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Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 57,748
Posted By irq506
Ah sorry to hear it. Tom was a legend. My...

Ah sorry to hear it. Tom was a legend. My condolences to his family.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-15-2015
Replies: 136
Views: 25,076
Posted By irq506
Ive argued for and against this argument of...

Ive argued for and against this argument of handling, but I will say now, that my experience with the Leica Q is that it really is such a joy to behold, and joy to use and in many ways is a digital M...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-18-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 12,037
Posted By irq506
I loved my X-Pro 1's when I had them, and still...

I loved my X-Pro 1's when I had them, and still love the design. I got them because the X100 had such gorgeous black and white images, nothing up until then produced digital BW quite the same way, or...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-20-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 979
Posted By irq506
Classifieds- Click on Pic to change main pic

In 10 years Ive never been able to get satisfaction on this, but when i click on a thumbnail picture in an ad, nothing happens, although there is a link (I can see it in the status bar), the main...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-07-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,336
Posted By irq506
Good question and Im glad you asked it. Neoprene...

Good question and Im glad you asked it.
Neoprene does not leech. Neoprene is good for storage for extended periods. In face it might be the single best thing out there currently for storing lenses....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-04-2015
Replies: 125
Views: 14,564
Posted By irq506
If film were to be reintroduced, it would gain...

If film were to be reintroduced, it would gain more foothold if it was ecologically sound, and was a genuine step forward technologically, e.g.; lower grain higher speed.
I'd love to know what...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 5,461
Posted By irq506
Based on everything youve said there, id wat till...

Based on everything youve said there, id wat till after Photokina and see what this monochrome only Sony thing is going to be.
Even still, I think that you are giving in to temptations, you are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-06-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 4,843
Posted By irq506
Highly recommend Matt & Semilog's advice. Also...

Highly recommend Matt & Semilog's advice. Also agree with RichL if you decide not to send it out of town.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-13-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 9,081
Posted By irq506
Depends on the Pro. Most of my photojournalism...

Depends on the Pro. Most of my photojournalism peers bought in to FF, few of my contemporaries, and even fewer of the younger ones.

12 years ago I was at Perpignon, I saw the 'famous' journos...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-13-2014
Replies: 163
Views: 53,600
Posted By irq506
That actually depends on the environment you are...

That actually depends on the environment you are in. Gaffer tape is meant to be used to secure and bind for 'relatively' short periods.
I am a Gaffologist and have a degree in Gaffer tapeology, and...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-13-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,929
Posted By irq506
Which B+W version?

Which B+W version?
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-11-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,686
Posted By irq506
my thoughts exactly. i suspect that this might...

my thoughts exactly. i suspect that this might fall under the category of "parts" so an email to esony support might have to happen.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-24-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 20,575
Posted By irq506
..and the guy rubs it for 42.7 minutes, and then...

..and the guy rubs it for 42.7 minutes, and then they put it in a tumbler, so why all that rubbing?
Im sure the lenses will be great, and the design is pretty, practical ergonomics and solid...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By irq506
Thanks for the response, I can't remember how...

Thanks for the response, I can't remember how much I paid for them. What did I pay for them??
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By irq506
Estimates

Hi,
I have two TA Rapid Winders, which are not being used one is Silver mk1 and the other is a Gloss Black mk2. If I were to consider selling these what could I realistically expect to ask? Both...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-18-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 10,511
Posted By irq506
I have! At one point i had the capability of...

I have!
At one point i had the capability of doing just that.
i tested them both in extremes and using a Collimator and again using pointed sources of light and again focus testing using aperture...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-27-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,411
Posted By irq506
I hear you, but I want to print my work into a...

I hear you, but I want to print my work into a monograph, and unfortunately publishers wont touch jpg's..
..but if they would then I wouldn't have had to buy the 20 32gb SD cards I just dropped $575...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-27-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,411
Posted By irq506
From this It looks like Silkypix is where its at..

From this It looks like Silkypix is where its at..
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-18-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,445
Posted By irq506
Hey Dan Denmark I really love your Off the Wall...

Hey Dan Denmark I really love your Off the Wall set..
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-18-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,445
Posted By irq506
Christ! Does ANYONE have a heads up on a review...

Christ!
Does ANYONE have a heads up on a review of this sucker? Im in bad need of a lens and Im creamin' for one of these.. But I really want to see some examples of it before I plunge and empty...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-09-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,044
Posted By irq506
Ill wait until the XF 14 (21mm) comes out before...

Ill wait until the XF 14 (21mm) comes out before deciding whether or not to stick with the Native lenses or go back to the Zeiss-M optics. --I will say that the Fuji M mount adapter is hot though...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-09-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,044
Posted By irq506
Id originally bought my Xpro1 for use exclusively...

Id originally bought my Xpro1 for use exclusively with a VC12 Elmarit 24 and Summilux 35 and recently I had to sell off my Lenses and had to get the Fuji 18 & 35 lenses, which are fantastic. The 18...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-04-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 2,880
Posted By irq506
Yeah it can be done. As long as you are on your...

Yeah it can be done. As long as you are on your game with your gear and know how to make it work fast for you. Im faster with an M6 then I am with a DSLR.
I use a Fuji XPro1 and its almost as fast...
Forum: Travel 10-25-2012
Replies: 898
Poll: Berlin?
Views: 115,896
Posted By irq506
Ive wanted to go to /live in Berlin for most of...

Ive wanted to go to /live in Berlin for most of my adult life.
Somebody should invite me. Im into german techno too so that should count for something.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-03-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 19,227
Posted By irq506
Great Poll!

Great Poll!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-16-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 31,615
Posted By irq506
..you have to decide for yourself where the...

..you have to decide for yourself where the greater emphasis lies, for me I have always shot film, I love having a tactile negative, and the tonal range is as yet still light years ahead of any...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-31-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 9,058
Posted By irq506
yes id be veriy curious to see anything anyone...

yes id be veriy curious to see anything anyone had on this combination.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-27-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 6,720
Posted By irq506
I use a 15, 24 Elmarit asph 35 'lux asph and to...

I use a 15, 24 Elmarit asph 35 'lux asph and to my vastly experienced eye I have zero complaints with my 15. Ive shot with just about every camera and lens imaginable, both under film and digital,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-24-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 76,601
Posted By irq506
Im very interested in finding an acceptable...

Im very interested in finding an acceptable replacement for a 24 and 35 set. I had thought the ZM28 would be a good mid point but Ive been convinced that the ZM25 is a better lens.. does anyone have...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-11-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,194
Posted By irq506
but wait.. you say "K eye pon" and think im an...

but wait.. you say "K eye pon" and think im an inferior speciecs for calling it a kippon and yet Krap-on sounds more like kippon the kuh eye ppon..
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-11-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,896
Posted By irq506
thats a very nice RRS bracket but what Im looking...

thats a very nice RRS bracket but what Im looking for is a more substantial grip for it. TH efuji one is nice, but it lacks a bit of volume on the inner part where you fingers would actually be..
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-11-2012
Replies: 101
Views: 14,117
Posted By irq506
Dante, that wouldn't be enough of a reason for me...

Dante, that wouldn't be enough of a reason for me to return it only after having it 5 minutes.

i b*tched about it before I had it and then I bought it on the premis that if I dont like it I can...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-01-2011
Replies: 590
Views: 68,322
Posted By irq506
Smile I'd like to purchase one of the M4 bodies for a...

I'd like to purchase one of the M4 bodies for a rediculously low price.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-21-2011
Replies: 298
Views: 46,032
Posted By irq506
Nice Semilog

Nice Semilog
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2011
Replies: 73
Views: 6,111
Posted By irq506
I used to carry my M6 everywhere (yes really,...

I used to carry my M6 everywhere (yes really, everywhere), now I take it about 80% most days I dont shoot it because its my daily cycle to work all day and then home in the dark, but its on me either...
Forum: Travel 09-18-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,691
Posted By irq506
Ive done this a few times, so I know it works;...

Ive done this a few times, so I know it works; take the films on their own- no box no plastic cannister, and dump the whole lot into a zip-loc bag and suck the air out of it and roll it into a shape...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,350
Posted By irq506
LEICA V35 BULB Woes..

My god what a nightmare this is turning out to be...

So I have a v35 original version and I need a bulb for it. I had been using an PHILIPS 6604 but its now dead, and I would like to get anohter...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-13-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 6,243
Posted By irq506
"I want it to be the last one I'll need/want to...

"I want it to be the last one I'll need/want to buy"
oh come on.. how long has digital been around now? 15 years? time to get over the everything's changing so fast/I dont like the feel of the new...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-13-2011
Replies: 1,765
Views: 447,437
Posted By irq506
Best digital camera I ever owned..

Best digital camera I ever owned..
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-30-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 27,997
Posted By irq506
Avoid that CL like the plague, they are nice,...

Avoid that CL like the plague, they are nice, cool looking but poorly built and have a stupid loading style (Leica did it (like their M9+8 also) to keep consistency in their lineage), Bessa is more...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-30-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 9,597
Posted By irq506
21 has barrel distortion.

21 has barrel distortion.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,349
Posted By irq506
I love Neopan. Best film ever made. I like...

I love Neopan. Best film ever made. I like Rodinal but prefer Diafine.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-30-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,314
Posted By irq506
Dont do it. Those little Bessa's are farly...

Dont do it. Those little Bessa's are farly fragile & theres a sequence of diassebly which may be very difficult to rebuild.
I would vouch to live with the dust.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-14-2011
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,451
Posted By irq506
wow awesome.. I love all of it!

wow awesome.. I love all of it!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By irq506
35 'lux hood

Does anyone know if there are replacement hoods for the 35 'lux asph (mark 1 -not the latest floating optic version).

Also does anyone else know if the new hood will work on the old lens?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-02-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 37,319
Posted By irq506
..well now, that was a long time ago. In...

..well now, that was a long time ago. In hindsight, I should never have wasted my money on that lens. If you want novelty optics then buy the ultra fast lenses, otherwise save more and buy Hexar,...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-12-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 9,328
Posted By irq506
Thanks very much

Thanks very much
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-01-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By irq506
Hey- Just leave it, the lab will process it the...

Hey- Just leave it, the lab will process it the best way for optimal results even at your 'mistaken' ISO. Itll be fine, just take the negs to a po lab and hem scann them for you.. and you are golden!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-01-2010
Replies: 347
Views: 120,702
Posted By irq506
Yeah Ive done it too, it has very satisfying...

Yeah Ive done it too, it has very satisfying results: full tonal range, Wide Dynamics, DiMensiOnality, TexTurE and Moderate contrast, ..which can be enhanced by maintaining the time but increasing...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-23-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 9,393
Posted By irq506
Generally Ill meter off my hand for light and...

Generally Ill meter off my hand for light and dark and use those settings roughly throughout the session, if I encounter a scene that I want to convey in a different manner then Ill generally meter...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 07-19-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By irq506
Aha! Thank you!

Aha! Thank you!
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 07-19-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By irq506
Thumbs up xpan

Hi, Im a new Xpan owner and wondered if the Thumbs Up device would work on an xPan or even if there is one specific to the Xpan.
I have a mkI version Xpan.

Thanks
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-25-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 5,929
Posted By irq506
omfg... this is unbelievably funny

omfg... this is unbelievably funny
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-23-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By irq506
thank you

thank you very much!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-23-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By irq506
What is this?

Hi there, I have this nice little Zeiss Contaflex which seems to be straddling a point between two or three models specifically the II.

Most notably the transport has a thumb-grip and the meter...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-12-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 5,481
Posted By irq506
What is Ken Oikawa's phone number? is it still...

What is Ken Oikawa's phone number? is it still 626-852-9393?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-08-2010
Replies: 92
Views: 8,768
Posted By irq506
...yes indeed, this bodes grave news when a...

...yes indeed, this bodes grave news when a company kills off its most popular emulsions.. For me Neopan 400 is the highest royalty of all Black and White films. I haven't shot that much of it in 120...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-08-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By irq506
Has anyone ever used DIAFINE to soup expired HIE?

Has anyone ever used DIAFINE to soup expired HIE?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-01-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 8,625
Posted By irq506
6 Months

Indeed, I heard about this rumour about six months ago when the G11 was being rumoured. I hear about it from the Canon technical guy, and again from one of the management staff of Glazers in Seattle....
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-29-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 4,004
Posted By irq506
I took a 12" Powerbook around the world with me,...

I took a 12" Powerbook around the world with me, and in all honesty it was a pain, because its responsibility and normally where you'd be adventurous with a camera you wont be with a notebook.
There...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By irq506
Leica Super Elmar-M 18mm

Opinions please..
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2009
Replies: 362
Views: 119,051
Posted By irq506
Well that really comes down to a matter of taste....

Well that really comes down to a matter of taste. To my mind the aethetic of the ASPH is is far superior on every level to anything else currently on the market within it's bracket.
Forum: Travel 01-01-2009
Replies: 83
Views: 6,960
Posted By irq506
Now, why would you want to bring all that? This...

Now, why would you want to bring all that? This is just the most ridiculously overwhelming amount of camera equipment to haul anywhere, let alone have it on a shelf in your house..

If you dont want...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-20-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 3,544
Posted By irq506
ah! I love photography.. My mother once cleaned a...

ah! I love photography..
My mother once cleaned a teapot owned by a workman who was doing something or other on our street, when he got it back he was very unhappy because he'd spent years layering...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,463
Posted By irq506
What does "OT" mean?

What does "OT" mean?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-20-2008
Replies: 83
Views: 10,873
Posted By irq506
..ah like with like! Im a major OM fan but the...

..ah
like with like!
Im a major OM fan but the OM2s is a piece of cr*p. OM1, OM1n, OM2, OM2n, OM3, OM3t, OM3ti. everything else is trouble trouble trouble!!! the speed rings screw up on them. the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,463
Posted By irq506
Im a member of flickr, I have been for quite some...

Im a member of flickr, I have been for quite some time, its a place to up your work and show it to the masses and sometimes make a friend or two. However if you are looking for constructive crit you...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-20-2008
Replies: 137
Views: 24,878
Posted By irq506
I know a thousand dollars isn't what it used to...

I know a thousand dollars isn't what it used to be, but its still a sh*t ton of money for most of us, and even at that I wouldn't pay that much for it. I would max out at seven fifty.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-06-2008
Replies: 263
Views: 54,212
Posted By irq506
I had an RD-1 and I can honestly say that it was...

I had an RD-1 and I can honestly say that it was the best camera I ever had the luxury of possessing and using.
I was adorable to shoot, play with, and the 6mp images were just simply outstanding...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-04-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 4,883
Posted By irq506
Indeed.. a statement it is. I dont mean to come...

Indeed.. a statement it is. I dont mean to come across as arrogant but I work in a store and repair workshop. Before I worked here I used the expensive Canon digital cameras and the expensive L glass...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-03-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 4,883
Posted By irq506
I have had a CL in the past and there is one in...

I have had a CL in the past and there is one in my store and I dont recommend that you own it. They are nice small and compact etc but they are junk. Junk with Leica on it. honestly they are very...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-01-2008
Replies: 178
Views: 15,611
Posted By irq506
Well it looks like this topic has a lot of...

Well it looks like this topic has a lot of interest.
I work in a niche camera store in Seattle, and so niche that we are probably in a minority of less than ten stores of its kind in the US....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-24-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,318
Posted By irq506
I did. Two years ago. The first piece of...

I did. Two years ago. The first piece of technology I purchased was four weeks ago when I got an iPhone.
I think, for the sakes of financial viability, it would be prudent of me to at this point...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By irq506
www.wallingfordphotocenter.com

www.wallingfordphotocenter.com
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By irq506
Color FIlm

Ok I know this should be in film and Ill put one in there, but this applies to anyone who shoots Color Neg and lives in the US.
I recently discovered a photo lab in Seattle called Wallingford Photo...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By irq506
Titanium

Could someone please tell me diffinitively whether either the Titanium M6 Classic or Titanium M6 TTL have indeed got Titanium mechanisms or are these cameras simply Titanium shells only...

It would...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-16-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 5,253
Posted By irq506
Bingo! Thats it thats the one! man its been a...

Bingo! Thats it thats the one! man its been a while since Ive seen this. i actually offered them some support money at the time because I so badly wanted that product to fly. But some mofo didnt want...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-16-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 5,253
Posted By irq506
See for me it very definitely is about longevity....

See for me it very definitely is about longevity. The quality of digital imagery is at this stage very good and pretty close to 35mm film certainly close enough for my tastes. THe problem with...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-15-2008
Replies: 80
Views: 11,427
Posted By irq506
Me too... I think they make the camera bulky....

Me too...
I think they make the camera bulky. Ive dribbled over luigi cases onse or twice and then had one and it drove me up the wall. Added bulk and another step inthe loading process. It takes me...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By irq506
I have my suspisions that this is not the place...

I have my suspisions that this is not the place to ask... try photo.net
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2008
Replies: 149
Views: 12,914
Posted By irq506
Actually no. Leica are NOT taking the fun out of...

Actually no. Leica are NOT taking the fun out of photography they are in fact putting it right back into the heart of fun. Just because you think its too expensive doesnt mean they are the devil, if...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2008
Replies: 149
Views: 12,914
Posted By irq506
Would someone, especially someone who shoots...

Would someone, especially someone who shoots prolifically, please get a Summilux 21 and shoot the shift out of it and post like a demon... I am dying to see this lens. i hate the size of it, and its...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-15-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By irq506
Is this the only option? Ive written Gandy twice...

Is this the only option?
Ive written Gandy twice in three weeks and nothing.
Im reluctant to work with him as I just find it difficult to deal with the cost of repair being more than 65% of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2008
Replies: 104
Views: 5,797
Posted By irq506
I guess Im a bit of a cad, but the last one was...

I guess Im a bit of a cad, but the last one was using a very early Nikon FM in chrome with a pre-Series E 50 and I got her a nice 24mm and then we split up. The woman in my life now isnt really in my...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-14-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By irq506
Hello? 123456789

Hello?


123456789
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-14-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By irq506
Repairs

where do I get an R3a repaired?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-14-2008
Replies: 825
Views: 168,666
Posted By irq506
Jesus! Theres a million fifty milimeters out...

Jesus! Theres a million fifty milimeters out there and half of you ask for yet another one???

Whats needed is a fast wide.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-10-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,870
Posted By irq506
Oh.. At this stage I wouldn't be surprised about...

Oh.. At this stage I wouldn't be surprised about anything. There have been some major moves in recent months all of them right out of Left Field.
Right now, for Leica its all about getting from film...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,569
Posted By irq506
Yes. Extremely. Its very much about your wits,...

Yes. Extremely. Its very much about your wits, and the process of definition of yourself through your perseverance, which is honed by the street and thus your style becomes more defined and your fear...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-07-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,500
Posted By irq506
Chris101's pictoral explanation is perfect! Ive...

Chris101's pictoral explanation is perfect!

Ive been running a dev-room for the last five years in a place with no running water. Its totally fine. I use two Jobo Systems one for B+W and just...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2008
Replies: 7,548
Views: 3,882,794
Posted By irq506
Im not a very web savvy person anymore so I dont...

Im not a very web savvy person anymore so I dont know if this flickr linkydrinky thing works the way I hope it should. If it does then this is my M6 and ASPH LTM 35 'cron. I have since picked up an...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-02-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 6,596
Posted By irq506
Gosh! Thats quite the difference... Its probably...

Gosh! Thats quite the difference... Its probably more to do with import duties etc then the quality of the emulsions.
I just simply haven't shot enough Tri-X in my life to really feel any one way or...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-02-2008
Replies: 124
Views: 21,349
Posted By irq506
mmm.. interesting, it seems that exposure issues...

mmm.. interesting, it seems that exposure issues are a concern to quite a few of you, to me not so much, in fact as long as Im within two stops and focus is reasonably accurate, blur, grain, exposure...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-02-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,637
Posted By irq506
Ah... to be honest, I think you would be far...

Ah... to be honest, I think you would be far better off shooting Delta 100 or HP5 to DR5 specifications and having them developthem as thier own brand of slides. I do this on a reasonably regular...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-28-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 13,484
Posted By irq506
maybe its just me, but I just dont see the...

maybe its just me, but I just dont see the attraction to Billingham bags at all. They are priced like leather bags but are not leather, their design is horribly unsatisfying, and they are are heavy...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-25-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 4,000
Posted By irq506
Well thats disappointing. I really believed they...

Well thats disappointing. I really believed they were going to fire up the Noctilux line again and I was going to be watching the bottom fall out of the market on the current over inflated prices....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-24-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,460
Posted By irq506
Epson V700 Opinions

This is just a whimsical thread to say that I got one of these scanners yesterday after about six months postulating over all manner of scanners after my KM DiMage Scan Dual IV decided to stop...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-01-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 16,976
Posted By irq506
I just bought 600' of this stuff via eBay with...

I just bought 600' of this stuff via eBay with the understanding that it was the same as Pan F, however it looks as though the grain is heavier on this then Pan F. Im not concerned about that too...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2008
Replies: 2,123
Views: 397,708
Posted By irq506
Im really eagre to try out some XX or any B+W...

Im really eagre to try out some XX or any B+W movie film for that matter. I am looking for large quantities of film and have been buying large chunks off eBay to satiate my needs, however a thousand...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-12-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,937
Posted By irq506
Just in case anyone thinks Ross Yerkes can fix...

Just in case anyone thinks Ross Yerkes can fix this issue with the SP, he represented nodifinitive knowledge other then what I know when I spoke with him, though he said he has worked on other Nikon...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-09-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,647
Posted By irq506
"By changing aperture you have altered your...

"By changing aperture you have altered your photo, shutter speed will alter your photo, moving your camera a single centimeter will change your photo"

This is incorrect. You are not altering the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-09-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,647
Posted By irq506
I have a policy "No Crop No 'shop". That...

I have a policy "No Crop No 'shop". That basically means I take the photo, dev it and scan it flat. meaning that the whites are dull and the blacks muddy, then I use levels and make the blacks black...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,705
Posted By irq506
Hi Nick, I feel your concerns and understand...

Hi Nick,
I feel your concerns and understand implicitly.
It seems as though we all shoot now for an end result. Its the way we are conditioned to think. I shoot for various reasons, but after the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-08-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,464
Posted By irq506
Ive shot this film consistently for the last...

Ive shot this film consistently for the last fifteen years. About two hundred and fifty thousand rolls professionally and for myself. Neopan is THE film for solid faithful depictions of a scene. It...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-08-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By irq506
Same here. I use an M6 and usually hook my...

Same here.
I use an M6 and usually hook my knuckle of my thumb into my right eye to give stability, I use a Tom Abrahamson Rapidwinder to advance. I also have a Leica Motor-M which I do the same...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-06-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 5,647
Posted By irq506
Hey dont lose heart. I work in a repair/shop and...

Hey dont lose heart. I work in a repair/shop and we sell enlargers on a regular basis (dont send me yours we are in Seattle!)
Forum: Yashica RF 04-06-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 6,357
Posted By irq506
Thank you for posting this, I will be aware of...

Thank you for posting this, I will be aware of similar.

About seven years ago I got hit by a Paypal kind of organization who set me up with an account, I dropped in my €385 and I never saw it again,...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-05-2008
Replies: 137
Views: 14,498
Posted By irq506
great minds think alike... except I dont have a...

great minds think alike... except I dont have a 21 or a 90! If I did it would be the 21 and the 35.

Most of the time I take just the 35, but if Im going specifically to shoot Ill bring the 15 also....
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-05-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By irq506
Ok that sounds odd. Is the filter a long thread...

Ok that sounds odd. Is the filter a long thread filter or a regular (3mm), thouugh that shouldnt do it... Id say you have a problem lens..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,472
Posted By irq506
Ok Ive shot a ton of this already, and I find...

Ok Ive shot a ton of this already, and I find that the best results I have got from it have been when I rate it between 250 and 320 and dev it in Rodinal 1+50 for about 11'00" in 20c.
Going by the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-04-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,974
Posted By irq506
wery intewesting... I shall investigate...

wery intewesting... I shall investigate...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-04-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 3,982
Posted By irq506
No. They are consistently problematic.

No. They are consistently problematic.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-04-2008
Replies: 89
Views: 16,512
Posted By irq506
Well... its a bit of a saga with me. I bought a...

Well... its a bit of a saga with me.
I bought a few rolls of Neopan 400 in bulk before they discontinued it, and then I found a few more and I bought them as well, and then my order for another few...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-04-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By irq506
For years iView Media Pro was the one stop shop...

For years iView Media Pro was the one stop shop for everything necessary for most newspapers that I worked for, and its how I got into it. Now that Microsoft took it over I think it will probably...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By irq506
I have a shade for use on my M6TTL, and Ive had...

I have a shade for use on my M6TTL, and Ive had it on for a few months now, the thing actually works and does a very good job, only problem is that it darkens the RF patch also and your framelines....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,060
Posted By irq506
From end of the roll rewind and load whilst...

From end of the roll rewind and load whilst walking (and not really looking), about 15-20 seconds. I dont necessarily work any faster standing still and or looking at what Im doing either...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By irq506
Ok so red dot removal has no bearing on top cover...

Ok so red dot removal has no bearing on top cover anchoring.
The problem is, that he has everything off of the unit (transport arm speed dial rewind mech etc), but getting the top plate off entirely...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By irq506
We have the tools. We work on all previous...

We have the tools.
We work on all previous mechanical models the M7 seems to be vastly different.

Why didnt Leica make a camera like the Nikon FM3a with a Hybrid shutter (Fully manual with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By irq506
Really? No one knows or wont say?

Really? No one knows or wont say?
Forum: Nikon RF 03-18-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,937
Posted By irq506
Nikon SP Repairs

I have an SP original (not a remake) #620XXXX.
The rewind shaft has fractured and thus doesn't engage the rewind fork when you turn the crank.
I need to find a repairs person to complete this job,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By irq506
M7 Topplate removal

How do I get the top plate off. Pictures or diagrams would help.
Thanks
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 2,875
Posted By irq506
Its either Fuji Neopan 400 usually developed now...

Its either Fuji Neopan 400 usually developed now in Xtol but back in the day Rodinal Special, the next best thing for that rich tonality and deep blacks would have to be Ilford HP5+ in Rodinal 1+25.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-03-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,160
Posted By irq506
Yeah I much prefer a vertical hang camera. But I...

Yeah I much prefer a vertical hang camera. But I guess its what you are used to. Just seems more logical to me to have the hardware hang that way.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-02-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By irq506
Buy a Canonet QL17 GIII, and you get a free 40mm...

Buy a Canonet QL17 GIII, and you get a free 40mm f1.7.

The R3a or m are the best things for the money.

I have actually had my R3a conk out on me, nothing to do with weak batteries, actually...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-02-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By irq506
Wow... Now, how do I actually get into the camera...

Wow...
Now, how do I actually get into the camera to get at the part....? Thats the bigger issue...!
Forum: Nikon RF 03-02-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By irq506
Nikon SP Repairs

I have a Nikon SP currently which has a broken rewind shaft (the internal bit not the flip out handle and not the fork inside the film cartridge chamber -basically the bit thats in between the two)....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By irq506
That guy was funny! I loved his "Ray Charles"...

That guy was funny! I loved his "Ray Charles" whilst in the darkbag!!!

One thing I gotta say is that he is fast at loading!! Ive never loaded 120 film myself, but it usually takes me about 20...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-23-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 1,634
Posted By irq506
I wish the M6 had a higher top speed, because I...

I wish the M6 had a higher top speed, because I like to use my optics wide open for nearly everything and 1k doesn't cut it sometimes. I generally have 400 on me, just because this is Seattle....
Forum: RFF Polls 02-21-2008
Replies: 147
Views: 13,132
Posted By irq506
Oh no, not toy trains, real ones. I like being on...

Oh no, not toy trains, real ones. I like being on them. Steam or diesel electric etc. Ive traveled quite a bit on trains around the world, just so that I could go on the train... If airships were...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,998
Posted By irq506
I scan *EVERYTHING* in the most basic flat...

I scan *EVERYTHING* in the most basic flat setting possible. Why? because scanner software is, well cr*p to say the least, so Id much rather set everything to mid muddy grey and do basic black and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2008
Replies: 278
Views: 17,195
Posted By irq506
I shoot film because I love how the image looks....

I shoot film because I love how the image looks. I love cameras without batteries (or at least the knowledge that I can exist without the meter in my TTL). I love the simplicity of film. I love...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-21-2008
Replies: 147
Views: 13,132
Posted By irq506
This is a funny thread! I thought I was ADD with...

This is a funny thread!
I thought I was ADD with my fascination forwatches then trains then fountain pens then firearms and now leica's, but when I started working in Cameratechs I realised that...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-21-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,384
Posted By irq506
How weird. Rumors also indicate that there wont...

How weird.
Rumors also indicate that there wont be a DSLR but another back. I hear a lot of moaning and groaning about that but I think its a great idea actually. I just wonder if Leica will be the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,889
Posted By irq506
Ok thanks to you all, I re fixed for ten minutes...

Ok thanks to you all, I re fixed for ten minutes (on top of the previous 6), washed Hypo'd for about 6 minutes and washed agian for 20 minutes and the results or just plain HOT. No trace of pink, no...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2008
Replies: 1,425
Views: 349,370
Posted By irq506
BTW Ned, I LOVE your children pictures on your...

BTW Ned, I LOVE your children pictures on your website, just absolutely fantastic.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2008
Replies: 1,425
Views: 349,370
Posted By irq506
Some of the ones MikeL put up on the first page,...

Some of the ones MikeL put up on the first page, I thought were really dissapointing, the swirly business is a let down because I get that same thing on a cheapa*s 40 Nokton, and the contrast control...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2008
Replies: 1,425
Views: 349,370
Posted By irq506
Ive wanted a Noctilux for a while now, mainly...

Ive wanted a Noctilux for a while now, mainly because it is what it is, but now that Ive seen these images, Im not so impressed anymore which is a bit disappointing. I think its probably that Ive...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By irq506
Vuescan is OK scanning software. It is funky, but...

Vuescan is OK scanning software. It is funky, but it is cheap and it will work woth 750 scanners out there.... $40 for basic but the $80 full is a much better investment.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,889
Posted By irq506
FANTASTIC! Thanks for all the help -gosh I love...

FANTASTIC! Thanks for all the help -gosh I love this forum..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,889
Posted By irq506
I know the film base is generally pinkish which...

I know the film base is generally pinkish which is normal, a generous doe of Hypo will get rid of some of it -exposing it to sunlight to get rid of it entirely I didn't know about- thats very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 18,107
Posted By irq506
Was there ever such thing as a 75 'lux ASPH?

Was there ever such thing as a 75 'lux ASPH?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,889
Posted By irq506
T-Max 2 (TMY2) in Xtol in Jobo

Ive a Jobo rotary tank, Xtol and Rodinal and lots of TMY2, I tried my first 5 rolls at 20c, stock solution, 7 minutes stop fix hypo, took them out and the film was still quite pink, and looks either...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2008
Replies: 90
Views: 6,088
Posted By irq506
Hahahahahahaha!

Hahahahahahaha!
Forum: RFF Polls 02-08-2008
Replies: 398
Views: 30,023
Posted By irq506
Fascinating.. I started with Olympus OM2n and...

Fascinating..
I started with Olympus OM2n and over the course of the next ten years owned a 1n 4Ti and the formidable and extremely hard to find OM 3Ti which I bought along with a 21 f2, 24 f2 and 35...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-08-2008
Replies: 59
Views: 4,388
Posted By irq506
Hey that middle shot, the one without flash...

Hey that middle shot, the one without flash -thats astonishingly good shadow detail within that much bright area (even though its diffused), Im blown away at this image...

...I also love that...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-29-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,367
Posted By irq506
M-Hex 50, Nokton 50 ASPH or Summicron 50

Ok so I have the choice of the two, Im currently in ownership of the Nokton, and have the opportunity to own the M-Hexanon 50 f2 or the Summicron.

I recently did a test between a few lenses, these...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-21-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 2,915
Posted By irq506
35mm Summilux ASPH in Chrome. Optically insane...

35mm Summilux ASPH in Chrome.
Optically insane and that build quality; the lens in average everyday professional use, will probably last 85 years.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-21-2008
Replies: 202
Views: 40,607
Posted By irq506
And you have any idea how much money it takes to...

And you have any idea how much money it takes to produce something like this? So with their backs up against the wall, already, then you know what they have had to do to produce new products.......
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-19-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By irq506
I just acquired an as new condition RF and need...

I just acquired an as new condition RF and need to use it for one solitary project, and intend to sell it after that, but like you all, Id like to maintain that *brand new-never used* look on it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 5,660
Posted By irq506
If you look in the 'Tulip' side of the film...

If you look in the 'Tulip' side of the film chamber you will see how those lugs are mushroom rivited into position, later M bodies have just three stamps in the rivet to hold it in place....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2008
Replies: 362
Views: 119,051
Posted By irq506
I like the way my ASPH feels in my hand whilst...

I like the way my ASPH feels in my hand whilst using it. Its a chrome/brass one, heavy focus and aperture are very easy to control with one finger only, so it makes for a very fast lens to use when I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-10-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 918
Posted By irq506
Id be happy with a high quality 50mm f1.2 for...

Id be happy with a high quality 50mm f1.2 for $1500 or less, if that was possible. Those Noktilux lenses are so disproportionately over priced now, (which wont lest forever), that a nice superfast 50...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2007
Replies: 7,548
Views: 3,882,794
Posted By irq506
My dysfunctional (framelines stuck on 35,...

My dysfunctional (framelines stuck on 35, white-dot on shutter is "out of focus", oil splatters in the VF, meter .3 off) but very much loved M6TTL Chrome with LTM Summicron and TA Winder. I can live...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2007
Replies: 119
Views: 6,981
Posted By irq506
Man I get this every day... Just tonight I got a...

Man I get this every day... Just tonight I got a great shot of a Marine with a bunch of flowers for his girlfriend, or boyfriend by the way he reacted to the "possibility" that Id taken his shot. He...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,326
Posted By irq506
Well I got a Tom mkI, from a guy on Photo.net for...

Well I got a Tom mkI, from a guy on Photo.net for a scream, and have been using it all week, I am completely all over it. Tom if you saw how I shoot youd be proud.
I did my research, checked out the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-18-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 4,592
Posted By irq506
I hear you loud and clear!!! I just very recently...

I hear you loud and clear!!!
I just very recently 'ponied up' to a Summicron 35 ASPH from voigtlander lenses, I figured that if I didnt like it, id still have the CVs to go back to and Id get my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,326
Posted By irq506
I dont know how to use Youtube, (and I dont have...

I dont know how to use Youtube, (and I dont have a RW or Vit), but I think it would be nice to have some kind of video of it in use -id use my T-Grip in the Bessa only I have no shutter in it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2007
Replies: 124
Views: 10,097
Posted By irq506
ooh yah, me like the Rotrings. ive been...

ooh yah, me like the Rotrings. ive been collecting their finery for a few years now. I also like the lamy Scribble pens and pencils especially their black chrome items, they match and wear just like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,326
Posted By irq506
Whats the difference between the mkI and mkII Tom?

Whats the difference between the mkI and mkII Tom?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By irq506
35 Summilux ASPH

Ive been buying and selling upscaling and generally shunting gear around to make the most of what I can get for the least amount possible.
I am currently in the possession of a desirable 35...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-09-2007
Replies: 84
Views: 4,548
Posted By irq506
mmm.. not good. I was very dissappointed that...

mmm.. not good.
I was very dissappointed that Neopan was discontinued some time back after veilled threats for years. I did manage to stock up -somewhat..
I would love to stock up on tri-x.
If...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-05-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By irq506
*cough* wow... I just saw (and let pass) six...

*cough* wow... I just saw (and let pass) six 400ft tins of HP5 on eBay. I fretted over it all weekend long and when they were sold kicked myself once or twice pretty hard in the leg.

If you are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,326
Posted By irq506
You brought them to Ireland? Well then the circle...

You brought them to Ireland? Well then the circle is complete, as I am irish born and bred now living in Seattle!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-05-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By irq506
I need B+W film

Sorry if this sould be in classifieds.

Im looking to buy a large chunk of film.
Black and White. 400 iso
HP5, Neopan or TRI-X prefferred.

I will accept cold-store Post-dated film.
I would prefer...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-01-2007
Replies: 103
Views: 18,810
Posted By irq506
The Ultron. Its really an f2 because the...

The Ultron. Its really an f2 because the difference between f1.9 and f2 on the blade movement is more like a pre-engineered latitude for temperature variation then an actual f.stop...

The lens is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,326
Posted By irq506
Ok Lads looks like you convinced me enough. I am...

Ok Lads looks like you convinced me enough.
I am an obsessive street shooter (flickr.com/photos/devtank) and a compulsive documentary photographer, I have also recently convinced 90% of my private...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,326
Posted By irq506
Whats in it? Sprokets? Some type of screw...

Whats in it? Sprokets? Some type of screw mechanism?
Even though its g'teed for life do you think it would stand up to fast usage on say four out of every ten rolls?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,326
Posted By irq506
Leicavit and Rapid Winder

This is not really a "versus" thread more of a quest for basic information.

The Rapid winder appeals to me because it will link to the TA grip also, but the Leicavit I know will be of high quality...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-31-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 4,594
Posted By irq506
I rotate film too quickly to use a halfcase, I...

I rotate film too quickly to use a halfcase, I really like them and I really would love to have my cameras in them but they are just too inconvenient for me to actually use. I really like the Luigi...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,089
Posted By irq506
twenty quid, ill give you tweny quid for it.. and...

twenty quid, ill give you tweny quid for it.. and maybe a bottle of Jameson hows about that? Thats a great deal!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-30-2007
Replies: 170
Views: 30,330
Posted By irq506
I dont think it matters a f*rt on that ole' M8...

I dont think it matters a f*rt on that ole' M8 heap, that thing will be out of firmware upgrades and faulty battery chargers let alone out of fashion when the next chip comes along. I think its...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2007
Replies: 362
Views: 119,051
Posted By irq506
There are three reasons I buy lenses, regardless...

There are three reasons I buy lenses, regardless of application.
1. Optical capability -first and foremost, the most important aspect.
2. Build quality -after optics comes the ability for the lens...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-24-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,443
Posted By irq506
OTBOMH aka Off The Back Of My Hand. Take a...

OTBOMH
aka
Off The Back Of My Hand.

Take a reading for bright areas and one for shadow areas, and if youre feeling lazy (or not shooting E6) just set everything in the middle. Thats should do it....
Forum: RFF Polls 10-12-2007
Replies: 109
Views: 7,785
Posted By irq506
Hory Clap! Unttil just now I never heard of...

Hory Clap!
Unttil just now I never heard of William Eggelstein and forgot entirely about Garrrrry literally for fifteen years. I should do some research here on Eggelstien and see what hes all...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 4,435
Posted By irq506
Well I think its got as much to do with how you...

Well I think its got as much to do with how you carry it and as to how stealth you make it. I have one (maybe I should tak a picture of my camera sometime actually...) of those leicagoodies slings...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-10-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,284
Posted By irq506
Well, Im impressed. Looks very good indeed.

Well, Im impressed. Looks very good indeed.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-09-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 4,435
Posted By irq506
Thats not a particularly attractive tape job. I...

Thats not a particularly attractive tape job. I put tape on because I have a chrome body and use it for both work and street. Also it was an expensive camera, as was my Eos 1DmkII and my $17,500...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-09-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,169
Posted By irq506
Wet cleaning methods should only be attempted...

Wet cleaning methods should only be attempted after gentle air blowing is not doing it for you.
Isopropyl Alcohol, is the cleanest alcohol on the market. All others have oily residue which will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,765
Posted By irq506
Hey Id love to say to to keep that rangefinder....

Hey Id love to say to to keep that rangefinder. Im sure all it would take is for you to have a conversation with someone to help you see the use of it in a different way.
However if an SLR is on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2007
Replies: 130
Views: 10,886
Posted By irq506
I think this is why they invented duct-tape.

I think this is why they invented duct-tape.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-01-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,169
Posted By irq506
Ok without trying to be arogant here, Im a...

Ok without trying to be arogant here, Im a professional at sensor cleaning. Trained by Canon and kodak directly.
Dont use swabs, bont use brushes, dont use anything other then a nice powerful blower...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2007
Replies: 130
Views: 10,886
Posted By irq506
"Let's face it: People on the streets don't...

"Let's face it: People on the streets don't notice that red dot. It's almost foolish to think they do."
*cough*
on the contrary, I think people DO actually notice it. EVERY time Ive gone out without...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-30-2007
Replies: 105
Views: 16,718
Posted By irq506
Oh! I only knew of the f2 version, which is the...

Oh!
I only knew of the f2 version, which is the slowest acceptable 50mm speed for me.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-30-2007
Replies: 105
Views: 16,718
Posted By irq506
I have a Nokton, I bought it becuase it came in...

I have a Nokton, I bought it becuase it came in at a great price and I had th emoney and intended to flog it again, but 6 months later I still have it. I pitched it against a PreASPH 50 Summilux and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-29-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,610
Posted By irq506
Ive used all three. cron is great wide open....

Ive used all three. cron is great wide open. Ultron is good from 2.0 through to about f8, VERY sharp, contrasty. the 2.8 is flat in comparison.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2007
Replies: 362
Views: 119,051
Posted By irq506
FOR SURE! That is one seriously hot lens. You can...

FOR SURE! That is one seriously hot lens. You can Hand hold that thing at 4th, the chrome ones are way heavier, but that image is so hot, very clear depth of field.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2007
Replies: 362
Views: 119,051
Posted By irq506
Better in terms of picture qualit or build...

Better in terms of picture qualit or build quality. The latter the Leica.
Zeiss works well stopped down, and has more nutral cast when shooting color. Leica better for everything else.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-23-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 1,564
Posted By irq506
Yeah I hear you. I am doing well with a fully...

Yeah I hear you.
I am doing well with a fully manual camera after 15 year hiatus, however, for slide film the latidues are so tight that AE is necessary for the way I like to shoot.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By irq506
Its very rewarding to be able to shoot and bring...

Its very rewarding to be able to shoot and bring home the rolls and process them straight away. After some time you will get into a process youll like and the developing will be quicker.
I dev in a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2007
Replies: 116
Views: 4,082
Posted By irq506
I think it really depends on what you are trying...

I think it really depends on what you are trying to achieve. What you want your pictures to say. i think good lesson would be to shoot and edit in camera. The original image with no cropping says a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,354
Posted By irq506
I just did the same thing recently, aquired a...

I just did the same thing recently, aquired a Leica body, and yes there is a moment of readjustment from using other rangefinders to the Leica bodies. However, I already had some CV glass, and so I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By irq506
The Nikon 35 f2 is sharper then the 1.4

The Nikon 35 f2 is sharper then the 1.4
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 2,385
Posted By irq506
I believe in having a backup body, or two working...

I believe in having a backup body, or two working bodies with different lenses and or different film depending. Travel; Ill have different film, Work; Ill have the same film but different lenses.
One...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By irq506
Look closely at those pictures. I notice a little...

Look closely at those pictures. I notice a little spot beside the hotshoe, and a shadow on the curtain. Ive seen this shadow on the curtain before, from cameras left in hot places. The spot looks...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By irq506
yes my friend said his mp came with both styles....

yes my friend said his mp came with both styles.

erm for $30 Ill just stick weth gaffers tape...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By irq506
Coin Slot Battery cover

I want one for my M6TTL. I jsut saw a friend of mones got one. Mu regular one keeps comming lose on me even if I use 'the fleshy part' of my thumb to screw it in, even using a piece of rubber tire...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 2,961
Posted By irq506
mmm interesting.... id instantly take the 35 and...

mmm interesting....

id instantly take the 35 and the 21.
35 covers the 50 and the longer ones if you crop in and blow up, and the 21 covers everything below the 35.

Until recently I took a 28 and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-18-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,227
Posted By irq506
I took a short trip out of town recently and had...

I took a short trip out of town recently and had to shoot a small job for someone, so I rigged up three pieces of plumbers piping which I got in Home depot, and put my devtank in one, chemicals in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2007
Replies: 308
Views: 67,265
Posted By irq506
Personally its the M6TTL for me. I had...

Personally its the M6TTL for me. I had opportunities to buy other models when I was using other camera systems and I had already set in mind the TTL, then one came up and I took it.
For me its the...
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