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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By pyeh
I handled one in the shop. It felt funny.

I handled one in the shop. It felt funny.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 475
Views: 22,991
Posted By pyeh
Kevin, I didn't realise you were keeping a list...

Kevin, I didn't realise you were keeping a list on behalf of the maker, so please put me down for a black paint multi-coat!
It's a fine effort this chap is making. Please thank him for us all.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,742
Posted By pyeh
Thanks a lot, Mike! Terrific advice.

Thanks a lot, Mike! Terrific advice.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,742
Posted By pyeh
Mike, I'm always keen on a good bento. I might be...

Mike, I'm always keen on a good bento. I might be back in Yokohama in November. Could you tell us where that place is?
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 3,622
Posted By pyeh
That’s a terrific pair of expressions in the...

That’s a terrific pair of expressions in the first pic, Mike.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,691
Views: 430,923
Posted By pyeh
A Mitchell! My favourite spinning reel, simple...

A Mitchell! My favourite spinning reel, simple and beautiful, like a Citroen 2CV.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,218
Posted By pyeh
Robert, you don't have to buy a new camera, you...

Robert, you don't have to buy a new camera, you can use your M10 with live view and some extension rings to digitize your Polaroids. Or get a macro lens and M-adapter. Novoflex make a good set of...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,055
Posted By pyeh
Here's my Like for Larry's post.

Here's my Like for Larry's post.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-04-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By pyeh
Sonnar2, I have the idea that the digital M lens...

Sonnar2, I have the idea that the digital M lens profiles do not correct distortion at all, but fix colour cast and maybe vignetting. Lightroom though will correct lens distortions automatically, I...
Forum: Travel 08-28-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 1,835
Posted By pyeh
Have a great trip, KTM! That's a nice life plan...

Have a great trip, KTM! That's a nice life plan you got there.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,912
Posted By pyeh
Gee Ko.Fe, don't hold back will you? I like what...

Gee Ko.Fe, don't hold back will you? I like what you're saying but I still enjoy all the photos put up here on RFF. I think the standard, by and large, is exceedingly high. I read almost all the w/nw...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,659
Posted By pyeh
David might have been making a rod for his back.

David might have been making a rod for his back.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-21-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,659
Posted By pyeh
CharlesDA, the piece of string was one chain long.

CharlesDA, the piece of string was one chain long.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-14-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By pyeh
Binyamin, I don't know of any video, but one...

Binyamin, I don't know of any video, but one probably exists. The manual is available online for download. There's one on the cameramanuals.org site. There's a clear illustration and description of...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-13-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By pyeh
You have to pull the knob out and turn it...

You have to pull the knob out and turn it slightly using the knurling on the rim of the knob. This will release the door catch.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-13-2019
Replies: 475
Views: 22,991
Posted By pyeh
Kevin has got what I meant. The LTM version is...

Kevin has got what I meant. The LTM version is rare-ish, expensive and often in poor condition. If old lenses are to be reproduced then the Nikkor would be an excellent candidate.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-13-2019
Replies: 475
Views: 22,991
Posted By pyeh
What about a reproduction Nikkor 35/1.8?!

What about a reproduction Nikkor 35/1.8?!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By pyeh
That's funny isn't it. That film plane symbol is...

That's funny isn't it. That film plane symbol is not on my M2s, M4 (although that is a repaint so maybe it was there originally) or MPs. It really should be de rigueur.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-08-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,527
Posted By pyeh
What I think would be very useful is if the...

What I think would be very useful is if the user’s public profile listed superseded usernames as a matter of course, and maybe the date(s) of the change(s).
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-31-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By pyeh
I use the Voigtlander 40/1.2 on my CLE a lot. If...

I use the Voigtlander 40/1.2 on my CLE a lot. If you don't use the hood, there is no blockage of the rangefinder window. I can't recall if the viewfinder was significantly blocked, but I doubt it or...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-23-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By pyeh
FPjohn, if you're asking about an M to L-mount...

FPjohn, if you're asking about an M to L-mount adapter (the Sigma FP is L-mount) then Leica and Novaflex make adapters. There are probably others too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,073
Posted By pyeh
Quite right, Mooshoepork. Those prices from those...

Quite right, Mooshoepork. Those prices from those Melbourne resellers are pretty good, considering. Even Vanbar, not normally known for price friendliness, had a special on Kodak Colorplus 200 for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-14-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 17,201
Posted By pyeh
My best wishes to your niece, Yokosuka Mike, and...

My best wishes to your niece, Yokosuka Mike, and congratulations to her groom.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-18-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,713
Posted By pyeh
I'm up to 36 cards now, including Analog Angler's...

I'm up to 36 cards now, including Analog Angler's beautiful cyanotype card, and excluding the Colonel's bonus card.
What a lovely project.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,898
Posted By pyeh
I don't tape up my cameras but I do think that...

I don't tape up my cameras but I do think that big white names and bright red logos and stripes are distracting to both me and the subject, and unnecessary from an industrial design point of...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-02-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,713
Posted By pyeh
Hallelujah, Godfrey's lovely card arrived today,...

Hallelujah, Godfrey's lovely card arrived today, which makes it 13-14 days in transit. That's US-Aus post for you.
Also received beautiful cards from Don Parsons and Dourbalistar, the Pun Star, which...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,497
Posted By pyeh
Me too. Through a long history of injudicious...

Me too. Through a long history of injudicious acquisitions I have no cheap camera bodies. I do have a free Jupiter 8 though that was thrown in with a body I bought, so I could reverse the formula and...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-30-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,713
Posted By pyeh
Today I received Raid's and Red Rock Bill...

Today I received Raid's and Red Rock Bill Keeler's cards. I was very pleased to see a picture of the town drummed into me by the Eagle's "Take it easy". Raid's card is lovely too, of Pensacola...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,157
Posted By pyeh
Jon, After seeing Erik's post I pulled out an MP...

Jon,
After seeing Erik's post I pulled out an MP and an M2 to compare and contrast the wind levers. Erik is quite right (he is incredibly observant). The MP lever has more curve to the inside edge...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-27-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 7,475
Posted By pyeh
Leica Rumors is saying the a la carte program...

Leica Rumors is saying the a la carte program will close down on June 7:
https://leicarumors.com/2019/05/27/the-last-chance-to-place-an-order-for-leica-a-la-carte-is-june-7th-2019.aspx/
Stephen was...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-26-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,316
Posted By pyeh
I have both these lenses, and while I can't...

I have both these lenses, and while I can't provide any side-by-side comparisons, it's clear to me that between the two, the 1.2 is:

1) sharper/higher resolving.
2) has pronounced pincushion...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-23-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,713
Posted By pyeh
Godfrey, I haven't receive yours yet, but from...

Godfrey, I haven't receive yours yet, but from experience they take at least 7 days, often 10 days and sometime 14 days. Abysmal service really. In both directions. I'll let you know when it comes.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-23-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,713
Posted By pyeh
I have received 14 people's cards so far here in...

I have received 14 people's cards so far here in far away Australia, and they are all lovely. Thank you very much.
Thank you especially, Col. Moran for your kind note on my offering, and also for the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 911
Posted By pyeh
And he'd be pretty brassed off.

And he'd be pretty brassed off.
Forum: Travel 05-14-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,063
Posted By pyeh
Nick, a durian plantation owning uncle-in-law!...

Nick, a durian plantation owning uncle-in-law! That's only one down from a brewery owning uncle-in-law! Well done.
I'll wager not many people have been to Perak, not even Malaysians. I think my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2019
Replies: 12,098
Views: 4,443,172
Posted By pyeh
Taipei-m, that’s a great association you made...

Taipei-m, that’s a great association you made there, with the lugubrious long haired young man looking just like the fibreglass elephant, as well as the plastic chairs.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,416
Posted By pyeh
The four Horseman of this thread must be Maiku,...

The four Horseman of this thread must be Maiku, Maigo, Majki and MikeL.
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 5,573
Posted By pyeh
Margus, thanks for doing this thread. I love your...

Margus, thanks for doing this thread. I love your epic trips and have missed your posts the past couple of years.
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 994
Posted By pyeh
Margus, for sure we’d like to see more photos...

Margus, for sure we’d like to see more photos from you!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,416
Posted By pyeh
In a worldwide nuclear winter, would Panatomic X...

In a worldwide nuclear winter, would Panatomic X be the best film to use?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,416
Posted By pyeh
And don't forget, if you have a tilt-shift lens,...

And don't forget, if you have a tilt-shift lens, you have to be mindful of the Pentax ME too movement.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,416
Posted By pyeh
If you get caught pre-flashing your film you have...

If you get caught pre-flashing your film you have to pull up your PanX and zoom with your feet.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-20-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,713
Posted By pyeh
Count me in for this too. It will be my 2nd...

Count me in for this too. It will be my 2nd round.
Thanks, Stephan.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-19-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,416
Posted By pyeh
People will make up all sorts of filmsy excuses...

People will make up all sorts of filmsy excuses not to print, but they just dilute their argument to exhaustion. For others, chemicals wet their appetite to get the Jobo done. Let's give them a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-19-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,416
Posted By pyeh
Zone system is the Ansel to all things, although...

Zone system is the Ansel to all things, although some don't give Adams about it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-19-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,416
Posted By pyeh
Printing can be a carousel off which one might...

Printing can be a carousel off which one might never get off. It can be a slide into madness from which there is no reversal; mounting frustration and darkroom thoughts going Rondinax and Rondinax in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-19-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,416
Posted By pyeh
DBLS, some say I am the Prints of Darkness,...

DBLS, some say I am the Prints of Darkness, shadowy and opaque. I expose to the left. I am the thin negative of your nightmares. Bwahaha.
Actually I don't know the faintest about printing. My level...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,416
Posted By pyeh
Re:sin coated paper is for printing the...

Re:sin coated paper is for printing the unvarnished truth.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-17-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,593
Posted By pyeh
Ktmrider, the battery life on the GR2 isn't...

Ktmrider, the battery life on the GR2 isn't anything to write home about either. You would need at least one spare for it, so batteries needn't be a consideration in your choice between the two...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,416
Posted By pyeh
Genre-ly speaking, if you flash in the street...

Genre-ly speaking, if you flash in the street will your landscape be revealed? Let your (Jaeger Le Coultre) Compass be your guide number.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,416
Posted By pyeh
Hoya doing, Mark? It's not always B+W as Ma...

Hoya doing, Mark? It's not always B+W as Ma roomie likes to say!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,416
Posted By pyeh
Perhaps you could Cooke up your own remedy and...

Perhaps you could Cooke up your own remedy and Taylor it to your needs. Of course it might end up being a Hobson's choice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,416
Posted By pyeh
Zunow, I GAS many people here Leica 'Blad joke...

Zunow, I GAS many people here Leica 'Blad joke now and then. There's no Harman it. Iberit with good grace. It's Hande to have a laugh occasionally.
Meyer force be with us all.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,416
Posted By pyeh
Agfa as I can tell, film may be becoming a...

Agfa as I can tell, film may be becoming a bourgeois concept. It's a bridge camera too Ferrania for a lot of people. A dox on Fujifilm for raising their prices.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,416
Posted By pyeh
Even though this thread lets us go Freestyle, I...

Even though this thread lets us go Freestyle, I miss Maco people go BaH in the other thread. It was just Amazon the reaction from some people. E Bay gum as they might say in Yorkshire.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-11-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,593
Posted By pyeh
I got spooked by interweb chat about the...

I got spooked by interweb chat about the unreliability of the M9, so much so that I bought a second one for backup a year after my first. On one trip I brought both of them along, plus four lenses...
Forum: RFF News 03-11-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,458
Posted By pyeh
I'm a fan of dourbalistar's punning too. It adds...

I'm a fan of dourbalistar's punning too. It adds levity to this circular, polarizing topic.
Forum: RFF News 03-01-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,458
Posted By pyeh
I Rollei Leica light-ness in this thread. It’s...

I Rollei Leica light-ness in this thread. It’s good to get a wide view sometimes. Archery may be the Noblex of sports, but punning is Argus to do.
Forum: RFF News 03-01-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,458
Posted By pyeh
I sensor disturbance in the farce.

I sensor disturbance in the farce.
Forum: RFF News 02-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,458
Posted By pyeh
OK. Here's another official announcement - we've...

OK. Here's another official announcement - we've jumped the shark. Mods making puns is the beginning of the end of the roll, perhaps frame 34.
Forum: RFF News 02-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,458
Posted By pyeh
Gloomy-Indonesian-island-Celebrity is the leader!...

Gloomy-Indonesian-island-Celebrity is the leader! Can-his-star shine any brighter?
Forum: RFF News 02-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,458
Posted By pyeh
We should give Fujifilm greater exposure. ISO...

We should give Fujifilm greater exposure. ISO want them to keep making film.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-27-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 22,810
Posted By pyeh
Mine has this feature/bug too, but then so do a...

Mine has this feature/bug too, but then so do a lot of my other lenses.
Forum: RFF News 02-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,458
Posted By pyeh
We must all Tri-X times harder to encourage Fuji...

We must all Tri-X times harder to encourage Fuji and other manufacturers to keep on producing film. That way we will have a Pan-opoly of choice.
Forum: RFF News 02-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,458
Posted By pyeh
Fuji-sus sake, will you stop it already!

Fuji-sus sake, will you stop it already!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,282
Posted By pyeh
Deleted post. Made a mistake.

Deleted post. Made a mistake.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-30-2019
Replies: 3,588
Views: 910,036
Posted By pyeh
T-m, that’s a relief you’re out of hospital....

T-m, that’s a relief you’re out of hospital. Better take it easy for a while.
My best wishes to you.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-29-2019
Replies: 3,588
Views: 910,036
Posted By pyeh
Taipei-Metro, I hope you don't mean that you're...

Taipei-Metro, I hope you don't mean that you're the one in hospital at the moment. Take care. I was wondering why for a couple of weeks I didn't see anything from you in your usual threads.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-26-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 17,102
Posted By pyeh
Thanks, Jon. Really great of you to do these...

Thanks, Jon. Really great of you to do these tests.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 22,810
Posted By pyeh
Jon, Thanks very much for getting these shots up...

Jon, Thanks very much for getting these shots up so quickly. That's a very convincing lens.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-24-2019
Replies: 12,098
Views: 4,443,172
Posted By pyeh
Ruby.monkey, that’s just too naughty for words.

Ruby.monkey, that’s just too naughty for words.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,653
Posted By pyeh
Points 1 to 4 apply to me to varying degrees and...

Points 1 to 4 apply to me to varying degrees and on and off, but Point 5 is the one I most identify with.
I don't have a great deal of experience with mirrorless system cameras, having only ever...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-23-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,689
Posted By pyeh
Great detail, Colonel. Good results and pictures...

Great detail, Colonel. Good results and pictures well worth digitising.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 3,208
Posted By pyeh
I reckon that survey is far too unambitious. 50+...

I reckon that survey is far too unambitious. 50+ rolls as the largest quantity bracket just doesn't cut it for us film-doomsday preppers.
I've got
- 125 rolls of 135 colour slide
- 76 rolls of 135...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-17-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 41,077
Posted By pyeh
In fact if you used an electronic shutter, would...

In fact if you used an electronic shutter, would that be a scan?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,981
Posted By pyeh
I see I've touched a nerve with Pioneer and...

I see I've touched a nerve with Pioneer and jawarden about the ZI patch. I didn't think I was making a fuss about it in the first place, but after several rolls through my ZI and my two Bessas I know...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-16-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,689
Posted By pyeh
Looking good, CSM. Thanks for sharing your...

Looking good, CSM. Thanks for sharing your experiments with us in this and other photo duplication threads. I read them all avidly.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,689
Posted By pyeh
Brett, us antipodeans must look after each other....

Brett, us antipodeans must look after each other. Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Very painful.

I believe taking a photo of a projected slide was once a serious way of slide duplication. It might...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,689
Posted By pyeh
Must say, this method shows a lot of potential...

Must say, this method shows a lot of potential for mechanising the feeding of slides. Great idea, Colonel and Predicolous. I also fancy the suggestion of using the intervalometers on the projector...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,981
Posted By pyeh
The other thing about the ZI ZM rangefinder patch...

The other thing about the ZI ZM rangefinder patch is that it doesn't follow the framelines when thy correct for parallax. The patch stays centre in the viewfinder. The Bessas do this too. It slightly...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,689
Posted By pyeh
"The projector bulb is 300 watts. I'm going to...

"The projector bulb is 300 watts. I'm going to look for a far less hot solution."

Colonel,
I suppose the new bulb need not be very bright at all since you won't be using it for projection. If you...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,441
Posted By pyeh
As I mentioned before, my copy behaves like...

As I mentioned before, my copy behaves like alexandru-voicu's exactly, when I tested it. I bought mine new in January 2012.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By pyeh
Bob, by reading HHPhoto's and Skiff's educational...

Bob, by reading HHPhoto's and Skiff's educational diatribes on the various films on the market. Pretty sure he/they have mentioned this one. It's a rebadge of something or other.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,689
Posted By pyeh
I think this is a tremendous idea for...

I think this is a tremendous idea for auto-loading slides for duplicating. Your results look good to me so far, with the caveats that you yourself made - more light diffusion, getting closer for...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-09-2019
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
I've really enjoyed this series of exchanges....

I've really enjoyed this series of exchanges. Wonderful images from everybody.
I received 28 of the 29 cards as of this date.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,441
Posted By pyeh
PFD, definitely a good idea to get your M6...

PFD, definitely a good idea to get your M6 checked over. PM me anytime if you want to use my digicams for testing. Much more convenient than film. You can also compare your ZM 50/1.5 with mine. Mine...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,441
Posted By pyeh
PFD, I am in Sydney too. You're welcome to try...

PFD, I am in Sydney too. You're welcome to try your lens on my M9 and digi CL if you like. It will give you an idea where the misfocusing lies.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,504
Posted By pyeh
Archiver, I'm with you on the large plus small...

Archiver, I'm with you on the large plus small idea, except I'm not keen on autofocus film cameras, because you can't chimp them to check focus, and I don't have a particularly high quality one...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-23-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,504
Posted By pyeh
Traveller's dilemma indeed

Matt,
That's almost exactly the kit I often take when I travel, although I might have a 24 instead of a 21. I agree it's a lot of weight to carry for distances. And if you add a back-up body then...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-22-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 90,012
Posted By pyeh
Slizrad, welcome to RFF and the CL Club. Good...

Slizrad, welcome to RFF and the CL Club. Good work on your CL combination. I have that lens and that flash too. They are just the best, when attached to the CL.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-11-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 90,012
Posted By pyeh
I have. The rf window isn’t blocked if you leave...

I have. The rf window isn’t blocked if you leave the hood off. Looks very butch.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-26-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
I got yours, Stephan, back in mid-September, and...

I got yours, Stephan, back in mid-September, and very nice it was.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-26-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
Last week I received Reggie's beautiful night...

Last week I received Reggie's beautiful night time picture of Chicago, thank you very much!
That makes 28 cards out of a possible 29, I believe. I hope the last card is just late and not lost.
It's...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-09-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
Krotenblender, that's a great backstory, and I...

Krotenblender, that's a great backstory, and I enjoyed your photo a lot. I've been to Japan a number of times, but never at the height of summer, so I have missed the big firework shows.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-06-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
Today I received John Weber's Crab too. Lovely...

Today I received John Weber's Crab too. Lovely muted tones. Thank you, John.
That makes 27 cards now. Thank you everyone.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,574
Posted By pyeh
So a followup on my last post in August about...

So a followup on my last post in August about converting my 0.72 to 0.85 - I sent it in on July 23 and just received it back today. The Leica service centre in Melbourne handled the process.
All up...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-30-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,838
Posted By pyeh
For me, I find some cameras very uncomfortable to...

For me, I find some cameras very uncomfortable to hold in one hand for any length of time, and it's mostly to do with its shape or covering, rather than its size. Digital Ms are too fat, mostly, and...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 10-30-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
I was away for 2 weeks and when I got back there...

I was away for 2 weeks and when I got back there was this nice Halloween card from FDarnell. Thank you very much, Paul!
That makes 26 cards for me. Hopefully the others, apart from jweber3rd's, have...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-08-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By pyeh
Rob-F, I use a so-called pico projector...

Rob-F, I use a so-called pico projector sometimes, for my digital images. Pico projectors are cheap but dim and short-throw (less than 6 feet). They work great for projecting in a small room on a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-08-2018
Replies: 480
Views: 37,313
Posted By pyeh
If your referring to "Acne Studios" it's not...

If your referring to "Acne Studios" it's not Chinglish but Swedish.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By pyeh
PF, you are quite right. Blame me for...

PF, you are quite right. Blame me for "skimming".
But would it be fair to say there is also 750 in the blown out portion of the door that's caused the ghost image?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By pyeh
Nick, you'll have to go back to the scene, if you...

Nick, you'll have to go back to the scene, if you can, to see if there was "750" on the door. Bring your ghostbusters proton gun.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,630
Posted By pyeh
Michael, many people dote on their M 240 so mine...

Michael, many people dote on their M 240 so mine is only one data point, as people around here say. I can only add that for me the M9 gives a very authentic M-camera experience and wonderful colours....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,630
Posted By pyeh
Regrets, I've only had one

I've bought lots of gear which I then realised I could have done without, or they're not as great as cracked out to be, but the one item that I actually regret was the M Typ240 (the real M10). Now...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 10-03-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
Would you believe, I just checked my mailbox and...

Would you believe, I just checked my mailbox and there it was: Randolph45's card of the Johnny Cash mural in Sacramento (orange portrait alluded to above). Thank you, Randy.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,901
Posted By pyeh
here's a reasonably funny video of a pretend hair...

here's a reasonably funny video of a pretend hair restoration salon advocating beards instead.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD-E2B5GfI8


Back alley, I like your photos.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 10-03-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
Now that's interesting. Looking at...

Now that's interesting. Looking at Intheviewfinder's collection, and I know one of his is a "+1", I am missing the bird picture top, second from right, and the orange portrait, second column from...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 10-02-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
Today I received a very nice card from Seakayaker...

Today I received a very nice card from Seakayaker of an interesting looking fountain, I think, on an ivy covered wall, with a kind personalized note too. Thank you.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By pyeh
I'm all for compact and lightweight, so the Sony...

I'm all for compact and lightweight, so the Sony cameras appeal to me more than the newly released Canon, Nikon and Panasonics, for their size. Having said that, all of them have huge lenses and too...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-27-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
Today, after a gap of 9 days, I received a lovely...

Today, after a gap of 9 days, I received a lovely card from JKCampbell, of a moving cow.
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-27-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 4,646
Posted By pyeh
I think this is the most gorgeous, modern looking...

I think this is the most gorgeous, modern looking camera in ages, and has wonderful specs. If only it wasn't so big and heavy. It's bigger than the Leica Q for goodness sake.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-25-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,515
Posted By pyeh
Maybe, PF. Rolox is such a dodgy sounding name...

Maybe, PF. Rolox is such a dodgy sounding name though, like a combination of Rolex and Rollei. I did a search in the Australian Securities and Investments Commission company register and came up only...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-25-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,515
Posted By pyeh
Interesting variant, thanks for posting. Very...

Interesting variant, thanks for posting. Very handsome. Interesting how they omitted the "S". It's the first time I've noticed a Singapore made Rollei 35 with the Sonnar lens not marked with S.

I...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-23-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
For me, I received last week cards from Analog...

For me, I received last week cards from Analog Angler, ABrosig, motion runner and Papercut, bringing my total to 22. Wonderful pictures, all of them.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-12-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
In today's mail I got Largedrink's,...

In today's mail I got Largedrink's, Krotenblender's and Big Ursus' cards. All great images. Such a nice project, this card exchange.
Largedrink, you must look me up next time you're in town. We will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,928
Posted By pyeh
So now it's "Have ALL camera makers alienated...

So now it's "Have ALL camera makers alienated photographers?"?
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-10-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
Yesterday two great cards from jpressman and...

Yesterday two great cards from jpressman and Colonel Moran. Thank you!
I now have 15 cards in total.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-07-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By pyeh
I couldn't agree more. I'm in love my my 0.58...

I couldn't agree more. I'm in love my my 0.58 finder. I would love to convert my M9 to 0.58, and while they're at it, change the shutter to the M10-P almost-silent shutter as well. Then I would have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,504
Posted By pyeh
Darthfeeble, no I don't, since I don't shoot a...

Darthfeeble, no I don't, since I don't shoot a lot of film per day, maybe 1 roll every 2 days when I travel. When I walk about I don't carry more than 2 extra rolls of film whereas with digital I'm...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,504
Posted By pyeh
Further to my earlier post about selecting travel...

Further to my earlier post about selecting travel photo gear for portability and versatility as the main considerations, it galls me no end that to get the full frame experience, which personally I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-06-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By pyeh
Laterna Magica, I for one appreciate your...

Laterna Magica, I for one appreciate your enthusiastic contributions and enjoy your positivity. You are completely correct in assuming that fora are for like-minded people to congenially shoot the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-04-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
And in today's mail, four great cards from...

And in today's mail, four great cards from Mothertrucker, Don Parsons, Zane0777 and Kxl. Thank you all of you.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-04-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
rfaspen, Corvallis may be a postcard desert but I...

rfaspen, Corvallis may be a postcard desert but I received your card yesterday, a lovely picture of early-industrial heritage. Thanks.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-03-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By pyeh
Not sure which model Mamiya you mean, but the...

Not sure which model Mamiya you mean, but the lenses for my Mamiya 6 had their serial numbers on sticky labels which have since fallen off. I can still see the residue where the label was stuck on...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-02-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
By Friday last week i received three more cards,...

By Friday last week i received three more cards, from Jamie Pillers, Intheviewfinder and Rolfe. all wonderful. Many thanks.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,504
Posted By pyeh
The thing I found when considering what to pack...

The thing I found when considering what to pack for a trip is that I often defer to light and compact, rather than lovely-to-use favourites. Exempli gratia: I’ve often taken a CL or two with...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-29-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
I go away for a few days and Lo! five lovely...

I go away for a few days and Lo! five lovely postcards arrive for me, from Red Rock Bill, Raid, Godfrey, dfranklin and ninjin. Thank you very much!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-27-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
Are you kidding? Here in far away Aus I've...

Are you kidding? Here in far away Aus I've received none so far.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-25-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By pyeh
Garageboy, for sure any 50mm or longer lens is...

Garageboy, for sure any 50mm or longer lens is better on a high-magnification viewfinder rangefinder. On a 0.85 the 50mm lines are close, but not too close, to the VF perimeter, if you wear glasses...
Forum: Travel 08-20-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,189
Posted By pyeh
Japan is certainly very photogenic, as well as...

Japan is certainly very photogenic, as well as being an all-round great place. There's a very famous walking trail from Kyoto to Tokyo you and your wife might like, not that you have to do the whole...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-15-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
Intheviewfinder, you're welcome. The thing to...

Intheviewfinder, you're welcome. The thing to figure out for yourself is whether TouchNote's postage rates work better for you than normal postage rates. For me in Australia mailing overseas it...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-15-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
Thanks, KrotenB. Touchnote mails from the UK,...

Thanks, KrotenB. Touchnote mails from the UK, Netherlands, US and Australia. My cards for the Continent were the first to be acknowledged by Touchnote as being printed and mailed. I guess Americans...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-14-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By pyeh
Not with the mirror locked up you don't.

Not with the mirror locked up you don't.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2018
Replies: 252
Views: 22,044
Posted By pyeh
A harp walks into a bar and the bartender says,...

A harp walks into a bar and the bartender says, "We can't serve you, you're too small."
The harp says, "Are you calling me a lyre?"
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-14-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
I took a shortcut, I hope no one minds, and...

I took a shortcut, I hope no one minds, and ordered my postcards printed and mailed through TouchNote, the online postcard service, yesterday. No local stamps I'm afraid.
I hope the print quality is...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-13-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,475
Posted By pyeh
There seems to be a lot of rumour mongering at...

There seems to be a lot of rumour mongering at the moment regarding the MP. Someone on Leica Forum reckons soon the only way to order an MP is via the ALC mechanism. This isn't so bad in that you can...
Forum: Travel 08-11-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,821
Posted By pyeh
Like Huss, I am also dismayed by the views of...

Like Huss, I am also dismayed by the views of people who seem to rely on hearsay and journalistic beat-ups to form such firm opinions of the low amenity of San Francisco. I have been there a number...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-11-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,320
Posted By pyeh
Johan, yes! It's terrific. So much so that I got...

Johan, yes! It's terrific. So much so that I got a second one.
Piddling about, piddling about...
Forum: Travel 08-11-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By pyeh
Sara, +1 for the Box Hill camera market, if...

Sara, +1 for the Box Hill camera market, if your're staying that long in Melbourne. It is held three times a year. I'll be down from Sydney for this. Some say it's the most fun you can have standing...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-10-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,320
Posted By pyeh
I like a good piddle.

I like a good piddle.
Forum: Nikon RF 08-10-2018
Replies: 436
Views: 83,051
Posted By pyeh
I like these a lot, Kevin, and certainly they...

I like these a lot, Kevin, and certainly they show how crisp the Nikkor is.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-09-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,320
Posted By pyeh
Hrryxgg, both those lenses are really excellent....

Hrryxgg, both those lenses are really excellent. I have a few 35's, including these two. The Summaron was Leica's best 35 for a long time. There is a famous test by the LHSA I think that claims the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,574
Posted By pyeh
Sure. My fingers are crossed. "I see a safe...

Sure. My fingers are crossed. "I see a safe journey. I see a safe return." From 7 Years in Tibet, I think.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,574
Posted By pyeh
Bob, I remember reading your terrible...

Bob, I remember reading your terrible tribulations with Leica NJ and your MP. Just awful. Here in the lovely but far away land of Aus we have generally good service from Camera Clinic and one or two...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-08-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By pyeh
Spavinaw, "1054" must surely be a Freudian slip....

Spavinaw, "1054" must surely be a Freudian slip. "1054 and All That".
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,574
Posted By pyeh
Coogee, Camera Clinic in Melbourne, who you...

Coogee, Camera Clinic in Melbourne, who you probably know are the authorised Leica service mob, are handling the deed for me. They initially estimated "about A$1000" so I sent it in. A few days later...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,574
Posted By pyeh
Leica Stores might have them in stock, and if...

Leica Stores might have them in stock, and if they don't you can order from them. You don't need to order an a la carte if all you want is a standard MP.
I ordered and got an ALC MP earlier this year...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,375
Posted By pyeh
This is a funny thing I've found: with my...

This is a funny thing I've found: with my friends, pretty much all middle-aged / cusp of pensionerhood, they actually seem to prefer my photos displayed on my phone. They will happily flick through...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-02-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 12,663
Posted By pyeh
Have to say, Nick Gone Troppo does great rant....

Have to say, Nick Gone Troppo does great rant. He's consistent, tireless and eloquent, and quite funny in parts. I enjoy reading him even if he affects to be a wowser (Australian patois).
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-01-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4,084
Posted By pyeh
FrozenInTime, great riff on that otherwise...

FrozenInTime, great riff on that otherwise execrable Superbland song.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-01-2018
Replies: 1,667
Views: 474,030
Posted By pyeh
I don’t know if Erik's theory of Summilux 35...

I don’t know if Erik's theory of Summilux 35 variants is correct or not, but his photos are impeccable.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-31-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,670
Posted By pyeh
OK, I'm in too. This will be my first postcard...

OK, I'm in too. This will be my first postcard project and my first photo sharing experience in a long long time, but I love postcards of any kind so I'm not resisting any longer.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-27-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4,084
Posted By pyeh
Thanks John, very kind of you. PM sent, as well...

Thanks John, very kind of you. PM sent, as well as FB request.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-27-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4,084
Posted By pyeh
MCToumey, I had an M240, for about a year. Now...

MCToumey, I had an M240, for about a year. Now that was a camera that I just could not like. I kept my M9s and bought an M9 Monochrome and those are my full frame cameras. I love those cameras to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-27-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4,084
Posted By pyeh
I've had one since early April. I bought if...

I've had one since early April. I bought if because 1) I wanted a live view interchangeable lens camera that could take my rangefinder lenses without colour issues and 2) in Leica terms it's a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By pyeh
I feel positive about this new development.

I feel positive about this new development.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By pyeh
Those noodles will slide right down real easy.

Those noodles will slide right down real easy.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By pyeh
Bill, I would be interested in your findings...

Bill, I would be interested in your findings after you try it. Everything I have read about monobaths is negative (haha), but Cinestill seem very confident about their product. Ars Imago in Italy are...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-06-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By pyeh
Well that's two against one. I certainly must be...

Well that's two against one. I certainly must be mistaken.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-06-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 16,431
Posted By pyeh
I knew a woman who said her goal in life was to...

I knew a woman who said her goal in life was to try every sport in the world just so she could buy the right shoes for each one.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-06-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By pyeh
Santino, I can't answer your question on the...

Santino, I can't answer your question on the Elmarit 28 iv but I can say that the CL viewfinder has nothing like a 28mm field of view. I saw this opinion by someone a few days ago in a thread here,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-04-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,475
Posted By pyeh
Ah, about that... I was caught off-guard by the...

Ah, about that... I was caught off-guard by the MP arriving in less than one year so have made no arrangements. Plus I'm too skint now after such extravagance. Might have to settle for a Coke at...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-04-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,475
Posted By pyeh
Thanks Jon, Dave and Bob. It's my first brand new...

Thanks Jon, Dave and Bob. It's my first brand new film Leica. It's not not an expense I'll be repeating soon. I'm pretty happy though.
Jaymz007, please put up a picture of yours. You and I might have...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-04-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,475
Posted By pyeh
Dave, there's the picture! Dusty already.

Dave, there's the picture! Dusty already.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-04-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,475
Posted By pyeh
OK, so it arrived. I was very surprised at the...

OK, so it arrived. I was very surprised at the speed - almost suspicious. The camera shop called me Tuesday morning and I picked it up that afternoon. This made it almost exactly 8 weeks from order....
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,697
Posted By pyeh
I say Olympus XA because it's light and has a...

I say Olympus XA because it's light and has a rangefinder that you want. Keep it in your top pocket and tether it with one of those zip-reel key keepers. Agree with lonemantis, no camera is going to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-02-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,783
Posted By pyeh
Akiva, in fact my friend Seajak, of this...

Akiva, in fact my friend Seajak, of this distinguished forum, found them for me. He borrowed my R-D1 and found the two old batteries I had too frustrating.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-02-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,783
Posted By pyeh
Benny, I have 3rd party batteries called...

Benny, I have 3rd party batteries called "betterbatt SKU: BBCB-06 3.7v 1500mAh 5.6Wh". They seem to work OK. I don't think batteries of the right format are hard to find. Certainly you need more than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By pyeh
On the other hand, if total annual conventional...

On the other hand, if total annual conventional film sales is only 30 million rolls, then that's pretty depressing. That's not even 3 million film photographers worldwide, I'd say. Probably half that.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By pyeh
Skiff, I too was getting a bit tired of hearing...

Skiff,
I too was getting a bit tired of hearing about the Instax side of Fuji's film sales, but with your explanation above on how it ties in with conventional film production, I see why you put so...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-28-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 4,053
Posted By pyeh
Thanks, Zuiks. I feel encouraged. I'll watch out...

Thanks, Zuiks. I feel encouraged. I'll watch out for that pesky fragile cartridge bridge.
BTW i also have a Maitani/Olympus affection like you - Pen FT, FV, OM1, OM2 principally.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-28-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 4,053
Posted By pyeh
Zuiko85, I admire your application. I took out...

Zuiko85, I admire your application. I took out the bag of goodies that came with my Minox. It seems like the previous owner was as dedicated and resourceful as you. I have from him:

- a film slitter...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-28-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 4,053
Posted By pyeh
You and me both, lxmike. I really shouldn't let...

You and me both, lxmike. I really shouldn't let my minty mintish mint-like TLX moulder away unused.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-27-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 4,053
Posted By pyeh
Well that probably confirms it was my terrible...

Well that probably confirms it was my terrible technique. Or maybe I was using film with grain equivalent to the original Tri-X. Pushed.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-27-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 4,053
Posted By pyeh
My dad had a Minox B (I think) which I borrowed...

My dad had a Minox B (I think) which I borrowed when I was in high school. I remember taking photos of my friends and school parades and such. My technique was probably terrible but all my photos,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-18-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,679
Posted By pyeh
I took a Rollei 35 with me on my first Big Tour...

I took a Rollei 35 with me on my first Big Tour of America and Europe when I was 22. I really enjoyed that camera and its 40mm lens and never found myself wanting anything else. In fact I had bought...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-13-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 4,260
Posted By pyeh
Dourbalister, really enjoying the puns you insert...

Dourbalister, really enjoying the puns you insert everywhere.
Forum: Travel 05-19-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,600
Posted By pyeh
I've come to realise that my most...

I've come to realise that my most photographically happy trip was when I took one Leica CL with a 25mm lens and another with a 50mm lens, both with the same colour neg film, plus a Ricoh GR for night...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-11-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,079
Posted By pyeh
Benny, you know very well you've got the only one...

Benny, you know very well you've got the only one of those in the world!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-05-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,475
Posted By pyeh
Benny, I'm thinking Sydney Opera House and black...

Benny, I'm thinking Sydney Opera House and black tie event.
Everyone will be invited.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-05-2018
Replies: 336
Views: 82,830
Posted By pyeh
Keep at it, Quejai and Caleb. You're doing good.

Keep at it, Quejai and Caleb. You're doing good.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 2,472
Posted By pyeh
Gears are like zoom lenses. Peddle with your feet...

Gears are like zoom lenses. Peddle with your feet I say. As if there was any other way.
Actually, I know there are such things as hand cycles, for the leg impaired.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-03-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,475
Posted By pyeh
Thanks for the time information, jaymzbond. Gives...

Thanks for the time information, jaymzbond. Gives me some idea.
Ian, the lone film M tech must sit next to Huss’s single M9 sensor replacement tech. Perhaps this film person is about to retire and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-02-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,475
Posted By pyeh
Jaymz007, I was wondering how long an a la carte...

Jaymz007, I was wondering how long an a la carte takes. My dealer said "minimum of 8 weeks" but it sounds like it's more like 5 months.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-02-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,475
Posted By pyeh
Ahh, not telling. Actually, I went for black...

Ahh, not telling. Actually, I went for black paint, 0.58 VF, M3 rewind and advance lever, no script at all and special leather. Standard nylon strap (because I'll put on a Gordy or cord strap),...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-02-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,475
Posted By pyeh
Thanks, John. In fact I take all the reassurance...

Thanks, John. In fact I take all the reassurance I can get, after lashing out so bigly.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,475
Posted By pyeh
I ordered one. Stephen Gandy sufficiently spooked...

I ordered one. Stephen Gandy sufficiently spooked me into pulling my finger out. I hope his rumour is correct.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-28-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By pyeh
I've made up my own kind of eFieldNote template...

I've made up my own kind of eFieldNote template in Microsoft OneNote. For each new roll of film I number the note and record camera, film type, lens selection (several table lines),date started and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-28-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 970
Posted By pyeh
i don't know, Chuffed Cheese. I've always thought...

i don't know, Chuffed Cheese. I've always thought that Erik was a pretty grown up sort of guy.
I'm another one who has never had trouble with the Summicron 35 Asph hood falling off.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,742
Posted By pyeh
I have often wondered st the history of the use...

I have often wondered st the history of the use of "full frame', given that it meant at one point "full cine frame" or what we now call "half-frame". Olympus's advertising and manuals for their Pen F...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By pyeh
Fisher, you're on for a photowalk. We must...

Fisher, you're on for a photowalk. We must organize one, but not until mid-
April if you don't mind. I'm going on a trip soon.
Please keep posting China photos. There's a famous thread from a few...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By pyeh
Fisher, I think these are wonderful quiet photos....

Fisher, I think these are wonderful quiet photos. They show an aspect of China that you almost never see - small provincial city, ordinary lives, unspectacular scenes. It makes a change from the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,742
Posted By pyeh
Jsrockit, between this thread and your one about...

Jsrockit, between this thread and your one about five favourite lenses you're going to build up a real good profile of RFF members.
My fave camera is the Leica CL (film) because it's small, lightish,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-06-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By pyeh
Bayernfan, you should get in touch with...

Bayernfan, you should get in touch with jonmanjiro, our esteemed Japan-based moderator. He is a technical translator.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,636
Posted By pyeh
bluesun, I also wanted to like those other...

bluesun, I also wanted to like those other Summicrons. I had the v2 (non DR version of DR) and v5(current non-APO Asph version). I think the v4 is the same optically as the V5. Like you I haven't had...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,636
Posted By pyeh
This is a great idea for a refinement of the...

This is a great idea for a refinement of the recent thread for favourite lenses. I love the 50 focal length. Of the ones I have or have used, my faves are, in order:
Leica APO Summicron Asph
Zeiss...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-25-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 2,656
Posted By pyeh
congratulations

Congratulations, Nick, on your wedding. and also on taking in such interesting parts of Malaysia.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-22-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,249
Posted By pyeh
I think that for me a panoramic image is one that...

I think that for me a panoramic image is one that shows a wider view than I can see without turning or tilting my head, and that would include moving my eyeballs while keeping my head still. So...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 2,832
Posted By pyeh
On the cost of slide film, Velvia is certainly...

On the cost of slide film, Velvia is certainly expensive in Australia but I've been lucky enough to get it at about US$10 a roll for the past few years by stocking up during trips to Japan or taking...
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