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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,694
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I'd suggest an ISO125 film for bright sunny days....

I'd suggest an ISO125 film for bright sunny days. Medium speed film today is rated at what super fast film used to be rated, and FP4+ or similar film gives very good results. ISO400 will cause you to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-05-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Testing the Water

I am relocating and am reluctantly going to sell my Rolleiflex 'family'. I spent near AUD$7000 putting it all together. I'm wanting to find out if there is any interest in purchasing the entire kit...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I presume you realise that silica gel only...

I presume you realise that silica gel only absorbs moisture up to it's capacity and after that is ineffective unless regenerated by drying out in an oven (usually overnight?
In other words you can't...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-19-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,985
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I have the R4A and a Leica M6 which I bought by...

I have the R4A and a Leica M6 which I bought by selling the R3A I owned. Apart from the fact that the weight and build of the M6 'feels' better than the Voigtlander I wonder why I did it. The R3A was...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-17-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Bought a Photodiox strap - it is good quality....

Bought a Photodiox strap - it is good quality. Make sure the end fittings are the same as the ones that fit your model camera.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-01-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,203
Posted By Leigh Youdale
You don't have to slum it Roger. Just buy more...

You don't have to slum it Roger. Just buy more Rolleiflex!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-01-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 9,405
Posted By Leigh Youdale
There is a Rollei - trained technician in Sydney....

There is a Rollei - trained technician in Sydney. He's Armenian, his English can be difficult to understand and he works out of a garage behind his home. His name is Sargon Evanian and his phone...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-27-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,203
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Mine are E2 vintage, but fitting a Maxwell...

Mine are E2 vintage, but fitting a Maxwell viewing screen to each, although not cheap, was undoubtedly a major improvement over the originals. I kept the original screen just so I can demonstrate to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 3,660
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I have a different view. I spent four years from...

I have a different view. I spent four years from 1958-62 living and working in England, had a few business trips back there afterwards and my wife is from Devon. At one time we were making the trip...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-11-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,471
Posted By Leigh Youdale
The problem is not so much with film thickness as...

The problem is not so much with film thickness as with the thickness of the tape that secures the film to the backing paper. If it is too thin it won't trip the counting mechanism, as others have...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-28-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By Leigh Youdale
There is an alternative.

I've settled into a fairly easy process using B&W film and either a Leica M6 body or a Voigtlander Bessa R4A, both with Cosina/Voigtlander lenses. I have to say that although the Bessa R4A isn't as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 10,243
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I think it's something that many of us would like...

I think it's something that many of us would like to try or have tried, but the difficulties mount up to the point where you think it's not worth it.
a) Spouse/girlfriend type people are rarely...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-07-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 8,724
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I have two FTn's converted satisfactorily to...

I have two FTn's converted satisfactorily to using LR44 or SR44 (better) cells available from <[email protected]>. For a detailed technical treatise on the issue, do a Google search for a pdf...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-21-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,685
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Those Rokkor lenses were extremely good. You've...

Those Rokkor lenses were extremely good. You've had a nice find there!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,430
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I don't think I can answer the question for you,...

I don't think I can answer the question for you, but I can tell you of my own thinking.
I have three Rolleiflex TLR's and two Nikkormat FTn's that I hardly ever use.

I have a Fuji X10 digital that I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 5,015
Posted By Leigh Youdale
ECS is a longstanding and reputable business but...

ECS is a longstanding and reputable business but I agree their premises aren't very impressive. Given possible issues and unless it's a collectible item you're after you'll be better off with a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-18-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By Leigh Youdale
May not suit you, but a sling strap gives more...

May not suit you, but a sling strap gives more flexibility in wearing and is just a convenient for shooting.
Look up the Joby Ultra Fit Sling and the BosStrap.
There are probably others of similar...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,764
Posted By Leigh Youdale
In SE Asia, and no doubt in other parts of the...

In SE Asia, and no doubt in other parts of the world, mould on shoes, in clothes and camera gear is kept at bay by a very simple device. Make a false floor for your closet drilled through with plenty...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 7,971
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I think this discussion got a little out of hand...

I think this discussion got a little out of hand and isn't going to be much help to the OP.
For what it's worth I had numerous older cameras including a folding Kodak Retina 1a, two Leica IIIf's and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-14-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,477
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I've never had a problem with leakage from the...

I've never had a problem with leakage from the red ring, and I have two Paterson tanks, but I use the "burp" technology every time - and I don't bang the tank down hard at all to dislodge bubbles. A...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,722
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I use both the 75 and 90 lenses from Voigtlander...

I use both the 75 and 90 lenses from Voigtlander on my M6. Not particularly fast but quite adequate performers and affordable.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By Leigh Youdale
The answer is very simple. Sandpaper your index...

The answer is very simple. Sandpaper your index finger tip daily to INCREASE it's sensitivity. That, by default, solves the problem of a too-sensitive shutter release with immediate feedback. Caution...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-23-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 10,567
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Welcome to the party!

Welcome to the party!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-21-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 10,567
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Sorry Peter. In spite of a sensible response from...

Sorry Peter. In spite of a sensible response from Charlie, this thread has no value at all. It's just self indulgent crap. There are far better places to research your question that to fling it into...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-19-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,248
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I second the idea! It's a waste of time and...

I second the idea! It's a waste of time and effort to try to respool and reuse it. But having a "test" roll can be very handy.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-19-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4,128
Posted By Leigh Youdale
The really critical thing to decide first is - do...

The really critical thing to decide first is - do you want to go digital or analogue?

After that you need to decide which focal length lenses you really want to use, because the viewfinders on offer...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-25-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By Leigh Youdale
If I was of a similar mind I would have the Fuji...

If I was of a similar mind I would have the Fuji X100.
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-25-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,835
Posted By Leigh Youdale
It depends on what part of the English-speaking...

It depends on what part of the English-speaking world you are. English can be a strange language.
Here, the verb "to pimp" has very different connotations, so if you have been "pimped" - well, I'll...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-24-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Can't comment on other choices but the X10 is my...

Can't comment on other choices but the X10 is my first digital camera and I'm very happy with it. If I wasn't mainly wedded to B&W film photography I'd be using it more, but I'm still very much a...
Forum: Off Topic 05-24-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,668
Posted By Leigh Youdale
True, Frank. But on the scale of 1-10?

True, Frank. But on the scale of 1-10?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,308
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Next visit to their store, carry a baseball bat...

Next visit to their store, carry a baseball bat and stand in front of their glass display cabinets or windows while you talk to them.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-22-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,458
Posted By Leigh Youdale
The OP said "Canonet".

The OP said "Canonet".
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-22-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,458
Posted By Leigh Youdale
You must be new to RFF because your simple but...

You must be new to RFF because your simple but appropriate question is going to get you about 50-100 different recommendations, some of which won't even be available in your country. We're a very...
Forum: Travel 05-20-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,812
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I used to be quite paranoid about this having had...

I used to be quite paranoid about this having had several rolls of ISO400 film ruined in the checked baggage scanners at Heathrow, but time and experience tell me that the carry-on scanners won't...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-18-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 6,475
Posted By Leigh Youdale
From Wikipedia - "having a body length of 40 to...

From Wikipedia - "having a body length of 40 to 70 cm (16 to 28 in) and a body weight of 3.5 to 9 kg (8 to 20 lb). Raccoons are noted for their intelligence, with studies showing that they are able...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-18-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 6,475
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Give me snakes, spiders and possums any day over...

Give me snakes, spiders and possums any day over Raccoons and Skunk.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 4,151
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I never did quite get to grips with Russian...

I never did quite get to grips with Russian humour.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 4,151
Posted By Leigh Youdale
C'mon guys. Arvay has obviously had a bad...

C'mon guys. Arvay has obviously had a bad weekend. Probably his girlfriend dumped him or something. Cut him a little slack and agree with him. It'll make him feel better.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-13-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 12,672
Posted By Leigh Youdale
You might get some answers here. There's a...

You might get some answers here.
There's a regular reseller on EB** of all things Yashica and especially TLR
models, based in Perth. He is VERY knowledgable about Yashicas, usually has lots of TLR's...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-11-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,327
Posted By Leigh Youdale
If Cosina were to produce a full frame Digital...

If Cosina were to produce a full frame Digital Bessa with frame lines covering focal lengths from 28 to 90 I'd most probably buy it and divest myself of some of the stuff I now have. But at the price...
Forum: Yashica RF 05-08-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,850
Posted By Leigh Youdale
First up, for general interest there's a Yashica...

First up, for general interest there's a Yashica YE RF for sale currently on the big auction site - looks really nice. Item number: 160529610807.
But what might be of more immediate interest is the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-08-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,500
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Years ago I had a Yashicamat, then just a couple...

Years ago I had a Yashicamat, then just a couple of years ago bought a 124G (bear in mind the "G" is no different to the previous model except it had gold plated flash contacts which means it's not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-05-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Curb your enthusiasm! I'm also retired. I bought...

Curb your enthusiasm! I'm also retired. I bought an M6 simply because I thought I should own a Leica before I died. I'm using CV lenses on it because I own an R4A and also had an R3A with a suite of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-05-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 5,144
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Well, I was talking about watercolours and I was...

Well, I was talking about watercolours and I was talking about my own experiences so although I take your point, within the context of my response I was correct. I wasn't talking about the broad...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-05-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 5,144
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I liked the cartoon - it was amusing - but the...

I liked the cartoon - it was amusing - but the venom accompanying it was unwarranted.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-05-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 5,144
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I can only speak from recent and personal...

I can only speak from recent and personal experience after resuming watercolour painting after a break of ten years.
Paper? Really only three grades and each performs differently but otherwise not...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-29-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 4,641
Posted By Leigh Youdale
A bit pedantic I think, and not accurate anyway....

A bit pedantic I think, and not accurate anyway. I can't quite see that when the inputs are different in the first place you can say it's one or the other. Hybrid, yes. Digital, partly. Analogue,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 4,391
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I jumped from a IIIf to an M6. As I already had a...

I jumped from a IIIf to an M6. As I already had a Bessa R3A with AE, the M6 was a rather emotional purchase in that I thought I should own a Leica before I died. So I sold the R3A.
Never bought any...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-25-2012
Replies: 102
Views: 39,933
Posted By Leigh Youdale
To Celluloidprop - I refer you to Tom's earlier...

To Celluloidprop - I refer you to Tom's earlier post and suggest a dash of realism here. My three Rolleiflex cost $1500, $2500 and $3500. The lowest cost one is standard focal length and was...
Forum: Travel 04-21-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Just remember that April 25th is the anniversary...

Just remember that April 25th is the anniversary date of the landing at Gallipoli in WWI and that there will be lots of ceremony taking place down there.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-21-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 4,838
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Rollei TLR's can be addictive Dave. 90536

Rollei TLR's can be addictive Dave.
90536
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-18-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I'm not so sure about ammonia. I think it might...

I'm not so sure about ammonia. I think it might be too aggressive and have to many residue problems. I've never heard of anyone using ammonia to clean camera equipment. Good for floors though!
If you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-17-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,790
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I vote for "Ker-lopp", which is probably somewhat...

I vote for "Ker-lopp", which is probably somewhat similar to the sound Peter's horse once made when it was upright and mobile. Anyone got a camera that goes "Pffftt?"
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-17-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I used to disinfect leather work shoes in...

I used to disinfect leather work shoes in Formaldehyde. Very effective but it's stuff that you have to be careful about using and for all I know it might even be unavailable now in some countries.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-12-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,198
Posted By Leigh Youdale
There's a commentary on Hine at TOP today.

There's a commentary on Hine at TOP today.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-31-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 7,146
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Does anyone know how he felt about caged battery...

Does anyone know how he felt about caged battery hens?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2012
Replies: 366
Views: 22,010
Posted By Leigh Youdale
No, the USA have that situation already covered....

No, the USA have that situation already covered. They call it "collateral damage".
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2012
Replies: 366
Views: 22,010
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Easily solved. Jamie and the others can put up...

Easily solved. Jamie and the others can put up all their images in his-res and without watermarks and allow the rest of us to "liberate" them if we so wish. They haven't lost anything, they say, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,946
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Problem solved! I never post anything to public...

Problem solved! I never post anything to public galleries.
No security or image theft issues, not getting lost amongst the mountains of crap that people put out there (no offence guys - just talking...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-29-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,759
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Because they'd first have to make a digital FRONT...

Because they'd first have to make a digital FRONT to go on it - dummy!:rolleyes:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,665
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Price looks good, but only one bit of feedback...

Price looks good, but only one bit of feedback (albeit positive) and no track record as a seller? Hmmmm!
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-26-2012
Replies: 724
Views: 202,272
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Gee, that brings back memories of cold days. Even...

Gee, that brings back memories of cold days. Even walking to work through the frost and snow! I used to board in digs on Station Road with a Mrs Tadgell when I was a trainee manager at Foster Mills...
Forum: Travel 03-25-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,099
Posted By Leigh Youdale
South Island of New Zealand - unbeatable for low...

South Island of New Zealand - unbeatable for low traffic and high scenery.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-23-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Might not just be the roller thing. I have had...

Might not just be the roller thing. I have had trouble with Fuji Neopan but never with Ilford films. My conclusion is that Fuji use either or both of a thinner film base and/or thinner tape, and the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-20-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,463
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Slip on over to APUG. I've just read a thread...

Slip on over to APUG. I've just read a thread there about making developer from Green Tea, another from Red Grape Juice, and someone is going to try something else with a litre of vodka. You guys are...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-13-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Chris, I can understand the patriotism that led...

Chris, I can understand the patriotism that led to the painting on of the flags but what do you think has brought about the overpainting now? I think the example you show actually improves a plain...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Sounds like the adaptor might be allowing the...

Sounds like the adaptor might be allowing the rear of that particular lens to project too far into the body of the camera.
It's probably entirely unrelated but the FTn is getting on a bit and I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-07-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Hmmmm. Then I'd ask Stephen about that. Maybe...

Hmmmm. Then I'd ask Stephen about that. Maybe could be touched up with black paint. My 50% figure was just ballpark for most things second hand. You're probably right about the lenses, especially the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,932
Posted By Leigh Youdale
And look what a mess THAT got us into!

And look what a mess THAT got us into!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-07-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Said to be a magnesium alloy casting under the...

Said to be a magnesium alloy casting under the paint, which probably doesn't look (or weigh) like steel.
The Heliar lens runs at about $800 new, the R2A at around $700. So the combined price you saw...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,932
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Actually, there are people who would say that...

Actually, there are people who would say that Adam came before either. :o
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-07-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Here's a guy who seems to know what it is. At...

Here's a guy who seems to know what it is. At least, there's a link to follow up.
http://www.tlr-cameras.com/seeking.htm

And http://www.tlr-cameras.com/Japanese/slides/Biko-do%20Superflex.html
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,932
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Oh dear! Children, children!

Oh dear! Children, children!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-06-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 4,913
Posted By Leigh Youdale
If any of you have access to "Lenswork Extended...

If any of you have access to "Lenswork Extended #95" you will find a great series of 61 images taken by David Bogden of Michigan Central Station.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 4,989
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Made me go and look to see what I actually...

Made me go and look to see what I actually had.

Nikkor f2/85
Nikkor f2/20
The others are early 'originals' which have solid (non-perforated) ears.
Nikor H Auto f2/50
Micro-Nikkor Auto...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-04-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,341
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Are you running the upgraded software package...

Are you running the upgraded software package v1.03 from February or the older v1.02?
Probably makes no difference though.
Are you sure that you're setting the whole LCD to "Off" and not just the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-04-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,341
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I don't recall mine ever doing this but it's...

I don't recall mine ever doing this but it's always been on AF-S.
You know the old staying about "If all else fails......."? See "Image Display" on p99 of your manual. I'm assuming that AF-C...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-03-2012
Replies: 2,534
Views: 366,895
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I was surprised when I first went to the USA some...

I was surprised when I first went to the USA some 20 years ago just how patriotic people were but the many porch flags were nice to see.
Around Australia Day and Anzac Day people flaunt silly little...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-03-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,258
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I had an R3A but found I was starting to want...

I had an R3A but found I was starting to want wider - down to 21mm. I bought an R4A second hand, sold the R3A with the Nokton 40/1.4 and bought an M6.
To be honest, if the R2A (or M) had a 28mm frame...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-02-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,822
Posted By Leigh Youdale
The R*A models have an AE lock button on the back...

The R*A models have an AE lock button on the back of the top plate, just behind the shutter dial. You can meter anywhere you like, hold the button down and it locks the shutter speed until you...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-02-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,822
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I can't really comment because both my R3A and...

I can't really comment because both my R3A and R4A have been totally reliable. Never had the M models. The often advanced point about battery failure is a furphy in my opinion.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,629
Posted By Leigh Youdale
When you say the Rodinal is very old, just how...

When you say the Rodinal is very old, just how old? I know it lasts a long time but if the bottle has been only half full and it's been a matter of years there's a good chance the stuff has lost some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 9,123
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Ilford give similar information for their films...

Ilford give similar information for their films in their data sheets, but in a table, rather than a graphic.

Oh, and I never try for more than 36 frames. The 'saving' is negligible and I store my...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-02-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Not exactly true, but I'm being a bit pedantic....

Not exactly true, but I'm being a bit pedantic. As an organic substance, leather is open to attack by fungal spores and other nasty microbes that can live and feed on the leather. A bit like bed bugs...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-01-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,822
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Yes. You turn the shutter speed dial off "A" and...

Yes. You turn the shutter speed dial off "A" and onto the shutter speed you want to use. Simple, really. Meter still operates as usual but doesn't control the shutter.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-29-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,136
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Once you've done it a few times loading the M6 is...

Once you've done it a few times loading the M6 is easier than many other cameras as you don't have to fiddle and poke the end of the leader into a tight slot.
Just make sure the leader is properly...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-29-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,408
Posted By Leigh Youdale
bother left eye shooter. I have two FTn's. The...

bother left eye shooter. I have two FTn's. The lever has to be very slightly out from the body for the meter to be activated. The position does not affect firing the shutter on that model if the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Delta 400 in D-76 @20C as a stock solution is 9.5...

Delta 400 in D-76 @20C as a stock solution is 9.5 minutes. The longer time is for 1+1 dilution.
At 24C the times drop to 8.0 and 11.5 mins respectively. The Russian site is wrong.
Ilford recommend...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-28-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,738
Posted By Leigh Youdale
A timeless shot - absolutely classic!...

A timeless shot - absolutely classic! Congratulations.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,472
Posted By Leigh Youdale
A great riposte to all the sourpuss elitists out...

A great riposte to all the sourpuss elitists out there!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-25-2012
Replies: 83
Views: 9,870
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I'd strongly recommend you have a look at...

I'd strongly recommend you have a look at "Lenswork" magazine. It is by subscription only, contains no advertising, presents some very good work, especially in black & white.
It is available as a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,504
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Make sure your hands are completely dry and...

Make sure your hands are completely dry and beware of a build up of humidity if you're using a changing bag. I always load mine in a blacked-out closet.
The other trick is never to push inwards on...
Forum: Yashica RF 02-22-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 8,450
Posted By Leigh Youdale
There's one now on the UK E**** site for 70...

There's one now on the UK E**** site for 70 pounds (gulp) with three days to run. Item number: 190641369469.
It looks like it is the B or C model which sits higher than the A.
Forum: Yashica RF 02-22-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 8,450
Posted By Leigh Youdale
There were three different models, all now...

There were three different models, all now discontinued but probably available second hand from the usual suspects. CameraQuest's web page on Voigtlander Accessories illustrates and describes them...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-21-2012
Replies: 110
Views: 11,238
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I'm glad that recent comments seem to have taken...

I'm glad that recent comments seem to have taken a more thoughtful view of this photographer's project. Who he is and what he is doesn't matter. The Flickr series seem to be positioned well and with...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 9,124
Posted By Leigh Youdale
This narrative has had one hugely beneficial...

This narrative has had one hugely beneficial outcome for me already. I'm NEVER, NEVER, EVER going to attempt anything like this myself!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 13,715
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I use a 5ml or 10ml syringe, obtainable at my...

I use a 5ml or 10ml syringe, obtainable at my local pharmacy.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-16-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,380
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Russell, I also had (note the past tense) a GF1...

Russell,
I also had (note the past tense) a GF1 and I had the (woeful) EVF which was, at least, better than trying to use the LCD. Sold it for half what I paid.
You will note I no longer have a GF1....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-16-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 9,468
Posted By Leigh Youdale
The Tasmanian Devil has just about got it all...

The Tasmanian Devil has just about got it all covered.
Basically, for me, the weight issue is about the 2.8 lens versus the 3.5 lens. Both lenses (of either make) are pretty much on a par but the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-16-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,546
Posted By Leigh Youdale
The "law" is not about making you feel...

The "law" is not about making you feel "comfortable" - they're not interested in how you might feel.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-16-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,958
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Painters do it all the time. Nobody complains....

Painters do it all the time. Nobody complains. What makes photographers into a separate class of artist where this is forbidden?
Of course, if all you want is "record" shots then, yes, make any...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 14,578
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Very solid. Like most Eastern Bloc cameras of the...

Very solid. Like most Eastern Bloc cameras of the day they were a bit agricultural in design and quality control though and today, getting parts are a problem.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-15-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Why don't you look up the Voigtlander Lens Chart...

Why don't you look up the Voigtlander Lens Chart on Camera Quest's website, and if that's still not clear, PM Stephen?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-14-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 14,383
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Plunging deep into philosophical mode ...... no,...

Plunging deep into philosophical mode ...... no, it's not depressing. And like LemOn I have my father's photo albums and slides dating from about 1920 and a cousin holds my grandfather's photo album....
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-13-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,380
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Breathing? Are you meant to breathe? :-) I hold...

Breathing? Are you meant to breathe? :-)
I hold my breath when shooting. Mind you, with long exposures it does introduce another set of problems - more to do with falling down, rather than...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-13-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 14,383
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I have to agree in that turning 30 also seemed...

I have to agree in that turning 30 also seemed like a big deal - you can't say or think "I'm in my 20's" any more. However, turning 40,50 & 60 didn't seem anything special. But 70 started to sound a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-13-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 14,383
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Well, I'm 72 and I have a lot of good experiences...

Well, I'm 72 and I have a lot of good experiences to look back on, lots of photographs (mainly slides) from 18's to about 30 ish and lots of prints since. Some good, some a bit mediocre.
Don't regret...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-13-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 4,155
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Hooray! After many months it seems I can...

Hooray! After many months it seems I can upload!
Trying again!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2012
Replies: 822
Views: 139,780
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Trying Again!

Trying Again!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-12-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Hmmm. Although always there as a visitor, which...

Hmmm. Although always there as a visitor, which means I didn't always get the full picture, it seemed to me there was a rough correlation between how far from the East or West Coasts you were, and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I'd be suspicious that the lens had received a...

I'd be suspicious that the lens had received a knock and the mount was slightly out of round or not in a flat plane. You might be able to detect it with an engineer's steel rule.

Did you buy it new...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By Leigh Youdale
John, I use Paterson tanks and that requires...

John,
I use Paterson tanks and that requires 500ml of mixed developer for each 120 film. With Rodinal at 1+50 you'll need a minimum of 10 ml of concentrate for each film = 20 ml in all. Rodinal is as...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-11-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 6,225
Posted By Leigh Youdale
There was never all that much to say until the...

There was never all that much to say until the camera was released, but there was a lot of hyperventilation!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-11-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,627
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Fair enough, but did you try contacting the...

Fair enough, but did you try contacting the person depicted at the bottom of the "corsopolaris" website. It seems to me he might have the answers you're looking for.
This is the email address that...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-10-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 8,934
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Haven't noticed any problem with mine.

Haven't noticed any problem with mine.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-10-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,627
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Not the manual you seek but there's a bit of...

Not the manual you seek but there's a bit of information on how it operates and some "do's and dont's" here - http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Leningrad
And here -...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,268
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Who said it was bad? Not me! It was a good...

Who said it was bad? Not me! It was a good outcome, and if Kodak ends up doing something similar (whoever eventually owns it) it will also be a good thing. I just don't think present management is...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-09-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,564
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I think two things are at work here. One is that...

I think two things are at work here. One is that every Uncle Jack, Cousin Marty and even Auntie Madge, if they own a halfway decent DSLR and zoom made in the last five years, can turn out a decent...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,268
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I think people here are drawing over-optimistic...

I think people here are drawing over-optimistic conclusions from vague statements made by Kodak about "continuing to manufacture film" etc. Of course they would say that - they're trying to prop up...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-09-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 2,628
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Mine is in my camera bag. Not for sale.

Mine is in my camera bag. Not for sale.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 11,013
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I haven't read any of the posts above as the...

I haven't read any of the posts above as the camera doesn't interest me.
What caught me attention is that on a forum predominantly about rangefinder cameras, in 16 hours there have been 96 posts...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,597
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I've travelled extensively with both a Bessa R3A...

I've travelled extensively with both a Bessa R3A and R4A in my bag. Neither has ever let me down and the lenses are interchangeable of course. If you're really worried about electronics then I'd...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-01-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 11,585
Posted By Leigh Youdale
In the end it will either work well as a camera...

In the end it will either work well as a camera for you or it won't. Or it will have so little appeal that you'll never try it. So go and use what you have.
All the venting and throw-away opinions at...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-01-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 11,585
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I never before realised that we have such a...

I never before realised that we have such a talented bunch of designers involved in RFF. I'm astounded that so few of them have jobs in design, though. The world has missed out.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-01-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I had an R3A for several years and still have an...

I had an R3A for several years and still have an R4A. I sold the R3A to get an M6 Leica, just because I'd never had a Leica and thought I should before I died. In some respects the R3A is the better...
Forum: Yashica RF 01-28-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,361
Posted By Leigh Youdale
If you want a good run down on the vagaries of...

If you want a good run down on the vagaries of Silver/Alkaline/Zinc Oxide battery cell performance, have a look at this. Could save you a lot of time. Whether you care is up to you but the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-27-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,015
Posted By Leigh Youdale
S we don't have Arista in this country I've never...

S we don't have Arista in this country I've never used it, but I think I've seen people claim it's Tri-X repackaged. Whatever.
The Ilford charts for ID-11 don't give any times either, but that's not...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-27-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,025
Posted By Leigh Youdale
If it helps at all, just last week I asked...

If it helps at all, just last week I asked Stephen if the R2 viewfinder could be used for a 28mm lens by assuming the whole field of view would "just" cover it.
This is his reply, and I think it...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-27-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,399
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Been using Paterson reels for years. Two things -...

Been using Paterson reels for years.
Two things - the nylon spools pick up residue from the chemicals and get a slight 'skin'. You need a much better cleaning method than just washing them. I usually...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-27-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,025
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I never owned or used the R2 so I can't make a...

I never owned or used the R2 so I can't make a direct comparison, but I don't wear glasses for photography and on my R3A the 40mm frame lines were right at the edge of the viewfinder with absolutely...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 4,244
Posted By Leigh Youdale
The majority of posts seem to be elevating Nick...

The majority of posts seem to be elevating Nick to some sort of sainthood whilst he's into heavy self flagellation.

Is all this necessary? Couldn't you have negotiated an agreeable exchange price...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 10,201
Posted By Leigh Youdale
That is correct. The only problem with doing that...

That is correct. The only problem with doing that is there is a variation in output from the Alkaline battery between "full" at 1.5v when it should be giving 1.35v to the camera circuitry, and a more...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-25-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,825
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I vote for Perkeo. I had a Perkeo I as my...

I vote for Perkeo. I had a Perkeo I as my original camera bought in 1957 and only sold last year as I had to do an "inventory adjustment" after buying Rolleiflex.
Very compact, robust, pocketable but...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-25-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Don't you like a challenge? :-)

Don't you like a challenge? :-)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 10,201
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I'm posting this here rather than the obvious...

I'm posting this here rather than the obvious place because there has been a bit of mention in this thread about camera batteries and the 'old" 625 1.35v Mercury batteries. This information might be...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-24-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 6,843
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Well, either you like and appreciate this style...

Well, either you like and appreciate this style of photography or you don't. Doesn't make it right or wrong in itself. Some people prefer close-ups of flowers. So be it.
The nature of these portraits...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2012
Replies: 94
Views: 5,065
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Shouldn't have sold my Perkeo I - had it since a...

Shouldn't have sold my Perkeo I - had it since a teenager - about 55 years ago.
Still have and use a Weston EuroMaster exposure meter I bought in England about 1959 and a Nikkormat FTn I bought in...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-23-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Leigh Youdale
For a full explanation of battery replacements...

For a full explanation of battery replacements and adaptors go to <http://www.butkus.org/chinon/batt-adapt-us.pdf>
I use the ones made by Franz de Gruijter from Holland to replace the original PX625...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-23-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Almost worth it just for the camera. The housing...

Almost worth it just for the camera. The housing is pretty rare and there are easier ways to go underwater photographing these days but it would make a nice showpiece even if never used in sea water...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-21-2012
Replies: 26
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Views: 3,557
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I'd repeat Tom A's endorsement. I have the R4A...

I'd repeat Tom A's endorsement. I have the R4A and I use the CV 21/4 and 28/3.5 on it mainly. I did have a 25 but in the end sold it as I thought the difference between 21/25 and 25/28 combinations...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-21-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 20,441
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Another vote for the Minolta. My only other meter...

Another vote for the Minolta. My only other meter is a Weston EuroMaster which continues to defy the conventional wisdom that all 50-year old selenium cells are dead, and I use it quite regularly.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-21-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,211
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Just been and counted, and I've recently done two...

Just been and counted, and I've recently done two projects with them. One of 63 pages and one of 100 pages. Each one is Black & White, page size 11x11 with a single image per page and I chose their...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-20-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,583
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I originally switched to RF from SLR because of...

I originally switched to RF from SLR because of weight and viewfinder issues - similar story.
My only question regarding the X100 would be regarding the lack of zoom and having only one focal length,...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-20-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 9,368
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Not just failure. The self-inflicted depreciation...

Not just failure. The self-inflicted depreciation of most digital cameras has more to do with obsolescence than failure rates. And that obsolescence is driven by the marketing and development...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-20-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 9,368
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Amen, brother!

Amen, brother!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-20-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 9,368
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I don't know why people keep running this out as...

I don't know why people keep running this out as if it has some validity. I can only speak of the quality of the Fujinon lenses from recent experience - the Bessa III (Fuji GF670), the X100, the X10...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-20-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 9,368
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Is that preferable to being an old reprobate?

Is that preferable to being an old reprobate?
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-19-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,271
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Last time I asked, he replied that it was...

Last time I asked, he replied that it was something personal.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 11,314
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I think some people are being a bit harsh and...

I think some people are being a bit harsh and judgemental without showing a sufficiently broad overview of economic and industrial history.
Reflect for a moment on some of the giants of American...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-15-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 6,456
Posted By Leigh Youdale
(a) I don't think people do as you suggest at...

(a) I don't think people do as you suggest at all. The screens are not cheap and hardly an impulse purchase. Certainly I didn't "rush out" and it was only when my eyesight indicated it needed some...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-15-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 6,456
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Those Maxwell screens are pretty good. I've got...

Those Maxwell screens are pretty good. I've got one in each of my Rollei's.
I'm trying to reduce the number of cameras I own so I'm not going to buy any more for a while!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-15-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 6,456
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Raid, I thought you had a full complement of...

Raid,
I thought you had a full complement of Rolleis? How many do you have? I first bought my 2.8 Planar from a private seller (locally, so i could inspect it) and had it CLA'd and partially...
Forum: Yashica RF 01-14-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 8,236
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I recently got two kits from Interslice to...

I recently got two kits from Interslice to replace the perished seals in the doors and mirror damper on my two Nikkormats. Excellent product. In my case they came pre-cut, with the necessary small...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-13-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,271
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Probably right. I'm out of here for a while.

Probably right. I'm out of here for a while.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-13-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,271
Posted By Leigh Youdale
...... wrong, WRONG! $1700/3 = $500 plus tips....

...... wrong, WRONG! $1700/3 = $500 plus tips. Let's face it, you don't like the economy , you don't like the camera, you don't have the facts, you don't like people disagreeing with you. Time for a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-13-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 892
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Faster card, turn off RAW, reduce setting to...

Faster card, turn off RAW, reduce setting to medium, get an EVF and turn off the LCD
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-13-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,271
Posted By Leigh Youdale
So what makes a camera a "bauble" Chris? Please...

So what makes a camera a "bauble" Chris? Please explain in detail what "bauble" means to you. At what point of autofocus excellence does a camera cease being a "bauble" and become a "real" camera for...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-13-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,271
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Fundamentally I wouldn't disagree with the thrust...

Fundamentally I wouldn't disagree with the thrust of your argument. But what really gets to me is people complaining - not commenting or questioning or asking, but complaining - about aspects of the...
Forum: Travel 01-13-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,976
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Great trip, and great images. Michael Kenna did a...

Great trip, and great images. Michael Kenna did a series on Bhutan in B&W not so long ago and they were also very beautiful.
Your shots made me get out my CV 15/4.5 and put it in my bag!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-13-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 4,155
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I've given up now on attempting to post images....

I've given up now on attempting to post images. Too much time wasted and no responses to numerous complaints about the issue.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-13-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I bought the X10 and like it very much but I have...

I bought the X10 and like it very much but I have to agree it's not "pocketable" - at least not my pockets! A small pouch style bag that clips to belt or shoulder strap works for me. With the lens...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-13-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 6,820
Posted By Leigh Youdale
My own thoughts are that manual focus is going to...

My own thoughts are that manual focus is going to become an afterthought in any digital camera design eventually, notwithstanding the cries of anguish from "legacy" lens owners. Lens and camera...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-13-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I had a VCII when I was shooting early Leicas...

I had a VCII when I was shooting early Leicas with no metering. Small, convenient and very accurate. I sold it when I bought the M6 TTL and the Rolleis.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-13-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,271
Posted By Leigh Youdale
All this "discussion around here" is simply...

All this "discussion around here" is simply people frothing at the mouth. And nobody can say for sure whether or not it has addressed the "focus issue" because (a) nobody has actually been able to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,696
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I'm pretty sure that some years ago there was a...

I'm pretty sure that some years ago there was a forum for PAW - Picture a Week. Even this some entrants found hard to keep up with, for all the sorts of reasons you mention, but it's far more...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-12-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 8,485
Posted By Leigh Youdale
It's designed to be very 'hip', very cheap to...

It's designed to be very 'hip', very cheap to produce, without accountability (blame the 'citizen journalists' if it's wrong) and is Rupert's answer to Twitter. A big advertising revenue stream he's...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-12-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 8,485
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Well, indirectly, here it is. Rupert Murdoch...

Well, indirectly, here it is.
Rupert Murdoch clearly controls FOX and all his other satellite investments through News Limited and the financial structure he's established. He owns newspapers and TV...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,201
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I'm pretty much in agreement here. I think the...

I'm pretty much in agreement here.
I think the very ease and economy of digital technology which has rapidly improved since it was introduced, has encouraged a "spray and pray" approach to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-12-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I know a photographer here who's done just that....

I know a photographer here who's done just that. Put a 'tropical" roof on top to keep the sun off, airconditioned it for temperature control and filtering, plumbed it and in the end just put a couple...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-11-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,271
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I agree the 24/5 is a great lens to have and I...

I agree the 24/5 is a great lens to have and I was a bit reluctant to sell mine but I find when travelling, especially for narrow lanes or tight interiors in Europe that the 25 sometimes just didn't...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-11-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 7,123
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Nah! It's just your age showing.

Nah! It's just your age showing.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-11-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,271
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Now YOU'RE getting picky too! I had the 21, 25,...

Now YOU'RE getting picky too!
I had the 21, 25, 28, 35 etc range of CV lenses for my R4A but eventually concluded that there wasn't enough difference in FOV to be carrying both the 25 and 28 so I...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-11-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,271
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Bravo!

A brilliant analysis. Why did it take me so many more words!
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-11-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,271
Posted By Leigh Youdale
...... I think we could have a long philosophical...

...... I think we could have a long philosophical argument about this. Your argument is self defeating simply by the fact that enough people have enough spending money and exercise their choices in a...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-11-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 4,155
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I'm having the same problem. Admin needs to...

I'm having the same problem. Admin needs to provide a way or a service to let us purge the uploads and reset to zero.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-10-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,271
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I'm a bit sympathetic to Tom's point, although...

I'm a bit sympathetic to Tom's point, although for different reasons. The camera has been mooted for many months and everyone has had ample opportunity to advise Fuji of their particular and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-10-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,271
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I doubt that will happen entirely as there are...

I doubt that will happen entirely as there are too many traditionalists and old farts like myself who enjoy the process from beginning to end and not just getting something that looks good on a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-10-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,271
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I rather regret to have to say that I'm finding...

I rather regret to have to say that I'm finding the same with the X10!
However, the fondle factor isn't the same.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-10-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,271
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I'm actually with you there. I was really hoping...

I'm actually with you there. I was really hoping that Cosina would bring out the Bessa RD-2a with a full frame sensor and able to take the CV lenses. There are a lot of Epson RD-1 owners who'd jump...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-10-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,475
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I think an "APUG" tattoo on the forehead would...

I think an "APUG" tattoo on the forehead would make you instantly recognisable and without requiring any further gestures. I can see a couple of immediate advantages. Your family would never...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-10-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,271
Posted By Leigh Youdale
What I'm seeing is a bunch of people who look at...

What I'm seeing is a bunch of people who look at a glass as half empty instead of one that's half full. And they seem to be the same people who have as their ideal an exact copy of the Leica model...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-09-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,271
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Well, from what I've seen now I'd never buy a...

Well, from what I've seen now I'd never buy a Leica M8/9/10. The Fuji does it for me.
However, I already own the X10 which I find an excellent and quick compact P&S, especially on EXR setting with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-08-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,415
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I can only repeat what I wrote originally - "The...

I can only repeat what I wrote originally -
"The opinions you ask for will probably reflect the bias of those who respond. And none of us were present."
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-08-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,415
Posted By Leigh Youdale
The dilemma is a personal one for you. "Street"...

The dilemma is a personal one for you. "Street" photography is legitimate, does not require releases but can sometimes be seen as invasive and as you have so well described your encounter with this...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-08-2012
Replies: 318
Views: 81,079
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Well, I'm still confused. I thought that the "ZI"...

Well, I'm still confused. I thought that the "ZI" referred to the camera body (i.e. Zeiss Ikon) and the "ZM" referred to the lenses, but I see cameras being described in advertisements as ZM and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 1,784
Posted By Leigh Youdale
First time I've ever heard anyone remark that the...

First time I've ever heard anyone remark that the Ftn is "pocketable". What are your coats made of - Kevlar?

My smallest lens is the f2/50 Nikkor H.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,458
Posted By Leigh Youdale
[QUOTE=River Dog;1782761]In my quest to try all...

[QUOTE=River Dog;1782761]In my quest to try all kinds of cameras before selecting the best and selling the rest, and after some research, I got a CLA'd FM and f1.8 50mm Series E. It is up against my...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-06-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Me Too! I've deleted all my previous attachments,...

Me Too!
I've deleted all my previous attachments, red line changed to all green and zero, logged out, logged in again and it still tells me the first image (134kb) I try to upload exceeds my quota....
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-06-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,271
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Well, SOMEBODY has to be singled out for the...

Well, SOMEBODY has to be singled out for the blame. Can't be us then!
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-06-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,271
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I didn't think it was Fuji caused all that fuss...

I didn't think it was Fuji caused all that fuss at all. I thought it was the RFF'ers did it all by themselves. Twice in the space of 12 months, too!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-05-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Fotoman made a viewfinder for different formats...

Fotoman made a viewfinder for different formats and focal lengths - all obtained by the use of masks inserted into the basic 120 degree viewfinder.
Have a look here...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-04-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 10,125
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I'm still trying to work that one out. How was...

I'm still trying to work that one out. How was the 95% calculated?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-04-2012
Replies: 823
Views: 161,783
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Well, I have two wishes. 1. A Bessa R(6?) that...

Well, I have two wishes.
1. A Bessa R(6?) that has frames for 25/28/35/50/75/90. At the moment the R2 only goes down to 35. If I had that I could do without my M6 and my R4A as all lenses but the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-03-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 10,125
Posted By Leigh Youdale
And fairies at the bottom of the garden, no doubt.

And fairies at the bottom of the garden, no doubt.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-03-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 10,125
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Think for a moment like a Fuji executive and not...

Think for a moment like a Fuji executive and not like a GAS-affected amateur photographer with limited budget.
Would you put all the research and effort into a camera that has the potential to...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-03-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 10,125
Posted By Leigh Youdale
Well, no, actually. I don't know where you got...

Well, no, actually. I don't know where you got that idea from but it's quite incorrect.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 01-02-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 19,996
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I'm very interested in this camera but I've just...

I'm very interested in this camera but I've just bought an X10 as my "go-anywhere" digital camera, and I'm wondering what (apart from being digital) the new Fuji will do that my M6 won't.
I'm sure it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By Leigh Youdale
It appears you may have taken the photo from a...

It appears you may have taken the photo from a boat. Maybe a slight movement due to the water or someone moving in the boat resulted in some camera movement relative to the view. Of course, you may...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-30-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,701
Posted By Leigh Youdale
I think you'll find that in the era that these...

I think you'll find that in the era that these cameras were made, the idea of replacing the lens on a non-interchangeable camera was never considered, and the only identification is the one you have...
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