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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-07-2019
Replies: 932
Views: 225,379
Posted By c.poulton
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48163380842_5a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48163380842_5a90328ed0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2go2V8Y)Bologna_2019_07 (https://flic.kr/p/2go2V8Y) by Christian Poulton...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 892
Posted By c.poulton
I wouldn’t use it for unobtrusive street...

I wouldn’t use it for unobtrusive street photography!
Forum: Photo Software 05-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By c.poulton
This isn't great news. Although I don't use...

This isn't great news. Although I don't use Aperture that much anymore I still have a sizeable Aperture library. I'm reluctant to migrate it over to Apple photos and was holding out for something...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,916
Posted By c.poulton
Very sad news. Roger will be sorely missed.

Very sad news. Roger will be sorely missed.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,916
Posted By c.poulton
This is truly awful news. I like many have...

This is truly awful news. I like many have enjoyed Roger’s articles and insights into photography and learnt a great deal as well. Roger will be very sadly missed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,119
Posted By c.poulton
OK, how about a digital monochrome full frame...

OK, how about a digital monochrome full frame Leica IIIf with no rear screen (like the M10-D)?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-30-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,558
Posted By c.poulton
Fantastic - thanks for sharing

Fantastic - thanks for sharing
Forum: RFF Polls 02-07-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,763
Posted By c.poulton
About 95% of my photos are shot vertically.

About 95% of my photos are shot vertically.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By c.poulton
Very sad news - I always enjoyed reading Ivor's...

Very sad news - I always enjoyed reading Ivor's articles in Amateur Photographer
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,551
Posted By c.poulton
Rather strangely the Flickr app on my iPhone...

Rather strangely the Flickr app on my iPhone works just fine?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,551
Posted By c.poulton
Seems to be completely offline right now in the...

Seems to be completely offline right now in the UK?
Forum: RFF News 01-01-2019
Replies: 151
Views: 8,119
Posted By c.poulton
To really appreciate how Pixii are pricing...

To really appreciate how Pixii are pricing themselves out of the market, you can get a Leica CL for £2,250 (inc. vat) - now if I had the money, which one would I choose?...
Forum: RFF News 01-01-2019
Replies: 151
Views: 8,119
Posted By c.poulton
I really liked the concept of the Pixii -...

I really liked the concept of the Pixii - unobtrusive and as close to a film camera as you can get, however the cost is unbelievable and completely out of my range. It's a crop sensor as well! I've...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-25-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By c.poulton
Here you...

Here you go:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CANON-P-35mm-RF-FILM-CAMERA-CLAd-GLOSSY-FLUORESCENT-PINK-REPAINTED-EX-90D-W/382690959479?hash=item591a28a077:g:NCgAAOSw1jpcGQIQ
Forum: Travel 12-19-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By c.poulton
A wonderful series Michael, the colours leap out...

A wonderful series Michael, the colours leap out at you. Very insightful as others have already said.

Thanks for sharing
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-28-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 5,262
Posted By c.poulton
Now that is interesting - lack of focus was...

Now that is interesting - lack of focus was always a deal breaker for me. I'll have to see what the premium charged for this is though..

Thanks for the heads-up
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-25-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,537
Posted By c.poulton
Leica has since the 'Ur-Leica' followed the...

Leica has since the 'Ur-Leica' followed the form-follows-function philosophy of the Bauhaus. Sadly, with this incarnation of it's M10-D, they have gone away from this philosophy with this 'fake'...
Forum: RFF News 10-20-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,119
Posted By c.poulton
This concept does sound very appealing to me -...

This concept does sound very appealing to me - it’s great not to have a screen on the camera and using an app which could be customised or perhaps even allow for 3rd party developers to build upon is...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-19-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,394
Posted By c.poulton
I’ve just received an email with the following...

I’ve just received an email with the following link to their website:

https://pixii.fr

I have to admit that I’m tempted.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2018
Replies: 450
Views: 52,880
Posted By c.poulton
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1958/44199595565_a8...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1958/44199595565_a832eceec1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2akLtSv)Barbican Nights (https://flic.kr/p/2akLtSv) by Christian Poulton...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-16-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 5,476
Posted By c.poulton
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/42076322225_cf5...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/42076322225_cf5caa1bb7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27799Ft)Spitalfields (https://flic.kr/p/27799Ft) by Christian Poulton...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-16-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,737
Posted By c.poulton
Agreed! I quite like the re-styled body though....

Agreed! I quite like the re-styled body though. This could work well as the next iteration of the M line without the bling and black 'Vulcanite'?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-29-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By c.poulton
Thanks for sharing this. Living in London, its...

Thanks for sharing this.

Living in London, its fascinating to see that not much has changed over the years
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By c.poulton
I use AG Photo Lab all the time. Never had any...

I use AG Photo Lab all the time. Never had any issues
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-21-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,311
Posted By c.poulton
This give a lot more detail about Smug Mugs plans...

This give a lot more detail about Smug Mugs plans for the future (near). I’m not too worried so far.

https://www.smugmug.com/together/faq
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-30-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5,771
Posted By c.poulton
Roger, my sincerest best wishes for Frances....

Roger, my sincerest best wishes for Frances. Thank you for sharing this news with us, it must be a very difficult time for both of you at the moment. As Kirk has stated earlier, you are always...
Forum: Photo Software 12-05-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 5,694
Posted By c.poulton
I've pushed the button on the purchase of Luminar...

I've pushed the button on the purchase of Luminar 2018 as my version of Aperture is a little suspect at the moment. It's not as stable as it used to be and crashes when using the healing tool.

I'm...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-13-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,043
Posted By c.poulton
Here here! I totally agree...

Here here! I totally agree...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-15-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 2,757
Posted By c.poulton
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3952/34091060835_5c...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3952/34091060835_5cba082d83_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TWvAEX)Grab Shot (https://flic.kr/p/TWvAEX) by Christian Poulton (https://www.flickr.com/photos/christianpoulton/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-10-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By c.poulton
Wonderful! I never knew Ethiopia could be so...

Wonderful! I never knew Ethiopia could be so beautiful!
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-20-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 5,385
Posted By c.poulton
I'm not going to waste further words on the whole...

I'm not going to waste further words on the whole legality of the referendum, which was only advisory BTW, but once the veil of lies, deceit and economic hardship has been fully lifted the British...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-20-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 5,385
Posted By c.poulton
Smile Hi Roger, I live in Blackheath and never know...

Hi Roger, I live in Blackheath and never know that a Cornish Army had encamped there before the Battle of Deptford Bridge! Fascinating... BTW I liked the short story. :)
Forum: RFF Polls 08-16-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 5,102
Posted By c.poulton
What about a classic flip up back door to reveal...

What about a classic flip up back door to reveal an LCD screen? :)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-18-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,449
Posted By c.poulton
Some really fantastic compositions there - a...

Some really fantastic compositions there - a lovely set.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-01-2017
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By c.poulton
A lovely Pentax ME Super in mint condition. I...

A lovely Pentax ME Super in mint condition. I doubt that she has had more than one roll of film through her before I received her... a rare gem...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-22-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,699
Posted By c.poulton
Let's turn this thread on it's head: "Where is...

Let's turn this thread on it's head:

"Where is the (next) Bessa Film Camera"? :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,498
Posted By c.poulton
Well, I don't have a darkroom and limited space...

Well, I don't have a darkroom and limited space for processing so this looks just up my street. I paid up for the kit and 2 modules. We'll see how it performs :-)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-09-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,699
Posted By c.poulton
Didn't Cosina enter the even smaller and...

Didn't Cosina enter the even smaller and shrinking film RF market with the Bessa L, T and R range at the turn of the century and only stopped production recently?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-29-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,466
Posted By c.poulton
This is hilarious "Used: An item that has been...

This is hilarious "Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear,"
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,124
Posted By c.poulton
Such terrible news - I'm in shock! Tom will be...

Such terrible news - I'm in shock!

Tom will be sorely missed. I always enjoyed reading his posts and see his latest Flickr feed.

We have sadly lost one on the 'greats' of the RF community.

RIP Tom
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-02-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2,362
Posted By c.poulton
I'm just wondering whether Cosina now manufacture...

I'm just wondering whether Cosina now manufacture cameras at all or are they, like Zeiss, just producing lenses? It would be a shame if they totally dropped camera production.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-28-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 84,295
Posted By c.poulton
You've hit the nail on the head, at least for me,...

You've hit the nail on the head, at least for me, in why I use rangefinders, specifically Leica.

There is no way that I can afford any of the new Leica cameras, in fact I can't really afford any of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 6,119
Posted By c.poulton
I've only used them once - I would avoid as the...

I've only used them once - I would avoid as the description is nowhere near what the actual item is like. Very poor quality IMHO. Luckily I only bought a couple of lens caps and a cheap SLR lens, but...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-28-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,150
Posted By c.poulton
Thumbs up Simply Gorgeous :):):)

Simply Gorgeous :):):)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-26-2016
Replies: 2,011
Views: 605,514
Posted By c.poulton
https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8137/29445669914_f98...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8137/29445669914_f98b235c49_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LS1KN3)Aphrodite (https://flic.kr/p/LS1KN3) by Christian Poulton (https://www.flickr.com/photos/christianpoulton/),...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-18-2016
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,661
Posted By c.poulton
https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8463/29135470044_e35...

https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8463/29135470044_e35f93b90d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LoAUbq)Yashica Mat 124G & Coffee (https://flic.kr/p/LoAUbq) by Christian Poulton...
Forum: RFF News 09-08-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 14,768
Posted By c.poulton
Wow! What a fantastic prize. This has...

Wow! What a fantastic prize. This has re-energized me to go out again and start shooting. Thanks Stephen :-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,035
Posted By c.poulton
By proportional representation no less. More than...

By proportional representation no less. More than can be said for our FPTP system here in the UK, not to mention our unelected House of Lords, and the Monarchy!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,035
Posted By c.poulton
I'm considering German citizenship.

I'm considering German citizenship.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,035
Posted By c.poulton
Chancellor George Osborne was accused of...

Chancellor George Osborne was accused of politicising the independent Office for Budgetary Responsibility (OBR) after he cited its analysis..... in arguing for a Remain vote in the EU referendum....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-05-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,556
Posted By c.poulton
A really great, moving image Andy....

A really great, moving image Andy. Congratulations!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-31-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 84,295
Posted By c.poulton
I could not and still can't afford to buy any...

I could not and still can't afford to buy any Leica camera or lens new, however I can just afford to buy 2nd hand. So far my available price range lies in the region of Leica rangefinders and lenses...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 911
Posted By c.poulton
I love the way my Yashica Electro 35 Yashinon...

I love the way my Yashica Electro 35 Yashinon renders but as I've still got a very usable camera I couldn't justify the cost of one of these lenses although I am tempted!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 6,742
Posted By c.poulton
I've always preferred Tri-X over HP5+. It's very...

I've always preferred Tri-X over HP5+. It's very subtle but I find Tri-X has slightly more 'punch' in my eyes - greater contrast perhaps?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-23-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 3,967
Posted By c.poulton
Well said Shirley...

Well said Shirley...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-11-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,449
Posted By c.poulton
My gut feeling is that for the digital M's they...

My gut feeling is that for the digital M's they will go electronic whilst the film M's remain using the traditional mechanical rangefinder.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-08-2015
Replies: 625
Views: 159,806
Posted By c.poulton
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/763/21145945836_60d...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/763/21145945836_60d14c2bff_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ydAuZ3)Man Mo Temple (https://flic.kr/p/ydAuZ3) by Christian Poulton...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-29-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 49,743
Posted By c.poulton
Exactly the same for me. In fact I would probably...

Exactly the same for me. In fact I would probably be shooting with a DSLR right now instead of film! :eek:
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-28-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 49,743
Posted By c.poulton
Sad news indeed - the R3A was my first...

Sad news indeed - the R3A was my first interchangeable RF in 2005 and I've never looked back since. Sadly I traded in the camera in order to finance a Leica M2 but still have a fondness for it.
Forum: Photo Software 09-23-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,327
Posted By c.poulton
Ranchu, that's interesting - I always thought...

Ranchu, that's interesting - I always thought that DNG was an open source RAW file format - is it owned by Adobe?
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-02-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 6,151
Posted By c.poulton
In the film, From Russia With Love, James Bond...

In the film, From Russia With Love, James Bond uses a Rolleiflex T II TLR in which is a hidden tape recorder which Bond uses to record his conversation with Soviet cipher clerk Tatiana...
Forum: Travel 07-02-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,361
Posted By c.poulton
Thanks for the travel tips Peter, I'm...

Thanks for the travel tips Peter, I'm particularly looking forward to tea at the Peninsula :)
Forum: Travel 07-02-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,361
Posted By c.poulton
I presume this would be when going between high...

I presume this would be when going between high humidity outside to air-conditioned inside? Is there anyway to prevent this and will it harm my lenses in any way? I presume that my M2 will be just...
Forum: Travel 07-01-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,361
Posted By c.poulton
Thanks Peter, my style is mainly street and I...

Thanks Peter, my style is mainly street and I tend to err on the side of wide primes, although your shots of Victoria Harbour are really tempting me to also bring my 90mm along with me. Some...
Forum: Travel 07-01-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,361
Posted By c.poulton
Hong Kong Lens Recommendations

Hi,

I will be visiting Hong Kong for business in a couple of weeks for 8 days. Although I will be fairly busy I'm hoping to have at least a weekend to myself to explore.

I'm thinking of taking my...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-28-2015
Replies: 257
Views: 55,272
Posted By c.poulton
I had a new beam splitter fitted to my IIIf four...

I had a new beam splitter fitted to my IIIf four months ago (by Aperture Photographic in London) and it's like a new camera again. Not totally authentic though (I can be a little bit anal about...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-28-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By c.poulton
Thanks guys, I'm flying off tomorrow morning and...

Thanks guys, I'm flying off tomorrow morning and decided to take a few rolls of tri-x with me just in case, and travelling light I'm limiting myself to just my Leica IIIf and a couple of lenses.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 33,004
Posted By c.poulton
I don't know... I get all the arguments for...

I don't know... I get all the arguments for software in-camera correction, but somehow, on some level, it all seems wrong.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-08-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 8,758
Posted By c.poulton
6x9? No, that's plain wrong for a TLR ;)

6x9? No, that's plain wrong for a TLR ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By c.poulton
Where to buy film in Edinburgh

I'm off to Scotland at the beginning of July for a one week holiday in Edinburgh. As I'm flying up there from London I want to travel light and buy film locally. Any good tips for buying film (35mm &...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-30-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 30,908
Posted By c.poulton
I'm mainly a street shooter, so although I do...

I'm mainly a street shooter, so although I do actually own a tripod (inherited) I never use it, ever...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,080
Posted By c.poulton
What great ideas, both the Degree Show and Julius...

What great ideas, both the Degree Show and Julius Von Bismarck's Image Fulgurator. Of course Julius's device would work better if the other photographers were using film, with digital they know that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-26-2015
Replies: 617
Views: 141,978
Posted By c.poulton
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8890/17901743290_993...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8890/17901743290_993dbd9740_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tgV7Ao)Heinrich-Hertz-Turm (https://flic.kr/p/tgV7Ao) by Christian Poulton...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-25-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 6,001
Posted By c.poulton
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5346/17907304428_75a...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5346/17907304428_75ab3ff151_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/thpBJ5)Selfie (https://flic.kr/p/thpBJ5) by Christian Poulton (https://www.flickr.com/photos/christianpoulton/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 3,740
Posted By c.poulton
For me it has to be first and foremost my Leica...

For me it has to be first and foremost my Leica M2, closely followed by my Leica IIIf, then my Rolleiflex Automat MX (K4A). All my other cameras I can live without quite easily.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-23-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 8,731
Posted By c.poulton
Yes.... My circa 1952 kit: Leica IIIf BD Leica...

Yes.... My circa 1952 kit:

Leica IIIf BD
Leica Summitar 50mm f/2
Leitz Summaron 3.5cm /f3.5
Leica Elmar 90mm /f4
Rolleiflex Automat MX (K4A)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2015
Replies: 1,734
Views: 322,198
Posted By c.poulton
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7594/17124324702_3b...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7594/17124324702_3bfea0acea_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/s6dD8C)Turin Courtyard (https://flic.kr/p/s6dD8C) by Christian Poulton...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2015
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,245
Posted By c.poulton
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8730/17099905796_50...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8730/17099905796_5069209c97_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/s44uf1)Turin Street (https://flic.kr/p/s44uf1) by Christian Poulton (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-12-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 10,011
Posted By c.poulton
Resurrecting a very old thread, I do wonder what...

Resurrecting a very old thread, I do wonder what direction Cosina are moving into and whether they will eventually discontinue manufacturing products for the Leica M mount and their own range of...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-12-2015
Replies: 395
Views: 74,198
Posted By c.poulton
Leica IIIf & M2

Leica IIIf & M2
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-08-2015
Replies: 314
Views: 86,963
Posted By c.poulton
I agree with the previous statement - if only we...

I agree with the previous statement - if only we could get a quality dedicated film scanner that is affordable for home use (ideally suited for 135 & 120). I thought the Plustek 120 was going to be...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-05-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 11,251
Posted By c.poulton
Lukitas, although I do agree with you, the thing...

Lukitas, although I do agree with you, the thing to remember is that the Leica has always been an expensive camera for its time, and would have represented a significant investment for any...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 5,631
Posted By c.poulton
I think that your argument stacks up for digital...

I think that your argument stacks up for digital Bill, however for film shooters such as myself, the rangefinder model still has all the benefits you list.

It will be interesting to see what...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 2,027
Posted By c.poulton
Dan, Ronald, are are there not exceptions? For...

Dan, Ronald, are are there not exceptions?

For dramatic (architectural) effect:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3796/12160230505_a736583365_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jwymSD)Mole Antonelliana...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 01-19-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,117
Posted By c.poulton
I'd definitely be interested.

I'd definitely be interested.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By c.poulton
My Fuji GA 645Zi prints date and settings...

My Fuji GA 645Zi prints date and settings information in tiny text underneath each frame. (You have to use a loupe to view it, but I find that it does come in very useful). My Olympus Mju II has a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-02-2014
Replies: 815
Views: 91,673
Posted By c.poulton
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7561/15297099353_65...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7561/15297099353_655b906b52_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/piKCGi)
Alone (https://flic.kr/p/piKCGi) by Christian Poulton (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-18-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 17,078
Posted By c.poulton
I vote for the Olympus mju II - picked up a new...

I vote for the Olympus mju II - picked up a new (old stock) one a few months ago and for a 'cheap' auto-everything P&S, the images that I'm getting out of it are very good.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-13-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,380
Posted By c.poulton
Thanks Keith, a very interesting review. I'm...

Thanks Keith, a very interesting review.

I'm currently scanning my 6x6 negs with a Canon CanoScan 8800F and Betterscanning ANR glass neg holder. (35mm negs I scan using a Plustek Opticfilm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,299
Posted By c.poulton
Does anybody know the figures for Canon (EOS-1V?)...

Does anybody know the figures for Canon (EOS-1V?) & Cosina Bessa R2/3/4M?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-09-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 15,238
Posted By c.poulton
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5606/15566147498_06...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5606/15566147498_06eeb238dc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pHwzkq)Mezquita (https://flic.kr/p/pHwzkq) by Christian Poulton (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-04-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 3,902
Posted By c.poulton
I concur with SolaresLarrave, and having...

I concur with SolaresLarrave, and having travelled extensively in Italy, I would drop the 90mm in favour of a 21mm if you have one.

The fast f2 50mm will be fine for night shots and gives you a bit...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-27-2014
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,661
Posted By c.poulton
100541 My new (old stock) Olympus mju ii

100541

My new (old stock) Olympus mju ii
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 09-19-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 6,689
Posted By c.poulton
If only it had a built in viewfinder, it might...

If only it had a built in viewfinder, it might have garnered more interest?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-16-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 40,461
Posted By c.poulton
Oh, lovely! The silver version would look great...

Oh, lovely! The silver version would look great mounted on my M2, me thinks :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 6,832
Posted By c.poulton
I've had some very nice results with my Olympus...

I've had some very nice results with my Olympus Trip and would disagree with previous comments that it's not great street camera. Once you have got used to the zone focusing, it's very fast to use...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-24-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 8,292
Posted By c.poulton
2005 when the only rangefinder (and camera) I...

2005 when the only rangefinder (and camera) I owned was a Yashica Electro 35 G

I still have that camera, but now I own a few others as well ;-)
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-21-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 6,135
Posted By c.poulton
I went for 16GB RAM pre-installed by Apple as I...

I went for 16GB RAM pre-installed by Apple as I have had issues in the past with third part RAM on a Mac Mini, but this could just have been bad luck on my part...

My iMac is running sweet. I run...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-09-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 10,409
Posted By c.poulton
Same with me. (My iPhone is the only digital...

Same with me. (My iPhone is the only digital camera that I own in any case)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-08-2014
Replies: 416
Views: 61,266
Posted By c.poulton
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3893/14514583500_b9...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3893/14514583500_b9a53aa4c8_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o7B2ZE)Partisan's Ossuary (https://flic.kr/p/o7B2ZE) by Christian Poulton...
Forum: Photo Software 06-28-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 8,302
Posted By c.poulton
I really like Aperture's interface, and use a lot...

I really like Aperture's interface, and use a lot of it's functionality so I'm hoping that the new photos app won't be a radical departure. I'm a bit pissed as I only very recently purchased...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,971
Posted By c.poulton
How old is the Bessa R2A, is it still under...

How old is the Bessa R2A, is it still under warrantee? Something like this should be covered by the manufacturer. Where did you buy the camera from - have you tried contacting them to help you out...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,400
Posted By c.poulton
Excellent advice :) Many thanks

Excellent advice :)

Many thanks
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,400
Posted By c.poulton
Roger, I kind of realised this just after...

Roger,

I kind of realised this just after posting the question - it all depends...!

I guess my concern was to try and obtain the best quality from a 'modest' enlargement of a 35mm neg, but I can...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,400
Posted By c.poulton
Prints from 35mm negs

I know this might be a rather stupid question, so please forgive my ignorance but I've agreed to exhibit one or two of my images for a mixed art exhibition. I've got three or four images in mind but...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-22-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,401
Posted By c.poulton
Wow, I want one! Hang on a minute - I've got one...

Wow, I want one!

Hang on a minute - I've got one already - a Leica M2... :bang:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-22-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,467
Posted By c.poulton
For a moment I thought that this was a...

For a moment I thought that this was a contemporary photograph as the way he is holding the camera away from his face implies he is composing via a rear LCD and not a viewfinder! Of course the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-05-2014
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,661
Posted By c.poulton
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2939/14093685326_e7...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2939/14093685326_e79ab80cfa_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ntpPCA)IMG_1140 (https://flic.kr/p/ntpPCA) by Christian Poulton (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-20-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 8,488
Posted By c.poulton
Exactly my thoughts when I started reading this...

Exactly my thoughts when I started reading this thread - the crop is a shame, but uncropped makes for a much stronger image IMHO...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-15-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 6,135
Posted By c.poulton
Talking Just an update: I've finally got hold of a 27"...

Just an update:

I've finally got hold of a 27" i7 iMac, with 3TB fusion drive. The screen is absolutely gorgeous and a world away from my old laptop screen. I can now actually 'see' my images! (I'm...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,412
Posted By c.poulton
Does this spell the end for the 'decisive moment'...

Does this spell the end for the 'decisive moment' I wonder?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-02-2014
Replies: 1,305
Views: 336,220
Posted By c.poulton
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3687/13496512505_9e...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3687/13496512505_9e7b1385c2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/myD9Xt)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-23-2014
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,661
Posted By c.poulton
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/13348128584_7e...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/13348128584_7e1bd883a3_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/christianpoulton/13348128584/)
Coffee & Camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-02-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By c.poulton
Me too...! I will be in Paris for four days from...

Me too...! I will be in Paris for four days from the 21 March :-)
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-11-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 6,135
Posted By c.poulton
Many thanks for all your comments and helpful...

Many thanks for all your comments and helpful advice. I have now on order an iMac 27" 16GB i7 3.5GHz with a 3TB fusion drive.

I'm probably going to buy Aperture as well as I've read some very good...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,915
Posted By c.poulton
Ditto.... Very interesting!

Ditto.... Very interesting!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,581
Posted By c.poulton
I've got a P30t I picked up for small change and...

I've got a P30t I picked up for small change and use it for occasions when I don't need to worry too much about my cameras, such as the more seedy parts of Barcelona (recent trip). Apart from it's...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-01-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 6,135
Posted By c.poulton
iMac (& Software) Question

A little bit of advice is needed from you guys that are actually using the said hardware and software.....

I'm looking to upgrade my almost 5 year old HP laptop and have narrowed my choices down to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,071
Posted By c.poulton
Photoshop Alterations - Pulitzer Prize Winning AP Freelancer Fired

I came across this bit of news this morning:
http://petapixel.com/2014/01/23/pulitzer-prize-winning-ap-freelancer-fired-photoshopped-syrian-conflict-photo/

What's your take on it?

'Minor' cloning...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-15-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By c.poulton
Coming from a traditional dark room background...

Coming from a traditional dark room background where I used to try my hand at all sorts of wizardry, back in the day, I don't mind if someone post processes to the umtenth degree, but, and it's a big...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,532
Posted By c.poulton
I personally prefer the lighter version. It shows...

I personally prefer the lighter version. It shows far more detail in the grass and that works for me with this image.

(Generally I also tend to prefer less contrasty images with greater tonal range)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 5,721
Posted By c.poulton
What also surprises me is not so much the size of...

What also surprises me is not so much the size of the Nikon Df but the thickness of the M9! It looks like the Leica has been eating all the pies! ;)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-12-2013
Replies: 324
Views: 43,000
Posted By c.poulton
Same thing happend to me last summer, however the...

Same thing happend to me last summer, however the rub was that I wasn't even taking his photograph! I had just lifted my Olympus Trip up to about low chest height to check the focussing scale...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-12-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,505
Posted By c.poulton
It's a lovely lens and I should use mine more...

It's a lovely lens and I should use mine more often....
I usually pair it up either on my M2, or even better, on my IIIf, which looks simply...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 4,371
Posted By c.poulton
You can use an adaptor with all the K-mount...

You can use an adaptor with all the K-mount pentax (and other makes of) camera. I have used my M42 Takumar lenses on my Pentax Super A (Program) SLR's with great results. Yes, it does take a little...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 90,793
Posted By c.poulton
I'd like to see Pentax (Ricoh) come out with a FF...

I'd like to see Pentax (Ricoh) come out with a FF camera, fully backward compatible with the K mount, so that I can use all my old K & M42 len's. A simplified digital LX, if you like, basic manual...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-13-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,719
Posted By c.poulton
Totally agree with you Keith - too much...

Totally agree with you Keith - too much sharpening, HDR in *****s and all have that clean, clinical, (digital?) feel about them.

Oh well, c'est la vie....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-02-2013
Replies: 932
Views: 225,379
Posted By c.poulton
Taken during a recent trip to Italy Rolleiflex...

Taken during a recent trip to Italy

Rolleiflex Automat MX (K4A)
Ilford Delta 400

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2833/9778023446_c887acef6a_c.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2013
Replies: 576
Views: 145,397
Posted By c.poulton
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3747/9637389639_61a6...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3747/9637389639_61a6707322_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christianpoulton/9637389639/)
Testa Addormentata...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-03-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 9,958
Posted By c.poulton
I'm on my second Trip and haven't had any...

I'm on my second Trip and haven't had any problems - saying that, both were in pretty good shape when I got them, and looked like they were stored well enough...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By c.poulton
Yes, I've heard that Neopan 400 CN is actually...

Yes, I've heard that Neopan 400 CN is actually made by Ilford, but to a slightly different formula to XP2?

From what I've read about XP2, you can expose either +2 or -2 stops and not have to alter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By c.poulton
Neopan 400 CN

I have a particular soft spot for Neopan 400 CN - after trying many different B&W films, I keep coming back to this one. However, being rated at an ISO of 400 it can be a little bit limited when...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,573
Posted By c.poulton
Very interesting concept - I can definitely see...

Very interesting concept - I can definitely see this selling, maybe not in huge numbers, but as a niche product, certainly --- lots of possibilities too: consider different sizes of sensor, different...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-13-2013
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By c.poulton
I missed selling my previous IIIf's a few years...

I missed selling my previous IIIf's a few years ago, that I just had to get another. I'd forgotten just how small, compact and nice to hold these old Barnacks were. Even slimmer than my...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-13-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 41,885
Posted By c.poulton
When I can afford it, I get contact sheets made...

When I can afford it, I get contact sheets made when I send my film off for lab processing (still haven't set myself up for home processing as yet, but that's my ultimate goal) - so much easier to...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-13-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 41,885
Posted By c.poulton
Totally agree! Each to their own methodology and...

Totally agree! Each to their own methodology and whatever system works for them!

I'm enjoying this thread and actually learning from it, so I would rather read more about other peoples workflows...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-13-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 41,885
Posted By c.poulton
Godfrey, I just curious - do you scan ALL your...

Godfrey, I just curious - do you scan ALL your negs or only the ones that you consider 'good', or keepers.

I just scan the negs that I consider are good enough to process further and either upload...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-13-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 101,842
Posted By c.poulton
Oftheherd, these are exactly my sentiments...

Oftheherd, these are exactly my sentiments too....
I'll will miss Roger's presence on Rff, and for whatever reason he felt compelled to leave, it is a pity that he has done so.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-12-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By c.poulton
Similar story to mine - I worked for four years...

Similar story to mine - I worked for four years straight out of school before taking the plunge and studying full time to become an architect.
BTW, for my first interview at University, I had...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-10-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By c.poulton
Hmm, I've tested my IIIf against my M2 and as far...

Hmm, I've tested my IIIf against my M2 and as far as I can tell the sound of the shutter at all speeds is pretty much the same - at least I can't really hear that much of a difference....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-08-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,345
Posted By c.poulton
Yes, I can second Blurb. I have had 3 photo books...

Yes, I can second Blurb. I have had 3 photo books published via Blurb and never had any problems with them. Quality is good too, although I doubt that they are the cheapest out there though?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-02-2013
Replies: 184
Views: 58,014
Posted By c.poulton
I lost my darkroom when I had to move out of my...

I lost my darkroom when I had to move out of my parents house (they were selling up) just after I finished university. I haven't managed to afford an apartment big enough to accommodate a darkroom...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2013
Replies: 79
Views: 4,919
Posted By c.poulton
:D:D:D:D That's great! Seriously, I am concerned...

:D:D:D:D That's great!

Seriously, I am concerned with the price of film slowly creeping upwards. It's good to hear of Ferrania getting back into film production (hopefully). More choice might help...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-25-2013
Replies: 145
Views: 43,864
Posted By c.poulton
I've got a G645Zi - just perfect as a travel...

I've got a G645Zi - just perfect as a travel camera.... A little over budget though, so I would suggest a TLR - the Yashica Mat's are still fairly reasonable and have good lenses.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-24-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,576
Posted By c.poulton
Thumbs up I've Got My Negs Back!

UPDATE:

Well, after contacting three different lost property companies (one each for the different train operators and one for the station owners) I have finally got my case back with the negs all...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-20-2013
Replies: 2,922
Views: 1,782,612
Posted By c.poulton
Planning on walking around Soho (London) with my...

Planning on walking around Soho (London) with my Yashica GT....
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,958
Posted By c.poulton
Want to Shoot Just Like Robert Capa?

Want to shoot photos just like Robert Capa - no worries, just download the new "Capa" B&W filter app from EyeEm and let the software do all the hard work for...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-17-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 4,966
Posted By c.poulton
...new optical lens factory in the Philippines....

...new optical lens factory in the Philippines. The goal: “the production to 18 million lenses a year by FY2015..." :eek:

How many lenses a year do leica produce I wonder?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,738
Posted By c.poulton
I haven't managed to not buy any new gear for a...

I haven't managed to not buy any new gear for a year since 2005 when I first joined Rff :)

However, my goal this year is to stop my gear acquisition and just concentrate on taking photographs!

With...
Forum: RFF News 07-16-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 70,050
Posted By c.poulton
Wow, has it been that long? I joined in 2005...

Wow, has it been that long? I joined in 2005 owning only one camera, a Yashica GT.

Now I have 13 cameras of various types & formats, but my most favored is my Leica M2...... All down to Rff for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-11-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,576
Posted By c.poulton
I glad that you got your backpack back safely...

I glad that you got your backpack back safely Floyd, being Barcelona, I would have written it off (one of my favorite cities nonetheless), especially considering what was inside!


Still no news on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 4,602
Posted By c.poulton
I vehemently hate shooting with LCD viewfinders...

I vehemently hate shooting with LCD viewfinders on small compact cameras (at least the fixed ones that I've tried) - shooting at arms length sucks IMHO!

However....

I absolutely love shooting with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 6,622
Posted By c.poulton
I'm with Back Alley on this one - it's really not...

I'm with Back Alley on this one - it's really not that bad and I prefer viewing images 'big' on the screen instead of tiny thumbnails. You soon get used to the new layout...



Yep, no problems for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,432
Posted By c.poulton
Me too.... (Olympus XA) :)

Me too.... (Olympus XA) :)
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 07-09-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,232
Posted By c.poulton
A really nice set of images - I like your...

A really nice set of images - I like your style.

Barcelona is one of my favorite cities, both just to visit and for photography. I'm hoping that I can get there sometime this year...

Interesting...
Forum: Photo Software 07-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,083
Posted By c.poulton
Not really my thing to be truthful, but at least...

Not really my thing to be truthful, but at least you're having fun, which is the main thing :)

(Funny enough, back in the day, I used to experiment in the darkroom with different techniques and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-06-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,576
Posted By c.poulton
Yes, there is hope. The local station staff were...

Yes, there is hope. The local station staff were very helpful in as much as they could do - the problem was that all of the smaller stations are unmanned nowadays so they could not just call ahead...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-06-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,576
Posted By c.poulton
Strangely enough I was also carrying a usb stick...

Strangely enough I was also carrying a usb stick of all of my mothers digital images (I had to retrieve them from an PC of hers that had died) and I was concerned for their safety so I carried the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-06-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,576
Posted By c.poulton
Yes, it was such a stupid thing for me to do...!...

Yes, it was such a stupid thing for me to do...! I'm passed the kicking myself stage now though and kind of resigned to not getting the negs back. Still, you never know... I filled out a report with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-06-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,576
Posted By c.poulton
Unhappy I've Done A Stupid Thing....!

What a nightmare day I had yesterday - running late at work, massive delivery to deal with with staff shortages & missed meetings, hot and bothered and now I've just gone and left my case on the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-03-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,490
Posted By c.poulton
Thumbs up Just pre-ordered 5 cases. :D It's been a long...

Just pre-ordered 5 cases. :D It's been a long time coming.....

Many thanks Bellamy :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,152
Posted By c.poulton
Early photo of my father - must have been taken...

Early photo of my father - must have been taken in the early 80's, 1981, or 82 with my first SLR, a Zenit TTL. Not sure what film but I mainly shot on slide back then, possibly...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-02-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,067
Posted By c.poulton
I own three tripods - one full and two table top...

I own three tripods - one full and two table top and have only used the table top once!

I like the idea of using a tripod, especially with medium format but I find my shooting style tends to be very...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-28-2013
Replies: 101
Views: 319,031
Posted By c.poulton
I'm often asked by people "why do I still shoot...

I'm often asked by people "why do I still shoot film"?

The best answer that I can give has already been given far more eloquently by Eric Kim here...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-24-2013
Replies: 78
Views: 11,842
Posted By c.poulton
This is sad news - the Bessa R3A was my first...

This is sad news - the Bessa R3A was my first 'real' RF camera (not counting my Yashica GT) and really got me into Rangefinders in a big way. Unfortunately I sold it a few years ago to fund my...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-20-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 3,902
Posted By c.poulton
Slightly off topic but shooting today with my...

Slightly off topic but shooting today with my Rolleiflex TLR I was thinking that its not a million miles away from using a digital camera's LCD screen to compose, albeit you look down on a TLR...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-15-2013
Replies: 79
Views: 9,118
Posted By c.poulton
I can think of many, however they tend to be...

I can think of many, however they tend to be 'ugly' due to their 'form follows function' design, for example the Mamiya 23, or the deliberately manufactured obscene Russian counterfeit gold Leica's,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,655
Posted By c.poulton
Generic 'Peli' type cases: Both water and dust...

Generic 'Peli' type cases: Both water and dust proof, and surprisingly impact resistant. Although the cases themselves are probably worth more than some of the old camera gear inside (which I picked...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-15-2013
Replies: 1,179
Views: 447,778
Posted By c.poulton
It's quite ironic seeing this and reading in...

It's quite ironic seeing this and reading in other threads about newspapers getting rid of their entire staff photographers....

It's also very interesting to see that during this period the TLR...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-14-2013
Replies: 195
Views: 12,892
Posted By c.poulton
I'm In! :) Terrific idea - can't wait to get out...

I'm In! :)

Terrific idea - can't wait to get out shooting now on the 29/30th!
Forum: Travel 06-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By c.poulton
Blimey! :eek: :) I tend to me fairly...

Blimey! :eek: :)



I tend to me fairly conservative with my shooting rate, however this is a little worrying as I'm not sure that I'll be able to buy more 120 film out there...



Funny enough I was...
Forum: Travel 06-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By c.poulton
Going Medium Format

I'm flying off to Le Marche in Italy on Monday for an 8 day holiday and for the first time I've decided to take just my medium format kit with me and leave the M2 at home.

I've been blown away with...
Forum: Photo Software 06-12-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,488
Posted By c.poulton
Thumbs up :D:D:D Couldn't have said it better myself!... ;)

:D:D:D

Couldn't have said it better myself!... ;)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-31-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 22,062
Posted By c.poulton
So far just the following: Lubitel 166U Yashica...

So far just the following:

Lubitel 166U
Yashica Mat 124G
Rolleiflex Automat (K4A)

:)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-30-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,404
Posted By c.poulton
I have a Chinon CE4 - my fathers old camera....

I have a Chinon CE4 - my fathers old camera. Somewhat beat up and the focusing screen is damaged, however it works fine and paired with the Chinon 50mm f/1.7 (an underrated lens IMHO), makes quite a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,442
Posted By c.poulton
It's taking me a while to get used to the new...

It's taking me a while to get used to the new look and feel - I don't really feel that it's there yet. I certainly would like a lot more control over how my home page looks, but I imagine that this...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-16-2013
Replies: 1,035
Views: 260,965
Posted By c.poulton
Took a punt on a 'cheap' Rolleiflex Automat 6x6 -...

Took a punt on a 'cheap' Rolleiflex Automat 6x6 - Model K4A

All working as far as I can tell, but off for a CLA today to Sendean Cameras...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By c.poulton
Sorry, but for me I tend to prefer the originals,...

Sorry, but for me I tend to prefer the originals, but in any case the man + car shot is the best of the bunch, an absolute keeper -brought a smile to my face :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2013
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,245
Posted By c.poulton
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/8732190545_ab70...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/8732190545_ab707723bc_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christianpoulton/8732190545/)
The Reader (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christianpoulton/8732190545/) by...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-13-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,752
Posted By c.poulton
In all seriousness I find that I get better...

In all seriousness I find that I get better results with my TLR when I use the strap as a brace and using a cable release also helps - of course a fast shutter speed would be advantageous.

When I...
Forum: RFF News 05-01-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,257
Posted By c.poulton
Great idea, and full Marks to Simon for providing...

Great idea, and full Marks to Simon for providing his time and expertise to make this forum what it is...!
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-30-2013
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,811
Posted By c.poulton
Just received a copy of the Nino Migliori...

Just received a copy of the Nino Migliori monograph, Signs.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-29-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 6,952
Posted By c.poulton
I feel most comfortable when street shooting,...

I feel most comfortable when street shooting, especially when I'm relaxed and in the mood for it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,962
Posted By c.poulton
My top five, to...

My top five, to date:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7050/8690418628_b034ec6924_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christianpoulton/8690418628/)
Smell me...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,706
Posted By c.poulton
I've got the same problem with a recently bought...

I've got the same problem with a recently bought Fujifilm GA645zi - lovely camera in good condition except for the smell......!

I guess (hope) that it will wear off over time...?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-25-2013
Replies: 2,011
Views: 605,514
Posted By c.poulton
Yashica Mat 124G Fuji Neopan...

Yashica Mat 124G
Fuji Neopan 400CN

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8103/8652540179_35052eabcb_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christianpoulton/8652540179/)
Arcade...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 8,632
Posted By c.poulton
Can't Kodak sell 'the formula' on to another...

Can't Kodak sell 'the formula' on to another company willing to still release 'new' B&W films - Adox perhaps?

BTW, I would welcome any new B&W film onto the market - still trying to find a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-14-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,170
Posted By c.poulton
I'm surprised that other camera manufacturers...

I'm surprised that other camera manufacturers haven't released monochrome versions of their cameras seeing as the Leica Monochrom does appear to be quite successful in it's own right, even going...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-12-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,419
Posted By c.poulton
That's exactly how I work - and I find that I...

That's exactly how I work - and I find that I compose quite differently depending upon the format used - 35mm or 120, or 645....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-11-2013
Replies: 151
Poll: Do you crop?
Views: 11,144
Posted By c.poulton
I almost never crop, usually just to straighten...

I almost never crop, usually just to straighten the image and for some reason hate to crop - probably due to coming from a 35mm negative film & slide background where you could not crop, or in the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-10-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 5,471
Posted By c.poulton
Just come across this thread - and Roger's...

Just come across this thread - and Roger's summary is one of the best explanations concerning exposure that I have read!

I used to rely on incident light readings for most of my exposures (coming...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-06-2013
Replies: 122
Views: 15,102
Posted By c.poulton
Yes, I agree - although the build quality is not...

Yes, I agree - although the build quality is not the same, my Asahi Pentax S1a is the perfect partner for my M2...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-04-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 3,090
Posted By c.poulton
I'd throw myself at my second hobby -...

I'd throw myself at my second hobby - running.

(My enthusiasm for photography waxes and wanes from week to week, month to month - sometimes I cannot shoot enough, other times it might be weeks when...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-04-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,020
Posted By c.poulton
Images: Produce pleasing that I can print and...

Images: Produce pleasing that I can print and hang on the wall

Gear: Stay with film as long as possible
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-02-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 8,496
Posted By c.poulton
Just recently got back from a short trip to...

Just recently got back from a short trip to Bologna (Italy). I took my Yashica Mat 124g and my M2 with 50/2 DR Summicron.

I found both the cameras quite complementary - the Mat for early morning /...
Forum: Off Topic 03-27-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By c.poulton
Just checked via the UK portal, the shipping is...

Just checked via the UK portal, the shipping is definitely listed on the auction!



95194

Best of luck with this matter....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-20-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 7,623
Posted By c.poulton
If I really had to choose, then it would have to...

If I really had to choose, then it would have to be:

Leica M2
50/2 DR Summicron
Ilford Delta 400
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2013
Replies: 1,305
Views: 336,220
Posted By c.poulton
Thumbs up Brilliant! :D It took me a few seconds to spot...

Brilliant! :D

It took me a few seconds to spot the photographer! Great environmental shot...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-13-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,697
Posted By c.poulton
Yeah, I'm with your there.... :) Not that I'm...

Yeah, I'm with your there.... :)

Not that I'm into digital but whenever I feel tempted, I think about the size comparison between my beloved M2 and M9 et al, - middle age spread?

Of course, saying...
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