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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 356
Views: 17,159
Posted By Paul T.
The earlier photos looked great. The...

The earlier photos looked great. The over-filtered ones that look like an iPhone via Instagram, crunching the dynamic range and adding vignette, don't do anything for it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,702
Posted By Paul T.
I think sorting out some of the 'stuff' we're...

I think sorting out some of the 'stuff' we're surrounded with is a good idea.

My son is leaving home for uni next month and I've started a totally new career to mark this. I am trying to cut down...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-06-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 17,159
Posted By Paul T.
Sue someone for passing off your product or...

Sue someone for passing off your product or infringing your IP - and you might publicise the product, which might otherwise have disappeared into...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-06-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 17,159
Posted By Paul T.
Oh, it would do. The law is complicated and...

Oh, it would do.

The law is complicated and also varies across territories, but if Leica see this being sold as a Summicron, even with an old design, they'd have a good case for "Passing Off"....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,050
Posted By Paul T.
I think you just proved their point. :)

I think you just proved their point. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,664
Posted By Paul T.
This thread started with a vague unsubstantiated,...

This thread started with a vague unsubstantiated, unverifiable anecdote. Then went south fast.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,578
Posted By Paul T.
SO sorry to hear this He has lived his life as...

SO sorry to hear this

He has lived his life as he wanted to, working with things he loved. I will be thinking of him and Frances in the coming days, I hope he's sitting in a nice location with good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 997
Posted By Paul T.
Exactly, they're formalising it as they don't...

Exactly, they're formalising it as they don't trust us.

Again, it's worth stressing that you CAN check the box and specify a high offer minimum, if you want, which automatically rejects lowball...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 997
Posted By Paul T.
Yes, it's another irritating, useless new...

Yes, it's another irritating, useless new feature. It's like a BIN offer, only for auctions.

You can disable it via a tick box when you first list. You probably didn't notice, I didn't. I know I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,939
Posted By Paul T.
COnsidering the guy died doing his job, I'd say...

COnsidering the guy died doing his job, I'd say the chicken sh*ts are the folks who make these kind of comments behind the safety of a keyboard.

As for the main article, it contains so many...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By Paul T.
I've been using eBay a lot again recently, for...

I've been using eBay a lot again recently, for sales and purchases, and it's been great. Ive raised $2k from mostly random stuff - old jeans, CDs, and the nipper's old Warhammer figures.

In one...
Forum: RFF News 11-13-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,280
Posted By Paul T.
it's a niche camera. Priced at far less than was...

it's a niche camera. Priced at far less than was the M-8 on launch. It's meaningless to compare the price with a second-hand camera in terms of whether it's a rip off. In fact it's silly to call it a...
Forum: RFF News 10-22-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,280
Posted By Paul T.
I'm sure I read Canon versions are available, but...

I'm sure I read Canon versions are available, but am wishlisting rather than predicting.

[edit]: Here, (https://www.phase1vision.com/sensors/canon-sensors/area-scan-sensors/120-megapixel-cmos) for...
Forum: RFF News 10-22-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,280
Posted By Paul T.
If it's APS-H, like the M8, that's not terrible....

If it's APS-H, like the M8, that's not terrible. APS-C would be a disappointment
Forum: RFF News 10-20-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,280
Posted By Paul T.
That's possible but you'd have to factor that...

That's possible but you'd have to factor that against the design time, of essentially reinventing the wheel.

In any case, no way will this come in at under $1000. You simply can't expect a...
Forum: RFF News 10-20-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,280
Posted By Paul T.
Seems a really, really good concept to me. I...

Seems a really, really good concept to me.

I like the looks, very Braun.

But the crunch will be whether the screen-free camera costs more than a camera with screen. We've had it noted before that...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-19-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 16,627
Posted By Paul T.
It's still a registered trademark,...

It's still a registered trademark, eg:

https://www.sony.com/electronics/camera-lenses/sel55f18z
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,698
Posted By Paul T.
this was always going to be a triumph of hope...

this was always going to be a triumph of hope over experience, right from the start.

I remember our first Yashica thread, and by the time the first actual real information emerged it was obvious...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-17-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,026
Posted By Paul T.
I do love these threads, where someone posts with...

I do love these threads, where someone posts with a fairly clear idea of the options and their various implications, and doubtless walks away muddled and confused.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-16-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,026
Posted By Paul T.
I love my Leicas, but it's the X100 that I use...

I love my Leicas, but it's the X100 that I use all the time. So many lovely photos I wouldn't have, without that camera. That's why I agree with that option, as it offers you something genuinely...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-16-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,026
Posted By Paul T.
I agree. Don't overthink it.

I agree. Don't overthink it.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-10-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By Paul T.
I've been unimpressed by some of those, too....

I've been unimpressed by some of those, too. Especially Samsung. I've not done a controlled test, but they can produce horrible pictures from Blueray.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-10-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By Paul T.
Personally, when I stayed in a flat with a good...

Personally, when I stayed in a flat with a good projector, I was blown away by how great the picture was, compared to TV, using a good Blue-Ray source.

It's a very different look; and I happen to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,517
Posted By Paul T.
I am a CL fan; but think you should ignore the...

I am a CL fan; but think you should ignore the recommendations for this camera, as a big attraction of it is the 40mm, which you don't need.

If your main lens is going to be the 35mm, stands to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By Paul T.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166355
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-01-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 5,315
Posted By Paul T.
I had the hexar RF, having loved the regular...

I had the hexar RF, having loved the regular Hexar, and had the usual problems; rangefinder drifting. Found it a bit noisy. Not keen on RF patch. Then mine sat for a year with waiting for new parts....
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-28-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 4,577
Posted By Paul T.
It looks great... sleek and purposeful, like a...

It looks great... sleek and purposeful, like a Konica Hexar. I would prefer one to my X100, although I too wish it were a little less bulky.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-14-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,170
Posted By Paul T.
Some small crooks might have made a few hundred...

Some small crooks might have made a few hundred dollars from stealing wedding photos.

Google is making billions by hosting stolen videos. Which they say they're not really responsible for, even as...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-14-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,170
Posted By Paul T.
Exactly, but the story that individuals would be...

Exactly, but the story that individuals would be affected has been widely spread and is widely believed.

Arianna Huffington made $315m by selling her news site which simply shared news from other...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-14-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,170
Posted By Paul T.
There has been a lot of lobbying against this by...

There has been a lot of lobbying against this by Google, who take billions of ad revenue from videos to which they don't own the copyright.

Whatever happen ultimately with this directive, Youtube,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-13-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Paul T.
this the one? His link doesn't work but you can...

this the one?

His link doesn't work but you can find the site at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1,740
Posted By Paul T.
@RIch, I thought you were drastically...

@RIch, I thought you were drastically over-reacting. Then I read some of the comments. Euch.

Kodachrome is nice, they did make good guitars and jeans but I'm glad my son is growing up in the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Paul T.
Good luck. I had something similar when they...

Good luck.

I had something similar when they tried to charge me VAT and duty on a camera being returned to the UK from the US for work (my problematic Konika Hexar RF).

I had a standoff in their...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-02-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,279
Posted By Paul T.
Haha, sometimes it is possible to have too much...

Haha, sometimes it is possible to have too much information, and some people do over-think.

Good luck with the camera. I think that lens will be fine; many people get great results with them. The...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-01-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,279
Posted By Paul T.
those cameras are quite different from the prewar...

those cameras are quite different from the prewar cameras on which the Kievs are based. But your repairer will presumably know that. I'd snap it up at that price. Some think those are more pernickety...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-26-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 3,119
Posted By Paul T.
Really good photos. Thanks for sharing. And I...

Really good photos. Thanks for sharing.

And I guess those anti-fascist girls and the old fella with the phone might frighten some types.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-21-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,653
Posted By Paul T.
Any more recent photos than the one in the...

Any more recent photos than the one in the teaser?

Potentially could be pretty small, albeit bulbous.
Forum: RFF News 07-21-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 8,014
Posted By Paul T.
I'm kind of sorry I raised this issue. It's a...

I'm kind of sorry I raised this issue. It's a political one; but it's a human one.

It's bloody awful. I think of my friends that Ive sent money to, how humiliating it is to ask for money merely to...
Forum: RFF News 07-19-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 8,014
Posted By Paul T.
I hope he raises all the money he needs. In the...

I hope he raises all the money he needs.

In the UK, with a lot of American friends and colleagues, I'm starting to lose count of the number of gofundme's that I've contributed to. In one case a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-12-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 3,392
Posted By Paul T.
My Heuer Carrera cost the price of an M6 when I...

My Heuer Carrera cost the price of an M6 when I got it and is worth two or three of them now. And I use it every single day, unlike my Leica.

It's great they make the movement themselves. A company...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-21-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,168
Posted By Paul T.
Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster I reckon.

Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster I reckon.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-18-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,516
Posted By Paul T.
I think if you have an established Lightroom...

I think if you have an established Lightroom routine it will make marginal difference. But personally, I use a Fuji X100 and a Sony RX100 and they do have characteristic looks; it would be beyond my...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-17-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,383
Posted By Paul T.
No. Scores in IQ tests have been going up for...

No. Scores in IQ tests have been going up for decades. It's a fascinating phenomenon, sometimes termed the Flynn effect.

The average IQ, obvs, is still 100 but the score on a test to be at the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-17-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,383
Posted By Paul T.
Ah, I long for the days when older folk didn't...

Ah, I long for the days when older folk didn't believe that vague, hearsay anecdotes demonstrated academic rigour and the superiority of their own generation.

At least in the old days they...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-16-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,383
Posted By Paul T.
If we're shifting into a discussion around the...

If we're shifting into a discussion around the fact that the younger generation are freeloaders, we should at least acknowledge the fact that their parents' generation spent all the money and loaded...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-13-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,383
Posted By Paul T.
Firstly, I was indeed upset by your high-handed...

Firstly, I was indeed upset by your high-handed and frankly offensive attitude to creative people. It's hard making a living that way - we get ripped off all the time, photographers today are often...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-12-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,383
Posted By Paul T.
And, somehow appropriately, thinks creative ideas...

And, somehow appropriately, thinks creative ideas are worthless.... yet names himself after a brand, the ultimate slave to materialism.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-12-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,383
Posted By Paul T.
Another important lesson for creatives: Don't...

Another important lesson for creatives:

Don't waste time when you could be creating stuff, arguing with people who advocate stealing. Just do the thing.

Deadlines call. Often work is a blessed...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-12-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,383
Posted By Paul T.
LOL! Maybe Roger and I feel it more deeply...

LOL! Maybe Roger and I feel it more deeply because we and our friends make a living from words, photos, music etc.

I should add, I've given huge amounts of free stuff to my rivals, on the basis...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-12-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,383
Posted By Paul T.
You're repeating the same demonstrably flawed...

You're repeating the same demonstrably flawed logic - when, as we've seen, current law means Rockwell was reimbursed for use of his photo. There's no debating beyond that. In fact, it is you who is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-12-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,383
Posted By Paul T.
Your other statements are so illogical it's hard...

Your other statements are so illogical it's hard to detect the ones that are purposefully ludicrous. Going on a photographers' forum and claiming it's ok to steal others' photos is just as silly as...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-12-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,383
Posted By Paul T.
You've described your view of the world, which...

You've described your view of the world, which we've heard before - but it's inconsistent with how the world works.

Rockwell put a watermark on his pic to show at the very least he wanted credit....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-11-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,383
Posted By Paul T.
What you cite as a 'good' example shows you have...

What you cite as a 'good' example shows you have no understanding of copyright. Funny things, laws. They're actually defined, written down, and you can't make them up.

Fair use applies to (your...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-11-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,383
Posted By Paul T.
Absolutely. Of course it's all a question of...

Absolutely. Of course it's all a question of degree. Copyright is always evolving - one intriguing area is how the guggenheim assert image rights over the bilbao building, and you can encounter...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-11-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,383
Posted By Paul T.
Always startles me, the naivete of those who...

Always startles me, the naivete of those who think creators should give away their art, or non-creators can steal, so that Google, Facebook and other can make billions.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-11-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,383
Posted By Paul T.
I've dealt extensively with copyright and...

I've dealt extensively with copyright and licensing, buying and selling, under European and US law, dealt with some of the most litigious people on the planet and managed to get fair use from their...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,335
Posted By Paul T.
Good luck. I had a dispute with Fedex about...

Good luck.

I had a dispute with Fedex about books sent to me from the USA, on which VAT was charged. They are not liable for VAT. They withdrew the charge but still charged their service fee. I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-18-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 6,637
Posted By Paul T.
I have tried a bunch of meters and my favourite...

I have tried a bunch of meters and my favourite is the Sekonic 208: it's small, durable and incredibly user friendly - as it has a needle readout it seems faster/more intuitive than a digital, and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-10-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By Paul T.
The A461H is like many mains adapters these days...

The A461H is like many mains adapters these days which accept either mains voltage. You don't buy a plug adapter, you simply buy a new cable; in the uK it's normally called a Euro adapter, they...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-09-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,200
Posted By Paul T.
That level of ignorance is pretty shocking.

That level of ignorance is pretty shocking.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-04-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By Paul T.
nice guitars, David.

nice guitars, David.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,787
Posted By Paul T.
I've owned both, and really preferred the Kiev...

I've owned both, and really preferred the Kiev II. I had an early Jupiter 3 on it. I sold both reckoning I had too many cameras and regret it; looking at the photos, the Jupiter 3 helped produce a...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-21-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,046
Posted By Paul T.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162278
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 6,909
Posted By Paul T.
Such an informative and civil thread, this one.

Such an informative and civil thread, this one.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,650
Posted By Paul T.
You're suffering from confirmation bias. Creative...

You're suffering from confirmation bias. Creative people look for new ideas - not new gear. You're mistaking being an artist for being a consumer.

I've seen this over and over; I work in the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,650
Posted By Paul T.
there's no generalisation about creativity - and...

there's no generalisation about creativity - and certainly no proven link between being creative and buying new gear. Works for some but it's probably the minority.

Planar is a great lens.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-02-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,173
Posted By Paul T.
Is that $400 with or without lens? If with......

Is that $400 with or without lens? If with... that's OK but hardly a bargain considering the price of a service.
Forum: RFF News 01-30-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 15,488
Posted By Paul T.
Amedeo, sorry but not surprised to hear of the...

Amedeo, sorry but not surprised to hear of the upheaval, best of luck from me too.

I bought one of your earlier adapters and feel that new one calling me now....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,294
Posted By Paul T.
I think you're right to say one should still...

I think you're right to say one should still visit Barcelona, but it would be naive to say there are fewer criminals preying on tourists in Barcelona than in London.

I love the city to bits; but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,294
Posted By Paul T.
@Mark. So sorry to hear that. I actually...

@Mark. So sorry to hear that.

I actually apprehended a burglar on the way out of my house with a laptop etc. I have no interest in guns or violence but simply chased him and London bobbies turned...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-28-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,940
Posted By Paul T.
Some weird science on here. "Bit rot" is a term...

Some weird science on here.

"Bit rot" is a term that's become quite fashionable, but google for a real-world example of an image being corrupted and I bet you won't find one.

Home users should be...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-28-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,193
Posted By Paul T.
If Kickstarter actually improves one's choice,...

If Kickstarter actually improves one's choice, what's not to love? I think it's a bit like eBay, we love to grumble about it, but it's great to expand one's options.

For $150 or so, looks great to...
Forum: RFF News 01-24-2018
Replies: 86
Views: 6,298
Posted By Paul T.
i don't like Balthus's work. I don't think it...

i don't like Balthus's work.

I don't think it should be censored; nor do many people.

And yes, the current debate about sexual harassment and abuse is entirely justified. I interviewed a friend...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-22-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,055
Posted By Paul T.
I miss my KT88s. But there's only one real home...

I miss my KT88s. But there's only one real home for them: a Park (aka own-brand Marshall) 75 watt head, with a 4 by 12 cabinet and a Les Paul.

ONly problem with that set up, which I had as a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-20-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,055
Posted By Paul T.
New Sensor has been around for decades. A guitar...

New Sensor has been around for decades. A guitar pickup is a sensor. As far as I recall the owner started out making distortion pedals, and bought the Soviet Valve [vacuum tube, to you yanks] factory...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-14-2018
Replies: 95
Views: 54,741
Posted By Paul T.
Great to see you back. Lovely photo. How is that...

Great to see you back. Lovely photo. How is that Beetle running?
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-12-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,148
Posted By Paul T.
Have you tried something that size on the CL?...

Have you tried something that size on the CL?

It is very personal and subjective... I love my CL - in fact it's the one I kept after selling my M3 and BP M4 - but I don't like the feel/balance of...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-12-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,148
Posted By Paul T.
I bought the Canon for my CL. Sadly I haven't run...

I bought the Canon for my CL. Sadly I haven't run film through as my RF window is broken and Peter at CRR seems to have semi-retired.

It balances nicely. Seems to be a long focus throw, trying it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2,667
Posted By Paul T.
I hope it works but they have a few mountains to...

I hope it works but they have a few mountains to climb and R&T GLobal Servies don't seem to have much prior experience with cameras.

This is their nerve centre, Google tells me...

And more 'info'...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-09-2018
Replies: 141
Views: 74,217
Posted By Paul T.
lovely photos

lovely photos
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By Paul T.
Do try a courier comparison site (A UK one is...

Do try a courier comparison site (A UK one is parcel2go.com) as they tend to give more flexibility, and some couriers cost less via 3rd parties

In this instance I would tend to go for one of the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,048
Posted By Paul T.
My bad, I stand corrected. ....but but but,...

My bad, I stand corrected.

....but but but, it's not a proper Leica. Henri!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,048
Posted By Paul T.
What a lovely film! thanks for posting. Worth...

What a lovely film! thanks for posting.

Worth pointing out that, contrary to that blog posting, he used a CL, not a CLE. [Edit, I'm wrong]
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,838
Posted By Paul T.
Has this happened to you? What is your experience...

Has this happened to you? What is your experience of the 'problem' percentage? Because I've sold hundreds of items without one major problem.

I oce sold a £100 item to Thailand and sent it via (in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-05-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,048
Posted By Paul T.
It is quite possible to get a CLE for $750 or so...

It is quite possible to get a CLE for $750 or so with the 40mm lens. The lens costs more separately; but that package (or the CL) is a bargain, because the lens is every bit as good as a $1000+ 35mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-05-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,048
Posted By Paul T.
Those issues of how a camera feels are so...

Those issues of how a camera feels are so personal, we should leave it to the OP to decide. Personally, I love the feel of the CL, especially with the 40mm lens. The CLE is also a great camera.

A...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-04-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,838
Posted By Paul T.
I would gently disagree. there have been...

I would gently disagree. there have been occasional horror stories here, but we wouldn't tend to hear about the thousands of hassle-free deals. Even those horror stories tend to be when someone has...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,838
Posted By Paul T.
I'd never sell to a shop. This spring I was...

I'd never sell to a shop.

This spring I was trying to sell a book, a Rebus first edition, on commission. The big book shops on Charing Cross Road refused - not sure why. One said he'd buy cash;...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-14-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,095
Posted By Paul T.
People who know what the hell they're talking...

People who know what the hell they're talking about should always be welcome.

And he should damn well be welcome to publicise his own blog. Ultimately he pays his bills by writing about...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2017
Replies: 109
Views: 4,006
Posted By Paul T.
I'm really unhappy with the camera. The design...

I'm really unhappy with the camera.

The design looks pretty good to me, and from what I can see they've kept it simple. But I now have a bloody horrible 1980s song by Duran Duran going through my...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-03-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 12,851
Posted By Paul T.
It's really horses for courses. Personally, my...

It's really horses for courses.

Personally, my main use for a camera is photographing interviewees for my website. I can't afford to disturb the flow of an interview. I tried doing this yonks ago...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-02-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 12,851
Posted By Paul T.
I'm puzzled by the recommendations for the...

I'm puzzled by the recommendations for the original x100. ALthough picture quality is good for high ISO, focusing really isnt. It's light-years behind my Hexar AF. It's far more pernickety about what...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3,048
Posted By Paul T.
Grumpy morning? The OP didn't know what brand...

Grumpy morning?

The OP didn't know what brand the camera was, speculated it was an 828. Other folk, being helpful, posted photos of George with a Pentax.

And the suggestion that it was probably...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3,048
Posted By Paul T.
Don't get yer Pentax wet,...

Don't get yer Pentax wet,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3,048
Posted By Paul T.
He used the same Pentax over a year or two so...

He used the same Pentax over a year or two so everyone's right, it is most likely the same model. Paul, George and Ringo all seem to have had black Pentaxes around the time of Hard Days Night....
Forum: RFF News 10-13-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,432
Posted By Paul T.
too right. Honestly, at odd points this thread...

too right. Honestly, at odd points this thread has become Old Guys Who Pose With Leicas, slagging off Young Guys With Yashicas.

I kinda like the idea of this camera, as I do the Fuji SQ10, because...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-11-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,548
Posted By Paul T.
The T4, as pointed out, isn't that different. The...

The T4, as pointed out, isn't that different. The Hexar AF is totally unique. The autofocus is still way better than most modern cameras (except if the subject is behind glass). And it is also...
Forum: RFF News 10-11-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,432
Posted By Paul T.
It's different. THat's why it's popular so far....

It's different. THat's why it's popular so far.

The X100 sold some on looks. People come up and ask about it.

and it's cheap,...
Forum: RFF News 10-10-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,432
Posted By Paul T.
It's not really Yashica, just a company that...

It's not really Yashica, just a company that bought the name.

Ive seen quite a few posts from people wh think this is really digifilm. If only. As far as I can see it is a fun little extra box you...
Forum: RFF News 10-10-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,432
Posted By Paul T.
there is an SD card slot; so presumably the...

there is an SD card slot; so presumably the 'digifilm is just a kind of filter to give a different look?

https://www.youtube.com/embed/TzwenXbTIm8
Forum: RFF News 10-10-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,432
Posted By Paul T.
ooh, sorry. Kickstarter...

ooh, sorry. Kickstarter link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1940283777/expect-the-unexpected-digifilmtm-camera-by-yashica

I can't quite grasp the concept, but in essence it seems a different...
Forum: RFF News 10-09-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,432
Posted By Paul T.
The Kickstarters is up now. "Digifilm". Hmmm....

The Kickstarters is up now.

"Digifilm". Hmmm.

Certainly not an X100-alike!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,643
Posted By Paul T.
It is annoying you can't leave feedback for...

It is annoying you can't leave feedback for deadbeat buyers; all you can do is block them.

Sounds like all you can do is change preferences so it's not available in China. I'm sure you know how, but...
Forum: Off Topic 10-09-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,297
Posted By Paul T.
Thanks so much for giving us the benefit of your...

Thanks so much for giving us the benefit of your informed opinion on a photography thread.

Perhaps, in your campaign for furtherance of freedoms, you should ask the mods to ban photos of events...
Forum: RFF News 10-06-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,432
Posted By Paul T.
there is a pretty big market in Japan for retro...

there is a pretty big market in Japan for retro cameras.

Fuji invested a lot of R&D in the X100.It's always possible that a cheaper ripoff, using existing mainstream sensors, without the optical...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-02-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,058
Posted By Paul T.
No offense. I think it's unlikely which is why I...

No offense. I think it's unlikely which is why I said, I'd love it if I were wrong.

I can't see the new purchasers of the name tooling up for a full-on X100-style digital camera.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-28-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,652
Posted By Paul T.
Good post, the forms have changed since I sent my...

Good post, the forms have changed since I sent my camera out, thanks for this.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-27-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,652
Posted By Paul T.
It's a tough one. I faced the opposite problem,...

It's a tough one.

I faced the opposite problem, when I sent a camera to, I think, Youxin Ye (ie return trip from UK to US). I got a huge VAT bill on return. I disputed it with customs and got an...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-26-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,058
Posted By Paul T.
You could well be right, I thought it was just a...

You could well be right, I thought it was just a mockup.

If it is an interchangeable mirrorless with M mount I will be very happy to be proven wrong, especially if it's cheaper than the Sony A7.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-26-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,058
Posted By Paul T.
The teaser vid suggests it's either a phone lens...

The teaser vid suggests it's either a phone lens adapter, or (less likely) an Olympus Air-style device, ie a sensor which uses a phone screen as viewfinder.

Check the video at 13 seconds, you can...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-25-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By Paul T.
.hmmm... their M to Sony E adapter looks quite...

.hmmm... their M to Sony E adapter looks quite tempting, too. I want one to try my lenses on a friend's A7, and they look rather less painful to shell out for than the Voigtlander - which I'm sure is...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-07-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,743
Posted By Paul T.
A 27mm lens as standard sounds very promising. A...

A 27mm lens as standard sounds very promising. A modern Leica CL.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-10-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 7,598
Posted By Paul T.
I buy lots of magazines (was long my trade) but...

I buy lots of magazines (was long my trade) but only one subscription, which was sold to me by Donald Trump: the New York Times.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-04-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,488
Posted By Paul T.
thanks for the extra info, willie.

thanks for the extra info, willie.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-03-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,987
Posted By Paul T.
INteresting, whenever you have something dodgy,...

INteresting, whenever you have something dodgy, someone somewhere always tries victim-blaming. Is this jealousy of an apparently successful photographer I wonder?

The photog is a professional. She...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-03-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,488
Posted By Paul T.
I am interested - but confused - by this....

I am interested - but confused - by this. Especally the statement "Organic chemistry stipulates organic molecules in the IR film readily react with water." Because that's demonstrably not the case....
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-26-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,351
Posted By Paul T.
In the past, one of the best experts on the CL in...

In the past, one of the best experts on the CL in particuler was Peter Grisaffi at CRR LUton , he replaced my light cell, and sorted a transport problem. But he has not returned emails for at least...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-26-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,351
Posted By Paul T.
Well done. It's a lovely camera. It's been my...

Well done. It's a lovely camera. It's been my main Leica for over a decade, partly because I love the 40mm lens so much.

I hated the original strap, with which the camera hangs sideways - it makes...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-21-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,351
Posted By Paul T.
I would really echo Roland's advice. The...

I would really echo Roland's advice. The Summicron/Rokkor 40mm is a fabulous lens. I preferred mine to my 35mm Summicron, and somehow preferred the rendering to any of my VC lenses. I've come to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,209
Posted By Paul T.
You have paid. The fact that Paypal has locked...

You have paid. The fact that Paypal has locked the account is their problem, not yours. If I were you I would ask them to refund... and then leave it alone and look for the item elsewhere.

yes, it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,438
Posted By Paul T.
As a European buyer, when I see GSP I move on and...

As a European buyer, when I see GSP I move on and generally don't even consider the item.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-27-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 5,653
Posted By Paul T.
Justin has first world problems. And so do many...

Justin has first world problems. And so do many of those posting on this thread. Honestly, are all our lives so dull that if we comment a couple of lines on what camera someone should buy, and they...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-25-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 5,653
Posted By Paul T.
It is rude, as people asked him not to delete,...

It is rude, as people asked him not to delete, for all the reasons mentioned above.

Even though I reckon the idea of his buying a 4x5 was crazy, it did encourage a flow of some good information.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-25-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 7,012
Posted By Paul T.
I've followed this project, I think it's one of...

I've followed this project, I think it's one of the most intriguing new developments of the last five or six years. Once the price has come down a little I will definitely buy one for my teenage son....
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-23-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,165
Posted By Paul T.
I encourage him to use the gear he has, not to...

I encourage him to use the gear he has, not to put him down - but to enjoy what he has.

GAS isn't inherently bad... but it's a distraction. It's great to be interested in good lenses and cameras -...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-23-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,165
Posted By Paul T.
Jusxus, unless I'm confusing you with someone...

Jusxus, unless I'm confusing you with someone else you seem to be posting a huge number of "should I buy this, should I buy that?" threads.

Like any of us, your photography would indisputably...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-22-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,161
Posted By Paul T.
Absolutely take that point, and if you're...

Absolutely take that point, and if you're shooting slide film, perhaps the Twin-mate is not sufficiently accurate. I'm sure you're right also that they should have built in better low light...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-22-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,161
Posted By Paul T.
I've owned many Westons and vintage meters, plus...

I've owned many Westons and vintage meters, plus the VC shoe-meter. I love the Sekonic Twin-mate. I think portability is a virtue.

It's very very quick and intuitive in use, too, more so than the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-20-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 3,078
Posted By Paul T.
Whatever process you use, four colour black and...

Whatever process you use, four colour black and white will give better mid-tones than black and white, but will often add a colour cast. This will vary even across an offset run.

For high quality...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-19-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 3,078
Posted By Paul T.
I think we've covered all the issues now. I don't...

I think we've covered all the issues now. I don't accept that we're talking about a different quality universe; the fact you're discussing a small print run would actually make this even more of a...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-19-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 3,078
Posted By Paul T.
I guess this is the internet so one opinion is...

I guess this is the internet so one opinion is just as good as another. But I have produced illustrated books for Penguin, Hamlyn/Octopus, Chronicle and others, nearly all of them internationalised,...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-19-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 3,078
Posted By Paul T.
You're absolutely right. Many publishers pay a...

You're absolutely right. Many publishers pay a significant amount more for gravure for exactly that reason in high end magazines.

You're also right re offset - the use of a screen will instantly...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-19-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 3,078
Posted By Paul T.
Again, I think you're worrying about output...

Again, I think you're worrying about output medium when you should really be more concerned by proofing.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-18-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 3,078
Posted By Paul T.
Have you actually seen and studied the Blurb...

Have you actually seen and studied the Blurb output?

I deal with Web offset in my main life, via magazines and have had a good number of books published by upmarket folks... but my wife and I used...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-09-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,925
Posted By Paul T.
Has all the danger signs. (Look at location of...

Has all the danger signs. (Look at location of seller, location of item, etc etc). Wouldn't touch it with a bargepole.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-12-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,410
Posted By Paul T.
Have folks here checked out Dougie Wallace?...

Have folks here checked out Dougie Wallace? Again, a genuinely nice guy who is telling an important story:

http://www.bjp-online.com/2015/10/dougiewallaceharrodsburg/
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-12-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,410
Posted By Paul T.
The fact we're talking about him says enough...

The fact we're talking about him says enough really.

I admire people like him who develop a style and make a living out of it. That's a real contribution.

As Anton Ego said so memorably " the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,687
Posted By Paul T.
The same? Really the same? If we're sometimes...

The same? Really the same?

If we're sometimes exotic, I'm often shamed when my wife takes a better photo on her iPhone than I do on my Fuji. But as for 'the same' photos. No.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-16-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By Paul T.
No need to repaint, which will be expensive and...

No need to repaint, which will be expensive and only make it less original.

This is a good source for Vulcanite:

http://www.aki-asahi.com/store/html/IIIcf/IIIcf.php

Youxin Ye did a good job of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-16-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By Paul T.
Zorkis and feds tend to have 1: a triangular cam...

Zorkis and feds tend to have
1: a triangular cam in the lens opening. Yours is round.
2: they have a viewfinder window that bulges out with the top plate. It's very distinctive and the easiest way...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-16-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By Paul T.
It's definitely not a dodgy Russian camera - none...

It's definitely not a dodgy Russian camera - none of the tell-tales like the triangular cam or distinctive VF window.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-16-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,720
Posted By Paul T.
Sure. Your site, your rules. But the folks who...

Sure. Your site, your rules. But the folks who start reading and leave after the first 300 words of throat-clearing are unlikely to comment on the reasons for doing do. And that's a shame if they...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-16-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,720
Posted By Paul T.
thanks for the review - very detailed, and I...

thanks for the review - very detailed, and I thought the rendition of the chromes looked great.

You asked for feedback, so:
1: There's an instruction for writers known as 'kill your babies.' As in,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-15-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 45,604
Posted By Paul T.
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e295/greenwichpa...

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e295/greenwichpaul/Cameras/fix7_zpsgu55ofzl.jpg...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-15-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 45,604
Posted By Paul T.
Valdas kindly saved the photos from this thread...

Valdas kindly saved the photos from this thread and sent them to me. It helped me perform the fix.

Here are my photos of the process. Feel free to duplicate if they're any use to you....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Paul T.
Next is reassembly. This is all straightforward....

Next is reassembly. This is all straightforward.

As i placed the top plate in position, with the lens away from me, I pulled the hot shoe wires towards me, so they fall into a gap rather than being...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Paul T.
Now it's simply a matter of cleaning the three...

Now it's simply a matter of cleaning the three parts: copper "spider", the base, and the bottom of the rubber button. Did I clean the silver cover as well? I can't remember. In my case, I didn't find...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Paul T.
Now you'll see the button, sitting on a copper...

Now you'll see the button, sitting on a copper 'spider' (the button might have slid out of position when you removed its retainer).
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Paul T.
Now you can see the problematic button. The...

Now you can see the problematic button. The rubber centre is retained by a pressed silver metal cover.You need to gently prise it off. I levered it from the bottom away from the circuit board. This...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Paul T.
Next, remove the three screws attaching the...

Next, remove the three screws attaching the circuit board - they're slightly shorter, IIRC, than the other screws so keep them separate. Lift it away.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Paul T.
The ribbon cable is simple to remove.

The ribbon cable is simple to remove.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Paul T.
The plastic lock slides over easily. Then slide...

The plastic lock slides over easily. Then slide the ribbon carefully out. I marked mine with a sharpie to show me that I had it inserted the right distance when I reassembled.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Paul T.
On my camera, the plastic cover for the small...

On my camera, the plastic cover for the small display fell out as I took off the cover. No matter. I reglued it later - but it's tricky actually, use superglue as I did and you might get a smear on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Paul T.
After removing the other three screws on the top...

After removing the other three screws on the top plate, two at the back, one at the side, you can lift it up carefully.

Lift the top plate carefully out of the way. The leads are long enough that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Paul T.
and the other side, where the screw is a little...

and the other side, where the screw is a little further under the cover.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Paul T.
I'm adding the pix as attachments, as that way...

I'm adding the pix as attachments, as that way they won't expire.

First, you need to carefully peel back the covering on the front just enough to get at two screws. Some parts are stickier than...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Paul T.
Thanks very much to valdas for sending me a PDF...

Thanks very much to valdas for sending me a PDF with the missing photos. I performed the fix and it worked.

As the original thread is hard to find (doesn't have the word 'sticky' in it!) I thought...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By Paul T.
Quite right.

Quite right.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-09-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,223
Posted By Paul T.
You don't say. 95% of music out there is rubbish...

You don't say.
95% of music out there is rubbish and will be forgotten within a year or two.
99% of art we see on sale in "fine art shops" is junk.

Is music a bad idea? Patently not. Likewise...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-06-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,655
Posted By Paul T.
Unfortunately no. Prints only - that's why it's...

Unfortunately no. Prints only - that's why it's so cheap.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-06-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,655
Posted By Paul T.
Absolutely. Depends on the original of course;...

Absolutely. Depends on the original of course; but I blew up a few of my dad's 6 x 9 prints to a full page bleed of 8 by 8 inches and they look great.

There's plenty of resolution - I've been...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-06-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By Paul T.
I do kinda similar stuff, namely interviews where...

I do kinda similar stuff, namely interviews where I photograph my subjects. I use a Konice Hexar for this, even now, because it's so beautifully quiet, I can keep talking and people don't pose.

For...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-24-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,774
Posted By Paul T.
A simple "of course it is not" does not advance...

A simple "of course it is not" does not advance your argument.

My post stated how the film Bessa has been discontinued. That one fact outweighs all the glorious new film cameras of your...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-24-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,774
Posted By Paul T.
All this info about the revival of film is pretty...

All this info about the revival of film is pretty much irrelevant. Because we're talking about cameras, and there aren't like to be any significant new 35mm film cameras. VC have stopped making the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-25-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,655
Posted By Paul T.
I had a similar job to do. I bought the Epson...

I had a similar job to do.

I bought the Epson V39 - it gives really good quality scans which allows small prints to be blown up by x4 and printed easily. But what's especially good about it is that...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-24-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,605
Posted By Paul T.
the 208 is a fantastic little meter.

the 208 is a fantastic little meter.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-20-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,716
Posted By Paul T.
The new M10 looks great. So why go on about...

The new M10 looks great. So why go on about Fujis... when as we all know, we'll never get a digital Leica M and lens for $1190 new, however much we might dream of one!
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-12-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,671
Posted By Paul T.
So sorry to hear this. He was a real enthusiast,...

So sorry to hear this. He was a real enthusiast, with good energy. Best wishes to all his friends and family.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-11-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Paul T.
Special kudos to Valdas, and the original poster...

Special kudos to Valdas, and the original poster of course.

The tutorial has excellent photos. It looks to be an easier fix than many.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-10-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Paul T.
This is well-known, i think it's termed the...

This is well-known, i think it's termed the sticky shutter fault.
There's a fix here but unfortunately the pix have expired:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107262

How is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-10-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,930
Posted By Paul T.
I have just started having the same problem. I...

I have just started having the same problem. I have seen the fix.. but I'm under pressure for time, so if anyone know of a repairer in Europe who can do the job, it would be appreciated!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-24-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,340
Posted By Paul T.
I have been using my dad's Zeiss Nettar 515/2...

I have been using my dad's Zeiss Nettar 515/2 recently. Just processed the first two rolls, and the ones where I nailed focus are amazingly sharp. I simply zone focus, like he did. The Nettar or...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-22-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By Paul T.
Incredible price.

Incredible price.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-07-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 6,573
Posted By Paul T.
but it's very kind of the OP to open a thread so...

but it's very kind of the OP to open a thread so we can discuss his sale. A real service to the community
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-02-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,690
Posted By Paul T.
eBay can be a pain for sellers but I wouldn't...

eBay can be a pain for sellers but I wouldn't jump to any conclusions about what will happen. The system revolves around people jumping thru the hoops they demand; so if the OP puts his case clearly,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-15-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,057
Posted By Paul T.
Interesting post. At no point did I endorse...

Interesting post. At no point did I endorse adding negative comments to people's ads, rather I mentioned that I felt loyalty to the community, and have often posted positive comments on ads.

I'll...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-14-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,057
Posted By Paul T.
I respectfully disagree. Rangefinderforum is,...

I respectfully disagree.

Rangefinderforum is, unlike eBay, a community. If I see a dodgy item on eBay, I think caveat emptor. But with rff, if I see a dodgy ad, I do feel more affronted. Doing a...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-01-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,781
Posted By Paul T.
try this thread, some of the suggestions might be...

try this thread, some of the suggestions might be current:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39813&highlight=black+paint

This fella recommends:...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-14-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 2,092
Posted By Paul T.
I've owned my X100 for four years. Got totally...

I've owned my X100 for four years. Got totally immersed once, and I've not particularly looked after it. It, especially, got very dusty and over the years the shutter button became sticky, the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-10-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 12,025
Posted By Paul T.
So sorry to hear this. Bought items from you a...

So sorry to hear this.

Bought items from you a few years back and was always happy. Best of luck with the house repairs, and if there are any Kneb items up for sale, please let us on this board...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,292
Posted By Paul T.
I looked at the Digisix and bought the 208, which...

I looked at the Digisix and bought the 208, which I find fantastically user-friendly. I sold my VC clipon meter once I started using the Sekonic. It's so simple and quick to use.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-22-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,394
Posted By Paul T.
So are you speaking on behalf of the "hundreds of...

So are you speaking on behalf of the "hundreds of thousands of photographers?"

Honestly, you couldn't make this up. Someone with minimal posting history, accusing an established retailer of lying,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,394
Posted By Paul T.
I'm glad Bellamy provided an update, and showed...

I'm glad Bellamy provided an update, and showed how many people in this thread were talking complete bollocks.

Thanks, Proviafan, for bring some real info to the table!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-18-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,394
Posted By Paul T.
They're not certain of anything except their own...

They're not certain of anything except their own negativity.

At one point they say it's the same as an existing film, then they say it's similar, then they say it's much the same in practice but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-18-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,394
Posted By Paul T.
I hate the internet sometimes, as it gives a...

I hate the internet sometimes, as it gives a pulpit to bitter people with an axe to grind. Hence a thread about something good, a new film being available, is being derailed.

I don't know why you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-18-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,394
Posted By Paul T.
What a silly over-reaction. He is increasing...

What a silly over-reaction. He is increasing choice, being completely open about what the product is, and therefore manifestly not ripping anyone off.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-01-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4,116
Posted By Paul T.
So because Americans invested in Spain it...

So because Americans invested in Spain it couldn't be extremist? Uh, right.

Preston (thanks for the correction) of course isn't saying this was as horrendous as the Holocaust, and implying this is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-01-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4,116
Posted By Paul T.
Sorry, that's simply wrong. Yes Franco was an...

Sorry, that's simply wrong. Yes Franco was an opportunist, there were real differences between him, the Falange and Mussolini - who was a confidant, and would see him regularly - but his was an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 3,829
Posted By Paul T.
Interesting thread. I don't see a new camera as...

Interesting thread.

I don't see a new camera as the solution - for a start, the OP probably prefers autofocus, so am doubtful an SLR would help. If the OP knows someone who can lend them a camera,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-20-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By Paul T.
Well done Robert (and Bill); that is a much nicer...

Well done Robert (and Bill); that is a much nicer byline photo than just about any that I've seen.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 8,924
Posted By Paul T.
I don't care what you do and assume that's...

I don't care what you do and assume that's reciprocated. But you cited Annie Liebovitz as an example of someone who got where she is by being rich. And that's rubbish.

It's so easy to assume...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 8,924
Posted By Paul T.
Ah, the verdict of the bitter is always so...

Ah, the verdict of the bitter is always so simple.

Annie Liebowitz started out a hungry photographer pretty much just like anyone else.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 8,924
Posted By Paul T.
Picasso was creative - and incredibly ambitious....

Picasso was creative - and incredibly ambitious.

Bowie was creative - and incredibly ambitious.

F Scott Fitzgerald was creative - and incredibly ambitious.

You speak as if serenely unencumbered...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 8,924
Posted By Paul T.
This statement manages to be both pompous - and...

This statement manages to be both pompous - and nonsensical.

Sorry to pile in - but what does that mean? Talent has nothing to do with photography? Success has nothing to do with photography?

If...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 8,924
Posted By Paul T.
I liked the movie, and I thought his point wasn't...

I liked the movie, and I thought his point wasn't far off. But the main point wasn't about the something unique - it was about doing the work and not giving up.

You do need luck, too. Opportunities...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-17-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 2,237
Posted By Paul T.
On quick examination those all look (with the...

On quick examination those all look (with the possible exception of 4864, where the VF window isn't visible) good to me, without the normal telltale VF window and shutter buttons.
Forum: RFF News 02-02-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 9,400
Posted By Paul T.
Sorry, but I think the entire premise of the OP...

Sorry, but I think the entire premise of the OP is silly.

Yes, if I can reduce someone's import taxes I will do so.

Yes, if I buy a lens for $150 and a seller will put the selling price as $95...
Forum: Lomography 01-22-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,359
Posted By Paul T.
It's great they're doing this - good luck to...

It's great they're doing this - good luck to them. And of course that's a competitive price for a well-calibrated lens, which you can surely return if it doesn't work properly.

I know many of us,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-18-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,832
Posted By Paul T.
I once did a job for free. This was a writing...

I once did a job for free. This was a writing piece for a prestigious mag - I did it because the photographer is a friend and work in this mag would get him some ad work.

It confirmed my impression...
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