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Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,576
Posted By siracusa
The cameras I most use currently are an M3 and a...

The cameras I most use currently are an M3 and a Lubitel, though I've also recently started putting into use a Pentacon Six, none of which have meters. I find I always take a meter with me but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By siracusa
Thanks for sharing this; I enjoyed it greatly....

Thanks for sharing this; I enjoyed it greatly. "Trusty hunk of gears and glass": what a wonderful, apt description of the F2.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,796
Posted By siracusa
Since you want something from the 1950s or 1960s...

Since you want something from the 1950s or 1960s I think Dan Daniel's suggestion of a Retina is excellent (though I've never owned one so can't speak on personal experience). Two wildcard...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-25-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 3,649
Posted By siracusa
Lovely photos! After reading your post I finally...

Lovely photos!
After reading your post I finally took the plunge and bought an M8 again. I'd always regretted selling mine when I bought my M-E which now needs a new sensor. I took the plunge on a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-04-2019
Replies: 271
Views: 25,419
Posted By siracusa
This is such very sad news. All love and peace to...

This is such very sad news. All love and peace to you and Frances, should you be reading this.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 706
Posted By siracusa
Using old TMAX developer

Dear all,


I've a half full bottle of TMAX developer that was opened around early 2011 (somehow I ended up using other developers and never got round to using up the TMAX). The liquid in the bottle...
Forum: RFF News 01-04-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 11,211
Posted By siracusa
I think it's cool that there's something out...

I think it's cool that there's something out there that's a little different, and I wish them every success with it. I don't know anything about the company, but it's nice to see a new company...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By siracusa
I can't speak to the V600, but I do have an Epson...

I can't speak to the V600, but I do have an Epson V500 which scans medium format negatives well. I have always been happy enough with the 35mm scans, but when my scanner finally expired I replaced it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, Peter, Stephen, for your thoughts....

Thanks, Peter, Stephen, for your thoughts. Stephen, on further thought I'm inclined to agree with you: there's a reason I managed to pick this camera up for an indecently low price only to discover...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-08-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,609
Posted By siracusa
If you're not looking to invest too much right on...

If you're not looking to invest too much right on a lens right now, then how about a Jupiter 8 for the time being.

I currently have a number of 50s - in descending order according to the price I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By siracusa
M2 rf calibration woes

Hi all,
I've got an M2 that I picked up a while ago as a user for a good price. Not in great shape but the price reflected this.
The focus, however, is way off. I mean way off.
As the camera doesn't...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-03-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 35,887
Posted By siracusa
I've just bought a Summarit, having gone into the...

I've just bought a Summarit, having gone into the shop expecting to come away with either a J-3 or a Canon 50/1.4. I included the Summarit into the test on a whim, but was won over by the way it...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-07-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,609
Posted By siracusa
I found myself in the happy position of being...

I found myself in the happy position of being able to afford a new camera, and got myself the X-T2. I like it so much that I bought my partner (who takes better photos than me but doesn't have a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By siracusa
Many thanks, RM!

Many thanks, RM!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By siracusa
M base plates - interchangeable?

I find myself in need of an M2 base plate, but I've struggled to find one for sale (or at least, one that is affordable). I have, however, come across a couple of M4 base plates. I know my M3 base...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,684
Posted By siracusa
For me, some rock climbing books, a couple of...

For me, some rock climbing books, a couple of guides to climbing in Spain, and a copy of Ragnar Axelsson's 'Last Days of the Arctic'. For my birthday a few days earlier, I got flights to Iceland in...
Forum: Foca Cameras 12-23-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 3,523
Posted By siracusa
I had a Foca, until it got stolen. While it's no...

I had a Foca, until it got stolen. While it's no M3, I absolutely adored that camera in spite of its "quirkiness", and I wish I still had it. If you're UK based, you could try Newton Ellis for...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-30-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,240
Posted By siracusa
A few of my favourites from the week.......

A few of my favourites from the week.... David

Lynn:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/med_U27021I1448768240.SEQ.0.jpg...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-30-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,240
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, lukitas, Lynn, for mentioning my images

Thanks, lukitas, Lynn, for mentioning my images
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 10,319
Posted By siracusa
I don't have a huge raft of lenses but I like the...

I don't have a huge raft of lenses but I like the 3.5 Summaron so much that it's my only 35. In fact I like it so much that I own two of them. I've used it on M8 when I had an M8, on film, and now on...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-21-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 4,108
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, Jim, Tony, Shirley, for your kind...

Thanks, Jim, Tony, Shirley, for your kind mentions. So many great images this week and I will have my selection up later tonight. David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2015
Replies: 134
Views: 16,844
Posted By siracusa
just bumping this thread again...

just bumping this thread again :)
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38968/U38968I1408183276.SEQ.0.jpg...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-05-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,286
Posted By siracusa
With such things it always seems to be a case of...

With such things it always seems to be a case of ymmv - some people have good experiences with generic batteries, others not so good. I fall firmly into the latter camp and based on my bad...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2015
Replies: 134
Views: 16,844
Posted By siracusa
Missed this thread earlier but enjoying the...

Missed this thread earlier but enjoying the images, so...Okay; I'll play!

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38968/U38968I1375900250.SEQ.0.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 5,622
Posted By siracusa
+1. Gordy straps really are excellent. I have a...

+1. Gordy straps really are excellent. I have a couple of Gordy neck straps, and they are my favourite straps. Brilliant value.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-31-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,164
Posted By siracusa
Fenster, in case you read this, I thought I'd...

Fenster, in case you read this, I thought I'd update that the camera was returned from Leica with the winding mechanism replaced, so if you haven't yet sent your camera in for repair, it seems the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-29-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 5,622
Posted By siracusa
The parallax is a bigger issue when photographing...

The parallax is a bigger issue when photographing subjects that are closer. If you find the lack of parallax correction annoying, you can always get one of the separate parallax corrected...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-28-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,952
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, Shirley, Paulfish, kutitta, Jim...

Thanks, Shirley, Paulfish, kutitta, Jim (barnwulf), I appreciate the mentions, and am honoured and humbled.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 7,521
Posted By siracusa
I'd like a Jupiter 9, a Super Ikonta (any...

I'd like a Jupiter 9, a Super Ikonta (any version), and if I could justify getting another 35mm body, an Oly XA (why did I sell my last one?) and a Leica I. None of these are a holy grail to me, but...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-27-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,952
Posted By siracusa
...and a few...

...and a few more
Filmtwit
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/35273/med_U35273I1414183909.SEQ.0.jpg...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-27-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,952
Posted By siracusa
My favourites for the...

My favourites for the week
Lynnb
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/med_U27021I1414156959.SEQ.0.jpg

Shirley...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-21-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,289
Posted By siracusa
and some...

and some more
Mlehrman
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3187/med_U3187I1413613527.SEQ.0.jpg...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-21-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,289
Posted By siracusa
Some picks from me - as I've not had time to...

Some picks from me - as I've not had time to participate in the thread in recent weeks, I'm indulging myself with quite a lot of picks of images I really liked during the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-20-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,289
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, filmtwit, Paul - David

Thanks, filmtwit, Paul - David
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-19-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,465
Posted By siracusa
and a few more of my...

and a few more of my favourites

shirley
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48186/med_U48186I1412905048.SEQ.2.jpg

robert...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-19-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,465
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, filmtwit, rhl-oregon, shirley, for the...

Thanks, filmtwit, rhl-oregon, shirley, for the mentions.

I've struggled with time the past few weeks and haven't contributed to this thread as much as I'd have liked, so I'm going to indulge myself...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-18-2014
Replies: 452
Views: 70,517
Posted By siracusa
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38968/med_U38968I1413674126.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,571
Posted By siracusa
I really like the images...

I really like the images...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-12-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,164
Posted By siracusa
Hi Fenster, The camera was returned to the dealer...

Hi Fenster,
The camera was returned to the dealer within a week of my post, and from there it was sent back to Germany under the dealer's warranty (I bought the camera used). In the meantime I'm...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-29-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,855
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, Keith, filmtwit, for the mentions.

Thanks, Keith, filmtwit, for the mentions.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-29-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,494
Posted By siracusa
It is indeed an excellent portrait. Visually...

It is indeed an excellent portrait. Visually arresting, really striking and compelling.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-07-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 6,885
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, michael mlehrman, Mark (mrtoml), jim...

Thanks, michael mlehrman, Mark (mrtoml), jim (barnwulf), keithp, lynn, robert (rhl-oregon), for the mentions. It's been a hectic week for me so I'm very late to the party on this thread, but here are...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-07-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,164
Posted By siracusa
Leica M-E shutter problem

Dear all,
I'd appreciate any insights forum members can offer.
I went out with my M-E this afternoon (battery just under 100%; original battery). It functioned perfectly for six shots. After the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,770
Posted By siracusa
Sorry about that! After googling petit ceinture...

Sorry about that! After googling petit ceinture I've just found this reblog/translation of a blog post:
http://bistrobarblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/la-petite-ceinture-de-paris.html
A similar image...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,770
Posted By siracusa
I'm not sure we are seeing the same last image...

I'm not sure we are seeing the same last image (I've had problems viewing them for some reason), but if the one you are thinking of is of an old bridge above the street, then this is rue de Vaugirard.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,770
Posted By siracusa
Cool Yes, access has been forbidden for a long time,...

Yes, access has been forbidden for a long time, but there is at least one short section that is open - I know there is a nature walk along the Petit Ceinture in the 16th and I thought there was also...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 10,200
Posted By siracusa
Elmar-C 90 on M-E. IMO excellent...

Elmar-C 90 on M-E. IMO excellent value:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38968/med_U38968I1404936119.SEQ.1.jpg...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-30-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,804
Posted By siracusa
Wonder if they also think Leonardi da Vinci had a...

Wonder if they also think Leonardi da Vinci had a good brush, Hemingway had a good typewriter, and sergio Pininfarina had an excellent pencil...:D
It's not just total ignorance about photography,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-30-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By siracusa
Thank you, Marek, for sharing this link. I have...

Thank you, Marek, for sharing this link. I have seen a few of Rolke's images and look forward to watching it.
David
Forum: Travel 08-28-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 6,567
Posted By siracusa
Just catching up on this thread again. Really...

Just catching up on this thread again. Really like the first two images in post 73, especially the composition with the white wooden building and fence in the second image. And the sense of space and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,504
Posted By siracusa
Robert's advice is excellent. Can I add one to...

Robert's advice is excellent. Can I add one to the mix of 50s and 60s designs: the Welta Belmira has a splendid lens (Tessar 50/2.8) and a very, very wide rangefinder baselength which makes focusing...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,226
Posted By siracusa
Both of these achievements deserve very hearty...

Both of these achievements deserve very hearty congrats indeed! What did you use to develop the HP5+?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,226
Posted By siracusa
I'm feeling optimistic, not least because there's...

I'm feeling optimistic, not least because there's not really any equipment I want or need (*). I've realised that with a Jupiter 3 on camera and a Summaron 35 3.5 in my coat pocket I have all that I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-28-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By siracusa
Thanks Monz: that certainly beats Google...

Thanks Monz: that certainly beats Google Streetview, that's for sure! A sight for sore eyes. I have visited RCC once and now there is definitely no excuse for not returning.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-28-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By siracusa
Your post is very reassuring, Michael: I have a...

Your post is very reassuring, Michael: I have a backlog of films to develop that is larger than I would like to admit :) Phew - I thought it was only me who didn't find developing entirely their cup...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-28-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By siracusa
I suspect you're right, Michael. The other...

I suspect you're right, Michael. The other reopened Jessops I have been into (in Shrewsbury) stocked film but no darkroom kit, and darkroom supplies don't seem to show on the Jessops website.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-28-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, Ansel. It will be a lot more economical...

Thanks, Ansel. It will be a lot more economical to order from Silverprint (or AG), but for me personally I want to support local jobs by reducing my reliance on internet ordering. And besides that,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-28-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, Chris - that's excellent. I can sense I...

Thanks, Chris - that's excellent. I can sense I will be getting familiar with the M62, or better still, the gloriously named "East Lancs" road...
With all the artists and creative types in Liverpool,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-28-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By siracusa
Thanks for this, John. Maybe if there is enough...

Thanks for this, John. Maybe if there is enough local/regional demand expressed it might be something Real Camera Company would consider (though I guess storage and expiry dates may be an issue).
I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-28-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By siracusa
Just spoken to Calumet Manchester: they do...

Just spoken to Calumet Manchester: they do developers, and mentioned D76 and TMAX though they said they have a good range of others. Apparently they no longer do Rodinal.
So this is good news.
Any...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-28-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By siracusa
Funny you should mention meets. I suppose this is...

Funny you should mention meets. I suppose this is a thing for another thread, but I have noticed from the forum posts that there are a lot of north west based RFFers, and I was thinking "oh this...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-28-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, Michael, much appreciated :) The times...

Thanks, Michael, much appreciated :)
The times are a changing. I remember visiting Liverpool in the early 2000s before I moved there and even finding a local place in the city centre that offered a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-28-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By siracusa
Liverpool & Manchester (UK) film & darkroom supplies

I wonder if anyone can help me with a query :)

After having spent most of the past twelve months in foreign parts, I'm shortly going to be back in UK (Liverpool) for good (or at least for the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 7,349
Posted By siracusa
Congratulations - enjoy your new M8! FWIW, I had...

Congratulations - enjoy your new M8!
FWIW, I had an M8 which I uptraded to an M-E. Whilst I am fully aware of all the arguments for the superiority of the M-E, in my daily use the only thing I really...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-27-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 5,621
Posted By siracusa
"Windmill": http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgal...

"Windmill":
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38968/med_U38968I1405809766.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-26-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,391
Posted By siracusa
Thank you, jsrockit, for sharing these links. I...

Thank you, jsrockit, for sharing these links. I had not heard of Fan Ho, and this is truly beautiful work.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-26-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 4,952
Posted By siracusa
…and a few more of my favorites Dapper Gents ©...

…and a few more of my favorites
Dapper Gents © 2014 Mackinaw
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/1453/med_U1453I1408722321.SEQ.0.jpg

Another landscape_01 © 2014...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-26-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 4,952
Posted By siracusa
Thank you Mark (mrtoml), filmtwit, Robert...

Thank you Mark (mrtoml), filmtwit, Robert (rhl-oregon), and Shirley (Shirley Creazzo), for the mentions, which are much appreciated.
biomed: best wishes for a speedy recovery.
I always get confused...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,247
Posted By siracusa
Since you mention you already use a mac, I'd say...

Since you mention you already use a mac, I'd say the iPhone will integrate into your current workflow seamlessly and painlessly, Paul, and that would be a big attraction to me. I use an iPhone 5,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-21-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,393
Posted By siracusa
Thanks Lynn, Jim, mrtoml, biomed, Robert, for the...

Thanks Lynn, Jim, mrtoml, biomed, Robert, for the mentions. David
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-19-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,393
Posted By siracusa
...and some more: Going Away © 2014 Jesse1dog...

...and some more:
Going Away © 2014 Jesse1dog (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=6849)...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-19-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,393
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, icebear, for the mention. Here are some...

Thanks, icebear, for the mention. Here are some of my favourites from the past week.
Door Ajar © 2014 Doug (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=77)...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-11-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 11,699
Posted By siracusa
This. There are many talented people in all walks...

This.
There are many talented people in all walks of life who never made the most of their talents because they didn't have the will and commitment.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-11-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 11,699
Posted By siracusa
That, I think is crucial. In photographic terms...

That, I think is crucial. In photographic terms the theory and the knowledge about technique provide the foundation on which we can elaborate with the photograph. Without them...no photograph....
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-11-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 11,699
Posted By siracusa
I'm a bit wary of posting this in case it sounds...

I'm a bit wary of posting this in case it sounds pretentious or in case it doesn't make sense. But it's an interesting thread, so here goes.
The way I feel is that taking a photograph involves some...
Forum: Travel 08-11-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 6,567
Posted By siracusa
I really like the composition, and the...

I really like the composition, and the composition with color, in this shot, Raid. Keep the posts coming - it's an enjoyable thread. David
Forum: Photo Software 08-11-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 11,312
Posted By siracusa
My take on this is simple. Photography is your...

My take on this is simple. Photography is your hobby, right? You should enjoy it. If you feel that you will enjoy your photography more by using in camera jpeg conversion and not RAW processing, then...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-11-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 4,933
Posted By siracusa
Thanks for the mention Lynn. Here are some of my...

Thanks for the mention Lynn. Here are some of my favorites from the week:

Untitled - Photo 231879 © 2014 Kiev...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-06-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 4,532
Posted By siracusa
If you don't wish to remove the rangefinder...

If you don't wish to remove the rangefinder housing, then rather than trying to remove the plate, an alternative would be to leave the camera intact with its lovely air of mystery until such time as...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-05-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 5,784
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, Robert, for the mention

Thanks, Robert, for the mention
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-05-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 5,784
Posted By siracusa
Thanks Lynn, mrtoml, Jim, for the mentions, David

Thanks Lynn, mrtoml, Jim, for the mentions, David
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-05-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 8,830
Posted By siracusa
Hsg, I understand what you are saying, but people...

Hsg, I understand what you are saying, but people have made cognate points for a surprisingly long time, and in different contexts. For example, I was recently reading a series of essays written...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-05-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 5,784
Posted By siracusa
Thanks biomed, Shirley, keithp, icebear, for the...

Thanks biomed, Shirley, keithp, icebear, for the mentions.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-04-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 8,261
Posted By siracusa
When Bill started this thread the point of it...

When Bill started this thread the point of it was, as Sanmich rightly pointed out, to explore some of the issues concerning photographers and journalists reporting from war zones, and more...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-04-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 8,830
Posted By siracusa
I disagree. It sounds grand as an abstract idea,...

I disagree. It sounds grand as an abstract idea, but it also sounds rather like a generalisation and I am wary of generalisations...
All of this is context dependent: to whom have they lost their...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-04-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 8,830
Posted By siracusa
In many ways I'm sympathetic to the idea of the...

In many ways I'm sympathetic to the idea of the spectacle and the flood of images etc. However, as Keith says, we all have agency and we have the power to choose to rest our sight and imagination...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-04-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 5,784
Posted By siracusa
...and a few more of my favourites from the past...

...and a few more of my favourites from the past week.

Untitled - Photo 231338 © 2014 Bushwick1234
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/53150/med_U53150I1406808809.SEQ.2.jpg

Potosi,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-04-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 5,784
Posted By siracusa
Here are some of my favourites for the past week,...

Here are some of my favourites for the past week, David

Notes from the road #86 © 2014 Luiman
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28407/med_U28407I1407173034.SEQ.0.jpg

light relief...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-02-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,660
Posted By siracusa
The history of my cameras does not interest...

The history of my cameras does not interest me.
My Petriflex 7 was owned by my father, and it has sentimental value to me. But the real story with this is not the camera or its history, but really...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-01-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 4,549
Posted By siracusa
I'm speak with no expertise on gear, though I own...

I'm speak with no expertise on gear, though I own an R2. My thoughts are that as has been suggested, if you're only ever going to use a 21mm lens, the L is fine.
However, I imagine that by shopping...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-01-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,402
Posted By siracusa
What I like to imagine I'd have said were I as...

What I like to imagine I'd have said were I as eloquent as Telenous, but instead I blathered. This is the crux of the matter, surely: that it's not just a technical question (can digital technology...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-01-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,402
Posted By siracusa
I find this a difficult question to get my head...

I find this a difficult question to get my head around. Partly because everything I think about film is bound up with my own personal memories, experiences and nostalgia, and partly because...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-01-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 10,582
Posted By siracusa
Heart and all best wishes goes out to your...

Heart and all best wishes goes out to your friend, Keith.
In some way his story and the story of how you got your M240 are now intertwined... it's very powerful to think that the story of an...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-31-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,912
Posted By siracusa
Oh now you're talking Jeff. Best idea I've heard...

Oh now you're talking Jeff. Best idea I've heard all day. It's genius. And the thing is, back when cameras of that vintage were new, people would use them, acknowledge the shortcomings relative to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-31-2014
Replies: 1,135
Views: 243,847
Posted By siracusa
The images in this thread continue to astound me.

The images in this thread continue to astound me.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-31-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,912
Posted By siracusa
This thread has me inspired / thinking...I have a...

This thread has me inspired / thinking...I have a Panasonic FZ20 I was given. Perhaps I should take heed of the example Back Alley is setting here with the Mavica and go out and use this camera.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-31-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,912
Posted By siracusa
When I saw this thread I had to hit google to...

When I saw this thread I had to hit google to find out what a Mavica is. The miracle that is wikipedia has an image of the original 1981...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-31-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 7,394
Posted By siracusa
None of my friends own an M240. I do have a...

None of my friends own an M240. I do have a friend with a fantastic corkscrew that doubles as a bottle opener and she also offers fantastic repartee as an added bonus, however, and this is the kind...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,497
Posted By siracusa
I'm not even going to guess which is which - this...

I'm not even going to guess which is which - this despite having previously owned a Nokton, and currently owning a ZM Planar. I guess the point is this: if you sell the Nokton you gain a comparable...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-31-2014
Replies: 142
Views: 19,382
Posted By siracusa
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38968/med_U38968I1355737944.SEQ.0.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38968/U38968I1357598073.SEQ.0.jpg...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-31-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,865
Posted By siracusa
Okay, my apologies for reading too much into that...

Okay, my apologies for reading too much into that phrase :)
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-31-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,865
Posted By siracusa
When you ask "should", it seems to indicate a...

When you ask "should", it seems to indicate a sense of necessity that I find curious.

Maybe the properties of the glass are things that lens designers "should" pay attention to. For we laypeople,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-31-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By siracusa
Thank you, David - Oleg it is! It makes sense to...

Thank you, David - Oleg it is! It makes sense to leave things to those who know what they are doing rather than to add to the world's population of cameras ruined by well-intentioned botching.
Best,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-31-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,849
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, Jim, Robert, for the mentions, which are...

Thanks, Jim, Robert, for the mentions, which are greatly appreciated, David
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-31-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 4,631
Posted By siracusa
Thanks biomed, Robert, for the mentions, David

Thanks biomed, Robert, for the mentions, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-31-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By siracusa
Dear John, Thank you for this. It is interesting...

Dear John,
Thank you for this. It is interesting that you mention the shutter curtains, as here is the only thing about the appearance of the camera body that looks less than excellent. The curtains...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-31-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By siracusa
Zorki I shutter issue

Dear all,
I have what looks like a Zorki I (C) 1951-1953 as per the descriptions on the Soviet Cams webpage: http://www.sovietcams.com/index.php?-1795780876
I had bought the camera only for its lens,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-31-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,819
Posted By siracusa
I owned an M8, which I was more than happy with,...

I owned an M8, which I was more than happy with, but I think the improvements (framelines, shutter, sapphire glass) in the 8.2 would probably swing it for me if I was in your position. When I bought...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-30-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,883
Posted By siracusa
That's good advice Keith. My experience may not...

That's good advice Keith. My experience may not be representative as I've only had one generic battery, which is hardly an ideal sample. It worked fine for six months before giving out. The charger...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-29-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,849
Posted By siracusa
Thanks Filmtwit, icebear, for the mentions, David

Thanks Filmtwit, icebear, for the mentions, David
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-28-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,849
Posted By siracusa
and a few more: Switzerland, 1991 © 2014...

and a few more:
Switzerland, 1991 © 2014 Lawrence
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/776/med_U776I1406143159.SEQ.0.jpg

Notes from the road #83 © 2014...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-28-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,849
Posted By siracusa
Some amazing images again this week. Here are...

Some amazing images again this week. Here are some of my faves:
Summertime © 2014 Filmtwit
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/35273/med_U35273I1406479318.SEQ.0.jpg

Mazed (No. 1) ©...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-26-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,806
Posted By siracusa
With the modesty of the young couple...

With the modesty of the young couple preserved:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38968/med_U38968I1375051006.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 07-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,744
Posted By siracusa
Is it a pentax k1000?

Is it a pentax k1000?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2,386
Posted By siracusa
There's a fairly recent post about this on the...

There's a fairly recent post about this on the google+ rolleiflex & tlr community page, confirming that his contact details have changed . Read the post here (and you'll be able to contact the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,474
Posted By siracusa
Without wishing to hijack your thread as you...

Without wishing to hijack your thread as you asked specifically about the j9, if you're looking for a reasonably priced portrait lens, have you considered the 9cm f4 Elmar in ltm mount? Outstanding...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-23-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,750
Posted By siracusa
Similar ideas are not new - first home movies,...

Similar ideas are not new - first home movies, later came portable video cameras... They never killed photography, in part because not only are different skills and sensibilities involved in their...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-23-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 6,506
Posted By siracusa
Kertesz is my favourite, and besides him...

Kertesz is my favourite, and besides him Cartier-Bresson, Rodchenko and Ronis.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-22-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 4,631
Posted By siracusa
Thanks Shirley and Jim for the mentions, David

Thanks Shirley and Jim for the mentions, David
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-22-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By siracusa
I guess you've tried all the obvious repairers. I...

I guess you've tried all the obvious repairers. I can't vouch for Marc Nicolas but if you haven't already tried contacting him, he does specifically list Voigtlander on his website as a brand he is...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-21-2014
Replies: 240
Views: 157,663
Posted By siracusa
Hear, hear...

Hear, hear...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-21-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 4,631
Posted By siracusa
And a few more... David Met © 2014...

And a few more... David

Met © 2014 Icebear
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/med_U6650I1405910572.SEQ.4.jpg

Untitled - Photo 230820 © 2014...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-21-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 4,631
Posted By siracusa
And some of my favourites from this week -...

And some of my favourites from this week - David.

Fence Shadow © 2014 Barnwulf
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/29574/med_U29574I1405544549.SEQ.0.jpg

Untitled - Photo 230680 ©...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-21-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 4,631
Posted By siracusa
Thanks j.scooter and rogrund for the mentions,...

Thanks j.scooter and rogrund for the mentions, David
Forum: RFF Polls 07-21-2014
Replies: 240
Views: 157,663
Posted By siracusa
My mother is a New Zealander who has learned my...

My mother is a New Zealander who has learned my father's ancient language.
My father describes himself as a citizen of the world first, and as Welsh second.
I describe myself as a European first. And...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2014
Replies: 407
Views: 72,381
Posted By siracusa
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38968/U38968I1352676557.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-18-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 6,572
Posted By siracusa
This is excellent news, Raid. It will be like new...

This is excellent news, Raid. It will be like new when they have finished with it. Hopefully the camera will be back with you very soon.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-16-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,988
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, biomed, froyd, jim (barnwulf) and lynnb...

Thanks, biomed, froyd, jim (barnwulf) and lynnb for the mentions, David
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-15-2014
Replies: 246
Views: 22,510
Posted By siracusa
I posted a while back that there was something...

I posted a while back that there was something going on in one of your images that reminded me a little of Giacomelli, but I couldn't understand why. I think I am beginning to see what it was. Behind...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-14-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,988
Posted By siracusa
Thanks filmtwit, scrambler, for the mentions....

Thanks filmtwit, scrambler, for the mentions. Here are some of the many excellent images of the past week that have stayed with me and made me go back to them.

Basalt column cave, Iceland © 2014...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-14-2014
Replies: 246
Views: 22,510
Posted By siracusa
Another strong, excellently composed image,...

Another strong, excellently composed image, Luigi. I'm struck by these lines and structures which are so inescapable in the landscape you are travelling through, yet here and in other images you are...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-14-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By siracusa
Cheers Ko.Fe.! After this herculean task, once...

Cheers Ko.Fe.! After this herculean task, once reassembled, that lens is not coming off my camera for a good while - I'm not sure whether the lens owes me, or whether I owe the lens, but it's not...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-14-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By siracusa
The helicoid is free!!! Hooray. Okay, I'm going...

The helicoid is free!!! Hooray.
Okay, I'm going to start with the fisherman's yarn about what happened, and then I am going to say how I really freed it.
In version 1, not having any 92% alcohol, I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-14-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By siracusa
Thanks Wolves. Yes, the optics block is out and...

Thanks Wolves. Yes, the optics block is out and the lens is disassembled save for the seized helicoid that I can't remove. I tried heat once but will try again after it has soaked further for a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-14-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By siracusa
I thought I'd post a quick update. After leaving...

I thought I'd post a quick update. After leaving the lighter fluid to soak into the threads overnight it is still stuck fast. Perhaps this wasn't long enough so I shall try again and leave it a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By siracusa
Thanks Colyn, this sounds like a good plan. I...

Thanks Colyn, this sounds like a good plan. I shall report back tomorrow.
Forum: Foca Cameras 07-13-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 2,840
Posted By siracusa
I use a Foca PF3. I like it very much - mine has...

I use a Foca PF3. I like it very much - mine has the 5cm f2.8 lens, which is very good. I imagine that the 3.5 lens would probably be a Tessar copy, though I am just speculating, and I'd guess it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By siracusa
Funny you should ask, DNG, I have tried - with a...

Funny you should ask, DNG, I have tried - with a hairdryer, great minds clearly think alike btgc ;) - but with no joy I'm afraid. There is now lighter fluid slowly working into the threads. I feel...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By siracusa
Thanks Joe, that hadn't even occurred to me -...

Thanks Joe, that hadn't even occurred to me - I'll try this now. David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By siracusa
Thanks ABrosig, I will give this a go and see...

Thanks ABrosig, I will give this a go and see what happens.
Forum: Foca Cameras 07-13-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,543
Posted By siracusa
Thanks for that Farlymac. I'm okay with it not...

Thanks for that Farlymac. I'm okay with it not coupling as I can go hyperfocal. I guess I will give a PF1b a go. If I can mount the lens on the PF3, great, if not I'll have a dedicated 35.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By siracusa
Dead Jupiter

Fresh from the success of making my Jupiter 3 focus correctly I decided to mend a Jupiter 8 I was given some time ago as a basket case.
Focusing on the J8 (a black 1970s version) was slightly stiff...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-08-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 5,234
Posted By siracusa
Thanks Lynn, mlehrman, Jamie Pillers, Jim, for...

Thanks Lynn, mlehrman, Jamie Pillers, Jim, for the mentions, which are appreciated - David
Forum: Foca Cameras 07-08-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,543
Posted By siracusa
Foca Oplar lens query

You know those moments when you think you are about to ask a really stupid question.....well, let me share mine.
Having been searching for a 35mm 3.5 to use on my Foca PF3, an alternative path...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-08-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 5,234
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, Lynn, for the mention, which I...

Thanks, Lynn, for the mention, which I appreciate.
Dick, the simplest method is to look at the image and click onto EXIF. A panel showing exif data will appear, and if you look down the panel you...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-08-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 5,234
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, filmtwit, for mentioning my image, David

Thanks, filmtwit, for mentioning my image, David
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-07-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 5,234
Posted By siracusa
..a wonderful visual conundrum from...

..a wonderful visual conundrum from coelacanth:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27968/med_U27968I1404258381.SEQ.0.jpg

some of the loveliest shadows I did see from...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-07-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 5,234
Posted By siracusa
...something cerebral from...

...something cerebral from luiman:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28407/med_U28407I1404667141.SEQ.0.jpg

...and a special and very touching image from...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-07-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 5,234
Posted By siracusa
Some picks from me, starting with a classic shot...

Some picks from me, starting with a classic shot from icebear:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/med_U6650I1404694889.SEQ.2.jpg

...and a classic shot from...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-07-2014
Replies: 246
Views: 22,510
Posted By siracusa
It is difficult to add anything to this thread...

It is difficult to add anything to this thread that hasn't already been commented - the crisp exposure, the composition, the processing and tones... These and other points have already been made very...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-05-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 10,297
Posted By siracusa
Very nice shots, Erik. So much do I like the...

Very nice shots, Erik. So much do I like the Summaron 3.5 that I own two, the only lens I have ever duplicated (and this coming from somebody who doesn't actually have a lot of gear). These shots,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By siracusa
Cheers Lynn - good advice. In the spirit of...

Cheers Lynn - good advice. In the spirit of historical accuracy I've loaded it into my father's old Petriflex 7. Just need to wait now for some sunshine, which was something else I understand they...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-07-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 4,302
Posted By siracusa
...and a few more Untitled - Photo 221527 © 2014...

...and a few more

Untitled - Photo 221527 © 2014 Tuna
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2655/med_U2655I1388874954.SEQ.1.jpg

Lock 51 © 2014...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-07-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 4,302
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, Jim, for the mention. Here are a few of...

Thanks, Jim, for the mention. Here are a few of my favourites from the week. -David


... © 2014 Luiman
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28407/med_U28407I1388606132.SEQ.0.jpg...
Forum: Foca Cameras 01-06-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,332
Posted By siracusa
Thanks for these links, JRMinox; I shall try Pro...

Thanks for these links, JRMinox; I shall try Pro Service as they are based on Bd Port Royal, which will be very handy for me to get to.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By siracusa
Ilford Super Colorprint, Expired May 1970

I've just been given a 20 exposure roll of 35mm Ilford Super Colorprint that expired in 1970. The box speed is 64, and from a quick google I gather that it would have been a C-22 process, so if I...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-06-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 4,302
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, Richard (Richard G), Michael (MLehrman)...

Thanks, Richard (Richard G), Michael (MLehrman) for noticing and mentioning my images. I am still narrowing down my picks but shall upload them today or tomorrow.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 4,003
Posted By siracusa
I think for me the key is that we are always...

I think for me the key is that we are always aware of the capabilities, and the limitations, of whatever piece of equipment we use. When I look at old family photos, those who took them were aware of...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-02-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,319
Posted By siracusa
Thanks gb hill, Luigi, for mentioning my images -...

Thanks gb hill, Luigi, for mentioning my images - much appreciated, David.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-30-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,319
Posted By siracusa
...and some more of my favourites this week....

...and some more of my favourites this week. -David

Nuns With Men © 2013 Tuna
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2655/U2655I1388354733.SEQ.0.jpg

Untitled - Photo 221119 © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-30-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,319
Posted By siracusa
Thanks Richard, Lynn, I sincerely appreciate the...

Thanks Richard, Lynn, I sincerely appreciate the mentions.
Here are some of my favourites this week, in two posts. -David

Untitled - Photo 220980 © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-25-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,088
Posted By siracusa
Thanks RichardG, froyd, LynnB, Rezinator,...

Thanks RichardG, froyd, LynnB, Rezinator, MLehrman.
Forum: Foca Cameras 12-23-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,332
Posted By siracusa
Foca shutter question

When I last used my Foca 3 étoiles back in the summer, on scanning the negs without first examining them I noticed white bands halfway through the frames on about five images out of a 36 exp roll. I...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-23-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,088
Posted By siracusa
...and a few more -David Patterns © 2013...

...and a few more -David
Patterns © 2013 Fotorees
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/58450/med_U58450I1387641275.SEQ.0.jpg
Untitled - Photo 220845 © 2013 Richard...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-23-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,088
Posted By siracusa
Some picks from me for the week... The Arch ©...

Some picks from me for the week...
The Arch © 2013 Taskoni
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/39285/med_U39285I1387294430.SEQ.2.jpg
And how could I not also pick this one from...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-23-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,088
Posted By siracusa
Thanks, filmtwit, for the mention - much...

Thanks, filmtwit, for the mention - much appreciated, and I'd like to echo Robert's (rhl-oregon) sentiments about the fellowship and wonderful examples shared by RFF gallery posters which make this a...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-19-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 6,007
Posted By siracusa
...and a few more of my faves Piles © 2013...

...and a few more of my faves
Piles © 2013 Angelog
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/55888/med_U55888I1387157307.SEQ.0.jpg

Piazza play © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-19-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 6,007
Posted By siracusa
Thanks very much, sixpence and biomed, for...

Thanks very much, sixpence and biomed, for mentioning my images.
Here are some of my favourites from the week:
Untitled - Photo 220267 © 2013...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-17-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 6,007
Posted By siracusa
Thanks Ko.Fe., icebear for noticing my images....

Thanks Ko.Fe., icebear for noticing my images.
There have been so many great images this week that I'm still trying to shorten my list of favourites to manageable proportions, but I shall post my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By siracusa
Here's my...

Here's my effort
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38968/med_U38968I1306228844.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-10-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 4,523
Posted By siracusa
Lynn, Jim, thanks very much, I appreciate your...

Lynn, Jim, thanks very much, I appreciate your mentions, which have made my day. David
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-09-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 4,523
Posted By siracusa
Thank you, biomed, icebear and Angelo for...

Thank you, biomed, icebear and Angelo for mentioning my images. Here are some of my favorites from the past week....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-09-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 8,284
Posted By siracusa
I briefly had a Minilux some years ago and do not...

I briefly had a Minilux some years ago and do not recall ever finding its af a cause for frustration. I do, however, remember being incredibly impressed by the lens, and griping about the viewfinder,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,512
Posted By siracusa
All weekend, a Foca 2* with 50 2.8 that is IMHO...

All weekend, a Foca 2* with 50 2.8 that is IMHO as good as the Elmar 50 2.8. Shutter needs a service but I enjoy it too much to take it in. Tomorrow I'll be accompanied to work by a Minolta SR-3 that...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-26-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,456
Posted By siracusa
There's a pub I often stop in after a long day at...

There's a pub I often stop in after a long day at work for a quick scotch. It has a lovely original interior, and I have lost count of the times I've been stood at the bar with a friend and have...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-14-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,803
Posted By siracusa
A few picks from me -...

A few picks from me -...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-13-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,803
Posted By siracusa
Thanks for mentioning my image, Jim. -David.

Thanks for mentioning my image, Jim. -David.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-09-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,168
Posted By siracusa
Thanks for the mention, Jim. I'm a bit slow...

Thanks for the mention, Jim. I'm a bit slow putting my own picks up this week again as I've not had great internet access, but here are some of the ones I really liked....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-08-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,653
Posted By siracusa
I recently got an M8, having previously delayed...

I recently got an M8, having previously delayed my decision through concerns similar to yours. I half expected that it would arrive and I'd immediately regret my decision or that the camera would...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-31-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,213
Posted By siracusa
Some picks from me for the week -...

Some picks from me for the week -...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-23-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,432
Posted By siracusa
...and another couple -...

...and another couple -...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-23-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,432
Posted By siracusa
Here are my picks for the week -...

Here are my picks for the week - David.

Richard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,453
Posted By siracusa
Is it my imagination, or is the viewfinder on the...

Is it my imagination, or is the viewfinder on the right on the Voigtlander Prominent? Or, if you want to hedge bets, how about a Foca with the vf window centred.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-19-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 6,146
Posted By siracusa
Thank you, all, for your helpful suggestions. lam...

Thank you, all, for your helpful suggestions. lam - that biogon looks super, and it's interesting to read that you adjusted to the 50, MCTuomey. I think I'm going to leave myself a couple of weeks...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-18-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 6,146
Posted By siracusa
M8 lens suggestions

Well, I've done it. I'm now the owner of an M8 for all of about a week or so. I'm not much of a gear head, and would appreciate any thoughts and comments on lens choices.

I had planned to get a CV...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-17-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 3,368
Posted By siracusa
Some picks from...

Some picks from me...

lynnb:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/U27021I1373544292.SEQ.0.jpg

Richard...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-13-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 4,751
Posted By siracusa
Workload pressures kept me away from photography...

Workload pressures kept me away from photography and RFF for a few months, and I've really missed browsing the gallery. Now things are back to normal and I'm catching up with life and photography...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-29-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 4,106
Posted By siracusa
Thanks Tony, Jim, for mentioning my images.

Thanks Tony, Jim, for mentioning my images.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-28-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 4,106
Posted By siracusa
Agianelo: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgalle...

Agianelo:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/11977/med_U11977I1358946688.SEQ.0.jpg

Wpalank:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/40500/med_U40500I1359167139.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-28-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 4,106
Posted By siracusa
Semrich: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgaller...

Semrich:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/5622/med_U5622I1359214801.SEQ.0.jpg

Tigerphil:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34170/med_U34170I1358858741.SEQ.0.jpg

Ni...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2013
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,481,586
Posted By siracusa
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38968/U38968I1352674461.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,171
Posted By siracusa
+1 and some extra characters to make up post...

+1
and some extra characters to make up post length.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-27-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,978
Posted By siracusa
Excellent shots Johan - and no signs of camera...

Excellent shots Johan - and no signs of camera shake so you clearly didn't drink enough whisky ;)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4,073
Posted By siracusa
I'd also love to see a 50 converter and would use...

I'd also love to see a 50 converter and would use my X100 far more if there was one. I'd be very surprised if they were to introduce one, though.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-24-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By siracusa
I only had chance to shoot a roll or so at a flea...

I only had chance to shoot a roll or so at a flea market, and didn't take any worth entering - but here's one of my outtakes from the roll: 'Freedom is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,308
Posted By siracusa
Petriflex 7 slr. A beautiful (in an ugly way),...

Petriflex 7 slr. A beautiful (in an ugly way), heavy SLR. The 50mm 1.8 is really good, especially for black and white. I should use it more, but it's so big and bulky compared to the M2 or the OM10...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-23-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,726
Posted By siracusa
Congratulations to Clint Troy, thompsonks, Warren...

Congratulations to Clint Troy, thompsonks, Warren T, lam, KDemas, tuanvinh2000, for your wonderful images, and indeed to all the entrants!
Forum: RFF Polls 01-22-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 4,386
Posted By siracusa
I also agree with you, Stephen, for all the...

I also agree with you, Stephen, for all the reasons you have outlined.
On a more personal level, my job involves rating (grading students' work). Even though transparent criteria are used, there is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-22-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,043
Posted By siracusa
One more quick comment: the link to your RFF...

One more quick comment: the link to your RFF gallery in the links page just seems to take me to the main RFF gallery, rather than to your own gallery of images, so it may be worth double checking the...
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