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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 5 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,332
Posted By Brian Atherton
Optical Lens? Has it been made for opticians? If...

Optical Lens? Has it been made for opticians? If so, they need their eyes tested.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 6 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By Brian Atherton
From the first time I saw W Eugene Smith’s...

From the first time I saw W Eugene Smith’s ‘Country Doctor’ photos they have made an abiding, profound and lasting impression on me, and later, his ‘Minamata’ work has resonated in the same way. To...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By Brian Atherton
For me, protective filters always. In fact last...

For me, protective filters always. In fact last month I had to replace a filter because the glass was badly damaged by a brick wall as I was climbing it to get a better view: that damaged filter...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,173
Posted By Brian Atherton
:D I have been awaiting in vain for the Peter...

:D

I have been awaiting in vain for the Peter Sellers or Graham Stark edition but yours seems eminently more appealing. :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-12-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,207
Posted By Brian Atherton
As the Tiananmen Square incident was mention in...

As the Tiananmen Square incident was mention in this thread, I'm sharing the following, which was published in today's...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By Brian Atherton
1 Classic 3.5x5.5 inch top-bound Moleskin Ruled...

1 Classic 3.5x5.5 inch top-bound Moleskin Ruled Reporter Notebook and a propelling pencil. Ideal for taking notes and keeping track of frame numbers, dates and locations. Yes, the notebooks are more...
Forum: Travel 05-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 723
Posted By Brian Atherton
Check out the High Line: if the weather is fine,...

Check out the High Line: if the weather is fine, walk the entire length, occasionally dropping down along the way to street level. More...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 881
Posted By Brian Atherton
At least the Zenit has a lens... allegedly... and...

At least the Zenit has a lens... allegedly... and a strap.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-20-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,207
Posted By Brian Atherton
My uniformed guess is that Leica took their eyes...

My uniformed guess is that Leica took their eyes off the ball and now are in an unseemly scrabble to cover their backsides to limit the financial and political damage. I'd love to be a fly on the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-20-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,207
Posted By Brian Atherton
This, in todays...

This, in todays Graun:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/19/camera-firm-leica-distances-itself-from-tiananmen-square-advert
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,933
Posted By Brian Atherton
Just heartbreaking to witness 850 years of...

Just heartbreaking to witness 850 years of European history and cultural heritage gone in a matter of hours. I am devastated for Paris, a city I know so well and regard as my own. Très triste.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,869
Posted By Brian Atherton
My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Roger’s...

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

I feel immeasurably diminished by Roger's passing, but tonight I will raise a glass of something suitable...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-05-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,204
Posted By Brian Atherton
This made my day. One of the funniest comments...

This made my day. One of the funniest comments I've read on the RFF in a long, long while. :D
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,869
Posted By Brian Atherton
Devastating news for our photographic community...

Devastating news for our photographic community and even more so for his beloved wife, Frances, family and friends. I cannot imagine how they are feeling at this very sad news; my heart and thoughts...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,318
Posted By Brian Atherton
I have experienced similar issues here, in my...

I have experienced similar issues here, in my home, London. Sometimes the security staff are borderline psychopaths, aggressive and obnoxious, sometimes they are decent and friendly, and one can have...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-24-2019
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,447
Posted By Brian Atherton
Yes, Raid, good natured and fun. I hope to have...

Yes, Raid, good natured and fun. I hope to have back and white photos posted on my website during the week. In the meantime here's more information on the...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-24-2019
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,447
Posted By Brian Atherton
Photographing the Put It To The People march,...

Photographing the Put It To The People march, London, where over a million took part.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,665
Posted By Brian Atherton
This is the crux of the issue: film has be to be...

This is the crux of the issue: film has be to be converted to digital, so on the internet film cannot reasonably be compared to digital. However hard one tries film converted to digital is one step...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,301
Posted By Brian Atherton
This thread is developing nicely.

This thread is developing nicely.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,374
Posted By Brian Atherton
My Rollei 6008 Integral, while rather tight in my...

My Rollei 6008 Integral, while rather tight in my pockets, does fit easily in my wife’s bag. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,092
Posted By Brian Atherton
Am I allowed a second post? :) That I found and...

Am I allowed a second post? :)

That I found and joined the RFF sooner… with over fifty years in photography, both professionally and amateur, I am continually delighted and enthused from learning...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2019
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,426
Posted By Brian Atherton
Not a purchase but a free download - BookWright...

Not a purchase but a free download - BookWright from blurb.com so I can put together a photo book.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-13-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By Brian Atherton
Diane Arbus - London Exhibition

A heads-up for those in London:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/feb/12/diane-arbus-in-the-beginning-review-a-genius-who-made-every-picture-a-story
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By Brian Atherton
Don McCullin - Tate Britain Exhibition

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

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/feb/04/don-mccullin-tate-retrospective-review
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,092
Posted By Brian Atherton
That taking a decent photo mostly has nothing to...

That taking a decent photo mostly has nothing to do with the brand of camera gear you’re using.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,447
Posted By Brian Atherton
Hopefully finding time to give my new (a month...

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

Here, in southern England, we have had a reasonable fall of snow, so I am hoping for foul weather...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-27-2018
Replies: 9
Sticky: fuji 16-55/2.8
Views: 912
Posted By Brian Atherton
Love the car registration (tag).

Love the car registration (tag).
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By Brian Atherton
A stunning film and an impressive technical...

A stunning film and an impressive technical achievement.

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

Very moving. The transition from...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 12-18-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thoroughly agree, Vince: a stunning film and an...

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

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

Very moving....
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,533
Posted By Brian Atherton
Fast lenses, wides or not, have the added benefit...

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

Even so, choice is good.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,581
Posted By Brian Atherton
Whether a high end, top of the range, cutting...

Whether a high end, top of the range, cutting edge, expensive camera or a bottom of the range, no frills, basic camera, both equally become just another dud when parts are no longer available…...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,109
Posted By Brian Atherton
Back Alley, I have fuji’s 16, 23 and 35mm...

Back Alley,

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

Last week I bought the 16-55, for travel principally, so I have only...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By Brian Atherton
As I understand it, Ffordes are one of four...

As I understand it, Ffordes are one of four photography businesses hit recently, including Clifton Cameras. :mad:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By Brian Atherton
Horrible, horrible, horrible. Such a heartbreak...

Horrible, horrible, horrible.

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

I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By Brian Atherton
Horrible, horrible, horrible. Such a heartbreak...

Horrible, horrible, horrible.

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

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,718
Posted By Brian Atherton
For me? A resounding yes. I've been into...

For me? A resounding yes.

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

It's fun, enlightening place to be. A big 'thank you' to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-09-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,370
Posted By Brian Atherton
I seem to recollect reading about a one-off Leica...

I seem to recollect reading about a one-off Leica $2m lens made for Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Thani of Qatar, a 1600mm f/5.6 telephoto, I think. It was so heavy he had a custom-made Mercedes to lug...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-08-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,102
Posted By Brian Atherton
For me, it comes down to lens size and...

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

My days of lugging around heavy lenses is done.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,130
Posted By Brian Atherton
+1 This is the exact reason I bought the X-Pro2...

+1

This is the exact reason I bought the X-Pro2 over the X-T2, and prefer rangefinders over SLRs... but then, I am right eye dominant.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-06-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Brian Atherton
Fujifilm X-T3 - First Look Video

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

UK Price:
Fujifilm X-T3 Body £1,349
Fujifilm X-T3 Body + 18-55mm £1,699
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 4,047
Posted By Brian Atherton
+1 = Me! Always have. Neck straps are er, a pain...

+1 = Me!

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

Cross-body I have the strap just long enough so that the camera can...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-26-2018
Replies: 119
Views: 4,950
Posted By Brian Atherton
You should be justly proud, Chris. Well done and...

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

What a wonderful outcome! Thank you for sharing, Chris.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2018
Replies: 86
Views: 4,103
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you, Roger. I enjoyed the article, it...

Thank you, Roger.

I enjoyed the article, it brought a smile to my face after a not so great week. Thoroughly enjoyed your website, too: bookmarked!
Forum: Travel 06-28-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By Brian Atherton
My suggestions for 'photography related places'...

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

https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk

Always a varied program of exhibitions, a decent snack/tea/coffee area at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2018
Replies: 677
Views: 50,448
Posted By Brian Atherton
Years ago, back in the mid 70s. A passerby on...

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

“Sir, I think you dropped...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-21-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,668
Posted By Brian Atherton
This. why am I not allowed to delete menu...

This. why am I not allowed to delete menu functions that I neither like or want, such as video?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-21-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Brian Atherton
The Huxley-Parlour Gallery (Huxley+Beetles as...

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

Through the year they have varied and interesting exhibitions - all...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-20-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Brian Atherton
London Gallery - Martin Parr: Early Work 1971-1986

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

https://huxleyparlour.com/exhibitions/martin-parr-early-work-1971-1986/
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,194
Posted By Brian Atherton
Professionally it was 2¼ square (Rollie,...

Professionally it was 2¼ square (Rollie, Hasselblad) and 5x4 (MPP) and occasionally 3x2 (Nikon). For my personal work pretty much always has been 3x2 (35mm - Leica), and now occasionally 2¼ square...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-16-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By Brian Atherton
Magnificent and poignant… and the end,...

Magnificent and poignant… and the end, heart-rending. Thank you so much for posting, Chris.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-15-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,331
Posted By Brian Atherton
What I also find sad, Hogarth, is the wilful and...

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

As for Mason Resnick, I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-15-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,331
Posted By Brian Atherton
This preening, brazen appropriation of other...

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

Colleges and universities are fighting an uphill the battle with students who plagiarise - steal -...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-15-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,212
Posted By Brian Atherton
I don't think so. Looking carefully at the...

I don't think so.

Looking carefully at the paving slabs and kerb edge, to me they appear to have slumped in the middle and have risen up at the righthand edge. Also, the far edge of the pavement...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-11-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,331
Posted By Brian Atherton
In my book Image theft is… image theft. Pure and...

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

I liken it to someone entering my home while I’m not there, taking one of my paintings off the wall - I paint - and putting it up in their...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-07-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,331
Posted By Brian Atherton
I’m wondering why Adorama didn’t fire Mason...

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

Resnick’s opinion I can live with…

As Adorama’s ‘Senior Contributing Writer for the Adorama Learning Center’ did he...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-31-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,533
Posted By Brian Atherton
This. Also, what will people do when their...

This.

Also, what will people do when their chosen iCloud storage supplier goes bust? It's not beyond the bounds of reason that they will not be around for ever or, even, our lifetime.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By Brian Atherton
This link works perfectly here in the UK. Thanks...

This link works perfectly here in the UK.

Thanks for posting; great documentary.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-28-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5,769
Posted By Brian Atherton
My sincere best wishes to you and yours, Roger;...

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

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

My thoughts are...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-25-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 4,361
Posted By Brian Atherton
Now's your...

Now's your chance:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43468066 :mad:
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-25-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 4,361
Posted By Brian Atherton
Sick and obscene on so many levels… the prices,...

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

No shoulder strap on a camera bag and a brass zip that will scratch your gear to hell and back every...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 892
Posted By Brian Atherton
From Fujifilm's website for the X-Pro2: operating...

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

In practical terms, last year I used my X-Pro2 extensively in Kirkenes, Norway, in temperatures that were...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-10-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 3,991
Posted By Brian Atherton
Leica should have taken the extreme stealth path...

Leica should have taken the extreme stealth path and made the camera in the shape of a mobile phone; no one seems to give a monkey’s if someone whips out a phone to take a shot but the second a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-06-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By Brian Atherton
Heads Up: Two Exhibitions in London

A heads-up for two exhibitions in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-06-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,365
Posted By Brian Atherton
No, not an idiot, Bill. I love simplicity, and...

No, not an idiot, Bill.

I love simplicity, and wish with modern digital cameras that I could delete or park menu features I don’t need or want to a personal menu file. Why can’t I delete what I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-19-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By Brian Atherton
I was wondering the same thing when I saw the...

I was wondering the same thing when I saw the X-H1: how many would actually purchase the camera for the IBIS? Certainly it’s not something I have ever used, although I did own a Nikon 18-200mm zoom...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-09-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,718
Posted By Brian Atherton
It has the same sensor as the X-Pro2 and X-T2...

It has the same sensor as the X-Pro2 and X-T2 etc. Job done. ;)
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-04-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,519
Posted By Brian Atherton
My best to you from the UK, Chris. Keep taking...

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

Wishing you a speedy return to full health.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-23-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By Brian Atherton
I've been using the 16mmm for over a year in all...

I've been using the 16mmm for over a year in all weather conditions from the heat of a Mediterranean summer to Norway winter; never had an issue with chatter on focussing - the lens is near...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-14-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,042
Posted By Brian Atherton
One of the principal reasons I have remained a...

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

His posts, by a large degree more than any others, have stimulated, enlightened, educated and challenged me…...
Forum: RFF News 12-01-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 6,853
Posted By Brian Atherton
I understand the need to keep the RFF website and...

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

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

My main criticism with the beta version is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-19-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By Brian Atherton
Sean O'Hagan has been writing about photography...

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

Here are his other...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-19-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By Brian Atherton
Observer: Interview With William Eggleston

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/nov/19/william-eggleston-interview-i-play-the-piano-musik-photography
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-18-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,671
Posted By Brian Atherton
Last month my three-year-old MacBook Retina Pro...

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

I'm not that computer literate enough to sort out technical problems such as this, so I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-18-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,752
Posted By Brian Atherton
Unless you're going to a special exhibition,...

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

The MET, when I was there in April this year, was free,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-17-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By Brian Atherton
Kickstarter - Reflex: A New SLR

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/reflexcamera/reflex-bringing-back-the-analogue-slr-camera?ref=NewsACNov1617&utm_medium=email-mgb&utm_source=pwlnewsletter&utm_campaign=drip_launch&utm_content=butt...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-03-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,473
Posted By Brian Atherton
Despite digital memory sometimes being a...

Despite digital memory sometimes being a ‘fragile’ storage medium (yes, I’ve had cards fail), in certain cases cards can be far more robust than...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-29-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By Brian Atherton
Very many thanks for posting this link, and...

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

Next year I'll try and visit the museum.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,036
Posted By Brian Atherton
A persistent gripe of mine with digital is that I...

A persistent gripe of mine with digital is that I can’t delete or move to a dedicated folder applications or menu options that I don’t either want or need.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-20-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 4,377
Posted By Brian Atherton
Both are great little cameras. I have a friend...

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

One of the considerations for me, all things being about equal between the bodies and specs, is that being right...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-08-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By Brian Atherton
I purchased my X-Pro2 in July last year, and have...

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

The X-E3, with its uprated sensor, is attractive to...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-07-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,015
Posted By Brian Atherton
Fujifilm XF 80mm f2.8 LM OIS WR Macro Lens Announced

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

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

UK price is £1249.00 at...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-07-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By Brian Atherton
Fujifilm X-E3 Details Released

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

UK body only price is £849.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-03-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,587
Posted By Brian Atherton
The appropriation of original content on the...

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

Therefore, I restrict the images on my website to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 2,652
Posted By Brian Atherton
Okay, I’ll play. Take your...

Okay, I’ll play. Take your pick:

Kerfuffle
Hobbledehoy
Slope
Forum: RFF News 08-29-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,182
Posted By Brian Atherton
Wonderful news! Welcome.

Wonderful news! Welcome.
Forum: RFF News 08-29-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,182
Posted By Brian Atherton
Wonderful news! Welcome.

Wonderful news! Welcome.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-30-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,079
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you, Roger. I shall certainly follow this...

Thank you, Roger. I shall certainly follow this website with interest.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3,809
Posted By Brian Atherton
Rather engaging image, Roger, and you're in good...

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

According to some here, sharpness is a bourgeois
concept.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-27-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By Brian Atherton
Empty Railways of America

This caught my eye on the BBC website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-40341771
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 4,959
Posted By Brian Atherton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d76D9V81NvA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d76D9V81NvA
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 06-05-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4,261
Posted By Brian Atherton
From the horse's mouth...

From the horse's mouth ;):

http://fujifilm-x.com/x-stories/the-newest-film-simulation-acros/
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-03-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 2,705
Posted By Brian Atherton
At the time, when I bought my new Zorki, Pentax...

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

The Zorki...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-31-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you for posting, Tim. Last Friday I...

Thank you for posting, Tim.

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

I’m a regular visitor to...
Forum: Travel 05-28-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 618
Posted By Brian Atherton
Four-City, US East Coast Photos

If anyone is interested, photos from my three-week, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Washington DC, US East Coast trip are on my website,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2017
Replies: 212
Views: 9,043
Posted By Brian Atherton
Ditto. (Plus extra characters).

Ditto.

(Plus extra characters).
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-28-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 600
Posted By Brian Atherton
Stanley Greene RIP

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/may/26/stanley-greene-obituary
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2017
Replies: 212
Views: 9,043
Posted By Brian Atherton
When does a hobbyist become recognised as an...

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

As an example, there’s LS Lowry (Laurence Stephen, 1887-1976) an English spare-time painter (he was employed as a rent collector) famous...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-25-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 5,599
Posted By Brian Atherton
Elegantly put, Roger... the phrase 'ignorance is...

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

That said, on this forum I'm constantly amazed of member's generosity of spirit in advising, assisting and sharing their...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 04-19-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,362
Posted By Brian Atherton
X-Pro2 updated to latest firmware (v3.0) Fuji...

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

Next purchase: Fuji 56/1.2
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-06-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 4,096
Posted By Brian Atherton
Agreed, Roger! Compared to other ‘Red Dot...

Agreed, Roger!

Compared to other ‘Red Dot Leicas’ I’ve always thought that the red dot on my Leica M4-P was particularly idiotically placed, since when using the camera, it’s covered by one’s hand –...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-05-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 4,096
Posted By Brian Atherton
My feeling, too. This is why I tape over mine,...

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

It's like a zit on the face of the Mona Lisa.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-04-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 4,096
Posted By Brian Atherton
A while back I did the same thing… taped over my...

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

Car goes faster but the mpg is way down. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,716
Posted By Brian Atherton
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2008/mar...

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2008/mar/26/photography
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-01-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,655
Posted By Brian Atherton
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershi...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-39456449
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-30-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,400
Posted By Brian Atherton
Fuji X-Pro2 Firmware Ver.3.00 Update Announced

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/x/xpro2/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,392
Posted By Brian Atherton
Honestly? Every 35mm camera I have used – Nikon,...

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

Admittedly, some are easier to load than others. The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,649
Posted By Brian Atherton
An example is my love of the Rollei 6008...

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

If I can’t, it’ll make a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,539
Posted By Brian Atherton
An addition to my previous post: Ogle Winston...

An addition to my previous post:

Ogle Winston Link, during his railway projects 1955-1959.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-21-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,617
Posted By Brian Atherton
My suggestion, too. I have a rugged wear...

My suggestion, too.

I have a rugged wear one…

Excellent: main compartment, which can be divided to take a Leica-M body with a 50mm, and two other lenses, say a 35mm and 90mm. A fair-sized front...
Forum: Travel 03-21-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,308
Posted By Brian Atherton
Ah, thanks, Roger. Ever reliable, and much...

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

Another fact ticked off my list. Obviously, I need to get out more, but I’m too busy fact-checking.
Forum: Travel 03-21-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,308
Posted By Brian Atherton
Has anyone discovered the logic – if there is...

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

I’m not aware that airplanes are...
Forum: Travel 03-21-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,308
Posted By Brian Atherton
Well, yes. I take your point, Roger. There’s...

Well, yes. I take your point, Roger.

There’s also the possibility that if one makes enough dumb decisions, by the law of averages, one might turn out to be the correct one.
Forum: Travel 03-21-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,308
Posted By Brian Atherton
Dear Roger, Dunno. Possibly it could be...

Dear Roger,

Dunno.

Possibly it could be because shared intelligence with the US has thrown up a new security loophole that needs plugging.
Forum: Travel 03-21-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,308
Posted By Brian Atherton
The Beeb has announced this is now a UK...

The Beeb has announced this is now a UK ban:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39343971
Forum: Travel 03-21-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,308
Posted By Brian Atherton
According to Reuters, this not just a US...

According to Reuters, this not just a US issue:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-airlines-electronics-idUKKBN16S1TM
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2017
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,426
Posted By Brian Atherton
A year or so ago I swore to myself I’d never buy...

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

Two weeks ago I bought the Peak Design Everyday Sling.

Superb quality and finish. I love the way it hugs my back, but with the strap...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,539
Posted By Brian Atherton
Apart from some mentioned above - Bailey, HCB,...

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

Though I'm not sure I would survive more than a week. :D
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-21-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,103
Posted By Brian Atherton
Dear Roger, I have no idea whether the following...

Dear Roger,

I have no idea whether the following is of practical use to you, e.g for instance, without disassembly how would one be able to successfully penetrate to the inside of lenses to attack...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-20-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,965
Posted By Brian Atherton
As mentioned above, it's most important to blow...

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

I also use Visible Dust, and for emergencies I keep the kit below in my travel...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Brian Atherton
I was too. Though some photographs are quite...

I was too. Though some photographs are quite small and it was crowded when I visited.

An assault on the senses is the Richard Mosse installation at the Curve Gallery, Barbican - and it's...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-13-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,558
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you, Luke. My wife and I are members of...

Thank you, Luke.

My wife and I are members of the Photographers' Gallery; we'll be going to see the Mayne exhibition on Wednesday.

PS There's a great exhibition (free) at the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,087
Posted By Brian Atherton
I take your point. One can make the same...

I take your point.

One can make the same criticism about other genres of photography – landscape, portrait, still life etc.

Poorly executed images with little or no artistic merit in the eye of the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-03-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 10,205
Posted By Brian Atherton
For heavy cameras (medium format, motorised FX...

For heavy cameras (medium format, motorised FX DSLRs with large teles or large zooms), Black Rapid.

For DX DSLRs with small zooms, primes, Leica’s excellent strap with simple connectors and shoulder...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-02-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,655
Posted By Brian Atherton
Dear Roger, The following article might be of...

Dear Roger,

The following article might be of interest:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-31037446

Bibury is a village I know fairly well, having visited numerous times over the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-01-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,996
Posted By Brian Atherton
Roll-ee-flex. … or two-and-a quarter-square. ;)

Roll-ee-flex.

… or two-and-a quarter-square. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 10,142
Posted By Brian Atherton
Fun and frustrating in equal measure, the Leica...

Fun and frustrating in equal measure, the Leica O-Serie replica.

Only used a borrowed one for a couple of rolls, which were half okay, half duds.

Most fun ever, any field camera with movements.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By Brian Atherton
Wonderful images, Steve M. Thank you for the...

Wonderful images, Steve M. Thank you for the links.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By Brian Atherton
Inane... ...Rewarding quantity over quality,...

Inane...

...Rewarding quantity over quality, then? :rolleyes:
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-12-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,512
Posted By Brian Atherton
Lovely article, Roger. For past two years my...

Lovely article, Roger.

For past two years my wife and I have been going to the gym five times week. We go early morning around 8 – 9 o’clock for about an hour and a half. It sets us up for the...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-11-2017
Replies: 187
Views: 60,938
Posted By Brian Atherton
Gave up long ago… Too tedious and too much...

Gave up long ago…

Too tedious and too much faffing about for me, I’m afraid.

If people want to see what I’m up to, there’s a link to my website.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By Brian Atherton
I’m out in all weather but to date never had a...

I’m out in all weather but to date never had a camera or lens fail due to challenging weather (famous last words!).

This said, I’m all for WR equipment, not least to help stop the ingress of dust...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-08-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,232
Posted By Brian Atherton
Looks to be a great lens - and weather protected,...

Looks to be a great lens - and weather protected, but the 50mm is a little to short for me; maybe the 56mm in the future, especially as it’s f1.2.

Has anyone experience of the XF 56mm f1.2 R APD? I...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-01-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,834
Posted By Brian Atherton
Check out the link...

Check out the link below:

https://www.carryonbagsizes.com
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-31-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,427
Posted By Brian Atherton
Wonderful images of a city I know well. Thank you...

Wonderful images of a city I know well. Thank you for sharing, Peter.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-30-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 46,319
Posted By Brian Atherton
I'm guessing mistletoe.

I'm guessing mistletoe.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-29-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,465
Posted By Brian Atherton
Amazing… needless butchery... and the strap lugs...

Amazing… needless butchery... and the strap lugs appear pristine.

What was the owner doing with it? Using the top plate as a wheelless skateboard? :D
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,821
Posted By Brian Atherton
Stillshunter, My Ruggedwear F-5XB is serving me...

Stillshunter,

My Ruggedwear F-5XB is serving me well, and holding up well after three years.

That said, I prefer my Domke F-10 Medium Shoulder Bag Ruggedwear, which is slightly larger and easier to...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-28-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 620
Posted By Brian Atherton
The Graun Mag, Q&A: Terry O'Neill

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jan/28/photographer-terry-oneill-i-was-invited-to-sharon-tates-house-the-night-she-was-murdered

...What was your most embarrassing moment?

Not just me,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-25-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,651
Posted By Brian Atherton
Timely post! Using my Epson V500 I’ve just...

Timely post!

Using my Epson V500 I’ve just finished scanning 200-300 colour and black and white family photos for my brother-in-law. The originals are sized between 3x3 inch and 5x7inch.

I scanned...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-24-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 3,637
Posted By Brian Atherton
Played around, reverted to default. The only...

Played around, reverted to default. The only thing I alter is the Exposure Compensation Dial.

X-Pro2: Acros or Classic Chrome, Auto ISO (and occasionally a set ISO), Aperture Priority, with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,825
Posted By Brian Atherton
seany65, Over the years all of my 39 and 46mm UV...

seany65,

Over the years all of my 39 and 46mm UV and yellow filters have been purchased from London dealers simply by asking if they have any in their secondhand box.

Perhaps I’ve been lucky, but...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-20-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,490
Posted By Brian Atherton
Apart from the Monochrom, the M10 is the only...

Apart from the Monochrom, the M10 is the only Leica digital I’ve truly felt excited about, in particular its size, simplicity, viewfinder and the ISO control.

However, I’m very rarely an early...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-16-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 8,463
Posted By Brian Atherton
Sublime: any Rollei twin-lens. :D Ridiculous:...

Sublime: any Rollei twin-lens. :D Ridiculous: Rolleiflex 6008 :eek:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 78,966
Posted By Brian Atherton
New Yawk is a city I know fairly well, and love...

New Yawk is a city I know fairly well, and love to visit – I can’t wait to there later this year, in April.

Helen, I just love your gritty and atmospheric photos; wonderful job!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2017
Replies: 117
Views: 23,053
Posted By Brian Atherton
Professionally, I’ve used Hasselblads a lot, but...

Professionally, I’ve used Hasselblads a lot, but never owned one.

I own a Rolleiflex 6008, and a 80mm on two-and-a-quarter square just feels… well… right. :)
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,078
Posted By Brian Atherton
I offer my sincere and heartfelt condolences to...

I offer my sincere and heartfelt condolences to Tom’s loved ones, friends and colleagues for their loss.

I knew of Tom only through his knowledgeable, generous and joyous postings: his kindness...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-02-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,189
Posted By Brian Atherton
Martin Parr - New BBC One Ident Campaign

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38486283
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2017
Replies: 87
Views: 4,806
Posted By Brian Atherton
I don’t post images on RFF simply because I wish...

I don’t post images on RFF simply because I wish avoid duplication and complication of posting on more than one website. Everything I want to share goes on my website (below).

A running theme of my...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-30-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,146
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you, Bill, for the link; much appreciated....

Thank you, Bill, for the link; much appreciated. Some stunning images I wouldn't otherwise have found.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-16-2016
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,742
Posted By Brian Atherton
On the Night Bus, Nick Turpin; Hoxton Mini Press

On the Night Bus, Nick Turpin; Hoxton Mini Press
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-09-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,373
Posted By Brian Atherton
Although not in stock at the time a friend...

Although not in stock at the time a friend purchased the X-T10 (together with the 18-135mm) on a Black Friday double cash-back deal, being assured that it would be in store “next week”.

Two weeks...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-06-2016
Replies: 2,549
Views: 368,711
Posted By Brian Atherton
As always a fascinating insight into rural...

As always a fascinating insight into rural America, Chris.

Thank you for continue to post images from your neck of the woods, I really appreciate the time and effort to document and post these.

A...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-05-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By Brian Atherton
No idea, and Fuji has not commented or given me...

No idea, and Fuji has not commented or given me an explanation, Lss. Fuji just requested I email them all of my camera settings and brand and size of the SD cards used (Sandisk 32GB Extreme...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-05-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By Brian Atherton
My apology for not tidying up this thread sooner....

My apology for not tidying up this thread sooner. On 21 November I received the following via email from Fujifilm:

Dear Brian,

Thank you for your reply and we apologise for the delay in replying to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-01-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 6,653
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you for taking the time to post this...

Thank you for taking the time to post this detailed write up, Aaron.

It’s great to hear how a camera I’ve loved using for the last three months performs professionally against the industry...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-30-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,682
Posted By Brian Atherton
My experience, entirely. Oh, how I wish my...

My experience, entirely. Oh, how I wish my ancestors had recorded the date, place and names on the few, poor quality photos I have in my meagre collection.

Not one has any information, and I since...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-23-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By Brian Atherton
https://asingulareye.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/leic...

https://asingulareye.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/leica-strap-lug-wear-my-fix/
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-18-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,479
Posted By Brian Atherton
I use wordpress; my expectations on starting with...

I use wordpress; my expectations on starting with them were low.

Having said this, I’ve been pleasantly surprised and pleased with their free service; no spam, no hiccups, plenty of feedback data...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2016
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,426
Posted By Brian Atherton
Fujinon XF 16mm f1.4 R WR lens. Been wanting to...

Fujinon XF 16mm f1.4 R WR lens.

Been wanting to use a wider lens than a 35mm equivalent on my X-Pro2 for while. Have to say Fuji's 16mm is stunningly good especially wide open.
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-08-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By Brian Atherton
A brief update: I was advised to 'RESET' the...

A brief update: I was advised to 'RESET' the 'SHOOTING MENU RESET', which I've done.

Sequential saving has been restored, although given my experience of arbitrarily losing my images, I'm reluctant...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-07-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By Brian Atherton
My conclusion too, William. Last night I...

My conclusion too, William.

Last night I exploded other saving modes; with the same SD cards the camera saves perfectly as ‘Backup’ and ‘RAW/JPEG’ modes, just refuses to save...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-06-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By Brian Atherton
Yes, Peter. Camera was working fine until Monday.

Yes, Peter. Camera was working fine until Monday.
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-06-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By Brian Atherton
Yes Highway 61, all card one images deleted and...

Yes Highway 61, all card one images deleted and lost… and I’ve checked on the computer though I haven't tried any recovery software. Scary, isn’t it? :mad:

At first I thought I had maybe...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-06-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By Brian Atherton
Yes, Bob T. Various cards (sizes, makes) all...

Yes, Bob T.

Various cards (sizes, makes) all formatted in the X-Pro2.
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-06-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you Highway61, for your response. Unless I...

Thank you Highway61, for your response.

Unless I have missed something, no.

The saving mode is set to sequential JPEG (Save Data Set-up>Card Slot Setting (Still Image)>Sequential. Switch Card Slot...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-06-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By Brian Atherton
X-Pro2: Saving to Cards 1 and 2 Problem

My three-month-old X-Pro2 is acting up.

Simply put I have the camera set up to save sequentially on cards 1 and 2 as JPEGs. After taking about 50 shots while in Paris last week, on replay to review...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-20-2016
Replies: 99
Views: 6,953
Posted By Brian Atherton
In answer to your question, Roger, ‘useful’...

In answer to your question, Roger, ‘useful’ rather than ‘irritating’ but marginally.

I do have a Facebook account, which I feel I was forced into because younger family members, many of whom are...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-19-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,412
Posted By Brian Atherton
Sincerely wishing you the best for your hospital...

Sincerely wishing you the best for your hospital visit and medical procedure, and a speedy and successful return to good health, Roger.

Keep safe.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 734
Posted By Brian Atherton
Times Square V-J Day Photo: RIP Greta Friedman

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/11/woman-kissed-by-sailor-in-famous-v-j-day-photo-dies-aged-92
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-08-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,866
Posted By Brian Atherton
Very pleasant, skilful work Frances; thank you,...

Very pleasant, skilful work Frances; thank you, Roger!

I attempted the odd bit of hand-colouring years ago when working. Though a trained graphic artist, I found my results were er, variable....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-07-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 696
Posted By Brian Atherton
RIP Marc Riboud

RIP Marc Riboud

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/sep/02/marc-riboud-obituary
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-01-2016
Replies: 91
Views: 6,686
Posted By Brian Atherton
PayPal users in the UK should read the...

PayPal users in the UK should read the following:

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/credit-cards/PayPal-Section75

which I think I've posted before on RFF; still, though a timely reminder of the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-27-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,681
Posted By Brian Atherton
Colin O'Brien RIP

https://www.theguardian.com/global/2016/aug/26/colin-o-brien-obituary

http://www.colinobrien.co.uk/photographs.php
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-13-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 6,280
Posted By Brian Atherton
I use a Domke F10 Rugged Wear; does the job...

I use a Domke F10 Rugged Wear; does the job nicely for a M6 with 50mm Summicron and M5 with a 35mm Summicron Asph (or vice versa). The zipped front pocket holds more than one would think (sunglasses,...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-12-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,981
Posted By Brian Atherton
When I had a darkroom, mostly 10x8 inch or 20x16...

When I had a darkroom, mostly 10x8 inch or 20x16 inch Ilford Multigrade gloss. Now digital Epson gloss A4, or very rarely A3, for framed prints.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-12-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By Brian Atherton
Cheers and thank you for this information, Lynn;...

Cheers and thank you for this information, Lynn; I've passed it on to my cousin in Austin.

Last year in London there was an exhibition of Erwitt's work at the Beetles+Huxley gallery, which was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 6,146
Posted By Brian Atherton
Of course, Murray. I’ve travelled extensively in...

Of course, Murray. I’ve travelled extensively in the US, and I ‘get it’ that I hear ‘gotten’ in the US in everyday conversation. Nothing wrong with that.

But as one who is British born and bred,...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-10-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 7,566
Posted By Brian Atherton
Back in the 80s-90s I had a subscription to Leica...

Back in the 80s-90s I had a subscription to Leica Fotografie.

But now none regularly, maybe the AP and the BJP once or twice a year.

I have a subscription to Private Eye. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 6,146
Posted By Brian Atherton
There’s more… “Important to recognise” “I,...

There’s more…

“Important to recognise”
“I, personally”
“Gotten”

And what happened to ‘cannot’, which now has universally morphed into ‘can not’?

Back in the day (another of my dislikes) it was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 6,146
Posted By Brian Atherton
Agreed; irritating, to say the least,...

Agreed; irritating, to say the least, Lawrence.

My bête noire is the recent affectation of prefacing every reply to a vox pop question with “so”.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-07-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,265
Posted By Brian Atherton
Many congratulations, Bob. When next in London I...

Many congratulations, Bob.

When next in London I will make a point of visiting - I see the exhibition is on until 1 September.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 3,866
Posted By Brian Atherton
:D (plus additional characters)

:D

(plus additional characters)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 3,866
Posted By Brian Atherton
farlymac, If finances allow, obviously one can...

farlymac,

If finances allow, obviously one can do both; it’s not an either-or decision. Despite a life-long preference for film with Leicas, I’m enjoying my digital experience.

For example I find...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2016
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,426
Posted By Brian Atherton
Last week, the Fuji X-Pro2 with 23mm f1.4 R and...

Last week, the Fuji X-Pro2 with 23mm f1.4 R and 35mm f2 WR lenses.

Yesterday, two spare Fuji batteries because on a day’s shooting the battery life sucks, lasting less than eight hours.

Loving the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-01-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,932
Posted By Brian Atherton
Canyongazer, Although I’ve visited Cornwall on...

Canyongazer,

Although I’ve visited Cornwall on and off over the years, I’m perhaps not the best person to sing the county’s praises.

My wife and I love the quaint cove villages seemingly stuck to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-31-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,932
Posted By Brian Atherton
Shawn, thank you for posting the brilliant tip of...

Shawn, thank you for posting the brilliant tip of using the rear Command Dial to alter the magnification of the small EVF window… as Peter David Grant wrote: genius!



So, kind of a reverse trip to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-30-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,932
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you all for taking the time to share your...

Thank you all for taking the time to share your insights and tips, which I found excellent.

Currently I’m using the camera in MF mode with aperture priority.

I very quickly found that I would need...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-27-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,932
Posted By Brian Atherton
New X-Pro2 User

Having stated here on the RFF not so long ago that I wouldn’t consider purchasing the Fuji X-Pro2 until it had a movable screen, Tuesday I did just that!

Fed up with carting about a heavy Nikon SLR...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2016
Replies: 122
Views: 7,998
Posted By Brian Atherton
Since the middle years of my schooling...

Since the middle years of my schooling photography has been my abiding love and passion, and a constant in my creative output.

Professionally I worked in advertising photography for thirty years, in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,570
Posted By Brian Atherton
http://rogerandfrances.eu/ is a joy and delight...

http://rogerandfrances.eu/ is a joy and delight from beginning to end; informative, intelligent, idiosyncratic and witty... and more besides.

Thank you, Roger & Frances
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-09-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 590
Posted By Brian Atherton
Eggleston At The Portrait Gallery, London

http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/eggleston/exhibition.php
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-08-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 6,047
Posted By Brian Atherton
X-T2 isn't for me; couldn't gel with the one I...

X-T2 isn't for me; couldn't gel with the one I tried, but an X-Pro2 with an articulated screen I would consider.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-14-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 554
Posted By Brian Atherton
Exhibition: Eyes Wide Open - 100 Years of Leica Photography

https://sintpietersabdij.stad.gent/en/content/eyes-wide-open
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-25-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,542
Posted By Brian Atherton
The Nikkor 43-86mm f3.5 zoom was/is terrible;...

The Nikkor 43-86mm f3.5 zoom was/is terrible; throughout its range poor fine detail and soft at the edges in varying degrees according to the aperture and focal length used; no matter what...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By Brian Atherton
The ratcheted/clutched rewind lever on the...

The ratcheted/clutched rewind lever on the M5.

Just sayin’. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,093
Posted By Brian Atherton
In answer to marcr1230’s question;...

In answer to marcr1230’s question; depends.

Every film camera I’ve owned – yes: every digital – no.

With digital I only learn what I need, and since I use my Nikon D90 infrequently, I have to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 18,970
Posted By Brian Atherton
I started using Nikons professionally in early...

I started using Nikons professionally in early 1970s – a short time with the F and later into the mid/late-80s with the F2, FTn and FM bodies.

The reason?

The lens mount; the quality of lenses...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-22-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,648
Posted By Brian Atherton
Probably gonna get shot down in flames, but here...

Probably gonna get shot down in flames, but here goes…

Would it help to have a dedicated RFF thread where stolen gear can be posted?

Simple details: Description; Serial Number; Photo (if...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-18-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By Brian Atherton
Everyday Life in Cornwall, 1890s - Photo Archive For Sale

A portfolio of more than 1,500 images of Cornwall are to be sold at Penzance Auction House with an estimate of £25,000. This rare collection of photographs depict the ordinary lives of Cornish men...
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