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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-01-2020
Replies: 698
Views: 23,324
Posted By TXForester
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49313326398_949168266c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i8DFTu)kylie (https://flic.kr/p/2i8DFTu) by txforester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,676
Posted By TXForester
Excellent idea. I'll duct tape my Olympus XA to...

Excellent idea. I'll duct tape my Olympus XA to my phone.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,676
Posted By TXForester
I would add a quality compact. When I don't...

I would add a quality compact. When I don't carry a larger, interchangeable lens camera (film or digital), I will stick a Sony RX100iii in my pocket. Just about as easy to carry as a phone. In...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-21-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,982
Posted By TXForester
I use OM lenses on an e-m10 and like it.

I use OM lenses on an e-m10 and like it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2019
Replies: 5,736
Views: 520,760
Posted By TXForester
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48236975526_a716e323a5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gux7gQ)Goliath on the rail small (https://flic.kr/p/2gux7gQ) by txforester...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-28-2019
Replies: 661
Views: 99,500
Posted By TXForester
https://live.staticflickr.com/4242/35598280892_b79...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4242/35598280892_b79f1eaca7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WeGuFE)DSC_0106 (https://flic.kr/p/WeGuFE) by txforester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 271
Views: 25,840
Posted By TXForester
Sorry to here this. i also have enjoyed his...

Sorry to here this. i also have enjoyed his posts and website.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,560
Posted By TXForester
Not a specific camera, but any digital with...

Not a specific camera, but any digital with Canon's old DEP mode. Not the useless A-DEP. Because sometimes you want more control over DoF and you don't want to do it by trial and error or use a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By TXForester
Money, so I could afford to travel.

Money, so I could afford to travel.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,890
Posted By TXForester
I found a helpful manual. "The Other YN622...

I found a helpful manual. "The Other YN622 Guide" pdf.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,890
Posted By TXForester
Good to know. I have an A6000 and would get an...

Good to know. I have an A6000 and would get an extra transmitter for M4/3.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,890
Posted By TXForester
I've used Chinese wireless transmitters and...

I've used Chinese wireless transmitters and receivers for TTL flash with a Canon flash. Also transmitters and receiver for triggering non-TTL flash. Olympus OM to EOS/EF mount adapters with focus...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,336
Posted By TXForester
It's the old trade off. Larger aperture lenses...

It's the old trade off. Larger aperture lenses are bigger and heavier. Look at the new f/2 zoom and the new f/4 zoom. The former is twice the weight of the latter. Larger dimensions also. ...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-21-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,817
Posted By TXForester
I don't mind extra features. I sometimes use...

I don't mind extra features. I sometimes use them. Most of the time I use a digital camera like a film camera. Shutter, aperture and ISO is all I need to control. So a digital camera that makes...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-16-2018
Replies: 661
Views: 99,500
Posted By TXForester
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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4477/37879537612_e212247f3e_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-16-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,944
Posted By TXForester
Olympus E-M10.

Olympus E-M10.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-27-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,565
Posted By TXForester
Is it a camera that has changeable screens? If...

Is it a camera that has changeable screens? If so, then a screen with a grid overlay may help.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-12-2017
Replies: 3,209
Views: 503,801
Posted By TXForester
A gimicky photo. Art filter straight from an...

A gimicky photo. Art filter straight from an Olympus E-M10.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4572/38125913855_c012305574_b.jpg
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-08-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 10,991
Posted By TXForester
Oly e-m10 and 50mm...

Oly e-m10 and 50mm f1.8

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4473/37534286116_70e076cc03_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZbM2A5)seed-pods (https://flic.kr/p/ZbM2A5) by txforester...
Forum: Travel 08-26-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By TXForester
I think the biggest problem, aside from high wind...

I think the biggest problem, aside from high wind and its danger, is the amount of rain falling might obscure some of the subject matter. Then you have to be able to shoot from a sheltered area to...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-06-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 10,991
Posted By TXForester
E-M10 with the 50/3.5...

E-M10 with the 50/3.5 macro.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4388/36368092666_fe66ec799c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XpHYUs)

needles (https://flic.kr/p/XpHYUs) by txforester...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-25-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,301
Posted By TXForester
Very nice. www.nikon.com/100th/

Very nice.

www.nikon.com/100th/
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-22-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,930
Posted By TXForester
Sometimes I use my Olympus E-M10 at waist level. ...

Sometimes I use my Olympus E-M10 at waist level. Mostly I do it with auto focus lenses. But I can use some manual lenses like this. I have a choice of using an enlarged/cropped view for focusing...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-13-2017
Replies: 2,016
Views: 620,661
Posted By TXForester
Maybe, but I like the look despite not being...

Maybe, but I like the look despite not being "optimum" exposure. She did well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2017
Replies: 5,736
Views: 520,760
Posted By TXForester
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4242/35598280892_b7...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4242/35598280892_b79f1eaca7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WeGuFE)

DSC_0106 (https://flic.kr/p/WeGuFE) by txforester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-26-2017
Replies: 5,736
Views: 520,760
Posted By TXForester
Stitched together from several...

Stitched together from several frames.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4205/35559035295_c518e5a54c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Wbemkr)

blue-bike (https://flic.kr/p/Wbemkr) by txforester...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By TXForester
While visiting family I saw (years after the...

While visiting family I saw (years after the original release) "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" and later "Kelly's Heroes" in that theater. Amazing this can trigger a memory that old, but I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By TXForester
What's up with that video? Route 66 passes...

What's up with that video? Route 66 passes through the panhandle, but Paris on the side of the state where we have trees.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By TXForester
It's thriving and not so little anymore.

It's thriving and not so little anymore.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By TXForester
Very nice. You caught some of the charm. There...

Very nice. You caught some of the charm.

There are some nice old homes if you are just outside of the downtown area on the road coming in from Commerce, TX. One of them is an 1880's mansion that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2017
Replies: 5,736
Views: 520,760
Posted By TXForester
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4209/34965759080_d69...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4209/34965759080_d690385e6c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VgNDZb)

not-the-partridge-family (https://flic.kr/p/VgNDZb) by txforester...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 449
Posted By TXForester
Dorothea Lange Printing Questions

Asking this for a friend. Did Dorothea Lange make any of her own prints? If not, were they made by the Farm Security Administration? If a person has a print that is older than the oldest you could...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2017
Replies: 5,736
Views: 520,760
Posted By TXForester
History...

History park.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4258/34484105073_cb36eff1ed_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Uxf42K)G-Grocery (https://flic.kr/p/Uxf42K) by txforester...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-13-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By TXForester
Now you are making me thirsty and I have to drive...

Now you are making me thirsty and I have to drive 60 miles to find Kirin. :)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-11-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By TXForester
I like these photos, Mike. I'm thinking about...

I like these photos, Mike.

I'm thinking about getting the 60mm, but not sure about the 19mm. I'd like something wider in a prime lens for landscapes, so maybe the Panasonic 14mm f2.5. But the 19mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2017
Replies: 9,251
Views: 926,223
Posted By TXForester
A used Sigma DN 30mm f2.8 for Micro 4/3. For a...

A used Sigma DN 30mm f2.8 for Micro 4/3. For a lens that goes for $200 USD new, I think the image quality is more than worth the price.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2017
Replies: 9,251
Views: 926,223
Posted By TXForester
Sigma 30mm f2.8 for micro four thirds.

Sigma 30mm f2.8 for micro four thirds.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-30-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 13,607
Posted By TXForester
Micro 4/3 mirrorless. I also carry a digital...

Micro 4/3 mirrorless. I also carry a digital compact at work because if fits in my vest pocket without taking up space needed for my tools.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-29-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3,666
Posted By TXForester
I found the last statement by the editor amusing....

I found the last statement by the editor amusing. More skill? More vision?

Does that mean people using very capable, dedicated cameras let the cameras do all the work? She should know better than...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-27-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By TXForester
Any Love for the lesser (f2.8) Sigma Art Lenses?

I received a 30mm DN A lens today. A used lens, and here is a test photo to check if focus is where should be. Also to see if sharpness is acceptable.

Focus is outside of the center of the frame...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2017
Replies: 212
Views: 9,684
Posted By TXForester
Why not? If a work is considered art, does it...

Why not? If a work is considered art, does it matter if a hobbyist created it or somebody who gets paid for the work?

If we were discussing another medium, then we might not ask the question. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2017
Replies: 212
Views: 9,684
Posted By TXForester
There is a gear, and process, component to this...

There is a gear, and process, component to this site. But it seems to me that most here feel gear (and film, chemistry, paper etc.) are a means to achieve our various photographic goals.

While...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2017
Replies: 5,736
Views: 520,760
Posted By TXForester
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4276/34525399130_e29...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4276/34525399130_e29d257802_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UATGjf)

from-mom's-garden (https://flic.kr/p/UATGjf) by txforester...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 05-26-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 10,991
Posted By TXForester
Oly e-m10 and 50mm...

Oly e-m10 and 50mm f1.8

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4250/34869075126_82e07024f7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/V8g8ds)brown-mushroom (https://flic.kr/p/V8g8ds) by txforester...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2017
Replies: 5,736
Views: 520,760
Posted By TXForester
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2882/33488434194_8f1...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2882/33488434194_8f13b1dab1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T2fYLs)
classic-car-shop (https://flic.kr/p/T2fYLs) by txforester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 05-19-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 10,991
Posted By TXForester
Nice, blumoon. What focus method to you use on...

Nice, blumoon. What focus method to you use on the G7?

I try to use focus peaking, but it always looks like the peaking shows up in multiple focal planes. And I'm not thrilled with only having...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2017
Replies: 5,736
Views: 520,760
Posted By TXForester
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4224/34634432121_e4f...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4224/34634432121_e4fb8cffff_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ULww2p)
i-sharp-knifes (https://flic.kr/p/ULww2p) by txforester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 05-18-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 10,991
Posted By TXForester
OM-D E-M10 with Zuiko 50/1.8 Shot on a monopod...

OM-D E-M10 with Zuiko 50/1.8 Shot on a monopod held over my head using Olympus Share app and Android phone.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4272/34705095846_d424838cf9_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By TXForester
Wonderful. Still wondering why Tim Murphy didn't...

Wonderful. Still wondering why Tim Murphy didn't ask if you cast a fly.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-19-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 10,991
Posted By TXForester
Oly E-M10 with Zuiko...

Oly E-M10 with Zuiko 50/1.8

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2923/34108840926_7c4af8e8bf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TY5J5f)another-load (https://flic.kr/p/TY5J5f) by txforester...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,813
Posted By TXForester
Keep 'em to store small items. When I'd go...

Keep 'em to store small items.

When I'd go fishing, I'd leave the wallet in the truck and put my I.D. in my pocket along with my fishing license in the film canister. I'd have what I need if Mr....
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 02-20-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 4,975
Posted By TXForester
Judging by m4/3 cameras, AF via an adapter may be...

Judging by m4/3 cameras, AF via an adapter may be slower than AF of system lenses. My 4/3 lenses are dogs on my m4/3 cameras. The AF via an adapter will probably be useless for moving subjects but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-01-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,731
Posted By TXForester
High ISO is great, but I would like a digital...

High ISO is great, but I would like a digital camera with low (not boosted) ISO. I don't want to put on a ND filter to get down to 50 ISO or thereabouts. It is more equipment to carry around and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2017
Replies: 5,736
Views: 520,760
Posted By TXForester
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/465/32357124395_b22f...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/465/32357124395_b22f1df881_c.jpg
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 01-15-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 10,991
Posted By TXForester
Olympus E-M10 and Zuiko...

Olympus E-M10 and Zuiko 100/2.8
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/504/31494526014_a471436a51_c.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/321/31525858533_d76aac5612_c.jpg
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 58,062
Posted By TXForester
My condolences to his family and friends.

My condolences to his family and friends.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 5,003
Posted By TXForester
Not my best, but my grandniece and I like her...

Not my best, but my grandniece and I like her expression.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a21/troutcane/People/IMG_0131_zpsjr2p1ddb.jpg
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-21-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 4,260
Posted By TXForester
Not sure that is true of a digital rangefiner. I...

Not sure that is true of a digital rangefiner. I would think compact cameras would compete with phone-photagraphy, because they are small, easy to carry and tend to be better photographic tools. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4,011
Posted By TXForester
I'd agree, but as my screen name implies, I'd...

I'd agree, but as my screen name implies, I'd like to stay employeed. :) It does suck that I'm out here growing trees, and I don't have a place close by to recycle paper. Or anything really. Glass,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-19-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,266
Posted By TXForester
Wish I had the money for this one. It got a good...

Wish I had the money for this one. It got a good review at Luminous Landscape. For now I'll have to live with the e-m10.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,976
Posted By TXForester
Cool. I had a collection from the time I worked...

Cool. I had a collection from the time I worked in labs.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 11-27-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 10,991
Posted By TXForester
Zuiko 50mm/1.8 on a Canon DSLR Either a 10D or...

Zuiko 50mm/1.8 on a Canon DSLR Either a 10D or 1100D

I recently received an Olympus OMD E-M10, but I do not have any photos with the OM lenses worth sharing yet. Soon I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 3,475
Posted By TXForester
Yes and I would not have to put a filter in front...

Yes and I would not have to put a filter in front of a sensor with a base ISO of 200 to get suitably slow shutter speeds. We would still have ASA 25 and 64.

As far as capturing the light, who...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-23-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 13,758
Posted By TXForester
Leatherman or similar tool is a good forester's...

Leatherman or similar tool is a good forester's tool. I carry one in my cruiser's vest. Good when I need to repair a spot gun in the woods.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-23-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 13,758
Posted By TXForester
I'm from Texas, so pocket knives were a natural...

I'm from Texas, so pocket knives were a natural thing to carry. Leaving the house without one was like stepping outside without wearing pants. Though I think many do not carry today.

Even here...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 2,615
Posted By TXForester
There were also Konica and Scotch as well as many...

There were also Konica and Scotch as well as many lesser used brands.

Polaroid had some interesting films. Their "instant" slide film. They also had a film made for copying black and white texts...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 3,007
Posted By TXForester
A Kodak 35mm RF which I think is from 1948.

A Kodak 35mm RF which I think is from 1948.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 1,871
Posted By TXForester
I'm in northeast Texas and the light isn't much...

I'm in northeast Texas and the light isn't much different to your location. I did go for a walk with my camera around noon and noticed how long the shadows were cast. November through January are...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-17-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,850
Posted By TXForester
Any Tips for Focus Peaking?

I received a used E-M10 today. I know about the size comparison with my GF2, but I never saw one in the wild. I am pleased. Not too small, but small and light enough for my everyday carry.

Are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-15-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By TXForester
Thank you, Larry.

Thank you, Larry.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By TXForester
Looking forward to the results. Just this...

Looking forward to the results. Just this morning I bought a used Olympus E-M10. If you get good results, I think I might get one for this camera and my OM cameras.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By TXForester
I can't help, but have a slightly off topic...

I can't help, but have a slightly off topic question. I often see the 300/4.5 for sale. How good is it? Decent at f4.5? I'm often tempted to get one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,934
Posted By TXForester
This is how I do it with the exception of...

This is how I do it with the exception of sometimes using aperture priority with exposure compensation which amounts to the same thing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,934
Posted By TXForester
I use both. At this point in time, it is just a...

I use both. At this point in time, it is just a hobby, so I can use whatever I feel like. A Pentax 645 for medium format. Several film cameras for 35mm and digital for smaller or faster results. ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-09-2016
Replies: 768
Views: 329,298
Posted By TXForester
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a21/troutcane/foo...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a21/troutcane/foof-g15_3b_zpszcujk7ap.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 4,549
Posted By TXForester
Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 50mm/1.8 and Ektar 100.

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 50mm/1.8 and Ektar 100.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-19-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 16,948
Posted By TXForester
What is medium format? Your own diagram points...

What is medium format? Your own diagram points out we could not make up our minds with film. :D

I wish camera companies would not dangle these photographic carrots. I'm going to have to start...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-29-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,510
Posted By TXForester
You are not alone. :bang:

You are not alone. :bang:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-28-2016
Replies: 557
Views: 52,659
Posted By TXForester
https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8820/28618433615_1bb...

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8820/28618433615_1bb05a7d7e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KAUXge)IMG_0131 (https://flic.kr/p/KAUXge) by txforester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-25-2016
Replies: 117
Views: 6,906
Posted By TXForester
I am happy that luck smiled on you and you are...

I am happy that luck smiled on you and you are with us.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2016
Replies: 122
Views: 8,185
Posted By TXForester
Along those lines some of those manuals are for...

Along those lines some of those manuals are for cameras they plan on buying in the future.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-20-2016
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,742
Posted By TXForester
https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8325/28359725291_e56...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8325/28359725291_e563a6d3e6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Kd41hT)Sadie (https://flic.kr/p/Kd41hT) by txforester (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-19-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 6,128
Posted By TXForester
i call it my car camera. It stays in the car, so...

i call it my car camera. It stays in the car, so I always have something with me even if it isn't the best tool for a given situation. Mine is a Panasonic GF2 with EVF and the 14-42mm power zoom. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2016
Replies: 3,195
Views: 766,675
Posted By TXForester
Just got my first roll back using a Pentax 645...

Just got my first roll back using a Pentax 645 and 75mm-f2.8 Portra 160. The scans are backwards (mirror image) and I don't know if that affected scan quality (emulsion on the wrong side during...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-16-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,890
Posted By TXForester
I agree. I used to work at a one-hour lab, then...

I agree. I used to work at a one-hour lab, then a lab in a camera store.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-16-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,890
Posted By TXForester
As in mirrored. I'm flipping them and it isn't ...

As in mirrored. I'm flipping them and it isn't a big deal. Just a little confused.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-16-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,890
Posted By TXForester
Backwards Image from Scanned Negs

I just received my first roll of medium format negatives sent out for processing and scanning. I could have sworn I asked for TIFF files and not JPEGs, but at least I have images.

What confuses me...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2016
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,742
Posted By TXForester
https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7139/27410858654_daa...

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7139/27410858654_daa9e3a569_c.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By TXForester
I have a manual, but missed the section you...

I have a manual, but missed the section you quoted. Many thanks.

And I love that website. I have downloaded several manuals from Butkus and keep them on my phone for easy access. Sure beats...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-26-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By TXForester
That is what I thought would happen. Wonder why...

That is what I thought would happen. Wonder why mine kept running. Maybe whatever senses the end of the roll coming off the spool failed?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-25-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By TXForester
Pentax 645 film winder question

I put the first roll through my camera today. Everything seemed to work OK until I reached the end of the roll. Then the film winder just kept running. I turned the power off, then back on and the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-22-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,388
Posted By TXForester
Thanks, Dan.

Thanks, Dan.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,388
Posted By TXForester
Need a Pentax 645 Battery Holder

I was going to use my 645 for the first time a few days ago and found cracks in the battery holder. I've tried to repair it with super glue, but I don't know how long it'll last.

Aside from eBay,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,745
Posted By TXForester
Go to a hardware store that sells paint. They...

Go to a hardware store that sells paint. They usually carry a tool for opening cans of paint and the other end of the tool opens...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-12-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,184
Posted By TXForester
Setting aside the photography issue, I'd go with...

Setting aside the photography issue, I'd go with contacts that you take out at night. You won't know till you start wearing them if you will have problems.

I like contacts, but I find by the end of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,035
Posted By TXForester
Not sure removing the trees from Houston would...

Not sure removing the trees from Houston would help. I sometimes work jobs about 50 miles from Houston. If it weren't for the vegetation that area would be flat as a billiard table. :)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-12-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,086
Posted By TXForester
Very nice. Cavanaugh?

Very nice. Cavanaugh?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,035
Posted By TXForester
Oh the "other south plains." The South Plains...

Oh the "other south plains." The South Plains that is part of the High Plains eco-region of Texas that is part of the Great Plains.:) I'm sort of jealous. On my side of Texas trees get in the way...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,035
Posted By TXForester
Do you mean the South Texas Plains that includes...

Do you mean the South Texas Plains that includes the Edwards Plateau and the Balcones Escarpment? I'd say a wide lens and a short telephoto. The wide lens to show the wide openess. The longer lens...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-05-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 11,250
Posted By TXForester
Yeah, but make mine a Stephen F. Austin tee shirt...

Yeah, but make mine a Stephen F. Austin tee shirt and Lumberjacks ball cap.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-05-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 11,250
Posted By TXForester
Waders and boots, or do you wet wade?

Waders and boots, or do you wet wade?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-25-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By TXForester
Would the adapter not be thick enough for the...

Would the adapter not be thick enough for the actuator to clear the mirror?

What about the Olympus OM 200mm f/4 with the dedicated 2x teleconverter? I'd get a 400mm f8, but would the image quality...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,682
Posted By TXForester
Maybe a manual lens like the Pentax 400mm SMC and...

Maybe a manual lens like the Pentax 400mm SMC and since you'll be using an adapter, see if there is one with focus confirmation for your camera.

You could set up perches closer to your position. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By TXForester
After looking at some photos of the Novoflex,...

After looking at some photos of the Novoflex, maybe they should have named it The Tank Buster.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By TXForester
Looking for a manual focus 400mm f5.6

I'm looking for a lens with some reach to use on my Canon DSLRs. I'd like to stay under $300, but most in this price range seem to be lousy when used at f5.6. The only lens I've found that has good...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-19-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,703
Posted By TXForester
One or two of the MFA photos were ok. Most...

One or two of the MFA photos were ok. Most didn't do anything for me. It is like many were snapshots and you'd have to Monday morning quarterback some justification for them.

The Venice kids did...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,295
Posted By TXForester
RIP, Mr. Reichmann.

RIP, Mr. Reichmann.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-19-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,570
Posted By TXForester
This company makes adapters for a variety of...

This company makes adapters for a variety of batteries to knock the voltage back to what the camera specs call for. http://www.criscam.com/ Then you can use the more common 1.55V batteries.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2016
Replies: 768
Views: 329,298
Posted By TXForester
Thank you Brian. That is something that has...

Thank you Brian. That is something that has interested me since picking an Air Classics or other flying magazines about 40 years ago.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2016
Replies: 768
Views: 329,298
Posted By TXForester
Hi, Brian I'm curious about the planning of a...

Hi, Brian

I'm curious about the planning of a shoot with regard to the art aspect. Obviously you have constraints that include availability of subject aircraft and pilots and a pilot and plane for...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 05-03-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 8,092
Posted By TXForester
I've got that one on DVD. You can find it on...

I've got that one on DVD. You can find it on putlocker.is Of course it is low resolution, but if watched at a small size on the computer it looks ok. Can't complain when it is free.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 05-03-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 8,092
Posted By TXForester
Film noir? I have the Film Noir Addicts...

Film noir? I have the Film Noir Addicts Anonymous in my facebook feed. :)

One of my favorites is "The Big Sleep" with Bogart. From Raymond Chandler's (seem my avatar :) ) book.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 8,743
Posted By TXForester
Canon 10D, and just picked up a 20D from a friend...

Canon 10D, and just picked up a 20D from a friend for the cost of shipping.

Newer, but old by digital standards are my Panasonic GF2, and Canon G15 and T3.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 04-18-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,829
Posted By TXForester
This is how I understand it. But you can take...

This is how I understand it.

But you can take the cropped image and the uncropped image and make prints of the same size, and view them from the same distance, then the perceived depth of field from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-17-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By TXForester
I don't have a 6D, but use them on a 10D and T3. ...

I don't have a 6D, but use them on a 10D and T3. With a focus confirmation adapter they make a good alternative to fast EF lenses when you are on a budget. I have a 50/1.8 and 100/2.8. I also use...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,628
Posted By TXForester
Maybe put flash gun on the drone. This place...

Maybe put flash gun on the drone. This place would have suitable big flash bulbs.

http://www.meggaflash.com/index.php/flashbulb-gallery
Forum: RFF News 04-02-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 8,741
Posted By TXForester
Great story. So happy the couple found out the...

Great story. So happy the couple found out the equipment's value.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2016
Replies: 5,736
Views: 520,760
Posted By TXForester
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a21/troutcane/col...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a21/troutcane/color_zpscxswlbrz.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 559
Posted By TXForester
rescuing discarded/lost film

Interesting

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-man-who-develops-the-worlds-found-film?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura&utm_campaign=506f7183e6-Newsletter_3_22_20163_21_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2016
Replies: 768
Views: 329,298
Posted By TXForester
Great job. I guess this is the show you...

Great job. I guess this is the show you mentioned in another post.
Forum: Off Topic 03-26-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By TXForester
Customs (or USPS) Chicago Can't Find Texas

I bought a lens for a Pentax 645 from a Japanese source. I followed the lens, through tacking, to Chicago and to its destination. Apparently, the USPS thinks Texas is a suburb of Osaka as the last...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 5,161
Posted By TXForester
Thank you for the advice.

Thank you for the advice.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 5,161
Posted By TXForester
I'm curious as to what makeshift tool to use the...

I'm curious as to what makeshift tool to use the take the cap out of the lithium battery bay. Looks like the proper tool is fork that goes in the little holes of the cover.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 5,161
Posted By TXForester
Thanks, and page 14 tells you how to check it...

Thanks, and page 14 tells you how to check it with the rear body cap.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-13-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,202
Posted By TXForester
Most shows I've seen are a little mixed on...

Most shows I've seen are a little mixed on breaks. Some short and some a little longer. My problem with breaks is getting in line for drinks and food and still being there when a plane you really...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 5,161
Posted By TXForester
Good to hear.

Good to hear.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 5,161
Posted By TXForester
Mine is the original.

Mine is the original.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-12-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 5,161
Posted By TXForester
I missed the manual accessory winder. Good to...

I missed the manual accessory winder. Good to know. Hopefully I'll just need fully charged batteries.

thanks
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-12-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,202
Posted By TXForester
I'd take normal or wide angle lens too. If the...

I'd take normal or wide angle lens too. If the show is anything like the shows I attend, you will have a chance to move around parked aircraft. You'll want a lens that will let you get all of a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-12-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 5,161
Posted By TXForester
Question Pentax 645 Battery Question

Hope this is the correct forum as I do not see a medium format forum for SLRs. I just received my first lens and film today and wanted to check the body operation before loading film. The meter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2016
Replies: 9,251
Views: 926,223
Posted By TXForester
Pentax 645 that arrived today. On order is the...

Pentax 645 that arrived today. On order is the 75mm/2.8, 200mm/4 and a five pack of Portra 160.

If you don't count a cheapy TLR that I ran one roll through about 30+ years ago, then this is my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-29-2016
Replies: 1,758
Views: 329,889
Posted By TXForester
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,186
Posted By TXForester
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a21/troutcane/Peo...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a21/troutcane/People/IMG_0300.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,328
Posted By TXForester
I agree that it is complicated. There is no...

I agree that it is complicated. There is no correct answer.

I'm fine in some photos with little detail or sharpness as long as the photo evokes a feeling.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 3,913
Posted By TXForester
If you go film, then a smaller all manual SLR...

If you go film, then a smaller all manual SLR would be best if you walk and bike most of the time. I don't have experience with some of the cameras already mentioned, but you might try an Olympus...
Forum: Travel 02-14-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By TXForester
http://endofaustin.com/2013/12/19/austin-is-a-graf...

http://endofaustin.com/2013/12/19/austin-is-a-graffiti-wall/
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,803
Posted By TXForester
My original OM-1. First serious camera. It has...

My original OM-1. First serious camera. It has been replaced, but there isn't the silly, sentimental attachment as the first camera.
Forum: Olympus RF 01-10-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,389
Posted By TXForester
Here is a source for the mr-9 adapter to allow...

Here is a source for the mr-9 adapter to allow 1.5v batteries to work in the SP. There are other sources for them.

http://www.criscam.com/mercury_battery_adapters.php
Forum: Photo Software 01-09-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 9,184
Posted By TXForester
I usually work with just the RAW files. However,...

I usually work with just the RAW files. However, I use Photoshop CS5 and some RAW files are not supported by an Adobe Camera RAW update for CS5. In that situation, I convert to DNG before other...
Forum: Digital Compacts 01-06-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3,314
Posted By TXForester
I have Canon G15 that I really like. It has nice...

I have Canon G15 that I really like. It has nice features.

Here is a sample from an overnight camp on a job I'm doing.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a21/troutcane/0camp_zpsmvdboi2f.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-21-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,947
Posted By TXForester
I'm mixed on it. On the one hand I find there is...

I'm mixed on it. On the one hand I find there is a lot in the menus I do not need and treat the camera like a simpler film camera. Manual or aperture priority and ISO adjustment.

On the other...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 933
Posted By TXForester
Thanks. There is a Shay locomotive in front of...

Thanks. There is a Shay locomotive in front of the forestry school I attended.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-01-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,020
Posted By TXForester
They all have advantages and disadvantages. TLRs...

They all have advantages and disadvantages. TLRs can be the cheapest route as far as buying the camera. I've seen some low prices on Yashicas that have good reviews. 645 has an advantage in number...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2015
Replies: 1,727
Views: 443,534
Posted By TXForester
Great portrait, Colton.

Great portrait, Colton.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 7,336
Posted By TXForester
If i were concerned with cost per image created,...

If i were concerned with cost per image created, then Olymus OM1 or OM2sp. If I didn't mind fewer shots per roll, then Pentax 6X7 or its later incarnations.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 7,219
Posted By TXForester
What ever W. Eugene Smith used.

What ever W. Eugene Smith used.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-01-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,699
Posted By TXForester
Correct. The tanks are in different positions...

Correct. The tanks are in different positions relative to each other.

And what is the point of the Beatles cover? One being the album and the other was not used for the album. To me it looks like...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-29-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 6,784
Posted By TXForester
Take more photos of family. Carry a camera more...

Take more photos of family. Carry a camera more often. Go out of my way to make photo opportunities.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,110
Posted By TXForester
I've bought a couple light meters that died...

I've bought a couple light meters that died shortly after receiving them. I bought a bargain lens for Olympus OM that looked good, but would not mount. They let me keep the lens and gave me credit...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-13-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,220
Posted By TXForester
Knowing your particular camera goes a long way. ...

Knowing your particular camera goes a long way. If it is the Epic Zoom 80 and you don't have a manual here is a pdf copy you can...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-04-2015
Replies: 768
Views: 329,298
Posted By TXForester
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a21/troutcane/Mig...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a21/troutcane/Mig-17f-takeoff2_zpsmqsbtl1o.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-01-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By TXForester
Cool idea.

Cool idea.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 8,863
Posted By TXForester
The best of luck to you.

The best of luck to you.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-05-2015
Replies: 5,736
Views: 520,760
Posted By TXForester
Nice composition. One of my favorite plants of...

Nice composition. One of my favorite plants of the South.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,687
Posted By TXForester
Sure. My current budget keeps me in older...

Sure. My current budget keeps me in older crop-sensor cameras. I have to use old manual lenses if I want something faster than f5.6. Since I rarely need to go above ISO 400 the old equipment works...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By TXForester
If the bodies are no more than a few years old,...

If the bodies are no more than a few years old, then the bottom 3 or 4 stops of ISO are pretty good even on entry level cameras and smaller formats. So, I'd go with lenses.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-03-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,902
Posted By TXForester
Even with a little foresight, the execs may have...

Even with a little foresight, the execs may have made the same decision. You can't always count on those at the top to care about the future when a dollar can go in their pockets today. From their...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-31-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,902
Posted By TXForester
What would you do as a Kodak exec.? If you had...

What would you do as a Kodak exec.? If you had the foresight, you could see potential for the new technology. But film, paper and chemicals are your bread and butter. Maybe patent it and continue...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-26-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,789
Posted By TXForester
Lots of information. If you use the slider you...

Lots of information. If you use the slider you see the bearing and elevation of sun and moon change between rise and set. You can toggle between map and aerial photo and plan where to set that...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-31-2015
Replies: 79
Views: 11,671
Posted By TXForester
Living where I do, these little fellows are get...

Living where I do, these little fellows are get the most use out my 4wt cane rod.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-21-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,171
Posted By TXForester
I was thinking of adding a human element, but...

I was thinking of adding a human element, but hadn't thought of the bikini clad woman.

I'd add two things. An old hickory-handled, ball peen, hammer and the hand of an older (think wrinkles and age...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-16-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,746
Posted By TXForester
I always thought micro was dumb. The m in m4/3...

I always thought micro was dumb. The m in m4/3 should be mirroless sense it is the same size sensor, just smaller bodies.

As to to new body, I read that it has in body IS. You can use it, or a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-15-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 10,560
Posted By TXForester
Rarely does a photo call for razor thin DoF. The...

Rarely does a photo call for razor thin DoF. The amount of DoF needed/wante for a photo varies on a case by case situation. Hence I can't be for or against narrow DoF.

As to the quality of the out...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,431
Posted By TXForester
e410 at KEH for $79 plus shipping. ....just...

e410 at KEH for $79 plus shipping. ....just saying ;)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-03-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,522
Posted By TXForester
If nobody can come up with a workable trigger,...

If nobody can come up with a workable trigger, how about a camera mounted flash and an off camera flash with an optical slave?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-19-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,118
Posted By TXForester
What other interests do you have? Can you do a...

What other interests do you have? Can you do a photo project around a hobby? Is there an issue that attracts you? Maybe an environmental issue you document. Projects that require you to use the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,563
Posted By TXForester
Great selfie. BTW. I'm the guy standing on the...

Great selfie. BTW. I'm the guy standing on the left.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-04-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,180
Posted By TXForester
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a21/troutcane/CRW...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a21/troutcane/CRW_0334_zpskpblcroe.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-20-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,741
Posted By TXForester
Forgot about the Nasher Sculpture Center

Forgot about the Nasher Sculpture Center
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-20-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,741
Posted By TXForester
Dallas Museum of Art. Fair Park (home of the...

Dallas Museum of Art. Fair Park (home of the state fair) has a few museums and a garden. Some of the old buildings and statues in front of them are nice. In McKinney (maybe 30 north of Dallas) is...
Forum: Off Topic 05-15-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,251
Posted By TXForester
Trespass has always been against the law. ...

Trespass has always been against the law. However the law, in part, reads " 'Open land' means land outside the exterior boundaries of any incorporated city, town,subdivision"

That is a pretty...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,463
Posted By TXForester
I agree. No shame when you have back problems...

I agree. No shame when you have back problems going with lighter gear.

If any one here uses Facebook, you can follow Mr. Butcher's posts. He's made several posts about his digital setup.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-28-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,920
Posted By TXForester
I've participated once. Good excuse to use a...

I've participated once. Good excuse to use a camera or two.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 7,679
Posted By TXForester
I'll let others tackle the technical. First you...

I'll let others tackle the technical.

First you have to bring them in. Feeders have been mentioned. I'd go with multiple feeders and not all clustered together. Use a feed that has a good mixture...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,477
Posted By TXForester
I use OM lenses on a Canon T3 and Canon 10d. I...

I use OM lenses on a Canon T3 and Canon 10d. I have two adapters. One from a seller who went by Big_IS on ebay and the other I got through Amazon. Both came from Hong Kong and have focus...
Forum: Travel 04-16-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,459
Posted By TXForester
Albuquerque, New Mexico Mild winters, low...

Albuquerque, New Mexico Mild winters, low humidity in summer and lots of sun. You can drive there and also meets your criteria for English. Well a form of English. :)

Also the Austin idea sounds...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2015
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,688
Posted By TXForester
Depends on which "now" we are talking about. If...

Depends on which "now" we are talking about.

If I'm working in the woods, then a Canon G15 in my work backpack or cruiser's vest.

If I'm out looking for photo opportunities a Canon 10d and T3 and a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,081
Posted By TXForester
In addition, the photographer appears to be in...

In addition, the photographer appears to be in the gallery. A pro would likely be in front of the gallery. Also, pro photographers don't need a sound blimp as they know to wait until the club head...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-13-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8,690
Posted By TXForester
Depends on your purpose. For records keeping or...

Depends on your purpose. For records keeping or some other documentation, jpeg may be fine. If the photo isn't very important, then the quality of the image may not matter. For serious work, use...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-12-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By TXForester
The lock or water control is interesting.

The lock or water control is interesting.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-10-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 8,205
Posted By TXForester
Oh what a feeling. ...

Oh what a feeling. Toyota!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a21/troutcane/Toyota_zpsledlu13u.jpg
Forum: Photo Software 04-07-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 9,156
Posted By TXForester
GIMP is free, so that is nice if funds are...

GIMP is free, so that is nice if funds are limited. If you shoot RAW, then UFRaw is a free.

I know a pro that uses PS Elements.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-07-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 5,732
Posted By TXForester
I like my 100/2.8

I like my 100/2.8
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 8,835
Posted By TXForester
Olympus OM2sp Zuiko 28/2.8 Zuiko 50/1.8 Vivitar...

Olympus OM2sp
Zuiko 28/2.8
Zuiko 50/1.8
Vivitar Series 1 70-210/3.5 If I remember right it is the Kiron version (I think that's mine) that is the good one.

[Taking a cue from oftheherd's...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-29-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,911
Posted By TXForester
That's the way I read it. I asked how can an...

That's the way I read it. I asked how can an Arkansas law affect me in Texas. A lawyer friend said "Mike any time you engage in commercial activity that touches another state, you can face...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-29-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,911
Posted By TXForester
According to Petapixel it does affect street...

According to Petapixel it does affect street photography, but I'm not sure about it.

http://petapixel.com/2015/03/29/arkansas-passes-privacy-bill-that-could-kill-street-photography/
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-29-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,911
Posted By TXForester
Some are saying it is an extra...

Some are saying it is an extra burden.
http://asmp.org/sb79#.VRh47PzF-K4

Part of it reads like the standard way of doing business. News is exempted, but commercial work and promotion is not. ...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-29-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,911
Posted By TXForester
Proposed Arkansas Law Requires Model Release to Post Photo Online - or be sued

http://www.diyphotography.net/arkansas-wants-every-person-in-your-photos-to-sign-a-model-release-every-single-person/?utm_content=buffer336e3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buf...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By TXForester
A friend who saw this article came up with...

A friend who saw this article came up with another one.

"photo blogger: dude living in his mom and dad's basement who can't take pictures worth **** so spends his days writing about photography ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By TXForester
I'll cop to film.

I'll cop to film.
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-20-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 7,202
Posted By TXForester
Yep. Not like I carry a tape measure or a laser...

Yep. Not like I carry a tape measure or a laser distance measurer in my pocket when I go out to take photos.

Why can't a modern digital have the ability to measure the focus distance, then put a...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-19-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,356
Posted By TXForester
I read that you update the firmware, then you can...

I read that you update the firmware, then you can access 2x mag. by hitting the OK button. Maybe you need the latest update.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-18-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,030
Posted By TXForester
I like his work and he an interesting man to...

I like his work and he an interesting man to follow on facebook. I like how he uses his work to promote conservation.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-18-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,912
Posted By TXForester
I was talking about what they were sent there to...

I was talking about what they were sent there to do, not reality. :rolleyes:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-18-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,912
Posted By TXForester
and some of those constituents are pretty base. ...

and some of those constituents are pretty base. I know. I live in Texas. :)

And the pandering thing is a waste of time and that is not why we send them to the legislature. It takes time away form...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-18-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 4,609
Posted By TXForester
I think this comes under "We already knew this." ...

I think this comes under "We already knew this." :)

Ignore them. A.K.A. "Don't feed the troll."
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-12-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 7,202
Posted By TXForester
I'm more concerned about the other distance marks...

I'm more concerned about the other distance marks and aperture marks. If a lens doesn't have these, like many entry level lenses, then you have to measure the distance to the focal point, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,030
Posted By TXForester
Galen Rowell who was also an adventure...

Galen Rowell who was also an adventure photographer as he mixed mountain climbing with landscape work.

David Muench
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 3,961
Posted By TXForester
too shakey. use a tripod next time.

too shakey. use a tripod next time.
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