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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 470
Posted By peterm1
Assuming your budget extends to it, I am very...

Assuming your budget extends to it, I am very partial to the earlier Canon rangefinders (of course you need a lens for it too as they are not a fixed lens camera). They are just so nice to use,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 9,280
Posted By peterm1
I have to figure that Hong Kong's Star Ferries...

I have to figure that Hong Kong's Star Ferries are the most picturesque in the world. In Australian currency its about a 20 cent ride from memory. I could ride those ferries all day and not get tired...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By peterm1
I understand too well, how photographers with a...

I understand too well, how photographers with a favorite camera or lens can be aggrieved when it acquires a scratch or a dent even when its a minor scratch or dent and inconsequential in terms of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 194
Views: 21,827
Posted By peterm1
Blue Chairs - or how to make a virtue out of a...

Blue Chairs - or how to make a virtue out of a necessity

https://live.staticflickr.com/7379/9577630493_2d0ff1f877_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fAkRSe)Blue chairs (https://flic.kr/p/fAkRSe) by Life in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 9,280
Posted By peterm1
Star Ferry Hong Kong...

Star Ferry Hong Kong 2012

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48312745042_57dcc6bda8_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gBerUN)Star Ferry Hong Kong 2012 (https://flic.kr/p/2gBerUN) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By peterm1
Over the years I have used various versions of...

Over the years I have used various versions of Photoshop (PS), Photoshop Elements (PE), Adobe Lightroom and Corel Paintshop Pro (PSP). Plus a few other odds and sods that I have tried briefly.

The...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By peterm1
Yep, I fully understand that. However I find that...

Yep, I fully understand that. However I find that I personally struggle a bit with the paltry 0.68 magnification of the M8 etc viewfinder. Folks with better eyesight than me may be OK and not require...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 570
Views: 13,971
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure if I have posted this already. So I...

I am not sure if I have posted this already. So I will be lazy and post it (again?)

https://live.staticflickr.com/4817/45471802364_02977d0b4b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2chbSCu)Pictorialism Portrait...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By peterm1
Interesting development! I would be very...

Interesting development! I would be very interested to find out what people think of them.

I have no experience of these diopters and in fact never heard of aftermarket ones being on the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 221
Views: 12,272
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48286265667_50...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48286265667_500b902d8b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gyTJvR)Lunchtime (https://flic.kr/p/2gyTJvR) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By peterm1
I agree. It is common courtesy to politely...

I agree. It is common courtesy to politely communicate with the seller to let them know what you have decided ESPECIALLY if you decide not to go ahead with the purchase.

I have recently had an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 6,227
Posted By peterm1
I made this several years back. I have been...

I made this several years back. I have been looking for a chance to use it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/5347/7064040317_50aa8cc984_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bLe45z)Abstract interchange...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,616
Posted By peterm1
Thanks for your kind words Robert. They are...

Thanks for your kind words Robert. They are appreciated.

I do think people can learn the technical skills to post process (if I did it, anyone can). But I think what has to be learned most of all...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,616
Posted By peterm1
Yes. I think it's the grim bleakness of some of...

Yes. I think it's the grim bleakness of some of McCullin's photos and those of Bill Brandt and Robert Frank etc enhanced by being in black and white (if enhanced is the correct word) is what helps...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 570
Views: 13,971
Posted By peterm1
At lunch with a...

At lunch with a friend:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48261166841_d920fe5993_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gwF6vt)Lunch with Friends (https://flic.kr/p/2gwF6vt) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 570
Views: 13,971
Posted By peterm1
A portrait of our iaido Shihan (The terms Shihan...

A portrait of our iaido Shihan (The terms Shihan is a Japanese honorific for a kind of "super" Sensei / teacher)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48110921118_3bbac8bb1a_h.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,616
Posted By peterm1
Having said what I said about McCullin's apparent...

Having said what I said about McCullin's apparent negativity towards digital imagery (though I understand he himself was a convert to it, so he can't really be too negative - at least when he does it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By peterm1
I have belatedly just now discovered this post...

I have belatedly just now discovered this post and i have to say I like this interpretation very much indeed. Well done froyd.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,409
Posted By peterm1
I wondered this myself. Certainly there is a need...

I wondered this myself. Certainly there is a need for a robust battery, rather than one that will die half way through the shooting day and that requires some size. And especially for videographers,...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,409
Posted By peterm1
I have sometimes wondered what was holding up the...

I have sometimes wondered what was holding up the development of small pocketable high quality full frame digital cameras. After all the world was awash with them - some like the Contax T2 /T3 were...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,616
Posted By peterm1
Which of course is your right no one would deny...

Which of course is your right no one would deny you that. There are at least a couple of philosophical approaches to photography as see it. One is the reportage/documentary approach. Many people...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,616
Posted By peterm1
Now you are talking my language. :)

Now you are talking my language. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,616
Posted By peterm1
Yeah Whatever. :)

Yeah Whatever. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,616
Posted By peterm1
This is what quite a few dedicated film shooters...

This is what quite a few dedicated film shooters claim to think. But I think its really only a rationalization for them continuing to shoot film. (Although they do not need to rationalize or justify...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 990
Posted By peterm1
Dude, a 262 with a Visoflex- you haven't just...

Dude, a 262 with a Visoflex- you haven't just gone retro. You have gone gold plated, super-retro in trumps with sprinkles on.
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 4,804
Posted By peterm1
Congratulations to you both, Chris.

Congratulations to you both, Chris.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 373
Views: 53,427
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/4806/45383958124_d0d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4806/45383958124_d0d85f0b12_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2c9qDAC)South Bank Esplanade Melbourne Tryptich (https://flic.kr/p/2c9qDAC) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,848
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/855/43038415285_523a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/855/43038415285_523a9aada0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28za8qR)Exotic 2 (https://flic.kr/p/28za8qR) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 193
Views: 10,216
Posted By peterm1
You know this is kind of a harder question to...

You know this is kind of a harder question to answer than one might think it would be. its like having children I suppose - you love one a bit more for one reason and you love another a bit more for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By peterm1
I wonder if someone who appears to be not a...

I wonder if someone who appears to be not a camera aficionado really wants a DSLR and all this implies - separate lenses etc. Would he/she consider something like a Canon Powershot G16. It has its...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By peterm1
That's cool dourbalistar and a nice image too (I...

That's cool dourbalistar and a nice image too (I have never been brave enough to try this sport).

But where is THIS shot? :) :)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 371
Views: 29,344
Posted By peterm1
Nice one.

Nice one.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By peterm1
LynnB I think in earlier years I did actually try...

LynnB I think in earlier years I did actually try beach volleyball for a while. But it turns out that I was so bad at it I was one of the few people who actually managed to kick sand in my own face....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By peterm1
Cool shot Keith. Somehow these never work out for...

Cool shot Keith. Somehow these never work out for me. Though I enjoy trying.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 371
Views: 29,344
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/5071/7059383115_4c6f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5071/7059383115_4c6fbb0979_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bKPbDZ)Textures on City (https://flic.kr/p/bKPbDZ) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By peterm1
Photos - What's YOUR sport?

Mine is iaido these days (Japanese sword training).

For the avoidance of any doubt, I am behind this lens in these shots rather than in front of. Which is just how I like it.......... ...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,139
Posted By peterm1
jonmanjiro Thanks for this. Yes this lens looks...

jonmanjiro Thanks for this. Yes this lens looks superb. I am like you in that I struggle to focus longer lens on rangefinder cameras. But I love longer lenses as I find them to be excellent for...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,139
Posted By peterm1
Thank you for that Jonmanjiro. That sets it...

Thank you for that Jonmanjiro. That sets it straight.

I knew that there was a temple from Hiroshima Prefecture at the very beginning scene of the movie as this was claimed by some critics to be a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,139
Posted By peterm1
Thanks for this Mike. I will look into the above...

Thanks for this Mike. I will look into the above with interest. Another book by Oliver Statler I am looking for is one called Japanese Pilgrimage which documents Statler's account of walking the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,139
Posted By peterm1
In this instance perhaps my terminology was too...

In this instance perhaps my terminology was too loose. There is a scene where a train passes what to me looks like Seikenji (situated above Okitsu). It was this I was thinking of. Of course I could...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,139
Posted By peterm1
Thanks for those shots Mike. This lens is far...

Thanks for those shots Mike. This lens is far more interesting than I ever thought it to be.

As an aside I have just finished re-reading Japanese Inn by Oliver Statler. (I have it in my collection...
Forum: Optics Theory - 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By peterm1
Yes, that is correct. If it were not so Leica's...

Yes, that is correct. If it were not so Leica's own eyepiece diopters would not work- you would need to swap it out for a new one every time you refocus.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 672
Posted By peterm1
This one is more like cranes on the water line....

This one is more like cranes on the water line. :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/8195/8149171733_e1e7def607_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dq7CQV)Victoria Harbour traffic (https://flic.kr/p/dq7CQV) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 221
Views: 12,272
Posted By peterm1
This is a good place to post some shots of my...

This is a good place to post some shots of my home city, Adelaide South Australia circa 2008 -2010 when I was newly returned from living interstate and still captivated by its...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 132
Views: 9,143
Posted By peterm1
Love the look of the harlequin paint scheme on...

Love the look of the harlequin paint scheme on this HK Star Ferry.

https://live.staticflickr.com/5165/5213759781_3789283aac_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8WHT92)Victoria Harbour...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 672
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure if this qualifies as a crane or not...

I am not sure if this qualifies as a crane or not (possibly it could be called a derrick - which I think is often a kind of floating crane anyway) but I will throw it in anyway as I like it....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 672
Posted By peterm1
Mike I had no idea that the 90mm APO Lanthar was...

Mike I had no idea that the 90mm APO Lanthar was quite THAT good. That is some sharp shot.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By peterm1
No problems I can see - the IR Cut filter is...

No problems I can see - the IR Cut filter is optically flat and it simply filters out excess IR. As a matter of fact I regularly use step up rings when I need to, in order to facilitate the use of...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,999
Posted By peterm1
Very nice - the little dude probably can't...

Very nice - the little dude probably can't believe its luck after years of poor treatment by its previous owners. Does he let you tickle his tummy? When this happens you really know he's comfortable...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 672
Posted By peterm1
Nice one. Well done.

Nice one. Well done.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 672
Posted By peterm1
Cranes on the Skyline

I always find cranes on a city skyline to be interesting subjects and picture elements. I guess they somehow embody the dynamism and impermanence of cities. Clearly from this set there are many...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By peterm1
Yeh sure, why not! :)

Yeh sure, why not! :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By peterm1
This man wins a prize. Well, a gold star at...

This man wins a prize. Well, a gold star at least.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y4UIq7iML._UY395_.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By peterm1
PS - and afterthought. Image 30 in the link...

PS - and afterthought.

Image 30 in the link from my first post below should be of special interest to photographers. It depicts the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy known in Chinese as Guan Yin.

Anyone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By peterm1
These shots might be of interest too. In...

These shots might be of interest too. In color.

https://izismile.com/2010/12/21/japan_in_the_1950s_52_pics.html

https://www.vintag.es/2015/08/45-vintage-pictures-of-everyday-life-in.html

And one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By peterm1
Photos from Japan in the 1950s

I stumbled on the following article from The Atlantic which is full of images from Japan in the 1950s. I just thought that folks here might enjoy them.

I especially like the photo of workers in the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 132
Views: 9,143
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/5596/30608882454_ece...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5596/30608882454_ece9709cb6_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NCNwmE)Bali old and Bali new (https://flic.kr/p/NCNwmE) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Optics Theory - 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By peterm1
A couple of my shots which have a touch of this...

A couple of my shots which have a touch of this style of bokeh though I have also worked them over in Nik / Lightroom so it may be a bit less obvious. In a couple of these I have not recorded the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,999
Posted By peterm1
Yeh my cat sometimes pukes after eating, not...

Yeh my cat sometimes pukes after eating, not perhaps from eating too much, but rather from stuffing it all in too quickly. There are a couple of particularly annoying things about this process: (a)...
Forum: Optics Theory - 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Larry Here is a better image - not mine...

Thanks Larry

Here is a better image - not mine it is from the article linked below. And it gives a fine representation of what the author is talking about. I like the way the objects in the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By peterm1
A beautiful part of the world it is too. (And...

A beautiful part of the world it is too. (And with fine wines).
Forum: Optics Theory - 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By peterm1
I certainly get it that it is not something that...

I certainly get it that it is not something that everyone would love. Also the result is highly dependent on the nature of the background as always is the case with bokeh. But I thought some would...
Forum: Optics Theory - 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By peterm1
As I understand it viewfinders are designed to...

As I understand it viewfinders are designed to function as if the image viewed through them is a set, fixed distance from the viewer's eye. In the case of the Leica M series I think this is around 1...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,999
Posted By peterm1
If I were to hazard a guess his greed issues may...

If I were to hazard a guess his greed issues may have something to do with the conditions in which he lived prior to you adopting him. A cat which is ill cared for, not fed properly and regularly...
Forum: Optics Theory - 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By peterm1
"Wet on wet" Bokeh

The term "wet on wet" bokeh seems to refer to the idea that some bokeh from certain lenses seem to have a very interesting characteristic - the background bokeh has something of the character of a...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,999
Posted By peterm1
What a lovely cat and most of all he seems to...

What a lovely cat and most of all he seems to have a lovely temperament despite what he has been though in his earlier life. You have performed a kind of mitzvah (good deed).
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,525
Views: 97,002
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48090995447_5a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48090995447_5aea297ba4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ggCVtV)Life in the Street (https://flic.kr/p/2ggCVtV) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,999
Posted By peterm1
I found with cats that the secret is slowly...

I found with cats that the secret is slowly accustoming them to a new situation. When I tried to accustom my previous cat to a normal cat collar it was a matter of initially putting it on for a few...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,742
Views: 709,919
Posted By peterm1
Teddy hi and thank you for this. I discovered...

Teddy hi and thank you for this. I discovered your response belatedly. And its good to hear from another South Aussie.

I think I agree with you on the 100mm f2.8. It has a very "clean" and modern...
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,934
Posted By peterm1
I am inclined to agree with those who ask "What...

I am inclined to agree with those who ask "What does it matter?"

At one level, I personally would like to see more women here but the bottom line is that this forum is about photography not gender...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 483
Views: 64,918
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40921916813_54...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40921916813_548c7b51d0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25m8waT)Market Scene - Costermonger Girl (https://flic.kr/p/25m8waT) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 190
Views: 9,743
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/2868/13341255484_fa0...

https://live.staticflickr.com/2868/13341255484_fa0078c052_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mjVqsh)Window shopping (https://flic.kr/p/mjVqsh) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By peterm1
Interesting approach you use. I have not gone so...

Interesting approach you use.

I have not gone so far as you but I occasionally use a double adapter set up mainly to avoid having to buy additional adapters when I want to use a lens on both say, an...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By peterm1
I have not been following this thread closely so...

I have not been following this thread closely so maybe my response is off the mark but in relation to close focusing helical adapters an M39 to M39 helical adapter can be found on eBay for somewhere...
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,999
Posted By peterm1
I read somewhere about the way cats evolved and...

I read somewhere about the way cats evolved and why we like them and they like us (or expressed another way why they are so good at manipulating us). The dominant theory seems to be that when humans...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 190
Views: 9,743
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/1847/43466855635_cd6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1847/43466855635_cd6b491565_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29e1ZPr)Restaurant Kitchen (https://flic.kr/p/29e1ZPr) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,320
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48076982176_4b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48076982176_4b807cfe92_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gfp6PN)Tasting (https://flic.kr/p/2gfp6PN) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,999
Posted By peterm1
Cool. I will watch with interest. My little...

Cool. I will watch with interest.

My little cat's latest "thing" is interesting and reflects both her affectionate nature, her love of comfort and when it comes to me her determination to treat me...
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,999
Posted By peterm1
Chris glad to see that Sneaky is looking fit,...

Chris glad to see that Sneaky is looking fit, well, fat and happy. And glad to get these updates on him. I think you are going to have to start a Vlog and post these :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,149
Posted By peterm1
I have to say that the Nikon F with an original...

I have to say that the Nikon F with an original non-metering prism is one of the, well not pretty exactly, cameras ever made but certainly one of the most most business-like, pleasant to look at and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 6,926
Posted By peterm1
I have a soft spot for the concept of Wabi Sabi...

I have a soft spot for the concept of Wabi Sabi most likely because of the regard I have for Japanese culture and history. But of course it is not limited to Japanese style either - a pair of stone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 6,926
Posted By peterm1
I am rather fond of giving my photos a wabi sabi...

I am rather fond of giving my photos a wabi sabi vibe using post processing where needed to do so. Or by shooting through dirty windows. A different "take" on wabi sabi? Cheating maybe? I am not...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-10-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 739
Posted By peterm1
I have been down this track recently and while I...

I have been down this track recently and while I have not pulled the trigger on a Sony A model (yet) I think it is inevitable that I will eventually. BTW the main reason I have not done so yet is...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-08-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 2,999
Posted By peterm1
Ha ha. Cats gotta be cats. And that is surely cat...

Ha ha. Cats gotta be cats. And that is surely cat behaviour. My little girl is as sweet as pie but in a flash can turn angry if she does not get what she wants or otherwise gets annoyed. Then in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 32,431
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/2704/4232645848_be2a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/2704/4232645848_be2acd341e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7s2q9y)DSC_1996 (https://flic.kr/p/7s2q9y) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-07-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 2,999
Posted By peterm1
There is a lot to be said for this. About maybe 3...

There is a lot to be said for this. About maybe 3 years ago I heard something that made me think and which has pretty much informed my political and life views ever since. Someone (a usual suspect)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2019
Replies: 364
Views: 63,378
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/2892/9476880419_3f56...

https://live.staticflickr.com/2892/9476880419_3f56e2ac7d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/frrunZ)The singer sings (https://flic.kr/p/frrunZ) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2019
Replies: 364
Views: 63,378
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/1954/45534289971_df8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1954/45534289971_df8811e8c7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cnH922)Bee Hive (https://flic.kr/p/2cnH922) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By peterm1
I would do the same. The only reason I have not...

I would do the same. The only reason I have not seriously considered it to date is the problem of how to drive traffic to my site. Flickr has this covered because of the way its social media aspects...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 561
Posted By peterm1
" I was told that 35 still might be limiting, and...

" I was told that 35 still might be limiting, and that I should go wider. "

I think it depends a abit on your preferred style of shooting and subject. I tend to prefer something longer than 50mm as...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-02-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 2,999
Posted By peterm1
I certainly share your love of cats. They are...

I certainly share your love of cats. They are remarkable creatures. Fortunately cats are quite clean animals especially if they are indoor cats. But unfortunately there are some diseases they can...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-02-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 2,999
Posted By peterm1
I can understand your concern in this event...

I can understand your concern in this event Chris. I am sorry to hear about your condition. I am not sure what to advise in your situation other than that perhaps washing the cat is a lesser of two...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-02-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 2,999
Posted By peterm1
I would use the cowards way out. That is, a...

I would use the cowards way out. That is, a systemic anti flea liquid, a few drops of which is applied to the back of the cat's neck where it cannot be licked off and is absorbed into the cat's...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-01-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 2,999
Posted By peterm1
The thing about cats (which I love) is that they...

The thing about cats (which I love) is that they have a tendency to adopt a person and then stick with them if well cared for. It looks like this cat is a beauty and will do that with you.

I used...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,086
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3030/3065605566_db22...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3030/3065605566_db2244edcf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5EU2Jo)DSC_4320a (https://flic.kr/p/5EU2Jo) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 861
Posted By peterm1
I do not know why the Leica 35-70mm f3.5 is...

I do not know why the Leica 35-70mm f3.5 is looked down upon other than for the fact that it was a Minolta design (which of course in part the camera was too as you say). I have been recently...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-29-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 2,832
Posted By peterm1
Indeed........there is nothing new about Leica...

Indeed........there is nothing new about Leica "bling"

https://s-i.huffpost.com/gen/1459528/thumbs/o-BONHAMS-570.jpg?6

It's rather like having an ice cream cone with three flavours, sprinkles AND a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2019
Replies: 5,518
Views: 487,217
Posted By peterm1
A sea of shadow lifted by a touch of calming...

A sea of shadow lifted by a touch of calming colour...............

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40922816783_4b76cdefac_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25md8GB)Market Cafe Study 5...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-29-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 2,832
Posted By peterm1
Hmmmmmmmmmm Wooster might well have been speaking...

Hmmmmmmmmmm Wooster might well have been speaking about Leica "special"...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2019
Replies: 371
Views: 29,344
Posted By peterm1
"......Was born there in the middle of the last...

"......Was born there in the middle of the last century :) "

On first reading I thought "My God how can he be that old". Then after a moment's reflection I realized - so was I born in the middle of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2019
Replies: 371
Views: 29,344
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/4501/37347248914_9b9...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4501/37347248914_9b9fb05a7f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YUfpWJ)Windows 2 (https://flic.kr/p/YUfpWJ) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-26-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 5,189
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/4845/46134310881_2ae...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4845/46134310881_2ae2b7dac7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dhJpk8)Bus Stop (https://flic.kr/p/2dhJpk8) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-25-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 964
Posted By peterm1
Why? because if you do not trim the leader it is...

Why? because if you do not trim the leader it is much harder to load especially when in a hurry - which when you are in the field you often are. It is possible to load without cutting but because you...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-25-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 12,354
Posted By peterm1
A few recent...

A few recent ones.......

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40931898183_d7c7173d36_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25n1Fht)Market Cafe Study 4 (https://flic.kr/p/25n1Fht) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-25-2019
Replies: 595
Views: 72,683
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47116577094_61...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47116577094_61f12a4492_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eMwLRu)Walking Through The Market (https://flic.kr/p/2eMwLRu) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,957
Posted By peterm1
I have just "lost" 350,000 off my view count in...

I have just "lost" 350,000 off my view count in the stats page................I was at just under 1.8 million views, edging up to 2 million. Today the count is 1.46 million. What the hell is going on?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,957
Posted By peterm1
You realise what this means doní t you? That we...

You realise what this means doní t you? That we are all addicts and are missing our fix.....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-23-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 4,773
Posted By peterm1
They are also hard to find these days Mike....

They are also hard to find these days Mike. Though they turn up on eBay now and then though usually coded in the wrong regional code for Australian DVD players.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-23-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 4,773
Posted By peterm1
Thank you. On behalf of (I think it possibly was...

Thank you. On behalf of (I think it possibly was Roger Ebert the film critic who made the statement about Hiroshima ) I / we stand corrected.Glad for the update.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,957
Posted By peterm1
Maybe they used these...

Maybe they used these guys


https://cdn.pastemagazine.com/www/articles/the%20it%20crowd%20list%20main.jpg

And,.........did they try turning it off and on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,957
Posted By peterm1
Yes the Flickr car is up on wooden blocks. The...

Yes the Flickr car is up on wooden blocks. The carburetter is off, the head is being stripped and the pistons will be replaced.

If it takes as long as when I last tried my hand at car repair it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-23-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 4,773
Posted By peterm1
Nice Toro lamps Mike. It reminds me of a story -...

Nice Toro lamps Mike.

It reminds me of a story - probably boring to most but maybe you might possibly be interested.

In the 1950's Japanese film director Ozu Jasujiro made a movie called "Tokyo...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2019
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,422
Posted By peterm1
I am awaiting the arrival of the following beauty...

I am awaiting the arrival of the following beauty - an Olympus OM 35-70mm f3.6. This little lens is regarded as one of their sharpest and best short zooms from that era. It has a constant maximum...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2019
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,422
Posted By peterm1
I am awaiting the arrival of the following beauty...

I am awaiting the arrival of the following beauty - an Olympus OM 35-70mm f3.6. This little beauty is regarded as one of their sharpest and best short zooms. It has a constant maximum aperture. When...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 535
Posted By peterm1
No neither do I which is why it is not such an...

No neither do I which is why it is not such an issue for me but I felt I should mention it nevertheless. And you are right about some Nikon lenses - the Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AF D comes to mind as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,699
Posted By peterm1
The author of the learned article quoted is over...

The author of the learned article quoted is over analysing. To a significant extent it is based on trust. Trust that the other person "has your back" and is empathetic. It is one thing to show...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 535
Posted By peterm1
I think the reason they started with Canon lenses...

I think the reason they started with Canon lenses might be that Canon's focusing mechanism has been far easier to replicate than Nikon's. That also means they are easier to adapt than Nikons when...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 535
Posted By peterm1
I did toy with the idea of getting the Yongnuo...

I did toy with the idea of getting the Yongnuo 100mm f2 lens for Nikon for a while. 100mm is about my favorite focal length and the price of the Yongnuo is excellent at around $160 USD.

But some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 858
Posted By peterm1
Why does a fireman wear red trousers? To keep his...

Why does a fireman wear red trousers? To keep his pants up!

Why is the M5 painted red? To make colored pictures?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,699
Posted By peterm1
Yes in general I think I would have to agree....

Yes in general I think I would have to agree. Specifically in my experience men duke it out verbally or verbally and settle the issue - then mostly move on, perhaps helped by beer.

Women in groups...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,699
Posted By peterm1
I think this is essentially true - spot on. Men...

I think this is essentially true - spot on. Men love "stuff". Making "stuff", fixing "stuff", understanding how "stuff" works, improving "stuff", admiring well engineered "stuff". And men tend to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,699
Posted By peterm1
Truth is, I can talk about emotions...........I...

Truth is, I can talk about emotions...........I just don't want to, or need to for that matter, well, not all the time in any event. There is a lot to be said for strength of character, stoicism,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,699
Posted By peterm1
So you are saying that you feel like Steve Martin...

So you are saying that you feel like Steve Martin in the movie L.A. Story.

One of the great comedic scenes in movies..............................

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsN40iv5nzg
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,699
Posted By peterm1
Does this mean that women talk about emotions...

Does this mean that women talk about emotions because they cannot discuss gear? That is at least as plausible. Anyway there is too much damn emoting if you ask me. :). I am an old school guy....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-19-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,956
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/7901/46480097641_546...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7901/46480097641_54659f72e0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dPhDFP)Chinatown (https://flic.kr/p/2dPhDFP) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,856
Posted By peterm1
The following is known as the Business Life Cycle...

The following is known as the Business Life Cycle Graph. It describes the fate of every market that exists........unless it can be extended by constant innovation (but eventually even that fails as...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-16-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 4,773
Posted By peterm1
I recently posted on the "cultural Icons" thread...

I recently posted on the "cultural Icons" thread which reminded me of these shots taken in Budapest in 1998. Shot on a Nikon f801s on Ilford XP2 and scanned after development.

Until I reopened these...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 05-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,290
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Agricola. Much appreciated. Take all the...

Thanks Agricola. Much appreciated. Take all the liberty you like. Cheers Peter
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,036
Posted By peterm1
I agree and use the last stand alone issue of...

I agree and use the last stand alone issue of Lightroom. For more detailed edits requiring features not possessed by Lightroom (such as layers) I have swapped over to using Corel Paintshop Pro (PSP)...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-15-2019
Replies: 595
Views: 72,683
Posted By peterm1
Peter I especially like the colors in these. Very...

Peter I especially like the colors in these. Very nice indeed especially the slightly low contrast and slightly muted tones. Can I ask what lens were you shooting?
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-15-2019
Replies: 595
Views: 72,683
Posted By peterm1
I had missed Jamie Piller's kind words of...

I had missed Jamie Piller's kind words of encouragement below (not sure when his words were posted but thank you Jamie).

But in any event here are a few more textured or otherwise manipulated and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 2,343
Posted By peterm1
Though I was born in Australia I am half...

Though I was born in Australia I am half Hungarian and from that side I am claiming the right to post a few old scanned film images from a trip there in the late 1990's to show the cultural icon that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-14-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,483
Posted By peterm1
It would not be intentional. I had the same lens...

It would not be intentional. I had the same lens and the hood should definitively mount dead square and centred and the DOF scale should align correctly with index marks. The problem suggests to me...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,957
Posted By peterm1
Yes it is once more behaving like sh*t for me -...

Yes it is once more behaving like sh*t for me - mainly partially loading pages then giving up - effectively making it impossible to use Flickr. Its reminds me of and is almost like rolling blackouts...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-13-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,550
Posted By peterm1
Oh my God. That 75mm is one sexy looking lens....

Oh my God. That 75mm is one sexy looking lens. And f1.5, yum, yum yum. I will be pleased to see how it's images. Maybe my 75mm f1.8 could be on the chopping block.......in truth its a lovely lens...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3,203
Posted By peterm1
What's not to love about old...

What's not to love about old trees?

https://live.staticflickr.com/2687/4213724005_6bb1e5b798_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7qmrkT)_1020394a1 (https://flic.kr/p/7qmrkT) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2019
Replies: 371
Views: 29,344
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3203/3064739115_863d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3203/3064739115_863dd164c4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5EPAaz)_1000943a (https://flic.kr/p/5EPAaz) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,017
Posted By peterm1
I have that experience quite a bit. Mainly...

I have that experience quite a bit.

Mainly because I enjoy experimenting with older classic lenses and when I read a glowing review of something new that I have never tried and especially if I have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-08-2019
Replies: 221
Views: 12,272
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/7898/46560780925_09a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7898/46560780925_09a635bb4d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dWqb1V)China Town Walk-by (https://flic.kr/p/2dWqb1V) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-08-2019
Replies: 615
Views: 83,429
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/7911/40479796063_190...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7911/40479796063_1900746a4e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24F4x5k)Market Cafe - Tete a Tete (https://flic.kr/p/24F4x5k) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 591
Posted By peterm1
I think we all get the "block" occasionally. It's...

I think we all get the "block" occasionally. It's hard to overcome if you can't travel for financial or other reasons as even a short trip to another locale provides new inspiration, I find. But like...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,086
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/4036/4495036450_15ef...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4036/4495036450_15ef72d058_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7RdeJs)Lonely bench, ocean (https://flic.kr/p/7RdeJs) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,294
Posted By peterm1
My inclination would be a wide prime and a long...

My inclination would be a wide prime and a long zoom for the best of all worlds.

Assuming the digital body is FF the Sigma 24mm f2.8 should be wide enough for those "big" shots (though I know...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-07-2019
Replies: 288
Views: 50,340
Posted By peterm1
I have a few that might qualify as film noir...

I have a few that might qualify as film noir (ish). Though technically one of them is in color and might not be wholly representative.

https://live.staticflickr.com/3504/3711793327_52a9fc345b_o.jpg...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By peterm1
I cannot answer your question, but you know, its...

I cannot answer your question, but you know, its odd. I frequent camera shops and always thought that if I saw one of these second hand I would undoubtedly be seriously tempted to buy it - they are...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-07-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By peterm1
The Artistic City

Lets see some of your more artistic interpretations of cityscapes.
Here are some to start the ball rolling. I frequently use windows to frame shots like this and the reflections add an other-wordly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,957
Posted By peterm1
This morning (08 May Australia) it is once again...

This morning (08 May Australia) it is once again running like crap.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,150
Posted By peterm1
Harbour Detail - Channel Marker on a flat calm...

Harbour Detail - Channel Marker on a flat calm day

https://live.staticflickr.com/5454/9644389242_f788787a7f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fGf1V9)Red on blue (https://flic.kr/p/fGf1V9) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13,352
Posted By peterm1
I always feel there is something enigmatic about...

I always feel there is something enigmatic about people holding umbrellas - the hidden faces, the mystery. I often look for bright umbrellas, especially red, but almost never seem to find them....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,150
Posted By peterm1
I like this Mike.

I like this Mike.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,150
Posted By peterm1
Sorry to make a meal of it but here are a few...

Sorry to make a meal of it but here are a few more from Hong Kong's beautiful Victoria Harbour. I had the great good fortune on this trip of staying at the Kowloon Shangri La in a room overlooking...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,957
Posted By peterm1
My access to Flickr has been very poor the last...

My access to Flickr has been very poor the last few days too. Pages not loading or only partially loading for the most part. And if I did succeed in opening an image that took forever too then the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,150
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Mike. Its hard to make poor photos when...

Thanks Mike. Its hard to make poor photos when the setting is so beautiful and ever changing. I have grown to love Hong Kong too. I think it is because it is always so full of life and anergy. I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2019
Replies: 444
Views: 173,424
Posted By peterm1
It's a bridge..........but not as we know...

It's a bridge..........but not as we know it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4806/45383958124_d0d85f0b12_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2c9qDAC)South Bank Esplanade Melbourne Tryptich...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,150
Posted By peterm1
One good thing about Hong Kong is that it is a...

One good thing about Hong Kong is that it is a gift that just keeps on giving to photographers. (And giving, and giving, and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2019
Replies: 324
Views: 35,761
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3399/3238973416_98c9...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3399/3238973416_98c9f37609_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5WdzXf)_1020203a (https://flic.kr/p/5WdzXf) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,340
Posted By peterm1
I am disinclined to be overly critical of either...

I am disinclined to be overly critical of either Rockwell or Huff. I may not agree with everything they say on their blogs. (After all, who does agree with everything others say?) And they have their...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2019
Replies: 421
Views: 61,214
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3198/2819682622_0243...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3198/2819682622_02437aca9c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5iaBpC)Sacred and the profane (https://flic.kr/p/5iaBpC) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By peterm1
You could ask this guy. His work is excellent and...

You could ask this guy. His work is excellent and he may be able to help as he seems, based on my experience, willing to help customers with specific requirements - at least he was willing to make a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By peterm1
Yes I agree. And so much of it reliant on comic...

Yes I agree. And so much of it reliant on comic book characters and stories. Sort of emblematic of the idiocy of our time. I much prefer "grim" movies like this one which make you think rather than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Keith. I looked at the trailer and it...

Thanks Keith. I looked at the trailer and it looks good.

It also reminded me that I often find that there is something about European movies that makes them so much more believable and powerful...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 2,343
Posted By peterm1
I am Australian. Sadly I do not have a photograph...

I am Australian. Sadly I do not have a photograph of a kangaroo drinking beer. :)

But possibly I could point to this cultural icon instead - Australia's beaches. (In this case it's Four Mile Beach...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-02-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By peterm1
[/I] The words and more particularly the...

[/I]

The words and more particularly the lettering style and position on the body look authentic to me based on pictures of some samples I have seen. (Though I have also seen some Leicas with the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-30-2019
Replies: 479
Views: 46,203
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/4137/4900749120_1faa...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4137/4900749120_1faaeee7e3_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8t4BYu)Stadel in Melbourne (https://flic.kr/p/8t4BYu) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-30-2019
Replies: 286
Views: 27,737
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3896/14673895235_c6f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3896/14673895235_c6f40ff506_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/omFxPH)Supplication (https://flic.kr/p/omFxPH) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-29-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By peterm1
Optical balsam does show up from time to time on...

Optical balsam does show up from time to time on eBay but is not cheap I guess because it has to be highly refined and is highly specialized....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-29-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 4,773
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/5508/14642506506_7a8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5508/14642506506_7a867c1c92_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oiUF3J)Structure, Colour 6 (https://flic.kr/p/oiUF3J) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-29-2019
Replies: 570
Views: 13,971
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/387/30728515264_321a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/387/30728515264_321af327a0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NPnF2j)Faces of Bali 4 (https://flic.kr/p/NPnF2j) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-28-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By peterm1
I don't doubt that this is most likely a...

I don't doubt that this is most likely a tolerance issue, but I suspect it would not be a locking catch problem given how it was described by the original poster. He indicated that he could not...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-28-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By peterm1
This version of the Summaron 35mm came out with...

This version of the Summaron 35mm came out with the M3 (in 1954 - the earlier LTM version was available from 1948) and was designed to be used with that camera using an accessory mounted 35mm...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-28-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By peterm1
I had an old pair of WW1 binoculars in which the...

I had an old pair of WW1 binoculars in which the balsam in the lens elements had crazed. I soaked them in methylated spirits (alcohol). It dissolved the balsam and I was able to separate the lenses...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-26-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Raid that is very kind. Not sure about the...

Thanks Raid that is very kind. Not sure about the Instamatic though. :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-26-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By peterm1
As I wrote in another thread (I think) I was on...

As I wrote in another thread (I think) I was on the verge of buying an M240 as a natural upgrade to my M8, only to be side tracked by a mint condition Leica Q with accessories (grip, leather...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,814
Posted By peterm1
(Sigh) They sure don't make nostalgia like they...

(Sigh) They sure don't make nostalgia like they used to!
(Sigh again)

As someone else points out these images remind me how trim and thin people tend to look back then. I can't say this is a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-24-2019
Replies: 2,999
Views: 478,294
Posted By peterm1
Women - Black and...

Women - Black and White

https://live.staticflickr.com/4838/45697315602_60b9a76022_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cC7FRL)Girl - Shopping (https://flic.kr/p/2cC7FRL) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,125
Posted By peterm1
To throw another spanner into the works yet...

To throw another spanner into the works yet another option is a K 1000. It is essentially a Spotmatic with a Pentax K mount giving access to all their lovely bayonet mount lenses..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,125
Posted By peterm1
BTW I am gratified that so many agree with me...

BTW I am gratified that so many agree with me about the "Pre Spotmatics" which I think are superb. I was kind of expecting to be told why I am wrong a little on this call.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,125
Posted By peterm1
Yes I agree most of the range are more than...

Yes I agree most of the range are more than readily available as well as cheap. A few are more expensive due to high demand and lower quantity in circulation, but still are easy to find on auction...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 321
Views: 53,447
Posted By peterm1
A selection of my...

A selection of my "oldies"

https://live.staticflickr.com/7845/33705629968_c3d798f06e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Tmsavb)Reflected in a WIndow - Sunlight and Shadow (https://flic.kr/p/Tmsavb) by Life in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,125
Posted By peterm1
I believe the meters tend to be reliable still if...

I believe the meters tend to be reliable still if the camera is well cared for and stored.

On the subject of batteries I believe that all Spotmatics are not sensitive to minor differences in battery...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,842
Posted By peterm1
No offence meant but I wonder what makes you...

No offence meant but I wonder what makes you think the rich may not already be donating to the poor. It's a time honored institution to do this in many countries. I don't see it as a particular...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2019
Replies: 570
Views: 13,971
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Erik. I am a fan of Modigliani's work...

Thanks Erik. I am a fan of Modigliani's work myself. And it is quite likely (I cannot recall specifically) that it is this image which induced me to take the photo from this angle. In fact it is...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-16-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 5,220
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Eric I have done this and also taken the...

Thanks Eric I have done this and also taken the opportunity to post s few more in my collection of candid portraits as well.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 570
Views: 13,971
Posted By peterm1
I often find that people in cafes, restaurants...

I often find that people in cafes, restaurants and at work make interesting candid portrait subjects.

https://live.staticflickr.com/1921/45562567601_b4eebac54f_h.jpg...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 04-16-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,290
Posted By peterm1
I have now had time to post a couple of Leica Q...

I have now had time to post a couple of Leica Q (not Q2) shots to my Flickr account (I have been quite seriously ill and so have done little shooting for the past month). The shots here were taken in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,430
Posted By peterm1
I have never had a problem with any Japanese...

I have never had a problem with any Japanese seller (touch wood). In fact I quite often search for items from Japan as I find the item descriptions to be honest, the dealers to be business like and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-16-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 5,220
Posted By peterm1
I am glad I bought mine some years ago it...

I am glad I bought mine some years ago it performs brilliantly. The only tiny thing I have against it is that it is very long perhaps reflecting its "classic" design. And yes it does show its...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-15-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 872
Posted By peterm1
I photograph my cat for two reasons: (1) After...

I photograph my cat for two reasons: (1) After buying Leica I cannot afford photography expeditions; (2) The only thing that is still enough to focus using my m8's rangefinder is my cat when it is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 3,443
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/7899/33733527248_c71...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7899/33733527248_c713b08878_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ToV9oL)Night Time - Bar Crawl (https://flic.kr/p/ToV9oL) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2019
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,875
Posted By peterm1
Cheating a bit here as I am using a D700 but the...

Cheating a bit here as I am using a D700 but the lens is an absolute classic - the Nikkor AIS 80-200 f4. Still a wonderful lens (I posted this here by accident not realizing its a thread for film...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-12-2019
Replies: 385
Views: 64,963
Posted By peterm1
I recently unexpectedly had this experience....

I recently unexpectedly had this experience. Having come into a little money I decided to upgrade my M8 and buy an M240. But as it happened the shop had a mint Leica Q with accessories for the same...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By peterm1
Well perhaps it was a very savage chicken. Or...

Well perhaps it was a very savage chicken. Or isnít that why you were asking😀
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By peterm1
I have used a number of them variously branded, ...

I have used a number of them variously branded, designed for different cameras and like them. They do help stabilize the camera and particularly with some bodies improve "purchase" and ability to ...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 04-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,342
Posted By peterm1
Is the lens you are shooting this with a modified...

Is the lens you are shooting this with a modified triplet of some sort? To me it has that lovely crisp and contrasty image that I expect from those nice old 4 element three group Schneider designs.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By peterm1
Rob F I am glad you made your comment as it...

Rob F I am glad you made your comment as it forced me to sit down, think and clarify in my own mind what made me post the previous comment about the M8M9. So, I should explain.

I still own an M8...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,012
Posted By peterm1
By the way, my wife who is Russian just told me...

By the way, my wife who is Russian just told me that "Zorki" means something like, to quote her very rough attempt at explanation: "....to be very good with your eyes and see far away and not miss...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By peterm1
Assuming you want to stick with the Leica M...

Assuming you want to stick with the Leica M series forget the M9 - its just an uprated M8 and old technology. Get the M 240 - it is full frame, its operations and image quality are superb especially...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,012
Posted By peterm1
The string has disappeared because in Soviet...

The string has disappeared because in Soviet Russia it was very difficult to get spaghetti. And very easy to get FEDs and Zorkis.

The old joke about communism from Poland (which I may have recounted...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-09-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By peterm1
Multiple exposure shots made at my Iaido training...

Multiple exposure shots made at my Iaido training about one year ago:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4778/27132528858_37515701a8_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HkBixG)The Practice of Iaido 2...
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