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Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 1 Day Ago
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Posted By Richard G
jim_jm http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery...

jim_jm

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Malcolm M

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Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 4 Days Ago
Replies: 456
Views: 152,562
Posted By Richard G
The last comment on this one from David Van Sluis...

The last comment on this one from David Van Sluis was from Mlehrman proposing it be put in this thread here. I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Richard G
What Helen Hill has said. This is quite...

What Helen Hill has said. This is quite wonderful.
"Compose the shot, and wait...."
Microcomposition.
Composing from the back to the front..
The horizon line.
Gesture.
The expressivity of the back of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 947
Posted By Richard G
I ride with a camera carefully in the summer. I...

I ride with a camera carefully in the summer. I like the IIIf best but have used the M6 with a 35. Can't be bothered with a bag. For longer more serious rides I have the camera immersed in clothing...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,341
Posted By Richard G
Thought about a IIIg but it is not as pretty. And...

Thought about a IIIg but it is not as pretty. And I prefer the SBOOI external finder and just use the 50.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,165
Posted By Richard G
I like using the SVGOO accessory finder with my...

I like using the SVGOO accessory finder with my 90s. Works great in static situations where the focus needn’t change and the subject is several metres away. Much more pleasing to frame the shot this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By Richard G
The box end for Tri-X is 1/250 f16. Have a look...

The box end for Tri-X is 1/250 f16. Have a look in the Gallery for lynnb's shots at the Northern Beaches in Sydney in summer. He exposes Ektar, ISO 100, at 1/200 (Barnack Leica) with f8.

One of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,165
Posted By Richard G
Dear Erik, the article does indeed cover this...

Dear Erik, the article does indeed cover this point too.


It’s all a bit of mischief, but I’ve long held that the M2 is superior. I once held an M3 and also looked through the VF. Rounded corners...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 751
Posted By Richard G
I bought mine with box and papers in Australia...

I bought mine with box and papers in Australia second hand for $1600 a few years ago.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-19-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,915
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/3801/12875926283_635...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3801/12875926283_6359de0d9e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/kBNui2)
Boatsheds and landing, Melbourne (https://flic.kr/p/kBNui2) by Richard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,250
Posted By Richard G
The project is not really the one camera one...

The project is not really the one camera one lens. That is the point of departure for minimising the intrusion of gear into your response to what you see and what you photograph. The limitation is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 227
Views: 8,006
Posted By Richard G
Enjoying this thread. That Pentacon sounds great.

Enjoying this thread. That Pentacon sounds great.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2019
Replies: 5,249
Views: 787,317
Posted By Richard G
Thanks Vince. And your horse previous page is out...

Thanks Vince. And your horse previous page is out of this world, appearing literally so. Remarkable shot.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2019
Replies: 5,249
Views: 787,317
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1555022245.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-04-2019
Replies: 232
Views: 20,846
Posted By Richard G
Palmipsest of Melbourne (In camera double...

Palmipsest of Melbourne (In camera double exposure)

https://live.staticflickr.com/3845/14385630240_1baf095ab8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nVd7FA)
Melbourne (https://flic.kr/p/nVd7FA) by Richard...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-04-2019
Replies: 232
Views: 20,846
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/5567/15101196419_801...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5567/15101196419_80159837f6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p1rzzv)
Not film noir (https://flic.kr/p/p1rzzv) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Richard G
Silver Oxide is usually recommended for stable...

Silver Oxide is usually recommended for stable and reliable readings right up to suddenly dying, unlike alkaline batteries. Not sure about the properties of Lithium.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-24-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By Richard G
My father was a dentist. He bought me a Leica,...

My father was a dentist. He bought me a Leica, but used Olympus.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-24-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By Richard G
And it's not just our own cats. This fellow trots...

And it's not just our own cats. This fellow trots into the forecourt of our building at work on a regular basis, probably bored by his dull life at home in a street nearby. He is a flaneur of sorts....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-24-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By Richard G
They may be...

They may be still


https://live.staticflickr.com/4911/31360474187_6ca8a5c0bd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PMdCoP)
L2009644.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PMdCoP) by Richard...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-21-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,297
Posted By Richard G
The milder contrast compared to the aspheric 2.8...

The milder contrast compared to the aspheric 2.8 I have is what attracts me to the version 1.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-21-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,297
Posted By Richard G
I would be very happy with the version 1 and...

I would be very happy with the version 1 and would prefer the old hood. Marek Fogiel here and others’ shots online with the first Summicron show something special. Hard to believe the more recent...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,052
Posted By Richard G
It would be interesting to learn what effect...

It would be interesting to learn what effect these Leica videos have had. I just looked at the earlier '100' video. Its reenactment sequences of famous photographs is pretty tacky.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-21-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,337
Posted By Richard G
Lately for me it’s just this. First read about...

Lately for me it’s just this. First read about this combination on RFF, being a mostly 35mm Summicron user for twenty years. I then used this combination on a trip to Europe in 2014 with the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,809
Posted By Richard G
1. Thanks Larry. 2. Bil: don't leave the...

1. Thanks Larry.
2. Bil: don't leave the forum.

For the restoration there has indeed been a very detailed photographic record made. Restoration architecture is a wonderful art and science. Anything...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,809
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46704426725_cc...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46704426725_cc877076d3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ea7oUD)
L1002526.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ea7oUD) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,809
Posted By Richard G
Wow. Thread deteriorating. Much of the artisanal...

Wow. Thread deteriorating. Much of the artisanal decoration of the cathedral had been removed for restoration. It's true we don't know the true extent of what was saved and what was lost. Accusing me...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,809
Posted By Richard G
It will be rebuilt. It will be made more secure...

It will be rebuilt. It will be made more secure against catastrophe. It will again be magnificent.

My colour photo above from 2014 makes Notre Dame seem so small and approachable. It is easy to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,809
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33742589348_c6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33742589348_c6afc23b36_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TpHAeS)
L1002534.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TpHAeS) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,809
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33742587678_38...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33742587678_388997ee48_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TpHzK5)DSCF0399.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TpHzK5) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-07-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,475
Posted By Richard G
ASPH. Without the H it is the snake that strikes...

ASPH. Without the H it is the snake that strikes at the breast. Either the price or the lack of difference, or the cold high contrast - any one of these - gives you a heart attack. Or you can't tell...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-03-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By Richard G
Do you mean does NOT move? I get this with my...

Do you mean does NOT move? I get this with my Zeiss 25 I think, but only at close focus, not if I start at infinity.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,761
Posted By Richard G
One of my younger brothers had this car. Every...

One of my younger brothers had this car. Every device he touched did not last long. Never truer than with this car.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,761
Posted By Richard G
!!! A fate worse than a fate worse than...

!!!

A fate worse than a fate worse than death.

!!!

I just cannot wait to use this wonderful invention.


My grandfather was a fitter and turner and 'engineer' and installed the temperature...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,232
Posted By Richard G
There is an illogicality there but that is seldom...

There is an illogicality there but that is seldom the point in these situations. In a way the smartphone may end up being the get out of jail free card, hopefully not literally, for us more serious...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,232
Posted By Richard G
Exactly. Thanks.

Exactly. Thanks.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-27-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 611
Posted By Richard G
Thanks very much Tony.

Thanks very much Tony.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-27-2019
Replies: 2,404
Views: 347,915
Posted By Richard G
Holga, Michael Kenna. The front cover photo of a...

Holga, Michael Kenna. The front cover photo of a white bird, wingtips blurred, over a dark river surface is magical. Kenna is a a very contemplative and patient photographer, lugging Hasselbalds...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,538
Posted By Richard G
Thanks for the information: I’ve fallen behind in...

Thanks for the information: I’ve fallen behind in my knowledge of these. I was trying not to upgrade to the X100F. Here’s one reason to consider it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,538
Posted By Richard G
What a shame. I remember it has Provia and Astia...

What a shame. I remember it has Provia and Astia settings. I just looked now. It is simply Monochrome and various filters. Maybe it is Acros, but not designated so: they had to choose something for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,538
Posted By Richard G
Good thread. Some wise words here. I liked the...

Good thread. Some wise words here. I liked the digital of the Capitol too.

For some, the look of the photograph is so much what is desired. I really loved the output of my iPhone 3GS: it had...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-23-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,265
Posted By Richard G
He asked for it to be recovered in calf grain....

He asked for it to be recovered in calf grain. Just didn't specify the camera body, not the sensor.

My M9-P, bought 2012, sensor replaced 2014, is now in, for just one week, to have the recently...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By Richard G
This must be one of the best reasons for still...

This must be one of the best reasons for still using a Barnack: they are so compact. I was using my IIIf as my main camera for months the last year or two. The M2 seemed like a weighty giant in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-23-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 881
Posted By Richard G
You can always learn something from Erik. My...

You can always learn something from Erik. My Summilux was stolen. Never replaced it. It was big and heavy on the Leica and somehow I knew a new one would not be the same. I went to a black Summicron...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By Richard G
This is a key question. I notice that for people...

This is a key question. I notice that for people around me the Leica Q or the new CL has become the answer. I’m happy with my M9-P, but latterly mated most often to the tiny 28mm f5.6 Summaron-M.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-15-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,222
Posted By Richard G
Well said. Congratulations guys.

Well said. Congratulations guys.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By Richard G
Spare a thought for the dentist. His photos...

Spare a thought for the dentist.
His photos aren't half bad.
They dis him 'cos of his Leica,
And this just makes him mad.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By Richard G
Leicapixie makes all his posts in blank verse...

Leicapixie makes all his posts in blank verse format.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,218
Posted By Richard G
Stephen Gandy, head bartender here, will approve...

Stephen Gandy, head bartender here, will approve of this thread. He has a good one in the Contax thread on Caemraquest: “A few wartime German navy Kriegsmarine Contax have surfaced - damn I like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Richard G
So many of RFF member Ian Watts’s photographs I...

So many of RFF member Ian Watts’s photographs I find more interesting. I rarely like competition winning photographs.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-24-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 824
Posted By Richard G
In Apollo 8 orbiting the moon, the earth rise...

In Apollo 8 orbiting the moon, the earth rise photo was shot at 1/250s and f11 on 168 ASA colour film, which is close to just sunny 16. They must have been using an exposure table. For us the most...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,294
Posted By Richard G
Also in Australia, in Melbourne, we have a few...

Also in Australia, in Melbourne, we have a few new photo processing outfits that have started recently and there is a film and film camera sales, sometimes after in-house refurbishment, shop called...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Richard G
Very timely with last night’s super moon and me...

Very timely with last night’s super moon and me reading the book Apollo 8, an utterly remarkable story of science, technology and character.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-18-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,397
Posted By Richard G
Yes. That was 1/500s only and I never noticed it...

Yes. That was 1/500s only and I never noticed it till I saw it in Lightroom. I was aware of the kids playing nearby. The stopping of motion is not just the shutter speed but it must have bobbled...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,397
Posted By Richard G
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3937/15736890325_75...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3937/15736890325_75f5935966_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pYBFeg)
F1000007.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pYBFeg) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,397
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1434867474.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,397
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1423349427.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,397
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1385786435.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,397
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1335687787.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-13-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 569
Posted By Richard G
Thank you Robert. I will try to do my picks later...

Thank you Robert. I will try to do my picks later tonight.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-08-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Richard G
Oops. You’re right. Sorry for being OT.

Oops. You’re right. Sorry for being OT.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-08-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Richard G
The rigid and DR apparently have the same normal...

The rigid and DR apparently have the same normal range optics but the DR has a close range. The close range works for film and digital but can be butchered so the normal range is available in full...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 763
Posted By Richard G
While you're...

While you're deciding.....

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7906/46244548944_bbe7cb36d4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dstpgo)
My camera since 1977 (https://flic.kr/p/2dstpgo) by Richard...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 763
Posted By Richard G
No of course you're not. What could look ganglier...

No of course you're not. What could look ganglier than an M9-P with the DR Summicron plus goggles, but I love it for what it can do.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,682
Posted By Richard G
I can only say what I do with a Leica. I mostly...

I can only say what I do with a Leica. I mostly use left hand up and shoot with my left eye and use my right index finger to trip the shutter. I am heavily L eye dominant and am partially amblyopic...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By Richard G
“Perforitis” - I like that. I was paging through...

“Perforitis” - I like that. I was paging through Cartier-Bresson's The Europeans last weekend and I noticed that multiple photos with a much more pononucned sprocket hole banding were all shot in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,002
Posted By Richard G
Peter, Ko.Fe says it's garbage, from examining...

Peter, Ko.Fe says it's garbage, from examining the posted photographs. Ko.Fe is rarely wrong.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,002
Posted By Richard G
This was his first non-Leica lens. He dismissed...

This was his first non-Leica lens. He dismissed consideration of Voigtlander lenses. Maybe he will eventually try some Zeiss lenses, like the C Sonnar 1.5. That would be an education worth having.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 763
Posted By Richard G
The view through the M2 viewfinder with a 35...

The view through the M2 viewfinder with a 35 mounted is one of the most stunning views in the whole Leica world. The camera is almost a current model, the MA, but better. Forgive me, but clever...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-30-2019
Replies: 134
Views: 16,835
Posted By Richard G
I have even seen people get worse with practice....

I have even seen people get worse with practice. An older volunteer plays the guitar in the corridors of the local hospital. He might once have had lessons, but he seems self-taught to a great...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-30-2019
Replies: 134
Views: 16,835
Posted By Richard G
Have a look at Daniel Klein's In Search of...

Have a look at Daniel Klein's In Search of Epicurus. It is about growing old and what to take from it. He returns to Greece. He admires the old men there who can enjoy doing nothing, drinking free...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-27-2019
Replies: 5,249
Views: 787,317
Posted By Richard G
^^^^^ That's a fine...

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

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1547439364.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-26-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By Richard G
Good to see him remembered here again. Clearly a...

Good to see him remembered here again. Clearly a very civilized man. Hard to see how he worked through so many M2s, but you have to respect a man who recognised the quintessential Leica and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-26-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By Richard G
Welcome to the forum. Here "please include photo"...

Welcome to the forum. Here "please include photo" does not mean of you and this one is great.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-26-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,485
Posted By Richard G
My first digital was the Coolpix 4500. That was...

My first digital was the Coolpix 4500. That was and is a seriously good camera and I still use it occasionally. The manual was a lot longer than the instructions for my M2. (But even in the manual...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-25-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,485
Posted By Richard G
I certainly found the M6 with a small 35...

I certainly found the M6 with a small 35 Summicron was best for photographing my children. It was always there, no startup time as always on and meter batteries lasted several years, and it was small...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,485
Posted By Richard G
3. But in a good way. 4. 5.

3. But in a good way.
4.
5.
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-22-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 48,205
Posted By Richard G
The 28 is the focal length to which I came last....

The 28 is the focal length to which I came last. And now I use it most of the time. It's great for digital as the sky contribution shortens the exposure and ensures you don't blow the highlights....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,780
Posted By Richard G
Not so fast (not talking about the speed of your...

Not so fast (not talking about the speed of your fine new lens). This is RFF. Advice on which 50 can never, ever be only one page here. Long after you win the Pullitzer prize with that lens there...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-21-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Richard G
Turin Shroud meets Lady Macbeth. Nice.

Turin Shroud meets Lady Macbeth. Nice.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 7,118
Posted By Richard G
Great James. I’ll look out for those in the...

Great James. I’ll look out for those in the Gallery. I’m back to using the Automat now too. Sweet camera and the Rolleinars are fun.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,780
Posted By Richard G
We rarely play ball and stick with your...

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

To me light and compact would matter a lot. I’d go...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 628
Posted By Richard G
Thanks Robert for noticing mine. I'm late...

Thanks Robert for noticing mine.

I'm late picking, but not too late.



Guy Pinhas

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/68558/med_U68558I1547066198.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,157
Posted By Richard G
Perhaps only the dimness of my Automat focussing...

Perhaps only the dimness of my Automat focussing screen. Otherwise I love the Rollei and have film in it now. No complaint about all my Leicas and lenses, the Zeiss lenses, my Hasselblad, Pentax...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,829
Posted By Richard G
These are excellent points. Marek Fogiel always...

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

Here is my old Elmar 50 3.5, at 3.5: the rose is within the sharper depth of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,829
Posted By Richard G
OT but surely Colker is right. Medium format has...

OT but surely Colker is right. Medium format has a look. My 60mm f3.5 is wide angle on MF, but the depth of field is shallow and indeed the volume of a subject, because of the different transition to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,829
Posted By Richard G
Thanks Bill. 1. I remember stabilizing the...

Thanks Bill.

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

2. I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-16-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 886
Posted By Richard G
It’s big. Not the same equation as the SBOOI that...

It’s big. Not the same equation as the SBOOI that might stay on a camera for good.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,373
Posted By Richard G
Yes, I liked 2 and 3 too. I love WIRED magazine....

Yes, I liked 2 and 3 too.

I love WIRED magazine. I often heard about it when some new tech thing was mentioned in our local paper, "according to WIRED magazine." Eventually I found it by chance on...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,373
Posted By Richard G
OK. And despite Bach and the guy who cracked some...

OK. And despite Bach and the guy who cracked some centuries old maths problem recently in the time after his retirement, I’m going to learn from this post and finally see Trainspotting.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-15-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,373
Posted By Richard G
It is interesting that he favours the 135mm lens....

It is interesting that he favours the 135mm lens. There is a youtube or vimeo video of him out with one, looking at detail on the street. I use it occasionally but with a SHOOC finder for framing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2019
Replies: 898
Views: 67,499
Posted By Richard G
Hey Dan, congratulations. People wonder what I'll...

Hey Dan, congratulations. People wonder what I'll do when I retire - which is probably ten years off or not quite. They must be kidding. We photographers won't have a spare minute in retirement!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-15-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,373
Posted By Richard G
Ralph Gibson article in WIRED about 'going digital'

https://www.wired.com/story/ralph-gibson-digital-color/?CNDID=22536208&CNDID=22536208&bxid=MjM5Njc3NDk4MzkyS0&hasha=d6f7edc2ade1cb07869d701f84cdd3db&hashb=96c122173d519f0ba92f75a58b7c2b4e0ad2ec39&mbid...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,208
Posted By Richard G
These focus shift tests aren't easy. See my set...

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

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

Here also is Marek Fogiel's...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,163
Posted By Richard G
Dear Vince, you are indeed a gentleman. And I...

Dear Vince, you are indeed a gentleman. And I agree with you of course. I should have ended my post with "..for snow." I like an incident meter as the most helpful tool. It was interesting looking at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,809
Posted By Richard G
I agree the M6 is a great camera, and I like the...

I agree the M6 is a great camera, and I like the comment that without the MP currently available the M6 would be even more expensive. It was my main camera when my children were small and it is...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,163
Posted By Richard G
This thread derailed a little once a light meter...

This thread derailed a little once a light meter was mentioned. The issue was how to use Sunny 16 in snow. There's more light than in a usual sunlit scene. And in overcast it's like a giant soft box....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-13-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 7,118
Posted By Richard G
Maybe you all saw this about one of the most...

Maybe you all saw this about one of the most famous Hasselblad shots ever? The Sonnar 250 for this one. It’s a tribute to the camera you have with you, the merits of being organised, the value of...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-13-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,646
Posted By Richard G
I’ll take that Corvair. Lovely colour and...

I’ll take that Corvair. Lovely colour and wonderful car.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2019
Replies: 2,999
Views: 729,834
Posted By Richard G
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4899/45697922505_a2...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4899/45697922505_a251d6b0b5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cCaNgB)
The Romantic House (https://flic.kr/p/2cCaNgB) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2019
Replies: 2,999
Views: 729,834
Posted By Richard G
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7912/31705018437_7c...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7912/31705018437_7cab518a1a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QiEvoV)
911. "Wet Rocks" in SFEX2 Pro (https://flic.kr/p/QiEvoV) by Richard...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-13-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 7,118
Posted By Richard G
Had to try the Barnacks too. They also stuck with...

Had to try the Barnacks too. They also stuck with me. This IIIf is a great little camera. The Sonnar 150 is magic. Tried this with Portrait mode on the iPhone and the upper edge and especially the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-13-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 7,118
Posted By Richard G
Got to try these things Michael. Not all will...

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

Here's the little yellow daisy....

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7863/46591699642_8eeb443c85_c.jpg...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-11-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,646
Posted By Richard G
M9: not what I saw at all - with Elmar M...

M9: not what I saw at all -

with Elmar M 50

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

This is (probably C Biogon 35)...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-11-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,646
Posted By Richard G
I have been shocked by both the M9 and the Fuji...

I have been shocked by both the M9 and the Fuji scanner they use to scan my negatives. But the M9 dose sometimes produce beautiful reds. I even find it varies with lenses. The DR Summicron is my best...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 7,118
Posted By Richard G
Beautifully said. And I agree about the 3.5.

Beautifully said. And I agree about the 3.5.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-09-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,300
Posted By Richard G
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7905/46560294432_ba...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7905/46560294432_ba508f7c2c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dWnFp7)
Kombivan (https://flic.kr/p/2dWnFp7) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By Richard G
This would be unacceptable to me. I'd approach...

This would be unacceptable to me. I'd approach Leica about replacement. Very irritating.

And I always said my 60 year old M2 would be a better MA than the the MA.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-06-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By Richard G
FT = Financial Times. And Stephen Gill is a...

FT = Financial Times.

And Stephen Gill is a British photographer.

https://www.stephengill.co.uk/portfolio/about

I don’t have a subscription either. Not sure what it’s about. There are ways to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2019
Replies: 2,124
Views: 587,808
Posted By Richard G
The 4000th Leica II with 11 o'clock Elmar and...

The 4000th Leica II with 11 o'clock Elmar and later case and 1950s hood and finder.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7597/16556609179_eaf456a19d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/re3X5X)
Leica II, 11...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2019
Replies: 2,124
Views: 587,808
Posted By Richard G
My IIIf Red Dial again in use more often than my...

My IIIf Red Dial again in use more often than my M film cameras.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/976/28068703918_e07254f247_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JLkrM1)
I wish the new Summaron f5.6 was in screw...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Richard G
Congratulations on your new camera. A great...

Congratulations on your new camera. A great machine. The Leitz engineers protected that meter arm very well. The only thing that can get near it is a collapsible lens. Sad face emoji.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,208
Posted By Richard G
I agree with this as a good cheap next test. The...

I agree with this as a good cheap next test. The tripod is essential because of body sway. Hand held you can never work out focus shift reliably. The child on the beach shot of yours almost couldn’t...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,208
Posted By Richard G
I agree with Alex. His figures here are almost...

I agree with Alex. His figures here are almost exactly what I found in my tests, https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/focus-shift-tests-of-zeiss-c-sonnar-apparently-optimized-for-1-5.461113/ with my...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,208
Posted By Richard G
1. Shoot f2.8 if you can. That may be the sweet...

1. Shoot f2.8 if you can. That may be the sweet spot.
2. Do your own focus shift tests. You can find mine by searching Zeiss C Sonnar focus shift Richard G site:rangefinderforum.com
3. Relax a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-02-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 7,118
Posted By Richard G
Thanks. I did get an old unmetered prism finder...

Thanks. I did get an old unmetered prism finder and use it regularly but it makes the whole rig a lot heavier. The slight abstraction of the waist level finder is a little less seductive than the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-01-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By Richard G
Looks like I’m wrong about not mounting the lens...

Looks like I’m wrong about not mounting the lens already in the close range. That can be done.

Modified for M9 means butchering the focus cam and losing the close range focussing. An unmodified...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-01-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By Richard G
It works brilliantly with the M9 and the original...

It works brilliantly with the M9 and the original Monochrom. You have to have it in the normal range and focussed at about 1.5 m to have the focussing cam in the right position to clear the RF roller...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-31-2018
Replies: 5,249
Views: 787,317
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1546325073.SEQ.0.jpg

All these recent ones taken with the Summaron-M f5.6 28. And a new sensor. Noted some recent mild sensor rot at...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-31-2018
Replies: 5,249
Views: 787,317
Posted By Richard G
Thanks very much Allen.

Thanks very much Allen.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2018
Replies: 111
Views: 7,118
Posted By Richard G
Thanks PF. Sorry to hear bout your experience...

Thanks PF. Sorry to hear bout your experience with this camera. The member I bought from here had photographed the equipment so expertly that it gave me the confidence to go ahead with the purchase....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2018
Replies: 111
Views: 7,118
Posted By Richard G
Snafu #7(?) Bill Anders took one shot of the...

Snafu #7(?)

Bill Anders took one shot of the Earth Rise in black and white before asking for a colour film. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=LHbFIieK-uo). For the New Year fireworks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,341
Posted By Richard G
Yes, this one is extraordinary. Stephen Shore...

Yes, this one is extraordinary. Stephen Shore would have been happy to have taken this one. The colour is wonderful and the light but the birds and bonnet (hood, sorry) take it to another level.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-30-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Richard G
Good question. The current Leica cases for M9...

Good question. The current Leica cases for M9 looked totally daft and I haven't considered them again. And the older ones are too old.

I used the M2 case for years and found it great protection. For...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,341
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1517381449.SEQ.0.jpg


My first holiday with a Hasselblad. The same destination every year, walking past this tree two or four...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 2,915
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1536404512.SEQ.0.jpg



http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1506951944.SEQ.0.jpg



http://www.rangefinderfo...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 2,915
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1353332467.SEQ.0.jpg



http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1359704679.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 2,915
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1349089236.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By Richard G
I like Delta 3200 shot at 1600. I think the wood...

I like Delta 3200 shot at 1600. I think the wood will look nicer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By Richard G
Great project. When I think lumber I think film...

Great project. When I think lumber I think film and medium format. I agree with Chris shoot film straight off. Many people will take their best shot first time. Your second visit the light will be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By Richard G
Jim Lovell tells Anders “250 at f11”. That’s from...

Jim Lovell tells Anders “250 at f11”. That’s from a table for sure, and specific to the colour magazine with 168 ASA Ektachrome. The bracketing was just in case, not the lack of a light meter which...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-26-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By Richard G
Mlehrman http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgalle...

Mlehrman

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3187/med_U3187I1545015955.SEQ.0.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2018
Replies: 198
Views: 23,528
Posted By Richard G
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/976/28068703918_e07...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/976/28068703918_e07254f247_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JLkrM1)
I wish the new Summaron f5.6 was in screw mount. (https://flic.kr/p/JLkrM1) by Richard...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 22,099
Posted By Richard G
And the least? Look at the bar graph. My trusty...

And the least? Look at the bar graph. My trusty M2. (Love my M5 too.)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 22,099
Posted By Richard G
“PEOPLE’S front.”

“PEOPLE’S front.”
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Richard G
Wonderful. Thanks. Can’t turn on that many...

Wonderful. Thanks. Can’t turn on that many wonderful cars and diners to make a faux historic clip, nor find thin men to walk the streets. Smog in Melbourne Australia is also better than in 1970.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-25-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Richard G
That’s right. It’s for Super 8. Negligible...

That’s right. It’s for Super 8. Negligible coverage of 135 format negative. Can use M Mount Leica and other camera lenses on the Leicina movie camera but not vice versa.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-24-2018
Replies: 1,819
Views: 289,710
Posted By Richard G
M9: what...

M9: what...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-22-2018
Replies: 5,249
Views: 787,317
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1544316800.SEQ.2.jpg



http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1544316800.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-18-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By Richard G
It doesn’t answer the question. But great choice...

It doesn’t answer the question. But great choice and of course great shot.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-18-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By Richard G
Rangefinder...

Rangefinder 35


http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/37420/U37420I1544731022.SEQ.0.jpg...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-17-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,125
Posted By Richard G
Thank you Robert for noticing mine.

Thank you Robert for noticing mine.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Richard G
No. Vertical alignment with the M3 is via the...

No. Vertical alignment with the M3 is via the access beneath the screw on the face of the top cover, near the frame line illumination window. Remove that tiny flat screw with a lens on the camera so...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-17-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 11,514
Posted By Richard G
Inspired by Lukitas above: with 28 you can get...

Inspired by Lukitas above: with 28 you can get all of a person in. Feet are underestimated:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4883/46236524921_ba4e442715_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2drLh1a)
L2009601.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-17-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,950
Posted By Richard G
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4847/32364202398_ac...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4847/32364202398_acf308bca3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RiUZPC)
L2009603.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RiUZPC) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-17-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,950
Posted By Richard G
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1841/43497521225_d9...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1841/43497521225_d97dee6b14_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29gJaCv)
L9001592.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29gJaCv) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-17-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 11,514
Posted By Richard G
Agree. M9-P and 28...

Agree. M9-P and 28 Summaron-M

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1532818404.SEQ.0.jpg



https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1841/43497521225_d97dee6b14_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2018
Replies: 2,999
Views: 729,834
Posted By Richard G
Sweet tones these ones. Lovely.

Sweet tones these ones. Lovely.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,470
Posted By Richard G
The Leica Monochrom, the original, is...

The Leica Monochrom, the original, is unnecessary. No question about that. And maybe it is now redundant. But the CCD sensor and its mid-tone subtlety, its amazing capacity to lift the shadows...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-15-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,470
Posted By Richard G
The Leica Q is going well because it fits a...

The Leica Q is going well because it fits a recognised need of experienced photographers. Look up Mike Johnston the Online Photographer’s “Letter to George.” He amusingly enumerates the significant...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-15-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,470
Posted By Richard G
I agree with Lynn. Emotion plays a big part in...

I agree with Lynn. Emotion plays a big part in the choice of us amateurs. But that is not without merit. I still shoot film and passed on getting a Phase One back for my Hasselblad chiefly because it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 364
Views: 53,631
Posted By Richard G
Yes, love that second one David. You might have...

Yes, love that second one David. You might have found the only gold (silver) at Chadstone.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-14-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,125
Posted By Richard G
Wait till next week: they will be all yours....

Wait till next week: they will be all yours. You've had a great week.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-14-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,033
Posted By Richard G
My M9 sensor was replaced in 2014 with the older...

My M9 sensor was replaced in 2014 with the older sensor, two years after purchase. Because of that, I am still covered for a new sensor with my 6 year old camera, if it had developed the sensor rot.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-13-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,033
Posted By Richard G
I have the M9-P in silver. Fell in love with it....

I have the M9-P in silver. Fell in love with it. Currently in for free sensor replacement - or maybe just remapping the sensor for a dead pixel. But I think it has the rot. Got the MM back from...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-12-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 11,298
Posted By Richard G
My original X100 had a very loose exposure...

My original X100 had a very loose exposure compensation dial and then a sticky shutter which was replaced and then was stuck on 1/4000s. My dealer demanded a late serial number camera replacement....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-11-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,125
Posted By Richard G
I am slow to the party: Happy Birhday Robert....

I am slow to the party: Happy Birhday Robert. Very kind of you to be giving presents: thanks for the mentions.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-09-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 11,514
Posted By Richard G
I have stuck with the 28mm focal length more and...

I have stuck with the 28mm focal length more and more. The 28 2.8 ASPH was the smallest current Leica lens until the 28mm Summaron-M f5.6. That is more subtle than the faster lens and it is very...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-08-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 11,298
Posted By Richard G
This is a very important analysis. The original...

This is a very important analysis. The original X100 is still marvelous but these are not simple cameras. I read the whole manual, twice at least, but it was discussion here on RFF in 2011-12 that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By Richard G
The M7 is bigger so feels lighter. The M3 is...

The M7 is bigger so feels lighter. The M3 is dense so seems heavier. A Hasselblad is heavier but it’s mostly air inside and seems light for its size. .
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-01-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,092
Posted By Richard G
I think there is some deep truth here,...

I think there is some deep truth here, unsurprisingly. Including the bit about not necessarily wide open: my C Sonnar at f5.6 is still magic.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,092
Posted By Richard G
All three are great, and all the others mentioned...

All three are great, and all the others mentioned here. The Elmar M is special. It is heavy in chrome. I do favour compact over a lot of other parameters as I like a camera with me most of the time....
Forum: Travel 11-29-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Richard G
14th Arrondissement in Paris some gentle ‘street’...

14th Arrondissement in Paris some gentle ‘street’ on offer.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-29-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 992
Posted By Richard G
Thanks very nich Robert for noticing mine.

Thanks very nich Robert for noticing mine.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-28-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1,546
Posted By Richard G
Mine is in for free sensor replacement at almost...

Mine is in for free sensor replacement at almost 5 years. The camera is magic. It is different to film. I still shoot black and white film. If I had to choose it would be the Monochrom. It is like...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-26-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Richard G
This happened with my relatively new M9-P. I was...

This happened with my relatively new M9-P. I was horrified. I naively thought that Leica had some tiny canted screwdriver that could tighten the screw in the latch in situ. Implausible I guess.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,965
Posted By Richard G
Nice shots as usual. You have an amazing keeper...

Nice shots as usual. You have an amazing keeper rate. The M2 was also my first camera. Years later and many cameras later I realize it’s all I ever really needed. It’s still in use. That 35mm frame...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-12-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By Richard G
Amusing. But perhaps will be archived early...

Amusing. But perhaps will be archived early...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-09-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,444
Posted By Richard G
You’re right. I was amused by Jane Bown’s answer...

You’re right. I was amused by Jane Bown’s answer when asked about her technique: “I have an exposure I like, f2.8 at 1/60th.”
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-08-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Richard G
Wonderful. I think it must have been Mrs Driol...

Wonderful. I think it must have been Mrs Driol who was the one who told her husband she had to work. Still in her apron.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-05-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 767
Posted By Richard G
I like the SHOOC finder very much (135). It...

I like the SHOOC finder very much (135). It sounds good. SVGOO is harder to pronounce and it suggests a Swedish overtone (90mm finder). SBOOI seems Asian and is indispensable on an LTM with a 50. The...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-04-2018
Replies: 2,007
Views: 602,521
Posted By Richard G
This is with the...

This is with the TLR:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1518947228.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 1,450
Posted By Richard G
The SBLOO is enormous even on a iiig and...

The SBLOO is enormous even on a iiig and especially the earlier LTM cameras. That black Canon finder above looks nice and compact and the Voigtlander is probably the way to go. My SBLOO sits on the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-30-2018
Replies: 1,578
Views: 276,273
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1540606567.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By Richard G
Loved my M4-2 bought in 1986 and treated hard for...

Loved my M4-2 bought in 1986 and treated hard for ten years, my least babied camera ever. It’s Canadian Summicron is still glued to my Monochrom.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By Richard G
I'll disagree to get the ball rolling! The Nikon...

I'll disagree to get the ball rolling! The Nikon F3 is better than anyone ever says it is and they say a lot. There were problems with some early Leica M6's but the run overall has been remarkable. I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-28-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,416
Posted By Richard G
I like it on my film Leica’s, don’t miss it on my...

I like it on my film Leica’s, don’t miss it on my Barnacks and determined to manage without it on my digital Leica’s, still of the CCD generation. I did miss it on those. If I get the strap wound...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-25-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 30,791
Posted By Richard G
I have been using tripods more and more lately....

I have been using tripods more and more lately. For years I had just the Leitz small tabletop. I would use it as a chest-pod, plaster against an upright wall, use it low on rocks etc. I used it for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2018
Replies: 117
Views: 22,921
Posted By Richard G
I agree. But the weight and the balance of the 80...

I agree. But the weight and the balance of the 80 makes it a constant in the bag at least.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-16-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,803
Posted By Richard G
You want change. Get the X100F. I still have the...

You want change. Get the X100F. I still have the original X100. It is so good. I would argue everyone needs one, and maybe it’s the only camera you need. Don’t get me wrong: I love my M6 and M9 and...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-12-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 1,942
Posted By Richard G
An RFF light meter thread that doesn’t get to...

An RFF light meter thread that doesn’t get to three pages by this time? Come on guys.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-11-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 1,942
Posted By Richard G
The most important line in the thread.

The most important line in the thread.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-08-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 1,942
Posted By Richard G
For a near silhouette against the sunny backlight...

For a near silhouette against the sunny backlight expose as per Sunny 16 or with your incident meter cone pointing towards the sun. Want to see who is the silhouette then open two to three stops or...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By Richard G
On The Online Photographer site Mike Johnston has...

On The Online Photographer site Mike Johnston has had two posts on an Olympus left out in the snow, I think by the same photographer each time, and then once in a creek. In the latter case it was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2018
Replies: 2,999
Views: 729,834
Posted By Richard G
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1849/42532791840_39...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1849/42532791840_39908d64c6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27NtFcf)
Hasselblad 500CM 60 f3.5 Tri-X (https://flic.kr/p/27NtFcf) by Richard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2018
Replies: 2,999
Views: 729,834
Posted By Richard G
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1851/44340406761_1f...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1851/44340406761_1fffbfc60c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aydb8K)
Hasselblad 500CM 60 f3.5 Tri-X (https://flic.kr/p/2aydb8K) by Richard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2018
Replies: 2,999
Views: 729,834
Posted By Richard G
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1969/43149226600_9b...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1969/43149226600_9b9ce4664b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28JX4LL)
Hasselblad 500CM 60 Distagon CF 3.5 Ektar 100 (https://flic.kr/p/28JX4LL) by Richard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,779
Posted By Richard G
I then watched some snooker on TV, explaining the...

I then watched some snooker on TV, explaining the rules to my wife. Most amazing cat and mouse frame, for the European Championship....

Meanwhile the Snapchick seems to offer a combination of...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-06-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 3,859
Posted By Richard G
Well done Stephen. And thanks Chris. Your...

Well done Stephen. And thanks Chris. Your mentorship will be welcome for all.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2,935
Posted By Richard G
Love number 5 Carbo.

Love number 5 Carbo.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,779
Posted By Richard G
About optics, you learnt a lot? I see.

About optics, you learnt a lot? I see.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 2,668
Posted By Richard G
Film: Hasselblad SWC. So love the 500CM. And the...

Film: Hasselblad SWC. So love the 500CM. And the crop factor of the Phase One IQ250 digital back means the swc is a must to get wide angle....

So, the XD1 for digital. Or maybe that Fuji.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-05-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Richard G
Surely that top cover is not out of Wetzlar. Is...

Surely that top cover is not out of Wetzlar. Is the genuine engraving ever so bad?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-04-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,949
Posted By Richard G
I occasionally re-read Bill's Chapter in the...

I occasionally re-read Bill's Chapter in the mid-'70s Leica Manual on low light photography. Some of it has stuck in my mind for over 40 years since I first read it:

1. The legendary shooter who can...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-04-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,949
Posted By Richard G
I agree with this. Tripod buying is difficult....

I agree with this. Tripod buying is difficult. And so much misinformation. I finally bought the lightest Gitzo Traveller tripod the 1545T, mainly as it packs so short and I couldn't get lighter if I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,779
Posted By Richard G
Seriously, if you've ever wondered what those...

Seriously, if you've ever wondered what those numbers on a ring around your lens are, numbers like 2 and 5.6 and 11 and 16 etc then look at Ikanagas's Noctilux review (Video 2) or his most recent,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,779
Posted By Richard G
I have to mention ikanagas (saganaki backwards.)...

I have to mention ikanagas (saganaki backwards.) To use his favourite descriptor, he produces really professional camera reviews. They are absolutely hilarious. I haven't seen the X100T review but I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,779
Posted By Richard G
I also find Kai very amusing.

I also find Kai very amusing.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,627
Posted By Richard G
Mine was a 15xxxxx camera. Very good and...

Mine was a 15xxxxx camera. Very good and reliable. Indeed yours doesn’t look used much. Mine started to go steely gray. My Monochrom is going the same way.
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