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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 132
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 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By Richard G
Very interesting. Thanks.

Very interesting. Thanks.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 149
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 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 149
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 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 386
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 1,783
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 1,783
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 885
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 885
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 397
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 885
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,974
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 4,194
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,974
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 5,404
Views: 815,639
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,974
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 4,194
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 4,194
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 587
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 587
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Richard G
Yes, for the two top left.

Yes, for the two top left.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 3,717
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,596
Posted By Richard G
Ahem. "K-Kla—Shoomp." (500C/M)

Ahem. "K-Kla—Shoomp." (500C/M)
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 472
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 715
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 390
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By Richard G
So glad I read that. Wonderful.

So glad I read that. Wonderful.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 420
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,240
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,240
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,240
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,240
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,240
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 4,210
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. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,643
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 96
Views: 6,022
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. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,643
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. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,643
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,056
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,775
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,056
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By Richard G
Wife pride lives. There’s hope.

Wife pride lives. There’s hope.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 749
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 749
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 749
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,687
Views: 108,278
Posted By Richard G
So, where did you get breakfast?

So, where did you get breakfast?
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 320
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,155
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: 1,864
Views: 296,918
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: 3,155
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: 3,155
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: 3,155
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: 3,155
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: 3,155
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: 71,825
Posted By Richard G
35 Summilux (on...

35 Summilux (on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-14-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 4,577
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: 5,404
Views: 815,639
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: 460
Views: 66,537
Posted By Richard G
Wonderful composition.

Wonderful composition.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 346
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: 911
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: 346
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: 346
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: 714
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: 107
Views: 3,775
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: 1,569
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: 1,569
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: 1,569
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: 1,569
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: 5,404
Views: 815,639
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 09-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 330
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: 660
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: 1,130
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: 1,530
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: 132
Views: 77,389
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: 1,764
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: 506
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: 5,404
Views: 815,639
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: 1,723
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: 1,723
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 08-31-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By Richard G
........new baseplate........???

........new baseplate........???
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 13,641
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: 5,404
Views: 815,639
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: 339
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: 1,975
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: 5,404
Views: 815,639
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: 5,404
Views: 815,639
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: 5,404
Views: 815,639
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: 575
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: 20,796
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: 5,404
Views: 815,639
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: 123
Views: 8,464
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: 123
Views: 8,464
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: 2,548
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: 816
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: 1,594
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: 816
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: 1,594
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: 28
Views: 1,157
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: 28
Views: 1,157
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: 893
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: 126
Views: 4,194
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: 126
Views: 4,194
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: 394
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: 692
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: 56,614
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: 1,586
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: 1,243
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: 1,243
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: 1,272
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: 2,949
Views: 1,785,357
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: 1,272
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: 1,272
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: 1,864
Views: 296,918
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: 1,706
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: 569
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: 1,864
Views: 296,918
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: 1,272
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: 1,630
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: 1,630
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: 123
Views: 8,464
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: 123
Views: 8,464
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: 123
Views: 8,464
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 07-09-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 8,464
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: 123
Views: 8,464
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: 20,796
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: 502
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: 20,796
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: 1,014
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: 1,014
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: 689
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: 1,014
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...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-30-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,041
Posted By Richard G
So many variables. Certainly depends on what...

So many variables. Certainly depends on what you're photographing, printing and what your hand-holding skills are. I just don't seem to be able to hold my TLR so still. But the Hasselblad I've tried...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-27-2019
Replies: 365
Views: 34,413
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/4446/37756792952_547...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4446/37756792952_547f2bbd07_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Zwrr7Q)
Mason St (https://flic.kr/p/Zwrr7Q) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-26-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Richard G
90 f2.8 Elmarit-M. Fuji...

90 f2.8 Elmarit-M. Fuji Superia.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4112/5088054083_ac39ff5ed3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8KBBdp)
Rosetable (https://flic.kr/p/8KBBdp) by Richard...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-26-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Richard G
Great lens. Especially on film. But mine has...

Great lens. Especially on film. But mine has given way to the Macro Elmar M for the closer focus (not including the close up attachment) and I can collapse it and put the camera away quickly in my...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-26-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,339
Posted By Richard G
Here's my experience with this.

Here's my experience with this.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-24-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By Richard G
jim_jm http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery...

jim_jm

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/14132/med_U14132I1560925350.SEQ.0.jpg



Malcolm M

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/68806/med_U68806I1561031671.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-21-2019
Replies: 478
Views: 157,707
Posted By Richard G
The last comment on this one from David Van Sluis...

The last comment on this one from David Van Sluis was from Mlehrman proposing it be put in this thread here. I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-16-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Richard G
What Helen Hill has said. This is quite...

What Helen Hill has said. This is quite wonderful.
"Compose the shot, and wait...."
Microcomposition.
Composing from the back to the front..
The horizon line.
Gesture.
The expressivity of the back of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By Richard G
I ride with a camera carefully in the summer. I...

I ride with a camera carefully in the summer. I like the IIIf best but have used the M6 with a 35. Can't be bothered with a bag. For longer more serious rides I have the camera immersed in clothing...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-08-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,312
Posted By Richard G
Thought about a IIIg but it is not as pretty. And...

Thought about a IIIg but it is not as pretty. And I prefer the SBOOI external finder and just use the 50.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,003
Posted By Richard G
I like using the SVGOO accessory finder with my...

I like using the SVGOO accessory finder with my 90s. Works great in static situations where the focus needn’t change and the subject is several metres away. Much more pleasing to frame the shot this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By Richard G
The box end for Tri-X is 1/250 f16. Have a look...

The box end for Tri-X is 1/250 f16. Have a look in the Gallery for lynnb's shots at the Northern Beaches in Sydney in summer. He exposes Ektar, ISO 100, at 1/200 (Barnack Leica) with f8.

One of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,003
Posted By Richard G
Dear Erik, the article does indeed cover this...

Dear Erik, the article does indeed cover this point too.


It’s all a bit of mischief, but I’ve long held that the M2 is superior. I once held an M3 and also looked through the VF. Rounded corners...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By Richard G
I bought mine with box and papers in Australia...

I bought mine with box and papers in Australia second hand for $1600 a few years ago.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-19-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,994
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/3801/12875926283_635...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3801/12875926283_6359de0d9e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/kBNui2)
Boatsheds and landing, Melbourne (https://flic.kr/p/kBNui2) by Richard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By Richard G
The project is not really the one camera one...

The project is not really the one camera one lens. That is the point of departure for minimising the intrusion of gear into your response to what you see and what you photograph. The limitation is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 269
Views: 10,964
Posted By Richard G
Enjoying this thread. That Pentacon sounds great.

Enjoying this thread. That Pentacon sounds great.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2019
Replies: 5,404
Views: 815,639
Posted By Richard G
Thanks Vince. And your horse previous page is out...

Thanks Vince. And your horse previous page is out of this world, appearing literally so. Remarkable shot.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2019
Replies: 5,404
Views: 815,639
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1555022245.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-04-2019
Replies: 238
Views: 21,477
Posted By Richard G
Palmipsest of Melbourne (In camera double...

Palmipsest of Melbourne (In camera double exposure)

https://live.staticflickr.com/3845/14385630240_1baf095ab8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nVd7FA)
Melbourne (https://flic.kr/p/nVd7FA) by Richard...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-04-2019
Replies: 238
Views: 21,477
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/5567/15101196419_801...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5567/15101196419_80159837f6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p1rzzv)
Not film noir (https://flic.kr/p/p1rzzv) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By Richard G
Silver Oxide is usually recommended for stable...

Silver Oxide is usually recommended for stable and reliable readings right up to suddenly dying, unlike alkaline batteries. Not sure about the properties of Lithium.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-24-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,013
Posted By Richard G
My father was a dentist. He bought me a Leica,...

My father was a dentist. He bought me a Leica, but used Olympus.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-24-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,013
Posted By Richard G
And it's not just our own cats. This fellow trots...

And it's not just our own cats. This fellow trots into the forecourt of our building at work on a regular basis, probably bored by his dull life at home in a street nearby. He is a flaneur of sorts....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-24-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,013
Posted By Richard G
They may be...

They may be still


https://live.staticflickr.com/4911/31360474187_6ca8a5c0bd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PMdCoP)
L2009644.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PMdCoP) by Richard...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-21-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,850
Posted By Richard G
The milder contrast compared to the aspheric 2.8...

The milder contrast compared to the aspheric 2.8 I have is what attracts me to the version 1.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-21-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,850
Posted By Richard G
I would be very happy with the version 1 and...

I would be very happy with the version 1 and would prefer the old hood. Marek Fogiel here and others’ shots online with the first Summicron show something special. Hard to believe the more recent...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,331
Posted By Richard G
It would be interesting to learn what effect...

It would be interesting to learn what effect these Leica videos have had. I just looked at the earlier '100' video. Its reenactment sequences of famous photographs is pretty tacky.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-21-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,666
Posted By Richard G
Lately for me it’s just this. First read about...

Lately for me it’s just this. First read about this combination on RFF, being a mostly 35mm Summicron user for twenty years. I then used this combination on a trip to Europe in 2014 with the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,145
Posted By Richard G
1. Thanks Larry. 2. Bil: don't leave the...

1. Thanks Larry.
2. Bil: don't leave the forum.

For the restoration there has indeed been a very detailed photographic record made. Restoration architecture is a wonderful art and science. Anything...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,145
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46704426725_cc...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46704426725_cc877076d3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ea7oUD)
L1002526.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ea7oUD) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,145
Posted By Richard G
Wow. Thread deteriorating. Much of the artisanal...

Wow. Thread deteriorating. Much of the artisanal decoration of the cathedral had been removed for restoration. It's true we don't know the true extent of what was saved and what was lost. Accusing me...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,145
Posted By Richard G
It will be rebuilt. It will be made more secure...

It will be rebuilt. It will be made more secure against catastrophe. It will again be magnificent.

My colour photo above from 2014 makes Notre Dame seem so small and approachable. It is easy to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,145
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33742589348_c6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33742589348_c6afc23b36_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TpHAeS)
L1002534.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TpHAeS) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,145
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33742587678_38...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33742587678_388997ee48_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TpHzK5)DSCF0399.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TpHzK5) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-07-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,849
Posted By Richard G
ASPH. Without the H it is the snake that strikes...

ASPH. Without the H it is the snake that strikes at the breast. Either the price or the lack of difference, or the cold high contrast - any one of these - gives you a heart attack. Or you can't tell...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-03-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By Richard G
Do you mean does NOT move? I get this with my...

Do you mean does NOT move? I get this with my Zeiss 25 I think, but only at close focus, not if I start at infinity.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,860
Posted By Richard G
One of my younger brothers had this car. Every...

One of my younger brothers had this car. Every device he touched did not last long. Never truer than with this car.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,860
Posted By Richard G
!!! A fate worse than a fate worse than...

!!!

A fate worse than a fate worse than death.

!!!

I just cannot wait to use this wonderful invention.


My grandfather was a fitter and turner and 'engineer' and installed the temperature...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,399
Posted By Richard G
There is an illogicality there but that is seldom...

There is an illogicality there but that is seldom the point in these situations. In a way the smartphone may end up being the get out of jail free card, hopefully not literally, for us more serious...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,399
Posted By Richard G
Exactly. Thanks.

Exactly. Thanks.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-27-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By Richard G
Thanks very much Tony.

Thanks very much Tony.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-27-2019
Replies: 2,418
Views: 353,523
Posted By Richard G
Holga, Michael Kenna. The front cover photo of a...

Holga, Michael Kenna. The front cover photo of a white bird, wingtips blurred, over a dark river surface is magical. Kenna is a a very contemplative and patient photographer, lugging Hasselbalds...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,848
Posted By Richard G
Thanks for the information: I’ve fallen behind in...

Thanks for the information: I’ve fallen behind in my knowledge of these. I was trying not to upgrade to the X100F. Here’s one reason to consider it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,848
Posted By Richard G
What a shame. I remember it has Provia and Astia...

What a shame. I remember it has Provia and Astia settings. I just looked now. It is simply Monochrome and various filters. Maybe it is Acros, but not designated so: they had to choose something for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,848
Posted By Richard G
Good thread. Some wise words here. I liked the...

Good thread. Some wise words here. I liked the digital of the Capitol too.

For some, the look of the photograph is so much what is desired. I really loved the output of my iPhone 3GS: it had...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-23-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By Richard G
He asked for it to be recovered in calf grain....

He asked for it to be recovered in calf grain. Just didn't specify the camera body, not the sensor.

My M9-P, bought 2012, sensor replaced 2014, is now in, for just one week, to have the recently...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By Richard G
This must be one of the best reasons for still...

This must be one of the best reasons for still using a Barnack: they are so compact. I was using my IIIf as my main camera for months the last year or two. The M2 seemed like a weighty giant in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-23-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,018
Posted By Richard G
You can always learn something from Erik. My...

You can always learn something from Erik. My Summilux was stolen. Never replaced it. It was big and heavy on the Leica and somehow I knew a new one would not be the same. I went to a black Summicron...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By Richard G
This is a key question. I notice that for people...

This is a key question. I notice that for people around me the Leica Q or the new CL has become the answer. I’m happy with my M9-P, but latterly mated most often to the tiny 28mm f5.6 Summaron-M.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-15-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,392
Posted By Richard G
Well said. Congratulations guys.

Well said. Congratulations guys.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By Richard G
Spare a thought for the dentist. His photos...

Spare a thought for the dentist.
His photos aren't half bad.
They dis him 'cos of his Leica,
And this just makes him mad.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By Richard G
Leicapixie makes all his posts in blank verse...

Leicapixie makes all his posts in blank verse format.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,424
Posted By Richard G
Stephen Gandy, head bartender here, will approve...

Stephen Gandy, head bartender here, will approve of this thread. He has a good one in the Contax thread on Caemraquest: “A few wartime German navy Kriegsmarine Contax have surfaced - damn I like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Richard G
So many of RFF member Ian Watts’s photographs I...

So many of RFF member Ian Watts’s photographs I find more interesting. I rarely like competition winning photographs.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-24-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By Richard G
In Apollo 8 orbiting the moon, the earth rise...

In Apollo 8 orbiting the moon, the earth rise photo was shot at 1/250s and f11 on 168 ASA colour film, which is close to just sunny 16. They must have been using an exposure table. For us the most...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,437
Posted By Richard G
Also in Australia, in Melbourne, we have a few...

Also in Australia, in Melbourne, we have a few new photo processing outfits that have started recently and there is a film and film camera sales, sometimes after in-house refurbishment, shop called...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Richard G
Very timely with last night’s super moon and me...

Very timely with last night’s super moon and me reading the book Apollo 8, an utterly remarkable story of science, technology and character.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-18-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,525
Posted By Richard G
Yes. That was 1/500s only and I never noticed it...

Yes. That was 1/500s only and I never noticed it till I saw it in Lightroom. I was aware of the kids playing nearby. The stopping of motion is not just the shutter speed but it must have bobbled...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,525
Posted By Richard G
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3937/15736890325_75...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3937/15736890325_75f5935966_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pYBFeg)
F1000007.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pYBFeg) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,525
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1434867474.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,525
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1423349427.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,525
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1385786435.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,525
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1335687787.SEQ.0.jpg
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