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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-22-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By bgb
I have some of this Microphen that must be very...

I have some of this Microphen that must be very old too and now instead of throwing it away I will be able to use it ..many thanks Juan.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-17-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,581
Posted By bgb
I want flaps that stay closed so my gear doesn't...

I want flaps that stay closed so my gear doesn't fall out but i also don't want to have to fight with the Velcro to retrieve stuff ... I also hate the noisy of Velcro closures.

Stable enough that I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By bgb
Olympus C-35AD-4 Microscope...

Olympus C-35AD-4 Microscope Camera

http://www.science-info.net/docs/olympus/olympus-photomicrographic-systems.pdf

info on page 5

Still haven't found an instruction manual but it's out there...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By bgb
Do you know what model it is .... might help with...

Do you know what model it is .... might help with the internet search. Only one i could find is a PM-6 and that looks different to yours

no wind on lever either

all very strange
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-05-2016
Replies: 82
Views: 13,844
Posted By bgb
So no more camera bodies from CV ever? Just...

So no more camera bodies from CV ever? Just lenses?
Sorry if I sound stupid but I just re read this thread and noticed the what it's all about,I was thinking it was one of those " which is your...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-03-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,720
Posted By bgb
Can you imagine back alley with 3 F6 cameras and...

Can you imagine back alley with 3 F6 cameras and 4 Nikon lenses in one bag!

As for the other stuff well the batteries are for his hearing aid and the cards are the ones he got for xmas :-)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-03-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,720
Posted By bgb
yeah we gotta have pictures and we need to know...

yeah we gotta have pictures and we need to know what bodies you used, wasn't Nikon F2 or F5 that's for sure.
:-)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-03-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,720
Posted By bgb
The next question is how will you feel after...

The next question is how will you feel after carrying all that gear for a few hours? If you still are happy at the end of the days photography you might have found a gem :-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 6,512
Posted By bgb
Way to go Peter ! I will be nice to have a...

Way to go Peter !

I will be nice to have a repair tech in Tauranga :-) I know a good one in Christchurch and I believe there is one in Wellington but other than that it's the guys at camera...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-30-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,904
Posted By bgb
Of course we will wait for you :-)

Of course we will wait for you :-)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-30-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,904
Posted By bgb
As it's July tomorrow and it looks like all the...

As it's July tomorrow and it looks like all the entries have been uploaded it's time to decide our favorite.

Which image do you think should win?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-15-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,904
Posted By bgb
As it's the middle of the month I guess it's time...

As it's the middle of the month I guess it's time to finish uploading images and thinking about which image you would like to see win.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-13-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,321
Posted By bgb
Finding the manual was easy...

Finding the manual was easy http://www.butkus.org/chinon/russian/zorki-3/zorki-3.htm

No idea about repairs as I have never attempted such things on a camera, there are folks on this site that have...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-07-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,183
Posted By bgb
I had a Nikon f of similar vintage repaired in...

I had a Nikon f of similar vintage repaired in Christchurch, New Zealand. The tech Hayden can be reached via the local camera store. Photo and Video.
Owner is Greg Bramwell.
[email protected]
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-24-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,904
Posted By bgb
Some nice photos on the thread so far and I'm...

Some nice photos on the thread so far and I'm looking forward to sometime in June when all our efforts have been uploaded.

My ideas for the contest voting are as follows

Shoot until the end of the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,904
Posted By bgb
I have found a camera to use ! As I mentioned...

I have found a camera to use !

As I mentioned in an earlier post I currently do not own any film cameras and a search of the local auction site just produced a lot of overpriced rubbish and things...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-01-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,904
Posted By bgb
Fair point and something I considered, my concern...

Fair point and something I considered, my concern was that if I said Russian/Ukrainian rangefinder cameras only there might be a roll call of two. As it is there is less that 10 of us so not really a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-30-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,904
Posted By bgb
[QUOTE=bobby_novatron;2481057]Just a question:...

[QUOTE=bobby_novatron;2481057]Just a question: how broad can we consider the "FSU" category? Can we also include 'Warsaw Pact' countries? I have a couple East German cameras that I'd like to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-28-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,904
Posted By bgb
Well comrade if that is all you have then use it,...

Well comrade if that is all you have then use it, I have no prejudice against the use of digital capture so go for it.

In fact if you were a poor Russian and all you owned was a 3 mp digital camera...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-28-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,904
Posted By bgb
Thanks for the replies guys and now for the rules...

Thanks for the replies guys and now for the rules and general guidelines.

I think we should use this thread as at the moment there are only 6 of us and that doesn't warrant a whole government...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-27-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,904
Posted By bgb
2015 FSU Contest?

Hi,

Any one interested in being a part of this, anyone want to organise it? I see there hasn't been a FSU Contest for a few years so maybe everyone has moved on but I think it's worth...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-27-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 32,179
Posted By bgb
I have experience only with the Electro 35, maybe...

I have experience only with the Electro 35, maybe 3 different cameras and only one being the GSN the others being GS maybe. My mint GSN took the worst photos and the oldest one with the beat up body...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,629
Posted By bgb
I think I remember Roger Hicks saying something...

I think I remember Roger Hicks saying something like... buy the thing you really want not what you think you deserve or what's cheap at the time .... sorry if that's not accurate Roger.
What do you...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-05-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 8,410
Posted By bgb
06-21-2006 #5757

06-21-2006 #5757
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 10-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By bgb
I it something like this...

I it something like this ?

http://www.decisivechallenge.com/
Forum: Olympus RF 10-27-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 33,231
Posted By bgb
Beautiful work mate, some of those images are...

Beautiful work mate, some of those images are incredible.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 7,505
Posted By bgb
A fully working FSU with no light leaks, shutter...

A fully working FSU with no light leaks, shutter issues or other great features of former CCCP cameras.

Or a real Leica but I fear I might not be worthy :-)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2014
Replies: 3,769
Views: 725,458
Posted By bgb
Very interesting idea, is it one of...

Very interesting idea, is it one of these?

http://leitax.com/OlympusOM-lens-for-Nikon-cameras.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 22,727
Posted By bgb
Hell Jason that's just crazy ... is there no one...

Hell Jason that's just crazy ... is there no one here in NZ that can do the work on a Leica?
I have just had my Nikon F overhauled by Hayden at Photo & Video in Christchurch. Maybe he could cla a...
Forum: RFF News 03-29-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 132,479
Posted By bgb
It's not the LOOK that makes the forum cool but...

It's not the LOOK that makes the forum cool but the people ... can't change them and would not want to.

I'm one of those folks that likes sites to be simple to use and navigate so I would look at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-23-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 5,462
Posted By bgb
Take out my rebuilt Yashica 124G and actually...

Take out my rebuilt Yashica 124G and actually shoot the silly thing rather than just playing with it and then putting it back on the shelf.

Develop and maybe even wet print all my own film, it's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,978
Posted By bgb
Is it only the Nikons that are for the chop of is...

Is it only the Nikons that are for the chop of is it all of your film cameras except one?

The only one I have any experience with is the F and that's a very nice camera if you like old fashioned...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,872
Posted By bgb
Ilford XP2 Super 400 ISO 35mm x 36 $7.99 @...

Ilford XP2 Super 400 ISO 35mm x 36 $7.99 @ Freestyle
Ilford XP2 Super 400 ISO 35mm x 36 $5.95 @ B&H

Even with the crazy US Postal costs it still a great deal to have film shipped to NZ
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 09-26-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,571
Posted By bgb
Mine arrived today and it's beautiful and while I...

Mine arrived today and it's beautiful and while I don't have a camera that will take a softie at the moment I intent to rectify that asap.

Almost too beautiful to use!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,872
Posted By bgb
... and it doesn't include processing ! so a...

... and it doesn't include processing !

so a couple of bucks a frame ...
Forum: RFF News 09-26-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 70,297
Posted By bgb
Hi, Mine arrived today and it's beautiful. Now...

Hi,

Mine arrived today and it's beautiful.

Now all I need is a camera that it will fit on ...


:-)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 8,370
Posted By bgb
If Miley can get that much for an N80 [a nice...

If Miley can get that much for an N80 [a nice camera actually] I wonder what Scarlett would get for her M6?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,872
Posted By bgb
You think the price of XP2 is silly you should...

You think the price of XP2 is silly you should try Velvia ....

Fuji Velvia RVP50 135/36 $32.00
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,872
Posted By bgb
Ilford XP2 Super 400/24 $12.00 Ilford XP2 Super...

Ilford XP2 Super 400/24 $12.00
Ilford XP2 Super 400/36 $17.00

Here in sunny New Zealand
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-19-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,639
Posted By bgb
As a child, I was made to walk the plank. We...

As a child, I was made to walk the plank. We couldn't afford a dog.

Aaaaaaaaaaargh!
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-19-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,639
Posted By bgb
That was yesterday here in NZ and being the owner...

That was yesterday here in NZ and being the owner of a pirate patch I did my best to look mean aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh

Today is Loud Shirt Day ...
Forum: RFF News 09-13-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 70,297
Posted By bgb
I ordered one of those beautiful softies even...

I ordered one of those beautiful softies even though I do not have a single camera it will fit .... Nikon F aaaah NO, XA4 aaaaaaaaaah NO , Yaschia 124G aaaaaaaaaa NO again.

Must buy another...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-11-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,614
Posted By bgb
The Panasonic GX7 looks very cool :) nothing...

The Panasonic GX7 looks very cool :) nothing worse than having your nose and face pushed up to the back of a camera...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-11-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,614
Posted By bgb
I think I will need to do lots of adapting then...

I think I will need to do lots of adapting then ... My sister has always been left eyed and left handed and she seems to be able to cope with the always right handed world. I'm more right handed...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,614
Posted By bgb
Thanks Vince I will add them to my list of things...

Thanks Vince I will add them to my list of things to look for.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,614
Posted By bgb
Suggest a Digital SLR for a lefty

Hi,

I'm considering a digital slr and I'm open to which ones I look at as I have no allegiances to any brand at all.

I have to shoot with my left eye and so i was looking for advice from left eyed...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-10-2013
Replies: 590
Views: 68,189
Posted By bgb
Olympus XA4 for $17 including postage on a local...

Olympus XA4 for $17 including postage on a local auction site. It hasn't arrived yet so I don't know if I got a great deal or a cute paperweight.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2013
Replies: 9,203
Views: 913,954
Posted By bgb
Was on the local auction site here in New Zealand...

Was on the local auction site here in New Zealand and I was the third person to view it ... I was so shocked I just hit the Buy Now !

Way better than a Thrift Store Leica. ;]
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2013
Replies: 9,203
Views: 913,954
Posted By bgb
Olympus XA4 $17 including shipping :D

Olympus XA4 $17 including shipping :D
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-07-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By bgb
"dropped by the old camera store today..." Is...

"dropped by the old camera store today..."

Is that a new thing that is only found in Canada?

We no longer have any real camera stores, yet when I moved here 8 years ago there were at least 6.

If...
Forum: RFF News 07-17-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 70,297
Posted By bgb
What a wonderful idea ... thanks to all the folks...

What a wonderful idea ... thanks to all the folks who have made it possible and especially to Jorge and The Head Bartender.

t-shirts too maybe?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-08-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By bgb
Is a Zenit C something like that ... a...

Is a Zenit C something like that ... a rangefinder with a prism attached?

http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-9.html
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-06-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,416
Posted By bgb
An article on the guy. ...

An article on the guy.
http://www.rfsg.asia/genuine-exotic-leathers-for-leica-m-by-aloysius/

Yet another reason to buy a Leica I guess this guy makes some beautiful stuff ;) I found his Facebook...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 07-06-2013
Replies: 498
Views: 150,974
Posted By bgb
There is one in the classifieds right now that is...

There is one in the classifieds right now that is a thing of absolute beauty, worst of all it's just 200kms from my...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-06-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,416
Posted By bgb
There are two sites that I know of that sell...

There are two sites that I know of that sell coverings for cameras, cameraleather in the USA and Aki Asahi in Japan. There is a thread here as well with pictures of recovered cameras and one on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-05-2013
Replies: 115
Views: 49,452
Posted By bgb
this is porn at it's finest and I have found two...

this is porn at it's finest and I have found two sites that supply all the filth you can handle.
http://www.aki-asahi.com/store/
http://www.cameraleather.com/others/
1. find a skin you like
2. Find a...
Forum: RFF News 07-05-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,404
Posted By bgb
http://intaruka.wordpress.com/

http://intaruka.wordpress.com/
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-03-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,581
Posted By bgb
I agree that we need a new softie but I don't...

I agree that we need a new softie but I don't think " FILM IS COOL" will fit ... hopefully the next softie will come in both sizes :-)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-03-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,581
Posted By bgb
http://japancamerahunter.com/ The site with all...

http://japancamerahunter.com/

The site with all the details and updates as well as cups, t-shirts and of course cameras. These things sure would help to keep the camera bag tidy, there is nothing...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-30-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 9,425
Posted By bgb
No point in taking it out on Leica as I...

No point in taking it out on Leica as I understand they didn't produce the film. Made by some bloke in Brazil and that in no way changed my opinion of Brazilian people.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-29-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 9,425
Posted By bgb
+1 on that sentiment, I loved it until the end...

+1 on that sentiment, I loved it until the end then I felt sick ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,702
Posted By bgb
It's for a Canon EOS ... still very cool. 40mm f...

It's for a Canon EOS ... still very cool. 40mm f 2.8

http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/772-canon_40_28_apsc
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 23,461
Posted By bgb
http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/772-canon_40_28_...

http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/772-canon_40_28_apsc

About $300 here in NZ so good value as well.

Got a Highly recommended so worth a look ... thanks
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 23,461
Posted By bgb
What about lenses for the EOS 5 anything that...

What about lenses for the EOS 5 anything that stands out as a very good deal, mainly interested in wide to short tele.

Wile I'm here I have a Nikon F with a 5,8cm f1.4 lens that I have not yet...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-23-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By bgb
Sure is pretty :D Does it have anything...

Sure is pretty :D

Does it have anything interesting engraved on it?

Bugger I can feel a GAS attack coming!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-13-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,898
Posted By bgb
One look through the viewfinder of an OM-1 is...

One look through the viewfinder of an OM-1 is enough to convert most people to the Cult :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 4,646
Posted By bgb
http://www.dpug.org/forums/f38/

http://www.dpug.org/forums/f38/
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-07-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 715
Posted By bgb
http://www.rangefinder-cameras.com/Canon-Canonet-Q...

http://www.rangefinder-cameras.com/Canon-Canonet-QL19-New-Model-1971-Rangefinder-cameras.htm

"I use readily available LR44W 1.55v alkaline button cells. The correct battery recommended in the manual...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 4,663
Posted By bgb
I have only one eye and that's my left so I have...

I have only one eye and that's my left so I have no choice in which one I focus with. In my opinion a TLR is a good choice as it gets your face away from the camera completely, I guess a Hasselblad...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-23-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 13,090
Posted By bgb
You are not crazy ;] check out this clip on...

You are not crazy ;] check out this clip on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-HLR-k_qOE
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-12-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10,217
Posted By bgb
No can't say I have Eric ;] Found this last...

No can't say I have Eric ;]

Found this last night and I had never heard of it either ...

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=590855803

found some info...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10,217
Posted By bgb
I just found out after looking at the manual that...

I just found out after looking at the manual that it's auto focus .... bugger back to the search.

Never thought that a camera that old would be auto focus ... so it pays to check before you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10,217
Posted By bgb
I just won a mju-1 for $10 and $4 shipping ...$14...

I just won a mju-1 for $10 and $4 shipping ...$14 NZD is $11.62 USD now all I need to do is check the battery and foam when it arrives and add a roll of film, reckon I can do all of that for under...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10,217
Posted By bgb
Is something like a mju-1 or Stylus-1 ok...

Is something like a mju-1 or Stylus-1 ok ?

Olympus Trip?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10,217
Posted By bgb
Any excuse to buy another camera ... IN

Any excuse to buy another camera ... IN
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-06-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By bgb
Not that bat really .... I think the shot of the...

Not that bat really .... I think the shot of the old factory would be ok if you removed the modern brick foreground and straightened it up.

Some careful cropping might help the other images.

:)
Forum: Yashica RF 05-04-2013
Replies: 128
Views: 25,621
Posted By bgb
I remember this thread from long ago but when I...

I remember this thread from long ago but when I looked at the photos I was still amazed at how good they are.

A+ mate go to the top of the class.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-01-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,128
Posted By bgb
A TLR for sure, folks just think I'm some silly...

A TLR for sure, folks just think I'm some silly old man with his fuddy duddy camera and completely harmless ... if they even notice it's a camera which most don't.
For a little while I shot only with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 5,102
Posted By bgb
If you want to go wide there is always...

If you want to go wide there is always panoramic

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/noblex_150ux.shtml
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 6,138
Posted By bgb
some more shots of mine

some more shots of mine
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 6,138
Posted By bgb
My little friend

My little friend
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 6,138
Posted By bgb
I got one recently with a 58mm f 1.4, I haven't...

I got one recently with a 58mm f 1.4, I haven't used it yet but I have done lots of fondling and it feels wonderful. It has a clip on light meter too which is cool but gets in the way a little ... it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-28-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 5,124
Posted By bgb
http://www.sovietcamera.fr/ http://www.butkus.org...

http://www.sovietcamera.fr/

http://www.butkus.org/chinon/russian/kiev-4M/kiev-4-splash.htm

There is a button on the Butkus site that allows you to translate the manual into French
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-25-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,814
Posted By bgb
Disposable sounds like a fun idea ;]

Disposable sounds like a fun idea ;]
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-22-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,692
Posted By bgb
Look what I found inside the case of my Nikon F...

Look what I found inside the case of my Nikon F ;] I have no idea who she is but I have asked the previous owner and maybe I will get a little more information but I'm not expecting much.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-22-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 7,715
Posted By bgb
Might actually try this idea but a year seems...

Might actually try this idea but a year seems like a long time ... not sure

Nikon F
Nikon clip-on light meter
NIKKOR-S 58mm f1.4
Black & White film of a yet to be determined flavor.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2013
Replies: 9,203
Views: 913,954
Posted By bgb
I bought it a week ago but I only got to unpack...

I bought it a week ago but I only got to unpack it today.

Nikon F # 64248xx
Nikkor-S 58mm f 1.4 No1529xx

Everything seems to work fine even the clip on meter that came with it ! It came with a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-19-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 7,715
Posted By bgb
Back in the day when film was all we had and...

Back in the day when film was all we had and cameras were not so cheap I only ever had one camera at any time, maybe two lenses at most and usually either Tri-X or Ektachrome loaded.

With the rise...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-19-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 7,715
Posted By bgb
I didn't read the thread properly ... oops If we...

I didn't read the thread properly ... oops

If we are being theoretical and can dream a 8x10 Sinar please ... and lots of film.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-19-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 7,715
Posted By bgb
Nikon F 50mm f 2 Tri-X Funny thing is I have...

Nikon F

50mm f 2

Tri-X

Funny thing is I have an F on the way to me now ;] one of the early ones with the clip on meter. Could be a good time to try getting back to basics. The light meter will be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-18-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By bgb
Your toilet is in a red light area ... very cool...

Your toilet is in a red light area ... very cool & so convenient ;]
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-17-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,191
Posted By bgb
Was a tough decision .... 1. In Lenin's bath 2....

Was a tough decision ....

1. In Lenin's bath

2. A good read

3. You want my picture, mate?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-17-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By bgb
Welcome to the forum mate, if you tell us where...

Welcome to the forum mate, if you tell us where you live we might be able to give you a better idea of who to send it to.

Check out this...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-14-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 7,510
Posted By bgb
As long as you are metering the same way ... I...

As long as you are metering the same way ... I guess the D7000 has some very fancy metering inside.

Go try it and see what happens, we will all wait patiently while you do !
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-14-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 7,510
Posted By bgb
Welcome Jose and Congratulations on finding such...

Welcome Jose and Congratulations on finding such a wonderful wife.

I used a Weston V with my FED-2 and while I was using color print film the exposures were excellent, never tried any other film....
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 03-13-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 7,439
Posted By bgb
Yes it got made and there have been several more...

Yes it got made and there have been several more since that one.

About once a year unless you can convince Tom A to make one sooner ;]
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-11-2013
Replies: 590
Views: 68,189
Posted By bgb
I just won this camera which while it may not be...

I just won this camera which while it may not be a bargain when it arrives sure looked like one to my frenzied mind when I first saw it for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 14,626
Posted By bgb
Thanks for the info John :D

Thanks for the info John :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
Posted By bgb
Not much black paint left for the price ...

Not much black paint left for the price ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-06-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,379
Posted By bgb
That's something that a gunsmith might also be...

That's something that a gunsmith might also be able to do Keith. Do you have a theme in mind?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-06-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,379
Posted By bgb
Another reason to buy an M3 ... what strap and...

Another reason to buy an M3 ... what strap and bag would you need to go with it and do you need matching piercings????
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 14,626
Posted By bgb
OR a silver one !!! Thanks for the encouragement...

OR a silver one !!! Thanks for the encouragement Chris101 ;]
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 14,626
Posted By bgb
OM-1 or OM-1n it is then ... a black one! The...

OM-1 or OM-1n it is then ... a black one!

The OM isn't the only thing around here getting old :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 14,626
Posted By bgb
A very interesting but GAS producing thread ......

A very interesting but GAS producing thread ... I feel a strong urge to own another OM. :bang:

Which of the OM models is likely to have the longest service life? Some I guess are already getting...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-03-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By bgb
I don't think I have the room for all of that but...

I don't think I have the room for all of that but it would be nice, maybe I could use the bathroom even if it does mean doing the printing in the shower with the enlarger on the toilet ;]
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-02-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 2,825
Posted By bgb
I have no camera bags at all, I carry the camera...

I have no camera bags at all, I carry the camera in my hands put some film in my pocket and off I go.
I think I had 5 at one time but they got in the way so I sold them all.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 14,626
Posted By bgb
I haven't tried them all but from the ones I have...

I haven't tried them all but from the ones I have owned I would say a refurbished OM-2. Or any 1,2,3 or 4 series camera that had be overhauled/refurbished by http://www.zuiko.com/

Same for any brand...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-14-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,969
Posted By bgb
I have got it to fire twice and wind on after...

I have got it to fire twice and wind on after putting in 2 SR44 and some tin foil ...IT LIVES.

Now I need to get them to stay in place and do the seals :D:D:D

several hours late .....

The two...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-14-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,969
Posted By bgb
I didn't think of putting a battery in first .......

I didn't think of putting a battery in first .... duh!

I have done light seals before and have some foam from Jon so that bit will be ok

Thanks guys
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-14-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,969
Posted By bgb
It arrived today packed in a bubble wrap bag. It...

It arrived today packed in a bubble wrap bag. It also had the ever-ready case on and despite that it seems to have survived its time with the post office ok.
A few little marks on the outside but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2012
Replies: 9,203
Views: 913,954
Posted By bgb
Minolta Hi Matic E. Won in an auction and will...

Minolta Hi Matic E. Won in an auction and will be posted to me tomorrow and might even be here for the weekend .... :) It looks to be in perfect condition and seems to work despite the owner knowing...
Forum: Yashica RF 12-09-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,367
Posted By bgb
Good point btgc Despite the lack of noise my GSN...

Good point btgc

Despite the lack of noise my GSN gave perfect exposures.
Forum: Yashica RF 12-09-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,367
Posted By bgb
I always understood that a noise was good an no...

I always understood that a noise was good an no noise meant trouble ... my GSN was silent and ate batteries like M&Ms.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-08-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,969
Posted By bgb
All mine for $24.00 NZ dollars plus postage of...

All mine for $24.00 NZ dollars plus postage of course.:D:D:D
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-07-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,969
Posted By bgb
Thanks for the advice ... unless the price...

Thanks for the advice ... unless the price becomes silly or it's busted beyond repair I think this camera will suit me very well.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-07-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,969
Posted By bgb
There is one of these on the local auction site...

There is one of these on the local auction site here in NZ and it's a BLACK ONE ! I'm going to try and win it and if i do the battery trick will come in very handy :] Any old 3v Lithium or is there...
Forum: Yashica RF 12-02-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,367
Posted By bgb
It's one of Frontman's cameras on Ebay ... I have...

It's one of Frontman's cameras on Ebay ... I have considered a Lynx 14E but I think it's too big and the lens isn't wide enough, I loved my GSN apart from the clunk and the long shutter button...
Forum: Yashica RF 12-01-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,367
Posted By bgb
Yashica CCN

I have spotted a rather nice example on a certain web site and wonder if any owners would care to share their experiences of this camera? This example is not cheap USD $199.00 but it has been...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-01-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By bgb
Less foreground more sky or actually more going...

Less foreground more sky or actually more going on it the sky area, I like the shot and the tones but then i like wrecked abandoned things.
Do you have some more to show us? .......... please :)
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 11-29-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 31,308
Posted By bgb
That's pure PORN Stephen ;)

That's pure PORN Stephen ;)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By bgb
No worries Patrick ... you have me wondering...

No worries Patrick ... you have me wondering about getting a Zorki-1 now !
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By bgb
while I'm at it which model Zorki do you have as...

while I'm at it which model Zorki do you have as Aki Ashi only makes coverings for specific models.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By bgb
http://fedka.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=48 His...

http://fedka.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=48

His repair page has nothing on it so it might be a good idea to e-mail him

http://fedka.com/catalog/contact_us.php
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By bgb
http://www.aki-asahi.com/store/html/zorki-1/d/inde...

http://www.aki-asahi.com/store/html/zorki-1/d/index.php

http://www.aki-asahi.com/store/html/zorki-1/c/index.php
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By bgb
Yuri at http://www.fedka.com/catalog/ is in the...

Yuri at http://www.fedka.com/catalog/ is in the USA or there is Oleg in Russia, it's not that far away http://www.okvintagecamera.com/
Aki Asahi has some nice colours or are you looking for something...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-28-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,345
Posted By bgb
Maybe you can phone that Police Station for...

Maybe you can phone that Police Station for advice they might be able to spare an officer for a few minutes.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-28-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,345
Posted By bgb
Meet at the local Police Station would be a good...

Meet at the local Police Station would be a good idea. It might be stolen, it might not exist at all so please be very careful if you decide to meet this person.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-28-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,422
Posted By bgb
blueprinting is a term i have nOt heard since the...

blueprinting is a term i have nOt heard since the days of old, reckon they have a fancy word for it now ;]
One of my cassettes was sort of ok and the other was way out maybe they could have been...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2012
Replies: 262
Views: 33,678
Posted By bgb
I did a long time ago and I wish I still did,...

I did a long time ago and I wish I still did, must be lazy or something. Maybe I just got out of the habit.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-27-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,422
Posted By bgb
I had a couple but never used them as they never...

I had a couple but never used them as they never felt right, to tight, maybe corrosion maybe that's they way they were made. Not worth the risk for me but I agree they are cool to look at and hold.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 6,404
Posted By bgb
Might be cheaper to buy bulk film and load you...

Might be cheaper to buy bulk film and load you own.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By bgb
Best of luck with your new toy, what do you think...

Best of luck with your new toy, what do you think of it so far?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,357
Posted By bgb
Beautiful photos of a beautiful aeroplane ......

Beautiful photos of a beautiful aeroplane ... well done.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-24-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 604
Posted By bgb
111b with plenty character

This has appeared on our local auction site It looks like it's had plenty of use. Very cool but I'm not much of a gambler :]

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=536748627
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 6,404
Posted By bgb
What advice do you think a 79 year old Carsten...

What advice do you think a 79 year old Carsten would give to an almost 19 year old Carsten after having lived and interesting life?

In the end only you can decide but my .02 cents worth is to start...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-23-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,581
Posted By bgb
There is nothing quite as nice as retail therapy...

There is nothing quite as nice as retail therapy ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,441
Posted By bgb
I'd say it's a bit of a gamble ... do you feel...

I'd say it's a bit of a gamble ... do you feel lucky?

.99p seems a good price :-)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-22-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 4,153
Posted By bgb
A girl once told me that my Yashica GSN was "a...

A girl once told me that my Yashica GSN was "a cute little camera"

I think the Olympus XA is cute and I also like the FED-2 with a collapsible lens .. very cute

The Cononet QL 17 G111 is cute

A...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-20-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 8,124
Posted By bgb
Sell everything and buy the M9 now ... yes all of...

Sell everything and buy the M9 now ... yes all of it ;]
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-20-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 6,716
Posted By bgb
I gave beck the X100 that I had on loan from my...

I gave beck the X100 that I had on loan from my dentist and after only one day I can say there is a learning curve but it's a fun little camera and I would now seriously consider owning one. Trouble...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-18-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 6,716
Posted By bgb
I think if the M9 had been at work with him he...

I think if the M9 had been at work with him he would have handed me that ....... the M9 is a bit out of my price range but a very nice camera, I got to play with the M9 last time I visited him.
Your...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-18-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 6,716
Posted By bgb
While i was at the dentist today he and I got...

While i was at the dentist today he and I got talking about cameras and his M9 in particular. He said he hadn't used it much as he prefers his X100 i asked him why...... as an answer he handed me his...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-18-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,131
Posted By bgb
Some interesting stuff in the image but not close...

Some interesting stuff in the image but not close enough I think.
Try the portrait crop thing and see if you like that image better, I sort of tried it by holding my hands against the screen and it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-18-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,328
Posted By bgb
Zorki 6 has swing open back i think, FED 2 is a...

Zorki 6 has swing open back i think, FED 2 is a nice camera to hold, shoot and just to look at :)

http://mattsclassiccameras.com/zorki_6.html
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-15-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 12,881
Posted By bgb
I have been on this site for years and never...

I have been on this site for years and never submitted any photos so I guess Dec 15th & 16 is time for me to man up! I like the idea of being able to use any medium very cool and all that.
As for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,416
Posted By bgb
Or some guys wife has figured how to cure his GAS...

Or some guys wife has figured how to cure his GAS ... or at least she no longer has to look at the silly things cluttering up the house.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-06-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 180,030
Posted By bgb
My hand span isn't that great 22cm but i do have...

My hand span isn't that great 22cm but i do have large square palms and short fingers.
I wear xxl gloves when I go mountain biking and sometime I wonder if they make a bigger size.
I found the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,416
Posted By bgb
Beautiful cameras and fro free is just lovely for...

Beautiful cameras and fro free is just lovely for ya ;]

Never found anything in a thrift/charity shop ... but I know if I keep looking I'll get lucky.
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-05-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,620
Posted By bgb
We can still get a deal like that here in New...

We can still get a deal like that here in New Zealand
That's what the body only sells for in this particular store in Christchurch, NZ

Special! We can now supply the X-Pro 1 with a bonus 35mm lens...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 8,204
Posted By bgb
The first two image is really nice ;] If that was...

The first two image is really nice ;] If that was the only one off the roll then I would say you did ok.
It would be nice to get 36 beautiful images off each roll but I don't think that happens very...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-04-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 8,785
Posted By bgb
Thread BUMP time How many left Tom?

Thread BUMP time

How many left Tom?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-03-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,957
Posted By bgb
I have a whole bunch of C-41 film that I was...

I have a whole bunch of C-41 film that I was going to sell off cheap but not anymore after seeing this thread :)
Time to do some experimenting ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-01-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,344
Posted By bgb
Welcome to the forum Reza, I hope you find the...

Welcome to the forum Reza, I hope you find the best camera for you.

Maybe a FSU and stepup rings 40.5-49mm ?

A FSU camera with a Jupiter 9 85mm lens. (LTM, Contax, M39, M42)

Canonet with 48mm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,227
Posted By bgb
Olympus mju if you really want to put it in your...

Olympus mju if you really want to put it in your pocket.

Olympus XA if you might consider a rangefinder camera rather than autofocus.

Olympus XA 2,3 or 4 scale focus

Olympus Trip if you don't mind...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-29-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 7,314
Posted By bgb
Spending the money was never the problem it was...

Spending the money was never the problem it was the GAS that ruined the enjoyment sometimes, always looking for the 'right camera'.
I'm down to two cameras and OM glass is not too expensive. The 124G...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2012
Replies: 3,769
Views: 725,458
Posted By bgb
That's what I remember reading ... Thanks I had...

That's what I remember reading ... Thanks

I had an OM-2 SP and it ate batteries like they were lollies :-( Don't really want to go through that again.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2012
Replies: 3,769
Views: 725,458
Posted By bgb
I have seen a OM-4 for sale here in NZ at what...

I have seen a OM-4 for sale here in NZ at what appears to be a good price and as you do I have been considering adopting it. Do all OM-4s use batteries at a high rate or is it just some, or only from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2012
Replies: 3,769
Views: 725,458
Posted By bgb
I missed this by a long way but I would be...

I missed this by a long way but I would be interested if anyone knows the location of his grave so I can go and thank him in person for his work.
Forum: Yashica RF 10-12-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 977
Posted By bgb
Thank you very much pakeha :D

Thank you very much pakeha :D
Forum: Yashica RF 10-11-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 977
Posted By bgb
Repairs in New Zealand

Anyone had their Yashica repaired in NZ and can recommend a tech? Mine is minty apart from the POD issue well I think that's all that is wrong ;]
I have used Phil Jacobs before to rebuilt my 124G but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2012
Replies: 172
Views: 23,461
Posted By bgb
At $5.00 it's bit more than just Goodwill :) More...

At $5.00 it's bit more than just Goodwill :) More like some sort of sign from above ...
:angel: "God loves you and wants you to use film" :angel:
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-07-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,733
Posted By bgb
Nice work Raid some of thse shots are superb. I...

Nice work Raid some of thse shots are superb. I was thinking that the M8 was old news but there is nothing wrong with those images.
Do you think it's still a good camera to buy in late 2012?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-07-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5,836
Posted By bgb
Where do you buy them from and at what cost? If...

Where do you buy them from and at what cost? If you have a link that would be great thank you very much.
Found one in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 6,279
Posted By bgb
I have to agree with your comments Joe even if I...

I have to agree with your comments Joe even if I don't use such media myself I'm ok with everyone else doing what they please. I light of your well written post I will change my NO to a YES
Would it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 6,279
Posted By bgb
Hell NO ... thanks for asking ;]

Hell NO ... thanks for asking ;]
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,105
Posted By bgb
Parting with an FD 24mm is regarded as a NO NO in...

Parting with an FD 24mm is regarded as a NO NO in most civilised societies, I have a Vivitar 24 on mine and it's ok but maybe not as nice as the FD.

" solid " as in don't drop it on your toe of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,764
Posted By bgb
I have one that is actually off a dive torch, it...

I have one that is actually off a dive torch, it has a little toggle thing so you can lock it on. Sort of like this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,105
Posted By bgb
I use a hearing aid battery of 1.4v in my Ftb...

I use a hearing aid battery of 1.4v in my Ftb seems to work ok. Mine is the first model but they used the same evil mercury battery.
What did you think of the camera? I find it huge and heavy...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 6,188
Posted By bgb
I think it would be nice if Cosina updated the...

I think it would be nice if Cosina updated the Epson R-D1, I'm sure it could be done but will it or should it is a matter for those who will spend the money.

If they did would anyone buy it?

Why...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-21-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,154
Posted By bgb
Mine does 120/220 but as it has film in it I...

Mine does 120/220 but as it has film in it I can't take it apart to have a look see.

Do you have some photos of the offending bits?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-11-2012
Replies: 121
Views: 12,720
Posted By bgb
Ok you shamed me ... A 10 year old girl take...

Ok you shamed me ...
A 10 year old girl take better photos than I do ... oh the shame!
Beautiful work please keep them coming
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 5,560
Posted By bgb
I like my rangefinder as it's easy to focus using...

I like my rangefinder as it's easy to focus using my left eye and it's very quiet.
I'm able to focus & frame the slr easier but for most street shots a rangefinder with it's almost silent shuter is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-23-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,771
Posted By bgb
I reckon you got it right as the image looks very...

I reckon you got it right as the image looks very good. Is Mollie a relative or just a very patient subject?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,661
Posted By bgb
I have on-demand grid pattern in my Nikon F80/N80...

I have on-demand grid pattern in my Nikon F80/N80 and it does help a lot, have one in my Yashica 124G. I'm not sure what other cameras have grid lines as these two are the only ones I have used that...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-19-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,447
Posted By bgb
In the cold light of morning the X100 still looks...

In the cold light of morning the X100 still looks like the favorite followed for some strange reason by the Epson, I guess it's because it looks cool and everyone seems to love theirs. The Pro is...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-18-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,447
Posted By bgb
Keen to hear how the X Pro-1 works out for you, I...

Keen to hear how the X Pro-1 works out for you, I had a look at it in the shop and it's a nice little camera ... when you have xxl hands like I do it's a little camera. Not sure about the extra $ but...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-18-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,447
Posted By bgb
After looking at this camera I'm in exactly the...

After looking at this camera I'm in exactly the same position you were after you returned the OM, of course I will learn from your error and not buy an OM !
The dealer has X100, X-1 Pro, Nex-7, ...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-18-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,447
Posted By bgb
+1 Koven very nice work :D

+1 Koven very nice work :D
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-18-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,447
Posted By bgb
I have just got to handle one of these little...

I have just got to handle one of these little babies in the flesh and it's just as well I didn't have my credit card with me ... this camera is now top of the list of possibles, I will look at others...
Forum: Other RF 07-17-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 9,735
Posted By bgb
For me the answer is YES to all three, I'm not...

For me the answer is YES to all three, I'm not happy about it but that's life sometimes.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-15-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,447
Posted By bgb
I phoned the local store to see if they had one...

I phoned the local store to see if they had one and they don't ... but the rep is comming in on Thursday and will bring in a sample for me to fondle and play with. I hope it helps me with my...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-15-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,447
Posted By bgb
May i ask what was the thing that made you decide...

May i ask what was the thing that made you decide a fixed lens of 35mm was the way to go... as opposed to the OM and FUji Pro or even a SLR?
It's one of the cameras on my ' if I go digital ' list. :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 11,202
Posted By bgb
I think it's called progress ... :bang:

I think it's called progress ...

:bang:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 11,202
Posted By bgb
Same story around here as soon as the machines...

Same story around here as soon as the machines need repair or replacement they might just stop doing film as it's such a small part of their work. I got the impression that they would be happy for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,162
Posted By bgb
Yet 18 people have bid on it and it's reached...

Yet 18 people have bid on it and it's reached over $150 ...
Guess some people just can't resist :bang:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,162
Posted By bgb
As it was born the same year I was it would be...

As it was born the same year I was it would be nice to see it repaired but it doesn't look good. I think if it was free I would send it off to an expert for a quote but I would not buy it.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-14-2012
Replies: 95
Views: 12,496
Posted By bgb
I love using my Yashica GSN and could use that...

I love using my Yashica GSN and could use that and nothing else for most of the photography I do, otherwise it's the digital P&S for cat shots. The GSN is just the right size for my xxl hands and it...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,260
Posted By bgb
Your Milton Keynes book was very good Vicki, I...

Your Milton Keynes book was very good Vicki, I have my signed copy sitting in the bookshelf between some guy called Cartier-Bresson and a someone called Vivian Maier.
Do you have plans for new book?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-05-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,699
Posted By bgb
If it's the size of a GSN we have a winner, alas...

If it's the size of a GSN we have a winner, alas Bessa cameras are thin on the ground here in NZ so I have never seen one. Actually lots of cameras are hard to find down here so I would be getting it...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-05-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,699
Posted By bgb
Sounds good backalley just the sort of thing I...

Sounds good backalley just the sort of thing I wanted to hear.

What about the size of the camera? Same as an OM-2 or about the same as a Yashica GSN? I have large hands and while I can carry and...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-05-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,699
Posted By bgb
Considering the cameras you have now and the ones...

Considering the cameras you have now and the ones you have owned that's high praise indeed.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-05-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,699
Posted By bgb
Having decided that a digital is definately in my...

Having decided that a digital is definately in my future Im' looking at a X100 the new OM-D and now this Epson, trouble is they all have good and bad points and I can't decide between them.
The only...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-05-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,556
Posted By bgb
Nice story Dave. i lack your story telling skills...

Nice story Dave. i lack your story telling skills so I'll keep it short.

... most recently at a motorcycle street race. I took the TLR with the intention of getting as many people and static old...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-05-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 15,852
Posted By bgb
I had a good look at this camera in a local store...

I had a good look at this camera in a local store the other day and I had two thoughts, firstly it really is very pretty and secondly it's tiny. ok I can explain ... my hands need xxl gloves and even...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 8,520
Posted By bgb
Some of my friends and I have had the "what would...

Some of my friends and I have had the "what would you do if you won lotto?" discussion ... results in a lot of tall tales and wild thinking.
I always wish for an M9 and spending the days taking...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 8,520
Posted By bgb
I still haven't worked out who is stupid enough...

I still haven't worked out who is stupid enough to give me $12,000 to spend on photography.
Maybe if i saved some rich dudes life and he offered to buy me the camera of my dreams i could imagine...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-28-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,697
Posted By bgb
You're a braver man than I am, no way I would ask...

You're a braver man than I am, no way I would ask a pretty girl if i could take her photo. Add to that the location and dress changes and you have a hell of a task on your hands.
Some of the photos...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 8,520
Posted By bgb
Second hand M9 & lens, might get coffee with the...

Second hand M9 & lens, might get coffee with the change
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 19,208
Posted By bgb
That should read " don't have enough money for...

That should read " don't have enough money for food and rent after buying a Leica and film "

:D
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