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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-25-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By waileong
Most lenses are better than their photographers....

Most lenses are better than their photographers. Do you think you'll be limited by the image quality of your lens when shooting handheld?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By waileong
Ripping is caused by lousy tape.

Ripping is caused by lousy tape.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,174
Posted By waileong
35 mm feels more natural.

35 mm feels more natural.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-14-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 993
Posted By waileong
World has changed

It's continuous autofocus now. Or the camera focuses for you, using AI (ie face detection) or even moving subject detection to keep the subject you want in focus.

Back button focus? That's for old...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-23-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 5,092
Posted By waileong
Bags

Actually, I'd suggest you carry one lens in a pocket and just use a normal bag for the camera and other lens mounted. You can of course put the camera in a neoprene pouch in the bag, if you wish.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-31-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 2,882
Posted By waileong
Darkroom printing is expensive. Not many people...

Darkroom printing is expensive. Not many people can afford to throw away 10s of prints to achieve the right one. Maybe occasionally, if printing for exhibition. But certainly not on a regular...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-24-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,022
Posted By waileong
And waste two shots in each 120 roll? Na!

And waste two shots in each 120 roll? Na!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-26-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,154
Posted By waileong
Don't like the effect.

Don't like the effect.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,407
Posted By waileong
16x20 is fine if you don't mind the image to be a...

16x20 is fine if you don't mind the image to be a little mushy close-up. But sharpness is a concern when you blow up to that size.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 10-09-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,687
Posted By waileong
Hmmm. 1300 euros discount for a medium format...

Hmmm. 1300 euros discount for a medium format quality camera with lens?

But what is the price before discount?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-26-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,588
Posted By waileong
We don't. And that's why digital camera sales are...

We don't. And that's why digital camera sales are declining.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-04-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,489
Posted By waileong
The cake is already baked. What ideas do you want?

The cake is already baked. What ideas do you want?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-25-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By waileong
Everything from China is cheaper

Everything from China is cheaper....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-25-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 4,196
Posted By waileong
Most x-ray machines for carry-on baggage are film...

Most x-ray machines for carry-on baggage are film safe... unless the aiport has really old machines.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 4,754
Posted By waileong
Overnight delivery. Order a charger.

Overnight delivery. Order a charger.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-09-2017
Replies: 115
Views: 65,128
Posted By waileong
I have the t3 and the 28ti. Picture quality is...

I have the t3 and the 28ti. Picture quality is the same. But T3 can do filters, Nikon cannot.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-04-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,040
Posted By waileong
A very distant subject. But one has to assume the...

A very distant subject. But one has to assume the same light falls on it as it does on one.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/33646858063/in/dateposted-public/
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-04-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,040
Posted By waileong
Find an equivalent shade to use the incident...

Find an equivalent shade to use the incident meter in.

Although I would personally not shoot slide film under such circumstances as there's no sunlight for gorgeous contrast.

See example below for...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-04-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By waileong
I try to shoot a roll as fast as I can, develop...

I try to shoot a roll as fast as I can, develop as fast as I can, scan them as fast as I can.... the usual problem is time for all the above. Not because I deliberately want months to pass.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-03-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,040
Posted By waileong
Why would you use a spot meter to shoot slides?...

Why would you use a spot meter to shoot slides? Very inconvenient.

An incident meter is much preferred.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-28-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,429
Posted By waileong
It's just deep red.

It's just deep red.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By waileong
If there's a leak in your bulk loader, every roll...

If there's a leak in your bulk loader, every roll of every frame should show the same.

Looks like the way you load your film in the developing tank may be the cause of the problem.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-18-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By waileong
He light meter is not accurate. Don't use it. You...

He light meter is not accurate. Don't use it. You have to shield it well if you want to use it, but I don't recommend that at all. Use a separate meter.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-03-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By waileong
Of course it woks!

Three trays is plenty. You just have to change the water more often. And when your done in the dark room, you can keep the developer and fixer and use all three trays for washing and toning in broad...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 6,959
Posted By waileong
I don't rely on the internet for my info on slide...

I don't rely on the internet for my info on slide film. I've blown the highlights many times.

Once they're gone, they're gone. And the midtones go with them too! They don't look good any more.

My...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 1,310
Posted By waileong
There's two parts to the zone system. One is...

There's two parts to the zone system. One is understanding the range of zones in a scene, exposing the film to meet that range, and developing it to capture that range. As mentioned, not practical...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 6,959
Posted By waileong
How can you adjust something you don't have? If...

How can you adjust something you don't have? If you blow the exposure, you blow the highlights, there's nothing left to scan!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-18-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,013
Posted By waileong
The way you seal your film on the reel after...

The way you seal your film on the reel after taking it out from the camera is not tight enough.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-13-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 13,343
Posted By waileong
What new reality is that? They are already a...

What new reality is that? They are already a major digital camera player.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-13-2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6,552
Posted By waileong
But you have a digital camera or two.

But you have a digital camera or two.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,296
Posted By waileong
I did mine thru my local Leica store, left it to...

I did mine thru my local Leica store, left it to them to liaise with Germany.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By waileong
Well...

Well, true early adopters keep reselling to upgrade, so they only pay part of the new cost of a camera on an ongoing basis. Kind of like leasing cost....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-11-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By waileong
If you don't mind another brand, 2filters.com can...

If you don't mind another brand, 2filters.com can help you.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-26-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 7,506
Posted By waileong
Correct color is easy to if you have a white...

Correct color is easy to if you have a white portion in your image. Use that to get the right white balance in your scanner software.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 13,380
Posted By waileong
Slides

Because a well exposed slide in the right light is a thing of beauty.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-14-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 6,560
Posted By waileong
Still no autofocus.

Still no autofocus.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 01-14-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 3,441
Posted By waileong
It's not fill frame because their entire lens...

It's not fill frame because their entire lens lineup is not full frame yet.
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-02-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 7,172
Posted By waileong
Stop down?

IF you're stopping down, you lose light, you lose DOF and the ability to isolate the subject, you lose the ability to stop subject motion (without bumping up the ISO, leading to increased grain), you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,424
Posted By waileong
I can tell you the answer is no. Do not use 50...

I can tell you the answer is no. Do not use 50 year old developers.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-20-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,925
Posted By waileong
One doesn't scan with a DSLR. Film has more...

One doesn't scan with a DSLR.

Film has more dynamic range that scanners can capture. That's why film scanners offer multiple pass scanning.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2015
Replies: 148
Views: 30,875
Posted By waileong
It depends on the film. Colour film doesn't age...

It depends on the film. Colour film doesn't age well, especially slide film. I got funky green colour shifts before.

Black and white film can be well past expiry date and still work ok.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-20-2015
Replies: 97
Views: 8,908
Posted By waileong
Yes it does

Yes it does. Though not in the way you think.

A camera can be too big, too small, too heavy, too light, not rugged enough, have lousy ergonomics, frustrate you, please you, have the right features,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-19-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,089
Posted By waileong
Leica cm is a modern camera. No reason to die...

Leica cm is a modern camera. No reason to die faster than any other premium compact camera. Whether Leica can repair it 5 or 10 years from now is a separate matter. If there's no demand, then there...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-24-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,435
Posted By waileong
Remember you have to circulate the toner across...

Remember you have to circulate the toner across the paper regularly. It's not just leaving it there while you do other stuff for 5 mins.

Also note that there is no set time for toning. One tones...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-09-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,321
Posted By waileong
One should distinguish two types of 'new'. One is...

One should distinguish two types of 'new'. One is for marketing purposes, the other represents design or technology breakthroughs or new ways of thinking.

No matter how much one likes the old, one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By waileong
They're fogged.

They're fogged.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-20-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 11,493
Posted By waileong
?

1. "Many" is not as strong a word as "most". The fudge factor is thus higher.

2. While there may be amateurs who have more impressive pieces of work than pros, one has to ask, did they shoot under...
Forum: Travel 07-05-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 13,531
Posted By waileong
If it's so super small, just bring it. You can...

If it's so super small, just bring it. You can carry it in a pocket, what's the big deal?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,543
Posted By waileong
My pix

Abandoned truck.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,786
Posted By waileong
Of course not....

Of course not....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,786
Posted By waileong
If I may refer you to Wikipedia. "Same focal...

If I may refer you to Wikipedia.

"Same focal length for both formats
Many small-format digital SLR camera systems allow using many of the same lenses on both full-frame and “cropped format”...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,786
Posted By waileong
There's nothing in your post that explains why...

There's nothing in your post that explains why the dof scales are still effective.

Saying that the centre of the lens is the best part is a red herring. Dof calculations are not dependent on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,786
Posted By waileong
Really? Why? What has the no of pixels got to...

Really? Why?

What has the no of pixels got to do with it?

You're cropping the image, that changes the whole basis of the dof calculations.

So why do you think the dof marks on the lens are still...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,786
Posted By waileong
Dof

The lens characteristic does not change with the body, that is true. But dof is not just a measurement, like focal length or filter size. The idea is to have an acceptable sharpness between two...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,786
Posted By waileong
Wrong moral

The moral should be, you dof marks on the lens are no longer good, because the effective focal length has increased.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 11,519
Posted By waileong
I find shooting with a Leica + 35/2 v4 very...

I find shooting with a Leica + 35/2 v4 very liberating.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-21-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,808
Posted By waileong
Nothing in Leica-land is $200 more. Even a simple...

Nothing in Leica-land is $200 more. Even a simple optical viewfinder is $300 more.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,475
Posted By waileong
It's not a very accurate meter. Best for negs.

It's not a very accurate meter. Best for negs.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By waileong
Why would you have a N-y situation? You got so...

Why would you have a N-y situation? You got so much light to spare? Anyway, to lengthen development time, just dilute or develop colder.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 6,922
Posted By waileong
Derisive?

Have you seen people who really chimp? They have no confidence in themselves, no confidence in their cameras.

I wouldn't compare them to pros who shoot polaroid test shots.

Notwithstanding this,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-27-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,819
Posted By waileong
X

Do you know how much Picasso's early work-- even his discarded drafts-- fetch at auctions? They weren't good, but because they were done by Picasso, they're valuable. Because they're rare, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 6,922
Posted By waileong
Lots of people?

Lots of people? Can you name 10?

Decisive moment suggests that there is one 'best' shot or best time to take a shot. It does not mean that one shot is enough. At least not unless one is very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 6,922
Posted By waileong
No myth to debunk

Who said decisive moment means only taking one shot?

What it means is the moment that most encapsulates the essence of the scene. It may mean multiple attempts at capture. But it does mean...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-01-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By waileong
If it's in the manual, why do you doubt it?

If it's in the manual, why do you doubt it?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-01-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 20,431
Posted By waileong
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/767/U767I1398947528.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-27-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 8,147
Posted By waileong
Because the quality of half frame sucks.

Because the quality of half frame sucks.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 5,805
Posted By waileong
The gear does matter. It can be too heavy, too...

The gear does matter. It can be too heavy, too difficult to carry, too slow, etc etc. Maybe the brand doesn't matter. But what the gear can do, what it cannot, what its limitations are, etc.-- they...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By waileong
Pec-12 is what you want.

Pec-12 is what you want.
Forum: Travel 04-11-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,553
Posted By waileong
Scotland

Scotland is a lovely place. I was at Isle of Skye and also went to Hoy, where I stayed overnight at a lighthouse. I think there's nothing more romantic than a lighthouse stay and I highly recommend...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By waileong
X-ray fogging can occur if the machine is not...

X-ray fogging can occur if the machine is not film safe or the film is high ISO like 1600.

Cosmic radiation can happen to 20-year old film. See...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-13-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,232
Posted By waileong
Need or want?

Need is not the same as want.

Obviously, all things being equal, I would choose more pixels over less. One can never have too much money, too big a house or boobs too large...

But if things aren't...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-04-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,464
Posted By waileong
No. It's because some people want to be...

No. It's because some people want to be different. Stand out from the crowd.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 8,772
Posted By waileong
....

...can do zone focus too. Just carry a DOF table with you.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 8,772
Posted By waileong
T3 has option to add hood, filter and external...

T3 has option to add hood, filter and external flash. Just so you know...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-20-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,557
Posted By waileong
Yes. It's basically the entire rangefinder patch....

Yes. It's basically the entire rangefinder patch. So with a 50 mm lens, it's almost a semi-spot meter, while the 150 mm lens turns it into a centre weighted meter.

However, the flare throws off all...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,557
Posted By waileong
M6 metering is awful. Don't use it. Use a hand...

M6 metering is awful. Don't use it. Use a hand held light meter instead.

IF you have to use it, learn to shield it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 8,772
Posted By waileong
"What is the advantage of having a Leica MP with...

"What is the advantage of having a Leica MP with a 35mm f/2.8 Elmarit over a Contax T3."

1. You can do external flash without special flash adapters. You can go to 1/1000. You can use cable release....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-04-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 65,128
Posted By waileong
I have T3 and 28Ti. Nikon = Smarter metering,...

I have T3 and 28Ti.

Nikon = Smarter metering, smarter flash, but more bulky, slow focus, no filter, no hood
T3 = Normal metering, normal flash, smaller, focuses faster and closer, takes filter or...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-20-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,628
Posted By waileong
I don't think it's 'needless'. Clearly you want...

I don't think it's 'needless'. Clearly you want (need) a new covering for your camera. You just don't want to pay cameraleather.com prices.

Well, it's a free market and there are competing vendors....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 3,067
Posted By waileong
Slide film is expensive. Slide processing is...

Slide film is expensive. Slide processing is expensive. If you're willing to spend the $$ to shoot and process slides, why not spend the time to meter properly?

B&W film is forgiving, and we can do...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By waileong
It's simple. Have your camera tested. You can do...

It's simple. Have your camera tested. You can do it easily enough with a tape measure and your camera on a tripod. Just place something at exactly one meter from the film plane and focus on it, then...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-17-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,628
Posted By waileong
Then don't spend the money... $50 is not a...

Then don't spend the money... $50 is not a stretch for Leica stuff.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 4,582
Posted By waileong
I shoot Leica because....

...of the 'schick' sound the shutter makes when it exposes. Heavenly!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-03-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 8,272
Posted By waileong
He makes some good points about the convenience...

He makes some good points about the convenience of handphone cameras.

However, he should note that not everyone needs instant digital gratification nor instant sharing of photos on social media.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,144
Posted By waileong
Banging is a bad idea, and not just for this...

Banging is a bad idea, and not just for this developer. As is vigorous agitation (washing machine style).
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-03-2014
Replies: 308
Views: 28,410
Posted By waileong
I agree

I find it hard to use digital cameras. Even for point and shoots. I want to turn on a fill flash but I can't even figure out how to do it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,144
Posted By waileong
Looks fine to me

The scan looks fine to me. A bit of overdevelopment is ok, just burn the light areas a bit more in the darkroom. Negs have latitude.

It's underexposure that bother me-- I can't recover detail that's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By waileong
Looks good, no excessive grain.

Looks good, no excessive grain.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By waileong
I've done it. You get half frame with flash.

I've done it. You get half frame with flash.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-17-2013
Replies: 118
Views: 10,414
Posted By waileong
Whether the 50 Apo actually performs better than...

Whether the 50 Apo actually performs better than any other lens in the world depends on whether you believe mtf charts. If you do, and if you believe Leica isn't faking it, then you must admit the 50...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 10,868
Posted By waileong
Why scan? If you like, do like the old days-- get...

Why scan? If you like, do like the old days-- get 4x6 prints done when you develop, or get a contact sheet, etc. Then enlarge or print only those you want.

Of course, when you don want to share with...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-23-2012
Replies: 198
Views: 72,620
Posted By waileong
Acadia National Park, June 2012 Konica IR film,...

Acadia National Park, June 2012

Konica IR film, Mamiya 6, 50/4 lens

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8005/7602710964_34a9e8375d_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By waileong
Thanks. Haven't seen reticulation till now. This...

Thanks. Haven't seen reticulation till now. This was an old roll of expired Konica IR film, didn't know what to expect. Nice effect though-- not as blotted or splotchy as I'd heard it would be.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By waileong
Just normal Xtol 1+1. Any idea how the grain...

Just normal Xtol 1+1. Any idea how the grain pattern came about? Never met a film with such a pattern.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By waileong
Funny grain in Konica IR film

Have a look. It was clearly visible under my 6x loupe, so it's not a scanning artifact.

Anyone have any ideas why this happens?

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8005/7602710964_34a9e8375d_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By waileong
It's not the processing that will kill you, it's...

It's not the processing that will kill you, it's the cost of the film!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2012
Replies: 4,566
Views: 1,302,103
Posted By waileong
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8424/7583269156_7d53...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8424/7583269156_7d53912014_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,858
Posted By waileong
More:...

More:...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,547
Posted By waileong
Thanks guys. I was just in the right place at the...

Thanks guys. I was just in the right place at the right time.

And I didn't over-sharpen!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,547
Posted By waileong
It's no more sharpened than any other of my film...

It's no more sharpened than any other of my film shots....

And would you believe it was already like that when scanned?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,858
Posted By waileong
4th of July

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7501193020/in/photostream
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-04-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,561
Posted By waileong
That doesn't change the fact that it dies...

That doesn't change the fact that it dies suddenly.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-03-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,561
Posted By waileong
It's sudden death

It's sudden death because it just dies. Xtol doesn't just become weaker with age, it just suddenly stops performing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-03-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,561
Posted By waileong
Thanks

One roll. And it was the last bit of my 5-litre package too!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,547
Posted By waileong
3D Leica Look

I've heard that Leica lenses can give a 3D look to a photo. But never saw it myself till now.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7494151962/in/photostream
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-30-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,561
Posted By waileong
Curses!

I'm hit by the Xtol sudden death syndrome!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,254
Posted By waileong
Two ink issues to hit two major manufacturers? In...

Two ink issues to hit two major manufacturers? In fact, if you search there's also another example involving kodak colour film....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,254
Posted By waileong
See...

See http://forum.mflenses.com/rollei-retro-80-120-light-leak-t48361.html for an example.

I'm using a new Mamiya 6 too, coincidentally.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,254
Posted By waileong
Found the answer. It's expired film. Long expired...

Found the answer. It's expired film. Long expired film coupled with cosmic radiation. Or perhaps too many doses of supposedly film-safe x-rays.

Thanks guys!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-21-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,254
Posted By waileong
Don't think so. I've used a lot of hp5+ over the...

Don't think so. I've used a lot of hp5+ over the years.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-21-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,254
Posted By waileong
Hp5+ does not have an anti-halation dye. In any...

Hp5+ does not have an anti-halation dye. In any case, what has that got to do with light leak?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-21-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,254
Posted By waileong
What kind of light leak is this?

Excuse the grain; this is HP5+ pushed to 3200.

What kind of light leak is this? You can see clearly the image of the backing paper in the frame. You can see the frame numbers. Indeed, all the frames...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,079
Posted By waileong
100%

Maybe i should post a 100% crop?

Trust me, it's grainy, and it's not beautiful grain like HP5+ or 3X.


I used Xtol 1+1, not Xtol straight. Maybe I'll try it straight next time.

Xtol 1+1 at 13m is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,079
Posted By waileong
Delta 3200 @ 3200

It's grainy, even in 120 size, no matter how hard I try to make it less grainy.

Two examples follow. Both developed with Xtol 1+1 at 18 min/23C equivalent.

Any ideas to make it less grainy will...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-27-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,471
Posted By waileong
Just learn to shield the finder from side light...

Just learn to shield the finder from side light and your exposure will be ok. Indoor development should be longer anyway, to make up for the lower contrast.

Using the 50/4, the M6 meter is a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By waileong
Leica factory visit

I have seen the gods on Mount Solms.... And they are truly divine!

It's quite amazing to see such a small company do everything by hand, from the grinding and polishing of glass elements to final...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 2,978
Posted By waileong
Just do it

No chef goes around telling the diners what oven he uses, or what brand of oil he uses, or where he got the ingredients from. So why should you need to emphasise whether you're shooting film or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By waileong
If it happens only at the start of the roll, then...

If it happens only at the start of the roll, then you've got very sensitive film where light can go into the film canister from the film leader. Rollei R3 is one known for this problem.

If it's the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By waileong
You need to get it modified.

You need to get it modified.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By waileong
We don't know what your needs are beyond taking...

We don't know what your needs are beyond taking street photos on color negs.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By waileong
Answers avail from the bartender's site.

Answers avail from the bartender's site.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-22-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,869
Posted By waileong
Don't like either. No foreground interest.

Don't like either. No foreground interest.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-31-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,349
Posted By waileong
I shoot people, not brick walls square on.

I shoot people, not brick walls square on.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-31-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,349
Posted By waileong
Mamiya 6 50 mm edge distortion

For those curious what kind of distortion to expect with the above lens, here's a pix for you.

M6 with 50 mm at 5.6, 1/500 (flash).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-20-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 4,063
Posted By waileong
Seems only satisfied m5 users ever respond to...

Seems only satisfied m5 users ever respond to such threads, which makes the value of the thread questionable, since there are few or no alternative viewpoints.

Let me give some alternative views....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,359
Posted By waileong
I've had film fogged before by a non-filmsafe...

I've had film fogged before by a non-filmsafe x-ray machine at a sea port in Batam, Indonesia. It's instant and it's easy.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,359
Posted By waileong
X-ray fogging means the pics are fogged-- they're...

X-ray fogging means the pics are fogged-- they're still there, but they lose contrast and have a whitish veil.

Fogging does not erase images.

If you have blank negs, it's not likely due to fogging.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-25-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3,004
Posted By waileong
Think Tank Speed Demon

Think Tank Speed Demon
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By waileong
Actually one of those Digipac waterproof cases...

Actually one of those Digipac waterproof cases might be good.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,192
Posted By waileong
You ought to, esp. wide open. Erwin has it down...

You ought to, esp. wide open.

Erwin has it down pat here: http://www.imx.nl/photo/Opinion/page114/page114.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,279
Posted By waileong
Metz 54MZ-3 or 4.

Metz 54MZ-3 or 4.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,631
Posted By waileong
I use 135 on vacation, it's part of my travel...

I use 135 on vacation, it's part of my travel kit. Takes the same filters as my 35 and 90 lens, gives me a bit more reach for landscapes.

It's also a splendid portrait lens for daylight use.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By waileong
In SLR, you are looking at an image on the ground...

In SLR, you are looking at an image on the ground glass.

In RF, you look thru the viewfinder at the real thing.

Hence, you need the same correction as you would with your glasses.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By waileong
I'm in Singapore. Any good repairman should be...

I'm in Singapore. Any good repairman should be able to do it, not a very complicated lens.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-06-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By waileong
It's normal. I don't know if you can ask for a...

It's normal. I don't know if you can ask for a replacement on that basis. I had mine relubricated by an experienced repairman, and the difference was night and day! What he told me was they used the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-28-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 3,204
Posted By waileong
M6 for sure. It's much more compact. Don't...

M6 for sure. It's much more compact.

Don't worry about rewind lever problem. Most people who write about it haven't experienced it themselves, they're just passing on hearsay. Won't happen if you...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,869
Posted By waileong
I suggest you shoot 800 film. Shoot mainly at 400...

I suggest you shoot 800 film. Shoot mainly at 400 (ie +1 stop) and go to 800 in a pinch. Push the film if you have to.

The problem is not your handholding ability, but the movement of the subjects....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-21-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,869
Posted By waileong
The idea is to use the m6 for shots you want to...

The idea is to use the m6 for shots you want to print large, and a 35mm slr (or even dslr) for the obligatory 4x6's. Use 220 color filn or 3x. Know the routine, plan in advance.

Notwithstanding...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-20-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,197
Posted By waileong
The prob is usually not with the lens. The body...

The prob is usually not with the lens. The body has to be calibrated.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-06-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,604
Posted By waileong
there's no real 3200 film anyway, so why the fuss?

there's no real 3200 film anyway, so why the fuss?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-01-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By waileong
Check Andrew Nemeth's site.

Check Andrew Nemeth's site.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-31-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By waileong
Short of an underwater housing, one could use a...

Short of an underwater housing, one could use a pro weather-sealed slr.

Let us know if it was "worth" it once the repair bill comes back.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By waileong
Why don't you develop a roll and see? As for...

Why don't you develop a roll and see?

As for fast focusing, you should learn to pre-focus. Google.
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-25-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,228
Posted By waileong
24 mm is a great focal length for indoor shots...

24 mm is a great focal length for indoor shots where 35 or even 28 mm is too cramped. It's as wide as one can get without worrying about a spirit level.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,781
Posted By waileong
1. Sharpness is overrated. 2. If you're just...

1. Sharpness is overrated.

2. If you're just asking for opinions, it's likely you'll get a spectrum, arising as much from personal experiences as from individual factors such as type of subject and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 1,992
Posted By waileong
By your logic you should be able to ask anything...

By your logic you should be able to ask anything anywhere and not bother about any subforums, right?

Tried asking a Nikon question in a Canon forum? Or tried praising Nikon in a Canon forum?

It's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,015
Posted By waileong
It's all in the photo.net review?

It's all in the photo.net review?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 1,992
Posted By waileong
There's an accessories forum. You can ask there...

There's an accessories forum. You can ask there without worrying about the camera.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 1,992
Posted By waileong
Unless you need to attach it specifically to your...

Unless you need to attach it specifically to your m3, the camera and the meter are totally unrelated. So without specifying yout criteria, how can one give any kind of suggestion?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By waileong
The value of something is not just what it does....

The value of something is not just what it does. Else Rolls Royces would find no market since Hyundais can also get you from Point A to Point B.

Leica camera values are thus based more on their...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 1,888
Posted By waileong
It is definitely possible to bend the film rewind...

It is definitely possible to bend the film rewind crank by dropping the camera... Something that makes its impossible to wind the film.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,375
Posted By waileong
Harsh bokeh though. See second shot.

Harsh bokeh though. See second shot.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 3,324
Posted By waileong
Well, you got to understand how to use...

Well, you got to understand how to use compensation on the M7 then. It's not the exposure compensation dial on the back. It's by adjusting the aperture on the lens while holding the shutter release...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2009
Replies: 89
Views: 4,987
Posted By waileong
I don't think Leica's absorb knocks very well....

I don't think Leica's absorb knocks very well. They dent and ding and the rangefinder can go out of alignment.

Anyway, I bring two bodies and four lenses. One body for B+W, one for colour.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 3,324
Posted By waileong
Depends on whether I'm shooting slides or negs....

Depends on whether I'm shooting slides or negs. With negs, I use AE more because of the exposure latitude. With slides, I use it less because I find it a hassle to measure a highlight, compensate and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By waileong
I've used both.if you don't need 1.5 the DR is...

I've used both.if you don't need 1.5 the DR is the way to go. It's tiny, takes 39mm filters, whereas the big Nokton takes 52 mm filters.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-12-2009
Replies: 177
Views: 22,227
Posted By waileong
KR is funny. The guys here are too serious....

KR is funny. The guys here are too serious.

That HCB couldn't afford another lens is a joke-- geddit? As is the rest of the article-- so hilarious!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By waileong
I prefer the M3 film rewind to my M4/M7. It stays...

I prefer the M3 film rewind to my M4/M7. It stays while the M4/M7 rewind can unwind if you lose your grip. There's also no danger of denting or bending the rewind crank on an M3.

Film loading isn't...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-08-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 9,527
Posted By waileong
hMMM...

I could point you to Mr Puts' analysis where, as an example, he explains the differences between the Leica 75/2 lens and the Voigtlander 75/2.5 lens.

A partial quotation is below:

"The case of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 4,074
Posted By waileong
Elmar is not really that small once you extend it...

Elmar is not really that small once you extend it and put the hood.

Extension takes time and you can sometimes lose the shot.

It's possible to forget to extend and get a very surrealistic...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-24-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,745
Posted By waileong
Maybe because they don't have enough space in the...

Maybe because they don't have enough space in the finder for another set of framelines?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,312
Posted By waileong
Can you appreciate the difference in handling...

Can you appreciate the difference in handling between a Ferrari and a Porsche if you're not an experienced sports car driver?

Too many newbies worry about whether this lens has the Leica "glow" or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By waileong
Can go down to 1/4 if braced. Most important is...

Can go down to 1/4 if braced.

Most important is subject motion.

If they move, it doesn't matter how still you can be.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,312
Posted By waileong
M4-2 feels cheap compared to M4. As for lens,...

M4-2 feels cheap compared to M4.

As for lens, don't worry about the Leica look until you are an experienced Leica user.

It's like wine, it takes a long time for one to discern vintage wine from...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 4,340
Posted By waileong
From my research, wein cells are expensive. Can...

From my research, wein cells are expensive. Can the meter really be adjusted to 1.5V? Because from what I understand, the problem is not the adjustment, it's because alkaline 1.5V batteries don't...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 4,340
Posted By waileong
How do you guys deal with the mercury battery...

How do you guys deal with the mercury battery issue?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 15,973
Posted By waileong
It's cheap because it's very big and heavy, even...

It's cheap because it's very big and heavy, even has its own tripod mount, it's very heavy and bulky. Simple as that.

The last pre-asph version is a lot smaller.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By waileong
Sell one of your 35/2's, get a 35/1.4 asph.

Sell one of your 35/2's, get a 35/1.4 asph.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,093
Posted By waileong
If you're really a noob, it doesn't matter which...

If you're really a noob, it doesn't matter which lens you choose. You may not know enough to see the differences between lenses, let alone whether the 35mm view is for you.

So pick anything in your...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By waileong
It's a superb portrait lens, but don't tell...

It's a superb portrait lens, but don't tell anyone, it's Leica's best kept secret.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By waileong
You'll definitely not be able to put the std...

You'll definitely not be able to put the std 12585 hood.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2009
Replies: 114
Views: 6,794
Posted By waileong
Tom, The exception proves the rule. And of...

Tom,

The exception proves the rule.

And of course it goes without saying that a meter is dumb, it's up to the user to interpret the reading.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2009
Replies: 114
Views: 6,794
Posted By waileong
This boils down to two questions 1. How well can...

This boils down to two questions

1. How well can you do without a meter?

2. How hard do you want to make it for yourself?

Those who shoot without meters, while conceding their exposures are not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By waileong
Actually for colour film I think the choice of...

Actually for colour film I think the choice of film has much more influence on the colours.

Velvia is way different from Sensia, and VC film is far different from NC film.

For colour, I would...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By waileong
APX 400 works fine in ID11, as with most negs you...

APX 400 works fine in ID11, as with most negs you can expose +1 stop for better shadow detail. If your negs are too thin, develop longer. If too thick, reduce develop shorter.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-04-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By waileong
Printing full range of tones by using lower paper grade vs burning in at std grade

When faced with a high contrast neg, other than for artistic reasons (ie to emphasise or de-emphasise certain elements within a photo), are there any reasons why one would prefer to use a standard...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2009
Replies: 114
Views: 6,794
Posted By waileong
It's not a recipe for quality negs. And...

It's not a recipe for quality negs. And definitely not for chromes.

Though I own an M3 and M4, I don't recommend this. You'll find the darkroom work more enjoyable with good negs.

Meters nowadays...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-01-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,137
Posted By waileong
Tmax in D76 1+1 is also fabulous. I know the...

Tmax in D76 1+1 is also fabulous. I know the recommended developer is Xtol, but I just find it's not contrasty enough. With D76 the grain comes out enough that I can use my grain focuser!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By waileong
A planar is fine if you want sharpness. Go for it.

A planar is fine if you want sharpness. Go for it.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-29-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,137
Posted By waileong
What more can one want?

Tri-X at 400, D76 1+1 11 mins...

Beautiful shadow details, sharp sharp sharp negs, lovely grain...

What more can one ask for?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2008
Replies: 111
Views: 8,528
Posted By waileong
1. You need to understand the difference between...

1. You need to understand the difference between film and digital. Sometimes people laugh at Ken Rockwell, but he does a good job of explaining the differences here...
Forum: Travel 12-27-2008
Replies: 83
Views: 6,861
Posted By waileong
By the way, I advise to stick to colour, not...

By the way, I advise to stick to colour, not bring both black and white and colour film.

You will find that causes too much fumbling with filters (esp with different camera systems), and agony over...
Forum: Travel 12-27-2008
Replies: 83
Views: 6,861
Posted By waileong
You got more eqpt than sense right now. You...

You got more eqpt than sense right now. You really only need two bodies at most. The xpan for landscape and daylight street photography and an MP + 35lux for low light photography. A ricoh for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 3,977
Posted By waileong
You get one when you're ready for pure thinking...

You get one when you're ready for pure thinking photography, ie no auto-this and auto-that. And when you feel you're ready to move away from SLR photography, to shoot by feel and to use zone focusing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By waileong
It's an ok camera. Prob the biggest prob is the...

It's an ok camera. Prob the biggest prob is the flare issue, which can be fixed.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By waileong
BPD Photech Ltd See www.bpdphotech.com.

BPD Photech Ltd

See www.bpdphotech.com.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-08-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By waileong
So what if it rotates? It fits, use it.

So what if it rotates? It fits, use it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By waileong
Calibration

Lenses don't usually go out of calibration unless they are dropped or otherwise heavily damaged.

RF's can go out of calibration from knocks or vibration.

The RF's in your cameras, one or both of...
Forum: Travel 11-24-2008
Replies: 84
Views: 7,024
Posted By waileong
Well, I lost my backpack there with my train...

Well, I lost my backpack there with my train tickets, clothes, gloves and camera Atocha trains station. It was stolen when I put it on the floor as I was distracted by my kid.

Sadly Madrid, like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By waileong
No one buys the bokeh king because of its super...

No one buys the bokeh king because of its super sharpness. If you buy it, buy it for the bokeh and the minute size!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By waileong
The 135/4 is a great lens. Pity people pass on it...

The 135/4 is a great lens. Pity people pass on it as they're afraid they can't focus it well. Not true at all! It's extremely sharp and perfect for portraits. Also good as a short telephoto for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By waileong
The frame lines on my M7 are tighter than those...

The frame lines on my M7 are tighter than those on my M4 although they are both 0.72 finders. I wonder why.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-19-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By waileong
It can work, the M5 was the first M camera to...

It can work, the M5 was the first M camera to have a reliable multiexposure capability but even the M3/M4 can use the same method.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-19-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 4,459
Posted By waileong
I supposed they used hyperfocal distance (or zone...

I supposed they used hyperfocal distance (or zone focus, if necessary) and maybe sports finders.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-19-2008
Replies: 72
Views: 8,377
Posted By waileong
That's like writing with pen and paper is...

That's like writing with pen and paper is obsolete because of computers. In fact, in Singapore people are complaining that the new generation of kids have awful writing because they hardly write with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-19-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,010
Posted By waileong
Models come and go and film gets used up. A black...

Models come and go and film gets used up. A black M2 lasts forever and may even appreciate.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-19-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 4,197
Posted By waileong
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My enlarger only goes up to 16x20, and I've printed pix from Yosemite using Adox CHS 25 film, shot on my 35/1.4 @ F2.8, 1/15. Appearance is grainless, extremely beautiful tones. No tripod, but I held...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,566
Posted By waileong
Looks like very low contrast to me.

Looks like very low contrast to me.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-13-2008
Replies: 97
Views: 10,350
Posted By waileong
Black and white film is easy to process, you can...

Black and white film is easy to process, you can even mix up chemicals from raw ingredients if they don't make ready-made stuff in future. The only question is, will they still sell film?

One way to...
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