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Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-02-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,134
Posted By mfunnell
Well, I was really mentioning that MG7160 as the...

Well, I was really mentioning that MG7160 as the smaller, less expensive option which, IMO, produces decent B&W prints. (The equivalent North America model is the MG7120, I understand.) I'm not sure...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-02-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,134
Posted By mfunnell
For general printing tasks and for producing...

For general printing tasks and for producing quite decent prints on gloss RC-type paper up to A4 (or letter) in size I've been reasonably pleased with my Canon MG7160 dye-based printer (model number...
Forum: Photo Software 01-02-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4,442
Posted By mfunnell
Here's what I came up with, from your 1st photo,...

Here's what I came up with, from your 1st photo, using a quick run with my more-or-less standard workflow:

https://c8.staticflickr.com/1/540/31945716271_8b4e68655b_o.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 4,766
Posted By mfunnell
Nothing rangefinder about it, but this is my...

Nothing rangefinder about it, but this is my favourite of the past year:
https://c3.staticflickr.com/2/1468/25239996554_fb8cd2fd3d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EsnzCo)
I love the little eastern...
Forum: RFF News 12-07-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 6,711
Posted By mfunnell
Not at all so! I'd say entirely deserved, even...

Not at all so! I'd say entirely deserved, even among the other very fine photos.

...Mike
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-27-2016
Replies: 947
Views: 187,763
Posted By mfunnell
Epping station in...

Epping station in Sydney:
https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5588/31269851205_6bcebf5cc7_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PDdakB)

Cheltenham station (also Sydney). My local...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-27-2016
Replies: 297
Views: 35,055
Posted By mfunnell
https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5672/31186870526_0a6...

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5672/31186870526_0a683f4eb1_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PvSS5f)

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5732/31070052381_66ce81870a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Pky97i)

No rangefinders...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 4,593
Posted By mfunnell
My father's history of cameras went from Kodak...

My father's history of cameras went from Kodak (box brownie) through Balda, Diax, Miranda (mentioned earlier in the thread), Olympus then on to Canon. So that has Balda and Diax as defunct camera...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-24-2016
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,916
Posted By mfunnell
https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5711/31078821582_3a0...

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5711/31078821582_3a09243df5_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Pmk5Tq)

...Mike
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-23-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 83,769
Posted By mfunnell
But it's quite possible that Leicas are...

But it's quite possible that Leicas are overpriced but sell anyway (because they operate in a market or market segment that is inefficient or uncompetitive or both). It is also quite possible that...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-23-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 83,769
Posted By mfunnell
Well, in (IMO, highly over-simplified and...

Well, in (IMO, highly over-simplified and unrealistic) theory, if the market is efficient and competitive (ie. not a real market) then market price will match market value if all units available in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-22-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 83,769
Posted By mfunnell
I know it's from Wikipedia, but it seems fair...

I know it's from Wikipedia, but it seems fair enough to me.

...Mike
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-21-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 83,769
Posted By mfunnell
Then I must be alienated by a great many things -...

Then I must be alienated by a great many things - because there are a great many things I like and I want (in a rather abstract way; knowing I can't afford them) and so by that reasoning I must be...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-21-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 83,769
Posted By mfunnell
I haven't got the money to buy a Bentley so I'm...

I haven't got the money to buy a Bentley so I'm alienated by their prices.

I haven't got the money to buy a Ford so I'm alienated by their prices.

I haven't got the money to buy a Leica. But I do...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-20-2016
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,916
Posted By mfunnell
Maybe it's a bit dull, or cliched, or stilted, or...

Maybe it's a bit dull, or cliched, or stilted, or formal - or something. But my UWA lens (ZM Distagon 18mm) is new to me, and I don't naturally "see" wide. So I'm taking baby steps and trying to...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-20-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 5,740
Posted By mfunnell
Now I'm so familiar with my M240, I'm starting to...

Now I'm so familiar with my M240, I'm starting to think my M3 is "too thin" :o

...Mike
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-18-2016
Replies: 123
Views: 8,187
Posted By mfunnell
Today's bag (Hadley Pro) has: M240 + ZM Distagon...

Today's bag (Hadley Pro) has:

M240 + ZM Distagon 18mm
Elmar-M 50mm
UC Hexanon 35mm
Spare battery
Spare SD card
Lenspen (for the brush)
Rocket Blower
Microfibre cloth x2
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-17-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,476
Posted By mfunnell
So did I, and at least two other books by RFF...

So did I, and at least two other books by RFF photographers. And I spruiked their wares, and I'm glad I did. I'm not so sure I'd like their work(s) on my wall. Though I guess it depends on the wall...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,284
Posted By mfunnell
I've been following their Kickstarter updates and...

I've been following their Kickstarter updates and really do believe they are positive. Delayed, but positive. Perhaps some time in 2017 we might see some photographs taken with their film. I'm hoping...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-13-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,754
Posted By mfunnell
Well, this is an expensive thread! I found a...

Well, this is an expensive thread!

I found a new-old-stock ZM 18mm/f4 and so felt I more-or-less had to buy it (particularly having argued the price down quite substantially). Thing is, I'm not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2016
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,202
Posted By mfunnell
CZ ZM Distagon 18mm/f4 - only a few test shots,...

CZ ZM Distagon 18mm/f4 - only a few test shots, so far, but I've at least one I like well enough:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5772/30856754001_9ae67f720b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P1GVW2)

More...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By mfunnell
I'm not entirely sure that's so, though no doubt...

I'm not entirely sure that's so, though no doubt stopping down does increase sharpness a little, and DOF as well. While I've not done the testing to be able to tell for sure, I've always thought that...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 5,492
Posted By mfunnell
I can see that approach being the best in some ...

I can see that approach being the best in some circumstances, for some types of course. But whether it's the right approach would, I think, depends on answers to questions like "which students?",...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By mfunnell
I suppose you could see some of our birds as...

I suppose you could see some of our birds as exotic. Most of our other critters are pretty ordinary, though:

http://img13.deviantart.net/1cdc/i/2006/229/5/7/kangaroo_and_joey_1_by_mfunnell.jpg
[Also...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By mfunnell
I've had mine for a great many years and given it...

I've had mine for a great many years and given it lots of use - often but not exclusively for photos of birds. Here are some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 7,510
Posted By mfunnell
Now if it were a selfie-tax, I'd be a vociferous...

Now if it were a selfie-tax, I'd be a vociferous supporter!

...Mike
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-24-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,686
Posted By mfunnell
Roger, I agree that the idea of nanopayments is...

Roger,

I agree that the idea of nanopayments is a very good one that might enable all kinds of things from small-scale enterprise through solving the "who pays for the news" problem killing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2016
Replies: 353
Views: 23,319
Posted By mfunnell
Leica M type 240 Konica Hexar RF Canon EOS...

Leica M type 240
Konica Hexar RF
Canon EOS 300D (a while ago, but it was a big deal at the time)
Canon EOS 7DmkII (the up-to-the-minute version of the above, with bells on)
Leica M3Special...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 5,541
Posted By mfunnell
That's what I did. ...Mike

That's what I did.

...Mike
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2016
Replies: 92
Views: 5,926
Posted By mfunnell
I use three digital cameras all the time, and I...

I use three digital cameras all the time, and I use and enjoy each for different purposes and reasons: Leica M240, Canon 7DII and Fujifilm X-Pro 1. Others get used from time to time. I'm not using...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-07-2015
Replies: 97
Views: 17,938
Posted By mfunnell
Also, quite importantly, the initial reaction to...

Also, quite importantly, the initial reaction to accept substantial numbers of those displaced by the Syrian conflict but only within our existing quotas almost immediately became politically...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-07-2015
Replies: 97
Views: 17,938
Posted By mfunnell
That's the one which I found had the highest...

That's the one which I found had the highest impact, at least on me - and I strongly suspect others would feel the same way. Despite this, it was far less frequently published.

...Miike
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-31-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 4,794
Posted By mfunnell
All's well that ends well

After working with the seller, we ended up with a mutually agreeable outcome. He's having the Pearl IV originally sent to me repaired, while he's sent me a different Pearl IV which is fully...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-28-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 13,689
Posted By mfunnell
There is no perfect bag, because there are many...

There is no perfect bag, because there are many different circumstances and no single bag can suit all of them.

Day-to-day I mostly use a Domke F8, which replaced an old Lowepro camera pouch of...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 4,577
Posted By mfunnell
Hmmm. I have a Diax Ia and IIb I picked up...

Hmmm. I have a Diax Ia and IIb I picked up recently as a package deal. I was after the IIb, which is the camera my father used for all our family photos from before I was born until he picked up a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-17-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 5,060
Posted By mfunnell
Yes. The cameras I use regularly are an M240, an...

Yes. The cameras I use regularly are an M240, an M3, Canon 7D2 &5Dc and a Fuji XP-1 (oh, and a little Canon P&S for photographing documents). The other camera I've been playing with of late is a...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-15-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 4,794
Posted By mfunnell
What a shame! My Pearl IV arrived in the mail...

What a shame! My Pearl IV arrived in the mail but with a broken shutter. I'm negotiating with the seller to figure out whether to return or repair...

Not happy...
Forum: RFF News 08-07-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 11,461
Posted By mfunnell
I've been enjoying the teeny-tiny size of my...

I've been enjoying the teeny-tiny size of my ultra-compact SLR lenses lately...

...Mike

P.S. Sarcasm aside, though, I can fit my M240 and 28, 35 and 50mm lenses easily in the same small bag that...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-07-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,323
Posted By mfunnell
In this I think you might be right. A couple of...

In this I think you might be right. A couple of years ago (November 2013) I shot a couple of rolls of Tri-X at a Melbourne Cup party, where most of those attending were so-called Millenials. I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-07-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 3,282
Posted By mfunnell
Some of these shots are good. One I think is...

Some of these shots are good. One I think is very good (#6). But it's the whole sequence that impresses me. That, I really like.

...Mike
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-07-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 4,794
Posted By mfunnell
Dez, you do realise how dangerous a thread like...

Dez, you do realise how dangerous a thread like this can be? Here I was, with no real desire for a 645 folder beyond my pre-war Super Ikonta A (I have a very nice example, BTW). And then, in a nasty...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-02-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 15,000
Posted By mfunnell
For the record, I use Artisan and Artist ACAM-100...

For the record, I use Artisan and Artist ACAM-100 extra long straps on my Ms, OpTech loop straps for SLRs with big lenses and a mixture of other things (quite a few Matin canvas or leather straps)...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-30-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 6,781
Posted By mfunnell
Only one camera bag? An insane idea! But if I...

Only one camera bag? An insane idea! But if I had to play, I'd choose probably my least-used bag, a Billingham 445. Why? That way if I needed to carry a lot of gear, I could. But I'd feel a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-30-2015
Replies: 147
Views: 34,916
Posted By mfunnell
That's the side I like best, too. :angel: ...

That's the side I like best, too. :angel:

...Mike
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-25-2015
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,916
Posted By mfunnell
It's where I went for lunch...

It's where I went for lunch yesterday...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3801/19822676879_3156bbaa0a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/wcEpe2)
...Mike
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-24-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 5,232
Posted By mfunnell
Unless you've found a perfect one (do tell: we're...

Unless you've found a perfect one (do tell: we're all looking) then the only answer is "of course the world needs a new camera bag" if only so we can buy it and decide it's awful. Then store it with...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-24-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 5,232
Posted By mfunnell
I understand where you're coming from, but also...

I understand where you're coming from, but also understand there are people in China, or Vietnam, and lots of other places besides, who feel much the same way.

That's certainly true. I'd bet that...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-16-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,954
Posted By mfunnell
Well, there's printing to hang on the wall (I...

Well, there's printing to hang on the wall (I have few enough of those) at one end through to printing 6x4s to stick in a cheap plastic pocket album (I do a lot of that; mostly to show photos to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-16-2015
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,916
Posted By mfunnell
Construction at my local railway...

Construction at my local railway station:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/314/19762499171_c3c8896ed4_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/w7kYuk)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/414/19571200629_b669b03fb6_o.jpg...
Forum: RFF News 07-15-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 5,501
Posted By mfunnell
Advertisments? I really miss...

Advertisments? I really miss those...:rolleyes:

...Mike
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-15-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 10,376
Posted By mfunnell
Well, f64 was a thing... ...Mike

Well, f64 was a thing...

...Mike
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-15-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 10,376
Posted By mfunnell
OK, so we're talking about things such as point...

OK, so we're talking about things such as point light-sources tending more elliptical than circular, the colour-shift in the rim around those point light-sources, the fact there is a rim - that kind...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-15-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 10,376
Posted By mfunnell
OK, so let's get down to cases (some old...

OK, so let's get down to cases (some old...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-15-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,782
Posted By mfunnell
Well, I was born in Queensland. That probably...

Well, I was born in Queensland. That probably counts against me.

...Mike
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,633
Posted By mfunnell
It might work, with the correct...

It might work, with the correct technique:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AoCK5r2TWg

but it could attract attention.

...Mike
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-14-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,782
Posted By mfunnell
There's no real way of making fun of this without...

There's no real way of making fun of this without having it seem personal, which I'm sure would be unjustified. But the temptation...

...Mike
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-14-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 10,376
Posted By mfunnell
Honestly, I don't understand the question. If...

Honestly, I don't understand the question. If "bokeh" is, to pick one definition, ...then I don't understand how you can be either for or against "bokeh" per se. It seems to me that any lens is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-14-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,556
Posted By mfunnell
Pop culture...

Pop culture reference:

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060830091337AAl6Wzw

...Mike
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-11-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 7,759
Posted By mfunnell
My problems with EVFs are more-or-less personal...

My problems with EVFs are more-or-less personal to me, or at least to those who have similar eyesight imperfections to mine. It's pretty simple: I need to wear glasses for clear distance vision and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
Posted By mfunnell
I agree that is stretching a friendship that...

I agree that is stretching a friendship that never existed.

That's one view. Perhaps the correct one under current rules, and one that many sellers (but not all) now follow. The ones who don't, I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-07-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 7,759
Posted By mfunnell
Yep. Total heresy, from my POV. The only point,...

Yep. Total heresy, from my POV. The only point, to me, of a digital M is that it has the OVF/RF. But that's just me. Even if Leica never makes another, it's no skin off my nose because I'm...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-07-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,543
Posted By mfunnell
I'm in pretty much the same circumstance. I hope...

I'm in pretty much the same circumstance. I hope things work out, but I suspect we're a bit too old-fashioned around here...

...Mike

P.S. It's odd how we're all talking about an M7-style...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
Posted By mfunnell
I have never sold a single item on eBay. ...

I have never sold a single item on eBay. However, I'm quite aware that the rules seem, these days, to be rather stacked against sellers. Which is one reason (apart from common politeness) to try to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
Posted By mfunnell
I had a problem recently, which I approached...

I had a problem recently, which I approached through the eBay messaging centre (I'm not sure of the details, but it was a matter of sending a message rather than raising a complaint, though it did...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-07-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 8,974
Posted By mfunnell
While your motivation is never something that's...

While your motivation is never something that's fussed me, I do like the photos you've shown here. Whatever the cause, I'm glad you took them and thank you for showing them to us.

...Mike
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2015
Replies: 324
Views: 35,716
Posted By mfunnell
Stairs at Hawkesbury River railway station in...

Stairs at Hawkesbury River railway station in Brooklyn. No, not that Brooklyn, this (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn,_New_South_Wales) ...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-03-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,244
Posted By mfunnell
Thanks for posting the link. I printed it, read...

Thanks for posting the link. I printed it, read it and enjoyed the story. I'm not sure I'd like the bloke, but I sure like his photos and always have.

...Mike
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-03-2015
Replies: 79
Views: 11,414
Posted By mfunnell
Great shot, and beautiful use of the Xpan. ...

Great shot, and beautiful use of the Xpan.

...Mike
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-03-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,055
Posted By mfunnell
I'll almost guarantee you it's the lens that's...

I'll almost guarantee you it's the lens that's off. My 75mm Summilux worked just fine for me, for years, with film. But it was the only lens I have that needed adjustment for digital. That's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,532
Posted By mfunnell
Good photos! I especially like the 3rd, and the...

Good photos! I especially like the 3rd, and the last.

...Mike
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-02-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,085
Posted By mfunnell
Interesting, the last paragraph of the post you...

Interesting, the last paragraph of the post you linked to: ...Mike
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-02-2015
Replies: 2,533
Views: 366,759
Posted By mfunnell
I think I would have liked Archie Arnold! Great...

I think I would have liked Archie Arnold!

Great photos, and stories, as always Chris.

...Mike
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Forum: Film vs Digital 07-02-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,085
Posted By mfunnell
Much the same reason I still use my Canon...

Much the same reason I still use my Canon (original) 5D.

There is no need to upgrade digital cameras. I've thought of upgrading my 5D but haven't, so far, found reason enough to justify spending...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-02-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,085
Posted By mfunnell
True enough - although I do have some RF 50mm...

True enough - although I do have some RF 50mm lenses I like just as much as my 50L (none - quite - as fast). And I guess ugliness is in the eye of the beholder: this combination, which I've used...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-01-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,055
Posted By mfunnell
The rangefinder doesn't 'just drift' out of...

The rangefinder doesn't 'just drift' out of alignment, it takes a knock of some kind. I haven't babied my gear and haven't had an RF out-of-alignment problem with any of my 2xHexar RFs (reputedly...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-30-2015
Replies: 79
Views: 11,414
Posted By mfunnell
As to the snowies, after 20 years, if I were your...

As to the snowies, after 20 years, if I were your guide you'd technically be described as "lost". Beer or coffee in town is another matter: those I can find with ease! We should, indeed, do that...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-30-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,380
Posted By mfunnell
One of the reasons I lost interest in photography...

One of the reasons I lost interest in photography for a good while was my inability to get decent prints of decent size at reasonable expense from my film shots. To get a decent larger-size colour...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-30-2015
Replies: 79
Views: 11,414
Posted By mfunnell
I can see why! Top spot, and top shot. ...

I can see why! Top spot, and top shot.

...Mike
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By mfunnell
A great idea for getting close-up shots :D ...

A great idea for getting close-up shots :D

...Mike
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By mfunnell
Maybe. Fear doesn't enter into it, but I'm pretty...

Maybe. Fear doesn't enter into it, but I'm pretty sure nobody takes me seriously if I'm using my red XA2. The reactions look more like pity. Poor bloke either can't afford a real camera or just...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-30-2015
Replies: 79
Views: 11,414
Posted By mfunnell
It is an age since I've been fly-fishing. In...

It is an age since I've been fly-fishing. In fact, it is about 20 years. The last time I can recall was in western Nebraska while driving back from South Dakota around Easter 1995. I had a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-30-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 12,007
Posted By mfunnell
Raid might well be right, but I don't think I...

Raid might well be right, but I don't think I agree. I'd nominate the original 5D, and I think Rob-F's nominations of the D300 and (this one's only a perhaps) X100 might make the cut. I'd add in...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 06-30-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4,000
Posted By mfunnell
My personal experience was that when I first...

My personal experience was that when I first bought my M240 I'd have the occasional lockup, but not as bad as the OP describes. And also that 'waking up from sleep' was far too slow for my personal...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 7,541
Posted By mfunnell
Don't take my word on this (there are binocular...

Don't take my word on this (there are binocular geeks, but I'm not one of them). However...

... I think 20x50 equals: 20x magnification with 50mm objective lenses. Magnification should be pretty...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 7,541
Posted By mfunnell
Thanks Dave. I do enjoy our bird-life. ...

Thanks Dave. I do enjoy our bird-life.

...Mike
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-27-2015
Replies: 947
Views: 187,763
Posted By mfunnell
The current state of my local railway...

The current state of my local railway station:
https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3743/19012158230_6e7ce7885e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uY3hgy)

...Mike
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-26-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 11,886
Posted By mfunnell
+1 ...Mike

+1

...Mike
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-26-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,146
Posted By mfunnell
In the pre-digital era, after I stopped being...

In the pre-digital era, after I stopped being serious about photography for a while, I travelled with two Olympus P&S cameras: an mju-II (bought here in Oz, taking the place of an XA2) and a Stylus...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-24-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,472
Posted By mfunnell
If I wanted donuts in the background, I'd...

If I wanted donuts in the background, I'd photograph a coffee shop :rolleyes:

...Mike
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-24-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,472
Posted By mfunnell
I killed my "need to buy" by working out the best...

I killed my "need to buy" by working out the best price on some batteries (always useful) and picking up some cheap camera bags. The latter because I've never had that particular bug 'til now, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 11,886
Posted By mfunnell
Yep, that's it! They just go with trends..be it...

Yep, that's it! They just go with trends..be it clothing, cameras, etc and they try so hard to be cool its really obvious and painful to watch..[/quote]To be fair, I suspect try-hards are just that,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 11,886
Posted By mfunnell
OK, maybe it hasn't changed that much after all...

OK, maybe it hasn't changed that much after all :(

...Mike
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 11,886
Posted By mfunnell
When I lived in LA, that's the kind of intro that...

When I lived in LA, that's the kind of intro that ended with something like '[...and] killed me.' I understand things have changed for the much, much, better.

...Mike
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 11,886
Posted By mfunnell
For this one, the "hive mind" approach is...

For this one, the "hive mind" approach is probably as good as any and better than most. My top two results from a google search on 'hipster'...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-20-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,793
Posted By mfunnell
It doesn't work that way for me at all. I'm...

It doesn't work that way for me at all. I'm short-sighted, and so wear glasses for distance vision. With increased age, I have to take my glasses off to see close up. Looking through an optical...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-20-2015
Replies: 183
Views: 26,961
Posted By mfunnell
:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::eek::rolleyes::roll...

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::eek::rolleyes::rolleyes::p:rolleyes::bang:

:D:D

...Mike
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,338
Posted By mfunnell
I took my collapsible Summicron 50 in LTM off my...

I took my collapsible Summicron 50 in LTM off my M3, put my modern Elmar-M 50 on and put it in the bag (with two spare rolls of Tri-X) I'm taking with me tomorrow. That's along with my M240,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2015
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,202
Posted By mfunnell
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/514/18950243501_4627...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/514/18950243501_4627a3ab3f_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uSyXbe)

...and a quick shot taken with it when I ducked out for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2015
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,202
Posted By mfunnell
Enjoy it! ...Mike

Enjoy it!

...Mike
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-18-2015
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,508
Posted By mfunnell
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5493/18872371682_efe...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5493/18872371682_efec830800_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uKFQAE)

...Mike
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,540
Posted By mfunnell
I have one. Compared with the older plastic...

I have one. Compared with the older plastic mount version the new STM lens feels better built, focuses more smoothly (and a lot less noisily) though not noticibly more accurately or even swiftly (at...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-18-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,542
Posted By mfunnell
But he'd make Ralph take the photos. (I still...

But he'd make Ralph take the photos. (I still have my copy of The Curse of Lono. I know how it worked.)

...Mike
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-18-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,542
Posted By mfunnell
It's good to know that Bubbles Fisher might still...

It's good to know that Bubbles Fisher might still with us! (I googled, and she was still on the twig according to a Yass Tribune story of a few years ago. I didn't press the search, for fear of...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-18-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 32,567
Posted By mfunnell
Good point, if an ugly one :( I guess I hoped or...

Good point, if an ugly one :( I guess I hoped or expected that the 'RFF sensibility' might kick in. But it didn't - and I suppose I contributed to that. For which I can only apologise :o

...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 8,108
Posted By mfunnell
Not small, though, and nothing you could forget...

Not small, though, and nothing you could forget in the pocket of your overcoat until you saw a photo-opportunity...

Another thing that I'd forgotten, or not even really thought about, or never...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-18-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 32,567
Posted By mfunnell
You are right and I am wrong. I abase myself...

You are right and I am wrong. I abase myself before ye. On whatever subject you choose, or none at all.

Excuse me. Please. Sir. :bang: Does that change the camera you don't like :confused:

...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-18-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 32,567
Posted By mfunnell
I, too, have many digital cameras and have shot...

I, too, have many digital cameras and have shot more than 30K images with them (though I've printed or done something else with far fewer of them). I am primarily a digital photographer but I...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-18-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 32,567
Posted By mfunnell
[/quote] Nobody can, because there is no benefit...

[/quote]

Nobody can, because there is no benefit to the Q for you.

You're on record here as disliking digital:

This. A big +100 to this post![/quote]
[Apologies to BrooklynNYC, who holds to a...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-17-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 32,567
Posted By mfunnell
From the reports and photos I've seen the image...

From the reports and photos I've seen the image quality is excellent, with caveats. Looking only at resolution (there are many more aspects to image quality) the centre is excellent or perhaps...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 8,108
Posted By mfunnell
I dearly love my M3. But I like other cameras...

I dearly love my M3. But I like other cameras too. There's digital convenience, for one. I've gone for months, while away, using nothing but a large-sensor digi-P&S and my M3 with Elmar-M 50/2.8...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-17-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 32,567
Posted By mfunnell
And they rig the exposure values as well...

And they rig the exposure values as well :confused: Sure, they say they used that faster shutter speed, but they faked it...

...Mike
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-17-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 32,567
Posted By mfunnell
At Sean Reid's pay site (I find it worth paying...

At Sean Reid's pay site (I find it worth paying for, others may not) he noted that the Q's performance was inferior in the corners compared to the RX1R. It may be that this is an artifact of the...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-16-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 32,567
Posted By mfunnell
Sounds like an odd design for a motor car, though...

Sounds like an odd design for a motor car, though it would invite the question "but how does it drive?" If it drives well, perhaps better than more traditional designs at the price-point, the odd...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-16-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 32,567
Posted By mfunnell
On the contrary, I strongly suspect it's quite...

On the contrary, I strongly suspect it's quite well designed, though probably with design parameters you would not have chosen or don't prefer.

But I think that's probably the point: it was designed...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-13-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 25,200
Posted By mfunnell
I think you may have missed my point there. I...

I think you may have missed my point there. I wasn't saying the Q per se is a "toss against the wall". All I was trying to suggest is that with the Panaleica, S, X, T, M and Q lines, Leica seems to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-13-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 6,896
Posted By mfunnell
Perhaps it's just me, but my guess is that in...

Perhaps it's just me, but my guess is that in this post-Snowden era the "Lidless Eye of Sauron" look of the red dot might not sit well with some. At least electrical tape makes for an easy fix.

...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-13-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,448
Posted By mfunnell
Actually, Keith, I think you might genuinely be...

Actually, Keith, I think you might genuinely be nuts, at least as regards this. Not because of the reasons mentioned above, but because of your love of the EVF on your M240. Personally I don't care...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-13-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 25,200
Posted By mfunnell
All of that may well be true. Time, as they say,...

All of that may well be true. Time, as they say, will tell. My personal take, for whatever that's worth (which isn't much) is that at least Leica is participating in what I regard as the "throw it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-12-2015
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,082
Posted By mfunnell
Here are a couple I took the other week with my...

Here are a couple I took the other week with my M240, aiming for a sort of "old world" look to modern Double Bay in Sydney:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/288/18573321789_f209ec433a_o.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-11-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By mfunnell
Actually, it's pretty easy to use, but somewhat...

Actually, it's pretty easy to use, but somewhat odd until you get used to it. Just follow the manual to 'train' the system. I've done that, but found it impossible to use while also using other (no...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,782
Posted By mfunnell
I looked back through some of my stuff, and I've...

I looked back through some of my stuff, and I've taken very few photos of homeless people and put even fewer anywhere where someone might see them. But I do recall this...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,782
Posted By mfunnell
At this point I don't even know what you think...

At this point I don't even know what you think 'surreptitious photography' is. Given your chosen example, "that dress" in an event I'd more-or-less paid no attention to and had to think back to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-11-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By mfunnell
I just grabbed mine, and it takes two CR123...

I just grabbed mine, and it takes two CR123 batteries loaded under the somewhat flimsy cover, labelled 'Batt Open', loaded from the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,782
Posted By mfunnell
To me, that's back to front reasoning.. It's like...

To me, that's back to front reasoning.. It's like questioning whether anyone really needs clean air, using the argument that lots of folk smoke anyway..[/quote]OK, I'll go along with the gag. Invert...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,782
Posted By mfunnell
Don't want to argue here, for multiple reasons...

Don't want to argue here, for multiple reasons including that I genuinely think poor Ms Spencer was far more sinned against than sinning. She most certainly was a victim of the 'cult of celebrity',...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,782
Posted By mfunnell
Therein really does lie the problem: why does...

Therein really does lie the problem: why does everyone think they have an 'image' that needs to be controlled? Aside from studio stars, with teams of publicists, or politicians with teams of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-11-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 8,460
Posted By mfunnell
I agree - and yet, in a different sense, I've...

I agree - and yet, in a different sense, I've recently been admiring the technological leap between open-aperture metering and earlier stopped-down metering SLRs, and the different ways the various...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,782
Posted By mfunnell
However, at the time that photo was taken she was...

However, at the time that photo was taken she was already using the 'cult of celebrity' thing when it suited her, and pretending innocence when it didn't. I don't blame the press at all for not...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,782
Posted By mfunnell
I would but I'm too far away for the home...

I would but I'm too far away for the home service. Instead, I have to deal with the world one. And I'm not kidding when I say that includes horror.

...Mike

P.S. Though I'm sure you already...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-11-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 10,104
Posted By mfunnell
Olympus XA2, in red. Because it belonged to my...

Olympus XA2, in red. Because it belonged to my dear departed mother, it does a nice job, it's small, and nobody takes it seriously.

...Mike
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,782
Posted By mfunnell
I find that an exceptionally interesting...

I find that an exceptionally interesting question. Me, personally, as one of the few dinosaurs still walking the earth, I find I simply don't care. If anyone manages to take a photo of me, they can...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,782
Posted By mfunnell
Well, he does have a certain expertise regarding...

Well, he does have a certain expertise regarding the creation of victims :(:(:mad::(

...Mike
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 8,460
Posted By mfunnell
And I just grabbed my poor old Canon 300D (aka...

And I just grabbed my poor old Canon 300D (aka original Digital Rebel), stepped out on my balcony and took a quick shot to demonstrate it still works (I've owned it for more than 10 years; it got...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 8,460
Posted By mfunnell
I expect I'll be using my M240 in 10 years time. ...

I expect I'll be using my M240 in 10 years time. The Canon 5D (original) is coming up to 10 years old, and I still use mine (I've had it for about 6-7 years; bought 2nd-hand from someone upgrading...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-10-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,782
Posted By mfunnell
That other thread arrived and vanished swiftly! ...

That other thread arrived and vanished swiftly!

...Mike
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-10-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,164
Posted By mfunnell
That's about as close as I can get. Thankfully,...

That's about as close as I can get.

Thankfully, it doesn't do that to me! :eek::eek::eek:

Can't argue with that! (I do like fishing, I just don't do it enough. Work and all that. It's easier to...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 06-10-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 9,129
Posted By mfunnell
Thanks! It's the Pyrmont Bridge...

Thanks! It's the Pyrmont Bridge (http://www.darlingharbour.com/learn-explore/pyrmont-bridge/) in Sydney, taken while walking across Darling Harbour - back before they pulled down the Sydney Monorail...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-09-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,025
Posted By mfunnell
While I can agree with you about Frank's work, I...

While I can agree with you about Frank's work, I wouldn't be quite so brave criticising the photographer in the article. The only things I know about wedding photography are (1) that it's harder...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 06-09-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 9,129
Posted By mfunnell
That sure looks good, and if it produces the...

That sure looks good, and if it produces the results you're after then there's not much to argue with. My choices have been different but yours seem pretty sensible (probably more sensible than mine...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 7,541
Posted By mfunnell
While I am fond of long lenses, let's try not to...

While I am fond of long lenses, let's try not to engage in lens-measuring contests :angel:

...Mike
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 7,541
Posted By mfunnell
Perhaps so, but if you want to fill the frame...

Perhaps so, but if you want to fill the frame with photos of birds there's no real substitute for a tele lens, and I'm also afraid that "the longer the better" is the best approach.

Two from my...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 06-08-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 9,129
Posted By mfunnell
Just in case it's of some use to someone, here's...

Just in case it's of some use to someone, here's a quick size comparison of the new EF-S 24mm/f2.8 pancake lens on an APS-C camera (should be roughly the same size as the 40mm for full-frame) with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2015
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,202
Posted By mfunnell
An early Super Takumar 35mm/f2 (the one with the...

An early Super Takumar 35mm/f2 (the one with the 67mm filter size) with original cap and hood. From back in the days when dinosaurs walked the earth and a fast lens wanted a big front...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 06-08-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 9,129
Posted By mfunnell
There is, however, the old (quite old by EOS...

There is, however, the old (quite old by EOS standards) EF 24mm/f2.8 which is compact, though not pancake sized, and takes a decent photo with the old original...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2015
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,082
Posted By mfunnell
I'm still trying to decide whether I like this...

I'm still trying to decide whether I like this photo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mfunnell/18296273271) - let alone the B&W...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,864
Posted By mfunnell
I can understand why. A beautiful lens. ...

I can understand why. A beautiful lens.

...Mike
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,864
Posted By mfunnell
My personal choices are weird, but I'm crazy. ...

My personal choices are weird, but I'm crazy. They would be a Konica M-Hexanon 28mm/f2.8, a Konica UC Hexanon 35mm/f2 in LTM, a Canon 50mm/f1.4 in LTM, a Leica Summilux 75mm/f1.4 and a Nikkor-P...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-29-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 25,746
Posted By mfunnell
Yes, I'm pretty sure it is that...

Yes, I'm pretty sure it is that lens:
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7767/18229550505_e4b3b86447_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tLTdfV)
(please excuse the P&S photo with flash: it was the best I could do...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-29-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 25,746
Posted By mfunnell
Who says you need an EOS camera and EF lens to autofocus?

Who says you need an EOS camera and EF lens to autofocus?

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8808/18224980851_d1f2f249a2_o.jpg...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-28-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,672
Posted By mfunnell
Are you sure about that designation? Because...

Are you sure about that designation? Because Summarit-M would make more sense to me :confused:

...Mike
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-27-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,672
Posted By mfunnell
It is an excellent lens: my favourite 35mm. ...

It is an excellent lens: my favourite 35mm. However, the very different M-Hexanon 35mm lens is probably technically "better" in terms of distortion, corner sharpness and so on. I'd guess the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-25-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,675
Posted By mfunnell
Thanks Fergus. Given that my examples are all...

Thanks Fergus.



Given that my examples are all my own work, I figure I'm probably safe enough from myself!

Which may well be true, and does make me uncomfortable (which is why I won't do...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-25-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,675
Posted By mfunnell
I've often wondered about this in terms both of...

I've often wondered about this in terms both of legality and "doing the right thing" (given that "legal" and "right" aren't necessarily that closely related), when referring to others' content in the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-16-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 10,060
Posted By mfunnell
I've had (photographic) life before Leica...

I've had (photographic) life before Leica (Olympus OM gear; Oly P&S cameras then Canon SLR and DSLR gear); life with and without Leica (Konica Hexar RF with both Konica and Leica lenses: I bought an...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 05-05-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,623
Posted By mfunnell
I use a ColorMunki device for both monitor and...

I use a ColorMunki device for both monitor and print profiles and it's done a good job for me. However, I use it on nasty Windows-y boxes and not Mac-things so I'm not much use to you there.

...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-01-2015
Replies: 186
Views: 11,870
Posted By mfunnell
I like the Fujifilm cameras and really like their...

I like the Fujifilm cameras and really like their lenses. For me it was the X Pro-1 rather than one of the others, but that's because I can't live with an EVF, even a very good one. That's mostly...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-30-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 4,764
Posted By mfunnell
Dear Roger, Neither can I, at least not at a...

Dear Roger,

Neither can I, at least not at a competitive level. I don't have the size for it. I topped out at playing Hooker for Combined Services, but that was in the days where you had to strike...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-30-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 4,764
Posted By mfunnell
Quite right. After all, autofocus is entirely...

Quite right. After all, autofocus is entirely unnecessary if you're photographing football games for Sports Illustrated or ESPN. Indeed, superflous. Yet, somehow, the deluded folks who work for...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-29-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 4,764
Posted By mfunnell
To what bad end, though? I can enjoy using the...

To what bad end, though? I can enjoy using the kind of camera that took this:
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8597/15735883714_3ea8f9c6ec_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pYwvZU)
(almost the anti-Leica;...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-29-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,791
Posted By mfunnell
To be fair, the 18-55 works very well with the...

To be fair, the 18-55 works very well with the OVF, else I wouldn't use it.

...Mike
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-29-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 4,764
Posted By mfunnell
Quite right! And by your progression I'm not ...

Quite right! And by your progression I'm not quite as low as a snake's belly, but I'm pretty close. Sure, I shoot film as well as digital (though not as often as I 'should') and I even develop my...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-29-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,791
Posted By mfunnell
My X Pro-1 is not my primary camera system, so...

My X Pro-1 is not my primary camera system, so take this with a grain of salt. I've found the 35mm/f1.4 lens excellent and the 18-55OIS also very good (and quite a cut above other makers 'kit' type...
Forum: Off Topic 04-29-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,697
Posted By mfunnell
All politics and international affairs aside, it...

All politics and international affairs aside, it is very sad. I am glad that Mary Jane Veloso is still with us, but regret deeply that eight others are not.

...Mike
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-28-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 4,764
Posted By mfunnell
I guess I wonder why it's such a slippery...

I guess I wonder why it's such a slippery slope.

I have an M240 which I've set up the way I like to use it, and mostly do so without pushing buttons (aside from the shutter release) or looking at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 13,583
Posted By mfunnell
My assumption has been that this is because...

My assumption has been that this is because later-manufacturered versions of the K1000 weren't built to the same standards as the early ones. I have an early-production K1000 (paired with an SMC...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-28-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3,063
Posted By mfunnell
I have mine, I'm glad to have participated in the...

I have mine, I'm glad to have participated in the Kickstarter campaign and I enjoyed the book. I've spent more time away than at home since the book arrived but I'm sure I'll enjoy browsing at more...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,251
Posted By mfunnell
^^^+++ I really, really, like my Contax G2 and a...

^^^+++
I really, really, like my Contax G2 and a great many of the things I like about the X Pro-1 align with that and with what you've said. The only :( downside there is I don't have the 35-70...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,251
Posted By mfunnell
I never intended to end up with an X Pro-1, but I...

I never intended to end up with an X Pro-1, but I did anyway. Not as a substitute for my SLR system, because it isn't. Not as a cheap digital window-finder way of using my M-mount lenses, because...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-30-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 6,984
Posted By mfunnell
I know I'm raising a dead thread here but this...

I know I'm raising a dead thread here but this post just allowed me to resurrect an OM-2SP which was trying to act like a paperweight. Who knows if the fix will hold for the long term - but reviving...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-13-2015
Replies: 138
Views: 12,458
Posted By mfunnell
Me, personally, I love what you're doing. And...

Me, personally, I love what you're doing. And I'd ask that you'd please continue. Even where I might disagree, that could easily be because I'm wrong, or not, but nonetheless might spark...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-27-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 11,798
Posted By mfunnell
I said go for the Nikon system, much though I...

I said go for the Nikon system, much though I love the 45mm Planar that goes with the G1. The three things which would incline me that way for the stated purposes were avaialbility and price...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3,947
Posted By mfunnell
April, I believe, based on their latest...

April, I believe, based on their latest communication via Kickstarter.

...Mike
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-16-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 13,780
Posted By mfunnell
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2937/14378778165_93...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2937/14378778165_9361e7be0b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nUAZNn)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2895/14378778745_6334bbaf00_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nUAZYn)

Bourke...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-30-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,376
Posted By mfunnell
My photographic hobby comes in two parts, which...

My photographic hobby comes in two parts, which are only somewhat related to each other.

One part is my interest in taking photographs - mostly assorted types of the "documentation" variety (birds...
Forum: Travel 01-29-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,599
Posted By mfunnell
To be fair, that's only the crocodiles and...

To be fair, that's only the crocodiles and sharks.

...Mike
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By mfunnell
As far as I'm aware, those are the only two...

As far as I'm aware, those are the only two models (the T90 had it, as an FD-mount manual focus camera but, obviously, that means it wasn't an EOS film camera so doesn't make the cut). I know the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2015
Replies: 150
Views: 17,717
Posted By mfunnell
For what it's worth (and it might not be that...

For what it's worth (and it might not be that much!) here are a couple of threads of mine from a couple or three years ago about working with film under difficult circumstances (and most certainly...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-16-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,612
Posted By mfunnell
I'd love to say "yes" but, unfortunately, it's a...

I'd love to say "yes" but, unfortunately, it's a big "no" (at least in this instance). I needed someone to custom-fabricate an expansion box, aft of the exausts, to replace the corroded POS that was...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-16-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,612
Posted By mfunnell
Sometimes I have a strong relationship with my...

Sometimes I have a strong relationship with my subjects, sometimes not...

Tuffy, here, seems to be the boss-cocky where I had my front muffler patched, so I could pass my rego check just before...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,332
Posted By mfunnell
I'm middle-aged and own a 5D and an M3. Who am I...

I'm middle-aged and own a 5D and an M3. Who am I supposed to identify with?

...Mike
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-15-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3,219
Posted By mfunnell
I had assumed that statement indicated that at...

I had assumed that statement indicated that at narrower apertures defects on the surface of the sensor would be more visible in photographs. I'd not even thought use of narrow apertures might...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-14-2015
Replies: 127
Views: 35,934
Posted By mfunnell
What he said. If cash were to fall out the sky,...

What he said.

If cash were to fall out the sky, I would get a black M-P to back up the M240 with. I do not want the M-P badly enough to sell/trade the M240 I have and pay the difference for a new...
Forum: Off Topic 01-12-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,469
Posted By mfunnell
Well, just the title of this might give something...

Well, just the title of this might give something of a...
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,469
Posted By mfunnell
I'd have thought, silly me, that by definition...

I'd have thought, silly me, that by definition the Old Testament couldn't possibly be "gospel" truth...

...Mike
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,469
Posted By mfunnell
Satire, as Maxwell Smart might have told you,...

Satire, as Maxwell Smart might have told you, should only be used for Niceness instead of Evil.

...Mike
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By mfunnell
You are probably right (as you have the...

You are probably right (as you have the experience and I most certainly don't) and I'm one of those bozos who does the "buy something, pay for it, and that's it" thing. I've actually wondered why...
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,469
Posted By mfunnell
Fair enough, and thanks. And now it's my turn to...

Fair enough, and thanks. And now it's my turn to apologise as I appear to have come across a bit more strongly than I intended.

But I think we're OK. I sure hope so as I really was more interested...
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,469
Posted By mfunnell
Now there's a single sentence which requires a...

Now there's a single sentence which requires a book-length refutation. Starting with the difference between initial impetus, overt and (hmmm) less-than-overt motivation, then moving to actual...
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,469
Posted By mfunnell
Firstly I'll note (since you were directly...

Firstly I'll note (since you were directly responding to me) that I'm not one of those "folks in the U.S." as I'm all the way down here in OZ and not in any way American at all (from either...
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,469
Posted By mfunnell
That seems to make things rather too...

That seems to make things rather too context-dependent. I'm not easily offended and even if I were deeply offended I'm not going to kill anyone over it. Does that mean that someone who will kill if...
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,469
Posted By mfunnell
If you take potshots at both protected pets and...

If you take potshots at both protected pets and unprotected pets alike you're a bigot because, after all, you're taking potshots at protected pets.

If you only take potshots at unprotected pets, and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-08-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 4,072
Posted By mfunnell
Someone tell me I'm wrong, but my impression is...

Someone tell me I'm wrong, but my impression is that improved demoasicing algorithms in RAW converters have more to do with eliminating the "muddy green" problem with x-trans sensors than anything to...
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,469
Posted By mfunnell
It may be at a fair distance, but I do have to...

It may be at a fair distance, but I do have to admire the sentiment.

...Mike
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,924
Posted By mfunnell
Thanks! And I plan to. How come I never find...

Thanks! And I plan to.
How come I never find those? Hell, I thought I did well with a non-AI 35/2 for $35! But I do thank you that the Nikkormat was over the $10 mark - at least it wasn't the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,924
Posted By mfunnell
Perhaps you're right, perhaps not. I can...

Perhaps you're right, perhaps not. I can certainly attest that all the high value (or at least high price) items I've bought through RFF have been pleasant transactions - and that really matters to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,924
Posted By mfunnell
Too true. I recently bought a black Nikon F2...

Too true. I recently bought a black Nikon F2 with a dinged-up unmetered prism for a bit less than AU$150 shipped from Japan to OZ. Accidently. KEH prices for worse-condition (black) finders with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2015
Replies: 5,513
Views: 486,888
Posted By mfunnell
Whatever else you might think (and the equipment...

Whatever else you might think (and the equipment is almost precisely antethical to the general spirit of RFF) you have to acknolwedge that these little guys are full of...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-07-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 34,825
Posted By mfunnell
I voted "because I wanted one", but would make...

I voted "because I wanted one", but would make the additional caveat that I found myself in the somewhat surprising circumstance that I could afford one.

As to why I wanted one, well, it's all about...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2015
Replies: 385
Views: 64,949
Posted By mfunnell
I voted "other" rather than "it is too expensive"...

I voted "other" rather than "it is too expensive" because, while it was cost that kept me away from digital Leicas, it was not that the cameras themselves are too expensive - though they are very...
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