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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 81
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Posted By Archiver
Missionary, doggy, cowgirl, spoons... :D

Missionary, doggy, cowgirl, spoons... :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,729
Posted By Archiver
I go through exactly the same phases with almost...

I go through exactly the same phases with almost everything I want to buy. I'm heavy on research because I want to be happy with my purchase. Also interesting is noticing how I go through phases of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 268
Views: 36,827
Posted By Archiver
Yes, indeed. If it wasn't for the noisy mirror...

Yes, indeed. If it wasn't for the noisy mirror slap, I could shoot with the ME and a few lenses for all of my film needs. The quiet shutter is why I got into RF's in the first place, apart from the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 268
Views: 36,827
Posted By Archiver
I may have posted these here before, but here are...

I may have posted these here before, but here are some images taken with my Dad's Pentax ME, now owned by me! Pentax M SMC 50mm f1.4. The small Pentax bodies like the ME, ME Super and MX are utterly...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 2 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 5,743
Posted By Archiver
I have mixed feelings about the X100 (original)....

I have mixed feelings about the X100 (original). The form factor, hybrid VF, everything about its handling is great. The files are pretty decent, too. But I still have issues with the colour, even...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,729
Posted By Archiver
Thanks to the magic of Google cache, I've been...

Thanks to the magic of Google cache, I've been able to read the original post and some of the responses. The OP doesn't look like a troll, unless they're one of us pretending to be a newbie. There's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,729
Posted By Archiver
TBH I can imagine owning the 50 Lux and 50 APO,...

TBH I can imagine owning the 50 Lux and 50 APO, although I don't, and would consider owning both a little superfluous. But that's me, I certainly wouldn't begrudge anyone owning anything, as long as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,729
Posted By Archiver
Some people have the less common combination of...

Some people have the less common combination of wanting 'the best' while never having used it before, plus the disposable funds to accomplish that dream. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,729
Posted By Archiver
Okay, that seems fair. People have different...

Okay, that seems fair. People have different thresholds of what they deem 'acceptable' for expenditure and walking around. It's a matter of what you're used to, and whether you worked your way up...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,729
Posted By Archiver
Can anyone refresh me as to what this thread was...

Can anyone refresh me as to what this thread was about? Did I miss anything?
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,016
Posted By Archiver
I've only ever returned one camera related thing,...

I've only ever returned one camera related thing, which was a Leica X1 which I discovered had been used, but sold as new. There were still pictures in the internal memory! Back it went to the brick...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By Archiver
I've been reading and lurking since 2008 or 2009,...

I've been reading and lurking since 2008 or 2009, but only started posting about five or six years ago, and I've only made about 1100 posts so far. This forum is a goldmine of information and a real...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 5,743
Posted By Archiver
@Magnus919 - very intriguing colours and...

@Magnus919 - very intriguing colours and compositions. How do you process your X100F images? What program do you use? I've long thought about a X100F but I'm wary of using Lightroom for X-Trans files.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 1 Week Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 18,816
Posted By Archiver
I didn't know that this thread was over ten years...

I didn't know that this thread was over ten years old! In honour of our departed Roger, I'll add my comments.

Like just about everyone, I began with just one camera, and the lens that came with it....
Forum: Fuji X Series 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Archiver
These are very cool, in composition and colour....

These are very cool, in composition and colour. Nice work.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 213
Views: 9,549
Posted By Archiver
Helen, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Allow...

Helen, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Allow yourself to feel whatever is necessary as you move through this time. You have the support of us all.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By Archiver
This is a really interesting project, and one...

This is a really interesting project, and one that Polaroids suited perfectly. Being instant, you could take a picture then immediately write a date on the back. It's also very sad when you...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By Archiver
Fujifilm Natura Black f1.9 with Fuji XTRA 400....

Fujifilm Natura Black f1.9 with Fuji XTRA 400. Man, I love this camera.



https://live.staticflickr.com/82/267635138_e2d60bc424_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pDGAW)Natura - old and older...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Archiver
I think this series is even more relevant to the...

I think this series is even more relevant to the RFF crowd because it was produced around the time of the gear that we like. So many of us have cameras from Pentax, Minolta, Leica, old Nikon and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Archiver
You And Your Camera - weekly magazine from the '70s

In 1979, Eaglemoss Publications of London began production of the weekly magazine, You And Your Camera. Aimed at beginner and enthusiast photographers, YAYC was filled with articles about gear,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,703
Posted By Archiver
This is such a great thread! I love the...

This is such a great thread! I love the Polaroids, they give such an emotional sense of the trip.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 1 Week Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 29,657
Posted By Archiver
If only Olympus would make a 35 SP or Trip in...

If only Olympus would make a 35 SP or Trip in digital form. The closest you can get right now would be an Olympus E-PL9 or Pen-F with the Olympus 17mm f1.8 lens. For more resolution, the Panasonic...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 213
Views: 9,549
Posted By Archiver
Dearest Helen, I have been thinking of you and...

Dearest Helen, I have been thinking of you and Eric so much in the last few days. I won't say that everything happens for a reason, or that Eric will be at peace, because even though these things are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,700
Posted By Archiver
It would be difficult to 'give up' something that...

It would be difficult to 'give up' something that has been a very large part of your life for so long. On the other hand, moving your interest from capture to collation is a large and extremely...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 376
Views: 65,360
Posted By Archiver
@petronius - thank you for the very detailed...

@petronius - thank you for the very detailed breakdown, that was great. It's interesting to note that your film usage has hovered between 20 and 40 rolls per year for the last five or six years....
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 910
Posted By Archiver
There are sides for both, here. There have...

There are sides for both, here.



There have been many, many times when I've wanted to Like a photo posted in the forum, but I've had to go to the flickr page to do it. But that means I can't show...
Forum: Digital Compacts 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 2,060
Posted By Archiver
I just love the RX0. The more I use it, the more...

I just love the RX0. The more I use it, the more I like it.
1. Portability. It goes in a pocket and I can barely feel it until I want it. It's the size of the average DSLR battery.


2. Stealth....
Forum: Digital Compacts 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 3,634
Posted By Archiver
I just wish my Ricoh cameras were more reliable....

I just wish my Ricoh cameras were more reliable. All have developed faults sooner than I would like. My first Ricoh GXR body bricked itself one day. It just wouldn't power up. GRD III lens block...
Forum: Digital Compacts 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By Archiver
@emraphoto - I love the video capabilities of the...

@emraphoto - I love the video capabilities of the LX10. In good light and under some ranges, it cuts seamlessly with my GH4. It's perfect for casual family and friends shooting. It would be great...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 267
Views: 13,565
Posted By Archiver
Back with my M9. It's always high on my list, but...

Back with my M9. It's always high on my list, but it's getting extra love lately because I hang it across my shoulder while shooting video work, and I get some images between takes. The images are...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 376
Views: 65,360
Posted By Archiver
@petronius - I only just realized you've been...

@petronius - I only just realized you've been doing this for nine years!

How many rolls of film do you shoot, on average? What's a high amount for you? What's a low amount?

Has the Rollei given you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By Archiver
Pick up the film camera that catches your eye...

Pick up the film camera that catches your eye right now. Handle it, look through the viewfinder, fire off a few dry shots. Put on a different lens and shoot a few more dry shots. Play with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By Archiver
In China there is a 'social credit system' which...

In China there is a 'social credit system' which is intended to bring the population into line. What is possibly the most sophisticated facial recognition system in the world is connected with their...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By Archiver
The problem lies in how the technology is used....

The problem lies in how the technology is used. As @peterm1 said, private corporations like Facebook and Twitter are now screening for 'hate speech', but who determines what is hate speech, and where...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By Archiver
As a relevant reply to the slightly irrelevant...

As a relevant reply to the slightly irrelevant tangent. Hong Kong is a place close to my heart, as I have close friends and extended family living there. There is a distinct media spin war occurring...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By Archiver
Not sure where I read this, but many years ago,...

Not sure where I read this, but many years ago, a man could walk into a rehearsal at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne and take pictures. This would never happen now, which is a shame,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,566
Posted By Archiver
"Roughly used M6". I'm struggling not to laugh as...

"Roughly used M6". I'm struggling not to laugh as I think of a grizzled old Frenchman who blows his nose in his hand, wipes it on his crotch, then brings his battered M6 to his eye.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,657
Posted By Archiver
The advance of tech means that old gear is...

The advance of tech means that old gear is becoming affordable much faster. The original 5D sells for about $550 AUD and the Mark II for a few hundred more. They take images which still hold up now;...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,657
Posted By Archiver
That's incredibly cool about those images from...

That's incredibly cool about those images from 2000. Unfortunately, I've lost a batch or two or images from CD's that have died, not to mention a heap of files. This made me migrate everything to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,657
Posted By Archiver
The funny thing is, at every point in history,...

The funny thing is, at every point in history, people look at advancements and improvements and think how lucky they are. People in the days of the M3 would certainly have sung its praises. Olympus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,657
Posted By Archiver
My family has quite a collection of prints and a...

My family has quite a collection of prints and a few slides from decades past. We have no idea as to the exact dates they were taken, apart from gauging things based on how old the subjects are. My...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,657
Posted By Archiver
An anecdote: in the late 80s and 90s, I had...

An anecdote: in the late 80s and 90s, I had friends who were quite interested in camcorders, and to a lesser extent, cameras. Some recorded themselves doing comedy skits, others recorded their rock...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,657
Posted By Archiver
My first camera was a 110 film cassette camera in...

My first camera was a 110 film cassette camera in the very early 80s. but I learned photography with Dad's Pentax ME. As a kid, I was sort of caught between Mum telling me to 'just take pictures' and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,846
Views: 294,217
Posted By Archiver
It's fascinating to see the ways people process...

It's fascinating to see the ways people process their M9 images. Here are a few more recent images from mine.


https://live.staticflickr.com/1792/28961485707_7ff8d8b497_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,078
Posted By Archiver
I wonder how many more of these Leica can make...

I wonder how many more of these Leica can make from the M9 sensor trade-ins? It's likely that the spare top and bottom plates for M9-P upgrades and repairs are being used for these cameras.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 213
Views: 9,549
Posted By Archiver
Helen, I only know you and Eric from RFF, and...

Helen, I only know you and Eric from RFF, and both your artistry is so evident in the photos you've shared here. Am glad to know that Eric is home in a safe place with people who love him. The magick...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,759
Posted By Archiver
When shooting with the GH4 and Voigtlander m43...

When shooting with the GH4 and Voigtlander m43 primes, I found it fairly easy to use liveview and 'roll' the focus with the action. Not so with a rangefinder, which was quite annoying. Random...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,490
Posted By Archiver
I love the Voigtlander 15 on the Ricoh GXR-M for...

I love the Voigtlander 15 on the Ricoh GXR-M for the same reason. My version is the first, non-coupled version, but that's fine with liveview and the very deep depth of field.



The Zeiss 21mm on...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,490
Posted By Archiver
Have a great trip, man! You've got a really good...

Have a great trip, man! You've got a really good kit there. It will be interesting to know which camera/focal length you used the most on this trip, and why. Keep in touch if you're able. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,759
Posted By Archiver
@charjohncarter - so this was shot with a 90mm...

@charjohncarter - so this was shot with a 90mm Elmarit on a Bessa R, very nice.

@Vince Lupo - these images are stunning, they've got a real classic reportage look to them.

@mcfingon - I love that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,759
Posted By Archiver
Wow, these images are superb! Thank you for the...

Wow, these images are superb! Thank you for the input and inspiration. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,759
Posted By Archiver
This is probably just my GAS talking, but I've...

This is probably just my GAS talking, but I've had my eye on the Sony A system ever since it came out, and it's been getting better and better over the years. I've got a lot of Panasonic gear, but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,759
Posted By Archiver
Oh, I'm never letting go of rangefinders for...

Oh, I'm never letting go of rangefinders for sports work, it's hella fun and I enjoy the results when I get them. I think of it like driving a manual racecar from the old days. As for pro sports...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,759
Posted By Archiver
Yeah, the missed opportunities bug me. Of course...

Yeah, the missed opportunities bug me. Of course there will be a lot of hit and miss with fast moving action, even with modern systems, but today's tech should give a lot more keepers than a slow...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,759
Posted By Archiver
Some of those images are great, some are more...

Some of those images are great, some are more impressionistic than others. Interesting that he used Canon binoculars for the long distance images, and an unidentified Schneider lens.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,759
Posted By Archiver
I've tried to shoot boxing from ringside with a...

I've tried to shoot boxing from ringside with a 21mm and 28mm, and while I like the images, sometimes the action takes place on the other side of the ring, and the figures become part of the scenery...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,759
Posted By Archiver
Thank you to everyone for your experiences,...

Thank you to everyone for your experiences, suggestions and images. The images of the hurdler and the velodrome are stunning. They also emphasize that you must be safely close to the action, and be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,759
Posted By Archiver
Shooting sports with a rangefinder

Last week, I was able to shoot a sports team training indoors. I have to say that trying to shoot them with a rangefinder was not fun. Because I usually shoot wide open or close to it, trying to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 4,755
Posted By Archiver
So if my endless hard drives are essentially safe...

So if my endless hard drives are essentially safe from prying eyes because they contain too many pictures for others to look at, then my best bet for images to survive me is Godfrey's plan. Godfrey...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By Archiver
Good point about live view. A lot of rangefinder...

Good point about live view. A lot of rangefinder purists think it's unnecessary, and while that's true, it makes life easier in some situations, like focusing a very shallow depth of field lens.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 22,109
Posted By Archiver
This is weird. It's the 17th of August 2019 and a...

This is weird. It's the 17th of August 2019 and a thread from 2013 has resurfaced on the front page, but the post by Urban Alchemist seems to have disappeared.


If I was answering this poll as if it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Archiver
I wonder what lens(es) he used for these images.

I wonder what lens(es) he used for these images.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,500
Posted By Archiver
Breaking news!! :D

Breaking news!! :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,359
Posted By Archiver
Funny, I look at people's watches all the time,...

Funny, I look at people's watches all the time, and often pinpoint them to make and rough date of manufacture. If it's a more obvious watch, like a Rolex, Panerai, Audemars Piguet or IWC, it's pretty...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-06-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,781
Posted By Archiver
I love mine, but it has the wobble, too!...

I love mine, but it has the wobble, too! :-(


https://live.staticflickr.com/3083/4564433673_d42f9716bb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7XkV7i)M9 + ZM 25/2.8 - The Cullen (https://flic.kr/p/7XkV7i) by...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,626
Posted By Archiver
On paper, I like the idea a lot, as you can have...

On paper, I like the idea a lot, as you can have two or three lenses and your favourite focal lengths on either camera at any given time. But the weight of two Ms would bug me for extended walks, so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 13,565
Posted By Archiver
That's gotta be a hot looking camera. Black paint...

That's gotta be a hot looking camera. Black paint Millennium, wow. Any photos from this combination on your flickr yet?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-30-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By Archiver
Five years ago, I picked up the LTM Ultron and...

Five years ago, I picked up the LTM Ultron and loved the rendering, although it wouldn't focus properly on my M9 so I returned it. A month or so ago, I got another copy which focuses perfectly....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-30-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,614
Posted By Archiver
I agree and disagree; yes, we can see a lot of...

I agree and disagree; yes, we can see a lot of these kinds of images in today's flickr streams. Heck, I've taken similar modern images. And it's also important to remember context. Today's world...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Archiver
Thank you to everyone for your input. I used the...

Thank you to everyone for your input. I used the GXR again over the last few days, and although it is slow and I miss the occasional consecutive shot, the image quality is lovely, and I'm reading...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-24-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Archiver
Hm, I'm thinking I'll take a few lenses to the...

Hm, I'm thinking I'll take a few lenses to the shop and try it out, take some sample images home as well. I've only handled a X Pro1 once, back when it was first released. It was nice, but I felt...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-24-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Archiver
Fuji X-Pro 1 vs Ricoh GXR-M for M lenses?

Hey folks, I've already got a Ricoh GXR with numerous modules, including the excellent M-mount module. I've been extremely happy with the images I've taken with it, particularly with the Zeiss Sonnar...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-24-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By Archiver
Hef once had hundreds of films/videotapes of his...

Hef once had hundreds of films/videotapes of his activities with women in the mansion grotto. He apparently destroyed them in more recent years because he wanted to respect the privacy of the many,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,726
Posted By Archiver
The limited edition film bodies don't seem to...

The limited edition film bodies don't seem to have any physical functions which distinguish themselves from their original production lines. Their differences are all cosmetic or material, like the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-15-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 84,940
Posted By Archiver
I keep vacillating on my opinions about this...

I keep vacillating on my opinions about this lens! On one hand, it's fast, compact and very well built. It renders in a classic and slightly dreamy way wide open, and it's produced some of my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By Archiver
That's quite a haul she got. Wow. My...

That's quite a haul she got. Wow.


My grandfather had a Pentax Spotmatic, which fortunately went to a cousin who is an avid hobbyist photographer. I have my Dad's Pentax ME and Minolta SR-T, which...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,319
Posted By Archiver
A Crumpler sling/waist pack might be useful to...

A Crumpler sling/waist pack might be useful to you. I use the old Crumpler LLA waist pack for a general purpose bag, and it can carry a M9 with lens in a pinch. It's been discontinued, but Crumpler...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,682
Posted By Archiver
I sincerely hope that Sigma get this right. There...

I sincerely hope that Sigma get this right. There are hints that they will, but some hints that it might be more cumbersome than useful.


- there's no EVF as yet, and the huge OVF clip on for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 13,565
Posted By Archiver
Favourite pocket camera: Sony RX0 Favourite ILC:...

Favourite pocket camera: Sony RX0
Favourite ILC: Leica M9
Favourite film camera: tie between Contax T3 and Pentax ME

Others in the running include the Fuji X100 classic, Ricoh GXR, Ricoh GR.

The...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-05-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,277
Posted By Archiver
20-21mm is a great focal length for conveying a...

20-21mm is a great focal length for conveying a sense of what was there, and you've worked with that really well. I had to do the calculations for effective field of view when I realized the Hologon...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 07-04-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Archiver
Using vintage SLR lenses like Minolta MD, Pentax K, Canon FD on Nikon Z6/Z7?

Like the title says, does anyone use old SLR lenses from Minolta, Canon, Pentax or Nikon? Or even Leica R? I'm interested in how the Z6 or Z7 performs with lenses from the 70s and 80s, perhaps even...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,410
Posted By Archiver
I've just picked up another LTM 35mm f1.7, and it...

I've just picked up another LTM 35mm f1.7, and it seems fairly haze free, and this time it focuses perfectly on my M9. Very happy indeed!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,371
Posted By Archiver
I just picked up number 9960391, it has the same...

I just picked up number 9960391, it has the same fluted ribbing as the lower lens in the image above. There does not appear to be any haze. I'm quite thrilled to get this, as the earlier one I had...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-28-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 4,809
Posted By Archiver
In Australia, there's no way you could get a...

In Australia, there's no way you could get a GFX50R plus a lens for under 10k AUD. That's instant M10 territory. A new digital M body for 6k AUD is in the same range as the Leica Q, or even less than...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,274
Posted By Archiver
Here we go, someone actually bought the Drifter,...

Here we go, someone actually bought the Drifter, and has reviewed it on YouTube:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n96MCLU5PZw
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By Archiver
Pop Mech article about digital art preservation

Here's a recent article from Popular Mechanics about the preservation of digital art, which is a distinctly different set of processes from preserving physical media like paintings and...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-24-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,554
Posted By Archiver
Hello Frances, I hope you are reading this. Roger...

Hello Frances, I hope you are reading this. Roger was dearly loved here on RFF, as you can see from all the people who have commented. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-24-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 19,445
Posted By Archiver
Looks like it's time to get the DP1 and DP2 out...

Looks like it's time to get the DP1 and DP2 out again! Will be back with photos...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-24-2019
Replies: 376
Views: 65,360
Posted By Archiver
Holy cow, you're still going after all this time....

Holy cow, you're still going after all this time. What a great project. What kinds of things have you learned/experienced along the way?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-23-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 4,809
Posted By Archiver
TBH that looks pretty nice. Although I'd prefer a...

TBH that looks pretty nice. Although I'd prefer a mint M-P 240 in plain black. The anthracite grey is interesting, though, and the 'genuine leather' covering sounds good, too. Certainly better than...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-23-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,350
Posted By Archiver
So in this version of 'Zeiss Ikon vs M7', we can...

So in this version of 'Zeiss Ikon vs M7', we can draw the conclusion that we just use these cameras until they give up, because future electronic repair status is ambiguous, and the implication is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 4,333
Posted By Archiver
He last updated his blog in March 2019, so it's...

He last updated his blog in March 2019, so it's still active after all these years. Maybe he will see these new messages!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By Archiver
Personally, I don't like to see down there. One...

Personally, I don't like to see down there. One of the downsides of being enormously endowed is having things protrude into shot. :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-19-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,350
Posted By Archiver
I own an Ikon and a M7, and I like both for...

I own an Ikon and a M7, and I like both for different reasons. The M7 feels wonderful and solid, the shutter sound is divine, wind-on is smooth, everything you expect from a Leica.


But, the Ikon is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,662
Posted By Archiver
You know what? I am increasingly annoyed with...

You know what? I am increasingly annoyed with changing lenses, but I have to in order to maintain a small gear profile. Apart from the m43 pancake zooms like the Panasonic 12-32mm, nothing is small...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,863
Posted By Archiver
For the past several years, I've taped the logos...

For the past several years, I've taped the logos on my M9, until it went in for service last year and I took the tape off. In a camera shop in Japan in 2010, curious shop assistants and a customer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 800
Posted By Archiver
Such inclinations would come in very handy for,...

Such inclinations would come in very handy for, say, deciding whether to marry the manipulative gold digger. :D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-02-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,297
Posted By Archiver
'Premium vegan leather' aside (can't they just...

'Premium vegan leather' aside (can't they just say plastic??), it's a standard M with no extra functions. Even the Cinematographer's limited edition had cinema framelines and film like presets. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-01-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,450
Posted By Archiver
Oh yes! If we're talking about expensive bodies...

Oh yes! If we're talking about expensive bodies and cheaper lenses, then I can do that. I've sometimes shot my Leica M9 with a fairly old Canon P 50mm f1.8 with infinity lock. Surprisingly nice...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,450
Posted By Archiver
This is difficult because I, uhhh, don't own too...

This is difficult because I, uhhh, don't own too many cheap camera bodies :D

The cheapest cameras I own are point and shoots like the Olympus Trip and 110 cassette cameras, so the most expensive...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-30-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By Archiver
I can't fathom the ludicrous nature of regs and...

I can't fathom the ludicrous nature of regs and reasons like this. 'We must protect tha pweshus baybees from tha peedofiles! Let's ban cameras!' :bang:

When I go to AFL football matches, they don't...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-30-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By Archiver
Yeah, that's bull$$$t. Part of my terms of...

Yeah, that's bull$$$t. Part of my terms of service is that all footage and product belongs to me, not the client. I don't work for large organizations/companies so that's worked out fine for me; not...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-27-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 7,260
Posted By Archiver
No more a la carte?? Ugh. Need to get the budget...

No more a la carte?? Ugh. Need to get the budget up to order something. Or work out how to do it via third parties.
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-26-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By Archiver
The new GoPro and DJI Osmo cameras have excellent...

The new GoPro and DJI Osmo cameras have excellent in body stabilization, which makes shaky Super 8 videos look as awful as they were. Today's action cams have really slick footage which is better...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-26-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3,634
Posted By Archiver
Mysteriously, @MarkoKovacevic made his last post...

Mysteriously, @MarkoKovacevic made his last post in this thread, saying he was editing his photos from Indonesia and would post soon. That was almost two years ago...


The GR is one of only two...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,274
Posted By Archiver
First, WTH is 'premium quality vegan leather in a...

First, WTH is 'premium quality vegan leather in a snake skin pattern'? Can't they just say, 'plastic' like it actually is?


Also:





Funnily, I tried using 25 and 75 for a day of shooting, and it...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,823
Posted By Archiver
The only non-Leica camera I like for M lenses is...

The only non-Leica camera I like for M lenses is the sadly discontinued Ricoh GXR with M module. Although it has an aps-c sensor, it is by far the best solution for shooting M mount lenses outside of...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-22-2019
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,912
Posted By Archiver
I haven't bought a photography book for a while,...

I haven't bought a photography book for a while, but was given Vivian Maier - The Color Works for Christmas. I had no idea she had such a large body of colour work, and it looks like most of it is...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,289
Posted By Archiver
If I'm shooting an event, I have one camera with...

If I'm shooting an event, I have one camera with a good 24-70 equivalent zoom, and a second body with a fast prime, usually a 50 or 85-90 equivalent for portraiture and shots where I want really...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-22-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,823
Posted By Archiver
S1 buyers are far more likely to be moving from a...

S1 buyers are far more likely to be moving from a DSLR, or from m43 cameras. We are not the majority, and M lens compatibility would be a very low consideration for Panasonic.

As a Panasonic m43...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,044
Posted By Archiver
I hope you're doing better than before, Peter....

I hope you're doing better than before, Peter. Sometimes, looking at a screen and typing on a keyboard, it's important to remember that there are actual people on the other end, with all that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,044
Posted By Archiver
Emotional support is often in the eye of the...

Emotional support is often in the eye of the beholder. For some, it's mutual understanding and encouragement. For others, it is the expression of empathy through verbal reflection. For others, it is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By Archiver
WTH did I just see??:D :eek: :D :eek:

WTH did I just see??:D :eek: :D :eek:
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,044
Posted By Archiver
Haha, yes. To paraphrase Groundskeeper Willy from...

Haha, yes. To paraphrase Groundskeeper Willy from the Simpsons, if it wasn't a crime, I'd make my Leica my wife.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,044
Posted By Archiver
OMG that sounds fantastic, I need to up my food...

OMG that sounds fantastic, I need to up my food game! :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,044
Posted By Archiver
Internet hug to Pherdinand! So, I just cooked...

Internet hug to Pherdinand!


So, I just cooked myself a beautifully simple casserole for dinner tonight, sliced chunks of beef with carrots, beans and cauliflower, seasoned with salt and rosemary,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,044
Posted By Archiver
We're always more than respectful of the female...

We're always more than respectful of the female members here, and none of the so-called 'aggression' in this thread has been directed at women. Rather, people are expressing their distaste for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,044
Posted By Archiver
My apologies. It won't happen again.

My apologies. It won't happen again.
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-19-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Archiver
To quote a penguin in Madagascar, 'you didn't see...

To quote a penguin in Madagascar, 'you didn't see aaaanythiiiing'.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,044
Posted By Archiver
Absolute trash, yet another example of third wave...

Absolute trash, yet another example of third wave feminism vilifying men and upholding women as paragons of martyrish virtue. Of course that article is going to be in Harpers Bazaar, it's a magazine...
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,137
Posted By Archiver
This reminds me, I still want to buy the last...

This reminds me, I still want to buy the last standalone version of Lightroom, which I think is version 6? I've been running 4.4 for years now, but I have to convert newer camera files to DNG to edit...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-13-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3,880
Posted By Archiver
Yep, or a M240, M262 or M10. Any M mount camera...

Yep, or a M240, M262 or M10. Any M mount camera with liveview will make it easy to nail focus with this lens, even the old Ricoh GXR-M.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-13-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3,880
Posted By Archiver
Hi Stephen! Are you able to give an approximate...

Hi Stephen! Are you able to give an approximate idea of this lens' weight and size compared with the Leica Summarit 75mm or the current Voigtlander 75/1.8? I have the Summarit 75 and the LTM...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-09-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 665
Posted By Archiver
I use the insert from my Lowepro sling. It holds...

I use the insert from my Lowepro sling. It holds a M body and a couple of lenses when you use thin padded dividers.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,202
Posted By Archiver
Man, that's just terrible. I'm sorry for that...

Man, that's just terrible. I'm sorry for that loss. :(
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,202
Posted By Archiver
A few years ago, I found an old 110 cassette...

A few years ago, I found an old 110 cassette camera which had an undeveloped roll in it. The last time I saw it was in the early 80s. When I had it developed, I was absolutely thrilled to see...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,403
Posted By Archiver
Sounds like someone could get another Pentax ME...

Sounds like someone could get another Pentax ME Super and 50/1.7, or nearest digital equivalent. I have the ME and 50/1.4 and 28/2.8 Pentax M SMC lenses, and if shutter sound wasn't an issue, the ME...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-08-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 3,190
Posted By Archiver
I've got weirdly mixed feelings about my V1. On...

I've got weirdly mixed feelings about my V1. On one hand, it's a very fast and compact 35 with vintage character and great build quality and exterior design. On the other, bokeh can be oddly jittery...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,202
Posted By Archiver
A few months ago, my Aunt showed me a box of old...

A few months ago, my Aunt showed me a box of old photos taken of our family from over the years, as well as a photo album kept by her mother in law. In it were photos I'd never seen, including a...
Forum: RFF News 05-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,775
Posted By Archiver
@leica M2 fan - keep that camera forever. It's...

@leica M2 fan - keep that camera forever. It's worth it.

I never met Ken, nor had any dealings with him, but these anecdotes help show why he had such a good reputation in our community. Please...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,726
Posted By Archiver
It's about whether individuals here would value...

It's about whether individuals here would value certain cosmetic, material or accessory changes that you can't get with an a la carte model. I'd like to know what floats people's boats, and why.

The...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,726
Posted By Archiver
There are a few that I'd consider, if I put money...

There are a few that I'd consider, if I put money aside and just thought of the cosmetics, materials and accessories.


- the 'Your Mark' Monochrom 246, which has black Horween leather covering,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,726
Posted By Archiver
Would you buy a limited edition digital Leica?

Let's just suppose you were able to easily afford a limited edition digital Leica, like the Hermes M9-P, the Neiman Marcus M9, or a titanium M whatever. Put cost aside and just think of the camera...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-22-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,246
Posted By Archiver
Depends on which 'Leica' Saatchi and Saatchi were...

Depends on which 'Leica' Saatchi and Saatchi were referring to. The original Leica in Germany, or the Brazilian Leica subcompany? Leica Australia just posted a video of someone shooting street...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,758
Posted By Archiver
Do you have any examples of great photographers...

Do you have any examples of great photographers who produce bad tutorial videos? There is a wide range of people on YouTube producing photography videos, but I haven't come across too many that are...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-20-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,246
Posted By Archiver
As I mentioned earlier in this thread. Leica...

As I mentioned earlier in this thread. Leica Brazil are behind this one, and created a controversial short film with Saatchi and Saatchi in 2013 for the M Monochrom, which implied that Robert Capa...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,246
Posted By Archiver
The number of pro-China citizens who are...

The number of pro-China citizens who are expressing outrage is considerable. Then there are those with a more mercantile perspective, who suggest that Leica shot themselves in the foot regarding one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,699
Posted By Archiver
All I know is, as finances allow I will stack...

All I know is, as finances allow I will stack away more and more film in the freezer from Kodak and Fuji. I haven't got into black and white shooting, but I might as well buy Tri-X so I'll have some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 19,644
Posted By Archiver
No thanks to Gerry Harvey, owner of the Harvey...

No thanks to Gerry Harvey, owner of the Harvey Norman retail chain and one of the strongest campaigners for lowering the GST threshold on imports, we now have to pay GST on anything imported to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,040
Posted By Archiver
My Aunt called me this morning to tell me the...

My Aunt called me this morning to tell me the news; she visited France in the 80s and saw the cathedral, although for some reason, she did not take any photos. Very, very sad indeed.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,782
Posted By Archiver
You know you want one! ;)

You know you want one! ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,588
Posted By Archiver
My M9 has been chugging along for nine years, and...

My M9 has been chugging along for nine years, and it is still my favourite camera. I haven't used a M240 and only briefly held a M10-P. so I don't have further experience to be able to make a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,554
Posted By Archiver
Ahhh, opening RFF this morning to see if there's...

Ahhh, opening RFF this morning to see if there's been any news, and there it is. Been thinking about Roger a lot since the news broke some days ago. He's been a great part of RFF and photography in...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-05-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,554
Posted By Archiver
Could to OP send the link to this thread to...

Could to OP send the link to this thread to Roger? Or maybe Frances could read it to him?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-05-2019
Replies: 373
Views: 41,643
Posted By Archiver
Holy cow, I can buy Kodak Pro Image 100 in...

Holy cow, I can buy Kodak Pro Image 100 in Australia! Gonna make it happen.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,705
Posted By Archiver
The question is, how do these lenses compare with...

The question is, how do these lenses compare with their Leica counterparts? Sure, Leica is expensive and we just accept it, but how much better are they? I haven't shot enough with Pentax K lenses to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,705
Posted By Archiver
Oh nice! Feel free to post some pics when you...

Oh nice! Feel free to post some pics when you choose! :)
Forum: Travel 04-03-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By Archiver
Sounds like the X100F is going to do you just...

Sounds like the X100F is going to do you just fine.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,554
Posted By Archiver
Oh no, this is dreadful news. I've been reading...

Oh no, this is dreadful news. I've been reading Roger's posts for years. I wish him and his family all the peace and love they want and need.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-03-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,735
Posted By Archiver
ASPH? Thomeone has a listhp.

ASPH? Thomeone has a listhp.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 999
Posted By Archiver
Leica M9 - poor chap can't afford a M10 Ricoh...

Leica M9 - poor chap can't afford a M10


Ricoh GXR - defiant against all odds


Leica M7 - dude doesn't know Sunny 16, too lazy for a light meter


Pentax ME or Minolta SRT - goddamn hipster
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Archiver
Definitely aim to transfer all images to at least...

Definitely aim to transfer all images to at least two places. Small portable HDD's are great for this if you've got the MacBook Air. I use the Nexto CF combination reader and HDD which copies all...
Forum: Travel 04-01-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By Archiver
If you've got the GR III coming, consider the...

If you've got the GR III coming, consider the upcoming 21mm adapter, assuming it comes before you leave. This, coupled with the GR III's in camera cropping, will give you the equivalent of 21, 28, 35...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-29-2019
Replies: 373
Views: 41,643
Posted By Archiver
Michael, on average, how much film do you shoot...

Michael, on average, how much film do you shoot in a given week/month/trip? How often do you get it processed? As someone who barely gets through a few rolls a year, if that, your film usage seems...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,842
Posted By Archiver
@Freakscene @ozmoose and everyone else who is on...

@Freakscene @ozmoose and everyone else who is on this thread, thank you so much for the glimpses into a history that is unfortunately being forgotten.

I'll definitely look through the Museum...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,424
Posted By Archiver
I mentioned it earlier in the thread, but my my...

I mentioned it earlier in the thread, but my my current pocket camera is the Sony RX0, which I bought for video work, but has proven itself a very useful street and general purpose camera. The 24mm...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-28-2019
Replies: 373
Views: 41,643
Posted By Archiver
I really gotta work out how to make my M9 photos...

I really gotta work out how to make my M9 photos have this kind of colour and look. It's just so cool. Yes, I could shoot film, but that's gonna cost me more than using a camera I already have.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,351
Posted By Archiver
At that point you should have said, 'Cool beans,...

At that point you should have said, 'Cool beans, man!' and whipped out your phone. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,351
Posted By Archiver
The one time I was stopped by someone at a mall...

The one time I was stopped by someone at a mall was in 2003(?) in a department store. There was a rather fetching Wedgwood teapot and I wanted a picture of it, so I took out my silver pocket camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,842
Posted By Archiver
What was it like there? How big was the property...

What was it like there? How big was the property of the Kodak site? Do you have any old pictures?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,842
Posted By Archiver
Old Kodak story as told to me by an old-school...

Old Kodak story as told to me by an old-school photographer who was selling his studio in about 2016:


As a young man, he worked either in a store or at Kodak (I don't quite recall, but Kodak was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,842
Posted By Archiver
Holy cow, I never knew that. Thank you for...

Holy cow, I never knew that. Thank you for telling me this, I'll let my friends know.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,842
Posted By Archiver
Yep, I brought it back from the dead because I...

Yep, I brought it back from the dead because I just came back from visiting friends who live in what was once the old Kodak site. It's kind of funny how these things come around. If I was in the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,842
Posted By Archiver
I was going through the oldest threads on RFF for...

I was going through the oldest threads on RFF for the heck of it, and I had to reanimate this one. It's like developing found film, haha.

It is now 2019. The old Kodak site in Coburg was completely...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-26-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,748
Posted By Archiver
The XA2 is just plain fun. If I could tell my...

The XA2 is just plain fun. If I could tell my teenage self to buy a camera and shoot it all throughout my teen and young adult years, it would be the XA2. Focusing is easy as pie, the action is fast,...
Forum: Travel 03-26-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By Archiver
I'm a big fan of Hong Kong, although you did say...

I'm a big fan of Hong Kong, although you did say you've already been there. For some reason, there's something about the visual texture of the streets and buildings in Hong Kong that absolutely...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-25-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 84,940
Posted By Archiver
If only Zeiss made a special-purpose fast 35 as...

If only Zeiss made a special-purpose fast 35 as well as their very large 35/1.4 Distagon. I love the size and rendering of the 35/2.8 Biogon but it's just not the same as a f1.4. That's where the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-25-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 84,940
Posted By Archiver
Why the heck would they discontinue such a useful...

Why the heck would they discontinue such a useful lens? Either the profits from the lens weren't enough, they have another version planned, or they think their current range of 35's is enough.

I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,331
Posted By Archiver
Ha, I love my Pentax-M 50/1.4. That lens is the...

Ha, I love my Pentax-M 50/1.4. That lens is the bomb! A friend recommends I get the 50/1.7 and the Takumar 58/2 as well.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2019
Replies: 256
Views: 5,757
Posted By Archiver
Raid, have you been fully converted to the evil...

Raid, have you been fully converted to the evil SLR cult, or do you still shoot with other cameras?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,331
Posted By Archiver
Yeah, I'm going to take my chances and find a...

Yeah, I'm going to take my chances and find a decent copy of this lens. My Pentax ME will thank me for it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,803
Posted By Archiver
Not a superwhizbang SLR, but my Dad's Pentax ME...

Not a superwhizbang SLR, but my Dad's Pentax ME from the late '70s is still chugging along nicely. It seems to need new light seals, but apart from that, exposure is good, the viewfinder is clear,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-23-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 980
Posted By Archiver
You've already stated you're keeping the Elmar,...

You've already stated you're keeping the Elmar, so cross that off the list. I suggest you keep the Zeiss Sonnar, because it is considerably faster than the Elmar and renders in a very attractive and...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-23-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,289
Posted By Archiver
I'd be very surprised if there is a significant...

I'd be very surprised if there is a significant difference between the TL2 with 18mm and the GR III. The GR lens designs have been excellent, sharp across the frame, with very little distortion. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,357
Posted By Archiver
Want a quick bit of disheartenment? Go to YouTube...

Want a quick bit of disheartenment? Go to YouTube and look for 'police brutality'. The number of videos of police taking down small women and beating handcuffed people is sickening. Something quite...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,486
Posted By Archiver
My Zeiss Ikon ZM just gave up the ghost one day,...

My Zeiss Ikon ZM just gave up the ghost one day, and I hardly shot with it. It's had less than 20 rolls through it since I bought it in 2008, and it just failed to start a couple of years ago....
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,289
Posted By Archiver
Cool video review of the GR III by Samuel...

Cool video review of the GR III by Samuel Streetlife, a GR ambassador since the first GR.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSKVDPkYnHg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2019
Replies: 302
Views: 40,726
Posted By Archiver
This is a wonderful thread. The comments about...

This is a wonderful thread. The comments about all the images give them a kind of bittersweet context, a diary about a changing world. Thank you for keeping this thread going.
There's a real timeless...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,357
Posted By Archiver
I'm totally a sprayer for three main reasons: 1....

I'm totally a sprayer for three main reasons:

1. I love the action of taking photographs, and I mentally see photos all the time.
2. I have a powerful drive to document my life and world, almost...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-21-2019
Replies: 373
Views: 41,643
Posted By Archiver
Hi Michael, thanks for the gear history! Gives me...

Hi Michael, thanks for the gear history! Gives me some hope that I can settle on a more limited/well chosen kit for travel.


I have to say, your work deserves a lot more attention that it seems to...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-20-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,289
Posted By Archiver
Very, very interesting. As this year's camera...

Very, very interesting. As this year's camera budget had to go elsewhere, I won't be buying the III for a while. The battery usage issue would bug me, though. The GRD III was great with battery life,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By Archiver
There was a time when I carried the Canon 30D +...

There was a time when I carried the Canon 30D + 17-55 everywhere in a shoulder bag, and it seemed fine for years. Then I moved to the 5D Mark II + 24-105L and that was okay for another year or so,...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-20-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By Archiver
I've wanted to get an original Monochrom for...

I've wanted to get an original Monochrom for ages, but budget hasn't permitted. M0 black and white images are fantastic, so I can only imagine how good the Monochrom would be.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By Archiver
Camera size and useability

What is the optimal camera size for you?

On the weekend, I was shooting video for an event using a mirrorless camera on a monopod, and carried my M9 around my neck for the occasional still image. As...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-20-2019
Replies: 373
Views: 41,643
Posted By Archiver
It's remarkable how different the images look,...

It's remarkable how different the images look, even though they are taken with the same lens. Film vs digital, photographer vs photographer, hahaha.

Frankly, I'm consistently impressed by Michael's...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,077
Posted By Archiver
These images show why I find micro four thirds...

These images show why I find micro four thirds perfectly acceptable for everyday photography and for certain kinds of paid work. The cost of this kit is minimal compared with any Leica setup. The...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,077
Posted By Archiver
The Olympus f1.8 primes, especially the 25, 45...

The Olympus f1.8 primes, especially the 25, 45 and 75, are ridiculously good for the price, and even without factoring price. I love the way the 25 renders, and some of my favourite images have been...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,077
Posted By Archiver
In January 2009, I bought my Canon 5D Mark II....

In January 2009, I bought my Canon 5D Mark II. Iit was a state of the art full frame camera with what Canon said was the best image quality of their lineup at the time.

One year later, I bought the...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 03-19-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 3,009
Posted By Archiver
The Z6 is yet another camera I'm considering as I...

The Z6 is yet another camera I'm considering as I want a full frame camera with good image quality, autofocus and video, and will play well with M lenses. The Sony A7 cameras just don't handle M...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-18-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By Archiver
Looking for hospital/childbirth photos

This seems a bit random, but some time ago, someone posted images from the night of the birth of their child, taken with the RD-1. They were cropped to a cinematic aspect ratio like 2.35:1, and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-28-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,705
Posted By Archiver
Man, that's a thing of beauty. Dad gave me the...

Man, that's a thing of beauty. Dad gave me the Pentax ME he bought in the late 70s, and it was the camera with which I learned the very basics of photography as a kid. How to hold a camera, how to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,424
Posted By Archiver
When I was interested in getting a Contax camera,...

When I was interested in getting a Contax camera, some consideration was given to the Tix. A black one was available on eBay for a really good price. Thank GOODNESS I never bought it. Within a few...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,365
Posted By Archiver
I can think of any number of instances where I...

I can think of any number of instances where I was unable to take decent (by my standards) images given the limitations of the camera. The early 2000s digital cameras were pretty bad for low light...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-25-2019
Replies: 202
Views: 77,609
Posted By Archiver
I feel more comfortable shooting a black camera...

I feel more comfortable shooting a black camera as it seems more discreet. But I love looking at, and fondling, a good silver chrome camera. My black M9 has seen a lot of use over the last nine...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-25-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,289
Posted By Archiver
I loved the GRD III like a child when I had it,...

I loved the GRD III like a child when I had it, until I bought the GR a few years later. It's interesting that what I thought was superb image quality was not as great as all that, even when compared...
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,201
Posted By Archiver
Stop trying to Provia yourself, you just end up...

Stop trying to Provia yourself, you just end up sounding full of Kodak. If I have to pay XTRA for film, so be it. I'd post some more personal film photos, but I don't want to aDox myself.
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,289
Posted By Archiver
Hopefully Ming Thein will review the GR III and...

Hopefully Ming Thein will review the GR III and show what it can do.

I already have a GR, albeit in need of repair. Am not really sure how much better a GR III is going to be than the GR once it's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,424
Posted By Archiver
So much of this depends on size of pocket, ease...

So much of this depends on size of pocket, ease of use, and tolerance of quality.

For years, the Ricoh GRD III and GR were my pocket cameras, with neck straps (they are fine on neck straps) or on a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,110
Posted By Archiver
For digital photography, I wish I'd realized...

For digital photography, I wish I'd realized earlier that:
- jpegs are okay, but raw is going to maximize your image quality
- lower resolution video formats are junk, and you'll wish you'd shot on...
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