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Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-10-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 4,175
Posted By Bertram2
Spring in the Park

Another motion blur impression, the last one, it's getting boring, isn't it:D
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-21-2008
Replies: 308
Views: 34,763
Posted By Bertram2
Some of it only, which is within the limits of...

Some of it only, which is within the limits of perception. And from that part is relevant only what film can reproduce.

If you taught transmission for decades you will know that better than I...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-21-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 3,610
Posted By Bertram2
The underlying colour concept works well ! Very...

The underlying colour concept works well ! Very nice.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-21-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 3,610
Posted By Bertram2
Yes, otherwise the necessary contrast of sharp...

Yes, otherwise the necessary contrast of sharp and blurred would not come out well. It all shot with 1/2, 1/4, or 1/8.
The prob is that the intensity of blur depends on the distance. One has to have...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-21-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 3,610
Posted By Bertram2
Very "street", freezing a glance, the urban rush,...

Very "street", freezing a glance, the urban rush, dynamic, anonymous.

It's a simple photo, but it tells it all. Did this photo "happen to you" or did you realize a certain idea ?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-21-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 3,610
Posted By Bertram2
Well, I am not a fan of the grainy suff, but the...

Well, I am not a fan of the grainy suff, but the grain works really well here, I like this one !
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-20-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 3,610
Posted By Bertram2
THERE, FRIEDA ! THERE !!!!!! As we all know,...

THERE, FRIEDA ! THERE !!!!!!

As we all know, toilets are the most important spots for middle aged ladies in public parks. ;-)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-20-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 3,610
Posted By Bertram2
The Toilet Is Over There !!!!!

The Toilet Is Over There !!!!!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-19-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 4,850
Posted By Bertram2
Don't know if you noticed the interviews...

Don't know if you noticed the interviews downloads offered at lensculture, Titarenko himself speaks about his intentions.

For me this style is a way to express the idea of volatlity of the human...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-18-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 4,850
Posted By Bertram2
[QUOTE=shg005;778943]To...

[QUOTE=shg005;778943]To Bertram2:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=57139&d=1205427512
interesting photo, and this style maybe very artistic.
try to see -...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-17-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 4,850
Posted By Bertram2
I've gone through this thread several times, and...

I've gone through this thread several times, and now first I realize that this one is pretty close to ingenious ! :)
How could I miss that first ?

bertram
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-16-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 4,850
Posted By Bertram2
Pee-essed or not, it does have got style ! :D

Pee-essed or not, it does have got style ! :D
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-14-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 4,850
Posted By Bertram2
Just to be sure: Does that mean this one ends...

Just to be sure:
Does that mean this one ends definitively next Wednesday and won't be continued?
And any of us will start a new one then ? Which will last another 7 days ?

Thanks,

Bertram
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-14-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 4,850
Posted By Bertram2
The first one , really good !:)

The first one , really good !:)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-13-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 4,850
Posted By Bertram2
I'll take the first one, it's really an...

I'll take the first one, it's really an outstanding urban impression !
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-13-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 4,850
Posted By Bertram2
Just a glance, while you passed by. Shot from the...

Just a glance, while you passed by. Shot from the hip. I like this one: Bief + dynamic , urban. Tho you see the mans face (which must be visible in "Street" IMHO) there is nothing indiscrete.
Your...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-13-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 4,850
Posted By Bertram2
Todd, perfectly guessed, yes 1/2 sec. Which is a...

Todd,
perfectly guessed, yes 1/2 sec. Which is a bit too long because fast moving objects close to the lens can vanish almost completely. 1/4 turned out to be better in most cases.

It's been the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-13-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 4,850
Posted By Bertram2
Bessa L, CV 4/25 Adox 25, orange filter, D76 1:1...

Bessa L, CV 4/25 Adox 25, orange filter, D76 1:1 (not the best for Adox 25)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-29-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,436
Posted By Bertram2
I cannot see that I have cut off substantial...

I cannot see that I have cut off substantial parts of your opinion. Quoting the whole post my opinion does not differ.

And I still believe that if the "the choice of weapons" influences your...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-28-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,436
Posted By Bertram2
Yes. He should. Tho the camera can make it more...

Yes. He should. Tho the camera can make it more or less easy for him, he should be able to do so.

At least with all those halfways versatile cameras we normally use.
Excluded are all cases of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-28-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,436
Posted By Bertram2
Oh, great , we have satirists here !! :D :D

Oh, great , we have satirists here !! :D :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2008
Replies: 84
Views: 2,204
Posted By Bertram2
How many of the most famous photos ever were made...

How many of the most famous photos ever were made with Leica cameras ? Now the thread finally has fallen on that well known level below ground. :-))))))))
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2008
Replies: 84
Views: 2,204
Posted By Bertram2
Calling somebody a stupid does not mean I keep...

Calling somebody a stupid does not mean I keep myself as a genius. I just know, what I am talking about. This may appeal ingenious to some, not my fault tho.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-26-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,436
Posted By Bertram2
No. because a photog who earns that name does not...

No. because a photog who earns that name does not look through his finder to search the photo.
He makes the photo without the camera first and then he makes the camera see what HE has seen....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2008
Replies: 84
Views: 2,204
Posted By Bertram2
No. This comparison does not make any sense at...

No. This comparison does not make any sense at all.

And all that gossip of the numerous self taught marketing smart alecks does not make sense either. It just reveals, how simple the world looks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 3,703
Posted By Bertram2
Atget Ronis Doisneau Brand Shore Some others I...

Atget
Ronis
Doisneau
Brand
Shore

Some others I find top too, concerning quality on par with these top five. They don't touch my soul in the same way tho, which is best described with that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-13-2008
Replies: 308
Views: 34,763
Posted By Bertram2
Something proving things which neither you nor...

Something proving things which neither you nor your film can ever see.
It was invented once for blind photogs, to give them something to argue about, and let them take part too at the great eternal...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-13-2008
Replies: 308
Views: 34,763
Posted By Bertram2
Well, believe it or not, but there are people out...

Well, believe it or not, but there are people out there who can SEE if a lens is good or not. By watching the results, not any MTFs.:D
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2008
Replies: 117
Views: 9,641
Posted By Bertram2
Yes. But 400 voters anyway. A significant result....

Yes. But 400 voters anyway. A significant result. BTW,driving your car, what is your favourite indicator ? Left or right ? And don't tell me any small minded stuff like it would depend on......:D...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-09-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 4,110
Posted By Bertram2
The M6 Finder has a flare /whiteout problem of...

The M6 Finder has a flare /whiteout problem of the rf patch sometimes. Obviously annoying enuff to let some M6 owners modify it to the MP standard , or to buy some shade-like accesssory parts for the...
Forum: Off Topic 09-04-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 3,476
Posted By Bertram2
I hate it when it happens, but in this case I...

I hate it when it happens, but in this case I voted with a Yes , it was o.k. to close the Bob Shell thread, for the reasons Daniel Ridings mentioned.

A bunch of assumptions and cliches discussed...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-03-2007
Replies: 106
Views: 7,959
Posted By Bertram2
All in vain. Genitalia = porn , basta.:D The...

All in vain. Genitalia = porn , basta.:D The idea that the explicit depiction of genitalia per se is not porn yet, that rather the artists intentions decide if it is porn or not got not...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-02-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,766
Posted By Bertram2
Is "different shooting" the same effect as a...

Is "different shooting" the same effect as a "changed vision" ? IMHO it isn't.

bertram
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-02-2007
Replies: 106
Views: 7,959
Posted By Bertram2
No. I hear the cackling .The hen-party-chat-...

No. I hear the cackling .The hen-party-chat- level is achieved NOW, no doubt about it. !:D :D:D

No damnage tho, the serious part of the thread was interesting..

bertram
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-02-2007
Replies: 106
Views: 7,959
Posted By Bertram2
No, but this is constantly overseen by some folks...

No, but this is constantly overseen by some folks here. At least in THIS case it does not make sense to blame the mods for any sort of censorship , just because they did what the rules say. There...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-01-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,766
Posted By Bertram2
At this point we differ. My cameras exactly...

At this point we differ. My cameras exactly brings out what I want them to bring out. Or I have failed.

My understanding of "vision" is getting a photo ready in my head. And then the cameras...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-01-2007
Replies: 106
Views: 7,959
Posted By Bertram2
Well, hmm, what do you mean ? The pose is part of...

Well, hmm, what do you mean ? The pose is part of the concept, it's what all the fuss is about, it's waht MAKES this photo. Without the pose it would have been another photo, wouldn?t it ?

bertram
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-01-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,766
Posted By Bertram2
Why not ? People see you and recognize you as...

Why not ? People see you and recognize you as somebody who is photographing them long before they can hear the camera , especially in this noisy environment ?

The idea that a camera could change...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-01-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,766
Posted By Bertram2
No, not at all. My vision develops independently...

No, not at all. My vision develops independently from the camera.
Lens and film must fit tho, to get at the end on the neg what I had seen before I pressed the release button.

This does not...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-01-2007
Replies: 106
Views: 7,959
Posted By Bertram2
:D Well, the rules are the rules of the site...

:D

Well, the rules are the rules of the site owner and so we must respect them.
Nonetheless they are exaggerating IMHO the attempt to exclude "tasteless" stuff.
Excluding genitalia in general...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2007
Replies: 240
Views: 13,832
Posted By Bertram2
>>In the beginning your statements indicated that...

>>In the beginning your statements indicated that you thought 35mm Leica could >>compete in quality with MF.

<I still do, and how!!!

I am afraid of what comes now: You will explain to us , what...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2007
Replies: 240
Views: 13,832
Posted By Bertram2
This was defintively NOT what the the controverse...

This was defintively NOT what the the controverse was about. It's been about facts, not about about any perception relative to an individual, tho there was the attempt to bend it all to this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-05-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,863
Posted By Bertram2
Confirmed in Germany ( Newsletter of the dealer...

Confirmed in Germany ( Newsletter of the dealer "Leica bei Meister") are 4800.-, from 1st of October on. No clue what the current Dollar is in Euros, should be something like $ 6000,- now.

bertram
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-04-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,902
Posted By Bertram2
He is not interested in digital, and as for R...

He is not interested in digital, and as for R Line, he is as passionated als clever.
Obviously. :-))

bertram
Forum: Off Topic 08-04-2007
Replies: 79
Views: 9,061
Posted By Bertram2
Ahh, one or those wonderful threads, where the...

Ahh, one or those wonderful threads, where the fondlers can lie at themselves !
:D :D :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,185
Posted By Bertram2
Fine. But this is a different approach to...

Fine. But this is a different approach to photograpy. Different from mine and from Marks approach too as I suppose.

bertram
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,185
Posted By Bertram2
As for travelling the obsession to miss anything...

As for travelling the obsession to miss anything important with one lens only has no real background. But one has to do it once to know it's true. I personally prefer a 35 or 25 tho, on a Bessa L...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-31-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,932
Posted By Bertram2
Way too much honour, Jan !:o I am just an old...

Way too much honour, Jan !:o I am just an old anarcho fart in (bourgeois) disguise who finally got rid of all those silly and misleading urban legends of photography. At least one little balance...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-31-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,932
Posted By Bertram2
That is true. But it is always an unwelcome...

That is true. But it is always an unwelcome truth. Absolute values are more popular , they seem to guarantee something in the sense that you can't go wrong with it and can feel save. Relativising...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-31-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,932
Posted By Bertram2
That is true, and it isn't true. What I miss in...

That is true, and it isn't true. What I miss in this discussion is a clarification what is "Performance" and the differentiations depending on the chosen fstop and focal length.

"Performance" does...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2007
Replies: 240
Views: 13,832
Posted By Bertram2
The name is not Magnus but Magus. Refers to the...

The name is not Magnus but Magus. Refers to the historic Simon Magus (died 65 pcn in Rome) , a magician of the Gnosis (Finding), who once was adored as a god (theios aner) by his...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-29-2007
Replies: 308
Views: 34,763
Posted By Bertram2
A nice summary, short and precise. This is what...

A nice summary, short and precise. This is what some should tattoo on their forehead, to read it as a reminder in the mirror each morning, while shaving.

I mean especially those who (forced by a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2007
Replies: 240
Views: 13,832
Posted By Bertram2
This was said already, several times. The...

This was said already, several times. The question of resolution does not play a role at all here, in this context. ALSO and in general because one cannot expect the lenses to be a limiting factor if...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2007
Replies: 240
Views: 13,832
Posted By Bertram2
The question of resolution performance is...

The question of resolution performance is misleading here. Many 35mm lenses have a better resolution performance than MF lenses.
It is the size of the detail on the large neg which brings the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-28-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Bertram2
Yes, a simple one: Hhe does not care for the...

Yes, a simple one: Hhe does not care for the benfits of MF !:D

"Leica vs MF" is not the question, 35mm vs 120 would be correct. There are a bunch of makes who are on par with the Leica R ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-25-2007
Replies: 308
Views: 34,763
Posted By Bertram2
There has been a certain idea behind the ...

There has been a certain idea behind the uncoupled 4/25, which best works on a Bessa L btw because of the external light meter readout.

This combo is lightning fast out on the streets and the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-25-2007
Replies: 308
Views: 34,763
Posted By Bertram2
If scale focussing makes this f4 (!!)/25 lens...

If scale focussing makes this f4 (!!)/25 lens beeing a toy for you then you let me doubt how experienced you really are, concerning not only the CV lenses and their performance but concerning...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-09-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 4,453
Posted By Bertram2
Interesting point, unfortunately this is overseen...

Interesting point, unfortunately this is overseen too often in these often
useless academic discussions about noise.
One should think about the environment first, in which ( if at all) a bit more...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-09-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 4,453
Posted By Bertram2
No it is not loud. Camera noise can be very...

No it is not loud.

Camera noise can be very different and covers a quite large range of loudness, from some of those almost soundless blade shutter cameras at the lower end up to beasts like a ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2007
Replies: 240
Views: 13,832
Posted By Bertram2
Sums it all up perfectly. Applause for the Plato...

Sums it all up perfectly. Applause for the Plato quote, it's on spot !:) :) :)
When there is a bunch of experienced guys around you MUST necessarily crash if you talk about things you do not...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-05-2007
Replies: 117
Views: 9,641
Posted By Bertram2
Yes, to see the results of course I have to vote...

Yes, to see the results of course I have to vote any nonsense !:D

Stunning, many voted 1,4 and 2 !? Do they shoot the same sort of photo all the time ? Otherwise those cannot be their...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-04-2007
Replies: 117
Views: 9,641
Posted By Bertram2
How can one have a "favourite f-stop"...

How can one have a "favourite f-stop" ?????:confused: For what sort of pictures is this meant? Portraits, architecture, landscape, makro... ?
My favourite f-stop is the right one, depending on what...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-04-2007
Replies: 117
Views: 9,641
Posted By Bertram2
What "special results in DOF " ? A 2,8/60 lens...

What "special results in DOF " ? A 2,8/60 lens has always the same DOF at any given f-Stop, no matter which brand ?

Bertram
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2007
Replies: 240
Views: 13,832
Posted By Bertram2
Maybe this judgement is as old as the hills are,...

Maybe this judgement is as old as the hills are, but not everybody knows it. A lack of experience is always helpful when sombody is going to invent the whole photography new. :D

Bertram
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-01-2007
Replies: 240
Views: 13,832
Posted By Bertram2
[QUOTE=Turtle]Magus, PS. There are good...

[QUOTE=Turtle]Magus,

PS. There are good practical reasons to buy Leica, but their ability to compete with MF on grain, tonality and on print detail is NOT one of them. 1/4 the price spent on MF...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-30-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 4,453
Posted By Bertram2
There is always a minimum of congruence in each...

There is always a minimum of congruence in each controverse...:D

Bertram
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-30-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 4,453
Posted By Bertram2
How true. Unfortunately this is not the way the...

How true. Unfortunately this is not the way the whole issue is usually discussed.
The reason Must be that some gearheads simply cannot live with the differentiations of a relative point of view, tho...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-30-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 4,453
Posted By Bertram2
That is my experience too. I have used them side...

That is my experience too. I have used them side by side, and the surprise was that the the Leica shutter wasn't really quiet , like a blade shutter can be.
The Bessa metal shutters with the front...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-23-2007
Replies: 308
Views: 34,763
Posted By Bertram2
I don't think there are not too many who would do...

I don't think there are not too many who would do so. After you have learned how good they really are what should make you spend five times more for a Leitz aequivalent ?

Bertram
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-11-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By Bertram2
If it is really fungus, yes !! The keep it away...

If it is really fungus, yes !! The keep it away from all the rest of your equipment.

Bertram
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-05-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By Bertram2
Michael, it isn't. But the 4/25 M39 has ...

Michael,
it isn't. But the 4/25 M39 has slightly cool color handling which is reinforced by some films like the blueish character of Fuji Sensia. With this film I once had some single photos...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-04-2007
Replies: 308
Views: 34,763
Posted By Bertram2
Contrast and resolution ARE related ro each...

Contrast and resolution ARE related ro each other in optical design indeed, and that is what I said ?

And MTF curves may say something but nonetheless they are completely meaningless indeed....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-19-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 3,135
Posted By Bertram2
Most "creamy" at ISO 200 IMO. The grainless...

Most "creamy" at ISO 200 IMO. The grainless emulsion makes most of the impression, but the greys are very fine too.. And it scans well. Personally I prefer BW400CN, but XP2 isn't really less good....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-19-2007
Replies: 308
Views: 34,763
Posted By Bertram2
Exactly. I have no idea, how a high contrast lens...

Exactly. I have no idea, how a high contrast lens could produce undefined and milky midtones, that is a contradiction.
Yes, a processing issue maybe, or a matter of film and how to expose it. And...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-19-2007
Replies: 308
Views: 34,763
Posted By Bertram2
The 25/2 is a high contrast lens, of course it is...

The 25/2 is a high contrast lens, of course it is , everybody can see it.
If "the midtones are flat " means it isn't able for differentiated greys in the midtones of B&W photos, then I have to say I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-19-2007
Replies: 308
Views: 34,763
Posted By Bertram2
Higher contrast in general can mean less...

Higher contrast in general can mean less resolution = detail, but this does not concern only the midtones. and if any lens tends to a "milky look" then it is rather the one which is designed for...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-19-2007
Replies: 308
Views: 34,763
Posted By Bertram2
This discussion was about opinions and personal...

This discussion was about opinions and personal impressions as long as nobody tried to explain the different impressions by QC and tolerances. Then it got (pseudo-) technical.

I would not never...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-19-2007
Replies: 308
Views: 34,763
Posted By Bertram2
Do you really believe that some CV 4/25 can...

Do you really believe that some CV 4/25 can have " milky and undefined midtones" because of a sloppy QC ???? Leaving aside it isn't trues at all, but how should this work technically ?

Bertram
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-19-2007
Replies: 308
Views: 34,763
Posted By Bertram2
We do not talk about the Russian stuff and it's...

We do not talk about the Russian stuff and it's well known tolerances. We talk about a quality product.
It was said the CV 4/25 has milky and undefine midtones,. What ever it shall mean, it can't...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-18-2007
Replies: 308
Views: 34,763
Posted By Bertram2
As for lenses , there are no "different...

As for lenses , there are no "different experiences ". A lens is not a restaurant. A lens is what it is and it does what it's design lets it do. And all the rest is blablah.

Bertram
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-18-2007
Replies: 308
Views: 34,763
Posted By Bertram2
The 4/25 belongs to the lenses i have used most ...

The 4/25 belongs to the lenses i have used most frequently during the the last 6 years , BW and colour, and yes it is contrasty but I never noticed "milky and undefinded midtones". Must have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,617
Posted By Bertram2
This one lens thing is loaded with myths and is...

This one lens thing is loaded with myths and is as popular as trivial . If you are strongly focussed on one photographical issue it is just logic that you do not need more than one lens.
If you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,794
Posted By Bertram2
It is the Sonnar Type J8, as long as you do not...

It is the Sonnar Type J8, as long as you do not use it for architecture. Because it has a considerable pincushion distortion, which can get obtrousive for lines parallel and close to the edges of...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-18-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,636
Posted By Bertram2
A really poor, also an extraordinary silly and an...

A really poor, also an extraordinary silly and an offensive answer.
My fault tho. I checked too late that you are a collector . One cannot talk with collectors about photographical issues which...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-18-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,636
Posted By Bertram2
Quote: you can get wide-angle capability for it...

Quote:
you can get wide-angle capability for it for about half the price of an R4 and still get to use that lovely Leica body

That was what I was referring to. The R4 is the solution for a prob,...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-18-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,636
Posted By Bertram2
How can it look like a big deal to you if you...

How can it look like a big deal to you if you never used anything wider than 28mm ? For you the R4 is surely not important.:rolleyes:

Not surprised tho, I did expect the attempts of some Leicaists...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-18-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,636
Posted By Bertram2
Huck said it all. Somehow a strange question ?...

Huck said it all.
Somehow a strange question ? Because the R4 was made to avoid auxiliary finders ? They are a PITA, a compromise, which makes RF cameras slow !
To compare a finder and a complete...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2007
Replies: 178
Views: 25,059
Posted By Bertram2
My goodness !! :eek: Do you keep your negs in ...

My goodness !! :eek: Do you keep your negs in your trouser pockets usually ?:D
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-15-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 2,636
Posted By Bertram2
Maybe. If there IS the ability to "see" at all....

Maybe. If there IS the ability to "see" at all. If not, it can't get reinforced by learning composition rules:D

bertram
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-12-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 2,636
Posted By Bertram2
Circulus Vitiosus !

Circulus Vitiosus !
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-12-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 3,678
Posted By Bertram2
Glad I could meet your expectations ;)...

Glad I could meet your expectations ;)

Speaking about personal impressions and relative to those lenses I really know, the 2,5/75 Heliar, the 1,9/28 Ultron and the 1,5/50 Nokton have an...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-11-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By Bertram2
Wrongy thought. Decisive in this context is only...

Wrongy thought. Decisive in this context is only one thing , and that is to get the right value, no matter how. It works with the reflection from a dark grey Elephant butt too, if the calbration is...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-11-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 3,678
Posted By Bertram2
Assumed somebody owns the whole CV lens...

Assumed somebody owns the whole CV lens line,"best lenses" cannnot exist anyway. As golden bullets do not exist. Period.:D Neither in a relative nor in an absolute context.

Sorry for beeing so...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-08-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By Bertram2
It is precise enuff for every CV lens ever sold,...

It is precise enuff for every CV lens ever sold, tho for the 1,2/35 I'd prefer a T model, also because of the finder intruding size of the barrel.

Bertram
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-07-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,545
Posted By Bertram2
75mm Heliar: new better than used 75 easier to...

75mm Heliar:
new better than used
75 easier to use with a Rangefinder in general (frames)
better to focus with the Bessa RF base
Superb lens, mechanically and optically, on par with...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-07-2007
Replies: 382
Views: 197,402
Posted By Bertram2
And why taped ? bertram

And why taped ?

bertram
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-03-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,287
Posted By Bertram2
Of course ! That light leak thing ist straight...

Of course ! That light leak thing ist straight BS. It is a metal shutter with a front blind ! If there are any holes anywhere then you can find them in Leica curtains, very easy to burn a hole ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 4,014
Posted By Bertram2
What makes you believe anybody here at RFF could...

What makes you believe anybody here at RFF could be interested in your opinion ? Nothing new, there have been many who weren't able to work with a Rangefinder. And therefore they have all gone. To...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-05-2007
Replies: 83
Views: 3,709
Posted By Bertram2
The original question has been: What's the best...

The original question has been:
What's the best way to become a better photographer?

If photography is art or not might be another discussion. Not for me tho.
Because there is no art. There are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-05-2007
Replies: 83
Views: 3,709
Posted By Bertram2
The "shoot-shoot-shoot" thing won't lead you...

The "shoot-shoot-shoot" thing won't lead you anywhere. Too many prove it, their stuff still looks like the crap they have started with 40 years ago.

First of all you must be able to forget your own...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-01-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 2,217
Posted By Bertram2
I wear my Bessa R since 6 years and it is still ...

I wear my Bessa R since 6 years and it is still not out of alignement.
No clue what some do with their cameras.
In general ALL RF cameras with interchangeable lenses get out of alignement, if bumped...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-29-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 10,081
Posted By Bertram2
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphot...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=18946&cat=500]&ppuser=1018

Kodak BW400CN
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-23-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,877
Posted By Bertram2
If I use flash on my L depends solely on the ...

If I use flash on my L depends solely on the mounted lens and has nothing to do with the camera itself.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-12-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By Bertram2
Neither camera nor lens. In this case ALL frames...

Neither camera nor lens. In this case ALL frames would be affected.
Forum: RFF News 11-22-2006
Replies: 68
Views: 9,574
Posted By Bertram2
I haven't posted any opinion about the M8...

I haven't posted any opinion about the M8 anywhere up 'til today, but I'd like to ask you if the fact, that somebody would not ever buy the M8 is enuff to make his opinion irrelevant ? Or what ...
Forum: Off Topic 06-09-2006
Replies: 64
Views: 3,895
Posted By Bertram2
Maybe this is all a bit too difficult for you, or...

Maybe this is all a bit too difficult for you, or maybe you are anyway used too much to disrespectful treatment, whatever , you did not get at all what it is about here.
.And what the "real...
Forum: Off Topic 06-09-2006
Replies: 64
Views: 3,895
Posted By Bertram2
Well that's been exactly my point, and now it...

Well that's been exactly my point, and now it happens again, even a mods thread is closed . Because of insults ? I had seen only one offense, and this one came from a guy who comes here only to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-08-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,316
Posted By Bertram2
Exactly for that purpose it is thought and a...

Exactly for that purpose it is thought and a serviceable thingy . NOT for the decisive moment tho :) Even if you have learned to use it you need more than a second to adjust the camera with the...
Forum: Off Topic 06-08-2006
Replies: 64
Views: 3,895
Posted By Bertram2
Hmm... I think I got you now. :) bertram

Hmm... I think I got you now. :)

bertram
Forum: Off Topic 06-08-2006
Replies: 64
Views: 3,895
Posted By Bertram2
Kim , this deleting of the own posts within a...

Kim ,
this deleting of the own posts within a thread is a really an annoying thing and can kill a thread indeed.
This feature should be turned off ! Reading contributions referring to parts of...
Forum: Off Topic 06-08-2006
Replies: 64
Views: 3,895
Posted By Bertram2
Yes, we had this thing with the "right" often...

Yes, we had this thing with the "right" often enuff, replace right by permission and you will know what I mean. Sometimes I have it, and sometimes I don't. I do not accept a mod as a moral instance...
Forum: Off Topic 06-08-2006
Replies: 64
Views: 3,895
Posted By Bertram2
Thumbs down Why closed threads are outrageous IMO

I found that imbalance thread last night, was too tired to read it all or to contribute, bookmarked it in my browser went to bed and now came back an hour ago. I read not all but a lot of the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-07-2006
Replies: 170
Views: 12,411
Posted By Bertram2
The older cords and Flex have have partly pretty...

The older cords and Flex have have partly pretty dark screens, among the Cords only the Cord Vb has an interchangeable screen.

The Mat screen is is bright and nice to focus on par with the younger...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-07-2006
Replies: 170
Views: 12,411
Posted By Bertram2
Thanks , I tried to MAKE it fitting to this...

Thanks , I tried to MAKE it fitting to this format, seems I was successful. Actually the composing of square format isn't that easy if you have only done 2:3 before.
Sometimes it has clear...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-07-2006
Replies: 170
Views: 12,411
Posted By Bertram2
This one is shot @f5,6 on Superia 400

This one is shot @f5,6 on Superia 400
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-07-2006
Replies: 170
Views: 12,411
Posted By Bertram2
Another shot with a MAT124G, as always the scan...

Another shot with a MAT124G, as always the scan does not really shows the whole truth and I don't know what the gallery software will do with this jpeg:
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-07-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,316
Posted By Bertram2
Hah, shall this really mean something to me ? ...

Hah, shall this really mean something to me ? :D
It is me solely who decides what I like or what I do not like. If these guys handle their wides this way, o.k it is THEIR decison solely.Neither...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-07-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,316
Posted By Bertram2
You don't need no stinking horizontal horizons,...

You don't need no stinking horizontal horizons, o.k., to each his own.
Seems you don't need parallel verticals either, as your photos prove.
I would not accept these strongly converging lines for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,727
Posted By Bertram2
They do, yes, but anyway...... , just tried to...

They do, yes, but anyway...... , just tried to imagine...huhh, no, I don't want to land in prison !? :D

bertram
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-06-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,316
Posted By Bertram2
Tom, I use one with the CV 25, mounted on a...

Tom,

I use one with the CV 25, mounted on a Bessa L. The level lets you control the on top VF and the 3d bubble in a circle at the same time. It has additionally two bubbles to observe without...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-06-2006
Replies: 170
Views: 12,411
Posted By Bertram2
Sorry, wasn't my intention to force anybody to...

Sorry, wasn't my intention to force anybody to do that.

I spoke about the German prices in 1986, when I bought the Mat124G new for DM 450,-

The 2,8 F in those days was DM 4000,- to 4500, as far...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,727
Posted By Bertram2
Hear, hear !! Real men !? Real men which are kept...

Hear, hear !! Real men !? Real men which are kept as real men WHERE ? Real men HERE would this consider to be a wobbly toy for dwarfs !! Better take a Manfrotto Pro AND a decent hiking stick,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-06-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By Bertram2
200 is a visible improvement compared to 400,...

200 is a visible improvement compared to 400, hard to see the difference between 100 and 200 tho. Therefore Fuji 200 is my standard C41 film for 135.

bertram
800 is stunning btw, don't hesitate to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-06-2006
Replies: 170
Views: 12,411
Posted By Bertram2
So I do. As long as the tool is not completely...

So I do. As long as the tool is not completely contrary to the task at least.
No pinhole cams for car races please. But working with (or around) limitations teaches worthful lessons.
I don't think...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-06-2006
Replies: 170
Views: 12,411
Posted By Bertram2
The idea of TLR was NOT to need a backpack for...

The idea of TLR was NOT to need a backpack for MF.
In principle the Mamiyas and the fixed lens crowd are not comparable.
The TLR design, with all it's many compromises, has one huge advantage: It is...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-05-2006
Replies: 92
Views: 19,279
Posted By Bertram2
I bet they do not intend to code afterwards any...

I bet they do not intend to code afterwards any non-leica lenses. The digital world, a nice opportunity to go back to the happy times of proprietary solutions. :D Will work only if the coding soon...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-05-2006
Replies: 170
Views: 12,411
Posted By Bertram2
I would not either. Excepted offers of...

I would not either. Excepted offers of professional photo shops which include a warranty of 6 months or more. If their reputation is good the risk is not too bad.

bertram
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-05-2006
Replies: 170
Views: 12,411
Posted By Bertram2
Should be so , at a price difference of 1000% !!...

Should be so , at a price difference of 1000% !! These cameras were offered as a tool for excessive daily professional use, until the end of the 60s, and some did not give them up at all, even...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-05-2006
Replies: 170
Views: 12,411
Posted By Bertram2
it is almost all said already, I'd like to add...

it is almost all said already, I'd like to add some thoughts tho: If this is your first TLR I'd start with a not too expensive camera, as long as you don't know if you will really like it.
A good...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-05-2006
Replies: 170
Views: 12,411
Posted By Bertram2
Try to get a "non-G" , a simple Mat124, the...

Try to get a "non-G" , a simple Mat124, the first 124 It is less expensive but it is all metal. The 124G has some plastic parts at the frontside.
Avoid the very first Yashicas with the simpler...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-05-2006
Replies: 92
Views: 19,279
Posted By Bertram2
There is a anti-vignetting variable in the...

There is a anti-vignetting variable in the software, for the wides ?

bertram
Forum: Nikon RF 06-05-2006
Replies: 76
Views: 6,084
Posted By Bertram2
Capa used Conatax.

Capa used Conatax.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-05-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By Bertram2
Forgot to add that " Tete a Tete" is still...

Forgot to add that " Tete a Tete" is still available as used book , for hardly more than the half price compared to the new one.

bertram
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-05-2006
Replies: 150
Views: 8,924
Posted By Bertram2
One of these idiotic Pissoir Portraits ...

One of these idiotic Pissoir Portraits :rolleyes: Why do we do that , again and again ? ;)

bertram
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-05-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By Bertram2
Well, then the most of my complaints do not...

Well, then the most of my complaints do not concern you . :)

A pity tho that some portraits in this book a less good than those of the same person in Tete a Tete. For example Jean Genet (in the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-04-2006
Replies: 150
Views: 8,924
Posted By Bertram2
Well, it is the intention which counts !! The...

Well, it is the intention which counts !! The pics WERE taken and they are still somewhere in the universe. Who cares for some bloody negs ? :D :D
Yes, this Bessa film wind is really smooth, easy...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-04-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By Bertram2
Frank, Plain-spoken or not, I do think your ...

Frank,
Plain-spoken or not, I do think your perception works quite well.
Introductions of photo books or of photo exhibition catalogues seem to attract a certain kind of art bletherers, who use...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-04-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By Bertram2
What a pity !! In this case I was too late ! ...

What a pity !! In this case I was too late ! Since I had several disappointing experiences with photo books I buy them either in a shop only or at Amazon, where it costs me some Euros only to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-04-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By Bertram2
Blush ! :o Too flattering !! Thanks anyway, in...

Blush ! :o Too flattering !!
Thanks anyway, in my mother languauge I could have added still a bit more acid ! :D

Regards,
bertram
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-04-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By Bertram2
Warning, new HCB Book, bad buy !

For the German speaking part to the forum a warning:

Schirmer & Mosel has brought a new HCB book recently, "Der Klang der Seele, Portraits" Bought it and sent it back next day .

The introduction...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-04-2006
Replies: 150
Views: 8,924
Posted By Bertram2
Yes , that's John E.Robertson, I visited him in...

Yes , that's John E.Robertson, I visited him in April.

bertra,
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-04-2006
Replies: 187
Views: 24,732
Posted By Bertram2
For those there is the used stuff. THAT is the...

For those there is the used stuff. THAT is the entry level product idea of the Leica marketing.
Maybe a digital ZI will come closer to your budget.

bertram
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-03-2006
Replies: 150
Views: 8,924
Posted By Bertram2
This is one of the best photogs of Scotland ,...

This is one of the best photogs of Scotland , and btw one of the very few really enlightened members of RFF. :D :D

WHO KNOWS HIS NAME ??...
Forum: Other RF 06-03-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,487
Posted By Bertram2
Ahh, one from the days when cameras were still...

Ahh, one from the days when cameras were still cameras ! :) I still wonder what storage conditions are needed to keep a leather case in such a condition ?
The Schneider Xenar lens is a gem, ...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-02-2006
Replies: 187
Views: 24,732
Posted By Bertram2
Volker, colourfilm has 10stops at least , the...

Volker,
colourfilm has 10stops at least , the latest multilayer films even more, up to 12.
You don' t get that with your DSLR, neither at 100 nor at 1600. No chip exceeds the slide range of 7,5 ,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-02-2006
Replies: 187
Views: 24,732
Posted By Bertram2
Photos aren't made with megapixels. So here's a...

Photos aren't made with megapixels. So here's a tip for you digi guy : Who kicks which ass will turn out at the earliest ( there also are other deficits left to fix) when the first chip is out...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-02-2006
Replies: 187
Views: 24,732
Posted By Bertram2
Considering the innovation cycles of Leica I'd...

Considering the innovation cycles of Leica I'd say you better forget this plan. Don't know how old you are, if older than 30 it could be you are dead 'til the M9 comes ! :D :D

bertram
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-02-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,341
Posted By Bertram2
Volker, the Yashicas always were much better than...

Volker, the Yashicas always were much better than their reputation, not suited tho for those who needed "professional" tools. ;-)

Leaving aside that like you I don't buy my gear to sell it and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-02-2006
Replies: 108
Views: 5,326
Posted By Bertram2
Peter , I read your contribution with honest...

Peter ,
I read your contribution with honest interest, but I think you packed a bit too much meaning on my general question. It is a question only, and not a law-like philosophical statement, a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-01-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,004
Posted By Bertram2
I would second Richs answer, you solely know what...

I would second Richs answer, you solely know what is really IMPORTANT enuff for you to spend time on. Maybe you should think about this first and then make a priority list which you can cut to the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-01-2006
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By Bertram2
If that is all: Buy an R and get happy! bertram

If that is all: Buy an R and get happy!
bertram
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-01-2006
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By Bertram2
Never ever heard in the web that the film advance...

Never ever heard in the web that the film advance broke ? Did yours break ?

bertram
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-01-2006
Replies: 108
Views: 5,326
Posted By Bertram2
Hm, more likely is he was informed. Strange that...

Hm, more likely is he was informed. Strange that somebody found that
necessary ?? Pomposity. :rolleyes: Well, some like that, they are born as "informer", to use a polite word. :angel:

bertram
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-01-2006
Replies: 108
Views: 5,326
Posted By Bertram2
Well, a bit too basic indeed for such kind of ...

Well, a bit too basic indeed for such kind of art lessons. :D

Nonetheless I find we now should not bomb this man's words and photos down to ashes with our scornful laughter, too easily one gets...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-31-2006
Replies: 108
Views: 5,326
Posted By Bertram2
It's all a matter of terms and their definition....

It's all a matter of terms and their definition. Before one starts a discussion one should be sure both mean the same.

We once had an argument already here about snapshots "beeing photography" or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-31-2006
Replies: 108
Views: 5,326
Posted By Bertram2
There is no key difference. They are both no...

There is no key difference. They are both no photographers. Within your personal system of assumption and conclusio at least. Fascinating ! :)

bertram
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-31-2006
Replies: 108
Views: 5,326
Posted By Bertram2
If identical, it makes no sense to me either....

If identical, it makes no sense to me either.

Bertram
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-31-2006
Replies: 108
Views: 5,326
Posted By Bertram2
Toby , that is not a trend, it is reality,...

Toby ,

that is not a trend, it is reality, isn't it ?! :)
Of course the method and the process influence the result. It always did.
Take glass negs or film or digital, chose developer, paper ,ink...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-31-2006
Replies: 109
Views: 5,828
Posted By Bertram2
That some labs close does not prove film is ...

That some labs close does not prove film is dead :

New Portra 800 (http://www.photographyblog.com/index.php/weblog/comments/kodak_portra_800_film/)

This comes from a company whose CEO has...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-30-2006
Replies: 108
Views: 5,326
Posted By Bertram2
As the technology advances, the craft recedes. ...

As the technology advances, the craft recedes. Manufacturers and processing services take over more and more of the work and the picture decisions, while photographers get lazier and less competent....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-30-2006
Replies: 108
Views: 5,326
Posted By Bertram2
Quote but I'd hazard a guess that at least half...

Quote
but I'd hazard a guess that at least half of the images we see on "photo" websites are posted by photographers who have never in their lives intentionally composed an image. Sure, they've...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-29-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,544
Posted By Bertram2
Sharpest film: There are several things mixed up...

Sharpest film:
There are several things mixed up here: Kodak TP makes about 380 lp/mm at 100% contrast, not the right solution for all who want to have some greys too in their photos.

Scanner:
The...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-29-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,245
Posted By Bertram2
Well said. And efficiency is the last thing I...

Well said. And efficiency is the last thing I need in my non-professional photography.
And, translated to "convenience" in the amateur world , I don't need that either.
It's btw not so convenient as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-29-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,226
Posted By Bertram2
Can't find this logical . Why should the opposite...

Can't find this logical . Why should the opposite of a special sort of a severe mental disease be a kind of illness too ? These folks are neither rare nor infected, they are just "not sick " IMHO ...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-28-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 4,015
Posted By Bertram2
You should simply think about what facts hide...

You should simply think about what facts hide behind the word "modern" and what they mean for you and your intentions.

I looked thought a Leica LTM finder some years ago and was healed in a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,433
Posted By Bertram2
Actually it is his understanding and handlig of...

Actually it is his understanding and handlig of light, and how he makes it beeing a central part of the concept, which is additionally supported by a well thought colour concept.
No 2, 11 , 21, and ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 3,517
Posted By Bertram2
For me the first (and decisive) question would...

For me the first (and decisive) question would be, *** is HONG-MU ????
Is that stuff really rare and extraordinary enuff to disfigure the M Leica in a adaequte way ?

bertram
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 2,517
Posted By Bertram2
Tho this isn't what I am interested in i liked...

Tho this isn't what I am interested in i liked some of them anyway. These photos are good !
There is creativity, craft and knowledge, and a clearly developed esthectical concept, presented with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,847
Posted By Bertram2
Petar , of course the quality of the tool...

Petar ,

of course the quality of the tool influences the quality of the result. But you got good tools already, that was the message.
the R is fine (I use one since 3 years) but it would solve your...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-26-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,847
Posted By Bertram2
Can't see the logic which could be ins...

Can't see the logic which could be ins consequence ?? :confused:

bertram
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-26-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,433
Posted By Bertram2
Holy cow, this has blown my hair back !! Aamazing...

Holy cow, this has blown my hair back !! Aamazing portfolio of an amazing photog, very inspiring . He makes exactly the photos I myself would like to make, too dumb tho.
There is nothing better than...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-25-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 3,680
Posted By Bertram2
I read the article, and I agree. This has been...

I read the article, and I agree. This has been exactly my perception too, not too much about the lenses themselves. And so at the end the harsh criticism concerning the vignetting stood alone...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-25-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 4,467
Posted By Bertram2
A bit disappointing, thought this woud be the...

A bit disappointing, thought this woud be the place where I now finally can get rid of some nekkid-woman-candids ! Did not dare to post them here up 'til today...
:angel:
bertram
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-25-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,847
Posted By Bertram2
My goodness, you forgot the most important...

My goodness, you forgot the most important question of all: WHAT STRAPS ??!!


;) bertram
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-24-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,847
Posted By Bertram2
Great story, thanks for telling it so fine ...

Great story, thanks for telling it so fine !

Bertram
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-24-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 1,703
Posted By Bertram2
Well, if the clock would be made by Rolex it...

Well, if the clock would be made by Rolex it would be the ideal multi purpose boasting machine for that certain part of the Leica community we all love so much. In principle this thingy is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-24-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By Bertram2
The house is in the old town of Palma de...

The house is in the old town of Palma de Mallorca, the other one near the town I live, a place where I take a walk from time to time.

Best,
Bertram
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2006
Replies: 63
Views: 3,854
Posted By Bertram2
Steve , I did not take part because I knew one...

Steve ,

I did not take part because I knew one of them, but it is absolutely clear that a
200K large scan best case shows a small part of what the lens really is.

The pics in your set were ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-24-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By Bertram2
Lynn, thanks for looking and for the friendly...

Lynn,
thanks for looking and for the friendly compliments. :) The text, well actually I've given up any kind of text in my own gallery, I avoid even titles or geographical notes. I was criticised...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-24-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By Bertram2
Updated my site with new photos

For those who probably have missed it, there is a new album up on my site, www.bersac.de .Scotland in April
2006.

The story was...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-24-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 4,165
Posted By Bertram2
I bought a Ricoh R35 for that purpose, actually I...

I bought a Ricoh R35 for that purpose, actually I bought three, one for each family member, because I could get this camera for $90.

It's a camera developed for photo classes.
It has a 4/30 lens...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-24-2006
Replies: 80
Views: 7,423
Posted By Bertram2
Ray, thanks for this knowledgeable way of...

Ray,
thanks for this knowledgeable way of presentation with the sheets, one of the very few "tests" I've seen here which are really interesting, because it allows a direct comparison side by side....
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-22-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 2,318
Posted By Bertram2
No problem ? Why then this provocative and not...

No problem ? Why then this provocative and not very intelligent question if the pics "harm" anybody ?

BTW I haven't sent ever a complaint mail about other members to an admin,in this case...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-22-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 2,318
Posted By Bertram2
So I do, seeing you opened it anyway. At the end...

So I do, seeing you opened it anyway. At the end we might find that all cameras are rangefinders which meter a a distance, and at the very end somebody will ask if a fixed focus disposable will...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-22-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 2,318
Posted By Bertram2
Applause. The rules are clear and that's IT ! Why...

Applause. The rules are clear and that's IT ! Why should we now discuss if an Olympus 5050 is an RF ? Can't be meant really serious. Reminds me to that err.. hmm "question" recently if a 35mm can...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-22-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 2,318
Posted By Bertram2
Wrong question.

Wrong question.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-22-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 3,829
Posted By Bertram2
No. It isn't, not at all. Its an experience many...

No. It isn't, not at all. Its an experience many of us have made. Shooting one lens for a long time exclusively makes you look at the world with this focal length.
This makes composing beeing a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-21-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Bertram2
Yes, we spent a great time together, and it seems...

Yes, we spent a great time together, and it seems I caught the Scottish Virus up there ! :) And Ilse too. She brought some travel cataloues home yesterday, guess what country ? :D

As I see...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-21-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Bertram2
Gaga ! The first 5 are all Edradour of course !...

Gaga ! The first 5 are all Edradour of course ! Sorry.

bertram
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-21-2006
Replies: 178
Views: 25,059
Posted By Bertram2
Was my first SLR too, in 73, together with a set...

Was my first SLR too, in 73, together with a set of three lenses it costed about what I earned in one month. Unfortunately I sold it :bang:

bertram
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-21-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Bertram2
Thanks, glad you like them ! Bertram

Thanks, glad you like them !

Bertram
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-21-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Bertram2
Pherdinand, we've been at Edradour, it's among...

Pherdinand,
we've been at Edradour, it's among the B&W shots, the buildings which look like a farm and the place under the roof where the malt is stored..
It is the smallest destillery of all, 15...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-21-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Bertram2
First Scottish-German RFF meeting in Dundee, April 2006

Dear all,

we all know what the very special circumstances are which determine the conversation with other people in the web.
At first we speak to more ore less virtual beings, getting a certain...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-21-2006
Replies: 178
Views: 25,059
Posted By Bertram2
Marc, finally sombody had a REALlY good idea for...

Marc, finally sombody had a REALlY good idea for a W/NW thread ! :)
Mine are almost 30yo, but it was about girls, wasn't it ? I am too old now for real girls, you know. No prob tho, the middle...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-21-2006
Replies: 95
Views: 5,477
Posted By Bertram2
Ah , one of these silly BS broadsides again, I...

Ah , one of these silly BS broadsides again, I thought you had given up this sort of impolite communication !!?? :rolleyes:

It's maybe hard for you to understand , but on my forehad is NO...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-20-2006
Replies: 95
Views: 5,477
Posted By Bertram2
Well, I don't think anybody is surprised that you...

Well, I don't think anybody is surprised that you will stick with Nikon, must be a kind of religion for you .
Actually the 2 bad of four delivered say absolutely nothing. If that is a statistic ...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-20-2006
Replies: 95
Views: 5,477
Posted By Bertram2
I'd expect more too. !! That's really bad ,I've...

I'd expect more too. !! That's really bad ,I've never seen anything like that reported for CV lenses, ZI can't afford such sloppy QM at all. That's not the way they will succeed .
Curious if this...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-20-2006
Replies: 65
Views: 5,451
Posted By Bertram2
Marc, thanks a lot for doing that extra mile for...

Marc, thanks a lot for doing that extra mile for us, I could not have done it , my French is much too poor ( to say the least) for such kinda jobs.

"He had his very own sight of ....things "...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-19-2006
Replies: 55
Views: 3,396
Posted By Bertram2
Laurence, many thanks for the compliment (not...

Laurence,
many thanks for the compliment (not sure if I earn it) , I have to give it back, the new pics are as impressive as the first one, seems you know how to handle "her" perfectly, you get...
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