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Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 5,916
Posted By Murchu
Plug for anything Hush Puppy. I've never needed...

Plug for anything Hush Puppy. I've never needed anything other than regular footwear for my needs, shooting and otherwise, but when I used to spend most of the day on my feet in a bar job many years...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-04-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,070
Posted By Murchu
It may be 3:2 does not lend itself so easily to...

It may be 3:2 does not lend itself so easily to the the compositional devices you favour, so maybe look at the images in the ratios you favour, and try categorising them according to the main...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-14-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,306
Posted By Murchu
Enough megapixels and of the right quality, that...

Enough megapixels and of the right quality, that the image quality doesn't break down under inspection. Resolution doesn't bother me, as long as it is not a distracting element, but seeing halos/...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-07-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,666
Posted By Murchu
In your situation I got a rolleicord. At that...

In your situation I got a rolleicord. At that point, one could be had in good condition for about 250, but don't know if that's still the same. A tlr is usually the best inexpensive option with 6x6,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-06-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,249
Posted By Murchu
I read for a number of reasons, namely when I am...

I read for a number of reasons, namely when I am looking for the answer to something, or when I am ponderously researching something I have been considering dabbling in. I also read to broaden my...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-25-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,419
Posted By Murchu
Likewise, thanks for the post Damaso, and your...

Likewise, thanks for the post Damaso, and your voice is experience
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-14-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,436
Posted By Murchu
I sell them usually, through national classifieds...

I sell them usually, through national classifieds here in Ireland. Selling/ shipping internationally is a little too hit and miss for me, and prefer to get a feel for the buyer, and conduct the sale...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-07-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 7,809
Posted By Murchu
Don't really have a neat, tidy, or even complete...

Don't really have a neat, tidy, or even complete answer, but the curiousity of creating, as well as the preservation of something noteworthy, beautiful, or even something I can't fully comprehend,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 8,388
Posted By Murchu
Thanks for that, it seems my curiousity did not...

Thanks for that, it seems my curiousity did not extend to checking it for myself :)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 8,388
Posted By Murchu
I try not to comment on these things, but I just...

I try not to comment on these things, but I just wonder how the cost of this camera compares to the cost of Ralph Gibson's prints..
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-18-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 4,736
Posted By Murchu
Sounds like you are all set to start knocking out...

Sounds like you are all set to start knocking out a few lens tests then!
Forum: RFF Polls 11-15-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,719
Posted By Murchu
From my tally, 19 different interchangeable...

From my tally, 19 different interchangeable lenses for 3 different systems that have seen 10 different camera bodies. Also 8 different fixed lens cameras. Jeez thats a lot of stuff..
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-15-2013
Replies: 109
Views: 24,267
Posted By Murchu
Yep, I know how many. 4 lenses for 3...

Yep, I know how many. 4 lenses for 3 interchangeable lens systems, and 4 fixed lens cameras with their own lenses. Anything unused for a decent period of time tends to irritate me, so although I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-14-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 5,066
Posted By Murchu
Way I see it, the key elements at play with any...

Way I see it, the key elements at play with any image are the conception, capture, technical quality, and finishing of that image.

Conceiving the image is where the photographers eye, vision and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 8,877
Posted By Murchu
1 word - sklnnier. Man that Df is big boned.. :D

1 word - sklnnier. Man that Df is big boned.. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2013
Replies: 291
Views: 26,806
Posted By Murchu
I agree, although would temper your observations...

I agree, although would temper your observations with the assertion most forums and places you see this euphoria around the new, are populated more by camera fondlers rather than image makers.

I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,855
Posted By Murchu
Usually going through my best or favourite...

Usually going through my best or favourite images, and noting the equipment, as well as the critical factors in making those images, does it for me, when I find myself looking at new photo gear too...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-31-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,758
Posted By Murchu
Something that's been on my mind too. With the IV...

Something that's been on my mind too. With the IV you get a faster lens and vibration reduction, with the V a better sensor which through pushing the iso should probably compensate for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,629
Posted By Murchu
Speaking more broadly, I think now more than ever...

Speaking more broadly, I think now more than ever awareness campaigns are needed for photography. I'm not sure if any such organisations, national or international exist though.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,589
Posted By Murchu
Ha ha, might be more than a grain of truth there,...

Ha ha, might be more than a grain of truth there, the shutter on my FM2 bore more than a passing resemblance to some sort of firearm being discharged.. :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,589
Posted By Murchu
Oh dear, 'pure photography' and 'its in my hands...

Oh dear, 'pure photography' and 'its in my hands again'? Who do Nikon have designing their ads, perfume marketers..
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,935
Posted By Murchu
They've forgotten the photographer wannabe...

They've forgotten the photographer wannabe friend.. you know the one when they see you have a camera, are keen to tell you all sorts of things that would make a great photograph when they cross your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By Murchu
Plenty of nice little voigtlander lenses to start...

Plenty of nice little voigtlander lenses to start you off, the 35mm f2.5 is one that springs to mind, cheap enough, great image quality by all accounts, and a nice little focussing knob for zone...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-23-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 5,038
Posted By Murchu
Only had one off brand battery for a Nikon dslr I...

Only had one off brand battery for a Nikon dslr I had many years ago. No problems with it at all, but believe it was a reputable enough brand, a Hahnel, I think.

Generally I've been lucky in having...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2013
Replies: 180
Views: 17,186
Posted By Murchu
Yes, also due to come in at a bargain price of no...

Yes, also due to come in at a bargain price of no less than 15k, and push the boundaries of creative imaging with a clean 800 iso, I believe.. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By Murchu
Would extra memory cards be an option? Just bring...

Would extra memory cards be an option? Just bring enough gb for your needs..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-22-2013
Replies: 180
Views: 17,186
Posted By Murchu
This is a nice pipe dream. I am not sure if Nikon...

This is a nice pipe dream. I am not sure if Nikon is brave enough to do it though, or rather do it properly. I'm suspecting what we will see will be more akin to a slimmed down F100, than any sort of...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-21-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,328
Posted By Murchu
My impression of it, is higher contrast and...

My impression of it, is higher contrast and aberration-free lenses were preferable for colour. Aberrations tend to be objectionable in colour to me, but not in b&w. Contrast is personal preference in...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-18-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 9,278
Posted By Murchu
Woo-hoo! Cheap XE-1's!

Woo-hoo! Cheap XE-1's!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 9,694
Posted By Murchu
Glad I could do my public service, Roger :D

Glad I could do my public service, Roger :D
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-17-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,823
Posted By Murchu
Something I've also noticed is the very sharp...

Something I've also noticed is the very sharp practice of company reps disguised as ordinary users, deployed to defuse negative comment about their company's product, whilst denying any sort of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-17-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,823
Posted By Murchu
Me too. Usually the biggest effect I can come up...

Me too. Usually the biggest effect I can come up with, is the one on my wallet, lol.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-17-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,823
Posted By Murchu
I don't get it either, with virtually all such...

I don't get it either, with virtually all such frenzy being for merely evolutionary advances, ie little more image quality/ smaller size/ etc, as opposed to revolutionary changes, ie advances that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 9,694
Posted By Murchu
Maybe Leica's do make you disappear on the...

Maybe Leica's do make you disappear on the street.. ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 9,694
Posted By Murchu
Common enough, I suspect, and not just with...

Common enough, I suspect, and not just with Leica's. Guy I bought my first M off of, an M6, had a pair of M6's, a pair of just released M8's, and a pair of both the current top of the range Nikon and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 9,694
Posted By Murchu
Only ever seen one M in the flesh. It was in...

Only ever seen one M in the flesh. It was in Berlin around Christmas a few years ago, and have a sneaking suspicion it may have been SimonSawSunlight, but who knows. Aside from that I've seen two...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-15-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 7,924
Posted By Murchu
Hey, this is RFF, where's the option for 28, 35mm...

Hey, this is RFF, where's the option for 28, 35mm AND 50mm. Different lenses render different ways, so you'll want at least two versions of each, as well as a svelte lightweight version, to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-12-2013
Replies: 291
Views: 48,404
Posted By Murchu
"Lens is an ultra-fast 24-105 zoom, with...

"Lens is an ultra-fast 24-105 zoom, with aperture, zoom and manual focus rings, with switchable Vibration Reduction control"

I would like to live on this planet where ultrafast wide angle zooms no...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-12-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,411
Posted By Murchu
That looks really beautiful, from the shot you've...

That looks really beautiful, from the shot you've posted up. Is the metal very thick, or is there any issue of it getting dings or knocks ? Had not really seen this type of thing before :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 5,015
Posted By Murchu
Thom Hogan reckons you'd need to use it a bit to...

Thom Hogan reckons you'd need to use it a bit to know, suggesting if you've less than 5000 exposures with it, that you stick it in interval shooting mode, and run off at least 5000 exposures, then...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 5,773
Posted By Murchu
Exactly. Focus. For reading material, The War...

Exactly. Focus.

For reading material, The War of Art is a good place to start, and for the semantics of how most of the photographers we admire work, On Photography is another valuable book....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 5,773
Posted By Murchu
Wise words, as they say - don't follow in the...

Wise words, as they say - don't follow in the footsteps of others, but seek what they sought.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 5,015
Posted By Murchu
I think the cost, rather than the know-how, of...

I think the cost, rather than the know-how, of cleaning sensors is the issue..
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-10-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 4,900
Posted By Murchu
I'm sorry, I just don't see how what someone else...

I'm sorry, I just don't see how what someone else has done has anything to do with what you like to do.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 6,723
Posted By Murchu
I'm going to pull a Winogrand here, and say that...

I'm going to pull a Winogrand here, and say that I photograph to both see what things look like (as well as preserve them, so I can ponder them again). Part of that for me, is sharing with others,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 6,723
Posted By Murchu
Yes, I thought that too. At least in relation to...

Yes, I thought that too. At least in relation to the original analogy of women and clothes.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-09-2013
Replies: 138
Views: 11,573
Posted By Murchu
Yeah, think he's pretty overrated as a designer....

Yeah, think he's pretty overrated as a designer. I find it funny him being given credit for all of Apple's design in recent years, when the most defining aspect of Apple's design has been their...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 5,015
Posted By Murchu
Cynical marketing exercise to distance themselves...

Cynical marketing exercise to distance themselves from the tarnished D600, from what I can see. Nikon's quality control and production does not inspire much confidence these days.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-08-2013
Replies: 146
Views: 37,479
Posted By Murchu
Hopefully put it on a diet!

Hopefully put it on a diet!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-08-2013
Replies: 262
Views: 40,354
Posted By Murchu
+1. While I'm all for the amusing cutification of...

+1. While I'm all for the amusing cutification of words, a la the Germans particularly, 'selfie' is just something that grates whenever I hear it. I had actually thought it was a tabloid invention,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 9,470
Posted By Murchu
Great. Kodak's film and analogue division still...

Great. Kodak's film and analogue division still in the hands of people who have no belief in it, but on the plus side they don't have the same millstone of debt around their neck as the old company...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 5,685
Posted By Murchu
2008, M6 Classic with v4 50mm Summicron.

2008, M6 Classic with v4 50mm Summicron.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-06-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,952
Posted By Murchu
I grab whatever catches my fancy, which is mainly...

I grab whatever catches my fancy, which is mainly one camera and lens. Sometimes I feel adventurous and bring a second lens, or else carry a second camera.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-06-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,687
Posted By Murchu
I prefer to manually focus, or not focus at all...

I prefer to manually focus, or not focus at all and use zone focussing or let the camera use face detection. When I use autofocus, I tend not to consider my point of focus the way I should, thus my...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-06-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 5,611
Posted By Murchu
I'm not really sure how to answer this question....

I'm not really sure how to answer this question. Currently, I don't do much post processing, namely just import the raw file, apply a colour profile, explore if cropping helps, and tweak things like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,423
Posted By Murchu
Sure. Anything that removes something in the way...

Sure. Anything that removes something in the way between you and the images you wish to create, is a good thing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,790
Posted By Murchu
+1 on human idiocy. You wouldn't believe how many...

+1 on human idiocy. You wouldn't believe how many times customer banking information has been compromised here in Ireland in recent years, due to some clown leaving a company laptop with customer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By Murchu
Have you tried asking Fuji? They seem receptive...

Have you tried asking Fuji? They seem receptive to user feedback, and am sure you're not the only one that would favour having 4x5 crop lines available in camera given its such a common print size....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By Murchu
Add me to that list too.

Add me to that list too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,484
Posted By Murchu
Not the answer you're probably looking for, but a...

Not the answer you're probably looking for, but a digital camera..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By Murchu
Sounds like the lab 'corrected' your shots, thus...

Sounds like the lab 'corrected' your shots, thus why you are seeing no real blacks. Most labs will probably do the same, and you will either need to find a lab that understands you're shooting night...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-01-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4,564
Posted By Murchu
I see colour film becoming a bit of a luxury. B&W...

I see colour film becoming a bit of a luxury. B&W I can see remaining buoyant. Also last time I checked, Plustek weren't going anywhere in the consumer scanning market, although I'm not sure what's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-30-2013
Replies: 148
Views: 8,975
Posted By Murchu
Hmm, I guess I should add the FM2N to this list...

Hmm, I guess I should add the FM2N to this list also for me. Nice little camera, very capable, and everything you expect from a Nikon, but little things started to be noticeable over time. Basically...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,325
Posted By Murchu
All these cameras are far too good. The worst...

All these cameras are far too good. The worst camera I ever loved was a little Vivitar 0.3 megapixel digital camera that had neither a screen on it, nor a memory card slot. In fairness it wasn't...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-29-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 10,388
Posted By Murchu
That was mainly my point. Now I agree with what...

That was mainly my point. Now I agree with what you are saying.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,004
Posted By Murchu
One more, and perhaps pertinent enough to us...

One more, and perhaps pertinent enough to us small camera lovers;

The Lightweight Photographer (http://thelightweightphotographer.com/)
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-29-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 9,297
Posted By Murchu
Interesting topic. I feel there are always...

Interesting topic. I feel there are always cameras that gel more easily or intimately with us than others. I think its a highly personal thing for each of us, and agree with others there are cameras...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,004
Posted By Murchu
Some interesting stuff there. Yes, thought of...

Some interesting stuff there.

Yes, thought of podcasts are a good idea. I used to like several a lot, but these days find I don't have enough time to indulge them, whereas I can skim an article...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By Murchu
What photography-related pocasts do you listen to/ watch ?

What podcasts do you folks watch or listen to ?

I find I don't have the time to watch many these days, but I quite liked Brooks Jensen's (of Lenswork) Photography and the Creative Process. I'm not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,004
Posted By Murchu
A few more, from digging through some photo...

A few more, from digging through some photo feeds;

Ming Thein (http://blog.mingthein.com) Commercial & Studio photographer Ming Thein’s photography blog

Kirk Tuck...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 7,754
Posted By Murchu
Lack of money trees ? ;)

Lack of money trees ? ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,004
Posted By Murchu
I remembered an old post I'd made somewhere else...

I remembered an old post I'd made somewhere else years ago, with a few interesting blogs. Not sure if all are still alive, as have not checked in on them in quite a while, but sometimes the archives...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,004
Posted By Murchu
Cool, I see some familar names like A Photo...

Cool, I see some familar names like A Photo Editor. Must refind my old feeds and see what else I'd forgotten about.

Agree about blogs being hit and miss sometimes, as mentioned elsewhere, it's not...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-27-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,766
Posted By Murchu
Thanks for sharing this Bill.

Thanks for sharing this Bill.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,004
Posted By Murchu
What photography-related blogs do you read ?

My online reading list has become a little tired, and wonder what you guys and gals read ?

My meagre list at the moment runs to TOP (the online photographer) and not too much else. Sometimes I peek...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-27-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 10,388
Posted By Murchu
Two points - didn't Salgado always use larger...

Two points - didn't Salgado always use larger internegatives when he shot on 35mm, I seem to recall reading his 35mm negatives were copied onto 4x5" negatives and then printed.

Secondly, how is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-27-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 5,096
Posted By Murchu
Bit alarmist, but not surprising really. It's...

Bit alarmist, but not surprising really. It's called saturation point.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By Murchu
Hi Michiel, I can't make any personal...

Hi Michiel,

I can't make any personal recommendations, but as mentioned boards.ie is a good place to have a look, also the wedding forum on photographyireland...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2013
Replies: 148
Views: 8,975
Posted By Murchu
Any medium format camera with a waist level...

Any medium format camera with a waist level viewfinder. Beautiful machines, and I love the 6x6 format, but could never get used to using any of them handheld.

I will also add any digital compact...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 3,929
Posted By Murchu
The smartphone camera is the new digital box...

The smartphone camera is the new digital box brownie, effectively. If that's all you demand from your compact camera, then sure, a smartphone camera will do that job. Personally I demand more from my...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 9,425
Posted By Murchu
Context is everything I think. As a piece to show...

Context is everything I think. As a piece to show the importance to recording war, or the utility of photography/ cameras in doing so, yes, it works for me. As a piece used to promote/ sell a camera,...
Forum: RFF News 09-22-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 25,916
Posted By Murchu
Fair play Stephen, a very nice gesture that...

Fair play Stephen, a very nice gesture that speaks volumes :)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-20-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 6,158
Posted By Murchu
Well, for the folks and companies how offer these...

Well, for the folks and companies how offer these film presets, I'd imagine mostly what they do is shoot a colour checker with the film stock they are trying to profile, then play with the controls...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,829
Posted By Murchu
I have 6 cameras, but am not sure why. When I am...

I have 6 cameras, but am not sure why. When I am in a creative photographic vein, I could have 20 cameras, and I would see only the creative possibilities offered by each, and use them so...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-18-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 6,158
Posted By Murchu
I use Silver Efex a little, but don't like the...

I use Silver Efex a little, but don't like the workflow so much with Lightroom (generation of extra tiff's, lack of a real batch process, and destructive editing), so have some basic b&w profiles set...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By Murchu
I was kinda surprised too. I'm not sure what...

I was kinda surprised too. I'm not sure what brands offer which type of batteries, but in the case of the GXR, Energiser offered one. I think the beauty of the batteries Ricoh and Fuji have chosen,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-16-2013
Replies: 222
Views: 35,507
Posted By Murchu
Thanks Robert, only just saw your reply recently,...

Thanks Robert, only just saw your reply recently, as it's been a little since checking in on this thread - mostly because I've been busy with my new little GXR since it's arrived!

This really is a...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-15-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,579
Posted By Murchu
Using a rangefinder had a very influential effect...

Using a rangefinder had a very influential effect on my photography, but right now, I find it very difficult to summarise the many things it changed for me..
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-15-2013
Replies: 185
Views: 29,485
Posted By Murchu
I once bought the same camera twice, and can see...

I once bought the same camera twice, and can see myself doing it again, as I need to replace a short portrait lens I foolishly sold. I need to move on a few things that are gathering dust, so maybe...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-14-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By Murchu
I looked into the area of 3rd party batteries...

I looked into the area of 3rd party batteries recently for my GXR, and concluded I would probably feel happiest/ safest opting for batteries by a reputed 3rd party battery company like Energiser/...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-13-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,016
Posted By Murchu
I was just about to chime in and say the same....

I was just about to chime in and say the same. The biggest difference between my d200 & d300 images I've always found to be mainly the lens. I shoot almost entirely raw though, and all images are...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-11-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,511
Posted By Murchu
$175 at full price, and people complain...

$175 at full price, and people complain Billinghams are expensive.. what has happened to the price of camera bags - have bag manufacturers just cottoned onto the bag addicts in the market ?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2013
Replies: 137
Views: 85,679
Posted By Murchu
In my opinion, a big start for a lot of...

In my opinion, a big start for a lot of photographers seeking improvement would be honesty. Honesty about what is actually holding them back, as I suspect they already know, and honesty about whether...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,016
Posted By Murchu
I'm curious too. I should probably fire up...

I'm curious too. I should probably fire up lightroom, and take a look for myself, seeing as I have images made from CCD sensors like the D80 & D200, and also CMOS like the D300. Never noticed much of...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-10-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 5,445
Posted By Murchu
This a spoof ? Focus bracket while shooting a...

This a spoof ? Focus bracket while shooting a live, non-static model, and risk missing the pinnacle of the pose/ expression ? Bizarre if not a spoof..
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-06-2013
Replies: 151
Views: 51,023
Posted By Murchu
Not sure about the new terms, but generally I...

Not sure about the new terms, but generally I operate under the assumption that any operators of "free" services are out to monetise me. You can then go two ways, either avoid "free" services...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-06-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,689
Posted By Murchu
I think once you're happy with your blacks and...

I think once you're happy with your blacks and your highlights, its all a matter of taste, or at least that's how I regard my images in lightroom, where brightness mainly adjusts the midtones.

I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-06-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,485
Posted By Murchu
Great discussion, although for me, the internet...

Great discussion, although for me, the internet has been pretty much ever present for most of my adult life (17 onwards), and definitely all my picture taking life (24 onwards).

I am often a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 7,396
Posted By Murchu
Perfectly valid question. Photoshop is a pretty...

Perfectly valid question. Photoshop is a pretty mature product, and Lightroom is quickly getting there too. I'm on Lightroom 3, and the things Adobe add to their Lightroom updates mostly fall into...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-04-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 3,138
Posted By Murchu
Plustek 8100/ 8200. These are the old 7400 &...

Plustek 8100/ 8200. These are the old 7400 & 7600's respectively, same units, just the new model numbers are to reflect the update to Silverfast 8. The 8100/ 7400's come without dust removal, so are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,221
Posted By Murchu
Neither of your options, but the zeiss sonnar...

Neither of your options, but the zeiss sonnar fits the bill in terms on compactness and speed, to flavour the pot :)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
Posted By Murchu
Hi Zdav, your pics are too big to comfortably...

Hi Zdav, your pics are too big to comfortably see, and may get more replies by posting versions around 800px on the long side, fyi
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-02-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 6,717
Posted By Murchu
In a way, I think this is a little akin to what...

In a way, I think this is a little akin to what is happening in the music industry, ie artists making the pragmatic choice to forego income from record sales, instead focussing on income from live...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-01-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 5,510
Posted By Murchu
Window, with something reflector-like as...

Window, with something reflector-like as suggested to fill in the shadows. Otherwise, perhaps somewhere outdoors in open shade, giving you nice flat lighting providing the light levels let you use a...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-01-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 7,822
Posted By Murchu
The Apple macbook range (air/ regular/ pro) fit...

The Apple macbook range (air/ regular/ pro) fit the bill, and are worth consideration, if you would use a laptop to edit when travelling. I'm not a pro, and don't like to do anything when I travel,...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-31-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 9,342
Posted By Murchu
I don't think I shall be splashing 3 grand on a...

I don't think I shall be splashing 3 grand on a camera body any time soon, but if I was in the ball park and wanted an M mount body, I would probably hold out for a digital M.

I would however be...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-31-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,360
Posted By Murchu
I really enjoy both, and would hate to be without...

I really enjoy both, and would hate to be without either. I never think much about any grand generalisations of either medium, as I find I am always just around the corner from seeing amazing work in...
Forum: Digital Compacts 08-31-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,743
Posted By Murchu
I'm enjoying a Ricoh GXR at the moment, although...

I'm enjoying a Ricoh GXR at the moment, although it is not as pocketable as some of the other cameras mentioned. If you can live with a 28mm view, I would argue the ergonomics are in another league...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-31-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,047
Posted By Murchu
Very low res. File size is a crude way to gauging...

Very low res. File size is a crude way to gauging scan quality, as its a product of the scanned resolution (no. of pixels), the level of compression used, and the file format. 800kb is very low res...
Forum: Digital Compacts 08-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 5,662
Posted By Murchu
Just a quick post to note I unboxed my new GXR &...

Just a quick post to note I unboxed my new GXR & S10 zoom yesterday, and really having a blast with it. It is very much the responsive flexible compact I was seeking when I started this thread, at...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-30-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,191
Posted By Murchu
Thanks Gary, will look into those. Re: the...

Thanks Gary, will look into those.

Re: the aforementioned 5 hours to charge a battery from flat, I guess this was a typo in the manual, as mine was done in two hours, similar to all my other...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-30-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 8,871
Posted By Murchu
If you haven't already considered one, perhaps...

If you haven't already considered one, perhaps consider a sling strap system. I'm not sure if this is what your present solution entails, but if not, it might be worth looking into.

Re: cameras...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-29-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,191
Posted By Murchu
Yeah, I seen that. All third party batteries not...

Yeah, I seen that. All third party batteries not created equal though, so any experiences with specific off brand versions of this battery, would be very welcome :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-29-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,191
Posted By Murchu
GXR batteries ?

Any recommended third party batteries for the GXR ?

Original battery just charging for the first time now in the charger, but a spare is seeming very attractive if it takes five hours to charge...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-28-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 34,036
Posted By Murchu
Thinking about it, no real least favourite...

Thinking about it, no real least favourite personal focal lengths, just ones that do not lend themselves so well to me, for the different subjects I might shoot. Tele's are about reach to me, so I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 5,899
Posted By Murchu
Here it's known simply as begrudgery, but us...

Here it's known simply as begrudgery, but us Irish may have a patent on that, so maybe it's butthurt for everyone else :D
Forum: RFF Polls 08-26-2013
Replies: 261
Views: 31,260
Posted By Murchu
D80, although am completely unsentimental when it...

D80, although am completely unsentimental when it comes to digital cameras, and will upgrade when something newer offers material improvements that matter to me. These are genuinely exciting times,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 10,170
Posted By Murchu
..or get even 'luckier' by building a high...

..or get even 'luckier' by building a high quality body of work, having the skills to produce high quality images consistently, and developing a reputation as a trustworthy professional that simply...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-24-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,152
Posted By Murchu
The Plusteks are nice little machines, and...

The Plusteks are nice little machines, and supposedly capable of about 3300dpi according to online sources, giving you a scanned image equivalent to about 16 megapixels (4950 x 3300 pixels). Good...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-23-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By Murchu
Yes, I imagine you'll have a bit of work to do...

Yes, I imagine you'll have a bit of work to do digitally with curves layers and dodging and burning to bring it more in line with what you're seeking.

Depending on your goals, you could always scan...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-23-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By Murchu
A levels adjustment in your editing software, I...

A levels adjustment in your editing software, I generally find the quickest and easiest way to do the trick. Pull in the black point, pull in the white point, and then play with the midtones slider...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-22-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,260
Posted By Murchu
No experience, but suggest fast lens (f2/ f2.8),...

No experience, but suggest fast lens (f2/ f2.8), good high iso, and image stabilisation. Getting all three in a compact should not be too much of an issue these days.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-22-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 5,967
Posted By Murchu
I like it.. not the f12 lens, but everything else...

I like it.. not the f12 lens, but everything else about it :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,306
Posted By Murchu
+1 on the viewfinder, one of the most personally...

+1 on the viewfinder, one of the most personally important things to me in a camera, yet oddly the one thing I neglected to mention before. From my experience of Nikon dslrs, the viewfinders range...
Forum: Sony RX Series 08-22-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 14,153
Posted By Murchu
To me, it seems a bit of a trophy camera, just...

To me, it seems a bit of a trophy camera, just like super speed lenses are trophy lenses for manufacturers. Something for Sony to beat its chest about, and roar out loud to other camera makers about....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-22-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 19,845
Posted By Murchu
Observed that before, and guess it has to do with...

Observed that before, and guess it has to do with Kodak and Ilford pricing aggressively in their foreign markets, as I believe HP5 has been availably ridiculously cheaply in the US, just like TriX is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,306
Posted By Murchu
It sounds like you are trying to convince...

It sounds like you are trying to convince yourself the upgrade is needed. I bought a lot of gear that was surplus to requirements that way, and would ask probably ask if what you would gain from the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-21-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,971
Posted By Murchu
You're bang on there.

You're bang on there.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-21-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By Murchu
Thats good to know Adobe can now handle the Fuji...

Thats good to know Adobe can now handle the Fuji raw files a lot better. Of course an alternative to signing up for CC to do this, I imagine is to use Lightroom, which should have the same raw...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 19,845
Posted By Murchu
Kinda have the best of both worlds here in...

Kinda have the best of both worlds here in Ireland right now. Between 1 great family run film mecca (Gunnes) in Dublin, and another pretty decent photography shop in Cork (Barker Photographic), it's...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-20-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 6,529
Posted By Murchu
You missed the *personal* bit ;)

You missed the *personal* bit ;)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-20-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 4,083
Posted By Murchu
Shutter in the Ikon perhaps ? Honourable mentions...

Shutter in the Ikon perhaps ? Honourable mentions going to difference in weight and grip also perhaps..
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-20-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 4,083
Posted By Murchu
Interesting thoughts. For some reason, my mind...

Interesting thoughts. For some reason, my mind never thought of raising the shutter speed higher than the inverse of the focal length, ie more than 1/60th second for a 50mm lens etc.

As someone who...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-19-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 11,366
Posted By Murchu
With Plustek committed to the film scanning, I...

With Plustek committed to the film scanning, I think things with the consumer desktop scanning market are in a pretty good place. Having the chance to use a Plustek 7600Ai a while back, I was quite...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Murchu
Depending on funds, GRD4's on closeout can be...

Depending on funds, GRD4's on closeout can be had. I wasn't sure how well the 28mm prime view would sit with me, so I opted for a GXR and the 24-72 model, which like the GRD4 can also be had on...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Murchu
Its a risk, and while everything may turn out...

Its a risk, and while everything may turn out fine, if there is any issues with it, repairs are expensive, and may leave you wishing you had not taken the risk the begin with. Re: the GRD II itself,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-18-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 8,858
Posted By Murchu
Quite agree, in particular with the bold....

Quite agree, in particular with the bold. Obviously its a risk, not knowing how the shot will turn out, but you consider all the money you will have over the course of a lifetime compared to how many...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-18-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 8,858
Posted By Murchu
I guess, as with anything you may have a few of,...

I guess, as with anything you may have a few of, its the ones that have the least or no sentimental value and are the easiest and cheapest to replace. To be honest, I think its probably pretty...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-18-2013
Replies: 222
Views: 35,507
Posted By Murchu
Beautiful shots. Nothing to contribute, but will...

Beautiful shots. Nothing to contribute, but will be keeping an eye on this thread as I have a GXR and S10 on the way, and an A12 28mm might be in my future, should I ever feel I could live with just...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-18-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 6,529
Posted By Murchu
I would just like to confirm this is what I had...

I would just like to confirm this is what I had intended with this thread :)

The steak advice is just an added bonus (sorry Fred, you were only half right..) :D
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-18-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 6,529
Posted By Murchu
At last someone finally gets what this thread is...

At last someone finally gets what this thread is all about, I'm not sure I could possibly add anything more really now :D
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-18-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 6,529
Posted By Murchu
That wasn't really my intent, more to point out...

That wasn't really my intent, more to point out that just because something is in common usage, does not make it so. For example, I can refer to a vacuum cleaner as a 'hoover' as much as I want, but...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-18-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 6,529
Posted By Murchu
Yes, but graphic is really the proper label here....

Yes, but graphic is really the proper label here. I don't think we'll be seeing any actual diagrams of integrated circuits hanging in art museums anytime soon.. :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-18-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 6,529
Posted By Murchu
Well, for me, it comes back to the difference...

Well, for me, it comes back to the difference between being able to do something artfully and those same efforts resulting in the creation of art. For me, referring to the art of this or the art of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-18-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 6,529
Posted By Murchu
I'm not sure about the last of the three, but I...

I'm not sure about the last of the three, but I would regard artistic and artfully as ways to describe craftsmanship/ craft. For example, there are plenty of things I may be able to do artfully or...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-18-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 7,886
Posted By Murchu
I think one of photographies great fallacies, is...

I think one of photographies great fallacies, is that because the medium is so good at rendering detail, that many often believe when they are looking at a photograph that they are seeing some...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-18-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 6,529
Posted By Murchu
I like that, what varies then with good art, is...

I like that, what varies then with good art, is the length of the fuse..
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-17-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 6,529
Posted By Murchu
Reminds me of David Hurns/ Bill Jays definition...

Reminds me of David Hurns/ Bill Jays definition of a good photograph - one that goes straight to the heart, and takes its time working its way to your brain :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-17-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 6,529
Posted By Murchu
Bit on the wordy side.. :p

Bit on the wordy side.. :p
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By Murchu
I think the reason people want the print, is...

I think the reason people want the print, is because it is the artists fully realised vision. The negative is just the starting point, and I can see why posthumously made prints from a photographers...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-17-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 6,529
Posted By Murchu
Your personal definition of art

Another thread got me thinking, or rather re-awoke an old thought - namely a curiousity to discover others personal definitions of art.

Mine is that art is anything that serves to highlight a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-17-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 102,190
Posted By Murchu
Welcome back Roger! Glad to see you back around...

Welcome back Roger! Glad to see you back around these parts :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By Murchu
In terms of monetary value, doesn't the art world...

In terms of monetary value, doesn't the art world already value prints far more than negatives..
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-17-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,830
Posted By Murchu
True, but is she.. ;)

True, but is she.. ;)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-17-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,830
Posted By Murchu
I can see how a photographer at an advanced stage...

I can see how a photographer at an advanced stage of their life, may feel they've said everything they've wanted to say with their work, and thus destroy their negs. Also it is the last act of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-17-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,014
Posted By Murchu
As a friend of mine is fond of saying - do what...

As a friend of mine is fond of saying - do what you will, no one's getting out alive :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-17-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,014
Posted By Murchu
Thanks for the link, and the magazine :) Very...

Thanks for the link, and the magazine :)

Very much agree on the bold above too, as they say, always be ourselves, everyone else is already taken :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,803
Posted By Murchu
My way is to make sure the backup camera is not...

My way is to make sure the backup camera is not only a backup camera, but rather than that offers something else too. With M's in the past, when I had a pair, I made sure one gave me a high...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-17-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,014
Posted By Murchu
I agree. I think this concept of originality is a...

I agree. I think this concept of originality is a tyrannical monkey many need to get off their back. I've seen the same old line trotted out again, nothing new under the sun, etc, to the the extent...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,319
Posted By Murchu
I used to crop freely, without regard to any...

I used to crop freely, without regard to any aspect ratio, but that was a long time ago. Nowadays I prefer to stick with a small variety of crops for the sake of consistency. Mine are 1:1, 3:2 and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,660
Posted By Murchu
While this is not a new idea, I would love to see...

While this is not a new idea, I would love to see something like this work, but fear it's a pipe dream. With legacy lenses, anything less than a 36x24mm sensor is a non-runner, imo, and those things...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-16-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,674
Posted By Murchu
Thanks for flagging, I'd never come across John...

Thanks for flagging, I'd never come across John Free previously, and am enjoying watching some of his other videos on youtube.

Re: practice, I can see how camera muscle memory is quite a valuable...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-16-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,591
Posted By Murchu
Thanks for the useful headsup, Nettar. I'm glad I...

Thanks for the useful headsup, Nettar. I'm glad I passed on it now to be honest, and went for genuine UK stock model closer to home. With the GXR referred to in the OP, if its the one I saw, and I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-16-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,591
Posted By Murchu
Saw this too recently, when looking for a GXR...

Saw this too recently, when looking for a GXR (which I've subsequently bought closer to home). The serial number thing threw me too, and made me think twice. All I can personally think of, is that...
Forum: Digital Compacts 08-15-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 5,662
Posted By Murchu
Hi Mike, I suspect compactness is in the eye of...

Hi Mike, I suspect compactness is in the eye of the beholder. For me, anything smaller than the form factor of something like a Fuji x10, I would regard as compact, and after that it is only a matter...
Forum: Digital Compacts 08-15-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 5,662
Posted By Murchu
Just to update the thread, I opted for a Ricoh...

Just to update the thread, I opted for a Ricoh GXR with 24-72mm sensor module in the end for a number of reasons, among them price, the famous ricoh snap mode, and dipping my toe in the ricoh waters....
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-14-2013
Replies: 202
Views: 17,094
Posted By Murchu
I'm not sure I have much more personally to add...

I'm not sure I have much more personally to add to this thread, but am glad it was started by Joe, and feel some quite worthwhile points have been raised, as well as some quite bizarre/ personal...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-13-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By Murchu
Not sure about selling, but it is certainly...

Not sure about selling, but it is certainly easier to buy what I am looking for when the seller has not bundled them with something I do not need, and is refusing to split them :)
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-13-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,620
Posted By Murchu
Phew, glad this is finally going to be sorted!...

Phew, glad this is finally going to be sorted! With the trojan work going on here at rff to determine the perfect bag, that only leaves the perfect camera to be sorted! :D
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-13-2013
Replies: 202
Views: 17,094
Posted By Murchu
Ha ha, no worries :) EDIT: I would always hope I...

Ha ha, no worries :)

EDIT: I would always hope I am pro-discussion, discussing the play/ point at hand, rather than playing the man, so to speak. As such, I hate to see a good discussion cut short...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-13-2013
Replies: 202
Views: 17,094
Posted By Murchu
Of course. I think you may have mistaken my post...

Of course. I think you may have mistaken my post for debating the need for policing/ moderation, or not, where in fact I (hope) I was pointing to the nature of that policing/ moderation.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-13-2013
Replies: 202
Views: 17,094
Posted By Murchu
I think this is very well said. Sometimes I feel...

I think this is very well said. Sometimes I feel the moderation here a little oppressive in the above ways, but it has been hard to sum up my thoughts in this regard, as you've done above. In real...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-12-2013
Replies: 202
Views: 17,094
Posted By Murchu
I always appreciate the job mods do in any forum,...

I always appreciate the job mods do in any forum, even if at times it must be a very thankless task. I can't answer the question of who should be banned or not, or in what circumstances, but do know...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-12-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,722
Posted By Murchu
I would disagree. While tangentially related to...

I would disagree. While tangentially related to the other two threads mentioned in the initial post, this one is simply a pulse taking exercise to see what powers to delete/ edit their posts that...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-12-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,722
Posted By Murchu
I am not sure I understand you, to me currently...

I am not sure I understand you, to me currently the status quo is that users have an unlimited ability to delete and edit their own posts, which is identical to option 1. Am I wrong in this, or are...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-12-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,722
Posted By Murchu
Roland, your point above presumes all this is...

Roland, your point above presumes all this is redundant. I would argue this is not the case. This poll was really just a pulse taking exercise, but to me, as long as users have the ability to delete...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-12-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 102,190
Posted By Murchu
Cheers, thanks for that :)

Cheers, thanks for that :)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-12-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 102,190
Posted By Murchu
True. At the same time, as a member, I find it...

True. At the same time, as a member, I find it very disconcerting to find posters I would regard as almost part of the fixtures here (in a good way), disappeared suddenly (through their volition or...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-12-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 102,190
Posted By Murchu
+1. Some really good posters keep me coming back...

+1. Some really good posters keep me coming back here for the most part, and every time one goes, it makes me question whether to stay.

Sorry to see Roger go, and seriously considered whether to...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-11-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,722
Posted By Murchu
True, but is user moderation by way of hand...

True, but is user moderation by way of hand grenade really a preferrable alternative..
Forum: RFF Polls 08-11-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,722
Posted By Murchu
Devils advocate - surely thats the mods are for ?

Devils advocate - surely thats the mods are for ?
Forum: RFF Polls 08-11-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,722
Posted By Murchu
Can understand the deletion of sales posts, but...

Can understand the deletion of sales posts, but would have thought a thread you'd begun to get an answer to something would have been helpful to any others coming after you, rather than the need for...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-11-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,722
Posted By Murchu
Any particular reason why so regularly? Posts...

Any particular reason why so regularly? Posts made in haste, or other reasons? Just curious mainly
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,562
Posted By Murchu
Absolutely stunning, is there anything as...

Absolutely stunning, is there anything as beautiful as a well exposed transparency! :)
Forum: RFF Polls 08-11-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,722
Posted By Murchu
Probably quite off-topic, but.. I agree with...

Probably quite off-topic, but..

I agree with this. To me a public forum like rff is like a sporting occasion;

Forum = the playing venue
Posters = the players
Moderators = the referees

Without any...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-11-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,722
Posted By Murchu
Actually, another question to those in favour of...

Actually, another question to those in favour of being able to delete their posts - is it something you actually make use of, or simply something you like knowing you have the option of. If the...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-11-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,722
Posted By Murchu
Ha ha, the irony already crossed my mind earlier,...

Ha ha, the irony already crossed my mind earlier, and before that post.. lol
Forum: RFF Polls 08-11-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,722
Posted By Murchu
Encourages people to think before they hit post ?...

Encourages people to think before they hit post ? Only taking a stab in the dark, as I like to edit myself, especially when refinements of my thoughts seem only to come to me seconds after I hit the...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-11-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,722
Posted By Murchu
No, I can actually see where you're coming from...

No, I can actually see where you're coming from mostly, Roland. Trolling is to be despised in my opinion, its just my own thoughts would be that it is an issue for moderators to deal with, not users,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-11-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 5,790
Posted By Murchu
I think it can be easy to dismiss great work...

I think it can be easy to dismiss great work because it is not to our taste. I think we all do this on a daily basis, as is our right. I don't think the stuff I don't get is rubbish though (and not...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-11-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,722
Posted By Murchu
For those who voted in favour of allowing users...

For those who voted in favour of allowing users to delete their posts, I am curious as to your thoughts, if you care to share them. My own personal thoughts would be that through unlimited power to...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-11-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,722
Posted By Murchu
Why so? Rff serves as a community archive as much...

Why so? Rff serves as a community archive as much as a place to converse day to day, thus anything such as deleted posts, reduces the value of that archive, and thus rff, to users..
Forum: RFF Polls 08-11-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,722
Posted By Murchu
True, but that does not mean things should never...

True, but that does not mean things should never change. Besides, this is just a poll :)
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-11-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 5,574
Posted By Murchu
Curious about what posters feel the powers they...

Curious about what posters feel the powers they should have over their posts, in terms of ability to delete or edit them, I thought to create a little poll and see where people stood:...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-11-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,722
Posted By Murchu
Poll: What power should a poster have over their posts

Tangentially related to other recent posts (http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135474, http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135469) around the issues involved when...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-10-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 5,574
Posted By Murchu
I guess in the absence of a potential software...

I guess in the absence of a potential software fix, this is the crux of the issue.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-10-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 5,574
Posted By Murchu
Personally, I don't, and was pretty surprised...

Personally, I don't, and was pretty surprised people had the option to do so here. Some forums I've been to, don't even allow you to edit your posts, or if they do, place restrictions on how many...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 5,148
Posted By Murchu
Understand that Stephen, thread above is more...

Understand that Stephen, thread above is more about looking at flagging this for a fix down the line :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 5,148
Posted By Murchu
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?...

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2196750#post2196750 - more formal thread to request a change to users current ability to drag down whole threads and others contributions to those...
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