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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-21-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,793
Posted By akalai
I have two Ikodots and have posted about them...

I have two Ikodots and have posted about them before. Here is a link to an old post of mine;

www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68558#15...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-10-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,612
Posted By akalai
BE LIKE PETE! ;) Currently use WD RE4 drives in...

BE LIKE PETE! ;)

Currently use WD RE4 drives in RAID for application/cache drives and Hitachi 5K3000's in RAID for storage.

Unfortunately I think your timing, like mine, is bad... currently...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,075
Posted By akalai
Could you please post some more details?

Could you please post some more details?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-21-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 7,770
Posted By akalai
It's worth signing up to the Large Format...

It's worth signing up to the Large Format Photography Forum (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/) (...if you haven't already) just to view the 20+ pages of examples given in this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-21-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,591
Posted By akalai
... weaponry which in turn reached as far as...

... weaponry which in turn reached as far as Australia. There is the interesting story of the Confederate raider CSS Shenandoah which docked in Melbourne in January,1865. When she set sail she left...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-24-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,677
Posted By akalai
M6TTL + Nikon SC-17 cord + Leica SF20 Small and...

M6TTL + Nikon SC-17 cord + Leica SF20

Small and easy to handle off camera flash kit. I think the current Nikon flash cord is the SC-28.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-23-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 7,325
Posted By akalai
...funny, really? Because you are not. ...wow,...

...funny, really? Because you are not.



...wow, and just when I thought it couldn't get any lamer.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 6,419
Posted By akalai
A Fuji X100 in black with a 28mm equivalent lens...

A Fuji X100 in black with a 28mm equivalent lens would be nice.... but mainly interested in lenses, maybe the new Nokton 35mm f1.2 Mk.II?

Or any of the items in my WANTED list below! :)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-10-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 6,784
Posted By akalai
Perhaps this is from another source but if you...

Perhaps this is from another source but if you are referring to the comments made by _larky in the RFF post, "Mine arrived (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102818)", you will...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-10-2011
Replies: 171
Views: 25,643
Posted By akalai
As you are in Europe you might want to have a...

As you are in Europe you might want to have a look at the cameras made by Mike Walker in the UK. They are all made from ABS with stainless steel hardware.

Walker...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By akalai
Previous RFF post here; Be Careful where you...

Previous RFF post here;

Be Careful where you point your lens
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95107
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-21-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,894
Posted By akalai
Ricoh GR1v has manual ISO overide.

Ricoh GR1v has manual ISO overide.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-10-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 6,738
Posted By akalai
I still miss the minty freshness when licking the...

I still miss the minty freshness when licking the tape on 120 rolls of APX100... :P
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By akalai
You might want to have a look at the Service...

You might want to have a look at the Service Guide at;

Vision Imagelab
http://www.visionimagelab.com.au

10 Danks Street
Waterloo NSW 2017
tel: (02) 9319 3300
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-30-2010
Replies: 2,424
Views: 357,317
Posted By akalai
Glad it finally arrived. Enjoy! :)

Glad it finally arrived. Enjoy! :)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-20-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 13,117
Posted By akalai
Hi Paul, the Aki-asahi web site currently has a...

Hi Paul, the Aki-asahi web site currently has a posting in the English section that says;

"5th May 2010

Temporarily Service Unavailable.

We will be back around June 2010.
Apologies for this...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-08-2010
Replies: 2,424
Views: 357,317
Posted By akalai
Hi Peter, not sure if you already have a binding...

Hi Peter, not sure if you already have a binding order for Bruce Davidson's "Outside Inside" but if not I got mine from The Book Depository in the UK $110US shipped.

Bruce Davidson: Outside / Inside...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By akalai
Have used the same setup (M6TTL + SF20) with...

Have used the same setup (M6TTL + SF20) with Tri-X (@ 400) at night/parties and found that using the EV compensation set at -1,2/3 gave the best fill flash exposures for me.

Have also used the same...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-05-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 21,452
Posted By akalai
Thanks Stephen, a great list for hard to find...

Thanks Stephen, a great list for hard to find sources of information on these cameras.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-05-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 2,654
Posted By akalai
...would like to cross some things off from my...

...would like to cross some things off from my sig below! :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,568
Posted By akalai
The one I get to borrow on occasion is the...

The one I get to borrow on occasion is the Hasselblad SWC/M cross over model from 1986 with the late shutter CF lens and has the body bubble level AND the late style LARGE 903SWC viewfinder (which...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2010
Replies: 128
Views: 8,752
Posted By akalai
Would like to use the following if I can ever...

Would like to use the following if I can ever find them:

Carl Zeiss Biogon f2.8 35mm and Carl Zeiss Sonnar f2 85mm for Contax RF

... and the alternate 1950's lens kit;

Nikkor f2.5 3.5cm and Nikkor...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-24-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 839
Posted By akalai
I "think" it is a 50mm finder for close...

I "think" it is a 50mm finder for close focus/macro work and orginally came with a chain, a la the Minox spy cameras, that measured predetermined focus lengths for copying documents.

Hopefully...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-30-2009
Replies: 316
Views: 29,185
Posted By akalai
Thank you Al! Condolences to the Kaplan family...

Thank you Al!

Condolences to the Kaplan family and all those who loved Al.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-14-2009
Replies: 91
Views: 24,723
Posted By akalai
STILL looking, but when I have the time I...

STILL looking, but when I have the time I generally don't have the money. When I have the money I don't have the time!!!



Well if that sad little puppy ever needs a loving home just let me know......
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-14-2009
Replies: 91
Views: 24,723
Posted By akalai
PLEASE let me know if you come across another...

PLEASE let me know if you come across another deal like that! :)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-02-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 4,250
Posted By akalai
Anyone have any knowledge of hacks to install...

Anyone have any knowledge of hacks to install English language firmware over the Japanese only menus of the Japan model Panasonic cameras?

The GF-1 and GH-1 are available in Japan as bodies only......
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-02-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5,893
Posted By akalai
Anyone have any knowledge of hacks to install...

Anyone have any knowledge of hacks to install English language firmware over the Japanese only menus of the Japan model Panasonic cameras?

The GF-1 and GH-1 are available in Japan as bodies only......
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-01-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5,893
Posted By akalai
Might be of interest... youtube video link to...

Might be of interest... youtube video link to Lumix GH-1 and Hot Rod PL lens mount adapter rig;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB1DdEL4IZ4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB1DdEL4IZ4)

...and check...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-01-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 170,246
Posted By akalai
Wow, some nice work... now if I can just find a...

Wow, some nice work... now if I can just find a good deal on a LTM version!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-15-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By akalai
BBC World: "Carl Zeiss: A State Within a State" 11/11/2009

11/11/2009
BBC World Discovery Programme
"Carl Zeiss: A State Within a State" (28 minutes)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p004v8xg

"This edition of Discovery examines German partition and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-12-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 10,171
Posted By akalai
The best solution, and as already mentioned just...

The best solution, and as already mentioned just above, I have come across for making sure an external viewfinder doesn't slip out of a hot shoe is to use a rubber band.

Visualise a number "8" made...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-10-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 6,818
Posted By akalai
Craig, This thread might also be of...

Craig,

This thread might also be of interest;

"New Leica Viewfinders Anyone?"
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76501

..scroll down a little as there are some pics that help...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 09-08-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 10,739
Posted By akalai
Will be interested in seeing user results of the...

Will be interested in seeing user results of the Leica X1 but for roughly the same price the kit below is looking good to me;

Panasonic GF1 with f1.7 20mm lens kit $899
Panasonic Lumix G Vario...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-24-2009
Replies: 5,596
Views: 982,846
Posted By akalai
Outstanding combination, and great to see you...

Outstanding combination, and great to see you again D2!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-24-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 3,401
Posted By akalai
There are a few shops in the city that may or may...

There are a few shops in the city that may or may not have stock of the films you are after, such as Foto Riesel (http://www.fotoriesel.com/) and Ted's Cameras (http://www.teds.com.au/) but your best...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-04-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By akalai
Just something else to consider... I found that...

Just something else to consider...

I found that critical focusing was dependant on what LTM -> M mount adapter is used, especially with wide angle lenses.

I started using my Avenon 21mm (Mk.III) on...
Forum: Travel 07-22-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,888
Posted By akalai
Watch the film "In...

Watch the film "In Bruges"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Bruges

Have fun!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 10,171
Posted By akalai
Hi Peter, Thank you for taking the time to...

Hi Peter,

Thank you for taking the time to illustrate the differences of the above finders and for making this invaluable information available here. Especially useful to those of us who are unable...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-18-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By akalai
Leica M8 Lens...

Leica M8 Lens Codes;
http://www.digital-leica.com/lens_codes/

Google is your friend!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-28-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,571
Posted By akalai
Can you please post a link to the exhibition?...

Can you please post a link to the exhibition? Thanks.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-13-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 3,622
Posted By akalai
WANTED! :) Have been looking for one of these...

WANTED! :)

Have been looking for one of these Skopar f3.5 28mm lens for awhile now... have missed a few deals but perhaps people could PM with a heads up if they know of any for sale... preferably...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 3,493
Posted By akalai
Biogons... - 21mm f4.5 Biogon for Contax RF -...

Biogons...

- 21mm f4.5 Biogon for Contax RF
- 35mm f2.8 Biogon for Contax RF
- 38mm f4.5 Biogon ... otherwise known as a Hasselblad SWC

AND...

- Voigtlander 28mm f3.5 Skopar with matching 28mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,748
Posted By akalai
Just for future reference the dates for the 2009...

Just for future reference the dates for the 2009 Sydney Camera Market, as printed on their flyer handed out last weekend, are;

5th July, 2009 and 18th October, 2009.

Ultimo Community Centre (Enter...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-31-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,357
Posted By akalai
Rob, some of the photos are missing which IS a...

Rob, some of the photos are missing which IS a shame.... but the photos that are posted along with the description given (if you read down further) should give you an idea of what is being...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-31-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,357
Posted By akalai
I found that critical focusing was dependant on...

I found that critical focusing was dependant on what LTM -> M mount adapter was used with this lens.

I started using my Avenon 21mm (Mk.III) on a Bessa T with a Leitz 50mm LTM adapter but found it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,748
Posted By akalai
I found this link via Google that says it will be...

I found this link via Google that says it will be on this weekend, Sunday the 29th March, 2009;

Sydney Camera Market...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-02-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 3,567
Posted By akalai
Sydney, Australia: Blanco Negro 44-54 Botany...

Sydney, Australia:

Blanco Negro
44-54 Botany Rd,
Alexandria, NSW, 2015
Sydney, Australia
tel: +61 (0)2 9698 4552

http://www.blanconegro.com.au/
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-19-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,199
Posted By akalai
Bonkers in a GOOD way! Happy Birthday Doug!!!

Bonkers in a GOOD way! Happy Birthday Doug!!!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-13-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,350
Posted By akalai
No the frames are not hinged. Keep in mind the...

No the frames are not hinged. Keep in mind the small overall size of the Ikodot (approx. 33H x 36W x 14L mm) means that having folding frames would make it a much more complex design and really ruin...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-11-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,350
Posted By akalai
I own and use two Ikodot (http://www.ikodot.com)...

I own and use two Ikodot (http://www.ikodot.com) finders on various cameras and find them well worth the asking price.

The main focal length I use them with is 28mm, one is mainly used on a Ricoh...
Forum: Travel 01-11-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 3,664
Posted By akalai
...you are forgetting that these particular dead...

...you are forgetting that these particular dead fish can cost $100,000 a piece. So how would you feel if some idiot messing around with your property cost you $100,000?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-08-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 9,864
Posted By akalai
Al, thank you for the address...

Al, thank you for the address confirmation.

Should also point out that George is great to deal with when it comes to shipping outside of the US, he is just the person you want to deal with when you...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-08-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 9,864
Posted By akalai
Quality Light Metric, and George in particular,...

Quality Light Metric, and George in particular, are FANTASTIC!

By far the easiest and most professional camera related tech I have had the pleasure to deal with. Have had several Westons rebuilt,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-05-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By akalai
Here is a link to the Australian distributor of...

Here is a link to the Australian distributor of "Wonderful" dry cabinets;

http://www.drycabinet.com.au/main.html (http://www.drycabinet.com.au/main.html)

Click on "Dry cabinets" and at the bottom...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By akalai
The best solution I have come across for making...

The best solution I have come across for making sure an external viewfinder doesn't slip out of a hot shoe is to use a rubber band.

Visualise a number "8" made by twisting the rubber band at a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-07-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By akalai
For a frame finder with a difference you could...

For a frame finder with a difference you could try the Ikodot.

Ikodot frame finder website;
http://www.ikodot.com/

Make sure you have a good read of the website ...these are very well made items...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-06-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 5,120
Posted By akalai
For a frame finder with a difference you could...

For a frame finder with a difference you could try the Ikodot.

Ikodot frame finder website;
http://www.ikodot.com/

Make sure you have a good read of the website ...these are very well made items...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By akalai
What is a "real" photographer, one that struggles...

What is a "real" photographer, one that struggles with the difference between fact and fiction?

Ms. Copaken Kogan styles herself on being a photojournailst of some repute, perhaps spending more time...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By akalai
Deborah Copaken Kogan had made some comments in...

Deborah Copaken Kogan had made some comments in her book when it was first published in 2001 on James Nachtwey and her interactions with him.

In a 2003 article published on The Digital Journalist...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-17-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,915
Posted By akalai
Hi Bruno, Hope all is well and that you have had...

Hi Bruno,

Hope all is well and that you have had some spare time to sort through your fathers camera gear.

I am not sure if you received my emails but I was still hoping to hear back from you about...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-25-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,736
Posted By akalai
Peter is this the blog you were thinking...

Peter is this the blog you were thinking of?

David Farkas Photo Blog: Photokina 2008 Day 2
http://dfarkas.blogspot.com/2008/09/photokina-2008-day-2-taking-it-easy-and.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 5,748
Posted By akalai
Thanks for the correct name and address...

Thanks for the correct name and address details.

I'll keep an eye out too for anyone in bike gear... I'm guessing there shouldn't be too many! :) (What time do you think you might be there?)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 5,748
Posted By akalai
Anyone going tomorrow?

Anyone going tomorrow?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 5,748
Posted By akalai
Just want to check... Is it on again this...

Just want to check...

Is it on again this Sunday, 19th October, at the Glebe Community Sports Center???

Do they have a webpage that I have missed?

Finally, anyone have any experience in selling...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 2,947
Posted By akalai
Score: 4 Apple Macbook Pro (2008 Gen.4) Matte...

Score: 4
Apple Macbook Pro (2008 Gen.4)
Matte screen with generic sRGB profile (not calibrated).

This test will only really reveal if you have eye problems or a truly horrible monitor.

The computer...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-25-2008
Replies: 156
Views: 56,649
Posted By akalai
Have added my name to Stephen's list and am...

Have added my name to Stephen's list and am interested in finding out what the approximate price is likely to be. Hope it does make it out of Japan!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-27-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,112
Posted By akalai
Incase you are unable to catch this program it...

Incase you are unable to catch this program it will be repeated on ABC2(Digital) at 19:00(AEST) Sunday, June 1st 2008.

ALSO...

ABC1 TV's "Sunday Arts" at 17:00(AEST) on June 1st, 2008 is showing a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-26-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,112
Posted By akalai
"The Art of Bill Henson" doco at 22:00 (27-5-08) on ABC1

AUSTRALIA/SYDNEY
For Australian TV viewers you have the chance to watch this documentary which, regardless if you have or have not seen a Bill Henson exhibition, will give you further insight into...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-22-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 1,396
Posted By akalai
SYDNEY:"Conversations with the Mob" Free lecture by Megan Lewis (24/05/2008)

"Conversations with the Mob" by Megan Lewis
...from the Sydney Writer's Festival...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-05-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 3,963
Posted By akalai
As you are in New York you might want to try...

As you are in New York you might want to try out;

Krimar Photo
http://www.krimarphoto.com/

Contact details are on the website, and while he is probably better known for CLA'ing Rollei cameras he...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-24-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By akalai
Phototechnica, as far as I know, shut down last...

Phototechnica, as far as I know, shut down last week.

If you do a quick google search you will see they have had an administrator appointed and their equipment is up for auction on Gray's online...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-12-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,272
Posted By akalai
Why don't you check with Luigi Crescenzi of...

Why don't you check with Luigi Crescenzi of Leicatime.com (leicatime.com/).

He makes replacement straps for Rolleiflex cameras with their unique aligator clips and perhaps he can/already make a...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-12-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 19,148
Posted By akalai
Already have a few different variants of the...

Already have a few different variants of the Sonnar for my Contax IIa but would like a modern type 50mm lens (specifically in relation to contrast and coatings) to match with my Voigtlander SC wide...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-11-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 19,148
Posted By akalai
Focus shift aside.... Why no Contax RF mount...

Focus shift aside....

Why no Contax RF mount version???

I know that a Contax RF varaiant possibly would not be as marketable but it would have been nice to have one of these for my "Zeiss Ikon"...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-04-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,033
Posted By akalai
Adobe (makers of Photoshop) have also done some...

Adobe (makers of Photoshop) have also done some interesting work with their Adobe Light-Field lens.

While people are concentrating on the ability to alter the plane(s) of focus what is perhaps more...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-03-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 8,696
Posted By akalai
The current Carl Zeiss 21mm lens hood made for...

The current Carl Zeiss 21mm lens hood made for the current ZM-Mount Biogon f2.8/21mm may in fact fit the recently introduced ZM-Mount C Biogon f4.5/21mm lens but it most certainly will NOT fit the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-03-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 8,696
Posted By akalai
Possibly "wjlapier" is talking of the 1950's Carl...

Possibly "wjlapier" is talking of the 1950's Carl Zeiss 21mm Biogon for Zeiss Ikon Contax RF's.

If so there is no official Zeiss Ikon produced lens hood that I know of for the 21mm Biogon. However...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-18-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By akalai
As good as the Voigtlander Low Angle finder is...

As good as the Voigtlander Low Angle finder is unfortunately it cannot be used as a waist length type finder. You simply can't see any image at that kind of distance as it is designed to be used with...
Forum: Travel 01-12-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,500
Posted By akalai
Why don't you check out the "Ring...

Why don't you check out the "Ring Taxi?"

...description in English here;
http://www.nurburgring.org.uk/taxi.html

Book now and try and see if you can't get Sabine Schmitz to drive you...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-27-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,077
Posted By akalai
Phototechnica http://www.phototechnica.com.au/ Be...

Phototechnica
http://www.phototechnica.com.au/

Best place in Sydney to get E6/C41 processing, all sizes/formats, and has a very good stock of refrigerated, fresh pro films including all Fuji Chrome...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-07-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By akalai
Cameraquest still has them listed for...

Cameraquest still has them listed for $29US.

www.cameraquest.com
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-05-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,780
Posted By akalai
Anyone got a link to an online Super Ikonta III...

Anyone got a link to an online Super Ikonta III or IV instruction manual or .pdf???
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-05-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,780
Posted By akalai
GOT TO LOVE THIS PLACE! Thanks guys, that's...

GOT TO LOVE THIS PLACE!

Thanks guys, that's brilliant, so much good factual info, something that is really hard to uncover here in OZ!

Thanks Chris for the detailed email... I am glad I held off on...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-31-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,780
Posted By akalai
Someone...anyone...Bueller???

Someone...anyone...Bueller???
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-30-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,780
Posted By akalai
Have just discovered that Voigtlander made a 32mm...

Have just discovered that Voigtlander made a 32mm push on lens hood. Does anyone have any experience of using one of these on a Super Ikonta IV? Does it fit or are there problems with it being a...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-30-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,780
Posted By akalai
Super Ikonta IV: Spare lens hood & case???

Just managed to come across an affordable Super Ikonta IV.

Only problem being that it has no case... not usually a problem but this camera has no strap lugs... and it seems the only way you can...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,693
Posted By akalai
Susan, why not try out Crumpler Bags?...

Susan, why not try out Crumpler Bags? www.crumplerbags.com

You guys in New York are lucky, there is even a custom make shop;

Crumpler Custom Bag Shop
49 8th Ave
cnr Horatio & 8th Ave
West...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-17-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By akalai
Well the same seller has sold at least three of...

Well the same seller has sold at least three of these lenses in the last few weeks and they all went for more than $800US.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-17-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By akalai
Wow, see the final price!!! Anyone want to buy...

Wow, see the final price!!!

Anyone want to buy my same example for an even grand??? :)
Forum: Off Topic 05-15-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By akalai
Have you contacted Popflash...

Have you contacted Popflash (http://www.popflash.com/) ???

They were one of the first to have the Ricoh GRD in stock in the US, if not the first, and have a great reputation.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-13-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,882
Posted By akalai
I use Google for any searches and have found the...

I use Google for any searches and have found the best way of finding relevant information on any forum is to do a specific search of the webpage/forum by using the "site:www.XXXX.com" function.

For...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-13-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,882
Posted By akalai
You might want to check this...

You might want to check this link;

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13094

...and have a look for some more posts by Doug, who is a RF forum member, as I think he has posted...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2007
Replies: 105
Views: 9,400
Posted By akalai
...the Konica Hexar AF and the Ricoh GR Digital.

...the Konica Hexar AF and the Ricoh GR Digital.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-18-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By akalai
First up the Ricoh finder is as good and as...

First up the Ricoh finder is as good and as bright as the Voigtlander viewfinders because it IS a Voigtlander viewfinder... it's an OEM product by Cosina Voigtlander for Ricoh.

Secondly if you are...
Forum: RFF News 04-08-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 2,332
Posted By akalai
Thanks Simon, great link!

Thanks Simon, great link!
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-10-2007
Replies: 63
Views: 6,069
Posted By akalai
Now: Ricoh GRD set to snap mode.... love this...

Now: Ricoh GRD set to snap mode.... love this camera and even with the additional viewfinder I have had no problem fitting it in my jeans pocket. Proven itself to be pretty tough as this is my...
Forum: Off Topic 03-08-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By akalai
I haven't used USPS EMS in the last few weeks but...

I haven't used USPS EMS in the last few weeks but have used it a lot as it is one of my two methods of shipping from the US. (The other being Global Priority Mail Flat-rate Envelope (Large) for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-17-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,436
Posted By akalai
Deborah Copaken Kogan had made some comments in...

Deborah Copaken Kogan had made some comments in her book when it was first published in 2001 on James Nachtwey and her interactions with him.

In a 2003 article published on The Digital Journalist...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-05-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By akalai
I ususally leave my finders on my cameras but I...

I ususally leave my finders on my cameras but I use the old trick of placing one end of a rubber band around the foot of the finder, twisiting it, and then placing the other end around the base of...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-22-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By akalai
PS. If you go to this Cameraquest page you will...

PS. If you go to this Cameraquest page you will see that the metal CV 28mm finder is actually smaller in some dimensions than the "regular" plastic finders.

CV Finder...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-22-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By akalai
Definitely the CV metal 28mm finder, while larger...

Definitely the CV metal 28mm finder, while larger than the mini-finder I found it much easier to use as the larger CV metal finder appears more "spacious" when you look through it. That's to say the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-15-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,122
Posted By akalai
THE best place to head is; Legend Camera...

THE best place to head is;

Legend Camera Service
Shop 16a/428 George Street, Sydney. 2000
tel: (02) 9232 1225

I'm not sure if you have local knowledge or not but he is located in the Dymock's Book...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By akalai
Use USPS!!! You can check out how much it will...

Use USPS!!!

You can check out how much it will cost using their postage calculator at:

http://ircalc.usps.gov

My preference is for USPS Global Express Mail (EMS) for valuable items, simply because...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-16-2006
Replies: 272
Views: 85,746
Posted By akalai
Hey Flashover, check out...

Hey Flashover,

check out this link:

"Dating Contax IIa/IIIa Bodies" http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17336

...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-07-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 3,637
Posted By akalai
My answer to everything... a Hassy SWC! :)

My answer to everything... a Hassy SWC! :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-26-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 3,086
Posted By akalai
Hi John, I thought I read somewhere...

Hi John,

I thought I read somewhere that there was a short run of Russar 20mm lenses in Kiev mount??? Anyway I have two pics from an ebay auction from quite some time ago that supposedly...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-20-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 4,648
Posted By akalai
"On the Trail of the Contax" by Hans-Jurgen...

"On the Trail of the Contax" by Hans-Jurgen Kuc

Volume One: Contax History From 1932 until 1945
http://www.camerabooks.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=5224-KucVol%2fone

CONTENTS:
A Contax...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-18-2006
Replies: 49
Views: 3,171
Posted By akalai
Has no one mentioned the Hasselblad...

Has no one mentioned the Hasselblad SWC?

Compact, brilliant wide angle lens, multi format, possibilty to use digital backs (if you are worried about that), no mirror slap,... all round brilliant...
Forum: Off Topic 07-13-2006
Replies: 214
Views: 5,941
Posted By akalai
Max these are your words... ... I guess you...

Max these are your words...



... I guess you must have meant the Alps or the Pyrenees then???
Forum: Off Topic 07-12-2006
Replies: 214
Views: 5,941
Posted By akalai
.... aggh good to see that the World Cup's...

.... aggh good to see that the World Cup's message of "Say NO to Racism" has had such an impact...
Forum: Off Topic 07-11-2006
Replies: 214
Views: 5,941
Posted By akalai
Surely you aren't REALLY that dense....

Surely you aren't REALLY that dense....
Forum: Off Topic 07-09-2006
Replies: 214
Views: 5,941
Posted By akalai
Haha... A long time ago (1999) I watched South...

Haha...

A long time ago (1999) I watched South Africa vs. Kenya in Amstelveen as part of the World Cup of Cricket being hosted in England.... I know that doesn't make much sense .... anyway just to...
Forum: Off Topic 07-09-2006
Replies: 214
Views: 5,941
Posted By akalai
Still think the game of the tournament was...

Still think the game of the tournament was Germany vs. Italy...
Forum: Off Topic 07-09-2006
Replies: 214
Views: 5,941
Posted By akalai
Perhaps you could take up cricket then?

Perhaps you could take up cricket then?
Forum: Off Topic 07-09-2006
Replies: 214
Views: 5,941
Posted By akalai
Difficult Francesco? Unfortunately not...

Difficult Francesco? Unfortunately not impossible. Being as "white" as someone doesn't mean squat.... look up the meaning of racist.

Anyway, regardless of the content of Materazzi's comments,...
Forum: Off Topic 07-09-2006
Replies: 214
Views: 5,941
Posted By akalai
No excuses for what Zidane did but what did...

No excuses for what Zidane did but what did Materazzi bait him with... certainly hope it wasn't something racist.
Forum: Off Topic 07-07-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Can't help but think these players have been told...

Can't help but think these players have been told by their respective clubs to take a dive so to speak.... don't think the club's would be keen to help out by releasing a player in the future if he...
Forum: Off Topic 07-06-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Thanks for the soul food Ruben! Schweet...

Thanks for the soul food Ruben! Schweet :)


Typical... I've had pretty average dealings with fellow Aussies!!!
Forum: Off Topic 07-06-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Nanny Ruben can I have one of your "special"...

Nanny Ruben can I have one of your "special" muffins??? :)
Forum: Off Topic 07-06-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Hope not... I'm planning on going!!! (Friend got...

Hope not... I'm planning on going!!! (Friend got some tickets...don't know how and don't care!!!)
Forum: Off Topic 07-06-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
True... and I mean this in all sincerity... we...

True... and I mean this in all sincerity... we want to win against the best team possible! Bad luck about Vaughan. Fingers crossed Warne doesn't get into any trouble between now and then....
Forum: Off Topic 07-06-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
"...it's not a matter of life and death...it's...

"...it's not a matter of life and death...it's far more serious than that!" :)
Forum: Off Topic 07-06-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
"Allez Les Blancs!?!" ...completely off topic...

"Allez Les Blancs!?!"

...completely off topic but who is the designated "home" team for the Italy vs. France final???
Forum: Off Topic 07-04-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
As much as I loved watching Zidane vs. Brazil...

As much as I loved watching Zidane vs. Brazil (and I had a great night/morning as a result) I'm not sure if he (or France) can come up with a repeat performance...

Think it will be Italy vs....
Forum: Off Topic 07-04-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
As much as I don't want to say it I think Italy...

As much as I don't want to say it I think Italy will go through to win the cup now.... just too great a performance by them to do anything else but to roll on.

By far the best game of the tournament.
Forum: Off Topic 07-04-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Well not much Lehmann could have done with the...

Well not much Lehmann could have done with the first goal, awesome strike... but the second goal was pretty soft. Still a great game that could have gone either way.
Forum: Off Topic 07-04-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
It's all over... so sad.... wow never seen a...

It's all over... so sad.... wow never seen a crowd so still!
Forum: Off Topic 07-04-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Oh boy what's going on, AGAIN I find myself...

Oh boy what's going on, AGAIN I find myself agreeing with you Francesco. :) I was in the process of typing... this is the best game so far of the world cup... and it is. Brilliant.

Not to sure about...
Forum: Off Topic 07-04-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Haha, you may be but I'd say you are about right....

Haha, you may be but I'd say you are about right. OK back to the game....
Forum: Off Topic 07-04-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Nice to see the game not being interupted too...

Nice to see the game not being interupted too much by the ref although he was a bit inconsistent with his carding of Borowski, not that he didn't deserve it, but why didn't Cannavaro also get one a...
Forum: Off Topic 07-04-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Francesco I think with our posts alone this game...

Francesco I think with our posts alone this game will be epic!!!

But I think we were lucky to avoid Nanny Ruben, who knows what he might have made us do.... kiss and make up!?!

Eeeewwwwww! :)
Forum: Off Topic 07-04-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Lets all hope for a decent ref and a game decided...

Lets all hope for a decent ref and a game decided by the play not the whistle!!!!

Meanwhile I'll have an espresso instead of a beer... staying up doing some Uni work as the game doesn't start here...
Forum: Off Topic 07-04-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Jenni, so glad someone gets it! :)

Jenni, so glad someone gets it! :)
Forum: Off Topic 07-04-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Francesco, in the immortal words of Ronan...

Francesco, in the immortal words of Ronan Keating:

"You say it best when you say nothing at all...."
Forum: Off Topic 07-04-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Ohhh Francesco... yet AGAIN you spin me right...

Ohhh Francesco... yet AGAIN you spin me right round baby.... well at least you try....



Aren't you dizzy yet from all your circlework?

Your petty remarks lack class and are completely false...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-03-2006
Replies: 372
Poll: Guy or Gal?
Views: 51,654
Posted By akalai
Hey Rachel, I stumbled across...

Hey Rachel,

I stumbled across your website in some random Google search awhile ago but then, annoyingly, forgot the name of your site!!! Agggghhhhh! :)

Thankfully I...
Forum: Off Topic 07-03-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Ohhh Francesco... you spin me right round baby,...

Ohhh Francesco... you spin me right round baby, right round like a record.... do you work in PR???

Your abilitity to leap from one wild extrapolation to another in a single sentence is super human...
Forum: Off Topic 07-03-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
True, but Peter, when Francesco isn't being a...

True, but Peter, when Francesco isn't being a martyr for Italian football he enjoys flogging the dead horse that is "diving"... without this what would he talk about???

And in relation to Klinsmann...
Forum: Off Topic 07-03-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Ha, well then I guess my theoretical LNIB Harald...

Ha, well then I guess my theoretical LNIB Harald Shumacher 2.0 would have even more fire in his belly... and he had plenty of fire in 1982! Shumacher vs. Grosso... bring it on!
Forum: Off Topic 07-03-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
... if only Germany had a mint LNIB Harald...

... if only Germany had a mint LNIB Harald Schumacher, wearing ofcourse a "NO DIVERS!" jersey, for tomorrows game...
Forum: Off Topic 07-03-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Brilliant Socke!!! :) ...rest assured Italy's...

Brilliant Socke!!! :)

...rest assured Italy's training regime has no doubt improved since then...



...be careful though not to post this link again... Francesco is likely to get very shirty.......
Forum: Off Topic 06-29-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Hey Francesco... NO I didn't think you weren't...

Hey Francesco... NO I didn't think you weren't making friends... I was just being a goose by having some fun with what is a pretty silly slogan for the world cup... "a time for making friends!"

I...
Forum: Off Topic 06-29-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Haha, hey Francesco good thing this didn't happen...

Haha, hey Francesco good thing this didn't happen in a Germany vs. England game... ouch, definitely would have got messy!!!

Hopefully I will be well enough to head out and watch the England vs....
Forum: Off Topic 06-29-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Oh Francesco... isn't it "a time to make...

Oh Francesco... isn't it "a time to make friends?" :)



No you weren't distracted... I didn't call Bresciano a diver or cheater because he is neither.



Half-dive whatever... I'm half-over it. You...
Forum: Off Topic 06-29-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
I posted that link twice... obviously one time...

I posted that link twice... obviously one time too many for you, but I posted it so people could make up their own minds instead of having to read the banter between partisan supporters of the teams...
Forum: Off Topic 06-29-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
...perhaps they should have also said they were...

...perhaps they should have also said they were bad winners as well?
Forum: Off Topic 06-29-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Hey Francesco...no need to get your knickers in a...

Hey Francesco...no need to get your knickers in a knot! :)



...mmm interesting, so now it is a half dive... is that like being a "little bit pregnant?"



Hypocritical? How exactly... I never said...
Forum: Off Topic 06-29-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Here is that link again for the Australia vs....

Here is that link again for the Australia vs. Italy footage:

http://www.soccerblog.com/2006/06/video_lucas_neill_foul_on_gros.htm

... oh boy I wonder if that site will handle the hits it is...
Forum: Off Topic 06-29-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
I still don't get this... HOW did Australia play...

I still don't get this... HOW did Australia play it boring? I think that is hypocritical as Italy had gone into lock down mode in order to prevent a freer Australian game. No way Hiddink would have...
Forum: Off Topic 06-29-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Haha... yeah Francesco, poor Italy... so hard...

Haha... yeah Francesco, poor Italy... so hard done by. Watch out, it's another conspiracy against Italy just like in 2002, anyone and everyone is out to get Italy! :)

"It was a scandal. The truth...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-29-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By akalai
"Fix for front focus with Avenon...

"Fix for front focus with Avenon 21/2.8"
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5799

...still seem to remember another thread on this topic...

EDIT: Here is another useful thread...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-29-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By akalai
Hey Chris you might want to have a look at these...

Hey Chris you might want to have a look at these links, particularly;

"Another thing to worry about: Bad screw/bayo adapters!"
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5438

..also...
Forum: Off Topic 06-29-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Yes, my mistake... sorry Francesco! Definite...

Yes, my mistake... sorry Francesco! Definite brain explosion on my behalf!!!

Having made a fool of myself I still think that Italy has enough of a record in recent World Cups of defending in order...
Forum: Off Topic 06-28-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
OK... make up your own mind re:Australia vs....

OK... make up your own mind re:Australia vs. Italy, watch this footage:

http://www.soccerblog.com/2006/06/video_lucas_neill_foul_on_gros.htm
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 2,603
Posted By akalai
Economy of Scale...

Economy of Scale...
Forum: Off Topic 06-26-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Would Jesus have dived? :angel:

Would Jesus have dived? :angel:
Forum: Off Topic 06-26-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
It's just not cricket! :)

It's just not cricket! :)
Forum: Off Topic 06-26-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Guess I was hoping for too much, although at...

Guess I was hoping for too much, although at least he could count to two!
Forum: Off Topic 06-25-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Well with about 12 hours to go before Australia...

Well with about 12 hours to go before Australia plays Italy I am praying for a ref that:

1) Doesn't feel the motherly urge to over protect Australia's opponents from our supposedly evil "physical...
Forum: Off Topic 06-18-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Robhino got the yellow card for back chat after a...

Robhino got the yellow card for back chat after a free kick but it was rather late in the game and hardly balanced the books....

ANYWAYS...

Off to play Croatia next.... fingers crossed yet...
Forum: Off Topic 06-18-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
Hey I've seen Australia play better too... :)

Hey I've seen Australia play better too... :)
Forum: Off Topic 06-18-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
I think our (AUSTRALIA) team played well and...

I think our (AUSTRALIA) team played well and wasn't overwhelmed by the occasion or the opponents...pity the same couldn't be said for the ref though.
Forum: Off Topic 06-18-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
So sad.... :( We had so many chances but failed...

So sad.... :(

We had so many chances but failed to complete, Bresciano's volley...Kewell had an open goal... and Viduka was unlucky with his attempt to chip over Dida...aaaaaggghhhh!!!!
Forum: Off Topic 06-18-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
....hey, and we'd be happy with a draw!!! Fingers...

....hey, and we'd be happy with a draw!!! Fingers and everything else crossed for the next half!!!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-16-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,635
Posted By akalai
Bruce Gilden ROCKS!!! ...although I prefer the...

Bruce Gilden ROCKS!!!

...although I prefer the photos from his series "GO" taken in Japan.... here is a link to photo-eye where you can check out the "Book tease" and see a bit more of his...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-16-2006
Replies: 91
Views: 6,480
Posted By akalai
...took the plunge in December 2004! (Member...

...took the plunge in December 2004! (Member No.870)

Been searching for a Carl Zeiss f4.5 21mm lens for my Contax IIa ever since!!!

AKALAI
Forum: Off Topic 06-13-2006
Replies: 783
Views: 22,733
Posted By akalai
HA... you should have been there on the streets...

HA... you should have been there on the streets of Sydney for the next 10 minutes after the game... and a few hours there after for a compulsory celebratory drink.

.... just have to beat Brazil...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-05-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By akalai
Hi Peter... you are right. Only other significant...

Hi Peter... you are right. Only other significant difference is that the generation three lens focuses down to 0.7m.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-31-2006
Replies: 73
Views: 3,245
Posted By akalai
Bill, something about that photograph looks very...

Bill, something about that photograph looks very Ralph Eugene Meatyard! :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-03-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By akalai
1932: Zeiss Ikon Contax...

1932: Zeiss Ikon Contax I
http://www.cameraquest.com/zconrf1.htm

1947: ...a little bit too early, the Zeiss Ikon Contax IIa came out in 1950 as mentioned on the cameraquest...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 2,521
Posted By akalai
Contax IIa with 21mm f4.5 Biogon... still...

Contax IIa with 21mm f4.5 Biogon... still searching for one of these! :)

AND if I win the lottery...

ALPA 12SWA with the 38mm Biogon for film and Schneider Apo-Digitar 5.6/35 mm XL with Phase One...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By akalai
Ruben... Master V, I prefer the extra dial...

Ruben...

Master V, I prefer the extra dial information.... the Master V has all aperture markings (ie.f1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4,1.6,1.8,2 ...etc) where as the Euromaster has only the main aperture stops,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By akalai
Hey keep in mind: Quality Light Metric 7095...

Hey keep in mind:

Quality Light Metric
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hollywood, california 90028
323/467-2265
fax 323/ 467-2284

email is [email protected]
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-06-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 2,926
Posted By akalai
....wow, just heard about this here... I knew of...

....wow, just heard about this here...

I knew of this guy as I lived in the same area until not too long ago and through going to school nearby, spoke to him a few times and he was always cool for a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,012
Posted By akalai
WTL... how much do you think a Canon EOS1DS plus...

WTL... how much do you think a Canon EOS1DS plus L series lens costs... and have you seen how many most working pros carry.... generally two... a combined numerical total much more than the Leica...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,012
Posted By akalai
WTL.... *** kinda comment was that??? ....OK it's...

WTL.... *** kinda comment was that??? ....OK it's gone now...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-20-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By akalai
...seriously! :D Haha, OK, what can I flog for...

...seriously! :D

Haha, OK, what can I flog for some quick plane ticket cash!!!

AKALAI
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-20-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By akalai
Hey D2, ...so jealous! ...

Hey D2,

...so jealous!

Apart from checking out if there are any great exhibitions on please make sure you go have a pastrami on rye with a Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray ....JUST FOR...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-20-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 879
Posted By akalai
Hey Doug! ...happy birthday,...

Hey Doug!

...happy birthday, hope you have a good one! :D

Cheers from OZ, AKALAI.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2006
Replies: 81
Views: 6,681
Posted By akalai
Hey perhaps Jorge or someone who has dealt with...

Hey perhaps Jorge or someone who has dealt with Luigi could consider asking him, as a RFF sponsor, to donate a case for Joe's Zeiss Ikon RF???

AKALAI
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-16-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,155
Posted By akalai
Cheers for letting me know it worked Ray!!!...

Cheers for letting me know it worked Ray!!! :D

AKALAI
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-16-2006
Replies: 363
Views: 11,551
Posted By akalai
Hi Ray! ...just sent my small donation...

Hi Ray!

...just sent my small donation to your paypal account.

Have fun Joe, you really deserve this!!! :D <Ooops not supposed to be reading this, haha>

AKALAI
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 6,122
Posted By akalai
Shaaktiman, I think you might mean the...

Shaaktiman, I think you might mean the IKODOT:

http://www.ikodot.com
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-17-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,479
Posted By akalai
Yes Raid, that is because you have a "Horizon...

Yes Raid, that is because you have a "Horizon 202" while Stéphane and I have the earlier "Horizont!"
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-17-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,479
Posted By akalai
...the fourth "speed" position is for 1/250sec,...

...the fourth "speed" position is for 1/250sec, some cameras have this "250" marked on the shutter speed dial, others just have a "dot" which represents 1/250sec. So the four speeds are 1/30, 1/60,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-16-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,479
Posted By akalai
Hi Raid... While I don't have the...

Hi Raid...

While I don't have the 202 what you are describing sounds normal to me. My "Horizont" is the same and as far as I know the actual rotating barrel in both cameras is very...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-16-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,479
Posted By akalai
Stéphane the only site I have found that shows...

Stéphane the only site I have found that shows any repairs of a Horizont is this one:

http://www.ncf.ca/~ac210/photography/horizont.html

...and this is for the earlier all metal Horizont, the one...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By akalai
...you might want to read these three threads as...

...you might want to read these three threads as well as they will help explain what is happening and give you a better idea a to what approach you should take in order to fix this:

"Adapter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2005
Replies: 57
Views: 3,480
Posted By akalai
....huh??? Hey mixing whatever he's taking with...

....huh???

Hey mixing whatever he's taking with alcohol won't help!!! :D

Anyhow... glad your having fun with your new camera Shaaktiman!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2005
Replies: 59
Views: 2,475
Posted By akalai
Cool story Rick....and this gentleman sounds like...

Cool story Rick....and this gentleman sounds like a real character, be a great opportunity to look over some of his old photographs as well. Congrats! :D
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-01-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By akalai
Yes, you are right it is.... best to just give...

Yes, you are right it is.... best to just give Chris a call Monday morning though... not sure how quick he is to reply to emails though, just saying it's quicker to give him a call.

Good Luck!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-01-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By akalai
Hi there you might want to read this...

Hi there you might want to read this link:

http://www.photoimaging.com.au/pages/currentpage.taf?record_ID=37650

"Blanco Negro" has to be the best dedicated B&W photo lab in Sydney...and Chris, the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-22-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By akalai
Hi Bob, you might want to read my message in this...

Hi Bob, you might want to read my message in this previous post where I discuss the better labs and places to buy film in Sydney:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13557

You...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-21-2005
Replies: 45
Views: 3,592
Posted By akalai
..and AUSTRALIA isn't spelt "Austrailia"... :D...

..and AUSTRALIA isn't spelt "Austrailia"... :D Cheers Guys!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-21-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By akalai
Fuji PRO160C would be my first pick but for...

Fuji PRO160C would be my first pick but for IS0400... KODAK 400UC for extra tasty colour! :D
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-21-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 1,373
Posted By akalai
It's going to come down to what "look" you are...

It's going to come down to what "look" you are after, realisitic or vibrant colours.

How about trying some of the new Fuji PRO160 C <C is for Contrast>?

I can imagine this film really pumping some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,562
Posted By akalai
"An MP is an MP, there is no lower featured...

"An MP is an MP, there is no lower featured MP."

...doesn't the MP Classic have no built in meter?
Forum: Off Topic 11-15-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By akalai
Here in OZ there is a Radio Shack chain store...

Here in OZ there is a Radio Shack chain store equivalent called "Dick Smith", named after the founder...their trucks <well at least used to...haven't seen one for awhile> have on the sides, "Dick...
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