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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Hours Ago
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Mix n match 1966 F and 1977 F2. The DE-1...

Mix n match

1966 F and 1977 F2.

The DE-1 belongs to the F2, the Nikkor-S to the F.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 54
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
W/NW Huts, cabins, shacks, bothies, baches, etc...

As the title suggests, show us photos of your huts, cabins, shacks, bothies, baches, shanties and so on (whatever they happen to be called in your neck of the woods!).

No houses!

To...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,158
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Path beside the paddies | Mai Chau,...

Path beside the paddies | Mai Chau, Vietnam

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49318667493_35fd5f5b4c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i984Bk)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 407
Views: 39,695
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Melbourne Domestic Olympus 35RD, F.Zuiko 40/f1.7...

Melbourne Domestic

Olympus 35RD, F.Zuiko 40/f1.7 and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49616697686_9be6503f69_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iAsxAW)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 13,239
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
D'entrecastreaux Channel and Derwent River |...

D'entrecastreaux Channel and Derwent River | Tasmania

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and HP5+ (yellow filter)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49495830486_a074118e1a_b.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,100
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lolz to everyone grumbling about the...

Lolz to everyone grumbling about the results.

It’s a popularity list, there’s nothing to agree or disagree with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 24,399
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Jasper | Sydney Pentax LX, SMC 50/f1.2 and...

Jasper | Sydney

Pentax LX, SMC 50/f1.2 and JCH400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49621165896_46448e0911_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iARrR3)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Bollocks. I'd be sending it back and finding a...

Bollocks. I'd be sending it back and finding a new dealer.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,216
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks for all the images Mike, I'm very tempted...

Thanks for all the images Mike, I'm very tempted by the 75mm as a short tele.

Out of interest, is 'Heliar' a typo (should be 'Nokton'), or does the 75/f1.5 actually have different names in different...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
On your photo on Flickr: - Click the arrow in...

On your photo on Flickr:

- Click the arrow in the bottom right (it will say 'Share Photo' if you hover over it)

- Click 'BBCode'

- Select the size you want from the drop down menu (I use wither...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,355
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
None, as far as I know. I believe itís an...

None, as far as I know.

I believe itís an allowance to increase usability when the lenses are adapted to mirrorless. Iíd hazard a guess and say far more Voigtlander VM lenses are used adapted rather...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I can see this, but canít see the images in the...

I can see this, but canít see the images in the OP.

Lovely F by the way!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 482
Views: 71,089
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thereís a place for both approaches I think

Thereís a place for both approaches I think
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I've used Flickr for years. It's always been...

I've used Flickr for years. It's always been pretty straight forward and reliable for sharing images to forums.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 482
Views: 71,089
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pulau Ketam, Malaysia Hasselblad SWC/M and...

Pulau Ketam, Malaysia

Hasselblad SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49046719646_b991721cc8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hJ6fZm)
Forum: DIYS Modifications 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Very nice ��

Very nice ��
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,355
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The Voigt 35mm f1.2, f2 and f1.7 all focus to...

The Voigt 35mm f1.2, f2 and f1.7 all focus to around 0.5m.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,355
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I think you may have your Voigtlander's mixed up....

I think you may have your Voigtlander's mixed up. The 35/f1.4 Nokton is tiny, especially for an f1.4...
Forum: Off Topic 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
‘Photography General Interest’ I’m trying to...

‘Photography General Interest’

I’m trying to figure out the connection but I just don’t see it?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,355
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
At that price point (or any price point really) I...

At that price point (or any price point really) I can’t recommend the Voigt 35/f2 highly enough. It’s really that good.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 364
Views: 47,270
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Speeler Plains | Cradle Mountain Pentax SV,...

Speeler Plains | Cradle Mountain

Pentax SV, Super Takumar 50/f1.4 (8-element) and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49653804602_e74de8360f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iDJJcm)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Now that's just cruel. About a week ago I missed...

Now that's just cruel. About a week ago I missed a beautifully brassed black paint F 'Apollo' in the local classifieds (by a few minutes apparently...).

By the way, your image link appears to be...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The fat version. M2 and...

The fat version. M2 and Portra160

https://live.staticflickr.com/7574/15903738466_0c11a3355b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qemPnm)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 482
Views: 71,089
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pulau Ketam, Malaysia Hasselblad SWC/M and...

Pulau Ketam, Malaysia

Hasselblad SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49046219353_3540448014_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hJ3GgB)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,534
Views: 315,336
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Both of these are fantastic

Both of these are fantastic
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,025
Views: 158,284
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Power lines | Southern Midlands Leica M2,...

Power lines | Southern Midlands

Leica M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49486044838_07437ba610_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ioUV4C)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 422
Views: 28,623
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Rainforest | Cradle Valley SV, Super Takumar...

Rainforest | Cradle Valley

SV, Super Takumar 50/f1.4 (8-element) and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49653804392_cbdab07ed5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iDJJ8J)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 364
Views: 47,270
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Frosty morning | Cradle Valley Pentax SV, Super...

Frosty morning | Cradle Valley

Pentax SV, Super Takumar 50/f1.4 (8-element) and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49653524636_e5f178a63e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iDHhYm)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 422
Views: 28,623
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lol yes, I wouldn't expect many dining options in...

Lol yes, I wouldn't expect many dining options in small town Tas during winter :D Although the Huon Midwinter Festival (which is just up the road) is great ;)

Speeler Plains | Cradle Valley

Pentax...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,347
Views: 579,301
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Skips | Melbourne MX, SMC 28/f2 and...

Skips | Melbourne

MX, SMC 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49650963988_10aed73264_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iDuaMf)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 422
Views: 28,623
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,158
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I think you might have mucked up the cut/paste!

I think you might have mucked up the cut/paste!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 422
Views: 28,623
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Fire trail | Cradle Valley Pentax MX, Super...

Fire trail | Cradle Valley

Pentax MX, Super Takumar 28/f3.5 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49650964533_74e0c82be4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iDuaWD)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 660
Views: 98,745
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thank you! Developed by my local lab and scanned...

Thank you!

Developed by my local lab and scanned by me. No tips really, to be honest I think I was under by 1-2 stops for most of the roll... I quite like the tones and grain I got from it, but I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 660
Views: 98,745
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Jan | Sydney Pentax LX, SMC 50/f1.2 and...

Jan | Sydney

Pentax LX, SMC 50/f1.2 and JCH400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49621438722_7c3b1d9ccb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iASQWW)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 364
Views: 47,270
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks very much Murray

Thanks very much Murray
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 213
Views: 33,933
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dove Lake | Cradle Mountain M2, Voigtlander...

Dove Lake | Cradle Mountain

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 and HP5+ (yellow filter)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49486745522_73f0659d09_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ioYvmo)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,158
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hang Mua | Vietnam Pentax MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and...

Hang Mua | Vietnam

Pentax MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49319157771_83c2b37c86_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9azmp)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 258
Views: 24,741
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Selfie | Melbourne Olympus 35RD, F.Zuiko 40/f1.7...

Selfie | Melbourne

Olympus 35RD, F.Zuiko 40/f1.7 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49616696451_ffe2f10eae_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iAsxeD)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 364
Views: 47,270
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Telstra Building | Sydney Pentax LX, SMC-K...

Telstra Building | Sydney

Pentax LX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and JCH400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49621166381_d9fb4e2a08_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iARrZp)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yes please! (Please please please!)

Yes please!



(Please please please!)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 504
Views: 78,837
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
These little shrines are found outside most...

These little shrines are found outside most ethnic Chinese houses in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax100

https://live.staticflickr.com/7850/32271025147_550a68bdfa_b.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,347
Views: 200,337
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Stag | kunanyi/Mt Wellington Pentax LX, SMC-K...

Stag | kunanyi/Mt Wellington

Pentax LX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and JCH400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49620654408_33b4bc89c0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iANPNh)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 422
Views: 28,623
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Itís a really nice lens, enjoy!

Itís a really nice lens, enjoy!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 213
Views: 33,933
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
No, the build on mine feels very solid.

No, the build on mine feels very solid.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 171
Views: 11,274
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks Henry!

Thanks Henry!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 171
Views: 11,274
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Jasper | Sydney Pentax LX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and...

Jasper | Sydney

Pentax LX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and JCH400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49621165896_46448e0911_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iARrR3)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 24,399
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Newtown | Sydney Pentax LX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and...

Newtown | Sydney

Pentax LX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and JCH400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49621166381_d9fb4e2a08_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iARrZp)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 422
Views: 28,623
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Franklin | Tasmania Pentax SV, Super Takumar...

Franklin | Tasmania

Pentax SV, Super Takumar 28/f3.5 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49616181598_528b9caf3a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iApUbS)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 843
Views: 95,500
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hobart Airport Olympus 35RD, F.Zuiko 40/f1.7 and...

Hobart Airport

Olympus 35RD, F.Zuiko 40/f1.7 and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49616953222_66b55b241f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iAtRyJ)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 364
Views: 47,270
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yes, but for some reason my Pentax Dreams and my...

Yes, but for some reason my Pentax Dreams and my Leica Dreams seems to have a different yardstick for 'bargain'... And it all gets muddled when the Pentax is for Leica.

Anyhoo, here's a Pentax photo...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,284
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Well, the guy did give 5 stars to a battery that...

Well, the guy did give 5 stars to a battery that didn’t fit the camera it was purchased for... What can you do?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 364
Views: 47,270
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dream lens :)

Dream lens :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 364
Views: 47,270
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Well if youíre going to go Pentaxian you may as...

Well if youíre going to go Pentaxian you may as well go all the way!

Interesting comment regarding distortion. I use the K version of the f1.2 (optically identical) and Iíve never noticed distortion...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks for the report, really interesting...

Thanks for the report, really interesting reading.

I know crowdfunding can get a bad rap, and there’s obviously risks involved and a few horror stories. But I’ve purchased a number of books now that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 364
Views: 47,270
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I finally got my two SV's back with newly...

I finally got my two SV's back with newly fabricated shutters from F16 Camera Service in Brisbane. In my completely objective and unbiased view, the SV is one of the nicest mechanical SLR's one can...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 213
Views: 33,933
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The rolling hills, sunburnt pasture and gnarled...

The rolling hills, sunburnt pasture and gnarled eucalypts of the Southern Midlands, Tasmania

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 Ultron and HP5+ (yellow...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 13,239
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Old girl | Franklin, Tasmania M2, 5cm Summicron...

Old girl | Franklin, Tasmania

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49496053802_c8ed2ebe79_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ipNdnY)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 975
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I donít think itís a different market at all, it...

I donít think itís a different market at all, it just depends which groups you join. There are fb groups for every niche imaginable. Personally Iím a member of very active groups for Takumar lenses,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 975
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
My entirely anecdotal observation is that there’s...

My entirely anecdotal observation is that there’s been a significant shift away from forum classifieds and towards Facebook but/sell groups. Not just here, but all the photography forum classifieds...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-17-2020
Replies: 213
Views: 33,933
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Jericho | Tasmania M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 Ultron...

Jericho | Tasmania

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 Ultron and HP5+ (yellow filter)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49486530351_bd85c7e783_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ioXpox)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-14-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3,416
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I can recommend the Vessel JIS screwdriver set....

I can recommend the Vessel JIS screwdriver set. Available from Rhino Tools Aus and pretty affordable.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2020
Replies: 7,548
Views: 3,882,903
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Itís awfully short to be F mount?

Itís awfully short to be F mount?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2020
Replies: 3,769
Views: 727,303
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
When a neat and well used black OM1n pops up a...

When a neat and well used black OM1n pops up a suburb over, what are you supposed to do?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49532658397_fac40b6175_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2it2PDF)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-13-2020
Replies: 144
Views: 13,239
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Bellerive | Tasmania M2, 5cm Summicron...

Bellerive | Tasmania

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and HP5+ (yellow filter)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49496053957_6b805e6b5c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ipNdqD)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2020
Replies: 407
Views: 39,695
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Shack | Surveyors Bay, Tasmania M2, 5cm...

Shack | Surveyors Bay, Tasmania

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49496052962_800c89035c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ipNd8u)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-13-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I have the 35/f2 Ultron (and love it) and have...

I have the 35/f2 Ultron (and love it) and have looked at an awful lot of 40/f1.2 Nokton images (having also considered buying it).

My take - both are very, very good optically, and at least in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2020
Replies: 7,548
Views: 3,882,903
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I've heard only 800 in silver and 1200 in black...

I've heard only 800 in silver and 1200 in black were made, but I don't know if this is accurate.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2020
Replies: 7,548
Views: 3,882,903
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yep there was a native, rangefinder-coupled LTM...

Yep there was a native, rangefinder-coupled LTM version of the 43mm Limited, labelled as the SMC Pentax-L 43/f1.9 Special (from that wonderful era when many of the Japanese manufacturers were...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2020
Replies: 40
Views: 1,435
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I don't know what you're missing, but I'd hazard...

I don't know what you're missing, but I'd hazard a guess and say you're not shooting the Olympics (and if you are, you're probably not mostly using 160iso...) ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2020
Replies: 7,548
Views: 3,882,903
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Totally OT, but if you're a 40mm connisseur, you...

Totally OT, but if you're a 40mm connisseur, you owe it to yourself to try the Pentax 43/f1.9 Limited ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-12-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,010
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Given that you canít really look at a SOOC raw...

Given that you canít really look at a SOOC raw file, how were you looking at your Canon and Olympus images? Ie. what program/raw processor were you using?

I shoot raw on my Pen F and process with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-12-2020
Replies: 1,025
Views: 158,284
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The way to Mai Chau | Vietnam Pentax MX, SMC-M...

The way to Mai Chau | Vietnam

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49319364277_65e1a004cb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9bCJR)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2020
Replies: 162
Views: 11,075
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Street food | Hanoi MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Street food | Hanoi

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49319362822_33cb23c7dc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9bCiL)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-12-2020
Replies: 1,025
Views: 158,284
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I love this one!

I love this one!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-10-2020
Replies: 482
Views: 71,089
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Very interesting (and a very pretty website)! But...

Very interesting (and a very pretty website)! But I can't quite figure out what else I'll need to actually scan if I get the carrier (assuming I already have a camera/macro)..?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-10-2020
Replies: 364
Views: 47,270
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I either own or have owned the SMC (K) 28/f2 (the...

I either own or have owned the SMC (K) 28/f2 (the one above), SMC-M 28/f2, SMC-M 28/f3.5 and Super Takumar 28/f3.5 (M42 mount). All of them are good, I've really enjoyed using the SMC-M 28/f2 for...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-10-2020
Replies: 213
Views: 33,933
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Little Horn above Dove Lake | Tasmania M2,...

Little Horn above Dove Lake | Tasmania

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 Ultron and HP5+ (yellow filter)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49486045838_410eacf6bb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ioUVmS)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2020
Replies: 364
Views: 47,270
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Some tasty glass for my MX...

Some tasty glass for my MX ;)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49396894603_e144113ed8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ig2ZNB)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2020
Replies: 1,025
Views: 158,284
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Plume | Southern Midlands, Tasmania The smoke on...

Plume | Southern Midlands, Tasmania

The smoke on the horizon in this shot was from the Pelham fire, ignited by arsonists in late December, 2019. Luckily the Tasmanian Fire Service were able to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2020
Replies: 312
Views: 28,673
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
This is a gorgeous image :)

This is a gorgeous image :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2020
Replies: 312
Views: 28,673
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Old girl | Franklin, Tasmania Leica M2, 5cm...

Old girl | Franklin, Tasmania

Leica M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and HP5+ (yellow filter)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49496053802_c8ed2ebe79_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ipNdnY)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-09-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lol right, and this is what happens when you...

Lol right, and this is what happens when you donít read the tabloids 😁
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-08-2020
Replies: 213
Views: 33,933
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
All of the Voigtlander lenses I've owned have...

All of the Voigtlander lenses I've owned have produced very nice, crisp sun-stars (perhaps a result of having lots of straight aperture blades?). The 35/f2 Ultron is no different.

M2 and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-08-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lovely photos from a beautiful place. I’m hoping...

Lovely photos from a beautiful place. I’m hoping to visit Canada in July :)

I don’t understand the title though?
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-08-2020
Replies: 203
Views: 65,172
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I think you may have misunderstood Godfreyís...

I think you may have misunderstood Godfreyís post. You donít have to learn HTML (whatever that is). You donít have to learn anything. All you have to do is copy/paste from the ĎShareí button on your...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-08-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Have you specifically cleaned the area of...

Have you specifically cleaned the area of scanning glass closest to the lid hinge? This is the calibration area on Epsons. As far as I understand, Epson scanners calibrate before each scan, and if...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-07-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yep, my M2 has been my main camera since I bought...

Yep, my M2 has been my main camera since I bought it in 2014.



Yep.



Varies widely depending on whether I'm working/travelling. Around 25-30 rolls a year.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-06-2020
Replies: 144
Views: 13,239
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Shack | Surveyors Bay, Tasmania M2, 5cm...

Shack | Surveyors Bay, Tasmania

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49496052962_800c89035c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ipNd8u)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-06-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,011
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
This is my understanding as well (specifically...

This is my understanding as well (specifically that Leitz never engraved a swastika on a Leica). However, it seems possible (even likely) that there would have been Nazis at the time (particularly...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-05-2020
Replies: 498
Views: 152,790
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The Elderslie fire | Southern Midlands,...

The Elderslie fire | Southern Midlands, Tasmania

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 Ultron and HP5+ (yellow filter)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49486044703_f573cee279_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ioUV2i)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yeah the base plate looks like NOS, while the...

Yeah the base plate looks like NOS, while the rest of the camera shows wear from regular use. Odd that this isn’t mentioned if the seller has owned it since the 70s.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-03-2020
Replies: 1,347
Views: 200,337
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Old Snow Peppermint | Dove Lake, Tasmania M2,...

Old Snow Peppermint | Dove Lake, Tasmania

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 and HP5+ (yellow filter)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49486745522_73f0659d09_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ioYvmo)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-03-2020
Replies: 1,025
Views: 158,284
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Grazing country | Southern Midlands,...

Grazing country | Southern Midlands, Tasmania

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 and HP5+ (yellow filter)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49486045203_184f3244ff_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ioUVaV)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-03-2020
Replies: 213
Views: 33,933
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Two on HP5+ with a yellow filter. Leica...

Two on HP5+ with a yellow filter.

Leica M2

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49486044838_07437ba610_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-28-2020
Replies: 146
Views: 14,906
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Love this one Erik.

Love this one Erik.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-28-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A-1) did you click on the first thumbnail and...

A-1) did you click on the first thumbnail and then move directly to the second photo full screen using the arrows?

- No, I right-clicked and open the thumbnails I found interesting in a new tab. I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-28-2020
Replies: 240
Views: 7,897
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lake Rodway | Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National...

Lake Rodway | Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park

Leica M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 Ultron and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49411819792_e31951a080_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ihmuxs)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-27-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'm not personally involved with the professional...

I'm not personally involved with the professional industry, but there's certainly a number of fashion/wedding photographers I know of that are using MF film for *some* of their work (not all).
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 213
Views: 33,933
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Speeler Plains | Tasmania M2, Voigtlander 35/f2...

Speeler Plains | Tasmania

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 Ultron and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49411143403_28c6985281_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ihi2tz)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2020
Replies: 811
Views: 121,351
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Home | Hanoi MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Home | Hanoi

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49318665988_4d37f74993_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i984ao)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2020
Replies: 364
Views: 47,270
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Cradle Mountain from the Speeler Plains Pentax...

Cradle Mountain from the Speeler Plains

Pentax KX, SMC-K 135/f2.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49411759157_74ebcc1f82_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ihmbw2)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-24-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,413
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Do you mean the screw-mount Pentaxís, or Pentax...

Do you mean the screw-mount Pentaxís, or Pentax generally? My MX and LX screens are certainly brighter than my F, although my SVís are a fair bit dimmer...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2020
Replies: 811
Views: 121,351
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Louis Vuitton | Hanoi Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Louis Vuitton | Hanoi

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49318663493_3de7105835_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i983qn)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-23-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,413
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I believe it was just the first version of the...

I believe it was just the first version of the 50/f1.4 (8 element). I haven’t heard about other lenses causing issues.

For what it’s worth, the red/green R is only significant on the S-series...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-23-2020
Replies: 1,585
Views: 203,223
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Jan and Dusty Pentax KX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Jan and Dusty

Pentax KX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49411555706_cfcb06cfa9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ihk93f)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-22-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,413
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Very little difference between the Super S2 and...

Very little difference between the Super S2 and the S3.

As Peter says, LTM - M42 doesn't work if you want infinity focus. However, there are a number of M42 - Leica M adapters on the market (I have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-22-2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1,319
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Probably obvious, but the prices are in USD, even...

Probably obvious, but the prices are in USD, even if you’re registered as a user from elsewhere. This isn’t made clear until you get to the final payment portal.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-21-2020
Replies: 213
Views: 33,933
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Battery Point | Tasmania Leica M2, Voigtlander...

Battery Point | Tasmania

Leica M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 Ultron and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49411615756_bd89da4438_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ihkrTA)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2020
Replies: 162
Views: 11,075
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Oh my gosh, you're right. You best go tell the M3...

Oh my gosh, you're right. You best go tell the M3 users (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161013&highlight=M3), and the Nikkormat users...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,413
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax Forums is a great resource for all things...

Pentax Forums is a great resource for all things Pentax. Here are the pages for the S2 (and 'Super S2', which is probably the one you have) and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2020
Replies: 162
Views: 11,075
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thank you :)

Thank you :)
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-20-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 21,645
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Fantastic article! I missed this somehow back in...

Fantastic article! I missed this somehow back in 2016...



FWIW every Pentax 50/f1.4 from the 7-element Super Takumar (introduced 1965) to the FA (introduced 1991, still on the market) used the same...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2020
Replies: 162
Views: 11,075
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Great find! I wonder when it picked up the...

Great find!

I wonder when it picked up the chrome rewind crank?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-19-2020
Replies: 64
Views: 3,158
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Path through the rice paddies | Mai Chau,...

Path through the rice paddies | Mai Chau, Vietnam

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49319364942_f55f42304c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9bCWj)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-19-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yep, really hoping they release the 50 APO in VM....

Yep, really hoping they release the 50 APO in VM. An ultra-fast ultra-wide is interesting, but not for me...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-19-2020
Replies: 213
Views: 33,933
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 Ultron and...

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 Ultron and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49411819092_cf0542f71c_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-19-2020
Replies: 1,025
Views: 158,284
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
On the way to Mai Chau | Vietnam Pentax MX,...

On the way to Mai Chau | Vietnam

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49319364277_65e1a004cb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9bCJR)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2020
Replies: 162
Views: 11,075
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Jan | Hanoi MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and...

Jan | Hanoi

MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49319362437_fb9bd1338e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9bCc8)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-17-2020
Replies: 2,751
Views: 811,778
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax MX and the SMC-K 28/f2, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and...

Pentax MX and the SMC-K 28/f2, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and SMC-K 85/f1.8

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49396894603_e144113ed8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ig2ZNB)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2020
Replies: 811
Views: 121,351
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Mechanic | Hanoi Pentax MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and...

Mechanic | Hanoi

Pentax MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49318664153_531169e4c4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i983BK)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2020
Replies: 811
Views: 121,351
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hoŗn Kiếm Lake | Hanoi MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Hoŗn Kiếm Lake | Hanoi

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and TMax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49319362497_d37397659b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9bCda)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-11-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,072
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I must ask, what is 'unevfing'?

I must ask, what is 'unevfing'?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 3,129
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The role of arson in starting this seasons fires...

The role of arson in starting this seasons fires has been seriously overplayed, as state police and fire chiefs have said repeatedly.

Unless you live in Tas, which it happens I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-09-2020
Replies: 240
Views: 7,897
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Highlands | Northern...

Highlands | Northern Iceland

GRII

https://live.staticflickr.com/4285/35680215142_df8f47ee40_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WmWqT9)
Forum: RFF Polls 01-09-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,615
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
No. Call me shallow but I don't think I would...

No.

Call me shallow but I don't think I would ever buy a Leica with a red dot (or any other colour dot). I've just never liked the dot branding. The engraved script on the top plate is much classier...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-09-2020
Replies: 240
Views: 7,897
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A wonderful idea for a thread Lynn, thank you....

A wonderful idea for a thread Lynn, thank you. It’s interesting to see how others idea of ‘quiet’ can be both similar and very different from my own. I’ll have a ponder and post something soon.

I’m...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-09-2020
Replies: 843
Views: 95,500
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hoŗn Kiếm | Hanoi MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Hoŗn Kiếm | Hanoi

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49319360852_73cc5d01d9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9bBHN)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2020
Replies: 811
Views: 121,351
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I really like all of them Ray

I really like all of them Ray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2020
Replies: 162
Views: 11,075
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'd love to try a K 30mm, I've heard they're a...

I'd love to try a K 30mm, I've heard they're a great lens.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49318667493_35fd5f5b4c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i984Bk)

Mai Chau, Vietnam

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2020
Replies: 811
Views: 121,351
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The winning moment - Vietnam scores during a...

The winning moment - Vietnam scores during a World Cup qualifier against Malaysia (my Malaysian wife was less than impressed).

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-07-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 3,129
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Do you have a link for the actual article? That...

Do you have a link for the actual article? That just goes to the 7News homepage and I canít see anything about arson.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2020
Replies: 763
Views: 156,405
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Do you have any samples showing what youíre...

Do you have any samples showing what youíre talking about?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2020
Replies: 763
Views: 156,405
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
What do you actually mean by that? I admit Iím...

What do you actually mean by that? I admit Iím sceptical...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2020
Replies: 763
Views: 156,405
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Backstage | Cygnet SRT101b, Rokkor 28/f3.5 and...

Backstage | Cygnet

SRT101b, Rokkor 28/f3.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48940491413_e4378a1f50_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hyGP36)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2020
Replies: 811
Views: 121,351
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lost on the sidewalk | Hanoi MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Lost on the sidewalk | Hanoi

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49319360512_45b6ce6ecb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9bBBW)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 3,129
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thoughts and prayers are always welcome, but if...

Thoughts and prayers are always welcome, but if anyone would like to contribute to the fire fighting effort (and the huge array of other challenges that come with these events), there is a guide on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 3,129
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Peter, you know the rules on politics here, and...

Peter, you know the rules on politics here, and that link is nothing if not a political rant.

Don't be that guy.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2020
Replies: 811
Views: 121,351
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hoŗn Kiếm | Hanoi MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Hoŗn Kiếm | Hanoi

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49318664903_29a69405c4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i983QF)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-03-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 3,129
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Not to diminish what happened in California, but...

Not to diminish what happened in California, but to give a context of the scale of what is happening in Australia at the moment... The 2018 fires in California burnt approx. 2 million acres. Thus...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 811
Views: 121,351
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
As an aside, it was really interesting to see how...

As an aside, it was really interesting to see how many young Vietnamese people in Hanoi were using film. Pretty much all the regular Japanese brands were represented (Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Olympus,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 811
Views: 121,351
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I've finally managed to work my way through the...

I've finally managed to work my way through the rolls from our Vietnam trip. Thanks very much to everyone here you gave some tips!

We ended up starting and finishing in Hanoi, and doing a loop down...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,543
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A T3 just came up in local classifieds for...

A T3 just came up in local classifieds for $3200aud.

Seriously.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,543
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I’m sorry I don’t follow? I was disputing that...

I’m sorry I don’t follow? I was disputing that they regularly came up for $1000 5-6 years ago, not that they go for $2k now.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,543
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Really? I first bought in to Leica 5-6 years ago...

Really? I first bought in to Leica 5-6 years ago (eventually with an M2, after checking out most models) and I donít recall M6ís regularly going for $1000 at the time...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2019
Replies: 2,751
Views: 811,778
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
OM1n, Zuiko 200/f4, 50/f1.4 and...

OM1n, Zuiko 200/f4, 50/f1.4 and 28/f3.5

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49185091001_1b4ed8c242_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hWjrYn)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2019
Replies: 178
Views: 8,094
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lol I was just going to go looking for that quote...

Lol I was just going to go looking for that quote :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2019
Replies: 364
Views: 47,270
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Jetty and runabout | Pulau Ketam Pentax MX,...

Jetty and runabout | Pulau Ketam

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49119994498_259b6c5c7b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQyP3S)
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-21-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,653
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Out of interest, are there any records of a...

Out of interest, are there any records of a Hologon going to the summit of Everest?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-17-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,748
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I don't know about that... I have an M2, Pentax...

I don't know about that... I have an M2, Pentax MX and Olympus OM1n (all serviced and in very good condition), and the viewfinders in the two SLR's are just as bright as the M2 as long as you're...
Forum: Travel 12-17-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,857
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I travel to Malaysia a few times a year (plus...

I travel to Malaysia a few times a year (plus trips to other parts of the region) and always shoot film. Why not!?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2019
Replies: 422
Views: 28,623
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Itís a great lens, but Takumar it ainít... For...

Itís a great lens, but Takumar it ainít...

For Pentax more broadly thereís the Pentaxians thread. Letís keep this one on topic...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I agree. 10 characters

I agree.

10 characters
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I think the hi-res mode on the newer MFT bodies...

I think the hi-res mode on the newer MFT bodies would quite easily resolve 35mm film.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 162
Views: 11,075
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Old Mate | Ipoh Pentax MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and...

Old Mate | Ipoh

Pentax MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49120689892_fa0862473b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQCnLq)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 355
Views: 37,375
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A quiet moment back home | Kuala Lumpur Pentax...

A quiet moment back home | Kuala Lumpur

Pentax MX, SMC-M 50/f1.4 and Tmax400

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-10-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 4,382
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
She's lived a hard life this one... Hansons Peak...

She's lived a hard life this one...

Hansons Peak | Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park

OM1n, G.Zuiko 28/f3.5 and Portra400

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-10-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 3,158
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park Olympus...

Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park

Olympus OM1n, G.Zuiko 28/f3.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49112903157_a7afb50393_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hPWt3n)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2019
Replies: 7,548
Views: 3,882,903
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 and Gordy's...

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 and Gordy's strap

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2019
Replies: 364
Views: 47,270
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Great shot Colton, I reckon that’s one of your...

Great shot Colton, I reckon that’s one of your best interns of composition
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-08-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 33,933
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I quite like it :)

I quite like it :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-08-2019
Replies: 3,347
Views: 579,301
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pulau Ketam | Malaysia Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2...

Pulau Ketam | Malaysia

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49120688897_e9f10ec2fb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQCntg)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-08-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 33,933
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
If anyone's curious about the OEM...

If anyone's curious about the OEM hood.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49185289967_ec698d4d9e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hWkt7P)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49184592903_59ca979a4a_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2019
Replies: 162
Views: 11,075
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I believe itís the same in the OM system (28/f2.8...

I believe itís the same in the OM system (28/f2.8 smaller than the 28/f3.5).

For Pentax the real gem for slower wides is the SMC-K 28/f3.5, with its fancy pants 8/7 design.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 162
Views: 11,075
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Iíd love a black one but the chrome popped up...

Iíd love a black one but the chrome popped up locally and I couldnít resist...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 3,769
Views: 727,303
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The 'new' OM1n kit, recently returned from an...

The 'new' OM1n kit, recently returned from an overhaul by Yoshi at Nagami Camera Service

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49185091001_1b4ed8c242_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hWjrYn)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 162
Views: 11,075
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
MX vs...

MX vs OM1n

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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-07-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 4,380
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Out of interest, why not the 50/f1.5 Nokton? It...

Out of interest, why not the 50/f1.5 Nokton? It seems to be a more natural competitor to the two Zeiss' in terms of size, speed and performance.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 364
Views: 47,270
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I haven't been lucky enough to own the K28/f2,...

I haven't been lucky enough to own the K28/f2, but I do own the M28/f2 and I wouldn't describe it as 'inferior', rather that the K is unusually exceptional.

I've used the Super Takumar 28/f3.5,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-06-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,129
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks Lynn, I hadn’t seen those shots. A bunch...

Thanks Lynn, I hadn’t seen those shots. A bunch of my colleagues from Tas Parks have been deployed in NSW and it sounds pretty grim.

Bizarrely ‘summer’ in the Tasmania high country has been the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2019
Replies: 763
Views: 156,405
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Tasman National Park | Tasmania SRT101b, Rokkor...

Tasman National Park | Tasmania

SRT101b, Rokkor 50/f1.7 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48941038296_50eede860b_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2019
Replies: 422
Views: 28,623
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Bare Island | La Perouse Pentax MX, SMC Takumar...

Bare Island | La Perouse

Pentax MX, SMC Takumar 50/f1.4 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/697/31538996554_c6ab6c908f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Q3ZASE)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2019
Replies: 482
Views: 71,089
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pulau Ketam, Malaysia Hasselblad SWC/M and...

Pulau Ketam, Malaysia

Hasselblad SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49046935767_08b02e9f17_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hJ7nez)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,846
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
My 1965 M2 has had the broken self-timer spring,...

My 1965 M2 has had the broken self-timer spring, and a detached viewfinder optic (to be fair, this happened following a short, sharp knock to the lens). Also the still undiagnosed intermittent light...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-01-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I just purchased the 35/f2 Ultron, having...

I just purchased the 35/f2 Ultron, having previously used the 35mm Color Skopar II for about five years. So far I really like it. Rendering is excellent, handling is excellent (despite the grumbles...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Voigtlander 35/f1.7 Ultron (VM) Size may not...

Voigtlander 35/f1.7 Ultron (VM)

Size may not quite fit the brief, but rendering certainly does...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2019
Replies: 162
Views: 11,075
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks Huss! The cranes of Port Klang |...

Thanks Huss!

The cranes of Port Klang | Malaysia

MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49119995153_149b448d0f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQyPfa)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-30-2019
Replies: 736
Views: 93,590
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The mangrove islands of Palau Ketam |...

The mangrove islands of Palau Ketam | Malaysia

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400 (yellow filter)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49120689477_09af525960_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQCnDg)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,424
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Oddly enough expired film is often more expensive...

Oddly enough expired film is often more expensive than fresh stock in the local market (even the same emulsions).

Trends are strange things...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I see no reason why that wouldnít work. Quality...

I see no reason why that wouldnít work. Quality filters should have the index mark in the same place.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,424
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thatís interesting. In Aus Kodak is generally...

Thatís interesting. In Aus Kodak is generally cheaper than Ilford for B&W, and Portra400 is quite a bit cheaper than P400H for colour...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2019
Replies: 364
Views: 47,270
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The K28/f2 is probably my ultimate goldilocks...

The K28/f2 is probably my ultimate goldilocks lens, for any system. I have the M28/f2, and it’s wonderful, but the K is just something else...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2019
Replies: 3,769
Views: 727,303
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hansons Peak and Little Horn OM1n, G.Zuiko...

Hansons Peak and Little Horn

OM1n, G.Zuiko 28/f3.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49112710976_a217b9d724_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hPVtUU)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-25-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 3,158
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Mt Campbell | Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National...

Mt Campbell | Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park

Olympus OM1n, G.Zuiko 28/f3.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49112711561_79b0b331ae_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hPVu5Z)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-25-2019
Replies: 3,347
Views: 579,301
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Ipoh | Malaysia Pentax MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and...

Ipoh | Malaysia

Pentax MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49120689892_fa0862473b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQCnLq)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-24-2019
Replies: 3,347
Views: 579,301
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pulau Ketam, Malaysia Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Pulau Ketam, Malaysia

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49120497016_c9fb6d8ffb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQBoqY)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2019
Replies: 162
Views: 11,075
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pulau Ketam, Malaysia MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Pulau Ketam, Malaysia

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49119994453_e4a8fd0d1b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQyP36)
Forum: Travel 11-24-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 2,667
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
More from Pulau Ketam SWC/M and...

More from Pulau Ketam

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49046936602_79096f4ba6_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2019
Replies: 482
Views: 71,089
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Shoobridge Bend | kunanyi / Mt Wellington SWC/M...

Shoobridge Bend | kunanyi / Mt Wellington

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48752451483_8069f1e4ac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hh64jk)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A bit off topic but Iím curious when you use a...

A bit off topic but Iím curious when you use a polariser with an SWC and what kind of results you get (being so wide)?



SWC isnít an SLR ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-23-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 3,158
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hansons Peak | Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National...

Hansons Peak | Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park

Olympus OM1n, G.Zuiko 28/f3.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49112901392_69b7bcc6a4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hPWsvW)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2019
Replies: 3,769
Views: 727,303
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
First roll back from my 'new' (and newly...

First roll back from my 'new' (and newly serviced) OM1n and G.Zuiko 28/f3.5. I've been a Zuikoholic in the digital world for a while, but it's nice to get in on the OM system :)

Dove Lake and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks for sharing, really beautiful documentary...

Thanks for sharing, really beautiful documentary photography.

I think these would have been taken not long after my Wife’s family left the south of China.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Within reason I’ve never found samples to be a...

Within reason I’ve never found samples to be a particularly useful way of determining whether I’m going to like a camera. Pretty much all modern, large sensor digitals have very good image quality,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-14-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,748
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Theyíre such different beasts itís never occurred...

Theyíre such different beasts itís never occurred to me to compare the two...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 11-13-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,112
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I really want to like this but the lack of...

I really want to like this but the lack of mechanical shutter is a pretty big hurdle...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2019
Replies: 482
Views: 71,089
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pulau Ketam, Malaysia Hasselblad SWC/M and...

Pulau Ketam, Malaysia

Hasselblad SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49046936602_79096f4ba6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hJ7ntY)
Forum: Travel 11-10-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 2,667
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pulau Ketam, one of several low-lying mangrove...

Pulau Ketam, one of several low-lying mangrove islands at the mouth of the Klang River (the river that runs through the Kuala Lumpur CBD). The islands are home to a thriving fishing industry and can...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2019
Replies: 482
Views: 71,089
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Silver Peppermint (Eucalyptus tenuinarmis |...

Silver Peppermint (Eucalyptus tenuinarmis | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48729642062_d6d3befc8d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hf59Ss)
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