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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-27-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 11,197
Posted By fergus
Agreed. I have both the Lance and Hyperion...

Agreed.

I have both the Lance and Hyperion straps.

Both are very similar, with slightly different materials and construction. The Hyperion is 90% of the Lance strap, for a 75% discount (if I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 5,281
Posted By fergus
Photobucket want $399. I registered my domain...

Photobucket want $399.

I registered my domain name and paid for hosting, it's Au $9.95/month = $7.22/month after-tax, = approx $5.40 / month.

This, or ZenFolio. Why would anyone pay for PhotoBucket?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 5,281
Posted By fergus
Bad news Keith - your account has been hit too,...

Bad news Keith - your account has been hit too, even here in Oz.

My photobucket links still work, but I have only 44 pics, and they are linked from threads on a tiny forum.

I suspect they started...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 4,903
Posted By fergus
I did a similar thing, Raid. I spent the first...

I did a similar thing, Raid. I spent the first day of a 5-week European trip wandering around electronic and camera shops until I found the right charger!
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-23-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,166
Posted By fergus
My rubbish usually has bottle tops from cheap...

My rubbish usually has bottle tops from cheap French bubbly. After reading Roger's page I am tonight trying Spanish 'cava'.

:)
Forum: RFF Polls 11-05-2016
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,175
Posted By fergus
We had amazing weather, perfect. I attempted to...

We had amazing weather, perfect. I attempted to photograph my friend's 'racing drones' (radio controlled multi-rotor thingies). I discovered how woeful such a task is with a manual-focus lens!
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-01-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,714
Posted By fergus
With the demise of the Nikon 1 system, you might...

With the demise of the Nikon 1 system, you might get an AW-1 cheap. Waterproof etc. and with a decent sized sensor. A couple of years ago we kayaked regularly and it was perfect (and rugged).
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-25-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,182
Posted By fergus
It lives! Image...

It lives! Image linked:

http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/1021/566/01.jpg
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-22-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,182
Posted By fergus
Thanks. It will be interesting to see pics when...

Thanks.

It will be interesting to see pics when they are available.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-22-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,182
Posted By fergus
I don't know much about lens design... the...

I don't know much about lens design... the aperture blades will help (I think?) with smooth bokeh transitions, but what effect will 10 elements have?

Do lenses with more elements produce...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-20-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,182
Posted By fergus
New Voigtlander e-mount 65/2 macro?

There might be a new e-mount lens on the way?

65mm f/2 Macro Apo-Lanthar - spec sheet here (https://voigtlaender.com/65-mm--f2-macro-apo-lanthar.html)

Has anyone heard of this lens?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 4,551
Posted By fergus
This image shows the (rather obvious) benefit of...

This image shows the (rather obvious) benefit of getting away from city lights.

http://www.gearthblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/bortle.jpeg


And this link will take you to a Google Earth...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2016
Replies: 120
Views: 8,504
Posted By fergus
Hey, I play golf with one of those guys, always...

Hey, I play golf with one of those guys, always with the latest $600-$900 putter...

You should see his face when the old guy in our group nails every putt with his stolen-from-a-putt-putt-range $5...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2016
Replies: 120
Views: 8,504
Posted By fergus
Hello Roger, Yes you're right many might have...

Hello Roger,

Yes you're right many might have had such an advantage. Your example of Trump is a good one in the current public eye.

However at least in my experience the really well-off ones were...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2016
Replies: 120
Views: 8,504
Posted By fergus
Well, on the topic of 'debt' and 'wealth'... I...

Well, on the topic of 'debt' and 'wealth'... I give tax and financial advice (business structures). So I get to meet all types, from the top 1% to the rest of us.

The richest people I have met have...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-15-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,890
Posted By fergus
I've had great results with my 300/4.5. Very...

I've had great results with my 300/4.5. Very useful both in photography and photomacrography as a tube lens with a microscope (infinity) objective in front of it.

The only time I've seen colour...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-01-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 4,117
Posted By fergus
Amazing that an island nation could do that. No...

Amazing that an island nation could do that. No doubt with time the oceans can replenish.

And you're right, when hungry we become a lot less fussy about size or taste.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-30-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 4,117
Posted By fergus
An interesting look at Cuba, thank you! I am...

An interesting look at Cuba, thank you!

I am wondering though, why are fish not available given an island nation and (no doubt) many people would fish?

Cheers...
Fergus :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-08-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 11,158
Posted By fergus
If it's wet & cold enough for an umbrella, I...

If it's wet & cold enough for an umbrella, I think I deserve an occasional nip. Briggs make many fine umbrellas, including one ideal for these conditions; the malacca handled edition complete with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-15-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,790
Posted By fergus
I presume that the test photo was chosen for that...

I presume that the test photo was chosen for that very reason - to demonstrate comparative bokeh. And yes, we all view it on our computers.

I am curious about other lenses (as others have been)....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-06-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,011
Posted By fergus
Yep - and the photos out there online make most...

Yep - and the photos out there online make most squirm. That's one of the cases I teach my students. Despite her wounds and treatment all she was (basically) asking for was her medical costs. It...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-04-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,011
Posted By fergus
It might be a standard disclaimer (thinking USA...

It might be a standard disclaimer (thinking USA product liability laws)...

My Jeep had instructions of how to care for my skin if the airbag going off caused a rash due to the airbag fabric...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-19-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 6,945
Posted By fergus
You can make choices to minimise the risk. 1....

You can make choices to minimise the risk.

1. never use your real date of birth online (use one that is several years/months 'out' from reality, to prevent registry searches).

2. never give your...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-16-2016
Replies: 242
Views: 41,134
Posted By fergus
Well put, nothing to lose. I would bet there's a...

Well put, nothing to lose. I would bet there's a refund or replacement - more likely the replacement (which is more useful anyway).

In my case the order was certainly not delivered lightning fast,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-14-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 4,714
Posted By fergus
I took a different approach Raid - when my...

I took a different approach Raid - when my favourite films were discontinued it so happened that I was moving house... I took the big mental leap to sell my film fridge, and sold much of my film on...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-09-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 11,053
Posted By fergus
They look like HDR images in some of them... has...

They look like HDR images in some of them... has post-processing been applied? Some look 'unnatural'. Or is this a natural feature of the camera/lens in this situation?

I am curious.
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-03-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 7,165
Posted By fergus
There are no decent telephotos for e-mount. I...

There are no decent telephotos for e-mount. I long for a 300/2.8 e-mount. So, this is quite interesting for me.

I just wish it was for Nikon (I have too many Nikkor lenses).
Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2016
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,175
Posted By fergus
Cycling in the mountains west of Sydney with...

Cycling in the mountains west of Sydney with friends, lots of mud and washouts after recent rains. I used my nex-5r and 16mm lens (24mm equivalent).
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 02-05-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 6,696
Posted By fergus
Yep, +1 on this. I was more interested in the...

Yep, +1 on this.

I was more interested in the lenses than the camera. At least Sony are bringing out new lenses.

I have everything I need, except one thing... a decent long/super prime telephoto....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-28-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,471
Posted By fergus
Now that brought back some memories Keith... in...

Now that brought back some memories Keith... in my younger days I owned a candle factory!

And yes, the accumulation of wax/mess/etc. is typical.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-23-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,690
Posted By fergus
You could try: http://www.emachineshop.com If...

You could try: http://www.emachineshop.com

If you do the CAD work they can give you a quote. I haven't used them, but have seen them mentioned (favourably) a few times by custom bike builders on a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-01-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 3,291
Posted By fergus
What if it's a frozen chicken? :o

What if it's a frozen chicken? :o
Forum: Photo Software 12-21-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 5,183
Posted By fergus
Given the sensor size, does anyone know what the...

Given the sensor size, does anyone know what the f/2.2 aperture equates to in 35mm terms (in regards to depth of field)?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2015
Replies: 476
Views: 69,576
Posted By fergus
Nice shots Raid, I always liked the SWC. Re the...

Nice shots Raid, I always liked the SWC.

Re the digital back I too had them in the 'mega expense' category and therefore out of mind, but sometimes second hand ones come up at very reasonable...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-27-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 31,122
Posted By fergus
All the time Keith :) I am a large-format...

All the time Keith :)
I am a large-format wanna-be with an NEX...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-27-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,760
Posted By fergus
I wish everyone did this (asked permission for...

I wish everyone did this (asked permission for use). It resolves so many of the issues.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-25-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,760
Posted By fergus
Hi Mike, Australian law is a little different to...

Hi Mike,

Australian law is a little different to other countries, for example we have no 'fair use' provisions, nor do we have 'registration' of copyright.

In your examples, if you linked to the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By fergus
Agreed [+a lot] And the site still works. Thanks...

Agreed [+a lot]

And the site still works. Thanks to this thread I have re-discovered the large format forum :)
Forum: Off Topic 02-16-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 7,689
Posted By fergus
I have this 24-hr watch from Botta Design. Pic is...

I have this 24-hr watch from Botta Design. Pic is from their website.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-01-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 11,429
Posted By fergus
In today's auto-email Wharton has an article on...

In today's auto-email Wharton has an article on Kodak: http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2935
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-01-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,233
Posted By fergus
Rover and I must have similar tastes... I use...

Rover and I must have similar tastes... I use their briefcase daily and their wallet too. Expensive, but they will outlive most of us, the materials and build quality are great.

Compared to other...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 9,546
Posted By fergus
$50/roll for development? :eek: Try Photo Colour...

$50/roll for development? :eek:

Try Photo Colour in Heidelberg (Melbourne) at around $10/roll. They have a web order form, it takes about a week.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 9,546
Posted By fergus
$15-$20 per roll? Hmmm... with B&H purchasing,...

$15-$20 per roll? Hmmm... with B&H purchasing, o/s shipping (even in big orders) and processing for slides, we're already there. But do we really need another poll :rolleyes:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 9,546
Posted By fergus
Raid has a point. Whether we like digital or not,...

Raid has a point. Whether we like digital or not, at these prices it's looking more and more inevitable.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-28-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 9,546
Posted By fergus
It does seem to depend on the industry so I think...

It does seem to depend on the industry so I think it's the importers.

Eg Hoyt bows are within a few dollars whether bought from the US or Oz. I checked before my last purchase. But for books or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 9,546
Posted By fergus
Typically the postage per roll for a decent-sized...

Typically the postage per roll for a decent-sized order from B&H/Freestyle to Oz is less than $1/roll. You just have to make a decent sized order. Often a few of us here get together to make the...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-23-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,036
Posted By fergus
Ebay's isn't free - they still take the...

Ebay's isn't free - they still take the percentage of the selling price.

$5 was a good deal. $7 is still ok.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 11,429
Posted By fergus
That article has a very positive feel! One never...

That article has a very positive feel!

One never knows, and I don't pretend to understand companies trading under 'bankruptcy' but perhaps if the film division is genuinely profitable and can stand...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 01-15-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,872
Posted By fergus
It was the square format that caught my eye - I...

It was the square format that caught my eye - I always liked 6x6.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,779
Posted By fergus
Ah! That's good news :)

Ah!

That's good news :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,779
Posted By fergus
Kodak restructures film division? News article

This popped up on the news this morning:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-01-11/struggling-kodak-disbands-film-group2c-shares-soar/3767134

"Eastman Kodak has announced a restructure that...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 01-10-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,872
Posted By fergus
Well it doesn't have interchangeable lenses but...

Well it doesn't have interchangeable lenses but it does have a slightly bigger sensor and can shoot in square format:

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canong1x/page2.asp
Forum: Off Topic 12-21-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By fergus
Boxers. Once you switch you never go back...

Boxers. Once you switch you never go back...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-08-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By fergus
I like robotics but these kids are probably way...

I like robotics but these kids are probably way ahead of me.

The blue t-shirt is a big-bang-theory item isn't it?

http://www.amazon.com/Big-Bang-Theory-Evolution-T-shirt/dp/B003IQROEI
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-05-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,135
Posted By fergus
3,995 rupees? that's under $100 according to...

3,995 rupees? that's under $100 according to xe.com :)

Or does Rs 3,995.00 mean a different currency?
Forum: Off Topic 08-14-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By fergus
Yep the price was right, that's for sure. And...

Yep the price was right, that's for sure. And with the 24-hr single hand you definitely have a watch no-one has seen before.

They also have the 12-hr version:...
Forum: Off Topic 08-14-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By fergus
I've always liked single-hand watches. I didn't...

I've always liked single-hand watches. I didn't know about Karl Falk - they look nice, I especially like the mechanical option.

I have the white-faced Botta... 24 hours not 12 per...
Forum: Off Topic 06-18-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,485
Posted By fergus
Triumph will even sell you a replica numberplate...

Triumph will even sell you a replica numberplate :)
Forum: Off Topic 06-17-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,485
Posted By fergus
Seating position, slightly longer suspension,...

Seating position, slightly longer suspension, different engine (270 degree crank)...

... and that whole Steve McQueen thing... I find myself whistling the tune from 'the great escape' more often...
Forum: Off Topic 06-16-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,485
Posted By fergus
Scrambler! Best bike I've...

Scrambler! Best bike I've had.

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2006models/2006-Triumph-Scrambler.htm
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-13-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 8,135
Posted By fergus
Think like an 8x10 landscapre photographer... and...

Think like an 8x10 landscapre photographer... and 'walk the scene' before getting the camera out :rolleyes:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-20-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 5,190
Posted By fergus
Ouch! I had the SD14 and have been waiting for...

Ouch! I had the SD14 and have been waiting for the SD1... but $9700?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-19-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,394
Posted By fergus
I use two different sized backpacks from...

I use two different sized backpacks from Tamrac... I thought they would not hold up to motorbike rides and bushwalks etc but they've done very well.

I carry a tripod way-too-big on the back and they...
Forum: RFF News 05-19-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 24,335
Posted By fergus
And here on my flaky cellular laptop connection...

And here on my flaky cellular laptop connection (sometimes lightning, sometimes dial-up), RFF is no different than before and always loads ok.
Forum: RFF News 05-19-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 24,335
Posted By fergus
The NBN will solve all your problems...

The NBN will solve all your problems :p

<National Broadband Network for those o/s... a 40-billion $ white elephant)
Forum: Off Topic 05-03-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By fergus
The confirmed address thing in paypal is not...

The confirmed address thing in paypal is not offered in most countries outside the USA.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 6,500
Posted By fergus
Perhaps there's a workshop one can take to learn...

Perhaps there's a workshop one can take to learn how?

Or a video segment to download from luminous-landscape?

:p
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 6,500
Posted By fergus
Can't be. Otherwise it would be referred to as...

Can't be. Otherwise it would be referred to as just a 'CA'... :eek:
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 6,500
Posted By fergus
Who said we were middle-aged? :rolleyes:

Who said we were middle-aged? :rolleyes:
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 6,500
Posted By fergus
And after too much alcohol, one hopes! :p

And after too much alcohol, one hopes! :p
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-09-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,715
Posted By fergus
Never had problems with genuine Sandisk (extreme...

Never had problems with genuine Sandisk (extreme III) or lexar SD cards.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By fergus
EMS (international courier) from Australia Post...

EMS (international courier) from Australia Post is expensive but insured and trackable.

Compared to DHL, Fedex & UPS it's a bargain.

GST (charged by customs) is on imports, with a taxable value of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-05-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By fergus
Their website shows a 35mm enlarger that can...

Their website shows a 35mm enlarger that can handle MF too... for under $300? Anyone had any experience with these?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-02-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 7,028
Posted By fergus
I'm tempted, even at the $3300-ish price. I have...

I'm tempted, even at the $3300-ish price. I have a small bonus due by the end of June, which might line up nicely with availability.

Can't wait to see some sample pics.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-13-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,835
Posted By fergus
If you get the chance to try ADOX 120 film they...

If you get the chance to try ADOX 120 film they come in black plastic light-proof containers with flip/snap lids (tethered).

I re-use these containers with my 120 exposed films... one in your...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 3,732
Posted By fergus
Now there's an interesting mental image :eek:

Now there's an interesting mental image :eek:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 3,732
Posted By fergus
Yay! I can see my film in there! Provia 400x is...

Yay! I can see my film in there!

Provia 400x is $10-ish from B&H, and $35-ish here in Oz... these orders are definitely worth it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 3,732
Posted By fergus
I'm in! PM sent, thanks Chris. + a bump for the...

I'm in! PM sent, thanks Chris.

+ a bump for the late-night RFF readers...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-15-2011
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,175
Posted By fergus
This weekend is my last chance to play with my...

This weekend is my last chance to play with my Yashica 12 TLR (it's for sale).

(moving to Mamiya 7)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-15-2011
Replies: 922
Views: 71,542
Posted By fergus
I just realised it's Jan 15 already... more than...

I just realised it's Jan 15 already... more than 2 weeks after the big close-off. That must have been an amazing amount of film that turned up in the final week or so!
Forum: Travel 01-11-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By fergus
If his heart is set on meeting her then he should...

If his heart is set on meeting her then he should go there. The $4k is a scam, for sure. Unless he's talked with her live on a webcam, it might just be an agency using photos.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-30-2010
Replies: 922
Views: 71,542
Posted By fergus
USPS shows my parcel was collected, early on the...

USPS shows my parcel was collected, early on the 29th. Yet, no email from Dwaynes (do they always send the email?) and no hit on my VISA card. Fingers crossed.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-28-2010
Replies: 922
Views: 71,542
Posted By fergus
My EMS parcel has cleared customs in Chicago......

My EMS parcel has cleared customs in Chicago... now the wait to see if it makes it to Dwaynes in time!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-21-2010
Replies: 922
Views: 71,542
Posted By fergus
I will be trusting the 4-day EMS courier; sending...

I will be trusting the 4-day EMS courier; sending my final rolls tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

Anyone else as late as me?
Forum: RFF Polls 12-12-2010
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,175
Posted By fergus
I spent Sunday late afternoon at the beach just...

I spent Sunday late afternoon at the beach just as the sun was setting. Tried to use up my last rolls of kodachrome.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-11-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 6,597
Posted By fergus
What's to fantasise about? Elvis lives in my...

What's to fantasise about? Elvis lives in my building. :p

Roger - we all like to dream. A 24 1.4 in my price range is a very fond wish.
Forum: Off Topic 10-02-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,156
Posted By fergus
I am in with half a chance... the laptop is on my...

I am in with half a chance... the laptop is on my workbench; to my left is a nice hefty axe and a propane brazing tank/torch.

When do the zombies arrive?
Forum: Off Topic 06-21-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By fergus
Indeed the spill may have created more unemployed...

Indeed the spill may have created more unemployed than can be put to work in the clean-up?
Forum: Off Topic 06-17-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,103
Posted By fergus
watch the replays... he did put his studs into...

watch the replays... he did put his studs into the guy... red card is the only possible response
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-06-2010
Replies: 138
Views: 16,424
Posted By fergus
Too late, Keith. I think it's called "rap"... ...

Too late, Keith. I think it's called "rap"... :p
Forum: Off Topic 06-04-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 4,736
Posted By fergus
I am not much into birds and have only...

I am not much into birds and have only sporadically followed news of this oil leak, but those photos are both strong and terrible at the same time. Few things these days make me stop in my tracks but...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-26-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 4,515
Posted By fergus
It would be absolutely dreamy... and I'd buy one...

It would be absolutely dreamy... and I'd buy one in a flash.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,097
Posted By fergus
...then you have the makings of a great country &...

...then you have the makings of a great country & western song!! :p
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-16-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,267
Posted By fergus
Keith you'll probably find the F6 a burden and...

Keith you'll probably find the F6 a burden and not really useful. Just let me know and I'll take it off your hands. :p

Lucky bugger!!!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-07-2010
Replies: 105
Views: 8,649
Posted By fergus
These two are fantastic! Which city?

These two are fantastic! Which city?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-07-2010
Replies: 105
Views: 8,649
Posted By fergus
Love this image, the colours get me.

Love this image, the colours get me.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-07-2010
Replies: 105
Views: 8,649
Posted By fergus
This is great! Love the colours.

This is great! Love the colours.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2010
Replies: 350
Views: 33,702
Posted By fergus
I'd get a chrome MP. Oh, and a 24/1.4 :)

I'd get a chrome MP.

Oh, and a 24/1.4 :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,692
Posted By fergus
I use Photo Color in Melbourne (Heidelberg). E6...

I use Photo Color in Melbourne (Heidelberg).

E6 120 process only $9.50, C41 120 process + scan to cd $12.90.

They have a website with lots of pricing details and order forms - I send my rolls down...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-17-2010
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,175
Posted By fergus
I think my Sunday will be spent testing new...

I think my Sunday will be spent testing new cameras. I had a very lucky day.

Just tonight a very good friend of mine gave me his cameras that he has not used in 30+ years, I didn't even know he...
Forum: Off Topic 04-08-2010
Replies: 590
Views: 15,610
Posted By fergus
I seem to recall in macroeconomics that saving...

I seem to recall in macroeconomics that saving was good for the individual, but bad for the entire population. There was a lot of algebra about 'aggregate demand' that proved this.

Hence if you...
Forum: Off Topic 04-05-2010
Replies: 590
Views: 15,610
Posted By fergus
Perhaps the funds are held in trust establishing...

Perhaps the funds are held in trust establishing a fund, with the investment proceeds to be distributed; hence ensuring an on-going charitable distribution?
Forum: RFF Polls 04-05-2010
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,175
Posted By fergus
I went south to the Australian 'high country' - I...

I went south to the Australian 'high country' - I took photos with my bessa r3m with 50/2 heliar, holga 6x12 panoramic, and yashica 6x6.

The films will wait in the fridge until I send the next batch...
Forum: Off Topic 03-31-2010
Replies: 590
Views: 15,610
Posted By fergus
The UK system sounds simple and well thought out,...

The UK system sounds simple and well thought out, but ours is a lot worse with the consumption tax applying to almost everything apart from fresh foods and medical services. Foods that have been...
Forum: Off Topic 03-31-2010
Replies: 590
Views: 15,610
Posted By fergus
Consumption taxes ensure all people are taxed at...

Consumption taxes ensure all people are taxed at least somewhat; if you only tax income, those who work in the cash economy don't pay any tax.

And in some countries both income and consumption...
Forum: Off Topic 03-31-2010
Replies: 590
Views: 15,610
Posted By fergus
The 2nd one is interesting. Many so-called...

The 2nd one is interesting. Many so-called 3rd-world countries have their heads around this, I have been surprised when traveling to find houses being bought with government support. This has not...
Forum: Off Topic 03-31-2010
Replies: 590
Views: 15,610
Posted By fergus
The income tax side is easy to achieve; with a...

The income tax side is easy to achieve; with a threshhold, or offsets (credits/rebates) or both. We use a combination here with a $6,000 tax-free threshhold plus an offset to take it to at least...
Forum: Off Topic 03-29-2010
Replies: 590
Views: 15,610
Posted By fergus
Actually; I think that such a high requirement...

Actually; I think that such a high requirement for a deposit would keep prices reasonable.

Here in Oz, a 3% deposit (yes 3%) is considered a 'large' deposit.

LOL.
Forum: Off Topic 03-29-2010
Replies: 590
Views: 15,610
Posted By fergus
Oh yes, "luxury car tax"... and we also have...

Oh yes, "luxury car tax"... and we also have import duties!!!
Forum: Off Topic 03-29-2010
Replies: 590
Views: 15,610
Posted By fergus
This has improved greatly in the past 2 or 3...

This has improved greatly in the past 2 or 3 years.

The highest personal tax rate now kicks in at $180,000 (used to be just $60k).

The massive tax on luxury goods = a luxury car tax on cars above...
Forum: Off Topic 03-29-2010
Replies: 590
Views: 15,610
Posted By fergus
Wow, the headlines have worked! (our government's...

Wow, the headlines have worked! (our government's plan?)

The Education funds have resulted in buildings costing twice or more of the true cost... schools get less not more in the end (I work in...
Forum: Off Topic 03-29-2010
Replies: 590
Views: 15,610
Posted By fergus
Hello Olsen, It may depend on how the others are...

Hello Olsen,

It may depend on how the others are taxed. Here in Australia, with various offsets (example: low income tax offset) one must earn close to $30,000 before paying income taxes (15% at...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-29-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By fergus
(or) for $1600 for a 24/1.4... I would probably...

(or) for $1600 for a 24/1.4... I would probably wet myself getting the payment to Mr Gandy quickly enough :o
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,739
Posted By fergus
I like the MP... they've made it more stealthy by...

I like the MP... they've made it more stealthy by removing the Red Dot...

:)

http://leicarumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/leica-mp-limited-edition.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,638
Posted By fergus
His site used to be quite interesting, with photo...

His site used to be quite interesting, with photo trips to Iceland, Antarctica, the Amazon, etc., and a never-ending array of new cameras and toys. I even bought some of the video-journal...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,638
Posted By fergus
The entire article summed up in 5 words! Live...

The entire article summed up in 5 words!

Live view would be nice eg with occasional use of wide-angle lenses without an external viewfinder. And weather sealing would be great. But otherwise?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 4,143
Posted By fergus
After reading this thread I went looking for the...

After reading this thread I went looking for the reciprocity data on two films I use, Astia and Provia 400.

I found the data sheets here...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-11-2010
Replies: 109
Views: 10,576
Posted By fergus
Another voice waiting for the M10, which will...

Another voice waiting for the M10, which will reduce M9 prices into my world of possibilities. :)
Forum: RFF Polls 01-10-2010
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,175
Posted By fergus
This is a nice photo! Well done!

This is a nice photo! Well done!
Forum: RFF Polls 01-10-2010
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,175
Posted By fergus
Raid did you dip your toe in the ocean? Maybe...

Raid did you dip your toe in the ocean?

Maybe the water was warmer than the air!
Forum: RFF Polls 01-09-2010
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,175
Posted By fergus
Raid, if you were not in Florida you would miss...

Raid, if you were not in Florida you would miss out on some unique photo opportunities :)


8th Jan - Associated Press reports from US:

The frigid weather hampered northern firefighters and even...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-09-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By fergus
The RFF favicon is gone?

Has anyone else noticed that the RFF mini icon for the address bar, favorites, etc., has disappeared in the past couple of weeks? It used to be a little black camera image.

At least it has on my...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-22-2009
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,175
Posted By fergus
You're right Raid, it's like a big weekend. Until...

You're right Raid, it's like a big weekend. Until Jan 3 really.

I have trays now for developing 4x5, a new pinhole wooden camera, a 50-pack of cheap film from China, plenty of developer, but no...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-14-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 3,034
Posted By fergus
I would really like to see Sigma release their...

I would really like to see Sigma release their SD15 so I can get my SD14 files but from a much faster camera. Waiting for the SD14 to write raw files is like watching paint dry.

A GF1 with foveon...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-14-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,535
Posted By fergus
Ken Rockwell's site is 'entertaining' but you may...

Ken Rockwell's site is 'entertaining' but you may need grain of salt before reading. He openly admits to 'reviewing' things he has not actually seen or used!

Re CV lenses... you will find many...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-13-2009
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,175
Posted By fergus
Sadly no photography... got home Friday night to...

Sadly no photography... got home Friday night to find my 89-yr-old neighbour with a broken ankle, and took her to hospital. Got home 7am the next day. I've been sleeping all weekend trying to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-30-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 7,346
Posted By fergus
Quite a project, Chris! Looking forward to...

Quite a project, Chris!

Looking forward to seeing it progress. One day I'll build something similar.

Cheers...
Fergus.
Forum: Travel 11-29-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 5,674
Posted By fergus
June/July 2007 trip, Sydney -> Auckland -> Cook...

June/July 2007 trip, Sydney -> Auckland -> Cook Islands -> Tahiti -> Easter Island -> Santiago -> Buenos Aires -> Salta and return... 14 scans (carry-on) and no film showed any problems.

The damage...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-26-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 5,068
Posted By fergus
The 50/2 nickel arrived today from Cameraquest,...

The 50/2 nickel arrived today from Cameraquest, yay!

:):):)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-15-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 23,209
Posted By fergus
Good to hear that the nickel finish is nice! I...

Good to hear that the nickel finish is nice! I have the 50/2 on the way.

Santa is running early this year... a 4x5 pinhole is also in the mail!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2009
Replies: 154
Views: 51,755
Posted By fergus
Mark thanks for that, very detailed! 4500km is a...

Mark thanks for that, very detailed! 4500km is a long way a relatively short time, I can't imagine that trip with kids too (single guy talking here).

Did you get any good pics? You took the...
Forum: Argus RF 11-12-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 6,370
Posted By fergus
The well-mannered bears wait patiently for food...

The well-mannered bears wait patiently for food...
Forum: Argus RF 11-12-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 6,370
Posted By fergus
And let's not forget Boo Boo :)

And let's not forget Boo Boo :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2009
Replies: 154
Views: 51,755
Posted By fergus
Whereabouts did you go? How was the trip? Any...

Whereabouts did you go? How was the trip? Any hints on good locations?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-08-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 3,477
Posted By fergus
Well, two options can be found here...

Well, two options can be found here (http://www.terrafugia.com/) and here...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-07-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,677
Posted By fergus
I have one of his stainless soft releases on my...

I have one of his stainless soft releases on my R3M... wonderful! I like his straps too...
Forum: RFF News 11-05-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 4,975
Posted By fergus
I'm waiting on the 50/2... any word yet on when...

I'm waiting on the 50/2... any word yet on when they're coming?
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-24-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By fergus
Mike, I don't think that's it. I can remember...

Mike, I don't think that's it. I can remember online a few months after the M8's release about users obtaining better images through deliberately not following the expose-to-the-right mantra. Can't...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-24-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By fergus
deleted - double post

deleted - double post
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-24-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By fergus
I seem to recall reading that 'expose to the...

I seem to recall reading that 'expose to the right' worked with nearly all digital cameras... except for the M8, for which there was some better way.

I'll go look.

---

I can't find it... from...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-22-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 5,068
Posted By fergus
Indeed, I was thinking that I might prefer this...

Indeed, I was thinking that I might prefer this rigid version.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-22-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 5,068
Posted By fergus
I also have an LTM 50/2 on order. Koji...

I also have an LTM 50/2 on order.

Koji identified the 50/2 as being rigid in another thread here (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1161274&postcount=41).

Looking at the cosina...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 10-15-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 5,450
Posted By fergus
Luigi has a stainless one... won't that match...

Luigi has a stainless one... won't that match already?
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-13-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 3,772
Posted By fergus
Yep. I've had couple of cheapie no-name readers...

Yep. I've had couple of cheapie no-name readers that were glacially slow.

Someone earlier mentioned the Sandisk Micromate. It's extremely portable and just plugs into any usb port, the SD card will...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-13-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 23,209
Posted By fergus
It's comments like that that keep me thinking I...

It's comments like that that keep me thinking I should grab one of the nickel 3.5's too!

I wonder how generous santa is feeling this year? :rolleyes:
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 3,258
Posted By fergus
Keith, you can develop the Neopan sitting down I...

Keith, you can develop the Neopan sitting down I hope!

And a little bundy or XXXX (or both) will soothe the leg...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-13-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 8,794
Posted By fergus
You guys need alarms in your homes? wow...

You guys need alarms in your homes? wow...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 3,258
Posted By fergus
Your 35/1.2? If you will get just a few minutes...

Your 35/1.2? If you will get just a few minutes for one roll, you'll be stuck if there's not enough light for a slower lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 3,134
Posted By fergus
No no no... that's just fun! "Stupid" is riding...

No no no... that's just fun!

"Stupid" is riding your motorbike, with no helmet, drinking from beer can, on public roads, past the police academy where they instruct (and practice with) the highway...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-09-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By fergus
That could be quite funny, depending on the...

That could be quite funny, depending on the beverage involved! :)

But, you did say it was in the mornings, so I guess it's not that.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-09-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 8,794
Posted By fergus
Yes. I take people at face value. This has...

Yes.

I take people at face value.

This has caused me two problems but that's over many years, and such things are quickly forgotten. The other 99.99% more than makes up for that. It's a happy way...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-08-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 23,209
Posted By fergus
Yes I will sell the black lens. How much is a...

Yes I will sell the black lens.

How much is a fair price for this lens? Any ideas?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-08-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 23,209
Posted By fergus
Indeed! And I could not help myself, just placed...

Indeed!

And I could not help myself, just placed a deposit with Cameraquest for a nickel 50/2... :o
Forum: RFF Polls 10-03-2009
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,175
Posted By fergus
Long weekend here... off to the farm, heavily...

Long weekend here... off to the farm, heavily loaded...

1. Yashica 12 TLR
2. R3M with Canon 100 f3.5
3. Holga Panoramic

Ambitious but relaxing.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-26-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,677
Posted By fergus
That's a nice portrait Raid, well done!

That's a nice portrait Raid, well done!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2009
Replies: 154
Views: 51,755
Posted By fergus
I've always wanted one of these cameras! There...

I've always wanted one of these cameras!

There are some nice shots in this thread, keep them coming.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-08-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 2,758
Posted By fergus
Quite simple... I am going to convince my...

Quite simple... I am going to convince my beloved-other to buy one for me!!

:D

Seriously, this is my plan.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-08-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 23,209
Posted By fergus
Sorry Raid... the webpage was not "aimed" at...

Sorry Raid... the webpage was not "aimed" at you... rather to show the lenses that Tom had referred to.

I find the finish quite striking... I am tempted to buy one as a summer (Dec) gift for...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-06-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 23,209
Posted By fergus
I found this page on the cosina website:...

I found this page on the cosina website: http://www.cosina.co.jp/seihin/voigt/v-lens/v-l-m/h50-2-3.5/index.html

The nickel finish does look good!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-04-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 5,068
Posted By fergus
Raid, That's a good point, and a way to fund (at...

Raid,

That's a good point, and a way to fund (at least partially) the nickel 50/2 purchase. I wonder when they'll be announced/released?

You have discovered the beauty of the 50/2 at f2, perhaps...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-04-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 5,068
Posted By fergus
I wanted the chrome 50/2 but they were gone when...

I wanted the chrome 50/2 but they were gone when I bought my 250th anniversary R3M kit. A 50/2 in nickel would give me the lens I want, and let me keep the kit together too.

And the 3.5 is also...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-04-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 5,068
Posted By fergus
And just when I had my gas under control!...

And just when I had my gas under control! :)

Thanks for the heads-up though, gives us time to save.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-03-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 5,068
Posted By fergus
Raid, Both lenses are giving you good results. I...

Raid,

Both lenses are giving you good results. I like the 50/3.5 shots, and also the 50/2 especially the shots at f2.

You have reminded me why I liked this lens after I bought it! Although the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-19-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,310
Posted By fergus
They weigh more than you think... 200 sleeves...

They weigh more than you think... 200 sleeves will be 90% of the freight even if we are all in for several dozen rolls of film.

Isn't it your turn for an Australian-RFF film order? :p

My next film...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-14-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
Of the CV lenses you had in this test, how did...

Of the CV lenses you had in this test, how did they 'stack up' in this regard?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-13-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 3,690
Posted By fergus
One thing worth trying is the get the receipient...

One thing worth trying is the get the receipient to physically go to their delivery post office and ask if there's a package waiting. Many, many times Australia Post forgets to leave the little card...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-11-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,310
Posted By fergus
I get them from Freestlye. The frieight is...

I get them from Freestlye. The frieight is pricey, so include a decent film order or something else you need, to spread the cost.

How many are you after?

Fergus.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-10-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,776
Posted By fergus
fixbones - many of us develop our own... try...

fixbones - many of us develop our own... try vanbar for cheap chemicals (cheaper than importing from B&H or Freestyle for example). There are other sites too.

I am currently playing with adox chs-25...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-08-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
Looking at the '435' sign... the CV2.5 lens seems...

Looking at the '435' sign... the CV2.5 lens seems 'better' at 2.5 than at f4 or f8? This looks to be a nice lens when used wide open.

And stopped-down, both jupiter lenses seem to produce the goods.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-08-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
Thanks for your efforts! And Raids too! To my...

Thanks for your efforts! And Raids too!

To my eyes, there is little at F4 and F8 to differentiate between the Heliar 2 and 3.5 - looking at the '435' sign and the plants.

Am I missing something...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-08-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
The Heliar 50/2 is clearly the 'winner'. :D:D:D

The Heliar 50/2 is clearly the 'winner'.

:D:D:D
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-08-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
It does look good wide-open! (looking at the...

It does look good wide-open! (looking at the '435' at f2)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-07-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 23,209
Posted By fergus
I find that the 50/2 Heliar has some slight...

I find that the 50/2 Heliar has some slight fall-off in the corners wide open.

I think this is a part of the look/feel of shots at f2.0 that I like. Not sure why but I do.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-05-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
It is easy to see why there is a following for...

It is easy to see why there is a following for 'old' glass. I like my canon 100/3.5 for similar reasons.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-05-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
That is a nice shot. Was it shot at 1.5? The...

That is a nice shot.

Was it shot at 1.5? The bokeh is very gentle.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-02-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 23,209
Posted By fergus
Would such a test include wide-open comparisons,...

Would such a test include wide-open comparisons, despite the difference in apetures?

I llke the look produced by the Heliar at f2, it would be interesting to compare to the 3.5 also wide open. This...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-02-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
I can't help with an M8 :( But seeing as you...

I can't help with an M8 :(

But seeing as you already have the Heliar it would be a waste not to take this opportunity. There is no rush to return the lens.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-02-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
I am looking forward to your direct comparisons...

I am looking forward to your direct comparisons with the f3.5 lens at various apetures.

I quite like the look of the heliar at f2.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-01-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
Once extended, the 50/2 rotates clockwise to...

Once extended, the 50/2 rotates clockwise to 'lock' in the extended position.

Raid I have an entire roll like your image, where a friend used the camera and forgot to extend the lens. Think 2-inches...
Forum: Off Topic 07-30-2009
Replies: 128
Views: 5,911
Posted By fergus
2006 Jeep Wrangler.

2006 Jeep Wrangler.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-28-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
Perhaps by the year 3125 all lenses will have the...

Perhaps by the year 3125 all lenses will have the 'vaseline' effect button... which I will need by then given the wrinkes that one can develop in 1000-odd years. :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-28-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
Posted By fergus
B&H are back in stock... more than 800 rolls....

B&H are back in stock... more than 800 rolls. Good luck! Every other time I've found it in stock it's lasted just minutes...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-28-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
Will the M55 be full frame? :rolleyes:

Will the M55 be full frame? :rolleyes:
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-19-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
Raid has us all guessing! I am looking forward...

Raid has us all guessing!

I am looking forward to the Heliar 3.5 v 2.0 showdown which will come later no doubt. I am also looking forward to the portraits "test" (from all lenses).
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-19-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
I will guess the 2nd of the 3 scans is the heliar...

I will guess the 2nd of the 3 scans is the heliar 50/2.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2009
Replies: 686
Views: 66,716
Posted By fergus
Very well done, Chris!

Very well done, Chris!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2009
Replies: 3,174
Views: 759,736
Posted By fergus
Sounds like a good way to save on the home...

Sounds like a good way to save on the home heating bills too, Keith? :rolleyes:
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-08-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
Sounds good Raid!

Sounds good Raid!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-03-2009
Replies: 3,174
Views: 759,736
Posted By fergus
No worries Keith, good to see it's getting some...

No worries Keith, good to see it's getting some use.

I was wondering when I saw your shot in the gallery... titled 'the call'... if you had stopped driving and jumped out trying to get a better...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-03-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
Raid I am concerned you don't have a suitably...

Raid I am concerned you don't have a suitably complete 50mm lens kit, that's all. :p

Just thinking of your best interests :)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-03-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
Congrat's on the Heliar purchase Raid. If you...

Congrat's on the Heliar purchase Raid.

If you feel the need to also buy a 50/2 (hint hint) consider please buying a chrome one. You could keep my black minty one and send me the chrome! :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By fergus
Indeed, I fear the worst. Shoot what you've...

Indeed, I fear the worst. Shoot what you've got.

My hope is that the 'hoarders' panic in 2010 and start dumping cheap on ebay.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-29-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
Getting closer!

Getting closer!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-29-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,690
Posted By fergus
Chris, I was hopeful of that. But my gut...

Chris, I was hopeful of that.

But my gut feeling is that current orders will outstrip what's left. Kodak stated supply through to 'fall' given 'current demand' but the demand has gone through the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-29-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,690
Posted By fergus
Looking at the current supply situation, I feel...

Looking at the current supply situation, I feel lucky to have 2 dozen rolls in the fridge.

Anyone lucky enough to crack a decent order in the coming weeks - if you want to sell 1 or 2 dozen send me...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-24-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 18,200
Posted By fergus
Raid, you have received several lenses now. The...

Raid, you have received several lenses now.

The test must be getting closer!

Given the news of recent days, are we able to include some kodachrome in the test? If you don't have any I'll send...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2009
Replies: 175
Views: 12,481
Posted By fergus
When the announcement came out a couple of days...

When the announcement came out a couple of days ago I thought I'd buy some more, to have a good blast 2010. But I keep getting teased... B&H sell out and the price rises, then the price on Amazon...
Forum: Travel 06-24-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,704
Posted By fergus
I wish I could find a decent local price for E6...

I wish I could find a decent local price for E6 but haven't yet... for Ektar we all seem to buy from Freestyle (or B&H) so if you can get a decent price o/s then do so.

Have a great trip!
Forum: Travel 06-23-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,704
Posted By fergus
Buy your film o/s and bring it in your pockets or...

Buy your film o/s and bring it in your pockets or carry-on bag.

35mm E6 can go for anything up to Au $30 per roll (yep!)... depends where and when but $20-$25 is 'normal'. Many of us get together...
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