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Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2017
Replies: 9,174
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Posted By pixelatedscraps
Yikes, been away for a while and seem to be...

Yikes, been away for a while and seem to be accumulating more computer hardware and lighting accessories than any film gear! (though I do have my eye on a good Mamiya 6 body)

Recently purchased:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2017
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Man, I love this thread. It's a pity my only...

Man, I love this thread. It's a pity my only hardware purchases of late have been mostly computer or digital camera related for work but here goes in case anyone is interested in a slightly off...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2016
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Oh man, I used to own one of these in beautiful...

Oh man, I used to own one of these in beautiful condition with all of the lenses for a couple of years. It's a hulking, brutish beast but a whole lotta fun to shoot. I once took the entire kit out...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 07-05-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3,154
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Wow. It's been a long time and what an...

Wow. It's been a long time and what an appropriate thread to jump back into. Our studio has recently overhauled its image storage structure and rebuilt its entire 24Tb server so here's a little look...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,739
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Just finished a documentary shoot as a stills...

Just finished a documentary shoot as a stills photographer so lugging back a D800e, D600, 21mm, 50mm and 85mm. Plus a bunch of SB-700s and an SB-900, soft boxes, stands, props and random things....
Forum: Olympus RF 04-03-2014
Replies: 328
Views: 68,986
Posted By pixelatedscraps
This is one of my faves. Just good timing in the...

This is one of my faves. Just good timing in the middle of a meal at a Chinese Muslim restaurant in Hong Kong. Shot on an XA4 though.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-01-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 9,498
Posted By pixelatedscraps
The Minolta TC-1 is arguably up there for the...

The Minolta TC-1 is arguably up there for the no.1 spot I would say
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 5,267
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Agreed. You also don't mention if this is for...

Agreed. You also don't mention if this is for professional usage that is time and content critical for commercial or editorial clients (in which case: go for biggest, fastest, most responsive - and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2014
Replies: 3,294
Views: 570,804
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Caught in their own worlds, somewhere in London. ...

Caught in their own worlds, somewhere in London.

Olympus M-1, 35mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko and a roll of Tri-X if I'm not mistaken.

Edit: okay another vote for Tapatalk: I was unable to delete the first...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,620
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Ouch. That's a bit harsh. I'm glad not everyone...

Ouch. That's a bit harsh. I'm glad not everyone thinks like you otherwise it would just be chain electronic stores and 15% markups everywhere in this city.

Every city has its foibles, certainly...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 5,032
Posted By pixelatedscraps
My Koni-Omega Rapid 100. What a beast that was. I...

My Koni-Omega Rapid 100. What a beast that was. I owned one for about 6 months and had such a blast with it. I parted with it when I pointed it at an old granny in a Wan Chai street market and she...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,414
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I would love to hear of anyone's experience with...

I would love to hear of anyone's experience with getting a D600 replacement with this new announcement. Please post back if you do.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-29-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,623
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I got given a Billingham Hadley Pro in black and...

I got given a Billingham Hadley Pro in black and brown for Christmas and it is easily the best camera bag I've ever owned. I have a multitude of Lowepro and Zkin bags that go back to the early 1990s...
Forum: RFF News 03-29-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 24,907
Posted By pixelatedscraps
About 50% of the time using FR and RFF on iOS...

About 50% of the time using FR and RFF on iOS (6.1x-7.1) I'll get a parsing error, especially when trying to post a new thread or trying to jump to the most recent page of a long thread.

About...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,739
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Currently in Penang for the first time in many...

Currently in Penang for the first time in many years (since I was a kid?) with my fiancée. It's all about the street and hawker food here so I've just got my trusty Olympus XA4.

I did bring my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-28-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,414
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Looks like Nikon has been listening:...

Looks like Nikon has been listening:

http://www.nikon.com/news/2014/0328_01.htm?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews

They've offered to replace repeatedly affected D600s with new cameras or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,414
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Well, don't forget Canon / Nikon also have the...

Well, don't forget Canon / Nikon also have the same Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar, 85mm f/1.4 Planar, 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar as Sony does. I believe the superlative 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar only comes in EF...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,739
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Packing for a surprise birthday trip this weekend...

Packing for a surprise birthday trip this weekend courtesy of my fiancee, so am going light:

Leica M4 / 35mm Summaron + Ilford Delta 100
Olympus XA4 + Kodak Ektar
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,414
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Point taken. But mounting an adapter (with or...

Point taken. But mounting an adapter (with or without another glass layer) is not an option for me, though I do see the advantage in being able to use old legacy lenses lying unused. It's definitely...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,414
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Well, that's good news for you and I'm glad Sony...

Well, that's good news for you and I'm glad Sony has a happy user. I only use primes for my work and Sony's lens lineup (for me) is even weaker than MFT or Fuji's. While Sony may work for some, it...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-26-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 7,142
Posted By pixelatedscraps
XM-1 + 27mm for me I think. Though by the time I...

XM-1 + 27mm for me I think. Though by the time I have enough money for a travel camera after the D800E (still need to claw back a Zeiss 100mm and possibly add the 15mm Distagon to round out the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,414
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I've heard and read nothing but good reports...

I've heard and read nothing but good reports about Fuji customer service. I particularly like how they highlighted the initial focusing problems with the X Pro-1 and XE-1 and also the light leaks of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,414
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I think there is a touch of confusion here....

I think there is a touch of confusion here. Saying Canon/Nikon is preferable for a professional photographer isn't just a conversation about bodies, lenses and AF superlatives. 98% of pros (a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,414
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Well said. Basically, the D600 is a failure....

Well said.

Basically, the D600 is a failure. Returning a US$2000+ body to clean the sensor every couple of months or replacing the entire shutter assembly (and in my case, the image sensor) twice...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 5,032
Posted By pixelatedscraps
My Mamiya 6 or Leica M4. Every time I bring a...

My Mamiya 6 or Leica M4. Every time I bring a camera anywhere, it's for work purposes so whenever I have time off, I try to enjoy not having something heavy hanging off either shoulder...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,414
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Sounds similar to me. I did entertain the thought...

Sounds similar to me. I did entertain the thought of getting the XT-1 and buying into the Fuji system but it just didn't feel 'there' yet. I like shooting Zeiss glass: the 21mm and 100mm were my two...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 7,142
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Going with the EM10 I felt compromised a little...

Going with the EM10 I felt compromised a little too much on feature set compared to the XM-1. I mean, if you're going MFT you really want what Olympus is known for: and that's the 5-axis stabiliser,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,414
Posted By pixelatedscraps
[QUOTE="redisburning;2321731"]lbelieving anything...

[QUOTE="redisburning;2321731"]lbelieving anything Ken Rockwell say/QUOTE]

+1

The only reason he gets hits and comes very close to the top of search rankings is because he is very shrewd at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,414
Posted By pixelatedscraps
The D700 is a great camera, sure. I owned one and...

The D700 is a great camera, sure. I owned one and loved it but I don't see the benefits of purchasing one to use as a primary camera for professional reasons in 2014. Now if / when I gift or sell my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,414
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Yep, I even ended my rant in front of them with:...

Yep, I even ended my rant in front of them with:

'I don't have anything against any of you here but it is painfully obvious that something has been wrong with this camera design from day 1. If I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,414
Posted By pixelatedscraps
You're right. I hadn't thought about that massive...

You're right. I hadn't thought about that massive demographic ;)

Despite my love for Nikon, let's hope they google and discover threads like this!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,414
Posted By pixelatedscraps
That was my initial thought too, but both bodies...

That was my initial thought too, but both bodies are approaching what, 6-7 years old now? How long would they last without guarantees I kept asking myself. I should have had a working second body...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,414
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I wonder how much it has actually damaged their...

I wonder how much it has actually damaged their opinion though. Pro NPS members shooting D4s and D800Es aren't likely to pay attention to what they consider a prosumer body with generally great NPS...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2014
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Good thing you didn't buy a D600 as a mini-me...

Good thing you didn't buy a D600 as a mini-me D800 ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,414
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I won't post his name here but when asked, the...

I won't post his name here but when asked, the manager of the Nikon service centre in Hong Kong - after much exasperated prodding - finally admitted to me that he would be 'very upset at Nikon' if he...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,414
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Well, I have all the invoices and comments from...

Well, I have all the invoices and comments from the Nikon service centre so there is proof in black and white. I've lost track of how many follow up calls I've had with Nikon Hong Kong management -...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,414
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I purchased a Nikon D600 in November 2012, just...

I purchased a Nikon D600 in November 2012, just after it was announced. I was a very happy owner as it promised to be an affordable, high quality, and compact full frame camera. It would,...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-24-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 7,142
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Everything's been put on hold since purchasing a...

Everything's been put on hold since purchasing a D800E but I had made the decision to go for the XM-1 and 27/2.8 pancake initially. Either way though, both cameras seem like they'd be excellent...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2014
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Just pulled the trigger on a D800E after my D600...

Just pulled the trigger on a D800E after my D600 died (more to come later on that). Sold my Makro-Planar to help fund it.


This is a game changer for me - what a camera. Stunning.

Also picked up...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-15-2014
Replies: 188
Views: 34,019
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Tough question. Probably 40mm or 75mm. Neither...

Tough question. Probably 40mm or 75mm. Neither seem to fit my eye at all.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-12-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,178
Posted By pixelatedscraps
+1 on that one

+1 on that one
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-12-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,178
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Perhaps it's a cliche, but I find breakups very...

Perhaps it's a cliche, but I find breakups very inspiring for my photography. My eye seems to fall upon things I might otherwise discard or glance over. This is in no way scientific, but I have a gut...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2014
Replies: 139
Views: 19,458
Posted By pixelatedscraps
An update to my earlier response, I keep cheap UV...

An update to my earlier response, I keep cheap UV filters (Hoya HMC) on all my lenses but instead of unclipping lens caps, I unscrew the filters with the lens caps attached and set them aside. I've...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,424
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Shoot one film and one digital. Digital has...

Shoot one film and one digital. Digital has metering, keep the film camera for keeping your sunny 16 on its toes. Keep the M4 and M8.

Regarding MF, if they're all 6x6 - just keep one. If everything...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-10-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 7,142
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I appreciate the responses guys, but this isn't...

I appreciate the responses guys, but this isn't really a 'what else should i get' type of question. I've discounted the GR as I want the flexibility of interchangeable lenses; the Sony A7 is clearly...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-10-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 7,142
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Thanks for the comments guys. A few things to...

Thanks for the comments guys. A few things to clarify in case my original post wasn't clear enough:

• I'm keeping my Nikon system (way too invested) for work purposes.

• I enjoy...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-09-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 7,142
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Professionally portable: Fuji XM-1 or Panasonic GM-1

After lugging my D600 and Zeiss 21/2.8, Sigma 35/1.4 and Nikon 85/1.8 across Turkey, Philippines and then across China since January, I've come to the following realisations:

A) the bag may not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,140
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I'm curious how the Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 90mm...

I'm curious how the Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 90mm f/3.5 performs as it seems to have received very good reviews. Ah, no matter - and so the long, expensive Zeiss route continues....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2014
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Good score. How much did you pay?

Good score. How much did you pay?
Forum: Olympus RF 03-08-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 22,671
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Loooove my XA4. The 28mm is a forgiving focal...

Loooove my XA4. The 28mm is a forgiving focal length for the kind of candid street photography I prefer with a camera this size and is definitely sharper than the 35mm f/3.5 lens on the XA2 (still a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-04-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,739
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Because I have a food shoot later today: ...

Because I have a food shoot later today:

-Nikon D600 + MB-D14
-Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor
-Zeiss 100mm f/2.8 ZF.2 Makro-Planar
-1x Nikon SB-900 / 2x Nikon SB-700 / Phottix Odin wireless...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-04-2014
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I've been buying mostly work-related gear....

I've been buying mostly work-related gear. Nothing at all to do with film cameras:

-Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 ZF.2 (no more vertical panoramas or $&[email protected]) stitching in PS anymore!)

-128Gb OCZ Agility SSD +...
Forum: Yashica RF 11-19-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,351
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Bad luck. Almost any 1970s camera has quite...

Bad luck. Almost any 1970s camera has quite sensitive (and short-lived) electronic circuitry but don't let that put you off this camera, it's an awesome little thing if you get one with an accurate...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,149
Posted By pixelatedscraps
35mm: either my Leica M4 & 35/2.8 Summaron or...

35mm: either my Leica M4 & 35/2.8 Summaron or Olympus XA4 with its 28mm.

Medium format: Mamiya 6 & 50mm

Digital: Nikon D600 & Zeiss 21mm
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,140
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Voigtlander lenses on Nikon D600 / D800

Just wondering if anyone here has experience shooting with CV lenses in Nikon mount on a D600, D800 or D800e body?

We all know of the (mostly) superlative yet costly Zeiss options on FF DSLRs but...
Forum: Yashica RF 11-08-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,351
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I had a similar issue with one of my many CC and...

I had a similar issue with one of my many CC and CCNs a few years ago, and sent it off to Mark Hama in the USA to get repaired. I don't remember how much it was but I remember it was close to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,072
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Never had a problem with buying / selling on RFF....

Never had a problem with buying / selling on RFF. I love the community here (99% of the time, anyway) and everyone looks out for each other. I can't say I know FM forums well at all, other than to...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-08-2013
Replies: 610
Views: 112,067
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Mine was a Nikon F2A purchased in 1998 when I was...

Mine was a Nikon F2A purchased in 1998 when I was 18 years old and from money I'd scrimped and saved from multiple birthdays, generous relatives, and a particularly bountiful Chinese New Year Lai See...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2013
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Been on a long digital spree having offloaded a...

Been on a long digital spree having offloaded a lot of my film gear. In the last two weeks, I've added the following:

•Zeiss ZF.2 Distagon 21mm f/2.8
•Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
•Nikon...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-17-2013
Replies: 610
Views: 112,067
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I think the first camera I was given was an OM-10...

I think the first camera I was given was an OM-10 with a 50mm f/1.8 and a 75-150mm lens.

The first one I ever bought was an F2A with 50mm f/1.8 a Series E. Love that beast. Still one of my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2012
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Just picked up a Nikon 105/2.8 Micro-Nikkor....

Just picked up a Nikon 105/2.8 Micro-Nikkor. Awesome lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2012
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Hmmm...been away for a LONG time. Been buying a...

Hmmm...been away for a LONG time. Been buying a crazy amount but now trying to sell as much as possible to offset all these new, supposedly consolidated toys ;)

-Nikon D600
-Nikon 16-35mm f/4 VR |...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-16-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,253
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I was in India for two weeks over Christmas 2...

I was in India for two weeks over Christmas 2 years ago and I am so glad I decided to bring some slide film with me. I ended up doing most of my favourite photography in colour. To put it another...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2012
Replies: 303
Views: 46,919
Posted By pixelatedscraps
From a high of 9, I am now down to one: my...

From a high of 9, I am now down to one: my original 30th birthday present M4 from my girlfriend:

3x M3
2x M2
2x M4
1x M4 bp
1x CLE
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2012
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Anyone else particularly broke this month due to...

Anyone else particularly broke this month due to GAS?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-23-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 229,385
Posted By pixelatedscraps
This new high-end scanner, if all they are aiming...

This new high-end scanner, if all they are aiming for is 9000 ED quality, should be retailing at about half the price of a 9000 ED. $3000 is a LOT to ask for a film scanner in 2012. If what we want...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2012
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Nikon D7000 17-55mm f/2.8 G 35/1.8 G SB-700 3x...

Nikon D7000
17-55mm f/2.8 G
35/1.8 G
SB-700
3x A-Data 8Gb SD cards
1x Hoya 77mm HMC UV filter
ZKIN Yeti Raw backpack
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,739
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Slightly blasphemous I'm sure but I just shot my...

Slightly blasphemous I'm sure but I just shot my first event last night and have been having a blast with:

Nikon D7000
17-55mm f/2.8 G
35/1.8 G
SB-700
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-17-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,357
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the E-M5, it...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the E-M5, it was great to read from the perspective of someone in a similar situation as mine: predominantly a film shooter with a slight distaste for...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-16-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1,409
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Feedback on the ZKIN Yeti Raw?

Any word on this? It suits the aesthetic I like and ZKIN does do some pretty well-built stuff.

http://z-kin.com/collection_raw-yeti.php
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,739
Posted By pixelatedscraps
My brand new baby (well, not strictly "new"):...

My brand new baby (well, not strictly "new"):

Nikon F w/ FTN finder
105/2.5 PC N-AI Nippon Kogaku
Rollei Retro 100s
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-14-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,716
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I'm currently using a Canoscan 9000F and have...

I'm currently using a Canoscan 9000F and have been quite disappointed with the 35mm results.

MF is okay when leaving all adjustments off and doing everything in post-process in Lightroom or PS....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-14-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,716
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Fairly divided opinions: as are mine! Been...

Fairly divided opinions: as are mine!

Been reading a lot about the Reflectas and Plusteks. I'd love to see some scanned images from anyone here who uses either the Reflecta or Plustek, particularly...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-13-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,716
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Small, compact 135 scanner: Go with the new Reflecta / Plustek or Old Minolta?

I'm looking for a small, fairly compact, high-quality 135 negative scanner with a batch scanning mode to fit in my office.

I've been looking at the following models:

Reflecta RPS 7200 Pro
Plustek...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2012
Replies: 330
Views: 50,545
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I have a really bloody old Voigtlander 6x9 folder...

I have a really bloody old Voigtlander 6x9 folder from about 1923 I think. Also a Zeiss Ikon Nettar from around the early 1930s but I'll have to check and post some photos.

Have I used either of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-09-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 961
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Usually the official Mamiya agent will have a...

Usually the official Mamiya agent will have a repair centre either on or off-site. That's probably your best bet.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-05-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,739
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Out and about this weekend with a diminutive...

Out and about this weekend with a diminutive Yashica T4 Super. Love the way the champagne coloured ones have a lot more definition on the front fascia compares to the black ones.

Think it's loaded...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-05-2012
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Just received 10x rolls of Kodak Tri-X from...

Just received 10x rolls of Kodak Tri-X from Freestyle's Tri-X promotion.

Also hit the purchase button on a beautiful EX Nikon F w/ FTN finder from KEH, including:

-35/2.8 Nippon Kogaku
-50/2...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-20-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Me too: so much fun with this, though it's not a...

Me too: so much fun with this, though it's not a cheap hobby (but then what is?).

I think Dean is still rolling out Aerochrome but he may be on his last batch.

I will be posting more of mine as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 6,598
Posted By pixelatedscraps
If its daylight, I usually take one with B&W and...

If its daylight, I usually take one with B&W and one with a roll of slide, mostly ISO 100.

If its slightly murky, late afternoon or indoors, I swap them for ISO 400 or 800, still keeping B&W and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 6,798
Posted By pixelatedscraps
That's funny, that's almost exactly what I intend...

That's funny, that's almost exactly what I intend on doing as well. I've got a big bunch of OM and M.Zuiko gear which I'm going to be letting go of soon. Keeping my M4, a great MF system (Mamiya 6)...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-19-2012
Replies: 177
Views: 74,273
Posted By pixelatedscraps
A lady and her sweets. A shot from Pondicherry,...

A lady and her sweets. A shot from Pondicherry, India.

Mamiya 6
50/4
Fuji Reala Ace
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By pixelatedscraps
[W/NW] Your shots with Kodak Aerochrome (or other color infrared film)

Had to restart this thread as I was uploading crappy quality photos from the Forum Runner app originally so here are some better ones.

Post your favorite shots using color infrared film. I'm using...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 6,798
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I'm up to 122 cameras right now. With a...

I'm up to 122 cameras right now. With a ballooning credit card debt from taking one too many holidays, it may be time to offload some cameras...oh the pain...

I'm keeping:

Mamiya 6 full 3x lens +...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2012
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
10x rolls of Kodak Tri-X 120 film on...

10x rolls of Kodak Tri-X 120 film on freestyle.biz's Tri-X promotion and 10x rolls of Arista Edu 135
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-17-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 8,779
Posted By pixelatedscraps
My beef with bag manufacturers is that all the...

My beef with bag manufacturers is that all the bags are so goddamned fugly. Why do they have to scream "I'm a camera bag!" or worse yet "I have little to no aesthetic design".

The closest I can...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,371
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Hasselblad 500CM kits with a Planar C (add a lens...

Hasselblad 500CM kits with a Planar C (add a lens hood for flare protection) are quite reasonable in BGN condition from KEH. Check prices again I say.

Otherwise, you can get an East German Pentacon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2012
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
- Yashica T4 Super (couldn't resist trying out a...

- Yashica T4 Super (couldn't resist trying out a cream coloured one)

-Konica III

-Olympus XA2

Perhaps a better question would be: "what are you about to sell to fund your most recent...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2012
Replies: 3,294
Views: 570,804
Posted By pixelatedscraps
London Olympus OM-2SP 35/2.8 Zuiko

London

Olympus OM-2SP
35/2.8 Zuiko
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2012
Replies: 3,294
Views: 570,804
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Yangshuo, China. Leica M4, 35/2.8 Summaron,...

Yangshuo, China.

Leica M4, 35/2.8 Summaron, Shanghai GP-100.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 6,987
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Since getting into shooting Aerochrome, I've been...

Since getting into shooting Aerochrome, I've been taking my trusty T4 Super and now a Mamiya 6 + 50/4 lens.

The T4 gets either B&W or E6 while the Mamiya is usually loaded with Aerochrome + orange...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2012
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
LaCie Rugged 1Tb USB 3.0/FireWire 800 external...

LaCie Rugged 1Tb USB 3.0/FireWire 800 external drive for travel and backups of my iMac
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-08-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 60,547
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I am a big, longtime OM shooter and now collector...

I am a big, longtime OM shooter and now collector of an M system (I guess), and so the EM-5 was the holy grail I'd been waiting many years for. I had an Olympus E-1 and then later an E-620 but there...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-05-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 60,547
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I really wanted one of these up until I got to...

I really wanted one of these up until I got to test one out in Tin Cheung Cameras last week. They only had black ones in stock but here are my thoughts (and saying "hell no, no dinky 4/3 camera for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2012
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
-Leica IIIC K w/ Carl Zeiss 35/2.8 Biogon (from...

-Leica IIIC K w/ Carl Zeiss 35/2.8 Biogon (from Tom Eitnier's 1945 collection - cant wait!)

-Minolta Autocord (sold my last one but realise this is a killer TLR)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 11,140
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Impressive specs...I wonder how it performs in...

Impressive specs...I wonder how it performs in low light against the D700 it's meant to replace.

Reviews, please!
Forum: Other RF 01-26-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6,636
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Just a little bump for this thread - I just...

Just a little bump for this thread - I just picked up a beautiful Bantam Special Supermatic on sale and would love to know of this fabled 35mm conversion process.

Anyone with any news?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2011
Replies: 79
Views: 6,987
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I always take my Yashica T4 Super (35mm) loaded...

I always take my Yashica T4 Super (35mm) loaded with some sort of E6 (either Velvia or Sensia III) and either my M4 + 50/2 collapsible or Olympus OM-1n with 85mm f/2 and always, always shooting B&W,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2011
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
A Leica M3 SS, a leather jacket from Ted Baker, a...

A Leica M3 SS, a leather jacket from Ted Baker, a pair of Vero Cuoio shoes and a new PC (ASRock Extreme 970, 16Gb DDR3-1600 G.Skill Ripjaws, 120Gb OCZ Agility 3, Phenom II 560+, 2x 2Tb WD Caviar...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2011
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
1) Pentax K1000 w/ SMC 50mm f/1.4 2) Yashica T3...

1) Pentax K1000 w/ SMC 50mm f/1.4
2) Yashica T3 Super
3) Minolta SRT-102 w/ 35/1.8
4) Mamiya C330F Pro
5) Mamiya RB67 Pro-S w/ 127mm f/3.8 (for a friend but it does count, right? :))
6) Contax IIa...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-11-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,581
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Yeah, I've noticed the AF is pretty damned quick...

Yeah, I've noticed the AF is pretty damned quick - not sure if it's anywhere near on par with my old D700 - as Olympus is purporting - but for a small compact-ish camera it is far superior to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,739
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Yashica T4 Super with a roll of expired Agfa RSX...

Yashica T4 Super with a roll of expired Agfa RSX II (Thanks Frank!)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-16-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,581
Posted By pixelatedscraps
User feedback of the EP-3?

Anyone with one yet? I need a small digital for doing some product photography and basic macro and that's about it.

My D-Lux 4 doesn't trigger my 3 285HVs without buying an expensive Phottix or PW...
Forum: RFF News 06-09-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 24,279
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Let's fix RFF - it's been buggy (Classifieds pm...

Let's fix RFF - it's been buggy (Classifieds pm system is still screwy). Then bring back Tapatalk.

If it requires money to fix it, I'll be happy to donate. I've been reading about 10% of what I...
Forum: RFF News 06-01-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 24,279
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Please bring it back - RFF is so much easier to...

Please bring it back - RFF is so much easier to browse on Tapatalk than it is on any desktop browser. Would be a great shame if RFF can't make it work as it so clearly works on a lot of other forums
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,202
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Thanks for that!

Thanks for that!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,202
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Lens cap for Noctilux f/1 (E58) v.1?

Does anyone know the official model/name of the lens cap required for an E58 v.1?

Second question would be: does anyone know where to find one? I've contacted my local Leica agent and have been...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-27-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,986
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Murray, you are a godsend. I just got back from...

Murray, you are a godsend. I just got back from two trips overseas and Tapatalk isn't working well for me at all lately.

I'm going to read it all over again this weekend, as even I'm a little lost...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-25-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,739
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Two beautiful photos and advice I wish I could...

Two beautiful photos and advice I wish I could follow everywhere I travel, but due to time constraints, I rarely get the opportunity to do.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-20-2011
Replies: 251
Views: 24,135
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Trying to take a photo of the two kids running on...

Trying to take a photo of the two kids running on the other side of the street and this dude just walked past and made the photo.

Olympus OM-2SP w/ 35mm f/2.8 Zuiko & possibly Ilford Delta...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 2,984
Posted By pixelatedscraps
As much as I like the form factor of the m4/3 /...

As much as I like the form factor of the m4/3 / NEX cameras - from an aesthetic point of view - they are too restricted in terms of performance (autofocus, high iso, speed and what the hell to do...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,739
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I post in here about once a week ;) Today, for...

I post in here about once a week ;)

Today, for a weekend, birthday trip to Bangkok which is bound to be filled with sordid debauchery (thank god my girlfriend is coming), I have a Yashica T4 with...
Forum: Off Topic 05-19-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,512
Posted By pixelatedscraps
It happens to people from both generations I...

It happens to people from both generations I think. I've been on the receiving end of it (I'm 31) and I also dish it out unwittingly as well (I know a 60yr old mother who continues to surprise the...
Forum: RFF News 05-19-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 24,279
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I just visited melbourne after an absence of 8...

I just visited melbourne after an absence of 8 years and man, the broadband network in Oz is still in a pitiful state. *** have Telstra and Optus been doing with themselves all these years??
Forum: RFF News 05-19-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 24,279
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I couldn't get onto RFF at all yesterday, either...

I couldn't get onto RFF at all yesterday, either from desktop or Tapatalk.

All seems okay now but please don't take away TT comparability, I actually prefer using it to the standard desktop version...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-19-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,986
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Yashica Half 17 Rapid - spare rapid canisters, anyone?

Picked up this lovely Yashica Half 17 Rapid but it only comes with one Rapid canister. Does anyone know anyone who might have a brother, a cousin, a passing stranger in the street with a spare one -...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-09-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 6,258
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Similar to Mike with the dreams about not having...

Similar to Mike with the dreams about not having a camera in the right moment...I have also had the kid in the candy store dream where I look up and around me and all I see are shelves of gleaming...
Forum: Travel 04-30-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Thanks for the suggestions. I had a wander around...

Thanks for the suggestions. I had a wander around the exact same areas you mentioned as I'm staying in the Marriott right round the corner.

Completely different to how I remember it as a uni...
Forum: Travel 04-28-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Places to go in and around Melbourne

Am heading to Melbourne tomorrow after a long absence since leaving university (Monash) 9 years ago. Suffice to say, I can't remember anything about where to go, eat, shoot or shop.

Am bringing my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,739
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Carrying? Olympus XA4 with Agfa APX100

Carrying? Olympus XA4 with Agfa APX100
Forum: Olympus RF 04-26-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,667
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I only have the A11 flash and while it's small...

I only have the A11 flash and while it's small and fairly light, it's pretty weak and as with small flashes on small cameras, the results can leave much to be desired. I'm sure there's a way to...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-25-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,667
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I have an XA2 and an XA4; previously had the XA...

I have an XA2 and an XA4; previously had the XA but like others here, found the RF focusing to be tricky and ultimately slower than the scale focusing of the XA2/XA4. I love the XA2's vignetting as...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-25-2011
Replies: 610
Views: 112,067
Posted By pixelatedscraps
The first camera I'd saved up to buy all by...

The first camera I'd saved up to buy all by myself was a Nikon F2A. I ended up selling it once I'd decided on focusing on using OM cameras as my 35mm film SLR
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-24-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,354
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Can heartily recommend the 35/2.8 Jupiter-12 as...

Can heartily recommend the 35/2.8 Jupiter-12 as well, provided you get one with a clear rear element and it's original case.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-20-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 5,026
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Look for someone to exchange your M6 for a Mamiya...

Look for someone to exchange your M6 for a Mamiya 6. More interesting 6x6 format, features retractable lens mount system, does not need external viewfinders like the Mamiya 7, built of better...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-19-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,014
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I love her books. Awesome writer and definitely...

I love her books. Awesome writer and definitely one of my faves.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-19-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 6,168
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I am currently debating the same thing but...

I am currently debating the same thing but deciding between swapping my OM kit for a Leica R kit. With R prices so cheap its suddenly become a realistic possibility.

I would lose out on weight and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-19-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,605
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Cool. Thanks for that. I had no idea how to price...

Cool. Thanks for that. I had no idea how to price it
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-18-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,605
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Pricing for mint Rolleiflex 3.5 T (type 1)?

I have two Rolleiflex 3.5 T (1x grey T type 1, 1x black) both in mint condition - basically very minor tiny rubbings on a couple of the corners - everything else looks pristine on them.

Only...
Forum: Yashica RF 04-16-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 6,268
Posted By pixelatedscraps
My favorites are: Electro 35 CC / CCN...

My favorites are:

Electro 35 CC / CCN (unbeatable lens combo: 35mm f/1.8)

Yashica-Mat 124G (yes, these are overpriced but if you find one in good condition, they are excellent cameras)

I had a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2011
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
An 8mm Bell & Howell projector from the 50s, a...

An 8mm Bell & Howell projector from the 50s, a Canon Dial 35 and an iPad 2. All for work purposes, of course.

Oh, and a beautiful M3 DS to replace the two M2s, two M3s and my second M4 which I sold...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2011
Replies: 131
Views: 13,375
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Unhappy KEH prices INSANE now

Anyone else noticed this? Prices in brackets are the prices I recorded in December, when I last bought anything:

Nikon FM2N 'BGN' = $199 ($119)

Nikon FE2 'BGN' = $179 ($89)

Leica M2 'BGN' =...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-13-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 5,699
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Thanks for the advice and recommendations guys. I...

Thanks for the advice and recommendations guys. I signed up with LFP a month or so ago and have been reading new posts almost daily since then. I suppose I need to start reading more of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 6,494
Posted By pixelatedscraps
All I read was: How do you have sex with a camera

All I read was: How do you have sex with a camera
Forum: RFF Polls 04-11-2011
Replies: 187
Views: 12,630
Posted By pixelatedscraps
There's nothing better than a Masala Chai, that's...

There's nothing better than a Masala Chai, that's true
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-11-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 5,699
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Thanks for the info mtargz. I am a total LF noob...

Thanks for the info mtargz. I am a total LF noob and know next to nothing. Does this mean the Pressman D can only accept Copal #0 shuttered lenses?
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-11-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 6,861
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Okay, slightly off-topic but still... I was a...

Okay, slightly off-topic but still...

I was a huge computer nerd back in the 90s when I was a teenager and my favorite PC game was Wing Commander II and III (though X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter was...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-11-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 5,699
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Question 105mm / 270mm 4x5 lens recommendations on a budget

Am eagerly awaiting the delivery of my first 4x5 camera: a Busch Pressman D (thanks, Creagerj!). The current lens on the Pressman is a 135/4.5 Steinheil-Munchen Culminar.

However, in terms of focal...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-09-2011
Replies: 308
Views: 32,701
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I only own one: an OM 50mm f/1.8 (MiJ version)...

I only own one: an OM 50mm f/1.8 (MiJ version)

Just not a big 50mm fan. Now if this was a 35mm lens poll...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-09-2011
Replies: 187
Views: 12,630
Posted By pixelatedscraps
green tea, asahi, vodka & sodas, old fashioneds...

green tea, asahi, vodka & sodas, old fashioneds and sidecars. and plenty of water, to boot.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-08-2011
Replies: 95
Views: 12,859
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Just one camera + lens to last me? Mamiya 6 +...

Just one camera + lens to last me?

Mamiya 6 + 50mm f/4
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2011
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Even though I'm supposed to be selling everything...

Even though I'm supposed to be selling everything (from 56 cameras down to 16), I am also waiting for the following to arrive:

-Busch Pressman D 4x5
-Polaroid 110B 4x5 Conversion
-iPad 2 32Gb...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-06-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Thanks Ftography and plummerl. Great, detailed...

Thanks Ftography and plummerl. Great, detailed info and the link is sure to be bookmarked!
Forum: Off Topic 04-05-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,558
Posted By pixelatedscraps
"Do I care that you think I'm a poseur?" Well,...

"Do I care that you think I'm a poseur?"

Well, to be honest, it sounds like you do care.

I get confused when people live a portion of their public lives via the Internet and then get...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,739
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Went hiking today to Sham Wan, the only protected...

Went hiking today to Sham Wan, the only protected beach in Hong Kong where green turtles can come to lay eggs during the summer months. Took about two hours, and I had a Mamiya 6 w/ 75mm...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-05-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,350
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Me too: I've had two Stylus / Mju and never had...

Me too: I've had two Stylus / Mju and never had issues with focusing or sharpness from the lens. I've also had two XA2 and can say they both suffer from vignetting. Either way, there will be some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Compatible film door for OM-3

I've got a nice OM-3 in good shape apart from the rear film door. I know I can swap it for an OM-2 / OM-1 door as I have tried with mine, but neither are cosmetically nicer than the one I have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-05-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 2,136
Posted By pixelatedscraps
For $1200 I'm sure you can find an R4A (I like me...

For $1200 I'm sure you can find an R4A (I like me wide-angle for street shooting) + 35/2.5 Color-Skopar, either new or second hand. I'd go for second hand, personally.

Good luck, and welcome to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 2,613
Posted By pixelatedscraps
From everything I've seen over the last few...

From everything I've seen over the last few months, there are a lot of buyers from the mainland (China) buying up anything and everything with a vintage German name on it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,094
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I thought Velvia 50 got discontinued a long time...

I thought Velvia 50 got discontinued a long time ago...huh.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-04-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,350
Posted By pixelatedscraps
AF / AE Budget - Olympus Stylus / MJU Midrange...

AF / AE

Budget - Olympus Stylus / MJU

Midrange - Yashica T4 / Super

High-end - Contax T3 / Minolta TC-1 / Leica CM / Hexar AF / Ricoh GR1 series

MF / AE
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 2,613
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Not just Leica prices, also Hasselblad and Nikon....

Not just Leica prices, also Hasselblad and Nikon. I've been keeping an eye on prices at KEH and they are definitely higher than they were at Christmas.

I bought a BGN grade M2 for $725 in November...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-03-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 9,281
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Yeah, the D700 at 25,600 is nice. Not quite...

Yeah, the D700 at 25,600 is nice. Not quite printable nice, but definitely okay for web-posting shots.

Great camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-03-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 9,841
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I thoroughly tested the **** out of my friend's...

I thoroughly tested the **** out of my friend's 5D MKII while I was tossing it up against the D700. In the end, I went with the D700 because I felt the build quality was on a different level to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 2,549
Posted By pixelatedscraps
No, you're not going to find exactly what you're...

No, you're not going to find exactly what you're looking for but you can come close with the EP-1/2, etc. I'm in the same boat as you, but I've accepted that I'll have to stop looking for an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,812
Posted By pixelatedscraps
They're on sale everywhere in Japan and here in...

They're on sale everywhere in Japan and here in Hong Kong.

How much did you pay for it? They're pretty dinky, plasticky little cameras that produce a digital 'lomo' effect: i.e., fairly poor image...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,313
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Alltop is a great site - very useful

Alltop is a great site - very useful
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 6,798
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Am reconsidering keeping the Petri, it's just a...

Am reconsidering keeping the Petri, it's just a tricky camera to keep in good working condition. I've had to return it twice to the repair guy to fix the infamous sticking film advance lever problem....
Forum: RFF Polls 04-02-2011
Replies: 92
Views: 5,826
Posted By pixelatedscraps
In no particular order, some of my...

In no particular order, some of my faves:

Rolleiflex (pretty much any of them)

Leica M2 / M3 / M4 (can't decide between them)

Carl Zeiss Werra 1 (before the logo was added)

Voigtlander Vitessa
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 6,798
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Hahahah thanks for clarifying that. It is going...

Hahahah thanks for clarifying that. It is going to be a project getting that one sorted out. I can't wait. I just hope there is someone who can hammer out a dented corner to perfection here in Hong...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 6,406
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Instead of wishing for new things, my aim is to...

Instead of wishing for new things, my aim is to sell off my entire collection and whittle it down to 4 cameras.

For once in my lifetime, and I'm hoping this is a sign of maturity, I don't think I'm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 6,798
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I'm coming at it from a very practical point of...

I'm coming at it from a very practical point of view. Its gotten to the point where I finally nab a camera or lens I've wanted for years, shoot a roll with it and then quickly move on to the next...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 6,798
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Yeah, the prices are skyrocketing right now. From...

Yeah, the prices are skyrocketing right now. From what I can see in the stores here in Hong Kong, it's mostly due to buyers from mainland China who are starting to buy up any available Leica / Contax...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 6,798
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Unhappy Cutting down your collection: the hardest thing to do

I am selling off all my surplus gear right now to fund a new business project in the next few months.

Out of about 55 cameras I'm keeping:

OM-1n
OM-2SP (24/2.8, 35/2.8, 50/1.8, 85/2)
M4...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2011
Replies: 129
Views: 9,560
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I'm going to make it a goal to add everyone in...

I'm going to make it a goal to add everyone in this thread to my Flickr. I think I only have about 20 contacts at the moment...

Mine is http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelatedscraps/
Forum: Large Format Film RF 03-24-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 11,347
Posted By pixelatedscraps
There's no RF / viewfinder on this one is there?

There's no RF / viewfinder on this one is there?
Forum: Large Format Film RF 03-24-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 10,710
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I've been thinking about getting into making my...

I've been thinking about getting into making my own 4x5 field camera too. Would be interesting to see how the project goes, and most likely I will be kicking myself for hitting Buy it Now on one of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 19,863
Posted By pixelatedscraps
My faves: 24/2.8 35/2.8 55/1.2 85/2 100/2.8...

My faves:

24/2.8
35/2.8
55/1.2
85/2
100/2.8

All nice, small lenses (apart from the 55/1.2) in keeping with the OM philosophy.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 03-22-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 11,347
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I just bought a Polaroid 110B 4x5 conversion off...

I just bought a Polaroid 110B 4x5 conversion off The Bay from a guy called Patrick Putze - says his turnaround is within 4 weeks. Cost me US$795.

Anyone bought or used him before? In hindsight, I...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-21-2011
Replies: 79
Views: 14,258
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Is anyone still working on their Polaroid 4x5...

Is anyone still working on their Polaroid 4x5 conversions? I've only just recently dipped my curious toes into the LF world and went from looking up a Toyo 45CF (shudder) to playing with a Crown...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-18-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,353
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Quote of the winter

Quote of the winter
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 29,147
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I owned a four lens kit 500CM with an Acutte...

I owned a four lens kit 500CM with an Acutte Matte D (paramount) for about a year: 50/4 Distagon T*, 80/2.8 Planar C, 120/4 Makro-Planar T* and the 150/4 Sonnar C with dreams of using it as my main...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-24-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 14,118
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Good calls, totally forgot about them. I guess I...

Good calls, totally forgot about them. I guess I should also mention the Rollei RF but I don't think that's in production anymore.

Speaking of being in production, is the ZI still being made?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-24-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 14,118
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Fuji X100 alternatives?

Just curious, but are there any other high-end retro-styled film/digital cameras still in production?

I can think of:

Voigtlander Bessa R3 / R4
Leica MP / X1 / M9
Fuji X100
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2011
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Just bought an OM-3...finally!

Just bought an OM-3...finally!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Yeah, it seems like it's an incredibly hard item...

Yeah, it seems like it's an incredibly hard item to find - particularly the 8x10 versions. Literally impossible!

If anyone does have any old-stock, expired Polaroid, please know there is always a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Sorry, I should have made it clear that I'm only...

Sorry, I should have made it clear that I'm only looking for original Polaroid stock film. So far, I'm still not impressed enough with the Impossible Project film's results. Watery, washed out and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Where to buy Polaroid film from?

Any Polaroid shooters out there still shooting Polaroid film?

I'm looking for Polaroid 600 film for an SX-70 but can't seem to find any in bulk - the stuff on eBay is extremely overpriced at US$68...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,410
Posted By pixelatedscraps
As others have said, it is down to a few things....

As others have said, it is down to a few things. It pretty much makes or breaks your choice when you factor these in:

-Printing of your photos - if you are going to print big, and I mean BIG,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-14-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 16,862
Posted By pixelatedscraps
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/pixelated...

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/pixelatedscraps/4351047766.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-14-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 16,862
Posted By pixelatedscraps
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/pixelated...

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/pixelatedscraps/5092301235.jpg

Olympus OM-2SP
35/2.8 Zuiko
Elitechrome 100

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/pixelatedscraps/5008560836.jpg

Nikon...
Forum: Other RF 02-09-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Where does one even find one of these? I remember...

Where does one even find one of these? I remember looking a couple of years back and never came up with anything
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-09-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 23,611
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Condescending, and biased opinions are the kind...

Condescending, and biased opinions are the kind of comments which show immaturity more than anything else. Rational debate, constructive comments (why wouldn't we want the most informed?) and the...
Forum: Off Topic 02-03-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 2,317
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I stopped reading when I saw "Fox...

I stopped reading when I saw "Fox News..."
Forum: RFF Polls 01-27-2011
Replies: 139
Views: 19,458
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I almost inevitably use a UV filter on all...

I almost inevitably use a UV filter on all lenses. The only exceptions are the 150/4.5 on my Mamiya 6 - I simply always keep the lens hood on when I'm shooting, and the 35/2.8 on my M4.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2011
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Eugh. But I just had to, it seems. And my...

Eugh. But I just had to, it seems. And my girlfriend wonders why I have so little 'money':

from KEH:
Leica M2 body
Leica M4 body
Canon F-1N
Mamiya 6 Polarizer with adapter ring
Lens hood for my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2011
Replies: 84
Views: 5,729
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I resisted buying a Plaubel Makina 67 back in...

I resisted buying a Plaubel Makina 67 back in March. Now, almost a year later, I find myself wanting one again. Dammit.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,239
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Would like to bump this thread too, as I'm about...

Would like to bump this thread too, as I'm about to purchase a load of it too...any experiences?
Forum: Travel 01-20-2011
Replies: 336
Views: 43,141
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Some really great photos in this thread. You've...

Some really great photos in this thread. You've got a good eye and a quick set of hands. This would easily fit into a travel book or exhibition.

Great stuff.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,703
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I wouldn't consider any of the m4/3 to be a real...

I wouldn't consider any of the m4/3 to be a real alternative to an M8 or M9. I think the closest, for a variety of factors, would be an Epson RD-1.

I used to own a GF-1 and before that, an EPL-1,...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-19-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,620
Posted By pixelatedscraps
G.A.S. averted. Someone outbid me and got it for...

G.A.S. averted. Someone outbid me and got it for $1700. I shall take it as a sign I should be saving money instead of spending it on more cameras.

That is of course, unless someone here would like...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 2,919
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Yeah, there's no rush. Take your time and enjoy...

Yeah, there's no rush. Take your time and enjoy the Holga..you can get some really nice images with it.

Welcome to the MF world! Delta is a great film to start with, too, but just wait till you see...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-19-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,858
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Actually, before I went away to India, I sent the...

Actually, before I went away to India, I sent the Mamiya (and all three lenses) to Mamiya with instructions to calibrate the rangefinder. I will go through my photos again and check to see if it was...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-19-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,620
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Some very crisp pics there! Were they taken in...

Some very crisp pics there! Were they taken in Hong Kong or Singapore?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-19-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,620
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Good price for a Makina 67 or: how to satisfy my current G.A.S urges

There's one on eBay right now sitting at $1600 with no bids, and supposedly in mint condition. I've always had a hankering for this weird beast, and although I absolutely adore my Mamiya 6, I...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-19-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,858
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Brian: you're right, that first suggestion was...

Brian: you're right, that first suggestion was completely over my head. I'll be getting out the tripod and doing some testing. I'll post back with the results.

Thanks again!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2011
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
Just won a black Canon QL17 off the Bay. Argh!

Just won a black Canon QL17 off the Bay. Argh!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2011
Replies: 9,174
Views: 908,111
Posted By pixelatedscraps
A random scooping of about 60 assorted rolls of...

A random scooping of about 60 assorted rolls of film from RFF users, a Canon 9000F, Nikon F2A, FM2N and an FE2 from KEH. And a lens hood for my 75/3.5 on my Mamiya and a bunch of OM body caps. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-17-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 4,093
Posted By pixelatedscraps
I'm going again with: OM-2N or OM-2SP with 50mm...

I'm going again with:

OM-2N or OM-2SP with 50mm f/1.8 or 35mm f/2.8 - could probably get these off KEH for around $100

or

Nikon FG + 50mm f/1.8 Series E or 35mm f/2.5 for slightly more
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