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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-27-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,707
Posted By tripod
That Is Brilliant! My New Favourite Site. Thank...

That Is Brilliant! My New Favourite Site. Thank you!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-20-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By tripod
A comment on the aethetics: I like picutures of...

A comment on the aethetics: I like picutures of the bride getting ready, but this one is indelicate and uncomplementary.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-20-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 3,395
Posted By tripod
If the aperture is in the same location as your...

If the aperture is in the same location as your other Elmars, then the golden lens IS an Elmar.

Whether the lens and the camera are originally gold or plated afterwards is the issue, I think.
...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-20-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 3,395
Posted By tripod
Where is the diaphram (aperture blades) located...

Where is the diaphram (aperture blades) located in your lens? Is it right behind the front element or further back in the lens?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 5,746
Posted By tripod
edited to keep thread on track

edited to keep thread on track
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-16-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,806
Posted By tripod
At $3000 a pop, Brian Sweeney could make a lot...

At $3000 a pop, Brian Sweeney could make a lot of money!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-16-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,455
Posted By tripod
Dremmel tool, non-reversable

Dremmel tool, non-reversable
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-11-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,455
Posted By tripod
These Fujis are definitely not the best option...

These Fujis are definitely not the best option for lots of low light shooting. The T setting is a pain. Otherwise, great camera. I've heard that lots of users cut the sliding lens hood off.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-09-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By tripod
INteresting photos. Did you take any more photos...

INteresting photos. Did you take any more photos of the chess players? I'd have worked that scene more, perhaps isolating just the players and table under that lovely canopy of vine leaves.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 9,457
Posted By tripod
Rabbits rarely do, unlike those cheaply built...

Rabbits rarely do, unlike those cheaply built Leicas.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-05-2008
Replies: 111
Views: 10,934
Posted By tripod
Personally, I've had bad luck with Minox 35s and...

Personally, I've had bad luck with Minox 35s and Oly XAs (several examples of each) while others rave about them.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 9,457
Posted By tripod
THIS type of gear thread I could live without.

THIS type of gear thread I could live without.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-05-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,441
Posted By tripod
The CV 28/35 minifinder is nice to use with the...

The CV 28/35 minifinder is nice to use with the Bessa L and either a 28 or 35mm lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2008
Replies: 99
Views: 6,427
Posted By tripod
Nice thread, Ruben. 2 sayings come to mind:...

Nice thread, Ruben. 2 sayings come to mind: Growing old is not for the faint(weak) of heart, and: The older we get, the greater we were.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 4,548
Posted By tripod
It sounds like that Simon and Garfunkel song: 50...

It sounds like that Simon and Garfunkel song: 50 ways to leave your lover

Just slip out the back, Jack.
Make a new plan, Stan.
No need to be coy, Roy.
Just set yourself free!
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-05-2008
Replies: 111
Views: 10,934
Posted By tripod
Good analogy, rxmd, but there is an intermediate...

Good analogy, rxmd, but there is an intermediate possibility: a carpenter with both a hand drill for delicate work, and a power drill for when it's appropriate. I'd prefer to hire that one.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-04-2008
Replies: 111
Views: 10,934
Posted By tripod
I wish there were a sarcasm emocon. I agree with...

I wish there were a sarcasm emocon.
I agree with you, Tim.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-04-2008
Replies: 111
Views: 10,934
Posted By tripod
Real photographers don't care or talk much about...

Real photographers don't care or talk much about gear.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-04-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,730
Posted By tripod
If he's a good friend, why doesn't he sleep at...

If he's a good friend, why doesn't he sleep at your place instead of in the street?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-04-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,838
Posted By tripod
This difference of opinions about including or...

This difference of opinions about including or excluding the bridge, is a good example how subjective critiques are, and the value of same.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-03-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 3,515
Posted By tripod
Sorry Krosya, I should have just sent this...

Sorry Krosya, I should have just sent this complaint to SG instead of infecting your thread.
You can attach a thumbnail link to a huge picture and not effect the thread.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-03-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 3,515
Posted By tripod
Nice shots BUT I wish there was a limit to the...

Nice shots BUT I wish there was a limit to the size of the image you can imbed in the text to prevent the need to scroll horizontally to see the text in all subsequent posts for thoses of us without...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-30-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By tripod
The ugly Fed 5 makes any photographer carrying...

The ugly Fed 5 makes any photographer carrying one, look handsome in comparison.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-29-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By tripod
I love places like that for photography! Go back...

I love places like that for photography! Go back there with a nude model.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-28-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 4,535
Posted By tripod
"vast majority"? This is a perfect example of...

"vast majority"?

This is a perfect example of the genisis of mis-information on the internet. How often will people now repeat this "fact", spreading it farther and wider?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-28-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 4,491
Posted By tripod
I'd suggest an M6 with either 50mm Elmar-M or...

I'd suggest an M6 with either 50mm Elmar-M or 35mm Zeiss f2.8, depending on if you're more a 50 or 35mm type.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-27-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,460
Posted By tripod
I'd leave it unopened (collectors like that) and...

I'd leave it unopened (collectors like that) and sell it for big bucks. Buy a used Rollei and lots of film with the proceeds.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 8,433
Posted By tripod
I do not think that bokeh is a silly thing, but...

I do not think that bokeh is a silly thing, but perhaps Ned could start another thread on this, as only he can.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-27-2008
Replies: 122
Views: 10,706
Posted By tripod
You can' t please everyone, so be sure to at...

You can' t please everyone, so be sure to at least please yourself. Do what you do, the way you do it, to the best of your ability, and keep striving to learn and improve. If others like your pics,...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-26-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,460
Posted By tripod
Depends if you want to use it or sell it.

Depends if you want to use it or sell it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-26-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,362
Posted By tripod
Check the contrast of the RF patch.

Check the contrast of the RF patch.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-26-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,338
Posted By tripod
I don't know, there's a pic on the first page...

I don't know, there's a pic on the first page where the subject (girl in pink top) is pretty fuzzy.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-25-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,783
Posted By tripod
What do you want to know? They are all fine...

What do you want to know? They are all fine cameras. You must make the choice for yourself. Which camera feels right for you?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-25-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,355
Posted By tripod
Being careful not to strip any threads, go ahead...

Being careful not to strip any threads, go ahead and try all available holes.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-23-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 6,505
Posted By tripod
Does he work on CLs if the meter is not the...

Does he work on CLs if the meter is not the problem?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-23-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 6,505
Posted By tripod
You seem to do a lot of trying to fit things...

You seem to do a lot of trying to fit things where they shouldn't ought to go. ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-22-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 4,218
Posted By tripod
Better for what, shooting sports? Instead fo a...

Better for what, shooting sports?

Instead fo a poll, why not just talk about your experiences and results?

Sorry Sepia, but this a poor way to begin.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-22-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,329
Posted By tripod
Thank you for the materials and instructions you...

Thank you for the materials and instructions you provide, Jon!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2008
Replies: 76
Views: 9,268
Posted By tripod
Sometimes I use a cheap "World Famous" brand...

Sometimes I use a cheap "World Famous" brand canvas bag or an army surplus type bag, with Domke inserts to organize and protect the camera gear.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-21-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 6,505
Posted By tripod
Ken, if it makes you feel any better, I'd be...

Ken, if it makes you feel any better, I'd be interested in your sale, but I already have a Barnack body and a Summaron.

If you put a CV28/35 minifinder on that body with the Summaron, you would...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2008
Replies: 108
Views: 8,142
Posted By tripod
The wording used in the original post seemed to...

The wording used in the original post seemed to me purposefully designed to stir up trouble.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-20-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By tripod
I'm not sure if this is true, but I read once...

I'm not sure if this is true, but I read once that the Japanese had made a sign which substituted an R for an L. What they wanted it to say was: Ronald Reagan, congratulations on your big eLection!
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-16-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 4,730
Posted By tripod
Inexperienced photographers can benefit from...

Inexperienced photographers can benefit from quality critique.

Among experienced photographers though, it's like Picasso trying to tell Monet how to paint like him.

A critique, unless the point...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-16-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,346
Posted By tripod
That kind of damns all internet forums including...

That kind of damns all internet forums including this one! ;)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-16-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 4,730
Posted By tripod
You (may) eventually get to a point where...

You (may) eventually get to a point where external validation is not so important and photography becomes a personal, self-directed journey.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By tripod
Bill, I"m pretty sure funkaoshi was being...

Bill, I"m pretty sure funkaoshi was being sarcastic.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-12-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,728
Posted By tripod
Is there a set screw or anything similar on a...

Is there a set screw or anything similar on a Summitar? The front part ahead of the aperture scale just unscrews, right?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 21,184
Posted By tripod
Just goes to show you that it's the indian, not...

Just goes to show you that it's the indian, not the arrow.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 7,766
Posted By tripod
Isn't it because JKR herself is the celebrity,...

Isn't it because JKR herself is the celebrity, not her son, and that the photo was going to be published in a newspaper? Her son isn't newsworthy. She certainly could not prevent HER picture from...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-07-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 4,763
Posted By tripod
I wouldn't characterize a Rollei Tessar lens as...

I wouldn't characterize a Rollei Tessar lens as "low contrast.". (Just want to have all my punctuation bases covered. :))

The camera and lens cannot be blamed for graininess or bad colours. It's...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-05-2008
Replies: 59
Views: 4,901
Posted By tripod
I think that everyone has their own style, and...

I think that everyone has their own style, and that it is constantly evolving, or should be. The more experienced one becomes the more consistent this style becomes, (even as it is still evolving),...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-03-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 8,298
Posted By tripod
Personally, I choose to stay away from the...

Personally, I choose to stay away from the high-end and expensive Leica gear like the MP, M8, M7, Noctilux, Summiluxes, and modern Summicrons. I have 2nd tier lenses like CV, Summaron, Summitar, and...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-03-2008
Replies: 92
Views: 12,854
Posted By tripod
The equipment information satisfies the gear...

The equipment information satisfies the gear headedness part in us. So, the specific model is nice to know, but really it's the format and type of camera (RF, SLR, TLR, scale focuser, field LF, mono...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-02-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,575
Posted By tripod
Not exactly a mess, but not as clean as an M2 for...

Not exactly a mess, but not as clean as an M2 for example.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-02-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By tripod
Fair price. $25 would be great, $75 would be...

Fair price. $25 would be great, $75 would be high.
I have one and converted it to silver cells by opening it up and soldering 2 diodes into the battery wire. Works great.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-02-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,575
Posted By tripod
That's just the way it is. I find that my CL is...

That's just the way it is.

I find that my CL is a great platform for my tiny 35mm Summaron and 28mm Canon lenses, with or without the CV minifinder on top.

The 40mm Nocton works great though I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-02-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,392
Posted By tripod
Depends on what you're smoking.

Depends on what you're smoking.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-01-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,575
Posted By tripod
Wasn't the (non) issue about using the C lenses...

Wasn't the (non) issue about using the C lenses for the CL (40 and 90) on the regualr M camera models, not about using the other M lenses on the CL?
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-01-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,575
Posted By tripod
My gut feeling is that the short base length of...

My gut feeling is that the short base length of the CL would be accurate enough for an f1.4 40mm lens. Brian Sweeney uses a Canon 50 f1.5 on a CL. It would be interesting to hear his opinion.

If...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-01-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By tripod
A pair of $100 Converse running shoes that we...

A pair of $100 Converse running shoes that we bought on-line for our daughter cost us an additional $70 in UPS fees. This is from the US to Canada. This has been my experience with UPS. Just...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-01-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By tripod
Beware of using UPS internationally because they...

Beware of using UPS internationally because they charge a Custom's brokerage fee that is a rip-off. IMO
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-30-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,757
Posted By tripod
Digital scan of 9x18" Kodak aerial film taken...

Digital scan of 9x18" Kodak aerial film taken with a view camera. ? I wonder what the new technology is.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-30-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 7,387
Posted By tripod
It's good that everyone has different taste buds.

It's good that everyone has different taste buds.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-30-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,546
Posted By tripod
If you can get it for a low price, it's worth...

If you can get it for a low price, it's worth it.
The lenses are better than the bodies, which suffer from reliability issues, regardless of the anecdotal praise given so far.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-28-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 7,387
Posted By tripod
The Rollei 35 ergonomics do make sense on the...

The Rollei 35 ergonomics do make sense on the models with the meter readout on the top deck. Meter reading, exposure control setting, and distance scale setting is all accomplished with the camera...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-28-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 7,387
Posted By tripod
The Rollei Tessar and Sonnar optics, and build...

The Rollei Tessar and Sonnar optics, and build quality are superior IMO, but there is no denying that the Oly RC is a fine camera.

But then, I am a Rollei fan, so I'm biased.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-28-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 9,426
Posted By tripod
Kind of like R2D2 on Starwars?

Kind of like R2D2 on Starwars?
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-27-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 3,546
Posted By tripod
I have 2 photos of my son with our dog, one taken...

I have 2 photos of my son with our dog, one taken with a Rollei TE and the other with a Leica III with Summar. They couldn't be more different! They were taken on diferent days with different...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-27-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 7,387
Posted By tripod
Metal, mechanical, full manual control Rollei 35...

Metal, mechanical, full manual control Rollei 35 vs. polycarbonate, AE exposure Oly XA. I find the Rollei to be a serious camera while the XA is more a point and shoot. I could be satisfied with a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-27-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 6,588
Posted By tripod
Erik, the TLR has already been bought and is in...

Erik, the TLR has already been bought and is in the mail.

About folders, the Zeiss Nettar is a well built line, and not nearly as heavy as the Zeiss Ikontas.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-27-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 6,588
Posted By tripod
There ain't no mirror bumpers in a TLR.

There ain't no mirror bumpers in a TLR.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-27-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,628
Posted By tripod
Another recommendation for the movie Little Miss...

Another recommendation for the movie Little Miss Sunshine !
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-27-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 8,141
Posted By tripod
If you Google "mercury battery adaptor" you'll...

If you Google "mercury battery adaptor" you'll find a wealth of info.

Here is one of the sites: http://www.buhla.de/Foto/eQuecksilber.html

This may be the easiest solution: ...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-27-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 8,141
Posted By tripod
The reason that I prefer the models with the...

The reason that I prefer the models with the meter readout in the top deck, over the readout in the viewfinder, is that with these cameras one holds them at belly or chest level to set the focus...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-26-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 8,141
Posted By tripod
Now don't be hasty selling a CL! It's got lens...

Now don't be hasty selling a CL! It's got lens interchangeability potential that the Rollei 35s do not.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-26-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,382
Posted By tripod
Are you interested in one, Ruben?

Are you interested in one, Ruben?
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-26-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 8,141
Posted By tripod
Bwah-haa-haaa! :)

Bwah-haa-haaa! :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By tripod
If you use the flash on manual or auto, instead...

If you use the flash on manual or auto, instead of TTL flash control, a regular thin PC (not computer) cord works. I don't know about that particular flash though. You can buy small cheapie...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-26-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 8,141
Posted By tripod
I used the S for a walk along the river today. ...

I used the S for a walk along the river today. These Rollei 35s are about 1/2 the weight and bulk of a full size camera, but full value for quality.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-26-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 8,141
Posted By tripod
That Wikipedia link I provided is very...

That Wikipedia link I provided is very informative.

original German Rollei 35, T, and S, are all match needle in the top deck.

TE and SE models have LED readouts in the viewfinder.

check the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-26-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 8,141
Posted By tripod
Here's a good link to the various models....

Here's a good link to the various models. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollei_35
Google search Rollei 35 brings up lots of informative sites.

Pitxu, I have a T, an S, and a B35. The B35 is my car...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-26-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 8,141
Posted By tripod
The 35B and LED models are cheaper and were built...

The 35B and LED models are cheaper and were built to a lower standard than the other models.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-26-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 8,141
Posted By tripod
All those Rollei 35 models (T, S, TE, SE) after...

All those Rollei 35 models (T, S, TE, SE) after the original that was called "Rollei 35" with Tessar lens, were assembled in singapore, I believe. No problem there. The original German Rollei 35's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 3,564
Posted By tripod
By calling itself Rangefinder Magazine, it raised...

By calling itself Rangefinder Magazine, it raised a lot of our hopes and expectations, toying with our emotions.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By tripod
Taping a Leica: this puts some people right over...

Taping a Leica: this puts some people right over the edge. Wait and see.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By tripod
Patient: "Doctor, it hurts when I do...

Patient: "Doctor, it hurts when I do this."
Doctor: "Don't do that."
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-23-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 3,913
Posted By tripod
Anything is art if it's intended to be, though...

Anything is art if it's intended to be, though not all art is "good" , however one chooses to define that.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-22-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,977
Posted By tripod
So, you're asking him to make the other one...

So, you're asking him to make the other one rotate too? ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By tripod
Priorities change as you become an adult and...

Priorities change as you become an adult and responsible for a family, but you still need to make some free time just for yourself. It just won't be as much as before.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-22-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,977
Posted By tripod
Think of it as a feature rather than a fault. ;)

Think of it as a feature rather than a fault. ;)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-18-2008
Replies: 142
Views: 10,988
Posted By tripod
Considering the affairs of other governments that...

Considering the affairs of other governments that the US does stick its nose into, intervening for Tibetten human rights is not such a bad reason .... but, there's just no oil there, right?

Never...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-18-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,511
Posted By tripod
I use HC-110 @ 1:100 dilution and use a syringe...

I use HC-110 @ 1:100 dilution and use a syringe without the metal needle to suck it up and shoot it into the premeasured water. Once, I tried pouring the correct amount of developer into a graduated...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-18-2008
Replies: 142
Views: 10,988
Posted By tripod
Understood, Rover! I can't respect Bill's...

Understood, Rover!
I can't respect Bill's opinion, but I won't call him names.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-18-2008
Replies: 1,085
Views: 291,067
Posted By tripod
Can Royal Enfields be likened to FSU photo gear?

Can Royal Enfields be likened to FSU photo gear?
Forum: RFF Polls 04-18-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,627
Posted By tripod
Just to test this logic, do you not believe in...

Just to test this logic, do you not believe in the existence of black holes, quasars, atoms, etc. because you have not seen or experienced them directly?
Forum: RFF Polls 04-17-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,627
Posted By tripod
Ah, okay thanks. I just walk past the TV while...

Ah, okay thanks. I just walk past the TV while my teenagers watch the Simpsons.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-17-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,627
Posted By tripod
I knew a very normal person in a responsible and...

I knew a very normal person in a responsible and respected position who was dead serious about believing that she had been abducted by aliens. This person was not a kook (in any other aspect) and...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-17-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,627
Posted By tripod
I for one, welcome our new insect overlords!...

I for one, welcome our new insect overlords!
Homer Simpson
Forum: RFF Polls 04-17-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,627
Posted By tripod
Do you believe?

Let's do a poll. Do you believe in ghosts and or aliens? Please vote once for each topic.

Does anyone have any photos, faked or real, of either?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-17-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,021
Posted By tripod
I don't know about that Joe. I'd think instead...

I don't know about that Joe. I'd think instead that if the photos are just hoaxes, there would be more nowadays with the easy digicams. It doesn't even cost you a roll of film and developing to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-17-2008
Replies: 146
Views: 17,871
Posted By tripod
Raid, you probably mean the collapsible f2...

Raid, you probably mean the collapsible f2 Summitar, as the Summarit is the rigid f1.5 lens.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-16-2008
Replies: 142
Views: 10,988
Posted By tripod
Many thanks, Bill! ;)

Many thanks, Bill! ;)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-16-2008
Replies: 146
Views: 17,871
Posted By tripod
Collapsibility is definitely a desirable feature...

Collapsibility is definitely a desirable feature for me. It reduces the thickness of the camera enough to fit into some pockets making it more carryable.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-16-2008
Replies: 142
Views: 10,988
Posted By tripod
Your view of the big picture may be different...

Your view of the big picture may be different Bill, if you had children. Having children makes one less selfish and more thoughtful of the future. Parents and grandparents naturally have a greater...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-16-2008
Replies: 148
Views: 14,833
Posted By tripod
Are you struggling deciding between the M8 and...

Are you struggling deciding between the M8 and Nikon D3? (http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=47861)

In a word, no. Film still floats my boat.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-16-2008
Replies: 142
Views: 10,988
Posted By tripod
...take only memories and leave only footprints.

...take only memories and leave only footprints.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 2,813
Posted By tripod
Hi David, The keeping it simple tack is a...

Hi David,
The keeping it simple tack is a romantic notion, but if you have your sister established there already, if I were you, I'd take more gear (range of lens focal lengths, back up body, and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-16-2008
Replies: 142
Views: 10,988
Posted By tripod
Spending money on an experience is sometimes...

Spending money on an experience is sometimes better than on another thing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2008
Replies: 83
Views: 7,550
Posted By tripod
Certainly that used to be true but in these days...

Certainly that used to be true but in these days of conceptual art and where anything can be art, it can be a toss up as to whether the sanitation workers pick up that pile of garbage before the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-16-2008
Replies: 142
Views: 10,988
Posted By tripod
I'm not sure that capitalism is an...

I'm not sure that capitalism is an environmentally sustainable system. Certainly not in its present form.

It is so entrenched, that I fear that a significant "market adjustment" is necessary.

Our...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-16-2008
Replies: 142
Views: 10,988
Posted By tripod
Bill, I think you need to find religion. You...

Bill, I think you need to find religion. You seem lost and directionless. ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-15-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,626
Posted By tripod
I would imagine that most people speak...

I would imagine that most people speak Portuguese. ;)
Forum: RFF Polls 04-15-2008
Replies: 283
Views: 21,517
Posted By tripod
Raid, how will you handle colour and B+W film? My...

Raid, how will you handle colour and B+W film?
My problem is that I shoot mainly B+W, process and print myself, but some images scream colour, and colour print film is great for a vacation album.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-15-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,021
Posted By tripod
How about US jet fighter pilots?

How about US jet fighter pilots?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-15-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 6,306
Posted By tripod
Vacation is "my time" and "my time" includes...

Vacation is "my time" and "my time" includes photography! Sometimes it's tough to include photography in your day to day grind (I still try though) because your mind is pretty full and occupied.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-14-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 6,306
Posted By tripod
Jeez, I didn't realize that the 120 film format...

Jeez, I didn't realize that the 120 film format is outdated! ;)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-14-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 6,306
Posted By tripod
Hey Roger, congrats on your new sub-forum! I...

Hey Roger, congrats on your new sub-forum!

I enjoy the experience of using a variety of cameras. When going out to take photos, unless there is a plan and specific requirement, I take a camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,368
Posted By tripod
Maybe it's those extra fingers of yours? :)

Maybe it's those extra fingers of yours? :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-14-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By tripod
Don't worry, DOF will cover it.

Don't worry, DOF will cover it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,000
Posted By tripod
Don't take pictures of rough looking men with...

Don't take pictures of rough looking men with lots of tattoos without their permission - yakusa!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-13-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,224
Posted By tripod
I'd suggest a new camera, a Bessa R2A, for a new...

I'd suggest a new camera, a Bessa R2A, for a new rangefinder user. No issues, no surprises. You may or may not get interested in vintage RF cameras and lenses after your first RF camera. The vintage...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-13-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By tripod
You can use any 50mm LTM rangefinder lens for...

You can use any 50mm LTM rangefinder lens for this. In fact, the 50f3.5 Elmar was recommended by Leitz for this purpose. Enlarger lens boards are ususally 39mm threads, just like the LTM cameras.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-13-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 3,874
Posted By tripod
Here are my small Summaron 35f3.5 and Canon...

Here are my small Summaron 35f3.5 and Canon 28f3.5. The Elmar 35f3.5 is flatter than the Summaron.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-13-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By tripod
Here's my Bessa L in its Nikon FG case.

Here's my Bessa L in its Nikon FG case.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-13-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 3,874
Posted By tripod
I was just trying to be accurate in the...

I was just trying to be accurate in the description of the sizes of these lenses that the OP may not ever have seen, and needed to rely on these descriptions. In this case, a little more precision...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-13-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 3,874
Posted By tripod
Think of the Canon 35mmf2.8, then reduce it's...

Think of the Canon 35mmf2.8, then reduce it's size by 40%. That's the size of a Summaron 35mmf3.5
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-13-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 7,897
Posted By tripod
The photographer-camera system often effects the...

The photographer-camera system often effects the type of pictures taken with different styles of cameras. Think of LF view cameras vs P+S digi cams as examples. Bill, you are being more precise in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-13-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 3,874
Posted By tripod
Personally, I would not describe the Canon 50f1.4...

Personally, I would not describe the Canon 50f1.4 as a small RF lens. Very obviously larger than the Canon 50f1.5 and CV50f2.5
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-13-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 3,874
Posted By tripod
In 50mm, the Canon f1.5 and the CV50f2.5 are both...

In 50mm, the Canon f1.5 and the CV50f2.5 are both as compact as they get without collapsing. In 35mm the Summaronf3.5, and in 28mm the Canon f3.5 are tiny. Add the CV28/35 minifinder and you have a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,727
Posted By tripod
Size matters! Small RF lenses are good.

Size matters! Small RF lenses are good.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-12-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,743
Posted By tripod
The leather case that the Sekonic 398 light meter...

The leather case that the Sekonic 398 light meter comes in is a perfect size, but vertical orientation.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-12-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,161
Posted By tripod
Sorry, don't have any other 28 RF lenses. ...

Sorry, don't have any other 28 RF lenses. Results are nice and crisp. The lens (mine's an f3.5) is tiny!
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-12-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,161
Posted By tripod
vintage Canon 28mm f3.5 or f2.8

vintage Canon 28mm f3.5 or f2.8
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-12-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 5,237
Posted By tripod
Raid sold a Brian Sweeney J3? That's crazy. ...

Raid sold a Brian Sweeney J3? That's crazy. Sorry to say so, Raid.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2008
Replies: 83
Views: 7,550
Posted By tripod
MOST know ONLY bad teachers? No good ones? That's...

MOST know ONLY bad teachers? No good ones? That's sad and unfortunate. I've had several good ones. Often it is whether a personal connection is made or not, that generates the feeling that a teacher...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-12-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,096
Posted By tripod
Brian, okay so no aperture or shutter priority,...

Brian, okay so no aperture or shutter priority, just full program or metered manual. (Sounded too good to be true.)
I guess that meter cell will cause some problems in the disassembly of the front...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2008
Replies: 83
Views: 7,550
Posted By tripod
Certainly skills and concepts can be taught, but...

Certainly skills and concepts can be taught, but tallent can only be nurtured.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-12-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,096
Posted By tripod
Minolta 7s

I found this really nice (minty) Minolta 7s fixed lens RF camera at a thrift shop. 45mm f1.8 Rokkor lens. Both aperture and shutter speed dials have Auto settings, so it seems that if I wanted...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2008
Replies: 83
Views: 7,550
Posted By tripod
Art degrees are a form of safety net for...

Art degrees are a form of safety net for galleries and buyers in these days of highly questionable art.

The concept of legitimacy is found in the guilds from medieval times that required thorough...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-11-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By tripod
A case for a Nikon FG will fit the Bessa L and R

A case for a Nikon FG will fit the Bessa L and R
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-11-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,677
Posted By tripod
Precisely. In this digital age, sadly, it's...

Precisely. In this digital age, sadly, it's something that few families have and will eventually realize and greatly regret.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-11-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,677
Posted By tripod
Colour film for family album snap shots.

Colour film for family album snap shots.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2008
Replies: 83
Views: 7,550
Posted By tripod
Sour grapes, methinks.

Sour grapes, methinks.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-10-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 4,048
Posted By tripod
Aren't you just a riddle inside a mystery,...

Aren't you just a riddle inside a mystery, wrapped in an enigma! ;)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-10-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 6,484
Posted By tripod
I would choose the HP5 even if the price was the...

I would choose the HP5 even if the price was the same as TX. Been using it for years
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-09-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,561
Posted By tripod
The famous one of the man jumping the puddle, is...

The famous one of the man jumping the puddle, is heavily cropped.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-09-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,561
Posted By tripod
Personally I'm more into photography than...

Personally I'm more into photography than computer assisted illustration. But I'm old. As long as I can do what I want, I don't much care about what others do or how they do it. Life is short. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,731
Posted By tripod
Don't tell them anything. They should process it...

Don't tell them anything. They should process it as normal.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,655
Posted By tripod
Hey, I really like that idea! I just may look...

Hey, I really like that idea! I just may look into reversal processing for B+W neg film to create positives to project. Too bad Scala was so expensive and the processing difficult to obtain and not...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-09-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 4,673
Posted By tripod
Cibachrome is a positive to positive process. ...

Cibachrome is a positive to positive process. You make the print directly from a positive transparency. (slide) I still have several prints that I made, oh, 30 years ago. A great guy, Ted Zuber,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,655
Posted By tripod
I can do what I want to do, and how I want to do...

I can do what I want to do, and how I want to do it. I continue to do it the old fashoined way so I don't have to worry.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-08-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 4,826
Posted By tripod
So you're saying that the full frame sensors...

So you're saying that the full frame sensors out-resolve a fine-grained film?
(I am not up to speed on digital capabilities and don't intend to argue the point.)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-08-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 4,826
Posted By tripod
I think I have a problem with this statement ...

I think I have a problem with this statement Could you explain?

BTW, congrats on the M8, Dave!
Forum: RFF Polls 04-08-2008
Replies: 283
Views: 21,517
Posted By tripod
Okay, I've got it down to 4 cameras for my trip...

Okay, I've got it down to 4 cameras for my trip to France for a week and a bit this summer: folding MF camera with B+W film with the possibility of high quality enlargements, 35mm RF camera with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-08-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 4,673
Posted By tripod
I remember a time when museums and art galleries...

I remember a time when museums and art galleries would only accept colour photographic prints if they were made by dye transfer or Cibachrome since they were concerned with archival-ness.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-08-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 4,673
Posted By tripod
B+W film converts images to B+W. It only needs...

B+W film converts images to B+W.

It only needs to be stated that it's digital, and what the printing process and print medium is.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-08-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,966
Posted By tripod
The SL66 is huge but so is the 330. The...

The SL66 is huge but so is the 330. The Hasselblad is comparable to a Rolleiflex in size. The SLR's are oriented horizontally, while the TLRs are oriented vertically. The SL66 is a very cool...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-08-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,435
Posted By tripod
This isn't what you asked, but if you want to...

This isn't what you asked, but if you want to simplify your gear by carrying just one body with one lens, why not take the M6 with its built in meter, so you don't need a separate external meter?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-07-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 5,276
Posted By tripod
Please let us know if you find a difference...

Please let us know if you find a difference between your new Summicron 35 and the CV35 you were using. It's a pretty expensive upgrade. I'd be interested to now if it is worth it.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-07-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,476
Posted By tripod
That's the reason why a preset (focus and...

That's the reason why a preset (focus and exposure) manual camera can be faster and better than an auto-everything camera.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-07-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,462
Posted By tripod
There are no shortcuts in life, I'm simply going...

There are no shortcuts in life, I'm simply going to have to do some lens testing. Not only is lens rendition subjective as to whether it is pleasing or not, individual lens sample variation also...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-07-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 5,276
Posted By tripod
Colin, excellent photos and commentary!

Colin, excellent photos and commentary!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-07-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,463
Posted By tripod
IF buying, trying, and selling photo gear...

IF buying, trying, and selling photo gear provides some pleasure, then why not? This endeavour may not be as lofty a pursuit as making satisfying images, and it may even get in the way of creating...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-07-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,462
Posted By tripod
Planning to take: CV21 wide Canon 28f3.5 very...

Planning to take:
CV21 wide
Canon 28f3.5 very small and light
Summaron 35f3.5 very small and light, old world results
CV40f1.4 for speed
a 50mm lens or 2, or maybe just the Elmar f3.5
probably not an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-07-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,462
Posted By tripod
When we're talking about a special trip (for me)...

When we're talking about a special trip (for me) and something as small as a RF lens, I'd rather have it with me and not need it, than to leave it at home and then find out that there was a use for...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-06-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 3,164
Posted By tripod
The most important part is the brain and eyes of...

The most important part is the brain and eyes of the person holding it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,462
Posted By tripod
Steve, I thought at the beginning of your post...

Steve, I thought at the beginning of your post you were going to rip me.

I'm going to have to do some quick comparison tests (I hate tests) with my 50mm lenses to directly compare their results,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-06-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,463
Posted By tripod
Buy a Canon P? :)

Buy a Canon P? :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-06-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,463
Posted By tripod
Another thought: how's your sleep? Do you...

Another thought: how's your sleep? Do you snore? Do you feel crumby and irritable most of the time? I was diagnosed with sleep apnia after several years of poor sleep due to incomplete sleep...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-06-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,463
Posted By tripod
I think it's an evolutionary process. First...

I think it's an evolutionary process. First comes the thrill of the first photos, then the years of obsession with gear, then it comes around to the images being important again. Anyone may stop at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,462
Posted By tripod
Writing out the question helps clarify my...

Writing out the question helps clarify my thoughts on this. Now I'm thinking the modern CV50 for convenience, AND the uncoated Elmar for the vintage look. The Elmar adds negligable bulk and weight,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,462
Posted By tripod
Which 50mm lens for vacation?

On the heels of Raid's 50mm lens thread:

I'm heading to France this summer and have my gear sorted out, except for which compact 50mm lens to take.

It'll be going on a Konica Hexar RF body with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,472
Posted By tripod
"Best" fixed lens RF with manual controls and...

"Best" fixed lens RF with manual controls and meter = Olympus 35RC
Forum: RFF Polls 04-06-2008
Replies: 137
Views: 14,397
Posted By tripod
When travelling: 21, 28, 35, 50, and a CV40 for...

When travelling: 21, 28, 35, 50, and a CV40 for speed. 2 bodies
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-06-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,418
Posted By tripod
It's kind of like how cats come into a room and...

It's kind of like how cats come into a room and jump into the laps of only those people who hate cats. ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,472
Posted By tripod
Bessa L and scale focus that 35mm lens.

Bessa L and scale focus that 35mm lens.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-05-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,383
Posted By tripod
Hey, I liked your introduction thread so much, I...

Hey, I liked your introduction thread so much, I thought I'd bless you with my learned and professional opinion. ;)
Forum: RFF News 04-05-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 3,404
Posted By tripod
Hang in there, Joe! Winter's over and the days...

Hang in there, Joe! Winter's over and the days are getting longer. Everything looks better in the summer.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-05-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,383
Posted By tripod
Put some nasty porn picture in there. Show it...

Put some nasty porn picture in there.
Show it to your subject after taking her picture and pretend that it's a digital preview screen. ;)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-05-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By tripod
Yes you can!

Yes you can!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-05-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 2,616
Posted By tripod
You can make your own with an empty 35mm film...

You can make your own with an empty 35mm film spool and a small saw.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-05-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,961
Posted By tripod
look for: Minolta Autocord Yashicaflex Mamiyaflex

look for:
Minolta Autocord
Yashicaflex
Mamiyaflex
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-05-2008
Replies: 80
Views: 12,861
Posted By tripod
Polaroid: instant results for lighting set-ups,...

Polaroid: instant results for lighting set-ups, exposure tests, and so you wouldn't have to to let someone else print those pictures of your girlfriend. :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-04-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By tripod
Yes it is, in my opinion. $150 for a...

Yes it is, in my opinion.

$150 for a cosmetically worn R, and $130 for the CV50f2.5 is very good.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-04-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 16,217
Posted By tripod
There is a GS645W Pro with a 45mm lens (about...

There is a GS645W Pro with a 45mm lens (about 28mm equiv), and a folding GS645 Pro with a 75mm lens (about 50mm equiv). I think Fuji also made a GS645 with a tubular lens bumper with a 60mm lens that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-04-2008
Replies: 126
Views: 11,345
Posted By tripod
I'll take it off his hands for the same price.

I'll take it off his hands for the same price.
Forum: Off Topic 04-04-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By tripod
More reason to ban public photography...

More reason to ban public photography altogether.:bang:
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,048
Posted By tripod
The concept is great for prof sport photographers...

The concept is great for prof sport photographers and for scientists and for industrial applications, but for a hobbyist, it's as much fun as fishing with dynamite: guarranteed sucess for sure, but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-03-2008
Replies: 126
Views: 11,345
Posted By tripod
Great quote of course, but I don't understand....

Great quote of course, but I don't understand. Are you saying no one should criticise what he did?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-03-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 2,616
Posted By tripod
I sometimes put a CV Meter II on my Contax II.

I sometimes put a CV Meter II on my Contax II.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-02-2008
Replies: 126
Views: 11,345
Posted By tripod
Thumbs down Looks like $60 bought you a whole lotta grief...

Looks like $60 bought you a whole lotta grief from this forum.
Forum: 2008 Street Photos 04-01-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 15,702
Posted By tripod
Is there a prize? :D

Is there a prize? :D
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-01-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,403
Posted By tripod
21mm is a fun focal length, not for all of your...

21mm is a fun focal length, not for all of your photos, but it gives you a different option to 35.

So does 50mm.

So does every different focal length, if you think about it.

But if you're...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-01-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 2,616
Posted By tripod
The lens will probably be better than the camera....

The lens will probably be better than the camera. I'll let Ruben talk to you about the magic of the Kiev.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-01-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,008
Posted By tripod
A project or theme is almost always a good idea.

A project or theme is almost always a good idea.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By tripod
SLR lenses do have some personality, certainly...

SLR lenses do have some personality, certainly more than lenses on digital cameras, but not as much as lenses for RF cameras.

;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By tripod
Sunny 16 .

Sunny 16 .
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-31-2008
Replies: 106
Views: 8,242
Posted By tripod
Excellent! Let's all start afresh.

Excellent! Let's all start afresh.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-31-2008
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Posted By tripod
IMO: I love Ruben! There, I've said it. He is...

IMO:

I love Ruben! There, I've said it.

He is over the top many times. (Sometimes way over.) For technical advice I may go elsewhere.

Nikon RF's are way better than Kievs and Contaxes at least...
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