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Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-16-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,309
Posted By felipe
Definitive price for Bessa III from voigtlaender.de

http://www.voigtlaender.de/cms/voigtlaender/voigtlaender_cms.nsf/id/pa_fdih7jzjul.html


Just saw it, don't shoot the messenger! ,)

1.999 Euros

Here's hoping the actual street price will drop below...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-06-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By felipe
Another 28mm question!

Hey guys and gals, reposting this from the optics forum..

I've been using my "digital M-supplement" aka the Sigma DP1 a lot lately and basically I'd like a lens that produces that look, only a few...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-13-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,913
Posted By felipe
I didn't take offence, I didn't take it as a cue...

I didn't take offence, I didn't take it as a cue to apologise, and I think you are quite right in your assumptions. Infact I can't think up any other reason but yours (on why the folks don't...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-13-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,913
Posted By felipe
Pherdinand, thanks, critisism very much...

Pherdinand, thanks, critisism very much appreciated!

I know I am not a rethoric wunderkind and I edited the initial post to bring some more structure to it FWIW. If anyone else has anything to add...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-13-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,913
Posted By felipe
Erik, Since you asked, you could sign our...

Erik,
Since you asked, you could sign our petition, or any other for that matter!
Speak up while you still can, you don't have to make a living in this industry to oppose the bill or give voice to...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-12-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,913
Posted By felipe
Rich, if you bitch about this, I hope you're...

Rich, if you bitch about this, I hope you're bitchin about OW too. :angel:

I may be the DEVIOUS, arrogant prick, but sitting it out and playing nice is not one of my qualities.

Chris,
I hear ya!...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-12-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,913
Posted By felipe
Pherdi, Robert, Kevin and John, Chris thanks a...

Pherdi, Robert, Kevin and John, Chris thanks a bunch for signing the petition, I hope we can make a point, with 474 people and counting!


But time to cut the crap!

I posted the first thread on...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-11-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,913
Posted By felipe
Everybody, thanks to all of you who contributed...

Everybody, thanks to all of you who contributed so far, keep the posts coming!

Ken, while it may be frustrating to find out that the people who should care actually don't, it's important folks like...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-11-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,913
Posted By felipe
My bad, updated the link. Apologies! Phil

My bad, updated the link. Apologies!

Phil
Forum: RFF Polls 05-11-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,913
Posted By felipe
I reposted the whole thread (since you can't just...

I reposted the whole thread (since you can't just edit polls...duh), the five people who voted, please vote again!

Thanks Rich for pointing out the public poll thing, must have been the late hour...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-11-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,913
Posted By felipe
Question "Orphan Works" poll

I'm picking up on Simons idea to post a poll about the "Orphan Works" bill, to raise further attention on the matter, and to see where we stand here.

WHAT IS ORPHAN WORKS?
In short, Orphan works is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-09-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,128
Posted By felipe
Bill, Maybe my last post ended up sounding a...

Bill,

Maybe my last post ended up sounding a little too vague.
I know the are members here who care about their rights and speak up if they feel something's fishy, and you know that includes...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-09-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,128
Posted By felipe
Well, this is getting mighty frustrating. None...

Well, this is getting mighty frustrating.

None of you feel concerned about this?

Is it the fact that you might think everything will be "all right" in the end?!
You think you won't be affected?

I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,128
Posted By felipe
John, Thanks for your input! I think the issue...

John, Thanks for your input!

I think the issue is more in the lines of: There will quite possibly be a new law which will make it potentially legal for anyone (big guys, small guys, does it matter?)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-30-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,128
Posted By felipe
There surely are provisions to make ripping your...

There surely are provisions to make ripping your images more difficult, but try sending a client the requested work with your credits in bold type all over the images, or even as a small credit line...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-30-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,128
Posted By felipe
Hey folks, My PM inbox was full since I wasn't...

Hey folks,

My PM inbox was full since I wasn't aware of the new 20 messages limit, please send them again if you didn't come through!

Cheers,
Phil
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,128
Posted By felipe
An urgent call to all professional photographers, illustrators, visual artists!

Some of you may already be familiar with the Orphan works bill which as of the moment is still pending in US congress.

In short, Orphan works is meant to facilitate the appropriation of photos,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-05-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 6,102
Posted By felipe
Actually most of the time the only thing wrong...

Actually most of the time the only thing wrong with the machine is the user sitting in front of it, but you're right the finder definetly is the worst part of OS X.. :)

Like I said I do make...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-05-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 6,102
Posted By felipe
Thanks guys, I guess I have to buy either Data...

Thanks guys, I guess I have to buy either Data Rescue II or File Salvage, both were able to find at least SOMETHING (2.5gb of illustrator EPS files for instance..uhu)
I guess my 3 missing EPS files...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-04-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 6,102
Posted By felipe
OT: Mac OSX' "replace folder" NOT undoable!!!

I just lost a days work by replacing a ******* folder in OSx.

What OsX does is delete the folder that's being replaced and then move over the new one.

While I admit that this is pretty much the way...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-22-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By felipe
Have you ruled out the scanner as a culprit? If...

Have you ruled out the scanner as a culprit?
If you're using glasless slides and it's hot,humid or whatnot the film might curl and give you those neat out of focus effects. :)

Another reason might...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-22-2005
Replies: 31
Views: 13,578
Posted By felipe
Rover, actually I'm selling it at $570 US...

Rover, actually I'm selling it at $570 US greenbacks, (~670 in $CAD). (Ex. Shipping, that is..)

You're right about the tabbed ones going for more than the current version though. Maybe they are more...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-18-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By felipe
Dave, Could you post a detailed workflow...

Dave,

Could you post a detailed workflow description?
Maybe you're just missing the obvious, at least this is what happens to me most of the time.. :)

Cheers,
Phil
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-18-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By felipe
I use the Epson drivers. (The ones shipping with...

I use the Epson drivers. (The ones shipping with tiger are the GIMP drivers.)

You might want to take a look at this:
http://www.mymac.ws/mac-printing-from-photoshop-12598.html

Keep in mind this...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-18-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By felipe
Another 10.4 user with a Dual Scan IV, no...

Another 10.4 user with a Dual Scan IV, no problems..

Dave,
I'm using the 2100/2200 with 10.4 without a problem, have you tried uninstalling the driver and preference panes etc?

Cheers,
Phil
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-13-2005
Replies: 86
Views: 3,333
Posted By felipe
Is it just me or are the DCwatch samples lacking...

Is it just me or are the DCwatch samples lacking sharpness and details?
Colors seem fine but isn't the noise a bit over the top for roughly ISO200?

The results I've seen from my Oly-5050 had less...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-11-2005
Replies: 28
Views: 2,821
Posted By felipe
I tried a loaner xpan with 45mm and 90mm in...

I tried a loaner xpan with 45mm and 90mm in addition to the leica on a smaller job last april, some of the contacts (only uploaded the people shots) can be found...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-14-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,710
Posted By felipe
You can actually find the answer to your question...

You can actually find the answer to your question in this forum, 13 threads down from yours.. :D

www.artbig.com

The camera handles foolproof EXCEPT for one thing (yes I found it out the hard way...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,413
Posted By felipe
UPDATE: For anyone else having this problem: I...

UPDATE:

For anyone else having this problem:

I managed to be forwarded to the "uber-geek-knowitall-support-hotline" at T-online, and I was told this was indeed the ISPs problem, they told me I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,413
Posted By felipe
Thanks guys, You're right is seems to be working...

Thanks guys,

You're right is seems to be working for at least our neighbors too.

Might be a local problem though, as some of my friends in and arround town can't access either and they're all using...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-31-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,413
Posted By felipe
OT: Photo.net down?

Anyone else having problems when accessing photo.net lately?
Whenever I try I get "operation timed out" and this has been going on since thursday..

I'm already missing the war zone. :D

phil
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-29-2005
Replies: 36
Views: 1,908
Posted By felipe
This is one of the nicest places on the web to...

This is one of the nicest places on the web to hang out and surely the best camera related forum I know.

Thanks Jorge and all of you folks for making this a unique place!

cheers,
Phil
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-20-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,749
Posted By felipe
Judging from the serial number it is/was a late...

Judging from the serial number it is/was a late 2.8F, and it definetly had the metering cells under the Rolleiflex nameplate.
It has an ISO/ASA knob too so it's safe to assume the wiring for the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-20-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,749
Posted By felipe
Thats good news actually, but considering someone...

Thats good news actually, but considering someone else just won the auction I won't be able to do it.. :(

Who would have thought that in the last 3 seconds...oh well

Thanks for your help anyway, if...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-20-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,749
Posted By felipe
[OT] Rolleiflex 2.8F metering knob?

Does anybody know if and more importantly HOW to retrofit a Rolleiflex 2.8F with the metering knob?

Do you just buy one of the meters, remove the plastic cover off the focussing knob, put the meter...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-19-2005
Replies: 43
Views: 2,096
Posted By felipe
Bill, I second Walker - talk to the local...

Bill, I second Walker - talk to the local Postmaster, or file a complaint with USPS (if they have such thing)

I've had some very similar experiences with our then new delivery man (a private...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-19-2005
Replies: 43
Views: 2,096
Posted By felipe
Bill, hope it arrives after all, maybe the seller...

Bill, hope it arrives after all, maybe the seller just didn't write the adress clearly enough for an "untrained USPS contractor eye"...

As to your comment about insurance being sort of a bribe, I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2005
Replies: 26
Views: 2,082
Posted By felipe
Happy Birthday! Keep the photos coming! :) phil

Happy Birthday!
Keep the photos coming! :)

phil
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 2,056
Posted By felipe
Same problem here..I'm leaning towards an M2 as...

Same problem here..I'm leaning towards an M2 as I'm already used to the 0.72 finder. In the end it boils down to which one can be had cheaper I guess..

but at the moment I'm lusting for a Riviera...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-03-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 3,115
Posted By felipe
75 Eurobucks incl. shipping.. They pop up on...

75 Eurobucks incl. shipping..

They pop up on ebay uk from time to time, last auction I missed was 35 + shipping, so you might find one faster than you think.. :)

Good luck!
Phil
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-03-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 3,115
Posted By felipe
Jobo Duolab

Just won meself a nice little jobo duolab on ewbay!

Anyone ever had one of these? Any tips?

And aww it was cheeeeap! I love people buying digital cameras :D

phil
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-03-2005
Replies: 36
Views: 1,997
Posted By felipe
I am stunned by his Alexs persistence in trying...

I am stunned by his Alexs persistence in trying to "mark" Jorge with being racist yet completely ignoring everyone elses points.
Given he didn't even bother to email Jorge privately first, his...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-02-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 4,136
Posted By felipe
Kevin, the camera will use the speed you manually...

Kevin, the camera will use the speed you manually set, hence the name manual mode :p

The Hexar switches from average (P, A) to spot metering when turned to M, which is very convenient (speaking...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-02-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By felipe
Very nice pics Bertram, and I see Le Chartier is...

Very nice pics Bertram, and I see Le Chartier is still there! It's grown rather touristy but I guess the menu is still affordable enough to justify a visit. Still have the old menu from 1994, blew my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2005
Replies: 37
Views: 15,500
Posted By felipe
Peter, I guess any textile marker will do, FWIW I...

Peter,
I guess any textile marker will do, FWIW I used a waterbased black one. (And have since removed both of the labels)

BTW the bag is holding up nicely despite being (ab)used every...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-29-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By felipe
I lived in the Stengelstrasse for some years...

I lived in the Stengelstrasse for some years (opposite the ungererbad), it's a nice place to live really. I went to the small garden of the seidlvilla quite often back then, very cosy and you can...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-29-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By felipe
Welcome Jan, You'll enjoy it here and I give you...

Welcome Jan,

You'll enjoy it here and I give you a month till you start buying . It never stops though, well until visa cuts your credit :D

Speaking of buying cameras, I live just 25km south of...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-29-2005
Replies: 2,235
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 252,529
Posted By felipe
USER: Gelmir COMMENTS: A joy to deal with, very...

USER: Gelmir

COMMENTS: A joy to deal with, very fast payment, good conversation! Hope you're having fun with the Ultron Gerard!

USER: pfogle
COMMENTS: A genuinely nice chap, very promt shipping,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-28-2005
Replies: 29
Views: 2,125
Posted By felipe
another downtime or is it me? couldn't reach the...

another downtime or is it me? couldn't reach the site for the last 3 hours, exactly like yesterday..
phil

edit: oops, didn't see dmr's post..
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 2,490
Posted By felipe
Peter, you are my hero! Thank you so much,...

Peter, you are my hero!
Thank you so much, exactly what I wanted to know!

phil
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 2,490
Posted By felipe
Netherlands post office prices?

I bought a camera from someone based in holland and now he wants to send it to me (Germany)

On the netherlands PO site they say it's 8.65 for priority mail within Europe.(?)

Doesn't say anything...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2005
Replies: 25
Views: 1,859
Posted By felipe
Me too. But what's even worse is no more vista!...

Me too.
But what's even worse is no more vista! Had been using it exclusively in ireland because of its beautiful blues and greens and never found an equally good and cheap alternative. :(

This is...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-26-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 3,576
Posted By felipe
There was a thread some 2 months (?) ago on this...

There was a thread some 2 months (?) ago on this very topic.
It seems that in some situations the noktons bokeh is out of control, while in others it's pretty smooth and/or subtle.

Appartenly the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-24-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By felipe
Happy Birthday!Hope you have good weather and...

Happy Birthday!Hope you have good weather and many relatives (who bring jummy cakes!):)

cheers,
Phil

[scratching head].. those shiny contaxes sure look interesting..hmm nice...hmm I could buy one.....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-23-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By felipe
Wow, thanks for all the answers, your effort is...

Wow, thanks for all the answers, your effort is highly appreciated!

I guess the noise issue is nothing to worry about, BUT :D having said that - is it comparably "loud" as a xpan?

The viewfinder...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-22-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By felipe
Question Hexar RF questions

I'm in the market for another RF to compliment my M4-P.
Actually I'm even considering an M6 as they go for 700-800 Euros over here but the Hexar RF is very tempting. (although it's only a tad cheaper...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-22-2005
Replies: 46
Views: 8,978
Posted By felipe
I ocassionally use my fathers CLE, and it sure is...

I ocassionally use my fathers CLE, and it sure is a nice little camera. Unfortunately the missing aperture lock and the incompatability with "basic" lenses like the 35cron make it uninteresting as a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-21-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,590
Posted By felipe
Interesting, I keep coming back to Silverfast on...

Interesting, I keep coming back to Silverfast on nearly every scanner I've used so far especially due to the midtones.

I always scanned them as 48->24bit RGB files into ECI-RGB. Apparently the 4870...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By felipe
Happy Birthday Stephanie!

Happy Birthday Stephanie!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By felipe
very nice shots! Looks like you were actually in...

very nice shots!
Looks like you were actually in the air were you?!
I always wanted to fly in one of those, the sound of the 4 Rolls Merlin engines is awesome.

cheers,
Phil
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 2,071
Posted By felipe
Welcome aboard and enjoy your stay!:) Looking...

Welcome aboard and enjoy your stay!:)

Looking forward to more of your beautiful images!

cheers,
Phil



I've seen it too, think it was pbase?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 2,924
Posted By felipe
They do actually, (see the initial post :D). And...

They do actually, (see the initial post :D).
And you are right, it's a wonderful film! On a recent job I bought NP400 instead of the usual Tri-x and shot at 400 I got nice tonality and quite smooth...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 2,924
Posted By felipe
remember there's VAT missing from your formula...

remember there's VAT missing from your formula though :D
Taxes are the lesser evil most of the time, as they're mostly below 6% anyways, and then they tax you for the items value only (at least they...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 2,924
Posted By felipe
Fuji Acros 100 in 100ft bulk rolls!

Don't know if Acros is commonly available in bulk rolls in the US, but since it's NOT in Europe I thought this might be interesting for the fellow self loading...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By felipe
Welcome to RFF! Justin, the new design on your...

Welcome to RFF!

Justin, the new design on your site looks fantastic, DON'T START CHANGING IT ALL OVER AGAIN :D (I frequently read the "Let's see yours then" section on txp...)

So did you already...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-24-2005
Replies: 58
Views: 2,701
Posted By felipe
Looks promising, thank you Jorge! sent you an...

Looks promising, thank you Jorge!

sent you an email about the logo...

cheers,
Phil
Forum: Other RF 04-22-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 1,686
Posted By felipe
Wow!Is this the part where they make some jokes...

Wow!Is this the part where they make some jokes to lighten things up?
Sounds like someone figured out you can buy a new lc-a without all the stylish crap for 1/4 the EU price in russia (you could two...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-15-2005
Replies: 37
Views: 1,659
Posted By felipe
Welcome to the forums Stephanie! I'm on the same...

Welcome to the forums Stephanie!
I'm on the same path, and the same age :)
2 weeks here and you'll probably end up trying to make enough money off your cameras to pay for, well...more cameras! (Which...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-14-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 2,680
Posted By felipe
If you still need space in the end, email me, I...

If you still need space in the end, email me, I have plenty of space and bwidth sitting arround unused atm.
http://textdrive.com/vctwo/
:-D

cheers,
Phil
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-11-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 2,257
Posted By felipe
thanks guys, yup, pics all done with the mat124G....

thanks guys, yup, pics all done with the mat124G.
It was my first MF camera as well (ugh, apart from that agfa clack), and we were really close :D
but the swedish looker got the better of me. Sold...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-11-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 2,257
Posted By felipe
Roman, I recently sold my 124G. It definetly has...

Roman, I recently sold my 124G.
It definetly has a much brighter screen than the older original Mats, but it does have some quirks which made me swear at it on a regular basis:
The shade of the WF is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2005
Replies: 25
Views: 1,947
Posted By felipe
Were the 1st series of "photos" really taken by...

Were the 1st series of "photos" really taken by the same guy?
They look like the Master of the Decisive moment was making a call and accidentally hit the "make snap!" button on his fancy...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-07-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 2,217
Posted By felipe
thanks for the info Terence, that's nowhere near...

thanks for the info Terence, that's nowhere near cheap I guess, as the Xpan II is selling for 2290 Euros (Kit with 45mm) over here.
Anthony hasn't replied yet though, he's probably busy.

Let me know...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-05-2005
Replies: 37
Views: 15,500
Posted By felipe
Glad it arrived finally! As for removing the...

Glad it arrived finally!
As for removing the labels, here's a more detailed account of how you can do it:
Grab a nail scissors and cut loose the sewing, be careful to cut every "arch" and don't pull...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,218
Posted By felipe
I guess I'm a little late but anyways, I shot a...

I guess I'm a little late but anyways, I shot a two day assignment recently with fuji superia 800 (which apparently is a relabeled Fuji Press 800).

It has very pleasing acurate colors and the grain...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 1,713
Posted By felipe
Joe, did you find this...

Joe, did you find this (http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4404&highlight=digiflash) thread?

I can't recommend the digisix/flash enough, it has actually replaced my sekonic 558,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By felipe
I don't do this anymore. The one time when the...

I don't do this anymore. The one time when the client reminded me that the pics would look much better with the lens cap OFF the lens was enough. :rolleyes:

Must say I don't have lenscaps on all the...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-26-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 2,217
Posted By felipe
Jorge, Thanks, just sent him an email.. phil

Jorge,

Thanks, just sent him an email..

phil
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By felipe
oh well, I still do this from time to time and I...

oh well, I still do this from time to time and I have had mine for nearly 8 months, so no reason to worry. :D
Appears to happen only when ruining a roll is the last thing you can afford to happen...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-26-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 2,217
Posted By felipe
XPAN I/II or TX-1/2 prices in Hong Kong?

I borrowed/used a TX-1 on a recent shoot and after seeing the results I am now hooked. :)

Anybody know what a new/used xpan I/II kit (or fuji TX-1/2 respectively) goes for in HK?

Thanks,
Phil
Forum: Off Topic 03-24-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,338
Posted By felipe
[bumetybump] anyone? puhlease! :(

[bumetybump]

anyone? puhlease! :(
Forum: Off Topic 03-23-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,338
Posted By felipe
Hasselblad (old non A) 12 film back loading?! How to?

I bought another one :)
It's a late 500c with a brightscreen proscreen, but the back is a non A back with a big hole in the middle (to be able to see the marks on the back of the film)

I have never...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-18-2005
Replies: 59
Views: 5,441
Posted By felipe
I second peter here, the 803 clones are perfect...

I second peter here, the 803 clones are perfect (except for the closing buckle I think)
They are super comfortable to carry, and they fit everything you will need.
carried arround 2x M4-Ps,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-14-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By felipe
Keep it! I just made a rather strange deal with...

Keep it!

I just made a rather strange deal with some guy who will buy mine in exactly three months (he just bought a M2 and has to "channel" some cash every month) AND I AM ALREADY MISSING IT. the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-14-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By felipe
check out PN, there are suprisingly many threads...

check out PN, there are suprisingly many threads about it already, seems to generate a lot of interest.
In short:
The 5400 II adds ICE4 and should be somewhat faster, but is it also capable of...
Forum: Off Topic 03-11-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 3,039
Posted By felipe
Just a quick update: Rover you are right, the...

Just a quick update:

Rover you are right, the guy apparently gave me the customs number!
Hope he declared it right and it isn't stuck in US/EU customs though, if I was a customs officer and would...
Forum: Off Topic 03-10-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 3,039
Posted By felipe
USPS uses colis posteaux as a code? I only know...

USPS uses colis posteaux as a code? I only know this expression from sending off international parcels at a french PO..
Do you know if they (USPS) really do ship international mail with a (french?!)...
Forum: Off Topic 03-10-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 3,039
Posted By felipe
Thanks a bunch. Actually my brain must have been...

Thanks a bunch. Actually my brain must have been somewhere else as this is the only way tracking makes sense.
Oh well, at least now I have a reason to worry.. :)

Knew this was too good to be true..
Forum: Off Topic 03-10-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 3,039
Posted By felipe
Help! international USPS tracking gone awry or scam?

Has any of you guys ever heard of something like CP876743386US as an INTERNATIONAL TRACKING NUMBER ?

Bought an item from a US seller on ebay, paypaled the money plus 100 bucks for USPS EMS (Global...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-10-2005
Replies: 2,235
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 252,529
Posted By felipe
almost forgot about this thread...

Sawdust: Honest, trusting, comforting, decent bloke. Dusty, thank you for everything it has been a real plesure!

Oscar, Dennis, Lars, Roman: Can't say enough good things about my fellow bag addicts...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-10-2005
Replies: 54
Views: 4,994
Posted By felipe
Am I the only slightly synthetics sensitive...

Am I the only slightly synthetics sensitive parttime skeleton here?
I fear I might need an S! And only 100% cotton may touch my shiny bones :D

Jorge, IMHO it would be quite cool to have all the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By felipe
Oscar, I fear the spanish PO guys fell asleep...

Oscar, I fear the spanish PO guys fell asleep again:D
I once sent a camera via insured land mail to a buyer in Malaga and it took almost a full two weeks.

Since then I always have this image of a PO...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2005
Replies: 37
Views: 15,500
Posted By felipe
If you want to go with the original you'd...

If you want to go with the original you'd possibly have to buy tenba as their bags were already on the market before the domkes (if I remember correctly) :)

The next round's already set up, you'd...
Forum: Off Topic 03-06-2005
Replies: 39
Views: 3,134
Posted By felipe
Bill, what Frank said.. If you don't feel...

Bill,

what Frank said.. If you don't feel comfortable with the lights in a way like you know what results you will get from doing this and that, don't use them.

I had a quite similar experience to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-06-2005
Replies: 20
Views: 2,058
Posted By felipe
Frank, this definetly is a strong point of the...

Frank, this definetly is a strong point of the gossen..
Also, you can use it as a reflective meter, which has proven to be very convenient.
I recently used it on a short trip to Hamburg shooting...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-06-2005
Replies: 20
Views: 2,058
Posted By felipe
I guess this is a question of personal...

I guess this is a question of personal preference..
A handheld meter is a much better value IMHO, and you learn a lot about light using it. After some time you will become a pretty reliable meter...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-06-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By felipe
Happy Birthday from me too! Enjoy the cakes! :)

Happy Birthday from me too! Enjoy the cakes! :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-06-2005
Replies: 37
Views: 15,500
Posted By felipe
FWIW on the CF700 (and on the other safrottos too...

FWIW on the CF700 (and on the other safrottos too I guess) there is a removable and very tough bottom padding, so after removing the camera insert I usually fit in my (12") laptop, along with one...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2005
Replies: 37
Views: 15,500
Posted By felipe
I paid 39.80 Euros plus shipping (2.60? since we...

I paid 39.80 Euros plus shipping (2.60? since we ordered 6 of them) :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By felipe
I opened another thread with a review over...

I opened another thread with a review over here:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4378

As I said everybody interested in ordering one just drop me an email with the model #...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2005
Replies: 37
Views: 15,500
Posted By felipe
some more... btw. the grey insert is the one that...

some more...
btw. the grey insert is the one that comes with the bag, the green one is a Billingham hadley insert.

cheers,
Phil
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2005
Replies: 37
Views: 15,500
Posted By felipe
Safrotto CF700 review (domke f-803 clone)

Since some folks were asking, here's a small review of the safrotto bags we bought:

THE BAD:

The sewing job in some places looks amateurish at best and the yarn/thread used is kinda low quality....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-05-2005
Replies: 30
Views: 2,801
Posted By felipe
FWIW I'm using a 90 2.8 Elmarit (latest? w/...

FWIW I'm using a 90 2.8 Elmarit (latest? w/ retractable hood) along with the 75 and a 35 cron and it definetly gets used often..
IMHO I see the 75 more as a replacement for a 50 than for a 90. but I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-05-2005
Replies: 30
Views: 2,801
Posted By felipe
Not that I know! I was just considering the...

Not that I know! I was just considering the possibilty :)
(It's just so unusual that one of cosinas best lenses goes at such a cheap price)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-05-2005
Replies: 30
Views: 2,801
Posted By felipe
the 75 is a very fine lens and the focal lenght...

the 75 is a very fine lens and the focal lenght seems ideal as a carry everywhere lens, it often gives a more interesting FOV than a 50 IMHO. I use it alot for portraits, very pleasing look wide open...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By felipe
Exclamation Sure! Guess I should have notified you anyways as...

Sure! Guess I should have notified you anyways as you were looking for domke bags then, sorry for that! :(
Just send me an email with the model # and prefered color and if we find one more fella...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By felipe
I happen to know a guy who's able to import them,...

I happen to know a guy who's able to import them, so I only pay for local shipping within Germany... :cool: :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-04-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By felipe
Thanks guys, you are most welcome! Hope Dennis...

Thanks guys, you are most welcome!
Hope Dennis and Oscars will arrive soon!

I'm going to snap a few pics of it tmrw. and post a small review for the other bagaddicts then :)

We managed to order 6...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-04-2005
Replies: 43
Views: 4,164
Posted By felipe
I read (and reread twice) the article with the...

I read (and reread twice) the article with the premade opinion that they (agressively) blame us for their demise - which is what I concluded from some of the posts in this thread and I actually find...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-03-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 1,280
Posted By felipe
Congrats Peter! I'd also be interested in buying...

Congrats Peter!
I'd also be interested in buying a copy, let us know when and where :)

OT:
Didn't she (Rachel) put up a new photo mag/blog/project (much like 28mm) some months ago? I remember...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-02-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By felipe
Hi and welcome! Looking forward to some Wales...

Hi and welcome! Looking forward to some Wales pics! :)

phil
Forum: Off Topic 03-02-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By felipe
Thanks! I had a wonderful day, the weather was...

Thanks! I had a wonderful day, the weather was brilliant and the food excellent :-D


Aw, Ireland. I had the best time of my life in Ireland..(and tons of beautiful photos too!)

The bags are super...
Forum: Off Topic 03-02-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By felipe
I know I'm late but Happy Birthday to you too! :)

I know I'm late but Happy Birthday to you too! :)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-01-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,324
Posted By felipe
Welcome to the forum! You should be able to get...

Welcome to the forum!

You should be able to get decent B/W results with a 1290..
I use a 1270 (stock inks), and printing at full resolution takes quite some time but the prints are beautiful!

Epson...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 1,700
Posted By felipe
akalai you have the superfly soundtrack on vinyl?...

akalai you have the superfly soundtrack on vinyl? :eek: I would probably buy that over another camera if I had to choose.

There's a 25th anniv. edition BTW, which has a truckload of extra stuff on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By felipe
Jup, this is indeed the original rollei 35 S /35...

Jup, this is indeed the original rollei 35 S /35 SE lens..
Nice little cameras, check out www.rollei35.com 's gallery, they have tons of pictures.. (1k+)
cheers,
phil
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 3,173
Posted By felipe
you might also want to check out...

you might also want to check out http://www.aki-asahi.com/store/

Prices are very reasonable, and that blue snakeskin CL is a looker :D

phil
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2005
Replies: 30
Views: 2,149
Posted By felipe
haha, the seller will be dancing on the table as...

haha, the seller will be dancing on the table as he probably paid half for it then.




Karl, check the HK prices, they should be considerably less.
If you know someone who can pick it up for you...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-21-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 3,441
Posted By felipe
slightly OT: Minolta just announced a new version...

slightly OT: Minolta just announced a new version of the 5400, seems the only improvements would be the color correction and faster scanning..if they price it competitively to the original 5400 it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-18-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 2,492
Posted By felipe
I second that, check out crumpler first.. They...

I second that, check out crumpler first.. They have some very nice backpacks in their lineup too.

Also, the lowepro orion AW (not the trekker) is worth a look, it looks weird but works well in the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-16-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 1,539
Posted By felipe
The Ultron 35/1.7 and the Heliar 75 are very good...

The Ultron 35/1.7 and the Heliar 75 are very good performers, you will be amazed at the quality you get from them.

cheers,
phil
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-15-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 1,539
Posted By felipe
In no particular order: Nice haircut, nice lens,...

In no particular order:
Nice haircut, nice lens, nice girl, nice cat, nice flowers on the table, nice flat, nice city, nice computer, very nice PICTURES :D

Are you getting the 35 nokton too? Looks...
Forum: Off Topic 02-14-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By felipe
Pherdinand, this is odd... I just had my premier...

Pherdinand, this is odd... I just had my premier account downgraded to a personal one, and I have a limit of 5.000 Euros.. I am certified after all, but this really is strange, I remember reading...
Forum: Off Topic 02-14-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By felipe
Cheapest payment method (USA -> Europe?)

Have any of you any experience with this? It would be a relatively high amount (about 1200$)...
Here's what I know so far:

- Paypal charges nada, except a 2.5% fee for converting currencies. This...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-13-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 1,005
Posted By felipe
NICCA / TOWER on ebay with only 3hrs to go!

I'd buy it myself if I wouldn't be saving up for another hassy:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3872655105&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

good luck!
cheers,
phil
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By felipe
haha, I know this one! :) Lars, nice camera,...

haha, I know this one! :)


Lars, nice camera, didn't know they also came in black, veery classy! ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Posted By felipe
I don't know what your budget is but you might...

I don't know what your budget is but you might also consider the Velbon Sherpa series
I still have a Velbon Sherpa Pro CF 540 (paid about 150$ for it) and Velbon PH 350 head that I was using with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-11-2005
Replies: 30
Views: 1,358
Posted By felipe
Welcome to the forum! Finally someone my age (I'm...

Welcome to the forum!
Finally someone my age (I'm 20 too) :)
and ditto, nice shot!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-10-2005
Replies: 5,596
Views: 982,903
Posted By felipe
in short: I was annoyed and embarrased by and...

in short: I was annoyed and embarrased by and over some peoples/clients comments when using it..

To be precise, when they began lecturing me about how those dearly expensive antique really was the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-10-2005
Replies: 5,596
Views: 982,903
Posted By felipe
Gotta do this before they're all sold! :) front...

Gotta do this before they're all sold! :)

front row bessa R+ 35 Ultron, M4-P + 35 cron, Mamiya 6 + 75 collapsed, horizon 202 - I call her the banding-bugger, Elmarit 90/2.8, CV 75/2.5 + 15/4.5, ...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-10-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By felipe
So there basically is an old 50/2 Ultron and...

So there basically is an old 50/2 Ultron and 50/1.5 Nokton for leica thread mount? Rangefinder coupled?
Anyways, the prominents go for a lot more over here, so I don't think it would save me some...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-10-2005
Replies: 35
Views: 2,796
Posted By felipe
Some (canadian) guy over at photo.net said he was...

Some (canadian) guy over at photo.net said he was told there'd be a new version of the 5400 coming out in march. Interesting because a) prices for the 5400 should drop, and b) the new model might...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-10-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By felipe
The original Prominents show up a lot on ebay...

The original Prominents show up a lot on ebay recently, I thought about buying one but was turned down by the high price.. Is the (old) Nokton actually worh it?


Rex, is that photo of yours made...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-10-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By felipe
Are there 2 versions of that lens? :confused:...

Are there 2 versions of that lens? :confused:

Nice picture btw... and the flare sure looks good :)

phil
Forum: Off Topic 02-08-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By felipe
Happy New Year! I even know some chinese, it...

Happy New Year!

I even know some chinese, it sounds like: tue bouh che...shing huen nye choeh shwa yinguaen ma?
I also know that if the answer sounds anything like " bow chuei " - I would have to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-08-2005
Replies: 74
Views: 7,551
Posted By felipe
johan, Well that packaging sure looks safe. I...

johan,

Well that packaging sure looks safe. I always wondered how Cosina managed to keep prices so low. Now I know they are at least 100% dedicated to them. :)
Hope they are not getting insurance...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-08-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,649
Posted By felipe
Jochan, your shots are wonderful, thanks for...

Jochan, your shots are wonderful, thanks for sharing!

So this is what the 28mm Ultron can look like when handled by someone who knows his stuff! :)
Guess I have to sell my other kidney now.....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-07-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,508
Posted By felipe
If you are using photoshop it shouldn't be much...

If you are using photoshop it shouldn't be much of a problem, I made myself 2 very basic custom actions for resizing to 72dpi and 800px height/width, then sharpening (20%/0.8/1) and adding a 2px...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-06-2005
Replies: 36
Views: 2,450
Posted By felipe
Bill, sent you a pm, Best of luck to...

Bill, sent you a pm,

Best of luck to you!

cheers,
phil

P.S: My M4-P has nearly paid for itself now, 4 months after I bought it - I am suprised, to tell you the least! :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2005
Replies: 76
Views: 4,014
Posted By felipe
Gene, I am so regretting I sold my 2000FCW then,...

Gene, I am so regretting I sold my 2000FCW then, but you can't have everything at once (happy mamiya 6 user now)
But just looking through the pictures makes me wish I'd kept her.
I hope you enjoy...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By felipe
wow, thank you so much, I really don't know what...

wow, thank you so much, I really don't know what to say.. :)

This place is really special, thanks to you folks, and it is absolutely awesome to be part of this, I am flattered!
I think Jorge...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By felipe
Welcome to the forums Kai! you really have some...

Welcome to the forums Kai!
you really have some great stuff in your gallery, I especially like the Indonesia pictures, what a place!
Your morocco pictures brought back old memories, the smell in the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-29-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 1,948
Posted By felipe
Sorry this took so long, I was out last night...

Sorry this took so long, I was out last night :)

I'm making a list with all participating folks..
could all of you send me an email with name, shipping adress, prefered model and color? I will then...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 1,948
Posted By felipe
Dipping it into your 5 o' clock darjeeling should...

Dipping it into your 5 o' clock darjeeling should also take care of the colors.. the smell may be easier to bear than coffee:)

No seriously, I'll ask him to talk to his retailer about the brown...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 1,948
Posted By felipe
just emailed the seller, he'll be submitting his...

just emailed the seller, he'll be submitting his next order on Monday morning. So any of you folks wanting to join us on our order, are welcome to do so...


Denis, I guess I confused "your" double...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2005
Replies: 41
Views: 4,217
Posted By felipe
Jorge, did you get my last email? Based on all...

Jorge, did you get my last email?

Based on all the posts the best idea would be to let you finish with all the technical things, set up the portal page and then think about what to change...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 1,948
Posted By felipe
Denis, I just emailed the guy that I'd rather...

Denis,
I just emailed the guy that I'd rather prefer to go with his next order, so taffer and roman have a chance to join in if they want. (And of course the others, if anybody wants to..)

Shipping...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 1,948
Posted By felipe
Thumbs up bag advice - part 2

So, lot's a news:

I got mail from that seller I was talking about, prices are as follows...

Safrotto CF 700, 800, 900: 37 Euros (available in tan and black)
MLS f-803: 39 Euros
MLS f-805: 43...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-24-2005
Replies: 60
Views: 4,025
Posted By felipe
Rover, some of my posts got deleted with the...

Rover, some of my posts got deleted with the recent forum switch back but briefly:

I found someone who appears to import safrotto, and he will come back to me within the week for a quote on prices...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-22-2005
Replies: 111
Views: 7,805
Posted By felipe
Phil Munich, Germany

Phil
Munich, Germany
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2005
Replies: 60
Views: 4,025
Posted By felipe
Also, if looking for domke clones, don't forget...

Also, if looking for domke clones, don't forget MEKKO. I had the opportunity to handle one in a shop on Boulevard Beaumarchais when in Paris, and it seemed very high quality. If I remember correctly...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-20-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 1,776
Posted By felipe
Welcome to the forum Jeroen, just sent you a pm...

Welcome to the forum Jeroen, just sent you a pm about this scanner you plan on getting...

Have fun!

phil
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-16-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,364
Posted By felipe
Granny was really quite happy to at least be of...

Granny was really quite happy to at least be of some use again after so many years of just standing in this narrow closet, we even had her put on a nasty red skirt and matching lipstick to push the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-16-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,364
Posted By felipe
Smile Yet another one! Newbie alert!

Just a quick hello to everybody,

I started taking photos about 4 years ago and last year, after schlepping 15 kilos of Nikon in a rucksack all over ireland for some weeks, I bought a Bessa R;...
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