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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-14-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 40,332
Posted By coogee
I use a Sony a7r2 and M/LTM lenses in combination...

I use a Sony a7r2 and M/LTM lenses in combination with a set of M mount Novoflex extension tubes I've had for a while.

It does the job for me - I like the flexibility over a scanner. Especially for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-25-2019
Replies: 341
Views: 114,099
Posted By coogee
My new IIIc stepper. No idea if it's a 'K' or not...

My new IIIc stepper. No idea if it's a 'K' or not underneath. The shutter curtains look like they've been replaced.

I think 1942 based on the serial number? Any other insights are welcome. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,352
Posted By coogee
The thing I find challenging is when the security...

The thing I find challenging is when the security guard is all aggressive and up in your face from the get-go. It's hard not to feel defensive when that's the starting point and those exchanges...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,843
Posted By coogee
I had no idea Kodak were ever in Australia. Has...

I had no idea Kodak were ever in Australia.
Has there even been an Australian made camera?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,753
Posted By coogee
I like the circles. You should try the Leica...

I like the circles.
You should try the Leica Monochrom if you ever got the chance, the 'mindset' of using a b&w only digital camera might suit you better, as you noted with the distraction of the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-11-2019
Replies: 954
Views: 150,642
Posted By coogee
This is near Narooma, Southern...

This is near Narooma, Southern NSW.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7894/40040707663_ca63d59591_c.jpg
Tri-X, XTOL
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-07-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By coogee
Thanks all, I will investigate the suggested...

Thanks all, I will investigate the suggested models a bit more.
I'm thinking 24MP might present a sweet spot but I'll see how 16MP stacks up cost-wise.
I like the idea of a little flexibility in...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-07-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By coogee
Which Sony variant - 'scanning' use only?

I don't currently have a digital camera but I would like something to 'scan' 120 film, darkroom prints and occasionally 35mm film (if my Pakon 135 scanner isn't in the mood)

I have used a Sony a7r...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2019
Replies: 1,006
Views: 366,199
Posted By coogee
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4822/45897400094_91...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4822/45897400094_91de85c5cc_z.jpg

Bronte surfer
MA, HP5+ @1600, XTOL. 50 Summilux v3
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-29-2018
Replies: 2,132
Views: 595,151
Posted By coogee
The seller (a store) has offered me a replacement...

The seller (a store) has offered me a replacement or service to bring 1/200 and 1/500 to Ďwithin half a stop or soí but no 1/1000 as Ďimpossible.í
My other choices are a refund, or to have it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-27-2018
Replies: 2,132
Views: 595,151
Posted By coogee
Thank you both, thatís good to know and what i...

Thank you both, thatís good to know and what i thought should be thr case. Iíll see what my options are to have it serviced
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-27-2018
Replies: 2,132
Views: 595,151
Posted By coogee
Could i ask what is a reasonable expectation on a...

Could i ask what is a reasonable expectation on a IIIf shutter accuracy?

Iím new to LTM and love the handling of the camera but currently 1/1000 is totally blank and 1/500 is heavily banded.

Is it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-16-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 14,477
Posted By coogee
I like Ektar too, especially on cloudier days....

I like Ektar too, especially on cloudier days....
Forum: Olympus RF 12-05-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 11,771
Posted By coogee
XA, Portra...

XA, Portra...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-22-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 3,827
Posted By coogee
Olympus XA2 is my favourite P&S. No focus...

Olympus XA2 is my favourite P&S. No focus required.

I used to love disposable cardboard cameras back in the day of 'drugstore development'.
Forum: Olympus RF 11-20-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 11,771
Posted By coogee
More XA fun, all Superia...

More XA fun, all Superia...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,691
Posted By coogee
A lovely collection Thanks for sharing them :D...

A lovely collection
Thanks for sharing them :D



Thanks. Interesting stuff. The use of lossless compression with high CPU overheads and so on. None of it sounds much like something Ansel Adams...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,691
Posted By coogee
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/849/43225965704_540...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/849/43225965704_54039bd802_c.jpg

Testing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,691
Posted By coogee
Increasing the user experience might have been a...

Increasing the user experience might have been a better first step forward to increasing the user experience.

Flickr themselves still advertise the following on the getPro offering:

Worry free...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,691
Posted By coogee
I use Flickr for family photos, over 10 years, to...

I use Flickr for family photos, over 10 years, to share with my family overseas. All curated into albums, well over 1000 photos. I had a blog originally when i emigrated, Fickr seemed am easier...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,691
Posted By coogee
Doubling the price is quite the move! The cost...

Doubling the price is quite the move!

The cost now opens up a lot more alternatives, I'd be open to finding out what they are, any particular affinity I ever felt towards Flickr is long, long gone,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-29-2018
Replies: 154
Views: 91,313
Posted By coogee
Before I do send this off to the USA - can anyone...

Before I do send this off to the USA - can anyone recommend any trusted service providers for a complete Rolleiflex overhaul who might be able to turn it around a little quicker than 5 months? Thanks.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-29-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 5,470
Posted By coogee
Thanks Chip and thanks OP for sharing. It sounds...

Thanks Chip and thanks OP for sharing. It sounds interesting. I had a Plustek 120 previously and found it reliable once I'd got used to a few little quirks.
Plus it's always really good to hear of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-29-2018
Replies: 154
Views: 91,313
Posted By coogee
My 2.8F shutter blades stuck yesterday. Came from...

My 2.8F shutter blades stuck yesterday. Came from nowhere, (seeming) perfect function to this in the space of one roll. Shutter speed dial went very tight and the shutter fired/blades moved but don't...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-27-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,070
Posted By coogee
I love the meter in the Rollei 35. Perfectly...

I love the meter in the Rollei 35. Perfectly placed for the whole scale focus process.
I don’t tend to use mine with the viewfinder all that much, i prefer just extend the lens, meter, scale and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-25-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 22,220
Posted By coogee
Well, aside from all the lenses (and the aqueduct...

Well, aside from all the lenses (and the aqueduct and the sanitation and...)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-17-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By coogee
We have coal in Australia, legal coal highs.

We have coal in Australia, legal coal highs.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2018
Replies: 456
Views: 65,693
Posted By coogee
Have fun! I love mine, though I've rarely used it...

Have fun! I love mine, though I've rarely used it on a tripod and never with a finder on the back like that. I prefer to push a couple of stops and handhold, keeping my eyes firmly on the bubble...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-17-2018
Replies: 2,012
Views: 606,952
Posted By coogee
Summer sunrise, warm water and soft sand with a...

Summer sunrise, warm water and soft sand with a Tele-Rolleiflex and Fuji Pro 400


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1851/44016670424_d7dd778500_b.jpg...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-13-2018
Replies: 990
Views: 193,634
Posted By coogee
55/4 Distagon, [email protected], XTOL on Ilford...

55/4 Distagon, [email protected], XTOL on Ilford Multigrade FB Matt
Sydney Light rail construction

107694

I'm still working on an improved setup to 'scan' prints using a digital camera.
If I can have them...
Forum: Olympus RF 09-12-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 11,771
Posted By coogee
Portra...

Portra 400
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1789/43438737442_3273c49f3a_z.jpg

HP5
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1815/30030867608_fb603a43fc_z.jpg

FujiPro...
Forum: Olympus RF 09-12-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 11,771
Posted By coogee
HP5+ https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1780/290071459...

HP5+
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1780/29007145937_bb1c334edc_z.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1815/29006979827_6aeccc6da2_z.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-10-2018
Replies: 435
Views: 33,450
Posted By coogee
2.8F,...

2.8F, Tri-X
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/43203406884_14ce77ca6b_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By coogee
The Petapixel article doesn't particularly...

The Petapixel article doesn't particularly clearly articulate that he was probably alone and his 'selfie death' has been inferred from the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-30-2018
Replies: 2,012
Views: 606,952
Posted By coogee
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1877/44314502292_4e...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1877/44314502292_4ed2f3958d_z.jpg

Last rays of an Autumn day. Rolleiwide, Portra 400
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2018
Replies: 353
Views: 23,554
Posted By coogee
1. Rolleiflex 2.8 2. Leica M-A 3. Olympus XA 4....

1. Rolleiflex 2.8
2. Leica M-A
3. Olympus XA
4. Rollei 35
5. SWC/M

#1 and #2 could easily be different variants of the same family of cameras.
#3 could be the XA4, I went with the aperture priority...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-20-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 11,771
Posted By coogee
Another XA fan here. The perfect carry everywhere...

Another XA fan here. The perfect carry everywhere rangefinder.
I remember my complete disappointment when I first saw the MJU type models.

Thank goodness they made millions of the little XA...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,765
Posted By coogee
The adage about knowing the price of everything...

The adage about knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing springs to mind.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-14-2018
Replies: 1,860
Views: 373,821
Posted By coogee
A 3-shot panorama using a Rolleiflex, Ektar 100...

A 3-shot panorama using a Rolleiflex, Ektar 100 and the Panoramic head.
From summer holidays 6 months past despite feeling more like 5 minutes ago.

Merged into a single shot digitally (but only to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-14-2018
Replies: 435
Views: 33,450
Posted By coogee
Rolleiflex 2.8 Planar, Tri-X,...

Rolleiflex 2.8 Planar, Tri-X, Xtol
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1771/42232229274_f5e3f115f6_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,555
Posted By coogee
Thank you, hope it’s all sorted soon enough for...

Thank you, hope it’s all sorted soon enough for you.
Will be a very nice day when you do get it back.
I’d imagine the cost might include a CLA with Leica as well.

I’d be surprised if they...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,555
Posted By coogee
Any hint as to how much that modification costs?...

Any hint as to how much that modification costs? Mine is 0.72 but I only ever use 35 or 50mm.
Sounds like you have previous experience with converting Leica weeks into Earth standard weeks. :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-26-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 3,072
Posted By coogee
I'd like to reskin my Leica MP to be like the...

I'd like to reskin my Leica MP to be like the (Leica) M-A covering.
Does anyone know what covering is similar to that on the M-A?

From the website the options seem to be #4008 Emboss or #4040 Leica...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-16-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,349
Posted By coogee
Mine too. I never ever used a neck strap for a...

Mine too. I never ever used a neck strap for a camera, but a TLR is perfect for a carry handle like this. I canít relate to wearing a camera, i prefer to carry one.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-03-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,264
Posted By coogee
LOL at the picture of that Rover - pure filth! :D

LOL at the picture of that Rover - pure filth! :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 13,692
Posted By coogee
zip Please lengthen your message to at least...

zip



Please lengthen your message to at least 10 characters.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,824
Posted By coogee
I think it's a 5 element...

I think it's a 5 element lens:
https://image.ibb.co/hjpXGx/Blogsonnar135_copia.jpg

Which I found here:
https://dobleobjetivo.blogspot.com.au/2009/10/rollei-tlr-6x6-lenses.html
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,824
Posted By coogee
I have a late 60s Tele (no lens separation.) It's...

I have a late 60s Tele (no lens separation.) It's a nicely balanced setup to hold and use (most frequently for me with the 0.35 Rolleinar and a Hood attached.)

I only tend to use it 'naked' for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,266
Posted By coogee
I started life with Ilfosol 3/HP5 and then moved...

I started life with Ilfosol 3/HP5 and then moved to XTOL. Mostly for the cost, but also the practicality (supply and storage mainly, I was burning through those expensive little bottles of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By coogee
Thanks. for the suggestion but no, I never use...

Thanks. for the suggestion but no, I never use any kind of release buttons.

I'll just hope it is some kind of straightforward mechanical problem with the button itself or what's directly underneath...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By coogee
Thanks. It was the 'something in the mechanism' I...

Thanks. It was the 'something in the mechanism' I was hoping to get some kind of understanding of.

Having a problem in a camera so new gives me pause for thought.

Yes, I can service it (at...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By coogee
Leica MP shutter problem

I've put around 100 rolls through my Leica MP without issue. I purchased the camera second hand approx. 1 year ago.

It has now got a 'resistant shutter release' (I struggle for a better term)

When...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-14-2018
Replies: 154
Views: 91,313
Posted By coogee
I see (from his website) he is now no longer...

I see (from his website) he is now no longer servicing cameras.

Bad timing on my part, having only just discovered he was out there at all.

Anyone else in Sydney (or Australia) currently in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2018
Replies: 1,006
Views: 366,199
Posted By coogee
Having never used a 50mm Summicron v4/v5 (current...

Having never used a 50mm Summicron v4/v5 (current type), could anyone say how it compares to the Summilux 'pre-ASPH'?
The smaller size and 39mm filter appeals and I rarely use f/1.4 but...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-04-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By coogee
MP shutter locks

My Leica MP has started doing something annoying.

On approx shot 30-35, the shutter button becomes impossible to press, locked solid as if the shutter wasn't cocked.

The problem always resolves...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-25-2018
Replies: 404
Views: 30,887
Posted By coogee
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4249/34656280022_e4...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4249/34656280022_e4bf4c8efd_b.jpg
The Parcels Post Office Building, Sydney (SWC, HP5+)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4222/35243958901_d69f15cc14_b.jpg
Spring Street,...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-12-2017
Replies: 547
Views: 138,961
Posted By coogee
I should also add, as someone who looked at loads...

I should also add, as someone who looked at loads of online reviews before buying this camera, not a single one mentioned the negs come out upside down!
Not a big deal and obvious once you've loaded...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-12-2017
Replies: 547
Views: 138,961
Posted By coogee
Mine flares a lot too. I donít have a hood. I see...

Mine flares a lot too. I donít have a hood. I see knock offs on ebay but Iím guessing they mean no filter? Anyone know? My Rollei filters dont have front threads.

I also notice some Rollei 35s...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-11-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,611
Posted By coogee
The camera. A yellow filter. A hood. I really...

The camera. A yellow filter. A hood.
I really wouldn't bother with the rest (if it's optional.)
You'll find the other items slow movers if you want to 'flip' them.

Better to save pennies for a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-06-2017
Replies: 456
Views: 65,693
Posted By coogee
^ I don't know. Hope it's nothing serious...

^ I don't know. Hope it's nothing serious...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2017
Replies: 116
Views: 4,193
Posted By coogee
I develop once i finish the roll, i like the...

I develop once i finish the roll, i like the lifestyle and the security to see what i got and that i did indeed get it. But I’m happy to wait for emotions to settle before printing it to try to be a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 7,046
Posted By coogee
Definitely my MO with a Leica, getting the neg...

Definitely my MO with a Leica, getting the neg straight in the carrier, the paper/easel, Iím never printing absolutely every sq mm of the negative.
I still far prefer a rangefinder for 35mm, grab...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 11-09-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,698
Posted By coogee
Wow. Never knew that one - Google tells me it's...

Wow. Never knew that one - Google tells me it's an EU thing - the European Consumer Rights Directive. There you go, Qs all round!
Of course I will say nothing about the 'B word'.

No such rights...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 11-09-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,698
Posted By coogee
US buyers are very lucky to have this whole...

US buyers are very lucky to have this whole 'change your mind send it back' thing happening. US sellers, maybe not so much!

Everywhere else in the world I've ever lived or traveled, when you buy...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-07-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,055
Posted By coogee
Isn't the M9 problem the sensor 'cover glass',...

Isn't the M9 problem the sensor 'cover glass', rather than the sensor itself?

This clearly goes deeper, much deeper, and its no surprise to find the Russians are involved.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-07-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1,848
Posted By coogee
sorry - bit off topic - as you were...

sorry - bit off topic - as you were...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-30-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 2,976
Posted By coogee
^ 49mm filters also fit inside the hood, the same...

^ 49mm filters also fit inside the hood, the same as Series VII ones.

It's a lens that really really needs that hood too, so popping a filter in there is no big deal to me.


FWIW I don't think...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-27-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,001
Posted By coogee
It’s got to be worth a try. Why on earth own a...

It’s got to be worth a try. Why on earth own a camera like a SWC if you just use a phone when you get such an opportunity?

A beautiful framed homemade print from your 38mm Biogon seems well worth...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-22-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 12,765
Posted By coogee
The SWC is a (relatively) small, supercharged,...

The SWC is a (relatively) small, supercharged, superwide point and shoot, at least that's how I think of mine.

I'd never dream of carrying it around with another body and lens. I just take it out...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-17-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,552
Posted By coogee
If I had money to burn, this would still be way,...

If I had money to burn, this would still be way, way down the list, right at the bottom pretty much. Would a 'blurry camera' be cheaper?

This is slightly more interesting I suppose, from the website...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-02-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 4,541
Posted By coogee
Likewise, thanks for sharing it nick. I had no...

Likewise, thanks for sharing it nick. I had no idea they were in the game, their website gives no hint.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-01-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,355
Posted By coogee
Kudos for backing that up with references! I'll...

Kudos for backing that up with references!
I'll defer to anyone making a living with Leicas.
I already made mine to pay for two of them, I never made enough to buy 7.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-01-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,355
Posted By coogee
Is 'pro' the only route to 'serious'? Haven't...

Is 'pro' the only route to 'serious'?
Haven't Leica always been more pitched towards amateurs, being all about portability?

Why would a 'pro' need 7 cameras?! Are they covering the Olympics?
Leica...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-29-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,633
Posted By coogee
Looking at the shots with the sun in frame it...

Looking at the shots with the sun in frame it looks like the film can't handle it, giving the strange black/blue areas instead of Zone X? Does it destroy that part of the emulsion? Looks like it.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-27-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,652
Posted By coogee
You can always consider using a shipping agent,...

You can always consider using a shipping agent, we have Pack n Send here, let them take care of HTC codes and paperwork.
I have little faith in the postal insurance system and consider high value...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,721
Posted By coogee
^ Since sold. Wasn't me that time! Received the...

^ Since sold. Wasn't me that time!

Received the 2.8C today. Looks great, exactly as described. No surprise dents or anything, everything is smooth to turn.
Will give it a bit of a clean tonight and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-27-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,733
Posted By coogee
Just put your camera equipment up high, kids are...

Just put your camera equipment up high, kids are short.
By the time they're able to climb or build, they'll have had said camera equipment pointed at them ten thousand times and be very familiar...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By coogee
The problem with C-41/E-6 is getting the...

The problem with C-41/E-6 is getting the chemicals shipped, you certainly have more options available in the US than...

I've only been to Tucson once for a few days, really nice City, I liked it a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-18-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,721
Posted By coogee
Thanks Range-rover, definitely my intention. My...

Thanks Range-rover, definitely my intention. My TLRs take me for a walk every weekend and some weeknights if I've been good.

@JPD - I didn't realise (until I hastily read the manual), that they were...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-18-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,721
Posted By coogee
Thanks. I'll try it out in that case and see how...

Thanks. I'll try it out in that case and see how I go.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-18-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,721
Posted By coogee
You take the next one :) Now I have to figure out...

You take the next one :)
Now I have to figure out how to ditch the Rolleikin counter/source a normal replacement.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-18-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,721
Posted By coogee
Thanks, I'll look after this one :)

Thanks, I'll look after this one :)
Forum: Olympus RF 09-15-2017
Replies: 164
Views: 31,846
Posted By coogee
Now I see the thread a bit further down on that...

Now I see the thread a bit further down on that topic, I'll investigate there.

Definitely a sharp enough lens for purpose but I did make the mistake of scanning my first roll alongside some Leica...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-13-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,132
Posted By coogee
Maybe a failed attempt to deal with element...

Maybe a failed attempt to deal with element separation?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-07-2017
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,439,684
Posted By coogee
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4207/35730430765_8d...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4207/35730430765_8d7372cd4f_c.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-05-2017
Replies: 435
Views: 33,450
Posted By coogee
2.8 Planar,...

2.8 Planar, Tri-X
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4335/36621250630_c9039d8eda_c.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-13-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,930
Posted By coogee
Did the bubbles ever actually impact on the...

Did the bubbles ever actually impact on the exposed area of a negative?

If they did (possibly they didn't?) I would just throw these in the recycling and get some different ones. There are those...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2017
Replies: 1,006
Views: 366,199
Posted By coogee
Anyone use a third party focus tab of some kind...

Anyone use a third party focus tab of some kind with this lens? Any good?
I have the v3 version and love it but really miss a focus tab to get rough focus straight up.


...and a picture with the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-03-2017
Replies: 528
Views: 48,497
Posted By coogee
This one made me laugh....

This one made me laugh.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4318/36278720236_657dbb9d63_z.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,526
Posted By coogee
(Dis)location - When you've already got 'the...

(Dis)location - When you've already got 'the spot' and some other thing enters the frame (quite probably making for a better photograph) but possession of 'the spot' clouds this possibility, leading...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-10-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,504
Posted By coogee
I like film for the fact it is a real thing, a...

I like film for the fact it is a real thing, a negative (mainly) and then a print that I made from the negative.

I could make a photograph thing in other ways but I like this way.

That's my "why...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-09-2017
Replies: 932
Views: 225,935
Posted By coogee
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4198/34255962643_2b...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4198/34255962643_2b4c4e0b56.jpg
Messing around at a local Art Museum.
Rolleiflex, HP5+
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-04-2017
Replies: 299
Views: 30,152
Posted By coogee
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2171/32987393686_5a...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2171/32987393686_5a6bf3daec.jpg
Wardrobe malfunction
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,970
Posted By coogee
^ Yes. It was only re: C41 I mentioned Hillvale....

^ Yes. It was only re: C41 I mentioned Hillvale. $5 a roll for that is as about as good as it could possibly get.

I use Rewind for my limited excursions with E6 and it's great value considering it's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,970
Posted By coogee
FWIW, and mail order only for Qld obviously...

FWIW, and mail order only for Qld obviously but...

$7.50 a roll here:
https://rewindphotolab.com.au/services/

And C41 is $5-10 a roll here:
http://hillvale.com.au/pricelist
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 23,482
Posted By coogee
I like 38 and 110 best, 60 fills the middle...

I like 38 and 110 best, 60 fills the middle ground.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-29-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,062
Posted By coogee
I think I'll just stay with my tried and tested...

I think I'll just stay with my tried and tested policy of never ever saying any of these words out loud, it hasn't failed me yet.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,062
Posted By coogee
So phonetically - Role. I. Flecks. ? And whilst...

So phonetically - Role. I. Flecks. ?

And whilst we're on the topic, how are Germans pronouncing "Summilux' and 'Summicron'?
I think it's "Sue Me Lucks and Sue Me Kron'? but could it be 'Sum. Me...'
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-28-2017
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,455
Posted By coogee
Do you have a hood for it? That certainly makes a...

Do you have a hood for it? That certainly makes a big difference with flare if the sun's anywhere in the neighbourhood. This lens gives me wild flare outside with the sun anywhere near the frame, the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-25-2017
Replies: 96
Views: 4,638
Posted By coogee
I'd consider keeping two film bodies over two...

I'd consider keeping two film bodies over two identical lenses. There will be times you have half a roll of something in one and want to use a different film, like you say 36 frames can be a lot to...
Forum: Off Topic 05-16-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 1,981
Posted By coogee
The Government Pension Fund of Norway was what...

The Government Pension Fund of Norway was what immediately sprung to mind reading Corran's simple-minded 'retort'. Honestly, this thread is full of fail. Try an Investment forum?
Forum: Off Topic 05-16-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 1,981
Posted By coogee
Personally I fail to see what this thread is...

Personally I fail to see what this thread is doing on a Rangefinder forum and I absolutely disagree with the above 'reflective of...', how does anything reflect anything about anything, it seems...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-09-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,925
Posted By coogee
Hacked account for sure. Many many different...

Hacked account for sure. Many many different items, all refer to external website where you provide the details for your scam eBay invoice delivery.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-22-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,155
Posted By coogee
I never notice my M2 even has a self timer...

I never notice my M2 even has a self timer (though it does), it certainly never gets in the way of anything. is it purely an aesthetic/collector thing to not want one? You narrow your options a lot...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,348
Posted By coogee
I don't think B&H ship liquid chemistry full stop...

I don't think B&H ship liquid chemistry full stop any more. I hate buying film from them but the cost difference is still so significant.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,348
Posted By coogee
Rewind Photo Lab in Glebe, Sydney appear to stock...

Rewind Photo Lab in Glebe, Sydney appear to stock developer and Dev only is $7.50 a roll. E6/C41/BW.
Otherwise I've used Vanbar for chemistry but any alternatives are very welcome.
Forum: Travel 03-21-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,341
Posted By coogee
This looks like it could be a potential show...

This looks like it could be a potential show stopper flying from Australasia into the UK as all the flights go through Dubai these days. I think? I saw Emirates on a list but Qantas not? - since they...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-14-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2,269
Posted By coogee
I would have thought there were quite a few...

I would have thought there were quite a few "serious" manufacturers releasing new film cameras, especially (but not only) in larger formats but perhaps you are thinking they are not serious or (more...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-08-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,229
Posted By coogee
It all sounds like a bit of a straw man, this...

It all sounds like a bit of a straw man, this most/because/regardless.

FWIW I think most of us live in cities because it's the only way to make a crust but still take pictures regardless.

I'd...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-23-2017
Replies: 528
Views: 48,497
Posted By coogee
Go No Go, Portra...

Go No Go, Portra 400
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/275/31266288640_24cfddf496_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,522
Posted By coogee
I'd choose shutter speed and run with the premise...

I'd choose shutter speed and run with the premise that aperture/focus were fixed somewhere reasonable (and with the assumption it was a film camera with a short-term fixed ISO that could still be...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-15-2017
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,455
Posted By coogee
I tended to just use it for architecture which...

I tended to just use it for architecture which maybe isn't its strength.

Steel House, Palm Springs
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/338/31009447384_8f85f791a3_b.jpg

Bruce, Temecula area...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2017
Replies: 8,958
Views: 875,086
Posted By coogee
A 28mm finder.

A 28mm finder.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-29-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,477
Posted By coogee
I had an M240 once where someone had done...

I had an M240 once where someone had done something similar, sandpapering around the edges of the top plate. It's like a fascinating history of an object that peels off to reveal a boring story of an...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-29-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,866
Posted By coogee
I had a moment to grab a few phone pictures of...

I had a moment to grab a few phone pictures of how mine is looking (2yrs 3months.) Not amazing really. None of my other bags fell to bits like this, but then I probably don't use them as...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,866
Posted By coogee
I've used it as an everyday bag and it's been...

I've used it as an everyday bag and it's been round the world twice in that time, so I've got good use out of it.
The canvas just wore away on the base and around where the strap fabric connects....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-27-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,866
Posted By coogee
I have had the Domke F5XB, the canvas one, for 2...

I have had the Domke F5XB, the canvas one, for 2 years and 3 months.
Perfect little bag for 2 M bodies, or M plus a couple of lenses and a few other odds and ends.
Unfortunately mine is now pretty...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By coogee
Seems like heading towards the logic of having a...

Seems like heading towards the logic of having a totally sealed canister like 110 film?

I'm no engineer - but with a non-battery dependent camera, wouldn't you be introducing a higher potential for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-23-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,486
Posted By coogee
Haha, I have a Film leader retriever available...

Haha, I have a Film leader retriever available for purchase, Mint condition.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-22-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,486
Posted By coogee
Rewind, take it out, write the number, put it...

Rewind, take it out, write the number, put it away, put it back in, advance the number with lens cap on, 1 more for luck?
Sounds like some evil plan to avoid buying more cameras.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-22-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,486
Posted By coogee
@OP. I would brush up on the Sunny 16 rule and...

@OP. I would brush up on the Sunny 16 rule and maybe consider using a yellow or CPL filter.
Or have a look at the ultimate exposure calculator too.

For 35mm format use (and the reduced control over...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-05-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,734
Posted By coogee
I look forward to the 'M10' just being, whatever...

I look forward to the 'M10' just being, whatever it is. I mean it already is what it is somewhere, assuming the forthcoming announcement actually is it.

LOL if it's another Q or something being...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-05-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,734
Posted By coogee
Some of those 'vanities' seem quite tied to the M...

Some of those 'vanities' seem quite tied to the M mount and its lenses.
The >o< exposure indicator, framelines, basic body shape.

I like the battery compartment personally, no fragile hinged doors...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-30-2016
Replies: 375
Views: 53,766
Posted By coogee
Tramway Gas Station, Palm Springs. CA (Albert...

Tramway Gas Station, Palm Springs. CA
(Albert Frey, Robson C. Chambers. 1965)
https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5614/31733444171_535e5a09cf_b.jpg
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 12-15-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,802
Posted By coogee
Always love your work Allen and enjoyed the...

Always love your work Allen and enjoyed the linked article.
Congratulations on the deserved recognition.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 24,014
Posted By coogee
Seems to fit your wish...

Seems to fit your wish list...
http://www.fotopia.com.hk/#!product/showAjax/62/Leica%20MP%20-%20a%20la%20carte
(except chrome not black paint)

FWIW, as an owner of an MP and an M2, I'd just keep the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-13-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,316
Posted By coogee
I snug my Hasselblad 203FE in mine, laid flat...

I snug my Hasselblad 203FE in mine, laid flat with back, 80FE and hood fittted. Just fits, with another back and light meter in the front pockets.

Would a Rolleiflex fit standing up, or is it...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 12-05-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By coogee
Hmm, not to worry.

Hmm, not to worry.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2016
Replies: 770
Views: 178,643
Posted By coogee
https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5327/30608490750_a67...

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5327/30608490750_a6729d8c5f_b.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5503/30608511640_68f02b2157_b.jpg
Winter on Coogee beach, Ektar
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-15-2016
Replies: 98
Views: 6,406
Posted By coogee
...and the standard black focus tab and caps i'd...

...and the standard black focus tab and caps i'd guess. $8950 only stretches so far.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-22-2016
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,455
Posted By coogee
Just discovering this lens myself... I like it!...

Just discovering this lens myself... I like it!
Just using a 48->49mm step up ring and filter for now.

http://s10.postimg.org/hritq91ax/16098_160908_0024.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2016
Replies: 1,006
Views: 366,199
Posted By coogee
Very nice William, and 'Body and soul' at the top...

Very nice William, and 'Body and soul' at the top of the page too.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/2/1475/25999326470_46c5351aed_b.jpg
50 Summilux v3 (#11623), HP5+, Yellow filter
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-18-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 4,797
Posted By coogee
I think of some of these camera equipment sale...

I think of some of these camera equipment sale cliches along the lines of those seen in real estate. Like 'comfortable' means 'tiny' and so on.

'Beloved' in this context means 'below average...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-15-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 9,133
Posted By coogee
The alignment of the frames for 6x6 scanning is a...

The alignment of the frames for 6x6 scanning is a definite problem to me.
I use Vuescan. I gave up ever getting 3 squares. I just take one square (Frame 1) then two cropped frames. If I try to scan...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-14-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,505
Posted By coogee
I'd take the M6/35mm and leave the iphone at...

I'd take the M6/35mm and leave the iphone at home.

the iphone seems like by far the greatest distraction from the ethos of 'enjoying the experience' - but it simply 'may not be possible'.

bon...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By coogee
Exactly what I did last night, force of habit...

Exactly what I did last night, force of habit from B&W development!

Stabilizer is more than just Photoflo right? I can't just use Photoflo instead, rather than in addition to, Stab (I'm guessing it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By coogee
How about one roll of Kodak 35mm Technical Pan...

How about one roll of Kodak 35mm Technical Pan 09/89 (!!) with Technicdol...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-12-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,194
Posted By coogee
Congrats! I too think the 'shutter shock' issue...

Congrats! I too think the 'shutter shock' issue is hugely overstated. As a relatively cheap 'digital back' to just about any lens you like, I think the a7r is a great deal. It's only a shame it too...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-07-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 5,725
Posted By coogee
Nice job! Can I revisit exactly what you have on...

Nice job! Can I revisit exactly what you have on there?
Is it
A Kodak 42mm Series VI slip on adaptor
then
44-49mm Step up Ring (44mm thread fits Series VI right?)
then
49mm filter

Thanks. Think...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,921
Posted By coogee
LOL. The whole series of shots did remind me more...

LOL. The whole series of shots did remind me more than a little of the recently finished season of the TV show Veep and the POTUS thoughts on leaving office - "I don't even remember how to drive, now...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,921
Posted By coogee
They seem a nicely captured range of shots of...

They seem a nicely captured range of shots of someone just being someone. Not so political anyway, just some great little moments with none of the austere tones of high office. Man kisses wife, man...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-19-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By coogee
I always liked this...

I always liked this one
http://hostmetro.xva.me/max-dupain/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/P0oQzZglRwdAl0MVdpl1YC4P1B3J5G7zIQuZEIl0JQA.jpg

I don't think that link above showcases a lot of his better...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,552
Posted By coogee
My MP rewind is rock solid. I twist, the film...

My MP rewind is rock solid. I twist, the film rewinds a little. If I let go, nothing happens. Takes me about 50 little twists to rewind a 36 exposure roll.

I much prefer this rewind to the M7 where...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,421
Posted By coogee
DD-X is what I use now, given limited choices...

DD-X is what I use now, given limited choices that there are here in Australia, it seems good enough/cheap enough for me.

Is there any way to identify when DD-X is on the way out? It doesn't change...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,327
Posted By coogee
I just developed a roll using brown Ilfosol-3,...

I just developed a roll using brown Ilfosol-3, stupid me. :(
The entire film is 100% blank, not even a hint of development.

I'm 100% certain the Ilfosol 3 was brown and that I used dev, stop, fix...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-20-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,815
Posted By coogee
The portrait on the steps looks very ungainly and...

The portrait on the steps looks very ungainly and awkward to my eye, when she is only halfway up she is neither up nor down.

I don't find the subjects charming and I'm not at all charmed by these...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-20-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 33,687
Posted By coogee
Thanks for all the posts, really helpful and...

Thanks for all the posts, really helpful and continues to be an interesting discussion on the merits of all the options, all of which are pretty damn great really.

Yes, 'piece of junk' is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-19-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 33,687
Posted By coogee
Let me help give this one a gentle push back into...

Let me help give this one a gentle push back into the light. :angel:
Any original posters from the thread still around and have updated opinions?

I'm interested in a 35 Lux pre ASPH and wondered if...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-24-2015
Replies: 1,751
Views: 284,837
Posted By coogee
#55 https://farm1.staticflickr.com/283/20334626216...

#55
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/283/20334626216_8cea6ec09d_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-24-2015
Replies: 213
Views: 33,079
Posted By coogee
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/675/22897697375_96a...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/675/22897697375_96ae1cc01f_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-24-2015
Replies: 770
Views: 178,643
Posted By coogee
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/382/20172618409_5d6...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/382/20172618409_5d663824ae_b.jpg
Coogee Beach
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-24-2015
Replies: 178
Views: 33,067
Posted By coogee
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5815/22581293213_e8...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5815/22581293213_e87f8a331e_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-24-2015
Replies: 1,431
Views: 195,750
Posted By coogee
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/734/22858282652_954...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/734/22858282652_9548bf9f99_b.jpg
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