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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,129
Posted By Archiver
The limited edition film bodies don't seem to...

The limited edition film bodies don't seem to have any physical functions which distinguish themselves from their original production lines. Their differences are all cosmetic or material, like the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 170
Views: 84,303
Posted By Archiver
I keep vacillating on my opinions about this...

I keep vacillating on my opinions about this lens! On one hand, it's fast, compact and very well built. It renders in a classic and slightly dreamy way wide open, and it's produced some of my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,083
Posted By Archiver
That's quite a haul she got. Wow. My...

That's quite a haul she got. Wow.


My grandfather had a Pentax Spotmatic, which fortunately went to a cousin who is an avid hobbyist photographer. I have my Dad's Pentax ME and Minolta SR-T, which...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 803
Posted By Archiver
A Crumpler sling/waist pack might be useful to...

A Crumpler sling/waist pack might be useful to you. I use the old Crumpler LLA waist pack for a general purpose bag, and it can carry a M9 with lens in a pinch. It's been discontinued, but Crumpler...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,415
Posted By Archiver
I sincerely hope that Sigma get this right. There...

I sincerely hope that Sigma get this right. There are hints that they will, but some hints that it might be more cumbersome than useful.


- there's no EVF as yet, and the huge OVF clip on for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 193
Views: 10,218
Posted By Archiver
Favourite pocket camera: Sony RX0 Favourite ILC:...

Favourite pocket camera: Sony RX0
Favourite ILC: Leica M9
Favourite film camera: tie between Contax T3 and Pentax ME

Others in the running include the Fuji X100 classic, Ricoh GXR, Ricoh GR.

The...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 769
Posted By Archiver
20-21mm is a great focal length for conveying a...

20-21mm is a great focal length for conveying a sense of what was there, and you've worked with that really well. I had to do the calculations for effective field of view when I realized the Hologon...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Archiver
Anyone with Z6/Z7 using vintage SLR lenses like Minolta MD, Pentax K, Canon FD?

Like the title says, does anyone use old SLR lenses from Minolta, Canon, Pentax or Nikon? Or even Leica R? I'm interested in how the Z6 or Z7 performs with lenses from the 70s and 80s, perhaps even...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,326
Posted By Archiver
I've just picked up another LTM 35mm f1.7, and it...

I've just picked up another LTM 35mm f1.7, and it seems fairly haze free, and this time it focuses perfectly on my M9. Very happy indeed!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,148
Posted By Archiver
I just picked up number 9960391, it has the same...

I just picked up number 9960391, it has the same fluted ribbing as the lower lens in the image above. There does not appear to be any haze. I'm quite thrilled to get this, as the earlier one I had...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 3,539
Posted By Archiver
In Australia, there's no way you could get a...

In Australia, there's no way you could get a GFX50R plus a lens for under 10k AUD. That's instant M10 territory. A new digital M body for 6k AUD is in the same range as the Leica Q, or even less than...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 2,904
Posted By Archiver
Here we go, someone actually bought the Drifter,...

Here we go, someone actually bought the Drifter, and has reviewed it on YouTube:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n96MCLU5PZw
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By Archiver
Pop Mech article about digital art preservation

Here's a recent article from Popular Mechanics about the preservation of digital art, which is a distinctly different set of processes from preserving physical media like paintings and...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 264
Views: 15,858
Posted By Archiver
Hello Frances, I hope you are reading this. Roger...

Hello Frances, I hope you are reading this. Roger was dearly loved here on RFF, as you can see from all the people who have commented. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 19,292
Posted By Archiver
Looks like it's time to get the DP1 and DP2 out...

Looks like it's time to get the DP1 and DP2 out again! Will be back with photos...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 347
Views: 62,731
Posted By Archiver
Holy cow, you're still going after all this time....

Holy cow, you're still going after all this time. What a great project. What kinds of things have you learned/experienced along the way?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 3,539
Posted By Archiver
TBH that looks pretty nice. Although I'd prefer a...

TBH that looks pretty nice. Although I'd prefer a mint M-P 240 in plain black. The anthracite grey is interesting, though, and the 'genuine leather' covering sounds good, too. Certainly better than...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By Archiver
So in this version of 'Zeiss Ikon vs M7', we can...

So in this version of 'Zeiss Ikon vs M7', we can draw the conclusion that we just use these cameras until they give up, because future electronic repair status is ambiguous, and the implication is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 4,271
Posted By Archiver
He last updated his blog in March 2019, so it's...

He last updated his blog in March 2019, so it's still active after all these years. Maybe he will see these new messages!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By Archiver
Personally, I don't like to see down there. One...

Personally, I don't like to see down there. One of the downsides of being enormously endowed is having things protrude into shot. :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By Archiver
I own an Ikon and a M7, and I like both for...

I own an Ikon and a M7, and I like both for different reasons. The M7 feels wonderful and solid, the shutter sound is divine, wind-on is smooth, everything you expect from a Leica.


But, the Ikon is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,523
Posted By Archiver
You know what? I am increasingly annoyed with...

You know what? I am increasingly annoyed with changing lenses, but I have to in order to maintain a small gear profile. Apart from the m43 pancake zooms like the Panasonic 12-32mm, nothing is small...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,680
Posted By Archiver
For the past several years, I've taped the logos...

For the past several years, I've taped the logos on my M9, until it went in for service last year and I took the tape off. In a camera shop in Japan in 2010, curious shop assistants and a customer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 746
Posted By Archiver
Such inclinations would come in very handy for,...

Such inclinations would come in very handy for, say, deciding whether to marry the manipulative gold digger. :D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-02-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,178
Posted By Archiver
'Premium vegan leather' aside (can't they just...

'Premium vegan leather' aside (can't they just say plastic??), it's a standard M with no extra functions. Even the Cinematographer's limited edition had cinema framelines and film like presets. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-01-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By Archiver
Oh yes! If we're talking about expensive bodies...

Oh yes! If we're talking about expensive bodies and cheaper lenses, then I can do that. I've sometimes shot my Leica M9 with a fairly old Canon P 50mm f1.8 with infinity lock. Surprisingly nice...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By Archiver
This is difficult because I, uhhh, don't own too...

This is difficult because I, uhhh, don't own too many cheap camera bodies :D

The cheapest cameras I own are point and shoots like the Olympus Trip and 110 cassette cameras, so the most expensive...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-30-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,281
Posted By Archiver
I can't fathom the ludicrous nature of regs and...

I can't fathom the ludicrous nature of regs and reasons like this. 'We must protect tha pweshus baybees from tha peedofiles! Let's ban cameras!' :bang:

When I go to AFL football matches, they don't...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-30-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,281
Posted By Archiver
Yeah, that's bull$$$t. Part of my terms of...

Yeah, that's bull$$$t. Part of my terms of service is that all footage and product belongs to me, not the client. I don't work for large organizations/companies so that's worked out fine for me; not...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-27-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 6,902
Posted By Archiver
No more a la carte?? Ugh. Need to get the budget...

No more a la carte?? Ugh. Need to get the budget up to order something. Or work out how to do it via third parties.
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-26-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Archiver
The new GoPro and DJI Osmo cameras have excellent...

The new GoPro and DJI Osmo cameras have excellent in body stabilization, which makes shaky Super 8 videos look as awful as they were. Today's action cams have really slick footage which is better...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-26-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 3,332
Posted By Archiver
Mysteriously, @MarkoKovacevic made his last post...

Mysteriously, @MarkoKovacevic made his last post in this thread, saying he was editing his photos from Indonesia and would post soon. That was almost two years ago...


The GR is one of only two...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 2,904
Posted By Archiver
First, WTH is 'premium quality vegan leather in a...

First, WTH is 'premium quality vegan leather in a snake skin pattern'? Can't they just say, 'plastic' like it actually is?


Also:





Funnily, I tried using 25 and 75 for a day of shooting, and it...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By Archiver
The only non-Leica camera I like for M lenses is...

The only non-Leica camera I like for M lenses is the sadly discontinued Ricoh GXR with M module. Although it has an aps-c sensor, it is by far the best solution for shooting M mount lenses outside of...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-22-2019
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,177
Posted By Archiver
I haven't bought a photography book for a while,...

I haven't bought a photography book for a while, but was given Vivian Maier - The Color Works for Christmas. I had no idea she had such a large body of colour work, and it looks like most of it is...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,140
Posted By Archiver
If I'm shooting an event, I have one camera with...

If I'm shooting an event, I have one camera with a good 24-70 equivalent zoom, and a second body with a fast prime, usually a 50 or 85-90 equivalent for portraiture and shots where I want really...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-22-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By Archiver
S1 buyers are far more likely to be moving from a...

S1 buyers are far more likely to be moving from a DSLR, or from m43 cameras. We are not the majority, and M lens compatibility would be a very low consideration for Panasonic.

As a Panasonic m43...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,705
Posted By Archiver
I hope you're doing better than before, Peter....

I hope you're doing better than before, Peter. Sometimes, looking at a screen and typing on a keyboard, it's important to remember that there are actual people on the other end, with all that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,705
Posted By Archiver
Emotional support is often in the eye of the...

Emotional support is often in the eye of the beholder. For some, it's mutual understanding and encouragement. For others, it is the expression of empathy through verbal reflection. For others, it is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 858
Posted By Archiver
WTH did I just see??:D :eek: :D :eek:

WTH did I just see??:D :eek: :D :eek:
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,705
Posted By Archiver
Haha, yes. To paraphrase Groundskeeper Willy from...

Haha, yes. To paraphrase Groundskeeper Willy from the Simpsons, if it wasn't a crime, I'd make my Leica my wife.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,705
Posted By Archiver
OMG that sounds fantastic, I need to up my food...

OMG that sounds fantastic, I need to up my food game! :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,705
Posted By Archiver
Internet hug to Pherdinand! So, I just cooked...

Internet hug to Pherdinand!


So, I just cooked myself a beautifully simple casserole for dinner tonight, sliced chunks of beef with carrots, beans and cauliflower, seasoned with salt and rosemary,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,705
Posted By Archiver
We're always more than respectful of the female...

We're always more than respectful of the female members here, and none of the so-called 'aggression' in this thread has been directed at women. Rather, people are expressing their distaste for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,705
Posted By Archiver
My apologies. It won't happen again.

My apologies. It won't happen again.
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-19-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Archiver
To quote a penguin in Madagascar, 'you didn't see...

To quote a penguin in Madagascar, 'you didn't see aaaanythiiiing'.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,705
Posted By Archiver
Absolute trash, yet another example of third wave...

Absolute trash, yet another example of third wave feminism vilifying men and upholding women as paragons of martyrish virtue. Of course that article is going to be in Harpers Bazaar, it's a magazine...
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,036
Posted By Archiver
This reminds me, I still want to buy the last...

This reminds me, I still want to buy the last standalone version of Lightroom, which I think is version 6? I've been running 4.4 for years now, but I have to convert newer camera files to DNG to edit...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-13-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,561
Posted By Archiver
Yep, or a M240, M262 or M10. Any M mount camera...

Yep, or a M240, M262 or M10. Any M mount camera with liveview will make it easy to nail focus with this lens, even the old Ricoh GXR-M.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-13-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,561
Posted By Archiver
Hi Stephen! Are you able to give an approximate...

Hi Stephen! Are you able to give an approximate idea of this lens' weight and size compared with the Leica Summarit 75mm or the current Voigtlander 75/1.8? I have the Summarit 75 and the LTM...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-09-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 580
Posted By Archiver
I use the insert from my Lowepro sling. It holds...

I use the insert from my Lowepro sling. It holds a M body and a couple of lenses when you use thin padded dividers.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,140
Posted By Archiver
Man, that's just terrible. I'm sorry for that...

Man, that's just terrible. I'm sorry for that loss. :(
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,140
Posted By Archiver
A few years ago, I found an old 110 cassette...

A few years ago, I found an old 110 cassette camera which had an undeveloped roll in it. The last time I saw it was in the early 80s. When I had it developed, I was absolutely thrilled to see...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,296
Posted By Archiver
Sounds like someone could get another Pentax ME...

Sounds like someone could get another Pentax ME Super and 50/1.7, or nearest digital equivalent. I have the ME and 50/1.4 and 28/2.8 Pentax M SMC lenses, and if shutter sound wasn't an issue, the ME...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-08-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,818
Posted By Archiver
I've got weirdly mixed feelings about my V1. On...

I've got weirdly mixed feelings about my V1. On one hand, it's a very fast and compact 35 with vintage character and great build quality and exterior design. On the other, bokeh can be oddly jittery...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,140
Posted By Archiver
A few months ago, my Aunt showed me a box of old...

A few months ago, my Aunt showed me a box of old photos taken of our family from over the years, as well as a photo album kept by her mother in law. In it were photos I'd never seen, including a...
Forum: RFF News 05-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,628
Posted By Archiver
@leica M2 fan - keep that camera forever. It's...

@leica M2 fan - keep that camera forever. It's worth it.

I never met Ken, nor had any dealings with him, but these anecdotes help show why he had such a good reputation in our community. Please...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,129
Posted By Archiver
It's about whether individuals here would value...

It's about whether individuals here would value certain cosmetic, material or accessory changes that you can't get with an a la carte model. I'd like to know what floats people's boats, and why.

The...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,129
Posted By Archiver
There are a few that I'd consider, if I put money...

There are a few that I'd consider, if I put money aside and just thought of the cosmetics, materials and accessories.


- the 'Your Mark' Monochrom 246, which has black Horween leather covering,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,129
Posted By Archiver
Would you buy a limited edition digital Leica?

Let's just suppose you were able to easily afford a limited edition digital Leica, like the Hermes M9-P, the Neiman Marcus M9, or a titanium M whatever. Put cost aside and just think of the camera...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-22-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,110
Posted By Archiver
Depends on which 'Leica' Saatchi and Saatchi were...

Depends on which 'Leica' Saatchi and Saatchi were referring to. The original Leica in Germany, or the Brazilian Leica subcompany? Leica Australia just posted a video of someone shooting street...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,681
Posted By Archiver
Do you have any examples of great photographers...

Do you have any examples of great photographers who produce bad tutorial videos? There is a wide range of people on YouTube producing photography videos, but I haven't come across too many that are...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-20-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,110
Posted By Archiver
As I mentioned earlier in this thread. Leica...

As I mentioned earlier in this thread. Leica Brazil are behind this one, and created a controversial short film with Saatchi and Saatchi in 2013 for the M Monochrom, which implied that Robert Capa...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,110
Posted By Archiver
The number of pro-China citizens who are...

The number of pro-China citizens who are expressing outrage is considerable. Then there are those with a more mercantile perspective, who suggest that Leica shot themselves in the foot regarding one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,612
Posted By Archiver
All I know is, as finances allow I will stack...

All I know is, as finances allow I will stack away more and more film in the freezer from Kodak and Fuji. I haven't got into black and white shooting, but I might as well buy Tri-X so I'll have some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 19,579
Posted By Archiver
No thanks to Gerry Harvey, owner of the Harvey...

No thanks to Gerry Harvey, owner of the Harvey Norman retail chain and one of the strongest campaigners for lowering the GST threshold on imports, we now have to pay GST on anything imported to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,844
Posted By Archiver
My Aunt called me this morning to tell me the...

My Aunt called me this morning to tell me the news; she visited France in the 80s and saw the cathedral, although for some reason, she did not take any photos. Very, very sad indeed.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,342
Posted By Archiver
You know you want one! ;)

You know you want one! ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By Archiver
My M9 has been chugging along for nine years, and...

My M9 has been chugging along for nine years, and it is still my favourite camera. I haven't used a M240 and only briefly held a M10-P. so I don't have further experience to be able to make a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 15,858
Posted By Archiver
Ahhh, opening RFF this morning to see if there's...

Ahhh, opening RFF this morning to see if there's been any news, and there it is. Been thinking about Roger a lot since the news broke some days ago. He's been a great part of RFF and photography in...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-05-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 15,858
Posted By Archiver
Could to OP send the link to this thread to...

Could to OP send the link to this thread to Roger? Or maybe Frances could read it to him?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-05-2019
Replies: 372
Views: 40,488
Posted By Archiver
Holy cow, I can buy Kodak Pro Image 100 in...

Holy cow, I can buy Kodak Pro Image 100 in Australia! Gonna make it happen.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 4,631
Posted By Archiver
The question is, how do these lenses compare with...

The question is, how do these lenses compare with their Leica counterparts? Sure, Leica is expensive and we just accept it, but how much better are they? I haven't shot enough with Pentax K lenses to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 4,631
Posted By Archiver
Oh nice! Feel free to post some pics when you...

Oh nice! Feel free to post some pics when you choose! :)
Forum: Travel 04-03-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,489
Posted By Archiver
Sounds like the X100F is going to do you just...

Sounds like the X100F is going to do you just fine.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 15,858
Posted By Archiver
Oh no, this is dreadful news. I've been reading...

Oh no, this is dreadful news. I've been reading Roger's posts for years. I wish him and his family all the peace and love they want and need.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-03-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,602
Posted By Archiver
ASPH? Thomeone has a listhp.

ASPH? Thomeone has a listhp.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 957
Posted By Archiver
Leica M9 - poor chap can't afford a M10 Ricoh...

Leica M9 - poor chap can't afford a M10


Ricoh GXR - defiant against all odds


Leica M7 - dude doesn't know Sunny 16, too lazy for a light meter


Pentax ME or Minolta SRT - goddamn hipster
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Archiver
Definitely aim to transfer all images to at least...

Definitely aim to transfer all images to at least two places. Small portable HDD's are great for this if you've got the MacBook Air. I use the Nexto CF combination reader and HDD which copies all...
Forum: Travel 04-01-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,489
Posted By Archiver
If you've got the GR III coming, consider the...

If you've got the GR III coming, consider the upcoming 21mm adapter, assuming it comes before you leave. This, coupled with the GR III's in camera cropping, will give you the equivalent of 21, 28, 35...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-29-2019
Replies: 372
Views: 40,488
Posted By Archiver
Michael, on average, how much film do you shoot...

Michael, on average, how much film do you shoot in a given week/month/trip? How often do you get it processed? As someone who barely gets through a few rolls a year, if that, your film usage seems...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,788
Posted By Archiver
@Freakscene @ozmoose and everyone else who is on...

@Freakscene @ozmoose and everyone else who is on this thread, thank you so much for the glimpses into a history that is unfortunately being forgotten.

I'll definitely look through the Museum...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,084
Posted By Archiver
I mentioned it earlier in the thread, but my my...

I mentioned it earlier in the thread, but my my current pocket camera is the Sony RX0, which I bought for video work, but has proven itself a very useful street and general purpose camera. The 24mm...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-28-2019
Replies: 372
Views: 40,488
Posted By Archiver
I really gotta work out how to make my M9 photos...

I really gotta work out how to make my M9 photos have this kind of colour and look. It's just so cool. Yes, I could shoot film, but that's gonna cost me more than using a camera I already have.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,265
Posted By Archiver
At that point you should have said, 'Cool beans,...

At that point you should have said, 'Cool beans, man!' and whipped out your phone. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,265
Posted By Archiver
The one time I was stopped by someone at a mall...

The one time I was stopped by someone at a mall was in 2003(?) in a department store. There was a rather fetching Wedgwood teapot and I wanted a picture of it, so I took out my silver pocket camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,788
Posted By Archiver
What was it like there? How big was the property...

What was it like there? How big was the property of the Kodak site? Do you have any old pictures?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,788
Posted By Archiver
Old Kodak story as told to me by an old-school...

Old Kodak story as told to me by an old-school photographer who was selling his studio in about 2016:


As a young man, he worked either in a store or at Kodak (I don't quite recall, but Kodak was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,788
Posted By Archiver
Holy cow, I never knew that. Thank you for...

Holy cow, I never knew that. Thank you for telling me this, I'll let my friends know.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,788
Posted By Archiver
Yep, I brought it back from the dead because I...

Yep, I brought it back from the dead because I just came back from visiting friends who live in what was once the old Kodak site. It's kind of funny how these things come around. If I was in the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,788
Posted By Archiver
I was going through the oldest threads on RFF for...

I was going through the oldest threads on RFF for the heck of it, and I had to reanimate this one. It's like developing found film, haha.

It is now 2019. The old Kodak site in Coburg was completely...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-26-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,399
Posted By Archiver
The XA2 is just plain fun. If I could tell my...

The XA2 is just plain fun. If I could tell my teenage self to buy a camera and shoot it all throughout my teen and young adult years, it would be the XA2. Focusing is easy as pie, the action is fast,...
Forum: Travel 03-26-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,489
Posted By Archiver
I'm a big fan of Hong Kong, although you did say...

I'm a big fan of Hong Kong, although you did say you've already been there. For some reason, there's something about the visual texture of the streets and buildings in Hong Kong that absolutely...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-25-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 84,303
Posted By Archiver
If only Zeiss made a special-purpose fast 35 as...

If only Zeiss made a special-purpose fast 35 as well as their very large 35/1.4 Distagon. I love the size and rendering of the 35/2.8 Biogon but it's just not the same as a f1.4. That's where the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-25-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 84,303
Posted By Archiver
Why the heck would they discontinue such a useful...

Why the heck would they discontinue such a useful lens? Either the profits from the lens weren't enough, they have another version planned, or they think their current range of 35's is enough.

I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,261
Posted By Archiver
Ha, I love my Pentax-M 50/1.4. That lens is the...

Ha, I love my Pentax-M 50/1.4. That lens is the bomb! A friend recommends I get the 50/1.7 and the Takumar 58/2 as well.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2019
Replies: 256
Views: 5,577
Posted By Archiver
Raid, have you been fully converted to the evil...

Raid, have you been fully converted to the evil SLR cult, or do you still shoot with other cameras?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,261
Posted By Archiver
Yeah, I'm going to take my chances and find a...

Yeah, I'm going to take my chances and find a decent copy of this lens. My Pentax ME will thank me for it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 6,486
Posted By Archiver
Not a superwhizbang SLR, but my Dad's Pentax ME...

Not a superwhizbang SLR, but my Dad's Pentax ME from the late '70s is still chugging along nicely. It seems to need new light seals, but apart from that, exposure is good, the viewfinder is clear,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-23-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 909
Posted By Archiver
You've already stated you're keeping the Elmar,...

You've already stated you're keeping the Elmar, so cross that off the list. I suggest you keep the Zeiss Sonnar, because it is considerably faster than the Elmar and renders in a very attractive and...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-23-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 18,965
Posted By Archiver
I'd be very surprised if there is a significant...

I'd be very surprised if there is a significant difference between the TL2 with 18mm and the GR III. The GR lens designs have been excellent, sharp across the frame, with very little distortion. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,294
Posted By Archiver
Want a quick bit of disheartenment? Go to YouTube...

Want a quick bit of disheartenment? Go to YouTube and look for 'police brutality'. The number of videos of police taking down small women and beating handcuffed people is sickening. Something quite...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,436
Posted By Archiver
My Zeiss Ikon ZM just gave up the ghost one day,...

My Zeiss Ikon ZM just gave up the ghost one day, and I hardly shot with it. It's had less than 20 rolls through it since I bought it in 2008, and it just failed to start a couple of years ago....
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 18,965
Posted By Archiver
Cool video review of the GR III by Samuel...

Cool video review of the GR III by Samuel Streetlife, a GR ambassador since the first GR.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSKVDPkYnHg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2019
Replies: 302
Views: 40,243
Posted By Archiver
This is a wonderful thread. The comments about...

This is a wonderful thread. The comments about all the images give them a kind of bittersweet context, a diary about a changing world. Thank you for keeping this thread going.
There's a real timeless...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,294
Posted By Archiver
I'm totally a sprayer for three main reasons: 1....

I'm totally a sprayer for three main reasons:

1. I love the action of taking photographs, and I mentally see photos all the time.
2. I have a powerful drive to document my life and world, almost...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-21-2019
Replies: 372
Views: 40,488
Posted By Archiver
Hi Michael, thanks for the gear history! Gives me...

Hi Michael, thanks for the gear history! Gives me some hope that I can settle on a more limited/well chosen kit for travel.


I have to say, your work deserves a lot more attention that it seems to...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-20-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 18,965
Posted By Archiver
Very, very interesting. As this year's camera...

Very, very interesting. As this year's camera budget had to go elsewhere, I won't be buying the III for a while. The battery usage issue would bug me, though. The GRD III was great with battery life,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By Archiver
There was a time when I carried the Canon 30D +...

There was a time when I carried the Canon 30D + 17-55 everywhere in a shoulder bag, and it seemed fine for years. Then I moved to the 5D Mark II + 24-105L and that was okay for another year or so,...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-20-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By Archiver
I've wanted to get an original Monochrom for...

I've wanted to get an original Monochrom for ages, but budget hasn't permitted. M0 black and white images are fantastic, so I can only imagine how good the Monochrom would be.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By Archiver
Camera size and useability

What is the optimal camera size for you?

On the weekend, I was shooting video for an event using a mirrorless camera on a monopod, and carried my M9 around my neck for the occasional still image. As...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-20-2019
Replies: 372
Views: 40,488
Posted By Archiver
It's remarkable how different the images look,...

It's remarkable how different the images look, even though they are taken with the same lens. Film vs digital, photographer vs photographer, hahaha.

Frankly, I'm consistently impressed by Michael's...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,870
Posted By Archiver
These images show why I find micro four thirds...

These images show why I find micro four thirds perfectly acceptable for everyday photography and for certain kinds of paid work. The cost of this kit is minimal compared with any Leica setup. The...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,870
Posted By Archiver
The Olympus f1.8 primes, especially the 25, 45...

The Olympus f1.8 primes, especially the 25, 45 and 75, are ridiculously good for the price, and even without factoring price. I love the way the 25 renders, and some of my favourite images have been...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,870
Posted By Archiver
In January 2009, I bought my Canon 5D Mark II....

In January 2009, I bought my Canon 5D Mark II. Iit was a state of the art full frame camera with what Canon said was the best image quality of their lineup at the time.

One year later, I bought the...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 03-19-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,188
Posted By Archiver
The Z6 is yet another camera I'm considering as I...

The Z6 is yet another camera I'm considering as I want a full frame camera with good image quality, autofocus and video, and will play well with M lenses. The Sony A7 cameras just don't handle M...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-18-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By Archiver
Looking for hospital/childbirth photos

This seems a bit random, but some time ago, someone posted images from the night of the birth of their child, taken with the RD-1. They were cropped to a cinematic aspect ratio like 2.35:1, and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-28-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 4,631
Posted By Archiver
Man, that's a thing of beauty. Dad gave me the...

Man, that's a thing of beauty. Dad gave me the Pentax ME he bought in the late 70s, and it was the camera with which I learned the very basics of photography as a kid. How to hold a camera, how to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,084
Posted By Archiver
When I was interested in getting a Contax camera,...

When I was interested in getting a Contax camera, some consideration was given to the Tix. A black one was available on eBay for a really good price. Thank GOODNESS I never bought it. Within a few...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,312
Posted By Archiver
I can think of any number of instances where I...

I can think of any number of instances where I was unable to take decent (by my standards) images given the limitations of the camera. The early 2000s digital cameras were pretty bad for low light...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-25-2019
Replies: 202
Views: 77,294
Posted By Archiver
I feel more comfortable shooting a black camera...

I feel more comfortable shooting a black camera as it seems more discreet. But I love looking at, and fondling, a good silver chrome camera. My black M9 has seen a lot of use over the last nine...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-25-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 18,965
Posted By Archiver
I loved the GRD III like a child when I had it,...

I loved the GRD III like a child when I had it, until I bought the GR a few years later. It's interesting that what I thought was superb image quality was not as great as all that, even when compared...
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,797
Posted By Archiver
Stop trying to Provia yourself, you just end up...

Stop trying to Provia yourself, you just end up sounding full of Kodak. If I have to pay XTRA for film, so be it. I'd post some more personal film photos, but I don't want to aDox myself.
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 18,965
Posted By Archiver
Hopefully Ming Thein will review the GR III and...

Hopefully Ming Thein will review the GR III and show what it can do.

I already have a GR, albeit in need of repair. Am not really sure how much better a GR III is going to be than the GR once it's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,084
Posted By Archiver
So much of this depends on size of pocket, ease...

So much of this depends on size of pocket, ease of use, and tolerance of quality.

For years, the Ricoh GRD III and GR were my pocket cameras, with neck straps (they are fine on neck straps) or on a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,029
Posted By Archiver
For digital photography, I wish I'd realized...

For digital photography, I wish I'd realized earlier that:
- jpegs are okay, but raw is going to maximize your image quality
- lower resolution video formats are junk, and you'll wish you'd shot on...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-21-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,070
Posted By Archiver
1. Leica M9, because it is the best balance of...

1. Leica M9, because it is the best balance of size and image quality, handles wonderfully, and produces images that I love.


2. Sony RX0 as a pocket camera, because it is tiny, silent, water and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-20-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By Archiver
These are remarkable. Great composition, and the...

These are remarkable. Great composition, and the mood of the monks really stands out. There's something about the austerity and solemnity of this which bothers/disturbs/unnerves me, though....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,324
Posted By Archiver
I'm keen to check out Film Never Die. They do...

I'm keen to check out Film Never Die. They do have some rather pricey secondhand gear, apart from the whole film buying experience.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,213
Posted By Archiver
The first time I saw a black paint MP ready to...

The first time I saw a black paint MP ready to buy in a shop was in 2008 or 2009. It gleamed like a giant black pearl behind the glass of the cabinet. I was afraid of brassing the paint just by the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,628
Posted By Archiver
It's funny because I find myself remembering...

It's funny because I find myself remembering anywhere between a kind of X-Pan double frame to a really tight 4:3 kind of ratio, depending on the subject. As a kid, I trained myself to pay attention...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,628
Posted By Archiver
Interesting that you say this, as I've trained...

Interesting that you say this, as I've trained myself assiduously to compose 'properly', so if I see a cut off image, I kind of get a mental 'ick'. But this also means being able to break the rules...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 2,755
Posted By Archiver
Sadly, Nathan King's flickr page has gone, and...

Sadly, Nathan King's flickr page has gone, and his website no longer exists, apart from snippets captured by the Wayback...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,628
Posted By Archiver
Okay, I came across an interesting comment on a...

Okay, I came across an interesting comment on a YouTube video of Super 8 footage. It suggested that Super 8 footage has a nostalgic feeling not only because of the format used during a certain time...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-15-2019
Replies: 291
Views: 76,104
Posted By Archiver
Ring flare? I love the ring flare in the Nokton....

Ring flare? I love the ring flare in the Nokton. It appears at random and I can't work it out.

Leica M9 with Voigtlander Nokton MC, taken in 2010 in Tokyo, near Tokyo Tower. The ring flare looks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-15-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By Archiver
Thanks, Godfrey. :) Looks like they are a. sold...

Thanks, Godfrey. :) Looks like they are a. sold out and b. $2000, so I won't be buying one any time, soon. But you've got me really intrigued.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-15-2019
Replies: 744
Views: 177,033
Posted By Archiver
I'm really not a fan of the beach, but I have...

I'm really not a fan of the beach, but I have been there on occasion with other people. Sun and sand aren't my idea of a good time. But when I'm there, a camera always makes things more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-15-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By Archiver
I never really looked at the L16 as it seemed a...

I never really looked at the L16 as it seemed a bit too radical and gimmicky, but the sample images on the website are very impressive, and that last photo is frankly astonishing for what looks like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-15-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,060
Posted By Archiver
I'm hearing these kinds of positive reports about...

I'm hearing these kinds of positive reports about the Leica CL disturbingly often. Well, disturbing to my wallet, that is. It's very encouraging to know that the CL works well with M-mount lenses,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-14-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 933
Posted By Archiver
Congrats on the new camera! Hope it goes well for...

Congrats on the new camera! Hope it goes well for you!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By Archiver
No kidding, that last image came out of the L16?...

No kidding, that last image came out of the L16? That's pretty amazing for such a peculiar camera.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-13-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,444
Posted By Archiver
There's a whole niche of independent/lower budget...

There's a whole niche of independent/lower budget film making going on with the Panasonic GH cameras, usually with people adapting Canon or Sigma glass, but some use Kowa or Bell and Howell...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,060
Posted By Archiver
@kuuan - I am so with you on that. Ricoh already...

@kuuan - I am so with you on that. Ricoh already proved that they could make a good M-mount camera, they could do it again and there is a very solid market that would come to the party. Not ground...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,060
Posted By Archiver
As far as Ricoh or Pentax making a camera like...

As far as Ricoh or Pentax making a camera like the Fuji X series, I don't think that's going to happen for a while. Pentax had an aps-c mirrorless camera that used the Pentax DSLR lenses, meaning...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-13-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 15,574
Posted By Archiver
Lots of great images here, thank you jonmanjiro...

Lots of great images here, thank you jonmanjiro and Yokosuka Mike!

I wonder how this renders compared with the LTM Ultron f1.7. That lens was beautiful.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,060
Posted By Archiver
I just looked up Sigma DP1s on flickr, there are...

I just looked up Sigma DP1s on flickr, there are a LOT of great images taken with it, even relatively low light images. So definitely consider this as a travel...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,060
Posted By Archiver
I don't mean to turn this into a film vs digital...

I don't mean to turn this into a film vs digital discussion, but it took me ages of trial and error to figure out that for my purposes, colour negative film was best for good outdoor light and some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,060
Posted By Archiver
Ive traveled with numerous combinations of pocket...

Ive traveled with numerous combinations of pocket cameras, DSLRs, rangefinders both film and digital. If your previous trips have been good with a Pentax MX and iPhone, it's important to note that...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-10-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,912
Posted By Archiver
On a tangent, this ties in with the Olympus...

On a tangent, this ties in with the Olympus E-M1X. A pro body with AI based subject tracking of faces, people and cars is definitely aimed at events like the Olympics.

Man, can you imagine shooting...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-08-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,923
Posted By Archiver
How do you code it on the M9? Is there any red...

How do you code it on the M9? Is there any red edge? I'm intrigued by this lens as it might be a good smaller alternative to the excellent Zeiss Biogon 21mm.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,077
Posted By Archiver
For a couple of years, my main lens on the Canon...

For a couple of years, my main lens on the Canon 30D was the 17-55/2.8, which covered just about everything I wanted. The 35/1.4 came later, and switching was annoying. For a year or two after that,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 252
Views: 21,779
Posted By Archiver
Fuji and Leica walk into a bar. The bartender...

Fuji and Leica walk into a bar.


The bartender says, 'what'll you have?'


They reply, 'I don't know, our joke teller has no clue'.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Archiver
I don't use Google+, but I have Gmail, Hangouts...

I don't use Google+, but I have Gmail, Hangouts and Google Photos. Are they in danger of deletion?

Edited to add: this article from The Verge says that Google Photos is safe, but not photos and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 892
Posted By Archiver
- Full frame is great. The latest 24mp aps-c/DX...

- Full frame is great. The latest 24mp aps-c/DX sensors are very decent, too, but you take a hit on depth of field.

- mirrorless is way more than Nikon Z and Canon R. Fuji and Sony make excellent...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,121
Posted By Archiver
My saturation point for cameras was reached a few...

My saturation point for cameras was reached a few years ago. My most recent cameras are the Panasonic LX10 and Sony RX0, which I bought because my Pana LX7 broke and I wanted the RX0 for work. Apart...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,029
Posted By Archiver
On a tangent: when I was 13, I took a Kodak disc...

On a tangent: when I was 13, I took a Kodak disc camera to school and shot through a bunch of images. A couple of decades later, I found a disc of film which I believe has been exposed, and I can't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 9,420
Posted By Archiver
Now that I look at it, I've been on flickr since...

Now that I look at it, I've been on flickr since 2006. That's coming up to 13 years. Some marriages don't last that long. Wow.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-05-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,703
Posted By Archiver
For point and shoot cameras, I always shot...

For point and shoot cameras, I always shot vertically with right hand on the bottom, holding the camera with my palm facing me and thumb on the shutter button, and left hand with fingers on top to...
Forum: Film vs Digital 02-05-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1,634
Posted By Archiver
@Xax - I didn't realize how close the Alexa Super...

@Xax - I didn't realize how close the Alexa Super 35 sensor was to an aps-c sensor. I thought a Super 35 sensor was a bit bigger than aps-c?
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 9,420
Posted By Archiver
I've got about 971 images on flickr, some of...

I've got about 971 images on flickr, some of which I can probably remove. Link is in my signature, if anyone wants to browse. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,029
Posted By Archiver
Years ago, Dad gave me his Pentax ME with 50/1.4,...

Years ago, Dad gave me his Pentax ME with 50/1.4, and some years later, after many cameras and lenses, I bought a Pentax-M SMC 28/2.8 to go with it. That combination can do about 90% of what I want...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,029
Posted By Archiver
I wish I'd realized that you can shoot as much...

I wish I'd realized that you can shoot as much film as you want, and put it in the fridge or freezer to develop much later. So many images were missed because I was trying to 'save' film, when I...
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 02-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,524
Posted By Archiver
It looks very exciting, although I have doubts...

It looks very exciting, although I have doubts about using it much for personal work. I spent a few years lugging around a 5D Mark II with 24-105L, and as good as the images were, it was heavy and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-01-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,466
Posted By Archiver
@Calzone I like that you are both a gentrifyer...

@Calzone

I like that you are both a gentrifyer of a neighborhood and simultaneously/consecutively a documenter of that gentification. My semiconscious motto for photography is 'the immortalization...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,466
Posted By Archiver
This question comes to mind every now and again,...

This question comes to mind every now and again, as I migrate my collection to larger and larger harddrives. As my username implies, my primary intention for photography is to archive my life....
Forum: Digital Compacts 01-30-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,036
Posted By Archiver
Jeepers, dude! Glad your house is okay! :eek:

Jeepers, dude! Glad your house is okay! :eek:
Forum: Digital Compacts 01-30-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,036
Posted By Archiver
The GRD III was my go-to pocket camera for a few...

The GRD III was my go-to pocket camera for a few years, and the camera that totally sold me on Ricoh. I bought it after a rainy day of shooting in the City with my 5D Mark II; the DSLR had to go back...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-30-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 4,230
Posted By Archiver
I only have the CV 35/1.4 and 35/1.2 v1, and I...

I only have the CV 35/1.4 and 35/1.2 v1, and I prefer the f1.4 version because it is much smaller and lighter, and is easier to focus. The images from the f1.2 v1 are great, though. Lots of character...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By Archiver
@Godfrey - that is the coolest picture! I agree...

@Godfrey - that is the coolest picture!


I agree with many here. Identity goes far beyond the narrow definition of 'film photographer', and even moving to the broader scope of 'photographer' or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 787
Posted By Archiver
Electronic shutter - I use this on every camera...

Electronic shutter - I use this on every camera that has it unless artificial lighting causes strobing in the image. It saves the mechanical shutter from wear and tear and allows super fast shutter...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 702
Posted By Archiver
@lxmike - hahaha, nice catch with the near mint...

@lxmike - hahaha, nice catch with the near mint Billingham.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By Archiver
Some great photos there. The political commentary...

Some great photos there. The political commentary below the video is a bit much, though.
Forum: Sony RX Series 01-06-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By Archiver
A few years ago, I passed up the opportunity to...

A few years ago, I passed up the opportunity to get a really clean RX1r for $1900 AUD secondhand. It's something I still regret a bit. The files were smoother than the proverbial baby's bottom.
If...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2018
Replies: 97
Views: 7,406
Posted By Archiver
That's actually pretty sad, and selfish on the...

That's actually pretty sad, and selfish on the part of the seller. Then again, there may have been a tragic death or tumultuous conflict in the family and one of the wedded couple might have been...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2018
Replies: 97
Views: 7,406
Posted By Archiver
I follow a number of flickr accounts where old...

I follow a number of flickr accounts where old photos are posted, many from old US army bases, and from around Hong Kong, China and the general Asia Pacific region. What is particularly poignant is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-26-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,104
Posted By Archiver
Interesting that you use the GR as your Daido...

Interesting that you use the GR as your Daido camera and are looking for an Egglestone camera, as the GR can take superlative colour images as long as you shoot raw and process accordingly. I'm quite...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-26-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 937
Posted By Archiver
Looks like you're having a lot of fun! The M9 is...

Looks like you're having a lot of fun! The M9 is a great camera, still loving mine after almost nine years.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-26-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,071
Posted By Archiver
I think you're on to something. Nothing beats the...

I think you're on to something. Nothing beats the fondle factor of a good film camera, and the 'novelty' (ha!) of having a couple of rolls of film in the bag. On Christmas day, I took the M9 and M7...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,362
Posted By Archiver
In 2010, I went to Japan with a friend with my M9...

In 2010, I went to Japan with a friend with my M9 and Ricoh GRD III. There was a few hours in the afternoon where I took no pictures at all because it was pouring with rain, and some time where I had...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-24-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Archiver
In the time of the RX10 II, there were a lot of...

In the time of the RX10 II, there were a lot of comparison videos between it, and the Panasonic GH4. While the GH4 was overall more useful because of the range of lenses, the RX10 II was very well...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,362
Posted By Archiver
In 2007, I traveled to China with the Canon G7...

In 2007, I traveled to China with the Canon G7 and Fuji Natura Black because I didn't want the bulk or possible theft of my Canon 30D. The G7 had a tiny sensor with a 35-210mm range. These days, you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,362
Posted By Archiver
That person with the M9 and GR is probably me,...

That person with the M9 and GR is probably me, haha. I feel that way a lot when it comes to high quality digital stills and travel. Although, I would more likely include a fast 35 and a 21.

Two...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-23-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,341
Posted By Archiver
On an extreme end of spray and pray, I recently...

On an extreme end of spray and pray, I recently printed a series of images that were taken from video. I went through a lot of footage and found good frames which would look halfway decent as still...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-23-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,362
Posted By Archiver
A possible backup body would be the Zeiss Ikon or...

A possible backup body would be the Zeiss Ikon or Leica CL. Both are much lighter than the usual film or digital M.
Another possibility is a decent film camera like the Contax T3 or T2, Nikon 35Ti or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-23-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,362
Posted By Archiver
I was going to Hong Kong early next year, but...

I was going to Hong Kong early next year, but I've cancelled as work is really hectic at this time. My kit would have been the M9, 21/2.8, 35/1.4 and 50/2 and the Panasonic GX85. In Hong Kong, I feel...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,515
Posted By Archiver
This says more about me than the cameras, but for...

This says more about me than the cameras, but for someone to look at my M9 and have similar thoughts of admiration and photographic romance would be oddly satisfying. I've had mine for almost 9...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 5,577
Posted By Archiver
I'm not sure which is more surprising - that raid...

I'm not sure which is more surprising - that raid has bought a DSLR, or that such an avid photographer as raid, who has owned all manner of cameras, has never bought a DSLR until now!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-17-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 11,526
Posted By Archiver
If your iPhone photos have the same depth of...

If your iPhone photos have the same depth of field and quality as a Zeiss 28mm on a M9P, I'm gonna switch to iPhone. Because focal length aside, there is no way that 28mm f2.8 on full frame looks...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,520
Posted By Archiver
As with anything else, price is amortized over...

As with anything else, price is amortized over the lifespan of the camera, and some aspects are hard to quantify, like enjoyment. In another year, my M9 will have cost me $1000 AUD per year to own...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 5,577
Posted By Archiver
@NickTrop preaching the gospel of the secondhand...

@NickTrop preaching the gospel of the secondhand full frame DSLR, hahaha!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-16-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 11,526
Posted By Archiver
Six years after my comment in this thread, and it...

Six years after my comment in this thread, and it surfaces again. I've come to use 28mm as a general purpose focal length, due to the Ricoh GRD III, GR and GXR 28, as well as Sigma DP1, and 28mm on a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 5,577
Posted By Archiver
raid bought a DSLR what is happening to the...

raid bought a DSLR
what is happening to the worlddd
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-07-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 919
Posted By Archiver
I started with old 'aharrr' versions of Photoshop...

I started with old 'aharrr' versions of Photoshop in the late 90's and early 2000's, but never really shot raw until I got the Sigma DP1, which made raw shooting a necessity. When I bought the Ricoh...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By Archiver
I wasn't at RFF at that time, but reading back...

I wasn't at RFF at that time, but reading back over that thread was pretty bad. He loves Leica, loves photography, and was really enthusiastic about gear. Really, someone with that combination of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By Archiver
That question would be answered by how many big...

That question would be answered by how many big name or high level photographers are on forums right now. As for the old guard, I suspect most of them would be too busy shooting and working to be...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-03-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,188
Posted By Archiver
When I saw, 'Cuban cockfighters', I immediately...

When I saw, 'Cuban cockfighters', I immediately thought of men jousting with their 'cigars'. Probably not what was intended? ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-28-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Archiver
@charjohncarter - that photo could have been...

@charjohncarter - that photo could have been taken yesterday, a fascinating and timeless family image.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-18-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,166
Posted By Archiver
Jaap, I tend to trust your judgement in all...

Jaap, I tend to trust your judgement in all things Leica, particularly the M range. It's surprising to see you say that the CL has better image quality than the M9, as I find it difficult to believe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Archiver
These are fascinating. I love seeing how various...

These are fascinating. I love seeing how various cities and cultures looked in the 50s, 60s, 70s and early 80s.
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