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Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 6,635
Posted By peterm1
I have a soft spot for the concept of Wabi Sabi...

I have a soft spot for the concept of Wabi Sabi most likely because of the regard I have for Japanese culture and history. But of course it is not limited to Japanese style either - a pair of stone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 6,635
Posted By peterm1
I am rather fond of giving my photos a wabi sabi...

I am rather fond of giving my photos a wabi sabi vibe using post processing where needed to do so. Or by shooting through dirty windows. A different "take" on wabi sabi? Cheating maybe? I am not...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 616
Posted By peterm1
I have been down this track recently and while I...

I have been down this track recently and while I have not pulled the trigger on a Sony A model (yet) I think it is inevitable that I will eventually. BTW the main reason I have not done so yet is...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,501
Posted By peterm1
Ha ha. Cats gotta be cats. And that is surely cat...

Ha ha. Cats gotta be cats. And that is surely cat behaviour. My little girl is as sweet as pie but in a flash can turn angry if she does not get what she wants or otherwise gets annoyed. Then in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 32,357
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/2704/4232645848_be2acd341e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7s2q9y)DSC_1996 (https://flic.kr/p/7s2q9y) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,501
Posted By peterm1
There is a lot to be said for this. About maybe 3...

There is a lot to be said for this. About maybe 3 years ago I heard something that made me think and which has pretty much informed my political and life views ever since. Someone (a usual suspect)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 350
Views: 62,366
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/2892/9476880419_3f56e2ac7d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/frrunZ)The singer sings (https://flic.kr/p/frrunZ) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 350
Views: 62,366
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/1954/45534289971_df8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1954/45534289971_df8811e8c7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cnH922)Bee Hive (https://flic.kr/p/2cnH922) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By peterm1
I would do the same. The only reason I have not...

I would do the same. The only reason I have not seriously considered it to date is the problem of how to drive traffic to my site. Flickr has this covered because of the way its social media aspects...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 491
Posted By peterm1
" I was told that 35 still might be limiting, and...

" I was told that 35 still might be limiting, and that I should go wider. "

I think it depends a abit on your preferred style of shooting and subject. I tend to prefer something longer than 50mm as...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,501
Posted By peterm1
I certainly share your love of cats. They are...

I certainly share your love of cats. They are remarkable creatures. Fortunately cats are quite clean animals especially if they are indoor cats. But unfortunately there are some diseases they can...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,501
Posted By peterm1
I can understand your concern in this event...

I can understand your concern in this event Chris. I am sorry to hear about your condition. I am not sure what to advise in your situation other than that perhaps washing the cat is a lesser of two...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,501
Posted By peterm1
I would use the cowards way out. That is, a...

I would use the cowards way out. That is, a systemic anti flea liquid, a few drops of which is applied to the back of the cat's neck where it cannot be licked off and is absorbed into the cat's...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,501
Posted By peterm1
The thing about cats (which I love) is that they...

The thing about cats (which I love) is that they have a tendency to adopt a person and then stick with them if well cared for. It looks like this cat is a beauty and will do that with you.

I used...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 887
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/3030/3065605566_db2244edcf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5EU2Jo)DSC_4320a (https://flic.kr/p/5EU2Jo) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By peterm1
I do not know why the Leica 35-70mm f3.5 is...

I do not know why the Leica 35-70mm f3.5 is looked down upon other than for the fact that it was a Minolta design (which of course in part the camera was too as you say). I have been recently...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,098
Posted By peterm1
Indeed........there is nothing new about Leica...

Indeed........there is nothing new about Leica "bling"

https://s-i.huffpost.com/gen/1459528/thumbs/o-BONHAMS-570.jpg?6

It's rather like having an ice cream cone with three flavours, sprinkles AND a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,460
Views: 483,572
Posted By peterm1
A sea of shadow lifted by a touch of calming...

A sea of shadow lifted by a touch of calming colour...............

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40922816783_4b76cdefac_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25md8GB)Market Cafe Study 5...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,098
Posted By peterm1
Hmmmmmmmmmm Wooster might well have been speaking...

Hmmmmmmmmmm Wooster might well have been speaking about Leica "special"...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 364
Views: 28,899
Posted By peterm1
"......Was born there in the middle of the last...

"......Was born there in the middle of the last century :) "

On first reading I thought "My God how can he be that old". Then after a moment's reflection I realized - so was I born in the middle of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 364
Views: 28,899
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/4501/37347248914_9b9fb05a7f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YUfpWJ)Windows 2 (https://flic.kr/p/YUfpWJ) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 5,154
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/4845/46134310881_2ae2b7dac7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dhJpk8)Bus Stop (https://flic.kr/p/2dhJpk8) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By peterm1
Why? because if you do not trim the leader it is...

Why? because if you do not trim the leader it is much harder to load especially when in a hurry - which when you are in the field you often are. It is possible to load without cutting but because you...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 132
Views: 12,199
Posted By peterm1
A few recent...

A few recent ones.......

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40931898183_d7c7173d36_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25n1Fht)Market Cafe Study 4 (https://flic.kr/p/25n1Fht) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 595
Views: 72,481
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47116577094_61f12a4492_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eMwLRu)Walking Through The Market (https://flic.kr/p/2eMwLRu) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 5,060
Posted By peterm1
I have just "lost" 350,000 off my view count in...

I have just "lost" 350,000 off my view count in the stats page................I was at just under 1.8 million views, edging up to 2 million. Today the count is 1.46 million. What the hell is going on?
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 5,060
Posted By peterm1
You realise what this means doní t you? That we...

You realise what this means doní t you? That we are all addicts and are missing our fix.....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 4,600
Posted By peterm1
They are also hard to find these days Mike....

They are also hard to find these days Mike. Though they turn up on eBay now and then though usually coded in the wrong regional code for Australian DVD players.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 4,600
Posted By peterm1
Thank you. On behalf of (I think it possibly was...

Thank you. On behalf of (I think it possibly was Roger Ebert the film critic who made the statement about Hiroshima ) I / we stand corrected.Glad for the update.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 5,060
Posted By peterm1
Maybe they used these...

Maybe they used these guys


https://cdn.pastemagazine.com/www/articles/the%20it%20crowd%20list%20main.jpg

And,.........did they try turning it off and on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 5,060
Posted By peterm1
Yes the Flickr car is up on wooden blocks. The...

Yes the Flickr car is up on wooden blocks. The carburetter is off, the head is being stripped and the pistons will be replaced.

If it takes as long as when I last tried my hand at car repair it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 4,600
Posted By peterm1
Nice Toro lamps Mike. It reminds me of a story -...

Nice Toro lamps Mike.

It reminds me of a story - probably boring to most but maybe you might possibly be interested.

In the 1950's Japanese film director Ozu Jasujiro made a movie called "Tokyo...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,756
Posted By peterm1
I am awaiting the arrival of the following beauty...

I am awaiting the arrival of the following beauty - an Olympus OM 35-70mm f3.6. This little lens is regarded as one of their sharpest and best short zooms from that era. It has a constant maximum...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,756
Posted By peterm1
I am awaiting the arrival of the following beauty...

I am awaiting the arrival of the following beauty - an Olympus OM 35-70mm f3.6. This little beauty is regarded as one of their sharpest and best short zooms. It has a constant maximum aperture. When...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 479
Posted By peterm1
No neither do I which is why it is not such an...

No neither do I which is why it is not such an issue for me but I felt I should mention it nevertheless. And you are right about some Nikon lenses - the Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AF D comes to mind as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,570
Posted By peterm1
The author of the learned article quoted is over...

The author of the learned article quoted is over analysing. To a significant extent it is based on trust. Trust that the other person "has your back" and is empathetic. It is one thing to show...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 479
Posted By peterm1
I think the reason they started with Canon lenses...

I think the reason they started with Canon lenses might be that Canon's focusing mechanism has been far easier to replicate than Nikon's. That also means they are easier to adapt than Nikons when...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 479
Posted By peterm1
I did toy with the idea of getting the Yongnuo...

I did toy with the idea of getting the Yongnuo 100mm f2 lens for Nikon for a while. 100mm is about my favorite focal length and the price of the Yongnuo is excellent at around $160 USD.

But some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By peterm1
Why does a fireman wear red trousers? To keep his...

Why does a fireman wear red trousers? To keep his pants up!

Why is the M5 painted red? To make colored pictures?
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,570
Posted By peterm1
Yes in general I think I would have to agree....

Yes in general I think I would have to agree. Specifically in my experience men duke it out verbally or verbally and settle the issue - then mostly move on, perhaps helped by beer.

Women in groups...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,570
Posted By peterm1
I think this is essentially true - spot on. Men...

I think this is essentially true - spot on. Men love "stuff". Making "stuff", fixing "stuff", understanding how "stuff" works, improving "stuff", admiring well engineered "stuff". And men tend to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,570
Posted By peterm1
Truth is, I can talk about emotions...........I...

Truth is, I can talk about emotions...........I just don't want to, or need to for that matter, well, not all the time in any event. There is a lot to be said for strength of character, stoicism,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,570
Posted By peterm1
So you are saying that you feel like Steve Martin...

So you are saying that you feel like Steve Martin in the movie L.A. Story.

One of the great comedic scenes in movies..............................

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsN40iv5nzg
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,570
Posted By peterm1
Does this mean that women talk about emotions...

Does this mean that women talk about emotions because they cannot discuss gear? That is at least as plausible. Anyway there is too much damn emoting if you ask me. :). I am an old school guy....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 2,906
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/7901/46480097641_54659f72e0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dPhDFP)Chinatown (https://flic.kr/p/2dPhDFP) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,671
Posted By peterm1
The following is known as the Business Life Cycle...

The following is known as the Business Life Cycle Graph. It describes the fate of every market that exists........unless it can be extended by constant innovation (but eventually even that fails as...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 4,600
Posted By peterm1
I recently posted on the "cultural Icons" thread...

I recently posted on the "cultural Icons" thread which reminded me of these shots taken in Budapest in 1998. Shot on a Nikon f801s on Ilford XP2 and scanned after development.

Until I reopened these...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 5,084
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Agricola. Much appreciated. Take all the...

Thanks Agricola. Much appreciated. Take all the liberty you like. Cheers Peter
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 947
Posted By peterm1
I agree and use the last stand alone issue of...

I agree and use the last stand alone issue of Lightroom. For more detailed edits requiring features not possessed by Lightroom (such as layers) I have swapped over to using Corel Paintshop Pro (PSP)...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 595
Views: 72,481
Posted By peterm1
Peter I especially like the colors in these. Very...

Peter I especially like the colors in these. Very nice indeed especially the slightly low contrast and slightly muted tones. Can I ask what lens were you shooting?
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 595
Views: 72,481
Posted By peterm1
I had missed Jamie Piller's kind words of...

I had missed Jamie Piller's kind words of encouragement below (not sure when his words were posted but thank you Jamie).

But in any event here are a few more textured or otherwise manipulated and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 1,788
Posted By peterm1
Though I was born in Australia I am half...

Though I was born in Australia I am half Hungarian and from that side I am claiming the right to post a few old scanned film images from a trip there in the late 1990's to show the cultural icon that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-14-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,284
Posted By peterm1
It would not be intentional. I had the same lens...

It would not be intentional. I had the same lens and the hood should definitively mount dead square and centred and the DOF scale should align correctly with index marks. The problem suggests to me...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 5,060
Posted By peterm1
Yes it is once more behaving like sh*t for me -...

Yes it is once more behaving like sh*t for me - mainly partially loading pages then giving up - effectively making it impossible to use Flickr. Its reminds me of and is almost like rolling blackouts...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-13-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,834
Posted By peterm1
Oh my God. That 75mm is one sexy looking lens....

Oh my God. That 75mm is one sexy looking lens. And f1.5, yum, yum yum. I will be pleased to see how it's images. Maybe my 75mm f1.8 could be on the chopping block.......in truth its a lovely lens...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3,178
Posted By peterm1
What's not to love about old...

What's not to love about old trees?

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2019
Replies: 364
Views: 28,899
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3203/3064739115_863d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3203/3064739115_863dd164c4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5EPAaz)_1000943a (https://flic.kr/p/5EPAaz) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 967
Posted By peterm1
I have that experience quite a bit. Mainly...

I have that experience quite a bit.

Mainly because I enjoy experimenting with older classic lenses and when I read a glowing review of something new that I have never tried and especially if I have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-08-2019
Replies: 201
Views: 11,496
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/7898/46560780925_09a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7898/46560780925_09a635bb4d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dWqb1V)China Town Walk-by (https://flic.kr/p/2dWqb1V) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-08-2019
Replies: 615
Views: 83,311
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/7911/40479796063_190...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7911/40479796063_1900746a4e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24F4x5k)Market Cafe - Tete a Tete (https://flic.kr/p/24F4x5k) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 557
Posted By peterm1
I think we all get the "block" occasionally. It's...

I think we all get the "block" occasionally. It's hard to overcome if you can't travel for financial or other reasons as even a short trip to another locale provides new inspiration, I find. But like...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-08-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 887
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/4036/4495036450_15ef...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4036/4495036450_15ef72d058_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7RdeJs)Lonely bench, ocean (https://flic.kr/p/7RdeJs) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,146
Posted By peterm1
My inclination would be a wide prime and a long...

My inclination would be a wide prime and a long zoom for the best of all worlds.

Assuming the digital body is FF the Sigma 24mm f2.8 should be wide enough for those "big" shots (though I know...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-07-2019
Replies: 288
Views: 50,252
Posted By peterm1
I have a few that might qualify as film noir...

I have a few that might qualify as film noir (ish). Though technically one of them is in color and might not be wholly representative.

https://live.staticflickr.com/3504/3711793327_52a9fc345b_o.jpg...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By peterm1
I cannot answer your question, but you know, its...

I cannot answer your question, but you know, its odd. I frequent camera shops and always thought that if I saw one of these second hand I would undoubtedly be seriously tempted to buy it - they are...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-07-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By peterm1
The Artistic City

Lets see some of your more artistic interpretations of cityscapes.
Here are some to start the ball rolling. I frequently use windows to frame shots like this and the reflections add an other-wordly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 5,060
Posted By peterm1
This morning (08 May Australia) it is once again...

This morning (08 May Australia) it is once again running like crap.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,134
Posted By peterm1
Harbour Detail - Channel Marker on a flat calm...

Harbour Detail - Channel Marker on a flat calm day

https://live.staticflickr.com/5454/9644389242_f788787a7f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fGf1V9)Red on blue (https://flic.kr/p/fGf1V9) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13,225
Posted By peterm1
I always feel there is something enigmatic about...

I always feel there is something enigmatic about people holding umbrellas - the hidden faces, the mystery. I often look for bright umbrellas, especially red, but almost never seem to find them....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,134
Posted By peterm1
I like this Mike.

I like this Mike.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,134
Posted By peterm1
Sorry to make a meal of it but here are a few...

Sorry to make a meal of it but here are a few more from Hong Kong's beautiful Victoria Harbour. I had the great good fortune on this trip of staying at the Kowloon Shangri La in a room overlooking...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 5,060
Posted By peterm1
My access to Flickr has been very poor the last...

My access to Flickr has been very poor the last few days too. Pages not loading or only partially loading for the most part. And if I did succeed in opening an image that took forever too then the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,134
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Mike. Its hard to make poor photos when...

Thanks Mike. Its hard to make poor photos when the setting is so beautiful and ever changing. I have grown to love Hong Kong too. I think it is because it is always so full of life and anergy. I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2019
Replies: 437
Views: 172,977
Posted By peterm1
It's a bridge..........but not as we know...

It's a bridge..........but not as we know it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4806/45383958124_d0d85f0b12_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2c9qDAC)South Bank Esplanade Melbourne Tryptich...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,134
Posted By peterm1
One good thing about Hong Kong is that it is a...

One good thing about Hong Kong is that it is a gift that just keeps on giving to photographers. (And giving, and giving, and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2019
Replies: 319
Views: 35,568
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3399/3238973416_98c9...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3399/3238973416_98c9f37609_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5WdzXf)_1020203a (https://flic.kr/p/5WdzXf) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,184
Posted By peterm1
I am disinclined to be overly critical of either...

I am disinclined to be overly critical of either Rockwell or Huff. I may not agree with everything they say on their blogs. (After all, who does agree with everything others say?) And they have their...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2019
Replies: 415
Views: 60,904
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3198/2819682622_0243...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3198/2819682622_02437aca9c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5iaBpC)Sacred and the profane (https://flic.kr/p/5iaBpC) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By peterm1
You could ask this guy. His work is excellent and...

You could ask this guy. His work is excellent and he may be able to help as he seems, based on my experience, willing to help customers with specific requirements - at least he was willing to make a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By peterm1
Yes I agree. And so much of it reliant on comic...

Yes I agree. And so much of it reliant on comic book characters and stories. Sort of emblematic of the idiocy of our time. I much prefer "grim" movies like this one which make you think rather than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Keith. I looked at the trailer and it...

Thanks Keith. I looked at the trailer and it looks good.

It also reminded me that I often find that there is something about European movies that makes them so much more believable and powerful...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,788
Posted By peterm1
I am Australian. Sadly I do not have a photograph...

I am Australian. Sadly I do not have a photograph of a kangaroo drinking beer. :)

But possibly I could point to this cultural icon instead - Australia's beaches. (In this case it's Four Mile Beach...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-02-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By peterm1
[/I] The words and more particularly the...

[/I]

The words and more particularly the lettering style and position on the body look authentic to me based on pictures of some samples I have seen. (Though I have also seen some Leicas with the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-30-2019
Replies: 478
Views: 45,941
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/4137/4900749120_1faa...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4137/4900749120_1faaeee7e3_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8t4BYu)Stadel in Melbourne (https://flic.kr/p/8t4BYu) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-30-2019
Replies: 276
Views: 26,836
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3896/14673895235_c6f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3896/14673895235_c6f40ff506_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/omFxPH)Supplication (https://flic.kr/p/omFxPH) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-29-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By peterm1
Optical balsam does show up from time to time on...

Optical balsam does show up from time to time on eBay but is not cheap I guess because it has to be highly refined and is highly specialized....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-29-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 4,600
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/5508/14642506506_7a8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5508/14642506506_7a867c1c92_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oiUF3J)Structure, Colour 6 (https://flic.kr/p/oiUF3J) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-29-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,091
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/387/30728515264_321a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/387/30728515264_321af327a0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NPnF2j)Faces of Bali 4 (https://flic.kr/p/NPnF2j) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-28-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By peterm1
I don't doubt that this is most likely a...

I don't doubt that this is most likely a tolerance issue, but I suspect it would not be a locking catch problem given how it was described by the original poster. He indicated that he could not...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-28-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By peterm1
This version of the Summaron 35mm came out with...

This version of the Summaron 35mm came out with the M3 (in 1954 - the earlier LTM version was available from 1948) and was designed to be used with that camera using an accessory mounted 35mm...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-28-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By peterm1
I had an old pair of WW1 binoculars in which the...

I had an old pair of WW1 binoculars in which the balsam in the lens elements had crazed. I soaked them in methylated spirits (alcohol). It dissolved the balsam and I was able to separate the lenses...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-26-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,321
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Raid that is very kind. Not sure about the...

Thanks Raid that is very kind. Not sure about the Instamatic though. :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-26-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,321
Posted By peterm1
As I wrote in another thread (I think) I was on...

As I wrote in another thread (I think) I was on the verge of buying an M240 as a natural upgrade to my M8, only to be side tracked by a mint condition Leica Q with accessories (grip, leather...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,758
Posted By peterm1
(Sigh) They sure don't make nostalgia like they...

(Sigh) They sure don't make nostalgia like they used to!
(Sigh again)

As someone else points out these images remind me how trim and thin people tend to look back then. I can't say this is a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-24-2019
Replies: 2,959
Views: 475,696
Posted By peterm1
Women - Black and...

Women - Black and White

https://live.staticflickr.com/4838/45697315602_60b9a76022_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cC7FRL)Girl - Shopping (https://flic.kr/p/2cC7FRL) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,062
Posted By peterm1
To throw another spanner into the works yet...

To throw another spanner into the works yet another option is a K 1000. It is essentially a Spotmatic with a Pentax K mount giving access to all their lovely bayonet mount lenses..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,062
Posted By peterm1
BTW I am gratified that so many agree with me...

BTW I am gratified that so many agree with me about the "Pre Spotmatics" which I think are superb. I was kind of expecting to be told why I am wrong a little on this call.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,062
Posted By peterm1
Yes I agree most of the range are more than...

Yes I agree most of the range are more than readily available as well as cheap. A few are more expensive due to high demand and lower quantity in circulation, but still are easy to find on auction...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 321
Views: 53,280
Posted By peterm1
A selection of my...

A selection of my "oldies"

https://live.staticflickr.com/7845/33705629968_c3d798f06e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Tmsavb)Reflected in a WIndow - Sunlight and Shadow (https://flic.kr/p/Tmsavb) by Life in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,062
Posted By peterm1
I believe the meters tend to be reliable still if...

I believe the meters tend to be reliable still if the camera is well cared for and stored.

On the subject of batteries I believe that all Spotmatics are not sensitive to minor differences in battery...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,778
Posted By peterm1
No offence meant but I wonder what makes you...

No offence meant but I wonder what makes you think the rich may not already be donating to the poor. It's a time honored institution to do this in many countries. I don't see it as a particular...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,091
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Erik. I am a fan of Modigliani's work...

Thanks Erik. I am a fan of Modigliani's work myself. And it is quite likely (I cannot recall specifically) that it is this image which induced me to take the photo from this angle. In fact it is...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-16-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Eric I have done this and also taken the...

Thanks Eric I have done this and also taken the opportunity to post s few more in my collection of candid portraits as well.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,091
Posted By peterm1
I often find that people in cafes, restaurants...

I often find that people in cafes, restaurants and at work make interesting candid portrait subjects.

https://live.staticflickr.com/1921/45562567601_b4eebac54f_h.jpg...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 04-16-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,084
Posted By peterm1
I have now had time to post a couple of Leica Q...

I have now had time to post a couple of Leica Q (not Q2) shots to my Flickr account (I have been quite seriously ill and so have done little shooting for the past month). The shots here were taken in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,378
Posted By peterm1
I have never had a problem with any Japanese...

I have never had a problem with any Japanese seller (touch wood). In fact I quite often search for items from Japan as I find the item descriptions to be honest, the dealers to be business like and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-16-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By peterm1
I am glad I bought mine some years ago it...

I am glad I bought mine some years ago it performs brilliantly. The only tiny thing I have against it is that it is very long perhaps reflecting its "classic" design. And yes it does show its...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-15-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 781
Posted By peterm1
I photograph my cat for two reasons: (1) After...

I photograph my cat for two reasons: (1) After buying Leica I cannot afford photography expeditions; (2) The only thing that is still enough to focus using my m8's rangefinder is my cat when it is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 3,430
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/7899/33733527248_c71...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7899/33733527248_c713b08878_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ToV9oL)Night Time - Bar Crawl (https://flic.kr/p/ToV9oL) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2019
Replies: 1,712
Views: 319,426
Posted By peterm1
Cheating a bit here as I am using a D700 but the...

Cheating a bit here as I am using a D700 but the lens is an absolute classic - the Nikkor AIS 80-200 f4. Still a wonderful lens (I posted this here by accident not realizing its a thread for film...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-12-2019
Replies: 385
Views: 64,795
Posted By peterm1
I recently unexpectedly had this experience....

I recently unexpectedly had this experience. Having come into a little money I decided to upgrade my M8 and buy an M240. But as it happened the shop had a mint Leica Q with accessories for the same...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By peterm1
Well perhaps it was a very savage chicken. Or...

Well perhaps it was a very savage chicken. Or isnít that why you were asking😀
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By peterm1
I have used a number of them variously branded, ...

I have used a number of them variously branded, designed for different cameras and like them. They do help stabilize the camera and particularly with some bodies improve "purchase" and ability to ...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 04-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,273
Posted By peterm1
Is the lens you are shooting this with a modified...

Is the lens you are shooting this with a modified triplet of some sort? To me it has that lovely crisp and contrasty image that I expect from those nice old 4 element three group Schneider designs.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,321
Posted By peterm1
Rob F I am glad you made your comment as it...

Rob F I am glad you made your comment as it forced me to sit down, think and clarify in my own mind what made me post the previous comment about the M8M9. So, I should explain.

I still own an M8...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By peterm1
By the way, my wife who is Russian just told me...

By the way, my wife who is Russian just told me that "Zorki" means something like, to quote her very rough attempt at explanation: "....to be very good with your eyes and see far away and not miss...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,321
Posted By peterm1
Assuming you want to stick with the Leica M...

Assuming you want to stick with the Leica M series forget the M9 - its just an uprated M8 and old technology. Get the M 240 - it is full frame, its operations and image quality are superb especially...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By peterm1
The string has disappeared because in Soviet...

The string has disappeared because in Soviet Russia it was very difficult to get spaghetti. And very easy to get FEDs and Zorkis.

The old joke about communism from Poland (which I may have recounted...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-09-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By peterm1
Multiple exposure shots made at my Iaido training...

Multiple exposure shots made at my Iaido training about one year ago:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4778/27132528858_37515701a8_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HkBixG)The Practice of Iaido 2...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,112
Posted By peterm1
Too bad simplicity costs so much more than...

Too bad simplicity costs so much more than complexity.
Your thoughts?

It pretty well all comes down to the economics of production and markets. As Henry Ford discovered, if you can standardize your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,120
Posted By peterm1
Erik I did subsequently check out my Flickr...

Erik I did subsequently check out my Flickr photostream using both Fluidr and Flickriver to view a couple of images to compare it to same image displayed using Flickr. But I could not see any...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By peterm1
The best camera I ever owned that had preset...

The best camera I ever owned that had preset image types was the old Panasonic L1 from a decade or more back. This camera did not claim that its filters were emulating different specifically named...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,120
Posted By peterm1
I can't say I have noticed the problem with my...

I can't say I have noticed the problem with my photos to be honest. I always upload the images at full resolution - though Flickr displays them at a smaller screen-compatible size. Downsizing will...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-05-2019
Replies: 144
Views: 34,721
Posted By peterm1
:) You are right Raid....It's Alive This phrase...

:)

You are right Raid....It's Alive

This phrase always reminds me of this....... :)


https://thumbs.gfycat.com/NewVictoriousBorderterrier-small.gif

On a more serious note I think I mostly agree...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-03-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,303
Posted By peterm1
If I am being cynical what it means in commercial...

If I am being cynical what it means in commercial terms is "the next big reason" to buy the next model of any given lens. (Equipment makers must keep us buying to stay in business - what we bought...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-02-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,091
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/4131/5045291397_0807...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4131/5045291397_08073da247_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8FQrmH)Colour Portrait (https://flic.kr/p/8FQrmH) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-02-2019
Replies: 601
Views: 51,007
Posted By peterm1
Street Portrait? Environmental Portrait. I am not...

Street Portrait? Environmental Portrait. I am not sure to be honest.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7914/46795151654_62d11f8c94_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ei8ogy)Chocolatier...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-02-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By peterm1
OK my apologies.

OK my apologies.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2019
Replies: 370
Views: 53,247
Posted By peterm1
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4846/31143383007_17...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4846/31143383007_1791fbd36a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ps2YKr)Sunshine and Rain - Hong Kong 2010 (https://flic.kr/p/Ps2YKr) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure if you understand if Carl Zeiss and...

I am not sure if you understand if Carl Zeiss and Zeiss Jena are entirely different companies. Perhaps you understand this and this is what you are getting at when asking about what is the correct...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By peterm1
If the lens fitting is for a screw on hood, and...

If the lens fitting is for a screw on hood, and its diameter is 42mm or 43mm an alternative would be to buy a 40.5 to 42mm or 43mm step down ring. I have certainly bought the 40.5 to 43mm step up...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 1,990
Posted By peterm1
My preference is more for a category of cameras...

My preference is more for a category of cameras rather than a specific one. In the days of film many many very good cameras were made that were tiny and pocketable...and of course by definition full...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-31-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,403
Posted By peterm1
I have been though a phase recently of buying old...

I have been though a phase recently of buying old time classic lenses- all of them inexpensive (and in fact some of them ridiculously cheap) and pretty well all of them producing lovely images that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 1,990
Posted By peterm1
I am pleased to be able to say that your desire...

I am pleased to be able to say that your desire for a Tessar 75mm might already be part fulfilled in reality. Schneider Kreuznach have long made Xenar lenses in longer focal lengths (and mainly for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-31-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,091
Posted By peterm1
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1841/43951334444_6b...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1841/43951334444_6b56f420c2_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29XQ5um)Concentration 2 (https://flic.kr/p/29XQ5um) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-31-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,091
Posted By peterm1
Ethereal...

Ethereal Portraits

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7903/46438764945_e625cdb8bb_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dKCNV8)Cafe Study 15 - Reworked and Reimagined (https://flic.kr/p/2dKCNV8) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-31-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By peterm1
Nah - That's splitting hairs mate. Problem is I...

Nah - That's splitting hairs mate. Problem is I did not find it thrilling either. Sorry.

Watching movies, especially horror movies (or thrillers) relies on "willing suspension of disbelief" which is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-30-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By peterm1
".......each masterfully well done" Yes I think I...

".......each masterfully well done" Yes I think I would give him that.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-30-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By peterm1
I actually kind of have mixed feelings about...

I actually kind of have mixed feelings about Kubrik as a Director. I recognize his genius but he perhaps made some movies that were not quite my style. Nevertheless, some of his films were just...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-29-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,628
Posted By peterm1
Raid I think like you, that we are very lucky....

Raid I think like you, that we are very lucky.

As to the 28mm view in general I find it a bit wide for me for many shots, but have been pleasantly surprised at the amount and quality of the bokeh...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,215
Posted By peterm1
Although some other folks here got bent out of...

Although some other folks here got bent out of shape at the idea of being "pushed about" (and I have to admit that if the security guy was all officious and pompous that would be an issue for me too)...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-29-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,628
Posted By peterm1
A slight side diversion.......As I think I...

A slight side diversion.......As I think I indicated in another thread here at RFF, I came within a hair's breadth of buying an M240 but at the last minute decided on a comparably priced and utterly...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-29-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By peterm1
Possibly originally caused by adjusting the...

Possibly originally caused by adjusting the shutter speed without first cocking the shutter?????? I think I had something of this sort happen to me due to my absent mindedness on one occasion.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,215
Posted By peterm1
Whenever I am stopped in this situation (it does...

Whenever I am stopped in this situation (it does not happen often) I am pleasant, polite and more often than not compliant. I do not like it especially if I know I am actually in a public space at...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-28-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 13,543
Posted By peterm1
I actually love accessory finders so much and was...

I actually love accessory finders so much and was so intrigued by them that at one stage I actually started a small collection of about a dozen of them. That was back when I was using Leica LTM and M...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-24-2019
Replies: 1,350
Views: 322,310
Posted By peterm1
Leica M8 Summicron 50mm f2 ver...

Leica M8 Summicron 50mm f2 ver 3

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7884/46039273015_28e63698e6_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2d9kiTe)A Timeless Face (https://flic.kr/p/2d9kiTe) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 30,212
Posted By peterm1
I have sometimes wondered about these, given I am...

I have sometimes wondered about these, given I am an ex M3 owner. The question I have is that given they must be raised to rotate / wind is there any risk that over enthusiastic winding might cause a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 5,460
Views: 483,572
Posted By peterm1
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7895/33540569528_62...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7895/33540569528_6249bb6b34_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T6SbMw)Market Scene - Tete a Tete (https://flic.kr/p/T6SbMw) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By peterm1
Sorry film fans but I much prefer the digital...

Sorry film fans but I much prefer the digital rendition in this instance at least.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2,835
Posted By peterm1
Thanks, that's good to know. If I need to (i.e....

Thanks, that's good to know. If I need to (i.e. if my "brick outhouse" F8001s ever does turn up its toes), I would be happy to consider an F90x in that case. Though right now I do not really need...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By peterm1
In a sense I think that many of the complaints...

In a sense I think that many of the complaints about technology and digital shooting being made by some here suggest that they are conflating a number of different grumbles that taken together make...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By peterm1
I think that this thread should not constitute a...

I think that this thread should not constitute a debate about film v digital (yet again - it still comes up occasionally). The truth is many people prefer digital and some (still) prefer film. Good...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By peterm1
I have processed film after marinating myself in...

I have processed film after marinating myself in beer. It did not work out well for the photos. But it was a hell of a party. :)

But seriously (not really) you have given me a great excuse for...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 686
Posted By peterm1
You could try Ron Pinksterboer at Twin City...

You could try Ron Pinksterboer at Twin City Camera House in Adelaide. I have been doing business with him for 20 years or more. Ron is the store owner and an old time trained camera tech who still...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,418
Posted By peterm1
I cannot answer this apart from saying that I...

I cannot answer this apart from saying that I think it is up to the shooter - you. And there are a number of factors - how wide are the lenses you use and how do you meter being tow of them.

On the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-17-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By peterm1
https://richardhaw.com/2017/01/01/repair-nikkor-q-...

https://richardhaw.com/2017/01/01/repair-nikkor-q-20cm-f4/
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-16-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2,835
Posted By peterm1
My favorite film camera in terms of functionality...

My favorite film camera in terms of functionality is my old Nikon f801s (Also known as f8008s). Dating from the late 1980s /early 1990s it is remarkably well made and although its AF is slow by...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-16-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,084
Posted By peterm1
While I understand the above - and the "shoot to...

While I understand the above - and the "shoot to the right" rule of thumb that follows it, (and am not disputing what you say in general) I find that shooting using "the "highest practical exposure"...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,208
Posted By peterm1
I find puns a pain in the backside. Even so, I...

I find puns a pain in the backside. Even so, I cannot stop from using them myself. In fact In fact you might say I am my own worst enema.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,084
Posted By peterm1
OK that's great to know. Am I to take it that...

OK that's great to know. Am I to take it that this means that I can choose to shoot, say, at 35mm in DNG only and the DNG file in Lightroom will show the 35mm frameline boundaries overlayed on tht...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,084
Posted By peterm1
Just a query on how to use the crop mode. I...

Just a query on how to use the crop mode.

I understand that both cameras (the Q and the Q2) keep the DNG file intact but crop the associated JPG file in camera. Here is my question.... Does this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,208
Posted By peterm1
http://www.quotemaster.org/images/52/52f6c646c6f94...

http://www.quotemaster.org/images/52/52f6c646c6f940d5a53b96f1c77e280a.png

........... and even then I am not so sure.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-14-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,084
Posted By peterm1
I will keep experimenting Raid. I am reconciled...

I will keep experimenting Raid. I am reconciled to the fact that different cameras have different abilities and different shortcomings - there is no perfect camera. When I researched this (I made the...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-14-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,084
Posted By peterm1
It is inevitable that this will happen more, I...

It is inevitable that this will happen more, I suppose. Software based imaging is already making its "intrusion" into imaging and it is usual for cameras to recognize specific lenses and then apply...
Forum: Travel 03-13-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,418
Posted By peterm1
https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6075.html http://w...

https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6075.html

http://www.go-nagano.net/killer/kiso

Still toying with the idea of going here...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,208
Posted By peterm1
I once knew a photographer who was very small of...

I once knew a photographer who was very small of stature but had a very big personality and was full of his own importance.

But personally, I thought he was a total "pinhole".

The same guy once...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,208
Posted By peterm1
https://expertphotography.com/photography-puns/

https://expertphotography.com/photography-puns/
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,208
Posted By peterm1
I still like the old shaggy dog story (which...

I still like the old shaggy dog story (which contains a pun) about two street photographers walking down the street. As they walk they pass a homeless guy sitting on the ground with a hat in front...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-12-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,474
Posted By peterm1
I agree that it could hurt the resale value....

I agree that it could hurt the resale value. Unless of course you tell potential buyers it was personally reskinned by Henri Cartier Bresson on the advice of Pablo Picasso and was done after an all...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By peterm1
These dehumidifier boxes are pretty cheap...

These dehumidifier boxes are pretty cheap...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-11-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,217
Posted By peterm1
Huss, mate my only comment is that in my...

Huss, mate my only comment is that in my experience, if its a Fiat and an Alfa Romeo involved you had better take a Honda as well, just in case. :) :) :) Which I guess is your point. Though seriously...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-10-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,084
Posted By peterm1
Some early Leica Q shots

I indicated below that I would post some shots from my new Leica Q (the original one) for those interested to see how that generation of Q performs. I have not had time yet to use the camera...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-10-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,084
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Doug. I will post a few early test shots...

Thanks Doug. I will post a few early test shots from my Q here shortly. Ouch to your experience with video shooting. I have once or twice done something the same with video buttons though not on this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-10-2019
Replies: 568
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Views: 135,045
Posted By peterm1
I am partial to this recent street shot I made....

I am partial to this recent street shot I made. It was processed in Lightroom and Nik Suite to give a bit of a Kodachrome "feel" (a look I enjoy very much but which is very difficult to achieve...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By peterm1
It is possible to buy metal alphabet (and number)...

It is possible to buy metal alphabet (and number) stamps in various sizes. Here is one here though the smallest size is 2mm which I think is still somewhat too large. But if you search further...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-09-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,084
Posted By peterm1
I will do Raid. Just as soon as I have a chance...

I will do Raid. Just as soon as I have a chance to make a few at least semi serious shots.

I am particularly interested to see how it performs in the high ISO and Dynamic Range departments. So far...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-09-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,084
Posted By peterm1
I recently spoke of my desire, in a post on a...

I recently spoke of my desire, in a post on a thread hat RFF, to upgrade my Leica M8 by buying an M240 due to its advantages in sensor technology and all this confers, plus its live view ability...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-08-2019
Replies: 178
Views: 32,893
Posted By peterm1
Not quite traditional "street" but close enough...

Not quite traditional "street" but close enough perhaps.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3859/14791021184_c85de76cd8_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ox2RhC)Life's a beach (https://flic.kr/p/ox2RhC) by...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-08-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,084
Posted By peterm1
As it happens I just today picked up a pristine...

As it happens I just today picked up a pristine copy of the first version and am seriously looking forward to giving it a proper try. I have read probably 20 or more online reviews over the past...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-06-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,003
Posted By peterm1
I always like to have a backup camera of some...

I always like to have a backup camera of some sort "just in case" and in this context, I have tended to use my Panasonic GX 7 as backup for my M8 when out on photographic expeditions - especially if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2019
Replies: 5,460
Views: 483,572
Posted By peterm1
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7891/40309734613_ec...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7891/40309734613_ec46389f27_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24q2VJn)Street Shots - Cinematic (https://flic.kr/p/24q2VJn) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-04-2019
Replies: 320
Views: 14,221
Posted By peterm1
Andreas you were asking for a sample from my auto...

Andreas you were asking for a sample from my auto Takumar 55mm f2.2 that I mentioned in an earlier post.

I like its classic rendering. Not sure that I nailed focus precisely but in any event the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-03-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,323
Posted By peterm1
Yep, that's me too.

Yep, that's me too.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-03-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,323
Posted By peterm1
So much of my life is driven by chance and...

So much of my life is driven by chance and circumstance. I start out heading down one path only to find myself on another. I go into a camera store intending that my next camera will be a Sony. But...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-02-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,632
Posted By peterm1
I am kind of bemused by certain people raising...

I am kind of bemused by certain people raising the fact that a young fellow from Budapest named Andre Friedman took the working name "Robert Capa" who in time became a celebrity (showing perhaps...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-02-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,834
Posted By peterm1
Call me superficial but deep down I am shallow....

Call me superficial but deep down I am shallow. This is a gorgeous looking lens and if it's elements were made from old beer bottles I think I would still want one. Truth is I already own the 75mm...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-01-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,632
Posted By peterm1
QUOTE: "Originally Posted by willie_901 View...

QUOTE: "Originally Posted by willie_901 View Post
I find it risible to judge the artistic aesthetics of Capa's D-Day photographs. Comparing them to photographs made under pleasant and relaxed...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-01-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,628
Posted By peterm1
OK thanks that is useful to know and did not know...

OK thanks that is useful to know and did not know it.

I would say that some of those limitations do not worry me too much but other(s) could be deal breakers depending on how bad they are in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By peterm1
On the subject of the Summitar blade shapes and...

On the subject of the Summitar blade shapes and their potential impact on images, the thread linked below has a photo taken with the Hex bladed one. While I like good bokeh as much as the next guy I...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-01-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,036
Posted By peterm1
Sorry for my delay in responding. Yes Mikhail, I...

Sorry for my delay in responding. Yes Mikhail, I do enjoy PP - you are absolutely correct. To me it's not just an integral part of the image creation process, in a very real way it is THE key part of...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-28-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,628
Posted By peterm1
In relation to the M8's finder I am referring...

In relation to the M8's finder I am referring primarily to the fact that the M8 finder magnification is, what, (?) something like 0.68x, where the M3 was 0.91x. I used the M3 a lot and loved it. I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-28-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,628
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Raid. When I tell my wife I will blame...

Thanks Raid. When I tell my wife I will blame you. You are safe (just) you are on the other side of the world. As for me though...........................
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-28-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,628
Posted By peterm1
I am toying with the idea of getting one for...

I am toying with the idea of getting one for myself. I have an M8 with which I have a love / hate relationship due mainly to the very pokey viewfinder and the poor dynamic range of its sensor but am...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By peterm1
I would recommend the Summitar 50mm. Its the...

I would recommend the Summitar 50mm. Its the predecessor to the Summicron 50mm f2 and the successor to the Summar 50mm f2. It is in between the two in image quality and most people seem to like it. I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-28-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,632
Posted By peterm1
"Serious historians don't despise statistics to...

"Serious historians don't despise statistics to help making their mind up."

Yep, and serious historians don't despise evidence either......... And all the evidence states that all the people present...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By peterm1
Pretty much as I expected. Makes sense.

Pretty much as I expected. Makes sense.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-27-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,632
Posted By peterm1
Perhaps read what I said in an earlier post about...

Perhaps read what I said in an earlier post about the properties of thermoplastics of which the old celluloid film bases in use during WW2 were characteristic. I may be right or I may be wrong in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 967
Posted By peterm1
This has been around for a while and my...

This has been around for a while and my impression is that you can opt out of using it if you want. (But do not ask me how as I have never used eBay to sell, only to buy). I have only ever seen it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-26-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By peterm1
Was MIOJ only used for those intended for export...

Was MIOJ only used for those intended for export or to be sold at PX shops? I do not know but am interested. After all what self respecting Japanese would want to buy a camera so labelled.
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