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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Terminator Salvation (and old film)

Film director McG made the latest Terminator movie by using expired film, baked in the desert, and extra silver in the developing.

There's a short article at Wired...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-03-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,371
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Martin Parr in The Guardian 4 April 2009

There is an article by Martin Parr (http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2009/apr/04/secret-britain-photography-martin-parr) in The Guardian today.

It's very readable, and makes good sense.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-03-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
My musician friends have custom-made 'flight...

My musician friends have custom-made 'flight cases' for their instruments and electronics.

Maybe a similar large hard case made to your own dimensions would serve as your transit case?

I think...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 3,695
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
The idea of stopping the Google car coming into...

The idea of stopping the Google car coming into the village is typical English village behavior.

I lived in one well-to-to picturesque village where some people in big houses actually dug up the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 5,326
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Hang on, how did we get from 'sloppy pudding' to...

Hang on, how did we get from 'sloppy pudding' to 'f*#%ing pedant'?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 5,326
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Forget the shutter speed dial thing. Is it...

Forget the shutter speed dial thing.

Is it really possible to drive 300km in a 25 year old Land Rover and then drink three bottles of champagne?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 5,326
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Roger Hicks writes much clearer English than 99%...

Roger Hicks writes much clearer English than 99% of the people on RFF.

I just wish that 'camera reviews', and 'car tests' and the rest, told us how the reviewer found the experience rather than...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-30-2009
Replies: 87
Views: 5,195
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Balaclava (do not confuse with...

Balaclava (do not confuse with Pavlova).

http://my-expressions.com/up_media/7454/pblog/11359/1238400111.JPG
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
At this price why not buy two of them?

At this price why not buy two of them?
Forum: Olympus RF 03-29-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,943
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Many people buy little blue pills for this...

Many people buy little blue pills for this condition...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-29-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 13,889
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
http://my-expressions.com/up_media/7454/Saturday_S...

http://my-expressions.com/up_media/7454/Saturday_Shopping.JPG

I chose my wire basket today.

It holds my fruit and vegetables, and a camera.

This is the silver model, but I think they had black...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-29-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 13,889
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Some people treat camera bags as important. And...

Some people treat camera bags as important.

And some don't.

Now, I'm heading out the the grocery store, what sort of bag would be really good for some salad, fruit juice, and breakfast cereal?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-28-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 13,889
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I prefer khaki. It's a Hindi word.

I prefer khaki.

It's a Hindi word.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-28-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 5,744
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
FrankS: Thank you. You have made my...

FrankS:


Thank you.

You have made my day.

Likely made Pitxu's day also.

Pitxu and myself live 1000km apart but we'll have a drink 'together' this evening. A glass of the red perhaps.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-28-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 5,744
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I'm popping out for lunch now. If a friend or...

I'm popping out for lunch now.

If a friend or neighbor asks me if I'm an artist, I'll take a piss.

Then whip out my Leica.

After I've washed my hands.

A nice 'cron moment over the lemon...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-27-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 13,889
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
All camera bags for two Leica M type cameras with...

All camera bags for two Leica M type cameras with two lenses are more or less the same.

Buy whatever the store offers, if it matches your sofa.

Then move on.
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-27-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,820
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
In the future everything gets smaller except...

In the future everything gets smaller except except training shoes, and some cameras.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-27-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 10,337
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Luigi will process the order, and be in...

Luigi will process the order, and be in touch.

He's in Italy, so expect Italian service time, and Italian courtesy too. You'll be OK.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-27-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Wake Up

Next week wake up early and take some photos.

The 4am Project (http://4amproject.org/) is about using our cameras at 4am on the 4th day of the 4th month.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 3,229
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Of course they are reading this, and a lot more...

Of course they are reading this, and a lot more also.

Why wouldn't they?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
A lot of good stuff there, as well as the five...

A lot of good stuff there, as well as the five gallon bucket technique.

Thank you.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 3,086
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Joe fourpack?

Joe fourpack?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-24-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Yes, of course. Why not?

Yes, of course. Why not?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-24-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 3,256
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Did you drop the camera in the kitty litter...

Did you drop the camera in the kitty litter again?

It's easy to do.
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-24-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
If you're doing hyperfocal then 'a difference of...

If you're doing hyperfocal then 'a difference of a foot or two' is not a whole hill of beans. As Samuel L Jackson would no doubt agree.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2009
Replies: 84
Views: 5,273
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
chut: Are you familiar with the photos of Luisa...

chut:

Are you familiar with the photos of Luisa Vzquez (http://babylonphotos.blogtog.com/index.html)?

She is a very street photo person working in broadcast media, and based in Madrid.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2009
Replies: 84
Views: 5,273
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Are there some cities that are really empty in...

Are there some cities that are really empty in the evenings and at weekends?

No fast food places, no street food, no cinemas, nightclubs, restaurants, bars, public transport...

I only know some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 28,298
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
This is the best film review I have ever...

This is the best film review I have ever read.

Thank you.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2009
Replies: 84
Views: 5,273
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Whereas Pitxu is gifted only with multiple...

Whereas Pitxu is gifted only with multiple disguises?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2009
Replies: 84
Views: 5,273
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Many European cities, especially in the south,...

Many European cities, especially in the south, don't have separate 'business' and 'residential' districts.

We get houses and apartments right next to shops, offices, and restaurants.

So the city is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-22-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 3,203
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Michael: Time is not on your side. Perhaps you...

Michael:


Time is not on your side.

Perhaps you need to make the suggestion.

Tell your friend how you would make the photos of his mother's body with dignity.

Next week will be too late.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-22-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 3,203
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Yes, that seems to ring a bell. I saw a...

Yes, that seems to ring a bell.

I saw a collection of photos of less-affluent, I think, dead people photographed with care and dignity.

Perhaps it was around New Orleans?

The subjects all looked...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-22-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,268
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
It's a technique known as redscale...

It's a technique known as redscale (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redscale) and can be done at home.

You need to respool the film so that the backing layer is facing the shutter.

Or, as Tom says,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-22-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Apple iMovie?

Apple iMovie?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-22-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 3,203
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
There is a tradition in a part of the southern...

There is a tradition in a part of the southern USA of photographing dead people just before their funeral.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-22-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 2,555
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim has a following, I...

Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim has a following, I know photographers producing some good stuff with this little 21mm lens camera. Budget for new about $5-$10.

Upmarket, ffordes of Scotland recently had...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-22-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,268
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
That's why you buy a batch. Try out one or two...

That's why you buy a batch.

Try out one or two films, and then use the rest when you know how it will behave.

The film within the batch will be consistent. Consistently odd.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-22-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,268
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
When buying out of date film you'll find...

When buying out of date film you'll find everybody claiming it's been frozen.

I don't want ten year old frozen

I do want ten year old in a box at the back of the store.

But they all lie and say...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-22-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,268
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
There is no really bad modern film. However,...

There is no really bad modern film.

However, some out of date stuff, developed in a regular minilab (not pushed or anything) may give you what you're after.

Another route is out of date E6 slide...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-22-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I especially like the first three photos of dead...

I especially like the first three photos of dead animals as a food industry raw material.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-22-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 3,798
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Google Street View no longer has a photo of...

Google Street View no longer has a photo of Whitehall as it passes Downing Street. Even though it is photographed many of thousands of times a day by tourists.

The British newspapers are also...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-21-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Tim: My error in reading your post. Do...

Tim:


My error in reading your post.

Do advertise the lens here at RFF, as it's probably the best Leica sales site in the universe.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-21-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 3,798
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
No, a handful of people complained they were...

No, a handful of people complained they were photographed doing 'sidewalk pizzas' and a few frames were pulled.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-21-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Tim: I'm impressed with your workshop...

Tim:


I'm impressed with your workshop knowledge; and your good sense of humor.

From your first post I had thought you were on the wind-up. Now I know you're bang on, as we British say.

Yes, the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-20-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
You need to find somebody with a Sony Minolta A...

You need to find somebody with a Sony Minolta A mount camera.

Tell them it was your father's lens.

And convince them they can have the lens adapted.

Easy.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-20-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 3,798
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
It is not permitted to photograph on the London...

It is not permitted to photograph on the London tube system.

After the London tube bombs the police asked for any photographs taken on the tube that morning to assist in their enquiries.

There is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-20-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 3,798
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
You may enjoy The Daily Mail...

You may enjoy The Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html) which is right up your street.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-20-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 3,798
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Roger: You have got it so wrong. There are...

Roger:

You have got it so wrong.


There are three ways to test lenses:

Photo of your cat.

Photo of a brick wall.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-20-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,108
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Yep. Nice photos. That's the same camera and...

Yep.

Nice photos.

That's the same camera and lens.

Pitxu gave it to me.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-20-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Why not meter off the locale (no welding going...

Why not meter off the locale (no welding going on) and then put on a spare mask and make some photos of the guy at work?

Likely you couldn't use the viewfinder, so a tripod and a pre-arranged...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-19-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I heard the M8 has magenta shutter curtains, and...

I heard the M8 has magenta shutter curtains, and that these may cause some problems also.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-19-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 4,825
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I understand. We clearly have very different...

I understand.

We clearly have very different ways of working.

If I set out to the covered market at dawn I have a fair idea of what camera, lens, and film is going to work. I do not want extra...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-19-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 4,825
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I'd photograph the kiss, then ask them to dress...

I'd photograph the kiss, then ask them to dress up as marines and put up a flag (again).

No, one camera, one lens, and make the best photo you can on the day.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-18-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 7,152
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I still believe that Richard Jenkinson (Pitxu)...

I still believe that Richard Jenkinson (Pitxu) and Roger Hicks (Roger and Frances) are one and the same person.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-18-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 7,152
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Pitxu is one of the good guys. He was threatened...

Pitxu is one of the good guys.

He was threatened with physical violence by another RFF member, who was soon banned.

He's back now and posting, although maybe less than before, and seems to be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 3,769
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Go ahead and buy the blooming thing if it will...

Go ahead and buy the blooming thing if it will make you happy.

It will obviously improve your photos immensely, as well as enabling you to carry out 'lens tests' of photos of your cat in the back...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-18-2009
Replies: 158
Views: 23,723
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Would that be a 28mm lens, and it uses 35mm...

Would that be a 28mm lens, and it uses 35mm film?

The Vivitar camera is 22mm lens, matching field of view viewfinder, and it uses 35mm film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-18-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 2,665
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I have twelve up at a time, with none older than...

I have twelve up at a time, with none older than six months or so.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-18-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 1,761
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
There is no backing paper on 220 film, just a...

There is no backing paper on 220 film, just a paper leader and trailer.

Often high end cameras can take either 120 or 220 (with an adjustment to the pressure plate), and low end cameras...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-17-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,520
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Another method I use is to find out how much a...

Another method I use is to find out how much a lawyer, an accountant, or a university teacher here charges.

From there I decide my own hourly rate.

If just one person wants an hour of my time...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-17-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,520
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I teach too, and do regular price checks on other...

I teach too, and do regular price checks on other education providers such as driving schools, swimming instructors, and fitness coaches.

You'll discover the sweet spot, the boutique price, and the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,703
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Get right back on the horse and ride it next...

Get right back on the horse and ride it next weekend.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Talk to Luigi, look in the cool links here at...

Talk to Luigi, look in the cool links here at RFF, left nav., for "Luigi's Leicatime".

He runs a high-end boutique camera store, mostly Leica, (in Italy) and is a real old-fashioned gentleman.

His...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Ask the strap supplier to include the rings too.

Ask the strap supplier to include the rings too.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-17-2009
Replies: 75
Views: 5,907
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Exactly, we think that f1.4 is 'sexy' don't...

Exactly, we think that f1.4 is 'sexy' don't we?

Remember when there was an f1.8, and somebody else made an f1.7? No difference really.

I still think of ISO100 as normal, and ISO400 as being a bit...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-17-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,243
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
A burgundy* and gray two-tone Rover, never been...

A burgundy* and gray two-tone Rover, never been washed, but with excellent motor, transmission, brakes, and tires, and good leather interior.

I use it once or twice a week for a twenty minute...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-17-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 3,355
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
It does not have to be...

It does not have to be miserable...

http://my-expressions.com/up_media/7454/pblog/11359/1234016190.JPG


It was Christmas day, and this was the only place open in Montemor. A nice cafe bar with an...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-17-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 13,484
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I miss the little porcelain dog too.

I miss the little porcelain dog too.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-17-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,243
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Listen to them, this is good solid advice from...

Listen to them, this is good solid advice from people who know.

I'm using black right now, but could just as easily use silver, electric blue or hiviz pink.

Don't fiddle, don't play, don't...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-17-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 4,364
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I'm impressed by their honesty, and keeping...

I'm impressed by their honesty, and keeping clients informed.

All too often products are rushed to market to meet a deadline, and then quietly recalled for modification later.

Cosina / Fuji is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-16-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 1,972
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
OMiT: Your perennial '50% off' is a modern...

OMiT: Your perennial '50% off' is a modern classic street photo is a great photo and I am sure that you were not listening to The Pet Shop Boys at the time.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-16-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 1,972
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
If somebody approached me for street directions...

If somebody approached me for street directions and s/he was listening to loud music and making faces that s/he could not understand me I'd send them in entirely the wrong direction.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-16-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 4,631
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
These cameras (there a several) crop top and...

These cameras (there a several) crop top and bottom to typically give a 36mm x 12mm negative 3:1.

Some labs can scan and print from these negatives, but many cannot.

You get exactly the same result...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-16-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 1,972
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
No, we're missing the point here. Let's...

No, we're missing the point here.


Let's deconstruct OMiT's post.


In my opinion he did not have a photography assignment today.

He comes on RFF evenings and weekends, not Monday lunchtime.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-16-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 1,972
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
An interesting point. In the street I prefer to...

An interesting point.

In the street I prefer to hear the natural street sounds, not an iPod.

But in cafe bars I like it if they have MTV or VH1 on the television. It makes the waiting for decisive...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-16-2009
Replies: 404
Views: 86,787
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
That's two people who would choose a camera...

That's two people who would choose a camera because of how it looks.

Now, should I use Kodak film (yellow box) or Fuji film (green box), which one looks better?
Forum: Nikon RF 03-15-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I like the surprise of a thread about auctions...

I like the surprise of a thread about auctions without the word 'auction' in the title.

Life is like a box of chocolates, as Forrest Gump would say!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-15-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,834
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
A Reid with a TTH lens is a very nice camera for...

A Reid with a TTH lens is a very nice camera for a gentleman photographer.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-15-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,834
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
No, no, no, He's having a laugh.

No, no, no,

He's having a laugh.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,852
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I understand they did these as give-aways to the...

I understand they did these as give-aways to the principal distributors.

Obviously USA got 50 or so, and Albania got just one camera.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-15-2009
Replies: 108
Views: 9,498
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
But I just bought four houses this past year or...

But I just bought four houses this past year or so!

No, five, I had forgotten one.

But no new cameras.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,054
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Leica are making the camera, and various Leica...

Leica are making the camera, and various Leica shops have a 'few under the counter' if you ask them nicely.
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-15-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 6,475
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Olympus did a very stylish aluminum Mju V a few...

Olympus did a very stylish aluminum Mju V a few years back.

I recall it was 300 or so.

And desirable.

Nowadays ffordes have them like new in box for 75.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,693
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
CRR in Luton look after Betty's M and have a good...

CRR in Luton look after Betty's M and have a good reputation.
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-15-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 6,475
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
A kind and generous RFFer recently sent me a...

A kind and generous RFFer recently sent me a Nikon P&S with 28mm lens for free.

It's a cracker.

Photography is not about 'GAS' and big bucks 'gear'. Use what you have and enjoy it.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-15-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,302
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
An afterthought: After I saw these photos I...

An afterthought:

After I saw these photos I walked to the covered market.

And passed by some dog **** on the sidewalk.

I thought of your dog photo, the xpro one.

It reminded me of an Elliot...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-15-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,302
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Yes, photography is an art, and it is also a...

Yes, photography is an art, and it is also a science.

We need to understand both sides.

ISO800 f1.4 1/15 is pretty much the limit.

Well done for getting anything usable.

I'd stick with that film...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-15-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,302
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
1, 2 and 6 all need more exposure. 4 (the xpro...

1, 2 and 6 all need more exposure.

4 (the xpro one) is eye-catching.
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-15-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 6,475
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Sharpness is over rated. I'd go for a Vivitar...

Sharpness is over rated.

I'd go for a Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim for about €5 and a whole lot of film.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-14-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,345
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
It's some sort of spoof that been doing the...

It's some sort of spoof that been doing the rounds for a year or more.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Look up the new price today, and offer it for 60%...

Look up the new price today, and offer it for 60% of that price.

Here on RFF it should find a buyer.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 984
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Do not mess this one up by taking it into the...

Do not mess this one up by taking it into the shower also.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-14-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,485
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Camera or lens? I'd go for film And art...

Camera or lens?

I'd go for film

And art exhibitions.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
It depends on what lenses you are selling with...

It depends on what lenses you are selling with it...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-13-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 9,348
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I saw one for sale online a week or so back in...

I saw one for sale online a week or so back in Leica R mount, and it sold within a day or so.

Their website at http://www.angenieux.com/index.php shows that they are still active in high end lenses...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-11-2009
Replies: 66
Views: 5,091
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Privacy and Respect in our Photos

Many times at RFF we have discussed the photographer's right to photograph in public places.

This is not one of those threads.

If we photograph people how can we ensure to some degree that others...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,717
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
You are wriggling because you got caught...

You are wriggling because you got caught out.

And even now you are thoroughly obnoxious.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,717
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I have gone back and read your words and cannot...

I have gone back and read your words and cannot agree with the above interpretation of them.

Are you bmattock, or bclinton?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,717
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I disagree 100%. I have no idea what a 'sammich'...

I disagree 100%.

I have no idea what a 'sammich' is, and neither does my dictionary.

But to suggest that low income people should work harder is utterly crass and obscene beyond belief.

Many of my...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-11-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,530
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Taking old lenses apart is dead simple. No...

Taking old lenses apart is dead simple.

No worries.

Reassembling them is a bit trickier.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-11-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
There is a dedicated 'Classifieds' section at...

There is a dedicated 'Classifieds' section at RFF, which is for selling. Look in the menu bar at the top of the screen.

You need to pay a (small) fee to advertise there.

But I can see your advert...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-10-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Joe: Shut up you tart. As Del Boy would say to...

Joe:


Shut up you tart.

As Del Boy would say to Rodney.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-10-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I've been trying to upload a photo since 1962,...

I've been trying to upload a photo since 1962, and I'm wearing out my fingers attempting it about a hundred times a day.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-10-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Yes, I cannot post anything at all. I can't even...

Yes, I cannot post anything at all.

I can't even post this.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-10-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
All the camera whores say that. Get more...

All the camera whores say that.

Get more original, please.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-10-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Come to Portugal, you have a huge fan base here.

Come to Portugal, you have a huge fan base here.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-10-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Bang On Joe.

Bang On Joe.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-10-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Oh! That photo! Yeah. It shows up just fine.

Oh! That photo!

Yeah. It shows up just fine.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-10-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
What pics? Where?

What pics?

Where?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-10-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Test seems to be working. Depends what you were...

Test seems to be working. Depends what you were testing.



Exactly, but don't change anything. Life here would be the poorer for it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-10-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
If the Classifieds was as messed up as the...

If the Classifieds was as messed up as the Gallery it would be fixed in a few hours...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-10-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
The RFF gallery could be a great resource, but it...

The RFF gallery could be a great resource, but it can be a pain to use.

Keep your images elsewhere on the internet, and link to that place in your signature like I do.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-10-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Scan some negatives and/or prints and post them...

Scan some negatives and/or prints and post them here so we can see what's been going on. And perhaps explain it.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-10-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
The 120/220 film goes from one side of the camera...

The 120/220 film goes from one side of the camera to the other.

Then it stops.

There is no rewind.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,958
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
That's right. As I understand it they put up a...

That's right.

As I understand it they put up a flag, and were photographed.

Then they replaced the flag several hours later, and were photographed again.

Joe Rosenthal sent the photos to his...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-10-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3,631
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Yes, Magnum Stories is great also and the words...

Yes, Magnum Stories is great also and the words are just as compelling as the photos.

I also have Magnum Landscape (very inexpensive indeed and small enough to take to work to read) and although I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,308
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
B+W (not B&W) are five star and for good quality...

B+W (not B&W) are five star and for good quality lenses.

Hoya are three star and for day-to-day lenses.

Leica are for people with a fetish.

Depends on what lenses you have (or plan to have) and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-10-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 3,282
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Roger: I understand this stuff already, and that...

Roger: I understand this stuff already, and that is the clearest I have ever seen it explained.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-10-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Absolutely yes. A refurbished Weston will be...

Absolutely yes.

A refurbished Weston will be plenty accurate and a joy to use.

I would choose this any day over a modern meter accurate to a tenth of a f stop or something.

Is a Weston V the same...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Leica seem to be saying that they have...

Leica seem to be saying that they have discontinued the R9, but that the dSLR S will take its place.

It's confusing, and the only news out of Leica is in badly-written German which confuses even...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-09-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3,631
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I was recently given a copy of Magnum Magnum (the...

I was recently given a copy of Magnum Magnum (the 'compact' edition which is large and heavy, not the original edition which is the size of Luxembourg) and after several read-throughs I'm still...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,958
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Yeah, I know the stories. It's not really real,...

Yeah, I know the stories.

It's not really real, but it's not a fake either.

It's an honest recreation of a real event, all mixed up with a misunderstood phone conversation.

But it is iconic.

Even...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Rhodes: I have lived in Alentejo for about...

Rhodes:


I have lived in Alentejo for about fifteen years. Before that I was in and around London, I'm British.

Do you know that Leica discontinued the R series just last week? That may influence...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
The same camera at ffordes...

The same camera at ffordes (https://secure.ffordes.com/index.htm) is about €330 (with a winder, but no lens) so your deal looks pretty good.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
The Leica R3 is a mid-seventies camera with a lot...

The Leica R3 is a mid-seventies camera with a lot of Minolta technology.

Nice if you like cameras from that era and can afford €200.

The lens sounds odd odd odd so budget for a Leica R lens at some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,958
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
That is an iconic photo despite the ongoing...

That is an iconic photo despite the ongoing discussion about whether it was a moment in time, or whether it was enacted for the camera.

Thank you for the reminder.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2009
Replies: 89
Views: 5,252
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Leica used to be Rolls-Royce, but yes you're...

Leica used to be Rolls-Royce, but yes you're right, nowadays they've gone modern Aston Martin instead.

Did you know that Aston Martin have signed-up to buy Mercedes-Benz engines and other...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2009
Replies: 89
Views: 5,252
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
When I take my Rolls-Royce out for a drive I...

When I take my Rolls-Royce out for a drive I don't take a spare car as backup.

Same goes for decent cameras.

In my view.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-09-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,367
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Berlin seems to be a photographer's dream. I...

Berlin seems to be a photographer's dream.

I would hope to photograph the large new railway station and the signs there like airport signs for Paris, and Milan, and Moscow.

There is a photo in my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-08-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 3,229
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I lent an Olympus XA4 to a good friend. She...

I lent an Olympus XA4 to a good friend.

She dropped it in Beijing, and broke it.

Olympus repaired it free of charge.

But it never worked properly.

So I chucked it out.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,333
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I once knew somebody called Adolf. And nowadays...

I once knew somebody called Adolf.

And nowadays I know a guy named Jesus. A typical conversation goes "Hi Jesus, have you finished reading the newspaper?" "Yes Jon, you can have it but it's all the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-08-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 4,087
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
MartinL: Thank you. I like 001 a lot, and 005...

MartinL:


Thank you.

I like 001 a lot, and 005 somewhat.

Because these are the only two where I'm not looking at the back of some people's heads.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-08-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,370
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
It's an EU regulation, and they sidestep it by...

It's an EU regulation, and they sidestep it by when you want parts or service they 'buy' your old camera, car, or whatever at a very nice price for you.

This way they do not need to support old...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-08-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,246
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I get develop and scan to CD, no prints, for...

I get develop and scan to CD, no prints, for €5.

And that's high resolution about 3000 x 2000.

Often a shop will charge more for the high resolution because the film is in the machine longer and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-08-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3,631
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
JT2007: You could go to a good photography...

JT2007:


You could go to a good photography specialist bookshop and browse and ask for advice from a member of staff.

The Photographer's Gallery bookshop in London has been called the best...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-08-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,370
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
My impression is that manufacturers rush a...

My impression is that manufacturers rush a product to market before it's really ready, then supersede it soon after. And again.

How long was the Leica M3 in production?

Recently we had the Leica...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-08-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 4,087
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
MartinL: I understand what you're saying; it...

MartinL: I understand what you're saying; it resonates with my own way of working. However I didn't see your photos as ZenFolio requires that I create an account just to look at your photos, and I...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-08-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,370
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Thank you. Looking for a color photo in a...

Thank you.

Looking for a color photo in a similar vein to the three above I saw 'Valentine Red' and thought it looked very much the same.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-08-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3,631
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Yes, I saw the Amazon.com prices...

Yes, I saw the Amazon.com prices too.

Crazy.

But try Amazon.co.uk instead and prepare to be very nicely surprised.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-08-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 4,021
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Is that Roger Hicks or Richard Jenkinson (Pitxu)...

Is that Roger Hicks or Richard Jenkinson (Pitxu) on the right?

Since they both live in the same part of France, they both carry a camera, and they both have beards the people there must be a little...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-08-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 4,087
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
True, if we're talking of a person with a camera...

True, if we're talking of a person with a camera who wanders down a main street and photographs everythig.

Not true, if we're talking of a person who pre-plans to a certain degree, and knows what...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-08-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,108
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Recently I've been using a Nikon AF600 with...

Recently I've been using a Nikon AF600 with 28mm/f3.5 lens.

It's really compact and very easy to slip into a jeans pocket all day.

It looks almost identical to the Lite Touch AF in the photos in...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-08-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 4,021
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I had never considered using a 24mm lens for...

I had never considered using a 24mm lens for portraits, let alone a 21mm lens.

Now I'm thinking about it maybe I'll give it a go.

Thank you.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-08-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,370
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
"When all is said and done, there's a lot more...

"When all is said and done, there's a lot more said than ever done." anon.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-08-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,290
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Yes, that would be my choice too.

Yes, that would be my choice too.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-08-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,811
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Zoom lenses are for movie cameras only, and even...

Zoom lenses are for movie cameras only, and even then used very sparingly.

A zoom will always be inferior to a fixed focal length lens.

Having said that, I do like my Zuiko 28-48mm wide zoom on my...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-08-2009
Replies: 311
Views: 53,373
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
If I had the money, and if I lived somewhere...

If I had the money, and if I lived somewhere where I could easily get 120 film developed and scanned I'd get this camera.

It's a classic concept built to modern standards and technologies.

And I'd...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-08-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3,631
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Close but not quite, I enjoy 'Pictures on a Page'...

Close but not quite, I enjoy 'Pictures on a Page' by Harold Evans.

He was the picture editor at the Sunday Times and changed the way photos were used in the paper.

In his book he has plenty of good...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-08-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,370
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
sienarot: Sure, a new camera could well lead to...

sienarot: Sure, a new camera could well lead to prices of previous models falling. But I'm a bit traditional and rather wary of a technology that's 'out of date' only months after I buy into it. I'd...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-07-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,370
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I'm impressed by the RD1 photos. Do you have any...

I'm impressed by the RD1 photos.

Do you have any similar with the G1 for informal comparison?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-07-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 4,087
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
An afterthought about where we can do 'street'...

An afterthought about where we can do 'street' photography.

It does not have to be in the street as such, try...

Fairground
Park
Shopping Mall
Train Station
Covered Market
Sports Event
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-07-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 4,087
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Put the boot on the other foot: imagine you were...

Put the boot on the other foot: imagine you were about to go and learn about photographing little fluffy cats! Now, make your talk on street photographing interesting and fast moving.

Start with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 5,728
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
You've the camera long enough to try it out. And...

You've the camera long enough to try it out. And as suggested upthread it may be a good user camera, although not in the cosmetic condition you were led to understand.

Perhaps there is room for you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-04-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
The project makes perfect sense, but the...

The project makes perfect sense, but the logistics sound awesome.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-04-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 3,602
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Many people into rangefinder cameras choose...

Many people into rangefinder cameras choose Olympus OM (single digit) SLR's.

There's a certain affinity there.

Use only Zuiko lenses, not third party, that's not difficult as the whole system is so...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-03-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,961
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I haven't seen any difference at all.

I haven't seen any difference at all.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-03-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
My EU to EU post seems to always take four days.

My EU to EU post seems to always take four days.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-03-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
rxmd: Yes, of course, that's why the members...

rxmd: Yes, of course, that's why the members forum isn't showing up. Thank you.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-01-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
It sounds as if the seller is confused. If he is...

It sounds as if the seller is confused.

If he is used to SLR's then he will expect the aperture blades to close for a fraction of a second during the exposure then open up again.

With any...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
It's working, sort of. I have the RFF2 feed set...

It's working, sort of.

I have the RFF2 feed set up for four forums:
60 Point and shoot
62 Compact 35mm's
74 Members
110 Miscellaneous

The 74 (members) part is not working at all.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-01-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,448
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I did not know that you had two G1's. Although I...

I did not know that you had two G1's.

Although I do recall you buying one recently and I was interested enough to find out more about it (once I had understood it wasn't a Contax G1) and I thought...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
That is really useful. I've set up an RSS feed...

That is really useful.

I've set up an RSS feed in Google Reader for the four forums I'm most interested in.

Thank you.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-01-2009
Replies: 158
Views: 23,723
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Almost all the cameras mentioned are compact...

Almost all the cameras mentioned are compact cameras, not point and shoot cameras.

I like single use (disposable) cameras now and again.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-28-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,448
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Joe: You must stay at home all the...

Joe:


You must stay at home all the time...

Research a camera you've never owned.

Cruise the classifieds looking for a camera to buy.

Wait for delivery.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-28-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 7,152
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I think that after recent events we need more...

I think that after recent events we need more moderators.

Say ten regular and frequent members who never seem to lose their cool.

The present system works well enough almost all the time; and then...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-28-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 7,152
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
FrankS? Which one?

FrankS?



Which one?
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2009
Replies: 87
Views: 5,168
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Public access is not the same as public...

Public access is not the same as public property.

A shopping mall is public access [to private property]. You may or may not use a camera. Depends.

A sidewalk is public property. You may use a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-28-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 7,152
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
In my opinion the title of this discussion is...

In my opinion the title of this discussion is somewhat unfortunate.

Pitxu is one of the good guys: he is a good photographer and, yes, he actually has opinions.

Don't just think of his...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-14-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 1,973
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I often use 1990's film, and never keep it in a...

I often use 1990's film, and never keep it in a refrigerator or freezer.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-14-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
A C41 film has a lot of exposure latitude. It's...

A C41 film has a lot of exposure latitude.

It's designed that way.

The C41 machines use a standard process so you cannot actually *push process.

There's no need.


*Some top end pro labs with top...
Forum: Olympus RF 02-13-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
"I'm giving it to my girlfriend for a once in a...

"I'm giving it to my girlfriend for a once in a lifetime trip to Beijing. Is it OK for that?"

Listen for any pause or hesitation.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-13-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,108
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Photographers' Gallery at Liberty in London

Is anybody going to the landscape photography exhibition (http://www.photonet.org.uk/index.php?pid=295) at Liberty (the posh shop) in London?
Forum: RFF News 02-12-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 9,489
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Congratulations. You deserved to win with those...

Congratulations.

You deserved to win with those photos.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-12-2009
Replies: 64
Views: 6,895
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Every once in a while I see 'magic light' which...

Every once in a while I see 'magic light' which will make any location look good no matter what the lens.

End of the day.

After rain.

Whatever, when you see that light you know it.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-12-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,342
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Roger: You remind me of the Michael Dibdin books...

Roger:

You remind me of the Michael Dibdin books in which Aurelio Zen 'adopts' a young woman as his daughter. A fine arrangement for the two of them.

All the best with the old BMW motorbike, the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,621
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I use the Fuji C 41 B&W from time to time. Does...

I use the Fuji C 41 B&W from time to time.

Does all I need, and it gets processed in a standard machine.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,686
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Or a ruby perhaps.

Or a ruby perhaps.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 1,774
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
http://my-expressions.com/up_media/7454/pblog/1135...

http://my-expressions.com/up_media/7454/pblog/11359/1228294944.JPG
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 1,774
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Thank you crawdiddy.

Thank you crawdiddy.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 1,774
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
http://my-expressions.com/up_media/7454/pblog/1135...

http://my-expressions.com/up_media/7454/pblog/11359/1230144417.JPG
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-08-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 3,119
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Parallax is a non-issue for normal working. It's...

Parallax is a non-issue for normal working.

It's only relevant to close-up work.

For which a rangefinder camera is poorly suited anyway.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 1,774
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 1,774
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
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Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-08-2009
Replies: 73
Views: 8,308
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Film production is carried out in fairly few...

Film production is carried out in fairly few factories worldwide.

When a bulk delivery of film goes from the factory to an overseas distributor isn't that shipment x-rayed as it's accepted at the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-06-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 5,369
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Olympus OM (single number) not just for the...

Olympus OM (single number) not just for the camera but also for the lenses.

I occasionally use an OM2 SP.

The 28-48mm wide zoom lens is especially useful in some situations.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,501
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
The machine at my local place (photography place,...

The machine at my local place (photography place, not drugstore) does perfectly good HIREZ scans so long as the operator dials in for maximum size enlargements but no actual prints.

The scans are...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-02-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,841
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Go to a few art shows, not photos, and enjoy the...

Go to a few art shows, not photos, and enjoy the exhibits.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-02-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 2,544
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-02-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 2,544
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-01-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 2,544
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-31-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 2,544
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
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Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2009
Replies: 107
Views: 7,356
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Exactly, thank you.

Exactly, thank you.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-30-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 3,238
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Rui: My thoughts exactly. If I was buying new...

Rui:


My thoughts exactly.

If I was buying new today I'd choose Zeiss over Leica.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2009
Replies: 107
Views: 7,356
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
Who was it who photographed the miners' strike in...

Who was it who photographed the miners' strike in Britain and the police officer on a horse attacking a striker?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-30-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 3,238
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
The people who buy this will never use it for any...

The people who buy this will never use it for any serious photography.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2009
Replies: 107
Views: 7,356
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
This is 'normal' in some places. In Portugal I...

This is 'normal' in some places.

In Portugal I cannot photograph a police officer.

On the television news their faces are blurred.

It's not just photos: even the trading standards officers looking...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-28-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,664
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
I buy a few disposables every now and again to...

I buy a few disposables every now and again to give to kids I know.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-28-2009
Replies: 84
Views: 5,894
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
If money is tight why not get the negatives...

If money is tight why not get the negatives scanned at a photo lab?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-26-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,028
Posted By ClaremontPhoto
The Year of the Ox: It's Chinese New Year!

Many of us are likely making Chinese New Year (also known as Spring Festival) photos today and during the next few days.

See how Magnum photographers (http://todayspictures.slate.com/20090126/) have...
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