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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks Peter, I missed that one in my Googling

Thanks Peter, I missed that one in my Googling
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 422
Views: 62,995
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Windswept Silver Peppermints (Eucalyptus...

Windswept Silver Peppermints (Eucalyptus tenuiramis) | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335396656_fa018404d8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDexrS)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 422
Views: 62,995
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks John. I've been lucky enough to spend a...

Thanks John. I've been lucky enough to spend a bit of time in south west WA and in my experience it is very similar to Tassie. In particular the coastline around Esperance is a spitting image of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thank you :) Anything in particular to look out...

Thank you :)


Anything in particular to look out for with these?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Nikon F finder ID

Hi all, can someone please help ID this Nikon F finder? I don't have any prior experience with Nikon's so I'm a bit stumped...

The seller has it listed as a Photomic FTN, which I'm pretty sure is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Day Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Perdition Ponds Track | Tasman National...

Perdition Ponds Track | Tasman National Park

Hasselblad SWC/M (38mm Biogon) and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335545827_4236183839_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDfiMM)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 422
Views: 62,995
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hurricane Heath | Tasman National Park SWC/M...

Hurricane Heath | Tasman National Park


SWC/M and Portra400



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335545537_5768ec5822_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDfiGM)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 770
Views: 112,831
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks for the suggestions! We would like to get...

Thanks for the suggestions!

We would like to get out of Hanoi for some of the trip, although I expect we will stay in that general region.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 782
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
They aren’t *my* prices at Walkens. I’m assuming...

They aren’t *my* prices at Walkens. I’m assuming that being in NZ they are automatically deducting GST when you look at their website.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 782
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Where are you getting that price? Walkens is...

Where are you getting that price? Walkens is showing $10 for Tmax400 for me?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 782
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Fair point, but I’m not looking for the cheapest...

Fair point, but I’m not looking for the cheapest place to by film when average wages are factored in. I’m just looking for the cheapest option on *my* wage in a global market place. And the prices...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 782
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Really? One of the cheaper places in the...

Really? One of the cheaper places in the world?

From Ikigai (35mm)...

$14 for Portra400
$17 for P400H
$21 for Provia 100f
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 701
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'm a bit skeptical of how a rangefinder will go...

I'm a bit skeptical of how a rangefinder will go living in a pannier.... That kind of high-frequency vibration/shock seems like an almost guaranteed way to throw out the RF mechanism?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 782
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks for the suggestions and offer, much...

Thanks for the suggestions and offer, much appreciated.

By the way, I *think* you developed the only rolls of APX400 I've shot. Did you have any views on the stuff?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 782
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks for that, I wasn't aware of CMH400. That...

Thanks for that, I wasn't aware of CMH400. That said, Decisive Moment and Walkens both do APX for $7.90/$8.00.

Bulk loading is definitely on my radar, just haven't got around to figuring out how to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 782
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks for the response. Lol that's basically...

Thanks for the response.

Lol that's basically the issue I'm having, lots of speculation on what APX400 is/is not the same as, but hardly anyone actually talking about using it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 782
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Agfa APX400 opinions

Hi all, so here is the scenario. Film in Australia is very, very expensive. Unfortunately, the relative weakness of the Aussie Dollar means that buying from the US has also become, very, very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 770
Views: 112,831
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hi all, I hope it's ok to hijack the thread for a...

Hi all, I hope it's ok to hijack the thread for a moment.

My partner and I will be travelling to Hanoi in early October this year. Any suggestions on what to do and where to go? We'll only be there...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 1,754
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
If the M4 is anything like the M2, it works just...

If the M4 is anything like the M2, it works just fine for 28mm without an external finder - just frame using the full viewfinder.

I actually bought a 28mm external finder for my M2 thinking I would...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,962
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Am I missing something here? I thought this was a...

Am I missing something here? I thought this was a counterfeit?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 194
Views: 19,910
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Chopper | Cape Pillar 500cm, 80mm Planar and...

Chopper | Cape Pillar

500cm, 80mm Planar and Foma Ultra200

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48123514076_0a6f54a43a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gjvA8W)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 206
Views: 6,485
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'm really not sure repeating KR quotes is going...

I'm really not sure repeating KR quotes is going to win people over on this one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 206
Views: 6,485
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yes please :)

Yes please :)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 15,571
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I don't suppose anyone has been using the new...

I don't suppose anyone has been using the new 35mm Ultron alongside the VM 28mm Ultron and can comment on differences/similarities?

I love the 28mm, but I've been thinking about getting something...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 7,742
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Wheel barrow | Tamar River M2, 5cm Cron...

Wheel barrow | Tamar River

M2, 5cm Cron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203291006_093749532e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gryt3f)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 226
Views: 24,935
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I really like this one

I really like this one
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,400
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
First, an Apple Watch ain't $100 (or even close)....

First, an Apple Watch ain't $100 (or even close). Second, I think a smart watch is about as relevant to a G-shock (in the marketplace) as an smart phone is to a Nokia 3210. Yes, they're called a...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,415
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
What does the price of the Panasonic have to do...

What does the price of the Panasonic have to do with the price of the Sigma? Other than sharing a mount they’re completely different cameras... After all, the S1 is a completely different price to...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,415
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I don't know if it's for me (not enough info...

I don't know if it's for me (not enough info yet), but I really like that it isn't another 'me too' dSLR-esque body. Reminds me of a RX1 with an interchangeable mount.



Hah, they pinched my Cron...
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Sin Sze Si Ya Temple (Chinese Taoist) | Kuala...

Sin Sze Si Ya Temple (Chinese Taoist) | Kuala Lumpur

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/1752/41759238585_3d7c16a6c1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26C81La)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 226
Views: 24,935
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Misty mornings at home M2, 5cm Cron Collapsible...

Misty mornings at home

M2, 5cm Cron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203291576_261aed8bb3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2grytd5)
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,400
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Actually yes, I think people probably would pay...

Actually yes, I think people probably would pay for it. What I'm talking about is basically an M-A with a magical shutter, and plenty of people are willing to pay for the M-A.

On the other hand, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,400
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I guess the issue for me is that the industry...

I guess the issue for me is that the industry spent decades developing new directions and new ideas for film photography (metering, AF, electronic shutters etc. etc.), and yet the film cameras I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 422
Views: 62,995
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Tall eucalypts | Fortescue Bay, Tasmania SWC/M...

Tall eucalypts | Fortescue Bay, Tasmania

SWC/M and Foma 200

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48123545653_54d88659a2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gjvKwn)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 263
Views: 33,366
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, 5cm Cron Collapsible and...

M2, 5cm Cron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46893864175_2df9ba1913_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2erRj4z)
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,400
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I know you don't want anyone disagreeing with...

I know you don't want anyone disagreeing with your idea (but such is the nature of the internet :) ), but I can honestly say I've never looked through the finder on my M2, MX or 500CM and thought...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 347
Views: 16,230
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Fortescue Bay, Tasmania Pentax SV, Super...

Fortescue Bay, Tasmania


Pentax SV, Super Takumar 55/f1.8 and Portra400



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48112347608_6e7b7e592f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2giwmJC)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,080
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Well I guess so, given I've owned the GRI, own...

Well I guess so, given I've owned the GRI, own the GRII, and will probably buy the GRIII :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,410
Views: 3,777,760
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That's a lovely shot :) Here's mine when I...

That's a lovely shot :)


Here's mine when I first got my Ultron


https://live.staticflickr.com/700/22237656178_680b04cfe3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zT4Nr9)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 7,742
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Port Arthur M2, 5cm Cron Collapsible and...

Port Arthur

M2, 5cm Cron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203289711_6f8bb36b93_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2grysDV)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Trail running for me :) These aren't pretty...

Trail running for me :)

These aren't pretty shots, but I'm super proud of them. Getting licks from my pup at the finish line of my first 100km trail race (actually it was 102.34km, but who's...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,424
Views: 194,557
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian Bluegum) | Port...

Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian Bluegum) | Port Arthur Convict Site

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203290141_b0a1397188_c.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 63,709
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dark Mofo Winter Festival | Hobart M2,...

Dark Mofo Winter Festival | Hobart

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and Portra400

The second photo is of a large Tesla Coil, which was one of the art installations. Very cool...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 7,742
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Optimist Training | Sandy Bay Sailing Club M2,...

Optimist Training | Sandy Bay Sailing Club

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203290536_89da26a899_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2grysU9)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
UPDATE: OK, so I have now put two rolls through...

UPDATE:

OK, so I have now put two rolls through my M2 since the last repair attempt (patching the rewind lever hole.

No change, the leak is clearly visible across multiple frames on both...
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I haven't used them on Fuji unfortunately, but...

I haven't used them on Fuji unfortunately, but I've used the Pentax-M 100/f2.8, Super-Takumar 105/f2.8, Pentax-M 120/f2.8 and Pentax-K 135/f2.5* extensively on Pentax APS-C and Olympus Micro Four...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 347
Views: 16,230
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I love this one! The Cartela | Franklin SV,...

I love this one!

The Cartela | Franklin
SV, Super Takumar 28/f3.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48135493781_2d3b08ff5e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gkyZhz)

Dark Mofo Winter Feast...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kelian Intan, Perak This was taken about half an...

Kelian Intan, Perak

This was taken about half an hour after I proposed, and a few minutes after we told my Fiancée's (now Wife's) family. I think Jan was hoping the pup would have a calming...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 495
Views: 146,912
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Early winter in Port Arthur, Tasmania M2,...

Early winter in Port Arthur, Tasmania

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48112307046_a6c58012dc_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 9,293
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The decommissioned 'Cartela' | Franklin,...

The decommissioned 'Cartela' | Franklin, Tasmania

Pentax SV, Super-Takumar 28/f3.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48135588797_871b1e70c8_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 347
Views: 16,230
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dark Mofo Winter Festival, Hobart Pentax SV,...

Dark Mofo Winter Festival, Hobart

Pentax SV, Super Takumar 50/f1.4 8-element and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48135528553_3b86b9c307_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gkzaC6)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 263
Views: 33,366
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax SV, Super Takumar 50/f1.4 8-element and...

Pentax SV, Super Takumar 50/f1.4 8-element and Portra400



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48135591457_39e6ea9d6b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gkzujD)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Ok I see what you've done. Yep I'd just shoot a...

Ok I see what you've done. Yep I'd just shoot a test roll (maybe include some f8 brick-walls to see if any of the lens elements are out of wack). Hopefully it'll be fine to use.



Unfortunately...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 495
Views: 146,912
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
An evening on Munro Bight M2, Voigtlander...

An evening on Munro Bight


M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Portra400



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48112411642_0c7ee0ed0c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2giwFLE)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
What do you mean by a dent in the lens mount?...

What do you mean by a dent in the lens mount? Will the lens mount on the MP?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 8,968
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax MX, SMC-M 50/f1.4 and...

Pentax MX, SMC-M 50/f1.4 and Portra400


https://live.staticflickr.com/627/22562405346_f2307d8aca_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AnLe3J)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,424
Views: 194,557
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Late autumn foliage | Port Arthur M2,...

Late autumn foliage | Port Arthur


M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Portra400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48112306991_eba5999da3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2giw9Ek)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Out of interest, why would the lens flange leak...

Out of interest, why would the lens flange leak light? You can leave the camera without a lens attached and it won’t expose the film...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 347
Views: 16,230
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Interesting, I hadn’t heard about the f4 version....

Interesting, I hadn’t heard about the f4 version. Pentax Forums says it was the first Japanese wide-angle!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 4,624
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks Huss, I really like Tmax100.

Thanks Huss, I really like Tmax100.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
It looks anodised to me (but I certainly don't...

It looks anodised to me (but I certainly don't know for sure)...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Am I right in thinking the silver version of the...

Am I right in thinking the silver version of the 75mm is just the finish over an aluminum body, rather than the plated brass of the silver 50/f1.5 and 35/f1.7 versions?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 34,138
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Coffee above Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman...

Coffee above Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman Peninsula

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48112306876_f4e4b8b932_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2giw9Cm)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 15,838
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Two angles of Munro Bight, Tasman Peninsula M2,...

Two angles of Munro Bight, Tasman Peninsula

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48112411287_7fddf8b956_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 347
Views: 16,230
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thank you both :)

Thank you both :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 4,624
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax MX (black paint), SMC-K 85/f1.8 and...

Pentax MX (black paint), SMC-K 85/f1.8 and Tmax100


https://live.staticflickr.com/7912/32960395178_fa288c75d3_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 422
Views: 62,995
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Arthurs Peak | Tasmania SWC/M and Foma...

Arthurs Peak | Tasmania



SWC/M and Foma Ultra200



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48123608687_de393a22ee_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gjw5ga)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 347
Views: 16,230
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
First, how many times are you going to tell the...

First, how many times are you going to tell the same story in one thread? You had some Takumars, didn't like them and sold them all off 40 years ago. Great. Perhaps ignore the Takumar thread then?

...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 347
Views: 16,230
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax SV and...

Pentax SV and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48112411072_747b2eb94f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2giwFAQ)
Super Takumar...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,567
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'm also very curious to see if the significant...

I'm also very curious to see if the significant trend to the two ZM options in the poll is based on actual experience (side by side with the VM's) or just happy ZM owners.

The interwebs is full of...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,559
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Some more info at Leica Rumours, including tech...

Some more info at Leica Rumours, including tech specs and a lens diagram.



Has anyone seen a photo of the vented hood it will sell...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 198
Views: 23,697
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2 and 5cm Cron...

M2 and 5cm Cron Collapsible

https://live.staticflickr.com/4257/35175438380_52b9e6c369_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VAkjkw)
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 495
Views: 146,912
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Söderkulla | Finland M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and...

Söderkulla | Finland

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and 400TX

https://live.staticflickr.com/2824/33456057994_9d2ce9e173_c.jpg...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-16-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Camera Clinic in Melbourne (authorised Leica...

Camera Clinic in Melbourne (authorised Leica repairer) have an 'L' stamp.
Forum: Travel 06-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Rice processing factory | Sekinchan 500CM, 80mm...

Rice processing factory | Sekinchan

500CM, 80mm Planar and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/4819/44037789380_609cb872a8_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,678
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
First time I've heard $10 described as 'Leica...

First time I've heard $10 described as 'Leica price' ;)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-15-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Keep us updated on how this goes. As...

Keep us updated on how this goes.



As mentioned in another thread, my M2 has been going back and forth to the Australian Leica service centre trying to fix a very similar issue. Their latest...
Forum: Travel 06-14-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hi Sara, please feel free to post as much as you...

Hi Sara, please feel free to post as much as you like :)

I usually come over a couple of times a year to visit family (once for CNY and then whenever we can fit it in...). I think I'll be back for a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-14-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 194,227
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
This one made me chuckle :) Great shot!

This one made me chuckle :) Great shot!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,619
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Nope, no countdown clock. The IG link just takes...

Nope, no countdown clock. The IG link just takes me to a photo of a X1D shutter button and asks me to sign up for their newsletter. The link through their IG bio just takes me through to the same...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,619
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Am I missing something here? All I see at the...

Am I missing something here? All I see at the Hasselblad link is the regular homepage with existing products and whatnot... No teaser?



Go back a few decades and I suspect there would have been...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 4,624
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kuala Lumpur MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Kuala Lumpur

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47948704741_b8e256c1cb_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2019
Replies: 422
Views: 62,995
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Jökulsárlón,...

Jökulsárlón, Iceland

Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7815/46500844795_2a1d1e7bb9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dR7Z6n)

https://live.staticflickr.com/7838/32474045187_f076b01302_c.jpg...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 06-13-2019
Replies: 495
Views: 146,912
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dusty | Battery Point M2, 5cm Summicron...

Dusty | Battery Point

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47810236921_a567d06b2d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fQPXKF)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-13-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
High route between Col d'Arratille (2528m) and...

High route between Col d'Arratille (2528m) and Col des Mulets (2591m), Day 14 of the Haute Randonnée Pyrénéenne (HRP)

Olympus EM5 and Voigtlander...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-13-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13,352
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax MX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and...

Pentax MX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and 400TX

https://live.staticflickr.com/4374/36229929830_1e445fbfdc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XcvRUA)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-13-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,230
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
MX, S-M-C Takumar 105/f2.8 and...

MX, S-M-C Takumar 105/f2.8 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47949541902_d2e0be5e9f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g48WgG)

Spotmatic F, SMC Takumar 50/f1.4 and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-13-2019
Replies: 911
Views: 148,188
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pine Forest Moor Pentax LX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Pine Forest Moor

Pentax LX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/4186/34693880685_97b0212639_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/URMd1D)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-11-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 3,160
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Darling Point, Sydney M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5...

Darling Point, Sydney

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and 400TX

https://live.staticflickr.com/7139/27174797403_b1b67c1734_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HpkWvH)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,678
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yep. I think taping over the logo makes about...

Yep.


I think taping over the logo makes about as much sense as using black paint bodies for street because 'stealth'...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-10-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 15,838
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Barmah National Park Olympus 35RD and...

Barmah National Park


Olympus 35RD and Portra400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48024281612_442fd5d59c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gaJZMo)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-08-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 3,160
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lymington, Tasmania Olympus 35RD +...

Lymington, Tasmania


Olympus 35RD + HP5+


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48024205983_2561c50c23_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gaJBir)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-08-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 32,433
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Newtown, Sydney Olympus 35RD and...

Newtown, Sydney



Olympus 35RD and Portra400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48024178661_4ab09730ac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gaJtbn)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-08-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hmmm I suspect there aren't many unserviced...

Hmmm I suspect there aren't many unserviced Series 3 Land Rovers (forgive me if I've got my Series mixed up) happily driving today...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2019
Replies: 1,599
Views: 277,775
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Holden Torana LC coupe. This one was owned by an...

Holden Torana LC coupe. This one was owned by an older retired mechanic who lived in Sydney's Inner West. From conversations I gather he bought it new around ~1970 and has been the only person to own...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2019
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,611
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
How does the DA lens go on 35mm?

How does the DA lens go on 35mm?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,230
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I feel like this is somehow appropriate for a...

I feel like this is somehow appropriate for a Takumar thread on a Rangefinder forum...


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48016458176_a7b2d034dd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ga3U9y)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Isn’t that the point though? Old mechanical...

Isn’t that the point though? Old mechanical things need servicing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2019
Replies: 7,410
Views: 3,777,760
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
:) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/480164581...

:)


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48016458176_a7b2d034dd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ga3U9y)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,168
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I really enjoyed C200, although haven't shot much...

I really enjoyed C200, although haven't shot much of it...


M2 and Voigtlander 35/f2.5



https://live.staticflickr.com/4886/45906157675_d63dcd301e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cWz4ka)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kuala Lumpur MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and...

Kuala Lumpur


MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and Pancro400



https://live.staticflickr.com/7829/32271044947_be5982cbbc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RaFxmF)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-06-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
As David points out, the only definite way is to...

As David points out, the only definite way is to see a receipt for the service. If a seller claims a CLA but can't provide a receipt, you could possibly contact the repair tech and ask if they have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-06-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 194,227
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Full stretch | Kingston Beach MX, S-M-C Takumar...

Full stretch | Kingston Beach


MX, S-M-C Takumar 28/f3.5 and Tmax400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47949555393_749edefd31_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g491hi)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Of course they do, because online reviews are one...

Of course they do, because online reviews are one size fits all (unless you're reading a review on, say, an astro-photographery site or a macro site). As much as we would like them to be, reviews are...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,457
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Seperate accounts seems like a way of making an...

Seperate accounts seems like a way of making an already clunky forum even more clunky...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,457
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I've tried to upload to the gallery a few times...

I've tried to upload to the gallery a few times during my membership at RFF. Always ended up getting caught by some snag my technophobe mind can't handle and giving up. It is honestly one of the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-05-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 562
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I know (check my sig). I didn't say the M2 *has*...

I know (check my sig). I didn't say the M2 *has* 28mm framelines, I said you don't need an external VF for 28mm on an M2.

The Voigtlander 28/f2 is by far my most used lens on the M2 and if you use...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 745
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Last week when I realised I have nine versions of...

Last week when I realised I have nine versions of the Pentax/Takumar 50mm...

But seriously, I get the urge to purge all the time, which is odd because I also get the urge for GAS all the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 562
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
You don't need an external VF for 28mm on an M2 ;)

You don't need an external VF for 28mm on an M2 ;)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 562
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Personally I think your best bet when travelling...

Personally I think your best bet when travelling is to stick to gear you know. If you are familiar with your M2/50mm Cron and know how to get the best out of it, there are going to be literally...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-03-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,335
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
And M3's don't get light leaks? :confused:

And M3's don't get light leaks? :confused:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-03-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Done (kind of). I've started a thread in the...

Done (kind of). I've started a thread in the Repair/Camera Care forum listing all the individual threads talking about this issue.

Hopefully if anything else is dug up it can be added to the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-03-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Leica M2 light leak threads

Hi all, over the years there have been a number of threads relating to a light leak particular to the M2. There's snippets of useful info in all of them, so I thought it would be helpful to have them...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-03-2019
Replies: 433
Views: 32,710
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dusty Autocord and...

Dusty

Autocord and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46710523545_8a68bccd4b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eaDDhe)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-03-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
FYI OK, after a whole bunch of back and forth...

FYI

OK, after a whole bunch of back and forth with the repair techs, they are pretty sure they've fixed the light leak mentioned above.

What they said is that they've applied a black mask the the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-03-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 7,269
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kettering, Tasmania MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and...

Kettering, Tasmania

MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and Tmax100

https://live.staticflickr.com/7912/32960395178_fa288c75d3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SdADau)
Forum: Travel 06-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lion Dance costumes | USJ M2, Voigtlander...

Lion Dance costumes | USJ

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and Ektar100

https://live.staticflickr.com/1519/26243411330_f6e88946f4_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-02-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,141
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
My Grandfather Cliff and his cousin Athol,...

My Grandfather Cliff and his cousin Athol, somewhere up around Lake St Clair in 1942. They would have been 17 at the time.

https://live.staticflickr.com/5305/5580653477_b1171530e2_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 5,436
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Reviving this thread because there seems to be...

Reviving this thread because there seems to be very little info available on the Kardon.

In case anyone is interested, Mainline Photographics in Sydney (Australian Voigtlander Distributor) currently...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,335
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I don't think the author has forgotten anything....

I don't think the author has forgotten anything. It's probably worth re-reading the Editor's Note right at the start of the article, particularly this bit:

'...I wanted to clarify that this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-01-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 7,269
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Farr40 OD 'War Games' | Derwent Sailing...

Farr40 OD 'War Games' | Derwent Sailing Squadron

M2, 90mm Tele Elmarit and Pancro400

https://live.staticflickr.com/896/42029477105_e3fa9a6f4a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27314fZ)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-01-2019
Replies: 1,599
Views: 277,775
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Alfa | St Peters M2, 50mm Summilux v2 and...

Alfa | St Peters

M2, 50mm Summilux v2 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/8206/28904941250_50e03c91e0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/L3eo13)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-01-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Six years later and there still doesn't appear to...

Six years later and there still doesn't appear to be an alternative to 'Show me a nice old car', so hopefully this thread will gain some traction (pardon the pun)...

Spotted in Kuala Lumpur

Pentax...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,371
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2 (~$1000aud) + adapted Super Takumar 28/f3.5...

M2 (~$1000aud) + adapted Super Takumar 28/f3.5 (~$50aud)

Zone focus street dream :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-31-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 7,742
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, 5cm Cron Collapsible and...

M2, 5cm Cron Collapsible and 400TX

https://live.staticflickr.com/4404/36580612726_7b2edb9b09_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XJvcHq)

https://live.staticflickr.com/4407/36489122401_4411d748d8_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-31-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,230
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Can you tell us which Takumars? There were an...

Can you tell us which Takumars?

There were an awful lot, some great, some good, some less so. So saying 'Takumar's aren't as good as Fujinon or Contax' doesn't tell us much...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,335
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I know it's just a bit of pot stirring fun, but...

I know it's just a bit of pot stirring fun, but the article rings (mostly) true for me.

Pretty... I find the M2 the most elegant Leica from an industrial design perspective. None of the M3's clunky...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-30-2019
Replies: 2,011
Views: 603,827
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Andy in the workshop Autocord, 75mm Chiyoko...

Andy in the workshop

Autocord, 75mm Chiyoko Rokkor and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33748748818_9457cd1649_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 194,227
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dusty looking incredibly forlorn while he waits...

Dusty looking incredibly forlorn while he waits for his human to finish work and take him to the beach.

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pen F and m.ZD...

Pen F and m.ZD 12/f2

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32903874247_f5fe84b8a3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S8AXsF)
Skálafell (https://flic.kr/p/S8AXsF) by Nick Clark...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 39,776
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, 90mm Tele Elmarit and...

M2, 90mm Tele Elmarit and 400TX

https://live.staticflickr.com/7530/15822369451_64fe71a517_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q7aMci)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2019
Replies: 675
Views: 84,636
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Patterns in the sand | West Head, Tasmania M2,...

Patterns in the sand | West Head, Tasmania

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and P400H

https://live.staticflickr.com/7522/16010158872_802e4950aa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qoLfrW)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-29-2019
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,884
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kuala Lumpur Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Kuala Lumpur

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47948675743_5b4d252a8d_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 32,433
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Downpour in Kuala Lumpur MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Downpour in Kuala Lumpur

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47948704461_c4924b0a96_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g44Dk4)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-28-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,230
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
MX. Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 28/f3.5 and...

MX. Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 28/f3.5 and Tmax400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47949587956_bba736e73a_c.jpg...
Forum: Travel 05-27-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Daily commute | Kuala Lumpur Pentax MX, SMC-M...

Daily commute | Kuala Lumpur

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47948704741_b8e256c1cb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g44DpT)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,068
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I think it would. Different finishes in the same...

I think it would. Different finishes in the same colour always look a bit odd to me...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,963
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Saturday was when they were down for the Great...

Saturday was when they were down for the Great Migration. Uploader *should* be working now.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2019
Replies: 4,566
Views: 1,302,157
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and...

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and Portra400



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47020853334_7c504da6dc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eD5avQ)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,963
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Uploader has been working perfectly for me for...

Uploader has been working perfectly for me for the last day or so...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2019
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,611
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax 50's as far as the eye can see...

Pentax 50's as far as the eye can see :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47939901727_1819e38925_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g3hwzM)

Mounted:
- SV - Super Takumar 50/f1.4 (8 element)
- SP-F - SMC...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 05-26-2019
Replies: 495
Views: 146,912
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Betong, Thailand M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and...

Betong, Thailand

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and Portra160

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47934363996_df8b548c4d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g2N9pE)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,963
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yep, Uploader is cactus for me too.

Yep, Uploader is cactus for me too.
Forum: Travel 05-23-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Some...

Some more...



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47058281474_e6d418d934_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eGnZAA)Skálafell (https://flic.kr/p/2eGnZAA) by Nick Clark...
Forum: Travel 05-23-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I love this shot Craig

I love this shot Craig
Forum: Travel 05-21-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Awaiting the wedding games... An interesting...

Awaiting the wedding games...

An interesting tradition for Malaysian weddings (mostly Chinese Malaysians) is the 'door games'. On the morning of the wedding, the groom is required to come and...
Forum: Travel 05-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
In a sense, it actually didn't live up to it's...

In a sense, it actually didn't live up to it's name. Considering we were there in mid-winter, it was surprisingly 'warm' (around 8C most days) and very wet - rain every day which only changed to snow...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,700
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Again... 'You will not promote, belabor, or...

Again...

'You will not promote, belabor, or condemn any political or religious ideology during forum discussion.'

Enough with the digs at feminism. We do not all share the same politics or...
Forum: Travel 05-20-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
No, I really haven't played around with high-res...

No, I really haven't played around with high-res mode.
Forum: Travel 05-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Iceland in winter

A small collection from a roadtrip along the south coast of Iceland in January this year.

Pen F, m.ZD 12/f2 and m.ZD 45/f1.8

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47058279174_055a46bfc3_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,700
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'd love to know who you mean by the 'soyboys'?

I'd love to know who you mean by the 'soyboys'?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,700
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
'You will not promote, belabor, or condemn any...

'You will not promote, belabor, or condemn any political or religious ideology during forum discussion.'

There's only one place this discussion is likely to go, if it isn't there already.

Thou...
Forum: Travel 05-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lion Dance, Chinese New Year 2019 | Kuala...

Lion Dance, Chinese New Year 2019 | Kuala Lumpur

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Pancro400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7923/32271044127_52ab8ecc78_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-17-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 7,742
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Did they mention the fog in the ad? If not,...

Did they mention the fog in the ad? If not, highlight it and see if you can drive the price down.

At the end of the day, fog and/or marks that are only visible with a flashlight are very unlikely to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-16-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 7,742
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hard to tell from a single low-res photo but it...

Hard to tell from a single low-res photo but it does look good.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-16-2019
Replies: 595
Views: 72,686
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Around Sydney Pentax LX and...

Around Sydney

Pentax LX and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/4241/35278219706_4ea25ee1a0_c.jpg...
Forum: Travel 05-16-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Just upstream from Parit Falls in the Cameron...

Just upstream from Parit Falls in the Cameron Highlands

Minolta Autocord and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/4750/39416468875_73caefc1ac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2346GWX)
Forum: Travel 05-14-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
It took a while but I'm finally coming around to...

It took a while but I'm finally coming around to durian :)
Forum: Travel 05-14-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
You're welcome! The Hanoi thread is a wonderful...

You're welcome! The Hanoi thread is a wonderful insight into the city :)

This time some colour! These two photos are from my Uncle's (in-law) Durian plantation near Kelian Intan, a tiny tin mining...
Forum: Travel 05-13-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pre-wedding dress fitting. Somewhere near Kota...

Pre-wedding dress fitting. Somewhere near Kota Kemuning, KL

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and HP5+

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-12-2019
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,611
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Super wide GAS Pentax SV + Super-Multi-Coated...

Super wide GAS

Pentax SV + Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 20/f4.5

Hasselblad SWC/M + Zeiss Biogon 38/f4.5

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Forum: Travel 05-12-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Malaysia on film

Hi all,

Inspired by Trung Nguyen's (member 'kiemchacsu') long running and fantastic thread about Hanoi on a Leica M (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=142226), I'd...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-12-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 7,742
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Blue light M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and...

Blue light

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46893863955_2664a4dd2d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2erRiZM)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2019
Replies: 800
Views: 90,476
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Sydney MX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and...

Sydney

MX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and Tmax100


https://live.staticflickr.com/4917/32960396428_75166c0dc2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SdADx3)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-11-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 63,709
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yep still not working for me...

Yep still not working for me...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-10-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 7,742
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dusty M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and...

Dusty

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47810236921_a567d06b2d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fQPXKF)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-10-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 63,709
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I’m not seeing any of those images. Just a blank...

I’m not seeing any of those images. Just a blank filler with ‘Content protected by owner’
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-09-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 63,709
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Is anyone else using this gem of a lens? Cabbage...

Is anyone else using this gem of a lens?

Cabbage Gum/Snow Gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora) | Central Plateau, Tasmania

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-09-2019
Replies: 823
Views: 161,818
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A fast, compact 90mm. The new 75/f1.5 Nokton...

A fast, compact 90mm.

The new 75/f1.5 Nokton looks great, but I’d like something that fits my M2 framelines :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-09-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 7,742
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dusty M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and...

Dusty

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46893864175_2df9ba1913_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2erRj4z)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3,203
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
King Billy Pine (Athrotaxis selaginoides) |...

King Billy Pine (Athrotaxis selaginoides) | Pelion Gap, Tasmania

KBP's are one of Tasmania's endemic conifers and can live up to 1500 years in perfect conditions (importantly they need to be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 2,346
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
MONA, Tasmania's arts and culture...

MONA, Tasmania's arts and culture behemoth...



https://live.staticflickr.com/1979/45144716744_323e52f812_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bMhttf)
35RD + HP5+
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,462
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Voigtlander 28/f2 Ultron. 28mm because it's wide...

Voigtlander 28/f2 Ultron.

28mm because it's wide enough to give context, but not so wide as to distort excessively towards the edges. I've also found that using the whole M2 viewfinder gives a good...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2019
Replies: 1,424
Views: 194,557
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Eucalyptus | Kangaroo Valley, New South...

Eucalyptus | Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales

Pentax LX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33823300398_0358ee75d0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TwRfPG)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2019
Replies: 675
Views: 84,636
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
East Coast Low | Manly, New South Wales M2,...

East Coast Low | Manly, New South Wales


M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Portra400



https://live.staticflickr.com/8114/29086297552_9619bbb818_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LjfSUQ)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 7,410
Views: 3,777,760
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
It's fully clothed now...

It's fully clothed now ;)

https://live.staticflickr.com/7601/16844871426_7161c6e153_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rEwnpG)

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,131
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Easy to adapt but a pain in the bum to actually...

Easy to adapt but a pain in the bum to actually shoot. I occasionally use my Takumars on my MX. They’re very nice, but having to manually stop down to meter and shoot gets old pretty quick...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,131
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
If you really want/need a meter, I would look at...

If you really want/need a meter, I would look at the Spotmatic F and 'SMC' Takumar lenses to get full open-aperture metering.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,131
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Ah, right. OK...

Ah, right. OK...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,131
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
It’s quite possible the OP, as a ‘spot newbie’,...

It’s quite possible the OP, as a ‘spot newbie’, doesn’t even know that the pre-Spotmatic M42 Pentax’s exist. Most people who aren’t familiar with early Pentax/Asahi lore assume all screw-mounts are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 7,410
Views: 3,777,760
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
https://live.staticflickr.com/7609/16690183610_1a5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7609/16690183610_1a5f7f43d2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rqRy7o)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 321
Views: 53,452
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lake Windermere and Crater Lake | Tasmania M2,...

Lake Windermere and Crater Lake | Tasmania


M2, 90mm Tele Elmarit and Portra160



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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Snow | Marions Lookout, Tasmania M2,...

Snow | Marions Lookout, Tasmania


M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 Color Skopar and 400TX



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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,131
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'm not sure where you get that idea? Takumar's...

I'm not sure where you get that idea? Takumar's come up for sale all the time! In the past few weeks I've seen good examples of the 20/f4.5, 24/f3.5, 50/f1.4 '8 element', 50/f1.4 '7 element',...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,131
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Another vote from me to look at the pre-Spotmatic...

Another vote from me to look at the pre-Spotmatic Pentax's. I find them to be beautifully elegent, both aesthetically and in use. Similar in design ethos to an SLR version of the early mechanical M's...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-21-2019
Replies: 585
Views: 86,000
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Durian | Kuala Lumpur M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and...

Durian | Kuala Lumpur


M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and Tmax100


https://live.staticflickr.com/1736/41941160844_5881377dc4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26UcpUQ)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-18-2019
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,611
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
One of the cleanest black MX’s I’ve seen!

One of the cleanest black MX’s I’ve seen!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2019
Replies: 1,424
Views: 194,557
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Silver Peppermint (Eucalyptus tenuiramis) |...

Silver Peppermint (Eucalyptus tenuiramis) | Tasman Peninsula

This tree would have been badly burnt during a major bushfire in 2003/04, and then scorched again during a minor control burn in 2015....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,842
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A great deal of the upper structure of Notre Dame...

A great deal of the upper structure of Notre Dame is built from oak, not stone, and oak burns very well.



It's unlikely that France (or the rest of Europe) has any oak forests left that are old...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 194,227
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dusty Autocord and...

Dusty


Autocord and Portra400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46710523545_8a68bccd4b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eaDDhe)


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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-16-2019
Replies: 924
Views: 223,612
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Andy Autocord and...

Andy


Autocord and Portra400



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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-13-2019
Replies: 422
Views: 62,995
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The first one is showing up at the same size as...

The first one is showing up at the same size as most of the other images posted here.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 4,624
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Ahem, I suspect it was a Pentax MX ;) Or...

Ahem, I suspect it was a Pentax MX ;)


Or perhaps a Minolta X-700/570?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 4,624
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Here's a comparison with the K50/f1.2 and MX...

Here's a comparison with the K50/f1.2 and MX 'standard' M50/f1.4. The 'M' is pretty tiny for a f1.4.



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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,230
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A quick family snap... Spotmatic F and MX (w....

A quick family snap...


Spotmatic F and MX (w. M42-PK adapter)
S-M-C Takumar 105/f2.8
Super Takumar 28/f3.5
S-M-C Takumar 20/f4.5
Super Takumar 200/f4
S-M-C Takumar 50/f1.4
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks for the suggestion. I can't find this...

Thanks for the suggestion. I can't find this particular photo but really enjoyed looking through his work.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yes, you can do a reverse image search....

Yes, you can do a reverse image search. Unfortunately this has only shown the hundreds of blogs and tumblrs and pinterest accounts that have reposted the photo without credit...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Who took this photo?

Hi all, one for the brains trust...


Does anyone know who took this photo? I've found hundreds of examples floating around the interwebs, but none with credit... Any ideas?


Thanks, Nick
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 1,223
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Impressive, I particularly like the colour and...

Impressive, I particularly like the colour and clarity in the sky.


Out of interest, did you scan these on an Epson flatbed? The horizontal green/blue line visible in most of these shots occurs if...
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