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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By Steve_F
Thanks for all your advice everyone. Malcolm...

Thanks for all your advice everyone.
Malcolm Taylor did a great job at a sensible price.

Steve.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-03-2015
Replies: 203
Views: 65,413
Posted By Steve_F
Uploading images to post's.

It has been a while since I've included an image on a thread and the Flickr account has long gone.
What is there best way to insert an image into a thread?

Thanks,

Steve.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-03-2015
Replies: 1,148
Views: 216,526
Posted By Steve_F
It's been a long time - how do I insert an image...

It's been a long time - how do I insert an image if I don't have a Flickr account Canned it a long time ago.

Thanks.

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,503
Posted By Steve_F
Yes it is worth it. I had my first M6TTL upgraded...

Yes it is worth it. I had my first M6TTL upgraded approximately 5 years ago.
I have taken the upgrade for granted until I purchased a second M6TTL a month ago.
White out is not really an issue, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By Steve_F
Thanks Nigel, I shall make a few phone calls...

Thanks Nigel, I shall make a few phone calls tomorrow.

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By Steve_F
50 Summicron service - UK

Hi all,
I've a 50mm Summicron, pre-ASPH that has served me very well for the past 5 years. However I noticed there is a little 'play' in the focus action of approx. 2mm.
There is no resistance when...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-04-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 722
Posted By Steve_F
Used Mamiya 7II & Servicing (UK)

Hello all,
I am looking at purchasing a used Mamiya 7II and am wondering if anyone has any suggestions/recommendations for servicing within the UK.

My reason is that one day it will need some kind...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-11-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,280
Posted By Steve_F
I'm waiting for the day my M6TTL battery dies and...

I'm waiting for the day my M6TTL battery dies and I inadvertently remove the base plate to change it, instead of the front cover. - whilst there's film in it.
That doesn't matter on my M9 of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-22-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 6,529
Posted By Steve_F
I go mountain biking with my M9 in a backpack....

I go mountain biking with my M9 in a backpack. The only problem is I keep stopping to take images : http://leicamlife.tumblr.com
Have a look in the archives - the 50 cron is worth it.

Steve.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-21-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 11,077
Posted By Steve_F
I sincerely hope this works on the M9. Having...

I sincerely hope this works on the M9.
Having owned the Zeiss 21/4.5 on my M6TTL for a while, the results on b&w film were absolutely superb.
I foolishly sold the lens and am in limbo about which...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-30-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By Steve_F
Thanks for the links. Self-adjustment? A really...

Thanks for the links.
Self-adjustment? A really interesting article - a little too delicate for my skills. I tend to start at Mountain Bike nuts n bolts size (formerly motorcycle).

Thanks for the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-30-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By Steve_F
M9 RF adjustment in UK

Hi all,
Have any UK M9 owners suggestions or recommendations where I can the horizontal RF calibration checked on my M9?
It seems that with subjects around 10m-25m or so away there is back-focusing....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-18-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By Steve_F
Posting pics without Flickr

Hi all,
I've just acquired my first digital 'M' - a beautiful Steel Grey model. The problem is, I've used Flickr in the past to add images here. I finally dumped Flickr, so is it possible to post...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-06-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By Steve_F
Thanks. I intend to phone Bruton Place tomorrow...

Thanks. I intend to phone Bruton Place tomorrow and see what they say or Richard Caplan.

Duane - I've pretty much decided but would just like confirmation before I make a great (financial) leap....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-06-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By Steve_F
Leica M-E hire or day demonstrator in the UK?

Hi all,
Does anybody know if its possible to hire a Leica M-E or demonstrator for a day in the UK?
I'm tentatively close now and it'd be nice to to just confirm what I think before I take the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-29-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 6,124
Posted By Steve_F
Very interested on that line. I'm about this...

Very interested on that line. I'm about this close >-< to getting rid of all my Nikon gear for an M9.
I had the Zeiss 21/4.5 for my M6TTL (loved it)but sold it to fund the D800.
There were some...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-26-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,905
Posted By Steve_F
Me neither Tom. Bizarre isn't it :) Now...

Me neither Tom. Bizarre isn't it :)

Now Footballers (soccer players) , that'd be more like it.

Steve.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-25-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,905
Posted By Steve_F
I know why I've not been on this forum for some...

I know why I've not been on this forum for some time now. This is the first article I've read for months and immediately the 'pond-life' surface and use it the have a bash at Leica. Pathetic.
I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-01-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 11,223
Posted By Steve_F
Absolute...

Absolute legend...

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-J1UbJNAKUk&feature=plcp


Steve
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-01-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 11,223
Posted By Steve_F
Oh man, the Monochrom review, "and that's what...

Oh man, the Monochrom review, "and that's what Ken Rockwell says, and Steve Huff"
Nearly spat my tea over my iPad laughing at that.. This guy is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-01-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 11,223
Posted By Steve_F
That 3rd video was the funniest yet. This guy is...

That 3rd video was the funniest yet. This guy is bordering on comic genius for us Leica owners with a sense of humour.
I particularly liked what I saw as a dig at 'contemporary art' "you can see...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-17-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 4,047
Posted By Steve_F
Not quite 'M', Leica R advice wanted.

Firstly I'd like to say that I know this in an 'M' thread but I couldn't think of anywhere else for in-depth Leica knowledge.
I' m considering the purchase of an R8 or R9 to go alongside my...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-10-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By Steve_F
Great idea - have bookmarked this thread! Steve.

Great idea - have bookmarked this thread!

Steve.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-10-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By Steve_F
My thoughts too are on the Ilford rolls. As for...

My thoughts too are on the Ilford rolls. As for process and washing, I was once told to use those long trays from garden centres they use for potting plants.
Not at that stage myself yet but must be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By Steve_F
I've just ordered a couple off eBay for £1.89...

I've just ordered a couple off eBay for £1.89 each.

Cheers,

Steve
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,045
Posted By Steve_F
I thought it was 'Classic camera'. Useless twats....

I thought it was 'Classic camera'. Useless twats. Bought my M6TTL there, vertical alignment out, went to their repairer, came back no better. I waa even told the lens on the rf cam can cause it.
"My...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By Steve_F
I looked on ebay but didn't see anything - not UK...

I looked on ebay but didn't see anything - not UK based.

(Somebody will now kindly post a link proving otherwise) :D

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By Steve_F
39mm lens caps in the UK

Anyone in the UK have any idea where I can find a used 39mm Leica/ pattern lens cap?

I was carrying my 3 year old daughter (who was wriggling about) the same side as the camera was shouldered, when...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 5,194
Posted By Steve_F
Here's my choice. Would have my kids Date of...

Here's my choice. Would have my kids Date of Birth engraved on it.

Too expensive for reality, but that's what dreams are for I guess.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8351/8364371321_6c10493339.jpg...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-07-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,247
Posted By Steve_F
Thanks, I may just take you up on that ;) Thanks...

Thanks, I may just take you up on that ;)

Thanks for all the input. All positive, just as I'd feared...


Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2012
Replies: 4,701
Views: 1,331,397
Posted By Steve_F
Beautiful, I love this. The posture, ambiance,...

Beautiful, I love this. The posture, ambiance, light, bokeh, the whole feel of the image.

Steve.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-26-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,247
Posted By Steve_F
7II - the craving won't go.

I've been a user of 6x7 for some years in the form of my Mamiya RZ67, but, since owning my Leica M6TTL for 3 years the attraction to a 6x7 RF won't go.
Sure the RZ is a great piece of kit, especially...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-16-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,021
Posted By Steve_F
I'm still mourning the loss of E100G. With my...

I'm still mourning the loss of E100G. With my Leica lenses it came alive. I used it with my Nikon lenses and thought it was great, but that was nothing.
Convinced Kodak developed it with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-14-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,551
Posted By Steve_F
Ilford Delta 100, processed 1:1 in Perceptol....

Ilford Delta 100, processed 1:1 in Perceptol. Beautiful. The only combo. ;)

http://www.stephenfell.net/darkroom.html

All, apart from girl with platted hair & tree with sun (which are 400...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-13-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,517
Posted By Steve_F
Dave, I've always shot RAW, simply because it...

Dave,
I've always shot RAW, simply because it gives YOU the choices and not the camera. (Its a 'Get Out Of Jail Free' card). White balance, exposure, sharpening, hue, saturation etc can all be...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-30-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 9,499
Posted By Steve_F
I don't know about least favourite lens but I've...

I don't know about least favourite lens but I've 3 favourites photos of my son on the wall at home, that I printed myself in the darkroom on FB paper. All taken on a 50 1.8 AIS Nikkor that cost me...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,581
Posted By Steve_F
I like the last sentence :) But I for one listen...

I like the last sentence :)
But I for one listen to people's experience, so thanks.

Steve.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-29-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 26,528
Posted By Steve_F
London Underground train pulling in to Euston...

London Underground train pulling in to Euston Station.
Zeiss 21/4.5 C-Biogon. Ilford Delta 100 in Perceptol. H/held, 1/8 @ 4.5

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6977709046_30135455f6_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,581
Posted By Steve_F
My Nikon FM3A manual (official Nikon one that...

My Nikon FM3A manual (official Nikon one that came with camera) says that TTL is fine with all filters EXCEPT Red filters. It states if using a Red filter +1 exp. compensation should be added.
On...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-28-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 6,835
Posted By Steve_F
I've found Portra comes back from the lab with...

I've found Portra comes back from the lab with really nice prints, but it is a absolute pig to scan. Mine always has a red/magenta cast. The best film I've ever scanned was Fuji Reala. Beautiful,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By Steve_F
OK, thanks. I'll take a look at image sizes....

OK, thanks. I'll take a look at image sizes.

Steve.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By Steve_F
If you're talking about what I think you are,...

If you're talking about what I think you are, yesterday I went to upload an image and it told me I didn't have the necessary permissions.
*Puzzled*:confused:
Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,317
Posted By Steve_F
I upgraded my M6TTL finder to MP spec. There were...

I upgraded my M6TTL finder to MP spec. There were times it was horrendous with white-out. So I didn't see and didn't get.
My M6TTL went in to have sticking framelines cleaned up approx 18 months ago...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-10-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 26,528
Posted By Steve_F
I too love my 21/4.5 C Biogon Distortion is zero,...

I too love my 21/4.5 C Biogon
Distortion is zero, so compact, but I have to admit there are times (not many) a bit more speed would be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2011
Replies: 79
Views: 7,334
Posted By Steve_F
I bought an M6TTL approx 27 months ago. I too was...

I bought an M6TTL approx 27 months ago. I too was on the lookout for an M6 Classic and missed a few due to dithering.
An M6TTL showed so I snapped it up. Initially I was unsure as I'd never use the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-29-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,077
Posted By Steve_F
HD XR1200X in white, and an M9 or MP, down though...

HD XR1200X in white, and an M9 or MP, down though Europe.
Oh yes, and must not forget Jennifer Connelly to ride pillion :D

http://stephenfell.wordpress.com/2011/05/12/searching-for-soul/

Steve.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-11-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,882
Posted By Steve_F
I maybe too late for this thread, but last year I...

I maybe too late for this thread, but last year I had my M6TTL finder upgraded to the MP spec. Nice and contrasty now and never had white-out since. It cost just under £200 here in the UK.

Steve.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By Steve_F
Thanks for the nice comments. It was a real...

Thanks for the nice comments. It was a real honour to be in his presence, and listen to him talk about his work.
I kept it as light as possible, the temptation for me to "waffle on" was there, but it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By Steve_F
Thumbs up A pleasant encounter with Bruce Davidson-Magnum photographer

In April I attended the World Photography Festival and had a brief encounter with Bruce Davidson.

http://stephenfell.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/the-ol-gunslinger/

Very nice chap.

Steve.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-30-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 6,820
Posted By Steve_F
As my M6TTL doesn't have a shutter lock and I use...

As my M6TTL doesn't have a shutter lock and I use a softie the answer is no.
I tried it and wasted too many shots of nothingness. If I'm approaching a scene or anticipate something I cock it bringing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 22,699
Posted By Steve_F
I've not read that one for some time. Couldn't...

I've not read that one for some time. Couldn't stop laughing.
There's some great stuff here.

Steve.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By Steve_F
A brief blog about the darkroom.

Hi all,
I've taken to a little blogging and have this on my blog about the why we love the darkroom.
Its not a thesis but hopefully will give some people out there an understanding of why we do what...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-01-2011
Replies: 156
Views: 18,620
Posted By Steve_F
Not this old chestnut again...:D Nearly 30 yrs...

Not this old chestnut again...:D
Nearly 30 yrs ago 'DC fans were saying Quo were old & past it.
'DC fans over to you *Smug mug*

Steve.
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-12-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 5,021
Posted By Steve_F
So you buy an M6, keep it say, 25 years and dont...

So you buy an M6, keep it say, 25 years and dont replace it because it doesn't go out of date. In that that time how many digitals will you have gotten through?
Of course youre paying the film and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,362
Posted By Steve_F
I use E100G as my standard E6 film. It has a...

I use E100G as my standard E6 film. It has a wonderful neutral feel to it. Last year I ran out when away and bought some Elite Chrome. The colours are a bit more saturated, not as pleasant as Velvia....
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-07-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,453
Posted By Steve_F
Me too. It's a tool (nowt wrong with that) but...

Me too. It's a tool (nowt wrong with that) but there is no passion like film.

Steve.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-01-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 5,076
Posted By Steve_F
I've an M6 TTL & RZ67 and have been wondering...

I've an M6 TTL & RZ67 and have been wondering about getting a MF RF instead of those two. I can't bear to part with either though. I know I'd go back as I sold my first RZ some years ago then bought...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-28-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,164
Posted By Steve_F
Wow, there's a lot of sneakiness and...

Wow, there's a lot of sneakiness and underhandedness going on when cameras are involved. :)

Steve.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-28-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,164
Posted By Steve_F
There was an advertisement in The British Journal...

There was an advertisement in The British Journal of Photography yesterday where you can 'lease' an M9 for 24hrs, £100 down. This is refundable against your purchase. Terms apply. Haven't enquired...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-28-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,456
Posted By Steve_F
Multiple format? Better hang fire on the 35mm...

Multiple format? Better hang fire on the 35mm version I'm after at present. Glad I kept my RZ67.

Steve.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-27-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,164
Posted By Steve_F
So would mine, but if you came home with a 'beat...

So would mine, but if you came home with a 'beat up' looking 'old' M as shown in the image above, would she know the difference? :rolleyes:

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,654
Posted By Steve_F
I know from the results I've had that my 90/2.8...

I know from the results I've had that my 90/2.8 is fantastically sharp, the Billingham was feeling a bit overloaded, but a day in London with it was just the cure! :)

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-25-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,021
Posted By Steve_F
That sums it up perfectly. When I bought my Leica...

That sums it up perfectly. When I bought my Leica it was with the intention of keeping it.

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-25-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,021
Posted By Steve_F
I was once told that with Leica you pay once for...

I was once told that with Leica you pay once for the equipment and once for the name.
Who cares. Our roads seem to be full of arrogants driving German cars, all the rage at the moment and will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-25-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,654
Posted By Steve_F
Leica 90mm

About 8 months ago I bought a mint 90/2.8 Elmarit, the Summicron kinda defeated the purpose of the M system to me by being a little big.
For weight carrying exercise I have a D3 or RZ67.
Now I'm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-25-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,021
Posted By Steve_F
I had always owned Nikon SLR's and a friend had...

I had always owned Nikon SLR's and a friend had always banged on about Leica even though he didn't own one at that time (Minolta SLR followed by Nikon). I dismissed his comments as snobbery.
I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-25-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 5,913
Posted By Steve_F
That made me chuckle... :) Steve.

That made me chuckle... :)

Steve.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,500
Posted By Steve_F
HCB & Flickr peasants

Has anyone seen this doing the rounds?:D

http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrerabelo/70458366/

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By Steve_F
Everytime I get my M6 TTL out of the bag I always...

Everytime I get my M6 TTL out of the bag I always put my finger on the window and have a greasy finger mark to be cleaned. Too many years of care free SLR handling.

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 5,913
Posted By Steve_F
The chrome MP with green leather is my ideal too....

The chrome MP with green leather is my ideal too.
Would have my signature engraved in top and kids names & dob on the back. No re-sale value but priceless to me.

Steve.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-10-2011
Replies: 187
Views: 12,662
Posted By Steve_F
gb hill - I can drink regular wine but the...

gb hill - I can drink regular wine but the thought of home-made ones still send a shiver through me. At 13 me and two school mates got horribly drunk on the broad-bean wine one of the guys mothers...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-10-2011
Replies: 187
Views: 12,662
Posted By Steve_F
The Double-Wood ? Have some in stock, getting low...

The Double-Wood ? Have some in stock, getting low though. Nice too.

Guinness
Newcastle Brown
Full bodied red wine

Steve.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-09-2011
Replies: 187
Views: 12,662
Posted By Steve_F
"Nirvana in a glass" . What else can you say,...

"Nirvana in a glass" . What else can you say, perfect. Talisker & Caol Isla are pretty good too.

Steve.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-07-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,293
Posted By Steve_F
Yeah but who knows what path you may have gone...

Yeah but who knows what
path you may have gone down then? Everything probably would have turned out differently...

Steve.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,293
Posted By Steve_F
Do I take it you mean we always come back to our...

Do I take it you mean we always come back to our favourite subject, or have I miss understood? For example I've tried allsorts but my heart still takes me back b&w portraits. The whole process from...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2011
Replies: 5,607
Views: 989,011
Posted By Steve_F
http://184.72.239.143/mu/bcddff2e-e3f4-ace3.jpg Mm...

http://184.72.239.143/mu/bcddff2e-e3f4-ace3.jpg
Mmmmm...camera porn.
Glad I ordered the round hood for my ZM 21/4.5 C-Biogon. C'mon Zeiss get it to the dealers so they can forward it to me....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 4,669
Posted By Steve_F
I don't use mine on my M6TTL, I use to when I...

I don't use mine on my M6TTL, I use to when I first bought it.
Would anybody think I'm nuts if I said the framelines seem to be imprinted on my minds-eye view of a scene? :o

Steve.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2011
Replies: 87
Views: 10,845
Posted By Steve_F
Using a changing bag, until my d/room is complete...

Using a changing bag, until my d/room is complete I can do 35mm in probably less than a couple of minutes. 120 roll is always a b*lls-ache. It goes like flypaper in the changing bag and drags and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-29-2011
Replies: 87
Views: 10,845
Posted By Steve_F
I love the expression dicking around. That's how...

I love the expression dicking around. That's how I feel loading 120 film using a changing bag. Mine goes like flypaper. It drives me round the twist. Took me almost 20 mins the other day to load one....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,804
Posted By Steve_F
I saw the one in FFordes hence the question :) I...

I saw the one in FFordes hence the question :)
I didn't name the dealer just in case...
When I was looking for a Leica M6 I mentioned on the forum I'd found one at so and so for £xxx. Guess what, yep...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,804
Posted By Steve_F
All I can say is uh-oh, I can feel some spending...

All I can say is uh-oh, I can feel some spending coming on. I've been trying to think of a viable alternative to lugging my RZ67 around for MF images. In my ignorance I forgot all about TLR's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-28-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,180
Posted By Steve_F
I personally believe it's the way individual labs...

I personally believe it's the way individual labs set themselves up. I treat my exposures on print film as serious as slides and can't remember the last time I had an incorrectly exposed slide.
Labs...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-27-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,180
Posted By Steve_F
Mine came out with a coolness to them. I guess...

Mine came out with a coolness to them. I guess this a problem with how individual labs process them. It always has been an issue which is why I started shooting E6 slide film some years ago. Print...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-24-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 3,456
Posted By Steve_F
When I started taking photography seriously with...

When I started taking photography seriously with my first SLR in 1996 I was quite strict with myself. I learnt on slide film after I quickly discovered labs could print out exposure errors. I used to...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-23-2011
Replies: 133
Views: 13,560
Posted By Steve_F
Thank goodness for that. 45 in 2 weeks. Nearer 50...

Thank goodness for that. 45 in 2 weeks. Nearer 50 than 40 then.

Steve.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-23-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By Steve_F
Thanks for the replies. I shall post pics as soon...

Thanks for the replies. I shall post pics as soon as I can find the 35mm film adaptor for my Epson scanner. Any suggestions as to where a 3 3/4 yr old or 16 month old would play with such a device...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-23-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By Steve_F
Thanks for the reply. Seems the info is correct....

Thanks for the reply. Seems the info is correct. I spoke with Zeiss UK who confirmed the 25/28 can be used on the 21 4.5.
I intend to use a 46mm filter to protect the front element. This shouldn't...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-23-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By Steve_F
Zeiss 21/4.5 last question..honestly

My Zeiss 21/4.5 C Biogon (ZM) turned up today. Nice, the hood is on back order (next week). I have seen some with a round hood with the cut-outs. Aesthetically pleasing to me. The literature with the...
Forum: Off Topic 03-22-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 2,222
Posted By Steve_F
Yep, not PC. It does refer to Cerebral Palsy,...

Yep, not PC. It does refer to Cerebral Palsy, something not understood by (most) schoolboys, still a vile expression. Particularly if you are an adult.

Steve.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-22-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By Steve_F
Zeiss 21mm 4.5

I'm eagerly awaiting my 21/4.5 C Biogon to arrive in the mail. From a reputable dealer with a 6 month guarantee and 10 day approval.
I have a few frames of E100G to finish off so I'll check it...
Forum: Off Topic 03-22-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 2,222
Posted By Steve_F
A horrible term. Normally used by schoolboys here...

A horrible term. Normally used by schoolboys here in the UK.

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By Steve_F
0.72 angle of view

A question of curiosity...
My M6TTL has a .72 finder, what focal length does it equate to using the whole frame? Some say 24mm and others between that and 28mm.

Any definitive answers?

Steve.
Forum: Photo Software 03-15-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 4,468
Posted By Steve_F
:D Ha ha...Love it Steve.

:D

Ha ha...Love it

Steve.
Forum: Photo Software 03-15-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 4,468
Posted By Steve_F
I personally do not like 'Photoshop' and its...

I personally do not like 'Photoshop' and its unnecessary complex method of adjustments. Its Lightroom and Capture NX2 for Nikon NEF files. I own Elements for adding text, layers and any drop shadows...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-14-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,270
Posted By Steve_F
Glad I found this thread. I use the Massive Dev...

Glad I found this thread. I use the Massive Dev chart web site in my iPhone.
Does the app turn to airplane mode and block incoming calls so as to not mess the timer up? Also does it stop the screen...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 03-13-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,730
Posted By Steve_F
Tom, Thanks for the reply. I have been looking...

Tom,
Thanks for the reply. I have been looking through Flickr, my only concern is that people probably alter colour and temperature during Post-processing.
All the techical aspects look very...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 03-12-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,730
Posted By Steve_F
Zeiss 21mm 'temperature'

Tom,
Many thanks for the input on my thread about a Zeiss 21mm. It was suggested the 21/2.8 is a cooler lens. What it your opinion on this and also the 21 4.5?
I ask as I shoot quite a bit of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,155
Posted By Steve_F
John, I shoot a lot of E6 of my kids for future...

John,
I shoot a lot of E6 of my kids for future reference. My folks have hundreds of Kodachrome slides my father took when we were kids. He shoots digital now.
I shoot alot of digital of my kids too...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-11-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By Steve_F
Once again a mine of useful information. Thanks....

Once again a mine of useful information. Thanks.
The real dilemma here is the speed vs overall performance.
My thinking is something like this:
I can stop down the 2.8 but can't go faster with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By Steve_F
Interesting about the Zeiss rendering images...

Interesting about the Zeiss rendering images cooler. My other glass is Leica and I shoot Ektachrome 100G as well as b&w so would prefer the images warmer out of the camera.
As for the D3, well it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By Steve_F
21mm GAS & guilt

Hi all,
In the past 8 months I have purchased and sold a CV 21/4 Color-Skopar for my M6TTL. It was sold it because I felt I wasn't using it enough (and along with the sale of other gear to fund a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,933
Posted By Steve_F
Wow, I love 'em. (I sure hope they don't...

Wow, I love 'em. (I sure hope they don't discontinue Kodachrome *sarcasm*)
Another vote for keep them coming.

Steve.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-08-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 5,464
Posted By Steve_F
Perfect. Nothing else to say :) Steve.

Perfect. Nothing else to say :)

Steve.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-08-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 5,464
Posted By Steve_F
I handled an X100 at the Focus On Imaging in the...

I handled an X100 at the Focus On Imaging in the NEC yesterday for bout 10 minutes. I must say I felt disappointed in its build. Yes it was nice to handle, but I must remember that its not a Leica....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-21-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 6,177
Posted By Steve_F
I'm joining this thread a little late. I had a...

I'm joining this thread a little late. I had a similar idea for my ex-FM3A. I shoot all my stuff in raw on digital. Put in a sensor, fixed as a DNG , NEF and leave the ISO adjuster where it is....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 7,600
Posted By Steve_F
I'd get the MP. When your ton of film has...

I'd get the MP. When your ton of film has gone....?
I too like the idea of an a la carte MP. Green leather on the chrome body with my kids (2) date of birth engraved. Who gives a toss about resale...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By Steve_F
Already done that. :) Will drop into an...

Already done that. :) Will drop into an opticians.

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By Steve_F
Vick I can see a tiny screw that is perpendicular...

Vick I can see a tiny screw that is perpendicular to the shaft. No way do I have a screwdriver that tiny. The crank is all the way down so I'll just monitor it until I get a screwdriver.

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By Steve_F
Vick, The crank came off as soon as I touched it...

Vick,
The crank came off as soon as I touched it to begin the rewind. It was right at the top of the thread. I'll have a look at the screw you describe. I can only think that kids were turning the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By Steve_F
M6 TTL rewind crank.

Hi all,
Today I was starting to rewind a film in my M6TTL and the crank came off in my hand. The threaded post was still showing and I simply wound the crank back and thought nothing more of it and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-10-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,819
Posted By Steve_F
Yep, me too. Steve.

Yep, me too.

Steve.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-10-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,819
Posted By Steve_F
Thumbs up New Ilford FB paper

Ilford have announced a new fine art FB paper. Now I don't feel abandoned. I can't wait to try some...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 6,056
Posted By Steve_F
Ok. How about an option to turn everything off in...

Ok. How about an option to turn everything off in the finder except the framelines?

Had a thought. How many of these will have a red dot put on the front? Poor mans M9 fake. :D
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 6,056
Posted By Steve_F
I just want a vf with framelines and meter...

I just want a vf with framelines and meter guide.. That's it. My M6TTL tells me everything I need to know.

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,113
Posted By Steve_F
Dave, Perhaps something like...

Dave,
Perhaps something like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By Steve_F
Lovely images. Interesting comments about it...

Lovely images. Interesting comments about it being a set-up though. Kind of like a 'nice' Blair Witch maybe?

Steve.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 01-24-2011
Replies: 127
Views: 29,828
Posted By Steve_F
Yes GSNFan, I'm a great admirer of that film / TV...

Yes GSNFan, I'm a great admirer of that film / TV series. I have the 'movie' version and also the full series (4hrs 42min) on DVD.
I know the scene and when I recently took a photo of my 3 1/2 yr old...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By Steve_F
Battery? Tried it with a fresh one? Steve.

Battery? Tried it with a fresh one?

Steve.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 01-24-2011
Replies: 127
Views: 29,828
Posted By Steve_F
At the risk of incurring the wrath of dedicated...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of dedicated Leica users here is a still from 'Das Boot'. My own knowledge isnt enough to know what camera it is. I've heard from a Leica to Contax.
Maybe even an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-19-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 3,169
Posted By Steve_F
Thumbs up Nice image. The weeds around their base and the...

Nice image. The weeds around their base and the for sale in the background are quite symbolic. Was the sign deliberate or coincidence? I love that kind of image.

Steve.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-16-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 8,058
Posted By Steve_F
This must be a wonderful journey for you. My mum...

This must be a wonderful journey for you. My mum has boxes of Kodachrome 25 in the loft. These are 40-45 years old. When we were infants/kids. My dad has retired abroad and now shoots digital. The...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-13-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 21,968
Posted By Steve_F
$1000 would be great but here in 'Rip-off...

$1000 would be great but here in 'Rip-off Britain' as we natives like to call it that'd be £1000 or $1500. Always pans out like that.
Don't know about the fixed lens discussion - I'm always reaching...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,305
Posted By Steve_F
Talking What you need is a top-spec DSLR. 70mb 16bit...

What you need is a top-spec DSLR. 70mb 16bit TIFF. Will cut your storage in half, and remember they're medium-format quality too. ;)

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,207
Posted By Steve_F
Talking Everyone here is a foreigner :) I only figured...

Everyone here is a foreigner :)

I only figured out the exact meaning of GAS two-months ago.

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,207
Posted By Steve_F
I had my M6 TTL upgraded last summer. It went to...

I had my M6 TTL upgraded last summer. It went to Leica UK for sticking framelines and I was quoted a small amount for upgrade parts as top would already be off. Huge difference. No White-out in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2011
Replies: 5,607
Views: 989,011
Posted By Steve_F
This is one heck of a thread. Love it. Real...

This is one heck of a thread. Love it. Real 'porn'. Hope to add again this weekend.

Steve.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-12-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 4,402
Posted By Steve_F
Oh man how did I miss this thread. Superb. Shall...

Oh man how did I miss this thread. Superb. Shall have to do some digging for negs & slides.

Steve.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,226
Posted By Steve_F
A very valid point on the exposure with a tripod....

A very valid point on the exposure with a tripod. Interesting the windows being open too. Help minimise blast damage from pressure waves?
Intriguingly in the centre is a very defined 'fan' of tracer....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,226
Posted By Steve_F
Wonderful images. It must have taken some courage...

Wonderful images. It must have taken some courage to step out and Photograph this scene. There are several images of Pathfinder target markers going down photographed by German civilians. These were...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By Steve_F
Mine is to have a clear out of gear. I don't have...

Mine is to have a clear out of gear. I don't have a fraction of what some guys & gals here have but it sits there. Too romantic I'm afraid. Take my FM3A (that hasn't had a roll of film since I bought...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 530
Posted By Steve_F
How to remove an ad...

Can anyone help here? Today I placed an ad. Got to the end of setting it up and found $5 payment was by Paypal. Thats something I cant do, so without thinking I logged out. Now I cant figure out how...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,681
Posted By Steve_F
Lee Miller, Helena Christensen....... Of course...

Lee Miller, Helena Christensen.......

Of course working with top names and then having contacts helps too.....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2011
Replies: 79
Views: 7,296
Posted By Steve_F
Why budget to £500 can't you stick it on tuition...

Why budget to £500 can't you stick it on tuition fees and pay it back when you earn over £21k - joke.
I bought my first M / RF 15 months ago. Like a breath of fresh air to my photography. I found I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-28-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 3,870
Posted By Steve_F
All I want is. Nikon FM/FM2/FM3A sized digital...

All I want is. Nikon FM/FM2/FM3A sized digital equivalent of the M9 as I can't afford the latter. Anyway if we had no choice that'd be communism - bad. :)

Steve.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2010
Replies: 103
Views: 6,821
Posted By Steve_F
Glad to see Single Malt mentioned a few times....

Glad to see Single Malt mentioned a few times. Talisker; wonderful. Ardbeg, a real favourite. Do RF's and Single Malt Whisky go hand in hand? A quality/time appreciation thing?
About to go to bed in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,133
Posted By Steve_F
I use Ektachrome E100G. I'd say it gives very...

I use Ektachrome E100G. I'd say it gives very true to life colours. I used to shoot a lot of Velvia but looking back they all seem a little 'too rich' in all aspects. Try the E100G I think you'll...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By Steve_F
Thanks guys. Assuming I can get home, I shall...

Thanks guys. Assuming I can get home, I shall take the M6TTL out in the next few days to get some 'real' black & white images. I'm out of colour tranny film and the mail is having serious issues...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By Steve_F
Smile Bad-weather cameras.

We've got lots of lovely snow here in the UK, it happens that I have my D200 with me today. The M6TTL is at home, quite a few miles away. I have no hesitation in taking the Nikon (any of them) out in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 4,679
Posted By Steve_F
I think the top one is Velvia. A far comparison...

I think the top one is Velvia. A far comparison would be for both to be printed at 36" x 24", but the Velvia to go through an enlarger, as it should be - a Cibachrome as opposed to it being...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,815
Posted By Steve_F
Wow if an old film camera is worth that, and you...

Wow if an old film camera is worth that, and you can't even get film anymore, just imagine what a Titanium digital one could be worth in future. £15,000 sounds like an investment ;)

Steve.
Forum: Off Topic 12-04-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,589
Posted By Steve_F
My Nikon & Leica glass are protected using B+W...

My Nikon & Leica glass are protected using B+W for both and also Nikon L37c on a couple of Nikkors.
For example about 12 years ago I bought a Nikon 300/4 AF. Spent a silly amount on an 82mm Nikon...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,531
Posted By Steve_F
Dave, it must be a sign of age and appreciation...

Dave, it must be a sign of age and appreciation of durability that in my locker, in my bunk room at the Fire station (Firehouse) I have the new 'Steam & Steel' calendar hanging up every year. It is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,531
Posted By Steve_F
Lovely image. Whilst on the subject, for some...

Lovely image. Whilst on the subject, for some reason I have developed a fascination for American railroad images. I don't know where it's come from.
The engineering, landscapes or just the sheer...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-29-2010
Replies: 150
Views: 11,388
Posted By Steve_F
What an interesting thread, made me sit down and...

What an interesting thread, made me sit down and think also:
Nikon F50
Nikon F90X - wonderful, wish I still had it. Sold to fund F5
Mamiya RZ67 sell to fund :
Nikon F5 (not used enough, sold to fund...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-29-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 4,251
Posted By Steve_F
Swapping film backs and the ability for some...

Swapping film backs and the ability for some stunning close up stuff on medium format. I could never sell my RZ67, no matter how much I want a 7 II.
I also use the RZ for street stuff.

Steve.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,615
Posted By Steve_F
....and standard UK consumer photography...

....and standard UK consumer photography magazines.

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-27-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 4,506
Posted By Steve_F
Wonderful image Peter. Steve

Wonderful image Peter.

Steve
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-26-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 3,624
Posted By Steve_F
Uh-Oh.....now I want one....:( Steve.

Uh-Oh.....now I want one....:(

Steve.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-25-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,740
Posted By Steve_F
I agree fully. For items such as landscape or...

I agree fully. For items such as landscape or anything with very fine intricate detail, that requires fine rendition I would choose my RZ67 every time. That's only because I don't have LF. ;)

Steve.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-25-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,740
Posted By Steve_F
I've made prints of A2 size (approx 22x16) using...

I've made prints of A2 size (approx 22x16) using a Fuji S2 (6mp). The glass used is important too. I used my 80-200 2.8 Nikkor.
The shots were head & shoulder for a window display at a hair...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-19-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,641
Posted By Steve_F
I had a Sekonic 308, there was nothing wrong with...

I had a Sekonic 308, there was nothing wrong with it but I sold it to buy a Sekonic L508. The spotmeter is really, really useful once you've learnt how to use it properly.

Steve.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-18-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 714
Posted By Steve_F
Smile Lesson from Leica

Today I have to shoot some digital, out and about. I reached for my D3 and 80-200 2.8 & 24-85 Nikkors. How I wish had an M8 or M9. I don't need autofocus, rarely do after 14 months with an M6TTL. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,021
Posted By Steve_F
Unhappy Just wish I had the 'nuts' to be as honest with...

Just wish I had the 'nuts' to be as honest with myself as that about 35mm. MF I have and love. LF - love to give it a go.

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,093
Posted By Steve_F
Can they not store their car batteries in the...

Can they not store their car batteries in the fridge. Darn sight warmer than a Canadian winter I reckon.:D

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,093
Posted By Steve_F
I don't know if this particularly relevant to the...

I don't know if this particularly relevant to the M6 but it was to my M6TTL, and seems to crop up periodically. Thats why I've book marked...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-12-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,250
Posted By Steve_F
Thanks for all the suggestions. This has come...

Thanks for all the suggestions. This has come about because I've done a bit of 'soul-searching'.
I was very happy with my FM3A doing what I deemed to be 'street' photography. I then handled a Leica...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-12-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,250
Posted By Steve_F
Red face 7II & Leica M6 TTL

Hi all,
I currently own an M6TTL and am contemplating selling some gear for a 7II.
I have an RZ which is great for close-up, studio, landscapes, fixed location work etc.
I'm sure their are people...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-11-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By Steve_F
I figured that'd be the answer. Just wanted to...

I figured that'd be the answer. Just wanted to check. Had this sudden moment where I got it into my head that the C41 process may cause a different result. Don't know why...unfamiliar territory I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-11-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By Steve_F
Question Dumb question....

I know this will sound stupid. I'm about to shoot some Ilford XP2 c41 black and White film. Will the yellow filter I use with conventional black & white have a similar effect on this?

Steve
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-08-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By Steve_F
....or even art! 1 hour later...Still, now the...

....or even art!

1 hour later...Still, now the sun is out and the 'Brollies are away.
:rolleyes:


Steve
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-08-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By Steve_F
Unhappy Wrong speed film.

Well it's happened again. Nice Autumn light so in goes the Rollei Pan 25 @ISO 15. Today it is monstrously overcast and hammering it down. People are indoors and there are some great shots to be had....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Posted By Steve_F
I agree entirely. I once had the same idea for my...

I agree entirely. I once had the same idea for my Nikon FM3A.
A sensor (full-frame). ISO adjusted just like the film camera. A sensor that only shoots RAW/NEF & ships with Nikon Capture NX2.
Why on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-06-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,519
Posted By Steve_F
Me too. That is their business in film - Black &...

Me too. That is their business in film - Black & White!

Steve.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-03-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,870
Posted By Steve_F
My thoughts exactly. Steve.

My thoughts exactly.

Steve.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 3,128
Posted By Steve_F
After a long tiring day that brought out a...

After a long tiring day that brought out a genuine laugh out loud.

And me, recently acquired a CV 21 Color Skopar and finder for my M6 TTL; - focus - yep, Nicely framed - check. Meter - Doh!

Steve.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,870
Posted By Steve_F
I've just viewed this from a link on the FADU...

I've just viewed this from a link on the FADU forum. It's quite funny as it was put together by someone with a bit if Leica knowledge or someone who despises this forum. Either way, thanks for...
Forum: Off Topic 11-01-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,018
Posted By Steve_F
I have small cast iron one. Used for spices...

I have small cast iron one. Used for spices etc.
I did want a granite one but my wife thought I wouldn't use it much, which I do.

Steve
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By Steve_F
I think the whole idea is pretty cool! Maybe I'm...

I think the whole idea is pretty cool!
Maybe I'm reading to much into it but what about a manual Nikon F/FM whose serial number is from the year they were born? Obviously I have no idea how they old...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,506
Posted By Steve_F
ampguy - thats a pretty cool thing. Never happens...

ampguy - thats a pretty cool thing. Never happens to me though.

Steve.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,506
Posted By Steve_F
All the talk of people being interrupted and...

All the talk of people being interrupted and 'advised' reminds me of a TV show in the UK by a comedian called Harry Enfield. The character in question can't help but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2010
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,690
Posted By Steve_F
Of course, especially if you've forgotten there's...

Of course, especially if you've forgotten there's colour tranny film in it.:bang:

Steve.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,549
Posted By Steve_F
Yellow filter light loss.

I've just put a b+w mid-yellow on my M6TTL and intend to use a hand-held spotmeter. It's been a while but I had a re-collection that light lost, when measured was actually only 1/3 stop compared to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,203
Posted By Steve_F
An interesting but annoying dilemma. I personally...

An interesting but annoying dilemma. I personally would print all the memory ones as 6x4 and put them in an album. Just like you would prints from negs. We have hundreds of our first born, out of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,684
Posted By Steve_F
EliasK, I understand how you feel about the find....

EliasK, I understand how you feel about the find. I was clearing some space at mothers for her and we found a large box full of Kodachrome boxes. These are Over 44 years of age of my parents before I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2010
Replies: 221
Views: 24,142
Posted By Steve_F
Me too. What a great shot. I'd love to have one...

Me too. What a great shot. I'd love to have one like that in my neg sleeves.

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By Steve_F
Roger, thanks for that. If it's a known...

Roger, thanks for that. If it's a known 'character trait' then I have no concerns whatsoever. Like I said, they were more 'ghostly' than full-blown in-situ.
Thanks,

Steve.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By Steve_F
Briefly Sticking Framelines - Cool Weather?

I wonder if any one has experienced this. In May this year my M6TTL had sticking framelines and was cleaned by Leica - All OK.
Today when I came to use it after 8 hours in the boot of the car - temp...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-21-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,076
Posted By Steve_F
Well I've built my Leica stuff from scratch in...

Well I've built my Leica stuff from scratch in the Past 13 months. Spent a few quid and had enough now. It's amazing how less £100 can give a lot of pleasure. Spent some money on a workbench and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-20-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 5,138
Posted By Steve_F
If Nikon brought out a full-frame sensor FM3A...

If Nikon brought out a full-frame sensor FM3A (body size & real optical viewfinder) I'd probably flog the Leica stuff and get glass for both my manual Nikons.

Steve.

Well maybe keep the Leica and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-20-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 5,138
Posted By Steve_F
I started a similar thread several months ago. I...

I started a similar thread several months ago. I have son who is just over 3 yrs and a 10 month old daughter. I found it very frustrating that I couldn't get in as close as I'd like. Almost gave up...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 4,435
Posted By Steve_F
Scanning = Boring comes second to spending all...

Scanning = Boring comes second to spending all night filling sandbags with Salisbury Plain chalk, under tactical conditions - no talking, brews or smoking ('cept when the PS cleared off and you could...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-17-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 3,334
Posted By Steve_F
I don't know if any of you have read the book...

I don't know if any of you have read the book 'Braver Men Walk Away' by Peter Gurney and his bomb disposal career, I believe the cover image was from that No.10 attack.
If you google the title and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-17-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 3,334
Posted By Steve_F
Was that at the time of 'Gulf War I' when a...

Was that at the time of 'Gulf War I' when a round landed in the garden of No. 10 ?
The then Prime Minister John Major was ushered into a cupboard by his cabinet if I remember correctly.

The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 703
Posted By Steve_F
Smile Prints from 6x7 Portra or E100G in the UK.

I'm about to undertake a project I've set for myself, using medium format (RZ67) film. The dilemma I have is whether to shoot on Portra 160 NC or Ektachrome 100G.
The problem I've found over the...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-17-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,521
Posted By Steve_F
I moved home in April this year and am now...

I moved home in April this year and am now finally getting round to building a new one. I've no idea how long it will take, especially with two very young children.
It's been almost 11 months since...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-16-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 6,455
Posted By Steve_F
I have a Manfrotto 709B. It fits in my...

I have a Manfrotto 709B. It fits in my Billingham, takes up next to no room and as you can see in the images works in 'Portrait' as easy as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 4,783
Posted By Steve_F
That's just plain funny. Steve.

That's just plain funny.

Steve.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 4,783
Posted By Steve_F
Yep. I don't think you'll be alone in feeling...

Yep. I don't think you'll be alone in feeling like this. I for one do too.
Photoshop'd to death springs to mind.
I've done weddings and also some portrait work and do look at other photographers...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-13-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,164
Posted By Steve_F
Just in case there is... Here is my M6TTL. Note...

Just in case there is...
Here is my M6TTL. Note the LARGE shutter speed dial, unlike the small one on the M6 'Classic'. 'TTL' in this case refers to the flash...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-13-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,164
Posted By Steve_F
I don't know the current exchange rate but M6...

I don't know the current exchange rate but M6 TTL's (as opposed to an M6 with TTL merering) are going around £950-£999 from main Leica dealers in the UK. I've seen a couple of M6's on eBay advertised...
Forum: Off Topic 10-12-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 1,715
Posted By Steve_F
The Audi & MP. I would have thought the M9 Ti...

The Audi & MP.
I would have thought the M9 Ti would go with LR as a lot of both those users don't like to get them dirty. And anyway don't people buy Leicas for good, solid, reliable German...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 9,230
Posted By Steve_F
So could I if I was prepared to say "F**k the lot...

So could I if I was prepared to say "F**k the lot of you " and run up $24,000,000 worth of debt. We all could really.
That's art I guess. ;)

Steve.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2010
Replies: 1,727
Views: 443,535
Posted By Steve_F
.....and 'six-seven' at that. ;)

.....and 'six-seven' at that. ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-11-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 3,415
Posted By Steve_F
I've a lovely black FM3A I'm going to put on eBay...

I've a lovely black FM3A I'm going to put on eBay (*nasty place*) this week.
I'm looking for £230 or nearest offer. If you'd like to know more and would like to see some photos PM me.
The reason I'm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 9,230
Posted By Steve_F
Just get the RZ. I bought my first around ten...

Just get the RZ. I bought my first around ten years ago. Sold it a few years later to fund my F5 and regretted it so much that I saved and purchased another RZ that I still have.
Last year I bought...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,887
Posted By Steve_F
Wonderful images Chris. My 3 yr old son got one...

Wonderful images Chris. My 3 yr old son got one of those Vtec kiddie digital cameras last year. It gives me pure joy to see him use it and then skim through the files to see his world through his...
Forum: Off Topic 10-08-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 3,712
Posted By Steve_F
Ducky - Well spotted. People forget it wasn't so...

Ducky - Well spotted. People forget it wasn't so long ago it was a horrific reality.

Steve.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-05-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 9,795
Posted By Steve_F
You forgot one thing Roger, a handheld meter if...

You forgot one thing Roger, a handheld meter if it's going to be tested properly without it's batteries.:D

As for the rest of you...sarcasm maybe the lowest form of wit (some say) but it sure as...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-02-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 7,619
Posted By Steve_F
I have a Meopta Opemus 6 that I have put on an...

I have a Meopta Opemus 6 that I have put on an Opemus 7 colour head (for b&w multigrade paper contrast ). The Opemus 7 takes 6x7 neg carriers.
It is serving me well for wonderful prints for the past...
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