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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,524
Posted By Archiver
Mike, you lucky son of a gun. You're probably...

Mike, you lucky son of a gun. You're probably self quarantining, so could you post some images that show the out of focus rendering with close up objects? Man, what a great looking lens. Give me that...
Forum: RFF News 3 Days Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,453
Posted By Archiver
DO IT. You will regret not taking this...

DO IT. You will regret not taking this opportunity. I'll be doing it as part of a project, and I'll keep doing it until/if we are told to stay indoors otherwise.
Just keep yourself well protected,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Archiver
What a shame! There will be quite a few Summarits...

What a shame! There will be quite a few Summarits and the others on the used market, and if you want to buy new lenses, there's always Voigtlander. This new lens looks just great. It has a...
Forum: RFF News 5 Days Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,453
Posted By Archiver
In Victoria, we've been strongly recommended to...

In Victoria, we've been strongly recommended to stay at home and only go out for shopping and other essential activities. I agree with this completely, as it will help stop the the spread of the...
Forum: RFF News 5 Days Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,453
Posted By Archiver
"Hey Tom, remember that time Mom scrubbed your...

"Hey Tom, remember that time Mom scrubbed your crack with lye??" :D

I'm having the strangest visions of a sturdy woman with a boy bent over her knee, her hand vigorously scrubbing up and down, his...
Forum: RFF News 6 Days Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,453
Posted By Archiver
I work from home, so the 'only' thing that has...

I work from home, so the 'only' thing that has changed is the much lesser number of jobs on site. There's a considerable backlog which I will get through in rapid time.

I don't frequent pubs or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 5,017
Posted By Archiver
As long as you practice social distancing and...

As long as you practice social distancing and good hygiene (and I mean no touching your face, don't touch anything that other people touch, wash hands very regularly, use hand sanitizer if you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,575
Posted By Archiver
The low conversion rate of the Australian dollar,...

The low conversion rate of the Australian dollar, plus the 10% GST that is now put on anything coming into the country, means that I won't be buying anything from America any time soon. I don't have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 5,017
Posted By Archiver
@Henry - there's nothing wrong with rabbit...

@Henry - there's nothing wrong with rabbit photography! It's basically street photography, except you're shooting rabbits in the woods, not people in the street. :D
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By Archiver
I'll be very interested to see how this lens...

I'll be very interested to see how this lens performs against the V1 and V2. I have a V1 and the coma and fringing are sometimes a bit unsettling. If that's cleared up, I'd be interested in this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,803
Posted By Archiver
Both images were shot with Fuji Superia 100,...

Both images were shot with Fuji Superia 100, believe it or not! Thank you, I love the look that these lenses and nice film can produce. I must shoot more.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,803
Posted By Archiver
@Erik - that image of the woman with the phone is...

@Erik - that image of the woman with the phone is superb. It's like a still from an advertising campaign.

I don't have any lenses that old; my oldest lenses are my Dad's Pentax and Minolta kit from...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 4,155
Posted By Archiver
My local camera pusher has a mint Contax T3...

My local camera pusher has a mint Contax T3 black, in box, for AUD $3500! It's absolutely ridiculous. I bought mine in 2007 for just under AUD $1000 because of the terrible exchange rate, something...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 4,438
Posted By Archiver
Thank you for this great breakdown of the cause...

Thank you for this great breakdown of the cause and timing of the M9 corrosion issue. I only just saw this, but it lays it all out perfectly.

My M9 is still going strong, no corrosion after the...
Forum: Digital Compacts 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,423
Posted By Archiver
Thanks! It's really a very fun and useful camera....

Thanks! It's really a very fun and useful camera. I pair it with the M9 and a couple of primes like a fast 35 and 50 most often.


This was taken as maximum zoom and f2.8. No cropping apart from...
Forum: Digital Compacts 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 6,286
Posted By Archiver
It's coming close to a year since the last post....

It's coming close to a year since the last post. Can we say that the ZX1 is now vaporware? It's a bit of a shame as the concept is pretty cool.
Forum: Digital Compacts 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,423
Posted By Archiver
It's been nearly two years since I got the LX10...

It's been nearly two years since I got the LX10 (has it been so long already?) and I've come to like it a lot. The LX10 has been in my bag every time I go out for months, acting as the complementary...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By Archiver
One upside of using a filter is that it further...

One upside of using a filter is that it further dampens the sound of the lens and shutter. As quiet as it is on the original X100, it's much more quiet with the filter in place.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By Archiver
Yes, these are the parts that interest me the...

Yes, these are the parts that interest me the most. I'm a fan of face recognition for candids and street, and the softness at f2 of the original lens bugged me a fair bit. Knowing that there have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By Archiver
Hahaha, that's hilarious. I haven't had that...

Hahaha, that's hilarious. I haven't had that experience, but I'll be wary if a roll seems to jam prematurely. I do have a few 24exp rolls lying around.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By Archiver
No, man. Send it back. I have four Zeiss lenses,...

No, man. Send it back. I have four Zeiss lenses, three of which have wobble issues which lead to lenses so scuffy in the focus ring that I can't use two of them. You didn't mention how old that lens...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 5,530
Posted By Archiver
@Mike - those are nice. Raw or jpeg?

@Mike - those are nice. Raw or jpeg?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Archiver
I'd be interested in Voigtlander porting their E...

I'd be interested in Voigtlander porting their E mount lenses over to L mount, too. If there is sufficient market, it will allow Leica SL/SL2/CL/TL users to benefit from these great designs,...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 3,015
Posted By Archiver
@albertospa - the fine detail in that man's...

@albertospa - the fine detail in that man's mustache and beard is amazing. I didn't think the Z6 would be that sharp with a M lens. How do you find the 50 Summilux compared with the native Z 50/1.8?
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,205
Posted By Archiver
Hello Jason! Welcome to RFF! Please feel free to...

Hello Jason! Welcome to RFF! Please feel free to post whatever thoughts about camera collecting and various cameras you may have.


My collection isn't terribly focused, it mainly revolves around...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,458
Posted By Archiver
Reading the thread now. Not cool,...

Reading the thread now. Not cool, literally.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4470450
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,524
Posted By Archiver
As long as my camera has decent high ISO, the CV...

As long as my camera has decent high ISO, the CV 21/3.5 would be just fine. :D I'm okay with somewhat heavier lenses as long as there are only one or two of them.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,524
Posted By Archiver
This looks fantastic. I wasn't aware that this...

This looks fantastic. I wasn't aware that this lens was coming, it's great news. I do wonder how it performs on non-Leica bodies, but for the M shooter, it's going to be wonderful. I hope Voigtlander...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,458
Posted By Archiver
When the X100V is in the shops, I'll try one to...

When the X100V is in the shops, I'll try one to see how much better it is than the original X100. The new lens and better autofocus is probably going to be very significant. I just hope that image...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 3,015
Posted By Archiver
@Huss - the Nikon Z6 is about the same size as...

@Huss - the Nikon Z6 is about the same size as the Panasonic GH4, which I happily use as a walkaround camera. Adding an adapter to fit M lenses won't be an issue at all, I do it already with the GH4....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Archiver
That's fantastic. It must be amazing to see these...

That's fantastic. It must be amazing to see these images, like a time capsule being unearthed. It gives me some hope for the disc of Fuji disc film that's been lying around since the early 80s. I...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 417
Views: 118,152
Posted By Archiver
@maggie - I am now curious as to who this 'Connor...

@maggie - I am now curious as to who this 'Connor Wagner' is, and why he is the subject of such graffitied venom. Does the droopy phallus mean something? Perhaps he couldn't 'hold up' his end of the...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 3,015
Posted By Archiver
Here's my situation, and why the use of the Z6/7...

Here's my situation, and why the use of the Z6/7 with M mount lenses interests me.

I prefer the small size of M bodies and lenses, but am finding them problematic for certain shooting situations,...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 3,015
Posted By Archiver
@Vince Lupo, I wish you had a digital M body so...

@Vince Lupo, I wish you had a digital M body so you could compare how the Summilux performs on it alongside the Z7. Most things I read say that M lenses perform best on M bodies, but I'm wondering if...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-21-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1,164
Posted By Archiver
I'm tossing up whether to shoot at a wedding...

I'm tossing up whether to shoot at a wedding tomorrow with the f1.2 v1 or the f1.4 MC. I somewhat prefer the rendering of the v1, but definitely prefer the lighter weight of the f1.4. I've just...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-20-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3,416
Posted By Archiver
Ummm, I think I've messed up the lens calibration...

Ummm, I think I've messed up the lens calibration or something. It's not anywhere near as sharp wide open as it was before I took it apart. Good job I tested it before the wedding this weekend! Will...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-20-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3,416
Posted By Archiver
Ahhh Rhino Tools! Thank you. In the meantime, I...

Ahhh Rhino Tools! Thank you.

In the meantime, I was getting sick of having the lens half assembled, and without JIS screwdrivers, I put it back together. In the process, the detent ball has slipped...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-20-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1,164
Posted By Archiver
Very interesting announcement. Was the V2 better...

Very interesting announcement. Was the V2 better than the V1 wide open? I use the V1 a fair bit, but find the soft glow at f1.2 a bit annoying sometimes, especially when the recent 40mm and 50mm f1.2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2020
Replies: 50
Views: 1,358
Posted By Archiver
Very little distortion, superlative sharpness in...

Very little distortion, superlative sharpness in the middle of the frame, good sharpness on the outer, only losing a bit at the edges. Good dynamic range, loads of detail. I'm constantly surprised at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2020
Replies: 50
Views: 1,358
Posted By Archiver
Thinking about the focal lengths I prefer when...

Thinking about the focal lengths I prefer when walking around, I like:

24-25mm
28mm
35mm
50mm

My most used (translation: easiest) camera/focal length for street is the smallest wide angle...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-18-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By Archiver
In addition to the above comments about build...

In addition to the above comments about build quality, viewfinder quality and weight differences, here's my experience.

I bought my Zeiss Ikon in early 2008, and put maybe a dozen rolls through it,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-14-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3,416
Posted By Archiver
Thank you, gentlemen. Hopefully, the shop I'm...

Thank you, gentlemen. Hopefully, the shop I'm going to has some.
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 02-14-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 1,170
Posted By Archiver
That's a very glowing (no pun intended) short...

That's a very glowing (no pun intended) short review of the 75 Cron. I've been shooting with the M9 and 75 Summarit lately, and the 75 Cron L looks like it's in another league.

Have you shot much...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-14-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3,416
Posted By Archiver
Wait, really? What the heck are JIS...

Wait, really? What the heck are JIS screwdrivers?? I'll see if the electrical shop I'm going to has them.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-13-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3,416
Posted By Archiver
I'm in the middle of adjusting my LTM Ultron...

I'm in the middle of adjusting my LTM Ultron right now, but have stopped because I found that my screwdrivers aren't small enough to go into the second internal plate holes.


The detent ball bearing...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-13-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,010
Posted By Archiver
@Ko.Fe. - That file is very underexposed. I...

@Ko.Fe. - That file is very underexposed. I sometimes get those if I'm not careful. M-E metering is like a wide centre spot, so if you're using automatic shutter speed. be sure to aim the centre of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-07-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By Archiver
This is intriguing. What did you do to improve...

This is intriguing. What did you do to improve the Yasuhara?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-07-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 3,677
Posted By Archiver
Oh, thanks for that gallery. Some of the colour...

Oh, thanks for that gallery. Some of the colour images are great. Love that older lower contrast look. It's like the images were taken in the 70s or early 80s.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-07-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By Archiver
Some more Fuji Natura Black...

Some more Fuji Natura Black images:


https://live.staticflickr.com/82/267635138_e2d60bc424_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pDGAW)Natura - old and older (https://flic.kr/p/pDGAW) by Archiver...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-07-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By Archiver
Film M as your primary camera?

Do you use a Leica M (or even a III) film body as your primary camera?

Do you carry it regularly/most days?

How much film do you shoot with it over a given period of time?

What film do you...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-06-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By Archiver
Considering that the GX9 doesn't have a flip out...

Considering that the GX9 doesn't have a flip out screen, the GX10 isn't likely to have one, either. I have the GX85 but there's no way I'd use it as a vlogging camera (not that I vlog) because it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-06-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 930
Posted By Archiver
That means my M9 has already lasted for 10 years,...

That means my M9 has already lasted for 10 years, and is still pumping out gorgeous images, touch wood. :angel:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-06-2020
Replies: 109
Views: 3,567
Posted By Archiver
A beautiful fiancee who likes having her photo...

A beautiful fiancee who likes having her photo taken, that's the distinction. I can't think of something more personally frustrating for a photographer than a partner who doesn't like having their...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-06-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By Archiver
Does anyone here intend to buy one, sooner or...

Does anyone here intend to buy one, sooner or later? We've got a lot of 'I'm not sure about this' and 'yeah, that looks really nice', but does anyone want to get one? I sure do, although after the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-06-2020
Replies: 109
Views: 3,567
Posted By Archiver
I have the Summicron-M V5, which is the one right...

I have the Summicron-M V5, which is the one right before the APO. Great lens, wonderfully built, and very sharp wide open. The bokeh can sometimes be harsh, depending on the background, but overall,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2020
Replies: 1,656
Views: 99,412
Posted By Archiver
@zaurus - OMG that photo is HOT. It's the...

@zaurus - OMG that photo is HOT. It's the photographic gear equivalent of a Victoria's Secret model.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By Archiver
Looks like Fujifilm USA is heading down its own...

Looks like Fujifilm USA is heading down its own marketing path. Doesn't inspire me to buy it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP8QkKgr9r4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av5zG_YnBXY

These work for...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By Archiver
Now, to wait a year until the price drops, lol

Now, to wait a year until the price drops, lol
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By Archiver
The video reviews are coming thick and fast after...

The video reviews are coming thick and fast after the announcement. Man, I don't mean to be superficial, but this camera looks HOT.

Art Of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-04-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,518
Posted By Archiver
Makes perfect sense, thanks Godfrey. :) I'm...

Makes perfect sense, thanks Godfrey. :)

I'm going to have to check my Fuji Natura Black. I hope the date back lasts past 2030 at least.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By Archiver
The DPReview initial review was shot on the...

The DPReview initial review was shot on the X100V. Very impressive performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRzsKMUXJNk


The weathersealing is so cool. I'm remembering when I was caught in a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By Archiver
Now that the specs are out, I'm totally on board...

Now that the specs are out, I'm totally on board with this camera. I really like the newly redesigned top plate, with its sharp edges and fine details. It's basically a X-Pro 3 with a better 23/2...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By Archiver
The specs make this look like my next Fuji...

The specs make this look like my next Fuji camera. I've had the X100 for years and I still use it, but lament the lens which is soft close up at f2 and a few other quirks. A better lens, tilting...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1,911
Posted By Archiver
Congratulations, Michael! Does this mean your...

Congratulations, Michael! Does this mean your upcoming images will be Summilux 28 as opposed to 35 Distagon?


Speaking of which, any chance you can take a photo of the Lux beside the Distagon for...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 01-31-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 3,136
Posted By Archiver
Haha, maybe. I close my other eye when shooting...

Haha, maybe. I close my other eye when shooting with a RF, but she does wing that left elbow out a lot.

This ad is too cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBHZHwObIww
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-30-2020
Replies: 109
Views: 3,567
Posted By Archiver
My only Summicron is the 50mm V5, before the APO....

My only Summicron is the 50mm V5, before the APO. It's one of my favourite and most used lenses. The optical formula is the same as from decades ago, but it's great. Beautifully sharp wide open,...
Forum: Travel 01-30-2020
Replies: 79
Views: 3,857
Posted By Archiver
Thinking about it, the only way I'd travel with...

Thinking about it, the only way I'd travel with film is if I could be assured of buying film at the destination, and having it developed there. That would work! No worry about x rays or hand checks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,239
Posted By Archiver
It's funny, I first became aware of Cibachrome...

It's funny, I first became aware of Cibachrome when I saw a huge print in a gallery exhibition about 12 or so years ago. It looked beautiful, almost like it was backlit. It's disappointing that this...
Forum: Travel 01-30-2020
Replies: 79
Views: 3,857
Posted By Archiver
Thank you for all the updates, it's always great...

Thank you for all the updates, it's always great when someone starts a thread and continues to post their experiences and new understandings as they move forward.

Hope all is safe with you re. the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,315
Posted By Archiver
Wow, the panorama looks great to me! It's a bit...

Wow, the panorama looks great to me! It's a bit disturbing when smartphone cameras are equal to the small sensor compacts we had some years ago, and better.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,239
Posted By Archiver
Thank you for this! It's fantastic that you still...

Thank you for this! It's fantastic that you still have the negs from your first roll of film through the XA2. I'll also look into Ilford FP4 Plus if that was available in Australia back then.

Funny...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,239
Posted By Archiver
Kodak Gold 200 and Fuji C200 are on my list as we...

Kodak Gold 200 and Fuji C200 are on my list as we speak. Your 'portal to 1991' with a Mju sounds exactly like what I'm aiming to do. I've got the family Nikon L35AD which we got in about 1987 or 88,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,239
Posted By Archiver
Thank you, David! My local dev lab stocks some...

Thank you, David! My local dev lab stocks some nice photo books, which I use for my usual film photography. I have a slightly more costly one with a hard slipcase that I use for the meagre number of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,315
Posted By Archiver
@Godfrey, thanks for the update and debrief about...

@Godfrey, thanks for the update and debrief about your experiences. I've definitely been guilty of taking too much gear on trips and events. Still aiming to find a good balance of gear for different...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,239
Posted By Archiver
What a great set of suggestions, stories and...

What a great set of suggestions, stories and memories, thank you everyone! This thread has turned out even better than I had hoped.

One of my regrets is the relative photographic void of my teenage...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-28-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,440
Posted By Archiver
@der Koekje - you might want to look at Lars...

@der Koekje - you might want to look at Lars Wastfelt's flickr page. He shoots with a Zeiss Ikon ZM rangefinder and a number of Zeiss lenses including the 25mm Biogon, 28mm Biogon, 35mm f2 Biogon. It...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,239
Posted By Archiver
I'm attempting to visualize or perhaps even...

I'm attempting to visualize or perhaps even create the look of pictures I could have taken, had I used a camera more extensively in those days. I had a Kodak disc camera in the early 80s, but the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-27-2020
Replies: 387
Views: 45,779
Posted By Archiver
@michael - I tried the Distagon in a shop late...

@michael - I tried the Distagon in a shop late last year, and was astonished at how good it felt, and how nice the images are. No glow or fading wide open, just sharp detail in focus and lovely soft...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,440
Posted By Archiver
Ektar is great with outdoors, same with Provia,...

Ektar is great with outdoors, same with Provia, but I don't think Provia is the best with skin. Portra is amazing with skin, and responds well to being overexposed by a third to half a stop. It has...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 2,601
Posted By Archiver
For some months, I used the Canon 400D with 10mp...

For some months, I used the Canon 400D with 10mp at work, and then got my 30D with 8mp in 2007. Used the heck out of it, and still have it along with a couple of EF-S lenses. I'm able to get much...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 103
Views: 38,644
Posted By Archiver
@Yokosuka Mike - you can take care of that...

@Yokosuka Mike - you can take care of that magenta side vignetting with gradient controls in Lightroom. I do that with my Skopar on the M9 and it works really well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,239
Posted By Archiver
What film emulsions available/common in the 80s and early 90s?

We still have a whole bunch of Kodak Gold 100 and 200 from the 90s, but I'm wondering what films were commonly used in the mid-late 80s and the early 90s. Colour neg, slide, black and white, what was...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-26-2020
Replies: 387
Views: 45,779
Posted By Archiver
@michael - you've gone through quite a few fast...

@michael - you've gone through quite a few fast 35s including the Voigtlander 35/1.2 v1 and an older Summilux (I think), and now you're shooting with the Distagon. How do you find the Zeiss compared...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-26-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,440
Posted By Archiver
Yes! Congratulations! What film do you plan to...

Yes! Congratulations! What film do you plan to use?


Enjoy your new camera and please post your impressions and images!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Archiver
I sincerely hope he finds good homes for his...

I sincerely hope he finds good homes for his collection. He told me he has over 15,000 slides, and has paid up to $500 for some sets of slides at auction. The amount of time and work he's put into...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,440
Posted By Archiver
Another vote for the C Biogon if you want a very...

Another vote for the C Biogon if you want a very sharp lens. Another excellent lens is the Biogon 25mm f2.8. In fact, all the Zeiss Biogons and Distagons are very sharp. The 50mm Planar is great too,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-24-2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1,319
Posted By Archiver
I'll be renewing my membership next week,...

I'll be renewing my membership next week, assuming the discounted price is still on offer. I've been pretty happy with flickr and how everything is set up, including groups, discussion, interaction...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Archiver
Magnificent online collection of slides from mid century Korea, Japan and Hong Kong

This collector has posted over 12,000 images on flickr, scanned from slides that he has collected over the years. Almost everything was shot by others, often US servicemen who were stationed in Korea...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-23-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,440
Posted By Archiver
I wouldn't focus too much on the optics of the...

I wouldn't focus too much on the optics of the situation, lens ownership can bring up all kinds of perspectives that can get really distorted. I'd much rather be a lOtus floating on the water than...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-23-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,440
Posted By Archiver
Well, we all have our own ways of valuing and...

Well, we all have our own ways of valuing and dealing with objects and people. In the ten years I've had my M9 (which I love, by the way, it's my favourite camera) I think I've only let three or four...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-22-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,440
Posted By Archiver
For the first 8 or so years, the C Sonnar was...

For the first 8 or so years, the C Sonnar was optimized for f2.8. This means that the focus shift occurred only from f1.5 to f2 or so. The closer it got to f2.8, the more accurate focus became. Now...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-20-2020
Replies: 83
Views: 3,015
Posted By Archiver
The Nikon Z6 really intrigues me from the...

The Nikon Z6 really intrigues me from the perspective of handling, and thus, how it performs with native and adapted lenses. One path of musing is to get a Z6 and pair it with a couple of native...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2020
Replies: 162
Views: 11,075
Posted By Archiver
If I knew 30 years ago what I know now, I'd have...

If I knew 30 years ago what I know now, I'd have shot my girlfriend with my Dad's Pentax ME and SMC 50mm f1.4. I'm just imagining the beautiful black and white or colour images I could have taken...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2020
Replies: 34
Views: 2,458
Posted By Archiver
Am reading this thread with interest, as the X100...

Am reading this thread with interest, as the X100 is sitting on the desk right now as I type this, and a good condition secondhand X100F isn't that expensive in relative terms. I like my X100, but I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,315
Posted By Archiver
Whenever an overseas/major trip comes up, I go...

Whenever an overseas/major trip comes up, I go through the 'which gear' dance for weeks or even months before. I mentally try different combinations of Sigma, Ricoh, Leica, Panasonic, even film with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,315
Posted By Archiver
For a 'week long electronica dance party at sea'...

For a 'week long electronica dance party at sea' (rave cruise?) your choice of iPhone and Polaroid sounds about right. The gear is low profile and easy to carry, and there's nothing you can't replace...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-06-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Archiver
Does it have to be a pouch that attaches to your...

Does it have to be a pouch that attaches to your belt? You could quite easily use a belt bag / fanny pack / waist bag from anywhere. I rather like the Incase Side Bag. It's big enough to hold a small...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 3,129
Posted By Archiver
@nickthetasmaniac - hope you're safe and sound...

@nickthetasmaniac - hope you're safe and sound over there.

@teddy - you stay safe too, man.

@ChrisN - As I said, I was going to Canberra this week, but canceled due to the fires. The Hume freeway...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-03-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 3,129
Posted By Archiver
Bushfires in Australia

Australia has the tragic tendency to have spontaneous and devastating bushfires. While these usually occur in rural and country areas, some suburban areas that have a lot of parkland and trees can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,382
Posted By Archiver
Most cameras from the last 10 years can do fairly...

Most cameras from the last 10 years can do fairly well in low light as long as they have fast lenses, starting with 1 inch sensor cameras like the Sony RX100 II or Panasonic LX10 (they have fast...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,228
Posted By Archiver
What a great story. He looks like a good kid,...

What a great story. He looks like a good kid, too. There's something earnest and straightforward about his gaze. I hope he keeps that print for years to come.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Archiver
Even a nice condition secondhand Q classic would...

Even a nice condition secondhand Q classic would be a great camera, and might be in the price bracket for a straight sell-buy situation.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-26-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 899
Posted By Archiver
The GR series was 28mm, which is wide but not...

The GR series was 28mm, which is wide but not hugely so. They made a limited run of 21mm GR cameras, though, which are hard to find and expensive to buy, not to mention hard to service.
Forum: Travel 12-17-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,857
Posted By Archiver
This sounds like a great trip, and film would be...

This sounds like a great trip, and film would be a superb way to capture it. Contax G all the way, baby!

For peace of mind, take a small but high quality digital camera for snapshots and video,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By Archiver
What is this lens? Zelar Auto-Zoom 75-205mm f3.5, Vitacon Zoom 35-135mm

At the local antique market, there were a couple of interesting lenses that I'd never heard of before.

One was a fairly long zoom lens with a screw mount, the Zelar Auto-Zoom 75-205mm f3.5 Multi C,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-10-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 14,364
Posted By Archiver
Camera phones are a completely different story....

Camera phones are a completely different story. My Samsung Note 8 takes better images (generally) than my veritable antique Canon S45 and S70 cameras from 2002 and 2004 respectively. Video...
Forum: Leica SL 11-29-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,587
Posted By Archiver
If the M240 feels like a brick, how would you be...

If the M240 feels like a brick, how would you be with a SL? Would the grip make it more comfortable?


When I handled the SL a long time ago, it felt really heavy, and the edges were sharp, unlike...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-29-2019
Replies: 466
Views: 37,966
Posted By Archiver
Melbourne from Southgate, Ricoh GR, long...

Melbourne from Southgate, Ricoh GR, long exposure

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48961460697_b1ef1364e1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hAyhtt)GR - The Lights of the City (https://flic.kr/p/2hAyhtt)...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-28-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,905
Posted By Archiver
Recurring pleasant dreams are often because you...

Recurring pleasant dreams are often because you have fond memories of that object, person or time. You probably had more of an emotional connection with that camera than the others.

As for the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2019
Replies: 363
Views: 47,265
Posted By Archiver
@Colton - OMG you have a Pentax Hollywood?? Great...

@Colton - OMG you have a Pentax Hollywood?? Great find! One day, I'll have one, too...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,972
Posted By Archiver
My recommendation would be the Zeiss Ikon ZM. It...

My recommendation would be the Zeiss Ikon ZM. It was my first rangefinder, and I loved it until it just stopped working one day. :bang: It has to go in for repair. But otherwise, it's a great camera...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By Archiver
That's really interesting. I'm wondering why you...

That's really interesting. I'm wondering why you didn't get along with the Df? The D700 has caught my eye recently, especially since used prices are less than for a decent phone.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 9,573
Posted By Archiver
Who knows what unexpected amateur granny porn you...

Who knows what unexpected amateur granny porn you may have discovered on that card. :D
Forum: RFF Polls 11-22-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,905
Posted By Archiver
When I used the Ricoh GRD III as my everyday...

When I used the Ricoh GRD III as my everyday camera, I would often dream about seeing something interesting and taking out the Ricoh to shoot it. In real life, this was often the case, and so...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-21-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 3,140
Posted By Archiver
I'd really like a L-mount camera with a sensor...

I'd really like a L-mount camera with a sensor optimized for M mount lenses and adapter, and M form factor. This will allow the greatest crossover between M and L owners. Purist M users are less...
Forum: Leica SL 11-20-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 8,023
Posted By Archiver
Decades ago, my grandparents went on a cruise,...

Decades ago, my grandparents went on a cruise, and met a young couple on their honeymoon. That young couple were about my parent's age, and they've been family friends ever since. I grew up playing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,271
Posted By Archiver
TBH I'd never heard of Avia before, so I had a...

TBH I'd never heard of Avia before, so I had a look at what's online. They look like beautiful watches, and really inexpensive if you want to pick one up. No idea what the movements were like, ...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-18-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Archiver
Interestingly, I've just discovered that our...

Interestingly, I've just discovered that our Roger Hicks may have written for this magazine.

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/threads/you-and-your-camera.129640/

I'll look through the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-17-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,551
Posted By Archiver
Very nice, indeed. Any filters, or just the lens?

Very nice, indeed. Any filters, or just the lens?
Forum: RFF News 11-17-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1,024
Posted By Archiver
That's sad. His photographs were iconic, and I...

That's sad. His photographs were iconic, and I never knew who he was.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By Archiver
Before you buy a new camera...

Like many here, I have a heap of cameras, and if there's something I've learned, it's that before you buy a new camera or lens, really look at many pictures taken with it, and see if you like those...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,057
Posted By Archiver
His supervisor probably saw and he's now out of a...

His supervisor probably saw and he's now out of a job, replaced by some brainless fool who will steal from your suitcase when you're out of sight.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By Archiver
I document my life, and photography, writing and...

I document my life, and photography, writing and recording are the means by which I do it.

I love the feeling of a good camera, the look of stylish design, and the sense of history that comes from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,458
Posted By Archiver
I think the better photographer/reviewers are...

I think the better photographer/reviewers are those who were photographers first, and became reviewers later.

Ming Thien, who everyone seems to agree about, is one such photographer turned...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 11-13-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,112
Posted By Archiver
Hahaha, that's disturbingly true. I never thought...

Hahaha, that's disturbingly true. I never thought of it that way.


Steve started off with real passion and the best intentions, but the nature of his gig means he's almost enslaved to the conveyor...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 11-12-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,112
Posted By Archiver
This camera intrigues me greatly for the...

This camera intrigues me greatly for the possibility of a very small mirrorless full frame camera, to be able to use vintage manual focus glass from Leica, Pentax and Minolta, and possibly being...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By Archiver
This is wonderful, I've never heard of this...

This is wonderful, I've never heard of this documentary until now. Here's a great article I just found.


http://archive.is/P7Zd7


and speaking of his cameras, here's a thread from...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-11-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Archiver
These images are great. I really need to shoot...

These images are great. I really need to shoot some black and white film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,882
Posted By Archiver
This is kind of funny. I first read this on...

This is kind of funny. I first read this on Tapatalk and wondered why Rob-F was asking about apostrophes! Surely Rob knows this about English grammar, I thought.

On tapatalk, the &rsquo appears as...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,678
Posted By Archiver
Haha, great to see you here again. Hope you're...

Haha, great to see you here again. Hope you're treating life well!


To add to the list, Tom A, Roger Hicks, Al Kaplan and Eric Hill. all left RFF for reasons not of their volition. :(
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-08-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 2,354
Posted By Archiver
That's really beautiful. Something about...

That's really beautiful. Something about photography is the people you meet and love, not just the taking of images, but the giving of yourself.
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-08-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By Archiver
Great documentary photos. The colours,...

Great documentary photos. The colours, particularly in bright sunlight, show a clear end to the destruction. What camera/film did you use?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-08-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,258
Posted By Archiver
Well, if you get another camera, you HAVE to get...

Well, if you get another camera, you HAVE to get another bag. Just sayin'. :D


The X-Pro 3 appeals to me a lot, although I have never shot with a Fuji X-Trans camera before, and these days I'm...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,641
Posted By Archiver
Returning to this yet again. Some of my favourite...

Returning to this yet again. Some of my favourite work in this vein has been taking at family gatherings like Christmas, birthdays and funerals. The people know and trust my work, I have their trust,...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,641
Posted By Archiver
I thought a bit more about the Nan Goldin thing,...

I thought a bit more about the Nan Goldin thing, and I think there's a similarity to the reportage style images taken by Dennis Hopper in the 60s. If you can, take a look at Dennis Hopper Photographs...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,641
Posted By Archiver
Here's an article about Nan Goldin which explains...

Here's an article about Nan Goldin which explains a lot about her environment, mental state, relationships, and her relationship with photography. From what this article says, photography was both...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,641
Posted By Archiver
Okay, I know nothing about Nan Goldin apart from...

Okay, I know nothing about Nan Goldin apart from what I've just read from a Google search, and looking at the pictures online. Technically, what you're after is a deep saturated look with dark...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,366
Posted By Archiver
It seems fairly obvious that large scale effects...

It seems fairly obvious that large scale effects are created from the sum of individual choices and decisions. What these decisions are, however, are up for analysis and debate.

As mentioned above,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-30-2019
Replies: 2,031
Views: 316,113
Posted By Archiver
Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f2.5,...

Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f2.5, Melbourne



https://live.staticflickr.com/5171/5428831773_a394897f65_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9gJbxP)M9 - Suspended in Time (https://flic.kr/p/9gJbxP) by Archiver...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By Archiver
Yeah, I'll play. Flickr was the first decent...

Yeah, I'll play. Flickr was the first decent photography site I joined, not just for image hosting or whatever. Wait, I was on photobucket just to post test images, but flickr was the first and only...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3,203
Posted By Archiver
Wow, are you me? My first digital camera was the...

Wow, are you me? My first digital camera was the Canon S45, which is still working after 17 years - surely it can't be that old?? And I also bought a Sigma DP1 brand new in 2008, although mine is...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-29-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,019
Posted By Archiver
Wait, why do you not like fully articulating...

Wait, why do you not like fully articulating screens? For me, they are incredibly useful if I'm getting a shot from an odd angle where I have to be to one side of the camera. It's even more important...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,918
Posted By Archiver
I haven't bought a Monochrom yet, but I feel that...

I haven't bought a Monochrom yet, but I feel that day is coming some time or other. The M9 produces great black and white raw conversions, but what I've seen of the M9 Monochrom is a cut above,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-29-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 3,651
Posted By Archiver
Just saying: if you're looking at Leica compact...

Just saying: if you're looking at Leica compact cameras, you might as well buy the equivalent Panasonic, as it will save you a lot of money and you'll get the same camera, internally. And I'm still...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-28-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,972
Posted By Archiver
The Pentax MX and 50/1.4 is a great combination....

The Pentax MX and 50/1.4 is a great combination. Interestingly, a rangefinder 50 will be smaller and lighter, but the body won't be much different apart from the protrusion of the lens mount. I have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,540
Posted By Archiver
Little and large, eh? I've often carried a stills...

Little and large, eh? I've often carried a stills camera for high quality and a pocket cam for snapshot and video.

2007-2009: Canon 30D + 17-55mm f2.8 for large, and Canon G7 or Fuji F30 for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,972
Posted By Archiver
I had the chance to try out a Minolta 40/2 a...

I had the chance to try out a Minolta 40/2 a while ago, and it was so cool. Tiny lens, great performance. Yeah, kind of bloomy when wide open, but that's part of the character. I found 40mm to be a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-27-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,019
Posted By Archiver
LOL! :D The Dura silver finish looks gorgeous,...

LOL! :D

The Dura silver finish looks gorgeous, but it must be very eye catching, Even some reviewers have said this in the sudden burst of YouTube videos. I'd go for Dura black because it won't...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,972
Posted By Archiver
Okay, so you want a film Leica with a meter, but...

Okay, so you want a film Leica with a meter, but you don't want to spend the kind of money that the MP and M-A cost. Your best option for that is the M6 classic or M6 TTL.

If you are willing to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3,203
Posted By Archiver
Still loving all these stories! Thank you so much...

Still loving all these stories! Thank you so much to everyone who has posted so far. :)


I'm a little envious of the people who have had cameras which lasted for over ten years of regular use. I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-25-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By Archiver
Popflash out of stock within one hour of @Out to...

Popflash out of stock within one hour of @Out to Lunch posting that link, hahaha!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By Archiver
Does it have to be brand new, or can it be...

Does it have to be brand new, or can it be secondhand in mint condition? I don't know about the secondhand market in Bangkok, but in Australia you can get a mint black paint MP if you wait long...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,271
Posted By Archiver
There's a tipping point between 'wear' and 'too...

There's a tipping point between 'wear' and 'too rare and expensive to wear', and this is entirely up to the wearer. If I had a vintage double red Sea-Dweller, which goes for a stack of money, I'd...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-24-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By Archiver
Fujifilm point and shoot film pictures, including Natura, Klasse, Tiara and more

I don't think there's a thread for Fuji point and shoot images, mods please advise if there is.

Feel free tp post images taken with your Fuji Natura Classica, Klasse, Klasse W, Tiara, or any other...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By Archiver
Back in the mists of time, circa 2008, I was...

Back in the mists of time, circa 2008, I was visiting a friend who showed me his R3M, upon which was mounted his Zeiss 35/2 Biogon. It felt pretty decent, and I was intrigued by how it worked; it was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,271
Posted By Archiver
Oh, the irony of a brand that makes direct copies...

Oh, the irony of a brand that makes direct copies of Rolex, Omega, IWC and Bvlgari being faked! Hopefully, they will start to make their own designs, much like Helson did after doing a number of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,271
Posted By Archiver
And for a bit of crossover, the titanium...

And for a bit of crossover, the titanium treatment of the new Fuji X-Pro 3 is very likely the same as used on Citizen's titanium watches,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,271
Posted By Archiver
Well, if you buy an expensive watch, they are...

Well, if you buy an expensive watch, they are going to be expensive to replace or repair. It's par for the course with anything expensive, look at Leica repair/replacement costs. Expensive watches...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,019
Posted By Archiver
Yeah, there are currently a couple of places in...

Yeah, there are currently a couple of places in Australia that are selling the X-H1 body at a discount, and offering a free battery grip at the same time. If it was what I wanted, I would jump on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,271
Posted By Archiver
This might be easier than you think, depending on...

This might be easier than you think, depending on the situations you shoot, image quality you want, and how much/little you are prepared to carry.

1. General purpose camera - anything from a good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,271
Posted By Archiver
@NickTrop - I have a similar philosophy about...

@NickTrop - I have a similar philosophy about watches and a minimum collection. I like the idea of:

1. A daily watch which can be somewhere between sports and dress, preferably something with a bit...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-22-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By Archiver
Zeiss ZM C Sonnar 50mm f1.5. No cats eye,...

Zeiss ZM C Sonnar 50mm f1.5. No cats eye, circular specular highlights, smooth and pleasant bokeh. The only issue is some chromatic aberration wide open and the focus shift at f1.5.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,423
Posted By Archiver
Some of my favourite family photos are taken by...

Some of my favourite family photos are taken by Peter 'Prosophos'. High quality artistic work with a range of situations, subjects and some enviable gear.


https://prosophos.com/blog/
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-21-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,353
Posted By Archiver
Much of his general critique of street...

Much of his general critique of street photography has validity, as long as you view the photos through the lens of 'is this image giving a unique message'. There is a lot of dreck out there, with...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-21-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4,438
Posted By Archiver
My M9 was purchased in early 2010 in Melbourne....

My M9 was purchased in early 2010 in Melbourne. Sensor was replaced in 2017, having suffered a lot of corrosion. Now, it's beautiful.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,306
Posted By Archiver
Oh yes indeed! The Prisoner is one of my...

Oh yes indeed! The Prisoner is one of my favourite shows! :D:D
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,423
Posted By Archiver
Photographer Kevin Mullins created this fantastic...

Photographer Kevin Mullins created this fantastic YouTube video of his son's birthday, using images taken with his Fuji X100F. No stilted posed nonsense, just pure life and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,423
Posted By Archiver
Your list of images sounds absolutely wonderful,...

Your list of images sounds absolutely wonderful, and the variety would make for some fantastic family photo books.

My friend's sister's family makes annual photobooks of their trips. TBH their...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,306
Posted By Archiver
Yes! That was taken at a train station in Tokyo...

Yes! That was taken at a train station in Tokyo (or was it Osaka?). Those four were standing there, and it was a perfect tableau which suggested the traditional 'falling in line' of Japanese society,...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 4,665
Posted By Archiver
I'm pretty sure the Sartorialist shot a lot with...

I'm pretty sure the Sartorialist shot a lot with the Canon 5D Mark II and 50mm f1.2 L.


It depends on your maximum definition of small.

Micro Four Thirds options include the discontinued Panasonic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,423
Posted By Archiver
Occasionally, someone will ask me to take a group...

Occasionally, someone will ask me to take a group photo of people present at a dinner or other gathering, and I oblige. It's an easy way to get everyone in the same picture and record who was there....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,423
Posted By Archiver
I thought selfies were the contemporary...

I thought selfies were the contemporary stereotypical family pictures. :p
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,423
Posted By Archiver
As much as my Dad liked photography, his family...

As much as my Dad liked photography, his family always insisted on those godawful posed smiling group pictures. Year after year of 'everyone gather together for a photo', then someone fumbling with a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-20-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,306
Posted By Archiver
Thank you, Helen! My travel kit is usually 21,...

Thank you, Helen!

My travel kit is usually 21, 35 and 50. The 21 is the Zeiss 21mm f2.8 Biogon which is very sharp. The Voigtlander 35mm f1.4 Nokton is very compact and fast, and has nice character....
Forum: RFF News 10-18-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 11,445
Posted By Archiver
We might see an increase in overseas travel by...

We might see an increase in overseas travel by Americans who want to buy European goods. Although, will this tariff be levied on individual travelers as well?


I'm in Australia, but I'm concerned...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,306
Posted By Archiver
The classic combination of 28 and 50 is my bag,...

The classic combination of 28 and 50 is my bag, with 35 if I can only use one RF lens for general and up close shooting. I didn't like the 50mm focal length until I got a Summicron, then I loved...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,271
Posted By Archiver
Man, this is becoming one of my favourite threads...

Man, this is becoming one of my favourite threads on RFF. :D

Right now, I'm wearing a XW Tsunami, which was a custom limited edition watch based on the classic Seiko 6309 dive watch that was popular...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,271
Posted By Archiver
It's threads like these that make me wish there...

It's threads like these that make me wish there was a Like button for posts on RFF.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,271
Posted By Archiver
Very cool on both counts. I came across Doxa in...

Very cool on both counts. I came across Doxa in the late 90s/early 2000s when I was experiencing a resurgence in watch interest. The new Doxa dive watches looked super appealing, but I never got one....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,271
Posted By Archiver
You bought a vintage Girard-Perregaux for $80???...

You bought a vintage Girard-Perregaux for $80??? :eek: That's so cool!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,271
Posted By Archiver
I have much younger relatives with equally strong...

I have much younger relatives with equally strong penchants for collection and appreciation of mechanical design, not to mention sentimental value. They will probably get my watches and cameras.

If...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,271
Posted By Archiver
Loving these stories! @calzone, @donal928, such...

Loving these stories! @calzone, @donal928, such cool tales. I've loved watches since I was a kid, often wandering into jewelry shops and taking the catalogues on the display cabinets. I still have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,271
Posted By Archiver
@jonal928 - you have fantastic taste in watches...

@jonal928 - you have fantastic taste in watches and cameras, and have many that I would want, myself! That early 80s Omega Seamaster (don't want to be James Bond) is great, same era/design as the...
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-13-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1,330
Posted By Archiver
Yeah, this is nice. A few years ago, I bought...

Yeah, this is nice. A few years ago, I bought myself a Sigma DP2 Merrill for my birthday, but I should have got the original Panasonic LX100 instead. Never gelled with the DP2, and it remains one of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,271
Posted By Archiver
A lot of younger people use a watch as a fashion...

A lot of younger people use a watch as a fashion item and their smartphone as their 'pocket watch'. As someone who loves watches, this doesn't work for me. This morning, I had to run an errand which...
Forum: RFF News 10-13-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Posted By Archiver
Japan certainly has a track record for...

Japan certainly has a track record for geological, meteorological and manmade disasters. This looks horrific. I hope this is the extent of the destruction now, and no more to come.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,271
Posted By Archiver
There is a huge range of good looking, decent...

There is a huge range of good looking, decent quality mechanical and quartz watches, and you don't have to spend a lot for one. Even a simple Seiko 5 can be beautiful, classic and stylish. Check this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-11-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 3,268
Posted By Archiver
I've got to say, as much as I love rangefinder...

I've got to say, as much as I love rangefinder shooting, liveview can be a huge benefit for focusing on rapidly moving subjects.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 10-11-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,348
Posted By Archiver
Here's what will happen with me. 1. I'll eagerly...

Here's what will happen with me.
1. I'll eagerly await the first reviews, then scour YouTube and Vimeo for owner test footage.
2. Mull over the differences between the fp and cameras like the Sony A7...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-09-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 14,364
Posted By Archiver
@Huss - that Nikon Lite Touch looks really cool....

@Huss - that Nikon Lite Touch looks really cool. After a bit of reading, it sounds like it could be a great camera to have around. Do you still have yours? What do you think of it for general use?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 10-08-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2,143
Posted By Archiver
Okay, I found it. The Fuji XQ1 and XQ2 are zoom...

Okay, I found it. The Fuji XQ1 and XQ2 are zoom compacts with small X-Trans sensors. The one I was thinking of is the XF1, which many appear to have...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 10-08-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2,143
Posted By Archiver
Enjoy your trip! I often go out with the Contax...

Enjoy your trip! I often go out with the Contax T3 in my bag along with a digital camera, and to be honest, I hardly use the Contax because the scarcity mentality with film, and I feel like I'm...
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 2,363
Posted By Archiver
All my GRD III images are processed in Lightroom....

All my GRD III images are processed in Lightroom. I generally put in an S shaped tone curve, reduce highlights, bump up shadows, increase black point and do minor adjustments with saturation and...
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 2,363
Posted By Archiver
Has it really been ten years since the GRD III...

Has it really been ten years since the GRD III was released? That's so cool. Here are a few more GRD III images that were taken ten years...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-07-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 6,944
Posted By Archiver
This thread has reminded me that I have a Trip...

This thread has reminded me that I have a Trip that I bought in 2007, loaded with film, shot 6 images and then forgot. Don't even remember what film is in it, but it's currently set at 80 ASA. I'll...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-07-2019
Replies: 2,998
Views: 1,793,241
Posted By Archiver
One weekend ago, I went on my annual photowalk...

One weekend ago, I went on my annual photowalk during the football Grand Final day in Melbourne. When everyone else is glued to the television or in a pub watching the game, every year I visit camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3,203
Posted By Archiver
It's wonderful that you have a single camera that...

It's wonderful that you have a single camera that has been there with you for so many memorable events and times. I bought my Leica M9 with that intention, although I have shot family and friends...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3,203
Posted By Archiver
This is a lovely story, exactly the kind that I...

This is a lovely story, exactly the kind that I didn't expect to read in this thread, but it's so pleasing that they are turning up. On DPReview, there was a woman who's husband was an avid...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3,203
Posted By Archiver
Agfa Optima? Wow. Which one did/do you have, and...

Agfa Optima? Wow. Which one did/do you have, and what kinds of things did you shoot with it? What about the M6?
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