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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By LCSmith
Thanks everyone very much for your generous...

Thanks everyone very much for your generous responses. Indeed the coatings are like new and the lens is very smooth, so I tried it on my M4 and ... the focus seems to be spot on.

This baffles me. I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 3,567
Posted By LCSmith
ha! yes, raid. They certainly are. :)

ha! yes, raid. They certainly are. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By LCSmith
This was my feeling also. I wonder whether the...

This was my feeling also. I wonder whether the dealer's hope was that the lens would be used on a non-rf camera and therefore its flaw might go unnoticed.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By LCSmith
Yes, this is my inclination. It baffles me that...

Yes, this is my inclination.

It baffles me that the lens wasn't checked properly before being sold.

I did contact the dealer as soon as I received the lens. The dealer indicated that this was a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By LCSmith
Summicron Collapsible focus issue

A beautiful Summicron collapsible came in the mail recently from a US Leica dealer. The optics look brand new. Everything about the lens is immaculate.

The only problem is that it seems to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,357
Posted By LCSmith
Interesting, thank you. Incidentally, both 35...

Interesting, thank you.

Incidentally, both 35 ASPH Summicra which I owned had wobbly aperture rings. That, along with the focal length (I shoot mostly 50), was one reason I eschewed the 35 ASPH...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,357
Posted By LCSmith
I have not heard of anyone being disappointed...

I have not heard of anyone being disappointed with the:

35/2 Biogon
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By LCSmith
Thanks, James! Two good ones, among...

Thanks, James!

Two good ones, among many.

Richard G

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Alex Krasotkin
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By LCSmith
Yes, thanks also. Sometimes I forget to...

Yes, thanks also. Sometimes I forget to participate in these. Filmtwit, that really is a great shot!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By LCSmith
Those really are great results. HP5+ always looks...

Those really are great results. HP5+ always looks too grainy for my tastes when I push, but thereís none of that here. Clearly I am doing something wrong! Very accomplished work, Charles.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 31,141
Posted By LCSmith
Quite right.

Quite right.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 3,674
Posted By LCSmith
What an interesting camera. I can see why you are...

What an interesting camera. I can see why you are so thrilled at its arrival. Yes -- do enjoy!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By LCSmith
I have also used the Rollei kit a hand full of...

I have also used the Rollei kit a hand full of times. Excellent chemistry. One can develop at 25 deg celsius, which makes for much greater accuracy and consistency at home.
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,213
Posted By LCSmith
Apologia Collectoris?

I think many "non-collectors" (i.e. hoi polloi) -- myself included -- would benefit from a simple primer in the virtue of collecting cameras, why it is not a "miserly" exercise, the aims of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,458
Posted By LCSmith
Yes, of course; but it depends much on how one...

Yes, of course; but it depends much on how one shoots and what one shoots, whether one will benefit from a greater degree of dynamic range in the camera. The lens matters a great deal as well. My...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,458
Posted By LCSmith
I agree entirely. HDR prints only seem to impress...

I agree entirely. HDR prints only seem to impress photographers (and who makes photographs for photographers?). Regular people who have a natural sense of beauty think HDR photographs look ugly.
Forum: Fuji X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,112
Posted By LCSmith
No, but thank you. It is apparent to me that...

No, but thank you. It is apparent to me that ideas and observations, when not in support of the "home team", are not always welcome. Basically, I wore a Red Sox hat to a Yankees game, and a crowd of...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By LCSmith
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Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 417
Views: 118,154
Posted By LCSmith
"Crackhead Hourz" must refer to a misspent...

"Crackhead Hourz" must refer to a misspent youth.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By LCSmith
Thank you for the explanation, and for the...

Thank you for the explanation, and for the endorphins!
Forum: Fuji X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,112
Posted By LCSmith
Thanks for ganging up on me folks. Classy.

Thanks for ganging up on me folks. Classy.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By LCSmith
I can do no right these days! I did not call...

I can do no right these days!

I did not call anyone illiterate! I made a general observation about photography publications! I didn't even mention the article!

Geez.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By LCSmith
It is a shame that so many photography...

It is a shame that so many photography publications are illiterate. One would think this is due to the technical emphasis of the education of its writers.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By LCSmith
So it would seem!

So it would seem!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,695
Views: 1,329,021
Posted By LCSmith
You really are an early riser. Haha.

You really are an early riser. Haha.
Forum: Fuji X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,112
Posted By LCSmith
SLR is not a shape. I'm afraid I cannot take you...

SLR is not a shape. I'm afraid I cannot take you seriously.
Forum: Fuji X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,112
Posted By LCSmith
Wow. I was just talking about cameras. I...

Wow. I was just talking about cameras. I sincerely apologize if I made any experience miserable for anyone. I like talking about cameras. Don't you?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By LCSmith
Care to explain?

Care to explain?
Forum: Fuji X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,112
Posted By LCSmith
Rangefinder shaped? What does that even mean? The...

Rangefinder shaped? What does that even mean? The "rangefinder" refers to the focusing mechanism.
Forum: Fuji X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,112
Posted By LCSmith
I just think itís interesting how I never...

I just think itís interesting how I never advocated any particular camera, I just wanted to point out that Fuji auto focus cameras are not the same thing as Leica rangefinder cameras with auto focus....
Forum: Fuji X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,112
Posted By LCSmith
Not tough at all!

Not tough at all!
Forum: Fuji X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,112
Posted By LCSmith
Viewfinders are not rangefinders. No one is...

Viewfinders are not rangefinders. No one is saying the combined VF isnít ďgenius,Ē or even that those cameras arenít fine cameras. But they are obviously not rangefinders, and they are not Leica Mís...
Forum: Fuji X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,112
Posted By LCSmith
Please spare me the "Leica fetish" garbage....

Please spare me the "Leica fetish" garbage. Ok?

Thanks.

My opinion really isn't very controversial.

The only thing about the Fuji X cameras that is "like a Leica" is that they are made to "look...
Forum: Fuji X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,112
Posted By LCSmith
I really do agree with this.

I really do agree with this.
Forum: Fuji X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,112
Posted By LCSmith
Now that is hyperbole. A Leica M(essucher) would...

Now that is hyperbole. A Leica M(essucher) would no longer be a Leica M if it had Autofocus. It would be an SL.

I don't understand all these comparisons between Leica rangefinders and Fuji X...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2020
Replies: 94
Views: 3,490
Posted By LCSmith
Outside, yes. Inside, no.

Outside, yes. Inside, no.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-16-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By LCSmith
Consider formulating original thoughts. I see you...

Consider formulating original thoughts. I see you do not really care what I have written in response to you. That's Ok. Literacy isn't for everyone.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-15-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By LCSmith
Touchť! The endless discussion about cameras will...

Touchť! The endless discussion about cameras will always eventuate (if successful) in a beautiful marriage of author and tool, a discussion which must be had in the silence of the self.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-15-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,606
Posted By LCSmith
A worthy meditation.

A worthy meditation.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-15-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By LCSmith
Oh indeed. "Where should my focus be,...

Oh indeed.

"Where should my focus be, camera?"

It's interesting how both focus and camera are Latin words to do with interior spaces and domesticity.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-15-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By LCSmith
That is probably cryptic. I challenge you to...

That is probably cryptic. I challenge you to state with equal conviction your own position of photography.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-15-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By LCSmith
Well, yes. I would beg your granting me the...

Well, yes. I would beg your granting me the license of analogy.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-15-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By LCSmith
Oh I agree. But it is certainly more difficult...

Oh I agree. But it is certainly more difficult than half pressing a plastic tab.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-15-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By LCSmith
The point of the analogy would be much clearer if...

The point of the analogy would be much clearer if articulated by someone with greater mastery over words than myself. No, learning the violin is not learning manual exposure and focusing. But I do...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-15-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By LCSmith
I am not sure what you mean; but it is true that...

I am not sure what you mean; but it is true that I can be cynical.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-15-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By LCSmith
This is well-said. I enjoy using real...

This is well-said. I enjoy using real rangefinders (as in, a camera with a rangefinder focusing mechanism) precisely because they require so much from me. It's fun because it's difficult, but it's...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-15-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By LCSmith
That's marvelous. Always!

That's marvelous. Always!
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-15-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By LCSmith
I hope I may be able to state an opinion without...

I hope I may be able to state an opinion without its being confused for doctrine.

If we must be precise, no camera is "almost" in its picture-making capabilities, so long as it makes pictures. Think...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-14-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By LCSmith
I should clarify. Everything about the Fuji...

I should clarify. Everything about the Fuji cameras is "almost". Their ethos is a flimsy homage. That is not to say Fuji cameras aren't good or even great tools in the right hands. But they are...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-14-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By LCSmith
Fuji cameras feel like candy cigarettes.

Fuji cameras feel like candy cigarettes.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2,405
Posted By LCSmith
The coated ten-bladed Summitars are supposed to...

The coated ten-bladed Summitars are supposed to be special as well.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-08-2020
Replies: 147
Views: 8,759
Posted By LCSmith
It's very interesting to me that photographers...

It's very interesting to me that photographers may casually switch from rangefinders to other mirrorless cameras like the SL, Sony Ax, etc. Two very different types of shooting! You must simply...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-07-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By LCSmith
How many rolls? About two per week. I develop and...

How many rolls? About two per week. I develop and scan at home.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-02-2020
Replies: 466
Views: 37,967
Posted By LCSmith
An aggressive interpretation of cityscape!...

An aggressive interpretation of cityscape! Facetious!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-02-2020
Replies: 1,035
Views: 197,405
Posted By LCSmith
Leica M4 Summaron 2,8/35 HP5+ developed in...

Leica M4
Summaron 2,8/35
HP5+ developed in D-76

N train

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-02-2020
Replies: 466
Views: 37,967
Posted By LCSmith
Leica M-P (240) Summilux (ASPH)...

Leica M-P (240)
Summilux (ASPH) 1,4/50

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74372/U74372I1580375151.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-02-2020
Replies: 169
Views: 15,947
Posted By LCSmith
Leica M4 DR Summicron HP5+ developed in...

Leica M4
DR Summicron
HP5+ developed in D-76

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74372/U74372I1580073558.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-01-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 3,138
Posted By LCSmith
Smile There's no need to poke fun at my favorite...

There's no need to poke fun at my favorite camera, Lynn. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2020
Replies: 116
Views: 7,983
Posted By LCSmith
Phenomenal work!

Phenomenal work!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-27-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By LCSmith
A prodigious week for our magnanimous...

A prodigious week for our magnanimous...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2020
Replies: 97
Views: 11,341
Posted By LCSmith
Leica M4 DR Summicron HP5+ in...

Leica M4
DR Summicron
HP5+ in D-76

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74372/U74372I1580073558.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-26-2020
Replies: 380
Views: 54,976
Posted By LCSmith
Super-Elmar 3,4/21 Leica M4 HP5+ in D-76 30th...

Super-Elmar 3,4/21
Leica M4
HP5+ in D-76

30th St. Station
Philadelphia

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-25-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,441
Posted By LCSmith
I'm glad you asked this. There are varying...

I'm glad you asked this. There are varying opinions. I only shoot bw film (it's all I do, besides my phone). I keep UV filters on my lenses when I am outside. Inside, I "go commando" as the poet said.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By LCSmith
The best compliment might be "that's some nice...

The best compliment might be "that's some nice glass you've got there."

The best complement? I am not the one to ask.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-24-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By LCSmith
Wow! I am always stupefied when no one becomes...

Wow! I am always stupefied when no one becomes surly at the presence of my photos (anyone but my family, who are always embarrassed at the topic). To have those random projections of my psyche...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,441
Posted By LCSmith
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,441
Posted By LCSmith
Love it love it!

Love it love it!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-23-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By LCSmith
This is amazingly helpful. Thank you!

This is amazingly helpful. Thank you!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,733
Posted By LCSmith
Are you new to humans?

Are you new to humans?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,733
Posted By LCSmith
Forgive me, but I am afraid I do not follow you.

Forgive me, but I am afraid I do not follow you.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-23-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By LCSmith
Yes, these are the photos I am most interested in.

Yes, these are the photos I am most interested in.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-23-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By LCSmith
Yes, action will be difficult but it depends on...

Yes, action will be difficult but it depends on the lighting on stage. I do not have experience photographing in this kind of environment at all. I am not "looking to get" any particular kind of...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-23-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By LCSmith
Thanks, this is helpful. It is a professional...

Thanks, this is helpful.

It is a professional company at a large theater. I have access to back stage areas an hour or so before the performance, and also during the performance.

What kind of shots...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-23-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By LCSmith
Photographing Ballet

Have you done it? Any tips? I will have a 50, a 90, and a 21, and I will be backstage.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-23-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,441
Posted By LCSmith
I agree. For awhile I used the 1,5/50 as a...

I agree. For awhile I used the 1,5/50 as a permanent 50 on my M2. Aspects of the lens that drew my attention were its relatively diminutive size and weight and its speed. In the end the lens seemed...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,733
Posted By LCSmith
Yes, thank you. This is the spirit of the...

Yes, thank you. This is the spirit of the proposition.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,733
Posted By LCSmith
We are only dreaming, friend. Maybe the dream has...

We are only dreaming, friend. Maybe the dream has more to do with the collector than the school. Maybe the collector has the chance to be a legend, when before the collector was only a collector....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,733
Posted By LCSmith
If what you say is true, that virtuosic RF...

If what you say is true, that virtuosic RF photography is mere "exposure and focusing" then virtuosic musicianship is mere "notes and strings".
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,733
Posted By LCSmith
I think maybe you are all missing my point -- no...

I think maybe you are all missing my point -- no doubt because I am particularly poor communicator.

Let's be honest. There's nothing cool about collecting. I mean, it is cool for the collector (sort...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,733
Posted By LCSmith
I see you have misidentified me as some crochetty...

I see you have misidentified me as some crochetty old bigotted maniac mired in the miasmal mist of greed or worse. No, it is only a dream we are discussing, friend. It is not a real thing. Imagine...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,733
Posted By LCSmith
Yes yes yes. Thank you, Phil. Agreed on all...

Yes yes yes. Thank you, Phil. Agreed on all counts.

But let's just suppose that this would be a rangefinder school. Not because rangefinders are better (any more than violins are better than violas,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,733
Posted By LCSmith
Yes, yes. All very true. But let's say it's a...

Yes, yes. All very true.

But let's say it's a collector who is a particularly poor photographer. Let's also say (we are dreaming) that the collector is also an emotionally secure and self-aware...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,733
Posted By LCSmith
To be sure. But we are dreaming here, David.

To be sure.

But we are dreaming here, David.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,733
Posted By LCSmith
Unfortunately art departments at universities...

Unfortunately art departments at universities often can be very unserious operations run by unscrupulous and unsound acumens.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,733
Posted By LCSmith
Quite right. It makes for a beautiful fiction,...

Quite right. It makes for a beautiful fiction, though, the thought of such a school under non-elitist terms, children otherwise unable to have access to such instruments being taught by masters (a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,733
Posted By LCSmith
The coolest thing a collector could do...

...would be to endow a school for Leica Rangefinder photography and supply the school with the collection of cameras and lenses. Let's dream a moment. Any other ideas for the school?

LC
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2,405
Posted By LCSmith
If that is the case, then so be it. Your taste is...

If that is the case, then so be it. Your taste is much more refined than mine. I have only heard of sterile photographers.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2,405
Posted By LCSmith
So you are the one with this opinion!

So you are the one with this opinion!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2,405
Posted By LCSmith
As Erik points out, the "handling" of the lens is...

As Erik points out, the "handling" of the lens is an important consideration. The ZM Sonnar 1,5/50 is also quite compact and light.

If you want something in chrome, I do not think you would be...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
Replies: 154
Views: 38,141
Posted By LCSmith
Like any American consumerist snob I was smitten...

Like any American consumerist snob I was smitten (and still am) with what Leica meant and means (though means largely because it meant). My favorite lens is still the Summicron Rigid V.2, but the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-07-2020
Replies: 240
Views: 7,899
Posted By LCSmith
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-07-2020
Replies: 3,347
Views: 579,303
Posted By LCSmith
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Midtown, afternoonish
01/04/2020

Leica M4
35/2.8 Summaron
HP5 D76 Yada Yada
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-07-2020
Replies: 240
Views: 7,899
Posted By LCSmith
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-06-2020
Replies: 3,347
Views: 579,303
Posted By LCSmith
A few from this past weekend. Manhattan Leica...

A few from this past weekend.

Manhattan
Leica M4
35/2.8 Summaron
HP5 pushed in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2020
Replies: 240
Views: 7,899
Posted By LCSmith
My niece embraces the early morning sun at the...

My niece embraces the early morning sun at the lake house.

Leica M4
50/3.5 Elmarit
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By LCSmith
Is that you, Tom Papa?

Is that you, Tom Papa?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-02-2020
Replies: 178
Views: 8,094
Posted By LCSmith
Dear friend, "I just can't use EVF,...

Dear friend,

"I just can't use EVF, screen."

Yes and we must decide whether the moment precedes the capture or whether the capture precedes the moment.

What a simple yet obviously overlooked...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2020
Replies: 106
Views: 4,229
Posted By LCSmith
Lynn -- I had no idea. How often we have no...

Lynn --

I had no idea. How often we have no idea. I am grateful you have this outlet to express your pain and to find sincere empathy from people who love you and your pictures. Maybe we can all be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2020
Replies: 106
Views: 4,229
Posted By LCSmith
Two bikes in front of a townhouse in Greenwich...

Two bikes in front of a townhouse in Greenwich Village. It's all about the light and the textures for me.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,687
Posted By LCSmith
Hmm. The camera may never have done anything for...

Hmm. The camera may never have done anything for you; but reason dictates that this particular fact has no bearing on what the camera itself deserves.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By LCSmith
Why Do You Use Your Camera?

Why do you use your camera?

It's funny.

I was thinking the other day about taking a picture of the stem of a fluted glass. The glass stem was thicker than usual and corralled the dim light from a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-15-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,606
Posted By LCSmith
There are few people alive anymore who can really...

There are few people alive anymore who can really tell the difference between two fast lenses from prints or negatives.

It is only a matter of physics. f/2 is f/2 is f/2. Light is light. Film is...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-14-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,173
Posted By LCSmith
I do not think the answer is obviously "yes"....

I do not think the answer is obviously "yes". Photography can be practiced with the same degree of simplicity using either digital or film, but each is its own kind of simplicity.

The utter lack of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,458
Posted By LCSmith
I was curious about the Ricoh GR III IQ and did a...

I was curious about the Ricoh GR III IQ and did a search some time ago. It's really difficult to get a sense of what the camera can do from images posted on the internet because so many of them are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-20-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,307
Posted By LCSmith
I mostly use a 50 and sometimes a 35 with my M4....

I mostly use a 50 and sometimes a 35 with my M4. The M3 gets the 90.

Many prefer the M3 for 50mm lenses. I do not. One of the advantages of the RF, for me, is the ability to see beyond the frame...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-12-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By LCSmith
I am always dumbfounded to see my gallery posts...

I am always dumbfounded to see my gallery posts given special attention. Didn't anyone see these?...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,272
Posted By LCSmith
Cameras for social posturing? Strange. A...

Cameras for social posturing? Strange. A perversion, by definition.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-30-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,032
Posted By LCSmith
If I remember correctly, Weston used the...

If I remember correctly, Weston used the extra-long exposure on the pepper photograph because he actually fashioned a special "pin-hole" kind of aperture for his camera in order to get the whole...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-30-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,926
Posted By LCSmith
The fact that it was Kubrick and he was 17 makes...

The fact that it was Kubrick and he was 17 makes the photographs special. But the photographs in and of themselves are not particularly remarkable. If I came across some old negatives and scanned...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,407
Posted By LCSmith
Yes, I agree completely. The less camera, the...

Yes, I agree completely. The less camera, the more "you"; the more "you", the more art (by definition).
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-29-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,926
Posted By LCSmith
I wonder whether I might be permitted to offer a...

I wonder whether I might be permitted to offer a dissenting opinion, without the objective of stepping on toes or taking away from SK's legacy as an artist. SK achieved more than any of us could hope...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,407
Posted By LCSmith
This, and the "first 10,000" quote of HCB, touch...

This, and the "first 10,000" quote of HCB, touch the reality. Cameras are menacingly deceptive in their simplicity of operation -- deceptive in the sense that making a good photograph seems, prima...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,407
Posted By LCSmith
As someone who has very little regard for his own...

As someone who has very little regard for his own work and who often asks the same question Tim asks, I enjoyed reading this thoughtful and reflective response. Thanks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3,523
Posted By LCSmith
This is absolutely true. It just takes practice....

This is absolutely true. It just takes practice. Counterintuitive as it may seem, after a little practice you will find that you become more accurate than an in camera meter in discerning correct...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-25-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By LCSmith
I am incredulous that anyone notices my trifles!...

I am incredulous that anyone notices my trifles! Thank you!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By LCSmith
Mlehrman -- I am always interested to see what...

Mlehrman -- I am always interested to see what Mlehrman sees. He makes photographs I would never think of making and I learn from his eye. For instance, this photograph reminds me that light can also...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,155
Posted By LCSmith
What lovely stupid nonsense. I suppose we must...

What lovely stupid nonsense. I suppose we must dream what we dream and when we wake we find that what we dreamt is merely prevarication. And thatís the very painful thing of life, the infinite chasm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,239
Posted By LCSmith
They never did. Thatís the point.

They never did. Thatís the point.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,239
Posted By LCSmith
Bokeh is a bourgeois concept.

Bokeh is a bourgeois concept.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-06-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By LCSmith
Thanks so much, folks. Much appreciated.

Thanks so much, folks. Much appreciated.
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-27-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,543
Posted By LCSmith
Chris -- have you ever considered that you may...

Chris -- have you ever considered that you may well be the Atget of Indiana?
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-27-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,543
Posted By LCSmith
A descriptive sentiment for the photographic...

A descriptive sentiment for the photographic truth, which is that every frame describes a moment that disappears completely.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By LCSmith
What a good death. Shutter rat-a-tat-tat. Chaos....

What a good death. Shutter rat-a-tat-tat. Chaos. Flames. Silence. No whimper.

You could not put me close enough.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-21-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3,642
Posted By LCSmith
I use my Rolleiflex for street photography. Most...

I use my Rolleiflex for street photography. Most people do not have any idea what it is, let alone how it works, which makes capturing candids infinitely more effortless than when using a "normal...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-16-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,799
Posted By LCSmith
Yes! Lol! Ted Striker is a hysterical character....

Yes! Lol! Ted Striker is a hysterical character. Like the Debbie Downer of the photography industry. Truly a committed pessimist. I love it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,338
Posted By LCSmith
I have been thinking about my absolutist and dim...

I have been thinking about my absolutist and dim statements about the worth of one's photography, and I think yours is a saner philosophy of artistic practice.

I recently finished The Stranger by...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By LCSmith
MLehrman https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgall...

MLehrman

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3187/U3187I1557674913.SEQ.0.jpg

James

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38373/U38373I1557615998.SEQ.1.jpg

https://www...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,338
Posted By LCSmith
It is only truth, my friend. Consider Marcus...

It is only truth, my friend. Consider Marcus Aurelius.

The time is at hand when you will have forgotten everything; and the time is at hand when all will have forgotten you. Always reflect that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,203
Posted By LCSmith
Digital Leica rangefinders. I have owned an M9...

Digital Leica rangefinders. I have owned an M9 and MP. Clunky things. Maybe the M10 is better, but I don’t have any interest. It’s funny. I stopped in Adorama today on 18th st. to check out their...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,338
Posted By LCSmith
Well, I suppose I say it because I sense it is...

Well, I suppose I say it because I sense it is probably true. Family pictures are one thing, but all the rest of it is self-indulgent dilettantism. I mean, donít get me wrong, I like making pictures...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,338
Posted By LCSmith
No one will care about the pictures we make when...

No one will care about the pictures we make when we die. Which means no one really cares about the pictures we make now.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,338
Posted By LCSmith
I keep all family pictures. I delete or throw...

I keep all family pictures.

I delete or throw away all of my other work after I fully analyze it and understand what was wrong with it. This keeps me from pretending a picture was good when it...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 808
Posted By LCSmith
Thanks for the notice, Toreno and Mcary! I...

Thanks for the notice, Toreno and Mcary! I appreciate it.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-08-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 808
Posted By LCSmith
Many thanks to J.Scooter for taking the onus upon...

Many thanks to J.Scooter for taking the onus upon himself to initiate this thread each week. There is such a large number of talented photographers who post in the gallery. Here are a few of their...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-05-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,307
Posted By LCSmith
I do not see any provocation on his part. Clearly...

I do not see any provocation on his part. Clearly he thinks there is an issue with the lens. I am not sure I disagree. Mocking his opinion is mean spirited and puerile.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-05-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,307
Posted By LCSmith
Why has this thread incited such derision? I...

Why has this thread incited such derision? I think you are all being a little hard on Bushwick.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,307
Posted By LCSmith
Agree to disagree!

Agree to disagree!
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,307
Posted By LCSmith
Shawn, I am talking about the horizontal lines,...

Shawn, I am talking about the horizontal lines, not the verticals. Sorry, I should have been more clear. The "railing", as it were, of the subway grate. It curves in just slightly, along with the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,307
Posted By LCSmith
I am not an expert on lens design or on Fuji...

I am not an expert on lens design or on Fuji lenses. So, for all I know, you may be right.

What I do know is that tilting the camera does not cause undulating lines, like those green subway rails....
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,307
Posted By LCSmith
It's not about the converging parallels. The lens...

It's not about the converging parallels. The lens distortion is obvious in the first picture. The green subway railings look like they were bent by superman. That's lens distortion.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,307
Posted By LCSmith
I see the distortion. My understanding, which may...

I see the distortion. My understanding, which may be flawed, is that makers of these kinds of lenses do not worry much about distortion since it is usually corrected by the camera software or in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 12,041
Posted By LCSmith
The answer to the question is different for...

The answer to the question is different for everyone.

This is my experience. Strange to say, the more gear I have the less interesting my pictures. The reason for this, I think, is that I tend to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-03-2019
Replies: 692
Views: 22,761
Posted By LCSmith
M3, Rigid Summicron, Tri-X 400, D-76 1:1

M3, Rigid Summicron, Tri-X 400, D-76 1:1
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-02-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,024
Posted By LCSmith
Thanks for the mention, BT!

Thanks for the mention, BT!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 3,086
Posted By LCSmith
The first picture (the digital) is also better...

The first picture (the digital) is also better composed -- much better, actually, with the vertical element happening on the righthand vetical third. The film "version" is framed slightly too far to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 3,086
Posted By LCSmith
What this comparison confesses more clearly than...

What this comparison confesses more clearly than words is that a digital camera can make a bad photograph look not-so-bad, and that the film does not lie about the light and how one has decided to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 3,086
Posted By LCSmith
I suspect the reasons why we individually choose...

I suspect the reasons why we individually choose photographic mediums depend largely on the reasons why we individually make photographs.

The so-called debate about film and digital mediums in...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-13-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By LCSmith
Many good photographs to choose from last week....

Many good photographs to choose from last week. My favorites are, in no particular order:

Mlehrman

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3187/U3187I1551942112.SEQ.0.jpg

Guy...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-11-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By LCSmith
Ah yes, thank you both for your responses. I...

Ah yes, thank you both for your responses. I agree that it may be an agitation issue.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By LCSmith
Negative Streaks

I wonder whether I might solicit opinion from the pool of expertise. Behold a crop of a rather unremarkable photograph of two remarkably cheerful folk strolling Greenwich Village on a halcyon...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By LCSmith
Thank you for the kind words and encouragement,...

Thank you for the kind words and encouragement, Tony.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By LCSmith
Lynn https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/...

Lynn

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/U27021I1551505851.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-04-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 13,688
Posted By LCSmith
Most of the people who buy these cameras do so...

Most of the people who buy these cameras do so after reading reviewers who tell them that better and newer features equate to a better and newer camera which equates to the buyer being a better and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 58,953
Posted By LCSmith
Erik, I agree completely. I actually prefer...

Erik, I agree completely. I actually prefer framing with the SBOOI than with the frame lines in my M3 viewfinder. The SBOOI is a phenomenal (pun intended!) piece of kit.

Life looks brighter through...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-28-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By LCSmith
This is exactly how it happens on my lens.

This is exactly how it happens on my lens.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-28-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By LCSmith
Summicron 11818 (Rigid) focus quirk

I recently picked up another chrome Summicron Rigid (11818). The seller described it as having been CLA'd by DAG. It's a lovely example, near mint, no scratches, and focus is buttery smooth -- 99.9...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-28-2019
Replies: 162
Views: 11,075
Posted By LCSmith
Beautiful camera and photograph, Nick! I used an...

Beautiful camera and photograph, Nick! I used an MX once with the 50 1.4. Handy little street camera. The shutter on the one I used was quite loud, though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,462
Posted By LCSmith
No one is forcing anyone, friend; although it is...

No one is forcing anyone, friend; although it is certainly interesting, the abilities of sensors these days not just to write light but to create light, in a way. There may be a few small minded...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,462
Posted By LCSmith
Yes, I take your point. That is the general...

Yes, I take your point. That is the general meaning; but notice how cleverly the language has evolved. If we may speak of images, we may also speak of image quality -- and it is only a very small...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,462
Posted By LCSmith
This quote interests me for a number of reasons....

This quote interests me for a number of reasons. Let's get the obvious out of the way -- Mr. Huff's comment sounds like an advertising pitch. You too can take professional quality images!

In a way,...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-26-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 23,051
Posted By LCSmith
Obviously I was speaking in generalizations. It...

Obviously I was speaking in generalizations. It just seems strange to me to worry about autofocus on a 28 2.8 fixed lens camera. Of course, none of my cameras or lenses (except for my phone) has...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-26-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 23,051
Posted By LCSmith
Right, which is when you would set the focus at...

Right, which is when you would set the focus at that distance.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-26-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,823
Posted By LCSmith
Sometimes you do not have time to meter. As to...

Sometimes you do not have time to meter.

As to the original post, just do not be afraid to fail. You will be fine.
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-26-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 23,051
Posted By LCSmith
I am not sure I understand what you mean. The GR...

I am not sure I understand what you mean. The GR has an 18mm (28mm equiv) lens on a cropped sensor. When are you going to be using autofocus? Everything is already in focus. You set it and forget it.
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-26-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 23,051
Posted By LCSmith
I thought this was funny: "I found the Ricoh GR...

I thought this was funny:

"I found the Ricoh GR III to struggle with candid street photography at times. This struggle has nothing to do with the physical act of taking a photo–instead, the Ricoh GR...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,663
Posted By LCSmith
Odd that someone confident in his position would...

Odd that someone confident in his position would become defensive. I have nothing to add. I hope you enjoy whatever decision you make. I have owned digital Leicas (though not the MM) and Sony A7R2....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,323
Posted By LCSmith
Hmm. I cannot endorse this view. History is...

Hmm. I cannot endorse this view. History is destined to repeat itself.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,663
Posted By LCSmith
Is this a serious question? I cannot think of two...

Is this a serious question? I cannot think of two digital cameras which are more different than a Sony Alpha and a Leica Monochrome. The similarities are that they are full-frame and mirrorless. That...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-20-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 770
Posted By LCSmith
Thank you, James and Tony! I am very grateful for...

Thank you, James and Tony! I am very grateful for the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 58,953
Posted By LCSmith
I like them both equally. I have owned and used...

I like them both equally.

I have owned and used a Leica II, and now a Leica IIIf RD ST. Since I mostly shoot black and white film and process it and scan it myself, the glass available for screw...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,412
Posted By LCSmith
I might bite. Do Leica service the cameras? It...

I might bite. Do Leica service the cameras? It would pay off in the long run not to have to gamble anymore on 50+ year old cameras and dubious "CLA's".
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-18-2019
Replies: 2,167
Views: 616,814
Posted By LCSmith
I rather like it. With the SBOOI is quite a...

I rather like it. With the SBOOI is quite a pleasure to shoot, and I really lucked out with the 'Cron. Very clean and sharp. Entirely usable for anything. Not exactly pocketable, though, so not in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-18-2019
Replies: 2,167
Views: 616,814
Posted By LCSmith
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7849/40172281663_6f...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7849/40172281663_6f972b2806_b.jpg

This is my IIIF RD ST with collapsible Summicron. Both the body and lens were born in 1955.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,240
Posted By LCSmith
For many artists the tools they use matter and...

For many artists the tools they use matter and have value for their work which is highly personal and unquantifiable. Some people just "connect" with certain tools. I am not saying that collectors do...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-13-2019
Replies: 159
Views: 31,141
Posted By LCSmith
Street photography is really the only kind of...

Street photography is really the only kind of photography I do. I am in New York and Philadelphia each once a week just to do street photography.

I have used just about every type of camera listed...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-12-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 814
Posted By LCSmith
Many thanks for the mentions. I am grateful for...

Many thanks for the mentions. I am grateful for the encouragement.

Mlehrman

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3187/U3187I1549859890.SEQ.0.jpg

Robert Hill...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-11-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,688
Posted By LCSmith
It doesn't really bother me, these special...

It doesn't really bother me, these special edition pieces. Some investment banker will buy one for his wife for Valentine's Day and who knows, maybe it will save their marriage.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By LCSmith
SGVOO vs. SOOUT: Opinions?

I am looking to pick up a 90mm screw mount lens, probably an Elmar, for my IIIF, which means I need a 90mm finder. I see the two main contenders are SGVOO and SOOUT, and I would be interested to know...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-10-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 7,492
Posted By LCSmith
What a great story of a camera find and recovery.

What a great story of a camera find and recovery.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,523
Posted By LCSmith
Interesting idea. Thanks, Cal.

Interesting idea. Thanks, Cal.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,523
Posted By LCSmith
Good advice. Thank you.

Good advice. Thank you.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,523
Posted By LCSmith
I also have a kind of phobia about optical view...

I also have a kind of phobia about optical view finders that attach to the hotshoe. I was shooting street in Philadelphia and my SBKOO slipped out and landed on the cold hard pavement of that dirty...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,523
Posted By LCSmith
Holy guacamole, that's a big a$$ viewfinder on...

Holy guacamole, that's a big a$$ viewfinder on the screw mount.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2019
Replies: 362
Views: 119,057
Posted By LCSmith
I learned my lesson buying Zeiss and Voigtlander...

I learned my lesson buying Zeiss and Voigtlander lenses. I quickly realized I didn't like how they rendered or especially the ergonomics. Then I sold them and really felt the weight of my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,523
Posted By LCSmith
I have my eyes on a 35 3.5 Summaron and I am...

I have my eyes on a 35 3.5 Summaron and I am thinking of getting a SBLOO, but it just seems so ridiculous that the accessory finder costs almost as much or even as much as a Leica Screw Mount camera!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,478
Posted By LCSmith
Not nearly as much as I should. I usually only...

Not nearly as much as I should. I usually only buy when I run out, or I am about to run out. That's just how I roll (pun intended).
Forum: RFF Polls 02-07-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,962
Posted By LCSmith
I believe the question was raised more out of...

I believe the question was raised more out of curiosity than a desire to know whether a correct method existed.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-06-2019
Replies: 1,141
Views: 214,815
Posted By LCSmith
Erik, your sense of tone is exquisite and...

Erik, your sense of tone is exquisite and consistent. Low contrast, but somehow far from flat. Like a smooth, gentle voice. We are fortunate to experience your work, even if by pixels.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,323
Posted By LCSmith
Also, that the 50mm Summicron is the only lens I...

Also, that the 50mm Summicron is the only lens I need to do what I do.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,323
Posted By LCSmith
Opportunities happen through relationships. The...

Opportunities happen through relationships.

The most successful people in whatever field prioritize making and maintaining good relationships.

I'm still in my thirties so I guess I have time to...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-06-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,962
Posted By LCSmith
When I am composing vertically, I hold the camera...

When I am composing vertically, I hold the camera clockwise, I suppose, but I hold the camera with my right hand only and press the shutter release with my thumb. Because of the weight and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-15-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,248
Posted By LCSmith
Bill, Why do you ask the question? LC

Bill,

Why do you ask the question?

LC
Forum: RFF Polls 07-15-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,412
Posted By LCSmith
It's a cliche we've all heard, but I think it's...

It's a cliche we've all heard, but I think it's well-said. The digital media are ephemeral by nature and design. They are only pixels and numbers, the choreographed vomit of electricity. There's...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-15-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,412
Posted By LCSmith
Digital files are fleeting and frail. Prints will...

Digital files are fleeting and frail. Prints will last hundreds of years. I think a sense of impermanence and permanence, respectively, can affect and has affected how and why people make...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-14-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,412
Posted By LCSmith
wow! RFF is a lot older than I thought!

wow! RFF is a lot older than I thought!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 11,268
Posted By LCSmith
Nick, All joking aside -- if, as you say, it is...

Nick,

All joking aside -- if, as you say, it is your desire to become a better photographer and not simply to own all the equipment you might need for every possible situation in the most...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 11,268
Posted By LCSmith
The DSLR-man is a considerate consumer. He weighs...

The DSLR-man is a considerate consumer. He weighs his gear options conscientiously in the clean, efficient space of his web-browser. For DSLR-man buying gear is like a game of Tetris. He very much...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 11,268
Posted By LCSmith
Yes. Always.

Yes. Always.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 11,268
Posted By LCSmith
This. Iíve been traveling the past couple weeks...

This.

Iíve been traveling the past couple weeks and Iíve seen not a few DSLR-men. Theyíre often wearing basketball shorts and some kind of performance T-shirt and sports sunglasses. They are aiming...
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