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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-16-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,167
Posted By tom_f77
http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/111110326.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/111110326.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-05-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,048
Posted By tom_f77
The protection must work pretty well; I've seen...

The protection must work pretty well; I've seen that truck before, in the homes on the road section of Lloyd Kahn's "Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-28-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8,244
Posted By tom_f77
This is pretty clever. If true then Olympus will...

This is pretty clever. If true then Olympus will have pulled off a major coup here.
Forum: Off Topic 02-11-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By tom_f77
The X100 is definitely interesting, but all the...

The X100 is definitely interesting, but all the excitement got a bit much so I bought a Contax T yesterday instead.

Tom
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,339
Posted By tom_f77
An old friend of ours who disappeared from the...

An old friend of ours who disappeared from the internet for some time but has returned undiminished:

http://www.beniliam.com/

Tom
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-29-2010
Replies: 251
Views: 24,192
Posted By tom_f77
http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/108629924.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/108629924.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-07-2010
Replies: 65
Views: 7,851
Posted By tom_f77
http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/125015902.jpg F...

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/125015902.jpg

For those who went before.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-07-2010
Replies: 65
Views: 7,851
Posted By tom_f77
http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/128201815.jpg F...

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/128201815.jpg

For Joni Mitchell
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2010
Replies: 222
Views: 25,955
Posted By tom_f77
http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/128150454.jpg Sh...

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/128150454.jpg
Shattered but functional...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,868
Posted By tom_f77
I certainly wouldn't let small chips put you off...

I certainly wouldn't let small chips put you off a purchase. If you are planning a CLA anyway, and you can get CRR to do it, he patches them up invisibly at no extra charge. At least that's what he...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-07-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 4,267
Posted By tom_f77
I get it too :-) Just to give you a taste (and...

I get it too :-)

Just to give you a taste (and with apologies to the OP for getting way off topic):

http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/31/226831/1/126326136.mIzlbKUF.IMG_0165.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-07-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 4,267
Posted By tom_f77
For what it's worth, RRS plates and clamps are...

For what it's worth, RRS plates and clamps are the only equipment I've yet trusted to keep 3000's worth of camera and lens attached to a fully extended (carefully chosen) monopod while I hold the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2010
Replies: 405
Views: 46,146
Posted By tom_f77
An old one...

An old one (2006?):
http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/31/226831/1/77313486.hCBYZ6r6.2_2_01.jpg
From inside a weighbridge, somewhere in Northern Bulgaria...


And a new...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-27-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,453
Posted By tom_f77
http://ic2.pbase.com/o4/31/226831/1/125923210.YApX...

http://ic2.pbase.com/o4/31/226831/1/125923210.YApXPqbh.IMG_0540.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-27-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,453
Posted By tom_f77
http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/31/226831/1/114201736.hbKv...

http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/31/226831/1/114201736.hbKv6r8t.Blackpool40.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-25-2010
Replies: 64
Views: 11,294
Posted By tom_f77
35/1.4 f1.4 http://ic2.pbase.com/o4/31/226831/1/1...

35/1.4

f1.4
http://ic2.pbase.com/o4/31/226831/1/125945380.DSFAP4KR._MG_5890.jpg


f1.4
http://ic2.pbase.com/o4/31/226831/1/125945382.nY8cuKLW._MG_6032.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2010
Replies: 64
Views: 11,294
Posted By tom_f77
Had the 35/1.4L and the 3-cam non-ROM Summicron R...

Had the 35/1.4L and the 3-cam non-ROM Summicron R for a long time. Both were very good in their different ways. L definitely sharper anywhere near wide open, R had a beautiful look of its own that...
Forum: Off Topic 06-23-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,173
Posted By tom_f77
Well done USA. So we qualify behind you, but...

Well done USA. So we qualify behind you, but we're both going on. Watch out if we meet again though; England were looking a lot more dangerous today... :-)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-15-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,374
Posted By tom_f77
This is similarly a problem for Canon users... ...

This is similarly a problem for Canon users... In the end I have the CV Ultron 40 for those times when I really want to be small, and the Zeiss Distagon 35 for when I'm not so bothered. Usually...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-14-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By tom_f77
Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions so far. ...

Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions so far. Very interesting and helpful.

The link to Hin Chua's work, of which I was not aware.

His foreword is very interesting. Indeed we are conceptually...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-11-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By tom_f77
If you have a few minutes...

Many members here have kindly looked at and commented on my work over the years. I rarely post in the gallery here anymore due to the equipment I'm using, but would be very appreciative if any of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-11-2010
Replies: 416
Views: 61,573
Posted By tom_f77
http://ic2.pbase.com/o3/31/226831/1/125015900.Syab...

http://ic2.pbase.com/o3/31/226831/1/125015900.Syab2UT0.IMG_8759.jpg



http://ic2.pbase.com/o3/31/226831/1/125015902.A7uoURXX.IMG_8760.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2010
Replies: 222
Views: 25,955
Posted By tom_f77
Nobody's going to top this! Tom

Nobody's going to top this!

Tom
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,299
Posted By tom_f77
http://ic2.pbase.com/o3/31/226831/1/125015908.mUXN...

http://ic2.pbase.com/o3/31/226831/1/125015908.mUXNcB1l.IMG_9608.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2010
Replies: 450
Views: 57,774
Posted By tom_f77
The end of my...

The end of my road.

http://ic2.pbase.com/o2/31/226831/1/113342584.54whCxdO.IMG_5031.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,862
Posted By tom_f77
To get back towards the wildlife theme a little,...

To get back towards the wildlife theme a little, seasonal ritual behaviour is exhibited by these critturs despite the fact it's their sixth spring as a nesting pair.

Note special romantic handling...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2010
Replies: 222
Views: 25,955
Posted By tom_f77
Cheers, Keith Somebody said my hair was getting...

Cheers, Keith

Somebody said my hair was getting a bit out of control to I took that to see what she meant. Did a bit of a double take when I saw what I got :-)

Tom
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2010
Replies: 3,347
Views: 579,322
Posted By tom_f77
One old, one...

One old, one new:

http://ic2.pbase.com/o4/31/226831/1/111110378.s2Xq7dHn.B11.jpg


http://ic2.pbase.com/o3/31/226831/1/125008103.PUqONOgo.IMG_9721.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2010
Replies: 222
Views: 25,955
Posted By tom_f77
http://ic2.pbase.com/o3/31/226831/1/125008043.hl6N...

http://ic2.pbase.com/o3/31/226831/1/125008043.hl6NzLFo.IMG_9596.jpg
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 05-25-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,429
Posted By tom_f77
So come one, did you open the box? I have...

So come one, did you open the box? I have limited experience so far, but scale focused at f3.5, iso3200:

http://ic2.pbase.com/o3/31/226831/1/124933128.SLgbrRD0.L1010062.jpg

just a crazy...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-25-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 4,164
Posted By tom_f77
I bought a G10 a year or two ago to see if it...

I bought a G10 a year or two ago to see if it would work for me.

Never really got into it.

Gave it to my dad. It wasn't better enough than the G6 for him to make up for the non-swivel-screen. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2010
Replies: 3,772
Views: 727,491
Posted By tom_f77
Some of your gear has travelled very widely... ...

Some of your gear has travelled very widely... That 50/1.2 came to me from another member here (you know who you are..!) who I know will be pleased to know it passed on in the spirit it reached me,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By tom_f77
Good. I like what you look for, and how you look...

Good. I like what you look for, and how you look at it. This was my two hours in Blackpool one evening last summer:

Waiting for Godzilla (http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/blackpool)

Tom
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By tom_f77
Well, it was the 80s when he shot it for the Last...

Well, it was the 80s when he shot it for the Last Resort but it's still changed a fair bit. Cheap flights to the Med have made it a lot quieter in summer for a start! It'll be interesting to see...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-22-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 6,439
Posted By tom_f77
http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/124788600.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/124788600.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-19-2010
Replies: 192
Views: 27,443
Posted By tom_f77
http://ic2.pbase.com/o4/31/226831/1/111110326.Afm2...

http://ic2.pbase.com/o4/31/226831/1/111110326.Afm2PBN2.A24.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-12-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,714
Posted By tom_f77
At one time or other i've had CV 15, 21, 25, 28,...

At one time or other i've had CV 15, 21, 25, 28, 35, 50 and 75mm finders. I also had the Zeiss 25/28 at some point.

Thinking about it, I think I remember justifying trying the Zeiss because it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-12-2010
Replies: 320
Views: 17,069
Posted By tom_f77
http://ic2.pbase.com/o2/31/226831/1/124478236.0txK...

http://ic2.pbase.com/o2/31/226831/1/124478236.0txKPUOl.IMG_5051.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By tom_f77
http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/31/226831/1/75252538.us3qs...

http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/31/226831/1/75252538.us3qs51k.3_2_06.jpg




http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/31/226831/1/75252543.lz76lopL.3_3_01.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2010
Replies: 405
Views: 46,146
Posted By tom_f77
http://ic2.pbase.com/o4/31/226831/1/111110322.vvf2...

http://ic2.pbase.com/o4/31/226831/1/111110322.vvf2Xsy5.A20.jpg
Rhayader, Wales




http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/31/226831/1/71383209.hxTj2mKt.1001.jpg
London, I think...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2010
Replies: 320
Views: 17,069
Posted By tom_f77
http://ic2.pbase.com/o4/31/226831/1/65353020.HIO9M...

http://ic2.pbase.com/o4/31/226831/1/65353020.HIO9MBmV.2028.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2010
Replies: 320
Views: 17,069
Posted By tom_f77
http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/31/226831/1/93345941.HmFzq...

http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/31/226831/1/93345941.HmFzqQ0e.P2220846.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2010
Replies: 126
Views: 13,542
Posted By tom_f77
http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/31/226831/1/74004480.XuMZs...

http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/31/226831/1/74004480.XuMZsknB.7006.jpg
The Museum Of The Great Patriotic War, Kiev.


http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/31/226831/1/71150842.QxajHuiQ.G005.jpg
Unknown design centre and...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 05-09-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,429
Posted By tom_f77
I think all this X1 debate is really fairly...

I think all this X1 debate is really fairly simple.

If you want a small camera with fast autofocus this is not a camera for you.

If you want a small camera with a zoom or choice of lenses this is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2010
Replies: 105
Views: 8,665
Posted By tom_f77
http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/124280122.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/124280122.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2010
Replies: 320
Views: 17,069
Posted By tom_f77
http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/114850717.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/114850717.jpg
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 05-01-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,336
Posted By tom_f77
Just for anybody's future reference, it was the...

Just for anybody's future reference, it was the cable connections. After swapping ends a few times, and tightening the retainer screws with a screwdriver all is well.

Wouldn't like this thread to...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-29-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,336
Posted By tom_f77
Ok... I got the adapter, and the monitor. But...

Ok... I got the adapter, and the monitor. But no joy so far.

The macbook sees the monitor no problem, but the NEC just displays a "no signal" message and goes to sleep. Any tips?

Thanks,

Tom
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-28-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,336
Posted By tom_f77
Thanks both. I'm fairly confident it will work -...

Thanks both. I'm fairly confident it will work - it's that adapter I need to get my hands on ASAP; thanks Chris!

Tom
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-28-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,336
Posted By tom_f77
NEC 2690WUXi2 spectraview

Hi all.

Anyone have any experience connecting one of these to a recent mac with the mini display port? I'd kind of like to get my hands on the right cable(s) before the screen gets...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-27-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 8,481
Posted By tom_f77
I've moved in the opposite direction to most...

I've moved in the opposite direction to most here... I came to rangefinders from OM SLRs to learn real photography, and then moved back to SLRs for affordable digital when I could no longer keep up...
Forum: Photo Software 04-16-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,405
Posted By tom_f77
It took me a while to figure out a way of doing...

It took me a while to figure out a way of doing this that worked the way I wanted it to. The procedure I've come up with goes something like this:

1. Do an "export as catalog" for all the folders,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 7,080
Posted By tom_f77
One from...

One from rayPA:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/1093/U1093I1219016569.SEQ.0.jpg

Tom
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-13-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 7,080
Posted By tom_f77
One of many tunas that could sit in this...

One of many tunas that could sit in this thread:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2655/U2655I1182211207.SEQ.0.jpg

Tom
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-12-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 7,080
Posted By tom_f77
Indeed. I did not mean to imply that I'd found...

Indeed. I did not mean to imply that I'd found it by mistake!

Tom
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-12-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 7,080
Posted By tom_f77
I've been looking for any lingering beniliam's in...

I've been looking for any lingering beniliam's in the gallery, but no... Found this swann though:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/507/U507I1156364686.SEQ.0.jpg

Tom
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-19-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 5,370
Posted By tom_f77
Wouldn't this be the ultimate camera if they used...

Wouldn't this be the ultimate camera if they used an active infrared rangefinding system like the one on the Hexar AF to get round the problems of contrast detect autofocus? It could be blazing fast...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-08-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,893
Posted By tom_f77
The Man, The Image... is a very good overview...

The Man, The Image... is a very good overview with lots of interesting words to read as well...

Most of my favourite photos are in "The Europeans" though, which is a lot easier to carry around.

Tom
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-23-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3,766
Posted By tom_f77
Check new announcements today - interesting stuff...

Check new announcements today - interesting stuff from sigma and ricoh, as well as the other stuff...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By tom_f77
http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/121028975.jpg --...

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/121028975.jpg
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-25-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,752
Posted By tom_f77
I'm loving it. Away from home and not had it...

I'm loving it. Away from home and not had it long, so the only things already online to offer are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 8,457
Posted By tom_f77
Does this count as...

Does this count as pimping?

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/120117960.jpg

Tom
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,752
Posted By tom_f77
And here it...

And here it is:
http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/120117964.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/120117962.jpg

Next time someone calls my camera a wonderbrick I'm going to put the RRS L-bracket on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-06-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 23,221
Posted By tom_f77
50/1.2

A couple of old ones with that lens which might show what that extra fraction of a stop can do:
http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/64367107.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/64367111.jpg

Tom
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,752
Posted By tom_f77
I'm expecting an EF mount version any day... ...

I'm expecting an EF mount version any day...

Tom
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2009
Replies: 506
Views: 50,184
Posted By tom_f77
http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/119457777.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/119457777.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-21-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 746
Posted By tom_f77
CV SL II Lenses.

C.V. Lenses for Canon EF mount, anyone?

Three cheers from me!

Tom
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-11-2009
Replies: 450
Views: 57,774
Posted By tom_f77
http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/111110320.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/111110320.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-11-2009
Replies: 450
Views: 57,774
Posted By tom_f77
http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/112678275.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/112678275.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-11-2009
Replies: 450
Views: 57,774
Posted By tom_f77
http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/113342584.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/113342584.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 3,130
Posted By tom_f77
My camera, my camera. My kingdom for my camera.

My camera, my camera. My kingdom for my camera.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-04-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,371
Posted By tom_f77
Nice little piece indeed. Did you see his...

Nice little piece indeed. Did you see his coverage of the arms fair he visited the other week (link to Magnum web presentation below)?

Anyone who clicks on my "Living The Dream" link will know...
Forum: Travel 04-02-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By tom_f77
I've spent quite a bit of time in Sofia; it's a...

I've spent quite a bit of time in Sofia; it's a wonderful place. I will probably be there in April or May - perhaps a chance to introduce you to a few friendly locals. Some amazing places to eat. ...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-31-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 5,744
Posted By tom_f77
I remembered overnight - I have actually called...

I remembered overnight - I have actually called myself an artist a few times. Some of the times I've had to deal with the "Why are you taking pictures?" question on the street "I am an artist" has...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-30-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 5,744
Posted By tom_f77
I have read the rest of this thread, but come...

I have read the rest of this thread, but come back to this point to insert my response at the most appropriate place. Robert Frank's 48 state tour of the US, out of which came "The Americans" was...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-28-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 5,744
Posted By tom_f77
http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/93345948.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/93345948.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By tom_f77
I like this thread. Most of the last year I've...

I like this thread.

Most of the last year I've been working on something I am calling "Living the Dream" (http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/the_dream) for now. What it's about is developing along the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-27-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,076
Posted By tom_f77
Bystander is a really fantastic overview of...

Bystander is a really fantastic overview of street photography from pre-Atget to post-Meyerowitz. My favourite monograph is Philip Perkis' "The Sadness of Men". Pure magic.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By tom_f77
John, More useful thoughts from the Oly...

John,

More useful thoughts from the Oly list:
-----------------------------------------------
John Hermanson to Olympus
show details 13:26 (1 minute ago)

Reply

Of all the 2S bodies I see, most...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-20-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By tom_f77
John, some further thoughts from the OM mailing...

John, some further thoughts from the OM mailing list:

From Chuck Norcutt:

I suspect that he may not be fully sorted yet. I don't belong to the
Rangefinder forum so perhaps you or Piers might post...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-13-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 5,834
Posted By tom_f77
Two quotes from the man himself, speaking on...

Two quotes from the man himself, speaking on "William Eggleston in the real world" (a very interesting little film...):

"...trouble is with pictures, photographs... it's just about impossible to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By tom_f77
They are right - John H is your best bet. I had...

They are right - John H is your best bet. I had him do my 4T while I was over there, and I have an OM1 he also did. Don't have anything to compare the 4T with, but the OM1 is far sweeter than any...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-27-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,465
Posted By tom_f77
http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/86094750.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/86094750.jpg
Forum: RFF News 06-24-2008
Replies: 154
Views: 17,325
Posted By tom_f77
I really like this idea. There are many photos...

I really like this idea. There are many photos in my gallery I'd delete if it was quicker to do, and they are all the ones nobody much looks at. On the other hand, sorting my gallery by "number of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-21-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 726
Posted By tom_f77
Do you have any baggage restrictions?! Great...

Do you have any baggage restrictions?!

Great opportunity... I guess you have to take the thing with image stabilisation, and then more or less anything else you like. Probably not the 5x4!

Tom
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-18-2008
Replies: 143
Views: 10,990
Posted By tom_f77
http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/75252536.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/75252536.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 4,359
Posted By tom_f77
I sold my leicas :eek: It is excellent with...

I sold my leicas :eek:



It is excellent with manual lenses. With the 21/2 it makes a heavy handful, and a strange replacement for an M6 but it really works. And the IS is invaluable.

The 410 and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 4,359
Posted By tom_f77
I think I'll pick up a 420 tomorrow so I'll get...

I think I'll pick up a 420 tomorrow so I'll get back to you on it...

I've been using the E-3 with the old 21/2 Zuiko for nearly everything - pretty much a 40/2 on 4/3rds and very versatile and easy...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-26-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 3,461
Posted By tom_f77
Oops. Should've known to keep quiet - I only...

Oops. Should've known to keep quiet - I only have a single black one...

Tom
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-26-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 3,461
Posted By tom_f77
Could it be the Rhodium version? Whatever...

Could it be the Rhodium version? Whatever rhodium is, I think it was the only heavy metal Hexar...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 2,083
Posted By tom_f77
I've tried the 24/2.8 and I've been using the...

I've tried the 24/2.8 and I've been using the 21/2 a lot recently:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2295807902/sizes/o/

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/93544259

There is some barrel...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-02-2008
Replies: 119
Views: 8,622
Posted By tom_f77
Since I bought his new book "The Sadness of Men"...

Since I bought his new book "The Sadness of Men" the other day, my new favourite is Philip Perkis. They have it in Barnes and Noble if you want to have a look.

Tom
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-20-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,142
Posted By tom_f77
The GR lens is up there with the best. You...

The GR lens is up there with the best.

You will not be happy with a bessa in your pocket unless you wear cargo pants with braces to hold them up.

I'd get both!

Tom
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,296
Posted By tom_f77
I'm with the others; you don't do so bad... But...

I'm with the others; you don't do so bad...

But a resolution to try harder can't really do any harm.

Tom
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By tom_f77
I'm lucky - I have a self portrait in my top 10. ...

I'm lucky - I have a self portrait in my top 10. Although I haven't done a top ten yet...
Forum: Off Topic 08-09-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 1,563
Posted By tom_f77
This should be fun. The only thing worse than...

This should be fun. The only thing worse than preferring brand x to brand l is complaining about comparison threads...

Tom

PS I'm a fish man myself. Donkeys are too noisy.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,146
Posted By tom_f77
It's a Samsung SGH-D830. It has a flip-screen...

It's a Samsung SGH-D830. It has a flip-screen and the camera is on the back of that. It's 2mp but I have it turned down a bit because the maximum size they look good is about 800 pixels long. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,146
Posted By tom_f77
I take a lot of mobile phone pictures... The...

I take a lot of mobile phone pictures... The thing is always in my hand or pocket, and the way mine's set up you can't tell whether I'm reading a text message or taking a picture. This makes it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-08-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 4,519
Posted By tom_f77
That was all a long time ago. In the end he only...

That was all a long time ago. In the end he only used a minilux I think. With a 40/2.8? They didn't make those when he started out :)

Tom
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-26-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 15,156
Posted By tom_f77
I've just used the instructions in the photo.net...

I've just used the instructions in the photo.net thread to add upgraded functions to an original black hexar. It works fine, and I think the one touch exposure setting in manual will be pretty...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 3,569
Posted By tom_f77
I'll play; I like this idea. These are my five,...

I'll play; I like this idea. These are my five, I think...

Welcome to Europe (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=60739)
Welcome to Earth...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-05-2007
Replies: 88
Views: 11,926
Posted By tom_f77
Burn in the lower right corner? Yes, that was my...

Burn in the lower right corner? Yes, that was my first reaction as well... :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,078
Posted By tom_f77
It sounds like you have thought it through pretty...

It sounds like you have thought it through pretty well. Have you been in to Glazers to try one? I had a look through one there and thought it was just fine. If I lived in Seattle... :)

Tom
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,759
Posted By tom_f77
If you want to try an Ultron while you think...

If you want to try an Ultron while you think about it, I have one saved for a rainy day.

And I met a guy yesterday who has a Canon 35/1.5 that he picked up reasonably somewhere. He doesn't get on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,049
Posted By tom_f77
Glad to see it's made it safely... I...

Glad to see it's made it safely... I think...

Please don't post photos of it though - I can't take it! :)

Enjoy.

Tom
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 2,456
Posted By tom_f77
Mine's in Holland where it now belongs to...

Mine's in Holland where it now belongs to laptoprob...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-10-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,457
Posted By tom_f77
Thanks Larry! I've just got back from the...

Thanks Larry! I've just got back from the sculpture park (great) via Jim's cameras (also great!). He sorted me out with a series six adaptor, shade and yellow filter for not too many bucks. I will...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-09-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,457
Posted By tom_f77
Hey, that's great! Would definitely like to meet...

Hey, that's great! Would definitely like to meet up - give me a couple of days to find my bearings, and then maybe we can fix something up; I'm staying with my sister, and my brother-in-law will...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-09-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,457
Posted By tom_f77
Shopping in Seattle?

Anybody have any tips where/if I might be able to find some Rolleiflex accessories in Seattle?

I arrived last night for a month, and I seem to have my Rollei with me even though it really needs a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-05-2007
Replies: 294
Views: 28,750
Posted By tom_f77
Same here! Took my "new" 2.8E2 for its first day...

Same here! Took my "new" 2.8E2 for its first day out last weekend:

www.pbase.com/tom_77/avebury

So far I like it!

Tom
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-26-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,305
Posted By tom_f77
I think it probably has a fault... It should...

I think it probably has a fault... It should take a picture even if it can't autofocus (defaults to 2m or something) or thinks it's over-exposed (takes a picture with maximum shutter speed anyway). ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,686
Posted By tom_f77
I'll point to: terrafirmanada's Passing By...

I'll point to:
terrafirmanada's Passing By (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=61525&cat=fav)
mrtoml's Camden...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-19-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,070
Posted By tom_f77
I had to do my first one the other day - it seems...

I had to do my first one the other day - it seems that for black and white going down to 700 pixels on the long side and 85% jpg quality is enough to get below 150 kb. At 800 and 100% they're over...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-17-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 11,149
Posted By tom_f77
Sure looks like it works; great!

Sure looks like it works; great!
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-09-2007
Replies: 80
Views: 5,643
Posted By tom_f77
It could be that the f4 lens is a sign they're...

It could be that the f4 lens is a sign they're really trying... At around 16mm, if they are trying to make it really good, look at the size and price of the Zeiss and Voigtlander 15s...

Tom
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-25-2007
Replies: 124
Views: 10,908
Posted By tom_f77
Several girls with Mamiya 7s so it's quite...

Several girls with Mamiya 7s so it's quite possible. A couple with 645s as well. Mango and I were there, although I was in disguise (OM3).

I saw an M8 as well with a crowd of admiring DSLRs - I...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-24-2007
Replies: 124
Views: 10,908
Posted By tom_f77
Pretty high turn-out, I think, and it kept me...

Pretty high turn-out, I think, and it kept me occupied for three or four hours. I had fun photographing the watchers, mainly. It was a good day.

Tom
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-24-2007
Replies: 124
Views: 10,908
Posted By tom_f77
I was at the stop the war demo in London today...

I was at the stop the war demo in London today and there were Mamiya 7s everywhere; I've hardly seen them anywhere before today.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 3,060
Posted By tom_f77
Heh heh. It looks pretty good. Now save up and...

Heh heh. It looks pretty good. Now save up and send it to CRR - you won't believe how nice it is after it's been there!

Tom
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-20-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,627
Posted By tom_f77
The Ultron has a pseudo built in hood, and with...

The Ultron has a pseudo built in hood, and with that it's a good bit longer than the Zuiko, although if both have hoods on the Zuiko's going to look a lot bigger.

Wide open look, I don't know; I had...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-19-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,627
Posted By tom_f77
In my experience, the 28/2 (had two...) is very...

In my experience, the 28/2 (had two...) is very good and the 28/1.9 (had one) is very very good. I've ended up keeping none of them as I prefer 24 or 25mm lenses, but one day I might get an ultron...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-17-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 11,149
Posted By tom_f77
Also excellent. I never tried a 9cm elmar - just...

Also excellent. I never tried a 9cm elmar - just the t-e, but I did quite like the 5. I've never got past diafine either, due to laziness, but maybe it's time I mixed some xtol and branched out a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-17-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 11,149
Posted By tom_f77
Excellent :) Nice delicate highlights in the...

Excellent :)

Nice delicate highlights in the window light.

Glad it's going to be useful.

Tom
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 2,573
Posted By tom_f77
Heh - you would be fine; the M2 and 3 are NICER...

Heh - you would be fine; the M2 and 3 are NICER than the 6 so don't worry about that. Sadly I'm not heading up to London until a few days too late for Chinese New Year, but I'll be around Bristol...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 2,573
Posted By tom_f77
Have you seen both cameras? I'm coming to...

Have you seen both cameras? I'm coming to Bristol for a week from tomorrow; if you can get into town you can put a roll through my M6 and have a look at a knackered CL. I might even have a Rollei...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 11,149
Posted By tom_f77
Nice results from all these 90s; I never really...

Nice results from all these 90s; I never really get on with them myself...

So I have a FIKUS shade - that's the one that fits the 5cm or 9cm elmars (and the 13.5 whatever) I don't need. Free to...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-07-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,619
Posted By tom_f77
Heh heh. Nice to see, and to feature in a...

Heh heh. Nice to see, and to feature in a critique thread at last!

I really have to eat less; I would add much more weight to the composition now. And I miss those trainers.

I won't retaliate...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-05-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,118
Posted By tom_f77
I was a bit busy last week fresh back from Kiev...

I was a bit busy last week fresh back from Kiev so I haven't seen everything, but I have seen these:

John's shutters. (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=55187)
vmo's life...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-05-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By tom_f77
Interesting simple formula. I used to mix my own...

Interesting simple formula. I used to mix my own "diafine" with hydroquinone and phenidone in place of the metol, more or less. It was a bit of a faff though, once someone started importing real...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,301
Posted By tom_f77
If the worst comes to the worst, the instructions...

If the worst comes to the worst, the instructions in the repair forum here are comprehensive and accurate! Or at least, they worked for me...

Tom
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,301
Posted By tom_f77
Personally I think one of the best film cameras...

Personally I think one of the best film cameras ever built. I apologise if you thought I was slighting it.

The fact remains that I got cramp from carrying it all day with a 28 Ultron on it but I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,301
Posted By tom_f77
There's not much in it, but it was definitely M6,...

There's not much in it, but it was definitely M6, M3, Hexar in order of weight. It's very solid. Having said that I think the hand fatigue was probably due to the lack of a wind lever to stick your...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,301
Posted By tom_f77
I think the Hexar's great. I sold mine in the...

I think the Hexar's great. I sold mine in the end though; I actually found it a bit heavy to carry in one hand all day, unlike the lighter Leica. Did used to love it with the 28 Ultron though; the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-02-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 4,868
Posted By tom_f77
I want to try a PAW this year, but will have to...

I want to try a PAW this year, but will have to start in February. I'm off to Kiev at the weekend for a last assignment of three weeks work as before I leave to concentrate on other things for a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-28-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,828
Posted By tom_f77
I haven't seen everything over Christmas but I...

I haven't seen everything over Christmas but I did notice these:
peterc's Critical Care (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=51853&cat=fav)
ray_pa's Fire Lane Reflection...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 1,713
Posted By tom_f77
I sometimes reply, sometimes on the picture, in a...

I sometimes reply, sometimes on the picture, in a pm or an email or sometimes not. And sometimes I go round after a bit and delete my replies after the commenter has had time to see them. Sometimes...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-22-2006
Replies: 50
Views: 5,304
Posted By tom_f77
I guess I prefer the 3 over the 4-T because it...

I guess I prefer the 3 over the 4-T because it forces me to work in manual. I seldom use the multi-spot average auto exposure on the 4-T because averaging the spot readings is seldom what I want to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2006
Replies: 50
Views: 5,304
Posted By tom_f77
It's a tough choice. My *current* favourite is...

It's a tough choice. My *current* favourite is the OM3 I got from someone on the oly list a couple of months ago. The multiple spot metering and manual exposure only pretty much forces you to get...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,595
Posted By tom_f77
I've not joined in this for quite a few weeks but...

I've not joined in this for quite a few weeks but now I've been shamed into going through the whole week's postings again at last... Apart from all the other stuff linked above, my picks:

Eddie...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-18-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By tom_f77
CV R series cases fit, but will need surgery to...

CV R series cases fit, but will need surgery to make the tripod socket available...

Tom
Forum: Nikon RF 12-14-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 3,020
Posted By tom_f77
I don't know much either, but I think coating is...

I don't know much either, but I think coating is only for air/glass surfaces; you wouldn't neet to coat the ones that would be/are cemented.

Tom
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2006
Replies: 162
Views: 12,249
Posted By tom_f77
Thanks Joe. Somehow it doesn't seem right, but...

Thanks Joe. Somehow it doesn't seem right, but with your reassurance I'll put some of the best up when I'm through...

Tom
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2006
Replies: 162
Views: 12,249
Posted By tom_f77
I only took OMs on a week trip round Bulgaria...

I only took OMs on a week trip round Bulgaria last month. It's been frustrating me that I can't post them all in the gallery here...

When I finish scanning I will sort out a much tighter edit, but...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-11-2006
Replies: 122
Views: 13,737
Posted By tom_f77
I used to have one but I let it go... See how...

I used to have one but I let it go... See how beautiful it is!

Tom
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-11-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 2,190
Posted By tom_f77
Cutting the leading corners off helps A LOT with...

Cutting the leading corners off helps A LOT with 120 film. Once you've got the hang of getting it started you'll find it dead easy and may even start loading two rolls back to back on one...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 3,037
Posted By tom_f77
Lots of good stuff mentioned in this thread...

Lots of good stuff mentioned in this thread already, but only one mention each for Friedlander and Winogrand; shame!

I suppose if had to pick a favourite, Tony Ray-Jones. Or maybe James...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-04-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 1,972
Posted By tom_f77
Heh heh. Nicely put. In fact she managed to get...

Heh heh. Nicely put. In fact she managed to get obscenely rich by spotting how to exploit both sets of anxieties from the start. Very clever...

Tom
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2006
Replies: 104
Views: 7,153
Posted By tom_f77
My M6 has tape on it, but it's more to do with my...

My M6 has tape on it, but it's more to do with my own discomfort about using such an elitist device which far exceeds my own capabilities than it is about anti-theft or stealth.

Somehow I don't mind...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-03-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,507
Posted By tom_f77
Some people manage great things with a 21. Have...

Some people manage great things with a 21. Have a look at some of Alan Soon's galleries (I choose this one because I remember him posting it to CVUG as nearly all 21/4):

Great work with a 21...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2006
Replies: 87
Views: 7,227
Posted By tom_f77
Can't help with that one, I'm afraid... I do...

Can't help with that one, I'm afraid... I do have a 100-200/5 zoom you can try though if you like :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2006
Replies: 87
Views: 7,227
Posted By tom_f77
Good question! The two are very similar;...

Good question!

The two are very similar; basically the same design as I understand it. I had the 100/2.8 and eventually picked up an 85/2 and kept that; I like the extra stop and I didn't really...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2006
Replies: 87
Views: 7,227
Posted By tom_f77
Very lucky! I just happened to be online when...

Very lucky! I just happened to be online when Bill Barber posted one for sale - first of four "yes pleases" in about 30 seconds.

Sorry! I'll shut up now :)

Tom
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2006
Replies: 87
Views: 7,227
Posted By tom_f77
...and my current favourite, the...

...and my current favourite, the 50/1.2:

http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/71016219

So many 50s, so little time. More than that deer, though...

Tom
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2006
Replies: 87
Views: 7,227
Posted By tom_f77
I was just teasing - not complaining. You're...

I was just teasing - not complaining. You're right really - I thought a trade was probably the only way we'd come up with something mutually satisfactory.

Nearly offered you a 200/4 as well, but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2006
Replies: 87
Views: 7,227
Posted By tom_f77
Yup. The more the merrier, without a doubt :)...

Yup. The more the merrier, without a doubt :)

Tom
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2006
Replies: 87
Views: 7,227
Posted By tom_f77
Well done Joe - I guess my OM2n is safe now! I...

Well done Joe - I guess my OM2n is safe now! I couldn't have matched that price anyway so all's well.

You have still have a long way to go as a zuikoholic though; I've just persuaded myself I need...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 2,350
Posted By tom_f77
Good point - I don't think I've every tried any...

Good point - I don't think I've every tried any colour at all with it (except on the E1); that may be part of where the differences of opinion come from. I do think it's a great B+W lens.

If you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 2,350
Posted By tom_f77
For what it's worth I vote for the 35/2 as well. ...

For what it's worth I vote for the 35/2 as well. It's not as contrasty as some but resolution is very good and it has a very smooth look:

http://*******.com/ygwufa

I would add the 24/2.8 to your...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-30-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,648
Posted By tom_f77
I like the picture; the look compliments the...

I like the picture; the look compliments the subject very nicely.

Tom
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-24-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 2,168
Posted By tom_f77
Better late than never. My internet connection...

Better late than never. My internet connection has been a bit flaky but it hasn't stopped me going through the gallery here and buying an OM3. Pretty good week all round :)

A song...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2006
Replies: 37
Views: 2,357
Posted By tom_f77
Probably not quite the full week because I was...

Probably not quite the full week because I was away, but I have:

Pherdinand - Heavy (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/4864/nito040_k.jpg) but beautifully balanced, and the real and the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-06-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,607
Posted By tom_f77
Yeah, I'm glad to see someone's done this this...

Yeah, I'm glad to see someone's done this this week as well. I'm away with work all week - might put something on later when I get home, but I'm well behind for next week already as well.

Tom
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-28-2006
Replies: 118
Views: 9,051
Posted By tom_f77
For anyone too impatient to click the...

For anyone too impatient to click the link:
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Five years ago Tom Abrahammsson of Rapidwinder fame asked Mr. K for the impossible, a revolutionary rangefinder M camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By tom_f77
He's not old; I have proof. In fact, here he is,...

He's not old; I have proof. In fact, here he is, without hat, neatly caught in the crossfire of a threeway standoff of other youthful RFFers... :)

Tom
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By tom_f77
Shoot your hat.

Bit ironic this one; I'm pretty sure I was loading film into my OM-4...

Tom
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-25-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 3,980
Posted By tom_f77
I had an Ultron for a good while, then I got all...

I had an Ultron for a good while, then I got all gassy and ended up with that Summicron. Have also tried a 3.5cm Elmar, Summaron and now just have a P2, but I really wish I still had the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 2,365
Posted By tom_f77
I somehow managed to miss half of those, but I...

I somehow managed to miss half of those, but I have some others ready in my favourites:

Two from AL PAUK - Dmitry Orlov (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/6353/140831.jpg) and Alexey...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-24-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By tom_f77
My picks are Mozart Overhead ( although I guess...

My picks are Mozart Overhead ( although I guess a bit more of the guy on the right wouldn't hurt...), Half Empty Glass, Candles and Beyond the Lampost.

Cool.

Tom
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-20-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 3,994
Posted By tom_f77
The 50/1.2 is great. This was from my test roll...

The 50/1.2 is great. This was from my test roll with it (http://www.pbase.com/tom_77/image/64367107); I hadn't really thought about what it meant to be able to focus all over the screen at 40cm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 3,994
Posted By tom_f77
Really we need to see a comparison between the...

Really we need to see a comparison between the noc and the 50/1.2 zuiko. Send me the noctilux and I will perform this comparison for the benefit of all...

Tom

PS at 40cm I think the zuiko would...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-18-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 2,934
Posted By tom_f77
I'm enjoying this a lot too; it is great to be...

I'm enjoying this a lot too; it is great to be motivated to look through everything every day or so and collect favourites.

And it's great to make someone's list again :)

Here are mine for this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-13-2006
Replies: 198
Views: 28,726
Posted By tom_f77
Californians in...

Californians in Cornwall

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/1279/U1279I1158186710.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-13-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,497
Posted By tom_f77
Just for absolute clarity, as 3js is implying,...

Just for absolute clarity, as 3js is implying, the 35 Elmar is not collapsible - it's just *very* small.

Same goes for the 35 Summaron, although it's not quite as tiny.

Tom
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,517
Posted By tom_f77
Here are mine - some overlapping and some...

Here are mine - some overlapping and some otherwise... Was going to add some remarks, but can only come up with something witty for three of them so the links will have to do for now...

Another...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-05-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By tom_f77
I did once have an experience like that with...

I did once have an experience like that with their email system, but it ended well with some profuse apologies and an extra discount. I would keep trying!

Tom
Forum: Off Topic 09-05-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,971
Posted By tom_f77
I did nearly post a caveat about not intending...

I did nearly post a caveat about not intending any disrespect by my inquiry about the lethality of coconuts.

I don't fully understand why, but I find this news more saddening than any recent...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 2,445
Posted By tom_f77
Don't feel bad; I think the original idea was to...

Don't feel bad; I think the original idea was to pick 5... We're all just a bit over excited I guess :)

Tom
Forum: Off Topic 09-05-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,971
Posted By tom_f77
Does anyone have figures for deaths by falling...

Does anyone have figures for deaths by falling coconuts? I wouldn't be surprised if there have been more than a couple... :)
Forum: Off Topic 09-04-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By tom_f77
I'm using a refurb 20" intel imac to write this...

I'm using a refurb 20" intel imac to write this reply. Saved about 30%, and it looks and works like a new one. The warranty etc is all as with a new one too; where's the catch? I wonder whether it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 2,445
Posted By tom_f77
These threads are great; I've been in the gallery...

These threads are great; I've been in the gallery all week collecting eclectic favourites, I've just added one after a quick look at others picks...

Here are mine:

lovecollect's Plant box...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-04-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By tom_f77
Got it. From the MIS website: ---------- Loss of...

Got it. From the MIS website:
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Loss of Siphon Break-
Without a siphon break, the ink can start to flow from the bottles into the printer on its own, making a huge mess...
----------

Just...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-04-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By tom_f77
Hmmm. I've had another look now... There is...

Hmmm. I've had another look now... There is only a trace amount of ink around those rollers, and the blobs on prints have definitely come from the top. I think the problem must be to do with the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-04-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By tom_f77
Thanks Eric; I'll have a go at it tonight. It...

Thanks Eric; I'll have a go at it tonight. It does look potentially messy; I'll be careful... :)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-04-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By tom_f77
Sounds plausible - I will have to investigate...

Sounds plausible - I will have to investigate tonight... I tried to peer in and work out what was happening; it did look as though it was printing the blobs rather than spilling them, but it's hard...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-04-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By tom_f77
Epson 1290 odd behaviour

I'm using an Epson 1290 with a continuous ink system from MIS and their UT2 inks.

I've just about got the hang of it now; at least I've got to the point where I can make a print from a scan of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By tom_f77
You could also look out for a CV accessory 75mm...

You could also look out for a CV accessory 75mm finder; it's 1:1 and very nice. I used to have one for a bessa-t but used it all the time on the R2 even though it had a 75mm frameline.

Tom
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2006
Replies: 48
Views: 3,029
Posted By tom_f77
Somebody caught him good! Although they...

Somebody caught him good! Although they obviously sniped him with something pretty long; probably why he looks extra scathing I suppose :)

I just swapped two elmars for one of those summicrons,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-01-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,926
Posted By tom_f77
Nobody has really mentioned the finders; the...

Nobody has really mentioned the finders; the classics all have .72 finders (or are there a few late ones with the other views?) while you can find TTLs with .85 and something wider (.58?).

Tom
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By tom_f77
Mine started doing this recently about three...

Mine started doing this recently about three months after service; am putting up with it so far as the tech seems too busy to answer mails let alone do a quick fix. Kind of hoping it fixes...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 2,844
Posted By tom_f77
Don't panic. Since you already bought it, try it...

Don't panic. Since you already bought it, try it and see what you think.

There are some who insist that nothing but the asph is worth having; no doubt before the end of today you will have some...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-21-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By tom_f77
I was thinking :) - should have said! Tom

I was thinking :) - should have said!

Tom
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-20-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By tom_f77
Guys, I'm trying to help you out here. Can't...

Guys, I'm trying to help you out here. Can't believe it's still there!

It's a Zoerk converted lens, looks near mint, includes double shoe adaptor fitted with finder and bubble level. And it's...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-20-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By tom_f77
Yeah, this is one of those. 399 - didn't seem...

Yeah, this is one of those. 399 - didn't seem *that* bad; the LTM version is about 300 round here!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-20-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By tom_f77
Maybe old hat to you G fans but...

I was just poking around on the ffordes website and they have a CV 15mm lens adapted for your contax; pretty cool, I thought...

Tom
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-20-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By tom_f77
Nice one - downloaded firefox - all well...

Nice one - downloaded firefox - all well now.

Thanks!

Tom
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-20-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By tom_f77
I'm getting this too - just since I got online at...

I'm getting this too - just since I got online at home with a mac. Might be a Safari thing?

Weirdly it's intermittant - every now and again it displays properly. I can browse through member...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-18-2006
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,543
Posted By tom_f77
Oh yeah - I nearly forgot! User bobomoon I...

Oh yeah - I nearly forgot!

User bobomoon

I bought a lens from Young Ki a couple of months back too. It was a great deal; many thanks.

Tom
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By tom_f77
The goggles are quite handy on the M2/4/6...

The goggles are quite handy on the M2/4/6 actually; it's like having a 0.58 finder for your 35mm lens and a 0.72 for your 50...

Tom
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-15-2006
Replies: 47
Views: 2,949
Posted By tom_f77
There's a thread on p.net that suggests the lens...

There's a thread on p.net that suggests the lens is in at least one shop in Japan, for about 400, which is about 20 percent less than we were expecting... I've not tried to verify this at all; just...
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