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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-10-2016
Replies: 205
Views: 27,245
Posted By hugivza
MP 240, Monochrom (M9 version), D-Lux (Typ 113),...

MP 240, Monochrom (M9 version), D-Lux (Typ 113), Summilux 21, Summicron 35, plus host of second hand!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-02-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 9,160
Posted By hugivza
For me the F-1 original. I had a Tokyo Olympics...

For me the F-1 original. I had a Tokyo Olympics special, which cost around $350.00 brand new. I parted with it a couple of years ago with some regret.
Forum: Travel 01-29-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,591
Posted By hugivza
Deals are available in Oz, but obviously...

Deals are available in Oz, but obviously suppliers have to buy from Leica in Euro equivalents. I bought a 21/1.4 Summilux last year in Hong Kong at an untouchable price elsewhere. I know from my...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-21-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,785
Posted By hugivza
Getting to an age when my natural systems are of...

Getting to an age when my natural systems are of decreasing functionality, I find that I need all of the help I can get.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-18-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 6,331
Posted By hugivza
Leica service is great : my X1 repaired for free...

Leica service is great : my X1 repaired for free including new lens assembly(they saw the dust, not me), my M9P a new sensor for free (was expecting a clean). Unfortunately, my Monochrom is in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2014
Replies: 111
Views: 13,415
Posted By hugivza
I chose Monochrom because I have one, courtesy of...

I chose Monochrom because I have one, courtesy of spousal generosity last year; and whereas I have a wet darkroom at home in Australia, my current continuing overseas assignment makes present...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,850
Posted By hugivza
I am just anal and always carry two fully charged...

I am just anal and always carry two fully charged (one in and spare) - it's one less thing to worry about!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2014
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,566
Posted By hugivza
Summilux 21/1.4 and 24/1.4 . I bought the 24...

Summilux 21/1.4 and 24/1.4 . I bought the 24 through the forum, and saw the 21 in Hong Kong this weekend at a price that I could not resist, and the domestic financial controller gave permission.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By hugivza
Found a great shop in Causeway Bay just off of...

Found a great shop in Causeway Bay just off of the back of Hennessy Road Meteor(Joseph Cheng 9A Lin Fook House, 3 Jardine Crescent (852 2392 0363). I found and bought a brand new 21/1.4 at a great...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By hugivza
Thanks for the heads up guys! I'll check out...

Thanks for the heads up guys! I'll check out your ad Vick ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By hugivza
Leica M Lenses in Hong Kong

I will be travelling to Hong Kong this coming weekend for the Rugby 7's and staying in Wanchai. I am interested in purchasing a 21/1.4 or 24/1.4ASPH. Are there any stores which deal in used lenses...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 7,316
Posted By hugivza
A gift is a delicate thing to determine for...

A gift is a delicate thing to determine for someone, as it is intended to bring pleasure to both giver and receiver, and implies the wish to continue or even enhance a special relationship. I think...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-12-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,126
Posted By hugivza
My first serious camera was a Dacora Dignette,...

My first serious camera was a Dacora Dignette, not quite the same, but the same stable, which was a precursor to the Ilford Sportsman which for about 15 brought 35 mm photography to a generation. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,387
Posted By hugivza
I find that with my M9 and the 50 Lux ASPH...

I find that with my M9 and the 50 Lux ASPH infinity is at infinity i.e. all of the way to the stop. With the MP there is about 1mm before the stop as Asim indicates. This suggests that the 50 Lux...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,387
Posted By hugivza
I will check my 50 Lux ASPH on my MP body tonight...

I will check my 50 Lux ASPH on my MP body tonight to see if I get the same problem I can also check it against the M9. Others may be able to give you a more definitive answer. Suerte!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-06-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,732
Posted By hugivza
"Wow! You guys are wayy out there. I am barely...

"Wow! You guys are wayy out there. I am barely above 3K in 16 months. At this rate mine will last the rest of my life".

I'm with Pioneer, and may not even be so advanced since I bought the Mono. ...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-02-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,552
Posted By hugivza
Harman do a sample pack which is worthwhile...

Harman do a sample pack which is worthwhile trying. You might also try out Somerset St Cuthberts Mill (I currently use their Satin Bright White).
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 6,967
Posted By hugivza
I work above an upmarket shopping mall in...

I work above an upmarket shopping mall in Singapore, and regretfully the cost of the bag shown pales into insignificance with the Louis Vuitton, Goyard, Hermes and others available below. If I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2013
Replies: 211
Views: 17,669
Posted By hugivza
M9-P +50 Lux ASPH

M9-P +50 Lux ASPH
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-18-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,122
Posted By hugivza
Enjoy - Henry did my IIa's and IIIa and it was...

Enjoy - Henry did my IIa's and IIIa and it was well worth the 2 1/2 year wait which you would appear to have avoided.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-20-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,916
Posted By hugivza
I received for my birthday this year a book put...

I received for my birthday this year a book put together by my son and his wife showing their family, including our two grandsons. It was a very special gift and is much treasured. I recently sent...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 11-12-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,090
Posted By hugivza
Looks like no one uses this behemoth - a pioneer...

Looks like no one uses this behemoth - a pioneer yet again! Suggest that this post self destructs in 5 seconds.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-11-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,879
Posted By hugivza
A Weston Master V if you can get one is a good...

A Weston Master V if you can get one is a good bet. I understand that they can be refurbished in Europe, but do not have details. I have one which corks perfectly and another which is a great paper...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 11-07-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,090
Posted By hugivza
Canon Pixma Pro - 1 Experience

I have just replaced my Pixma Pro 9500 II with a Pixma Pro - 1 - it was a special deal almost beyond belief. Has anyone had any experience with this printer, and if so are there any traps for young...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-18-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 13,654
Posted By hugivza
Dante, thanks for your informative posts. I...

Dante, thanks for your informative posts. I bought an MM some 4 months ago and am still playing with it, but am loving the experience. I must admit that I am at a different stage in my life from...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-21-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,354
Posted By hugivza
Mr Zhou for me, I have three and they are good...

Mr Zhou for me, I have three and they are good value!
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-15-2013
Replies: 1,841
Views: 1,730,860
Posted By hugivza
These were taken with Monochrom and Summilux...

These were taken with Monochrom and Summilux 50/1.4 at 2.8
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-15-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,684
Posted By hugivza
I use the Panasonic 14 to 140 4.5/5.8 ASPH which...

I use the Panasonic 14 to 140 4.5/5.8 ASPH which works for me for lazy days and when low apeture is not a criterion.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-09-2013
Replies: 5,248
Views: 786,461
Posted By hugivza
Thanks for sharing guys - I need to learn how to...

Thanks for sharing guys - I need to learn how to post and spend more time behind a viewfinder.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2013
Replies: 189
Views: 42,794
Posted By hugivza
The Contaflex I was my first "real" camera, and I...

The Contaflex I was my first "real" camera, and I still have it! I used it via a toilet roll to attach to a microscope when doing my thesis - it worked very well. I also have a Super BC with the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-02-2013
Replies: 130
Views: 23,161
Posted By hugivza
Whereas I cannot confirm Peter's comment...

Whereas I cannot confirm Peter's comment concerning Lord Denning's average "man on the Clapham omnibus," in terms of its market, the price sounds too high in comparison to price and performance of...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-20-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 593
Posted By hugivza
Olympus ED 75/f1.8 Lens

Has anyone had any experience with this lens, and care to comment? Reviews which I have read suggested that it performed well, but was expensive. I have been trying to slim down my 4/3 lens...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-01-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 7,354
Posted By hugivza
Gossen Lunasix or Minolta IVF

Gossen Lunasix or Minolta IVF
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,245
Posted By hugivza
Making film is a complex and expensive process -...

Making film is a complex and expensive process - it involves significant investment in petrochemical facilities and bulk manufacturing and packaging techniques, which have very little linkage to...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-20-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 4,350
Posted By hugivza
There are far worse things to be addicted to,...

There are far worse things to be addicted to, which cost a lot more money, and cause a lot more grief. if it does not cause your family to miss out on things that they need, and you can afford it,...
Forum: RFF News 07-16-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 146,275
Posted By hugivza
About 15 minutes ago - I thought that I had been...

About 15 minutes ago - I thought that I had been kicked off :))
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2013
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,566
Posted By hugivza
Appropos my last post, I should explain that...

Appropos my last post, I should explain that Leicas are forbidden by my insurance cover for travelling - I am currently in Jakarta.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2013
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,566
Posted By hugivza
A Fuji Finepix SL 1000! I got to the airport...

A Fuji Finepix SL 1000! I got to the airport this morning, realising that my GH-3 with 7 to 14 lens would not be adequate to photograph a major contract signing ceremony, and I could not get any...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-26-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,116
Posted By hugivza
I felt the same emotions recently, when visiting...

I felt the same emotions recently, when visiting Tol Sleng (S21) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia - a sense of disbelief at the horrors inflicted, and the lack of compassion on those who inflicted them. ...
Forum: Travel 06-25-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,297
Posted By hugivza
Be prepared to get up early before the dawn...

Be prepared to get up early before the dawn particularly if you want to get to temples like Angkor Wat for the sunrise, and also in my view what is the most exquisite of the temples, but the smallest...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-18-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 8,367
Posted By hugivza
A thick haze and a busy work programme have...

A thick haze and a busy work programme have precluded doing much of anything here for the moment, but we will travel to Kuala Lumpur this weekend, so I am looking forward to trying it out. Biomed, I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-12-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 18,158
Posted By hugivza
Having just bought a Lumix GH-3, which enables me...

Having just bought a Lumix GH-3, which enables me to use a wide range of existing primes and vario lenses, I will give this one a miss.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-05-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 8,367
Posted By hugivza
I am about to take the plunge - I have a GX-1,...

I am about to take the plunge - I have a GX-1, but the increased functionality of the GH-3 suggests a change. Travelling a lot, my insurance is limited to to $SIN 2,000 which means the Leica kit...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-30-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 20,447
Posted By hugivza
A compulsive newspaper reader, I have 3 daily...

A compulsive newspaper reader, I have 3 daily electronic subscriptions and one paper edition. Given the additional costs of production of paper, notwithstanding the concerns of the wood pulp...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-09-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By hugivza
One of the stores here in Singapore which deals...

One of the stores here in Singapore which deals in "nearly new products" has one for sale at $S 9,800 which equates at today's rate to GBP 5,194. The Domestic Finance Manager still says "no", yours...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
Posted By hugivza
Thanks for sharing it - it's amazing how labour...

Thanks for sharing it - it's amazing how labour intensive the process was.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-14-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 7,354
Posted By hugivza
Gossen Digisix or Lunarsix - I have two dead...

Gossen Digisix or Lunarsix - I have two dead Weston Master V's
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-12-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By hugivza
I would send it back, as if you attempt to repair...

I would send it back, as if you attempt to repair it yourself and fail for whatever reason you would have no redress against the repairer. You might suggest that since he is at fault that he pick up...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-06-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By hugivza
How ingenious - we're in1

How ingenious - we're in1
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-28-2013
Replies: 303
Views: 46,570
Posted By hugivza
Two M9-P's, and an MP and yes I am still married!

Two M9-P's, and an MP and yes I am still married!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-27-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,663
Posted By hugivza
Having just bought the same lens, which arrived...

Having just bought the same lens, which arrived earlier this week, I would be interested to know of your progress with the repair/replacement. I have only taken about 20 shots so far and have not...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,781
Posted By hugivza
I have too many bags too, but they all seem to...

I have too many bags too, but they all seem to get an outing. My latest is a "dothebag" in leather and it doubles as a work bag on occasion. I will probably donate them when we move back to Oz, in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-06-2013
Replies: 103
Views: 5,679
Posted By hugivza
I would be lost without my man bags (yes I have...

I would be lost without my man bags (yes I have several) dependent on the need. Today I have a leather "dothebag" which accomodates my phone, iPad, GRX-1, Summilux 1.4, 7-14, a flash, about 1/2 inch...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2013
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,566
Posted By hugivza
Leica SF24D Flash to go with my X1 which has just...

Leica SF24D Flash to go with my X1 which has just had a complete overhaul and refurbishment at Leica Singapore. The on camera flash could not pull the skin off of a rice pudding, but I can live...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 8,030
Posted By hugivza
A Summilux 1.4 ASPH for the M, and a German bag...

A Summilux 1.4 ASPH for the M, and a German bag designed by the Kaiser's World War I military team to put it, and a few other things in, (I love it). I must have been real...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-22-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4,671
Posted By hugivza
I looked at an ME last weekend, but price here in...

I looked at an ME last weekend, but price here in Singapore was the similar to an M9 in the US, so another M-9 for me, particularly after the price has dropped.
Forum: Off Topic 01-11-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 4,483
Posted By hugivza
Watches - they have much in common with cameras...

Watches - they have much in common with cameras having gone through a transition from mechanical masterpieces to electronic wonders. My oldest watch is a family piece from around 1903, and my newest...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2011
Replies: 107
Views: 20,129
Posted By hugivza
Excellent - they give a real feel of the place. ...

Excellent - they give a real feel of the place. We will go back to Vietnam at the end of this month, but to South Vietnam. Thanks for sharing a glimpse of this very unique part of the world. I am...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-13-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 5,411
Posted By hugivza
I still have my first "real" camera, a Zeiss...

I still have my first "real" camera, a Zeiss Contaflex I - no interchangeable lenses or Pro Tessars, but fixed to a toilet roll on a microscope I managed to complete a research thesis, and begin to...
Forum: Travel 09-14-2011
Replies: 106
Views: 8,056
Posted By hugivza
Having visited Cambodia and North Vietnam earlier...

Having visited Cambodia and North Vietnam earlier this year, we will go to Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand and then to Ho Chi Minh City in Southern Vietnam in December and January. I travel...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 7,088
Posted By hugivza
LOL I am glad to see that the PC editor is in...

LOL I am glad to see that the PC editor is in full swing, even if it is unable to get its head around the names of Japanese corporates, whilst it protects our virtues and sensitivities!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 7,088
Posted By hugivza
There are few iconic brands which continue to...

There are few iconic brands which continue to last independently: Rolls Royce, Jaguar, and Lotus cars for example. Where it impacts the consumer is in maintaining the very thing that they want in...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-31-2011
Replies: 171
Views: 25,261
Posted By hugivza
I looked at it, compared it with the X1 and there...

I looked at it, compared it with the X1 and there was no contest despite the price difference. I liked the similarity with the M9, and the results from it to my mind have not caused any...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,275
Posted By hugivza
I thought the 28-50 TE automatically set the...

I thought the 28-50 TE automatically set the frame lines, which then sets the correction on 6-bit lenses.

I believe the 16-21 doesn't (since there are no framelines) and it also doesn't set the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,275
Posted By hugivza
One thing that I forgot to mention is that with...

One thing that I forgot to mention is that with the M9 it is necessary to change the focal length setting on the camera each time you make a change - but you would have to do this if changing lenses...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,275
Posted By hugivza
I use both versions of the lens: 16 -18 -21, and...

I use both versions of the lens: 16 -18 -21, and the one shown 28 - 35 - 50. For travel they are great and the f4 aperture as others note is not a problem! If I ever work out how to post photos I...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-25-2011
Replies: 2,881
Views: 1,779,684
Posted By hugivza
Trying to catch up on some of the old buildings...

Trying to catch up on some of the old buildings around China town that my wife saw earlier in the week.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-24-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 8,022
Posted By hugivza
For Vietnam recently I took 2 GF1 bodies and...

For Vietnam recently I took 2 GF1 bodies and 7-14,14-45,45-200. Leicas stayed at home due to insurance limitations, and under instruction from the domestic management that this was not going to be a...
Forum: Travel 08-23-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By hugivza
I have just returned from a week in North Vietnam...

I have just returned from a week in North Vietnam (Ha Noi and Ha Long Bay) Both are well recommended. Try and get an overnight on a junk (Like Ha Long Emotion) on Ha Long Bay - well worth the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2011
Replies: 123
Views: 37,553
Posted By hugivza
I have two cases - one for the M9 and the other...

I have two cases - one for the M9 and the other for the MP which I bought direct through ebay. They are comfortable to use and give great protection. The price for the case was less than the cost...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-12-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 4,451
Posted By hugivza
For me the antidote is oversaturation when the...

For me the antidote is oversaturation when the opportunity presents itself - my wife elected not to join me on a recent photo tour to Cambodia so I took a lot. Last week on holiday in Vietnam I was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 7,468
Posted By hugivza
Fabulous - you have really captured the dark...

Fabulous - you have really captured the dark brooding spirit that is the essence of Vietnam. I just returned from Ha Noi two days ago.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-27-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 3,418
Posted By hugivza
Listening, learning, looking, and linking to a...

Listening, learning, looking, and linking to a global community which shares common interests.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-18-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 5,722
Posted By hugivza
I note that Voiglander has recently introduced a...

I note that Voiglander has recently introduced a micro 4/3 25mm 0.95 Nokton. It sells here in Singapore for SGD 1250 - about USD 1050. I have the X1 which was great for a recent visit to Angkor Wat.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-05-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 5,781
Posted By hugivza
I was at Angkor last week and the shot of Ta...

I was at Angkor last week and the shot of Ta Phrom temple at Siem Riep (Angkor) with the tree growing out of the roof is interesting as the photograph taken now has the foreground stuffed up with a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-03-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,961
Posted By hugivza
There are two currently available in Singapore...

There are two currently available in Singapore used camera houses: one at $SIN 2,100 (USD 1,650 approx) and the other at $1,800 (USD 1,420). I appreciate that you probably will not want to rush off...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-17-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,064
Posted By hugivza
HAs anyone been able to access the list on...

HAs anyone been able to access the list on Henry's wbesite lately? I tried a week ago with no success and an email to Henry bounced back. Any ideas?!!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-12-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 57,864
Posted By hugivza
I tried contacting Henry Scherer to find out...

I tried contacting Henry Scherer to find out where I was on his list, no 12 at last count. His website gave a server error when trying to access the status list, and an email to Henry bounced back. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-26-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 3,157
Posted By hugivza
Back alley - loved the shots - is that "the back...

Back alley - loved the shots - is that "the back alley" with the coal stack? I work in coal mining so am quite used to seeing piles of coal, although much larger.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-26-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 3,157
Posted By hugivza
I have Leitz Canada 90/2 - it doesn't take up too...

I have Leitz Canada 90/2 - it doesn't take up too much room in my hot box and is great for head and shoulders. It is n't worth selling and as Roger notes they don't eat much (in my case about 100...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-17-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By hugivza
Steve - the truth of my experience is beyond...

Steve - the truth of my experience is beyond doubt, the reasons for it may be occluded such as a defective card. I have dumped the card and life continues.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By hugivza
I think that the card must be stuffed. I tried...

I think that the card must be stuffed. I tried formatting in the M9, then on the computer, and back to the M9 to no avail. Interestingly, the card in question is an 8 GB Sandisk Ultra (15 MB/s)...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-16-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 5,164
Posted By hugivza
I made a similar choice about 3 months ago and...

I made a similar choice about 3 months ago and sold all of my Nikon gear and Canon FD gear, most of the latter did not get to see the light of day. I bought a mint M8.2 which I have recently traded...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,262
Posted By hugivza
Modern adhesives are used in a variety of...

Modern adhesives are used in a variety of applications, like gluing hip replacements in place, space shuttle thermal protection tiles etc. Their use should not infer cheap or counterfeit products,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By hugivza
Thanks I will give it a try

Thanks I will give it a try
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By hugivza
SD Card problem with M9

I took my new M9 out for a "test drive" over the weekend. It took me a while to work out that the 8Mb SD card was not storing images (I plead the geriatric defence to taking time to recognise the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2011
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,566
Posted By hugivza
Traded my M8.2 and a pile of cash for an M9. ...

Traded my M8.2 and a pile of cash for an M9. Angkor Wat beckons next month so I need to be well dressed.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-19-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 6,095
Posted By hugivza
I have just sold all of my Nikon (F, F2, F3, F4,...

I have just sold all of my Nikon (F, F2, F3, F4, F5 + 26 lenses of varying vintages) and Canon FD gear to go Leica. Some would consider that to be a journey from darkness into the light, but for me...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2011
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,566
Posted By hugivza
At last - aTri Elmar 16-18-21 ASPH. I missed a...

At last - aTri Elmar 16-18-21 ASPH. I missed a used one a couple of weeks ago, but broke down and bought a new one with the wife's permission (who knows what it will cost me in the future). Test run...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-14-2011
Replies: 173
Views: 10,937
Posted By hugivza
A Mercedes R500 called "Miss Piggy" named after a...

A Mercedes R500 called "Miss Piggy" named after a less then favourable report from Jeremy Clarkson of Topgear.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 3,664
Posted By hugivza
I recently paid $S 3,000 (US$ 2,380) for a mint,...

I recently paid $S 3,000 (US$ 2,380) for a mint, boxed (used once) M6 TTL Ti. I thought I had paid on the high side, but it sounds not. I guess a declining USD may shift US domestic prices upwards...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-10-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 6,714
Posted By hugivza
I never thought that I would get nostalgic over...

I never thought that I would get nostalgic over Wordstar and Lotus 123 - perhaps a Symphony or two too. 10 Mb hardrives - my first was 20 Mb with an 8087 and co processor. It flew at the speed of...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-10-2011
Replies: 2,881
Views: 1,779,684
Posted By hugivza
M8.2 +50/1.1 Nokton around the Singapore Art...

M8.2 +50/1.1 Nokton around the Singapore Art Museum, and a birthday dinner at Raffles; plus Portra in MP for more pictures of my wife.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-09-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 5,901
Posted By hugivza
50 1.1 Nokton and 15 4.5 Heliar on my 8.2

50 1.1 Nokton and 15 4.5 Heliar on my 8.2
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By hugivza
The one I am looking at is Singapore $6,000 with...

The one I am looking at is Singapore $6,000 with filter holder, ie about $US 4,620. the lens appears to be mint and has clearly had little use. The new price in Singapore (currently unavailable) is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By hugivza
Nick thanks for that - I have Voigtlander 15, 21,...

Nick thanks for that - I have Voigtlander 15, 21, and 28mm viewfinders which will save on the financial outlay. The idea to use the 67mm filter adaptor is also helpful. I will flip over to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By hugivza
All I have read indicates the same. The lens is...

All I have read indicates the same. The lens is expensive but well priced with respect to a new one. I will have to wait until the weekend to purchase. On classical matters, I am glad to see the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By hugivza
16-18-21 f4 Tri Elmar ASPH

I have recently acquired an M8.2. There is a used but mint 16-18-21 f4 Tri Elmar ASPH lens available locally. Reports on the lens that I have read seem good, but before I purchase, I wonder if...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 7,598
Posted By hugivza
A bit late on this thread, but I am currently in...

A bit late on this thread, but I am currently in the middle of Borneo. I still have my original F1 with the Lake Placid 1980 logo - I bought it in Best Products in Houston for $364 with a 50mm 1.4...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-06-2009
Replies: 108
Views: 9,444
Posted By hugivza
I'm waiting to see a hearse towing a U Haul...

I'm waiting to see a hearse towing a U Haul trailer and then I will know that I can take it all with me. In the interim my wife's gentle (?) chiding seems to be having some affect.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-24-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,616
Posted By hugivza
Rich -like your work. I spent a year in...

Rich -like your work. I spent a year in Melbourne in 2005-6 and we came over for the Grand Final last year. I regret that we are not planning on vsiiting any time soon. Good luck with the prints.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 3,187
Posted By hugivza
I had a Contax TVS which I bought new whilst...

I had a Contax TVS which I bought new whilst visiting the UK. It was stolen and later replaced, at about 20 percent of the original cost - the decline in film usage has some advantages! I like the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-29-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 5,374
Posted By hugivza
Raid - a delightful comparison, you did well to...

Raid - a delightful comparison, you did well to keep your model relatively still. I wonder why the image controller did not like the Summitar image?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-21-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,185
Posted By hugivza
This is a classic lens, designed before modern...

This is a classic lens, designed before modern computers but excellent nevertheless. Enjoy!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-03-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 7,575
Posted By hugivza
My IIa's are with Henry, moving slowly and...

My IIa's are with Henry, moving slowly and inexorably to the top of the list. I hope to use them rather than bequeath them. Nice shots of a great camera!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-16-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,529
Posted By hugivza
Whereas the original selenium cell in a IIIa may...

Whereas the original selenium cell in a IIIa may have gone West, it is possible to get it replaced. My IIIa has has such life enhancing surgery, but in reality using on on camera meter in my view,...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-15-2008
Replies: 301
Views: 26,641
Posted By hugivza
Two many, but who's counting, and in 500 years...

Two many, but who's counting, and in 500 years time they will be worth a million
Forum: Travel 09-24-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,625
Posted By hugivza
I am in Singapore today, but will return home to...

I am in Singapore today, but will return home to Perth tomorrow. I would be glad to catch up subject to my travel arrangements, maybe we could organise a group meet? Gingin is not exactly in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2008
Replies: 68
Views: 4,358
Posted By hugivza
The question as of this moment is "am I still...

The question as of this moment is "am I still here, wherever that is, or am I just the figment of my own or some else's imagination". Maybe Sartre was right after all and being is nothingness, so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2008
Replies: 68
Views: 4,358
Posted By hugivza
Such unholey dark humour, I guess "it doesn't...

Such unholey dark humour, I guess "it doesn't matter anymore" to quote Buddy Holly, or was it Holey, as nothing's happened yet?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-02-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,120
Posted By hugivza
CLA is: cleaning, lubricating and adjusting. This...

CLA is: cleaning, lubricating and adjusting. This however is not a definition of art and may vary by service provider. Check out Henry Scherer's website at www.zeisscamera.com for Henry's views as a...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-26-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 7,159
Posted By hugivza
I bought an FSU rangefinder for about $10 which...

I bought an FSU rangefinder for about $10 which sits at the bottom on the accesory shoe and takes the heart ache out of focussing. It is a great camera for stuffing in the pocket and taking...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 3,533
Posted By hugivza
I shop locally whenever I can because to my mind...

I shop locally whenever I can because to my mind it makes sense. Convenience and service often weigh heavier than a marginally lower price. I have known the owner of our local camera and film...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-07-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 897
Posted By hugivza
There is no "case" as such as the matter has not...

There is no "case" as such as the matter has not been determined by the courts. The competition regulator, the ACCC has made a recommendation. EBay either has to present further evidence persuading...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-23-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By hugivza
If I have understood your question correctly, I...

If I have understood your question correctly, I would doubt if there is an adjustment as the position of the lens is unique to the lens mount - there is only one position at which the lens is locked...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-19-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By hugivza
It really depends what you want to do with the...

It really depends what you want to do with the lens. These shots were taken last week. The one of the building was taken with a 21/4 Color Skopar and the Singapore Subway shot was with the 15/4.5...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 5,743
Posted By hugivza
Re Milladoiro are Galician, not Basque Thanks...

Re Milladoiro are Galician, not Basque

Thanks for the correction Fonso! I still enjoy their music!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 5,743
Posted By hugivza
Pixtu, congratulations on having your existence...

Pixtu, congratulations on having your existence both within and without photography under the microscope, and being able to maintain a sense of equilibrium. Your last portrait though makes me...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-18-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 835
Posted By hugivza
I bought one a couple of weeks ago for $A 480 inc...

I bought one a couple of weeks ago for $A 480 inc postage - awaiting the results with a 15mm Super Heliar. I have been travelling, so processing is on hold, but it handled well. the results will...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-18-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By hugivza
I find little difference between my silver Contax...

I find little difference between my silver Contax mount and my black LTM mount, but admittedly I have not put either through an exhaustive results analysis.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 5,743
Posted By hugivza
Did they also discover the relative of the whale...

Did they also discover the relative of the whale shark: the basking shark?!!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 5,743
Posted By hugivza
The Celtic link is quite interesting as it...

The Celtic link is quite interesting as it features in the music as well. There is a Basque group called Milladoiro who might be confused with an Irish ceilidh group. Probably after a few pints of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 5,743
Posted By hugivza
Pixtu, you are clearly basquing in the limelight...

Pixtu, you are clearly basquing in the limelight at present. Sans beard does not seem to work somehow. What I would like to know is what "Othoi Pharka O Ama Maitia" means. Is it a biblical quote,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,433
Posted By hugivza
If you fly Singapore Airlines it's available - I...

If you fly Singapore Airlines it's available - I watched it last week.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,740
Posted By hugivza
I did not loose my head over these dolls

I did not loose my head over these dolls
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-17-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 3,789
Posted By hugivza
One of my Weston V's tracks my Lunasix fairly...

One of my Weston V's tracks my Lunasix fairly well, the other is RS. Similarly, the meter on my Contaflex I is for adornment only! I believe that the Westons can be repaired in Europe, but not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,740
Posted By hugivza
Stone faced and silent

Stone faced and silent
Forum: RFF Polls 06-11-2008
Replies: 271
Views: 35,654
Posted By hugivza
Born in the Northern Winter of 1942, I have a Fed...

Born in the Northern Winter of 1942, I have a Fed I which is older than me just. Like others ,I am still working 50+ hours a week, travelling to strange places, and enjoying life to the full. Yes I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2008
Replies: 99
Views: 6,425
Posted By hugivza
It's interesting to read how this thread has...

It's interesting to read how this thread has progressed through consideration of what seems a curious tension between increasing physical impairment with age, against the increasing ability for self...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2008
Replies: 99
Views: 6,425
Posted By hugivza
Ruben, you have raised an interesting question to...

Ruben, you have raised an interesting question to which there are no real answers. For my part, as my physical faculties decrease, fortunately slowly over time, my relative wisdom seems to have...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-04-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By hugivza
Excellent - thanks for sharing

Excellent - thanks for sharing
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-04-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,730
Posted By hugivza
The sun is almost down

Not quite night but almost
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-04-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,700
Posted By hugivza
Red sales in the sunset?

Singapore sling
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,700
Posted By hugivza
Two doors

One door, well maybe?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-02-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,559
Posted By hugivza
Thanks for the info re Voigtlander in Singapore. ...

Thanks for the info re Voigtlander in Singapore. I plan to stop over in Singapore late next week en route from Balikpapan to Perth and wanted to compare prices with Oz
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,700
Posted By hugivza
Worship?

One good church deserves another
Forum: RFF Polls 05-30-2008
Replies: 122
Views: 8,719
Posted By hugivza
Seriously at 15 with a Dacora Digna, shortly...

Seriously at 15 with a Dacora Digna, shortly followed by a Dacora Dignette, a forunner to the Ilford Sportsman. This was soon traded for a used Contaflex I with a 2.8 Tessar which I still have. The...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-30-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,373
Posted By hugivza
On the Street

Melbourne Summer - oxymoronic if you're from Perth
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 6,561
Posted By hugivza
In that this is clearly a male dominated forum, I...

In that this is clearly a male dominated forum, I wonder how many have consulted their wives on what might be an appropriate answer from their viewpoint to Dante's question. Is it because deep down...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-29-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By hugivza
I have never strayed into the Leica field,...

I have never strayed into the Leica field, prefering my aging Contax IIIa and my recently acquired Bessa R and R2. The Bessa is simple and effective, and at a price which sometimes makes me wonder...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-28-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 6,561
Posted By hugivza
Keep the Leica, the last thing you want to do is...

Keep the Leica, the last thing you want to do is start a marriage with regrets!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,896
Posted By hugivza
Honey Possums

Sorry so late!
Forum: RFF Polls 05-27-2008
Replies: 147
Views: 12,995
Posted By hugivza
Most of my watches are mechanical. For me a...

Most of my watches are mechanical. For me a watch mechanical movement represents the zenith of mechanical precision: so I have two Zeniths, and a Rolex which my wife bought me as a wedding present...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-26-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,061
Posted By hugivza
I hope that I can stay awake that long! Thanks...

I hope that I can stay awake that long! Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Travel 05-19-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,107
Posted By hugivza
You have had enough advice to cover three times...

You have had enough advice to cover three times your allotted time. For me, if you had more time, Glencoe and the Cuillin Hills of Skye afford some magificent, but bleak scenery. On the assumption...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-16-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,166
Posted By hugivza
Love it - can't post examples as am in the wilds...

Love it - can't post examples as am in the wilds of Borneo.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,851
Posted By hugivza
Quote: "Personally I find the chaps actions...

Quote: "Personally I find the chaps actions repugnant, and for all I know illegal in Italy but then again you could only sell Goya’s clothed Maja in Saudi, taste and Art are different beasts"

Taste...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,851
Posted By hugivza
Yes we have written constitution similarly to the...

Yes we have written constitution similarly to the US. The Constitution is the legal platform on which all other laws are based. Whereas in the US there have been several amendments to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,851
Posted By hugivza
This is always going to be a vexed question, as...

This is always going to be a vexed question, as rights exist only to the extent that they are protected at law. Where it becomes blurred is in weighing up say a photographers right to take a photo,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,826
Posted By hugivza
I thought that this was a "family show". Of...

I thought that this was a "family show". Of course it isn't the only passion in my life, just the one that I spend a reasonable amount of money on. Passion is a very strong word, I am not sure that...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-07-2008
Replies: 157
Views: 17,326
Posted By hugivza
On a regular basis: Contax IIa and IIIa, and...

On a regular basis: Contax IIa and IIIa, and Bessa R and 2a, and occasionally a Kyocera Contax TVS for convenience. The Bessas are relatively newly acquired and I like their relaitve lightness and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-05-2008
Replies: 80
Views: 12,855
Posted By hugivza
Yes to both, but a long time ago. What is...

Yes to both, but a long time ago. What is interesting to read in the posts is the implicit prudery concerning the word 'naked', this despite that fact that there are important occasions in life when...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-01-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 4,394
Posted By hugivza
"For the last roll I tried winding a bit past the...

"For the last roll I tried winding a bit past the start mark before I closed the back and got perfect spacing".

The best ideas are often the simplest - thanks for the "heads up"
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-23-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,966
Posted By hugivza
Henry worked wonders with my IIIa including...

Henry worked wonders with my IIIa including selenium cell replacement. He has worked his excellent magic on my lenses. I currently have had both my IIa's with him and they are slowly working up the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-22-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By hugivza
Enjoyed the shots, thanks for sharing!

Enjoyed the shots, thanks for sharing!
Forum: RFF Polls 04-22-2008
Replies: 169
Views: 17,370
Posted By hugivza
My wife has a black belt in shopping and the...

My wife has a black belt in shopping and the handbag to match! Given that I travel extensively as part of my work I have been known to carry a fetching little number in black leather which carries...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,436
Posted By hugivza
I agree that the hood occludes the in camera...

I agree that the hood occludes the in camera viewfinder, but it does not interfere with the rangefinder focussing, and the lens does have a TOC finder which is very bright.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,867
Posted By hugivza
Ultron 28 1.9 First results

I took my newly acquired 28/1.9 for a test drive this past weekend. Once I got used to swapping from one viewfinder to the other it was fine. So far so good - it's not for sale.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-18-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,867
Posted By hugivza
Getting ready to play with my new toy, the...

Getting ready to play with my new toy, the 28/1.9, I compared the view through the R2A and R viewfinders with the 28mm finder. If you have the lens without the viewfinder, the extreme edges of the...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-17-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,619
Posted By hugivza
Sounds like you're going to be hungry for a long...

Sounds like you're going to be hungry for a long time Joe
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-17-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,867
Posted By hugivza
I don't know what is happening with other users,...

I don't know what is happening with other users, but I have just bought one which arrived in the post today so I am looking forward to "test driving" it this weekend.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-17-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,619
Posted By hugivza
I presume that the reference to 'aliens' is to...

I presume that the reference to 'aliens' is to extra terrestial beings, which I doubt exist in a contactable form due to proximity alone. If it refers to persons who normally reside in another...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-14-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 30,900
Posted By hugivza
For price and performance for under $200, I agree...

For price and performance for under $200, I agree with a Kiev and J8 combination. Other than that there are a whole host of SLR's as has already been pointed out. You need to have one eye on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-14-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 4,818
Posted By hugivza
I have had no problems buying or selling...

I have had no problems buying or selling equipment through RFF. Those members with whom I have dealt with have been prompt in replies, sending funds, and in sending gear to assuage the symptoms my...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-13-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 7,889
Posted By hugivza
My goodness, what an exciting debate on "horses...

My goodness, what an exciting debate on "horses for courses"- quotes from Lord Denning, with shades of the late Charlton Heston at the NRA and philosphy thrown in for good measure. Given the high...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-08-2008
Replies: 197
Views: 71,277
Posted By hugivza
I bought my first R about a month ago complete...

I bought my first R about a month ago complete with a 3.5/2.4 Color Skopar, just prior to going on a business trip to the wilds of Borneo (don't ask!). The camera was fantastic to lug around, and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-08-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,830
Posted By hugivza
I received delivery of one at the weekend - at...

I received delivery of one at the weekend - at the price it looks to be excellent value.

I enjoyed your photos Willie - it just looks to be in too cold a part of the world for me.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-08-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 5,829
Posted By hugivza
Back from Borneo

I bought a Bessa R on EBay a couple of weeks ago just before going off on a trip to Kalimantan. These are from the 35/2.5 which I bought with the camera. It looks to be a great lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-19-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 2,635
Posted By hugivza
An interesting commentary on a multi faceted...

An interesting commentary on a multi faceted individual, who perhaps fortunately was ahead of his time. His photos show a fine eye for detail and an understanding of his enviornment.
Forum: RFF News 03-16-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 4,341
Posted By hugivza
A weak US dollar does nobody any good. Australia...

A weak US dollar does nobody any good. Australia is largely a commodity based economy, most of which are denominated in US dollars, so whereas we are trading at 0.95 at present this means our cost...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-11-2008
Replies: 520
Views: 25,923
Posted By hugivza
Mine was produced in 1973, back when God was a...

Mine was produced in 1973, back when God was a boy, by an artist called "Texas Tim" at a fair in San Antonio, I was living in Houston at the time, a long way from Oz and then some!
Forum: RFF Polls 03-06-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 3,804
Posted By hugivza
It depends - if this is an official enquiry on...

It depends - if this is an official enquiry on behalf of my wife then the answer is very little; if it is not then I probably do not wish either me or you to know the truth as it would be...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-13-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 2,291
Posted By hugivza
I thought that Robin was merely indicating that...

I thought that Robin was merely indicating that he had kept abreast of the interchange to date. I agree that they are a nice pair. Iwas interested to read of the 21mm Biogon and to see the results....
Forum: RFF Polls 09-11-2007
Replies: 124
Views: 18,245
Posted By hugivza
50mm for me: it's often too short, rarely too...

50mm for me: it's often too short, rarely too wide, but on balance, is about right as an effective compromise; and the fact that most 50mm lenses have lower f stops than comparable 35mm etc, gives an...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-06-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,269
Posted By hugivza
My view, is that since the cost of the CLA can be...

My view, is that since the cost of the CLA can be greater than the market value of the camera, including the CLA within your asking price will disproportionately increase its cost Unless there are...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-21-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 2,420
Posted By hugivza
www.elekm.net/zeiss-ikon/repair/spool.html Raid...

www.elekm.net/zeiss-ikon/repair/spool.html

Raid if you are into making a take up spool yourself, try the above link.

Good luck - I am jealous of your $150 IIIa!!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-18-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,746
Posted By hugivza
I have just got my IIIa back from Henry Scherer...

I have just got my IIIa back from Henry Scherer having first sent it to a local repairer. I am sure that there are other reputable repairers around the globe, but Henry's work is excellent if you...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-18-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,455
Posted By hugivza
Missing my IIIa whilst it was with Dr Scherer, I...

Missing my IIIa whilst it was with Dr Scherer, I succumbed to the purchase of a II on the baying auction house. It comes with a 5/1.5 Sonnar so it will be interesting to compare between the two...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-14-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,976
Posted By hugivza
Fed and Zorki measurements

I measured my Zorki 1 and Fed 1 and their base are almost identical measurements were as follows:

Zorki 1 width of base with cover removed = 28.35 mm
length of base with cover removed...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-24-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 4,110
Posted By hugivza
I haqve a Nikon 35 TI which is a little querky...

I haqve a Nikon 35 TI which is a little querky but optically good, but have just acquired a Kyocera Contax TVS to replace one which was stolen for 20C on the dollar. The Sonnar lens is excellent. ...
Forum: Other RF 05-18-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By hugivza
Enjoy!! I got one off e-bay last year in similar...

Enjoy!! I got one off e-bay last year in similar condition. It is a delight, and hard to realise that it is 50+ years old.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2006
Replies: 63
Views: 3,001
Posted By hugivza
The term "last camera" implies a sense of...

The term "last camera" implies a sense of ultimate finality, a somewhat depressing concept to embrace. Hopefully, nothing currently in my possession as it would mean an early visit from the Reaper. ...
Forum: Other RF 04-27-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By hugivza
I had a Periflex I which I used for a couple of...

I had a Periflex I which I used for a couple of years in the 60's before moving to a Contaflex. I read John Lewis' book last year and can thoroughly recommend it as an interesting history and "good...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-09-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By hugivza
I was humbled to think that the love of Western...

I was humbled to think that the love of Western Australia (WA) extended far beyond these antipodean shores!!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-05-2006
Replies: 47
Views: 36,314
Posted By hugivza
Dexdog, thanks for that! I was interested in the...

Dexdog, thanks for that! I was interested in the break between the mechanical link and the PC link. My colour dial IIIa has a serial no A57XXX, and hence according to the table was produced in...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-31-2006
Replies: 96
Views: 4,963
Posted By hugivza
Enjoy and congratulations

Enjoy and congratulations
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By hugivza
Try LabX in St Kilda. I had scans and...

Try LabX in St Kilda. I had scans and development work done there last month which was totally satisfactory. I have just moved to Melbourne on a temporary basis and will be quite happy to use them...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2005
Replies: 22
Views: 797
Posted By hugivza
Thanks for the heads up on the J-12 and the...

Thanks for the heads up on the J-12 and the Contax. My IIIa body is being CLA'd and in the meantime I have acquired a J-12 which has to be one of my favourite lenses(I have been using it for the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-17-2005
Replies: 45
Views: 2,310
Posted By hugivza
To my mind, the easiest way to resolve this...

To my mind, the easiest way to resolve this matter is to contact the artist ,as has already been suggested. Non legal opinions about the law are of little value, the only opinion of value is that of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-16-2005
Replies: 104
Views: 3,364
Posted By hugivza
OT: I found the receipt for my first Canon F1...

OT: I found the receipt for my first Canon F1 with 50/1.4 SSC lens - $US369 in 1979 from Best Products in Houston. They even included a Winter Olympics logo. It seemed like a fortune at the time. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-13-2005
Replies: 37
Views: 2,609
Posted By hugivza
An interesting thread. One of the things that I...

An interesting thread. One of the things that I have enjoyed about the forum is the lack of dogmatism; the belief, or perhaps more correctly the lack thereof, that that the only way to nirvana or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-08-2005
Replies: 87
Views: 5,144
Posted By hugivza
About a 13 Mb scan based on what I got scanned!

About a 13 Mb scan based on what I got scanned!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-08-2005
Replies: 87
Views: 5,144
Posted By hugivza
Rover Trust that you have received my offering...

Rover

Trust that you have received my offering with additional info?!!!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-07-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 2,269
Posted By hugivza
I like my 4A as it is very similar to my IIIa. ...

I like my 4A as it is very similar to my IIIa. Of my FSU cameras, along with perhaps the Zorki 4 it is the best to operate IMO. The shutter is comparitively quiet, making it ideal for using on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By hugivza
Several years ago I read a book on a similar...

Several years ago I read a book on a similar theme called "Blue Highways" by William Somebody or other (Moon I think). He travelled on all of the back roads of the US, ie those roads marked in blue...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By hugivza
I am not sure if the adage "age before beauty"...

I am not sure if the adage "age before beauty" counts, but clearly age is evident amongst the membership, myself included, as well as the equipment used. Thanks guys - it's nice to know that I am...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By hugivza
Oldest RF on RFF?

I recently acquired a FED which I eventually identified as a 1d, circa 1940 and I wondered what is the oldest camera in regular use on the forum. I have just taken it out this past weekend and am...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-05-2005
Replies: 29
Views: 2,209
Posted By hugivza
Mike Loved your rig - pristine and elegant come...

Mike

Loved your rig - pristine and elegant come to mind!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-03-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By hugivza
I confess to having one, but having picked up a...

I confess to having one, but having picked up a small albeda finder for $2 which has finder frames for 135 and 35; and with the camera viewfinder covering 50mm, I have only attempted to use it with...
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