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Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,231
Posted By Oscuro
Darling, My deepest condolences. One never gets...

Darling,
My deepest condolences. One never gets over a loss like yours -- one merely adjusts. We have buried so many.

The camera, the process, the form, -- they do not matter. What is in the picture...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,393
Posted By Oscuro
Darling, Giganova is right, of course. For...

Darling,
Giganova is right, of course. For instance, look at David Harvey (och, what a beautiful man...): one lens. 35mm in 135. Yes, I know. He also uses a D800 with a 50. But the point is that you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,786
Posted By Oscuro
Cher, Why would you put your camera in a...

Cher,


Why would you put your camera in a pocket?


Ciao,
Mme. Oscuro
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,251
Posted By Oscuro
That's alright, John! I've had worse! At least if...

That's alright, John! I've had worse! At least if my eyes are open, I know who's doing the poking.

Mme. Oh-oh!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,251
Posted By Oscuro
Yes! Both my husband and I abandoned Leica...

Yes! Both my husband and I abandoned Leica because of reliability issues in the digital issue. But price? No, top line Nikon or Canon is the same price. Nearly. Leica is highest but really this is...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-19-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,251
Posted By Oscuro
Also for the Fuji use the Apple SD card dongle....

Also for the Fuji use the Apple SD card dongle. Very fast.
Kisses to all,
Mme. O
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-19-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,251
Posted By Oscuro
Darling, I used WiFi CF cards for a while but too...

Darling,
I used WiFi CF cards for a while but too slow. So now I and my husband we use Apple camera connect dongle and USB cable to D3. Yes it is wire but very fast!
Ciao,
Mme. O
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-19-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,251
Posted By Oscuro
Darling Phil, No no no, Caro. The Nikon dongle is...

Darling Phil,
No no no, Caro. The Nikon dongle is useless. Simply useless. Use the Apple dongle and transfer using the USB cable! Very fast!!
Ciao bello
Mme. O
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-18-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,251
Posted By Oscuro
Darlings, I am a working journo-woman and I using...

Darlings,
I am a working journo-woman and I using my phone as the light table. I shoot Fuji X100F and Nikon D3. I before took laptop computer, then iPad, and now just Fuji, Nikon, and iPhone plus...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-11-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,010
Posted By Oscuro
Caro, The Fuji X100F gives a very functional 35...

Caro,

The Fuji X100F gives a very functional 35 - 50 - 75 with the flick of a switch. My husband stolen my X100 and giving me back X100F. Superb! I use it with the 28 converter. The switch gives me...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-07-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By Oscuro
You are very most welcome! I have seen the Gordy...

You are very most welcome! I have seen the Gordy strap, but somehow, I cannot!

I stay with the Upstrap. Not as good around the wrist as I think Mr. Gordy would be because of the rubber, but I do...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-30-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By Oscuro
Darling, Don't use a bag. Please. Just hang it...

Darling,

Don't use a bag. Please. Just hang it over your shoulder or keep it in your hand. If you put it in a bag, it is one more obstruction between you and a photograph. I promise. If you don't...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-28-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 4,229
Posted By Oscuro
Darlings, UpStrap. You can find them here:...

Darlings,

UpStrap. You can find them here: http://www.upstrap-pro.com/
As good as the Domke, John. and even better shoulder grip...

Ciao!
Mme O
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-24-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,927
Posted By Oscuro
Dear Bill, On the mighty D3, I still use a...

Dear Bill,
On the mighty D3, I still use a 105/2.5 I only use it for "lovely women" and, yes, lovely men also.

Affettuosamente tuo,
Mme. O
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-16-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,216
Posted By Oscuro
Dear JSRocket An interesting observation from...

Dear JSRocket
An interesting observation from friend. Photographs are like coin tosses. Not in the sense of luck. Not at all.

Rather, in the sense that any photograph has no bearing on any other...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-14-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,216
Posted By Oscuro
Dear Bill, I see a lot of non-thinking photos...

Dear Bill,
I see a lot of non-thinking photos taken. With everything from view cameras to cellphones.

But....
But....
But....
I see a lot of people taking picture and looking at phone and saying,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-07-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,664
Posted By Oscuro
Dear Bill, I was looking at some prints off of...

Dear Bill,
I was looking at some prints off of the Epson 7890 - 240 dpi shot with the Nikon D1. Just fine. D3. Just fine. X100/s/t/f fine, fine, fine.

But YES!!!! Si!!! Si!!!! I want a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,535
Posted By Oscuro
Two things, Darlings, 1. Bravo, Steve M....

Two things, Darlings,

1. Bravo, Steve M. Bravo!
2. I wish Nikon would hire from Apple the person who designs the JPG engine for the iPhone.

Ciao!
S
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,585
Posted By Oscuro
Darlings, I miss my Leicas. But I don't miss...

Darlings,
I miss my Leicas. But I don't miss film. Not one bit. And many a poor woman has "paid twice" getting to where they should be. The M6, especially the TTL, is a very good camera. Any Leica is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,714
Posted By Oscuro
mmm great photo, KoFe!

mmm great photo, KoFe!
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-31-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By Oscuro
och darlings, The Fuji things are really good....

och darlings,
The Fuji things are really good. Stunning image quality, if you care a thing about that. I'm a petite woman with bird-bones and I can fit the X100(s-t-f) in a purse, pocket, my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By Oscuro
Darlings, For a while, when I was assigned the...

Darlings,

For a while, when I was assigned the magistrate office, I used nothing but an X100 and a wifi SD card that sent all pictures to my iphone.

I don't remember the name of the SD card. It...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-12-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,118
Posted By Oscuro
Dear Bill, We use a lot of different things but...

Dear Bill,
We use a lot of different things but mostly I've used D3 and X100(s/f).

More and more I use the X100F (I am a petite woman of a certain age and I no longer can carry two big Nikon bodies...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-12-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 3,626
Posted By Oscuro
Dears, A darling friend of my husband's is a...

Dears,

A darling friend of my husband's is a retired rescue pilot. He does not own a wristwatch. But you are a pilot! He says there were no less than 5 timepieces in the machine. But away from...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2018
Replies: 86
Views: 4,419
Posted By Oscuro
Madame, This made me crying a little. I am...

Madame,

This made me crying a little. I am reminded of a story about Hemingway. He says to friend in bar that he can tell a story in six words. His friend bets against that. Hemingway: "For sale....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-29-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 3,426
Posted By Oscuro
Oy vey! Go look at Jim Nachtwey's big prints....

Oy vey!
Go look at Jim Nachtwey's big prints. Sharp schmarp! Editor to me: "Madam, if it not working at 10x15cm it's still not working big. Cartier-Bresson looked at contact sheets upside down. Your...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2018
Replies: 86
Views: 4,419
Posted By Oscuro
Darlings, As my husband says very much, "It has...

Darlings,
As my husband says very much, "It has only ever been, and always will be, about the people involved. You may interpret that any way you wish."

"Trolls should maybe wash their ears before...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-15-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 5,571
Posted By Oscuro
Darlings, How is it like my granddaughter says?...

Darlings,
How is it like my granddaughter says? "What Chris said."


Warmest to all,
Mme. O
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-13-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 29,485
Posted By Oscuro
Dearests, My husband did a little extra work and...

Dearests,
My husband did a little extra work and told me I was a bad girl and shall to be punished! Well. We are both "of certain age" I think you say. This morning I lug my suitcase and camera bag...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 01-27-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,136
Posted By Oscuro
Hello, darling! My husband and I fought over some...

Hello, darling! My husband and I fought over some M6s a millennia since and he loved for a pause the M9. We use other things now but we are happy that you are here.

Kisses,

Mme. Oscuro
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2017
Replies: 212
Views: 9,336
Posted By Oscuro
Darlings, Perhaps our American friend's view...

Darlings,
Perhaps our American friend's view provides facet additional...

"Art, or what we call that," he continues, "you can love it and appreciate it, but you can't really talk about it. Doesn't...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-24-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,718
Posted By Oscuro
Darlings, This is my favorite section of the...

Darlings,
This is my favorite section of the piece:

PR: "Like Irving Penn, you are an artist. Do you value your non-photographic work on par with your photography? "
DB: "I don’t separate it out....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 4,474
Posted By Oscuro
Dear Bill, I would take it one step further:...

Dear Bill,
I would take it one step further: Think painting - shoot digital.
Please, I understand your imparted value in the slower "tech-check" when working with film - an implication missed by...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2017
Replies: 828
Views: 86,369
Posted By Oscuro
Compare the prices for the top-drawer Nikon or...

Compare the prices for the top-drawer Nikon or Canon cameras. You will find the same pricing. It is only the user preference. You get what you pay for. Cliché but also truism,...
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-19-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,597
Posted By Oscuro
Darlings, Only rarely will the "resolution loss"...

Darlings,
Only rarely will the "resolution loss" be a factor to disappoint you. Yes, it can be seen if there are A and B versions of the exactly same subject to compare. It simply isn't an issue if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,673
Posted By Oscuro
Oh my. Sell everything except the X100s, dear....

Oh my.
Sell everything except the X100s, dear. You won't regret it. My wonderful husband lugs around two D3s but until last year sometime. He is now "all-Fuji, all-time!" But he works less...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2016
Replies: 131
Views: 10,278
Posted By Oscuro
Oh my! I must to say that the M6 was the most...

Oh my!
I must to say that the M6 was the most fun except that film was never fun. Film resembled taking along your boyfriends sister as escort on romantic outings. But the camera, superb. Now fun is...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-30-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,362
Posted By Oscuro
Dear Bill, For a while we scanned 8x10 prints on...

Dear Bill,
For a while we scanned 8x10 prints on a flatbed and then gave up after going completely digital. We never tried to scan negatives. My husband has more patience than I do. But I am Italian...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-03-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,833
Posted By Oscuro
Rollaboard with the gear and changing of...

Rollaboard with the gear and changing of undergarments. Toothpaste and deodorant (in travel-sizing, of course!).

Grazie,

Mme. O.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-25-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 6,792
Posted By Oscuro
Oh, well done! And, very droll. I think some of ...

Oh, well done! And, very droll. I think some of my american relatives might say, "Bazinga!" Grazie, Mme. O.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-23-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 6,792
Posted By Oscuro
Search the Google for Lee Friedlander. Lots of...

Search the Google for Lee Friedlander. Lots of "walking away". Beautiful work. Stellar work. Passion!!

I know, I know, not what was meant, Signor Mattock!

Ciao
Mme. O.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-23-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 6,792
Posted By Oscuro
Now that's on the right track! Grazie, Mme. O.

Now that's on the right track!
Grazie,
Mme. O.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,592
Posted By Oscuro
Don't worry about which is better in low light -...

Don't worry about which is better in low light - they are all more than good enough.
The advantage of the X100T is silence, a fast lens, a classical control set, versatile field of view, and it is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4,130
Posted By Oscuro
Dear David, My wife and I send you best wishes...

Dear David,
My wife and I send you best wishes for you and your wife. There is nothing more important than each other.
Monsieur et Mme. O.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,592
Posted By Oscuro
Caro Tim, Fuji. X100T. Cordially, Mme. O.

Caro Tim,

Fuji. X100T.

Cordially,
Mme. O.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-23-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 6,792
Posted By Oscuro
Caro Mr. Mattock, Or indeed other people's...

Caro Mr. Mattock,

Or indeed other people's "made-up" rules for the lives of others.
I make photographs. It is what I and my husband do. We shall continue, until we are dead or cannot see to frame...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4,130
Posted By Oscuro
di preciso!

di preciso!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 6,792
Posted By Oscuro
Perhaps I misunderstood. English is not my first...

Perhaps I misunderstood. English is not my first language. I apologize then.
However, as to the tele, you'd better ask Jay Maisel or René Burri. Maisel's book on the aftermath of 9-11, along with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 6,792
Posted By Oscuro
He most certainly did not. It was the other...

He most certainly did not.
It was the other gentleman who suggested that telephoto lenses were "for losers" - the respondent said, essentially, keep an open mind.

Cordialemente,
Mme. O.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4,130
Posted By Oscuro
An editor that we both worked for in the '80s...

An editor that we both worked for in the '80s often remarked, "boring people get bored".

Cordialmente,
Mme. O.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 6,792
Posted By Oscuro
I would stress PUBLIC. And, I would also...

I would stress PUBLIC.

And, I would also suggest to you that a person's happiness is their own responsibility.

Your argument is easily inverted: if you don't like what might occur in public,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 6,792
Posted By Oscuro
My husband, a beautifully irritating Frenchman...

My husband, a beautifully irritating Frenchman and I, a loud Italian of a certain age, have been taking photos of people in public for almost a half of a century.

Only twice, once in Italy and...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-22-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By Oscuro
Caro Mr. Oregon, What a charming sensibility. I...

Caro Mr. Oregon,

What a charming sensibility. I think your spouse must love you very much with such equanimity as is yours.
I am Italian and my husband he is French. Though most of our colleagues...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-22-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By Oscuro
Mr. Mattock, Yes, to all of this. I am still...

Mr. Mattock,

Yes, to all of this. I am still working, sometime along with my husband, (he speak much better English than I) after more than forty years and from the 1970s.

All of this objections...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-02-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 25,614
Posted By Oscuro
Nikon F4s, my dears. Ridiculously well built. ...

Nikon F4s, my dears. Ridiculously well built. Weighs a tonne. Always works. From Orlando, in the land of the insane, Mme. O.

Edit. Terribly sorry! Misread the OP.
Nikon F2, then.

XOXO

O
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,383
Posted By Oscuro
This is something that I too have noticed. A...

This is something that I too have noticed. A dichotomy of sorts.

Mme. O and I were discussing it a few weeks ago.

Art-makers who are only that are viewed with distrust and sometimes derision and...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-29-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 8,339
Posted By Oscuro
I am an Italian-born photo-journo covering...

I am an Italian-born photo-journo covering current events particularly south-east Europe and the Levant.

My husband - he is French - did similar work but has mostly retirement in front of him. Now...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-28-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,399
Posted By Oscuro
Have a look at the cam on the camera side,...

Have a look at the cam on the camera side, dearie. There may be some interference or it's simply not rotating freely.

Good luck,

Mme O
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-28-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 8,339
Posted By Oscuro
Amen! John, this is completely tangential but I...

Amen!
John, this is completely tangential but I also shoot with an X100 and find that I need to carry at least six batteries for a day's work. What do you do to keep them close at hand? I've been...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-28-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 8,339
Posted By Oscuro
You and I both, dearie. Travel light and edit in...

You and I both, dearie.
Travel light and edit in the field. None of us is getting younger- I'm well past retirement age with no relief in sight. My husband (who just ditched his D3 bodies for...
Forum: Travel 02-28-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,201
Posted By Oscuro
Another HooToo Titan update: We're noticing...

Another HooToo Titan update:
We're noticing problems with batch transfer from iOS devices. This is normally not a problem - we edit a slide at a time and, deciding yes, it is transferred.
Also, 64...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-25-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,157
Posted By Oscuro
35 on the camera and 90 in your pocket, sweetie....

35 on the camera and 90 in your pocket, sweetie. You won't miss a thing.

Mme O
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-25-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 10,035
Posted By Oscuro
...contd: So sorry, FedEx arrived. To go on: as...

...contd:
So sorry, FedEx arrived.

To go on: as far as the resolution went, because the display prints were 10:8 and the little book was half-plate - of sorts with border and caption so no real...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,306
Posted By Oscuro
Yes, but little is known about Mme M. This,...

Yes, but little is known about Mme M.

This, from Wikipedia: "In the 1930 census, the head of the household was listed as Jeanne Bertrand, a successful photographer who knew Gertrude Vanderbilt...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-25-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 10,035
Posted By Oscuro
A long time ago we were assigned some portraits...

A long time ago we were assigned some portraits of delegates to a convention in London. We shot 5x4 in a reversal stock (I don't remember which). We had a time constraint: approximately 1 minute per...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-25-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,090
Posted By Oscuro
My gratitude to you, sir, for fanning the spark....

My gratitude to you, sir, for fanning the spark.

Ah luck. Would that we would be so aware as to recognize her grace!

I turn the keyboard back to Mme. O. - she is waiting for FedEx - I must turn to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,306
Posted By Oscuro
Not only sharpness, but details is bourgeois concept?

Photography and painting are simply two different means of producing a two dimensional representation of something that may have existed two or more dimensions.

Neither is by definition art or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,595
Posted By Oscuro
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160225/b0d3e7682...

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160225/b0d3e7682d0428bde3fde5ab13cf260b.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160225/1ca9457e9619b4abce816251c2d1d907.jpg
Too many dents to count.

Warmest,

Mme. O.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-18-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,090
Posted By Oscuro
Forgive me, as a non-native English speaker,...

Forgive me, as a non-native English speaker, perhaps I missed your nuance.

Whether one is a success as an artist, in aesthetic terms (truth, beauty), may only be finally determined by the artist. ...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,090
Posted By Oscuro
Remember that "communicate" is broadly applied....

Remember that "communicate" is broadly applied. It can run the gamut from documentation and, over the course of many photos, a journalistic narrative, to "simply" a feeling. With much in between....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,090
Posted By Oscuro
What is the essential difference?

Yes, to all the above except the last.

I
would respectfully suggest, for the artist, that would be the second best position.

et obscuratum est,

Monsieur O.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,090
Posted By Oscuro
Study art. Painting, history, economics....

Study art. Painting, history, economics.
Photography is just the means of expression. Like choosing oil paint versus stone.
This particular means of expression uses visual language to communicate....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-13-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,726
Posted By Oscuro
Reflex, RF & Mirrorless

Simply lovely to infer all the different ways people have of working with their cameras. After more than a half-century one still feels a beginner! Marvelous.

Everyone here calls hubby and me...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-10-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 10,035
Posted By Oscuro
Yes, sevo, and reduction gearing can only go to a...

Yes, sevo, and reduction gearing can only go to a near limit. Sigh.

That's why view cameras still exist and are used. But goamules turned a non-exclusive set into an exclusive one and that, dearie,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-10-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,797
Posted By Oscuro
Dear MCTuomey, Thank you! Hubby showed me this...

Dear MCTuomey,

Thank you!

Hubby showed me this thread. When we met, some forty years ago, I was a chemical blonde. There is an expression in my native tongue that roughly translates to the English...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-10-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 10,035
Posted By Oscuro
Dear goamules, There are numerous tilt and...

Dear goamules,

There are numerous tilt and shift solutions for all formats. Many can be purchased directly from Canon, Nikon, and the rest.

The gentleman with the 3D printer I referred to in my...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-10-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 10,035
Posted By Oscuro
This has been our experience also, Dave. Dear...

This has been our experience also, Dave.
Dear Henri put this to bed with his incredible work in miniature format.

It really depends on what you like. A fellow builds the odd thing for us and he...
Forum: Travel 02-10-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,201
Posted By Oscuro
Digital Travelers: How do you store your images while on the road?

Hootoo update.
Outstanding. The little HT-TM-05 Titan (after the FW upgrade) is stellar.
We're working "light" in the field these days.

Eye-fi cards back up to phone and the phone talks to the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-10-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 10,035
Posted By Oscuro
Darlings, I still have a 4x5. Its bellows stiff...

Darlings,

I still have a 4x5. Its bellows stiff and cracked, the movements recalcitrant. It was my first "real" camera after the pinhole juice cans with which my father taught me. Nearly 60 years...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By Oscuro
Your G2 kit looks like the perfect fit, dearie....

Your G2 kit looks like the perfect fit, dearie.

From a kitchen in the Levant,

Mme. O.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-06-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,649
Posted By Oscuro
I think Hubertus Bigend would be fascinated by...

I think Hubertus Bigend would be fascinated by this.

Kisses,

Mme. O.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-06-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,649
Posted By Oscuro
Apparently so...

Apparently so...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-06-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,649
Posted By Oscuro
Yes, I like the fact that they seemed to be...

Yes, I like the fact that they seemed to be trying for some aesthetic goal. Kept working it until they felt they had achieved something. Laudable effort, from the way that you describe it.

I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,726
Posted By Oscuro
Oh Bill. I think it might be a "sure, maybe,...

Oh Bill.

I think it might be a "sure, maybe, depends," answer.

I (and dear hubby too) shot rangefinders before going over to the dark side.

On the new mirrorless cameras, the magic of the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,558
Posted By Oscuro
(Laughter) Join the club, dearie. I suspect that...

(Laughter) Join the club, dearie. I suspect that most of us, unless there is a problem that becomes apparent, use this method. ❤️

Warmest,

Mme. O.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,558
Posted By Oscuro
Dear Bill, I'm printing this out and putting it...

Dear Bill,

I'm printing this out and putting it in my camera bag for those "why are you shooting that lens? The XYZ is so much better..." occasions.

At well past 60 I'm no Susan Sarandon but I...
Forum: Travel 01-31-2016
Replies: 137
Views: 14,856
Posted By Oscuro
A long time ago I worked for a very small paper....

A long time ago I worked for a very small paper. We used a pool kit that consisted of Olympus OM bodies and lenses.

Fabulous viewfinder. Absolutely wonderful. Massive.

Reliability was just short...
Forum: Travel 01-30-2016
Replies: 137
Views: 14,856
Posted By Oscuro
Join the club, dearie. Still, I stand by my...

Join the club, dearie.

Still, I stand by my advice: two outfits, max. And, make sure they mix-match. That way you have four combinations.

My husband used to keep a summer-weight suit in the...
Forum: Travel 01-29-2016
Replies: 137
Views: 14,856
Posted By Oscuro
This aesthetic is right on the money. We...

This aesthetic is right on the money.

We regularly go to work for five to six months at a time. On the road. Hotels, BnBs, Hostels, outposts, bases...

One change of clothes.

Nothing that...
Forum: Travel 01-29-2016
Replies: 137
Views: 14,856
Posted By Oscuro
All sounds good but I'd bring clothes that you...

All sounds good but I'd bring clothes that you wear every day. Stuff that you've never worn before looks funny.
Forum: Travel 01-28-2016
Replies: 137
Views: 14,856
Posted By Oscuro
That's the way to go. The card keeps track of...

That's the way to go. The card keeps track of what's been transferred so depending on how much you shoot you can leave your originals on the card, I suppose.

The Nikon doesn't seem to care how...
Forum: Travel 01-28-2016
Replies: 137
Views: 14,856
Posted By Oscuro
Oh, and I should add, even with a card error...

Oh, and I should add, even with a card error message we were still able to download, shoot, etc. just could not playback on-camera. As long as you don't delete in-camera everything runs very smoothly.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-28-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,636
Posted By Oscuro
Perhaps an old Hassy chimney could be...

Perhaps an old Hassy chimney could be adapted...

Mme. O.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-28-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,636
Posted By Oscuro
Somebody's being bloody-minded...! Mme. O.

Somebody's being bloody-minded...!

Mme. O.
Forum: Travel 01-28-2016
Replies: 137
Views: 14,856
Posted By Oscuro
We have only had bad experiences with them...

We have only had bad experiences with them (orange mobi cards) when we selectively delete in-camera and then only with the Fuji (man-thing has a x100s and D700, I shoot D3 and old X100)....
Forum: Travel 01-27-2016
Replies: 137
Views: 14,856
Posted By Oscuro
Trius, seriously consider the eye-fi mobi cards....

Trius, seriously consider the eye-fi mobi cards. Wifi your Jpgs to the phone... Easy as pie.
Hubby and I swear by them.

Mme. O.
Forum: Travel 01-26-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,201
Posted By Oscuro
Yes. Hubby and I like to see our images to...

Yes.
Hubby and I like to see our images to "final storage" as soon as possible. Though we've never had a card failure,...yet.
Forum: Travel 01-26-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,201
Posted By Oscuro
We should get a US mailing address!

We should get a US mailing address!
Forum: Travel 01-26-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,201
Posted By Oscuro
This looks very interesting, Robert. We've been...

This looks very interesting, Robert. We've been using eye-fi cards for quite a while now and are rather happy with them. Up until recently we have been using cameras that have two card slots so back...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-25-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,636
Posted By Oscuro
Bill, Mme. O here. You and I have been doing...

Bill,
Mme. O here. You and I have been doing something similar for a long time: 4x5 to Leica to something else, etc.

Before zooms got so good, I did the three-bodies-28-50-90/105 dance. But as I...
Forum: Travel 01-25-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,201
Posted By Oscuro
On the basis of SuperUJ's micro-review, Mme. O...

On the basis of SuperUJ's micro-review, Mme. O has gone and bought the HooToo thingy and a USB 3.0 hub.

I'll let you know, darlings. This system has a lot going for it, at least on paper.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,083
Posted By Oscuro
Beaters, both. 103737 I've been using this...

Beaters, both. 103737 I've been using this pairing for a little over two years now and the D3 for nearly eight. They complement each other very well. The D3 gets a 20-35, a fifty, and a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,083
Posted By Oscuro
Here's mine slightly over 200,000 actuation and...

Here's mine slightly over 200,000 actuation and not a bump. You'll notice that the D3 and its little cousin both have aperture rings!! Oh and focusing rings as well....

103736
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,083
Posted By Oscuro
So, Range-rover, how are you liking the D3?

So, Range-rover, how are you liking the D3?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,083
Posted By Oscuro
You certainly don't. But Kent's post was civil,...

You certainly don't.

But Kent's post was civil, clear in thought, and on topic.

And, as a civility, as if we were in a room together, I engaged your discussion about film.

I've used film since...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,083
Posted By Oscuro
Fair enough, so why did you bring it up in a...

Fair enough, so why did you bring it up in a thread discussing the merits of one particular and very good example of a pro's workhorse digital camera?

This isn't a X vs Y model debate. This isn't a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-24-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,083
Posted By Oscuro
You'll forgive me, but I really think this is...

You'll forgive me, but I really think this is disingenuous. Many digital cameras have all the things you refer to - Leica, Fuji, for instance - and so the generalization doesn't hold.

As to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,797
Posted By Oscuro
Never, ever, discount the girl that is trying....

Never, ever, discount the girl that is trying. Have you ever listened to Robert Johnson?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 6,973
Posted By Oscuro
Ugh. The 21/4 is a really good lens. Superb and...

Ugh.

The 21/4 is a really good lens. Superb and a fraction of the cost of the Leitz offering.

Too bad about the 4-2 and the 35/2.5
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 6,973
Posted By Oscuro
Handled like a breadbox. Takes talent to drive...

Handled like a breadbox. Takes talent to drive one of those at 100 kph.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 6,973
Posted By Oscuro
Panasonic GX1. Loved the little GF1. HATE the...

Panasonic GX1. Loved the little GF1. HATE the GX1. Crappiest Jpgs I've ever seen. (I'd rather drink snot than work with RAW.)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,797
Posted By Oscuro
I think for some it might be a confusion of form...

I think for some it might be a confusion of form and content. Unless form becomes the content, in which case...

I gave up film (Kodachrome - shot very little black and white) for a couple of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 6,973
Posted By Oscuro
Try any of the smaller Epson Stylus Pro models....

Try any of the smaller Epson Stylus Pro models. With nearly no color management/calibration with our Macs, we very accurately produce on 7900 7890 and 3880 models. No regrets.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-23-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,083
Posted By Oscuro
Interesting. That's exactly why I switched to...

Interesting. That's exactly why I switched to digital.

Working, I typically went through between 500 and 1200 rolls a year. Lots of road work.

Digital was an amazing revelation to me. I shoot...
Forum: Travel 01-22-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,201
Posted By Oscuro
John, why won't the rav setup deal with CF cards?

John, why won't the rav setup deal with CF cards?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-22-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,753
Posted By Oscuro
I am soldiering on with my D3 and an X100....

I am soldiering on with my D3 and an X100.

However.

Our little group of madwomen and madmen have pre-ordered a pair of X-Pro 2s. I am a full member of that initiative so I suppose I'll find out...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-22-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,083
Posted By Oscuro
Well exactly. The only thing you have to...

Well exactly.

The only thing you have to contend with is changing film stock.
Salgado has some comments on what he perceives as the decreasing quality of the film he likes.

All of the Nikons,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-22-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 9,159
Posted By Oscuro
Sometimes it's just the time it takes to...

Sometimes it's just the time it takes to transition.

When we got rid of our D2 bodies (4 of them!!) and replaced them with D3s, all of us wanted the D2s back again!

The D3 is by far the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-22-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,723
Posted By Oscuro
Not nearly as much as the photographers...ah, the...

Not nearly as much as the photographers...ah, the h&ll with it....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-21-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 22,246
Posted By Oscuro
I think our first Nikon DSLR was 2.1 mp. We, and...

I think our first Nikon DSLR was 2.1 mp. We, and a lot of others were making 12x18" prints from those files with no problems.

By the time we got past 6mp the issue was a non-issue.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-20-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 22,246
Posted By Oscuro
BTW, We wound up getting very good results with...

BTW, We wound up getting very good results with the M9 DNG and Aperture of all things. Lovely camera. Just didn't fit.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-20-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 22,246
Posted By Oscuro
Yes. Absolutely.

Yes. Absolutely.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-20-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 22,246
Posted By Oscuro
Yeah, to each their own. Absolutely. That's why I...

Yeah, to each their own. Absolutely. That's why I ditched the GX1 after liking the GF1. Something went sideways between models. Nikon and Canon are very consistent with their JPG engine, so far as I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-20-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 22,246
Posted By Oscuro
@hepcat: "Unfortunately, no camera natively...

@hepcat: "Unfortunately, no camera natively "knows" what you want YOUR images to look like. I was one who never left my b&w negatives with a printer because I wanted the prints to look the way I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-20-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 22,246
Posted By Oscuro
Okay, I think we're talking about two different...

Okay, I think we're talking about two different things.

The AF focus patch can essentially be anywhere in the frame. I'm not taking about display overlays in the OVF - but I am talking about the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-18-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,875
Posted By Oscuro
With more detail from the working stiffs, one can...

With more detail from the working stiffs, one can see that the commercial relationship is nuanced. Access is not the same as spec but it can mean different things in different contexts.

Free is not...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-18-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,875
Posted By Oscuro
Yes, dark ages, I'm afraid.

Yes, dark ages, I'm afraid.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-18-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,875
Posted By Oscuro
X1,000,000

X1,000,000
Forum: Travel 01-18-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,201
Posted By Oscuro
Personal - Travel with only cameras, cards, and...

Personal - Travel with only cameras, cards, and phone.
Eye-fi cards transfer to iPhone 6+
Internal camera transfer of edits to second card.

Jobs -Travel requires laptop and G-Drive RAID. No...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-18-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,875
Posted By Oscuro
Some of these situations are acceptable...

Some of these situations are acceptable environments for "spec" work. But be careful - depending on the situation, doing this will earn you the ire of those who have fought for a decent wage.

Oh...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-17-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,875
Posted By Oscuro
Most of our work done for agencies is net-90 or...

Most of our work done for agencies is net-90 or some variation of the same. We are a collective so sometimes quid pro quo works rather than a fee.

However. We have noticed that in the community of...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 13,473
Posted By Oscuro
Ah. There you have it. Whack something ferrous...

Ah. There you have it. Whack something ferrous often enough with something else ferrous and, often as not, presto! It's magnetized. Inherently then, due to material, process, and er... Leicas are...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-15-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,769
Posted By Oscuro
Make a list of the printers whose work you like. ...

Make a list of the printers whose work you like. DONT BE SHY! Put down the names even if you think they wouldn't "deign to speak to mere mortals." Track them down (the ones that are still alive) and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-15-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 13,473
Posted By Oscuro
Sorry for the late reply - I was...uh, busy...

Sorry for the late reply - I was...uh, busy...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-14-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 13,473
Posted By Oscuro
I just painted my wife's toenails. 3mm horsehair...

I just painted my wife's toenails. 3mm horsehair brush. Cardinal red. Silver undercoat. Clear topcoat.

I was wearing Zegna. Was. She hasn't been wearing any clothes all day. Pretty productive - ...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-14-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 13,473
Posted By Oscuro
I think mattock might have meant "Brogue". In...

I think mattock might have meant "Brogue".
In wit's case, he might have been ironic. The wrenching fit.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-13-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 13,473
Posted By Oscuro
Well it's certainly a healthy dose of that. Same...

Well it's certainly a healthy dose of that. Same reason a lot of Fenders and Gibsons etc..... At the same time, it's a h&lluva good camera in a rangefinder. Until good reflex cameras came on the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-13-2016
Replies: 391
Views: 66,523
Posted By Oscuro
For me, they are just not the practical workhorse...

For me, they are just not the practical workhorse camera that a reflex is.

No zooms.

This from a guy who shot M alongside reflex all through the seventies and early eighties.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-13-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 15,847
Posted By Oscuro
@KM-25 Sorry for the delay. Things got very...

@KM-25

Sorry for the delay. Things got very busy.

Your remarks, and DAH's, reference something that was pounded into my head a long time ago, and has been borne out in personal experience: one is...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-12-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 4,656
Posted By Oscuro
Man, I feel for you. My friend, he's a pilot....

Man, I feel for you. My friend, he's a pilot. Medical every 6 months. He bombs forest fires with an airplane. Recently they did away with the mandatory retirement at 65 years. He's 62. Got an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,896
Posted By Oscuro
neither will my F-250 with the 9-1/2 foot snow...

neither will my F-250 with the 9-1/2 foot snow plow. Believe me, I've tried as hard as one can.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-12-2016
Replies: 828
Views: 86,369
Posted By Oscuro
Cmon guys, Everybody uses everything. ...

Cmon guys,

Everybody uses everything.

Anecdotal "evidence" doesn't equate to (all) photographers.

The prez of Magnum did a fine line of work with Olympus so-called point-and-shoot cameras....
Forum: Travel 01-11-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,292
Posted By Oscuro
Galen Rowell took one (!) F4s with him on a polar...

Galen Rowell took one (!) F4s with him on a polar trip. I wouldn't have the stones to do that. He laughed. Good guy. Died too young.

I run to the double back-up methodology myself. Went to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,896
Posted By Oscuro
Depends.... Good friend of mine lives by the...

Depends.... Good friend of mine lives by the motto: "put it on matrix and leave it there. Bracket the $h/t out of it too..." Both of us have found that we bracket less now with digital.

He's wildly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,311
Posted By Oscuro
Might have been fun finding out, though. The road...

Might have been fun finding out, though. The road not taken.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 7,328
Posted By Oscuro
I was caught up in Maya for a while. Then we got...

I was caught up in Maya for a while. Then we got a divorce.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-07-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 31,681
Posted By Oscuro
Cool. Thanks. I'll have to look at the OMD.

Cool. Thanks. I'll have to look at the OMD.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-07-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 31,681
Posted By Oscuro
Haha, indeed. Let me ask you, do you spend a lot...

Haha, indeed. Let me ask you, do you spend a lot of time on WB in post?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-06-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 31,681
Posted By Oscuro
Nice. Are those SOOC jpegs?

Nice. Are those SOOC jpegs?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-06-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 31,681
Posted By Oscuro
I love the responsiveness, the size, and the...

I love the responsiveness, the size, and the little lenses. That 14/2.5 is a beaut.
My biggest complaint is the jpg color rendition. Bear in mind my only experience is with the Panasonic line. Love...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-06-2016
Replies: 76
Views: 13,205
Posted By Oscuro
I am self illuminating and therefore have no need...

I am self illuminating and therefore have no need for time. It is day or night at my whim. The hours and such foolish increments of life are for mortals.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-06-2016
Replies: 76
Views: 13,205
Posted By Oscuro
Eaton road ranger?

Eaton road ranger?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-04-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 22,246
Posted By Oscuro
Richard, you're too kind. If you ever have a...

Richard, you're too kind. If you ever have a chance to meet me in person, turn it down! I'll only be a disappointment.

In all seriousness (and I do recognize that this is often predominantly a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-28-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,626
Posted By Oscuro
Thanks for that. I've never tried DxO. I'll have...

Thanks for that. I've never tried DxO. I'll have a look.
I've been working like a dog for the last couple of weeks but I've been carrying the GX1 along with the rest of the gear to the jobs and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-27-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,920
Posted By Oscuro
Yep. That about covers it.

Yep. That about covers it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,747
Posted By Oscuro
How about shoot the thing, explore it...

How about shoot the thing, explore it photographically, from a number of angles, distances, and focal lengths and then see which PHOTOGRAPH YOU LIKE BEST and after doing it that way for several years...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,747
Posted By Oscuro
Indeed, Mr. Hicks. It is a conflation. There was...

Indeed, Mr. Hicks. It is a conflation. There was a post here some years ago that wrapped up a similar topic (I can't find it nor can I remember the handle of the person who wrote it) but they...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-26-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,626
Posted By Oscuro
You're not the first person to tell me this. I'll...

You're not the first person to tell me this. I'll have to look more closely at Lightroom. Thanks.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,747
Posted By Oscuro
Me too. The art-making process is more or less...

Me too. The art-making process is more or less equal parts terror and glee. If there is some form of self-expression in there, well, purely coincidental. And how the h&ll would the viewer/observer...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,747
Posted By Oscuro
I use zoom combined with "move your a$$" so I can...

I use zoom combined with "move your a$$" so I can compress with long or separate the subject from field with wide.

That is what I use focal length for - flattening with long and pulling the subject...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-23-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,920
Posted By Oscuro
1. I just learn the camera. I usually shoot in...

1. I just learn the camera. I usually shoot in aperture priority and manually set ISO for indoors or out. The rest is selectable on the fly. Kind of like knowing where your turn signals are. To...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-19-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,234
Posted By Oscuro
The crazy thing is, while the big Nikons do...

The crazy thing is, while the big Nikons do "okay" with wb in mixed light, the Fuji, despite sacrificing everything else's colour accuracy, always gets the skin tones perfect or "extremely close"...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-19-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,234
Posted By Oscuro
Yes I have. Works okay - most of the time. But in...

Yes I have. Works okay - most of the time. But in mixed light it seems to go off the rails if I try auto wb. But only sometimes. So I guess custom wb is getting me partly there.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-18-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,234
Posted By Oscuro
Okay, I'm looking into that.

Okay, I'm looking into that.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-17-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,234
Posted By Oscuro
thing is, I've tried tweaking everything in the...

thing is, I've tried tweaking everything in the menus. No luck. I'm thinking that some easy raw solution might be the way.
Does anyone here have experience with Silkypix? On a Mac?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-17-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,234
Posted By Oscuro
Hey thanks for getting back. I have a 14/2.5 on...

Hey thanks for getting back. I have a 14/2.5 on it and I dig it. Just struggling with the colour.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-17-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,626
Posted By Oscuro
I'm a jpeg-only shooter. Prior to going digital I...

I'm a jpeg-only shooter. Prior to going digital I used Kodachrome almost exclusively. I use the same editing process in digital as I did with transparencies - no, no, yes, no...etc. . Nikon and Fuji...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-17-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,234
Posted By Oscuro
Hey how many of you shoot jpeg-only with this...

Hey how many of you shoot jpeg-only with this thing? And if you do, do you occasionally get a magenta cast under mixed light?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-17-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 4,588
Posted By Oscuro
Duchamp - relevant Cage - relevant This thread -...

Duchamp - relevant
Cage - relevant
This thread - trolled.
Kisses,
Mme. O
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-17-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 4,588
Posted By Oscuro
Fit for only mad, er, dogs and hmm... Gone to,...

Fit for only mad, er, dogs and hmm...
Gone to, anyway.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-17-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 4,588
Posted By Oscuro
I'll feed the dog, then.

I'll feed the dog, then.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-17-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 4,588
Posted By Oscuro
Forgive me, also, but your grant of freedom...

Forgive me, also, but your grant of freedom seemed to come with an implication.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-17-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 4,588
Posted By Oscuro
Conflation like bricks in a rumble.

Conflation like bricks in a rumble.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-16-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 22,246
Posted By Oscuro
Nice thing on the Fuji is the shutter speed dial...

Nice thing on the Fuji is the shutter speed dial functions like an M6 TTL - my last Leica, sold years ago. If you work film and digital, it makes for a somewhat less confusing, er, switch. But I'd...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-16-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 22,246
Posted By Oscuro
I apologize in advance. I was being ironic....

I apologize in advance. I was being ironic.
People complain. Aperture lag. AF lag. Focus by wire lag. Exposure calc lag. Too noisy, too light, too this, too that. Etc.

Fuji implemented a focus...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 6,083
Posted By Oscuro
Still feeding my family with a pair of D3 bodies...

Still feeding my family with a pair of D3 bodies and just a few lenses. Stellar camera.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-15-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 22,246
Posted By Oscuro
Game on! First point to you, though. I passed an...

Game on! First point to you, though. I passed an entire sandwich through my nose when I read that.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-15-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 22,246
Posted By Oscuro
Gee, if only you could move the rangefinder patch...

Gee, if only you could move the rangefinder patch in a Leica and avoid that delay in reframing...(sarcasm)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-14-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 22,246
Posted By Oscuro
I'll take jpeg anyday....

Well, exactly.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-14-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 22,246
Posted By Oscuro
Great shot, man. Totally successful.

Great shot, man. Totally successful.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-14-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 22,246
Posted By Oscuro
Well, I'm impressed you can make that distinction...

Well, I'm impressed you can make that distinction reliably. I can't, and none of the editors, including some old-timers, for whom I've worked can make that assessment with 100% accuracy either. There...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-13-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 22,246
Posted By Oscuro
Started in the seventies. Learned on LF. switched...

Started in the seventies. Learned on LF. switched to 135, shot Leicas for a while then dove fully into SLRs. Now, semi-retired, virtually everything is shot with an SLR. Digital. Personal work is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-13-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 22,246
Posted By Oscuro
Unless you come from a Kodachrome background....

Unless you come from a Kodachrome background. Then you might choose to select the camera which produces the best (or at least the one you like the most) SOOC jpeg. I have the luxury of two card...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-07-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 13,473
Posted By Oscuro
Well it would appear that I owe Mr. Hicks an...

Well it would appear that I owe Mr. Hicks an apology as well. Though I used pipe wrenches in the American Southwest and they were referred to interchangeably as monkey wrenches, my wife looked over...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-07-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 13,473
Posted By Oscuro
and I apologize. I think I fumbled while trying...

and I apologize. I think I fumbled while trying to quote Hicks. Mea culpa.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-07-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 13,473
Posted By Oscuro
And you are quite right. I swung stillsons in the...

And you are quite right. I swung stillsons in the oilfields while doing a post-grad. Mostly breaking or joining down-hole tools. I don't think I laid a hand on anything metric or SAE for a long time....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-07-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 13,473
Posted By Oscuro
Again, a monkey wrench is a PIPE wrench. It is...

Again, a monkey wrench is a PIPE wrench. It is NOT a variable/adjustable spanner/crescent wrench which is for faceted fasteners/couplers. Two very different things.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-07-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 5,402
Posted By Oscuro
My wife thinks I'm with my mistress and my...

My wife thinks I'm with my mistress and my mistress thinks I'm spending time with my family. This enables them both to get off their backs and me to get work done for my clients.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-07-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 13,473
Posted By Oscuro
Hmmm... An adjustable/variable spanner is a...

Hmmm... An adjustable/variable spanner is a crescent wrench, not a monkey wrench. A much finer tool than a monkey wrench. A monkey wrench is designed to bind on to the pipe being rotated. It is also...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,837
Posted By Oscuro
Minimum 10 rolls per day. That ain't much. As a...

Minimum 10 rolls per day. That ain't much. As a comparison, when I was shooting Kodachrome, a two-week travel/editorial job would call for a minimum of 40 rolls a day.
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,552
Posted By Oscuro
Perhaps because I'm utterly and completely...

Perhaps because I'm utterly and completely faithful there is a line up. I'm covered. Heaven forfend.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-25-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,087
Posted By Oscuro
For years I would travel with a bag, stainless...

For years I would travel with a bag, stainless tank, and chemistry - HC-110. On the road meant 6-9 months each year.
Take D-76 or diafine for when you do have heat - a small bottle of HC for when...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-24-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,552
Posted By Oscuro
I married the "Fast, Fun, and Easy" girl." Twenty...

I married the "Fast, Fun, and Easy" girl." Twenty years later, we're still fast, fun, and easy. What's wrong with you guys?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 9,146
Posted By Oscuro
Yeah, no kidding. Jay Maisel uses a super zoom...

Yeah, no kidding. Jay Maisel uses a super zoom 28-300 and seems to do fine. Some folks use a 12 with great results. Cartier-Bresson used a 50. Too many rules about "how it's done".

The paths to...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-22-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3,257
Posted By Oscuro
Yeah. Terminology abuse, I agree. But the new...

Yeah. Terminology abuse, I agree. But the new terms of reference have it thus. You and I might call it retouching at the least, egregious manipulation at the worst, with color-correction and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-22-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 5,402
Posted By Oscuro
"...Hey honey, I've got an idea: why don't you...

"...Hey honey, I've got an idea: why don't you take up photography!"
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-21-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 5,402
Posted By Oscuro
I'm with Helen. Or should I say, "we're with...

I'm with Helen. Or should I say, "we're with Helen on this one..."

The collective contains spouses, ex-and-current lovers, partners, parents, descendants, and other less categorizable relationships....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 5,450
Posted By Oscuro
Get an x100T, an eye-fi mobi SD card and an...

Get an x100T, an eye-fi mobi SD card and an iPhone 6.
Add a wireless printer and you're done.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 9,146
Posted By Oscuro
Not really. Just a wildlife guy. In this case, a...

Not really. Just a wildlife guy. In this case, a birder.
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