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Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-01-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 512
Posted By Snapper_uk
Mamiya 43mm + Cokin P vignetting?

I want to use Cokin P filters with the 43mm lens on the Mamiya 7II. Not wanting to waste a film finding out, can anyone tell me if this will lead to any vignetting? What about with the 65mm?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-19-2016
Replies: 73
Views: 14,181
Posted By Snapper_uk
I always got the impression that the Bessas were...

I always got the impression that the Bessas were looked down upon in these parts as the poor relations...

I have an R2a, an R4a and an L and have never felt the urge to use anything else for 35mm.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By Snapper_uk
I thought it a bit strange that the shutter...

I thought it a bit strange that the shutter release was on the left - until I saw another photo in Windows 10 which is a mirror image of the first. Although the dials and lens is not a mirror image -...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By Snapper_uk
What camera is this?

Windows 10 users may be familiar with this photo, but I was wondering what camera this is?

http://www.firlecc.com/images/mypics/camera.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By Snapper_uk
Anton Corbijn bowing out

A sad day indeed - one of the greats of music photography, Anton Corbijn, is calling it a day.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2015/11/musical-iconography
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-30-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,035
Posted By Snapper_uk
As much as mourn the passing of the Holga, I'm...

As much as mourn the passing of the Holga, I'm more saddened by something else linked to in that article the news that Anton Corbijn is giving up photography.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-15-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,821
Posted By Snapper_uk
http://www.firlecc.com/images/mypics/PC041478.jpg ...

http://www.firlecc.com/images/mypics/PC041478.jpg

Lomo Belair - seemed a good idea at the time, but was impossible to hand-hold and keep steady whilst pressing the shutter release.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 4,969
Posted By Snapper_uk
Bessa R2a and Zeiss ZM 35/2

Bessa R2a and Zeiss ZM 35/2
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-28-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 50,454
Posted By Snapper_uk
Yes, it is sad news. I bought a Bessa R2a...

Yes, it is sad news. I bought a Bessa R2a (secondhand) as my introduction to rangefinder photography 10 years ago and I'm still using it regularly with never a problem. I added an R4a a few years ago...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2015
Replies: 381
Views: 52,921
Posted By Snapper_uk
http://www.firlecc.com/images/mypics/horse.jpg Om...

http://www.firlecc.com/images/mypics/horse.jpg

Omaha Beach, Normandy
Fuji X100s
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-29-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 4,824
Posted By Snapper_uk
I had a similar situation - love B&W film, but do...

I had a similar situation - love B&W film, but do not enough time for it. I started shooting a lot more Ilford XP2, taking it to a lab and getting 6x4 prints back. It costs a lot more but then...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-09-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 5,970
Posted By Snapper_uk
You miss my point - the guy is a well-reknown...

You miss my point - the guy is a well-reknown photographer, so the photographs are shot deliberately like this.

But why?

Is it to make the royals appear as 'one of us'?

From The...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-09-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 5,970
Posted By Snapper_uk
So the blown highlights, ugly flash and out of...

So the blown highlights, ugly flash and out of focus doesn't bother you?

I get the shoddily-shot-mobile-phone-pics aesthetic, I just didn't it would be that appropriate given the 'customer'.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-09-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 5,970
Posted By Snapper_uk
Perhaps he fogot to bring his camera and had to...

Perhaps he fogot to bring his camera and had to shoot it all on a cheap mobile phone?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-09-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 5,970
Posted By Snapper_uk
If this was my christening, I'd be asking for my money back

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33467384

Really?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,626
Posted By Snapper_uk
Yes - it's starting to make sense now... "The...

Yes - it's starting to make sense now...

"The site is "de-cluttered" of all the more specialist products because we believe there is a strong novice interest in analogue at the moment and they will...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,626
Posted By Snapper_uk
I got the email too. The site is up - anyone...

I got the email too.

The site is up - anyone else had a look yet?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,309
Posted By Snapper_uk
I was beginning to think I was the only one who...

I was beginning to think I was the only one who had one of these, considering the number of mentions this little beauty gets on RFF.

I'm mostly film, but the XZ-1 does for my digital snappings. I'd...
Forum: Travel 02-03-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,715
Posted By Snapper_uk
There's a lot of places that sell Leica, not so...

There's a lot of places that sell Leica, not so many for Voigtlander or Zeiss.

These might;

http://www.apertureuk.com/

or for Leica

http://www.reddotcameras.co.uk/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,316
Posted By Snapper_uk
How much is it?

How much is it?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-13-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 5,933
Posted By Snapper_uk
Perhaps you may be referring to this - is this...

Perhaps you may be referring to this - is this the ultimate in "I Could Have Taken That" photographs?

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/gursky-the-rhine-ii-p78372

And if I we had, would it have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 700
Posted By Snapper_uk
The Man Who Shot The Great War

Another good one from the BBC.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04pj7jq/the-man-who-shot-the-great-war

enjoy
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-19-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,067
Posted By Snapper_uk
I wouldn't worry about it - I don't think I've...

I wouldn't worry about it - I don't think I've been through too many batteries with my Mamiya in its lifetime. It doesn't exactly eat them up.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 5,537
Posted By Snapper_uk
What are you drinking?

Me? Surely the wine of choice for the rangefinder connoisseur...

http://www.firlecc.com/images/general/pic1.jpg

Although I had to wait ages to get this, it left a slightly bitter aftertaste and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-01-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By Snapper_uk
Indeed. I remember my first magical medium 6x6...

Indeed. I remember my first magical medium 6x6 prints... 35mm always seemed a bit tame after that.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,987
Posted By Snapper_uk
Get another Bessa R2a - that's what I intend to...

Get another Bessa R2a - that's what I intend to do when/if the time comes.
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-06-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 25,076
Posted By Snapper_uk
in 2013 and 2014, 100% film

in 2013 and 2014, 100% film
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-27-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,372
Posted By Snapper_uk
Meopta enlargers are very good value and can be...

Meopta enlargers are very good value and can be found easily s/h in the UK. The Opemus 6 would do 35mm to 6x6 - for example, there's one at http://www.secondhanddarkroom.co.uk going for £185.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,891
Posted By Snapper_uk
Favourite: The humble Bessa R2a Greatest: The...

Favourite: The humble Bessa R2a

Greatest: The Mamiya 7II, for those beautiful 6x7 negs alone
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-24-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,577
Posted By Snapper_uk
I've been using Fomapan 100 in 35mm this year...

I've been using Fomapan 100 in 35mm this year since Adox CHS 100 was discontinued, and I've been pleasantly surprised, I'm loving it. It's £2.50 a roll at Silverprint, you can't argue with that.

I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-01-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4,551
Posted By Snapper_uk
A luxury? No. A roll of 35mm is about the same...

A luxury? No. A roll of 35mm is about the same price as a pint in the UK.

If we are talking about printing black and white, I have this old-fashioned thing called 'an enlarger'. Seems to do the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-30-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,263
Posted By Snapper_uk
Darkroom users in Brighton, UK?

I've seen there's a few members on here from Brighton - is anyone a regular darkroom user?

The darkroom I use at Monolab in St James' St has excellent facilities, and the big attraction for me is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 8,123
Posted By Snapper_uk
Now avaliable in the UK

Adox CHS100 II is now showing on the Ag Photographic website;

http://www.ag-photographic.co.uk/new-adox-chs100-ii-486-c.asp

Says it will be available from next week in 35mm and 5x4.

Looks like...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-16-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By Snapper_uk
Rich - thanks - I'll take a look next week.

Rich - thanks - I'll take a look next week.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By Snapper_uk
Yes some good stuff there - but why was picture 3...

Yes some good stuff there - but why was picture 3 taken with a Holga?!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-27-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By Snapper_uk
Where are all the ZM 21/4.5s?

I've been looking for get a s/h ZM 21mm f/4.5 Biogon for about a year now, but nothing has come up in the RFF Classifieds in the EU and nothing on ebay.

I've got some money from selling some Canon...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-22-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 5,029
Posted By Snapper_uk
If the lens costs more than a B+W UV filter, then...

If the lens costs more than a B+W UV filter, then I'll put a filter on it!!
Forum: RFF Polls 08-15-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 19,116
Posted By Snapper_uk
Ah, but who makes the celebrities? Who buys the...

Ah, but who makes the celebrities? Who buys the magazines and papers the publishes paparazzi pictures? If people weren't so eager to gobble up celebrity culture, there would be no celebrities.

Don't...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-15-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 19,116
Posted By Snapper_uk
Hmmm. How many people ranting against this here...

Hmmm. How many people ranting against this here are actually parents? Or parents of children that are continually followed by paps?

California Senate Bill 606 would expand the stateís definition of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,479
Posted By Snapper_uk
You'll have to pay VAT @ 20%, import duty and the...

You'll have to pay VAT @ 20%, import duty and the mailman will charge you a handling fee on top of that. It's just not worth it.

Buy in the EU and you pay no VAT or import duty.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-13-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 4,789
Posted By Snapper_uk
I never really got much further than the...

I never really got much further than the scanning, I far more enjoy sloshing trays than sliding sliders and doing copious amounts of dust removal.

Plus, scanners, printers etc have a limited...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-12-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 41,921
Posted By Snapper_uk
Sorry, I should have said - I use a V750 and scan...

Sorry, I should have said - I use a V750 and scan as a transparency.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-12-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 41,921
Posted By Snapper_uk
I make a digital contact sheet by putting the...

I make a digital contact sheet by putting the negs into Clearfile transparent negative sheets, then scanning the whole lot in one go on a flatbed, add text via Photoshop and then print off an A4...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 8,123
Posted By Snapper_uk
New Adox CHS 100 II

Anyone else really looking forward to this?

It looks like it has been put back a few months, but may be released in August;


One of the reasons why CHS 100 had to be discontinued in 2012 was the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By Snapper_uk
Be afraid...

Another potential nail in Photography's coffin?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23235771
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-03-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,253
Posted By Snapper_uk
I shall be catching that one on the Iplayer...

I shall be catching that one on the Iplayer later.

His autobiography 'Unreasonable Behaviour' is a very good read.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-28-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 9,076
Posted By Snapper_uk
I love 'em. I don't think I would have got into...

I love 'em. I don't think I would have got into 35mm RFs without CV.

http://www.firlecc.com/images/mypics/IMG_6956.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-25-2013
Replies: 78
Views: 11,903
Posted By Snapper_uk
This is the news I've been dreading. I've had my...

This is the news I've been dreading.

I've had my R2a for almost 10 years now, love it and use it constantly still. So much so I added an R4a to it a few years ago, but now it seems I won't be able...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-11-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,368
Posted By Snapper_uk
Ilford Obscura

Just been emailed about this - another new film camera from Ilford;

http://www.ilfordphoto.com/products/product.asp?n=83&t=ILFORD+CAMERAS
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-22-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,749
Posted By Snapper_uk
I've just compared a Fed4 with my Bessa L and the...

I've just compared a Fed4 with my Bessa L and the shutter volume is pretty much the same - don't know how that compares with the Fed2.

The Bessa is fully manual, there's no aperture priority.

One...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 1,854
Posted By Snapper_uk
Perhaps this will be the thing that leads to...

Perhaps this will be the thing that leads to change in the privacy laws in the Uk - making it illegal to publish a person's image online without their permission. Sure, spy cameras are out there now,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-02-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,751
Posted By Snapper_uk
Don't forget Mamiya - The Mamiya 7, RB67 and...

Don't forget Mamiya - The Mamiya 7, RB67 and RZ67. Are the RB and RZ the last remaining Medium Format SLRs still left in production? And I wonder for how much longer?
Forum: RFF News 04-29-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 7,001
Posted By Snapper_uk
How about automatically locking out Users for a...

How about automatically locking out Users for a day if they mention anything to do with DSLRs in a post?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-17-2013
Replies: 275
Views: 24,701
Posted By Snapper_uk
I was down Brick Lane the other weekend, which is...

I was down Brick Lane the other weekend, which is the Hipster epicentre of London on a Sunday afternoon. I saw only ONE film camera draped around a neck. Call themselves Hip?!

If that was anything...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-27-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,562
Posted By Snapper_uk
No turning point, just a gradual evolution,...

No turning point, just a gradual evolution, finally settling on D76 1+1 - I'm a low volume user and mix up a 1L bag when needed.

A couple of things in this article did surprise me though;
1) "I,...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-26-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 20,477
Posted By Snapper_uk
There hasn't been much activity on this one - are...

There hasn't been much activity on this one - are people as underwhelmed as I am by this camera? Has anyone bought the new glass lenses yet?

With 58mm plastic...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By Snapper_uk
The counter going up to 24 is no guarantee that...

The counter going up to 24 is no guarantee that the film is being wound on - when you got to 24 did the film stop and you couldn't wind it on anymore?

The film not winding on may explain (1) but not...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-20-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,536
Posted By Snapper_uk
The new Rxa/Rxm have magnesium alloy bodies, I...

The new Rxa/Rxm have magnesium alloy bodies, I believe - they are not plastic. Maybe the older Bessas were.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-20-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,536
Posted By Snapper_uk
No - The R2 is discontinued.

No - The R2 is discontinued.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-20-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,536
Posted By Snapper_uk
Yes, you can go manual. I haven't gone manual...

Yes, you can go manual. I haven't gone manual extensively, but the vf shows your selected shutter speed and also the metered speed, which flashes.

I have no idea how it works on the manual versions.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-20-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,536
Posted By Snapper_uk
1 - The M-mount adapter works fine on the Bessas...

1 - The M-mount adapter works fine on the Bessas with no loss of quality

2 - I've had my Bessa R2a for about 8 years and the covering is as good as new

3 - I wouldn't got for the R4a if you want to...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-18-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,148
Posted By Snapper_uk
1-Rainy Day 2-Creating Bubbles 3-Lenin's Bath

1-Rainy Day
2-Creating Bubbles
3-Lenin's Bath
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-09-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,733
Posted By Snapper_uk
Don't believe the hype. A Bessa is every bit a...

Don't believe the hype.

A Bessa is every bit a serious as a Leica. A later Bessa, like the R2a, is a far more useable camera than an M2 - it has TTL metering, aperture priority and a faster shutter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-05-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,451
Posted By Snapper_uk
I've started using Fomapan 100 as an alternative...

I've started using Fomapan 100 as an alternative to CHS 100 and so far it's looking good.

I think Silvermax is a modern-type emulsion, rather than the old-school CHS emulsions. For Ilford, FP4+ or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By Snapper_uk
I love the look of the Efke/Adox CHS films,...

I love the look of the Efke/Adox CHS films, especially CHS 25, despite its quirks (soft emulsion when wet, 120 prone to light leaks, curly negatives and the 120 being a bit short resulting in 9 shots...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-13-2013
Replies: 118
Views: 9,196
Posted By Snapper_uk
It bugs me when people talk anout the 'end' or...

It bugs me when people talk anout the 'end' or 'death' of film. This is not the end at present - it's a rebalancing, as long as people are out there wanting to use it, and obviously there...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 5,284
Posted By Snapper_uk
Hallelujah!! Now, where's that Adox CHS 25 II?

Hallelujah!!

Now, where's that Adox CHS 25 II?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,567
Posted By Snapper_uk
Ah. My Om2n was metering about half a stop out...

Ah. My Om2n was metering about half a stop out compared to a handheld meter and a couple of modern cameras. I'm also using silver oxide batteries.

So I've set the compensation dial to make up for...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-06-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By Snapper_uk
Thanks for the links, very useful, I will be...

Thanks for the links, very useful, I will be giving them a call. Although some of the pricing looks like more than the camera is actually worth.

But a Hasselblad is a Hasselblad, after all.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-06-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By Snapper_uk
Hasselblad repair in the UK

My beloved early 80's C/M 500 had died (and I thought they were indestructible?). After six months at a local independent repairers, they've given up trying to find the spare part needed to fix it,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By Snapper_uk
Large Format photography on the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21243179

Good to see large format photography in the 'news'.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,205
Posted By Snapper_uk
7dayshop used to be the cheapest around five or...

7dayshop used to be the cheapest around five or so years back - but these prices are horrific! £7.79 for a roll of HP5+?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 10,000
Posted By Snapper_uk
I would second ag-photographic, although...

I would second ag-photographic, although Silverprint are doing Fomapan at very good prices at the moment.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-13-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 7,525
Posted By Snapper_uk
1 - Man Centered Squares Triangles 2 - Lost In...

1 - Man Centered Squares Triangles
2 - Lost In Thought
3 - Winter Seagulls
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-17-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By Snapper_uk
Shelf life of powders

I haven't done any home printing for a while, but I'm going to have a go this week. I've just found a few boxes Fomatol PW paper developer in the loft - expiry date is 2006 and it's been stored in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 18,350
Posted By Snapper_uk
Fascinating. Fomatone MG Classic has been my...

Fascinating. Fomatone MG Classic has been my favourite FB paper for quite a while now. Prices have slowly caught up with other papers, but it's worth every penny.

I'm just getting into Fomapan film...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-13-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 20,477
Posted By Snapper_uk
I can't see any prices for these - the link on...

I can't see any prices for these - the link on the Lomo website seems to be broken. Any ideas? Shame the widest is 90mm, I'm liking the 58mm angle of view I get with the plastic lens so far.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-13-2012
Replies: 157
Views: 12,141
Posted By Snapper_uk
None of the above. That's why I'm RFF.

None of the above.

That's why I'm RFF.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-11-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 20,477
Posted By Snapper_uk
Flimsy? I'm not sure what you planned to do with...

Flimsy? I'm not sure what you planned to do with this camera or what you were expecting. £125 (with discounts) for a 6x12 folder with two lenses - the build is not going to be leica-esque.

I've used...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-04-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 20,477
Posted By Snapper_uk
I'll give you three guesses where it was made...

I'll give you three guesses where it was made (clue: it's not Germany).

I have the basic model, so it's all plastic, apart from some metal parts in the folding mechanism. But it's a pretty solid...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-04-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 20,477
Posted By Snapper_uk
It's fresh out of the box!

It's fresh out of the box!
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-04-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 20,477
Posted By Snapper_uk
She's a beauty! It feels pretty solid for a...

She's a beauty!

It feels pretty solid for a plastic camera, it's certainly no Holga. Shown along side a Bessa L, it's not that huge either.

http://www.firlecc.com/images/mypics/PC041478.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-03-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 20,477
Posted By Snapper_uk
The Belair is apparently in the post to me...

The Belair is apparently in the post to me already, on its way... I have a load of expired film waiting to use up/waste on this!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-23-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,542
Posted By Snapper_uk
Ah - should have read the smallprint - that was...

Ah - should have read the smallprint - that was procamerashop. I was almost tempted myself at that price...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-23-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,542
Posted By Snapper_uk
I'd check your sums. X-Pro1 plus a 60mm is about...

I'd check your sums. X-Pro1 plus a 60mm is about £1300, then you can get the 35mm for free with the current Fuji offer before end of December.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By Snapper_uk
Silvermax in the UK

Just had an email from Ag-Photographic - they are now stocking Adox Silvermax film and developer.

I'd like to give this a try - the developer is a bit pricey, but I could probably do about 25 films...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 5,277
Posted By Snapper_uk
You do actually require a permit to photograph...

You do actually require a permit to photograph within a London station or on the Underground, so don't get surprised if you get pulled up.

I was politely asked once to stop taking photos at...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-01-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,023
Posted By Snapper_uk
You'll not regret getting the Bessa! However, if...

You'll not regret getting the Bessa!

However, if you are not getting the 40/1.4, then consider getting an R2M or A if you think you might get a 35mm in the future. If you'll be using 50mm the whole...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,867
Posted By Snapper_uk
Ah - actually it's in the 441,000 range!

Ah - actually it's in the 441,000 range!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,867
Posted By Snapper_uk
Yes, that's the one I saw. I think there's some...

Yes, that's the one I saw. I think there's some scaremongering going on - someone posted a video of them sticking a geiger counter in front of the lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,867
Posted By Snapper_uk
Zuiko radioactive? Really?!

I've had an Ebay buyer asking to pull out of buying a OM Zuiko 50/1.4 as they say they have since found out it is radioactive. This sounds a bit of flimsy excuse to pull out to me, but I thought I'd...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-29-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By Snapper_uk
It's a great feeling, isn't it? I still find...

It's a great feeling, isn't it?

I still find developing quite relaxing and rewarding, even after doing it for about 10 years, as opposed to clicking and sliding in LR.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2012
Replies: 9,007
Views: 882,737
Posted By Snapper_uk
An OM Zuiko 28/2 (came with an OM2 and 50/1.4,...

An OM Zuiko 28/2 (came with an OM2 and 50/1.4, which I will sell on as I already have one of each). An embarrassingly good deal.

Five rolls of Fomapan 100 to see if it will be an adequate...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-19-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 20,477
Posted By Snapper_uk
Oops. I just pre-ordered one.

Oops. I just pre-ordered one.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,048
Posted By Snapper_uk
I used to use 7dayshop, but they seemed to give...

I used to use 7dayshop, but they seemed to give up on film a few years ago. Nowadays Ag Photographic is my choice - great service and prices, quick delivery. I also use Silverprint when I can get...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2012
Replies: 118
Views: 26,764
Posted By Snapper_uk
I was away on holiday when this news broke, but...

I was away on holiday when this news broke, but yesterday I managed to get some CHS 100 in 120 from Silverprint (UK). Unfortunately there was no CHS 25 left, except in 10x8... I almost considered...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2012
Replies: 193
Views: 23,011
Posted By Snapper_uk
Film rebate borders/filed out neg carrier borders...

Film rebate borders/filed out neg carrier borders on digital shots.

Not having time to even shoot, let alone develop and print...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-08-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,687
Posted By Snapper_uk
I love using my Bessas and film, but I've got a...

I love using my Bessas and film, but I've got a great offer for an R-D1 on the table. Does anyone here switch between the two, or does the R-D1 take over once you've got one.

I'm looking for a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-08-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,483
Posted By Snapper_uk
Now I have my answer... I was bidding on a UNUSED...

Now I have my answer... I was bidding on a UNUSED R-D1 last night, which finally went for £670.

Did anyone here get it?

So the price of a mint R-D1 is about what a brand new x100 would cost. Hmmm.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-15-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,483
Posted By Snapper_uk
Prices for RD-1 in the UK?

Has anyone bought an RD-1 in the UK recently?

I've watched every (I think) ebay auction for RD-1 over the last few months to see what the going rate is but none have them have ever...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-12-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 6,938
Posted By Snapper_uk
If only they were cheap as chips - the going...

If only they were cheap as chips - the going price in UK seems to be about £800, which is a £100 more than a new X100 or an R3a.

I love the idea of having one of these, it's a nice camera despite...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-12-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 6,938
Posted By Snapper_uk
As opposed to spending all your wages on an...

As opposed to spending all your wages on an ageing digital camera?

Yes, there are plenty here who shoot film on rangefinders. Processing black and white film is not complicated or expensive, once...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-25-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By Snapper_uk
Hasselblad problem

My 500 c/m froze mid shot the other day. The blades are closed, the flaps at the back are still open, it won't wind on and the lens won't come off.

Is this anything that I can fix easily myself, or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 4,036
Posted By Snapper_uk
Well, as long as there is just ONE quality film...

Well, as long as there is just ONE quality film left standing, then I'll be using it.

True, the choices available are forever dwinding. But - just how much choice do you get with digital? If you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 4,036
Posted By Snapper_uk
Use hp5+... or XP2 ... or Adox 400... or delta...

Use hp5+... or XP2 ... or Adox 400... or delta 400... or use a different ISO.

There will always be at least one film out there (at least in my lifetime).
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By Snapper_uk
Perhaps someone could explain the use of...

Perhaps someone could explain the use of paragraphs to the author?

"As for me, Iím certain that the digital rangefinder for me is out there on the horizon. It will be small, unobtrusive,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 14,670
Posted By Snapper_uk
It's horses for courses. The Mamiya beats Leica...

It's horses for courses. The Mamiya beats Leica for image quality, given the lenses and the size of negative - but this assumes you are printing, and not doing tiny lo-res pics for posting online....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-02-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By Snapper_uk
Sad to see. I used to use Boots all the time for...

Sad to see. I used to use Boots all the time for 35mm c41 processing. This is a big nail in the coffin of film in the UK.

Now I use a local lab. Ray - how close are you to Brighton? I can thoroughly...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-24-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 7,413
Posted By Snapper_uk
Me too. An Olympus XZ-1 for happy snapping, the...

Me too. An Olympus XZ-1 for happy snapping, the rest is film.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,686
Posted By Snapper_uk
I'm going the other way - selling an L-series...

I'm going the other way - selling an L-series Canon lens to make way for more film-based RF gear.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,184
Posted By Snapper_uk
Olympus XZ-1 +1

Olympus XZ-1

+1
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-19-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By Snapper_uk
How much warmth? Gas mark?

How much warmth? Gas mark?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-18-2012
Replies: 379
Views: 194,438
Posted By Snapper_uk
Menage A Trois

I finally couldn't resist the call of the R4a, off the RFF classifieds

http://www.firlecc.com/images/mypics/IMG_6956.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-18-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By Snapper_uk
It's an Industar 61 53/2.8

It's an Industar 61 53/2.8
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-18-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By Snapper_uk
Is it supposed to be like this?!

A few years ago I bought a FED4 (type b) in a moment of ebay madness. It's in great cosmetic condition, but I've never actually put a film through it, put off by the tiny viewfinder, and also the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,336
Posted By Snapper_uk
I'd buy the Bessa film version of this for $500...

I'd buy the Bessa film version of this for $500 if Cosina would make it. I won't hold my breath though.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-09-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 5,778
Posted By Snapper_uk
That's put the Kodak prices on par with Fuji...

That's put the Kodak prices on par with Fuji where I get my film from in the UK, at about £6.20 for a roll of 35mm Portra 160. Ouch.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-08-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 4,748
Posted By Snapper_uk
Eh? Did I read that correctly? So, where does...

Eh? Did I read that correctly?

So, where does the film go then? :)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-08-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By Snapper_uk
Wow! Thanks for the link. Reading that I start to...

Wow! Thanks for the link. Reading that I start to realise how little I know about printing.... A telling quote from this book regarding this thread:

"The single most important piece of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-07-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By Snapper_uk
Rodenstock do the Rodagon range, which is...

Rodenstock do the Rodagon range, which is probably the equivalent of the Companon. But also there's the Apo-Rodagon-N range, which is better. I picked a s/h 50mm one up on ebay years ago for not a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-02-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By Snapper_uk
... or one of the bad things if you need to get...

... or one of the bad things if you need to get back to work...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-02-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By Snapper_uk
I can't believe I forgot about this! I'll make...

I can't believe I forgot about this!

I'll make up by visiting this at Tate Modern next week...

http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/newdocumentary%20forms/default.shtm
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-02-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By Snapper_uk
I'm in the same situation - fixer now seems to be...

I'm in the same situation - fixer now seems to be the biggest cost of developing as I can go months between dev'ing films, by which time the last batch of fix has gone off.

The only solution I have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By Snapper_uk
If you are using 35mm mostly then the R3a is not...

If you are using 35mm mostly then the R3a is not a great choice - but the Bessa R2a is perfect for the 35mm lens.

If you are using the 28mm a lot then consider the Bessa R4a, as that has 28mm...
Forum: Olympus RF 02-24-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 18,643
Posted By Snapper_uk
Adox CHS 100 in a 35RD...

Adox CHS 100 in a 35RD...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-10-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 6,647
Posted By Snapper_uk
If you think photojournalism is dying, take a...

If you think photojournalism is dying, take a look at the winners from World Press Photo here;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-16979784
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-25-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 5,016
Posted By Snapper_uk
Because; a) I wanted a new RF after getting fed...

Because;
a) I wanted a new RF after getting fed up with messing around with old RFs, plus I wanted AE
b) I didn't want to splash out on an M7
c) I had never heard of Rangefinderforum at the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-21-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By Snapper_uk
+1 for Ag Photographic - very good customer...

+1 for Ag Photographic - very good customer service and best film prices around.

It used to be 7dayshop for me, but they don't seem to do Ilford products anymore - AgP has stepped in quite nicely.
Forum: Olympus RF 11-16-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 7,789
Posted By Snapper_uk
What he said. Put the RD into auto-mode (the big...

What he said. Put the RD into auto-mode (the big red A on the barrel), point it at something bright, press the shutter halfway down and the needle will point to the f-stop for that brightness. Point...
Forum: Olympus RF 11-16-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 7,789
Posted By Snapper_uk
No, it sounds as if you do have a new battery in...

No, it sounds as if you do have a new battery in it.
Forum: Olympus RF 11-16-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 7,789
Posted By Snapper_uk
Yes, that's the place I get all my batteries...

Yes, that's the place I get all my batteries from. I went for the silver oxide S625PX, which are £6 each, so you see why I said look after your batteries!
Forum: Olympus RF 11-16-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 7,789
Posted By Snapper_uk
You should see a faint second image within the...

You should see a faint second image within the yellow patch super-imposed over the main view. Align these two images to get the camera to focus where you want it.
Forum: Olympus RF 11-16-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 7,789
Posted By Snapper_uk
The rangefinder patch on mine (the small yellow...

The rangefinder patch on mine (the small yellow square) is not very bright either - maybe that's how they are meant to be. It should affect the focussing (assuming you can see the second image within...
Forum: Olympus RF 11-16-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 7,789
Posted By Snapper_uk
Try taking the batteries out and using it in...

Try taking the batteries out and using it in manual mode to start, then see if you are still getting the same shutter problem.

The dead batteries won't affect the viewfinder though. It may need a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2011
Replies: 79
Views: 7,311
Posted By Snapper_uk
If you are using film, then yes, ABSOLUTELY learn...

If you are using film, then yes, ABSOLUTELY learn to print black and white if you have the opportunity. It's what film was meant for.

You won't got wrong with the Zeiss 35/2.

Personally, I'd skip...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-11-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 2,944
Posted By Snapper_uk
That's interesting... A ZI + ZM Sonnar would cost...

That's interesting... A ZI + ZM Sonnar would cost us about 2,600 Ä over here. You wonder how we can ever afford to do photography in the UK. :mad:
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-06-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,416
Posted By Snapper_uk
What shop(s) will it be on sale at?

What shop(s) will it be on sale at?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-04-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 5,151
Posted By Snapper_uk
Is anyone using the re-introduced Agfa Precisa?...

Is anyone using the re-introduced Agfa Precisa? At £3.85 a roll, that's half the price of Provia and a pound cheaper than Elite Chrome.

Where do you get E6 done at £2.50?
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-04-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,501
Posted By Snapper_uk
It would produce very dark skies I would imagine...

It would produce very dark skies I would imagine - I used to use a polarizer for b&w and sometimes the sky would appear almost black. Don't use a polarizer anymore though as they are a pain with RFs.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-02-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 10,498
Posted By Snapper_uk
Danny - Great stuff - what film are you using...

Danny - Great stuff - what film are you using here?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,569
Posted By Snapper_uk
With the price of film these days, I don't throw...

With the price of film these days, I don't throw anyhting away that's expired. I save the really old stuff for snapping or something more experimental - holgas, pinholes etc.

Is the expiry date...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,728
Posted By Snapper_uk
Luton Cameras did a good job bringing my Olympus...

Luton Cameras did a good job bringing my Olympus 35RD back to life.

http://www.lutoncameras.co.uk/
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-25-2011
Replies: 116
Views: 14,211
Posted By Snapper_uk
Owning a film camera.

Owning a film camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2011
Replies: 83
Views: 6,155
Posted By Snapper_uk
I think that if HCB had have been around today,...

I think that if HCB had have been around today, he would have stuck to painting and we would never have heard of him.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2011
Replies: 83
Views: 6,155
Posted By Snapper_uk
No. The cameras you describe as making...

No.

The cameras you describe as making rangefinders redundant are point & shoot cameras. There are people that want a bit more than that from a camera. If that wasn't so, auto-everything...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-08-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By Snapper_uk
You'll need to set exposure compensation yourself...

You'll need to set exposure compensation yourself as the Mamiya 7 doesn't have ttl metering.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2011
Replies: 330
Views: 50,247
Posted By Snapper_uk
This gets used every now and then, lovely pics......

This gets used every now and then, lovely pics... From 1961.

http://www.firlecc.com/images/mypics/IMG_5988.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-19-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By Snapper_uk
Buying in the US from the UK

What's the experience that UK people have had buying new gear from the US? What tax and charges did you have to pay?

CameraQuest have some nice deals for new CV gear, especially with the free...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-17-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 6,205
Posted By Snapper_uk
You got me there. Let's just say I don't 'need' a...

You got me there. Let's just say I don't 'need' a digital camera, and I have other cameras to use. But to get me to shell out £1000 (which is still quite a lot of money in the impoverished United...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-13-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 6,205
Posted By Snapper_uk
I should add that I didn't like the look of the...

I should add that I didn't like the look of the M9 either:eek:
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-13-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 6,205
Posted By Snapper_uk
Have you just walked away?

Yesterday I went to my local hi-tech camera shop with the intention of getting an X100. I'm not anti-digital as such, but when I buy (another) digital camera, I want it to be the last one I'll...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 6,070
Posted By Snapper_uk
Zeiss ZM35/2. Fantatstic combination of size,...

Zeiss ZM35/2. Fantatstic combination of size, speed, quality and price.
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-22-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 9,583
Posted By Snapper_uk
Film - Soul Digital - Fakery

Film - Soul
Digital - Fakery
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-17-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 2,997
Posted By Snapper_uk
I love my R2a and would not hesitate getting...

I love my R2a and would not hesitate getting another if I lost it. I use it a lot on beaches (I have small children) and not had a problem. In fact, if I had an M7 I'd probably be too worried about...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-13-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,077
Posted By Snapper_uk
David Peat's Street Photography on the BBC

Take a look here on the BBC Website - interesting stuff...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-14126913
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,708
Posted By Snapper_uk
Just how much of a Zuikoholic are you?

I admit, I'm now a Zuikoholic. The OM system is a great way of getting some really good lenses for not a lot of money, and I've been buying up a few of the easier to find lenses.

But I've seen some...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-27-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 8,750
Posted By Snapper_uk
SPLASH!! You really want to sell the ultimate...

SPLASH!!

You really want to sell the ultimate image quality film rangefinder for a DIGITAL (which you already have)?:eek:

I'll take the 50mm off your hands....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-10-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 5,221
Posted By Snapper_uk
A digital Mamiya 7. So it looks like I'll be...

A digital Mamiya 7. So it looks like I'll be using film for the foreseeable future....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-01-2011
Replies: 156
Views: 18,519
Posted By Snapper_uk
I refer you to this morning's London Metro...

I refer you to this morning's London Metro ('Yesterday's News Today'), page 35, and the 17 coolest things in the world today... according to Stuff...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,821
Posted By Snapper_uk
And I thought Hipstamatic was the work of the...

And I thought Hipstamatic was the work of the Devil....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-20-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 4,969
Posted By Snapper_uk
What's wrong with the shutter release?

What's wrong with the shutter release?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-20-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 4,969
Posted By Snapper_uk
Exactly. Which is perfect - unless you are the...

Exactly. Which is perfect - unless you are the sort of person who wants to own 5+ 35mm lenses and discuss the merits of each.... There's six lenses, all made by Mamiya, and that's all there ever will...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-20-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 4,969
Posted By Snapper_uk
Yes, absolutely. The Mamiya's lenses plus the...

Yes, absolutely.

The Mamiya's lenses plus the huge 6x7 negative will blow the Leica away when it comes to image quality. But there are some drawbacks;

Positives
+ image quality
+ AE mode
+ almost...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-08-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,028
Posted By Snapper_uk
Yes, absolutely. I did it with a borrowed 43mm -...

Yes, absolutely. I did it with a borrowed 43mm - superb results.

I wouldn't recommend getting the panoramic kit though. My 35mm pics didn't seem to be as sharp as when I used 120 film, so I sold it...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-08-2011
Replies: 95
Views: 12,830
Posted By Snapper_uk
One camera to do eveything?.... Hasselblad...

One camera to do eveything?.... Hasselblad 500c/m, I'm afraid
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-24-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,699
Posted By Snapper_uk
My Autocord (same era as yours) focus is starting...

My Autocord (same era as yours) focus is starting to get a bit stiff. I've used Clock Tower Cameras in Brighton a few times for repairs and they've done a good job. Let me know if you find anywhere...
Forum: Photo Software 03-08-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 9,913
Posted By Snapper_uk
That's not really a good analogy. A better one...

That's not really a good analogy. A better one would be perhaps a journalist that chooses to omit a fact from a true story, on the basis that he didn't like that fact or it didn't fit the story he...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-03-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,194
Posted By Snapper_uk
The ability to manually focus quickly and...

The ability to manually focus quickly and accuately is one of the big appeals of rangefinders for me. None of that bleep bleep bleep, flashing red squares rubbish....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,869
Posted By Snapper_uk
Try taking some photos of jets on a fighter base...

Try taking some photos of jets on a fighter base In Greece and see how far that gets you....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-19-2011
Replies: 1,349
Views: 266,641
Posted By Snapper_uk
http://www.firlecc.com/images/mypics/IMG_6068.jpg ...

http://www.firlecc.com/images/mypics/IMG_6068.jpg

Fed4
Forum: Olympus RF 02-19-2011
Replies: 117
Views: 49,063
Posted By Snapper_uk
Show us your Olympus 35xx

I can't believe there's not one of these already. Olympus 35RC, RD, SP etc only please....

Here's my RD....

http://www.firlecc.com/images/mypics/IMG_6046.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-19-2011
Replies: 1,179
Views: 450,711
Posted By Snapper_uk
Minolta Autocord

http://www.firlecc.com/images/mypics/IMG_5988.jpg

RG, 1st version I believe, from around 1961
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-19-2011
Replies: 216
Views: 25,688
Posted By Snapper_uk
Bessa L 'chrome'

http://www.firlecc.com/images/mypics/IMG_6017.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-19-2011
Replies: 379
Views: 194,438
Posted By Snapper_uk
My Babies

http://www.firlecc.com/images/mypics/IMG_6003.jpg

http://www.firlecc.com/images/mypics/IMG_6006.jpg

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Bessa R2a + 21/4 and Bessa L + 25/4.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2011
Replies: 5
Hp5
Views: 1,001
Posted By Snapper_uk
Depends where you are - have a look at Ag...

Depends where you are - have a look at Ag Photographic, they do bulk Hp5+

http://www.ag-photographic.co.uk/hp5-400asa-20-c.asp
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-06-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 6,184
Posted By Snapper_uk
Park Cameras, just outside of Brighton, are...

Park Cameras, just outside of Brighton, are advertising in at £1,020. They normally have pretty competitve prices.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By Snapper_uk
It's another Point and Shoot! You point, you...

It's another Point and Shoot!

You point, you shoot, camera does the rest. 'Nuff said.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2011
Replies: 28
Poll: CL vs R3a
Views: 3,808
Posted By Snapper_uk
Why not get an R2a? I expect you'll be able to...

Why not get an R2a? I expect you'll be able to see 35mm framelines with glasses on.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 6,807
Posted By Snapper_uk
Second hand? Do people actually buy second hand...

Second hand? Do people actually buy second hand digital? Sounds like a recipe for disaster to me....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-01-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,362
Posted By Snapper_uk
So what's wrong with the R3a + 40mm? Is it...

So what's wrong with the R3a + 40mm? Is it broken?

You have a far superior set up there than the X100 is likely to be.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 3,898
Posted By Snapper_uk
Ah, but that would be for those who actually...

Ah, but that would be for those who actually believe "it's not the process, it's the final image that counts"....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 6,601
Posted By Snapper_uk
Mamiya 7 + 80mm + Velvia 50

New Zealand with Mamiya 7
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,840
Posted By Snapper_uk
Are you sure?!! You'd be better of reading the...

Are you sure?!! You'd be better of reading the Fuji product brochure - same thing really.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 3,269
Posted By Snapper_uk
I was looking for a OM 50/1.4 and watched a Buy...

I was looking for a OM 50/1.4 and watched a Buy It Now one out of interest. £80 was the price - probably £20 over what auctioned items go for. There was a blown out side-on photo, no photo of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 3,269
Posted By Snapper_uk
Put it on with an extortionate Buy-It-Now price....

Put it on with an extortionate Buy-It-Now price. Some idiot will eventually buy it.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 10,734
Posted By Snapper_uk
I'm talking about having a new compact. I have a...

I'm talking about having a new compact. I have a Olympus 35RD, but Aperture Priority would be nice and a meter that actually gave accurate readings....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 10,734
Posted By Snapper_uk
So, is the X100 the digital camera that it's ok...

So, is the X100 the digital camera that it's ok for film users to like?

What would be nice, is an X100 that took film. A metal compact 35mm body, retro styling, quality f/2 lens.... Bessa X-100...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2010
Replies: 677
Views: 50,721
Posted By Snapper_uk
Digital black & white photography

Digital black & white photography
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-03-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 7,971
Posted By Snapper_uk
I meant in overall sharpness, but the contrast is...

I meant in overall sharpness, but the contrast is not great either.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-03-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 7,971
Posted By Snapper_uk
a few more....

a few more....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-03-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 7,971
Posted By Snapper_uk
Here are some pics from my first roll - just...

Here are some pics from my first roll - just straight scans of the negs, so not great prints...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-03-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 7,971
Posted By Snapper_uk
Just how sharp is the 21mm lens? The last set of...

Just how sharp is the 21mm lens? The last set of pics I've got back are a bit on the soft side - I've mostly used the lens at f/8, I love the perspective but the sharpness even in 7x5" prints is...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-30-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 7,971
Posted By Snapper_uk
I got the 21mm a few weeks ago (pics to follow),...

I got the 21mm a few weeks ago (pics to follow), but when I screw in the lens, the centre mark on the f-scale on the lens barrel does not go centrally on the camera - it's about 5mm off centre. Is...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-02-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 7,971
Posted By Snapper_uk
Thanks for the advice - I went for the 21mm in...

Thanks for the advice - I went for the 21mm in the end and had great fun using it with the Bessa L body, although give me the aperture priority of the R2a anyday. I'll post some pics when I print...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-24-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 7,971
Posted By Snapper_uk
15mm vs 21mm CV lenses

This is my first time on this site, I can't believe I've never come across it before...

Having been snapping happily away with my R2A and 50mm for a while, I'm now looking for something a bit wider....
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