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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,993
Posted By Gid
I've bought a few items from MPB - only had one...

I've bought a few items from MPB - only had one problem with a lens that had an intermittent fault that they accepted back without argument. All the other items were as described and prices are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,993
Posted By Gid
I've owned the following DSLRs in the up to 12MP...

I've owned the following DSLRs in the up to 12MP category and several copies of most of them.

Olympus E1
Olympus E3
Olympus E5
Olympus E400
Canon 5D
Nikon D70
Nikon D300
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-24-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By Gid
I still have my original X100 bought new by me as...

I still have my original X100 bought new by me as soon as they came out in the UK (2011) and I still use it.

For those in the UK you can pick up a new X100F from LCE for £819 including cash back.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,692
Posted By Gid
@Larry maybe time to change your signature...

@Larry

maybe time to change your signature -

It's time to take photography seriously and treat it as a hobbit
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-06-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,371
Posted By Gid
Sorry, missed this bit of your post. The Df and...

Sorry, missed this bit of your post. The Df and the X-Pro1 are two of my all time favourite cameras. Apart from buying, I have a problem having too much stuff so if I buy something I have to sell...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,371
Posted By Gid
I've just counted 44 cameras (almost 3 per year)...

I've just counted 44 cameras (almost 3 per year) - no wonder most of my images are test shots. :(
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,371
Posted By Gid
Well, my problem (addiction?) seems to be buying...

Well, my problem (addiction?) seems to be buying cameras, selling at a loss, rebuying, selling at another loss, rebuying etc, etc. IIRC the problem started not long after joining RFF in 2004 - GAS...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2019
Replies: 230
Views: 52,548
Posted By Gid
I've never had any significant AF accuracy...

I've never had any significant AF accuracy problems with any of the four I've had/have - I generally use centre point only, so that may help, and centre point with 9 point group on continuous for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2019
Replies: 230
Views: 52,548
Posted By Gid
Given your love of the FE etc, I imagine that the...

Given your love of the FE etc, I imagine that the digital equivalent could be attractive especially as you know what you'd be getting ;) - and you've got the lenses :cool:

I paid £950 for an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2019
Replies: 230
Views: 52,548
Posted By Gid
I recently bought another Df - my fourth. Each...

I recently bought another Df - my fourth. Each time I've sold a Df I've bought another not long after. The reason I keep buying back into the Df is that it just about ticks all the boxes for me as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-19-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By Gid
Have you got menu b6 (fine tune optimal exposure)...

Have you got menu b6 (fine tune optimal exposure) set to anything other than 0? You could use this if you are getting consistent over/under exposure results.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-28-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 6,745
Posted By Gid
The ME 240 is an M240 with the 2GB buffer from...

The ME 240 is an M240 with the 2GB buffer from the MP240.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-28-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 6,745
Posted By Gid
What Huss said. Having obtained recently the...

What Huss said.

Having obtained recently the correct dioptre lens for my M240 I'm now keeping it. :)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-28-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 6,745
Posted By Gid
A well known reviewer estimates that the M10 has...

A well known reviewer estimates that the M10 has a 1.5 stop advantage over the M240 at high ISO levels - above ISO3200. The difference appears to be smaller at lower ISOs.

My experience with the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-27-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 6,745
Posted By Gid
A new M240 was already available for a similar...

A new M240 was already available for a similar price - Leica store UK had them on its list recently for £3,500, so I can't see the new ME making a huge difference to prices of used M240s. if you paid...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,040
Posted By Gid
The M7 gives you a meter, AE and ISO setting. If...

The M7 gives you a meter, AE and ISO setting. If you don't need this then keep the M4. The M4 is a much more simple proposition and won't fail due to electronics problems. YMMV
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By Gid
Penti Sammallahti

A friend pointed me to this photographer. Some of his work is very amusing.

http://www.nailyaalexandergallery.com/artists/pentti-sammallahti
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-11-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 64,873
Posted By Gid
Hopefully fixed now :bang: I logged in as a...

Hopefully fixed now :bang:

I logged in as a guest and could see the images.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-11-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 64,873
Posted By Gid
Now fixed :o

Now fixed :o
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-10-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 64,873
Posted By Gid
I use it on an M240. I tested for focus shift and...

I use it on an M240. I tested for focus shift and couldn't see any. I bought it new in Feb 2019 so maybe it has been improved quietly. I think it is a fantastic lens. A couple of examples below, all...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-05-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 23,086
Posted By Gid
Dear Roger, We didn't always agree but I would...

Dear Roger,

We didn't always agree but I would never have wished this fate on you. I hope your passing will go smoothly. You are in my thoughts and I pray for a gentle journey. Godspeed.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-14-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By Gid
Thanks to all.

Thanks to all.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-14-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By Gid
Update: New battery and charger received (battery...

Update: New battery and charger received (battery fully charged). All tested and good to go. Time to get reaquainted with RF photography.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By Gid
The dealer is organising a new charger and...

The dealer is organising a new charger and battery which he will test before sending to me. Hopefully all will be well.

The irony is that I bought a new camera because I'd problems with two second...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By Gid
No, I bought a new camera that turns out to be...

No, I bought a new camera that turns out to be NOS. It is difficult to check the battery from a sealed box before buying online and if I had known it was NOS I would have asked more questions.

Cheers
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By Gid
Well, I did my research. New M240s are still...

Well, I did my research. New M240s are still being sold in the UK and have only recently come off of the Leica site. They had been available alongside the M240P which is still available new. The M10...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By Gid
New Leica M240 is 4.5 years old

Hi,

Just bought a new Leica M240 from a major UK dealer in their "sale". The price is good, but the camera manufacture date is September 2014. In addition either the battery or charger (or both) is...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 01-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By Gid
Thanks Godfrey. Interesting that you put the CL's...

Thanks Godfrey. Interesting that you put the CL's VF ahead of the Q's. All the web stuff I have read say that the Q VF is larger than the CL's and very close to the SL.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 01-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By Gid
Thanks for the responses.

Thanks for the responses.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 01-27-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By Gid
Leica Q vs CL IQ

Hi,

I want to get a relatively modern small form factor camera / lens combination that delivers good IQ. Pondering either the Q or CL. Anyone used (using) both? Is there much difference in IQ...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-13-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,094
Posted By Gid
The R-D1 had the D100 sensor not the D70.

The R-D1 had the D100 sensor not the D70.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4,826
Posted By Gid
To the original question - the X100F is close....

To the original question - the X100F is close. Definitely faster but the same size. Personally, I'd like an X100F and X Pro 2 with bayer sensors - everything else is just fine IMHO.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-15-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By Gid
Hopefully they should be visible now.

Hopefully they should be visible now.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-15-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By Gid
Update. The M240 isn't well and is being returned...

Update. The M240 isn't well and is being returned to the dealer. The rear LCD looked as if images were desaturated but the real killer is shown in the images below - about five out of thirty...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By Gid
Thanks very much. Thought that might be the case...

Thanks very much. Thought that might be the case but didn't want to risk damaging the lens. Couldn't find any reference on the net.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By Gid
Summarit 50 2.5 Lens Hood Help

I have the lens and I have the lens hood but cannot work out how to fit the two together. The hood has an internal thread but there is nothing on the lens to attach it to. What am I missing?

Thanks...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-11-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By Gid
Thanks to all for your responses.

Thanks to all for your responses.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-11-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By Gid
Thanks for the responses. What about alternatives...

Thanks for the responses. What about alternatives or even 28s that may perform well - CV, Zeiss, Hexanon, Minolta - or do I need to start saving?

Cheers

Gid
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-11-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By Gid
M240 Questions

Hi,

Just bought a used M240 and summarit 50 2.5. I'm thinking about a CV 25 f4 VM or 21 f4 VM as a wide. Anyone using these? Will I need an external VF? All comments welcome including reasonably...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By Gid
Nothing but praise for LCE - good prices, goods...

Nothing but praise for LCE - good prices, goods as described and zero problems if you need to return. They are now my first call for used gear.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-21-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,919
Posted By Gid
If you are shooting architecture then the IBIS of...

If you are shooting architecture then the IBIS of the em10 ii will allow you to shoot at very low ISO settings hand held so the high ISO performance will be irrelevant. If you want to freeze movement...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-27-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 6,945
Posted By Gid
Uplifting story. Congratulations to Mack for his...

Uplifting story. Congratulations to Mack for his talent and to you for enabling it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 11,125
Posted By Gid
As a Canon 6D user (as well as Nikon Df, D600 and...

As a Canon 6D user (as well as Nikon Df, D600 and D610 former user) I am happy to disagree with Nick's assertion that Canon sensors are pants. There is a world of difference between DXO's tests and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 11,125
Posted By Gid
I have often wondered if Nick and Ken R have ever...

I have often wondered if Nick and Ken R have ever been seen together :eek:

As to the recommendations, the D600 is a very good camera and there's nothing wrong with the lenses recommended either....
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-30-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By Gid
It may sound daft, but check that the diopter...

It may sound daft, but check that the diopter hasn't dropped off. I've lost two in the last year. The cosina diopters fit.
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-26-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By Gid
Hi Joe, The disp/back button cycles through the...

Hi Joe,

The disp/back button cycles through the basic and custom views for all viewing modes - OVF, EVF and LCD. You can set up your custom view for each in menu item 4 second down (DISP. CUSTOM...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-23-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 3,204
Posted By Gid
Some more...

Some more info.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVzVyMwO9vY
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-23-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 3,204
Posted By Gid
Now on Dpreview. The bayer sensor is the most...

Now on Dpreview. The bayer sensor is the most interesting element for me - I wish they would produce and X Pro 2 with a bayer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2018
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,843
Posted By Gid
Olympus EM10 mark ii. Must be shifting last of...

Olympus EM10 mark ii. Must be shifting last of the stock as prices are very good - just under £280 with £65 cashback. Previously had an EM5 and EM1 so I know what to expect. Need to reduce the weight...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-28-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,866
Posted By Gid
IMO the Hex is as sharp as the Summicron, better...

IMO the Hex is as sharp as the Summicron, better built, has more contrast and flares less. On top of all that they are significantly less expensive.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-28-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,866
Posted By Gid
This might help...

This might help http://strachan.zenfolio.com/p741443616 In the end I preferred the Hexanon - the best build of them all and great value for money.
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-06-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 13,043
Posted By Gid
Can't compare to the M9 but I have just sold my...

Can't compare to the M9 but I have just sold my XP2 and got another XP1. I tried to like the XP2 (and there is a lot to like) but, to my eyes, the IQ is not as good as the XP1 particularly with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2018
Replies: 323
Views: 26,050
Posted By Gid
Fuji X Pro 2. There is a lot to like, but...

Fuji X Pro 2. There is a lot to like, but ultimately I found the image quality disappointing - lots of instances of waxy skin that doesn't disappear when processing raw. Raw processed in Lightroom,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-10-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 2,880
Posted By Gid
Sounds like a Nikon Df with MF or AFD lenses. I...

Sounds like a Nikon Df with MF or AFD lenses. I already have one.:cool:
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-02-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 9,771
Posted By Gid
http://esupport.epson-europe.com/ProductHome.aspx?...

http://esupport.epson-europe.com/ProductHome.aspx?lng=en-GB&data=8E1sKWdZ0FkPe7K8QLAg5oXPTL47pKLb&tc=6

for the original Epson photoraw.

Lightroom works fine as will most other raw converters.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 10,108
Posted By Gid
https://www.michaelfurtman.com/jpeg_myths.htm#comp...

https://www.michaelfurtman.com/jpeg_myths.htm#comparison_photo
Forum: RFF Polls 03-18-2017
Replies: 140
Views: 12,636
Posted By Gid
Forgot canon 60D, olympus E30 and Olympus E520....

Forgot canon 60D, olympus E30 and Olympus E520. All long gone.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-18-2017
Replies: 140
Views: 12,636
Posted By Gid
Olympus E20P (sold) Olympus E1 (x2 - one sold...

Olympus E20P (sold)
Olympus E1 (x2 - one sold still have original from 2004)
Nikon D70 (sold)
Epson R-D1 (x 2 - both sold)
Leica Dlux 2 (for my wife - still have)
Leica M8 (x 2 - 1 sold, 1 still...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-01-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,247
Posted By Gid
Thanks again.

Thanks again.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-01-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,247
Posted By Gid
Thanks, but they don't post to the UK.

Thanks, but they don't post to the UK.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-01-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,247
Posted By Gid
Leica M8 Battery

Hi,

I've been trying to find somewhere in the UK that has stock of M8 batteries (original Leica) without success. Does anyone have any recommendations of who might have stock in the UK or EU?...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-01-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By Gid
Thanks for your responses.

Thanks for your responses.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-01-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By Gid
Pentax K5 II

Any pentax K5 II users out there?

I tried out a K5 just after they came out but it had focus problems so I returned it. How does the K5 II compare? Is AF acceptable (BIF or sport not required)? How...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 56,470
Posted By Gid
Very sad news indeed. A wonderful, generous...

Very sad news indeed. A wonderful, generous source of knowledge and experience taken too soon. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-12-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 7,741
Posted By Gid
Congratulations.

Congratulations.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-11-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 7,741
Posted By Gid
The M8 is still a fine camera and I use mine...

The M8 is still a fine camera and I use mine regularly. The shutter noise is not that bad especially if you set it to discrete (there are a lot of very much louder cameras) - it is just louder than a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-26-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,419
Posted By Gid
Not what Angela Merkel is saying, quite the...

Not what Angela Merkel is saying, quite the opposite and whilst the commission heads and finance ministers might be p***ed it seems they might have acted too hastily.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,419
Posted By Gid
The problem with this is, do you keep re-running...

The problem with this is, do you keep re-running the referendum until those who don't like the result (any side) get their way? My opinion for what it is worth is that there should have been a much...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,419
Posted By Gid
All through this process all parties have stated...

All through this process all parties have stated strongly that there will be no repatriation of any EU nationals living and working in the UK so you have nothing to worry about. People from Europe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,419
Posted By Gid
For all of those who keep talking about another...

For all of those who keep talking about another Scottish independence referendum, Please read...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,419
Posted By Gid
There you go then. you won't be winning any...

There you go then. you won't be winning any hearts and minds in the UK. For your information I am Scottish born and bred.

Don't you think it is ironic that the SNP want out of a political union...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,419
Posted By Gid
This referendum was about membership of the EU...

This referendum was about membership of the EU which should not be conflated with membership of the UK. I repeat that the SNP are just making political capital. For someone who earns their living in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,419
Posted By Gid
This is almost certainly the case - nothing has...

This is almost certainly the case - nothing has changed yet and won't for some time - a bit of profit taking.

Markets and currencies are stabilising.

There is a view that GB are just at the head of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,419
Posted By Gid
Touche although I could defend that as a personal...

Touche although I could defend that as a personal opinion.;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,419
Posted By Gid
So, if you vote to leave an ailing organisation...

So, if you vote to leave an ailing organisation whose main purpose is to make the elite classes rich at the expense of the less well off you're ignorant and xenophobic? I thought that we lived in a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,419
Posted By Gid
Getting accurate data for any of this has been...

Getting accurate data for any of this has been part of the problem. It makes it difficult to take a considered decision.

I prefer self determination to nationalism. GB will get on with it whatever...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,419
Posted By Gid
Here are some links...

Here are some links...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,419
Posted By Gid
I don't know where you get your facts from. I've...

I don't know where you get your facts from. I've spoken to a number of leave supporters who are assuming a zero deal with the EU and still feel that it will be worth it. A lot of these same people...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,419
Posted By Gid
That really isn't called for. In reality...

That really isn't called for.

In reality business prefers pre-trained immigrants to the cost of training a home grown workforce because its the cheaper option and cheaper from the EU where they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,419
Posted By Gid
I certainly have enough knowledge to suggest that...

I certainly have enough knowledge to suggest that you've been drinking the remain camp cool aid if your original post is a serious summary of the situation. As far as digging into the facts, I have,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,419
Posted By Gid
It may be worth noting that these same economists...

It may be worth noting that these same economists and business leaders etc prophesised a similar level of doom at the prospect of the UK not joining the Euro. They were wrong (really very badly...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-06-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 7,354
Posted By Gid
I think the OP has a point - most digital cameras...

I think the OP has a point - most digital cameras have an auto off feature (certainly every digital camera I have / have owned). It would not be unreasonable IMO to consider that the default for any...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-30-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 9,531
Posted By Gid
The Df sensor is not the same as the D600 or D800.

The Df sensor is not the same as the D600 or D800.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 8,728
Posted By Gid
Still using an Olympus E1 bought new in 2004....

Still using an Olympus E1 bought new in 2004. 5MP, but good for A3 prints in good light. Also using a leica M8 from 2008. My most recent cameras are a Fuji X100 (bought new in 2011) and a Nikon DF...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2016
Replies: 230
Views: 52,548
Posted By Gid
Congratulations. It is a much better camera than...

Congratulations. It is a much better camera than the internet chatter might have you believe. Add to that the relatively low cost and high quality Ai/Ais lenses available and what's not to like....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-06-2016
Replies: 210
Views: 28,592
Posted By Gid
M8 (3 of them as the first two suffered sudden...

M8 (3 of them as the first two suffered sudden death) and D-lux 2.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-26-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 9,185
Posted By Gid
Congratulations. I'm enjoying my return to the M8...

Congratulations. I'm enjoying my return to the M8 very much and hope you do too.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-26-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 5,047
Posted By Gid
Just the one lens - CV 35 2.5 pancake V1.

Just the one lens - CV 35 2.5 pancake V1.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-19-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,555
Posted By Gid
A great advertisement for the R-D1 (and 40...

A great advertisement for the R-D1 (and 40 summicron).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-04-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 5,453
Posted By Gid
The question is whether you prefer the RF or DSLR...

The question is whether you prefer the RF or DSLR experience. I have a Df and an M8. I use each one as the mood takes me and enjoy both equally. However I do not have film equivalents of either (I...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-22-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,555
Posted By Gid
I've just been looking at some of my R-D1, Fuji...

I've just been looking at some of my R-D1, Fuji X100 and Xpro1 shots and the above is as good a description as any. However, the Fujis have more dynamic range.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-04-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 6,795
Posted By Gid
Does a dyslexic, agnostic insomniac lie awake at...

Does a dyslexic, agnostic insomniac lie awake at night wondering if there is a dog?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-04-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,931
Posted By Gid
@ Cameron - thanks. This thread rekindled my M8...

@ Cameron - thanks. This thread rekindled my M8 desire, so I recently got another and I am enjoying it thoroughly.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2015
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,843
Posted By Gid
15 rolls of 120 for my Yashica D and a very nice...

15 rolls of 120 for my Yashica D and a very nice low mileage (approx 1400 actuations) Leica M8.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-23-2015
Replies: 183
Views: 27,761
Posted By Gid
I came to Leicas via an Epson R-D1 and this...

I came to Leicas via an Epson R-D1 and this forum.The GAS was predictable - M6, MP, M8, M6, M7, M8.2, M4P and M2, now all gone and Leicaless for the last year. I very recently succumbed to a very low...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 4,017
Posted By Gid
A belated happy birthday Joe. I'll be joining you...

A belated happy birthday Joe. I'll be joining you in just over six months. As has already been said, it is just a number.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-12-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,931
Posted By Gid
Some OOC B&W jpegs with minor...

Some OOC B&W jpegs with minor tweaking.

http://strachan.zenfolio.com/p115942526
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-07-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,888
Posted By Gid
great shot Frank - even for digital ;)

great shot Frank - even for digital ;)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 8,807
Posted By Gid
Inspirational! I hope that you are justly...

Inspirational! I hope that you are justly rewarded for your risk taking.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-26-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 8,590
Posted By Gid
Price possibly?

Price possibly?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,596
Posted By Gid
The E400 has a 10 MP CCD sensor, produces the...

The E400 has a 10 MP CCD sensor, produces the same beautiful colours as the E1 and E300, is the same size as the E410, E420 etc, but does not have live view. You can but them for very little money.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-08-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By Gid
10 x 15 (A3) is absolutely fine. I have a 24 inch...

10 x 15 (A3) is absolutely fine. I have a 24 inch wide print on the wall and it is also fine. As someone else said, it depends to some extent on subject matter plus focus etc.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-04-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,862
Posted By Gid
You get a lot of camera for not a lot of money....

You get a lot of camera for not a lot of money. At its launch, dpreview described it as the best DX format camera ever made. It is a heavy camera, but balances perfectly in hand and the ergonomics...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-24-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,704
Posted By Gid
An excellent idea - doesn't have to be expensive....

An excellent idea - doesn't have to be expensive. There is something special about seeing your images in book form and it is always a good reminder of why you take photographs when you lack...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-24-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,704
Posted By Gid
A real 1st world problem :mad: I t happens to us...

A real 1st world problem :mad: I t happens to us all from time to time and you have to find what works for you. Buying gear is no solution. If you are really that bored, then go and volunteer at the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2015
Replies: 5,697
Views: 512,607
Posted By Gid
@Kuuan - great shot. Made me smile.

@Kuuan - great shot. Made me smile.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2015
Replies: 5,697
Views: 512,607
Posted By Gid
http://strachan.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v115/p1267689...

http://strachan.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v115/p1267689254-4.jpg

http://strachan.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v26/p1267689347-4.jpg

http://strachan.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v94/p1267689579-4.jpg

All Yashica D and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2015
Replies: 5,697
Views: 512,607
Posted By Gid
http://strachan.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v166/p12676888...

http://strachan.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v166/p1267688829-4.jpg

http://strachan.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v125/p1267688967-4.jpg

http://strachan.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v64/p1267689208-4.jpg

All OM4 and superia...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2015
Replies: 5,697
Views: 512,607
Posted By Gid
http://strachan.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v163/p12676884...

http://strachan.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v163/p1267688427-4.jpg

http://strachan.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v184/p1267688479-4.jpg

http://strachan.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v46/p1267688719-4.jpg

http://strachan.zenf...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2015
Replies: 5,697
Views: 512,607
Posted By Gid
Haven't posted images for some...

Haven't posted images for some...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-11-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 10,698
Posted By Gid
Fuji X100 - just about bang on the money in all...

Fuji X100 - just about bang on the money in all respects for me.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-11-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 34,301
Posted By Gid
+1 ......................

+1 ......................
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 06-08-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 9,303
Posted By Gid
I have tried the Xpro1, XE1, OMD EM5 but they...

I have tried the Xpro1, XE1, OMD EM5 but they just don't suit me - I like OVFs and the Xpro was close, but was not any good with zoom lenses IMO. I've ended up using a Nikon Df (took a while to bond...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-19-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 10,189
Posted By Gid
Of course there is life after as well as before...

Of course there is life after as well as before Leica. I've owned, used and passed on an M2, M4P, 2 x M6, M7, MP, M8 and M8.2 plus various Leica and non Leica lenses. I enjoyed using them all, but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,470
Posted By Gid
Thanks for the responses. Sounds like it might be...

Thanks for the responses. Sounds like it might be too much trouble though. I'll just continue to use the lenses as they were intended on my F1n, A1, OM1 (x2) and OM4 - not such a hardship;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,470
Posted By Gid
Using OM and FD lenses on a Canon 5D

I'm interested in user experience of using olympus manual focus or Canon FD lenses on a Canon digital - I have a 5D Mk1. What adapters do you recommend, do they have focus confimation or do i need...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 6,142
Posted By Gid
Agree with this.

Agree with this.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,263
Posted By Gid
Clearly your standards are much higher than mine...

Clearly your standards are much higher than mine - probably not a bad thing;).

I have printed a crop from a 5MP camera that was effectively an A2 sized print and sharp. I saw an exhibition by a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,263
Posted By Gid
How very true. Part of the problem may be that...

How very true.

Part of the problem may be that some people associate MP with personal standing or the ability to crop to make up for either lack of skill or lack of lenses. :p

Coincidentally, I was...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-04-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By Gid
I imagine most people don't realise, hence the...

I imagine most people don't realise, hence the lack of information. FW is up to date on camera and lens. Just one of those interesting features. The lens is going back to the seller and I now have to...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-04-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By Gid
Thanks Simon. The distance feature is also...

Thanks Simon. The distance feature is also available ;) using the EVF. I'm just surprised nobody has ever mentioned it.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-03-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By Gid
I found this thread over at the fuji x forums - ...

I found this thread over at the fuji x forums - go to the fuji x forum and then add - index.php/topic/22702-ovf-distance-scale-vs-evf/ to link to the thread. RFF doesn't seem to like the link to...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-03-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By Gid
XP1 with 18-55 OVF Performance Questions

I picked up an 18-55 zoom from ebay (respected seller). I'm trying to use it with the OVF and I'm fine with the moving framelines - I can use magnify to see more in the VF at the long end if i need...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-31-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 5,499
Posted By Gid
Five lowepro, four black and one green. Three...

Five lowepro, four black and one green. Three Billingham all tan canvas and leather. One Crumpler, black and orange.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-28-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,828
Posted By Gid
Ray, Check out the thread below for B&W. I...

Ray,

Check out the thread below for B&W. I picked up the kit for just under £699 from Jessops. The two lenses normally sell as a pair for £728, so I bought the kit, saved £29 on the lenses and got a...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-28-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,828
Posted By Gid
Back to XP1

About 5 months ago I sold my XP1 with 18 and 35 lenses. I was happy with my X100 and wanted to try something else. Well, after having tried several something elses including abortive attempts with an...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-26-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 17,266
Posted By Gid
Best wishes for a continued and speedy recovery....

Best wishes for a continued and speedy recovery. You could do a lot worse than XP2. Even digital isn't all that bad:eek:
Forum: Photo Software 12-22-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,198
Posted By Gid
If you have recently done a windows update,...

If you have recently done a windows update, and/or added new software, then do a system restore to a point before the last update - there should be a restore point immediately before the last windows...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,913
Posted By Gid
I've been using AE with both average a multi, but...

I've been using AE with both average a multi, but they are both the same. Exposure compensation lightens or darkens the EVF depending on +/-.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,913
Posted By Gid
I've looked for the options mentioned, but to no...

I've looked for the options mentioned, but to no avail. The live preview in manual doesn't affect AF. Thanks for all the suggestions, they are very much appreciated.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,913
Posted By Gid
I went through the manual cover to cover and...

I went through the manual cover to cover and could find nothing other than EVF brightness which made very little difference. I also did a lot of google research and couldn't find anything. Unless...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,913
Posted By Gid
Thanks to all for your responses. I have the...

Thanks to all for your responses. I have the latest firmware etc. What I have observed is that when I press the shutter button to engage AF the image in the EVF brightens momentarily then darkens...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,913
Posted By Gid
Fuji XE1 EVF Performance

I posted this in an old thread yesterday, but didn't get a response. Any help will be gratefully received.

I picked up an XE1 and 18-55 on Friday. Checked use indoors Friday night and VF was OK....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-13-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,102
Posted By Gid
More EVF Blues

Picked up an XE1 and 18-55 yesterday. Checked use indoors last night and VF was OK. Today is was bright, clear and sunny and I found the EVF a bit of a challenge - view was quite dark. Also at the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-12-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,391
Posted By Gid
Possibly. I've just picked up one with the 18-55,...

Possibly. I've just picked up one with the 18-55, plus a free 50-230. First few test shots this evening look good. I have an X100 and had an XP1, so setting up was painless.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-03-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 17,266
Posted By Gid
Great news. I look forward to the return of his...

Great news. I look forward to the return of his grouchy northern humour ;)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-03-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 5,214
Posted By Gid
I have an R-D1 currently. I have had an M8 and...

I have an R-D1 currently. I have had an M8 and M8.2. The M8 VF/RF is more robust and easier to see when in focus. The base length of the M8 is longer and I understand that this makes focusing with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 6,882
Posted By Gid
Really? There are those who might suggest that...

Really? There are those who might suggest that the M Hexanon 50 or the modern Zeiss 50s challenge your assertion.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-01-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 17,266
Posted By Gid
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I look for and...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I look for and enjoy your posts. You are in my thoughts.
Forum: Sony RX Series 11-06-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 10,144
Posted By Gid
Joe, If it is just an itch, the R-D1 would be...

Joe, If it is just an itch, the R-D1 would be good lowish cost option - I use mine (with a CV 35 2.5) when I get the RF itch and I am still blown away by the results.
Forum: Travel 11-04-2014
Replies: 161
Views: 19,378
Posted By Gid
Superb photographs, as others have said and...

Superb photographs, as others have said and inspiring.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,449
Posted By Gid
I cannot improve on the suggestions you have...

I cannot improve on the suggestions you have already received, but I can add my most sincere and very best wishes for your battle against your illness.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-23-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 6,828
Posted By Gid
There are 28mm and 50 mm converters available for...

There are 28mm and 50 mm converters available for the X100, so not that limited utility and they fit all versions of the X100. As to the level of improvement offered by the X100S or T, I have no idea...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,597
Posted By Gid
I had exactly the same thing happen to me (using...

I had exactly the same thing happen to me (using DDX). Basically the developer was spent so the film was not developed and there was nothing to fix, so nothing (ie blank negatives) was the result.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By Gid
Jesse, A very good thing to have done.

Jesse,

A very good thing to have done.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By Gid
Many happy returns. A very generous offer.

Many happy returns. A very generous offer.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-18-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,252
Posted By Gid
I also have an XP1 and an X100. The X100 is a...

I also have an XP1 and an X100. The X100 is a very, very good camera, more so with the last set of firmware updates, and a steal at current prices. Fuji have done a lot right and appear to be...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-17-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,006
Posted By Gid
Basic rangefinder adjustments are easy to...

Basic rangefinder adjustments are easy to perform. Check the RD1 resource on the camerquest site.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-10-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,419
Posted By Gid
Happiness is wanting what you've got :cool:

Happiness is wanting what you've got :cool:
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-07-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 9,049
Posted By Gid
Here is a more considered answer. I have tried...

Here is a more considered answer. I have tried Siklypix, LR 4 and more recently LR5. I couldn't see a great deal of difference between any of these and particularly between LR4 and 5. I tried...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-07-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 9,049
Posted By Gid
OK, in answer to the question - nothing;)

OK, in answer to the question - nothing;)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-07-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 9,049
Posted By Gid
I am also very happy with the OOC jpegs and have...

I am also very happy with the OOC jpegs and have a lot more room left on my hard drive.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,662
Posted By Gid
Lenspen have a product called sensorklear that...

Lenspen have a product called sensorklear that looks similar but is for sensors. I have used it for several years and it works very well for stubborn debris and a lot easier than the wet wipe...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-03-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 4,564
Posted By Gid
It might be worth applying anyway. Fuji seem to...

It might be worth applying anyway. Fuji seem to be very good about customer service and it wouldn't surprise me if they let you sneak in if only one day late.
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-02-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 4,564
Posted By Gid
I'm sure you will enjoy it. It just takes a...

I'm sure you will enjoy it. It just takes a little time to learn, but the results are worth the effort.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-02-2014
Replies: 1,753
Views: 444,661
Posted By Gid
Those wonderful R-D1 colours:cool:

Those wonderful R-D1 colours:cool:
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By Gid
I use Hahnel in my XP1 and Uniross in my X100....

I use Hahnel in my XP1 and Uniross in my X100. Not as cheap as some but less expensive than Fuji originals and work very well.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-02-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 5,875
Posted By Gid
No problem with the sentiment, but it has been a...

No problem with the sentiment, but it has been a lot worse than it is currently. I try not to say anything that I wouldn't face to face, but I am an aggressive Scotsman :bang: The majority of the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-30-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,603
Posted By Gid
35 2.5 is my most used also. Great lens.

35 2.5 is my most used also. Great lens.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-24-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 20,161
Posted By Gid
You'll be telling me that Father Christmas...

You'll be telling me that Father Christmas doesn't exist next :eek:

As to my avatar, I have to admit that it is me, but not with a Leica.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-24-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 20,161
Posted By Gid
Leica's current M9 and M9P have the following...

Leica's current M9 and M9P have the following strap line "Compact, Built for a Lifetime, and Enduring in Value" followed by
"It is not rare for a Leica to become its owner's lifelong companion. This...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-17-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 19,571
Posted By Gid
It would have to have at least 40MP, HD video,...

It would have to have at least 40MP, HD video, wifi, bluetooth, GPS, 100% accurate framelines, live view, accept all lenses from all eras without adapters, image stabilisation, fit in a shirt pocket,...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-17-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 19,571
Posted By Gid
Marketing ;)

Marketing ;)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-14-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,306
Posted By Gid
I still use a 10 year old Olympus E1 (5MP) and an...

I still use a 10 year old Olympus E1 (5MP) and an Epson R-D1 (6MP). Used appropriately they can produce perfectly acceptable (to me) prints to A3+. I have even larger prints from both that are good...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-06-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,666
Posted By Gid
I can recommend Yashica. I picked up a Yashica D...

I can recommend Yashica. I picked up a Yashica D in good condition for about 75 euros and it is a great camera. Check out this link http://www.frugalphotographer.com/info-YashicaTLR.htm. There are...
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-06-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 25,217
Posted By Gid
I'll second the above and add...

I'll second the above and add www.ag-photolab.co.uk (not as quick as peak but good and less expensive).

Regarding the poll, I haven't shot any film this year so far, but I just won a Yashicamat 124...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-04-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 4,314
Posted By Gid
Congratulations on surviving what must have been...

Congratulations on surviving what must have been a major ordeal and good luck with the project. It would be interesting to see some then and now photographs.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-01-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,937
Posted By Gid
I need reading glasses but my sight is otherwise...

I need reading glasses but my sight is otherwise fine. I have a +2 diopter on my X-Pro1 and everything is fine, both near and far.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-27-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,165
Posted By Gid
As far as DOF is concerned, there is a stop...

As far as DOF is concerned, there is a stop difference between equivalent angles of view on APS-C and 35mm. So, a native 35mmlens on an X-Pro at f1.4 will give you the same DOF as a 50mm on a Sony A7...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,660
Posted By Gid
I've had a look at some more of your images and...

I've had a look at some more of your images and the RD1 shots really shine both colour and B&W. It seems that that camera brought something out of you. That's not to say the others aren't good, but...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,660
Posted By Gid
Some very good shots Joe. Particularly like the...

Some very good shots Joe. Particularly like the B&Ws on the first page - some great subject isolation and good use of light and good environmental portraits. The tone on the harpist shots is a bit...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-08-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,468
Posted By Gid
I'm not that shallow, just interested in others'...

I'm not that shallow, just interested in others' experience. I hadn't heard anything bad about this lens in terms of focus, only the 60 macro and the Xp1 generally. I'm asking so that I can...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-08-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,468
Posted By Gid
I'm waiting for my free Fuji XF 35 to arrive so...

I'm waiting for my free Fuji XF 35 to arrive so the comments above are a little concerning. Any other users (X-Pro1) like to comment? I only have the 18 at the moment and find focusing perfectly...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-07-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 7,809
Posted By Gid
In truth I don't really know. If I were to over...

In truth I don't really know. If I were to over analyse it I might not be able to come up with a convincing answer. I enjoy the process and looking at the results and that is all the meaning I need.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-21-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,256
Posted By Gid
Guitars. Now you're talking. A good friend of...

Guitars. Now you're talking. A good friend of mine made me a superb acoustic guitar in the 70s. I watched the process and saw the amount of skill and effort put into creating the finished product....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-21-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,256
Posted By Gid
Is there anything these days that is genuinely...

Is there anything these days that is genuinely hand made? That is, without the use of any machine tools? James Krenov was a woodworker who did everything by hand, even hand sawing great planks of...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-20-2014
Replies: 351
Views: 48,010
Posted By Gid
It is good to see Fuji continuing to provide...

It is good to see Fuji continuing to provide options. It is a nice looking camera, but so are their other offerings. I hope they continue to be successful.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,205
Posted By Gid
A bargain :D

A bargain :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2014
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,843
Posted By Gid
X-Pro1 + 18 and free 35 on its way.

X-Pro1 + 18 and free 35 on its way.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-13-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,480
Posted By Gid
Thanks yet again for your help. I've just ordered...

Thanks yet again for your help. I've just ordered an X-Pro1 + 28mm + free lens + free billingham hadley digital. If you add up the current prices on the lenses and bag the camera cost about £160 -...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-13-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,480
Posted By Gid
Thanks again for all the responses. I'm torn...

Thanks again for all the responses. I'm torn between the X-Pro1 and olympus OMD em5. Anybody own both?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-13-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,836
Posted By Gid
The R-D1 is one of those cameras that you have to...

The R-D1 is one of those cameras that you have to use to understand - the specs themselves don't sell this camera. Unless you print bigger than 18 x 12 (inches) on a regular basis the R-D1 will not...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-11-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,480
Posted By Gid
Thanks for the responses. @Thomased I'm...

Thanks for the responses.

@Thomased

I'm intrigues by your comment about a new body. Is this official or just rumour and are you referring to the ST like SLR body?
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-11-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,480
Posted By Gid
Questions about X-Pro1

I have an X100. I bought it when they were first introduced to the UK and like it very much. The current deals on the X-Pro1 are very tempting, but I have a couple question that I hope real users...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-09-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,804
Posted By Gid
By plebs I am assuming you mean film users :D I...

By plebs I am assuming you mean film users :D I note his recent post on having no time for film, so I think we are seeing his attempt at a graceful exit from analogue. However, we plebs are not as...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-07-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,804
Posted By Gid
This couldn't be a pre purchase enquiry could it...

This couldn't be a pre purchase enquiry could it keith? ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4,326
Posted By Gid
Great camera especially paired with a 50 1.4....

Great camera especially paired with a 50 1.4. Most consistent meter of all of my SLRs, including my OM4. Enjoy.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2013
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,843
Posted By Gid
Summicron C 40mm.

Summicron C 40mm.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-19-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 8,358
Posted By Gid
+1 and extra chars

+1 and extra chars
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-10-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 3,349
Posted By Gid
I'll second that and because of that I'll use...

I'll second that and because of that I'll use whatever takes my fancy whenever it does. Sometimes film, sometimes digital, sometimes both.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-06-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,595
Posted By Gid
Clearly an expert:D

Clearly an expert:D
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-04-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By Gid
If you shoot raw the files will be in colour...

If you shoot raw the files will be in colour regardless of what you see on the RD1's screen. If you use Epson Photo Raw then the raw files will appear as per the camera settings, but you will still...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-30-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 5,848
Posted By Gid
Same here on and off

Same here on and off
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,600
Posted By Gid
www.mathersoflancashire.co.uk - FP4+ or HP5+ for...

www.mathersoflancashire.co.uk - FP4+ or HP5+ for £3.75

ag photolab - dev for £3.99 - service can be slow, but results good

peak imaging - dev for £4.55 - quick turnaround and results OK (better for...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-19-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,951
Posted By Gid
Having checked again following your description I...

Having checked again following your description I am seeing the problem. However, as that is not how I use it, I don't think it will be a problem for me.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-19-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,951
Posted By Gid
Not on mine either.

Not on mine either.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-09-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,440
Posted By Gid
Best wishes for your birthday. I have heard that...

Best wishes for your birthday. I have heard that acquiring new gear is a cure for colds ;)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-07-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 2,917
Posted By Gid
Nice work with some very strong images. I agree...

Nice work with some very strong images. I agree with some of the other posters that some pages have too many images. I think this is less of a problem where there is a strong theme - P40/41 for...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-25-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,394
Posted By Gid
Sekonic L358 or brain.

Sekonic L358 or brain.
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