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Forum: Other RF 03-27-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 17,406
Posted By Marc-A.
Kiev II (before 1956) and a late Helios 3 ......

Kiev II (before 1956) and a late Helios 3 ... IMHO, it can compare with a Leica set : the body's as reliable as any Leica III, it's very light and makes absolutely no noise. Optically, the Helios 3...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-27-2012
Replies: 147
Views: 53,056
Posted By Marc-A.
I've had a bunch of Leica M 50, but kept one and...

I've had a bunch of Leica M 50, but kept one and only one 50: the glorious Summitar.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/4396/U4396I1193829999.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By Marc-A.
Merci beaucoup Lauffray! Je vais aller voir du...

Merci beaucoup Lauffray! Je vais aller voir du côté de Camtec.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By Marc-A.
Rent Leica M8/9 in Montreal

Hi,
That's been a while (a few years!) I didn't post anything here - I moved a lot and I live in Montreal now.
So my question is for Montrealers: where could I rent a digital M camera (Leica M8 for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By Marc-A.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2192/2457204719_227...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2192/2457204719_2271a4cf59_o.jpg


http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/4396/U4396I1198099805.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By Marc-A.
Superb picutre tightsqueez! Levrairdu, I really...

Superb picutre tightsqueez!
Levrairdu, I really like your first one; kind of a decisive emotional moment.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-02-2010
Replies: 151
Views: 15,917
Posted By Marc-A.
Joseph Koudelka ... then, Dorothea Lange,...

Joseph Koudelka ...
then, Dorothea Lange, Sebastiao Salgado, Willy Ronis ...
among others ...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-02-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By Marc-A.
Why, Akiva? The ZI I bought from you is still in...

Why, Akiva? The ZI I bought from you is still in perfect condition :-) I see no need to recover it.
Anyway, post some pics when you have it recovered.
Cheers,
Marc
Forum: RFF Polls 12-31-2009
Replies: 103
Views: 9,941
Posted By Marc-A.
A lot of great cameras! I picked - Pentax for the...

A lot of great cameras! I picked
- Pentax for the MX (unfortunately I haven't had the pleasure to play with the LX yet) and for the Spotmatic and his oustanding Takumar 50/1.4 ...
- Olympus for the...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-31-2009
Replies: 129
Views: 16,829
Posted By Marc-A.
Well, since I kept only the ZI and my my M and SM...

Well, since I kept only the ZI and my my M and SM Leica, I have no choice but pick the Zeiss Ikon. But I have to say that it's a wonderful camera and I chose to keep it over the M2 which is an...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-31-2009
Replies: 137
Views: 14,310
Posted By Marc-A.
For a few years, I've used only a 50mm lens, but...

For a few years, I've used only a 50mm lens, but I'm more and more comfortable with the 35mm. Well, obviously it depends on the subject and the location; for street photography in a city like Paris...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-30-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 12,107
Posted By Marc-A.
I like this series. Thanks for sharing, Nick.

I like this series. Thanks for sharing, Nick.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-22-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,108
Posted By Marc-A.
Many many thanks for the advices. Roland, Earl, I...

Many many thanks for the advices. Roland, Earl, I hear you and I will certainly consider an Hexanon 50/2. But right now I'm inclined to favour the Skopar 50/2.5. Obviously, it is slow (not slower...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,108
Posted By Marc-A.
Thank you very much, guys! I think the Skopar...

Thank you very much, guys! I think the Skopar 50/2.5 is what I'm looking for.
Btw, very nice pictures, Pau; they sell the lens.
I'm just wondering whether it is still on sale. I checked Gandy's...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,108
Posted By Marc-A.
Thank you Roland :) I'll consider the Hexanon...

Thank you Roland :)
I'll consider the Hexanon then. That's not the first one advises me to get one.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,108
Posted By Marc-A.
A 50 with same rendering as the Skopar 35/2.5

Hello,
The title's speaking for itself.
I love my Skopar 35/2.5 more and more each day, and I'd like to get the same rendering with a 50. I've had once a Nokton 50/1.5, but I've never felt...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-17-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,403
Posted By Marc-A.
You're right Andrew, and I don't like it either...

You're right Andrew, and I don't like it either for the same reason.



You got a sensible point, Sam.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-17-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,403
Posted By Marc-A.
I can't help laughing ... noisier? Like what? A...

I can't help laughing ... noisier? Like what? A drill vs a spoon? Sorry, but I've had some cameras and sure the ZI is not the less noisy, but Leicas are not particularly silent either. If you want to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-12-2008
Replies: 189
Views: 17,643
Posted By Marc-A.
Really? Weegee? Doisneau? etc... or in painting,...

Really?
Weegee? Doisneau? etc... or in painting, Picasso? etc etc
Well I must have missed something then ...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-07-2008
Replies: 189
Views: 17,643
Posted By Marc-A.
I do agree with you. (Though I'm not sure that...

I do agree with you. (Though I'm not sure that they are "dozens" of photographers in the Salgado's or Smith's or Nachtwey's league. But my knowledge is very limited, so I can't argue). Comparing and,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-07-2008
Replies: 189
Views: 17,643
Posted By Marc-A.
Just to clarify my post: Obviously. I underline...

Just to clarify my post:
Obviously. I underline a very particular link between "political" anti-intellectualism in the USA and the "puritan" tradition. If you take other examples, Italy or France,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-06-2008
Replies: 59
Views: 4,946
Posted By Marc-A.
I can’t develop on the subject right now but I’ll...

I can’t develop on the subject right now but I’ll quote a French novelist and a great Resistance fighter:
“L’artiste naît prisonnier du style, qui lui a permis de ne plus l'être du monde” said André...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,388
Posted By Marc-A.
It's the beautiful Pentax MX :)

It's the beautiful Pentax MX :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,388
Posted By Marc-A.
Cool Cameras & Girls

It seems the old "Cameras and girls" thread is dead. Maybe it's time to revive it.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=59104&stc=1&d=1210007967
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2008
Replies: 143
Views: 10,975
Posted By Marc-A.
Browsing Flickr in search of pictures of anti-pro...

Browsing Flickr in search of pictures of anti-pro Olympics flame demonstration in Paris, I found out this picture. See the little ZI? That's me shooting a politician. In this world, there's always an...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-05-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,036
Posted By Marc-A.
The only Summaron I wish I have is the M mount...

The only Summaron I wish I have is the M mount 35/2.8.
I've had the LTM 3.5, and it was not bad, but not good either. Prone to flare, reasonably sharp for an old design but certainly not what you can...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-05-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,919
Posted By Marc-A.
Thank you all for your kind...

Thank you all for your kind comments.



NH3
Believe me, I’ve hesitated a long time before choosing to use B&W. I have brought in my bag TriX and Portra 400 NC, and when I saw all those beautiful...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-02-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 5,897
Posted By Marc-A.
One of my favorite lenses. So tiny, so good. Just...

One of my favorite lenses. So tiny, so good. Just a few pictures (see my RFF gallery or my Flickr):

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1011/615928536_a8b4f67ac5_o.jpg

recent ones:...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-02-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,919
Posted By Marc-A.
Thanks Roger, grazie Nico :-) Well, I tried to...

Thanks Roger, grazie Nico :-)
Well, I tried to be "in the right place" to make a modest photoreport on this special day in Paris. But I have to admit that being a photojournalist (which I don't...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-02-2008
Replies: 189
Views: 17,643
Posted By Marc-A.
About the rich Frenchman argument: why all rich...

About the rich Frenchman argument: why all rich kids are not HCB? If there was an obvious link between wealth and talent, then all rich kids (or a major part of them) should be great artists? It’s...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-02-2008
Replies: 189
Views: 17,643
Posted By Marc-A.
Yes, HCB was all that ... so?

It seems that HCB is the one we love to loath. First of all, let me tell you that I’m not a big fan of HCB; at least, I prefer Doisneau, Ronis, Koudelka, Salgado or Lange.
Now, one shoudl remind...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-02-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,919
Posted By Marc-A.
Many many thanks for your kind comments Florian,...

Many many thanks for your kind comments Florian, Steve, Eugene and Gabor :) It feels good to be here again.
Steve, your comments on Flickr are much appreciated. I'll reply to you on Flickr.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-01-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,919
Posted By Marc-A.
Place Denfert-Rochereau...

Place Denfert-Rochereau...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-01-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,919
Posted By Marc-A.
Hôtel de...

Hôtel de...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-01-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,919
Posted By Marc-A.
The way of the Invisible Flame: some pictures

First of all, I would like to apologize for having left suddenly RFF (in particular the Magic Roll Contest), but I had personal reasons which I told Stephen G. and Srdjan (Nzeeman) – mainly, it’s...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-26-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 4,116
Posted By Marc-A.
:::up:::up:::

:::up:::up:::
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 3,610
Posted By Marc-A.
Thanks a lot for the information Chemophilic. If...

Thanks a lot for the information Chemophilic. If you can't use the metering, you can't have the AE aperture priority, right? So you need a hand-held lightmeter, right? That's a bit problematic.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 3,610
Posted By Marc-A.
Nikon D40 users: what about Nikkor AI lenses on the D40?

Dear all,
I'm sorry to bother you with that thread. I need some information on the Nikon D40 on the behalf of my brother. He would like to buy a D40 and I advise him to buy only the body and buy...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-25-2008
Replies: 95
Views: 7,444
Posted By Marc-A.
I don't know if you understand why I feel...

I don't know if you understand why I feel uncomfortable with this. Maybe PM, I don't want to open this discussion here. well, I could PM you instead ;-)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-25-2008
Replies: 95
Views: 7,444
Posted By Marc-A.
I don't understand this sentence "I am Basque",...

I don't understand this sentence "I am Basque", especially coming from you (I've got some Basque friends, and I love the Basque region where I go every year).
Besides, I would like to understand...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-25-2008
Replies: 95
Views: 7,444
Posted By Marc-A.
Really. I've already told you that I find it...

Really. I've already told you that I find it puzzling. You'll have to explain me that.
So what does it mean to be French? And what does it mean to be Basque? Really I don't understand.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-25-2008
Replies: 95
Views: 7,444
Posted By Marc-A.
Dear Roger, Don't misunderstand me. Compliments...

Dear Roger,
Don't misunderstand me. Compliments are good. But here what is at stake is the truth of an opinion which I believe wrong. I didn't take your statment badly, I just think it's wrong....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-24-2008
Replies: 95
Views: 7,444
Posted By Marc-A.
oh I forgot: thanks Teus for the thread :-)

oh I forgot: thanks Teus for the thread :-)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-23-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By Marc-A.
Naruto, go for the Nokton 50/1.5, it's an...

Naruto, go for the Nokton 50/1.5, it's an excellent performer (imho, better than the Planar or the current Summicron, if you like the modern redering). You won't regret it.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-23-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By Marc-A.
I second the advice about the Sonnar, though I...

I second the advice about the Sonnar, though I don't own it.

I've had the Nokton and have the Planar:
Nokton: very sharp, nice bokeh, harsh transition (min. focus distance = 0.9)
Planar: sharp...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 1,671
Posted By Marc-A.
I swear I didn't do it on purpose ... I...

I swear I didn't do it on purpose ... I discovered it when I got the film processed (I guess the shutter was already cocked when it went off :D...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-20-2008
Replies: 202
Views: 40,547
Posted By Marc-A.
Old news. Horosu (RFF member) told me about that...

Old news. Horosu (RFF member) told me about that more than a month ago. Anyway, that's only Leica's com. We'll see. Que sera sera ...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-20-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,780
Posted By Marc-A.
Neither... couldn't afford it. I would stick to...

Neither... couldn't afford it. I would stick to the fantastic CV Color Skopar.
For 450/500€ I could. Not above.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-19-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,780
Posted By Marc-A.
Focal length is one thing, aperture's another;...

Focal length is one thing, aperture's another; plus it's new; plus it's cheap (even cheaper than a mint Summaron 2.8); plus it's different etc. So possible answers are the following:







Finally,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-19-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,780
Posted By Marc-A.
You may be right or not. We'll see. But even with...

You may be right or not. We'll see. But even with more light fall-off at 1.4, it's ok for me:
1. I don't really need the 1.4 stop, but I do need the f2 (at f2, with a 35mm, you can easily shoot in...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-19-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,780
Posted By Marc-A.
Thanks Didier. What is the reason why? It's weird...

Thanks Didier. What is the reason why? It's weird ... I like chrome, and I guess I'm not the only one.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-18-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,780
Posted By Marc-A.
Stephen, thanks for the information. Maybe he...

Stephen, thanks for the information.
Maybe he could consider producing a chrome version ... chrome is beautiful too ;)
Marc
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-18-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,780
Posted By Marc-A.
Tom, Stephen, do you know if a chrome version is...

Tom, Stephen, do you know if a chrome version is planned?
Thanks,
Marc
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-18-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,780
Posted By Marc-A.
For f***'s sake that's great news! I would like...

For f***'s sake that's great news!
I would like to know the exact size of this lens, but it seems rather small. Though I'm very pleased with my Color Skopar and don't even think of buying a Leica 35...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-16-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,407
Posted By Marc-A.
As Ned, for me, it'sdefinitely the first one....

As Ned, for me, it'sdefinitely the first one. This picture is interesting because it's in colour ... great colours by the way :)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-15-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 955
Posted By Marc-A.
Amorph, would you mind specifying what's the...

Amorph, would you mind specifying what's the topic of your thread? Do you seek opinion? Or are you sharing pictures of your last trip?
Don't take it bad, I just want to understand.
Best,
Marc
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-15-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 4,116
Posted By Marc-A.
Ten days remaining. Instead of arguing, make some...

Ten days remaining.
Instead of arguing, make some positive contribution :angel:
Submit your picture before the 25th
Just do it!
:cool:


Send your picture to : magic.rffcontest [at] gmail.com
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-14-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,300
Posted By Marc-A.
Oh about your question, yes of course it applies...

Oh about your question, yes of course it applies to lenses. But as Peter pointed out, "this is exactly why proper scientific tests are done using the so called "double blind" methodology".
This is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-14-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,300
Posted By Marc-A.
Valdemar, Thanks for sharing. Interesting but...

Valdemar,
Thanks for sharing. Interesting but not surprising :rolleyes:



Excellent one :D :D
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-14-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By Marc-A.
You got it :D

You got it :D
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-14-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,407
Posted By Marc-A.
Well, why do you think it's a missed picture,...

Well, why do you think it's a missed picture, Ned?
Rdu gave one reason why: you cut the legs of your subject, and I admit it's a bit disturbing.
But I really like the (over)exposure, the saturated...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-13-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,407
Posted By Marc-A.
Ned, if you can recognize a station of the...

Ned, if you can recognize a station of the parisian metro from this picture, you're really really good ;) it could have been taken in a hundred stations.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-13-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,407
Posted By Marc-A.
I haven't seen the tilt before. Thanks for...

I haven't seen the tilt before. Thanks for pointing this out. I'll work on that then. Besides I kinda agree with you about cropping this picture (ususally I don't crop my picture, but I'll try that...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-13-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,407
Posted By Marc-A.
As it's easier to criticize than to submit one's...

As it's easier to criticize than to submit one's own picture to criticism, I post a picture of mine about escalator and...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-13-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,407
Posted By Marc-A.
I support this initiative. About your picture,...

I support this initiative.
About your picture, if you want "critique" instead of silence: technically, it's very nice. However I have some reservations about the subject: I mean, imho, the place is...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-13-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By Marc-A.
I do :angel:

I do :angel:
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-13-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By Marc-A.
I agree with Nico, it's a brilliant idea...

I agree with Nico, it's a brilliant idea Robert!!
Robert, Nico and anyone interested in the idea, do you want to try that this week? we take a self-portrait with strangers and we post it in a thread...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2008
Replies: 214
Views: 4,847
Posted By Marc-A.
edit: don't want to add anything to the argument....

edit: don't want to add anything to the argument.

But I like this picture:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2008
Replies: 102
Views: 3,315
Posted By Marc-A.
Indeed, I do. If I had liney to make such a...

Indeed, I do. If I had liney to make such a choice, I would rather buy a M4 instead of a M5, even if the M5 has a built-in meter; or a M6 rather than a M5. It's probably silly, but this is how I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By Marc-A.
I'll play the devil's advocate :cool: : these...

I'll play the devil's advocate :cool: : these items are not for users like us but for collector. Whose collector could buy a wood M5 (surely a prototype from Solms) or a toy one (another prototype)?...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,217
Posted By Marc-A.
More important than the lens is the photographer...

More important than the lens is the photographer skill and those pictures just show how talented is the photographer. I wouldn't know how to use a 15mm - I'm already so clumsy with a 35mm - but you...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-09-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 5,336
Posted By Marc-A.
Couldn't more agree with you Bill! :)

Couldn't more agree with you Bill! :)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-09-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 5,336
Posted By Marc-A.
The PII is marginally smaller than the Color...

The PII is marginally smaller than the Color Skopar C 35/2.5 (see this picture (http://cameraquest.com/jpg3/voigtl39.jpg) on Cameraquest.com). With the hood, the Color Skopar C is definitely smaller...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Marc-A.
First welcome to RFF and congrats on your new...

First welcome to RFF and congrats on your new toys :)

Indeed TriX and HP5 are hard to beat. IMVHO, HP5 is also a bit to contrasty when used with modern lenses; that's why I would recommend TriX...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-08-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 4,023
Posted By Marc-A.
I second several comments above. 1. your shots...

I second several comments above.
1. your shots are not particularly grainy; it looks normal to me, especially in the 2nd picture.
2. the way you process your film is more important than the film...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-07-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 4,116
Posted By Marc-A.
#10 is not new either (AFAIR I've previously...

#10 is not new either (AFAIR I've previously commented this one);

The name of the one who took picture #9 is quite obvious too ;)

... that's not big a deal ...

I'm amazed by the high quality of...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-07-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 4,116
Posted By Marc-A.
Bill, I'm deeply sorry I didn't reply earlier. :o...

Bill, I'm deeply sorry I didn't reply earlier. :o


Absolutely!


Why will it kill anonymity? Competing pictures still have to be submitted by email >>> magic.rffcontest [at] gmail.com
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-07-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 4,116
Posted By Marc-A.
why not :)

why not :)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-06-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By Marc-A.
What happened? :confused:

What happened? :confused:
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-06-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By Marc-A.
Thumbs up Anhtu's gallery

repost:
I want to share this, just a gallery on Flickr that I discovered last week and found stunning. If he is not a famous photographer (maybe he is), he surely is a great photographer: his name...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-05-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 4,116
Posted By Marc-A.
Sir, yes, sir :) Any change in the voting system...

Sir, yes, sir :)

Any change in the voting system will be clearly announced.

Due to upload limitation, we can only upload 3 pictures per day. So don't worry, if you don't see you picture in the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-05-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 4,116
Posted By Marc-A.
LOL. Sorry: "one votes for one's favorite...

LOL. Sorry: "one votes for one's favorite picture"
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-05-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 4,116
Posted By Marc-A.
No limitation - no poll anymore. Cheers, Marc

No limitation - no poll anymore.
Cheers,
Marc
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-05-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By Marc-A.
Holga, one plastic element. Can be awsome.

Holga, one plastic element. Can be awsome.
Forum: RFF News 01-04-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,646
Posted By Marc-A.
Good to know. I checked CNN.com, but there was no...

Good to know. I checked CNN.com, but there was no report of RFF blackout :-D
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-04-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 4,116
Posted By Marc-A.
No prob. I couldn't log either. Hope things are...

No prob. I couldn't log either. Hope things are ok now.
I got your email, don't worry :)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-03-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 4,116
Posted By Marc-A.
Stephen, that's great news. Many many thanks for...

Stephen, that's great news. Many many thanks for your action. Who can complain about RFF not being image-centered? ;)
I hope the number of submmissions increases this month.
Best,
Marc-A.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-02-2008
Replies: 109
Views: 7,782
Posted By Marc-A.
HCB +1 (though Winogrand is pretty close) But on...

HCB +1 (though Winogrand is pretty close)

But on top:
Koudelka, Salgado, Dorothea Lange, Doisneau and Willy Ronis ... then HCB, Winogrand, Weegee ... etc.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-02-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 4,116
Posted By Marc-A.
Exclamation need help/opinion/suggestion

There are some problems we need to deal with. Nzeeman, I really need to know what you think about it, and how you think we can settle the problems.

I just found out that the January Salon has a...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-02-2008
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Thanks a lot Jan. Your picture is gorgeous and...

Thanks a lot Jan. Your picture is gorgeous and I'm also glad you won. As I told you, I loved that time when you were boosting the gallery with your supportive comments and I'm happy you're back here!...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-01-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,185
Posted By Marc-A.
Lol :D Well I'll be less subtle: that's the kind...

Lol :D Well I'll be less subtle: that's the kind of picture I know I don't want to take.

But thanks for the link Nick, it's interesting and technically it's impressive.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-01-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 4,407
Posted By Marc-A.
Nice retrospective, Tom. Happy new year, Bonne...

Nice retrospective, Tom.
Happy new year, Bonne année et meilleurs voeux!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-01-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 4,116
Posted By Marc-A.
No prob :) Anyway, in the RFF Salon, I've chosen...

No prob :)
Anyway, in the RFF Salon, I've chosen Kanoot; in this contest, I couldn't decide between Jan, lZr and MikeL but I voted for MikeL eventually... the kid is so touching and the mood is...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-01-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 4,116
Posted By Marc-A.
Nico, when? In the RFF Salon or in this contest?

Nico, when? In the RFF Salon or in this contest?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-01-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 4,116
Posted By Marc-A.
Good point Pitxu. Thanks. Then we'll be careful...

Good point Pitxu. Thanks. Then we'll be careful and if needed we'll rename the pictures.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-01-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 4,116
Posted By Marc-A.
Ok I have to make some comments on this. Thanks...

Ok I have to make some comments on this. Thanks to raise the issue, Jon.
The best solution would be to apply the anonymity rule to submission and vote. We can do both:
1. submissions are now...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-01-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 4,116
Posted By Marc-A.
Nzeeman, you're right, there's no reason not to...

Nzeeman, you're right, there's no reason not to participate in the contest :)

But, cause there's a "but" (and Pitxu gave the reason why):
The one of us who handles the downloading/linking part...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-01-2008
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Ok I finally found it. After a quick thought,...

Ok I finally found it. After a quick thought, here's my opinion:
1. pictures are to be sent to the gmail address
2. then we load them in the January contest gallery (if people use the January...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-01-2008
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
I haven't checked the "kettle" threat for a long...

I haven't checked the "kettle" threat for a long time. My fault. I'm gonna catch up on my reading.
Jon, feliz ano novo ;-)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-01-2008
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Hello Nzeeman, I didn't see it earlier. When I...

Hello Nzeeman,
I didn't see it earlier. When I click on the link I have: "You do not have permission to view this category".
How does it work? Do you have permission to view it?

srećna nova godina...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 2,023
Posted By Marc-A.
Raid, I know that Saudian are pretty sensitive...

Raid, I know that Saudian are pretty sensitive when it comes to photography. I would certainly not take photos of women and people praying, unless it's Hadj.

See Monz Ahmed's pictures.

Best,
Marc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 2,023
Posted By Marc-A.
That's very important indeed. So true.

That's very important indeed.



So true.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-31-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,407
Posted By Marc-A.
Sorry Jon, I put them right now.

Sorry Jon, I put them right now.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-31-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,407
Posted By Marc-A.
First of all: thanks Jon for keeping this thread...

First of all: thanks Jon for keeping this thread alive! I hope you continue in 2008 :)

Then, congratulations to all the members who posted pictures in the gallery and invited us to pay attention to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2007
Replies: 67
Views: 3,059
Posted By Marc-A.
Fernando, the worst is that I agree with you!!!...

Fernando, the worst is that I agree with you!!! :o



Pherdinand, I agree with you. However, my question is about candid street shots. I don't care when friends take pictures of me. And I was very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2007
Replies: 67
Views: 3,059
Posted By Marc-A.
But Stratford-upon-Avon is such a beautiful city!...

But Stratford-upon-Avon is such a beautiful city! (Stratford-upon-Avon or Stratford-on-Avon? is it the same?) I have great memories there.



Kully, this would need a whole thread to be discussed :)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2007
Replies: 67
Views: 3,059
Posted By Marc-A.
Ernst, you got me :o The reason why I ask for...

Ernst, you got me :o
The reason why I ask for this is that some photographers around here are annoyed that people react badly when they snap them. So I wonder if they would react the same way if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2007
Replies: 67
Views: 3,059
Posted By Marc-A.
Jon, precisely I hate that. I suspect some people...

Jon, precisely I hate that. I suspect some people took my picture with their mobile phone; it happened twice (in England, in the train and in the subway) but I had no evidence so I didn't say...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2007
Replies: 67
Views: 3,059
Posted By Marc-A.
lol :D When I say I would react badly, I'm...

lol :D

When I say I would react badly, I'm excessive. It would depend on the circumstances.AFAIR, once I've been photographed by a reporter while I was taking part in a demonstration, and I was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2007
Replies: 67
Views: 3,059
Posted By Marc-A.
Question The biter bit: someone takes a picture of you on the street

As a lot of members here, I make some street shots of people without asking permission to photograph them. I often wonder how I would react if I caught someone taking a picture of me on the street....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 2,023
Posted By Marc-A.
Thank you Bill. I often wonder how I would react...

Thank you Bill.
I often wonder how I would react if I caught a guy taking a picture of me on the street. I think I would react badly. I'll start a thread on this topic.
Best,
Marc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 2,023
Posted By Marc-A.
Just out of curiosity, why's that? And about...

Just out of curiosity, why's that?

And about bringing cameras in Morocco and taking amazing pictures, please have a look there:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rgphotos/sets/72157600027542481/

RayG's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 2,023
Posted By Marc-A.
Where have you been Jon? :angel: You can buy...

Where have you been Jon? :angel:

You can buy beer in a café in Morocco. Alcohol (beer/wine or whishy ... in Coca Cola :rolleyes: in order to hide it) is ok only in European restaurants or trendy...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 2,023
Posted By Marc-A.
Ok sorry but I deeply disagree and I deeply...

Ok sorry but I deeply disagree and I deeply apologize in advance if I am bluntly:
1. They are a lot of RFF members who took amazing pictures of Morocco ... with people in them! HAve a look at the...
Forum: RFF Imagery Promo 12-30-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 5,198
Posted By Marc-A.
So what about displaying the picture of the...

So what about displaying the picture of the winner on the front page?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-29-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Cheers Marc

Cheers
Marc
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-29-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Then it's worth a shot. The winner send the Magic...

Then it's worth a shot. The winner send the Magic Roll to the next winner. That sounds great.
Before changing the rule, let's see what other members think of it.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-29-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
That would require a whole philosophical...

That would require a whole philosophical discussion ;)
I'm not sure about it, though it's my motto when it comes to friendly relationships :angel:
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-28-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Interesting, I like it. But I fear it will...

Interesting, I like it. But I fear it will discourage people to participate in the contest :( I don't know whether I'm pessimistic or just lucid about human nature.

PS: but if you or someone else...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-28-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 1,784
Posted By Marc-A.
Leica M2 / Elmar (uncoated) / Neopan Acros...

Leica M2 / Elmar (uncoated) / Neopan Acros 100
Biarritz, Euskadi...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-28-2007
Replies: 315
Views: 177,537
Posted By Marc-A.
Hello Thomas, I've posted pictures of my ZI...

Hello Thomas,

I've posted pictures of my ZI (formerly Akiva's) and my M2 side by side. Have look here:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50301

You'll have an idea of the size...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-28-2007
Replies: 315
Views: 177,537
Posted By Marc-A.
ZI + Planar silver...

ZI + Planar silver set

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=53082&stc=1&d=1197405958
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-28-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,746
Posted By Marc-A.
Nice pictures Rick. Enjoy that great camera. The...

Nice pictures Rick. Enjoy that great camera. The Jupiter 8 is a wonderful lens, especially for portrait (tell me about Jupiter glow!); you should also try the cheap and amazing Helios 103. But you...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-28-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Hello Dave, If we keep this rule, it will be...

Hello Dave, If we keep this rule, it will be mandatory, not optional.
My only concern is about how easy it is for you guys to send your picture to an email address instead of posting it directly in...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-28-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Grazie Nico. I'm looking forward to your entry...

Grazie Nico.
I'm looking forward to your entry next month then ;)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-27-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,224
Posted By Marc-A.
That's so true Bill!

That's so true Bill!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-27-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Exclamation Announcement: next theme

And the theme for the next contest is ... drum roll ...
FAMILY

Now, go and shoot :)

Nzeeman and Marc-A.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-27-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By Marc-A.
Second that, of course. I wouldn't buy it even...

Second that, of course. I wouldn't buy it even though I had the money. However, I'm sure this 1.000.000 M3 will go for that price ... the world is full of rich nuts.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-27-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Thanks Joe :)

Thanks Joe :)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-26-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,488
Posted By Marc-A.
Got my Planar from matsuiyastore too. Perfect...

Got my Planar from matsuiyastore too. Perfect service.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-26-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By Marc-A.
alex, buy and try a Helios 103; that's an amazing...

alex, buy and try a Helios 103; that's an amazing lens (if price should represent the photography value of the lens, it would go for $300 or $400).

Here's a picture (Kiev II/Helios...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-26-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Nzeeman and I are working on that, don't worry ;)

Nzeeman and I are working on that, don't worry ;)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-26-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Thanks Crawdiddy :) I fully appreciate this...

Thanks Crawdiddy :)


I fully appreciate this issue (several members, Barry blw, jbf pointed out that problem of deadline submission too). I'm aware I gave short notice for submission this month....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-26-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Technically, you didn't break any rule Jon since...

Technically, you didn't break any rule Jon since you finally submitted only one picture. I would have broken the rule if I had allowed you to submit more than one picture. ;)
Thanks Jon for your...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-26-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Nzeeman, you're right about the picture #9 but...

Nzeeman, you're right about the picture #9 but there's a reason: the link to the picture exceeds 100 characters. I can't do anything about that :(

Any moderator in this forum can help us about...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-26-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Joe, Rover, Is it possible to edit the poll? I...

Joe, Rover,
Is it possible to edit the poll? I made a mistake in naming option #6.
I should have typed:

Picture #6 (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2253/2125316388_1633e603a5.jpg)

Would you mind...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-26-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Arrow Vote

The vote phase is now open. It ends the last day of 2007, December the 31th :)

Many thanks to the participants.

Happy holidays :angel:
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-25-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Exclamation Bump

:angel: Bump :angel: Last day for submission. :angel:
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-25-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,184
Posted By Marc-A.
lZr, Toni, Sitemistic, Jon and Nico, many thanks...

lZr, Toni, Sitemistic, Jon and Nico, many thanks for the mention. I’m very glad that you stopped by to have a look at my pictures and that you liked some of them. It means a lot to me.
I enjoyed 2007...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-21-2007
Replies: 116
Sticky: Poll: Zeiss Ikon Problems
Views: 47,417
Posted By Marc-A.
Jon :angel: Marek is right. Infinity means...

Jon :angel:
Marek is right. Infinity means "moon" if not Alpha Centauri. If you focus at infinity, and point your RF to the end of the street, you should see what seems to be mis-alignment (it's...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-20-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,460
Posted By Marc-A.
Pete, thanks a lot for the information :-) Todd,...

Pete, thanks a lot for the information :-)
Todd, once I have my book, I'll post my opinion here ;-)
Cheers,
Marc
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-20-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,460
Posted By Marc-A.
Great work! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the...

Great work! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the tip, Todd. I'll take a look at My publisher (I hope they ship to France).
Well, I have a stupid question: what picture size is required for the...
Forum: RFF Imagery Promo 12-19-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 5,968
Posted By Marc-A.
That's the solution Nzeeman and I have already...

That's the solution Nzeeman and I have already thought of ;)
It seems to me that it's the right solution.

PS: for people interested in participating in a picture contest, please don't forget to...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-19-2007
Replies: 116
Sticky: Poll: Zeiss Ikon Problems
Views: 47,417
Posted By Marc-A.
So far no issue. But as some have already said:...

So far no issue. But as some have already said:



It's easy to focus with the ZI in bright lighting conditions, and easier in low light.
Again, no issue so far; I hope I don't have any for a long...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-18-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Barry, thanks for sharing your opinion which I...

Barry, thanks for sharing your opinion which I kinda share. The problem is that I find Jan's suggestion legitimate too. Let's discuss it a little further before taking a definitive decision.
Maybe...
Forum: RFF Imagery Promo 12-18-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 5,968
Posted By Marc-A.
Excellent :) I'll PM you.

Excellent :)
I'll PM you.
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-18-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,543
Posted By Marc-A.
Very nice pictures. I love your "Bessatar"!...

Very nice pictures. I love your "Bessatar"! :-)
Forum: RFF Imagery Promo 12-18-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 5,968
Posted By Marc-A.
Hello srdjan, I made the same request several...

Hello srdjan,
I made the same request several months ago. Stephen supported my idea and I guess the Monthly Salon Gallery has been created for that purpose. I made several suggestions to make it a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,807
Posted By Marc-A.
Both wide open. Cheers, Marc

Both wide open.
Cheers,
Marc
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,807
Posted By Marc-A.
It all depends on the background and the...

It all depends on the background and the aperture. If the background is leafy, and you shoot wide open, then the bokeh will be swirly to very swirly. Otherwise, no problem with the Summitar...
Forum: RFF Imagery Promo 12-16-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 5,968
Posted By Marc-A.
Srdjan, Click on the link in my signature. I...

Srdjan,
Click on the link in my signature. I would love to have support, but I must admit that I have only very little suport for the moment ... that's a bit of a disappointement I must say. But hey...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-16-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By Marc-A.
First of all, welcome to RFF Jon. About your...

First of all, welcome to RFF Jon.
About your pictures, I like the first one; bad ambient lighting, but you handled quite well a difficult exposure. Two questions:
Did you use the AE program for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2007
Replies: 82
Views: 7,786
Posted By Marc-A.
Very interesting. And what do you do with your...

Very interesting. And what do you do with your window rims in the background? I mean: is it important to your picture? Or is it important to policemen because you can see the murderer in the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-15-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Sitemistic, Jon, Jan, would you mind adding a...

Sitemistic, Jon, Jan, would you mind adding a link to high res image?
Is it possible for you also to mention lens/camera used?
Cheers,
Marc
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-15-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
That's a sound opinion. I'm a bit reluctant to...

That's a sound opinion. I'm a bit reluctant to include TLR, but I'll follow your opinion here. Anyway, no (D)SLR; there are too many (D)SLR forums on the web. So rule #1 should be modified as...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-15-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Your picture isn't displayed, Jan:...

Your picture isn't displayed, Jan:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/60/336912135_5b9cdb36d6.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-15-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Hello Jan, Even if I had to specify some rules...

Hello Jan,
Even if I had to specify some rules sto start this project, I would like it to be a collective project, so I'm open to any suggestion. Do you think we should accept 'scale focus'...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-15-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 3,713
Posted By Marc-A.
So what's the rank of your Summilux Gabriel? I've...

So what's the rank of your Summilux Gabriel? I've already told you: if you don't know what to do with it, I know a new home for it ;-)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-15-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 11,626
Posted By Marc-A.
Thanks for the tip, guys. But why do you think I...

Thanks for the tip, guys. But why do you think I would like to correct or adjust the color of the picture taken indoor. I could have done that in Photoshop. I just like it the way it is :) Plus the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-14-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 11,626
Posted By Marc-A.
Nice pictures Simon. I like the one with the dog...

Nice pictures Simon. I like the one with the dog especially.
I find the Planar very good for color. Here are two pictures I took lately (first color shots with the Planar; I use it on my Zeiss Ikon)....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-14-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,618
Posted By Marc-A.
Thanks for the mention Nico :) THe picture by...

Thanks for the mention Nico :)
THe picture by PStevenin is a stunning one. Fanstatic job.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-14-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
I just added a picture of the prize :) And I ship...

I just added a picture of the prize :)
And I ship worldwide (not only EU!)
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-14-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,549
Posted By Marc-A.
Mike, don't take it bad but there are already...

Mike, don't take it bad but there are already several threads about the Summitar; see Maddoc's great thread.
Cheers.
Marc
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-14-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Oh come on guys, post some picture! (Dan, that...

Oh come on guys, post some picture!

(Dan, that 's a lovely picture of a beauty, but DSLR pictures are not allowed in this contest. I appreciate your honesty btw, not sure everybody would tell).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-13-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,940
Posted By Marc-A.
2 years ago, I bought my first RF, a Zorki 4K +...

2 years ago, I bought my first RF, a Zorki 4K + Industar 50 for 40€. I just fell in love with it ... it needs a CLA, a new skin, but I keep it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 8,721
Posted By Marc-A.
True. He has never made it a secret. And a lot of...

True. He has never made it a secret. And a lot of photographers do the same while they don't admit it. Anyway, a great picture is a great picture, as Pesphoto said.

By the way, I am interested by...
Forum: RFF News 12-11-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,143
Posted By Marc-A.
Congrats David, that's a beautiful job. I need...

Congrats David, that's a beautiful job.
I need time (I mean quality time) to write to you, sorry for the delay, but I'm sure you understand.
Hasta luego mi amigo ;-)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-11-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,618
Posted By Marc-A.
Ian, Jon, Simon, thanks a lot for the mention and...

Ian, Jon, Simon, thanks a lot for the mention and for your very kind comments.
I hope I have time tomorrow to make and submit my selection.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-11-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 12,294
Posted By Marc-A.
Last remark. The ZI is very light compared to the...

Last remark. The ZI is very light compared to the M3/M2:
Pros: you can carry it hanging from your wrist, hours and hours without having blisters ... which is good.
Cons: you can't use it as a...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-11-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 11,626
Posted By Marc-A.
Simon, what's the news? How does your Planar...

Simon, what's the news? How does your Planar feel? Any pictures to share?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-11-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 12,294
Posted By Marc-A.
Thanks Roland, very informative, as usual :)

Thanks Roland, very informative, as usual :)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-11-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 12,294
Posted By Marc-A.
Now the back and the inside of the ZI. The...

Now the back and the inside of the ZI.
The loading system is very easy as stated above, not easier than any SLR or Bessa Rx or even the M4/M6, but definitely easier and faster than the M3/M2.
Every...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-11-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 12,294
Posted By Marc-A.
Other pictures of the ZI. First, a picture of...

Other pictures of the ZI.
First, a picture of the 35mm framelines. It's really nice to be able to see the whole scene even when the 35mm framelines are up (that's something you can't do with the M2...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-10-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,011
Posted By Marc-A.
WoW, thanks for the link. I'm stunned and I...

WoW, thanks for the link. I'm stunned and I hardly find my words to describe how I feel ... just wow. That's all I would like to be able to do with a camera. Travel, meet people, make them friends,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-10-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,348
Posted By Marc-A.
I'm in Jon :-)

I'm in Jon :-)
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-09-2007
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,748,359
Posted By Marc-A.
3 different kinds of camera/lens Again some...

3 different kinds of camera/lens

Again some Summitar 50/2 (repost)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1096/748139551_8caab832d2_o.jpg



Planar 75/3.5 (Rolleiflex)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-08-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,669
Posted By Marc-A.
I saw your picture, and I wonder why do you need...

I saw your picture, and I wonder why do you need another 35mm, since the Nokton seems good from what I saw. Do you need something smaller than the Nokton to be more discreet?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,933
Posted By Marc-A.
Sorry, I didn't make myself clear: I didn't pay...

Sorry, I didn't make myself clear: I didn't pay any tax (duty+VAT) for items I bought in Germany. Now, I don't know if there's a special legislation in the UK ... those Brits don't do anything as the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-07-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 3,713
Posted By Marc-A.
"soft sharpness", excellent! That describes the...

"soft sharpness", excellent! That describes the Summitar so well.
Thanks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,933
Posted By Marc-A.
Indeed, between European countries there's no...

Indeed, between European countries there's no more duty. I bought several lenses and cameras (up to 550€) in Germany and I've never paid anything (conversely, I bought a Planar NIB in the US and I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2007
Replies: 488
Views: 128,417
Posted By Marc-A.
In my short life as an amateur photographer, I've...

In my short life as an amateur photographer, I've used a few different films: Neopan 100/400/1600, TriX, Agfa 100/400, HP5, Delta 100/400, Fomapan 400, Era 100 (Chinese film).
TriX was my favorite...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-07-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 3,713
Posted By Marc-A.
LOL, you know when I hear "Summitar", I'm like...

LOL, you know when I hear "Summitar", I'm like Pavlov's dog :D
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-07-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 3,713
Posted By Marc-A.
Harry, the Summitar is my prime lens. Lately,...

Harry,
the Summitar is my prime lens. Lately, I've sold my Summicron (rigid) which was in perfect optical condition, but I kept the Summitar. I can't imagine selling it ... only big money issues...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,933
Posted By Marc-A.
Now you should be able to see them. Cheers, Marc

Now you should be able to see them.
Cheers,
Marc
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,933
Posted By Marc-A.
I'm selling my M2. Perfect (optical/mecanical)...

I'm selling my M2. Perfect (optical/mecanical) working condition. For the cosmetic condition, some pictures here:...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-07-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,760
Posted By Marc-A.
I sum up: - you already have a Summicron, last...

I sum up:
- you already have a Summicron, last version
- you want another Leica lens (not Nikkor ...)
- you seek a lens taht produces a painterly effect, or at least less brutal pictures....
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By Marc-A.
I agree with you, Ruben. However, remind that...

I agree with you, Ruben.
However, remind that there's no good picture without strong/fine/subtle composition. No content without a specific form. A picture which tells a story but is not well...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-05-2007
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,748,359
Posted By Marc-A.
That's a killing bokeh :D Seriously it's...

That's a killing bokeh :D Seriously it's fantastic.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,327
Posted By Marc-A.
The M2 is a wonderful camera. I love mine, but I...

The M2 is a wonderful camera. I love mine, but I will part from it as I got a ZI lately. Too bad I can't keep them both :(
But I know one day I'll have a M2 again.
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-04-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 4,932
Posted By Marc-A.
50mm remains my fave FL, however I'm beginning to...

50mm remains my fave FL, however I'm beginning to appreciate a lot the 35mm FL. Time and work will say.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-03-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,334
Posted By Marc-A.
Exclamation Spam

Don't forget to submit pictures here: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=690771&posted=1#post690771
I'm trying to revive the spirit of the Salon. Now there's a prize, a roll of...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-03-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,334
Posted By Marc-A.
Ian, Jon, NIco and Tony, I'm honoured by the...

Ian, Jon, NIco and Tony, I'm honoured by the mention. That you like my modest work is most rewarding. Thanks.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-03-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,334
Posted By Marc-A.
A lot of great pictures this week, as...

A lot of great pictures this week, as usual.
That’s a long time I haven’t posted anything here, so I would like to participate in the thread this week. I’m glad to share with you my 5 +1*

TatianaShe...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-02-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Well post your pic here then :) You can submit...

Well post your pic here then :)
You can submit your picture until the 25th of the month ... oh it means until Christmas! After that deadline, we vote.
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-02-2007
Replies: 195
Views: 41,844
Posted By Marc-A.
Elmar uncoated (1939): no flare issue; here I...

Elmar uncoated (1939): no flare issue; here I didn’t shot straight into the sun, but almost, as you can see from the shades. Good...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-02-2007
Replies: 195
Views: 41,844
Posted By Marc-A.
Jupiter 3 (1953): the sunlight affects the upper...

Jupiter 3 (1953): the sunlight affects the upper part of the picture. No bad.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=52577&stc=1&d=1196594210



Jupiter 8 (1955): shot...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-02-2007
Replies: 195
Views: 41,844
Posted By Marc-A.
Thanks for the thread Ray. It seems there are...

Thanks for the thread Ray.
It seems there are good and bad flares. I don't like flare with "ghost" aperture blades, that's (very) bad flare IMHO. I suspect that it's a problem of SLR lenses rather...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,873
Posted By Marc-A.
Mike that's a great picture, I love it. But I...

Mike that's a great picture, I love it. But I think I saw it in your Flickr gallery and the quality was better.
Best,
Marc
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-01-2007
Replies: 105
Sticky: Poll: The Magic Roll
Views: 53,112
Posted By Marc-A.
Correct Gabriel. Shoot with any camera you want...

Correct Gabriel. Shoot with any camera you want provided it's a RF, even a digital RF ... like an M8 or something ;)
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