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Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 09-04-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 4,459
Posted By dufffader
You mean the IXMOO M2 rapidwinders? Year they do...

You mean the IXMOO M2 rapidwinders?
Year they do pop up every once in a while in forums or the big auction site. They’re pretty rare in chrome, like I see them once a year maybe. Almost...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-23-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,549
Posted By dufffader
Hi. I have a 24mm Elmarit ASPH and M-P. I'm not...

Hi.
I have a 24mm Elmarit ASPH and M-P.
I'm not sure if I can describe it as contrasty, nor compare it to the 28mm f2.8 Elmarit which I don't have. Besides, I don't find any issue with contrasty...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-23-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,433
Posted By dufffader
Having a legit seller selling you the right goods...

Having a legit seller selling you the right goods is one thing... bringing a camera to your local Leica service center and having them honor the warranty is another thing. Normally gray dealers in HK...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-19-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,571
Posted By dufffader
Adding to the excellent answers... there are...

Adding to the excellent answers... there are other options.
If you're processing you could either switch developers, try stand development and so on to improve sky details.
Another option that cost...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-17-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 715
Posted By dufffader
Ok I'm going to answer myself here for future...

Ok I'm going to answer myself here for future reference. Just got a response from Leica Customer Care saying...

"Please note: it is normal that the EXIF data says “M (Typ 240)”. Both cameras are...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-15-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 715
Posted By dufffader
Should EXIF camera model for a M-P Typ 240 say "Leica M"?

Hi.

As the subject says...

I would have expected it to say "Leica M-P" but then again it is more or less the same camera. But just to be on the safe side.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-03-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By dufffader
It looks like chemicals did not get to that part...

It looks like chemicals did not get to that part of the film. Mechanically this is usually caused by improper film loading or you may have some foreign item in the container - I sometimes...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By dufffader
True. But once you have been loading hundreds of...

True. But once you have been loading hundreds of rolls, muscle memory takes care of it. Only realised it when I felt the tension and during reel loading before development.

I would have expected...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By dufffader
Does it matter how film is loaded into the canister?

I've rolled my own film for close to 10 years now, and for the first time this month, I somehow managed to roll film into the IXMOO the wrong side (flipped). :bang:

Usually you get the emulsion side...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,416
Posted By dufffader
2 Frames for me in a Leica M. When I load the...

2 Frames for me in a Leica M.
When I load the film, I make sure the sprockets are engaged with the perforations on the film. Once the back is closed the the bottom plate screwed on, two full lever...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-10-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,394
Posted By dufffader
Hi. Is this the entire photo that's been...

Hi. Is this the entire photo that's been downsized? If so, that's some massive "speckling" there.

I doubt it is exposure issue (I would expect reduced contrast if so).

Best guess is a scanning...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By dufffader
When I load the film into canister, I would leave...

When I load the film into canister, I would leave a bit of film leader sticking out of the canister, and I'd write the film type and loading date on the film itself. That way, I would be able to know...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-13-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,879
Posted By dufffader
You're right. Just finished the roll in my XPAN...

You're right.
Just finished the roll in my XPAN and got a look at it.

That said, the OP's video of the shutter in action does look strange.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-08-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,879
Posted By dufffader
Hi. What shutter speed were the two frames shot...

Hi.
What shutter speed were the two frames shot at?
I have film in my XPAN so I can't check, but I recall that the XPAN has a shutter systems where a slit moves across horizontally. So that nice...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,379
Posted By dufffader
Hmm.... I've been cutting a leader since I've...

Hmm....
I've been cutting a leader since I've started bulk loading, and always wondered what it brings to the M2/M3. How it was that the answer was "nothing".
Not having a leader will also save me...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,379
Posted By dufffader
Its very unlikely I'd be able to find a...

Its very unlikely I'd be able to find a lighttight space big enough to pull a 6 footer length of film, so I prefer the method I first read on this...
Forum: Travel 02-04-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,557
Posted By dufffader
I've got a few of those plastic reusable...

I've got a few of those plastic reusable canisters for cameras that don't take IXMOOs and I have a feeling that it is not built to last. Several tens of rolls is probably fine. I suspect that the...
Forum: Travel 02-04-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,557
Posted By dufffader
Passed through LIS and CDG on the way back...

Passed through LIS and CDG on the way back without any issues. So after going through 4 airports, the only 'hiccup' I had was in Incheon where the bag had to go in twice for them to be sure. But...
Forum: Travel 01-30-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,557
Posted By dufffader
Going through LHR was a breeze. No rescan and the...

Going through LHR was a breeze. No rescan and the IXMOO doesn't look suspicious. Then again T2 was very slow moving when I was there.

Hi Helvetica, yeah most airports will do hand inspection when...
Forum: Travel 01-29-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,557
Posted By dufffader
Air travel with film in IXMOO cassettes

I'm off for a week to Lisbon and Paris for business. Took the opportunity to bring along an M2 with 35mm Summilux but I've only got my Tri-X loaded in 4 IXMOO cassettes and not a plastic KALT...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By dufffader
I spent years waiting for a reasonably priced...

I spent years waiting for a reasonably priced ABLON or Prinz template for years and gave up after a while. Toyed with the idea of making my own, how complicated can it be? But eventually I came up a...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-27-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 13,745
Posted By dufffader
Looking at my Mr B softie, perhaps we can make...

Looking at my Mr B softie, perhaps we can make something similar with Tom's side profile on it, like a coin. Tom A's softie should be mandatory on all M2.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 3,338
Posted By dufffader
A thought on buying film Leica Ms, you may want...

A thought on buying film Leica Ms, you may want to wait for one to be available on this forum. There's a higher chance that it would be a working sample, even if the exterior looks worn as there's a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-22-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,492
Posted By dufffader
5 sounds like the ideal number of Fs. Used to...

5 sounds like the ideal number of Fs.

Used to have that many but I thinned it down to 3. I shoot my plain finder chrome F and a black KE-48C regularly. The third one is a shelf queen, got this...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,541
Posted By dufffader
To maintain the same exposure, everytime you open...

To maintain the same exposure, everytime you open the aperture one step (say f16 to f11), the shutter speed has increase one step as well (1/1000s to 1/2000s, which if I recall M6 does not support as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,392
Posted By dufffader
Thinking about this overnight... it is not that...

Thinking about this overnight... it is not that easy to tell from that photo that you posted. You might want to troubleshoot it.
Easiest way to tell if it's the camera is of course to switch camera....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,392
Posted By dufffader
Hi. If it doesn't look like scratch marks...

Hi.
If it doesn't look like scratch marks (difficult to tell on the screen) I suspect it could be something to do with the development phase.
Do you self process? Do you roll your own film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,920
Posted By dufffader
Sweet looking 1950s Summaron 35mm f3.5 LTM from a...

Sweet looking 1950s Summaron 35mm f3.5 LTM from a store in Seoul. Looks like no one has touched it since it came out of the factory. Was expecting some haze on the glass but looks clear as modern...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-11-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By dufffader
I get that too on plastic reels, which is why I...

I get that too on plastic reels, which is why I moved to stainless reels/tanks combo. If you get some prints on the negatives it could be becuase of the negs touching each other, which could happen...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 6,056
Posted By dufffader
I would never thought about developing in my...

I would never thought about developing in my kitchen. I do spend a lot of time in the kitchen as well, probably more than developing, and one thing I try to do is to keep it clean to prevent cross...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-01-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 8,337
Posted By dufffader
Hi M Wanted to ask you how IXMOOs would fit into...

Hi M
Wanted to ask you how IXMOOs would fit into the Deutgen winder. I just received one this week and I don't have empty IXMOOs at the moment.

I tried to see how it would open and close the ixmoo...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-31-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 5,058
Posted By dufffader
To cut the "proper point" free hand in the dark,...

To cut the "proper point" free hand in the dark, I fold the two edges of the film so that I have a mark indicating the mid point. Then I can cut roughly 30-45 degrees from there, giving me a nice...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,515
Posted By dufffader
What I meant was that I searched for Korean...

What I meant was that I searched for Korean painters using Google.com and turned out nothing. I suppose if I knew how to use naver.com or daum.net i would get a better result.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,515
Posted By dufffader
Bit of a thread hijack here: Do you know of a...

Bit of a thread hijack here: Do you know of a particular repainter in Korea? I'd be interested myself.

I've searched the "english internet" and I've not found one yet.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,092
Posted By dufffader
I'd tell you what I did when I was thinking of...

I'd tell you what I did when I was thinking of the same thing last year...
I wanted a large clean file, big enough depth of field (I figured it would limit me to APS-C or 35mm Full Frame) and a lens...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 8,549
Posted By dufffader
Maybe its time for us to send you some film and...

Maybe its time for us to send you some film and you can put it to use.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 8,549
Posted By dufffader
Fair price is difficult to define especially for...

Fair price is difficult to define especially for an early M3 and what looks like nice condition. Usually earlier cameras go lower in value till you hit the really early ones where the sky is the...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 03-08-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2,826
Posted By dufffader
Tom's mini softie works well with your RX1. I'm...

Tom's mini softie works well with your RX1. I'm using one on my RX1 right now and it stays on permanently.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 03-08-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,345
Posted By dufffader
Black M2 Rapidwinder iXMOOs?

Hi Tom,

I've been using the M2 ixmoo RW for several years now and it is still my favorite camera setup. Recently I've added a black repaint M2 to my collection, but I'm having problems finding a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-04-2014
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,920
Posted By dufffader
While browsing a local store on their online...

While browsing a local store on their online catalogue one morning during breakfast, I pulled the credit card on yet another Nikon F. This time it is a black F with FTn finder and best of all, its a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2012
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,920
Posted By dufffader
I went from no Billingham bag two weeks ago to...

I went from no Billingham bag two weeks ago to having two - a day before the the end of the year. One was a Christmas present, a lovely khaki 207. And then on Saturday I went to a Gitzo distributor...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By dufffader
Freezer too for long term storage. I occupy the...

Freezer too for long term storage. I occupy the bottom drawer, something about telling people the "fumes" will not contaminate the other compartments. I'm sure there's no science behind it, but it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,942
Posted By dufffader
Yup. Chinese x-ray machines are fine. Sometimes...

Yup. Chinese x-ray machines are fine. Sometimes you can even carry your camera bag and walk past and not put it into the machine. Seems like they're there just because some directive orders them to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,942
Posted By dufffader
I was shooting this weekend with an M2 at -10C in...

I was shooting this weekend with an M2 at -10C in Seoul. The M camera works well below this temperature. Most likely your wife will complain about the temperature before the camera does - from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,162
Posted By dufffader
A Billingham 207 so I can carry my gear in style...

A Billingham 207 so I can carry my gear in style for once... the better half was not too pleased with my battered camera bags.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-24-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 4,556
Posted By dufffader
For the last few years I've been using stand...

For the last few years I've been using stand development with 1+100 Rodinal.
Hang on, if the negatives look dense (i.e. too dark), then isn't it over-developed?
Neopan 1600 are pretty hard to come...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By dufffader
Does it smell new? I think I might be tempted...

Does it smell new?
I think I might be tempted enough to buy one very soon...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-07-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,201
Posted By dufffader
I've got a couple of those S/F canisters, and I...

I've got a couple of those S/F canisters, and I don't think you have the F2 version since that one has AM-1 & F2 clearly written on it.

I'm not aware of any incompatibilities in the older version...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2012
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,920
Posted By dufffader
Local store was liquidating their stock of...

Local store was liquidating their stock of developing tanks. Korean tanks (which in my opinion, is as good as any of the brand names) went for $15 (40% down) and that is for the tank and two 35mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 3,785
Posted By dufffader
I have both M2s and an M6. I use the M2 much more...

I have both M2s and an M6. I use the M2 much more as I prefer the uncluttered display and frame lines of the M2 and the lack of those arrow diodes helps too - they're too distracting to me. I like...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-21-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By dufffader
A few years ago when I was living in Shanghai, he...

A few years ago when I was living in Shanghai, he does have a shop, or perhaps ran by one of his associates. It's somewhere close to Pudong Times Square in a building that I will need sometime to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-15-2012
Replies: 1,035
Views: 264,176
Posted By dufffader
A Lucky 8 softie! Looks great.

A Lucky 8 softie! Looks great.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-13-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 8,746
Posted By dufffader
Now that's why I feel uncomfortable! I have more...

Now that's why I feel uncomfortable! I have more softies than cameras.
I need to make it up soon, before this new softie arrives in Seoul.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-13-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,520
Posted By dufffader
I'd go with ColorPerfect too. It's about the only...

I'd go with ColorPerfect too. It's about the only way I could get nice looking pictures out of negative scans. I don't recall having issues with EKTAR. Requires Photoshop though.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-09-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 8,746
Posted By dufffader
I should qualify as a softie addict by now...

I should qualify as a softie addict by now...
Forum: Travel 11-08-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,306
Posted By dufffader
Here's an alternative - load up some B&W and go...

Here's an alternative - load up some B&W and go to some countryside small town (they're all 1M population) in China and shoot like crazy. Bring plenty of film.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,360
Posted By dufffader
by my calculation, you probably have to go on...

by my calculation, you probably have to go on ramen for many months to make up for an M6.:D
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-04-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By dufffader
No issue with vignetting as far as I can tell on...

No issue with vignetting as far as I can tell on mine. I am using B+W's regular filter.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-03-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 4,060
Posted By dufffader
...Argh!!!!

...Argh!!!!
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-01-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,404
Posted By dufffader
I believe an M6 classic has the IXMOO compatible...

I believe an M6 classic has the IXMOO compatible baseplate. Not the TTL and above.

I've had the film separate from the cassette, but not an an IXMOO. I find that the teeth that holds the film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,064
Posted By dufffader
All photos on a Synology NAS with file...

All photos on a Synology NAS with file duplication. Once every two weeks I bring back a 2Tb HDD stored offsite (office) and do a complete backup of the NAS. I've had a Windows Home Server NAS crap...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-31-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 8,334
Posted By dufffader
Thought I'd never see a scooter thread! Vespas...

Thought I'd never see a scooter thread!
Vespas are making a retro comeback here in Seoul (doubt it was ever here!)
I've got tons of them captured on...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 10-30-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,475
Posted By dufffader
Hi Tom, That's a question I've always wanted to...

Hi Tom,
That's a question I've always wanted to ask, but never got to it.

Wanted to know the type of lubricants I can apply on cassettes without affecting the film. All my IXMOOs are sufficiently...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-30-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 16,128
Posted By dufffader
What about the new S3 2000? How do they handle...

What about the new S3 2000? How do they handle compared to the original S3 in mint condition? Is it possible to tell the difference? Same goes with the SP & SP2005.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2012
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,920
Posted By dufffader
A chrome Elmarit-M 24mm complete with plastic VF....

A chrome Elmarit-M 24mm complete with plastic VF. Traded in 3 Nikon AIS lenses and had to top up quite a bit for it. Oh my, Leica prices have gone up quite a bit in recent years!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-19-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,083
Posted By dufffader
There's a new theatrical trailer out on iTunes...

There's a new theatrical trailer out on iTunes for a movie called "Back to 1942". Adrien Brody's with what looks like a Leica IIIc with a 5cm Elmar at about 37s into the trailer, and I think unlike...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 8,297
Posted By dufffader
Large corporation have this habit of scanning a...

Large corporation have this habit of scanning a request from the consumer and replying based on a keyword with a boilerplate response. Sounds like the keyword was "film". And often you get answers...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 12,242
Posted By dufffader
Is there a reason why you recommended the...

Is there a reason why you recommended the pre-ASPH for f2 rather than the APO-ASPH? Price aside, that is. From what I have researched, the APO ASPH seems to be lightyears better at large apertures on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 7,169
Posted By dufffader
That's my dream camera there. The last time I...

That's my dream camera there.
The last time I saw one was at a camera shop in Ginza, Tokyo selling for what looked like 2,500,000 Yen. That would be somewhere around 25k$ at that time. Next sighting...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,609
Posted By dufffader
Thinking about it, the lack of anti-halation made...

Thinking about it, the lack of anti-halation made any lens look like it has the "Leica glow"!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,609
Posted By dufffader
I think I had a bigger withdrawal when ERA went...

I think I had a bigger withdrawal when ERA went extinct and Fujifilm stopped Neopan1600.

If the announcement was for Lucky color films, I don't think they're that popular anyway.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-30-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,096
Posted By dufffader
You're right here. I bought into the "this...

You're right here. I bought into the "this product will solve your problem forever" storyline and should have simulated at least a couple of worst case scenario.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-30-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,096
Posted By dufffader
I've heard of them. Even listen regularly to...

I've heard of them. Even listen regularly to Steve's weekly podcast. I think I'll be able to get through this without spinrite. The data is there somewhere.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-30-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,096
Posted By dufffader
They are separate drives but part of a windows...

They are separate drives but part of a windows home server package, which means it appears as one big drive to the computer and the server does all the background plumbing, such as data duplication...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-30-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,096
Posted By dufffader
Crashed hard disk and a thought or two...

Last weekend I had to move to a new rental apartment in the same building. In the process of moving, the primary HDD on my home server crashed (it was an Acer H340) and I had problems booting it up...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-29-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,217
Posted By dufffader
Which developer do you plan to use. I've used it...

Which developer do you plan to use. I've used it with HC110 and Rodinal (prefer HC110).
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-26-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 6,495
Posted By dufffader
I take as much photos of daily life as possible,...

I take as much photos of daily life as possible, file them up, and look at them in 10 years time when things are different - who knows, flying cars and all, and let nostalgia set in. I look back at...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-19-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,215
Posted By dufffader
Perhaps an SP next? :-)

Perhaps an SP next? :-)
Forum: Nikon RF 08-18-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 10,806
Posted By dufffader
Got it! :angel:

Got it! :angel:
Forum: Nikon RF 08-17-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 10,806
Posted By dufffader
Theoretically I would expect if you have a...

Theoretically I would expect if you have a desirable item with a value up in the skies like a Nikon I, a desperate collector would lock in a bid for lets say 30k$ when he/she knows that market price...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-16-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 10,806
Posted By dufffader
I'd be surprised if it went for around $5k. The...

I'd be surprised if it went for around $5k.
The best part is at the end of the description where the seller said "The camera made (may!) need some cleaning and or servicing"!!!!!
Forum: Nikon RF 08-16-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 10,806
Posted By dufffader
Saw it this morning when the price was still at...

Saw it this morning when the price was still at $9.99. Would have been great to just place a bid for $100 and be happy for a few minutes I was the highest bidder. Went up to $2000 a few minutes...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4,395
Posted By dufffader
Great I dug up this old-ish thread. About to...

Great I dug up this old-ish thread. About to embark on my own prism-replacement operation, and while I'm at it, perhaps to revive my electrical engineering background and have a look at how I can...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-12-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,215
Posted By dufffader
The 3.5cm f2.5 is a nice little lens. Shot and...

The 3.5cm f2.5 is a nice little lens. Shot and scanned my first roll this weekend and the only shock I had was this one frame with sharp centre and extremely soft corners. I later found out that the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2012
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,920
Posted By dufffader
Similar to what I received on Friday, also marked...

Similar to what I received on Friday, also marked EP. Scanned the first roll shot over the weekend and I'm loving it!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,305
Posted By dufffader
I'm looking for tips on where to get these felt...

I'm looking for tips on where to get these felt rings too, looking to use it on the Nikon cassettes, the ones that fit the F SLR and S RF cameras. I have one cassette that has the felt removed and it...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-20-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 15,318
Posted By dufffader
Here in Seoul I do see Samsung NX (and other...

Here in Seoul I do see Samsung NX (and other cameras) being used, but not significantly more than other Japanese (or german) brands. I guess it's more heavily promoted over here. But I've never had...
Forum: Travel 07-17-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 7,862
Posted By dufffader
The last time I was in Paris I had the fortunate...

The last time I was in Paris I had the fortunate luck to be living in Boulogne-Billancourt (just outside the 16th) and had the peloton passed by twice and then I took the metro down to Champs-Elysees...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-29-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,733
Posted By dufffader
I like FD mount lenses on it, especially the 24mm...

I like FD mount lenses on it, especially the 24mm f2.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,896
Posted By dufffader
Later 43mm finder does come in black. I have one....

Later 43mm finder does come in black. I have one.
I don't have the 50mm, but the lens could pass for a 43mm too.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-15-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 12,567
Posted By dufffader
I like it already!

I like it already!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 5,306
Posted By dufffader
Just a bunch of filters in odd sizes that I've...

Just a bunch of filters in odd sizes that I've not used in years.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-06-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,539
Posted By dufffader
Sorry can't be too helpful. When I go out with a...

Sorry can't be too helpful. When I go out with a tripod, I use a backpack. I've tried all sorts of way to carry a tripod when I have a shoulder/sling bag but I just can't get over the swinging tripod...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-05-2012
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,920
Posted By dufffader
You're right on the Nikon F. I've tried other...

You're right on the Nikon F.
I've tried other challenger SLRs around the same era, Canon F1 (even though it's really a 70s camera) being one of them, but somehow the difference is just there. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-05-2012
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,920
Posted By dufffader
Just an example of how harmful "window shopping"...

Just an example of how harmful "window shopping" could be.
Went out for a walk, and ended up coming home with a Noct-Nikkor 58mm f1.2.
Spent the whole evening trying it out. It's a beaut!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 1,813
Posted By dufffader
When you rewind, you can feel that the film lead...

When you rewind, you can feel that the film lead has detached from the spool, right after that, give it a half turn on the crank and you should have the enough of the film sticking out of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 10,639
Posted By dufffader
And for me, its a FD 24mm f2. Took a while to...

And for me, its a FD 24mm f2. Took a while to find one.
Forum: Nikon RF 03-31-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 7,579
Posted By dufffader
Thanks, been looking for it.

Thanks, been looking for it.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 03-09-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 31,805
Posted By dufffader
Only place I know is Focal Point...

Only place I know is Focal Point (http://www.focalpointlens.com/)
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 01-06-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,296
Posted By dufffader
Yup. I bought the EVF as a later add on after I...

Yup. I bought the EVF as a later add on after I found the LCD to be useless in bright sunlight. However I keep the focus peaking on by default so I have to use the mag button everytime I focus.

It...
Forum: Travel 01-02-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 16,915
Posted By dufffader
The only thing I've bought second hand are older...

The only thing I've bought second hand are older SLR lenses. The condition of the lenses there are usually not too good, plenty of dust and so on, not too surprising since most of the shop owners and...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 11-04-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,109
Posted By dufffader
Not when I was there this week...

Not when I was there this week...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-07-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 5,115
Posted By dufffader
I find that the less force I apply when I turn...

I find that the less force I apply when I turn the easier it is to remove it. Try to overcome the urge to apply force on it.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-06-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By dufffader
I didn't know about shutter bounce on the F1....

I didn't know about shutter bounce on the F1. There you go, learn something new every day. I have a second roll that will be processed soon, I'll see if its still there.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-05-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By dufffader
The frames that had this effect had two distinct...

The frames that had this effect had two distinct images overlaid on top of one another and always horizontally spaced.

If it was camera shake I guess it should be on the whole frame and not just...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-05-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By dufffader
Troubleshooting: multiple exposure on right half of frame

Processed a roll from a newly purchased Canon F1 (old) SLR and I've got about 3 frames out of 36 with this look. The left side of the frame looks ok, while the right half has double exposure.

Its...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-24-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 43,394
Posted By dufffader
Nothing like shooting after drinking a few...

Nothing like shooting after drinking a few glasses of Malbec!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-09-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By dufffader
I see some tape on the IXMOO that you have... I'm...

I see some tape on the IXMOO that you have... I'm thinking out in realtime here... and I'm thinking of using those girls' flat & shiny rubber hair hand to hold it in place. That could work better...
Forum: Travel 07-23-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,464
Posted By dufffader
Nice pictures. I find it tough to be able to...

Nice pictures. I find it tough to be able to frame symmetric patterns with a rangefinder like what you did with the M7ii.
Turkey is one of my favorite place to shoot b&w film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 4,363
Posted By dufffader
I had 8 rolls of Tri-X developed recently and...

I had 8 rolls of Tri-X developed recently and they all curled too. Since I was going for another week abroad, I took two heavy magazines (one of those 500 page ones that came as junk mail in my post...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-09-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 5,777
Posted By dufffader
Thanks for the replies. So lets narrow down the...

Thanks for the replies. So lets narrow down the topic to SLR and long telephoto lenses at around 300mm. I suppose the technique could be used for wider focal lengths, as well. Once you have the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-09-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 5,777
Posted By dufffader
Shooting sports using manual focus... [how?]

I was just wondering, auto focus cameras have been with us in the last couple of decades, and before that all cameras were manual focus. So what techniques do sports photographers from the old days...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-20-2009
Replies: 68
Views: 8,097
Posted By dufffader
http://nangka.org/images/forum_img/20091121...

http://nangka.org/images/forum_img/20091121 rain.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,414
Posted By dufffader
I use small tanks that processes 2 reels at a...

I use small tanks that processes 2 reels at a time. So I have 650ml bottles of fixers and stopbath that are recycled.

I use Ilford Rapid Fixer, and from all these years of processing, I discard the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,032
Posted By dufffader
Yes, I'm suspecting improper loading techniques....

Yes, I'm suspecting improper loading techniques. Thanks for helping with the troubleshooting, guys.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-04-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,032
Posted By dufffader
I'll see if my fresh test rolls are fine this...

I'll see if my fresh test rolls are fine this weekend. I carried them for a week in hot weather, so that could put heat as an issue. The other rolls I had with me are Neopan 1600s, ERA 100, and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-04-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,032
Posted By dufffader
Strange results: Tri-X in Rodinal

Normally I would be using Tri-x 35mm rolls and develop it in Rodinal 1+50 and I find 14:00 at 20C to my liking.

Recently I moved to 100ft reels of Tri-X (400TX) loaded into IXMOO cassettes, and had...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-24-2009
Replies: 78
Views: 8,786
Posted By dufffader
Is it dreamy at all apertures? Mine is so only at...

Is it dreamy at all apertures? Mine is so only at the widest aperture, so I guess it should be the "normal" condition.

I have no use for a lens that is soft all the time, so if it was in my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,320
Posted By dufffader
exhausted fixer could be the reason. Best way to...

exhausted fixer could be the reason. Best way to check if it is, is to dip the neg into new fixer. If it clears up, then you know.

the first and last time I had the banding due to exhausted fixer,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-18-2009
Replies: 2,119
Views: 392,837
Posted By dufffader
In about a week I will be picking up a 400ft reel...

In about a week I will be picking up a 400ft reel of XX from Kodak Motion Picture dept in Singapore. Will see what the fuss is all about! ISO250 makes my sunny f16 a lot easier to estimate rather...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2009
Replies: 60
Views: 3,098
Posted By dufffader
At least 8 is a good number. Why ruin it by going...

At least 8 is a good number. Why ruin it by going to 9?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2009
Replies: 60
Views: 3,098
Posted By dufffader
The DR and rigid looks like a duplicate when it...

The DR and rigid looks like a duplicate when it comes to optics. Perhaps the collapsible crons as well, keep the LTM and get an adapter?
But hey, I'm as guilty as you are when it comes to 50mms. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 3,771
Posted By dufffader
I have nothing against plus-x. I would even go on...

I have nothing against plus-x. I would even go on to say I like the way b&w looks on it. But I can't say that its the film that I use the most. I have a 100ft reel sitting in my cupboard, and somehow...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,580
Posted By dufffader
Read this thread, I don't even want to check my...

Read this thread, I don't even want to check my current M's for VF scratches. Wouldn't want to lose sleep over it. You know how it is when that little devil on your shoulder is just tugging at you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2009
Replies: 74
Views: 4,151
Posted By dufffader
The suggested M2 is from the 50/60s. Metering...

The suggested M2 is from the 50/60s. Metering only appeared later, I'd say ni the 80s without really doing too much back up research. If you get a new bessa it should have metering. It is still...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By dufffader
what timing... just spilled about 5ml of rodinal...

what timing... just spilled about 5ml of rodinal all over the notebook I used to scribble my development timings, and the sink and some granite. No stain for sure.

I don't have any issue of staining...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-22-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By dufffader
I just did 3 rolls today. tri-x in rodinal. had a...

I just did 3 rolls today. tri-x in rodinal. had a couple of rolls overexposed by at least a stop, perhaps more due to a weak battery on my rangefinder. All I had to do was to develop it at ISO200...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-07-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 17,399
Posted By dufffader
i fınd that it's because in some airports they...

i fınd that it's because in some airports they can 'see' through lead lined bags and tell there are film canisters insıde. I now leave my bag at home when travelling.
Forum: Travel 09-07-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By dufffader
Turkish Adventure

I am now halfway through my 2 week Turkısh holiday. Started off in Istanbul, and so far covered Edirne, Iznik, Bursa, 3 days in Cappadocia and typiıng this out ın Kayseri. I will be on the overnight...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-25-2009
Replies: 137
Views: 14,282
Posted By dufffader
When I started I thought I was a 35 user. But...

When I started I thought I was a 35 user. But after a couple of years I realised I prefer 50 much more than 35. It's the way a 50mm manages to isolate a subject, but not in a telephoto way. Looks...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-25-2009
Replies: 154
Views: 31,808
Posted By dufffader
B+W=film, colour=DSLR and a point and shoot for...

B+W=film, colour=DSLR and a point and shoot for everything in between for me.
Off to a 2 week trip in Turkey this coming weekend, and will have just 1 RF + 35mm lens and about 1 roll of Tri-x/day...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-22-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 4,085
Posted By dufffader
When I bought my insert, I skipped 35mm because I...

When I bought my insert, I skipped 35mm because I noticed the Epson V700/750 35mm holder does a good job at holding the film flat. For 120 I'd say the ANR glass plate is crucial.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,701
Posted By dufffader
Aren't the drizones heavy? I've never tried one...

Aren't the drizones heavy? I've never tried one before. They look a little too bulky/heavy for what it carries.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-20-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By dufffader
I would try and separate the leftover solid from...

I would try and separate the leftover solid from the liquid the best I can, but if its undissolved fixer I wouldn't be too worried. Snip and Dip the exposed end of your roll of negative, i.e. a test...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,701
Posted By dufffader
Like most in this forum, I have plenty of bags...

Like most in this forum, I have plenty of bags for all possible occasions. The lowepro rover is fine for city shooting, but doesn't work well for me for heavier gears and trips that require...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By dufffader
After you dremel it out, opticians normally have...

After you dremel it out, opticians normally have a case full of screws small enough to replace the offending screw. I had a tiny screw fall out of my Nikkor once, and found something close enough to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 4,054
Posted By dufffader
Its cheap, and I agree on the poor quality...

Its cheap, and I agree on the poor quality control etc. IMHO, a better cheap film would be ERA100, which I use quite a lot nowadays. I started using it after getting an insider tip among the shooters...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-16-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 732
Posted By dufffader
Fogged up film - nice results!

Went shooting some 120 this weekend. First time out with the ultra cheap Shanghai GP3. I heard some warning about the end tape which doesn't stick that well, and well, it doesn't stick AT ALL and it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-13-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,710
Posted By dufffader
I bought my Summarit (M Mount) a year or two ago...

I bought my Summarit (M Mount) a year or two ago in Tokyo, wouldn't call it mint, but it did come with the XOONS hood, for about the same price as what you have here. So I'd say its a deal. Are you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,097
Posted By dufffader
I am one of the rare RFFers that use stop bath it...

I am one of the rare RFFers that use stop bath it seems. I do recycle them. The indicator will turn purplish after many many cycles. And when it turns colour, it is very obvious, no need for any...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-02-2009
Replies: 416
Views: 61,401
Posted By dufffader
Hi Jon, I've always wondered how the Japanese...

Hi Jon,
I've always wondered how the Japanese cemeteries work. They're small, so I guess they keep only ashes there. And those wooden sticks, I was told every year they get one new stick during a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,366
Posted By dufffader
I'll root for HC110... relatively cheap, does...

I'll root for HC110... relatively cheap, does better with film that looks aweful in Rodinal. With Rodinal + HC110 I rarely feel the need to experiment with other developers, although the technical...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By dufffader
There's something of a taboo about freezing a...

There's something of a taboo about freezing a coolpack that has spent some time in a flask used for film development next to frozen edible foodstuff. For us it may not be an issue, but it guarantees...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By dufffader
I use ice cubes immersed in a beaker of tap water...

I use ice cubes immersed in a beaker of tap water for about 5 mins during summer. 4 cubes should get it down about 5 degrees celcius. Higher temps are fine too, but the commonly known rule I follow...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-31-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,623
Posted By dufffader
you take the term "pampering your cameras" to a...

you take the term "pampering your cameras" to a new level...:rolleyes:
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-30-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,623
Posted By dufffader
I have the Imagesmith and ACAM1000, made with the...

I have the Imagesmith and ACAM1000, made with the same canvas as the Evans Walker. They are waterproof to the point all cloth/canvas are. Meaning they will stop rain but it will soak through. I've...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-10-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By dufffader
I've seen that happening before, it was a...

I've seen that happening before, it was a friend's Contax RTS with a chinese-made Lucky SHD100, which was very well known to be a thin neg. I don't think your Mitsubishi falls into this category..
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 3,283
Posted By dufffader
I used to think that I need something faster than...

I used to think that I need something faster than f1.4 but with the new 50mm Summilux ASPH, f1.4 is fast enough for me. I routinely use it at night with Neopan1600. Most shots under sodium lamps are...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-05-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,632
Posted By dufffader
Nice pictures! the top bunch of b&w photos, are...

Nice pictures! the top bunch of b&w photos, are those TMAX? Interesting grain, don't think I've seen that before... (Not familiar with those 2 film).
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-04-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,405
Posted By dufffader
Nice photos. Must be difficult to shoot the back...

Nice photos. Must be difficult to shoot the back streets with a digital camera with all the extremes in exposure.

that last photo taken on damshui rd is close to where I stay! I find that the best...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-01-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,477
Posted By dufffader
I'd second that. I've been a Nikon user since my...

I'd second that. I've been a Nikon user since my first SLR a decade ago. Never got around liking Canons as I can't get used to the location of the buttons (I'm sure its the same moving the other way...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-25-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 4,136
Posted By dufffader
One of those thinktank lens pouches make a very...

One of those thinktank lens pouches make a very good case for an M with a mid sized lens (think summicrons). I either attach that to one of the loops in my backpack or just attach it to my belt....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,285
Posted By dufffader
By the way, where will you be going? Maybe some...

By the way, where will you be going? Maybe some of us here could let you know about the availability chemicals at the destination?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,285
Posted By dufffader
Its not necessary to skip the stop bath if this...

Its not necessary to skip the stop bath if this is something you are used to. Just a little bit of stop bath concentrate will mix you a nice litre of the solution at destination. It should fit into a...
Forum: Travel 06-20-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 3,435
Posted By dufffader
flip, what domke doraemon bag? that, I'd like to...

flip, what domke doraemon bag? that, I'd like to see!!!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,426
Posted By dufffader
hi chris, the 35mm f1.4 (nikon's summilux ;-))...

hi chris, the 35mm f1.4 (nikon's summilux ;-)) isn't very impressive below f2 at all. Even on a DX body I try to keep it above f2.8 if I can help it, where it really shines.

Of course, if you can't...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-15-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,386
Posted By dufffader
I dont mind your 0.85. But you will have to strip...

I dont mind your 0.85. But you will have to strip the black chrome off it.

Jon, not to mention, he'd have to go up to the coffee shop upstairs and somehow stumble upon the RF cabinet in the back of...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-14-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,386
Posted By dufffader
mr trev2401. yes, I believe you totally......

mr trev2401. yes, I believe you totally... walking down the street for no apparent reason and then noticing a newish Hexanon calling out for you eh? :angel:

yes it is bad indeed.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,529
Posted By dufffader
I'm normally a Portra user, but while I was in...

I'm normally a Portra user, but while I was in Tokyo last month, I picked up a 400h for a morning shoot at the fish market and I was pleasantly surprised with the result. The grain didn't look ISO400...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-10-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By dufffader
Maybe this post is a little late, but do check on...

Maybe this post is a little late, but do check on the thumb wheel click button. I think its a common problem, batch issue or not, for the whole GRD to freeze when you click on the button after a few...
Forum: Travel 06-07-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 3,435
Posted By dufffader
for the sake of your wallet, avoid Map Camera and...

for the sake of your wallet, avoid Map Camera and Fujiya Camera. Seriously, don't even step in there...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By dufffader
That's where the problem lies. I tried mine on...

That's where the problem lies. I tried mine on and one of the lugs is on the 12 oclock position.

No I didn't try it on before I sent it for CLA, so it could have been the issue before I sent it to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By dufffader
Hi Planetjoe, I dont think its the cam on the...

Hi Planetjoe,

I dont think its the cam on the camera itself as I've tried it with two other Leica Ms and it was the same. So the issue is probably something to do with issue 1 you mentioned. I'll...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By dufffader
It looks like one of the flange that protrudes...

It looks like one of the flange that protrudes from the barrel by about 1mm scraps the focus cam ever so slightly. I'll just keep it extended just to be sure I don't screw up the focus calibration by...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By dufffader
1939 Summitar collapsing into Leica M cameras...

So, I got a grime covered uncoated Summitar from the bargain bin a while back. The aperture stop was stuck (old grease?), and there were garbage inside the lens itself, what looked like excessive...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,929
Posted By dufffader
The canvas and zip on the A&A bags are not water...

The canvas and zip on the A&A bags are not water resistant at all. Its fine for light drizzle if you run from shelter to your car, for example. if you get caught in rain for more than, say, a couple...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-20-2009
Replies: 245
Views: 59,242
Posted By dufffader
probably due to the 5% consumption tax.

probably due to the 5% consumption tax.
Forum: Travel 04-12-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 5,120
Posted By dufffader
So guys... how was the morning shoot on Saturday?...

So guys... how was the morning shoot on Saturday? I just got into Tokyo this afternoon, and loaded up my bag with 5 rolls of Ektar 100. I am planning an 'assault' on Tsukiji this Saturday. Never been...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-08-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3,346
Posted By dufffader
Congratulations! I would have tried to complete...

Congratulations!
I would have tried to complete my F collection too if not for my beloved F4 going into uncontrollable high-speed shooting mode when batteries are inserted, after sitting unused for...
Forum: Travel 04-07-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 5,120
Posted By dufffader
Found a pict of you loading your Mamiya 7II.

Found a pict of you loading your Mamiya 7II.
Forum: Travel 04-07-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 5,120
Posted By dufffader
Tsukiji is one of those places where you will...

Tsukiji is one of those places where you will never get bored. I don't remember how many times I have been there. More than once for sure, but less than 10 times. The usual routine is to wake up...
Forum: Travel 04-06-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 5,120
Posted By dufffader
Trev-san: doubtful for me. If I do go it will be...

Trev-san: doubtful for me. If I do go it will be on Sunday afternoon, but might have a 50% chance to be there next saturday morning (18 apr). Those fishes deserve new rolls of Portra 400VC.

I'd...
Forum: Travel 04-06-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 5,120
Posted By dufffader
what about 5am? Is it too much for me to expect a...

what about 5am? Is it too much for me to expect a pickup at the Tsukiji metro stop on your black paint tsukiji-cart? The silent one of course! :-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,573
Posted By dufffader
did you get the ektar in china? I've been looking...

did you get the ektar in china? I've been looking for it in shanghai, in vain.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 03-22-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,622
Posted By dufffader
Good stuff! Spent 1/8th of my working day going...

Good stuff! Spent 1/8th of my working day going through the whole site.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-20-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 2,333
Posted By dufffader
With a fresh sample of Ilford's rapid fixer I...

With a fresh sample of Ilford's rapid fixer I have gone up to 8 mins without any issue. But I did read issues with overfixing if you overdo it. I've never accidentally done it so far.
Forum: Nikon RF 03-16-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,454
Posted By dufffader
Let me guess... Provia 100F?

Let me guess... Provia 100F?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-16-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,827
Posted By dufffader
I hang mine to dry on shower curtain rails too....

I hang mine to dry on shower curtain rails too. On a heavy developing night it could substitute for a real curtain! Of course I've got to be careful to put them into sleeves in the morning before...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-14-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,827
Posted By dufffader
... so I guess consensus is that its the heat...

... so I guess consensus is that its the heat that will help to straighten it... the weight merely keeps it straight while its being heat treated...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-14-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,827
Posted By dufffader
Flattening curly negs: fail-proof secret technique?

I'm using a KM Scan Elite 5400 II, and scanning film strips consists of putting the strip of 6 frames on a plastic magazine. The thing that bugs me is that if the film is relatively curly along the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By dufffader
You're right about the 'blooming'. Something...

You're right about the 'blooming'. Something about the lack of an anti-halation layer. But Lucky with a glowy lens is an absolute nightmare. There's something wrong with having too much glow. I've...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-14-2009
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,002
Posted By dufffader
Just got back to Shanghai at 5pm today from...

Just got back to Shanghai at 5pm today from Seoul. Nothing stops me from shooting it seems. Packed 2 Leica M cameras, one with Nokton 35mm f1.2 and the other with a 50mm Summilux ASPH and both loaded...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By dufffader
Yup. Its Lucky SHD100 alright...

Yup. Its Lucky SHD100 alright...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 7,558
Posted By dufffader
That's what I thought. But its "wrong" in a good...

That's what I thought. But its "wrong" in a good way I guess!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 7,558
Posted By dufffader
I used my newly acquired Canon 50mm f1.8 LTM this...

I used my newly acquired Canon 50mm f1.8 LTM this saturday on the M3 and was surprised by its lack contrast (developed and scanned!). Which was a good thing as you said, was able to retain quite a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-07-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,073
Posted By dufffader
Interesting. I was just looking at a satchel from...

Interesting. I was just looking at a satchel from muji which looks as though it has potential. Its sized about the same as an Artisan & Artists medium bag, and it looks as though you could fit one of...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-07-2009
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,002
Posted By dufffader
Spent saturday walking 11km in shanghai, with two...

Spent saturday walking 11km in shanghai, with two RF: M3 with Canon 50 1.8, and M6 with 50mm Lux ASPH. Shot 2 rolls of ERA100 with the M3, and half a roll of Provia RDPIII.

Typical routine is to go...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-03-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By dufffader
Good news!

Good news!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-03-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By dufffader
if your fixer was exhausted, yes you can refix it...

if your fixer was exhausted, yes you can refix it again. Just dip it into a tank of fresh fixer (diluted the right amount, of course) for a minute or two. Do you recycle your fixer and are you up to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-03-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By dufffader
The last time I had this, it was becuase of an...

The last time I had this, it was becuase of an exhausted fixer. There are other reasons of course, but it might be one reason if you reuse your fixer for more than a couple of rolls. Did you do a...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-28-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,427
Posted By dufffader
Bromide drag...

Tom, I have noticed you do quite a bit of stand developing, and a number your Flickr pictures exhibit the 'dreaded' (to me at least) bromide drag.

I don't see myself as a perfectionist, and I don't...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-23-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,750
Posted By dufffader
The latest ABLON to end on the auction site went...

The latest ABLON to end on the auction site went for $97.18. I think that's more than 4x more than what I'm willing to pay for a template!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,750
Posted By dufffader
Those ABLONs are going for crazy prices. There's...

Those ABLONs are going for crazy prices. There's one right now on the auction site at $50 and 24 hrs more to closure. That for a piece of metal with a particular brand stamped on it. I'm planning to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,750
Posted By dufffader
I bought a SPOOM last year, mint (maybe even new)...

I bought a SPOOM last year, mint (maybe even new) in a box for $30. After which, its been sitting in my bag, but I've never remembered to use it at all, and the impulse is to load using the take up...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By dufffader
Funny, I know theoretically it should be the...

Funny, I know theoretically it should be the same, but never really tried it out for real. Now that I have done so, I can confirm that they do fit!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By dufffader
I believe that the velvety part of the film...

I believe that the velvety part of the film canister where the film emerges from the cassette will also scratch the film. Which is why some swear on reusable canisters like the LEitz IXMOO/FILCA. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 8,848
Posted By dufffader
I hope someone does a comparison between this...

I hope someone does a comparison between this lens and the well regarded 20mm f3.5 AIS; which has been on my shopping list for a while. At least now I have a choice.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-17-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By dufffader
Ah yes, I did see some here in Shanghai just last...

Ah yes, I did see some here in Shanghai just last weekend, and my first thought about it was that its very light. I doubt its brass, looks more like aluminium. I'm not too convinced using a light...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By dufffader
yes. that hex was supposed to come to be a year...

yes. that hex was supposed to come to be a year ago... ;)
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