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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-23-2015
Replies: 134
Views: 16,804
Posted By xxloverxx
http://photos.hugopoon.com/Portfolio/Black-White-V...

http://photos.hugopoon.com/Portfolio/Black-White-VII/i-gND327p/0/L/F1000017-L.jpg

Parmentier (http://photos.hugopoon.com/Portfolio/Black-White-VII/i-gND327p)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-20-2015
Replies: 3,339
Views: 576,270
Posted By xxloverxx
http://photos.hugopoon.com/Vacation/2015-04-Marsei...

http://photos.hugopoon.com/Vacation/2015-04-Marseille/i-7Z6MrG2/0/M/F1010026-M.jpg

Marseille (http://photos.hugopoon.com/Vacation/2015-04-Marseille/i-7Z6MrG2)
Forum: Travel 04-06-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By xxloverxx
I've always loved Billingham bags and have only...

I've always loved Billingham bags and have only ever had one person open it and try to take my wallet in the metro, but the Reflexion and DNA 11 both look low key enough not to attract attention in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-25-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,595
Posted By xxloverxx
If every camera has the same brassing, it's...

If every camera has the same brassing, it's hardly special, surely? Price aside…
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,109
Posted By xxloverxx
I've never had film damaged, but the way I...

I've never had film damaged, but the way I usually do it is to always carry it, and go through security 30 minutes before I actually "need" to and make sure to insist on hand-checks. In some...
Forum: Travel 11-16-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 14,934
Posted By xxloverxx
I live in Paris and have "phases" of using either...

I live in Paris and have "phases" of using either 35mm or 50mm. I rarely take both out at once, unless it's a party or something where I might need to go from cramped situations to the street and use...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-16-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 16,804
Posted By xxloverxx
Incredible photos from everyone…here're some of...

Incredible photos from everyone…here're some of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 4,554
Posted By xxloverxx
Beautiful. Wish I could've been there…started...

Beautiful. Wish I could've been there…started days after I left to go back to Paris :(
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-20-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,148
Posted By xxloverxx
Thanks for the advice all, I'll be sure to bring...

Thanks for the advice all, I'll be sure to bring some extra freezer bags.

I'll probably be bringing my Rollei 35S as a spare too. It'll be lighter than a Nikon FM.

I'll be in Vancouver from 19...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-19-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,148
Posted By xxloverxx
M2 & M6 in Toronto in January

Tried searching, but haven't found too many results:

I'm going to be in Canada this winter: Vancouver until the new year, then Toronto for a week.

Vancouver, I'm not worried about. Toronto, I am...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 3,462
Posted By xxloverxx
http://photos.hugopoon.com/Parties/20140509-Weeken...

http://photos.hugopoon.com/Parties/20140509-Weekend/i-wR7hRGx/0/L/F1000019-L.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2014
Replies: 3,339
Views: 576,270
Posted By xxloverxx
http://photos.hugopoon.com/Portfolio/Black-White-V...

http://photos.hugopoon.com/Portfolio/Black-White-VI/i-RBqh5Bg/0/M/F1020002-M.jpg
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-06-2014
Replies: 116
Views: 20,568
Posted By xxloverxx
The "tourist" act usually works really well,...

The "tourist" act usually works really well, especially if you also have a linguistic advantage.

Unfortunately, in Paris, it also tends to attract a lot of scammers. Swings and roundabouts.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,625
Posted By xxloverxx
This doesn't really answer your question, but I...

This doesn't really answer your question, but I grew up in a city with very heavy rains in summer (Hong Kong) and have developed a habit of always carrying a plastic bag in my regular bag. If the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-25-2014
Replies: 116
Views: 20,568
Posted By xxloverxx
I'd say so —*a bit like stealth videography I...

I'd say so —*a bit like stealth videography I guess.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-16-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,445
Posted By xxloverxx
No black paint M-A?

No black paint M-A?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-16-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 40,789
Posted By xxloverxx
I can't really understand why they'd release a 35...

I can't really understand why they'd release a 35 1.7 that's bigger than a 35 1.4. Optical differences, sure, but…
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,234
Posted By xxloverxx
A stronger r/f? Surely the M3 has a longer...

A stronger r/f? Surely the M3 has a longer effective base?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,186
Posted By xxloverxx
I think that people in general are so sensitive...

I think that people in general are so sensitive to the presence of cameras these days that the colour makes little difference. I say this from experience using both chrome and black lenses —*people...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,234
Posted By xxloverxx
I find the paired framelines a little more...

I find the paired framelines a little more cluttered than the "pure" single framelines of the M2 and M3, but there is no doubt that the loading is MUCH faster (3x+ faster on my M6 vs on my M2), as is...
Forum: Travel 09-06-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 8,445
Posted By xxloverxx
I always found it weird that the two countries...

I always found it weird that the two countries best known for their cameras (Japan and Germany) also happen to have some pretty…annoying would be a massive understatement…laws.

I've been to Osaka...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,764
Posted By xxloverxx
I've wanted to get in there for quite a while now...

I've wanted to get in there for quite a while now (there are no "official" entrances, only gaps in fences) but never found the right time.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-29-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,491
Posted By xxloverxx
I've only skimmed this thread. How about a...

I've only skimmed this thread.

How about a Voigtländer Vito/Vitoret? (IIRC only the ones with "R" in the model name have rangefinders —*the rest are only viewfinders).

No comments on the lens, but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-28-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,336
Posted By xxloverxx
Maybe you could tempt it out —*in a sealed and...

Maybe you could tempt it out —*in a sealed and very clean environment, take the lens off and put a bit of food in front of the mount. Leave the light on, and check back every few hours.

Though you...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-26-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,383
Posted By xxloverxx
Some of the photos of Central near the market...

Some of the photos of Central near the market (with the stairs) look very familiar to me — the same stairs still exist, but are far more worn down now. What's changed is the pace of life —*you'd...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,998
Posted By xxloverxx
What did you shoot on the test roll though? If...

What did you shoot on the test roll though? If the RF's only a little off, at 50mm and stopped down slightly it's not going to be so visible.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,243
Posted By xxloverxx
Can only speak for Paris: Négatif+ (106 rue La...

Can only speak for Paris: Négatif+ (106 rue La Fayette, 10th arr.) is pretty decent. A decent amount of film (never bought film from there, but I'm very sure they have Tri-X). 10€ to develop and scan.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,374
Posted By xxloverxx
Recommended dealers: I've been putting off...

Recommended dealers: I've been putting off selling my set (2 backs, AE prism, winder, 80 2.8) for longer than I should, and it's sitting in my apartment in Paris, if you can wait until I return in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,805
Posted By xxloverxx
http://photos.hugopoon.com/University/Year-1/i-t95...

http://photos.hugopoon.com/University/Year-1/i-t95HLGz/0/M/F1000009-M.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,470
Posted By xxloverxx
+1 on the Elmar 90 —*I have the black LTM version...

+1 on the Elmar 90 —*I have the black LTM version from just before WW2 and, although I haven't done any portraits on it, I wouldn't hesitate to choose it. Got it for just under 100USD.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 5,148
Posted By xxloverxx
What about getting an M4-P and an accessory meter?

What about getting an M4-P and an accessory meter?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-16-2014
Replies: 3,339
Views: 576,270
Posted By xxloverxx
http://photos.hugopoon.com/Portfolio/Black-White-V...

http://photos.hugopoon.com/Portfolio/Black-White-VI/i-dsDtwWB/0/M/F1000025-M.jpg

http://photos.hugopoon.com/Portfolio/Black-White-VI/i-hRPJgR2/0/M/F1010017-M.jpg

http://photos.hugopoon.com/Portfolio...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-29-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,498
Posted By xxloverxx
You'll only have the 35 and 80 for land...

You'll only have the 35 and 80 for land use.

Limited system, but about as safe as you can get with all that seawater around.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,498
Posted By xxloverxx
The very safest bet would be to get a Nikonos.

The very safest bet would be to get a Nikonos.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2014
Replies: 2,578
Views: 498,008
Posted By xxloverxx
http://photos.hugopoon.com/Parties/20140509-Weeken...

http://photos.hugopoon.com/Parties/20140509-Weekend/i-vkMCGd7/0/L/F1010005-L.jpg

Leica M2, Canon 35 2.8, Tri-X.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-14-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 6,775
Posted By xxloverxx
I think it's just a matter of being comfortable...

I think it's just a matter of being comfortable with what you use.

That, and which lens you want to be using.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-11-2014
Replies: 318
Views: 25,661
Posted By xxloverxx
I really liked all of Ansel Adams' books. The...

I really liked all of Ansel Adams' books. The history bit is implied as they were written quite a while ago (and he used completely manual cameras anyway).

They're probably the only books I've ever...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By xxloverxx
That shouldn't happen. Not sure if this will...

That shouldn't happen. Not sure if this will actually happen, but I wouldn't play with overwinding it (that is, don't do it even though you can) —*if it's just a lock that's gone wrong, you might end...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-28-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 27,936
Posted By xxloverxx
Speaking purely with relation to the cameras that...

Speaking purely with relation to the cameras that I use (fully mechanical), I'd say that film's got the most sex appeal:

Without batteries, it recharges as fast as your hands can move.
The pushing,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By xxloverxx
The price of Tri-X in Paris is hovering around...

The price of Tri-X in Paris is hovering around €4.80, which is about the same as in HK (~HKD50), but my lab in HK warned me that the prices for both HP5+ and Tri-X would increase soon —*they were...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By xxloverxx
100ft film in Paris (EU, even)

Did a bit of searching but came up with nothing —*where can I buy 100ft rolls (specifically Tri-X or HP5+) in Paris?

Given the increasing price of film, I've been considering bulk loading for quite...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-15-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By xxloverxx
Surely DOF should be able to cover the…errors…at...

Surely DOF should be able to cover the…errors…at that focal length, at 4.5?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-15-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,368
Posted By xxloverxx
I guess this is my excuse to replace that...

I guess this is my excuse to replace that backpack (not designed for cameras) that I never really liked carrying on short trips. Always thought a sling would be more convenient anyway.

Thought I'd...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-15-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 4,830
Posted By xxloverxx
A 35+M2's probably a better choice, especially...

A 35+M2's probably a better choice, especially since the 35 would carry over more easily to other cameras if you choose to expand in the future.

If I'm reading this correctly, you're planning on...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-05-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,508
Posted By xxloverxx
Love his style of shooting, as well as what and...

Love his style of shooting, as well as what and how he sees.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-03-2014
Replies: 3,339
Views: 576,270
Posted By xxloverxx
http://photos.hugopoon.com/University/Year-1/i-t95...

http://photos.hugopoon.com/University/Year-1/i-t95HLGz/0/M/F1000009-M.jpg

http://photos.hugopoon.com/Portfolio/Black-White-VI/i-tFV7wLN/0/M/F1000003-M.jpg

http://photos.hugopoon.com/Portfolio/Black-...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-03-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By xxloverxx
If you don't mind supplying your own strings,...

If you don't mind supplying your own strings, Gordy's sling (http://www.gordyscamerastraps.com/neck-sling/index.htm) is quite comfortable.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-22-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,746
Posted By xxloverxx
By now the lug is worn down enough that I'd be...

By now the lug is worn down enough that I'd be quite reluctant to trust rawhide or leather on it —*I was considering this yesterday.



Gordy's sling and leicagoodies' sling are two completely...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-21-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,746
Posted By xxloverxx
Could you explain how this works please?

Could you explain how this works please?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-20-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,746
Posted By xxloverxx
Canon P lug wearing away

Anyone having this problem, on the P or any other camera? I'm using a Gordy sling.

http://hugopoon.smugmug.com/photos/i-RrJ3CXH/0/X3/i-RrJ3CXH-M.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-18-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,233
Posted By xxloverxx
http://photos.hugopoon.com/Portfolio/Black-White-V...

http://photos.hugopoon.com/Portfolio/Black-White-VI/i-WdDtpKK/0/X3/Dyptich-L.jpg

I agree that if the subject(s) think you're actually making a photo of something behind them, they're more likely to...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-13-2013
Replies: 324
Views: 43,490
Posted By xxloverxx
So the other day I was on Rue St Denis (Paris)...

So the other day I was on Rue St Denis (Paris) (purely by accident actually —*my mind was on photos, not directions, and I took a wrong turn). Just walking and making photos of the street. Then a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By xxloverxx
Well, it's fixed*—*the shutter spring snapped and...

Well, it's fixed*—*the shutter spring snapped and had to be replaced.

Lovely guy also reglued my VF front window (it'd worked itself loose and I'd used super glue –*he did it properly),...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-05-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By xxloverxx
Had a nice talk with him. HKD650 (~USD83) if it's...

Had a nice talk with him. HKD650 (~USD83) if it's a repair with no part exchanges needed, else he can't help as he doesn't have any Canon P parts. He'll call in a few days.

Well, that wasn't as bad...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-04-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By xxloverxx
Well after some googling I've found a guy in HK...

Well after some googling I've found a guy in HK who should be able to help: Mr. C. T. Lee of Panda Camera-Repair Service, Penthouse, Double Building, 22 Stanley Street.

Will take it there tomorrow...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-04-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By xxloverxx
The orange mark in the middle of the rewind lever...

The orange mark in the middle of the rewind lever turns.

Actually my red dot is now offset as well — it should be at the top after winding and now it ends up at the bottom.

Winding is smooth,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-04-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By xxloverxx
Probably a wiser option, instead of trying to fix...

Probably a wiser option, instead of trying to fix it myself, would be to finally give this camera a proper CLA in Paris (moving in just over a week). In which case, does anyone know any places in...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-04-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By xxloverxx
Nope. This was on the first 10 frames of the...

Nope. This was on the first 10 frames of the film. As I said, the film winds perfectly, there's just clearly something wrong with the shutter side.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-04-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By xxloverxx
Help: Canon P shutter won't fire

Everything was working fine till about 5 minutes ago. I tried to wind and met some resistance, but being about to shoot didn't think much of it and wound on.

There was a loud slap-like sound and the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-16-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,676
Posted By xxloverxx
I bought the same 2 years ago for just over...

I bought the same 2 years ago for just over that…around the equivalent of USD250 I think. I love it, but for 2 things:

1) Battery. I generally don't like them, but on this kind of camera where you...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-15-2013
Replies: 324
Views: 43,490
Posted By xxloverxx
I once walked past a woman holding my camera so...

I once walked past a woman holding my camera so it was facing sideways (nothing unusual there). She confronted me. I tried to ignore her and keep walking, but she stood in front of me and asked if...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-15-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 19,161
Posted By xxloverxx
If art serves no legitimate purpose, I suggest...

If art serves no legitimate purpose, I suggest they start by banning and taking down every display of art in the state, including those in areas of worship.

Controversy is part of what makes art...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-15-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,676
Posted By xxloverxx
I feel much the same way. Storm or not, I go out...

I feel much the same way. Storm or not, I go out and a camera comes with me. It's usually the Canon P, but if I should ever have to leave my main camera behind (which is almost never), there's always...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By xxloverxx
Well I got the negs back today. Didn't get them...

Well I got the negs back today. Didn't get them scanned so there won't be any uploads, but viewing under a loupe showed no light leaks and good focus.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By xxloverxx
Yep — yarn! Thanks to the weather, it's going to...

Yep — yarn!

Thanks to the weather, it's going to take me a long time to finish this test roll. Especially as I literally only have the 135 3.5. Probably going to buy an F-lens>FD mount converter if...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By xxloverxx
http://hugopoon.smugmug.com/photos/i-pgvDnnF/0/XL/...

http://hugopoon.smugmug.com/photos/i-pgvDnnF/0/XL/i-pgvDnnF-L.jpg
With price tag.

http://hugopoon.smugmug.com/photos/i-nNTZsmP/0/XL/i-nNTZsmP-L.jpg
A slightly clearer photo now that I'm back home.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By xxloverxx
Back from Osaka…with an SLR!

…last time it was a TLR and 2 RFs…but this time (I've made a list of shops I visit every time)…

Canon FTb with a 135 3.5: 1500 yen (~15USD) off the "junk shelf". Everything seems to work well and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-19-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,012
Posted By xxloverxx
Oftheherd: "There is something to that, but...

Oftheherd:

"There is something to that, but written word or oral tradition can keep something in the corporate memory."

True, but spreading information by a photo, which can be taken in with a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-18-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,012
Posted By xxloverxx
Anyone can profit from selling their photos, no...

Anyone can profit from selling their photos, no matter what camera was used to make the photo.

What about recording history in a way which satisfies the self with regards to the artistic side?...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-18-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,012
Posted By xxloverxx
My thoughts: "Those who cannot remember the past...

My thoughts:

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Photos help people learn and spread the news.

If people refused jobs on the basis of them being dangerous, progress in...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-18-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,012
Posted By xxloverxx
I don't do any photography professionally, but I...

I don't do any photography professionally, but I think that what makes photographers run towards the event instead of away is the result of years of training. Conditioning, even, likely at a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-18-2013
Replies: 117
Views: 12,265
Posted By xxloverxx
http://hugopoon.smugmug.com/Parties/Joes-birthday-...

http://hugopoon.smugmug.com/Parties/Joes-birthday-2013/i-D74R8nV/0/XL/002038140018-XL.jpg

More photos from the same party here...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By xxloverxx
That is a very uncommon colour for leather,...

That is a very uncommon colour for leather, especially on camera bags — at least, from my experience.

Just based on gut feeling, I don't think Leica would have commissioned a bag like that, if...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-21-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 7,816
Posted By xxloverxx
I always thought TLRs and other cameras meant to...

I always thought TLRs and other cameras meant to be held at waist level could do with something like a dome-shaped tripod attachment, so you could hold it more comfortably…it's not hard, but the grip...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-21-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 7,517
Posted By xxloverxx
I just use my eyes…never bothered to replace my...

I just use my eyes…never bothered to replace my light meter after it broke 2 or 3 years ago. Even if I did replace it I probably wouldn't carry it around with me.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-14-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 5,246
Posted By xxloverxx
Hmm, maybe that's why it's called the Packington…...

Hmm, maybe that's why it's called the Packington… :D

Tadeyev: Just out of interest, what non-photographic equipment do you carry around in those bags? Water, sunglasses etc.? How do you feel those...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-14-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 5,246
Posted By xxloverxx
Billingham Packington —*a few thoughts

Bought one just yesterday.

It came down to a few choices, really, for what I carry around: The Hadley Pro or the Packington.

I did want the f/1.4 initially, but it was too short to even fit my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By xxloverxx
Thanks! I started looking down, but I guess "it"...

Thanks!
I started looking down, but I guess "it" (the thing where you just feel that a photo's going to work) didn't really, er, "strike me". That photo was made right before I left (I looked through...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By xxloverxx
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By xxloverxx
Anyone do yearly albums?

Just because 2012's gone now.

http://hugopoon.smugmug.com/Portfolio/Portfolio-4/21308135_jDXnJV#!p=1&n=10
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-05-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By xxloverxx
I've had rolls where the winding was rough enough...

I've had rolls where the winding was rough enough to scare me and others when I could barely feel myself winding the film. Try on different shutter speeds — it may be a difference between the slow...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By xxloverxx
I start from either 35 or 50 then alternate 1...

I start from either 35 or 50 then alternate 1 step either way. E.g. if I start out with a 50, I'll get 35 then 90 then 24/25/28 then 135…at least, that's how I plan on doing it. I have loads of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,322
Posted By xxloverxx
Try putting tape over parts which are most...

Try putting tape over parts which are most vulnerable to water like the film doors, a bit of tape loosely placed over the shutter release, some over the rewind bit, etc.

That said, if you're...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-06-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 31,243
Posted By xxloverxx
I carry it around with me —*that's how I use it....

I carry it around with me —*that's how I use it. I only use SLRs when I want close focusing or really long lenses.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,129
Posted By xxloverxx
Video yourself shooting. You might be swaying...

Video yourself shooting. You might be swaying back and forth without noticing it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-01-2012
Replies: 3,339
Views: 576,270
Posted By xxloverxx
http://hugopoon.smugmug.com/Portfolio/Portfolio-4/...

http://hugopoon.smugmug.com/Portfolio/Portfolio-4/i-5ZkbcBj/0/XL/000002910007-XL.jpg

http://hugopoon.smugmug.com/Portfolio/Portfolio-4/i-LHrFfhN/0/XL/000009800010-XL.jpg

http://hugopoon.smugmug.com/...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-01-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 9,091
Posted By xxloverxx
I voted for 120, but I was hesitant. 120 can...

I voted for 120, but I was hesitant.

120 can outlive 135 because large sensors are still far too expensive to be practical, whereas full-frame 35mm sensors are already pretty popular. However, 135...
Forum: Other RF 11-25-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,892
Posted By xxloverxx
Some older lenses have characteristics which...

Some older lenses have characteristics which might be considered technical flaws. While most modern lenses succeed in eliminating such "flaws", it wasn't always possible in the past. Nowadays, these...
Forum: Other RF 11-21-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,892
Posted By xxloverxx
As long as the smaller viewfinder doesn't bother...

As long as the smaller viewfinder doesn't bother you.
And you can't/shouldn't change shutter speeds before cocking the shutter.
(Not trying to discourage you – just things you should know.)
Forum: Other RF 11-21-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,892
Posted By xxloverxx
They're great in that they keep their value even...

They're great in that they keep their value even with a bit of wear, but the Nikon RF system has fewer lens options than LTM or M. Which only matters if you're planning on spending thousands on...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-20-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,604
Posted By xxloverxx
A Balda Baldax with a 2.9 lens can be had for not...

A Balda Baldax with a 2.9 lens can be had for not too much. A little fussy in use though, and the viewfinder would take a bit of getting used to…

Update: Just searched That Auction Site. I got my...
Forum: Other RF 11-20-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,892
Posted By xxloverxx
Low: Kiev (up to version 4 IMO), which uses the...

Low: Kiev (up to version 4 IMO), which uses the Contax mount; Zorki (L39) —*I have and quite like the C as it feels more solidly built than later versions (I also have the 5 but don't really like...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-04-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,253
Posted By xxloverxx
Yes, it's a 6x4.5. Thanks!

Yes, it's a 6x4.5. Thanks!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-04-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,253
Posted By xxloverxx
Balda Baldax —*2 red windows?

My Balda Baldax arrived today. In great condition. the 2 red windows are confusing me…which do I look use?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-01-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 4,729
Posted By xxloverxx
£6.50 for a roll of Portra 400? I'm pretty sure...

£6.50 for a roll of Portra 400? I'm pretty sure that's almost twice what it costs in Hong Kong. Just saying. Film must be REALLY cheap here if those're the prices others are paying around the...
Forum: Travel 10-31-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,464
Posted By xxloverxx
Depends on who "they" are. Clueless about what...

Depends on who "they" are. Clueless about what it's like in Dubai but I'd be surprised if you could get arrested for making a photo of just Someone on the street. You might displease some people but...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-31-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,246
Posted By xxloverxx
This must be an uncommon camera indeed…

This must be an uncommon camera indeed…
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-28-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,246
Posted By xxloverxx
Mamiyaflex Automat B

Just got back from a week-long trip to Osaka…picked one up. It was right beside a C330…with jammed shutter and broken film counter.

It must be a pretty rare camera because I really can't find any...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-28-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,742
Posted By xxloverxx
I get shake using folders because the shutter...

I get shake using folders because the shutter release is at the front and the film side of the camera isn't heavy enough to counter the downward action. But I'm reluctant to use a cable release...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-28-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,795
Posted By xxloverxx
The lens is alright. Nothing to go crazy over....

The lens is alright. Nothing to go crazy over. It's good for what it is though*—*a small, light camera that you can carry everywhere.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-26-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 6,433
Posted By xxloverxx
1) Check for pinholes even before you put a test...

1) Check for pinholes even before you put a test roll through it.
2) Buy liquid electrical tape and be prepared to use it.
Forum: Travel 06-26-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,782
Posted By xxloverxx
I might just have been fortunate, but 2 years ago...

I might just have been fortunate, but 2 years ago I was in London with a Mamiya 645 Pro-TL hanging off one shoulder, a Lowe-Pro bag off the other, Kiev 4AM in my hand and had no problems. Same in...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-23-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,694
Posted By xxloverxx
That's what I'd do. Being uncomfortable will only...

That's what I'd do. Being uncomfortable will only stifle your creativity. That's why I'm still searching for the perfect folder to replace my Mamiya 645.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 23,755
Posted By xxloverxx
http://xxloverxx.smugmug.com/photos/1094314079_xXP...

http://xxloverxx.smugmug.com/photos/1094314079_xXPyS-XL.jpg
http://xxloverxx.smugmug.com/photos/1094309248_m6KWc-XL.jpg
Ilford Pan F+, Nikkor 50 1.4 on a Nikon FM with a +4 close-up filter. The one...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-17-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,153
Posted By xxloverxx
Life is too short to risk missing shots — I...

Life is too short to risk missing shots — I strongly recommend a mechanical film camera as a last-resort shooter. Electronics and high/low temperatures don't play well together.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-16-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,473
Posted By xxloverxx
Definitely a keeper if the shutter's working...

Definitely a keeper if the shutter's working (mine jammed after just over a roll).
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-16-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 17,382
Posted By xxloverxx
I use a neck strap as a wrist strap. Just nice to...

I use a neck strap as a wrist strap. Just nice to have that bit of wrap. Though I am seriously considering a wrist strap for my Ricoh 500G.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-11-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,407
Posted By xxloverxx
Stick the end in and start winding.

Stick the end in and start winding.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-01-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,822
Posted By xxloverxx
Might be haze.

Might be haze.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-26-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,126
Posted By xxloverxx
I use all of the following: film, digital P&S...

I use all of the following: film, digital P&S (waterproof, shock resistant and does HD video), phone and car-key spy-camera.

P&S is mostly for video; the phone can look more natural; film for most...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-26-2012
Replies: 1,216
Views: 434,803
Posted By xxloverxx
The second one genuinely looks like something...

The second one genuinely looks like something that doesn't exist anymore, if you get what I mean...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,504
Posted By xxloverxx
I once thought I'd loaded the film properly...

I once thought I'd loaded the film properly...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-25-2012
Replies: 122
Views: 33,012
Posted By xxloverxx
I thought the only reason he started photography...

I thought the only reason he started photography was because it was like an instant painting for him. Don't think he would've cared too much about equipment.
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-19-2012
Replies: 94
Views: 12,997
Posted By xxloverxx
Film by itself is just a method of shooting. But...

Film by itself is just a method of shooting. But with it comes a vast choice of cameras with a build-quality you don't really find in modern (especially digital) cameras. More choice of lens, fully...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-13-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,727
Posted By xxloverxx
Nice to see you back in your right mind again :P

Nice to see you back in your right mind again :P
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By xxloverxx
As long as you don't move/bump the scanner while...

As long as you don't move/bump the scanner while it's on, you should be fine (some scanners have a switch that locks the scanning head in place so you don't damage it while moving it).

I think it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By xxloverxx
If you're going to be using it regularly...

If you're going to be using it regularly throughout the day, just leave it on and turn it off when you go to bed.

I don't think there's much about on/off and wearing out electronics — my only...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By xxloverxx
If a Leica looks like "not much", my Kiev must...

If a Leica looks like "not much", my Kiev must look like even less…which means the people who seem to be staring at it are actually staring at my crotch? :O
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-13-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,727
Posted By xxloverxx
As long as you keep them in good condition,...

As long as you keep them in good condition, they'll be worth the same or even more when the time comes that you need to sell one/both. I think they'll just get more expensive as time goes on so the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,727
Posted By xxloverxx
Don't get rid of the M3. You might regret...

Don't get rid of the M3. You might regret selling everything…so just sell half.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By xxloverxx
Kiev 4AM + Jupiter 12…became "the one" because it...

Kiev 4AM + Jupiter 12…became "the one" because it never gives me problems. And it's hard to knock the RF out of alignment.
Nikonos V…well it's my only underwater camera.
Mamiya 645…looking to get...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-08-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By xxloverxx
Anyone have any idea on how to dismantle the lens...

Anyone have any idea on how to dismantle the lens so that I can clean the haze? Or should I just return it?

Edit: Nevermind, since I have an Isolette on the way I'll just return this one.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By xxloverxx
Now I want a Press…

Now I want a Press…
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By xxloverxx
I'm (extremely) fortunate in that I have neither...

I'm (extremely) fortunate in that I have neither the money nor the patience to shoot that size :D
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-07-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,563
Posted By xxloverxx
Could use it as a walking stick/defensive weapon?

Could use it as a walking stick/defensive weapon?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By xxloverxx
True. I imagine a lot of them will get more...

True. I imagine a lot of them will get more expensive as time goes on.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-06-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,693
Posted By xxloverxx
Seems like it'd be there to make it easier to...

Seems like it'd be there to make it easier to change speeds without losing grip.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-06-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,563
Posted By xxloverxx
No way to strap it to the bottom of the bag? ...

No way to strap it to the bottom of the bag? Then carry it on your shoulder.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-06-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By xxloverxx
Which reminds me, I should get rid of a Zorki or...

Which reminds me, I should get rid of a Zorki or 2…


I don't shoot digital for serious things – just for snapshots. I find I can use my Kiev 4AM about as fast as I usually need to shoot. Older...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-06-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,693
Posted By xxloverxx
Oddly shaped shutter dials? Tell us more, you...

Oddly shaped shutter dials? Tell us more, you interesting person! :P A photo would be nice for those of us who haven't seen it before.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-05-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By xxloverxx
Indeed, but the Bessa's almost impossible to use...

Indeed, but the Bessa's almost impossible to use handheld in Hong Kong with our current weather. Constantly shooting on bulb.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-05-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By xxloverxx
Nothing on the plate. I thought it might be...

Nothing on the plate. I thought it might be there but I shone a torch onto it and there was nothing.

I actually just realised, cleaning the lens, that I had the 645 mask in all along. Good thing...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-05-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By xxloverxx
I think the main reason I stopped shooting 120...

I think the main reason I stopped shooting 120 after that one time 2 years ago was because the Mamiya 645 is…ridiculously heavy. Even with the waist-level finder. Hopefully I'll be able to explore...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-05-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By xxloverxx
This has got to stop…

Less than 2 weeks ago I won a bid on a pre-war Bessa.

A few minutes ago I won an Isolette.

I shoot 120 about 2 times a year, if that. In fact, the last time I shot 120 properly was 2 years...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 8,327
Posted By xxloverxx
I've had all sorts of problems with my various...

I've had all sorts of problems with my various Zorkis, but none with my Kiev 4AM, and it's been…3 years? :D
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-04-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By xxloverxx
Thanks for the info all :)

Thanks for the info all :)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-04-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By xxloverxx
Pre-war Bessa — No serial?

http://a.yfrog.com/img875/6399/5r4nr.jpg

Absolute beauty, and everything seems to work fine (just finished the test roll). Only missing the 645 mask and…the serial number?

It looks beat-up enough...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-21-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,915
Posted By xxloverxx
http://xxloverxx.smugmug.com/Vacation/Vancouver-Ap...

http://xxloverxx.smugmug.com/Vacation/Vancouver-April-2012/i-mXPRLCw/0/XL/000033700027-XL.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-13-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,032
Posted By xxloverxx
Don't take it out in the rain then :)

Don't take it out in the rain then :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-13-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,773
Posted By xxloverxx
I was there for a few...

I was there for a few hours…http://f.cl.ly/items/1g3o3n2I26421y0D2e2m/000026980023.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-13-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,032
Posted By xxloverxx
I cut off a tiny bit of the stem of a Q-tip to do...

I cut off a tiny bit of the stem of a Q-tip to do that. Not too hard with tweezers and pliers. Quite a squeeze, but I don't plan on taking it out.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-18-2012
Replies: 166
Views: 27,220
Posted By xxloverxx
2 cameras…Galaxy Nexus and Kiev 4AM.

2 cameras…Galaxy Nexus and Kiev 4AM.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-12-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,927
Posted By xxloverxx
Go for it. I usually shoot a 35mm at 3m, 2.8 or...

Go for it. I usually shoot a 35mm at 3m, 2.8 or 4…don't always have time to focus. Good excuse to get a big viewfinder too :P
Forum: Travel 03-11-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,129
Posted By xxloverxx
I'd take the QL17 and the FE…and lots (really,...

I'd take the QL17 and the FE…and lots (really, lots) of film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 4,557
Posted By xxloverxx
A TEFL course would be interesting…thanks, I'll...

A TEFL course would be interesting…thanks, I'll have a look.

Lauffray, right now I'm hoping that wherever I end up, I'll learn something new and valuable. From past experiences, everywhere I've...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 4,557
Posted By xxloverxx
I have considered taking a gap year, but not in a...

I have considered taking a gap year, but not in a lot of detail…I'd probably try to be a teacher's assistant for languages or something. If I had all the money I wanted, I'd just travel all over...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 4,557
Posted By xxloverxx
Been telling my mum not to worry about which uni...

Been telling my mum not to worry about which uni I choose for a very long time, and yet she persists. All I'm concerned about is location and course — what I do after uni, I'll figure out after...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 4,557
Posted By xxloverxx
Thanks for all the thoughts everyone.

Thanks for all the thoughts everyone.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 4,557
Posted By xxloverxx
Worries that aren't unique to me?

Tiny bit personal, but I can't be the only one to think about this…

Basically, I'm going to uni in 2 years. I want to study in France (because I think I'll be happier with my camera there than...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-22-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By xxloverxx
I find the colour quite boring — maybe it'd look...

I find the colour quite boring — maybe it'd look better without?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-09-2012
Replies: 2,167
Views: 613,659
Posted By xxloverxx
Could've told me first!

Could've told me first!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-09-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By xxloverxx
I prefer the first photo — the second, I think,...

I prefer the first photo — the second, I think, could be from anywhere with light. The first one shows a quiet place on a hot, sunny day.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-06-2012
Replies: 3,339
Views: 576,270
Posted By xxloverxx
From my Christmas trip to...

From my Christmas trip to Taiwan…
http://xxloverxx.smugmug.com/Vacation/Taiwan-December-2011/i-qJVf6nc/0/XL/000047320020-XL.jpg

See the rest of the photos here...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-06-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 3,526
Posted By xxloverxx
Think about it this way — any photos, however bad...

Think about it this way — any photos, however bad they may have seemed then and seem now, are still able to remind you of events in life that might never happen again.

I sometimes get that feeling…I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,293
Posted By xxloverxx
Take a polariser. Tri-X is safe for pretty much...

Take a polariser.

Tri-X is safe for pretty much everything, and you never know when it's going to go overcast. Also depends on what exactly you're shooting. It's not worth learning a new film just...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-01-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 7,303
Posted By xxloverxx
I disagree with you saying that using film takes...

I disagree with you saying that using film takes time and ambition — I went from digital to film and found that the only real difference was how the film captured light compared to the sensor.

It...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By xxloverxx
As Chris said, it's too small to be able to tell....

As Chris said, it's too small to be able to tell. I don't think the film itself is your problem though — maybe the pressure plate, but not the film.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-30-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 16,570
Posted By xxloverxx
http://xxphotoxx.tumblr.com/ ...

http://xxphotoxx.tumblr.com/
(http://xxphotoxx.tumblr.com/)
It gets a new post whenever I upload something to SmugMug…just a way of presenting new photos, I suppose.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,959
Posted By xxloverxx
I find that most of my colour shots are of...

I find that most of my colour shots are of sunset, sunrise or some moment where the colour was special. Otherwise, everything else I shoot is in B&W…not a conscious decision anymore — it's become a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-10-2011
Replies: 3,339
Views: 576,270
Posted By xxloverxx
http://xxloverxx.smugmug.com/Portfolio/B-and-W-Por...

http://xxloverxx.smugmug.com/Portfolio/B-and-W-Portfolio-III/i-xGqgfJM/0/XL/000011100009-XL.jpg
Mong Kok, Hong Kong...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-09-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 9,846
Posted By xxloverxx
I don't think it matters how you got the photo -...

I don't think it matters how you got the photo - the important thing is that you got it.

I've shot from the knee, hip, chest, side, eye and even pointing backwards (that one didn't work too well). ...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-10-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,845
Posted By xxloverxx
If I can feel it there (that is, if it feels like...

If I can feel it there (that is, if it feels like it's grown a coat of fur), I wipe it. If it's just a bit...well, my lens-cap-never-on-lens' front element is probably dirtier. Haven't had any...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-10-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,275
Posted By xxloverxx
That orange did it for me...I wanted to pick it...

That orange did it for me...I wanted to pick it up and throw it against a wall.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-05-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 11,344
Posted By xxloverxx
That sort of photo never appealed to me. Her...

That sort of photo never appealed to me. Her skin looks almost metallic IMO…the few times I do portraits, I like softer, lower-contrast, more "romantic" monochrome portraits.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-13-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,042
Posted By xxloverxx
Somewhere on the right of the top plate I think. ...

Somewhere on the right of the top plate I think. Or on the shutter curtain.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 6,034
Posted By xxloverxx
Beautiful photos. If it weren't for the writing...

Beautiful photos. If it weren't for the writing on them with the subjects' details, I'd never have guessed they were mugshots…especially the first one.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-08-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 994
Posted By xxloverxx
Maybe it's my monitor, maybe it's your scan, but...

Maybe it's my monitor, maybe it's your scan, but nothing looks very well defined. A bit murky, for want of a better description.

I do like the presence of the person, but I find the OFF foreground...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,414
Posted By xxloverxx
For weddings, I'd wear what most other people are...

For weddings, I'd wear what most other people are wearing.

For street, I wear whatever I feel like wearing. Mostly jeans and a shirt or tshirt. I don't let what I'm wearing affect the way I shoot...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-03-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,740
Posted By xxloverxx
You've answered your own question. I shoot...

You've answered your own question. I shoot without looking through the viewfinder as well, sometimes.
Forum: Off Topic 02-02-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By xxloverxx
It'd be awesome to have an RFF IRC channel. I'm...

It'd be awesome to have an RFF IRC channel. I'm starting to get back into IRC.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By xxloverxx
Love the B&W photos.

Love the B&W photos.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2011
Replies: 125
Views: 13,258
Posted By xxloverxx
If me being noticed ruins the photo, I stop. ...

If me being noticed ruins the photo, I stop. Otherwise, I carry on. Thinking too much distracts me.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-24-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,836
Posted By xxloverxx
Great tones.

Great tones.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-19-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 3,609
Posted By xxloverxx
The 2nd photo in the last B&W post looks...

The 2nd photo in the last B&W post looks absolutely unreal — the mountains in the back look like some sort of backdrop. Beautiful set.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-14-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 4,712
Posted By xxloverxx
I think he used Pan X (125) (I read somewhere he...

I think he used Pan X (125) (I read somewhere he used to refer to it as "Pin X"), then switched to Tri-X when it came out and stuck with it for the rest of his life.

Also read somewhere (Photo.net I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-14-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 6,137
Posted By xxloverxx
Zorki 1 with an I22? It's the lightest I can...

Zorki 1 with an I22? It's the lightest I can think of, save for the Rollei 35, and I don't really like that (maybe because I managed to break mine).

Not sure how much it weighs. My Zorki C with...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-14-2011
Replies: 183
Views: 20,057
Posted By xxloverxx
Pelikan 150, but I have my eye on some others…

Pelikan 150, but I have my eye on some others…
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-12-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,508
Posted By xxloverxx
I like the expression in the last photo.

I like the expression in the last photo.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-07-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,763
Posted By xxloverxx
Can't decide between #2 and #5…probably #5. Good...

Can't decide between #2 and #5…probably #5. Good to know you got back into photography again :)
Forum: Argus RF 01-04-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,676
Posted By xxloverxx
Love all the photos, but my favourite would be...

Love all the photos, but my favourite would be the B&W one with the wigs.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 36,354
Posted By xxloverxx
Having tried both but owning neither, I prefer...

Having tried both but owning neither, I prefer the handling of the M3. Feels more solid.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-30-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,743
Posted By xxloverxx
I don't think we're losing touch, but I think...

I don't think we're losing touch, but I think it's a different kind of touch. Surely people have developed their own ways of handling a dSLR just as fast as an RF user could.

I first though of it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-29-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 5,757
Posted By xxloverxx
If I had any lubricant, I'd do it!

If I had any lubricant, I'd do it!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-29-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 5,757
Posted By xxloverxx
Was skiing with my Zorki 5 in my bag and I think...

Was skiing with my Zorki 5 in my bag and I think the lubricant must've gotten icky - when I next fired the shutter, it opened 1/6th of the way with the shutter release down, and went the rest of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,708
Posted By xxloverxx
It's about what you like.

It's about what you like.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-26-2010
Replies: 353
Views: 30,433
Posted By xxloverxx
Beautiful last photo, andreios.

Beautiful last photo, andreios.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,349
Posted By xxloverxx
Love the story behind the photo. Never shot...

Love the story behind the photo. Never shot Kodachrome and now I'll never be able to, but it saddens me.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-10-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,114
Posted By xxloverxx
I've read that most of them are fake, but I have...

I've read that most of them are fake, but I have considered getting one for use when skiing and the like. As it is, I'll trust that the Kiev's knob will be big enough for my gloved hands this year.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,267
Posted By xxloverxx
I have my negatives scanned, and having shot a...

I have my negatives scanned, and having shot a fair amount of both, I usually can't tell the difference. However, if I had to say something about the 2, it'd be that HP5+ "feels" less rough than...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-03-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By xxloverxx
I find it hard to be inspired by anything other...

I find it hard to be inspired by anything other than people these days, so most of my photography is of candids. I don't know what's so different about Venice that had me so inspired when I was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-02-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By xxloverxx
Restlessness.

So I'm sitting here…typing. Obviously.

I intended to go out for a walk, but I couldn't decide where. I'd only just been all around Causeway Bay and Central a day or 2 ago, and…it's not that I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-02-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By xxloverxx
What I used to do was note every exposure down in...

What I used to do was note every exposure down in a spreadsheet (when I got home from shooting). Around a month ago I got sick of doing this (after almost a year of it), and decided that place and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,236
Posted By xxloverxx
Sorry to hear that. I too am surprised that the...

Sorry to hear that. I too am surprised that the negatives were so delicate though — I would've expected them to survive…but then, bath water…probably too hot.

Makes me realise that if we ever had a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-01-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By xxloverxx
Nope. Should be very smooth. I wind mine with...

Nope. Should be very smooth. I wind mine with the outer edge of my index finger.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-30-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,509
Posted By xxloverxx
Beautiful shot.

Beautiful shot.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-30-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By xxloverxx
Try cleaning out the lubricant and redoing it. ...

Try cleaning out the lubricant and redoing it. Exactly the problem I had with my I22 - lubricant dried up and made it squeaky.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 4,077
Posted By xxloverxx
I'm thinking I'm not going to wear any gloves...

I'm thinking I'm not going to wear any gloves when I go to Vancouver this year, but I'll paint over some parts of the cameras with liquid electrical tape. Got one patch drying right now...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-27-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,207
Posted By xxloverxx
Congrats and quite powerful photos, especially...

Congrats and quite powerful photos, especially the 1st one.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-26-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 4,401
Posted By xxloverxx
I'd say #5 is my favourite. That portrait of you...

I'd say #5 is my favourite. That portrait of you is also very well composed and with great light.
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