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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,222
Posted By kiemchacsu
shooting film is a trend now, as it used to be i...

shooting film is a trend now, as it used to be i guess.
at least; hanging out with a film camera (but actually using iphone to take photos)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
- 6-7 days is a long enough to travel/ discover...

- 6-7 days is a long enough to travel/ discover Hanoi and other surround provinces. Is this your plan or you will stay the whole trip in Hanoi?
- foody stalls and restaurants are eveywhere. just look...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,997
Posted By kiemchacsu
no persional offense here, me myself found this...

no persional offense here,
me myself found this project interesting already.
not that I need it cause I got 2 authentic Leica 35mm lenses already
but the efforts that one try to remake or make new...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By kiemchacsu
wonderful series; thanks for posting it's funny...

wonderful series;
thanks for posting
it's funny that I've never been to Ba Na hills before.
I wish that I could have visited it before they built giant amusement park there.
This owner, Sun group,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By kiemchacsu
i dont believe in crowd funding. just release...

i dont believe in crowd funding.
just release product and we will decide if we want to buy it (or not)
just a few seconds of product video and convincing us to buy is totally BS
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 5,249
Posted By kiemchacsu
with the inncrease of Kentmere 400 price recently...

with the inncrease of Kentmere 400 price recently ($50 at B&H), Ultrafine Xtreme 400 has become the best bang for the bucks
<<<<< Leica M2, 35mm f2.8 Summaron, Ultrafine Xtreme 400 developed in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
where do you guys get your bikes washed and...

where do you guys get your bikes washed and fixed?
in hanoi, it could be done right on the pavement
<<<<< Leica M2, 35mm f2.8 Summaron, Ultrafine Xtreme 400...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
yes, it was pure luck the details on her shirt....

yes, it was pure luck the details on her shirt.
however what catched by eyes was the impressions of the group, quite interesting.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
thank you; panorama by film is fun

thank you; panorama by film is fun
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Foreigner folks also enjoy street food in...

Foreigner folks also enjoy street food in Hanoi
Gear: Leica M2; 35mm f2,8 Summaron; Ultrafine Xtreme 400 developed in HC-110 (H)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48176259127_e33b3bfc1e_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Hanoi people loves beer especially draught beer,...

Hanoi people loves beer especially draught beer, very popular here.
you can find these kind of street beer stations every where

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48176259667_4f9c01d298_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
an Afternoon in Hanoi Botanic garden...

an Afternoon in Hanoi Botanic garden

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48167007966_e9972715f3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gomvmA)1906_UF400_35F2M2_46_snBen_p1 (https://flic.kr/p/2gomvmA) by trung...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
what writen on her pullover: "Saint Anthony...

what writen on her pullover:
"Saint Anthony please do a miracle"

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48160976301_f9b82ca98a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gnPAmn)1906_UF400_35F2M2_31_snBen_p1...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By kiemchacsu
yes, this summer in Hanoi has been being very...

yes, this summer in Hanoi has been being very tough. Hot and humid.
Looking to Europe suffering same problem. I guess it's a global issue.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By kiemchacsu
are these from your last visit to...

are these from your last visit to vietnam?
looking foward to see more, and of course from the Kowa 6 also.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By kiemchacsu
this comment made me laugh. being a native people...

this comment made me laugh.
being a native people here in hanoi, and has drived in AUS (opposite to what we do in Vietnam), I would say that if you can drive in Vietnam, you can drive elsewhere....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By kiemchacsu
put it on eBay auction with clear...

put it on eBay auction with clear descriptions
the market will tell how much it would go
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-12-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
I checked the link Eventhough I am not a fan of...

I checked the link
Eventhough I am not a fan of pinhole photography but I always enjoy how foreingers see my country.
And it seems that you guys enjoyed the trip also.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,439
Posted By kiemchacsu
i always welcome new film related...

i always welcome new film related products.
however, pricing too high this quite simple machine could be a huge barrier for new film shooter.
just my 2cent. i dont need it though as i rarely develop...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 4,267
Posted By kiemchacsu
what is the best price for C200 now if buying...

what is the best price for C200 now if buying bulk, says 100rolls at least
and of course, where can i find that deal?
thanks.
once upon a time, i bought 100rolls from adorama for $1.45/roll but i...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 969
Posted By kiemchacsu
well, this is actualy the first time saw how to...

well, this is actualy the first time saw how to load a screw mount leica, as I never had one.
it's really a PAIN to load film, isn't it?
how long would it take one to load film and ready to shot on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 912
Posted By kiemchacsu
I once had to pay $300 to fix electronic control...

I once had to pay $300 to fix electronic control of the M7 curtain
quite hestate to reccomend the M7
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,343
Posted By kiemchacsu
Here you are. I attached one more photo to show...

Here you are. I attached one more photo to show how the oxidizing affects the cover....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,343
Posted By kiemchacsu
the MA sucks, actually my friend's MA shows...

the MA sucks, actually
my friend's MA shows issues after about one year
and he found out that, Leica use the same chassis of the MP for the -new-MA
They just cover the battery compartment with a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,375
Posted By kiemchacsu
I do not have cheap bodies camera at the moment...

I do not have cheap bodies camera at the moment either. only Leica and Rolleiflex
I used to have a FM2N but I guess that doesnt fit the criteria in the OP
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-28-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
quite a clich photo, wandering with...

quite a clich photo, wandering with dog

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47955779883_40e7e150d4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g4FUB6)Wandering with dog (https://flic.kr/p/2g4FUB6) by trung nguyen...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Flickr is up again, here are some reccent...

Flickr is up again, here are some reccent shots
Activities around a lake.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47922730942_750f457fc2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g1LwiL)Hanoi by the lake...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
That's exotic route. Wise choice. You've gone...

That's exotic route. Wise choice. You've gone through all Unesco Heritages of Vietnam. Can't wait to see some photos.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 302
Views: 40,253
Posted By kiemchacsu
it's quite funny photo, I missed it previously.

it's quite funny photo, I missed it previously.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-14-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
these two women sitting for hours doing...

these two women sitting for hours doing this

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33972347168_ece3d19177_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TL2aeA)1904_K400_35F2M2_89_taynguyen_p1_resize...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,334
Posted By kiemchacsu
No I have not done a direct test, just random...

No I have not done a direct test, just random shots on both films but I am sure there is test elsewhere on the net.
Anyway, it is a little different as I stated earlier and both are on par.


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Forum: Travel 05-13-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,398
Posted By kiemchacsu
Wow, it is a great honor for me to be mentioned...

Wow, it is a great honor for me to be mentioned in this. Appreciated.
I once visited Malaysia long time ago am from what I remember, it is multi cultures country and of course s great source for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Wow, that is great. Once you done processing...

Wow, that is great.
Once you done processing your films, feel free to share some photos to this thread if you do not mind.


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Below panorama is stiched from 3 vertical...

Below panorama is stiched from 3 vertical photos.
Full size photo is 9538 x 5523 (52MPX equivalent)
You can see the whole landscape of Da Dia reef in Phu Yen,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
thank you Erik, I also enjoyed the landscape very...

thank you Erik, I also enjoyed the landscape very much
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,334
Posted By kiemchacsu
I am with Jan regarding Kentmere films. While...

I am with Jan regarding Kentmere films. While Ultrafine xtreme is quite similar to Kentmere but I still can see some differences, for instance Ultrafine is less grainy than Kentmere a little...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,334
Posted By kiemchacsu
I have shot all ultrafine xtreme, kentmere amd...

I have shot all ultrafine xtreme, kentmere amd hp5.
I found that the first 2 are quite on par, both in terms of quality and price. However, hp5 is way better (and 1.5 times more expensive)


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,334
Posted By kiemchacsu
Which of the cheapo b&w ISO 400 film's has the highest actual sensitivity?

Check out Ultrafine Xtreme film lines.

Edit. Oh I just read that you are in Europe where Ultrafine is not available.


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,128
Posted By kiemchacsu
this kind of discussion is what i love on RFF so...

this kind of discussion is what i love on RFF
so many different perspectives on a matter.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
A recent photo I took in "Da Dia" reef in Phu Yen...

A recent photo I took in "Da Dia" reef in Phu Yen province
I've spent 8 days with family on 3000km road trip from Hanoi to Quy Nhon (via Kontum and Banmethuot). Kind of a tough trip for kids but also...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Hey Tim and Peter, welcome back to the...

Hey Tim and Peter, welcome back to the country.
Have a great trip.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,128
Posted By kiemchacsu
Well if you said so, nothing is really matter...

Well if you said so, nothing is really matter after all, including most of what we have been discussed here on RFF.
I guess, understanding the history context is another way to enjoy a photo


Sent...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,128
Posted By kiemchacsu
it turns out that a simple question has led to...

it turns out that a simple question has led to interesting discussion about photography history.
And yes, while he bulk loaded the films by himseld, he send his films out to develop under his...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,128
Posted By kiemchacsu
Did HCB Henri-Cartier-Bresson develop the negatives by himself?

Well, we probably all knew about his famous printers who handled most of his prints. However I haven’t found any evidence about how his films were processed?
Has anyone have any idea about...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
THe photo below were take with 3 single shots...

THe photo below were take with 3 single shots and combined in photoshop.
I quite like panorama taken by film
Leica M2, 35/2.8 Summaron, Kentmere...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Are you coming to Vietnam this May, have a great...

Are you coming to Vietnam this May, have a great trip. Hope you enjoy visiting Vietnam.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
thank you; and all photos taken by me are on...

thank you; and all photos taken by me are on film
Long live film photography
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Yeah; as long as you get acquaintance to the...

Yeah; as long as you get acquaintance to the traffic; it will be okay
But I must admit that many foreigner folks would feel very threaten
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,466
Posted By kiemchacsu
This! My current setup is M2 and 35/2,8 summaron...

This!
My current setup is M2 and 35/2,8 summaron and 35/2 Summicron
Still don&rsquo;t know which one I prefer, but I must say that the Summaron renders black and white really great.


Sent from my...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By kiemchacsu
thanks for putting efforts making these...

thanks for putting efforts making these comparision?
how about the distoration? is the nokton as good as the summircon?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 1,226
Posted By kiemchacsu
Super shots. The lens is very sharp, is not it?

Super shots.
The lens is very sharp, is not it?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 15,926
Posted By kiemchacsu
RIP Roger, My condolences to his family. RFF is...

RIP Roger,
My condolences to his family.
RFF is will not be the same without him.
A great loss for all.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 15,926
Posted By kiemchacsu
All the best to Roger, and be strong! Sent...

All the best to Roger, and be strong!



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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-02-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 19,878
Posted By kiemchacsu
Lovely thread. Makes me miss my sold M3.

Lovely thread. Makes me miss my sold M3.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-31-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
country side in the North region. this village is...

country side in the North region.
this village is not far from center of Hanoi, only about 30km
but you can feel different atmosphere...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-31-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
thanks, more people more funs

thanks,
more people more funs
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Leica M2; 35/2 Summicron IV; Kodak...

Leica M2; 35/2 Summicron IV; Kodak 400TX
https://live.staticflickr.com/7801/46659283984_3d84e13c63_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2e682xw)Hanoi February 2019 (https://flic.kr/p/2e682xw) by trung nguyen...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-24-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7805/46659283884_a8...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7805/46659283884_a8a41a0f09_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2e682vN)Hanoi February 2019 (https://flic.kr/p/2e682vN) by trung nguyen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/trungnc/),...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-24-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
it's always fun to have more people...

it's always fun to have more people engaged

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4826/33506231578_0845a071d1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T3QciU)Hanoi February 2019 (https://flic.kr/p/T3QciU) by trung nguyen...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-23-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By kiemchacsu
No worries, the Nikon scanner was designed for...

No worries, the Nikon scanner was designed for fool proof.
I forgot to open the rear door several times and Nikon software just showed a notification then it will reject the film out. No harms.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-23-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By kiemchacsu
A Member here sent to me

A Member here sent to me
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2019
Replies: 302
Views: 40,253
Posted By kiemchacsu
Btw the first photo in latest batch looks like it...

Btw the first photo in latest batch looks like it was taken several defaces ago. Great mood.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2019
Replies: 302
Views: 40,253
Posted By kiemchacsu
Well didn't know that it's still winter in...

Well didn't know that it's still winter in Canada.
I feel lucky that I live in a tropical country.
Once I was in Korea in winter for few days in a business trip, could not stand the temperature...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
drinking coffee while listening to the birds...

drinking coffee while listening to the birds singing
leica m2
35/2 summicron
kodak tri-x developed in kodak hc110h

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7835/47329558782_448a3b3f63_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
hi yossi, the ancient Elmar is very sharp I...

hi yossi,
the ancient Elmar is very sharp
I like the 2nd among the recent batch
Keep posting photos.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
when did the last time you have your hair...

when did the last time you have your hair cut?

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4912/46659283924_862aa023aa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2e682wu)Hanoi February 2019 (https://flic.kr/p/2e682wu) by trung...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
surely the city the way it is :)

surely the city the way it is :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
welcome to post into the thread; i guess that...

welcome to post into the thread;
i guess that above photo would make some people shocked, LOL
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
THere are quite few capenters still working in...

THere are quite few capenters still working in the old quarters. His products are mainly small decoration objects.
Originally the old 36-streets represented different communities who make particular...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By kiemchacsu
thanks for the information. a great read.

thanks for the information.
a great read.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
A sunny winter day in Hanoi...

A sunny winter day in Hanoi...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,925
Posted By kiemchacsu
Oh yes they can make parts for Leica, good that...

Oh yes they can make parts for Leica, good that you mentioned.
The guy in Saigon I met he cast the top plate of Leica M6 by brass to replace the zinc one.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Totally true, you see similar scenes every where....

Totally true, you see similar scenes every where. That is why sometimes I find difficult to find new things out of common things around me.

I remember you mentioned that last time you were here is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Thanks, In facts since I started this thread, I...

Thanks,

In facts since I started this thread, I have met several RFF buddies here in Hanoi. Welcome to Vietnam , one day!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Another one in Dong Xuan market ...

Another one in Dong Xuan market

...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,925
Posted By kiemchacsu
I guess we are lucky. In Vietnam, more and more...

I guess we are lucky.
In Vietnam, more and more people are interested in film photography, including new tech men.
As I mentioned earlier , Leica M camera can be repainted here, other services are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
New developed photo, taken in Dong Xuan...

New developed photo, taken in Dong Xuan Market
The #geometry of #dongxuan #market #hanoi #vietnam #fp4plus #ilford #leicam2...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Well come to the forum. If you have a chance to...

Well come to the forum.
If you have a chance to Visit VIETNAM, I think will not disappoint.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,925
Posted By kiemchacsu
Leica M2 or Minolta CLE as a 1st film camera

Short answer: M2
Long answer: Check thread love my M2 In Tom Abrahamsson forum
https://is.gd/y3Tjwr


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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-23-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By kiemchacsu
The feeder SA21 is expensive. Do not destroy it....

The feeder SA21 is expensive. Do not destroy it.
As mentioned, a flatbed scanner can fulfill your request but really, why bother?


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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-22-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By kiemchacsu
I dont think that you can scan the whole frame...

I dont think that you can scan the whole frame with Nikon 4000.
I have same machine.
However you can scan wider frame with manual film feeder MA-20 and FH-3 film holder rather than using...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
#reading the #difference between #generations...

#reading the #difference between #generations #kentmere100

...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-17-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,600
Posted By kiemchacsu
In that case, we dont need Leica lenses anymore,...

In that case, we dont need Leica lenses anymore, DO we? LOL
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-17-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,600
Posted By kiemchacsu
Hat off to Chinese products. It's really amazing...

Hat off to Chinese products.
It's really amazing to produce with extremly low cost.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Thanks, Another one taken in Lap An lagoon, Hue....

Thanks,
Another one taken in Lap An lagoon, Hue.
Leica m2 35/2,8 summaron...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Gathering in street and having lunch or drink...

Gathering in street and having lunch or drink together in Hanoi old quarter seems very fun #leicam2 #35mmsummaron #filmphotography

...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Hanoi viewed through Leica M

Hanoi 2019
Leica M2
35/2,8 summaron
Kentmere 100 developed in kodak hc110 E 10mins 20C

...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5,700
Posted By kiemchacsu
Actually in the opposite way, Since using bulk...

Actually in the opposite way,
Since using bulk load film, i know that the last 1-2 frames would be burn out already so normally I shoot quickly last frames to finish the roll in soonest way.


Sent...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5,700
Posted By kiemchacsu
Thanks for the tip. It would reduce the film...

Thanks for the tip. It would reduce the film waste in Watson loader, 1 frame/ roll I guess.


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5,700
Posted By kiemchacsu
Well, very much interesting information. Just...

Well, very much interesting information.
Just come up with this bad boy, nobody has mentioned it. Would you take...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Hanoi viewed through Leica M

Below photo was taken in Hue city.
It was the former capital of VIETNAM...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,982
Posted By kiemchacsu
I use this website https://downloadgram.com/ Then...

I use this website https://downloadgram.com/
Then copy image url and embed to RFf, of course it is not straightforward as Flickr but still manageable.
You can check latest uploads in my Hanoi...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,982
Posted By kiemchacsu
I deleted some of my photos to keep Flickr stream...

I deleted some of my photos to keep Flickr stream at 1000 photos. I won't delete more but no more updates there, instead of my Instagram

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
linking photos from Instagram is not too...

linking photos from Instagram is not too...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
The logic of chaos, in Hanoi old...

The logic of chaos, in Hanoi old...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5,700
Posted By kiemchacsu
Revival this thread, just to know what kind of...

Revival this thread, just to know what kind of loader you are using now.
I have used several Lloyd loaders and so far all good. I just order a Watson and will see how it performs compared to Lloyd....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Hello everyone, new fresh roll of 2019...

Hello everyone,
new fresh roll of 2019...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By kiemchacsu
What kind of timer is it?

Since you are familiar with it, just wanna to confirm that the Mark Time timer is limited to 60 seconds count down only, is not it? Or is there other way to set longer time?

EDIT: found out that the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By kiemchacsu
Thanks Steve for super detailed explanation. Now...

Thanks Steve for super detailed explanation. Now I know what it is.

As I said earlier that timer was included in a darkroom bundle that I bought. I may not need it know but always good to know how...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By kiemchacsu
It is M. H Rhodes 78100 model Still no user...

It is M. H Rhodes 78100 model
Still no user manual so far, only ads listings.
Having said that, not sure if it works as 125V electrical system is quite odd here. We use 220V system, and normal...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By kiemchacsu
Thank you. I forgot the function of image...

Thank you.
I forgot the function of image search.
The first 2 are exactly the same what I have now.
I will entertain to search more of how it works.
It is very well made and feel solid.


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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By kiemchacsu
What kind of timer is it?

Well, i bought a lot of darkroom equipment and this timer was in that even though i may not need this.

Without plug the AC in 125v 15A only, the timer is still working mechanically to count down 60...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,481
Posted By kiemchacsu
Adox CHS 100 II film is back!!

Wow, who would need that gigantic negative 20x24
Btw, it is always good to have new film.


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 5,578
Posted By kiemchacsu
Reading this thread, I realized that on this...

Reading this thread, I realized that on this forum, Nikon is the only topic besides Leica that can attract huge attentions.


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Hello, its good to see more Vietnamese in this...

Hello, its good to see more Vietnamese in this forum. Please do not hesitate to post photos in this thread.
Looking at your Flickr stream, I can see that you and I know some people in common. Maybe...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Wow, it's a great honor to me that I could give...

Wow, it's a great honor to me that I could give the inspirations (in some ways) to help you make the trip to North of Vietnam. I hope that you enjoyed it.

About my flickr stream, about 150 photos...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Since my FLickr is over 1000 photos and I do not...

Since my FLickr is over 1000 photos and I do not have intention to upgrade to PRO,
I will use Instagram as my main photo sharing site
It turns out that full size photo from INstagram is not bad at...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-30-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,775
Posted By kiemchacsu
Lengthy, but important...

All of my photos are uploaded to Google photos.
While I really appreciate the ability to search anything from Google, I still keep my files locally in 2 hard drives.
If all above solutions dies one...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-07-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By kiemchacsu
OP posted link about A7 II, not the old one

OP posted link about A7 II, not the old one
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By kiemchacsu
Yes it is a good app. I use it since it was...

Yes it is a good app.
I use it since it was still free. However it is not at the moment about ten bucks I think.

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Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,448
Posted By kiemchacsu
Flickr account changes announced

I have gradually uploaded photos to Instagram, but as you said, sharing photos from there to forum is not great as flickr does.

In addition, photo compression is way too high on instagram. Flickr...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,448
Posted By kiemchacsu
That's really tough. In the past (says before...

That's really tough. In the past (says before 2013), older photos were not shown in top page of free account user, -but- still view-able if there were linked to forum before, such as RFF for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 551
Posted By kiemchacsu
The Rolleiflex 3.5f When i need it, it is super,...

The Rolleiflex 3.5f
When i need it, it is super, especially for family portraits.
However, my Leica M2 is in action more often


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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-16-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By kiemchacsu
I do exactly the same. I believe that this is...

I do exactly the same.
I believe that this is also a common practice among film users nowadays.


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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-15-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 4,830
Posted By kiemchacsu
I re-purchased a 35/2,8 m2 version to accompany...

I re-purchased a 35/2,8 m2 version to accompany with my favorite lens the 35/2 type 4. I will try to keep both even though i have to admit that i feel redundant a bit sometimes.
Interesting that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By kiemchacsu
I use this method so. I normally make solution at...

I use this method so.
I normally make solution at temp 18-19C. My development time is kept around 6-8mins, hence the temp variation is under the tolerance.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By kiemchacsu
Where are you located? I remember that member...

Where are you located?
I remember that member HHphoto listed some good labs in US, EU and Australia
Do try a search.


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Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 5,029
Posted By kiemchacsu
RFF do have internal hosting. Check it out the...

RFF do have internal hosting.
Check it out the Gallery section
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-28-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,144
Posted By kiemchacsu
Iphone camera is never good enough for a good...

Iphone camera is never good enough for a good scan I am afraid. For preview or quick sharing Facebook it would be okay.


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Hanoi viewed through Leica M

You are welcome.
Thanh is a very capable repair man.
Give him a try.


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-25-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Certainly, his name is Thanh Address: 125/16/12...

Certainly, his name is Thanh
Address: 125/16/12 Bi Đnh Tu, Ward 24, Bnh Thạnh, HCMC
HP: 0902349935
His Facebook profile
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001196699001


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-24-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
In Vietnam, more and more people have been...

In Vietnam, more and more people have been engaged to Film photography.
Last time, I posted about a new darkroom opening in Hanoi.
This time, it's about a Leica repairman in Saigon. He can handle a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-18-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,884
Posted By kiemchacsu
I believed that Noritsu hs1800 or Frontier sp3000...

I believed that Noritsu hs1800 or Frontier sp3000 are among the most popular scanners used by labs.
Looking to your scans, I can say that not only the scanner is good but also film developing is top...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-18-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,884
Posted By kiemchacsu
Do you have any idea about the scanner the lab...

Do you have any idea about the scanner the lab used?
Images look fantastic.


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
another one from achive hanoi 3/2015 leica m2,...

another one from achive
hanoi 3/2015
leica m2, 35/2 v4, ilord fp4 plus

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1876/42684720950_97b95cb55e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/282UmqE)Beautiful street vendor...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
thank you Erik; appreciated your compliments.

thank you Erik; appreciated your compliments.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,177
Posted By kiemchacsu
Help me learn to love my 35mm lens?

Agreed with some comments above?
Why you _have_to like 35mm while you are happy with 50mm already.
At the end of the day, pictures are final results and i am sure that no one cares if a picture was...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By kiemchacsu
It&rsquo;s really amazing that after 60 years, a...

It&rsquo;s really amazing that after 60 years, a lens can still be a benchmark one for others.


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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-30-2018
Replies: 138
Views: 12,305
Posted By kiemchacsu
Buy it when you can. I think Leica old lenses...

Buy it when you can.
I think Leica old lenses will increase their prices, taking consider that the popularity of mirrorless camera which encourage people to try different lenses.



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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-29-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,298
Posted By kiemchacsu
Scan. It&rsquo;s convenient and results are good....

Scan. It&rsquo;s convenient and results are good. I have excellent scanner Nikon Coolscan if it counts.

I have tried wet print several times but i found that digital print is serving me well.

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,664
Posted By kiemchacsu
yes; but in my case is leica lens. couple years...

yes; but in my case is leica lens.
couple years ago i got an offer 450EUR for a 35/2.8 summaron mint with box
now you know how the price skyrocketed.
i finally bought another summaron but no box and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-24-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,096
Posted By kiemchacsu
This +++ In my case only hc110. Rodinal is good...

This +++
In my case only hc110. Rodinal is good for low speed film but not my taste for 400 iso film. Hc110 is more versatile i think.



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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2018
Replies: 532
Views: 46,921
Posted By kiemchacsu
wonderful photos, as usual Erik. I especially...

wonderful photos, as usual Erik.
I especially like the one of snow scene.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Head up: The Leica meet event in Hanoi will be...

Head up:

The Leica meet event in Hanoi will be organized in 28 September this year.
If you happen to be there , feel free to join.
Link here...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By kiemchacsu
For real light meter i am pretty sure that there...

For real light meter i am pretty sure that there were many discussions before, try to search a bit.

For iPhone app, i use below one. Quite accurate. I checked with digital camera and it works.

I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-12-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By kiemchacsu
I ordered the tab from Michael His is for the...

I ordered the tab from Michael
His is for the 35/1,4 while my lens is 35/2 iv so i took the risk that it would not fit my lens perfectly
In fact the 2 positioning pins and the screw shape are not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
well, below is another photo i decided to post...

well, below is another photo i decided to post when looking through the archive
hanoi winter 2014
leica m2 35mm summicron (version 4) ilford hp5...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
I do still use flickr, one of the major reasons...

I do still use flickr,
one of the major reasons is to link the images into forum
about flickr explore, I dont know the algorithm behind neither, sometimes just totally surprised when a photo was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Thank you Jan for sum up. @Skiff: you may find...

Thank you Jan for sum up.
@Skiff: you may find useful information below.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 5,249
Posted By kiemchacsu
Just wonder, if Ultrafine films are rebranded of...

Just wonder, if Ultrafine films are rebranded of Kentmere films, why we never have Kentmere in 120 format? Ultrafine certainly offers both 135 and 120.
Forum: RFF News 08-06-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,297
Posted By kiemchacsu
In the mean time, would fp4plus makes you happy?...

In the mean time, would fp4plus makes you happy?


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Forum: RFF News 08-06-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,297
Posted By kiemchacsu
Wow, Would love to know the time span for you to...

Wow, Would love to know the time span for you to consume that huge amount of films. I never tried neopan 1600
But I really like neopan 400. But as people said, we still have hp5 or trix s no big...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
it's funny! don't know if anyone is still active...

it's funny!
don't know if anyone is still active on flickr nowadays,
but my old photo (posted above) was featured on explore today
Link:...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
sometimes digging through archive can discover...

sometimes digging through archive can discover interesting shots
from winter 2014

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1800/42948362835_192643077f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28rczYp)
A winter morning. Hanoi...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-20-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Mostly from labs as there's no more camera shops...

Mostly from labs as there's no more camera shops which are dedicated to film photography anymore. Another source is from some people who run small online shops via Facebook. They buy stuffs from B&H...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
I am afraid that you won't find any other film...

I am afraid that you won't find any other film labs in the other region except Hanoi and Saigon. The stories are similar, they were all dead about 10 years ago.

The current labs in Hanoi and Saigon...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Dear Skiff, Thank you for your...

Dear Skiff,

Thank you for your comment.
Regarding the question, I think younger people are interested in film even though i have no clue. The labs owners might know better, I will ask when I meet...
Forum: RFF News 07-19-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 7,696
Posted By kiemchacsu
no offense here but i was curious how this...

no offense here but i was curious how this campaign will go.
what surprises me is that the target has been increased several times
from 10,000 to 20,000 and now 50,500
wow, it totally amazed me that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Thank you, It was a fun and warm opening. Even...

Thank you,
It was a fun and warm opening.
Even though it was raining quite hard but the place was full.
Analogue photography is now a new thing for young generation here.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Thanks for revisiting, indeed those photos were...

Thanks for revisiting,
indeed those photos were taken by Tim, who I met him during his recent trip to Vietnam
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Film photography is revival in Hanoi (Vietnam in...

Film photography is revival in Hanoi (Vietnam in general)
Last week, I went to the opening of Hanoi Darkroom, which provides all kind of services for black/white photography

Do Hoang Hung, the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
In Bảo Lạc, Cao Bằng...

In Bảo Lạc, Cao Bằng province

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1764/42845861372_7b34fd2466_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28h9eRN)1804_fomapan_M2-35f2_32_p1 (https://flic.kr/p/28h9eRN) by Trung Nguyen...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 20,202
Posted By kiemchacsu
Sadly that Ha Giang and other surrounded province...

Sadly that Ha Giang and other surrounded province has experienced historic flood.
details in link below. People talked about the causes of unprecedented issue, which are: forest demolished, many...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 973
Posted By kiemchacsu
I works for me, I recycle the cartridges from...

I works for me, I recycle the cartridges from mini lab.
And yes bulk load worth it.
For instance, a $50 100' Kentmere 100 yields 19 rolls, which would cost you $3.95 x 19 = $75

Edit: Kentmere...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-26-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
"Trng Tiền" ice cream shop, since 1958 as you...

"Trng Tiền" ice cream shop, since 1958 as you can see, is a favorite place of Hanoi people right in the center of the city. It is said that the company is acquired and the current location will be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 20,202
Posted By kiemchacsu
Tim, interesting scene, what were they doing by...

Tim,

interesting scene, what were they doing by the way?

One more from Hagiang, the "Vuong" palace, built under Vuong Chin Duc regime , the King of H'Mong community in Hagiang...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Stuffed sticky rice balls Stuffed sticky rice...

Stuffed sticky rice balls
Stuffed sticky rice balls are the traditional dishes of the Cold Food Festival in Vietnam on the 3rd of third lunar month each year. The balls are made from mung bean paste...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By kiemchacsu
it's still available in 100' roll; grab it while...

it's still available in 100' roll; grab it while you can;
what i noticed is film price has been increased significantly recently.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 20,202
Posted By kiemchacsu
thanks Michael for sharing those color photos my...

thanks Michael for sharing those color photos
my photos in the most recent trip were taken in black & white only.
below pictures are not taken in Hagiang, but in Cao Bang, a adjacent province....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
hanging around a local...

hanging around a local market

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1804/42935823331_7c9db542d4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28q6jq4)1804_k400_M2-35f2_19_p1 (https://flic.kr/p/28q6jq4) by Trung Nguyen...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 20,202
Posted By kiemchacsu
Thanks everyone for stopping by @Michael: if you...

Thanks everyone for stopping by
@Michael: if you don't mind, please share some photos of your recent trip here, you're welcome.

The owner of the house, 58 years...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 20,202
Posted By kiemchacsu
I returned to Ha Giang end of April, This time I...

I returned to Ha Giang end of April,
This time I took my family to visit all famous destinations in Hagiang, hence limited time to wander...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
some more photos recently developed. now i wait...

some more photos recently developed.
now i wait until i have enough film exposed to develop in bulk at once, hence, sorry for slowly updating the thread.

Below are photos taken in special session...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
noisycheese, you're welcome! not only hanoi but...

noisycheese, you're welcome! not only hanoi but vietnam in general is worth a visit.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By kiemchacsu
STILL $8.99 , is this correct...

STILL $8.99 , is this correct link?

https://filmphotographystore.com/products/35mm-bw-film-kodak-tmax-3200-1-roll
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 973
Posted By kiemchacsu
I think if one can afford this set, a return...

I think if one can afford this set, a return tickets to Canada to inspect the camera directly would be an easy job.
I believe the transaction via eBay is hardly happened.


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 973
Posted By kiemchacsu
The --- LAST --- Leica M3

Well,

Setadel Studio, one of our RFF sponsors, has one unique Leica M3 for sale,
In case you have over half of million bucks to burn, here's the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-05-2018
Replies: 1,649
Views: 470,685
Posted By kiemchacsu
Giulio, How many 35mm lens do you have? I've...

Giulio,

How many 35mm lens do you have?
I've seen your posts in at least 3 threads: 35 f/1.4 f/2 and f/2.8
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-05-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,143
Posted By kiemchacsu
yes, the most common "failure" is mirror needs...

yes, the most common "failure" is mirror needs cleaning to achieve best performance.
this is an easy job, you can search on some good tutorials on this topic.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-04-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,143
Posted By kiemchacsu
I've used IV, 4000 and 5000 (now using a 4000) in...

I've used IV, 4000 and 5000 (now using a 4000)
in terms of quality scan, the CS IV is still a very solid solution.
just sold a IV to a friend because i upgraded to 4000, with ability to scan full...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-04-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,143
Posted By kiemchacsu
No, the IV uses USB port, while the 4000 use...

No, the IV uses USB port, while the 4000 use Firewire
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-31-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By kiemchacsu
I've heard that focusing cannot be used properly...

I've heard that focusing cannot be used properly if goggle is removed.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-23-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,018
Posted By kiemchacsu
wonderful photos here in the thread, one thing i...

wonderful photos here in the thread,
one thing i recognize is the colour of kodachrome is so special that i've not seen any current film can match it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-13-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By kiemchacsu
Following your advice, i placed a matte black...

Following your advice, i placed a matte black tab.
once i successfully install it on my lens, i will report the result here.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-11-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By kiemchacsu
Leica Summicron 35/2 IV focus tab replacement

Hi Michael,

The matte black steel is added just in time.
Is it stainless or not?
If possible, do you have any other material that would match black chrome more or Matt black steel is perfect...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-11-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By kiemchacsu
i want mine black too, but the one shipped via...

i want mine black too, but the one shipped via shapeways is pure bronze.
luckily i can get it painted quite easy locally.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-10-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By kiemchacsu
I will order from Michael's store on...

I will order from Michael's store on shapeways
Below is my measurement for whom it may concern

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180511/57ca22f6c1486e625ba0d31559c9161d.jpg




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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-10-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By kiemchacsu
my concern is whether the cost of repair would be...

my concern is whether the cost of repair would be higher than actual price of a fm2n, considering that the camera is quite cheap these day.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-05-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By kiemchacsu
Yeah, I looked again in seller&rsquo;s inventory...

Yeah, I looked again in seller&rsquo;s inventory and found a listing of 35/2 focus tab.
Will consider that one with the brass made from Michael&rsquo;s one on 2nd post.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-04-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By kiemchacsu
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180504/a0b8627a...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180504/a0b8627afa5f31b5f7619c5caf477b6b.jpg




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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-04-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By kiemchacsu
Leica Summicron 35/2 IV focus tab replacement

Well, as the title described,
the focus tab on my lens was broken into 2 pieces after nearly 30 years after its production.
Bad news is I can't find the missing piece hence I guess i have to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-23-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,226
Posted By kiemchacsu
today I register my new account on smugmug as a...

today I register my new account on smugmug as a trial one,
I imported some of my photos from flickr (they offer a great tool to migrate photos)
smugmug looks pretty neat for me,
however i am not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By kiemchacsu
I checked the link, only some text about the...

I checked the link, only some text about the films there but no shopping online on site.
Checking on eBay suggests that the price for bulk roll is not cheap, at least compare to on par products such...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-16-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2,196
Posted By kiemchacsu
I have used iv, 5000 and now a 4000. I would say...

I have used iv, 5000 and now a 4000.
I would say that the ability to scan whole roll is amazing. I cannot stand manual feeding the scanner anymore.
The 5000 is much faster if you can afford....
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-16-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,845
Posted By kiemchacsu
Yes obviously. However other companies also...

Yes obviously.
However other companies also ditched FireWire in favor of USB.
That&rsquo;s what I hate about the technology Revolution. It makes products become obsolete sooner than we expected....
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-16-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,845
Posted By kiemchacsu
Off topic a little bit, I am sorry. But, anybody...

Off topic a little bit, I am sorry.
But, anybody knows why FireWire was abandoned? Because of the USB or the Thunderbolt?


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Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-14-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,845
Posted By kiemchacsu
May be it will work On Windows 10 But it works...

May be it will work On Windows 10
But it works certainty in Windows 7 x64
My Nikon coolscan 4000 is running flawlessly with FireWire card and cable attached.


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 20,202
Posted By kiemchacsu
thanks Tim to revive this thread hopefully i can...

thanks Tim to revive this thread
hopefully i can contribute some more photos after the trip (6th trip to be exact) to Ha Giang end of this month.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By kiemchacsu
Dear RJ-, Thank you very much for comprehensive...

Dear RJ-,

Thank you very much for comprehensive guideline.
As expected, I can see much of difficulties to use that film in normal still photography.

@Rob: if you can find some ways to handle...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
It's great that gradually more people are posting...

It's great that gradually more people are posting in this thread too. It would be a tough job for only me to keep it running 4 years so far.

For some reasons the photo in my last post doesn&rsquo;t...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
I met Tim Zhou from UK yesterday (He posted some...

I met Tim Zhou from UK yesterday (He posted some photos here in this thread)
Great talk and delicous food & drink in a BBQ restaurant in Hanoi....
Forum: Travel 04-05-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,777
Posted By kiemchacsu
You should file your record to Ford. I read...

You should file your record to Ford.
I read somewhere that an old man driving a Mercedes G500 557,000 miles for 26 years and recognized by Mercedes-Benz. Link here...
Forum: Travel 04-05-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,777
Posted By kiemchacsu
This thread is gonna be fun. I know that photo...

This thread is gonna be fun.
I know that photo enthusiasts are gear heads at the same time.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By kiemchacsu
Thanks. I also thought about LF but that's not so...

Thanks. I also thought about LF but that's not so common medium nowadays I guess.
Any other thoughts?


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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-04-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,685
Posted By kiemchacsu
Yes, it worth (my case film M cameras only) While...

Yes, it worth (my case film M cameras only)
While I can do quite the same things with Nikon F cameras, I still prefer the way Leica handle the job: the unique rangefinder experience, the iconic...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By kiemchacsu
Agfa Aviphot 240mm

Hello Rffers,

I was introduced to this film in bulk roll
Giant size 240mm x 76m
Anybody knows if this film can be used (in some ways) for normal still photography?
In deed a friend asked me if it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Next photo, Hue 2/2018 In the Imperial Citadel,...

Next photo,
Hue 2/2018
In the Imperial Citadel, the Unesco Heritage recognized in 1993.
The only remaining quite complete Royal Heritage in the country....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
Thank you Erik, Always appreciated your...

Thank you Erik,

Always appreciated your complementations!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 112,861
Posted By kiemchacsu
thank you, that was also my intention to show...

thank you, that was also my intention to show rffers here different perspectives from South East Asia.
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