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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 843
Posted By seagrove
Had to read all the responses here and found them...

Had to read all the responses here and found them interesting. I have toyed with getting a Leica of some sort but have hesitated due to costs. I think (from these limited responses) I would lean...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,207
Posted By seagrove
When I finally decided on going with an autofocus...

When I finally decided on going with an autofocus camera for newspaper work, I tried an F4S which turned out to be a POS so I ended up with a pair of used F100 bodies (with the MB-15 drives) which,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,914
Posted By seagrove
When I was a working pro (newspapers), I wore a...

When I was a working pro (newspapers), I wore a Domke vest. Went through several over a 10-year period. Still have one around somewhere but no longer have the need. Back in the day, I carried two...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,764
Posted By seagrove
I picked up a black model Fuji X100S a few months...

I picked up a black model Fuji X100S a few months ago and wanted a half case and thumbrest for it. The silver model I purchased on preorder got a Luigi halfcase with handgrip and I bought the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,098
Posted By seagrove
I do like the two lenses that are part of the...

I do like the two lenses that are part of the kit. After spending a decade as a newspaper shooter late in life, I decided on the Fuji X100S with the wide and tele adapters for a carry around 28mm and...
Forum: Yashica RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 128
Views: 24,992
Posted By seagrove
When my dad passed in 1997, I was the only family...

When my dad passed in 1997, I was the only family member that was interested in photography so his Yashica Electro35 GS came to me. The light seals were shot so I went to my repair folks and asked if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
Posted By seagrove
"Phenomenal quality" is a very subjective term....

"Phenomenal quality" is a very subjective term. Just one question - how well do your cellphone images stand up to cropping or printing at 8"x12" or larger. I can often do a severe crop of my X100S...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 947
Posted By seagrove
Well said, Peter!

Well said, Peter!
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 947
Posted By seagrove
I still use PS CS6 and kept an old Windows Vista...

I still use PS CS6 and kept an old Windows Vista machine to work my images. I know I am just an old fart who refuses constant change. But since I am no longer doing photography for work but just for...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 947
Posted By seagrove
I also am still with Photoshop CS6 and I still...

I also am still with Photoshop CS6 and I still use Adobe Pagemill (:eek:) for updates to my website as archaic as it is.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
Posted By seagrove
How did you justify to yourself (because only you...

How did you justify to yourself (because only you really matters in this question) having 15 (:eek:) digital (I assume) cameras at one time? The most I have ever own was two and they would both get a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
Posted By seagrove
Totally agree with this sentiment. I used a pair...

Totally agree with this sentiment. I used a pair of Nikon D2H bodies for newspaper/commercial work for a decade. Even had one image from these 4.1MP beasts cropped by half and blown up to 6 feet x 12...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2019
Replies: 4,557
Views: 1,300,158
Posted By seagrove
Nice to see someone walking around using a REAL...

Nice to see someone walking around using a REAL camera!:p
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3,977
Posted By seagrove
Only got the second body last week so right now...

Only got the second body last week so right now the answer is no. I bought the second body because I was afraid I would eventually damage the lens threads changing between the TCL and WCL. I can't...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3,977
Posted By seagrove
I enjoy my X100S so much I got both the TCL & WCL...

I enjoy my X100S so much I got both the TCL & WCL for it. Then I got worried about crossthreading the lenses that I just bought a second X100S! Now I have the TCL on one body and the WCL on the other...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By seagrove
When I was looking to make the switch from...

When I was looking to make the switch from Olympus to Nikon specifically for the autofocus feature, I tried the F4 and found it was no better than manual focusing. I "upgraded" to a F100 with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2019
Replies: 353
Views: 23,235
Posted By seagrove
I tend to be a one-camera at a time guy so my...

I tend to be a one-camera at a time guy so my list



1. Olympus OM-4T (love the metering system) - had a pair for a decade.
2. Nikon D2H - was my workhorse pair while working as a newspaper...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,753
Posted By seagrove
Truman was president in my birth year! I am now...

Truman was president in my birth year! I am now in the "&upward" category!:eek:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-20-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,145
Posted By seagrove
Back around the end of last century, I had made a...

Back around the end of last century, I had made a "late in life" career change leaving engineering/program management to make my way as a newspaper/documentary shooter. At the time I was using a pair...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-05-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,048
Posted By seagrove
I have never had more than three cameras at any...

I have never had more than three cameras at any one time. When working as a newspaper shooter, I always had two of the same bodies (whether film or digital) usually with a wideangle zoom on one and a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4,599
Posted By seagrove
I would also considered a full frame Oly. Started...

I would also considered a full frame Oly. Started with an OM-10 and moved on to the 2S and 4/4T (Best metering system ever!)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-08-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,146
Posted By seagrove
Enjoyed a visit to your website, Bob. Especially...

Enjoyed a visit to your website, Bob. Especially enjoyed the b&w series that were presented. (As you may have noted from my webiste, I love b&w!)
Really enjoyed the Mississippi Delta images. I lived...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-07-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,146
Posted By seagrove
I did go to each individual image on your webpage...

I did go to each individual image on your webpage mainly because I wanted to see how it was presented and what you were trying to accomplish. I guess one of my concerns is I still do not get a...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-06-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,146
Posted By seagrove
To be honest, Bob, I was left a little flat by...

To be honest, Bob, I was left a little flat by the imagery. I did not feel that you had any opinion about the event, only that you were there to document it. I did not feel a connection that drew me...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-30-2018
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,735
Posted By seagrove
Sorry for second posting!:bang:

Sorry for second posting!:bang:
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-30-2018
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,735
Posted By seagrove
Six years ago I relocated to a small college town...

Six years ago I relocated to a small college town in western Georgia and have been documenting one area, Adamson Square, mainly looking for people/street shots with the background of the old...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,673
Posted By seagrove
I shot film for the first 25 years (Olympus then...

I shot film for the first 25 years (Olympus then Nikon) before switching to digital for newspaper work. Since retiring I have considered returning to just film (been eyeballin' some OM-4 bodies...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-21-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18,384
Posted By seagrove
I committed to a 50mm focal length using my X100s...

I committed to a 50mm focal length using my X100s and a TCL-X100 back in June of 2017. I shot that focal length exclusively (except for occasional forays with a Yashica Electro35 GS & its 45mm fixed...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-16-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By seagrove
Coming from the SLR/DSLR world, I picked up a...

Coming from the SLR/DSLR world, I picked up a Luigi halfcase with a built-in grip as that is what I was used to when I bought an X100S. BUT I have used a Yashica Electro35 GS for 20 years now with...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-16-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By seagrove
Congrats on the exhibit!

Congrats on the exhibit!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-13-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,521
Posted By seagrove
By "simplicity" I assume you mean the ergonomics...

By "simplicity" I assume you mean the ergonomics and not the operational capability of the camera. While I agree that the ergonomics and pocket-capability of the camera is compromised, I have found...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-08-2018
Replies: 467
Views: 36,015
Posted By seagrove
Actually, it is not in her nose. It is a...

Actually, it is not in her nose. It is a continuation of the pattern going over her right shoulder. It just "appears" to be in her nose because of the angle.:)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,309
Posted By seagrove
WOW, that is a hell of a haul! Sorry. Hope you...

WOW, that is a hell of a haul! Sorry. Hope you get some response and catch the culprits!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-27-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,079
Posted By seagrove
Talking Thanks for the info!

Thanks for this info:D! As I look into the possibility of going back to film, my one concern was my Nikon 5000 scanner and getting it repaired. Cleaning I have done but if something fails...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,145
Posted By seagrove
Right now, I have what I NEED. But I would love a...

Right now, I have what I NEED. But I would love a Leica Monochrom and a series of Leica lenses (28mm, 50mm & 90mm)! My now gone Nikon D2H help rid me of G.A.S. when an image from one body was blown...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-18-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By seagrove
I do both film and digital. On the digital side I...

I do both film and digital. On the digital side I have the Fuji X100S with both the WCL and TCL adapters. On the film, I use a Yashica Electro 35 GS that once was my dad's. For scanning, I have...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-09-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,542
Posted By seagrove
I spent time as a working newspaper photographer...

I spent time as a working newspaper photographer and, for a decade, used a pair of Nikon D2H bodies that were fine in both AF speed and fps for the newspaper world. I lusted for a short while for the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-09-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,175
Posted By seagrove
I sold all my Nikon gear on retirement and went...

I sold all my Nikon gear on retirement and went the mirrorless (Fuji) route. I still (at times) miss all that gear but it is the change in images that is really different. I was fortunate late in...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-18-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,706
Posted By seagrove
I started with the X100S and a X-E1 w/35mm f1.4....

I started with the X100S and a X-E1 w/35mm f1.4. Decided that I preferred the X100S and sold the X-E1 & 35mm and picked up the TCL & WCL converter lenses. So right now I have essentially what you...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-03-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,603
Posted By seagrove
I do agree with the instructor that Timmyjoe...

I do agree with the instructor that Timmyjoe mentioned about putting images on the internet. It is a shame that everyone feels justified in taking creative works away. Such is life!

I have only had...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-02-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By seagrove
When I was a working newspaper shooter, I used...

When I was a working newspaper shooter, I used Peachtree Camera & Video (https://www.peachtreecamerarepair.com/) in Marietta, GA. Professional work and quick service. Haven't had the need since...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-26-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 3,462
Posted By seagrove
I converted my R2400 quite a few years ago with a...

I converted my R2400 quite a few years ago with a CIS neutral K7 inks from Jon Cone. I got interested in the inks over a decade ago when I saw some prints from an Epson 3000 next to some darkroom...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-20-2018
Replies: 5,248
Views: 786,574
Posted By seagrove
This is one of the reasons I loved my OM-4 series...

This is one of the reasons I loved my OM-4 series bodies. I used to carry a gray card and do a highlight and shadow reading before starting shooting. As long as the light remained constant I was ok....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-20-2018
Replies: 5,248
Views: 786,574
Posted By seagrove
I do the same thing with my X100S, Vince. It just...

I do the same thing with my X100S, Vince. It just suits me and my style of shooting.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-13-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,521
Posted By seagrove
After retiring from paid work, I sold all my...

After retiring from paid work, I sold all my Nikon gear that I used for newspaper work as I did not want to carry the weight. I started Fuji with the X100S and a X-E1 with the Fuji 1,4/35mm and a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 2,914
Posted By seagrove
When I was a working newspaper shooter, I always...

When I was a working newspaper shooter, I always wore a Domke photo vest. It is what worked for me. Plenty of pockets, a pocket velcro holder for my press creds.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-04-2018
Replies: 314
Views: 86,057
Posted By seagrove
When I began my foray into digital printing, I...

When I began my foray into digital printing, I built a computer and installed a half-height Nikon Coolscan II. That lasted for a while until the digital printing industry started to mature. I then...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-04-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,067
Posted By seagrove
I agree with ya, Ted. I just keep hoping my Super...

I agree with ya, Ted. I just keep hoping my Super Coolscan 5000 keeps running.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-04-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 16,186
Posted By seagrove
I have never been a collector of cameras...

I have never been a collector of cameras preferring to use whatever I had. The most I have had at anytime is 4 - a pair of Olympus OM-4, a Yashica Electro35 GS, and a Yashica 124G. Loved my OM-4...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-31-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By seagrove
When I was a newspaper shooter, I used a pair of...

When I was a newspaper shooter, I used a pair of D2H bodies. With only 11 focus points, it was easy to quickly change the focus point. I shoot only raw so I don't worry with any of the other settings...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-14-2018
Replies: 156
Views: 27,197
Posted By seagrove
Today's flavors are a Yashica Electro35 GS for...

Today's flavors are a Yashica Electro35 GS for film and Fuji X100s (with both TCL & WCL) for digital. Back as a working newspaper guy, I mainly used one of my D2H bodies with either a 10-24mm or...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-09-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,069
Posted By seagrove
TOTALLY AGREE!

TOTALLY AGREE!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-09-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,069
Posted By seagrove
What angers me about what Resnick stated was that...

What angers me about what Resnick stated was that the image was just used as a "placeholder". If that was the case, you would want to remind yourself that it was a purloined (love that word!) image...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-08-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,074
Posted By seagrove
I agree with others. This is a cool concept. And...

I agree with others. This is a cool concept. And the cost is so reasonable for a POD product! I have used blurb to make some photo books for my family in the past but the cost is more than most...
Forum: RFF News 03-15-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 6,889
Posted By seagrove
Actually, the response was not to you but to...

Actually, the response was not to you but to retinax who asked a question. As someone with some experience in photojournalism, albeit on a small scale, I do believe I have a right to my opinion. If...
Forum: RFF News 03-14-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 6,889
Posted By seagrove
In answer to your question, I think yes there...

In answer to your question, I think yes there should be images showing the other side. As a former small town newspaper photog, I usually shot BOTH sides of a confrontation/protest to try and give a...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-13-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 4,538
Posted By seagrove
My Nikon D2H (also APS-C sensor) weighed in at...

My Nikon D2H (also APS-C sensor) weighed in at over 38 oz w/o a battery. The H1 comes in at around 22oz. Even with the vertical battery grip, I doubt it weighs what my Nikons did.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-13-2018
Replies: 823
Views: 82,883
Posted By seagrove
Not sure if "alienated" would be the right word...

Not sure if "alienated" would be the right word for me. I have shot Olympus, Nikon, and now Fuji over my time in photography including a decade as a news photog. Leica has always been out of my price...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-25-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,863
Posted By seagrove
Thanks for the link! Amazing imagery! So close...

Thanks for the link! Amazing imagery! So close and personal!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-19-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 11,920
Posted By seagrove
Since I have never owned a Leica, I would...

Since I have never owned a Leica, I would probably pick up an M6 w/either a 35 cron or 50 cron & a few bricks of Tri-X just to see what all the hubbub is about.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-27-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,449
Posted By seagrove
Back when I was a working photographer, my...

Back when I was a working photographer, my personal work was mainly shot o the street (former newspaper shooter) using a Nikon D2H with the Nikkor 18-200mm superzoom. At the time, it gave me the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-30-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 5,945
Posted By seagrove
After reading some of the links and the posts in...

After reading some of the links and the posts in this thread, it makes me glad that my photography idols were of the photojournalism variety. When I was just starting out as a fulltime photographer...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 10-29-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,886
Posted By seagrove
I opted to create my own fixed lens model this...

I opted to create my own fixed lens model this way - an X100S with the TCL-X100 attached. After decades of shooting zooms (and the occasional primes), I wanted to follow the footsteps of HCB so I...
Forum: RFF News 10-11-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,156
Posted By seagrove
They could put red dots all over it and it would...

They could put red dots all over it and it would not promote any interest from me. But I am still considering going back to film in my retirement and picking up an M3 and 50mm Summicron!:eek:
Forum: RFF News 10-10-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,156
Posted By seagrove
To be honest, I am very disappointed and have...

To be honest, I am very disappointed and have absolutely no use for something like this. I rather drop some Tri-X into my Electro35 GS and get my film thrills. I was hoping for something a little...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-23-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By seagrove
Not surprising as this is what Blackstone does -...

Not surprising as this is what Blackstone does - buy low & sell high. I worked for a corporation called ARINC that got bought by Blackstone and sold shortly after I left the company. Again, it was a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,577
Posted By seagrove
I used a pair of D2H bodies for a decade as a...

I used a pair of D2H bodies for a decade as a newspaper shooter and loved them! The 11-point sensor points I thought (and still do) were perfectly placed for my style of shooting. And the autofocus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2017
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,764
Posted By seagrove
The two conversion lenses for the Fuji X100S....

The two conversion lenses for the Fuji X100S. Turning my X100S into a "poor man's Monochrome & Summicron" with the X100S & TCL!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,597
Posted By seagrove
Totally agree with this. I have gotten rid of all...

Totally agree with this. I have gotten rid of all of my former working gear in retirement and am trying to shoot my Fuji X100S/TCL-X100 combo like my Yashica Electro35 GS - no chimping. What is fun...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-17-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 23,574
Posted By seagrove
Isn't the better question "what focal lengths do...

Isn't the better question "what focal lengths do I not have that I NEED"? After spending a last career for a decade as a newspaper photographer for a small weekly, I decided to get rid of all my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-11-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By seagrove
When I finally got a camera with interchangeable...

When I finally got a camera with interchangeable focusing screens (Olympus OM-4), I installed a screen that had the split at a diagonal which really worked for me. I still miss the old OM-4 cameras...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,073
Posted By seagrove
One thing I learned early on in shooting was the...

One thing I learned early on in shooting was the position of my elbows. I started out with SLRs and quickly learned that keeping my elbows tight to my body made a tremendous difference in sharpness...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 34,810
Posted By seagrove
When I made the switch from Olympus to Nikon for...

When I made the switch from Olympus to Nikon for autofocus, I first tried an F4 which turned out to be a big disappointment. Then I read that the F100 used the same autofocus module as the F5. Dumped...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-31-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,445
Posted By seagrove
Maybe not "fine art" as you said but you did a...

Maybe not "fine art" as you said but you did a great job captioning each image to give a great story! Loved it!! I am jealous of your skill at developing a very nice "photo story".
Forum: RFF Polls 08-27-2017
Replies: 140
Views: 12,328
Posted By seagrove
I have only owned seven starting with a Nikon D1....

I have only owned seven starting with a Nikon D1. Eventually I bought a D2H that I kept for a decade while a working news photographer. When the newspaper started laying off, I went back to another...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By seagrove
I also enjoyed your post. Every time I think...

I also enjoyed your post. Every time I think about changing cameras I think back to articles like this. I have thought about going back exclusively to film but, like you noted, the ease of digital is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-06-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 25,145
Posted By seagrove
For me, it was the Nikon F4S when I was trying to...

For me, it was the Nikon F4S when I was trying to jump to autofocus and a Yashica 124G. The AF on the F4S I found to be severely lacking and ended up with two F100 bodies with MB-15 drives. The...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-28-2017
Replies: 46
Poll: On The Walls
Views: 3,034
Posted By seagrove
Before moving into my current abode, I had images...

Before moving into my current abode, I had images of my own hanging in several areas around the house. Photos of a jazz festival that I covered for 14 years &prints of my family were intermixed with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 3,420
Posted By seagrove
I was using a pair of Olympus OM-4T bodies while...

I was using a pair of Olympus OM-4T bodies while working as a contract news photographer for a small Florida weekly. The following year I sold my Oly gear (still miss the metering system of the OM-4...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 05-07-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 35,074
Posted By seagrove
Was watching "Walter Mitty" with Ben Stiller a...

Was watching "Walter Mitty" with Ben Stiller a couple of days ago. A one point, Sean Penn, playing a photojournalist for LIFE magazine, is seen shooting snow leopards in the Himalayas with a Nikon...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 04-05-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2,529
Posted By seagrove
While I did not know Tom (my loss!), I followed...

While I did not know Tom (my loss!), I followed his ramblings on RFF as a chance to learn not only about photography but life! He will be miss. Please pass on my condolences to his family!!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-02-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,875
Posted By seagrove
I am in agreement with Dogman on this. As a way...

I am in agreement with Dogman on this. As a way of "seeing" the image in b&w, the EVF shows in monochrome. I prefer to check the RAW files in Silver Efex Pro with various filters to see which works...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-31-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 5,534
Posted By seagrove
I have done the same thing with my X100S and...

I have done the same thing with my X100S and X-E1, Tony, but still shoot only in RAW. I only print and display mono images so the VF gives me an idea of what is possible. I would love to at least try...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4,140
Posted By seagrove
When I first got into photography (1978 when I...

When I first got into photography (1978 when I was 30 years old!), I carried a small notebook which had columns for subject, lens, f-stop shutter speed, any filter, which direction I was pointing,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,636
Posted By seagrove
For years I kept adding to my gear with the hopes...

For years I kept adding to my gear with the hopes of one day being able to work as a news shooter. When I finally did get a job with a small weekly (I was 51!), I spent 10 years with them before the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-17-2016
Replies: 5,248
Views: 786,574
Posted By seagrove
I also saw this on the Leica blog the other day!...

I also saw this on the Leica blog the other day! Nice work! Did not realize the photographer was "airfrogusmc" whom I have admired on Rangefinder.com!!:D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-16-2016
Replies: 823
Views: 82,883
Posted By seagrove
Would I like a Leica? Maybe yes, maybe no. Today...

Would I like a Leica? Maybe yes, maybe no. Today I probably would IF I could afford it. But, for the work I used to do (newspapers), the SLR/DSLR system was the best option. Today, I use a couple of...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-11-2016
Replies: 823
Views: 82,883
Posted By seagrove
I cannot say I am "alienated" by Leica it is just...

I cannot say I am "alienated" by Leica it is just out of my price range. I have to make do with what I can afford. I drive a Hyundai Sonata instead of a Rolls Royce for the same reason - it is what...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By seagrove
I had two OM-2S bodies that I used for about a...

I had two OM-2S bodies that I used for about a decade (back in the 1980s and 90s) before upgrading to OM-4T's. Seems like I remember the first shutter curtain had a number of black spots on it for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-14-2016
Replies: 1,555
Views: 275,462
Posted By seagrove
Short sightedness...

I bought a brand new Duster 340 in 1972 that was "factory" rated at 275 hp but dyno'ed at 325 hp at the rear wheels. Kept that car until I sold it in 1987 :bang: like a dummy. Still miss that car.....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,267
Posted By seagrove
When I was shooting professionally, I always...

When I was shooting professionally, I always carried two cameras - one had a wide angle zoom and the other a telephoto zoom. Now retired, I STILL carry two cameras. After selling all my Nikon gear, I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-25-2016
Replies: 82
Views: 4,348
Posted By seagrove
I also use stainless steel reels. I am still...

I also use stainless steel reels. I am still using the same 4 that I bought back in the late 1970's! :D And I just wash them clean and wipe them dry at the end of a developing session.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1,678
Posted By seagrove
For me, it would be the OM-4 series. I had a pair...

For me, it would be the OM-4 series. I had a pair of OM-4's (one OM-4 and one OM-4T) that I traded a pair of OM-2S bodies and some cash to get around 1990 (or maybe a little earlier). When I decided...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-16-2016
Replies: 114
Views: 20,684
Posted By seagrove
I am very comfortable with the Nikon Scan s/w...

I am very comfortable with the Nikon Scan s/w that I use with a Super Coolscan 5000 ED.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-04-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 15,453
Posted By seagrove
I agree with you, Keith. I sold a pair of Nikon...

I agree with you, Keith. I sold a pair of Nikon D2H bodies when I retired from working professionally for a pair of Fuji X-System cameras for lighter weight. But I still miss those old 4.1MP cameras....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-27-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,431
Posted By seagrove
I have always converted everything I do with Fuji...

I have always converted everything I do with Fuji to monochrome just because it is the medium I first fell in love with. I still use Photoshop CS6 as my weapon of choice and have never really seen...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-30-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 5,767
Posted By seagrove
OR HILLARY!

OR HILLARY!
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-30-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,203
Posted By seagrove
Some of the basics is the XPro2 straight from the...

Some of the basics is the XPro2 straight from the Fuji site:

New X-Trans™* CMOS III sensor & X Processor Pro
New Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder (including the diopter adjustment-my addition)
...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,322
Posted By seagrove
You did a great job of exposing and processing...

You did a great job of exposing and processing here!!:eek:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,322
Posted By seagrove
Back in my film days, I used to push Tri-X two...

Back in my film days, I used to push Tri-X two stops to gain added shutter speed for sports. On my first trip to England I exclusively shot Tri-X both indoors and outdoors to gain the speed mostly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,673
Posted By seagrove
Truer words were never spoken, David!!

Truer words were never spoken, David!!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-07-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 11,690
Posted By seagrove
While I would love to have a Leica body/lens...

While I would love to have a Leica body/lens combo, they are just out of my price point.
And a bucket list? Not really. Just to live day to day for as long as I have left with the same woman I have...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-06-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 11,690
Posted By seagrove
Good words, Mike. I am retired, sold all my...

Good words, Mike. I am retired, sold all my working gear (Nikon) and have shifted to mirrorless. Leica would be nice as an inspiration but I went with Fuji X-System. I am considering going to just a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-04-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 11,690
Posted By seagrove
When I was forced into retirement back in 2012, I...

When I was forced into retirement back in 2012, I started looking into selling all my Nikon work stuff as I no longer wanted to carry the weight. I started thinking about some the photographers that...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-01-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,962
Posted By seagrove
Really love the mailbox shot. It is a nice closer...

Really love the mailbox shot. It is a nice closer to the entire series!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-29-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 8,568
Posted By seagrove
Sadly, when I retired from working for pay, I...

Sadly, when I retired from working for pay, I sold my pair of Nikon D2H bodies in 2013 for something lighter. I bought my first D2H in 2003 in the first round (yes, I went through the dreaded...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-25-2016
Replies: 119
Views: 13,789
Posted By seagrove
And what is wrong with what you've got?!...

And what is wrong with what you've got?! :rolleyes:
Forum: RFF News 04-14-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 8,433
Posted By seagrove
His retired photographer friend would probably...

His retired photographer friend would probably say, "No, it was the Human thing to do.":angel:
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By seagrove
I moved into my current home in October 2012 and...

I moved into my current home in October 2012 and have not yet hung anything. Before I had a combination of half my work and half others. I am waiting till I can get the interior of my current home...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,533
Posted By seagrove
When I was working for a small newspaper, I went...

When I was working for a small newspaper, I went from a pair of Olympus OM-4T bodies to a pair of Nikon F100 bodies with MB-15 drives and ended with a pair of Nikon D2H bodies till I quit working...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-29-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 4,437
Posted By seagrove
Glad to see someone who does not have GAS! IMO,...

Glad to see someone who does not have GAS! IMO, it is better to get to really KNOW what your equipment will do before even considering something new. When I was a working shooter for a small weekly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,286
Posted By seagrove
I've had people mistaken my Yashica Electro35 GS...

I've had people mistaken my Yashica Electro35 GS for a Leica and had people ask if my X100S is a film camera.
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-27-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,256
Posted By seagrove
Don't need it and don't want it. These days my...

Don't need it and don't want it. These days my needs are much less than when I was working for a newspaper. More than happy with what the X-E1 provides me. I know, no GAS here.....
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-27-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 4,841
Posted By seagrove
I have had my X-E1 since mid-2014 along with a...

I have had my X-E1 since mid-2014 along with a Fuji 1,4/35mm. To that I also use an old Nikkor 1,8/85mm for shooting my granddaughters' volleyball games as well as some local documentary photography...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,525
Posted By seagrove
Started with Olympus in 1978; shifted to Nikon...

Started with Olympus in 1978; shifted to Nikon for autofocus in 2000 when I went fulltime as a news photog; stayed with Nikon when I went digital in 2002; and shifted to Fuji X-System when I retired....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,126
Posted By seagrove
When I was making the change from Olympus for...

When I was making the change from Olympus for news work, I leaned toward Nikon over Canon. At first I tried a Nikon F4s but found the weight (too heavy) and the AF capability lacking. Then I happened...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-04-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 20,689
Posted By seagrove
I am currently trying to print as many of my...

I am currently trying to print as many of my images as I can that I feel show my photographic style. While I don't have them hanging in my home [yet], I do plan on having several different topics...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-10-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 7,262
Posted By seagrove
It probably wasn't called street photography as...

It probably wasn't called street photography as is today's vernacular. It was documentary photography which is the term I still use.

On the question of project vs whatever, I sometimes like to have...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-12-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 30,779
Posted By seagrove
I said "never" but only because I no longer have...

I said "never" but only because I no longer have a need. There were times when I was working that I used a tripod (very seldom) or a monopod (used with a 2,8/300mm on occasion). I do zero macro...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-08-2015
Replies: 190
Views: 21,597
Posted By seagrove
Bought a mint Yashica 124G back about 12 years...

Bought a mint Yashica 124G back about 12 years ago to give MF a try. Never could get a handle on the square format. Kept trying to figure out how to turn the camera to do a vertical :bang:...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-16-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,006
Posted By seagrove
I have thought on many occasions it would be nice...

I have thought on many occasions it would be nice to try the M system gear just to see if it makes a difference to me. Initially I used Olympus gear to learn on and eventually used Olympus followed...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 07-13-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 10,894
Posted By seagrove
I am in total agreement with you, Timmyjoe. While...

I am in total agreement with you, Timmyjoe. While I do not and have not owned Leicas in the past I feel the Q is definitely overpriced for the average person. But Leica develops and markets for a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 5,936
Posted By seagrove
Testino's images remind me of another time. I was...

Testino's images remind me of another time. I was shooting a local event for a small weekly newspaper when I ran across a fashion photographer that I assisted with on occasion to help pay the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-13-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 5,302
Posted By seagrove
Since leaving the news profession (a career...

Since leaving the news profession (a career change late in life) and somewhat forced into retirement, I have been working on the same concept. I sold off all my "pro" gear as I was not giving it the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-01-2015
Replies: 369
Views: 68,153
Posted By seagrove
Why not just wait till the M246 hits and catch a...

Why not just wait till the M246 hits and catch a CCD Monochorm used and save a few bucks?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 8,268
Posted By seagrove
Now, if I could last another 50 years!!! I would...

Now, if I could last another 50 years!!! I would be 117 :eek:!!! Oh, well, maybe pass it on to one of my grandkids.....:bang:
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,226
Posted By seagrove
He who ignores the past is doomed to repeat it....

He who ignores the past is doomed to repeat it. :bang:

After reading some of his comments saying that today's Democrats are just rehashed moderate Republicans, I seriously question his thoughts on...
Forum: Travel 04-20-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,070
Posted By seagrove
Just need to be aware of the June-November...

Just need to be aware of the June-November hurricane season and the possibility of a direct hit.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2015
Replies: 768
Views: 327,583
Posted By seagrove
Thanks for the link. That was an enjoyable video...

Thanks for the link. That was an enjoyable video and brought back some memories for me. When I was working as a freelancer for a small Florida weekly I got to take a press flight on a B-17 restored...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-28-2015
Replies: 157
Views: 25,204
Posted By seagrove
Considering the same thing myself since I no...

Considering the same thing myself since I no longer look to work for pay but more for "art's sake"!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-12-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By seagrove
How does everyone print their "postcards"? I have...

How does everyone print their "postcards"? I have an Epson PictureMate that does 4"x6" prints. Is that suitable?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-10-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,673
Posted By seagrove
I definitely agree with your #3, Bill. Was not...

I definitely agree with your #3, Bill. Was not something I could do on my old Nikon D2H bodies but am using this capability on the Fuji X-E1 and X100S since leaving newspaper work and retiring. I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-03-2015
Replies: 385
Views: 64,795
Posted By seagrove
I voted for "too expensive". When I was working...

I voted for "too expensive".

When I was working and making a living with my photography, I spent some sizable dollars but usually bought used (except for my first Nikon D2H) to save cash. Also I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-14-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,381
Posted By seagrove
I did a shoot for a local real estate developer...

I did a shoot for a local real estate developer using a pair of Nikon D2H bodies, 4.1MP, and his advertising agency took one image, cropped it so only the middle was used, and blew it up to...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-14-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,154
Posted By seagrove
When I wanted to do a few books for my legacy to...

When I wanted to do a few books for my legacy to my kids (still working on a couple of more using blurb.com), I had the same dilemma. I have ended up with my efforts showing up as 100 pages or...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-30-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,556
Posted By seagrove
Glad to see a number of folks are taking to...

Glad to see a number of folks are taking to printing their family photos. I have started in the last year to print not only the family snaps but images that I think define my photographic life such...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-20-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,545
Posted By seagrove
I only print up to 12"x18" out of my R2400 but...

I only print up to 12"x18" out of my R2400 but have done that with images out of a 4.1MP Nikon D2H. I find I can crop the X-Trans images (16MP) easily and get images that work for me.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-11-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 35,407
Posted By seagrove
One of my most favorite lenses when I was working...

One of my most favorite lenses when I was working for a newspaper was a Tokina 12-24mm DX zoom on my Nikon D2H bodies. These pics make me want to get something that wide again in a prime! Thanks for...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-21-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 7,088
Posted By seagrove
I have taken to doing some books on blurb.com and...

I have taken to doing some books on blurb.com and giving them as gifts to my kids. I would imagine that most, if not all, originals (both film & digital) will eventually find their way into a garbage...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-21-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 10,955
Posted By seagrove
You are absolutely right! But I do love what I am...

You are absolutely right! But I do love what I am able (with my minimal skills) to produce using Jon Cone's Piezography inks in my Epson R2400. Rather than refilling cartridges I have a CIS system...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-21-2014
Replies: 385
Views: 64,795
Posted By seagrove
Same was true in film days. All I can do is keep...

Same was true in film days. All I can do is keep trying.....:bang:

As far as the question posed here, I would love to have given a Leica a go during my pro days but the cost and limited usability...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,858
Posted By seagrove
The only time I see something like EVF pixelation...

The only time I see something like EVF pixelation is when I zoom in to verify focus using the command dial. Could you be stuck in that mode?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-23-2014
Replies: 198
Views: 28,496
Posted By seagrove
Love the light in this shot!!

Love the light in this shot!!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-21-2014
Replies: 5,248
Views: 786,574
Posted By seagrove
Vince, your lasagna shots made me hungry. My wife...

Vince, your lasagna shots made me hungry. My wife doesn't boil the lasagna noodles. Just puts it all together with the noodles raw and they cook and absorb the juices for all the rest of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2014
Replies: 7,403
Views: 3,770,285
Posted By seagrove
After shooting digital almost exclusively for...

After shooting digital almost exclusively for work since 2003, I am now finding digital files are starting to leave me wanting something. Then I look at some of my old film shots and realize that I,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-15-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 13,175
Posted By seagrove
I have to chime in on this one. I have an amazing...

I have to chime in on this one. I have an amazing granddaughter that has done some very interesting paintings and sketches for some competitions she has entered. But, as has been noted earlier,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 4,908
Posted By seagrove
I guess cameras are like wands in the Harry...

I guess cameras are like wands in the Harry Potter series. The wand (camera) picks the wizard (photographer).
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-09-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,331
Posted By seagrove
I like what Roger, konicaman, Vics & Dirk have...

I like what Roger, konicaman, Vics & Dirk have said. I bought a pair of Nikon D2H bodies for work (newspaper) when they first hit the streets. Fell in love with the cameras (although I hated giving...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-09-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 4,908
Posted By seagrove
I have never owned a Leica but handled one when...

I have never owned a Leica but handled one when working as a photo assistant for Michael Belk who at the time, was working as a fashion photographer. Now that I no longer need the capabilities of an...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-08-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,860
Posted By seagrove
I've had my X100S for about 18 months. It was the...

I've had my X100S for about 18 months. It was the first new (or used) camera I had bought since 2003 or 2004 (Nikon D2H bodies for news work). Still getting comfortable with the fixed lens Fuji...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-07-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 62,740
Posted By seagrove
Thumbs down It is comments like this with no substance that...

It is comments like this with no substance that have driven me off other forums. After looking at your website, Mikhail, you have a ways to go as well. While I made a living as a photographer for a...
Forum: Yashica RF 11-06-2014
Replies: 845
Views: 207,773
Posted By seagrove
Love the look of your images. Just something...

Love the look of your images. Just something about them that strikes me right.
Forum: Yashica RF 11-06-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By seagrove
Don't know either of these businesses. I used...

Don't know either of these businesses. I used Peachtree Camera & Video (Atlanta, GA) for my GS way back in 1998. Used Mark Hama for a GT later. Would recommend either.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 7,349
Posted By seagrove
Gearwise, there is many things I would like to...

Gearwise, there is many things I would like to try. But, like others have said, time & energy to shoot would be the top of the list. I keep considering a return to shooting film only but costs, time,...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 10-07-2014
Replies: 170
Views: 17,074
Posted By seagrove
I am sorry I have not seen this before. Sounds...

I am sorry I have not seen this before. Sounds like a great way to "see" the world and gain some interesting contacts. Any plans for another any time soon?
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-06-2014
Replies: 2,401
Views: 347,292
Posted By seagrove
Found a 1995 copy of "Photo Op" by David Hume...

Found a 1995 copy of "Photo Op" by David Hume Kennerly and a 1972 copy of "Edouard Boubat" by Bernard George at a used bookstore on Saturday. Turns out he, like myself, is a member of the Class of...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-20-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 7,949
Posted By seagrove
Seems like a ridiculous poll to me. We are all...

Seems like a ridiculous poll to me. We are all just photographers whether we make a living at it or not. B. D. Colen did a piece about "pro" vs "consumer" cameras. If you make a living with your $480...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-19-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
Posted By seagrove
Lauffray definitely nailed it!!!!

Lauffray definitely nailed it!!!!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-16-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 9,668
Posted By seagrove
But the calm did not last.

But the calm did not last.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-16-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 9,668
Posted By seagrove
During my time working as a newspaper photog...

During my time working as a newspaper photog (from 1998 to 2008), I had only one run-in with a deputy sheriff. I was shooting a two-vehicle accident scene when a newly recruited deputy came up to...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-14-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,849
Posted By seagrove
I used bags only to move from location to...

I used bags only to move from location to location or when I am traveling. When I was working as a news photographer, I wore a photo vest. That is what worked for me. Pockets for extra lenses, flash...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-13-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 11,475
Posted By seagrove
Returning to roots

I came to photography while working a "normal" job after getting out of the military. I spent 20 years trying to learn what I wanted from my photography enjoying the occasional portrait, wedding and...
Forum: Yashica RF 08-09-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,387
Posted By seagrove
I could never throw away the GS I have for...

I could never throw away the GS I have for sentimental reasons. My dad bought it in England back in the early 1970's. Still have the receipt somewhere in my files....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,410
Posted By seagrove
I have been a documentary/pj type of shooter most...

I have been a documentary/pj type of shooter most of my life. The other thing I see in my images most of the time (probably to a fault) is the use of the rule of thirds. I just love unbalanced images...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-03-2014
Replies: 3,732
Views: 708,134
Posted By seagrove
Nice images!

Was rummaging through the Oly thread and saw some of your images with an OM-1n and 1,4/50mm. Nice looking images. Making me consider film again. Heading out to shoot a Yashica Electro35 GS that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 11,348
Posted By seagrove
That is the point I have reached as well, Brian....

That is the point I have reached as well, Brian. No longer working as a newspaper photog and have dropped back to a pair of Fuji X-System (X100S & X-E1) with the Fuji XF 35mm and a Nikkor 85mm. Right...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,782
Posted By seagrove
The OM-10 was my first SLR (wife let me buy it...

The OM-10 was my first SLR (wife let me buy it for my 30th birthday) with the Zuiko 1,8/50mm. This was the camera that sent me down the path that eventually led to me spending a decade as a newspaper...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-20-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,469
Posted By seagrove
Back in October 2003, I was freelancing for a...

Back in October 2003, I was freelancing for a small weekly when the EAA came to town with a restored B-17. I was fortunate to not only take a ride on the aircraft (press credentials have their...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-20-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 7,915
Posted By seagrove
BUMMER, RAID!! The only time I had a piece of...

BUMMER, RAID!! The only time I had a piece of gear fail was when I was shooting DSLR gear working as a freelance newspaper shooter. BUT I had a pair of Nikon D2H bodies so one went to repair and I...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-08-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 8,316
Posted By seagrove
Like all things creative, beauty is in the eye of...

Like all things creative, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For me, I love the entire series, Simon. I like how you "see" things. And, like Sejanus, the questions provoke a longer look at the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,816
Posted By seagrove
Had not heard of this auction house. Loved...

Had not heard of this auction house. Loved looking at all the brassed Leicas! One can only imagine what these cameras have photographed!!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-21-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,125
Posted By seagrove
How much of the difference is due to the sensor...

How much of the difference is due to the sensor as much as the lens difference? I have read a fair amount from X100 users saying that the 12MP sensor it uses is different from the XPro and X-E series...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-03-2014
Replies: 5,248
Views: 786,574
Posted By seagrove
I am still using an old Epson R2400 with Jon...

I am still using an old Epson R2400 with Jon Cone's Piezography Neutral pigment inks with a CIS on Epson's Ultra Premium Presentation Paper that is a matte paper which is my preferred look. Along...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-03-2014
Replies: 5,248
Views: 786,574
Posted By seagrove
Thanks for the info, Vince. I had read recently...

Thanks for the info, Vince. I had read recently about the Monochrom files being fairly flat but there wasn't enough detail to really know what the reviewer was saying. Your words bring some...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-03-2014
Replies: 5,248
Views: 786,574
Posted By seagrove
Totally agree! The tonal range of the MM seems...

Totally agree! The tonal range of the MM seems extraordinary!

To all MMonochrom users: how much post work does one usually do? Just wondering.......:bang:
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 315,830
Posted By seagrove
I bounce back and forth between my X100S and X-E1...

I bounce back and forth between my X100S and X-E1 w/35mm/1,4.
Forum: Yashica RF 02-18-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By seagrove
Coool!

Those are so cool! I think my dad would have loved those cards to place alongside his Yashica!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-15-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 12,285
Posted By seagrove
Sounds a lot like what Yashica did with the...

Sounds a lot like what Yashica did with the Electro35 series cameras with a wide & tele converter. Both are fairly large so that goes along with the Fuji converters. I have not used the converters...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-15-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,224
Posted By seagrove
I truly miss my Oly OM-4T bodies. I still believe...

I truly miss my Oly OM-4T bodies. I still believe that metering system (take up to 9 spot readings and average them into one. Great for Zone System shooting!) is one of the best ever made!!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-09-2014
Replies: 5,248
Views: 786,574
Posted By seagrove
Perfect timing, Michael! Reminds me of HCB's...

Perfect timing, Michael! Reminds me of HCB's image of the guy jumping a puddle!!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-21-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,140
Posted By seagrove
Tidbits from the Master!

Tidbits from the Master!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-31-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 11,121
Posted By seagrove
You are probably right, Doug. My mistake! :bang:

You are probably right, Doug. My mistake! :bang:
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-28-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,967
Posted By seagrove
I am still getting used to the application of...

I am still getting used to the application of focus peaking in the X-E1. IMO, it is not as effective as my X100S. I do find, as others have mentioned, that using the magnification option for focusing...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-28-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 11,121
Posted By seagrove
Sounds kinda arrogant. I have used APS-C since my...

Sounds kinda arrogant. I have used APS-C since my first Nikon D1. I used Nikon D2H bodies as a newspaper photojournalist for a decade - even after the D3 hit the streets. To say FF is for "real...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,784
Posted By seagrove
Agreed!

I have shot with one model of camera at a time until recently. As I entered retirement, I no longer had any need for my pair of Nikon D2H bodies that I had owned for a decade while shooting for a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-12-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,222
Posted By seagrove
Saw this originally on the Leica blog thread....

Saw this originally on the Leica blog thread. Good interview, Damaso!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 7,750
Posted By seagrove
I just recently sold all my DSLR gear because I...

I just recently sold all my DSLR gear because I just did not have a need for it any longer. Purchasing my first D2H in 2003, it did everything I needed as a newspaper photographer. Fast AF, fantastic...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-03-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 13,313
Posted By seagrove
I went for the Luigi "Basic Plus" for my X100S. A...

I went for the Luigi "Basic Plus" for my X100S. A little expensive but I love the built-in grip after so many years of SLRs with motordrives and DSLRs like my Nikon D2H bodies. I also have a Yashica...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-21-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,730
Posted By seagrove
GAS is a syndrome I don't have...

In 2003 I bought a new Nikon D2H and a D100 to replace a D1 and D1H. Did not buy any new lenses as everything converted over. When I dropped my Tokina 28-70mm f2.8 in 2005, I bought a Tokina 12-24mm...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,177
Posted By seagrove
For me, I want to learn one system and stick with...

For me, I want to learn one system and stick with it. I shot Olympus SLRs for 22 years and shifted to Nikons in 2000 when I needed autofocus for newspaper work. I still own a pair of D2H bodies that...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-21-2013
Replies: 387
Views: 80,784
Posted By seagrove
The OM-10 w/manual adapter and 1.8/50mm was my...

The OM-10 w/manual adapter and 1.8/50mm was my first SLR and I loved it! Also ended with the 2.8/24mm which was another great lens. Made the progression through Oly gear up to the OM-4T and its...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-21-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 10,226
Posted By seagrove
Appreciate your review, Nelson, but for me it is...

Appreciate your review, Nelson, but for me it is just as much about price point when I purchase new gear. I just recently bought my first new camera in a decade. I was still using and publishing with...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-21-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 10,226
Posted By seagrove
The X-Vario has the X-Trans sensor? Doubtful IMO.

The X-Vario has the X-Trans sensor? Doubtful IMO.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2013
Replies: 137
Views: 37,235
Posted By seagrove
I have bought cameras & lenses through KEH on a...

I have bought cameras & lenses through KEH on a number of occasions and always have found their ratings are very meticulous. To reach an excellent plus (or even excellent in some cases) at KEH, the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 8,436
Posted By seagrove
I never really lusted after Leica M cameras and...

I never really lusted after Leica M cameras and shot with SLR/DSLR cameras for 35+ years as a documentary/newspaper shooter. Not too long ago I started doing some film shooting again with a Yashica...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 8,436
Posted By seagrove
Excellent suggestion, Jukka! I plan on doing this...

Excellent suggestion, Jukka! I plan on doing this with a Fuji X-Pro1 and a piece or two of Leica glass to see it it will work for my "Final Years" (great and inspiring website btw!).
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-07-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,752
Posted By seagrove
Totally agree w/you on "better photographs". That...

Totally agree w/you on "better photographs". That is the best dream ever but so subjective....

Having left the newspaper business five years ago (just before being laid off due to the recession), I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-07-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,490
Posted By seagrove
Totally agree! WOWall I can say. "Humbling" is an...

Totally agree! WOWall I can say. "Humbling" is an apt word!! :eek:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-02-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,957
Posted By seagrove
Lately, as I have entered retirement, I have been...

Lately, as I have entered retirement, I have been less and less enthralled with the images I am getting. For over 35 years, I used SLRs/DSLRs for both work and pleasure. I was fortunate late in life...
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