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Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2019
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,802
Posted By rolo
Recently bought an Ebony 617se view camera with...

Recently bought an Ebony 617se view camera with Horseman SW617 roll film back.
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Added 4 lenses: 90mm f4.5 Rodenstock Grandagon; 150mm f5.6 Schneider Apo Symmar; 210mm f5.6 Schneider Symmar; 300mm ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2015
Replies: 127
Views: 71,414
Posted By rolo
Just bought 50 rolls of 120 Delta 100 from HARMAN...

Just bought 50 rolls of 120 Delta 100 from HARMAN Direct (Ilford). They had a 20% discount and free delivery for the last 4 days . £3.95 a roll, delivered.

3 months ago, I asked them to list 100...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-09-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 96,553
Posted By rolo
If Leica have not been able to provide a sensor...

If Leica have not been able to provide a sensor that negates this issue, it probably means that there isn't one available. If that's the case, my guess is that this imperfect sensor was the only...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-23-2014
Replies: 128
Views: 24,599
Posted By rolo
I scan as my Imacon scanner sees it, highest...

I scan as my Imacon scanner sees it, highest resolution in RGB, and then export to convert in Photoshop CS6 after selecting the preferred channel.

Scanner conversion software takes longer and adds...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,577
Posted By rolo
Mike, Don't be sorry for Harry. He was 89 yo...

Mike, Don't be sorry for Harry. He was 89 yo and had a portfolio including every pop star and pop group of the last 40 years, Beatles, Stones, Hendrix etc, Muhammad Ali, Alex Ferguson and Beckham,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,577
Posted By rolo
He was in Scotland on Monday promoting his new...

He was in Scotland on Monday promoting his new book. I was at Harry Goodwin's funeral on that day and Graham, who was a long standing friend of Harry's, had a message read saying he was sorry for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-19-2013
Replies: 725
Views: 171,277
Posted By rolo
I don't drum scan either only having an Imacon...

I don't drum scan either only having an Imacon 848, but I'm really enjoying seeing the results of other top quality scanning equipment.

Keep posting and please don't judge the interest by counting...
Forum: Film vs Digital 02-13-2013
Replies: 122
Views: 32,980
Posted By rolo
If he was in his prime today, he'd be using what...

If he was in his prime today, he'd be using what all his olleagues at Magnum are using, a Canon 5D.

For his wedding work, he'd be using a Canon 5D.

Although he was never adept at processing and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-06-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,061
Posted By rolo
Congratulations. Hope you get a lot of pleasure...

Congratulations. Hope you get a lot of pleasure using it.

I'm awaiting the arrival of a 3.5F White Face that I bought unseen and had it directed straight to my repairer. Now finished and it'll be...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-13-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,515
Posted By rolo
Congratulations, Bob. Terrific exposure for you...

Congratulations, Bob.

Terrific exposure for you and well earned.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-18-2011
Replies: 123
Views: 8,582
Posted By rolo
He was a photojournalist working for a leading...

He was a photojournalist working for a leading news agency, why on earth would he be using an X100, or GRD ? He gave up photography when he stopped working, which is what many pros do. No pay, no...
Forum: RFF News 12-02-2011
Replies: 174
Views: 16,017
Posted By rolo
Thanks Stephen, for the wonderful opportunity to...

Thanks Stephen, for the wonderful opportunity to get some serious shooting done.

I didn't take advantage of it, but the thought was there. Cheers. :D
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-28-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 5,392
Posted By rolo
Like Rembrandt's and gold bullion ? Ha.

Like Rembrandt's and gold bullion ? Ha.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2011
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,802
Posted By rolo
Oops, forgetting, Silver chrome Leica M9-P to...

Oops, forgetting, Silver chrome Leica M9-P to work alongside my black paint M9.

Sold my two Canon dslr's and two L zoom lenses to fund it. :bang:
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2011
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,802
Posted By rolo
Three new 120 size and one 35mm size Hewes...

Three new 120 size and one 35mm size Hewes stainless steel developing spools with a 1 inch fitting to use with my Paterson tanks. Didn't know such were available until the popped up on eBay.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2011
Replies: 3,165
Views: 759,031
Posted By rolo
Same here .... for over 30 years. Why continue...

Same here .... for over 30 years. Why continue the search for a 35mm solution ? :confused:
Forum: RFF News 05-20-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 24,323
Posted By rolo
Thanks for that. I've always used the Title, or...

Thanks for that. I've always used the Title, or Last Page, or Last Post.

Save some time there :)
Forum: RFF News 05-20-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 24,323
Posted By rolo
I'll look forward to your conclusions. Since I...

I'll look forward to your conclusions.

Since I installed TapaTalk, I've become a frequent visitor to the site and come across hundreds of interesting threads that I wouldn't have spotted using...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-13-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 4,224
Posted By rolo
10mm Bob, that's what I was saying earlier. Look...

10mm Bob, that's what I was saying earlier. Look down slightly and you can almost see both shoulders at once ( I realise my shoulders are bigger than yours).

So John, you appear to know what you're...
Forum: Off Topic 05-03-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,551
Posted By rolo
Beard Trimmer for sale. Never used.

Beard Trimmer for sale. Never used.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 4,664
Posted By rolo
Absolutely essential to me as a cropping guide. ...

Absolutely essential to me as a cropping guide.

Use it for framing square compositions.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-17-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 9,144
Posted By rolo
Agree with most of the above. Can't understand...

Agree with most of the above. Can't understand any prejudice against B&W though.

The last pre-wed shot is stunning.

Enjoy using it. :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-05-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 14,712
Posted By rolo
December '09, I purchased an M9 trading my M8 and...

December '09, I purchased an M9 trading my M8 and following the later sale my CFV-16 c/w 203FE to fund the M9, I immediately added a 50mm Asph.

Before mailing the Hass gear to the new owner I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-09-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 6,146
Posted By rolo
Nice accessory for those that carry a camera...

Nice accessory for those that carry a camera whilst riding a two wheeler.

http://www.conquest-international.com/motability.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 2,841
Posted By rolo
I found the process to be very illogical and...

I found the process to be very illogical and struggled with it for quite a while. I'd definitely chosen the M7 as my 'main user' film M, but it could not combat the 'ownership preference' of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 2,841
Posted By rolo
To fund an M9 I needed to sell my MP, or M7 as I...

To fund an M9 I needed to sell my MP, or M7 as I knew that the traffic would move to the digital M. A diffcult decision and in the end I sold the M7.

I'd recently started to use the M7 as the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2009
Replies: 117
Views: 16,342
Posted By rolo
I won an auction for a 43mm Mamiya 7 from an ebay...

I won an auction for a 43mm Mamiya 7 from an ebay user with good history.

The lens arrived as described and I was perfectly satisfied until 3 months later I received an email from the police asking...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-07-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,153
Posted By rolo
People do those silly things. Last year I was...

People do those silly things. Last year I was training a guy to ride a Martin Conquest motorcycle. He'd been knocked off is motorbike on his way home from work and landed on his backpack. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-19-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 7,490
Posted By rolo
Think you're looking at it upside down. Leica is...

Think you're looking at it upside down. Leica is a manufacturer of prestige cameras, that support their bespoke production with a few base models sold to the mass market. That is prostituting the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-09-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By rolo
Did the same, again only takes a very short time...

Did the same, again only takes a very short time to do. Illustrated instructions are on the web .... somewhere.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-30-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,285
Posted By rolo
Whist the M9 is very desirable, a used, near mint...

Whist the M9 is very desirable, a used, near mint M8 is terrific value and will do most of what you want. You can have 3 for the price of one M9. The M9 doesn't take better images, that's down to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-28-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,316
Posted By rolo
M8 with 75mm Summilux.

M8 with 75mm Summilux.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2009
Replies: 507
Views: 194,221
Posted By rolo
Who needs a Visoflex !!!!!!! Hand held, minimum...

Who needs a Visoflex !!!!!!!

Hand held, minimum focus distance:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2439/3660425344_4bff8fa17b_o.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-30-2009
Replies: 158
Views: 12,438
Posted By rolo
Should this thread be made into a 'Sticky'...

Should this thread be made into a 'Sticky' ?

Certainly best of it's type.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2009
Replies: 507
Views: 194,221
Posted By rolo
It's suddenly become my favourite...

It's suddenly become my favourite lens.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2478/3666218806_83883484e1_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-13-2009
Replies: 71
Views: 7,602
Posted By rolo
I shoot weddings with the M8 and also a Canon 1D...

I shoot weddings with the M8 and also a Canon 1D MkII N.

The M8 is a joy to use at a wedding. Tends to slow me down, compared to the Canon, yet always results in sufficient photos for the album and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,582
Posted By rolo
I owned the latest pre-asph Summilux until last...

I owned the latest pre-asph Summilux until last year. It produced gorgeous 'soft' images with only the centre truly sharp.

I loved owning the lens, but couldn't use it for wedding groups as the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 3,276
Posted By rolo
I'm so worried that my kids will see it and think...

I'm so worried that my kids will see it and think it will make a good birthday present.

Anyone know the return conditions ?


:bang:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,802
Posted By rolo
The M8 produces excellent images and does so with...

The M8 produces excellent images and does so with some ease in most circumstances.

However, last month I treated myself to an Imacon 848 scanner and have to say that there is no competition between...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2009
Replies: 111
Views: 8,583
Posted By rolo
When you've seen a 48" wide print by Elliott...

When you've seen a 48" wide print by Elliott Erwitt, you might realise it's not just about the film size.

You'll become more familiar with the operation of an M the more you use it.

It can be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-21-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By rolo
My experience entirely. I have two and they are...

My experience entirely. I have two and they are superb in high volume shooting scenarios, like my wedding work. Wish I'd got them sooner. They occasionally come off when I want minimum gear on a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By rolo
Top dead centre on the lens mount. 3/16" black...

Top dead centre on the lens mount.

3/16" black or red dot. Normally you can see the Leica L stamped in unless it's been opened by other than the factory.

Rolo
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2008
Replies: 507
Views: 194,221
Posted By rolo
Here's my very first frame with a 75mm Lux...

Here's my very first frame with a 75mm Lux acquired two weeks ago. Thanks for all the guidance that helped me decide on this.

The focus is on the foreground right at f4. At f1.4 the background was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 3,605
Posted By rolo
Chris, take a look at the work of Marc Tucker and...

Chris,
take a look at the work of Marc Tucker and Michael Kenna. If this doesn't stir your your ambitions, then maybe selling the 'Blad is the right thing to do.

Take care though, you might want...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-09-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 7,129
Posted By rolo
I'm generally very pleased with the results from...

I'm generally very pleased with the results from my thin Tele Elmarit.

It was a bargain price for a Leica lens and has only let me down once with flare.

It's small enough to carry at all times and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-09-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By rolo
Thin version Tele-Elmarit. Extremely light and...

Thin version Tele-Elmarit. Extremely light and easy to focus.

I find this a very nice lens to use, except that it flares badly against a strong light source.

f2.8 is fine, f4 is excellent on my...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-17-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 5,248
Posted By rolo
Count myself lucky, or not, but i inherited my...

Count myself lucky, or not, but i inherited my dad's microwave oven. Very surprised when it didn't hold its price as expected. Works perfectly apart from the interior light coming on. Is this an...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-17-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 6,691
Posted By rolo
Has Sean Reid actually had his hands on the M8.2...

Has Sean Reid actually had his hands on the M8.2 ?

I do not know the answer, but it seems quite important to me that he should have done for this report.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-14-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,554
Posted By rolo
When I first bought a lens with 0.7m CFD...

When I first bought a lens with 0.7m CFD capability it made many subjects so much more accessible. All my lenses have been updated and I use it much of the time.

Recently I tried a 75mm Summarit...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 2,936
Posted By rolo
Confirm. Do that all the time without taking my...

Confirm. Do that all the time without taking my eye from the finder.

Rolo
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 3,511
Posted By rolo
As above, the best indicator is the broad orange...

As above, the best indicator is the broad orange and black panel on the box.

The new finder was first seen around 285... and by 288.... was mainly used, but there was no clean introduction serial...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-11-2008
Replies: 111
Views: 12,120
Posted By rolo
No .... $6,449 (£3,300 incl tax) and a load of...

No .... $6,449 (£3,300 incl tax) and a load of excuses ! Hmm
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-10-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,323
Posted By rolo
Until 12 months ago I was shooting 20 weddings a...

Until 12 months ago I was shooting 20 weddings a year with a Leica MP and an M3, using Portra NC or Superia 400 film. Processed and scanned to CD and then Photoshopped. I occasionally supplemented...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-08-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 2,558
Posted By rolo
As above the view seen by the lens remains the...

As above the view seen by the lens remains the same regardless of receiver size, but it isn't the same picture.

However, depth of field and bokeh effect are significantly affected by camera...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2008
Replies: 123
Views: 9,516
Posted By rolo
You're right. Quite nice it is after all. Must...

You're right. Quite nice it is after all.

Must be the light. ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2008
Replies: 123
Views: 9,516
Posted By rolo
I hadn't realised that Canon had made any lens...

I hadn't realised that Canon had made any lens that bad.

The samples you have shown would stop me from even admitting to owning that lens. I'm sure it can't be THAT bad. eeek.

Have you got tongue...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,801
Posted By rolo
A basic misunderstanding on your part. The...

A basic misunderstanding on your part. The Mamiya 7 is a 20 shot camera, with the option to limit it to 10 shots, at your choosing. Makes a big difference and provides a much more useable...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,892
Posted By rolo
Always crease the leader before dropping it into...

Always crease the leader before dropping it into the tulip. Ensure that the film is at frame level and you'll not have any more issues.

Two films lost at weddings encouraged me to solve my problem....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-08-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 8,890
Posted By rolo
Honestly; is that a silver filter on your lens ??...

Honestly; is that a silver filter on your lens ?? :eek:

Completely ruins its appearance.

Any idea how much film & processing you would have saved if an M8 would have been your choice? ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-02-2008
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,629
Posted By rolo
Pleasure to behold ....

..... and also a pleasure to hold. :D

Rolo
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-25-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,373
Posted By rolo
The cheapest way into film for you is a Canon...

The cheapest way into film for you is a Canon film boy that will use your existing lens collection. Leica isn't a 'way into film' it's a 'way into range finders'.

Your already finding better ways...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-09-2008
Replies: 121
Views: 3,925
Posted By rolo
Not me, I have no knowledge of the R range at...

Not me, I have no knowledge of the R range at all. But, I did sell a 50 year old M3 last...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-09-2008
Replies: 121
Views: 3,925
Posted By rolo
Completely agree with you on that Jaap. ...

Completely agree with you on that Jaap. Absolutely correct, it's not a long term investment by any stretch.

Is that a first for Leica ?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-07-2008
Replies: 121
Views: 3,925
Posted By rolo
the missing attachment. Doesn't want to upload,...

the missing attachment.

Doesn't want to upload, so here's the opening post.

Solms Now I have a problem
Well all my experiences with the M8 have been very good up until this morning.
I now have a M8...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-07-2008
Replies: 121
Views: 3,925
Posted By rolo
Oh dear me ...... ! The leather issue was a side...

Oh dear me ...... !

The leather issue was a side concern. The thread was about battery performance as shown on the attached.

You commented on that thread on 2nd January 2008, which in my reckoning...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-07-2008
Replies: 121
Views: 3,925
Posted By rolo
and here's another sudden death from...

and here's another sudden death from jaapv.

Don't you jaapv's talk to each other ??
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-07-2008
Replies: 121
Views: 3,925
Posted By rolo
No sudden death for 6 months - you must be...

No sudden death for 6 months - you must be missing some of the problem posts.

Here another jaapv was commenting on the battery problems only 5 days ago.

I've just been back through this thread and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-07-2008
Replies: 121
Views: 3,925
Posted By rolo
I'm quoting the numbers from a local source about...

I'm quoting the numbers from a local source about his local sales.

Jaap, how many M8's can Leica produce, how many are they selling, what's their inventory, their margin, their warranty costs, their...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-07-2008
Replies: 121
Views: 3,925
Posted By rolo
The facts came from a recent discussion between a...

The facts came from a recent discussion between a Leica Country CEO and an acquaintance of mine who is involved in Leica retailing. His Leica sales have come to a complete halt and he needed to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-06-2008
Replies: 121
Views: 3,925
Posted By rolo
The M9 will replace the M8 which will be...

The M9 will replace the M8 which will be discontinued due to the massive warranty costs being incurred for the M8.

The M9 will be a modified M8 body and the same crop sensor with a small increase in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2007
Replies: 123
Views: 17,595
Posted By rolo
As the question implies that you will retain a...

As the question implies that you will retain a wet workflow and the MP will be more than a backup camera, I suggest the M7 as it is faster handling than the MP and offers a variation for you.

Rolo
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-30-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 3,393
Posted By rolo
Riccis, Firstly, many thanks for making your...

Riccis,

Firstly, many thanks for making your images availbe. I've had much enjoyment from your sites.

Can I ask, what part the M8 plays in your regular wedding photography and what percentage of...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-28-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 3,393
Posted By rolo
Use and work with the ambient light and shoot...

Use and work with the ambient light and shoot wide open if necessary. f1.4 will gather a lot of light for you.

Unless you're balancing strong contrast why would you need it? I use a flash gun at 1...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-28-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 3,393
Posted By rolo
Jeff has bought an M8 for sure, but where did you...

Jeff has bought an M8 for sure, but where did you read that he's using it for weddings?

He wrote this on April 17th and has written that he would never use a single card camera for a wedding. ...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-27-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 3,393
Posted By rolo
I'm a professional wedding photographer and have...

I'm a professional wedding photographer and have lots of experience in shooting weddings with film M's and Canon Pro DSLR's. I'd love to shoot with the M8, but whilst I consider it to be a great...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,228
Posted By rolo
Sorry to undermine your logic, but the price...

Sorry to undermine your logic, but the price increase is not confined to the USA. The euro and the GB£ prices are being increased by 8%.

Thanks for the reminder about the filters. I was more...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,228
Posted By rolo
I suspect that Leica are not making anything on...

I suspect that Leica are not making anything on the M8. The warranty charges must be horrendous and the R&D costs for the quick fixes must be equally disappointing. Those costs cannot have been...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By rolo
I've just imported two items into the UK from the...

I've just imported two items into the UK from the USA:

Used Hasselblad prism bought off eBay from a US dealer - smacked for charges that meant I could almost have bought a metered version from a UK...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-08-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,208
Posted By rolo
... and Campkins are selling them on that popular...

... and Campkins are selling them on that popular auction site.

Rolo
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 7,887
Posted By rolo
Ned, how do you build it into your life ? Do you...

Ned, how do you build it into your life ?

Do you take them to work ? On dog walks ?

I only take my MP out on excursionse every few weeks , or so.

Be interesting to hear how you use them on such...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-19-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 3,424
Posted By rolo
If you were a volume shooter the AE of the M7...

If you were a volume shooter the AE of the M7 might be valued highly. If you need to be a fast shooter in variable light the AE has it. If these don't apply, it dosn't matter what you shoot and the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-19-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,664
Posted By rolo
Peter55, I've been around the same circle. ...

Peter55,

I've been around the same circle. Until last November, I was shooting with an MP and an M3 with 35f2 & 50f1.4 & 90/f4 lenses (since added a 24mm f2.8). Espcially with the M3, I felt I was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 3,480
Posted By rolo
The only problem I've had with my MP is due to...

The only problem I've had with my MP is due to the ISO dial rotating without intention.

I tape it in place to avoid any possibility of ruining a wedding shoot.

Are others loose, or is this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-04-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 5,091
Posted By rolo
The image quality issues are insignicant compared...

The image quality issues are insignicant compared to the reliability questions IMO.

I'm intending to take mine on a four week photo tour later this year and thousands of pounds will be wasted, and a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2007
Replies: 65
Views: 2,932
Posted By rolo
Colin, Don't put yourself into a position where...

Colin,

Don't put yourself into a position where you might be satisfied for life.

It's only a camera and in spite of its fit and finish and the pleasure you'll get fondling it, which by the way is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 3,387
Posted By rolo
Your return can be improved on. I will shoot...

Your return can be improved on. I will shoot wide open for 1/8s and expect a 50% satisfactory result. Half the failures are because of subject movement. Always take more than one frame in these...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-10-2007
Replies: 107
Views: 9,730
Posted By rolo
That's just hype. My 3 week old Mk11 N dragged...

That's just hype.

My 3 week old Mk11 N dragged itself off the flash bracket and from knee height bounced on the floor and split the corner RHS of the top plate. My fault, but I didn't expect a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 3,387
Posted By rolo
That's good. I read some of the threads and get...

That's good.

I read some of the threads and get the impression that some would restrict the M's to hand held if they could.

I use the MP & M3 for weddings and shoot say 12 rolls of film at each,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 3,387
Posted By rolo
hey Noel, I'm not suggesting that the M isn't...

hey Noel,

I'm not suggesting that the M isn't ideal for wide aperture, fast film, hand held shooting, because I think the opposite. It is the best tool available for documentary work and in B&W the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 3,387
Posted By rolo
Hope you're not making that up. So, it doesn't...

Hope you're not making that up.

So, it doesn't matter whether the tripod socket is in the centre or not ?

Tell me then, a Leica doesn't need f11 onwards, can't use K25, isn't suitable for low...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 3,387
Posted By rolo
The Leica system is fabulously 'flexible' in its...

The Leica system is fabulously 'flexible' in its application and it's this that separates it from the rest. It's good in the hand and good on a tripod. There are no rules and it's one helluva...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-05-2007
Replies: 205
Views: 12,853
Posted By rolo
jaapv & Ted, Thank you for your speedy and...

jaapv & Ted,

Thank you for your speedy and honest replies. I feel that it balances the enthusiasm for what I and you believe to be a great camera and I have no doubt that the IQ is stunning.

I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-05-2007
Replies: 205
Views: 12,853
Posted By rolo
Jaapv, I am a professional wedding photographer. ...

Jaapv,
I am a professional wedding photographer. I take 4 cameras and 2 flashguns to each wedding, plus a monolight and umbrella. Carry two cameras and leave two in the car in case of emergency. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-05-2007
Replies: 205
Views: 12,853
Posted By rolo
That's great news Jaapv. I'm a wedding...

That's great news Jaapv.

I'm a wedding photographer who uses and depends on two Leica M's, a new MP and a well serviced 60's M3. Love them both and they NEVER let me down. Totally dependable and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,331
Posted By rolo
I sold a perfectly good latest version Summicron...

I sold a perfectly good latest version Summicron and bought a Summilux f1.4 purely for the extra stop. The reason was because I was losing too many frames through camera shake at 1/8th. I shoot...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-29-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 2,945
Posted By rolo
I suggest for all portraits, whether candid or...

I suggest for all portraits, whether candid or posed, it will be preferred to rely on the viewfinder framelines for quick and reliable shooting.

The M8 has framelines for the 24mm and in my opinion...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-26-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 5,318
Posted By rolo
I wouldn't agree with that assumption. The...

I wouldn't agree with that assumption. The relative term 'better'and for what have to be defined before any conclusion can be formed.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-26-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 5,318
Posted By rolo
Me too. I just finished reading this thread and...

Me too.

I just finished reading this thread and moved to LUF to discover a new 'black horizontal band' issue. When will this end ?

Have users of the CFV back experienced any similar problems, or...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-14-2006
Replies: 84
Views: 6,436
Posted By rolo
When I've spent my $5,000 on an M8, all of my...

When I've spent my $5,000 on an M8, all of my digital shots will look better to me as well.

Nobody will shift me from that position. :D

Until then, the second is saleable, the first is not.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-14-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 2,575
Posted By rolo
Roland , you have a 1 in 27 chance of being in...

Roland ,
you have a 1 in 27 chance of being in focus.

Made the number up, but it will seem like that.

It's precisely why Canon push the 45 focus points in the 1D so much. Within 15ft you'll not be...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-07-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 4,017
Posted By rolo
Oh yeah ??? Today he would have a sponsor deal...

Oh yeah ??? Today he would have a sponsor deal worth about $10million a year.

"Hey Rem, what sneakers you wearing today man ?" ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-06-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 6,346
Posted By rolo
Surely never an oversight. This must have been a...

Surely never an oversight. This must have been a judgement call. Undermining a product launch; capitalising on the enthusiasm of the buying audience boosted by the very positive reviews, versus, a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-06-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 3,229
Posted By rolo
Jorge, nice shot. Was it a 160 iso ? Can you...

Jorge, nice shot. Was it a 160 iso ?

Can you post an enlargement of just the licence plate ?

Appreciated
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-30-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2,100
Posted By rolo
Oh bugger ! I'm number 3 on the list and haven't...

Oh bugger !

I'm number 3 on the list and haven't sold my :bang: MF gear yet t raise the cash.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-23-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 2,389
Posted By rolo
I've been playing with PhotoShop since Version 3...

I've been playing with PhotoShop since Version 3 was launched.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-21-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,008
Posted By rolo
I wonder what Ascender's motivation behind it was...

I wonder what Ascender's motivation behind it was all about.: attention seeking; devillment; self promotion; M8 visibility; amusement; challenge; frustration ...........???

Maybe Ascender works for...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-19-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 4,587
Posted By rolo
Sean. There's another minefield ahead. Every...

Sean.

There's another minefield ahead. Every man and his dog will be uploading images of unknown integrity for us all to review.

It would be very useful to see images with shooting parameters...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-19-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 4,256
Posted By rolo
The M8 UK target for 2007 is 5,000 units.

The M8 UK target for 2007 is 5,000 units.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-18-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,008
Posted By rolo
"Charlie, As the owner of this place what I say...

"Charlie,
As the owner of this place what I say should be good for the members and maybe they will drop the subject."


Hi Jorge, (aka Teflon Man)

I thought you'd already had your say ?

Did you...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-17-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,008
Posted By rolo
"Seal, can you provide proof that you are the...

"Seal, can you provide proof that you are the real Seal and not someone who is just having us on?

Show us a photo of yourself with rff written on a paper "

Robert,
I rarely need to prove my...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-16-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,008
Posted By rolo
Red face QUOTE=Jorge Torralba]It does not have the same...

QUOTE=Jorge Torralba]It does not have the same impact in English at it does in Spanish. But translated it would mean "From your balls forward" A very exaggerated version of Damn![/QUOTE]

Jorge, take...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-14-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,008
Posted By rolo
Thank you George. Doing your research, hey ??...

Thank you George. Doing your research, hey ?? :angel:
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-14-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,008
Posted By rolo
Charlie, the posts weren't bitter, they were...

Charlie,

the posts weren't bitter, they were flippant, sceptical and for good reason maybe. No offence was meant, or stated.

The M8 is a jewel that the Leica world is holding its breath for and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-14-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,008
Posted By rolo
Welcome Seal

Welcome Seal
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-06-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 3,788
Posted By rolo
Wink Here's an image from a M8 photo.

Here's an image from a M8 photo.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-06-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 3,818
Posted By rolo
The M8 won't cost a penny if you're smart ! I'll...

The M8 won't cost a penny if you're smart !

I'll finance mine by packaging and selling the biscuits they give you at the Blood Donor Clinic.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,672
Posted By rolo
"Even with that, I prefer the M7 to any of my...

"Even with that, I prefer the M7 to any of my digitals."

Why's that then ?

What would you select if you were limited to one body and lens set ?

:)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-04-2006
Replies: 97
Views: 7,124
Posted By rolo
"But it is simple numbers: there are more...

"But it is simple numbers: there are more non-professional photographers in this world than there are professionals."

Saxshooter, I've lost track of your point. Nobody was crazy enough to suggest...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-03-2006
Replies: 97
Views: 7,124
Posted By rolo
"quite simple, like Nikon did in the sixties:...

"quite simple, like Nikon did in the sixties: just give away 100 camera's to pro's"

and

Canon is doing big time in 2006 ??? :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-31-2006
Replies: 97
Views: 7,124
Posted By rolo
Sorry to go so far back in the thread, but...

Sorry to go so far back in the thread, but this

" Leica is not targeting the professional market, that is not where the money is. Some professionals will buy, some won't. But there are far more...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-26-2006
Replies: 538
Views: 49,119
Posted By rolo
"I feel your 'pain'..I'm sitting here thinking...

"I feel your 'pain'..I'm sitting here thinking the same thing.
I have a few thousand dollars tied up in film cameras...maybe it's time to... No... I can't even say it....
"

Spent this afternoon...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,712
Posted By rolo
You have to watch the red dots rotate. You have...

You have to watch the red dots rotate. You have to watch the red dots rotate.....

Just got a blank film back from a wedding I shot last week. I knew something on my MP was wrong and kept checking...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 1,911
Posted By rolo
Iggy, the offer stands, providing we meet in...

Iggy,

the offer stands, providing we meet in Wyth Park, or at the Lowry, or here. The Benchill crowd wouldn't know what it was, but anything shiny is vulnerable. :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 1,911
Posted By rolo
Iggy, which side of the city are you on ? I'm...

Iggy,

which side of the city are you on ? I'm on the south and you're welcome to put a film through my MP.

Rick , a top man, in Jacobs would surely allow you to try the used M6 he has in stock if...
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