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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 136
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Posted By Ste_S
The F65 will be back in the post tomorrow... in...

The F65 will be back in the post tomorrow... in the meantime couldn't spot any black F65 or F75 around, so ended up buying an F80 for not much more than the F65



Cheers, think I'll be picking up...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 136
Views: 4,444
Posted By Ste_S
Just as a word of warning to people considering...

Just as a word of warning to people considering the Nikon F5x/6x/7x cameras - there appears to be a problem with autofocus on some of them, which my F65 has developed.

On half press the meter will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 941
Posted By Ste_S
Why arenít the cameras on phones real cameras ?

Why arenít the cameras on phones real cameras ?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 136
Views: 4,444
Posted By Ste_S
What do people reckon is the best bang for the...

What do people reckon is the best bang for the buck Nikon kit lens for these ?
28-200 G ?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,219
Posted By Ste_S
Just in case you pick up your FE again, half...

Just in case you pick up your FE again, half shutter press doesnít lock exposure. Need to press the self timer towards the lens to do that
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 941
Posted By Ste_S
Phones don't just capture the footage (or still),...

Phones don't just capture the footage (or still), they can edit and publish on the same device. A photojournalists dream really.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 941
Posted By Ste_S
Chalk me down as another person who just uses...

Chalk me down as another person who just uses cameras for film and phones for digital
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 136
Views: 4,444
Posted By Ste_S
A quick initial impression of the F65 i got...

A quick initial impression of the F65 i got today

It's small for an af camera with built in motor drive and pop up flash, not far off the FE/M chasis size. Quite impressive really.

In black it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 136
Views: 4,444
Posted By Ste_S
F65 arrived today and it's not working quite...

F65 arrived today and it's not working quite right with my 50mm f1.8 af-d (which works fine on F801 and F4). Auto-focus doesn't always engage and I'm getting 'err' on aperture priority mode. Ideas...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 4,111
Posted By Ste_S
Thanks ! Fuji always seem to do nice reds, I like...

Thanks ! Fuji always seem to do nice reds, I like the reds on Fuji Pro 400h also.
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,291
Posted By Ste_S
You would hope that it isn't past the realms of...

You would hope that it isn't past the realms of possibility for Fuji to restart the Klasse platform or Ricoh the film GR series.
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,291
Posted By Ste_S
I guess it depends on what your classification of...

I guess it depends on what your classification of 'high end' is. Leica's are expensive and well built, but they're not high end in terms of technology. The plastic AF SLR is more high end in that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,291
Posted By Ste_S
I don't think an evf would help that much - with...

I don't think an evf would help that much - with digital it literally is wysiwyg, with film it's as much as an approximation as an ovf is.
Some of the advances in af with tracking and face/eye detect...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 136
Views: 4,444
Posted By Ste_S
I think the main thing for the af SLRs is that...

I think the main thing for the af SLRs is that they're more consistent with their results than manual focus and/or mechanical cameras. Autofocus, matrix meters and TTL flash remove user error;...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 136
Views: 4,444
Posted By Ste_S
Cheers. I have the broadly similar F801 which...

Cheers. I have the broadly similar F801 which will probably be on the way out as I just mostly shoot my F4 now I have a mb-20 for it.

After a lightweight camera that I'll just probably use a 50 or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 136
Views: 4,444
Posted By Ste_S
F65/F75 owners, your experience...

F65/F75 owners, your experience please.

Considering one of these as a light, cheap throw it in a bag camera for cycling etc.
Ticks most of my boxes apart from not being able to change ISO from the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 4,111
Posted By Ste_S
Some shots back from my first roll of C200 and...

Some shots back from my first roll of C200 and quite impressed. Colours are saturated, but without being overly so. Grain is quite fine.
It's sharp 'enough'. Nowhere near as sharp as something like...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,052
Posted By Ste_S
In a similar position myself. Not really happy...

In a similar position myself. Not really happy with my digitals (Oly e-m5.1 and Nikon D5200) for various reasons and want to consolidate to one camera.
D700 is very cheap these days, and would...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 4,111
Posted By Ste_S
Quite excited to get my roll of C200 back now,...

Quite excited to get my roll of C200 back now, took a number of street portraits on it - if they turn out as nice as some of the portraits on this page I'll be very happy
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Ste_S
Ask them what they want to use if for ? If a...

Ask them what they want to use if for ?
If a generic answer like 'better photos' or 'holiday, family, landscape etc', 9 times out of 10 they're usually better off sticking with their phones (or to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Ste_S
Thanks to a very generous forumite I now just...

Thanks to a very generous forumite I now just have to think about which 50mm lens to purchase.
Not sure if to just dive in with the f1.4 Planar, or get the Yashica ML f1.7 while I'm trialling the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By Ste_S
It was Camera Kwanon...

It was Camera Kwanon originally

https://global.canon/en/news/2014/sep02e.html
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 803
Posted By Ste_S
I can shoot my Mamiya 645 hand held ok mostly...

I can shoot my Mamiya 645 hand held ok mostly sticking to the focal length/shutter speed rule.
The 70mm at 1/125s or faster is fine. The 210mm I'll probably aim for 1/500 if possible as I don't have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 4,111
Posted By Ste_S
Overexposed then I guess ? I was going to ask...

Overexposed then I guess ? I was going to ask what ISO you shot it at
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 4,111
Posted By Ste_S
^^^^^ That's really nice

^^^^^

That's really nice
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Ste_S
Wow, that's an incredibly generous offer (and...

Wow, that's an incredibly generous offer (and timely). I was just coming on here to post that the sellers 167MT had sold whilst I was dithering. Not sure where you're based but i'm in the UK though...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 7,207
Posted By Ste_S
Another FE/M series fan. For me the original FE...

Another FE/M series fan. For me the original FE and FM in black with a bit of brassing are the best looking cameras around.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 827
Posted By Ste_S
^^^^ http://industrieplus.net/dxdatabase/ Databa...

^^^^

http://industrieplus.net/dxdatabase/

Database doesn't know for Lomo CN800, but says this for CN400. Which seems about right.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Ste_S
Contax SLR itch - Recommendations please

I think I've reached the top of the GAS pile and found the 35mm cameras I'm most comfortable with - a Nikon F4, with a FE when I want something a bit lighter.

However, I have a Contax/Yashica itch...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 4,111
Posted By Ste_S
I find for consumer C41 films it's either down to...

I find for consumer C41 films it's either down to an ambitions box speed and/or a narrower latitude for under exposure that leads to the tell tale muddy shadows.

If you spot meter for the shadows at...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 65,073
Posted By Ste_S
It's generally the premium compacts that tend to...

It's generally the premium compacts that tend to have the hipster tax.
I'd rather have something like the Canon EOS 300x with the 40mm f2.8 pancake for about £100ish, which is better in every way...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 4,111
Posted By Ste_S
What do people reckon the true ISO of C200 is ?...

What do people reckon the true ISO of C200 is ? The muddy shadows is always something that puts me off consumer C41
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,135
Posted By Ste_S
The shutter speed selector around the lens mount...

The shutter speed selector around the lens mount kills the Nikkormats for me. Tried, but couldn't get used to it. Otherwise great bargains.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ste_S
You don't sound too dissimilar to me really, I...

You don't sound too dissimilar to me really, I ride a vintage track or road bike to go and shoot around my city. If I'm on my road bike then any standard camera bag will do (or just the camera itself...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 846
Posted By Ste_S
Nikon is easy - Bernard Plossu. Nikkormat, 50mm,...

Nikon is easy - Bernard Plossu. Nikkormat, 50mm, Tri-X.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,891
Posted By Ste_S
Whilst I probably won't be picking any up on...

Whilst I probably won't be picking any up on release this is great news for Fuji's commitment to film
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,830
Posted By Ste_S
I think I'm getting towards the point where I'm...

I think I'm getting towards the point where I'm happy enough with the iPhone to ditch a whole swathe of my camera collection.

A medium format camera for when I want to slow down and enjoy the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,830
Posted By Ste_S
Yeah, absolutely, for the vast majority of people...

Yeah, absolutely, for the vast majority of people there is no point in having a stand alone camera. Each advancement in phone hardware and software eats another chunk out of the traditional camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,917
Posted By Ste_S
Here you...

Here you go

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_image-sharing_websites

Instagram is the only game in town sadly. Making Instagram the shop window to your own website is probably the best you can...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,280
Posted By Ste_S
Interestingly Yodabashi rank their films by best...

Interestingly Yodabashi rank their films by best selling, for 120 (Brownie film in japanese !) its
https://www.yodobashi.com/category/19055/34561/53216/ranking/

1. Fuji Velvia 100
2. Fuji Pro...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,280
Posted By Ste_S
Interested in what markets 120 Fuji Pro 160 is...

Interested in what markets 120 Fuji Pro 160 is available in. Not available here in the UK, AG Photographic have it listed as discontinued by...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-08-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By Ste_S
If you don't mind loosing a manual focus ring,...

If you don't mind loosing a manual focus ring, the Panasonic 12-32mm pancake zoom is great. Turns most smaller bodied m4/3 cameras pocketable.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,917
Posted By Ste_S
I'm not sure what SmugMug's plan is for Flickr,...

I'm not sure what SmugMug's plan is for Flickr, but at the moment they seem to want to drive their user base away via price increases and software/network issues.
It's not a good sign when they...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Posted By Ste_S
The camera has an electronic shutter and needs a...

The camera has an electronic shutter and needs a battery to fire it. Try it with a battery to see if the shutter closes.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-24-2019
Replies: 249
Views: 70,935
Posted By Ste_S
Some good photos in this thread, shame posting...

Some good photos in this thread, shame posting seems intermittent.

Voigtlšnder Vito II, Delta 400 pushed to 800

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32717045637_e56b1dafd3_z.jpg...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-21-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Ste_S
Thanks. I'll keep working at it with the...

Thanks. I'll keep working at it with the naphtha.

I put a roll through it today just to try shooting with it to see if its worth persevering with.... and had a blast shooting with it. Vito B's are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-21-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Ste_S
Sticky Leaf Shutter (Voigtlander Vito B)

Have been gifted a Voigtlander Vito B which had a frozen shutter.

It's no trouble to get access to the rear of the shutter on these, so put a couple of drops of naphtha on there which freed it up...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,766
Posted By Ste_S
Mirrors my recent trip to Barcelona. Just shot...

Mirrors my recent trip to Barcelona. Just shot with a Voigtlander Vito II during the day and my phone (which I also used for metering for the Vito) at night and had a blast.

For those interested,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,446
Posted By Ste_S
A zoom usually has a 50mm ;) Generally I'll walk...

A zoom usually has a 50mm ;)

Generally I'll walk around with a zoom set to 50mm then zoom in or out depending on if I want wide close up shots or tele shots for compression.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-20-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Ste_S
Thanks, that kinda explains it. Have notice it on...

Thanks, that kinda explains it. Have notice it on other cameras also - the depth of field markings on a Nettar 75mm for example seem somewhat generous !

Your suggestion for using the dof markings...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-19-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Ste_S
Voigtlander Vito depth of field markings

I have a Vito II and a B and the depth of field markings seem out of kilter with what should be expected for a 50mm lens.

For example, If I focus at 15ft on the Vito B, the depth of field markings...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,446
Posted By Ste_S
Old film cameras, either a 35 or 50mm. Modern...

Old film cameras, either a 35 or 50mm. Modern digital, a compact zoom - seems weird to limit yourself to one focal length with today's tech
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Ste_S
I have seen them, from what I understand they're...

I have seen them, from what I understand they're for cavers who need the power from a bulb flash ? That they don't list prices on their website indicates that they're probably going to be expensive...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Ste_S
Using Flash Bulbs in 2019

I've got a couple of folders (Zeiss Ikon Nettar, Voigtlander Vito II) that I'd like to try flash bulbs with. I know relatively little about them - the closest I've got previously was using flash...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,280
Posted By Ste_S
To be honest, they're got going to know what's...

To be honest, they're got going to know what's going on in Fuji in Japan.

Does seem though that Fuji's film cull has halted for now. I was expecting C200 and Superia X-tra 400 to go after they...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,458
Posted By Ste_S
I think you've missed the point somewhat

I think you've missed the point somewhat
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,458
Posted By Ste_S
I think Fuji is the main indicator of the health...

I think Fuji is the main indicator of the health of the film industry. If they start bringing back their B&W film and/or re-introducing something like the Klasse or the GA645 then we'll know we're in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,458
Posted By Ste_S
To be honest, I find your white knighting of the...

To be honest, I find your white knighting of the film industry to be just as misinformed.

The truth lies somewhere in between your and Ted Striker's view points.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 04-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,336
Posted By Ste_S
I'm used to using a Zeiss Ikon Nettar - pushing...

I'm used to using a Zeiss Ikon Nettar - pushing the film if needed to still shoot at f8-f11 minimum to get good depth of field. However that's for distance where i'm shooting at roughly 12ft to...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 04-08-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,336
Posted By Ste_S
@cassel I like those, especially 1,3 & 4. Nicely...

@cassel I like those, especially 1,3 & 4. Nicely done !

Impressed with your focussing on a viewfinder camera (and how sharp the Ib is), are you zone/guess focusing or using an external rangefinder ?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By Ste_S
Your favourite colour film for post war folders ?

Sadly what would be my favourite film for viewfinder folders doesn't exist - Ektar 400. I love the colour palette, contrast and sharpness of Ektar through vintage lenses, but the 100ISO doesn't cut...
Forum: Travel 03-28-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By Ste_S
https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/ex...

https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibition/dave-heath-dialogues-solitudes

Is well worth a visit
Forum: Olympus RF 03-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,368
Posted By Ste_S
So just to refresh. My original point was that...

So just to refresh. My original point was that the XA can zone focus more accurately than the XA2 as you have control over depth of field.

Exposure for shadows is either done with the exposure...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By Ste_S
I've had zero problems with the AF on the F4 (and...

I've had zero problems with the AF on the F4 (and the F801), even at night it's been pretty good for grab shots on the street.

I even did a quick non-scientific test in focusing speed between the...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,368
Posted By Ste_S
Yeah, if you want to zone focus regardless of the...

Yeah, if you want to zone focus regardless of the camera you'll want a high ISO so you can keep the lens stopped down with a reasonable shutter speed.

In the UK at the moment 400ISO will get me...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,368
Posted By Ste_S
Yes... but you seem to have missed the point

Yes... but you seem to have missed the point
Forum: Olympus RF 03-26-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,368
Posted By Ste_S
Sorry to necro quote, but this isn't true is it...

Sorry to necro quote, but this isn't true is it ?

The XA2 etc suffer from the same problems that the Trip 35 has - it's a zone focusing camera where you have no control over aperture and thus don't...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2019
Replies: 136
Views: 4,444
Posted By Ste_S
I like that the purists on one hand and the...

I like that the purists on one hand and the fashionistas on the other are so dismissive over AF SLRs, keeps them dirt cheap.
The semi pro models like the Nikon F801 and F90 are probably the best bang...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By Ste_S
Indeed, I'd rather shoot Gold for not much more...

Indeed, I'd rather shoot Gold for not much more money.
Mostly though it's Ultramax 400, Superia 400 or Lomo 800 in the low light UK for me at the moment.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,842
Posted By Ste_S
Indeed. Discussions about image quality are...

Indeed. Discussions about image quality are pointless unless you're also talking about final output. Pretty much anything can do a really nice A4 print and you don't have to spend a lot of money on a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3,815
Posted By Ste_S
Another vote for the 50mm/f1.8G. It's cheap, fast...

Another vote for the 50mm/f1.8G. It's cheap, fast and sharp, what more do you need ?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,316
Posted By Ste_S
Rather than more B&W from Kodak (I'm perfectly...

Rather than more B&W from Kodak (I'm perfectly happy with Tri-X and TMax) I'd like some more C41, especially higher speed. I'd like Ektar in 400ISO and for Kodak to take back the 800ISO consumer film...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 4,862
Posted By Ste_S
From the looks of it Metz no longer make...

From the looks of it Metz no longer make something equivalent to 20 C-2. It's replacement is the 24 AF-1 which looks to be TTL only.

I'll keep an eye out for a used 20 C-2, but in the mean time is...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-29-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,344
Posted By Ste_S
Photos from your Canon Rangefinder

I don't think there is one of these threads ?
Anyway, much thanks to @archlich who suggested a Canon P when I was asking about a Leica IIIa vs Contax IIa here.
Having much fun shooting with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-23-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By Ste_S
I complain about my home city (a lot), but it's...

I complain about my home city (a lot), but it's stuff like this that makes me grateful I've got two excellent labs, a so so 1hr lab and a community darkroom within 5 miles of my house
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-18-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Ste_S
35mm for Canon P options

On the lookout for a 35mm for a Canon P. Prefer a lens with character and sub £300.

Canon and Voigtlander are obviously options. The black Jupiter 12 may (?!) fit. How about the Leica Elmar and...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-14-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Ste_S
Olympus Trip 35 red flag intermittent.

The red flag on my Trip is becoming intermittent in low light (or when the lens cap is on). Pops up roughly 70% of the time in darkness/ lens cap on. Exposures still seem to be ok, anything I should...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,358
Posted By Ste_S
I'd disagree that the best street photos were...

I'd disagree that the best street photos were made in 50s/60s/70s.

Plenty of people taking excellent street photography now in the present day. Merel Schoneveld for one (@merel_schoneveld on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ste_S
The Canon P turned up today and fired a few...

The Canon P turned up today and fired a few frames off with it a lunch. Viewfinder is excellent, nice bright frame lines and patch works a treat.
Slow speeds are draggy, 1sec kind of just hangs...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,358
Posted By Ste_S
Whilst I like some of Erwitt's photos, I don't...

Whilst I like some of Erwitt's photos, I don't like him as much as Frank.

Frank for me is a realist - I love photographers who capture the essence of the street where you can almost smell and feel...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 814
Posted By Ste_S
Yup. It's also essentially free as you'll already...

Yup. It's also essentially free as you'll already have one.
There's a reason the digital p&s market died.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,218
Posted By Ste_S
Robert Blomfield - Scottish Street Photographer

https://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/Robert%20Blomfield%20Student%20Union.jpg

http://www.robertblomfield.co.uk

Robert Blomfield is a Scottish street photographer who was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,358
Posted By Ste_S
I wouldn't feel bad about starting another...

I wouldn't feel bad about starting another thread, I think most of us would be happy to talk about photobooks and photographers. Beats all the gear talk anyhoo.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,358
Posted By Ste_S
Yup, love Robert Frank. Big influence along with...

Yup, love Robert Frank. Big influence along with Moriyama, Plossu and Larrain

Fans of The Americans should check out another couple of books. Robert Depardon's USA book blew me away when I flicked...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-08-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ste_S
Yeah absolutely. I mostly shoot with Nikon F4 or...

Yeah absolutely. I mostly shoot with Nikon F4 or F801, matrix meter, program mode, auto focus. Never misses a beat.

Sometimes though it's just nice to try something else ;)

Re 50mm vs 28/35mm. I've...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ste_S
I have made a purchase ! The Contax was perhaps...

I have made a purchase !

The Contax was perhaps the romantic choice, but in the end practicality won out and I've purchased the Canon P. Looking forward to it arriving !



Same, 50mm works well for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ste_S
Thanks for the replies folks. Not too worried...

Thanks for the replies folks. Not too worried about uncoated lenses especially with B&W. Have had a lot fun in the past shooting a Zeiss Ikon Nettar with B&W film with zero issues.
At the moment,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ste_S
Funnily enough I use an F4s at the moment. It's...

Funnily enough I use an F4s at the moment. It's perfect for night - the heft/dampening of it means I can get away with shooting slower shutter speeds than I can on other SLRs, and the matrix meter...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ste_S
Contax IIa vs Leica IIIa as P&S for street.

Considering picking up a classic rangefinder for street to use as a P&S (zone focus, set average exposure and let film latitude take the strain).

Screw mount Leica or Contax are within my budget, M...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-06-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 3,678
Posted By Ste_S
Picked up a Fuji DL-500 yesterday. Considering...

Picked up a Fuji DL-500 yesterday. Considering it's quite cheap, am quite impressed. 28mm f3.5 OR 45mm f5.5. Flash Auto, Fill Flash or off. Infinity focus. +2 stop exposure compensation. (Partial ?)...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-03-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,385
Posted By Ste_S
I think the true test for Fuji being serious...

I think the true test for Fuji being serious about film production would be re-launching it's B&W range. Not a website done by it's North American arm.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-30-2018
Replies: 625
Views: 159,542
Posted By Ste_S
Nikon Lite Touch 70w, HP5 shot at 400 and pushed...

Nikon Lite Touch 70w, HP5 shot at 400 and pushed one stop in dev (XTOL).
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-30-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,021
Posted By Ste_S
To be honest I think the project has quietly...

To be honest I think the project has quietly died. Hope I'm wrong though...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-27-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 3,678
Posted By Ste_S
With the bottom falling out of the digital...

With the bottom falling out of the digital compact market and the prices of premium film compacts skyrocketing, surely one of the manufacturers must be looking at reviving a film compact model ?...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-19-2018
Replies: 86
Views: 14,858
Posted By Ste_S
Loving the work in this thread, especially this...

Loving the work in this thread, especially this one.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-19-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,142
Posted By Ste_S
I think the 1 in 10,000 figure is being generous...

I think the 1 in 10,000 figure is being generous to be honest. Majority of photography is done with phones, shared to social media and not printed. Hobbyist photographers stuff mostly lives on their...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-14-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,385
Posted By Ste_S
I hope you're right, but a lot of your posting...

I hope you're right, but a lot of your posting looks like white knighting for Fuji as you're a fan.

All we can do is look at the facts. Fuji has been culling film stocks over the past few years....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-08-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,481
Posted By Ste_S
For film, I mostly shoot on a Nikon F4s and F801,...

For film, I mostly shoot on a Nikon F4s and F801, both on matrix metering and program hi (I prefer faster shutter speeds over depth of field) and auto-focus. Never misses a beat in all sorts of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-08-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,481
Posted By Ste_S
Yeah, absolutely. Nobody cares about your craft...

Yeah, absolutely. Nobody cares about your craft or camera's settings when they look at your photos.

I admire the craft of people back in the day who used to hand hold slow film with narrow latitude...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-06-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,385
Posted By Ste_S
I'm not sure what it's like in the rest of the...

I'm not sure what it's like in the rest of the world, but here in the UK it seems as though Fuji are actively trying not to get their films sold.

There's an interview with Matt from Ag Photographic...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-03-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,385
Posted By Ste_S
It's a shame. I'd shoot the crap out of Natura...

It's a shame. I'd shoot the crap out of Natura 1600 and Neopan 400/1600 if Fuji still made them (and exported then to the UK). I realise I'm probably in a minority for demand of those though.

It'd...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By Ste_S
https://www.martinparrfoundation.org/ Martin...

https://www.martinparrfoundation.org/

Martin Parr foundation is in Bristol, 1h20m on the train from London if you don't mind traveling
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,426
Posted By Ste_S
They're going about it in a weird way for sure,...

They're going about it in a weird way for sure, announcing stuff that's going to push people away rather than bringing more people in.

I'd love it if they could turn the platform around and attract...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-01-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,836
Posted By Ste_S
For getting closer to your subject I find Giacomo...

For getting closer to your subject I find Giacomo Brunelli's stuff quite inspiring for when I'm in a creative slump and not sure what to photography in the city. Just something simple like a man in a...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-31-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,614
Posted By Ste_S
Surely it all depends on file size and level of...

Surely it all depends on file size and level of processing ?

I edit on a MacBook Air with i5 and 4GB RAM with zero issues - but then I'm working on 35mm scans and 16MP m4/3 RAW files
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,836
Posted By Ste_S
I live in Birmingham, UK and it's mostly overcast...

I live in Birmingham, UK and it's mostly overcast skies with flat light. B&W for sure is easier to shoot in these conditions, and I mostly push Tri-X to 1600 to give extra contrast.

If you want to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,836
Posted By Ste_S
Agree. There's always something to shoot, what is...

Agree. There's always something to shoot, what is often lacking is inspiration and imagination.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By Ste_S
You can select Program High which sacrifices...

You can select Program High which sacrifices depth of field for faster shutter speed. It was designed for longer lenses, but it's my preferred mode most of the time on my F801 and now F4 regardless...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By Ste_S
Nikon F4 - Program Shift ?

I think I already know the answer to this - is there a program shift function on the Nikon F4 ?

It's not mentioned in the manual so I guess no - but just wanted to check in case I've missed anything...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-25-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,228
Posted By Ste_S
I don't think there's much actual anger here. I...

I don't think there's much actual anger here. I for instance find the camera hilarious
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-25-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,844
Posted By Ste_S
Have to disagree here. Street Photography has...

Have to disagree here. Street Photography has always been to some extent about firing off a lot of shots, even in the film days.
Robert Frank shot 28,000 photos over two years which was narrowed down...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By Ste_S
Washed out highlights ? No. Higher contrast ?...

Washed out highlights ? No. Higher contrast ? Yup, but that's kinda the point
Pushed B&W film is perfectly fine in low light
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,228
Posted By Ste_S
Have Leica done that thing where they remove...

Have Leica done that thing where they remove features from an existing camera, but then charge more for it ? They know their customer base I guess
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By Ste_S
Are you working with neg scans or negs in a...

Are you working with neg scans or negs in a darkroom ?

Neg scans can take a couple of stops of overexposure that you can then correct in Lightroom or similar. I sometimes shoot with HP5 or Tri-X at...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-23-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,844
Posted By Ste_S
I'd disagree with that. Just sounds like you're...

I'd disagree with that. Just sounds like you're lacking in inspiration and aren't shooting enough.

I'd go and buy some inspiration (ie photobooks) and try and have a look at the city with new eyes....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,420
Posted By Ste_S
I think the long term future of (non-instant)...

I think the long term future of (non-instant) film is rocky at the moment.

Fujifilm appear to be slowly pulling out of the market, which would leave Kodak as the sole manufacturer of colour film....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,895
Posted By Ste_S
While I have zero issues with, and like, matrix...

While I have zero issues with, and like, matrix metering for digital I'll always prefer Nikon's 60/40 system with the 60% circle in the viewfinder for film
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By Ste_S
Yup, really like Fred Herzog. Him, Saul Leiter...

Yup, really like Fred Herzog. Him, Saul Leiter and Ernst Haas are probably my biggest inspirations at the moment.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 5,753
Posted By Ste_S
For an SLR, another vote for a Nikkormat. They're...

For an SLR, another vote for a Nikkormat. They're cheap, mechanical and can also be used as a self defence aid.

Otherwise, I'd recommend an Olympus Trip 35. Cheap, compact and as long as the cell is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,083
Posted By Ste_S
I think B&W film is in a healthy state....

I think B&W film is in a healthy state. Everything else (film cameras, C41, E6), not so much.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,229
Posted By Ste_S
I like this...

I like this post



http://tokyocamerastyle.com/post/956904367/fukagawa-detail-of-michio-yamauchis-nikon-fm3a
Forum: RFF Polls 07-13-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,218
Posted By Ste_S
Printing is one of my favourite things I do on a...

Printing is one of my favourite things I do on a Friday night. Print some of my best photos from the week over a couple of beers.

Whilst I post a photo to Instagram every day, I don't think a photo...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2018
Replies: 272
Views: 36,997
Posted By Ste_S
Recent Nikkormat (FT2) owner and very happy with...

Recent Nikkormat (FT2) owner and very happy with my purchase.
I want a 50mm pre-ai lens to use with it, and have a choice between a f2 H Auto, f2 H.C Auto and a f1.4 S.C Auto

I'll be shooting both...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 4,385
Posted By Ste_S
Two pages in and no mention of Jack Cardiff ? A...

Two pages in and no mention of Jack Cardiff ? A Matter of Life and Death and the Red Shoes are visually amazing

Also, no mention of Roger Deakins and Wally Pfister ? Two of the best...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Ste_S
I did wonder that but didn't want to make a deal...

I did wonder that but didn't want to make a deal out of it on the day. The car was a 50's Oldsmobile Holiday 88, if pics of us start turning up on his website for the car I might have a word.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Ste_S
I got married a couple of weeks ago, both the...

I got married a couple of weeks ago, both the photographer and our driver had full frame Canon DSLRs.

I shot a couple of rolls of Natura 1600 on a Pentax ME Super
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 6,787
Posted By Ste_S
Was there any truth in the rumour that Nolan,...

Was there any truth in the rumour that Nolan, Tarantino, Abrams et al were offered Kodak's film division around the time they guaranteed to shoot a number of movies on film each year ?

On a side...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-14-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,102
Posted By Ste_S
I kind of agree with this comment. The planks...

I kind of agree with this comment.

The planks in sunlight do draw you into the photo, but aren't very interesting in themselves.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-14-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 6,808
Posted By Ste_S
Sorry, disagree with your original premise....

Sorry, disagree with your original premise. Instagram has more posting of photos (and comments on those photos) than posts on RFF, APUG, DPReview etc put together.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 6,787
Posted By Ste_S
I think Kodak failing should be a concern for...

I think Kodak failing should be a concern for anyone who shoots colour. If Kodak fails you're left with just Fuji, and they seem to be doing their best to pull out of the non-instant film business
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,167
Posted By Ste_S
Yeah, I didn't get it either. I was looking...

Yeah, I didn't get it either. I was looking forward to an article about shooting with early compacts, instead I got one about about shooting with recent used compacts.
Heck, I have a Lumix LX5 as my...
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