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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 826
Posted By teddy
Easy - he's a crook. return it for a refund. He...

Easy - he's a crook. return it for a refund. He altered the photograph, removed the delamination on purpose knowing it is a fault.

Good luck.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 888
Posted By teddy
The Way to The Beach Leica M3, Leitz Summicron...

The Way to The Beach
Leica M3, Leitz Summicron 50/2 DR, Kodak Tri-X, Orange Filter, Rodinal 1:100 @ 60 mins
https://live.staticflickr.com/873/41108194862_3665158546_b.jpg

Towards the Beach - Long...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,234
Posted By teddy
I have always respected Ken Rockwell's...

I have always respected Ken Rockwell's statements, even if he uses hyperbole a lot of the time. I don't get why people get offended - there's a lot of angry people out there; their problem. Steve...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 184
Views: 10,825
Posted By teddy
Mmm, perhaps... The new Ektachrome 100 presents a...

Mmm, perhaps... The new Ektachrome 100 presents a more true luminescence of the light and colour - real colour - to my eyes. And so do most slide film. I shoot it because it shows the colour that was...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-07-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By teddy
For the amount you will spend converting the...

For the amount you will spend converting the Summaron, you might as well buy one without the Finder optics. It doesn't make sense. Don't ruin it, just buy a Summaron 35/2.8 for the M2. They cost...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,538
Posted By teddy
Hello giganova, welcome to the world of digital....

Hello giganova, welcome to the world of digital. I Have my Leica M's, R's, Rolleiflex, Hassy, Oly etc etc etc - only two digitals - a Sony a7 and a Fuji XE-1...
I have satisfaction with my Fuji when...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By teddy
Ha ha - totally awesome comment Ko.Fe. I enjoy...

Ha ha - totally awesome comment Ko.Fe.
I enjoy you short but brutally succinct feedback here. Specially when it funny. ;D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 688
Posted By teddy
That's extortion - did they dismantle the camera...

That's extortion - did they dismantle the camera already? They should "know" what to do and there's no need to charge $120. $50-60 is reasonable to check the camera. Have they used microscopes or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,298
Posted By teddy
Bring back Plus-X, Acros 100 or Neopan SS at...

Bring back Plus-X, Acros 100 or Neopan SS at least.
The doom sayers can't help themselves. Even a little bit.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,060
Posted By teddy
Yep, good point. I'm learning to fix things...

Yep, good point. I'm learning to fix things myself and acquire or create the appropriate tools to fix and not botch up.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-09-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,680
Posted By teddy
Vuescan is THE BEST. The other BEST is...

Vuescan is THE BEST. The other BEST is Silverfast. They both need commitment and perseverance to set up properly, working with Lightroom, Photoshop - what ever to your colour profiles, macros,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 1,991
Posted By teddy
... That what really matters is a camera and a...

... That what really matters is a camera and a few good lenses - and that's it. Everything else is clutter and chasing after the wind. And a few good lenses means (three good ones).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,695
Posted By teddy
The market is becoming more focused and niche....

The market is becoming more focused and niche. Things will be fine...
If the world hasn't melted by then (perhaps when I'm 70 hopefully, I will be making my own emulsions with egg whites - and frying...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-23-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,780
Posted By teddy
I'm a bit late to the discussion (as always), but...

I'm a bit late to the discussion (as always), but I would recommend the Planar for the "warm" colour rendering. What I vote against it is the oddball filter size and the size of the lens. If it where...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2019
Replies: 3,734
Views: 708,560
Posted By teddy
Hi Peter, I'm not sure if my reply is any good...

Hi Peter, I'm not sure if my reply is any good after a while but the OM Zuiko 100/2.8 is a very practical focal length for me and wide open I find it rather sharp in detail although just a touch...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-03-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 33,080
Posted By teddy
It's all about size and performance for me, so I...

It's all about size and performance for me, so I chose the only Voigtlander lenses I need that Leica don't do to the same degree; the Voigtlander 21/4 and the 35/2.5 in Leica Thread Mount. Both are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2018
Replies: 235
Views: 5,755
Posted By teddy
Slow image downloads in Adelaide. Abysmal on...

Slow image downloads in Adelaide. Abysmal on mobile.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,397
Posted By teddy
Flickr is SLOW on mobile most of the time. By...

Flickr is SLOW on mobile most of the time. By culling those accounts that don't participate lie other Pro accounts do, or culling those people that don't really like Flickr enough to pay for it -...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-28-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,803
Posted By teddy
It's easy. If you are having G.A.S then just get...

It's easy. If you are having G.A.S then just get an M6 and a 35mm Summicron.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,674
Posted By teddy
Welcome back! I came from digital to film. Film...

Welcome back! I came from digital to film. Film for ever here in my heart.
Forum: RFF News 10-20-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,727
Posted By teddy
If the sensor is excellent from 100-800 then I...

If the sensor is excellent from 100-800 then I would buy it, because I don't shoot anything on film in the Leica world beyond 400 ISO.
This is SO interesting - I hope they have success!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 899
Posted By teddy
I think it's just the film and developer type....

I think it's just the film and developer type. The neg's look fine to me. Stand Development does not work the best for every film combination, but you will get an image. You may like the grain or not...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By teddy
The helicoid on this lens is damn, damn hard to...

The helicoid on this lens is damn, damn hard to put back together. It is complicated. Totally agree with your question. I would say it is a mismatch. But who knows - making some test shots - never...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By teddy
I have this lens in Exakta mount. Pulled it apart...

I have this lens in Exakta mount. Pulled it apart to fix focusing - damn hard to put it back - but I did it and now the helical focuses perfectly. One thing that I can think of is that it would be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,370
Posted By teddy
Ha ha! Well, the image making process is not...

Ha ha! Well, the image making process is not always just about the picture - why not enjoy holding the camera in the process. :D

The new ektachrome is going to take pictures of the beach in South...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,370
Posted By teddy
I'm trying to decide what camera and lens I will...

I'm trying to decide what camera and lens I will shoot the first roll with - I'm torn. I have a lot of favourite cameras and lenses!

So far I think it will be my Summicron R 50/2 Type II...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,370
Posted By teddy
I've made an order. Can't wait for the Disney...

I've made an order. Can't wait for the Disney colours! :D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-24-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 4,620
Posted By teddy
The Summaron 35/2.8 has legendary performance. It...

The Summaron 35/2.8 has legendary performance. It is not perfect on the corners, but almost. The most important aspect of this lens is the black and white rendering of this lens and it's character....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-20-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By teddy
Thanks Archivist. Maybe I can just remove the...

Thanks Archivist. Maybe I can just remove the whole rubber thing and make something up out of wood, leather? Ideas, ideas...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-18-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By teddy
I've got a Bessa L. The rubber feels yucky. What...

I've got a Bessa L. The rubber feels yucky. What are these pre-injection swabs?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,750
Posted By teddy
I don't care about digital technology any more...

I don't care about digital technology any more when it comes to cameras. To me, the Fuji XE-1 is superb and good enough for 99% of photo situations. Then I got a Sony a7 from a friend as a gift -...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,591
Posted By teddy
I don't want to be relevant. I want to to use...

I don't want to be relevant. I want to to use what I enjoy, and to use a rangefinder - it means using a niche camera now. In relation to the forum, there will always be someone who wants to talk...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,159
Posted By teddy
The 35mm has field effects inherent to this angle...

The 35mm has field effects inherent to this angle of view which it itself can be charming and interesting. There may be a little vignetting that you can use to effect, and the distortions, field of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By teddy
You said it, it's the Summicron 35/2 Type 1 (8...

You said it, it's the Summicron 35/2 Type 1 (8 elements).

If you don't have the cash for the above, then the Summaron 35/2.8 is a killer lens in black and white and is also good in colour. This lens...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-19-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,567
Posted By teddy
I would just take the 35 Biogon or the 45 Planar...

I would just take the 35 Biogon or the 45 Planar - just one. Go simple. Less stress, more fun, more photos.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,478
Posted By teddy
Fantastic review in two photos Erik! Look beyond...

Fantastic review in two photos Erik!

Look beyond high contrast, extreme sharpness and ruler flat distortion.
These lenses have many great character values that are highly appealing rather than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,109
Posted By teddy
I like this Robert, thanks for the heads up.

I like this Robert, thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,109
Posted By teddy
Wow PKR, this is a radical move. But I have felt...

Wow PKR, this is a radical move. But I have felt like this sometimes. It's part of that artistic character in a person. Seems like you are one of those. But like someone said on this thread - we must...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,109
Posted By teddy
The small minority is that 0.001 percent. And...

The small minority is that 0.001 percent. And 0.0001 percent of these artistic people get to make a curated piece of works. I have seen some great iPhone photographers that make my photography a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,109
Posted By teddy
Wenders is right, and I want him to be right....

Wenders is right, and I want him to be right. Phone photography is 0.001 photography, the rest is Casual Image Taking or what ever. Photography is not just clicking a button or a screen, there should...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-02-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,740
Posted By teddy
Ridiculous price.

Ridiculous price.
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-28-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8,408
Posted By teddy
This is what I've been saying. Astigmatism,...

This is what I've been saying. Astigmatism, curvature of field, vignetting and myriad combinations of all. This is a factor on the "3-D Pop".
Such a simplistic idea to the solution, but because it's...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-23-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8,408
Posted By teddy
Ok folks, there is a difference. If you can't see...

Ok folks, there is a difference. If you can't see it - too bad. Go to bed, dream of your Leica, Zeiss or Nikkor and sleep well. If you are using a cheap or average monitor with poor colour you won't...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-20-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8,408
Posted By teddy
The Summaron 35/2.8. That will "POP".

The Summaron 35/2.8. That will "POP".
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-20-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8,408
Posted By teddy
Astigmatism, field curvature... Ah... Sigh. No...

Astigmatism, field curvature... Ah... Sigh. No one listens to me... ��
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-17-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8,408
Posted By teddy
I'm all for tube amps 100% or any amp that is...

I'm all for tube amps 100% or any amp that is point to point - simple designs - 2nd Order Harmonic Distortions seem to add that "magic".

To me, if the lens corrects chromatic aberrations to almost...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-14-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 4,024
Posted By teddy
The reason why I will never get a digital Leica -...

The reason why I will never get a digital Leica - it's obsolete the sooner it gets out of the factory. Like a car - the reason why I never buy I new one... I have bought a new car before, but NEVER...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By teddy
Very interesting, thanks for sharing. Post some...

Very interesting, thanks for sharing. Post some more!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-08-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,242
Posted By teddy
Great, thanks Chris for the confirmation too. I...

Great, thanks Chris for the confirmation too. I can be more confident in applying this technique as I've always done.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-08-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,242
Posted By teddy
How about just a simple over exposure by 3 stops?...

How about just a simple over exposure by 3 stops? This works for me using reflective metering, then just over expose by three stops. Does anyone else do that? Hope this helps.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-01-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 6,507
Posted By teddy
Fantastic, thanks for the tips. Will try...

Fantastic, thanks for the tips. Will try Perceptol.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-01-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 6,507
Posted By teddy
Oscar the Paddle Steamer Bell Leica M3, Leitz...

Oscar the Paddle Steamer Bell
Leica M3, Leitz Summaron 35/2.8, Bergger Pancro 400, Green, Rodinal 1:100 @ 60 mins
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/878/40348585265_2e45d3afce_b.jpg

Hay Bales and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-01-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 6,507
Posted By teddy
Hello Erik, how do you find Bergger Pancro 400...

Hello Erik, how do you find Bergger Pancro 400 and your views on it. I like the shadow detail, but I also find it fussy. Lately I developed this film with Rodinal semi stand development, 1:100 @ 60...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-30-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 2,454
Posted By teddy
Nice photos, thanks for sharing! Why don't you...

Nice photos, thanks for sharing! Why don't you try some E6 through the R9 - like Velvia or Provia and show us the results!

I believe in Slide film to show the true power of a lens.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,200
Posted By teddy
Very nice photos Erik, technically and...

Very nice photos Erik, technically and artistically beautiful. I hope I can one day make some silver prints like these but my life is just too busy right now to get on with that.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,200
Posted By teddy
Board walk Leica M3, Leitz Summicron 50/3 DR,...

Board walk
Leica M3, Leitz Summicron 50/3 DR, Kodak Tri-X, Orange Filter, Rodinal 1:100 @ 60 mins
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/873/41108194862_3665158546_b.jpg

Fence Post - Long Beach - Robe
Leica...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-05-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 2,970
Posted By teddy
I use Leicas, Rolleiflex, Hasselblads. It's a...

I use Leicas, Rolleiflex, Hasselblads. It's a hobby and the maximum I scan from my Epson 4990 is 8x10. I print my own books, upload to Flickr and print 6x4 photos. It's fine. What's most important...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-03-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,382
Posted By teddy
The Xenotar and the Planar are sharp, with great...

The Xenotar and the Planar are sharp, with great tonality, great everything. You can't tell them apart except for colour rendition. The Xenotar is cooler, the Planar is warmer (Zeiss colour). I've...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2018
Replies: 83
Views: 2,122
Posted By teddy
To me high end glass is high resolution, less...

To me high end glass is high resolution, less distortion possible, very controlled (hardly noticeable) chromatic aberrations, tonality, high acute details (macro and micro details) and resolving...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-23-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,484
Posted By teddy
The man wants advice on what gear to buy. That's...

The man wants advice on what gear to buy. That's it.

Well my advice is:

For your M3 get a 50 Summicron, preferably a 50/2DR. Or a Type 3 or 4. Why? Because the DR is a classic suited to the M3,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2018
Replies: 462
Views: 94,992
Posted By teddy
Well, I love Tri-X, but the green sensitivity on...

Well, I love Tri-X, but the green sensitivity on this Adox CMS 20ii has really won me over. I have 1 more roll to expose, and would like to buy more soon. With this film I don't need to use a green...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2018
Replies: 462
Views: 94,992
Posted By teddy
A day at the Adelaide Zoo Leica M2, Leitz...

A day at the Adelaide Zoo
Leica M2, Leitz Summaron 35/2.8, Adox CMS 20ii, Rodinal 1:200, 20 mins @ ISO 6
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/894/40233935395_1313a50196_b.jpg

I've had 4 of these Summarons,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-14-2018
Replies: 462
Views: 94,992
Posted By teddy
Most possibly others camera, exposure,...

Most possibly others camera, exposure, development and scanning technique. Not the lens.

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-09-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By teddy
I read Ken's analysis. But didn't find anything...

I read Ken's analysis. But didn't find anything hilarious. I wonder what you mean - just out of curiosity...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-01-2018
Replies: 462
Views: 94,992
Posted By teddy
Hello everyone, here are a set of photos from the...

Hello everyone, here are a set of photos from the Summaron 35/2.8. I've been giving it some love and attention. I hope some of you enjoy these.

Old sheds near Lobethal and pears
Leica M3, Leitz...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,285
Posted By teddy
Truly sad. Acros is wonderful with Rodinal and...

Truly sad. Acros is wonderful with Rodinal and stand development... I hope this turns out to be a bad rumour.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 2,708
Posted By teddy
Yes, well I don't like shooting Velvia with...

Yes, well I don't like shooting Velvia with people looking at the camera or if they are the main subject. Unless they have a role in the landscape, I don't use Velvia. Provia is beautiful and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-28-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,461
Posted By teddy
For me the most sentimental is the Zuiko, but all...

For me the most sentimental is the Zuiko, but all of the my favourite

1. Summicron 50/2 DR - beautiful articulate rendering for b&w
2. Summicron 50/2 Collapsible - same as DR just more classic
3....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 2,708
Posted By teddy
Perhaps the best comment should be - "I can't be...

Perhaps the best comment should be - "I can't be bothered getting correct exposure.." Or - "I can't be bothered carrying a meter." I find the previous comment weird also. I always carry a meter - if...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 2,708
Posted By teddy
Slide film is real colour I think. I shoot it...

Slide film is real colour I think. I shoot it when it's sunny if I can.

Collapsible Summicron 50/2, Velvia 50 (1998)
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3837/32583764750_92a906e975_c.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 6,751
Posted By teddy
Ha ha! I'm sure those who say "I don't care" will...

Ha ha! I'm sure those who say "I don't care" will be buying it anyway. :)
I shoot film - so I like to try everything.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 3,159
Posted By teddy
I agree about agitation with Rodinal and Pan F...

I agree about agitation with Rodinal and Pan F 50. Even before I developed my first ever film, which was Pan F 50 in 35mm format, I read lots of info before I began. My agitation with Rodinal with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 3,159
Posted By teddy
Yes, I did see. Very satisfactory image. Pyro is...

Yes, I did see. Very satisfactory image. Pyro is subtle in scan but I like it.
Pentax 67 lenses are amazing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 3,159
Posted By teddy
Do you have any examples? Would like to see. :)

Do you have any examples? Would like to see. :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-01-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,150
Posted By teddy
Get your money back from the Lab or a new roll.

Get your money back from the Lab or a new roll.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-01-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By teddy
This is re-assuring. Adelaide sun is bright,...

This is re-assuring. Adelaide sun is bright, bright, bright - I'm using one myself on my M2, hope I like this lens. I think I will by the comments and reputation on this forum.:)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-25-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 6,148
Posted By teddy
Thumbs up Well done! $650 is different to $300, but I must...

Well done! $650 is different to $300, but I must say that it is money well spent. If you look carefully at the images taken by then Summaron 35/2.8 when you develop them and have them on your screen,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 3,159
Posted By teddy
In regards to getting results from film, I was...

In regards to getting results from film, I was really disappointed when I purchased Fomapan 200. I used D-76 to develop. When I had a look at the negs I was excited, but on scanning, I was so...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 3,159
Posted By teddy
I agree with x-ray, I've had great results with...

I agree with x-ray, I've had great results with Rodinal and Pan F 50. It's not all bad news. It was the first film I ever developed when I began with film photography. Practice, practice, practice!!!...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 6,148
Posted By teddy
I admire the Summaron a lot. The best black and...

I admire the Summaron a lot. The best black and white 35mm lens - period.
Colour is good too, but depends what you are trying to achieve.
This lens will cost from $400 to $600 for the Finder (M3)...
Forum: Travel 01-11-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,025
Posted By teddy
I agree like some here - just take a 35mm. If you...

I agree like some here - just take a 35mm. If you have the cash - Summicron 35/2 ASPH. Also, why not a Summaron 35/2.8?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,560
Posted By teddy
I always get better results when I shoot film....

I always get better results when I shoot film. Take it slow, relax, enjoy the moment. See it - then shoot. And I always get better results when I shoot black and white film with filtration, Y/G and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-07-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,418
Posted By teddy
It's extremely sharp, as good or better than...

It's extremely sharp, as good or better than Leica in image quality. What more could you want? Lots of things of course but you'll love it and realize how good the 35/1.4 is. I just grab mine and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2018
Replies: 353
Views: 23,262
Posted By teddy
My top 5 cameras EVER are cameras that I've...

My top 5 cameras EVER are cameras that I've acquired and actually use for been the greatest:

1. Leica M3: quality, clear viewfinder and ergonomic elegance with superlative optics
2. Leica SL:...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-07-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,418
Posted By teddy
I wouldn't hesitate. Great JPG colour, more than...

I wouldn't hesitate. Great JPG colour, more than enough resolution for anything. Lenses are sharp. Does its job.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-06-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,331
Posted By teddy
I use the Olympus OM Zuiko 50/1.8 MC, 50/1.4 MC...

I use the Olympus OM Zuiko 50/1.8 MC, 50/1.4 MC and Leitz Summicron R 50/2 II. All are fantastic. No issues. Yes, like mrtoml just said, check the website above.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-05-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 7,228
Posted By teddy
It might be an old dog, but one of the best...

It might be an old dog, but one of the best lenses for black and white photography - period. Many people like to hang on to it.
This old German Shepard is a keeper.

A scene at Charleston
Leica...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 1,797
Posted By teddy
I think it's underexposure. And lighter areas...

I think it's underexposure. And lighter areas have more density? Should have exposed the faces correctly. Easily done.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-26-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 3,730
Posted By teddy
Done. Nice that I was able to add another film to...

Done. Nice that I was able to add another film to my repertoire - Bergger.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By teddy
Range finder patch issue sorted - I also use my...

Range finder patch issue sorted - I also use my left eye because it is my strongest eye. It is easier for me to see and more comfortable. I use glasses too. Don't worry if it is "technically and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-11-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,761
Posted By teddy
Great post. I have a Sony a7. It has more than...

Great post. I have a Sony a7. It has more than enough resolution for anything. I use it up to ISO 800, like in film days. It is plenty sharp with my Leica R, OM Zuiko and Zeiss QBM lenses. I also...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-06-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,060
Posted By teddy
Great photography. I like the 2 last shots. Well...

Great photography. I like the 2 last shots. Well done. Nice colour.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-06-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,582
Posted By teddy
I agree on this very much. There's too much pixel...

I agree on this very much. There's too much pixel peeping going on and then I tend to forget about the real thing - photography itself. I use an EPSON 4990 that used to belong to a friend. Scans are...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-01-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,636
Posted By teddy
I love the Fuji XE-1 colours for skin tones. For...

I love the Fuji XE-1 colours for skin tones. For things I like the Sony a7. The a7 has a particular look I think.
From what I see of others examples, the Canon 5D and the M9 are my favourites...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 3,834
Posted By teddy
I second this. If you find a minty 35/2 Summicron...

I second this. If you find a minty 35/2 Summicron Type 1 - get that instead.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-09-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,504
Posted By teddy
The M3 and M2 are supposed to be the simplest,...

The M3 and M2 are supposed to be the simplest, most elegant Leica's. Particularly in their viewfinders.

I have both. I would still love an M6, but I think the M3 and M2 are technically the epitome...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-08-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,504
Posted By teddy
Leica for me is all about the look, the rendering...

Leica for me is all about the look, the rendering of the lenses. So, yes. All about the lenses. Then their build and precision. Then I look at the camera. Precision. Nothing like it. I also enjoy...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-09-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,776
Posted By teddy
Hi there! Yes, I keep both. They are both...

Hi there! Yes, I keep both. They are both special. But my heart is on the Summaron 35/2.8. Better for black and white I think.
Nice photo of the old man.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-09-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,776
Posted By teddy
I think I got my previous post removed, but I...

I think I got my previous post removed, but I understand why.

Well, here are some of my best Summicron 35/2 Type 1 shots I would like to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-07-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,776
Posted By teddy
Very nice shots. :) This is one of the sharpest...

Very nice shots. :)

This is one of the sharpest lenses around. Some people don't like it because it is expensive for the vintage, or it's over priced. Some don't like it because it's hard to get....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-01-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,572
Posted By teddy
Perhaps 99.9% of people don't need the current hi...

Perhaps 99.9% of people don't need the current hi end digital cameras. 99% of my photo gear is film.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-25-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4,223
Posted By teddy
I agree with your bold points. Well, who ever is...

I agree with your bold points. Well, who ever is a sucker for punishment - let them do whatever they want and shoot sports and wildlife with a hassy, carrying nearly 2 kg or more. Sure! Anything is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By teddy
I've never had a problem. I ask for more...

I've never had a problem. I ask for more photographs of the item. The serial, the condition of blades, focus rings, mechanical plays, etc, etc, etc. If the seller won't answer or don't have returns,...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-19-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,548
Posted By teddy
Very pretty. Theres a tint of pink on all the...

Very pretty. Theres a tint of pink on all the shots. Still, lovely.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-15-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,431
Posted By teddy
Try Tamarkin Camera. My DR Summicron is pristine...

Try Tamarkin Camera. My DR Summicron is pristine - NOT FOR SALE EVER. Paid around $700 Australian around 4 years ago. :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-10-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,747
Posted By teddy
Great balance in contrast on Pete's photos....

Great balance in contrast on Pete's photos. Lovely.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-09-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,191
Posted By teddy
I would LOVE a Summaron 35/3.5 - I have the 2.8,...

I would LOVE a Summaron 35/3.5 - I have the 2.8, but a pro would perhaps most likely choose an f2. A 3.5 is possible - ofcourse, anything is possible. Look at the old photo pioneers, but it would be...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-09-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,191
Posted By teddy
On the good side - nice to see an M camera in a...

On the good side - nice to see an M camera in a movie any time.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-09-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,191
Posted By teddy
I just can't fathom why movie directors and art...

I just can't fathom why movie directors and art directors or who ever head honchos the art department or the common sense department in movies can't get in your face details like the proper equipment...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-09-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,191
Posted By teddy
Shooting in the jungle with an M camera and a 3.5...

Shooting in the jungle with an M camera and a 3.5 lens. Come on. Haven't seen the movie yet but, that's funny. Possible but in all practical terms as a pro you would need a fast camera and lens. With...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-01-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,691
Posted By teddy
I suspect you live in the land Down Under too? :o

I suspect you live in the land Down Under too? :o
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-31-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,691
Posted By teddy
@ Huss and @ roscoetuff: I apprecaite your likes....

@ Huss and @ roscoetuff: I apprecaite your likes. When I saw this scene, I had to act quick. Thanks :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,691
Posted By teddy
I have largely given up on colour negative due...

I have largely given up on colour negative due mostly to the contrast and sharpness of which to my style of photography these days is lacking. Slide film (if you let yourself become content where the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-20-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,480
Posted By teddy
You did well. Thumbs up.

You did well. Thumbs up.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-20-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,480
Posted By teddy
You're right, for E6 I do exactly that. He will...

You're right, for E6 I do exactly that. He will be fine pointing the meter at the sky - with black and white film.

Here's an example - in South Australia during summer with super bright light which...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-20-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,480
Posted By teddy
Just point to the sky using reflective metering....

Just point to the sky using reflective metering. Just remember, if the sky is, lets say a "mid blue", expect it to come out a mid grey. You will be fine pointing the meter at the sky. There's lots of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-20-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,480
Posted By teddy
For black and white, use an Y/G or Orange filter....

For black and white, use an Y/G or Orange filter. Meter the sky if blue. If not meter the ground. For colour, the same.

If your in snow, meter the snow then over expose by 3 stops. The same if...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-17-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,166
Posted By teddy
The Summicron 35/2 Type 1 is a double gauss...

The Summicron 35/2 Type 1 is a double gauss design with 8 elements. I vouch for it.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-15-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,170
Posted By teddy
Composing with my Rolleiflex for example at the...

Composing with my Rolleiflex for example at the horizon can be tricky specially if in a hurry or not spending enough time rectifying the horizon or any flush or perpendicular lines. Sometimes I make...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-15-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,170
Posted By teddy
I did a wedding 4 months ago with my Hasselblad...

I did a wedding 4 months ago with my Hasselblad 503cx, M3 and M2 Leicas. Only two mistakes out of 390 shots! I was proud of myself.:rolleyes:
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-15-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,170
Posted By teddy
Yeah, spot on. I use a Manfrotto with a Ball...

Yeah, spot on. I use a Manfrotto with a Ball Head. I have thought of a pano to help me with this little problem.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-15-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,170
Posted By teddy
Thanks for the tips. I agree that getting most of...

Thanks for the tips. I agree that getting most of the essentials right first time is the best policy for sure. I do put effort into that. I hate sitting in front of a monitor too; did that for 12...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-14-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,170
Posted By teddy
Yes, I think filtration is essential more so for...

Yes, I think filtration is essential more so for black and white. Colour negatives - hardly, there are some exceptions - like Ektar 100 in some situations. E6, yes.

The only editing I do to my...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-14-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,170
Posted By teddy
I'm with you there Juan. I don't feel good when I...

I'm with you there Juan. I don't feel good when I have to burn and dodge or whatever - other wise it becomes image editing. I was a full time graphics designer for 12 years. I say, take ages to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-13-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,170
Posted By teddy
Ah! Great - someone listens. Thanks for your...

Ah! Great - someone listens. Thanks for your feedback, and appreciate your comment.

Seriously all the comments here are great to read.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-12-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,127
Posted By teddy
If the Collapsible has no etched haze and minor...

If the Collapsible has no etched haze and minor scratches or if it's perfect I would keep it. If it does have all the above I would sell the Collapsible and keep the Summicron Type 2 (Rigid). Sell...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-09-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,170
Posted By teddy
Film is REAL photography. I don't mean to be...

Film is REAL photography. I don't mean to be philosophical.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-05-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 4,187
Posted By teddy
Leica Summaron 35/2.8 is my favourite... Until I...

Leica Summaron 35/2.8 is my favourite... Until I get my hands on the 3.5 or a Zeiss.

Leica M3, Leitz Summaron 35/2.8

Fomapan...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-01-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 14,837
Posted By teddy
Some blokes here reply about the loading on the...

Some blokes here reply about the loading on the M3/M2 being a drawback... Ok.

Just for some encouragement - I have NEVER had a problem with the loading of an M3. When I got my iiif, that was slow at...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-28-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,577
Posted By teddy
Everything looks good, simple. I'm using Google...

Everything looks good, simple. I'm using Google Chrome on Windows 10. Every time I mouse over the photo displayed I get a confusing "enlarge" icon hover over. That is confusing so just fix that to a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-22-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,013
Posted By teddy
I can see the bands. I haven't read all the posts...

I can see the bands. I haven't read all the posts here, but this is the limitation of JPG file format. Seems to be jpg artifacts. Post a DNG image and see if the color banding happens again? What...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2017
Replies: 109
Views: 21,035
Posted By teddy
Thumbs up I meter a scene just like you. ;) I expose, say...

I meter a scene just like you. ;)
I expose, say Tri-X at 320, and I tend to get more open even highlights.
But I prefer to expose at 200 ISO.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 3,420
Posted By teddy
Mmm... I'll be frank. I have often thought and...

Mmm... I'll be frank.

I have often thought and felt the same as you @back alley.

My thoughts are that many here in Range Finder Forum LOVE photography and photographic gear. Many just love the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-06-2017
Replies: 125
Views: 4,534
Posted By teddy
I highly recommend the Summicron Collapsible. It...

I highly recommend the Summicron Collapsible. It is high resolution, low contrast wide open, but at f5.6-f11 is great in contrast. It is a special lens, and a treat for black and white, but don't...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-06-2017
Replies: 125
Views: 4,534
Posted By teddy
A Summicron 50 Type 3 is a good choice between...

A Summicron 50 Type 3 is a good choice between modern and vintage. Great for colour, but a nice balance for black and white.

Summicron 50 DR is a very fine lens, specially for black and white -...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-06-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,397
Posted By teddy
Great examples here. Honestly, unless for...

Great examples here. Honestly, unless for artistic purposes - it's best never to shoot at the sun. There are times when getting flare in the frame is necessary for effect. For most photos, shooting...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-04-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,397
Posted By teddy
I also bought my M2 from Westlicht, and my 50/2...

I also bought my M2 from Westlicht, and my 50/2 DR Summicron - both super clean with no flaws. I live down under. I haven't had my Summicron 35 flare yet. And that scan - looks great. I bet you...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-04-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,303
Posted By teddy
I agree with Steve. The Collapsible is lower...

I agree with Steve. The Collapsible is lower contrast lens, great for black and white, but that doesn't stop me from using Velvia and getting super contrast.

Summicron Collapsible and Velvia...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-01-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,397
Posted By teddy
Mmm. Lots of different opinions, mostly around...

Mmm. Lots of different opinions, mostly around price. I got my v1 35/2 Summicron for about $1,500. I also have a Summaron 35/2.8. I bought them from Tamarkin Camera in Chicago. So...

The 35...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-01-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 19,853
Posted By teddy
I have Zeiss, Olympus OM1, and many Leica R and...

I have Zeiss, Olympus OM1, and many Leica R and Leica M lenses. And have used the odd Takumars, Schneider and Fuji FX lenses. I can tell which lens is which just by looking at a photograph. And if I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-21-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 6,183
Posted By teddy
I also shoot for a certain look and aesthetic -...

I also shoot for a certain look and aesthetic - and I also shoot the Leitz Summicron 35/2 V1, Summaron 35/2.8. I consider them in the group of the sharpest lenses in the world. I even find that the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 18,901
Posted By teddy
I agree. Here is some work with a Summicron 35/2...

I agree. Here is some work with a Summicron 35/2 Type 1 of the same era.

Water Trikes at Lake Bonney
Leica M3, Leitz Summaron 35/2.8, Fuji Velvia 50, 81a Warming...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-06-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 10,620
Posted By teddy
It's very pretty, congrats!

It's very pretty, congrats!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-02-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,537
Posted By teddy
My life is busy, two kids, work, house work,...

My life is busy, two kids, work, house work, photography - it took me two years to get a decent scan from an Epson 3170. Kids made life too difficult so I took my photos to a pro lab. The Fuji...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-23-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,110
Posted By teddy
If the M2 is in excellent condition, i.e: no...

If the M2 is in excellent condition, i.e: no major scratches, no haze in finder and all shutter speeds working flawlessly - then how much would you pay for that M2? If I saw a MINT m2 - I would pay...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-13-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 10,620
Posted By teddy
Would love to see the end result of you search....

Would love to see the end result of you search. Let us know what you find!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-11-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 10,620
Posted By teddy
Well, I must be transforming to that serious...

Well, I must be transforming to that serious level because I keep on searching on eBay for that number 2 Rolleiflex a lot more often these days. Well, honestly. One with color, the other on black and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-11-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 10,620
Posted By teddy
Cool After 9 years of having my Rolleiflex 75/3.5...

After 9 years of having my Rolleiflex 75/3.5 camera, I don't have to think anymore. I just shoot. Your brain will get used to the format and technique in using the Rolleiflex. Practice, love - then...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-10-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 10,620
Posted By teddy
The girl wants a Rolleiflex, simple as that. I...

The girl wants a Rolleiflex, simple as that. I have a Rolleiflex 75/3.5 E Xenotar - it will be great for you if you find one $400 - $800 depending on condition. Make sure the self timer still works,...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 8,389
Posted By teddy
Thumbs up Same here - I've never had a problem. I know what...

Same here - I've never had a problem. I know what goes in - and comes out of my system within reason. Back up your systems regularly, if something goes wrong - restore from your Windows Image Backup....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-05-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,035
Posted By teddy
I also find the Summicron 35/2 Type 1 (8...

I also find the Summicron 35/2 Type 1 (8 elements) satisfactory. Contrast is fine and acceptable even wide open.

I have read that it is the sharpest, but from the type 2 to the 35/2 ASPH is higher...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 7,996
Posted By teddy
I agree with mfogiel - this is a unique lens for...

I agree with mfogiel - this is a unique lens for B&W photography and possibly the best, but I've also been shooting colour with it since it was summer not long ago here in Australia. This lens has a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-22-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,729
Posted By teddy
Everyone to their own likes of course - but I...

Everyone to their own likes of course - but I don't see the point in owning top Leica or Zeiss lenses or anything decent when I see the the red chromatic aberration like effect from Cinestill on my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-22-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,729
Posted By teddy
So - your process keeps the highlight blooms and...

So - your process keeps the highlight blooms and red halation controlled as intended? That is one thing that has kept me off this film - the red shift in the highlight outlines. Looks like an...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-22-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,729
Posted By teddy
Thank you Jim, this bit of info will be handy!

Thank you Jim, this bit of info will be handy!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,729
Posted By teddy
Hi, I'm curious - how do you achieve development...

Hi, I'm curious - how do you achieve development of this film with the RemJet still on?

Kind regards!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,729
Posted By teddy
I'm doing a wedding for a friend this Saturday -...

I'm doing a wedding for a friend this Saturday - will be shooting 20% digital with my Fuji XE-1 - the rest will be Leica and Hasselblad. I bought some VSCO filters for Lightroom to make them look...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-18-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 3,452
Posted By teddy
Beautiful lens! Sharp wide open in the centre and...

Beautiful lens! Sharp wide open in the centre and stopped down. Has a cosy signature. Can't see anything wrong.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 10,069
Posted By teddy
1. Leica M3 and M2 - simplicity and quality and...

1. Leica M3 and M2 - simplicity and quality and lens are the best and tiny.
2. Olympus OM1n - ergonomicaly as good as Leica, fits in my hand comfortably, small lenses.
3. Rolleiflex 75/3.5 - small,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2017
Replies: 1,295
Views: 333,754
Posted By teddy
Lots of tone. Reminds me of home.

Lots of tone. Reminds me of home.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2017
Replies: 1,295
Views: 333,754
Posted By teddy
Wanted to share some colour slide photos from an...

Wanted to share some colour slide photos from an 8 element Summicron.

Ford Thunderbird - white wall tyres
Leica M3, Leitz Summicron 35/2 (1965), 81a Warming Filter, Fuji Velvia...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 6,925
Posted By teddy
@Skiff - Very well explained. Thank you! Your...

@Skiff - Very well explained. Thank you! Your explanation gives me more reason to shot E6. I feel better about this than before.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 6,925
Posted By teddy
I've almost given up on colour negatives. They...

I've almost given up on colour negatives. They just don't give me the colour and sharpness that slide film does and the crispness that I need. E6 is unforgiving, and great care needs to be taken into...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By teddy
I wouldn't worry about it. I've had 4 Summaron...

I wouldn't worry about it. I've had 4 Summaron 35/2.8 lenses and one of them was like this but couldn't notice it on photographs. Blades could get cleaned with isopropyl alcohol perhaps, this could...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-04-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By teddy
I definitely prefer black and white with my...

I definitely prefer black and white with my Xenotar Rolleiflex. I too also prefer colour with my Hasselblad Planar (1992). Xenotar is vibrant, but cooler. Planar is very slightly punchy and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,454
Posted By teddy
I use 5ml of Rodinal to 290ml of water in my...

I use 5ml of Rodinal to 290ml of water in my tank. Just use a full tank for the one roll. Then you'll know you have plenty of developer. I develop for 60 mins at 1:100. All good. You'll be fine. Film...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-08-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,139
Posted By teddy
Sad and a shock! My condolences. I followed his...

Sad and a shock! My condolences. I followed his posts with great interest and via Flickr. Sad that he won't be around to share his knowledge. He will be missed.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-30-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 6,123
Posted By teddy
I have the Summicron 35/2 V1 and the Summaron...

I have the Summicron 35/2 V1 and the Summaron 35/2.8. The Summaron has a lot of "soul", character, personality. Is plenty sharp. It's an artists 35mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 3,635
Posted By teddy
I would describe the M2 as the "quintessential"...

I would describe the M2 as the "quintessential" Leica, mainly because of the 35mm viewfinder angle of view. It is simply perfect, there's nothing necessary to add, nothing to take away, essentially....
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 3,891
Posted By teddy
On another note, since some are posting photos of...

On another note, since some are posting photos of their lovely TT's, I might just post one of mine. :)

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-09-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 4,953
Posted By teddy
I love the Summaron 35/2.8. I think it has the...

I love the Summaron 35/2.8. I think it has the best tonality of any lens for black and white. It's small and it's sharp. I agree with mfogiel about the character description. I used to have three....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2016
Replies: 139
Views: 26,532
Posted By teddy
Ok, this has just changed my whole outlook on...

Ok, this has just changed my whole outlook on photography with my Leica's! :D
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 04-19-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,568
Posted By teddy
Ok, I stand corrected, but wouldn't the front...

Ok, I stand corrected, but wouldn't the front pupil affect the character (or the look) of the depth of field? This is probably besides the point.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 04-18-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,568
Posted By teddy
I think also the diameter of the lens opening -...

I think also the diameter of the lens opening - not the aperture but the actual size of the element on the front of the lens will affect the size of the circle of confusion co-relating to the depth...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-16-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,387
Posted By teddy
Nice M3 and the Rigid Summicron. I have bought...

Nice M3 and the Rigid Summicron. I have bought from Tamarkin and will buy again too. Very pleasant to deal with and the gear is all well described. I'm from Australia and have bought my Summicron...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-14-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,387
Posted By teddy
I don't see the benefits of ruining a lens when...

I don't see the benefits of ruining a lens when you can swap it. Sell it and swap it for a Rigid Summicron.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-14-2016
Replies: 139
Views: 26,532
Posted By teddy
I'm torn between the Summaron 35/2.8 and the...

I'm torn between the Summaron 35/2.8 and the Summicron 35/2 Version 1. I used to have both. The Summaron 35/2.8 has the best rendition in black and white, is sharp in the centre, and the corners are...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-07-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,512
Posted By teddy
Thanks for your advice, I appreciate it. I think...

Thanks for your advice, I appreciate it. I think for recording my family in every day life a v700 would be fine but occasionaly I get a swell image and take it to a pro lab like Atkins in Adelaide....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-06-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,512
Posted By teddy
Hi mfogiel, would you please put this into a...

Hi mfogiel, would you please put this into a simpler answer for me (I have little kids and feel brain dead - you know baby brain)...

The biggest print I would do is A4 or 210x297mm, so would an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-05-2016
Replies: 91
Views: 16,788
Posted By teddy
Beautiful images - I love the first one with the...

Beautiful images - I love the first one with the couple going to the beach in the distance. The Collapsible Summicron etches photographs in a very delightful way.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-05-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,191
Posted By teddy
I have no problems with Flickr except one issue I...

I have no problems with Flickr except one issue I see - it seems that the design of the website site is bloated with inefficient fluff. It looks nice, but the site feels bloated, browsers seem to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By teddy
I have an M3, and M2, a IIIf, an R5, a Leicaflex...

I have an M3, and M2, a IIIf, an R5, a Leicaflex and 3 sets of their typical lens families for each... I'm just getting started. But the "Leica Look" on home decor sounds very interesting!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-18-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 13,371
Posted By teddy
For me E6 or colour slide film provides a true...

For me E6 or colour slide film provides a true colour of "the scene". And if colour corrected properly I think is gives me the result I like in Australian light. In Down Under the light is bright, in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2,277
Posted By teddy
As sharp as a Leica. Pictures look fine! :)

As sharp as a Leica. Pictures look fine! :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 5,242
Posted By teddy
1:100 with Rodinal is fine. I do 1:100 @ 60 mins,...

1:100 with Rodinal is fine. I do 1:100 @ 60 mins, 20 inversions first minute - then 5 inversions every 15 mins (to get consistency).

FOMA films too often for me appear with manufacturing faults. I'm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 5,242
Posted By teddy
You probably did everything right. This looks to...

You probably did everything right. This looks to me a manufacturing fault because the SAME THING happened to me, and I didn't stand develop. I use D-76 and the results were horrible. I didn't make a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,977
Posted By teddy
Man, awesome blacks and shadows! Somewhere I read...

Man, awesome blacks and shadows! Somewhere I read that TMax 100 is not recommended with Rodinal - so now I will stand develop TMax 100 in Rodinal 1:100 @ 1 hour and hope for slightly lower contrast,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-30-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By teddy
Interesting, but you will may have to use...

Interesting, but you will may have to use filtration when you take 3 images for the same scene. Other wise, how would you know what colour to use on a scene? Each colour would require separation.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,405
Posted By teddy
I have a Hasselblad and a Rolleiflex with a...

I have a Hasselblad and a Rolleiflex with a Xenotar 75/3.5. The Planar 80/2.8 is a touch warmer and wide open isn't as sharp as my Rolleiflex, and this makes quite nonclinical images compared to the...
Forum: Travel 01-11-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,267
Posted By teddy
Definitely Olympus. The "Japan" version of that...

Definitely Olympus. The "Japan" version of that lens is very sharp and high contrast. Maybe those qualities help in the tropics?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 6,159
Posted By teddy
I have a Summicron 35/2 Type 1. One day I shot it...

I have a Summicron 35/2 Type 1. One day I shot it wide open inside the central markets here in Adelaide... The shot was wide open, and it showed a glow for sure, but then I zoomed in to the top my...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-30-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 6,257
Posted By teddy
First one is Leica M240, I think the 37/1.7...

First one is Leica M240, I think the 37/1.7 Ultron is not as sharp as it could be on the outer zones... Don't mean to say that it's a bad lens. Bottom pic is 100S, Fuji greens and very well optimised...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-22-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 7,151
Posted By teddy
I enjoy my Leica IIIF (1951) and a Leitz...

I enjoy my Leica IIIF (1951) and a Leitz Summicron 50/2 Collapsible (1954).
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-04-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,529
Posted By teddy
I've never used an 50/2.8 Elmar-M, but from what...

I've never used an 50/2.8 Elmar-M, but from what I have seen, yes - this lens has something special. It's punchy!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-04-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 5,504
Posted By teddy
Awesome lens. No real need for that extra .3% of...

Awesome lens. No real need for that extra .3% of resolution fron anything else unless you print massive photos, even then... Lovely shots from your new Summicron!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-02-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,529
Posted By teddy
Interesting comment, my opinion is that the...

Interesting comment, my opinion is that the colour, rendering style and tonal character has something more to offer than the focus on image sharpness. There's the phrase; "sharpness is a bourgeoisie...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-21-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 5,504
Posted By teddy
Good description of some of the Rigid/DR image...

Good description of some of the Rigid/DR image charateristics, and a thumbs up on these amazing photos - makes me want to go out and shoot with mine. I have a minty 50/2 Summicron DR with perfect...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-20-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 5,311
Posted By teddy
I'm back on this topic. Well I have an Oly e520....

I'm back on this topic. Well I have an Oly e520. The 14-42mm Zoom does almost everything for me. 90% of my other gear is Leicas, Hasselblad, and Rolleiflex. My Oly is not the best in digital - but it...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-19-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 5,311
Posted By teddy
Well, that it why I shoot film, my Leica's and...

Well, that it why I shoot film, my Leica's and stuck with it. High dymmic range, simplicity, well crafted machines. That is all that I need! Great topic.
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