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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-10-2015
Replies: 828
Views: 86,375
Posted By photomoof
I do not live in a cave, I do not make fire. I...

I do not live in a cave, I do not make fire. I eat as a civilized single man does in NYC, at restaurants.
Forum: RFF News 12-10-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 10,590
Posted By photomoof
You are not aware of this camera?...

You are not aware of this camera? :)

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=103455&stc=1&d=1449760649
Forum: RFF News 12-09-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 10,590
Posted By photomoof
Sort of -- they share a panel manufacturing plant...

Sort of -- they share a panel manufacturing plant 50/50 ownership. It is Samsung managed, but SONY is not using the same panels as Samsung.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-09-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 7,990
Posted By photomoof
Yes, I am getting a lot of email about this, it...

Yes, I am getting a lot of email about this, it has not even started yet. Still has not moved at all.

My guess is he will remove it. Clean it up and sell it at auction, it is worth at least 50k
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3,968
Posted By photomoof
Yes images good, now we wait for our Leica...

Yes images good, now we wait for our Leica guys...

That is some severe banding.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3,968
Posted By photomoof
Lucas none of your dropbox photos are visible to...

Lucas none of your dropbox photos are visible to us, since we are not signed into your account.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-09-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 7,990
Posted By photomoof
In the 80's an important collector/dealer with...

In the 80's an important collector/dealer with contacts in Garden City, told me he had a 250, but at the time was not showing it around. I assumed at the time the provenance was unclear. What has...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-09-2015
Replies: 828
Views: 86,375
Posted By photomoof
Absolutely. And in fact photography in general...

Absolutely.

And in fact photography in general is not expensive compared to say cycling. Really good bicycles have gone from $300 when I was first riding in the '70s to $5000 and up today, and...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-08-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,798
Posted By photomoof
Wow -- good luck Phil!

Wow -- good luck Phil!
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-08-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,798
Posted By photomoof
"The expertise required is certainly recognised...

"The expertise required is certainly recognised as they are offering up to a staggering $100,000 per year paid salary.

Good that it is a paid, rather than the more common unpaid salary.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-08-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 7,990
Posted By photomoof
One of those "mysterious" 250 backs. There was...

One of those "mysterious" 250 backs. There was rumored to one real one in Garden City.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-08-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 7,990
Posted By photomoof
Yeah, easy to find a micro, but the collar,...

Yeah, easy to find a micro, but the collar, almost impossible.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-08-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,874
Posted By photomoof
Why don't you give each other a Monochrome for...

Why don't you give each other a Monochrome for Christmas, then it won't cost you anything. :angel:
Forum: Nikon RF 12-08-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 7,990
Posted By photomoof
And a micro with the collar!! And so far no one...

And a micro with the collar!!

And so far no one is bidding, will it go for peanuts, or will bidding start at the end?

Shame about the battery case, the gray ones are so rare.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,069
Posted By photomoof
It is super 8 but not sound. The "special" is...

It is super 8 but not sound. The "special" is also super 8.

Looked it up to make sure, but the name kind of says it all.
http://super8wiki.com/index.php/Leicina_Super
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,069
Posted By photomoof
These days most users go direct to video. Film is...

These days most users go direct to video. Film is not cheap, but even B&H sells it. Dwayne's I believe, still processes Ektachrome. But don't hold me to that.

The camera you have is not sound, and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-08-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,471
Posted By photomoof
Today a guy on Craigslist offered me a $900 Mac...

Today a guy on Craigslist offered me a $900 Mac Pro in trade for my $2000 bicycle. :)
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-08-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 4,025
Posted By photomoof
Pirelli traded at 14.99 euros in Milan on...

Pirelli traded at 14.99 euros in Milan on Wednesday, just shy of the offer price. Beijing-based ChemChina, formally known as China National Chemical Corp., plans to delist Pirelli in the transaction...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-07-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By photomoof
Sadly it was demolished by vandals in 1963. ...

Sadly it was demolished by vandals in 1963.

"One entered the city like a God," the architectural historian Vincent Scully famously wrote of the original station. "One scuttles in now like a rat."
Forum: RFF Polls 12-07-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 23,614
Posted By photomoof
The beauty of iPhone time travel. Peggy...

The beauty of iPhone time travel.

Peggy Guggenheim August 26, 1898, New York City, NY ~ December 23, 1979, Padua, Italy. Amazingly married to Max Ernst for 4 years.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-07-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 23,614
Posted By photomoof
I love the thought of disposable income, as...

I love the thought of disposable income, as though I really have some to dispose of.

It would be better if the guys outside of the subways, said "have any disposable income to spare?"

Mostly I...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-07-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 23,614
Posted By photomoof
Well I was exaggerating, not a problem until one...

Well I was exaggerating, not a problem until one is combining a lot of files. Not really a joke about Larry though.

I don't think I could ever really sell enough to justify any of these cameras....
Forum: RFF Polls 12-07-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 23,614
Posted By photomoof
I would have to invest in a lot more computer,...

I would have to invest in a lot more computer, and right now I just cannot see investing in a Xeon based computer with 64mb of ram.

Although I can dream that Larry Gagosian will discover my work,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-07-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,824
Posted By photomoof
Thanks for your sensible and definitive answers...

Thanks for your sensible and definitive answers to my original question, especially the firmware version! :)

I finally just deleted out of this discussion, as noted I had a loner M8, it had...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-05-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 4,025
Posted By photomoof
OK I could see that. :)

OK I could see that. :)
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-05-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 6,868
Posted By photomoof
This generally only a worry if one is keeping...

This generally only a worry if one is keeping photos of one's girlfriend on an iPhone one's wife has access to. :eek:

Photos are only being actually stored in the cloud, unless one has a phone with...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-05-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 4,025
Posted By photomoof
Well not really, surely you cannot feel that way...

Well not really, surely you cannot feel that way about dogs in costume?

You are harsh.:eek:
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-05-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,824
Posted By photomoof
Smile What is the final story, the short version? ...

What is the final story, the short version? Will Leica replace any M9 sensor, or is there still the hoop to jump through, of having a "problem?"

Or is this finally a proper, no questions asked...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 8,280
Posted By photomoof
Remind yourself, as you travel into the future of...

Remind yourself, as you travel into the future of your older self, to never put up with that from yourself again. Allow yourself to do what you need!
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-05-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 4,025
Posted By photomoof
Well that was the usual fuss about nothing... OK...

Well that was the usual fuss about nothing... OK then, the corporation will not be sending me one.

I hate getting sucked into this kind of thing. Doug, unfortunately, and sadly, is right.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-04-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 6,868
Posted By photomoof
Not for thirty days. It is like mail.

Not for thirty days. It is like mail.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-04-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 6,868
Posted By photomoof
Aperture does not authenticate, as far as I know,...

Aperture does not authenticate, as far as I know, no Apple programs do. They are all so cheap, users just buy them.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-03-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 6,868
Posted By photomoof
I really like the Photos.app. I am rather...

I really like the Photos.app. I am rather tired of photoshop, in a sense it offers too much. The Photos.app is closer to using slide film, IMO. I concentrate more on the images, less on Photo...
Forum: Leica SL 12-03-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 14,655
Posted By photomoof
I used to layout ads for several photo dealers,...

I used to layout ads for several photo dealers, and I don't exaggerate when I say the vast majority of guys who wanted to talk to someone about the super-equipment they owned (usually purchased from...
Forum: Leica SL 12-03-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 14,655
Posted By photomoof
It all depends upon your belief in the existence...

It all depends upon your belief in the existence of Hayley Stark. She may be an apparition. Jeff Kohlver may be driven to suicide by his mind.
Forum: Leica SL 12-02-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 14,655
Posted By photomoof
Hollywood does not think so - a lot of people...

Hollywood does not think so - a lot of people believe, or at least like to believe during the movie. :eek:

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY
THE AMITYVILLE HORROR
AN AMERICAN HAUNTING
THE EXORCISM OF EMILY...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-02-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 6,868
Posted By photomoof
That was made for the first generation iPad, but...

That was made for the first generation iPad, but never really worked as additional memory, I owned one.

Now it is easy to move files to a desktop wirelessly.

There are newer connectors, not sure...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-02-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 6,868
Posted By photomoof
It's the sound a Dogcow makes... moof! moof!

It's the sound a Dogcow makes... moof! moof!
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-02-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 6,868
Posted By photomoof
And I see the infamous Apple spell checker is...

And I see the infamous Apple spell checker is busy changing "photomoof" to "photo of."

How soon the new kids at Apple forget what Moof was.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-02-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 6,868
Posted By photomoof
Not easy, around here on Craigslist Macs are...

Not easy, around here on Craigslist Macs are almost as much as new.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-02-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 6,868
Posted By photomoof
Yeah just signed in using a Toronto IP, actually...

Yeah just signed in using a Toronto IP, actually cheaper than in the US at $822 USD at today's favorable exchange rate.

But with tax, based on Toronto final price was $1241 CD, or $928 USD. In...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-02-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 6,868
Posted By photomoof
The Air is a great computer. My GF uses one for...

The Air is a great computer. My GF uses one for professional graphic design. She uses a combination of external company servers, Dropbox, and Google for storage. She works on very big files. ...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-01-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,703
Posted By photomoof
Now that is an optimistic seller. He will be...

Now that is an optimistic seller.

He will be lucky to get 20k USD, and even then the buyer would have to be highly motivated. I have seen these kind of sales a number of times, they sadly go for...
Forum: Leica SL 12-01-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 14,655
Posted By photomoof
I agree, there are really cameras one cannot get...

I agree, there are really cameras one cannot get along with.

I received a Contax G kit as a long term loaner, and gave it back, it was impossible for me to take photos with it, I just could not...
Forum: Leica SL 12-01-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 14,655
Posted By photomoof
I buy a new bicycle, and for a few weeks I ride...

I buy a new bicycle, and for a few weeks I ride more, but in the end one just has to do the miles. The equipment rush is like doing cocaine to be creative.
Forum: Leica SL 12-01-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 14,655
Posted By photomoof
Is he an actual person, or some kind of AI at MIT...

Is he an actual person, or some kind of AI at MIT or somewhere?
Forum: Leica SL 12-01-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 14,655
Posted By photomoof
And he really is a "stranger." I admit to...

And he really is a "stranger."

I admit to being interested in the equipment of photographers who are showing in the galleries. I am enough of a gearhead to wonder what someone is using to make...
Forum: RFF News 12-01-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 10,590
Posted By photomoof
Probably. Samsung is in the process of making a...

Probably.

Samsung is in the process of making a number of major management changes, most in the spotlight, Samsung is trying to correct their declining phone division, with new management. The...
Forum: Leica SL 12-01-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 14,655
Posted By photomoof
Am I missing something here?

Am I missing something here?
Forum: RFF News 11-30-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 10,590
Posted By photomoof
So basically owning a Samsung TV is dependent on...

So basically owning a Samsung TV is dependent on personal strength and ownership of a car? :D

Not so much for me, don't own a car, I just pound the back of mine and usually it starts, due to a bad...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,747
Posted By photomoof
I could not see into the future (M8), but when I...

I could not see into the future (M8), but when I was first shown the M7, I remember saying something like, "nice but I want a real Leica."

One could own an M6 without ever contaminating it with a...
Forum: RFF News 11-30-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 10,590
Posted By photomoof
But really, if I had 2200 bucks in a pocket,...

But really, if I had 2200 bucks in a pocket, would I really want a Samsung APS-C camera?

In the real world, no matter how I try to suppress it, there is a "pride of ownership" factor in photo...
Forum: Photo Software 11-30-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,486
Posted By photomoof
You can set the phone to try and keep originals,...

You can set the phone to try and keep originals, but that would require a phone with a lot of memory, many of us only have 16GB phones so the phone only brings up high rez when viewing.

It sucks,...
Forum: RFF News 11-29-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 10,590
Posted By photomoof
I have a 42 inch Samsung TV, the worst TV I have...

I have a 42 inch Samsung TV, the worst TV I have ever owned!
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-29-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 8,829
Posted By photomoof
For my cameras (Lumix and Canon) I have an...

For my cameras (Lumix and Canon) I have an assortment of crappy cards. PNY, Kingston, SanDisk Ultra II, Kingmax, 8 and 16GB, they all work fine.

Go figure.
Forum: Photo Software 11-29-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,486
Posted By photomoof
First, she had never made a backup to iTunes??? ...

First, she had never made a backup to iTunes??? Never? Ever? Not even once? Because if she did it is easy to recover lost files.

OK no?

This is not a procedure that Apple is going to do for...
Forum: Photo Software 11-29-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,486
Posted By photomoof
Actually it is trivial. If you want to use...

Actually it is trivial. If you want to use iCloud to store photos just turn on iCloud on all your devices using the same Apple ID. Ignore ALL the "sharing," settings those are for social media,...
Forum: Photo Software 11-29-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,486
Posted By photomoof
Photostream is a semi-public album, now used...

Photostream is a semi-public album, now used mostly for users of Apple TV for screensaver. I allow it, but limit what it in it.



Bummer, but all is not lost.

She had never synced or backed up her...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-28-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 6,021
Posted By photomoof
I just shoot panoramas for fun. Frankly...

I just shoot panoramas for fun.

Frankly panoramas, like those from the widelux, and iPhone, are problematic, much like fish-eye round shots. The format usually just overwhelms the content.

But...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-26-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,709
Posted By photomoof
Just take your time, when you have the eyepiece...

Just take your time, when you have the eyepiece in hand it is pretty obvious how to mod it. Do make it a tight fit, or you will lose it.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-26-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 6,021
Posted By photomoof
I have experience with a brand new Widelux, they...

I have experience with a brand new Widelux, they either work or they don't, if they are banding step away.

Buy a working camera, from a photographer who has tired of it.

Or just use your iPhone...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-26-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 7,222
Posted By photomoof
Not sure "they" know about hippies these days. ...

Not sure "they" know about hippies these days.

I like to think of myself as an elderly eccentric, but as the second oldest in a building full of young families, with preschoolers, who know how...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-26-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,709
Posted By photomoof
Go to the "PDF Archive" section on the Nikon...

Go to the "PDF Archive" section on the Nikon Historical Society, there is an article on how to modify a Nikon Diopter to fit an SP. It is a PDF.

www.nikonhistoricalsociety.com front right col. I...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-25-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 7,222
Posted By photomoof
Roger!!! On another note -- the Wall Street...

Roger!!!

On another note -- the Wall Street Journal published an article on the Holga creator T.M. Lee, almost a year ago, that pretty much implied Holga production might be over soon, due to of...
Forum: RFF News 11-24-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,356
Posted By photomoof
I offer cash or credit card, as required by eBay....

I offer cash or credit card, as required by eBay. There is a credit card machine a few blocks from my house, the buyer is welcome to use that. I also make them sign a receipt, for ebay.
Forum: Leica SL 11-24-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 7,000
Posted By photomoof
Not really what I mean, but explaining it is like...

Not really what I mean, but explaining it is like trying to explain religion to an atheist. All I can say it is a mental state, not an activity, with many possible levels. I admit I am more of a...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-24-2015
Replies: 179
Views: 29,634
Posted By photomoof
When there is a new voter, then the thread...

When there is a new voter, then the thread appears on the home page list.

VB views all thread activity as "new."

As the old saying goes, it is not a bug, it is a feature.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By photomoof
Women know everything. Now we will just sit...

Women know everything.

Now we will just sit back and wait for your next funny story. :)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-23-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By photomoof
OK, I'll play. What does that video have to do...

OK, I'll play. What does that video have to do with dust and scratches on film?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-23-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By photomoof
Obviously, with one exception, the Magnum pros...

Obviously, with one exception, the Magnum pros arrived after the event was over, no way they can be everywhere, at all times, those who were there took the relevant photos, it is the really of...
Forum: Leica SL 11-23-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 7,000
Posted By photomoof
You don't "shop" do you? :) I love camera...

You don't "shop" do you? :)

I love camera "shopping," I seldom buy. Many men, especially ones with lists, confuse "shopping" with buying stuff. I was "shopping" at Adorama just the other day, I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-23-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 5,402
Posted By photomoof
Exactly! I am greedy I prefer both. ;)

Exactly!



I am greedy I prefer both. ;)
Forum: Leica SL 11-23-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 7,000
Posted By photomoof
With that frame of mind how do you handle grocery...

With that frame of mind how do you handle grocery stores or clothes shopping?

Leica only has a few choices, it's easy.



I was going to buy my girlfriend a trip to London, but I ended up buying her...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By photomoof
Ellen, ask yourself why are you having a show...

Ellen, ask yourself why are you having a show and and what would you like to tell someone looking at the photos.

Are you looking for photography work, based on the show?
Are you selling prints?
Who...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-22-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 5,402
Posted By photomoof
Yes but I would have been more interested in what...

Yes but I would have been more interested in what the non-photographer's spouse says...

How do they cover up those $7000 purchases? :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-22-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 5,402
Posted By photomoof
The title just makes no sense in light of the...

The title just makes no sense in light of the responses.

The non-photographer's spouse says...

What has your significant other said to you that made you realize they have no appreciation for your...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-20-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 23,811
Posted By photomoof
KM-25 that was a nice twist on a friday night. ...

KM-25 that was a nice twist on a friday night.

Johnny agreed! Everyone lighten up.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-20-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 23,811
Posted By photomoof
I have always followed the "enthusiast crowd." ...

I have always followed the "enthusiast crowd." Lots of photos, no money. You know, one has a show at Metro Pictures while still a receptionist? Get rich later?

I signed with my first gallery on...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-20-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 23,811
Posted By photomoof
My thoughts exactly, seems like the company...

My thoughts exactly, seems like the company should be in or out of photography, not specific equipment phobic.

I could understand a employer banning photos during work, but that is clearly not...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-20-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 23,811
Posted By photomoof
Personally I only see one change in attitude...

Personally I only see one change in attitude since the early 70s, when I could make enough off of street photos to pay my rent, the US (and maybe elsewhere?) obsession with pedophila.



I'm sure you...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-20-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 23,811
Posted By photomoof
Only hard core, really smelly, "bums" on the...

Only hard core, really smelly, "bums" on the subway have ever bothered me, but I usually ask. But they sometimes go ballistic when you walk by them.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,294
Posted By photomoof
He did not have the option not to see it. IMO,...

He did not have the option not to see it. IMO, none of us really should take the option not to see, not to bear witness.

Take photos? I honestly don't know. I walked among the ruins of 9/11 for...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,294
Posted By photomoof
"I am depressed without phone money for rent...

"I am depressed without phone money for rent money for child support money for debts money!!! I am haunted by the vivid memories of killings and corpses and anger and pain of starving...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,294
Posted By photomoof
One of my dearest friends from college was a...

One of my dearest friends from college was a combat photographer in Vietnam, I remember he had lost about 60 pounds when he was discharged, sick and constantly nervous, armed only with a Nikon F, and...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,294
Posted By photomoof
Might have been me, I had looked at your work...

Might have been me, I had looked at your work when you posted a link a few years back (twice it turns out), not sure if the thread was still live when I looked recently, but found found it on Google,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,294
Posted By photomoof
Might have been me, I had looked at your work...

Might have been me, I had looked at your work when you posted a link a few years back, not sure if the thread was still live, but found found it on Google (sadly the search engine on the RFF rather...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,294
Posted By photomoof
The last photo of his series makes it appear she...

The last photo of his series makes it appear she was being protected by the Shah's Secret Service SAVAK, and has fainted.

What happened to her later is of course unknown. Some were executed after...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,294
Posted By photomoof
Many would say the same about some of your best...

Many would say the same about some of your best photographs, photography is easily misunderstood. That is why I included Abbas' notes.

I agree with you, but then again don't, for me personally...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,294
Posted By photomoof
http://mediastore2.magnumphotos.com/CoreXDoc/MAG/M...

http://mediastore2.magnumphotos.com/CoreXDoc/MAG/Media/TR2/1/c/b/b/PAR91599.jpg
A. Abbas

IRAN. Tehran. January 25 1979
The Army intervenes when the woman faints. The man standing in the middle is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-17-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,526
Posted By photomoof
While you were out shooting I was going through...

While you were out shooting I was going through all the drawers behind the counters, and in the back rooms, searching for Nikon rangefinder stuff the 32nd street store. Spent days looking through...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,398
Posted By photomoof
Not the only one. ...

Not the only one. http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1250316
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-16-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,600
Posted By photomoof
I used about 20 Zenits for teaching young...

I used about 20 Zenits for teaching young students in the '70s. Wish I could remember the exact model, but they were donated to me by St. Louis Photo, kids took them home, I never had a failure. ...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-16-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,408
Posted By photomoof
It always crosses my mind. But, these days I...

It always crosses my mind.

But, these days I seldom keep receipts, since I no longer depreciate equipment. I rely on the fact that companies like Leica and Apple know they sold me a camera. They...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By photomoof
For over a year it has been at...

For over a year it has been at http://www.nikonhistoricalsociety.com/, with a warning that the old URL was about to disappear.

Google finds it right away. And it is linked from Facebook. ...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,314
Posted By photomoof
It offers but it NOT automatic. Once killed it...

It offers but it NOT automatic.

Once killed it is killed forever for that device, but it does require two mouse clicks. It would be a PITA if you have hundreds of cards, I only have a dozen, so...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-13-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 14,244
Posted By photomoof
I have not tried that, but how does it affect...

I have not tried that, but how does it affect things like Time Machine or installing software, I assume all software would have to be installed from the admin account?

Time machine requires admin...
Forum: RFF News 11-13-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,958
Posted By photomoof
If we were in a critique, 1) I would still ask,...

If we were in a critique,

1) I would still ask, what does that blue border do?

2) Some of the shading and lines are too fussy, but I could live with them.

3) Nice if the editing icons where in...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,314
Posted By photomoof
The Photo app is really oriented toward use of...

The Photo app is really oriented toward use of the iCloud/iPhone, it syncs all photos across all Apple devices, and allows one to keep tiny thumbnails on the iPhone, therefore allows many more photos...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-13-2015
Replies: 828
Views: 86,375
Posted By photomoof
Even Apple doesn't buy, how would Leica even...

Even Apple doesn't buy, how would Leica even consider such reckless behaviour?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-13-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 11,339
Posted By photomoof
For my personal work on the web or cataloging,...

For my personal work on the web or cataloging, almost anything will do, as long as it is clean, and not too manipulated. For exhibiting or client work, obviously one has a drum scan made.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,856
Posted By photomoof
All of the chrome and black lenses are great! ...

All of the chrome and black lenses are great! Have fun with yours.
Forum: RFF News 11-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,958
Posted By photomoof
The Metropolitan in NYC has begun experimenting...

The Metropolitan in NYC has begun experimenting with dark galleries, not for photos, mostly for paintings. They hung the Robert Frank show on a dark earthy color. Not black, thank...
Forum: RFF News 11-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,958
Posted By photomoof
If I was running a focus group on a user...

If I was running a focus group on a user interface and timing how long it took someone to find a button that moves from left to right, depending on the screen settings, I would have my staff make a...
Forum: RFF News 11-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,958
Posted By photomoof
No one knows quite what to do. My Mac shows a...

No one knows quite what to do.

My Mac shows a little icon [picture] of a hard drive, but when I ask students to tell me what a hard drive is, about 90% of them have no idea whatsoever.

As you note,...
Forum: RFF News 11-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,958
Posted By photomoof
Bottom right of...

Bottom right of screen.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=103295&stc=1&d=1447347090
Forum: RFF News 11-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,958
Posted By photomoof
Yeah probably a bad choice of words on my part,...

Yeah probably a bad choice of words on my part, but there is no question we are all victims of the ability to add more "features" and "visual noise" both on and off line.

I am too "dumb" to...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-12-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 14,244
Posted By photomoof
Yes, each time I install a new OS, CS complains...

Yes, each time I install a new OS, CS complains about missing Java.



Youtube has moved to HTML 5, mostly because of Apple. They simply could not afford to lock out all Apple users.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-12-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 6,743
Posted By photomoof
That is such a bummer, but if it is any...

That is such a bummer, but if it is any consolation it has happened to almost everyone.

Worse with negatives, somehow during one of my studio moves I lost thousands of black and white negatives, now...
Forum: RFF News 11-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,958
Posted By photomoof
By the way overall I find the RFF quite easy to...

By the way overall I find the RFF quite easy to use, and quick to learn. There is an enormous amount of content that can be quickly browsed. Little need to search, which to me is important.
Forum: RFF News 11-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,958
Posted By photomoof
I use "modern" as in "current" UI thinking/design...

I use "modern" as in "current" UI thinking/design in general. Early web sites were pretty much an accident, built around primitive HTML "standards" by code writers not designers. Most were...
Forum: RFF News 11-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,958
Posted By photomoof
For a truly 2015 look, drop all the frames...

For a truly 2015 look, drop all the frames completely. Frames in a design look amateurish.

As a professor of web design for quite a few years, I am pretty firm on simplicity. Color is OK, but...
Forum: RFF News 11-11-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,958
Posted By photomoof
VERY nice improvement! Still need to kill the...

VERY nice improvement!

Still need to kill the orange and blue borders, and orange bar at the bottom.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-11-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,681
Posted By photomoof
Done right with a good loupe, I think you might...

Done right with a good loupe, I think you might be surprised. Of course the neg will tell you more, a small test print even more, but still you might give it a shot.

There is no extra handling. ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-11-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,681
Posted By photomoof
Well made contact sheets, exposed carefully, and...

Well made contact sheets, exposed carefully, and used with a good loupe, will give one a very clear idea of what the final print can look like.

Without a decent contract sheet you have nothing that...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-11-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,681
Posted By photomoof
I'm over on another thread remembering making...

I'm over on another thread remembering making enlarged 16x20 contact sheets on an 8x10 enlarger, and you guys are shooting through the plastic sleeves? That really sounds awful.

The traditional...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-11-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,887
Posted By photomoof
Those books are a little before my time. I have...

Those books are a little before my time. I have noticed them in used photo book stores, but now even bookstores are gone.

I wonder if you were more aware of them, because you are a photography...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-11-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,514
Posted By photomoof
Think of "rangefinder" in today's context, as...

Think of "rangefinder" in today's context, as slang for a Leica type rangefinder.

Bottom line put well by Wikipedia:
"Almost all digital cameras, and most later film cameras, measure distance...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By photomoof
Actually enlarged contact sheets were once very...

Actually enlarged contact sheets were once very common, they would put the negatives in a 8x10 enlarger. I used to have 16x20 contact sheets made, they were great.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-11-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,287
Posted By photomoof
They were not common, since most cameras were...

They were not common, since most cameras were sold with lenses. The body caps are simple but elegant, a one piece metal stamping, they fit snugly, but are easy to remove.

In all my years of buying...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By photomoof
Hard to say, he was certainly active in 48, but...

Hard to say, he was certainly active in 48, but his photos of Brando in 51 made him well known.

Could not find anything on the web re those photos, sure they were so large, not an enlargement?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By photomoof
He could have used a Robot, but my guess is they...

He could have used a Robot, but my guess is they are film frames, since he was a film producer. Nothing was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 4,227
Posted By photomoof
Whew, I am worn out just reading this thread,...

Whew, I am worn out just reading this thread, some of you take more with you than I own!

I take an iPhone, I avoid a busman's holiday.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-10-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,907
Posted By photomoof
[Perhaps] Sadly I no longer have anything rare or...

[Perhaps] Sadly I no longer have anything rare or interesting rangefinder-wise, those days are long gone, so is the geek pretty much.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-10-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,907
Posted By photomoof
Here in NYC many of the RFF guys get together, as...

Here in NYC many of the RFF guys get together, as you probably know. I used to belong to a large artist's group. Probably my most meaningful artistic relationships. Free, and ongoing.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-10-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,907
Posted By photomoof
Glad a couple of us are keeping you amused. It...

Glad a couple of us are keeping you amused. It is not easy to get a laugh on here. :angel:
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By photomoof
My girlfriend had to point out that I could...

My girlfriend had to point out that I could [should] move my head. :confused:
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-09-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,907
Posted By photomoof
All previous comments aside, the skill of the...

All previous comments aside, the skill of the photographer may have very little to do with teaching success.

The professor, most important to me, in art grad school, was not an artist, but a writer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By photomoof
Well this went swimmingly. Rob your avatar is...

Well this went swimmingly.

Rob your avatar is broken.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By photomoof
High Tech Cardboard

The NY Times gave these little cardboard VR viewers away this weekend.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=103278&stc=1&d=1447021536

Full motion 360 degree video in...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-08-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,907
Posted By photomoof
"I first heard about William Eggleston through my...

"I first heard about William Eggleston through my good friend and talented street photographer Charlie Kirk about a year and a half ago."
-- Eric Kim Blog, April 1, 2013
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-08-2015
Replies: 153
Views: 31,681
Posted By photomoof
That was my final thought. I used 4/3 for a...

That was my final thought. I used 4/3 for a studio project, because the camera was small, but ended up reshooting on FF, rather than cropping, and just sold all the lenses etc.

I am still stuck...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-08-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,631
Posted By photomoof
Apple simply does not publicly react to every...

Apple simply does not publicly react to every report, but they issue security updates quite often. There have been reports of a remote jailbreak, but personally I doubt its veracity. Macs are...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-08-2015
Replies: 153
Views: 31,681
Posted By photomoof
Yeah it is really ugly, and I admit the 35mm...

Yeah it is really ugly, and I admit the 35mm format is just an accident, but a very successful one esthetically.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-07-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,676
Posted By photomoof
Same hair!

Same hair!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-07-2015
Replies: 153
Views: 31,681
Posted By photomoof
I still have my Lumix GF1, but I have to admit it...

I still have my Lumix GF1, but I have to admit it never really worked for me. Sold all the lenses, but kept the kit lens.

As for the odd size, I would crop them if I showed them, since I long ago...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-07-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By photomoof
Nuts! http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/atta...

Nuts!

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=103272&stc=1&d=1446911834

Presta valve nuts. Note the variations, crosshatch vs straight. Don't think they would fit your...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2015
Replies: 828
Views: 86,375
Posted By photomoof
Disgust with runaway wealth in cities like NYC,...

Disgust with runaway wealth in cities like NYC, is really another discussion. But.

Perhaps "alienated" is a poor choice of words?

Long ago I just lost interest in owning a Leica, the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-06-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,667
Posted By photomoof
NYC does not do well with the mentally ill, we...

NYC does not do well with the mentally ill, we have a lot of them on the street.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,936
Posted By photomoof
Terrible spelling Reserve price higher than buy...

Terrible spelling
Reserve price higher than buy it now
Ridiculous shipping

Why even think about it? Good F's are everywhere.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-06-2015
Replies: 828
Views: 86,375
Posted By photomoof
The problem with the "Posers, Wannabes or...

The problem with the "Posers, Wannabes or Bling-stars" is that they are not probably not that taken with the "Hunger Games" -- and likely seldom think of a Leica. I live in a very visible city,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-06-2015
Replies: 828
Views: 86,375
Posted By photomoof
Some people transcend those financial...

Some people transcend those financial relativities, that annoy us mortals.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/driver-rare-920000-ferrari-lost-6775236
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-06-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,631
Posted By photomoof
30 years ago getting money was tough (experience...

30 years ago getting money was tough (experience in Spain), now with Skype and the internet it is easy, unless you lock yourself out with crazy passwords you can't remember.

While 1password does...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-06-2015
Replies: 828
Views: 86,375
Posted By photomoof
I owned two, of one of the more tasteful special...

I owned two, of one of the more tasteful special editions, the Leica M6 TTL Millenium, I got them at cost, with the lenses, and at the time clearly I was demented, and thought I might use them.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-06-2015
Replies: 828
Views: 86,375
Posted By photomoof
He is using "expensive" in a pejorative sense...

He is using "expensive" in a pejorative sense (overpriced), which is not common in the US, so it makes little sense to some of us.

"Expensive" is relative however to income, while "a lot of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-05-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,022
Posted By photomoof
You are obviously missing some parts (sync...

You are obviously missing some parts (sync switch), this is what the camera should look like. Must have been...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-05-2015
Replies: 828
Views: 86,375
Posted By photomoof
Marie probably never said it. More here,...

Marie probably never said it. More here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_them_eat_cake.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-05-2015
Replies: 828
Views: 86,375
Posted By photomoof
An ancient Chinese emperor who, being told that...

An ancient Chinese emperor who, being told that his subjects didn't have enough rice to eat, replied, "Why don't they eat meat?"
Forum: Other RF 11-05-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,429
Posted By photomoof
Actually they do go on public auction, especially...

Actually they do go on public auction, especially now that serious collectors are aging, but they very seldom are on eBay, but it happens. EBay has rather redefined the concept of "rare."

Dealers...
Forum: Other RF 11-05-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,429
Posted By photomoof
I will definitely put that on my mental list of...

I will definitely put that on my mental list of cameras to buy.

That is a camera you buy for a dollar on a stoop, or for $18,000 at an auction, there is not likely to be much in between.

I would...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-05-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,631
Posted By photomoof
And if you are on vacation, and have just lost...

And if you are on vacation, and have just lost everything into a canal in Venice, you will be glad you can remember the password to your bank, when you all you have left is your wife's iPhone.
Forum: Other RF 11-05-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,429
Posted By photomoof
It's not a camera one can show around like a...

It's not a camera one can show around like a motorized black Nikon SP, and have anyone say, "boy I wish I owned that?"

My response would be "they let you write checks from inside the institution?"
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-05-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,631
Posted By photomoof
They mean well, thinking is, "what could a few...

They mean well, thinking is, "what could a few capitals and number hurt?"
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-05-2015
Replies: 828
Views: 86,375
Posted By photomoof
There are Ferraris and Lamborghinis, it is up to...

There are Ferraris and Lamborghinis, it is up to one's parents and mentors to instill the ability to discern the difference.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-05-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,631
Posted By photomoof
Those long passwords really are not necessary. ...

Those long passwords really are not necessary. This cartoon, kind of summarizes the reality.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=103254&stc=1&d=1446742563
Forum: Other RF 11-05-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,429
Posted By photomoof
That one is a bargain at only $14000 USD, how...

That one is a bargain at only $14000 USD, how about one for $23000...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 11-05-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,732
Posted By photomoof
My tech buying advice to others (and myself) is...

My tech buying advice to others (and myself) is to never buy any product that is not in stock, and never buy before the product has passed at least one software/firmware upgrade cycle.

Ditto for...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-05-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,646
Posted By photomoof
Mmm ... Where oh where is my name? :)

Mmm ... Where oh where is my name? :)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-04-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,646
Posted By photomoof
Ah but Leica/Canon/Nikon depend on all those...

Ah but Leica/Canon/Nikon depend on all those shelf queens and vacation garlands to survive. And rff members get to buy them when they are sold, in like new condition.



Your OP didn't have any info,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-04-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,646
Posted By photomoof
Could just be her studio closing down.

Could just be her studio closing down.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-04-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,646
Posted By photomoof
No indication of provenance or who is selling....

No indication of provenance or who is selling. Odd.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-04-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,646
Posted By photomoof
Why only 50%, and why these cameras?

Why only 50%, and why these cameras?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-04-2015
Replies: 828
Views: 86,375
Posted By photomoof
Even with the horrors of "grain aliasing?" ...

Even with the horrors of "grain aliasing?" :eek:
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-04-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,631
Posted By photomoof
Ah PHP and security. :)

Ah PHP and security. :)
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-04-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,631
Posted By photomoof
Hacking vBulletin, what do you get? Most of...

Hacking vBulletin, what do you get?

Most of us on the RFF don't even have real names, no SS or financial info. Still a PITA.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By photomoof
The M motors I owned didn't whirr, they thumped....

The M motors I owned didn't whirr, they thumped. :)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-04-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,295
Posted By photomoof
Venice does really beg for wide angles. Fire...

Venice does really beg for wide angles.

Fire Department (Vigili Del Fuoco) in Dorsoduro
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=103251&stc=1&d=1446651654

I love Venice at...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-03-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,708
Posted By photomoof
It is an odd structure. As seen from the...

It is an odd structure.

As seen from the Washington...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-03-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,531
Posted By photomoof
I plan photos, and I change things, but I guess...

I plan photos, and I change things, but I guess I don't "repair" images, I leave that to editors. Almost all of my photos in print and TV have been cropped.

I just do photos again the way I want...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-03-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 20,936
Posted By photomoof
That was kind of my thought as well.:) Why make...

That was kind of my thought as well.:)

Why make it a secret hobby?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-03-2015
Replies: 828
Views: 86,375
Posted By photomoof
Agreed... I hate scans, but if I were to return...

Agreed...

I hate scans, but if I were to return to film, I cannot imagine myself actually scanning chromes. That would be a gruesome experience. I would have them printed as I always have.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-03-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,295
Posted By photomoof
A little light on photos, surely others have been...

A little light on photos, surely others have been to Trieste and Venice? I am hoping.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-03-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,531
Posted By photomoof
The thread did make me think about why I don't...

The thread did make me think about why I don't crop artwork, when in fact I crop "junk" photos, like vacation stuff, and commercial web-shots all the time.

Almost all my artwork, has been on...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-02-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,531
Posted By photomoof
I believe it is rarely pronounced.

I believe it is rarely pronounced.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-02-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,295
Posted By photomoof
Venice you just point your camera in any...

Venice you just point your camera in any direction, and the city is beautiful, particularly without people at night.

The trick in Venice is to not go to the tourist areas, much of it you see almost...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-02-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,531
Posted By photomoof
The term is "fanbois." If we are going to talk...

The term is "fanbois."

If we are going to talk like we are on Twitter trading barbs, let's get it right.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-02-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,531
Posted By photomoof
That quote was attributed to Robert Capa. ...

That quote was attributed to Robert Capa. Still, he put his most iconic portraits in a context.

https://newhousempd300.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/2013-10-25-par132190.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-02-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,531
Posted By photomoof
Think more positively, think inclusion, what you...

Think more positively, think inclusion, what you choose to include, not exclude.

What you wish to show to others.

My question about cropping in general is why don't you want "that?" Why are things...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-02-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,531
Posted By photomoof
Really, a rule for all, who said that? Seems...

Really, a rule for all, who said that? Seems crazy.

How would "they" enforce the rule? Refuse to look? :)

Even those Kodak slides I refer to can be masked, although when I have exhibited...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2015
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Views: 1,708
Posted By photomoof
Yes it is hard to explain to those who have not...

Yes it is hard to explain to those who have not seen it.

True story:
I was shopping for a new suit, and a young couple was buying a suit for an event. They asked me what I thought, and we got to...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-02-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,531
Posted By photomoof
Sure about that? Seems just the opposite to me. ...

Sure about that? Seems just the opposite to me. Looks like many are saying it is ridiculous not to crop, that personal decisions are a fetish.

I don't crop (I would not say never), but could care...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-02-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,531
Posted By photomoof
One could look at it that way, it is the old...

One could look at it that way, it is the old cliche of a director's framing.

But in a purely literal sense, framing and cropping are not the same concept, certainly not strictly definition-wise....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,708
Posted By photomoof
I suppose, but one should really go see Maya...

I suppose, but one should really go see Maya Ying Lin's actual wall in Washington D.C.

I have seen it twice in the last year. Round trip from Pensacola $298, worth every penny.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-02-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 14,125
Posted By photomoof
I use diopters on all my cameras. I am...

I use diopters on all my cameras. I am nearsighted but can see well enough to not trip over anything. So put my glasses on top of my head.

I have never actually focussed an RF camera, I used them...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-02-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,317
Posted By photomoof
Great site. And better name, considering how...

Great site.

And better name, considering how much Susan hating goes on around here.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-02-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,531
Posted By photomoof
10% would be 2.4 inches on most of the work I...

10% would be 2.4 inches on most of the work I have shown, very distracting, personally if the work is a series (which all of my work is).

Of course others don't give it a thought. I saw the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-01-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,531
Posted By photomoof
Saw a show today at MoMA NY, where slides were...

Saw a show today at MoMA NY, where slides were printed with the irregular cardboard mount edge as a mat, Walid Raad. Found it pleasing in the narrative setting....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-01-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,531
Posted By photomoof
Obviously it wasn't, unless he was suddenly using...

Obviously it wasn't, unless he was suddenly using a Contax upside down. :)

Why there is such interest in this photo baffles me, it has nothing to do with cropping as an artistic mode of working. ...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-01-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,531
Posted By photomoof
Ditto, for me valid, not agony. And if nothing...

Ditto, for me valid, not agony. And if nothing else, on a purely practical level, I don't personally like a hodge podge of shapes and resolutions, especially in a large body of work, in one show....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-01-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,531
Posted By photomoof
Seems like the volk on this thread just want to...

Seems like the volk on this thread just want to have a bar fight, no one is really interested in why an artist would present images full frame? All this truly bizarre talk of "rules?"

Of course...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,322
Posted By photomoof
My thought now, looking back, but money coupled...

My thought now, looking back, but money coupled with youth is confusing. :)
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-30-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 8,924
Posted By photomoof
That used to be true, but if you run the numbers...

That used to be true, but if you run the numbers for exactly the same configuration, prices are nearly identical. And right now there is simply nothing quite like the new iMac displays at that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,322
Posted By photomoof
AGREED!! Recently looking back over images ...

AGREED!!

Recently looking back over images I realized I allowed galleries and friends to over-influence me, I did not print some of my most interesting work.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-30-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 8,924
Posted By photomoof
I only used SCSI hard drives on a Pro, which has...

I only used SCSI hard drives on a Pro, which has not been updated OS wise. I was most decidedly not trying to set up an Imacon scanner!

I do not miss SCSI, the only hard drives which were...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-29-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 6,743
Posted By photomoof
The problem with photos of old girlfriends is...

The problem with photos of old girlfriends is they are all so much younger! And so beautiful.

Now if the photos aged, there would be far less problem.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-29-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,322
Posted By photomoof
[QUOTE=BLKRCAT;2545210]You have to turn off...

[QUOTE=BLKRCAT;2545210]You have to turn off resampling... You should be converting actual pixels, not scaling or resampling new ones.. If you start with 1295x860 you can't end up with 2793x1855...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-29-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,322
Posted By photomoof
We will just have to disagree on that. Your...

We will just have to disagree on that. Your standard for stolen photos is just much higher than mine. :cool:

Using "Auto..." on a quick conversion in PS produces an 8.5 x11 print which looks very...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-29-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,322
Posted By photomoof
What you say is true, and I recommend anyone...

What you say is true, and I recommend anyone using Facebook should not display anything publically, or include personal info like birthdates. However having said that, my personal cell phone number...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-29-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,322
Posted By photomoof
You need a better printer. :) I can make a very...

You need a better printer. :) I can make a very decent 8x10 image with no fuss. I have, in the past, gone much larger using Genuine Fractals, when I had low rez originals.

Seriously what do you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-29-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,322
Posted By photomoof
Facebook is of course a feed from one's friends,...

Facebook is of course a feed from one's friends, real or imaginary.

If one hates facebook, that speaks volumes about one's friends. Personally I have a collection of smart, creative, sensitive...
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