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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 1,671
Posted By al1966
Being a tight git I would not dream of paying...

Being a tight git I would not dream of paying extra for a limited edition of a camera unless it was something like £5 more That being said I do love cameras with alternatives to the usual black...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
Well as the seller of the 225 pulled out I bought...

Well as the seller of the 225 pulled out I bought a Domke 803 Rugged wear bag and then got a Panasonic 17 1.7 for a very good price. Not too bothered about the 225 as I fancied an 803 for a while had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
It is an easy way to keep a spare copy of all the...

It is an easy way to keep a spare copy of all the images and they are so silly cheep now that I thought why not.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
10 8gb micro SD cards as I don't reuse and wanted...

10 8gb micro SD cards as I don't reuse and wanted smaller than 16gb for point and shoot cameras. A Panasonic GF5 for its charger and spare battery, will sell body on with no bits. Finally, a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,093
Posted By al1966
It is very much this, the jump from gen to gen of...

It is very much this, the jump from gen to gen of earlier DSLR type cameras was significant with improvements in resolution and lower light performance. Once 10mp was hit there was enough resolution...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,864
Posted By al1966
After the "Dog Park" academic pranksters I would...

After the "Dog Park" academic pranksters I would take a lot of these gender research articles with a very large pinch of salt. Still, its better than a lot of them who tend to reference their own...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
A Canon G10 and a G9x, both silly cheep compared...

A Canon G10 and a G9x, both silly cheep compared to going prices, pity the latter has no VF even the poor one on the G10/11 is better than nothing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2019
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
A Canon G11 as a beater camera, plenty of...

A Canon G11 as a beater camera, plenty of resolution for its use and it was damned cheep. Had a G9 years ago and did somewhat regret selling it, it was a nice size for use but small and fitted the...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-12-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,847
Posted By al1966
I think that for compact cameras to remain...

I think that for compact cameras to remain somewhat relevant they need to offer things you can not get from a phone. So greater zoom ranges, bigger sensors tuned more for bad light and lossless files...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,116
Posted By al1966
I would like a digital Canon FD mount camera with...

I would like a digital Canon FD mount camera with a body like the A1 or F1 rather than the T90, I liked the user experience on them. Though if I was looking for a similar user experience but had no...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-11-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By al1966
I have started to get a new SSD to cover the...

I have started to get a new SSD to cover the current photographs each year, the excess space used to copy another year going backwards. Along with this I now use SD cards once and store in a wallet...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-08-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,195
Posted By al1966
How much does an SD card cost now? per photo its...

How much does an SD card cost now? per photo its pennies if that. So I just use once, label the card and file after downloading the pictures on to the computer. As for failures, one in my dash cam...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-25-2019
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,745
Posted By al1966
Art in the Age of Mass Media (Walker), Daido...

Art in the Age of Mass Media (Walker), Daido Moriyama photophile, Concerning the Spiritual in Art (Kandinsky), The Minds Eye (Cartier Bresson) and a book of Lichtenstiens work.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2019
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
A load of 16GB SD cards, I would have preferred...

A load of 16GB SD cards, I would have preferred 8GB but they were over twice the price. Given how cheap cards are now I am using them as a write once download and then keep as a back up. At £4 each...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-19-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,203
Posted By al1966
I realized I don't need more than 16mp most of...

I realized I don't need more than 16mp most of the time and have grown to over all prefer the 4/3 or 645 aspect ratios. m43 gives me both, and they can be very small as faster than f2 is not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2019
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,499
Posted By al1966
What is this strange concept? I can not...

What is this strange concept? I can not understand the notion of too much coffee.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-06-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,094
Posted By al1966
The big advantage I find is having set the EVF to...

The big advantage I find is having set the EVF to the same brightness as my monitor that is set to print density from my printer I get a great view of exposure. However, I don't use any of the FF...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By al1966
Round October, I sold off my Sony gear, have gone...

Round October, I sold off my Sony gear, have gone mostly m43 for its lighter weight and I like using it more. I ended up with a load of extra cash also that was quite nice, if something is not being...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-27-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 831
Posted By al1966
The problem with such an approach is the sheer...

The problem with such an approach is the sheer amount of large scale integrated parts in the cameras. The makers would have to make the internals in such a way as to speed up the replacement of...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-15-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,103
Posted By al1966
I am not sure how many bags I have, I sometimes...

I am not sure how many bags I have, I sometimes remember ones that are not in use or came with a camera and just are not worth selling on. Then there are the load of messanger bags I seem to have...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 722
Posted By al1966
I have a Think Tank Retrospective 10 it is quite...

I have a Think Tank Retrospective 10 it is quite good and does look a bit more subtle, but don't like it as much as my Billingham (Hadley Pro). They are well designed bags though and the outside...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By al1966
Far far too many buttons, may be it is just me...

Far far too many buttons, may be it is just me but all my cameras have way too many buttons. There are a load of user programable function buttons that I never need, a lot could be done on a super...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,157
Posted By al1966
Another Manfrotto 055 sugestion, I have owned...

Another Manfrotto 055 sugestion, I have owned mine for years over twenty I think and have used it with everything upto 10x8. I use an old head with each movement controlled by a seperate knob don't...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-31-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By al1966
I have the Sage Tan version I really like the...

I have the Sage Tan version I really like the sage colour, its a beautiful green and I do like green.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,685
Posted By al1966
Joel Meyerowitz: Where I Find Myself: A Lifetime...

Joel Meyerowitz: Where I Find Myself: A Lifetime Retrospective
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-21-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By al1966
Better health would be nice or medication that...

Better health would be nice or medication that worked without side effects and or strong addiction.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,533
Posted By al1966
I had that Sigma when I last had a DSLR... it was...

I had that Sigma when I last had a DSLR... it was good, I bought the Nikon version and it was not much better, but I sold it for a great profit. The only reason I have for so called fast primes and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-21-2018
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,745
Posted By al1966
I have ordered 'Only God Can Judge Me' Bruce...

I have ordered 'Only God Can Judge Me' Bruce Gilden. Wife got me Contacts Magnum for our wedding anniversary last month. Found a copy of Ed Ruscha's Gas Stations in a charity shop for £2, result.
Forum: RFF News 12-20-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By al1966
I am just going to order or pre order the book.

I am just going to order or pre order the book.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,375
Posted By al1966
The one alcohol I miss are Islay malts, my late...

The one alcohol I miss are Islay malts, my late uncle haulage firm used to deliver most of the grain to the distilleries, as a result we got loads of free whisky :D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-17-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,581
Posted By al1966
I am quite pleased to buy out of date cameras...

I am quite pleased to buy out of date cameras given how much as others have noted they devalue and I am not so sure the gains are that much now with new models. I shoot in raw aperture priority and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,533
Posted By al1966
I have to say it is one of the things I love...

I have to say it is one of the things I love about m43 is the greater apparent focus for a given aperture with regard to the angle of view. Personally I like using primes and sometimes the faster...
Forum: Travel 12-11-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,883
Posted By al1966
Is that the face lift Multipla? I bought one of...

Is that the face lift Multipla? I bought one of the first odd faced ones for a 6 seater it was a good drive.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 849
Posted By al1966
I have bought Fuji Z series cameras Z8 and 10 I...

I have bought Fuji Z series cameras Z8 and 10 I think for the children both less than £5, great as they don't have retracting lenses for them to break. Picked up a Panasonic G3 a couple of times for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,618
Posted By al1966
I think many will buy the highest MP camera just...

I think many will buy the highest MP camera just like those who buy super-cars and then get stuck in traffic jams, not because it serves the purpose but because they want to. I have talked to people...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-26-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,500
Posted By al1966
Im with Chris on this, my last phone died so I...

Im with Chris on this, my last phone died so I bought a cheep smart phone off Amazon, a tenth of the price of the iPhone, the rolling contract I have is £5 a month. That near a grand difference? it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-21-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 6,875
Posted By al1966
Northern France

Northern France
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-12-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 6,875
Posted By al1966
Some where in Northern France, stopped on way...

Some where in Northern France, stopped on way back to ferry.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 6,113
Posted By al1966
I used to know the guy running it, before the...

I used to know the guy running it, before the advent of Ebay he used to sell on market stalls very cheaply and at least you could check out stuff a bit. However he was as dodgy as can be so there is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2018
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,499
Posted By al1966
That is a beautiful espresso machine, how well...

That is a beautiful espresso machine, how well does it work and are they still available?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-31-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,946
Posted By al1966
I go through periods of lack of inspiration,...

I go through periods of lack of inspiration, there are projects on the go but due to logistics or whatever they can't be done and so struggle with the will to do stuff. When this hits I tend to look...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By al1966
I mainly use a Billingham Hadley pro, someone...

I mainly use a Billingham Hadley pro, someone listed it in completely the wrong part of Ebay so it was silly silly cheap. I tend to carry two cameras and two lenses depending where I am going ....
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 10-27-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,409
Posted By al1966
Was that the same as one of the Olympus EVF's the...

Was that the same as one of the Olympus EVF's the 2 I think I know you could use one with one of the M models and it was less money than the Leica branded one. Or is my memory wrong on that one.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-25-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 30,908
Posted By al1966
Rarely use them due to doing most of my work on...

Rarely use them due to doing most of my work on the move, there are projects I have done, still life type of things that I will use one. I have an Old Manfrotto I bought years and years ago, used and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,149
Posted By al1966
Buy land, employ people to build homes on the...

Buy land, employ people to build homes on the said land, rent out homes to those in need of homes away from our perverted social housing points system. Take the profits from homes to buy more land...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,108
Posted By al1966
I did put the idea of turning a van into a big...

I did put the idea of turning a van into a big camera but it seems a decent van will cost £3k ++ and more like £5k so $3k for a van is out. But as it is what we will be doing soon, £2k is enough to...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-21-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18,784
Posted By al1966
Yes for a good few years its all I had a Cosina...

Yes for a good few years its all I had a Cosina CSM with a standard lens, I was a school kid and did not have the money left after film to buy another lens. Though I have on occasion gone away and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2018
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
I had that book years ago, got it when I first...

I had that book years ago, got it when I first tried 5x4, I found it quite useful except I was using an SLR with telephoto as a bodge spot meter.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By al1966
I feel sorry for those that have lost money, but...

I feel sorry for those that have lost money, but I hope the company is investigated as it looked like they were launching one after another while they still had not delivered on previous orders.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-13-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,214
Posted By al1966
Ill second the get both see which one you prefer...

Ill second the get both see which one you prefer then sell the other on or if its really cheap and they show different advantages keep both. It's always worth having lenses of the same FL that offer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2018
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
Panasonic 12-60 the basic one as a walkabout zoom...

Panasonic 12-60 the basic one as a walkabout zoom and an Olympus 45mm 1.8 for gigs so I can sell off the Nex6 and 55mm and rationalise/lighten my stuff.
Forum: Travel 10-11-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 963
Posted By al1966
WD do a HD with a built in SD reader, the latest...

WD do a HD with a built in SD reader, the latest gen is said to be reasonably fast and you can connect via wireless to your phone to check the images are there. I would still keep the images on cards...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-11-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1,841
Posted By al1966
Both, somewhat depending on mood though my zoom...

Both, somewhat depending on mood though my zoom use apart from specialist times is a 12-32 or soon 12-60 m43 ones. Then if I am pushing my son in the buggy I will be using a prime 17 or 25 as I can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2018
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
2 GX80's and an Olympus 17mm 1.7 I like the style...

2 GX80's and an Olympus 17mm 1.7 I like the style and feel of the GX series and have found after using the 2.8 that I really like the 17(35)mm field of view. On the other hand I sold off my Sony A7...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,839
Posted By al1966
Apart from some aforementioned ones such as Kai...

Apart from some aforementioned ones such as Kai and the Art of Photography when he was talking about photographers I like https://www.youtube.com/user/spogley/videos David Thorpes m43 reviews if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,130
Posted By al1966
I think that seeing the changes around areas can...

I think that seeing the changes around areas can create some quite interesting narratives, sometimes such as the peak of financial down turns that places like high streets can go through rapid...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,580
Posted By al1966
Nikon D200, its AF was worse than the lower cost...

Nikon D200, its AF was worse than the lower cost D80, more weight and more or less the same IQ
Canon 5d, damn sold my Fuji S3 and it produced less aesthetically pleasing to me files.
Canon T90, I...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-30-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 4,493
Posted By al1966
Yes unless that function is removed for the...

Yes unless that function is removed for the camera platform.
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-30-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 4,493
Posted By al1966
Well I had a film camera that had two film slots...

Well I had a film camera that had two film slots alas each slot could only do one shot and I could not use both at the same time. I am not bothered about two card slots last card that died on me was...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-27-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,229
Posted By al1966
I am one of the need a small cameras as my health...

I am one of the need a small cameras as my health is pretty mullered I can no longer hold big heavy cameras. M43 is ideal for me as long as I can get a fairly light weight body such as the EM10 or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,695
Posted By al1966
The viewing distance is important and does make a...

The viewing distance is important and does make a difference, someone like Burtinsky intends for his large prints to be somewhat studied closer up to reveal the information held with in. A lot of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-26-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By al1966
Lightroom and Photoshop, have used LR since it...

Lightroom and Photoshop, have used LR since it came out and am used to it so I can get what I want quickly without messing about. PS since the 90's, I have not found anything that will do what it can...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 09-21-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,582
Posted By al1966
Seems like a good move from Panasonics part,...

Seems like a good move from Panasonics part, availability of very good aspirational lenses off the bat, sales to those who already own an SL but want a second body. If they are a bit more sensible...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,229
Posted By al1966
I think you are about right, I can get a...

I think you are about right, I can get a reasonable sized print from 10mp certainly A3 looks good enough. I feel for me the sweet spot was hit with the 16mp sensors but a fair bit of that was the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-16-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,614
Posted By al1966
I use a dual camera prime set up with M43 an EM10...

I use a dual camera prime set up with M43 an EM10 mk1 and either a Panasonic G3 or G5. The G3 can be had for less than £100 very often, I paid less than £50 for both of mine.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-10-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,266
Posted By al1966
Print A4 a lot, most end up Blue Tacked to...

Print A4 a lot, most end up Blue Tacked to kitchen cupboards to get a feel of them. Some will end up framed and replace previous ones every so often. Then I give prints to other people as gifts. Then...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2018
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
A Hassleblad X1d, Iq is great but Im not sure...

A Hassleblad X1d, Iq is great but Im not sure about it in use but as it has paid for itself in the job its being used for and I got it for £3k with 45mm it will be for sale in 6-9 months probably....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-09-2018
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,499
Posted By al1966
I am of the same opinion, though a few places...

I am of the same opinion, though a few places tend to just give paper cups when you sit in like Starbucks, though I don't like their coffee. There was a coffee stall at my Uni that had a refillable...
Forum: Travel 04-11-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,883
Posted By al1966
The blue Cactus on the right, it averages me...

The blue Cactus on the right, it averages me 60mpg on general drives and 65-70 on long drives.
Forum: Travel 04-11-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,883
Posted By al1966
Love 2cv's, love Citroens generally had one years...

Love 2cv's, love Citroens generally had one years ago.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-07-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,940
Posted By al1966
I like the older Panasonic G bodies, they give...

I like the older Panasonic G bodies, they give you an EVF and the G1,2,3,10 can invariably be bought for less than £100. The G3 is a great little camera and I would opine that the 16mp sensor's...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-25-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 4,361
Posted By al1966
Yes I read the article closed the page in disgust...

Yes I read the article closed the page in disgust and remembered the wrong figure :bang: roughly converting into pounds.
I also felt the whole thing to be a long boast of look how much I can spend...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-24-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 4,361
Posted By al1966
Did I read correctly 20K for a bag? also are...

Did I read correctly 20K for a bag? also are elephants not an endangered species? It all seems wrong on so many levels.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2018
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
A Panasonic G1 plus 14-45 damned cheap will flip...

A Panasonic G1 plus 14-45 damned cheap will flip the camera and an OMD EM10 with a 14-150 will most probably flip the lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-16-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,665
Posted By al1966
I have an NX20 its a really nice camera and the...

I have an NX20 its a really nice camera and the files are very good IQ wise use it with the 16mm, not tried the 30mm. It is a shame they quit as the sensor I guess they made for the 20mp cameras is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,665
Posted By al1966
A nicely out of date Panasonic G5, its nice and...

A nicely out of date Panasonic G5, its nice and small so minimum fatigue on long walks and I like the output. Ask me in a couple of months and it could be another depending if I find some bargain or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By al1966
Had one card die on me years ago a CF card but it...

Had one card die on me years ago a CF card but it only messed up the first couple of images. Now i pick up decent branded cards of the highest speed (U3 currently) even though none of the current...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-14-2018
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,745
Posted By al1966
Well I bought this and am well pleased...

Well I bought this and am well pleased https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/3869307927/?coliid=I3G6UCN7KUQFSR&colid=LWLOHH3873Y0&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2018
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
I gave in to some long term temptation and bought...

I gave in to some long term temptation and bought this https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/3869307927/?coliid=I3G6UCN7KUQFSR&colid=LWLOHH3873Y0&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

It was worth it.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-05-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,365
Posted By al1966
There does seem to be a lot of guff options in...

There does seem to be a lot of guff options in the menus of modern cameras, but I will go through them once. For me its a simple case of set to Raw, switch off the horrendous beeps make a button for...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-27-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2,100
Posted By al1966
It looks superb, I will buy it when the A74 comes...

It looks superb, I will buy it when the A74 comes out or maybe later, my a7 is working fine and mostly I don't feel the need to upgrade yet. Though I do like the idea of 2 SD slots and being able to...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-26-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 3,612
Posted By al1966
I have used m43 on and off since 2010, with...

I have used m43 on and off since 2010, with health issues its size is a godsend. For most of the work I do the dynamic range is plenty good enough and if I need to do lower light I just use either...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-20-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,246
Posted By al1966
I love wandering round cities, however as I have...

I love wandering round cities, however as I have children now we go to places that are child friendly. It tends to be smaller towns now as they are easier and as we drive there I take in another long...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-17-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By al1966
I had a pair and regret selling them, used mostly...

I had a pair and regret selling them, used mostly with the 12-32mm pancake zoom and the Oly 25mm and 45mm pair. The camera I recall felt like a quality product but the lure of FF got me and got a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2018
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
A second Panasonic G3 along with a 25mm Panasonic...

A second Panasonic G3 along with a 25mm Panasonic and the 12-32 pancake zoom, sold the kit lens for more than I paid for the previous G3 also.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2018
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
I had one of them for a good while, it was a good...

I had one of them for a good while, it was a good little camera if a little slow to AF.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 6,889
Posted By al1966
Yes they were never personal and offered...

Yes they were never personal and offered constructive criticism, along the lines have you thought of this or trying this etc. It was more along the line of how we were thinking when making the work,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 6,889
Posted By al1966
The problem with giving a crit of someone's work...

The problem with giving a crit of someone's work is worrying that I will cause offence or upset. I have had quite brutal (honest) critiques during my masters and sometimes it left me feeling upset,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2018
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
I have ordered a Sigma 60 m43 mount, had one...

I have ordered a Sigma 60 m43 mount, had one before and it was very nice for the money.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-30-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 3,000
Posted By al1966
I am a big fan of cheap USB chargers for camera...

I am a big fan of cheap USB chargers for camera batteries. I have a portable battery pack that I can attach them to wandering around, use them in the car and lastly I use a 5 port USB charger. The...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-28-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,930
Posted By al1966
I am or have been told I am over obsessed with...

I am or have been told I am over obsessed with keeping back ups but I had 2 drives die at the same point and thankfully had a third.
First point I replace a hard drive with a larger one every year...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2018
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
Panasonic G3 missed my last one and it was a...

Panasonic G3 missed my last one and it was a great price, with 14-42 that will be sold soon and hopefully make the cost of camera back. Also a Manfrotto Woodland bag its a nice size but I can fit all...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-25-2018
Replies: 610
Views: 111,537
Posted By al1966
A polaroid Swinger? the one that only did black...

A polaroid Swinger? the one that only did black and white, the perfect camera for a 6 or 7 year old.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,902
Posted By al1966
Sony A6000 and an 85mm preferably both used,...

Sony A6000 and an 85mm preferably both used, though if a free grand landed on the door mat it would go on a holiday. I am in a position of not really desiring any cameras that are expensive and apart...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-24-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,108
Posted By al1966
If its cameras then probably a Sony A6000 used...

If its cameras then probably a Sony A6000 used and the 85mm 1.8 so I can double duty the lens as an 85 on the A7 and a near 135 on the A6000. Then I am at a loss, I can't bring myself to spend over...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-23-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 5,165
Posted By al1966
My wife bought me one on Amazon when they were on...

My wife bought me one on Amazon when they were on sell out, its some place round the home annoyingly as it is with the supplied wrap plus a second one the ideal for a couple of smaller cameras or...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-17-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 3,000
Posted By al1966
Good foot wear, if your pounding the streets or...

Good foot wear, if your pounding the streets or stomping around the countryside comfortable footwear is worth every penny. Though I am lucky as Dr Martin's have a lower cost outlet store near us.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 11-09-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,665
Posted By al1966
Apart from some categories there are distance...

Apart from some categories there are distance selling regulations in the UK (EU?) gives you 14 days cooling off period I think.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2017
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
A Samsung NX20 for £30 from a local add, seems...

A Samsung NX20 for £30 from a local add, seems quite nice so far if a lot dull looking.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-04-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,572
Posted By al1966
I bought a used A7 just to use this lens, simply...

I bought a used A7 just to use this lens, simply great lens worth every penny plus more.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-02-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,070
Posted By al1966
I still use my EP1 that was a grad present,...

I still use my EP1 that was a grad present, however I would not pay more than £50 for any of the 12mp ones with lens except the Pana G1 if it has the 14-45. It is worth looking at the G3, it has the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-31-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2,353
Posted By al1966
I do like to play with different cameras, but for...

I do like to play with different cameras, but for what I need most decent cameras made in the last 5+ years are good enough. A brand new body is off the table, though a Hasselblad X1? was pre ordered...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-22-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 9,956
Posted By al1966
Yes, I try to get things from places where I have...

Yes, I try to get things from places where I have some idea that the workers are well paid and treated properly. So with bags I tend to stick to Billingham and Domke, in clothes shops I look out for...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-17-2016
Replies: 140
Views: 12,410
Posted By al1966
10+ Can't remember half of them as some were...

10+ Can't remember half of them as some were bought due to exceptionally low price and then sold on on Ebay. Some I used for a short while because I could and this did lead to some complicated...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 10-08-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,793
Posted By al1966
I am tempted by the later RX100 line, if I see...

I am tempted by the later RX100 line, if I see one at a good price in a few months I may spring for it, but then probably the MK3 would be good enough. My GX100 is on its way out and need a take...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-06-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,501
Posted By al1966
Its a pity these can't be put up online for...

Its a pity these can't be put up online for people to hear, isn't there some US government library of this sort of thing? This sounds well exciting though look forward to seeing it and enjoying some...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-06-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,067
Posted By al1966
I have been obsessing over a new car but I went...

I have been obsessing over a new car but I went for this bonkers thing http://images.caradisiac.com/images/9/2/9/1/99291/S1-Essai-Citroen-C4-Cactus-BlueHDi-100-bien-de-son-temps-339269.jpg The diesel...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-18-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By al1966
Ok here are the things I want in a bag; 1 thin I...

Ok here are the things I want in a bag;
1 thin I want to be able to put a camera in face down so width of cam section should be about the height of a camera (non gripped).
2 on one end some place to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-18-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,261
Posted By al1966
What inserts would you recommend if I go for this...

What inserts would you recommend if I go for this option? As I am in no great hurry will find a store that stocks a good range, have to wait till November as I should be doing a short tour with a...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-15-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,151
Posted By al1966
The 22 is supposed to be a superb little lens...

The 22 is supposed to be a superb little lens from what I can see. I am going to get an original M or M2 with the 22 as a point and shoot alternative. It works out less than the Fuji X100 and I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-15-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,261
Posted By al1966
The F2 is just a bit too wide for me to use, I...

The F2 is just a bit too wide for me to use, I did try one but prefer a slim deep bag, might see if I can take another look though.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-15-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,261
Posted By al1966
Bigger Domke than Billingham Hadley Pro

I would like to buy a bigger bag than the Hadley Pro and fancy an alternative to a Billingham, I have liked the Domke I had a few years ago J802/3. So I am looking for a larger but similar slim style...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-11-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,932
Posted By al1966
There is one version of the Domke F5 atlas and a...

There is one version of the Domke F5 atlas and a couple of old crumpler bags were similar. However they only have one large zipped segment at the bottom. I think the Domke looks like it could be a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-05-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3,112
Posted By al1966
I liked the Domke clip like you say its quiet...

I liked the Domke clip like you say its quiet unlike bags with velcro I hate velcro on a flap :eek: every time I pull it open. I have a quite nice Think Tank bag that is ruined by that velcro...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 4,197
Posted By al1966
Walter Benjamin : Illuminations Cadava; Words of...

Walter Benjamin : Illuminations
Cadava; Words of Light, Which is a series of essays on Benjamin's writing about photography,
Photography: Essays and Images ;Edited by Beaumont Newhall
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4,058
Posted By al1966
I have one of these cameras its a pita to change...

I have one of these cameras its a pita to change modes etc but it does meter with ai lenses and AF with afs lenses. I use the viewfinder info and thats simple enough to use. The LCD is a right dogs...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-01-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 11,870
Posted By al1966
Simple reasons to use film here, I like the...

Simple reasons to use film here, I like the colours I get from either Fuji or Kodak pro films apart from the vivid colour ones. I prefer to scan and print though than get a lab to print as they seem...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By al1966
Very enjoyable, thank you very much

Very enjoyable, thank you very much
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-03-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,356
Posted By al1966
My so old all the letters have rubbed off Minolta...

My so old all the letters have rubbed off Minolta meter
The Darkroom
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 4,523
Posted By al1966
Lower speed films <200 in Adox APH09 which I...

Lower speed films <200 in Adox APH09 which I gather is more or less the original Rodinal formula. I have tried and liked Polypan, FP4+, Agfa APX, Foma 100 & 200, Rollei RPX100, Plus X, Lucky and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-24-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,302
Posted By al1966
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=90948&stc=1&d=1337863130
From the P67 its fantastic
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-24-2012
Replies: 1,673
Views: 426,923
Posted By al1966
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=90948&stc=1&d=1337863130
A kind member on here gave me a P67, its a great cam. This is from the test roll from the cam, to get used...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-23-2012
Replies: 1,673
Views: 426,923
Posted By al1966
I have a quickish system, I get coloured stickers...

I have a quickish system, I get coloured stickers from a stationary shop, one set with numbers on and one with out. I then use the plain ones according to film type when loading film and the numbered...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,302
Posted By al1966
Thank you so much for the P67, the test negs are...

Thank you so much for the P67, the test negs are hung up to dry so I will post an example in the next day or so.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-19-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 4,955
Posted By al1966
I can not wait for good light, I will sit there...

I can not wait for good light, I will sit there and there is a crawling itching feeling just underneath my skin; I have to pick up a camera and take some photographs, it is the only thing that stops...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-18-2012
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,391
Posted By al1966
There is something magical about a 50mm, I can...

There is something magical about a 50mm, I can walk around all day with it and never feel I should have packed a 28mm or 135mm. There will be shots where I feel I could do with, but never regret. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-18-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,302
Posted By al1966
I would be very interested in the pentax I can...

I would be very interested in the pentax I can come almost any time too
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-16-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,345
Posted By al1966
I would be well happy to get some 126 in...

I would be well happy to get some 126 in monochrome, but not at Lomo prices.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-15-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,843
Posted By al1966
Afraid to say it but I love my OM2 more than my...

Afraid to say it but I love my OM2 more than my OM1, with the 50mm 1.4 its just perfection with a nice viewfinder and smooth film advance and its small size.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2012
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
Its aan Espio 80, I don't know how good it is but...

Its aan Espio 80, I don't know how good it is but for that small fortune I can't complain :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2012
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
An AF Pentax point and shoot for 99p inc p&p...

An AF Pentax point and shoot for 99p inc p&p :)
Forum: RFF Polls 05-05-2012
Replies: 204
Views: 32,195
Posted By al1966
The last few cameras I bought off the bay have...

The last few cameras I bought off the bay have been all good; Nikon f70 and f50, Oly OM2/40/20 and an Pen EE2. In fact the OM2 F70 and Pen EE2 were near mint, Sadly I got a lens listed as Nikon mount...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-04-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 5,153
Posted By al1966
Having been through similar establishments on the...

Having been through similar establishments on the other side of the pond, I can only agree with Chris's observations. In two fine art departments there has been talk of brushes and far more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,426
Posted By al1966
For the last two wks I have been using small...

For the last two wks I have been using small cameras; an Agfa Paramat, Oly XA3 and µ1. I got a µ105 zoom earlier in he week and I quite like its quietness and today my Pen EE2 arrived so I will be...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-02-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 6,103
Posted By al1966
Most of the time I just fling a couple of cameras...

Most of the time I just fling a couple of cameras in to my every day bag. I use for times I am going away and times where the primary reason is photography a camera bag. I could not travel/wander...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2012
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
An Olymlus µzoom 105 and T18 flash £5 the pair.

An Olymlus µzoom 105 and T18 flash £5 the pair.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By al1966
I shoot around 50 rolls of 135 a month and about...

I shoot around 50 rolls of 135 a month and about 5 of 120 in the same time frame. This is all monochrome, in the case of 135 whatever I can get for a good price and mostly developed with APH09 though...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 04-28-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,682
Posted By al1966
Well I have picked up an Olympus Pen EE2, just...

Well I have picked up an Olympus Pen EE2, just have to wait for the pair to arrive and get used to their quirks. I am looking forward to walking around with small cameras for a while. Though I have...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-27-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 5,596
Posted By al1966
Yes and No; left to their own devices a person...

Yes and No; left to their own devices a person may with a 'natural' talent create something good. I would bet though that those who did not have any schooling will have looked through books, read...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2012
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
A konica 35EE and an Olympus Pen EE2, I seem to...

A konica 35EE and an Olympus Pen EE2, I seem to be gravitating more and more to Olympus cameras as time goes on. Now if only I could find a Pen F I could afford.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 11,733
Posted By al1966
I looked for some and asked but was told no...

I looked for some and asked but was told no unless someone comes across some in a deepfreeze :bang:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 11,733
Posted By al1966
I bought a load of APX100 from Silverprint in...

I bought a load of APX100 from Silverprint in London, it was a superb price. From what I have been told most if not all is defrosted film from the last run.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 4,673
Posted By al1966
Funnily my unused cameras and negative files live...

Funnily my unused cameras and negative files live on a set of their shelves, it was the last thing we bought from there. Most of the rest was just plain shonkey so we only buy proper wood stuff now...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 04-26-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,682
Posted By al1966
Bought a Konica 35ee/Recorder

I have just bought one as I have enjoyed using my little Agfa Paramat and seeing images posted on here I felt like increasing my choices. Now I just have to wait for her to arrive and at the same...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2012
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
Have not bought yet but will on Monday get a pack...

Have not bought yet but will on Monday get a pack or two of 7x5 Kentmere paper and perhaps a pack of Ilford 5.5x3.5 paper. I prefer the Kentmere paper but as it is a stop faster it is a pita in 5x3...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3,729
Posted By al1966
Ditto, with an ex she would go off on one if I...

Ditto, with an ex she would go off on one if I bought film whilst spending loads on clothes. My wife on the other hand encourages me to get more film paper cameras etc:D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-23-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,659
Posted By al1966
Apart from test rolls I prefer 36 exposure rolls;...

Apart from test rolls I prefer 36 exposure rolls; I shoot at least 12 rolls a wk so if I had 24 exposure rolls I would have to shoot 18 rolls. This would require a 50% increase in time spent...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-20-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 17,780
Posted By al1966
The more I photograph the more I use a 50, I like...

The more I photograph the more I use a 50, I like 35 and can use it all day but I will frequently want to get that bit tighter. 135 is another I enjoy but no way I would not leave the house with just...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-20-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 8,622
Posted By al1966
All black a good classic wardrobe choice :D,

All black a good classic wardrobe choice :D,
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,793
Posted By al1966
I try to build up a stock of film, but I seem to...

I try to build up a stock of film, but I seem to go through it too fast. This year the average has been around 15 rolls of 35mm and 2 of 120 per wk. I would like to have a few bulk rolls in the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-18-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,925
Posted By al1966
I used to shoot a lot of PanF and from memory I...

I used to shoot a lot of PanF and from memory I felt it worked well in perseptol and was ok in ilfosol, I did not like it so much in ID11. This can be taken with a pinch of salt though as the last...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,294
Posted By al1966
I have 2 rolls of Neopan 1600 to develop and 4...

I have 2 rolls of Neopan 1600 to develop and 4 left to shoot, one will be loaded in to a camera in the morning.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2012
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,431
Posted By al1966
125 sheets of paper.

125 sheets of paper.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-18-2012
Replies: 229
Views: 30,763
Posted By al1966
Im looking at my OM1 now and pondering this; its...

Im looking at my OM1 now and pondering this; its small with a great viewfinder and mechanical shutter. It has mirror lock up and feels silky smooth in the downside it won't work with 1.55v batteries...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-17-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 8,622
Posted By al1966
I have no end of problems with bags, when I want...

I have no end of problems with bags, when I want to go out with my MAmiya it is too big to fit in the Domke style satchel. Otherwise I can take out all I want to use in an 802 and the pockets on it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,395
Posted By al1966
I tend to go out daily with an OM2 with a 50mm,...

I tend to go out daily with an OM2 with a 50mm, its all I use 99% of the time. When out on a walk where I may want some alternative focal length under 28mm I will take either a Canon or Konica as I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,974
Posted By al1966
I love using low ASA films; as much as possible I...

I love using low ASA films; as much as possible I do not want grain/noise and so on. I went through a period of using faster films but the colour film for me always was K25 and I used PanF a lot for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-10-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,033
Posted By al1966
I use a Canon 9000, have used it with both Win7...

I use a Canon 9000, have used it with both Win7 and Mac and I think it is a very nice scanner. I got a little annoyed with HP and Epson not providing drivers for relatively recent products and Canon...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-09-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,489
Posted By al1966
Be aware that OM's are like crack you will find...

Be aware that OM's are like crack you will find it hard to stop, I picked up an OM1 with 50 1.4 for £15 and I was going to sell it and get a Canon 50 1.4 (fd). But I thought I should try her to see...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2012
Replies: 366
Views: 22,061
Posted By al1966
Surely public domain ala the internet is much the...

Surely public domain ala the internet is much the same as a public library, you can view or listen etc but its a limited time thing. It is easy for someone who does not need the income from their art...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-03-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,686
Posted By al1966
I though about buying a tablet but having a...

I though about buying a tablet but having a netbook I could not see the point; there are netbooks that are marginally heavier than tablets, plenty are just marginally thicker. However if you use a...
Forum: Photo Software 04-02-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 4,622
Posted By al1966
My wife uses Picasa; free from google to sort...

My wife uses Picasa; free from google to sort through and browse her photographs. She also uses Photoshop elements, I think it is about £60 so that should be under what you want, the copy came with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-02-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,100
Posted By al1966
Was it an original? though not as valuable as...

Was it an original? though not as valuable as Blue Notes of the period; A friend of mine sold 3/4 doubles he had and bought a Pink Triangle with SME arm no small change for those:). The Jazz on vinyl...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-02-2012
Replies: 146
Views: 24,090
Posted By al1966
Day to day a Timbuk2 bag that was given away at a...

Day to day a Timbuk2 bag that was given away at a Ted conference a few years a go, it has a laptop section that will hold 2 cameras and I cam put in a few files or shopping.
Depending on what I take...
Forum: Photo Software 04-01-2012
Replies: 136
Views: 11,946
Posted By al1966
I bought my Lightroom and CS3 design premium, I...

I bought my Lightroom and CS3 design premium, I was awarded CS5.5 Web premium as a disabled student along with my Mac. I can not be bothered to go looking for a free copy and I could not live with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,100
Posted By al1966
$10 thats my kind of price, I paid that or less...

$10 thats my kind of price, I paid that or less for my OM40 OM20, OM10, F50 and F70, all but the F70 and OM10 came with a lens too. If it works then it can be used to make a good photograph anyhow...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2012
Replies: 366
Views: 22,061
Posted By al1966
Well I can listen to plenty of new music through...

Well I can listen to plenty of new music through legal streams, most musicians are not rich and if their streamed album sounds good I will buy it. A few years ago I tried downloading films apart from...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-29-2012
Replies: 169
Views: 17,085
Posted By al1966
I have never got what I wanted from a digital...

I have never got what I wanted from a digital black and white print, I prefer the colours I get from Portra 160nc. I could possibly get the same colours off a digital file but I get it right away...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 5,821
Posted By al1966
Ok so the site does a lot more than it says on...

Ok so the site does a lot more than it says on the tin :) but the main reason to come here is the pleasant talk and from most of the threads I have seen lack of elitism. So there is a fair bit of...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-27-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,776
Posted By al1966
Indeed he is.

Indeed he is.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,739
Posted By al1966
Price of those you may as well get a reasonable...

Price of those you may as well get a reasonable priced used camera bag and put patches or paint on it. One of the domke clones costs less or any of the cheep bags on the auction site.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,739
Posted By al1966
I feel it has less to do with what you are...

I feel it has less to do with what you are carrying and more to do with presence. If you look like you will be trouble to any thief they are far more likely to walk on by. If you look like you will...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 7,931
Posted By al1966
I learnt the hard way; developed 3 films in...

I learnt the hard way; developed 3 films in Ilfosol (I think) and the developer was dead. Now I am very meticulous, the little leader that is cut off is put in a small pot with some developer and...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-24-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,455
Posted By al1966
I will throw a cat in with your pidgins what...

I will throw a cat in with your pidgins what about an Olympus Mju1? mine has been quite tough and it can be got for a couple of quid. Though I have to admit I have been tempted by the Ricoh GR...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-24-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 3,745
Posted By al1966
+1 though I would prefer them the other way...

+1 though I would prefer them the other way round. I would live one of the modern fuji 67 folders though either of these would require a new enlarger. Also there is also the Polaroid based 45 cameras...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2012
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,391
Posted By al1966
OM2 50...

OM2 50 1.4

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=90114&stc=1&d=1332415526
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-21-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 5,871
Posted By al1966
I have about 50 cameras, most cost me less than...

I have about 50 cameras, most cost me less than £10 of which many cost less than £5. I pay nearly that if we go for a coffee, more if we buy a sandwich, so not much guilt. I have bought more...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-20-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,917
Posted By al1966
Its a name with a lot of history so it would be...

Its a name with a lot of history so it would be good to see it back, being sensible they could get Sony to crate a higher end Nex model to hold the name. If not then perhaps another mount µ43...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-18-2012
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,391
Posted By al1966
OM2 50 1.4 Lucky 100 APH09...

OM2 50 1.4 Lucky 100 APH09 Stand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=90081&stc=1&d=1332121185
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-16-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,426
Posted By al1966
Primarily for the last couple of wks Olympus OM,...

Primarily for the last couple of wks Olympus OM, primarily an OM2 with a 50 1.4. The OM1 and 2 are such a delight to use I am drawn to just put one of them in my bag when I go out, I have had the OM2...
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-14-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 85,095
Posted By al1966
I was walking the streets of London on Monday and...

I was walking the streets of London on Monday and a pleasant gent in a wheelchair said an OM2 now thats a proper camera. Sadly he had to give it up as he lost most of the use in his hands. He now...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-14-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,670
Posted By al1966
If it uses a transformer you could always put a...

If it uses a transformer you could always put a variable voltage regulator after the transformer.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2012
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,391
Posted By al1966
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=89993&stc=1&d=1331657666

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=89994&stc=1&d=1331657666

Both from the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,686
Posted By al1966
Both with an OM2 50...

Both with an OM2 50...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,164
Posted By al1966
That is the truth I will go out with my OM's over...

That is the truth I will go out with my OM's over much else because they are so light and also the OM1 and 2 feel so much smoother than anything else, but I have a 24mm Fd so the AE1 gets a nice walk...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,164
Posted By al1966
I used to have a very dented one that I dropped...

I used to have a very dented one that I dropped down a cliff, she survived the 50 1.8 did not though, some arsehole stole it. It was one of the first generation ones and one of the few cameras I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-13-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 6,593
Posted By al1966
I am a grumpy git when it comes to people wanting...

I am a grumpy git when it comes to people wanting me to do things like weddings or portraits, its my way or the highway. I told my mother in law who is marrying an asshole that it would cost them £5k...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-12-2012
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,066
Posted By al1966
Nice braising OM1's look nice in black.

Nice braising OM1's look nice in black.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-12-2012
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,066
Posted By al1966
Nice I got one last wk for £10 its a dream to...

Nice I got one last wk for £10 its a dream to use:o
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 7,836
Posted By al1966
Polypan F 90m for £18 +p&p its rated at 50 but...

Polypan F 90m for £18 +p&p its rated at 50 but seems to print fine at 100 developed or should it be soaked in RO9 1+100. I liked it so much I bought 600m of it. You can find it on the auction site
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-09-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,940
Posted By al1966
I had a few rolls of that and Lucky, they both...

I had a few rolls of that and Lucky, they both drove me up the wall with their mad curling. But they do have a quite nice tonality, but I just can't take the stress of them curling too much. I have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2012
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,391
Posted By al1966
Thank You. I am doing an MA in photography, if...

Thank You. I am doing an MA in photography, if anyone is interested.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,746
Posted By al1966
Third party Classics

Just out of interest what 3rd party lenses have you bought that have brought you much delight? for price and or quality?
I have a Tokina 25-50mm that cost me £5 inc postage and for its range its a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2012
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,391
Posted By al1966
Just out of interest what lenses have a mega good...

Just out of interest what lenses have a mega good rep?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2012
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,391
Posted By al1966
My 'German Edition' OM2 came today, what a beauty...

My 'German Edition' OM2 came today, what a beauty part from a little wear on the battery chamber its near mint looking. My delight when turning her to manual and seeing a match needle display and I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 4,330
Posted By al1966
I had a Sigma super wide 24mm 2.8 before and the...

I had a Sigma super wide 24mm 2.8 before and the Nikon 24 2.8 (both AF) I felt my Sigma was a nicer lens.Although I may have had not such a good copy of the Nikon, it may be worth a punt. I found...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-04-2012
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,447
Posted By al1966
Met my sun for the day yesterday and went through...

Met my sun for the day yesterday and went through a film just shooting the odd things that interested me. I was going to go out today but the sky opened and it was very dark and gloomy outside I read...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-04-2012
Replies: 144
Views: 24,084
Posted By al1966
A big blower first, one thats meant for sensors,...

A big blower first, one thats meant for sensors, if that does not work a brush and finally if I have been a klutz I use one of these fancy cloth things. I only use the cloth for a short time and then...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-04-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By al1966
This will help with my remembering of the German...

This will help with my remembering of the German language
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