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Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-09-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 5,015
Posted By kehng
Thanks all. Will check them all. I like the sound...

Thanks all. Will check them all. I like the sound of a film shooters paradise!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-08-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 5,015
Posted By kehng
Film processing and printing in Munich

Hi all
I'm relocating to Munich from London where I've been spoilt for choice with processing and printing options for film. Does anyone know where I can get good quality film services for 35mm, XPan...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,397
Posted By kehng
https://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A...

https://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=AwrB8p6gPSxXaDUAyzWKnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTIycGE1aDB2BHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZANmZGQ5YzU3NGYzNDE4ZDJlNWIyZDQxYjg5NmNjY2JhNwRncG9zAzEEaXQDYmluZw--?.origin=&bac...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,029
Posted By kehng
take your film cameras down to mw classic and...

take your film cameras down to mw classic and part ex for a nice m2 and leica lens. would make a nice partner to your fuji and use your iphone as a meter until sunny 16 is instinct.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-06-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 5,241
Posted By kehng
So As advised by some of you I got Germany to...

So As advised by some of you I got Germany to check it one more time. Guess what? There are now magically delamination spots. The repair is being done now without charge but I just admit while...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 5,241
Posted By kehng
Really godfrey ? I am not allowed to feel...

Really godfrey ?
I am not allowed to feel agrievved? You really think this is a situation where I should "suck it up"?!! Nice.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 5,241
Posted By kehng
my wifes digital hasselblad has been far more...

my wifes digital hasselblad has been far more reliable and the service has been stellar when there was a problem. i guess i was foolish to assume leica would be the same.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 5,241
Posted By kehng
also by investment i mean a piece of equipment...

also by investment i mean a piece of equipment that helps me produce exhibition quality material or make me money. £5000 plus lenses makes this whole enterprise seem a but like a poor choice...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 5,241
Posted By kehng
no the sensor didnt scratch itself. the point...

no the sensor didnt scratch itself. the point about digital leica being the end of an era rings true. i think i will be sticking with my m3 and m6 for my leica experience.

i actually work with canon...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 5,241
Posted By kehng
unfortunately the camera is with leica at the...

unfortunately the camera is with leica at the moment. but i do have receipts and can show them my files which demonstrate my case. i think the final straw for me was sneaking in a higher value...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-02-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 5,241
Posted By kehng
the day i lost faith in leica

today is a day i never thought would come. i have loved leica cameras since i bought my first m6 years ago. then i bought an m7, m8 then an m9 brand new. the m9 had its quirks and faults but i always...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-23-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 10,692
Posted By kehng
Zeiss-Ikon S312. Just picked one up last week and...

Zeiss-Ikon S312. Just picked one up last week and it is luverly
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,937
Posted By kehng
some food for thought. also thanks godfrey for...

some food for thought. also thanks godfrey for the pm.
maybe dumping digital is a bit drastic.... maybe a test drive of a 240 may change my mind
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,937
Posted By kehng
i also think it sounds generous and will be the...

i also think it sounds generous and will be the best trade in value i will ever get on this camera. it is in great nick with luigi case etc so if i trade im thinking of going the film route as the MA...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,937
Posted By kehng
Is anyone else considering trading their Leica M9 for a Leica MA?

I am taking my M9 into Leica Mayfair this week for the sensor check. The lady on the phone said that my camera was probably worth about £3000 in trade in value with a dodgy sensor or £2500 if it is...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-12-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 76,504
Posted By kehng
theres always at least a film and digital leica...

theres always at least a film and digital leica in my arsenal. at present theres a m9, m6 millenium, black m3, cl and r7 in my possesion. with the falling values of these and all my leica lenses i do...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2015
Replies: 182
Views: 19,020
Posted By kehng
A couple of pics...

A fave topic of mine and here's two I have to hand...
One a random shot in Amsterdam from when I was there last and the other a shot of my Colnago Titanium Oval Master Team Lampre World Champ Edition...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,522
Posted By kehng
I had something similar once. Turned out to be...

I had something similar once. Turned out to be stray bits of film that had been broken off in the chamber
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-29-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 27,751
Posted By kehng
while studying my masters of fine art at st...

while studying my masters of fine art at st martins, i won an artist residency to beijing. after a month of shooting in china with my bessa r3a and 40 nokton, we ended up in seoul as my wife had an...
Forum: Travel 11-29-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 14,928
Posted By kehng
im actually going to paris for a long weekend on...

im actually going to paris for a long weekend on thursday.
i was alaso thinking about one camera and lens to travel light on the eurostar.

my options are:
- leica m3 with 50mm lux asph
- leica m4...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-27-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 96,490
Posted By kehng
As a M9 user and long time Leica customer I am...

As a M9 user and long time Leica customer I am now really worried.

I've just been to the Leica website where they used to have FAQ page about cleaning the sensor but has now disappeared.

Like...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-27-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,385
Posted By kehng
Marked Up Photographs Show How Iconic Prints Were Edited in the Darkroom

And here I was thinking just buying a Leica would make all my photos iconic...

:bang:

http://petapixel.com/2013/09/12/marked-photographs-show-iconic-prints-edited-darkroom/#.VHOEOhGTS7R.twitter
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-27-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 4,658
Posted By kehng
What a great thread!

What a great thread!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,826
Posted By kehng
There are at least 5 new production cameras I...

There are at least 5 new production cameras I would like to try but haven't so can't qualify as my favourites (yet).

My 5 new:
- Canon 5D MkII
- Leica M9
- Leica M7
- Hasselblad XPan
- Mamiya 7

5...
Forum: Travel 09-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,831
Posted By kehng
If you don't mind second hand my faves...

If you don't mind second hand my faves are:

mwclassic
http://www.mwclassic.com

aperture
http://apertureuk.com
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,726
Posted By kehng
Leica CL is perfectly fine. It's not as nice to...

Leica CL is perfectly fine. It's not as nice to feel, look at etc etc as the bigger Ms but if you're not going to go wide or tele, the 40 summicron is a fine lens indeed. It holds up well to the 35mm...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By kehng
100 years of Leica according to the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27516384
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-17-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,577
Posted By kehng
Ditto. If you're out on the road for a period of...

Ditto.
If you're out on the road for a period of time you would want something that doesn't rely on batteries or electronics. Or can at least function without batteries like an M6. My Olympus OM4...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-29-2013
Replies: 314
Views: 52,423
Posted By kehng
XPAN 1) Didn't use it often enough and needed...

XPAN

1) Didn't use it often enough and needed to buy a new bicycle when I crashed mine on the way to work. Whenever I go through the photos I took with it I ask myself why didn't I use it more...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By kehng
Any suggestions? I'm in the UK

Any suggestions? I'm in the UK
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By kehng
Can I use M5 film advance lever on other M cameras?

Hi
Recently bought an MD2 on the forum and it has arrived with the plastic missing on the lever. I've put a black rubber band on it for now but have found an M5 lever on ebay. Does anyone know if...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-31-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 5,149
Posted By kehng
I'm on a bicycle forum (LFGSS) too and these guys...

I'm on a bicycle forum (LFGSS) too and these guys are so passionate about squeezing the every last ounce of cycling advantage from their kit that drives them to the edge of angst. Whenever I meet up...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-28-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 9,091
Posted By kehng
Bessa R3A and 40mm 1.4 was my first rangefinder....

Bessa R3A and 40mm 1.4 was my first rangefinder. Wish I'd kept it.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-12-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 18,348
Posted By kehng
i'd have called it an D-Lux Max rather than a...

i'd have called it an D-Lux Max rather than a Mini M
Although my D-Lux 6 has a F1.4 Lux on it
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,309
Posted By kehng
London shops are pretty good IMO as there are...

London shops are pretty good IMO as there are about 5 I visit from time to time but I love trawling through the flea markets in Europe whenever I'm away. Picked up a lovely contaflex in Brussels last...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 13,780
Posted By kehng
For the money you could spend on a 500c, I would...

For the money you could spend on a 500c, I would get a Bronica RF 645
If you're into rangefinders, street photography, quality lenses and MF real estate, this is a a great camera. I found the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-27-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 7,805
Posted By kehng
I'm still waiting for a lizard skin for my M9. 17...

I'm still waiting for a lizard skin for my M9. 17 months later.
Have emailed the guy every 3 months.
Mildly devastated by this experience as it was bloody expensive!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-22-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 7,715
Posted By kehng
xpan II and 30mm wideangle

xpan II and 30mm wideangle
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-13-2013
Replies: 17
X3
Views: 987
Posted By kehng
+1 Well done to the kid

+1
Well done to the kid
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-12-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 13,079
Posted By kehng
I handled one the other day at Rg Lewis and...

I handled one the other day at Rg Lewis and although I couldn't test the images I shot in the shop I did feel like I was playing with a modern digital camera. There is something primitive about the...
Forum: Other RF 02-03-2013
Replies: 103
Views: 7,799
Posted By kehng
Either my mamiya 7 or xpan

Either my mamiya 7 or xpan
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,934
Posted By kehng
I sold my II and IIIF recently. Loved them but an...

I sold my II and IIIF recently. Loved them but an M3 performs much better for me. If my coat pocket isn't big enough I either bring my D-Lux 6 or a small Domke bag. LTMs are wonderful but I promised...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By kehng
Bugger. Bugger. Bugger.

Bugger. Bugger. Bugger.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By kehng
Dust in my 21mm Leica viewfinder

Any suggestions as to how to get rid of it gratefully welcomed.
Just picked up a cheap md today and pulled out my 21 mm elmarit to find the viewfinder has become a dust magnet since the last time I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-26-2012
Replies: 134
Views: 12,911
Posted By kehng
Ok. So I've just come back from a day at the...

Ok. So I've just come back from a day at the museum kunstpalast in dusseldorf where the photographer Andreas gursky was having a solo show. His work uses the language developed by documentary...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-25-2012
Replies: 134
Views: 12,911
Posted By kehng
I am afraid you must have misunderstood what I...

I am afraid you must have misunderstood what I was saying... Let me reiterate... She is bored with "legacy" photography but conversely is inspired by new conversations in photography. Which is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-25-2012
Replies: 134
Views: 12,911
Posted By kehng
Unfortunately for many photojournalists, they...

Unfortunately for many photojournalists, they probably are wasting their time unless they are covering a sport event with vip passes... In an age where someone caught in the thick of a news story can...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-25-2012
Replies: 134
Views: 12,911
Posted By kehng
A friend of mine who is a curator at the London...

A friend of mine who is a curator at the London photographers gallery was explaining to me recently about her boredom with "legacy" photography. Ie traditional photographs made by a person with a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-09-2012
Replies: 242
Views: 41,129
Posted By kehng
I've trusted Morgan for years but never again. He...

I've trusted Morgan for years but never again. He still owes me a snake skin for my m9 that I paid for in November 2011. He has not responded to my emails. I got on well with him and love his...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By kehng
get in touch when you're here and i'll be happy...

get in touch when you're here and i'll be happy to point in the right direction.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2012
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,408
Posted By kehng
my day to day kit while riding through london

my day to day kit while riding through london
Forum: Travel 11-08-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,326
Posted By kehng
Any of those are great EXCEPT Frankfurt. There...

Any of those are great EXCEPT Frankfurt.
There are much cooler cities in Germany (sorry to any Frankfurters on the forum) like Berlin, Hamburg or Munich...
My vote is for Beijing.
Forum: Travel 10-25-2012
Replies: 898
Poll: Berlin?
Views: 115,574
Posted By kehng
i'll be in berlin at the end of November as i'm...

i'll be in berlin at the end of November as i'm an exhibition in Wedding. Be curious to know where I may find some tasty old german camera gear. Simon your mention of not (m)any nice gear shops is...
Forum: Travel 10-18-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 5,316
Posted By kehng
1 camera and two lenses is good advice. I've...

1 camera and two lenses is good advice. I've "survived" in Paris and brussels with a m3 and 50mm corn only. If I were taking two lenses in your shoes I'd take the 50mm elmar for the daytime (so it's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By kehng
Whichever one has film in it?

Whichever one has film in it?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 22,107
Posted By kehng
I picked up a contaflex slr with a fixed 40...

I picked up a contaflex slr with a fixed 40
Tessar lens for 35Ä at a street market in Brussels in the summer. It has astounded me. Seriously underrated. Compact, contrasty and characterful,
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 18,000
Posted By kehng
I'm selling mine. if i want electronic i'm going...

I'm selling mine. if i want electronic i'm going to use my m9. if i want to shoot film it'll be my m3. the m7 is lush but was gathering dust.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2012
Replies: 191
Views: 37,382
Posted By kehng
Before the announcements came out I was wetting...

Before the announcements came out I was wetting myself with anticipation of Live View and video and hoped that it wouldn't be crazy expensive. Now that it's here, I seem to have changed my mind......
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,599
Posted By kehng
What are you trying to talk yourself out of?

I noticed this morning that the "What have you just bought?" thread now has 1,893 posts. In the meantime I am trying to fight off GAS at the moment and am trying to talk myself out of my eternal lust...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-09-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 8,005
Posted By kehng
bet these weren't shot with a rangefinder!

bet these weren't shot with a rangefinder!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-08-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 12,370
Posted By kehng
I've been lucky enough to go to a few events at...

I've been lucky enough to go to a few events at the London olympics and I've only brought my DSLR to all events. A M7 or M9 would just be annoying there methinks!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-24-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By kehng
Has anyone else had problems with Morgan from cameraleather?

I bought about 6 skins from Morgan in december and he took a month to respond and another month to deliver the first 2 skins. One of them had the wrong template which he promised to replace. This has...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 4,702
Posted By kehng
I would also say summitar or even the cheaper and...

I would also say summitar or even the cheaper and more quirky summar. The summitar is like an old worldy summicron while the summar is well... just old worldly!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 3,341
Posted By kehng
Is this a trick question?

Is this a trick question?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,340
Posted By kehng
Anyone going to Photographica in London this coming weekend?

I went last year and came home with loads of film and more GAS... I think I mentioned it a little late for other RFFers last year so thought I'd put this up earlier this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-14-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 5,047
Posted By kehng
Wow. The vitriol. I would love a Leica m...

Wow. The vitriol.
I would love a Leica m solution for video but will be unlikely to be purchasing one when it arrives. I'm travelling to NYC next week and am deciding which camera(s) to bring. I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-26-2012
Replies: 247
Views: 24,496
Posted By kehng
Yep I agree. Certainly equal measures fascinating...

Yep I agree. Certainly equal measures fascinating and terrifying. The "humanising" aspect could be that we often forget that Hitler was a human after all...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-26-2012
Replies: 247
Views: 24,496
Posted By kehng
He's an Englishman of part Jew descent so he's...

He's an Englishman of part Jew descent so he's got no political inclination. Good guy. PM me if you want his email
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-26-2012
Replies: 247
Views: 24,496
Posted By kehng
Yeah I thought the Summar glow was there too. He...

Yeah I thought the Summar glow was there too. He also seemed to mention Agfa films as the film of choice during the war... Or maybe they didn't have a choice?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-26-2012
Replies: 247
Views: 24,496
Posted By kehng
Amazing photos of Nazi Germany by Hugo Jaeger using a Leica LTM??

I recently met a freelancer in our studio who is an avid wartime collector. We got talking when he saw me take my Leica II out of my jacket. He was curious about Leicas and it turns out he has a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-26-2012
Replies: 242
Views: 41,129
Posted By kehng
Yep I have an order that dates back to Dec 2011...

Yep I have an order that dates back to Dec 2011 (although we did make contact so i could add to the order in Jan). Coming up to March and I am still patiently waiting. My naked cameras are now...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-22-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,676
Posted By kehng
Red face Wouldn't it be nice if the new x-pro 1 accepted xpan lenses

Probably just wishful thinking as the crop ratio and lens speed wouldn't make sense but they are both made by fuji right?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,892
Posted By kehng
I was walking through the red light district in...

I was walking through the red light district in Amsterdam during a friend's stag night. I thought I was shooting quite discreetly with my camera at my hip. Unfortunately my camera at the time was a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 5,407
Posted By kehng
I normally only bring one camera with me on my...

I normally only bring one camera with me on my daily travels, usually M3 with either summarit 1.5 or summitar or Leica II with summar. At nights I'm partial to my M7 with rapidwinder and 35mm Nokton...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-16-2011
Replies: 173
Views: 30,948
Posted By kehng
I agree with some of the other posters here. It's...

I agree with some of the other posters here. It's great that there is another camera that takes great shots with M lenses. Test integrity aside, if the Nex7 beats the M9 it's not by much... Actually...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-16-2011
Replies: 206
Views: 291,779
Posted By kehng
I'm interested if anyone else is also a vintage...

I'm interested if anyone else is also a vintage bicycle fan here...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-21-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,303
Posted By kehng
I often use 7dayshop for bulk purchase of slide...

I often use 7dayshop for bulk purchase of slide and black and white although West End Camera near Warren Street have some nice stuff. They have twin roll packs of Rollei film for about £7 or £8
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-08-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 6,106
Posted By kehng
surely if you were to get one lens it would be...

surely if you were to get one lens it would be the new nokton 35mm 1.2 or Zeiss sonnar 50mm 1.5 if you must buy brand new? You wouldn't be likely to replace these later. Me personally I would get a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 655
Posted By kehng
When a Leica M just in stealthy enough...

Interesting article on how a photo journalist documented the London Riots in Tottenham...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15519194
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 419
Posted By kehng
nice video on leica lens production

http://vimeo.com/26251829
Forum: RFF Polls 10-25-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 10,679
Posted By kehng
just voted for 3 then realised that there are 2...

just voted for 3 then realised that there are 2 table tripods in storage boxes and a monopod i sometimes use as a walking stick when hiking.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,920
Posted By kehng
i am partial to the gloss too and may go that way...

i am partial to the gloss too and may go that way when it goes back in. peter did suggest that the satin finish was more hardy which he thought would be better in my case
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,920
Posted By kehng
last one now. also worth mentioning that he does...

last one now. also worth mentioning that he does two kinds of black - the satin which i went for or gloss as well.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,920
Posted By kehng
more pics for you.

more pics for you.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,920
Posted By kehng
pics

yes it is beautiful.
as much as i love it i've been contemplating whether to keep this kit or not as i now need a dslr with video for a project in berlin. peter's workmanship is amazing (he also...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,920
Posted By kehng
hi i had my m3 done 5 months ago. i'd bought an...

hi
i had my m3 done 5 months ago. i'd bought an absolute beater with the idea getting the repaint done. it had extreme fungus and a shoddy paint job done on it previously. peter advised me that it...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-24-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By kehng
Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-24-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By kehng
Want to Trade option gone in Classifieds?

Hi
Not sure if I missed something... I was about to place an ad to trade (not sell) my camera half case today and found the option gone. Am I doing something wrong? I thought it would be much more in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2011
Replies: 204
Views: 17,147
Posted By kehng
Reading the BBC website every morning I'm more...

Reading the BBC website every morning I'm more concerned about the demise of my ability to afford film
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 4,176
Posted By kehng
She's clearly got skills. Don't know what the...

She's clearly got skills. Don't know what the hoohah is about...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-13-2011
Replies: 590
Views: 68,184
Posted By kehng
a hassleblad 500cm, 80mm planar, hood, 2 film...

a hassleblad 500cm, 80mm planar, hood, 2 film backs, polaroid back, blad strap and filters + cap in near mint condition for £290 last month. a zeiss nettar from the 30's in nearly unused condition at...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-13-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8,005
Posted By kehng
Having owned an M8 and now an M9, I must say that...

Having owned an M8 and now an M9, I must say that the improvement is incremental rather than being a whole different class above. The UV/IR thing is a non issue (i sometimes used normal UV filters...
Forum: Travel 09-13-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By kehng
or west end cameras across the road from warren...

or west end cameras across the road from warren st station on tottenham court road. they have some cool rollei film and do cross processing and pano processing. the irish fella is a bit of a grumpy...
Forum: Other RF 09-01-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,515
Posted By kehng
beauty is in the eye of the beholder

which if these "ugly" or "useless" leica cameras would you like the most? which do you think would be most fun to use or may be recognised for their beauty later ?

leica m5
leica r8 or r9
leica mda...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-30-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 3,864
Posted By kehng
If any of you are in London tonight and would...

If any of you are in London tonight and would like to chat about artists who are sometimes confused as terrorists, I'm hosting a talk with 2 artists who sometimes have to deal with this crap. Check...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-23-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,064
Posted By kehng
Kinda sorta but I would probably just use the M9...

Kinda sorta but I would probably just use the M9 and crop accordingly... Maybe a frameline adaptor for the M9 would be of more interesting to me in my own age of austerity...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 5,026
Posted By kehng
I'm liking the works of Jeff Wall and my own...

I'm liking the works of Jeff Wall and my own wife... Tina Hage (not really brown nosing as she's not a RFFr ;-I)
Forum: Off Topic 08-11-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,529
Posted By kehng
It's amazing today reading that amongst those...

It's amazing today reading that amongst those being prosecuted for looting in Tottenham included a "Youth care worker" and a graphic designer, a 31 year old teacher's aide in Clapham and an 11 year...
Forum: Off Topic 08-09-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,529
Posted By kehng
Great. Just got text messages and Facebook...

Great. Just got text messages and Facebook messages from friends and neighbours saying Hackney is kicking off again... Gonna have to cancel our artist talk at the Gallery in Shoreditch tonight.
Forum: Off Topic 08-09-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,529
Posted By kehng
It is very different Rayt. The youths of the Arab...

It is very different Rayt. The youths of the Arab Springs were protesting for Independence and democracy. The youths of London were looting for sneakers, beer and mobile phones. Never thought I'd do...
Forum: Off Topic 08-08-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,529
Posted By kehng
something small and discreet. and dare i say it...

something small and discreet. and dare i say it ... automatic?
i saw a guy get his canon 5d ripped away from him and a news camaraman have his camera smashed,
Forum: Off Topic 08-08-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,529
Posted By kehng
Crap. Came home to a riot outside my flat....

Crap. Came home to a riot outside my flat. Looters and arsonists on my street. Police helicopters still overhead here in Hackney. Have packed my rangefinders and passport in case of a quick getaway.
Forum: Off Topic 08-08-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,529
Posted By kehng
I was a bit drunk watching TV when it came on the...

I was a bit drunk watching TV when it came on the news. Was about to grab my camera and hop on my bicycle when I saw a policeman getting knocked out cold and a BBC reporter getting into trouble...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-04-2011
Replies: 308
Views: 32,731
Posted By kehng
i have 2 at the moment (summilux ASPH and current...

i have 2 at the moment (summilux ASPH and current elmar) but keep on thinking about reducing to 1...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-15-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,823
Posted By kehng
The GF1 is "better" but bigger... I had a LX3 and...

The GF1 is "better" but bigger... I had a LX3 and GF1 and upgraded the GF1 to an M8 at the time. Nearly the same size... The LX3 is still working like a dream and is only really for happy snaps and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2011
Replies: 192
Views: 22,918
Posted By kehng
Sony A900 with Zeiss lenses. Thinking about...

Sony A900 with Zeiss lenses. Thinking about selling to upgrade to H3DII but I think we will miss the Sony. It's a far better DSLR for the money than either the Canon or Nikon alternatives becuase of...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-29-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,236
Posted By kehng
My Bad... Should have typed "Leica finally...

My Bad... Should have typed "Leica finally competing with M43"
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By kehng
I think the meaning of photography has changed...

I think the meaning of photography has changed full stop. Because of digital, every man and his dog can take a half decent photo, and nearly anything that can be photographed has been photographed. I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-28-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,236
Posted By kehng
Leica entering micro 4/3 finally?

This article was written on my birthday:

http://leicarumors.com/2011/06/22/leica-to-launch-a-new-compact-mirrorless-system-camera-at-photokina-2012.aspx/

I am curious but for 3200Ä am keen to see...
Forum: Photo Software 06-14-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By kehng
thanks guys. i'll get off ptgui now!

thanks guys. i'll get off ptgui now!
Forum: Photo Software 06-14-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By kehng
thanks RXMD. checking it out now. trying PTGui...

thanks RXMD. checking it out now. trying PTGui now as well...
Forum: Photo Software 06-14-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By kehng
HELP - What is the best free software for doing a panoramic stitch?

Hi
Just been asked to make a panoramic stitch at work? Any ideas anyone? I use a Mac and the photos will be shot for me... What instructions should I give the photographer who is in New York?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,936
Posted By kehng
The paint job was about £550 but I had other...

The paint job was about £550 but I had other stuff added on top of it as there were parts that were replaced and I had the rangefinder resilvered + the CLA. I think it was about £800 worth of work...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,936
Posted By kehng
It's right here. Second row of the classifieds?

It's right here. Second row of the classifieds?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By kehng
I'd recommend Peter extremely highly, he may do...

I'd recommend Peter extremely highly, he may do you a better deal if you do it all at once. I've got one of his for sale in the Classifieds right now if you want to see the end result. Operationally...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,936
Posted By kehng
Yes, Peter stripped the chrome to bare metal... I...

Yes, Peter stripped the chrome to bare metal...
I thought I'd own this camera forever but alas.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,936
Posted By kehng
I've put this camera in the classifieds now. If...

I've put this camera in the classifieds now. If anybody wants to make an offer let me know...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-31-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,085
Posted By kehng
$15 sounds much better to me!

$15 sounds much better to me!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-30-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,085
Posted By kehng
It's official - Leicas are the most expensive camera in the world

http://technabob.com/blog/2011/05/29/worlds-most-expensive-camera/

Sweet looking Barnack but $1.9m???
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,936
Posted By kehng
Do you guys think it would be reasonable to...

Do you guys think it would be reasonable to advertise the kit for what I've paid for it? I suppose people can make their best offers from there?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,936
Posted By kehng
Yes.. It was black painted by CRR, fully CLA'd...

Yes.. It was black painted by CRR, fully CLA'd and rangefinder re-silvered for about £800. I think I paid £500 for the camera when it was chrome. I paid at least as much for the lens and meter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,936
Posted By kehng
What is a black painted Leica M3 worth?

Hi
I have a black painted Leica M3 which was done by CRR Luton that I am considering selling with the matching black 50mm summilux and MR4 as a kit. The only problem is I don't know what the body...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-22-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 3,416
Posted By kehng
21mm elmarit is normally on the M7 with...

21mm elmarit is normally on the M7 with motor
35mm asph is normally on the M9
50mm lux is normally on the M3

I have a couple of other lenses that see daylight on an intermittent basis
Forum: Other RF 05-22-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By kehng
Just got back. Lesson learnt if you want to get...

Just got back. Lesson learnt if you want to get the nice gear get there about 9-10am next time. Spoke to the guys at MW Classic and they said that there were a load of keen Chinese and German guys...
Forum: Other RF 05-22-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By kehng
Anyone going to Photographica in London today?

I've never been to one and was wondering if it was worth checking out.

http://www.nanites.co.uk/pccgb/Photographica%2001.htm
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,044
Posted By kehng
Gotta love the 35GT!

Gotta love the 35GT!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,044
Posted By kehng
Today I have my freshly black painted DS LEica M3...

Today I have my freshly black painted DS LEica M3 from CRR last week and the 50mm Lux ASPH that arrived yesterday. Running a roll of 100 ASA Ilford. Woo hoo!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-13-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,606
Posted By kehng
Hmmm... Certainly looks like the old 35mm 1.2 may...

Hmmm... Certainly looks like the old 35mm 1.2 may be worth hanging on to at this stage. I think Double Neg's worry of the VII acting more like the 50 1.1 is probably the biggest worry with the new...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-13-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,606
Posted By kehng
Correction. He sold 4 at 849€ but now thinks they...

Correction. He sold 4 at 849€ but now thinks they command a 336% price hike!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-13-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,606
Posted By kehng
Price of 35mm 1.2

I guess people think the old version will be better than the new version.... or perhaps they just can't wait. This guys has sold 4 at this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5,436
Posted By kehng
Kind of makes you wonder what that titainum M9...

Kind of makes you wonder what that titainum M9 will be worth in 50 years...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-05-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 7,713
Posted By kehng
A little chip? I would probably live with it....

A little chip?
I would probably live with it. Call a local guy if it really bothers you but you're looking at a few hundred dollars/pounds/pesos if you send it to Leica as they would probably replace...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,052
Posted By kehng
I found the IQ difference between the M8 and M9...

I found the IQ difference between the M8 and M9 to be only subtly different. Obviously the M9 is FF, has larger files and better ISO after 640. Otherwise the M8 is great value for money for what it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-16-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,052
Posted By kehng
sell the g1 with 20mm, 14-45 and combine that...

sell the g1 with 20mm, 14-45 and combine that with the money you have for the x100 and get an M8 instead. when you get your m9 later you shouldnt lose that much on the m8
Forum: Travel 04-12-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 4,567
Posted By kehng
i spent 5 weeks in china with a r3a and nokton...

i spent 5 weeks in china with a r3a and nokton 40mm + 15mm lens in 2009. shot 30+ rolls and it improved my relationship with rangefinders (focus and exposures) immeasurably. so much so that i traded...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,044
Posted By kehng
Minox GT or Zeiss 521/16 is always in my rain...

Minox GT or Zeiss 521/16 is always in my rain jacket pocket while freelancing as a designer/art director around London. Sometimes have a Leica or TLR on me if i'm not on my bicycle as i hate carrying...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-29-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 5,173
Posted By kehng
not sure why you're getting rid of the 50mm...

not sure why you're getting rid of the 50mm summicron as i would keep this over the nokton 1.1 (i have both)... the 15mm is nice but could help fund a 35mm biogon 2.8 which would make a very nice...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 9,846
Posted By kehng
I have a Sony A900 (Actually my wife uses this)...

I have a Sony A900 (Actually my wife uses this) and the 24+mp with Zeiss lenses is very nice indeed for large format prints
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2011
Replies: 84
Views: 8,065
Posted By kehng
yeah prices seem to be going up. sometimes i feel...

yeah prices seem to be going up. sometimes i feel as though there is a conspiracy going on out there... however, if you have leica bodies or lenses to sell, it is definitely a sellers market
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-27-2011
Replies: 185
Views: 29,480
Posted By kehng
I reluctantly traded my m8, 24mm elmarit, 28mm...

I reluctantly traded my m8, 24mm elmarit, 28mm biogon and M7 to finance my M9 last year. i recently got another m7 as i missed shooting film although it is unlikely that i will get another M8, 24mm...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-16-2011
Replies: 84
Views: 6,003
Posted By kehng
Just checked the MW Classic site for you. They...

Just checked the MW Classic site for you. They have a M5 for £499 and a collpasible summicron 50mm for £239. Mohindra and David will probably do you a deal under your budget if you buy them together.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-13-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,015
Posted By kehng
Thanks for the info... Must say I'm still on the...

Thanks for the info... Must say I'm still on the fence at the moment...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-24-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 3,814
Posted By kehng
I was at talk here in London this week, where...

I was at talk here in London this week, where one of the speakers banged on about how every image has already been made - and that there wasn't much room left in photography. Having had a few days...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2011
Replies: 94
Views: 8,346
Posted By kehng
My RF experience started when I bought a RF645...

My RF experience started when I bought a RF645 for a project. Loved it but sold it for the far more compact R3A and a couple of Voigt lenses when I won a prize that meant that I had to go to Beijing...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 02-19-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 12,270
Posted By kehng
If Leica could make the X2 a screw mount fit...

If Leica could make the X2 a screw mount fit (with a few new elmarit lenses) they would blow Fuji out of the water...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-08-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,482
Posted By kehng
if i only had 2 lenses i would want either a...

if i only had 2 lenses i would want either a 24mm/25mm and a 50mm.
the 28mm biogon is great on the m8 but the 25mm biogon is better. the FOV is sweeter. i would then plump for the 50mm ultron which...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-18-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 6,146
Posted By kehng
I do it all the time but admittedly it's in a...

I do it all the time but admittedly it's in a billingham case which is in my boblbee backpack. Pretty safe this way but not exactly built for easy access if you see something you want to shoot while...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-13-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 6,020
Posted By kehng
I'm dreaming about a FF Zeiss Digital RF...

I'm dreaming about a FF Zeiss Digital RF meself....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 10,888
Posted By kehng
i went through the same process as you Bobby and...

i went through the same process as you Bobby and bought an R3A for an artist residency in Beijing. Got many great photos out of it and loved using it while I was travelling in sometimes harsh...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By kehng
WalterM, No I can assure you that it wasn't...

WalterM,
No I can assure you that it wasn't paranoia or buyer's remorse, as I actually really like the shots that the lens produces. It was only noticed after my first day of using it this weekend...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-23-2010
Replies: 193
Views: 22,947
Posted By kehng
i love both but my M8 is a helluva lot more fun...

i love both but my M8 is a helluva lot more fun with colour on LR and PS for me. I did shoot some photos at my sister's wedding in B&W on my M7 (when my M8 somehow managed to find dust all over it's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2010
Replies: 64
Views: 4,076
Posted By kehng
seems this is a changing thing... have you seen...

seems this is a changing thing... have you seen how much 35mm leica lenses have gone up by lately?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-21-2010
Replies: 825
Views: 167,158
Posted By kehng
Bessa CX A compact titanium M mount camera...

Bessa CX
A compact titanium M mount camera designed for smaller lenses like skopar 35mm. nokton 40mm etc. basically an updated version of the leica cle but cheaper and more reliable. if it was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-20-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By kehng
I had a R3A with the 40mm and the 15mm vc lenses...

I had a R3A with the 40mm and the 15mm vc lenses which I took on my travels last year. This combo was hugely satisfying both in use and when i got my negs developed. I have since upgraded to a M7...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-15-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 6,633
Posted By kehng
I've now had mine back from Solms for a fortnight...

I've now had mine back from Solms for a fortnight and am completely in love with it. Sure you could get a nice 5d mkII or an A900 for the money but the M8 is a much better photography experience for...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-22-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 6,633
Posted By kehng
Lord Fluff, My £1100 one from them was one that...

Lord Fluff, My £1100 one from them was one that had a few scratches on the screen (but not visible when switched on) and the body a little banged up but with 2 years of warranty. It's in for repair...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-19-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 6,633
Posted By kehng
Hey Austerby how long did it take to get it back...

Hey Austerby how long did it take to get it back from Solms? Mine is in Milton Keynes at the moment but may be sent there if they can't solve it.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-19-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 6,633
Posted By kehng
I am actually hoping that it comes back better...

I am actually hoping that it comes back better than it was but maybe ampguy is right. If it still sucks after it comes back I'll just demand my money back which I think will be well within my rights...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-19-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 867
Posted By kehng
get one with a warranty is my only advice. i...

get one with a warranty is my only advice. i started a thread entitled "is now the time to get an m8" have a look there for other advice.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-19-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 6,633
Posted By kehng
further update: the M8 i bought was a lemon. It...

further update: the M8 i bought was a lemon. It developed a shutter fault after 2 days. Framelines went haywire and the software became stuck so it could no longer be used. I've taken it back to the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-10-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 6,633
Posted By kehng
update RG Lewis sold me a demo M8 with 1 year...

update
RG Lewis sold me a demo M8 with 1 year warranty today Glass screen is a bit scratched and there are a few marks but i thought at that price NOW is the time!

Does anybody know where I can get...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-07-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 6,633
Posted By kehng
Hi Thanks for all the responses! The happy users...

Hi
Thanks for all the responses! The happy users are reassuring and most of the problems raised seem minor (IR filters, framelines, crop factor) but the idea of forking out for a new sensor or the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-06-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 6,633
Posted By kehng
Is now the time to get a M8?

Hi there
I'm new here but have been reading your forums for awhile. Just thought I'd get some opinions from others who have have actually used a M8 and other Ms. I love shooting with my M7 and...
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