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Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-27-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 20,834
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
I think Ranchu is being funny and honest. Never...

I think Ranchu is being funny and honest. Never liked Nikon glass myself. Prefer Zeiss/Leica or Pentax, Canon, Minolta... Of course people that are invested in Nikon will never admit that there are...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-26-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
They are probably slightly different in flange...

They are probably slightly different in flange distances. Nothing to worry about. Every lens I have put on my Focomat was different.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,493
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
My thoughts exactly!

My thoughts exactly!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 8,498
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
There is no excuse for sloppy work. Mistakes...

There is no excuse for sloppy work. Mistakes happen, but they should be rectified with minimal grief. I am glad for threads like these. I won't be sending anything to SK when there are other options....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,539
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
It isn't that he was afraid, that is normal. It...

It isn't that he was afraid, that is normal. It is that he lied about what he did on that beach because his ego couldn't live up to the myth. Other people lied for him too. Do a little reading. Learn...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,539
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
Most of the famous or semi famous photographers...

Most of the famous or semi famous photographers that I have met have been after shows or friend of friend type things. Photographers rarely discuss photography which the average Joe doesn't really...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-22-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
Plus don't forget that her work for quite a...

Plus don't forget that her work for quite a number of years was supported by the government. The horror! That would never happen today. In fact you might not even be able to see this program in a few...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
Wider angle lenses make slightly larger negs....

Wider angle lenses make slightly larger negs....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-21-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 3,974
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
Yup. 10 characters

Yup.

10 characters
Forum: RFF Polls 03-16-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 14,020
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
With RFs I just use the lens one down from max....

With RFs I just use the lens one down from max. On the Hexar RF it is the 35 and 50. On the M3 it is the 90 and 135. Works ok.

Aki-Asahi used to sell leather donuts that were peel and stick. I use...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-15-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,656
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
They say a scanner is only as good as the person...

They say a scanner is only as good as the person operating it. So that explains a lot, since you got snooty.... Of course, the scanner could just have sucky color. Which is it? you or the scanner?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-15-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,656
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
Just get a Nikon 4000. Ain't even close.

Just get a Nikon 4000. Ain't even close.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-12-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,530
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
I think you will find no better bang for the buck...

I think you will find no better bang for the buck than the late black Canon 135mm f/3.5. Great lens, smallish.

The Leica 135mm with eyes is nice, but it is really big and not worth it IMO. On the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-12-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,493
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
That is either fungus or oil. Seperation in the...

That is either fungus or oil. Seperation in the middle of the elements usually looks like a snowflake.

I agree with the others. Send it in for cleaning. It will be worth much more if it is clean.
Forum: RFF News 03-08-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 9,211
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
I think it is psychological. Internet "experts"...

I think it is psychological. Internet "experts" that aren't really experts are more like the people who know nothing and want to learn. They are easier to relate to. A true professional is so far...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,017
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
"Street photography" could be substituted with...

"Street photography" could be substituted with "emperor's new clothes" looking at that website. There is a reason why you don't see much if any street photography at museums or galleries. Older...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-06-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
Holy Crap! is right. I have had my TVS for years...

Holy Crap! is right. I have had my TVS for years now and never knew this could be done! I guess it pays to read the manual....

Thanks!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-24-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,193
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
Timmyjoe hit the nail on the head. Vuescan is...

Timmyjoe hit the nail on the head. Vuescan is great for black and white but getting good color can be complicated. Nikon Scan on the other hand stinks at black and white but for color it is pretty...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-20-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
If you like the look of old film, why not try a...

If you like the look of old film, why not try a pre war Sonnar? You will lose contrast but the sharpness is about the same and the shadows will open some. If you get a good copy, the sharpness might...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
The middlemen are f'in up the world, no doubt...

The middlemen are f'in up the world, no doubt about it. Just a couple more leeches joining the rest of the leeches in Silicon Valley.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-14-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
Helimax-XP worked well on mine. You can get it...

Helimax-XP worked well on mine. You can get it through Ebay. You really don't want a damping grease on this lens. It already will be stiff enough.

You won't get it super smooth though regardless of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 8,920
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
You would think, right? But it ain't necessarily...

You would think, right? But it ain't necessarily so. I've seen all kinds of things in my life, and a lot of turd polishing....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 8,920
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
Not bitter. I don't really care, and you don't...

Not bitter. I don't really care, and you don't know what I do. :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 8,920
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
Photography is just like everything else. Money...

Photography is just like everything else. Money and connections are really all that matter. Some people will say that talent matters, but with the way the photo world is today, you can buy that as...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,039
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
Calzone, do you have a website or somewhere where...

Calzone, do you have a website or somewhere where we can see your work?
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,568
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
Personally I feel the content is barely worth my...

Personally I feel the content is barely worth my time reading it even being free (wasting time is sometimes worse than wasting money) so I barely ever go there. Paying for it seems like a bit of a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-15-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 8,396
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
No clothes on the emperor. When historians look...

No clothes on the emperor.

When historians look back on Winogrand in the future they will question why he was considered "great". He left behind a mountain of garbage.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,132
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
When you get a little older you will understand...

When you get a little older you will understand that the grass isn't greener on the other side of the fence, it is greener where it gets watered....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-30-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,147
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
His photographs are utterly dull. I think the...

His photographs are utterly dull. I think the only reason why anyone would buy them is because he gets attention through TOP and because they are "technically" perfect. By most accounts he is a good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,191
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
You remind me of young writers who say they want...

You remind me of young writers who say they want to be writers but have no idea what they want to say.

Websites should be simple regardless of what the design is-

1) Compel me to look at your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2013
Replies: 121
Views: 74,871
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
You can slap a coat of paint on a zebra but it...

You can slap a coat of paint on a zebra but it ain't gonna win the Kentucky Derby.
Forum: Photo Software 05-08-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 17,639
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
I haven't used Capture One for years and looking...

I haven't used Capture One for years and looking at it now, man! I remember back when it was version 3 or 4 and was just barely passable.

I have been stuck with Adobe for many years now. I recently...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-23-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 12,293
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
After wondering about Eggleston for many years, I...

After wondering about Eggleston for many years, I think I can sum up how I feel in one sentence.

He thinks he can play piano too.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-05-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,885
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
Totally agree. I laugh when I look at his website...

Totally agree. I laugh when I look at his website and think that people are actually paying him to learn something. How far down on the food chain do you need to be to learn from him.... For the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-20-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 16,481
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
Whenever I read these arguments about cheap...

Whenever I read these arguments about cheap images and amateurs that do it for their ego I think about the Time magazine cover a few years ago. If I remember the story correctly, they found the image...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-04-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 5,153
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
Amateurs drive secondhand markets because of...

Amateurs drive secondhand markets because of their desire to find something that makes them as good as the pros and there are far more of them. For example, if only pros bought Leicas the price would...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,798
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
Never going to happen. People lie on the internet...

Never going to happen. People lie on the internet all the time because they want to feel special. This is a particular egregious lie and people actually believe it. If you exposed Tri-X at a true...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 12,595
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
As far as I am concerned you haven't hurt anyone...

As far as I am concerned you haven't hurt anyone so you can do whatever you want, no justification needed.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-20-2012
Replies: 140
Views: 8,700
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
I would find that entirely more useful.

I would find that entirely more useful.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-20-2012
Replies: 140
Views: 8,700
Posted By Mr. Fizzlesticks
A boobie on the internet? What is this world...

A boobie on the internet? What is this world coming to?

I don't go into the gallery here because looking at a bunch of amateur pictures is not my idea of a good time, but I went anyway to see what...
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