JustBob

JustBob

Lives in United States Bainbridge Island, WA, United States
Joined on Feb 18, 2001

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On Shooting with the Leica M9-P article (648 comments in total)
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shaocaholica: There's a solution many M9 owners have for the lackluster rear LCD. Just lose it altogether. When you shot film, you don't know what the photo looked like till it was developed and that 'charm' is missing when shooting digital so if you're going in for a penny on retro handling you might as well go in for a pound.

Gary, how about these?

http://bobtowery.typepad.com/bob_towery/2012/01/podotd-day-seven.html

http://bobtowery.typepad.com/bob_towery/2012/01/podotd-day-one.html

http://bobtowery.typepad.com/bob_towery/2011/12/model-monday-husband-and-wife.html

http://bobtowery.typepad.com/bob_towery/2011/11/model-monday-el-experimento-con-la-senora.html

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2012 at 21:14 UTC
On Shooting with the Leica M9-P article (648 comments in total)
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shaocaholica: There's a solution many M9 owners have for the lackluster rear LCD. Just lose it altogether. When you shot film, you don't know what the photo looked like till it was developed and that 'charm' is missing when shooting digital so if you're going in for a penny on retro handling you might as well go in for a pound.

Most of you guys are so off base. Obviously you don't own one, haven't shot with one. I'll concede there are some vanity collectors that have too much money. Whatever.

For the rest of us, the M9 is a unique proposition. It's full frame! Hello! Posts above saying youl get a better file from a more up to date sensor which is m4/3 or aps-c: you just don't know what you are talking about.

I had a GH2. I have an NEX7, 5D2, M9. This is my #1 hobby, and even with all I have, it's a lot less $ than something like a bass boat that someone is making payments on, and by the time he's done with the payments it's worth 1/4 what he paid for it.

Why are mirrorless so popular? Because we are aging and it's hard to carry a pack full of pro-glass (i.e. L's in my case). And... airline travel today.

There simply is no small camera (including the XPro-1) that even approaches what an M9 and Leica glass can do. Manual AF, once learned, is a joy. In many situations, the small cameras don't AF anyway.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2012 at 18:35 UTC
On hotrod-3028 in the Hot Rod!!! challenge (6 comments in total)
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DougSchuch: Your photo deserves first place as far as I'm concerned. Lots of dynamics. Well done!

Doug, you are too kind. Thank you so much. Loved your entries too!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 29, 2012 at 02:31 UTC
On Rat Rod on the Bonneville salt in the Hot Rod!!! challenge (6 comments in total)

Congrats numnuts, great image!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 29, 2012 at 01:55 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Golden Reflection in the Hot Rod!!! challenge (1 comment in total)

Super cool shot. Love the reflections. Well seen.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 29, 2012 at 01:46 UTC as 1st comment
On hotrod-3028 in the Hot Rod!!! challenge (6 comments in total)

Thanks guys. Like I mentioned to rponiarski, I tried HDR a few years ago and it just wasn't for me. This shot would be hard to HDR too as I just put my camera down on my foot and fired. I like this POV but I'm not dedicated enough to lay down on the asphalt!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2012 at 21:39 UTC as 3rd comment
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