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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 80
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Posted By Michael Markey
Vince has thoughtfully put them all in one album...

Vince has thoughtfully put them all in one album on Flickr.
I recommend glass of wine and set it on slide show.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,357
Posted By Michael Markey
These situations can be difficult and best left...

These situations can be difficult and best left to the mods.
Its unfortunate if you put a lot of effort and thought into a reply and it then disappears but that`s life,
If you only deleted the OP...
Forum: Leica SL 6 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,991
Posted By Michael Markey
Yes …. I don`t know why people always equate...

Yes …. I don`t know why people always equate more mega pixels with printing.

Scanning or (in my case) the ability to crop thus saving you toting a large lens around are the real advantages of more...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 9,455
Posted By Michael Markey
Dear Helen …. my condolences too. Love endures .

Dear Helen …. my condolences too.
Love endures .
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,402
Posted By Michael Markey
All these New York Times links seem to be behind...

All these New York Times links seem to be behind a pay wall .
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,402
Posted By Michael Markey
Such a sad loss . RIP

Such a sad loss . RIP
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5,385
Views: 808,547
Posted By Michael Markey
Last three a tiny bit yes … but I tend to like...

Last three a tiny bit yes … but I tend to like that look :)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5,385
Views: 808,547
Posted By Michael Markey
Lovely stuff Vince , as always .

Lovely stuff Vince , as always .
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,650
Posted By Michael Markey
Thanks Mike I`ve been shooting horses for twenty...

Thanks Mike
I`ve been shooting horses for twenty four years now ,mostly with an M3 double stroke.
I know how they move and I can predict their jumping pattern so get it in a single shot.
You know...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 9,455
Posted By Michael Markey
God bless you both. Thinking of you .

God bless you both.
Thinking of you .
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,650
Posted By Michael Markey
You took three he took a hundred and three. Does...

You took three he took a hundred and three.
Does that matter ?
I`m not sure why that`s a comment on why we are so lucky today merely that people go about things differently.
There were plenty of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,650
Posted By Michael Markey
Couldn`t agree more . The net and the ease in...

Couldn`t agree more .
The net and the ease in which we can share photographs and listen to others experience has been probably the single greatest achievement of recent times.

I don`t see it as anti...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 13,931
Posted By Michael Markey
A7S 28 Summicron...

A7S 28 Summicron ASPH

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 13,931
Posted By Michael Markey
A7R2 28 Summicron...

A7R2 28 Summicron ASPH

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 13,931
Posted By Michael Markey
M4 28 Summicron ASPH...

M4 28 Summicron ASPH HP5

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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,694
Posted By Michael Markey
So true …. for years I only had a 135 and a 50...

So true …. for years I only had a 135 and a 50 and Kodak 64.
Still have the camera and lenses but as we all know Kodak 64 has long gone.
Happy days
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,564
Posted By Michael Markey
Wow . They`re lovely shots . Colour is stunning .

Wow .
They`re lovely shots .
Colour is stunning .
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 873
Posted By Michael Markey
Yes … that makes sense Larry. I`ve never read...

Yes … that makes sense Larry.
I`ve never read anything more into "likes" than …. someone likes it.
If people take that as a measure of worth based on the number they get I can see that as being...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 873
Posted By Michael Markey
Can somebody describe the type and extent of the...

Can somebody describe the type and extent of the engagement they are hoping for please .
Most comments I`ve read a merely a long winded way of saying I like the picture.
I may be missing something...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 873
Posted By Michael Markey
I`ve often though we needed something like that....

I`ve often though we needed something like that. I think that the gallery has a Like button.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 217
Views: 14,964
Posted By Michael Markey
ZM C Sonnar on M3. Minimum focus distance...

ZM C Sonnar on M3.
Minimum focus distance @1.5

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 217
Views: 14,964
Posted By Michael Markey
I like it on the A7R2 because ,of course, I don`t...

I like it on the A7R2 because ,of course, I don`t get the focus shift.
On my film bodies I need to allow for that which as I`m getting older I often forget to do :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 217
Views: 14,964
Posted By Michael Markey
Thanks Charles …. love Sonnar lenses . I have the...

Thanks Charles …. love Sonnar lenses .
I have the 50/1.5 in M mount too.

On an A7R2 with M to E adapter .


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 217
Views: 14,964
Posted By Michael Markey
A7R2 Zeiss Batis 2.8/135 APO...

A7R2 Zeiss Batis 2.8/135 APO Sonnar

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 217
Views: 14,964
Posted By Michael Markey
A7R2 ,Zeiss Batis 2.8/135 APO...

A7R2 ,Zeiss Batis 2.8/135 APO Sonnar

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Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,650
Posted By Michael Markey
I agree with Dogman . Great bargains to be had on...

I agree with Dogman .
Great bargains to be had on cameras which we could only dream about a few years ago.
The technology makes it easy to store and share .
I shot Kodachrome exclusively for thirty...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,695
Posted By Michael Markey
Use both film and digital. Send the film for...

Use both film and digital.
Send the film for development to Ilford who do a really good job and far better than I can.
The negs I scan with an Epson 850.

I send any printing to Ilford who use a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,564
Posted By Michael Markey
A friend of mine buys and refurbs Bristol cars...

A friend of mine buys and refurbs Bristol cars but this AC caught his eye a few years back.

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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 9,455
Posted By Michael Markey
I learned about Eric`s illness through Tuulikki ...

I learned about Eric`s illness through Tuulikki …. I`m deeply sorry Helen.
You`re both in my thoughts and prayers .
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,332
Posted By Michael Markey
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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,727
Posted By Michael Markey
Well precisely , it all comes down to what sort...

Well precisely , it all comes down to what sort of picture you find acceptable I guess .
I look back on the ten years I shot action with RF`s and regret I didn`t use a more appropriate camera.
That`s...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,727
Posted By Michael Markey
But have you got the beard :)

But have you got the beard :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,727
Posted By Michael Markey
Smile Sounds a good move . This whole thing reminds me...

Sounds a good move .
This whole thing reminds me of a Billy Gibbons interview.
He was working with BB king and King asked if they could swap guitars for a night. Picking up Gibbons guitar he remarked...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,727
Posted By Michael Markey
Yes I made the mistake of buying a 5D2 and it was...

Yes I made the mistake of buying a 5D2 and it was hopeless .
I bought a 5D3 and that was much better but still no match for the Sony A7R2 and the A7R2 isn`t considered very quick in Sony terms.

The...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,727
Posted By Michael Markey
Totally agree and that`s the position I was in...

Totally agree and that`s the position I was in .
I think what changed for me was folk started to look forward to the shots (which was very nice) and I suddenly became aware that I was missing a lot...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,332
Posted By Michael Markey
AR72 Canon 70-200/2.8mrk2 ,Metabones...

AR72 Canon 70-200/2.8mrk2 ,Metabones V5

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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,727
Posted By Michael Markey
Yep , I`m on that list :)

Yep , I`m on that list :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,727
Posted By Michael Markey
Of course it is …. hey I shot sports for years...

Of course it is …. hey I shot sports for years with a rangefinder.
All I`m saying is I found it frustrating and that there are easier and more effective ways of doing it with modern equipment.
They ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By Michael Markey
Thanks for that ...

Thanks for that ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By Michael Markey
My pleasure Keith. I had you in mind when I...

My pleasure Keith. I had you in mind when I posted .
It reminded me so much of your project …. how many years ago was that now :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,727
Posted By Michael Markey
Yep I use to do most of that especially focussing...

Yep I use to do most of that especially focussing on a spot on the ground where I anticipated the action to be .

That all becomes less effective though when things start to move fast and frankly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By Michael Markey
Old Film

Interesting piece about a Chicago chap who buys old cameras and rescues any film they may be still in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,727
Posted By Michael Markey
Yes I shot action for years using Rf`s...

Yes I shot action for years using Rf`s (horses).
It can be done but I didn`t find it fun and it restricted the type of shot that you could reasonably achieve.
You`re restricted to pre focussing on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,332
Posted By Michael Markey
A7R2 ,Canon 70-200/2.8mrk2 ,Metabones...

A7R2 ,Canon 70-200/2.8mrk2 ,Metabones v5

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,332
Posted By Michael Markey
AR72 , Canon 70-200/2.8mrk2 , Metabones...

AR72 , Canon 70-200/2.8mrk2 , Metabones V5

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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,574
Posted By Michael Markey
Agreed …. I never see it as art .

Agreed …. I never see it as art .
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,564
Posted By Michael Markey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48615104788_ce...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 381
Views: 52,747
Posted By Michael Markey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48608385822_9f...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 792
Posted By Michael Markey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48568989887_e1...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 792
Posted By Michael Markey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48559827006_77...

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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By Michael Markey
It`s sometimes difficult making these decisions...

It`s sometimes difficult making these decisions and I`m sure that they`ll be odd moments in the future when you may regret it.
Overall though it sounds like the correct decision.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,332
Posted By Michael Markey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48595573272_c8...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,332
Posted By Michael Markey
AR2 Zeiss Batis 2.8/135 APO...

AR2 Zeiss Batis 2.8/135 APO Sonnar

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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 160
Views: 6,086
Posted By Michael Markey
Must have been a while since you`ve used AF. The...

Must have been a while since you`ve used AF.
The new Sony cams have non of those issues.
AF locks on an sticks like glue .
No need for you to move the focus point .

I wouldn`t get half the shots...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 160
Views: 6,086
Posted By Michael Markey
This …. unfortunately . I have a zoom although...

This …. unfortunately .
I have a zoom although I`m not really a zoom user by inclination.
My tele use only extends to 135mm but I do prefer an EVF and AF .
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 160
Views: 6,086
Posted By Michael Markey
There bye hangs a tale. I first "got into " Leica...

There bye hangs a tale.
I first "got into " Leica in the early eighties.
Being a birder I bought a pair of Leica Trinovid 8x40 binos only to discover they were made in Portugal.

They`ve been "at it...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 160
Views: 6,086
Posted By Michael Markey
I`ve often suspected that to be the case . Like...

I`ve often suspected that to be the case .
Like Nick I use cameras without any meters and I also use a Sony A7R2 .
The Sony just gives me many more options and is thus more versatile .
If I choose...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,332
Posted By Michael Markey
A7R2 , Sony FE 24-240 , F3.5-6.3 OSS. Trying the...

A7R2 , Sony FE 24-240 , F3.5-6.3 OSS.
Trying the lens at a local store …

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,332
Posted By Michael Markey
A7R2 Zeiss Batis 2/40...

A7R2 Zeiss Batis 2/40 Distagon

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,332
Posted By Michael Markey
A7R2 Zeiss Batis 2/40...

A7R2 Zeiss Batis 2/40 Distagon

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,537
Views: 196,565
Posted By Michael Markey
A7R2 Zeiss Batis 2.8/135 APO Sonnar...

A7R2 Zeiss Batis 2.8/135 APO Sonnar

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Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,887
Posted By Michael Markey
Photography and The American Road Trip : The Open...

Photography and The American Road Trip : The Open Road .
David Campany (Aperture).

Jim Marshall : Show Me The Picture .
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By Michael Markey
Lovely story . Enjoyed and shared. Thanks for...

Lovely story .
Enjoyed and shared.
Thanks for posting.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-13-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,547
Posted By Michael Markey
Wow that`s brought back memories. I had that book...

Wow that`s brought back memories. I had that book when it was published.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,444
Posted By Michael Markey
I`m scaling down my gear. My Canon lenses have...

I`m scaling down my gear.
My Canon lenses have gone apart from the 70-200/2.8 and my prime body now is the A7R2 .

I`ve invested in two Batis lenses for it and am very pleased with both weight, image...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-11-2019
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,737,413
Posted By Michael Markey
Contax 139 ,Zeiss 85/1.4...

Contax 139 ,Zeiss 85/1.4 @1.4

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Forum: Optics Theory - 08-11-2019
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,737,413
Posted By Michael Markey
Contax 139 , Zeiss 85/1,4...

Contax 139 , Zeiss 85/1,4 @1.4

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Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,444
Posted By Michael Markey
Actually …. that`s a good point John. I remember...

Actually …. that`s a good point John.
I remember when I first came to this site .
It was to read Raid`s review of M lenses .
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,444
Posted By Michael Markey
Hi Raid Whilst I still enjoy using an RF in my...

Hi Raid

Whilst I still enjoy using an RF in my film M`s I`ve grown accustomed to using an EVF in my digital cameras and seeing exposure and depth of field in real time.

If I were to buy a digital...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-10-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,079
Posted By Michael Markey
A7R2 Zeiss 40/2...

A7R2 Zeiss 40/2 Batis


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-10-2019
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,332
Posted By Michael Markey
A7R2 Zeiss Batis...

A7R2 Zeiss Batis 2/40

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Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,359
Posted By Michael Markey
I`ve not worn a watch for over thirty years or...

I`ve not worn a watch for over thirty years or more .
They seem very popular .
A contact of mine is very into them though.

https://www.instagram.com/the_icono_man/
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-02-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By Michael Markey
On its way across the pond ...

On its way across the pond ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-31-2019
Replies: 104
Views: 12,643
Posted By Michael Markey
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-31-2019
Replies: 104
Views: 12,643
Posted By Michael Markey
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-31-2019
Replies: 104
Views: 12,643
Posted By Michael Markey
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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-30-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,491
Posted By Michael Markey
As long as the camera allows me to dictate and...

As long as the camera allows me to dictate and vary my own pace as and when I require I`m happy.
I rarely use burst even when doing action shots (unless I want a sequence) but if I choose to I want a...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-29-2019
Replies: 155
Views: 46,350
Posted By Michael Markey
Nice shots Chris .

Nice shots Chris .
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-28-2019
Replies: 381
Views: 52,747
Posted By Michael Markey
A7R2 50Summicron...

A7R2 50Summicron V5

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-28-2019
Replies: 525
Views: 48,385
Posted By Michael Markey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48234841282_0d...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-26-2019
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,332
Posted By Michael Markey
Stunt riders . Games of Thrones guys (not that...

Stunt riders .
Games of Thrones guys (not that I`ve ever watched it) .


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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-26-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,357
Posted By Michael Markey
Rumours of an increase in mp in the latest...

Rumours of an increase in mp in the latest incarnation of the M10.
Just rumours of course but an M10 with the Q? sensor makes...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,357
Posted By Michael Markey
Yes …. they save you carrying more lenses . With...

Yes …. they save you carrying more lenses .
With a high mp camera and a 135 I needn`t carry the large 70-200/2.8.
For me that's a big plus.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,357
Posted By Michael Markey
I`ve had both of those cameras . I still use the...

I`ve had both of those cameras .
I still use the A7R2 almost daily along with a 24mp 5D3 and 42mp Sigma Merrills.


Advantages with the larger sensor …. cropping .
That`s important to me because...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By Michael Markey
Absolutely .... I`m two generations behind...

Absolutely .... I`m two generations behind .
Still using the A7R2.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,903
Posted By Michael Markey
I agree …. this one showed him working on home...

I agree …. this one showed him working on home ground .
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-15-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,019
Posted By Michael Markey
Ah … thanks . Thought it might be but wasn`t...

Ah … thanks .
Thought it might be but wasn`t sure :)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-15-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,019
Posted By Michael Markey
That's nice ….. 240 ?

That's nice ….. 240 ?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-15-2019
Replies: 203
Views: 10,696
Posted By Michael Markey
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47988344957_f10...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-15-2019
Replies: 203
Views: 10,696
Posted By Michael Markey
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48283996452_22e...

http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48283996452_22ecbf68d4_c.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,903
Posted By Michael Markey
Yes ,all too familiar here in the north. Fog we...

Yes ,all too familiar here in the north.
Fog we called it when we were sent home early from school because you could barely see your hand in front of your face.
I guess it would be called smog these...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Michael Markey
Yes thanks for the post. What a shot Godfrey …. !

Yes thanks for the post.
What a shot Godfrey …. !
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-13-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,529
Posted By Michael Markey
Agreed . I `ve never understood the hair shirt...

Agreed .
I `ve never understood the hair shirt argument as applied to photography.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-13-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,529
Posted By Michael Markey
Still only film M`s with me but the cost of film...

Still only film M`s with me but the cost of film development soon mounts up.
These latest Leica digitals seem a much better proposition than the earlier models.

Enjoy the 262.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-11-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,903
Posted By Michael Markey
Thanks for that. I`ve seen it previously but it`s...

Thanks for that.
I`ve seen it previously but it`s well worth repeating.
His biography "Unresonable Behaviour " is a good but terrifying read.
From being captured and interrogated by Idi Amin`s police...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-10-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By Michael Markey
Thanks Nick …. the horse purchase is for a friend...

Thanks Nick …. the horse purchase is for a friend ….. looks like its going to be a long job .
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-09-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By Michael Markey
I've always used a black Voitlander finder in the...

I've always used a black Voitlander finder in the shoe of the various Richo models I`ve owned over the years.
It makes a big difference.
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-09-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 5,032
Posted By Michael Markey
Pleased for Mack …. you`ve done a good job there...

Pleased for Mack …. you`ve done a good job there Chris .
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2019
Replies: 266
Views: 13,525
Posted By Michael Markey
Yep so do I. BPM4 28 Summicron asph for me .

Yep so do I.
BPM4 28 Summicron asph for me .
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By Michael Markey
Yep …. wish I`d have done that today. Out with a...

Yep …. wish I`d have done that today.
Out with a few friends buying a horse , thought I`d just take some static shots so only took an A7r2 and a 50 cron.
Whole job turned into taking riding shots...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By Michael Markey
I always have a camera with me although this...

I always have a camera with me although this weekend whilst at an horse event I left it in the car because I was asked to shoot video instead.
Of course sod`s law came into play and I saw a still...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By Michael Markey
That`s interesting , not heard that before...

That`s interesting , not heard that before .
Unfortunately mine starts with 12 :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-04-2019
Replies: 492
Views: 92,954
Posted By Michael Markey
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48198975647_148...

http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48198975647_1482522acb_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-03-2019
Replies: 1,310
Views: 336,840
Posted By Michael Markey
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48190341016_d1a...

http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48190341016_d1a054088f_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-03-2019
Replies: 318
Views: 33,977
Posted By Michael Markey
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48118398777_eb9...

http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48118398777_eb93734e13_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-03-2019
Replies: 452
Views: 173,959
Posted By Michael Markey
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48161156257_000...

http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48161156257_00004fd30d_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 535
Views: 66,946
Posted By Michael Markey
http://live.staticflickr.com/7818/33513231508_46f2...

http://live.staticflickr.com/7818/33513231508_46f220a839_c.jpg
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-01-2019
Replies: 1,631
Views: 103,552
Posted By Michael Markey
Stewart (Sparrow) late of this...

Stewart (Sparrow) late of this parish.

http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40880208913_76fabf33a0_c.jpg
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-01-2019
Replies: 1,631
Views: 103,552
Posted By Michael Markey
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46930668855_2ba...

http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46930668855_2baa8a538d_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,564
Posted By Michael Markey
Thanks Murry . They were indeed a lovely car...

Thanks Murry .
They were indeed a lovely car .
All the old Rovers were .
My boss had one
A colleague at work also use to give me a lift home in his Rover 90.
The doors opened the "wrong way" . He...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-01-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,337
Posted By Michael Markey
I bet . It 28,50.90 with me. Its food for...

I bet .
It 28,50.90 with me.
Its food for thought.
I get on with the Sony cams but wouldn`t say no to a simpler interface.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,564
Posted By Michael Markey
Thanks Charles …. just clocked it on my way...

Thanks Charles …. just clocked it on my way home.
Stunning condition for 70/71
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,564
Posted By Michael Markey
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48134449186_e36...

http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48134449186_e36aa43b95_c.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-01-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,337
Posted By Michael Markey
Ah yes ,get that. A 90 has always been my...

Ah yes ,get that.
A 90 has always been my favourite length.

I tend to only use the 70-200 for the horses.

I`ve been giving some thought to a digital M recently which is why I was curious but if I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-01-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,337
Posted By Michael Markey
I have there Leica film bodies but for digital...

I have there Leica film bodies but for digital use the glass on an A7R2.
I also use a Canon 5d3 with a 35/1.4 ,90/1,2 but mostly with the ubiquitous 70-200/2.8.


If I went Leica digital I would miss...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2019
Replies: 687
Views: 86,475
Posted By Michael Markey
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48163835776_5d2...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2019
Replies: 1,310
Views: 336,840
Posted By Michael Markey
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48163720351_fd6...

http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48163720351_fd648f0de3_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2019
Replies: 1,310
Views: 336,840
Posted By Michael Markey
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48163724601_ecd...

http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48163724601_ecdbb6d033_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-29-2019
Replies: 687
Views: 86,475
Posted By Michael Markey
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48134423316_a82...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2019
Replies: 1,310
Views: 336,840
Posted By Michael Markey
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48134438658_b78...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2019
Replies: 1,310
Views: 336,840
Posted By Michael Markey
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48134423316_a82...

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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,272
Posted By Michael Markey
Agreed. I know the argument runs that its good...

Agreed.
I know the argument runs that its good for the bottom line but do they really need to do this.
I mean really …. it does make them look like a bit of a joke.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,272
Posted By Michael Markey
Wow …. looks a lot worse under that light than...

Wow …. looks a lot worse under that light than it did in the Leica vids.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By Michael Markey
Yep autofocus and simpler designs.

Yep autofocus and simpler designs.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-24-2019
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,332
Posted By Michael Markey
A7R2 50Summicron...

A7R2 50Summicron V5

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-24-2019
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,332
Posted By Michael Markey
5D3 70-200/2.8...

5D3 70-200/2.8 mrk2

http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48118398777_eb93734e13_c.jpg
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-23-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,675
Posted By Michael Markey
Well this thread has caused me to go back and...

Well this thread has caused me to go back and look at the gallery again.
I`ve been missing out …. wonderful collection of shots .
No matter that the tech - obstacles (well phrased Robert) prevent me...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-23-2019
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,564
Posted By Michael Markey
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48112792248_d6c...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-23-2019
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,564
Posted By Michael Markey
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48031716742_985...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-23-2019
Replies: 381
Views: 52,747
Posted By Michael Markey
5d3 ...

5d3 70-200/2.8

http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48104702138_7cf4855cae_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-22-2019
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,564
Posted By Michael Markey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48109640708_13...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48109640708_134cf2a99f_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-22-2019
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,564
Posted By Michael Markey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48031687573_73...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48031687573_7357ee31a7_c.jpg
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-22-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By Michael Markey
Didn`t know that it was out on DVD … only way...

Didn`t know that it was out on DVD … only way that I`ll get to see it in the UK.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-21-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 178,628
Posted By Michael Markey
Cafι Cove on the Lancashire coast. a7r2...

Cafι Cove on the Lancashire coast.
a7r2 50cronv5
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48063747067_41c806bcb1_c.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 06-21-2019
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,507
Posted By Michael Markey
Friday evening here in the UK . Shot a load of...

Friday evening here in the UK .
Shot a load of horse pics for a friend today …. so the usual for me.

Had a walk along the beach this evening
Off to a country dog show tomorrow
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-19-2019
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,887
Posted By Michael Markey
Smile That`s good to know I`ll reconsider . I was put...

That`s good to know I`ll reconsider .
I was put off by a bad review …. on Amazon.

" I like Robert Frank’s photographs. After reading the book, I don’t particularly like him. His life is easily...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,804
Posted By Michael Markey
I found that it worked much better on Chrome than...

I found that it worked much better on Chrome than Firefox so that's what I use.

Don`t use chrome for anything else.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-15-2019
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,332
Posted By Michael Markey
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48063788718_950...

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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,852
Posted By Michael Markey
That`s why I do it ; that and I don`t like...

That`s why I do it ; that and I don`t like logos.
It`s my only photographic affectation so I`m sticking with it .
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,734
Posted By Michael Markey
So I heard. I`ve been tempted by the SL . I...

So I heard.

I`ve been tempted by the SL .
I currently use my M glass on an A7R2 and happy with it especially the evf .
It`s hard to go back to an RF after using one …. for me.
I do like what I`ve...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,635
Posted By Michael Markey
Yes , I have that trouble as well.

Yes , I have that trouble as well.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,734
Posted By Michael Markey
There is an expectation the new SL will have the...

There is an expectation the new SL will have the Q2 sensor
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2019
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,932
Posted By Michael Markey
Very pretty Nick ...

Very pretty Nick ...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,675
Posted By Michael Markey
I`ve just been trying to upload again …. takes...

I`ve just been trying to upload again …. takes ages to respond and even after making the file as small as I can it still rejects it.

Ergo I can`t see the point …. I`d rather post to the threads
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,675
Posted By Michael Markey
Not uploaded for a few years so just tried again...

Not uploaded for a few years so just tried again .
I remember now ….. takes a long time to respond and then the images are considered to large so everything has to be resized.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,675
Posted By Michael Markey
Yep …. that`s why I stopped using it .

Yep …. that`s why I stopped using it .
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 799
Posted By Michael Markey
Yep had a few purges ….. sometimes regretted and...

Yep had a few purges ….. sometimes regretted and bought stuff back but on the whole not.

Never gotten rid of M bodies and M lenses but 35mm slrs and compacts have gone.

Digital I have a dslr and an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-04-2019
Replies: 1,310
Views: 336,840
Posted By Michael Markey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/34002025478_50...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/34002025478_5005eda99d_c.jpg
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By Michael Markey
I`ve heard it said that George Lucas copied some...

I`ve heard it said that George Lucas copied some of her shots and angles for his Star Wars films.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,691
Posted By Michael Markey
I have both …. differences are minimal although I...

I have both …. differences are minimal although I prefer the auto frame counter on the M3.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-30-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By Michael Markey
Sad also . Some of the parents and grandparents...

Sad also .
Some of the parents and grandparents told me that they had no pictures of their kids growing up and playing because of this ban.
I hasten to add that it wasn`t a children`s match I was...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-29-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,272
Posted By Michael Markey
Indeed so . Succinct and correct ,as always Keith.

Indeed so .
Succinct and correct ,as always Keith.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-29-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,272
Posted By Michael Markey
I`m not so sure . Perception is everything and in...

I`m not so sure .
Perception is everything and in this day and age it is all too easy to let your reputation slip .
Maybe though its been a corporate decision to be more of a fashion brand in which...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-25-2019
Replies: 381
Views: 52,747
Posted By Michael Markey
Nice one Andrea ….

Nice one Andrea ….
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-24-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,272
Posted By Michael Markey
Not my taste …. pretty awful really but this is...

Not my taste …. pretty awful really but this is how they`re trying to sell it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWVB9sib7Sc
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,804
Posted By Michael Markey
Latest news this morning...

Latest news this morning :

https://status.flickr.net/incidents/1ff4d8yqkchl?u=b94xf7v77yyx
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,804
Posted By Michael Markey
They seem to do their customer interface on...

They seem to do their customer interface on Twitter and seem very open and helpful from what I`ve read.
This is their latest tweet.

"The site is back up. You will likely experience degraded...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,804
Posted By Michael Markey
They`ve just tweeted that they are aware of the...

They`ve just tweeted that they are aware of the log in issues and are working hard to resolve the problem.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,804
Posted By Michael Markey
It`s up for me but I`m unable to log on.

It`s up for me but I`m unable to log on.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-21-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By Michael Markey
I was told no cameras at my local cricket ground...

I was told no cameras at my local cricket ground a few years ago.
Reason ; Children present .
Had a word with the Chairman and got the ok.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-20-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,186
Posted By Michael Markey
Well done and well deserved .

Well done and well deserved .
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-18-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,981
Posted By Michael Markey
Yep , I rarely take static stuff . My subjects...

Yep , I rarely take static stuff .
My subjects are moving quickly and often in and out of shade so I rely on the camera which is good enough.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 591
Posted By Michael Markey
I think that`s the reason why I prefer screens...

I think that`s the reason why I prefer screens .
For thirty years I shot nothing but slide film .
Had a brief hiatus and picked up again twelve years ago ,again with slide film and a Leica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 591
Posted By Michael Markey
I see a lot of prints every week at my local...

I see a lot of prints every week at my local Photographic society.
Many of them made by accomplished printers and successful in international competitions.
I still prefer to see them on a screen.

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,190
Posted By Michael Markey
Yes I can relate to that. In the early `70`s I...

Yes I can relate to that. In the early `70`s I was helping a friend with concerts and festivals . All the big names of the time : Byrds ,Sonny Terry ,Taylor , Hardin and I didn`t carry a camera ....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,199
Posted By Michael Markey
I`ve heard this said before although I`ve only...

I`ve heard this said before although I`ve only seen a few prints of his myself as part of a larger exhibit .
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,190
Posted By Michael Markey
I did a ruthless cull of my negs a couple of...

I did a ruthless cull of my negs a couple of years ago .

It`s surprising how much you take does not work and has no emotional value either.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-06-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20,713
Posted By Michael Markey
Enjoyable thread. Beautiful shots everybody.

Enjoyable thread.
Beautiful shots everybody.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,804
Posted By Michael Markey
Totally agree Peter. Reading reviews by Rockwell...

Totally agree Peter.
Reading reviews by Rockwell or Huff or indeed on this site should be read with caution.
You still have to think for yourself …. it`s your money .
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,917
Posted By Michael Markey
I enjoyed the sixties …. good times and good...

I enjoyed the sixties …. good times and good music.
Thanks for posting Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,932
Posted By Michael Markey
My BP M4 (1969). It`s worn where you expect it to...

My BP M4 (1969).
It`s worn where you expect it to be. When I look at some BP M`s I just can`t understand the wear pattern .

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32687711817_0f34726559_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By Michael Markey
I must admit that I was surprised at the title .

I must admit that I was surprised at the title .
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-22-2019
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,564
Posted By Michael Markey
Larry … certainly was a size although both old...

Larry … certainly was a size although both old and new US cars are very popular on my stretch of the coast.
Surprisingly the import cost isn`t that expensive …. as for feeding them well …
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-21-2019
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,564
Posted By Michael Markey
`67...

`67 Catalina


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33744387898_f3231d7799_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TpSNTm)Pontiac Catalina (https://flic.kr/p/TpSNTm) by michael markey...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,159
Posted By Michael Markey
Leica 28 Summicron ASPH on an...

Leica 28 Summicron ASPH on an A7R2


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33744420728_74b652918f_c.jpg
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,040
Posted By Michael Markey
Taking them is the most interesting part . I must...

Taking them is the most interesting part .
I must admit my interest in them diminishes somewhat after that.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,034
Posted By Michael Markey
Words aren`t failing you Larry …. very honest...

Words aren`t failing you Larry …. very honest ,thoughtful post .
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,034
Posted By Michael Markey
"The Rosace Nord has survived. The South and West...

"The Rosace Nord has survived. The South and West windows were very extensively restored in the 18th and 19th century, but the North Rose Window has stood basically unchanged for 800 years, the glass...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,034
Posted By Michael Markey
I agree and I`m Catholic. I`m not offended...

I agree and I`m Catholic.
I`m not offended although I did wonder why the remark was thrown into a lovely /sad thread about the loss of such beautiful art.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,034
Posted By Michael Markey
Beautiful pictures on a sad day .

Beautiful pictures on a sad day .
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-13-2019
Replies: 389
Views: 65,592
Posted By Michael Markey
Hi Alkis. The sort of problems reported with...

Hi Alkis.

The sort of problems reported with smearing ect may be there on wider lenses indeed if you look closely they may possibly be there with my 28 but I don`t scrutinise my pictures that way or...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-12-2019
Replies: 389
Views: 65,592
Posted By Michael Markey
I find the Sony bodies work very well . The...

I find the Sony bodies work very well .
The widest I shoot is a 28 Summicron ASPH and don`t see any issues.

I also use it as a second body to my Canon DSLR with Canon 85/1.2 ,70-200/2.8, 35/1.4...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-12-2019
Replies: 389
Views: 65,592
Posted By Michael Markey
I feel the same . OK the Sony menus could be...

I feel the same .
OK the Sony menus could be better organised but that was no reason to pay the extra for a Leica body.

As a digital back for my manual focus lenses the Sony is more then adequate...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-10-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,533
Posted By Michael Markey
They`re missing him here as...

They`re missing him here as well.
http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/threads/into-hospital-tomorrow.138818/page-5

RIP Roger .
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,533
Posted By Michael Markey
Good grief that`s bad news. Words fail me …. God...

Good grief that`s bad news.

Words fail me …. God bless Roger.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-27-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,592
Posted By Michael Markey
Yep . I know Nick . :) It`s just that sometimes I...

Yep . I know Nick . :)
It`s just that sometimes I get tired of the " is Leica worth it , can`t cameras be simpler , film /digital threads ".
Its a photography forum , photographers are supposed to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,592
Posted By Michael Markey
I agree …. no benefit what ever and it`s been...

I agree …. no benefit what ever and it`s been done to death.
Whatever happened to posting shots.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,592
Posted By Michael Markey
A person can`t be a bollock just things and...

A person can`t be a bollock just things and situations :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,592
Posted By Michael Markey
I joined this forum in `08 and threads like these...

I joined this forum in `08 and threads like these have been a constant feature.
I wonder what purpose they serve .
It`s rather like groundhog day reading some of the replies regardless of which model...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-25-2019
Replies: 157
Views: 29,081
Posted By Michael Markey
Anything . Currently a GR2 .

Anything .
Currently a GR2 .
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,746
Posted By Michael Markey
I find these threads a bit odd in 2019 . Does it...

I find these threads a bit odd in 2019 .
Does it really matter ?
I use both film and digital.
I found film to be pretty useless for my sports shots though.

Never liked darkroom or film processing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By Michael Markey
I have Leica ,Sony, Richo and Canon. First three...

I have Leica ,Sony, Richo and Canon.
First three bit on the small side .
Unless I really feel that I need to use a small camera , I`m most comfortable with the 5D3.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,069
Posted By Michael Markey
I agree . I see plenty of Canon/Nikon camera and...

I agree .
I see plenty of Canon/Nikon camera and lens outfits costing as much as a Leica when I`m out and about.
Nobody seems concerned about the perceived value as regards their own photography .
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,069
Posted By Michael Markey
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4379/35901661473_833...

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4379/35901661473_83341405e7_c.jpg


:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,069
Posted By Michael Markey
Where as some of use both Leica and Canon and...

Where as some of use both Leica and Canon and enjoy them both :D
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-14-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,734
Posted By Michael Markey
Sorry John ,I wasn`t being clear. I was thinking...

Sorry John ,I wasn`t being clear.
I was thinking of frame lines as a framing device in general terms in relation to the more accurate framing provided by an SLR.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-14-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,734
Posted By Michael Markey
Agreed , I don`t think it`s sloppy to crop at...

Agreed , I don`t think it`s sloppy to crop at all.
Just another way of achieving the shot you want.
After all frame lines are far from precise so you start of with a sloppy composition.
Cropping just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By Michael Markey
Good stuff Thanks for the link .

Good stuff
Thanks for the link .
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-09-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,734
Posted By Michael Markey
That sums it up precisely for me plus the option...

That sums it up precisely for me plus the option of AF.
I use a Richo GR and have a 28 Summicron ASPH so 28 is fine as a F/L.
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