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Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Dogman
Conversely, I owned the 60mm and hated it. The...

Conversely, I owned the 60mm and hated it. The slow, back-and-forth AF--even in bright daylight--was beyond frustrating. Optically, it was great. In function, not great at all. I sold it as soon...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Dogman
Peter, I don't own this lens for a couple of...

Peter, I don't own this lens for a couple of reasons--I don't shoot portraits and I'm not interested in macro photography. But I've read the LensTip.com and Opticallimits.com reviews due to general...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Dogman
I use Lightroom 6 with Iridient X-Transformer. ...

I use Lightroom 6 with Iridient X-Transformer. Mainly because I'm familiar and comfortable using them and they get good results. I don't do a great deal of post processing. Worrying that I'll...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,589
Posted By Dogman
Thank you, Peter. You put it very well. I can...

Thank you, Peter. You put it very well.

I can remember using a Sharpie pen to remove intrusive trash from my 4x5 transparencies and Spotone to remove the same from B&W prints. I've used bleach to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 962
Posted By Dogman
Yeah, I don't see many digital cameras when I'm...

Yeah, I don't see many digital cameras when I'm out and about either.

But I see exactly zero film cameras in use.

Smart phones everywhere. Photographers who use real cameras are few. I guess that...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,053
Posted By Dogman
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,053
Posted By Dogman
What? You can take pictures with a cellphone? ...

What? You can take pictures with a cellphone? Huh. I keep forgetting that.

I have a GRII for exactly the purpose mentioned. It fits nicely in a pocket. Usually I carry it when I don't think...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 4,391
Posted By Dogman
Prints and multiple portable drives. Nothing is...

Prints and multiple portable drives.

Nothing is really permanent.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 828
Posted By Dogman
My car is a 2014 model (bought used two years...

My car is a 2014 model (bought used two years ago) and it came with two owner's manuals. The thin one is for the standard automobile features that basically tells you you can't fix any of them so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 193
Views: 10,206
Posted By Dogman
A lot has changed since this was first posted. ...

A lot has changed since this was first posted. For me, my favorite camera is now the Fuji XPro2. Why? Because I enjoy using it. Also the Fuji lenses are outstanding and the Raw files are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 828
Posted By Dogman
Sometimes friend, sometimes foe. But it offers...

Sometimes friend, sometimes foe. But it offers too many good things to ignore or avoid.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,058
Posted By Dogman
I had some issues with the X-trans sensor and...

I had some issues with the X-trans sensor and Lightroom but then I started using Iridient X-transformer+LR and the problems were solved. I've tried both Capture One and Luminar 3 but I'm too...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 771
Posted By Dogman
I've used some variation of most of the Fuji...

I've used some variation of most of the Fuji models. My main camera is the XPro2 due to the hybrid viewfinder and overall handling. I also love the X100S for the size and, yes, the hybrid...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,692
Posted By Dogman
Time. The smell will fade away in time. Since...

Time. The smell will fade away in time.

Since this original question was asked in 2010, I expect the odor is beginning to fade away.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 869
Posted By Dogman
Lots of stuff happened. SLRs were more...

Lots of stuff happened. SLRs were more versatile--lenses from 6mm to 2000mm. Nikon F's could be used to take pictures on the weekend and you could use them to drive nails at the construction site...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Dogman
You cannot expect the same results if you change...

You cannot expect the same results if you change media types. The "fine art" matte papers take ink differently from the baryta and smooth finish semigloss papers and, at least in the case of Epson,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By Dogman
Amazon Prime video lists it for sale for $9.99. ...

Amazon Prime video lists it for sale for $9.99. Of course you have to be a Prime member to get the streaming.

Amazon also sells DVD players for as little as 30 bucks.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Dogman
I've never used Canon printers and I've never...

I've never used Canon printers and I've never used Aquarelle Rag (although I've used several other Canson matte papers in an Epson). So I'm just offering opinions here--actually WAGs.

Matte papers...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,062
Posted By Dogman
Love the look, Godfrey. I've always loved the...

Love the look, Godfrey. I've always loved the look of SWC images although I've never owned one.

I've considered buying the Laowa 9mm to use on my Fuji bodies just to get something akin to the SWC...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-13-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,374
Posted By Dogman
iridium7777, your story sounds familiar. I sold...

iridium7777, your story sounds familiar. I sold my Leicas and went totally digital in 2008. About the same time, I shut down my darkroom for good. I had three refrigerators at the time and the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,344
Posted By Dogman
Ricoh makes a killer 21mm equivalent conversion...

Ricoh makes a killer 21mm equivalent conversion lens to fit the GR. I think they changed the mount or something when they went from the GRII to the GRIII so the older ones won't fit. I have one for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,666
Posted By Dogman
If you're worried about theft, just paint your...

If you're worried about theft, just paint your camera dayglo psychedelic colors. It's not stealthy but it sure lowers the value of the camera for a thief trying to sell it. 'Course it lowers your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,344
Posted By Dogman
If a camera doesn't work for you, you won't use...

If a camera doesn't work for you, you won't use it. So you've answered your own question about that.

I have a GRII. I bought it even though it had no viewfinder and a viewfinder was something I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By Dogman
Like most photographers, I try to perfectly frame...

Like most photographers, I try to perfectly frame and compose my shots. In fact, it doesn't always happen. And while Henri Cartier-Bresson might rise from his grave and flog me with a moldy M3, I...
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,964
Posted By Dogman
I'm still using LR 6.14 but I get Apple messages...

I'm still using LR 6.14 but I get Apple messages on restarts that tell me LR will not work on future editions of the operating system.

Fuji had (maybe still has) an offer of a free download of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By Dogman
When I read a camera or lens review online, I...

When I read a camera or lens review online, I usually just go to the "Pros" and "Cons" section at the end of the review. I consider whether the bad points and good points have any relevance to my...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,794
Posted By Dogman
I worked for a daily newspaper during the days of...

I worked for a daily newspaper during the days of Tri-X. I can recall a period of 2-3 years when I didn't own a working light meter. Good old Tri-X had so much latitude I could guess at exposures...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,160
Posted By Dogman
Oh hell, with that kind of money you could just...

Oh hell, with that kind of money you could just hire one of them to take the pictures for you and then claim them as your own. Who needs skill or ability when you've got lots of money?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-03-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,160
Posted By Dogman
Hi, Huss. I didn't see your post. But I guess...

Hi, Huss. I didn't see your post. But I guess this proves great minds think alike.:D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-03-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,160
Posted By Dogman
Considering what you get for the exorbitant price...

Considering what you get for the exorbitant price other than an ugly design, it should be called "The Grifter".
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Dogman
Clear filters will protect the front element. ...

Clear filters will protect the front element. I've thrown away a considerable number of scratched filters over the years but I don't think I've ever had a lens element get messed up.

I'm too lazy...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-29-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Dogman
Not an expert, can't answer. I was never a...

Not an expert, can't answer.

I was never a methodical shooter to begin with. My favorite medium format film camera was the Pentax 645, a camera I used like a 35mm, mostly handheld.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-29-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,173
Posted By Dogman
I also have a collection of oversize Hawaiian...

I also have a collection of oversize Hawaiian shirts.

But I don't wear the shirts and the vest together.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,173
Posted By Dogman
I used my first vest while working at a daily...

I used my first vest while working at a daily newspaper. I seldom carried extra lenses and never a spare body--too heavy. I carried film, batteries, pen and paper and occasionally small flashes...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-23-2019
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,060
Posted By Dogman
I recently discovered Louis Stettner and I've...

I recently discovered Louis Stettner and I've ordered several of his books. Sadly I've been completely ignorant of his work until now. He died a few years ago at age 93. "Traveling Light" is a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-21-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,794
Posted By Dogman
Yep, I do use the histogram pretty often. But a...

Yep, I do use the histogram pretty often. But a good bit of the time I just go with the aperture priority settings and auto ISO. Sometimes I'll switch to shutter priority or even manual but keep...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,689
Posted By Dogman
"The basic argument is that guys suck at relating...

"The basic argument is that guys suck at relating emotionally to other men because of contemporary homophobia, so they turn to women to take care of them instead.

"This behavior affects the world of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,275
Posted By Dogman
First time I ran into this sort of thing was...

First time I ran into this sort of thing was several years ago in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The wife and I had enjoyed spending an afternoon wandering around a large flea market and avoiding the other...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,058
Posted By Dogman
I still have my Canon gear. But its days in my...

I still have my Canon gear. But its days in my possession are numbered. There's no denying how good the pictures were that I made with it. And I still like optical viewfinders over electronic...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Dogman
My first thought was a Nikon FM or FE crossbred...

My first thought was a Nikon FM or FE crossbred with several mongrel camera bodies from hell.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-17-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,794
Posted By Dogman
Oh jeez, Bill. You reminded me of those horrible...

Oh jeez, Bill. You reminded me of those horrible days when the newspaper I worked for went color and decided on color slides to make the editor's job of viewing photos easier. What a cluster! A...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 531
Posted By Dogman
One of my points here is that a screen image only...

One of my points here is that a screen image only looks good for quick, cursory viewing. It encourages the viewer to look and move on. A printed image can hold your attention and invite close...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 531
Posted By Dogman
They look good on the screen but when compared to...

They look good on the screen but when compared to the print, the screen image looks like crap.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,851
Posted By Dogman
And that's very sad. I just started a thread...

And that's very sad.

I just started a thread about viewing prints vs viewing on screen and my thought is that all photos viewed online look like crap compared to the photo printed well on paper. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 531
Posted By Dogman
Okay, back up a minute. I think many of you are...

Okay, back up a minute.

I think many of you are misunderstanding. When I say "prints" I'm not talking about chemical darkroom prints specifically. I think I mentioned prints done on paper,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 531
Posted By Dogman
Prints on the wall vs images on the screen

I've never posted photos online until recently. I tried posting here but the whole process was too involved for my lazy ass to ever learn. Then I joined another forum and their process was simple: ...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-16-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 21,233
Posted By Dogman
Buy a camera for each lens. (Only slightly...

Buy a camera for each lens.

(Only slightly kidding.)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-16-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 21,233
Posted By Dogman
Oh, sure you can. Think about it.;)

Oh, sure you can. Think about it.;)
Forum: Photo Software 05-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,034
Posted By Dogman
I keep getting messages that Lightroom--or maybe...

I keep getting messages that Lightroom--or maybe some parts of LR--will no longer work with the next version of the Mac OS. That despite a systems review that shows it's compliant with the planned...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-16-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 21,233
Posted By Dogman
I need to change my vote. Again. With the...

I need to change my vote. Again.

With the introduction of the new 16mm f/2.8, it is now firmly on my favorites list.

And if the amount of use shows favoritism, the 23/2, 35/2 and 50/2 remain on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,851
Posted By Dogman
Yep. Me too.

Yep.

Me too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,851
Posted By Dogman
In the 1950's, the average family camera was a...

In the 1950's, the average family camera was a Kodak Brownie. It was good enough and easy to carry around for those special occasions that required pictures. Serious photographers were using...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By Dogman
Probably a Giotto bulb blower. I hate the spots...

Probably a Giotto bulb blower. I hate the spots that come from dust on sensors.

In the "nice-to-have" department: Many years ago Sandisk had some freebie flash card pouches included with some of...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Dogman
The 16, 23, 35 group is now my normal kit and I...

The 16, 23, 35 group is now my normal kit and I occasionally throw in the 50.

For the past coupla weeks I've used the 16mm more and I'm now finding it pretty useable on both the XPro1 and XPro2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 590
Posted By Dogman
I feel for you, olifaunt. My photography goes...

I feel for you, olifaunt. My photography goes through periods as well. Most recently my wife and I have been suffering through the prolonged death of her sister and that's kinda knocked my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,114
Posted By Dogman
According to a couple of biographies I've read he...

According to a couple of biographies I've read he most certainly processed his film early on. It was mentioned he processed his film while he worked as a hunter in Africa long before photography...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,136
Posted By Dogman
These days I shoot 100% digital and I delete the...

These days I shoot 100% digital and I delete the hell out of duplicates and bad shots. In bygone days I tossed out duplicate slides and bad shots but I filed away all my negatives. I also have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,114
Posted By Dogman
He did it until he didn't have to. Then he had...

He did it until he didn't have to. Then he had others do it for him.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-06-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,153
Posted By Dogman
I make no attempt to simulate the look of silver...

I make no attempt to simulate the look of silver prints. I like the look of a digital print on matte surface rag watercolor paper. To my eyes the look is cleaner with better detail, the image is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 817
Posted By Dogman
There's a helluva lot of things in photography...

There's a helluva lot of things in photography today that make my eyes hurt.

The obsession with bokeh makes pretty clear to me how unfocused most 21st Century photography really is. Those f/64...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 994
Posted By Dogman
I'm a user, not a collector...more an...

I'm a user, not a collector...more an accumulator. I wouldn't buy anything I couldn't use.
If the price was low enough and the camera could fit within my uses, yeah I'd buy it.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-26-2019
Replies: 2,528
Views: 621,524
Posted By Dogman
I'm a Raw shooter, 100%. Well, 99.999%.

I'm a Raw shooter, 100%. Well, 99.999%.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-26-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,270
Posted By Dogman
The lenses I use the most are all f/2 or f/2.8. ...

The lenses I use the most are all f/2 or f/2.8. I have faster lenses but they don't get much use unless I want to take a picture at f/1.4 for the limited DOF effect. But I seldom go for an effect...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,810
Posted By Dogman
What do I miss most about the 60's? That radio...

What do I miss most about the 60's?

That radio thing mentioned above. Radio stations weren't divided into genres. Radio stations played almost every type of music--you got rock, pop, light jazz,...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-25-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Dogman
Well, since Ken cancelled his order, I'll jump in...

Well, since Ken cancelled his order, I'll jump in with an opinion. Note that I don't test lenses, I just take pictures. I've not tested flare, coma, distortion, chromic aberrations or vignetting...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 934
Posted By Dogman
Most of the criticism of "Women Are Beautiful"...

Most of the criticism of "Women Are Beautiful" was based on political views, not on the quality of the art. The fact is, I think the book was weak from concept to fruition. But I loathe how people...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By Dogman
Tripod adds another disadvantage. You can go...

Tripod adds another disadvantage.

You can go on into infinity on the merits of one format over another. It always comes down to what you prefer or what you need or what you have available.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-19-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 934
Posted By Dogman
The DVR is set.

The DVR is set.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,454
Posted By Dogman
I don't classify my photography as being...

I don't classify my photography as being "street". It's more "general BS" or "mindless meandering".

Either way, for the types of photos most people today consider street photography I pretty much...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Dogman
The sky has been falling since at least the...

The sky has been falling since at least the mid-19th Century.
Forum: Photo Software 04-16-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By Dogman
Looks like I'll be forced into Adobe's Cloud...

Looks like I'll be forced into Adobe's Cloud based LR app. May as well go ahead and get used to it.

And I'll be dumping old apps I've kept but haven't used for some time such as Picasa and photo...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-15-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,137
Posted By Dogman
You have excellent taste in optics.:D Those are...

You have excellent taste in optics.:D

Those are the lenses I use most.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 4,140
Posted By Dogman
The conversion lenses are quite nice. But I...

The conversion lenses are quite nice. But I eventually sold both of mine because I simply liked the camera "as is" better.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-09-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 15,756
Posted By Dogman
Very sad...........

Very sad...........
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By Dogman
I feel the same way. Simplicity is important to...

I feel the same way.

Simplicity is important to me. I have very basic needs when it comes to my camera usage. I like the philosophy Leica has about simplicity but I can simplify my Fuji cameras...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-06-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By Dogman
I'm always set on B&W (AKA: Monochrome), no...

I'm always set on B&W (AKA: Monochrome), no filters. I always shoot Raw, never JPEG. After choosing those that I might want to print, I run them through Iridient X-Transformer.
I then convert the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,075
Posted By Dogman
The 23mm f/2 Fuji WR lens is fully corrected...

The 23mm f/2 Fuji WR lens is fully corrected optically, not by the software. At least according to both LensTip.com and Opticallimits.com in their measurements of the lens. The distortion in the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,075
Posted By Dogman
I know this is pointless but.... Try something. ...

I know this is pointless but....

Try something. Take a picture of a building straight on with the camera held perfectly level and not tilted either forward or backward. Then take a picture of the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Dogman
I've had good luck with third party batteries. ...

I've had good luck with third party batteries. They have shorter lifespans than OEM batteries, in my experience, but they cost considerably less.

I did have a couple of Wasabi brand Fuji...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,075
Posted By Dogman
As has been pointed out, the lens is not showing...

As has been pointed out, the lens is not showing a flaw whatsoever.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,075
Posted By Dogman
This is a job for Sinar, Linhof, Deardorff, etc.

This is a job for Sinar, Linhof, Deardorff, etc.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,075
Posted By Dogman
I've never experienced distortion with my 23/2. ...

I've never experienced distortion with my 23/2. I recall Lenstip's review of the lens indicated virtually zero distortion, even in uncorrected Raw files. Also, LR automatically corrects the Raw...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,512
Posted By Dogman
I only use one camera and one lens...at a time. ...

I only use one camera and one lens...at a time. But I usually have available as many as three cameras, each with lenses attached.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 15,756
Posted By Dogman
So sad. Like others here, I've read his shared...

So sad. Like others here, I've read his shared knowledge since "Shutterbug" magazine days. I've missed him here on RFF and wondered about him. He will be missed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 955
Posted By Dogman
Lazy old fat guy tryin' to look like...

Lazy old fat guy tryin' to look like Cartier-Bresson.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,042
Posted By Dogman
I want small size, simplicity, excellent image...

I want small size, simplicity, excellent image quality and the availability of superb optics. I want something akin to the Leica M10 but autofocus...yet cheap enough for a mere mortal to afford. ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-29-2019
Replies: 585
Views: 85,952
Posted By Dogman
I've never tried to post on this site before but...

I've never tried to post on this site before but here goes....

Fuji XPro2, Fuji 23/1.4 at maximum aperture:
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-23-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By Dogman
Like others, I had a hard time finding someone...

Like others, I had a hard time finding someone willing to take my darkroom equipment for free. I still have 2-3 enlargers stored in the attic that will probably eventually end up on the curb.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,293
Posted By Dogman
Reading this I came to a realization. Today the...

Reading this I came to a realization. Today the worst job on earth I can think of is to be a police officer. To be crushed between the political bureaucracy of those in charge and the attitude...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,293
Posted By Dogman
We live in paranoid times. I've had the police...

We live in paranoid times. I've had the police called on me simply because I was taking pictures in a parking lot across the street from a school (and only a few hundred feet from my home). ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,293
Posted By Dogman
These are not good times to be using a Pentax...

These are not good times to be using a Pentax Spotmeter V either.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-21-2019
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,060
Posted By Dogman
I always seem to have a book or two on order. ...

I always seem to have a book or two on order. The most recent I've read being "The Scotch Whisky Book" by Tom Bruce-Gardyne. But that's off topic so....

Most recent photo book, "Nude" by Ralph...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,293
Posted By Dogman
Well, shoot! Before someone shoots me another...

Well, shoot! Before someone shoots me another dirty look I think I'll shoot on outta here and shoot a few hoops with some of my buds, a bunch of really straight-shooters.

Sorry...just messin'...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,293
Posted By Dogman
From my newspaper days, we photographers were...

From my newspaper days, we photographers were called "shooters". It was a term that indicated the photographer was dedicated to his work and usually quite good at it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,293
Posted By Dogman
I've been shooting digital exclusively since 2008...

I've been shooting digital exclusively since 2008 but I shoot it just like I shot film. I've never filled up a card, even when I used something like a 2GB. There have been vacation trips from which...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By Dogman
The Fuji XPro1/2 is pretty much the perfect size...

The Fuji XPro1/2 is pretty much the perfect size and weight for my use. However, the longest lens I use with these cameras is the 50/2 (75mm equiv.). The XPros seem well balanced with shorter...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,858
Posted By Dogman
Car is for transportation. Watch is for...

Car is for transportation. Watch is for time-telling. Camera is for picture-taking. Once you get past the basics, you get expensive. Sometimes better quality...sometimes not. Most of the time...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-17-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,820
Posted By Dogman
I think you will be happy with the results you...

I think you will be happy with the results you get from the GRII. It's a different system from the Fuji so remember to give yourself some adjustment time. Once you get used to how the camera...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-13-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,820
Posted By Dogman
Flash? What's that? Really, I haven't used a...

Flash? What's that?

Really, I haven't used a flash in a couple of decades. Don't even own one anymore.
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,820
Posted By Dogman
If you don't mind the extra money spent, go ahead...

If you don't mind the extra money spent, go ahead with the GRIII. It's an update of an already great camera so it's expected to be better. As for me personally, I already have the GRII, I like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Dogman
I'm a believer in printing. But I'm also...

I'm a believer in printing. But I'm also realistic. We photographers work in a fragile medium. There's a multitude of ways we can lose all our photographs no matter how we try to preserve them.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By Dogman
Yes, thanks for this, Huss. Great work indeed. ...

Yes, thanks for this, Huss. Great work indeed. And I bookmarked the site for future reference.
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-11-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 18,836
Posted By Dogman
Try using it first. You might discover--as I...

Try using it first. You might discover--as I did--that it's a quick and easy camera to use "as is".

As a useful accessory, you might consider the 21mm equivalent conversion lens. I have one for...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-11-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Dogman
The moment was special. But greatest jazz...

The moment was special. But greatest jazz photo...no, not to me. That would be Art Kane's "Great Day in Harlem". Of course, that's also a special moment more than the photography. ...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-10-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 936
Posted By Dogman
While it is possible--even likely--that most of...

While it is possible--even likely--that most of our photos will end up in a landfill, we really should try to preserve them. Don't underestimate the value of your photos. In 100 years they will be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,549
Posted By Dogman
Just to let you know, the A2/A2E/EOS 5 model...

Just to let you know, the A2/A2E/EOS 5 model cameras were noted to have a fragile mode dial. I owned two of them and the dials broke on both despite treating them gently. They were very good,...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,147
Posted By Dogman
Agree with Bill. I've never filled a card, I...

Agree with Bill. I've never filled a card, I download the photos and reformat often. Around home, I'll reformat after only a few frames have been shot and downloaded. I cannot recall where I read...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-08-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,147
Posted By Dogman
I use SanDisk now but I also have some bargain...

I use SanDisk now but I also have some bargain Transcend and Kingston SD cards from about 10 years ago that are still usable. I stopped using those cards because of their low capacity and speed, not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By Dogman
Maybe a fingerprint or some object touched the...

Maybe a fingerprint or some object touched the wet emulsion. Not reticulation.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-06-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,076
Posted By Dogman
I've owned XE and X100 cameras but not the...

I've owned XE and X100 cameras but not the specific models mentioned. Both have good points to consider--lens interchangeability with the XE3 and hybrid VF with the X100F. If you go the XE route, I...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-06-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 11,439
Posted By Dogman
"Digital flat"? I don't like them either but...

"Digital flat"? I don't like them either but they're definitely not flat. They are overly contrasty with inky shadows and no detail. This appears to be SOP today with many B&W photographers who...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-05-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Dogman
I don't know the date but it was after 1963. I...

I don't know the date but it was after 1963. I took up photography in 1972 or thereabouts and Camera 35 was among my favorite magazines. Excellent publication. I recall it published Gene Smith's...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-01-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,361
Posted By Dogman
Before digital, arguments were based on large...

Before digital, arguments were based on large format vs medium format, Speed Graphic vs Rolleiflex, medium format vs 35mm, SLR vs RF, Leica vs Contax, Nikon vs Canon, AF vs manual focus, etc. ...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-25-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,729
Posted By Dogman
None of us know for sure. I've read enough of...

None of us know for sure. I've read enough of the biographies to know many facts surrounding Capa were cloudy, many of them due to Capa's own penchant for BS. All the clamor about what did or did...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-25-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 18,836
Posted By Dogman
The design of the GR cameras is not for everyone....

The design of the GR cameras is not for everyone. I hated my GRII when I first got it. The 28mm view is not my favorite, the lack of a viewfinder was a problem, the placement of the controls seemed...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-23-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 18,836
Posted By Dogman
While this particular website is many times...

While this particular website is many times barely literate I have to point out that the reviewer does say in the comments that he only had the camera for an hour or so. But this is the quality of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,070
Posted By Dogman
I carry my GRII in my pocket. I have a strap on...

I carry my GRII in my pocket. I have a strap on my X100S.

If you can't carry your GRII in your pocket, your pants are probably too tight.

Blanket statement that there is no pocketable camera...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,316
Posted By Dogman
Maybe what's causing the uptick in film use is...

Maybe what's causing the uptick in film use is the number of excellent old film cameras available in huge quantities at very low prices.

Whatever, it's nice that film use is continuing even though I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,594
Posted By Dogman
This is becoming more common these days. I've...

This is becoming more common these days. I've had a couple of run-ins myself.

One recent confrontation was with an irate woman who got in my face, threatening to call the police, because "it's...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By Dogman
I have a knack for tangling and twisting things...

I have a knack for tangling and twisting things flexible. Give me a water hose or an extension cord or a seat belt and I can get it so tangled you will wear out your patience and your vocabulary of...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Dogman
William, I think you'll love the 50mm. It's not...

William, I think you'll love the 50mm. It's not only one of the sharpest lenses I've ever owned, it also has a "look" that I find appealing.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Dogman
"Weather Resistant". I've also pre-ordered the...

"Weather Resistant".

I've also pre-ordered the 16mm. The 24mm was my favorite focal length back in my film days. I actually wore out two 24mm Nikkors.

Been using the 14mm Fuji and I love it but...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-19-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,046
Posted By Dogman
My first decent camera was a Mamiya-Sekor, around...

My first decent camera was a Mamiya-Sekor, around 1972. I bought it because I had seen some drugstore 3.5x5 black and white prints a friend had done with a borrowed Pentax and I loved the way they...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,895
Posted By Dogman
Ah, good point Contarama. I hadn't paid much...

Ah, good point Contarama.

I hadn't paid much attention to the lowly Canon Rebel recently. They used to be everywhere--vacation spots, weddings, family get-togethers, etc. Now you see mostly...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,869
Posted By Dogman
If I remember correctly there were a number of...

If I remember correctly there were a number of other photographers, especially armed forces photographers covering the landings. But Capa was a star and everyone else was a part of the supporting...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-17-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,895
Posted By Dogman
As we have tried to point out, someone has set...

As we have tried to point out, someone has set the cameras up this way. That is one of the good things about digital cameras--you can set them up to suit the way you want to use them. It's also one...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-17-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,895
Posted By Dogman
Canon has always been able to build extremely...

Canon has always been able to build extremely ergonomic cameras and even their plastic Rebel bodies have had good build quality. Canon's AF has always been reliable, at least in my observation. I...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,895
Posted By Dogman
While I have no interest in these new cameras, I...

While I have no interest in these new cameras, I can see the specialized utility in the Olympus. I have an original model EM-1 mainly so I can use an adapted Olympus 50-200 2.8-3.5 tele-zoom,...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Dogman
I have a 13x19 inch print made from 1/2 of an 8MP...

I have a 13x19 inch print made from 1/2 of an 8MP APS-C image that looks pretty decent to me. The photo also happens to be the first digital photograph I took that I really liked. It led me down...
Forum: Photo Software 02-13-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By Dogman
It's not free. Iridient X-Transformer is pretty...

It's not free. Iridient X-Transformer is pretty cheap, however. I think it was $30 or $35 when I bought it. It's not destructive to the Raw, you just create a DNG file that you then finish...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 999
Posted By Dogman
I'm still using the standalone Lightroom but I...

I'm still using the standalone Lightroom but I also use Iridient X-Transformer for Fuji RAF files I intend to print. It's made a great deal of difference in the sharpness and detail in the image...
Forum: Photo Software 02-13-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By Dogman
I'm using Lightroom 6.14, the final standalone...

I'm using Lightroom 6.14, the final standalone edition. I've had really good luck using Iridient X-Transformer with my Fuji files and the processing is pretty darn speedy. I presume the new...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 890
Posted By Dogman
I always hesitate to buy gray market these days. ...

I always hesitate to buy gray market these days. There is no warranty and some manufacturers won't work on gray market equipment even if you're willing to pay for repairs.

B&H has several used...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By Dogman
A small tray or too low a volume of chemicals (or...

A small tray or too low a volume of chemicals (or both) seems a reasonable answer to me.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-10-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,895
Posted By Dogman
While Canon's EF-S lenses only fit the APS-C...

While Canon's EF-S lenses only fit the APS-C models, Canon's full frame EF lenses fit both full frame and APS-C.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-09-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,895
Posted By Dogman
It doesn't look cobbled together from mis-matched...

It doesn't look cobbled together from mis-matched parts like the Sonys and Sony's competition. In other words, it's the least ugly of an ugly crew. Fourteen hundred dollars introductory price ain't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By Dogman
When I go to the youtube link, it shows the video...

When I go to the youtube link, it shows the video is available for rent or purchase.

I bought the video sometime ago from Amazon. It was available for sale for those with Prime accounts and who use...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-07-2019
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,060
Posted By Dogman
Helmut Newton "Work" and Helmut Newton & Alice...

Helmut Newton "Work" and Helmut Newton & Alice Springs "Us and Them". I'm pretty ignorant of Newton's work although I've been aware of him for...what, fifty years. Personally, I like Sieff's...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-06-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Dogman
What type of leather? Does anyone else remember...

What type of leather? Does anyone else remember "rich Corinthian leather"?
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 858
Posted By Dogman
I did this with the motor drive for a Nikon FM. ...

I did this with the motor drive for a Nikon FM. Except I slammed it into the pavement as hard as I could while calling it impolite names. It jammed up one too many times while I was on assignment. ...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 858
Posted By Dogman
Never had a problem with my r3000. But that...

Never had a problem with my r3000. But that likely means it will crap out the next time I try to use it. I use mine frequently and prints are beautiful, especially the B&W ones. The waste ink tank...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 890
Posted By Dogman
Mirrorless seems to be the future. I have to...

Mirrorless seems to be the future. I have to admit, sometimes I really like having an EVF instead of an OVF even though I still lean toward OVF most of the time. And it's great that this allows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,016
Posted By Dogman
Most everything I now know that's worth knowing I...

Most everything I now know that's worth knowing I wish I knew earlier.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,698
Posted By Dogman
Whichever feels best at the time.

Whichever feels best at the time.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-31-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,130
Posted By Dogman
I didn't even get to the halfway point. I'm a...

I didn't even get to the halfway point.

I'm a muddler. Still I manage somehow.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,465
Posted By Dogman
Someone will archive my photographs, negatives,...

Someone will archive my photographs, negatives, transparencies and drives. They will catalog all my works, publish them and hang them in places of honor. My work will be preserved. My photographs...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,119
Posted By Dogman
What will the camera makers do? Well, Canon said...

What will the camera makers do? Well, Canon said it would focus on surveillance and medical industries where they see growth. Imaging technology is not just photography so I expect there are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,119
Posted By Dogman
I would speculate that the sales of film cameras...

I would speculate that the sales of film cameras today are a fraction of the sales of digital cameras. And digital camera sales are probably less than sales of smart phones.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,119
Posted By Dogman
I don't have a crystal ball. My hunch is that...

I don't have a crystal ball. My hunch is that Canon probably does have a pretty good grasp on their future business.

From the time I first became a photographer, I've heard that the amateur market...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-26-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,524
Posted By Dogman
Ahh. Now I understand. I was puzzled about your...

Ahh. Now I understand.

I was puzzled about your problems inadvertently pressing buttons on the XPro2 but now I see. Personally, I have turned off the joystick and I only use the center AF sensor...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-25-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,416
Posted By Dogman
I haven't really looked closely at this camera...

I haven't really looked closely at this camera but the size and price were enough for me to be a bit bewildered by it. It just seems so uncharacteristic of Olympus camera's original purpose.

By...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-25-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,524
Posted By Dogman
Despite having previously used both film and...

Despite having previously used both film and digital Canon EOS cameras for almost 20 years, I like easily accessed information. Gauges on my car's dashboard, knobs and dials on my Hi-Fi and a camera...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-20-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,464
Posted By Dogman
https://petapixel.com/2012/12/20/frozen-camera-wha...

https://petapixel.com/2012/12/20/frozen-camera-what-a-dslr-looks-like-when-shooting-in-a-25c-environment/
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-19-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,464
Posted By Dogman
Neither would I. But I would certainly give the...

Neither would I. But I would certainly give the Leica a run.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-18-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Dogman
Fuji's FX-mount lenses that have aperture rings...

Fuji's FX-mount lenses that have aperture rings adjust in 1/3 click stops.

I don't know about the GF lenses.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-16-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By Dogman
That's possible. I suppose ITSupplies' security...

That's possible. I suppose ITSupplies' security might have been breached and a phony link put in. I don't suspect ITSupplies of being involved. They're a reputable company...and one with very good...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-16-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,877
Posted By Dogman
Yep. But large format cameras (and some medium...

Yep. But large format cameras (and some medium formats as well) allow adjustments to DOF with swings and tilts.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-16-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,071
Posted By Dogman
Today, the undercover officer in red would likely...

Today, the undercover officer in red would likely face a departmental reprimand for having his finger on the trigger. Also he would likely be the subject of the 24 hour news cycle with stories...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,464
Posted By Dogman
The photos in Gibson's "Mono" were pretty strong,...

The photos in Gibson's "Mono" were pretty strong, in my opinion. I think the book was done in 2013 with a Leica Monochrome camera. Akin to his work from the 1970's. I've never been a fan of his...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By Dogman
Not a scam. The first portion of my paper order...

Not a scam. The first portion of my paper order came today UPS. The second portion is scheduled for Thursday from a different warehouse. Very satisfied with their service and prices. I'm less...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-15-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,877
Posted By Dogman
Lazy? Maybe. Probably. At least in some...

Lazy? Maybe. Probably. At least in some cases.

I've shot large, medium and small format cameras from tripods in the past. But I hated carrying and setting up the tripod and grew to dislike the...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Dogman
I use Lightroom. For everything.

I use Lightroom. For everything.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,465
Posted By Dogman
Just wanted to toss this out since someone...

Just wanted to toss this out since someone mentioned AF cameras refocusing every time you press the shutter release.

On all the AF cameras I've used in the last few years (Canon, Olympus and Fuji...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,465
Posted By Dogman
Sorry to hear about your vision problems. Since...

Sorry to hear about your vision problems. Since you've apparently been unsuccessful in other avenues, autofocus does seem a logical alternative. For an AF camera with an OVF you either go with an...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,071
Posted By Dogman
Same here. I don't even know how many are...

Same here. I don't even know how many are stuffed back in closets and up in the attic. Mainly I use one of three Billinghams.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 701
Posted By Dogman
True that. The Retrospective bags look a lot...

True that. The Retrospective bags look a lot like some of the Rothco canvas utility shoulder bags. But the Rothco bags are also pretty good if you could add some internal padding.

The...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 701
Posted By Dogman
I'm a Billingham guy myself but I have owned a...

I'm a Billingham guy myself but I have owned a few ThinkTank bags. They are well designed, well made bags. I still prefer Billingham but I doubt you will be disappointed in the overall quality of...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-13-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,674
Posted By Dogman
That Falcon is definitely RED. I love...

That Falcon is definitely RED. I love it.

People often rave about the Fuji color palette but I really dislike Fuji's rendering of red. It's either orange or magenta but never a true red. I love...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-13-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By Dogman
Be patient with pre-orders of planned Steidl...

Be patient with pre-orders of planned Steidl books. I've waited for well over a year on books that had publication dates pushed back more than once. Right now I'm still waiting for Eggleston's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 787
Posted By Dogman
Useless features on digital cameras. Or maybe not so useless.

Digital cameras have so many features these days it's difficult to wade through them to get to the point you can actually take a picture. But some of these "useless" features may actually be quite...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-13-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By Dogman
The "interesting" experience just keeps on being...

The "interesting" experience just keeps on being interesting.

I had trouble resetting my password with Amazon. The problem there was related to the fact that my wife also has a separate Amazon...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-13-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By Dogman
Amazon Pay. Beware.

Yesterday I had an "interesting" experience.

I ordered some printing paper from ITSupplies, formerly known as Atlex. It's a source for printers, inks, papers, etc., that I've used many times in...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-13-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By Dogman
I'm a photographer. Whether I use film or...

I'm a photographer. Whether I use film or digital, I'm still a photographer dealing in the art of seeing. How I translate my vision is entirely secondary to my being a photographer first.

My...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,026
Posted By Dogman
I'm not familiar with the cameras mentioned...

I'm not familiar with the cameras mentioned but....

For AF cameras you can usually just hold the shutter release button while recomposing and it will hold focus until you finish pressing it. With...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,564
Posted By Dogman
That's odd to me. I shot for a daily newspaper...

That's odd to me. I shot for a daily newspaper for almost 20 years using mostly F2's, some motorized. Overall, I think I owned 5 of them during that period. They all got heavy use and abuse. I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-08-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By Dogman
Simple answer: I started using film because film...

Simple answer: I started using film because film was all there was to use at the time. I started using digital when I decided it gave me results as good as or better than film.

Since I was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4,624
Posted By Dogman
Nothing is perfect. Some guy said that on the...

Nothing is perfect. Some guy said that on the internet, I hear. Wisdom.

Okay, my perfect camera is already here--Fuji X-Pro. Whether it be the -1, -2 or -whatever, the design is pretty much...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-04-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By Dogman
For the almost three years, I've pretty much...

For the almost three years, I've pretty much simplified. I've only used Fuji and Ricoh cameras. Oh, I still have other cameras but they've seen zero use. Which leads to my New Year Resolution: ...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-31-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By Dogman
I've had a sage/tan Hadley Pro for almost 20...

I've had a sage/tan Hadley Pro for almost 20 years and it's still going strong. I got it when I was using Leica rangefinders, used it with Micro 4/3 and now with Fujis. I'm also impressed with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Dogman
Honestly...I find most of these photos to be...

Honestly...I find most of these photos to be pretty weak. Maybe useful as part of an essay but very few are strong on their own.

I liked #2, 4, 13, 15, 28 and 35. The rest...not so much.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-31-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By Dogman
The Hadley Pro is ideal for your needs. Plenty...

The Hadley Pro is ideal for your needs. Plenty of room for a couple of smaller cameras with lenses and two or three extra small lenses along with lots of film or the sundries needed for digital. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,373
Posted By Dogman
I've not shot much of interest for the last month...

I've not shot much of interest for the last month or so--just shapes, shadows, abstracts, a few "street", etc. Again, nothing very interesting except to me at the time. It goes like that with me--a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Dogman
Maybe see if you can find a used Kodak tray...

Maybe see if you can find a used Kodak tray siphon? I used one of those for years before getting one of those archival $$$$ washers and I swear the tray siphon worked as well or better for a lot...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-28-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 3,522
Posted By Dogman
Like Godfrey, I have a mess of standard 4/3 and...

Like Godfrey, I have a mess of standard 4/3 and micro 4/3 equipment I should get rid of. I just don't use it enough these days. Like many old timers, I've come under the spell of Fuji and its...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Dogman
I had one of the Mark Time timers for my first...

I had one of the Mark Time timers for my first darkroom-in-the-bathroom in 1971 or 1972. I think I had several over the years. They worked fine for my purposes but I eventually replaced the last...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-26-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By Dogman
That's the lens I've been eagerly waiting to...

That's the lens I've been eagerly waiting to buy--if it's as good as the other compact "Fujicrons". But I don't think it's wide enough if you already have the 18mm and want to go wider.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-25-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Dogman
And a very merry to all.

And a very merry to all.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,628
Posted By Dogman
Lump of coal. Gee...thanks.

Lump of coal.

Gee...thanks.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-25-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By Dogman
Just because the failed in the marketplace...

Just because the failed in the marketplace doesn't mean they're bad bags. If you can find one you like with a close-out price, why not go ahead and jump in. Domke bags have always been good...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-25-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By Dogman
To toss out a few alternatives. There is the...

To toss out a few alternatives.

There is the 12mm Samyang/Rokinon. Apparently this is a very good lens but there may be some variations in quality between samples. It's a low priced lens, manual...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-25-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By Dogman
I can't say whether you need it or not, of...

I can't say whether you need it or not, of course. But if you want something wider than the 18mm and want to keep it within the Fuji family, the 14mm is the logical choice.

The Fuji 14mm has the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By Dogman
Domke has an identity based on the simple canvas...

Domke has an identity based on the simple canvas shoulder bags like the ones Jim Domke hand made in the beginning. I suspect anything else the company puts the Domke name upon will be measured...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,361
Posted By Dogman
I would take my best equipment but I would keep...

I would take my best equipment but I would keep it light and small. Also, I would make sure my insurance coverage is valid before leaving.

Places where your equipment could be damaged or stolen are...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By Dogman
They probably did not sell as well as expected.

They probably did not sell as well as expected.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,513
Posted By Dogman
Yeah. Every time I see one of these pristine...

Yeah. Every time I see one of these pristine collector's issues I just want to grab it and use the devil out of it.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-21-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By Dogman
Photography-wise, I'd ask for better mobility. ...

Photography-wise, I'd ask for better mobility. Been having problems for over two years now with spine-related limitations to ambulation and postures. That's taken a toll on my photography and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-20-2018
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,060
Posted By Dogman
Absolutely. I know I overpaid for my set but...

Absolutely. I know I overpaid for my set but they are all great books.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-20-2018
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,060
Posted By Dogman
Two new releases I bought recently that I can...

Two new releases I bought recently that I can recommend.

"Koudelka: Returning" is a retrospective look at the photographer's work. It commemorates his 80th birthday. It's heavy on the early...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,479
Posted By Dogman
But image quality of high speed lenses usually...

But image quality of high speed lenses usually improves considerably by closing down a stop or two from maximum while many slower lenses perform well wide open. It's a trade off in the end.
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