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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 56
Posted By Scheelings
Repair front element scratch.

Leica 90mm APO with a dust sized scratch. Does anyone have any experience with Leica repairing the lens or having a front element replaced?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-31-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By Scheelings
Ultrasonic Lens cleaner

Anyone know if these devices are safe for expensive optics like camera lenses. I was thinking about getting them for my glasses...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By Scheelings
I just took the camera to the Leica store, but I...

I just took the camera to the Leica store, but I could not replicate the problem even using ISO 1250. I wonder if the problem can intermittently be caused by battery or SD card?

Anyway I've not done...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-06-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By Scheelings
Thanks for your advice

Thanks for your advice
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-03-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By Scheelings
Is there a solution in post-processing? I'm in...

Is there a solution in post-processing? I'm in Turkey at the moment and there isn't a Leica store here.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-01-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By Scheelings
Purple Line

So it seems that I have a dead pixel / line on my M9 which shows up as a purple line on all my photos.

So the question is - do I send the camera for repair, and if so, what are the options?...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-05-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By Scheelings
I've continued by search which has led me to Peak...

I've continued by search which has led me to Peak Design as a solution.

https://www.peakdesign.com/product/clips/capture/

I really like the idea of clipping the camera to a quick release on the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-28-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By Scheelings
Leica holster / carrying system

Now that I have small children, I've found that my beloved neck strap is no long suitable. That's because leaning over turns my Leica into a heavy pendulum which is likely to wack my child in the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-24-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,549
Posted By Scheelings
I printed a 1.5 metre (length) photo from the M8...

I printed a 1.5 metre (length) photo from the M8 and it looks great - even up close.
Forum: Photo Software 09-13-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1,033
Posted By Scheelings
Video Processing - MPEG (blue-shift)

I have a friend who shoots underwater video and was wondering if there is any software to adjust the video files for the the inevitable blueshift
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-21-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 608
Posted By Scheelings
Holster

After seeing my sister's wedding photographer armed with double holsters for his Nikon's, I was sold on the idea.

I have a great strap with me, but the problem with a strap is that the camera swings...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-30-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2,246
Posted By Scheelings
Some useful tips here. I think I need to go back...

Some useful tips here. I think I need to go back and look at the files in LR and provide some more data.

It's the original X100
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-30-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 13,645
Posted By Scheelings
Also are you using a whitebalance card? Virtually...

Also are you using a whitebalance card? Virtually necessary with the M9 in that kind of lighting
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-30-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 13,645
Posted By Scheelings
I think everyone is working hard to afford an...

I think everyone is working hard to afford an M10. I think the shots are amazing. Impossible to obtain on the M9 in those light levels (at least hand-held). What kind of shutter speed are you working...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-27-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2,246
Posted By Scheelings
X100 - Issues with Raw

The jpeg's coming out of this camera are generally lovely, however after one particular shoot with mixed lighting I got mixed results OOC.

After that I decided to switch to RAW + Jpeg with the view...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-22-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,423
Posted By Scheelings
Thanks for the replies guys

Thanks for the replies guys
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-22-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,423
Posted By Scheelings
M9 - Sensor Replacement Report?

I sent my camera for repair (suspected sensor corrosion) ~4 months ago and it's just arrived back in the store - although I cannot access the camera, because I'm currently overseas.

I asked for the...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-19-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,374
Posted By Scheelings
OK so I found out that the printer they use is an...

OK so I found out that the printer they use is an Epson surecolor S40610. Anyone have any experience of this range of printers? What I saw online didn't really tell me much.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-15-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,374
Posted By Scheelings
I think the best thing I can do at this point,...

I think the best thing I can do at this point, owing to language difficulties, is to find out what the hardware and software is
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-13-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,374
Posted By Scheelings
I understand how PDFs are beneficial outside of...

I understand how PDFs are beneficial outside of photography, but that link adds nothing new to what I already know about PDF files.

I don't know much about printing at all however am I'm surprised...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-12-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,374
Posted By Scheelings
UV Printing - Large Format

I'm looking at getting some prints from my M8 done and my local print shop informed me that they use UV printing on something called 'photoblock'.

Language is an issue (I don't speak Turkish), but...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-20-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 24,988
Posted By Scheelings
I wonder if they'll put a histogram in the...

I wonder if they'll put a histogram in the viewfinder
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-02-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,180
Posted By Scheelings
I think for all intents and purposes, the M8 and...

I think for all intents and purposes, the M8 and M9 work more or less the same - in principle, the technique is applicable to both cameras.

Those are great examples of when I would try to employ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-01-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,180
Posted By Scheelings
The meaning of the original post? Or the post...

The meaning of the original post? Or the post above?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-01-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,180
Posted By Scheelings
The reason is, that for the M8 and M9,...

The reason is, that for the M8 and M9, underexposing the image by several stops and correcting it in software produces a superior image to the alternatives (increasing the ISO above 640 which...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-30-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,180
Posted By Scheelings
OK, Thanks for that - that would be useful using...

OK, Thanks for that - that would be useful using the same trick in manual mode in low light conditions where there is high dynamic range (which might trick the light meter)...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-28-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,180
Posted By Scheelings
Thankyou! This was the info I was looking for!

Thankyou! This was the info I was looking for!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-27-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,180
Posted By Scheelings
If I want to constantly underexpose my image...

If I want to constantly underexpose my image manually, how is it possible for me to rely on the '> 0 <' indicators in-camera? Since you aren't informed by how much you are underexposing....

......
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-27-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,180
Posted By Scheelings
Nobody actually answered my question. Perhaps I...

Nobody actually answered my question. Perhaps I should have been more clear.


I normally shoot manually in low light conditions, however since the ambient light level can vary significantly, it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-25-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,180
Posted By Scheelings
Using Exposure Compensation to deliberatey underexpose

I think all M9 users know that under less than ideal lighting conditions (low light), it is better to underexpose and retain shutter speed than to decrease shutter speed (and risk motion blur) or...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,165
Posted By Scheelings
Thanks Joe, and also to the others who...

Thanks Joe, and also to the others who commented.

Well, I struggled to find the best balance between ISO and aperture at the beginning. I set it to 640, however often this left me with an FPS of 60...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,165
Posted By Scheelings
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5741/22049662163_4f...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5741/22049662163_4f0b29037b_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,165
Posted By Scheelings
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/622/22670825835_6bb...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/622/22670825835_6bbac04aa3_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,165
Posted By Scheelings
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5791/22048079654_fd...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5791/22048079654_fd2b6c3f15_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,165
Posted By Scheelings
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5749/22657339312_55...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5749/22657339312_556dca93ea_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,165
Posted By Scheelings
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/731/22048112744_dd8...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/731/22048112744_dd898b7f2d_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,165
Posted By Scheelings
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5725/22657386852_bb...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5725/22657386852_bbcc8aebef_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,165
Posted By Scheelings
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/586/22049795493_095...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/586/22049795493_0957a631f5_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,165
Posted By Scheelings
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/568/22681578541_607...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/568/22681578541_607a2e3865_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,165
Posted By Scheelings
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/683/22482433320_34d...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/683/22482433320_34de83dcef_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,165
Posted By Scheelings
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/639/22482410080_512...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/639/22482410080_5120266cd2_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,165
Posted By Scheelings
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5711/22482401370_07...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5711/22482401370_07ed2b301c_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-28-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,165
Posted By Scheelings
Well, the wedding went ahead and I did about as...

Well, the wedding went ahead and I did about as well as I could under the conditions.

I used a 35mm Summilux for all the outdoor shots and switched to the 50mm Noctilux indoors. I didn't use a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-05-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,183
Posted By Scheelings
Austria, Innsbruck Although if it's not an...

Austria, Innsbruck

Although if it's not an 'online' solution, I'm not sure how I'd communicate the arrangement of the album....
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-04-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 982
Posted By Scheelings
wrong thread?

I posted a thread about wedding albums:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151701

which I suspect is not in the most appropriate sub-forum.... can a moderator suggest a better...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-04-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,183
Posted By Scheelings
Wedding Album - outsourcing

I didn't quite know where to post this, but I recently did a wedding shoot (my first) and I live in a different country to my friend (the wedding shoot was a gift).

I've picked out about 100 shots,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By Scheelings
M9 Sensor Corrosion - Leica Store Istanbul

Hi all,

I suspect the sensor is starting to corrode as I have spots which cannot be removed (multiple swipes using VDUST-VPLS-2902544 Visible Dust cleaning solution).

I'm currently based in Turkey...
Forum: Photo Software 09-25-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,220
Posted By Scheelings
I just managed to buy the full standalone...

I just managed to buy the full standalone version. But damn what a pain in the a$$ Adobe is with account management and moving countries. I was very close to giving up.
Forum: RFF News 09-09-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 11,490
Posted By Scheelings
Does anyone know what the turnaround time is like?

Does anyone know what the turnaround time is like?
Forum: Photo Software 09-08-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,220
Posted By Scheelings
OEM Lightroom

I'd prefer to get software at a discount, however, I'd prefer not to do it if it's either illegal or dodgy.

What have most people done here? Paid full price and written it off as a business expense?...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-07-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,443
Posted By Scheelings
Really great photos!

Really great photos!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-25-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,644
Posted By Scheelings
x100 AEL / AFL

I just took my x100 out on the weekend and getting familar again with this fantastic camera, however I started experiencing difficulties associated with the setting of the locking for exposure and...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-21-2015
Replies: 369
Views: 68,236
Posted By Scheelings
I found the best compromise with fast moving...

I found the best compromise with fast moving technology is always buy the model down and upgrade one step behind. Saves a fortune
Forum: Off Topic 04-29-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,697
Posted By Scheelings
I don't live in Australia anymore, however seeing...

I don't live in Australia anymore, however seeing things from afar I thought Australia handled the issue really well. You can imagine how the US or perhaps even the UK might have handled it.

There...
Forum: Off Topic 04-29-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,697
Posted By Scheelings
Do you have any links for that - because it seems...

Do you have any links for that - because it seems to contradict the murder rate of less than 1 person per day. Unless they're all classified as homicide without intent?
Forum: Travel 04-17-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,099
Posted By Scheelings
I've travelled extensively (although not yet to...

I've travelled extensively (although not yet to America) through work - particularly in Asia. I've got two suggestions:

1) Retirement locations are like cameras, one size does not fit all and there...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-15-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 5,568
Posted By Scheelings
Wonderful photography suiting black and white...

Wonderful photography suiting black and white perfectly!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By Scheelings
I'll give you my feedback. I think the truck half...

I'll give you my feedback. I think the truck half in the frame at the left is very annoying.

I think the better shot would have been further forward - to try to get up on height and picture the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-18-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,089
Posted By Scheelings
You need a PC with a dedicated colour matched...

You need a PC with a dedicated colour matched screen so that you know those prints will be perfect. What about a high end 7 cartridge professional colour printer?

Do you have a really good bag for...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-16-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 6,849
Posted By Scheelings
There are many other jobs just like that -...

There are many other jobs just like that - they're the jobs that everybody wants to do - and if the market can't differentiate a photograph taken by an expert and a photograph taken by an amateur...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-16-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 6,849
Posted By Scheelings
I'm only an amateur, however this is something...

I'm only an amateur, however this is something that has interested me and I think that one area which can be tapped is by combining photography with your local knowledge.

Marsel Van Oosten has...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-05-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 22,390
Posted By Scheelings
When someone buys a Ferrari, they're not thinking...

When someone buys a Ferrari, they're not thinking it's a competitive, value-added purchase. Leica is a luxury item catering to a smaller group of well heeled photographers.

If it were anything but a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-04-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 10,927
Posted By Scheelings
That says more about the teaching profession than...

That says more about the teaching profession than anything else. In my view in today's world (1st world), that is not a liveable wage.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-03-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 10,927
Posted By Scheelings
You mean at official inflation prices... do you...

You mean at official inflation prices... do you believe your government's inflation statistics?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-03-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,165
Posted By Scheelings
Wow. Such fantastic advice from everyone! Just...

Wow. Such fantastic advice from everyone!

Just to clear a few things up - the guy getting married isn't poor, he's just a cheap ******* like myself and if he'd offered to pay me, I'd never have ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-01-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,165
Posted By Scheelings
Wedding Shoot - Advice?

I wasn't really sure where to actually post this...so any moderators out there, feel free to move it.

I've been asked by a good friend of mine if I would be his wedding photographer - he'd like to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,728
Posted By Scheelings
I originally stated white-gold, however it is...

I originally stated white-gold, however it is actually a blue-black dress as the internet has now revealed. Perhaps it's a camera phone with very poor white-balance?
Forum: Travel 02-26-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,530
Posted By Scheelings
Yeah of course it is, but I suppose I'm trying to...

Yeah of course it is, but I suppose I'm trying to explain away the reason that food seems to be so much better the smaller the town gets - at least in Western Europe.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-26-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 6,544
Posted By Scheelings
I think its a good idea. By limiting yourself,...

I think its a good idea.

By limiting yourself, it forces you to grow as a photographer and to approach a scene with only the tools you chose. It may well cause you to use new methods or see things...
Forum: Travel 02-26-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,530
Posted By Scheelings
I work here - not complaining about Istanbul -...

I work here - not complaining about Istanbul - it's a fantastic city and the people are great - less dodgy people here than Rome, that's for sure!

My food experiences in Europe are similar to yours...
Forum: Travel 02-26-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,568
Posted By Scheelings
I had my Leica over there with no problems....

I had my Leica over there with no problems. Ignore anyone spouting 2nd hand knowledge as many South Africans who now live overseas exaggerate the countries woes and pass on all the worst stories...
Forum: Travel 02-25-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,530
Posted By Scheelings
I live in Istanbul and Turkish food is completely...

I live in Istanbul and Turkish food is completely over-rated. Once you get past all the types of Kebab and the approximately 10 types of Meze you've virtually seen it all - which is what you'd expect...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-25-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,141
Posted By Scheelings
Wouldn't it be much easier to buy a second hand...

Wouldn't it be much easier to buy a second hand one?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-25-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 6,093
Posted By Scheelings
It's often used in Science/Math where by n...

It's often used in Science/Math where by n represents a variable, in this case the 'nth' iteration of the camera, i.e n=1 would be the model after the 240, n=2 would be the next model after that.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-25-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,732
Posted By Scheelings
The factory owners from the West have much higher...

The factory owners from the West have much higher standards than those for local consumption. However the Chinese government will only ever publicly criticize foreign firms as a means of diverting...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-25-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,732
Posted By Scheelings
I agree with you in principle, however I'm not...

I agree with you in principle, however I'm not quite sure what 'exploitation' is.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-10-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 6,093
Posted By Scheelings
Surely the EVF is just using a small fraction of...

Surely the EVF is just using a small fraction of available pixels as an approximation of the image and that no more pixels are used than for cameras with significantly smaller sensors.
Forum: Travel 01-30-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,599
Posted By Scheelings
Depending on the time of year, I'd drive along...

Depending on the time of year, I'd drive along the coast from Melbourne to Cairns / Port Douglas. This would give you 3 major cities (Melbourne, Sydney Brisbane), coastal roads, the blue mountains,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-13-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 11,143
Posted By Scheelings
Is the X100T compatible with 3rd party cases made...

Is the X100T compatible with 3rd party cases made for the X100(s)?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-13-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 14,538
Posted By Scheelings
Is the X100T compatible with 3rd party cases?

Is the X100T compatible with 3rd party cases?
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-12-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 14,587
Posted By Scheelings
I'd print that one. Fantastic shot.

I'd print that one. Fantastic shot.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-11-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,341
Posted By Scheelings
That's very interesting. So clearly its not just...

That's very interesting. So clearly its not just me and that this may in fact be a known problem. I wonder if it is fixable with a firmware update.

The camera is with a family member now, so I'll...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-08-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,341
Posted By Scheelings
I don't think the electronic shutter curtain is...

I don't think the electronic shutter curtain is on. Yes the batteries are original.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-08-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,341
Posted By Scheelings
I just checked - it is in fact the original...

I just checked - it is in fact the original filter... so it can't be that.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,341
Posted By Scheelings
Yes it suggests to me that even though the LCD...

Yes it suggests to me that even though the LCD and viewfinder has switched off, that the camera is not properly powering down. Activating the shutter has no effect. If I take the battery out, of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,341
Posted By Scheelings
No, this will occur minutes after turning it off...

No, this will occur minutes after turning it off - when I move the camera
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-06-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,341
Posted By Scheelings
X100 mechanical problem?

I'm not sure whether this is a known issue, however I've noticed that when I switch off the camera and then move it, there is mechanical movement within the camera - probably adjustment of focus?...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-06-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 7,857
Posted By Scheelings
At what ISO? I thought that the real advantage is...

At what ISO? I thought that the real advantage is to have those 9 stops at a higher ISO. Does the M9 have 9 stops at 1600 or even 800?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-22-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 3,041
Posted By Scheelings
This looks purely like a shutter speed issue and...

This looks purely like a shutter speed issue and not a focusing issue (because the backgrounds in your photos are not blurred). This also suggests that the lens can be opened up - but I'm not sure...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,040
Posted By Scheelings
I look forward to more!

I look forward to more!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-09-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 8,727
Posted By Scheelings
That no longer appears to be true - that's the...

That no longer appears to be true - that's the evolution I learned at school too. Although evidence is present there appears to be a other forces at work - epigenetics - which switches genes on and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-26-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 7,935
Posted By Scheelings
Raid, have a read of this post in which I wrote...

Raid, have a read of this post in which I wrote about becoming jaded... it's not quite the same situation as yours, but I was amazed by some of the responses and at how common it...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-26-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,758
Posted By Scheelings
Very nice shots and great editing.

Very nice shots and great editing.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By Scheelings
Wow ok, that's interesting, can you please send...

Wow ok, that's interesting, can you please send me some more information on that?

Are you saying that this is simply an 'addition' to the camera rather than something being removed?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By Scheelings
Thanks for the quick responses guys. OK so in...

Thanks for the quick responses guys. OK so in terms of compensation, what's do you suppose it's worth?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By Scheelings
Leica M3 viewfinder issue

So I recently sold what I thought was a very nice M3, however after some time, the buyer has gotten back to me stating that in regards to the viewfinder, "there is no thread and the glass seems to...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-16-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,488
Posted By Scheelings
Is English your second language?

Is English your second language?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-09-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,649
Posted By Scheelings
water goods?

water goods?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By Scheelings
No shade was used on either lenses as they didn't...

No shade was used on either lenses as they didn't come with them. You are correct of course - but I don't necessarily think its all bad - it adds to the character.

Shades will also remove both...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By Scheelings
Only the first 2 photos were taken with the Elmar...

Only the first 2 photos were taken with the Elmar - it was also stopped down as I thought that would achieve better sharpness. f5.6 I believe.

-both lenses were M-Mount
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,372
Posted By Scheelings
Thanks for all the responses guys - they're...

Thanks for all the responses guys - they're really great and it's given me a lot to think about.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-17-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By Scheelings
Leica M8 + collapsible Elmar & Summicron

Originally I decided to take some photos with these Leica legacy lenses in order to help sell them.... but now I'm not sure I want to sell them!

The colours are very subtle and the lenses are not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,372
Posted By Scheelings
Unhappy becoming jaded?

This is going to ramble a bit - but I'm going to put down for the first time - my view on photography, where I think I'm going wrong and I'm open to suggestions about how to get back on track.

I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,867
Posted By Scheelings
Oh, and welcome to RFF!

Oh, and welcome to RFF!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,867
Posted By Scheelings
By the way - this website is very useful for...

By the way - this website is very useful for development times:

http://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart.php
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,867
Posted By Scheelings
I did the same thing because I had the lenses and...

I did the same thing because I had the lenses and a great M3 became available. I quickly became disappointed with 35mm scanning and bought a Mamiya 7. Scans were much better.

I found that film has...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 6,061
Posted By Scheelings
No I agree it was completely racist. Some of the...

No I agree it was completely racist. Some of the work I've seen on RFF by the Chinese (dannyChou comes to mind) is fantastic.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-06-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,562
Posted By Scheelings
They render really nice on the m240.... makes me...

They render really nice on the m240.... makes me wonder if i should keep old lenses. I think you should try them with portraiture
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-21-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 14,345
Posted By Scheelings
100 likes :D:D:D

100 likes :D:D:D
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,821
Posted By Scheelings
No, I was trying to focus manually due to the low...

No, I was trying to focus manually due to the low light causing the macro autofocus to continuously mi****. I would have to shine the light onto something at a similar distance in order to get it to...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-20-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,821
Posted By Scheelings
I sort of notice some sparkling - but my shots...

I sort of notice some sparkling - but my shots are out of focus. I think I'm doing it wrong. How do I zoom?

What is the difference between the two types of focus peaking?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-20-2014
Replies: 719
Views: 162,948
Posted By Scheelings
I've finally decided to post here. This is THE...

I've finally decided to post here. This is THE post that made me quit film. Take it as the ultimate compliment. The photos I've seen here as simply so extraordinary that I know that I can never...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,821
Posted By Scheelings
x-100 - manual focus & Focus peaking

Hi everyone,

I'm now in the second week with the x100 and its been a bit of a learning curve. My previous camera experience is only film Leica's and the M8 - so this camera is obviously more...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,774
Posted By Scheelings
Thanks very much everyone for your advice. That...

Thanks very much everyone for your advice. That link has an excellent explanation. Thanks :)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,774
Posted By Scheelings
I saw this on a previous thread - and I worked...

I saw this on a previous thread - and I worked out how to turn on the corrected frame - thanks for this. I didn't realize it was due to parallax error...

I've found the solution though - in the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,774
Posted By Scheelings
I'm not quite sure what you mean. I can't see...

I'm not quite sure what you mean. I can't see these boxes in the OVF. How do I turn on the AF correction mode?

I just googled the problem and steven huff said...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,774
Posted By Scheelings
x100 autofocus issue

Hi everyone, I just picked up an x100 last week and i'm still learning how to use it.

The firmware is the latest.

The problem I have is that autofocus doesn't appear to work very well when looking...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-12-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,117
Posted By Scheelings
Wedding photography

I'm not really sure where to post this, but this is the only thread linking the financial aspects of photography with the art.

I'm getting engaged :P

How much should good wedding photographers...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-12-2014
Replies: 131
Views: 32,524
Posted By Scheelings
Flyalf - you are so lucky being so close to polar...

Flyalf - you are so lucky being so close to polar regions because you have much longer in that 'colour zone' during sunrise and sunset.

Here at the equator - that magic time is half an hour max!
Forum: Off Topic 12-29-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By Scheelings
Expired Film

Hi everyone,

I'm looking to sell my film locally - however some of the film has expired. It has been kept refrigerated the whole time - do you think this should require any discounting? I've already...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-26-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 16,512
Posted By Scheelings
When I get the M9, I'll be purchasing the Zeiss...

When I get the M9, I'll be purchasing the Zeiss 25mm - everyone says it's great - you don't REALLY need a finder - and at least for my purposes - it will be wide enough.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-23-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 3,181
Posted By Scheelings
Leica M8 with 35mm Summilux & 50mm Nocti!

Leica M8 with 35mm Summilux & 50mm Nocti!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-22-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,999
Posted By Scheelings
Likewise I remember many of the photos from RFF...

Likewise I remember many of the photos from RFF after viewing Koven's website. He always creates very striking images - a natural talent.

Congrats Koven
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-08-2013
Replies: 82
M9?
Views: 8,511
Posted By Scheelings
A great summary - thanks for that.

A great summary - thanks for that.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-08-2013
Replies: 82
M9?
Views: 8,511
Posted By Scheelings
But how do the M lenses perform compared to the...

But how do the M lenses perform compared to the Sony lenses? I can't understand why anyone would use their M lenses even if they under perform compared to the (most often) cheaper lenses designed...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-08-2013
Replies: 82
M9?
Views: 8,511
Posted By Scheelings
It's been rumored that the A7 performance with M...

It's been rumored that the A7 performance with M lenses has been less that satisfactory and not consistent across the M lens range.

What are the chances do you think that Sony will update firmware...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-08-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,986
Posted By Scheelings
Maybe I need to get my eyes checked - or perhaps...

Maybe I need to get my eyes checked - or perhaps it's the low res files, but the focus doesn't seem to be spot on. Did you use the EVF or Rangefinder?

Maybe it's because the depth of field is almost...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-05-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By Scheelings
Fantastic work XEONV2...

Fantastic work XEONV2 (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=40274), I really envy your ability to visualise and frame. Your post-processing is also excellent - very subtle but enough...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,569
Posted By Scheelings
Another vote for the Planar - a cheap option...

Another vote for the Planar - a cheap option compared to the Leica - and one that meets your criteria.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-01-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,713
Posted By Scheelings
So the acetone will evaporate and the glue will...

So the acetone will evaporate and the glue will hold again - i.e. you are suggesting it reverses back to full hold
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-24-2013
Replies: 1,352
Views: 322,823
Posted By Scheelings
Agree - stunning!

Agree - stunning!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-18-2013
Replies: 1,352
Views: 322,823
Posted By Scheelings
It's a bit scary at first - I had to wear a...

It's a bit scary at first - I had to wear a sweatband.

I recommend a wet clean with Vdust formula and 1.3x sensor swabs...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-17-2013
Replies: 1,352
Views: 322,823
Posted By Scheelings
nice pics Raid - although time for a sensor...

nice pics Raid - although time for a sensor cleaning!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By Scheelings
Jaap - I have a few questions Do you use filters...

Jaap - I have a few questions

Do you use filters much? I haven't used anything other than my UV / IR Blocking filters.

Is a Lee filter system ideal? Or too much blocking? It seems useful because...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-12-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By Scheelings
Filters normally stack. Have a look at your UV...

Filters normally stack. Have a look at your UV filter - it should have a thread on the front.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-07-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 9,175
Posted By Scheelings
That really is biased for the Northern...

That really is biased for the Northern Hemisphere. Even though I'm technically in the Northern Hemisphere - it's never winter.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-21-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By Scheelings
Thanks for the pointers guys - I'll look into the...

Thanks for the pointers guys - I'll look into the digital print forum too.

Prest_400, I'm in Malaysia
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-20-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By Scheelings
Making the steps towards prints from digital

I decided to start a post on printing because I suppose there are many other amateurs whose productions finish with a digital image that they are happy with for either posting online or simply...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2013
Replies: 1,352
Views: 322,823
Posted By Scheelings
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5450/10156119036_366...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5450/10156119036_366644374c_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2013
Replies: 1,352
Views: 322,823
Posted By Scheelings
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2842/10156181513_acf...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2842/10156181513_acf9eb861e_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2013
Replies: 1,352
Views: 322,823
Posted By Scheelings
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3758/10156023485_6f4...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3758/10156023485_6f459aa925_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2013
Replies: 1,352
Views: 322,823
Posted By Scheelings
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3788/10156185266_055...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3788/10156185266_0559fdabb8_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2013
Replies: 1,352
Views: 322,823
Posted By Scheelings
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3730/10156239563_2e9...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3730/10156239563_2e98b87a7d_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2013
Replies: 1,352
Views: 322,823
Posted By Scheelings
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3683/10154618686_80b...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3683/10154618686_80b7660724_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2013
Replies: 1,352
Views: 322,823
Posted By Scheelings
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2814/10154673523_a93...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2814/10154673523_a93578f2ea_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2013
Replies: 1,352
Views: 322,823
Posted By Scheelings
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7371/10154528035_978...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7371/10154528035_978f395185_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2013
Replies: 1,352
Views: 322,823
Posted By Scheelings
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5462/10154438434_5c2...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5462/10154438434_5c2cb8ee3c_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2013
Replies: 1,352
Views: 322,823
Posted By Scheelings
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2825/10154436324_a4f...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2825/10154436324_a4f9ff6412_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2013
Replies: 1,352
Views: 322,823
Posted By Scheelings
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2829/10154661923_c28...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2829/10154661923_c284cdfb49_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2013
Replies: 1,352
Views: 322,823
Posted By Scheelings
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2862/10154609466_0d9...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2862/10154609466_0d9604d4fc_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2013
Replies: 1,352
Views: 322,823
Posted By Scheelings
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7337/10154606776_c94...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7337/10154606776_c9429958cc_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,278
Posted By Scheelings
Normally I'd say go for the 28mm as I find it the...

Normally I'd say go for the 28mm as I find it the perfect lens on my M8 (I have a Zeiss Biogon), however I find it's too close to my 35mm which I never use and will be waiting until I upgrade to an...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-07-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By Scheelings
Great photos - you have some sensor dust however...

Great photos - you have some sensor dust however which especially shows up on blue blackgrounds! Get some swabs and do a wet clean.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-07-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 7,718
Posted By Scheelings
I have an older version of the Asus you talk...

I have an older version of the Asus you talk about. It's damn fast and I use it for general computing, photo editing and playing games - but it is BIG. Not something I would ever consider bringing on...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-06-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 7,718
Posted By Scheelings
I decided not to go with an Macbook Air 11 for a...

I decided not to go with an Macbook Air 11 for a few reasons:

1) I can't stand the OS
2) I can't justify running Windows on it as I see it as a compromise to what it was supposed to be + extra cost...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-08-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 7,718
Posted By Scheelings
Thanks very much for the responses everyone! It...

Thanks very much for the responses everyone! It appears that the 11inch Apple really is the way to go!
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-01-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 7,718
Posted By Scheelings
best travel laptop for digital editing?

Hi everyone, I've decided it would be good to have a laptop specifically for this purpose. I've considered in Ipad and decided against it because it won't run lightroom. When I'm at home I'd consider...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-20-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By Scheelings
That says more about your opinions that it does...

That says more about your opinions that it does about the camera.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-20-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By Scheelings
The fact that the M Monochrome was listed was...

The fact that the M Monochrome was listed was enough for me to ban that website permanently.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-14-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,537
Posted By Scheelings
Thanks very much guys. I think I get it. As I...

Thanks very much guys. I think I get it. As I understand, I have 3 options (besides just the fixed in-camera settings):

1) don't use a WhiBal card but adjust for the set of photos in Lightroom ...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-13-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,537
Posted By Scheelings
I'm not sure what the white balance eye dropper...

I'm not sure what the white balance eye dropper is. Perhaps that is a specific function of the camera you use. With the m8, when you select the function to use manual white balance, it simply asks...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-13-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,537
Posted By Scheelings
I'm a bit confused about this. The camera...

I'm a bit confused about this. The camera requests you to take an actual photo when manually setting the white balance. Therefore don't you need accurate shutter speed for the given aperture in order...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-13-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,537
Posted By Scheelings
Whibal card + m8 / m9

Does anyone have any experience using this card with an m8 / m9?

My Whibal card just arrived today. It's quite small - Must I move it reasonably close to the camera in order for it to take up what I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-04-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,230
Posted By Scheelings
Do you really think film would have greater...

Do you really think film would have greater texture depth and dimensionality in those lighting conditions?

Low light affects film far more than digital these days.

My experience of working in this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-02-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,230
Posted By Scheelings
Fantastic photos. Froyd - on what basis do you...

Fantastic photos. Froyd - on what basis do you think it does not put the new m in good light?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-29-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,833
Posted By Scheelings
The first photo looks fine - the 2nd looks like...

The first photo looks fine - the 2nd looks like no filter....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-28-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,717
Posted By Scheelings
No. 2 is an amazing photo. Well done! I've got a...

No. 2 is an amazing photo. Well done! I've got a few somewhere that I took with my m8. Not easy! I went high ISO and converted everything to B&W too - a perfect way to deal with noise and it gives...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-18-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 6,044
Posted By Scheelings
The most enjoyable lens for me by far was the...

The most enjoyable lens for me by far was the 28mm biogon. I agree with MCTuomey on that. I have recently bought that 50mm planar and the 28mm biogon is a perfect match for it.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-07-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,465
Posted By Scheelings
If you stay within the vehicle you can get as...

If you stay within the vehicle you can get as close as you want. Lions do not associate vehicles with food.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-07-2013
Replies: 1,352
Views: 322,823
Posted By Scheelings
I love the middle shot with your use of light!

I love the middle shot with your use of light!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-07-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,465
Posted By Scheelings
I went on safari (game drive) for several days in...

I went on safari (game drive) for several days in Sabi. I had my M8 and an old 50mm Summilux and a 28mm! I found that we got close enough for this to be a perfectly acceptable lens...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-03-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By Scheelings
You also need to think about resale value. I'd...

You also need to think about resale value. I'd ask for a price reduction until the camera was at market price subtracting the cost of the quoted repair. That's fair and it saves the seller from...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-27-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By Scheelings
Thanks for the response. No I don't. I'm not...

Thanks for the response. No I don't. I'm not really sure what that is. Is it a device that a camera repair shop would normally have?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-26-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By Scheelings
Rangefinder alignment questions

Hi all,

I just got my Mamiya 7 alignment adjusted because it was out of alignment for infinity.

I've had problems with this camera from the beginning :bang: - in terms of the fact that images I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 5,930
Posted By Scheelings
Any suggestions for Melbourne and Brisbane?

Any suggestions for Melbourne and Brisbane?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 5,930
Posted By Scheelings
Rangefinder Adjustment / Repair - Australia

I'm in despair at the moment. I'm currently based in Malaysia and my Mamiya 7 is out of alignment.

I've tried to get it fixed here - but really I think they just don't have the technical expertise....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-04-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,563
Posted By Scheelings
Fantastic images! You're one lucky man

Fantastic images! You're one lucky man
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,985
Posted By Scheelings
Thanks for the advice and I look forward to...

Thanks for the advice and I look forward to posting something back here in a month
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,985
Posted By Scheelings
Unspoken Rules - Shooting in India

I have a business trip in Mumbai coming up and I think its probably a mistake to leave behind my M3.

As such I'd like to perhaps capture some of India whilst I'm there.

Can anyone suggest any...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-15-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,414
Posted By Scheelings
What do you mostly want to shoot? I really think...

What do you mostly want to shoot? I really think that is one of the biggest influences for lens choice.

e.g. in the Zeiss range, I'd go planar if I wanted an all purpose lens for landscape and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 6,075
Posted By Scheelings
Only 2 comments: 1) Sometimes you need to just...

Only 2 comments:

1) Sometimes you need to just ignore what they think they want. I would definitely have brought some 1600 B&W film for inside shots and used it alongside colour in the other body....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Scheelings
Thanks for the advice everyone. Maddoc, I recall...

Thanks for the advice everyone.

Maddoc, I recall that many people have said similar things - but the differences weren't as great as you imply. I used to use it on my M8 until I sold it. I found the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Scheelings
Swapping 50's

I recently sold my V2 Summilux and plan to replace it with a 50mm Planar as I already have the 28mm Biogon.

I'm doing this so that my lenses produce consistent results - can anyone here give me an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-25-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,360
Posted By Scheelings
I suspect also that the newer lenses are further...

I suspect also that the newer lenses are further up the depreciation curve and will lose more money over time than the Noctilux which should hold its value
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,701
Posted By Scheelings
back to film

So I've sold my M8 and I have way too much film taking up two drawers in my fridge.

So I'm going to spend the next 6 months ~ 1 year shooting film.

The problem is that I have an M3 - with an...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-13-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 12,849
Posted By Scheelings
Hmm, maybe that's because you live in a wealthy...

Hmm, maybe that's because you live in a wealthy country where photographers can earn enough to afford a Leica.

I typically live in countries with high disparity between rich and poor.

I think I've...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-13-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 12,849
Posted By Scheelings
That's because 99.9% real photographer's can't...

That's because 99.9% real photographer's can't afford Leica's - not because the camera isn't more technically capable.

Also, the technical capabilities of the camera only play a small part in the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-07-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By Scheelings
Beautiful shots. A reminder that even though each...

Beautiful shots. A reminder that even though each successive M is better (something perhaps not true of film M's), that the M8 is still an amazingly capable camera that is a joy to use and produces...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-14-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,329
Posted By Scheelings
I don't find that the 28mm Zeiss blockage bothers...

I don't find that the 28mm Zeiss blockage bothers me at all. Of all my lenses - it was the first I bought and still my favourite.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-22-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,031
Posted By Scheelings
hmm I was thinking that star trails with my M3...

hmm I was thinking that star trails with my M3 and 12mm is a possibility - but the resolution just won't hold (at least the way I scan film).

Maybe I should bring out the medium format....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-22-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,230
Posted By Scheelings
Scary as hell. I live in the tropics. I've got...

Scary as hell. I live in the tropics. I've got myself a dry cabinet - but it does make me worried when I take a lens collection out for a 10 day trip...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-21-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,031
Posted By Scheelings
M8 and Star Trails

Hi everyone,

I have a 12mm lens which I thought might be perfect for capturing the sky at night and for the first time since I've had the camera, I may have an opportunity to capture the night...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-21-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 6,780
Posted By Scheelings
I second that. It's very easy and I found it had...

I second that. It's very easy and I found it had better results than the Arctic butterfly.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 01-13-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 15,765
Posted By Scheelings
Not really. I don't think everyone intuitively...

Not really. I don't think everyone intuitively realizes that polling for whether they had problems with their m8 in a sub-forum for m8 problems is likely to be heavily skewed as a higher percentage...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By Scheelings
http://www.flickr.com/groups/summicron35preasph/po...

http://www.flickr.com/groups/summicron35preasph/pool/

To me the rendering, precision and subdued tones look quite similar
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By Scheelings
Leica 35mm pre-asph summicron?

Leica 35mm pre-asph summicron?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-10-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 6,719
Posted By Scheelings
I second that - It's my favourite street lens on...

I second that - It's my favourite street lens on the M8. It's easy to use, it has fantastic warm colours - its simply superb - and it's smaller than the more famous 25mm Biogon. It has very nice...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By Scheelings
I'll add a bit more detail to the story. Someone...

I'll add a bit more detail to the story.

Someone is releasing all their Leica gear in a single package (no interest in selling individual items - strange). However I think the kit is overpriced....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By Scheelings
M Lens Prices - seem erratic - help needed

I've been trying to assess the value of the following two lenses - both in mint condition:

35mm ASPH Summicron

90mm APO ASPH

I've seen both lenses having sold for ~2.5K USD on Ebay. That seems...
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