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Forum: RFF Polls 07-20-2014
Replies: 200
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Posted By smbilgin
Istanbul / Turkey.

Istanbul / Turkey.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-01-2013
Replies: 71
Views: 5,244
Posted By smbilgin
[QUOTE=Srono;2210939]smbilgin, please show us the...

[QUOTE=Srono;2210939]smbilgin, please show us the view of local. I would love to see.
I was just tourist for few days, i hope i could have more time in this beautiful city]


I really don't want to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-31-2013
Replies: 71
Views: 5,244
Posted By smbilgin
Great pictures.... Love this thread. But I think...

Great pictures.... Love this thread.

But I think it wouldn't be fair if I share my İstanbul pics here, as a person who live in İstanbul and has gazillions of pics.

Please share more...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By smbilgin
I use my J8 with a cheap Chinese adapter on my M2...

I use my J8 with a cheap Chinese adapter on my M2 and never had any problem. I also have a summicron 50 and it had back focus issue at large apartures and now I sent it to Youxin to get it CLA'd. But...
Forum: Digital Compacts 08-09-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 4,986
Posted By smbilgin
I use Fuji X10 for the same reason with zero...

I use Fuji X10 for the same reason with zero problems and I believe X20 should be much better.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-09-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,861
Posted By smbilgin
Only a smart phone is almost enough for me when I...

Only a smart phone is almost enough for me when I go out with my M2.

* Lightmeter app
* Voice record app
* Flashlight app
* Compass app
* Maps app
* Note app
* Diary app
* Forum Runner app (for RFF)
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-25-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,258
Posted By smbilgin
Not my image. As I said it is commonly shared...

Not my image. As I said it is commonly shared image on facebook and twitter these days.

By the way yesterday, the police who killed a young protestor with gun shot was released. The judge called...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-23-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,258
Posted By smbilgin
Yes, exactly... As expected police attacked once...

Yes, exactly...

As expected police attacked once again to a peaceful meeting last night. They attacked to the people who were carrying only cloves. The meeting was for a memorial meeting.

In memory...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-18-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,258
Posted By smbilgin
Dear Simon, There have been numerous activities...

Dear Simon,

There have been numerous activities all around the world to support our resistance and they all showed that fighting against fascism is not one nations problem. Even police brutality...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-13-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,258
Posted By smbilgin
If you had asked this 5 or 6 years ago, I would...

If you had asked this 5 or 6 years ago, I would have said "maybe". But now it is not possible at all. Because all "secular" army officers are in jail and the government placed their "officers" into...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-13-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
Hello everybody, So far no action today as far...

Hello everybody,

So far no action today as far as we know. Also in 15 minutes there will be a meeting between the PM and 8 artists (who support and involve the resistance) and 2 resistance...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-11-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,258
Posted By smbilgin
Taksim Square and Gezi Parkı is burning guys....

Taksim Square and Gezi Parkı is burning guys. Pray for us :(
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-10-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,258
Posted By smbilgin
Thousands of police has just entered Taksim...

Thousands of police has just entered Taksim Square again...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-10-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,258
Posted By smbilgin
More pictures are in the below link... ...

More pictures are in the below link...

http://occupygezipics.tumblr.com/
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-10-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,258
Posted By smbilgin
It is really hard to estimate what will happen. I...

It is really hard to estimate what will happen. I hope it won't happenç
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-10-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,258
Posted By smbilgin
Yesterday the PM and his followers organised some...

Yesterday the PM and his followers organised some meetings. And he talked to the people. He said as a summary:

"These are just bunch of drunk marauders!"
"They got into a mosque and drank all...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-09-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
Link is...

Link is updated...


http://occupygezipics.tumblr.com
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-09-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
Hello everybody, Here are some pictures that I...

Hello everybody,

Here are some pictures that I took yesterday on Taksim.


From Feminist Meeting
http://i40.tinypic.com/96yds0.jpg

People are Clark Kent at day time and Superman at night...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-09-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,258
Posted By smbilgin
Hello everybody, Status update: Yesterday...

Hello everybody,

Status update:
Yesterday evening there were again thousands of people demonstrated on Kızılay / Ankara and same thing happened. Police attacked with water cannons and tear...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-07-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
And sense of humour never stops...

And sense of humour never stops :)

http://i42.tinypic.com/24186kn.jpg
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-07-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,258
Posted By smbilgin
Interesting information from the...

Interesting information from the resistance...

During the clashes in the first 2 or 3 days, protesters had cursed a lot (son of a b..., f.g PM etc..). Also there were a lot of similar words on the...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-07-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
The symbol women of the...

The symbol women of the resistance...

http://www.milliyet.com.tr/fotogaleri/47742-yasam-direnisin-sembolu-kadinlar/1
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-07-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,258
Posted By smbilgin
The symbol women of the...

The symbol women of the resistance...

http://www.milliyet.com.tr/fotogaleri/47742-yasam-direnisin-sembolu-kadinlar/1
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-06-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
Another site full of resistance...

Another site full of resistance photos...

http://www.kodacollective.com/occupy-gezi
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-06-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,258
Posted By smbilgin
Another site full of resistance...

Another site full of resistance photos....

http://www.kodacollective.com/occupy-gezi
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-06-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
The PM is coming back to Turkey tonight. He...

The PM is coming back to Turkey tonight. He talked to press today in Tunusia and said the same things.... "I will do whatever I want, bla bla boa... You are not allowed to do anything that I don't...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-06-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,258
Posted By smbilgin
Hi everybody, PM talked to the press in Tunusia...

Hi everybody,

PM talked to the press in Tunusia one hour ago and his says the same thing as he said before he go. So, nothing changed !!!

Tonight he will come back. Also the scheduled concerts in...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-04-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
Hi Jon, The expectation is of course resign....

Hi Jon,

The expectation is of course resign. But this will not happen. So I think we have to define some relistic and achievable demands after this one week resistence. Tomorrow morning there will...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-04-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
Hi everybody, I think every RFF members in...

Hi everybody,

I think every RFF members in Istanbul survived last night. Me, Taylan, Simon, Martin, luplup7... So we have another day ahead :)

Taksim is now a festival field but clashes still...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-04-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,258
Posted By smbilgin
Hi everybody, I think every RFF members in...

Hi everybody,

I think every RFF members in Istanbul survived last night. Me, Taylan, Simon, Martin, luplup7... So we have another day ahead :)

Taksim is now a festival field but clashes still...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-04-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
Hello everybody. Link is updated with last...

Hello everybody.

Link is updated with last night's actions.

http://occupygezipics.tumblr.com



http://i43.tinypic.com/2upybmf.jpg
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-04-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,258
Posted By smbilgin
Hi guys again.... First of all, I thank...

Hi guys again....

First of all, I thank personally to Simon for the great work. Every effort on this quite important, because we need this to be documented.

Situation update: PM left the country...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-03-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,258
Posted By smbilgin
Don't worry. If Simon gets arrested, we will burn...

Don't worry. If Simon gets arrested, we will burn to that jail to the ground and get him out of there. He is RFF's escrow to us :)
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-03-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
Thank you again guys. Mike, there is a video on...

Thank you again guys.

Mike, there is a video on social media today. A demonstration in Sofia. People say: "Turkey, you are not alone!" Love you guys, love you all.
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-03-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
Thank you guys, to all of you... Last...

Thank you guys, to all of you...

Last information: Thousands of white collar people went to the biggest press organizations today in day break and protested them for censorship.

CNN Turk shows...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-03-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 29,258
Posted By smbilgin
Thank you Simon for being there and resist with...

Thank you Simon for being there and resist with us. And if you see Martin and Taylan say my greetings.

I have to be on my streets today, because now everyone has to organize their neighborhood....
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-03-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
Let me clarify one thing for everyone who may...

Let me clarify one thing for everyone who may confuse.

The people who resist on the streets today believes that every nations and races are brothers and sisters. We accept Greeks and Armenians as...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-03-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
Thank you Jon for moving the topic. Roger,...

Thank you Jon for moving the topic.


Roger, you are right. It is much wider than only youth now. Fathers, mothers, even kids are on the streets now. People who can go to the streets and resist are...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-02-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
Hi Martin, I am glad you and Simon are OK. ...

Hi Martin,

I am glad you and Simon are OK.

Today, on 19.00 at Taksim, there will be again regrouping. If you join, please be careful.

By the way, if someone can move this topic to a more...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-02-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
Hi Roger, Thank you for the support. I want...

Hi Roger,

Thank you for the support.

I want to add something. Please do not confuse this with Arabic Spring actions. Because this is nothing like it. People here don't fight against a dictator in...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-02-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
As of 00.30 local time, almost every city is...

As of 00.30 local time, almost every city is under tear gas now and people are still crying: "Shoulder to shoulder against facism!"
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-02-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
Hi Tom, It is my mistake, I opened this topic...

Hi Tom,

It is my mistake, I opened this topic under off topic, so blaming the mods would be unfair. My bad. But if a moderator could move to a better place, it would be helpful.


Hi...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-02-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
Hi Tom, Yes that is Gezi Park. Protestors are...

Hi Tom,

Yes that is Gezi Park. Protestors are cleaning the park at the moment. So there will be always free hug no matter what...

Thank you all and we hope to host you guys once more in İstanbul...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-02-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
We don't want military's intervention. Military...

We don't want military's intervention. Military will never bring freedom. The people is fighting for their own freedom.


Taylan, I am glad you OK.

Link is...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-01-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
Thanks everyone... New pics are added to the...

Thanks everyone...

New pics are added to the link.

http://occupygezipics.tumblr.com

Jon, believe me, there is much more than just trees and shopping malls.

* The government arranged an attack on...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-01-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
Taksim Square as of...

Taksim Square as of now...

http://i44.tinypic.com/16ivbbk.jpg
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-01-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
http://i40.tinypic.com/95toag.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/95toag.jpg
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-01-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
As of 18.00 (local time), Taksim Square was taken...

As of 18.00 (local time), Taksim Square was taken back by over a million protestors and more people are coming. Waiting for the good news from other resistant cities all over the country...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-01-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,775
Posted By smbilgin
Help cry for freedom of Turkey

Dear RFFers,

This is not a photographic topic, yet I'll share a lot of photos.

It's been 5 days since the resistance began in Istanbul. The government stated that one of the last green parts in...
Forum: Travel 02-17-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,128
Posted By smbilgin
I am glad you made it. Yesterday evening Miguel...

I am glad you made it.

Yesterday evening Miguel from Portugal called me. He told me that you arrived in İstanbul and you need Taylan's phone number. I called Taylan and also gave Taylan's number to...
Forum: Travel 02-13-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 4,266
Posted By smbilgin
Last year I visited Amsterdam. Two years ago I...

Last year I visited Amsterdam.

Two years ago I visited both Prague and Vienna (also Budapest).

This year I have an already planned trip to Greece (April) and Spain (June). Even though I really...
Forum: Photo Software 11-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,341
Posted By smbilgin
If that counts all I can offer would be an iMac....

If that counts all I can offer would be an iMac. I use one with i5 processor and 21.5" and it is perfect for Photoshop, Lightroom etc... I think the newer versions are much better. If you can afford,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,078
Posted By smbilgin
Thank you everyone for your helps and comments....

Thank you everyone for your helps and comments. They really helped a lot.

I think I found a solution. Last weekend I went out for shooting again. Last night I developed the films and I changed the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-12-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,650
Posted By smbilgin
Then you are comming to the university that I...

Then you are comming to the university that I graduated from (looong ago). But I assume you are not comming to my faculty (engineering) :)

We'll be glad to see you here once again.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-12-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,650
Posted By smbilgin
As far as I understand, you are planning to move...

As far as I understand, you are planning to move to Istanbul for six months. Or am I wrong?

You will need a huge supply of Tri-X and dark room materials, if so :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-12-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,078
Posted By smbilgin
I think so... Maybe not the first 30 sec (I tend...

I think so... Maybe not the first 30 sec (I tend to agitate gently for the first 30 sec) but I spin my wrist quite vigorously for the rest of the time. I try to achieve an optimum contrast level; not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-12-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,078
Posted By smbilgin
My agitation pattern is; continuous agitation for...

My agitation pattern is; continuous agitation for the first 30 sec and then twice for each 30 sec. If there is a better way, I'd really like to know.

Thanks again.
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-12-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By smbilgin
My point is; there are millions of applications...

My point is; there are millions of applications and / or programs that simulate 'film look'. It means there is an important demand for such 'look' and some serious R&D effort is done because of this...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-11-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By smbilgin
New impossible project (Iphone instant lab)

This is weird...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/impossible/impossible-instant-lab-turn-iphone-images-into-rea

I think somebody will design a device which can produce film negative from an SD...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-08-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,078
Posted By smbilgin
Hi palec, Presoaking is a good idea. I will try...

Hi palec,
Presoaking is a good idea. I will try it next time. Thanks.

Chirstopher,
I prepared the stock chemical (dissolved powder) one day before the development. And I prepared 1+1 just before...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,078
Posted By smbilgin
Thank you all guys for your helpful comments. (I...

Thank you all guys for your helpful comments. (I got confused more, though :) )

My developer was prepared the day before I developed the films. And D76's expiration date was 2015. So it was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-06-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,078
Posted By smbilgin
Thin negatives with TMAX 400 and D76

Hello,

I faced a new (to me) problem with my last roll and decided to ask you guys.

Recently I bought a user condition M2 and Summicron 50 rigid. Last weekend I went out for some test shooting but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-05-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 4,117
Posted By smbilgin
I didn't print them in a darkroom. I scanned and...

I didn't print them in a darkroom. I scanned and printed some of them, but digital. You can find the results here (https://picasaweb.google.com/102386509882854520997/ToyCamerasBW1).

All of them were...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-04-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 4,117
Posted By smbilgin
I haven't tried with D76 yet but I've developed a...

I haven't tried with D76 yet but I've developed a lot of expired 400 ASA Capital brand (is that a real brand???) C-41 color negative film in Ilfosol 3. Here is my recipe:

Ilfosol 3 1+9 in Paterson...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 12,233
Posted By smbilgin
and these are from Dresden... 2 years...

and these are from Dresden... 2 years ago.

http://i49.tinypic.com/jqia1z.jpg


http://i46.tinypic.com/xlcs3d.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 12,233
Posted By smbilgin
From this year's visit to...

From this year's visit to Amsterdam...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8426/7862660182_779383aa4a_z.jpg (http:[email protected]/7862660182/)
IMG_5845...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-31-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By smbilgin
Thanks everybody, As far as I understand, there...

Thanks everybody,

As far as I understand, there won't be a significant problem if I keep the films out of humidity.

I keep the films in a plastic bag and the bag is inside another plastic sealed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-31-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By smbilgin
Thermal Cycle Behaviour of B&W films

Hello all,

Probably there is an easy and well known answer for my question but I just wanted to make sure anyway.

I keep my films in the refrigerator like most of you do. When I go out for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,576
Posted By smbilgin
I print all the keeper ones. Digital or film,...

I print all the keeper ones. Digital or film, doesn't matter. So if all my digital files and negatives are gone; I will still have my prints. That is my back up :)
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-15-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 6,073
Posted By smbilgin
Hi Taylan, Very nice work again. I think your...

Hi Taylan,

Very nice work again. I think your new toy worths every liras..
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-05-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 4,090
Posted By smbilgin
Hi Taylan, Enjoy your new toys. I believe you...

Hi Taylan,

Enjoy your new toys. I believe you bought them from the place that you told me last week. I should pay a visit there asap :)

By the way, after I talked to you, I went to Hayyam Pasaj and...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-12-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 4,221
Posted By smbilgin
I know it is not in that range but, how about...

I know it is not in that range but, how about X10? It's a pretty fast and stealth camera for street shooting with very decent image quality.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-30-2012
Replies: 74
Poll: Gas
Views: 9,727
Posted By smbilgin
My GAS never stops. I like playing new toys even...

My GAS never stops. I like playing new toys even they don't contribute my photographic skills most times. But I really admire the people who settle down to very limited setup and carry on the hobby...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-28-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,769
Posted By smbilgin
Where were you during Euro Meet 2012...

Where were you during Euro Meet 2012 İstanbul?

Great pictures.. I really enjoyed..
Forum: Travel 04-20-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
This is smart.. Very smart...

This is smart.. Very smart...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-16-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 21,891
Posted By smbilgin
I bought my X10 two weeks ago and I used it for...

I bought my X10 two weeks ago and I used it for the first time during RFF Euro Meet Istanbul - 2012.


http:[email protected]/sets/72157629832790485/
Forum: Travel 04-15-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
I added today's photos... It was really great to...

I added today's photos...

It was really great to meet all these guys. Hope they enjoyed as much as we did.
Forum: Travel 04-14-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
It is not locked. If you have a flickr account,...

It is not locked. If you have a flickr account, you can see the pool. All you need is to sign in.
Forum: Travel 04-14-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
I just added some photos that I took today to the...

I just added some photos that I took today to the group's flickr account.

http:[email protected]/

Even some other friends took digital, I beleive they won't be able share their...
Forum: Travel 04-14-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
Tomorrow at the same time, at the same place?

Tomorrow at the same time, at the same place?
Forum: Travel 04-11-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
Still can't see my name on the list. So I will...

Still can't see my name on the list. So I will have to track you down in İstanbul... :)
Forum: Travel 04-09-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
Then make sure you have enough of them. Because...

Then make sure you have enough of them. Because film problem is not only for Tri-X but for all.. (I think there is only Kodak Colorplus 200 is available around the city) :bang::bang::bang:
Forum: Travel 04-09-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
I was about to ask the same question.. ...

I was about to ask the same question..

Everybody? Ara Cafe? Time?

Does someone have a list? (How many people we need to wait in the meeting point)

How many local members?
Forum: Travel 04-09-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
You can find tri-x, but only in Sirkeci. Not in...

You can find tri-x, but only in Sirkeci. Not in Taksim or anywhere else. If I were you, I would definitely bring at least one digital camera along.
Forum: Travel 04-04-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
It is easy to find, because it is the official...

It is easy to find, because it is the official shuttle. So you can ask information desk or anyone, they will show you the station.
Forum: Travel 04-03-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
As far as I remember, you can find 400CN in Pamuk...

As far as I remember, you can find 400CN in Pamuk Ticaret for 10TL (35mm)
Forum: Travel 04-03-2012
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Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
http://www.flypgs.com/en/faq/passenger-rights.aspx...

http://www.flypgs.com/en/faq/passenger-rights.aspx

Hope you can find a solution...



By the way, there is on thing I just realized.. I hope you guys all aware that there are two different major...
Forum: Travel 04-03-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
Here are some places you can find different films...

Here are some places you can find different films in Istanbul.

http://www.kristalfotograf.com/?sayfa=Iletisim

http://www.pamukticaret.com/anasayfa.asp


These two places are very close to...
Forum: Travel 04-01-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
Hey all, I will give a little advice to all....

Hey all,

I will give a little advice to all. Even the tour will mostly be by walking, there should be some points we will take vehicles. So I suggest you guys to buy Istanbul Card once you see a...
Forum: Travel 04-01-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
Then let's laugh :)

Then let's laugh :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-29-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,513
Posted By smbilgin
I had several times Lucky SHD 100 shipped out...

I had several times Lucky SHD 100 shipped out from Korea to Turkey and never had a problem. But it is slow film of course. Maybe someone has experience with fast films (like 800 ASA or faster).
Forum: Travel 03-29-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
Still? Midnight Express? Really? After 34 years?

Still? Midnight Express? Really? After 34 years?
Forum: Travel 01-24-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
Oh boy!! Where will you stay Simon? Search...

Oh boy!! Where will you stay Simon? Search "Zürafa Sokak" on google images....

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/5021/mapb.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/39/mapb.jpg/)

Uploaded with...
Forum: Travel 01-24-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
Glad to be guides :) No problem.. Then we will...

Glad to be guides :) No problem.. Then we will offer as many as places, so you will choose and we will guide. Check out my portfolio and pick some places. (Ignore other cities and countries) (for...
Forum: Travel 01-24-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
First of all, from Kadikoy to Anadolu Hisari is...

First of all, from Kadikoy to Anadolu Hisari is not a walking distance for me :eek: Please use google maps or google earth. I agree that all the places you mentioned are must see but, in two days?? I...
Forum: Travel 01-23-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
Ara Cafe is a lovely place but if we meet there...

Ara Cafe is a lovely place but if we meet there you will miss 750m from Taksim Square to the cafe :cool:

Here is the map (sort of). It is quite easy to find. When you walk from Taksim Square through...
Forum: Travel 01-20-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
That would be perfect. I would prefer Saturday...

That would be perfect. I would prefer Saturday for western side because there are a lot of action on Saturday since the most of people work on Saturday. On the other hand Bosphorus, Üsküdar and...
Forum: Travel 01-19-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
General area would be Taksim Square then. This is...

General area would be Taksim Square then. This is a good place to start the tour, so if you choose your hotels nearby, we can decide a cafe that we can meet.


@ Raid: As I said before another route...
Forum: Travel 01-18-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
I can say Starbucks if you'd like to have a...

I can say Starbucks if you'd like to have a breakfast we can find another place.

There are almost 3 months. We can find the best place to meet. Don't worry.
Forum: Travel 01-18-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
As said before, the most popular places all...

As said before, the most popular places all turists would visit are Taksim and Sultanahmet. Each places have a lot of hotels and hostels. If the tour will take 2 days, I think Taksim would be better....
Forum: Travel 01-18-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
I would do that but you need to convince my wife...

I would do that but you need to convince my wife that you are a little baby :) But I doubt that because she takes care of my 10 months daughter already :):)
Forum: Travel 01-18-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
I didn't check any of them but you can...

I didn't check any of them but you can try...

http://www.hostelsclub.com/cheap-hostels-en-360-Istanbul.html
Forum: Travel 01-17-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 40,059
Posted By smbilgin
Since I live in Istanbul, I think I don't need to...

Since I live in Istanbul, I think I don't need to book a flight or a hotel :) But wearing a conical hat.... I need to think...:rolleyes:

Welcome everybody. We will be waiting for you.
Forum: Travel 11-06-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,859
Posted By smbilgin
Hello papasnap, As others mentioned above; Pamuk...

Hello papasnap,

As others mentioned above; Pamuk Ticaret is a very good place to find different type of films. On the other hand, there is another place you can both buy film or have them developed....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,580
Posted By smbilgin
As said, most probably there will be no problem....

As said, most probably there will be no problem. Regular color negative films are very tolerant in my experiance.

On the other hand you can easily correct the colors with photoshop.

Using them for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By smbilgin
I visited Prague 2 years ago and it was...

I visited Prague 2 years ago and it was magnificent. There is nothing to worry about street photography more than anywhere else. Just walk around the streets and shoot. Also the city is full of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-07-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 10,166
Posted By smbilgin
I think www.1x.com (http://1x.com) is one of the...

I think www.1x.com (http://1x.com) is one of the best.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,158
Posted By smbilgin
Hello, I can recommend 2 Turkish magazines both...

Hello,

I can recommend 2 Turkish magazines both are published in Turkish and English.

İz Dergisi (Iz Magazine) is published as a regular magazine. There are a lot of interviews and articals in it....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-28-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 5,326
Posted By smbilgin
I think the best way is to see for yourself....

I think the best way is to see for yourself. :)

http://www.flickriver.com/search/Kodak+Profoto+XL+100/
Forum: Travel 10-26-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 2,963
Posted By smbilgin
Just an idea...

Just an idea :)

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&biw=1280&bih=641&gbv=2&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=istanbul+new+year&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
Forum: Travel 10-23-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By smbilgin
Yeah, Turkish people usually eat tourists alive...

Yeah, Turkish people usually eat tourists alive :)

Don't be so scared friend. I am Turkish and I've been to 7 countries in Europe and 3 in Far Asia and taken thousands of photo in those countries;...
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