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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-29-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By Geordiepete
Bryan Peterson's Understanding Exposure,...

Bryan Peterson's Understanding Exposure, especially the chapter 'The Photographic Triangle', is a very useful teaching aid for the beginner.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 17,590
Posted By Geordiepete
Does a donkey...

Does a donkey count?

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6034/6860091594_9cbbba0a1f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/geordiepete/6860091594/)
Duncan and the donkey...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-26-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 197,353
Posted By Geordiepete
Yes, Furcafe, those specs confused me. As I see...

Yes, Furcafe, those specs confused me. As I see it, if the baseplates can be interchanged, they are the same thickness. Hmm, makes me want to try an M 240 a bit more now! I'm impressed they...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-26-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 197,353
Posted By Geordiepete
Chunkier and chunkier... ...I just checked...

Chunkier and chunkier...
...I just checked Leica's website for size specs. The M (240) is 41 mm thick, the M8/9/ME is 37 mm. The M5 is 36 mm thick, slimmer than any digi M, and in between an M3/4...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-26-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 197,353
Posted By Geordiepete
Thanks Furcafe, I thought I read that the new M...

Thanks Furcafe, I thought I read that the new M (240) was wider and maybe a bit taller, than the M9.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-26-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 197,353
Posted By Geordiepete
Is the new digital M bigger than the M5?

Is the new digital M bigger than the M5?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,760
Posted By Geordiepete
An auto dry cabinet is a great solution. I have...

An auto dry cabinet is a great solution. I have one made by Toyo.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 7,145
Posted By Geordiepete
I don't like the M2-style external frame counter...

I don't like the M2-style external frame counter compared to the M3 single reading beneath glass.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-07-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,685
Posted By Geordiepete
I bought an M8, then an M9 because I was really...

I bought an M8, then an M9 because I was really into the film Ms I was using. The advantage you'd have with the M9 over the M7 is that you'd get instant feedback, but seeing as you never really took...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 6,048
Posted By Geordiepete
Often! I lent my M6 for a couple of weeks, a...

Often! I lent my M6 for a couple of weeks, a Fujifilm 645 for a couple of months, lent out an M3 for a week too. I must have loaned out other cameras and lenses too, but can't remember which. I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-08-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4,369
Posted By Geordiepete
I keep mine in a Toyo 'Auto Clean Dry Cabi', or a...

I keep mine in a Toyo 'Auto Clean Dry Cabi', or a dry cabinet. I keep all my lenses and cameras in there because it is humid where I live, South Japan. My cabinet is plugged in, has five shelves,...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-08-2012
Replies: 610
Views: 111,413
Posted By Geordiepete
A Minolta XG-1 with some Sigma zoom, around 35 to...

A Minolta XG-1 with some Sigma zoom, around 35 to 80mm. Loved using that camera. I bought it as a postgrad student when I was doing voluntary work running a youth club. We were applying for a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By Geordiepete
Please tell us about the photos, and post them if...

Please tell us about the photos, and post them if they aren't embarrassing!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-03-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 8,912
Posted By Geordiepete
Half case with grip stitched in.

Half case with grip stitched in.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-24-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 12,682
Posted By Geordiepete
Admirable!

Admirable!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By Geordiepete
I suggest a version one CV 35/1.2. I've had mine...

I suggest a version one CV 35/1.2. I've had mine for about five years and always enjoy using it and seeing the results. Solidly constructed, focus ring is just right, I just can't fault it. Here...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,300
Posted By Geordiepete
Take a look at the Sunpak Softlite 1600 A. A...

Take a look at the Sunpak Softlite 1600 A. A very small, light, swivel flash. Not very powerful, only takes two penlite batteries, but one of the least obtrusive flashes.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-18-2012
Replies: 109
Views: 23,022
Posted By Geordiepete
Love this thread! I've not used b&w slow film...

Love this thread! I've not used b&w slow film before, but now I know I will. Here are some Kodachrome 25s. The two in snowy D.C. were taken in Feb 2010 with a Leica M3. The one of my daughter...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-18-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 13,331
Posted By Geordiepete
Keep us posted about your CL. It's a great story...

Keep us posted about your CL. It's a great story so far and I'm looking forward to the photographs you eventually get with it and the 40 'Cron.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-21-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 5,082
Posted By Geordiepete
I have an old Mamiya Cabin 667. It projects...

I have an old Mamiya Cabin 667. It projects 35mm, 6x4.5, 6x6, and 6x7. 645s and 6x7s are a treat with it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,977
Posted By Geordiepete
I live in Japan and, being English, go to England...

I live in Japan and, being English, go to England every year. About 2 years ago, I bought a used M8 while I was visiting UK. The customs charge was in the 100s of pounds. I should have waited till...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-20-2011
Replies: 610
Views: 111,413
Posted By Geordiepete
The first one I bought myself was a Minolta XG-1...

The first one I bought myself was a Minolta XG-1 when I was at uni. I was co-ordinating a youth club in a run-down area, and we needed evidence to show the local council and various sponsors to...
Forum: Travel 12-11-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,118
Posted By Geordiepete
Hi Raid, yes, of course photography was not...

Hi Raid,

yes, of course photography was not around to be forbidden when the Qur'an was written. However, image-making was looked down upon, hence all the beautiful calligraphy in Islamic culture,...
Forum: Travel 12-11-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,118
Posted By Geordiepete
Remember that the Qur'an forbids pictures of...

Remember that the Qur'an forbids pictures of animate objects. Some might find having their photograph taken offends their religion.


'Abdullaah ibn Mas'ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,886
Posted By Geordiepete
I bought 2 rolls of it at half price a couple of...

I bought 2 rolls of it at half price a couple of weeks ago. They are marked 36 exposure. They're still in my freezer, I didn't know it was a new film.

Edit: oh, this is an old thread!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-11-2011
Replies: 111
Views: 9,127
Posted By Geordiepete
When it comes to enjoying the photographs I make,...

When it comes to enjoying the photographs I make, the M9 is fine. When it comes to enjoying the process of making the exposure, an M3, a Tachihara, and RZ67 give me a bigger kick. There's a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-09-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 7,031
Posted By Geordiepete
Roberto, that tree on the mountain with clouds is...

Roberto, that tree on the mountain with clouds is an awesome photo!

And the mossy tree roots, wow!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-08-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,779
Posted By Geordiepete
I'd get the 50/1.2. You might never want to use...

I'd get the 50/1.2. You might never want to use a filter anyway.
You can do a lot more general photography with a 50, and you can enjoy using the f1.2 around the home in the evening while you...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-07-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,100
Posted By Geordiepete
I won't upgrade the FW, unless I get a card...

I won't upgrade the FW, unless I get a card problem later.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-05-2011
Replies: 94
Views: 10,605
Posted By Geordiepete
Three years ago I tried to start a local photo...

Three years ago I tried to start a local photo club. Only two other guys joined (!), but about a dozen others joined the Flickr online only version (Miyazaki Photo Club).

One of those guys left...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,654
Posted By Geordiepete
Here's some I took at the Udnar-Hazy last year. ...

Here's some I took at the Udnar-Hazy last year. M3 and M9, can't remember the ISO.
If it's a sunny noontime, as when I went in February, it's bright. Going from some of the other photos above,
if...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2011
Replies: 107
Views: 20,149
Posted By Geordiepete
Beautiful, timeless photos, they look as if they...

Beautiful, timeless photos, they look as if they could have been taken 40 years ago.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By Geordiepete
Thanks, Lauffray! It was at my friend's wedding,...

Thanks, Lauffray! It was at my friend's wedding, and I was chatting with Fr. Gabriel at the reception over orange juice before the lunch. It would have been early afternoon light coming through the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By Geordiepete
Fuji 645S. It has a meter, it takes portrait...

Fuji 645S. It has a meter, it takes portrait aspect photos, and you have to hold it the other way to get landscape. I've taken a couple of favourites with this...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 11-15-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,025
Posted By Geordiepete
All I could see was the online preview. It had...

All I could see was the online preview. It had about five of Herzog's photos, and they looked so intriguing. At the end of the preview was a few seconds dedicated to Lincoln Clarkes. He said, "I'd...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-15-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,827
Posted By Geordiepete
Powerful impressions!

Powerful impressions!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-14-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By Geordiepete
Getting a photo CD, your frames will often...

Getting a photo CD, your frames will often (usually) be cropped by the software used in the store. Also, if the store gives you a resolution option, the higher resolution will be expensive.

I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2011
Replies: 303
Views: 46,574
Posted By Geordiepete
Four M cameras: M3 DS, chrome, no frame...

Four M cameras: M3 DS, chrome, no frame selector; M6, black; M7J black, top-engraved, Japanese edition; and M9, silver. Recently I've been thinking I'll sell one or two of them. Maybe the M6 and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By Geordiepete
Did you solve the problem?

Did you solve the problem?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By Geordiepete
Does it have a self-timer? Did you try that?

Does it have a self-timer? Did you try that?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By Geordiepete
Does the shutter fire if you use a cable release?

Does the shutter fire if you use a cable release?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-06-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By Geordiepete
I'm Taurean, does that make my photos a load of...

I'm Taurean, does that make my photos a load of bull?
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