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Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
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Posted By gbealnz
Thank you F/T, but I am now sorted. Well I will...

Thank you F/T, but I am now sorted. Well I will be when it arrives.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 4,050
Posted By gbealnz
Jordan etc, Silent Thunder were great to deal...

Jordan etc,
Silent Thunder were great to deal with, and I almost bought the hood etc. In the end I found an exceptional deal on the genuine hood, and went that way.
Gary
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 4,050
Posted By gbealnz
Cheers Jordan, The Amazon link doesn't work for...

Cheers Jordan,
The Amazon link doesn't work for me in NZ, but ive seen these on e bay, thank you.

The Project Hasselblad blog posts look very interesting and I've sent them a message, let you know...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 4,050
Posted By gbealnz
Anyone else come across anything...

Anyone else come across anything suitable/affordable for the 45/90 hood dilemma? I'm not springing the silly money being asked on the bay.
Gary
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By gbealnz
Popflash has a couple of used F's, nice looking...

Popflash has a couple of used F's, nice looking ones.
Gary
Forum: Leica SL 02-05-2020
Replies: 59
Views: 2,590
Posted By gbealnz
Yes, let's regroup closer to the time, we arrive...

Yes, let's regroup closer to the time, we arrive Fiumicino about the 16th August, Perugia is the first stop.
Like Raid, no idea of what camera/lens, LOL.
Gary
Forum: Leica SL 02-02-2020
Replies: 59
Views: 2,590
Posted By gbealnz
Ciao Robert, Us too, Italy again, August. Not...

Ciao Robert,
Us too, Italy again, August.
Not to Milano thought. Perugia, Florence, Venice, Rome.
Gary
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-31-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 4,050
Posted By gbealnz
I could use one of them, I have the hood for my...

I could use one of them, I have the hood for my 30mm, but nothing for the 45 or 90mm.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-31-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By gbealnz
I had similar issues with my Pen F and an e bay...

I had similar issues with my Pen F and an e bay adapter. Mine was a Leica Thread Mount to Pen fitting, to mount the Pen on a telescope, but a similar usage as you.

Marty has it in one. In my case...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-30-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
Excellent work Bobby, love these. Gary

Excellent work Bobby, love these.
Gary
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-28-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48978997616_4b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48978997616_4b3d89b5c6_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hC7aA9)X-Pan_Mural_45mm_Vista200 (https://flic.kr/p/2hC7aA9) by gbealnz...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-28-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48979180457_96...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48979180457_9613fcad86_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hC86Wz)X-Pan_Cherry_90mm_Vista2008 (https://flic.kr/p/2hC86Wz) by gbealnz...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-28-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48978443168_32...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48978443168_32a1c4b6cc_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hC4jLG)X-Pan_Mares-Fog_45mm_Vista200 (https://flic.kr/p/2hC4jLG) by gbealnz...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 3,067
Posted By gbealnz
An...

An update,

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Leica-R-LR-lens-to-Hasselblad-XPAN-TX-1-TX-2-Adapter/362766914341?hash=item547697d325:g:wbQAAOxyQ45Q94YE

This would work better if you can source the C/Y bayonet...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 3,067
Posted By gbealnz
I love "problems" like this. So, start here...

I love "problems" like this.

So, start here perhaps. ...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-15-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
Portra 160, or 400? Either way, beautiful. Gary

Portra 160, or 400?
Either way, beautiful.
Gary
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-09-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48873845891_98...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48873845891_98099f77e8_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hsPeDn)Shorn-Sheep_X-Pan_30mm_HP5+ (https://flic.kr/p/2hsPeDn) by gbealnz...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-09-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48873847981_f6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48873847981_f6e530f7bd_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hsPfgp)Shearing01_X-Pan_30mm_HP5+ (https://flic.kr/p/2hsPfgp) by gbealnz...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-09-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48874042502_c6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48874042502_c6ba8d4cd4_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hsQf6d)Shearing02_X-Pan_30mm_HP5+ (https://flic.kr/p/2hsQf6d) by gbealnz...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-09-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
It can Doug, what little testing I did with the...

It can Doug, what little testing I did with the first roll I put through mine.
I shot panorama until the frame counter said 5 or 6 shots remained and I then switched from panorama mode to 24x36 and...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-19-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
Stick with the Portra, why make things more...

Stick with the Portra, why make things more difficult? The results speak for themselves.
Gary
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 33,523
Posted By gbealnz
While certainly not disagreeing with the above...

While certainly not disagreeing with the above suggestions on the 120 Makro, maybe I can put my own slant on this discussion.

I ended up buying a nice 503CXi and CF120 Planar whilst part way through...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-18-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
Or the slightly more forgiving latitude of C-41,...

Or the slightly more forgiving latitude of C-41, as opposed E6?
AND....... with results like he is getting, why muck with it, LOL.
Beautiful shots.

Gary
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By gbealnz
Have a decent look inside the mag as well, just...

Have a decent look inside the mag as well, just in case it's s segment of backing paper.
Gary
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-10-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By gbealnz
Not yet, but when my selection of "coloured"...

Not yet, but when my selection of "coloured" filters arrive, I'll be using a red or orange, with B&W film.
I didn't use a center filter with the 30mm, (nor the 45 and 90 for that matter). Not having...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-09-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
Beautiful colours gcap. Gary

Beautiful colours gcap.
Gary
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-07-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By gbealnz
Posted a couple of recent 30mm shots from my...

Posted a couple of recent 30mm shots from my trial roll through my new X-Pan. 30mm is nice. They are in the open thread in this list.



It would be interesting shooting the X-Pan and 30mm next to...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-07-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
OK, slow learner, bordering on "thick", but seem...

OK, slow learner, bordering on "thick", but seem to be getting there. The vertical shot is with the 45mm.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48695353108_87a2413037_h.jpg...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-07-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
Got a couple of pics with the 30mm, will work out...

Got a couple of pics with the 30mm, will work out how to link them from my Flickr upload. Be patient with this old fart.
Gary
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48695352793_70c7a21273_h.jpg...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-06-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
The perfect subject for such a wide format,...

The perfect subject for such a wide format, nicely done.
Gary
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-06-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By gbealnz
First roll is done, and processed, with a scanned...

First roll is done, and processed, with a scanned proof sheet. I shot all three lenses, but primarily was fixated on the 30mm, as I don't have a center filter.
Proof scans look good, with minimal...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,802
Posted By gbealnz
Now you've gone and done it Charles, fueled my...

Now you've gone and done it Charles, fueled my urge to try another OM.
I have a nice 50/1.4 left over from the last foray, maybe time to try another OM1 or OM4.
Gary
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-03-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By gbealnz
Gimme a week perhaps. I bought into a kit, with...

Gimme a week perhaps. I bought into a kit, with the 30mm, and Fuji finder, no filter.

Roll is all but done, trial of Delta 100, processing it this coming weekend.

Gary
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-03-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
Yeah, I find the 35mm pano way simpler using the...

Yeah, I find the 35mm pano way simpler using the 903Swc, the finder still works on it's side, albeit with a small bit of guesswork as to framing. Part of the experience I say.

Not to say of course...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-02-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
Loving your 6x7 pianos DB, and having the film in...

Loving your 6x7 pianos DB, and having the film in landscape mode from the get go would make life simpler too. Try it in an A12 or A24 back.
Gary
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-25-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
I "think" I am slowly getting the hang of this....

I "think" I am slowly getting the hang of this. Hopefully.
Gary
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48410/U48410I1566804043.SEQ.4.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-25-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
Thanks DB, I have now found the sticky and am...

Thanks DB, I have now found the sticky and am working through it. I prefer to load direct from my hard drive, rather than say Flickr. More work needed.
...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-25-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
Hmmmmm, it's posted, but a bit small. I don't...

Hmmmmm, it's posted, but a bit small. I don't have a website or URL, simply attached. Pointers, please?
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-25-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 389,486
Posted By gbealnz
Just found this thread, and have just taken...

Just found this thread, and have just taken delivery of a new (to me) old X-Pan with the three lenses. Very excited. Not even sure how to attach an image, so bear with me.


From last year, no X-Pan...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-14-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 962
Posted By gbealnz
Gimme a week or so, I grabbed the 35/2 and 50/1.1...

Gimme a week or so, I grabbed the 35/2 and 50/1.1 recently when they were on special.
They're in M mount but will fit via an adapter.
Gary
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-08-2018
Replies: 116
Views: 22,885
Posted By gbealnz
While certainly not disagreeing with you Mike, my...

While certainly not disagreeing with you Mike, my frugality has it pared down to just the 23/2 and 50/2. I had the 18/2 years ago when I had an X-Pro1, and liked it a lot.
I'm holding out for the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-30-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By gbealnz
Sun is my guess. Gary

Sun is my guess.
Gary
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-24-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By gbealnz
Thank you all for the help. I have admitted...

Thank you all for the help.


I have admitted defeat at this stage, and have it being sent to a camera tech who has promised to at least have a crack at it.


He will either get the top open for me...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-23-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By gbealnz
While I have two helpers, can I ask...

While I have two helpers, can I ask please.


http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/penfttips.html


This shows the opposite of what SplitImage suggests. I had used this as a guide and if this is incorrect...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-23-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By gbealnz
Thank you Jeff, I have a set of similar, used...

Thank you Jeff, I have a set of similar, used them to lift the top off my M6, but the sizing of what I currently have isn't conducive to the Pen, maybe I need to get one of these.


It's a slippery...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-23-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By gbealnz
Nope, failed. Afternoon cuppa was a hit, but...

Nope, failed.

Afternoon cuppa was a hit, but the anti-clockwise failed to make it move, it's definitely tight.



Zuiko85's "bigger hammer" theory is looking better by the minute.
I'm not done yet,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-23-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By gbealnz
Splendiferous, thank you. I'll try that in a few...

Splendiferous, thank you.
I'll try that in a few minutes, gotta make my dear wife a brew first.
Gary
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-23-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By gbealnz
Split-Image Awesome, thank you. Reiterating (I...

Split-Image


Awesome, thank you.
Reiterating (I am a bit thick, LOL).


"Regular" as in turn it anti-clockwise to remove?

Gary
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-23-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By gbealnz
Pen FT Service

Hi All.
After reading the exploits of Rangefinderlove 123 tearing his film (and his hair out afterwards), I renewed my thinking to open up my Pen FT.


Mine has a bit of dust in the finder plus what...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-30-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,529
Posted By gbealnz
Get one and try it Dave, not a lot of...

Get one and try it Dave, not a lot of outlay.
Like others have said, I too prefer the R to the M, owning both.
My SL is here forever, and the Summicrons 35/50/90 as well.
Gary
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By gbealnz
Having the same dilemma (choice IS a dilemma...

Having the same dilemma (choice IS a dilemma after all) myself at the moment.
Acquired a nice 50CF to go with the 150 and 250CF lenses, but then chanced upon a nice CFi60. Darn, what to do. I'll...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By gbealnz
I bent the rewind knob on one of my first M6...

I bent the rewind knob on one of my first M6 cameras many years ago. Annoyed the heck out of me.
The fix was to source another knob and fit it, so try that first.
If that is the sum total of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-31-2017
Replies: 470
Views: 99,333
Posted By gbealnz
And a Leica user too, X2? Gary

And a Leica user too, X2?
Gary
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-03-2016
Replies: 1,352
Views: 401,027
Posted By gbealnz
From the same car meet. Gary

From the same car meet.
Gary
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-03-2016
Replies: 1,352
Views: 401,027
Posted By gbealnz
OK, got another one recently, first one an...

OK, got another one recently, first one an SA21/3.4 didn't really excite me that much, not sure why. This one is an old chrome SA21/4, and I quite like what I have had from it so far.
M6, SA21/4,...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-26-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,582
Posted By gbealnz
Me too, no issues, works as it should. Gary

Me too, no issues, works as it should.
Gary
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-19-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,090
Posted By gbealnz
Can't fault that, I "scan" my 6x6 negs with a...

Can't fault that, I "scan" my 6x6 negs with a camera using a BEOON.

There's a Coolscan in the classifieds at the moment.
Gary
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-02-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 4,444
Posted By gbealnz
I agree, simple enough. Buy the tools you need...

I agree, simple enough. Buy the tools you need and do it. My M6 had a finder window that annoyed me, it was usable, but certainly dirty. Took 15 minutes or so, and is now clean as, very happy.
Gary
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 09-01-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,343
Posted By gbealnz
Don't despair too soon. In the time I owned my...

Don't despair too soon.
In the time I owned my delightful X1 it required two separate trips to be repaired. Both were sorted by Leica, one being done by Camera Clinic.
I can't speak highly enough...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-30-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,546
Posted By gbealnz
I'm equally lazy, and use the B&W settings on my...

I'm equally lazy, and use the B&W settings on my X-Vario. I'm very happy with the results.
Gary
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-30-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,343
Posted By gbealnz
Sorry to see this, to me it does look like...

Sorry to see this, to me it does look like separation.
Camera Clinic repaired my X1 when it had a flash firing all the time issue. The were awesome to deal with, I could not have been...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-10-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,591
Posted By gbealnz
I agree with B-9, the X1 OVF is great. I have one...

I agree with B-9, the X1 OVF is great. I have one spare if anyone wants one.
Gary
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,797
Posted By gbealnz
Flat?

Hi Marek,

How flat do you mean? Dead flat, not mine. Slight hump, but still reasonable? Yep, mine is like that. Its the "newer" Tri-X from Freestyle a few months ago (not the older all original...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,743
Posted By gbealnz
Years ago, we were able to get these from most...

Years ago, we were able to get these from most grocery stores, not so now.

On my last forage through the Freestyle website I found one. I've only used it the once so far, but gosh it's great to...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-21-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 7,544
Posted By gbealnz
God luck then. With an optical finder too? I...

God luck then.

With an optical finder too?

I got one recently, and haven't really used it, it's nice, very nice in fact, but just adds a bit more "size" and is something else I have to remove each...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-21-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 7,544
Posted By gbealnz
How Dave? I mean, what set-up etc? I used mine...

How Dave? I mean, what set-up etc?

I used mine all in tourist mode, with the LCD, and A/F A/E, when in Europe.

But thinking it through more recently, I'd be planning to use the 36mm optical finder...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-21-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,301
Posted By gbealnz
Thank you Michael and Chris, I'm perusing the...

Thank you Michael and Chris, I'm perusing the tutorial now.
Great assistance,
Gary
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-20-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 7,544
Posted By gbealnz
Totally agree Helen, fabulous. In my shots I...

Totally agree Helen, fabulous.
In my shots I always used A/F, I mean that's why I bought a digital, right? And for 99% of the time the A/F is sound, and works as advertised, so the use of M/F is...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-20-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 7,544
Posted By gbealnz
OK, one more, I don't want to hog this thread,...

OK, one more, I don't want to hog this thread, just enthuse abut the camera.
Gary
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-20-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 7,544
Posted By gbealnz
Welcome Hartmut. I too am a huge fan of this...

Welcome Hartmut.
I too am a huge fan of this diminutive X1, although it's later relation the X-Vario has meant it has languished a bit. For travel, either is a perfect companion.

I thought I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-20-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,301
Posted By gbealnz
Vuescan Settings

Can someone with experience suggest a few settings please.

I have a nice Plustek 8100, and scan using either Silverfast or Vuescan. I like Vuescan as it gives me 16 bit with B&W, and I always seem...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-08-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 5,761
Posted By gbealnz
Tend to agree with YouAreHere, the decision T/M8...

Tend to agree with YouAreHere, the decision T/M8 is tricky, but ultimately both work.
I used my T for quite a while with only M glass, and liked it, but it certainly was not a speed option. Got the T...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-06-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,762
Posted By gbealnz
Good on ya Helen, and post some pics there too,...

Good on ya Helen, and post some pics there too, it's a nice area to share X-V shots, as well there is an X2 (and X1) section. No X2 for me, but I do post my X1 and X-Vario shots there at...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-05-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,762
Posted By gbealnz
X-Vario Pictures

Helen,
If you haven't already done so, check out the X-Vario pictures thread on the Leica Users Forum. Some excellent shots there.
I love mine.
Gary
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,449
Posted By gbealnz
Yep, another satisfied customer. He made good a...

Yep, another satisfied customer. He made good a slight hiccup with my order.
Excellent to deal with.
Gary
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2016
Replies: 2,123
Views: 397,771
Posted By gbealnz
Thank you Chris, and Nokton48. I have looked into...

Thank you Chris, and Nokton48.
I have looked into HC110, and this looks too hard, it is a liquid, and posting it to me is just too hard, believe me I've tried.
Maybe I will just try Rodinal and see,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2016
Replies: 2,123
Views: 397,771
Posted By gbealnz
So guys, I have a roll of this film, and am a...

So guys, I have a roll of this film, and am a reasonably competent B&W processor etc.
I currently use Rodinal, mostly because of the simple convenience, it just lasts for ages, you nip out what you...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-06-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,878
Posted By gbealnz
Thank you Yossi. I just tried the link you sent,...

Thank you Yossi.
I just tried the link you sent, but it will not work. I am using a Mac but if I was able to download it, then I could put the KM software onto my old Win7 PC, just to try it.
Could...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-01-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,878
Posted By gbealnz
GoodTimes, Nope, not planned I feel, more just a...

GoodTimes,
Nope, not planned I feel, more just a wire off or crimped through my own silliness. Hopefully I can get it fixed, or sell it to someone here who can fix it and use it.
A nice scanner...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-31-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,878
Posted By gbealnz
Zuiko, Happy New Year as well, thank you. No,...

Zuiko,
Happy New Year as well, thank you.
No, nothing like that I am afraid.
It powers up, and seems to start the "sequence" but never completes it.
First time round, no issues. This time though,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-31-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,878
Posted By gbealnz
Thank you BM, and if that's as bad as I get, then...

Thank you BM, and if that's as bad as I get, then it's not all that bad huh?
I am looking to sell it as-is locally, so will see what happens from there.
If someone has an idea in the meantime, I will...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-31-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,878
Posted By gbealnz
The Minolta 5400 II is dead

Well, it won't calibrate and connect to Vuescan anyway, and right now I am stumped. It has become a decent sized paper-weight unfortunately.

I've had it a while and had good success with it, except...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 22,171
Posted By gbealnz
I've got a roll in the M6 as we speak, and had...

I've got a roll in the M6 as we speak, and had planned on running it through my "usual", Rodinal 1:50. I see nobody has tried Rodinal, is there a reason for this?
I like to use just the one...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-15-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,848
Posted By gbealnz
Depends what you are wanting to do, it is "The...

Depends what you are wanting to do, it is "The Adventure Capital of NZ", evidently.
Too many people, too many tourists etc.
Lots to do, all touristy stuff.
Gary
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-14-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,848
Posted By gbealnz
Good sound advice from both Alan and Peter. I am...

Good sound advice from both Alan and Peter.
I am not far from Peter, rural Hamilton, but grew up and spent the early chunk of my flying career in the top half of the south island, Nelson, Motueka,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,445
Posted By gbealnz
Like others have said, I'd suggest the M9 and M2...

Like others have said, I'd suggest the M9 and M2 combo. Tri-X in the M2, colour in the M9.
Lenses will fit between the two bodies.
Have fun.
Gary
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-19-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 11,461
Posted By gbealnz
Me too, maybe a throw back from the old days when...

Me too, maybe a throw back from the old days when I did it with trannies.
Heck, I did it with a contact sheet as well, only enlarged the ones that made the cut.
Gary
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-25-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 5,036
Posted By gbealnz
Thank you again bj, I found the file, downloaded...

Thank you again bj, I found the file, downloaded it, only to find I cannot unzip it. This is because my operating system is too new.
I've all but given up and will most likely go the Vuescan...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-25-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 5,036
Posted By gbealnz
Thank you bj, and also brbo, greatly appreciated....

Thank you bj, and also brbo, greatly appreciated. The link you supplied took me to where I have been a few times already, a software driver, but no scanning software, unless I am not looking in the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-24-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 5,036
Posted By gbealnz
Just reviving this thread, looking for assurance...

Just reviving this thread, looking for assurance and answers.
I have received a Minolta 5400 II scanner, but no Minolta software.

The OX is the latest OSX10.11.1. I have a copy of SilverFast 8, but...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-02-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,401
Posted By gbealnz
Help me out here please. The "IV"? You mean the...

Help me out here please.
The "IV"? You mean the V600? I am teetering.
Thanks
Gary
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-01-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,401
Posted By gbealnz
Thank you all. It has helped heaps, and then not...

Thank you all. It has helped heaps, and then not at all, LOL.
While talking the Epsons, what about the likes of the V550, and or the Canon CS9000F Mk2? Any good?
A wanted advert has turned up a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-01-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,401
Posted By gbealnz
Appreciated. I'm more thinking web etc. If I...

Appreciated.
I'm more thinking web etc. If I print, I'll likely "print" the old way, wet.
Gary
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-01-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,401
Posted By gbealnz
Mud. You have me thinking now. I desperately want...

Mud.
You have me thinking now. I desperately want to get a decent scanner, I am back onto film, and up until now making do with a camera and copy system. It works, but is labour intensive.
You are...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 09-23-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 3,606
Posted By gbealnz
I was going to back up Asiafish, and agree, but...

I was going to back up Asiafish, and agree, but decided to check before I did.
From a quick search it would appear that the VF1 is actually an optical frame finder, so it "should" slide into the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-20-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,648
Posted By gbealnz
I've read a bit here and there about the...

I've read a bit here and there about the restrictive nature of photography in Europe particularly, and was surprised when I did as we had just returned form a 7 week stint in France/Italy/Med...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 12,117
Posted By gbealnz
Did a cruise, as well as an extended trip about...

Did a cruise, as well as an extended trip about parts of Europe a couple of years ago. Took an M6, with 35 and 50 Summicrons. And an X1 which I bought used as we left NZ (first stop, Singapore, it...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-10-2015
Replies: 314
Views: 88,676
Posted By gbealnz
Thank you. Gary

Thank you.
Gary
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-09-2015
Replies: 314
Views: 88,676
Posted By gbealnz
If you already have the copy stand, you are part...

If you already have the copy stand, you are part way there. And also the neg carrier (of the respective size(s) you need.
Lens? I use an enlarging lens, works a treat, and from your posting it would...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-09-2015
Replies: 314
Views: 88,676
Posted By gbealnz
Good summation. I have had an on/off relationship...

Good summation.
I have had an on/off relationship with scanning, never really tried a flatbed, but had at least one Plustech, and might get another.

My last foray into a Plustech was a disaster, my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-07-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 5,992
Posted By gbealnz
And I too am looking/yearning for this lens. Any...

And I too am looking/yearning for this lens.
Any pointers appreciated.
Gary
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-04-2015
Replies: 1,352
Views: 401,027
Posted By gbealnz
Man, I want one of these 21's. Gary

Man, I want one of these 21's.
Gary
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By gbealnz
Drool. I'd love one of them. Enjoy. Gary

Drool. I'd love one of them.
Enjoy.
Gary
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 05-30-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,912
Posted By gbealnz
X1/X2 if you want super portable, and low fuss...

X1/X2 if you want super portable, and low fuss pictures. Fixed 24mm (35mm equiv). Only the X2 or XE available new.

X-Vario if you want super versatile, zoom is stunning, and while it seems slow, it...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-27-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,806
Posted By gbealnz
Rice for me too, iPhone in the washing machine....

Rice for me too, iPhone in the washing machine. Worked a charm.
Gary
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-25-2015
Replies: 1,136
Views: 243,951
Posted By gbealnz
Man, Spike, the Model 1 is going very nice,...

Man, Spike, the Model 1 is going very nice, awesome.
Gary
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-14-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,150
Posted By gbealnz
MM, While I don't know for sure (I no longer have...

MM,
While I don't know for sure (I no longer have an M8, but sorta wish I did, and when I did it worked without issue), from what I have seen posted here and elsewhere, Leica is usually very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 38,421
Posted By gbealnz
And that is the reason I used the Apo Rodenstock,...

And that is the reason I used the Apo Rodenstock, it is designed specifically for this style of use.
Gary
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 38,421
Posted By gbealnz
Me too, got one a while back. Wonderful olde...

Me too, got one a while back. Wonderful olde worlde feel.
I use mine for scanning too, with an Apo Rodenstock 50mm enlarging lens.
Camera in my case is an old but dependable X-E1. Works well.
Gary.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,479
Posted By gbealnz
If you want cheap, Tamron years ago made the...

If you want cheap, Tamron years ago made the "Adaptall" series, with a fair selection of lenses and interchangeable adapters, I still have a Leica R adaptor, no lenses though.
Gary
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-25-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,409
Posted By gbealnz
Thank you Roland. I did view the youtube vid,...

Thank you Roland. I did view the youtube vid, well one of them, it finished prematurely though.

I'll have a careful look. It works as is, so I am loathed to tinker, but it is a tad tight.
Advice...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-24-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,409
Posted By gbealnz
Jon. Without wanting to hijack your thread,...

Jon.
Without wanting to hijack your thread, seeing the reply from Roland makes me ask, "what about a quite stiff aperture ring"?

I have the Canon 50 F1.4 LTM, and a very nice lens. Mine has an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,962
Posted By gbealnz
Yep, another "M6" vote. Gary

Yep, another "M6" vote.
Gary
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-05-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,192
Posted By gbealnz
Agree with the above. If you suspect the seals...

Agree with the above. If you suspect the seals where the slide goes, take the slide out and tape up the slot. Try it in sun, then take the tape off.
Gary
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-04-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 17,848
Posted By gbealnz
Very impressive indeed. Very contrasty too,...

Very impressive indeed. Very contrasty too, lovely shots.
Gary
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,264
Posted By gbealnz
Might be talking through a hole in my head...

Might be talking through a hole in my head (colloquially speaking of course), but in the good old days you were able to get a roll "pushed", where you shot it at a lower ASA and had the processing...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-15-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 76,675
Posted By gbealnz
Heck, Leica owners Anonymous. Model...

Heck, Leica owners Anonymous.

Model 1a.
M6
SL
Digilux 4.3
X1
X-Vario.
Lenses to go as well.
Gary
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-11-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,302
Posted By gbealnz
Can't help you sorry, as much as I'd like to. The...

Can't help you sorry, as much as I'd like to. The old X1 I have just seems to be a dead end with newer technology. Plus I hate it when you post and nobody answers.

However my heart skipped a beat...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-27-2015
Replies: 3,769
Views: 727,323
Posted By gbealnz
Yep, the OM stuff sure is nice. In my quest to...

Yep, the OM stuff sure is nice.

In my quest to try small and "cost effective" lenses for a recently acquired A7, I received today a very nice OM4T, and a few Zuiko's. 24/2.8, 28/2, 35/2, and a...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 01-30-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,658
Posted By gbealnz
I agree with Godfrey, why the heck would Leica...

I agree with Godfrey, why the heck would Leica cause so much angst in the community by making the camera do something it didn't need to do?
No way, leave those sleeping dogs lie please.
Gary
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-14-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By gbealnz
Agree with F16, what I call (possibly incorrectly...

Agree with F16, what I call (possibly incorrectly even) "cinch marks".
Bent/twisted film, usually when I load and the reel is "wet", or just tight. Tapping the reel as I rotate usually gets it going,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,503
Posted By gbealnz
Possibly would have been better, and I'll add my...

Possibly would have been better, and I'll add my meager contribution.
There are plenty of users and want to be users of the humble M8 out there, so yes I believe an M9 is still relevant today. In my...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-27-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By gbealnz
Thanks to all that assisted here. A great forum...

Thanks to all that assisted here. A great forum for help like this.
In the end it got too difficult, I simply sold it off to a Windows user, and will go to "Plan B".
Gary
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2014
Replies: 4,695
Views: 1,329,038
Posted By gbealnz
I was thinking the same thing (28mm for...

I was thinking the same thing (28mm for portraits???), but agree, you've pulled this off very well. Nice shots, love them.
Gary
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-23-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By gbealnz
A bit of an update, I've all but given up. It...

A bit of an update, I've all but given up.
It does work, with the bundled SilverFast software, but only on a borrowed Windows machine. I am all Mac, so it isn't going to work for me.
SilverFast, and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By gbealnz
Plusteck 7200i & Mavericks

A quick MayDay here from someone who has just bought a used Plusteck 7200i, and has Mavericks on his desktop. What do I do to get it all running.
Part of the problem is that the bundled software is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-12-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,014
Posted By gbealnz
I like the idea of a dual scan system, great...

I like the idea of a dual scan system, great advice. (having said that I am YET to buy a scanner, but soon, soon as I can find one suitable).

I'd be selling the CV's before the M7 to be honest, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,763
Posted By gbealnz
Heck, show me where please?? I am going through...

Heck, show me where please?? I am going through the mid-life-crisis stage, where I am looking for another M film body (have had a few over the years).

M4-P would be my pick, as I cannot afford an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 45,447
Posted By gbealnz
Awesome Philipus, greatly appreciated. Just tried...

Awesome Philipus, greatly appreciated. Just tried it, and it worked.
Gary
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2014
Replies: 5,602
Views: 987,792
Posted By gbealnz
I've pored over these combination of coffee and...

I've pored over these combination of coffee and fine cameras for ages, I love this thread.
Finally decided to toss in my humble effort....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 45,447
Posted By gbealnz
In keeping with Keith's fine shot, I decided to...

In keeping with Keith's fine shot, I decided to give this a go.
Gary

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5600/15694762021_7ed2020ab2_z_d.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 7,385
Posted By gbealnz
The "Ocker" Down-Under method, LOL. Gary

The "Ocker" Down-Under method, LOL.
Gary
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 45,447
Posted By gbealnz
Always sitting in the shadows watching, but I do...

Always sitting in the shadows watching, but I do love my nice old SL, similar to which Nobbylon posted.

I heard that the "black lens mount" was more rare?

I also have an old Leica 1a, which I had...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 10-26-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,228
Posted By gbealnz
Just visited these on the DPI forum Godfey, nice...

Just visited these on the DPI forum Godfey, nice looking set, and the perfect use of a fine camera. Can't fault any of them.
Gary
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 10-23-2014
Replies: 118
Views: 30,687
Posted By gbealnz
Sort of what I did Godfrey. I had the idea I'd...

Sort of what I did Godfrey. I had the idea I'd buy a new T, but for a variety of reasons couldn't even see one in the flesh working locally.

Threw my toys out of the pram, and was about to buy a new...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By gbealnz
I tried when I had an M8, and an M9 later. I...

I tried when I had an M8, and an M9 later. I found the markings needed to be better than "more or less" as well, it needed to be bang on, or I needed to be lucky.
Get an after-market bayonet fitting...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-03-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 3,995
Posted By gbealnz
I'll second the Sienna recommendation, we were...

I'll second the Sienna recommendation, we were based in Florence, but traveled to Sienna, a wonderful area to visit.

In my case (this was 12 months ago), I left home with an M6, plus 35 and 50...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-30-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By gbealnz
Yesssss, me too. That would be perfect. Gary

Yesssss, me too.
That would be perfect.
Gary
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 04-30-2014
Replies: 224
Views: 74,260
Posted By gbealnz
Thanks Erik. Wow, the negs scanned, your answer...

Thanks Erik.
Wow, the negs scanned, your answer piqued my curiosity, and I did a quick search. Hmmm, "cost effective" too. Might have to investigate this.
While I don't use it often, I might be...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 04-29-2014
Replies: 224
Views: 74,260
Posted By gbealnz
Erik, I agree with Juan, simply superb images. I...

Erik,
I agree with Juan, simply superb images. I had a Pen FT many many years ago, but more recently have toyed with the idea of another. These shots give me more reason to further this thought.

One...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By gbealnz
And, really they are economically enough now to...

And, really they are economically enough now to take the plunge.
Beware though, you'll be hooked.
I'm loving mine for B&W, and B&W I/R. It also has me thinking to "upgrade" to the M9.
Gary
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-21-2014
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,370
Posted By gbealnz
Stunning shot PineEar, I've been perusing them,...

Stunning shot PineEar, I've been perusing them, stunning.
Your main lens? I'd be keen to know, as I am back in M8 land, loving it, again, mainly B&W.
Gary
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,292
Posted By gbealnz
Not sure if you have room, but with stuck...

Not sure if you have room, but with stuck filters, I push them against a bit of old inner tube rubber. The friction of the rubber all around the filter helps it off easier.
You might be able place a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-29-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,927
Posted By gbealnz
Great shots, I am in Paris at the moment, and...

Great shots, I am in Paris at the moment, and have been shooting like crazy, with an X1 I bought on the way, and an M6 with 35 Summicron, and APX100.
It's our second time here, and loving it more and...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-16-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,009
Posted By gbealnz
Den-sh. can you elaborate please on this. I have...

Den-sh.
can you elaborate please on this.
I have a NEX-C3, and the debayer filter has been removed. The RAW files look great, and I open them in the Sony Image Data Convertor OK, but I wonder if I am...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-14-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,117
Posted By gbealnz
To go with the SA21 Helen? Gary

To go with the SA21 Helen?
Gary
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 8,731
Posted By gbealnz
I like the look of the Tri-X Bruno, like it a...

I like the look of the Tri-X Bruno, like it a lot. Keep shooting that.
Gary
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 8,731
Posted By gbealnz
Nice Bruno, very nice. Gotta be honest though, I...

Nice Bruno, very nice.
Gotta be honest though, I prefer the B&W's, nothing wrong of course with the X2 ones, but the look of those B&W's to me are "different, and more appealing.
Either way, as long...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-02-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,518
Posted By gbealnz
I reckon fit it as well. I went through the same...

I reckon fit it as well. I went through the same agonising debate when I decided my old 1929 1a should be "tuned up". It ended up needed new curtains etc.
By the time these were fitted etc, it cost...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 15,926
Posted By gbealnz
I agree, surely the best option is to fix it,...

I agree, surely the best option is to fix it, somehow.
Heck, if I hadn't just purchased a user, I would have looked seriously at taking this on.
Why not try the advice by DWig, above, seemed like a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,440
Posted By gbealnz
I'll get this started, but without any real...

I'll get this started, but without any real quantative reasoning.
I would always use the hood to be honest. Even for the sole reason of lens "protection".
I'd rather damage the hood than the front...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 4,185
Posted By gbealnz
Good on ya Godfrey, you'll love it/them. I have...

Good on ya Godfrey, you'll love it/them.
I have two as well, but am selling the chrome one.
And I agree, the lenses can serve double duty, on the NEX in my case, as well as on the SL's.
Gary
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 8,731
Posted By gbealnz
Yes Bruno, I'm OK, sick of this winter, but still...

Yes Bruno, I'm OK, sick of this winter, but still alive, always a plus.
A good thread, your quandary is one many face, me included. Too much gear.
I'm actually buoyed by the comment Rob has just...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 8,731
Posted By gbealnz
Ha, the torture is over Bruno, well done. Gary

Ha, the torture is over Bruno, well done.
Gary
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-23-2013
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,370
Posted By gbealnz
While I don't have the M8 any more, I miss it...

While I don't have the M8 any more, I miss it sorely for it's I/R use, simply stunning.
The Elmarit 28mm in my case, with an e bay 720Nm filter.
Gary
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-18-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,757
Posted By gbealnz
Must be the time of year. I'm having a second...

Must be the time of year. I'm having a second look at film, in an M2, as well as a pair of Leicaflex SL's.
Fun times ahead.
Gary
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By gbealnz
I agree, sit tight. Or wait until you see...

I agree, sit tight. Or wait until you see something that is not on THAT site.
I'm in the middle of selling a small collection of gear right now, on that site. It all belongs to a dear friend, who...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By gbealnz
An option, if you have a Leica of course, is the...

An option, if you have a Leica of course, is the reloadable cassettes they make. Getting more difficult to find of course, but they are about. I have some others as well, need to find out what...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-27-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,001
Posted By gbealnz
Thanks all, very much appreciated. Great to get...

Thanks all, very much appreciated. Great to get feedback from folk who use the stuff.
Can anyone tell me what the "new" name for Rodinal is, for example, I am having trouble finding it on the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,001
Posted By gbealnz
Film and Chemical Suggestions

Help an old fart out please.
Started work in 1970 in a processing lab, and have processed all my own B&W for years.
Of course this new fangled digital got in the way, and family life too, and I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-17-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,273
Posted By gbealnz
The 50/2 I got from you Bruno was a stunner, very...

The 50/2 I got from you Bruno was a stunner, very sharp, very contrasty, it was wonderful. I sold it only to gain a 50 Summilux, and it is nice as well.
However I have opted into an X-Pro1 so the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-08-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 7,470
Posted By gbealnz
I agree with the tit for tat bit, there is a...

I agree with the tit for tat bit, there is a sentiment that you are mad selling Leica to go anywhere else. Just do it. The M8 is a fine camera, I have one, and no doubt the XP-1 is as well. Try it...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-02-2012
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,370
Posted By gbealnz
Great shots, the perfect wildlife/birding lens...

Great shots, the perfect wildlife/birding lens the 21 Elmarit, LOL.
Gary
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-30-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,522
Posted By gbealnz
Yes there is an M mount version, I got one of...

Yes there is an M mount version, I got one of them. They should be easily available on that auction site by now.
Gary
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-29-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,522
Posted By gbealnz
When I had mine (since sold it), it worked a...

When I had mine (since sold it), it worked a treat, "16mm" IIRC.
I do have a Voigtlander 6 bit coded adaptor now though, got it for the 35/1.4, but like the 15 it is gone as well. Check e bay, the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-14-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,123
Posted By gbealnz
I'm interested in what the pros and cons are as...

I'm interested in what the pros and cons are as well. I have just started and the outdated software (SE Plus V6.6) that was bundled with the PlusTek won't work on Lion.
So I try the V8 and it works...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,660
Posted By gbealnz
Well, as promised I gave the 220 mag a...

Well, as promised I gave the 220 mag a preliminary run today.
Dug some old (and I'm talking 1990's) HP5 out of the freezer, it was an old roll from a pack that I use for testing, spacing, focus etc....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,660
Posted By gbealnz
Cheers pkr, will try it and report back, and...

Cheers pkr, will try it and report back, and apologies for likening you to someone you aren't.
Gary
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,660
Posted By gbealnz
Uncle Earl. I agree, and there was that same...

Uncle Earl.
I agree, and there was that same discussion with the seller, we both agreed that while the camera and magazine manufacturer would say it can't be done, practically it possibly/probably...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,660
Posted By gbealnz
Thanks all, and an apology Araakii too, I took...

Thanks all, and an apology Araakii too, I took your post the wrong way.
My search is frugality orientated, I have been offered a cheap (very) 220 magazine.
Of course a cheap mag really is just a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,660
Posted By gbealnz
Sorry for regurgitating it, I did a search with...

Sorry for regurgitating it, I did a search with the search function.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,660
Posted By gbealnz
220 Still Available?

Getting back onto the M/F scene, and wondered if there was any B&W 220 film available still?
Any ideas?
Gary
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,778
Posted By gbealnz
Me too, process it myself, part of the enjoyment...

Me too, process it myself, part of the enjoyment actually.
Gary
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-09-2012
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,370
Posted By gbealnz
My first post here, loving mine, if you take a...

My first post here, loving mine, if you take a look at the "Sell my M9 for an M8" post you will see where I am at, LOL.
Gary
M8, Elmarit 28/2.8, I/R filter, 1/30th @[email protected]
Minimal LR processing.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-08-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 10,443
Posted By gbealnz
I did it, I fit your profile perfectly. Bought...

I did it, I fit your profile perfectly.
Bought back into the L brand, with a nice M8. Used it, liked it, wanted bigger/better, sold the M8, bought the M9. Loved it, but man oh man, that nagging...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,273
Posted By gbealnz
I'd advocate the pair, M3 & M8. Share lenses...

I'd advocate the pair, M3 & M8. Share lenses etc.
I have the M8 and M6 (mainly as the metering in the M6 is convenient to me).
M8 (even accepting amyukie's APS sensor comment) is cheap enough now,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-04-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,382
Posted By gbealnz
I reckon you could pick one up for between $5K...

I reckon you could pick one up for between $5K and $5500. Depends on how keen the seller is, same as anything.
I do see a US dealer selling new ones at $1000 off, so something is happening.
This of...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-01-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,331
Posted By gbealnz
While I too had for a short while the 50 Elmar...

While I too had for a short while the 50 Elmar collapsible, you need to be careful or at least aware to not collapse it while on the M8. OK, maybe it will, maybe it won't do any harm. but if it does...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-30-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,778
Posted By gbealnz
Never been, but usually watch the matches when...

Never been, but usually watch the matches when they are on here (Wellington), as we have a team entered usually. Great atmos though, the TV coverage when it is on at home shows a hilarious crowd,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-27-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 7,115
Posted By gbealnz
Lancer. Did you get any info? I did some I/R when...

Lancer. Did you get any info?
I did some I/R when I had an M8, but since owning the M9, haven't really tried any.
I am about (this weekend) to swap back the M8 and just own that, so will be tucking...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-28-2012
Replies: 7,549
Views: 3,883,374
Posted By gbealnz
Wow, nice gear here, just found this thread. My...

Wow, nice gear here, just found this thread. My meager collection, acquiring a lens or two as well right now.
One missing from the lineup is a Model 1, (1929), getting refurbished.
The M8 is for sale...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-16-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 6,544
Posted By gbealnz
Possibly the lens? Plannar/Tessar/Xenotar? Gary

Possibly the lens? Plannar/Tessar/Xenotar?
Gary
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-16-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,364
Posted By gbealnz
I've got one of those Rolleimeter gizmo's, never...

I've got one of those Rolleimeter gizmo's, never used it, but you are right, they are camera specific. Great concept.
This thread, and forum in general has me getting the Rollei stuff out, and I mean...
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