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Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-19-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 4,153
Posted By hteasley
And my favorite of the week, coffee and cigarette...

And my favorite of the week, coffee and cigarette © 2013 Kutitta
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51225/U51225I1376347083.SEQ.0.jpg

Awesome week.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-19-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 4,153
Posted By hteasley
# © 2013...

# © 2013 Melancholy
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/31312/U31312I1376780990.SEQ.2.jpg

The Bikes! © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-19-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 4,153
Posted By hteasley
Gallery floor detail/ GRD4 © 2013...

Gallery floor detail/ GRD4 © 2013 Rhl-oregon
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/45148/U45148I1376602345.SEQ.1.jpg

Untitled - Photo 213734 © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-19-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 4,153
Posted By hteasley
Zane © 2013...

Zane © 2013 Corran
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/46720/U46720I1376363946.SEQ.0.jpg

Leaves © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-15-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,796
Posted By hteasley
Thanks very much, Jim.

Thanks very much, Jim.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-14-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,715
Posted By hteasley
If you're just learning to shoot, I think it can...

If you're just learning to shoot, I think it can be worthwhile info to take down. There are plenty of unexpected qualities to shots, and if you don't remember how that shot was taken, you might not...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-13-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,796
Posted By hteasley
Robert and Ko.Fe., thank you very much for the...

Robert and Ko.Fe., thank you very much for the mentions. I'm honored.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,041
Posted By hteasley
M9 w/ 50mm Summilux MP w/ 35mm Summicron Minolta...

M9 w/ 50mm Summilux
MP w/ 35mm Summicron
Minolta X-700 w/ MD 50mm f1.7
Forum: RFF Polls 08-11-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,722
Posted By hteasley
I'd be in favor of limited editing, except that...

I'd be in favor of limited editing, except that if someone, say, reposts a photo to flickr, the URL for the image changes, and unlimited editing of posts allows users to change the URL to the new...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2013
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,657
Posted By hteasley
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7396/9484539412_1c47...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7396/9484539412_1c47cf7b62_b.jpg

Not bought, but acquired... my wife got back from California, and brought her late father's two cameras, a non-functional Minolta SR-1...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-09-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,774
Posted By hteasley
I just recently went on a vacation and took my M9...

I just recently went on a vacation and took my M9 and x100s. I left my 35mm M lenses at home, taking a 28/50/90 set for the M9.

I'm honestly a lot happier shooting the M9, but I do want my bag with...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-05-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,164
Posted By hteasley
Thanks, DustyWalker, for the mention.

Thanks, DustyWalker, for the mention.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-05-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,164
Posted By hteasley
Untitled - Photo 212971 © 2013...

Untitled - Photo 212971 © 2013 Vnukov_pk
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/33799/U33799I1375428082.SEQ.0.jpg

Tracking Bigfoot? © 2013 Shirley...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-05-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,164
Posted By hteasley
Untitled - Photo 212840 © 2013...

Untitled - Photo 212840 © 2013 Stefanjozef
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/19465/U19465I1375219017.SEQ.0.jpg

the cage © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-05-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,164
Posted By hteasley
Canyon Rain © 2013...

Canyon Rain © 2013 Hosermage
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/46202/U46202I1375128236.SEQ.0.jpg

Dashiell © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-29-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,209
Posted By hteasley
and my favorite of the week... Let it Shine,'13 ©...

and my favorite of the week...
Let it Shine,'13 © 2013 Tigerphil
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34170/U34170I1374752242.SEQ.0.jpg

I feel bad I haven't participated much...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-29-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,209
Posted By hteasley
Untitled - Photo 212594 © 2013...

Untitled - Photo 212594 © 2013 Lawrence
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/776/U776I1374868885.SEQ.0.jpg

Three © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-29-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,209
Posted By hteasley
JP Jofre © 2013...

JP Jofre © 2013 Icebear
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1374718470.SEQ.2.jpg

Parked © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-29-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,209
Posted By hteasley
Never would have predicted my favorites would...

Never would have predicted my favorites would have two photos featuring accordians from two different folks... such is the serendipity of Best Of weeks...

# © 2013...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-21-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 8,780
Posted By hteasley
Well, I have the sea creature, hope that's ok......

Well, I have the sea creature, hope that's ok... M9, 90mm Summarit

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3744/9295233821_f1444e6045_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By hteasley
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/massive-dev-chart-...

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/massive-dev-chart-timer/id402405770?mt=8

That's what you want.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-05-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 5,085
Posted By hteasley
Thanks very much, Lynn, for the pick. Work has...

Thanks very much, Lynn, for the pick. Work has been so busy, I've had very little time to shoot. Having one of my few shots selected is very gratifying.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-03-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,581
Posted By hteasley
Awesome. I love the cases I got.

Awesome. I love the cases I got.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 7,272
Posted By hteasley
You can find the 50mm/1.4 LTM Canon for a lot...

You can find the 50mm/1.4 LTM Canon for a lot cheaper, and you might like how it draws, too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-01-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 7,272
Posted By hteasley
With super-shallow DoF, manufacturing tolerances...

With super-shallow DoF, manufacturing tolerances in the mechanical linkage inside the lens, between the lens and camera, and within the rangefinder mechanism can make accurate focusing a real...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-01-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 7,272
Posted By hteasley
The Sonnetar can be a bit hard to handle. The...

The Sonnetar can be a bit hard to handle. The coma ring is on the inside of the lens: you need to unmount the lens to adjust it. It is very easy to change focus and aperture at the same time,...
Forum: Off Topic 06-24-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 13,330
Posted By hteasley
The times I've read his site, I've come away with...

The times I've read his site, I've come away with the impression that he has zero memory of what he's written before. Sometimes, he appears to not know what he wrote in the previous paragraph. He'll...
Forum: Off Topic 06-24-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 13,330
Posted By hteasley
Rockwell writes like a self-obsessed teen. Huff...

Rockwell writes like a self-obsessed teen. Huff needs a good editor, but he's much more readable to me. Nothing pace a power outage can improve Rockwell's site.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-11-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 7,450
Posted By hteasley
Thank you very much to biomed, Jim, Jim, Rob, and...

Thank you very much to biomed, Jim, Jim, Rob, and Lynn, I'm honored.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-04-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 587,787
Posted By hteasley
If you want the discussion to be different or...

If you want the discussion to be different or focused, it will limit the ability for it to have a culture of regulars. Which it has.

Every discussion forum I've ever been on (and I've been on many,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-04-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 5,836
Posted By hteasley
Thanks very much, Lynn.

Thanks very much, Lynn.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,932
Posted By hteasley
I wasn't trying to characterize their overall...

I wasn't trying to characterize their overall situation, I was characterizing the loss of people specifically because of the redesign. The redesign will grab more people than it loses, I'm guessing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,932
Posted By hteasley
Flickr is a case of, "Nobody goes there anymore,...

Flickr is a case of, "Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded." The folks leaving in protest are, I'm sure, a vanishingly small percentage. There are some thought-leaders there, so Flickr will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,932
Posted By hteasley
I expressed nothing but very specifically...

I expressed nothing but very specifically called-out personal opinion. I can write something else and cite that as a secondary source on what I think?...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-03-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 5,836
Posted By hteasley
My favorite: Untitled - Photo 209024 © 2013 Kiev...

My favorite:

Untitled - Photo 209024 © 2013 Kiev Ilegalac
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/45453/U45453I1370085321.SEQ.4.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-03-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 5,836
Posted By hteasley
Minox GL © 2013...

Minox GL © 2013 Rhl-oregon
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/45148/U45148I1370014703.SEQ.1.jpg

pod person; so lonely © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-03-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 5,836
Posted By hteasley
A lot of broken image links going through the...

A lot of broken image links going through the gallery today, for me. First time I've ever seen that.

Netherton © 2013...
Forum: Off Topic 06-03-2013
Replies: 260
Views: 19,541
Posted By hteasley
As they say, teach a kid about one religion and...

As they say, teach a kid about one religion and you indoctrinate them, teach them about a lot of religions and you innoculate them.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,932
Posted By hteasley
That may be great for viewing reflected light,...

That may be great for viewing reflected light, but monitors emit light. Nothing hurts my ability to see a photo on the web more than driving all the pixels around it to white.



I agree. Where I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 8,475
Posted By hteasley
Everyone seems to leaving room for doubt on it: I...

Everyone seems to leaving room for doubt on it: I thought the change qualified the photo as "dubious", but yes, you're right, it's not absolutely dispositive of anything. It's just odd and worth...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 8,475
Posted By hteasley
Almost every modern Leica lens has the writing...

Almost every modern Leica lens has the writing consistently in the same direction the whole way around. This has the base of the letters toward the lens for the "Leica" at the top (what I call...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 8,475
Posted By hteasley
Their glass is more amazing than ever. I love my...

Their glass is more amazing than ever. I love my 50mm Summilux ASPH.

But their digital strategy is a little weird...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 8,475
Posted By hteasley
Fair enough. It *is* pretty unusual for them. I...

Fair enough. It *is* pretty unusual for them.

I have an old 5cm Summarit that I noticed has the writing this way, too.

Doesn't matter to me what this camera is like, if it's a fixed lens camera I'm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 8,475
Posted By hteasley
Not many Leica lenses that have the writing...

Not many Leica lenses that have the writing concave and convex, around the lens. Are there any modern lenses with the writing like that? All mine have convex writing the whole way around. That makes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,932
Posted By hteasley
It's subjective. I've given a few reasons that I...

It's subjective. I've given a few reasons that I prefer the new to the old. YMMV.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,932
Posted By hteasley
Your pepperoni pizza got delivered with a sign...

Your pepperoni pizza got delivered with a sign that says, "It's free, and now it's five meters square. If you paid for it and don't want it, because you were expecting Canadian bacon, we'll refund...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,932
Posted By hteasley
This sort of critique is often seen in web forum...

This sort of critique is often seen in web forum discussions such as this, and is, to my eyes, nothing more than social posturing. The message is, "Anyone who disagrees with me is clearly someone who...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,932
Posted By hteasley
I tend to avoid conducting debates where the...

I tend to avoid conducting debates where the opposing argument is a bad analogy. You have misread and misconstrued what I said.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,932
Posted By hteasley
In this sort of situation, testers need to be...

In this sort of situation, testers need to be listened to in the correct frame of mind. For a lot of folks, change is anathema, and they'll just rebel the whole time.

Then there are folks who are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,932
Posted By hteasley
It's clearly a response to Picasa and 500px.com,...

It's clearly a response to Picasa and 500px.com, it seems to me. I like it as a better version of either of those sites: Picasa goes for a lot more smaller photos in a justified layout, and 500px...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-24-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 36,234
Posted By hteasley
I would guess an m-mount X2, in essence. APS-C,...

I would guess an m-mount X2, in essence. APS-C, uses the external EVF for folks that want it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2013
Replies: 268
Views: 16,844
Posted By hteasley
I like it, personally. I like Picasa, too, for...

I like it, personally. I like Picasa, too, for its ability to scroll forever: if I'm looking for a particular photo of mine, out of the couple thousand, I like to be able to just scroll a single...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2013
Replies: 268
Views: 16,844
Posted By hteasley
Yeah, I changed mine already, but they shouldn't...

Yeah, I changed mine already, but they shouldn't make people think I'm super big on seagulls in front of a sunset like that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2013
Replies: 268
Views: 16,844
Posted By hteasley
Wow, big flickr change...

Was this just today? Flickr has finally joined the 21st century with infinite scrolling and a cleaner layout. Plus, a terabyte of storage. They gave me some crap header photo, though... don't like...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-20-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,493
Posted By hteasley
The SA on the M9 is not a good combo, except for...

The SA on the M9 is not a good combo, except for black and white. The color distortion around the whole frame is complex and not easily corrected. I like the Zeiss 21mm f2.8, it's sharp and much less...
Forum: Photo Software 05-13-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By hteasley
SwankoLab - darkroom-style editing app for...

SwankoLab - darkroom-style editing app for photos, from the Hipstamatic folks
Massive Dev Chart - for developing, obviously
Pixlr-O-Matic - another interesting post-fx app
Fotor - editing...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-08-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,213
Posted By hteasley
Thanks very much, Mlehrman and Robert, I'm...

Thanks very much, Mlehrman and Robert, I'm honored.
Forum: Photo Software 04-20-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 3,697
Posted By hteasley
Free hard disk space could be the issue. You may...

Free hard disk space could be the issue. You may not have room for the virtual memory files once you launch Aperture.

In general, you want to start looking to upgrade your hard drive once it's half...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-17-2013
Replies: 275
Views: 24,876
Posted By hteasley
http://www.rivbike.com http://www.bikefriday.com h...

http://www.rivbike.com
http://www.bikefriday.com
http://www.rodcycle.com/index.html
http://intensecycles.com
http://www.republicbike.com

Just to name a few. I hope to get a Rivendell bike one day.

H
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-16-2013
Replies: 275
Views: 24,876
Posted By hteasley
You're not a hipster. This guy...

You're not a hipster. This guy (http://cf.broadsheet.ie/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/N8tuG.jpg) is a hipster.
Forum: Off Topic 04-16-2013
Replies: 260
Views: 19,541
Posted By hteasley
It doesn't say they're interchangeable, it says...

It doesn't say they're interchangeable, it says the scale has evolved over the past 70 years, and both parties have moved.
Forum: Off Topic 04-16-2013
Replies: 260
Views: 19,541
Posted By hteasley
Picasso was appreciated by the wealthy, but did...

Picasso was appreciated by the wealthy, but did not celebrate wealth in his art. Guernica does not lionize the powerful.

No one would credibly argue that art does not require support, that artists...
Forum: Off Topic 04-15-2013
Replies: 260
Views: 19,541
Posted By hteasley
If one adopts a libertarian stance on...

If one adopts a libertarian stance on conservatism, as the OP appears to do, then wow, living in America, you can't escape Conservative photography. We're soaking in it, all day, every day. We're a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-10-2013
Replies: 151
Poll: Do you crop?
Views: 11,270
Posted By hteasley
Were I perfect, I wouldn't crop as much as I do,...

Were I perfect, I wouldn't crop as much as I do, but I'd still do it (mostly to get around minimum focusing distance composition flaws). As it is, I crop a fair bit. I also rotate images to level my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-09-2013
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,657
Posted By hteasley
A Fuji x100s. I resisted the x100 the first time...

A Fuji x100s. I resisted the x100 the first time around, I couldn't do it this time...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-31-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By hteasley
So, for that, I use a text editor that saves my...

So, for that, I use a text editor that saves my recent search & replace edits. When I have the list of image URLs, I search for "http" and replace with "http" and do the same with "jpg" to "jpg"....
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-31-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By hteasley
I'm not a programmer, but I am in tech: I'm an...

I'm not a programmer, but I am in tech: I'm an Art Director at a computer game company. Decently tech savvy, having done this for a couple decades, though.

Really, I just noticed the new gallery can...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-27-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 4,649
Posted By hteasley
Thanks very much for the mentions. Been slammed...

Thanks very much for the mentions. Been slammed this week, so I haven't had a chance to go through everything. But I have a hard time imagining that Print44's isn't my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-25-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,941
Posted By hteasley
I don't how you feel about having your camera...

I don't how you feel about having your camera pristine, or camoed to seem old and ugly, or whatever, but a cheap solution I'd try is getting a round adhesive-backed felt pad, and cut it into a U...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-23-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 3,561
Posted By hteasley
Yeah, but I haven't found better. Picasa is more...

Yeah, but I haven't found better. Picasa is more annoying, photobucket is terrible and ugly. Flickr could be awesome with a few UI improvements that really aren't drastic. Better ability to do things...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 7,923
Posted By hteasley
50 is almost always on the camera, a 21 and 90 in...

50 is almost always on the camera, a 21 and 90 in the bag. When I'm carrying two cameras (which is almost always), a 50 and a 40 on each, mostly because I like the 40 Summicron a lot, and it's so...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-20-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,709
Posted By hteasley
An image like this would be more interesting to...

An image like this would be more interesting to me if it lacked the intruding border elements of the branches and grass, and lacked the bottom edge shadow from, I think, the lip of the snow pile....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-19-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 4,750
Posted By hteasley
Thank you very much for the mentions, I'm stunned...

Thank you very much for the mentions, I'm stunned and honored.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 03-19-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,526
Posted By hteasley
I played with a friend's Lytro: the depth of...

I played with a friend's Lytro: the depth of field trick just didn't seem worth it. I didn't find that it had a dramatic range of refocusable depth, and the in-focus bits weren't that...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-18-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 4,750
Posted By hteasley
Dana (very young) © 2013...

Dana (very young) © 2013 Raid
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3565/U3565I1363396756.SEQ.0.jpg

GRDIV © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-18-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 4,750
Posted By hteasley
Two from Paul, too: nikon one touch fuji superia...

Two from Paul, too:
nikon one touch fuji superia 400 © 2013 Paulfish4570
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/35015/U35015I1363308713.SEQ.0.jpg

fog C © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-18-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 4,750
Posted By hteasley
Untitled - Photo 201778 © 2013...

Untitled - Photo 201778 © 2013 Malvin
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51878/U51878I1363210510.SEQ.0.jpg

Two from Rob:
Surreal Funereal © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-18-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 4,750
Posted By hteasley
Untitled - Photo 201674 © 2013...

Untitled - Photo 201674 © 2013 Chec
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/20537/U20537I1363082057.SEQ.1.jpg

Conservancy Gate © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-18-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 4,750
Posted By hteasley
GALLERY PICKS ... for the week ending 18th March 2013

Gallery Picks is an opportunity for you to post a heads up to what you have seen during the past seven days at RFF that you like. There's no membership requirement, no criteria (except past seven...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-17-2013
Replies: 128
Views: 17,097
Posted By hteasley
I've used Photoshop for image creation for a...

I've used Photoshop for image creation for a couple decades now... for most of that time, I didn't process photographs, but rather just painted with it to create images. I know it pretty well, at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 7,523
Posted By hteasley
Summer, romping around....

Summer, romping around. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8366/8542443627_0080c09e87_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2013
Replies: 136
Views: 10,107
Posted By hteasley
So, where seconds and minutes are critical, and...

So, where seconds and minutes are critical, and the actual technical quality of the photo is secondary to its documentary communication, folks are publishing straight from cameras. OK. That says...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2013
Replies: 136
Views: 10,107
Posted By hteasley
I really don't see that happening for the...

I really don't see that happening for the professional market at all. I think cameras will come down into two camps: pro/enthusiast cameras where sensor performance and lens quality is the big deal,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2013
Replies: 136
Views: 10,107
Posted By hteasley
I thought write time was mostly a non-issue with...

I thought write time was mostly a non-issue with most pro cameras, with dual cards and super-speed processors. If you're in a job where that's critical, I can see calling it "wasted time" if there's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2013
Replies: 136
Views: 10,107
Posted By hteasley
I would disagree. I would say it's an argument...

I would disagree. I would say it's an argument about options. I have done things to distress or add film grain to digital images: it's why people buy things like SilverEFX or DxO Filmpack.

The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2013
Replies: 136
Views: 10,107
Posted By hteasley
That still implies that RAW takes a lot more...

That still implies that RAW takes a lot more time. How are people spending time with RAW? Are people loading them through Photoshop or something? I can see the time sink there, as the Open dialogue...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2013
Replies: 136
Views: 10,107
Posted By hteasley
I don't get the idea that shooting RAW waste's...

I don't get the idea that shooting RAW waste's one's time... it takes no more time to load RAW files into LR than it does to load JPGs into LR. If the time saved is that you don't use LR to organize...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-11-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 3,669
Posted By hteasley
Financial District NYC © 2013...

Financial District NYC © 2013 Bushwick1234
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/53150/U53150I1362665801.SEQ.1.jpg

Whiskey Glass © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-11-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 3,669
Posted By hteasley
attitude #P1030631 © 2013...

attitude #P1030631 © 2013 Lynnb
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/U27021I1362524768.SEQ.0.jpg

9th Street © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-11-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 3,669
Posted By hteasley
Divine Providence © 2013...

Divine Providence © 2013 Robklurfield
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28912/U28912I1362460530.SEQ.0.jpg

Grace Building © 2013...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 2,976
Posted By hteasley
I can't recall the last time I shot a non-rf...

I can't recall the last time I shot a non-rf camera... probably when I took a picture of my M9 with my NEX...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-05-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 4,324
Posted By hteasley
And thank you very much, Luigi. I'm honored.

And thank you very much, Luigi. I'm honored.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 4,324
Posted By hteasley
Never! © 2013...

Never! © 2013 Bushwick1234
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/53150/U53150I1362184087.SEQ.1.jpg

west papua #4 © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 4,324
Posted By hteasley
Untitled - Photo 200749 © 2013...

Untitled - Photo 200749 © 2013 Sazerac
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/37863/U37863I1362021661.SEQ.1.jpg

Two from Semrich: Untitled - Photo 200772 © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 4,324
Posted By hteasley
Busted © 2013...

Busted © 2013 Harlee
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3171/U3171I1361915625.SEQ.0.jpg

**** © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 4,324
Posted By hteasley
Thanks for the mention, adam. I appreciate it. I...

Thanks for the mention, adam. I appreciate it.

I have a shamefully large number of picks. But out of ~480 photos or so, maybe it's not so many....

Lady Boxer © 2013...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-02-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 4,384
Posted By hteasley
Yeah, but batting average is a terrible stat. It...

Yeah, but batting average is a terrible stat. It says little about the quality of the hitter.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-22-2013
Replies: 77
Views: 4,960
Posted By hteasley
Thanks very much, Rob, for the mention.

Thanks very much, Rob, for the mention.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-15-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,714
Posted By hteasley
My instant answer is "family", of course. I'm...

My instant answer is "family", of course. I'm always annoying my kids with the camera, and have many shots of them I love. But for me, The Picture is of my father-in-law, on a bus tour of China. He...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-15-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,826
Posted By hteasley
Petronius, Frank, and lately Koolzakukumba...

Petronius, Frank, and lately Koolzakukumba constantly inspire me. MLehrman, Luigi, Paul, Rob, and Our Man in Tangier also.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-15-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,826
Posted By hteasley
Yes, thanks indeed.

Yes, thanks indeed.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-14-2013
Replies: 316
Views: 24,124
Posted By hteasley
I have twelve so far... beautiful stuff. I...

I have twelve so far... beautiful stuff.

I finally got mine in the mail today. Since the last postcard project, the post office changed its rates on international...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,370
Posted By hteasley
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/37062/med_U37062I1360639188.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-12-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By hteasley
I used the holder. I'll try without the holder...

I used the holder. I'll try without the holder tomorrow.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-12-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By hteasley
betterscanning.com glass plates

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8368/8470299572_d8750c5bea_b.jpg

I've been disappointed with a lot of my scans in recent months, and I had the thought that the arch in my negatives was to blame, so I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-10-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,370
Posted By hteasley
South of Boston, 28 inches I've been told. M9,...

South of Boston, 28 inches I've been told.

M9, SA
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8094/8458631709_9699fa6f7d_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8510/8458630989_923af3cc9c_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 40,128
Posted By hteasley
I did some testing last night against the Nokton...

I did some testing last night against the Nokton 1.1. More barrel distortion with the Sonnetar, less sharp in the middle, but nicer glow overall. And of course, much lighter weight.

I compared the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-06-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 5,554
Posted By hteasley
Jamie, Richard, Rob and Jim, thank you very much....

Jamie, Richard, Rob and Jim, thank you very much. I'm honored.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-04-2013
Replies: 316
Views: 24,124
Posted By hteasley
My cards from Moo aren't yet here, but I've...

My cards from Moo aren't yet here, but I've already received my first card in the mail. Looking forward to more!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-04-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 5,554
Posted By hteasley
My favorite, Lady in towel early morning at...

My favorite, Lady in towel early morning at Szechenyi fürdö, Sykomor
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/40762/U40762I1359657189.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-04-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 5,554
Posted By hteasley
War Gaze,...

War Gaze, Krice58
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/50945/U50945I1359695100.SEQ.1.jpg

Berlin,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-04-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 5,554
Posted By hteasley
Untitled - Photo 198580, Jamie...

Untitled - Photo 198580, Jamie Pillers
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/14844/U14844I1359503298.SEQ.0.jpg

Winter ...,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-04-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 5,554
Posted By hteasley
Coming Home,...

Coming Home, Petardima
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/4445/U4445I1359399851.SEQ.0.jpg

bali,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-04-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 5,554
Posted By hteasley
Gallery Picks for the week ending Feb 4, 2013

Gallery Picks is an opportunity for you to post a heads up to what you have seen during the past seven days at RFF that you like.
There's no membership requirement, no criteria (except past seven...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 4,384
Posted By hteasley
Only in a world where people aren't annoying...

Only in a world where people aren't annoying little putzes. We don't live in that world.

I would have agreed that they could be valuable, but for the fact that most ratings end up being 9 or so,...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 4,384
Posted By hteasley
Which is why all photos are open to comment.

Which is why all photos are open to comment.
Forum: RFF News 01-31-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 16,310
Posted By hteasley
I did find that after I posted, and I've been...

I did find that after I posted, and I've been using it.

Overall, I love the new functionality of the gallery, but I regret the loss of some of the info that used to be more immediately accessible,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,822
Posted By hteasley
Good stuff. Mine is on page 80. I gave a longer...

Good stuff. Mine is on page 80.

I gave a longer quote, but they told me to chop it down, so I did. Then I see quotes in there that look like they were about the same length as my first one...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,822
Posted By hteasley
Leica Selfie book

Leica had a self-portrait contest on Flickr several months back: the winners, I believe, had their portraits included in the 99 Years book, and everyone had their portraits included in a second book,...
Forum: RFF News 01-25-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 16,310
Posted By hteasley
Thanks, that's good to know. Still, I think I...

Thanks, that's good to know. Still, I think I would still appreciate the gallery being able to tell me if I have gallery comments, instead of having to check my email. It's when I'm checking the...
Forum: RFF News 01-25-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 16,310
Posted By hteasley
One thing I miss is knowing immediately on...

One thing I miss is knowing immediately on loading the page whether or not I have comments on any photos. I'm not sure how I'd know if an older photo of mine has been commented on now.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-24-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 4,384
Posted By hteasley
Well done. Problem solved. Thanks.

Well done. Problem solved.

Thanks.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-24-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 4,384
Posted By hteasley
The "rate all the contest photos with ones"...

The "rate all the contest photos with ones" behavior is something I didn't really think I'd see on RFF. I'm surprised by it.

It's not the end of the world by any stretch, but it's a douchey thing...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-23-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 3,930
Posted By hteasley
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/37062/med_U37062I1358999910.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 01-23-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 4,384
Posted By hteasley
I would go for ratings only if they could only be...

I would go for ratings only if they could only be bestowed in an attributed comment.

It's one thing when a photo doesn't receive a comment: when I have a photo go by with just a few views and no...
Forum: RFF News 01-18-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 16,310
Posted By hteasley
I would really appreciate it if the...

I would really appreciate it if the "target=_blank" was removed from the linkbar links on the gallery page.

I do like the layout of the gallery linkbar better than that of the rest of the site,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 40,128
Posted By hteasley
Carried it around today on the M9. I'm liking it....

Carried it around today on the M9. I'm liking it. OOF at f/2 and f/2.8 is very nice; at 1.1, it's wild and crazy, but I really like that, too. If you don't like smeary bokeh, 1.1 is not going to be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 40,128
Posted By hteasley
Don't know, but it's not twice the price, it's...

Don't know, but it's not twice the price, it's about $1200 vs $1000.

It's a good deal smaller than the Nokton, which is nice. I'm going to have to play with it. I have the Nokton still (tried to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 40,128
Posted By hteasley
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8365/8388752808_0f38...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8365/8388752808_0f389fd894_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8096/8387667299_c6b4b1b906_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 40,128
Posted By hteasley
OK, some from work. It was dark, everything is...

OK, some from work. It was dark, everything is wide open and between 1/30 and 1/60 shutter, handheld. Probably too slow for me, this wide....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2013
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,657
Posted By hteasley
The MS Optical 50mm f/1.1 Sonnetar arrived today:...

The MS Optical 50mm f/1.1 Sonnetar arrived today: bought a while ago, but new to this moment.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 40,128
Posted By hteasley
Woot, guess what arrived today? Will upload...

Woot, guess what arrived today?


Will upload some shots from it later tonight.
Forum: RFF News 01-14-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 16,310
Posted By hteasley
Thank you. I guess part of my confusion was some...

Thank you. I guess part of my confusion was some of the UI choices that are modally presented. I was, most typically, clicking the "Gallery Home" link up top.

That link seems to take you to the last...
Forum: RFF News 01-14-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 16,310
Posted By hteasley
I like the functionality of the new gallery, and...

I like the functionality of the new gallery, and I think a couple of simple layout tweaks would make it more attractive:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8381186775_be4a76bccc_b.jpg

(apologies...
Forum: RFF News 01-14-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 16,310
Posted By hteasley
OK, I said I'd wait for feedback, but one thing...

OK, I said I'd wait for feedback, but one thing that jumps out at me is the taxonomy of the database of lenses and cameras: it's sort of all over the place, and should probably get cleaned up before...
Forum: RFF News 01-14-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 16,310
Posted By hteasley
I'm a dev, too, so I know where you're coming...

I'm a dev, too, so I know where you're coming from.... I plan on waiting for a request for feedback. There's no fee associated with the site, so I'm not about to sound like an unhappy customer.
Forum: RFF News 01-14-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 16,310
Posted By hteasley
A question: is the account upload limit going to...

A question: is the account upload limit going to change? 400k photos are nice, but will eat up even more account space.

If there is still a strong account limit on overall photo size, I'd prefer to...
Forum: RFF News 01-14-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 16,310
Posted By hteasley
It seems a bit churlish to go critiquing it, when...

It seems a bit churlish to go critiquing it, when obviously a lot of work went in over the time leading up to today, but it could use a bit of layout tweaking. I'd certainly remove the target=blank...
Forum: Sony RX Series 01-03-2013
Replies: 79
Views: 14,672
Posted By hteasley
Handled an RX1 yesterday at Newtonville Camera,...

Handled an RX1 yesterday at Newtonville Camera, and took some shots in the store... it's sort of incredible. Handles really well, controls are lovely, and really wonderful 3D pop in how it draws....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,778
Posted By hteasley
I think they're actually pretty nice; saw these...

I think they're actually pretty nice; saw these referenced on another website maybe a year ago. Not what I'd go for, but with the right design and 1/4 the price, sure. Match Technical has been doing...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-02-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 5,776
Posted By hteasley
Thanks so much, DriesI and Lynn. I'm honored.

Thanks so much, DriesI and Lynn. I'm honored.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2013
Replies: 5,693
Views: 512,301
Posted By hteasley
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8078/8334740073_c7de...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8078/8334740073_c7de1f0478_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2012
Replies: 5,693
Views: 512,301
Posted By hteasley
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5454/7150558485_f4d1...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5454/7150558485_f4d142d063_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2012
Replies: 5,693
Views: 512,301
Posted By hteasley
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6106/6320622153_7232...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6106/6320622153_72328488ed_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2012
Replies: 5,693
Views: 512,301
Posted By hteasley
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4094/4822016119_b191...

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4094/4822016119_b191bce1ce_b.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-30-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 20,598
Posted By hteasley
Yeah, the color shots are all Fuji Pro 400H. A...

Yeah, the color shots are all Fuji Pro 400H. A local camera store is getting out of consumer retail and going into professional video services, so they are blowing out all their film stock. Got...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-29-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 20,598
Posted By hteasley
Not sure if I'm ever going to shoot this at...

Not sure if I'm ever going to shoot this at anything other than 6x12...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8496/8319719823_950403e4fe_b.jpg

A little light leak on this in the lower right, from a loose...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-29-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 20,598
Posted By hteasley
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8501/8320825470_cf65...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8501/8320825470_cf65018aa2_b.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-29-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 20,598
Posted By hteasley
Haven't tried; I rarely shoot with a flash. Have...

Haven't tried; I rarely shoot with a flash. Have you found a problem doing that?
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-29-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 20,598
Posted By hteasley
It keeps tension pretty poorly. The light leaks...

It keeps tension pretty poorly. The light leaks come from opening the back of the camera and finding the film not so tightly wound on the takeup spool. If you open the camera in some nice shade, and...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-28-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 20,598
Posted By hteasley
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8356/8320786160_61b2...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8356/8320786160_61b2bbcda9_b.jpg

It ain't sharp, and I'm finding that it's just hard to get a good level shot with that shutter lever, and the format is not forgiving...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2012
Replies: 5,693
Views: 512,301
Posted By hteasley
Thanks, very much :-) Sometimes, you just have...

Thanks, very much :-)

Sometimes, you just have to go buy a pack of 120 film to give yourself the kick to shoot a big, fat camera. Otherwise, it sits on the shelf...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2012
Replies: 5,693
Views: 512,301
Posted By hteasley
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8499/8316163239_7cc6...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8499/8316163239_7cc674eacc_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2012
Replies: 5,693
Views: 512,301
Posted By hteasley
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8504/8316164605_b505...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8504/8316164605_b5050ba5c2_b.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-26-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 4,715
Posted By hteasley
Thank you very much, Steve, I really appreciate...

Thank you very much, Steve, I really appreciate it.

The week has slipped by: with Xmas break from work, it still feels like last weekend...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-26-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,498
Posted By hteasley
It's a weird one. I'd have said Zorki 4 for sure,...

It's a weird one. I'd have said Zorki 4 for sure, but the windows in front are wrong. Still pretty sure it is one, so I guess the "Leica" top plate forced some inner surgery on the rf mechanism. And...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 21,742
Posted By hteasley
I have the ground glass back for it, as well as...

I have the ground glass back for it, as well as the roll back. The one roll I successfully put through it, I used a straw for the source spool, and hand rolled some regular 35mm onto it in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 21,742
Posted By hteasley
Yes. The camera was designed by an Englishman...

Yes. The camera was designed by an Englishman with a disastrously British name that I forget, and he chose LeCoultre to manufacture it, because of their excellence in watchmaking. It is, without a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 21,742
Posted By hteasley
The LeCoultre Compass...

The LeCoultre Compass 35

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3283/5834993506_5694b18d4e_b.jpg

Terrible picture of it, I've been meaning to take some better ones. I have several shots of it in this flickr...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-20-2012
Replies: 134
Views: 12,911
Posted By hteasley
The name of the site indicates a gear bent to...

The name of the site indicates a gear bent to things.

I think you're running into the fallacy of focus: simply because there's a sort of ambient topic of conversation around gear doesn't mean that...
Forum: Sony RX Series 12-20-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 14,672
Posted By hteasley
He writes like an overexcited teen, and seems to...

He writes like an overexcited teen, and seems to not have much in the way of article to article consistency in his opinions. He strikes me as not very worthwhile to read for review information.
Forum: Off Topic 12-19-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 20,061
Posted By hteasley
I've been impressed with the level of respectful...

I've been impressed with the level of respectful dialogue, for the most part: let's not succumb to typical Internet norms.
Forum: Off Topic 12-19-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 20,061
Posted By hteasley
Mental health is a bit of a red-herring,...

Mental health is a bit of a red-herring, though... research into mass killings has shown about half the folks responsible were what we would consider mentally ill prior to the crime: you can operate...
Forum: Off Topic 12-19-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 20,061
Posted By hteasley
You have to start beginning to find out where the...

You have to start beginning to find out where the guns are, so tracking transactions is the first place to do it. Being able to track guns means being able to hold links in the chain...
Forum: Off Topic 12-19-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 20,061
Posted By hteasley
Hunting would be a fine reason. Self-defense is a...

Hunting would be a fine reason. Self-defense is a fine reason (I think it's a generally overblown reason for most folks, but whatever: it's still a fine reason). I don't think that's a persuasive...
Forum: Off Topic 12-19-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 20,061
Posted By hteasley
For values of "realistic" that include...

For values of "realistic" that include "resistant", by my reading.



No, I think I cited that that very fact, that the existence of so many guns makes things difficult. And my proposals do handle...
Forum: Off Topic 12-19-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 20,061
Posted By hteasley
You seem to be taking the stand that nothing will...

You seem to be taking the stand that nothing will work. I don't think that is the stance of someone interested in recognizing that there's a problem and solving it. If having ten thousand people a...
Forum: Off Topic 12-19-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 20,061
Posted By hteasley
It will make it harder to get guns. It would make...

It will make it harder to get guns. It would make illegal guns more expensive.

Most guns used in crimes are obtained through straw purchasers, corrupt FFLs, and untracked private sale. My proposals...
Forum: Off Topic 12-19-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 20,061
Posted By hteasley
There are almost no guns in Japan. See, fewer...

There are almost no guns in Japan. See, fewer guns means fewer gun-related deaths. That's my point.

I would advocate some sort of buy-back program for guns, to get some out of circulation directly....
Forum: Off Topic 12-19-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 20,061
Posted By hteasley
There are no guarantees of any specific law...

There are no guarantees of any specific law preventing any specific event. You're asking for a logical impossibility.

However, gun controls more similar to the rest of the industrialized world are...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-18-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,862
Posted By hteasley
1/30 is a pretty slow shutter, and the blur is...

1/30 is a pretty slow shutter, and the blur is probably camera movement. I'd set the shutter to 1/125, adjust the ISO up, and see what happens.
Forum: Off Topic 12-18-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 20,061
Posted By hteasley
I pointed out earlier in the thread, but I didn't...

I pointed out earlier in the thread, but I didn't see anyone pick up on it: the recent school stabbings in China? Where the crazy man stabbed 22 kids? All of them survived. Every single stabbed child...
Forum: Off Topic 12-18-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 20,061
Posted By hteasley
I thought hunting was a big rationale for having...

I thought hunting was a big rationale for having guns?
Forum: Off Topic 12-18-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 20,061
Posted By hteasley
This is always brought up: "Now is not the time."...

This is always brought up: "Now is not the time." Turns out, though, that it's never the time. With the number of mass shootings in the US (13 in 2012 alone), we're almost always in a state where...
Forum: Off Topic 12-18-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 20,061
Posted By hteasley
Part of the problem in these sorts of...

Part of the problem in these sorts of discussions, especially here where it has stayed relatively civil, is that reasonable gun advocates don't tend to associate with their less savoury bretheren,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-18-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 5,075
Posted By hteasley
Thanks very much, Richard and Tony, I very much...

Thanks very much, Richard and Tony, I very much appreciate it. This thread is always inspiring to me.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-17-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 5,075
Posted By hteasley
Thanks very much Lynn, Richard, and ferider. I'm...

Thanks very much Lynn, Richard, and ferider. I'm honored.
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 20,061
Posted By hteasley
Fascinating that you point out that story. I...

Fascinating that you point out that story. I assume you mean the man in China that stabbed an elderly woman, then ran to a primary school and stabbed 22 children.

Absolutely horrific.

Interesting...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-17-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 20,598
Posted By hteasley
OK, got a roll developed, and I'm scanning it...

OK, got a roll developed, and I'm scanning it now. Fuji Pro400H, and the 90mm...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-17-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 5,221
Posted By hteasley
I have come to not like them, too: I loved my...

I have come to not like them, too: I loved my D90, but as I turned more and more of the auto features off, I felt my photos got better and better.

But really, I think your take is too cynical. Pro...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-17-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 5,221
Posted By hteasley
So all those professional working photographers...

So all those professional working photographers using Canikon DSLRs, they're just being duped by marketing?

I can understand preferring one thing over another. But I don't understand interpreting...
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 20,061
Posted By hteasley
My understanding is that the federal laws...

My understanding is that the federal laws pertaining to straw purchases only apply to FFLs, not gun shows, and not to used gun sales. I'm happy to be corrected.

There is a patchwork of state laws to...
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 20,061
Posted By hteasley
We don't have good statistics on gun ownership,...

We don't have good statistics on gun ownership, actually. Background checks are up, but it appears that "% of Americans who live in a household with a gun" is steady or falling, since the 1960s,...
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 20,061
Posted By hteasley
But the "strong regulation" model does, as...

But the "strong regulation" model does, as evidenced by the rest of the first world. Our trouble is that this is taken as a "slippery slope" argument, that regulation proponents want all guns gone...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-17-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 5,221
Posted By hteasley
Why the "but"? Is a light meter not part of...

Why the "but"? Is a light meter not part of "manual" photography? Is an exposure card "automatic"?

A light meter gives you information for taking the picture, but it doesn't directly influence the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-17-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 5,221
Posted By hteasley
Multi-point AF cameras often pick weird things to...

Multi-point AF cameras often pick weird things to focus on, instead of what I want. Most often, some periphery foreground object gets the focus instead of my subject.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-17-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 5,221
Posted By hteasley
I love shooting all manually. I feel much more in...

I love shooting all manually. I feel much more in control. I drive a standard transmission, too, for the same reason.

The aggravation of missing a shot because I set something wrong is, for me, far...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-17-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 5,075
Posted By hteasley
Flo Bresson, Wifey...

Flo Bresson, Wifey @2.8
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/46359/U46359I1355225287.SEQ.0.jpg

tigerphil, Leaflets &...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-17-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 5,075
Posted By hteasley
Malvin, Bridge to...

Malvin, Bridge to Canada
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51878/U51878I1355430307.SEQ.0.jpg

two from...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-17-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 5,075
Posted By hteasley
chambrenoire, Lars Tunbjörk...

chambrenoire, Lars Tunbjörk wannabe
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6728/U6728I1355568089.SEQ.0.jpg

Stuart John,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-17-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 5,075
Posted By hteasley
Great week. My picks: raphaelaaron, Four Days in...

Great week. My picks:

raphaelaaron, Four Days in November.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/35232/U35232I1355728051.SEQ.0.jpg

two from SimonSawSunlight:
japan...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,079
Posted By hteasley
I shoot my M9 and MP side by side quite often,...

I shoot my M9 and MP side by side quite often, and while I prefer the thinner MP body in the hand, I don't find the shooting experience to be substantially different. They key to me is just the way...
Forum: Photo Software 12-12-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 3,284
Posted By hteasley
Gary gave most of the advice I would have given:...

Gary gave most of the advice I would have given: explore the contents of the Aperture Library using the Finder, and you can get to your master images that way. You'll lose edits, but your masters are...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-12-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 20,598
Posted By hteasley
Got mine yesterday, with no advance warning. Have...

Got mine yesterday, with no advance warning. Have put two rolls through it so far, in 6x12 format. I'll try to get them developed soon.

Handling, I don't like the lever for the shutter, as I feel...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2012
Replies: 141
Views: 16,969
Posted By hteasley
3.4 SA on...

3.4 SA on M9

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8347/8255725889_b494455c83_b.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-11-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 5,181
Posted By hteasley
Thanks very much, astro8 and Lynn. I'm...

Thanks very much, astro8 and Lynn. I'm overwhelmed.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-10-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 5,181
Posted By hteasley
Thanks very much to Steve, Jim, Jim, Luigi,...

Thanks very much to Steve, Jim, Jim, Luigi, Richard, agianelo, and Tony, for the mentions. I'm honored.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-10-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 5,181
Posted By hteasley
Harrejesus, Mail...

Harrejesus, Mail Man
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/26229/U26229I1355051253.SEQ.0.jpg

ChEc,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-10-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 5,181
Posted By hteasley
tigerphil, Hand...

tigerphil, Hand Rail,'12
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34170/U34170I1354896201.SEQ.0.jpg

SimonSawSunlight, berlin...
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