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    pgk got a reaction from wpo in West Coast of Arran   
    Arran is famous for its geology. M9 21SEM.

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    pgk got a reaction from Bart D in West Coast of Arran   
    Arran is famous for its geology. M9 21SEM.

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    pgk got a reaction from Album in West Coast of Arran   
    Arran is famous for its geology. M9 21SEM.

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    pgk got a reaction from Manfredo65 in West Coast of Arran   
    Arran is famous for its geology. M9 21SEM.

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    pgk got a reaction from Trennhüpfer in West Coast of Arran   
    Arran is famous for its geology. M9 21SEM.

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    pgk got a reaction from ruskkyle in Black and White Image Thread   
    Machrie Moor, Arran. M9 21SEM

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    pgk got a reaction from wpo in Black and White Image Thread   
    Machrie Moor, Arran. M9 21SEM

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    pgk got a reaction from Graham (G4FUJ) in West Coast of Arran   
    Arran is famous for its geology. M9 21SEM.

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    pgk got a reaction from david strachan in West Coast of Arran   
    Arran is famous for its geology. M9 21SEM.

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    pgk got a reaction from Bart D in The road to Kildonan (B&W)   
    M9 & 75 Summarit (I could have done with some stepladders really!)

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    pgk reacted to erl in Metering   
    A number of comments in this thread lead me to think that a number of posters operate in a polarized, narrow field of pursuit. The fact that their particular style of metering is 'all one needs to know' supports my observation regarding meterless exposures. In limited circumstances, I agree.
    My history had me making contact sheets as the first thing my clients ever saw of my work. A contact sheet with varying exposures is not a good way to impress anyone. There were times when I would even dodge and burn individual frames on the sheet, just to imply uniformity. The work scenarios were frequently quite varied and demanded absolute confidence in my technique, which of necessity included exposure control. 'Sunny 16' and other guestimates were never a viable option. The briefs included things like sporting events (indoors and outdoors), theatrical performances, industrial situations,  ..... etc. My results had to be guaranteed.
    Moving on, yesterday I had occasion to use my Leica 111f outdoors in my garden. It was a sunny day. 'Sunny 16' probably would have worked, but I used a Sekonic L398A meter to set the camera. Later, I walked the dog down to the beach on a bush track, taking the 111f with me (to finish the film) but forgot to take the lightmeter. Not to worry, the light was the same at the different location so I remembered the settings, they were still on the camera, although I did change lenses, and I shot with confidence that my exposures were OK. Had I taken the meter with me, I would have used it. An old working habit, check, and check again. Leave no margin for error.
    The point of all this? We all have quite different environments, requirements and desires with our photography. Everybody is right. The only time you are wrong is when the result is not what you wanted.
    Continue to enjoy what works for you.
    P.S. A quick comment on 'flashing' red dots in VF's. It's a discipline. I NEVER look at or notice screen displays unless I need to. Concentration is focused on the image. It's not hard to practice. Just like I ignore people chattering next to me when I am shooting.
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    pgk got a reaction from erl in Metering   
    But not a very accurate way of ensuring good exposures. Each to their own though.
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    pgk got a reaction from Michael Geschlecht in Metering   
    And they go back to Victorian times. The accurate measurement of light intensity has been a goal for a long time. Today's digital cameras supply an incredibly useful histogram which is an extraordinarily detailed way of assessing exposure parameters. I've used meterless cameras without meters and I never got anywhere near as good results exposurewise, as when I have used some (actually almost any) form of meter.
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    pgk got a reaction from Michael Geschlecht in Metering   
    But not a very accurate way of ensuring good exposures. Each to their own though.
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    pgk got a reaction from TheBestSLIsALeicaflex in Tell me about the 35 Lux AA ?   
    In 40 years of professional photography I have never had anyone complain about the results from any lens that I have used and I have used some that really would be regarded as 'rubbish' by today's standards (plastic wide-angle converters underwater on Nikonos cameras, one photo from which has been published a couple of time in the last decade, despite being from 1982 .....).
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    pgk got a reaction from TheBestSLIsALeicaflex in Tell me about the 35 Lux AA ?   
    I still have my pre-FLE. Whatever focus shift it has has not proven to be a problem in practice.
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    pgk got a reaction from Mute-on in Metering   
    Sunny 16 rules and other guesstimate methods are all very well, but if they had been effective then there would have been no need for meters to be produced.
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    pgk got a reaction from erl in Metering   
    Sunny 16 rules and other guesstimate methods are all very well, but if they had been effective then there would have been no need for meters to be produced.
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    pgk got a reaction from TheBestSLIsALeicaflex in 35mm 1.4 Summilux pre-asph   
    In this case the 'magic' is in fact due to physics and is due to the induced electrolytic voltage caused between the dissimilar metals used in the front of this lens. This in turn creates a small magnetic field around the front of the lens which then causes minor deviations in the path of the electromagnet radiation (the visible portion of which we refer to as light) as it enters the lens. This is what gives the images their 'specialness'  when viewed by the cognoscenti. As ever there is always a logical, technical explanation. [Or did I just make this up .....?😇].
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    pgk got a reaction from Anbaric in Sky Replacement   
    The problem with all this sort of stuff is that you end up with digital fantasies not photographs. The abiity to use software is not photography.
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    pgk got a reaction from frame-it in Sky Replacement   
    The problem with all this sort of stuff is that you end up with digital fantasies not photographs. The abiity to use software is not photography.
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    pgk got a reaction from war in Kildonan Seaweeds   
    M9 & 21SEM & Leica Pola

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    pgk reacted to ramarren in Pixii - complementary or competition?   
    My significant interests in the Pixii were/are for the optical viewfinder and the 'dedicated' monochrome mode. The fact that I use the CL as my TTL camera makes its APS-C format a natural ... Use all the same lenses on the same size sensor. 
    It does have a very nice sensor: 

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    Pixii + Color-Skopar 21mm f/3.5 v1
    ISO 320 @ f/5.6 @ 1/125
    I haven't had time to process and post all of my Color-Skopar 21mm test photos yet. I do notice a bit of edge color-shifting with this lens ... the Pixii sensor seems to be a bit more sensitive to certain optical formulae than the Leica CL sensor. 
    Oh yes: that's about 40% of the full frame captured in this case. The sunlight and shadows made any other angle/distance on these lovely little blossoms almost impossible. 
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    pgk got a reaction from stephan54 in Black and White Image Thread   
    M9 35/1.4

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    pgk reacted to Olaf_ZG in Am I crazy?   
    thank you all for commenting on this thread. Those who follow the m8 as well, might know I am doubting between a m8, m9 or m9m as a daily carry around.
    having already both the m8 and m9m I have this stupid feeling, I need to double the cameras as I will be sad if one breaks. Such a stupid thing in my head.
    so, for now my decision is not to buy anything. Time to use what I have. The m8 has 25k clicks, the m9m around 10k, so most probably they can run many years to come.
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