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Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 763
Posted By tbhv55
I don't have the 28mm(eq.), but I do have the...

I don't have the 28mm(eq.), but I do have the 50mm(eq.), and I agree that it works very well. I also like the way it looks, on the camera. :)
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 763
Posted By tbhv55
I thought you'd resolved to stop buying more...

I thought you'd resolved to stop buying more gear? ;) (Or was that me?! :D)
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 763
Posted By tbhv55
I use the 18-55mm (excellent all-rounder). I also...

I use the 18-55mm (excellent all-rounder). I also use (via adapters, of course) several FSU rangefinder lenses (Jupiters and Industars), and a couple of m42 lenses (Pentax 35mm and a 135mm...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 763
Posted By tbhv55
Yes, you've accurately identified the syndrome!...

Yes, you've accurately identified the syndrome! ;)

I go from digital to film (and back), 35mm to MF (and back), SLR to rangefinder (and back), wide angle to normal to telephoto (and back), prime to...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 763
Posted By tbhv55
This won't help much, but I have both an x100...

This won't help much, but I have both an x100 (original) and an x-E1.

I've had the x100 for eight years, and the x-E1 for four or five years, and I haver between them all the time. :confused: Each...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 924
Posted By tbhv55
Ah, Ok - that had escaped my attention. :o

Ah, Ok - that had escaped my attention. :o
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 924
Posted By tbhv55
Philip, that's more or less correct - although...

Philip, that's more or less correct - although some early FEDs did have lugs.

I can't remember which was the last model to have the lugs, but my FED 2a has them. :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-01-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,111
Posted By tbhv55
Please... don't tell me any more [fingers in...

Please... don't tell me any more [fingers in ears, whistling].

I'm ignoring all such talk! ;) :D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-01-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,111
Posted By tbhv55
Hah! I've resisted the temptation (so far, at...

Hah! I've resisted the temptation (so far, at least) to visit Soperfect... I fear that such a visit would be detrimental to my bank balance. Also, arriving home with yet more camera gear (a.k.a....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-01-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,111
Posted By tbhv55
It looks as though you've found your FSU kit, at...

It looks as though you've found your FSU kit, at last, Charles. It's looking good!

As it happens, I was in Plymouth yesterday, but I have to admit that I didn't notice anyone sporting a Zorki/J8...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,111
Posted By tbhv55
Tell me about it! I recently told a photographer...

Tell me about it! I recently told a photographer friend that I wouldn't be buying any more camera equipment this year. Well, since I said that, I've added two film cameras. :o (one FSU ;))
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,111
Posted By tbhv55
Oh, go on, Charles - you know it'd be fun! :D

Oh, go on, Charles - you know it'd be fun! :D
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 4,131
Posted By tbhv55
Just one more comment... the TCL actually looks...

Just one more comment... the TCL actually looks better on the camera, IMO, than it does in pictures of it on the camera.

Before purchasing, I was slightly hesitant, because - from the pictures that...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-10-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 15,664
Posted By tbhv55
That is so very true.

That is so very true.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 4,131
Posted By tbhv55
I got my TCL in February last year, and it stayed...

I got my TCL in February last year, and it stayed on right through until October, when I had something specific to do, for which a 35mm (equivalent) was more suitable. No adverse effects at all.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 4,131
Posted By tbhv55
I've owned the TCL for a year or more, and I've...

I've owned the TCL for a year or more, and I've used it a great deal.

It does a great job, and as a bonus, it looks (IMHO) superb! :)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 4,131
Posted By tbhv55
Perfect summary of the original x100. Mine...

Perfect summary of the original x100.

Mine still produces great images... provided that I manage to play my part properly ;).
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-24-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,105
Posted By tbhv55
Seconded! The SQ cameras are sensibly-priced, and...

Seconded! The SQ cameras are sensibly-priced, and very good.

It takes a short while to dial into their modus operandi (I guess it'd be the same with a Hasselblad), but they're fun once you get with...
Forum: Photo Software 03-17-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By tbhv55
I don't have Elements, but I presume that it has...

I don't have Elements, but I presume that it has (in the merge function dialogue box) a tickbox called "Automatically align source images", or something fairly similar. If so, then enabling this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2019
Replies: 623
Views: 140,209
Posted By tbhv55
Now, that is a absolutely glorious red, Colton. :)

Now, that is a absolutely glorious red, Colton. :)
Forum: Sony RX Series 03-11-2019
Replies: 355
Views: 84,581
Posted By tbhv55
Well seen, @kuuan! A captivating shot.

Well seen, @kuuan! A captivating shot.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-19-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By tbhv55
Surely, a head torch would be the easy answer,...

Surely, a head torch would be the easy answer, here?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2019
Replies: 346
Views: 15,969
Posted By tbhv55
At least a replacement tyre is easier to find...

At least a replacement tyre is easier to find (though not necessarily cheaper) than a good lens. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2019
Replies: 346
Views: 15,969
Posted By tbhv55
Wow! That is impressive; these Takumars must be...

Wow! That is impressive; these Takumars must be built like tanks.

I've got to ask........ was there any damage to the car? ;) :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2019
Replies: 346
Views: 15,969
Posted By tbhv55
+1 to this........... I went on a similar...

+1 to this........... I went on a similar 'journey' some years ago, and reached the same conclusion. :)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-23-2019
Replies: 2,527
Views: 621,276
Posted By tbhv55
Well, congratulations on your x100! It looks as...

Well, congratulations on your x100! It looks as though you don't need to worry about it being "beaten up", since the photographs from it look just fine.

My x100 is now eight years old (but not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 46,882
Posted By tbhv55
Thanks - I think I'll go there, and try that...

Thanks - I think I'll go there, and try that location, at some point. I'd probably use a Bronica 6x6, so the focal lengths will match yours. I don't have a 250mm, so a 150mm will have to do....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 46,882
Posted By tbhv55
Excellent, Charles! I've tried - unsuccessfully -...

Excellent, Charles! I've tried - unsuccessfully - to find better vantage points for a shot of the Brunel Bridge.



Where were you located, for that shot? It looks as though it was in the car...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-08-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By tbhv55
I have a v550 which is (as far as I know, anyway)...

I have a v550 which is (as far as I know, anyway) almost identical to the v500, and I've been very pleased with it. Like Bingley [post #2] I use it for both 35mm and 120 neg scanning, and it easily...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-01-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,755
Posted By tbhv55
Yep - agreed. I got a Bessa R a couple of years...

Yep - agreed. I got a Bessa R a couple of years ago, and the VF is superb. In fact it's a lovely camera all-round. :)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-16-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By tbhv55
Apologies, Pistach. I must have been...

Apologies, Pistach. I must have been "speed-reading" that part of the thread! ;)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-16-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By tbhv55
I wouldn't get too mixed up in using Rawtherapee...

I wouldn't get too mixed up in using Rawtherapee for processing (unless, of course, you want to :)) since it is quite a steep learning curve. It's worth stating that I find it to be an excellent...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-16-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By tbhv55
The OP stated that his version of capture1 won't...

The OP stated that his version of capture1 won't open the Raw files from the GH5 - that's the reason for this thread! :)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-16-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By tbhv55
Another thought: you could download Rawtherapee...

Another thought: you could download Rawtherapee (free), use it simply as a raw converter (to produce a TIF file), and then edit as usual in capture1.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-15-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By tbhv55
I don't know whether there's any specific data in...

I don't know whether there's any specific data in the GH5's Raw files that is only available directly from those (.RW2) files, but if not, then why not download Adobe DNG converter? The GH5 is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By tbhv55
Yes, you'd have to adjust your Sunny-16...

Yes, you'd have to adjust your Sunny-16 calculation to suit the (effective) ISO of each shot, depending on whether you're shooting with, or without, the ND filter. Just use the effective ISO for the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By tbhv55
I'm not sure that I understand.:confused: If you...

I'm not sure that I understand.:confused: If you were to use, say, an ND8 filter (3-stop) then your shutter speed (using the same aperture, of course) would be the same as it would if you were using...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By tbhv55
Simpler (but not, of course, cheaper) would be to...

Simpler (but not, of course, cheaper) would be to use an ND filter to bring your shutter speeds back to where you want them.:)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-13-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,585
Posted By tbhv55
Yes - and IMO, the x100, when wearing the 50mm...

Yes - and IMO, the x100, when wearing the 50mm conversion lens, looks quite superb!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,523
Posted By tbhv55
I had a similar experience with the x100... but...

I had a similar experience with the x100... but only at first. There certainly were some teething problems with the x100 in the first couple of years. Most were fixed over time in firmware updates,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By tbhv55
I don't have any recommendations for a...

I don't have any recommendations for a technician, but I have dealt with LCE on several occasions during the past 10 years or so, and have found them to be very straightforward, with reasonable...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-15-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,217
Posted By tbhv55
In addition to which, the two ratings were from...

In addition to which, the two ratings were from buyers with similarly low ratings (just four, and two). Looks dodgy.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-09-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,202
Posted By tbhv55
I don't have a Leica (never even handled one) so...

I don't have a Leica (never even handled one) so I can easily avoid making a comparison! However, I have owned a Bessa R for about a year and a half, and I find it excellent, in use. I haven't had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,612
Posted By tbhv55
I agree, David - that's why I suggested the c35...

I agree, David - that's why I suggested the c35 in my earlier post.

I have one, and it great to use. Excellent lens, small, light, and just very enjoyable! :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,612
Posted By tbhv55
Great idea! :)

Great idea! :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,612
Posted By tbhv55
Thanks for the correction. I've never actually...

Thanks for the correction. I've never actually used - or even seen - an XA4, so I was simply quoting what I had read (or perhaps, what I thought I'd read! ;)). I'm glad that you've managed to put the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,612
Posted By tbhv55
If it needs to fit in a pocket, then one of the...

If it needs to fit in a pocket, then one of the Olympus XA(x) models would be a good choice. Note that only the XA is a rangefinder - the XA2 and XA3 are zone focus, while the XA1, and XA4 are fixed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,205
Posted By tbhv55
If not, then just make a new (empty) document in...

If not, then just make a new (empty) document in photoshop (or other editor), save it as a Jpeg or TIF file, and load the file onto your tablet.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-23-2018
Replies: 206
Views: 59,719
Posted By tbhv55
I agree - it's a great lens, and I've made many...

I agree - it's a great lens, and I've made many pleasing images with it. The step-less aperture ring is both a blessing, and a nuisance. On the positive side, fine adjustments to exposure can be set...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-17-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,618
Posted By tbhv55
Yes - and the Canon 40mm pancake is an excellent...

Yes - and the Canon 40mm pancake is an excellent lens.

The 40mm focal length hits the 'sweet spot' between 35mm and 50mm, and provides a very comfortable 'feel'. I also use the 40mm (eq.) focal...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 05-27-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By tbhv55
I've only used the A7ii for a few weeks, but I've...

I've only used the A7ii for a few weeks, but I've never noticed it behaving in the manner that you describe, and I'm not aware of it having an "auto sensor clean" function. The sensor cleaning...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-17-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 4,614
Posted By tbhv55
+1........

+1........
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-25-2018
Replies: 2,527
Views: 621,276
Posted By tbhv55
Very nicely done, Mike!

Very nicely done, Mike!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-31-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 7,066
Posted By tbhv55
Neat idea, Ko.Fe! Thanks for posting. The I-61...

Neat idea, Ko.Fe! Thanks for posting.

The I-61 is a great lens, but the focus ring is a little close to the camera body for easy use. This might just be the answer. :)
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-27-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,649
Posted By tbhv55
I completely agree... and "tiring" is a good word...

I completely agree... and "tiring" is a good word to describe dpreview. I'd had enough of it, a long time ago, and I'd almost forgotten that it exists. :)
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-26-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,649
Posted By tbhv55
Thanks - I agree. I'm finding that the...

Thanks - I agree. I'm finding that the "simplicity" thing is playing an increasing role in my approach.

However, it seems that many (most?) manufacturers are stuck on the track of more-and-more...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-25-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,649
Posted By tbhv55
Interesting... care to explain why? Is it only...

Interesting... care to explain why? Is it only the RF shape, or is there something more to it than that?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-27-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 12,267
Posted By tbhv55
I hope you like it! Since getting the TCL-x100,...

I hope you like it!

Since getting the TCL-x100, I'm now trying (for the sake of my bank balance) to pretend that I haven't 'noticed' the 28mm WCL-x100... :eek: ;)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-26-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 12,267
Posted By tbhv55
There isn't much you can do about getting to 21mm...

There isn't much you can do about getting to 21mm on the x100, but you can get the TCL-x100 converter to get 50mm (equivalent). I got one recently, and I'm really enjoying it. It's quite large, and...
Forum: Yashica RF 02-19-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 25,235
Posted By tbhv55
+1........

+1........
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-17-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,034
Posted By tbhv55
I thought you would have - however, I thought it...

I thought you would have - however, I thought it worth asking. After all, just occasionally the dumb questions actually do turn out to be worth asking! :)

I must say that while Fuji make great...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-17-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,034
Posted By tbhv55
I'm going to risk asking an obvious question...

I'm going to risk asking an obvious question here, but presumably you've checked the box for "TOUCH SCREEN MODE" (under the "DISP. CUSTOM SETTING" menu) ?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-09-2018
Replies: 73
Views: 14,044
Posted By tbhv55
Well, naturally! That's compulsory, surely? ;):)

Well, naturally! That's compulsory, surely? ;):)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-07-2018
Replies: 204
Views: 70,311
Posted By tbhv55
That sounds like a bargain, too. As you say, you...

That sounds like a bargain, too. As you say, you seem to be in the right place for them!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-06-2018
Replies: 204
Views: 70,311
Posted By tbhv55
That must be the bargain of the year - especially...

That must be the bargain of the year - especially since it took only half-an-hour to de-haze. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 7,710
Posted By tbhv55
You have my sympathies with this Richard. I don't...

You have my sympathies with this Richard. I don't own a Hasselblad, but I recently acquired a Bronica (my first foray into MF), and I've been having similar difficulties.

At times, it seems as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,263
Posted By tbhv55
If you start with an unfiltered shutter speed of...

If you start with an unfiltered shutter speed of 1/500 of a second, you would need 34 stops of ND filter. In fact, this actually calculates as around 1 year + 1 month, but after so much time, who's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-15-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,136
Posted By tbhv55
Oh yes... Erwitt - simply superb!

Oh yes... Erwitt - simply superb!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-15-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,136
Posted By tbhv55
Yes - one of my favourites. It's good to see that...

Yes - one of my favourites. It's good to see that his work is known further afield. :)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-14-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,474
Posted By tbhv55
I agree. When shooting macro, I find that AF is...

I agree. When shooting macro, I find that AF is almost guaranteed to focus on anything except the intended subject!
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-14-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 13,868
Posted By tbhv55
+1........

+1........
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-11-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 2,770
Posted By tbhv55
Yes, I agree - I've often thought this. My other...

Yes, I agree - I've often thought this. My other 'wish' would be a setting to ensure that the metering system would calculate exposure to the absolute maximum, while still avoiding even a single...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-10-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 2,770
Posted By tbhv55
I get where you're coming from with this, jsr,...

I get where you're coming from with this, jsr, but I'd qualify it by adding an over-ride switch, too.

I really wouldn't want a 'perfect' ;) exposure every time, that was outside of my control - and...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-04-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,508
Posted By tbhv55
That would certainly be true if it were an...

That would certainly be true if it were an interchangeable-lens camera. If, however, it were a fixed lens rangefinder (in the spirit of Fuji's 'Texas Leica', mentioned in post #5), then there'd be no...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-03-2017
Replies: 204
Views: 70,311
Posted By tbhv55
It's great lens, and if the price you paid was...

It's great lens, and if the price you paid was "satisfactory" then that's what counts. :)

Enjoy it... and post some results when they're to hand.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-27-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By tbhv55
Try searching on-line for Matt's classic cameras...

Try searching on-line for Matt's classic cameras website, navigate to the 35rc page, and scroll to the bottom. There you'll find some (hopefully) useful links. :) (Matt's is another useful site, too)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-26-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By tbhv55
Unless you're looking for a paper version, you...

Unless you're looking for a paper version, you can download one at manualslib dot com.

Hope this helps. :)

Edit: apologies - I missed the word "service" in your post... :o

2nd edit: I've just...
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-18-2017
Replies: 2,533
Views: 366,710
Posted By tbhv55
Sorry that you're not in a position to buy any of...

Sorry that you're not in a position to buy any of it, but at least it's good to hear that some of it will be used and enjoyed by someone.
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-18-2017
Replies: 2,533
Views: 366,710
Posted By tbhv55
There's something rather poignant about all the...

There's something rather poignant about all the clocks being stopped at the same time - even though it's perfectly obvious that they would stop when the power was cut.

Is it possible to rescue the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,125
Posted By tbhv55
Yes - I used to follow the sport very...

Yes - I used to follow the sport very closely.

The list of seriously good drivers is hardly a long one, but the list of 'other-worldly' talents is very short: Jim Clark, Ayrton Senna... ummmm......
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-12-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 5,401
Posted By tbhv55
I didn't intend my post to be a distraction - I,...

I didn't intend my post to be a distraction - I, too, would rather concentrate on the photography than on the equipment. It was simply that I watched the video and was struck by the fact that he was...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-11-2017
Replies: 174
Views: 31,992
Posted By tbhv55
+1.............

+1.............
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-09-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 5,401
Posted By tbhv55
The camera he's using in the Youtube video on the...

The camera he's using in the Youtube video on the link, looks more like a Panasonic compact (don't know which model), than the Sony RX100 series. Not that it changes the essence of what's being...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-03-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,435
Posted By tbhv55
That sounds like a good deal. Mine came with a...

That sounds like a good deal. Mine came with a lens, so it's difficult to compare properly, but at 135, yours sounds like a bargain - presuming that it's in nice condition.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-03-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,435
Posted By tbhv55
I was unaware of this. That's a very useful tip -...

I was unaware of this. That's a very useful tip - thanks!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-01-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,435
Posted By tbhv55
Well done, and congratulations! I picked up an...

Well done, and congratulations! I picked up an 'R' a few months ago - I find it very good to use. I also like how it looks.

I guess - if I'm being honest - I'm still intrigued by Leicas, but (for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By tbhv55
Ok, thanks - I thought there must have been a...

Ok, thanks - I thought there must have been a mistake!

Anyway, good to know that the quality is decent... thanks again.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By tbhv55
I'm confused - I've just checked the Photo...

I'm confused - I've just checked the Photo Express site, and I can't see how you manage to get develop & scan for 3.50... :confused: Am I missing something?

BTW, how's the quality of the result?...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-18-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 11,776
Posted By tbhv55
You seem to have learned quickly...! ;):)

You seem to have learned quickly...! ;):)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-11-2017
Replies: 204
Views: 70,311
Posted By tbhv55
Ok - got it. Thanks for the information. :) I...

Ok - got it. Thanks for the information. :)



I see what you're saying, but the last photo in the series seems to contradict that. :confused: Presumably, it's possible to focus in the 'middle...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2017
Replies: 204
Views: 70,311
Posted By tbhv55
I'm interested that you have an m39 to EOS...

I'm interested that you have an m39 to EOS adapter. I understood that the m39/LTM lens mount was not compatible with EOS - is that incorrect? I often wished that I could use my Canon 50mm f/1.8 LTM...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-23-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By tbhv55
I can easily see how you might reach this...

I can easily see how you might reach this conclusion. Lately, following a long period of using an assortment of other cameras - and largely ignoring my x100(original) - I've resumed using the x100...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-09-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,773
Posted By tbhv55
Another vote for Rawtherapee here. Great...

Another vote for Rawtherapee here. Great program.

The latest version (v5.2) is still exhibiting a couple of small bugs, but they'll deal with those soon. Can't grumble, since it's free... and very...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-24-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By tbhv55
Yes, wolves3012 is right on it with his post:...

Yes, wolves3012 is right on it with his post: DON'T format it. Formatting risks losing the whole lot (depending upon the type of format, as wolves said). Firstly, don't use the card for anything at...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-19-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By tbhv55
Hmmm... I would see your buying/selling...

Hmmm... I would see your buying/selling experience as showing that x-E1 prices are remarkably stable, rather than unstable. :confused:

I reckon that many other brands would probably have given you...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-10-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,206
Posted By tbhv55
Yes - I entirely agree! :)

Yes - I entirely agree! :)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-10-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,206
Posted By tbhv55
I agree - this is very much part of it, IMO. I...

I agree - this is very much part of it, IMO.

I shoot both film and digital (though digital is a much higher percentage of my shooting, because it wins hands-down for convenience). However, I find...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-21-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 12,267
Posted By tbhv55
Initially, I had similar problems with mine, but...

Initially, I had similar problems with mine, but switching to back-button focus changed all that. :)
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-04-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,075
Posted By tbhv55
I'm interested in this - I'd been considering an...

I'm interested in this - I'd been considering an A7ii, but have gone a little cool on the idea. Would you mind describing the sensor issues on the A7ii?

Also, the "wow" comment interests me. I've...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-27-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 12,267
Posted By tbhv55
This would have been my third suggestion... if I...

This would have been my third suggestion... if I had remembered it for my previous post!;)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-26-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 12,267
Posted By tbhv55
Looks like a very nice example! In case you're...

Looks like a very nice example! In case you're new to the x100, I'd advise two things (which will be very obvious, if you're not new to it ;)):-Get a couple of spare batteries.

Make sure that it's...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 05-22-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 6,441
Posted By tbhv55
Long shot question;) - you wouldn't happen to be...

Long shot question;) - you wouldn't happen to be doing these conversions commercially, would you? I have a defunct GTN, and would potentially be in the market for a conversion to Sony E-mount. TIA.
Forum: Photo Software 05-16-2017
Replies: 105
Views: 8,236
Posted By tbhv55
Although I have had the Nik collection for some...

Although I have had the Nik collection for some time, I admit to having ignored Viveza:o. I think I might have opened it perhaps once or twice, and then not bothered with it again... until now, that...
Forum: Photo Software 05-16-2017
Replies: 105
Views: 8,236
Posted By tbhv55
+1 to this.

+1 to this.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 25,223
Posted By tbhv55
I completely agree on this. Perhaps it's simply...

I completely agree on this. Perhaps it's simply because I had split-screen focus on my first cameras around 40 years ago (when it was more-or-less the norm), but I've always preferred this system.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 25,223
Posted By tbhv55
If you'd kept it a little longer, you might have...

If you'd kept it a little longer, you might have enjoyed it! :p;) I'll admit that - initially, and even after the first firmware update - I shared your view, but subsequent updates made it much more...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-08-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 12,267
Posted By tbhv55
Set the camera to Manual Focus. Then go into the...

Set the camera to Manual Focus. Then go into the menus, and set the AE/AF-LOCK button (a.k.a. 'back' button) to AF LOCK ONLY. Then you can use the AE/AF-LOCK button for 'focus and re-compose'...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-08-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 12,267
Posted By tbhv55
The AF (set up for back-button focus) on my...

The AF (set up for back-button focus) on my original x100 with the latest firmware, is just fine for my purposes.

I wouldn't try to shoot fast-moving sports with it, but I doubt that many people...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-04-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 25,223
Posted By tbhv55
My x10 was similar - except that I sometimes got...

My x10 was similar - except that I sometimes got decent images. It turned out to be a problem with the AF. Sent it for repair, but the problem was still there afterwards, so I sold it. :(
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-03-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,112
Posted By tbhv55
I agree - I'd have thought they would be required...

I agree - I'd have thought they would be required to operate to the Standard, in order to use the ISO rating.
However, if you looked at the sites I mentioned, you will have seen that there are plenty...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-03-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,112
Posted By tbhv55
I would suggest checking that your Dynamic Range...

I would suggest checking that your Dynamic Range setting is at 100% (=OFF), if only to avoid potential confusion.

I've seen discussions on 'fujix-forum' and 'fujixseries' on the subject of Fuji's...
Forum: Chris Crawford 04-23-2017
Replies: 2,533
Views: 366,710
Posted By tbhv55
Thanks for the details. Just thought I'd say that...

Thanks for the details. Just thought I'd say that I wasn't trying to be a 'gear-head';) - it was simply that I liked the colours/tones, and wondered how you got them. This is digital processing which...
Forum: Chris Crawford 04-22-2017
Replies: 2,533
Views: 366,710
Posted By tbhv55
Well seen! Great colours and tones... if you...

Well seen! Great colours and tones... if you don't mind my asking, what did you take this with?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-27-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2,243
Posted By tbhv55
My guess would be that you have the Dynamic Range...

My guess would be that you have the Dynamic Range setting on something other than DR100 (DR100 equates to OFF). If this setting is not on DR100, the camera is then at liberty to use higher ISO values...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-25-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,969
Posted By tbhv55
This is normal on the x100.

This is normal on the x100.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-08-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,969
Posted By tbhv55
Many thanks - very useful information. :)

Many thanks - very useful information. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,882
Posted By tbhv55
Something doesn't look right with this. Here, in...

Something doesn't look right with this. Here, in the UK, Poundland (our equivalent of a Dollar Store) sells a 24-roll of Agfa Vista Plus 200 for 1 (of course! ;)), and that's currently $1.645 CAD....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By tbhv55
I agree. (I presume that you meant "The Reverse...

I agree. (I presume that you meant "The Reverse Side" series... under the "Northern Capital" heading?)

Some excellent stuff in there, IMO.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By tbhv55
On the home page of his website (all in Russian),...

On the home page of his website (all in Russian), there is a small tab in the top right-hand corner containing the letters "EN". On clicking this, the site converts to English.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-26-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,969
Posted By tbhv55
Many thanks for the reply - when I read it, I...

Many thanks for the reply - when I read it, I realised that I knew this from a number of years ago, but it needed your post to jog my memory. It's an age thing... :rolleyes:

Thanks again.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-25-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,969
Posted By tbhv55
This might be a little OT - but only slightly,...

This might be a little OT - but only slightly, since the thread is entitled "Just got a new-to-me Bessa R". I've just got a Bessa R, and it's my first foray into 'Bessa-land'.

I now need to get...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-14-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By tbhv55
I'm no expert on the J-9 (or on anything, for...

I'm no expert on the J-9 (or on anything, for that matter;)) but when I CLA'd my J-8, I followed advice that I found here on RFF, and used Lithium grease on the helicoil.

That was about five years...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-17-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 11,196
Posted By tbhv55
I can't say that I'd agree with that, but... ...

I can't say that I'd agree with that, but...


... I can say that I'd agree with this! ;):)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-05-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,824
Posted By tbhv55
I thought someone should point out that you'll be...

I thought someone should point out that you'll be 84 by then...! :)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-22-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 4,127
Posted By tbhv55
Definitely! No lever, no deal... ;):)

Definitely!

No lever, no deal... ;):)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-22-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 4,127
Posted By tbhv55
It's a pity. I'm sure that if this were the case,...

It's a pity. I'm sure that if this were the case, I would own one right now... and would probably have had several of the intermediate releases between 1 and 10.

I have seen the comment before on...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-21-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,548
Posted By tbhv55
Ouch! Good point, though! ;)

Ouch! Good point, though! ;)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-17-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,894
Posted By tbhv55
Yes, my x100 (original) has this problem. It's...

Yes, my x100 (original) has this problem. It's irritating, but since I use only back-button focus, it doesn't bother me enough to spend money on getting it fixed.

I once tried repeatedly turning the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4,090
Posted By tbhv55
Oh well, we're all different. I do have the same...

Oh well, we're all different. I do have the same sort of reaction as you to the 'saturation point and beyond' mentality, but I also notice that the irritation level has increased with age. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4,090
Posted By tbhv55
Sorry to be (perhaps) predictable, but I reckon...

Sorry to be (perhaps) predictable, but I reckon that it's an age thing... :)
Forum: Photo Software 11-15-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,896
Posted By tbhv55
I have seen a couple of dedicated PSD file...

I have seen a couple of dedicated PSD file recovery programs available on the 'net. Note that this is NOT a recommendation, since I haven't used any of them. However, they might be worth a careful...
Forum: Sony RX Series 11-10-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,711
Posted By tbhv55
I've taken to using a mechanical cable again,...

I've taken to using a mechanical cable again, screwed into the tapered thread on the shutter button. I find that this set-up works really well, and somehow feels a little more 'connected' with the...
Forum: Sony RX Series 11-10-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,711
Posted By tbhv55
I agree. I don't want to sound like a whinger,...

I agree. I don't want to sound like a whinger, since RFF is a great site and this is my only complaint... but I must say that this particular aspect is a PITA.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-07-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,535
Posted By tbhv55
Yes, that's them. They were created, IIRC, some...

Yes, that's them.

They were created, IIRC, some years ago, from an optical company (SRB) and an engineering company (Griturn) to create SRB Griturn. Perhaps they've now dropped the Griturn bit, for...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-06-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,535
Posted By tbhv55
I presume that you're referring to the UK company...

I presume that you're referring to the UK company called SRB Griturn? (If not, then you can ignore the following :)) :-

I have two ND filters by SRB Griturn, and I have found them to be very good....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-06-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,277
Posted By tbhv55
Apologies... I'm not 'qualified' to answer that,...

Apologies... I'm not 'qualified' to answer that, since mine is the black version (1974), and I've never used a chrome J-8. I've read differing reports on the differences between the black and the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-06-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,277
Posted By tbhv55
I have only two types of FSU rangefinder lenses -...

I have only two types of FSU rangefinder lenses - a J-8 and an I-61, and luckily, mine are both good examples. They are also fairly similar in performance. However, if pressed to choose one of them,...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-26-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,627
Posted By tbhv55
I've just seen one advertised - if you're...

I've just seen one advertised - if you're interested, PM me for details.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-23-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,350
Posted By tbhv55
Well, I don't have direct experience of Leica...

Well, I don't have direct experience of Leica equipment, but I can believe what you say! :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-23-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,350
Posted By tbhv55
True - the grease can be a real problem. I...

True - the grease can be a real problem. I stripped down one of my Jupiter 8s and the I-61 L/D, cleaned them with isopropyl alcohol, and re-lubed with lithium grease.

The improvement was...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-23-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,350
Posted By tbhv55
Likewise... I gave up the sharpness thing a few...

Likewise... I gave up the sharpness thing a few years ago. A mug's game, IMO. The 'look' of the rendering is of much greater interest to me, now.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-23-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,350
Posted By tbhv55
I agree - as it happens, I have the...

I agree - as it happens, I have the following:-Industar I-61 (x1)
Industar I-61 L/D (x1)
Jupiter 8 (x3)
Canon f/1.8 LTM (x1)
I see little to choose between them at 'normal' apertures, unless you're a...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-11-2016
Replies: 174
Views: 31,992
Posted By tbhv55
Not me - I only put the grid overlay on :)......

Not me - I only put the grid overlay on :)... grouchos_tash made the shot.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-11-2016
Replies: 174
Views: 31,992
Posted By tbhv55
Good point! I have no complaints about my J-8...

Good point! I have no complaints about my J-8 either:) (or my Industar I-61L/D...)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-10-2016
Replies: 174
Views: 31,992
Posted By tbhv55
See attached - I've put a grid overlay on the...

See attached - I've put a grid overlay on the image that you posted. There is a little distortion, but I wouldn't say that it's excessive. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,319
Posted By tbhv55
Well said!

Well said!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,674
Posted By tbhv55
Me too... in my case, the "mood or whim" factor...

Me too... in my case, the "mood or whim" factor frequently outweighs the "task at hand" factor, despite the reverse being perhaps the more rational approach. :)
Forum: Yashica RF 08-27-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 25,235
Posted By tbhv55
Excellent photography, by a very capable...

Excellent photography, by a very capable photographer.

The GSN is a very nice rangefinder film camera, and it played its part in these photographs, too. I just wish that I could get similar results...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-27-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,668
Posted By tbhv55
I agree. I had never heard of him either (despite...

I agree. I had never heard of him either (despite being in the UK:o), but having now seen his work, I'm impressed.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-19-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 4,736
Posted By tbhv55
Good one...! :D

Good one...! :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 8,999
Posted By tbhv55
I hope you're right. I'll wait (not very:))...

I hope you're right. I'll wait (not very:)) patiently...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 8,999
Posted By tbhv55
That's a perfect summary of the c35 - except...

That's a perfect summary of the c35 - except that, IIRC, mine cost 10 (but who's counting? :D)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 8,999
Posted By tbhv55
+1 on this. I know that I'm repeating myself...

+1 on this. I know that I'm repeating myself (from a thread on RFF some time ago) but I still reckon that a digital XA should be technically possible. Whether it would be *viable* is another...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-12-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By tbhv55
By coincidence, I recently found a used copy of...

By coincidence, I recently found a used copy of "Personal Exposures" for sale. Although I'd heard of him long before, it's actually my first introduction to his work:o. A quick browse of the book was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 6,108
Posted By tbhv55
On reading this, it suddenly seemed as though I...

On reading this, it suddenly seemed as though I was back at work... :eek::)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 6,108
Posted By tbhv55
Likewise! :)

Likewise! :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 6,108
Posted By tbhv55
In the UK, I keep hearing this in the form "going...

In the UK, I keep hearing this in the form "going forward". I hear it mostly from CEOs in media interviews, when talking about how they're going change (ruin?;)) their companies.

To me, it always...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 6,108
Posted By tbhv55
That made me laugh...! :)

That made me laugh...! :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 6,108
Posted By tbhv55
I agree!! Very irritating. My contribution...:...

I agree!! Very irritating.

My contribution...: "very unique" :mad:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-01-2016
Replies: 675
Views: 84,585
Posted By tbhv55
Like it! :) I see that you're having some great...

Like it! :) I see that you're having some great summer weather, too...! :(
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-25-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,594
Posted By tbhv55
Ok, got it! I still reckon that 'having fun' is...

Ok, got it!

I still reckon that 'having fun' is right up there, though! :)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-25-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,594
Posted By tbhv55
If that's how you see it, then that's fine....

If that's how you see it, then that's fine. However, you seem to be suggesting that only results matter - I was simply agreeing with dee's reference to having fun in using the camera. Note also that...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-25-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,594
Posted By tbhv55
And THAT'S the main thing!

And THAT'S the main thing!
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-18-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,076
Posted By tbhv55
I don't have the 27mm, but I recently borrowed...

I don't have the 27mm, but I recently borrowed one, briefly, to use on my x-E1. It is very light and compact; good image quality; pleasant to use.

I'm fairly comfortable with the lenses that I...
Forum: Yashica RF 07-11-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,836
Posted By tbhv55
Thanks for the information. As stated, I wasn't...

Thanks for the information. As stated, I wasn't sure whether the Yashica was the only camera to do this - I certainly didn't know about the Olympus models.
Forum: Yashica RF 07-10-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,836
Posted By tbhv55
Yes - and IIRC, it was the first (and perhaps the...

Yes - and IIRC, it was the first (and perhaps the only?) camera to continue metering through the exposure period.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-10-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,940
Posted By tbhv55
It's a 'no-name' adapter, purchased on the big...

It's a 'no-name' adapter, purchased on the big auction site. However, I got lucky, in that it worked out Ok.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-10-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,940
Posted By tbhv55
If you're going to get an m39 adapter, then I...

If you're going to get an m39 adapter, then I recommend getting one which has built-in adjustment. My first one did not have adjustment, and my m39 lenses, when fitted, would have the 'top' of the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-06-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,103
Posted By tbhv55
Many thanks for these details. However, I think...

Many thanks for these details.
However, I think that I've just realised the problem: when I read your post I was thinking Jupiter 8, but I've actually been using an Industar I-61 on my x-E1 for some...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-05-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,103
Posted By tbhv55
I agree - very nice work! Your subjects appear...

I agree - very nice work! Your subjects appear very happy to be photographed, and that's an achievement in itself. The results are very pleasing indeed.

Are these Jpegs straight from the x-E2,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-26-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 5,779
Posted By tbhv55
Well said...

Well said...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,702
Posted By tbhv55
Well, it wouldn't have ended if the situation had...

Well, it wouldn't have ended if the situation had been reversed, either. Here's a quote from the Mirror newspaper website, from an interview with Mr Farage on 16th May:

"Nigel Farage warns today he...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,702
Posted By tbhv55
You're right. The British people been fed an...

You're right. The British people been fed an unrelenting diet of poison about the EU by our media for the past 20-30 years, and some of it (probably a LOT of it) was bound to get through - especially...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,702
Posted By tbhv55
As per my previous post... embarrassed by hostile...

As per my previous post... embarrassed by hostile attitudes to foreigners. And, yes, even towards Americans sometimes, I'm sad to say.

I find ALL such behaviour obnoxious, and embarrassing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,702
Posted By tbhv55
And, of course, Mr Johnson isn't....

And, of course, Mr Johnson isn't. :rolleyes:


Austerity and public service cuts that have been visited upon us, with huge enthusiasm, by the UK (Tory) government, NOT by the EU.


Speak for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,702
Posted By tbhv55
With respect, that's not really the point - for...

With respect, that's not really the point - for me, at least. It's actually about symbolism. I wanted to be part of the EU because I believe in internationalism.
The hostile - and at times, bellicose...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,702
Posted By tbhv55
If you could provide contact details for the...

If you could provide contact details for the ticket office...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,702
Posted By tbhv55
I hope that you're right, and I wish I had your...

I hope that you're right, and I wish I had your certitude. The polls are finely balanced, and given their hopeless lack of accuracy in last year's election, it's far too close for my liking.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-12-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 21,680
Posted By tbhv55
Agreed - a true classic. I couldn't really see...

Agreed - a true classic.

I couldn't really see how there would be an intentional link, but the wording was so close, that I just had to ask...:)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-12-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 21,680
Posted By tbhv55
Joan Armatrading? Or maybe I'm way off track...:)

Joan Armatrading? Or maybe I'm way off track...:)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-11-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 21,680
Posted By tbhv55
I agree - I have the LX100, and like it very...

I agree - I have the LX100, and like it very much, but I have noticed the same thing. I find it difficult to pin down precisely what the difference is, but for me it does seem to be there. I did make...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-06-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,455
Posted By tbhv55
I've never used (or even handled) the XF 60mm...

I've never used (or even handled) the XF 60mm macro, but I've seen many very positive reviews, so this is probably the way to go - especially if you want to avoid the 'complications' of extension...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-06-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,455
Posted By tbhv55
Yes, that's basically true. However, you can also...

Yes, that's basically true. However, you can also get stepping rings to accommodate different filter thread sizes. I bought one just a couple of months ago, and the price was around 5... roughly...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-06-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,455
Posted By tbhv55
I don't have any experience of extension tubes...

I don't have any experience of extension tubes with the Fuji system - however, I'd agree with the previous post i.e. that a close-up lens can deliver the goods. Buy wisely, and use it on a lens of...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-03-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,057
Posted By tbhv55
Good luck! There's far too much of this erosion...

Good luck! There's far too much of this erosion of pay and conditions for those who are not in the upper echelons, while those at the top continue to dip their snouts deeper into the trough...:mad:
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-27-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 5,764
Posted By tbhv55
@Kuvvy... great set of photos there. The...

@Kuvvy... great set of photos there. The favourite - for me - is DSCF3744. Wonderful sense of looking down into the dark gloomy shadows. (Presumably, a canal?)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-05-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,789
Posted By tbhv55
Presuming that you haven't been unlucky enough to...

Presuming that you haven't been unlucky enough to land a 'duffer', then you should be very pleased. Image quality from a decent J-8 is pretty good. My experience that it's very nice from f/4...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,789
Posted By tbhv55
I did the same on a J-8, a few years ago, and...

I did the same on a J-8, a few years ago, and it's very satisfying to bring a lens back to good condition. I, too, used Lithium grease for lubricating the focus, but used (IIRC) isopropyl alcohol for...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-19-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,627
Posted By tbhv55
:) Ha! (It took me a couple of seconds, but I got...

:) Ha! (It took me a couple of seconds, but I got there eventually;))
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-16-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,631
Posted By tbhv55
The Decisive Moment, presumably? I've never seen...

The Decisive Moment, presumably? I've never seen a copy, although I'm familiar with a good number of the photos in it. I'd be interested in your assessment, when you have had a chance to absorb...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-10-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 21,680
Posted By tbhv55
Thanks - pretty minimal, then! It looks as though...

Thanks - pretty minimal, then! It looks as though the 109 gives more subtle colours than the LX100 (which I have). For some subjects, I find the LX100 colours to be excellent, but your image shows a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-10-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 21,680
Posted By tbhv55
Nice muted colours - is that straight OOC, or...

Nice muted colours - is that straight OOC, or post-processed?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,657
Posted By tbhv55
Well played, sir..! (Is that the correct...

Well played, sir..! (Is that the correct 'cricketing speak'...?;):D)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,657
Posted By tbhv55
Glad to hear that the cricket raised your...

Glad to hear that the cricket raised your spirits, although I have to admit to a total disinterest in the game. However, the prospect of snagging an M2 or M4-2, on the other hand, is a far more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,657
Posted By tbhv55
A real pain - and not just because of the money...

A real pain - and not just because of the money and/or the annoyance of the dispute procedure. When making a purchase such as this, the sense of anticipation is an essential part of the enjoyment....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-23-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,831
Posted By tbhv55
So true... I frequently use even...

So true... I frequently use even 'auto-everything' cameras in manual exposure (and focus), just because it is more (as you say) satisfying to judge the exposure. To me, it feels like being more...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-20-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4,043
Posted By tbhv55
^^^ WHS - except that I reckon he meant...

^^^ WHS - except that I reckon he meant "wrong"... ;):D
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-19-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By tbhv55
Lithium grease seems popular in recent years....

Lithium grease seems popular in recent years. Having read about it, I used it when re-building an I-61 L/D about three years ago, and FWIW, the results have been very good, to date. :)
Forum: Sony RX Series 03-14-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,711
Posted By tbhv55
I agree - there's a surprising dearth of RX10...

I agree - there's a surprising dearth of RX10 information.:(

GaryLH is right about the operational similarities to the RX100, and his suggestions probably represent the best approach.
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