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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,464
Posted By swoop
The M9 makes a great camera even in 2014. It...

The M9 makes a great camera even in 2014. It really is digital equivalent of a film camera in terms of use and output quality.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-10-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 6,791
Posted By swoop
It's a lot of money ($270) to spend on a flash...

It's a lot of money ($270) to spend on a flash that's really only usable in manual or auto aperture mode. You can get the same function from a $100 Metz 36-C2 if you're just using it on a Leica.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,558
Posted By swoop
If nothing was wrong with it, nothing will be...

If nothing was wrong with it, nothing will be different.
Forum: RFF News 10-08-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 13,218
Posted By swoop
If something stops working after two months it's...

If something stops working after two months it's the product that's at fault, not the seller. If John Smith sells his used camera on the internet he shouldn't have to offer a guarantee beyond when...
Forum: RFF News 10-08-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 13,218
Posted By swoop
Google Wallet is pretty good. I think there's...

Google Wallet is pretty good. I think there's like a $1600 maximum on transactions. So not so good if you're selling high value items.

But the fees are awesome. GoogleWallet charges the BUYER the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-11-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,041
Posted By swoop
I think Fuji still views the X-Pro1 as its...

I think Fuji still views the X-Pro1 as its flagship product. Even with the announcement of subsequent products implementing more advanced features, the X-Pro1 is the top of the heap and I believe...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,150
Posted By swoop
I had an M9 for about four years and used a 5Dmk2...

I had an M9 for about four years and used a 5Dmk2 as backup. Was dying for a camera with the ISO performance of the 5D, but worked like my M9. Then the M240 arrived and it's perfect. The ISO...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 9,155
Posted By swoop
I wouldn't touch a thing. Just send it to Leica...

I wouldn't touch a thing. Just send it to Leica and hopefully it'll be repaired under the original warranty or from when you sent it in. How old is the battery? Those things don't last forever....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-30-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 5,318
Posted By swoop
I would rather be able to turn the Live View...

I would rather be able to turn the Live View button off rather than the M button. When carrying the camera on a strap the live view button is often accidentally activated knocking against my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 10,675
Posted By swoop
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs45/f/2009/142/8/b/8bd...

http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs45/f/2009/142/8/b/8bda399d073e9bdab85b390237ef866a.jpg

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs34/f/2008/290/8/d/8ddbf3bcf6ff498856bfb22493c73f4f.jpg

http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs2...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-11-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By swoop
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/307/4/5/45c...

http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/307/4/5/45c5f3a924cef1c6ba9e26210b959a08-d323fmt.jpg
Former U.S. Rep Anthony Weiner voting in his district on election day 2010.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-25-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 5,261
Posted By swoop
The day I opened up my M240 there were like six...

The day I opened up my M240 there were like six dead pixels. Not the end of the world. Especially considering there were six among 24 million. But it was still irritating. They only showed up above...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,104
Posted By swoop
I've covered three bodies in griptac, the M7, M8...

I've covered three bodies in griptac, the M7, M8 and M9 and each time it has been thinner than the original covering but if anything it just made the camera feel more solid. Griptac is all about the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-06-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,895
Posted By swoop
I think he's saying that user input and opinion...

I think he's saying that user input and opinion is kinda the point of forums such as this. So if you had a D4s and shared your opinion on it, yeah, I think most everyone on this forum would be more...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-02-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By swoop
I would hope it's somewhere between 3-6 months. I...

I would hope it's somewhere between 3-6 months. I think that's a reasonable amount of time between the repair being botched and the mechanism actually breaking again.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-29-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 10,095
Posted By swoop
In all likelihood it was probably just used as a...

In all likelihood it was probably just used as a prop for the photo.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,481
Posted By swoop
I've used a Domke F-6 all throughout my...

I've used a Domke F-6 all throughout my relatively short career and it has been the perfect bag for me. It's light and carries everything I need and nothing I don't so it stays light. I have been...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,407
Posted By swoop
I'm pretty sure all of those photos are illegal.

I'm pretty sure all of those photos are illegal.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-29-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 10,095
Posted By swoop
That's pretty neat. A calendar full of...

That's pretty neat. A calendar full of photographers and coffee.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-25-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 7,698
Posted By swoop
I like the camera. It's not a panasonic with a...

I like the camera. It's not a panasonic with a red dot. It's a genuine Leica engineered camera that exhibits everything Leica is about, outstanding optical quality, pure photographic simplicity, and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-22-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 6,497
Posted By swoop
A backpack should be fine. There's not a lot of...

A backpack should be fine. There's not a lot of vibration or sudden jolts. If you were talking about panniers, then I'd definitely say no.

Just a warning to others, the first time I got a motorcycle...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,996
Posted By swoop
That's what I do, it doesn't come up often but...

That's what I do, it doesn't come up often but the last time I had it happen was last Easter when i went to the zoo with my son. they had an easter bunny there (guy in a suit) and a staff member was...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-04-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,822
Posted By swoop
The guy who created the original was a godsend. I...

The guy who created the original was a godsend. I remember when the concepts were first coming out, and this was all before 3d printing and kickstarter. And I was glad to see it got off the ground...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-03-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By swoop
The oem batteries are really the only option....

The oem batteries are really the only option. Buying the aftermarket batteries is just a waste of money. I.had four genuine batteries and two aftermarket. The genuine batteries work fine. The...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-31-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By swoop
Is there a wobble or does it just twist slightly...

Is there a wobble or does it just twist slightly when mounted?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-31-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,442
Posted By swoop
I've dropped lenses and had them stick. DAG fixed...

I've dropped lenses and had them stick. DAG fixed and cleaned my 35 'cron for $75, took about 6 weeks to get it back. I Also dropped a 50 'cron with again the same issue, a stuck focus ring. Sent...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,079
Posted By swoop
I think a lot of those cameras are repaints with...

I think a lot of those cameras are repaints with marked up prices.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-29-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 9,373
Posted By swoop
Some of the new bags appear to be in stock at B&H...

Some of the new bags appear to be in stock at B&H but the prices are around $300 and the color options seem horrid. Sadly there are no reviews or detailed photos up yet.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-28-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,044
Posted By swoop
That's how I use my Canon lenses; "naked." On my...

That's how I use my Canon lenses; "naked." On my Leica I use only a UV filter.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-18-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,639
Posted By swoop
Prices are insanely high over what they were in...

Prices are insanely high over what they were in 2006 before the M8. I bought my 90 cron for $600. And a 75 lux for $1500. Prices on the used market for both have literally doubled. Remember when you...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-17-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 8,801
Posted By swoop
They have to remove the covering to open up the...

They have to remove the covering to open up the camera. A lot of the screws are under the leather. It's the same for anyone who has a custom cover and sends their Leica in for shutter service. Leica...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-16-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,577
Posted By swoop
Bessa R3M with 40mm Nokton. I did the...

Bessa R3M with 40mm Nokton.

I did the continental divide with the R3a and 40mm nokton and a pouch of film, mailing home rolls along the way. It was great to have all of them waiting to be developed...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-16-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,968
Posted By swoop
Probably neither way. Leica has never released a...

Probably neither way. Leica has never released a "shutter life" estimate like other camera makers have. But I've heard that it's in the realm of 200,000. Which seems likely seeing how the Leica...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-15-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,696
Posted By swoop
Leica seems to be replacing any genuinely faulty...

Leica seems to be replacing any genuinely faulty sensor free of charge. That particular thread, the poster mentioned having scratched the sensor attempting to clean it.

The longevity of Leica's is...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-11-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,667
Posted By swoop
Tablets can be used for photo editing as long as...

Tablets can be used for photo editing as long as you're working with JPEG's. Using RAW even with the free applications that support it is just asking too much. To transfer images you can a wifi sd...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-05-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 6,181
Posted By swoop
It's not a Leica product. Some clothing company...

It's not a Leica product. Some clothing company is just putting a sticker on them and repackaging them.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-04-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By swoop
LA Times post.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-vn-reader-photo-an-erroneous-warning-20140304,0,6289184.story#axzz2v2kCI27d

According to some, It's illegal to take pictures. Where do these notions come from.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-15-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 5,708
Posted By swoop
This thread reminds me of when the M8 was...

This thread reminds me of when the M8 was released.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-14-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,102
Posted By swoop
If you're looking for a fight you're going to get...

If you're looking for a fight you're going to get one.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-13-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,436
Posted By swoop
I have. This forum is the worst. If it's not...

I have. This forum is the worst. If it's not someone from some far off land that's wants you to jump through hoops to ship something internationally as a "gift" it's someone who's expecting a used...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-13-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,436
Posted By swoop
I just sold my M9 on eBay and the shipping is...

I just sold my M9 on eBay and the shipping is already a day late, so of course I'm getting blamed for it. The buyer emailed me this morning asking if I had any info on it. He has the same tracking...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 4,575
Posted By swoop
This stuff happens all the time. Rumor mill is...

This stuff happens all the time. Rumor mill is the NYPD has a standard $15k settlement whenever a credentialed member of the press is arrested. And a police officer deleting a journalists recorded...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-04-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,646
Posted By swoop
Good catch, that didn't even occur to me.

Good catch, that didn't even occur to me.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-02-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 5,102
Posted By swoop
Even when I shot film I'd carry like 8 rolls with...

Even when I shot film I'd carry like 8 rolls with me with another dozen in the car. I don't get the whole self imposed restrictions or the notion that just because you have a digital camera you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,698
Posted By swoop
I have a 25mm biogon and it's a great lens. It's...

I have a 25mm biogon and it's a great lens. It's developed a wobble but it's still amazingly sharp. Maybe overly contrasty for my taste. But whenever I use it I find myself wishing I had something...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-30-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 9,373
Posted By swoop
I like how they're named after newspapers,...

I like how they're named after newspapers, Chronicle, Herald, Ledger.

I love my F-6 and don't see a need for a replacement but if it ever wears out like my first one did, I'd consider the redesign.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,815
Posted By swoop
I don't think the Fuji X line is that camera. I...

I don't think the Fuji X line is that camera. I don't see how looking at a screen is going to make you feel less like you're using a computer. The M9 however, the only thing you need the screen for...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,095
Posted By swoop
You can't fire a freelancer, you just stop...

You can't fire a freelancer, you just stop calling.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-23-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By swoop
http://static.squarespace.com/static/52c7198de4b0c...

http://static.squarespace.com/static/52c7198de4b0c944be1a2247/52c7439ee4b0fe9b5ff0172f/52ce4b17e4b08a92bb987126/1389251352271/toy_figures1.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2014
Replies: 211
Views: 18,090
Posted By swoop
I don't intentionally limit myself but so far my...

I don't intentionally limit myself but so far my 50 'cron seems to be glued to my Leica.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-12-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,143
Posted By swoop
The first mistake is shopping on price. Look up...

The first mistake is shopping on price. Look up photographers in the area, check out their portfolios and see what you like.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-11-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,269
Posted By swoop
Actually there are Sony stores filled with only...

Actually there are Sony stores filled with only Sony products. And you really can't blame Apple for opening the Apple stores, Do you remember the 90's? You couldn't find an Apple for sale anywhere...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 9,242
Posted By swoop
My Yashicamat 124G sits on a shelf as a monument...

My Yashicamat 124G sits on a shelf as a monument to my incompetence.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-11-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3,374
Posted By swoop
http://www.rangefinderworkshop.com/?p=346 There...

http://www.rangefinderworkshop.com/?p=346

There is no perfect flash for Leica that offers control, automation, bounce and balances well on the camera . You have to pick what's more important. Some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2014
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,610
Posted By swoop
http://www.kmnyc.com/pics/canon_200mm1.jpg Canon...

http://www.kmnyc.com/pics/canon_200mm1.jpg
Canon 5D Mark II
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-10-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,880
Posted By swoop
Every Epson printer I've owned had clogged up...

Every Epson printer I've owned had clogged up bad. On the other hand every Canon printer I've owned had gone months without printing and worked fine without issue.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,567
Posted By swoop
I like the second. It just seems natural.

I like the second. It just seems natural.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 5,796
Posted By swoop
For what? I've had an M9 for 4+ years and it's...

For what? I've had an M9 for 4+ years and it's been perfect from day one.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 5,796
Posted By swoop
I think a lot of that perception of M9 fatness...

I think a lot of that perception of M9 fatness has to do with the fact that it is fatter than the film bodies. It did take some getting used to but when you work with both regularly it's kinda...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 5,796
Posted By swoop
How often has your M9 been away for repair in the...

How often has your M9 been away for repair in the 4+ years you've had it?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 5,796
Posted By swoop
The Df is smaller than I imagined.

The Df is smaller than I imagined.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,591
Posted By swoop
Yeah, sure. After all the hell they got for not...

Yeah, sure. After all the hell they got for not including video recording, they're going to take away the LCD completely. Never gonna happen.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-05-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,803
Posted By swoop
Mine had about 32k last I checked.

Mine had about 32k last I checked.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,889
Posted By swoop
Even scum wore suits back then. Now they wear Ed...

Even scum wore suits back then. Now they wear Ed Hardy t-shirts, shoes without laces and pants that hang way below where they should.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 8,851
Posted By swoop
That's damn poetic sir.

That's damn poetic sir.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 8,851
Posted By swoop
I started using a rangefinder in college and...

I started using a rangefinder in college and began my career with one. One of the most irritating things I hear is how Rangefinders force you to slow down. I can react and focus and shoot just as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 8,851
Posted By swoop
The thing about rangefinders is that they're...

The thing about rangefinders is that they're generally lighter and smaller than DSLR's. This is great if you're the sort of photographer for whom a camera is a constant companion whether as a hobby...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 7,108
Posted By swoop
It should come bundled with an H5D.

It should come bundled with an H5D.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 7,108
Posted By swoop
Yeah, but none of those brands make a camera bag....

Yeah, but none of those brands make a camera bag. Someone should get on that. I had the idea awhile back of buying a knockoff Louis Vuitton bag and cutting the leather to reskin a Leica. It would be...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-30-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,429
Posted By swoop
A wedding with the Leica M 240

http://www.ken-m.com/blog/november-2nd-2013-a-wedding-day.html

Enjoy,

-Ken
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 7,108
Posted By swoop
That is a classy looking bag.

That is a classy looking bag.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-30-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,001
Posted By swoop
[QUOTE=russelljtdyer;2276810]Since I'm originally...

[QUOTE=russelljtdyer;2276810]Since I'm originally from New Orleans, and thereby like the rain, I was curious to see your photos of the city in the rain. But when I followed that link, I found only...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,786
Posted By swoop
You bet it is.

You bet it is.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-17-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,483
Posted By swoop
Wouldn't that be using two different methods of...

Wouldn't that be using two different methods of focusing simultaneously?
Forum: RFF Polls 12-17-2013
Replies: 122
Views: 9,042
Posted By swoop
The larger sensor is usually better. It's why...

The larger sensor is usually better. It's why medium format and large format still exist. APS-C has its place though. It's better for small scale studio work like products and food, and APS-C cameras...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-16-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 9,198
Posted By swoop
Just save up for the M9. It's essentially the...

Just save up for the M9. It's essentially the digital equivalent of film and if you're happy with film the M9 will suit you for at least a decade.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-15-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,814
Posted By swoop
The M9 is extremely limited when it comes to SD...

The M9 is extremely limited when it comes to SD card performance. Faster cards won't really equate to faster read/write speeds in camera. But you will notice the speed when transferring images to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,968
Posted By swoop
I photograph sports with a Leica.

I photograph sports with a Leica.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-11-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,694
Posted By swoop
Mine has developed a wobble as well, it's still...

Mine has developed a wobble as well, it's still very sharp. I dropped it about two years ago and sent it in to Leica for repair, the wobble only started about three months ago.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-10-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By swoop
They are going for $200 new on Amazon. I'm really...

They are going for $200 new on Amazon. I'm really hoping the XQ1 comes down to that price soon.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-08-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 6,859
Posted By swoop
It took two weeks for me to get an M240 from...

It took two weeks for me to get an M240 from order to delivery.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-08-2013
Replies: 82
M9?
Views: 8,657
Posted By swoop
More internet fear mongering. If some guy or even...

More internet fear mongering. If some guy or even a dozen guys is/are having a problem with their M9 that's hardly indicative of an epidemic. I've had an M9 for over 3 years and it has worked fine....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-02-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 4,350
Posted By swoop
No kidding, I was looking for a phase one p25 in...

No kidding, I was looking for a phase one p25 in V mount a few months ago and just gave up. I found three for sale at anywhere from $5,000-9,000. And even the one I found at $5k had been sitting on a...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-30-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 21,447
Posted By swoop
The point of a camera that small is to be light...

The point of a camera that small is to be light and compact. Throwing a huge SLR lens on it kinda defeats the purpose.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By swoop
It's your fault really. If you just got a...

It's your fault really. If you just got a Voigtlander 667, it's battery free with a built in lens, you'd be good to go right now.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-17-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,223
Posted By swoop
I come upon old posts when researching some...

I come upon old posts when researching some things like compatibility issues or differences between lenses in a series, that sort of thing, so old posts are really helpful and I think they should...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-16-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 11,135
Posted By swoop
It's a really simple choice. If you want to use...

It's a really simple choice. If you want to use your rangefinder lenses on a rangefinder camera that takes digital images get an M240/M9. If you want to use your rangefinder lenses like a small DSLR...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 6,836
Posted By swoop
Not.to blame the victim but, what did you do? Of...

Not.to blame the victim but, what did you do? Of all the issues and faults of the M9 I've never once heard of it going psycho and deleting images spontaneously. Also the new firmware helped to solve...
Forum: Travel 11-13-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,111
Posted By swoop
The Morgan Library is a great visit. Admission is...

The Morgan Library is a great visit. Admission is a bit high but it's beautiful. The New York Public Library is also and nice place to walk around and you'll get some great images of the Rose Reading...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-11-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 11,564
Posted By swoop
Spot on. It's not that one is better than the...

Spot on. It's not that one is better than the other. It's about income. What's your job vs what you do for fun, it's as Apples and Oranges of a comparison as you can get.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,872
Posted By swoop
Focus shift is a fact of life with fast lenses....

Focus shift is a fact of life with fast lenses. It can just as easily work for you as it can work against you so try not to worry about it too much.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-07-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 13,192
Posted By swoop
Nikon DF. I really want one. But the focus...

Nikon DF. I really want one. But the focus direction of Nikon lenses is so annoying seeing how it's reversed from Leica and Canon. If Canon did something similar for FD lenses or even EF lenses, I'd...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 92,111
Posted By swoop
Because despite their hefty, they actually are...

Because despite their hefty, they actually are comfortable to hold for hours at a time. If you're a professional, regardless of your genre, news, fashion, events, sports, you're holding a camera for...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-28-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 3,672
Posted By swoop
oops. I posted this in the wrong thread. But this...

oops. I posted this in the wrong thread. But this is a list I compiled of small flashes that work well with Leica's both film and digital.

http://www.rangefinderworkshop.com/?p=346
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-28-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 14,470
Posted By swoop
A list of small flashes that pair well with...

A list of small flashes that pair well with Leica's film or digital.

http://www.rangefinderworkshop.com/?p=346
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-23-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,189
Posted By swoop
This happened six years ago when the M8 was...

This happened six years ago when the M8 was released. A Jupiter-3 went from $40 to $300. The Canon screw mount lenses f.95 and f1.5 which were around $150 jumped to about $800-$1000. I bought my 75...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3,313
Posted By swoop
Frustrating - Dead pixels.

So I just received my M240 and after checking it out I noticed there are 3 hot pixels. 2 red, 1 blue, scattered about the sensor. Now I know, 3 out of 24 million isn't bad. But it's still irritating....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-19-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,186
Posted By swoop
It's not just focus shift you have to worry about...

It's not just focus shift you have to worry about it's focus throw as well. I was once in the "Give me f1.4 or give me death!" club. But truthfully I'm often so close to my subjects that f1.4 is just...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-17-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 21,331
Posted By swoop
They're out there. My wait time was about two...

They're out there. My wait time was about two weeks.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 24,538
Posted By swoop
Because everyone wants one and loves everything...

Because everyone wants one and loves everything about them except the price of admission. So the public is clamoring for something that's exactly like a Leica but 1/4 the price which isn't going to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-08-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,472
Posted By swoop
"It belongs in a museum!"

"It belongs in a museum!"
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-07-2013
Replies: 146
Views: 37,475
Posted By swoop
Looks like it should say Fisher-Price on it.

Looks like it should say Fisher-Price on it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-01-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 5,219
Posted By swoop
Photography, like any creative field is very...

Photography, like any creative field is very subjective. I frequently use music as a comparison because it just makes sense, The backstreet boys and the beastie boys are both musical artists, both...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 8,369
Posted By swoop
She did delete the tweet. She's a kid and kids...

She did delete the tweet. She's a kid and kids make mistakes. That's why they're kids. Could be she thought she was honestly just promoting her ebay sale without realizing, "Hey, I'm famous and there...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,324
Posted By swoop
http://www.kmnyc.com/pics/presentation3.jpg Just...

http://www.kmnyc.com/pics/presentation3.jpg
Just a quick sample. So this was shot in a pitch black room, the only illumination coming from two 50" televisions. This image is at ISO 2500 1/30 f2 with...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,324
Posted By swoop
Is that a JPG or converted RAW? A RAW converter...

Is that a JPG or converted RAW? A RAW converter like Lightrroom will automatically nix out something like that. It's kinda the reason no one has complained about dead/hot pixels in a few years...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 726
Posted By swoop
Leica post on Reuters photo blog.

http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/20/the-leica-legend/
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-20-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,162
Posted By swoop
I think it's an awesome idea for Nikon to create...

I think it's an awesome idea for Nikon to create a purpose built camera instead of just adding to the mess of bodies and lenses we're seeing on the market.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By swoop
.7 meters.

.7 meters.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By swoop
Dropbox. Sync with a folder and all images are...

Dropbox. Sync with a folder and all images are uploaded as they are taken. When your device fills up. unsync the old folder, then sync up a new one and delete images on your device.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-12-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,718
Posted By swoop
Cameta is a nice shop and they've been around for...

Cameta is a nice shop and they've been around for a long time. Over the past few years they seem to have transitioned to mostly online selling. They're a physical store in Suffolk County about an...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-05-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By swoop
Some flash options for...

Some flash options for Leica's

http://www.rangefinderworkshop.com/?p=346
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-04-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,796
Posted By swoop
The M9 will hold around $4k for awhile. Just like...

The M9 will hold around $4k for awhile. Just like the M8 held its price for a long time and the same way the RD-1 used price hasn't really budged. You'll see some desperate sells or really worn ones...
Forum: RFF News 09-03-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,183
Posted By swoop
I had to pay a bunch of fees once to UPS for a...

I had to pay a bunch of fees once to UPS for a lens purchase from Japan. It sucked because the UPS driver knocked on my door with the box in hand and asked for the receipt. Of course I didn't have...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-03-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 6,717
Posted By swoop
I think he makes more money from travel workshops...

I think he makes more money from travel workshops than he does from his images so why not. His images are basically marketing material for his workshops.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-02-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 5,261
Posted By swoop
Sekonic L-308S

Sekonic L-308S
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By swoop
Are you the original owner or was it purchased...

Are you the original owner or was it purchased second hand?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-31-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,234
Posted By swoop
Do you have that number?

Do you have that number?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,706
Posted By swoop
No. A grown man standing by the glass for 45...

No. A grown man standing by the glass for 45 minutes so you can get a photo of an ape while 37 children are trying to see an ape for the very first time is not a portrait.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-27-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 9,248
Posted By swoop
Any camera sold without a charger is usually a...

Any camera sold without a charger is usually a red light that it's stolen.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 5,899
Posted By swoop
It's the same reason car people love to both look...

It's the same reason car people love to both look at them and drive them.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,625
Posted By swoop
I have more experience using rangefinders than...

I have more experience using rangefinders than any other camera do its very familiar. I like the accuracy of focusing, using a rangefinder it's a lot easier. Having the split image line up is faster...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-24-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,393
Posted By swoop
Sekonic L-308s, very small, very simple. The only...

Sekonic L-308s, very small, very simple. The only thing I wish it could do is give me flash to ambient ratio like the L-358 and that it had a backlit LCD, otherwise it's perfectly fine.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 3,046
Posted By swoop
Because he identified the camera as a Leica M....

Because he identified the camera as a Leica M. Also the M8 and M9 are more intuitive And film Leica's don't have ISO buttons.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 3,046
Posted By swoop
Just out of curiosity, when did you order your...

Just out of curiosity, when did you order your M240 and how long was your wait?
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-22-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 11,234
Posted By swoop
Should do a write up for PetaPixel.

Should do a write up for PetaPixel.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,908
Posted By swoop
I've dropped plenty of stuff. Leica M9, $4700...

I've dropped plenty of stuff.

Leica M9, $4700 repair bill. Sent it to Leica, they said it would cost more in labor to fix then to buy a new one retail so they sold me a new one at dealer cost.

35mm...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-22-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 5,065
Posted By swoop
I use filters on my Leica lenses. I do not use...

I use filters on my Leica lenses. I do not use filters on my Canon lenses, with the exception of my 24-70mm only because I loaned it to a friend last month and it made him really paranoid that it...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-21-2013
Replies: 43
Poll: 21 vs 25
Views: 5,068
Posted By swoop
I haven't used a 21mm in awhile. Mine was stolen...

I haven't used a 21mm in awhile. Mine was stolen about 2 years ago and never bothered replacing it but I'm starting to kinda miss it. I have a 25mm but I'm finding that when I want to go wide the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2013
Replies: 1,203
Views: 340,815
Posted By swoop
Trip to the zoo. M9 w/ 35mm cron...

Trip to the zoo. M9 w/ 35mm cron v4


http://www.kmnyc.com/pics/ice_zoo1.jpg

http://www.kmnyc.com/pics/ice_zoo2.jpg

http://www.kmnyc.com/pics/ice_zoo3.jpg

http://www.kmnyc.com/pics/ice_zoo4.jpg
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-15-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By swoop
Dolts. Think Tank is a bag company. Why would...

Dolts. Think Tank is a bag company. Why would they create a secondary startup just for "outdoor" bags, all bags are for using outdoors. It's a waste of marketing money. The ThinkTank brand has...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-13-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By swoop
It's not ThinkTank.

It's not ThinkTank.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-13-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By swoop
I'd separate them. I'm currently buying into a...

I'd separate them. I'm currently buying into a medium format system and trying to do it piecemeal. I can find the cash for a body here, a lens there, etc. It just makes it more affordable. The prices...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-08-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 41,129
Posted By swoop
I emailed him about 3 weeks ago asking if there...

I emailed him about 3 weeks ago asking if there were plans for a skin for the Leica M240 and he responded within two days saying they will possibly be available by the end of August.

I've also...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 08-08-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,918
Posted By swoop
I use two printers. One for high quality photos...

I use two printers. One for high quality photos and another for work/home documents and simple 4x6 photos.

For photos I use a Canon Pro 9000 Mark II. I purchased it for around $200 about two months...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-07-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,190
Posted By swoop
Recorder, notebook + pen, roll of gaffer tape,...

Recorder, notebook + pen, roll of gaffer tape, cell phone + spare battery,
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,523
Posted By swoop
http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2013/01/12/...

http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2013/01/12/Toledo-man-arrested-charged-after-posting-photo-of-undercover-officer-on-Facebook.html

"Photographing or shooting video of patrol officers...
Forum: RFF News 07-28-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 70,295
Posted By swoop
I rarely wear branded t-shirts or hats but I love...

I rarely wear branded t-shirts or hats but I love coffee mugs and would happily pick one up, I also think a commemorative strap would be cool.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-27-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,867
Posted By swoop
It looks like he held the flash above and in...

It looks like he held the flash above and in front of their faces and fired. Likely set the flash on manual andset his exposure, no fuss. If you really want to know, ask one of the candidates.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-26-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 7,751
Posted By swoop
Color is subjective and depends on a variety of...

Color is subjective and depends on a variety of factors. Posting a photo would help. Also Lightroom 5 is pretty new. Maybe you found a bug.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,374
Posted By swoop
It's like the digital version of the Canon QL17.

It's like the digital version of the Canon QL17.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-23-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,190
Posted By swoop
Easy as pie.

Easy as pie.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-22-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,766
Posted By swoop
Have you ever worked in a darkroom? Dealing with...

Have you ever worked in a darkroom? Dealing with cut individual frames is almost impossible.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-22-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 4,539
Posted By swoop
I'm pretty sure you can get an m mount adapter...

I'm pretty sure you can get an m mount adapter for the new fuji X series.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-21-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 5,149
Posted By swoop
It's a human thing.

It's a human thing.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-19-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,387
Posted By swoop
I really hope fuji or zeiss releases an X mount...

I really hope fuji or zeiss releases an X mount 135mm or 200mm equivalent prime. Preferably both.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-19-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By swoop
I use a 25mm Biogon without the viewfinder. I...

I use a 25mm Biogon without the viewfinder. I tend to just estimate the composition and it usually works out. The only time I ever find myself trying again is when I'm photographing real estate. But...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-16-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,206
Posted By swoop
None. If the cameras are in similar physical...

None. If the cameras are in similar physical condition, 15,000 frames is a drop in the bucket and nothing to be concerned about.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-14-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 13,830
Posted By swoop
I would like a Leica M 240 please.

I would like a Leica M 240 please.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By swoop
Freelance journalism isn't glorious.

Freelance journalism isn't glorious.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-13-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 7,028
Posted By swoop
Not.buying the asph lenses 7 years ago when they...

Not.buying the asph lenses 7 years ago when they were a lot cheaper.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-12-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 10,486
Posted By swoop
Well if you're gonna throw logic around we're...

Well if you're gonna throw logic around we're going to be arguing about this all day.

I did a wedding last night and the photographer I was 2nd shooting for asked me how I manage to pack everything...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-10-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 6,078
Posted By swoop
I'm trying to hold out on the typ240 until the...

I'm trying to hold out on the typ240 until the inevitable revision. It's happened to the M8 and M9 so I figure the chances are pretty likely that the new M is going to get refreshed after about 18...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-06-2013
Replies: 235
Views: 21,448
Posted By swoop
If you want to be a photographer your choices of...

If you want to be a photographer your choices of camera are endless. If you want to use a digital rangefinder you only have a few options, and they're costly. It would be great if Leica's were...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-04-2013
Replies: 101
Views: 319,101
Posted By swoop
I really hate the phrase "Film makes me slow down...

I really hate the phrase "Film makes me slow down and think" or when people say that about rangefinders. I shoot at the same rate whether I have a film camera or a digital camera in my hand. The only...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-04-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,455
Posted By swoop
Have you seen Nachtway's website? It's absolutely...

Have you seen Nachtway's website? It's absolutely awful.

http://www.jamesnachtwey.com
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,238
Posted By swoop
Where did you bury the cat?

Where did you bury the cat?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-02-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 10,486
Posted By swoop
Nope. Domke F-6.

Nope. Domke F-6.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-02-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,310
Posted By swoop
I don't mind that the new M has video. What is...

I don't mind that the new M has video. What is irritating is that there's a whole button dedicated to it right on the top plate where fingers rest and it can accidentally be pushed. I really hope in...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-01-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,021
Posted By swoop
I was browsing a used book store a few years ago...

I was browsing a used book store a few years ago and stumbled upon a collection of his work. I loved it and picked up the book. It has been on my shelf ever since and every now and then it's a great...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-30-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 6,645
Posted By swoop
Comments like that are irritating because they...

Comments like that are irritating because they only come from people on the internet. Only like one out of a thousand people even know what a Leica is, and from the comments I've received over the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,056
Posted By swoop
Looks more like gold paint.

Looks more like gold paint.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 06-27-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 9,312
Posted By swoop
Nope. Just saying that the technology has come to...

Nope. Just saying that the technology has come to a point where there really isn't much more to want from a camera and that to the majority the only feature missing from a camera today is that it's...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 06-27-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 9,312
Posted By swoop
I think he just wants it to be "newer."

I think he just wants it to be "newer."
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-27-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,584
Posted By swoop
I don't think Leica really considered the studio...

I don't think Leica really considered the studio photographer when marketing the M, ever. Its intention from day one was a portable camera to be used in the field. In that environment the PC sync is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-24-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 4,776
Posted By swoop
I've developed an appreciation for cheap digital...

I've developed an appreciation for cheap digital cameras. Just browse eBay or craigslist and you can find a bunch of great top of the line cameras circa 2008 really cheap. They're fun to play with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-24-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,942
Posted By swoop
My work like the past three months has been...

My work like the past three months has been absolutely awful. I can't seem to get a decent shot to save my life.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2013
Replies: 150
Views: 12,442
Posted By swoop
Someone should read the article. I saw it in the...

Someone should read the article. I saw it in the LA Times yesterday morning. So this woman was a tourist in a touristy part of town. The homeless man was one of several in the area who hold up...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 4,545
Posted By swoop
Probably a Canon G10. I purchased a Nikon P7000...

Probably a Canon G10.

I purchased a Nikon P7000 earlier this year and didn't realize that it couldn't be used remotely and one of the big reasons for me buying a high end P&S was to use it as a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By swoop
Very cool site.

Very cool site.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By swoop
I have a blog on my website. I don't really post...

I have a blog on my website. I don't really post much, just shots I like from random things. My initial intention was to post shots I liked that editors didn't. But now it's just a whatever....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By swoop
Just another business selling a dream, like...

Just another business selling a dream, like college.

It's only $30 for the first month and $10 a month after. So it seems like you're buying some kind of membership to something but it doesn't say...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-14-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By swoop
Get some Griptac. It's not the prettiest looking...

Get some Griptac. It's not the prettiest looking but it feels great in the hand.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,273
Posted By swoop
Try screwing a lens in and pulling it out?

Try screwing a lens in and pulling it out?
Forum: Lomography 06-11-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 12,269
Posted By swoop
Hipstamatic and Instagram did them in. It was...

Hipstamatic and Instagram did them in. It was coold and fun and new for awhile, but like all things, the digitization of it made it obsolete. Which is funny because that was the point of the whole...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-10-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,782
Posted By swoop
Um, no. it's a lot easier to photograph happy...

Um, no. it's a lot easier to photograph happy things such as street fairs, parades, political rallies, grand openings, carnivals, sports, etc. But no one considers that photojournalism even though...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-10-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 7,580
Posted By swoop
http://www.rangefinderworkshop.com/wp-content/uplo...

http://www.rangefinderworkshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/bag2.jpg

http://www.rangefinderworkshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/bag1.jpg
Forum: Travel 06-06-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,563
Posted By swoop
And bicycles, and bars.

And bicycles, and bars.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-05-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,827
Posted By swoop
The Canon 5D mk2 sensor in an M7/M9 body.

The Canon 5D mk2 sensor in an M7/M9 body.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-04-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 4,663
Posted By swoop
I shoot with my left eye open. It's not a problem.

I shoot with my left eye open. It's not a problem.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-03-2013
Replies: 2,005
Views: 310,860
Posted By swoop
From a Brooklyn Bridge photo walk I instructed...

From a Brooklyn Bridge photo walk I instructed the other day. All with M9 and 35mm 'cron...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-03-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,838
Posted By swoop
Leica's are hit and miss. Some people instantly...

Leica's are hit and miss. Some people instantly fall for them and others just can't seem to grasp why they exist.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By swoop
The thing that scares me is that if it were I or...

The thing that scares me is that if it were I or any other freelancer and was arrested covering the same story we'd have no legal representation from the paper.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By swoop
I haven't seen that Tumblr but it is interesting.

I haven't seen that Tumblr but it is interesting.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-03-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,522
Posted By swoop
$1000 is a great price on a used M8 in any...

$1000 is a great price on a used M8 in any (working) condition.

The shutter is essentially the same as that in the M9 and the current M-E so yes, support will be around for awhile.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-03-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,447
Posted By swoop
He'd still have to come up with another $4700....

He'd still have to come up with another $4700. Not all Leica users really are Doctors or Lawyers.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-31-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,595
Posted By swoop
Being good at what you do and being popular are...

Being good at what you do and being popular are two different traits that don't often go hand in hand.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-31-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 20,575
Posted By swoop
I've never understood this push by print news...

I've never understood this push by print news organizations for video. It was touted as the next big thing, the savior of newspapers to have video on their websites. It isn't. No one wants to watch....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,998
Posted By swoop
There are only so many. Pentax K1000, Canon F-1,...

There are only so many. Pentax K1000, Canon F-1, Canon FTb, Nikon FM/FM2

Those are some of the cameras I've suggested when I taught Photo 1. You can usually find them with a 50mm f1.8/f1.4 lens for...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-30-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 20,575
Posted By swoop
On the brighter side, the Seattle Times added a...

On the brighter side, the Seattle Times added a new photographer to its staff last week.

So no, photojournalism isn't dead, but in some markets it's a challenge getting those who write checks to see...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-30-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 20,575
Posted By swoop
What the F***.

What the F***.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-28-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 3,893
Posted By swoop
Off the top of my head I'm thinking Chuck...

Off the top of my head I'm thinking Chuck Palahniuk's Stranger than Fiction for a non-fiction novel or Joe Haldeman's Forever War for fiction.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-28-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,022
Posted By swoop
Easy as pie.

Easy as pie.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-28-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 36,234
Posted By swoop
I know it's just a picture but to me it looks...

I know it's just a picture but to me it looks like that lens comes off. Can't really tell if it's hiding a release on the other side.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-28-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,285
Posted By swoop
Whenever I teach a technical workshop I like to...

Whenever I teach a technical workshop I like to mention that photography is simply knowing how to manipulate a camera to make it see the way they do and that's what I want them to walk away with.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,693
Posted By swoop
In my best mafioso voice "They want content, they...

In my best mafioso voice "They want content, they gotta pay. They all pay."

Magazines thrive on content. No content = no readers. Of those 12 articles they recieved in submissions how many of them...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-26-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,649
Posted By swoop
Making broad drastic unquantifiable statements...

Making broad drastic unquantifiable statements are a great way to draw traffic to your website.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-23-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 36,234
Posted By swoop
I imagine it would be an M mount with a 1.5x or...

I imagine it would be an M mount with a 1.5x or 1.3x sensor size. Maybe even m4/3 with the intention of using primes on it.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-22-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By swoop
Here's an overview of non-dedicated flashes that...

Here's an overview of non-dedicated flashes that work with Leica's.

http://www.rangefinderworkshop.com/?p=346
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