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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3,675
Posted By Austerby
I can recommend buying new Nikon film cameras - I...

I can recommend buying new Nikon film cameras - I got my FE brand new in 1982 and it's still working perfectly. I hope you get at least 27 years use out of your F6.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-28-2018
Replies: 397
Views: 153,580
Posted By Austerby
This is excellent - I've been trying to take a...

This is excellent - I've been trying to take a photo just like this with my 7ii but haven't managed anything as good.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By Austerby
Wow. Some great suggestions here. I've just got...

Wow. Some great suggestions here.

I've just got a pack of Kentmere 400 so I'll try some of those HP5+ methods on that to see what I can get - Ralph Gibson-alike.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By Austerby
Looking for big grain

I'm interested in exploring using heavy grain in some photos, which is the opposite of the perfect look I've gone for in the past. Particularly for taking photographs in grey English wintery weather...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-24-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 6,839
Posted By Austerby
I have a Speed Graphic but also have an Intrepid...

I have a Speed Graphic but also have an Intrepid on order. I have already got a 90mm Super-Angulon f8 as a starting lens. It's equivalent to a 28mm.

If I were you I'd go for the Intrepid above all...
Forum: Travel 03-18-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 6,330
Posted By Austerby
Here they are:...

Here they are: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vidwatts/albums/72157629199922218

It was five years ago but a memorable trip. I used all cameras and got good shots allround I think. I particularly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-15-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Posted By Austerby
Supporting a young photography enthusiast

My 15yo nephew is seriously getting into photography - he's planning on doing it for A-level. He's got a good eye.

I've got some ideas on how to support him but what would you do?

(I want to help...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-13-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 13,245
Posted By Austerby
That they are in trouble is sad, but not...

That they are in trouble is sad, but not surprising.

I have bought three brand-new Nikons in my time:

1982 - Nikon FE
1998 (I think) - Nikon F80
2005 (approx) - Nikon D70

They had me as a loyal...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-18-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,297
Posted By Austerby
For the first time in a long time I'm tempted by...

For the first time in a long time I'm tempted by the M10 to replace my M8. I never quite got round to the M9 and didn't care for the M240 series cameras for some irrational reason.

The M10 though...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-15-2017
Replies: 142
Views: 19,082
Posted By Austerby
Vikings and chiaroscuro - a fine combination :)

Vikings and chiaroscuro - a fine combination :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-15-2017
Replies: 142
Views: 19,082
Posted By Austerby
I'd forgotten that I'd started this topic here -...

I'd forgotten that I'd started this topic here - well, it was over six years ago now so I may be forgiven the lapse of memory.

There are many, many good photographs here - but by no means all of...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-08-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,081
Posted By Austerby
Sad news. I never had any direct contact with him...

Sad news. I never had any direct contact with him but paid close attention to his words and pictures.

I've had a bit of a break from film photography until recently and was thinking of Tom when I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-22-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,992
Posted By Austerby
It's a brilliant match, it's my standard lens for...

It's a brilliant match, it's my standard lens for my M8.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-20-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 25,190
Posted By Austerby
I'm delighted that this lens has been...

I'm delighted that this lens has been re-introduced. I made the point on here some years ago that I would like to see a "heritage" lens line introduced to Leica, as a complement to their awesome...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,589
Posted By Austerby
I had second thoughts on the M8: I've asked for...

I had second thoughts on the M8: I've asked for it to be returned rather than be put up for sale.

Those beautiful black and white images it produces came back to me in a wakeful moment in the middle...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,589
Posted By Austerby
My packing has now finished. I have kept the...

My packing has now finished.

I have kept the following:

Leica M2
Leica IIIa
Nikon FE
Hasselblad 500cm
Rolleiflex 3.5f
Sony A7ii
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,589
Posted By Austerby
Great food for thought here. My thinking is: M2...

Great food for thought here.

My thinking is:

M2 - though a difficult choice between this and the M3
FE (for sentimental reasons above the F as I've had it for longer)
Hasselblad (something about it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,589
Posted By Austerby
Time to sell but which to keep

Out of interest I'd like to know what you would do in my circumstances. I am decluttering my camera collection and am about to despatch a set of kit to a well-known secondhand dealer for commission...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,675
Posted By Austerby
Total electorate is 46.6m, of which 17.4m voted...

Total electorate is 46.6m, of which 17.4m voted to leave = 37.34%

Where's the democracy when less than 38% of voters determine the future of the entire electorate?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,675
Posted By Austerby
An utter disaster. Turkeys voting for...

An utter disaster.

Turkeys voting for Christmas.

Bad for all of us, not just those in the UK.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,675
Posted By Austerby
I don't think we need worry about a Brexit - the...

I don't think we need worry about a Brexit - the Leave campaign has not carried the country with their belittling approach to the rest of the world.

BTW Project Fear is better known as Project...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-23-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 9,402
Posted By Austerby
I chose the A7ii over the Df, despite 30 years of...

I chose the A7ii over the Df, despite 30 years of Nikon loyalty, as I think the Df is uncompetitively priced in comparison, though I'm sure it's a lovely camera.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-19-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 25,190
Posted By Austerby
Has the success of the Lomography Art Lens series...

Has the success of the Lomography Art Lens series prompted this response from Leica?

Why not? I've commented in the past that I would like to see them re-introduce some of these old lenses - same...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,644
Posted By Austerby
I hope he did have insurance for this 8500 worth...

I hope he did have insurance for this 8500 worth of gear he left in a car where it was accessible via the car window - some insurance companies would expect valuables to be locked in the boot.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-14-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,385
Posted By Austerby
I'm not sure I fully understand what is being...

I'm not sure I fully understand what is being discussed here: I have a DR that I use on my Sony A7ii in both normal and macro mode. It hasn't been modified in any way.

I mount it on the VME Close...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By Austerby
Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens

A lot of people seem to enjoy dismissing these Lomo art lenses but I applaud them for having the idea in the first place and putting it into practice.

This is the latest kickstarter campaign,...
Forum: Lomography 04-05-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,881
Posted By Austerby
Mine arrived this week but I've not used it yet....

Mine arrived this week but I've not used it yet. I'm going to take it with me on a short trip to Mallorca this weekend, probably used on both my A7ii and I might pop it on my CLE for a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-04-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 4,908
Posted By Austerby
I guess you'd be pretty uncomfortable if you...

I guess you'd be pretty uncomfortable if you swallowed it, or were hit hard on the head with it, but it's pretty difficult to think of plausible scenarios where that warning is remotely relevant.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 6,915
Posted By Austerby
Many sensible suggestions made so here's one...

Many sensible suggestions made so here's one rather left-field for you:

try a pinhole camera - ideally a Harman Titan 5x4 from Ilford but a 120 roll film one from Ondu or Vermeer would also be...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-15-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 9,010
Posted By Austerby
I've had mine since 2010, bought secondhand, and...

I've had mine since 2010, bought secondhand, and like the others commenting here, it hasn't been a camera I've loved but I have loved many of the shots taken with it. Its rendering is what has made...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-14-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By Austerby
On being in a HCB photograph

A nice article from a lovely series The Guardian is running, about what it is like to find oneself in a well-known photograph.

This was a new one for me. It is a lovely photo, with great 3d...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-11-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 4,456
Posted By Austerby
I've just started using the Billingham Hadley...

I've just started using the Billingham Hadley Pro, in a rather fetching claret colour. I have a 12" laptop and it's good for that. The photo inserts are removable. Very pleased so far.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,972
Posted By Austerby
I have an Exa 1a for the sole reason that my...

I have an Exa 1a for the sole reason that my father had one and many of my childhood photo's in the late '60s/early '70s were taken on it. He was curiously mysterious about where that camera was (I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,917
Posted By Austerby
There is something about a chrome lens on a black...

There is something about a chrome lens on a black bodied camera that works so well when the dials etc are also picked out in chrome.

Hmm. Tempted, very tempted...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,917
Posted By Austerby
Very nice and interesting timing for me as I have...

Very nice and interesting timing for me as I have been contemplating acquiring a re-painted black M3 or M2 to add to my set of cameras. I have both in chrome and they do get a lot of use - more than...
Forum: Lomography 01-29-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 30,807
Posted By Austerby
Lots of sample images on the Lomography...

Lots of sample images on the Lomography site

http://shop.lomography.com/en/jupiter-3-plus?utm_source=www&utm_medium=special&utm_campaign=jupiter_3

I'll see if I can produce some samples this...
Forum: Lomography 01-28-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 30,807
Posted By Austerby
It has arrived, very nicely packaged in a proper...

It has arrived, very nicely packaged in a proper little box with several supporting goodies.

I've not had a chance to use it yet but first impressions are good: the lens is small, well-made and the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By Austerby
They certainly work brilliantly to capture the...

They certainly work brilliantly to capture the bleakness and beauty of the winter scenery. They're far better than any whale watching photos I've ever taken with digital kit.
Forum: Lomography 01-25-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 30,807
Posted By Austerby
I've ordered mine and it's on its way to me. I...

I've ordered mine and it's on its way to me.

I went for it as I only have old LTM mount 50mm lenses and there are no other brand-new ones on sale. In recent years the only alternatives that I know...
Forum: Lomography 01-23-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 30,807
Posted By Austerby
Years ago I was arguing that Leica should...

Years ago I was arguing that Leica should resurrect its old formulas and start producing new editions of Hectors, Summars, Summarits etc, flaws and all but with character as a separate line from the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,192
Posted By Austerby
If you can home develop B&W film then doing C-41...

If you can home develop B&W film then doing C-41 at home is quite straightforward. I was surprised how easy it is to do in practice, in many ways there are fewer variables than with B&W and therefore...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 4,510
Posted By Austerby
Oh to have such problems: in the UK this winter,...

Oh to have such problems: in the UK this winter, where we've just had the wettest December ever, the main thing I'd recommend is to attach a float to the camera so that it can be found in case it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-07-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By Austerby
I love everything about this - the idea, the...

I love everything about this - the idea, the execution, the output, everything!

Quite why anyone would do this is absolutely not the question to ask.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2016
Replies: 205
Views: 27,259
Posted By Austerby
50 Summilux ASPH 75/2 Apo-Summicron 28mm f2.8...

50 Summilux ASPH
75/2 Apo-Summicron
28mm f2.8 Elmarit

The first two sold for more than I paid for them.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-04-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 5,425
Posted By Austerby
A further comment piece in the Guardian,...

A further comment piece in the Guardian, challenging the comparisons between the photograph and...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-04-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 5,425
Posted By Austerby
Thank you for that link - a great set of images...

Thank you for that link - a great set of images that both repulse and attract at the same time.

I don't see anything there that quite compares composition-wise with Joel's photograph though, which I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-03-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 5,425
Posted By Austerby
I don't think anyone is claiming that it is a...

I don't think anyone is claiming that it is a masterpiece in it's own right, more that they are reminded of actual masterpieces (from classical painting)in the way that the components of the photo...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-03-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 5,425
Posted By Austerby
Brilliant street photo from Manchester on new year's eve

This photo has gone viral since being posted online and you can see why: situation, composition, emotion, timing, colour etc.

It depicts a not untypical night out in the UK but captures it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,731
Posted By Austerby
In 2007 sold my M6ttl to buy an M7. I'd paid...

In 2007 sold my M6ttl to buy an M7. I'd paid about 550 for it and it went for around 600 a few months later. I paid 1200 for the M7, which I sold in 2010 for 1300 before buying my M8.

This...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-19-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 9,010
Posted By Austerby
I bought my M8 second-hand in 2010 for 1700. The...

I bought my M8 second-hand in 2010 for 1700. The shutter failed shortly after purchase so it went back under warranty to Leica and fully repaired. As far as I was concerned it was therefore...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-10-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,902
Posted By Austerby
I don't know but I quite like the effect...

I don't know but I quite like the effect :)

Could be quality control problems with the film rather than any processing happenstance.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-04-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 6,705
Posted By Austerby
I'm struggling to think of anything better than...

I'm struggling to think of anything better than the one you have asked - brilliant, Roger: amused.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,633
Posted By Austerby
Well, I did it: for the first time in months, I...

Well, I did it: for the first time in months, I took a camera out with me with the express purpose of taking photographs. It has been a lovely, atmospheric foggy day in London, full of mists and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,633
Posted By Austerby
I'm beginning to feel like taking photographs again

After hardly taking a single photograph all year (excluding about 5000 digital snaps) I am beginning to feel the stirrings of a little worm in my ear just beginning to incline me towards fishing out...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-29-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 4,793
Posted By Austerby
This is industrial/professional volumes, normal...

This is industrial/professional volumes, normal retail pricing need not apply. Contact professional labs and state your requirements for developing and basic scanning. State your requirements for...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-20-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,381
Posted By Austerby
What do you want to take photos of - there's lots...

What do you want to take photos of - there's lots of opportunities where you are going to take any number of shots.

I've recently started taking one camera and one lens for film work on holidays...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-07-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,348
Posted By Austerby
VC 15mm on one and the VC 25mm snapshot skopar on...

VC 15mm on one and the VC 25mm snapshot skopar on the other.

What more could you need for a happy day's photography?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,529
Posted By Austerby
The original MP

The original MP
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-02-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,989
Posted By Austerby
I have M-mount and Nikon F lenses mostly so will...

I have M-mount and Nikon F lenses mostly so will be using lens adapters.

I do have a new and rather lively young hound who I really do need AF for to capture in her prime, so will maybe look at the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-01-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,488
Posted By Austerby
I love this combination - though I use my VC25mm...

I love this combination - though I use my VC25mm on a IIIa
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-01-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,989
Posted By Austerby
This is fantastically helpful - just the clarity...

This is fantastically helpful - just the clarity I was looking for. Thanks.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-01-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,989
Posted By Austerby
Getting myself confused with the Sony A7 and lenses

Hi

I've been reading a lot about the Sony A7 series cameras and have got myself somewhat confused about the differences between them as well as the lens choices available.

Does anyone know of a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 11,864
Posted By Austerby
I was just about to do so! I particularly...

I was just about to do so! I particularly remember a brilliant cartoon in Private Eye (possibly by Honeysett) which featured a very old man walking with a zimmer frame through college grounds being...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-21-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 5,505
Posted By Austerby
It feels like buyers remorse is setting in quite...

It feels like buyers remorse is setting in quite quickly with the Q - the first reaction was very positive but now I'm reading more considered opinions, which is right and proper when you consider...
Forum: Travel 06-20-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,401
Posted By Austerby
I worked in Copenhagen for about a year, though...

I worked in Copenhagen for about a year, though this was some time ago. It's a really lovely city. I remember well long summer evenings spent in Tivoli - there are many fine restaurants there as well...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-12-2015
Replies: 114
Views: 21,913
Posted By Austerby
I'd like them to do a Tri-Elmar version - ...

I'd like them to do a Tri-Elmar version - 28-50-90

If there was a Monochrom version, with a tilting screen so you could have a waist-level view then I'd definitely buy one.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 20,687
Posted By Austerby
Is there going to be a Q Monochrom? I'd be...

Is there going to be a Q Monochrom? I'd be interested in that.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-10-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 13,226
Posted By Austerby
Helen is right - I rarely use my 28mm on film but...

Helen is right - I rarely use my 28mm on film but on my M8 it's lovely. I have the Voigtlander 28mm f2 m-mount and really rate this lens.

Looking back through my old photos using it with the M8...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-07-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,018
Posted By Austerby
How true, and appreciated. I am doing some of...

How true, and appreciated.

I am doing some of the things suggested, particularly looking back at photos I've taken. I've just bought a new property (which is another reason for being busy) and this...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-06-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,018
Posted By Austerby
Sensible advice all. I suspect it's because I've...

Sensible advice all. I suspect it's because I've been exceptionally busy at work - doing a new role that has proven to be both stimulating and rewarding but very demanding of my time and attention....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-05-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,018
Posted By Austerby
Stopped taking photos

I've just realised that I've hardly taken any photos this year and my lovely set of cameras and lenses are sitting there grossly unused.

What can I do to re-energise my photography?

(buying new...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2015
Replies: 391
Views: 83,932
Posted By Austerby
I've had an M7 and currently have a ZM. If only...

I've had an M7 and currently have a ZM.

If only the camera existed that had the ZM's viewfinder and the M7's feel - that would be near perfect.

Both magnificent but neither is quite perfect in its...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 8,268
Posted By Austerby
Price for an MA in different countries, compared...

Price for an MA in different countries, compared at current exchange rates:

1. UK = 3100 - 4258 - $4875
2. Germany = 4050 - 2948 - $4636
3. US = $4180 - 2658 - 3651

That makes the US by far...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 4,456
Posted By Austerby
It's the London marathon this Sunday and the...

It's the London marathon this Sunday and the runners go past the top of my road. I always go and watch and usually take photos.

This year I thought I'd take my 135/4 tele-elmar on my M3 and perhaps...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,400
Posted By Austerby
15/21/28/35 fast /35 small / 50 standard / 50...

15/21/28/35 fast /35 small / 50 standard / 50 character / 50 vintage / 75 /90 /135

I used to have a 25 but sold it. I miss it though.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,381
Posted By Austerby
If you're buying that much then I'd phone...

If you're buying that much then I'd phone different suppliers and ask for a quote rather than taking their published price as a guide. I'm sure they'll be happy to help.

Worth spending a bit of time...
Forum: Travel 04-20-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,070
Posted By Austerby
I noticed that too. I was one of the few stating...

I noticed that too. I was one of the few stating I'm planning on retiring where I'm living at the moment (London).

Actually, there's lots of retired people in London. One recent trend has been for...
Forum: Travel 04-16-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,070
Posted By Austerby
I'm planning to spend my retirement between...

I'm planning to spend my retirement between London and Mallorca.

London is a wonderful city for retired people - lots of free museums, cultural activities, social events, parks etc etc etc....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-15-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 8,520
Posted By Austerby
Start making phones. Become a design house for...

Start making phones.
Become a design house for other objects - like Porsche have done: instead of producing a camera with input from Porsche, how about a car with input from Leica
Leica...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-14-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 4,261
Posted By Austerby
The usual choice for a LF field camera starts...

The usual choice for a LF field camera starts with a Speed Graphic or Crown Graphic as there's lots around.

There are some good bargains to be had for studio LF cameras: in many ways I'm not sure...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2015
Replies: 118
Views: 14,837
Posted By Austerby
Many of the cheapest cameras are the newest - the...

Many of the cheapest cameras are the newest - the F80s and equivalents that were immediately pre-consumer digital models. They've probably been very lightly used and weren't badly made to start off...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2015
Replies: 118
Views: 14,837
Posted By Austerby
I agree. I know that compared to a 3,000 new...

I agree. I know that compared to a 3,000 new film Leica that a 300 film Leica is a bargain, but 300 is not ridiculously cheap. Likewise for a 500 Hasselblad.

A 15 Nikon / Canon / Minolta /...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2015
Replies: 118
Views: 14,837
Posted By Austerby
Nikon F80 - a brilliant camera. I bought one new...

Nikon F80 - a brilliant camera. I bought one new in about 2002 for around 350, now they're often less than 35. Many in fab condition - will do 95% of what an F100 or F5 will do.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-05-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 17,232
Posted By Austerby
Nice photos but they do rather prove Stephen's...

Nice photos but they do rather prove Stephen's point.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-31-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,428
Posted By Austerby
Thanks for all this help - will look to put it...

Thanks for all this help - will look to put it into practice around my own home over Easter before I'm out in Mallorca at the end of April to take the photos.

Looking forward to experimenting with...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-30-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,428
Posted By Austerby
Property photography

What do people find is the right kit to photograph a property?

I need to produce some photos of a holiday home in Mallorca which the owners are renting out this summer for the first time. The photos...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 8,602
Posted By Austerby
From about 1983-2004 my only 35mm set was a Nikon...

From about 1983-2004 my only 35mm set was a Nikon FE, 28mm Nikon series E, 50mm f1.8 Nikkor and a 70-200mm Tokina zoom and I used it for everything - parties, family shots, holidays, travelling,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-24-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 7,792
Posted By Austerby
Didn't Steve Jobs have a thing about rectangles...

Didn't Steve Jobs have a thing about rectangles with rounded corners being superior and more elegant than right-angles? I wonder where that came from.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-23-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,498
Posted By Austerby
Have a look at the Fuji XF-1 as well - I have...

Have a look at the Fuji XF-1 as well - I have both an X100S and XF-1 and use the XF-1 for pocketability and simplicity. There's good levels of both auto and manual controls and I think it has the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-22-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,354
Posted By Austerby
Lovely camera: the lens is soft and prone to...

Lovely camera: the lens is soft and prone to flare but capable of exquisite results in the right conditions.

I bought mine from Certo 6 but have used Newton Ellis for other purposes so I have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,892
Posted By Austerby
We are spoilt for choice by having three Leica...

We are spoilt for choice by having three Leica film rangefinders available brand new: how previous generations would envy us.

I have an M8 but use it rarely - too rarely to warrant a purchase of an...
Forum: Travel 03-07-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,394
Posted By Austerby
Well, if in Lahore then you must see the border...

Well, if in Lahore then you must see the border ceremony at Wagga.

Unfortunately I don't know much more than that, apart from Karachi which as a big city has its interest but not touristically....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,460
Posted By Austerby
I have been thinking about getting a Df, as the...

I have been thinking about getting a Df, as the prices have now come down quite a bit, but I have been thinking an F6 may be better. I have an F and FE and a few Nikkor lenses for those and I'm a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-13-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 13,226
Posted By Austerby
I agree - had mine for about five years so took...

I agree - had mine for about five years so took advantage of someone else's depreciation hit. It's been lovely to use, though I'm more of a film guy, and the results have been tremendous....
Forum: Photo Software 02-11-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 4,163
Posted By Austerby
Thinking about this some more, I doubt the photo...

Thinking about this some more, I doubt the photo software company would be seeing an RFF as a sales channel or particularly for PR. If I were them I'd be looking at it as a way of engaging with an...
Forum: Photo Software 02-10-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 4,163
Posted By Austerby
Transparency is the key - providing the source...

Transparency is the key - providing the source and context is made clear then all users will be fully informed and can make their own decisions on participation. It sounds useful to me, as a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-01-2015
Replies: 150
Views: 17,704
Posted By Austerby
If you're looking for a darkroom then this site...

If you're looking for a darkroom then this site (provided by Ilford) is a great place to start: http://www.localdarkroom.com/

You should definitely get into Medium Format - something like a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-11-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 42,017
Posted By Austerby
Maybe it does to you, but (to my surprise) the...

Maybe it does to you, but (to my surprise) the crop factor hasn't bothered me in the slightest of all the M8's "features". I happily work with my full set of lenses and despite years of familiarity...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-11-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 42,017
Posted By Austerby
I think the M8 is best value: it has it's...

I think the M8 is best value: it has it's limitations, particularly around ISO, but delivers wonderful files and image quality, especially in monochrome. It's so good that I've not found its...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-10-2015
Replies: 121
Views: 35,538
Posted By Austerby
I've voted for the M8 - still an astonishingly...

I've voted for the M8 - still an astonishingly good camera within its limitations. The more recent models have addressed some of these but the original is the most significant one. I still haven't...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-29-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 9,925
Posted By Austerby
The new Lomo LC120 may fit the bill...

The new Lomo LC120 may fit the bill...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,751
Posted By Austerby
Do camera names make for secure passwords?

Given the incessant demand for more and more complex passwords I've been thinking about using some favourite camera makes and models as they're both memorable and contain useful letter and number...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By Austerby
I think you've rather missed my point, but at...

I think you've rather missed my point, but at least you've had some nice compliments on your photos.

I'm not talking about revisiting a place over the seasons, or even different times of day.

I'm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By Austerby
Revisiting a place with same or different gear?

I'm off to Stockholm for a weekend soon - it's a city I now know well having visited several times over the past ten years. It's a lovely, photogenic city and the wintery light can be exquisite. We...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-16-2014
Replies: 240
Views: 157,118
Posted By Austerby
I am of England made and perfectly happy being...

I am of England made and perfectly happy being European, thank you very much.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-09-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,084
Posted By Austerby
It's not impractical to make contact prints at...

It's not impractical to make contact prints at home, even without a darkroom.

Get a board with a piece of glass to go over the top and a couple of trays. Buy some 10x8 photopaper (cheapest you can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,288
Posted By Austerby
How many film camera's are bought each year?

Ok, so the number of brand new film cameras bought annually will be tiny but the secondhand market seems vibrant.

Does anyone record these figures, or has anyone seen any reference to it?

Combining...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-12-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,115
Posted By Austerby
I've recently bought at 3.5f with meter and have...

I've recently bought at 3.5f with meter and have just today been developing my films from a recent trip to Turkey. Dealing with some tricky light/shade lighting conditions the meter has tended to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-12-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 6,002
Posted By Austerby
I'm waiting to hear on my annual bonus - if it's...

I'm waiting to hear on my annual bonus - if it's a generous as I'm worth then I'll be putting in an order. If, as I suspect, I will be underwhelmed, I may not.
Forum: Travel 10-06-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By Austerby
Italian public transport is great - both buses...

Italian public transport is great - both buses and trains. I've been all over Tuscany and Umbria by public transport. There aren't too many places far from a bus stop.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2014
Replies: 176
Views: 24,032
Posted By Austerby
I get it. I like it. Will I get one? Unlikely.

I get it. I like it. Will I get one? Unlikely.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-10-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 19,622
Posted By Austerby
I've not received the Planar Rolleiflex yet but...

I've not received the Planar Rolleiflex yet but have developed and scanned the film I ran through the Xenotar version before I returned it - and it's a fantastic lens! I don't have results I can post...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-08-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 19,622
Posted By Austerby
Update from the OP: I have returned the camera....

Update from the OP:

I have returned the camera. I contacted the dealer and it turns out they'd put the wrong camera in the post by mistake. Postage refunded.

My 3.5f Planar is in the post to me...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-03-2014
Replies: 303
Views: 125,361
Posted By Austerby
The Agfa Optima 1535 is a true rangefinder and a...

The Agfa Optima 1535 is a true rangefinder and a bit of a left-field suggestion, but it's a fine little camera and can be found cheaply. It has no manual exposure controls though.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-02-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 19,622
Posted By Austerby
I have decided to run a couple of rolls through...

I have decided to run a couple of rolls through the camera and then see what I think in practice.

I'm intrigued by the Xenotar lens: I may have just been following the herd in wanting a Planar. I've...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-01-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 8,277
Posted By Austerby
I joined after buying my first Leica, an M3 which...

I joined after buying my first Leica, an M3 which I still have and use, and having some questions about it came across this site.

I blame RFF entirely now for nurturing my interest and enjoyment of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-01-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 19,622
Posted By Austerby
Thought I'd bought a 3.5F Planar but it has Xenotar lens

I've long wanted a Rolleiflex 3.5F with the Planar lens and finally bought a beautiful one last week - for quite a lot of money from a well-known dealer.

The camera is in lovely condition: the only...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-28-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,172
Posted By Austerby
I used to own a 645 super, with AE-401 prism, a...

I used to own a 645 super, with AE-401 prism, a motor wind and 45mm, 80mm f2.8, 80mm f4 macro, 150mm and 210mm lenses. I loved it with the macro lens most of all. So much so that after I sold it I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By Austerby
Just bought a Nikon 300m IFED and TC-200 - what have I done?

For years now I've been mostly photographing with rangefinders and 15mm to 135mm lenses.

For some reason, the urge took me one day recently whilst I was idly scanning Ffordes lists and I spotted a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 9,267
Posted By Austerby
I'd be tempted to sell both. With deteriorating...

I'd be tempted to sell both.

With deteriorating eye-sight then one option could be to pick up an F80 - they are brilliant 35mm auto-focus SLRs and go for ridiculously low sums these days - they're...
Forum: Travel 07-11-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 13,501
Posted By Austerby
A great combination - and I don't bother with the...

A great combination - and I don't bother with the hood for the 35mm for the same reasons.
Forum: Travel 07-11-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 13,501
Posted By Austerby
Indeed, and I also have the 50mm f1.5 Sonnar when...

Indeed, and I also have the 50mm f1.5 Sonnar when speed is needed.

They get used on my M8 together with the 35mm rangefinders.
Forum: Travel 07-07-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 13,501
Posted By Austerby
I have the Zeiss 21mm f4.5 c-biogon and it's a...

I have the Zeiss 21mm f4.5 c-biogon and it's a great match with the 35mm f2,8 c-biogon for lots of purposes.
Forum: Travel 07-05-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 13,501
Posted By Austerby
It will be useful, not just for narrow streets...

It will be useful, not just for narrow streets but for architecture, views from vantage points, interiors etc etc. I find a 21mm invaluable in many places, not just Europe.
Forum: Travel 06-29-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,197
Posted By Austerby
Botswana It's a peaceful, well-run country which...

Botswana

It's a peaceful, well-run country which looks after its people. Lots of interesting places to visit and all achievable within two weeks - Kalahari desert, Okavango delta, safaris and...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,949
Posted By Austerby
Have you tried Robert White in England? - they...

Have you tried Robert White in England? - they repaired my R3A easily enough,though that wasn't an electronics issue.
Forum: Travel 06-27-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,515
Posted By Austerby
I'm back now from my trip and had a great time -...

I'm back now from my trip and had a great time - it's a wonderful part of the world to visit and we managed to fit in several of the suggestions here: thank you for those and I envy those of you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 11,359
Posted By Austerby
I have about 25 cameras and probably more than 30...

I have about 25 cameras and probably more than 30 lenses.

I've just come back from a two week trip around New England and took my Hasselblad 500CM with just the 80mm Planar and two a12 backs. It...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 5,693
Posted By Austerby
Thornton-Pickard Imperial Perfecta They also...

Thornton-Pickard Imperial Perfecta


They also made one called the Weenie
Forum: Travel 05-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By Austerby
Sicily would be nice at that time of year

Sicily would be nice at that time of year
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 5,494
Posted By Austerby
I know that feeling when you want to get...

I know that feeling when you want to get something new - what I've found works well for me is picking up a completely different type of camera and letting that re-invigorate and re-stimulate my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,119
Posted By Austerby
Seems like the consensus is aligning towards: a)...

Seems like the consensus is aligning towards:

a) it's a good portrait
b) it has a wide angle look to it - but evidently an MF shot

Someone elsewhere suggested it reminded them of Richard Nixon....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,119
Posted By Austerby
What focal length lens for Bailey's birthday portrait of the Queen?

David Bailey has produced this rather upfront portrait of our dear Queen. It's startlingly direct in a classic Bailey style and I think it captures that sometimes mischevious intelligence of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 12,095
Posted By Austerby
I bought my e39 TE for 77 about five years ago,...

I bought my e39 TE for 77 about five years ago, the ne plus ultra of camera bargains for me. I use it a lot, on both my MP and M3.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-14-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3,646
Posted By Austerby
Peter at CRR Luton can resilver and repair M3...

Peter at CRR Luton can resilver and repair M3 rangefinders or a replacement can be fitted.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,595
Posted By Austerby
Interestingly, the serial number of that camera...

Interestingly, the serial number of that camera doesn't appear on Stephen's list on Cameraquest. It also looks like it has the big M3 engraving, suggesting its a Canadian made M3, as mine is with a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3,646
Posted By Austerby
You're right to get an M3 - it is a superb...

You're right to get an M3 - it is a superb camera.

It often seems to me that whenever someone says "I'm getting an XX camera" someone always pops up and says "No, get a YY instead."

I say stick to...
Forum: Travel 04-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,515
Posted By Austerby
Great suggestions, lots of research being...

Great suggestions, lots of research being prompted by them, thanks.

Agenda thinking is now something like: Boston > Provincetown > Hyannis > Nantucket > Martha's Vineyard > Woods Hole > Newport >...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2014
Replies: 391
Views: 83,932
Posted By Austerby
After not using my ZI for about a year, I picked...

After not using my ZI for about a year, I picked it up recently and reminded myself what a cracking camera it is.

I used to have an M7 and still pine for one though, despite the brilliance of the ZM.
Forum: Travel 03-29-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,515
Posted By Austerby
Well, the planned trip didn't happen last year,...

Well, the planned trip didn't happen last year, but we have now booked a return flight to Boston for mid-June, so I came back to look up the recommendations again.

We're now thinking about the first...
Forum: Travel 03-18-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By Austerby
The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are sublime...

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are sublime - you'll be there in the run-up to the independence referendum (on 18 Sept) so it should be a lively time to be there.

Morocco is gorgeous - as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,057
Posted By Austerby
From experience, re-skinning my chrome M2 did not...

From experience, re-skinning my chrome M2 did not add value to it. When I got it, the M2 was in a sorry state with the original covering falling off. I removed the remnants, ordered a very smart...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-16-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 8,331
Posted By Austerby
I've accidentally acquired both a 1535 and a 1035...

I've accidentally acquired both a 1535 and a 1035 in the past week. I bid low amounts for both, thinking I might win one, but ended up with two.

I remembered them from my youth, when I had an Agfa...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 5,913
Posted By Austerby
Can't see it myself. I bought a 500CM (made in...

Can't see it myself. I bought a 500CM (made in 1987), with 80mm and A12 for 500 in 2007 and that's very much at the lower end of recent ebay completed listings. Same for the prices I paid for my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 9,093
Posted By Austerby
A couple of my own expensive mistakes and one of...

A couple of my own expensive mistakes and one of a friends:

1. Dropping a 75mm Summicron onto the pavement. Repaired fully under Passport

2. My MP sliding off my shoulder and landing on the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-12-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By Austerby
Sorry Nick, they don't look up to your usual...

Sorry Nick, they don't look up to your usual standard to my eyes. Something odd about all of the images, in different ways though.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-12-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 86,183
Posted By Austerby
Very happy with my V700 for 35mm, 120 and 5x4...

Very happy with my V700 for 35mm, 120 and 5x4 film. Good enough for me.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,025
Posted By Austerby
Great input, many thanks all. I think a wide...

Great input, many thanks all.

I think a wide angle lens will work well with the top-down viewer of the Exa, so I'll have a look at the Flektogons of various sizes and pick up the best value one I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,025
Posted By Austerby
Recommended lenses for Exa / Exacta?

I've just picked up an Exa 1a, just like my father had when I was a kid. It's a delightful little camera, nice to hold, and I love that it doesn't have a normal shutter - it's actually the mirror...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,334
Posted By Austerby
Another vote for Prescysol EF - a very easy to...

Another vote for Prescysol EF - a very easy to use developer that I've had excellent results with. Goes very well with HP5+
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-07-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 15,211
Posted By Austerby
Silver ltd edition nr 1115 ser no 15526445 bought...

Silver ltd edition nr 1115 ser no 15526445 bought on ebay in 2010
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 10,759
Posted By Austerby
I've just developed a roll of 120 HP5+ at 800asa...

I've just developed a roll of 120 HP5+ at 800asa in Rodinal 1+50. 16mins at 20degC. Continious agitation for first minute then 10secs agitation every minute.

I'm very pleased with the result and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 4,733
Posted By Austerby
I did exactly what you are suggesting, only it...

I did exactly what you are suggesting, only it was about seven years ago and I got an M3 to go with my D70. I still have both cameras but have never bought another dSLR as I've hardly used the D70...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-10-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,555
Posted By Austerby
I've had one for a few months now and am very...

I've had one for a few months now and am very pleased with it for what it is. Good lens, exposure, features. I am now used to twisting the lens to turn it on. It meets my needs for a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2013
Replies: 8,779
Views: 855,918
Posted By Austerby
Leica MP :)

Leica MP :)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,544
Posted By Austerby
Sailing gloves have the ends of the thumb and...

Sailing gloves have the ends of the thumb and first finger cut off, to allow you to do precise things on-board, such as tying knots etc. without taking the gloves off. All manufacturers of sailing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,661
Posted By Austerby
All good points. I have several Ms already - M2,...

All good points. I have several Ms already - M2, M3, M5, M8 plus others, many of which I'll sell to fund the MP and to cut down on the choices. I just really want one main camera and I know enough...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,661
Posted By Austerby
Hmm - balancing saving 1k off the list price...

Hmm - balancing saving 1k off the list price with the appeal of a brand new Leica...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,661
Posted By Austerby
Nice, but I'm after a new chrome MP.

Nice, but I'm after a new chrome MP.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,661
Posted By Austerby
Best price for a new MP

Have decided to sell much of my rangefinder collection and buy a brand new MP out of the proceeds. I've had one before, shouldn't have sold it.

I see prices from the UK dealers vary between around...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-05-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 9,569
Posted By Austerby
Not on a trip but I live and work in Central...

Not on a trip but I live and work in Central London and I reckon I see a Leica about as often as I see a Lamborghini - which is about once a fortnight or so.

Just the other evening I saw a guy with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 545
Posted By Austerby
List of recent films shot on Kodak film

http://motion.kodak.com/motion/Customers/Productions/index.htm#ixzz2YZUpMuAp

Looks like a healthly list to me. I also see that Kodak's website is actively promoting the use of film in motion...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-27-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 9,052
Posted By Austerby
I'm a very happy user of an R3A and a number of...

I'm a very happy user of an R3A and a number of CV lenses from 15mm to 75mm. I had a very nice time wandering around the souks in Manama earlier in the year with the 40/1.4 attached.

One thing...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-20-2013
Replies: 398
Views: 135,163
Posted By Austerby
I have capitulated. Just ordered one from a very...

I have capitulated. Just ordered one from a very reputable dealer. Last thing I need is another 50 but I couldn't resist it for my M3.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-20-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,574
Posted By Austerby
Where's the Xpan?

Where's the Xpan?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-17-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 6,668
Posted By Austerby
I only have the FE, which I bought new in 1983 or...

I only have the FE, which I bought new in 1983 or thereabouts and it's worked perfectly since then without a service or any maintenance by me. I've heard that as the FE2 is technically more...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-28-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 3,767
Posted By Austerby
Martin Chuzzlewhit - or any other Dickens for...

Martin Chuzzlewhit - or any other Dickens for that matter: such richness of imagery to portray.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-25-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 8,766
Posted By Austerby
It'll be like an X100s but with interchangeable...

It'll be like an X100s but with interchangeable lenses and full frame. And around USD1000 I hope.

That would shoot Fuji's fox.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-30-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By Austerby
It depends on a few variables, mainly the...

It depends on a few variables, mainly the freshness of the fixer.

Best approach is to place the cut-off leader from the film you're processing and dip it into the fixer and time how long it takes...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-29-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,868
Posted By Austerby
Lovely rendering. Though in shots 3 and 4 I can...

Lovely rendering.

Though in shots 3 and 4 I can see my office, which is not what I come to RFF to look at. :eek:

(No, I don't work in Tower Bridge itself)
Forum: RFF News 04-27-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 6,947
Posted By Austerby
There are some extremely useful postings here...

There are some extremely useful postings here which tend to get lost over time amongst the general chat. Some form of libary of best posts would be great.
Forum: Travel 04-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By Austerby
I'm off to Malta next week - a few days sailing...

I'm off to Malta next week - a few days sailing then staying in St Jullien for the rest of the week.

Planning on taking my new X100s and my Harman Titan for a film/pinhole fix. Contemplating that...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-23-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 12,243
Posted By Austerby
Well,, I find his work fascinating and offering a...

Well,, I find his work fascinating and offering a view of a culture and locality that I don't get from looking at others work.

I think the whole colour question is a distraction from the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-22-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,010
Posted By Austerby
Agree with what many have said: I use both...

Agree with what many have said: I use both frequently but for different purposes.


Acros can produce stunning image quality when everything comes together and in my mind I associate Acros more...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-22-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 12,243
Posted By Austerby
One point I thought was well-made: "you must...

One point I thought was well-made:

"you must resist seeing through the photograph to the bald image of a recognisable object too quickly, too readily. Instead, begin by looking at the form and the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,688
Posted By Austerby
Having spent the money I want to avail myself of...

Having spent the money I want to avail myself of the features. It is for the ability to change ISO, have different film effects (I want to avoid post-processing where I can), metering and focussing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,688
Posted By Austerby
These new digital cameras are complex

I've just recently brought myself upto date with digital cameras, having bought both a Fuji XF1 (pocket/party/zoom) and a X100s.

Before that my only digital cameras have been an M8 and a D70 plus a...
Forum: Off Topic 04-15-2013
Replies: 260
Views: 19,157
Posted By Austerby
Reading through these responses for the first...

Reading through these responses for the first time now, it seems to me that this is a "lively civil discussion" with remarkably few personalised disagreements.

To the OP, one way of capturing a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By Austerby
Got mine for 899 at Heathrow Terminal 5.

Got mine for 899 at Heathrow Terminal 5.
Forum: Travel 04-11-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,515
Posted By Austerby
Great suggestions and really insightful - many...

Great suggestions and really insightful - many thanks.

I'm a great lover of the coast rather than inland so I'm taking on board the suggestions about trimming the itinerary.

I should make a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 5,992
Posted By Austerby
I have an M3 and an M2 and to me they have quite...

I have an M3 and an M2 and to me they have quite different characters.

Some of my best formal photographs have been taken with the M3, ie well-composed, structured, probably quite static....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,955
Posted By Austerby
I bought the Fuji XF-1. It's early days yet and I...

I bought the Fuji XF-1. It's early days yet and I like it but the manual rotation of the lens to turn on and zoom is a little clumsy.

I bought it to replace an ancient Lumix FX-01 which gave many...
Forum: Travel 04-09-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,515
Posted By Austerby
New England tour

Hey. I'm planning a trip around New England in September and looking both for suggestions on photogenic places to visit.

The plan is to fly into Boston, go up the coast for a bit (Kennebunkport?)...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-05-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 5,177
Posted By Austerby
I've always fancied collecting classic Nautor's...

I've always fancied collecting classic Nautor's Swan yachts, particularly the Sparkman & Stephen designs from the late 60's and 70's - well, the 36 and 65 would do really, rather than the whole set.
...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-05-2013
Replies: 199
Views: 40,647
Posted By Austerby
Just a thought but have you had any contact with...

Just a thought but have you had any contact with Mike Walker, the designer of the Harman Titan? There's a lot of commonality in the concepts and working together may produce a finer product than...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-04-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,442
Posted By Austerby
I do hope it's true and that our dear mentor...

I do hope it's true and that our dear mentor really is like this.

(I'd almost forgotten about Cardew Robinson, how nice to be reminded.)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2013
Replies: 1,048
Views: 136,531
Posted By Austerby
Some old Cadillac in Manama, Bahrain Voigtlander...

Some old Cadillac in Manama, Bahrain

Voigtlander R3A, 40mm Nokton, FP4+, Prescysol EF

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8380/8577972391_ca8e265b06_z.jpg...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-04-2013
Replies: 199
Views: 40,647
Posted By Austerby
I have a Harman Titan and have travelled with it...

I have a Harman Titan and have travelled with it so can attest that a lightweight 5x4 and six darkslides is certainly practical. I took mine to Venice and with a changing bag and spare film box...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-02-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 5,352
Posted By Austerby
You should look at the M2 as well as the M4 -...

You should look at the M2 as well as the M4 - offers very similar spec apart from the film loading and film counter. A good M2 will be cheaper than an M4 and although older will be fine if it is in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,994
Posted By Austerby
Definitely agree home-processed c-41 is...

Definitely agree home-processed c-41 is straightforward and cheap with easy to achieve good results.

As for cameras then a Bronica ETRS or Mamiya 645 would be within budget and with superb image...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 7,027
Posted By Austerby
Here's one from New Year - a friend's Shetland...

Here's one from New Year - a friend's Shetland Pony, taken using a Leica M5 and on Tmax400 developed in Prescysol EF.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8500/8344739727_7b0d26e58c_z.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 5,789
Posted By Austerby
My chrome DS M3 with 50/1.5 C-Sonnar is perfect. ...

My chrome DS M3 with 50/1.5 C-Sonnar is perfect.

I also like my chrome M2 with 35/2.8 C-Biogon

And my black M5 with 35/1.2 Voigtlander.

In the past I've owned M6ttl, M7 and MP plus 50/1.4 ASPH...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-25-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,539
Posted By Austerby
I use a Leuchtterm 1917 notebook rather than a...

I use a Leuchtterm 1917 notebook rather than a Moleskine. The Leuchtterms have a number of useful enhancements over the Moleskines, such as better quality paper.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,518
Posted By Austerby
How nice. Conversely, today I developed a couple...

How nice. Conversely, today I developed a couple of films I had lying around for a while and the one I've scanned so far is full of rubbish - what was I thinking of when I took those shots?!?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By Austerby
I bought my M3 in what I thought was working...

I bought my M3 in what I thought was working condition but soon after purchase realised it wasn't. I sent it off to Leica UK for a refurb (which they did themselves in those days) and it came back...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 8,652
Posted By Austerby
Well, that's probably overstating my intent but...

Well, that's probably overstating my intent but I'm always happy getting in a spot of debunking when I can. :cool:
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-19-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,439
Posted By Austerby
[quote=benlees;2098141]The Merrill series...

[quote=benlees;2098141]The Merrill series definitely has got me thinking. I would use it like a medium format camera. quote]

That's exactly what I was thinking when I read the review in Black &...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-18-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By Austerby
Actually, there's a bit more from Beirut itself...

Actually, there's a bit more from Beirut itself following a meet-up this past weekend, which I wasn't able to attend.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-18-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 8,652
Posted By Austerby
Recent experience flying with film

There are often questions about the effects of security scanning affecting film in hand luggage so I thought it worth reporting my recent experience.

I've been temporarily covering the Middle East...
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