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Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-10-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,781
Posted By blue4130
Even the cheapest gt1030 will do 8k resolution @...

Even the cheapest gt1030 will do 8k resolution @ 60hz. Modern graphics cards have gotten really good, albeit very expensive.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-10-2017
Replies: 389
Views: 156,192
Posted By blue4130
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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2016
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-13-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,600
Posted By blue4130
It depends entirely on the mood of the official...

It depends entirely on the mood of the official working that day. It's the reason why I have yet to have my Leica's stiff rewind fixed. (it was stiff when we met up in Tokyo spring of 2015 - still...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2016
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
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Forum: Travel 06-23-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,662
Posted By blue4130
I only shoot 400 speed film. I bought a cheap 3...

I only shoot 400 speed film. I bought a cheap 3 stop ND filter that is light and since I only shoot B&W, I don't worry about a color cast from it. Gives me many more options when shooting.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2016
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7284/27717447431_464...

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Forum: Travel 06-20-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 2,973
Posted By blue4130
I need to go back there. These photos make me...

I need to go back there. These photos make me nostalgic for my last trip there in 2008. But I think I'll wait for better weather. Too hot for me ;)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,980
Posted By blue4130
I bought a GT-X970 (the V750 version) and it had...

I bought a GT-X970 (the V750 version) and it had everything that the western v750 had. All the film holders and software (Japanese). Be warned, I may be missing something, but on mine when I tried to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2016
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7082/27652808166_919...

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-03-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 7,943
Posted By blue4130
Almost everything on my blog / flickr from the...

Almost everything on my blog / flickr from the past 6 years is either Tri-x or Pan400. I made the switch to use pan 400 exclusively about 2 years ago. Love it. Cheap, fool proof and pushes well.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-31-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By blue4130
Strange Leitz Cam, What is it?

So I came across this camera shell on an auction site in China. The seller has no information about it, he seems to be a clearing house for used stuff. It's stamped Leitz, and I am guessing it is...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-28-2016
Replies: 389
Views: 156,192
Posted By blue4130
https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7338/27233624101_87d...

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-17-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,975
Posted By blue4130
Yes, These were scanned on an epson v750 with the...

Yes, These were scanned on an epson v750 with the standard holders.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-17-2016
Replies: 213
Views: 24,091
Posted By blue4130
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7781/27038716036_eb...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-17-2016
Replies: 108
Views: 69,084
Posted By blue4130
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7781/27038716036_eb...

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,883
Posted By blue4130
It was a great film for 4x5. Reciprocity was...

It was a great film for 4x5. Reciprocity was pretty bad, but it was cheap and performed well otherwise.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-17-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,975
Posted By blue4130
Hey Keith, It was Fuji pro160NS. Great film, too...

Hey Keith, It was Fuji pro160NS. Great film, too bad it was made by a company that hates film. :(
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-17-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,975
Posted By blue4130
I also use mine for street/travel. The weight can...

I also use mine for street/travel. The weight can be killer, but the pictures are fantastic.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5639/20987378133_d710047bfb_o.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,883
Posted By blue4130
They have indeed shut up shop. They initially...

They have indeed shut up shop. They initially said that they were moving the factory and that they would reopen, but that is no longer the case. Good bye cheap 4x5 film.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2016
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7001/26733728761_7a...

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Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,031
Posted By blue4130
It looks like a simple case of bromide...

It looks like a simple case of bromide drag.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=bromide+drag&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=HSAcV9uvAseEgAb15YeYBA
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 5,355
Posted By blue4130
My lizard? Thats from Cameraleather.comBUT it was...

My lizard? Thats from Cameraleather.comBUT it was a more than one year waiting/emailing/praying game to get it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 5,355
Posted By blue4130
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8345/8178163734_866e...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8345/8178163734_866e2cc560_b.jpg

Uh oh, Where did I park my Hornet?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2016
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,471
Posted By blue4130
Hey Tom, remember me asking you about my...

Hey Tom, remember me asking you about my difficult rewinding M2 when we were in Tokyo last year? Yes, well I never did send it in for a CLA. I didn't want to be without a camera, so this weekend I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2016
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1685/25614663656_11...

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Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-27-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,076
Posted By blue4130
Repainted soviet lens for a good laugh

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.1.h8sINy&id=526535926342&ns=1&abbucket=3#detail

Repaint it, give it a new name and charge $1500 USD. Somehow I don't think this will sell too quickly.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2016
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1507/25098532121_93...

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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-19-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,163
Posted By blue4130
I just picked up a Sirui w2204 carbon fiber and...

I just picked up a Sirui w2204 carbon fiber and benro ballhead for use with my 4x5. I opted for it because it has o-rings in the leg locks to make it waterproof. Not sure how big of a deal it is, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2016
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1563/25048156596_d8...

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Forum: Nikon RF 02-03-2016
Replies: 443
Views: 168,052
Posted By blue4130
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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2016
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1493/24495804670_dc...

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By blue4130
I did six months around the world with over 100...

I did six months around the world with over 100 rolls of Arista premium 400 (Tri-x rebranded) a few years back. Half of the trip was South East Asia in the hot and dry season. I didn't worry about...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-02-2016
Replies: 213
Views: 24,091
Posted By blue4130
Absolutely love that first shot!

Absolutely love that first shot!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2016
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
So now that I am done with my Bangladesh set of...

So now that I am done with my Bangladesh set of photos, on to more of my mundane life stuff. Enjoy the portraits.

Leica M2, Nikkor 50...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2015
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5772/23134684440_4f...

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-26-2015
Replies: 1,687
Views: 429,243
Posted By blue4130
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/748/21697323051_7f0...

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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-25-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 956
Posted By blue4130
Leica M2 screw size?

Does anyone happen to know what size screws are used to hold he body shell and guts together on an M2. I can see four screws in the front, but I have no way to measure them. Size and TPI is what I am...
Forum: Travel 12-19-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,281
Posted By blue4130
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5764/23772915651_ec...

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Forum: Travel 11-30-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,281
Posted By blue4130
Unless people object, I am going to keep posting...

Unless people object, I am going to keep posting these...

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Forum: Travel 11-26-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,281
Posted By blue4130
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/571/23224407312_e6f...

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Forum: Travel 11-15-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,281
Posted By blue4130
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/723/22653867129_e02...

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2015
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/708/23045934675_34c...

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Forum: Travel 10-25-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,281
Posted By blue4130
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5708/22286568029_3e...

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Forum: Travel 10-17-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,281
Posted By blue4130
Oh and a little background on the gear... The...

Oh and a little background on the gear...

The color was a Pentax 67 with a 105mm f2.4 shooting Fuji 160NS

The b&w was a Leica M2 with a Nikkor 50 1.4 and a voigtlander 35 1.4 on Ilford Pan 400.
Forum: Travel 10-17-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,281
Posted By blue4130
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5639/21872311730_d0...

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Forum: Travel 10-17-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,281
Posted By blue4130
Bangladesh Photos

This spring I had a 9 day holiday in Bangladesh. As luck would have it, after I booked my tickets and before I arrived, the country erupted into a little bit of chaos. The former government decided...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-12-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By blue4130
Jon, You are the man. Ill give this a shot this...

Jon, You are the man. Ill give this a shot this weekend.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-12-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By blue4130
Broken Canon 85mm f1.9 - help

So I had this lens sitting in my bag one day while I was out and about. I don't recall bumping or dropping my bag extra hard, but when I go home and pulled out the lens, some of the aperture blades...
Forum: Travel 09-29-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,265
Posted By blue4130
I traveled with 100 rolls a couple years ago. I...

I traveled with 100 rolls a couple years ago. I taped the plastic containers in groups of 5 in a straight line alternating cap up and cap down. Worked good, was able to save space in my bag and it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,925
Posted By blue4130
https://igcdn-photos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-x...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,925
Posted By blue4130
<sigh> I would also love to get a Nakaya but the...

<sigh> I would also love to get a Nakaya but the funds just aren't there. I did just order two Ranga 4c's in Eye Dropper form... Maybe I can experiment with turning one into a urushi lacquer pen...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2015
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5738/20989146066_fc...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5738/20989146066_fc27e6287d_o.jpg

On the train to Sapa Vietnam. Leica M2, Voigtlander 35 1.4.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2015
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5757/20643043711_42...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5757/20643043711_42332e0f2f_o.jpg

Kathy in Beijing.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-12-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,925
Posted By blue4130
Adam, The black is just Pilot standard Black. The...

Adam, The black is just Pilot standard Black. The red is A chinese Brand called "Hero" (same as the pen) It is a tad light for my tastes. I had to lay it on REAL thick to get any decent color out of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2015
Replies: 786
Views: 115,159
Posted By blue4130
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https://...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-10-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,925
Posted By blue4130
http://www.photogeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/08...

http://www.photogeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/pen2.jpg

http://www.photogeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/pen6.jpg

Nothing fancy. It's a Chinese Hero that cost me 30 rmb. It writes (or draws)...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2015
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/507/20080388180_665...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/507/20080388180_6655c996db_o.jpg

Leica M2, Nikkor 50 1.4. My dream lens.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2015
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
Thanks, she is a friends daughter and has no end...

Thanks, she is a friends daughter and has no end of attitude. Both good and bad :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2015
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3742/19937210858_67...

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Leica M2, Nikkor 50 1.4, Arista Premium 400.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2015
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/302/19709718440_7af...

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Tiffany after nap time.
Leica M2, Arista Premium and Nikkor 50 1.4.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-16-2015
Replies: 389
Views: 156,192
Posted By blue4130
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/397/18913931543_526...

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-26-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,851
Posted By blue4130
I've been doing a fair bit of flying over the...

I've been doing a fair bit of flying over the past year and from what I see, many airlines don't weigh the carry on and often don't measure. I have seen many times, people visibly grunting as they...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2015
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5466/17217751996_a0...

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2015
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7695/17113313946_f5...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7695/17113313946_f5f3bfbb1e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/s5fd21)trip2014c227 (https://flic.kr/p/s5fd21) by blue4130 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By blue4130
Eric, is there a better large format website to...

Eric, is there a better large format website to go to? I am not up on all the places and appreciate any new sites.

Kuzano, that is the one I mean. Are there other large format forums worth reading?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By blue4130
Large Format Forum down?

So the two main photo sites that I read are this one and large format forum. But I have not been able to get onto LFF for some time now. Anyone know if it is just me or did something happen to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-07-2015
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7679/17069603712_e9...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7679/17069603712_e9d18f90bb_o.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-01-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By blue4130
It is most likely under-exposure of the...

It is most likely under-exposure of the negatives. What you are probably seeing is the result of the scanner trying to salvage the photo. Can you take a snap of the negative? Do the grainy shots look...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2015
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7594/16964860732_cc...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7594/16964860732_cc40c60fd3_o.jpg
Miki in Beijing. Leica M2, Nikkor 50 1.4 s.c. Arista premium 400 in d-76 1:1 for 10 minutes.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2015
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,471
Posted By blue4130
Off to Bangladesh for the Spring Festival...

Off to Bangladesh for the Spring Festival holiday. My camera kit for the trip. As always, I have my M2 with Nikkor 50 1.4 and voigtlander 35 1.4. New to the trip mix is the Pentax 67 with 105 2.4....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-15-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 11,932
Posted By blue4130
I have ordered twice from Morgan. First one...

I have ordered twice from Morgan. First one arrived with no problem, the second took a year and MANY emails and finally a paypal letter before it was sent.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-01-2015
Replies: 443
Views: 168,052
Posted By blue4130
Here are a couple flowers with the 1.4 on a Leica...

Here are a couple flowers with the 1.4 on a Leica M2. Arista Premium 400 in D76 1:1. Beijing...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-01-2015
Replies: 389
Views: 156,192
Posted By blue4130
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8681/16314705646_bc...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8681/16314705646_bcafedc2a5_o.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8665/15842075776_09896d5633_o.jpg

Here are a couple recent shots. Top is 210mm bottom is 150mm on a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-01-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 4,399
Posted By blue4130
This is where I would start looking / pointing...

This is where I would start looking / pointing techs to. If it was filled with oil, how can the glue be expected to stick properly? Oil can penetrate the pores of the metal and anything else inside,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7516/16038220075_b6...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7516/16038220075_b67e04cb72_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-11-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8615/15996580302_74...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8615/15996580302_746efb6be6_b.jpg

Leica M2, Nikkor 50mm 1.4 s.c, Arista Premium 400. Kate in Beijing.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-09-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,145
Posted By blue4130
I wouldn't jump to conclusions. Just because the...

I wouldn't jump to conclusions. Just because the website is down doesn't mean that they went out of business. Many companies set up websites and then see them as an afterthought and never maintain...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-07-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,681
Posted By blue4130
The camera doesn't know that the film is pushed,...

The camera doesn't know that the film is pushed, it thinks it is a 800 speed film (if you recode the cassette) Shoot it as if you loaded an actual store bought 800 asa roll and shoot away. The only...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-16-2014
Replies: 1,687
Views: 429,243
Posted By blue4130
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3883/15182048699_8e...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3883/15182048699_8e882ae398_b.jpg

I picked up a 6x7 MLU recently and this was the result from one of the first rolls. Handheld, Fuji 160, 105mm 2.4 I think I was @...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-27-2014
Replies: 443
Views: 168,052
Posted By blue4130
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3948/15455594487_ab...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3948/15455594487_abec9fca09_o.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3940/15454928629_22c6292a28_o.jpg

Here are a couple from Hangzhou China. Leica M2 and Arista Premium...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-16-2014
Replies: 288
Views: 50,580
Posted By blue4130
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7062/13188796715_ea...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7062/13188796715_ea6655aa85_o.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 10-14-2014
Replies: 443
Views: 168,052
Posted By blue4130
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5608/15532103141_a0...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5608/15532103141_a0f7f89f11_o.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5611/15348173479_6e42f56152_o.jpg

A couple from my last trip to Tian Du City near Hangzhou China....
Forum: Travel 09-27-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,791
Posted By blue4130
Check out 9days for an idea on pricing....

Check out 9days for an idea on pricing. http://www.9days.hk/shop/

I go to HK a few times a year and I have only bought one lens while there. The prices were just not that attractive. Electronics on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-23-2014
Replies: 786
Views: 115,159
Posted By blue4130
I am also heading to Hanoi again for a week in...

I am also heading to Hanoi again for a week in October. Maybe I'll get in touch for a beer.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-15-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By blue4130
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7168/6520757775_d9c...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7168/6520757775_d9c0220fec_o.jpg

've been there. Parts of it are really nice, others are less so ;/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5568/15020329118_fc...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5568/15020329118_fc301c2194_b.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5555/15020216470_b741793dda_o.jpg

Two more of Miki in Beijing. As always, taken with my M2 and Nikkor...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-10-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,109
Posted By blue4130
I don't see how see how this differs from the...

I don't see how see how this differs from the Instax 210. Both have the same picture size, same 95mm lens, seem to be the same everything. Maybe I am missing something?!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 18,583
Posted By blue4130
Kanto Camera seems to get high praise. I've been...

Kanto Camera seems to get high praise. I've been tempted to try them, but can never justify the cost involved.

http://www.kanto-cs.co.jp/english/index_english.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5575/15135067911_1f...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5575/15135067911_1fde4173b5_o.jpg

Miki in the trees. Beijing.
Leica M2, Nikkor 50mm 1.4 s.c. Arista Premium 400.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-27-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3874/14866653008_71...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3874/14866653008_7198f4a232_o.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5563/15030245006_1e8b946767_o.jpg

Emily Up top, Lulu down below. Both shot on a Leica M2 with a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By blue4130
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3853/14858030202_49...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3853/14858030202_494f14a42c_o.jpg

I have always had to tweak stuff in Photoshop when using my Epson V330. Here is a quick side by side. On the left is with auto-tone...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,619
Posted By blue4130
What lenses are you using? I have this problem...

What lenses are you using? I have this problem when I use a LTM 35mm with a Chinese adapter. When I use a different adapter, problem goes away.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5590/14770385056_7b...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5590/14770385056_7bfd2b03fb_o.jpg

Joanna - Leica M2 Nikkor 50mm 1.4 s.c and Arista Premium 400 dev'd in D76 1:1
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-30-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,340
Posted By blue4130
And by putting the tape between the lens and the...

And by putting the tape between the lens and the adapter, he is effectively changing the thickness of the adapter. (Or more simply, he is not screwing the lens all the way into the adapter - thus...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3900/14753660051_44...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3900/14753660051_44459943b6_c.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5558/14753663041_6ab668ec63_b.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3857/14756508792_bc6dc4b337_c.jpg

So...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5576/14725030942_c7...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5576/14725030942_c736631a57_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2014
Replies: 786
Views: 115,159
Posted By blue4130
I hope it's ok if I post a couple here as well....

I hope it's ok if I post a couple here as well. It's a fun place to visit with a...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-20-2014
Replies: 443
Views: 168,052
Posted By blue4130
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2900/14675322306_5a...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2900/14675322306_5a76261026_o.jpg

My all-time favorite lens. I keep thinking that I would be happier if I have a current Leica 50 summicron in silver. Then I look at...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-17-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 11,721
Posted By blue4130
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2882/10554705926_8b...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2882/10554705926_8ba41e98f4_o.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5530/10554745984_a3077e9427_o.jpg

Both in Koh Rong Cambodia. Shot on a Leica M2 with a Nikkor 50mm...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-08-2014
Replies: 324
Views: 33,699
Posted By blue4130
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3866/14186184529_33...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3866/14186184529_33f361798e_o.jpg

Miki on the swings at Crab Island.
Leica M2 with a voigtlander 35 1.4 shot on Arista Premium 400 developed in D76...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,644
Posted By blue4130
Hmmm, not my style. Looks a tad tall and adds a...

Hmmm, not my style. Looks a tad tall and adds a bit too much bulk on the sides.

BUT great initiative. DIY is the way to go. Most people don't have the drive to do something like this.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,231
Posted By blue4130
They are great, but I wish there was some tight...

They are great, but I wish there was some tight surf shots. With a 500 f4 you had the reach, didn't you? (I have never shot surfing before, so I could be wrong)

As a frequent traveler I pack light....
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-31-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 10,470
Posted By blue4130
You could also use ND filters to get the shutter...

You could also use ND filters to get the shutter speed down, then just use a stronger flash setting to compensate for the ND.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 12,322
Posted By blue4130
So the "new" M-A is really just the reissue MP...

So the "new" M-A is really just the reissue MP "Classic" that was made for the Chinese market a few years back, right? Only in silver instead of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-20-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By blue4130
Most of the shops near the tourist areas stopped...

Most of the shops near the tourist areas stopped carrying film. You will probably have to go to WuKeSong Camera mall. It is a mega-camera mall in between Subway Line 1 and line 6 on the west side of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2872/13425039764_9b...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2872/13425039764_9b3f7aa2f5_o.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 03-16-2014
Replies: 443
Views: 168,052
Posted By blue4130
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7221/13189107624_de...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7221/13189107624_de613d9813_o.jpg

Anhui China. I will repeat myself. I love this lens. If anyone sees me selling it, slap me.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,056
Posted By blue4130
It could be the way you cut film. If I cut...

It could be the way you cut film. If I cut through a sprocket hole and try to load, then it binds on the ball bearing. Two ways to fix this, cut between sprocket holes or take the ball bearings out...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-28-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2809/12848879105_38e...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2809/12848879105_38ed9cc621_o.jpg

One more from the wedding. Leica M2, Nikkor 50 1.4 s.c Arista Premium 400. Really wish I had a better scanner. Loosing detail in the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-25-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 10,037
Posted By blue4130
I had a discussion about this with a digital guy...

I had a discussion about this with a digital guy that wanted a meter. He was really gung-ho to get one as he is into whatever the latest tech toy is. I, on the other hand, have a problem spending...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
It is some Chinese brand of D-76 that I get on...

It is some Chinese brand of D-76 that I get on TaoBao for 1.25 yuan for 250ml packet. Been using it for years without any problems. (knock on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5523/12589236543_f91...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5523/12589236543_f9181c061b_o.jpg

Leica M2, Arista Premium 400, Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 @ 1.4. Souped in Chinese D76 1:1 for 11 minutes. Scanned on my crappy Epson V330.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-15-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 5,335
Posted By blue4130
It could be that you have the incorrect bulb for...

It could be that you have the incorrect bulb for the enlarger. Using a brighter (higher watt)bulb would cause the exposure time problems that you are having. You should not have to resort to using a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7418/12408848914_9f3...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7418/12408848914_9f32759461_o.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 01-30-2014
Replies: 443
Views: 168,052
Posted By blue4130
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3673/12201352033_c8e...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3673/12201352033_c8ebf9d6ee_o.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5504/12201103335_c031e2e96f_o.jpg

Cropped the first shot, second is full negative. Developed in D76...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3771/12201099655_520...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3771/12201099655_5203c09b61_o.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3698/12201518304_827b62be4d_o.jpg

A couple of Miki taken in Hong Cun Anhui. Shot on Arista Premium 400...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-21-2014
Replies: 294
Views: 76,631
Posted By blue4130
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3670/12068652763_5af...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3670/12068652763_5af98f5f85_o.jpg
Miki - Anhui China
Leica M2 Voigtlander 35 1.4 Arista Premium 400
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-21-2013
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
Not too sure, shot this almost a year ago. Just...

Not too sure, shot this almost a year ago. Just getting to editing it now. I would guess close to wide open. Maybe f2.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-21-2013
Replies: 443
Views: 168,052
Posted By blue4130
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5488/11479132585_9ed...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5488/11479132585_9ed998b9ea_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7296/11479148564_05eea7b154_o.jpg

A couple from my 50 1.4 shot on Ektar 100 wide open.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-21-2013
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5488/11479132585_9ed...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5488/11479132585_9ed998b9ea_b.jpg

Alison - Leica M2 Nikkor 50 1.4 Ektar 100. Somewhere in Thailand.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-08-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,460
Posted By blue4130
It's bromide drag caused by your agitation method...

It's bromide drag caused by your agitation method and/or developer. Change up both and you should be ok.

http://photo.net/black-and-white-photo-film-processing-forum/00HYru
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-05-2013
Replies: 82
M9?
Views: 8,567
Posted By blue4130
I did six months around the world with about half...

I did six months around the world with about half of it in Asia last year, film only. That would be my vote.
See some of my stuff here...
http://www.photogeek.ca
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-28-2013
Replies: 389
Views: 156,192
Posted By blue4130
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5489/9313990152_6734...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5489/9313990152_6734a7219a_o.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2827/9872081145_0e40cbb9bd_o.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3731/9872094406_153c2b2511_o.jpg

Three...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-27-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,044
Posted By blue4130
http://www.iogear.com/product/GUWH104KIT/ Wireles...

http://www.iogear.com/product/GUWH104KIT/

Wireless USB. It's a legacy product, not sure why. Maybe USB via wireless was crap.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-27-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,044
Posted By blue4130
I'd grab a wheeled cart to put the scanner on....

I'd grab a wheeled cart to put the scanner on. Having to walk across the room each time you need to change a negative or picture would get old very fast in my opinion. Scanning is too hands-on and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-25-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 5,066
Posted By blue4130
There is also 9days. I picked up a lens from them...

There is also 9days. I picked up a lens from them last year and they were great to deal with.

http://www.9days.hk/
Forum: Nikon RF 11-19-2013
Replies: 443
Views: 168,052
Posted By blue4130
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7402/10943598103_d62...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7402/10943598103_d62c5727c5_o.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7403/10943346005_87e301f8d5_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-19-2013
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7402/10943598103_d62...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7402/10943598103_d62c5727c5_o.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7403/10943346005_87e301f8d5_b.jpg

A couple of Miki, hanging out in the bamboo in Beijing. Leica M2,...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-13-2013
Replies: 443
Views: 168,052
Posted By blue4130
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5531/10837765813_30c...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5531/10837765813_30c5c4f15c_o.jpg

The more I use this lens, the more I love it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-05-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 4,791
Posted By blue4130
How long are you leaving them under the books? I...

How long are you leaving them under the books? I was having a curling problem, but a week under 50 lbs of books does the trick.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-29-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,474
Posted By blue4130
There is a thread for this lens....

There is a thread for this lens.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33446

It has both the LTM and S mount versions though. Great thread.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-25-2013
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
Thanks. I've been meaning to make it down to...

Thanks. I've been meaning to make it down to Shanghai and get in touch. I am an avid viewer of your blog as well. You always have the most interesting lenses. (and I am insanely jealous of your F1...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2013
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3717/10457773886_968...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3717/10457773886_9684e66caa_b.jpg

On a train somewhere in Germany.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 6,886
Posted By blue4130
I spent the first six months of this year on a...

I spent the first six months of this year on a trip that took me from Beijing, to Canada, to Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and back to China.

I took a Leica M2,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-15-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5,059
Posted By blue4130
http://www.flickr.com/groups/lucky_film/discuss/72...

http://www.flickr.com/groups/lucky_film/discuss/72157628396467491/

http://www.flickr.com/groups/lucky_film/discuss/72157618643448437/

Here are two links to support my hypothesis.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-14-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5,059
Posted By blue4130
You were shooting Chinese Lucky film in 120...

You were shooting Chinese Lucky film in 120 format, I presume? If so, it is well known that quality control in lax and there are many examples of this exact problem happening.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-04-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 6,596
Posted By blue4130
I am all for paid workshops from people that have...

I am all for paid workshops from people that have been around the business and industry. In my opinion (just an opinion - not gospel or truth or any other meaning attached) workshops should be priced...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-04-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 6,596
Posted By blue4130
"certainly don’t want to be a blood-thirsty...

"certainly don’t want to be a blood-thirsty capitalist."

That's fine and all, but if so, why do the workshops start at $800?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2013
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5467/9502915998_4035...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5467/9502915998_4035f3063e_o.jpg

Leica M2, Nikkor 50 1.4 s.c, Arista Premium 400 developed in D76 1:1 for 10 minutes.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By blue4130
To me, the second negative looks too long to be...

To me, the second negative looks too long to be kinked negs. They look more like water drying marks that I used to get before I switched water sources.

Try taking a semi-wet soft lens cloth and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 6,700
Posted By blue4130
http://www.photogeek.ca/images/bj2012feb404.jpg I...

http://www.photogeek.ca/images/bj2012feb404.jpg

I am going to have to say my Summaron f3.5 ltm. Love the subdued colors that it gives me.
Forum: Travel 06-26-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,312
Posted By blue4130
I agree, Koh Rong is a great place to get away...

I agree, Koh Rong is a great place to get away from the cities.

http://www.photogeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/trip2013095.jpg

http://www.photogeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/trip2013085.jpg
Forum: Travel 06-21-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,602
Posted By blue4130
Just give me a shout when you get here (or a day...

Just give me a shout when you get here (or a day or two before) and I'll keep my time free. Always up for some shooting (and duck)
Forum: Travel 06-18-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,602
Posted By blue4130
I have been in Beijing for three years now. Let...

I have been in Beijing for three years now. Let me know when you get here, I am always up for showing people where the best chuan'r and beer can be had.

For three days, I would hit up gaobeidian...
Forum: Travel 01-24-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,392
Posted By blue4130
Hmmm, Cutting stuff out will be hard. I live in...

Hmmm, Cutting stuff out will be hard. I live in Beijing and this is the route home. I have already been to Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, so I could cut those out of the trip is I need to.

Austria,...
Forum: Travel 01-24-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,392
Posted By blue4130
100 Rolls for 100 stories. 6 months on the road.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5231/8411179457_e662aabab1_c.jpg

Ok, So maybe it won't be 100 stories, but I do plan to get a few done along the way.

This is 100 rolls of film that I am taking on a...
Forum: Travel 01-17-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,694
Posted By blue4130
I should be there around mid-march, we'll have to...

I should be there around mid-march, we'll have to grab a beer.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-30-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 8,159
Posted By blue4130
You are the only one who seems to be questioning...

You are the only one who seems to be questioning if a CL is a Leica or not. I have not heard others question this. To me, it seems like you are trying to justify the CL.

If you are really concerned...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-11-2012
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
I can't put my finger on why, but I really like...

I can't put my finger on why, but I really like this shot. Fantastic.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2012
Replies: 242
Views: 40,857
Posted By blue4130
I did this with an old Minolta SRT that I used to...

I did this with an old Minolta SRT that I used to have. I scavenged some real snake skin off a purse from a local goodwill store. I used the old cover as a template and then used rubber cement to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-17-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,886
Posted By blue4130
Ok, you are comparing a week old apple to one...

Ok, you are comparing a week old apple to one still on the tree? Of course a used digital camera is going to be cheaper than a new one.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-15-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,886
Posted By blue4130
You are comparing a used camera to a new one?...

You are comparing a used camera to a new one? Seems like apples and oranges.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-12-2012
Replies: 294
Views: 76,631
Posted By blue4130
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8338/8178607927_3267...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8338/8178607927_3267d07998_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8344/8178607903_2244fe8643_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2012
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8342/8178623704_df3d...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8342/8178623704_df3d69b78c_b.jpg

Hualien Taiwan.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-11-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 49,138
Posted By blue4130
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8345/8178163734_866e...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8345/8178163734_866e2cc560_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2012
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,471
Posted By blue4130
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/uploads/...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/uploads/24792/leicacolorshot.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8345/8178163734_866e2cc560_b.jpg

After a REALLY long wait, I got my new skin from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2012
Replies: 233
Views: 60,270
Posted By blue4130
Thanks. Appreciate the feedback, and saving my...

Thanks. Appreciate the feedback, and saving my mind from telling me about the lube :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,246
Posted By blue4130
What country is it? Knowing that, people may be...

What country is it? Knowing that, people may be able to give you more specific info. I've been in China for 3 years now and have shot stuff that I know is not allowed, the way I got out of trouble...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2012
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,341
Posted By blue4130
http://www.photogeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10...

http://www.photogeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/20121031-064335.jpghttp://www.photogeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/20121031-064335.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2012
Replies: 233
Views: 60,270
Posted By blue4130
Ok, i'll bite. What's the lube for?

Ok, i'll bite. What's the lube for?
Forum: Travel 09-03-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,115
Posted By blue4130
I did an around the world trip in 2008 and I used...

I did an around the world trip in 2008 and I used Airtreks.com to book my tickets. The service was great, the prices were pretty good, I was a happy customer.

Fast track to now, I am 4 months away...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-26-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 14,583
Posted By blue4130
It changes almost daily. I've been in Beijing for...

It changes almost daily. I've been in Beijing for two years and many of my friends have gone (foreigners). It really depends on if it is a holiday or if any monks have self-immolated recently....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-01-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By blue4130
http://www.photogeek.ca/images/hz2011oct066.jpg

http://www.photogeek.ca/images/hz2011oct066.jpg
Forum: Travel 07-28-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 4,608
Posted By blue4130
As a fellow traveler who is about to start a year...

As a fellow traveler who is about to start a year long trip, how are you financing the trip Dave? I've been busting my hump for the better part or a year and should be able to live comfortably (to my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By blue4130
I am with jsrockit on this. You should not start...

I am with jsrockit on this. You should not start a gallery show with sales being the first priority. Try to tell a story with the photos. Make it a cohesive body that people will enjoy looking at the...
Forum: Travel 07-25-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,340
Posted By blue4130
In Beijing there is Photochance...

In Beijing there is Photochance (http://www.xiangshenghang.com/) for processing color neg and e-6. There is Wanda for B&W (not sure about a website)

There is the big camera market at WuKeSong for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-17-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By blue4130
w/nw China

I know there are some fine RRF guys in China. Let's show off our work....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-14-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,037
Posted By blue4130
Nice images. They have a good composition and...

Nice images. They have a good composition and what not. What is lacking though is the narrative. Where are the words? Other than being the same girl, I can't really tell what the story is here. Is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-14-2012
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,545
Posted By blue4130
I love the shots, but they seem really grainy or...

I love the shots, but they seem really grainy or overly sharpened while being scanned. How are the negs? I've started to use Kodak pro 100 and it seems smoother than these.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By blue4130
From my understanding, the 400 was discontinued...

From my understanding, the 400 was discontinued around 4 years ago. If you have a roll that snuck back into your life since then, hard to say. Develop the leader and read the edge?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-25-2012
Replies: 1,551
Views: 239,944
Posted By blue4130
Wow, it's my local watering hole! You even got...

Wow, it's my local watering hole! You even got George the owner in the photo. (the blue shirt in the window)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2012
Replies: 207
Views: 21,496
Posted By blue4130
I am six months away from a six month to a year...

I am six months away from a six month to a year long trip around the world. This thread revival is quite timely.

The country list is Canada, Israel, Jordan, India, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-21-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,243
Posted By blue4130
The polaroid boarder is real. It is Tim...

The polaroid boarder is real. It is Tim Mantoani's work for his book "Behind Photographs - Archiving Photographic Legends" all shot on 20x24 polaroid...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-13-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,503
Posted By blue4130
My sister sent one to me in Beijing for Christmas...

My sister sent one to me in Beijing for Christmas last year. I get all sorts of comments from other Canadians who can spot it a mile away. Great conversation starter.

Long live CBC.
Forum: Travel 04-01-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By blue4130
Thanks Ray, That is probably what I ill end up...

Thanks Ray, That is probably what I ill end up doing.
Forum: Travel 03-31-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By blue4130
Weekend in Hong Kong - Film Question

So I am making a four day trip from Beijing to Hong Kong at the beginning of May. I know that I am staying near Causeway and will be hitting up Stanley. What is the current situation with film? I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-17-2012
Replies: 242
Views: 40,857
Posted By blue4130
I had the same problem but it was around 9...

I had the same problem but it was around 9 months. After opening a paypal dispute, Morgan contacted me. I feel that he should have responded to one of my many e-mails but it took a paypal e-mail to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-10-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,719
Posted By blue4130
Also, if you just drill out the screws, the heads...

Also, if you just drill out the screws, the heads will be floating around inside the lens. Probably not the best idea.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-23-2012
Replies: 210
Views: 29,285
Posted By blue4130
http://www.photogeek.ca/images/BJ2011dec050.jpg h...

http://www.photogeek.ca/images/BJ2011dec050.jpg

http://www.photogeek.ca/images/bj2011dec042.jpg

Both shot on Ektar 100. More on my blog.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 5,965
Posted By blue4130
http://www.photogeek.ca/images/BJ2011dec043.jpg

http://www.photogeek.ca/images/BJ2011dec043.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 5,965
Posted By blue4130
http://www.photogeek.ca/images/BJ2011dec050.jpg I'...

http://www.photogeek.ca/images/BJ2011dec050.jpg
I'll jump in as well.
M2, Ektar 100, shot at f2
Forum: Travel 12-30-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,535
Posted By blue4130
I am planning my second round the world trip....

I am planning my second round the world trip. I'll share some tips from what worked the first time and what I am doing different.

My trip this time is going to be for between 5 and 6 months. Budget...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,711
Posted By blue4130
Matsumoto Camera - Experience?

Has anyone ever been to Matsumoto Camera in Osaka? Their website shows a vast collection at what appears to be really (dare I say) too good to be true prices.

Website -...
Forum: Off Topic 12-25-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By blue4130
For the record, I finally got my kit. I tried to...

For the record, I finally got my kit. I tried to open a paypal dispute (which was rejected due to the lateness of it) and the next day there was an e-mail from Morgan explaining that the original...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By blue4130
W/NW Summer Palace Beijing

A couple weeks ago I went out to the Summer Palace in Beijing to burn off some film that was sitting in the fridge. All shot on Ektar 100 with my M2 and collapsible Summicron with a less than stellar...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-01-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 2,804
Posted By blue4130
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6215/6418346021_ff96...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6215/6418346021_ff968ee8b8_z.jpg
A teenage girl blows bubbles at West Lake in Hangzhou China. Oct 2011.
Shot on Ektar 100 with a Leica M2 and a summaron. Old and hazy. A...
Forum: Off Topic 11-16-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By blue4130
Cameraleather - getting a refund

So I ordered a kit from Morgan in Feb. of 2011 and it is now Nov. 2011. I have tried many times to get either the kit or a refund.

Has anyone been successful in getting a long-overdue kit or a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-12-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,201
Posted By blue4130
I am with you. I've been waiting for nine months...

I am with you. I've been waiting for nine months for a leather that he told me he had in stock.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 3,305
Posted By blue4130
Just an update, Now November and I am still...

Just an update, Now November and I am still waiting. (Ordered in Feb. 2011) I found a phone number and maybe I'll see if calling actually gets a response. E-mail certainly hasn't been a help.
Forum: Travel 10-29-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By blue4130
Yep, I am here. Other than me, I think it is...

Yep, I am here. Other than me, I think it is pretty quite. Occasionally I will see a person or two with M8 or M9's but that is usually at fairly big tourist spots so they most likely don't live here....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By blue4130
Interesting way to use a Leica...

http://www.life.com/gallery/35302/the-early-days-of-scuba-diving#index/15

Here is an interesting way to shoot your camera...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-06-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 7,737
Posted By blue4130
I ordered on Feb 28th of this year and still...

I ordered on Feb 28th of this year and still don't have my cover. I've sent some e-mails to him but I pretty much gave up on it. Live and learn.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-12-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 3,305
Posted By blue4130
I've been waiting for 4 months for something that...

I've been waiting for 4 months for something that Morgan told me he had in stock. I e-mailed him about it a month ago and did not hear back. This was after having a great transaction with him last...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-22-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By blue4130
I am a professional and this means nothing to me....

I am a professional and this means nothing to me. I am fairly certain that I make just as much money with my non-asph lenses as I do with them.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 9,984
Posted By blue4130
I did a bunch of my China work with the want of...

I did a bunch of my China work with the want of big grain. I found what worked well for me was using d72 paper developer as a film developer. (NOT D76!)

Crude, but it got the job done. It was easy...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-04-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By blue4130
Youxin Ye in China Daily

On Thursday I grab a coffee and China Daily from my normal street stand and open up the Life section. Inside greeting me is a picture of Youxin and an article about how he started repairing Leica...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-24-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 6,329
Posted By blue4130
Maybe I can help Roger out... Daily life in...

Maybe I can help Roger out... Daily life in Beijing is interesting to say the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,073
Posted By blue4130
Try removing the trigger. Hook the AB's to the...

Try removing the trigger. Hook the AB's to the x-sync directly with a PC cord. If that works, then the problem is the triggers. If not, could be a bad connection. The camera doesn't require a battery...
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