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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-11-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
Posted By DougFord
There may be more used M10's available as people...

There may be more used M10's available as people in the market for a leica opt for a new Q2 @ 5000 usd rather than a used M10. At this point the M10 is high art but it's still a digital camera and...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-11-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By DougFord
As an historical document, it's excellent and in...

As an historical document, it's excellent and in that light, perhaps one of the 'best jazz photographs'.
In another light, I would choose DeCarava's Coltrane, as one of the best jazz...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,276
Posted By DougFord
There's additional image samples posted by...

There's additional image samples posted by Ricoh.
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/products/gr-3/ex/index.html
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,079
Posted By DougFord
Whether using manual focus or AF, once you've...

Whether using manual focus or AF, once you've established focus or rather a focus plane, you can then move in any direction, parallel to the established focus plane. Give 13.8 billion light years to...
Forum: RFF News 11-12-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,273
Posted By DougFord
Perhaps a monochrome sensor. Keep it simple....

Perhaps a monochrome sensor. Keep it simple. Presumably the designers would rather write the code for a monochrome source. Or did they specify otherwise?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-06-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By DougFord
Back when I was shooting with film, I used the...

Back when I was shooting with film, I used the same combo and dilution, triX/hc110 1+63. I went from aggressive agitation every minute to a gentler agitation every two minutes and increased the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-26-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,686
Posted By DougFord
...magic 8-ball sez M10 'upgrade' to include said...

...magic 8-ball sez M10 'upgrade' to include said lever will be available soon.
Forum: RFF News 10-21-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,273
Posted By DougFord
Yeah, did they reinvent the mechanical RF...

Yeah, did they reinvent the mechanical RF assembly?
It seems prone to misalignment and presumably, labor intensive to build. At some point a fly by wire RF could make sense. Rather helicoid on cam...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-21-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,686
Posted By DougFord
It will be interesting if one needs to use the...

It will be interesting if one needs to use the advance lever before each shot, like'a Leica film camera.
Perhaps rather than cocking the shutter is takes the device out of some sort of low power...
Forum: RFF News 10-19-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,273
Posted By DougFord
Son of Konost :eek: OK Ladies and Germs, place...

Son of Konost :eek:

OK Ladies and Germs, place your bets.
I'm thinking this thing is actually going to be built.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,696
Posted By DougFord
$125 clams??? You pay your money and you take...

$125 clams??? You pay your money and you take your chance.
If the sponsors of this project are planning on having a warehouse fire, I'd take one off their hands for shipping costs.
It might be fun...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-29-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4,302
Posted By DougFord
...and they throw in a free bottle of...

...and they throw in a free bottle of *"Terminator Vodka" with every purchase.

* Years ago, whilst visiting Russia, a friend spotted a bottle of vodka with a pic of Arnold as the Terminator on the...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,883
Posted By DougFord
At one time I considered buying a smartphone just...

At one time I considered buying a smartphone just for the camera. But the phones are too big and their cameras are comparatively poor.
The new Ricoh GR III looks about right. I would like to see an...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-26-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4,302
Posted By DougFord
how'd they do that???

...this thing looks like it was designed and manufactured in Russia. lol
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-25-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 20,276
Posted By DougFord
Looks good. I like that they've reduced the size...

Looks good. I like that they've reduced the size somewhat; width by 8mm. As long as the AF and face detection are accurate and fast, and the general responsiveness of the user interface isn't laggy,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-21-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By DougFord
Thank you for sharing your photographic view of...

Thank you for sharing your photographic view of your world Mr. Wessel.
RIP
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 09-20-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,621
Posted By DougFord
Very exciting news indeed.

Very exciting news indeed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,895
Posted By DougFord
The race to the top will have some casualties and...

The race to the top will have some casualties and more than a few detractors, apparently.
Anyway, where's my contax t3 sized, curved aps-c sensored, fixed focal e-35mm lens camera?! Technologically...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-15-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,123
Posted By DougFord
WW has his own definition of what a photographer...

WW has his own definition of what a photographer is. Nothing wrong with that. Apparently his definition includes making hard copies/printing, ok sounds good, knock yourself out.
WW is a photographer....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,279
Posted By DougFord
...old man yells at cloud.

...old man yells at cloud.
Forum: Other RF 06-20-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
Posted By DougFord
Its only design flaw seems to be that it took...

Its only design flaw seems to be that it took three hands to operate the thing.
A free upgrade for 35mm roll film via a modular attachment. Check out that light meter, fascinating idea.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,540
Posted By DougFord
A little of both usually, maybe at the same time...

A little of both usually, maybe at the same time or not.
With walk around photography, on occasion, I had previsualized pics based on what I had observed from across the street. I had in my minds eye...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-11-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 3,483
Posted By DougFord
An M optics centric device, including an M spec'd...

An M optics centric device, including an M spec'd sensor with the autofocus motor for the lens located inside the camera body.
Reissue existing M glass optic formulas in a new container with an L...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-30-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 3,483
Posted By DougFord
This should be a very interesting effort from...

This should be a very interesting effort from Leica.
The attempted bifurcation of the M product line. What the heck is this thing going to look like?? Presumably there will be 'rangefinder' design...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-19-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 4,803
Posted By DougFord
"What this website needs" is a CLE database....

"What this website needs" is a CLE database. First and foremost a complete set of schematics for the device. Certainly there's a repair manual that includes this info. Anyone have an old CLE repair...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,065
Posted By DougFord
...shim the appropriate shoe. :rolleyes:

...shim the appropriate shoe. :rolleyes:
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,026
Posted By DougFord
Can't see Nikon half-assing this project. I would...

Can't see Nikon half-assing this project. I would expect the camera to perform/operate at the same level of technical competence in the FF mirrorless market as their D850 performs in the dSLR market....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-08-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,162
Posted By DougFord
Invest your 3000 clams. If the primary reason...

Invest your 3000 clams. If the primary reason needs to be for the purchase of a camera, tell yourself that you're saving for a new Konost digital rangefinder camera. I predict that you will be both a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By DougFord
If we're singing the praises of John Van Stelen...

If we're singing the praises of John Van Stelen then I'll add that he rebuilt my Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm F/2.8, which was on the verge of developing the dreaded disease. Apparently this lens is a pain...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-24-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By DougFord
what's for Christmas?

1) another unicorn to add to the herd
2) a second pair of identical twin Sasquatches
3) and a brand new Konost digital rangefinder camera!

Merry Christmas everyone!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-21-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 7,079
Posted By DougFord
Reckon they have the fully digital M surrounded...

Reckon they have the fully digital M surrounded now. Maybe another couple of years.
I'm digging the design of this camera. Not a customer though. I'm up here in the bleacher seats.
Once the thing is...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-13-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,890
Posted By DougFord
...now graft the Sony EVF hump onto an M9. :eek:

...now graft the Sony EVF hump onto an M9. :eek:
Forum: RFF News 10-10-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,428
Posted By DougFord
Reminds me of the Amphicar Model 770, "It's not a...

Reminds me of the Amphicar Model 770, "It's not a good boat and it's not a good car, but it is both."

In a world of Konosts, I'll respect them for just bringing their product to market.
I'm not a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-20-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,517
Posted By DougFord
If they're going to use common parts among the...

If they're going to use common parts among the two companies...
Also, maybe we'll see Putin posing with a gold plated Zenit SL someday.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-18-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By DougFord
Back to the internet batman. There's all kinds of...

Back to the internet batman.
There's all kinds of people 'fixing stuff' and then posting about it on the interwebs.
Here's a link to someone re-assembling a summicron c. Don't know if it helps but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,787
Posted By DougFord
He should probably 'shim' his right shoe. I'd...

He should probably 'shim' his right shoe.
I'd recommend *Wamo's Photographer's Shims*.

Anyway, I guess it's down to just the two then - hipster with an iPhone, apple watch and pork pie hat or this...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-13-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,154
Posted By DougFord
Tell your wife, life is too short to not drive a...

Tell your wife, life is too short to not drive a Ferrari. :D
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-12-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,410
Posted By DougFord
I rather like Bruce's stuff. Thanks for...

I rather like Bruce's stuff.
Thanks for mentioning Dougie Wallace, interesting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,551
Posted By DougFord
O Winston Link... back in the day.

O Winston Link... back in the day.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 02-21-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 4,379
Posted By DougFord
Consolidation. Maybe not Canikon but maybe...

Consolidation.
Maybe not Canikon but maybe Foxconnikon. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,521
Posted By DougFord
I could live with a 35mm lens focused at about...

I could live with a 35mm lens focused at about six feet @ f4 *, so adjustment of the shutter speed makes the most sense.

*-FF
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-27-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 12,538
Posted By DougFord
Just a great idea. It's a small area on which to...

Just a great idea.
It's a small area on which to engrave, keep it simple.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-24-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,633
Posted By DougFord
M10 .

M10

.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-12-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,524
Posted By DougFord
Looks badass to me. A more refined...

Looks badass to me.
A more refined interpretation of a digital M; would also expect a substantial increase in battery runtime in 'old school mode' (no LV/no chimping).
Looking forward to the...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,619
Posted By DougFord
A very sad day for the RFF community. My prayers...

A very sad day for the RFF community.
My prayers and thoughts to his family and all those who are grieving the loss of Tom Abrahamsson in their life.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-04-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 11,044
Posted By DougFord
My opinion is as follows with regards to the next...

My opinion is as follows with regards to the next M camera.
The M10 will be the first 'Panasonic M' model introduced to date.
I'm also assuming that Panasonic 'had a hand in' designing the internal...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 53,773
Posted By DougFord
Do these guys hold any patents that might suggest...

Do these guys hold any patents that might suggest that they've actually developed some novel or innovative design solutions? Possible investors might be interested in such. The animated chess pieces...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-16-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 53,773
Posted By DougFord
Well, if you want to release the product, at some...

Well, if you want to release the product, at some point you need to kill the engineers...or so they say.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-05-2016
Replies: 124
Views: 11,044
Posted By DougFord
Presumably, the M10 will have a greater...

Presumably, the M10 will have a greater percentage of Panasonic content/involvement then of any M camera to date. Along with its refined body design, the M10 could be a substantial upgrade from the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4,119
Posted By DougFord
I've seen some examples that I thought were quite...

I've seen some examples that I thought were quite creative in their implementation.
Did I miss the twerking thread??
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-12-2016
Replies: 629
Views: 48,524
Posted By DougFord
The ubiquity of lens mount adapters of every sort...

The ubiquity of lens mount adapters of every sort makes the slightly extended flange of the new M seem like not such a big deal.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-18-2016
Replies: 140
Views: 12,431
Posted By DougFord
I purchased an Olympus C-2020 back around the...

I purchased an Olympus C-2020 back around the turn of the century. It's dead now.
Currently, I patiently wait for the convergence of smartphone/camera technologies before wading back in. The new...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-17-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 25,451
Posted By DougFord
Presumably the build and performance will be...

Presumably the build and performance will be stellar. Looks cool. Also a nice small lens for the adapter crowd.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2016
Replies: 353
Views: 23,538
Posted By DougFord
top three - Leica m6 classic with 35mm...

top three -

Leica m6 classic with 35mm summicron iv
Contax T3
Ricoh GR film camera w/coffee grinder motor, arrrrg!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 10,053
Posted By DougFord
...otherwise known as the dongle renaissance....

...otherwise known as the dongle renaissance. Want to charge your iphone and plug in your earphones, try the classic y-cable.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-14-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,482
Posted By DougFord
I'll jump on the bandwagon and choose the M6 with...

I'll jump on the bandwagon and choose the M6 with the 35mm cron as well. I'd try to shoot at f4 for anything within 10 feet as light allows.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-25-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,192
Posted By DougFord
I only like taking pictures of the photons that...

I only like taking pictures of the photons that bounce off of interesting matter. lol
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-07-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 14,326
Posted By DougFord
It has been awhile since I've last sent camera...

It has been awhile since I've last sent camera gear to Sherry for repair. I never had any complaints with the quality of her work. Switched to someone closer though, Steve's Camera in LA.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 4,451
Posted By DougFord
I abhor violence of any kind, however... I guess...

I abhor violence of any kind, however...

I guess you could have bonked her on the head with your unreal leica camera and then asked her politely, "does it feel real now?" Of course she could claim...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-06-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,561
Posted By DougFord
You've done good, well deserved.

You've done good, well deserved.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-05-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 10,908
Posted By DougFord
...writes poems about 'pocket t-shirts'.

...writes poems about 'pocket t-shirts'.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 2,833
Posted By DougFord
*snark alert* What? You don't wanna buy a key...

*snark alert*
What? You don't wanna buy a key chain or some cufflinks??
I reckon you'll see a shoehorn before you'll see a shutter.

Don't get me wrong, I think a modernized Leica film camera would...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,040
Posted By DougFord
do you think cameras hang out and ask each other if their owners have soul?

...I've forwarded your question to the 'photographing chimp'.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By DougFord
Very effective lighting technique. "I can't move...

Very effective lighting technique.
"I can't move the sun, and it's always in the wrong place...". Has me wondering about O. Winston Link with drones.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 4,600
Posted By DougFord
I really like the way the light propagates on...

I really like the way the light propagates on this scene. The tonality is very good. These aesthetic elements leave me wanting for content that is worthy.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-05-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 25,132
Posted By DougFord
...now they're removing parts and charging more?...

...now they're removing parts and charging more? The halcyon days I tell ya, the halcyon days.
Forum: RFF News 03-03-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 9,884
Posted By DougFord
Who really cares how many digital cameras are...

Who really cares how many digital cameras are being sold?
Design high-end enthusiast models for the educated consumer. Were companies like Sony losing or making money back in the day of the digital...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-26-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 6,371
Posted By DougFord
I have a preference for cameraless flip-phones...

I have a preference for cameraless flip-phones with large buttons :mad:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-23-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,470
Posted By DougFord
great shot, kudos to the photog

great shot, kudos to the photog
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-20-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 6,382
Posted By DougFord
All of the headaches of managing separate model...

All of the headaches of managing separate model numbers and inventory for such a small niche market device seems improbable.
The voltage controlled low-pass filter in the RX1R II is a great idea. No...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-27-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 5,261
Posted By DougFord
Mr. Potato Head, nose, mouth and eyes should do...

Mr. Potato Head, nose, mouth and eyes should do it.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-23-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,263
Posted By DougFord
Curtis is a serious man. Nice shots.

Curtis is a serious man. Nice shots.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 01-20-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 6,349
Posted By DougFord
Wink ...it's the street shooting rig that will be all...

...it's the street shooting rig that will be all the rage in the City of Bikini Bottom.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-13-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 5,961
Posted By DougFord
Looks badass. I would presume its performance to...

Looks badass. I would presume its performance to be as well. Can't wait for the reviews.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-08-2016
Replies: 205
Views: 27,561
Posted By DougFord
Elmarit-m 28mm 2.8 asph lens, purchased new, soon...

Elmarit-m 28mm 2.8 asph lens, purchased new, soon after it was released. It made for a very nice combo when paired with the CLE. Long since sold. My first and presumably my last purchase of a new...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-14-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,475
Posted By DougFord
...not so fast

During the recent holiday I noticed that one of my nieces had bought a small canikon dSLR. My niece and her husband are in their mid-twenties and are diehard Apple product fanatics. But they've got a...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-10-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 4,809
Posted By DougFord
...a new Contax?? Make mine a Contax T3 digital....

...a new Contax??
Make mine a Contax T3 digital. Same relative size as the film version...thank you FF curved sensor...could happen. lol
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-04-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,985
Posted By DougFord
...this is 'peter lik' pathetic.

...this is 'peter lik' pathetic.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-22-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 18,474
Posted By DougFord
If the shutter is closed during both focus and...

If the shutter is closed during both focus and exposure acquisition, is it possible for the sensor to operate in a 'low current' stand-by mode? This would allow a 'walk around mode' with instant-on...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-20-2015
Replies: 97
Views: 8,924
Posted By DougFord
Beg, borrow or steal the camera that you think...

Beg, borrow or steal the camera that you think will give you better images than the one you own.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-13-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 84,440
Posted By DougFord
Alienated?...never more than the day I learned...

Alienated?...never more than the day I learned that Leica would not be releasing a shoehorn.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-11-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,433
Posted By DougFord
What, no shoehorn??

What, no shoehorn??
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-11-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,455
Posted By DougFord
The bloodline will continue, but a successor, for...

The bloodline will continue, but a successor, for the sake of profit and prosperity, has been named. :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-10-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,455
Posted By DougFord
When you look through the viewfinder on the...

When you look through the viewfinder on the successor to the 240M, I think you'll have viewing access to both natural and artificial light sources of your subject.
I'd expect Leica(sonic) to come up...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,972
Posted By DougFord
Heretofore RFF was predominately 'monkey centric'...

Heretofore RFF was predominately 'monkey centric' with regards to camera toting beasts. :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-15-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,515
Posted By DougFord
Looks to be a variant of the Fuji hybrid...

Looks to be a variant of the Fuji hybrid VF.

from the patent -

The invention had the object with which an optoelectronic distance measurement system for AF control to combine the advantages of an...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-09-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 12,225
Posted By DougFord
...and Sony should let Zeiss engineers design one...

...and Sony should let Zeiss engineers design one of their camera models.
I think the Leica/Panasonic partnership (Leica Q forward) is a great partnership model within the industry, especially with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-02-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 5,414
Posted By DougFord
A smaller, lighter version of the RX1. Then I...

A smaller, lighter version of the RX1. Then I could paint my masterpiece. lol
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 09-22-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,672
Posted By DougFord
Availability issues may be contributing to this...

Availability issues may be contributing to this as well.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,449
Posted By DougFord
Funny but wrong. I thought a 'twisted carnival...

Funny but wrong.
I thought a 'twisted carnival barker/master of ceremony' would suit the exhibit. 'The Drake' persona works for me. Ref: Hobo with a shotgun.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-21-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,449
Posted By DougFord
The branding and the commercial potential go hand...

The branding and the commercial potential go hand in hand.
...where's "The Drake"?? lol
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-17-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 5,015
Posted By DougFord
'More effort' presumably means a bigger budget....

'More effort' presumably means a bigger budget. Their top engineers with the funds and the technological resources to get the job done? Or just a slight increase in budget combined with a cynical...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,381
Posted By DougFord
The compact version of this phone has got my...

The compact version of this phone has got my interest. Obviously if photo IQ is your top priority in a cell phone then an iPhone is down list but still 'good enough' and eminently capable by todays...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-10-2015
Replies: 314
Views: 87,241
Posted By DougFord
I don't always scan film, but when I do, I use...

I don't always scan film, but when I do, I use the Minolta elite 5400
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,155
Posted By DougFord
...that's a bird, that's a cow, that's a horse...

...that's a bird, that's a cow, that's a horse with a hat on it. capt Murdock

simplified graphic of visible light spectrum with hat on it ?? :-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By DougFord
fun read, thanks for posting

fun read, thanks for posting
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-10-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 7,448
Posted By DougFord
'The 6 degrees of Lenny K' is the key that...

'The 6 degrees of Lenny K' is the key that unlocks all this mess...probably.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-08-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 4,920
Posted By DougFord
Well if the obnoxious little **** is gonna pull...

Well if the obnoxious little **** is gonna pull on your nose and kick you in the shins then I'd take a pass as well.
More than likely the child is not the devil's spawn but rather a sweet kid with an...
Forum: RFF News 08-04-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 11,513
Posted By DougFord
Full speed ahead. Apparently the 'new' head...

Full speed ahead. Apparently the 'new' head cheese wants to move things along at a reasonable pace.
This model/design/camera was a foregone conclusion, only its release date was in question. It...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-23-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3,074
Posted By DougFord
Apparently he only used the Nikon for his...

Apparently he only used the Nikon for his straight horizon shots...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-17-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,123
Posted By DougFord
The first set - first photo - love the...

The first set - first photo - love the expression, dislike the photo from a compositional standpoint. I would practice this perspective till I got a good one.
Second photo - round file
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-07-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 7,851
Posted By DougFord
I'm thinking just one more generation M with the...

I'm thinking just one more generation M with the classic RF assembly, then the full digital M with dual purpose mount and AF lenses, as others speculate.
The classic RF camera is relegated to second...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 07-02-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 10,380
Posted By DougFord
To date, certainly the finest Japanese camera...

To date, certainly the finest Japanese camera Wetzlar has ever assembled. lol
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-26-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,002
Posted By DougFord
the first, the exposure especially the hair.

the first, the exposure especially the hair.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-19-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,557
Posted By DougFord
Leica's response should be interesting. I'd think...

Leica's response should be interesting.
I'd think that maybe one more digital M model with the traditional RF assembly perched on top is in the pipeline.
After that, a new dual purpose,...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-17-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,579
Posted By DougFord
...bizzaro Lenny K.

...bizzaro Lenny K.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-12-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 20,833
Posted By DougFord
Looks like Leica's future. The Lenny K, not so...

Looks like Leica's future. The Lenny K, not so much.
Signs of intelligent life...did they hire new engineers? lol
The manual focus system/operation looks to be a very competent design.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 33,115
Posted By DougFord
The purest will presumably have to wait for the...

The purest will presumably have to wait for the Sony RX2.
Then we'll all see whether corrections via software or curving the sensor 'wins', wins from a technical standpoint. These solutions are/will...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-31-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,670
Posted By DougFord
As a subset in the series of images I...

As a subset in the series of images I particularly like the interaction between parent/guardian and child samples.
Forum: Travel 04-16-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,193
Posted By DougFord
...try Slab City

...try Slab City
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-14-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 8,563
Posted By DougFord
Sell the company immediately while the brand name...

Sell the company immediately while the brand name still retains some value as a high-end source of photographic/imaging products. Think 'Lexus' division of Panasonic.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 3,887
Posted By DougFord
...that just might work, though I'd recommend...

...that just might work, though I'd recommend rotating it 90 degrees. (to the right obviously)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 3,887
Posted By DougFord
If it's not, ask for your money back.

If it's not, ask for your money back.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 3,887
Posted By DougFord
...a breath mint and a Tums should do the trick...

...a breath mint and a Tums should do the trick then. Also remember 'sunny 16' and the Alamo
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 3,887
Posted By DougFord
...oh and another thing, your breath stinks to!! ...

...oh and another thing, your breath stinks to!! lol
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-02-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,264
Posted By DougFord
...so you're saying Lenny ain't rubbing Leicas?...

...so you're saying Lenny ain't rubbing Leicas? If that's the case then this changes everything.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-02-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,264
Posted By DougFord
Hate to see this, a rock star not using a Leica...

Hate to see this, a rock star not using a Leica special edition. Won't you help, before it's too...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-28-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,203
Posted By DougFord
So by the turn of the century there was an...

So by the turn of the century there was an established photographic genre referred specifically to as 'street photography'?
Interesting.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2015
Replies: 220
Views: 53,773
Posted By DougFord
The whole presentation feels like a sales pitch...

The whole presentation feels like a sales pitch to you know who.
Focusing white chess pieces against a black background in an ambient light controlled environment is one thing, but vary the ambient...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-26-2015
Replies: 522
Views: 32,449
Posted By DougFord
It's a competent enough image but it would be...

It's a competent enough image but it would be better suited as part of a whole, a series exploring an abstract theme.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-26-2015
Replies: 522
Views: 32,449
Posted By DougFord
Well you blew it Frank, simple as that. Happening...

Well you blew it Frank, simple as that. Happening upon a 'developing scene' like this to work with, your decision is to pressed the shutter once?? From that perspective?
As others have suggested,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-24-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,264
Posted By DougFord
As previously stated, it's an aesthetic that...

As previously stated, it's an aesthetic that suggests experience.
Some people have a 'novel in them', others...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,403
Posted By DougFord
If there's a product with an exploitable,...

If there's a product with an exploitable, technological specification differential, for use in a scientific and/or artistic application and it also makes money for the manufacturer, how bad can it...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-03-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,744
Posted By DougFord
Looks promising, awaiting specs and comprehensive...

Looks promising, awaiting specs and comprehensive review.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 01-20-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,121
Posted By DougFord
...we don't need no stink'n badges. lol +1 rff...

...we don't need no stink'n badges. lol

+1 rff street forum
Forum: RFF News 12-21-2014
Replies: 291
Views: 47,997
Posted By DougFord
thanks for the links. I'll read through all of...

thanks for the links.
I'll read through all of the technical data and opinions based on what's known or currently understood on the issue but it'll probably just make my head hurt. (lol)
Forum: RFF News 12-20-2014
Replies: 291
Views: 47,997
Posted By DougFord
Might they 'rework' existing faulty sensors,...

Might they 'rework' existing faulty sensors, rather than manufacture new sensors, in an attempt to solve the issue?
Has this possibility been eliminated?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-17-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 6,821
Posted By DougFord
excellent short story, thanks for sharing

excellent short story, thanks for sharing
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 3,967
Posted By DougFord
Want'a make an easy 2k next time you're in...

Want'a make an easy 2k next time you're in Canada? Two words - plumber's butt.
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 10-31-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 7,315
Posted By DougFord
Manufacturing a basic FF base module that...

Manufacturing a basic FF base module that includes sensor/electronics/lens mount (E&M) is interesting. Along the top portion of the device is where you attach either the EVF module or the....wait for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 5,960
Posted By DougFord
YF - Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You must be...

YF -

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You must be Igor.
[He pronounces it ee-gor]
Igor: No, it's pronounced "eye-gor."
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: But they told me it was "ee-gor."
Igor: Well, they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 5,001
Posted By DougFord
I'd like a contax T3 with dedicated...

I'd like a contax T3 with dedicated aperture/shutter speed dials to allow full manual control. The manual focus control via a ring around the base of the lens including f-stop and distance markings....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-30-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,253
Posted By DougFord
I would of used a couple rolls of kodachrome to...

I would of used a couple rolls of kodachrome to document the proceedings. Painting a word picture to describe the contents of the rolls to future generations would be part of the fun.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-13-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 5,219
Posted By DougFord
I'll cheat, as the question specifies non-fixed...

I'll cheat, as the question specifies non-fixed lens cameras.
As a fixed lens variant of a medium format camera I'd look to the sony rx2 and extrapolate from there with respect to increased sensor...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,509
Posted By DougFord
yes, agreed, excellent.

yes, agreed, excellent.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-10-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,085
Posted By DougFord
kodachrome

kodachrome
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,816
Posted By DougFord
I should sell my... GR1v, zeiss 35mm c-biogon,...

I should sell my...
GR1v, zeiss 35mm c-biogon, cl, cle, summicron 40mm, 50mm etc.
so I could....
buy a smallish high-end fixed lens digital camera.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-15-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 7,044
Posted By DougFord
...recently spotted Elvis at the flea market with...

...recently spotted Elvis at the flea market with one of those 'photographing chimps'. The beast was toting a speed graphic fwiw.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-10-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 10,411
Posted By DougFord
I'm transitioning from film to digital. After...

I'm transitioning from film to digital. After selling my film gear I'll buy some sort of dedicated small light weight fixed lens digital camera. If it turns out that I dislike digital photography,...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 08-07-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 7,408
Posted By DougFord
my wish list I'd like to see the camera body...

my wish list

I'd like to see the camera body dimensions remain the same as the RX1.
I'd like to see the lens size and weight reduced by ~30%.
I'd like to see one fall out of the sky and into my lap.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-05-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 8,745
Posted By DougFord
Since the OP keeps mentioning the medium that...

Since the OP keeps mentioning the medium that they are viewing photographs on, projected light, too small, too bright, too dim too etc. I thought as you, perhaps we're talking about some sort of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,465
Posted By DougFord
Changing your perspective can't be a bad thing,...

Changing your perspective can't be a bad thing, can it? We are talking photography. I've seen some amazing 'drone' photography.
And if its marketable, its marketable. In the end you either get the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,582
Posted By DougFord
the sony rx2. Yeah, I know it doesn't exist yet...

the sony rx2.
Yeah, I know it doesn't exist yet but neither does the money I'd need to buy one. (see what I did there?)
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-23-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,973
Posted By DougFord
+ 1, very nice

+ 1, very nice
Forum: RFF Polls 07-20-2014
Replies: 240
Views: 157,268
Posted By DougFord
:D ----------------

:D



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Forum: RFF Polls 07-20-2014
Replies: 240
Views: 157,268
Posted By DougFord
Jersey born and bred.

Jersey born and bred.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-28-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,280
Posted By DougFord
Agreed. Any idiot can leave their google glasses...

Agreed. Any idiot can leave their google glasses in record mode all day. The software will determine a 'hit or a miss'. This sort of recognition software could even contain a biomarker of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,224
Posted By DougFord
D'oh! .

D'oh!


.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-20-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,184
Posted By DougFord
I've pressed the shutter button plenty of times...

I've pressed the shutter button plenty of times that I've thought 'this is a photograph'. Upon closer inspection, near miss, aka drats!
How could I have been so wrong? Perhaps we're romanticizing the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 12,287
Posted By DougFord
These things represent an investment strategy....

These things represent an investment strategy.
There are plenty of cameras available on the open used market that will get the job done. Leica keeps doing what it does because people keep behaving...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,527
Posted By DougFord
Looks like you're enjoying the M240. Now that...

Looks like you're enjoying the M240. Now that you're a member, I hope to see more of your pics posted here at rff.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-07-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,672
Posted By DougFord
Looks like Bruce is having fun, earning a living...

Looks like Bruce is having fun, earning a living taking photographs.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,880
Posted By DougFord
If the repair person replaced an entire shutter...

If the repair person replaced an entire shutter curtain assembly with a NEW factory built one and the installation and adjustments of the assembly meet the manufacturers specification and it fails...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 05-02-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,325
Posted By DougFord
Does Leica manufacture any lens that's not...

Does Leica manufacture any lens that's not recognized by the camera for optical correction purposes after the fact?
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-27-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 5,429
Posted By DougFord
My vote is that the x vario is the odd man...

My vote is that the x vario is the odd man out.
Refresh the fixed lens x2, T design aesthetic and UI.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-26-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 20,204
Posted By DougFord
It'll be interesting to read your views on the...

It'll be interesting to read your views on the camera's user interface and its IQ, particularly with the native 23mm.
And yet another digital back to test legacy lenses on. Should be fun.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-26-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 20,204
Posted By DougFord
Well if you're seen around these parts with it...

Well if you're seen around these parts with it you'll be hung by your thumbs. So learn how to operate it with your feet. (lol)

Leica wants to sell an 'intrinsic' value in the product. The rubbing...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-26-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 20,204
Posted By DougFord
How about the optics? A generation old?? The...

How about the optics? A generation old??

The form factor is recognizable for a reason.
When you walk into a Leica store/boutique today, what'a see? Their optics are certainly state of the art if...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-24-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 20,204
Posted By DougFord
I had myself duct taped to a chair with my eye...

I had myself duct taped to a chair with my eye lids pried open but could only make it to the 3:04 mark. lol

Actually I think this camera will sell extremely well to the targeted audience. I'd kill...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-23-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 5,511
Posted By DougFord
The register distance looks to be too close to...

The register distance looks to be too close to Sony's. What's the spec?
Space for a smart adapter would be required to use those 'inexpensive Panasonic' AF lenses on your Sony a6000.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-19-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 8,515
Posted By DougFord
I really like this shot, the composition is...

I really like this shot, the composition is excellent. (Strip away the color)
I'm a sucker for diagonals in a composition and they work exceedingly well, imo, in this image.
So the issue becomes, for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,586
Posted By DougFord
Nickname, sort of. I'll refer to any...

Nickname, sort of.
I'll refer to any electromechanical device that's not operating to spec a POS.
Just because a device is operating to spec doesn't render it immune to the POS moniker. If this is...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-15-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 6,345
Posted By DougFord
I use to like using a 35mm lens with a yellow...

I use to like using a 35mm lens with a yellow filter, shooting in the mid day sun @ f4.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,853
Posted By DougFord
This link works for me, thanks. The new tech...

This link works for me, thanks.
The new tech looks good on paper. But then again, there are a few possible future competing technologies that look good on paper.
Thanks to the OP for the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-27-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By DougFord
I've always admired this guy's photography. Some...

I've always admired this guy's photography.
Some great images from him, again.
Thanks for posting.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-27-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,137
Posted By DougFord
Even in aperture priority mode the camera will...

Even in aperture priority mode the camera will over ride your selection unless your selected aperture falls within the manufacturers chart for correct exposure with respect to the camera's shutter...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-09-2014
Replies: 213
Views: 25,107
Posted By DougFord
...do not be afraid, take us to your leader.

...do not be afraid, take us to your leader.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 6,300
Posted By DougFord
Something small, light weight and digital,...

Something small, light weight and digital, preferably with a fixed focal length lens. I suppose a short zoom would work. Maybe something like the GM1?
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-21-2014
Replies: 496
Views: 49,120
Posted By DougFord
...hope he chooses to go 'color' as well, might...

...hope he chooses to go 'color' as well, might help or not. :rolleyes:
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 7,005
Posted By DougFord
As previously mentioned, it looks a lot like a...

As previously mentioned, it looks a lot like a fishing tackle satchel. Maybe carry a six of beer along with a small firearm, canned corn and some pop'n fresh dough. Head on down to the Passaic river...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2014
Replies: 211
Views: 17,832
Posted By DougFord
I'm fixing to buy one, dunno just yet but...

I'm fixing to buy one, dunno just yet but something digital, probably in the neighborhood of e-35mm.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-28-2013
Replies: 201
Views: 25,876
Posted By DougFord
Apparently he's a romantic, well at least up to...

Apparently he's a romantic, well at least up to the point where money enters the picture.
The trend at leica is away from the RF assembly. The current M offers live-view and a Japanese designed EVF...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-24-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 5,382
Posted By DougFord
I'll probably buy a digital camera in '14, for...

I'll probably buy a digital camera in '14, for convenience, predominantly.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-18-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 5,789
Posted By DougFord
As others have stated I also believe that there's...

As others have stated I also believe that there's a melding of both attributes but where this point is crossed or not met is mostly a matter of opinion.
Here's an interesting project -...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-17-2013
Replies: 122
Views: 8,956
Posted By DougFord
ff . .

ff


. .
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-14-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 4,195
Posted By DougFord
^^^very funny

^^^very funny
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-13-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,979
Posted By DougFord
One of the commentators mentioned quantum film in...

One of the commentators mentioned quantum film in the attached article. Conceptually I totally dig the idea of quantum film. Whether the technology will be a commercially viable solution to the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-11-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,005
Posted By DougFord
Congratulations on landing the job.

Congratulations on landing the job.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-11-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 11,378
Posted By DougFord
...professional looking equipment is the correct...

...professional looking equipment is the correct answer, apparently.
http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/11/5090876/journalists-reportedly-banned-from-instagramming-2014-winter-olympics
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 23,933
Posted By DougFord
Eleven pages and counting, just in this thread...

Eleven pages and counting, just in this thread alone.
No, I can not imagine why blog writers would ever use the term 'Leica killer'. :rolleyes:
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-22-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,003
Posted By DougFord
Fascinating, thanks for posting.

Fascinating, thanks for posting.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-18-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 20,883
Posted By DougFord
Will it or won't it? The sony a7series look...

Will it or won't it?
The sony a7series look promising and IF Leica lenses perform to a higher standard on these cameras as opposed to the m240 they will definitely have an impact on Leica sales.
But...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-07-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,652
Posted By DougFord
Haven't used a rf camera in quite awhile but...

Haven't used a rf camera in quite awhile but typically I'd zone focus as a starting point and if time permitted, I'd fine tune the focus.
When using an af camera, typically I'll just use zone focus...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-26-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 5,048
Posted By DougFord
...come on poor man's RX1. (from whomever)

...come on poor man's RX1. (from whomever)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2013
Replies: 148
Views: 8,889
Posted By DougFord
Loved my m6 classic. Bought a used ttl, never...

Loved my m6 classic. Bought a used ttl, never even used it. Resold. (lol)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-10-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 5,385
Posted By DougFord
...looks like he's got it surrounded.

...looks like he's got it surrounded.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-10-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 5,385
Posted By DougFord
So it's ok to change the FOV (cropping) after the...

So it's ok to change the FOV (cropping) after the fact, but it you have the resources to change the DOF, it's not?
Who knew? :rolleyes:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,548
Posted By DougFord
Sounds like a plan. Me? I'd attach one to a...

Sounds like a plan.
Me? I'd attach one to a headband and wear it around like a miner's light.
Camera? What camera? (lol)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-27-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,426
Posted By DougFord
I like the vagabond option as well. Low weight,...

I like the vagabond option as well. Low weight, familiarity with its operation (yours not mine) and demonstrated reliability.
Seal it in a plastic container for transport.
Of course you realize that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By DougFord
The 'Ignatz' :D

The 'Ignatz' :D
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-23-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,238
Posted By DougFord
Does her torso move in sympathy with the...

Does her torso move in sympathy with the tremors?
Perhaps a weighted lanyard with one of those Sony qx10/100 units attached. Viewing/shutter/zoom activation would still be done by hand via smart...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-21-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 6,433
Posted By DougFord
Art is Carney

Art is Carney
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-20-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 6,643
Posted By DougFord
Earning its keep from day one, apparently.

Earning its keep from day one, apparently.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,271
Posted By DougFord
I'm the same way. I prefer not to crop at all,...

I'm the same way. I prefer not to crop at all, but when I do (10%) I always try to stick to the 3:2 aspect ratio.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-14-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,529
Posted By DougFord
Family pics are the only ones with any real...

Family pics are the only ones with any real value, everything else gets thrown into the pit.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-13-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 101,894
Posted By DougFord
Has anyone checked the pond yet?

Has anyone checked the pond yet?
Forum: RFF Polls 08-12-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 41,889
Posted By DougFord
I preview all shots, low res scan. I scan the...

I preview all shots, low res scan.
I scan the 'good' ones using hi res tiff scan.
I dodge/ burn/ sharpen the chosen.
I place all negs in plastic file holders so that I can return and correct my...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-09-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 10,976
Posted By DougFord
All doug fords are numbered and easily locatable....

All doug fords are numbered and easily locatable. :D

So do the pictures of dedicated cell phone camera users better, in general, their previous attempts with a P&S zoom camera? Any self perceived...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-09-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 10,976
Posted By DougFord
It would be interesting to view the photographs...

It would be interesting to view the photographs of individuals that 'grew up' using a zoom P&S camera prior to their dedicated use of a cell phone camera.
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