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Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
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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 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 453
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 453
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By Richard G
So, where did you get breakfast?

So, where did you get breakfast?
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 234
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,803
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,849
Views: 294,944
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,803
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,803
Posted By Richard G
Well put Colonel. In a meta-thread.

Well put Colonel. In a meta-thread.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,803
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,803
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,803
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 316
Views: 71,446
Posted By Richard G
35 Summilux (on...

35 Summilux (on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 4,221
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5,393
Views: 809,920
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 457
Views: 65,823
Posted By Richard G
Wonderful composition.

Wonderful composition.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 288
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 566
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 288
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 288
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 671
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,376
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,443
Posted By Richard G
This is good advice, including that lens.

This is good advice, including that lens.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,443
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,443
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,443
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,393
Views: 809,920
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 279
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 571
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By Richard G
From back alley’s thread on improvement:

From back alley’s thread on improvement:
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,371
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 75,639
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,666
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 447
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,393
Views: 809,920
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1,671
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1,671
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 422
Posted By Richard G
........new baseplate........???

........new baseplate........???
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 13,234
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,393
Views: 809,920
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 292
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,804
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,393
Views: 809,920
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,393
Views: 809,920
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,393
Views: 809,920
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 523
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 20,602
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,393
Views: 809,920
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 8,309
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 8,309
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,409
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: 738
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: 1,508
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: 738
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: 1,508
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: 1,081
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: 1,081
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: 873
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: 43
Views: 1,359
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: 43
Views: 1,359
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: 383
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: 647
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: 56,215
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: 1,502
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: 1,199
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 photographerís eye. Loved your comment.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,199
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: 1,199
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: 2,934
Views: 1,783,612
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: 1,199
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: 1,199
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: 1,849
Views: 294,944
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: 1,636
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: 555
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: 1,849
Views: 294,944
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: 1,199
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: 1,537
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: 1,537
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: 8,309
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: 8,309
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: 8,309
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: 8,309
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: 8,309
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: 20,602
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: 477
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: 20,602
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: 949
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: 949
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: 660
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: 949
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: 984
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: 364
Views: 34,034
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: 270
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: 270
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: 2,215
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: 509
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: 474
Views: 156,241
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: 494
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: 1,165
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: 2,201
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: 3,771
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: 795
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: 3,771
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: 859
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: 3,456
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: 1,377
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: 265
Views: 10,349
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: 5,393
Views: 809,920
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: 5,393
Views: 809,920
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: 237
Views: 21,394
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: 237
Views: 21,394
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: 487
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: 963
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: 963
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: 963
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: 1,721
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: 1,721
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: 2,248
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: 4,623
Posted By Richard G
Lately for me itís just this. First read about...

Lately for me itís 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: 3,050
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: 3,050
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: 3,050
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: 3,050
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: 3,050
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: 3,050
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: 2,741
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: 715
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: 2,844
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: 2,844
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: 2,354
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: 2,354
Posted By Richard G
Exactly. Thanks.

Exactly. Thanks.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-27-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 732
Posted By Richard G
Thanks very much Tony.

Thanks very much Tony.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-27-2019
Replies: 2,416
Views: 352,135
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: 2,758
Posted By Richard G
Thanks for the information: Iíve fallen behind in...

Thanks for the information: Iíve fallen behind in my knowledge of these. I was trying not to upgrade to the X100F. Hereís one reason to consider it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,758
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: 2,758
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: 1,456
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: 737
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: 986
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: 737
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: 1,367
Posted By Richard G
Well said. Congratulations guys.

Well said. Congratulations guys.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 432
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: 432
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: 2,344
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: 433
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: 979
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: 1,404
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: 450
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: 1,508
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: 1,508
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: 1,508
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: 1,508
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: 1,508
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: 1,508
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1335687787.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-13-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 693
Posted By Richard G
Thank you Robert. I will try to do my picks later...

Thank you Robert. I will try to do my picks later tonight.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-08-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Richard G
Oops. Youíre right. Sorry for being OT.

Oops. Youíre right. Sorry for being OT.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-08-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Richard G
The rigid and DR apparently have the same normal...

The rigid and DR apparently have the same normal range optics but the DR has a close range. The close range works for film and digital but can be butchered so the normal range is available in full...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 821
Posted By Richard G
While you're...

While you're deciding.....

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7906/46244548944_bbe7cb36d4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dstpgo)
My camera since 1977 (https://flic.kr/p/2dstpgo) by Richard...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 821
Posted By Richard G
No of course you're not. What could look ganglier...

No of course you're not. What could look ganglier than an M9-P with the DR Summicron plus goggles, but I love it for what it can do.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,788
Posted By Richard G
I can only say what I do with a Leica. I mostly...

I can only say what I do with a Leica. I mostly use left hand up and shoot with my left eye and use my right index finger to trip the shutter. I am heavily L eye dominant and am partially amblyopic...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2,463
Posted By Richard G
ďPerforitisĒ - I like that. I was paging through...

ďPerforitisĒ - I like that. I was paging through Cartier-Bresson's The Europeans last weekend and I noticed that multiple photos with a much more pononucned sprocket hole banding were all shot in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,117
Posted By Richard G
Peter, Ko.Fe says it's garbage, from examining...

Peter, Ko.Fe says it's garbage, from examining the posted photographs. Ko.Fe is rarely wrong.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,117
Posted By Richard G
This was his first non-Leica lens. He dismissed...

This was his first non-Leica lens. He dismissed consideration of Voigtlander lenses. Maybe he will eventually try some Zeiss lenses, like the C Sonnar 1.5. That would be an education worth having.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 821
Posted By Richard G
The view through the M2 viewfinder with a 35...

The view through the M2 viewfinder with a 35 mounted is one of the most stunning views in the whole Leica world. The camera is almost a current model, the MA, but better. Forgive me, but clever...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-30-2019
Replies: 134
Views: 17,107
Posted By Richard G
I have even seen people get worse with practice....

I have even seen people get worse with practice. An older volunteer plays the guitar in the corridors of the local hospital. He might once have had lessons, but he seems self-taught to a great...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-30-2019
Replies: 134
Views: 17,107
Posted By Richard G
Have a look at Daniel Klein's In Search of...

Have a look at Daniel Klein's In Search of Epicurus. It is about growing old and what to take from it. He returns to Greece. He admires the old men there who can enjoy doing nothing, drinking free...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-27-2019
Replies: 5,393
Views: 809,920
Posted By Richard G
^^^^^ That's a fine...

^^^^^ That's a fine abstract.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1547439364.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-26-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1,102
Posted By Richard G
Good to see him remembered here again. Clearly a...

Good to see him remembered here again. Clearly a very civilized man. Hard to see how he worked through so many M2s, but you have to respect a man who recognised the quintessential Leica and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-26-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 531
Posted By Richard G
Welcome to the forum. Here "please include photo"...

Welcome to the forum. Here "please include photo" does not mean of you and this one is great.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-26-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By Richard G
My first digital was the Coolpix 4500. That was...

My first digital was the Coolpix 4500. That was and is a seriously good camera and I still use it occasionally. The manual was a lot longer than the instructions for my M2. (But even in the manual...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-25-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By Richard G
I certainly found the M6 with a small 35...

I certainly found the M6 with a small 35 Summicron was best for photographing my children. It was always there, no startup time as always on and meter batteries lasted several years, and it was small...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By Richard G
3. But in a good way. 4. 5.

3. But in a good way.
4.
5.
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-22-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 48,470
Posted By Richard G
The 28 is the focal length to which I came last....

The 28 is the focal length to which I came last. And now I use it most of the time. It's great for digital as the sky contribution shortens the exposure and ensures you don't blow the highlights....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,920
Posted By Richard G
Not so fast (not talking about the speed of your...

Not so fast (not talking about the speed of your fine new lens). This is RFF. Advice on which 50 can never, ever be only one page here. Long after you win the Pullitzer prize with that lens there...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-21-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Richard G
Turin Shroud meets Lady Macbeth. Nice.

Turin Shroud meets Lady Macbeth. Nice.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 8,309
Posted By Richard G
Great James. Iíll look out for those in the...

Great James. Iíll look out for those in the Gallery. Iím back to using the Automat now too. Sweet camera and the Rolleinars are fun.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,920
Posted By Richard G
We rarely play ball and stick with your...

We rarely play ball and stick with your particular question. And not should we. Print size was a good question as that should affect the decision.

To me light and compact would matter a lot. I’d go...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By Richard G
Thanks Robert for noticing mine. I'm late...

Thanks Robert for noticing mine.

I'm late picking, but not too late.



Guy Pinhas

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/68558/med_U68558I1547066198.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,485
Posted By Richard G
Perhaps only the dimness of my Automat focussing...

Perhaps only the dimness of my Automat focussing screen. Otherwise I love the Rollei and have film in it now. No complaint about all my Leicas and lenses, the Zeiss lenses, my Hasselblad, Pentax...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,001
Posted By Richard G
These are excellent points. Marek Fogiel always...

These are excellent points. Marek Fogiel always states here that the C Sonnar 1.5 Zeiss gives the ideal portrait at f2.8.

Here is my old Elmar 50 3.5, at 3.5: the rose is within the sharper depth of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,001
Posted By Richard G
OT but surely Colker is right. Medium format has...

OT but surely Colker is right. Medium format has a look. My 60mm f3.5 is wide angle on MF, but the depth of field is shallow and indeed the volume of a subject, because of the different transition to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,001
Posted By Richard G
Thanks Bill. 1. I remember stabilizing the...

Thanks Bill.

1. I remember stabilizing the lenshood of a 28mm 2.8 ASPH on a window with the Monochrom at 1/125s taking an architectural shot. I was stunned at the sharpness of that photo.

2. I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-16-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,116
Posted By Richard G
It’s big. Not the same equation as the SBOOI that...

It’s big. Not the same equation as the SBOOI that might stay on a camera for good.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,650
Posted By Richard G
Yes, I liked 2 and 3 too. I love WIRED magazine....

Yes, I liked 2 and 3 too.

I love WIRED magazine. I often heard about it when some new tech thing was mentioned in our local paper, "according to WIRED magazine." Eventually I found it by chance on...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,650
Posted By Richard G
OK. And despite Bach and the guy who cracked some...

OK. And despite Bach and the guy who cracked some centuries old maths problem recently in the time after his retirement, Iím going to learn from this post and finally see Trainspotting.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-15-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,650
Posted By Richard G
It is interesting that he favours the 135mm lens....

It is interesting that he favours the 135mm lens. There is a youtube or vimeo video of him out with one, looking at detail on the street. I use it occasionally but with a SHOOC finder for framing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2019
Replies: 900
Views: 71,811
Posted By Richard G
Hey Dan, congratulations. People wonder what I'll...

Hey Dan, congratulations. People wonder what I'll do when I retire - which is probably ten years off or not quite. They must be kidding. We photographers won't have a spare minute in retirement!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-15-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,650
Posted By Richard G
Ralph Gibson article in WIRED about 'going digital'

https://www.wired.com/story/ralph-gibson-digital-color/?CNDID=22536208&CNDID=22536208&bxid=MjM5Njc3NDk4MzkyS0&hasha=d6f7edc2ade1cb07869d701f84cdd3db&hashb=96c122173d519f0ba92f75a58b7c2b4e0ad2ec39&mbid...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,419
Posted By Richard G
These focus shift tests aren't easy. See my set...

These focus shift tests aren't easy. See my set up:

https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/focus-shift-tests-of-zeiss-c-sonnar-apparently-optimized-for-1-5.461113/

Here also is Marek Fogiel's...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,497
Posted By Richard G
Dear Vince, you are indeed a gentleman. And I...

Dear Vince, you are indeed a gentleman. And I agree with you of course. I should have ended my post with "..for snow." I like an incident meter as the most helpful tool. It was interesting looking at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,957
Posted By Richard G
I agree the M6 is a great camera, and I like the...

I agree the M6 is a great camera, and I like the comment that without the MP currently available the M6 would be even more expensive. It was my main camera when my children were small and it is...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,497
Posted By Richard G
This thread derailed a little once a light meter...

This thread derailed a little once a light meter was mentioned. The issue was how to use Sunny 16 in snow. There's more light than in a usual sunlit scene. And in overcast it's like a giant soft box....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-13-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 8,309
Posted By Richard G
Maybe you all saw this about one of the most...

Maybe you all saw this about one of the most famous Hasselblad shots ever? The Sonnar 250 for this one. It’s a tribute to the camera you have with you, the merits of being organised, the value of...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-13-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,796
Posted By Richard G
I’ll take that Corvair. Lovely colour and...

I’ll take that Corvair. Lovely colour and wonderful car.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2019
Replies: 3,063
Views: 738,630
Posted By Richard G
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4899/45697922505_a2...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4899/45697922505_a251d6b0b5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cCaNgB)
The Romantic House (https://flic.kr/p/2cCaNgB) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2019
Replies: 3,063
Views: 738,630
Posted By Richard G
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7912/31705018437_7c...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7912/31705018437_7cab518a1a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QiEvoV)
911. "Wet Rocks" in SFEX2 Pro (https://flic.kr/p/QiEvoV) by Richard...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-13-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 8,309
Posted By Richard G
Had to try the Barnacks too. They also stuck with...

Had to try the Barnacks too. They also stuck with me. This IIIf is a great little camera. The Sonnar 150 is magic. Tried this with Portrait mode on the iPhone and the upper edge and especially the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-13-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 8,309
Posted By Richard G
Got to try these things Michael. Not all will...

Got to try these things Michael. Not all will stick. I'm not bored yet.

Here's the little yellow daisy....

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7863/46591699642_8eeb443c85_c.jpg...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-11-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,796
Posted By Richard G
M9: not what I saw at all - with Elmar M...

M9: not what I saw at all -

with Elmar M 50

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1366868478.SEQ.0.jpg

This is (probably C Biogon 35)...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-11-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,796
Posted By Richard G
I have been shocked by both the M9 and the Fuji...

I have been shocked by both the M9 and the Fuji scanner they use to scan my negatives. But the M9 dose sometimes produce beautiful reds. I even find it varies with lenses. The DR Summicron is my best...
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