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Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-09-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 14,458
Posted By crispy12
You could always buy this camera used, surely...

You could always buy this camera used, surely some pseudo hipsters would sell theirs off for $200.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-30-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,515
Posted By crispy12
I agree that the IQ of the M9 at base ISO is...

I agree that the IQ of the M9 at base ISO is fantastic, and I have many files at base ISO from my M9 that I much prefer to the new M. Not my experience for anything shot at higher ISO though. 1600 to...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-30-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,515
Posted By crispy12
As someone who's had both (M-E and M240) for a...

As someone who's had both (M-E and M240) for a year each, I can safely say that the files from the M240 are much easier to post process. The colours are more accurate and the RAW files seem to have a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-30-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 6,527
Posted By crispy12
I had my Leica M go out of calibration while...

I had my Leica M go out of calibration while horse riding. Which was quite crazy because it was near impossible to focus by the RF anyway!

My vertical alignment went off by 1mm. I adjusted it myself...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By crispy12
My Bessa looked like that too. I used a sharpie...

My Bessa looked like that too. I used a sharpie to colour over the silver bits, it looks near brand new again. Haha. Hope this helps someone.

I heard some reports that the RF tends to get dislodged...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,646
Posted By crispy12
Many people think that Leica produces the best...

Many people think that Leica produces the best lenses ever. Personally my 35 Cron is miles ahead of my Nikon 35/2 AFD and it shows in the pics.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-19-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By crispy12
I would keep the Bessa for now and focus on the...

I would keep the Bessa for now and focus on the glass first. If you are completely happy with the lenses then start selling the gear you don't need and buy the M6 in addition to the Bessa so you can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-19-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,646
Posted By crispy12
I agree, the trend has very much to do with...

I agree, the trend has very much to do with resurgence of film cameras, digital camera adaptability etc.

However, in Singapore, prices seem to have flipped the other way around. Rangefinder lenses...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-02-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 13,828
Posted By crispy12
Ok fine, perhaps sports photography might not be...

Ok fine, perhaps sports photography might not be a strongpoint with this camera... hehe
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-02-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 13,828
Posted By crispy12
Just a bit re: live view. A lot of people don't...

Just a bit re: live view.

A lot of people don't realise how useful live view/EVF can be sometimes. I'm now able to mount some SLR glass on to my favourite camera for close up shots or...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-03-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,205
Posted By crispy12
I use the Oly VF2. Works just fine, much easier...

I use the Oly VF2. Works just fine, much easier to find. Works on my father's Olympus M43 camera too.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-03-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,966
Posted By crispy12
Yes to leaving the bag at home. One camera, one...

Yes to leaving the bag at home. One camera, one lens :D Takes better photos
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 7,039
Posted By crispy12
I was considering the m240 to other digital full...

I was considering the m240 to other digital full frame cameras such as Canon 6D, 5DIII etc which are probably take a similar image but of course at the expense of size, enjoyment etc. More so I was...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 7,039
Posted By crispy12
It's an expensive camera, no doubt. I gave up...

It's an expensive camera, no doubt. I gave up trying to justify buying one as there's other cameras that offer better IQ for less.

Fortunately I have the means to afford one, so I sold my M-E and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,625
Posted By crispy12
I like them because they are compact yet offer...

I like them because they are compact yet offer great IQ.

Actually I like most cameras, I'm just a gear geek. :D
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-22-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,898
Posted By crispy12
Just got a great condition Land 250. Loaded it up...

Just got a great condition Land 250. Loaded it up with some FP 3000b black and white instant film. Accidentally ripped the black tab from the dark slide, which was no surprise, but fixed it with no...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-19-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 18,198
Posted By crispy12
I've gone through so many lenses. The Voigtlander...

I've gone through so many lenses. The Voigtlander 35mm MC is 1st and still favourite lens. It has the speed, compact size, and right price. I've always thought of upgrading to a 35 'cron or 'lux, but...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-18-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,911
Posted By crispy12
Carry on without a Leica - sure. Without a...

Carry on without a Leica - sure. Without a rangefinder?? Hard to say...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-18-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,911
Posted By crispy12
I use an M6 and now the M 240 (previously M-E)....

I use an M6 and now the M 240 (previously M-E). The Typ 240 is so much faster in operation than the M9. Previewing, zooming to check details etc is much quicker. The large screen with gorilla glass...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 5,970
Posted By crispy12
I usually shoot 24 frame rolls that I bulk load...

I usually shoot 24 frame rolls that I bulk load myself. My choice is Tri-X, as that was my favourite film at the time (I now prefer HP5) but I went a bit crazy buying lots of bulk film 2 years ago...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,821
Posted By crispy12
I liked the Zeiss 28mm while I had it. I'm more...

I liked the Zeiss 28mm while I had it. I'm more of a 35mm person, hence sold it.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-14-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,653
Posted By crispy12
That is true. I shot many great IR photos with my...

That is true. I shot many great IR photos with my M8, I recently tried it on both the M240 and M9 and the results were nowhere close to the IR on the M8. The base ISO 160 is also outstanding. For me,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-13-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,653
Posted By crispy12
I agree with these two posts wholeheartedly! The...

I agree with these two posts wholeheartedly! The M8, wonderful camera as it is, is getting quite dated now. The IR issue is very annoying especially if you ever shoot fabrics (people in suits,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-13-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,117
Posted By crispy12
I think getting an M8 will save you a lot of time...

I think getting an M8 will save you a lot of time spent developing and scanning, however M8 does have a lot of weird perks of its own (mostly IR filters and weird colours). The ISO quality is also...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-09-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,776
Posted By crispy12
I had both the x100 and Leica ME. Sold the x100...

I had both the x100 and Leica ME. Sold the x100 as I didn't even use it. m9 files were just so much better, the camera also did exactly what I wanted
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 5,542
Posted By crispy12
I would say M6 if you want a meter, M2 or M4 if...

I would say M6 if you want a meter, M2 or M4 if you don't. M2 tends to be the most affordable of the bunch.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-29-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 9,356
Posted By crispy12
I voted for no, as I think for the money I'd...

I voted for no, as I think for the money I'd rather get either a full featured camera like the d800 mentioned.

If I wanted a rangefinder, I would go for the M8 or M9 or 240 as I feel the base...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-08-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By crispy12
Wow. I've seen one or two of these around, but...

Wow. I've seen one or two of these around, but always thought they were stolen :p
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 06-07-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 8,015
Posted By crispy12
It's the off brand batteries. The workaround is...

It's the off brand batteries. The workaround is simple, charge them full, use them till they are flat before charging again. Never use the midway then recharge as that will cause this problem.

They...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-27-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,615
Posted By crispy12
IMO the 3d look is affected by the photographer's...

IMO the 3d look is affected by the photographer's experience much more than any piece of gear...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-25-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,317
Posted By crispy12
Perhaps you can buy two M2s, one Mint condition...

Perhaps you can buy two M2s, one Mint condition to put on the shelf and one to actually take pictures with :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2013
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,061
Posted By crispy12
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3732/8808866458_0bbd...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3732/8808866458_0bbdd5ef5c_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisongtj/8808866458/)
Visoflex, Bellows II and 90mm Elmar...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-12-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,210
Posted By crispy12
In the preview screen, make sure you press the...

In the preview screen, make sure you press the forward/backward arrows on the bottom right of the screen to see the selection for frames 1, 2 and 3. Once the framing is correct, press scan.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-30-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By crispy12
If you have photoshop, the healing tool does...

If you have photoshop, the healing tool does wonders. Can clean up your scans in about half a minute, just by painting over the lines. It looks seamless too.

Better to avoid it by having clean negs...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-30-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 4,003
Posted By crispy12
There will always be good and bad photographers....

There will always be good and bad photographers. It's just that DSLRs are now much cheaper and more accessible, hence more newbies to the hobby (great),but it takes time to learn the fundamentals....
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-30-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,422
Posted By crispy12
For slightly over $1k more, you can get a used M9...

For slightly over $1k more, you can get a used M9 or brand new M-E, and use your m lenses too. That's what I did and have never looked back. Even my film M is upset, as I haven't used her in the last...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,525
Posted By crispy12
I buy from eBay as BH shipping prices are too...

I buy from eBay as BH shipping prices are too much on small orders outside America. Most eBay prices from my regular sellers also include shipping so it actually turns out cheaper.

I have to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By crispy12
The DOF is so narrow, so try stopping down a...

The DOF is so narrow, so try stopping down a little if you're less than 2m. This can be difficult in low light though...

Also, I much preferred 35mm on the M8. The 45mm FOV is perfect... I liked it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-20-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,467
Posted By crispy12
High ISO can be very useful, just because...

High ISO can be very useful, just because photographers of old didn't need it doesn't mean it's not a good tool, the x100 can shoot at f5.6 very comfortably indoors, something I dare anyone try even...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-20-2013
Replies: 145
Views: 77,686
Posted By crispy12
Lovely images... I have been pondering this lens...

Lovely images... I have been pondering this lens for the past couple of weeks too, ready to pull the trigger any time now.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-20-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,562
Posted By crispy12
I find the R2 (not R2A or R2M) the best bang for...

I find the R2 (not R2A or R2M) the best bang for the buck. Essentially the same as the later models but lots cheaper.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By crispy12
With scale focusing you might as well buy the...

With scale focusing you might as well buy the cheapest lens. I find the semi-sharp images as a result from slightly off focusing very annoying, especially if there is an obviously sharp area in the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By crispy12
You can try the Voigtlander options, which...

You can try the Voigtlander options, which include the older 28/1.9 and the newer 28/2 Ultron. Both weigh in around your price range.

In terms of older lenses there is the Konica Hexanon 28/2.8...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,608
Posted By crispy12
A Leica M body is just an empty box to hold a...

A Leica M body is just an empty box to hold a roll of film an a lens. The x100 is a great compact camera to have; I would keep it if I was in your shoes.

If I had to trade the x100 for something, I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,022
Posted By crispy12
I bought an Canon S100 just for this exact...

I bought an Canon S100 just for this exact purpose. Doubles as a compact backup camera too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,083
Posted By crispy12
The feeling is different for sure, but not in a...

The feeling is different for sure, but not in a bad way. The digital is very hefty, almost a bit too heavy IMO. The M6 is much more comfortable to hold, it's thinner and lighter.

The lack of shutter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-09-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,377
Posted By crispy12
Yup better to err on the side of overexposure....

Yup better to err on the side of overexposure. The scanner makes up for underexposed shots by increasing the gain, and the result is muddy, noisy photos with colour shifts.

Keep shooting~
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-09-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By crispy12
Darkroom is completely unnecessary if not for...

Darkroom is completely unnecessary if not for printing! Save your self the headache and get a changing bag.

My dream darkroom has two floor mounted large format compatible enlargers, a built in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 5,421
Posted By crispy12
Sold an M8. About to buy an ME. Money never ever...

Sold an M8. About to buy an ME. Money never ever goes to the savings fund...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-08-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By crispy12
The function button offers direct access to...

The function button offers direct access to whatever you choose, for faster access. On the x100 I had it assigned to ND filter, so that I could turn it on without even looking at a menu. The Q button...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-02-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 5,568
Posted By crispy12
Well I'm not, I sold it to upgrade to an M9 or...

Well I'm not, I sold it to upgrade to an M9 or ME. Still waiting for a good deal, but second hand prices are much more reasonable now.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,044
Posted By crispy12
Wait till you try an MP :)

Wait till you try an MP :)
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-30-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 26,519
Posted By crispy12
I've been thinking about this for a long time and...

I've been thinking about this for a long time and got the M8 early this year. I can't even remember how many times I've been to the store to get a hands-on of the Fuji and NEX cameras... I bet the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-12-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,022
Posted By crispy12
I use Tupperware...

I use Tupperware containers:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8067/8160027297_8b32242c53.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisongtj/8160027297/)
Makeshift darkroom...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-10-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 5,207
Posted By crispy12
They look well exposed to me. Dont forget that...

They look well exposed to me. Dont forget that its better to underexpose than over, as blown highlights are much more difficult to recover than shadows. Jpeg or raw?

The last shot will typically be...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-09-2012
Replies: 382
Views: 197,383
Posted By crispy12
Except that it says Voigtlander on the top :P

Except that it says Voigtlander on the top :P
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-08-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,519
Posted By crispy12
Do you have a link? Where did you buy it from?

Do you have a link? Where did you buy it from?
Forum: RFF Polls 11-08-2012
Replies: 261
Views: 31,276
Posted By crispy12
I use a Leica M8 and Nikon D70 very regularly....

I use a Leica M8 and Nikon D70 very regularly. Low MP count and poor ISO but still great cameras.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,896
Posted By crispy12
Great images, I especially like the dancers....

Great images, I especially like the dancers. Looking forward to handling a copy.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-08-2012
Replies: 189
Views: 29,803
Posted By crispy12
I've only lose half a frame at the end, just be...

I've only lose half a frame at the end, just be careful when putting the casette in the loader. Unfortunately Freestyle is too expensive to freight to Australia and Asia. Bulk loading is a 50% cost...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-08-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 5,392
Posted By crispy12
I've used a Crown Graphic with a small $ 100...

I've used a Crown Graphic with a small $ 100 Sirui collapsible tripod before with no troubles. My shutter speeds were under 2s so I had no problems whatsoever. I found that the ballhead affected my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-08-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,892
Posted By crispy12
50mm lenses tend to be more expensive. You can...

50mm lenses tend to be more expensive.

You can get a Jupiter 8 50mm lens for quite cheap, the quality was average but I only paid $50 for mine. My Voigtlander LTM adapter cost the same as the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 8,210
Posted By crispy12
Haha what did you expect, some Leica magic? Just...

Haha what did you expect, some Leica magic? Just kidding :P

Try overexposing a little bit, it'll help your colours come out more. I like to err on the side of overexposure than underexposure. Also...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2012
Replies: 1,035
Views: 271,139
Posted By crispy12
MM? Congrats!

MM? Congrats!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-02-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 14,010
Posted By crispy12
The jpegs are horrible, I only use jpeg basic for...

The jpegs are horrible, I only use jpeg basic for BW preview on the rear screen. Gives me an idea if the photo I just took will work well in BW. Then I process the DNG in LR.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-31-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,006
Posted By crispy12
When looking for a lens, my main factors are...

When looking for a lens, my main factors are focal length, speed, size and optical quality, build quality in that order. Filter size plays a part as well but probably much lower down in the list....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-30-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 5,374
Posted By crispy12
I've been printing without an easel, just using...

I've been printing without an easel, just using black electrical tape on the enlarger base board so that I can line up the paper easily. As a result my borders are a little messy, and takes a while...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-28-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,289
Posted By crispy12
I use HC110 and Rodinal R09. Both liquid,...

I use HC110 and Rodinal R09. Both liquid, fantastically easy to use. It's also very cheap, so I don't reuse my developer. The risk is if you develop is exhausted (run out of chemical power after...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-25-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 8,441
Posted By crispy12
Ok, glad to know that I'm not the only one who...

Ok, glad to know that I'm not the only one who thinks this way. I thought I was being too sensitive, but seems that quite a few others feel similarly too.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-25-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,519
Posted By crispy12
Yes that looks quite good, looks very similar to...

Yes that looks quite good, looks very similar to the Benro and Sirui tripods. My CF Sirui tripod also came in a padded bag just like that, the quality of the bag was good with thick, spongey padding.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-25-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 8,441
Posted By crispy12
I've read his articles in the past, his arguments...

I've read his articles in the past, his arguments are too biased and one-sided. He likes to bash other photographers (Steve Huff and Overgaarde, the latter especially) almost to the point of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-25-2012
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,061
Posted By crispy12
It's the Leica ME, film edition :D

It's the Leica ME, film edition :D
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-24-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,805
Posted By crispy12
It develops well, but the negatives are always...

It develops well, but the negatives are always very dense because of the orange colour cast so they can be quite difficult to scan properly.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2012
Replies: 147
Views: 36,009
Posted By crispy12
I decided to buy some Photo Flo because I...

I decided to buy some Photo Flo because I happened to be buying printing paper at the photo store. Never realised it was so cheap, $6.50 for a 300-500ml sized bottle. I don't think I'll ever finish...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-23-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,519
Posted By crispy12
It's worth finding a store that sells it locally...

It's worth finding a store that sells it locally to compare between the models. The mid range models are very stable, but the one I linked in the picture might not be the most stable tripod ever,if...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-23-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By crispy12
+1 for HC110, a bottle lasts for ages and is so...

+1 for HC110, a bottle lasts for ages and is so convenient.



This has been my experience as well. Nobody takes better care of your negatives than yourself!
Forum: Photo Software 10-23-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,659
Posted By crispy12
The non-destructive editing and ability to use it...

The non-destructive editing and ability to use it within Lightroom was the selling point for me. I hate going to external apps and having multiple copies of my image file take up space on my hard...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-23-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 20,615
Posted By crispy12
Is it really metal outer shell, or just plastic...

Is it really metal outer shell, or just plastic with metallic spray on coat? It has a faux leather covering too which I suppose raises the cost.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-23-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,519
Posted By crispy12
Yes I do, most of my shots are under 1 sec so it...

Yes I do, most of my shots are under 1 sec so it is more than sufficient. The ballhead can get a bit finicky at times. If i'm going to somewhere very windy then I might consider a more sturdy tripod.
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-23-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,846
Posted By crispy12
Don't forget the other APS-C mirrorless camera,...

Don't forget the other APS-C mirrorless camera, NEX. A NEX-C3 or 5N is a lot cheaper... the only biggest loss is the inbuilt viewfinder, but you have a very good focus peaking on the Sony.

Also...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-22-2012
Replies: 168
Views: 29,476
Posted By crispy12
Not to mentioned that you scratched out the white...

Not to mentioned that you scratched out the white M8 letters...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-22-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By crispy12
PU leather quality varies. My partner has many...

PU leather quality varies. My partner has many handbags from this material. They wear down very quickly with frequent use though, mainly cracking and tears. Also break easily depending on the...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-20-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 31,277
Posted By crispy12
Haha, my thoughts exactly! However you like!

Haha, my thoughts exactly! However you like!
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-19-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,442
Posted By crispy12
Wow, thanks for the link. The fine detail is...

Wow, thanks for the link. The fine detail is amazing.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-19-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6,415
Posted By crispy12
Yes very annoying, I changed the store from AUD...

Yes very annoying, I changed the store from AUD to SGD and the price difference was over AU$40.

Don't forget to use the promo code "ilovelomo" for additional 10% off.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-19-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 20,615
Posted By crispy12
Damn, I should've seen this! I've sent them an...

Damn, I should've seen this! I've sent them an email asking if they'll piggyback the coupon code that I forgot to add, fingers crossed!

Hopefully it's cured my Plaubel Makina GAS!! haha!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-18-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,496
Posted By crispy12
I'm getting Leica IIIf G.A.S. now :P

I'm getting Leica IIIf G.A.S. now :P
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-18-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,112
Posted By crispy12
Thanks, I never knew there were brands other than...

Thanks, I never knew there were brands other than Leica and B+W. I'm curious about the quality, do you have any experience with them? My B+W filters are very good quality and not much more expensive...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 5,304
Posted By crispy12
Scanning film is another art in itself. Most...

Scanning film is another art in itself. Most scanner output on default settings appear quite flat so you will usually need to set some curves/levels and sharpening.

Another matter is metering...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-18-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,519
Posted By crispy12
+1 from me too. I have two models, but I like the...

+1 from me too. I have two models, but I like the smallest compact version called the T-005. It's aluminium and actually fits in my Domke F2, and almost fits in my Domke F3/Billingham Hadley (top...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 5,304
Posted By crispy12
I know that cameras that require silver oxide...

I know that cameras that require silver oxide batteries perform poorly with alkaline batteries, such as the older Nikon SLRs and Canonet rangefinders. I use alkaline batteries in my M6 and the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 9,600
Posted By crispy12
People will notice you no matter what camera you...

People will notice you no matter what camera you use... but they won't turn away immediately when you point a Leica at them :)

Point a DSLR with big zoom lens at them though, that's a different...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-16-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,112
Posted By crispy12
Isn't 40.5 lens to 46mm filter a step up ring,...

Isn't 40.5 lens to 46mm filter a step up ring, rather than step down?

Yes it would work, does get quite annoying swapping filter rings and filters if you change lenses a lot.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-14-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,527
Posted By crispy12
Initially I found loa ding difficult compared to...

Initially I found loa ding difficult compared to my flip open film cameras, but now that I've gotten the hang of it (about 8 rolls experience) its really fast! And best of all, I get the most frames...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-14-2012
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,522
Posted By crispy12
Wink Just google false colour IR, there are lots of...

Just google false colour IR, there are lots of amazing photos and tutorials. Most people don't realise that the M8 is the perfect IR camera because of the rangefinder focusing. Doing handheld IR is...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-14-2012
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,522
Posted By crispy12
I swap the red and blue channels in photoshop,...

I swap the red and blue channels in photoshop, then adjust the hue of the blue from cyan to a dark blue. Requires the trees to be lit by strong sunlight otherwise they don't look so white, which adds...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-14-2012
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,522
Posted By crispy12
Some IR from me too. M8 with Zeiss 21/2.8, Hoya...

Some IR from me too. M8 with Zeiss 21/2.8, Hoya R72.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8183/8081899569_0ac6fabd43_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisongtj/8081899569/)
city gardens...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-13-2012
Replies: 170
Views: 86,902
Posted By crispy12
The distortion can be very obvious, I never...

The distortion can be very obvious, I never noticed it till someone pointed it out and now I see it all the time. But for the price and speed, can't complain! It's also very tiny which I like a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-12-2012
Replies: 382
Views: 197,383
Posted By crispy12
I miss her sometimes. 1/2000 speed and bright...

I miss her sometimes. 1/2000 speed and bright viewfinder.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7067/6855090097_1bb0f9c380_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisongtj/6855090097/)
bessa rangefinder...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-12-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 3,242
Posted By crispy12
My girlfriend has a cupboard full of clothes with...

My girlfriend has a cupboard full of clothes with the labels still attached... And no, not worn yet either!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-12-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 8,882
Posted By crispy12
The beauty about shooting raw is that you can...

The beauty about shooting raw is that you can change your mind. It's like shooting black and white film and deciding that you would like Portra 160 instead of Tri-X. Of course it would be less work...
Forum: Photo Software 10-11-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,659
Posted By crispy12
Here's some samples Portra...

Here's some samples

Portra NC
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8174/8073769178_70047bb608.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisongtj/8073769178/)
crown graphic...
Forum: Photo Software 10-11-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,659
Posted By crispy12
I use it quite a lot. I really like the portra...

I use it quite a lot. I really like the portra presets. The Tri-X and HP5 preset is also decent but the preset in silverefex pro is better. It's definitely not a replacement for film but it's very...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-11-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 8,882
Posted By crispy12
Lightroom is no different, the RAW file is...

Lightroom is no different, the RAW file is unaffected too. My experience is contrary, I found the workflow in LR much more intuitive. This was compared to an older version of aperture, I'm not sure...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-11-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 8,882
Posted By crispy12
I always shoot raw, as it gives me the option of...

I always shoot raw, as it gives me the option of doing proper edits in LR. Once you realise how much detail you can recover in RAW you'll never go back. If I really need JPEG, then I'll shoot RAW +...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-10-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,947
Posted By crispy12
This is really important if you scan. Scanners...

This is really important if you scan. Scanners have a much more limited dynamic range, you will end up wasting a lot of time postprocessing instead if you negatives are too dark/dense. I also err on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,858
Posted By crispy12
I don't think this would be as nostalgic though,...

I don't think this would be as nostalgic though, however they are great cameras. I was thinking of something like an M3, the most popular and best built Leica camera with a 50mm summicron or...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-10-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 8,631
Posted By crispy12
I bought some third party batteries from Ebay,...

I bought some third party batteries from Ebay, works great. I also have the Billingham Hadley Pro, which doubles as my work bag with the inserts removed. I like to use the thumbs up, makes the grip a...
Forum: Travel 10-10-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,856
Posted By crispy12
I have never had problems with camera bags, but I...

I have never had problems with camera bags, but I usually pass my guitar to the flight attendants who place it in the first class coat cabinet. They label it with my seat number and return it to me...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-09-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 7,033
Posted By crispy12
I'm considering upgrading my M8 to a M9 but read...

I'm considering upgrading my M8 to a M9 but read your posts makes me a bit scared!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-09-2012
Replies: 2,033
Views: 316,975
Posted By crispy12
Have you seen the preset system in Lightroom? It...

Have you seen the preset system in Lightroom? It can be set to apply a certain preset such as BW or film look to any RAW files during import. The beauty of this is that you can recover more data and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 4,775
Posted By crispy12
Freestyle is too expensive for small quantities...

Freestyle is too expensive for small quantities due to shipping. I end up buying a lot of film from eBay or vanbar in Victoria as it turns out cheaper. Otherwise you can consider a parcel forwarding...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-09-2012
Replies: 168
Views: 29,476
Posted By crispy12
This is exactly what I think as well. I'm...

This is exactly what I think as well. I'm thinking of getting one too.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-08-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By crispy12
I was looking at this recently, but boy are they...

I was looking at this recently, but boy are they pricey!

I recently bought some cheap square filters from Fotobestway, a knock off of the Cokin square filters. I got these as I needed some sort of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-07-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,459
Posted By crispy12
I sent it for a CLA instead with feeler...

I sent it for a CLA instead with feeler adjustment. It now works very well with all my films except for Shanghai GP which still engages early. I think I shall just invest in better quality film!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-07-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,758
Posted By crispy12
Do you use the Ricoh 28mm or an M mount? I was...

Do you use the Ricoh 28mm or an M mount? I was looking at NEX over GXR solely because of the close focus helicoid adapters available to NEX cameras.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-07-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 4,384
Posted By crispy12
I used an x100 as my digital camera but switched...

I used an x100 as my digital camera but switched to an M8 in the beginning of the year. The ISO above 640 is terrible for a camera of this price. The ISO settings only go in full stops unlike the M9,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-06-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,758
Posted By crispy12
I have to disagree with the reasoning here....

I have to disagree with the reasoning here. Photography principles are the same regardless of camera. I hope you don't think that owning a Leica will make you a better photographer ever, because it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-06-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,758
Posted By crispy12
My thoughts exactly. They are really very similar...

My thoughts exactly. They are really very similar in usage. Identical, even. Perhaps you can get hold of one to trial for a week? Or consider getting a film rangefinder in the meanwhile?

Film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-05-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,455
Posted By crispy12
His feedback shows that people who buy his sales...

His feedback shows that people who buy his sales have more realistic prices in mind... well, mostly :P
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-05-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 6,333
Posted By crispy12
I sold a CV 50/1.5 about 8 months ago and went...

I sold a CV 50/1.5 about 8 months ago and went through a range of other 50mm lenses, mainly older glass as I could not afford new-ish Leica glass. I gave up, really missed the quality and speed of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 15,260
Posted By crispy12
So, where's the pics? :D

So, where's the pics?

:D
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-03-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 20,159
Posted By crispy12
I have the Canonscan 9000f which apparently is...

I have the Canonscan 9000f which apparently is very similar to the V500. I also have the Plustek 7600, and I can see a noticeable difference in the quality of the Plustek vs flatbed. The files are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-01-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 4,497
Posted By crispy12
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8437/8000000544_f772...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8437/8000000544_f772cd5baf.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisongtj/8000000544/)
crown graphic test #1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisongtj/8000000544/) by...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-29-2012
Replies: 145
Views: 77,686
Posted By crispy12
Any pictures to show the physical size of the...

Any pictures to show the physical size of the lens on the body? Thanks for the pics Tom!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 9,914
Posted By crispy12
I bring a bag to work every day. My olympus XA is...

I bring a bag to work every day. My olympus XA is always in the front pocket. Sometimes I put an M6 in a Domke Wrap in the bag as well, depending on my mood.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-28-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 5,010
Posted By crispy12
I bulk roll my own film, so I always load a test...

I bulk roll my own film, so I always load a test roll of approx 10 shots to run through the camera on the same day.

Every person I've dealt with seemed very honest and friendly so I usually check...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-28-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,907
Posted By crispy12
A dedicate scanner will bring much better quality...

A dedicate scanner will bring much better quality hi res scans than any flatbed scanner. I have a plustek 7600 and also canon 9000f and the difference for 35mm is significant, mainly increased...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-28-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,423
Posted By crispy12
I have the SF20 which I use ocassionally on my...

I have the SF20 which I use ocassionally on my M8. It's great, very small and compact but I find the lack of bounce head limiting. I use a mix of auto and manual mode, both work great for what it is....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-27-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By crispy12
My old Minolta 202 had this "feature" too. I...

My old Minolta 202 had this "feature" too. I could see both the shutter speeds and aperture reading in the viewfinder!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-27-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 6,554
Posted By crispy12
I recently sent my Rollei Automat for service as...

I recently sent my Rollei Automat for service as well and received back a very fine camera! Perhaps I should have considered replacing the brightscreen as some here have, but it's still a joy to use...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-27-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,437
Posted By crispy12
I don't have the camera, but I'm curious. Can...

I don't have the camera, but I'm curious.

Can XP1 raw files be read in Lightroom? What is the issue?
Forum: RFF Polls 09-27-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 60,717
Posted By crispy12
I didn't have the funds to get an M9 so I got the...

I didn't have the funds to get an M9 so I got the M8 instead. Now after saving for a year, I do especially with the prices of M9s dropping so I will be getting one in the next few months. I will be...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-26-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,530
Posted By crispy12
I would rather save up for the M9 and get a...

I would rather save up for the M9 and get a Voigtlander 35 or 50mm lens, it's only a few hundred more and you'll get what you want. Shoot film for a while more, the M9 prices are already dropping as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,551
Posted By crispy12
Sounds like a very complicated repair, especially...

Sounds like a very complicated repair, especially if you're not familiar with camera adjustments. There's a risk of making it worse, I've attempted it on a cheap Canonet and I think I'd have more...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 149
Views: 19,768
Posted By crispy12
I misunderstand your trolling, why is this absurd?

I misunderstand your trolling, why is this absurd?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 149
Views: 19,768
Posted By crispy12
How will non-coded lenses work with this, without...

How will non-coded lenses work with this, without the frame line selector? Apparently the brightlines are electronically displayed and there's no selector or brightline window.

Does it have a focal...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-17-2012
Replies: 188
Views: 20,606
Posted By crispy12
Exactly what I thought... talk about major over...

Exactly what I thought... talk about major over reaction :o
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 8,067
Posted By crispy12
If there's no guarantee then look up on how to...

If there's no guarantee then look up on how to inspect the camera on the spot. You can test most things on film cameras to a certain degree of accuracy.

I too started out with multiple other cameras...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-14-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,672
Posted By crispy12
How fresh is your school's stock D76? My feeling...

How fresh is your school's stock D76? My feeling is that the developer has gone bad or has been overly used, as the film edge text should be clearly visible regardless of exposure.

I use one-shot...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-13-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 7,618
Posted By crispy12
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3uxqygEfa1r5fc0...

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3uxqygEfa1r5fc00o1_1280.jpg
http://vintagecamerastyle.tumblr.com/post/22837263160/natalie-portman-rolleiflex-2-8gx

Has she ever seen/used a TLR?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-12-2012
Replies: 192
Views: 30,868
Posted By crispy12
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7222/7313627192_623a...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7222/7313627192_623a0ff7b3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisongtj/7313627192/)
Sneakers (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisongtj/7313627192/) by chrisongtj...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-10-2012
Replies: 5,573
Views: 856,347
Posted By crispy12
wow, this is amazing Jeff!

wow, this is amazing Jeff!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-08-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 11,009
Posted By crispy12
I have the MC 35 Nokton and it's my most used...

I have the MC 35 Nokton and it's my most used lens on my M8 and M6. Very fast and also very compact. Haven't had any problems with flare so far (I use the hood). I can't comment on MC vs SC as I only...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-08-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 16,570
Posted By crispy12
Yes! I would have never been able to try out...

Yes! I would have never been able to try out rangefinder photography other than the odd Canonet and Yashica if not for CV lenses. I have the 15mm, 35/1.4, 50/1.5, 75/2.5. Planning on buying a 50/1.1,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-08-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By crispy12
I would take the M3 and Elmar 50, CV 35 and 15....

I would take the M3 and Elmar 50, CV 35 and 15. Or just the 50 and 15 for 2 lenses. Or just the 35 for one lens.

I wouldn't use the iphone as a lightmeter, I'd save it for emergency calls/gps.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-06-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,459
Posted By crispy12
I fiddled a bit more with it with the back open...

I fiddled a bit more with it with the back open today. It clunks when the back is closed with the backing paper loaded between the feeler rollers. This is Neopan 400 and also with Shanghai...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-06-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 6,083
Posted By crispy12
I'd get a M6 or MP :)

I'd get a M6 or MP :)
Forum: RFF Polls 09-05-2012
Replies: 189
Views: 29,803
Posted By crispy12
Yes I bulk load all my BW film. Tri-X 30m rolls...

Yes I bulk load all my BW film. Tri-X 30m rolls using a Konica bulk loader.

Previously I used to hand load in a changing bag because I was too cheap to buy a loader, but after trying one I can say...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-05-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,459
Posted By crispy12
I'm thinking about adjusting the feelers but have...

I'm thinking about adjusting the feelers but have a question about the leatherette. Is it reusable after removing, and any information about removing:changing the leatherette? The camera works rather...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-05-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 16,381
Posted By crispy12
I read a bit about the Reflecta this afternoon....

I read a bit about the Reflecta this afternoon. Apparently the software is horrible and Vuescan support is scant too. I have the Plustek and use it with Vuescan. Thoroughly recommended.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-05-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,876
Posted By crispy12
I'd say give him a bunch of film and offer to...

I'd say give him a bunch of film and offer to develop/print them together with him. I can't imagine any 13 year olds diving into photography manuals unless they were bookworms to begin with...
Forum: Travel 09-04-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,521
Posted By crispy12
Me too, I don't bother with asking for handchecks...

Me too, I don't bother with asking for handchecks anymore. I just double check that I haven't left anything in the checked luggage.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-04-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,442
Posted By crispy12
I'm looking into something like this... anyone...

I'm looking into something like this... anyone else have suggestions?
Forum: RFF Polls 09-04-2012
Replies: 95
Views: 12,499
Posted By crispy12
I was like that when I started out with film, but...

I was like that when I started out with film, but as I got more and more familiar with it I could predict and control the results. Some stuff like depth of field still requires an educated guess, but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-29-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,254
Posted By crispy12
Do you think it's faster with the M3? I didn't...

Do you think it's faster with the M3? I didn't necessarily say it was better, only faster.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,254
Posted By crispy12
The Bessa loading is much quicker. The newer M...

The Bessa loading is much quicker. The newer M cameras such as m4 and up also have easier loading mechanics.

Would you ever consider buying a 35mm lens? Only the Bessa 2m supports that. I had a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-25-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,220
Posted By crispy12
I don't even cut the leader, I just pull it out...

I don't even cut the leader, I just pull it out if using pre-rolled film using a DIY film picker and load it in the changing bag. Never had any scratches as long as your cassette is clean.

for my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 9,801
Posted By crispy12
This is my experience as well, based on hands-on...

This is my experience as well, based on hands-on experience with XP1 and my own x100. The files from the Fuji cameras are beautiful, in my opinion better than the M8 but the user experience wasn't...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-25-2012
Replies: 1,159
Views: 231,309
Posted By crispy12
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7274/7856216274_d93c...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7274/7856216274_d93c8833e6_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisongtj/7856216274/)
mamiya cat (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisongtj/7856216274/) by chrisongtj...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 14,691
Posted By crispy12
Wow you lucky lucky person!!!

Wow you lucky lucky person!!!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-14-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 14,692
Posted By crispy12
Lovely! However you have to straighten out #12,...

Lovely!

However you have to straighten out #12, it's making me dizzy :P
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-09-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,522
Posted By crispy12
I think your internet settings are stuffed. Try...

I think your internet settings are stuffed.

Try going to Network settings under System Preferences and removing your current home network, then re-adding it with the password and default automatic...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-09-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,522
Posted By crispy12
Are you 101% sure that you're typing the address...

Are you 101% sure that you're typing the address fully and correctly? Type the full name including index.html rather than just ending with the slash (xyz.wordpress.com for eg). Check the .htaccess...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-08-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,893
Posted By crispy12
If film is your hobby, buy a scanner like Epson...

If film is your hobby, buy a scanner like Epson V500, V700 or Plustek 7600. It might be expensive in the beginning but you will save tons of money over the next few years.

Scan them in to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,099
Posted By crispy12
I roll my exposed films in all the way. Do you...

I roll my exposed films in all the way. Do you mean if you want to rewind mid-roll?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-27-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 6,523
Posted By crispy12
As a previous poster mentioned, it's really very...

As a previous poster mentioned, it's really very small. I think it's originally a 28mm finder that the seller taped some electrical tape around.

It does work in the crudest sense. The viewing window...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-27-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,679
Posted By crispy12
$10k medium format film rangefinder? Perhaps body...

$10k medium format film rangefinder? Perhaps body only even. No thanks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,632
Posted By crispy12
One thing to be careful about this is resting...

One thing to be careful about this is resting your thumb on the lever with the camera uncocked. It'll slip out very quickly.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-27-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 4,360
Posted By crispy12
Heard quite a few stories of Giottos being hard...

Heard quite a few stories of Giottos being hard to removed (one even took out the LCD with it) but have no personal experience with them.

I use a plastic generic brand cover which cost me around...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 07-27-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 10,928
Posted By crispy12
I have it and to be honest, don't notice any...

I have it and to be honest, don't notice any significant differences really.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,632
Posted By crispy12
I did it all the time while using my Bessa. My M6...

I did it all the time while using my Bessa. My M6 is slightly nicer to hold so I've only done this occasionally, fingers crossed no problems do far.

I can imagine if the camera gets forced out of...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-25-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By crispy12
The chrome lens holds up much better over time...

The chrome lens holds up much better over time then the black, which shows very obvious brassing. I've handled both and personally couldn't tell the difference... Great lenses
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-18-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 23,606
Posted By crispy12
Looking forward to your initial impressions!

Looking forward to your initial impressions!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-16-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 23,606
Posted By crispy12
The filters are very important if you shoot...

The filters are very important if you shoot anything with any sort of black synthetic dye. I don't have any, still waiting to find a cheap used filter but they seem to get snapped up so auickly
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-10-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 6,383
Posted By crispy12
I think its worth investing in a photography book...

I think its worth investing in a photography book such as Understanding Exsure by Bryan Peterson to fully understand how to use any camera. Any P&S camera will give you similar or worse results.

No...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,583
Posted By crispy12
I found the sharpening a bit too harsh as well

I found the sharpening a bit too harsh as well
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-08-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 23,606
Posted By crispy12
+1 for the thumbs up too. I got one after almost...

+1 for the thumbs up too. I got one after almost dropping my M8. The camera is a bit heavier than film models and the leatherette is very slippery. I got the thumbsup without hotshoe (for external...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-07-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 5,286
Posted By crispy12
Here's what I did: Download file on my computer,...

Here's what I did:

Download file on my computer, unzip it and drag the epub file into itunes. Then click the "books" tab in iTunes and sync it as if it were an app or song.

You can read it on the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-07-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 23,606
Posted By crispy12
Disagree, the experience is completely different...

Disagree, the experience is completely different and irreplaceable for someone looking for a rangefinder experience. I'd get the M8 over the M8.2.

I went through the same process myself, and based...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-06-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,605
Posted By crispy12
Domke F3x here too. I have the F2 and found it...

Domke F3x here too. I have the F2 and found it too big and heavy for rangefinder gear. I put a Rolleiflex, M6 and M8 lenses attached, usually an extra lens, batteries and film in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
Posted By crispy12
The only app I use is the light meter app and...

The only app I use is the light meter app and there's already a decent free one available. Perhaps a phone version of Massive Dev Chart so I don't have to look up the website all the time.

Maybe an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-06-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 5,447
Posted By crispy12
Mamiya 645 Pro with crank and waist level is very...

Mamiya 645 Pro with crank and waist level is very light. With prism and motor drive it becomes a bit chunkier. Also feels odd to use either prism without motor drive and vice versa.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-06-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,416
Posted By crispy12
I've got some paint loss on my R2. It's dull...

I've got some paint loss on my R2. It's dull grey/silver underneath.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 20,722
Posted By crispy12
Cost of film and developing! Buying 20-30 rolls...

Cost of film and developing! Buying 20-30 rolls of film for a holiday is expensive and takes up heaps of space in my bag compared to a single SD card (or two?)

I keep dreaming of digital film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,690
Posted By crispy12
I use it on the M8 so results will be different....

I use it on the M8 so results will be different. It's such a compact lens and the price is so good, especially the LTM model which comes with a VF in the box.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-04-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 5,286
Posted By crispy12
Yes real ebook format so works very well with...

Yes real ebook format so works very well with kindle app and ipad's Ibook app. iBooks app has a night reading mode which turns the background colour dark grey, perfect for reading in bed with the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-01-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 5,286
Posted By crispy12
I think you just put your CC details into the...

I think you just put your CC details into the paypal website and they do their own conversion, usually a small % of the total price.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-01-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 5,286
Posted By crispy12
Leica Chronicle by Erwin Puts

Just downloaded this ebook for my ipad from his website for 6 euros. 600 over pages with text and pictures, this thing is fantastic! I wanted to buy the hardcover but it was always a bit on the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-26-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 12,127
Posted By crispy12
Lol! That's terrible, not surprising why Samsung...

Lol! That's terrible, not surprising why Samsung have never really been popular with their mirrorless lineup.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-22-2012
Replies: 276
Views: 90,027
Posted By crispy12
I'm loving my R2. Can't believe the difference in...

I'm loving my R2. Can't believe the difference in price between an R2 and R2M new. The finish is also much much nicer on the R2! Hate the matte black and button rewind.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-19-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,299
Posted By crispy12
Well no harm in trying. Don't throw it out, keep...

Well no harm in trying. Don't throw it out, keep it as a test roll if it doesn't work out respooling it backwards.

Film might be cheap, but it's not free. No ones gonna get rich by throwing away...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-19-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,768
Posted By crispy12
I think he means that a small sensor requires a...

I think he means that a small sensor requires a shorter lens for a similar field of view, thus increasing the depth of field.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 06-19-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By crispy12
Not if you have to buy a new one every month...

Not if you have to buy a new one every month...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-14-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 6,968
Posted By crispy12
Red face I'd be interested to see that link myself ;)

I'd be interested to see that link myself ;)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-13-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,085
Posted By crispy12
I think it looks pretty cool ;)

I think it looks pretty cool ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-12-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 13,273
Posted By crispy12
I have 3 for M8. Two original, one aftermarket....

I have 3 for M8. Two original, one aftermarket. The aftermarket one cost $11 and works better than the two originals. The original that camera with camera only lasts for 100 shots now.

I keep one in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-12-2012
Replies: 266
Views: 88,381
Posted By crispy12
This lens is heavier than it looks! Really chunky...

This lens is heavier than it looks! Really chunky piece of solid metal, very nice to hold. I keep thinking how great it would be to use this on a mirrorless camera like NEX or m43 due to the closer...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-03-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 8,209
Posted By crispy12
Have you considered the M9? If you are truly...

Have you considered the M9? If you are truly looking to replicate your M6 experience then even the M8 is not a fair comparison due to the crop factor. Perhaps a used one, I've seen prices as low as...
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