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Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-17-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By astro8
No difference in image quality whatsoever. R-D1x...

No difference in image quality whatsoever.

R-D1x = No flip screen, can take larger card than the R-D1, R-D1s 2gb limit. That's about it.

There was also a grip available for the R-D1x(g)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-04-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By astro8
The rd1 is my main camera. Out of the first...

The rd1 is my main camera. Out of the first version 28 elmarit, a 28 m-rokkor and and a canon 28/2.8, I like to use the m-rokkor.


It fits the rd1 in size, operation and looks, as if it were made...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-01-2018
Replies: 1,432
Views: 479,973
Posted By astro8
Erik, yes, original hood, screw apart seriesVII,...

Erik, yes, original hood, screw apart seriesVII, no engravings.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-01-2018
Replies: 1,432
Views: 479,973
Posted By astro8
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8246/8563178285_9f4...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8246/8563178285_9f4990604c_o.jpg






https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6099/6361047229_799c168573_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-01-2018
Replies: 1,432
Views: 479,973
Posted By astro8
I have a 216XXXX non steel rim, non goggled,...

I have a 216XXXX non steel rim, non goggled, black anodised version.


It could be the first of the rubbish, the last of the best or a combination of both!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-06-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,229
Posted By astro8
Look here...

Look here (http://www.skgrimes.com/library/old-news/old-lenses-can-be-restored-by-re-cementinghttp://)

There are also one or two more articles on re-cementing lenses in the above link.

I think the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-23-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 9,380
Posted By astro8
I'll take another look at it on the weekend...my...

I'll take another look at it on the weekend...my curiosity has got the better of me.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-21-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 9,380
Posted By astro8
I took another look at mine and yes, it does...

I took another look at mine and yes, it does appear to unscrew as you asked.. I moved it a good half inch but felt a little tight so I didn't push it any further for fear of doing something I might...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-21-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 9,380
Posted By astro8
Erik, your v2 may need adjustment. My v2 was...

Erik, your v2 may need adjustment.
My v2 was almost unusable, the 'dog' I had read about all over the internet.
I had DAG adjust it.
It came back a different lens, the improvement was like night and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-07-2017
Replies: 125
Views: 4,862
Posted By astro8
An early 35 v2 Summilux, of course. Dreamy wide...

An early 35 v2 Summilux, of course.

Dreamy wide open rendering...tack sharp when stopped down a little.

I sold off my other 35's...I have no need nor want for them.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-07-2017
Replies: 125
Views: 4,862
Posted By astro8
Knowing what I know now, I would get the...

Knowing what I know now, I would get the summicron. No doubt in my mind.

I'm afraid that after a while of using other lenses with your M4 (if you are anything like most here, myself included) you...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-08-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 9,380
Posted By astro8
No, it doesn't just unscrew like on my rigid...

No, it doesn't just unscrew like on my rigid summicron.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-08-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 9,380
Posted By astro8
It is an M2 version, no goggles, brass infinity...

It is an M2 version, no goggles, brass infinity lock. Beautiful at 1.4, very sharp starting at f2, hence no need for a 35 summicron for me.
It is a wonderful lens, my favourite...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-08-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 9,380
Posted By astro8
I have a 216XXXX in black, but is a versionII.

I have a 216XXXX in black, but is a versionII.
Forum: Photo Software 01-11-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 5,319
Posted By astro8
Yes, congratulations to Andreij and Lynn!...and...

Yes, congratulations to Andreij and Lynn!...and very well deserved too.

I have to admit, the moment I saw Lynn's split tone version I knew that we were all in trouble :)
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 56,396
Posted By astro8
So very sad. Bye, Tom.

So very sad.
Bye, Tom.
Forum: Photo Software 01-07-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4,599
Posted By astro8
I was meant to write down how I process my images...

I was meant to write down how I process my images today but as I was starting, a thought struck me. The idea for this thread is for Roland to learn how others process their images.

So, instead of...
Forum: Photo Software 01-06-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4,599
Posted By astro8
I want to get a colour version in before closing...

I want to get a colour version in before closing time.

Photoshop and Color Efex.

I'll add my method to my images probably tomorrow as it's getting very late...
Forum: Photo Software 01-03-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4,599
Posted By astro8
https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/756/31927744042_585c...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/756/31927744042_585c23fa89_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QDm2Xy)rff_ (https://flic.kr/p/QDm2Xy) by gregraphic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gregraphic/), on...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-25-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 4,400
Posted By astro8
(dons tinfoil hat) And faked it nine...

(dons tinfoil hat)

And faked it nine times.

(removes tinfoil hat)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-01-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,260
Posted By astro8
https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6154/6220283320_f655...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6154/6220283320_f6559c02a8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/atEzw9)bottoms up (https://flic.kr/p/atEzw9) by gregraphic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gregraphic/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-24-2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6,127
Posted By astro8
Erik, my black aluminium with brass infinity lock...

Erik, my black aluminium with brass infinity lock is 2167545.

Where is its place in the timeline of these lenses?

I had it collimated by DAG after another didn't reassemble it correctly. I am...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 5,152
Posted By astro8
http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo3/astro8/M2_S...

http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo3/astro8/M2_Seamaster_zpsmau3qc29.jpg
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 05-19-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,860
Posted By astro8
If you require a photo type paper with an aqueous...

If you require a photo type paper with an aqueous inkjet, these days you can go up to 64" on Epson Exhibition Fiber or similar with something like an Epson 11880. That's a nine channel ink system...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,511
Posted By astro8
Lynn, great idea. As you know these have been...

Lynn, great idea.

As you know these have been posted before but I'd like to contribute to the thread. There are more in my gallery but as you are aware some are a little racy and we don't want to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-16-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 10,065
Posted By astro8
Summilux or summicron? Are you a rationalist or...

Summilux or summicron?

Are you a rationalist or a romantic?

This (http://www.dantestella.com/technical/lux-do.html) explains it best, in a way I never could.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-13-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,396
Posted By astro8
I bought a cheap, cloudy ebay example a while...

I bought a cheap, cloudy ebay example a while ago.

I dismantled and cleaned it following the online instructions and also removed and repainted the black as kuuan suggests.

Came out as clear as a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-13-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 84,768
Posted By astro8
That aluminium extrusion is very rigid. I don't...

That aluminium extrusion is very rigid. I don't see any problems there. Where shaking could occur is down to the type of rollers and rails and the weight of the sensor and light source. Linear...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-10-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 84,768
Posted By astro8
I have been following this thread with much...

I have been following this thread with much interest.

You could also look into ACM (aluminium composite material/panel - Dibond, Alupanel, Alucobond, SignBond etc) for a case material. It comes...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-31-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 5,301
Posted By astro8
I'm not sure you have perfecty seated the front...

I'm not sure you have perfecty seated the front element.

I removed and cleaned the front element on a 28 Rokkor as it was almost opaque and useless for taking photos. I used acetone and then acrylic...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-15-2015
Replies: 1,432
Views: 479,973
Posted By astro8
Thanks, Eric. Mine is the M2 version.

Thanks, Eric. Mine is the M2 version.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-30-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,851
Posted By astro8
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/37154/U37154I1353162713.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,740
Posted By astro8
I also find this an interesting thread. Despite...

I also find this an interesting thread.

Despite all the gear aquisitions, my shooting style hasn't changed.

I still take my 'best' (for me anyway) photos with the R-D1 and 60's Leica lenses.

This...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,239
Posted By astro8
Another vote for the Pakon 135....but if I lived...

Another vote for the Pakon 135....but if I lived in the US I would grab one of the LS-600 Noritsu's that are going for $800 from AAA Imaging Solutions. The same place I bought my Pakon 135+...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-13-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,894
Posted By astro8
The first 2 look in focus and sharp. The third...

The first 2 look in focus and sharp. The third one has focus about 6' - 12" in front of the eyes ( focus looks like it is the plane of her hand and scarf). The last one looks like you have focused...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-11-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,481
Posted By astro8
That's a shame. I have the service manual in...

That's a shame. I have the service manual in .pdf if you want to have a fiddle with it.
It's not comprehensive but may help give you an idea of what is actually wrong with it.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-08-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 7,502
Posted By astro8
Found this: "I've placed the GD-2 manual into...

Found this:

"I've placed the GD-2 manual into the files section of the Yahoo Groups contax_g group, for anyone interested.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/contax_g

larry"

Hope...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-08-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,481
Posted By astro8
Hi John, if your Multiscan won't boot in firewire...

Hi John, if your Multiscan won't boot in firewire mode, try it in scsi mode or vice versa. Seems to be a not too uncommon problem.

Some nice shots!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-07-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,306
Posted By astro8
I would sell the Summaron and use $ towards a 35...

I would sell the Summaron and use $ towards a 35 Summilux and forget the 50/1.4 Canon. Compared to the DR or Rigid Summicron, the Canon was a bit of a let down for me.

For all intents and purposes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 7,199
Posted By astro8
I was thinking Jim Marshall's M4 with the one...

I was thinking Jim Marshall's M4 with the one with the 35 Summilux attached but I'd likely pick one of Tom A's black M2's with his black rigid Summicron!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-29-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,062
Posted By astro8
Polaroid Dust and Scratch Removal...

Polaroid Dust and Scratch Removal Software.
But...you need to spend the time to learn to use it.
I use it in on my black and white negs and professionaly in photo restoration to print large format up...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-26-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 7,815
Posted By astro8
I thought of this photo the moment I read the...

I thought of this photo the moment I read the thread title. :)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-25-2015
Replies: 170
Views: 19,037
Posted By astro8
Interesting .... Now, I don't know if I'm...

Interesting ....

Now, I don't know if I'm supposed to be whingeing, whinging, whineing or whining next time I'm asked (told!) to take out the rubbish?

I think I prefer to be a 'whinger' and to be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-24-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By astro8
Interesting...it would have been around two years...

Interesting...it would have been around two years old in these photos.

"...considered to be the longest continuous unanswered protest camp in the world." link...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-18-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 5,377
Posted By astro8
Look at the 't' in Leitz - terrible, the flat top...

Look at the 't' in Leitz - terrible, the flat top of the 'f' in 'f=' the rounded horizontal on top of the 'E' in Elmar. Even the '8' appears inverted and I've never seen that font used on a Leitz...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-18-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 5,377
Posted By astro8
I very much doubt if the engraving on this lens...

I very much doubt if the engraving on this lens is from Leitz.
It is very rough and the fonts all look wrong to my eye.
I designed and engraved coins and medals in my earlier years and these type of...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-10-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 4,015
Posted By astro8
...just passing through and want to wish you a...

...just passing through and want to wish you a happy birthday, Joe
Forum: Travel 10-06-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By astro8
Hi Sam, Congratulations! I've missed your...

Hi Sam,
Congratulations!
I've missed your postings to the gallery as I always enjoy them. I like your style.
I've been slightly absent myself ... We should rectify that :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-19-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 10,051
Posted By astro8
Great set, Lynn. These bring back memories. The...

Great set, Lynn.

These bring back memories. The last time I was on a Sydney ferry was in primary school on an excursion to the zoo.

I was that young I don't think I had even made it into 'big boy'...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,817
Posted By astro8
Just buy a chip resetter off ebay and set the...

Just buy a chip resetter off ebay and set the chips back to 100% and use up the rest of the ink.

I agree that wasting ink is annoying...the Epson printer I use in my business takes 7.2 litres of...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-12-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By astro8
You will love your R-D1, Ritchie. It is fun with...

You will love your R-D1, Ritchie. It is fun with a capital F but can also produce some serious work.

If you are adept at post processing, be sure to shoot in raw+jpeg mode. Use Epson PhotoRAW...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-10-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,618
Posted By astro8
You think they would but I recall Brian...

You think they would but I recall Brian attempting to swap over a rigid summicron front element but it was slightly too large. Some are a very tight fit. It became stuck and he chipped it getting...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-08-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,520
Posted By astro8
Yes, Margus. I'm looking forward to it. I've...

Yes, Margus. I'm looking forward to it. I've always admired your photographs and your scanning technique.
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-08-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 6,442
Posted By astro8
I pretty much agree with you Dante, except for...

I pretty much agree with you Dante, except for the 35 Summilux pre-asph and the M-Rokkors. I don't feel that the Summilux will fall much, as it has mystique. I feel the M-Rokkors are falling as...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-08-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,520
Posted By astro8
You are the Margus who had the half black...

You are the Margus who had the half black previews due to the Gretag - Macbeth monitor profiles some years ago? I am the Greg that suggested the fix.

I've suggested this to others over the years...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-06-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 45,376
Posted By astro8
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/37154/U37154I1357998210.SEQ.0.jpg
'Art' by Plonk
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-06-2015
Replies: 97
Views: 18,102
Posted By astro8
I have never understood why someone would delete...

I have never understood why someone would delete their posts or block another member.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-05-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,520
Posted By astro8
Thank you, Margus. Very much appreciated!

Thank you, Margus. Very much appreciated!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 15,110
Posted By astro8
Quick update for those interested... I've...

Quick update for those interested...

I've ordered the Canada balsam but in the mean time I have re-cemented with the acrylic. This was a better job as I can see that the lens group is now crystal...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 15,110
Posted By astro8
Thanks Jerevan. Something tells me to heed your...

Thanks Jerevan. Something tells me to heed your advice. I've located some locally. I'll post my results.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 15,110
Posted By astro8
Thanks for the links Peter and Jerevan. I have...

Thanks for the links Peter and Jerevan. I have the lens cemented again at the moment temporarily with clear acrylic and have been testing for sharpness across the frame and flare. All seems good to...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-30-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,438
Posted By astro8
Raid, that first one is mesmerising.... simply...

Raid, that first one is mesmerising.... simply beautiful.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-30-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 43,131
Posted By astro8
Yes and why not? I don't see much of a downside....

Yes and why not? I don't see much of a downside. You may find like I and many others do, that the R-D1 is a good fit.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-29-2015
Replies: 924
Views: 207,401
Posted By astro8
http://www.abc-scan.dk/International/Downloads/dow...

http://www.abc-scan.dk/International/Downloads/download.htm
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 15,110
Posted By astro8
Fot those interested, I'll have an update on the...

Fot those interested, I'll have an update on the 21SA cleaning and element cementing soon. I've been busy dismantling and cleaning a 28 m-rokkor and a couple of Pen F lenses...all good so far:)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 15,110
Posted By astro8
I now have the rear element separated into three...

I now have the rear element separated into three pieces by heating in a pan of water. I did a test alignment and 're-glue' by using saliva (spit!), as a cement. Aligning the elements is very...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-23-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,853
Posted By astro8
I don't see noise. I see some lovely...

I don't see noise. I see some lovely portraits!

I've had 2 x LC1's and a Digilux 2. I sold the LC1's and kept the Digilux 2 (for the red dot I suppose:o) but in all honesty the LC1 feels better in...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-22-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 41,993
Posted By astro8
Andy, viewing on my phone here, butI feel I...

Andy, viewing on my phone here, butI feel I could just step into that third shot of yours!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-22-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 41,993
Posted By astro8
I'm afraid that clicking that link and looking at...

I'm afraid that clicking that link and looking at the pics posted above just brought on a bad case of Super-GAS.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-22-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 5,785
Posted By astro8
Yes you can still focus wide angle lenses on the...

Yes you can still focus wide angle lenses on the R-D1. My most used lens is a 21mm...samples in my gallery.

I think using the 'extra' money to purchase lenses is a good idea.

I've never felt the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-22-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 15,110
Posted By astro8
Well, I got it apart OK.The rear element group...

Well, I got it apart OK.The rear element group (top of photo) looks like the balsam is deteriorated and separating, so I removed that as well.

I'm going to separate the elements and reglue once I've...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 15,110
Posted By astro8
I had two 21/3.4 SA's. I sold (or swapped? Can't...

I had two 21/3.4 SA's. I sold (or swapped? Can't remember!) the cleanest looking one and kept the rougher one, as it was part of an original working set that I bought of an old war photographer. I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-01-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 4,134
Posted By astro8
I have a Canon FS4000 (usb1.1&scsi), Nikon...

I have a Canon FS4000 (usb1.1&scsi), Nikon 2000(scsi), Nikon 4000(firewire), Pakon 135+ (usb2), Minolta Multi II (for 6x6, scsi) and a Scanmate drum (scsi).

For scanning negs to print up to A4 size...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-26-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 13,578
Posted By astro8
Not all that long ago I was in the same position...

Not all that long ago I was in the same position as you rpavich.

I wanted an M8 after I had my R-D1 for a while for no good reason really, other than it was a Leica.

I'm glad that I managed to...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-16-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,979
Posted By astro8
Keith, something tells me that you would be...

Keith, something tells me that you would be happiest with a sonnar.

You could try a 90/2.8 Elmarit, I like mine. But, in saying that, my most used portrait lens is a 21/3.4. :rolleyes:

If I...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-30-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,557
Posted By astro8
Welcome aboard. It's a fabulous camera.

Welcome aboard. It's a fabulous camera.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-06-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,813
Posted By astro8
Hi Richard. To remove a scratch I've found the...

Hi Richard. To remove a scratch I've found the best way (for me) is to use the spot healing brush tool.

Press 'j', set Mode: Normal and set radio button to 'Content-Aware'.
To remove a straight...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-05-2015
Replies: 1,753
Views: 444,599
Posted By astro8
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/37154/U37154I1428245976.SEQ.0.jpg

rd-1, rigid summicron
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-18-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,912
Posted By astro8
This is what can be done with just two clicks of...

This is what can be done with just two clicks of the mouse with Kodak Digital ROC & SHO plugins.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-28-2015
Replies: 110
Views: 18,441
Posted By astro8
http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo3/astro8/M2_S...

http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo3/astro8/M2_Seamaster_zpsmau3qc29.jpg (http://s356.photobucket.com/user/astro8/media/M2_Seamaster_zpsmau3qc29.jpg.html)http://
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-21-2013
Replies: 2,009
Views: 303,617
Posted By astro8
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/37154/med_U37154I1356434853.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-31-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 5,848
Posted By astro8
Yes, laggy here too...annoyingly so but a vast...

Yes, laggy here too...annoyingly so but a vast improvement on last night.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 7,028
Posted By astro8
Losing the rolls of undeveloped film of my wife...

Losing the rolls of undeveloped film of my wife soon after I met her, when she was 27, then waiting 20 years to take another photo of her.

...but then again, I think she is more beautiful now than...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-27-2013
Replies: 149
Views: 21,416
Posted By astro8
D7000 = 348 pages D600 = 368 pages D3 = 472...

D7000 = 348 pages
D600 = 368 pages
D3 = 472 pages
Seems excessive doesn't it?
The list goes on....
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-26-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,870
Posted By astro8
Joe, I suppose it all depends on what type of...

Joe, I suppose it all depends on what type of subject matter, genre, 'stuff' you will photograph. What size you want to print at, if at all. What type of user experience you are looking for.

I've...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-22-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,110
Posted By astro8
I know you are dubious Bruno but it appears to me...

I know you are dubious Bruno but it appears to me to be a software problem.
Try using the Minolta software to scan a sample.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-21-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,110
Posted By astro8
I know it sounds very unlikely but yes, it can...

I know it sounds very unlikely but yes, it can and does.
Black previews and scans, half black previews and scans, third black previews and scans, either side of the negative and sometimes heavy black...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-21-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,110
Posted By astro8
Hi Bruno... I've come across similar problems...

Hi Bruno...
I've come across similar problems with a Minolta Scan Multi II scanner in Vuescan and various RIP's and also some drum scanner software. The cause of it was traced to using Gretag...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,873
Posted By astro8
Your just take a picture camera Is this a...

Your just take a picture camera

Is this a question?
Well, for me it's the same setup that's in my avatar.
R-D1 with 35 summilux.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-12-2013
Replies: 1,753
Views: 444,599
Posted By astro8
Great images everyone. What's not to like about...

Great images everyone. What's not to like about this camera?
Rick, I think you will find that you'll love the 21 on the R-D1, just as I do.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-11-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 3,760
Posted By astro8
I'm with Chris Crawford on this. If you want to...

I'm with Chris Crawford on this.

If you want to lose visitors to your site, implement horizontal scrolling.

I'll stick to vertical scrolling on my web pages and even that is annoying to most...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-09-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 204,267
Posted By astro8
Welcome, Tim Parkin. I've heard you know a thing...

Welcome, Tim Parkin.
I've heard you know a thing or two about scanning. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 5,111
Posted By astro8
It's not the first time I've seen this picture. ...

It's not the first time I've seen this picture. Something about it made me stop and think the first time...and I'd never heard of HCB.

But, I do agree that there are billions of pictures that I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 5,111
Posted By astro8
I'm curious how anyone can look at this picture...

I'm curious how anyone can look at this picture and a wave of scenarios, questions and possibilities doesn't instantly wash across their minds and stir up their imagination.

That wasn't aimed at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 5,111
Posted By astro8
I'll stick by my comment in the other...

I'll stick by my comment in the other thread...

"I think a picture can tell a story, sometimes many stories but every story it tells will be unique to each viewer."

This picture tells me a story....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-26-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By astro8
Good on you and good luck! I like your articles,...

Good on you and good luck!

I like your articles, keep adding 'em and I'll keep reading 'em...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-26-2013
Replies: 198
Views: 12,948
Posted By astro8
I think a picture can tell a story, sometimes...

I think a picture can tell a story, sometimes many stories but every story it tells will be unique to each viewer.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-24-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 5,120
Posted By astro8
You can't. She'll find another that puts out...

You can't. She'll find another that puts out good work and you'll become last weeks leftovers in her eyes.

I'm in a completely different industry but one thing I have learned it's who you know (and...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-24-2013
Replies: 150
Views: 11,320
Posted By astro8
Yep, me too...

Yep, me too...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By astro8
I did exactly that. I bought 2 M2's, one...

I did exactly that.

I bought 2 M2's, one working, one not and had them both sent to youxin.

I should have added - one had a non working shutter. Turned out one of the shutter curtains was missing....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,715
Posted By astro8
Fascinating...thanks for posting, Keith.

Fascinating...thanks for posting, Keith.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-21-2013
Replies: 316
Views: 24,124
Posted By astro8
We must both be slackers, Helen. I haven't even...

We must both be slackers, Helen. I haven't even got around to counting mine yet!
I do know that I have a nice pile of some wonderful postcards.

Thanks go to all who participated.
Forum: Nikon RF 03-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,382
Posted By astro8
Ha! sold as I was looking at it.

Ha! sold as I was looking at it.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-16-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,895
Posted By astro8
If it were me, I would just use one of my...

If it were me, I would just use one of my existing 21mm finders.

If I had no existing finder, I would probably buy the 15D finder and use that as a 21mm for film.

I use a 21D finder with a 21SA on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-16-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,041
Posted By astro8
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8246/8563178285_a10c...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8246/8563178285_a10c58153b_c.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-13-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3,750
Posted By astro8
Interesting stuff. Let us know how it works out.

Interesting stuff. Let us know how it works out.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-09-2013
Replies: 206
Views: 291,779
Posted By astro8
I like old motorcycles too... Had a teens belt...

I like old motorcycles too...
Had a teens belt drive Rudge, still have a '17 Indian Powerplus.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-06-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By astro8
Hi Lynn. I had this happen too. If memory...

Hi Lynn. I had this happen too.

If memory serves, I changed the Photo Category to "All Other"...it's in the Show/Hide Photo Detail Editor on the photo's page.

Make sure 'Photo Status" is set to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,120
Posted By astro8
Wonderful photos and great idea for a...

Wonderful photos and great idea for a thread...I'm looking forward to this.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-06-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,935
Posted By astro8
Canon 28/2.8 are getting expensive. I had one on...

Canon 28/2.8 are getting expensive. I had one on my R-D1 for a while but never fell in love with it.

I use a 28/2.8 M-Rokkor now and love the 60's look...sharp enough but not clinical, neither...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,252
Posted By astro8
...and it's probably your favourite. You saved...

...and it's probably your favourite. You saved yourself some money :)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-17-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 6,336
Posted By astro8
You could probably find a Canon FS4000 for that...

You could probably find a Canon FS4000 for that price. I did and am very pleased with it....but they are thin on the ground.

Edit:
4000dpi, very good optics, 6 frame batch scanning, usb1 or scsi. ...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-13-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,192
Posted By astro8
Apparently, but I can't see any real...

Apparently, but I can't see any real difference.

Even the R3000 at 5760 x 1440 compared to my GS6000 at 1440x1440 I can't see any real difference.

It's more to do with the media you are printing...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-13-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,192
Posted By astro8
3880: 17" A2 2880 x 1440dpi 3.5 picolitre droplet...

3880:
17" A2
2880 x 1440dpi
3.5 picolitre droplet size
80ml ink cartridges

R3000
13" A3+
5760 x 1440dpi
2 picolitre droplet size
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-13-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,192
Posted By astro8
You are missing the extra blacks to use ABW mode...

You are missing the extra blacks to use ABW mode for black and white printing.

If you only print colour it's a superb printer.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-03-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,589
Posted By astro8
I've had a good look and here are my...

I've had a good look and here are my thoughts...

Same size for me too, even if it means reducing the overall size of the thumbnails.

The designer in me would prefer more negative space around each...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-02-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 5,326
Posted By astro8
...and a happy birthday from me as well.

...and a happy birthday from me as well.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-22-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 4,384
Posted By astro8
I vote to remove them for the reasons already...

I vote to remove them for the reasons already mentioned.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By astro8
It's not really 'satin' chrome. It's chrome...

It's not really 'satin' chrome. It's chrome plating over sand (garnet) blasted brass which gives the satin look....but as already mentioned, the only real way is to have it stripped and redone.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-07-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,826
Posted By astro8
mlehrman and semrich definitely cause me to say...

mlehrman and semrich definitely cause me to say wow more than anyone else ...but there are plenty of others here that make me say wow.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,366
Posted By astro8
John, I thought of you when I read this...

John, I thought of you when I read this thread.

Good luck and stay safe.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-06-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 2,765
Posted By astro8
Dave, please be patient. "'It" will find you,...

Dave, please be patient. "'It" will find you, when you are ready.

For now, rest, exercise, healing and being there for your wife.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-31-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 8,958
Posted By astro8
They may print fine for a while but then you'll...

They may print fine for a while but then you'll get a bad batch and destroy your heads. Even if the heads aren't clogged completely you may get banding, drop outs, zebra striping, fade outs,...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-30-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 8,958
Posted By astro8
As someone who prints professionally with Epson...

As someone who prints professionally with Epson printers, please don't use anything other than OEM inks or you'll eventually regret it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4,497
Posted By astro8
Why only "Americans"?

Why only "Americans"?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-30-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 4,312
Posted By astro8
I'll be in it, Michael.

I'll be in it, Michael.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 5,443
Posted By astro8
No cameras but a 28 Elmarit first version (9...

No cameras but a 28 Elmarit first version (9 element) wouldn't go astray...German or Canadian, I'm not fussy!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 3,162
Posted By astro8
Quite a lot for me this past year. At the...

Quite a lot for me this past year.

At the beginning of the year I took some photos of my wife that I can't ever see myself bettering...but that won't stop me trying. ;)

I've started shooting and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-27-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,498
Posted By astro8
Yes, I've bought a couple of things from him,...

Yes, I've bought a couple of things from him, never a problem.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-27-2012
Replies: 1,432
Views: 479,973
Posted By astro8
Reprocessed in colour for a change... R-D1, 35...

Reprocessed in colour for a change...
R-D1, 35 Summilux early version2
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/37154/U37154I1356360735.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2012
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,337
Posted By astro8
Literally. They came from an old war...

Literally. They came from an old war photographer.

I had everything cla'd or overhauled by Youxin and DAG along with new curtains and mask for one M2. Both needed new coverings, as most of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2012
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,337
Posted By astro8
war-torn m2's and...

war-torn m2's and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 21,742
Posted By astro8
my beautiful...

my beautiful pen-ft...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/37154/U37154I1356184459.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2012
Replies: 90
Views: 5,059
Posted By astro8
False alarm fellas, it's the 21st here and I'm...

False alarm fellas, it's the 21st here and I'm still...hold on, I think I can hear rumbling :eek:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2012
Replies: 90
Views: 5,059
Posted By astro8
Going by my watch I have less than an hour...

Going by my watch I have less than an hour left...nice knowing you all.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-19-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 3,408
Posted By astro8
There are no mounting problems. Adjust the...

There are no mounting problems. Adjust the metering 2 - 2.5 stops.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-19-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 3,408
Posted By astro8
Thanks Sandrini. The 21/3.4 Super-Angulon is a...

Thanks Sandrini.

The 21/3.4 Super-Angulon is a special lens.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-19-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 3,408
Posted By astro8
Most of my shots in my rff gallery are with the...

Most of my shots in my rff gallery are with the 21/3.4 SA. It's a tough ask to use on the street at night.

I'm holding down to 1/15 - 1/[email protected] on interior night shots with room lighting.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-18-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 3,408
Posted By astro8
I use 21/3.4 super-angulon, 28 rokkor, 35...

I use 21/3.4 super-angulon, 28 rokkor, 35 summilux, 50 rigid summicron and 90/2.8 elmarit on the R-D1.

I find the best all round lens, inside/outside, day/night is the 35 summilux.
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 20,061
Posted By astro8
For me it's not all about crazed gunmen with...

For me it's not all about crazed gunmen with automatic rifles and a deathwish....

When I was in my teens some of my friends and I wanted rifles.

We went to Kmart and bought guns, just like you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 10,718
Posted By astro8
Simply wonderful photos and narrative. I'm...

Simply wonderful photos and narrative.

I'm enjoying these along with your ballet photos very much, Lynn.

I'm hoping you have some more old negs to scan.

Thanks for posting.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-14-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,476
Posted By astro8
I can easily spend 1 - 2 hours processing an...

I can easily spend 1 - 2 hours processing an image...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-11-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 5,181
Posted By astro8
Thanks to Shac, Joe (Ironhorse) and Lynn...

Thanks to Shac, Joe (Ironhorse) and Lynn (lynnb).

An interesting one from Richard G that brings back memories. My mother was an auburn haired seamstress...I suppose she still is.
Seamstress by...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-09-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,179
Posted By astro8
My scans look pretty well spot on...could be your...

My scans look pretty well spot on...could be your aspect ratio.

I'm at 1920 x 1200.

You?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-06-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,839
Posted By astro8
21 mostly, followed by 35....lately it's been...

21 mostly, followed by 35....lately it's been 28.

Edit..ahh, you asked for aperture too...

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2012
Replies: 111
Views: 87,553
Posted By astro8
Very impressive work.

Very impressive work.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-04-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,118
Posted By astro8
If you don't have or want a flickr (or similiar)...

If you don't have or want a flickr (or similiar) account, an easy way is to start uploading your images to the Gallery, then insert image into your post from there.

I usually upload 640x427px,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2012
Replies: 141
Views: 16,969
Posted By astro8
The 21SA is my favourite lens. This is the first...

The 21SA is my favourite lens.

This is the first shot I ever took with it....I am hooked, I now own 2 of them.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/37154/U37154I1327471250.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2012
Replies: 141
Views: 16,969
Posted By astro8
Great shots everyone...

Great shots everyone...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-29-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 6,235
Posted By astro8
My canon 35/1.8 beat up my 35 summilux. I...

My canon 35/1.8 beat up my 35 summilux. I wondered what all the hype surrounding the summilux was about....until I had DAG adjust it for focus. It was a no contest once i received the summilux...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2012
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,586
Posted By astro8
It seems impossible to find it in our part of the...

It seems impossible to find it in our part of the world, ray.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-21-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 7,632
Posted By astro8
Very impressive everyone.

Very impressive everyone.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-15-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 8,810
Posted By astro8
All too true....If I'm out with my wife I'll...

All too true....If I'm out with my wife I'll photograph anything or anyone and feel free to do so. No one seems to pay that much attention.

Alone, I feel people look at me as either a terrorist,...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-11-2012
Replies: 316
Views: 24,124
Posted By astro8
Yes, I'd like to know too...last postage bill had...

Yes, I'd like to know too...last postage bill had me living on beans for a month!

Just joking but I remember it being around the $100 mark.

It was an interesting, fun and sharing experience...so...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-06-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 180,029
Posted By astro8
I was only thinking about this subject the other...

I was only thinking about this subject the other day...

My hands are 10" or 25.5 cm.

I find my R-D1 just about perfect ergonomically, my LX-3 feels pretty small and a bit fiddly.

My M2 feels...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-05-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,961
Posted By astro8
Very interesting rfh...thanks for the posts.

Very interesting rfh...thanks for the posts.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-03-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,961
Posted By astro8
I'm quite impressed with the R-D1...

I'm quite impressed with the R-D1...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-02-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 6,833
Posted By astro8
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By astro8
ditto.....

ditto.....
Forum: RFF News 10-29-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 11,397
Posted By astro8
Good luck all...

Good luck all...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-27-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,669
Posted By astro8
I've only just started using film so can't give...

I've only just started using film so can't give advice that's worth much...but I have developed Ilford Pan 400 with rodinal 1:100 and the grain was :eek:

In D76 the grain was a lot smoother.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-23-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,113
Posted By astro8
That's what I liked about him.

That's what I liked about him.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 12,615
Posted By astro8
M2 and a 35 summaron, either f/3.5 or a f/2.8 if...

M2 and a 35 summaron, either f/3.5 or a f/2.8 if you can swing it.

If you are used to the widelux a 50mm lens (as your friend suggested) may feel claustrophobic.

I don't own a summaron but most...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By astro8
some info and pics here...

some info and pics here (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115363)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-09-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 7,317
Posted By astro8
Depending upon your audience, sometimes a...

Depending upon your audience, sometimes a lot...other times not so much.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,493
Posted By astro8
I wondered about this too. I have a 35 summilux...

I wondered about this too.

I have a 35 summilux that was used by a PJ throughout the vietnam war and twice around the world.

I asked him did he ever get any reflections off the series7 Leica UV...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 12,269
Posted By astro8
I really like the v1 elmarit...you can get them...

I really like the v1 elmarit...you can get them for a decent price too :)

I had Youxin clean mine. When I got it back I tested it with a few shots on the R-D1 and thought...wow, this will do me for...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-01-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 11,557
Posted By astro8
Good news. Glad you got there in the end!

Good news.

Glad you got there in the end!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5,692
Posted By astro8
Yes, I think you have done a great job!

Yes, I think you have done a great job!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-27-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 7,007
Posted By astro8
I have a Canon IIF with a 50/3.5 elmar for it. I...

I have a Canon IIF with a 50/3.5 elmar for it.

I was fondling it the other night after 12 months of neglect... since I had my M2's. I never took the time to appreciate it properly.

The rangefinder...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-25-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 11,856
Posted By astro8
Here's my contribution. Pen-FT, 38/1.8 My first...

Here's my contribution. Pen-FT, 38/1.8

My first ever roll I developed and scanned...Tmax 3200 in rodinal.

Grain galore...I do like it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 61,841
Posted By astro8
Count me in.

Count me in.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-23-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5,692
Posted By astro8
Hi Dez, yes you can usually apply nitrocellulose...

Hi Dez, yes you can usually apply nitrocellulose over a water based acrylic in light coats without it bubbling.

The water based paint may soften then reharden as the solvent evaporates.

You can...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-23-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 11,557
Posted By astro8
Approaching 55%...still with a few days left!

Approaching 55%...still with a few days left!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-22-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5,692
Posted By astro8
I'd fill with nitrocellulose with a hyperdermic...

I'd fill with nitrocellulose with a hyperdermic needle. If you fill with a wax based engravers stick it will melt in the heat and fall out. Some of the other paint sticks never seem to completely...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-22-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 11,557
Posted By astro8
I like what you are doing too! Placed my...

I like what you are doing too! Placed my pledge.

I hope you get there.

For others contemplating a pledge, this might help....I picked out a piece of gear that I rarely use, worked out it's resale...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2012
Replies: 191
Views: 37,382
Posted By astro8
The M looks huge in that video, or has he got...

The M looks huge in that video, or has he got little hands?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 9,941
Posted By astro8
Leica don't want to sell a load of lenses or keep...

Leica don't want to sell a load of lenses or keep the prices within a sane level.

Their strategy is the exact opposite of this.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-16-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 19,212
Posted By astro8
I live in Sydney. So far my photography must...

I live in Sydney.

So far my photography must appear fairly one dimensional.

Although I enjoy photographing anything that catches my eye, of the 40+ photos in my RFF Gallery, 30+ of those are of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 7,606
Posted By astro8
It seems to me that people use the word...

It seems to me that people use the word 'beautiful' to describe the Pen-FT more than any other camera.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 09-10-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,495
Posted By astro8
I just poked around on ebay and found another 5...

I just poked around on ebay and found another 5 for $25.

That brings my total to 20...enough for 100ft film!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-09-2012
Replies: 497
Views: 165,343
Posted By astro8
tedwhite...

tedwhite (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/member.php?uid=675) Anti-apartheid Demonstration, London 1971

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/675/U675I1172543100.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 5,847
Posted By astro8
Last year, 2 x M2's + 21/3.4 super-angulon + 35...

Last year, 2 x M2's + 21/3.4 super-angulon + 35 summilux + 50 rigid summicron + 90/2.8 elmarit all with caps, shades plus 21 leica finder for $1800.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-03-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 8,605
Posted By astro8
I've taken a few good shots in my amateurish...

I've taken a few good shots in my amateurish impromptu attempts.

It's tough shooting in a bedroom at night without extra light. I'm always at 1/8-1/[email protected] using a 21/3.4 SA on my R-D1. I can get...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-02-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 12,919
Posted By astro8
Thanks for the examples. I think you are on to...

Thanks for the examples.

I think you are on to something there.

Although he epson raw software for my R-D1 seems to do the best job simulating filters of all the software I've used and I 've used...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-02-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 12,919
Posted By astro8
Is it just me or does it seem that all these film...

Is it just me or does it seem that all these film simulation softwares want to apply too much contrast, crush the blacks and apply too much grain?

And, yes....I use DXO, SEP2, Exposure and some...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-01-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,486
Posted By astro8
Looks good! So did you scan the old coverings...

Looks good! So did you scan the old coverings and make vector files from them?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,844
Posted By astro8
Thanks....

Thanks....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,844
Posted By astro8
Have you got a link?...thanks.

Have you got a link?...thanks.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-30-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,645
Posted By astro8
http://www.signs101.com/forums/images/smilies/popc...

http://www.signs101.com/forums/images/smilies/popcorn.gif
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-30-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 6,995
Posted By astro8
Thank you, Rob.:)

Thank you, Rob.:)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-27-2012
Replies: 497
Views: 165,343
Posted By astro8
This one just popped...

This one just popped up...

lynnb

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/U27021I1340547476.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,645
Posted By astro8
You left a few out, Keith.. ..please don't get me...

You left a few out, Keith.. ..please don't get me started!! :D
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-26-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 9,629
Posted By astro8
Great shot, Dana B. !

Great shot, Dana B. !
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-26-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 9,629
Posted By astro8
My 20/3.5 arrived. I won it off ebay for just...

My 20/3.5 arrived. I won it off ebay for just over $100, as it was hazy.

I pulled it apart and cleaned the elements. Haze wiped right off. It now looks pristine, inside and out. :)

Now to go take...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-25-2012
Replies: 75
Poll: M10 upgrade
Views: 16,643
Posted By astro8
Yes, Antonio. Your example is quite good.

Yes, Antonio. Your example is quite good.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-25-2012
Replies: 75
Poll: M10 upgrade
Views: 16,643
Posted By astro8
Wow, Adam that is noisy as all hell! I was...

Wow, Adam that is noisy as all hell!

I was toying with the idea of an M9 but since 95% of my shots are taken at night or in dark interiors i think I'll stick with my R-D1. It does pretty well...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,010
Posted By astro8
I've had nice clean copies of Canon 50/1.4, ...

I've had nice clean copies of Canon 50/1.4, Nikkor 5cm/2, Elmar 50/3.5.

I sold them off after trying a 50 rigid summicron.

The summicron is in a different league...at least to my eye.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-23-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 9,711
Posted By astro8
1. Contemplation 2. Distinctly Apart 3....

1. Contemplation
2. Distinctly Apart
3. Fairground Ride
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