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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2020
Replies: 162
Views: 10,422
Posted By Colin Corneau
Not sure why people post photos taken with an...

Not sure why people post photos taken with an MX..? What could possibly be illustrated about the camera body by that.
The lens, or the film type, maybe...but the body? Nope.
Forum: Travel 12-17-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,856
Posted By Colin Corneau
All that matters is the image. Shooting film is...

All that matters is the image.

Shooting film is a different mental space you put yourself in, and travelling is a great time to do that. I'm fairly sure that once you get out there and start making...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-22-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,557
Posted By Colin Corneau
Film or digital, rangefinder or SLR the fact...

Film or digital, rangefinder or SLR the fact remains: you get what you pay for.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 844
Posted By Colin Corneau
iPhone version of the MDC. I don't use anything...

iPhone version of the MDC. I don't use anything other than a few widely used/common films by Kodak and Ilford, and IMO expired film is a nonsense hipster affectation if you're not a cash-poor...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-22-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 844
Posted By Colin Corneau
I used the suggested time in DD-X (1:4) and it...

I used the suggested time in DD-X (1:4) and it turned out really well...11 minutes at 20 degrees Celsius, BTW.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By Colin Corneau
I worked in press photography for 25...

I worked in press photography for 25 years...never needed 350th or 750th..am I missing something?

The standard F4 was built like a tank. Fantastic underrated camera, and the subsequent F5 was even...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-03-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,187
Posted By Colin Corneau
I got my start in newspaper photojournalism with...

I got my start in newspaper photojournalism with B&W film, then colour film that we scanned with a neg scanner to get digital files, then to digital cameras around 2002. My career ran the gamut,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,688
Posted By Colin Corneau
Honestly I'd look for an M4 (or M3 or M3) and buy...

Honestly I'd look for an M4 (or M3 or M3) and buy a $100 Digisix meter. I have an M6 and never use the meter in it...I get better results from a small handheld incident/reflected meter anyway....
Forum: Travel 09-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By Colin Corneau
If you go to Prague, show your respect to the...

If you go to Prague, show your respect to the locals and their history and avoid the "beer tours" or beer walkabouts.
They've devolved into disgusting lout parades and are really ruining life and...
Forum: Travel 08-29-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,510
Posted By Colin Corneau
Bad, bad idea. They are fragile, break often...

Bad, bad idea.

They are fragile, break often and unreliable. There's a reason they haven't caught on.
Forum: Travel 08-28-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,510
Posted By Colin Corneau
I think you're wise to bring a small secondary...

I think you're wise to bring a small secondary back up body. The Fuji will fit that bill nicely, although a second Leica body would also suit that need.
Remember: when you travel, count on the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,752
Posted By Colin Corneau
Definitely - it's a great events lens and for...

Definitely - it's a great events lens and for travelling, also. Light, small and as I said, so sharp. A winner of a lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,752
Posted By Colin Corneau
I have the 70-200 f/4 and I don't miss the extra...

I have the 70-200 f/4 and I don't miss the extra stop at all...an amazingly sharp lens, it really is terrific. Being more compact and lighter doesn't hurt, either.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,752
Posted By Colin Corneau
Good for you, thanks for chiming in.

Good for you, thanks for chiming in.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,752
Posted By Colin Corneau
85mm 1.2 II is fantastic for portraits. It just...

85mm 1.2 II is fantastic for portraits. It just makes everything look good -- when I have the freedom, I'll shoot wide open...even though I find I have to shoot twice as much to make up for the shots...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-24-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,952
Posted By Colin Corneau
I kind of like the look of that lens. I own a v1...

I kind of like the look of that lens. I own a v1 35mm Summicron and this looks just like it...liking the look of the picture samples too, even if there's only so much one can tell from downsized...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-18-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,393
Posted By Colin Corneau
+1 for the dry mount press. Other methods get you...

+1 for the dry mount press. Other methods get you close, but the press, and actually heat/dry mounting it to matte board, is the only way to 100% flatten that I've seen.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By Colin Corneau
Don't bother with an old meter that may or may...

Don't bother with an old meter that may or may not be accurate -- I got myself a Gossen Digisix meter. Highly recommend: incident and reflected readings, same size as the MR4, uses easily found...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By Colin Corneau
Look into SmugMug but also investigate...

Look into SmugMug but also investigate PhotoShelter.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By Colin Corneau
Haven't had a battery in my M6 for about a decade...

Haven't had a battery in my M6 for about a decade -- I use a Gossen Digisix meter and it's bang on. Either that or I eyeball my exposure...this works because I get to know one or two types/speeds of...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-22-2019
Replies: 1,793
Views: 122,325
Posted By Colin Corneau
This site is always a pain to directly post...

This site is always a pain to directly post photos to, so I'll just include a link to my website with some of my favourite/best examples of street...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,984
Posted By Colin Corneau
400 speed film is a must for travel, I think --...

400 speed film is a must for travel, I think -- it just gives you so much latitude and options, and the quality nowadays is terrific.
Colour or B&W is your choice, but black and white lets you focus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By Colin Corneau
New or titillating in China (or here 30 years...

New or titillating in China (or here 30 years ago) but not actually terribly interesting as a concept, or certainly pictures.
Kudos to her for getting a lot of play for the series, though. That's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By Colin Corneau
Honestly, quite boring photographs outside of a...

Honestly, quite boring photographs outside of a simple historical record. It does give a taste of how interesting it was visually, in some photographs.
But they're mostly snapshots.

As to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2018
Replies: 199
Views: 39,828
Posted By Colin Corneau
Yeah, this pretty much nails it for me, too....

Yeah, this pretty much nails it for me, too.

The photographer him/her-self will determine how much attention is attracted far more than the camera paint.

I think in this day and age, where...
Forum: RFF News 12-28-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By Colin Corneau
Check out the podcast A Small Voice - the episode...

Check out the podcast A Small Voice - the episode with Bruce Gilden was a really good conversation (the best I've heard on that podcast, so far) and did a lot to enlighten as to who the guy is and...
Forum: Travel 12-16-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By Colin Corneau
This is a good series, and quite a stroke of luck...

This is a good series, and quite a stroke of luck seeing something so authentic in such a place. No playing for the tourists there!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 970
Posted By Colin Corneau
I'll echo what Moto-Uno says -- in my experience...

I'll echo what Moto-Uno says -- in my experience (this is my most used film), I just double my fixing time with TMax films, otherwise it comes out completely magenta.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 11-19-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,415
Posted By Colin Corneau
I'm all for fast primes. Love the look, it's fast...

I'm all for fast primes. Love the look, it's fast becoming part of my style and one of my favourite photographers really rocks that look too...to each their own but it's nice to have 0.95 even if you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-04-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By Colin Corneau
Only one way to find out....

Only one way to find out....
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-26-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 13,470
Posted By Colin Corneau
This was the only thing about the whole...

This was the only thing about the whole announcement that caught my eye. Oddly, a camera that boasts of the best autofocus of its entirely lineup has as its most interesting lens one that can't take...
Forum: RFF News 07-27-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,788
Posted By Colin Corneau
It would be great if Fuji could revive production...

It would be great if Fuji could revive production of their films - I loved Neopan 400 and only discovered their 1600 offering when it had already ended...both were utterly fantastic by every metric I...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-14-2018
Replies: 1,793
Views: 122,325
Posted By Colin Corneau
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk2dcb3HlWg/?taken-by=...

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk2dcb3HlWg/?taken-by=colincorneau
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-28-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Colin Corneau
Do some research on the tokyocamerastyle website...

Do some research on the tokyocamerastyle website or Instagram...he is an American and longtime Leica shooter living in Tokyo and knows all the out of the way haunts and obscure camera stores that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By Colin Corneau
"Blocked in my country (Canada) on copyright...

"Blocked in my country (Canada) on copyright grounds"

What a load of sh!t
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-25-2018
Replies: 595
Views: 74,435
Posted By Colin Corneau
http://www.reservedatalltimes.com/wp-content/uploa...

http://www.reservedatalltimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/grab.jpg

Leica M6, 35/2, Portra 400 film
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-16-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Colin Corneau
I loved seeing these pictures. For my eye, the...

I loved seeing these pictures. For my eye, the most lovely shot was the silhouettes inside a room, with steam rising from the cooking pots.
Some of my favourite memories are of walking in China with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-01-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,564
Posted By Colin Corneau
I lucked out and got the v1 of this lens when I...

I lucked out and got the v1 of this lens when I first got my M6 a decade ago.

It's the only lens I have, so I've not much to compare it to, in Leica. A nice lens for sure, but I got one that was...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-13-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,520
Posted By Colin Corneau
That's certainly how I'm taking it.

That's certainly how I'm taking it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2017
Replies: 114
Views: 22,402
Posted By Colin Corneau
I defy anyone here to tell if a strip of...

I defy anyone here to tell if a strip of negatives was shot at EI 320 or 400.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-24-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,751
Posted By Colin Corneau
What I take from all this is that Fred was...

What I take from all this is that Fred was concerned with the image, not the hardware (beyond making sure it was of reasonable quality and that it worked) ...and that he simply accepted working with...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-10-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,520
Posted By Colin Corneau
I respect him. He is an artist who knows exactly...

I respect him. He is an artist who knows exactly what he does and follows it with passion.

He makes strong, singular and unique images. Last time I checked, the world wasn't exactly beating down my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,615
Posted By Colin Corneau
Thanks for a good laugh, Roger, and a tip if I'm...

Thanks for a good laugh, Roger, and a tip if I'm ever in an Indian monsoon! (one never knows...)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,615
Posted By Colin Corneau
If it's raining heavily enough to submerge your...

If it's raining heavily enough to submerge your Leica, I can't imagine you'd see much to photograph anyway.

If you can see well enough to photograph, it's really not wet enough outside to do any...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-29-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,972
Posted By Colin Corneau
Feel free to quote me, if it helps your research...

Feel free to quote me, if it helps your research and learning, by the way.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-29-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,972
Posted By Colin Corneau
Every photographer has to make their own decision...

Every photographer has to make their own decision in such matters. But, when you are willingly taking on the role of photojournalist or documentarian, along with that comes the acceptance that you...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-22-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By Colin Corneau
Why on earth would you be "intimidated" by a...

Why on earth would you be "intimidated" by a format..?

These cameras, and the XPan clones, are simply superb. Build quality, lens quality...sharpest glass I've ever used. When you hit bang-on with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2017
Replies: 98
Views: 7,623
Posted By Colin Corneau
I agree! I got a newer version for quite a bit...

I agree! I got a newer version for quite a bit more than that...if it's in fine condition then I'd say the choice is obvious.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-09-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,938
Posted By Colin Corneau
Right, right...it's the rest of the world that...

Right, right...it's the rest of the world that doesn't get it.

Only you get it.

How did we get so lucky to have such insight among us.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-08-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,938
Posted By Colin Corneau
Days and days later, and all this effort that...

Days and days later, and all this effort that could have been put towards making pictures...

OP is, with respect, pointless. He doesn't like them...OK, fine. It's hard to believe though, that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,612
Posted By Colin Corneau
I own an M6 and love it. Truly a camera you can...

I own an M6 and love it. Truly a camera you can see having the rest of your life.

HOWEVER -- I'd give this one a pass. For the amount you'd have to almost certainly spend to get it in reliable...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By Colin Corneau
By your logic, then, Fuji could easily have kept...

By your logic, then, Fuji could easily have kept its Neopan films (and FP line of instant peel-apart stock). You know...just along for the ride with its hugely successful X series (and related...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,408
Posted By Colin Corneau
I'll back this statement up. I bought my F90x in...

I'll back this statement up. I bought my F90x in the early 90's for newspaper work. It's not an exaggeration to say it almost certainly has 50,000 rolls through it maybe more over the many years I...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-21-2017
Replies: 157
Views: 29,892
Posted By Colin Corneau
And, why are people bogging down this thread with...

And, why are people bogging down this thread with endless photos of theirs? It proves nothing to the original question.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-21-2017
Replies: 157
Views: 29,892
Posted By Colin Corneau
One of the best street photographers - one of the...

One of the best street photographers - one of the best *photographers* - I've seen is Shinya Arimoto. He shoots MF and usually with a Hasselblad SWC and flash on the streets of Tokyo.
Stunning...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-18-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,228
Posted By Colin Corneau
What I think will turn most people away from...

What I think will turn most people away from long-term use of Leicas is not their cost but their digital-ness.
Before anyone accuses me of being a luddite (I'm not), I should say that you can't...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-16-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 14,209
Posted By Colin Corneau
I guess Fuji didn't get that memo. The notion of...

I guess Fuji didn't get that memo.

The notion of a quality mirrorless that can easily take Nikon F-mount lenses is very interesting.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,361
Posted By Colin Corneau
If the Leitz 21mm 2.8 is good enough on an M6 for...

If the Leitz 21mm 2.8 is good enough on an M6 for Platon, it should be good enough for anyone.

(check out Abstract: The Art Of Design on Netflix for the Platon episode)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-04-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,973
Posted By Colin Corneau
Do you think HCB saw himself as a documentarian?...

Do you think HCB saw himself as a documentarian? He always seemed to be an artist first and foremost -- IIRC he originally picked up a camera to make references for drawing, and called photography a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-03-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,973
Posted By Colin Corneau
I think street photography is changing so rapidly...

I think street photography is changing so rapidly because it's always been something that can't exist without substantial amounts of people meeting/intermixing - that's why it's always been (mostly)...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-02-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,449
Posted By Colin Corneau
Yes, I forgot to add this myself. I just have the...

Yes, I forgot to add this myself. I just have the best luck with DD-X and pushing. My experience with Tri-X, both at 800 and 1600, is that it looks, prints, and scans really well with this developer.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-02-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,449
Posted By Colin Corneau
Roger, always a pleasure to read your expertise....

Roger, always a pleasure to read your expertise. It's good to be reminded that I always, always have a LOT to learn!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-01-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,449
Posted By Colin Corneau
Although on the topic of T-grain emulsions,...

Although on the topic of T-grain emulsions, Ilford's Delta 3200 is an ideal choice for you -- I've noticed it's a naturally lower contrast, perhaps to compensate for push-processing and its attendant...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,771
Posted By Colin Corneau
Count me in as well for re-using film cassettes...

Count me in as well for re-using film cassettes for bulk film.

Works a charm, never had a problem.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,184
Posted By Colin Corneau
BTW, I'd be remiss if I didn't compliment you on...

BTW, I'd be remiss if I didn't compliment you on your Alone In Bangkok collection...terrific solid photographs, all. I love them because they make me realize I didn't even scratch the surface when I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,184
Posted By Colin Corneau
Thanks for the nice words. Despite being a tall...

Thanks for the nice words. Despite being a tall farang I found it pretty easy to just be a fly on the wall and watch life go by...I can't wait to go back.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,184
Posted By Colin Corneau
I've shot Portra 400 in Bangkok myself, and I...

I've shot Portra 400 in Bangkok myself, and I agree with everything you've said. It's a marvellous film and on the rare occasions I shoot colour, that's my hands-down favorite to do so.
For me I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-24-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,125
Posted By Colin Corneau
I can also vouch for this, from first hand...

I can also vouch for this, from first hand experience.

DDX is a very good choice for pushing film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 1,883
Posted By Colin Corneau
"Doc, it hurts when I do this" Then don't do...

"Doc, it hurts when I do this"

Then don't do that.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,590
Posted By Colin Corneau
I'd go for the Zeiss. It's good for available...

I'd go for the Zeiss. It's good for available light and, as mentioned, sharp sharp sharp.

I once owned the Voightlander 35/1.2 -- interesting but no real point to owning it unless you want to shoot...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 10-17-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2,601
Posted By Colin Corneau
I love them. This is clearly the work of a person...

I love them. This is clearly the work of a person who sees what's in front of them...having been to Thailand I think it takes a lot of skill to capture some of the moments you did.

Best compliment I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-04-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,660
Posted By Colin Corneau
Fantastic link! What a terrific place! Thanks for...

Fantastic link! What a terrific place! Thanks for posting that.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,660
Posted By Colin Corneau
P.S. - never had an issue with quantity of film,...

P.S. - never had an issue with quantity of film, either. I took between 40-60 rolls with me. Long as it's not oversized I can't see why 5 or 50 make any difference.

As I said: Xrays were never an...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,660
Posted By Colin Corneau
1) It's not overkill. 2) I've been to Thailand...

1) It's not overkill.

2) I've been to Thailand twice in the past 2 years, taking plenty of film (mostly 400 ASA B&W, with some 400 Portra too) in both 120 and 35mm.
Had no problem with carry-on,...
Forum: Travel 09-08-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,811
Posted By Colin Corneau
These are great ideas, as are the galleries....

These are great ideas, as are the galleries. Stephen Bulger, AGO, Royal Ontario Museum.

For photography, I highly recommend taking this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,257
Posted By Colin Corneau
I saw some for sale at Yodobashi in Shinjuku...if...

I saw some for sale at Yodobashi in Shinjuku...if you are going near Tokyo anytime soon.

Also: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Roll-Film/ci/2545/N/4093113317
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,586
Posted By Colin Corneau
Couldn't have said it better. The guy has worked...

Couldn't have said it better.

The guy has worked hard, and laboured mightily to do something. You aren't required to cheer him on, support it or even agree with it. But the tiresome internet...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 10,502
Posted By Colin Corneau
I've heard good things for Tri-X with...

I've heard good things for Tri-X with Acufine/Diafine.

You're going to want to at the least use a developer meant for push processing...I've had very good luck with Ilford's DD-X - with both HP5+...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By Colin Corneau
That is a beautiful shot. Could be street, could...

That is a beautiful shot. Could be street, could be fashion, could be editorial. Just a good image.
Forum: Travel 06-20-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 3,027
Posted By Colin Corneau
This thread is extremely hard to view or comment...

This thread is extremely hard to view or comment on - it just keeps loading new photos as I scroll down!

Happily, the volume of photos are quite good. I've been in China a lot and these all 'feel'...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-09-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By Colin Corneau
Worth talking to Bellamy over at Japan Camera...

Worth talking to Bellamy over at Japan Camera Hunter...

http://www.japancamerahunter.com/services/find-me-a-camera-in-japan/
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 7,443
Posted By Colin Corneau
I always found Tri-X to be 'punchier' and more...

I always found Tri-X to be 'punchier' and more contrasty, which I personally prefer. However, it curls like a b!tch.
HP5+ does not curl at all. It's a good solid reliable film that always pulls...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-31-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,383
Posted By Colin Corneau
Dayum - these are all really strong! I'm a sucker...

Dayum - these are all really strong! I'm a sucker for snappy B&W (which these are) but the images themselves are all really interesting...great stuff.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-16-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,208
Posted By Colin Corneau
Amen. Bullseye, really. Of the many reasons to...

Amen. Bullseye, really.

Of the many reasons to dislike the Professionally Concerned Activist types is the fact they never actually DO or BUILD anything...just decry others. I'd have thought most...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,869
Posted By Colin Corneau
Cameras, lenses, film, any equipment -- spend the...

Cameras, lenses, film, any equipment -- spend the money at the outset and do it right.

Do that and you'll never regret it. You save more than if you cheap out and spend years afterwards re-doing...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-08-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 7,148
Posted By Colin Corneau
His (hard-won) name and reputation rests on the...

His (hard-won) name and reputation rests on the integrity of his images.

I find it very, very hard to believe he'd give complete autonomy to technicians over his photographs. But as has been noted,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-23-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 6,828
Posted By Colin Corneau
Why are you taking pictures? Why do 'street...

Why are you taking pictures? Why do 'street photography'?

Really know the answer to that, and everything else will fall into place.

Looking at the work of others, a big exception being the crop of...
Forum: Travel 04-22-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By Colin Corneau
Three cheers for black and white...I just got...

Three cheers for black and white...I just got back from Tokyo and shot a bunch of B&W film, too. Nice to see someone else doing likewise!
You sure led off with the right image - that one is by far my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 4,500
Posted By Colin Corneau
DDX in my humble experience is a great all around...

DDX in my humble experience is a great all around developer. It does everything well.

I normally shoot 400 film at EI-800 and it was terrific. It's well suited to pushing or regular speed.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,937
Posted By Colin Corneau
Classical music - helps me relax and makes the...

Classical music - helps me relax and makes the rest of the world seem that much further away, which can only help with printing.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-11-2016
Replies: 213
Views: 24,618
Posted By Colin Corneau
Great images. So nice to see some that stand on...

Great images. So nice to see some that stand on their own, almost a whole story in each one. They sure do stand out here.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-07-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4,701
Posted By Colin Corneau
Interesting camera, but I'm not sure I'd put...

Interesting camera, but I'm not sure I'd put expired low-quality film in it to test its sharpness...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-07-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,669
Posted By Colin Corneau
I've spent extended time in BKK (as well as all...

I've spent extended time in BKK (as well as all over China), myself.

I actually notice more of it here in North America. Plenty of areas to go in any big city where life is more focused...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-06-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,669
Posted By Colin Corneau
I'm kind of inclined to agree with this, to be...

I'm kind of inclined to agree with this, to be honest.

Also, I'm not sure I see this on the gallery you mentioned? I'm not sure which of those photos correlates with this story.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 5,392
Posted By Colin Corneau
FWIW I've had very nice results with TriX in 120...

FWIW I've had very nice results with TriX in 120 with Rodinal -- 1:25, no less!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 5,392
Posted By Colin Corneau
+1. I've noticed it's really good with slower...

+1. I've noticed it's really good with slower (than 400) speed film. I've had nothing but good luck with it on PanF+, TMX and FP4.

Never liked HP5+ with it, although it's a wonderful film...YMMV
Forum: Travel 01-26-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,230
Posted By Colin Corneau
I'd be nervous relying just on SD cards alone --...

I'd be nervous relying just on SD cards alone -- one magnet or unexpected dousing and *poof*...gone.
With external hard drives coming down in price and size, and with a lot of choice for cloud...
Forum: Travel 01-25-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,170
Posted By Colin Corneau
Never had problems with carry on, despite...

Never had problems with carry on, despite multiple scannings at a few airports. I don't think Xray bags are worth it, in 2016, for a variety of reasons.

Ask for hand inspections, don't expect any.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-23-2016
Replies: 213
Views: 24,618
Posted By Colin Corneau
That last one looks pretty interesting/real.

That last one looks pretty interesting/real.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,781
Posted By Colin Corneau
A Widelux F7, in great working order (no...

A Widelux F7, in great working order (no banding)...I got a terrific scanner for it, but I miss that camera all the time.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By Colin Corneau
How old is "old"..? Ilford has terrific quality...

How old is "old"..?

Ilford has terrific quality control and I've never had a single issue with any of their product. They have a well deserved reputation for quality.
Forum: Travel 01-22-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,720
Posted By Colin Corneau
I'll be in Bangkok, the last two weeks of March....

I'll be in Bangkok, the last two weeks of March. I'm always up for some street shooting -- had a great time there last April shooting film.

I'm lucky that my GF is originally from Bangkok - makes...
Forum: Travel 01-18-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,170
Posted By Colin Corneau
Never check your film. NEVER. I've never had...

Never check your film. NEVER.

I've never had problems with carry-on screening. I've noticed it's rarer to find security people willing to hand inspect, but FWIW I've not had film ruined by screening...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-18-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,887
Posted By Colin Corneau
Alternative question: would Visa/Mastercard, your...

Alternative question: would Visa/Mastercard, your lawyer, your electricity or water utility, etc etc. take zero payment from you?

No?

Then tell the alleged 'client' to shove it up their arse.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-17-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 5,972
Posted By Colin Corneau
This is it, exactly. As highly engineered and...

This is it, exactly. As highly engineered and precise as any Leica product is, a digital camera simply has to be looked at as much as a computer as it is a camera...meaning it's technically behind in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,072
Posted By Colin Corneau
I tried it once, IIRC 1:100 Rodinal for 2 hours -...

I tried it once, IIRC 1:100 Rodinal for 2 hours - agitate for first minute, then at one hour then dump.

It worked very well (on FP4+) and what I noticed was it evened out a high contrast scene...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-16-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,447
Posted By Colin Corneau
Hey there Funny timing - I'm headed back to...

Hey there
Funny timing - I'm headed back to Bangkok shortly. If you're free to head out shooting, let me know!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-14-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,727
Posted By Colin Corneau
Toronto is a fun place to do photography and I...

Toronto is a fun place to do photography and I think you'd get a lot from it. Friend of mine works there and does some cool stuff on the side too - http://mostlymonochrome.com/index.php?x=browse

I'm...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-14-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,727
Posted By Colin Corneau
I'll say this for your photography: I work for a...

I'll say this for your photography: I work for a newspaper which means I'm broke and probably about to be laid off. I took one look at your post re: Never Seeing Nothing and I bought it on the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-13-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 10,067
Posted By Colin Corneau
How much are you using your lenses (and in what...

How much are you using your lenses (and in what environments?) for separation of elements in a Leica made product to be a legitimate worry?!

Honestly, it's what gives your pictures the look you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,791
Posted By Colin Corneau
The only reason you gave for getting into...

The only reason you gave for getting into Hasselblads was A) name cachet and B ) future repair issues.

Neither of them have anything to do with making pictures. You like your system for that, so...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 4,655
Posted By Colin Corneau
I've had good luck with Lowepro gloves - nice...

I've had good luck with Lowepro gloves - nice grips and the material keeps your hands fairly warm. A nice feature is that the index fingers and thumbs have slots to let your fingertips peek out -...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 4,655
Posted By Colin Corneau
Same as any camera - the biggest danger comes...

Same as any camera - the biggest danger comes from going back inside -- warm, much more humid air hitting a cold metal and glass camera = condensation. And that equals trouble, before too long.

Best...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-21-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,759
Posted By Colin Corneau
This sums up exactly what I was going to say, and...

This sums up exactly what I was going to say, and why. Probably more succinctly, actually!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-21-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,938
Posted By Colin Corneau
2 points: • I think the abundance of controls...

2 points:

• I think the abundance of controls and options are going on the assumption that the photographer has attained a high level of skill; these are things they know almost without thinking and...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-15-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 4,620
Posted By Colin Corneau
This pretty much confirms everything I've thought...

This pretty much confirms everything I've thought about the Fine Art World.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-14-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 5,526
Posted By Colin Corneau
Tom A really hits the nail on the head, as the...

Tom A really hits the nail on the head, as the saying goes. Never scrimp on film or good shoes!

This may be of help, too. I saw a few small galleries that had bookshops attached and could easily...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 6,077
Posted By Colin Corneau
All the shots for a collection I did on China was...

All the shots for a collection I did on China was done on a Widelux F7.

http://www.colincorneau.com/galleries/ - go to China Exhibition (sorry for a slow loading site, I'm working on a new...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 5,526
Posted By Colin Corneau
I was there last year in April. Honestly,...

I was there last year in April. Honestly, considering film quality nowadays you really can't go wrong with 400 speed for colour and B&W -- HP5/TriX/TMY or Portra 400 (which has a really wonderful...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-09-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,354
Posted By Colin Corneau
http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/fred-her...

http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/fred-herzog-photographs/

I have this one and it's always a source of inspiration and a great read.

https://uofmpress.ca/books/detail/the-north-end

My...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-08-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,741
Posted By Colin Corneau
Now the big decision will be: 35mm guy, or 50mm...

Now the big decision will be: 35mm guy, or 50mm guy?
Forum: Travel 11-30-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,303
Posted By Colin Corneau
Nice nice nice. I'd seen most of these on FB...

Nice nice nice.

I'd seen most of these on FB but a lot I haven't yet. I'm jonesing to travel again...hopefully we can meet up next March? :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-29-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,939
Posted By Colin Corneau
That's probably not a common scenario. If you...

That's probably not a common scenario.

If you have an itch, as the previous poster said nothing else will scratch it. One is a rectangular format camera and the other one shoots squares...if you...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-23-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,553
Posted By Colin Corneau
And I figured I'd put my money (75 cents to the...

And I figured I'd put my money (75 cents to the dollar) where my mouth is - just picked up a copy. Looking forward to seeing it!
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-20-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 24,176
Posted By Colin Corneau
This, I agree with. I say this as a person who is...

This, I agree with. I say this as a person who is a staff photographer at a (small) daily newspaper.

Humanity and society function at its best when we have the freest possible interaction of people...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-19-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 24,176
Posted By Colin Corneau
This is a really good point. I certainly notice a...

This is a really good point. I certainly notice a very marked increase in surly, hostile or paranoid attitudes among people on the streets. Still no major issues, which goes to what you bring to the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-18-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,553
Posted By Colin Corneau
Dan, these are all really cool photos. Kind of...

Dan, these are all really cool photos. Kind of stuff I love and try to do.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,623
Posted By Colin Corneau
This is been my experience as well. At our...

This is been my experience as well. At our newspaper we switched from Nikon (which I'd shot, from film to the D2Hs) to Canon. It was odd at first not knowing where all the buttons were, so to speak,...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-09-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,986
Posted By Colin Corneau
I led a group around on a street photography...

I led a group around on a street photography walkabout, last year during a photography festival here. It was a lot of fun but a lot of work too - teaching is hard and you not only are concerned that...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-04-2015
Replies: 1,793
Views: 122,325
Posted By Colin Corneau
http://www.reservedatalltimes.com/wp-content/uploa...

http://www.reservedatalltimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/male_models.jpg

And three-peat. These and others are part of me documenting my small city's odd, weird, declining downtown with my...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-04-2015
Replies: 1,793
Views: 122,325
Posted By Colin Corneau
http://www.reservedatalltimes.com/wp-content/uploa...

http://www.reservedatalltimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/deadeyes.jpg

Same camera and film as above.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-04-2015
Replies: 1,793
Views: 122,325
Posted By Colin Corneau
http://www.reservedatalltimes.com/wp-content/uploa...

http://www.reservedatalltimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/oneway_street.jpg

Leica M6, 35 Cron. TMY @800
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2015
Replies: 477
Views: 69,833
Posted By Colin Corneau
Whenever I hear "SWC" I can only think of the...

Whenever I hear "SWC" I can only think of the stellar, original work of Shinya Arimoto. He does things with this camera you haven't seen before and does it really well. He is, in short, DA...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-27-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 7,120
Posted By Colin Corneau
I can't say I know enough about him, or read...

I can't say I know enough about him, or read enough, to say anything about him. I'm out making photographs more often than I'm reading about making them.
But I have to hand this to him - I guarantee...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-22-2015
Replies: 164
Views: 21,524
Posted By Colin Corneau
Contrasty, dark, grainy. That spells "pushed...

Contrasty, dark, grainy. That spells "pushed film".

That's the technical side of it. The real side to that 'look' is how you shoot and how you use light and shadow.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-22-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 6,606
Posted By Colin Corneau
What a terrific camera. The LX is easily one of...

What a terrific camera. The LX is easily one of the most elegant SLR's (IMO) but the MX is wonderful too -- incredibly small and fully manual, too.
Way back when, I had one with a power winder. Used...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-22-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 4,363
Posted By Colin Corneau
Although I've also heard Diafine works well. And...

Although I've also heard Diafine works well. And stand developing -- tricky but if it works it seems to really do well!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-22-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 4,363
Posted By Colin Corneau
Personal opinion is touchy -- I use DDX and like...

Personal opinion is touchy -- I use DDX and like the results as it's a great developer for extra speed/pushing.

Rodinal isn't the best for pushing in my experience, but again if you like the 'look'...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-21-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,811
Posted By Colin Corneau
Don't over-think it. Your gear should allow you...

Don't over-think it. Your gear should allow you to work without thinking - TLR's can do that quite capably (see: Vivian Maier) and the rest of that is up to you getting to know your kit well enough...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-20-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,197
Posted By Colin Corneau
Fantastic images. Apart from how at-ease the...

Fantastic images. Apart from how at-ease the subjects were, what I noticed right away is the light.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,855
Posted By Colin Corneau
I always use 1:4. I've had good results with...

I always use 1:4. I've had good results with pretty much every film I've tried with it -- it's great for pushing.

I process TMax 400 (usually at EI-800) in it, and have done Tri-X, HP5+ and PanF....
Forum: The Angry Photographer - YouTube's Ken Wheeler 09-16-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 2,590
Posted By Colin Corneau
Nice photographs, and I see what you mean about...

Nice photographs, and I see what you mean about the rendering.
Forum: RFF News 09-14-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 7,154
Posted By Colin Corneau
I'm hopeful for the best, but let's not kid...

I'm hopeful for the best, but let's not kid ourselves about investment bankers -- they care solely about maximizing return...they have no care or expertise in reaching a 'younger generation' or new...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-07-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,113
Posted By Colin Corneau
This is, sadly, very true. The illogical part...

This is, sadly, very true.

The illogical part is that many parents who cast a suspicious eye at newspaper photogs doing their job have no hesitations putting hundreds of photos of their kids on...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-07-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,113
Posted By Colin Corneau
Quebec has the civil code for its provincial law...

Quebec has the civil code for its provincial law - it's more restrictive on photography in public places.

The rest of Canada operates on the principle that you have no reasonable expectation of...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-26-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,175
Posted By Colin Corneau
To the OP, don't overthink it. Tri-X and HP5+...

To the OP, don't overthink it.

Tri-X and HP5+ have a lot of latitude -- ability to handle a bit of over and under exposure...they're made that way and that's why photojournalists and documentary...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-26-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,175
Posted By Colin Corneau
I second that -- really really strong...

I second that -- really really strong photographs. Content-wise, and their technical quality, too.

I know they're terrific because I wish to hell I'D taken them....
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-23-2015
Replies: 595
Views: 74,435
Posted By Colin Corneau
Now these are interesting...you're obviously...

Now these are interesting...you're obviously interacting with people and really getting to know the place you're in. I dunno - these are just good street photography images. My compliments...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,708
Posted By Colin Corneau
A more civilized era. Seems like not so long...

A more civilized era.

Seems like not so long ago, but it really was when you look at what makes images with press photogs now...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-02-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,328
Posted By Colin Corneau
Sure, if you don't think things like fixing...

Sure, if you don't think things like fixing problems, adopting new innovations or progress is important, I guess.

http://www.drewtensils.com/tools/leica-m8-eight-years-later

Add to this the...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 07-02-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 10,697
Posted By Colin Corneau
North Korea

North Korea
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-02-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,328
Posted By Colin Corneau
Seems to work pretty well for lots of...

Seems to work pretty well for lots of photographers, Salgado among them.
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-02-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,328
Posted By Colin Corneau
Or consider a Fuji or Sony mirrorless...small...

Or consider a Fuji or Sony mirrorless...small quiet and portable cameras. If it's the size and portability of rangefinders you want, well these things are kicking Leica's butt lately.
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-02-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,328
Posted By Colin Corneau
You can't think of a digital camera as an actual...

You can't think of a digital camera as an actual camera -- it's essentially a lot more akin to a computer. Computers are great tools but they are also tools that go obsolete within a matter of months...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-20-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 5,667
Posted By Colin Corneau
I've seen some weird posts, made by people who...

I've seen some weird posts, made by people who really need to go outside, before but this one really takes the cake.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-04-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,280
Posted By Colin Corneau
Exactly my reaction. Knock it off with the...

Exactly my reaction. Knock it off with the negativity, already.
Forum: Travel 06-03-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,216
Posted By Colin Corneau
Glad to hear you found a camera -- I was going to...

Glad to hear you found a camera -- I was going to suggest a Fuji X100s or T. I think it's a great choice in terms of both image quality, ease of use and lightness/portability.

The advice Tom A gave...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-02-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,198
Posted By Colin Corneau
I think equal praise should be heaped upon the...

I think equal praise should be heaped upon the makeup artist and the digital retoucher for this particular image.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-27-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 6,885
Posted By Colin Corneau
Good advice, this is what I did for 2 metal...

Good advice, this is what I did for 2 metal carriers to accomodate Widelux and XPan negatives. It works...running a Q-tip over the edges afterwards and painting it black to avoid reflections is also...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-26-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2,696
Posted By Colin Corneau
I don't use different brands' TTL/electronic...

I don't use different brands' TTL/electronic flashes with differing camera bodies...too big a chance wires will get fried, IMO.
My first advice is to just get a cheap flash (283, Sunpak, etc) and...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-26-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 6,247
Posted By Colin Corneau
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDB3nhEw-qA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDB3nhEw-qA
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-22-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,913
Posted By Colin Corneau
If it's been repaired properly, then no harm...

If it's been repaired properly, then no harm getting the M4. It's a wonderful camera (I own an M6 but haven't replaced the battery in it, preferring a small external meter, so for all practical...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-14-2015
Replies: 160
Views: 14,566
Posted By Colin Corneau
True but only to a point. "Real life" ie. life...

True but only to a point. "Real life" ie. life without having your snout stuck in a cellphone is easier to find outside North America but it's changing fast. I spent a lot of time photographing in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,532
Posted By Colin Corneau
I made a 3 foot wide print of a panoramic shot I...

I made a 3 foot wide print of a panoramic shot I made on my iPhone 5s.

Took just a very minor bit of tweaking in PS to get rid of a tiny bit of noise in the shadows, and it held up just fine.

I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-06-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,532
Posted By Colin Corneau
It's a tool, and a pretty good one for the genre....

It's a tool, and a pretty good one for the genre. You can choose to use it or not. I love my M6 with B&W film, never going to give that up BUT I also love using my iPhone with Hipstamatic...different...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-30-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 8,911
Posted By Colin Corneau
http://tokyocamerastyle.com/post/117760399186/the-...

http://tokyocamerastyle.com/post/117760399186/the-latest-ms-optical-leica-m-mount-lens-the

If you want a funky, well performing pancake lens...

That said, you can't deny Lomo has done a lot to help...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,947
Posted By Colin Corneau
I'm really impressed by Snapseed. They just came...

I'm really impressed by Snapseed. They just came out with a Version Two that's pretty fantastic.

I also like working with the editing functions in Instagram -- also newly revsied too, as it happens.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-27-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 13,932
Posted By Colin Corneau
500 euros for the Oberwerth Freiburg?!! Are you...

500 euros for the Oberwerth Freiburg?!! Are you kidding me??!

I know Leica is a luxury brand now, but...come on. Get real.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-27-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 13,932
Posted By Colin Corneau
+1 for this suggestion. Works great for my M6 and...

+1 for this suggestion. Works great for my M6 and miscellania, roughly the same size/weight as what you describe.

It works. Time-tested.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-22-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 6,823
Posted By Colin Corneau
I printed 20x24 prints a year or two ago, from...

I printed 20x24 prints a year or two ago, from some 120 negs.

The darkroom I use had enlargers that could do it, but no trays that size. Ordering trays was unwieldy and super expensive, so I looked...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-21-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By Colin Corneau
When I bought a Lee 10x Big Stopper, it came with...

When I bought a Lee 10x Big Stopper, it came with a table to show your exposure, ie. regular metered exposure + 10 stops. It doesn't account for reciprocity, so that app is a GREAT suggestion.
Forum: Travel 04-21-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,428
Posted By Colin Corneau
I just got back from Thailand. April is the...

I just got back from Thailand. April is the hottest month of the year there, followed by 3 months of rain. So maybe jet out before April.
I really liked many places there, but Hua Hin - about 2...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 10,795
Posted By Colin Corneau
What does that mean, exactly..??

What does that mean, exactly..??
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-24-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,051
Posted By Colin Corneau
And one...

And one more...
http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/2/3/1/7/5/forks.jpg
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-23-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,051
Posted By Colin Corneau
Some new additions, to my newly-returned and...

Some new additions, to my newly-returned and newly repaired XPan. So fantastic to have this camera back again. These are from about a week/10 days...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-20-2015
Replies: 137
Views: 13,874
Posted By Colin Corneau
I found it interesting that someone else was...

I found it interesting that someone else was surreptitiously recording Frank as he made images -- there's a 'meta' sort of statement there about our modern world and the ubiquity of recording and...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-19-2015
Replies: 137
Views: 13,874
Posted By Colin Corneau
"Sneaking" is a value judgement and I don't think...

"Sneaking" is a value judgement and I don't think anyone can say that -- only the photographer in question.

There IS such a thing as being subtle and unobtrusive.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-19-2015
Replies: 137
Views: 13,874
Posted By Colin Corneau
I can pretty much guarantee his camera is working...

I can pretty much guarantee his camera is working just fine...the old 'fiddle with your camera' thing is a common way to blend in.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-16-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,678
Posted By Colin Corneau
I"d second this, plus suggest Portra 800 pushed a...

I"d second this, plus suggest Portra 800 pushed a stop for colour.

Your contrast and tonality will also depend on your subject matter - hard light will mean more work to attain your goal.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-11-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,098
Posted By Colin Corneau
Like any camera, there's things an iPhone can do...

Like any camera, there's things an iPhone can do well and things it's not well suited to...it's up to the user to discern the difference.

I look at it as an addition to whatever tools we have, and...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-09-2015
Replies: 215
Views: 16,279
Posted By Colin Corneau
If you aren't shooting with ethics, you're...

If you aren't shooting with ethics, you're shooting with-OUT ethics.

And if it's 'only' a photo, why should anyone else care about them?

As with anything else, it comes down to motivation - why...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-06-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,051
Posted By Colin Corneau
The XPan really isn't that large a camera. Fairly...

The XPan really isn't that large a camera. Fairly discreet, and certainly smaller than a boxy DSLR.

It's got a really great heavy heft to it too - this is a solid well-built camera.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-05-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,051
Posted By Colin Corneau
Love 'em. All unique but all great in their own...

Love 'em. All unique but all great in their own way. Is there anything nicer than expertly-shot B&W film?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-05-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 11,406
Posted By Colin Corneau
You're making the mistake of equating digital...

You're making the mistake of equating digital cameras with film cameras.

Digital cameras have to be looked at as half computer and half camera - that's fine and good, but computers are out of date...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-05-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 11,406
Posted By Colin Corneau
Trust me, NO camera manufacturer is ever going to...

Trust me, NO camera manufacturer is ever going to survive with customers buying one camera per decade.

Honestly, think about that a second or two. It's self-evident, but also based on my...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-05-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 11,406
Posted By Colin Corneau
And that's why almost every camera manufacturer...

And that's why almost every camera manufacturer is in decline.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-05-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,051
Posted By Colin Corneau
Wow, I really like all the images posted here....

Wow, I really like all the images posted here. Something about this camera just brings out the best, perhaps.

I'd love to get the 30mm for this camera but it's very expensive (small wonder, since...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-05-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,051
Posted By Colin Corneau
A guy in Toronto recommended by a friend. Be...

A guy in Toronto recommended by a friend. Be happy to let you know the details if you want to send me a PM.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-05-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,051
Posted By Colin Corneau
The XPan is quite possibly the sharpest lens I've...

The XPan is quite possibly the sharpest lens I've ever used. It's a real joy to print those negatives.
Mine is being repaired right now but I hope to have it ready for a trip I'm making next...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-05-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,051
Posted By Colin Corneau
A few...

A few...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-05-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,051
Posted By Colin Corneau
XPan Street Photography

Ned's thread, where he proclaimed his love of the XPan, reminded me how much I use it and love it, as well.
In that spirit, here's a few images made with that amazing camera...they are from various...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-04-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 23,567
Posted By Colin Corneau
http://petapixel.com/2013/11/24/one-kind-jony-ive-...

http://petapixel.com/2013/11/24/one-kind-jony-ive-red-leica-m-sells-whopping-1-8m-charity-auction/

Couldn't resist :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-04-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 23,567
Posted By Colin Corneau
Only the #1 and #2 economies in the world.

Only the #1 and #2 economies in the world.
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-04-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3,738
Posted By Colin Corneau
I'll add my complements to this series -- very...

I'll add my complements to this series -- very strong coherent set of images. I'm a fan of high contast B&W but this really fits the feel of the pictures, and not just a gimmick. These pictures all...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-03-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 6,998
Posted By Colin Corneau
I had the v.1 lens - can only speak for myself...

I had the v.1 lens - can only speak for myself but to me the only reason to get this lens is if you're going to shoot at 1.2. Otherwise go for a smaller lens (which I did, eventually). I liked this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-02-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,591
Posted By Colin Corneau
My sense of humour really hopes Leica is shipping...

My sense of humour really hopes Leica is shipping these future shelf queens (and let's face it, most of these will never leave the box, much less make one image) without anything inside the camera...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-01-2015
Replies: 137
Views: 15,802
Posted By Colin Corneau
I guess a moment later, she would't have...

I guess a moment later, she would't have straddled the setting sun quite as nicely...

http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/2/3/1/7/5/bandipur_sunset.jpg
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-01-2015
Replies: 137
Views: 15,802
Posted By Colin Corneau
http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/2/3/1/7/5/north...

http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/2/3/1/7/5/northwest.jpg
Apologies for the light leak on the left...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-27-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 6,410
Posted By Colin Corneau
The one thing I notice about all your images is...

The one thing I notice about all your images is the light -- you 'see' light and appreciate it. Not everyone does, oddly, in photography.

My favorite is #2, not just due to the light but that it...
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