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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 304
Views: 31,056
Posted By peterm1
Shot circa 2000 on a trip to Bali, this casual...

Shot circa 2000 on a trip to Bali, this casual portrait of my soon to be wife (then aged 35) was taken with a Nikon F801s and 28-85mm f3.5-4.5 (my camera and travel lens of choice back then) but...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1,684
Views: 107,769
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48780415792_a3...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48780415792_a3c42ee6e2_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hjyo8A)Dark Street (https://flic.kr/p/2hjyo8A) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,502
Posted By peterm1
If disks go bad, then why on earth do people not...

If disks go bad, then why on earth do people not take the opportunity while they are still working, to "rip" the music to their PC hard drive. If you use a Windows PC then the Windows Media Player...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 694
Views: 87,205
Posted By peterm1
Here is a collection of my sea themed shots which...

Here is a collection of my sea themed shots which I suspect I have not posted before at elast for many of them.

The Low Isles Port Douglas...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 606
Views: 52,010
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48790126818_cc...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48790126818_ccdc095006_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hkq9T5)The Light From Behind (https://flic.kr/p/2hkq9T5) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 491
Posted By peterm1
Yep, noted. Truth is, I always take reviews with...

Yep, noted. Truth is, I always take reviews with a grain of salt. Seldom are they really conducted in a rigorous, scientific way and people also have their own preferences and biases. Not even...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 491
Posted By peterm1
Yes it is superb. I would have suggested it but...

Yes it is superb. I would have suggested it but thought that the zooms you were considering were AF ones for some reason, probably because you are looking to replace an another AF lens. I have the Ai...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 491
Posted By peterm1
In relation to the 28-85mm - selling it and then...

In relation to the 28-85mm - selling it and then buying one back. That is exactly what I did. :)

I do not even know why I sold it. I suspect it was because back then I had a D70s which was an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 491
Posted By peterm1
Interesting. I had never heard that before. I...

Interesting. I had never heard that before. I must check mine as I have not used it for the past year (too many lenses not enough time)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 491
Posted By peterm1
For a consumer grade lens the AF 35-70mm f3.3-4.5...

For a consumer grade lens the AF 35-70mm f3.3-4.5 performs surprisingly well especially when stopped down (as is usual with such lenses). I have the first AF version of this lens and while I do not...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 3,653
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/4007/4315028688_8df5b70800_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7ziDGm)Blossoms on Black (https://flic.kr/p/7ziDGm) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 6 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,738
Posted By peterm1
I started my photography with Pentax lenses - the...

I started my photography with Pentax lenses - the screw mount M42 versions for the most part. I did, for a brief time, buy and use an early Pentax AF camera and lens and while the camera itself was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 527
Views: 46,699
Posted By peterm1
While I do not usually make street photos of...

While I do not usually make street photos of kids, for obvious reasons these in these hyper sensitive times, this little fellow's dad was present and was happy for me to take the shot....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By peterm1
I kind of think that if someone cemented the...

I kind of think that if someone cemented the screws in with something like epoxy then you are screwed. hahahaha See what I did there (sorry, they do say that word play is the least creditable kind of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By peterm1
Another possibility then may be to use a slightly...

Another possibility then may be to use a slightly larger drill - the same diameter as the counter sink of the head. Carefully drill the head off leaving the threaded screw shank intact. (This assumes...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By peterm1
You can buy screw removers but I have never seen...

You can buy screw removers but I have never seen them in sizes for small screws like the ones, I am sure are in your lens mount. One thought though, is that you might try to ask a specialist supplier...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,539
Posted By peterm1
The problem with rangefinders is...

The problem with rangefinders is that..........they are all Nikon F SLRs in disguise (apparently) ;) :) :)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169666&highlight=nikon+f
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,387
Views: 326,722
Posted By peterm1
This is a mixed bag of a few older shots from a...

This is a mixed bag of a few older shots from a few years ago taken with an M8 and various lenses (though often with a Ver 3 Summicron 50mm or a ver 4 Summicron 35mm). I have to admit the combo....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By peterm1
I heard its images are a...

I heard its images are a bit.............soft.

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/super-villain/images/9/91/3998596-dr-evil.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140805055410
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By peterm1
I am tempted to get the new 75mm f1.5 Nokton....

I am tempted to get the new 75mm f1.5 Nokton. https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review-voigtlander-75mm-f1-5-vm/
It seems to perform very well and in the classic looks department it is a super model. And...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 2,606
Posted By peterm1
If you can stretch your budget I would go for the...

If you can stretch your budget I would go for the M240 myself. The CMOS sensor gives pretty good dynamic range unlike the CCD sensors of the M8 and M9. I still have an M8 and have considered...
Forum: Photo Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By peterm1
I seem to remember that the whole suite of Nik...

I seem to remember that the whole suite of Nik image software was bundled in a single installer originally and I presume (I cannot recall) you can select which of these to install when you run that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,168
Posted By peterm1
A battleship has a rangefinder for its artillery....

A battleship has a rangefinder for its artillery. I suppose that makes it a camera. Its a bit heavy to carry about though.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 326
Views: 34,078
Posted By peterm1
Ladies who...

Ladies who Lunch

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48845469476_055eefe5da_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hqiNjQ)Morning Tea, Reflections, Shadows 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2hqiNjQ) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 271
Views: 30,781
Posted By peterm1
Thanks for reviving this thread Lynn. it make me...

Thanks for reviving this thread Lynn. it make me remember that I have a couple from home.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48839877832_01ca68890e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hpP98b)Statue with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,168
Posted By peterm1
"Answer likely someplace; just too lazy to...

"Answer likely someplace; just too lazy to search." Clearly BobBill does not understand what a "rangefinder" camera is and is too lazy to search (his words). Really? Is he suggesting any camera you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4,607
Views: 1,309,798
Posted By peterm1
Oops. Sorry. I wondered why I had not posted...

Oops. Sorry. I wondered why I had not posted previously to this thread. I should have read it's classification more closely.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4,607
Views: 1,309,798
Posted By peterm1
Leica M8, Summicron 50mm f2 version 3, Processed...

Leica M8, Summicron 50mm f2 version 3, Processed with Nik Plugins.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48768185616_e082cc1f17_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hitGwu)The Elegant Hand Takes a Relaxed Brunch...
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,224
Posted By peterm1
Hindu Kush? Photo below by an Australian...

Hindu Kush?

Photo below by an Australian Photographer Grant Dixon - looks kinda similar to me!

And yes, I would not go there........ :) But good for you that you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5,603
Views: 496,857
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48845469476_5d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48845469476_5df04b0ed7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hqiNjQ)Morning Tea, Reflections, Shadows 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2hqiNjQ) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5,603
Views: 496,857
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48790126818_cc...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48790126818_ccdc095006_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hkq9T5)The Light From Behind (https://flic.kr/p/2hkq9T5) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 42,791
Posted By peterm1
Forgive me for this post but I thought people...

Forgive me for this post but I thought people could be interested. While I do not have a picture of my Canon camera (my last one being a IVSB) having now sold it I did keep some Canon lenses which I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,395
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Mike The bathroom works for me too in the...

Thanks Mike

The bathroom works for me too in the contemplation department. But there is one problem with it. Which is best inferred from the words of a funny limerick.......

There once was a man...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By peterm1
Resorts, hotels, holidays especially overseas

Several years ago we treated ourselves to a holiday in beautiful Bali at one of their very nice villa resorts. Not a usual thing for us but my wife had been working very hard without a break for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,395
Posted By peterm1
It's nice to have a quiet, private place to sit...

It's nice to have a quiet, private place to sit and contemplate or read.

https://i.imgur.com/Yz7g3Xm.jpg

Even my cat says so.

https://i.imgur.com/IC2rOxT.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 476
Views: 23,412
Posted By peterm1
I lost a red dot from a Leica lens (no idea how)...

I lost a red dot from a Leica lens (no idea how) and here is what I did in the days before internet selling became widely available.

I recalled seeing dress maker's pins with various colored round...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By peterm1
You can buy an adapter for some Contax lenses and...

You can buy an adapter for some Contax lenses and I believe the Sonnar 50mm is one lens that works on the adapters. Not sure about the 85mm and not sure about the technicalities of adapting a Robot...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,395
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Paulbe. Yes you got it in one. Serenity is...

Thanks Paulbe. Yes you got it in one. Serenity is what I was going for.

"Feel the serenity"

(Probably only Aussies will get the quote which is a cultural reference to an old and much loved...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,319
Posted By peterm1
Hey Smaug, if you sold all of your collection...

Hey Smaug, if you sold all of your collection would this then be known as "The Desolation of Smaug"?

(A little Lord of the Rings joke there)....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By peterm1
I love the historical connections too. Robert...

I love the historical connections too. Robert Capa etc. I had a prewar Contax and really enjoyed using it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,395
Posted By peterm1
I tend to use art - especially Asian art as a...

I tend to use art - especially Asian art as a theme in my home (always been a bit arty farty.......... and a self confessed neat freak). And as you will see in two photos below I even have an Asian...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,395
Posted By peterm1
My little Buddha acolyte who sits by my front...

My little Buddha acolyte who sits by my front door. He started out as an inexpensive concrete statue which I carefully polychromed in the style of Asian statues and then distressed to make it look...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 13,269
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48792015812_46...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48792015812_4694e94283_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hkzQpW)A Moment of Quiet Contemplation (https://flic.kr/p/2hkzQpW) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,814
Posted By peterm1
Haha haha. You do not need to explain to me...

Haha haha.

You do not need to explain to me Mike. I am constantly doubling and tripling up on lenses in focal lengths I like. Good to know there is someone just as addicted as I am.

Often too only...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 5,387
Posted By peterm1
I am somewhat the same with regard to reading -...

I am somewhat the same with regard to reading - mainly history, social history and biography are probably my favorites. I have recently discovered an Oxfam charity bookshop in my city which is very...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,814
Posted By peterm1
Mike I am wondering if you have shot with the...

Mike I am wondering if you have shot with the Voigtlander 75mm f1.8.

I have the above lens and like it but am curious as to how the two compare in the view of users.

BTW which I have not said so...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 5,387
Posted By peterm1
Chris, I notice you are reading William...

Chris, I notice you are reading William Manchester's biography of Winston Churchill. I did not realize he had written one on Churchill but really enjoy his writing on history. I first came across him...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 5,387
Posted By peterm1
Given how much he was apparently mistreated by...

Given how much he was apparently mistreated by his past owners I am guessing he learned to hunt to survive. And this is what you are seeing now.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,828
Posted By peterm1
Holy cr#p. If understood a single word of that...

Holy cr#p. If understood a single word of that article I would be very impressed. :)

Well actually I am impressed.
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,961
Posted By peterm1
This is true. But I am reconciled to it. I have...

This is true. But I am reconciled to it. I have written about this before - if the production line stop rolling the money soon runs out, the firm collapses and the cameras we take for granted no...
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,329
Posted By peterm1
Corel has recently been offering its PSP 2020...

Corel has recently been offering its PSP 2020 product as stated in the above post and is throwing in its video editor all for the princely sum of $71 Australian (about $50 US). So this is an...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,387
Views: 326,722
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48768185616_e0...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48768185616_e082cc1f17_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hitGwu)The Elegant Hand Takes a Relaxed Brunch (https://flic.kr/p/2hitGwu) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By peterm1
Maybe not what you had in mind................

Maybe not what you had in mind............. :)

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0883/2488/products/man_kicking_butt.jpg?v=1448980834
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,961
Posted By peterm1
Like you I am rather relaxed about its design...

Like you I am rather relaxed about its design although I can see some people's point of view that a sideways "flippy" screen (and or a screen that is reversible in situ) would be better in principle...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,684
Views: 107,769
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48761497556_fe...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48761497556_fe8d6fb06d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hhTqp7)Working the Street (https://flic.kr/p/2hhTqp7) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,961
Posted By peterm1
They would have lost too many potential customers...

They would have lost too many potential customers by doing that. Their solution (which admittedly is kind of a solution to a non existent problem given people can choose to turn off their LCD or just...
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,961
Posted By peterm1
An interesting concept which no doubt caters to...

An interesting concept which no doubt caters to the current fashion amongst youngsters for film photography. I am not condemning it by any means having cut my teeth on film cameras I can see some...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 5,387
Posted By peterm1
I would not exactly say my cat is mean to me....

I would not exactly say my cat is mean to me. When she goes into "attack mode" with me she always holds back a little - I do not think she is ever trying to hurt me deliberately but sometimes...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,109
Posted By peterm1
Yep I am just as puzzled and mystified by quantum...

Yep I am just as puzzled and mystified by quantum physics as the next guy but I keep on cogitating over it. That makes me a kind of quantum tragic. One who even reads limericks on quantum physics -...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,109
Posted By peterm1
In my case the Schrodinger's cat is usually...

In my case the Schrodinger's cat is usually inherent in the photos I make. Until I observe them and then process them on my PC I am never sure if the photos are any good or not. Until then they are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,109
Posted By peterm1
Its A Test! :^)

Its A Test! :^)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By peterm1
Further flexibility in choice of lens hoods can...

Further flexibility in choice of lens hoods can be had by using a stepping ring.

A trick I use is to mainly use 43mm as my standard for smaller diameter lens -37mm, 39mm, 40mm, 40.5m, 41mm etc....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 6,189
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48724733101_52...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48724733101_524ace4622_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2heCZBc)Buddha at the Door (https://flic.kr/p/2heCZBc) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By peterm1
Thanks for that. I am happy to insult myself...

Thanks for that. I am happy to insult myself however. :^)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,047
Posted By peterm1
Oh yes this is great too. Lynn. Love those...

Oh yes this is great too. Lynn. Love those reflections and the sense of movement
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,047
Posted By peterm1
Good one. I love reflections in wet pavements...

Good one. I love reflections in wet pavements etc. But somehow I never think to do them myself - probably because I am too soft to go out in rain.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure how one finds out the number of...

I am not sure how one finds out the number of posts made. Can someone enlighten?

Oops I am an idiot. I just saw it under my picture in THIS post.

5,496. Geez I need a life!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,047
Posted By peterm1
An alternate version of a photo I think I have...

An alternate version of a photo I think I have already posted. (Shot through a translucent window blind in a hotel where I was staying at Southbank, Melbourne a few years...
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 5,387
Posted By peterm1
"Haven't posted any photos of Sneaky in a while....

"Haven't posted any photos of Sneaky in a while. Here are some from yesterday morning! He was in the kitchen hoping for MORE food (He already ate a bowl of canned food plus a large number of...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,684
Views: 107,769
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48729341026_e1...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48729341026_e1f6bd7faa_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hf3Bob)Scenes on the Street -Triptych (https://flic.kr/p/2hf3Bob) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,427
Posted By peterm1
Yes nice. Somehow I like shots taken through...

Yes nice. Somehow I like shots taken through public transport windows. I think the reason is that it adds a cinematic quality to the shot. And it raises ambiguous questions - people on buses and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,427
Posted By peterm1
I had anticipated someone asking this and it's a...

I had anticipated someone asking this and it's a fair question. The answer is yes to a point - any camera's files can be used.

I tend to divide post processing into 2 fundamental parts. The first...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By peterm1
That reminds me years ago I ended up with a whole...

That reminds me years ago I ended up with a whole set of filters in 39mm for Summicron and also for Summitar (Leitz, Walz, Hoya and others) including a deep red one - I think for a Summitar. I must...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,427
Posted By peterm1
In line with my post below about the M8's color...

In line with my post below about the M8's color rendition here are a few more made recently. I have indeed, if not totally and completely fallen back in love with my M8, at least ended our trial...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 828
Views: 92,481
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48652388206_cd...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48652388206_cdb1df3231_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h8fcZq)The Reader (https://flic.kr/p/2h8fcZq) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 248
Views: 15,350
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48704591042_65...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48704591042_65306c8191_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hcRL5j)Summer Rain, City Street (https://flic.kr/p/2hcRL5j) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2019
Replies: 5,603
Views: 496,857
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48710716391_12...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48710716391_12020b6623_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hdp9VM)The Look That Says it All (https://flic.kr/p/2hdp9VM) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 543
Views: 67,720
Posted By peterm1
Kind of partial to this one which I took...

Kind of partial to this one which I took recently:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48719528272_1ba09e387e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hebjoL)Cafe Study (https://flic.kr/p/2hebjoL) by Life in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 543
Views: 67,720
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48621872266_c6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48621872266_c656c4b75d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h5xNEw)Alla 3 (https://flic.kr/p/2h5xNEw) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 543
Views: 67,720
Posted By peterm1
Nice one Mike.

Nice one Mike.
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-10-2019
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,739,539
Posted By peterm1
OK this is not your typical smooshy-wooshy super...

OK this is not your typical smooshy-wooshy super smooth bokeh......but I do like the painterly quality of it in particular. (incidentally each of these have had some post processing in general i.e....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2019
Replies: 149
Views: 13,269
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48652388206_4b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48652388206_4bd1965e14_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h8fcZq)The Reader (https://flic.kr/p/2h8fcZq) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By peterm1
I do believe I have heard it recommended to focus...

I do believe I have heard it recommended to focus at MFD. I have not tried it though.

I have never heard of ignition inside the camera however. Though logically there has to be some degree of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,548
Posted By peterm1
If you really want a (relatively) inexpensive...

If you really want a (relatively) inexpensive Leica wide angle the one I would recommend is the 35mm Summaron f3.5. The earliest of these was in Leica Thread Mount so can be adapted (as I describe...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2019
Replies: 126
Views: 10,031
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48663929647_2f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48663929647_2faabab648_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h9gmRM)In vino....veritas (https://flic.kr/p/2h9gmRM) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-05-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By peterm1
I cannot comment on how the Z6 or Z7 perform but...

I cannot comment on how the Z6 or Z7 perform but I would expect they would perform well based on my experience with every other system I have used to mount vintage lenses.

I have used lenses from...
Forum: Travel 09-05-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By peterm1
Oh bugger it, do them both! Having thought about...

Oh bugger it, do them both! Having thought about it I would. You can catch a train (or bus) to move between them. The trip takes about 7 hours I am told. It may be possible to do the trip by water...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-04-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,295
Posted By peterm1
Agree. The aperture blades should not be...

Agree. The aperture blades should not be lubricated unless with a tiny bit of dry graphite powder administered by a fine painters brush. And even then its usually not needed or advisable - graphite...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-04-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 3,862
Posted By peterm1
It can be said however, that young women seem to...

It can be said however, that young women seem to be captivated by Leica. At least in my experience. Almost every time I go out into a crowded space with my M8 on my chest, someone (and that "someone"...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By peterm1
BTW this lens is worth fixing. While low contrast...

BTW this lens is worth fixing. While low contrast (made even less contrasty by the poor state of the coating on the front element of my specific lens) it does make nice images and low contrast is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By peterm1
I just had an epiphany. A blinding flash of...

I just had an epiphany.

A blinding flash of realization that points to something SO obvious I am kicking myself. I was grasping at straws and going down for the third time when suddenly I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2019
Replies: 397
Views: 44,950
Posted By peterm1
Through a bus...

Through a bus window

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48621620803_356bfca027_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h5wvUX)Barber Poles (https://flic.kr/p/2h5wvUX) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,600
Posted By peterm1
Yes Light Table is its name. And it is good to...

Yes Light Table is its name. And it is good to know that raising the negative helps. BTW how did you do that - did you make a carrier of some sort or did you already have a plastic carrier of the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-03-2019
Replies: 1,387
Views: 326,722
Posted By peterm1
It is not often that I can be accused of...

It is not often that I can be accused of inspiring someone. So will take this instance with pleasure. :)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,600
Posted By peterm1
For people who occasionally want to digitize a...

For people who occasionally want to digitize a film and of course already have a good macro lens and do not wish to buy a special device.

One hack I have tried for digitizing film (both negatives...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-03-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By peterm1
I had the same thought yesterday, but I will tell...

I had the same thought yesterday, but I will tell you about that shortly.

First I should say that I wanted to set up a more controlled situation to do some more extensive testing at 3 meters - I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-03-2019
Replies: 1,387
Views: 326,722
Posted By peterm1
Thank you very much for this. As I recall, the...

Thank you very much for this. As I recall, the shot of the street musician was made with a thread mount lens - in this case a Leica Summarit 50mm f1.5 in LTM shot at f2 if my memory does not betray...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 09-03-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 27,177
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48652598812_65...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48652598812_65dbf9ae5a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h8ghAy)Intently Listening (https://flic.kr/p/2h8ghAy) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-03-2019
Replies: 1,387
Views: 326,722
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48622373528_2a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48622373528_2afcf9495f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h5AnEY)Street Performer (https://flic.kr/p/2h5AnEY) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By peterm1
My favorite WW2 female photographer. Who...

My favorite WW2 female photographer. Who famously bathed in Hitler's bath tub.

https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/09/female-wwii-photographer-lee-miller
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By peterm1
"Apps that track bike-lane offenders help...

"Apps that track bike-lane offenders help cyclists feel a sense of agency."

Irrelevant Rant 1. Everytime I hear or read words like ".....feel a sense of agency" I know the author of those words is a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,047
Posted By peterm1
So do I have a soft spot for fog, it adds and air...

So do I have a soft spot for fog, it adds and air of mystery that is normally not present in other images. I like your images very much and yes I think they are artistically achieved. Well done. And...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,047
Posted By peterm1
I seem to recall you telling me once before that...

I seem to recall you telling me once before that your great-grandmother was born in Wonnerup. And had forgotten.

Wonnerup is a good old Australian sounding name, though I think I had never actually...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,755
Posted By peterm1
Dear Deardorff38 I was not denigrating anyone and...

Dear Deardorff38 I was not denigrating anyone and certainly not you (if that is your impression). I am simply making the point that we have been here many times always with the same outcome - a film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,755
Posted By peterm1
I can see this is just going to quickly...

I can see this is just going to quickly degenerate into yet another film v digital "debate". Complete with heat but little light and not a single person's mind changed at the end of it.

My attitude...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-01-2019
Replies: 527
Views: 46,699
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48661948038_4f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48661948038_4f0f7c6cf4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h96cN7)Red Blind (https://flic.kr/p/2h96cN7) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,755
Posted By peterm1
"It occurred to me that we are blessed with...

"It occurred to me that we are blessed with photography equipment today that exceeds the capabilities of anything from the past yet I don't think we really appreciate how lucky we are. In the 1970's,...
Forum: Travel 09-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By peterm1
I have been to Budapest but not Prague. I found...

I have been to Budapest but not Prague. I found it captivating. Although my trip was around 2000 so getting on to 20 years ago and some parts will have changed I nevertheless do expect some areas to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-01-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By peterm1
Canon LTM 50mm f1.2 - Wildly front focusing.

Bit of a long story so please bear with me.

For quite a while I have owned a Canon 50mm f1.2 in LTM but only ever tried it on my M8 once or twice. I expected to have problems with rangefinder...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-31-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,047
Posted By peterm1
Yep I realized it was a joke. It sounds like your...

Yep I realized it was a joke. It sounds like your sense of humor is much the same as mine. Word plays and similar are all grist to the mill for me. However I am not thinking terribly insightfully...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-31-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,047
Posted By peterm1
Thank you very much. (I think).............. I am...

Thank you very much. (I think).............. I am not quite convinced I know what this quote means, but it sounds good and since you like my efforts, I say again, thank you. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-31-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,047
Posted By peterm1
This is quite an old photo but somehow I had...

This is quite an old photo but somehow I had overlooked its potential. I recently found it again and following some relatively minor adjustments I posted it to Flickr. I enjoy the potential for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By peterm1
A gorgeous photo.

A gorgeous photo.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-30-2019
Replies: 409
Views: 31,264
Posted By peterm1
I rather like this streetscape of a backstreet in...

I rather like this streetscape of a backstreet in Kowloon. While it is quite an intimate shot it is highly representative of large parts of Kowloon's city landscape when you go behind the bright...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By peterm1
Keith that is a very nice image with a modern...

Keith that is a very nice image with a modern look. It sometimes amazes me how good old lenses are.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By peterm1
One from my family tree that I really like both...

One from my family tree that I really like both because of who it is and because of its execution. My great grandfather, Maurice Salom. The photo was professionally made to hang in Parliament House...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By peterm1
I know but someone commented about the Tele...

I know but someone commented about the Tele Elmarit so I responded.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By peterm1
If you are talking about the Tele Elmarit 90mm...

If you are talking about the Tele Elmarit 90mm f2.8, I have both a skinny and fat Tele Elmarit from the 1970s or 1980s. Both take 39mm without a doubt.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,299
Posted By peterm1
Looks like they are playing catch up with their...

Looks like they are playing catch up with their Q2 (47.3 million pixels).

It would make sense to do so from a marketing perspective. In fact they probably do not have much choice as some cameras...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By peterm1
Phew. Now I am really glad I did not try to pass...

Phew. Now I am really glad I did not try to pass this off as mine! :) :) :)

Well done.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By peterm1
I should have clarified....it's not me in the...

I should have clarified....it's not me in the photo and, no it's not my photo either (dammit!). I just happened to stumble on it somewhere in a Tumblr post. Sadly (and stupidly) I opened the image...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By peterm1
Not sure why I am posting this other than its a fine image

Love this photo. And nicely executed. Ahhh they sure don't make nostalgia like they used to.

In fact maybe that should be the theme of this thread....nostalgia. If you have images that are redolent...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-28-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,295
Posted By peterm1
I have considered though not yet tried using this...

I have considered though not yet tried using this stuff to polish any resistant haze out - it's called Nevr Dull and is readily found in Australia in auto parts stores and hardware stores. The tin...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-28-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,295
Posted By peterm1
Yes it is a known thing. But not all old Canon...

Yes it is a known thing. But not all old Canon lenses have it. I have experienced it too with some Canon RF lenses. It may also be partly related to the fact that many such lenses are available on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2019
Replies: 543
Views: 67,720
Posted By peterm1
A couple of portrait shots of the War Department...

A couple of portrait shots of the War Department (A funny australianism so forgive me)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48621872266_c656c4b75d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h5xNEw)Alla 3...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-24-2019
Replies: 1,684
Views: 107,769
Posted By peterm1
Street...

Street Entertainers

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48393976657_6be834c51e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gJpMeT)Agnes plays Violin (https://flic.kr/p/2gJpMeT) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-23-2019
Replies: 1,684
Views: 107,769
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48580590946_f0...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48580590946_f033cb4751_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h1UeaC)Tryptich - Scenes from City Life (https://flic.kr/p/2h1UeaC) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-23-2019
Replies: 3,058
Views: 483,396
Posted By peterm1
Nik Silver Efex...

Nik Silver Efex Pro

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48580607496_4154c7272c_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h1Uj5Y)Alla 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2h1Uj5Y) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-22-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,387
Posted By peterm1
Quote: "Originally Posted by peterm1 View Post A...

Quote:
"Originally Posted by peterm1 View Post
A small bell on a collar around Sneaky's neck will fix those bird murdering inclinations. At least for a time; being sneaky he will eventually learn to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-20-2019
Replies: 546
Views: 84,607
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48580607496_41...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48580607496_4154c7272c_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h1Uj5Y)Alla 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2h1Uj5Y) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By peterm1
The most consistently good adapters I have been...

The most consistently good adapters I have been buying and using recently are the K&F Concept ones. I do not have one for a Leica M (I still have an older adapter which predates the K and F ones...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-20-2019
Replies: 543
Views: 67,720
Posted By peterm1
No eye contact with me as photographer but boy,...

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48141744678_6abfebc5ee_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gm82sE)We are such stuff as...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By peterm1
Too bad you want a level. Otherwise I would...

Too bad you want a level. Otherwise I would recommend the "real thing". Back in the day Leica made small tripods for their own cameras. Here is a picture of a later one (only cosmetically different...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By peterm1
Ah yes now I remember.....and this accounts for...

Ah yes now I remember.....and this accounts for why your 35mm lens is bringing up a frame line set that seems to small to me. Its the 135mm ones. The answer is to buy an accessory shoe mounted 35mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By peterm1
It's been a while since I had an M3 so I am...

It's been a while since I had an M3 so I am relying on my memory. The original M3 framelines were 50mm, 90mm and 135mm. Leica later added the M2 which had framelines for 35mm, 50mm and 90mm - more in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-19-2019
Replies: 543
Views: 67,720
Posted By peterm1
I also found this old photo which I have only...

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

Portrait shot with Leica M8. Limited metadata I am afraid so that is all I have by way of details though I think this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-19-2019
Replies: 543
Views: 67,720
Posted By peterm1
Really? I had not noticed.........or so I tell my...

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

But yes, seriously it is a lovely smile. By then I was more or less a regular client so I suppose she felt quite comfortable having a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-19-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,814
Posted By peterm1
These are very nice images Mike, well done. I...

These are very nice images Mike, well done. I thought you might also be interested in this rolling review of the lens. (Nice images there too - this lens certainly seems to have something, its...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-19-2019
Replies: 543
Views: 67,720
Posted By peterm1
This lady used to manage a menswear outlet I...

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48565075891_2639a95895_h.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2019
Replies: 326
Views: 34,078
Posted By peterm1
Chef, Japanese 'Sake' Restaurant Eagle Street...

Chef, Japanese 'Sake' Restaurant Eagle Street Pier Brisbane

https://live.staticflickr.com/8374/8447680004_1c5e671c7b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dSuyXf)Behind the scenes at Sake...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By peterm1
Yes I can vouch for the difference in sizes...

Yes I can vouch for the difference in sizes too.The change came about I believe at the same time Leitz redesigned the body style from the old style to the new. If you look at earlier LTM cameras they...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-14-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By peterm1
Not really a fan of Depp. He has made a career...

Not really a fan of Depp.

He has made a career out of being freaky........altogether too quirky (personally and professionally) for my tastes and as a result no matter what role he is playing I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-12-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,651
Posted By peterm1
I still have and use an E-PL2 and think its not a...

I still have and use an E-PL2 and think its not a bad camera. In fact is is very nice though its lacking in some departments by comparison with the latest crop of M4/3 cameras (no eye level finder...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-12-2019
Replies: 590
Views: 67,267
Posted By peterm1
I have never had any really big scores but now...

I have never had any really big scores but now and then smaller scores happen. These are still fun and keep me interested. I make a point of looking in the disposal bins that many camera stores have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-11-2019
Replies: 480
Views: 37,325
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48312745042_57...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48312745042_57dcc6bda8_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gBerUN)Star Ferry Hong Kong 2012 (https://flic.kr/p/2gBerUN) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-11-2019
Replies: 214
Views: 33,292
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48515366627_47...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48515366627_47421081be_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gV8Wfp)Bus Stop, Rain. (https://flic.kr/p/2gV8Wfp) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-10-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,255
Posted By peterm1
I like full frame in principle because I find...

I like full frame in principle because I find that better dynamic range and ability to handle dim lighting conditions without excessive noise is highly desirable for me, and most FF sensors excel in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,246
Posted By peterm1
I love your watches but can attest to the fact...

I love your watches but can attest to the fact that this model is large and heavy to wear. So I only wear mine now and then, when I feel in the mood. And I have to confess up front - mine is a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-06-2019
Replies: 828
Views: 92,481
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure if I have posted this here before....

I am not sure if I have posted this here before. I like the sense of aloneness the subject conveys. Alone in a crowd is sometimes the worst kind of loneliness....
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 08-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 19,859
Posted By peterm1
I was looking into something of this sort maybe 6...

I was looking into something of this sort maybe 6 months ago asking myself much the same question. I can only recount the key factors which affected MY deliberations (you may have different concerns...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-05-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,759
Posted By peterm1
I think I prefer Winogrand's color work to his...

I think I prefer Winogrand's color work to his B/W, though I have to say this is more due to it having the feel of capturing a place and time than anything else - his 1960s stuff look very like that...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-05-2019
Replies: 1,684
Views: 107,769
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48286265667_50...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48286265667_500b902d8b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gyTJvR)Lunchtime (https://flic.kr/p/2gyTJvR) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-04-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,618
Posted By peterm1
I am afraid most of my "on the road" is city...

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/4909/32288068718_7a2dd7b963_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RcbMVY)Evening Rush...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-03-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By peterm1
As an aside (as people may be interested),...

As an aside (as people may be interested), another low contrast / high resolution lens I found to be extremely good is the Ultron 50mm f2 for the Voigtlander Prominent rangefinder. At the time I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-02-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,387
Posted By peterm1
A small bell on a collar around Sneaky's neck...

A small bell on a collar around Sneaky's neck will fix those bird murdering inclinations. At least for a time; being sneaky he will eventually learn to move smoothly so as not to ring the bell and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By peterm1
That however is precisely the problem I...

That however is precisely the problem I experience with my single cross (flat) cross bar type. The two driver bodies through which the cross bar passes, have slots that are very slightly too wide...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 622
Posted By peterm1
Just a comment in relation to the 35mm f2. I have...

Just a comment in relation to the 35mm f2. I have both the AF version and an early version MF lens with the scalloped focusing ring. I would not say the AF version is a bad lens but of the two I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By peterm1
I actually think this might work well maybe...

I actually think this might work well maybe better than the conventional single cross bar ones. But I am not sure how the one pictures compares performance wise with the other double cross bar...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-29-2019
Replies: 601
Red
Views: 137,449
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48391146521_85...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48391146521_856212b37f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gJagWr)Blade Runner (https://flic.kr/p/2gJagWr) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 733
Posted By peterm1
This one says it is "microscopy grade" - which I...

This one says it is "microscopy grade" - which I believe means it is used for mounting specimens on microscope slides not gluing the optical elements in a microscope's optical system. But I would...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-29-2019
Replies: 1,684
Views: 107,769
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48393976657_6b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48393976657_6be834c51e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gJpMeT)Agnes plays Violin (https://flic.kr/p/2gJpMeT) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 622
Posted By peterm1
If I were after a "classic" kit of Nikkors that...

If I were after a "classic" kit of Nikkors that are more or less contemporary with your camera body, I would try to stick with "D" lenses though this is not absolutely essential in most cases - it's...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 733
Posted By peterm1
I have done something of this sort. Years ago a...

I have done something of this sort. Years ago a pair of very old (1890 'ish) binoculars (French manufacture if my memory serves me correct) came into my hands. When I looked through them, is was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 5,603
Views: 496,857
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48391146521_85...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48391146521_856212b37f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gJagWr)Blade Runner (https://flic.kr/p/2gJagWr) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,101
Posted By peterm1
Unless one of my favored cameras die (fingers...

Unless one of my favored cameras die (fingers crossed one will not) I am much more likely to buy lenses. I am a bit addicted as I get a kick out of trying them. I suppose though if put to the test...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,237
Posted By peterm1
Don't quit - assuming you enjoy photography. I...

Don't quit - assuming you enjoy photography.

I would also say start with researching and understanding the "rules" of good photography (rule of thirds, etc blah, blah, blah) understand them and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 17,490
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48391605912_39...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48391605912_3955c9f313_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gJcCuY)Soft Portrait (https://flic.kr/p/2gJcCuY) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 15,844
Posted By peterm1
Well, this is kind of a knife. A Japanese katana...

Well, this is kind of a knife. A Japanese katana built from selected parts (some hand built by me). Though not comparable with the quality of real thing (known as a Nihonto - a sword made in Japan by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 17,490
Posted By peterm1
What a terrific set of interesting faces there...

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

In the mean time here is one other I found in my set of photos which I will now throw into the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-26-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 17,490
Posted By peterm1
Since we are posting family photos:...

Since we are posting family photos: :)

Wife

https://live.staticflickr.com/1468/25896000050_a167b17fe8_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FskLBu)Coffee Break (https://flic.kr/p/FskLBu) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-26-2019
Replies: 1,387
Views: 326,722
Posted By peterm1
Superb. Beautifully done and just my kind of...

Superb. Beautifully done and just my kind of photo.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-26-2019
Replies: 1,387
Views: 326,722
Posted By peterm1
Seriously nice. Well done. And well done M8.

Seriously nice. Well done. And well done M8.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-25-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,427
Posted By peterm1
I once read a book on relationships called "Too...

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

That's the M8 :)

I have been using mine a bit more lately because I do like the image output when I nail it. I recall...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-25-2019
Replies: 330
Views: 36,648
Posted By peterm1
I shot this a few years ago through the window of...

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

It was a quite grand old mansion...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-25-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2,483
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/4812/45100449644_5e6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4812/45100449644_5e6403e5eb_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bHnApo)Through a Restaurant Window (https://flic.kr/p/2bHnApo) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-25-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2,483
Posted By peterm1
A very nice, sweet shot Bob.

A very nice, sweet shot Bob.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,310
Posted By peterm1
Bob, I think that is a good point. We live in the...

Bob, I think that is a good point. We live in the time of "The Big Gulp" and the "Beef Double Cheeseburger" and the "All you can Eat Buffet Lunch". There is a kind of greed behind it all but in this...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,310
Posted By peterm1
I forgot to add too that another point which...

I forgot to add too that another point which counts against a croppable sensor for cameras with interchangeable lenses is that when you change a lens for a closer or a wider shot you are still...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,310
Posted By peterm1
For the reason you state I think camera makers...

For the reason you state I think camera makers will try to limit cropping sensor modes to certain parts of the market - e.g. for smaller "pocket" cameras with fixed lenses or it could destroy too...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,310
Posted By peterm1
Bill, Yes I have grown, if not fond of the...

Bill, Yes I have grown, if not fond of the cropping feature, then at least happy with its usefulness. More useful than I had anticipated. (Though if truth be known, I would prefer perhaps a 35mm...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-23-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,310
Posted By peterm1
Bill, you mention the benefits of big megapixel...

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

Mainly because I have some difficulty focusing fully manually as in an M camera now that I am older, I recently...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 644
Posted By peterm1
I shoot digital almost exclusively these days. As...

I shoot digital almost exclusively these days. As a result I make the choice after the photo has been shot - in post processing. Some images work better as black and white, some in color (though...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,564
Posted By peterm1
Assuming your budget extends to it, I am very...

Assuming your budget extends to it, I am very partial to the earlier Canon rangefinders (of course you need a lens for it too as they are not a fixed lens camera). They are just so nice to use,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 9,719
Posted By peterm1
I have to figure that Hong Kong's Star Ferries...

I have to figure that Hong Kong's Star Ferries are the most picturesque in the world. In Australian currency its about a 20 cent ride from memory. I could ride those ferries all day and not get tired...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By peterm1
I understand too well, how photographers with a...

I understand too well, how photographers with a favorite camera or lens can be aggrieved when it acquires a scratch or a dent even when its a minor scratch or dent and inconsequential in terms of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-17-2019
Replies: 194
Views: 22,050
Posted By peterm1
Blue Chairs - or how to make a virtue out of a...

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/7379/9577630493_2d0ff1f877_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fAkRSe)Blue chairs (https://flic.kr/p/fAkRSe) by Life in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-17-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 9,719
Posted By peterm1
Star Ferry Hong Kong...

Star Ferry Hong Kong 2012

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48312745042_57dcc6bda8_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gBerUN)Star Ferry Hong Kong 2012 (https://flic.kr/p/2gBerUN) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-17-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By peterm1
Over the years I have used various versions of...

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

The...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By peterm1
Yep, I fully understand that. However I find that...

Yep, I fully understand that. However I find that I personally struggle a bit with the paltry 0.68 magnification of the M8 etc viewfinder. Folks with better eyesight than me may be OK and not require...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-17-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 17,490
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure if I have posted this already. So I...

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/4817/45471802364_02977d0b4b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2chbSCu)Pictorialism Portrait...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By peterm1
Interesting development! I would be very...

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

I have no experience of these diopters and in fact never heard of aftermarket ones being on the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-16-2019
Replies: 243
Views: 13,242
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48286265667_50...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48286265667_500b902d8b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gyTJvR)Lunchtime (https://flic.kr/p/2gyTJvR) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By peterm1
I agree. It is common courtesy to politely...

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

I have recently had an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,999
Posted By peterm1
I made this several years back. I have been...

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/5347/7064040317_50aa8cc984_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bLe45z)Abstract interchange...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,021
Posted By peterm1
Thanks for your kind words Robert. They are...

Thanks for your kind words Robert. They are appreciated.

I do think people can learn the technical skills to post process (if I did it, anyone can). But I think what has to be learned most of all...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,021
Posted By peterm1
Yes. I think it's the grim bleakness of some of...

Yes. I think it's the grim bleakness of some of McCullin's photos and those of Bill Brandt and Robert Frank etc enhanced by being in black and white (if enhanced is the correct word) is what helps...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-15-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 17,490
Posted By peterm1
At lunch with a...

At lunch with a friend:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48261166841_d920fe5993_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gwF6vt)Lunch with Friends (https://flic.kr/p/2gwF6vt) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-14-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 17,490
Posted By peterm1
A portrait of our iaido Shihan (The terms Shihan...

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48110921118_3bbac8bb1a_h.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,021
Posted By peterm1
Having said what I said about McCullin's apparent...

Having said what I said about McCullin's apparent negativity towards digital imagery (though I understand he himself was a convert to it, so he can't really be too negative - at least when he does it...
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