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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 4,984
Posted By peterm1
I have a question. In fact two. OK...

I have a question. In fact two. OK three......

Who here uses or would use the version 1 Summilux as their "everyday" 50mm lens? I have read where some have opined (I do not recall if it was here or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Charles - have that scotch! Now for...

Thanks Charles - have that scotch!

Now for something different. More Kodachrome photos. This time of Vancouver in the 1950s and 1960s, taken by Fred Herzog. I have seen these images before and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By peterm1
Until recently I always felt as if I were 15...

Until recently I always felt as if I were 15 years younger than my chronological age - fit still played sport, walked, ran, sailed. Then I had a bout of spinal stenosis which has affected my spinal...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5,620
Views: 501,513
Posted By peterm1
Shot in 2016 in Bali. A village on the road to...

Shot in 2016 in Bali. A village on the road to Ubud.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49077600892_67e55d5872_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hLPwUC)Balinese Painter (https://flic.kr/p/2hLPwUC) by Life...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 3 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,445
Posted By peterm1
Just be aware though that if you are using a lens...

Just be aware though that if you are using a lens that suffers from focus shift this may shift the focus point as you stop down. If it shifts the point of focus more than can be compensated for by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By peterm1
Ordinary Chinese People In 1970s (45 photos)

Gorgeous images;

https://klyker.com/ordinary-chinese-people-in-1970s-45-photos/

Especially this one.

https://klyker.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Everyday-People-In-China-39.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3,071
Views: 485,709
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48786680071_78...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48786680071_787a7e77d7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hk7uhp)Cafe - Light on a Dusty Window (https://flic.kr/p/2hk7uhp) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By peterm1
You will get some answers here but maybe not the...

You will get some answers here but maybe not the ones you are looking for.

http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html

For example it lists the HC as "multicoated" and as being produced...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By peterm1
This kind of arrangement was relatively common...

This kind of arrangement was relatively common "back in the day" and as such has a long history. In the 1970s for example Zeiss and Konica formed a relationship and some Zeiss designed lenses were...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By peterm1
You do not really need a blueprint. Buy a regular...

You do not really need a blueprint. Buy a regular cheap plastic cover (or better still buy a few for spares) - the shoe size is basically standard on all cameras certainly from the 1970s onwards. So...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By peterm1
Yes I am kind of bored with hyper realism of...

Yes I am kind of bored with hyper realism of today's digital imagery. I do shoot digital pretty well exclusively these days (and no longer shoot slide film at all if it is even available - not sure I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By peterm1
I noticed yesterday on a different page of the...

I noticed yesterday on a different page of the same (I think) web site that there were some Ektachrome shots presented. My observation as I viewed them was that the colors in those shots struck me as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By peterm1
I spend a lot of digital post processing time...

I spend a lot of digital post processing time trying to emulate Kodachrome's unique palette. I very seldom succeed or even get close. This one is not bad I suppose though no where near as good a the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 376
Views: 35,303
Posted By peterm1
There is a strange symmetry in the asymmetry of...

There is a strange symmetry in the asymmetry of this shot.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4029/4315908134_2055d53f17_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7zoa8d)Distorted (https://flic.kr/p/7zoa8d) by Life in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By peterm1
I also cannot get over the beauty of Fan Ho's...

I also cannot get over the beauty of Fan Ho's work in Hong Kong. This set includes some color shots in addition to his more usual mono ones. All are fabulous....
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By peterm1
Some old photos in Kodachrome and other

Gotta love those old 'chrome shots.........

Kodachrome Shots of London in 1949

https://flashbak.com/wonderful-kodachrome-photos-of-london-in-1949-420885/

Travels with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 330
Views: 34,664
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49003056521_d3...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49003056521_d35ba06ccf_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hEetsR)Singer at the Pub (https://flic.kr/p/2hEetsR) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 6 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,445
Posted By peterm1
If I can get away with it (it depends on how...

If I can get away with it (it depends on how contrasty the image is) my approach is generally to set focus peaking sensitivity to low (if the camera allows that - not all do) and to make sure I use a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 3,753
Posted By peterm1
I frequently find the patterns and reflections...

I frequently find the patterns and reflections made by buildings interesting. Even when otherwise they are nothing too special.

https://live.staticflickr.com/3923/15067390471_2db32d3890_h.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5,620
Views: 501,513
Posted By peterm1
Saffron and...

Saffron and Yellow


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48969543118_7598b9ebd2_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hBgH6y)Saffron Monk (https://flic.kr/p/2hBgH6y) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By peterm1
Metal shutter blinds have advantages - e.g less...

Metal shutter blinds have advantages - e.g less risk of burning a hole. But they have their problems. In particular it is sometimes hard to find one which has not had a clumsy owner at some stage who...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By peterm1
Cool. Although my father was born in Hungary I...

Cool. Although my father was born in Hungary I never thought of myself as Hungarian as such as it was only later in my life I had the chance to visit there (and loved it). I did at one point think...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,937
Views: 258,132
Posted By peterm1
I like the way the sign seems to be at the bottom...

I like the way the sign seems to be at the bottom of the gate. Thus more convenient for rabbits to read, perhaps?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,937
Views: 258,132
Posted By peterm1
I suppose they mean the "other" other...

I suppose they mean the "other" other door....................
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By peterm1
Interestingly (sort of) I was many years ago...

Interestingly (sort of) I was many years ago given a Minox camera by my father. I never used it - it was not my kind of thing. But if you look at the carrying chain in this photo you will see some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3,071
Views: 485,709
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49002536843_f8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49002536843_f8b1e80923_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hEbNYT)Singer at the Pub 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2hEbNYT) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By peterm1
I want a 360 degree head camera. No I do not...

I want a 360 degree head camera.
No I do not want to take full circle panoramas. I just think the Heath Robinson device which fires all shutters simultaneously is cool. It's the work of a mad...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 495
Views: 93,477
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48907335327_d0...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48907335327_d08775457a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hvLSTr)Bali 2000 (https://flic.kr/p/2hvLSTr) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 161
Views: 5,956
Posted By peterm1
I think its what cats do when they run out of...

I think its what cats do when they run out of drool. :)
My cat lays on the bed and licks her fur drooling all the time. When I discover what she is up to it is too late there is a large wet patch on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3,235
Views: 564,410
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49032348287_10...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49032348287_10ee1459d7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hGPATi)Sunday Brunch (https://flic.kr/p/2hGPATi) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 596
Posted By peterm1
Though I have offered the OP ideas on how his...

Though I have offered the OP ideas on how his object might be achieved I agree with you. I had one and thought it looked lovely as is.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By peterm1
No worries. I have never let a little vignetting...

No worries. I have never let a little vignetting worry me. Its easy to fix if that is what someone wants and as you say adds to the look. In fact I frequently add a vignette where there is not one...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 376
Views: 35,303
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48708595451_7f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48708595451_7f0e2f2a4c_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hddhrR)Gritty in the City (https://flic.kr/p/2hddhrR) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 248
Views: 13,772
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48934014232_94...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48934014232_94aa80aa0e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hy8BAy)Architecture Reflected (https://flic.kr/p/2hy8BAy) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 248
Views: 13,772
Posted By peterm1
Yep a lovely image. I am somehow also reminded a...

Yep a lovely image.

I am somehow also reminded a bit of Saul Leiter though his has a different mood.

https://www.wuwm.com/sites/wuwm/files/styles/x_large/public/201602/paris_1959.jpeg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By peterm1
As I understand it, since your lens has an...

As I understand it, since your lens has an external 55mm thread as would normally be found on a filter (i.e. a male thread) you require a female to female adapter which when attached will in effect...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By peterm1
I can relate to your problems with lenses and...

I can relate to your problems with lenses and accessories that have odd filter threads. I recently bought a lens hood for a 50mm f2 Ultron lens used on the old Voigtlander Prominent rangefinder...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 540
Views: 49,844
Posted By peterm1
Pizza e...

Pizza e Mozzarella

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48956095136_19a269d4a0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hA5MtN)Pizza e Mozzarella (https://flic.kr/p/2hA5MtN) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 596
Posted By peterm1
Assuming your camera is silver.....An art store...

Assuming your camera is silver.....An art store near me (so I assume many will do likewise) sells super fine metallic powders (bronze, silver etc). But the "silver" one is actually powdered aluminium...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 274
Views: 24,998
Posted By peterm1
A few from Victoria Harbor, Hong...

A few from Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong

https://i.imgur.com/PeGCTc4.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/kxf8RlZ.jpg

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

https://i.imgur.com/ms9fxw3.jpg
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 654
Posted By peterm1
I am reading that when metering the same target...

I am reading that when metering the same target the meters on the 3 cameras are invariant no matter whether a 1.35v or a 1.55v battery is inserted and both battery types are delivering correctly...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 553
Views: 85,503
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48993896817_60...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48993896817_60d94eb7c3_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hDqwAV)Casual Portrait in Monochrome (https://flic.kr/p/2hDqwAV) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,466
Posted By peterm1
EBay started collecting a 10% Goods and Services...

EBay started collecting a 10% Goods and Services tax for Australians buying overseas a year or two back after the Australian government made a tax grab (Previously anything bought on eBay under $1000...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 3,485
Posted By peterm1
https://i.imgur.com/vYGkrvH.jpg https://i.imgur.c...

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

https://i.imgur.com/i8ejtZf.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/NZB07Fs.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/itQyWws.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 638
Views: 53,711
Posted By peterm1
Server at a Food...

Server at a Food Stall

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48790126818_ccdc095006_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hkq9T5)The Light From Behind (https://flic.kr/p/2hkq9T5) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 255
Views: 27,237
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49002536843_f8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49002536843_f8b1e80923_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hEbNYT)Singer at the Pub 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2hEbNYT) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,432
Posted By peterm1
I can see that (no pun intended) but we should...

I can see that (no pun intended) but we should bear in mind that this may be regarded as a further advantage (if one wants to count it as such) of a rangefinder camera. With an SLR the focus may well...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 1,820
Posted By peterm1
Sorry dude but I have no doubt this comment is...

Sorry dude but I have no doubt this comment is overblown at every level. You can say internal combustion is a disaster but everything you rely upon for life is dependent on it from food to heating to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By peterm1
My favorite Schneider Xenon is a 105mm f3.5 which...

My favorite Schneider Xenon is a 105mm f3.5 which presents very nice people photos.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4609/27825900709_de8067f61f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JoT1QM)Cafe Study 29...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,255
Posted By peterm1
I was a little surprised at him nominating 7...

I was a little surprised at him nominating 7 Artisans but he did seem to be basing his assessment on a single lens - the 25mm f1.5 for cropped sensor which like many older designs are poor in the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,211
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48972350348_d3...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48972350348_d3c8fca2c5_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hBw6A5)Creperie (https://flic.kr/p/2hBw6A5) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,211
Posted By peterm1
Damn! That ice would go well in my kind of...

Damn! That ice would go well in my kind of drink.................a big one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,255
Posted By peterm1
Dude have you even read the article? Its...

Dude have you even read the article? Its exclusively or almost exclusively about the reliability of the lenses not optical performance except in one or two instances lens optical performance is so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 1,820
Posted By peterm1
To answer your questions in the order you have...

To answer your questions in the order you have asked them.........

Shouldn’t we? Shouldn’t we make this a higher priority?
Maybe.
But it all comes down to proportionality. Is real damage being done...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By peterm1
Maybe do what I do if you are not too worried...

Maybe do what I do if you are not too worried about appearances - only function. Buy a metal hood for longer focal lengths in a diameter of say 43mm (I find that 43mm is a pretty good option but you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,255
Posted By peterm1
"The Worst Lens Company Is . . ."

I stumbled on an article with the above title today and thought it interesting enough to put a link up here. https://alikgriffin.com/worst-lens-company/

His focus is on the plethora of new(ish)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By peterm1
Ah, I reckon that one is easy - human nature. We...

Ah, I reckon that one is easy - human nature. We are only motivated by what we don't have. Once we have achieved the peak we cease being motivated by it as the challenge is lost.
I struggle too. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By peterm1
Why is it when I am shooting in the street and...

Why is it when I am shooting in the street and see the perfect subject at just the right distance, with perfect framing and composition and light coming from just the right direction and with just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,463
Posted By peterm1
Now dude, that's just showing off. Very nice. :)

Now dude, that's just showing off. Very nice. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,211
Posted By peterm1
I just remembered this old one...

I just remembered this old one too.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4847/46589206222_2d2c7b1b86_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dYVRSf)In a Saloon Bar, North Adelaide (https://flic.kr/p/2dYVRSf) by Life in...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By peterm1
Not exactly the place for it but I had the chance...

Not exactly the place for it but I had the chance to visit a Thai Buddhist Temple in the small town of Mylor in the Adelaide Hills. Set amongst the trees of a national park complete with kangaroos...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,211
Posted By peterm1
Me too. Which I guess is why I tend to prefer...

Me too. Which I guess is why I tend to prefer longer lenses and the distance they confer without intruding on personal space. And also I shoot and scoot.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,211
Posted By peterm1
Another photo similar to one I posted below shot...

Another photo similar to one I posted below shot on a different day (5 months apart) but from the same vantage point.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48964612946_9b438de0dd_h.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,211
Posted By peterm1
You clearly have the knack of engaging with your...

You clearly have the knack of engaging with your subjects. Which is a good thing. I sometimes lack the confidence to do that. The upside is I end up with quite a few candids which is also good in its...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,211
Posted By peterm1
Another nice shot.

Another nice shot.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,211
Posted By peterm1
Cool shot. I like it.

Cool shot. I like it.
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 246
Views: 7,710
Posted By peterm1
My initial reaction was that I especially like...

My initial reaction was that I especially like the film sim modes. And maybe I would still if I owned an X Pro 3 but on reflection I seldom shoot in jpg as I just like the ability to pull more info...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,211
Posted By peterm1
Love this shot.

Love this shot.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 79,401
Posted By peterm1
I want to post about a different aspect of...

I want to post about a different aspect of "improvement" - not the technical stuff, but the artistic stuff. In my signature (below) I have linked some articles I had published on developing style and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,211
Posted By peterm1
Staff: Back of House, Front of House.

Sorry about the typo in the title of this thread. :(

Not sure if we have done this before, but going back through my body of work I realized I have some images I am particularly happy with, focusing...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 3,485
Posted By peterm1
This is my great grandfather's house, sadly not...

This is my great grandfather's house, sadly not mine though in truth I could never afford to (a) buy it nor (b) restore it. Originally it was a small colonial masonic hall, the membership of which...
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 246
Views: 7,710
Posted By peterm1
I have just been looking at this video review. ...

I have just been looking at this video review. The colors and rendering in the samples shown look darn nice. It is especially tempting for this reason alone. I am less interested in the bells and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,165
Posted By peterm1
There are some people for whom "gob stoppers"...

There are some people for whom "gob stoppers" JUST.......DON'T......WORK!

https://i.imgur.com/OMyLv1P.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 607
Views: 91,094
Posted By peterm1
I will sometimes find an old photo in which I...

I will sometimes find an old photo in which I have messed something up. Focus, exposure etc. The photo will often be rejected at first, but then looking back at it, sometimes years later I will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,165
Posted By peterm1
Family albums SHOULD be a repository for all the...

Family albums SHOULD be a repository for all the shots that usually do not make it onto social media - the ones that break the stereotypes.

Including the silly ones:

(I hurt my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 638
Views: 53,711
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48777928923_a6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48777928923_a674ebdb1d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hjkCSx)Soft Portrait - Sunlit Window 1 (https://flic.kr/p/2hjkCSx) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 717
Posted By peterm1
I agree. This is not unusual.

I agree. This is not unusual.
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,949
Posted By peterm1
I cannot imagine real software from Adobe being...

I cannot imagine real software from Adobe being full of spyware. More likely it seems to me that he bought a dodgy Elements clone online that had spyware embedded in the installer exe. It is not at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 717
Posted By peterm1
I wonder if my D700 is too? I habitually shoot...

I wonder if my D700 is too?

I habitually shoot 1 stop under when in contrasty situations to avoid too many blown highlights (and have done so for a while) and have noticed when I do not, that the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By peterm1
I believe it does not apply to pro members who...

I believe it does not apply to pro members who have an ad free experience.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By peterm1
Just to make everyone drool. Canon used to make...

Just to make everyone drool. Canon used to make sets of filters like these in the full range of common colors for black and white work in stored in this multicolored screw-apart case. The set...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By peterm1
I suspect that everyone hangs onto them because...

I suspect that everyone hangs onto them because they are hard to find. creating a vicious circle - they are expensive and a bit rare so people hoard making them more expensive and rare. As a purely...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 324
Views: 32,704
Posted By peterm1
Cool thank you very much for the info and the...

Cool thank you very much for the info and the compliment. I also was not familiar with the camera lucida though of course understood how renaissance painters were said to have used a camera obscura...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 324
Views: 32,704
Posted By peterm1
BTW I am not familiar with Ingres. Any links?

BTW I am not familiar with Ingres. Any links?
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Faris. Your home looks equally exotic and...

Thanks Faris. Your home looks equally exotic and interesting to us of course.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 324
Views: 32,704
Posted By peterm1
Yep acknowledged and that's fine by me, I never...

Yep acknowledged and that's fine by me, I never pretend that my approach suits everyone. But in general with such images, I prefer a somewhat "painterly" and "interpretive", to a more "realistic"...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,646
Posted By peterm1
Me too Raid. In fact at this moment I have a 75mm...

Me too Raid. In fact at this moment I have a 75mm lens mounted which in my book is an even better focal length for the way I shoot and see the world. But like the OP of this thread my skills with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 324
Views: 32,704
Posted By peterm1
And yes she does (and did) often wear contact...

And yes she does (and did) often wear contact lenses! But it is something I never even turned my mind to before.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,450
Posted By peterm1
I do not have a Monochrom but more recently have...

I do not have a Monochrom but more recently have been thinking about it. These days I mainly shoot in RAW, in color of course, (which it then process in various ways including in maybe 10% of cases...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 324
Views: 32,704
Posted By peterm1
You know I really do not know (the photo is from...

You know I really do not know (the photo is from almost 20 years ago). But I sincerely believe I did not use a flash....... as I did not have one for that camera (and as was common at the time the...
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By peterm1
The hills of Adelaide South Australia - my home...

The hills of Adelaide South Australia - my home is at the foot of these hills, a few minutes short drive away. They are unspectacular but they are serenely beautiful - the perfect place for a quiet...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 324
Views: 32,704
Posted By peterm1
Shot circa 2000 on a trip to Bali, this casual...

Shot circa 2000 on a trip to Bali, this casual portrait of my soon to be wife (then aged 35) was taken with a Nikon F801s and 28-85mm f3.5-4.5 (my camera and travel lens of choice back then) but...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,709
Views: 111,447
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48780415792_a3...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48780415792_a3c42ee6e2_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hjyo8A)Dark Street (https://flic.kr/p/2hjyo8A) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,763
Posted By peterm1
If disks go bad, then why on earth do people not...

If disks go bad, then why on earth do people not take the opportunity while they are still working, to "rip" the music to their PC hard drive. If you use a Windows PC then the Windows Media Player...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-15-2019
Replies: 696
Views: 87,810
Posted By peterm1
Here is a collection of my sea themed shots which...

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

The Low Isles Port Douglas...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-15-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 53,711
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48790126818_cc...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48790126818_ccdc095006_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hkq9T5)The Light From Behind (https://flic.kr/p/2hkq9T5) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 580
Posted By peterm1
Yep, noted. Truth is, I always take reviews with...

Yep, noted. Truth is, I always take reviews with a grain of salt. Seldom are they really conducted in a rigorous, scientific way and people also have their own preferences and biases. Not even...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 580
Posted By peterm1
Yes it is superb. I would have suggested it but...

Yes it is superb. I would have suggested it but thought that the zooms you were considering were AF ones for some reason, probably because you are looking to replace an another AF lens. I have the Ai...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 580
Posted By peterm1
In relation to the 28-85mm - selling it and then...

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

I do not even know why I sold it. I suspect it was because back then I had a D70s which was an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 580
Posted By peterm1
Interesting. I had never heard that before. I...

Interesting. I had never heard that before. I must check mine as I have not used it for the past year (too many lenses not enough time)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 580
Posted By peterm1
For a consumer grade lens the AF 35-70mm f3.3-4.5...

For a consumer grade lens the AF 35-70mm f3.3-4.5 performs surprisingly well especially when stopped down (as is usual with such lenses). I have the first AF version of this lens and while I do not...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-12-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 4,028
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/4007/4315028688_8df5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4007/4315028688_8df5b70800_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7ziDGm)Blossoms on Black (https://flic.kr/p/7ziDGm) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-11-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,498
Posted By peterm1
I started my photography with Pentax lenses - the...

I started my photography with Pentax lenses - the screw mount M42 versions for the most part. I did, for a brief time, buy and use an early Pentax AF camera and lens and while the camera itself was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2019
Replies: 528
Views: 47,183
Posted By peterm1
While I do not usually make street photos of...

While I do not usually make street photos of kids, for obvious reasons these in these hyper sensitive times, this little fellow's dad was present and was happy for me to take the shot....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-10-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By peterm1
I kind of think that if someone cemented the...

I kind of think that if someone cemented the screws in with something like epoxy then you are screwed. hahahaha See what I did there (sorry, they do say that word play is the least creditable kind of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-10-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By peterm1
Another possibility then may be to use a slightly...

Another possibility then may be to use a slightly larger drill - the same diameter as the counter sink of the head. Carefully drill the head off leaving the threaded screw shank intact. (This assumes...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-10-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By peterm1
You can buy screw removers but I have never seen...

You can buy screw removers but I have never seen them in sizes for small screws like the ones, I am sure are in your lens mount. One thought though, is that you might try to ask a specialist supplier...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,715
Posted By peterm1
The problem with rangefinders is...

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

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169666&highlight=nikon+f
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-10-2019
Replies: 1,388
Views: 327,630
Posted By peterm1
This is a mixed bag of a few older shots from a...

This is a mixed bag of a few older shots from a few years ago taken with an M8 and various lenses (though often with a Ver 3 Summicron 50mm or a ver 4 Summicron 35mm). I have to admit the combo....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-10-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By peterm1
I heard its images are a...

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

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/super-villain/images/9/91/3998596-dr-evil.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140805055410
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-09-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By peterm1
I am tempted to get the new 75mm f1.5 Nokton....

I am tempted to get the new 75mm f1.5 Nokton. https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review-voigtlander-75mm-f1-5-vm/
It seems to perform very well and in the classic looks department it is a super model. And...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-08-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,740
Posted By peterm1
If you can stretch your budget I would go for the...

If you can stretch your budget I would go for the M240 myself. The CMOS sensor gives pretty good dynamic range unlike the CCD sensors of the M8 and M9. I still have an M8 and have considered...
Forum: Photo Software 10-08-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By peterm1
I seem to remember that the whole suite of Nik...

I seem to remember that the whole suite of Nik image software was bundled in a single installer originally and I presume (I cannot recall) you can select which of these to install when you run that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,272
Posted By peterm1
A battleship has a rangefinder for its artillery....

A battleship has a rangefinder for its artillery. I suppose that makes it a camera. Its a bit heavy to carry about though.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-07-2019
Replies: 330
Views: 34,664
Posted By peterm1
Ladies who...

Ladies who Lunch

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48845469476_055eefe5da_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hqiNjQ)Morning Tea, Reflections, Shadows 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2hqiNjQ) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-07-2019
Replies: 271
Views: 31,038
Posted By peterm1
Thanks for reviving this thread Lynn. it make me...

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48839877832_01ca68890e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hpP98b)Statue with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,272
Posted By peterm1
"Answer likely someplace; just too lazy to...

"Answer likely someplace; just too lazy to search." Clearly BobBill does not understand what a "rangefinder" camera is and is too lazy to search (his words). Really? Is he suggesting any camera you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2019
Replies: 4,613
Views: 1,312,722
Posted By peterm1
Oops. Sorry. I wondered why I had not posted...

Oops. Sorry. I wondered why I had not posted previously to this thread. I should have read it's classification more closely.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-05-2019
Replies: 4,613
Views: 1,312,722
Posted By peterm1
Leica M8, Summicron 50mm f2 version 3, Processed...

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48768185616_e082cc1f17_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hitGwu)The Elegant Hand Takes a Relaxed Brunch...
Forum: Travel 10-05-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,346
Posted By peterm1
Hindu Kush? Photo below by an Australian...

Hindu Kush?

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

And yes, I would not go there........ :) But good for you that you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2019
Replies: 5,620
Views: 501,513
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48845469476_5d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48845469476_5df04b0ed7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hqiNjQ)Morning Tea, Reflections, Shadows 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2hqiNjQ) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2019
Replies: 5,620
Views: 501,513
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48790126818_cc...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48790126818_ccdc095006_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hkq9T5)The Light From Behind (https://flic.kr/p/2hkq9T5) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-03-2019
Replies: 165
Views: 43,201
Posted By peterm1
Forgive me for this post but I thought people...

Forgive me for this post but I thought people could be interested. While I do not have a picture of my Canon camera (my last one being a IVSB) having now sold it I did keep some Canon lenses which I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-03-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,485
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Mike The bathroom works for me too in the...

Thanks Mike

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

There once was a man...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By peterm1
Resorts, hotels, holidays especially overseas

Several years ago we treated ourselves to a holiday in beautiful Bali at one of their very nice villa resorts. Not a usual thing for us but my wife had been working very hard without a break for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-03-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,485
Posted By peterm1
It's nice to have a quiet, private place to sit...

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

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

Even my cat says so.

https://i.imgur.com/IC2rOxT.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-01-2019
Replies: 609
Views: 31,625
Posted By peterm1
I lost a red dot from a Leica lens (no idea how)...

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

I recalled seeing dress maker's pins with various colored round...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By peterm1
You can buy an adapter for some Contax lenses and...

You can buy an adapter for some Contax lenses and I believe the Sonnar 50mm is one lens that works on the adapters. Not sure about the 85mm and not sure about the technicalities of adapting a Robot...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-01-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,485
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Paulbe. Yes you got it in one. Serenity is...

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

"Feel the serenity"

(Probably only Aussies will get the quote which is a cultural reference to an old and much loved...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,473
Posted By peterm1
Hey Smaug, if you sold all of your collection...

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

(A little Lord of the Rings joke there)....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-01-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By peterm1
I love the historical connections too. Robert...

I love the historical connections too. Robert Capa etc. I had a prewar Contax and really enjoyed using it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-01-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,485
Posted By peterm1
I tend to use art - especially Asian art as a...

I tend to use art - especially Asian art as a theme in my home (always been a bit arty farty.......... and a self confessed neat freak). And as you will see in two photos below I even have an Asian...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,485
Posted By peterm1
My little Buddha acolyte who sits by my front...

My little Buddha acolyte who sits by my front door. He started out as an inexpensive concrete statue which I carefully polychromed in the style of Asian statues and then distressed to make it look...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-26-2019
Replies: 150
Views: 13,539
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48792015812_46...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48792015812_4694e94283_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hkzQpW)A Moment of Quiet Contemplation (https://flic.kr/p/2hkzQpW) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-26-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,001
Posted By peterm1
Haha haha. You do not need to explain to me...

Haha haha.

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

Often too only...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-26-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 5,956
Posted By peterm1
I am somewhat the same with regard to reading -...

I am somewhat the same with regard to reading - mainly history, social history and biography are probably my favorites. I have recently discovered an Oxfam charity bookshop in my city which is very...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-26-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,001
Posted By peterm1
Mike I am wondering if you have shot with the...

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

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

BTW which I have not said so...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-26-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 5,956
Posted By peterm1
Chris, I notice you are reading William...

Chris, I notice you are reading William Manchester's biography of Winston Churchill. I did not realize he had written one on Churchill but really enjoy his writing on history. I first came across him...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-25-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 5,956
Posted By peterm1
Given how much he was apparently mistreated by...

Given how much he was apparently mistreated by his past owners I am guessing he learned to hunt to survive. And this is what you are seeing now.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,957
Posted By peterm1
Holy cr#p. If understood a single word of that...

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

Well actually I am impressed.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,710
Posted By peterm1
This is true. But I am reconciled to it. I have...

This is true. But I am reconciled to it. I have written about this before - if the production line stop rolling the money soon runs out, the firm collapses and the cameras we take for granted no...
Forum: Photo Software 09-23-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,949
Posted By peterm1
Corel has recently been offering its PSP 2020...

Corel has recently been offering its PSP 2020 product as stated in the above post and is throwing in its video editor all for the princely sum of $71 Australian (about $50 US). So this is an...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-23-2019
Replies: 1,388
Views: 327,630
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48768185616_e0...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48768185616_e082cc1f17_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hitGwu)The Elegant Hand Takes a Relaxed Brunch (https://flic.kr/p/2hitGwu) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,187
Posted By peterm1
Maybe not what you had in mind................

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

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0883/2488/products/man_kicking_butt.jpg?v=1448980834
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-22-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,710
Posted By peterm1
Like you I am rather relaxed about its design...

Like you I am rather relaxed about its design although I can see some people's point of view that a sideways "flippy" screen (and or a screen that is reversible in situ) would be better in principle...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-22-2019
Replies: 1,709
Views: 111,447
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48761497556_fe...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48761497556_fe8d6fb06d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hhTqp7)Working the Street (https://flic.kr/p/2hhTqp7) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-21-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,710
Posted By peterm1
They would have lost too many potential customers...

They would have lost too many potential customers by doing that. Their solution (which admittedly is kind of a solution to a non existent problem given people can choose to turn off their LCD or just...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-21-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,710
Posted By peterm1
An interesting concept which no doubt caters to...

An interesting concept which no doubt caters to the current fashion amongst youngsters for film photography. I am not condemning it by any means having cut my teeth on film cameras I can see some...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-20-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 5,956
Posted By peterm1
I would not exactly say my cat is mean to me....

I would not exactly say my cat is mean to me. When she goes into "attack mode" with me she always holds back a little - I do not think she is ever trying to hurt me deliberately but sometimes...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,397
Posted By peterm1
Yep I am just as puzzled and mystified by quantum...

Yep I am just as puzzled and mystified by quantum physics as the next guy but I keep on cogitating over it. That makes me a kind of quantum tragic. One who even reads limericks on quantum physics -...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,397
Posted By peterm1
In my case the Schrodinger's cat is usually...

In my case the Schrodinger's cat is usually inherent in the photos I make. Until I observe them and then process them on my PC I am never sure if the photos are any good or not. Until then they are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,397
Posted By peterm1
Its A Test! :^)

Its A Test! :^)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-16-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By peterm1
Further flexibility in choice of lens hoods can...

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

A trick I use is to mainly use 43mm as my standard for smaller diameter lens -37mm, 39mm, 40mm, 40.5m, 41mm etc....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-16-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 6,260
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48724733101_52...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48724733101_524ace4622_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2heCZBc)Buddha at the Door (https://flic.kr/p/2heCZBc) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By peterm1
Thanks for that. I am happy to insult myself...

Thanks for that. I am happy to insult myself however. :^)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-15-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,102
Posted By peterm1
Oh yes this is great too. Lynn. Love those...

Oh yes this is great too. Lynn. Love those reflections and the sense of movement
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-15-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,102
Posted By peterm1
Good one. I love reflections in wet pavements...

Good one. I love reflections in wet pavements etc. But somehow I never think to do them myself - probably because I am too soft to go out in rain.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure how one finds out the number of...

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

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

5,496. Geez I need a life!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-15-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,102
Posted By peterm1
An alternate version of a photo I think I have...

An alternate version of a photo I think I have already posted. (Shot through a translucent window blind in a hotel where I was staying at Southbank, Melbourne a few years...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-14-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 5,956
Posted By peterm1
"Haven't posted any photos of Sneaky in a while....

"Haven't posted any photos of Sneaky in a while. Here are some from yesterday morning! He was in the kitchen hoping for MORE food (He already ate a bowl of canned food plus a large number of...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-14-2019
Replies: 1,709
Views: 111,447
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48729341026_e1...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48729341026_e1f6bd7faa_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hf3Bob)Scenes on the Street -Triptych (https://flic.kr/p/2hf3Bob) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,128
Posted By peterm1
Yes nice. Somehow I like shots taken through...

Yes nice. Somehow I like shots taken through public transport windows. I think the reason is that it adds a cinematic quality to the shot. And it raises ambiguous questions - people on buses and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,128
Posted By peterm1
I had anticipated someone asking this and it's a...

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

I tend to divide post processing into 2 fundamental parts. The first...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-13-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By peterm1
That reminds me years ago I ended up with a whole...

That reminds me years ago I ended up with a whole set of filters in 39mm for Summicron and also for Summitar (Leitz, Walz, Hoya and others) including a deep red one - I think for a Summitar. I must...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-13-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,128
Posted By peterm1
In line with my post below about the M8's color...

In line with my post below about the M8's color rendition here are a few more made recently. I have indeed, if not totally and completely fallen back in love with my M8, at least ended our trial...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-13-2019
Replies: 828
Views: 92,878
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48652388206_cd...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48652388206_cdb1df3231_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h8fcZq)The Reader (https://flic.kr/p/2h8fcZq) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-12-2019
Replies: 254
Views: 16,122
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48704591042_65...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48704591042_65306c8191_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hcRL5j)Summer Rain, City Street (https://flic.kr/p/2hcRL5j) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2019
Replies: 5,620
Views: 501,513
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48710716391_12...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48710716391_12020b6623_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hdp9VM)The Look That Says it All (https://flic.kr/p/2hdp9VM) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 546
Views: 68,281
Posted By peterm1
Kind of partial to this one which I took...

Kind of partial to this one which I took recently:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48719528272_1ba09e387e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hebjoL)Cafe Study (https://flic.kr/p/2hebjoL) by Life in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 546
Views: 68,281
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48621872266_c6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48621872266_c656c4b75d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h5xNEw)Alla 3 (https://flic.kr/p/2h5xNEw) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 546
Views: 68,281
Posted By peterm1
Nice one Mike.

Nice one Mike.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2019
Replies: 150
Views: 13,539
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48652388206_4b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48652388206_4bd1965e14_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h8fcZq)The Reader (https://flic.kr/p/2h8fcZq) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By peterm1
I do believe I have heard it recommended to focus...

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

I have never heard of ignition inside the camera however. Though logically there has to be some degree of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,758
Posted By peterm1
If you really want a (relatively) inexpensive...

If you really want a (relatively) inexpensive Leica wide angle the one I would recommend is the 35mm Summaron f3.5. The earliest of these was in Leica Thread Mount so can be adapted (as I describe...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 10,423
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48663929647_2f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48663929647_2faabab648_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h9gmRM)In vino....veritas (https://flic.kr/p/2h9gmRM) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-05-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 997
Posted By peterm1
I cannot comment on how the Z6 or Z7 perform but...

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

I have used lenses from...
Forum: Travel 09-05-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By peterm1
Oh bugger it, do them both! Having thought about...

Oh bugger it, do them both! Having thought about it I would. You can catch a train (or bus) to move between them. The trip takes about 7 hours I am told. It may be possible to do the trip by water...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-04-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,436
Posted By peterm1
Agree. The aperture blades should not be...

Agree. The aperture blades should not be lubricated unless with a tiny bit of dry graphite powder administered by a fine painters brush. And even then its usually not needed or advisable - graphite...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-04-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 3,992
Posted By peterm1
It can be said however, that young women seem to...

It can be said however, that young women seem to be captivated by Leica. At least in my experience. Almost every time I go out into a crowded space with my M8 on my chest, someone (and that "someone"...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By peterm1
BTW this lens is worth fixing. While low contrast...

BTW this lens is worth fixing. While low contrast (made even less contrasty by the poor state of the coating on the front element of my specific lens) it does make nice images and low contrast is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By peterm1
I just had an epiphany. A blinding flash of...

I just had an epiphany.

A blinding flash of realization that points to something SO obvious I am kicking myself. I was grasping at straws and going down for the third time when suddenly I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2019
Replies: 397
Views: 45,112
Posted By peterm1
Through a bus...

Through a bus window

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48621620803_356bfca027_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h5wvUX)Barber Poles (https://flic.kr/p/2h5wvUX) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By peterm1
Yes Light Table is its name. And it is good to...

Yes Light Table is its name. And it is good to know that raising the negative helps. BTW how did you do that - did you make a carrier of some sort or did you already have a plastic carrier of the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-03-2019
Replies: 1,388
Views: 327,630
Posted By peterm1
It is not often that I can be accused of...

It is not often that I can be accused of inspiring someone. So will take this instance with pleasure. :)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By peterm1
For people who occasionally want to digitize a...

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

One hack I have tried for digitizing film (both negatives...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-03-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By peterm1
I had the same thought yesterday, but I will tell...

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

First I should say that I wanted to set up a more controlled situation to do some more extensive testing at 3 meters - I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-03-2019
Replies: 1,388
Views: 327,630
Posted By peterm1
Thank you very much for this. As I recall, the...

Thank you very much for this. As I recall, the shot of the street musician was made with a thread mount lens - in this case a Leica Summarit 50mm f1.5 in LTM shot at f2 if my memory does not betray...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 09-03-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 27,444
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48652598812_65...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48652598812_65dbf9ae5a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h8ghAy)Intently Listening (https://flic.kr/p/2h8ghAy) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-03-2019
Replies: 1,388
Views: 327,630
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48622373528_2a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48622373528_2afcf9495f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h5AnEY)Street Performer (https://flic.kr/p/2h5AnEY) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By peterm1
My favorite WW2 female photographer. Who...

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

https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/09/female-wwii-photographer-lee-miller
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By peterm1
"Apps that track bike-lane offenders help...

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

Irrelevant Rant 1. Everytime I hear or read words like ".....feel a sense of agency" I know the author of those words is a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,102
Posted By peterm1
So do I have a soft spot for fog, it adds and air...

So do I have a soft spot for fog, it adds and air of mystery that is normally not present in other images. I like your images very much and yes I think they are artistically achieved. Well done. And...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,102
Posted By peterm1
I seem to recall you telling me once before that...

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

Wonnerup is a good old Australian sounding name, though I think I had never actually...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,815
Posted By peterm1
Dear Deardorff38 I was not denigrating anyone and...

Dear Deardorff38 I was not denigrating anyone and certainly not you (if that is your impression). I am simply making the point that we have been here many times always with the same outcome - a film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,815
Posted By peterm1
I can see this is just going to quickly...

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

My attitude...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-01-2019
Replies: 528
Views: 47,183
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48661948038_4f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48661948038_4f0f7c6cf4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h96cN7)Red Blind (https://flic.kr/p/2h96cN7) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,815
Posted By peterm1
"It occurred to me that we are blessed with...

"It occurred to me that we are blessed with photography equipment today that exceeds the capabilities of anything from the past yet I don't think we really appreciate how lucky we are. In the 1970's,...
Forum: Travel 09-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By peterm1
I have been to Budapest but not Prague. I found...

I have been to Budapest but not Prague. I found it captivating. Although my trip was around 2000 so getting on to 20 years ago and some parts will have changed I nevertheless do expect some areas to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-01-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By peterm1
Canon LTM 50mm f1.2 - Wildly front focusing.

Bit of a long story so please bear with me.

For quite a while I have owned a Canon 50mm f1.2 in LTM but only ever tried it on my M8 once or twice. I expected to have problems with rangefinder...
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