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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By Archiver
Before you buy a new camera...

Like many here, I have a heap of cameras, and if there's something I've learned, it's that before you buy a new camera or lens, really look at many pictures taken with it, and see if you like those...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By Archiver
His supervisor probably saw and he's now out of a...

His supervisor probably saw and he's now out of a job, replaced by some brainless fool who will steal from your suitcase when you're out of sight.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 763
Posted By Archiver
I document my life, and photography, writing and...

I document my life, and photography, writing and recording are the means by which I do it.

I love the feeling of a good camera, the look of stylish design, and the sense of history that comes from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,115
Posted By Archiver
I think the better photographer/reviewers are...

I think the better photographer/reviewers are those who were photographers first, and became reviewers later.

Ming Thien, who everyone seems to agree about, is one such photographer turned...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 985
Posted By Archiver
Hahaha, that's disturbingly true. I never thought...

Hahaha, that's disturbingly true. I never thought of it that way.


Steve started off with real passion and the best intentions, but the nature of his gig means he's almost enslaved to the conveyor...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 985
Posted By Archiver
This camera intrigues me greatly for the...

This camera intrigues me greatly for the possibility of a very small mirrorless full frame camera, to be able to use vintage manual focus glass from Leica, Pentax and Minolta, and possibly being...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 5 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By Archiver
This is wonderful, I've never heard of this...

This is wonderful, I've never heard of this documentary until now. Here's a great article I just found.


http://archive.is/P7Zd7


and speaking of his cameras, here's a thread from...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Archiver
These images are great. I really need to shoot...

These images are great. I really need to shoot some black and white film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,421
Posted By Archiver
This is kind of funny. I first read this on...

This is kind of funny. I first read this on Tapatalk and wondered why Rob-F was asking about apostrophes! Surely Rob knows this about English grammar, I thought.

On tapatalk, the &rsquo appears as...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,911
Posted By Archiver
Haha, great to see you here again. Hope you're...

Haha, great to see you here again. Hope you're treating life well!


To add to the list, Tom A, Roger Hicks, Al Kaplan and Eric Hill. all left RFF for reasons not of their volition. :(
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,685
Posted By Archiver
That's really beautiful. Something about...

That's really beautiful. Something about photography is the people you meet and love, not just the taking of images, but the giving of yourself.
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By Archiver
Great documentary photos. The colours,...

Great documentary photos. The colours, particularly in bright sunlight, show a clear end to the destruction. What camera/film did you use?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 752
Posted By Archiver
Well, if you get another camera, you HAVE to get...

Well, if you get another camera, you HAVE to get another bag. Just sayin'. :D


The X-Pro 3 appeals to me a lot, although I have never shot with a Fuji X-Trans camera before, and these days I'm...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 903
Posted By Archiver
Returning to this yet again. Some of my favourite...

Returning to this yet again. Some of my favourite work in this vein has been taking at family gatherings like Christmas, birthdays and funerals. The people know and trust my work, I have their trust,...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 903
Posted By Archiver
I thought a bit more about the Nan Goldin thing,...

I thought a bit more about the Nan Goldin thing, and I think there's a similarity to the reportage style images taken by Dennis Hopper in the 60s. If you can, take a look at Dennis Hopper Photographs...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 903
Posted By Archiver
Here's an article about Nan Goldin which explains...

Here's an article about Nan Goldin which explains a lot about her environment, mental state, relationships, and her relationship with photography. From what this article says, photography was both...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 903
Posted By Archiver
Okay, I know nothing about Nan Goldin apart from...

Okay, I know nothing about Nan Goldin apart from what I've just read from a Google search, and looking at the pictures online. Technically, what you're after is a deep saturated look with dark...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 1,791
Posted By Archiver
It seems fairly obvious that large scale effects...

It seems fairly obvious that large scale effects are created from the sum of individual choices and decisions. What these decisions are, however, are up for analysis and debate.

As mentioned above,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,889
Views: 299,426
Posted By Archiver
Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f2.5,...

Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f2.5, Melbourne



https://live.staticflickr.com/5171/5428831773_a394897f65_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9gJbxP)M9 - Suspended in Time (https://flic.kr/p/9gJbxP) by Archiver...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By Archiver
Yeah, I'll play. Flickr was the first decent...

Yeah, I'll play. Flickr was the first decent photography site I joined, not just for image hosting or whatever. Wait, I was on photobucket just to post test images, but flickr was the first and only...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 2,421
Posted By Archiver
Wow, are you me? My first digital camera was the...

Wow, are you me? My first digital camera was the Canon S45, which is still working after 17 years - surely it can't be that old?? And I also bought a Sigma DP1 brand new in 2008, although mine is...
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 246
Views: 7,642
Posted By Archiver
Wait, why do you not like fully articulating...

Wait, why do you not like fully articulating screens? For me, they are incredibly useful if I'm getting a shot from an odd angle where I have to be to one side of the camera. It's even more important...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,267
Posted By Archiver
I haven't bought a Monochrom yet, but I feel that...

I haven't bought a Monochrom yet, but I feel that day is coming some time or other. The M9 produces great black and white raw conversions, but what I've seen of the M9 Monochrom is a cut above,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,107
Posted By Archiver
Just saying: if you're looking at Leica compact...

Just saying: if you're looking at Leica compact cameras, you might as well buy the equivalent Panasonic, as it will save you a lot of money and you'll get the same camera, internally. And I'm still...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,754
Posted By Archiver
The Pentax MX and 50/1.4 is a great combination....

The Pentax MX and 50/1.4 is a great combination. Interestingly, a rangefinder 50 will be smaller and lighter, but the body won't be much different apart from the protrusion of the lens mount. I have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,437
Posted By Archiver
Little and large, eh? I've often carried a stills...

Little and large, eh? I've often carried a stills camera for high quality and a pocket cam for snapshot and video.

2007-2009: Canon 30D + 17-55mm f2.8 for large, and Canon G7 or Fuji F30 for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,754
Posted By Archiver
I had the chance to try out a Minolta 40/2 a...

I had the chance to try out a Minolta 40/2 a while ago, and it was so cool. Tiny lens, great performance. Yeah, kind of bloomy when wide open, but that's part of the character. I found 40mm to be a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 246
Views: 7,642
Posted By Archiver
LOL! :D The Dura silver finish looks gorgeous,...

LOL! :D

The Dura silver finish looks gorgeous, but it must be very eye catching, Even some reviewers have said this in the sudden burst of YouTube videos. I'd go for Dura black because it won't...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,754
Posted By Archiver
Okay, so you want a film Leica with a meter, but...

Okay, so you want a film Leica with a meter, but you don't want to spend the kind of money that the MP and M-A cost. Your best option for that is the M6 classic or M6 TTL.

If you are willing to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 2,421
Posted By Archiver
Still loving all these stories! Thank you so much...

Still loving all these stories! Thank you so much to everyone who has posted so far. :)


I'm a little envious of the people who have had cameras which lasted for over ten years of regular use. I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Archiver
Popflash out of stock within one hour of @Out to...

Popflash out of stock within one hour of @Out to Lunch posting that link, hahaha!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Archiver
Does it have to be brand new, or can it be...

Does it have to be brand new, or can it be secondhand in mint condition? I don't know about the secondhand market in Bangkok, but in Australia you can get a mint black paint MP if you wait long...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,030
Posted By Archiver
There's a tipping point between 'wear' and 'too...

There's a tipping point between 'wear' and 'too rare and expensive to wear', and this is entirely up to the wearer. If I had a vintage double red Sea-Dweller, which goes for a stack of money, I'd...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By Archiver
Fujifilm point and shoot film pictures, including Natura, Klasse, Tiara and more

I don't think there's a thread for Fuji point and shoot images, mods please advise if there is.

Feel free tp post images taken with your Fuji Natura Classica, Klasse, Klasse W, Tiara, or any other...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By Archiver
Back in the mists of time, circa 2008, I was...

Back in the mists of time, circa 2008, I was visiting a friend who showed me his R3M, upon which was mounted his Zeiss 35/2 Biogon. It felt pretty decent, and I was intrigued by how it worked; it was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,030
Posted By Archiver
Oh, the irony of a brand that makes direct copies...

Oh, the irony of a brand that makes direct copies of Rolex, Omega, IWC and Bvlgari being faked! Hopefully, they will start to make their own designs, much like Helson did after doing a number of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,030
Posted By Archiver
And for a bit of crossover, the titanium...

And for a bit of crossover, the titanium treatment of the new Fuji X-Pro 3 is very likely the same as used on Citizen's titanium watches,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,030
Posted By Archiver
Well, if you buy an expensive watch, they are...

Well, if you buy an expensive watch, they are going to be expensive to replace or repair. It's par for the course with anything expensive, look at Leica repair/replacement costs. Expensive watches...
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 246
Views: 7,642
Posted By Archiver
Yeah, there are currently a couple of places in...

Yeah, there are currently a couple of places in Australia that are selling the X-H1 body at a discount, and offering a free battery grip at the same time. If it was what I wanted, I would jump on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,030
Posted By Archiver
This might be easier than you think, depending on...

This might be easier than you think, depending on the situations you shoot, image quality you want, and how much/little you are prepared to carry.

1. General purpose camera - anything from a good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,030
Posted By Archiver
@NickTrop - I have a similar philosophy about...

@NickTrop - I have a similar philosophy about watches and a minimum collection. I like the idea of:

1. A daily watch which can be somewhere between sports and dress, preferably something with a bit...
Forum: Optics Theory - 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Archiver
Zeiss ZM C Sonnar 50mm f1.5. No cats eye,...

Zeiss ZM C Sonnar 50mm f1.5. No cats eye, circular specular highlights, smooth and pleasant bokeh. The only issue is some chromatic aberration wide open and the focus shift at f1.5.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By Archiver
Some of my favourite family photos are taken by...

Some of my favourite family photos are taken by Peter 'Prosophos'. High quality artistic work with a range of situations, subjects and some enviable gear.


https://prosophos.com/blog/
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,467
Posted By Archiver
Much of his general critique of street...

Much of his general critique of street photography has validity, as long as you view the photos through the lens of 'is this image giving a unique message'. There is a lot of dreck out there, with...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,837
Posted By Archiver
My M9 was purchased in early 2010 in Melbourne....

My M9 was purchased in early 2010 in Melbourne. Sensor was replaced in 2017, having suffered a lot of corrosion. Now, it's beautiful.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,605
Posted By Archiver
Oh yes indeed! The Prisoner is one of my...

Oh yes indeed! The Prisoner is one of my favourite shows! :D:D
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By Archiver
Photographer Kevin Mullins created this fantastic...

Photographer Kevin Mullins created this fantastic YouTube video of his son's birthday, using images taken with his Fuji X100F. No stilted posed nonsense, just pure life and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By Archiver
Your list of images sounds absolutely wonderful,...

Your list of images sounds absolutely wonderful, and the variety would make for some fantastic family photo books.

My friend's sister's family makes annual photobooks of their trips. TBH their...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,605
Posted By Archiver
Yes! That was taken at a train station in Tokyo...

Yes! That was taken at a train station in Tokyo (or was it Osaka?). Those four were standing there, and it was a perfect tableau which suggested the traditional 'falling in line' of Japanese society,...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 3,524
Posted By Archiver
I'm pretty sure the Sartorialist shot a lot with...

I'm pretty sure the Sartorialist shot a lot with the Canon 5D Mark II and 50mm f1.2 L.


It depends on your maximum definition of small.

Micro Four Thirds options include the discontinued Panasonic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By Archiver
Occasionally, someone will ask me to take a group...

Occasionally, someone will ask me to take a group photo of people present at a dinner or other gathering, and I oblige. It's an easy way to get everyone in the same picture and record who was there....
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By Archiver
I thought selfies were the contemporary...

I thought selfies were the contemporary stereotypical family pictures. :p
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By Archiver
As much as my Dad liked photography, his family...

As much as my Dad liked photography, his family always insisted on those godawful posed smiling group pictures. Year after year of 'everyone gather together for a photo', then someone fumbling with a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,605
Posted By Archiver
Thank you, Helen! My travel kit is usually 21,...

Thank you, Helen!

My travel kit is usually 21, 35 and 50. The 21 is the Zeiss 21mm f2.8 Biogon which is very sharp. The Voigtlander 35mm f1.4 Nokton is very compact and fast, and has nice character....
Forum: RFF News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 3,837
Posted By Archiver
We might see an increase in overseas travel by...

We might see an increase in overseas travel by Americans who want to buy European goods. Although, will this tariff be levied on individual travelers as well?


I'm in Australia, but I'm concerned...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,605
Posted By Archiver
The classic combination of 28 and 50 is my bag,...

The classic combination of 28 and 50 is my bag, with 35 if I can only use one RF lens for general and up close shooting. I didn't like the 50mm focal length until I got a Summicron, then I loved...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,030
Posted By Archiver
Man, this is becoming one of my favourite threads...

Man, this is becoming one of my favourite threads on RFF. :D

Right now, I'm wearing a XW Tsunami, which was a custom limited edition watch based on the classic Seiko 6309 dive watch that was popular...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,030
Posted By Archiver
It's threads like these that make me wish there...

It's threads like these that make me wish there was a Like button for posts on RFF.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,030
Posted By Archiver
Very cool on both counts. I came across Doxa in...

Very cool on both counts. I came across Doxa in the late 90s/early 2000s when I was experiencing a resurgence in watch interest. The new Doxa dive watches looked super appealing, but I never got one....
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,030
Posted By Archiver
You bought a vintage Girard-Perregaux for $80???...

You bought a vintage Girard-Perregaux for $80??? :eek: That's so cool!
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,030
Posted By Archiver
I have much younger relatives with equally strong...

I have much younger relatives with equally strong penchants for collection and appreciation of mechanical design, not to mention sentimental value. They will probably get my watches and cameras.

If...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,030
Posted By Archiver
Loving these stories! @calzone, @donal928, such...

Loving these stories! @calzone, @donal928, such cool tales. I've loved watches since I was a kid, often wandering into jewelry shops and taking the catalogues on the display cabinets. I still have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,030
Posted By Archiver
@jonal928 - you have fantastic taste in watches...

@jonal928 - you have fantastic taste in watches and cameras, and have many that I would want, myself! That early 80s Omega Seamaster (don't want to be James Bond) is great, same era/design as the...
Forum: Digital Compacts 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By Archiver
Yeah, this is nice. A few years ago, I bought...

Yeah, this is nice. A few years ago, I bought myself a Sigma DP2 Merrill for my birthday, but I should have got the original Panasonic LX100 instead. Never gelled with the DP2, and it remains one of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,030
Posted By Archiver
A lot of younger people use a watch as a fashion...

A lot of younger people use a watch as a fashion item and their smartphone as their 'pocket watch'. As someone who loves watches, this doesn't work for me. This morning, I had to run an errand which...
Forum: RFF News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Archiver
Japan certainly has a track record for...

Japan certainly has a track record for geological, meteorological and manmade disasters. This looks horrific. I hope this is the extent of the destruction now, and no more to come.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 5,030
Posted By Archiver
There is a huge range of good looking, decent...

There is a huge range of good looking, decent quality mechanical and quartz watches, and you don't have to spend a lot for one. Even a simple Seiko 5 can be beautiful, classic and stylish. Check this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-11-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,731
Posted By Archiver
I've got to say, as much as I love rangefinder...

I've got to say, as much as I love rangefinder shooting, liveview can be a huge benefit for focusing on rapidly moving subjects.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 10-11-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,651
Posted By Archiver
Here's what will happen with me. 1. I'll eagerly...

Here's what will happen with me.
1. I'll eagerly await the first reviews, then scour YouTube and Vimeo for owner test footage.
2. Mull over the differences between the fp and cameras like the Sony A7...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-09-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 10,998
Posted By Archiver
@Huss - that Nikon Lite Touch looks really cool....

@Huss - that Nikon Lite Touch looks really cool. After a bit of reading, it sounds like it could be a great camera to have around. Do you still have yours? What do you think of it for general use?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 10-08-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,573
Posted By Archiver
Okay, I found it. The Fuji XQ1 and XQ2 are zoom...

Okay, I found it. The Fuji XQ1 and XQ2 are zoom compacts with small X-Trans sensors. The one I was thinking of is the XF1, which many appear to have...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 10-08-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,573
Posted By Archiver
Enjoy your trip! I often go out with the Contax...

Enjoy your trip! I often go out with the Contax T3 in my bag along with a digital camera, and to be honest, I hardly use the Contax because the scarcity mentality with film, and I feel like I'm...
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,932
Posted By Archiver
All my GRD III images are processed in Lightroom....

All my GRD III images are processed in Lightroom. I generally put in an S shaped tone curve, reduce highlights, bump up shadows, increase black point and do minor adjustments with saturation and...
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,932
Posted By Archiver
Has it really been ten years since the GRD III...

Has it really been ten years since the GRD III was released? That's so cool. Here are a few more GRD III images that were taken ten years...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-07-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 6,377
Posted By Archiver
This thread has reminded me that I have a Trip...

This thread has reminded me that I have a Trip that I bought in 2007, loaded with film, shot 6 images and then forgot. Don't even remember what film is in it, but it's currently set at 80 ASA. I'll...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-07-2019
Replies: 2,955
Views: 1,786,842
Posted By Archiver
One weekend ago, I went on my annual photowalk...

One weekend ago, I went on my annual photowalk during the football Grand Final day in Melbourne. When everyone else is glued to the television or in a pub watching the game, every year I visit camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,421
Posted By Archiver
It's wonderful that you have a single camera that...

It's wonderful that you have a single camera that has been there with you for so many memorable events and times. I bought my Leica M9 with that intention, although I have shot family and friends...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,421
Posted By Archiver
This is a lovely story, exactly the kind that I...

This is a lovely story, exactly the kind that I didn't expect to read in this thread, but it's so pleasing that they are turning up. On DPReview, there was a woman who's husband was an avid...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,421
Posted By Archiver
Agfa Optima? Wow. Which one did/do you have, and...

Agfa Optima? Wow. Which one did/do you have, and what kinds of things did you shoot with it? What about the M6?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 10-06-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,573
Posted By Archiver
One of the coolest things about the X10/20/30 is...

One of the coolest things about the X10/20/30 is the mechanical zoom. Far better than a motor zoom, fast and reliable. No motor to go kaput! And the zoom range of these cameras is good, too. 28-112mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 5,962
Posted By Archiver
Helen, you shoot a mix of film and digi these...

Helen, you shoot a mix of film and digi these days? Or do you mostly use the M9 now?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 5,962
Posted By Archiver
In the past couple of years, I've seen a fair...

In the past couple of years, I've seen a fair number of people in Melbourne with film cameras, and often they are young. A young woman who looked like she would be about uni age had a lovely...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 10-06-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,573
Posted By Archiver
Funny, I've just been rediscovering my X10. The...

Funny, I've just been rediscovering my X10. The jpeg output is very usable, and I'm happy with how generally handles. It's not as good for image quality as a 1" sensor cam like the Panasonic LX10,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,421
Posted By Archiver
Man, I love that! You had the camera, and you had...

Man, I love that! You had the camera, and you had the eye even back then. I have a few images of highlights on bald heads, hahaha!

Perhaps my first camera was a 110 cassette Kodak Brownie, or it...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-05-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 75,915
Posted By Archiver
Or a mirrorless camera with focus peaking for use...

Or a mirrorless camera with focus peaking for use with RF lenses, depending on how much visual assist is needed. And the Sony A7R II and up will focus RF lenses automatically with the Techart AF...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-05-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 75,915
Posted By Archiver
Leica M9, purchased early 2010 Leica M7,...

Leica M9, purchased early 2010
Leica M7, purchased second half of 2010
Elmarit 28
Summicron 50
Summarit 75 f2.5


I don't use the M7 anywhere near as much as I could, but love it when I do. The M9...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-05-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 5,848
Posted By Archiver
From what I've been reading, approximately yes....

From what I've been reading, approximately yes. 110 film is 15x17, m43 sensor is 13.5x18. So the 25mm Pentax Auto lens would be just like any other 25mm m43 lens, and is equivalent to a slightly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,421
Posted By Archiver
I have numerous cameras which I bought in earlier...

I have numerous cameras which I bought in earlier years, but I stopped using them, or only use them sporadically, after the first two or three years until I upgraded. My Canon 5D Mark II got a lot of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,421
Posted By Archiver
Wow, that's impressive. 1974-1991 and used for...

Wow, that's impressive. 1974-1991 and used for newspaper work. Would you have shot a roll a week when working? More, less? Did the Nikon F2 need any major repairs from heavy use?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,421
Posted By Archiver
What is your longest and most used camera? Film and digital

Of all your cameras, which have you used for the longest, and the most?

If film, how many rolls have you put through it? How often do you use it?

If digital, about how many images has it taken? How...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,465
Posted By Archiver
Waaaait a minute, you mean you want to offload...

Waaaait a minute, you mean you want to offload gear... to make room for more gear? :D


I couldn't sell or give away anything with sentimental familial value, like your grandpa's old cameras. I have...
Forum: Travel 10-05-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,334
Posted By Archiver
Very cool, where is this? I was due to go to...

Very cool, where is this?


I was due to go to Hong Kong this year. Due to the rioting, I've cancelled my trip and am not sure when I'm going. A bit different from craggy cliffs and pure air, though.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-05-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 10,998
Posted By Archiver
I wonder what people will say about this, seven...

I wonder what people will say about this, seven years after the original question.


Film: Contax T3, Ricoh GR1v, Minox 35 GT, or as Petronius has demonstrated, Rollei 35


Digital: available cameras...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-05-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 5,848
Posted By Archiver
Return of the living thread! So I've got an...

Return of the living thread!


So I've got an opportunity to buy a Pentax Auto 110 with three lenses, flash and motor winder for a reasonable price. I've only ever seen these on the internet until...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 5,962
Posted By Archiver
I have an on-off relationship with film, though....

I have an on-off relationship with film, though. On one hand, I love the character and colours of film with my favourite cameras and lenses. On the other, I prefer the ease, convenience and overall...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 5,962
Posted By Archiver
I went out the other day with my Contax T3, took...

I went out the other day with my Contax T3, took a few choice photos.

In the CBD on the weekend, I saw a guy with a nice black Leica M7 with a Zeiss Biogon 35 and hood.

That same day, there was a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,465
Posted By Archiver
In the immortal words of Homer Simpson, "I...

In the immortal words of Homer Simpson, "I promise you lots of things. That's what makes me such a good father."

Keep the things that really work and have practical value, as well as the things...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-29-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 29,927
Posted By Archiver
It sounds pretty straightforward. Perspective...

It sounds pretty straightforward. Perspective distortion is more pronounced at shorter focal lengths, and compression is more evident at longer focal lengths. Zeiss marketing is implying that 35mm is...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-29-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 29,927
Posted By Archiver
Okay, so years after the hullabaloo of this lens...

Okay, so years after the hullabaloo of this lens has peaked, I was able to get into a camera shop and try one. Wow. Just wow. The lens is definitely smaller and lighter than the Voigtlander 35mm f1.2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,559
Posted By Archiver
Really good point. To limit myself, I use a small...

Really good point. To limit myself, I use a small bumbag/waist pack as a sling bag. It carries wallet, sunglasses, and one pocket camera. However, I cheat by putting the pocket camera in the bag and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,559
Posted By Archiver
Most of us have multiple cameras, but tend to use...

Most of us have multiple cameras, but tend to use only one or two for appropriate times. This makes a lot of sense; I do this as well.

When I want to shoot sports or parades, I take something with...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-25-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,166
Posted By Archiver
How did I miss this reply? Thank you for the...

How did I miss this reply? Thank you for the thought and input that has gone into the special edition film bodies. Did you have anything to do with the anthracite or full titanium MP? An anthracite...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,559
Posted By Archiver
Thank you to everyone for the very thoughtful...

Thank you to everyone for the very thoughtful responses. I'll get back to this when I've finished some work. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,559
Posted By Archiver
When you think of it, most people own just one...

When you think of it, most people own just one camera, which is their smartphone. Until recently, they only came with one focal length, and digital zoom. Now they have up to three lenses and all...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-24-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 3,362
Posted By Archiver
One of my flickr friends bought a Klasse very...

One of my flickr friends bought a Klasse very shortly after it was released. He said that it was a decent camera, but overpriced even at that time. With the talk of Klasses giving up the ghost with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,559
Posted By Archiver
How do you deal with minimal gear? Serious question.

There's a comment on an Ian Wong Digital Darkroom YouTube video which says something like, 'My only camera is my Contax T2. I just buy film and record all the best times of my life'.

There are...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,642
Posted By Archiver
The only times i review images taken with an EVF...

The only times i review images taken with an EVF camera are when I want to show clients, or I'm in downtime between shoots. The EVF image tells me right away if the photo is right, or close enough....
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,642
Posted By Archiver
If Fuji tossed my salad, I'd be pretty happy,...

If Fuji tossed my salad, I'd be pretty happy, assuming Fuji was a sprightly young Japanese woman and not some grizzled grey haired old dude. :D
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By Archiver
Dirk Steffen (teknopunk) had a very similar...

Dirk Steffen (teknopunk) had a very similar setup, scanning black and white film with his Nikon D800, macro lens and light table. His rationale was that it was cheaper to buy a Leica MP and the Nikon...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,185
Posted By Archiver
I'm not sure if these images are to your taste,...

I'm not sure if these images are to your taste, but these are all film images. Maybe these might help tempt you back into film.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48766928903_03ae627661_b.jpg...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,642
Posted By Archiver
Yeah, I like this a heck of a lot. Everything...

Yeah, I like this a heck of a lot. Everything about these upgrades appeals to me. Fuji Superia is one of my favourite emulsion ranges, like Superia 100, 200, XTRA400, 800. New hybrid EVF, the cool...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,369
Posted By Archiver
Missionary, doggy, cowgirl, spoons... :D

Missionary, doggy, cowgirl, spoons... :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,369
Posted By Archiver
I go through exactly the same phases with almost...

I go through exactly the same phases with almost everything I want to buy. I'm heavy on research because I want to be happy with my purchase. Also interesting is noticing how I go through phases of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2019
Replies: 283
Views: 38,927
Posted By Archiver
Yes, indeed. If it wasn't for the noisy mirror...

Yes, indeed. If it wasn't for the noisy mirror slap, I could shoot with the ME and a few lenses for all of my film needs. The quiet shutter is why I got into RF's in the first place, apart from the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2019
Replies: 283
Views: 38,927
Posted By Archiver
I may have posted these here before, but here are...

I may have posted these here before, but here are some images taken with my Dad's Pentax ME, now owned by me! Pentax M SMC 50mm f1.4. The small Pentax bodies like the ME, ME Super and MX are utterly...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-17-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 6,826
Posted By Archiver
I have mixed feelings about the X100 (original)....

I have mixed feelings about the X100 (original). The form factor, hybrid VF, everything about its handling is great. The files are pretty decent, too. But I still have issues with the colour, even...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,369
Posted By Archiver
Thanks to the magic of Google cache, I've been...

Thanks to the magic of Google cache, I've been able to read the original post and some of the responses. The OP doesn't look like a troll, unless they're one of us pretending to be a newbie. There's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,369
Posted By Archiver
TBH I can imagine owning the 50 Lux and 50 APO,...

TBH I can imagine owning the 50 Lux and 50 APO, although I don't, and would consider owning both a little superfluous. But that's me, I certainly wouldn't begrudge anyone owning anything, as long as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,369
Posted By Archiver
Some people have the less common combination of...

Some people have the less common combination of wanting 'the best' while never having used it before, plus the disposable funds to accomplish that dream. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,369
Posted By Archiver
Okay, that seems fair. People have different...

Okay, that seems fair. People have different thresholds of what they deem 'acceptable' for expenditure and walking around. It's a matter of what you're used to, and whether you worked your way up...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,369
Posted By Archiver
Can anyone refresh me as to what this thread was...

Can anyone refresh me as to what this thread was about? Did I miss anything?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,204
Posted By Archiver
I've only ever returned one camera related thing,...

I've only ever returned one camera related thing, which was a Leica X1 which I discovered had been used, but sold as new. There were still pictures in the internal memory! Back it went to the brick...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By Archiver
I've been reading and lurking since 2008 or 2009,...

I've been reading and lurking since 2008 or 2009, but only started posting about five or six years ago, and I've only made about 1100 posts so far. This forum is a goldmine of information and a real...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-12-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 6,826
Posted By Archiver
@Magnus919 - very intriguing colours and...

@Magnus919 - very intriguing colours and compositions. How do you process your X100F images? What program do you use? I've long thought about a X100F but I'm wary of using Lightroom for X-Trans files.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-11-2019
Replies: 157
Views: 21,095
Posted By Archiver
I didn't know that this thread was over ten years...

I didn't know that this thread was over ten years old! In honour of our departed Roger, I'll add my comments.

Like just about everyone, I began with just one camera, and the lens that came with it....
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-11-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Archiver
These are very cool, in composition and colour....

These are very cool, in composition and colour. Nice work.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,071
Posted By Archiver
Helen, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Allow...

Helen, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Allow yourself to feel whatever is necessary as you move through this time. You have the support of us all.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-11-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By Archiver
This is a really interesting project, and one...

This is a really interesting project, and one that Polaroids suited perfectly. Being instant, you could take a picture then immediately write a date on the back. It's also very sad when you...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By Archiver
Fujifilm Natura Black f1.9 with Fuji XTRA 400....

Fujifilm Natura Black f1.9 with Fuji XTRA 400. Man, I love this camera.



https://live.staticflickr.com/82/267635138_e2d60bc424_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pDGAW)Natura - old and older...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-11-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Archiver
I think this series is even more relevant to the...

I think this series is even more relevant to the RFF crowd because it was produced around the time of the gear that we like. So many of us have cameras from Pentax, Minolta, Leica, old Nikon and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-11-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Archiver
You And Your Camera - weekly magazine from the '70s

In 1979, Eaglemoss Publications of London began production of the weekly magazine, You And Your Camera. Aimed at beginner and enthusiast photographers, YAYC was filled with articles about gear,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-09-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3,228
Posted By Archiver
This is such a great thread! I love the...

This is such a great thread! I love the Polaroids, they give such an emotional sense of the trip.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 09-08-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 29,934
Posted By Archiver
If only Olympus would make a 35 SP or Trip in...

If only Olympus would make a 35 SP or Trip in digital form. The closest you can get right now would be an Olympus E-PL9 or Pen-F with the Olympus 17mm f1.8 lens. For more resolution, the Panasonic...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-08-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,071
Posted By Archiver
Dearest Helen, I have been thinking of you and...

Dearest Helen, I have been thinking of you and Eric so much in the last few days. I won't say that everything happens for a reason, or that Eric will be at peace, because even though these things are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,810
Posted By Archiver
It would be difficult to 'give up' something that...

It would be difficult to 'give up' something that has been a very large part of your life for so long. On the other hand, moving your interest from capture to collation is a large and extremely...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-05-2019
Replies: 407
Views: 68,780
Posted By Archiver
@petronius - thank you for the very detailed...

@petronius - thank you for the very detailed breakdown, that was great. It's interesting to note that your film usage has hovered between 20 and 40 rolls per year for the last five or six years....
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-03-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,301
Posted By Archiver
There are sides for both, here. There have...

There are sides for both, here.



There have been many, many times when I've wanted to Like a photo posted in the forum, but I've had to go to the flickr page to do it. But that means I can't show...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-03-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,269
Posted By Archiver
I just love the RX0. The more I use it, the more...

I just love the RX0. The more I use it, the more I like it.
1. Portability. It goes in a pocket and I can barely feel it until I want it. It's the size of the average DSLR battery.


2. Stealth....
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-03-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3,783
Posted By Archiver
I just wish my Ricoh cameras were more reliable....

I just wish my Ricoh cameras were more reliable. All have developed faults sooner than I would like. My first Ricoh GXR body bricked itself one day. It just wouldn't power up. GRD III lens block...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-03-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By Archiver
@emraphoto - I love the video capabilities of the...

@emraphoto - I love the video capabilities of the LX10. In good light and under some ranges, it cuts seamlessly with my GH4. It's perfect for casual family and friends shooting. It would be great...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,632
Posted By Archiver
Back with my M9. It's always high on my list, but...

Back with my M9. It's always high on my list, but it's getting extra love lately because I hang it across my shoulder while shooting video work, and I get some images between takes. The images are...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-03-2019
Replies: 407
Views: 68,780
Posted By Archiver
@petronius - I only just realized you've been...

@petronius - I only just realized you've been doing this for nine years!

How many rolls of film do you shoot, on average? What's a high amount for you? What's a low amount?

Has the Rollei given you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,185
Posted By Archiver
Pick up the film camera that catches your eye...

Pick up the film camera that catches your eye right now. Handle it, look through the viewfinder, fire off a few dry shots. Put on a different lens and shoot a few more dry shots. Play with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By Archiver
In China there is a 'social credit system' which...

In China there is a 'social credit system' which is intended to bring the population into line. What is possibly the most sophisticated facial recognition system in the world is connected with their...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By Archiver
The problem lies in how the technology is used....

The problem lies in how the technology is used. As @peterm1 said, private corporations like Facebook and Twitter are now screening for 'hate speech', but who determines what is hate speech, and where...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By Archiver
As a relevant reply to the slightly irrelevant...

As a relevant reply to the slightly irrelevant tangent. Hong Kong is a place close to my heart, as I have close friends and extended family living there. There is a distinct media spin war occurring...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By Archiver
Not sure where I read this, but many years ago,...

Not sure where I read this, but many years ago, a man could walk into a rehearsal at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne and take pictures. This would never happen now, which is a shame,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 1,844
Posted By Archiver
"Roughly used M6". I'm struggling not to laugh as...

"Roughly used M6". I'm struggling not to laugh as I think of a grizzled old Frenchman who blows his nose in his hand, wipes it on his crotch, then brings his battered M6 to his eye.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,806
Posted By Archiver
The advance of tech means that old gear is...

The advance of tech means that old gear is becoming affordable much faster. The original 5D sells for about $550 AUD and the Mark II for a few hundred more. They take images which still hold up now;...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,806
Posted By Archiver
That's incredibly cool about those images from...

That's incredibly cool about those images from 2000. Unfortunately, I've lost a batch or two or images from CD's that have died, not to mention a heap of files. This made me migrate everything to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,806
Posted By Archiver
The funny thing is, at every point in history,...

The funny thing is, at every point in history, people look at advancements and improvements and think how lucky they are. People in the days of the M3 would certainly have sung its praises. Olympus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,806
Posted By Archiver
My family has quite a collection of prints and a...

My family has quite a collection of prints and a few slides from decades past. We have no idea as to the exact dates they were taken, apart from gauging things based on how old the subjects are. My...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,806
Posted By Archiver
An anecdote: in the late 80s and 90s, I had...

An anecdote: in the late 80s and 90s, I had friends who were quite interested in camcorders, and to a lesser extent, cameras. Some recorded themselves doing comedy skits, others recorded their rock...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,806
Posted By Archiver
My first camera was a 110 film cassette camera in...

My first camera was a 110 film cassette camera in the very early 80s. but I learned photography with Dad's Pentax ME. As a kid, I was sort of caught between Mum telling me to 'just take pictures' and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2019
Replies: 1,889
Views: 299,426
Posted By Archiver
It's fascinating to see the ways people process...

It's fascinating to see the ways people process their M9 images. Here are a few more recent images from mine.


https://live.staticflickr.com/1792/28961485707_7ff8d8b497_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,805
Posted By Archiver
I wonder how many more of these Leica can make...

I wonder how many more of these Leica can make from the M9 sensor trade-ins? It's likely that the spare top and bottom plates for M9-P upgrades and repairs are being used for these cameras.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-01-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,071
Posted By Archiver
Helen, I only know you and Eric from RFF, and...

Helen, I only know you and Eric from RFF, and both your artistry is so evident in the photos you've shared here. Am glad to know that Eric is home in a safe place with people who love him. The magick...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,073
Posted By Archiver
When shooting with the GH4 and Voigtlander m43...

When shooting with the GH4 and Voigtlander m43 primes, I found it fairly easy to use liveview and 'roll' the focus with the action. Not so with a rangefinder, which was quite annoying. Random...
Forum: Travel 08-28-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,191
Posted By Archiver
I love the Voigtlander 15 on the Ricoh GXR-M for...

I love the Voigtlander 15 on the Ricoh GXR-M for the same reason. My version is the first, non-coupled version, but that's fine with liveview and the very deep depth of field.



The Zeiss 21mm on...
Forum: Travel 08-27-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,191
Posted By Archiver
Have a great trip, man! You've got a really good...

Have a great trip, man! You've got a really good kit there. It will be interesting to know which camera/focal length you used the most on this trip, and why. Keep in touch if you're able. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,073
Posted By Archiver
@charjohncarter - so this was shot with a 90mm...

@charjohncarter - so this was shot with a 90mm Elmarit on a Bessa R, very nice.

@Vince Lupo - these images are stunning, they've got a real classic reportage look to them.

@mcfingon - I love that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,073
Posted By Archiver
Wow, these images are superb! Thank you for the...

Wow, these images are superb! Thank you for the input and inspiration. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,073
Posted By Archiver
This is probably just my GAS talking, but I've...

This is probably just my GAS talking, but I've had my eye on the Sony A system ever since it came out, and it's been getting better and better over the years. I've got a lot of Panasonic gear, but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,073
Posted By Archiver
Oh, I'm never letting go of rangefinders for...

Oh, I'm never letting go of rangefinders for sports work, it's hella fun and I enjoy the results when I get them. I think of it like driving a manual racecar from the old days. As for pro sports...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,073
Posted By Archiver
Yeah, the missed opportunities bug me. Of course...

Yeah, the missed opportunities bug me. Of course there will be a lot of hit and miss with fast moving action, even with modern systems, but today's tech should give a lot more keepers than a slow...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,073
Posted By Archiver
Some of those images are great, some are more...

Some of those images are great, some are more impressionistic than others. Interesting that he used Canon binoculars for the long distance images, and an unidentified Schneider lens.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,073
Posted By Archiver
I've tried to shoot boxing from ringside with a...

I've tried to shoot boxing from ringside with a 21mm and 28mm, and while I like the images, sometimes the action takes place on the other side of the ring, and the figures become part of the scenery...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,073
Posted By Archiver
Thank you to everyone for your experiences,...

Thank you to everyone for your experiences, suggestions and images. The images of the hurdler and the velodrome are stunning. They also emphasize that you must be safely close to the action, and be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,073
Posted By Archiver
Shooting sports with a rangefinder

Last week, I was able to shoot a sports team training indoors. I have to say that trying to shoot them with a rangefinder was not fun. Because I usually shoot wide open or close to it, trying to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 4,997
Posted By Archiver
So if my endless hard drives are essentially safe...

So if my endless hard drives are essentially safe from prying eyes because they contain too many pictures for others to look at, then my best bet for images to survive me is Godfrey's plan. Godfrey...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By Archiver
Good point about live view. A lot of rangefinder...

Good point about live view. A lot of rangefinder purists think it's unnecessary, and while that's true, it makes life easier in some situations, like focusing a very shallow depth of field lens.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-16-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 22,254
Posted By Archiver
This is weird. It's the 17th of August 2019 and a...

This is weird. It's the 17th of August 2019 and a thread from 2013 has resurfaced on the front page, but the post by Urban Alchemist seems to have disappeared.


If I was answering this poll as if it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-16-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By Archiver
I wonder what lens(es) he used for these images.

I wonder what lens(es) he used for these images.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,663
Posted By Archiver
Breaking news!! :D

Breaking news!! :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 5,030
Posted By Archiver
Funny, I look at people's watches all the time,...

Funny, I look at people's watches all the time, and often pinpoint them to make and rough date of manufacture. If it's a more obvious watch, like a Rolex, Panerai, Audemars Piguet or IWC, it's pretty...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-06-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,941
Posted By Archiver
I love mine, but it has the wobble, too!...

I love mine, but it has the wobble, too! :-(


https://live.staticflickr.com/3083/4564433673_d42f9716bb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7XkV7i)M9 + ZM 25/2.8 - The Cullen (https://flic.kr/p/7XkV7i) by...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,744
Posted By Archiver
On paper, I like the idea a lot, as you can have...

On paper, I like the idea a lot, as you can have two or three lenses and your favourite focal lengths on either camera at any given time. But the weight of two Ms would bug me for extended walks, so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,632
Posted By Archiver
That's gotta be a hot looking camera. Black paint...

That's gotta be a hot looking camera. Black paint Millennium, wow. Any photos from this combination on your flickr yet?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-30-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,705
Posted By Archiver
Five years ago, I picked up the LTM Ultron and...

Five years ago, I picked up the LTM Ultron and loved the rendering, although it wouldn't focus properly on my M9 so I returned it. A month or so ago, I got another copy which focuses perfectly....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-30-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,762
Posted By Archiver
I agree and disagree; yes, we can see a lot of...

I agree and disagree; yes, we can see a lot of these kinds of images in today's flickr streams. Heck, I've taken similar modern images. And it's also important to remember context. Today's world...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By Archiver
Thank you to everyone for your input. I used the...

Thank you to everyone for your input. I used the GXR again over the last few days, and although it is slow and I miss the occasional consecutive shot, the image quality is lovely, and I'm reading...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-24-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By Archiver
Hm, I'm thinking I'll take a few lenses to the...

Hm, I'm thinking I'll take a few lenses to the shop and try it out, take some sample images home as well. I've only handled a X Pro1 once, back when it was first released. It was nice, but I felt...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-24-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By Archiver
Fuji X-Pro 1 vs Ricoh GXR-M for M lenses?

Hey folks, I've already got a Ricoh GXR with numerous modules, including the excellent M-mount module. I've been extremely happy with the images I've taken with it, particularly with the Zeiss Sonnar...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-24-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Archiver
Hef once had hundreds of films/videotapes of his...

Hef once had hundreds of films/videotapes of his activities with women in the mansion grotto. He apparently destroyed them in more recent years because he wanted to respect the privacy of the many,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-21-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,166
Posted By Archiver
The limited edition film bodies don't seem to...

The limited edition film bodies don't seem to have any physical functions which distinguish themselves from their original production lines. Their differences are all cosmetic or material, like the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-15-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 85,511
Posted By Archiver
I keep vacillating on my opinions about this...

I keep vacillating on my opinions about this lens! On one hand, it's fast, compact and very well built. It renders in a classic and slightly dreamy way wide open, and it's produced some of my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By Archiver
That's quite a haul she got. Wow. My...

That's quite a haul she got. Wow.


My grandfather had a Pentax Spotmatic, which fortunately went to a cousin who is an avid hobbyist photographer. I have my Dad's Pentax ME and Minolta SR-T, which...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,469
Posted By Archiver
A Crumpler sling/waist pack might be useful to...

A Crumpler sling/waist pack might be useful to you. I use the old Crumpler LLA waist pack for a general purpose bag, and it can carry a M9 with lens in a pinch. It's been discontinued, but Crumpler...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,651
Posted By Archiver
I sincerely hope that Sigma get this right. There...

I sincerely hope that Sigma get this right. There are hints that they will, but some hints that it might be more cumbersome than useful.


- there's no EVF as yet, and the huge OVF clip on for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,632
Posted By Archiver
Favourite pocket camera: Sony RX0 Favourite ILC:...

Favourite pocket camera: Sony RX0
Favourite ILC: Leica M9
Favourite film camera: tie between Contax T3 and Pentax ME

Others in the running include the Fuji X100 classic, Ricoh GXR, Ricoh GR.

The...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-05-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,457
Posted By Archiver
20-21mm is a great focal length for conveying a...

20-21mm is a great focal length for conveying a sense of what was there, and you've worked with that really well. I had to do the calculations for effective field of view when I realized the Hologon...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 07-04-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Archiver
Using vintage SLR lenses like Minolta MD, Pentax K, Canon FD on Nikon Z6/Z7?

Like the title says, does anyone use old SLR lenses from Minolta, Canon, Pentax or Nikon? Or even Leica R? I'm interested in how the Z6 or Z7 performs with lenses from the 70s and 80s, perhaps even...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,494
Posted By Archiver
I've just picked up another LTM 35mm f1.7, and it...

I've just picked up another LTM 35mm f1.7, and it seems fairly haze free, and this time it focuses perfectly on my M9. Very happy indeed!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,554
Posted By Archiver
I just picked up number 9960391, it has the same...

I just picked up number 9960391, it has the same fluted ribbing as the lower lens in the image above. There does not appear to be any haze. I'm quite thrilled to get this, as the earlier one I had...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-28-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,637
Posted By Archiver
In Australia, there's no way you could get a...

In Australia, there's no way you could get a GFX50R plus a lens for under 10k AUD. That's instant M10 territory. A new digital M body for 6k AUD is in the same range as the Leica Q, or even less than...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,498
Posted By Archiver
Here we go, someone actually bought the Drifter,...

Here we go, someone actually bought the Drifter, and has reviewed it on YouTube:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n96MCLU5PZw
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By Archiver
Pop Mech article about digital art preservation

Here's a recent article from Popular Mechanics about the preservation of digital art, which is a distinctly different set of processes from preserving physical media like paintings and...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-24-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,010
Posted By Archiver
Hello Frances, I hope you are reading this. Roger...

Hello Frances, I hope you are reading this. Roger was dearly loved here on RFF, as you can see from all the people who have commented. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-24-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 19,570
Posted By Archiver
Looks like it's time to get the DP1 and DP2 out...

Looks like it's time to get the DP1 and DP2 out again! Will be back with photos...
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