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Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-28-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 197,366
Posted By Teuthida
Agreed. De gustibus, my arse.

Agreed. De gustibus, my arse.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-28-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 197,366
Posted By Teuthida
You're entitled to your opinion, just as others...

You're entitled to your opinion, just as others are who disagree with you. In the realm of aesthetics, there are no right answers.

That being said, I disagree vehemently with you. And I have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-27-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,650
Posted By Teuthida
Like the pics. you should do this more often than...

Like the pics. you should do this more often than 30 year intervals.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,191
Posted By Teuthida
That sucks. I had a beautiful M4 I dropped...

That sucks.

I had a beautiful M4 I dropped while living in Paris. Deformed the bottom left end of the camera so bad you couldn't get the bottom plate on.

Took it to the Leica dealer on Beaumarche...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-27-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,511
Posted By Teuthida
None. you'll simply compromise you ability to...

None. you'll simply compromise you ability to post process using alternative color spectrums with no corresponding benefit gained elsewhere.

Color filtration and digital are fundamentally...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-27-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,247
Posted By Teuthida
Yup. This is all you need. Or, if you prefer...

Yup. This is all you need. Or, if you prefer Ilford chemistry,
Ilford 1D11
Ilford Rapid Fixer

As Pickett notes, you just don't need much. While I do use stop bath, it's not necessary. Same with...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-26-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 197,366
Posted By Teuthida
Funny to see this picture appear on this thread....

Funny to see this picture appear on this thread.

This very picture has been the screen saver on my iPad for the last 6 months or so. I googled "chrome m5" and downloaded the best looking chrome M5...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-26-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 197,366
Posted By Teuthida
Agree about the chrome. A chrome M5 is a rare...

Agree about the chrome. A chrome M5 is a rare thing of beauty.

Unfortunately, being a 20 y/0 hipster in 1977, I had to have a black M5. I still love it, but I always keep one eye out for a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-26-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 197,366
Posted By Teuthida
Thumbs up I knew there was a reason I liked you. :p

I knew there was a reason I liked you. :p
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-26-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 197,366
Posted By Teuthida
Let's Discuss the M5

Dear Roger,

I've noticed, obliquely, what seems to be your dismissive attitude re: the M5. This puzzles me, given your recognized expertise about rangefinders and their history. I'm interested in...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-26-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 3,727,484
Posted By Teuthida
No! Give me a book I can hold in my hands, read...

No! Give me a book I can hold in my hands, read in the bathtub, put on my shelf for reference.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-25-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,070
Posted By Teuthida
IMO, you aren't really in a position to negotiate...

IMO, you aren't really in a position to negotiate as you're the one pushing to exhibit your work. The museum has given you a venue, which is a nice gesture in itself. Take it and run with it.
Forum: Photo Software 10-25-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,483
Posted By Teuthida
You've got to pay Leica extra to unlock the glow...

You've got to pay Leica extra to unlock the glow function in CS.4
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-25-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 8,384
Posted By Teuthida
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. He has...

Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

He has some good points, some I don't agree with. Yawn.

He seems very full of himself. Much more so than he should be based on the quality of what he posted....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-24-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 7,517
Posted By Teuthida
You blew it. You should have talked him down to...

You blew it. You should have talked him down to $500. He would have jumped on it. :p
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-24-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 3,727,484
Posted By Teuthida
Not interested in anything digital. "rangefinder"...

Not interested in anything digital. "rangefinder" to me connotes a mechanical film camera.

Not familiar with your books, but can't see the utility of a digital update for the reasons previously...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-22-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By Teuthida
I find it best at 1600 iso, development times as...

I find it best at 1600 iso, development times as per normal in Microphen.
Forum: RFF News 10-22-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 12,943
Posted By Teuthida
Those Miles Davis shots make me sad. Late 80s...

Those Miles Davis shots make me sad. Late 80s techno funk period. Embarrassing. This from the man who brought us the string of incomparable masterpieces from the late fifties quartets with Coltrane...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 17,531
Posted By Teuthida
M5. First Leica with TTL, 25 years before they...

M5.
First Leica with TTL, 25 years before they managed to do it again. Last of the hand built Leicas. A Lwica masterpiece that was poorly marketed and arrived at a time when pros had migrated to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 8,624
Posted By Teuthida
If tap water is good enough for PICTO Paris...

If tap water is good enough for PICTO Paris Bastiile (it is) It's good enough for me.:p
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-21-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,518
Posted By Teuthida
You can buy it in 400' or 1000' rolls directly...

You can buy it in 400' or 1000' rolls directly from Kodak's website.Got a freezer full of it.

Check out Tom A's multi page thread here on RFF. full of great info.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-20-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 8,624
Posted By Teuthida
I only ever bother to use distilled or filtered...

I only ever bother to use distilled or filtered water for the final rinse. When mixing solutions I use tap water.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-19-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 8,503
Posted By Teuthida
It's all part of the dumbing down of photography...

It's all part of the dumbing down of photography via technology, which allows newer photographers to mistake technological crutches for necessities.

Let's face it; if your photographic style...
Forum: Off Topic 10-18-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By Teuthida
I agree. Chasing the latest technology is an...

I agree. Chasing the latest technology is an exercise in futility, and completely unnecessary. My film cameras from the 60s and 70s still give a pride of ownership. Whatever digital cameras I have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 5,239
Posted By Teuthida
you are under exposing every shot. Let's assume...

you are under exposing every shot. Let's assume it's two stops, and you meter is simply "fast" by two stops. To automatically correct for this, set your ISO at one-fourth the box speed (eg. 100 with...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-16-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 12,890
Posted By Teuthida
One camera, one lens. Simplifies everything.

One camera, one lens. Simplifies everything.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-16-2012
Replies: 95
Views: 12,438
Posted By Teuthida
No more relevant than any other camera I use....

No more relevant than any other camera I use. just my preference, born of a long history with one. But there are times I prefer using my F5.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-15-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 11,350
Posted By Teuthida
Maybe it's how I grip the camera. I find that my...

Maybe it's how I grip the camera. I find that my right hand wants to naturally fall on those areas of the camera back that have buttons on them, thus activating something or other without meaning to....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-15-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By Teuthida
I stopped paying attention to guys in powdered...

I stopped paying attention to guys in powdered wigs 30 years ago.

what next? Vlad the Impaler on the Decisive Moment?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-15-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 11,350
Posted By Teuthida
No, that's not it at all. Fuji didn't take the...

No, that's not it at all. Fuji didn't take the time to make a camera that could be used without constantly ploughing thru menus to undo what shouldn't have happened in the first place. Ease of use is...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-15-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 11,350
Posted By Teuthida
Paul, glad you do. I just can't get on with it....

Paul, glad you do. I just can't get on with it. I've also got a Hexar AF, which I love- simple and easy to use.

Unfortunately, the X100 seems so completely cluttered with buttons and features it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-14-2012
Replies: 421
Views: 79,860
Posted By Teuthida
Frankly, some of the better photos I've seen...

Frankly, some of the better photos I've seen posted on RFF are cel photos.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-14-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,496
Posted By Teuthida
Are you feeding the leader into the spool in the...

Are you feeding the leader into the spool in the way it's shown on the camera base I.e. into the spool and then under the spool center?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2012
Replies: 168
Views: 29,228
Posted By Teuthida
Should have styled it just like the M5. That...

Should have styled it just like the M5. That would have got people's attention.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-13-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 15,783
Posted By Teuthida
Never had a problem. Still my favorite digital...

Never had a problem. Still my favorite digital camera. Far better user than my X100, which just sits on the shelf.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-12-2012
Replies: 111
Views: 5,173
Posted By Teuthida
I've read Gravity's Rainbow and Against the Day. ...

I've read Gravity's Rainbow and Against the Day. have no idea what either meant.

Currently re-reading Don Delillo's Underworld.

On the photography front, I'm reading a Phaedon book titled Art and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2012
Replies: 172
Views: 23,339
Posted By Teuthida
I knew it was just a matter of time....

I knew it was just a matter of time....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,295
Posted By Teuthida
You don't necessarily need more than one bulk...

You don't necessarily need more than one bulk loader, as others have suggested. I typically load entire 100' ft rolls in one shot. that's 20 rolls for the fridge.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-11-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 11,350
Posted By Teuthida
I dislike everything about my x100. Ergonomics...

I dislike everything about my x100. Ergonomics suck. Buttons all over the back that you can't help but push and change settings that take hours to figure out how to undo. Completely and utterly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,968
Posted By Teuthida
What do you want to say? This is the most crucial...

What do you want to say? This is the most crucial aspect of any documentary project.

Once you've decided what your message is, have someone whose eye you trust RUTHLESSLY edit down your pictures to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,372
Posted By Teuthida
Go the KEH photo and buy an ex+ M4 with a 35 mm...

Go the KEH photo and buy an ex+ M4 with a 35 mm Summicron. Your granddad will love you till the day he dies.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,438
Posted By Teuthida
North coast is great. Better yet, learn how to...

North coast is great.

Better yet, learn how to develop it yourself. Easy. Cheap. Rewarding.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-09-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 7,283
Posted By Teuthida
So why do we keep chasing newer technology?

So why do we keep chasing newer technology?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-09-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 7,283
Posted By Teuthida
You're not confused, you're irresolute.

You're not confused, you're irresolute.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-09-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,961
Posted By Teuthida
Congratulations Peter.

Congratulations Peter.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,882
Posted By Teuthida
More like "how the hell do I get these cartridges...

More like "how the hell do I get these cartridges in my camera?"
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-07-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,749
Posted By Teuthida
I'm sure tou're right. Not worth it,

I'm sure tou're right. Not worth it,
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-07-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 5,441
Posted By Teuthida
IMO, the best writing that accompanys...

IMO, the best writing that accompanys photograpghs are captions that do not directly comment on the subject pictured but rather lend it context.

I incorporate writing with documentary work. K'm...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-07-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,749
Posted By Teuthida
I'm tempted to tell him to send me the money and...

I'm tempted to tell him to send me the money and see what happens. Keep him working.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-07-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,749
Posted By Teuthida
Is everyone a scammer?

Listed a fuji x100 on Craigslist for $850, as I've sworn off the hassle of EBay.

Get an initial inquiry about the camera - " Is it still available?"

Respond yes.

Then get this:

Hi,
**Is it still...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 9,765
Posted By Teuthida
This is exactly what I said when the M5 came out...

This is exactly what I said when the M5 came out in71.

In hindsight, I was probably the only person saying that.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By Teuthida
Yes........

Yes........
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-07-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,022
Posted By Teuthida
I especially like dropping a rewound exposed bulk...

I especially like dropping a rewound exposed bulk loaded roll of film from the bottom loading Leica and watching it pop the end cap off when it hits the ground.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,747
Posted By Teuthida
I agree with sweeping generalizations like...

I agree with sweeping generalizations like this.

On another note, Gary winogrand was such a dilettante.:p
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-07-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,885
Posted By Teuthida
Who is Eric Kim? The Hong Kong guy who try's to...

Who is Eric Kim? The Hong Kong guy who try's to be funny while gushing about the sublime tactile experience of using a Leica?

I don't consider him a " reviewer."
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-07-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,885
Posted By Teuthida
Well said.....

Well said.....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,747
Posted By Teuthida
Or, if you are willing to spend 3k, like someone...

Or, if you are willing to spend 3k, like someone mentioned above, buy a M6 TTL AND a chrome M4. best of both worlds.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,747
Posted By Teuthida
I have a black M4. I'veowned a number of M4s over...

I have a black M4. I'veowned a number of M4s over the years, and regretted selling each one. hence the next one. The M4 is the best unmetered M, the last traditional M built without compromise (the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-05-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,885
Posted By Teuthida
Agreed. opinions are like ascertain body orifice;...

Agreed. opinions are like ascertain body orifice; everyone has then. Doesn't mean they are correct.

Anybody with a dial up connection can claim to be an expert. Most photo related sites seem to me...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 10-05-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,611
Posted By Teuthida
It'll be expensive for a VC

It'll be expensive for a VC
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-05-2012
Replies: 303
Views: 46,645
Posted By Teuthida
Have: M5 M4 M8 Have had: M5 (3) M4 (4) M6 (1) M7...

Have:
M5
M4
M8

Have had:
M5 (3)
M4 (4)
M6 (1)
M7 (1)
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-02-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 4,198
Posted By Teuthida
Of course you do. Great minds find each other,...

Of course you do. Great minds find each other, somehow, someway, and when they do, the affinity is acknowledged. It's all explained by Post-structuralist hermeneutics.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-02-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 4,198
Posted By Teuthida
Because. Once you read the book you will...

Because.

Once you read the book you will realize you aren't merely "taking pictures if your cat," but rather engaging in a time obfuscating dialogue with all humanity, a dialogue that implicates...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-02-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 4,198
Posted By Teuthida
Then run right out and get a copy now. You'll...

Then run right out and get a copy now. You'll laugh, you'll cry. You will start taking Really really literate pictures of your cat.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-02-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 4,198
Posted By Teuthida
It depends. Do you believe the signifier floats...

It depends.

Do you believe the signifier floats free of the signified and what we are left with is a two dimensional flat surface upon which we inscribe our own peculiar meaning?

If so, you'll...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-02-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,046
Posted By Teuthida
Agreed. Love his work.

Agreed. Love his work.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-02-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 5,798
Posted By Teuthida
Is there something wrong with wanting to own...

Is there something wrong with wanting to own every camera ever made?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-01-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 4,466
Posted By Teuthida
If I was a betting man I'd bet most here on RFF...

If I was a betting man I'd bet most here on RFF do so by taking pictures of their cats.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-01-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 8,467
Posted By Teuthida
Very moving stuff, Maggeio

Very moving stuff, Maggeio
Forum: Travel 10-01-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 10,749
Posted By Teuthida
Don't forget to visit City Lights bookstore. It's...

Don't forget to visit City Lights bookstore. It's where Allen Ginsberg and the Beats used to hang out. They published Ginsberg's great work HOWL. Pick up the recent.y issued THE BEAT GENERATION, a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-01-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,578
Posted By Teuthida
In thinking about what I found off putting about...

In thinking about what I found off putting about this encounter, it's not that the guy was a vulgarian. It's this: I recently picked up a beautiful black m4 from a forum member. It looks like its...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-01-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,578
Posted By Teuthida
Well put. He was a very nice guy, and we shared a...

Well put. He was a very nice guy, and we shared a thumbs up about the fact we shared the same camera. I guess I'm just an old guy with a failure of imagination, not understanding how anyone could own...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-30-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,578
Posted By Teuthida
Oy vey

Standing on Sunset Beach in Hawaii today at a scenic overlook. Leica M5 in hand (only because I've learned never to leave anything in a car in Hawaii).

Japanese tourist with m9 with a 50 Summilux...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 09-30-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,925
Posted By Teuthida
You sold your x100 expecting an x200? :bang:

You sold your x100 expecting an x200? :bang:
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-30-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,046
Posted By Teuthida
Show us your Monochrome

Let's see em.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 21,732
Posted By Teuthida
Pentax k1000. A year ago I was in LA for a day...

Pentax k1000.

A year ago I was in LA for a day with 10 rolls of TriX and no camera - long story.

Went to Samys to buy cheap camera. Came back with K1000. Fell in love. The essence of a no frills...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-28-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,441
Posted By Teuthida
Yvan, I shoot RAW, then post process in Silver...

Yvan,

I shoot RAW, then post process in Silver Efex. I find the RAW files produce stunning B&W files.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-28-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,137
Posted By Teuthida
Yes. Sorry to confuse. The ? Snuck in there by...

Yes. Sorry to confuse. The ? Snuck in there by mistake. I have a VC 21 which I love. Great street shooter.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-28-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,137
Posted By Teuthida
VC 21 f4.?.......

VC 21 f4.?.......
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-27-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,441
Posted By Teuthida
No. Not for a college student. Don't go down the...

No. Not for a college student.

Don't go down the road of chasing optical perfection until you're a well-established __________ making $300k a year and can afford to splurge to have "the best."

IMO,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-27-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,441
Posted By Teuthida
If you shoot B&w, then the M8 is the camera for...

If you shoot B&w, then the M8 is the camera for you. I too have a Fuji x100 which never gets used because I find the B&w files from the M8 to be so much better. It's because of the increased spectral...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-26-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 7,432
Posted By Teuthida
That looks like Rembrantsplein on the right,...

That looks like Rembrantsplein on the right, correct? I remember it fondly: it's where I'd go find my stolen bike and buy it back for $10. Had the same bike stolen three times. Each time I found it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-25-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 11,929
Posted By Teuthida
I'd argue just the opposite: if your "...

I'd argue just the opposite: if your " creativity" depends upon your tools it isn't really creativity. it's gimmickry.

RobertFrank = 1 camera, 1 35mm lens, some Tri-X. with that combo he literally...
Forum: Photo Software 09-25-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,373
Posted By Teuthida
Nothing else. Worth every penny.

Nothing else. Worth every penny.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-25-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,219
Posted By Teuthida
Reverence For Your Equipment

Not specifically photo related, but I think it applies to those who still love and use mechanical cameras, those built for a lifetime of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-25-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 11,929
Posted By Teuthida
I'm done chasing the technology curve. The new M...

I'm done chasing the technology curve.

The new M just doesnt appeal to me. If and when I replace my m8 it'll be with an MM, but I see no need to pay a premium for one as an early adopter.

I was out...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-23-2012
Replies: 100
Views: 17,203
Posted By Teuthida
I don't believe in "an eye." I believe in good...

I don't believe in "an eye." I believe in good editing skills.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-22-2012
Replies: 5,283
Views: 795,294
Posted By Teuthida
He is "paying attention to his processing." He's...

He is "paying attention to his processing." He's processing it so that it conforms to how he sees the scene.

This sort of "critique" certainly isnt going to help him become a better photographer....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-21-2012
Replies: 5,283
Views: 795,294
Posted By Teuthida
Think of your critics as, in the words of Billy...

Think of your critics as, in the words of Billy Shakespeare, "small dogs nipping as a greatman's heels."
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-21-2012
Replies: 136
Views: 18,399
Posted By Teuthida
Make It Stop!!!!!!!!

Make It Stop!!!!!!!!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,747
Posted By Teuthida
Somebody mistakenly thinks they're funny.

Somebody mistakenly thinks they're funny.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 8,167
Posted By Teuthida
I don't see the problem. They're owning/using...

I don't see the problem. They're owning/using Leicas for the same exact reasons 95% of people here are....and you know it.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-19-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 10,326
Posted By Teuthida
My m8 still works fine. As I shoot only B&W, I...

My m8 still works fine. As I shoot only B&W, I actually prefer it to the M9 as its infrared spectral sensitivity gives very beautiful and unique B&W files, a look I much prefer to the files from an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,229
Posted By Teuthida
cameras stopped being mechanical devices and...

cameras stopped being mechanical devices and became computers 10 years ago. Same product cycles as laptops, same marketing gimmicks.

Just expect to either 1) buy a new one every two years if you...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 10,940
Posted By Teuthida
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 4,919
Posted By Teuthida
No...........

No...........
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-17-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,537
Posted By Teuthida
Sinar X. Looks good sitting in the corner on it's...

Sinar X. Looks good sitting in the corner on it's tripod. Damn hard to get the thing onto a plane in my carry-on, and I'm not crazy about TSA folks asking me to open my boxes of unexposed 4x5 film to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 149
Views: 19,618
Posted By Teuthida
Leica is following a tried and true two-tier...

Leica is following a tried and true two-tier strategy they've used in the past with their film Ms. The M2 was introduced as a no-frills cheaper alternative to the M3. the CL was introduced along with...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-16-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 10,202
Posted By Teuthida
Needs a CAT mode or I'm not buying

Needs a CAT mode or I'm not buying
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-15-2012
Replies: 85
Views: 9,648
Posted By Teuthida
It's not small, and it's not manual, but it's a...

It's not small, and it's not manual, but it's a great camera you cn pick up for next to nothing: F5. Bought mine new 12 years ago and still love it.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-13-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,713
Posted By Teuthida
Robert Frank had a 35mm rangefinder, a 35 mm...

Robert Frank had a 35mm rangefinder, a 35 mm lens, and some Tri-X. go look at LONDON/WALES and tell me anyone needs anything more than that.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-13-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,713
Posted By Teuthida
No. No one's is.

No. No one's is.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-13-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 10,022
Posted By Teuthida
You're overthinking things You've got a camera....

You're overthinking things You've got a camera. Go use it. The sooner you get past the gear fetish the better you'll become.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-11-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 9,666
Posted By Teuthida
I know you haven't asked, and it doesn't match...

I know you haven't asked, and it doesn't match your criteria, but....give the 3.5 voigtlander a look. Very compact, great images corner to corner. Relatively inexpensive. Its my go to lens on the M8
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,994
Posted By Teuthida
The false assumption is that the files as they...

The false assumption is that the files as they come out of the camera are somehow "neutral." it reflects a naïveté about the nature of photographs.

All photographs are interpretations. The one that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By Teuthida
I personally love the look of the RED modulars.

I personally love the look of the RED modulars.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 19,635
Posted By Teuthida
Why doesn't Leica have Cosina build an...

Why doesn't Leica have Cosina build an inexpensive digital M body? A digital CL? 18 mp FF, manual exposure and focus, no bells and whistles. They'd sell a bunch of them.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-10-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 10,519
Posted By Teuthida
Why? I've got an x100.

Why? I've got an x100.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 5,798
Posted By Teuthida
Free black paint m2. About 15 years ago, a good...

Free black paint m2.

About 15 years ago, a good friend told me he had a box of "junk" cameras in his closet tat had been bequeathed to him by his uncle, who apparently was a staff photographer for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,773
Posted By Teuthida
You mistakenly bought the Nokton Lomography...

You mistakenly bought the Nokton Lomography version.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2012
Replies: 140
Views: 12,620
Posted By Teuthida
Mmm, these grapes sure are sour.:p

Mmm, these grapes sure are sour.:p
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-09-2012
Replies: 204
Views: 21,508
Posted By Teuthida
I want a negative. Not 1s and 0s on a hard drive....

I want a negative. Not 1s and 0s on a hard drive. Call me crazy.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,613
Posted By Teuthida
You have a good eye. You're still searching for a...

You have a good eye. You're still searching for a style.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-08-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,243
Posted By Teuthida
I wonder if voigtlander makes a 4/3rds adaptor?

I wonder if voigtlander makes a 4/3rds adaptor?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,310
Posted By Teuthida
M5 is a great camera. Bought one new in 74. Still...

M5 is a great camera. Bought one new in 74. Still have it. bought a first run m6, sold it. Bought m7, sold it. M5 is the best of the three. best ergonomics, best meter.

For unmetered M, M4 is the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-06-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,542
Posted By Teuthida
When are they going to bring back Panatomic X and...

When are they going to bring back Panatomic X and Plus X?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 4,003
Posted By Teuthida
apparently the mint they are referring to is...

apparently the mint they are referring to is located in the third world.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-04-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,498
Posted By Teuthida
Seconded.....

Seconded.....
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-04-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,498
Posted By Teuthida
You need film developer, stop bath and fixer. You...

You need film developer, stop bath and fixer. You need a developing tank. You need a thermometer to measure liquid temps. You need cloths pins or something similar with which to hang your film to...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-04-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,777
Posted By Teuthida
Agree: Exceptional photo.

Agree: Exceptional photo.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2012
Replies: 7,429
Views: 3,787,723
Posted By Teuthida
Gorgeous. You still selling?

Gorgeous. You still selling?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2012
Replies: 7,429
Views: 3,787,723
Posted By Teuthida
Beautiful. I, for one, LOVE the M5. love how it...

Beautiful. I, for one, LOVE the M5. love how it looks and love how it works....and I've always thought it looks best with a small, compact lens.
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-02-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 85,023
Posted By Teuthida
When I'm out with my M5 most people just point...

When I'm out with my M5 most people just point and laugh.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2012
Replies: 83
Views: 13,804
Posted By Teuthida
PayPal is located in Omaha NE. call the Attorney...

PayPal is located in Omaha NE. call the Attorney General's Office in Nebraska and file a formal complaint. Works like a charm.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-28-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,306
Posted By Teuthida
When and if my M8 screen goes south I'll throw...

When and if my M8 screen goes south I'll throw the camera in the trash and buy something else. Simple, really. Anybody who thinks a digital Leica is going to have the same shelf life as their film M...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2012
Replies: 193
Views: 22,847
Posted By Teuthida
Old guys with Leicas walking around looking for...

Old guys with Leicas walking around looking for subjects with serious looks on their faces. ten extra pet peeve points if they have a ponytail or are wearing a beret.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 7,839
Posted By Teuthida
One more plaything for nouveau riche philistines...

One more plaything for nouveau riche philistines while 4/5ths of the world squats in their corrugated tin hovels. If that works for you, have at it.
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-02-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 11,869
Posted By Teuthida
The smell of fixer

The smell of fixer
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-30-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 7,384
Posted By Teuthida
Just give me a place on the camera back where I...

Just give me a place on the camera back where I can put my thumb without pushing some damn button or moving some dial.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-07-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 23,293
Posted By Teuthida
Seconded. I much prefer my M8 to my x100. And the...

Seconded. I much prefer my M8 to my x100. And the b&w files are stunning.
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-02-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By Teuthida
well done.

well done.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-02-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,562
Posted By Teuthida
Very common m8 problem. Avoid continous mode...

Very common m8 problem. Avoid continous mode unless you use a x600 write speed SD card. I had the same problem with a x133 write speed card. The faster write speed card cured it.

As a general rule,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,960
Posted By Teuthida
Put it away. Buy a user and use it, Take the LHSA...

Put it away. Buy a user and use it, Take the LHSA out and fondle it ocassionally. Consider it money in the bank. Every now and then run a roll thru it and take pictures of your cat while imagining...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-02-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 37,151
Posted By Teuthida
What I find interesting is that some of the same...

What I find interesting is that some of the same people who argue the real world merits of spending ridiculous money to have the best "glass" will so easily degrade their lens by putting a $50...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-18-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 9,861
Posted By Teuthida
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-17-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 9,861
Posted By Teuthida
Lack of forward thinking on rangefinderforum.com?...

Lack of forward thinking on rangefinderforum.com? I'm shocked, I tell you! Shocked!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-16-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 8,999
Posted By Teuthida
APS-C is much superior to the best 35mm can...

APS-C is much superior to the best 35mm can offer. I'm a film guy, but the obvious is obvious.

20+ mpx FF is the new MF. For that matter, files from my 10 mpx M8 are better than what I get from...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-16-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 9,861
Posted By Teuthida
No one is asking you to give up photography. The...

No one is asking you to give up photography. The " new wave" is just a new way to find an audience for your work.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-16-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 9,861
Posted By Teuthida
I agree that seeing a print is a much more...

I agree that seeing a print is a much more rewarding experience.

My point is that multimedia presentations are becoming more the norm, like it or not. And if you want your work seen, you may want...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-16-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 9,861
Posted By Teuthida
I have a few photos being shown at Arles....on a...

I have a few photos being shown at Arles....on a video installation.

Come join the real world, folks,
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-16-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 8,999
Posted By Teuthida
You managed to pack a lot of misstatements in...

You managed to pack a lot of misstatements in such brief post.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-15-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 9,861
Posted By Teuthida
I'm combining still photography with digital...

I'm combining still photography with digital videa for "documentary photography" projects. The photographs are "developed and printed" in LR and then are moved into an "event" in Final Cut Pro where...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-13-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,070
Posted By Teuthida
I'd prefer you reply in iambic hexameter.

I'd prefer you reply in iambic hexameter.
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-13-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,070
Posted By Teuthida
I challange your premise that you can be a...

I challange your premise that you can be a "photographer" and NEVER have used film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,267
Posted By Teuthida
Forgive me for answering a q for Tom, but halving...

Forgive me for answering a q for Tom, but halving development time from 1:1 dilution isnt necessarily correct. Check the digitaltruth website for specific times as full dilution.

As foe D76 as a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,463
Posted By Teuthida
I agree. All I need is my M5, F5, Hexar Af, Fuji...

I agree. All I need is my M5, F5, Hexar Af, Fuji GA645, M8, X100, D3x and Sinar P2.

Keep it simple.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,043
Posted By Teuthida
I love film. Film rocks. I just developed a...

I love film. Film rocks.

I just developed a whole bunch of film from a personal project that i sat on for a year. In the interim I've been shooting an extended documentary project completely...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-11-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 60,510
Posted By Teuthida
Wow. Amazing how different perceptions can be. I...

Wow. Amazing how different perceptions can be.

I own both, and love the x100, while grudgingly accepting the limitations of the m8 precisely because I shoot only b&w, and IMO the b&w files from the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-10-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,460
Posted By Teuthida
No. Photography is not abstract expressionist...

No. Photography is not abstract expressionist painting. Its precise charm for the instagram generation is that it is reality, but reality manipulated by them to show how [fill the blank with the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-10-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 590,476
Posted By Teuthida
Congratulations. Thanks for the kind words.

Congratulations.

Thanks for the kind words.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-09-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 590,476
Posted By Teuthida
Won't be there but have pictures being shown as...

Won't be there but have pictures being shown as part of the screening installation in Gallerie Huit.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2012
Replies: 262
Views: 30,517
Posted By Teuthida
darn good auestion:p

darn good auestion:p
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2012
Replies: 262
Views: 30,517
Posted By Teuthida
Irrelevant

Irrelevant
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2012
Replies: 262
Views: 30,517
Posted By Teuthida
Unfair to keep it to RFs. Nikon F5 w 50mm 1.8,...

Unfair to keep it to RFs.

Nikon F5 w 50mm 1.8, loaded with HP5.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-07-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 4,319
Posted By Teuthida
Sell everything but one, any one, and give the...

Sell everything but one, any one, and give the money to charity.

There are familes of four in Marks, Mississippi living on less per year than what you've spent on your 50mm lenses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 7,995
Posted By Teuthida
I ran into a guy just like you yesterday. Late...

I ran into a guy just like you yesterday.

Late fifties, beard, wearing a beret.

Leica M6 around his neck. Making Art.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-05-2012
Replies: 229
Views: 30,761
Posted By Teuthida
Nikon f5. The last, and best, pro film camera...

Nikon f5. The last, and best, pro film camera made by Nikon. 150k rated titanium shutter. Built like a brick sh#thouse.

The F6 is a fondler's camera in comparison.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-04-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,839
Posted By Teuthida
I would recommend three Works I've used to help...

I would recommend three Works I've used to help beginning students shed some of their naivity about photos and how they function:

The Photograph: A Strange, Confined Space by Mary Price - HOw the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-04-2012
Replies: 139
Views: 30,146
Posted By Teuthida
Great shot

Great shot
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-04-2012
Replies: 139
Views: 30,146
Posted By Teuthida
Nikkor 50 1.8. Sharpest 50mm Nikon has ever made....

Nikkor 50 1.8. Sharpest 50mm Nikon has ever made. You can buy one brand spankin new, with AF, for 120 clams.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-04-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,861
Posted By Teuthida
In any event, Adele was a "looker."...

In any event, Adele was a "looker." IMHO.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-04-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,861
Posted By Teuthida
It is a beautiful picture...but there's something...

It is a beautiful picture...but there's something a little off with the cropping. Too close to Astaire's head.

Of course, this is simply MHO.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-03-2012
Replies: 179
Views: 29,460
Posted By Teuthida
Only when I develop ACROS films and am using a...

Only when I develop ACROS films and am using a re-usable developer. The ACROS films have a very strong anti-halation dye that turns yo ur developer purple.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-02-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,330
Posted By Teuthida
you have a light leak in your camera comng from...

you have a light leak in your camera comng from the bottom plate upward. Its causing light to strike the film while the film is engaged in the teeth of the film advancement. so, by default, its...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-01-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,670
Posted By Teuthida
very nice......

very nice......
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-31-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 15,070
Posted By Teuthida
Don't be a dummy. Get an F5: 8 frames per second...

Don't be a dummy. Get an F5: 8 frames per second with built in motor while autofocusing and a self-diagnostic shutter designed for at least 150.000 actuations all coming in a magnesium alloy housing...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-31-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By Teuthida
Peopke would be obsessing about being able to...

Peopke would be obsessing about being able to reproduce that 'Leica Glow' on film.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-31-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,604
Posted By Teuthida
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sucker

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sucker
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-31-2012
Replies: 105
Views: 11,552
Posted By Teuthida
I never could get on with a 28. Seemed too wide,...

I never could get on with a 28. Seemed too wide, while the 35 seems wide but normal. Of course, this preference was developed while shooting film. the 28 on my m8 is just right.
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-31-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,223
Posted By Teuthida
well said.

well said.
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-31-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,223
Posted By Teuthida
You're tone deaf.

You're tone deaf.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-31-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5,809
Posted By Teuthida
It's fascinating to see the perceptions (often...

It's fascinating to see the perceptions (often mistaken) of the digital generation about film photography. I get the sense most equate film with the low-fi retro craze like lomo etc and have no clue...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-30-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 15,070
Posted By Teuthida
anybody who buys an f2 when they can buy a mint...

anybody who buys an f2 when they can buy a mint f5 for the same price needs to have their head examined,
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-29-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,663
Posted By Teuthida
buy the fuji x100.

buy the fuji x100.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-29-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,487
Posted By Teuthida
Have the same problem. Never could figure out...

Have the same problem. Never could figure out where the leak was. Thanks,
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 4,523
Posted By Teuthida
Classic Film/Developer Combos

After a lifetime of shooting TriX and developing it in D76, the last few years have seen me experimenting with other Film/developer combos. Specifically, I love:
HP5 @ 800 is in DDX 1:4
PAN F @ 50...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-25-2012
Replies: 133
Views: 23,128
Posted By Teuthida
In other words, "Oh Yea of Little...

In other words, "Oh Yea of Little Faith...."
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-25-2012
Replies: 133
Views: 23,128
Posted By Teuthida
http://www.brainyquote.com/words/su/sucker225823.h...

http://www.brainyquote.com/words/su/sucker225823.html
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-22-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 4,526
Posted By Teuthida
In my book, anything that uses a window not...

In my book, anything that uses a window not routed thru the optics to compose your subject is a rangefinder. With the exception of TLRS, of course. And probably a few more exceptions I can't think of...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-22-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,223
Posted By Teuthida
If you want to augment your Bessa/film...

If you want to augment your Bessa/film experience, try shooting an F5, which you can pick up used for $350. Its like shooting a D4, but with film. AF, AE, motorized drive, matrix metering etc. After...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-20-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 7,704
Posted By Teuthida
As PT Barnum said....

As PT Barnum said....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,807
Posted By Teuthida
For All Those Who Just Bought a Digital Hassy

.....your "investment" has just automatically depreciated 23%.

http://www.hasselblad.com/promotions/camera-prices.aspx


In further news, Leica responds to Hasselblad's surprising announcement by...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 5,558
Posted By Teuthida
Neopan SS pushed to 200iso and developed in...

Neopan SS pushed to 200iso and developed in Rodinal. Nice grain. Lots of it.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-19-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 9,759
Posted By Teuthida
Right. Remind me how much a 35mm Summicron...

Right. Remind me how much a 35mm Summicron is......
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-18-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 9,759
Posted By Teuthida
I give the OP high marks for the great parody...

I give the OP high marks for the great parody post.

Next subject: Given the impending introduction of the M10, is the MM now obsolete?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-18-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By Teuthida
Sucker. [just kidding. Kind of.]

Sucker. [just kidding. Kind of.]
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-18-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,453
Posted By Teuthida
Oh boy.......

Oh boy.......
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-15-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 8,040
Posted By Teuthida
The camera is perfect with the 23/35. Screwing on...

The camera is perfect with the 23/35. Screwing on an adaptor to give a 28mm FOV seems Rube Goldbergesque to me.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-14-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 2,925
Posted By Teuthida
Exceptional. Congratulations.

Exceptional. Congratulations.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-13-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,279
Posted By Teuthida
It's a shame, because (based on review of your...

It's a shame, because (based on review of your website) you have a good eye.

Set yourself a reportage project. About anything. Pick 15-20 of the best and exhibit them at your coffehouse.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-13-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,655
Posted By Teuthida
Absolutely love my X100. My M8 has been...

Absolutely love my X100. My M8 has been collecting dust since I bought the Fuji. Image quality is about the same (both more than sufficient for my needs) but the X100 is so much more fun to use.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-13-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 11,457
Posted By Teuthida
I used fo be a Leica guy, back when we used film....

I used fo be a Leica guy, back when we used film. Now I'm a Fuji guy.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-12-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 18,086
Posted By Teuthida
Of course you'd never blame the camera for your...

Of course you'd never blame the camera for your own shortcomings, would you.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,351
Posted By Teuthida
Now buy an 8 reel tank, some Rodinal and Fixer...

Now buy an 8 reel tank, some Rodinal and Fixer and you're home free.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-12-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,279
Posted By Teuthida
Its not about 'what' you choose to photograph....

Its not about 'what' you choose to photograph.

It's your relation to it, your feeling for it, and your unified vision of it as a subject.

Emphasis o UNIFIED VISION. Most work I see posted here...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-11-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 11,889
Posted By Teuthida
Yes. The fact that Leica is shipping it with SEP2...

Yes. The fact that Leica is shipping it with SEP2 says wverything you need to know about whether they've succeeded in producing a camera that produces analog quality B&W out of the box. if it did,...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-11-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 5,118
Posted By Teuthida
Was taught by an actual Master, one of the greats...

Was taught by an actual Master, one of the greats whose work all of you have seen, but suck myself.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 3,987
Posted By Teuthida
continue to shoot hp5, which I've always prefered.

continue to shoot hp5, which I've always prefered.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,380
Posted By Teuthida
I'm more than happy with my Jupiter 8, thank you.

I'm more than happy with my Jupiter 8, thank you.
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