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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-17-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,461
Posted By ashfaque
Hi Ross, I bet you're excited as I was and still...

Hi Ross,

I bet you're excited as I was and still am. Most probably you already know the following stuffs. Sorry if I sound a bit idiosyncratic. But here you go:

Ilford bulk rolls: Unlike Rollei,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2016
Replies: 488
Views: 128,405
Posted By ashfaque
To buy Ilford and Kentmere films & other stuffs...

To buy Ilford and Kentmere films & other stuffs within UK, see this (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2629327#post2629327). :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-01-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By ashfaque
Check out Dave Butcher's excellent tutorial on...

Check out Dave Butcher's excellent tutorial on SFX 200: http://www.darkroomdave.com/tutorial/using-ilford-sfx-infra-red-film/
+ this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-30-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,468
Posted By ashfaque
Good to hear that, Stephen. Don't forget to...

Good to hear that, Stephen. Don't forget to google for the discount codes. With that, for e.g., a 30.5 m. bulk roll of FP4+ is just over 50. So no shipping cost (=> about 10 pounds of saving). :) I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2016
Replies: 120
Views: 8,380
Posted By ashfaque
I'm a relatively recent Economics research...

I'm a relatively recent Economics research graduate and all the things I've seen tumbling down around me has made me quite wary about debt in general, especially if I see someone taking a loan that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-15-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,824
Posted By ashfaque
Donato and John: I liked these excellent photos...

Donato and John: I liked these excellent photos from both of you. I'll probably try it with ID-68 (Microphen) later. Congratulations to John as well. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-08-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,423
Posted By ashfaque
Unfortunately I can't get my 'fix' locally or any...

Unfortunately I can't get my 'fix' locally or any place in Dhaka (Bangladesh). I'm probably the only B&W film shooter in Dhaka (that I'm aware of). :( .... Anyway, I get mine largely from Maco Direct...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,468
Posted By ashfaque
If you'd like to buy Kentmere or Ilford films...

If you'd like to buy Kentmere or Ilford films then try Harman Express (http://www.harmanexpress.com/) (they sell only within UK). They offer the best price and fresh off the factory. Then there is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,010
Posted By ashfaque
Sevo: I didn't know about those changes (name and...

Sevo: I didn't know about those changes (name and recipe wise) until I saw those posts from Ian and others. As for MSDS I agree with you.

Anyway, if it helps anyone, I'll be using Beutler for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,010
Posted By ashfaque
Similar outcomes but not the same. See this...

Similar outcomes but not the same. See this thread (post # 5 onwards) (http://www.film-and-darkroom-user.org.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=10802). I'm almost certain you'll find more info if you search...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-07-2016
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,534
Posted By ashfaque
FM2n and 28mm f/2.8 AIS from Keith (kxl). This...

FM2n and 28mm f/2.8 AIS from Keith (kxl). This will be my first foray into the Nikon SLR world. I can't wait! :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 8,152
Posted By ashfaque
The Imaging Warehouse (UK) have bulk rolls too:...

The Imaging Warehouse (UK) have bulk rolls too: https://www.theimagingwarehouse.com/Products/Ilford-Film
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-04-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,603
Posted By ashfaque
Excellent portait with a very noble idea of...

Excellent portait with a very noble idea of promoting charitable works. A lot of people, mostly humble individuals, are involved in various charities. Many congratulations Andy. You deserve it....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-02-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks for sharing Richard. Somewhat related: I...

Thanks for sharing Richard.

Somewhat related: I like mikeno62's time-lapse videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/mikeno62/videos) of various repair jobs. I find them quite useful. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,867
Posted By ashfaque
One more vote for Hewes. The Kindermann, Nikkor...

One more vote for Hewes. The Kindermann, Nikkor ones are not produced any more. I came quite late to the whole analogue party. :(

Plastic reels, even the Jobo ones, can be quite difficult to work...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2016
Replies: 127
Views: 71,235
Posted By ashfaque
BIC Camera and Yodobashi (for Fujifilms and...

BIC Camera and Yodobashi (for Fujifilms and whlist in Japan) and Maco Direct and FotoImpex (Adox) in Germany (for everything else). UK is too expensive to buy Ilford. :(
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,460
Posted By ashfaque
Yes, HC-110 is relatively more expensive than...

Yes, HC-110 is relatively more expensive than most developers*. But it's output and keeping property (mostly due to the lack of water in it) are worth every penny.



As for the difference between...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,460
Posted By ashfaque
If you buy some raw chemicals you can make your...

If you buy some raw chemicals you can make your own developers as and when you need. Since most raw chemicals are powder, they'll be quite fine for a very long time so long you keep them in glass...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,397
Posted By ashfaque
Any chance of you using the same mixing jug,...

Any chance of you using the same mixing jug, and/or stirrer for developer and fixer solution without washing both or either properly?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-30-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,741
Posted By ashfaque
Fixer is the most used and in general, the most...

Fixer is the most used and in general, the most harmful item in a B&W negative development process. IIRc, janian (an APUG member who is also a Caffenol expert) provided some information on a silver...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-27-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 4,249
Posted By ashfaque
It is the identical film, simply named...

It is the identical film, simply named differently, according to Mirko (of Adox), to highlight the fact that it can be used as a slide....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-27-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,307
Posted By ashfaque
Just to clarify: I wasn't talking about plastic...

Just to clarify: I wasn't talking about plastic canisters in relation IR film's IR sensitivity - rather about light-leaking in polyester based films. From what I read, those true IR films (from Efke,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-27-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,307
Posted By ashfaque
Hi Raytoei, For 35mm: +1 to what Jim referred...

Hi Raytoei,

For 35mm: +1 to what Jim referred to.
Rollei IR 400 can be loaded with a typical bulk-loader. But polyester (PE) based films, IR 400 Retro 80s, 400S, RPX 25 and possibly a few more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2016
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,569
Posted By ashfaque
Gary, you could try asking a friend/relative to...

Gary, you could try asking a friend/relative to bring one or two for you when they visit/ return from USA, UK, Germany, etc. I do that all the time.

Alternatively, you can make your next big...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2016
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,534
Posted By ashfaque
Gebr. Schreck cable release (Professional...

Gebr. Schreck cable release (Professional vesion)
Delta 100, 120, 10 rolls
Rollei RPX 100, 30.5 m bulk roll
Kaiser blower + brush
Glassines for 35 mm, 100 pages
AP Bobinquick bulk loader
Jobo 1520...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 3,587
Posted By ashfaque
Youxin Ye is worth checking with. He is quicker...

Youxin Ye is worth checking with. He is quicker too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-26-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 6,816
Posted By ashfaque
RPX 25 with Acurol-N or HRX

Hi John,

I don't have my negatives (, and other things) near me now. But I can offer my non-scientific and qualitative impression of RPX 25 now:
(1) Contrast of RPX 25 is not as tough to control as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 4,069
Posted By ashfaque
Hi Jan, RPX 400 and 100 aren't rebadged...

Hi Jan,

RPX 400 and 100 aren't rebadged Kentmeres. The corresponding development times with the same developer that are mentioned in their respective tech. dataheet, are somewhat different in many...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,460
Posted By ashfaque
Hi Danny, Check out this link...

Hi Danny,

Check out this link http://www.jobo-usa.com/resources/manuals
You'll find a file on Jobo tank and drum capacities and other related files.

Since you'll be doing 4x5, 2500 tank system is...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-29-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,086
Posted By ashfaque
Sellers from Japan are generally more trustworthy...

Sellers from Japan are generally more trustworthy and they are more conservative in their appraisal of the goods that are selling.

Having said that, I'd encourage you to contact Bellamy (of JCH)....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-26-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,014
Posted By ashfaque
My go to developer (Compard's version "R09 One...

My go to developer (Compard's version "R09 One Shot") when I pull a dummy! I'm not denigrating the developer at all. It somewhat compensates my mistakes.

I mainly use it to develop Rollei Retro 80s...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-26-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,966
Posted By ashfaque
Robert: Mamiya 7 models are wonderful cameras...

Robert: Mamiya 7 models are wonderful cameras indeed. But as things stand, it is just a curiousity.

Peter: I haven't used the camera myself. But it's been on my wishlist for a very long time....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-26-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,966
Posted By ashfaque
Query: GF670W/ Bessa III 667W disassembly

Hello everyone,

Just out of curiosity:

(1) Is there any video or website that shows the disassembly of Fujifilm GF670w, or Voigtlander Bessa III 667W?

(2) Also, has anyone tried making it into an...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,809
Posted By ashfaque
Most likely you'll get the older version even...

Most likely you'll get the older version even cheaper when some people buy the newer one or something else. Something to ease the 'regret'. :)

Bests,

Ashfaque
Forum: Travel 01-19-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,304
Posted By ashfaque
Some polyester based films (like Rollei Reto 80S,...

Some polyester based films (like Rollei Reto 80S, Adox CMS 20 II, Rollei RPX 25, etc), have the problem of light leaking. Hence in their respective technical/information sheets, it is always advised...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 7,271
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks for the tips, everyone. :) Bests, Ashfaque

Thanks for the tips, everyone. :)

Bests,
Ashfaque
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-11-2016
Replies: 161
Views: 33,734
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks Erik. :)

Thanks Erik. :)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-11-2016
Replies: 161
Views: 33,734
Posted By ashfaque
@ Erik and Robert: Lovely work from you both. So...

@ Erik and Robert: Lovely work from you both. So I'm now tempted to try this. Did you notice any focus shift, vignetting, or distortion? FYI, I will be using them with film bodies only....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,736
Posted By ashfaque
AFAIK, PET bottles are inert objects, so they...

AFAIK, PET bottles are inert objects, so they can't affect the chemistry of (Rapid) Fixer, developers, and most of the chemicals. Disclaimer: I have a very rudimentary understanding of chemistry...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 7,271
Posted By ashfaque
Arrow Film/analog camera stores in Manila, Philippines

Can you please suggest some film/analog camera stores in Manila, Philippines? Let me know about the film prices as well.

Thanks :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 3,032
Posted By ashfaque
@Andy: One more vote for Maco. Excellent price...

@Andy: One more vote for Maco. Excellent price and service. Not sure if it would work, but send them an email to see if they'll give you a special deal.

RPX 25 is worth trying too. So far I tried it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 3,032
Posted By ashfaque
Hi taemo, I think I read either here or on APUG...

Hi taemo,

I think I read either here or on APUG about a Pakon usergroup or something who mains some software. They may even have a Facebook/yahoo group. Perhaps you can find some solution about it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,983
Posted By ashfaque
I collected some references in search of an...

I collected some references in search of an alternative to Adotech II. But due to work load I haven't been able to test it (yet). PM me your email address if you're interested.

Bests,

Ashfaque
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,032
Posted By ashfaque
Some useful links: For somewhat normal contrast,...

Some useful links:

For somewhat normal contrast, with Rodinal (@ISO 80) and Diafine (@125) (https://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/discuss/72157625016874788/)

For IR & regular photography:
(1)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,032
Posted By ashfaque
What Savo said. More specifically, if you're...

What Savo said.

More specifically, if you're talking about clear/transparent film rebate after fixing, it is fine. It is what it makes is a good candidate for B&W slide too. :)

Bests,
Ashfaque
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By ashfaque
Hi Dani, Sounds like good deal. But make sure...

Hi Dani,

Sounds like good deal. But make sure you're buying from a reputable seller and you can return it if it does not match with the description - i.e., appearance and more importantly, the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-29-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,235
Posted By ashfaque
Thank you both very much. :) Akiva: I'm in...

Thank you both very much. :)

Akiva: I'm in Bangladesh now. But my work takes me to UK, Germany and EU countries. Getting stuffs from the USA is not an issue for me either.

Marek: Re the light...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,235
Posted By ashfaque
Queries on Bessa R4m and repairs

Hello,

I'm considering R4m for some wide angle lanscape and nature photography. If I remember correctly, I read some user reviews on BHPhoto that their R4m units were prone to light leakage during...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-28-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 12,868
Posted By ashfaque
+1 ... and then there is Canon 50mm f/1.2.

+1

... and then there is Canon 50mm f/1.2.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-28-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 12,868
Posted By ashfaque
SLR Magic T0.95, Leica Mount (look for the...

SLR Magic T0.95, Leica Mount (look for the rangefinder coupled version) is another option. But I can't recall if it has any focus shift or not. FYI, I was given a quote of US$ 4,288 (with shipping)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 682
Posted By ashfaque
Film Development Log Sheet

I made a film development log sheet (https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B5OtQeaZ1T93aldjcUhFMGZfdjQ&usp=sharing) for my use (using LaTeX). You'll find both .tex and .pdf files there. Hope you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 3,380
Posted By ashfaque
Rollei RPX 25 Technical Datasheet in English

I translated Rollei RPX 25 Technical Datasheet (https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B5OtQeaZ1T93ZzJGa0VHeTc4alE&usp=sharing) from German. Uwe Pilz (piu58 @ APUG) helped me.

Stuffs I added:...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By ashfaque
Hi Enea, Could you please share your Rollei...

Hi Enea,

Could you please share your Rollei Retro 80s + Beutler methods and some examples. I'd love to try something other than Rodinal that is easily accessible.

Regarding CMS 20 II and Copex...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-02-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,854
Posted By ashfaque
Don't worry about X-rays. So long the films are...

Don't worry about X-rays. So long the films are in your hand luggage and NOT in your check-in luggage, they are safe.

As to the query, at least 1 B&W and 1 colour negative/slide roll per day (,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-19-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 6,748
Posted By ashfaque
I don't think it matters that much. It's the...

I don't think it matters that much. It's the individual behind the box that matters. Probably it is even as you won't care running around with your lenses. I'm enjoying your wonderful series. Please...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-09-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,816
Posted By ashfaque
If I understand correctly, SPUR chemicals are...

If I understand correctly, SPUR chemicals are purely geared towards full analogue system - i.e., enlarger print. But if you want to scan your images and don't want to wet print, or don't want to fine...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,291
Posted By ashfaque
I do the same as mwoeny. But I wait a bit longer...

I do the same as mwoeny. But I wait a bit longer to reach a room temperature (around 22-25 Celsius*) inside aAir conditioned room before opening the fridged films. No problem what so ever since I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-23-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 54,316
Posted By ashfaque
Dear Chris, Thanks again for your help. This PMK...

Dear Chris,

Thanks again for your help. This PMK thingy might come in handy for me in the future. Been thinking of mixing my own Obsidian Aqua and then PMK (mid-term plan)

Bests,

Ashfaque

PS: I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-22-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks sevo :)

Thanks sevo :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-22-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By ashfaque
R4M ISO query

Hello Everyone,

It is written on R4M instruction manual "Film Speed Range: ISO 25 - 3200 by 1 /3 steps". Is it possible, somehow, to set an ISO of 20 in R4M? I have some CMS 20 II on their way and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,129
Posted By ashfaque
BLKRCAT: I like these Kodalith pictures. :)...

BLKRCAT: I like these Kodalith pictures. :) However, I can't see two of those when I go to those Flickr pages (by clicking the pictures).

Bests,

Ashfaque
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-19-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,129
Posted By ashfaque
Hi Traveler, If you're using a changing bag, and...

Hi Traveler,

If you're using a changing bag, and have access (or planning to buy) some reloadable cassettes, perhaps you can buy 17.5 meters of Rollei Retro 80s and Rollei RPX 25 from Maco Direct. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-19-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,668
Posted By ashfaque
In case someone is interested, I saw a Hasselblad...

In case someone is interested, I saw a Hasselblad 6x6 slide projector at Aperture(UK) with a big discount.

Anyway, re Jensen Slide Projectors, according to AgX from APUG...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-19-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 4,956
Posted By ashfaque
Shawn and Dan: Thanks a lot to you both for...

Shawn and Dan: Thanks a lot to you both for providing some useful information.

I have a basic query. Should I go for uncoated (E0=1946) or coated version (EC=1941)? I'm thinking that the uncoated...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-12-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 6,057
Posted By ashfaque
I thought we were discussing eBay, not PayPal....

I thought we were discussing eBay, not PayPal. Regardless, I still think that FSA should look into the amount of time it takes to release the money in relation eBay's (or X's) qualitative assessment....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-12-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 6,057
Posted By ashfaque
My take as an economist: Just imagine how much...

My take as an economist:
Just imagine how much money they are/will be making by investing that 'held up' money, and most likely, earning a huge interest payments and potentially other financial...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,445
Posted By ashfaque
Dear Kutay, Very sorry to hear about it. :( May...

Dear Kutay,

Very sorry to hear about it. :( May God give you a quick recovery. One of my cousins suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, who was also diagonosed with brain tumour/cancer. Hearing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-15-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 718
Posted By ashfaque
Buying films in Okinawa

Hello,

Could you please suggest some shops in Okinawa that sell all Fuji films - Acros 100, Velvia 50, 100, Provia 100F, 400H and 160NS both in 120 and 35mm. Anything similar to Yodobashi out there?...
Forum: Travel 08-19-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By ashfaque
This should give you very good summary :)...

This should give you very good summary :) http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2013/05/the-complete-tokyo-camera-shopping-guide/

Bests,

Ashfaque
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-15-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,791
Posted By ashfaque
Possibly fixer: if it smells like rotting eggs,...

Possibly fixer: if it smells like rotting eggs, then it is bad. If there are precipitates in your fixer, you can filter those out using a coffee filter. Then try fixing the film leader in the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-05-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 8,241
Posted By ashfaque
"My biggest struggle is to rehumanize the...

"My biggest struggle is to rehumanize the Palestinians." (Gideon Levy). To me that statement says it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,433
Posted By ashfaque
Jan: Your post has calmed my nerve a lot. Because...

Jan: Your post has calmed my nerve a lot. Because electric power-cuts in Dhaka (where I'm now) is quite frequent, especially in the summer. I wish I could 'liked' your post! :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,433
Posted By ashfaque
Dear John, I'm very sorry to hear about that -...

Dear John,

I'm very sorry to hear about that - the slide prices makes it even more painful. :( The other day, I've possibly ruined a large chunk of a 17 meter HP5 Plus bulk roll. However, unlike...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-04-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,692
Posted By ashfaque
Just out of curiousity, has anyone tried using...

Just out of curiousity, has anyone tried using SPUR's Ultraspeed Vario (http://spur-photo.com/pushen-pullen-und-der-neue-spur-ultraspeed-vario/)? There is a data sheet available in the English...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By ashfaque
@ Benjamin and Odd: Thank you both very much for...

@ Benjamin and Odd: Thank you both very much for your sharing your experience and tips.

@Benjamin: Indeed. Dhaka is a very interesting city to say the least. Re the bulk roll: do you empty the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By ashfaque
Marek: Thank for the advice on exposed films. I...

Marek: Thank for the advice on exposed films. I will definitely be developing the films at the earliest. :)

Bests,

Ashfaque
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By ashfaque
Storing films in a very humid environment (advice pls)

Now that I have bought some films (& still waiting for them), I am thinking I need experts' tips again. So far, I have read Kodak's instructions...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,599
Posted By ashfaque
Just an update. I ended up buying these from Maco...

Just an update. I ended up buying these from Maco Direct.
- Films: Rollei RPX 25 (17 m.), RPX 400 (17 m.), Retro 80S (30.5) and Ilford HP5 Plus (17 m.)
- Developers: SPUR HRX, SPUR Acurol-N and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,778
Posted By ashfaque
In other words, buyers from NA are largely paying...

In other words, buyers from NA are largely paying less for a different kind of collective bargaining. Thanks for the explanation. I can now use it as a nice example for my undergrad tutees....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-22-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,778
Posted By ashfaque
It may be, but I like to know the possible...

It may be, but I like to know the possible reasons(s).

Bests,

A
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-22-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,778
Posted By ashfaque
Film price in UK

I apologise for what I am about to write

UK film sellers and possibly Ilford are a weird bunch. Usually, German films are cheapest in Germany (see Adox, Rollei price in Maco, Fotoimpex, et al.),...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-18-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,599
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks for the explanation on the stop bath,...

Thanks for the explanation on the stop bath, Marek.


Thanks for the tip on ATP 1.1 and the chemicals, Robert. Could you please let me know the equivalent alternatives from SPUR for ATP 1.1...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-18-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,599
Posted By ashfaque
@ Rolfe, Pioneer, and Marek

@ Rolfe, Pioneer, and Marek

Thanks a lot for your advices. I should have mentioned that I will be getting some HP5+ and Tri-X as well.

The reason why I mentioned those Adox and Rollei films is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-18-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,599
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks Fotohuis. I'll have a look. :) In the...

Thanks Fotohuis. I'll have a look. :)

In the mean time, can the kind hearted RFFers please advise me what I should avoid. For e.g., can I use CMS 20 II during torrential rainy season, or on a sunny...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,599
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks for the information, Mlehrman. :)

Thanks for the information, Mlehrman. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,599
Posted By ashfaque
Seeking Advice on Adox films: what I should not do

Hello Everyone,

I am thinking of getting some of the Adox 35mm(and possibly 120 films) and some their chemicals from Germany.

So far I have decided to get the gorgeous CMS 20 II...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-12-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 6,549
Posted By ashfaque
Hello Guy, It's a wonderful and easy-to-read...

Hello Guy,

It's a wonderful and easy-to-read review. Thanks a lot for letting us know about the finer differences between the two. :) May I ask how you scan these & other MF slides &...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,161
Posted By ashfaque
I contacted Cathey P. They seem to have a very...

I contacted Cathey P. They seem to have a very few film atm and they no longer sell Jobo products. So far, Ruby Photo seems to be the best place for films.

Anyone selling Jobo 1520?

Another query:...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,161
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks everyone. :)

Thanks everyone. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,161
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks a lot for your information, Benjamin and...

Thanks a lot for your information, Benjamin and Wilfred. Any other recommendation? Please keep them coming. :)

Bests,

Ashfaque
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,161
Posted By ashfaque
Film shops in Singapore

Can you please recommend a few good shops in Singapore where I can buy both 120 and 35 films of various speeds (Ilford, Fuji and Kodak), and Jobo 1520 developing tank. Are they more expensive than in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-23-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By ashfaque
See Chris's wonderful notes...

See Chris's wonderful notes http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/technical/index.php :)

Somewhat related, in the following video, (possibly in the last 1/3,) you'll see he covers some of the details of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 9,030
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks for sharing this, lukitas. :) mcfingon:...

Thanks for sharing this, lukitas. :)

mcfingon: That's beautifully scanned. Love those deep blacks. :)

Anyway, here are two wonderful video tutorials by David Hancock:
(1) For 35 mm:...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-11-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,743
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks a lot for sharing this, Christopher. May I...

Thanks a lot for sharing this, Christopher. May I also say that your website's technical content is very easy to understand and it is full of useful advices. :)



Thanks for the offer, Tony. I'm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,743
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks for your tips, sevo. :) Bests, A

Thanks for your tips, sevo. :)

Bests,

A
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,743
Posted By ashfaque
Bump. Anything? :)

Bump. Anything? :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,743
Posted By ashfaque
Fujichrome 64T (RTPII)

Hello,

Is there any shop selling Fujichrome 64T (RTPII) 120 films, preferably within NA and EU?

I did a search on Flickr and was amazed at the quality of the images (, especially the ones taken at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,172
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks a lot, everyone. :) Please keep them...

Thanks a lot, everyone. :) Please keep them coming.

Somewhat related, is there a soft copy of Fuji Hunt Chrome 6X (E6 Kit 5 liter) available online? I just want to have a look at it....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,172
Posted By ashfaque
Help on Jobo System Tanks 1500/2500

Hello everyone,

I am slowly gathering some of the stuffs to develop negatives (both 35mm and 120). However I need some help in selecting a tank and related accessories.

However I can not decide...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-30-2013
Replies: 725
Views: 171,252
Posted By ashfaque
The Iguazu SFX rendition is amazing. Please keep...

The Iguazu SFX rendition is amazing. Please keep them posting, Margus. :)

I hope you have taken one in colour - because imho, that rainbow would look amazing. Perhaps I can't see it in 'colour' B&W...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-17-2013
Replies: 725
Views: 171,252
Posted By ashfaque
If you can operate that motorcycle of yours, you...

If you can operate that motorcycle of yours, you surely can hold a Pentax 6x7 very steadily with relative ease. :P Joking apart, these are amazing pictures (scanning is only important afterwards)....
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-07-2013
Replies: 167
Views: 12,205
Posted By ashfaque
Brainstorming, synergy, etc. - I dislike any sort...

Brainstorming, synergy, etc. - I dislike any sort of management speak. I work really hard not to use them whilst teaching my tutees and in my research papers. I occasionaly use the phrase "outside...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-06-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,644
Posted By ashfaque
Sorry to hear about your misery. I had a similar...

Sorry to hear about your misery. I had a similar experience. I lost my wallet containing my Uni ID, debit & credit card, etc - all because I was trying to keep my hands warm whilst tucking a very...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-05-2013
Replies: 725
Views: 171,252
Posted By ashfaque
Hello Margus, I'm stunned. I feel like throwing...

Hello Margus,

I'm stunned. I feel like throwing away the free Epson scanner I got few months ago. Once I'm back to UK, I hope to send some old (from 80's) negs (35 and MF) to you.

Do you have any...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,973
Posted By ashfaque
That's a beautiful beast, Derrick! Thanks again...

That's a beautiful beast, Derrick! Thanks again for your help. :)

Bests,

Ashfaque
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,973
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks Kuzano

Thank a lot for the ideas and the information, kuzano. :) What's the weight of a DaYi 4x5? I'm not sure if I can use 4x5 that frequently due to the cost? The price of sheet films, required chemical...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,973
Posted By ashfaque
Thank a lot for the ideas and the information,...

Thank a lot for the ideas and the information, kuzano. :) What's the weight of a DaYi 4x5? I'm not sure if I can use 4x5 that frequently due to the cost? The price of sheet films, required chemical...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,973
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks Derrick

I really appreciate that kindly shared your experiences, Derrick. I'll make a note of the warning regarding the screw issue. Could you please tell me the weight you have lug around? Do you always use...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,973
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks Garry

I'm not sure where I will be in a few months time - it could be in Europe, Asia or NA, depending where I get a research posting. I'll update the original post to avoid any confusion. Thanks Garry. :)
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,973
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks again. I was referring to Delaware in...

Thanks again. I was referring to Delaware in USA.
Re 6x6 and 6x7: Thanks for clearing that up as well, thegman. :)



Thanks for sharing your experience as well, Andy.

MonZ: I thought about Fuji...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,973
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks a lot for your help, Pramodh. I didn't...

Thanks a lot for your help, Pramodh. I didn't know about the lens variation thing. :)

Ideally speaking, (& assuming that) I can use Gaoersi 617 as a 612 when I want to, I'd prefer 617. However if...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,973
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks for your help, thegman. Can you (and...

Thanks for your help, thegman. Can you (and others) please give me a list of compatible lens?

Re tax: I forgot to ask about it! Most likely, I will be asking my uncle to pay for it from Delaware....
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,973
Posted By ashfaque
Gaoersi 617 queries

Hello,

I want to try some panoramic film photography. So I'd be grateful if anyone here can kindly share their experiences. What are the factors/limitations I need to be aware of in relation to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-06-2013
Replies: 1,086
Views: 229,534
Posted By ashfaque
Can anyone please explain to me this target for...

Can anyone please explain to me this target for newbie like me? Thanks for your time. :)

Regards,

Ashfaque
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 05-28-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 9,420
Posted By ashfaque
@Tom A: I realised never thank you for some of...

@Tom A: I realised never thank you for some of the useful things (amongst many) I've learnt from you. I wish you a very quick and pain/stress-less recovery, Tom. :)

@Stephen: Thanks for sharing the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 8,064
Posted By ashfaque
S.H. and Stewart: Thank you both very much....

S.H. and Stewart: Thank you both very much. :)

Bests,

Ashfaque
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 8,064
Posted By ashfaque
I was thinking of subscribing Flickr just few...

I was thinking of subscribing Flickr just few days ago! Thanks a lot for introducing Ipernity. I'll probably give it a try. Could you please tell me the cost of the paid service of Ipernity (as I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By ashfaque
I like them very much - it's adding some mood to...

I like them very much - it's adding some mood to the photos. This type of colour cast reminds me of the sky before small/big cyclone. "Coming Over The Ridge" is my favourite. :)

Just out of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 561
Posted By ashfaque
Question Query on Kodak's other motion films

Hello Everyone,

Please bear with my possibly silly questions.

I just skimmed through the excellent thread on using Eastman (Double-X) 5222 in the Leica...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 77,575
Posted By ashfaque
Hello Everyone, If I read correctly, only 2 (or...

Hello Everyone,

If I read correctly, only 2 (or 3) alternatives for Kodak films are still available from Freestyle. Is there another thread with other films and their corresponding cheaper...
Forum: Photo Software 03-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,242
Posted By ashfaque
Dear Godfrey, I'm grateful for your detailed...

Dear Godfrey,

I'm grateful for your detailed explanation. Thanks again for your kind effort. :) I use LR as well. But I thought why not try CS6 whilst I'm away from work!

FYI, I still can't figure...
Forum: Photo Software 03-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,242
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks a lot, Godfrey. Could you (and others)...

Thanks a lot, Godfrey. Could you (and others) please let me know few more things:

1. Just to clarify, there is any no qualitative difference between RW2 and DNG format? However, I'm confused after...
Forum: Photo Software 03-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,242
Posted By ashfaque
Rolling back to RW2 from DNG

Hello RFF,

Can anyone please suggest how I can roll back to .RW2 file format (camera model: Panasonic LX5's native raw format) from Adobe's DNG. I didn't realise when and how a lot of my raw files...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-04-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 19,094
Posted By ashfaque
@Monz: This is wonderful, thank you very much for...

@Monz: This is wonderful, thank you very much for sharing them. :)
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-03-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 19,094
Posted By ashfaque
What a wonderful camera! The images are quite...

What a wonderful camera! The images are quite stunning. FYI, I'm watching them from my laptop. So they'd look lot better on my S-IPS panel. Until few days ago, I didn't even know such camera exists....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2011
Replies: 189
Views: 16,732
Posted By ashfaque
Thank you for sharing these wonderful images,...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful images, particularly ones with the placard. They express the anger of any sensible person. However I fear things will get worse. :(
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 10,294
Posted By ashfaque
In full agreement with Dave. We can be almost...

In full agreement with Dave. We can be almost certain that Leica has some form of backup plan. Otherwise, it would be suicidal. Almost all manufacturing firms have this type of backup strategy ready...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-30-2011
Replies: 87
Views: 12,799
Posted By ashfaque
Hi Monz. Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for the...

Hi Monz. Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for the info. Can you please elaborate about 'fairs'. I'd be gratful if you can kindly share some information about such fairs in UK.

Somewhat related: Will...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-28-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 7,339
Posted By ashfaque
Most likely you already know this: I saw this pdf...

Most likely you already know this: I saw this pdf (http://plustek.com/downloads/opticfilm/The_Plustek_7600i_Ai_Scanner_Rev_1.pdf) (from Plustek...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-28-2011
Replies: 87
Views: 12,799
Posted By ashfaque
If you come across any relatively cheaper (less...

If you come across any relatively cheaper (less than 600 GBP) fully working XPan with lens , please let me know. I don't really care about the outlook.

MIchael and Monz: Amazing. Just goes to show...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,738
Posted By ashfaque
Aperture UK are planning to sell their own...

Aperture UK are planning to sell their own adjustable strap with soft leather. I saw this wonderful strap (made in Italy). However it's quite expensive (iirc, around 85 GBP).
Forum: Travel 09-13-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,263
Posted By ashfaque
Do not drink tap water, unless it's boiled! So it...

Do not drink tap water, unless it's boiled! So it would be better if you have keep some boiled water always with you. However, if the water comes from deep tube-well then you can drink it.

Always...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2011
Replies: 443
Views: 237,439
Posted By ashfaque
Seeing all these wonderful images motivates me to...

Seeing all these wonderful images motivates me to learn more. Anyway, here is one I took on Sep 1.

MP, Ilford XP2. Don't remember if it was @ f1.4 or f2 though! Scanned it myself. As you can see I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-09-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,943
Posted By ashfaque
I know very little about scanners. Thing is I...

I know very little about scanners. Thing is I can't and shouldn't complain since I got it for free via my local Freegle (previously known as FreeCycle). :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-07-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,943
Posted By ashfaque
I don't think that is the case for the unit I'm...

I don't think that is the case for the unit I'm using - mainly because not all negatives have this problem.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-07-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,943
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks

Thank you all for your recommendations. :)

Beemermark: 'nose oil' is the last thing I expected! I'll try it for the next roll. I don't want to scan them again.

Peter: it did the job pretty well. A...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-06-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,943
Posted By ashfaque
Scratch solution

Hello everyone.

I developed two rolls of negatives from Snappy Snaps (Ilford XP2 400 and Fuji X-Tra 400) last week. I don't recall exactly where but I read somewhere that sometimes they scratch the...
Forum: Photo Software 09-06-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,421
Posted By ashfaque
Another support for Bearmer (in LaTeX). Since...

Another support for Bearmer (in LaTeX). Since started using LaTeX I never looked back. :)

For LaTeX type solution ask at LaTeX Community (http://www.latex-community.org/forum/) or Stack Exchange...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-06-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 839
Posted By ashfaque
Nevermind, I didn't realise there was a cover for...

Nevermind, I didn't realise there was a cover for the top panel (and thus didn't remove it)!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-05-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 839
Posted By ashfaque
Scanning using "Epson Perfection 4870 PHOTO"

I need some help (again). I'm trying scan some (36mm Fuji Superia 400) negatives with Epson Perfection 4870 PHOTO (http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/consumer/consDetail.jsp?oid=40524123). Here is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By ashfaque
update

Thanks d_c.

Just an update:

Unfortunately I couldn't visit Metro or Silverfast.

But I managed to visit Leica Mayfair, Aperture, Classic Camera and Calumet. I bought Ilford XP2 Super (400) and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By ashfaque
Hello everyone. I'm planning to visit Calumet to...

Hello everyone.

I'm planning to visit Calumet to buy films and then visit some camera shops later. Could you please recommend a few negative developers near the following post codes:.

W1J 6NR
...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks for the Porta 400 recommendation, and for...

Thanks for the Porta 400 recommendation, and for your comments about the Flickr thing. :) I'll see if I can buy a single of roll of it [checked Amazon and Silverprint site- it seems be sold only in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks everyone for your recommendations....

Thanks everyone for your recommendations. :)

@Roger & others: Can you please recommend a colour film for this trial as well?

Somewhat basic questions: Once processed how long can I keep the film?...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By ashfaque
London Trip,

I'm off to London until 6th of September.

Apart from Silverprint, is there other shops that I can visit to see various types of films and other film equipments? The other reason is to buy a few...
Forum: Travel 08-22-2011
Replies: 336
Views: 43,217
Posted By ashfaque
I'm probably going to say something very silly. I...

I'm probably going to say something very silly. I absolutely love those film grains in these wonderful thread! :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,151
Posted By ashfaque
Frank & Gabriel: Thank you for your advices as...

Frank & Gabriel: Thank you for your advices as well.

@Gabriel: I did exactly what you mentioned when I registered with Paypa. So I think I'm safe (, from additional cost,) to deal on Paypal using my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,151
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks for the information, goodtimes. :) Anyone...

Thanks for the information, goodtimes. :)

Anyone else, especially from UK?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-21-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,151
Posted By ashfaque
Paypal

I apologise if it sounds too basic. I have never used Paypal (or ebay) before! I just want to make sure that my understanding is correct. I have a Paypal account. There I have set my account in a way...
Forum: Off Topic 08-16-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,529
Posted By ashfaque
Many of the posts are quite rightly leaning...

Many of the posts are quite rightly leaning towards economic situations [one of the major reasons]. So I'd like to hear from any economist specialised in 'Public finance', and 'household economics'....
Forum: Off Topic 08-12-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,529
Posted By ashfaque
Tough love for the poor! I'm not surprised

Kicking people out of their council houses or similar populous move(s) won't do any good in the long run.

If the government tries to control social media sites then it's another thing that people...
Forum: Photo Software 08-12-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 5,752
Posted By ashfaque
For tutorial you can try YouTube. Sometimes I use...

For tutorial you can try YouTube. Sometimes I use when I get stuck with MATLAB. An amazing place for useful & free tutorials. :)

I use LR3, wanted to to use PS but decided against it as it's too...
Forum: Off Topic 08-10-2011
Replies: 254
Views: 18,529
Posted By ashfaque
I'm still a bit concerned about my aunt. She...

I'm still a bit concerned about my aunt. She lives just off the main road in Enfield (Hartford Road), near the swimming pool. Spoke to her and she said so far so good. I hope it stays that way.

In...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-01-2011
Replies: 95
Views: 3,378,169
Posted By ashfaque
Hello Roger, Most likely his got too free much...

Hello Roger,

Most likely his got too free much time and has nothing better to do other than being a jealous and hateful. If possible, please ignore. If you can't make a parody about the content and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-29-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,688
Posted By ashfaque
I'm training to be a theoretical Macroeconomist....

I'm training to be a theoretical Macroeconomist. However if I ever get the opportunity to work in a war torn area I'll take, and will probably try some war photography. James Nachtwey is one of my...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-28-2011
Replies: 636
Views: 162,562
Posted By ashfaque
Alien cloud

Alien cloud [LX5]

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6030/5985925352_951dc1aca6_b.jpg

Larger version available at G+...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-28-2011
Replies: 2,582
Views: 644,966
Posted By ashfaque
Hauntingly beautiful. Love this type of...

Hauntingly beautiful. Love this type of minimalistic nature photography. Thanks for sharing, Craig. :)


You can always donate it or sell at 90% discount to me. :D
Forum: Off Topic 07-27-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 3,317
Posted By ashfaque
Probably the wife is fed up with his husband...

Probably the wife is fed up with his husband running around with his old camera and suddenly another young bloke encourages him! You never know. Anyway, some people are just too rude.

Yes, the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,436
Posted By ashfaque
Colin: I really like them. Thanks for sharing...

Colin: I really like them. Thanks for sharing them. :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-22-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 7,272
Posted By ashfaque
My knowledge is limited, but it sounds like he is...

My knowledge is limited, but it sounds like he is trying take you for a ride!

@Tom: Saw your M6 black paint LHSA on the other thread. Simply beautiful!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2011
Replies: 1,203
Views: 340,793
Posted By ashfaque
Wonderful! :)

Wonderful! :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-19-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,710
Posted By ashfaque
Another vote for trying before you consider...

Another vote for trying before you consider buying. :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-16-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 8,771
Posted By ashfaque
Unless you want cut ties completely with film...

Unless you want cut ties completely with film (like selling your scannar, if any or other film related gears) keep the Mamiya 7II and lenses. Sell the M8.2 asap (because the price of used M8, M8.2...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-09-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,465
Posted By ashfaque
Mike: IIRC, Steve Huff did a review...

Mike: IIRC, Steve Huff did a review (http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2010/04/26/scanning-your-film-with-the-epson-v700-photo-scanner/) of it and he talked about the softwares (his model is V700). It...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-09-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 7,543
Posted By ashfaque
I won't be surprised if someone buys it at that...

I won't be surprised if someone buys it at that price. Some new luxes prices I'm seeing in other forums are somewhat ridiculous. oh well!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,243
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks Frank.

Thanks Frank.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 7,543
Posted By ashfaque
If there is anyone from UK, willing to sell his...

If there is anyone from UK, willing to sell his copy (or a spare one,) please let me know the price.

Ashfaque
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,243
Posted By ashfaque
OM to M mount adapter

Is there any OM to M mount adapter available in the market? Also is there anything I should be aware of whilst using them on M cameras?

Ashfaque
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-08-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,465
Posted By ashfaque
Hi Mike I like both of them. What is the file...

Hi Mike

I like both of them. What is the file size of a scan (35 mm frame) at the maximum quality before doing any editing?

Cheers

Ashfaque
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-02-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 7,543
Posted By ashfaque
Just asking anyone from UK: how much you had to...

Just asking anyone from UK: how much you had to pay, including VAT+excise duty+ anything else?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-01-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,163
Posted By ashfaque
Thank you very much for this information. I had...

Thank you very much for this information. I had no idea about this 'gift' thing and about 3% fees. I've never traded on Ebay [- in fact I know very little about ebay- I only have an account], but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By ashfaque
Oregon State University Archives

Whilst doing my research using Tarikh (history of) At-Tabari, I came across this photo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/osucommons/4879273389/in/photostream/). Consequently Oregon State University...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-24-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 8,983
Posted By ashfaque
Indifferent. Since 2003, I don't wear wrist watch...

Indifferent. Since 2003, I don't wear wrist watch - that's when I started using mobile phone.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-20-2011
Replies: 212
Views: 34,923
Posted By ashfaque
Consequetly the older one's demand will shot up...

Consequetly the older one's demand will shot up now. Or may be not. But VC, please give us a DRF.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-19-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 2,867
Posted By ashfaque
If she likes to play around with some manual...

If she likes to play around with some manual features then I'd say give her an LX5. If she prefers something slightly more portable one then S95. I've bought LX5. It is a wonderful camera. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-18-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 7,845
Posted By ashfaque
When I have enough extra money, God willing, I'm...

When I have enough extra money, God willing, I'm going to buy an MP. :D
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-18-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,666
Posted By ashfaque
Spiegel im Spiegel is a perfectly fitting tune...

Spiegel im Spiegel is a perfectly fitting tune for this docu. I'll have to check my docu archive to see if I've recorded it when it aired on BBC Four.

Thanks for the reminder Peter. :)
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-18-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks a lot for your detailed post, Kuzano. I...

Thanks a lot for your detailed post, Kuzano. I think I kept the original (.jpg) file private. The one I sent him are the 0% compression file, from 6.75 MB (2736x2736) to 9.23 MB (3776x2520). They...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-17-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks Stewart. :) I'll use Proimaging for myself...

Thanks Stewart. :) I'll use Proimaging for myself later. But my friend is not very keen on computer stuffs. Regardless I'll tell him about them. It's up to him how/where he prints.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-17-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks a lot everyone. I've sent him 100% jpg of...

Thanks a lot everyone. I've sent him 100% jpg of 6 files [4 of them are...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-17-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By ashfaque
anyone, please.

anyone, please.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-12-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By ashfaque
Print advice and photos you like

Hello everyone,

A friend of mine wants to print some of my LX5 photos (http://forums.dpreview.com/galleries/9522249668/photos). He wants to put them on the walls of his house. I'd be grateful if you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-10-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By ashfaque
Try to get hold of The Wonderful World of Albert...

Try to get hold of The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn - 11 episodes, full of sublime pictures and narrations & interviews.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-10-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 5,453
Posted By ashfaque
50 Lux ASPH. is a no no. With MP: if you're...

50 Lux ASPH. is a no no.

With MP: if you're planning not to buy a new MP later and can get a 'reasonable' price, then sell it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks Andrew. I don't really care about the...

Thanks Andrew. I don't really care about the smell or any cosmetic change. So that's a good news for me. BTW, I really enjoyed your photos @ flickr. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By ashfaque
Bakhoor

Hello everyone. I regularly use Bakhoor (or, Bukhoor) in our house. Bukhoor is similar to any Incense stick but creates stronger and long lasting fragrance compare the the incense stick. So it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-06-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,269
Posted By ashfaque
Call Reddotcamera - very respectable Leica...

Call Reddotcamera - very respectable Leica retailer in UK. Their waiting time now is around 6-8 weeks. They'll ask 10% deposit. If you don't want to put any deposit then try Robert White (UK) - will...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-04-2011
Replies: 123
Views: 5,945
Posted By ashfaque
Palestine, to meet some of my relatives.

Palestine, to meet some of my relatives.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-01-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 15,682
Posted By ashfaque
I hope he'll correct those mistakes in the...

I hope he'll correct those mistakes in the upcoming print and upload an errata for others as well. Would've lot better if the book was available in pdf format. Then we'd be able to buy it at a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-31-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 4,030
Posted By ashfaque
Hi Mike I hope you get your M8 soon. Sorry to...

Hi Mike

I hope you get your M8 soon. Sorry to hear such a bad thing.

The cab company should be able to tell you more by looking into their logs, where there should be a log of people who called in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-30-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks Vicky. You have a nice website with...

Thanks Vicky. You have a nice website with wonderful images, btw. :)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-29-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By ashfaque
Thanks a lot everyone. I was wondering if you...

Thanks a lot everyone.

I was wondering if you can please kindly explain the large variation in prices of Epson's scanners. In terms of keeping as much details as possible* [including scratches and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-28-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By ashfaque
Scanner query

I have one those basic All-in-One printer/scanner (Dell). Just out of curiousity, is it possible to use that to scan negative?

I'm a complete novice, so please give me as much/detailed basic (&...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-28-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,078
Posted By ashfaque
Anything flashy on Leica does look cheap. In...

Anything flashy on Leica does look cheap.

In this particular case I thought there was something wrong with the pictures. :lol:
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-27-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 15,682
Posted By ashfaque
what's the price?

what's the price?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-23-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 6,621
Posted By ashfaque
Two extremely cheap solutions: 1. (If you fancy...

Two extremely cheap solutions:

1. (If you fancy using non-leather material): Buy a pair of shoelace, get the thick ones. Then cut the length according your length. Then burn the edges. Use a normal...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-23-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,263
Posted By ashfaque
This is a great find, jc_y. Thanks a lot for...

This is a great find, jc_y. Thanks a lot for sharing. :)

As some of you mentioned, by being there he's way ahead of many 'tough'love photographers. To me non-embedded war photographers are the best...
Forum: Other RF 05-22-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By ashfaque
I wish I was in London now. :(

I wish I was in London now. :(
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 7,871
Posted By ashfaque
You guys are amazingly helpful and patient bunch....

You guys are amazingly helpful and patient bunch. Thanks a lot for these advices. I'm sure they'll be very helpful for my future plans.

If I was buying now (, provided I had the money and time,) I'd...
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