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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-18-2018
Replies: 230
Views: 61,938
Posted By Ade-oh
For anyone who is interested, my Summar is listed...

For anyone who is interested, my Summar is listed on Ebay at the moment:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163200460808

It's a nifty user. The glass is nice and I had it overhauled by Peter Grisaffi at...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-25-2018
Replies: 542
Views: 95,643
Posted By Ade-oh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1725/28663273468_9b...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1725/28663273468_9b3e91291d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KESLA9)2018-05-26-0014-1 (https://flic.kr/p/KESLA9) by Ade-oh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,989
Posted By Ade-oh
It's hardly the end of the world. I can still...

It's hardly the end of the world. I can still get my IIIc fixed 70 years after it was discontinued.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-22-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2,766
Posted By Ade-oh
I think this is probably true. I've heard...

I think this is probably true. I've heard negative opinions about most, if not all, of the Leica 'specialists' who are regularly discussed here. The IIIc I bought from the classifieds here had...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2,766
Posted By Ade-oh
Peter at CRR Luton has done some excellent work...

Peter at CRR Luton has done some excellent work for me. A complete rebuild and repaint on a IIIc; servicing several LTM lenses; and servicing two Minox sub-mins. If he's still working, then I would...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3,608
Posted By Ade-oh
This affected my 1948/49 IIIc quite badly. I had...

This affected my 1948/49 IIIc quite badly. I had the chrome stripped and the camera repainted black by Peter Grisaffi at CRR and I'm rather pleased with it, even though it isn't 'authentic'.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,358
Posted By Ade-oh
'Professional' DSLRs

I was thinking about the new Nikon D850 today and it occurred to me that cameras like this, and whatever Canon 5D Mk'X' we're currently up to, have basically rendered the solid, brick-like...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-04-2017
Replies: 147
Views: 52,514
Posted By Ade-oh
I took this with my IIIc and Summitar on a film...

I took this with my IIIc and Summitar on a film set I was working on:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-03-2017
Replies: 257
Views: 55,890
Posted By Ade-oh
I do love shooting with my IIIc but,...

I do love shooting with my IIIc but, realistically, it's considerably more 'hit and miss' than my MP which, for me anyway, is the perfect mechanical film rangefinder. On the other hand, people...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-18-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,153
Posted By Ade-oh
It was a different world back then. I bought my...

It was a different world back then. I bought my first SLR in 1978 (I was 14 years old and saved money from my 6 hours a week evening job) and I can remember obsessively reading and re-reading...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-19-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,616
Posted By Ade-oh
I live very close by. It hasn't entirely...

I live very close by. It hasn't entirely 'gentrified' but the white working class and ethnic minority immigrant communities are pretty much squeezed into the local social housing projects these...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-13-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,616
Posted By Ade-oh
His work was extraordinary. It's worth...

His work was extraordinary. It's worth mentioning that the primary area he documented is the 'Notting Hill' of the eponymous Hugh Grant film. It's extraordinary to see how it has changed from an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-19-2017
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
Batteries dying very quickly is the big issue...

Batteries dying very quickly is the big issue with the early OM-4 because of some fault with the printed circuit. I would think it highly likely that what happened is that the batteries have drained...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-04-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ade-oh
We're in luck in the UK because we have...

We're in luck in the UK because we have www.lutoncameras.co.uk who do excellent work on the OM system. I'd give them a go.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-06-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,994
Posted By Ade-oh
ABLON copy

Does anyone know of a good substitute for the Leica ABLON film trimming template? Originals are now going for ludicrous amounts on Ebay - I recently saw one at 165GBP - and I recall various...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,811
Posted By Ade-oh
Really? I got mine fixed by Nikon UK late last...

Really? I got mine fixed by Nikon UK late last year.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-25-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,623
Posted By Ade-oh
Yes, interesting. How high is the 'quality...

Yes, interesting. How high is the 'quality plateau' though? My personal view is that any camera with which one can reliably and accurately set focus, shutter speed, aperture and sensor...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2016
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
Well, I bought my first one in '79 when I was...

Well, I bought my first one in '79 when I was fifteen - it got stolen last year, grrr! - but I still regard myself as reasonably mature. Do I qualify?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-05-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 19,064
Posted By Ade-oh
I think this thread simply demonstrates that...

I think this thread simply demonstrates that whatever cameras or systems we own, for whatever reason, they're always cooler than everyone else's, and our reasons for owning them are always cooler too.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-29-2015
Replies: 617
Views: 142,728
Posted By Ade-oh
Taken with my uncoated 1946 Summitar on my IIIc...

Taken with my uncoated 1946 Summitar on my IIIc body:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5712/20790942939_09dd1fdf3b_h.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-24-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 6,105
Posted By Ade-oh
Don McCullin's Nikon F got hit by a spent round...

Don McCullin's Nikon F got hit by a spent round in Vietnam but that's the only one I ever heard of. Personally I wouldn't be reliant on any camera as an addition to my body armour!

Having said...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-14-2014
Replies: 617
Views: 142,728
Posted By Ade-oh
My daughter, taken with my 1946 IIIc and Summitar...

My daughter, taken with my 1946 IIIc and Summitar with Portra 400

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5562/14894288426_d6cdf60839_b.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-27-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 9,060
Posted By Ade-oh
For anything other than family snapshots, kids'...

For anything other than family snapshots, kids' parties and similar I almost invariably use prime lenses. The one exception is my 80-200 2.8, if I need to get some reach.

Over the 35 years that I've...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2013
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
A question for you all. I'm planning to sell one...

A question for you all. I'm planning to sell one of my OM-4ti's as, I feel, one is enough. It's in reasonable condition with a bit of wear to the paint but it is fitted with the 2-13 focus screen. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 6,389
Posted By Ade-oh
Really? I took my OM-2n to Iraq and it did just...

Really? I took my OM-2n to Iraq and it did just fine.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-22-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 4,707
Posted By Ade-oh
The real answer to this is, I suppose, read some...

The real answer to this is, I suppose, read some good books on photographic technique and keep practising and trying things out. After a while, despite old cameras, film and cheap processing, your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2013
Replies: 291
Views: 26,339
Posted By Ade-oh
I think it was the psychology of consumerism that...

I think it was the psychology of consumerism that was at the forefront of my mind when I posted the original question but it strikes me that the philosophical ramifications fit entirely within the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,329
Posted By Ade-oh
It looks surprisingly huge.

It looks surprisingly huge.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2013
Replies: 291
Views: 26,339
Posted By Ade-oh
The Great Digital Swindle...

It occurred to me this morning, whilst reading through the Nikon Df thread, that people were taking fantastic digital photographs ten years ago with cameras which you can barely give away these days....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,329
Posted By Ade-oh
A retro styled DSLR for nearly £3K? It looks...

A retro styled DSLR for nearly £3K? It looks nice but it's really just bling. I'll stick to my film cameras and my D7000.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-11-2013
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,746
Posted By Ade-oh
This was shot with my uncoated 1939 Summar on my...

This was shot with my uncoated 1939 Summar on my Leica IIIc. Exposure was a guess:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7423/9725685852_715ba0d099_o.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-25-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,516
Posted By Ade-oh
Yay! Just got my Japan camera Hunter 120 cases: ...

Yay! Just got my Japan camera Hunter 120 cases: they look really good!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-23-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By Ade-oh
Or you can synch the OM-3ti and OM-4ti with the...

Or you can synch the OM-3ti and OM-4ti with the F280 flash at 1/2000!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-16-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,964
Posted By Ade-oh
The OM zooms I've tried were definitely of their...

The OM zooms I've tried were definitely of their era - a bit mushy to say the least. I'm told the 28-80/f2.8* which appeared with the OM-3ti was very good but I've never used one so I don't...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,364
Posted By Ade-oh
This is nuts. I have two OM-4tis and both have...

This is nuts. I have two OM-4tis and both have the 2-13 screen, but both cost less than $230.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-03-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By Ade-oh
I'm assuming your primary interest is as a...

I'm assuming your primary interest is as a collector rather than as a user? In my experience, you have to bash a lens around a fair bit to cause significant damage to the mount but, of course, any...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-03-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 22,199
Posted By Ade-oh
Well, I've said it before but I'll say it again...

Well, I've said it before but I'll say it again now: I never really liked my OM-3. The metering didn't add much to the mix because it was much less convenient to use than the OM-4 version (i.e., it...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-02-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By Ade-oh
A total of £185; £78.69 for a new power supply...

A total of £185; £78.69 for a new power supply module, £70.98 for labour, £30.95 for VAT.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-02-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By Ade-oh
It may be a fault with the scanner. Fortunately,...

It may be a fault with the scanner. Fortunately, Nikon still repair these; I just got mine back from Nikon UK today with a new power supply and an overhaul.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-02-2013
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
All of the 50mm Zuikos that I've used have been...

All of the 50mm Zuikos that I've used have been fine, with the exception of the old 55mm F1.2 which I found almost unusably soft when the aperture was fully open. I bought a 50mm 1.8 back in 1979...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,540
Posted By Ade-oh
Well, I've taken OMs into a number of different...

Well, I've taken OMs into a number of different warzones and they've all survived, but I've always tried to be careful with my gear.

Generally speaking, if OMs are in good condition, they will...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-22-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 6,733
Posted By Ade-oh
I think there is a bit of a testosterone thing...

I think there is a bit of a testosterone thing going on with some Magnum photographers as well, along the lines of 'It isn't Magnum unless you're picking shrapnel out of your teeth whilst you're...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-19-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 911
Posted By Ade-oh
Quite expensive, imho. I don't think I'd want to...

Quite expensive, imho. I don't think I'd want to spend more than £200 for an OM-4ti.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 4,499
Posted By Ade-oh
It's well worth telephoning CRR rather than...

It's well worth telephoning CRR rather than relying on their website or email. The website is rarely up to date and email doesn't get answered very frequently. I've had various bits of work done by...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By Ade-oh
I don't know whether he makes them for II's but I...

I don't know whether he makes them for II's but I got a nice 'Zhou' half case for my Leica IIIc.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-30-2013
Replies: 617
Views: 142,728
Posted By Ade-oh
I really like this!

I really like this!
Forum: RFF News 04-29-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 8,417
Posted By Ade-oh
You should be ashamed!

You should be ashamed!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-29-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 6,087
Posted By Ade-oh
In that case, well worth getting one! They are...

In that case, well worth getting one! They are fun and challenging to use in this day of auto-everything, but produce excellent results.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-29-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 6,087
Posted By Ade-oh
I'm inclined to agree with Roger Hicks - Barnacks...

I'm inclined to agree with Roger Hicks - Barnacks are fun to use but certainly less convenient and 'handy' than M's. I love my IIIc but my MP is far easier to use: I wouldn't use the word 'better'...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-28-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,395
Posted By Ade-oh
It is a great lens. I got one for very little -...

It is a great lens. I got one for very little - a bit over £100 IIRC - off Ebay and had it cleaned up by Peter Grisaffi at CRR. The glass looks like new and it's sharp as a tack, albeit quite heavy.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-06-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 4,510
Posted By Ade-oh
I think the only reason to censor an image or...

I think the only reason to censor an image or movie is that someone has been deliberately harmed - physically or psychologically - in order to create it. I suspect that is unlikely to be the case...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-27-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 14,467
Posted By Ade-oh
All the single digit OM's are good, robust...

All the single digit OM's are good, robust cameras. depending on what you want, manual or automation, there's plenty of choice. Personally I have Om-1's and OM-4ti's but I've also owned OM-3's and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-18-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 5,313
Posted By Ade-oh
I do wonder if the 'pro-body' DSLRs might be on...

I do wonder if the 'pro-body' DSLRs might be on the way out. Most of the pro news shooters I know use the 'semi-pro' bodies like the Canon 5DSIII and Nikon D700 these days. A camera like the Nikon...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-10-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 13,632
Posted By Ade-oh
Well, the 'argument from authority' is one of the...

Well, the 'argument from authority' is one of the fallacies of formal logic. In any case, to extend your example, should we trust the authority of a doctor who has actually studied and practised a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-10-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 13,632
Posted By Ade-oh
No, it was don't disagree with Roger or you'll...

No, it was don't disagree with Roger or you'll get a vaguely intemperate cyber cuff round the ear.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-10-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 13,632
Posted By Ade-oh
Roger, you have a coarse garlic press and a fine...

Roger, you have a coarse garlic press and a fine garlic press. Which is better?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-26-2013
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,746
Posted By Ade-oh
1939...

1939 Summar:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8518/8414544328_bb70441d0e_b.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 16,482
Posted By Ade-oh
I was able to buy a split image focus screen new...

I was able to buy a split image focus screen new for my P67II last year: there seem to be quite a few new accessories for them still around.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-02-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,702
Posted By Ade-oh
They are great cameras but a very different...

They are great cameras but a very different experience to a modern automated camera and they require a slightly more considered approach to photography. The thing I like about using Leicas is that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-29-2012
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
I used to use the Winder 2 which I think is a...

I used to use the Winder 2 which I think is a useful accessory and can improve the grip on OM's if you have big hands, but I prefer the Motordrives with the Control Pack screwed on. These are much...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-14-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 10,367
Posted By Ade-oh
I have an MP and IIIc and have never had any...

I have an MP and IIIc and have never had any problems with them. I used to own an M6 TTL and that worked fine too, though burned through a lot of batteries. I've only ever needed to have cameras...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 7,430
Posted By Ade-oh
I've got one: it's great!

I've got one: it's great!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-04-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,925
Posted By Ade-oh
Puttees were often worn by German mountain...

Puttees were often worn by German mountain troops, as well as by Rumanians, Italians and Hungarians on the Axis side.

My inclination is to think that this might date from the Spanish Civil War: ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2012
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
Hi all. For anyone interested I'm selling my 35mm...

Hi all. For anyone interested I'm selling my 35mm f2.8 Zuiko on Ebay. £1 reserve. See: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160933467683?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2012
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
It looks like John Hermanson is back up and...

It looks like John Hermanson is back up and running. I'd sent him my 50mm F1.2 for an overhaul a week or so before Sandy struck and he has now emailed me an estimate for the work - most encouraging...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 2,911
Posted By Ade-oh
I've just done a quick check with my Nikon F3HP,...

I've just done a quick check with my Nikon F3HP, F5, Olympus OM-1n and OM-4ti. To be honest if there is any difference in viewfinder brightness between them, I can't see it. They all have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2012
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
That's good news. Is he OK?

That's good news. Is he OK?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,888
Posted By Ade-oh
The one I had was awful - soft throughout the...

The one I had was awful - soft throughout the range - although I accept I may just have had a bad example. I'm constitutionally biased against zooms because they make me into a lazy photographer. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 4,759
Posted By Ade-oh
I shoot about 10-15 rolls per month, a mixture of...

I shoot about 10-15 rolls per month, a mixture of 120, 35mm and occasional rolls of Minox. I do my own B&W developing which saves a lot of money, and get C-41 and E-6 processed by Peak Imaging here...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,888
Posted By Ade-oh
Well, an OM-4 is still a good camera. What you...

Well, an OM-4 is still a good camera. What you will need to do is to try to remember to take the batteries out when you aren't using it. This is tedious but if you get into a routine, then won't be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,888
Posted By Ade-oh
Personally, I would avoid both the OM-3 and OM-4...

Personally, I would avoid both the OM-3 and OM-4 because of the battery drain issue. They're good cameras but they do suddenly stop working properly at inopportune times. The 'ti' versions are a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 8,493
Posted By Ade-oh
A very sensible review. I've had an MP for about...

A very sensible review. I've had an MP for about four years now. It's probably the simplest camera I own but it always does what I expect it to do and it has never let me down. Great for what I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-21-2012
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
I took my OM-4ti and some Tri-X to the big trade...

I took my OM-4ti and some Tri-X to the big trade union demonstration in London...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2012
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
Yup, I've been trying to find a hood for my 21mm...

Yup, I've been trying to find a hood for my 21mm f3.5. Someone today was trying to persuade me to pay $90USD. I passed.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2012
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
For anyone who's interested, Ffordes in Scotland...

For anyone who's interested, Ffordes in Scotland have a new 50mm F1.8 MiJ for sale: http://www.ffordes.com/product/12091210070581
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-06-2012
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,746
Posted By Ade-oh
This was taken with my 1939 uncoated Summar on...

This was taken with my 1939 uncoated Summar on Tri-X. I recently had this lens cleaned up by Peter Grisaffi and he's done a tremendous...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2012
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
I recently sold my 55mm f1.2 and bought a late...

I recently sold my 55mm f1.2 and bought a late 50mm f1.2 to replace it. Wide open, the older lens was very soft so I was pleased to see the results with the 50mm. Interesting bokeh - which I rather...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-15-2012
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
I agree, I managed to get a 'new/old stock' 35mm...

I agree, I managed to get a 'new/old stock' 35mm f2 earlier this year and it's great: very pleasing contrast and rendering.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2012
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
Absolutely right. I bought a used OM-1 - for...

Absolutely right. I bought a used OM-1 - for about £75 - in 1978 but got a new 50mm 1.8 to go with it and I recall it cost me £44. Quite a lot at the time.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-08-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,235
Posted By Ade-oh
They are great little cameras but they are also...

They are great little cameras but they are also 60+ years old and reflect the technology of the time. I try to use mine as often as possible but it isn't as convenient as using an M, or one of my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-03-2012
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
I'm rationalising my OM gear, thus flogging a...

I'm rationalising my OM gear, thus flogging a Zuiko 55mm F1.2 on Ebay. See here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160836639691?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

No reserve price, so may...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-02-2012
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
I've got a couple of functional OM Winder 2's...

I've got a couple of functional OM Winder 2's which I don't need. If anyone wants to pay the postage, they can have them.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-30-2012
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
I recently managed to buy a new Zuiko 35mm F2 and...

I recently managed to buy a new Zuiko 35mm F2 and I have to say I'm very pleased with it: sharp with very nice rendering.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7131/7472054094_134468372b_b.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-26-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 22,658
Posted By Ade-oh
I don't know, but they are great. I'm on my...

I don't know, but they are great. I'm on my third now, with the last two bought for pennies from Ebay. A killer lens in a very small package.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,377
Posted By Ade-oh
The answer to your first question is: a small...

The answer to your first question is: a small one. If you're gentle it won't do any harm to try some for size.

In answer to your second question, who knows? Nobody here could possibly judge whether...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-07-2012
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
Well, each to his own but I think I would find it...

Well, each to his own but I think I would find it a bit of a pain remembering to take the batteries out of camera every time I put it away, and I find I get exposures which are just as accurate using...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-06-2012
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
I've said this before but... I'm a confirmed OM...

I've said this before but... I'm a confirmed OM fanatic and I really didn't get on with the OM3. Firstly, it shares the battery drain problem with the older OM4; in my OM3, the batteries were pretty...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,307
Posted By Ade-oh
I had both but eventually sold the 105 as it was...

I had both but eventually sold the 105 as it was not sufficiently different to my 85/1.8. I still have the 135 and use it very regularly. My subjective view is that defocused backgrounds are better...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2012
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
I saw that! I have two OM4ti's which both came...

I saw that! I have two OM4ti's which both came with the 2-13 screen and both cameras complete cost considerably less than £225 (ie, about $360!). Madness.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-10-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,498
Posted By Ade-oh
The joy of the OM system is that the cameras and...

The joy of the OM system is that the cameras and lenses are very small, beautifully designed and generally solidly built, and that they are available now, used, for remarkably little money. They...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,316
Posted By Ade-oh
This is Ektar 100, more or less as it came out of...

This is Ektar 100, more or less as it came out of the scanner:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7132/7032513133_1b3cbdb85e_o.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-06-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,727
Posted By Ade-oh
I would probably buy one for £20 to support the...

I would probably buy one for £20 to support the project but, to be honest, I've never had a problem cutting leader with scissors or a scalpel.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-04-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ade-oh
As I don't own a 'Minolta (or Sony) 135 STF' I...

As I don't own a 'Minolta (or Sony) 135 STF' I have no idea. I do own other 135mm Nikkors, Zuikos and Leicas and I find the 135 DC Nikkor the most useful amongst all these.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-04-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ade-oh
The 135 DC Nikkor is IMHO the best portrait lens...

The 135 DC Nikkor is IMHO the best portrait lens currently available. The ability to defocus backgrounds sets it above any similar lens I own.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,123
Posted By Ade-oh
It's an excellent camera which is markedly more...

It's an excellent camera which is markedly more advanced than the D200 I sold to buy mine. In reality, it has more features than I'll ever need or use (the same was probably true of the D200 too). ...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-26-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 11,894
Posted By Ade-oh
I'm not going to offer an opinion on what camera...

I'm not going to offer an opinion on what camera you should buy, what I will say is that most worthwhile, creative photography seems to take time, and while the digital process is more convenient...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 7,591
Posted By Ade-oh
And, in reality, the F6 doesn't do all that much...

And, in reality, the F6 doesn't do all that much more than an F5...

I can't see Nikon bothering with the R and D effort to improve on the F6: a special edition could happen, I suppose.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-23-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,754
Posted By Ade-oh
I've been using Peak Imaging for the last three...

I've been using Peak Imaging for the last three or four years and have no complaints at all.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 5,196
Posted By Ade-oh
I recently sold my D200 and bought a D7000: a...

I recently sold my D200 and bought a D7000: a really fantastic camera in combination with the 35/1.8dx lens. That would be my recommendation, though it seems that the recent floods in Thailand have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 7,982
Posted By Ade-oh
I bought one of these new in 1990 and never...

I bought one of these new in 1990 and never really got on with it. I found it a bit on the soft side although, of course, I may just have had a bad example. I gave up on Zuiko zooms after this and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2011
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
The difference is in the amount you will have to...

The difference is in the amount you will have to pay for them. Circa £250 for the 35/f2; circa £750 for the 40/f2; or thereabouts. The 40/f2 is very small but that's about it; I doubt you or anyone...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 15,902
Posted By Ade-oh
You might be able to spot real differences...

You might be able to spot real differences between the results from the F5, the F100 and the F6 (and probably every other functional Nikon AF film SLR since about 1990) if you use them in 'P' mode...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By Ade-oh
I've had good results from Luton cameras but it...

I've had good results from Luton cameras but it strikes me that their prices are on the high side. I asked them to quote for reconditioning a couple of rechargeable battery packs for my motor drives...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-21-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 15,605
Posted By Ade-oh
Having occasionally perused his website, I've...

Having occasionally perused his website, I've decided that there are a great number of things that would take priority - for me - over reading a book by Erwin Puts. Driving six-inch nails through my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,729
Posted By Ade-oh
Using the Zone System is a bit like being a...

Using the Zone System is a bit like being a Jehovah's Witness: it makes a valuable addition to some people's lives but most find they get along fine without it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2011
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
Definitely NSFW but it turns out that Richard...

Definitely NSFW but it turns out that Richard Kern is a Zuikoholic too.

See http://www.vice.com/shot-by-kern/in-canada-1

With the second girl he shoots, he appears to be using an OM-1 (or possibly...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2011
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
Really excellent image!

Really excellent image!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2011
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
I had an OM-3 and found that a. I rarely used the...

I had an OM-3 and found that a. I rarely used the spot-meter because it was too fiddly to do it regularly, and b. it had the notorious OM-3/OM-4 battery drain issues, which meant new batteries every...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-30-2011
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
Actually, I broadly agree with you. Some years...

Actually, I broadly agree with you. Some years ago I went through the motions of 'standardising' on Nikon SLRs but found I preferred the ergonomics and feel of OMs to the manual focus Nikons and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2011
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
I don't entirely agree. The Pentax MX and ME,...

I don't entirely agree. The Pentax MX and ME, and the Nikon FM and FE were also small and elegant in their own way (not as nice as the OMs, of course...).
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-28-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 5,326
Posted By Ade-oh
Easy there, tiger! Ken's a web design genius: ...

Easy there, tiger! Ken's a web design genius: he must be, he keeps telling us so!

Funnily enough, faced with a similar problem to Roger, I have just enrolled myself on a course in basic web design...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-28-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 9,907
Posted By Ade-oh
Hmmm, looking at the user guide for Vuescan...

Hmmm, looking at the user guide for Vuescan version 9.0.40 it seems that it 'multi-samples' and then produces an 'average' exposure. Does that sound sensible?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-27-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,652
Posted By Ade-oh
Quite true and, of course, you can also make a...

Quite true and, of course, you can also make a digital image look like a Matisse or a Seurat or a Lucian Freud... but most of us would probably think it was a bit tacky and inauthentic, even if quite...
Forum: Off Topic 08-25-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,442
Posted By Ade-oh
I am a conservative but I think we would agree...

I am a conservative but I think we would agree about Ayn Rand... utopians of both the left and right ought to be ignored.
Forum: Off Topic 08-25-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,442
Posted By Ade-oh
Actually, I thought it was a calm and measured...

Actually, I thought it was a calm and measured riposte to 'Olsen's' comment... you should have seen the word I originally typed.
Forum: Off Topic 08-25-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,442
Posted By Ade-oh
And you know this because? Are you familiar with...

And you know this because?

Are you familiar with the English word 'dickhead'?
Forum: Off Topic 08-25-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,442
Posted By Ade-oh
Well, I don't actually know where you are but, as...

Well, I don't actually know where you are but, as it happens, I'm part of that body of people broadly referred to as 'community activists' within an area of inner London that was affected by the...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-23-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 9,578
Posted By Ade-oh
Film = fulfillment Digital = convenience

Film = fulfillment

Digital = convenience
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-23-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,652
Posted By Ade-oh
I've got quite a few film cameras which I will...

I've got quite a few film cameras which I will probably continue to use until they die/I die/film has disappeared, mostly because I enjoy the process. I did recently sell a Pentax 645 which I rarely...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 5,245
Posted By Ade-oh
It doesn't. With MF lenses the F5 works fine in...

It doesn't. With MF lenses the F5 works fine in most situations using centre-weighted metering, but it won't do matrix metering with them.

Does this matter? I doubt it: any more than the fact...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-22-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 9,907
Posted By Ade-oh
The version of Vuescan I use does have a...

The version of Vuescan I use does have a multi-exposure mode: is this different to what Silverfast does?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2011
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
Just got some holiday snaps back. All with an...

Just got some holiday snaps back. All with an OM-4ti, a 50/1.8 MIJ and a 135/2.8 on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-18-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,446
Posted By Ade-oh
There's one here for $2260...

There's one here for $2260 :eek:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nippon-Kogaku-Nikkor-S-8-5cm-f-1-5-Leica-L39-LTM-Screw-/140543296165?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item20b90882a5http://
Forum: Off Topic 08-18-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,442
Posted By Ade-oh
For the avoidance of doubt, I regularly read the...

For the avoidance of doubt, I regularly read the Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Economist, the Spectator, the New Statesman, the New Scientist and Standpoint; I also...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2011
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
That's the problem with old cameras: there's a...

That's the problem with old cameras: there's a point where I don't think it's worth trying to resurrect them. Even so, an OM-1 in excellent condition wouldn't be hard to find and wouldn't be very...
Forum: Off Topic 08-17-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,442
Posted By Ade-oh
Touché, Monsieur! Although, more accurately, I...

Touché, Monsieur! Although, more accurately, I very strongly believe that individuals need to face up to the consequences of their own actions and/or beliefs, regardless of what political labels...
Forum: Off Topic 08-17-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,442
Posted By Ade-oh
Well, if he or she is doing it within a...

Well, if he or she is doing it within a criminally lax regulatory framework set up by 'liberal, 'progressive', 'egalitarian' governments, drunk on taxing bank profits to fund ludicrous social...
Forum: Off Topic 08-17-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,442
Posted By Ade-oh
Most amusing... next time I see a banker torching...

Most amusing... next time I see a banker torching a branch of 'JD Sports' and looting trainers I'll tell him you're on the case.:D
Forum: Off Topic 08-17-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,442
Posted By Ade-oh
Alternatively: leftist welfarism has, for the...

Alternatively: leftist welfarism has, for the last fifty years, systematically infantilised the socially and economically disadvantaged, and has attempted to relieve them of any sense of...
Forum: Off Topic 08-16-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,442
Posted By Ade-oh
You sound like Edward VIII: 'Something must be...

You sound like Edward VIII: 'Something must be done!', and there's a familiar fascist tone to your subsequent remarks too. You need to check out a few Marxist and Neo-Marxist theoreticians about the...
Forum: Off Topic 08-16-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,442
Posted By Ade-oh
Absolutely agreed. The media are looking for...

Absolutely agreed. The media are looking for simple causes and simple solutions where none exist. Indeed, I suspect the causes of each of the outbreaks of violence have been slightly different...
Forum: Off Topic 08-16-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,442
Posted By Ade-oh
@Roger I'm not sure what your point about the...

@Roger

I'm not sure what your point about the wealth gap is. There has always been a gap between rich and poor and it has always fostered resentment, without necessarily leading to the torching of...
Forum: Off Topic 08-16-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,442
Posted By Ade-oh
The odd thing is that the 'temporary workers' are...

The odd thing is that the 'temporary workers' are increasingly well integrated and are undeniably becoming part of British society now: a big chunk of the 'English' working class are now from...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 4,041
Posted By Ade-oh
IIRC, Galen Rowell carried a 24mm and an 85mm...

IIRC, Galen Rowell carried a 24mm and an 85mm with a single Nikon body when climbing.
Forum: Off Topic 08-16-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,442
Posted By Ade-oh
That is by no means necessarily the case. A key...

That is by no means necessarily the case. A key feature of the developing British underclass is that many of them are not prepared to accept relatively low-paid physically demanding work because it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 10,913
Posted By Ade-oh
I've had very good experiences with Peter at CRR....

I've had very good experiences with Peter at CRR. He has done the following for me:

Leica 111c - complete rebuild and repaint
Minox B CLA
Minox LX CLA
Summitar CLA
Summar CLA
Nikkor 50mm F2 LTM...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-15-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 8,821
Posted By Ade-oh
I did own an F4 but sold it when I bought my...

I did own an F4 but sold it when I bought my first F5 and don't miss it much. They're very solid cameras with a good light meter but I found the shape a bit unwieldy and, in comparison with modern...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-14-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 4,041
Posted By Ade-oh
On my last mountain trip - see above - I took a...

On my last mountain trip - see above - I took a Nikon F5, an 85mm f1.8 and an 18-35mm Nikkor zoom, together with about 8 rolls of Provia 100, polarising filters and an ND grad for the 18-35mm. It...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-14-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 4,041
Posted By Ade-oh
Here we go: shot in the Spanish Pyrenees a...

Here we go: shot in the Spanish Pyrenees a couple of weeks back with an 85mm Nikkor...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6123/5981977058_8056a70d61_z.jpg
Forum: Off Topic 08-08-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ade-oh
I would return it. By the sound of it, you will...

I would return it. By the sound of it, you will be able to buy something better - om or other - for what it will cost to clean up.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,376
Posted By Ade-oh
Yup, they're very good. I ordered 10 rolls of...

Yup, they're very good. I ordered 10 rolls of Ektar from them yesterday.

http://www.ag-photographic.co.uk/
Forum: Off Topic 07-28-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ade-oh
I think that the problem is that back in the...

I think that the problem is that back in the 70's, OM cameras were for the cool guys. Roger was using Nikons and Leicas and saw no reason to change.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-28-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 5,245
Posted By Ade-oh
The 'top-of-the-range' AF Nikons are all pretty...

The 'top-of-the-range' AF Nikons are all pretty fantastic, imho. It's hard to beat an F5 or F100 as a more-or-less foolproof point and shoot, albeit that they're quite heavy!
Forum: Off Topic 07-28-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ade-oh
Alas not: he's put me on ignore! Anyway, I'm...

Alas not: he's put me on ignore!

Anyway, I'm off on my summer vacation on Saturday so there will be time for Roger's blood pressure to decrease before I return. FWIW, I'm taking an Olympus OM-4ti,...
Forum: Off Topic 07-28-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ade-oh
That's a shame, I was looking forward to you...

That's a shame, I was looking forward to you managing to rebut one of my statements.

Cheers,

A.
Forum: Off Topic 07-28-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ade-oh
They may not have achieved the market they sought...

They may not have achieved the market they sought but the launch of the OM system was Olympus's attempt to grab a very significant share of the SLR market back in the 70s: the fact that their...
Forum: Off Topic 07-28-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ade-oh
That may be the way you work in the trade press...

That may be the way you work in the trade press but if I'm given off the record information as background ('off the record statements'? Come on...), I tend to treat it with a great deal of caution: ...
Forum: Off Topic 07-28-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ade-oh
In that case I think you misunderstood it. OM's...

In that case I think you misunderstood it. OM's are no better than Pentax, Nikon, Canon, Minolta, Fuji, Yashica, Contax, Leica and all the other cameras of their era... but they aren't measurably...
Forum: Off Topic 07-28-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ade-oh
Roger, In the field of writing and journalism...

Roger,

In the field of writing and journalism which I work in, making unsupported statements derived from a manufacturer's PR briefing is generally regarded as a bit of a death-knell for one's...
Forum: Off Topic 07-28-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ade-oh
Roger, if you want people to believe your...

Roger, if you want people to believe your assertions of fact, even in a trivial controversy such as this, you really ought to be prepared to back it up with evidence. The logical argument that you...
Forum: Off Topic 07-28-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ade-oh
No Roger, it isn't a valid premise because you...

No Roger, it isn't a valid premise because you are the only person who can possibly know if it is true or false.
Forum: Off Topic 07-28-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ade-oh
Roger, I suppose that in the sense that your...

Roger, I suppose that in the sense that your claim of arcane insider knowledge is not a valid premise, I am discrediting your argument, although not you. But yes, of course you're entitled to your...
Forum: Off Topic 07-27-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ade-oh
Roger, the fact that you can't reveal the source...

Roger, the fact that you can't reveal the source or point at a test report or anything of the sort makes your claimed insider knowledge here meaningless. Notwithstanding your - doubtless well...
Forum: Off Topic 07-27-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ade-oh
Talking I suspect it's because of the prevailing attitude...

I suspect it's because of the prevailing attitude on internet forums and in the consumer photographic press that, in essence, 'you can't be a serious photographer unless you use ' which has never...
Forum: Off Topic 07-27-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ade-oh
I can well believe it: weather sealing on the...

I can well believe it: weather sealing on the OM's is nowhere near as good as on Nikon F's, and they aren't as solidly built. Having said that, a good number of respected PJs did use them...
Forum: Off Topic 07-27-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ade-oh
I'm sure I'd be the same with any other system,...

I'm sure I'd be the same with any other system, if I had used it for as long as I have the OMs (I'm also a big fan of the Nikon F3 and F5, the Leica MP, the Leica IIIc and the Pentax 67, fwiw). The...
Forum: Off Topic 07-27-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ade-oh
Well, perhaps I've been lucky, but the only duff...

Well, perhaps I've been lucky, but the only duff Zuiko lens I've ever owned was a 35-105 zoom which I had in the mid-80s. It was a stinker, although not much different from a lot of zooms of that...
Forum: Off Topic 07-27-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ade-oh
My opinion is based on using the OM system for...

My opinion is based on using the OM system for the last 32 years, alongside Nikon and Leica. I'm sure there are differences in resolving power and so on if you dig down into shooting test charts in...
Forum: Off Topic 07-27-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ade-oh
Well Roger, I think you spelled 'Nikkormat'...

Well Roger, I think you spelled 'Nikkormat' correctly: otherwise entirely wrong! ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 4,429
Posted By Ade-oh
The F5 is a fantastic camera and can be bought...

The F5 is a fantastic camera and can be bought cheap as chips if you keep your eyes open. I have one I bought new in 1998 (which cost about £1200 then) and one I bought last year for £180-something...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-11-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,286
Posted By Ade-oh
Wally Pfister on Film

http://motion.kodak.com/US/en/motion/Products/Customer_Testimonials/Wally_Pfister/index.htm
Forum: Travel 07-06-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,986
Posted By Ade-oh
Japanese cameras tend to be significantly cheaper...

Japanese cameras tend to be significantly cheaper in the US than they are in the UK and Europe but I don't think there's too much difference with Leicas, and used Leica gear can actually be cheaper...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-23-2011
Replies: 205
Views: 24,506
Posted By Ade-oh
I use mine a lot for snapshots, and it's great! ...

I use mine a lot for snapshots, and it's great! Certainly as good as the first digital p&s I owned.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2695/5862806898_5fccbcac9d_z.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-22-2011
Replies: 617
Views: 142,728
Posted By Ade-oh
Wow, interesting... but really a Summitar? I...

Wow, interesting... but really a Summitar? I don't see the characteristic bokeh and it looks like a digital shot to me. M8, M9?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 4,945
Posted By Ade-oh
I think that is more or less exactly the point,...

I think that is more or less exactly the point, except you need to understand that only a very small number of people who take photographs aspire to be 'professionals' and therefore have the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 4,945
Posted By Ade-oh
It may well indicate the route that much news...

It may well indicate the route that much news photography will go down but there are already myriad branches of photography and they are dividing and spreading out all the time. Predicting the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 11,126
Posted By Ade-oh
And the Olympus design department will be jumping...

And the Olympus design department will be jumping up and down in their seats at the news that 28 members of RFF are prepared to suggest they might actually buy this camera we're asking them to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 11,126
Posted By Ade-oh
I already have two digital OM-4tis and two...

I already have two digital OM-4tis and two digital OM-1s. I insert a silver-gelatine sensor roll into them, take the pictures, get the sensor roll processed and then feed it into my Nikon Coolscan...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 5,330
Posted By Ade-oh
It isn't 'unsuitable' but I always found it too...

It isn't 'unsuitable' but I always found it too fiddly, and thus it got in the way of my quest to capture all those decisive moments which flit past:). I'm sure that if one adopted a more deliberate...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 5,330
Posted By Ade-oh
Me too. I've been using Olympus OM's for 33...

Me too. I've been using Olympus OM's for 33 years and never had one break down on me.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 5,330
Posted By Ade-oh
Which statistics would these be? The OM-3 and...

Which statistics would these be?

The OM-3 and 3ti both have mechanical shutters and are thus eminently repairable. The OM-3 did have battery drain problems but they were an irritant rather than a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,602
Posted By Ade-oh
Oddly enough, the OM-3 is the only OM I haven't...

Oddly enough, the OM-3 is the only OM I haven't enjoyed using, mainly because setting exposures - with the spot meter at least - just became too fiddly. The auto-exposure on the OM-4 makes it so...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,602
Posted By Ade-oh
Well, I'm in London and can lend an OM-4 or an...

Well, I'm in London and can lend an OM-4 or an OM-1 if that's of any use. Vicky, PM me if it works for you.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,602
Posted By Ade-oh
Hmm, it looks to me like something is very...

Hmm, it looks to me like something is very slightly impeding the travel on the second shutter curtain. I've always used http://www.lutoncameras.co.uk/ for my Olympus repairs but I don't know whether...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-04-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 6,976
Posted By Ade-oh
I would go back to my original point. In...

I would go back to my original point. In practical terms you will not be able to distinguish between transparencies taken with Canon, Contax, Leica, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus or Pentax manual focus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2011
Replies: 87
Views: 7,157
Posted By Ade-oh
Ah, but for most of us photographic hobbyists,...

Ah, but for most of us photographic hobbyists, process is part of what attracts us to photography and 'junk' cameras often require more process in order to produce good final images. By and large,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-25-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 6,976
Posted By Ade-oh
It's a terrible lens if you shoot test charts,...

It's a terrible lens if you shoot test charts, but it works fine in the real world when it isn't at full aperture all the time.

But if you are interested in buying expensive trophy equipment,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-24-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 6,976
Posted By Ade-oh
I would go for the OM-4ti (not the OM-4) above...

I would go for the OM-4ti (not the OM-4) above the OM-2n and there are plenty of places in Europe to get them CLA'd.

Zuiko lenses are much more expensive than they were a couple of years ago, but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-24-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 6,976
Posted By Ade-oh
It is all much of a muchness. In practice, if...

It is all much of a muchness. In practice, if you use them properly, you will not be able to tell the difference in results between Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Pentax or any other mainstream manual focus...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-23-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 8,643
Posted By Ade-oh
It's like deja vu all over again. Will film...

It's like deja vu all over again.

Will film regain a significant market share? Unlikely. Will film sales stabilise around a small, self-sustaining core of enthusiasts? Quite likely. Will these...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,790
Posted By Ade-oh
I agree. He's the best Leica repairer I've come...

I agree. He's the best Leica repairer I've come across. The only down-side is that your camera smells like an ashtray for the first couple of hours after you get it back! He's done a Leica, two...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-17-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,695
Posted By Ade-oh
If you have the money, it's worth getting the...

If you have the money, it's worth getting the lens overhauled by a competent repairer. Mine was done recently by Peter at CRR and it sorted out a whole load of issues with it: it really came back...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-16-2011
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
And another thing... I've recently acquired an...

And another thing... I've recently acquired an OM 'Motor Drive 2'. Wow! Compact, beautifully balanced (with the control pack 2), and capable of ripping through 5fps. More importantly, however, it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-16-2011
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
Absolute lunacy! It's more than half of what I...

Absolute lunacy! It's more than half of what I paid for an OM-4ti with the 2-13 screen.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,818
Posted By Ade-oh
Can I fit the sensor in my Leica IIIc? ...OK,...

Can I fit the sensor in my Leica IIIc? ...OK, only joking.

This looks like a kind of HDR but with focus - but I'm guessing huge files, and probably a novelty rather than a serious force in...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-09-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 8,810
Posted By Ade-oh
Roger, out of interest do you feel that you have...

Roger, out of interest do you feel that you have actually earned your living (since the age of 31) from doing photography or from writing about photography? Both are equally honourable but - I would...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-09-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 8,810
Posted By Ade-oh
1. Not really applicable. I've earned a little...

1. Not really applicable. I've earned a little from photography over the years but mostly when I do photography 'professionally' it's to illustrate my own writing.

2. I doubt it.

3. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,425
Posted By Ade-oh
It just means there is more choice because...

It just means there is more choice because absolute constraints are disappearing: that can't be a bad thing.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2011
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
Lovely picture! I keep banging on about this,...

Lovely picture!

I keep banging on about this, but the 'Joy of Olympus OM' for me is how cheap everything is (with the exception of the OM-3 which, in my view, isn't worth it anyway). I got a 135mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 4,183
Posted By Ade-oh
A couple more...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5105/5672026889_b15a6402aa_z.jpghttp://farm6.static.flickr.com/5307/5672021205_3e77755db4_z.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 4,183
Posted By Ade-oh
Funnily enough there were a whole bunch of...

Funnily enough there were a whole bunch of Aussies at this street party I was at:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5225/5672602620_ceeddd384e_b.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2011
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
Well, I do have 3 different 50/1.8's but two were...

Well, I do have 3 different 50/1.8's but two were acquired with used bodies...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2011
Replies: 3,751
Views: 714,483
Posted By Ade-oh
Woo hoo!

A couple of days back I won a Zuiko 21/3.5 on Ebay for £111. I was slightly nervous about the deal because they often go for three times that amount but it arrived today and it's in excellent...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-27-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,705
Posted By Ade-oh
There are plenty of photographic clichés out...

There are plenty of photographic clichés out there, and OOF backgrounds are just one of them. How about sunlight streaming through the wooden slats of a derelict building? Or faded paint peeling...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-26-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,547
Posted By Ade-oh
Yup, looks like second curtain sync, though with...

Yup, looks like second curtain sync, though with a high iso setting and possibly panning a bit too?

I hope he gave her a sandwich after the shoot: she looks like she needs one.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 4,383
Posted By Ade-oh
Here's a picture of me in Iraq wearing a...

Here's a picture of me in Iraq wearing a photovest. It was great for carrying spare Kalashnikov magazines, grenades, satphone, first aid kit, batteries, an IV set and sunglasses... oh and a camera...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-25-2011
Replies: 610
Views: 111,791
Posted By Ade-oh
A used Olympus OM-1 which cost me £95 in 1979 (I...

A used Olympus OM-1 which cost me £95 in 1979 (I also got a new Zuiko 50mm/1.8 and the whole package came to £120). This represented about 20 weeks worth of working as a cashier for two nights a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,907
Posted By Ade-oh
I have an MP and used to have an M6 TTL .85 and...

I have an MP and used to have an M6 TTL .85 and can't say that viewfinder flare was a problem with either. I wouldn't worry: under most circumstances, the viewfinder isn't going to flare and when...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,191
Posted By Ade-oh
I doubt that you would see any practical...

I doubt that you would see any practical difference in image quality between Leica R and OM Zuiko lenses unless you were shooting test charts. I would say that the biggest difference between the two...
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