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Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By lawrence
Although I use LR for cataloguing I tend to...

Although I use LR for cataloguing I tend to prefer PS for 'development' and I find that, as you say, adjusting contrast, shadows and highlights is perfectly adequate for all my monochrome images. ...
Forum: Film vs Digital 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By lawrence
That is not what I was asking, rather whether...

That is not what I was asking, rather whether types of sensor etc. make a discernible difference or not.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 286
Views: 12,340
Posted By lawrence
As per my previous comment, it would be great to...

As per my previous comment, it would be great to have a black paint over brass version as well. Hopefully this and the option of no infinity lock would be possible.
Forum: Film vs Digital 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By lawrence
That's pretty much my own finding, beyond a...

That's pretty much my own finding, beyond a certain point the output of one digicam is visually pretty much the same as that of any another. Sure, more sensitivity and higher resolution can be good...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By lawrence
It might be because the the Coolscan V uses LEDs...

It might be because the the Coolscan V uses LEDs as a light source, similar to a condenser head on an enlarger. The resulting Callier effect causes an increase in contrast when scanning traditional...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 286
Views: 12,340
Posted By lawrence
Wink So this is the perfect opportunity ;)

So this is the perfect opportunity ;)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 286
Views: 12,340
Posted By lawrence
Too much bling for me, would like M-mount in...

Too much bling for me, would like M-mount in black.
Forum: Film vs Digital 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By lawrence
The Character of the Digital Image

I sometimes take a look at the dpreview.com site and notice that there's a never ending quest for more megapixels but personally I just don't need them, the 12Mp-16Mp range being adequate for the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,674
Posted By lawrence
I think the problem with the Hexar is...

I think the problem with the Hexar is reliability, ZI is a relatively simple camera compared to the Hexar. I have owned the Hexar AF and tried a Hexar RF and both had faults whereas my ZI works...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 974
Posted By lawrence
My feelings about the original APX400 are the...

My feelings about the original APX400 are the same, unless you dig that crazy grain ;)
Kentmere 400 - apparently the same as the 'new' APX400 - is much less grainy but has rather soft grain.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,841
Posted By lawrence
Of course film photography can lie but there...

Of course film photography can lie but there seems to me to be a more direct connection between a photographic negative and reality as we perceive it, possibly because faking a negative is a great...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,151
Posted By lawrence
Horses for courses, I have an X-E2 and D700 and...

Horses for courses, I have an X-E2 and D700 and use both. X-E2 is great for travel and quick record shots but D700 is good for everything else, especially events. I much prefer the haptics of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,226
Posted By lawrence
Yes, it would be great but scale focusing with a...

Yes, it would be great but scale focusing with a 40mm lens doesn't cut it. 28mm just, maybe.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-23-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,053
Posted By lawrence
Yes, it's compact, but the Sonnar is a Zeiss lens...

Yes, it's compact, but the Sonnar is a Zeiss lens that I couldn't get on with due to the focus shift issues. I don't have the kind of brain that can work with 'now I'm at f2.0 and five feet so I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-23-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,053
Posted By lawrence
Agreed, some of the tiny LTM lenses are lovely...

Agreed, some of the tiny LTM lenses are lovely E.g. 28mm & 50mm Color-Skopars.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-23-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,053
Posted By lawrence
Thank you, that is exactly the kind of comparison...

Thank you, that is exactly the kind of comparison I was after :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,226
Posted By lawrence
35mm SLRs are useful but I agree about the Nikon...

35mm SLRs are useful but I agree about the Nikon FM2. I have two of them and they are totally reliable but there really is something annoying about that shutter clack. What you need is something...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,053
Posted By lawrence
Agreed but it would be interesting to hear from...

Agreed but it would be interesting to hear from users. Thanks to Ko.Fe. for his comparison. Personally I can live without a focus tab, although I do find it useful on smaller lenses.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,053
Posted By lawrence
Well so far the Voigtlanders have been well and...

Well so far the Voigtlanders have been well and truly trounced in the poll but the reason is unclear. Any side by side comparison would be appreciated.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,053
Posted By lawrence
Voigtlander VM versus Zeiss ZM

I'm interested to hear the preferences of those who have experience of these pairs of lenses. In other words, those who have tried either or both pairs of lenses.


Voigtlander VM Ultron 35mm f1.7
...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-19-2019
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
Just to say that I finished it and it's...

Just to say that I finished it and it's excellent, far better than expected. If you're a Frank fan this book is essential.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-15-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By lawrence
Stunphoto Gallery, Hampstead, London. 23 June 2019.

The 'Tonewood' exhibition has moved from The Poetry Café in Covent Garden to the Stunphoto Gallery in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2019
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,524
Posted By lawrence
I give up!

I've been posting occasionally in this thread for quite some time however I finally have to submit to Greyscale's constant bombardment of images and coffee cups. Greyscale, you have a fantastic...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-12-2019
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,524
Posted By lawrence
Hotel Monastere, Maastricht. June 2019

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6,476
Posted By lawrence
I'll run through the charts supplied by Foma. ...

I'll run through the charts supplied by Foma. First thing you need to decide is what gamma (contrast) you're going to develop to and IMHO 0.6 is about right and approximately where ISO speed is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6,476
Posted By lawrence
Several points spring to mind when viewing these...

Several points spring to mind when viewing these negatives:

They are very over developed. Reducing the time by about 10% to 10min as you plan will not be sufficient, you will need a bigger...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,102
Posted By lawrence
Nothing but it has a lot to do with 'width and...

Nothing but it has a lot to do with 'width and weight'.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,102
Posted By lawrence
So how can carbon fibre tripods any good? Not...

So how can carbon fibre tripods any good? Not saying they are since I've never owned one.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By lawrence
Check out the M6TTL with 0.58 magnification...

Check out the M6TTL with 0.58 magnification finder, which I frequently use with a 28mm Color-Skopar. It's even easier to see the 28mm frame-lines than on the ZI.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-29-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By lawrence
Tonewood at the The Poetry Café, Covent Garden, London

I'm not sure who is planning to come to the book launch on Thursday but if you can make it I'd love to meet you.

The book has now been printed and the retail price is £30 plus £3 p&p in the UK,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-23-2019
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,524
Posted By lawrence
OM2+28mm f3.5+cortado. Palma de Mallorca, April 2019

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-18-2019
Replies: 616
Views: 15,621
Posted By lawrence
It's a bit like defining the term 'art', about...

It's a bit like defining the term 'art', about which there are endless discussions here on RFF. For my own work, I agree with the above, but accept broader definitions in the work of others.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,578
Posted By lawrence
Venice, March 1977

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Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-03-2019
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
American Witness by RJ Smith

American Witness by RJ Smith, The Art and Life of Robert Frank (ISBN 978 0306 823367)

An unauthorised biography that I've only just started reading but so far so good.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,876
Posted By lawrence
Roger has been a major presence on RFF for as...

Roger has been a major presence on RFF for as long as I can remember and will be very much missed. As others have said, Roger, thank you so much for your contribution.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-03-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By lawrence
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/776/U776I1554312591.SEQ.0.jpg

The exhibition in June at Stunphoto Gallery, Hampstead is now confirmed.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,524
Posted By lawrence
Did the coffee feel good too? BTW that's a very...

Did the coffee feel good too? BTW that's a very pretty camera :)
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-27-2019
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
Agreed about the cat photography. The breadth of...

Agreed about the cat photography. The breadth of his photography is simply incredible, no doubt being a third generation photographer helped.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-27-2019
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
Well, Lynn, there's no need to take my word for...

Well, Lynn, there's no need to take my word for it now, let's hear what you think when you've read it :)
Forum: Travel 03-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By lawrence
If your dates fit you could sign up for one of...

If your dates fit you could sign up for one of these photo-walks:
Haggerston Sat, 30 March 2019 ...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-21-2019
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
IMHO a good example of why some photographers are...

IMHO a good example of why some photographers are better off sticking to photography, no matter how great their photographs.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-21-2019
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
Masahisa Fukase - ISBN 978-2-36511-202-4 This is...

Masahisa Fukase - ISBN 978-2-36511-202-4
This is a monograph of the work of one of the most original photographers of post-war Japan, published in 2018 by Editions Xavier Barral. I've long been a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-17-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,339
Posted By lawrence
Great shots, Allen, and I hope your exhibition...

Great shots, Allen, and I hope your exhibition goes wonderfully! Many thanks to everyone for their good wishes to both of us, there's now a separate thread for the London show which is here: ...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-17-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By lawrence
Tonewood: London Exhibitions & Book Launch

Tonewood is a collaboration between photographer Lawrence Impey and poet Sue Rose.

The book launch, to which you're all invited, will be held downstairs at The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 636
Posted By lawrence
Any yellowing normally means that the developer...

Any yellowing normally means that the developer has lost some potency through oxidation which will result in under developed negatives. You could try processing a snippet of exposed film in it to...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-13-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,339
Posted By lawrence
Yes, thanks very much :)

Yes, thanks very much :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2019
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,395
Posted By lawrence
Ana, Ourense, Spain. February 2019.

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OM2n with Vivitar 35mm f1.9. Tri-X in ATM 49.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-13-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,339
Posted By lawrence
Will be on display at The Poetry Society in...

Will be on display at The Poetry Society in Covent Garden, London throughout May. I hope to then show in a small photography gallery in Hampstead for a couple of weeks in June although this has yet...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-13-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,339
Posted By lawrence
Coincidentally my own photo exhibition opens on...

Coincidentally my own photo exhibition opens on 2nd May here in London. A bottle of champagne to anyone who manages to attend both openings!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-13-2019
Replies: 422
Views: 133,614
Posted By lawrence
Thanks, Helen! I've been a bit busy recently...

Thanks, Helen! I've been a bit busy recently collaborating on a book with a poet friend of mine, we're going to launch it here in London on 2nd May. I know it's a long way to come but it would be...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-12-2019
Replies: 422
Views: 133,614
Posted By lawrence
Stuart, Hampstead, London. November 2018

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Forum: Fuji X Series 03-08-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,154
Posted By lawrence
You won't need a backup until you need it. Gear...

You won't need a backup until you need it. Gear can go wrong at any time so if you take your photography seriously you need to take a backup, even though it's unlikely you'll actually need to use it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 14,456
Posted By lawrence
PS. I'm jealous of the Olympus 85mm f2. Was...

PS. I'm jealous of the Olympus 85mm f2. Was using the 100mm f2.8 on Monday, which is pretty good, but the 85mm is legendary.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 14,456
Posted By lawrence
Lynn, are you sure this isn't one of your shots...

Lynn, are you sure this isn't one of your shots from the 1970s?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2019
Replies: 492
Views: 92,828
Posted By lawrence
Thanks for the comments, clearly it's a look...

Thanks for the comments, clearly it's a look rather than the look!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2019
Replies: 492
Views: 92,828
Posted By lawrence
I hope this isn't to pedantic but what exactly is...

I hope this isn't to pedantic but what exactly is 'the look'? I originally thought it must be a particular way of looking at the photographer as some kind of interloper or nutter but maybe it's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-20-2019
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,524
Posted By lawrence
OM2n+noss noss, Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

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Forum: RFF News 02-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,278
Posted By lawrence
Reminds me of their 'think different' campaign of...

Reminds me of their 'think different' campaign of about twenty years ago, where they truncated a perfectly good adverb to promote their ludicrous idea of radical chic.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,677
Posted By lawrence
Yes, that plus you tend to swap some barrel...

Yes, that plus you tend to swap some barrel distortion for pincushion.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-04-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,083
Posted By lawrence
This problem is not unique to Canon, I had the...

This problem is not unique to Canon, I had the same sort of issues with Windows 10 and my now rather ancient R2880. The solution was to use USB cable with a USB extender box. True, the skirting...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By lawrence
I will shortly be putting my Fujifilm X30 up on...

I will shortly be putting my Fujifilm X30 up on the auction site 'for parts or repair' as it has given up the ghost completely. Looking round the web it seems that the problem, which is related to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By lawrence
I now travel with one digital and one film...

I now travel with one digital and one film camera. Years ago it was two film cameras but digital cameras have improved so much and in so many ways that I can now use the digital for colour and the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 7,798
Posted By lawrence
Neither does mine S/N 9250372

Neither does mine S/N 9250372
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,880
Posted By lawrence
Agreed, the Scan Elite 5400 Mk1 is a fantastic...

Agreed, the Scan Elite 5400 Mk1 is a fantastic scanner that is capable of fully resolving film grain, which the V750 isn't. Having said that I'm satisfied with the V750 for scanning 6x9 negatives to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,044
Posted By lawrence
Thanks to both of you for your comments, which...

Thanks to both of you for your comments, which clarify what could have gone wrong. I did follow the adjusted times for seasoned developer, the density of the highlights was OK but with a definite...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-01-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,044
Posted By lawrence
Thanks, wish I'd known that the speed loss is...

Thanks, wish I'd known that the speed loss is 'normal' before I tried using replenishment. Presumably those who run replenishment systems commercially inform their customers of this!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-01-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,044
Posted By lawrence
I tried replenished Xtol for small-scale...

I tried replenished Xtol for small-scale development (less than ten films a week) but found a significant speed loss after a while. This is seldom mentioned by the exponents of replenishment and I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,445
Posted By lawrence
For me, this has been the 'Year of SLRs',...

For me, this has been the 'Year of SLRs', starting off with my old Nikon FM2n and then moving on to the new (for me) Olympus OM2n. Got to say that the Oly is a fantastically well-designed camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,445
Posted By lawrence
The big Fujis are wonderful and I'm sure you'll...

The big Fujis are wonderful and I'm sure you'll enjoy the results. Favourite film for mine is TMY2 - super sharp and grain free but still with that 'film look' that I like.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,511
Posted By lawrence
Always love your ferry shots, Lynn, and this is...

Always love your ferry shots, Lynn, and this is one of the best :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,511
Posted By lawrence
Sometimes a high contrast 'newsprint' look really...

Sometimes a high contrast 'newsprint' look really works and this is a nice example :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,511
Posted By lawrence
Favourite Photo 2018

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Such a good question, Lynn, and I'll go with a photo of the lady I've been lucky enough to share the year with. We...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-20-2018
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
Agreed, a 'must have' for the beautiful...

Agreed, a 'must have' for the beautiful reproductions and wonderful essays.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,947
Posted By lawrence
Agreed. It's nice for some portraits, however.

Agreed. It's nice for some portraits, however.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-18-2018
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,524
Posted By lawrence
Olympus OM2n & Coffee. Naples, Italy. November 2018

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 14,456
Posted By lawrence
La Paz, Bolivia

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Ektar 100. Canon L1 with Voigtlander 35/1.7 Ultron.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-03-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1,740
Posted By lawrence
A friend of mine has two of the original MMs. He...

A friend of mine has two of the original MMs. He was persuaded to 'upgrade' these to the later model and part exchanged the MMs for them. A month later he was back in the shop doing the reverse ;)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-27-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By lawrence
I have this scanner and it's wonderful. I run...

I have this scanner and it's wonderful. I run Windows 10 and Silverfast 8 (https://www.silverfast.com/scanner-software/en.html) scanning software (tried Vuescan but didn't get such good results with...
Forum: Photo Software 11-22-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,114
Posted By lawrence
Thanks, that's very interesting.

Thanks, that's very interesting.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-01-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By lawrence
So agree with the above posts, thanks for sharing.

So agree with the above posts, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 5,991
Posted By lawrence
Grayscale

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Foma 400 @ EI200 developed in D76 (stock).
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-09-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 383
Posted By lawrence
Kickstarter 'Koudelka Shooting Holy Land'

If you like the work of Josef Koudelka as much as I do, do take a look at this Kickstarter campaign: kck.st/2MJPnxH. Seems like a worthwhile project.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-06-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,340
Posted By lawrence
Mr Cad in London, near Victoria Station: 12 Upper...

Mr Cad in London, near Victoria Station:
12 Upper Tachbrook Street,
London,
SW1V 1SH

Bought some D76 and Microphen there a couple of months ago.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-01-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 8,879
Posted By lawrence
It would be interesting to know in what ways you...

It would be interesting to know in what ways you find them lacking.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-28-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,229
Posted By lawrence
I just bought a lovely, functioning OM1n for...

I just bought a lovely, functioning OM1n for about £50 and currently I don't need anything more at the moment film camera-wise. As many have said, the digital pixel race is not something that most...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-24-2018
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
I find it boring like the other Dusseldorfers (in...

I find it boring like the other Dusseldorfers (in my view 'big' doesn't necessarily mean the same as 'good'). However I like William Eggleston's work and many find that boring.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-24-2018
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
I don't see the library concept as going away any...

I don't see the library concept as going away any time soon, thank goodness; while you may be able to view almost everything online there's a huge difference between this and a book you can hold in...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-24-2018
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
'Avedon - Something Personal' by Norma Stevens & Steven M L Aronson

Norma Stevens' biography of the photographer for whom she worked for thirty years was published last year to some controversy, being particularly objected to by the Richard Avedon Foundation. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By lawrence
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/776/U776I1528307300.SEQ.0.jpg

Not sure how useful this scan is as an example but it's a slight crop of a 35mm negative shot on Kentmere 400 and...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-03-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By lawrence
I have the Canon 28 f3.5 LTM. This is a lovely...

I have the Canon 28 f3.5 LTM. This is a lovely lens in every way with one caveat, which is that it doesn't give its best performance until f11. The f2.8 is supposed to be sharper at wider apertures...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-31-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,346
Posted By lawrence
I use a hybrid process for monochrome - develop...

I use a hybrid process for monochrome - develop film and scan - and I use this process primarily because it gives me results that I like. I have yet to see a digital monochrome image that looks the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2018
Replies: 353
Views: 23,483
Posted By lawrence
UPDATE! A couple of years on and I've decided I...

UPDATE! A couple of years on and I've decided I prefer the Olympus OM2n to the Nikon FM2, so it now goes:
Leica M6TTL .58
Zeiss Ikon ZM
Olympus OM2n
Nikon D700
Olympus XA
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-22-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,639
Posted By lawrence
Agreed with the 21/45 recommendation. The 21...

Agreed with the 21/45 recommendation. The 21 will be brilliant in the desert where it can suck in the wide, wide vistas. The 45 will be good for people shots but don't forget that many Moroccans...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-05-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 33,626
Posted By lawrence
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-26-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 4,803
Posted By lawrence
Just tried the Rodinal but it tasted corked,...

Just tried the Rodinal but it tasted corked, probably something to do with the hot summer here, some Chardonnay would do nicely.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-26-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 4,803
Posted By lawrence
Seems I should open a bottle of something, I...

Seems I should open a bottle of something, I finally made 2,000 posts :)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-26-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 4,803
Posted By lawrence
Konica Experience

Konica made some impressive cameras. I owned and used quite extensively an Auto S3 (back in the 1970s) and an AF (in the 1990s). I also briefly used an RF (see post above). The issue I had with...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-05-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 4,803
Posted By lawrence
I bought one off eBay a few years ago and had to...

I bought one off eBay a few years ago and had to return it because occasionally a frame would come out completely blank. A nice machine but, given my previous experience with a Hexar AF, which had...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-25-2018
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,524
Posted By lawrence
Your aesthetic reservations are noted, however...

Your aesthetic reservations are noted, however it's not as 'displaced' as not having a coffee when you need one ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-25-2018
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,524
Posted By lawrence
Olympus OM2n, Valencia Airport. April 2018

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-23-2018
Replies: 384
Views: 30,057
Posted By lawrence
London Docklands, Looking Towards Cascades. June 2018

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-23-2018
Replies: 384
Views: 30,057
Posted By lawrence
The quality of smartphone photos is so impressive...

The quality of smartphone photos is so impressive now. Great to document these sort of changes as everywhere looks increasingly like everywhere else.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-17-2018
Replies: 527
Views: 83,436
Posted By lawrence
Simon Saw Sunlight at the Hoop & Grapes. June 2018

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Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-15-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By lawrence
Thanks for choosing this portrait, it's much...

Thanks for choosing this portrait, it's much appreciated.
Lawrence
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-07-2018
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
The Band

Elliott Landy 'The Band Photographs, 1968-1969' published by Backbeat Books.

If you want to see Levon Helm picking his belly button or Richard Manuel staring at his birthday cake as he turns 26,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-06-2018
Replies: 527
Views: 83,436
Posted By lawrence
Phil, Hove, Sussex. May 2018

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Olympus OM2n + 50mm f1.4. Kentmere 400 in ATM49 (stock).
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-05-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By lawrence
Many thanks for your comments, Robert!

Many thanks for your comments, Robert!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,237
Posted By lawrence
Wonderful lighting and content!

Wonderful lighting and content!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,237
Posted By lawrence
GLI, Ibadan, Nigeria. January 1966.

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A photograph of my father taken on KII.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,237
Posted By lawrence
There are some great examples of Kodachrome in...

There are some great examples of Kodachrome in this thread but the ones of American family life are simply terrific and deserve to be in a book.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-23-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 10,205
Posted By lawrence
Miro Exhibition, Valencia. May 2018.

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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-23-2018
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,524
Posted By lawrence
To me, combining two of life's great pleasures...

To me, combining two of life's great pleasures seems a pretty natural thing to do.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-22-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 6,453
Posted By lawrence
Well Street, Hackney. March 2008.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,237
Posted By lawrence
Fabulous image!

Fabulous image!
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-18-2018
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
America's Cool Modernism

America's Cool Modernism, O'Keeffe to Hopper
This is the catalogue to an exhibition currently showing (https://www.ashmolean.org/americascoolmodernism) at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Apart from a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2018
Replies: 372
Views: 46,319
Posted By lawrence
Bench, Swanage, Dorset. 1974

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Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-30-2018
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
Tales of Tono

Daido Moriyama 'Tales of Tono'. This small book was released at the time of the Klein/Moriyama exhibition (http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/william-klein-daido-moriyama) back...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-29-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 17,783
Posted By lawrence
London King's Cross, July 2017

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-29-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 17,783
Posted By lawrence
London West End, May 2017

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-29-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 17,783
Posted By lawrence
Public Telephone Box, Herne Bay. September 2017

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https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/776/U776I1525010596.SEQ.1.jpg

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/r...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-29-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By lawrence
Yes, this is something that is rarely spoken of...

Yes, this is something that is rarely spoken of in Leica circules: Summicron 50mm Version 5 has significant veiling flare and was the reason I sold mine. The Planar 50mm is far better in this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By lawrence
You might find this useful (I...

You might find this useful (I did):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2-u08nhBX4
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By lawrence
I looked at the video but don't agree with his...

I looked at the video but don't agree with his methodology at all:

To compare these films the results should be adjusted to give, as near as possible, the same contrast.
Rodinal is in my view a...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-21-2018
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
...you buy 'Publish Your Photography Book' by...

...you buy 'Publish Your Photography Book' by Himes and Swanson. I just did ;)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-21-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,311
Posted By lawrence
I have subscriptions to both Smugmug and Flickr...

I have subscriptions to both Smugmug and Flickr and, for me, they are different beasts. Smugmug is a portfolio hosting site for photographers and artists -- similar to Zenfolio...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-17-2018
Replies: 73
Views: 7,901
Posted By lawrence
Veronica, Bluefields, Jamaica. Feb 2018

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Acros at EI 100 in D76 1+1
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4,306
Posted By lawrence
Helen, I agree. Someone else mentioned that of...

Helen, I agree. Someone else mentioned that of all the films around today Acros looks the most 'digital', however to my eyes it doesn't look totally digital and has (had?) its own characteristics,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-05-2018
Replies: 962
Views: 188,923
Posted By lawrence
Belgian Railway Stations (June 2017)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/776/U776I1499511057.SEQ.0.jpg
Bruges Railway Station

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/776/U776I1499511058.SEQ.1.jpg
Mouscron...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,441
Posted By lawrence
They will need to change their name to FujiDigi...

They will need to change their name to FujiDigi or something...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By lawrence
I had one of these for many years. It's...

I had one of these for many years. It's amazingly light but I got a bit fed up with the handling -- long focus throw, for example -- and also it was pretty much unusable at f1.8 as far as I was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 16,183
Posted By lawrence
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/776/U776I1521463084.SEQ.0.jpg

A photograph of me taken in 2009 by my friend Jitka. I'm reading a book of photographs by Araki in my old flat in...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-18-2018
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
Patti Smith: Camera Solo

This is the catalogue of an exhibition of Patti Smith's Polaroids, called 'Camera Solo', held in Hartford, Connecticut in 2012. Polaroids have made something of a comeback in recent years, for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-18-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 8,879
Posted By lawrence
Just to say that in the end I bought a Minolta...

Just to say that in the end I bought a Minolta Elite 5400 for 35mm scans and continue to use the V750 for 120. I simply don't do enough 120 to justify the cost of the Plustek and for 35mm the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-15-2018
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
Lewis Baltz 'Texts'

I came across this the other day at a good price and have been wading through it. I say 'wading' because much as I like Baltz's photography I'm not so keen on his writing. For example 'Sekula was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-12-2018
Replies: 527
Views: 83,436
Posted By lawrence
Veronica, Bluefields, Jamaica. Feb 2018

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Nikon FM2, 50mm f2 Nikkor H. Fujifilm Acros @ 100 in D76 1+1.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-10-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,557
Posted By lawrence
I bought a near mint X-E2 for £205 (about $285)...

I bought a near mint X-E2 for £205 (about $285) back in November to replace my X-A1. Lovely camera without one of those (to me) annoying touch screens.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-03-2018
Replies: 517
Views: 47,719
Posted By lawrence
Very nice photos but I'm surprised you managed to...

Very nice photos but I'm surprised you managed to find Delta 100 and Ektar in the right film size (127) for the baby Rollei or did you cut down some 120?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-27-2018
Replies: 384
Views: 30,057
Posted By lawrence
What a lovely location :)

What a lovely location :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By lawrence
Thanks, I went to that site but didn't see them...

Thanks, I went to that site but didn't see them tucked away under 'Professional Photographers & Labs'. Presumably amateurs no longer use film :(
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By lawrence
Kodak Tri-X Etc.

I cannot see any reference to Kodak still camera film on their website i.e. A list of the films that they produce for still cameras. Anyone know where they've got to?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2017
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,452
Posted By lawrence
This week a near-new Fujifilm X-E2 arrived to...

This week a near-new Fujifilm X-E2 arrived to replace my X-A1. With its EVF, shutter speed dial and metal top plate is seems like a much nicer camera. Amazing to think that I paid only a quarter...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 2,574
Posted By lawrence
Fascinating to see the variety here...

Fascinating to see the variety here...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-03-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,042
Posted By lawrence
This sums up my feelings entirely and I hope...

This sums up my feelings entirely and I hope Roger and Frances recover from this difficult period and that Roger will see fit to continue to post here in his usual abrasive, opinionated and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-03-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 2,574
Posted By lawrence
People at Work

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I think it would be nice to have a thread dedicated to people at work and to kick it off with this photo
of an...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-01-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,845
Posted By lawrence
Now that the price is irresistibly cheap I have...

Now that the price is irresistibly cheap I have just bought an X-E2 and very much like the 27mm on it, it's a really compact combination. The 18mm is nice because it's also very light but I think...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,137
Posted By lawrence
Charles Mingus, Concorde Club, Southampton. Easter 1972.

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Back in the early 1970s I was studying photography at Bournemouth College with a great friend of mine, a Portuguese...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 11-27-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,492
Posted By lawrence
Thanks, that's very interesting. I tried to find...

Thanks, that's very interesting. I tried to find it in the UK but the link from PCCGB (http://www.pccgb.net/members_publications.html) doesn't work. Maybe you could PM me Peter's email...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 6,126
Posted By lawrence
Yes, it doesn't look like a used OM1 or FM2...

Yes, it doesn't look like a used OM1 or FM2 competitor to me.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-05-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 1,986
Posted By lawrence
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/776/U776I1458171449.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-21-2017
Replies: 1,425
Views: 195,033
Posted By lawrence
Nice shots, Dayrell. I like that touch of...

Nice shots, Dayrell. I like that touch of halation that Fomapan gives, reminds me of the old masters like Sudek.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-16-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,981
Posted By lawrence
I had a pre-Lux and the V4. Decided I needed...

I had a pre-Lux and the V4. Decided I needed only one of them and kept the V4. This is generally a well behaved lens although there is some vignetting and field curvature wide open, it's also...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-16-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,656
Posted By lawrence
Off topic, I know, but I bought one of these...

Off topic, I know, but I bought one of these earlier in the year and so far I'm very impressed. The way the lens 'draws' is very nice indeed plus it's tiny, well built and quite light :)
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-07-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By lawrence
Looks nice but a pity it doesn't have a tilting...

Looks nice but a pity it doesn't have a tilting screen like the X-T20. I find that feature really useful.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-03-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 4,655
Posted By lawrence
Personally I never got the hang of this camera...

Personally I never got the hang of this camera and am amazed that SS managed to get such great results, I guess it made his later migration to eight-by-ten seem pretty easy :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,519
Posted By lawrence
DAD (Developer Anxiety Disorder) Worrying about...

DAD (Developer Anxiety Disorder) Worrying about whether I have enough developer left to develop the films I am going to shoot over the next year.

LAD (Lens Anxiety Disorder) Worrying about whether I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,137
Posted By lawrence
Thanks. It's hard not to respond with a cliche...

Thanks. It's hard not to respond with a cliche but hopefully the people and place are recovering...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,137
Posted By lawrence
It's a great shot, Ron, but what 'beautiful...

It's a great shot, Ron, but what 'beautiful place' was it taken in?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 8,007
Posted By lawrence
I usually shy away from saying anything is...

I usually shy away from saying anything is 'better' or 'worse', just 'different' and it's important to realise that the difference between the two light sources only applies to conventional...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 8,007
Posted By lawrence
This is a common problem and one that is not...

This is a common problem and one that is not always understood. The issue is that the scanner you are using has an LED light...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-27-2017
Replies: 98
Views: 10,113
Posted By lawrence
I think the days of this class of camera are...

I think the days of this class of camera are over. Nikon will now stick to up-market pro and semi-pro products rather than trying to compete with ever more capable smartphones.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,059
Posted By lawrence
Agreed, the 35/2 is an excellent all-rounder...

Agreed, the 35/2 is an excellent all-rounder although not particularly compact. I prefer it to the 35/1.4 as that's even bigger and with too much distortion.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,471
Posted By lawrence
Both are excellent lenses. IMHO you made the...

Both are excellent lenses. IMHO you made the right decision on the Sonnar, I had one but the focus shift was too annoying despite the lovely bokeh.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,471
Posted By lawrence
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/776/U776I1500994238.SEQ.0.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/776/U776I1500994239.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-24-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 5,652
Posted By lawrence
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/776/U776I1500912385.SEQ.2.jpg
A Diner (Mickey's Dining Car, Saint Paul...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2017
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,433
Posted By lawrence
Phil's Paintbox (July 2017)

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2017
Replies: 118
Views: 10,659
Posted By lawrence
I've used FX-39 for many years. It's very sharp...

I've used FX-39 for many years. It's very sharp indeed with moderately fine grain (think of it as fine grain Rodinal) however the keeping qualities aren't great so I strongly recommend that you...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-18-2017
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
What We Have Seen by Robert Frank

What We Have Seen by Robert Frank ISBN 978-3-958290952

Another in the series of the quirky 'family albums' from Robert Frank. This edition from 2016 has exactly the same format as 'Partida' that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,466
Posted By lawrence
As others have said, D76 is an excellent...

As others have said, D76 is an excellent allrounder and the nice thing is that most, if not all, manufacturers quote development times for it. If I was to choose just one developer it would be D76...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-13-2017
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
Walker Evans: The Magazine Work by David Campany

Walker Evans: The Magazine Work by David Campany ISBN 978-3-869302591

Walker Evans is rightly regarded as one of the most important photographers of the Twentieth Century, however it's often...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-12-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,471
Posted By lawrence
It's a good question and my own, very personal,...

It's a good question and my own, very personal, reasons are:

I like film itself, I mean the actual stuff, and the process of developing it. Yes, it's time consuming but to see a roll of negs coming...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-09-2017
Replies: 384
Views: 30,057
Posted By lawrence
Brussels (June 2017)

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-09-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 17,365
Posted By lawrence
I don't think it is a problem. 'Nothing Special'...

I don't think it is a problem. 'Nothing Special' refers to the subject matter rather than the photography.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 17,365
Posted By lawrence
Belgian Railway Stations

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/776/U776I1499511057.SEQ.0.jpg
Bruges Railway Station

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/776/U776I1499511058.SEQ.1.jpg
Mouscron...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-07-2017
Replies: 527
Views: 83,436
Posted By lawrence
Phil, Southwark (July 2017)

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/776/U776I1499439719.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-07-2017
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,721
Posted By lawrence
The Ring, Southwark (July 2017)

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-04-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 4,296
Posted By lawrence
Biogon f2 Ultron f1.7 Summicron IV (I think...

Biogon f2
Ultron f1.7
Summicron IV (I think this is within budget but not sure)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-02-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 17,365
Posted By lawrence
Wonderful shot that looks like it's straight out...

Wonderful shot that looks like it's straight out of a French 'Nouvelle Vague' film of the 1960s :)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-01-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 7,798
Posted By lawrence
I have both the Color-Skopar and the Canon...

I have both the Color-Skopar and the Canon Serenar and they are very different lenses. The Serenar is a lovely old-school lens, released in the month I was born (Oct 1951), single coated and not...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-28-2017
Replies: 46
Poll: On The Walls
Views: 3,090
Posted By lawrence
Hopefully it will be the kind of thing you'd like...

Hopefully it will be the kind of thing you'd like them to do :rolleyes:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 47,204
Posted By lawrence
Thanks for the comments. Yes the film was TMY2...

Thanks for the comments. Yes the film was TMY2 and I did focus on her hand.
Lawrence
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 47,204
Posted By lawrence
Yolanda at Ascot (June 2017)

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TMY2 at 400 in stock D76
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-24-2017
Replies: 592
Views: 87,295
Posted By lawrence
Yollanda (June 2017)

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Forum: Fuji X Series 06-24-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,210
Posted By lawrence
I had exactly the same question as the OP as...

I had exactly the same question as the OP as personally I hate subscription software. The solution is indeed SilkyPix but I went ahead with the paid-for version as it seems to be greatly superior to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-18-2017
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,524
Posted By lawrence
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Leica M6TTL + Canon 28mm f3.5, 'Noss Noss' Coffee. Brussels, June...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-09-2017
Replies: 1,648
Views: 280,754
Posted By lawrence
Renault 4, Greenwich, London (June 2016)

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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-05-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,030
Posted By lawrence
Thanks for the link. I think the film is a...

Thanks for the link. I think the film is a wonderful portrait of Swinging London and it this sense it hasn't aged at all, the photography's superb as well. I recently bought a book about the making...
Forum: Travel 06-03-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,952
Posted By lawrence
The RF film camera and small digital combo work...

The RF film camera and small digital combo work well for me (can't stand using smartphones for anything, let alone photography!).

Currently using:

ZI RF with two or at the most three lenses
...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-01-2017
Replies: 300
Views: 44,435
Posted By lawrence
Surreal Dream, Prague (May 2017)

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Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-01-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 10,217
Posted By lawrence
As you say, most photographic manufacturers...

As you say, most photographic manufacturers recommend that you should not use an alkaline battery such as the LR44 because it cannot deliver consistent performance i.e. voltage starts to drop quite...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-25-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,669
Posted By lawrence
Nice article. Interesting what he says about...

Nice article. Interesting what he says about dark prints, I saw a Paul Strand exhibition about a year ago and nearly everything was on the dark side and, as a viewer, you tend to look harder when...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-18-2017
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,749
Posted By lawrence
Thanks for the confirmation. I have only one book...

Thanks for the confirmation. I have only one book by Fukase, called 'Yohko', and I've been meaning to add Ravens for at least the last 20 years but always missed the boat, so I've finally taken the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-18-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,249
Posted By lawrence
Not the only software where the bundled version...

Not the only software where the bundled version gives the full product a bad rap. Comparing the Silkypix bundled with FujiFilm cameras with the full version give a similar impression yet I find the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-18-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,660
Posted By lawrence
I think it may be due to environmental issues...

I think it may be due to environmental issues with the process that etches the copper plate that is used for reproduction.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-17-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,249
Posted By lawrence
For my Minolta Elite 5400 Mk1 I moved from the...

For my Minolta Elite 5400 Mk1 I moved from the Minolta software to Vuescan and finally to Silverfast and prefer the quality I get from SF to either of the other software. This is particularly true...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-17-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 30,835
Posted By lawrence
It's based on my own observation, which is enough...

It's based on my own observation, which is enough of a fact for me. If you want to believe 'alternative facts', that's fine too ;)
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-16-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 30,835
Posted By lawrence
Depth of Field is not an absolute because a lens...

Depth of Field is not an absolute because a lens is actually only sharp at a single distance, DoF being 'what you can get away with'. In other words, it's a zone of what appears to be sharp focus...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-15-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 30,835
Posted By lawrence
Not sure I agree with you, Garrett. I have had...

Not sure I agree with you, Garrett. I have had two Summicron 35s, one of them the Summicron-M Version IV (which I currently own) and the other the ASPH. To my eye the ASPH gave more abrupt...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-14-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,702
Posted By lawrence
Interesting. For me the two ZI finders that I...

Interesting. For me the two ZI finders that I have (21mm and 25/28mm) have too much magnification (I wear glasses). Having said that, they are very bright, quite compact and beautifully made. They...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 3,496
Posted By lawrence
Like many others I was shooting a film Nikon, in...

Like many others I was shooting a film Nikon, in my case an FM2 loaded with Delta 100.
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