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Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,370
Posted By sailor
This photo is my favourite of 2018, the reason...

This photo is my favourite of 2018, the reason being that for once I was in the right place at the right time to catch the dramatic light. Usually by the time I make my way to a great location, the...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 10-02-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 14,594
Posted By sailor
https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8487/29444992884_3a0...

https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8487/29444992884_3a083f5145_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LRXhx7)AA Phone Box (https://flic.kr/p/LRXhx7) by Elmer Duck (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-30-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 14,594
Posted By sailor
Another from my DP3...

Another from my DP3 Quattro.

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7296/27178908295_8762391aa1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HpH1xa)Headlamp Abstract (https://flic.kr/p/HpH1xa) by Elmer Duck...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 9,266
Posted By sailor
A different type of Skye...

A different type of Skye Ferry.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8463/8090419074_430e030d59_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/djVvJ3)Glenelg to Skye Ferry (https://flic.kr/p/djVvJ3) by Elmer Duck...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 9,266
Posted By sailor
MV Hebrides approaching Uig on Skye. Leica M-E...

MV Hebrides approaching Uig on Skye.

Leica M-E with Leica Tele-Elmar 135mm f4.

https://c8.staticflickr.com/1/481/18186762303_458e6071b8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tH6UPi)MV Hebrides Approaching Uig...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-16-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 14,594
Posted By sailor
Here is another photo from Skye using the Sigma...

Here is another photo from Skye using the Sigma DP3 Quattro. The Landscape preset was used. This is not one of the regular views on Skye but the light was briefly interesting and worth a go. I think...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-16-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 14,594
Posted By sailor
I've just recently bought a Sigma DP3 Quattro,...

I've just recently bought a Sigma DP3 Quattro, having been thinking about it for some time. I have owned Foveon SLRs in the past but have never been able to get images the way I want easily, so they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 6,825
Posted By sailor
The worst lens I ever bought was a Tokina 28-80mm...

The worst lens I ever bought was a Tokina 28-80mm f2.8 which the seller described as being in mint condition. It certainly was mint probably because it was so awful it never got an outing. Another...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-16-2015
Replies: 1,825
Views: 290,678
Posted By sailor
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/481/18186762303_458...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/481/18186762303_458e6071b8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tH6UPi)MV Hebrides Approaching Uig (https://flic.kr/p/tH6UPi) by Elmer Duck...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,457
Posted By sailor
I have an R6 and I can confirm the delay between...

I have an R6 and I can confirm the delay between pressing the shutter and the picture being taken. When the shutter button is depressed the lens stops down but there is a very noticeable delay before...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-07-2015
Replies: 1,085
Views: 291,064
Posted By sailor
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7260/7655414306_5c05...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7260/7655414306_5c054ab96e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/cEtZXQ)Dutch Biker at Talla Reservoir (https://flic.kr/p/cEtZXQ) by Elmer Duck...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-29-2015
Replies: 795
Views: 90,378
Posted By sailor
Here's a couple taken three years ago in Peebles...

Here's a couple taken three years ago in Peebles in the Scottish Borders. Both were taken on a Nikon F2. The first using the 50mm f2 Nikkor and the second using the 200mm f4 Nikkor. Ektar film was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 25,749
Posted By sailor
My shed padlock, taken on Agfa Precisa 100 slide...

My shed padlock, taken on Agfa Precisa 100 slide film using my Canon T90 and 50mm f1.4 lens.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2880/9223251118_1c026729f5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/f42ze1)Padlock...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-20-2015
Replies: 490
Views: 92,390
Posted By sailor
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3718/10977246004_cdc...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3718/10977246004_cdc47c9f67_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/hJ2fN9)Scooby (https://flic.kr/p/hJ2fN9) by Elmer Duck (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-18-2015
Replies: 422
Views: 60,021
Posted By sailor
This is the Club Med 2 at anchor off Portree on...

This is the Club Med 2 at anchor off Portree on the Isle of Skye.

Leica M-E, Minolta 90mm f4 M rokkor

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5575/15107381036_9202df0b08_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p1Zh3Q)
Club...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-17-2015
Replies: 196
Views: 27,480
Posted By sailor
This is a Highland Cow calf which is having a bad...

This is a Highland Cow calf which is having a bad hair day. I took this when I was trying out my new Samsung 85mm f1.4 lens on my cheap but impressive Samsung NX3000. I've desaturated the image a bit...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 12,138
Posted By sailor
Here are a couple from today. The boat is the MV...

Here are a couple from today. The boat is the MV Hebrides as it approaches Uig in the north of Skye.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/313/18184930544_019309563c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tGWwif)MV...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-04-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 35,377
Posted By sailor
Here's one from Staffin Beach on the Isle of...

Here's one from Staffin Beach on the Isle of Skye.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5482/12255274865_426db98321_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jEXufv)Stone on Staffin Beach (https://flic.kr/p/jEXufv) by...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 01-18-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 26,304
Posted By sailor
Three examples from my tour round the north of...

Three examples from my tour round the north of Skye today. Nikon V1 with 30-110mm lens.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7559/16124960699_2dd3125a19_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qyUD2M)MV Finlaggan...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 10-13-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
Posted By sailor
Years ago I had a Fiat Tipo which was amazingly...

Years ago I had a Fiat Tipo which was amazingly practical when we used to take a table at antique fairs. Bags of room and good to drive. Unfortunately it was never out the garage for some repair or...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-31-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,567
Posted By sailor
They say that you always regret the things you...

They say that you always regret the things you don't do rather than the things you do. I'm now 62 years old and can say that this is definitely the case for me. I had a very secure job in teaching...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-31-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,770
Posted By sailor
I'm afraid the Samsung NX20 has had to go back to...

I'm afraid the Samsung NX20 has had to go back to the dealer. I found that the dioptre adjuster was too easy to move by mistake, resulting in the viewfinder being out of focus and requiring...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By sailor
Thanks! That's handy to know.

Thanks! That's handy to know.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By sailor
That might be the answer. I got the impression...

That might be the answer. I got the impression that if I pushed him he would do the CLA. So it could be that he was particularly busy at that time. At the end of the day I got the camera back working...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By sailor
He just said that he didn't like working on the...

He just said that he didn't like working on the M5 but didn't go into any particular detail. The impression I got was because they were different from the run of the mill M cameras and difficult to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By sailor
Last year I sent my M5 to Malcolm Taylor for...

Last year I sent my M5 to Malcolm Taylor for repair. I really wanted a full CLA but he was not keen to carry that out. It was obvious that he found working on the M5 a bit of a pain. He repaired the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-18-2014
Replies: 281
Views: 45,195
Posted By sailor
Biomed, I've been all the way through the six...

Biomed, I've been all the way through the six pages of this thread and I'm blown away by your pictures. Most of us on here are pretty ordinary photographers but to me your work stands out. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 5,284
Posted By sailor
Here are a couple from my 135mm f4 Tele Elmar. I...

Here are a couple from my 135mm f4 Tele Elmar. I find the sharpness to be noticeably better than my Minolta 90mm f4 M Rokkor. Occasionally I don't nail the focus but I usually take a few extra to...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,770
Posted By sailor
Sorry it has taken me so long to respond but...

Sorry it has taken me so long to respond but Robin was helping me find a way of processing RAW files and I was tied up with that. Your project sounds really interesting. I have played around with...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,770
Posted By sailor
Thanks for the suggestions. I've been at this for...

Thanks for the suggestions. I've been at this for approx 4 hours today and have finally found a way to open raw files in Camera Raw. To cut a VERY long story short the only way I've found that works...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-16-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,770
Posted By sailor
I usually use Camera Raw in Photoshop Elements 9...

I usually use Camera Raw in Photoshop Elements 9 but I also tried opening the files in Capture One Express (6). No success with either as the computer did not recognize that there were files to...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-15-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,770
Posted By sailor
Thanks for responding. I'll give updating the...

Thanks for responding. I'll give updating the firmware a go. I thought it might be easier to work with the RAW files to get good images but from what you say it looks like there are issues with them...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-15-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,770
Posted By sailor
First thoughts onSamsung NX20

I have just bought the Samsung NX20 with the 18-55mm kit lens. To be honest it's a touch of GAS rather than anything I particularly need but hey ho what has common sense got to do with...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-31-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,607
Posted By sailor
Out for a walk I came across a mountain rescue...

Out for a walk I came across a mountain rescue team on an exercise. The weather was perfect because there was a temperature inversion and we were looking down on the clouds in the valley. I had my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-31-2014
Replies: 298
Views: 35,109
Posted By sailor
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3701/13388264503_a2...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3701/13388264503_a2c042b035_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mp5mAB)Andy Goldsworthy Cairn, Penpont (https://flic.kr/p/mp5mAB) by Elmer Duck (https://www.flickr.com/people//),...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-22-2014
Replies: 240
Views: 157,170
Posted By sailor
Very funny but sadly there's a lot of truth in...

Very funny but sadly there's a lot of truth in what you say.

I wish someone would subsidise the cost of my postage. Living on Skye means having to pay ridiculous delivery charges or not being able...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-22-2014
Replies: 240
Views: 157,170
Posted By sailor
I am Scottish and have always lived in Scotland....

I am Scottish and have always lived in Scotland. I was born and brought up in Kilmarnock in Ayrshire which used to be a prosperous industrial town but which has sadly now lost a lot of its industry....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 11,873
Posted By sailor
I'm getting more than a little tired of people...

I'm getting more than a little tired of people who come on here to say what a pointless or stupid or repetitive question has been asked or subject raised. If that's the way you feel, don't waste your...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-09-2014
Replies: 356
Views: 36,256
Posted By sailor
Thank you! Both of these were taken on an Olympus...

Thank you! Both of these were taken on an Olympus E3. with the 50mm Macro lens. This lens is amazingly sharp and gives the photos a real edge. The image below is what the top flower looks like when...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-09-2014
Replies: 356
Views: 36,256
Posted By sailor
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5548/12303545226_8c...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5548/12303545226_8c78e6b57e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jKdTm7)Devil's Bit Scabious (https://flic.kr/p/jKdTm7) by Elmer Duck (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 20,431
Posted By sailor
The day trip boat from St Kilda returning to Uig...

The day trip boat from St Kilda returning to Uig on the Isle of Skye.

Leica M-E with Leica 135mm f4 Tele Elmar.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3894/14161481027_8379d5a80c_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2014
Replies: 1,424
Views: 194,549
Posted By sailor
Isle of Skye. Leica M-E with Voigtlander...

Isle of Skye. Leica M-E with Voigtlander 15mm.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2929/14258417124_4720b95744_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nHY7E1)
Skye Cottage (https://flic.kr/p/nHY7E1) by Elmer Duck...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-16-2014
Replies: 372
Views: 46,114
Posted By sailor
Shot on a Canon T90 with Vivitar 55mm f2.8...

Shot on a Canon T90 with Vivitar 55mm f2.8 Macro.

Dawyck Gardens in the Scottish Borders.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3812/10067473203_75b1b9b299_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gkCr3c)Garden Bench -...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 12,138
Posted By sailor
Here is the first image taken with my new (to me)...

Here is the first image taken with my new (to me) 135mm f4 Tele Elmarit. The lens has been pretty well used, which I always consider to be a good thing. Someone obviously thought enough of the lens...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-21-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 16,057
Posted By sailor
These two are from my Minox ML, the only one of...

These two are from my Minox ML, the only one of my three Minoxes which does not have a faulty shutter.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5541/11014912445_c5148f7f69_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2014
Replies: 128
Views: 31,721
Posted By sailor
A couple from today's shoot with my...

A couple from today's shoot with my SD14.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7404/13087906683_6870e13d69_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13087906683/)
Kingholm Quay - Dumfries...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,167
Posted By sailor
This case is ridiculous. I spend most of the year...

This case is ridiculous. I spend most of the year on the Isle of Skye. There are many well known locations which are photographed by the world and his wife. Many photography courses visit these...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2014
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,400
Posted By sailor
Leica 135mm f4 Tele-Elmar (well used). Here is...

Leica 135mm f4 Tele-Elmar (well used).

Here is the first photo using the lens. The weather was hopeless and this is quite a severe crop but I'm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-24-2014
Replies: 128
Views: 31,721
Posted By sailor
Sigma SD14 with Sigma...

Sigma SD14 with Sigma 18-200mm

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8062/8235614478_6b59519a04_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8235614478/)
Valve Tower Talla Reservoir...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,536
Posted By sailor
https://v4s.yimg.com/sk/3769/12087985155_6235b5d52...

https://v4s.yimg.com/sk/3769/12087985155_6235b5d525_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12087985155/)
Sligachan - Skye (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12087985155/) by Elmer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2014
Replies: 2,578
Views: 493,318
Posted By sailor
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5549/12476838695_507...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5549/12476838695_50757c146d_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12476838695/)
Staffin Beach Rainbow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12476838695/)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-15-2014
Replies: 1,501
Views: 194,216
Posted By sailor
Leica M-E and Minolta M Rokkor 90mm...

Leica M-E and Minolta M Rokkor 90mm f4

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2842/12528289243_0533b5198c_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12528289243/)
Sleeping Sandy...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 17,757
Posted By sailor
Thanks for the comment. It was taken on Agfa...

Thanks for the comment. It was taken on Agfa Precisa slide film which by all accounts is a version of Fuji Provia. The late evening light has increased the warmth of the photo.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 17,757
Posted By sailor
Must be one of the most beautiful locations for a...

Must be one of the most beautiful locations for a phone box. Duntulm - Isle of Skye.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7430/8972690454_7f411dba42_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,184
Posted By sailor
This is Tommy, a regular at Shawfield Greyhound...

This is Tommy, a regular at Shawfield Greyhound Stadium in Glasgow and one of the most interesting men I have ever met.

He was one of life's real eccentrics. He had an vast knowledge of greyhound...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-23-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 16,118
Posted By sailor
Voigtlander...

Voigtlander 15mm

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3769/12087985155_6235b5d525_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12087985155/)
Sligachan - Skye...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-12-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 86,483
Posted By sailor
I send my B&W films to Ilford for processing and...

I send my B&W films to Ilford for processing and scanning. I used to have a Nikon IV but I didn't have a lot of success with it for either colour or B&W. Commercial scans were noticeably better. The...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-11-2014
Replies: 5,265
Views: 790,932
Posted By sailor
I'm not usually a fan of street photography but I...

I'm not usually a fan of street photography but I love your stuff. I've checked out you flickr site and it's definitely a cut above.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-28-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 686
Posted By sailor
Standard View - Different Light (Skye)

This is the standard tourist view of Gesto Farm on the Isle of Skye. I spend quite a bit of time on the island so have photographed this many times. However, the problem with living on a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2013
Replies: 623
Views: 140,276
Posted By sailor
I'm pretty certain this was taken on a Bronica...

I'm pretty certain this was taken on a Bronica ETRS but it was many years ago.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7457/11014913105_0c47b366a9_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11014913105)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2013
Replies: 5,517
Views: 487,177
Posted By sailor
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7389/10653265596_969...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7389/10653265596_969dfe4cc4_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10653265596/)
Still Life (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10653265596/) by Elmer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 7,339
Posted By sailor
My greyhound Sandy. Contax AX 50mm F1.7mm...

My greyhound Sandy. Contax AX 50mm F1.7mm Planar.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3666/10743975814_18cb8aed5d_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10743975814/)
My Greyhound Sandy...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-16-2013
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,969
Posted By sailor
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3797/10872675396_919...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3797/10872675396_919e9197e3_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10872675396/)
Oscar the Eagle Owl (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10872675396/)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2013
Replies: 117
Views: 8,595
Posted By sailor
Some photos you can understand being popular (for...

Some photos you can understand being popular (for example bojanfurst's beautiful picture above) This is my most popular image by some margin. I don't understand it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-09-2013
Replies: 1,501
Views: 194,216
Posted By sailor
Here's one of my greyhound Sandy. Shot with a...

Here's one of my greyhound Sandy. Shot with a Contax AX and Planar f1.7 (wide open). They say the secret to dog photography is to make sure the eyes are sharp. The eyes are the only part of this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2013
Replies: 1,825
Views: 290,678
Posted By sailor
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5489/9717127397_ce63...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5489/9717127397_ce63616b9e_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9717127397/)
Talla Reservoir (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9717127397/) by Elmer...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 10-20-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,622
Posted By sailor
It'll definitely be worth having the Retina...

It'll definitely be worth having the Retina serviced. As you've already discovered the lens is fantastic - as good as anything else I've got. I bought my 11c from a Belgian guy whose hobby is to...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-17-2013
Replies: 2,534
Views: 366,889
Posted By sailor
I've been watching your work for a while now and...

I've been watching your work for a while now and what strikes me is the number of interesting old buildings that are allowed to go to ruin. In the UK, buildings like the one above would more than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-05-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By sailor
I'm liking Kodak Ultramax 400 more and more.

The first time I used Ultramax 400 it was because there was nothing else available locally. However the more I use it, the more I like it. I get it developed and scanned at a lab for 5 which is...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,041
Posted By sailor
I don't think you'll be disappointed. I have the...

I don't think you'll be disappointed. I have the V1 with the two kit zooms and I absolutely love it. The two primes that you've ordered get good reviews and will make for a very, very lightweight...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2013
Replies: 1,501
Views: 194,216
Posted By sailor
This is great. You often see dogs like this, tied...

This is great. You often see dogs like this, tied up and fixated on the place where their owner has gone. I see it was taken using one of my favourite cameras, the Nikon V1; a camera described as a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-29-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By sailor
It's actually worse than I thought. If you buy 10...

It's actually worse than I thought. If you buy 10 films they work out about 4.80 each delivered. Postage sending a film for processing 3. Processing scanning and return postage 13 - a total of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-29-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By sailor
I'm shooting more slide film again mainly due to...

I'm shooting more slide film again mainly due to the fact that I can get Agfaphoto CT Precisa cheaper than other slide films. Even allowing for this, the total cost of everything (film, postage,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,501
Posted By sailor
Ricoh GV-1 Viewfinder on a Leica?

I have a Leica M5 which I use with 15mm, 35mm and 90mm lenses. My next purchase will be a 28mm. I see that Ricoh have the GV-1 external viewfinder which is meant for Ricoh digital compacts. It comes...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-04-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,542
Posted By sailor
The Black Sand Beach and the blue and white...

The Black Sand Beach and the blue and white jellyfish would be my choices. Both simple graphic images which would look good on the wall.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-03-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 20,431
Posted By sailor
This yacht is anchored in the bay to the south of...

This yacht is anchored in the bay to the south of Duntulm Castle, Trotternish, Isle of Skye. In the far background are the hills of Harris. Taken with a Nikon V1 and...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-19-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 7,006
Posted By sailor
I have voted. Thanks to all the entrants for an...

I have voted. Thanks to all the entrants for an interesting range of photos. Thanks also to the organiser for making viewing and voting so straightforward.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 8,013
Posted By sailor
My vote is for the Nikon F80 (N80 in the USA). It...

My vote is for the Nikon F80 (N80 in the USA). It is lightweight, has a great meter and has the quietest, most gentle shutter action of any SLR camera - bar none. I picked mine up for very little and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-23-2013
Replies: 192
Views: 27,243
Posted By sailor
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7031/6482356363_bcc3...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7031/6482356363_bcc31d6fdb_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6482356363/)
Talla Linnfoots - Scottish Borders...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-15-2013
Replies: 522
Views: 82,864
Posted By sailor
I love everything about this. What a great...

I love everything about this. What a great portrait!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 20,930
Posted By sailor
I've been trying out Agfaphoto Precisa CT 100 and...

I've been trying out Agfaphoto Precisa CT 100 and have been delighted with the results. Definitely worth the money. These examples were shot with my Minolta Dynax 9 and either the 24-85mm or 80-200...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-31-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 3,777
Posted By sailor
Although I take mostly competent but boring,...

Although I take mostly competent but boring, pretty landscapes I've always hankered after a go at documentary photography but have never had the confidence to do it. If I ever did pluck up the...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 05-29-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 26,304
Posted By sailor
I carry my Nikon V1 outfit with me everywhere...

I carry my Nikon V1 outfit with me everywhere because it is so compact and lightweight. Really handy when you come across something out of the ordinary. This was a grab shot through the van...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-27-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,743
Posted By sailor
More than 30 years ago when I was a primary...

More than 30 years ago when I was a primary school teacher I started a photography group with the main purpose of producing a slide tape show for a national competition on crime prevention.

When...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2013
Replies: 165
Views: 17,597
Posted By sailor
I'm told that this is a Highland Pony. Taken on...

I'm told that this is a Highland Pony. Taken on the Isle of Skye with a Nikon V1.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7284/8737242021_97f2cdb90a_c.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,247
Posted By sailor
I've just had a look at the edge markings on my...

I've just had a look at the edge markings on my Ultramax negatives and it says Kodak GC 400. What does it say on Kodak Gold 400? If they're the same then there would seem to be no doubt that it's the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,247
Posted By sailor
Thank you for your kind comments. Bearing in mind...

Thank you for your kind comments. Bearing in mind that Ultramax is a 400 iso film, I think the quality is impressive. It certainly seems to scan well. It only cost me 5.50 to have the film developed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,247
Posted By sailor
Kodak Ultramax 400 Trial

I recently bought a Nikon F on eBay and needed a film quickly to check that everything was working OK. The only film available locally was Kodak Ultramax 400 so I gave it a go, not expecting too...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2013
Replies: 114
Views: 14,398
Posted By sailor
I love Ektar for landscape work. Both pictures...

I love Ektar for landscape work. Both pictures Leica M5 with Zeiss 35mm f2.8 Biogon.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8559/8710538305_87861ef99a_c.jpg...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-19-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 20,322
Posted By sailor
rbelyell, thanks for the reply. I don't totally...

rbelyell, thanks for the reply. I don't totally disagree with a lot of what you say. Each of us has our own reasons for taking photographs with our own preference for how we display the final output....
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-19-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 20,322
Posted By sailor
I often wonder about the obsession with image...

I often wonder about the obsession with image quality. What sizes do people actually enlarge to as opposed to pixel peeping on a computer? As part of a ridiculously large collection of (mostly film)...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-10-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By sailor
I had a 28-80mm f4-5.6 and a telephoto zoom (I...

I had a 28-80mm f4-5.6 and a telephoto zoom (I can't remember which particular one) years ago, both of which were not very good. I still have the 24-85mm which is OK but I don't think it's as sharp...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-10-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By sailor
Thanks for that reply. I didn't realise that the...

Thanks for that reply. I didn't realise that the 800si had the same focusing module. I actually own an 800si and the AF performance is miles better than the 9xi. I've used it with both the lenses...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-10-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By sailor
Minolta 9xi focusing issues.

I've recently acquired a Minolta 9xi with 35-70mm f3.5-4.5. It's in reasonable condition and I didn't pay much for it but the AF seems really poor. I've been online and there are comments about poor...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-06-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,046
Posted By sailor
To be honest, abstract images are usually the...

To be honest, abstract images are usually the last thing that I want to look at but your photos are absolutely fantastic. There are plenty of ordinary examples of the kind of thing you do out there...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-03-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 26,304
Posted By sailor
Some more from my Nikon V1 - my favourite camera...

Some more from my Nikon V1 - my favourite camera of the moment.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8404/8616606083_4160e69b72_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8616606083/)
View from...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-24-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By sailor
@dabchick42 Many thanks for your reply. I can...

@dabchick42

Many thanks for your reply. I can see your point. I wasn't trying to suggest that I prefer the ZI to my Leica M5. I like using both of them so my advice to the OP would be to keep the M4...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-24-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By sailor
Perhaps the OP wants the aperture priority auto...

Perhaps the OP wants the aperture priority auto exposure. Is there any evidence to support the claim that the ZI is increasingly more difficult to repair? I only ask because I've got one and would...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,159
Posted By sailor
If you go to the Dyxum website mentioned above...

If you go to the Dyxum website mentioned above there photographs which show the difference. They look quite different. In my experience the first version sells for more than the newer version as it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,159
Posted By sailor
Welcome to the world of Dynax 9 owners. I picked...

Welcome to the world of Dynax 9 owners. I picked up mine in absolutely mint condition for 265. I remember drooling over one when they first came out and were priced at 1200. Needless to say I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-21-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 6,005
Posted By sailor
Checked out your blog. What fantastic work. The...

Checked out your blog. What fantastic work. The variety of subjects you undertake makes for interesting viewing but the quality takes it to a new level. This is as good a blog as I've seen anywhere....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By sailor
Here are a couple of conversions from Provia 100....

Here are a couple of conversions from Provia 100. I think they're pretty good but your standards might be higher than mine.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8186/8370618267_6364f356a7_c.jpg...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-15-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 5,643
Posted By sailor
Charlie Lemay, I've figured out where you're...

Charlie Lemay, I've figured out where you're going wrong. 34" is nowhere near big enough. Try having your images printed 20 feet wide. That's the answer. You'll also be giving potential purchasers...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-12-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 26,304
Posted By sailor
Another couple from the marvelous Nikon V1. The...

Another couple from the marvelous Nikon V1. The light weight of this camera outfit means that I am actually taking it with me all the time and so am having more photo opportunities as a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2013
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,858
Posted By sailor
A view from Kyle of Lochalsh to Skye. Shot with...

A view from Kyle of Lochalsh to Skye. Shot with Olympus E3 and 14-54mm Zuiko (MK 1)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8103/8522331916_a1b64fdd1c_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 7,339
Posted By sailor
My two greyhounds Mandy (black and white) and...

My two greyhounds Mandy (black and white) and Sandy (fawn). Mandy is 12 years old and Sandy is 8.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8034/8073890917_6994ceda44_c.jpg...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-06-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 26,982
Posted By sailor
I didn't choose either camera. They are priced in...

I didn't choose either camera. They are priced in the UK at just above or just below 1000 for the camera and a zoom lens. For 380 I bought a Nikon V1 with 10-30mm and 30-110mm lenses. I have...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-06-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,137
Posted By sailor
The EM-5 (or OM-D) does have a built in...

The EM-5 (or OM-D) does have a built in viewfinder.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-04-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 20,431
Posted By sailor
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8375/8511905807_d277...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8375/8511905807_d27729f282_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8511905807/)
Broadford Harbour - Isle of Skye....
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-04-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 26,304
Posted By sailor
Here are another two from my Nikon V1 (also from...

Here are another two from my Nikon V1 (also from the Isle of Skye). The more I use this camera the more I like it.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8515/8513038296_3c849182c4_c.jpg...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-04-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,222
Posted By sailor
I'm really sorry to say I have to agree with...

I'm really sorry to say I have to agree with this. It sums up exactly how I feel about my photography.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-03-2013
Replies: 5,265
Views: 790,932
Posted By sailor
A powerful and impressive portrait. Many thanks...

A powerful and impressive portrait. Many thanks for posting.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-03-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,222
Posted By sailor
Waiting for my films to come back from the...

Waiting for my films to come back from the processing lab a suitable song would be "Some Day My Prints Will Come".
Sorry!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,347
Posted By sailor
I've just remembered Chris Crawford has a useful...

I've just remembered Chris Crawford has a useful article on his website about how to get the best out of B&W scans.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,347
Posted By sailor
I use Ilford UK to develop and scan my B&W film...

I use Ilford UK to develop and scan my B&W film and I generally find the scans don't look too different from your scan (lacking contrast). I do find however that they can take quite a bit of fiddling...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-28-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,357
Posted By sailor
Great shots. Did you have the electronic...

Great shots. Did you have the electronic viewfinder fitted?
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-27-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 26,304
Posted By sailor
I've recently bought the Nikon V1 and twin lens...

I've recently bought the Nikon V1 and twin lens kit with some Christmas money which was burning a hole in my pocket. So far I've been very impressed. The system is very lightweight compared to my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 20,431
Posted By sailor
Fairly recently I broke down on the road from the...

Fairly recently I broke down on the road from the ferry to Broadford. Amazingly I was able to get a mobile signal to phone the RAC. The problem was that the road is unclassified - it's not even a B...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-05-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 20,431
Posted By sailor
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8016/7381313332_007c...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8016/7381313332_007cb402c7_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7381313332/)
Wrecked fishing boat - Isle of Skye...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,044
Posted By sailor
Absolutely correct. I know I have only sent a...

Absolutely correct. I know I have only sent a donation about 50% of the times I've downloaded manuals. It would have been a real miss if the site had been down for good.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-15-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,298
Posted By sailor
Thanks for the kind comments guys. The Isle of...

Thanks for the kind comments guys. The Isle of Skye is a fantastic location and I'm lucky enough to spend a lot of time there. If you ever get the chance, give it a visit. These were all taken from...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-15-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,298
Posted By sailor
I bought the camera on eBay. I actually put in a...

I bought the camera on eBay. I actually put in a bid of 400 and thought if I won it for that I would have a bargain. To get it for 292 was a real surprise. Also part of the deal was the square lens...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-15-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,298
Posted By sailor
No, the camera just has the standard 35mm frame....

No, the camera just has the standard 35mm frame. The two colour photos were cropped to cut off shadow areas that didn't help the composition. The black and white one (which is a conversion from the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-12-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 7,463
Posted By sailor
1. Indecisive Moment 2. Grandpa 3. Walking...

1. Indecisive Moment

2. Grandpa

3. Walking in the Ring
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-11-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,298
Posted By sailor
Staffin Bay is a great location. There are some...

Staffin Bay is a great location. There are some fantastic photos to be taken there. I've seen plenty of them - it's just that I haven't taken any of them!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-11-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,298
Posted By sailor
I know what you mean about the shutter but with...

I know what you mean about the shutter but with the kind of pictures I usually take the shutter sound doesn't matter. If you were taking pictures indoors and were hoping not to be noticed, the Rollei...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-11-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,298
Posted By sailor
Thanks for the kind comments guys. The film used...

Thanks for the kind comments guys. The film used was Fuji Provia 100 which I thought handled the winter light very well.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-11-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,298
Posted By sailor
First photos with Rollei 35 RF

I recently bought a Rollei 35 RF with 40mm Sonnar and Trigger Winder. I paid 292 for the outfit which is near mint in condition. I thought this was a decent price and now that I see the first...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2013
Replies: 163
Views: 94,202
Posted By sailor
I remember Cameracraft. They used to advertise in...

I remember Cameracraft. They used to advertise in Amateur Photographer. In the eighties they were selling off the remaining stock of Topcon cameras and I picked up a Topcon Super DM and lens for 99....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2013
Replies: 163
Views: 94,202
Posted By sailor
I was reading through this thread and decided to...

I was reading through this thread and decided to check up on my favourite camera shop when I lived in my home town of Kilmarnock (Scotland). I was really sad to see that it had been forced to shut...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-03-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,443
Posted By sailor
Competition organisers do not ask people to enter...

Competition organisers do not ask people to enter specific images. Photographers choose which pictures to enter for competitions, not the organisers. BEWARE!!!!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-03-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 15,731
Posted By sailor
It is perfectly possible to get excellent service...

It is perfectly possible to get excellent service and a quick turnaround. Let me tell you about my experience with Sover Wong who is the go to repairer for Nikon F2s. I contacted him and we had a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-03-2013
Replies: 121
Views: 13,628
Posted By sailor
Couldn't agree more. The F2 is nowhere near as...

Couldn't agree more. The F2 is nowhere near as smooth as the F80. (I've just tried both of them).
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-03-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,443
Posted By sailor
Once again I would be very wary of this. I'm not...

Once again I would be very wary of this. I'm not clear what part a "Reviewer" has in a photo contest. Every contest I've known advertises itself and then lets the entries flood in. Nobody contacts...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-03-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,443
Posted By sailor
Maybe I'm too suspicious but this sounds like a...

Maybe I'm too suspicious but this sounds like a con to me. I would not be sending raw files to anyone - full stop!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-03-2013
Replies: 121
Views: 13,628
Posted By sailor
I Have two of the cameras already mentioned...

I Have two of the cameras already mentioned (Nikon F80 and Leicaflex SL) to hand and I've just tried them out on a side by side test. The Nikon F80 is much smoother and quieter than the Leicaflex....
Forum: RFF Polls 12-31-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 3,148
Posted By sailor
Ilford Delta 400 in my Zeiss Ikon with c35mm f2.8...

Ilford Delta 400 in my Zeiss Ikon with c35mm f2.8 Biogon.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 6,413
Posted By sailor
I see you are in Canada. There was a programme on...

I see you are in Canada. There was a programme on UK television recently called Superscrimpers which offered tips about how to save money in various areas. Their tip for education was to go to Canada...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,017
Posted By sailor
I have been out today putting the first film...

I have been out today putting the first film through a recent purchase - a Rollei 35RF with 40mm Sonnar f2.8 and trigger winder.

First thoughts are that the focusing tab on the Sonnar can get in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,039
Posted By sailor
As I was reading this thread I thought it sounded...

As I was reading this thread I thought it sounded like Red Dot. I bought an M5 from them and after no time at all the shutter jammed. I sent it back to be repaired and, after several return deadlines...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-21-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 6,219
Posted By sailor
The standard advice for any keen photographer is...

The standard advice for any keen photographer is to always carry a camera. I'm amazed so many of you actually follow this good advice. In my experience following good advice is not what people do. I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By sailor
Thanks for the info Thegman. This is good news....

Thanks for the info Thegman. This is good news. I'm not really very experienced with rangefinders although I've been into photography for more than 40 years, so you learn something new every day. The...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-19-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By sailor
Thanks for the info Fuwen. I'm using the Sonnar...

Thanks for the info Fuwen. I'm using the Sonnar 40mm f2.8 lens. I've had a look and the lens decouples from the focusing patch at the 3 feet or 0.9 metres mark. I've tried it several times and it is...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-19-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By sailor
Rollei 35 RF rangefinder adjustment in UK

I recently bought a Rollei 35 RF with the Sonnar 40mm f2.8 on eBay. Everything is mostly fine except the rangefinder. When you get to close up distances the lens turns but the focusing patch doesn't...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2012
Replies: 422
Views: 60,021
Posted By sailor
A couple from the Isle of Skye showing the ferry...

A couple from the Isle of Skye showing the ferry MV Hebrides approaching Uig.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8058/8226035606_672457ab68_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-06-2012
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,858
Posted By sailor
This is the ferry MV Hebrides heading towards Uig...

This is the ferry MV Hebrides heading towards Uig on the Isle of Skye. Taken with an Olympus E-3 an 50-200mm Zuiko.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8058/8226035606_672457ab68_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By sailor
I have no experience of the 180mm f2.8 but I...

I have no experience of the 180mm f2.8 but I recently acquired an AI 200mm f4 very cheaply and it is an excellent lens. Unlike a previous poster I find it easy to focus. Here are a couple from the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2012
Replies: 2,578
Views: 493,318
Posted By sailor
One from the Isle of...

One from the Isle of Skye.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8058/8226035606_672457ab68_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8226035606/)
MV Hebrides approaching Uig....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 11,926
Posted By sailor
I've got the R8 and R6. Although the R8 is big...

I've got the R8 and R6. Although the R8 is big and to my eyes ugly I still prefer it to the R6. My R6 has terrible shutter lag - you press the shutter release, the camera has a think about it, then...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 5,066
Posted By sailor
Madness. The seller says it comes from his...

Madness. The seller says it comes from his father's collection - of interesting boxes perhaps!
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-10-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,399
Posted By sailor
Plonker of the Week Award

Plonker of the Week Award goes to me for my latest performance with my Retina 11c.
I was rewinding the film and not paying attention. I felt the rewind knob go light and assumed this was because the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-26-2012
Replies: 1,501
Views: 194,216
Posted By sailor
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8467/8125888063_57fc...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8467/8125888063_57fc5fcd81_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8125888063/)
Petra (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8125888063/) by Elmer Duck...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2012
Replies: 202
Views: 37,739
Posted By sailor
This is the ferry from Glenelg on the Scottish...

This is the ferry from Glenelg on the Scottish mainland to the Isle of Skye. Here everything has come to a halt while the crew eat their sandwiches. Minolta Dynax 9, 35-135mm AF Rokkor, Kodak Ektar...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-17-2012
Replies: 450
Views: 57,348
Posted By sailor
I'm lucky enough to spend my time between South...

I'm lucky enough to spend my time between South Lanarkshire and the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Here's one from each location.

A couple of miles down the road from my home in South Lanarkshire....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-15-2012
Replies: 422
Views: 60,021
Posted By sailor
Glenelg to Skye Ferry. Leica M5, Zeiss 35mm...

Glenelg to Skye Ferry. Leica M5, Zeiss 35mm f2.8.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8472/8090403738_147717ec37_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8090403738/)
Glenelg to Skye Ferry...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2012
Replies: 911
Views: 148,179
Posted By sailor
Standard tourist view of Eilean Donan...

Standard tourist view of Eilean Donan Castle.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8464/8077602242_af19facf85_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8077602242/)
Eilean Donan...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-10-2012
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,969
Posted By sailor
This is Mandy, one of my greyhounds. Getting to...

This is Mandy, one of my greyhounds. Getting to be an old girl now at nearly 12 years old.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8034/8073890917_6994ceda44_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-04-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 9,756
Posted By sailor
Just had one of my Nikon F2s serviced by Sover...

Just had one of my Nikon F2s serviced by Sover Wong so spent a couple of hours in Peebles in the Scottish Borders shooting a trial film. Asolutely delighted with the results. Both of these are with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-30-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By sailor
These shots were taken with the Olympus E-3 which...

These shots were taken with the Olympus E-3 which is a digital camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-30-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By sailor
Big skies on Skye

I'm ashamed to admit that I own enough film cameras to open a small shop. As a result, the majority of my shooting is film, digitally scanned. I do shoot digital as well and to be honest if what I'm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2012
Replies: 2,578
Views: 493,318
Posted By sailor
One from my Nikon F2 which I recently had...

One from my Nikon F2 which I recently had serviced by Sover Wong. I bought it off eBay because I wanted the lens it came with. The guy who sold it more or less said it was a basket case and that the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2012
Replies: 422
Views: 60,021
Posted By sailor
One from the Isle of Skye, taken on a Samsung EX1...

One from the Isle of Skye, taken on a Samsung EX1 compact.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8019/7381308666_32a49c520d_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7381308666/)
Wrecked fishing boat...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-02-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 84,455
Posted By sailor
Although we travel up and down to Skye a lot,...

Although we travel up and down to Skye a lot, I've yet to find Eilean Donan in good light. It usually is as you see it in the photo above - grey and horrible! When there are so many fantastic photos...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-02-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 84,455
Posted By sailor
These guys were all part of the same French...

These guys were all part of the same French family. When they saw me with my Leica M5 they came over for a chat. They were really interested in the Leica and we spent quite a while chewing the fat...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2012
Replies: 3,010
Views: 732,001
Posted By sailor
A couple in B&W from the Isle of Skye. Both were...

A couple in B&W from the Isle of Skye. Both were taken with a Hasselblad 501cm on Ilford XP2. The Gesto Farmhouse was shot with the 160mm CB lens and the other one with the 80mm CB. Both considered...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-27-2012
Replies: 625
Views: 159,578
Posted By sailor
Although not what you would call a point and...

Although not what you would call a point and shoot camera, my Hasselblad 501cm was the only camera I had with me when I spotted this lamb. I didn't have any time to meter or focus accurately so it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 8,289
Posted By sailor
I find that there are some pictures which I...

I find that there are some pictures which I always hold close to my heart despite what others have to say about them. I'm not talking about personal or family pictures but photos which I've taken as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2012
Replies: 193
Views: 22,826
Posted By sailor
People who use stock photographs of equipment on...

People who use stock photographs of equipment on Ebay but don't declare it. Sometimes it's obvious but not always.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2012
Replies: 4,566
Views: 1,302,105
Posted By sailor
I absolutely love everything about this. The...

I absolutely love everything about this. The model, the pose, the location, the control of light and the understated colours are fantastic. Congratulations!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-16-2012
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,969
Posted By sailor
A couple taken on the Isle of Skye with a Samsung...

A couple taken on the Isle of Skye with a Samsung EX-1 compact.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8016/7381313332_007cb402c7_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7381313332/)
Wrecked...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2012
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,400
Posted By sailor
Over the years I have managed to collect more...

Over the years I have managed to collect more cameras than is sensible - the Dynax 9 is only the latest. I'm sure I'll have lots of fun with it.

Like you I have a soft spot for Contax cameras. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2012
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,400
Posted By sailor
Reading the forums, I seem to recall that a lot...

Reading the forums, I seem to recall that a lot of folk think that if you don't need the out and out ruggedness of the Dynax 9, then the Dynax 7 is actually a better camera. I can't remember what it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2012
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,400
Posted By sailor
I've recently bought a Minolta Dynax 9 on Ebay....

I've recently bought a Minolta Dynax 9 on Ebay. It's absolutely the last thing I need but I couldn't resist it at 240. The camera, although not advertised as such, is in mint condition and I already...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-25-2012
Replies: 2,534
Views: 366,889
Posted By sailor
Chris, I've just noticed that your original...

Chris, I've just noticed that your original photographs were taken on Covington Road. I live in South Lanarkshire in Scotland and the tiny village of Covington is a few miles down the road from my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-18-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 3,900
Posted By sailor
I agree up to a point. In my experience those who...

I agree up to a point. In my experience those who bid umpteen times hardly ever win the item. If I really want something I'll occasionally bid early with my final bid which will be based on what I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-18-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 3,900
Posted By sailor
I've had lots of bargains on Ebay too but there's...

I've had lots of bargains on Ebay too but there's no doubt it's a lot harder than it used to be. There are far fewer auctions than there used to be with a huge increase in BIN. Since there are fewer...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-15-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By sailor
I also send my negs to Hull. They only charge...

I also send my negs to Hull. They only charge 0.50 for return postage, so an excellent service for 5 all in. I've paid a lot more for scans which were nowhere near as good.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2012
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,969
Posted By sailor
I really like this picture but if it were mine...

I really like this picture but if it were mine I'd crop out the distracting part at the top to leave a letterbox shaped picture. I think it concentrates the viewer's attention on the central...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-02-2012
Replies: 1,194
Views: 168,062
Posted By sailor
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6527096463_b091...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6527096463_b091054dd6_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6527096463/) Fencepost with grass - Earlish...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-28-2011
Replies: 117
Views: 9,888
Posted By sailor
Last year I was speaking to a photographer who...

Last year I was speaking to a photographer who has his own gallery here on the Isle of Skye. As it was out of season and there weren't many folk about, we spent quite a bit of time chewing the fat...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-28-2011
Replies: 117
Views: 9,888
Posted By sailor
I think it's very difficult to pick those...

I think it's very difficult to pick those photographers who have investment potential unless you go for already established artists who have a track record - in which case the price of the work will...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-24-2011
Replies: 466
Views: 80,129
Posted By sailor
Sandy my greyhound, Leica M5, Zeiss Biogon 35mm...

Sandy my greyhound, Leica M5, Zeiss Biogon 35mm f2.8, Ilford XP2
Using up film at the end of a roll - very underexposed but I quite like...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-18-2011
Replies: 184
Views: 57,968
Posted By sailor
My problem was that I didn't have a darkroom, I...

My problem was that I didn't have a darkroom, I had a kitchen. Conversion to a temporary darkroom was on a Friday when my wife went to her music group. The surfaces in our tiny kitchen had to be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2011
Replies: 450
Views: 57,348
Posted By sailor
50 yds from our home at Earlish, Isle of Skye....

50 yds from our home at Earlish, Isle of Skye. Leica M5, Voigtlander 90mm f3.5mm Apo-Lanthar, Ilford XP2.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7158/6527121773_0bfccbd58f_z.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-09-2011
Replies: 342
Views: 118,570
Posted By sailor
Talla Linnfoots in the Scottish Borders. Fuji...

Talla Linnfoots in the Scottish Borders. Fuji Velvia 50

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7031/6482356363_bcc31d6fdb_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6482356363/)
Talla Linnfoots -...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-06-2011
Replies: 1,302
Views: 335,562
Posted By sailor
Three members of a delightful French family - all...

Three members of a delightful French family - all of them keen photographers.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6238/6260330972_c9f1df7fca_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6260330972/)...
Forum: Travel 12-05-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 1,091
Posted By sailor
I really love these pictures. They are...

I really love these pictures. They are beautifully composed (particularly the one with the ship with the lighthouse in the background), very sharp and the colours are fantastic. A terrific record of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-04-2011
Replies: 86
Views: 8,331
Posted By sailor
When I'm out and about in the van I tend to take...

When I'm out and about in the van I tend to take an SLR or medium format outfit with at least 3 lenses. I wouldn't dream of taking all this if I had to walk any distance. I did it when I was younger...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-22-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,958
Posted By sailor
I'm not an expert on Retinas. At the time I was...

I'm not an expert on Retinas. At the time I was buying my 11c I chose it simply because it was the best looking one on the website. I could just as easily have chosen another model. There are umpteen...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-22-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,958
Posted By sailor
I bought mine on Ebay UK from a Belgian guy...

I bought mine on Ebay UK from a Belgian guy called Jacques Deco. At the time he had about 25 Retinas of all sorts, including Retina Reflexes, for sale. I've had a quick look on Ebay UK but I can't...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-19-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,958
Posted By sailor
I don't necessarily agree with you about the...

I don't necessarily agree with you about the Trotternish Ridge pictures but I do agree about the cows photo. This is my favourite too. The evening light is far more interesting than the more bland...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-19-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,958
Posted By sailor
I think you're absolutely right. I've spent too...

I think you're absolutely right. I've spent too much money buying old cameras which either didn't work at all or stopped working soon after I bought them. This time I decided to play safe and spend a...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-19-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,958
Posted By sailor
Thank you for your kind comments. My wife and I...

Thank you for your kind comments. My wife and I are lucky enough to spend quite a bit of time on the Isle of Skye which is a fantastic photographic location. One thing I've had to accept is that no...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-19-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,958
Posted By sailor
Retina 11c photos.

Looking through the posts it looks like many of you got real bargains when you bought your Retinas. My Retina 11c with f2.8 Xenon came refurbished and in beautiful condition and it cost me over 200....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,767
Posted By sailor
The camera is currently with Red Dot Cameras'...

The camera is currently with Red Dot Cameras' repair person. I'm not sure who they use but hopefully they should come up trumps eventually. One of the benefits of buying from a dealer is that you're...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,767
Posted By sailor
Leica M5 repairs

As a recent purchaser of a Leica M5 I was disappointed when the shutter jammed after two films. It went back to Red Dot Cameras for repair under warranty but so far I have not got it back. I was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,793
Posted By sailor
I've got a Topcon Super Dm which I've had for...

I've got a Topcon Super Dm which I've had for approx 35 years and I can tell you that it must have been one helluva thump to cause that damage - these cameras are bomb proof. I can't think of any...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2011
Replies: 67
Views: 8,089
Posted By sailor
The great thing about threads like this is that...

The great thing about threads like this is that it encourages you to search out many of these photographers you've never heard of and never would if it weren't for folks' suggestions. I checked out...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-07-2011
Replies: 610
Views: 111,446
Posted By sailor
A Russian plastic camera called a Cosmic 35. It...

A Russian plastic camera called a Cosmic 35. It cost about 5 and I was so skint I put down a deposit of 2 and paid it up at 1 a month! My first proper SLR was a Topcon Super DM which was part of a...
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