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Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Day Ago
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Street...

Street Entertainers

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Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 2 Days Ago
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3,033
Views: 481,019
Posted By peterm1
Nik Silver Efex...

Nik Silver Efex Pro

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Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Days Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 4,081
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Quote: "Originally Posted by peterm1 View Post A...

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A small bell on a collar around Sneaky's neck will fix those bird murdering inclinations. At least for a time; being sneaky he will eventually learn to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 527
Views: 83,510
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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 5 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By peterm1
The most consistently good adapters I have been...

The most consistently good adapters I have been buying and using recently are the K&F Concept ones. I do not have one for a Leica M (I still have an older adapter which predates the K and F ones...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 510
Views: 65,758
Posted By peterm1
No eye contact with me as photographer but boy,...

No eye contact with me as photographer but boy, is there intense eye contact here!

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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 5 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 282
Posted By peterm1
Too bad you want a level. Otherwise I would...

Too bad you want a level. Otherwise I would recommend the "real thing". Back in the day Leica made small tripods for their own cameras. Here is a picture of a later one (only cosmetically different...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By peterm1
Ah yes now I remember.....and this accounts for...

Ah yes now I remember.....and this accounts for why your 35mm lens is bringing up a frame line set that seems to small to me. Its the 135mm ones. The answer is to buy an accessory shoe mounted 35mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By peterm1
It's been a while since I had an M3 so I am...

It's been a while since I had an M3 so I am relying on my memory. The original M3 framelines were 50mm, 90mm and 135mm. Leica later added the M2 which had framelines for 35mm, 50mm and 90mm - more in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 510
Views: 65,758
Posted By peterm1
I also found this old photo which I have only...

I also found this old photo which I have only just now processed and uploaded.

Portrait shot with Leica M8. Limited metadata I am afraid so that is all I have by way of details though I think this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 510
Views: 65,758
Posted By peterm1
Really? I had not noticed.........or so I tell my...

Really? I had not noticed.........or so I tell my wife. :D:D

But yes, seriously it is a lovely smile. By then I was more or less a regular client so I suppose she felt quite comfortable having a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,222
Posted By peterm1
These are very nice images Mike, well done. I...

These are very nice images Mike, well done. I thought you might also be interested in this rolling review of the lens. (Nice images there too - this lens certainly seems to have something, its...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 510
Views: 65,758
Posted By peterm1
This lady used to manage a menswear outlet I...

This lady used to manage a menswear outlet I frequented back in the day. One day I had my Leica with me........................

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 273
Views: 32,304
Posted By peterm1
Chef, Japanese 'Sake' Restaurant Eagle Street...

Chef, Japanese 'Sake' Restaurant Eagle Street Pier Brisbane

https://live.staticflickr.com/8374/8447680004_1c5e671c7b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dSuyXf)Behind the scenes at Sake...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By peterm1
Yes I can vouch for the difference in sizes...

Yes I can vouch for the difference in sizes too.The change came about I believe at the same time Leitz redesigned the body style from the old style to the new. If you look at earlier LTM cameras they...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,044
Posted By peterm1
Not really a fan of Depp. He has made a career...

Not really a fan of Depp.

He has made a career out of being freaky........altogether too quirky (personally and professionally) for my tastes and as a result no matter what role he is playing I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,251
Posted By peterm1
I still have and use an E-PL2 and think its not a...

I still have and use an E-PL2 and think its not a bad camera. In fact is is very nice though its lacking in some departments by comparison with the latest crop of M4/3 cameras (no eye level finder...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 582
Views: 66,274
Posted By peterm1
I have never had any really big scores but now...

I have never had any really big scores but now and then smaller scores happen. These are still fun and keep me interested. I make a point of looking in the disposal bins that many camera stores have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 479
Views: 36,889
Posted By peterm1
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 213
Views: 33,019
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48515366627_47421081be_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gV8Wfp)Bus Stop, Rain. (https://flic.kr/p/2gV8Wfp) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,137
Posted By peterm1
I like full frame in principle because I find...

I like full frame in principle because I find that better dynamic range and ability to handle dim lighting conditions without excessive noise is highly desirable for me, and most FF sensors excel in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,268
Posted By peterm1
I love your watches but can attest to the fact...

I love your watches but can attest to the fact that this model is large and heavy to wear. So I only wear mine now and then, when I feel in the mood. And I have to confess up front - mine is a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 815
Views: 91,675
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure if I have posted this here before....

I am not sure if I have posted this here before. I like the sense of aloneness the subject conveys. Alone in a crowd is sometimes the worst kind of loneliness....
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 19,690
Posted By peterm1
I was looking into something of this sort maybe 6...

I was looking into something of this sort maybe 6 months ago asking myself much the same question. I can only recount the key factors which affected MY deliberations (you may have different concerns...
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By peterm1
I think I prefer Winogrand's color work to his...

I think I prefer Winogrand's color work to his B/W, though I have to say this is more due to it having the feel of capturing a place and time than anything else - his 1960s stuff look very like that...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,570
Views: 100,003
Posted By peterm1
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,761
Posted By peterm1
I am afraid most of my "on the road" is city...

I am afraid most of my "on the road" is city bound these days..............

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By peterm1
As an aside (as people may be interested),...

As an aside (as people may be interested), another low contrast / high resolution lens I found to be extremely good is the Ultron 50mm f2 for the Voigtlander Prominent rangefinder. At the time I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 4,081
Posted By peterm1
A small bell on a collar around Sneaky's neck...

A small bell on a collar around Sneaky's neck will fix those bird murdering inclinations. At least for a time; being sneaky he will eventually learn to move smoothly so as not to ring the bell and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By peterm1
That however is precisely the problem I...

That however is precisely the problem I experience with my single cross (flat) cross bar type. The two driver bodies through which the cross bar passes, have slots that are very slightly too wide...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 574
Posted By peterm1
Just a comment in relation to the 35mm f2. I have...

Just a comment in relation to the 35mm f2. I have both the AF version and an early version MF lens with the scalloped focusing ring. I would not say the AF version is a bad lens but of the two I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By peterm1
I actually think this might work well maybe...

I actually think this might work well maybe better than the conventional single cross bar ones. But I am not sure how the one pictures compares performance wise with the other double cross bar...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 590
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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 668
Posted By peterm1
This one says it is "microscopy grade" - which I...

This one says it is "microscopy grade" - which I believe means it is used for mounting specimens on microscope slides not gluing the optical elements in a microscope's optical system. But I would...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,570
Views: 100,003
Posted By peterm1
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 574
Posted By peterm1
If I were after a "classic" kit of Nikkors that...

If I were after a "classic" kit of Nikkors that are more or less contemporary with your camera body, I would try to stick with "D" lenses though this is not absolutely essential in most cases - it's...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 668
Posted By peterm1
I have done something of this sort. Years ago a...

I have done something of this sort. Years ago a pair of very old (1890 'ish) binoculars (French manufacture if my memory serves me correct) came into my hands. When I looked through them, is was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,604
Posted By peterm1
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Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 6,013
Posted By peterm1
Unless one of my favored cameras die (fingers...

Unless one of my favored cameras die (fingers crossed one will not) I am much more likely to buy lenses. I am a bit addicted as I get a kick out of trying them. I suppose though if put to the test...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,145
Posted By peterm1
Don't quit - assuming you enjoy photography. I...

Don't quit - assuming you enjoy photography.

I would also say start with researching and understanding the "rules" of good photography (rule of thirds, etc blah, blah, blah) understand them and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 616
Views: 15,640
Posted By peterm1
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 15,783
Posted By peterm1
Well, this is kind of a knife. A Japanese katana...

Well, this is kind of a knife. A Japanese katana built from selected parts (some hand built by me). Though not comparable with the quality of real thing (known as a Nihonto - a sword made in Japan by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 616
Views: 15,640
Posted By peterm1
What a terrific set of interesting faces there...

What a terrific set of interesting faces there are in this thread.

In the mean time here is one other I found in my set of photos which I will now throw into the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 616
Views: 15,640
Posted By peterm1
Since we are posting family photos:...

Since we are posting family photos: :)

Wife

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Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,357
Views: 323,846
Posted By peterm1
Superb. Beautifully done and just my kind of...

Superb. Beautifully done and just my kind of photo.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,357
Views: 323,846
Posted By peterm1
Seriously nice. Well done. And well done M8.

Seriously nice. Well done. And well done M8.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 869
Posted By peterm1
I once read a book on relationships called "Too...

I once read a book on relationships called "Too Good to Leave, too Bad to Stay"

That's the M8 :)

I have been using mine a bit more lately because I do like the image output when I nail it. I recall...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 326
Views: 36,249
Posted By peterm1
I shot this a few years ago through the window of...

I shot this a few years ago through the window of the home in North Adelaide of my great grandfather, an businessman and politician during the late 19th C .

It was a quite grand old mansion...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,450
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/4812/45100449644_5e6403e5eb_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bHnApo)Through a Restaurant Window (https://flic.kr/p/2bHnApo) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,450
Posted By peterm1
A very nice, sweet shot Bob.

A very nice, sweet shot Bob.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,144
Posted By peterm1
Bob, I think that is a good point. We live in the...

Bob, I think that is a good point. We live in the time of "The Big Gulp" and the "Beef Double Cheeseburger" and the "All you can Eat Buffet Lunch". There is a kind of greed behind it all but in this...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,144
Posted By peterm1
I forgot to add too that another point which...

I forgot to add too that another point which counts against a croppable sensor for cameras with interchangeable lenses is that when you change a lens for a closer or a wider shot you are still...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,144
Posted By peterm1
For the reason you state I think camera makers...

For the reason you state I think camera makers will try to limit cropping sensor modes to certain parts of the market - e.g. for smaller "pocket" cameras with fixed lenses or it could destroy too...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,144
Posted By peterm1
Bill, Yes I have grown, if not fond of the...

Bill, Yes I have grown, if not fond of the cropping feature, then at least happy with its usefulness. More useful than I had anticipated. (Though if truth be known, I would prefer perhaps a 35mm...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,144
Posted By peterm1
Bill, you mention the benefits of big megapixel...

Bill, you mention the benefits of big megapixel counts for facilitating cropping.

Mainly because I have some difficulty focusing fully manually as in an M camera now that I am older, I recently...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By peterm1
I shoot digital almost exclusively these days. As...

I shoot digital almost exclusively these days. As a result I make the choice after the photo has been shot - in post processing. Some images work better as black and white, some in color (though...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,430
Posted By peterm1
Assuming your budget extends to it, I am very...

Assuming your budget extends to it, I am very partial to the earlier Canon rangefinders (of course you need a lens for it too as they are not a fixed lens camera). They are just so nice to use,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2019
Replies: 126
Views: 9,479
Posted By peterm1
I have to figure that Hong Kong's Star Ferries...

I have to figure that Hong Kong's Star Ferries are the most picturesque in the world. In Australian currency its about a 20 cent ride from memory. I could ride those ferries all day and not get tired...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By peterm1
I understand too well, how photographers with a...

I understand too well, how photographers with a favorite camera or lens can be aggrieved when it acquires a scratch or a dent even when its a minor scratch or dent and inconsequential in terms of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-17-2019
Replies: 194
Views: 21,983
Posted By peterm1
Blue Chairs - or how to make a virtue out of a...

Blue Chairs - or how to make a virtue out of a necessity

https://live.staticflickr.com/7379/9577630493_2d0ff1f877_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fAkRSe)Blue chairs (https://flic.kr/p/fAkRSe) by Life in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-17-2019
Replies: 126
Views: 9,479
Posted By peterm1
Star Ferry Hong Kong...

Star Ferry Hong Kong 2012

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48312745042_57dcc6bda8_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gBerUN)Star Ferry Hong Kong 2012 (https://flic.kr/p/2gBerUN) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-17-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By peterm1
Over the years I have used various versions of...

Over the years I have used various versions of Photoshop (PS), Photoshop Elements (PE), Adobe Lightroom and Corel Paintshop Pro (PSP). Plus a few other odds and sods that I have tried briefly.

The...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By peterm1
Yep, I fully understand that. However I find that...

Yep, I fully understand that. However I find that I personally struggle a bit with the paltry 0.68 magnification of the M8 etc viewfinder. Folks with better eyesight than me may be OK and not require...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-17-2019
Replies: 616
Views: 15,640
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure if I have posted this already. So I...

I am not sure if I have posted this already. So I will be lazy and post it (again?)

https://live.staticflickr.com/4817/45471802364_02977d0b4b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2chbSCu)Pictorialism Portrait...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By peterm1
Interesting development! I would be very...

Interesting development! I would be very interested to find out what people think of them.

I have no experience of these diopters and in fact never heard of aftermarket ones being on the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-16-2019
Replies: 242
Views: 12,916
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48286265667_500b902d8b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gyTJvR)Lunchtime (https://flic.kr/p/2gyTJvR) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By peterm1
I agree. It is common courtesy to politely...

I agree. It is common courtesy to politely communicate with the seller to let them know what you have decided ESPECIALLY if you decide not to go ahead with the purchase.

I have recently had an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-15-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 6,472
Posted By peterm1
I made this several years back. I have been...

I made this several years back. I have been looking for a chance to use it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/5347/7064040317_50aa8cc984_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bLe45z)Abstract interchange...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,848
Posted By peterm1
Thanks for your kind words Robert. They are...

Thanks for your kind words Robert. They are appreciated.

I do think people can learn the technical skills to post process (if I did it, anyone can). But I think what has to be learned most of all...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,848
Posted By peterm1
Yes. I think it's the grim bleakness of some of...

Yes. I think it's the grim bleakness of some of McCullin's photos and those of Bill Brandt and Robert Frank etc enhanced by being in black and white (if enhanced is the correct word) is what helps...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-15-2019
Replies: 616
Views: 15,640
Posted By peterm1
At lunch with a...

At lunch with a friend:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48261166841_d920fe5993_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gwF6vt)Lunch with Friends (https://flic.kr/p/2gwF6vt) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-14-2019
Replies: 616
Views: 15,640
Posted By peterm1
A portrait of our iaido Shihan (The terms Shihan...

A portrait of our iaido Shihan (The terms Shihan is a Japanese honorific for a kind of "super" Sensei / teacher)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48110921118_3bbac8bb1a_h.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,848
Posted By peterm1
Having said what I said about McCullin's apparent...

Having said what I said about McCullin's apparent negativity towards digital imagery (though I understand he himself was a convert to it, so he can't really be too negative - at least when he does it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By peterm1
I have belatedly just now discovered this post...

I have belatedly just now discovered this post and i have to say I like this interpretation very much indeed. Well done froyd.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-12-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,629
Posted By peterm1
I wondered this myself. Certainly there is a need...

I wondered this myself. Certainly there is a need for a robust battery, rather than one that will die half way through the shooting day and that requires some size. And especially for videographers,...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-12-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,629
Posted By peterm1
I have sometimes wondered what was holding up the...

I have sometimes wondered what was holding up the development of small pocketable high quality full frame digital cameras. After all the world was awash with them - some like the Contax T2 /T3 were...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,848
Posted By peterm1
Which of course is your right no one would deny...

Which of course is your right no one would deny you that. There are at least a couple of philosophical approaches to photography as see it. One is the reportage/documentary approach. Many people...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,848
Posted By peterm1
Now you are talking my language. :)

Now you are talking my language. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,848
Posted By peterm1
Yeah Whatever. :)

Yeah Whatever. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-11-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,848
Posted By peterm1
This is what quite a few dedicated film shooters...

This is what quite a few dedicated film shooters claim to think. But I think its really only a rationalization for them continuing to shoot film. (Although they do not need to rationalize or justify...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-10-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,676
Posted By peterm1
Dude, a 262 with a Visoflex- you haven't just...

Dude, a 262 with a Visoflex- you haven't just gone retro. You have gone gold plated, super-retro in trumps with sprinkles on.
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-09-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,961
Posted By peterm1
Congratulations to you both, Chris.

Congratulations to you both, Chris.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2019
Replies: 374
Views: 53,654
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/4806/45383958124_d0d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4806/45383958124_d0d85f0b12_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2c9qDAC)South Bank Esplanade Melbourne Tryptich (https://flic.kr/p/2c9qDAC) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2,450
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/855/43038415285_523a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/855/43038415285_523a9aada0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28za8qR)Exotic 2 (https://flic.kr/p/28za8qR) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 244
Views: 12,342
Posted By peterm1
You know this is kind of a harder question to...

You know this is kind of a harder question to answer than one might think it would be. its like having children I suppose - you love one a bit more for one reason and you love another a bit more for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By peterm1
I wonder if someone who appears to be not a...

I wonder if someone who appears to be not a camera aficionado really wants a DSLR and all this implies - separate lenses etc. Would he/she consider something like a Canon Powershot G16. It has its...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By peterm1
That's cool dourbalistar and a nice image too (I...

That's cool dourbalistar and a nice image too (I have never been brave enough to try this sport).

But where is THIS shot? :) :)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-05-2019
Replies: 386
Views: 30,161
Posted By peterm1
Nice one.

Nice one.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-05-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By peterm1
LynnB I think in earlier years I did actually try...

LynnB I think in earlier years I did actually try beach volleyball for a while. But it turns out that I was so bad at it I was one of the few people who actually managed to kick sand in my own face....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-05-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By peterm1
Cool shot Keith. Somehow these never work out for...

Cool shot Keith. Somehow these never work out for me. Though I enjoy trying.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-04-2019
Replies: 386
Views: 30,161
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/5071/7059383115_4c6f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5071/7059383115_4c6fbb0979_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bKPbDZ)Textures on City (https://flic.kr/p/bKPbDZ) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-04-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By peterm1
Photos - What's YOUR sport?

Mine is iaido these days (Japanese sword training).

For the avoidance of any doubt, I am behind this lens in these shots rather than in front of. Which is just how I like it.......... ...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-04-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By peterm1
jonmanjiro Thanks for this. Yes this lens looks...

jonmanjiro Thanks for this. Yes this lens looks superb. I am like you in that I struggle to focus longer lens on rangefinder cameras. But I love longer lenses as I find them to be excellent for...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By peterm1
Thank you for that Jonmanjiro. That sets it...

Thank you for that Jonmanjiro. That sets it straight.

I knew that there was a temple from Hiroshima Prefecture at the very beginning scene of the movie as this was claimed by some critics to be a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By peterm1
Thanks for this Mike. I will look into the above...

Thanks for this Mike. I will look into the above with interest. Another book by Oliver Statler I am looking for is one called Japanese Pilgrimage which documents Statler's account of walking the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By peterm1
In this instance perhaps my terminology was too...

In this instance perhaps my terminology was too loose. There is a scene where a train passes what to me looks like Seikenji (situated above Okitsu). It was this I was thinking of. Of course I could...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By peterm1
Thanks for those shots Mike. This lens is far...

Thanks for those shots Mike. This lens is far more interesting than I ever thought it to be.

As an aside I have just finished re-reading Japanese Inn by Oliver Statler. (I have it in my collection...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-02-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By peterm1
Yes, that is correct. If it were not so Leica's...

Yes, that is correct. If it were not so Leica's own eyepiece diopters would not work- you would need to swap it out for a new one every time you refocus.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,187
Posted By peterm1
This one is more like cranes on the water line....

This one is more like cranes on the water line. :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/8195/8149171733_e1e7def607_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dq7CQV)Victoria Harbour traffic (https://flic.kr/p/dq7CQV) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-02-2019
Replies: 242
Views: 12,916
Posted By peterm1
This is a good place to post some shots of my...

This is a good place to post some shots of my home city, Adelaide South Australia circa 2008 -2010 when I was newly returned from living interstate and still captivated by its...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-02-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 9,265
Posted By peterm1
Love the look of the harlequin paint scheme on...

Love the look of the harlequin paint scheme on this HK Star Ferry.

https://live.staticflickr.com/5165/5213759781_3789283aac_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8WHT92)Victoria Harbour...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,187
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure if this qualifies as a crane or not...

I am not sure if this qualifies as a crane or not (possibly it could be called a derrick - which I think is often a kind of floating crane anyway) but I will throw it in anyway as I like it....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,187
Posted By peterm1
Mike I had no idea that the 90mm APO Lanthar was...

Mike I had no idea that the 90mm APO Lanthar was quite THAT good. That is some sharp shot.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-01-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By peterm1
No problems I can see - the IR Cut filter is...

No problems I can see - the IR Cut filter is optically flat and it simply filters out excess IR. As a matter of fact I regularly use step up rings when I need to, in order to facilitate the use of...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-01-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 4,081
Posted By peterm1
Very nice - the little dude probably can't...

Very nice - the little dude probably can't believe its luck after years of poor treatment by its previous owners. Does he let you tickle his tummy? When this happens you really know he's comfortable...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,187
Posted By peterm1
Nice one. Well done.

Nice one. Well done.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,187
Posted By peterm1
Cranes on the Skyline

I always find cranes on a city skyline to be interesting subjects and picture elements. I guess they somehow embody the dynamism and impermanence of cities. Clearly from this set there are many...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-01-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By peterm1
Yeh sure, why not! :)

Yeh sure, why not! :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By peterm1
This man wins a prize. Well, a gold star at...

This man wins a prize. Well, a gold star at least.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y4UIq7iML._UY395_.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By peterm1
PS - and afterthought. Image 30 in the link...

PS - and afterthought.

Image 30 in the link from my first post below should be of special interest to photographers. It depicts the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy known in Chinese as Guan Yin.

Anyone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By peterm1
These shots might be of interest too. In...

These shots might be of interest too. In color.

https://izismile.com/2010/12/21/japan_in_the_1950s_52_pics.html

https://www.vintag.es/2015/08/45-vintage-pictures-of-everyday-life-in.html

And one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By peterm1
Photos from Japan in the 1950s

I stumbled on the following article from The Atlantic which is full of images from Japan in the 1950s. I just thought that folks here might enjoy them.

I especially like the photo of workers in the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 9,265
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/5596/30608882454_ece...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5596/30608882454_ece9709cb6_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NCNwmE)Bali old and Bali new (https://flic.kr/p/NCNwmE) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By peterm1
A couple of my shots which have a touch of this...

A couple of my shots which have a touch of this style of bokeh though I have also worked them over in Nik / Lightroom so it may be a bit less obvious. In a couple of these I have not recorded the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-28-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 4,081
Posted By peterm1
Yeh my cat sometimes pukes after eating, not...

Yeh my cat sometimes pukes after eating, not perhaps from eating too much, but rather from stuffing it all in too quickly. There are a couple of particularly annoying things about this process: (a)...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Larry Here is a better image - not mine...

Thanks Larry

Here is a better image - not mine it is from the article linked below. And it gives a fine representation of what the author is talking about. I like the way the objects in the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By peterm1
A beautiful part of the world it is too. (And...

A beautiful part of the world it is too. (And with fine wines).
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By peterm1
I certainly get it that it is not something that...

I certainly get it that it is not something that everyone would love. Also the result is highly dependent on the nature of the background as always is the case with bokeh. But I thought some would...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-28-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By peterm1
As I understand it viewfinders are designed to...

As I understand it viewfinders are designed to function as if the image viewed through them is a set, fixed distance from the viewer's eye. In the case of the Leica M series I think this is around 1...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-28-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 4,081
Posted By peterm1
If I were to hazard a guess his greed issues may...

If I were to hazard a guess his greed issues may have something to do with the conditions in which he lived prior to you adopting him. A cat which is ill cared for, not fed properly and regularly...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By peterm1
"Wet on wet" Bokeh

The term "wet on wet" bokeh seems to refer to the idea that some bokeh from certain lenses seem to have a very interesting characteristic - the background bokeh has something of the character of a...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-28-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 4,081
Posted By peterm1
What a lovely cat and most of all he seems to...

What a lovely cat and most of all he seems to have a lovely temperament despite what he has been though in his earlier life. You have performed a kind of mitzvah (good deed).
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 06-27-2019
Replies: 1,570
Views: 100,003
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48090995447_5a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48090995447_5aea297ba4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ggCVtV)Life in the Street (https://flic.kr/p/2ggCVtV) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-26-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 4,081
Posted By peterm1
I found with cats that the secret is slowly...

I found with cats that the secret is slowly accustoming them to a new situation. When I tried to accustom my previous cat to a normal cat collar it was a matter of initially putting it on for a few...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-26-2019
Replies: 3,746
Views: 711,804
Posted By peterm1
Teddy hi and thank you for this. I discovered...

Teddy hi and thank you for this. I discovered your response belatedly. And its good to hear from another South Aussie.

I think I agree with you on the 100mm f2.8. It has a very "clean" and modern...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-25-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 3,068
Posted By peterm1
I am inclined to agree with those who ask "What...

I am inclined to agree with those who ask "What does it matter?"

At one level, I personally would like to see more women here but the bottom line is that this forum is about photography not gender...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-24-2019
Replies: 510
Views: 65,758
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40921916813_54...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40921916813_548c7b51d0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25m8waT)Market Scene - Costermonger Girl (https://flic.kr/p/25m8waT) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-23-2019
Replies: 198
Views: 10,220
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/2868/13341255484_fa0...

https://live.staticflickr.com/2868/13341255484_fa0078c052_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mjVqsh)Window shopping (https://flic.kr/p/mjVqsh) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-23-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By peterm1
Interesting approach you use. I have not gone so...

Interesting approach you use.

I have not gone so far as you but I occasionally use a double adapter set up mainly to avoid having to buy additional adapters when I want to use a lens on both say, an...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-23-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By peterm1
I have not been following this thread closely so...

I have not been following this thread closely so maybe my response is off the mark but in relation to close focusing helical adapters an M39 to M39 helical adapter can be found on eBay for somewhere...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-22-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 4,081
Posted By peterm1
I read somewhere about the way cats evolved and...

I read somewhere about the way cats evolved and why we like them and they like us (or expressed another way why they are so good at manipulating us). The dominant theory seems to be that when humans...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-22-2019
Replies: 198
Views: 10,220
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/1847/43466855635_cd6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1847/43466855635_cd6b491565_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29e1ZPr)Restaurant Kitchen (https://flic.kr/p/29e1ZPr) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48076982176_4b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48076982176_4b807cfe92_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gfp6PN)Tasting (https://flic.kr/p/2gfp6PN) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-20-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 4,081
Posted By peterm1
Cool. I will watch with interest. My little...

Cool. I will watch with interest.

My little cat's latest "thing" is interesting and reflects both her affectionate nature, her love of comfort and when it comes to me her determination to treat me...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-20-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 4,081
Posted By peterm1
Chris glad to see that Sneaky is looking fit,...

Chris glad to see that Sneaky is looking fit, well, fat and happy. And glad to get these updates on him. I think you are going to have to start a Vlog and post these :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-18-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,225
Posted By peterm1
I have to say that the Nikon F with an original...

I have to say that the Nikon F with an original non-metering prism is one of the, well not pretty exactly, cameras ever made but certainly one of the most most business-like, pleasant to look at and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 7,072
Posted By peterm1
I have a soft spot for the concept of Wabi Sabi...

I have a soft spot for the concept of Wabi Sabi most likely because of the regard I have for Japanese culture and history. But of course it is not limited to Japanese style either - a pair of stone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 7,072
Posted By peterm1
I am rather fond of giving my photos a wabi sabi...

I am rather fond of giving my photos a wabi sabi vibe using post processing where needed to do so. Or by shooting through dirty windows. A different "take" on wabi sabi? Cheating maybe? I am not...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-10-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 823
Posted By peterm1
I have been down this track recently and while I...

I have been down this track recently and while I have not pulled the trigger on a Sony A model (yet) I think it is inevitable that I will eventually. BTW the main reason I have not done so yet is...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-08-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 4,081
Posted By peterm1
Ha ha. Cats gotta be cats. And that is surely cat...

Ha ha. Cats gotta be cats. And that is surely cat behaviour. My little girl is as sweet as pie but in a flash can turn angry if she does not get what she wants or otherwise gets annoyed. Then in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 33,019
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/2704/4232645848_be2a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/2704/4232645848_be2acd341e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7s2q9y)DSC_1996 (https://flic.kr/p/7s2q9y) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-07-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 4,081
Posted By peterm1
There is a lot to be said for this. About maybe 3...

There is a lot to be said for this. About maybe 3 years ago I heard something that made me think and which has pretty much informed my political and life views ever since. Someone (a usual suspect)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2019
Replies: 398
Views: 65,420
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/2892/9476880419_3f56...

https://live.staticflickr.com/2892/9476880419_3f56e2ac7d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/frrunZ)The singer sings (https://flic.kr/p/frrunZ) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2019
Replies: 398
Views: 65,420
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/1954/45534289971_df8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1954/45534289971_df8811e8c7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cnH922)Bee Hive (https://flic.kr/p/2cnH922) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By peterm1
I would do the same. The only reason I have not...

I would do the same. The only reason I have not seriously considered it to date is the problem of how to drive traffic to my site. Flickr has this covered because of the way its social media aspects...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 633
Posted By peterm1
" I was told that 35 still might be limiting, and...

" I was told that 35 still might be limiting, and that I should go wider. "

I think it depends a abit on your preferred style of shooting and subject. I tend to prefer something longer than 50mm as...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-02-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 4,081
Posted By peterm1
I certainly share your love of cats. They are...

I certainly share your love of cats. They are remarkable creatures. Fortunately cats are quite clean animals especially if they are indoor cats. But unfortunately there are some diseases they can...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-02-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 4,081
Posted By peterm1
I can understand your concern in this event...

I can understand your concern in this event Chris. I am sorry to hear about your condition. I am not sure what to advise in your situation other than that perhaps washing the cat is a lesser of two...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-02-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 4,081
Posted By peterm1
I would use the cowards way out. That is, a...

I would use the cowards way out. That is, a systemic anti flea liquid, a few drops of which is applied to the back of the cat's neck where it cannot be licked off and is absorbed into the cat's...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-01-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 4,081
Posted By peterm1
The thing about cats (which I love) is that they...

The thing about cats (which I love) is that they have a tendency to adopt a person and then stick with them if well cared for. It looks like this cat is a beauty and will do that with you.

I used...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,487
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3030/3065605566_db22...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3030/3065605566_db2244edcf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5EU2Jo)DSC_4320a (https://flic.kr/p/5EU2Jo) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By peterm1
I do not know why the Leica 35-70mm f3.5 is...

I do not know why the Leica 35-70mm f3.5 is looked down upon other than for the fact that it was a Minolta design (which of course in part the camera was too as you say). I have been recently...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-29-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,207
Posted By peterm1
Indeed........there is nothing new about Leica...

Indeed........there is nothing new about Leica "bling"

https://s-i.huffpost.com/gen/1459528/thumbs/o-BONHAMS-570.jpg?6

It's rather like having an ice cream cone with three flavours, sprinkles AND a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2019
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,604
Posted By peterm1
A sea of shadow lifted by a touch of calming...

A sea of shadow lifted by a touch of calming colour...............

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40922816783_4b76cdefac_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25md8GB)Market Cafe Study 5...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-29-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,207
Posted By peterm1
Hmmmmmmmmmm Wooster might well have been speaking...

Hmmmmmmmmmm Wooster might well have been speaking about Leica "special"...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2019
Replies: 386
Views: 30,161
Posted By peterm1
"......Was born there in the middle of the last...

"......Was born there in the middle of the last century :) "

On first reading I thought "My God how can he be that old". Then after a moment's reflection I realized - so was I born in the middle of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2019
Replies: 386
Views: 30,161
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/4501/37347248914_9b9fb05a7f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YUfpWJ)Windows 2 (https://flic.kr/p/YUfpWJ) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-26-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 5,236
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/4845/46134310881_2ae2b7dac7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dhJpk8)Bus Stop (https://flic.kr/p/2dhJpk8) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-25-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,067
Posted By peterm1
Why? because if you do not trim the leader it is...

Why? because if you do not trim the leader it is much harder to load especially when in a hurry - which when you are in the field you often are. It is possible to load without cutting but because you...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-25-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 12,721
Posted By peterm1
A few recent...

A few recent ones.......

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40931898183_d7c7173d36_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25n1Fht)Market Cafe Study 4 (https://flic.kr/p/25n1Fht) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-25-2019
Replies: 595
Views: 72,958
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47116577094_61f12a4492_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eMwLRu)Walking Through The Market (https://flic.kr/p/2eMwLRu) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,561
Posted By peterm1
I have just "lost" 350,000 off my view count in...

I have just "lost" 350,000 off my view count in the stats page................I was at just under 1.8 million views, edging up to 2 million. Today the count is 1.46 million. What the hell is going on?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,561
Posted By peterm1
You realise what this means doní t you? That we...

You realise what this means doní t you? That we are all addicts and are missing our fix.....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 4,887
Posted By peterm1
They are also hard to find these days Mike....

They are also hard to find these days Mike. Though they turn up on eBay now and then though usually coded in the wrong regional code for Australian DVD players.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 4,887
Posted By peterm1
Thank you. On behalf of (I think it possibly was...

Thank you. On behalf of (I think it possibly was Roger Ebert the film critic who made the statement about Hiroshima ) I / we stand corrected.Glad for the update.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,561
Posted By peterm1
Maybe they used these...

Maybe they used these guys


https://cdn.pastemagazine.com/www/articles/the%20it%20crowd%20list%20main.jpg

And,.........did they try turning it off and on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,561
Posted By peterm1
Yes the Flickr car is up on wooden blocks. The...

Yes the Flickr car is up on wooden blocks. The carburetter is off, the head is being stripped and the pistons will be replaced.

If it takes as long as when I last tried my hand at car repair it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 4,887
Posted By peterm1
Nice Toro lamps Mike. It reminds me of a story -...

Nice Toro lamps Mike.

It reminds me of a story - probably boring to most but maybe you might possibly be interested.

In the 1950's Japanese film director Ozu Jasujiro made a movie called "Tokyo...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2019
Replies: 8,901
Views: 868,507
Posted By peterm1
I am awaiting the arrival of the following beauty...

I am awaiting the arrival of the following beauty - an Olympus OM 35-70mm f3.6. This little lens is regarded as one of their sharpest and best short zooms from that era. It has a constant maximum...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2019
Replies: 8,901
Views: 868,507
Posted By peterm1
I am awaiting the arrival of the following beauty...

I am awaiting the arrival of the following beauty - an Olympus OM 35-70mm f3.6. This little beauty is regarded as one of their sharpest and best short zooms. It has a constant maximum aperture. When...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 553
Posted By peterm1
No neither do I which is why it is not such an...

No neither do I which is why it is not such an issue for me but I felt I should mention it nevertheless. And you are right about some Nikon lenses - the Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AF D comes to mind as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,879
Posted By peterm1
The author of the learned article quoted is over...

The author of the learned article quoted is over analysing. To a significant extent it is based on trust. Trust that the other person "has your back" and is empathetic. It is one thing to show...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 553
Posted By peterm1
I think the reason they started with Canon lenses...

I think the reason they started with Canon lenses might be that Canon's focusing mechanism has been far easier to replicate than Nikon's. That also means they are easier to adapt than Nikons when...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 553
Posted By peterm1
I did toy with the idea of getting the Yongnuo...

I did toy with the idea of getting the Yongnuo 100mm f2 lens for Nikon for a while. 100mm is about my favorite focal length and the price of the Yongnuo is excellent at around $160 USD.

But some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By peterm1
Why does a fireman wear red trousers? To keep his...

Why does a fireman wear red trousers? To keep his pants up!

Why is the M5 painted red? To make colored pictures?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,879
Posted By peterm1
Yes in general I think I would have to agree....

Yes in general I think I would have to agree. Specifically in my experience men duke it out verbally or verbally and settle the issue - then mostly move on, perhaps helped by beer.

Women in groups...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,879
Posted By peterm1
I think this is essentially true - spot on. Men...

I think this is essentially true - spot on. Men love "stuff". Making "stuff", fixing "stuff", understanding how "stuff" works, improving "stuff", admiring well engineered "stuff". And men tend to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,879
Posted By peterm1
Truth is, I can talk about emotions...........I...

Truth is, I can talk about emotions...........I just don't want to, or need to for that matter, well, not all the time in any event. There is a lot to be said for strength of character, stoicism,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,879
Posted By peterm1
So you are saying that you feel like Steve Martin...

So you are saying that you feel like Steve Martin in the movie L.A. Story.

One of the great comedic scenes in movies..............................

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsN40iv5nzg
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,879
Posted By peterm1
Does this mean that women talk about emotions...

Does this mean that women talk about emotions because they cannot discuss gear? That is at least as plausible. Anyway there is too much damn emoting if you ask me. :). I am an old school guy....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-19-2019
Replies: 105
Views: 3,261
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/7901/46480097641_546...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7901/46480097641_54659f72e0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dPhDFP)Chinatown (https://flic.kr/p/2dPhDFP) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,002
Posted By peterm1
The following is known as the Business Life Cycle...

The following is known as the Business Life Cycle Graph. It describes the fate of every market that exists........unless it can be extended by constant innovation (but eventually even that fails as...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-16-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 4,887
Posted By peterm1
I recently posted on the "cultural Icons" thread...

I recently posted on the "cultural Icons" thread which reminded me of these shots taken in Budapest in 1998. Shot on a Nikon f801s on Ilford XP2 and scanned after development.

Until I reopened these...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 05-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,661
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Agricola. Much appreciated. Take all the...

Thanks Agricola. Much appreciated. Take all the liberty you like. Cheers Peter
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,116
Posted By peterm1
I agree and use the last stand alone issue of...

I agree and use the last stand alone issue of Lightroom. For more detailed edits requiring features not possessed by Lightroom (such as layers) I have swapped over to using Corel Paintshop Pro (PSP)...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-15-2019
Replies: 595
Views: 72,958
Posted By peterm1
Peter I especially like the colors in these. Very...

Peter I especially like the colors in these. Very nice indeed especially the slightly low contrast and slightly muted tones. Can I ask what lens were you shooting?
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-15-2019
Replies: 595
Views: 72,958
Posted By peterm1
I had missed Jamie Piller's kind words of...

I had missed Jamie Piller's kind words of encouragement below (not sure when his words were posted but thank you Jamie).

But in any event here are a few more textured or otherwise manipulated and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,754
Posted By peterm1
Though I was born in Australia I am half...

Though I was born in Australia I am half Hungarian and from that side I am claiming the right to post a few old scanned film images from a trip there in the late 1990's to show the cultural icon that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-14-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,593
Posted By peterm1
It would not be intentional. I had the same lens...

It would not be intentional. I had the same lens and the hood should definitively mount dead square and centred and the DOF scale should align correctly with index marks. The problem suggests to me...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,561
Posted By peterm1
Yes it is once more behaving like sh*t for me -...

Yes it is once more behaving like sh*t for me - mainly partially loading pages then giving up - effectively making it impossible to use Flickr. Its reminds me of and is almost like rolling blackouts...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-13-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3,498
Posted By peterm1
Oh my God. That 75mm is one sexy looking lens....

Oh my God. That 75mm is one sexy looking lens. And f1.5, yum, yum yum. I will be pleased to see how it's images. Maybe my 75mm f1.8 could be on the chopping block.......in truth its a lovely lens...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3,297
Posted By peterm1
What's not to love about old...

What's not to love about old trees?

https://live.staticflickr.com/2687/4213724005_6bb1e5b798_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7qmrkT)_1020394a1 (https://flic.kr/p/7qmrkT) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2019
Replies: 386
Views: 30,161
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3203/3064739115_863d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3203/3064739115_863dd164c4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5EPAaz)_1000943a (https://flic.kr/p/5EPAaz) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,068
Posted By peterm1
I have that experience quite a bit. Mainly...

I have that experience quite a bit.

Mainly because I enjoy experimenting with older classic lenses and when I read a glowing review of something new that I have never tried and especially if I have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-08-2019
Replies: 242
Views: 12,916
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/7898/46560780925_09a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7898/46560780925_09a635bb4d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dWqb1V)China Town Walk-by (https://flic.kr/p/2dWqb1V) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-08-2019
Replies: 658
Views: 84,937
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/7911/40479796063_190...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7911/40479796063_1900746a4e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24F4x5k)Market Cafe - Tete a Tete (https://flic.kr/p/24F4x5k) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 618
Posted By peterm1
I think we all get the "block" occasionally. It's...

I think we all get the "block" occasionally. It's hard to overcome if you can't travel for financial or other reasons as even a short trip to another locale provides new inspiration, I find. But like...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-08-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,487
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/4036/4495036450_15ef72d058_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7RdeJs)Lonely bench, ocean (https://flic.kr/p/7RdeJs) by Life in Shadows...
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