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Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,615
Posted By AJShepherd
What a waste of money. First time I put into a...

What a waste of money. First time I put into a kickstarter, and it's going to be the last.

After two years I'd pretty much given up on even receiving anything, but when it showed up a few weeks ago...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,180
Posted By AJShepherd
I got a IIIf with six month warranty from Red Dot...

I got a IIIf with six month warranty from Red Dot in London, which cost half the price of any IIIg I'd seen from random dealers on ebay. With the added security that it had had an overhaul and came...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,797
Posted By AJShepherd
Ah, still not working for me in the UK. The...

Ah, still not working for me in the UK. The uploader stalled, so I tried using the website, which also sat there for half an hour 'processing' and did nothing.
Maybe things haven't rolled out...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 3,724
Posted By AJShepherd
It kind of depends what I'm doing, Mostly when...

It kind of depends what I'm doing, Mostly when doing B/W on Ilford film in Ilfotec LC29 then I'll do a couple of inversions every minute. I'll do inversions if I'm doing Caffenol, too.
If I'm using...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 851
Posted By AJShepherd
Personally I like to shoot landscapes and like to...

Personally I like to shoot landscapes and like to have as much depth of field as possible. But when I'm shooting things closer up I might want to make them pop out of the background a bit, especially...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-31-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,665
Posted By AJShepherd
I picked up a Leica IIIf with 5cm collapsible...

I picked up a Leica IIIf with 5cm collapsible Elmar last year from Red Dot Cameras, was significantly cheaper than a IIIg, the film loading wasn't as fiddly as I'd feared so I soon got the hang of it...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-26-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4,274
Posted By AJShepherd
No, wait, did I hibernate through winter and it's...

No, wait, did I hibernate through winter and it's now April 1st?

Because a €5000 Zenit version of a Leica M just seems way too ridiculous to be true!
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-26-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,403
Posted By AJShepherd
Dammit, I only recently bought an SD Quattro, but...

Dammit, I only recently bought an SD Quattro, but have to admit I'm stoked for a full frame Foveon.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By AJShepherd
They don't call them "Parcelfarce" for nothing....

They don't call them "Parcelfarce" for nothing. Hope you manage to get things resolved.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-08-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By AJShepherd
Well I started with the MC 40mm f1.4 Nokton...

Well I started with the MC 40mm f1.4 Nokton Classic on my Bessa R3A, and added the thread mount set of 15mm Super-Wide Heliar, 25mm Snapshot Skopar, and 75mm Color Heliar. The 15mm and 25mm haven't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-13-2018
Replies: 2,128
Views: 594,549
Posted By AJShepherd
Leica IIIf with 5cm f2.8...

Leica IIIf with 5cm f2.8 Elmar
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/879/41519370362_4317e5a732_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26fVCi9)
Leica IIIf (https://flic.kr/p/26fVCi9) by Antony Shepherd...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,634
Posted By AJShepherd
I've often felt that DPR commenters are the kind...

I've often felt that DPR commenters are the kind of people who would have cheerfully shot all the horses the moment the car was invented.
Forum: Digital Compacts 12-15-2017
Replies: 1,193
Views: 241,238
Posted By AJShepherd
Taken a few weeks ago, experimenting with some of...

Taken a few weeks ago, experimenting with some of the RAW development settings I rarely use:-
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4533/24909196098_a03799772a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DX99bf)
Approaching...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-08-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 9,132
Posted By AJShepherd
I love the idea of the R-D1 and really wish...

I love the idea of the R-D1 and really wish Cosina had dusted it off and fitted a new sensor - but kept the dials and the 'winding on' lever, of course!
Just had a look at the kind of prices they're...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-22-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,203
Posted By AJShepherd
I've got the old uncoupled 15mm, and while it's a...

I've got the old uncoupled 15mm, and while it's a good lens I found it hard to get to grips with. I find you really need to have something up close in the foreground to kind of tie the picture...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 14,963
Posted By AJShepherd
Exposed at box speed and developed in R09 at...

Exposed at box speed and developed in R09 at 1:100 for 45 minutes as recommended by the PDF on their website...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,567
Posted By AJShepherd
Mine is never leaving the house in this form, for...

Mine is never leaving the house in this form, for obvious reasons!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4062/4649259665_242c4d5715_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/85QEVp)
Complete assembly......
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 05-08-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 36,783
Posted By AJShepherd
In the anime series "The Eccentric Family", the...

In the anime series "The Eccentric Family", the main character Yasaburou occasionally uses what is obviously a Voigtlander Vitessa L, which also features prominently in the second season opening...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,784
Posted By AJShepherd
I've used the Rollei 400 IR in the past and in my...

I've used the Rollei 400 IR in the past and in my experience you don't get the glow like you used to with Kodak HIE or Efke 820 Aura. Still pretty nice though (although I think I got some bromide...
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-10-2016
Replies: 1,193
Views: 241,238
Posted By AJShepherd
Here's a recent one, I always find the full on...

Here's a recent one, I always find the full on high contrast BW is too much, but I dial it back a notch and get things like this.
https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8554/29617045283_1c74565b28_c.jpg
...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,677
Posted By AJShepherd
Sigma to develop a full frame Foveon sensor, and...

Sigma to develop a full frame Foveon sensor, and Cosina to put that in a body based on the Bessa R3.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-22-2015
Replies: 176
Views: 19,643
Posted By AJShepherd
Interestingly, the Boots chain in the UK are...

Interestingly, the Boots chain in the UK are selling Ilford black and white film. Including HP5+ in 120 format, the first medium format film they've sold for over ten years. Only in their larger...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-02-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 8,001
Posted By AJShepherd
Back when I had an Olympus EP1 I had a 25mm f1.4...

Back when I had an Olympus EP1 I had a 25mm f1.4 CCTV c-mount lens on an adaptor (total cost < £50) which also gave a massive 'swirly bokeh' effect when used wide open.

I know some people who find...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-02-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 20,736
Posted By AJShepherd
I acquired a Kershaw Eight-20 Penguin last...

I acquired a Kershaw Eight-20 Penguin last year.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3667/9343130991_afccf0b088_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/feBZkn)
kershaw-penguin (https://flic.kr/p/feBZkn) by Antony J ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-13-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 6,910
Posted By AJShepherd
The Trip is a great little point and shoot camera...

The Trip is a great little point and shoot camera and I've used mine pretty recently. That said I'd put a word in for the Minolta Hi-Matic F, which is a little bit smaller and a little more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 7,433
Posted By AJShepherd
Excellent! I shall be able to use my Brownie 127...

Excellent! I shall be able to use my Brownie 127 and Brownie Reflex again!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-03-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 7,669
Posted By AJShepherd
Back in June I shot my last roll of Kodak HIE on...

Back in June I shot my last roll of Kodak HIE on a visit to Highgate Cemetery.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5346/8956440059_749b1f86d2_b.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-03-2013
Replies: 1,736
Views: 284,269
Posted By AJShepherd
I found this old Vauxhall Victor purely by chance...

I found this old Vauxhall Victor purely by chance on a side street in Eastbourne. Looked in great condition for a car of that age.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7438/9311424237_9b5e734460_c.jpg...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-01-2013
Replies: 1,853
Views: 373,441
Posted By AJShepherd
A few weeks ago I headed to the coast with my...

A few weeks ago I headed to the coast with my Horizon 202 loaded with some Agfaphoto Vista Plus film I'd picked up from Poundland.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2820/9325729893_94984b81ba_c.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-03-2013
Replies: 78
Views: 11,849
Posted By AJShepherd
It's a shame, my Bessa R3A was really where I got...

It's a shame, my Bessa R3A was really where I got into rangefinders.
But it would be cool if they produced something like a modern version of the old Epson RD1 (which was basically a Bessa body, I...
Forum: Lomography 06-13-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 7,409
Posted By AJShepherd
It's cheap enough to have a pop at, and the way...

It's cheap enough to have a pop at, and the way some of the parts come on their sprues reminds me of my dim and distant youth making Airfix kits.

If the name had a few umlauts, it'd sound like...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-01-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,920
Posted By AJShepherd
I also use the Tetenal C41 kit and I store the...

I also use the Tetenal C41 kit and I store the developer, bleach/fix and stabiliser in three 'concertina' bottles which I can squeeze down to try and keep as much air out.
You do reuse the developer...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 02-22-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,219
Posted By AJShepherd
Nice shots, especially the 'del-boy' one. I've...

Nice shots, especially the 'del-boy' one.

I've got an 8M, and I think it's a surprisingly good camera for what it is.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By AJShepherd
Steampunk is what happened when Goths discovered...

Steampunk is what happened when Goths discovered brown.

I'm with rogue_designer on the whole gear thing.
It seems you can turn anything into a steampunk 'objet d'arse' by sticking some random...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 16,294
Posted By AJShepherd
I can confirm this. I'd not used my ETRS for a...

I can confirm this. I'd not used my ETRS for a while, so it took me by surprise. To mine I'd attached the AE-II prism, which adds metering and the ability to set aperture priority automatic exposure,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,341
Posted By AJShepherd
I've been using the Tetenal C41 kit and it's real...

I've been using the Tetenal C41 kit and it's real easy to use.
The main thing is to get the chemicals up to temperature before you use them. So i just stand the bottles in a bucket of hot water for a...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-08-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,094
Posted By AJShepherd
The new Apple iMacs don't have a DVD drive. Apple...

The new Apple iMacs don't have a DVD drive. Apple CEO Tim Cook declared optical drives are for those "living in the past".
(Admittedly, I suspect the main reason for this is that Apple would have you...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-06-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 6,160
Posted By AJShepherd
I've had a GR Digital since 2006 and it's...

I've had a GR Digital since 2006 and it's possibly the best digital camera I've ever owned.

It's small and light, you can stick it in your pocket and take it anywhere, but it's not flimsy.
The...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-14-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 26,968
Posted By AJShepherd
I remember reading something a while ago about...

I remember reading something a while ago about the Slow Photography movement, and arguably Sigma make digital cameras for slow photographers.

Don't get me wrong, I love my DP1. Sure, it's not the...
Forum: RFF News 08-25-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,095
Posted By AJShepherd
I've raised a glass or many to Neil tonight. I...

I've raised a glass or many to Neil tonight.

I would second FrozenInTime's recommendation of "Full Moon" by Michael Light. They are stupendously beautiful images.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 06-27-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,782
Posted By AJShepherd
Rob, I usually go one half-turn of the indicator...

Rob,
I usually go one half-turn of the indicator disc. I find it helps if I apply a small amount of pressure (just a firm grip, really) on the back just over where the sprocket wheel is, as that...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 06-26-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,782
Posted By AJShepherd
It was pretty easy. While the instructions are in...

It was pretty easy. While the instructions are in Japanese, the diagrams are very clear and easy enough to follow. The trickiest bit is the shutter assembly, which you need to check out as soon as...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 06-14-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,143
Posted By AJShepherd
I can't help thinking that with a sharp turn...

I can't help thinking that with a sharp turn it'll make like a Reliant Robin and roll...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 03-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,406
Posted By AJShepherd
Drool.... The images I've seen from the 5x4...

Drool....

The images I've seen from the 5x4 version look fantastic, I can't wait to see images from this baby!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-24-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By AJShepherd
I don't use gloves, I just handle by the edges...

I don't use gloves, I just handle by the edges and avoid touching the image area.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-23-2012
Replies: 254
Views: 71,517
Posted By AJShepherd
Rollei...

Rollei B35
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6032/6316378285_0cfc094cfb_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/6316378285/)
Brighton Pier Horses...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-22-2012
Replies: 83
Views: 9,811
Posted By AJShepherd
It all depends what you mean by 'pocketable'. I...

It all depends what you mean by 'pocketable'. I mean, my Franka Rolfix II will fit in some of my trouser pockets, when folded.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2421/4039202067_14522764ab_z.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2012
Replies: 210
Views: 29,284
Posted By AJShepherd
Ektar...

Ektar 100:
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6109/6316711534_10f1d572ca_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/6316711534/)
Colourful Windmills...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-19-2012
Replies: 1,165
Views: 418,688
Posted By AJShepherd
Not a rangefinder, but a folder, a Franka Rolfix...

Not a rangefinder, but a folder, a Franka Rolfix II with 105mm Rodenstock-Trinar lens.
Shot with an expired roll of Fujicolor Pro400H film metered (on hand held meter) at...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-11-2012
Replies: 98
Views: 37,141
Posted By AJShepherd
Really need to use mine again... Here it is on a...

Really need to use mine again... Here it is on a Bessa R3A with some Kodachrome.
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4051/4714329100_d1890b97c0_z.jpg...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-09-2012
Replies: 430
Views: 43,512
Posted By AJShepherd
I've been trying not to, but if we are going to...

I've been trying not to, but if we are going to bring down the tone, I suspect the "Enola Gay" model might not go down too well...

*cough* Getting back on topic...

Looks pretty nice. No, it's not a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,286
Posted By AJShepherd
I get this feeling that Kodak's digital camera...

I get this feeling that Kodak's digital camera division were eschewing quality cameras to try and recapture the mass appeal that the Instamatic once had. However what they didn't realise is that...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-03-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,368
Posted By AJShepherd
The return of Doughnut Bokeh?

This (http://photorumors.com/2012/02/03/tokina-300mm-f6-3-mirror-lens-for-micro-four-thirds/#more-20136) is the second thing I've seen this week about a mirror lens being released in M4/3...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-26-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,893
Posted By AJShepherd
I taped over the logo on mine to keep the...

I taped over the logo on mine to keep the hipsters away...
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3528/3259897745_43ea2f05b6_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/3259897745/)
holga...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-04-2011
Replies: 86
Views: 8,338
Posted By AJShepherd
I normally use the 40mm Nokton, as a rule, but if...

I normally use the 40mm Nokton, as a rule, but if I'm going out for the day I'll often take a couple of other lenses with me, depending on what I'm planning to shoot.
One of the things that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 6,121
Posted By AJShepherd
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6013/5974525293_9f7e...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6013/5974525293_9f7ecc2947_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/5974525293/)
brownie-002 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/5974525293/) by Antony J ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2011
Replies: 104
Views: 15,200
Posted By AJShepherd
Ilford's my go to black and white film of choice....

Ilford's my go to black and white film of choice. I've dabbled with others but it's always Ilford I come back to.

Pan F
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6021/5974527735_37a0c85a2e_z.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-10-2011
Replies: 191
Views: 22,172
Posted By AJShepherd
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4001/4672654301_290...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4001/4672654301_2901011de4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/4672654301/)
Fire buckets (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/4672654301/) by Antony J ...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-29-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,211
Posted By AJShepherd
I'm quite fond of my ETRS, although I've beefed...

I'm quite fond of my ETRS, although I've beefed mine up a bit with the AEII prism and the speed grip, so I call it the BMFSLR (Big, err, 'Mirror Flipping' Single Lens...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-13-2011
Replies: 363
Views: 107,677
Posted By AJShepherd
Franka Rolfix...

Franka Rolfix II
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2507/4039202717_a5cefefdc6_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/4039202717/)
Rolfix II (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/4039202717/)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,559
Posted By AJShepherd
I've had some good results from the Rollei IR400...

I've had some good results from the Rollei IR400 film.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4879709283_9a55774508_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/4879709283/)
Willows weep for me...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,559
Posted By AJShepherd
Aargh! Why did I not buy more of this when it was available?

Hi guys,
Back in 2006, I bought myself two rolls of Kodak HIE, which I never got around to using that summer. So I moved them from the fridge to the freezer. Then I kind of forgot about them. Then I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2011
Replies: 330
Views: 50,110
Posted By AJShepherd
My oldest camera is a No.2 Brownie, a model I...

My oldest camera is a No.2 Brownie, a model I believe went out of production in 1933.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2678/4174354597_d883989527_m.jpg...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-15-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 16,009
Posted By AJShepherd
As a long term GRD user the IV looks very nice....

As a long term GRD user the IV looks very nice.
I'd go as far to say the GRD is a classic of the digital era.
Short of fitting a larger sensor it's hard to see where they go from here.

Not so keen...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-07-2011
Replies: 94
Views: 8,190
Posted By AJShepherd
I can't help hoping the next time he jumps out...

I can't help hoping the next time he jumps out from behind a phonebox he ends up having to get what's left of his camera surgically removed.
Creepy tosser.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-17-2011
Replies: 623
Views: 141,070
Posted By AJShepherd
ETRS, 50mm lens, Ektar...

ETRS, 50mm lens, Ektar 100
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4150/5003723021_a24171a80d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/5003723021/)
Colourful Carousel Horses...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-10-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 7,014
Posted By AJShepherd
I use a tetenal C41 kit, and my process follows...

I use a tetenal C41 kit, and my process follows something like this:-

Load film into dev. tank.
Put (empty) tank, and bottles containing colour developer, bleach fix, and stabilizer in a bath of hot...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-31-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,385
Posted By AJShepherd
Rediscovering the Hi-Matic F

I'd only used my Hi-Matic F once before, so I figured it was high time I took it out for a spin. So after checking out the battery situation I went off to the nearby Crystal Palace...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-14-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,841
Posted By AJShepherd
The image I posted above was scanned in using...

The image I posted above was scanned in using Epsonscan software (on a F-3200 scanner), with film type set to black and white negative, but file output as colour.
(it used to be the case you got...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-14-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,841
Posted By AJShepherd
I've found that odd tints can be applied to black...

I've found that odd tints can be applied to black and white negatives when scanned in colour mode. Sometimes, it just works, and sometimes you just need to desaturate the image to lose the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,648
Posted By AJShepherd
What was that old adage again? Something about...

What was that old adage again? Something about fools and their money being soon parted?

For the price of this ridiculous trinket you could probably pick up a halfway decent second hand DSLR, which...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-06-2011
Replies: 1,165
Views: 418,688
Posted By AJShepherd
Ok, so not strictly an RF folder, but here's one...

Ok, so not strictly an RF folder, but here's one taken with my Franka Rolfix II, using Ilford Pan F Plus film.

It's an ancient tradition or an old charter that all British seaside resorts have an...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-24-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 8,914
Posted By AJShepherd
I feel almost undressed if I go out without my...

I feel almost undressed if I go out without my watch. I don't wear one in the house, and when I'm at work I take it off so it doesn't scrape against the desk, but going out without my watch? That's...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-23-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 5,874
Posted By AJShepherd
My guess is by making the sensor small they can...

My guess is by making the sensor small they can keep the lenses small and proportionate to the camera body. I've often thought that some of the lenses for the mFT or Sony compact cameras dwarf the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,463
Posted By AJShepherd
The Blackbird.Fly as I understand it is fixed...

The Blackbird.Fly as I understand it is fixed focus and overpriced.

If you want to have fun with a plastic 35mm TLR, I'd recommend the 'Gakkenflex'. This was produced as an issue of Japanese...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-18-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 4,178
Posted By AJShepherd
if I could only own one digital camera from the...

if I could only own one digital camera from the ones I own, it would be a hard choice. The interchangable lenses of the Olympus E-P1? The pocketable size of the Ricoh GR Digital? Or the Foveon images...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By AJShepherd
Unexpected rangefinder references in media

http://www.dop.btinternet.co.uk/rangefinder.jpg

I was highly amused when I came across this panel in volume 17 of the manga "Hayate the Combat Butler", where some of the characters are discussing...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-30-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,051
Posted By AJShepherd
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3335/4603638413_962...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3335/4603638413_9620a7032d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/4603638413/)
Olympus E-P1 with Turret Viewfinder...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-28-2011
Replies: 610
Views: 111,610
Posted By AJShepherd
The first camera I remember using was a Kowa Kid...

The first camera I remember using was a Kowa Kid - 8 shots on 127 film. Not sure where that came from.

The first camera that was ALL MINE was a Polaroid Super Swinger, which I got as a present in...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-29-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 37,157
Posted By AJShepherd
Red filter, yellow filter... I'm a big fan of...

Red filter, yellow filter...
I'm a big fan of shooting Ilford HP5+ with a red filter for the high contrast I get from that combo. I usually use the yellow filter only when I'm shooting slower films.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-01-2011
Replies: 240
Views: 85,580
Posted By AJShepherd
Love my Nokton 40/1.4 lens on my Bessa...

Love my Nokton 40/1.4 lens on my Bessa R3A!

Whitechapel Bell Foundry, Ilford HP5+ pushed to 800.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4088/5066953823_56d9421def_b.jpg...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-10-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,326
Posted By AJShepherd
Well, at least if you were out street-shooting...

Well, at least if you were out street-shooting with that you'd not be mistaken for a terrorist by the police... unless it was the taste police!
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-04-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,455
Posted By AJShepherd
Shame about the crop factor. I'd hoped they would...

Shame about the crop factor. I'd hoped they would have used a sensor about the same size as a frame of 110 film and built it so that old Auto 110 lenses would fit (without any crop factor!)
But if...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2011
Replies: 964
Views: 189,234
Posted By AJShepherd
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5003/5267813087_626...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5003/5267813087_626ba366eb_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/5267813087/)
Morning Sun (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/5267813087/) by Antony J ...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-03-2011
Replies: 1,551
Views: 239,926
Posted By AJShepherd
Got an original GRD and I love it. It's a real...

Got an original GRD and I love it. It's a real carry-everywhere camera.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2496/4037162309_60fd0e8055_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/4037162309/)
Clouds...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,871
Posted By AJShepherd
The biggest developing disaster I've had was last...

The biggest developing disaster I've had was last year when I developed a roll of Ektar 100 in Tetenal C41 that was way past its best. The negatives came out apparently clear, only by looking very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,210
Posted By AJShepherd
I had a little play at half-remembered...

I had a little play at half-remembered solarisation recently. Shot some snaps I didn't mind screwing up on the Holga, then halfway through development I unscrewed the lid of the tank and pulled out...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-10-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 3,369
Posted By AJShepherd
This SLR is very...

This SLR is very small...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3324/3475551527_a290707444.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/3475551527/)
Look down at the camera....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2010
Replies: 677
Views: 50,480
Posted By AJShepherd
Did nobody put "lomographer"?

Did nobody put "lomographer"?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 4,248
Posted By AJShepherd
Zeiss Ikon Contessamat. Only used this the once,...

Zeiss Ikon Contessamat. Only used this the once, need to give it another outing some time
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3313/3411892452_6542456e0b_z.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,716
Posted By AJShepherd
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4150/5003723021_a24...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4150/5003723021_a24171a80d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/5003723021/)
Colourful Carousel Horses (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/5003723021/)...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-18-2010
Replies: 157
Views: 11,465
Posted By AJShepherd
I got my Holga off eBay, brand new from Hong Kong...

I got my Holga off eBay, brand new from Hong Kong for about £25 (almost half of which was postage). That's a fraction of the price that buying one from Lomography would have cost.
I've liked some of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-15-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By AJShepherd
First time push processing.

Last week I had a trip to the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. I decided against taking a digi as I didn't want to use flash, and as I figured I'd need a high ISO speed I'd get noise.
I also thought that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,075
Posted By AJShepherd
Brilliant, I just picked one up on the 'bay...

Brilliant, I just picked one up on the 'bay myself, and was wondering how to put the lens back in!
Looking forward to running a film through it!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-22-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 175,969
Posted By AJShepherd
Maybe the manual focus could use a central 'focus...

Maybe the manual focus could use a central 'focus spot' where the EVF is overlaid on the OVF, and some kind of indicator when the subject in the focus spot is in focus.
Added to a distance/d.o.f....
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-14-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 19,440
Posted By AJShepherd
Square cropped black and white conversion of this...

Square cropped black and white conversion of this (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/3798896350/in/photostream/):-

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3513/3807978836_f50504bbf5_z.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-11-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,397
Posted By AJShepherd
Go for it. If I only had one camera it would be...

Go for it. If I only had one camera it would be my R3A, and that's still my film camera of choice when I absolutely positively need good shots. And get the Nokton 40mm f1.4 to go with it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,798
Posted By AJShepherd
Oh my god! I felt sure that HAD to be a spoof....

Oh my god! I felt sure that HAD to be a spoof. Even looking at their website, I still couldn't believe this wasn't a spoof. Just goes to show that reality is weirder than anything a comedian can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,798
Posted By AJShepherd
The reason you get two cameras is for when the...

The reason you get two cameras is for when the first one breaks...
They look like a flash version of the 'Ultra Wide and Slim' cameras, which are quite fragile, especially the rewind crank.

Most...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-01-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 3,998
Posted By AJShepherd
I'd just say it was hideous and leave it at that.

I'd just say it was hideous and leave it at that.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 24,896
Posted By AJShepherd
Simon, that's a brilliant idea! Next time I go...

Simon, that's a brilliant idea!
Next time I go out with my E-P1 and a manual focus lens, I'll take a clip-on rangefinder mounted in the hot shoe and use that for focusing, and just use the live view...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-20-2010
Replies: 129
Views: 38,550
Posted By AJShepherd
Some shots from my E-P1:- OM Zuiko 135mm...

Some shots from my E-P1:-

OM Zuiko 135mm lens
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1283/4700732996_88fd8deabf_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/4700732996/)
Breakwater...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-17-2010
Replies: 1,853
Views: 373,441
Posted By AJShepherd
Horizon 202, on Ektar...

Horizon 202, on Ektar 100
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/4673300908_fa29b9ce3e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/4673300908/)
bexhillorama-017 by Antony J Shepherd, on Flickr...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-11-2010
Replies: 686
Views: 66,373
Posted By AJShepherd
While it wasn't the ideal day for infra-red...

While it wasn't the ideal day for infra-red photography, I still got some nifty shots. Rollei IR400 film, Voigtlander Bessa R3A camera, 40mm Nokton lens, Hoya R72...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-06-2010
Replies: 73
Views: 12,017
Posted By AJShepherd
Lilserenity, those autumnal shots are absolutely...

Lilserenity, those autumnal shots are absolutely exquisite.

I had some nice shots when I used a roll of 35mm Ektar in my Japanese build-it-yoursefl Gakkenflex TLR....
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-03-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,777
Posted By AJShepherd
I quite like the Viv Ultra Wide and Slim. I tend...

I quite like the Viv Ultra Wide and Slim. I tend to use it with 24 exposure rolls of cheap 200 ISO colour negative film and get some nice results.
I've heard advice against using 36 exposure films as...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-31-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 7,094
Posted By AJShepherd
costly threads

Aaargh! I hate you all....

Reading this thread made me have a quick look on the 'bay, and I found this:-
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4106/4845612589_cfa662f4b5_z_d.jpg...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-28-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,296
Posted By AJShepherd
To revive the thread a little, I got a gakkenflex...

To revive the thread a little, I got a gakkenflex a little while ago from here (http://stores.ebay.com/Hobby-Japan_Gakken_W0QQ_fsubZ7QQ_sidZ209948944QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322), which is pretty much...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 4,613
Posted By AJShepherd
I wonder if 'Rollei' are planning a colour 127...

I wonder if 'Rollei' are planning a colour 127 film to go alongside their B&W 'Retro 80S' film?
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-08-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 11,490
Posted By AJShepherd
I'd really like to try something like this, but I...

I'd really like to try something like this, but I guess you have to have a darkroom for loading the sheet film and developing it?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-25-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,342
Posted By AJShepherd
I've got an old Franka Rolfix II (6x6 or 6x9...

I've got an old Franka Rolfix II (6x6 or 6x9 depending on whether you use the masking plate), and folded up it'll fit in my pocket easier than my Olympus Pen E-P1!
it's a lot heavier, mind you, so...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-19-2010
Replies: 687
Views: 86,467
Posted By AJShepherd
Not my intention at the time, but looking at this...

Not my intention at the time, but looking at this one again I think it's got a bit of a Martin Parr thing going for it.
Bexhill
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4714330118_3f8fcd143d_b.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By AJShepherd
I rated the film at 400 ISO, and let the metering...

I rated the film at 400 ISO, and let the metering (which is through the lens) take care of the rest. Seemed to work OK for me! I think the R72 filter is about a five stop difference, so if you're...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By AJShepherd
Rollei Infra-red 400

Shot a roll of Rollei Infra-red 400 film the other day.
I shot the roll using my Voigtlander Bessa R3A, with 40mm Nokton Classic (MC) lens and Hoya R72 filter.
Developing was a bit of hit and miss,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-16-2010
Replies: 240
Views: 85,580
Posted By AJShepherd
One of my favourite shots of late, taken on...

One of my favourite shots of late, taken on Rollei Pan 25 film, in Whitstable Harbour. If it wasn't for the modern cars and buildings at the back, this would to me have a timeless quality, and I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-15-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 5,550
Posted By AJShepherd
Pevensey Castle, shot with evil Olympus E-P1...

Pevensey Castle, shot with evil Olympus E-P1 fitted with Olympus OM Zuiko 28mm f2.8 lens, wide open.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/4700718200_aea885de58_b.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,885
Posted By AJShepherd
I'd rather have an old Leica than a new iPhone!

I'd rather have an old Leica than a new iPhone!
Forum: RFF Polls 06-02-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,303
Posted By AJShepherd
No E-P1 option, but then again had I not already...

No E-P1 option, but then again had I not already bought an E-P1 when it was announced, I probably would have gone for the Ricoh because I love my GR Digital.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-28-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 23,336
Posted By AJShepherd
That bumper cars shot is wonderful and poignant....

That bumper cars shot is wonderful and poignant. The style of the cars makes them look like they could have been sitting there gathering dust for decades. Fantastic!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 9,301
Posted By AJShepherd
I quite like my Holga in small doses, but I got...

I quite like my Holga in small doses, but I got mine off ebay for £25, and half that was the p&p from Hong Kong.
Although I have to admit I get better quality images from my Kodak No.2 Brownie!
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-25-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 3,568
Posted By AJShepherd
Fantastic! That's fixed it. Thanks for the help!

Fantastic! That's fixed it. Thanks for the help!
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-25-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 3,568
Posted By AJShepherd
Horizon 202 winding lever loose!

Having recently picked up a Horizon 202 Russian swing-lens panoramic camera from a certain on-line auction site, I was quite happy with the results from the first film I ran through...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-21-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 28,463
Posted By AJShepherd
In my case, I already had the 15, 40 and 75mm...

In my case, I already had the 15, 40 and 75mm Voigtlander lenses, and I already had the 50mm Olympus lens, so all I had to get was the adaptor, and they give me possibilities I've not yet got with...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-21-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 28,463
Posted By AJShepherd
Voigtlander Nokton Classic...

Voigtlander Nokton Classic 40mm
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3542/3781253002_53bcb053f4.jpg...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-21-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 29,489
Posted By AJShepherd
I don't pre-wash with most films, but if I'm...

I don't pre-wash with most films, but if I'm using any of the Rollei films I do, just to get rid of the dye - the water comes out a very vivid colour!
(I quite like the Rollei films, but the negs...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-09-2010
Replies: 1,165
Views: 418,688
Posted By AJShepherd
A shot from my Franka Rolfix II, taken on...

A shot from my Franka Rolfix II, taken on slightly expired Ilford Pan F film.
Might be cheating as it's not a rangefinder, but scale focus. Also, I wasn't using a light meter, just guessing on a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By AJShepherd
I've used the C41 Tetenal kit last year with good...

I've used the C41 Tetenal kit last year with good results. I develop the film and then scan the negatives. For 35mm, it's only a small saving, but for medium format it's a big saving to do it myself....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-23-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4,758
Posted By AJShepherd
Having seen the appalling results on the BJP blog...

Having seen the appalling results on the BJP blog (http://www.1854.eu/2010/03/handson_with_impossible_px100.html) I wonder how they've got the nerve!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-11-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 5,013
Posted By AJShepherd
What would be really nice is if they engineered...

What would be really nice is if they engineered the module to have a 'dark slide' - some device which when the lens is removed covers over the sensor. It's the one thing that always concerns me about...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-02-2010
Replies: 81
Views: 15,133
Posted By AJShepherd
I'd been neglecting my Pen over the winter, so...

I'd been neglecting my Pen over the winter, so took it out last Friday (despite the bitter cold and blustery sea-front winds), and did a bit of post-processing on these shots...
Cropped square, with...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-03-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 7,257
Posted By AJShepherd
Here's one of mine with the 15mm Super-Wide...

Here's one of mine with the 15mm Super-Wide Heliar. Mine's the old L39 mount, so I attached it using the thread mount adaptor on the M mount...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-29-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,527
Posted By AJShepherd
Another vote for the Voigtlander Bessa R3A - I've...

Another vote for the Voigtlander Bessa R3A - I've had one for a couple of years now and I absolutely love it to bits. If I had one criticism it's that if you wear glasses it can be hard to see the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-29-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 5,203
Posted By AJShepherd
Maybe the new Olympus is going to have a fixed...

Maybe the new Olympus is going to have a fixed lens and be called the E-Trip...!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,714
Posted By AJShepherd
The gold one is pretty much the most tasteless...

The gold one is pretty much the most tasteless camera in existence, both from an aesthetic and political viewpoint.

And would it have killed them to make the lens cap match?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-25-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 5,250
Posted By AJShepherd
People laughed at Pentax's "SLR Of Many Colours",...

People laughed at Pentax's "SLR Of Many Colours", but I gather they've been selling like hot cakes, so maybe this retro compact isn't as daft as we might think!
It's a shame they couldn't cram an EVF...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By AJShepherd
Whoops!

I'd had a roll of Ektar 100 sitting in my Voigtlander R3A for months, but finally got around to developing it.
Oops. When I got the negs out, to my horror they looked blank, although on close...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-23-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,170
Posted By AJShepherd
It is a really nice little camera, and I've been...

It is a really nice little camera, and I've been pleased with mine.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2650/3915587521_5191d7c7a6.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-16-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,426
Posted By AJShepherd
No, wait, there was a camera in that ad.? I was...

No, wait, there was a camera in that ad.? I was too busy looking at the divine Mlle T. to notice.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-15-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,312
Posted By AJShepherd
I wonder if it would be possible (if you look at...

I wonder if it would be possible (if you look at the width of something like the OM adaptor, for example), to build a lens adaptor with built in tilt/shift function. Stick any lens on the other side...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-11-2009
Replies: 165
Views: 18,681
Posted By AJShepherd
Just got myself a No. 2 Brownie, and here it...

Just got myself a No. 2 Brownie, and here it is:-
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2678/4174354597_d883989527_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/4174354597/)

I did have a slight mishap...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By AJShepherd
Pleasant Discovery

Only of interest to UK readers, but I was out today and discovered to my delight that the Croydon branch of Boots had some Kodachrome 64 on the shelves. 3 for the price of 2, so I got three...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-20-2009
Replies: 1,165
Views: 418,688
Posted By AJShepherd
Franka Rolfix...

Franka Rolfix II
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2783/4041458386_c3ee7a32ea.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/4041458386/)

Shot on Rollei Pan 25 film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2009
Replies: 313
Views: 24,810
Posted By AJShepherd
I can't believe nobody has mentioned 'lomography'...

I can't believe nobody has mentioned 'lomography' (when used instead of the word 'photography' and not to refer to the company) and *hack, spit* 'lomographer'!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-10-2009
Replies: 93
Views: 7,122
Posted By AJShepherd
You took the words right out of my mouth! A...

You took the words right out of my mouth!
A black and white sensor coupled with a good lens could produce some excellent results. No bayer filtering, no colour interpolation, no anti-aliasing, just...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-03-2009
Replies: 201
Views: 63,136
Posted By AJShepherd
The E-P1's integrated image stabilisation was the...

The E-P1's integrated image stabilisation was the deal maker for me. I'd already decided that I would not be buying any new camera where image stabilisation was lens-based.
I've used the E-P1 with...
Forum: Photo Software 10-24-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 5,076
Posted By AJShepherd
I've seen some HDR pictures that were subtle...

I've seen some HDR pictures that were subtle enough that they didn't scream "HDR!!" in your face. However, most HDR pictures I've seen have all the sliders turned up to eleven and are so completely...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 2,886
Posted By AJShepherd
Amateur here, and I use both film and digital -...

Amateur here, and I use both film and digital - sometimes I'll take a film camera and a digital camera out with me, but maybe the film camera will be loaded with black and white and I'll shoot colour...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-15-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,405
Posted By AJShepherd
Don't neglect your Trip!

I felt my Olympus Trip had been sitting neglected in the cupboard for a while, so I took it out for the day and shot two films with it. The first one was Kodachrome 64 (which had just expired, so...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-12-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,013
Posted By AJShepherd
New Olympus with old Olympus lens

As I've got an Olympus OM-1 sitting in the cupboard (and really must use it again Real Soon!) I got the MF-2 adaptor for my Pen E-P1, and yesterday I went out with the 50mm f1.8 F.Zuiko lens fitted...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2009
Replies: 59
Views: 4,260
Posted By AJShepherd
Maybe now that Leica have shown that it is...

Maybe now that Leica have shown that it is possible to make a full frame digital camera the same size (roughly) as a 35mm film camera, Olympus could continue their retro theme and produce the OM-D....
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-02-2009
Replies: 81
Views: 15,133
Posted By AJShepherd
Oh alright then... 1. Pop Tart Filter...

Oh alright then...

1. Pop Tart Filter
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2626/3780790537_b37d60ee85.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/3780790537/)
(yes, I know it's really called the 'Pop...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-12-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By AJShepherd
Here's another recent DP-1 shot, after converting...

Here's another recent DP-1 shot, after converting to black and white, a square crop, and a gradient layer to darken the sky a bit more.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3513/3807978836_f50504bbf5.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-12-2009
Replies: 164
Views: 12,529
Posted By AJShepherd
This was one of those lucky shots when you just...

This was one of those lucky shots when you just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3396/3500196443_452be96644.jpg...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-11-2009
Replies: 118
Views: 7,616
Posted By AJShepherd
Wouldn't a bokeh backlash be tsukkomi...

Wouldn't a bokeh backlash be tsukkomi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_owarai_terms#boke)?
(This video clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDhqHo8WGx0) explains my reference. Skip forward...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-07-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By AJShepherd
Wonderful picture!

Wonderful picture!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-04-2009
Replies: 118
Views: 22,436
Posted By AJShepherd
What I do is first run some hot water into the...

What I do is first run some hot water into the bath so there's a bit of humidity to reduce airborne dust, then during the rinse and for the final rinse I use wetting agent, and hang the film over the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-02-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By AJShepherd
I used to, but I switched to using iPhoto when...

I used to, but I switched to using iPhoto when the latest version came out. I regret this decision!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-02-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By AJShepherd
Aargh! Stupid iPhoto!!!

Has anyone else been using iPhoto to upload pictures to Flickr?
I got fed up with it. The defaults (low resolution, pictures visible to only you) are stupid, and it takes far longer to upload...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By AJShepherd
I think you've misconstrued me misiekbunnik - it...

I think you've misconstrued me misiekbunnik - it was the DP1 that I'd been planning to sell off, but using it again was making me change my mind.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By AJShepherd
Because it is Brighton! To be exact, it's the...

Because it is Brighton!

To be exact, it's the freshly restored bandstand which this time last year looked like this (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/2641495243/).
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-31-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By AJShepherd
Decisions, Decisions

I was thinking of selling off my Sigma DP-1 now that I've got the Olympus Pen E-P1, after all it's hard to justify keeping it. Then today I took the Sigma out for a 'last hurrah' and came back with...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-27-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 10,859
Posted By AJShepherd
I love the GRD. Sure, it's got a small sensor,...

I love the GRD. Sure, it's got a small sensor, with all the problems that entails, but I've had some excellent results from mine.
The best thing about it is that you can take it anywhere. It fits in...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-23-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,398
Posted By AJShepherd
Agreed! I've got an R3A and it's my favourite...

Agreed! I've got an R3A and it's my favourite camera. had the R3M been out at the time I'd have got that instead if only to have the facility to still shoot without batteries.
The 40mm f1.4 is a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By AJShepherd
Looks quite cool. I wonder how much printing the...

Looks quite cool. I wonder how much printing the pictures is going to cost?
Do like the idea of a digital picture frame to show your 3D pics, that could be popular.
But 3D has always been something...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-22-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,986
Posted By AJShepherd
IF this is true, then that's fantastic. But I'm...

IF this is true, then that's fantastic. But I'm not holding my breath!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 3,027
Posted By AJShepherd
I've tried C41 development with a Tetenal...

I've tried C41 development with a Tetenal Colortec kit, and so far it's gone OK. I usually dunk my chemical bottles in a sink full of really hot water for a while to get them up to temperature, and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By AJShepherd
Expired HIE

I've got two rolls of Kodak High-Speed Infra-Red film which expired in 2007, because I never got around to using them and every time I was going to the weather was crap. Then I forgot about them for...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-21-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 13,210
Posted By AJShepherd
Surely the Trip is the odd one out, as it's not a...

Surely the Trip is the odd one out, as it's not a rangefinder?

I really must take mine out and about again real soon.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-21-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 7,575
Posted By AJShepherd
15mm and 75mm Voigtlander lenses on E-P1

Been playing some more with my Voigtlander lenses attached to my E-P1.
First, the 15mm Aspherical Super Wide Heliar.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3482/3780444477_f579397b64.jpg
This is the original...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-19-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 13,760
Posted By AJShepherd
i've got the HiMatic F, basically apart from...

i've got the HiMatic F, basically apart from focus which is by the rangefinder, they're fully auto, so you have no control over shutter & aperture.
Still, I get nice results from mine, and they are a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-15-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,403
Posted By AJShepherd
Taken a few shots today...

Taken a few shots today (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/sets/72157621509944220/) with the 40mm Nokton on the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-15-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,403
Posted By AJShepherd
Update, while the weather was not being at its...

Update, while the weather was not being at its finest this morning I did manage to take a few shots on my way in to work. focusing was pretty easy even at f1.4, especially once I'd found a good way...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-14-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,403
Posted By AJShepherd
It'll be a nice low-light portrait lens. The 75mm...

It'll be a nice low-light portrait lens.
The 75mm should make a nice tele.
Then there's the 15mm, which should be decent for general...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-14-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,403
Posted By AJShepherd
40mm Voigtlander Nokton f1.4 on Pen E-P1

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3505/3720674239_7b281fc6d4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/3720674239/in/set-72157621331765291)
Oooh. That does look like it belongs there, doesn't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 15,990
Posted By AJShepherd
I was really disappointed with Ektar 100 at...

I was really disappointed with Ektar 100 at first. I got my prints back from snappy snaps, looked at them, and thought 'That building was NOT so purple...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,763
Posted By AJShepherd
Fantastic. Those images look like they could have...

Fantastic. Those images look like they could have been shot yesterday. They're like a window in time.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-06-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,033
Posted By AJShepherd
Combining my interests

As well as an interest in photography, i'm also something of a fan of Japanese animation.
So watching the first episode of a new show (called 'Canaan'), I was amused to spot what camera one of the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-02-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 5,662
Posted By AJShepherd
Mattikk just found the most ludicrous combination...

Mattikk just found the most ludicrous combination on that site.
A case of "Dude, where's my camera?"

Wallace: I would expect that the L39 adaptor to fit them to M mount bodies will work with M mount...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-02-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 5,662
Posted By AJShepherd
Sweet! Hope you'll post something taken using...

Sweet! Hope you'll post something taken using that combination.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-01-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 5,662
Posted By AJShepherd
On the E-P1 you press the 'Info' button until the...

On the E-P1 you press the 'Info' button until the green focus square comes up, and then press OK to magnify that area. OK again to return to normal.

I'm holding off ordering my M adaptor until I've...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2009
Replies: 233
Views: 30,829
Posted By AJShepherd
I've got three rolls in the fridge, and I'm...

I've got three rolls in the fridge, and I'm contemplating getting a few more so I can have a last hurrah.
Here are a few recent shots from my Voigtlander Bessa R3A, 40mm Nokton.
All images link to...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-30-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,803
Posted By AJShepherd
The thing is, how does the camera know when...

The thing is, how does the camera know when you're focusing a manual lens like a M mount lens or an old OM lens?
It doesn't. But to magnify the focus spot is just a couple of button pushes. Press...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-30-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,803
Posted By AJShepherd
Kevin: Face detection still works in manual focus...

Kevin: Face detection still works in manual focus mode, so I'd guess it may also show the boxes round faces with a manual focus lens. Although I suspect you were having a laugh with the whole animal...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-30-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,803
Posted By AJShepherd
Mabelsound: I was shooting in bright sunlight...

Mabelsound: I was shooting in bright sunlight when I did the manual focus.

Avotius: I'm not sure whether you can or not. I'll check it out later. No depth of field chart and to tell the truth I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-30-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,803
Posted By AJShepherd
The AF is fine. Seems just as fast as I remember...

The AF is fine. Seems just as fast as I remember my old Canon EOS400. If you leave it on a full search range it does tend to focus on exactly the point you don't want it to, but it's easy to select...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-30-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,803
Posted By AJShepherd
First shots with my E-P1

I'd made the big mistake of attending the London launch do at Jessops last week, and once I'd had a bit of a play with an E-P1 went and bought one.

I didn't get much chance to use it at the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-23-2009
Replies: 175
Views: 12,194
Posted By AJShepherd
Back in the late 70s when I shot slides a lot I...

Back in the late 70s when I shot slides a lot I never used Kodachrome, I used Agfa instead as it was cheaper. Now I'm regretting that as I'm sure they would have survived better.

I've got three...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-15-2009
Replies: 518
Views: 42,171
Posted By AJShepherd
That cuts it, I'm buying one of these at the...

That cuts it, I'm buying one of these at the earliest available opportunity.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-10-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 3,572
Posted By AJShepherd
Steve (250swb) floats the idea of a clip-on EVF....

Steve (250swb) floats the idea of a clip-on EVF. Weill if Ricoh could do that for the GX100 & GX200, then it's not beyond the realms of possibility (and would be extra-cool if it swivelled like the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-07-2009
Replies: 518
Views: 42,171
Posted By AJShepherd
If that image resembles the truth and isn't just...

If that image resembles the truth and isn't just someone getting handy with photoshop, then I'm buying one. Definitely.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-04-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By AJShepherd
The GH-1 adaptor has a 37mm filter thread which...

The GH-1 adaptor has a 37mm filter thread which is also used for mounting the GW-1 and GT-1 accessory lenses.
I wasn't able to find a 37mm R72 filter, so I got a 46mm filter and use a step-up ring...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-04-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By AJShepherd
Infra-red with GRD

I've been getting into using my Ricoh GRD to shoot in infra-red.
I use a Hoya R72 filter. At first, I just used to shoot at high ISO (which gave shutter speeds just hand-holdable) and convert to...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-29-2009
Replies: 104
Views: 22,973
Posted By AJShepherd
Obviously I don't remember Bettie Page from...

Obviously I don't remember Bettie Page from originally, but I do remember a big revival of interest from the 90s.

Mmm. Beer. Nothing beats some good real ale.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-11-2009
Replies: 111
Views: 11,198
Posted By AJShepherd
I've just started doing them. I used to get my...

I've just started doing them. I used to get my B&W films developed by Snappy Snaps (UK) but I found that often their prints were too dark and contrasty (when I scanned the negatives I found loads of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,422
Posted By AJShepherd
Srtiwari: You can get 110 film mail order,...

Srtiwari: You can get 110 film mail order, likewise with developing.
I even found one roll in a shop near home.
So it's doable, you just need to look around a bit first.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,422
Posted By AJShepherd
Honey they shrank the SLR...

Look what I just won on the 'bay...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3402/3475548503_72defcfdc2.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajshepherd/3475548503/)
A Pentax Auto 110 kit - with lenses, filters,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-19-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 3,519
Posted By AJShepherd
Nice, I do particularly love that second one with...

Nice, I do particularly love that second one with the bicycle and the reflection.
The GRD is a lovely little camera - small and light but not flimsy.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,948
Posted By AJShepherd
I've used Snappy Snaps for 120 - but lately I've...

I've used Snappy Snaps for 120 - but lately I've grown unhappy with them as the negatives have been seriously scruffy.
The last set of 120 pics I had featured major blemishes and scratches - when I...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-01-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,426
Posted By AJShepherd
Konica Auto S2 fix?

Just acquired a Konica Auto S2 off the 'bay - but the shutter's jammed (and it won't wind on), the rewind button's seems to be stuck 'in' and the selftimer lever appears to be missing.
Apart from...
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