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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-25-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 86,816
Posted By daveywaugh
I really wanted to love this lens... but maybe I...

I really wanted to love this lens... but maybe I got a bad copy. I found it incredibly disappointing. Terrible bokeh, lots of coma, CA and ergonomically a bit rough. But maybe it was just bad luck. I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-22-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 4,266
Posted By daveywaugh
I like the Fuji Klasse. It's my main P&S. Also...

I like the Fuji Klasse. It's my main P&S. Also like the Ricoh GR1v for something a bit wider.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-04-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 3,667
Posted By daveywaugh
I always had the standard 50 / 80 / 150 too....

I always had the standard 50 / 80 / 150 too. Loved all the lenses. The 80 was so nice as a walk around - light, fast and compact... BUT the 60 is something special. I knew a few photographers who...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By daveywaugh
I use XTOL 1:1 with TMAX all the time now and...

I use XTOL 1:1 with TMAX all the time now and love it. Stored undiluted and then bring it to temperature with normal tap water (heated or cooled accordingly). I personally only used distilled water...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-16-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,938
Posted By daveywaugh
This just reflects what others have already said...

This just reflects what others have already said but I think in 2017, we've got to the point where all sensors are incredibly good. Been like that for a while. For the style of photography that most...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-05-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,377
Posted By daveywaugh
Just hit 'submit' and my browser crashed... grrr....

Just hit 'submit' and my browser crashed... grrr. So anyway, here's the shortened version of my post without the rambling... Surprised at the advice to shoot digital - film will be really cool for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,745
Posted By daveywaugh
A while back I walked into a camera shop and had...

A while back I walked into a camera shop and had a fondle of the F6. I was (and still am) an F100 user. Always thought "I'll never lust after an F6 because the F100 is so good and so much...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-01-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 4,534
Posted By daveywaugh
Yeah I've done the same recently. M4 with 35mm...

Yeah I've done the same recently. M4 with 35mm Zeiss Biogon-C f2.8. Kodakk TMAX400 too :-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,081
Posted By daveywaugh
I kind of agree. It's the finishing touches and...

I kind of agree. It's the finishing touches and the workmanship (along with the precision) that makes an M such a wonderful tool. Whilst none of the things mentioned are really 'deal breakers', if I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,134
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks very much. They both look great. I didn't...

Thanks very much. They both look great. I didn't that Tom's were still available.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,134
Posted By daveywaugh
Soft releases that work?

I used to love the Artisan and Artist soft releases but can't find them anymore - I see they have one still for sale, but with some silly gem stone in the middle... bit bling for me :-) Tried 2 x...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 5,180
Posted By daveywaugh
Just wanted to chime in and say I've got good...

Just wanted to chime in and say I've got good results from TMAX pushed to 200 and I agree with the OP... I find 200 a sweet spot. I know it's 'only one stop' but I find at 200 (for what I shoot) that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 11,231
Posted By daveywaugh
I'll reaffirm what many others here have been...

I'll reaffirm what many others here have been saying about the 100 variety...

It's overall pretty nice but definitely a bit 'flat', grain is more than you'd expect from a 100, it looks a bit more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 2,610
Posted By daveywaugh
The main films I shot in the 80s (that I don't...

The main films I shot in the 80s (that I don't now) were all tranny. Lots of Kodachrome, Ektachrome and I think Velvia... I cannot remember prices but slide film and E6 processing was definitely way...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks Dave. I've sent it in anyway as I think...

Thanks Dave. I've sent it in anyway as I think there may be something else wrong. The cam just feels really different to my wife's M4 so I figure I may just bite the bullet... Thanks heaps though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 1,890
Posted By daveywaugh
I had a good laugh - I totally know how you feel...

I had a good laugh - I totally know how you feel :-) But think of it as quality v quantity. Every now and then you'll get someone who says "wow - that's really different". No use even trying to cater...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks heaps @jonmanjiro. I tried but couldn't...

Thanks heaps @jonmanjiro. I tried but couldn't bend it enough. It's going off for a CLA today. Really appreciate all your help - good to know at least what the problem is.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By daveywaugh
@k_43 Thanks very much. So I just use my finger...

@k_43 Thanks very much. So I just use my finger and try and push it towards the screw? Yeah, it does look a bit messy and there's definitely more of a gap than the other M4 and M2.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By daveywaugh
Just another thing... my serial is 1189 xxxx...

Just another thing... my serial is 1189 xxxx which I guess makes it a pretty early model. I see a lot of posts with people mentioning "early M4 problems" without actually stipulating what those are....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks everyone for your help with this. I notice...

Thanks everyone for your help with this. I notice the stop arm appears further away from the overtravel adjustment screw than the good M4 (and also an M2 I have here). Also it appears that someone...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By daveywaugh
Thank you. You're right - I've just had a close...

Thank you. You're right - I've just had a close inspection of both cameras and where the arm rests on mine is a little different. There's more space between the arm and the stopper... I'll post a pic...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks for the info everyone. @jonmanjiro I've...

Thanks for the info everyone.

@jonmanjiro I've done the adjustment you mention on an M3 before and it worked fine (I think I followed your advice a while back so thank you). I just don't feel...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By daveywaugh
M4 close focussing problem

I received a lovely M4 today - great condition. It was a birthday present from my wife and now we have matching Leicas and 35mm Biogon-Cs.... yes all very quaint :smile:

Anyway, it's all great but...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-08-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,649
Posted By daveywaugh
Really? You guys (mostly) don't find this...

Really? You guys (mostly) don't find this exciting? I found the video a real laugh, and thought it was pretty clever. I think the project is ambitious but I've spent more money on a damn Leica soft...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,513
Posted By daveywaugh
I own the 12mm and 35mm and really happy. You're...

I own the 12mm and 35mm and really happy. You're probably right to question the build - there's definitely a little bit of wobble in both lenses. They're not as 'solid' as others, but they still feel...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-18-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 881
Posted By daveywaugh
Hi Peter. I've never tried so probably should;t...

Hi Peter. I've never tried so probably should;t even be commenting but IMO I wouldn't. I would bet at wide apertures it would be quite noticeable. I know filters can be expensive but pointless...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-18-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks for the info everyone. It's not quite...

Thanks for the info everyone. It's not quite finding a black paint MP in the second-hand store :-) but it's nice to know a bit about its history.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By daveywaugh
Just did a bit of research Thud and I think...

Just did a bit of research Thud and I think you're right. The serial number seems similar match to other M2Ms. I think the top plates look the same as normal M2s. Anyway, not parting with it even if...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks for the info. Top plate is normal. Reads:...

Thanks for the info. Top plate is normal. Reads: M2 - 1137663. Maybe a top plate change in its lifetime?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By daveywaugh
M2 - what's this?

I purchased an M2 from a forum member recently - thanks Sidd 'zeshootist' (great person to deal with BTW and camera as described). I just noticed something I've never seen before with an M2 (not that...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,498
Posted By daveywaugh
Really great shots - nice work.

Really great shots - nice work.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-26-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 6,229
Posted By daveywaugh
Unfortunately I had a 'no-so-great' experience...

Unfortunately I had a 'no-so-great' experience with Sherry also. She is undoubtedly an excellent technician but I just found the experience to be negative... rude to be frank. There's no doubt we...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By daveywaugh
As has been said... great shots. I really like...

As has been said... great shots. I really like the tonality / look you've got. I need to shoot RPX again - I really like it but it's relatively hard to find here.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,776
Posted By daveywaugh
Great, great lens. If you don't wear glasses and...

Great, great lens. If you don't wear glasses and would like a bit of room around the framelines, I'd recommend the Zeiss Ikon. Otherwise any Leica .72 camera would be perfect... M2, M4 (2,P), M6...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2015
Replies: 7,548
Views: 3,882,779
Posted By daveywaugh
I really dig this combo. How are you finding the...

I really dig this combo. How are you finding the Nokton? I have a chrome version with a new (to me) M4. Have been really happy with it but took me a week or so to get used to the ergonomics.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-15-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 10,559
Posted By daveywaugh
IMO the Bokeh-trend of recent years has been...

IMO the Bokeh-trend of recent years has been fuelled by two external factors. Firstly, the need for high-quality / low bandwidth images for the internet. Compression of OOF areas is obviously much...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 7,204
Posted By daveywaugh
I've been really happy with FP4+ rated at 100 and...

I've been really happy with FP4+ rated at 100 and developed in XTOL 1:1 for 9:45.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-13-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 21,673
Posted By daveywaugh
Price aside for a moment (and yes that is hard) -...

Price aside for a moment (and yes that is hard) - I can't imagine any lover of an M2/3/4 not lusting after an M-A. IMO, it's simply the best looking, most perfect camera in this friggin universe......
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-13-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 13,011
Posted By daveywaugh
Hi Dave. I have never used the LTM version but...

Hi Dave. I have never used the LTM version but hear great reports about it. My only comment re: the new version is its size. When you compare the dimensions to the 50, there is clearly going to be a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-02-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 13,011
Posted By daveywaugh
Yes it is (so I was told by the Australian...

Yes it is (so I was told by the Australian dealer) but I'm a film user. I've only had my lens for around 5 hours, and first roll is currently drying. Will post some results tomorrow.

I got the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,616
Posted By daveywaugh
Interesting thoughts. I quite like using my...

Interesting thoughts. I quite like using my plastic VC with the LTM VC 21mm. Never thought about eye relief before with external finders, but of course it's the same issue. That would be a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,616
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks for all the comments - interesting...

Thanks for all the comments - interesting reading. My 50 should arrive tomorrow so I'll report back.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,616
Posted By daveywaugh
Agree Clay - Scott's been great. Has a lot of...

Agree Clay - Scott's been great. Has a lot of knowledge and he obviously cares about the stuff they sell.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-28-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By daveywaugh
Just wanted to post a follow-up. I finally just...

Just wanted to post a follow-up. I finally just sent to Fuji Japan with my fingers crossed :-) They fixed it (no charge) and returned the camera in a week. Just brilliant service. Although Fuji...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,616
Posted By daveywaugh
I'm a 35 shooter turned 50 again

It happened by accident... I ordered a 35mm Nokton and a 40mm arrived by mistake. No dramas, as the seller sorted it out immediately (thanks MainlinePhoto).

Spending the weekend gazing through my...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-23-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,854
Posted By daveywaugh
Hi Gus - oops :-) Ah well - I got another Leica...

Hi Gus - oops :-) Ah well - I got another Leica maintenance lesson. I must say it was an experience. I don't plan on selling my camera so to be honest, the seal means nothing to me. I wish I had...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-23-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,854
Posted By daveywaugh
All done :-) It just needed a quick blow and it...

All done :-) It just needed a quick blow and it was good. Took ages to get the top off. Everything was really, really tight... I found out why when I saw an L-seal... gulp... the camera is in almost...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-22-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,854
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks very much jonmanjiro and froyd. Really...

Thanks very much jonmanjiro and froyd. Really appreciate it. I'll report back tomorrow and let you know how I went.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-22-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,854
Posted By daveywaugh
Thank you jonmanjiro. Would you know how far I...

Thank you jonmanjiro. Would you know how far I need to go inside? I've only ever gone as far as cleaning the VF. Would I have to completely disassemble the RF mechanism? I just can't remember if that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-22-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,854
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks for that - I hope it's not the case though...

Thanks for that - I hope it's not the case though :-) I just bought it and the seller said it had a "tiny speck of dust in the patch"... mmmm... Anyway, this is what it looks like. The seller also...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-22-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 3,464
Posted By daveywaugh
Great story. Really cool that you got it fixed....

Great story. Really cool that you got it fixed. Enjoy v2!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-22-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,854
Posted By daveywaugh
M4 RF patch DIY clean...

My newly acquired M4 is in great condition but there is, what appears to be a big spot of dust, in the patch. I've owned a couple of Ms previously with rf issues, but this doesn't seem to be the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-21-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 13,011
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks heaps - appreciated.

Thanks heaps - appreciated.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-21-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 13,011
Posted By daveywaugh
Sorry for the 'bump' but I'm really eager for...

Sorry for the 'bump' but I'm really eager for some new Ultron news. Hard to get any information at all, and by all accounts it should be with us by now. Any word Stephen? Thanks very much.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 10,209
Posted By daveywaugh
I sold my much loved M2 about 6 month ago -...

I sold my much loved M2 about 6 month ago - things were just a little tight at the time, and it was a quick/easy sell. Am using Pentax SLRs now, and slowly readjusting to the 'SLR way' of seeing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-18-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By daveywaugh
Great pics - beautifully done. Would have been...

Great pics - beautifully done. Would have been nervous if a cat ran into the room though...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-19-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By daveywaugh
Thank you. I've tried the battery... will send it...

Thank you. I've tried the battery... will send it off to Japan today.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-19-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By daveywaugh
Klasse S blinking self-timer... any magic fix?

I have a 'new' Klasse S - first roll through was smooth, and really happy with the results. After the 3rd shot on the second roll however, it started blinking the self-timer in the LCD, and the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-04-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 6,533
Posted By daveywaugh
I haven't owned too many Nikon wides but I have...

I haven't owned too many Nikon wides but I have always liked the results from the AIS 24/f2.8 Beautifully made too.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-13-2014
Replies: 365
Views: 100,772
Posted By daveywaugh
I know people alway say that the gear doesn't...

I know people alway say that the gear doesn't matter (and I agree 99%) but anecdotally, the images in this thread are all top drawer. Nearly everything I've seen from the G system has been, at the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,903
Posted By daveywaugh
Excellent comparison - thanks for doing that. I...

Excellent comparison - thanks for doing that. I must (on quick glance) that I prefer the Leica photos. I find the results suprising to be honest - I didn't think it would be as clear cut (for me...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By daveywaugh
Fair point but you make out it can't shoot video...

Fair point but you make out it can't shoot video ;-) I still like what the camera produces and am still making money with it shooting video. As a creative director, I obviously commission most of my...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-09-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By daveywaugh
That's a bit simplistic. It's not so 'black and...

That's a bit simplistic. It's not so 'black and white' as you make out. I shoot stills mainly, but need to do some video. There are valid reasons why the Fujis are great for video also and they are...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-07-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By daveywaugh
Agree that manual shutter speed control is a must...

Agree that manual shutter speed control is a must - surely it's possible via firmware? More importantly you don't want the shutter speed too low (otherwise you increase rolling shutter).
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-06-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By daveywaugh
I know this sounds ridiculous, but I've actually...

I know this sounds ridiculous, but I've actually done quite a few 'professional' jobs using the XE-1 and manual M mount lenses (especially like using the Summicron DR). There are major limitations...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-03-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 22,197
Posted By daveywaugh
I am pretty sure (I have lost this neg...

I am pretty sure (I have lost this neg unfortunately) that this was Delta 400 shot @ 1600 and developed in D76. Storm in Mongolia. I have some 8x10 wet prints that I love and wished I could find the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,756
Posted By daveywaugh
Wow - great shots. Even more impressive...

Wow - great shots. Even more impressive considering it's the first roll! Nice series. The only pic that needs work IMO is 'Garden Gate' which is noticeably flatter and a bit underexposed compared to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,756
Posted By daveywaugh
Congratulations. Look forward to seeing the...

Congratulations. Look forward to seeing the results. Are you wet printing also or scanning your negs for now? As much as I love printing in the darkroom, the hybrid workflow is pretty cool too....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-28-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 15,465
Posted By daveywaugh
Silver 15611177 Great camera!

Silver 15611177

Great camera!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-22-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,057
Posted By daveywaugh
Agree with the general consensus - those terms...

Agree with the general consensus - those terms seem the norm. Your work is brilliant BTW - I can see why you got the gig! Well done.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-30-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 21,463
Posted By daveywaugh
I'm definitely a rangefinder guy, but I have to...

I'm definitely a rangefinder guy, but I have to point out that not all SLR lenses are big and heavy ;-) I just bought a Zuiko 21/3.5 and it's similar in size to the VC 21/4 I had. I was also quite...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-05-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 16,736
Posted By daveywaugh
Of the ones I've used, my absolute favourite is...

Of the ones I've used, my absolute favourite is the 21/4 M. It's small, light, well-built and sharp at all apertures.

Second would go to the 15/4.5 M for reasons already mentioned. Great bang for...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-25-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,227
Posted By daveywaugh
I sort of agree, but for the small minority (of...

I sort of agree, but for the small minority (of which a lot of those people are here), I really value investing in M-mount. I shoot a Leica M2 for fun, personal stuff and it's always my go to camera....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-24-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,064
Posted By daveywaugh
Thinking about it, I'd say the most important...

Thinking about it, I'd say the most important piece of gear you could take would be an Instax mini. For people out of the cities, it's something they really appreciate. We had to ration the film, but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-23-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,064
Posted By daveywaugh
Sounds awesome. My wife and I had our honeymoon...

Sounds awesome. My wife and I had our honeymoon there in 2003. We mountain biked around for about 3 months - just getting lost and being found by the nicest people you could imagine ;-) We took an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2013
Replies: 9,246
Views: 923,018
Posted By daveywaugh
I just scored a Fujica ST605 and a Brownie...

I just scored a Fujica ST605 and a Brownie Hawkeye a few moments ago ;-)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 16,571
Posted By daveywaugh
Wow - this is already becoming one of the best...

Wow - this is already becoming one of the best pics thread I've seen in ages. Great photos.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-22-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,366
Posted By daveywaugh
2/3 of a stop I believe.

2/3 of a stop I believe.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-19-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,963
Posted By daveywaugh
Yes - good point! ;-)

Yes - good point! ;-)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-19-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,963
Posted By daveywaugh
I'd say the 'limited edition nightmares' are in...

I'd say the 'limited edition nightmares' are in fact keeping the rest of the prices reasonable Keith. I agree with your sentiment, but reality is the uber high end probably keeps the 'lower end' and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-14-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 22,808
Posted By daveywaugh
Wow - very impressive! I'd be really interested...

Wow - very impressive!

I'd be really interested in how this new lens performs @ f4 compared to the current VC 21mm Pancake. Has anyone tried both? Thanks.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-04-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,937
Posted By daveywaugh
I can't find the links now but I've seen some...

I can't find the links now but I've seen some great results from the VC 50 f1.1. It's a lens I've never been fond of (well based on the results I've seen) but the pics on the X-Pro seemed great....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-30-2012
Replies: 114
Views: 20,996
Posted By daveywaugh
I think I'll have to say Epson scan (although I...

I think I'll have to say Epson scan (although I no longer use Epsons) because I love its simplicity and the fact that most functions and terminology mirror PhotoShop's. I detest the way that both...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 6,406
Posted By daveywaugh
Go for it Carsten - great idea. This has been a...

Go for it Carsten - great idea. This has been a friggin awesome thread to read through - very inspiring. For what it's worth, I did my first 'CLA' on my M2 yesterday and was surprised how easy it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2012
Replies: 147
Views: 35,991
Posted By daveywaugh
Well I guess 7th it ;-) Just read the rest of the...

Well I guess 7th it ;-) Just read the rest of the comments. I just use it for the final Photo-Flo and it works perfectly. For lesser quality water, try the final rinse also as suggested.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2012
Replies: 147
Views: 35,991
Posted By daveywaugh
I'll second that. If I follow that advice I never...

I'll second that. If I follow that advice I never have a problem - if I don't, I get drying marks about 50% of the time.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2012
Replies: 163
Poll: M6 vs M3
Views: 36,800
Posted By daveywaugh
This thread has been great reading - probably...

This thread has been great reading - probably more than the OP intended ;-) I've recently had the fortune (via friends mainly) to compare an M3, M2, M6 and Zeiss Ikon. Each camera is simply superb...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By daveywaugh
I think you may be referring to the C/Y SLR mount...

I think you may be referring to the C/Y SLR mount lens - there is no Distagon 35 for M mount. Great lens but not for your M6 ;-)

The Zeiss 35mm M mount lenses are the 35 Biogon f2 and f2.8 C. Both...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-29-2012
Replies: 201
Views: 50,498
Posted By daveywaugh
It's the way things are sometime said around...

It's the way things are sometime said around here. As a moderator you should know this ;-) You make a valid comment, but perhaps just tone down the wording a little. We don't need to put people down...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-25-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,867
Posted By daveywaugh
First impressions - they look great! I guess you...

First impressions - they look great! I guess you would need decent ventilation. I've only tried film developing and that was bad enough ;-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,762
Posted By daveywaugh
Hope the M4 issues get sorted. On a lighter note...

Hope the M4 issues get sorted. On a lighter note - the images in your folio are great!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 4,775
Posted By daveywaugh
I've found the postage to Australia high also -...

I've found the postage to Australia high also - sometimes obscene. When it's been ridiculous, I've emailed Freestyle direct and sometimes they can work something out. Their commerce / postage system...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,777
Posted By daveywaugh
The M4 would be emotional in the sense that it's...

The M4 would be emotional in the sense that it's a collector's item and of course there isn't $2000 difference in terms of functionality over the M6 ;-) I dream about a black paint M4 so my 'opinion'...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,507
Posted By daveywaugh
I've only ever used the Summilux PRE-ASPH once -...

I've only ever used the Summilux PRE-ASPH once - don't know if it's prone to flare or if there would be any negatives to filter use. Personally, with a hood, I'd be inclined to ditch the filter....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-26-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 7,486
Posted By daveywaugh
Some great shots being posted. Here are a few...

Some great shots being posted. Here are a few more from me...

http://davidwaugh.net/img/m3.jpg

http://davidwaugh.net/img/m4.jpg

http://davidwaugh.net/img/m5.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-24-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,197
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks for that. Yeah I've seen that site, and it...

Thanks for that. Yeah I've seen that site, and it has helped me with the RF patch adjustment but it does nothing about the frameline placement. My RF is spot on (focussing is accurate) - just the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-23-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,197
Posted By daveywaugh
R3A wonky framelines

I seem to have ongoing issues with my R3A finder. Normally it's just a case of RF alignment which I've become quite good at fixing ;-)

A few times however, after a knock admittedly, the framelines...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,341
Posted By daveywaugh
A clean lube and adjust probably varies according...

A clean lube and adjust probably varies according to the tech and specific camera. Generally on an M it's as it sounds; clean the VF, film chamber etc, lube the gears where required and adjusting...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-15-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,159
Posted By daveywaugh
Photography is all about emotion ;-) so follow...

Photography is all about emotion ;-) so follow your heart. The Ikon will hold its value well so if you decide you need digital down the track you're not behind the 8-ball. Enjoy. That would be my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,760
Posted By daveywaugh
I use the VC Lanthar 90 on an M3 and I must say...

I use the VC Lanthar 90 on an M3 and I must say it's been a very pleasant surprise. Surely the best bang for buck 90 out there ;-) Nice bokeh / rendering and pretty sharp wide open (which admittedly...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-11-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 7,335
Posted By daveywaugh
I don't see why not. With a good LCD it actually...

I don't see why not. With a good LCD it actually makes a lot of sense using something like a 'M10' for semi-pro video - assuming it had things like audio in, great LCD and accessory manufactures...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-05-2012
Replies: 9,246
Views: 923,018
Posted By daveywaugh
My biggest purchase ever was just a couple of...

My biggest purchase ever was just a couple of days ago.. a Leica M2 with Zeiss 35 2.8 and the 50 Planar... Gulp ;-) Bought via RFF classifieds and it should arrive tomorrow. Excited...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-02-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 7,486
Posted By daveywaugh
>holy **** is that a kangaroo!? It's actually my...

>holy **** is that a kangaroo!?

It's actually my dog - he's got a bit of Dingo in him which gives him that 'look'. He was probably chasing kangaroos when that pic was taken actually ;-)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-02-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,897
Posted By daveywaugh
A few months ago my mantra (like many people's)...

A few months ago my mantra (like many people's) was digital for colour and film for black and white. I agree - the MM is a game changer. The results are wonderful. The OP's pics here are particularly...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-28-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 3,787
Posted By daveywaugh
Great shots - the 'accident' also! Love the...

Great shots - the 'accident' also! Love the Portra colours.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-28-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,334
Posted By daveywaugh
I don't believe using RFers has to mean you can't...

I don't believe using RFers has to mean you can't use a polariser. There are expensive solutions that have a connection to a small VF version, or a lot of people just use markings on the filter to...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-27-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 7,486
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks Peter. I'd love to know more about the...

Thanks Peter. I'd love to know more about the 'intelligence' going on inside. Seems to kind of read your mind sometimes ;-) I normally use a 100-200 ISO to kind of force f2.8 as much as possible.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-27-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 7,486
Posted By daveywaugh
Thank you. Yeah, it's Australia. Around Armidale...

Thank you. Yeah, it's Australia. Around Armidale in NSW.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-27-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 7,486
Posted By daveywaugh
More Mju love

I am always surprised at the amount of 'keepers' from my Mju II. Despite the lack of manual overrides, it seems to get exposure spot-on 99% of the time and the focus is reliable. I only really use it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-02-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,936
Posted By daveywaugh
Brilliant service, good prices and a great...

Brilliant service, good prices and a great range.... BUT the postage overseas is ridiculous. I now use B&H most of the time. They ship fast and the postage costs are less than half (I am in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,625
Posted By daveywaugh
Really impressive shots. I love the 'tools' shot...

Really impressive shots. I love the 'tools' shot particularly.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-31-2012
Replies: 192
Views: 30,861
Posted By daveywaugh
http://www.davidwaugh.net/img/LS_W01_RAW_073.jpg

http://www.davidwaugh.net/img/LS_W01_RAW_073.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 8,819
Posted By daveywaugh
Personally I'd go with the Lux - best all rounder...

Personally I'd go with the Lux - best all rounder from what I've seen (I have not used it) and nice ergonomic switch between it and the 35. Cheapest in your list too if you're considering the new...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By daveywaugh
Looks awesome! Nice job.

Looks awesome! Nice job.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,919
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks very much for doing the test - very...

Thanks very much for doing the test - very interesting results! I didn't guess any right ;-)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-15-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 11,032
Posted By daveywaugh
If I had the money, and was a world-famous...

If I had the money, and was a world-famous photographer I'd be very tempted. Stunning piece of kit I reckon!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-11-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By daveywaugh
Must say I never really understood the appeal of...

Must say I never really understood the appeal of screw Leicas... until a few weeks ago when I put a roll through a friend's IIIf. Just great. Felt superb in the hand and rock solid. Sure it's a bit...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-11-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 9,693
Posted By daveywaugh
Having owned both I can certainly second many of...

Having owned both I can certainly second many of the other comments... F3 definitely a more reliable camera. Personally I prefer the LX for it's form and one of the nicest SLR shutters ever. Weather...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-09-2012
Replies: 116
Views: 11,473
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks for putting some sanity (and perspective)...

Thanks for putting some sanity (and perspective) back into the discussion Dave!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,703
Posted By daveywaugh
I spool 30 frames. I find 36 gets stuck in my...

I spool 30 frames. I find 36 gets stuck in my Paterson reels for some reason and always loose the last few frames. 30 works perfectly.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-23-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,814
Posted By daveywaugh
My last batch of Tri-X from Freestyle (bought 3...

My last batch of Tri-X from Freestyle (bought 3 months ago) looks just like your new one. Results are as expected - all good I'd say.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 3,489
Posted By daveywaugh
Well the noise from my OM1 might scare them...

Well the noise from my OM1 might scare them though ;-)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 3,489
Posted By daveywaugh
I wouldn't buy an older summilux for that reason...

I wouldn't buy an older summilux for that reason (and the $$$ too). I guess I do shoot a lot fairly close up. The lens focusing to 0.7 means it becomes an all-rounder, and more multi-purpose for me....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-18-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,362
Posted By daveywaugh
Great job! Really enjoyed the vid, but agree the...

Great job! Really enjoyed the vid, but agree the 'light flashes' are a bit much. Just a minor critisicm. Would love to see some of your stills too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-14-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,541
Posted By daveywaugh
For what it's worth, I've used both DS and SS and...

For what it's worth, I've used both DS and SS and frankly I don't see the difference... both are great. Mine is actually a late model SS but I almost preferred the DS I got to play with a while...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-01-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 7,396
Posted By daveywaugh
Stunning pics - well done.

Stunning pics - well done.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-28-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 11,207
Posted By daveywaugh
Hilarious! Clever viral marketing. Wish I'd...

Hilarious! Clever viral marketing. Wish I'd thought of it. Brilliant.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-26-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,120
Posted By daveywaugh
My rational side tends to agree with you, and I...

My rational side tends to agree with you, and I know you're right... but isn't the emotional side part of why we (well many of us) love photography? I love having one camera and lens that FEELS great...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-23-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,120
Posted By daveywaugh
Well according to three technicians it does -...

Well according to three technicians it does - seems weird to me also!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-23-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,120
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks for all the advice and info. I guess my...

Thanks for all the advice and info. I guess my main issue is why it has to go OS to be fixed? What if I was a pro and relied on this stuff? In fact I do use the ZM on a Nex for video professionally...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-23-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,120
Posted By daveywaugh
Zeiss wobble revisited

I purchased a Planar 50 about six months ago second hand. At the time, here in Australia, I couldn't find a new one in stock but the lens I got was in ex condition. I noticed a bit of play in the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,693
Posted By daveywaugh
Kinda glad I'm not the only one ;-) I guess at...

Kinda glad I'm not the only one ;-)

I guess at some point he'll have to look at another solution with the success of iOS devices. Let's be honest, not even Android does Flash well, and now that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-29-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,693
Posted By daveywaugh
Reid Reviews

Just forked out for a Reid subscription. The info is great, and well written IMO but that interface is HORRID! Frankly, I find the site almost unusable. I have the latest Flash Player and new iMac so...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By daveywaugh
I have only ever done 4 rolls of delta 400 but I...

I have only ever done 4 rolls of delta 400 but I used the digital truth timing as a guide... Actually I did it 13 minutes according to my notes. Agitation was as you described in your post. If you do...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 4,195
Posted By daveywaugh
I had the same issue recently with a VC 21mm on...

I had the same issue recently with a VC 21mm on my M3. Leica and Zeiss lenses have all been fine, but the VC didn't click... I can say that after a few days of 'playing' it works fine now. Seemed as...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-27-2012
Replies: 150
Views: 19,131
Posted By daveywaugh
Tri-X and Acros 100 are my faves

Tri-X and Acros 100 are my faves
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-27-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,915
Posted By daveywaugh
Really like the pics - great work.

Really like the pics - great work.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-21-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,872
Posted By daveywaugh
When I say M's... I mean the VC mechanical...

When I say M's... I mean the VC mechanical versions ;-)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-21-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,872
Posted By daveywaugh
Great cameras but not reliable for me. Went...

Great cameras but not reliable for me. Went through a few R3A's... all had to be replaced under warranty. RF would always go out of alignment too which I found really frustrating. Anecdotally, the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-21-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4,287
Posted By daveywaugh
Stunning lens. I sold mine a few months back for...

Stunning lens. I sold mine a few months back for A$420... bit too cheap I guess ;-) It didn't agree with my M3. I could not focus the damn thing yet it was fine on my R3A and Leica CL. The Planar 50...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-20-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 12,117
Posted By daveywaugh
If it's totally non-professional and size is the...

If it's totally non-professional and size is the main issue, then I cannot see how that $5500, plus the $3K in lenses can be justified. At some point you'll possibly be wanting the D800 too ;-) I'd...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-20-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By daveywaugh
Yep - you'd still dev for 100. You're not pulling...

Yep - you'd still dev for 100. You're not pulling the film - only compensating exposure for the ND filter.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-19-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 12,117
Posted By daveywaugh
Seems like a good deal on the M9 and surely it...

Seems like a good deal on the M9 and surely it will hold it's value OK for a while yet (so you wouldn't lose too much). That selection of M lenses sounds great, and no current alternative will...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-15-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By daveywaugh
Good question - I don't love the new caps either....

Good question - I don't love the new caps either. I've just taken a punt and bought a rip off Leica push-on that I hope will fit OK. Wont arrive for another week though so that's no help.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks for the reply. Yeah I bought it second...

Thanks for the reply. Yeah I bought it second hand but looks in excellent condition. Seller seems very good to deal with so I might pose the question. Thank you.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 7,717
Posted By daveywaugh
Yeah that does look nice! ;-) I certainly don't...

Yeah that does look nice! ;-) I certainly don't want to be the 'guy who bags Voigtlander'... but I've got to say it how it is (for me anyway). I think I was just very unlucky and that happens...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By daveywaugh
Mounting VC 21mm to M3

I received a Voigtlander 21mm in m mount today which I am quite excited about ;-) I notice though (compared to my Planar 50mm) that the mounting isn't exactly a smooth experience.

For starters I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 7,717
Posted By daveywaugh
I should mention that I love their lenses though...

I should mention that I love their lenses though ;-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 7,717
Posted By daveywaugh
I would have said Bessas make a good option but I...

I would have said Bessas make a good option but I had three break/fail on me. Two were brand new and had to be replaced before useable. I really want to love VC Bessas but IMO they are a complete...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-08-2012
Replies: 102
Views: 10,454
Posted By daveywaugh
I suck at photos like Kenneth Jarecke sucks at...

I suck at photos like Kenneth Jarecke sucks at web design ;-) That's the worst looking blog/website I have seen in ages.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks for the advice - helps a lot.

Thanks for the advice - helps a lot.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By daveywaugh
The frameline dilemma

I've been very happy with my M3 and Planar 50 for a while now, but I am starting to go through the frameline/lens dilemma. Probably quite common for M3 owners. I am not sure if I want to use a 28...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-29-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 7,507
Posted By daveywaugh
Another consideration might be investigating...

Another consideration might be investigating other film to digital alternatives... not sure what your current dev/scanning workflow is, but perhaps it could be improved? Outsourcing perhaps... a...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-18-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 900
Posted By daveywaugh
Nex advice: video and m lenses

I need to purchase either a 5n or 7 for video work. Obviously manual focus lenses tend to work better for motion, and I would like to use my m-mount Planar 50, VC 21 and soon a VC 35 f1.4.

First...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By daveywaugh
Great shots but I particularly love the first...

Great shots but I particularly love the first one. Stunning!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 16,017
Posted By daveywaugh
I love my F100 and used to think it was the only...

I love my F100 and used to think it was the only SLR I'd ever desire... but one day I stupidly held an F6! The VF alone is worth it IMO... and just holding that thing... geez... ergonomic perfection....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-26-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By daveywaugh
In general I think most of the RTS series and...

In general I think most of the RTS series and their cousins could be considered reliable. I can't remember the exact reasons, but the RTSII is generally considered more reliable (and a better camera)...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 10-25-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 14,017
Posted By daveywaugh
From 35mm it was always considered huge. I think...

From 35mm it was always considered huge. I think most people would view the NEX (or equivilent) as being a '35mm replacement' so I feel the comment is valid. Agree that people use cameras in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,809
Posted By daveywaugh
These are shot with a Leica M3 and Planar 50....

These are shot with a Leica M3 and Planar 50. Easier to focus when the dog is sleeping or lying on the couch...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By daveywaugh
Beaten by Leigh - great minds think alike heh ;-)

Beaten by Leigh - great minds think alike heh ;-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By daveywaugh
Sorry... mechanical ;-) Make that an R2M!

Sorry... mechanical ;-) Make that an R2M!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By daveywaugh
A Zeiss Ikon (or R2A) with VC 35 f1.4 would be a...

A Zeiss Ikon (or R2A) with VC 35 f1.4 would be a good BU IMO. Nice and light too.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-12-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 4,342
Posted By daveywaugh
Yes that does seem to be the case - just saw your...

Yes that does seem to be the case - just saw your post and agree. Must be hard getting everything 100% for these types of tests. That's why it's dangerous to make assumptions from a single photo ;-)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-12-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 4,342
Posted By daveywaugh
That was one thing that stood out to me also....

That was one thing that stood out to me also. High ISO comments: agree of course ;-) But up to 400 I'd have the M9 over the others any day. I was particularly surprised by the 'plastic' look of the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-11-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 4,342
Posted By daveywaugh
M9 comparison shots on dpreview

Just checked out the M9 comparisons on dpreview... I don't even shoot digital, let alone own an M9, but was interested nonetheless.

I really like the Leica output and feel it easily compares to the...
Forum: Other RF 09-30-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,582
Posted By daveywaugh
I personally find the G2 has an advantage for use...

I personally find the G2 has an advantage for use with the 90mm (focussing accuracy and speed). With the 28, I MUCH prefer the G1 actually. Slightly smaller, noticeable lighter, and focusses...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-21-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 5,732
Posted By daveywaugh
I sold my 9000 and downgraded to a Plustek 7600...

I sold my 9000 and downgraded to a Plustek 7600 when I went 35mm only. Before that I had the V700 scanning mainly 6x6 and was pretty happy. Whilst the V700 was great to use and excellent value for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-19-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 7,347
Posted By daveywaugh
I should also mention that I've owned a 5000 and...

I should also mention that I've owned a 5000 and 9000 at times too. If you could find a used 5000 for around 1K then that would be a great option... better DR and slightly better sharpness than the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-19-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 7,347
Posted By daveywaugh
I'll fifth the Plustek 7600ai. No question IMO....

I'll fifth the Plustek 7600ai. No question IMO. For 35mm only (obviously) it's WAY ahead of the V700. I own both and frankly it's no contest.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-15-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks for the info - I'll get someone to look at...

Thanks for the info - I'll get someone to look at it then.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-15-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By daveywaugh
I know I should have read the other threads first...

I know I should have read the other threads first ;-) but I am just not sure if my focus ring issue is in fact the 'wobble'... sounds like something else. Or this just another associated issue with...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-14-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By daveywaugh
I love Neopan Acros 100. Creamy and not too...

I love Neopan Acros 100. Creamy and not too contrasty. Only shot one roll with the Planar but I was happy witht eh results. I guess the Planar is fairly modern and contrasty so I think a slightly...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-14-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By daveywaugh
Planar 50 focus wobble

I recently purchased a second hand Planar 50 (couldn't find one new anywhere here in Australia) and am very happy with the results. It's on an M3 and I ended up buying it because I couldn't come to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-12-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,661
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks for finding that link - I was too lazy ;-)...

Thanks for finding that link - I was too lazy ;-) All the best with it!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,661
Posted By daveywaugh
The close focus on M3s seem to vary a little (I...

The close focus on M3s seem to vary a little (I assume by age or what work has been done on them). Although the standard is apparently 1m, they seem to be calibrated to about 0.8 or 0.9. What you are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks for all the advice - tried focus at...

Thanks for all the advice - tried focus at infinity test and it seems fine. I've had a few other suggestions also via PM and will give them a go. Anyway, appreciate all the advice and help. Thanks....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-30-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,593
Posted By daveywaugh
Thoughts on Silverfast 8

Just wondering what people think of the new version of Silverfast?

I've just a had a day with it and it runs my Plustek 7600 well on the iMac with Lion - so that's a big plus ;-) User interface...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By daveywaugh
Just a quick updated. Finally heard from Sherry...

Just a quick updated. Finally heard from Sherry who basically said send it to another tech for adjustment or send it back to me. I am a little disappointed because I would have assumed that she...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-29-2011
Replies: 100
Views: 12,597
Posted By daveywaugh
I wanted to say that too - totally agree. We...

I wanted to say that too - totally agree. We can't just compare CV with Leica.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-29-2011
Replies: 100
Views: 12,597
Posted By daveywaugh
I'm another CV fan and appreciate a lower cost...

I'm another CV fan and appreciate a lower cost alternative. That said, I had an R3A go back for repair in warranty three times, and a 40mm twice. The R3A was a joke frankly - in the end the dealer...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 4,587
Posted By daveywaugh
I can certainly relate to your 'dilemma'... I've...

I can certainly relate to your 'dilemma'... I've 'stuck' with film for probably similar reasons to yourself. I love film; the aesthetic, the cameras, the process and I admit to even like scanning...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By daveywaugh
Yeah I love the hex too. It just kind of does...

Yeah I love the hex too. It just kind of does everything well and feels well built. Nice to know you never had issues on the M3.

Thanks everyone for your advice - will let you know how I get on.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By daveywaugh
Nice offer Justin - thanks. I am in Armidale and...

Nice offer Justin - thanks. I am in Armidale and don't get to Sydney enough though ;-) Appreciate the offer anyway. I know Mainline had a good deal on the VC75 so I might just bite the bullet....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By daveywaugh
Yes you're right of course. Until I can source...

Yes you're right of course. Until I can source another lens I am in the dark (and wasting everyone's time!) I think it will mean buying something 'cheapish' like a Voigtlander 75 f2.5. I can always...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By daveywaugh
Good point bwcolour... I do love the M3 too and I...

Good point bwcolour... I do love the M3 too and I want to persevere... trouble is I am in Australia and if I need to get it to Sherry again I am without the camera for another two months. I just...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks very much for the replies. buzzard kid:...

Thanks very much for the replies. buzzard kid: that's a great testing method. Will do so today. I can however say my methods aren't 'flawed' as I shot about 100 shots from a tripod focussing at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By daveywaugh
Hex 50 focussing on M3

I know the issue of Konica lenses on Leica (and other way around) have been discussed ad-nauseum, but I have a problem I'd appreciate your help with.

My M3 and Hex 50 f2 have come back from Sherry...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-16-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 5,490
Posted By daveywaugh
Really enjoyed looking at your pics - fantastic...

Really enjoyed looking at your pics - fantastic shots. Stupid question, but does the 60 bring up 50 frame lines? I assume you just get away with framing as per a 50?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-15-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 7,717
Posted By daveywaugh
I get so tired of reading patronising posts - you...

I get so tired of reading patronising posts - you must have got out of bed the wrong side? The OP just loves his or her new lens, enjoys the way it renders, and asked if there are other lenses with...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-11-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,582
Posted By daveywaugh
On the bright side - you got a stunning close up...

On the bright side - you got a stunning close up pic! That's a wonderful capture.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-18-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By daveywaugh
That's actually a really interesting idea! Would...

That's actually a really interesting idea! Would be brilliant if that swappable VF could ever be implemented in that way.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-28-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,087
Posted By daveywaugh
Quite a few people seem to sell their G system,...

Quite a few people seem to sell their G system, only later to buy back in... I did. The G lenses are something special. but not quite right on adapters IMO. I am really happy using my G1 with Portra...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-13-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 7,822
Posted By daveywaugh
I too have been waiting for 3 months... :-( Wish...

I too have been waiting for 3 months... :-( Wish I hadn't bothered.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By daveywaugh
Got it - worked well. Thanks again for all your...

Got it - worked well. Thanks again for all your help. Only needed a very slight bend for those wanting to give it a go. Now focusses the Hex 50 to 0.7 and seems accurate (although waiting to dev some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By daveywaugh
I assume that's a bend to the right? Thank you.

I assume that's a bend to the right? Thank you.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By daveywaugh
Thanks very much for all the info - much...

Thanks very much for all the info - much appreciated. Will let you know how it goes ;-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By daveywaugh
Adjusting close focus on M3

My M3 has come back from a 'CLA' but the tech was unable to adjust the close focus to be 0.7. I have read that is a simple procedure... Slightly bending some lever near the focus cam? I am hoping to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 14,210
Posted By daveywaugh
The camera has been photoshopped in - it's a fake...

The camera has been photoshopped in - it's a fake IMO. Still, great publicity ;-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 5,102
Posted By daveywaugh
Sounds like fun and you can only 'win' out of the...

Sounds like fun and you can only 'win' out of the situation. If it doesn't work out, you haven't lost too much and learned a heap during the process. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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