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Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-30-2013
Replies: 374
Views: 112,809
Posted By retnull
DemoDres, great images. I have to ask (forgive...

DemoDres, great images.

I have to ask (forgive my ignorance):
is that man smoking opium? ...in public?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By retnull
Kodak ending production of acetate film base

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/Kodak-ending-production-of-acetate-film-base-4600234.php
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-22-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 6,642
Posted By retnull
I have this one -- it's great. Has worked...

I have this one -- it's great. Has worked perfectly in every situation I've needed it for. Very light, very compact, easy to set-up.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,042
Posted By retnull
It comes down to one question: how connected are...

It comes down to one question: how connected are you with the thing your lens is pointed at?

If you have some strong investment in the subject--some love, hate, fascination, repulsion--the image...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 2,972
Posted By retnull
I like B+W because it's timeless, and (as Frank S...

I like B+W because it's timeless, and (as Frank S suggested) more of an "image" than a "window into another time and space".

I do like color, but I HATE the colors that digital cameras give. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,780
Posted By retnull
Hey no harm done right? If it makes someone...

Hey no harm done right? If it makes someone happy, then why not...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-23-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 27,139
Posted By retnull
OM-D vs XE1 -- the question that keeps us all...

OM-D vs XE1 -- the question that keeps us all awake at night. ;-)

It should be mentioned, the other factor is cost. I was leaning towards the Fuji (beautiful image samples on the web). But then,...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-15-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,999
Posted By retnull
Great set! You've really captured the atmosphere...

Great set! You've really captured the atmosphere of the event. I know nothing about what commercial wedding photos "should" look like, but these images seem natural yet flattering.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-13-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,386
Posted By retnull
If you really want to go BIG, like 40"x40"...a...

If you really want to go BIG, like 40"x40"...a 6cm x 6cm negative may not be enough. Have you considered large format? A 4"x5" negative will be noticeably better when printed BIG.

A 4x5 field camera...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-03-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By retnull
Also, the fence post doesn't bother me -- just...

Also, the fence post doesn't bother me -- just another opinion
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-03-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By retnull
I really like the tones, very nice. I wonder if...

I really like the tones, very nice. I wonder if there might be a little too much sharpening going on.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-29-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 9,097
Posted By retnull
I say film will last forever. They still...

I say film will last forever. They still manufacture typewriter ribbons, you know.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-29-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 10,356
Posted By retnull
Unlike many other lenses, the Summar has...

Unlike many other lenses, the Summar has personality. It draws like no other lens.

You have to love it for what it does, not hate it for what it doesn't do. Sometimes I forget and start to think...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-25-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,313
Posted By retnull
Great image!

Great image!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 17,289
Posted By retnull
The Dodo, an extinct flightless bird, may share...

The Dodo, an extinct flightless bird, may share some qualities with Dido, a sensitive English pop singer of another decade...but it's not immediately clear which ones.

Alas, it seems Kodak's...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-20-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 3,705
Posted By retnull
Generally, you can press the shutter of only one...

Generally, you can press the shutter of only one camera at a time! 

Having the right one with you is a different question. (That question gets easier when you have fewer choices...)
Forum: RFF Polls 11-18-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 3,052
Posted By retnull
Outlier here: I'd say take the Rollei TLR and...

Outlier here: I'd say take the Rollei TLR and nothing else. Shoot less, shoot better.

Have a wonderful trip !
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-15-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 8,816
Posted By retnull
man shooting with SLR or DSLR: suspicious...

man shooting with SLR or DSLR: suspicious person
man shooting with rangefinder: suspicious wealthy person
man shooting with large format camera: obviously demented, probably harmless
man shooting...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-10-2012
Replies: 2,016
Views: 620,067
Posted By retnull
Thanks! In case this...

Thanks! In case this helps:
http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Semflex

My camera looks like this one:
http://www.thecamerasite.net/06_TLR_Cameras/Pages/semflex.htm
except with a Berthiot 4.5 lens.

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,774
Posted By retnull
Great images! And thank you for your care and...

Great images! And thank you for your care and effort in presenting them and writing about them.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-09-2012
Replies: 2,016
Views: 620,067
Posted By retnull
Semflex f3.5 (French TLR from...

Semflex f3.5 (French TLR from 1950s)

http://retnull.com/Semflex014_A_levshrp_web.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-04-2012
Replies: 126
Views: 9,966
Posted By retnull
Yes, this is the key: how much does the...

Yes, this is the key: how much does the photographer have invested in the image? (...emotionally, not financially...) If there is genuine care -- a real engagement with the subject -- it's obvious in...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 4,523
Posted By retnull
Instagram = Guitar Hero

Instagram = Guitar Hero
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2012
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,472
Posted By retnull
Me too -- big experimental jump into large...

Me too -- big experimental jump into large format: got a Graflex Super Graphic in lovely condition, with a Kodak Ektar 127/4.5. Shot some Polaroids that look super-lovely, will try B+W film next.
Forum: Off Topic 10-21-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 9,910
Posted By retnull
"Ugetsu" (1953, Kenji Mizoguchi) "Sansho the...

"Ugetsu" (1953, Kenji Mizoguchi)
"Sansho the Bailiff" (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi)

...I love cinema from various eras and nations, but the Japanese films of the 50s and 60s are really freaking intense....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-18-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,517
Posted By retnull
Another vote for the Sirui -- very light,...

Another vote for the Sirui -- very light, well-designed, well-crafted. I have the T-025 which is perfect for medium format (I even use it for 4x5 sometimes).
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-11-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 5,634
Posted By retnull
There's color, and then there's COLOR. The best...

There's color, and then there's COLOR. The best colors are YOUR colors.

By that I mean, there are color photos that are "accurate" or at least try to be accurate. The idea is that the viewer...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 4,219
Posted By retnull
Did one transaction with Kevin. He had a popular...

Did one transaction with Kevin. He had a popular lens, but in uncommonly good condition. The asking price was, yes, very high. He accepted my offer, which was for a reasonable price. No problems with...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-04-2012
Replies: 211
Views: 38,862
Posted By retnull
unbelievably great -- hats off to you

unbelievably great -- hats off to you
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-23-2012
Replies: 262
Views: 30,734
Posted By retnull
Konica Hexar RF + Summarit 50 / 1.5

Konica Hexar RF + Summarit 50 / 1.5
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-16-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 24,544
Posted By retnull
maggieo -- really excellent shot, but i think...

maggieo -- really excellent shot, but i think there's too much "sharpening" applied.

haha (groan)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 7,482
Posted By retnull
Brilliant trick -- very useful, thanks !!

Brilliant trick -- very useful, thanks !!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-16-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 6,111
Posted By retnull
LOL! best RFF comment ever

LOL! best RFF comment ever
Forum: Other RF 11-03-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,544
Posted By retnull
Great shots! That $2 got you a lot of sonnar love.

Great shots! That $2 got you a lot of sonnar love.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-29-2011
Replies: 93
Views: 20,489
Posted By retnull
Hi, Nikon person!

Hi, Nikon person!
Forum: Travel 10-20-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By retnull
At Bruce Silverstein Gallery, there's a show...

At Bruce Silverstein Gallery, there's a show entitled "Self-Reflections: The Expressionist Origins of Lisette Model". It's pretty incredible. A very cleverly curated exhibition.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-18-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 5,466
Posted By retnull
Panasonic G3 with 20/1.7 can produce very good...

Panasonic G3 with 20/1.7 can produce very good images indeed
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-13-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 5,087
Posted By retnull
I've used his lens for two years now, on the G1,...

I've used his lens for two years now, on the G1, GH1, and G3, and it's incredible. A keeper for sure. Mostly I shoot at f2, because the bokeh loses its craziness and just looks distinctive and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 4,222
Posted By retnull
Just for the record -- the large marches at Foley...

Just for the record -- the large marches at Foley Square last Wednesday, and at Washington Sq. Park on Saturday had a MUCH broader demographic: all types of people, students, elderly, union...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-09-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 6,699
Posted By retnull
My goggled v1 is the finest lens I own. I use it...

My goggled v1 is the finest lens I own. I use it on the Konica RF. Yes, it's bigger than if it didn't have goggles...but also, it looks pretty badass.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-07-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,762
Posted By retnull
Susan Sontag "On Photography" Roland Barthes...

Susan Sontag "On Photography"
Roland Barthes "Camera Lucida"
Vilem Flusser "Towards a Philosophy of Photography"
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 6,989
Posted By retnull
There's a little mathematical error with how the...

There's a little mathematical error with how the poll is set up: to be accurate, you'd have to be able to vote on pairs of lenses, not individual lenses. As it is now, there's no reason why the top...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-27-2011
Replies: 15
B&w
Views: 2,190
Posted By retnull
I see the validity of the techniques used in the...

I see the validity of the techniques used in the article. But looking at the before-and-after shots, I'm reminded that sometimes "better isn't better". Not every shot needs to have as much "pop" as...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-08-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 6,851
Posted By retnull
You've only got one chance -- so make it right,...

You've only got one chance --
so make it right, RIGHT NOW
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-29-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 7,073
Posted By retnull
The word "archetype" is a funny one. Some people...

The word "archetype" is a funny one. Some people are uncomfortable with Jung because of this concept: it implies that there are absolute truths that exist out there, before anyone comes along and...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-28-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,318
Posted By retnull
Very nice! -- the old lens combines well with...

Very nice! -- the old lens combines well with digital.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 4,587
Posted By retnull
Drop your film at the best lab you can find for...

Drop your film at the best lab you can find for processing and scans. Fast, easy, NOT cheap, gets the results you want.

The M9 costs, what, $7,000?
$7,000 / $20 per roll = 350 rolls, scanned and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 6,102
Posted By retnull
The majority of the "very good" shots I get are...

The majority of the "very good" shots I get are with the tabbed 50 Summicron. But somehow, the majority of the shots I get that are "magical" come from the very clean 1939 Summar 50.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-26-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,706
Posted By retnull
The last shot is stunning!

The last shot is stunning!
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 4,973
Posted By retnull
Hello! Norway and Oklahoma City prove that...

Hello! Norway and Oklahoma City prove that citizens can be terrorists, too.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-25-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,763
Posted By retnull
This is not a rational response....but: Chris...

This is not a rational response....but: Chris Marker is such a great and important artist, that rules that apply to him are not the same rules that apply to mere mortals.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-24-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 8,141
Posted By retnull
Panasonic GH-1 with 20/1.7, and Konica Hexar RF...

Panasonic GH-1 with 20/1.7, and Konica Hexar RF with Summicron 35/2 v1.

On second day of vacation, a freak boating accident landed the GH-1 in the water. So the remaining two weeks were 100% film,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 5,033
Posted By retnull
Agreed on Crewdson -- once you say to yourself...

Agreed on Crewdson -- once you say to yourself "what fantastic lighting!", there's not really a lot to say about his images.

Taryn Simon: really excellent.

A few that interest me (but not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-21-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 5,633
Posted By retnull
+1 I love shooting film, but processing here in...

+1

I love shooting film, but processing here in NYC is so expensive that can't blindly shoot rolls and rolls of it. My solution for traveling: 90% shot with m4/3 body with Leica glass, 10% medium...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-18-2011
Replies: 1,203
Views: 341,797
Posted By retnull
http://retnull.com/horse.jpg v1 (goggles) @ f2

http://retnull.com/horse.jpg

v1 (goggles) @ f2
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-17-2011
Replies: 623
Views: 144,465
Posted By retnull
Magnificent image! Hats off to you

Magnificent image!
Hats off to you
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-16-2011
Replies: 73
Views: 4,211
Posted By retnull
I got interested in photography only 6 years ago....

I got interested in photography only 6 years ago. The past 5 years, the Konica Hexar RF has been the center of my photographic universe.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-14-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 3,678
Posted By retnull
I have handled the books in the Adorama store....

I have handled the books in the Adorama store. The image quality is excellent, much better than better than Blurb or other online publishers.

However, the paper stock appears to be the same as is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-13-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 3,586
Posted By retnull
Grain calls attention to the artifice of the...

Grain calls attention to the artifice of the image. Grain is honest -- it is the photograph's way of admitting it is a photograph, and not reality.

Being reminded of the image's separation from...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-11-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,739
Posted By retnull
#3 is a fine example of the Summar look -- very...

#3 is a fine example of the Summar look -- very difficult to put into words, but to me it has a certain European classiness or subtlety.
Forum: Off Topic 08-10-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,544
Posted By retnull
This well-written article suggests it's...

This well-written article suggests it's short-sighted not to interpret the riots politically:

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/08/201189165143946889.html
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-09-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 9,854
Posted By retnull
My personal opinion: yes, it is immoral, and I...

My personal opinion: yes, it is immoral, and I don't do it. BUT good photos can result from it.

Sometimes "the devil gets all the best lines."
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-06-2011
Replies: 73
Views: 7,301
Posted By retnull
I think the sense of fear the OP mentioned is...

I think the sense of fear the OP mentioned is valid, and I'm grateful that he felt he could discuss it here.

I won't ever buy an M9 or some other equally expensive camera. It seems somehow decadent...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-04-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 7,144
Posted By retnull
There's a problem with "getting exactly the...

There's a problem with "getting exactly the camera you want": it implies that your style is fixed and will not, should not change. Why not be open to the possibility that there's a camera out there...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,487
Posted By retnull
Thanks for all suggestions so far. Luckily it was...

Thanks for all suggestions so far. Luckily it was fresh water, not salt. I will ship the lens out for cleaning ASAP.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,487
Posted By retnull
Uh-oh, lens got wet...now what?

Seeking advice!! I had a freak boating accident this afternoon, and now the Elmar 90/4 (1st vesrsion) is soaked. Dripping. There are water drops on each of the three elements.

I'm on vacation, with...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-25-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 8,158
Posted By retnull
Another resource for exploring filters is NIK...

Another resource for exploring filters is NIK SilverEFX. Their simulations are quite good, and have helped me get a feel for how different color filters work in "the real world".
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-11-2011
Replies: 2,611
Views: 652,008
Posted By retnull
It's got light greys, dark greys, inbetween...

It's got light greys, dark greys, inbetween greys, neither/nor greys and greys beyond the range of human vision. Fantastic shot!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-11-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 11,309
Posted By retnull
Discussing the fine art on RFF is like discussing...

Discussing the fine art on RFF is like discussing President Obama deep in the heart of Utah (the most Republican of all states). There's a lot of strong opinions and little opportunity for dialogue...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-10-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,976
Posted By retnull
Stealthy! ;-) Too bad they didn't make the Fuji...

Stealthy! ;-)

Too bad they didn't make the Fuji G690 in that shade of red -- that'd be the ultimate discreet street shooter.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-09-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,425
Posted By retnull
Difficult to get extreme grain in 120 format...do...

Difficult to get extreme grain in 120 format...do you have the option to use another format? 135 makes your grain three to four times as big. Half-frame 135 would be six to eight times as big: this...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-03-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 4,251
Posted By retnull
Very nice images! It's a reminder that it's worth...

Very nice images! It's a reminder that it's worth hunting for the Good Light.

Did you use a tripod?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,017
Posted By retnull
It's a really nice look: kind of like a refined,...

It's a really nice look: kind of like a refined, subtler version of Moriyama's super-grainy harsh contrasts. Well done!
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-01-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,891
Posted By retnull
On m4/3, my cheap old thin Elmar 90/4 becomes a...

On m4/3, my cheap old thin Elmar 90/4 becomes a really excellent 180mm. It's so small that it draws no attention. A very different shooting experience. Don't knock it until you've tried it!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,063
Posted By retnull
A good example of the "look" (grainy, contrasty)...

A good example of the "look" (grainy, contrasty) matching the subject matter perfectly. Well done, great shots.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-26-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,580
Posted By retnull
I scan MF on the Epson 4490 with the...

I scan MF on the Epson 4490 with the Betterscanning ANR holder and Epson software.

But, it's very painful. It takes soooo much time--time that I don't really have to waste. Also: I hate the feeling...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-20-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,413
Posted By retnull
Congrats! Lovely camera, lovely images.

Congrats! Lovely camera, lovely images.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-19-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,677
Posted By retnull
Yes, I think so. And, not positive, but #2 could...

Yes, I think so. And, not positive, but #2 could be the other end of Grafton Street, at St. Stephen's Green.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-19-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,677
Posted By retnull
Hope it is OK for me to re-link....here's a few...

Hope it is OK for me to re-link....here's a few samples, more on the site listed...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-19-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,677
Posted By retnull
Street photography in Ireland 1890-1910

Photos of J.J.Clarke from Ireland, 1890-1910:

http://www.howtobearetronaut.com/2010/06/girl-on-a-tricycle-ireland-1900/

Some of these appear to be very early examples of the "street" style --...
Forum: Travel 06-17-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,085
Posted By retnull
Really excellent images! Thanks for the link.

Really excellent images! Thanks for the link.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-15-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 5,098
Posted By retnull
Also, coming from the DSLR world, lack of...

Also, coming from the DSLR world, lack of metering and AF can be a real shock to your shooting style.

My opinion: Hexar RF and any good 35mm -- then shoot shoot shoot until you understand why the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-14-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 42,687
Posted By retnull
Panasonic GH-1 with C-mount Angenieux 25mm f0.95....

Panasonic GH-1 with C-mount Angenieux 25mm f0.95. This lens has a wonderful soft color rendition. (2nd image converted with Nik SilverFX.) The lens does not cover the full sensor, so I use it in...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 06-12-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,360
Posted By retnull
Awesome concept! Wish the micro 4/3 cameras had...

Awesome concept! Wish the micro 4/3 cameras had this feature.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-11-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By retnull
Really excellent images and interview

Really excellent images and interview
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 5,882
Posted By retnull
Getting someone else to process and scan for you...

Getting someone else to process and scan for you is the busy person's way to go. But, it is pricey...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By retnull
The light meter app for the iPhone works as well...

The light meter app for the iPhone works as well as any other light meter. And if you own a iPhone, it's automatically always with you. Since I realized that, I'm indifferent to any camera's light...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-10-2011
Replies: 308
Views: 32,764
Posted By retnull
Down to just two here: Summicron (tabbed) 50mm...

Down to just two here:

Summicron (tabbed) 50mm f2
Summar 50mm f2

The Summicron takes "better" photos, but the Summar takes more photos that I want to look at for a long time.
Forum: Off Topic 06-09-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 2,409
Posted By retnull
My three-year-old daughter and I were browsing...

My three-year-old daughter and I were browsing YouTube, looking for clips of cute animals. I clicked on a link that came up entitled "Cute Puppy Says 'I Love You'". The first 20 seconds were standard...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-04-2011
Replies: 93
Views: 67,503
Posted By retnull
Your decision -- but personally, I wouldn't.

Your decision -- but personally, I wouldn't.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-02-2011
Replies: 1,217
Views: 437,429
Posted By retnull
Welta Weltax, cropped image,...

Welta Weltax, cropped image, Tri-X

http://retnull.com/_img/2011_05_TompkinsKira_Air_01_SpotSHarpBorder222web2.jpg
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-31-2011
Replies: 314
Views: 52,498
Posted By retnull
Konica-M 90 / 2.8. I now have another 90mm that...

Konica-M 90 / 2.8.

I now have another 90mm that I love, and use, even more. BUT I took two images I really like with the Konica. So if I'm emotionally attached to the images, I'm emotionally...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-23-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 3,416
Posted By retnull
!!! LOL fave RFF post ever

!!!
LOL

fave RFF post ever
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-22-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 3,416
Posted By retnull
I avoid the concept "the lens matches the way I...

I avoid the concept "the lens matches the way I see" -- the camera and I see differently, and that's fine.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 6,763
Posted By retnull
The POINT of Cindy Sherman's work is that the...

The POINT of Cindy Sherman's work is that the photos are NOT self-portraits. She is in the photo, but the image is of some pre-existing female image-type. She creates images of images and ideas that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 6,763
Posted By retnull
Yep, you look at the photo, and you don't get it....

Yep, you look at the photo, and you don't get it. But, some people do get it -- enough so that, at auction, the marketplace determined the photo was worth $4 million.

The photo sucks -- it's worth...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-16-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 8,054
Posted By retnull
To complicate things further, suffering is not...

To complicate things further, suffering is not always what it seem. We all know people who have comfortable lives, and yet they experience every day as torture. And then there are people who have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 6,763
Posted By retnull
Moderators: please delete if I am in violation of...

Moderators: please delete if I am in violation of rules.

I am really fed up with the constant bashing of contemporary fine art on this forum. It just doesn't stop.

Cindy Sherman is probably the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-14-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,270
Posted By retnull
I find it quicker to take digital photos of...

I find it quicker to take digital photos of back-lit negatives, and invert the image in Photoshop. Doesn't need to be perfect, just good enough to find which negs are worth scanning properly.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-14-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 12,002
Posted By retnull
Second = MF

Second = MF
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-13-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 3,456
Posted By retnull
We expect doctors and lawyers to use a...

We expect doctors and lawyers to use a specialized language; why shouldn't artists have the right to do the same?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-08-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 8,011
Posted By retnull
The best photos are the ones in which the...

The best photos are the ones in which the photographer has some strong emotional connection to the subject. It could be love, hate, desire, revulsion, curiosity, whatever.

Without this emotional...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-08-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By retnull
I don't believe any camera will auto-focus...

I don't believe any camera will auto-focus adapted lenses. But you can get adaptors for all your lenses for micro 4/3rds or NEX cameras.
If you wanted to just "test the waters" to see if concept...
Forum: Off Topic 05-08-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 2,305
Posted By retnull
On the internet, no one knows you're famous, and...

On the internet, no one knows you're famous, and a dog.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By retnull
Clearly it's a Summarit 50mm f1.5 lens: an...

Clearly it's a Summarit 50mm f1.5 lens:
an excellent choice for manga characters...and the rest of us, too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,483
Posted By retnull
+1 Summaron 35 f3.5

+1 Summaron 35 f3.5
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-03-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,904
Posted By retnull
In defense of the Summar: I took this shot two...

In defense of the Summar: I took this shot two days ago with my clean (but not perfect) 1937 Summar, probably at f4. At 100% zoom, it's possible to count eyelashes.

Agreed, at f2.0 the Summar is...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-26-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 4,047
Posted By retnull
I like these images a lot too. But...a lot of...

I like these images a lot too.
But...a lot of blown highlights, it seems...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 5,522
Posted By retnull
Tabs are great. For a year I used my tabbed...

Tabs are great. For a year I used my tabbed Summicron exclusively, and by the end of the year I was able to focus just by knowing where the tab should be.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-23-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 11,064
Posted By retnull
Leica Summaron 35 f3.5 is a greaat vintage lens,...

Leica Summaron 35 f3.5 is a greaat vintage lens, tiny, and a relative bargain (in Leica terms)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-17-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 13,849
Posted By retnull
The 2x crop factor is a disadvantage....or an...

The 2x crop factor is a disadvantage....or an advantage: depending on your needs. A cheap old Elmar 90/4 becomes an unnoticeable walk-around 180mm. Don't knock it 'til you've tried it.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-16-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 7,312
Posted By retnull
Well hmmm, it's not unreasonable to cut them a...

Well hmmm, it's not unreasonable to cut them a tiny bit of slack for dealing with a 9.0 earthquake...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-12-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,363
Posted By retnull
Yes, 40mm to 50mm can be a big difference,...

Yes, 40mm to 50mm can be a big difference, especially if you frequently shoot at close distance. Try a cheap 50!
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,293
Posted By retnull
Yes -- thank you for revealing so much. It didn't...

Yes -- thank you for revealing so much. It didn't get boring, or embarrassing. It just seemed like an honest account of yourself and your photography.

Nostalgia and photography: they're inseparable.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-04-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 11,346
Posted By retnull
I am enjoying this thread, because it's...

I am enjoying this thread, because it's interesting to hear RFF-ers trying to get what's really going on behind an image.

It's a complicated question. The OP images are for me mildly interesting on...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-03-2011
Replies: 166
Views: 27,225
Posted By retnull
Panasonic GH-1, Konica RF, Mamiya C330. 4 or 5...

Panasonic GH-1, Konica RF, Mamiya C330.
4 or 5 others, all cheap finds, look good on the shelf.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-02-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 5,271
Posted By retnull
There is some amazing C-mount glass around. If...

There is some amazing C-mount glass around. If you think about it, this glass had to be as good as it can be--because in a cinema, the image is projected so large that low image quality would be...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-01-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,179
Posted By retnull
Another vote of confidence for the Panasonic 20 /...

Another vote of confidence for the Panasonic 20 / 1.7. It's an incredibly useful lens, for all types of shooting.

I have tried many adapted lenses on the Panasonic GH-1, but usually it's the 20/1.7...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,729
Posted By retnull
Luster on Avenue A does a fine job.

Luster on Avenue A does a fine job.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By retnull
Jean-luc Godard's "Alphaville" (1965) says "Shot...

Jean-luc Godard's "Alphaville" (1965) says "Shot on Ilford HP-5" in the opening credits.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-21-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,927
Posted By retnull
For shooting film -- character lenses rule. If...

For shooting film -- character lenses rule. If you're going to bother with the hassle of film, why would you want shots that could be mistaken for digital? (Please feel free to disagree!)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-20-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 4,927
Posted By retnull
This is R I D I C U L O U S !!! :)

This is R I D I C U L O U S !!! :)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2011
Replies: 152
Views: 56,615
Posted By retnull
Yes me too -- the Crumpler "4 million dollar...

Yes me too -- the Crumpler "4 million dollar home" has worked great for 4 or 5 years. It's inconspicuous, but safely holds one body with 2 or 3 lenses, OR a TLR. Thumbs up.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-17-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 1,989
Posted By retnull
And what's wrong with that? I like it! :)

And what's wrong with that?
I like it! :)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-16-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5,276
Posted By retnull
Piewacket, really lovely images. I enjoy your...

Piewacket, really lovely images. I enjoy your aesthetic sense -- hats off to you
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-13-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,957
Posted By retnull
1) Ask the subject to sit or stand 3 to 6 feet...

1) Ask the subject to sit or stand 3 to 6 feet away from a window. Place yourself between the subject and the window (but not so that you cast shadows on the subject).

2) Establish a bond with your...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-13-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,629
Posted By retnull
Nice. Handheld?

Nice.
Handheld?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-12-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 9,264
Posted By retnull
Agree that the SilverFX versions are a step too...

Agree that the SilverFX versions are a step too far -- the originals looks great. A tiny touch more contrast, and a little teeny tiny bit of SilverFX grain would be great.

I use SilverFX all the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-12-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,539
Posted By retnull
Wow, can you imagine what the person who shot...

Wow, can you imagine what the person who shot with this looks like?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-11-2011
Replies: 171
Views: 25,710
Posted By retnull
It's a "no" for me. But if it had 50mm lens, it...

It's a "no" for me.
But if it had 50mm lens, it would be a "YES PLEASE!"
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-09-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 11,950
Posted By retnull
Wow, yes, excellent. I noitice that even the...

Wow, yes, excellent. I noitice that even the noise looks good -- somehow closer to film grain than "digital noise".
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-08-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 5,008
Posted By retnull
To be clear, if you try a 16mm or 13mm lens, your...

To be clear, if you try a 16mm or 13mm lens, your image will be a circle in a black rectangle.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-08-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 5,008
Posted By retnull
Hi Raid, D-mounts are too small to work on...

Hi Raid,

D-mounts are too small to work on m4/3.

C-mount lenses smaller than 25mm will vignette. There are a few 25mm lenses that do not vignette: the Schneider Xenoplan f1.9 dims the corners only...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-08-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 11,950
Posted By retnull
What if the X100 is unboxed, and it turns out...

What if the X100 is unboxed, and it turns out that it's only...a camera?
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-05-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By retnull
And even worse, got no reply from repeated...

And even worse, got no reply from repeated messages to admins/moderators.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-05-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By retnull
Happened to me too, about 6 weeks ago.

Happened to me too, about 6 weeks ago.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-04-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 7,935
Posted By retnull
Truly magnificent images. I like them all, but...

Truly magnificent images.
I like them all, but the swan in the fog is...as good as it gets.
More please!
Forum: RFF Polls 03-03-2011
Replies: 301
Views: 26,041
Posted By retnull
Art professor (not photography)

Art professor (not photography)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2011
Replies: 112
Views: 23,890
Posted By retnull
Wow such great shots in this thread! Helen --...

Wow such great shots in this thread!
Helen -- yours are very special indeed --
hats off to you!
--Kurt
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,486
Posted By retnull
The Konica Auto S2 -- easy to find -- has an...

The Konica Auto S2
-- easy to find
-- has an incredible Leica-quality f1.7 lens
-- not pocketable, but good ergonomics
-- can be found within your budget (mine was $20 on EBay in perfect working...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-18-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 8,265
Posted By retnull
I bought an early Bessa I on Ebay for $10....

I bought an early Bessa I on Ebay for $10. Amazingly, it arrived in beautiful condition, and produces lovely results. It doesn't get used as much as it should, unfortunately... I will try to post...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-17-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 9,541
Posted By retnull
Yes, me too. If it came with a 50mm or even 40mm,...

Yes, me too. If it came with a 50mm or even 40mm, I'd buy it in a second.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 2,374
Posted By retnull
Yes, Roland, that beach photo reappears, but it...

Yes, Roland, that beach photo reappears, but it always pleases: such a great image. It's like the textbook definition of good tonality and composition.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 19,069
Posted By retnull
In the original image, I love the grain on the...

In the original image, I love the grain on the subject's shoulder. That's a look that I've never seen replicated in digital.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 2,643
Posted By retnull
I use an Angenieux 25/0.95 c-mount lens on my...

I use an Angenieux 25/0.95 c-mount lens on my Panasonic micro4/3ds camera. The wider aperatures are just too difficult for me, I decided there's not much point in going below f2.

Maybe the...
Forum: Travel 02-14-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,179
Posted By retnull
A trip should be special, why not make the photos...

A trip should be special, why not make the photos special? The M3 images will have more personality.

Or -- ask the cameras themselves: which one wants to go to Rome more? The NEX probably doesn't...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 8,415
Posted By retnull
You will have a great time with your "new" camera...

You will have a great time with your "new" camera and lens(es), congratulations.

Now stop worrying about gear, and get out there and shoot, shoot, shoot.:)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-12-2011
Replies: 174
Views: 13,984
Posted By retnull
This photo on its own, especially in this...

This photo on its own, especially in this context, doesn't look too strong. But, Eggleston had/has something special -- a real commitment to making the banal into something extraordinary. If you'd...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 8,415
Posted By retnull
Elmar 90/4.0 Summaron 35/3.5 Summitar 50/2.0 (NOT...

Elmar 90/4.0
Summaron 35/3.5
Summitar 50/2.0 (NOT Summarit -- they are often confused)
Elmar 50/3.5

...if you're going to shoot a Leica -- surely you must be curious about Leica glass?
A modern lens...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 12,019
Posted By retnull
The images look good. Life-changing? NO. But,...

The images look good. Life-changing? NO. But, they look very good for a small digital camera.

In my experience, Fuji lenses have a certain delicate or gentle personality. I see this quality in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By retnull
Another angle to consider: people around the...

Another angle to consider: people around the world have come to understand the power of media. Warfare continues with guns and bullets, but now it's understood that images are powerful weapons. A...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 1,627
Posted By retnull
I got an old Elmar 90/4 on Craigslist for $75,...

I got an old Elmar 90/4 on Craigslist for $75, and the thing blew me away! The biggest bargain in Leica glass.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-02-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,471
Posted By retnull
Yes. I purchased and used GenFrac for one...

Yes. I purchased and used GenFrac for one project, involving odd images that were originally quite low resolution. For this particular project, GenFrac seemed to add some weird artifacts -- sort of...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-02-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 28,637
Posted By retnull
I've been shooting m4/3 for almost two years now,...

I've been shooting m4/3 for almost two years now, and I go back and forth and back and forth about adapted lenses. The Panasonic 20/1.7 is just so good -- if it were Leica branded, people would spend...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-29-2011
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,422
Posted By retnull
Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and '70s --...

Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and '70s -- Kaneko / Vartanian
-- really awesome
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-26-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,581
Posted By retnull
By normal RFF standards, it's not "successful"....

By normal RFF standards, it's not "successful". It is too dark, and not gracefully composed.

HOWEVER I like it, the disconnection between individuals is clear -- presumably it's the point of the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-21-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,591
Posted By retnull
Watching such intimate fondling, caressing,...

Watching such intimate fondling, caressing, stroking makes me feel kinda uncomfortable. Some things should be private, no?
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 01-21-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 4,854
Posted By retnull
Any examples of the worst offenders from the...

Any examples of the worst offenders from the 1970s? I think I know the look you are describing. Perhaps "Days of Heaven"?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 2,644
Posted By retnull
Just my opinion: how photogenic your destination...

Just my opinion: how photogenic your destination is should be only a secondary consideration. If you have a great vacation, PERIOD, the photos will mean more to you. You said it's an anniversary...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-16-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 3,546
Posted By retnull
The reason why art school is great is because you...

The reason why art school is great is because you can get lots of crit from many different people, all of them practicing artists, all of them "professional critters", but you are not paying any of...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-16-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 3,546
Posted By retnull
I think that it's much better to deal with...

I think that it's much better to deal with someone in person, instead of online. Ideally crit should be something like therapy, there needs to be trust and mutual understanding. Hard to get that...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-16-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 7,593
Posted By retnull
Everything on the internet is TRUE. And if it...

Everything on the internet is TRUE.
And if it isn't tue, at least it's very entertaining.
Works for me, thanks!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,109
Posted By retnull
Excellent! Really interesting images.

Excellent! Really interesting images.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,315
Posted By retnull
Panasonic G1 is way underrated in my opinion, and...

Panasonic G1 is way underrated in my opinion, and now you can get a body for CHEAP.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-29-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,598
Posted By retnull
Excellent shots. You'd have to get up pretty...

Excellent shots. You'd have to get up pretty early in the morning to beat those!
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 11-29-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,511
Posted By retnull
Sony got soul !! And they super-bad.

Sony got soul !! And they super-bad.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-24-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 4,412
Posted By retnull
Agreed, that one is great.

Agreed, that one is great.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 39,852
Posted By retnull
Yes , absolutely. This lens is strangely...

Yes , absolutely. This lens is strangely under-hyped. "Classic rendering", yes, if that means razor-sharp with fine tonality.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-19-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,913
Posted By retnull
Thank you for the info!

Thank you for the info!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-16-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 4,870
Posted By retnull
#2 is great

#2 is great
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,249
Posted By retnull
This is a micro-trend in contemporary fine art...

This is a micro-trend in contemporary fine art photography. Look at Marcus Amm, Marco Breuer, Tamar Halpern
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-16-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,913
Posted By retnull
Mamiya C330 lens CLA ?

Any recommendations for the above? My Sekor 80mm lens seems to have a small amount of haze.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
-- Kurt
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-05-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,870
Posted By retnull
This video made me realize that I actually have...

This video made me realize that I actually have started to believe in all this crap. Gaaaah! What a weird subculture we have here. "It is traditional and not to be questioned!"
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-30-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 5,724
Posted By retnull
Excellent images!

Excellent images!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-30-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,188
Posted By retnull
Simon, check out Vilém Flusser's "Towards a...

Simon, check out Vilém Flusser's "Towards a Philosophy of Photography" (1983). Really brilliant. Flusser has a unique account of the history of the relation of text and image, and an explanation for...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-26-2010
Replies: 267
Views: 107,016
Posted By retnull
Here's an obscure one: the Mamiya 135 EE. It has...

Here's an obscure one: the Mamiya 135 EE. It has the same size and form factor as the Canonet QL. The 38mm f2.8 lens is unbelievably sharp. Mine was $10 on iBay, mint...the word "bargain" doesn't...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-19-2010
Replies: 308
Views: 32,764
Posted By retnull
Used to have 4, but now down to 2: tabbed...

Used to have 4, but now down to 2: tabbed Summicron and a very clean Summar.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-17-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 10,852
Posted By retnull
Thanks for all your work! Fascinating images...

Thanks for all your work! Fascinating images throughout.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-16-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By retnull
Sigh, I miss old New York. I'm still here, but...

Sigh, I miss old New York. I'm still here, but it's a different city now.

Very nice shots! Especially like the demolished building.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-04-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 5,173
Posted By retnull
I like these images, but they're definitely...

I like these images, but they're definitely fashion/porn. I was hoping they'd be art/porn.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-02-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By retnull
Another recommendation for the general area: at...

Another recommendation for the general area: at the RISD Museum in Providence, RI, the photographs of Linda Conner are quite amazing. She contact-prints 8 x 10 inch negatives, and tones with gold...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-22-2010
Replies: 69
Views: 8,143
Posted By retnull
Shot # 3, of the shadows of the horses -- surely...

Shot # 3, of the shadows of the horses -- surely from the viewing angle, the shadow on the right must be the photographer, shooting from atop the horse. Where else could the camera be? And, it looks...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-04-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 9,149
Posted By retnull
You might consider the Leica Minilux (non-zoom...

You might consider the Leica Minilux (non-zoom version w/ 40mm Summarit 2.5)...my first Leica, my first love. Veiwfinder is just OK, but the lens is really excellent. Should fit your budget.
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-02-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 6,532
Posted By retnull
Wow -- I am experiencing the uncomfortable...

Wow -- I am experiencing the uncomfortable realization that As much as I like good bokeh, maybe I like bad bokeh too. That Sigma shot looks like the background is not part of the same image. Which is...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-31-2010
Replies: 223
Views: 41,016
Posted By retnull
I'd love full-frame (or close to it), too. But in...

I'd love full-frame (or close to it), too. But in practice, there's an unexpected benefit to 2x crop: physically small lenses become super-teles. For example, a Elmar 90/4 becomes an 180mm...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-29-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 21,385
Posted By retnull
It might just be some frozen yogurt, but to me...

It might just be some frozen yogurt, but to me it's as powerful as Eggleston's Tricycle. Hats off to YOU, Helen...as always. -- Kurt
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 25,046
Posted By retnull
It will be hard to stick with micro 4/3rds when a...

It will be hard to stick with micro 4/3rds when a mirrorless full-frame camera is available. But I guess you'd be motivated to stick with it, if you'd dropped $1200 on a new Voigtländer lens that...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 25,046
Posted By retnull
I use the Angenieux 25 / 0.95 as my main lens on...

I use the Angenieux 25 / 0.95 as my main lens on the Panasonic GH-1. A super-fast lens in this focal length makes a lot of sense for µ43. Hats off to Voigtlander. There will be drooling when sample...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-24-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 8,979
Posted By retnull
Heheh, yes. But the erotic is located in what's...

Heheh, yes. But the erotic is located in what's concealed, not what's revealed.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-24-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 3,094
Posted By retnull
I love the Panasonic 20/1.7, but the others are...

I love the Panasonic 20/1.7, but the others are just too slow...for my needs, at least. If you do mostly landscape or daytime street-shooting, then yes, the Panasonic glass is excellent.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-17-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 3,226
Posted By retnull
Konica Auto S2, in good condition, is really a...

Konica Auto S2, in good condition, is really a great camera -- way under-rated.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 3,043
Posted By retnull
My Konica-M 90mm / f2.8....I hope someone's using...

My Konica-M 90mm / f2.8....I hope someone's using it well...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-09-2010
Replies: 223
Views: 41,016
Posted By retnull
The "hacked" GH-1 produces stellar video. Some...

The "hacked" GH-1 produces stellar video. Some say better than Canon 7D: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1BMugSQl1I
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-08-2010
Replies: 223
Views: 41,016
Posted By retnull
Very happy with the GH-1. Very good IQ and...

Very happy with the GH-1. Very good IQ and ergonomics.

It is also a lens geek's delight -- the camera will mount pretty much anything at all (with adapters). Adapted lenses shorter than 35mm is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-08-2010
Replies: 87
Views: 5,363
Posted By retnull
If I can really focus on shooting, such as during...

If I can really focus on shooting, such as during a vacation, I prefer film. If I'm just hoping to grab a few snaps, digital is fine.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-07-2010
Replies: 123
Views: 8,131
Posted By retnull
Incredible work! Thanks for the link.

Incredible work! Thanks for the link.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 4,666
Posted By retnull
I will never sell my 35 Summicron (version 1) and...

I will never sell my 35 Summicron (version 1) and my very clean 50 Summar f2.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-04-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,784
Posted By retnull
As noted, 90mm is not so far from 75mm. I...

As noted, 90mm is not so far from 75mm. I recently picked up a clean 1st version Elmar 90 / 4 for $75, and couldn't be happier with the results -- underrated lens, in my opinion.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-04-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,731
Posted By retnull
My Mamiya C330 ! It's never malfunctioned, but...

My Mamiya C330 ! It's never malfunctioned, but it's such an overweight cumbersome beast...a problem. I love the results, but mostly it sits around hogging real estate on the shelf.
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