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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,444
Posted By ruby.monkey
A few items: - Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 and matching...

A few items:
- Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 and matching JJC rectangular hood.
- Sony A7Sii for low-light shooting (fine match for manual-focus lenses, and its high-ISO performance is frankly ludicrous).
-...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,518
Posted By ruby.monkey
One of the nice side-effects of the current panic...

One of the nice side-effects of the current panic buying is that I'm back to shopping at, and chatting with, the greengrocers running their stalls on Orpington High Street.

My wife and I are both...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 7,787
Posted By ruby.monkey
(M-E Typ 220) Standard. Soft kept giving me...

(M-E Typ 220) Standard. Soft kept giving me double releases, and Discreet is useless to me because I'm not a voyeur. :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By ruby.monkey
Sell the Hasselblad. Worry about the rest after.

Sell the Hasselblad. Worry about the rest after.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By ruby.monkey
Tiny, light, fast-focussing, pretty much...

Tiny, light, fast-focussing, pretty much distortion-free, and as sharp as you like. The focussing action is smooth and well damped, and the aperture clicks positive. To my mind the only real downside...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 237
Views: 29,708
Posted By ruby.monkey
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XP2A5346 (https://flic.kr/p/2iwz8vs) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-23-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,119
Posted By ruby.monkey
An M-E usually sits around the £1800-£1900 mark....

An M-E usually sits around the £1800-£1900 mark. It's an M9 with a few unnecessary bits omitted.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-22-2020
Replies: 94
Views: 3,495
Posted By ruby.monkey
I've found such integral hoods to be close to...

I've found such integral hoods to be close to useless unless they have a way to be locked out when extended.
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-22-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,119
Posted By ruby.monkey
Given your tastes in focal lengths and your...

Given your tastes in focal lengths and your preference for an RF-style body, you could do far worse than an X100(T or F, depending on budget) with the matching conversion lenses. You get a body...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-21-2020
Replies: 94
Views: 3,495
Posted By ruby.monkey
All my lenses have an unholy attraction for...

All my lenses have an unholy attraction for concrete posts and sharp corners. Lens hoods make an excellent bumper.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2020
Replies: 94
Views: 3,495
Posted By ruby.monkey
I have their X100 Squarehood II, which works the...

I have their X100 Squarehood II, which works the same way as this one. The hood itself is beautifully made and shades the lens well (and is almost out of the way of the built-in flash). Mounting is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2020
Replies: 237
Views: 29,708
Posted By ruby.monkey
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A7_01554 (https://flic.kr/p/2itYuhd) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,230
Posted By ruby.monkey
Probably no hard stops at the ends of the focus...

Probably no hard stops at the ends of the focus ring's travel. Tabs aren't so much use when the focus ring position isn't tied to the lens's focus distance.
Forum: Photo Software 01-28-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By ruby.monkey
I have a LaCie 2big external thunderbolt drive...

I have a LaCie 2big external thunderbolt drive attached to my 2014 MacPook Pro. All I have on the local drive is the catalogue and any smart previews I happen to be using.

I also upgraded the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 2,610
Posted By ruby.monkey
Pentax K100D. It was the first digital camera I...

Pentax K100D. It was the first digital camera I ever owned; it was small, light, rugged, had IBIS, and supported a range of seriously sweet glass; and it was fun to shoot every time I took it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-23-2020
Replies: 237
Views: 29,708
Posted By ruby.monkey
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A7_01313 (https://flic.kr/p/2ij6sJw) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-21-2020
Replies: 559
Views: 100,046
Posted By ruby.monkey
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49407354972_7e9872dd15_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2igXBiN)
A7_01254 (https://flic.kr/p/2igXBiN) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2020
Replies: 237
Views: 29,708
Posted By ruby.monkey
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A7_01291 (https://flic.kr/p/2igU81s) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Yashica RF 01-19-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By ruby.monkey
Is Yashica Guy...

Is Yashica Guy (http://www.yashica-guy.com/document/battery.html) still going? I used to have one of his adaptors for the GSN, and it always worked flawlessly.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-17-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By ruby.monkey
Wouldn't you need a separate battery pack on a...

Wouldn't you need a separate battery pack on a lead, that you could shove down your underpants to keep it warm?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-10-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,094
Posted By ruby.monkey
I suggest a faux autofocus assist LED instead of...

I suggest a faux autofocus assist LED instead of that screw.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2020
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,444
Posted By ruby.monkey
I would strongly suggest adding the AR-1...

I would strongly suggest adding the AR-1 softrelease. The F has its shutter release button near the back of the top plate, like the earlier rangefinders, which can be awkward to reach when you're...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,444
Posted By ruby.monkey
Nice. I bought one about a month ago. Ultra-wide...

Nice.

I bought one about a month ago. Ultra-wide macro is great, and when you add the shift function (and despite what Laowa say, it does work pretty well on full frame as long as you remove the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-04-2020
Replies: 136
Views: 38,027
Posted By ruby.monkey
M-E Typ 220, because it's the only one I actually...

M-E Typ 220, because it's the only one I actually own.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2020
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,444
Posted By ruby.monkey
Carl Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 Sonnar ZA, plus a Sony...

Carl Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 Sonnar ZA, plus a Sony LA-EA4 adapter.

After three years of ownership my A7ii finally gets an autofocus lens with which to play.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3,308
Posted By ruby.monkey
The R3A is battery dependent... so what? How hard...

The R3A is battery dependent... so what? How hard is it to keep a couple of spare SR44s to hand? It's not like the camera needs a new set every other day.

Tape a ten-pack to the baseplate and you'll...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By ruby.monkey
I shall have to stay well away from Covent Garden...

I shall have to stay well away from Covent Garden from now on. My credit card won't be able to take the strain.
Forum: Photo Software 12-12-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2,371
Posted By ruby.monkey
Give darktable a try. It's a very capable...

Give darktable a try. It's a very capable open-source management and editing tool for Windows, OSX, and linux.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2019
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,057
Posted By ruby.monkey
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49191328031_b3f624bbee_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hWSq2n)
A7_00787 (https://flic.kr/p/2hWSq2n) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-07-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By ruby.monkey
I used to mount a Canon 50mm f/1.2 when I had an...

I used to mount a Canon 50mm f/1.2 when I had an R3A, and had no problems with focussing accurately.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,444
Posted By ruby.monkey
M-mount 7Artisans 75mm f/1.25. A little bit of...

M-mount 7Artisans 75mm f/1.25. A little bit of cheap(ish) fun for Christmas.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-01-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 7,925
Posted By ruby.monkey
S3 does do away with the separate slow-speed...

S3 does do away with the separate slow-speed selector, which is something to consider. I've owned three chrome-dial S2s in the past, two of which wouldn't go down to 1/30s or slower.

Great cameras...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-29-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
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XPRO4501 (https://flic.kr/p/2hrFcS3) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2019
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,057
Posted By ruby.monkey
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XCFA2514 (https://flic.kr/p/2hHBgJo) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,444
Posted By ruby.monkey
16TB LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 3 external drive,...

16TB LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 3 external drive, with Apple Thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter. Need more storage and my old 6TB LaCie drive is starting to make grinding noises every now and then.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2019
Replies: 230
Views: 52,773
Posted By ruby.monkey
Rangefinder lenses? Not sanely - it's an SLR.

Rangefinder lenses? Not sanely - it's an SLR.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-03-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By ruby.monkey
Beautifully made, accurate, smooth if heavy focus...

Beautifully made, accurate, smooth if heavy focus action. Lens lock is bang on, with no wiggling. Mine has no discernible play or slop whatsoever. Close focus is handy, and the mount even looks...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-27-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,036
Posted By ruby.monkey
Whatever comes on an M10. There's still a strong...

Whatever comes on an M10.

There's still a strong market for childrens' organs, right? I can afford to lose a couple of kids.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By ruby.monkey
First: https://live.staticflickr.com/3044/25891750...

First:
https://live.staticflickr.com/3044/2589175029_6fef4227fa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/4WNcwM)
smile (https://flic.kr/p/4WNcwM) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,036
Posted By ruby.monkey
By taking away buttons, they've made the camera...

By taking away buttons, they've made the camera more screen-reliant. It's the worst of both worlds - more need to set options through the rear touch-screen, and poorer access to the screen. That's...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,036
Posted By ruby.monkey
Watching DPReview's hands-on: -...

Watching DPReview's hands-on:
- Fixed-magnification OVF doesn't work for my 18mm. Not the end of the world, but feels like an unfortunate downgrade.
- Rear LCD design is far less useful than the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-22-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4,454
Posted By ruby.monkey
I chose my second-hand M-E in part because it had...

I chose my second-hand M-E in part because it had just received a service and sensor replacement from Leica.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-22-2019
Replies: 559
Views: 100,046
Posted By ruby.monkey
Halloween's...

Halloween's coming.
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L1000476 (https://flic.kr/p/2hyM89w) by Jean-Yves...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-14-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
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Architecture (https://flic.kr/p/67bqBx) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2019
Replies: 2,032
Views: 316,180
Posted By ruby.monkey
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L1000316 (https://flic.kr/p/2hrGd3C) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By ruby.monkey
Looks like a combination of fungus and cleaning...

Looks like a combination of fungus and cleaning with a brillo pad.

Having owned used three of those lenses, I'd vote to junk it and pick up almost anything else as a replacement.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
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P645_135_Ortho25_Scan-110726-0017 (https://flic.kr/p/a7hJ8g) by Jean-Yves...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By ruby.monkey
nrj gets the M2. Thank you all.

nrj gets the M2. Thank you all.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-07-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
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X1CS0150 (https://flic.kr/p/VZp566) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2019
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,057
Posted By ruby.monkey
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L1000311 (https://flic.kr/p/2hrLB1j) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By ruby.monkey
Giveaway - M2, Needs TLC.

Edit: nrj gets the M2.


Requirements:
1) You can pick up from near the Tower of London (UK) Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm.
2) ... nope, that's it.

Button-rewind M2, body only, ugly but working. Worn all over -...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-06-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 8,122
Posted By ruby.monkey
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XTFA8329 (https://flic.kr/p/2fVbtw1) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-04-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By ruby.monkey
Are you totally unfamiliar with the use of...

Are you totally unfamiliar with the use of hyperbole to make a joke?

The photo was used to illustrate the look of a Metz 45 CL-4 with a wide-angle lens; the quip about discreetness was obviously (or...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-04-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By ruby.monkey
Meh. Bruce Gilden is a hack.

Meh. Bruce Gilden is a hack.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-30-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By ruby.monkey
Try something like a Metz Mecablitz 45 CL-4....

Try something like a Metz Mecablitz 45 CL-4. Discreetness is for wimps.

https://live.staticflickr.com/8371/8595381099_79006ec12e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/e6xzkR)
MD2_12_Ortho25_Scan-130325-0014...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,363
Posted By ruby.monkey
By hand? Or are you going to add the cost of...

By hand? Or are you going to add the cost of production machinery?

Unless there's a still-viable production facility, or you come up with a design that can be 3D-printed, any new camera's going to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,363
Posted By ruby.monkey
Sounds like another great way to drive a camera...

Sounds like another great way to drive a camera manufacturer to bankruptcy, unless you want to pay through the nose for a cheap Chinese knock-off of a cheap Russian POS.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,036
Posted By ruby.monkey
... and they're on the X-Pro2. But taking away...

... and they're on the X-Pro2. But taking away five buttons is still asinine. It benefits the manufacturer, not the user.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,036
Posted By ruby.monkey
Less usable for those that prefer dedicated...

Less usable for those that prefer dedicated buttons for setting shooting options.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,444
Posted By ruby.monkey
Grey Leica M-E (Typ 220) that has had a...

Grey Leica M-E (Typ 220) that has had a replacement sensor and Leica service at some time. It's the only way I'm going to shoot rangefinders again.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-22-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,036
Posted By ruby.monkey
Which is unfortunate because I'd also lose an...

Which is unfortunate because I'd also lose an upgrade path for my X100F. I can understand removing buttons to save money on a lower-priced model like the X-E3, but doing so on enthusiasts' cameras is...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-21-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,036
Posted By ruby.monkey
They keep taking away buttons and I keep losing...

They keep taking away buttons and I keep losing another upgrade path from my X-Pro2. The rest is pretty meaningless except for the improved VF.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,444
Posted By ruby.monkey
A lens hood for my Yashica-Mat (and a 3kg jar of...

A lens hood for my Yashica-Mat (and a 3kg jar of liquorice torpedoes).
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-21-2019
Replies: 2,534
Views: 315,372
Posted By ruby.monkey
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EPM20017 (https://flic.kr/p/2hiynmw) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 16,186
Posted By ruby.monkey
Fuji X-Pro2, with an X100F as a very close second.

Fuji X-Pro2, with an X100F as a very close second.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By ruby.monkey
Masking tape on the cassettes.

Masking tape on the cassettes.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-30-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,001
Posted By ruby.monkey
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XCF00002 (https://flic.kr/p/2dXE3qX) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-12-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
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K5A_6566 (https://flic.kr/p/fA22qb) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By ruby.monkey
If you can find one, a BlackRapid SnapR 35. All...

If you can find one, a BlackRapid SnapR 35. All the protection of a bag, all the convenience and security of a sling.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-09-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
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Toeing The Plimsole Line (https://flic.kr/p/67cYux) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/),...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,938
Posted By ruby.monkey
Yes, that's why I have a Ricoh GR. What I would...

Yes, that's why I have a Ricoh GR. What I would like is for camera manufacturers to take a leaf out of the cellphone book and fully seal their cameras. Any camera that's likely to spend time in a...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 06-30-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,348
Posted By ruby.monkey
The next thread will start, "So I just bought a...

The next thread will start, "So I just bought a GFX 50R..." ;)
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 06-29-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,348
Posted By ruby.monkey
I have an X-T2, X-Pro2, X100F with conversion...

I have an X-T2, X-Pro2, X100F with conversion lenses, and X-E2s, to compare, so:

X-Pro2 unless you need insane flash-sync speeds. All the lens flexibilty of the XE with an OVF and manual controls to...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,137
Posted By ruby.monkey
Get the L-grip. Makes it much easier to hold the...

Get the L-grip. Makes it much easier to hold the camera steady, and the shutter release is much more user-friendly.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,957
Posted By ruby.monkey
If you choose a 137, make sure it's the MA; the...

If you choose a 137, make sure it's the MA; the earlier MD offers only aperture-priority auto-exposure while the MA adds manual shutter-speed control.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-16-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46933304154_e4...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46933304154_e49f01e3da_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2evkscd)
XPRO2286 (https://flic.kr/p/2evkscd) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,256
Posted By ruby.monkey
I taped over the logo on my Sony A7ii because,...

I taped over the logo on my Sony A7ii because, frankly, it's unsightly; the only other tape I've used is to stop the dioptre adjustment dials on my Fuji digicams getting moved by accident, and to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By ruby.monkey
Does no-one remember the quis/ego tradition? Ah ...

Does no-one remember the quis/ego tradition? Ah well, it's yours darya. This coming week is a bit tight but I'll be available any weekday from Monday 17th - just PM me for contact details and we...
Forum: Photo Software 06-09-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 6,347
Posted By ruby.monkey
Use darktable instead. I'm perfectly happy with...

Use darktable instead.

I'm perfectly happy with LR CC at the moment; luckily, for those who aren't, there are a few good alternatives.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By ruby.monkey
I'll wait. ;)

I'll wait. ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By ruby.monkey
Take My FT-1 ...

Please.

Looking for a good home:
- Konica FT-1 with AAA battery grip but sans eye-cup. Has sat unused for over a year except for the odd dry-firing but all seems to work as it should.
- Konica...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,671
Posted By ruby.monkey
For Foma, quality control is something that...

For Foma, quality control is something that happens to other people.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
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https://live.staticflickr.com/4334/36553743850_40d08be58d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XG8uwW)
P8280009 (https://flic.kr/p/XG8uwW) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-28-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://live.staticflickr.com/2669/4275461896_613f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/2669/4275461896_613fdfd74d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7vNRSh)
Pirates (https://flic.kr/p/7vNRSh) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-28-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://live.staticflickr.com/4506/37677598422_edc...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4506/37677598422_edc5d881de_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZprxkU)
X1CS0013 (https://flic.kr/p/ZprxkU) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By ruby.monkey
Please don't tease the Brits.

Please don't tease the Brits.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,955
Posted By ruby.monkey
I prefer Aristotle's version: Those that know,...

I prefer Aristotle's version: Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-09-2019
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,057
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://live.staticflickr.com/7815/40606650863_c5a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7815/40606650863_c5a4c0daac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24SgGA4)
XE2S0234 (https://flic.kr/p/24SgGA4) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-05-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,313
Posted By ruby.monkey
Fuji user here. I now shoot with the Acros +...

Fuji user here. I now shoot with the Acros + yellow filter simulation, with raw as a backup for colour use. Most of the time I use the jpeg directly and just squirrel away the raw version.

Like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,125
Posted By ruby.monkey
X-Pro2. It says I'm an old fart but am too lazy...

X-Pro2. It says I'm an old fart but am too lazy for film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,444
Posted By ruby.monkey
My X-T2 has suffered from melting sensor surround...

My X-T2 has suffered from melting sensor surround and stains on the sensor which I can't clean off; so, since my X-Pro2 and X100F get all the love anyway, I've just sprung for a full-spectrum...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1851/29706056597_59...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1851/29706056597_59673a34fd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Mg2iFB)
XT2P3996 (https://flic.kr/p/Mg2iFB) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-13-2019
Replies: 2,534
Views: 315,372
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7818/33494760728_9c...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7818/33494760728_9ca978627a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T2PpqC)
XPRO0249 (https://flic.kr/p/T2PpqC) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-13-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1909/45251437462_81...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1909/45251437462_81055c5461_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bWHrPC)
XPRO9542 (https://flic.kr/p/2bWHrPC) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-11-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4593/24228132477_89...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4593/24228132477_8959edd590_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CUXvG2)
EPM20003 (https://flic.kr/p/CUXvG2) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-09-2019
Replies: 3,209
Views: 502,793
Posted By ruby.monkey
That is a beautiful photo.

That is a beautiful photo.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-09-2019
Replies: 3,209
Views: 502,793
Posted By ruby.monkey
I made a new...

I made a new friend:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7828/46534304634_8037432177_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dU5tx9)
XPRO0280 (https://flic.kr/p/2dU5tx9) by Jean-Yves...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-02-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1957/30432949997_99...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1957/30432949997_99c1c6315c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NnfPLr)
XPRO9459 (https://flic.kr/p/NnfPLr) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-02-2019
Replies: 2,534
Views: 315,372
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7840/47258001041_83...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7840/47258001041_83d43df353_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2f12Bgp)
XPRO0268 (https://flic.kr/p/2f12Bgp) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,682
Posted By ruby.monkey
Either I'll make an exception just to use this...

Either I'll make an exception just to use this film, or I'll have died of old age and my kids will have sold it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 6,104
Posted By ruby.monkey
Hmm. Ricoh GR. Jeans-pocketable. Fuji X100F....

Hmm.

Ricoh GR. Jeans-pocketable.
Fuji X100F. Coat-pocketable.
Fuji X-E2s. Coat-pocketable.
Fuji X-Pro2. Strappable.
Fuji X-T2 wioth battery grip. Strappable.

All have fine ergonomics, and all will...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,963
Posted By ruby.monkey
But do you finger your button, or thumb it?

But do you finger your button, or thumb it?
Forum: RFF Polls 02-01-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 4,346
Posted By ruby.monkey
That's not a gender issue, that's a marketing...

That's not a gender issue, that's a marketing issue.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-30-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 4,346
Posted By ruby.monkey
Gender balance? So what?

Gender balance? So what?
Forum: RFF Polls 01-30-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 4,346
Posted By ruby.monkey
I don't care. Why do you?

I don't care. Why do you?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-28-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1848/44594429062_9d...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1848/44594429062_9d5ff6d6a3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aWE77A)
XT2P3787 (https://flic.kr/p/2aWE77A) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-28-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
Humanlike object on a pedestal?

Humanlike object on a pedestal?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8008/7002689798_335...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8008/7002689798_335f6450aa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bENBH1)
K5__7630 (https://flic.kr/p/bENBH1) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-27-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 883
Posted By ruby.monkey
The trend for all digital devices (Apple is a...

The trend for all digital devices (Apple is a pretty extreme case in point) is to design them for cheapness of manufacture, not serviceability or upgradeability. Adding major manufacturing costs to a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7225/7184801826_99a...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7225/7184801826_99acbd6d94_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bWTZgy)
K5__7685 (https://flic.kr/p/bWTZgy) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-24-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7263/7002206170_bac...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7263/7002206170_bac0bdc690_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bEL8WA)
K5__7620 (https://flic.kr/p/bEL8WA) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-23-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/550/19053216551_9ef...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/550/19053216551_9eff9cf84b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/v2EHtD)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/v2EHtD) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,815
Posted By ruby.monkey
The 35mm reels hook into the film's first...

The 35mm reels hook into the film's first sprocket hole on each side, so it's basically impossible to load it crooked unless you've damaged the film beforehand.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,737
Posted By ruby.monkey
8x10 is a perfectly acceptable format for street...

8x10 is a perfectly acceptable format for street photography, isn't it?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,737
Posted By ruby.monkey
Can't you cover your left eye? I hear the pirate...

Can't you cover your left eye? I hear the pirate look will be big this year.

Otherwise, choose between a Contax G and Fuji X-Pro2.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,343
Posted By ruby.monkey
If you can find one, a Uni-Loc Major would have...

If you can find one, a Uni-Loc Major would have no problem whatsoever supporting a Pentax 67; plus they're great training for a future career in giraffe wrestling. Mine has been perfectly happy...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-14-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2,016
Posted By ruby.monkey
At the moment it shows all options (including...

At the moment it shows all options (including off). Don't know if it can be set to work as a simple on/off toggle.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-14-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2,016
Posted By ruby.monkey
Mine stays on single-focus autofocus using a...

Mine stays on single-focus autofocus using a single central A/F point. I've yet to find a situation where manual focus is worth the effort.

Button-wise, ISO is finally on a dial where it belongs; so...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-13-2019
Replies: 559
Views: 100,046
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4865/46574803471_03...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4865/46574803471_034c5330de_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dXE3qX)
XCF00002 (https://flic.kr/p/2dXE3qX) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-09-2019
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1957/30432949997_99...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1957/30432949997_99c1c6315c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NnfPLr)
XPRO9459 (https://flic.kr/p/NnfPLr) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By ruby.monkey
Better have, or else someone sold me a fake! ;)

Better have, or else someone sold me a fake! ;)
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By ruby.monkey
A touch of front shutter curtain bounce?

A touch of front shutter curtain bounce?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,444
Posted By ruby.monkey
A well-loved Nikkor AI 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF...

A well-loved Nikkor AI 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF (https://kenrockwell.com/nikon/300mm-f28.htm) to play with on my X-T2. I already have the appropriate Metabones Speedbooster Ultra adapter, which will make...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-08-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 7,174
Posted By ruby.monkey
Would a digital camera help her in any way? I...

Would a digital camera help her in any way? I have an X100T going spare and while it's no beauty, it is working and she's welcome to it.

(also the Fuji teleconverter TCL-X100 if she wants to ugly it...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-29-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By ruby.monkey
By that logic, why buy a digital Leica M? The Typ...

By that logic, why buy a digital Leica M? The Typ 240 is about the same price without offering a stupidly-fast 35mm, and is positively common in comparison.

At least some effort went into making...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-29-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By ruby.monkey
Wouldn't its limited availability make it even...

Wouldn't its limited availability make it even more lust-worthy?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,444
Posted By ruby.monkey
Lensmate hinged thumb grip for my new X100F.

Lensmate hinged thumb grip for my new X100F.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,684
Posted By ruby.monkey
I recently upgraded to a Fuji X100F so that's...

I recently upgraded to a Fuji X100F so that's been getting almost continuous use, often accompanied by either an X-T2 or X-Pro2 depending on back-up lens length.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-28-2018
Replies: 2,534
Views: 315,372
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4832/32634738478_16...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4832/32634738478_16776e79a2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RHPyLN)
XPRO0092 (https://flic.kr/p/RHPyLN) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,971
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7840/46450976471_04...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7840/46450976471_04baeb8a88_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dLHoYF)
XT2P5415-acros (https://flic.kr/p/2dLHoYF) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-23-2018
Replies: 156
Views: 53,849
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1893/29706262387_e9...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1893/29706262387_e9c84863d6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Mg3mRH)
XT2P4542 (https://flic.kr/p/Mg3mRH) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,973
Posted By ruby.monkey
Lovely photos. You're all putting these cameras...

Lovely photos. You're all putting these cameras to far better use than I did.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8112/8593180819_eec...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8112/8593180819_eeccd1bf84_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/e6migZ)
MD2_12_Ortho25_Scan-130325-0012 (https://flic.kr/p/e6migZ) by Jean-Yves...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,973
Posted By ruby.monkey
My apologies - check your PMs, it's on its way....

My apologies - check your PMs, it's on its way. The Olympus has a week or two head start.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,973
Posted By ruby.monkey
Oh, she's a beauty all right. :)

Oh, she's a beauty all right. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/906/41460920264_809...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/906/41460920264_8095c10fa1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26aL47Q)
_R000751 (https://flic.kr/p/26aL47Q) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-12-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2746/4356568418_91c...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2746/4356568418_91c589268b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7CYy1A)
Rally (https://flic.kr/p/7CYy1A) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-08-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4471/37661132156_7d...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4471/37661132156_7db317170d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZnZ9uL)
X1CS0167 (https://flic.kr/p/ZnZ9uL) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
Edit: too...

Edit: too slow.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1878/42834696400_d37ba45480_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28ga1Uh)
XE2S9860 (https://flic.kr/p/28ga1Uh) by Jean-Yves...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-02-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2462/3552867272_bc9...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2462/3552867272_bc98de41d2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6pXnEh)
Trade Free (https://flic.kr/p/6pXnEh) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-30-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3563/5809383033_53a...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3563/5809383033_53aaf25ce6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9RmBbr)
P645_75_Portra400_Scan-110604-0039 (https://flic.kr/p/9RmBbr) by Jean-Yves...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-26-2018
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,444
Posted By ruby.monkey
Good impulse. It's a great little lens.

Good impulse. It's a great little lens.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-25-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4562/38300796646_e4...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4562/38300796646_e4df94987d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21mvAsS)
A7_00207 (https://flic.kr/p/21mvAsS) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-24-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7702/17273851645_3d...

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release (https://flic.kr/p/sjr1hn) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2018
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,444
Posted By ruby.monkey
Fujinon XF 35mm f/2. It won't replace my 35mm...

Fujinon XF 35mm f/2. It won't replace my 35mm f/1.4 but it will let me take the X-Pro2 out in the rain.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,973
Posted By ruby.monkey
To everyone who is waiting for a camera - my...

To everyone who is waiting for a camera - my apologies for the delay, and I intend to get everything boxed up this coming weekend and shipped early next week.

Now you might understand why I would...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-20-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
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https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5011/5520242169_139b371099_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9pNFF8)
Launch Window (https://flic.kr/p/9pNFF8) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2639/3866206120_99d...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2639/3866206120_99d2d9dfcc_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6TDjod)
Stripes (https://flic.kr/p/6TDjod) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2434/3543312269_769...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2434/3543312269_7691356bcc_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6p7phR)
Shadow (https://flic.kr/p/6p7phR) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-16-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,926
Posted By ruby.monkey
FWIW the Lensmate is half the price of Match...

FWIW the Lensmate is half the price of Match Technical's offering, and (IMO) a better design to boot.
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-16-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,926
Posted By ruby.monkey
Should do. When your thumb is hooked on it,...

Should do. When your thumb is hooked on it, there's no way for said thumb to touch the exposure comp. dial; and the rest of your hand should be well clear of the dial.
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-16-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,926
Posted By ruby.monkey
Seconded. I was lucky enough to find one attached...

Seconded. I was lucky enough to find one attached to the used X-Pro2 I bought. Affords a secure hold without you having to get a death-grip on the camera, and folds out of the way when you need easy...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-16-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2455/12976891694_ee...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2455/12976891694_ee300fb830_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/kLHXMY)
F3HP_105mmf2.5NikkorAIS_400-2TMY_Scan-140306-0010 (https://flic.kr/p/kLHXMY) by Jean-Yves...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By ruby.monkey
Overall I've had one bad transaction (a Samsung...

Overall I've had one bad transaction (a Samsung phone that turned out to be faulty) out of almost 400, and in that one case eBay gave me a full refund within a week of me raising a complaint. There...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-14-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8492/8259741207_c47...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8492/8259741207_c47db98a35_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dzTkia)
K5__8983_v1 (https://flic.kr/p/dzTkia) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 5,198
Posted By ruby.monkey
Off topic - if you're registered blind, you get a...

Off topic - if you're registered blind, you get a 50% discount. Stay away from iPlayer and live TV and you don't need a licence at all.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 5,198
Posted By ruby.monkey
$50/year for as long as you consider it worth the...

$50/year for as long as you consider it worth the money, and the freedom to move all your photos to another platform whenever you wish. Neither cool nor uncool.

Ultimately you're going to have to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-09-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
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https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8340/8259820767_03ddf10b2f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dzTJWT)
K5__9178_v1 (https://flic.kr/p/dzTJWT) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,973
Posted By ruby.monkey
It's yours. Please PM me your address.

It's yours. Please PM me your address.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,973
Posted By ruby.monkey
Hi Sumarongi, 'fraid that Prest_400 beat you to...

Hi Sumarongi,

'fraid that Prest_400 beat you to it; but the Minoltina is still available - same focal length, much prettier package. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-05-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5535/11147448656_02...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5535/11147448656_0234f75a25_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/hZ4A7C)
R0013613 (https://flic.kr/p/hZ4A7C) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,973
Posted By ruby.monkey
Because I don't want to go through the hassle of...

Because I don't want to go through the hassle of selling, and I'm quite happy to give money to charity anyway. The next caretaker, of course, is free to do as he pleases with the camera.

lynnb asked...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,973
Posted By ruby.monkey
Applicants should also be able to grasp the idea...

Applicants should also be able to grasp the idea that payment can come after receipt of items.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,973
Posted By ruby.monkey
Time again to help the homeless... camera.

Edit: The Olympus goes to lynnb. Perhaps there's something else here that tickles your fancy.
Edit 2: MX and 35-EE have new homes. Minoltina is still available.

Other waifs and strays:
- Pentax MX...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,364
Posted By ruby.monkey
I'd find a darkroom artist and put him on...

I'd find a darkroom artist and put him on permanent retainer to take care of all my developing and printing needs.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-23-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://i.imgur.com/COlWyHG.jpg You're welcome.

https://i.imgur.com/COlWyHG.jpg

You're welcome.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-21-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3353/3663042179_530...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3353/3663042179_5304e7b3e3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6zG3PD)
Raindrops Keep Falling (https://flic.kr/p/6zG3PD) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-21-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1929/44388431965_ca...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1929/44388431965_ca6dab1f12_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aCsjmv)
XPRO9639 (https://flic.kr/p/2aCsjmv) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-21-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3265/2917947793_980...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3265/2917947793_980ffe96c9_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5rRfdH)
Baggage (https://flic.kr/p/5rRfdH) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-19-2018
Replies: 86
Views: 7,120
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1922/45251452732_50...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1922/45251452732_50cf03836a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bWHwmU)
XPRO9609 (https://flic.kr/p/2bWHwmU) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,132
Posted By ruby.monkey
I don't think I've shot a single frame of film in...

I don't think I've shot a single frame of film in the last two years. I may have to leave this community. :(
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-15-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
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https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1922/45251452732_50cf03836a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bWHwmU)
XPRO9609 (https://flic.kr/p/2bWHwmU) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-14-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
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scissors (https://flic.kr/p/papEYw) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-13-2018
Replies: 2,534
Views: 315,372
Posted By ruby.monkey
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https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1911/44578272634_240c1d3f9d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aVeinu)
XPRO9530 (https://flic.kr/p/2aVeinu) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-13-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1858/43735211265_26...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1858/43735211265_264b9ee19c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29CJoAD)
P8290597 (https://flic.kr/p/29CJoAD) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-13-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1843/43200542205_d9...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1843/43200542205_d9f5ae9f70_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28Pu57z)
XT2P3357 (https://flic.kr/p/28Pu57z) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-12-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1894/44107572891_08...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1894/44107572891_08bfdbf794_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2acCQJF)
XT2P3274 (https://flic.kr/p/2acCQJF) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1857/44594428582_d4...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1857/44594428582_d41cf62b50_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aWE6Yj)
P8220303 (https://flic.kr/p/2aWE6Yj) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-11-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,163
Posted By ruby.monkey
Definitely prefer primes, since I don't have the...

Definitely prefer primes, since I don't have the brainpower to visualise a scene with more than one field of view. Then again, all my zooms are effectively dual-focal lenses anyway.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-10-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By ruby.monkey
Since you already have the Paterson tank, why not...

Since you already have the Paterson tank, why not save yourself the headaches and get a Mod54 instead?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-10-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
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https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8511/8585714475_7a48d0d958_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/e5G2MV)
MX_40_400TX_Scan-120627-0003 (https://flic.kr/p/e5G2MV) by Jean-Yves...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-10-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4029/4709437767_0fc...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4029/4709437767_0fc392570e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8ba6LT)
Gare du Nord (https://flic.kr/p/8ba6LT) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2018
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,444
Posted By ruby.monkey
It came with an unexpected Lensmate folding thumb...

It came with an unexpected Lensmate folding thumb rest (https://lensmateonline.com/products/fujifilm-x-pro2-also-fits-x-pro1-folding-thumbrest-by-lensmate?variant=19124021510). A pleasant little...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 3,146
Posted By ruby.monkey
I can understand the concern that the sensor can...

I can understand the concern that the sensor can degrade over time, and may not be replaceable by the time this gets bad enough for image quality to suffer; which is not a problem for a film camera.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-06-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6005/6000285904_a5d...

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6005/6000285904_a5db7d2911_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/a9e2Xf)
MX_50_R400S_Scan-110801-0002 (https://flic.kr/p/a9e2Xf) by Jean-Yves...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 3,146
Posted By ruby.monkey
Film: Hasselblad XPan. Always liked the panoramic...

Film: Hasselblad XPan. Always liked the panoramic format but I just can't be bothered with small-format film any more.

Digital: Fujifilm GFX 50S. Love the look of medium-format film, would love to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-05-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5492/9375856351_5d6...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5492/9375856351_5d6c08d9fb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fhvHrH)
EPM28590 (https://flic.kr/p/fhvHrH) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 2,131
Posted By ruby.monkey
A poll on how many have more hair above the ears...

A poll on how many have more hair above the ears than below?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-03-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1861/44594544372_ff...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1861/44594544372_ff0242085d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aWEGoG)
XT2P4271 (https://flic.kr/p/2aWEGoG) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2018
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,444
Posted By ruby.monkey
Second-hand X-Pro 2 to complement my X-T2. It's...

Second-hand X-Pro 2 to complement my X-T2. It's the only reasonable way to get the hybrid finder of my X100T without the less-than-inspiring focal length.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-02-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By ruby.monkey
An X-E? with 18mm f/2 is a lovely combination -...

An X-E? with 18mm f/2 is a lovely combination - compact, light, and a joy to shoot. Add a 27mm f/2.8 for when you want a more normal field of view. Personally I find that a more compact and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-02-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1893/43735066065_c9...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1893/43735066065_c9d5b52611_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29CHDrc)
XT2P4103 (https://flic.kr/p/29CHDrc) by Jean-Yves (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubymonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 2,131
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://i.imgur.com/dgULvBK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/dgULvBK.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 2,131
Posted By ruby.monkey
And then you comb your ear hair up and over, and...

And then you comb your ear hair up and over, and your bald spot is covered.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 2,131
Posted By ruby.monkey
I have. Saves me time each morning since I don't...

I have. Saves me time each morning since I don't have to shave.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1865/30774356158_7900dee491_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NTqBVy)
P8230309 (https://flic.kr/p/NTqBVy) by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,075
Posted By ruby.monkey
(I also need an excuse for all the gear...

(I also need an excuse for all the gear cluttering up my office)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,075
Posted By ruby.monkey
I have three kids. i have endured years of...

I have three kids. i have endured years of sleepless nights; puke-filled days; turds where turds should never go; shouting; screaming; fights; wide-scale destruction of property and sanity.

One day...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-01-2018
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,482,376
Posted By ruby.monkey
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2850/12011648613_2c...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2850/12011648613_2ce9b4b91e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jiqQDT)
M3_85mmf2_400TX_EI1600_Scan-140117-0006 (https://flic.kr/p/jiqQDT) by Jean-Yves...
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