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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Brian Atherton
Cheers, Klaus… a great idea. Thanks for the link.

Cheers, Klaus… a great idea. Thanks for the link.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By Brian Atherton
Some achievement! Congratulations and thank you...

Some achievement! Congratulations and thank you for your contributions, Akiva; always of interest.

RFF is the only forum I contribute to; intelligent, informative, knowledgeable, humorous, and yes,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By Brian Atherton
Having seen McCullin's London retrospective, this...

Having seen McCullin's London retrospective, this was on my list.

Thank you for the link.

What a wonderful ambassador is Don McCullin for black and white, and I understand he still prints all of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Days Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 5,723
Posted By Brian Atherton
Use an external text/word program for your...

Use an external text/word program for your extended pieces: I use a MacBook, so use TextEdit.

When you're ready to post on RFF, copy your piece and paste.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,586
Posted By Brian Atherton
Many thanks, Robert. Marvellous and so...

Many thanks, Robert. Marvellous and so uplifting.

Keep your chin up. My best you and Italy. We love Italy and hope that our holidays to Lake Como and Puglia at the end of the year will go ahead. But...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,509
Posted By Brian Atherton
My wife and I live about 20 miles north of the...

My wife and I live about 20 miles north of the centre of London; there’s just the two of us in the house but have thirteen other neighbours in our cul-de-sac, most of whom we never see. We’re a seven...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,586
Posted By Brian Atherton
Quite possibly. I remember my parents talking...

Quite possibly.

I remember my parents talking (during WWII my father served in the RAF and my mother did war work and she and her family went through the Blitz etc) when I was growing up, saying...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 18,892
Posted By Brian Atherton
Can’t add anything technical to this discussion...

Can’t add anything technical to this discussion but I have stood in the exact same spot many times.

For the record it’s the Port Dauphine Métropolitain (Métro) station situated close to the Bois de...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 207
Views: 10,460
Posted By Brian Atherton
Great thread, Chris! Sneaky is fast usurping your...

Great thread, Chris! Sneaky is fast usurping your excellent Fort Wayne thread. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,586
Posted By Brian Atherton
Helen, a gracious and measured response to an...

Helen, a gracious and measured response to an appalling post.

It’s not the content but the language used I find so offensive, which I can only feel is consciously calculated to wound and upset, made...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,586
Posted By Brian Atherton
This virus will bring out the best and worst of...

This virus will bring out the best and worst of us, as we have seen in the last few days. I can only hope that a sense of community and coming together, altruism and love will conquer greed and...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,087
Posted By Brian Atherton
At a pinch, the Classic Neg, Huss. There other...

At a pinch, the Classic Neg, Huss. There other one looks too blue.

I’ve been experimenting a little with my X-Pro3 and Classic Neg. The results to my eye in many situations look too green (I’m not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 5,391
Posted By Brian Atherton
No photos, but I’ll get out later today and have...

No photos, but I’ll get out later today and have a wander around… not that it appears there’ll much groceries to buy...

Yesterday, overnight, our local supermarket shelves were stripped bare of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,291
Posted By Brian Atherton
An interesting thread, Helen, and one I hope...

An interesting thread, Helen, and one I hope others will respond to.

I have previously written about my black and white preference on my website.

Despite a world of colour and the ease of digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 5,391
Posted By Brian Atherton
Same in the UK. Is there a secret diarrhoea...

Same in the UK. Is there a secret diarrhoea epidemic we haven't been told about? :confused:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 396
Views: 68,435
Posted By Brian Atherton
I have two Ms: M5 and M6TTL Millennium - with...

I have two Ms: M5 and M6TTL Millennium - with three lenses 50mm Summicron and 50mm Elmar M and 35mm Millennium. Right now these aren’t getting a lot of use as I can’t process my own films and I find...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,285
Posted By Brian Atherton
Congratulations, Dan. I like boring photographs....

Congratulations, Dan. I like boring photographs. :)
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,222
Posted By Brian Atherton
Welcome, Jason! So nice to be reacquainted with...

Welcome, Jason!

So nice to be reacquainted with you (so to speak) after so long.

As a photographer in the UK just starting out I always eagerly awaited the next edition of Modern and Popular, even...
Forum: Travel 02-17-2020
Replies: 226
Views: 9,895
Posted By Brian Atherton
A big thank you from me, too, Margus; especially...

A big thank you from me, too, Margus; especially for the enlightening explanations to your superb photos.

Keep safe.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,847
Posted By Brian Atherton
Yes. Absolutely, Huss! A fantastic camera. So...

Yes. Absolutely, Huss! A fantastic camera. So nice to see it being used and appreciated here.

I remember when it came out in the UK (I think around 1997) and thought: “what a lump.”

Eventually,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-16-2020
Replies: 131
Views: 10,140
Posted By Brian Atherton
Is it not the case that in many countries that...

Is it not the case that in many countries that FedEx/UPS packages go through X-ray machines at customs, at least randomly chosen, before being released to the customer?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-15-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By Brian Atherton
Fuji ‘X’ cameras now have been around for a...

Fuji ‘X’ cameras now have been around for a while, increasingly a number of their models are being used professionally; so long enough, I feel, to make an unscientific assessment on their...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2020
Replies: 40
Views: 1,435
Posted By Brian Atherton
This is a beautiful image. Thank you.

This is a beautiful image. Thank you.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-13-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By Brian Atherton
I would hope so! Intriguing… Full size or not,...

I would hope so! Intriguing…

Full size or not, on three separate machines (Apple and PC), what I see with my eyes on my screens appears different to what you see with your eyes on your screen.

You...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-13-2020
Replies: 131
Views: 10,140
Posted By Brian Atherton
Certainly now I do. In the past few years...

Certainly now I do.

In the past few years London St Pancras, Paris Gare du Nord and Folkstone Eurostar terminals; London's Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, airports in Italy,...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-12-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By Brian Atherton
+1 Same here with my MacBook Pro.

+1

Same here with my MacBook Pro.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-11-2020
Replies: 131
Views: 10,140
Posted By Brian Atherton
Yes. Last year in Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Shimla...

Yes. Last year in Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Shimla every hotel had an old-type scanner (I'm no expert) at the entrance and insisted that every bag and suitcase was put through when we first arrived and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-09-2020
Replies: 285
Views: 13,033
Posted By Brian Atherton
Okay. For the avoidance I doubt, I should have...

Okay. For the avoidance I doubt, I should have written ‘a separate battery charger’. Does this now help you understand my point about not being able to use the camera while it’s charging a battery?...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-09-2020
Replies: 285
Views: 13,033
Posted By Brian Atherton
The major criticism of mine about the X-Pro3 is...

The major criticism of mine about the X-Pro3 is that a battery charger is now not supplied with the camera.

Actually, I applaud the new in-camera charger facility on the ‘3’ as it means carrying...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-07-2020
Replies: 285
Views: 13,033
Posted By Brian Atherton
Yes. In the box with the camera body. Single...

Yes. In the box with the camera body. Single language all in English.

Edit: unlike the PDF version in green and black, my printed owner's manual is printed just in black.
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-07-2020
Replies: 285
Views: 13,033
Posted By Brian Atherton
Definitely. Over half an inch thick (the English...

Definitely. Over half an inch thick (the English version) but fairly easy to plough through.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-07-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,230
Posted By Brian Atherton
Sorry, no idea! I’ve never taken interest in...

Sorry, no idea! I’ve never taken interest in camera leatherette! The camera felt sure in the hand and easy to handle, though.



In the UK the Fujifilm adapter ring and hood are priced around £75,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-07-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,230
Posted By Brian Atherton
Briefly had a chance to handle the X-100V in...

Briefly had a chance to handle the X-100V in London. A fine, high quality camera, beautifully made and put together, especially the black version.

Only downside is the lack of a weather sealed lens...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-07-2020
Replies: 285
Views: 13,033
Posted By Brian Atherton
Happy to assist, Bob. I think this tip was...

Happy to assist, Bob.

I think this tip was passed on to me here on the RFF. By the way this works for the X-Pro3, too.
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-07-2020
Replies: 285
Views: 13,033
Posted By Brian Atherton
Bob, Same problem with me with the X-Pro2… for a...

Bob,

Same problem with me with the X-Pro2… for a while.

If you don’t use the function buttons, press the Menu button for a couple of seconds and it will lock them (a lock icon will show yellow in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-07-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 840
Posted By Brian Atherton
For years up until a year or so ago my principal...

For years up until a year or so ago my principal camera was my M6 Millennium black paint with either a 35 or 50mm. Also I have a M5 but the M6 was my go-to camera.

I absolutely loved using the M6...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-05-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,529
Posted By Brian Atherton
Hang on a second, I'll have to think about this....

Hang on a second, I'll have to think about this. :D
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-05-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,529
Posted By Brian Atherton
My Seiko watch’s auto date and calendar go to...

My Seiko watch’s auto date and calendar go to 2100, which is enough for me (probably). ;)
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-04-2020
Replies: 56
Views: 2,074
Posted By Brian Atherton
+1 The X-E cameras are really great but they are...

+1

The X-E cameras are really great but they are not built to the same standard as the X-Pro2 & 3.

Last year I was winter walking the Norfolk coast with friends, one of whom had an X-E2. With eight...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-03-2020
Replies: 56
Views: 2,074
Posted By Brian Atherton
Here’s my tuppence-worth…. In early January I...

Here’s my tuppence-worth….

In early January I traded in my 2016 X-Pro2 for the X-Pro3, and have been using it almost every day.

As a healthy sceptic about the ‘3’ when it was released, I had loan...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-03-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 3,144
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you for the link, much appreciated,...

Thank you for the link, much appreciated, MaZo.

At last I get to meet the famous Winona from Winona. I approve! Rather a sweet, humorous, inoffensive piece of twaddle and far better than many...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-03-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 3,144
Posted By Brian Atherton
YouTube link comes up as: "This video is...

YouTube link comes up as: "This video is unavailable: Private." :rolleyes:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-03-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1,111
Posted By Brian Atherton
Congratulations! I like the website: simple,...

Congratulations!

I like the website: simple, clean and clear, Megido, made all the more interesting by the excellent photographic content and quality. Only downside for me is that I would like to...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-03-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 3,144
Posted By Brian Atherton
Correct. Nevertheless I'd be grateful for a link...

Correct. Nevertheless I'd be grateful for a link to the Leica advert you mention, as I haven't seen it. :)
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-02-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 3,144
Posted By Brian Atherton
The films mentioned may have been broadcast on...

The films mentioned may have been broadcast on British TV but I never seen them.



Yes, I do watch TV. I never heard of Stranger Things or watched a single minute of it. Your comment prompted me to...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-02-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 3,144
Posted By Brian Atherton
No, I haven't. I don't go to the cinema.

No, I haven't. I don't go to the cinema.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-02-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 3,144
Posted By Brian Atherton
Unkown to me, too. But then I don't live in the...

Unkown to me, too. But then I don't live in the US.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2020
Replies: 185
Views: 12,579
Posted By Brian Atherton
No, sorry, I can’t, because your needs and...

No, sorry, I can’t, because your needs and requirements may be different to mine; also, I have no idea which country you are based.

If it helps you, currently my gear is insured with eversure.com.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2020
Replies: 185
Views: 12,579
Posted By Brian Atherton
+1 but get decent insurance. ;)

+1 but get decent insurance. ;)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-30-2020
Replies: 197
Views: 13,974
Posted By Brian Atherton
A big, big thank you from me, Vince, for posting...

A big, big thank you from me, Vince, for posting this superb body of work. I would love to see the originals in an exhibition in London!

Keep up the good work. Wonderful!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2020
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,425
Posted By Brian Atherton
Traded in my four year-old X-Pro2 for the X-Pro3.

Traded in my four year-old X-Pro2 for the X-Pro3.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-21-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By Brian Atherton
Nope. No issues with Captcha (UK based MacBook...

Nope. No issues with Captcha (UK based MacBook using Safari with High Sierra 10.13.6). Very occasionally RFF is slow to load, probably due to connection traffic.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-13-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 1,994
Posted By Brian Atherton
Great set of photographers and totally unknown to...

Great set of photographers and totally unknown to me. Thank you Ko.Fe.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-11-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,089
Posted By Brian Atherton
The news about the screw is big. ;)

The news about the screw is big. ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-11-2020
Replies: 240
Views: 7,905
Posted By Brian Atherton
Yes, I was fortunate in 2017 to see Gregory...

Yes, I was fortunate in 2017 to see Gregory Crewdson’s exhibition, Cathedral of the Pines, at the Photographers’ Gallery, London.

Huge, technically brilliant prints staged, lit and finessed to the...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-10-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,625
Posted By Brian Atherton
Therefore will have to abstain voting… Some like...

Therefore will have to abstain voting…

Some like the red dot, I don’t: black electrical tape for me.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,529
Posted By Brian Atherton
Infallible and truly impressive, Ted. Respect.

Infallible and truly impressive, Ted. Respect.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,529
Posted By Brian Atherton
You may indeed be correct about Fujifilm’s colour...

You may indeed be correct about Fujifilm’s colour simulations, Ted, I have no way of making a judgement about them and their film counterparts, as I have never used them.

Likewise you may be correct...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,529
Posted By Brian Atherton
Genuinely, I am interested in reading opposite...

Genuinely, I am interested in reading opposite opinions to the sometimes sycophantic ones lauding Acros digital as being fantastic, wonderful etc etc, as I have not come across (no pun intended) any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,529
Posted By Brian Atherton
Certainty is not fact, Ted. Different methods of...

Certainty is not fact, Ted. Different methods of processing all bring something to the table with regard to a film's look. And since Fujifilm has not issued a Neopan 400 simulation, it is speculation...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,529
Posted By Brian Atherton
Ted, Why? Because I used Neopan 400 film...

Ted,

Why? Because I used Neopan 400 film extensively and would like to see what a Fujifilm simulation would look like.

Personally I use the Acros simulation as a matter of choice and I like the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,529
Posted By Brian Atherton
Outsourced Acros 35mm, fourteen quid?? Nope, not...

Outsourced Acros 35mm, fourteen quid?? Nope, not for me.

If Fujifilm revived Neopan 400 ISO I might bite: it was my all-time favourite.

Incidentally, I’d like to see a Neopan 400 Professional ...
Forum: Travel 01-06-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By Brian Atherton
I can’t make it. :( But I highly recommended...

I can’t make it. :(

But I highly recommended Lyon: a wonderful, atmospheric (the Traboules especially so), walkable city with plenty to interest the photographer.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-01-2020
Replies: 131
Views: 10,140
Posted By Brian Atherton
In all my years travelling around the world...

In all my years travelling around the world (Middle East, North Africa, Europe, USA) with 400 ISO film, I have never, ever had damage to film caused by my luggage being scanned, sometimes multiple...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,581
Posted By Brian Atherton
Another vote for the Olympus XA: lightweight,...

Another vote for the Olympus XA: lightweight, tiny, pretty rugged and has a very capable f2.8 lens. It has a decent and accurate rangefinder, too. Also, the optional flash is useful. Downside is that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,820
Posted By Brian Atherton
Love, love, love New Yawk (thanks, Helen!)… the...

Love, love, love New Yawk (thanks, Helen!)… the sights, the buzz, but especially, the people. Never a dull moment.

As a born and bred Londoner I look upon NY as London’s brash younger sister.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,658
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you, Peter. Another firm admirer of Saul...

Thank you, Peter.

Another firm admirer of Saul Leiter. So atmospheric and of his time, and so often imitated but never bettered: a true master.

He’s one of the few photographers that taught me...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-26-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1,547
Posted By Brian Atherton
I have used the first generation Peak Sling for a...

I have used the first generation Peak Sling for a few years, finding that it has stood up to extensive wear well; nothing has broken and the covering material has proved to be ‘bomb proof’.

I love...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,848
Posted By Brian Atherton
I turn to my seventh decade next year but to date...

I turn to my seventh decade next year but to date I don’t ever think about retiring my photography interest.

There were a few short years in the early-mid 90s when I had left work and a bespoke...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-19-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,033
Posted By Brian Atherton
I get what you're saying, but handling the X-Pro3...

I get what you're saying, but handling the X-Pro3 for the first time, for me, as a spectacles wearer, its viewfinder is easier to see and less of a squint.

Also the eyesight dioptre adjustment has...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-17-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By Brian Atherton
My all-time fave is the Minolta CLE and its three...

My all-time fave is the Minolta CLE and its three Minolta lenses I used for personal work. That kit (in a small Billingham bag) went everywhere around the world with me and I took some of my...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By Brian Atherton
Can’t confirm as I didn’t ask about film...

Can’t confirm as I didn’t ask about film supplies. :bang: My visit was rushed, and the store pretty crowded. My focus was on getting my hands on the X-Pro3.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By Brian Atherton
London - New Fujiflim Showroom Opens

A heads up for all those in or around London, UK: Fujifilm has opened a showroom with all of their cameras and lenses on show to try out and handle - and purchase, although no part-exchange.

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 904
Posted By Brian Atherton
A return of all the good people I have lost this...

A return of all the good people I have lost this year, and to see Roger back on this forum.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-29-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,706
Posted By Brian Atherton
I have written about this on posts before: more...

I have written about this on posts before: more and more of our public spaces in UK cities that are being redeveloped are being privatised.

Following the redevelopment, quite often there is little...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-20-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By Brian Atherton
Listen to your inner self. Just do it. ;)

Listen to your inner self. Just do it. ;)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-19-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,427
Posted By Brian Atherton
I enjoy signatures. It’s about communication,...

I enjoy signatures. It’s about communication, right?

They give me a quick link to another person’s interests, especially things photographic: mine does the same for others with a link to me.

No big...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,478
Posted By Brian Atherton
I buy between 5-10 rolls every two months on...

I buy between 5-10 rolls every two months on average, spilt between 35mm and 120.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,366
Posted By Brian Atherton
For my part, I feel it behoves all of us to be...

For my part, I feel it behoves all of us to be better educated on environmental issues, to not be suckered into believing the disingenuous and sometimes blatant misinformation about what we...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,366
Posted By Brian Atherton
Glad to see someone is paying attention. And yes,...

Glad to see someone is paying attention. And yes, it was deliberate. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,366
Posted By Brian Atherton
The collective ‘we’. Shorthand for us; you, me,...

The collective ‘we’. Shorthand for us; you, me, our photographic community, photographers as consumers of photographic products.

Since you ask, and it’s a valid question, my behaviour with respect...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,366
Posted By Brian Atherton
The Camera Industry & The Environment

I will keep this as short as possible…

Fuji’s new X-Pro3 with its resource and energy hungry, difficult to manufacture, titanium top and bottom body plates got me thinking.

Judging by their...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-27-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,033
Posted By Brian Atherton
Plain black. I don’t see the point of an ultra...

Plain black. I don’t see the point of an ultra tough finish on a digital, electronic camera with a price premium and limited life. The current X-Pro2 is already one tough camera, any scratches or...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-26-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,033
Posted By Brian Atherton
I just love my X-Pro2, so I have a vested...

I just love my X-Pro2, so I have a vested interest in wanting to like its replacement, but to me, at the very least, the X-Pro3’s rear screen seems like a misstep.

Above my love of the X-Pro2 is...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,033
Posted By Brian Atherton
UK prices (from Wex Photographic): X-Pro3 body -...

UK prices (from Wex Photographic):
X-Pro3 body - black £1,699
Dura black £1,879
Dura silver £1,879

Leather case £89
Metal hand grip £119
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-22-2019
Replies: 125
Views: 24,282
Posted By Brian Atherton
In forty plus years of professional and amateur...

In forty plus years of professional and amateur 35mm and 120 black and white processing, this:
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-09-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 913
Posted By Brian Atherton
Really? (scratches head in puzzlement). :confused:

Really? (scratches head in puzzlement). :confused:
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-09-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 913
Posted By Brian Atherton
Well, I am one Apple user (iPhone and MacBook)...

Well, I am one Apple user (iPhone and MacBook) that has had malware on my MacBook: basically, suing Safari, it would redirect me to a random website. Also Safari would occasionally lock up and be...
Forum: Travel 10-08-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,045
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you for the post and photos. A fabulous...

Thank you for the post and photos.

A fabulous part of the world; with my wife I was in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2018 visiting Mostar and other towns, traveling by road via Croatia. The border...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,348
Posted By Brian Atherton
A couple of weekends ago in London wandering...

A couple of weekends ago in London wandering around - as you do - a middle-aged bloke recognised my M6, opining what a great camera it is, :rolleyes: and what a pity film is gone and I must have a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-28-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,651
Posted By Brian Atherton
Professionally: yes, with medium format, but not...

Professionally: yes, with medium format, but not with 4x5 inch or my personal work on black and white 35mm or the digital equivalent.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,033
Posted By Brian Atherton
Interesting. Here's my experience: Earlier this...

Interesting. Here's my experience:

Earlier this year I had an extended loan of the X-H1 with a view to purchase.

My main thought was its image stabilisation and how useful it might be, as now I’m...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,033
Posted By Brian Atherton
I chimp rarely… mostly when out shooting I use...

I chimp rarely… mostly when out shooting I use the rear screen for checking focus with the magnifier facility and check the histogram for highlight exposure, both things I find rather difficult to do...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,033
Posted By Brian Atherton
Back to this superfluous small LCD screen. Is it...

Back to this superfluous small LCD screen. Is it on all the time? Can it be switched off? If not, for me, it’d be a serious distraction every time I put the camera to my eye. Gaffer tape comes to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,033
Posted By Brian Atherton
The flipping (pun intended) rear screen on X-Pro3...

The flipping (pun intended) rear screen on X-Pro3 is a backwards design step in my opinion, though I acknowledge some will like it and buy the X-Pro3 precisely for this reason.

I just don’t get it....
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-22-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,033
Posted By Brian Atherton
I’m an extensive X-Pro2 user, it being the only...

I’m an extensive X-Pro2 user, it being the only camera I use for digital. The hidden LCD doesn’t appeal to me. The current fixed one is fine for my needs: on the rare times I chimp, it’s there when I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,888
Posted By Brian Atherton
Sheer luxury. When I were a lad we dreamt of...

Sheer luxury.

When I were a lad we dreamt of Coke bottles and shoe boxes.

You don't know how lucky you were. :D
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By Brian Atherton
The 'Goners' Of Leeds, England

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-48937831
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,158
Posted By Brian Atherton
Optical Lens? Has it been made for opticians? If...

Optical Lens? Has it been made for opticians? If so, they need their eyes tested.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-16-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,465
Posted By Brian Atherton
From the first time I saw W Eugene Smith’s...

From the first time I saw W Eugene Smith’s ‘Country Doctor’ photos they have made an abiding, profound and lasting impression on me, and later, his ‘Minamata’ work has resonated in the same way. To...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By Brian Atherton
For me, protective filters always. In fact last...

For me, protective filters always. In fact last month I had to replace a filter because the glass was badly damaged by a brick wall as I was climbing it to get a better view: that damaged filter...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 4,087
Posted By Brian Atherton
:D I have been awaiting in vain for the Peter...

:D

I have been awaiting in vain for the Peter Sellers or Graham Stark edition but yours seems eminently more appealing. :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-12-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,596
Posted By Brian Atherton
As the Tiananmen Square incident was mention in...

As the Tiananmen Square incident was mention in this thread, I'm sharing the following, which was published in today's...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,231
Posted By Brian Atherton
1 Classic 3.5x5.5 inch top-bound Moleskin Ruled...

1 Classic 3.5x5.5 inch top-bound Moleskin Ruled Reporter Notebook and a propelling pencil. Ideal for taking notes and keeping track of frame numbers, dates and locations. Yes, the notebooks are more...
Forum: Travel 05-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 956
Posted By Brian Atherton
Check out the High Line: if the weather is fine,...

Check out the High Line: if the weather is fine, walk the entire length, occasionally dropping down along the way to street level. More...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,028
Posted By Brian Atherton
At least the Zenit has a lens... allegedly... and...

At least the Zenit has a lens... allegedly... and a strap.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-20-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,596
Posted By Brian Atherton
My uniformed guess is that Leica took their eyes...

My uniformed guess is that Leica took their eyes off the ball and now are in an unseemly scrabble to cover their backsides to limit the financial and political damage. I'd love to be a fly on the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-20-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,596
Posted By Brian Atherton
This, in todays...

This, in todays Graun:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/19/camera-firm-leica-distances-itself-from-tiananmen-square-advert
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,469
Posted By Brian Atherton
Just heartbreaking to witness 850 years of...

Just heartbreaking to witness 850 years of European history and cultural heritage gone in a matter of hours. I am devastated for Paris, a city I know so well and regard as my own. Très triste.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 271
Views: 25,508
Posted By Brian Atherton
My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Roger’s...

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Roger’s beloved wife, Frances, family and friends.

I feel immeasurably diminished by Roger's passing, but tonight I will raise a glass of something suitable...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-05-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,308
Posted By Brian Atherton
This made my day. One of the funniest comments...

This made my day. One of the funniest comments I've read on the RFF in a long, long while. :D
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 271
Views: 25,508
Posted By Brian Atherton
Devastating news for our photographic community...

Devastating news for our photographic community and even more so for his beloved wife, Frances, family and friends. I cannot imagine how they are feeling at this very sad news; my heart and thoughts...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,706
Posted By Brian Atherton
I have experienced similar issues here, in my...

I have experienced similar issues here, in my home, London. Sometimes the security staff are borderline psychopaths, aggressive and obnoxious, sometimes they are decent and friendly, and one can have...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-24-2019
Replies: 2,998
Views: 1,793,269
Posted By Brian Atherton
Yes, Raid, good natured and fun. I hope to have...

Yes, Raid, good natured and fun. I hope to have back and white photos posted on my website during the week. In the meantime here's more information on the...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-24-2019
Replies: 2,998
Views: 1,793,269
Posted By Brian Atherton
Photographing the Put It To The People march,...

Photographing the Put It To The People march, London, where over a million took part.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 3,086
Posted By Brian Atherton
This is the crux of the issue: film has be to be...

This is the crux of the issue: film has be to be converted to digital, so on the internet film cannot reasonably be compared to digital. However hard one tries film converted to digital is one step...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,722
Posted By Brian Atherton
This thread is developing nicely.

This thread is developing nicely.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 6,104
Posted By Brian Atherton
My Rollei 6008 Integral, while rather tight in my...

My Rollei 6008 Integral, while rather tight in my pockets, does fit easily in my wife’s bag. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,323
Posted By Brian Atherton
Am I allowed a second post? :) That I found and...

Am I allowed a second post? :)

That I found and joined the RFF sooner… with over fifty years in photography, both professionally and amateur, I am continually delighted and enthused from learning...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,425
Posted By Brian Atherton
Not a purchase but a free download - BookWright...

Not a purchase but a free download - BookWright from blurb.com so I can put together a photo book.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-13-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By Brian Atherton
Diane Arbus - London Exhibition

A heads-up for those in London:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/feb/12/diane-arbus-in-the-beginning-review-a-genius-who-made-every-picture-a-story
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By Brian Atherton
Don McCullin - Tate Britain Exhibition

A head's-up for those in the UK:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/feb/04/don-mccullin-tate-retrospective-review
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,323
Posted By Brian Atherton
That taking a decent photo mostly has nothing to...

That taking a decent photo mostly has nothing to do with the brand of camera gear you’re using.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 2,998
Views: 1,793,269
Posted By Brian Atherton
Hopefully finding time to give my new (a month...

Hopefully finding time to give my new (a month old) Fuji 16-55 f2.8 zoom a try-out with my X-Pro2.

Here, in southern England, we have had a reasonable fall of snow, so I am hoping for foul weather...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-27-2018
Replies: 9
Sticky: fuji 16-55/2.8
Views: 1,334
Posted By Brian Atherton
Love the car registration (tag).

Love the car registration (tag).
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 943
Posted By Brian Atherton
A stunning film and an impressive technical...

A stunning film and an impressive technical achievement.

It has a release in cinemas here in the UK, and was shown in its entirety on the BBC a few weeks ago.

Very moving. The transition from...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 12-18-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thoroughly agree, Vince: a stunning film and an...

Thoroughly agree, Vince: a stunning film and an impressive technical achievement.

It has a release in cinemas here in the UK, and was shown in its entirety on the tele a few weeks ago.

Very moving....
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,811
Posted By Brian Atherton
Fast lenses, wides or not, have the added benefit...

Fast lenses, wides or not, have the added benefit of a brighter SLR viewfinder. Of course this isn’t the case with rangefinders and EVFs.

Even so, choice is good.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,847
Posted By Brian Atherton
Whether a high end, top of the range, cutting...

Whether a high end, top of the range, cutting edge, expensive camera or a bottom of the range, no frills, basic camera, both equally become just another dud when parts are no longer available…...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,228
Posted By Brian Atherton
Back Alley, I have fuji’s 16, 23 and 35mm...

Back Alley,

I have fuji’s 16, 23 and 35mm lenses, used with my X-Pro2. Great lenses and I have always preferred primes. However…

Last week I bought the 16-55, for travel principally, so I have only...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,489
Posted By Brian Atherton
As I understand it, Ffordes are one of four...

As I understand it, Ffordes are one of four photography businesses hit recently, including Clifton Cameras. :mad:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,489
Posted By Brian Atherton
Horrible, horrible, horrible. Such a heartbreak...

Horrible, horrible, horrible.

Such a heartbreak for the company and staff. Over the years I've bought a number of bodies and lenses from Ffordes: they're really lovely people to do business with.

I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By Brian Atherton
Horrible, horrible, horrible. Such a heartbreak...

Horrible, horrible, horrible.

Such a heartbreak for the company and staff. Over the years I've bought a number of bodies and lenses from Ffordes: they're really lovely people to do business with.

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 5,150
Posted By Brian Atherton
For me? A resounding yes. I've been into...

For me? A resounding yes.

I've been into photography seriously for 54 years, and virtually every day on the RFF I learn something new.

It's fun, enlightening place to be. A big 'thank you' to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-09-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,462
Posted By Brian Atherton
I seem to recollect reading about a one-off Leica...

I seem to recollect reading about a one-off Leica $2m lens made for Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Thani of Qatar, a 1600mm f/5.6 telephoto, I think. It was so heavy he had a custom-made Mercedes to lug...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-08-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,403
Posted By Brian Atherton
For me, it comes down to lens size and...

For me, it comes down to lens size and weight.

My days of lugging around heavy lenses is done.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,333
Posted By Brian Atherton
+1 This is the exact reason I bought the X-Pro2...

+1

This is the exact reason I bought the X-Pro2 over the X-T2, and prefer rangefinders over SLRs... but then, I am right eye dominant.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-06-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By Brian Atherton
Fujifilm X-T3 - First Look Video

https://youtu.be/Pbd1WNbfn8Y?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=4720559&utm_campaign=video-banner&eid=328354

UK Price:
Fujifilm X-T3 Body £1,349
Fujifilm X-T3 Body + 18-55mm £1,699
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 4,384
Posted By Brian Atherton
+1 = Me! Always have. Neck straps are er, a pain...

+1 = Me!

Always have. Neck straps are er, a pain in the neck, especially when used with a heavy SLR and long zoom. Very unwieldy.

Cross-body I have the strap just long enough so that the camera can...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-26-2018
Replies: 129
Views: 7,550
Posted By Brian Atherton
You should be justly proud, Chris. Well done and...

You should be justly proud, Chris. Well done and congratulations to Mack.

What a wonderful outcome! Thank you for sharing, Chris.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2018
Replies: 86
Views: 4,765
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you, Roger. I enjoyed the article, it...

Thank you, Roger.

I enjoyed the article, it brought a smile to my face after a not so great week. Thoroughly enjoyed your website, too: bookmarked!
Forum: Travel 06-28-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By Brian Atherton
My suggestions for 'photography related places'...

My suggestions for 'photography related places' is the Photographers' Gallery:

https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk

Always a varied program of exhibitions, a decent snack/tea/coffee area at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2018
Replies: 677
Views: 51,215
Posted By Brian Atherton
Years ago, back in the mid 70s. A passerby on...

Years ago, back in the mid 70s. A passerby on catching up with me after me running to get a shot and my 28mm Nikkor having fallen out of my open bag and me not noticing it:

“Sir, I think you dropped...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-21-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,816
Posted By Brian Atherton
This. why am I not allowed to delete menu...

This. why am I not allowed to delete menu functions that I neither like or want, such as video?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-21-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By Brian Atherton
The Huxley-Parlour Gallery (Huxley+Beetles as...

The Huxley-Parlour Gallery (Huxley+Beetles as was) is one of my favourite London galleries specialising and promoting photography.

Through the year they have varied and interesting exhibitions - all...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-20-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By Brian Atherton
London Gallery - Martin Parr: Early Work 1971-1986

A heads-up for those who enjoy Martin Parr's work:

https://huxleyparlour.com/exhibitions/martin-parr-early-work-1971-1986/
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,280
Posted By Brian Atherton
Professionally it was 2¼ square (Rollie,...

Professionally it was 2¼ square (Rollie, Hasselblad) and 5x4 (MPP) and occasionally 3x2 (Nikon). For my personal work pretty much always has been 3x2 (35mm - Leica), and now occasionally 2¼ square...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-16-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By Brian Atherton
Magnificent and poignant… and the end,...

Magnificent and poignant… and the end, heart-rending. Thank you so much for posting, Chris.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-15-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 10,035
Posted By Brian Atherton
What I also find sad, Hogarth, is the wilful and...

What I also find sad, Hogarth, is the wilful and flagrant disregard, both in word and deed, of the law by some. Whether they like it or not, the internet is governed by law.

As for Mason Resnick, I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-15-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 10,035
Posted By Brian Atherton
This preening, brazen appropriation of other...

This preening, brazen appropriation of other people's hard work is rife: images, music, literature.

Colleges and universities are fighting an uphill the battle with students who plagiarise - steal -...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-15-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,318
Posted By Brian Atherton
I don't think so. Looking carefully at the...

I don't think so.

Looking carefully at the paving slabs and kerb edge, to me they appear to have slumped in the middle and have risen up at the righthand edge. Also, the far edge of the pavement...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-11-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 10,035
Posted By Brian Atherton
In my book Image theft is… image theft. Pure and...

In my book Image theft is… image theft. Pure and simple.

I liken it to someone entering my home while I’m not there, taking one of my paintings off the wall - I paint - and putting it up in their...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-07-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 10,035
Posted By Brian Atherton
I’m wondering why Adorama didn’t fire Mason...

I’m wondering why Adorama didn’t fire Mason Resnick for image theft and lying.

Resnick’s opinion I can live with…

As Adorama’s ‘Senior Contributing Writer for the Adorama Learning Center’ did he...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-31-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,662
Posted By Brian Atherton
This. Also, what will people do when their...

This.

Also, what will people do when their chosen iCloud storage supplier goes bust? It's not beyond the bounds of reason that they will not be around for ever or, even, our lifetime.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By Brian Atherton
This link works perfectly here in the UK. Thanks...

This link works perfectly here in the UK.

Thanks for posting; great documentary.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-28-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6,296
Posted By Brian Atherton
My sincere best wishes to you and yours, Roger;...

My sincere best wishes to you and yours, Roger; especially your dear Frances for a speedy and complete recovery.

Good to see you posting on RFF again… and long may you continue.

My thoughts are...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-25-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 5,013
Posted By Brian Atherton
Now's your...

Now's your chance:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43468066 :mad:
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-25-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 5,013
Posted By Brian Atherton
Sick and obscene on so many levels… the prices,...

Sick and obscene on so many levels… the prices, the materials… the whole concept… stupid, too.

No shoulder strap on a camera bag and a brass zip that will scratch your gear to hell and back every...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 939
Posted By Brian Atherton
From Fujifilm's website for the X-Pro2: operating...

From Fujifilm's website for the X-Pro2: operating temperature -10°C - +40°C / +32°F - +104°F

In practical terms, last year I used my X-Pro2 extensively in Kirkenes, Norway, in temperatures that were...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-10-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 4,743
Posted By Brian Atherton
Leica should have taken the extreme stealth path...

Leica should have taken the extreme stealth path and made the camera in the shape of a mobile phone; no one seems to give a monkey’s if someone whips out a phone to take a shot but the second a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-06-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By Brian Atherton
Heads Up: Two Exhibitions in London

A heads-up for two exhibitions in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-06-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,552
Posted By Brian Atherton
No, not an idiot, Bill. I love simplicity, and...

No, not an idiot, Bill.

I love simplicity, and wish with modern digital cameras that I could delete or park menu features I don’t need or want to a personal menu file. Why can’t I delete what I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-19-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,780
Posted By Brian Atherton
I was wondering the same thing when I saw the...

I was wondering the same thing when I saw the X-H1: how many would actually purchase the camera for the IBIS? Certainly it’s not something I have ever used, although I did own a Nikon 18-200mm zoom...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-09-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,931
Posted By Brian Atherton
It has the same sensor as the X-Pro2 and X-T2...

It has the same sensor as the X-Pro2 and X-T2 etc. Job done. ;)
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-04-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3,088
Posted By Brian Atherton
My best to you from the UK, Chris. Keep taking...

My best to you from the UK, Chris. Keep taking the tablets and get well soon.

Wishing you a speedy return to full health.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-23-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By Brian Atherton
I've been using the 16mmm for over a year in all...

I've been using the 16mmm for over a year in all weather conditions from the heat of a Mediterranean summer to Norway winter; never had an issue with chatter on focussing - the lens is near...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-14-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 14,903
Posted By Brian Atherton
One of the principal reasons I have remained a...

One of the principal reasons I have remained a member of the RFF are the posts by Roger.

His posts, by a large degree more than any others, have stimulated, enlightened, educated and challenged me…...
Forum: RFF News 12-01-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 7,365
Posted By Brian Atherton
I understand the need to keep the RFF website and...

I understand the need to keep the RFF website and software up to date.

However, for my requirements the present forum functions serve my needs adequately.

My main criticism with the beta version is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-19-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By Brian Atherton
Sean O'Hagan has been writing about photography...

Sean O'Hagan has been writing about photography and Eggleston for the Guardian since 2004.

Here are his other...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-19-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By Brian Atherton
Observer: Interview With William Eggleston

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/nov/19/william-eggleston-interview-i-play-the-piano-musik-photography
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-18-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,932
Posted By Brian Atherton
Last month my three-year-old MacBook Retina Pro...

Last month my three-year-old MacBook Retina Pro froze solid about halfway through upgrading to High Sierra.

I'm not that computer literate enough to sort out technical problems such as this, so I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-18-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,883
Posted By Brian Atherton
Unless you're going to a special exhibition,...

Unless you're going to a special exhibition, entrance to the British Museum is free, as are majority of London's museums and art galleries.

The MET, when I was there in April this year, was free,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-17-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By Brian Atherton
Kickstarter - Reflex: A New SLR

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/reflexcamera/reflex-bringing-back-the-analogue-slr-camera?ref=NewsACNov1617&utm_medium=email-mgb&utm_source=pwlnewsletter&utm_campaign=drip_launch&utm_content=butt...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-03-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,608
Posted By Brian Atherton
Despite digital memory sometimes being a...

Despite digital memory sometimes being a ‘fragile’ storage medium (yes, I’ve had cards fail), in certain cases cards can be far more robust than...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-29-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By Brian Atherton
Very many thanks for posting this link, and...

Very many thanks for posting this link, and drawing my attention to it, Nick.

Next year I'll try and visit the museum.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,098
Posted By Brian Atherton
A persistent gripe of mine with digital is that I...

A persistent gripe of mine with digital is that I can’t delete or move to a dedicated folder applications or menu options that I don’t either want or need.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-20-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 4,555
Posted By Brian Atherton
Both are great little cameras. I have a friend...

Both are great little cameras. I have a friend who has the X-T20, and I’m impressed.

One of the considerations for me, all things being about equal between the bodies and specs, is that being right...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-08-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,859
Posted By Brian Atherton
I purchased my X-Pro2 in July last year, and have...

I purchased my X-Pro2 in July last year, and have been using it week-on-week almost exclusively in the EV mode and the Acros simulation setting.

The X-E3, with its uprated sensor, is attractive to...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-07-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,079
Posted By Brian Atherton
Fujifilm XF 80mm f2.8 LM OIS WR Macro Lens Announced

Together with Fujifilm X-E3 announced, Fujifilm released details of a new lens:

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujinon_lens_xf80mmf28_r_lm_ois_wr_macro/

UK price is £1249.00 at...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-07-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,859
Posted By Brian Atherton
Fujifilm X-E3 Details Released

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_e3/

UK body only price is £849.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-03-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,738
Posted By Brian Atherton
The appropriation of original content on the...

The appropriation of original content on the internet is everywhere – literature, music, images – and is shameless. It is theft. Pure and simple.

Therefore, I restrict the images on my website to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 2,854
Posted By Brian Atherton
Okay, I’ll play. Take your...

Okay, I’ll play. Take your pick:

Kerfuffle
Hobbledehoy
Slope
Forum: RFF News 08-29-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,335
Posted By Brian Atherton
Wonderful news! Welcome.

Wonderful news! Welcome.
Forum: RFF News 08-29-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,335
Posted By Brian Atherton
Wonderful news! Welcome.

Wonderful news! Welcome.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-30-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,186
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you, Roger. I shall certainly follow this...

Thank you, Roger. I shall certainly follow this website with interest.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 4,248
Posted By Brian Atherton
Rather engaging image, Roger, and you're in good...

Rather engaging image, Roger, and you're in good company.

According to some here, sharpness is a bourgeois
concept.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-27-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By Brian Atherton
Empty Railways of America

This caught my eye on the BBC website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-40341771
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 5,182
Posted By Brian Atherton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d76D9V81NvA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d76D9V81NvA
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 06-05-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4,608
Posted By Brian Atherton
From the horse's mouth...

From the horse's mouth ;):

http://fujifilm-x.com/x-stories/the-newest-film-simulation-acros/
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-03-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 2,833
Posted By Brian Atherton
At the time, when I bought my new Zorki, Pentax...

At the time, when I bought my new Zorki, Pentax SL and Nikon F2 Photomic, they all came with a camera case, which was included in the purchase price. The camera cases weren’t an accessory.

The Zorki...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-31-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you for posting, Tim. Last Friday I...

Thank you for posting, Tim.

Last Friday I visited the Beetles+Huxley gallery to see the Meyerowitz photos, which was free. I wasn't disappointed: highly recommended.

I’m a regular visitor to...
Forum: Travel 05-28-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 683
Posted By Brian Atherton
Four-City, US East Coast Photos

If anyone is interested, photos from my three-week, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Washington DC, US East Coast trip are on my website,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2017
Replies: 212
Views: 9,664
Posted By Brian Atherton
Ditto. (Plus extra characters).

Ditto.

(Plus extra characters).
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-28-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 660
Posted By Brian Atherton
Stanley Greene RIP

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/may/26/stanley-greene-obituary
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2017
Replies: 212
Views: 9,664
Posted By Brian Atherton
When does a hobbyist become recognised as an...

When does a hobbyist become recognised as an artist, if ever?

As an example, there’s LS Lowry (Laurence Stephen, 1887-1976) an English spare-time painter (he was employed as a rent collector) famous...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-25-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 6,246
Posted By Brian Atherton
Elegantly put, Roger... the phrase 'ignorance is...

Elegantly put, Roger... the phrase 'ignorance is bliss' comes to mind.

That said, on this forum I'm constantly amazed of member's generosity of spirit in advising, assisting and sharing their...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 04-19-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,570
Posted By Brian Atherton
X-Pro2 updated to latest firmware (v3.0) Fuji...

X-Pro2 updated to latest firmware (v3.0)
Fuji 16/1.4
Fuji 23/1.4
Fuji 35/2
Fuji batteries x3

Next purchase: Fuji 56/1.2
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-06-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 4,240
Posted By Brian Atherton
Agreed, Roger! Compared to other ‘Red Dot...

Agreed, Roger!

Compared to other ‘Red Dot Leicas’ I’ve always thought that the red dot on my Leica M4-P was particularly idiotically placed, since when using the camera, it’s covered by one’s hand –...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-05-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 4,240
Posted By Brian Atherton
My feeling, too. This is why I tape over mine,...

My feeling, too. This is why I tape over mine, not because I think it draws undue attention.

It's like a zit on the face of the Mona Lisa.
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