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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 885
Posted By Richard G
I’m sure I read here that there are no bad 35’s....

I’m sure I read here that there are no bad 35’s. Looks like the CV f 2.5 is your lens.
Forum: RFF Polls 1 Week Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 5,751
Posted By Richard G
N.o. Nor about any other cameras. I am...

N.o.

Nor about any other cameras.

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

Obviously I am not taking photography or my gear seriously enough.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 739
Views: 161,210
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48102559613_da...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48102559613_daf2fe205e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ghEc76)
M2 35 Summicron Kentmere 100 1/125s f2 (https://flic.kr/p/2ghEc76) by Richard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,888
Posted By Richard G
Wow. That's a great shot.

Wow. That's a great shot.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 308
Views: 37,283
Posted By Richard G
This is a great thread. Don't apologise: I thank...

This is a great thread. Don't apologise: I thank you for resurrecting it. I bought mine from Pacific Rim Camera. http://www.pacificrimcamera.com.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By Richard G
Thanks for noticing mine Robert.

Thanks for noticing mine Robert.
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Richard G
I’d get the Sekonic 308x for the key reason that...

I’d get the Sekonic 308x for the key reason that the lumisphere faces in the same direction as the display. For incident readings my original Gossen Sixtar (Piiot) and the new Sixtomat have an end...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Richard G
I read that the problem of the early ones will...

I read that the problem of the early ones will have declared itself and been fixed before any of us now would be in the hunt. I have a two lug chrome 134xxxx that came from DAG and it is fine. Your...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,330
Posted By Richard G
Apparently an Aldi special a while back was an...

Apparently an Aldi special a while back was an electronic guitar tuner. People who had no guitar and couldn’t play still bought them. Must have led a few to get the guitar, try to tune it, strum a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,330
Posted By Richard G
I agree with the “be happy”. All my photography...

I agree with the “be happy”. All my photography gear put together cost less than what I’d lose in one day buying a new Mercedes instead of my wonderful three year old second hand Citroen. Just don’t...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,778
Posted By Richard G
My Monochrom might have been assembled more...

My Monochrom might have been assembled more carefully. I think they make incremental improvements over a long production run. It’s the same with cars.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,463
Posted By Richard G
Those three and especially the SM: Respect. 2015...

Those three and especially the SM: Respect. 2015 C5 Exclusive for me currently. No scars.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By Richard G
I think it will suit you.

I think it will suit you.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,702
Posted By Richard G
Thanks very much Allen.

Thanks very much Allen.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,463
Posted By Richard G
I’m on a French car forum. We do the same with...

I’m on a French car forum. We do the same with cars - and include former cars.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,463
Posted By Richard G
I really liked Barnwulf’s signature, a quote from...

I really liked Barnwulf’s signature, a quote from Giacometti. And another member’s quote of Spock about wanting being better than having. And others.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,677
Posted By Richard G
Nice shots David, especially the one above (#5264)

Nice shots David, especially the one above (#5264)
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 876
Posted By Richard G
Yes. You're right. Here is Emerson Fittipaldi at...

Yes. You're right. Here is Emerson Fittipaldi at Goodwood nearly fifty years later. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxGn6XkPty8
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 876
Posted By Richard G
Well, we’re an erudite and humorous bunch: the...

Well, we’re an erudite and humorous bunch: the clever twilight zone comment is trumped by the suggestion that everyone on the plane is smoking. I was being nice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 876
Posted By Richard G
Hand inspection of film. Two retired research...

Hand inspection of film.
Two retired research chemists.
And two prize wits.
Gotta love RFF.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 932
Posted By Richard G
I’m sure I’ve read this on RFF: “Wish I had the...

I’m sure I’ve read this on RFF: “Wish I had the <<insert camera of choice here>> when I took this one.” That’s the opportunity cost of not carrying your favourite camera. The OP’s question has worked...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 932
Posted By Richard G
Your amp goes to 11? :)

Your amp goes to 11?


:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 932
Posted By Richard G
PS. Maybe you had to load a film. That itself is...

PS. Maybe you had to load a film. That itself is grand: opening the crinkly sleeve, the smell and the feel of the paper and the black backing and the tug of it all winding on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 932
Posted By Richard G
This is not off topic, a reprinting of another...

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

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/man-and-things/amp
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 932
Posted By Richard G
“Artists are more interested in making things...

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

So getting out the Rollei,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,375
Posted By Richard G
I’ve had rangefinder issues after professional...

I’ve had rangefinder issues after professional service. Fortunately I was able to adjust it myself. One magical service of my M2 in 2007 by a Wetzlar born and trained technician has it cooing sweetly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By Richard G
Thanks for that link. Hilarious comments. “He’s...

Thanks for that link. Hilarious comments. “He’s going to look more out of place at the Trump Jr impeachment.”
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 130
Views: 9,243
Posted By Richard G
It will be interesting to learn what the CFV 50...

It will be interesting to learn what the CFV 50 II weighs. It was the weight and the rectangular format that made me decide against the Phase One back.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,223
Posted By Richard G
I wish I had read this when I was 17. For some...

I wish I had read this when I was 17. For some months after I got my first camera I had no light meter. I used my mother’s camera’s light meter but soon just relied on the Kodak film box end guide....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 130
Views: 9,243
Posted By Richard G
The 50 is on my long-term list to add. I don't...

The 50 is on my long-term list to add. I don't 'need' it, but....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 130
Views: 9,243
Posted By Richard G
The 60 Distagon is a very versatile lens. Amazing...

The 60 Distagon is a very versatile lens. Amazing close focus distance. This allows isolation of the subject. The out of focus background is magic even with maximum aperture 'only' f 3.5. It is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Richard G
Take off the baseplate in the darkroom or dark...

Take off the baseplate in the darkroom or dark bag. Advance the film, fire the shutter and keep doing this. slowly the film falls out. If the advance lever won't freely advance, just toggle it back...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,223
Posted By Richard G
For months I had my Leica II and Nickel Elmar...

For months I had my Leica II and Nickel Elmar collapsed in the outer shallow pocket of my Crumpler shoulder bag that went everywhere with me. Daily carry for sure.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,999
Posted By Richard G
Yes, I miss his wit here. Very knowledgeable.

Yes, I miss his wit here. Very knowledgeable.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,999
Posted By Richard G
And Koolzakukumba: great photos in the Gallery....

And Koolzakukumba: great photos in the Gallery. He’s ‘busy’ with the Online Darkroom - but obviously busy with something else too.
Forum: RFF News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Richard G
Photographer of the Beatles, Robert Freeman, dies

This article gives an account of the first photograph Freeman took of the Beatles, and some...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,999
Posted By Richard G
I miss HTeasley and Tigerphil. AND...

I miss HTeasley and Tigerphil. AND OurManInTangier!
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Richard G
The panoramic is brilliant. Love her expression....

The panoramic is brilliant. Love her expression. These two were obviously years ahead of their time. My congratulations, belated - from Australia.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,223
Posted By Richard G
I bought one from RFF classifieds. New beam...

I bought one from RFF classifieds. New beam splitter made the RF very useable. And it is the whole RF window, not a central patch like with an M. The VF one might adapt to, but the SBOOI finder is...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,702
Posted By Richard G
Thanks David. The Monochrom again of course.

Thanks David. The Monochrom again of course.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Richard G
CharlesDAMorgan http://www.rangefinderforum.com/r...

CharlesDAMorgan

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74341/med_U74341I1572464315.SEQ.0.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 3,497
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1472397174.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 363
Views: 24,815
Posted By Richard G
Great to see the acknowledgment of the M6 through...

Great to see the acknowledgment of the M6 through this thread.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 363
Views: 24,815
Posted By Richard G
Ten year ago? Leica M6 Leica M2 Olympus...

Ten year ago?

Leica M6
Leica M2
Olympus OM2n
Nikon F3 HP
Olympus Mju II
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 363
Views: 24,815
Posted By Richard G
1. Leica M6 2. Fuji X100 3. Leica M9 Monochrom 4....

1. Leica M6
2. Fuji X100
3. Leica M9 Monochrom
4. Konica Hexar AF
5. Hasselblad 500 C/M
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 39,201
Posted By Richard G
Nickel Elmar 50 3.5...

Nickel Elmar 50 3.5 (1932)

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1468639122.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 39,201
Posted By Richard G
35 Summilux at F1.4...

35 Summilux at F1.4 (1976)

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1567331323.SEQ.0.jpg A
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-01-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,183
Posted By Richard G
Beautiful, Robert.

Beautiful, Robert.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-30-2019
Replies: 1,924
Views: 301,753
Posted By Richard G
This is a marvellous car. Air suspension. The...

This is a marvellous car. Air suspension. The owner lives down the hill. He took me in this car not far from here, down the hill at 100mph, the three pointed star up ahead, the car like a limpet on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-29-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,702
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1555022245.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-29-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,702
Posted By Richard G
If you’re not decided on the Monochrom, and...

If you’re not decided on the Monochrom, and persuaded that your M9 or ME and their clever B and W jpegs or other software will do just fine, then don’t read Gregory Simpson’s extended 3 part review...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-28-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 728
Posted By Richard G
This I am impressed by.

This I am impressed by.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-28-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,702
Posted By Richard G
Yes, the second thread Rob. I think somewhere...

Yes, the second thread Rob. I think somewhere there I mention discovering in my Lightroom files some sharp wonderful black and white which I am sure must have been with the Monochrom but it was the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-27-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,702
Posted By Richard G
Yes, and No. There's a good soothing thread here...

Yes, and No. There's a good soothing thread here at RFF on the M9 black and white output. The black and white jpegs in particular are very good. No-one needs the MM. But everything is different when...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,276
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1449196393.SEQ.3.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,276
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1460980863.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-27-2019
Replies: 1,924
Views: 301,753
Posted By Richard G
Thanks David. Another with that...

Thanks David. Another with that lens:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1532818404.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-27-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,431
Posted By Richard G
Mine was replaced at almost five years. Subtly...

Mine was replaced at almost five years. Subtly affected. Noticed when photographing a vase of flowers against a plain wall on a tripod and using a small aperture. That was in November: the new sensor.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-27-2019
Replies: 1,414
Views: 476,483
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

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



http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1566706099.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 80,812
Posted By Richard G
It's a solitary business. Bob has great advice on...

It's a solitary business. Bob has great advice on this page. It's all about the individual and what he or she sees and what they find matters. In this sense likes on instagram and flickr can be very...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-26-2019
Replies: 1,924
Views: 301,753
Posted By Richard G
Thanks Helen. Its the new Summaron. It is...

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

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

All in the one garden near us. Here is the M9-P shot like...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-26-2019
Replies: 1,924
Views: 301,753
Posted By Richard G
This little Summaron-M f5.6 28 is wonderful on...

This little Summaron-M f5.6 28 is wonderful on the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-26-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By Richard G
Thank you Robert for kindly noticing one of mine.

Thank you Robert for kindly noticing one of mine.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By Richard G
There was no room for a centred tripod bush with...

There was no room for a centred tripod bush with the early Leica’s so compact. The shutter cover plate is very close to the base plate. Maybe the extra stability of the baseplate perforated cowling...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Richard G
Mine’s always been like that. M5 much easier. M6...

Mine’s always been like that. M5 much easier. M6 far too easy - a lens could fall off if you don’t click it. The digital Ms are about right. A bit of nose grease might help the lens on. It should...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By Richard G
Very interesting. Thanks.

Very interesting. Thanks.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-23-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Richard G
The half press to activate the meter, press a...

The half press to activate the meter, press a little further to lock exposure as you reframe and finally the further press to trip the shutter. All mechanical events.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-23-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Richard G
My M9-P is notchy either after it's first sensor...

My M9-P is notchy either after it's first sensor change, or since comparison with the much smoother M Monochrom. I've tried having it fixed but they achieved little. I don't think the M6 is much...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-23-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 728
Posted By Richard G
I am not sure, and I am glad you recognize the...

I am not sure, and I am glad you recognize the medical aspect of all this. But to be practical, much as I love the silver lenses, and even enjoy the apparent perversity of using them on my one black...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,464
Posted By Richard G
PS We should now also drop the two t’s of Elliott...

PS We should now also drop the two t’s of Elliott and make it Puts.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,464
Posted By Richard G
This is forum is so beautifully literary. Leica...

This is forum is so beautifully literary. Leica Sanhedrin. Love that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
Posted By Richard G
Love the Dali one. Also there's Philippe Halsman...

Love the Dali one. Also there's Philippe Halsman who took portraits of his subjects jumping. An anti-portrait in a sense.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
Posted By Richard G
Love the door climbing one Kostya. It’s...

Love the door climbing one Kostya. It’s subversive and deliberate. But most important, it was a collaboration of the two of you.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,702
Posted By Richard G
This was in response to a similar question a...

This was in response to a similar question a while back:
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
Posted By Richard G
There's all types. I have one of me an my wife...

There's all types. I have one of me an my wife with my camera taken by my sister in law. I love to see that photo. I took one posed of my wife and two children and my wife's sister. I adore that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,834
Posted By Richard G
Choice delays or erodes skill with any particular...

Choice delays or erodes skill with any particular focal length. I take one lens and camera out nearly always. After keeping my 21 on the M5 all the time I mastered that focal length. I presumed I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2019
Replies: 140
Views: 5,559
Posted By Richard G
Wow. This beats changing to an M2 advance lever...

Wow. This beats changing to an M2 advance lever and frame selector levers and removing the 28 and 75 frame masks, and maybe even the de chrome and repaint too.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,834
Posted By Richard G
Fortunately Ko.Fe timed this for when he was on a...

Fortunately Ko.Fe timed this for when he was on a golden streak in the Gallery here....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-19-2019
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,677
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

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

35mm Summilux v2
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,834
Posted By Richard G
Solved it looks like. I used 50 for years but...

Solved it looks like.

I used 50 for years but have progressed to 28 very often on the daily camera. Bill Pierce with a 35 on his camera swapped with a mate with a 50 so they could each take a...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-18-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,778
Posted By Richard G
Congratulations. Good decision. Mine is a gem....

Congratulations. Good decision. Mine is a gem. Although I have an only two years older M9-P, the M9M is smoother and quieter in the shutter, coming close to my M2 for sheer sweetness of balance and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2019
Replies: 140
Views: 5,559
Posted By Richard G
This will be good. But I use my Apple watch for...

This will be good. But I use my Apple watch for everything except telling the time: screening calls, checking SMS's. Voice messaging my wife, timing my exercise and the kms I've covered, satnav...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2019
Replies: 140
Views: 5,559
Posted By Richard G
In an airport recently I read a wonderful...

In an airport recently I read a wonderful marketing story about Omega and the James Bond franchise. The real James Bond (Fleming's) had a Rolex. Omega approached the producers to get an Omega on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Richard G
Were you using a 45 degree prism with the...

Were you using a 45 degree prism with the Hasselblad? It’s good in the rain. That first colour shot is particularly good.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Richard G
Well done. Wonderful machine for this sort of...

Well done. Wonderful machine for this sort of thing. Love the blacks.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Richard G
Yes, for the two top left.

Yes, for the two top left.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-13-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 4,104
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/4752/28219841319_ef5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4752/28219841319_ef5961197c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JZG4Eg)
The Doug Stirling Track, Lorne, Victoria (https://flic.kr/p/JZG4Eg) by Richard...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,132
Posted By Richard G
Ahem. "K-Kla—Shoomp." (500C/M)

Ahem. "K-Kla—Shoomp." (500C/M)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By Richard G
Monochrom and Summikux...

Monochrom and Summikux 35

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1570834803.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By Richard G
You'll save on not needing steel-capped boots....

You'll save on not needing steel-capped boots. Like so many modern devices, it's really the software.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-09-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By Richard G
What I like a lot about my little II is no strap...

What I like a lot about my little II is no strap lugs. Makes it very easy to fit in a pocket having no strap. Mine has an 11 o'clock Nickel Elmar.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By Richard G
So glad I read that. Wonderful.

So glad I read that. Wonderful.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By Richard G
OM2n. Always on (even when set to OFF) capacity...

OM2n. Always on (even when set to OFF) capacity for correct exposures in good light. Good battery life. Simple to use. I didn’t get my OM4 refurbished because it is clever, but complex and mine...
Forum: Travel 10-06-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,406
Posted By Richard G
PS. Ko.Fe I think is Russian and very...

PS. Ko.Fe I think is Russian and very knowledgeable. In slavic languages, and I presume this is true of Russian, a person or the OP (original poster) is designated masculine from a grammar point of...
Forum: Travel 10-06-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,406
Posted By Richard G
Thanks. Very good equipment of course, but it's...

Thanks. Very good equipment of course, but it's the photographer then, as usual. And your sharpening for the web at export is spot on.
Forum: Travel 10-05-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,406
Posted By Richard G
Forgive this mundane question, but what camera...

Forgive this mundane question, but what camera and lenses did you use? Are you perhaps a tripod lover: the Ukraine image in dimmer light is still so sharp.
Forum: Travel 10-05-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,406
Posted By Richard G
The air in all of these is so clear, even the...

The air in all of these is so clear, even the Ukraine city.
Forum: Travel 10-05-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,406
Posted By Richard G
Stunning landscape. And Faris is also off...

Stunning landscape. And Faris is also off somewhere himself? It will turn out you taught him everything he knows. Welcome to RFF. And as Rob says, please keep posting.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-04-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5,226
Posted By Richard G
Lovely pictures Luuca especially that first one,...

Lovely pictures Luuca especially that first one, and the last.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-01-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,183
Posted By Richard G
Hard to say which of these two is more regal....

Hard to say which of these two is more regal. Wonderful shot.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,009
Posted By Richard G
I have a friend who on hearing of this wants to...

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

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

And he’s put...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 6,177
Posted By Richard G
One of the treasures of RFF is this thread....

One of the treasures of RFF is this thread. Thanks again.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,183
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

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



http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1517921339.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,183
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

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



http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1567331323.SEQ.0.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,269
Posted By Richard G
Lightness is not necessarily related to weight....

Lightness is not necessarily related to weight. Density plays a part. People are staggered how heavy a little Leica is. My M2 even with a black f2.8 lens seems heavy. My OM2n is too shallow in the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,823
Posted By Richard G
I must say I think this is right, even though...

I must say I think this is right, even though proposed here tongue in cheek perhaps. I'll bet your print sales pick up a bit now. The mystery of film, and that very sharp Elmar.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,269
Posted By Richard G
OM2n and 50 1.8 is light and compact. Very clever...

OM2n and 50 1.8 is light and compact. Very clever camera.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-27-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,009
Posted By Richard G
My brother is an engineer turned programmer. When...

My brother is an engineer turned programmer. When I whinge about the appalling software I have to use for work sometimes he assures me that most IT people should not be allowed to touch a computer....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,009
Posted By Richard G
Now I’ve read the whole thing. It is absolutely...

Now I’ve read the whole thing. It is absolutely wonderful and so very very funny. What a guy.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,009
Posted By Richard G
Wife pride lives. There’s hope.

Wife pride lives. There’s hope.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By Richard G
I often find that if I haven’t tried hard enough...

I often find that if I haven’t tried hard enough with the framing or point of view, when I go back it’s not the same time of day and the shadows are different or it’s a month later and the light no...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By Richard G
I love digital for taking many many more than 4...

I love digital for taking many many more than 4 when exploring something interesting and new. Conversely, when out with my wife any delay is very very unpopular so I have to get one shot, in a hurry....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By Richard G
First is the film. I just exposed most of a roll...

First is the film. I just exposed most of a roll of Tri-X at 100 ISO, in error. It gave me some lovely very useable dense negatives, and some shadow detail I would otherwise not have had. With colour...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-19-2019
Replies: 1,730
Views: 114,620
Posted By Richard G
So, where did you get breakfast?

So, where did you get breakfast?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Richard G
Intriguing. The spots are dark and so must be...

Intriguing. The spots are dark and so must be some damage to the emulsion. They are all the same size. Must have been a machine that did this. They are in line with the long axis of the film. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,503
Posted By Richard G
Well, I’m learning even more. In the original...

Well, I’m learning even more. In the original thread I read us described as Calvinist. I liked that. Would you read anywhere other than here, something by I think Orville Robertson, many years ago,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2019
Replies: 1,924
Views: 301,753
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/7833/47402539812_1db...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7833/47402539812_1db773f500_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fdNpBb)
L9002762.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fdNpBb) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,503
Posted By Richard G
This is one of the most important things I learnt...

This is one of the most important things I learnt on RFF - not having heard Spock tell the Captain this on TV.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,503
Posted By Richard G
Well put Colonel. In a meta-thread.

Well put Colonel. In a meta-thread.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,503
Posted By Richard G
This is wonderful. Google Cache. Classics...

This is wonderful. Google Cache. Classics scholars and archaeologists know of texts now lost to us and write of them as you have done, but not with the missing text in front of them. Hopefully after...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,503
Posted By Richard G
There is some interesting analysis here too. Then...

There is some interesting analysis here too. Then when this thread is deleted I wonder how the discussion of it will go in the next thread about the huge mistake over the huge mistake over the huge...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,503
Posted By Richard G
Most of the interesting points were made by...

Most of the interesting points were made by others surely. No longer available to consider of course.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2019
Replies: 316
Views: 72,397
Posted By Richard G
35 Summilux (on...

35 Summilux (on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-14-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 5,320
Posted By Richard G
Remarkable those two serial numbers. The odds of...

Remarkable those two serial numbers. The odds of that happening are very very small.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-13-2019
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,677
Posted By Richard G
Love these but especially 9am break. The dog even...

Love these but especially 9am break. The dog even is struck by the spectacle of the elderly worker sitting on the end of the furrows.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 466
Views: 67,987
Posted By Richard G
Wonderful composition.

Wonderful composition.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By Richard G
If this is colour negative film then the band of...

If this is colour negative film then the band of white at the top of the affected image is not from a dense negative exposed to light, it's from something much denser still: black backing paper of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,043
Posted By Richard G
You should do both for the satisfaction. Your...

You should do both for the satisfaction. Your costs for both look the same as for one most other parts of the world. You could then sell at a premium the famous one, timed for an anniversary of CCP...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By Richard G
Loading a Hasselblad seems to have only two...

Loading a Hasselblad seems to have only two possible errors: where you place the roll in relation to the start arrows on the film. And forgetting to wind on ten revolutions to get the emulsion to the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By Richard G
If the spacing was increased you may have wound...

If the spacing was increased you may have wound on a bit too far on the magazine insert, beyond the two arrows on the film, before inserting it into the A12 casing. That might lead to one less shot...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 813
Posted By Richard G
Another great photographer dies. 'Modern Colour'...

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

Here's what I wrote for our photographic group:

More to my taste overall, and a very impressive...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-10-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,823
Posted By Richard G
You’ll really want a SBOOI 50 finder as well....

You’ll really want a SBOOI 50 finder as well. That makes it really efficient to use and only when you load the next film does it seem in any way out of date design. You’ll have seen the thread about...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,845
Posted By Richard G
This is good advice, including that lens.

This is good advice, including that lens.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,845
Posted By Richard G
But then, in line with Ko.Fe's thesis: here is a...

But then, in line with Ko.Fe's thesis: here is a brand new ZM C Sonnar 50, still cheaper than a Summicron.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1332247160.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,845
Posted By Richard G
Summraon 3.5 35mm screw...

Summraon 3.5 35mm screw mount.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1508463355.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,845
Posted By Richard G
Some good advice. That Nokton you like might be...

Some good advice. That Nokton you like might be the thing. Focus shift is also an internet phenomenon to a great extent and is more noticeable on digital. My Mandler version 4 Summicron 50 was...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-07-2019
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,677
Posted By Richard G
I like this. More depth and volume than the other...

I like this. More depth and volume than the other one. The Monochrom is great with the older lenses.
Forum: Travel 09-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Richard G
Not a lot of extra weight with a TLR. Some of...

Not a lot of extra weight with a TLR. Some of those landscapes will be wonderful. Now you've asked the question you may regret not taking it. I find it hard holding my TLR very still. A CF monopod is...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By Richard G
I have had no problem with the 18 and its finder...

I have had no problem with the 18 and its finder and I wear glasses. But I’ve used it only with digital.

And I adore the 21 C Biogon on the Monochrom. The colour fringing on the M9 is seldom much...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,208
Posted By Richard G
From back alley’s thread on improvement:

From back alley’s thread on improvement:
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-03-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,701
Posted By Richard G
Fuji X100 is great. The M9 ooc jpegs in black...

Fuji X100 is great.
The M9 ooc jpegs in black and white are beautiful too. There’s an rff thread of the M9 black and white output.

From this thread I’d go with the Ricoh GR IV.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 80,812
Posted By Richard G
Nice Larry. I also can’t believe I’ve not visited...

Nice Larry. I also can’t believe I’ve not visited this thread before. I do love maddoc’s Araki quote on page 1 or 2: change cameras. I went out with my usual intentions with a new to me Spotmatic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,868
Posted By Richard G
My first digital the Nikon Coolpix 4500. Macro...

My first digital the Nikon Coolpix 4500. Macro that didn’t require a special lens or bellows or even tripod. Waist level finder without the investment in Hasselblad and three lenses.

Rediscovering...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-01-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Richard G
The weight must be the only advantage, surely?

The weight must be the only advantage, surely?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2019
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,677
Posted By Richard G
Nice one Rob. Avoiding blown highlights can be an...

Nice one Rob. Avoiding blown highlights can be an obsession with this camera, but full spectrum to white has always been with us in photography. Works well here.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,811
Posted By Richard G
Mine focuses fine to infinity too. Nice...

Mine focuses fine to infinity too. Nice shots.

Here it is wide open.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1567331323.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,811
Posted By Richard G
I am currently exploring this combination and it...

I am currently exploring this combination and it seems better on the MM than on the M9. Maybe the absence of the Bayer filter. I have a very good 1976 version 2. Elsewhere here TomA has has said that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By Richard G
........new baseplate........???

........new baseplate........???
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 14,029
Posted By Richard G
The cat that visits our building. Sorry. But he's...

The cat that visits our building. Sorry. But he's very photogenic. Distagon 60 f3.5. Ektar 100.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48652129557_af71ee9788_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-27-2019
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,677
Posted By Richard G
All good. A beautiful daughter, of course. But I...

All good. A beautiful daughter, of course. But I do love that first photograph. Each bit has interest.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Richard G
I’ve had mine on the Monochrom. Can’t be mounted...

I’ve had mine on the Monochrom. Can’t be mounted when locked at infinity is my recollection.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,126
Posted By Richard G
I've shot basketball with the M9 and a 50. Works...

I've shot basketball with the M9 and a 50. Works well. Picking the peak of the action is accurate with RF.

Here's one with MF: slow kit. 80mm...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-26-2019
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,677
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1566829748.SEQ.0.jpg



http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1566706099.SEQ.0.jpg

1976 Summilux...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-25-2019
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,677
Posted By Richard G
One of the key things I learnt here is that Leica...

One of the key things I learnt here is that Leica is not all about the glass. It's the M camera and controls, the rangefinder method, the bright line frame lines, the scale focus etc etc. Three of my...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-25-2019
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,677
Posted By Richard G
Welcome Rob. Lovely photo. You started out with...

Welcome Rob. Lovely photo. You started out with the best Leica of the lot.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By Richard G
I still don't understand the precise roll of the...

I still don't understand the precise roll of the spring in the quick load system.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-25-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 21,111
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48598757866_40...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48598757866_40827bc05a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h3vkyo)
Hasselblad 500CM Planar 80mm; Ektar 100 (https://flic.kr/p/2h3vkyo) by Richard...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-24-2019
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,677
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48557507627_66...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48557507627_662097efb3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gYRVin)
L2010419.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gYRVin) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on Flickr
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2019
Replies: 130
Views: 9,243
Posted By Richard G
And I swear this is a different bunch of...

And I swear this is a different bunch of tulips..

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48599003452_8c8efed7e9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h3wAyC)
Hasselblad 500CM Planar 80mm; Ektar 100...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2019
Replies: 130
Views: 9,243
Posted By Richard G
I got outdoors and by the sea again with the...

I got outdoors and by the sea again with the camera and back to the 80 Planar:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48598757866_40827bc05a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h3vkyo)
Hasselblad 500CM Planar...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-19-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,726
Posted By Richard G
James Bond, no less, used one in From Russia With...

James Bond, no less, used one in From Russia With Love. It was modified to serve as a tape recorder.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By Richard G
You must be using a better browser than me Ko.Fe....

You must be using a better browser than me Ko.Fe. Looked to me like the first response related to the 50 Summicron. I admit I guessed we were to be talking about a 35 Summicron. Just to keep it mixed...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,709
Posted By Richard G
I am waiting for the video, a lone figure...

I am waiting for the video, a lone figure trudging through snow, his 120H on a tripod over his shoulder (it does have a tripod bush doesn't it? ...and weather sealing??) and a Jony Ive clone...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By Richard G
The short story? And is this the 50 or the 35?

The short story? And is this the 50 or the 35?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,709
Posted By Richard G
Michael Kenna has done a whole book with his...

Michael Kenna has done a whole book with his Holga he took along with his Hasselblads. The white pigeon on the front cover is magic.

After the Instant Leica why not an MF Holga Leica? We’ve been...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-10-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,957
Posted By Richard G
My 2012 M9-P had a free new sensor 2014. And the...

My 2012 M9-P had a free new sensor 2014. And the Monochrom 2018 at 4 years, and 11 months. I would have paid for the final version corrosion-free sensor for the M9-P when subtle signs of that emerged...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-10-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,957
Posted By Richard G
My M9-P is over 7 years old. Two sensor...

My M9-P is over 7 years old. Two sensor replacements for free. I love the colours. The shutter is not as nice as my Monochrom CCD. Love both cameras and no plans to upgrade. I would indeed be tempted...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By Richard G
“The privilege of a lifetime is to be who you...

“The privilege of a lifetime is to be who you are.” Joseph Campbell

Colour photography is wonderful. I think it is harder. It is also different. But it needn’t be. Fred Herzog’s output is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2019
Replies: 140
Views: 5,559
Posted By Richard G
That’s correct. And that’s the problem. In front...

That’s correct. And that’s the problem. In front of a client the movement required is gross and obvious. And if you attempt it discreetly nothing happens. The third attempt won’t go unnoticed even if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2019
Replies: 140
Views: 5,559
Posted By Richard G
I agree with Ko.Fe about the function of a watch....

I agree with Ko.Fe about the function of a watch. It is is to tell the time, instantly, at a glance. The apple watch is not such a watch. I bought an Oris automatic watch in 2010. I was tired of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-07-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Richard G
The 500 Rule. Thanks. Very nice shot Ellen.

The 500 Rule. Thanks. Very nice shot Ellen.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-03-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Richard G
My red roses never recorded better than with the...

My red roses never recorded better than with the DR Summicron.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-01-2019
Replies: 399
Views: 57,131
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1562282872.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-31-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,688
Posted By Richard G
Slowing down is maybe going slower and shooting...

Slowing down is maybe going slower and shooting less, but might be more of the same. I go out for a walk with a Leica and might shoot nothing. But what I do shoot is likely still the sorts of things...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,312
Posted By Richard G
Careful. A sense of humour is more than half way...

Careful. A sense of humour is more than half way to a photographer’s eye. Loved your comment.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,312
Posted By Richard G
Great thread. Lots of good suggestions. You are...

Great thread. Lots of good suggestions.

You are still at it, so you care. I agree you should examine why your bad ones are bad. But look for the good in your good ones too.

Questions and purpose...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By Richard G
Apparently Mike Collins lost one of these into...

Apparently Mike Collins lost one of these into space during an earlier mission.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-27-2019
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,638
Posted By Richard G
Every weekend has a late afternoon walk. I...

Every weekend has a late afternoon walk. I usually take the M9-P and the Summaron-M 28 f5.6, but for a few weeks then the IIIf and 50 Elmar with Ektar 100. But yesterday I had Provia in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By Richard G
And the...

And the original:

https://rrauction.atavist.com/rrauction-the-first-hasselblad-in-space

Sold for $275,000 in 2014.

https://www.rrauction.com/The-First-Hasselblad-and-Zeiss-lens-in-Space.htm
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By Richard G
Here's a guy who made a replica of the first...

Here's a guy who made a replica of the first 'space' Hasselblad.

https://petapixel.com/2017/11/07/photographer-makes-100-accurate-replica-first-hasselblad-space/
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-20-2019
Replies: 1,924
Views: 301,753
Posted By Richard G
Yes, SOOC might be a part explanation. But I like...

Yes, SOOC might be a part explanation. But I like to be specific - and not have to explain that abbreviation. You can adjust jpegs in Lightroom choosing auto etc of course. Never good for golden hour...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,772
Posted By Richard G
The missing footplate sensor probe on the LEM -...

The missing footplate sensor probe on the LEM - there are only three, none on the footplate of the leg with the ladder - is something I never noticed till reading about it in the Armstrong biography....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 611
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1479122941.SEQ.0.jpg

Super moon 14 Nov 16
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-19-2019
Replies: 1,924
Views: 301,753
Posted By Richard G
The Summaron-M f5.6. Jpeg auto WB unadjusted in...

The Summaron-M f5.6. Jpeg auto WB unadjusted in Lightroom - “As shot.”

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1563068614.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By Richard G
I’ve never seen before the bent foot plate probe...

I’ve never seen before the bent foot plate probe in the famous photo of Aldrin. And the one of the command/service module seemingly close to the moon’s surface is remarkable. Even more so the Apollo...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-12-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,749
Posted By Richard G
Well put. So often we hear that with Leica/Leitz ...

Well put. So often we hear that with Leica/Leitz it's all about the 'glass', but the M ergonomics are so lean and logical and familiar and that's what counts.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-12-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,749
Posted By Richard G
Well done Akiva. I still recall the miracle of my...

Well done Akiva. I still recall the miracle of my M9-P bought in 2012, coming home with it and attaching my Summicron and taking pictures which were soon on my computer to look at. It's easy to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2019
Replies: 130
Views: 9,243
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1562855713.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2019
Replies: 130
Views: 9,243
Posted By Richard G
And thanks for the update on the new CFV50 II...

And thanks for the update on the new CFV50 II Godfrey.

Old meets new in this video:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gNJPmk5wIHw

I nearly bought a Phase One back second hand. It was just too heavy....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2019
Replies: 130
Views: 9,243
Posted By Richard G
Thanks John and Godfrey. The dance of the...

Thanks John and Godfrey. The dance of the technology is very calming and absorbing. I was photographing some lovely little daisies in front of a neighbour’s house with the Rolleiflex a few years ago....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2019
Replies: 130
Views: 9,243
Posted By Richard G
Thanks very much...

Thanks very much Lynn.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48245885061_2f60acfb82_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gvjLLv)
500 CM 60 Distagon (https://flic.kr/p/2gvjLLv) by Richard...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2019
Replies: 130
Views: 9,243
Posted By Richard G
Can't not get the Hasselblad out when there's...

Can't not get the Hasselblad out when there's tullps on the hearth...

This is the 150 C Sonnar. I see more in this than I saw in the flesh as it were. The tones in those petals are wondrous....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 21,111
Posted By Richard G
More tulips. I think this must be the 150...

More tulips. I think this must be the 150 Sonnar.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1562726215.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-09-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Richard G
Thanks again Greg for noticing my shot this week.

Thanks again Greg for noticing my shot this week.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 21,111
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/4752/28219841319_ef5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4752/28219841319_ef5961197c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JZG4Eg)
The Doug Stirling Track, Lorne, Victoria (https://flic.kr/p/JZG4Eg) by Richard...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-06-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By Richard G
The Fuji engineers did marvellous work with the...

The Fuji engineers did marvellous work with the X100. I bought a hood, and the filter adapter required to fit it; and a second filter adapter to which I attached a filter. The latter was needed for...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 06-30-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By Richard G
Congratulations. I was pleased to see Sam Abell...

Congratulations. I was pleased to see Sam Abell (Nat Geo) on the video linked here tell his audience at B&H that he shoots P mode. So I make no apology for shooting colour jpegs too in the X100. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By Richard G
Tables are surely better than a meter for this...

Tables are surely better than a meter for this sort of thing aren’t they?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 06-30-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By Richard G
X100 might be the only camera I need. I have the...

X100 might be the only camera I need. I have the original, or an early replacement of my original, so that's eight years for me too. I never find trouble getting any of the settings I want, after...
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