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Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,367
Posted By victoriapio
Garry Winogrand used to hate being called a...

Garry Winogrand used to hate being called a street photographer. He said, "I photograph life."
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-18-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,986
Posted By victoriapio
When I made my living with cameras, during the...

When I made my living with cameras, during the film era, I really had just three films I used for 99% of my work; K64 (which I preferred over K25 because of the extra stop and the slightly higher...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-17-2017
Replies: 595
Views: 72,557
Posted By victoriapio
Airfrogusmc, like your eye on both color and B&W...

Airfrogusmc, like your eye on both color and B&W street clicks. There is a lot more good color street work here. Good job everyone..
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-16-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,171
Posted By victoriapio
I too find that Blurb is a great way to archive...

I too find that Blurb is a great way to archive images and with old family photos you can caption them with proper identification.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-16-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,171
Posted By victoriapio
Got it. That clients do not care if it is film or...

Got it. That clients do not care if it is film or digital speaks volumes on how far digital has improved. But I agree with you that yes, it shouldn't matter what you shoot as long as it does the job;...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-15-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,171
Posted By victoriapio
I see your point, especially the point in...

I see your point, especially the point in paragraph two about clients requesting film formats. What do you, personally do when this arises? Back when I made my living with my cameras, I turned down...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-15-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,171
Posted By victoriapio
Yes but couldn't digital camera users print 6x4s...

Yes but couldn't digital camera users print 6x4s (or any size) and stick them in an album just like film prints?

The simple answer to your question is people use film because they want to. You can...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,357
Posted By victoriapio
My classic PloProf 1200 from the 70s. I did a lot...

My classic PloProf 1200 from the 70s. I did a lot of underwater photography for years and this was the watch I used. It went all over the world with me. You can see the faded dial, hands and there...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-23-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 5,125
Posted By victoriapio
I am in a similar situation. Went to France about...

I am in a similar situation. Went to France about three years ago and literally have not taken a snap since then, but for different reasons. But I am getting ready to head to Spain for almost a month...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-10-2017
Replies: 5,249
Views: 787,432
Posted By victoriapio
John, I have taken a real fancy to the camera and...

John,
I have taken a real fancy to the camera and being so used to the M9 and its color work flow, I must say the B&W flow seems quick. I'll have to get my printer some fresh inks to see how the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-10-2017
Replies: 5,249
Views: 787,432
Posted By victoriapio
I purchased a Monochrome from a RFFer and I got...

I purchased a Monochrome from a RFFer and I got to unbox it and take it to a statewide meeting of a Model T and Model A club here in Victoria last night. Posting a quick image to say how impressed I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-07-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By victoriapio
I agree wholeheartedly about Kirk Tuck, an old...

I agree wholeheartedly about Kirk Tuck, an old friend from the University of Texas photography classes, who has the uncanny ability to write about his practical approach to gear and photography...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-01-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,983
Posted By victoriapio
Thanks, my M9 did and that was purchased new in...

Thanks, my M9 did and that was purchased new in 2009, but purchased from Precision Camera in Austin.

In looking at the price of a new 262, purchasing through this shop saves close to $1,000 in taxes...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-30-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,983
Posted By victoriapio
Anyone know if you get instructions and...

Anyone know if you get instructions and documentation in English and all other languages?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-27-2017
Replies: 96
Views: 14,618
Posted By victoriapio
Airfrogusmc - very nice color images above. I've...

Airfrogusmc - very nice color images above. I've been lurking here as a possible M262 purchaser.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-23-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,947
Posted By victoriapio
I carry a Nikon SB30 in my camera bag and on...

I carry a Nikon SB30 in my camera bag and on manual it works perfectly with the M9. I expect it would work with the newer M cameras, just not in any automatic mode.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-23-2017
Replies: 96
Views: 4,565
Posted By victoriapio
Having come from a photojournalist background, my...

Having come from a photojournalist background, my working systems did not allow me the luxury of more than one focal length lens. So whether I was using an SLR, 2 1/4, or 4x5, I had lenses more or...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-22-2017
Replies: 824
Views: 83,528
Posted By victoriapio
A few more thoughts about why Leica "alienates"...

A few more thoughts about why Leica "alienates" other photographers:

Back when I was in the business, my SLR system was always Nikon based. I thought their equipment was higher quality than any...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-22-2017
Replies: 824
Views: 83,528
Posted By victoriapio
A few thoughts about this thread: 1. Leica has...

A few thoughts about this thread:
1. Leica has alienated photographers since day one, and especially since the invention of the SLR. It is a rangefinder system with a different operation compared to...
Forum: Photo Software 05-18-2017
Replies: 105
Views: 8,205
Posted By victoriapio
I haven't been shooting a lot lately for a...

I haven't been shooting a lot lately for a variety of reasons, but as others have suggested, I have a XP based computer with Photoshop 6.5 that handles my digital photo processing, storage and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 5,325
Posted By victoriapio
Sorry I failed to add that my firmware was...

Sorry I failed to add that my firmware was updated although that was not stated in the worksheet.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-16-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 5,325
Posted By victoriapio
Just got back my M9 which had lines on images...

Just got back my M9 which had lines on images plus other sensor issues, and all the service sheet says is:
1. Necessary service charge 3 Hrs
2. Leather covering replaced
3. Circuit M9 REV 4 + 5
...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-16-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,022
Posted By victoriapio
On the wait for the sensor replacement service:...

On the wait for the sensor replacement service:
On April 16, I joined the "I guess my sensor is toast" thread thinking my sensor failed. On April 17 I overnighted my M9 to Leica NJ as my wife and I...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-15-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,628
Posted By victoriapio
Great topic for an article. Only in the New...

Great topic for an article. Only in the New Yorker. Well done ....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-14-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 13,608
Posted By victoriapio
:eek: Perhaps Rangefinder Forum.com, or some...

:eek:
Perhaps Rangefinder Forum.com, or some wealthy Leica owner, should buy Silver Pro Efex :cool:
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-13-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,824
Posted By victoriapio
Very nice read indeed. So many outstanding...

Very nice read indeed. So many outstanding photographers I have come to know have an unpredictable chain of links that led them to photography. And each link in their life results in a different way...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-12-2017
Replies: 121
Views: 35,562
Posted By victoriapio
I have owned and used extensively Rd1S, M8 and...

I have owned and used extensively Rd1S, M8 and M9. The latter is certainly my favorite. When I try the 262 that MIGHT change my mind.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-12-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,278
Posted By victoriapio
Quite good work in my opinion, especially some of...

Quite good work in my opinion, especially some of the color street snaps.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-12-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,670
Posted By victoriapio
I should also have mentioned that I have an older...

I should also have mentioned that I have an older Leica 21-24-28mm viewfinder but again, do not use it very much on the M9. It has a great build quality but is heavy and can unbalance the camera a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-12-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,670
Posted By victoriapio
I have a 24mm Elmarit and use the entire optical...

I have a 24mm Elmarit and use the entire optical viewfinder of the M9 for wide angle framing. Works well ....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-12-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 32,494
Posted By victoriapio
Love this, nice eye...

Love this, nice eye...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-12-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,409
Posted By victoriapio
I got my M9 sensor replaced from Leica NJ in less...

I got my M9 sensor replaced from Leica NJ in less than three weeks. Looking at the work sheet that came with the camera, I didn't think the problem was the sensor and started this thread......
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-12-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,304
Posted By victoriapio
Thanks for this comment Jaapv, I wish I'd thought...

Thanks for this comment Jaapv, I wish I'd thought to use those exact words.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-11-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,304
Posted By victoriapio
Sorry I cannot post any images from it, but the...

Sorry I cannot post any images from it, but the 24 Elmarit M is a great lens in all conditions. I have not ever tried the Summilux and with its relatively recent design I'm sure it is optically...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-10-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 10,159
Posted By victoriapio
I got my M9 back but I didn't think the problem...

I got my M9 back but I didn't think the problem was the sensor after all so I started a new thread. It turns out it was the sensor.

For an update on my M9 issue:...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-10-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,741
Posted By victoriapio
I purchased the camera new in 2009 so no work had...

I purchased the camera new in 2009 so no work had been done on the sensor. After I overnighted the camera I called Leica NJ several times to confirm the camera was in the repair process and never...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-09-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,741
Posted By victoriapio
Good to know. Given the short turn around, was...

Good to know. Given the short turn around, was the sensor in stock in NJ? Perhaps they have a supply of them to install now?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-09-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,741
Posted By victoriapio
I agree that it was outstanding service from...

I agree that it was outstanding service from Leica, regardless of what the problem was. I assumed it was a sensor issue, but when I saw the worksheet assumed it was a circuit board. I didn't think...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-08-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,741
Posted By victoriapio
Sensor was NOT toast

On April 16, I joined the "I guess my sensor is toast" thread thinking my sensor failed. On April 17 I overnighted my M9 to Leica NJ as my wife and I are going to Spain in July.
I was shocked when a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 4,306
Posted By victoriapio
I learned to shoot during the film era and...

I learned to shoot during the film era and switched to digital as quickly as I discovered how good the quality was. So I don't necessarily see it as a case of learning on film or digital, it is that...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-08-2017
Replies: 205
Views: 27,280
Posted By victoriapio
Yes purchased an M9 new back in 2009. It is to...

Yes purchased an M9 new back in 2009. It is to date the ONLY new piece of Leica gear I have ever purchased. Now that it is in for repair of the sensor, I am looking for a used 262.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-03-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 6,930
Posted By victoriapio
Another suggestion: the Leica 24 Elmarit M. It is...

Another suggestion: the Leica 24 Elmarit M. It is one of my favorite lenses in terms of sharpness. If I remember correctly, it has only one aspherical lens surface and of course was designed for...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-02-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 10,159
Posted By victoriapio
When the sensor failed - corrosion, delam,...

When the sensor failed - corrosion, delam, whatever, I overnighted the camera to them. FedEx receipt says it got there and was signed for. Have not heard a word from Leica NJ. I was told before I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-02-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 10,159
Posted By victoriapio
Shooting that many images would make Garry...

Shooting that many images would make Garry Winogrand jealous :D
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-15-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 10,159
Posted By victoriapio
I pulled the M9 out of the safe to photograph the...

I pulled the M9 out of the safe to photograph the local art car parade but I got the same lines as the op here. One positive impact is this thread gives me the perfect guide to get it repaired. I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-13-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,222
Posted By victoriapio
I drank the digital koolaid as soon rangefinders...

I drank the digital koolaid as soon rangefinders went digital but I keep forgetting about "genuine fractals." Thanks for the reminder :D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-13-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,222
Posted By victoriapio
Yes you do need mega pixels for mega prints :-)...

Yes you do need mega pixels for mega prints :-) Here is a real world example. I just printed 29 black/white prints for a show at The Victoria College in Victoria, Texas that debuts Oct 10. All of the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-27-2013
Replies: 150
Views: 11,112
Posted By victoriapio
sounds interesting, I'm in ... OC Garza

sounds interesting, I'm in ...
OC Garza
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-21-2013
Replies: 316
Views: 23,792
Posted By victoriapio
Rob, Due to work and family commitments, I have...

Rob,
Due to work and family commitments, I have been away from the forum almost since PP#2 was done. Sorry I missed #3. I will keep my eyes peeled for #4 later.
My accolades to you for this ongoing...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-14-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,697
Posted By victoriapio
I did surf photography, saltwater sailing...

I did surf photography, saltwater sailing photography and saltwater fishing photography and never was able to salvage anything that was dunked into the salt. Take the write off and replace it with...
Forum: Photo Software 01-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,489
Posted By victoriapio
Interest concept and I applaud him for doing the...

Interest concept and I applaud him for doing the hard work. If you try it post your results.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,017
Posted By victoriapio
I got a degree in photojournalism in the late 70s...

I got a degree in photojournalism in the late 70s (probably the golden age of PJ, or the waning of it) and was published in many magazines, a few newspapers and was honored for several of my images...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-13-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,401
Posted By victoriapio
cropping can help an image and HCB's image is...

cropping can help an image and HCB's image is probably an example of that ( I guess I have never seen the whole frame?). But that is the photographers choice in how to print and submit it. That is a...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-31-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
Valentino I got your postcard from the 1st RFF...

Valentino
I got your postcard from the 1st RFF postcard project. Very nice image, I like it a lot. Sorry I'm late responding, being absolutely swamped at work.
OC
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-11-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,471
Posted By victoriapio
I agree that digital may not match film in terms...

I agree that digital may not match film in terms of ultimate dynamic range but two things come to mind: first to get the ultimate dynamic range in film you must have a perfect subject, perfect...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-10-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,471
Posted By victoriapio
i switched to a digital RD-1, M8 and now M9 not...

i switched to a digital RD-1, M8 and now M9 not to get the latest and greatest but the most convenient. I have gotten rid of all chemicals, film and processes except for software based RAW...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-08-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
i got stratcat's colorful shot from Mexico today....

i got stratcat's colorful shot from Mexico today. Love it Oscar!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-04-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 10,812
Posted By victoriapio
depends on what the m10 offers over the M9 but...

depends on what the m10 offers over the M9 but expect $10,999.00 US.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-31-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
Mike in Derbyshire and Gareth from TORONTO: your...

Mike in Derbyshire and Gareth from TORONTO: your cards arrived yesterday.
Forum: Travel 07-27-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 4,598
Posted By victoriapio
if you get to deep south texas I can give lots of...

if you get to deep south texas I can give lots of advice. OC
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,609
Posted By victoriapio
did it with M3,M4 and CL for as long as I owned...

did it with M3,M4 and CL for as long as I owned them... no problems.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-21-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By victoriapio
have you considered the thumbie? love mine on the...

have you considered the thumbie? love mine on the M9 and it does not tie up the hot shoe..
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-17-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
Got a very interesting image from Canada via...

Got a very interesting image from Canada via "Q.Hot!"
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-16-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
I am always amazed when multiple cards arrive...

I am always amazed when multiple cards arrive because of the differences in the images. But whoa, today tops them all. I got Aad's card from Rotterdam, Bob's image from Boston, Ralph's image from...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-15-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
Got Oliver's card on Saturday... very nice image

Got Oliver's card on Saturday... very nice image
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-12-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
Rob, sorry for the scare. I did not get two cards...

Rob, sorry for the scare. I did not get two cards from you. I thought for sure I had gotten a card from you earlier but I just checked all he cards and I was wrong. Thanks again for managing this...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-12-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 20,567
Posted By victoriapio
what wouid entice me to switch back to film?...

what wouid entice me to switch back to film? There is nothing that could be offered to me that would switch me back to film. PERIOD
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,106
Posted By victoriapio
I already owned a Nikon Photomic F when i got to...

I already owned a Nikon Photomic F when i got to PJ school at UT in 1973. I worked all my college years so I always had funds for cameras and euipment and darkroom supplies.When I took Winogrand's...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-11-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
just got two cards today - Rob's "Tree and Fog"...

just got two cards today - Rob's "Tree and Fog" and Robert's "safes" shot. Hey Rob isn't that a second post card from you? Thanks !! OC
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-08-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
Rob, We (RFFers who participated in this project)...

Rob,
We (RFFers who participated in this project) thank YOU for all your work to organize this postcard exchange. My daughter is a computer vizualization major at Texas A&M and was home for the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-07-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 11,918
Posted By victoriapio
I agree the M9 is not fully mature. Then again,...

I agree the M9 is not fully mature. Then again, how long did it take Leica to evolve from the IIIG to the M7? I find it a very workable camera, if I didn't I wouldn't own it. Here's another way to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-06-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 11,918
Posted By victoriapio
my Luigi bottom plate fixed the issues of...

my Luigi bottom plate fixed the issues of removing the bottom plate for battery and card. Otherwise the rest of my problems with the M9 are because of ME ;-(
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-03-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
got a card from Pherdinand in Holland today. 41...

got a card from Pherdinand in Holland today. 41 so far ... thanks for the explanation of the "krotenblender."
Forum: RFF Polls 07-03-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 20,650
Posted By victoriapio
Had Sony and Panasonic wide screen CRTs and they...

Had Sony and Panasonic wide screen CRTs and they were nice but both died on me. Went to an LG plasma 46" and love it. I think it was on sale at Best Buy for about $589. Dark rooms are best for...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-02-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
I got a returned card I mailed to Elvin Lubis in...

I got a returned card I mailed to Elvin Lubis in Baltimore. My bad I transposed the zip code. Will mail a replacement tomorrow Elvin.

Got cards today from Stephan in Germany (not sure what...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-30-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,540
Posted By victoriapio
I used the 2.8 version decades ago courtesy of...

I used the 2.8 version decades ago courtesy of Nikon Professional Services. Took it underwater in an Ocean-Eye housing and got some nice images. But it IS a specialty lens and had no remorse when I...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-30-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
Bonanza today! Chris's image from LA, Chris from...

Bonanza today!
Chris's image from LA, Chris from London, Cor from Amsterdam, Valentino from Switzerland and Tom from Fremont. That is a total of 36 for me through Saturday.
OC
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-29-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 11,847
Posted By victoriapio
I find the video and photographer interesting.

I find the video and photographer interesting.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-29-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
Greg Gunn's photo arrived in Victoria today along...

Greg Gunn's photo arrived in Victoria today along with Mike Thomas' image. lt is amazing what images inspire us to press the shutter. I believe that puts me at 29, keep em coming RFFers.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-28-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
I received John's card from Alaska and a nice...

I received John's card from Alaska and a nice winter shot from Italy via Robert. Both in good condition.
OC
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 8,366
Posted By victoriapio
I'd buy as many Gary Winogrand prints as I could...

I'd buy as many Gary Winogrand prints as I could afford with it.
OC
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-27-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
Palo Markovic's card from Slovakia arrived today...

Palo Markovic's card from Slovakia arrived today in perfect condition. Wonderful image.
OC
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-25-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
Marc and Randy's cards arrived today in great...

Marc and Randy's cards arrived today in great shape. What contrasting images. I am really enjoying this project.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-25-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 18,028
Posted By victoriapio
Count me in... if it's not so hot it will melt...

Count me in... if it's not so hot it will melt my RF
OC Garza
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-23-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
I heartily apologize. San Francisco it is :angel:

I heartily apologize. San Francisco it is :angel:
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-22-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
maybe i should have said "San Fran" ? ...

maybe i should have said "San Fran" ? :D
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-22-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
Rich, Love the whole wall idea! Brilliant way to...

Rich,
Love the whole wall idea! Brilliant way to display them.
Was in Austin for work, the following have arrived:
Lynn from down under
Raid - like the image
Frank from Germany
Kent from...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-22-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,613
Posted By victoriapio
Precision Camera (Austin) should be able to...

Precision Camera (Austin) should be able to repair it at a reasonale cost.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-18-2012
Replies: 2,528
Views: 366,051
Posted By victoriapio
chris, I applaude your photos and especially what...

chris,
I applaude your photos and especially what you are doing for your son. As you probably know, your effort will make a big difference in his life - and yours too.
OC
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-16-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
16 cards have arrived here in Victoria Texas and...

16 cards have arrived here in Victoria Texas and I dropped mine in the mail today. Thanks to everyone for participating, I am really enjoying the images! Sorry I am a bit late but I just returned...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-01-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 15,027
Posted By victoriapio
I did a lot of underwater photography with my...

I did a lot of underwater photography with my Nikon Fs. I used Ocean Eye housings built for NationalGeographic photographers and designed originally by / or for Bates Littlehales. The Nikon F, with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-31-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 15,027
Posted By victoriapio
cant go wrong with an F, F2 or F3. I used all...

cant go wrong with an F, F2 or F3. I used all three with motors during my PJ days and each one, IMHO, was an improvement over the prior model. Of all my years of shooting them, I had one shutter fail...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-24-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 820
Posted By victoriapio
downloadable dng files from M9M

jono slack over at the "getdpi" forum has some downloadable dng files from an M9M that you can download and process with your favorite software for comparison sakes. I don't know how much longer the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-23-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 19,270
Posted By victoriapio
tantalizing revew and i agree with Keith: the...

tantalizing revew and i agree with Keith: the processing of the images is very nice but does not demonstrate the range of f-stops available with the MM and 50 APO. Even in compressed jpgs the detail...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-11-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,308
Posted By victoriapio
Although they have said otherwise, perhaps THIS...

Although they have said otherwise, perhaps THIS Leica announcment will wake up Voightlander and Epson with a FF RD-2 :angel:
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,308
Posted By victoriapio
I agree that the costs are scary but NIKON and...

I agree that the costs are scary but NIKON and CANON do not build full frame rangefinders! There is a reason for this - rangefnder and hand building every lens, piece of glass, etc. The cheapest...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,308
Posted By victoriapio
BOBYIL wrote:Here the white clouds with shades of...

BOBYIL wrote:Here the white clouds with shades of light gray on a blue sky background have been demonstrated; you noted the "muddy" tones of clouds on the digital sample as being the first...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,308
Posted By victoriapio
because there is probably no way to build it at...

because there is probably no way to build it at that cost.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,308
Posted By victoriapio
TIMMYJOE - the control of colors in Photoshop"s...

TIMMYJOE - the control of colors in Photoshop"s RAW processing that convert color to black and white might handle it better. but perhaps the clouds were not that bright to begin with in the Leica web...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,308
Posted By victoriapio
[QUOTE=Roger Hicks;1876959]Yeah, I was grievously...

[QUOTE=Roger Hicks;1876959]Yeah, I was grievously wrong too. Can't quite see the attraction myself, but best of luck to 'em.

Cheers,

R.[/QUOTE
the only thing i was right about was that I knew it...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,308
Posted By victoriapio
I'm eating crow too and ask Harry lime for the...

I'm eating crow too and ask Harry lime for the deepest forgiveness because i told him i didn't think Leica would do this. A few interesting points:
1. $7950 - actually cheaper than I imagined
2. But...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-08-2012
Replies: 116
Views: 11,199
Posted By victoriapio
Harry, i hope for your sake you are right, but I...

Harry, i hope for your sake you are right, but I have my doubts about this. I just can't imagine a business model that would make this work financially for Leica. That being said, it is Leica making...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-04-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 88,627
Posted By victoriapio
missed the first one - must have been when I was...

missed the first one - must have been when I was off the forum for months due to work load.
Count me in.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,427
Posted By victoriapio
there comes a point when there is no use carrying...

there comes a point when there is no use carrying on. I am amazed that Kodak was approved for $950 million in loans when the bottom line is so bleak.There must be some serious assets left to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-27-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By victoriapio
Keith, I have had a similar experience. I still...

Keith,
I have had a similar experience. I still love the Canon 20d images from the camera at work but also like the original Canon 1d. It was truly "film like" to me. Sold it, the 1dsmk2, the 5d and...
Forum: Off Topic 04-25-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,291
Posted By victoriapio
agree with the comments in that why would you...

agree with the comments in that why would you hold a contest that "exposes" your weakness as a judge of photographs? I know the only criteria was to "catch his eye" but that makes the contest harder...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-24-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By victoriapio
i wonder if they had staffers or used famous...

i wonder if they had staffers or used famous shooters? Staffers i presume.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-23-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 36,497
Posted By victoriapio
I have a hard time believing ANY camera can...

I have a hard time believing ANY camera can record detail in 12-14 stops. But if its true then more power to Nikon
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 10,446
Posted By victoriapio
fascinating camera raid. i cant advise you on...

fascinating camera raid. i cant advise you on whether to sell or not but it is a legacy object and if the donation includes acknowledging you and your family that is something to consider. If the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-23-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,900
Posted By victoriapio
do they sell GAS attack antidote? something else...

do they sell GAS attack antidote? something else to look forward to visiting next time we are in DC
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-22-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 36,497
Posted By victoriapio
Harry, that might be a 20x24 Leaf sensor :D

Harry, that might be a 20x24 Leaf sensor :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 5,802
Posted By victoriapio
Jane brown has my vote.

Jane brown has my vote.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-22-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,293
Posted By victoriapio
Another vest to consider is the extra hand vest....

Another vest to consider is the extra hand vest. They make a tropical version with mesh netting and the build quality is outstanding. You can find them at vestedinterest.com. They can custom make one...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-22-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 9,419
Posted By victoriapio
Roger, your mentioning the 43-86 brings back...

Roger, your mentioning the 43-86 brings back memories. It was so hyped by Nikon as being revolutionary,and ended up being soft and slow and probably set back the Nikon zoom business for a while. I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,323
Posted By victoriapio
Peter did mention that he likes the way a Leica...

Peter did mention that he likes the way a Leica looks around his shoulder when he is using one.

He had the same experience most pjs do including me when I was freelancing: both RF and SLR have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,323
Posted By victoriapio
Certainly gear matters to the point that it is a...

Certainly gear matters to the point that it is a tool. Its tough for a photographer to take pictures without a camera, just like a surgeon has a hard time without a scalpel.

Peter Turnley said it...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-17-2012
Replies: 83
Views: 9,861
Posted By victoriapio
Paulfish 4570 wrote victoriapio: i was born in...

Paulfish 4570 wrote victoriapio: i was born in victoria, lo, these many years ago ...


Victoria Texas? If so, hello to you. The city is changing and growing these days. There's a very active...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-16-2012
Replies: 83
Views: 9,861
Posted By victoriapio
I didn't say ignore, I said stay away from the...

I didn't say ignore, I said stay away from the bad stuff. I agree with the wall of noise/fading signal analog to a point. But, there is plenty of good work online - including some sites I had never...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-16-2012
Replies: 83
Views: 9,861
Posted By victoriapio
d_Ross said: "All progress is is forward movement...

d_Ross said: "All progress is is forward movement and it's not always good. I can't see how this can be a good place for photography to be heading."

I'm sure the same thing was said when large...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-15-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,090
Posted By victoriapio
Cropping did help. I like the last image the...

Cropping did help. I like the last image the best. More repetitive patterns, nice light transition in it. If you frequent the location, check in and reshoot under different light. Might become an...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-15-2012
Replies: 83
Views: 9,861
Posted By victoriapio
Agree 100% that where photography is going has...

Agree 100% that where photography is going has nothing to do with analog or digital. IT is and always will be about the image!!!!! Who cares about how you create it? Only the photographer himself but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 6,964
Posted By victoriapio
My wife and both work and make $160k total. Have...

My wife and both work and make $160k total. Have two kids in a texas state college that were are paying in cash. Own our home, own both cars (10+ years old), have a lot of money in the bank, iPad,...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-08-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,953
Posted By victoriapio
Link to Schaaf's book via Yale press: ...

Link to Schaaf's book via Yale press:
http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=0300057059



It's titled; Out of the Shadows; Herschel, Talbot, and the Invention of Photography
Another...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-08-2012
Replies: 284
Views: 19,869
Posted By victoriapio
I guess that's one of the sentences best said...

I guess that's one of the sentences best said when wearing silver spandex.
__________________
Bing! You're hypnotized!

I was wearing a "smiley" face when I said that ;). The U.S. has traditionally...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-07-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,953
Posted By victoriapio
One of my old photojournalism professors - dr....

One of my old photojournalism professors - dr. Larry Schaaf- has written several books about Newhall and other pioneers in photography. If you want more details about how it all started, his books...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-07-2012
Replies: 284
Views: 19,869
Posted By victoriapio
Good message here: pick your neighbors carefully....

Good message here: pick your neighbors carefully. Make sure they have a powerful army, an armed citizenry and are not afraid of using them when we or our allies are attacked. If you fear that, then...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-07-2012
Replies: 284
Views: 19,869
Posted By victoriapio
Humans have embraced violence since Adam and Eve;...

Humans have embraced violence since Adam and Eve; tribes, clans, territories, countries, etc. It seems to be part of our nature unfortunately. I am not that familiar with the history of your country...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 8,436
Posted By victoriapio
I was 22 and studying photojournalism at the...

I was 22 and studying photojournalism at the university of Texas and across campus taking Garry Winogrand's courses in the art department.A very used m3 in 1975.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4,074
Posted By victoriapio
Raid, there is a link to at least one photo below...

Raid, there is a link to at least one photo below the op. All I can se on my iPad is one photo..
Forum: RFF Polls 04-06-2012
Replies: 284
Views: 19,869
Posted By victoriapio
Countries where guns are allowed do not...

Countries where guns are allowed do not necessarily embrace violence. Ask Switzerland, Isreal and others where guns are not only allowed, but issued to trained adults.. As a Texan, I grew up in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4,074
Posted By victoriapio
As someone already suggested, i suspect the film...

As someone already suggested, i suspect the film was smuggled out as unexposed. In more modern times, a friend who won a Pulitzer prize did the same thing. He gave them all his "exposed film" at a...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-05-2012
Replies: 284
Views: 19,869
Posted By victoriapio
I have one Leica lens in my safe (the rest of...

I have one Leica lens in my safe (the rest of them are in my camera bag) but the safe is full of antique Winchesters, Spanish shotguns, hunting rifles, and a 22 Sauer Mosquito for fun. Oh, I have a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2012
Replies: 972
Views: 361,154
Posted By victoriapio
Julescasablanca- like that last pic you posted....

Julescasablanca- like that last pic you posted. interesting composition.
Forum: Off Topic 04-03-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 2,819
Posted By victoriapio
I applaud anyone trying to shut down drugs and...

I applaud anyone trying to shut down drugs and drug trafficking. Nothing crazy about that as long as you can protect yourself and your family.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-31-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 7,143
Posted By victoriapio
While many photographers will argue that a...

While many photographers will argue that a photograph converts the three-dimensional world into a two dimensional one, I would agree that mr. Barnhard's imitation of a chicken is certainly ...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-30-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 6,079
Posted By victoriapio
Odds: each ticket has the same odds. You can buy...

Odds: each ticket has the same odds. You can buy 100 tickets and each ticket has the exact same odds. The only way to lower the odds is to buy Every number combination there is. Problem is you...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-28-2012
Replies: 2,528
Views: 366,051
Posted By victoriapio
Chris, again I really like this series. In...

Chris, again I really like this series. In addition to the color and rendering, I like your framing too.
O.C.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-28-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 5,036
Posted By victoriapio
Correction: I never had the thumbs up, I had the...

Correction: I never had the thumbs up, I had the Leica M grip. I Apologize for the brain stall. But I didnt like the grip at all. I do Love the Thumbie.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-28-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 11,036
Posted By victoriapio
Like this one better Keith. :cool:

Like this one better Keith. :cool:
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-23-2012
Replies: 291
Views: 47,807
Posted By victoriapio
Yes, catapulted swine DO count but only if they...

Yes, catapulted swine DO count but only if they have a FF sensor ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-23-2012
Replies: 291
Views: 47,807
Posted By victoriapio
I honestly don't know this for a fact. But the...

I honestly don't know this for a fact. But the first batch had problems and many "refurbished" RDs were suddenly available. (sounds like the first batch of M8s huh.) By the time they relabeled it RD1...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-22-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,842
Posted By victoriapio
My understanding is that b&w MAKES the Leica IR...

My understanding is that b&w MAKES the Leica IR cut filters.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-22-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 5,036
Posted By victoriapio
I hated the thumbs up and when shooting very wide...

I hated the thumbs up and when shooting very wide on the m9 it stole the hotshot. So I had just stuck on a frame bumper for the back of a picture frame and that gave me the leverage I needed for a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,107
Posted By victoriapio
Sell the lux and get a 90 and 21 so you have 21...

Sell the lux and get a 90 and 21 so you have 21 50. 90. Perfect kit.
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-19-2012
Replies: 2,528
Views: 366,051
Posted By victoriapio
Like the photos Chris. Very "American" town it...

Like the photos Chris. Very "American" town it appears. Wonderfully rendered too. I used to fly a small flag on my car radio antenna, need to get another.
O.C.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-18-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 6,412
Posted By victoriapio
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-18-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 6,412
Posted By victoriapio
I agree with you on that. Seems like it's the...

I agree with you on that. Seems like it's the "public" or at least someone other than the photographer that determines whether a photographer is an "artist" or not. During my studies I had the good...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-18-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 6,412
Posted By victoriapio
Interesting opinion thegman. But I beg to differ....

Interesting opinion thegman. But I beg to differ. In both photojournalism and art photography classes you are taught that photographers "create" by framing. You have the power of God in your hands...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-17-2012
Replies: 291
Views: 47,807
Posted By victoriapio
Adanac, you made some brilliant points in your...

Adanac, you made some brilliant points in your last two posts, and others have too. The fact is the last time anyone tried to compete and actually outdo Leica was Epson and the RD1. And they lost so...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-15-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 6,412
Posted By victoriapio
Exactly. Plus in my case I graduated from...

Exactly. Plus in my case I graduated from photojournalism school yet studied "art photography" under Garry Winogrand. So I learned to photograph from differing disciplines. That doesn't necessarily...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 5,324
Posted By victoriapio
Eras end and that of true freelancers is about...

Eras end and that of true freelancers is about done, no doubt there are a few exceptions out there. But the business model (sell ads to pay for news staff and news coverage) has not only been in a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-14-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 10,418
Posted By victoriapio
1. A true CL digital? Perhaps not. 2 A b/w...

1. A true CL digital? Perhaps not.
2 A b/w sensor only. No way.
3. Leica would be crazy to upgrade the 9, there is still a limited supply.
4. No LCD.? No way
5. An m 10 to upgrade from the 9?...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-13-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,038
Posted By victoriapio
Interesting topic and the images are nice too....

Interesting topic and the images are nice too. Thanks Joe.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-11-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 6,804
Posted By victoriapio
I had not read the extensive Chiarenza essay...

I had not read the extensive Chiarenza essay (both parts) but find them compelling.

Two opinions that really impressed me are:

"There is, of course, the possibility that the “process” of these...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-09-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,330
Posted By victoriapio
I may have missed the body you are using but I...

I may have missed the body you are using but I use a cron IV on the m9 and I wouldn't use any other 35. They are all good, pick your poison.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-28-2012
Replies: 247
Views: 24,252
Posted By victoriapio
Roger, I had not thought about it in that way....

Roger,
I had not thought about it in that way. In my years as a PJ I shot primarily Kodachrome and Tri-x, and didn't consider either "more humanizing" or "more scary". No doubt that is skewing my...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-27-2012
Replies: 247
Views: 24,252
Posted By victoriapio
I will leave the political discussions to others....

I will leave the political discussions to others. My reaction to the photographs is much like the reaction to White House photos shot by the "White House" photographers on staff to document a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-26-2012
Replies: 126
Views: 11,455
Posted By victoriapio
Embraced digital as soon as the first...

Embraced digital as soon as the first professional quality body was introduced. For all my PJ work, 99% of it was kodachrome and when my twins were born my wife set down the law and closed my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 4,243
Posted By victoriapio
Sleep well sweet prince. I'd buy a Leica from...

Sleep well sweet prince. I'd buy a Leica from you Nick.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-10-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,299
Posted By victoriapio
Singing the Praises of Blurb

Got my first Blurb book today and I am absolutely blown away by the quality. I made some dumb mistakes on the layout, but that was why I only ordered one. I'll make changes and then finalize the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-10-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,579
Posted By victoriapio
This sounds cruel and unsympathetic but they need...

This sounds cruel and unsympathetic but they need to get over it. So we know the traditional magazine business model is gone. In fact how much longer will ANYTHING be printed? It's not like this is...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-08-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,299
Posted By victoriapio
Thanks Ducky, and I too really like your "eyes"...

Thanks Ducky, and I too really like your "eyes" concept and work. I wonder if a combination b/w and color book would throw Blurb off? Does your new book have all color or is there some b/w thrown...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-06-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,299
Posted By victoriapio
Ducky, Have been working on my first Blurb book...

Ducky,
Have been working on my first Blurb book too - http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2014790 - and wondered what you thought of their black/white printing. I am only printing a few copies of...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-06-2011
Replies: 251
Views: 35,524
Posted By victoriapio
Gave my wife a Nook for Christmas and its...

Gave my wife a Nook for Christmas and its fabulous for two things - reading and integrating with public library data bases for FREE e-books, even new releases. My wife is a library person, reads at...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-11-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,717
Posted By victoriapio
like it :D

like it :D
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-16-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 4,451
Posted By victoriapio
When my M9 arrived I sent it to DAG with several...

When my M9 arrived I sent it to DAG with several lenses. I still had an M8 too, and I found the lenses focused perfectly on both bodies once he adjusted them.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-16-2010
Replies: 65
Views: 5,858
Posted By victoriapio
Congratulations Chris. Very nice image, one that...

Congratulations Chris. Very nice image, one that I would call "multi-purpose" in that it can be used/interpreted in a variety of ways. I applaude the company's selection and their good taste.
Don't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-11-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,541
Posted By victoriapio
I may be wrong but "man eating" as applied to...

I may be wrong but "man eating" as applied to Corbett referred to tigers that had ALREADY eaten quite a few locals. And I do not recall a single story where he hunted tigers from an elephant....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-10-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,541
Posted By victoriapio
That book, "Man Eaters of Kumnaon" is required...

That book, "Man Eaters of Kumnaon" is required reading for anyone interested in learning how easy it is to become the hunted when Corbett was hunting man-eating cats in India. Absolutely some of the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-10-2010
Replies: 116
Views: 10,410
Posted By victoriapio
Just got back from taking my college-bound son...

Just got back from taking my college-bound son fly fishing on the San Juan River in New Mexico. Lots of big trout there, I mean lots. Since we live only 30 minutes from the Texas coast, we fly fish...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-06-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 3,692
Posted By victoriapio
Send it to Leica and find out it will cost. They...

Send it to Leica and find out it will cost. They will ship it back if the cost is prohibitive. And yes, a sob story might help.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-06-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,140
Posted By victoriapio
They struggled for direction for a variety of...

They struggled for direction for a variety of reasons, the top reason being that no two photographers agree on anything :D. Everyone wanted to take pictures, no one wanted to manage the agency, there...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-05-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 3,692
Posted By victoriapio
Both are repairable if you want to keep it.

Both are repairable if you want to keep it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By victoriapio
Exhibit on Modern Photojournalism Exhibit at the Getty Museum

I saw in the Wall Street Journal today that there is an exhibit on modern photojournalism at the Getty under the title "Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography Since the Sixties". Photographs from...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-22-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 6,613
Posted By victoriapio
Watch films, soccer, and documentaries about...

Watch films, soccer, and documentaries about photography, engineering or outer space on TV. Since I manage a TV channel (local municipal channel) in addition to other duties, I never watch any of the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-17-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 6,870
Posted By victoriapio
Yep, what Jaapv said... and my high ISO photos...

Yep, what Jaapv said... and my high ISO photos are better:D just kidding, just kidding
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-30-2010
Replies: 84
Views: 9,613
Posted By victoriapio
PJ is as crazy a business as you can want, and...

PJ is as crazy a business as you can want, and that was 25 year ago. Today, it is very risky in every conceivable way. But... there are great photographs taken everyday and you do not have to be in...
Forum: Off Topic 06-23-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 19,645
Posted By victoriapio
It is about time... whew :rolleyes: Now the...

It is about time... whew :rolleyes:

Now the fun really begins with the knockout stages. Is France the only big name that is going home?
Forum: Off Topic 06-20-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 19,645
Posted By victoriapio
I do not think KaKa was trying to do it...

I do not think KaKa was trying to do it intentionally. He is not match fit yet and needs more time on the field. He did not deserve that second yellow. But that is soccer and anytime the rules give...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 6,466
Posted By victoriapio
Sorry to hear about your test results Turtle, as...

Sorry to hear about your test results Turtle, as you mentioned something obviously wrong that should have been caught in the factory testing.

I have and use the 75 summarit and find it much easier...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-26-2010
Replies: 88
Views: 15,385
Posted By victoriapio
Back to Bill's original question.. I think this...

Back to Bill's original question..
I think this thread has raised two interesting points:

1. Working photojournalists (newspaper/wire services) not only have used PSs but will continue to do so...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-06-2010
Replies: 128
Views: 13,539
Posted By victoriapio
I tend to agree with what appears to be the...

I tend to agree with what appears to be the majority here:
1) there were great artists long before photography, commissions or not.
2. Photography has influenced art, certainly, but to what extent is...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-23-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,857
Posted By victoriapio
A shutter curtain blew out on my M8 and I was...

A shutter curtain blew out on my M8 and I was "torn" :D between just replacing the shutter or upgrading it. I ended up upgrading the shutter and Leica put a new cover on the camera for me at no...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-23-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,375
Posted By victoriapio
Potential Blurb book with repeat visits, or...

Potential Blurb book with repeat visits, or better yet, let the Chamber of Commerce publish it to give visiting photographers.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-19-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,011
Posted By victoriapio
Hadn't thought about this event, but I imagine it...

Hadn't thought about this event, but I imagine it has happened to more film/digital Leica owners than care to admit it :angel:
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-19-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,796
Posted By victoriapio
Ansel Adams created his zone system to limit the...

Ansel Adams created his zone system to limit the exposure/develop/print process to 10 stops which was all that film/developers/paper could handle in large format.

I would guess the M9 would handle...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-30-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 7,004
Posted By victoriapio
Harry, in the case of the professional (trained)...

Harry, in the case of the professional (trained) photojournalists, any decline was accompanied by the complete breakdown of the traditional advertising/news model that newspapers and magazines had...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 03-27-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 20,208
Posted By victoriapio
I was not familiar with your work but I really...

I was not familiar with your work but I really like it.

I really like the first set the best - visually interesting and a wonderful eye for composition.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-12-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,262
Posted By victoriapio
Hope he has good insurance if he is in an...

Hope he has good insurance if he is in an accident.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-07-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,014
Posted By victoriapio
I loved the output of my 1dsmk2 but like the M9...

I loved the output of my 1dsmk2 but like the M9 files even better. Like you the 1dsnk2 files at low ISO were very "film like."My suggestion would be to keep both until you are convinced the M9 will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,411
Posted By victoriapio
Should not be a problem: Lens to Sherry K and the...

Should not be a problem: Lens to Sherry K and the body to DAG.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-05-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 4,359
Posted By victoriapio
Because I don't have to, I will never use film...

Because I don't have to, I will never use film again :D

But the end result - the most important result, the ONLY result, the result that counts, the results that your career depends on - THE...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-03-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,018
Posted By victoriapio
Thanks for this information Jaap, this is news to...

Thanks for this information Jaap, this is news to me. Now I can cancel my appointment with a psychiatrist :D
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-03-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,018
Posted By victoriapio
Talking I have both although I will probably be selling...

I have both although I will probably be selling soon my M8 with a brand new upgraded shutter (and 1 year warranty) if you are interested. That being said, I think the image quality difference makes a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-24-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,268
Posted By victoriapio
Or was it close to the British Museum of Art?...

Or was it close to the British Museum of Art? Sorry I may have been wrong that it was near Trafalgar...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-23-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,268
Posted By victoriapio
I can't remember the street but there is a Leica...

I can't remember the street but there is a Leica store near Trafalgar Square - a most impressive Leica store.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-12-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,206
Posted By victoriapio
# 13 is one of the most memorable images I have...

# 13 is one of the most memorable images I have seen
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1,941
Posted By victoriapio
It is a hard choice and not to complicate things...

It is a hard choice and not to complicate things further, don't forget the Summarit. I have one and love the build design, sharpness, bokeh and the size/weight. Not much longer than a 50. Is only a...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-11-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 2,735
Posted By victoriapio
Interesting project Chris ...

Interesting project Chris ...
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