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Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,366
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i find the images are incredible but the camera...

i find the images are incredible but the camera is big and i prefer smaller sized cameras. I also prefer the Rolleiflex rendering a bit more gentle than the technical perfection of the Mamiya lenses....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-25-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,858
Posted By tuanvinh2000
all decisions are reversible. :) get the M6 first...

all decisions are reversible. :) get the M6 first since it helps to slow down. slow down helps to produce better photos. if you dont find you enjoy it, sell the M6 at no loss and get a Fuji X100...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By tuanvinh2000
living in a big city as London, i constantly see...

living in a big city as London, i constantly see film cameras. may be not all the time Leica (there are quite a lot) but young ppl use a lot of Canon AE1, Nikon FE, Minolta SLRs around. i'm one of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,452
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i went to Tony Ray Jones and Martin Parr...

i went to Tony Ray Jones and Martin Parr exhibition a few years back and can understand the connection of the great photographers. I think Tony brings the American street photography style with him...
Forum: Leica SL 03-01-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 6,592
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i owns the A7 for several years now (the original...

i owns the A7 for several years now (the original A7). happily made pictures and prints to 16x20 on fiber paper from Ilford labs with perfection. once it's setup, the only dial i use is ISO dial. A...
Forum: Travel 01-21-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,449
Posted By tuanvinh2000
From the last meetup in...

From the last meetup in Trieste:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4713/25946431338_c7deed8a35_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FwNf5s)_DSC7788 (https://flic.kr/p/FwNf5s) by tuanvinh2000...
Forum: Travel 01-21-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,449
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i booked my flight as well, arriving on Thursday...

i booked my flight as well, arriving on Thursday and leaving on Monday lunch time. Had a great time last time in Trieste. The Irish pub turned out to be a great hang out place for us. :cool: i plan...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 09-07-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,537
Posted By tuanvinh2000
the button C1 next to the shutter is the zoom in...

the button C1 next to the shutter is the zoom in to focus. I click that button before i decide to shoot so when i bring to my face i can manual focus like a focus patch. Then i touch the shutter once...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 09-06-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,537
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i have been very satisfied with my regular A7...

i have been very satisfied with my regular A7 with summicron asph 35 and 75 vc lens. produce great prints as well (BW and color). i see no reasons to switch to a used M240, esp since i can use my A7...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-24-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By tuanvinh2000
50mm f2.5 skopar in ltm! Even shaped like a...

50mm f2.5 skopar in ltm! Even shaped like a summicron 35. Or a v4 tab summicron 50 for a bit more speed.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-24-2017
Replies: 96
Views: 4,582
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Do what works for you. Selling a Leica mount lens...

Do what works for you. Selling a Leica mount lens is easy enough. What I find with all this gear buy n sell is usually a negative effect on my photos. When I take photos, I focus all energy on one...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2017
Replies: 1,184
Views: 334,633
Posted By tuanvinh2000
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/778/32190343531_6c9c...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/778/32190343531_6c9cac5a7d.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/R3xVCX)
Manchester Chinatown (https://flic.kr/p/R3xVCX) by tuanvinh2000 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2017
Replies: 1,184
Views: 334,633
Posted By tuanvinh2000
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3767/32785544746_a6e...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3767/32785544746_a6eccd6069.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RX9udS)
On the tube (https://flic.kr/p/RX9udS) by tuanvinh2000 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-11-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,071
Posted By tuanvinh2000
you mentioned your real issue is being...

you mentioned your real issue is being uncomfortable using an expensive digital camera under the snow. two solutions:
+ just use the m-e with care under those situations. they are built t be usef....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-07-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 5,522
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i use a digital camera sony a7 plus the leica...

i use a digital camera sony a7 plus the leica beoon stand. it's prob < 1k and scan BW 35mm film in great details. see my flikr link for samples.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,346
Posted By tuanvinh2000
very sad to hear. Condolences to his family and...

very sad to hear. Condolences to his family and friends. i had a chance to meet up with Tom a few times in Vancouver and he always shared his wisdom about lens and cameras.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 3,415
Posted By tuanvinh2000
M6 + nokton 35 f1.4. Good for everything! Or an...

M6 + nokton 35 f1.4. Good for everything! Or an ultron 35 vc M.
Forum: Photo Software 12-31-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,448
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i really like Corran color edit. thumps up!

i really like Corran color edit. thumps up!
Forum: Photo Software 12-31-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,448
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Hi Roland, From your 3 captures I enjoy the last...

Hi Roland,
From your 3 captures I enjoy the last one the most so i would pick it to try my editing workflow. This one has the most dynamic lighting so i thought it has potentials with a few...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 4,770
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I left Cambridge UK after 2.5 years there. I...

I left Cambridge UK after 2.5 years there. I always walked past St John College every morning and this is one of my most fav shots i made near its entrance, also in my last month in the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-30-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,672
Posted By tuanvinh2000
nothing beats another mamiya. i went through the...

nothing beats another mamiya. i went through the same process trying the fuji which does not have a lock on shutter and i ended up wasting film bc it triggers inside the bag or hanging. mamiya 6 is a...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-30-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By tuanvinh2000
For this series, i took a lot of inspirations...

For this series, i took a lot of inspirations from Garry W. In the future i would like to go in a different direction so these might be the last set of photos i have in this nature (free flowing-shot...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-30-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By tuanvinh2000
15....

15....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-28-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By tuanvinh2000
11. https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/650/31126064673_...

11.
https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/650/31126064673_d107ccf9c3_z.jpg

12.
https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/664/31562216710_d9399050d9_z.jpg

13.
https://c8.staticflickr.com/1/503/31818591071_fa8d397682_z.j...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-28-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By tuanvinh2000
they were taken in 2014-2016. I have now moved to...

they were taken in 2014-2016. I have now moved to live in London.

8.
...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-28-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Summer Festival in Cambridge UK project

I spent 2.5 years in Cambridge UK and it's a lovely place. I have shot quite a lot of photos in different format around town but one set of photos that stick out to me is the summer festivals often...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-22-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 5,994
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i stopped taking photos for a while as well this...

i stopped taking photos for a while as well this year, just a short break, carry only a point n shoot for 2 months or so. then watching movies that have great photography brings me back the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-22-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 4,127
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i love the winder. i always wind after taking a...

i love the winder. i always wind after taking a shot so i rarely missed a photo because forgetting to wind.
the epson is a camera i enjoyed a lot using. iso 200 is lovely. i hate the dust on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 23,670
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Think about the end results. More format allows...

Think about the end results. More format allows you to create different kind of pictures. The leicas are good with fast paced work. But when you have time, mf forces you to slow down interact w your...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-20-2016
Replies: 2,011
Views: 603,821
Posted By tuanvinh2000
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7353/27913470632_a30...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7353/27913470632_a3030ebe88_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JwBQk3)St John College (https://flic.kr/p/JwBQk3) by tuanvinh2000 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2016
Replies: 1,184
Views: 334,633
Posted By tuanvinh2000
https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5786/31135525125_c47...

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5786/31135525125_c474942167_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PrkGSH)Picaddily Train (https://flic.kr/p/PrkGSH) by tuanvinh2000 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 10-21-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,616
Posted By tuanvinh2000
the evf on the gxr is annoying to me since it...

the evf on the gxr is annoying to me since it keeps dropping/catching things on the way in my bag and out of my bag. i much prefer the built in evf style cameras in general. also the external evf...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 3,614
Posted By tuanvinh2000
such overwhelming favour over the M2. i like my...

such overwhelming favour over the M2.
i like my leica with a meter, one less thing to carry around. I had wrongly exposed my film thinking the light didn't change that fast at the end of the day...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Rollei for the film portraits. you can use flash...

Rollei for the film portraits. you can use flash with it too. dont have to push film.
for the street since you already carry a 24-70, why not just use it? or the 20mm for a walk? or drop the 24-70,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-13-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,206
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Can i have the olympus om2? Has been wanting to...

Can i have the olympus om2? Has been wanting to try a slr for a while. I work near bank station so should not be a far walk.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-28-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 3,655
Posted By tuanvinh2000
for myself, in the 35mm format, the perfect combo...

for myself, in the 35mm format, the perfect combo that can't be improved on anymore is a M6 + 35 cron. been using it for 5 years now. try various lenses in the period sell them all.
In medium...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-17-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,475
Posted By tuanvinh2000
35mm ultron ltm. it has 39mm filter small and...

35mm ultron ltm. it has 39mm filter small and feel like a f2 lens to me. nice round rendering. i like its mechanics than the skopar M i tried (very loose aperture ring on the skopar). the only limit...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2016
Replies: 303
Views: 35,980
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I used an EL Nikkor 50mm f4 (much cheaper than...

I used an EL Nikkor 50mm f4 (much cheaper than the f2.8) at f8 and all seems good, focus the lens at f4 is plenty enough then stop down to scan. You can see all the samples in my flikr using it vs 2...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2016
Replies: 303
Views: 35,980
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Got mine from UK dealer Peter Loy for 25 pounds...

Got mine from UK dealer Peter Loy for 25 pounds with broken magnifier. has been enjoying using this as my main scanner the last year or more. i bought another one for a friend from FFordes and it was...
Forum: Travel 05-11-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 8,015
Posted By tuanvinh2000
7 at murphy is good for me as well. Hope there is...

7 at murphy is good for me as well. Hope there is a link on prev page to tell me the address of the place. Ah found it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-05-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 6,279
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Sound like swc and m9 + zeiss combo for you raid....

Sound like swc and m9 + zeiss combo for you raid. I dont like change lenses when on vacation and usually one lens is fine for me. on a family trip i usually bring one digital camera plus one lens. On...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 11,702
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Bond with: m6 Rolleiflex Mamiya 6 Epson...

Bond with:
m6
Rolleiflex
Mamiya 6
Epson rd1s
Konica big mini

No bond
Leica cl
Contax t2
Forum: Travel 05-04-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 8,015
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Back to the main topic, where are we meeting on...

Back to the main topic, where are we meeting on friday evening for food and drinks? Do we have a list of people we expect so wr can add each others contact infos?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-04-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 5,344
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I owned the 21 zm and my copy has performance...

I owned the 21 zm and my copy has performance rivals my 35 cron asph. I shot it mainly on film but i have seen digital leica copes it well enough. However my own usage i prefer 28/35 to 21 which is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-27-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 3,034
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Agree with Huss and Ian. It's all about the...

Agree with Huss and Ian. It's all about the light. I have tried all the VC options (1.2, 1.4, 1.7, 2.5) and 2 summicron v4 vs asph. In actual use, they all produce superb images if the light is nice...
Forum: Travel 03-21-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 8,015
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i also book my flight there on friday and come...

i also book my flight there on friday and come back to london on monday. any recommendation for accommodation?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-08-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,755
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Plus 1 for Fuji Arcos. I use HC 110 with a...

Plus 1 for Fuji Arcos. I use HC 110 with a variety of 120 BW film like Tmax, Trix 400 and they all turn out well.
For scanner, i use a digital camera and get about 10 megapixels from a square image,...
Forum: Travel 03-02-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 8,015
Posted By tuanvinh2000
yes the earlier the better so i know when to book...

yes the earlier the better so i know when to book the flight and if i can go or not.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,241
Posted By tuanvinh2000
make pictures that satisfy yourself. others'...

make pictures that satisfy yourself. others' comments are subjective and worth little to the end of the game. unless you make a living with photography so satisfy customers is the high priority.
so...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2016
Replies: 770
Views: 112,829
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Check out Van Mieu the first university of the...

Check out Van Mieu the first university of the country and the fine art museum of hanoi right next to it. Also take a ride to West Lake and just walk around the bank of Thanh Nien street. Dong Xuan...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-12-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 22,030
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Thanks Rikard. I appreciate the experience...

Thanks Rikard. I appreciate the experience sharing. i agree that a camera should be responsive. i settle on a sony + M adapter then manual focus with M mount lens and zone focus. when i trip the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 5,384
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Just do it sell everything get an m8 or a sony...

Just do it sell everything get an m8 or a sony a7.
The refresh rate made you dizzy might be due to poor setting in the camera store where iso is too low or the lens is closed down. When the sensor...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-04-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 16,204
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i agree with most of the posts here. the...

i agree with most of the posts here. the ergonomics i can deal with it. once you get the aperture first then change focus its alright.
however this lens performs well to f2 for me. i have made lovely...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-24-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,477
Posted By tuanvinh2000
only manual focus for now. they satisfy my need...

only manual focus for now. they satisfy my need for digital shots. i got the original a7 cheaper and all the gizzmos i need. m9 is nice with the optical finder but several times more expensive and...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-16-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,477
Posted By tuanvinh2000
tobin sounds like your rd1 rangefinder is out of...

tobin sounds like your rd1 rangefinder is out of whack if consistently getting out of focus. however the rd1 rf baseline is rather short so nailing focus at f1.4/f2 on a 50mm+ will always be hard. i...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-16-2015
Replies: 342
Views: 118,582
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Thanks Andy.

Thanks Andy.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-26-2015
Replies: 342
Views: 118,582
Posted By tuanvinh2000
borrow from a friend for 2 weeks to try it out. i...

borrow from a friend for 2 weeks to try it out. i like the rendering can't tell difference from my summicron.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/303/19944932302_95d5f035dd_z.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2015
Replies: 770
Views: 112,829
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I'm pretty sure it's just tobacco since my uncle...

I'm pretty sure it's just tobacco since my uncle uses the same pipe. but it does look like those opium pipe from Chinese literature/photos.
Last trip to Hanoi i was thinking of grabbing my 21 but...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-07-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,723
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i think change locations/new walk to offer you...

i think change locations/new walk to offer you things to explore would help.
gears reshuffling is good but then later you realize you want something similar and you dont have it, you gonna buy...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,703
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i find that on the flights its best to use a...

i find that on the flights its best to use a backpack with thick padding. then have a small messenger bag throwing in your check in lugguage and once you are in location use that. you prob dont want...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,562
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i'm really clicking with 50mm recently as well....

i'm really clicking with 50mm recently as well. might be because i shoot more of 75mm/80mm on TLR so i'm used to the mild telephoto more. strangest thing is i click with a jupiter 8 instead of trying...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-22-2015
Replies: 770
Views: 112,829
Posted By tuanvinh2000
a few more and i think i should stop posting...

a few more and i think i should stop posting Rolleiflex photos in Leica thread and open one over in the TLR forum.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/337/19064215585_a5f5d00490_z.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2015
Replies: 770
Views: 112,829
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Had a chance to meet up with Trung for a morning...

Had a chance to meet up with Trung for a morning of shooting around Hanoi last month and it was a pleasure. Hanoi was experiencing uncomfortably 38C heat so we stopped for drinks a lot. Love to spend...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-30-2015
Replies: 190
Views: 21,643
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Top notch work Dan, I really like the last 3....

Top notch work Dan, I really like the last 3. keep on Rollei-ing!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-27-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,672
Posted By tuanvinh2000
if you shoot mostly at f5.6 or f8 i can't see how...

if you shoot mostly at f5.6 or f8 i can't see how the summicron asph or whatever other lens can be sharper than the skopar. Got the skopar for a few months to use along with my summicron asph and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 10,630
Posted By tuanvinh2000
from my understanding, MP/MA has the same...

from my understanding, MP/MA has the same internals as M6, so all steels. they dont make brass gears leica anymore. but you do have a brass top.
to be honest, we wont ever shoot enough film to wear...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-16-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,107
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i'm not sure if you want to improve your BW...

i'm not sure if you want to improve your BW conversion workflow or it's more because of what the lighting condition the photos were taken in, that also affects the BW conversion. i doubt a MM will...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-12-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 7,511
Posted By tuanvinh2000
everytime i uses mine i have to say how...

everytime i uses mine i have to say how quick/easy it is to use and the 1/8000 speed is amazing (compared to leica M film 1/1000). that plus some M mount lens, the converted BW looks almost medium...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 10,433
Posted By tuanvinh2000
When i got my M6 it was the same, really long...

When i got my M6 it was the same, really long press before it fires. 2 second adjustment in the bottom from the repair guy fixes it forever, totally retire my soft release. I like the M2 shutter fire...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-23-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,681
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Sounds like a fun trip. Be used to the shutter...

Sounds like a fun trip. Be used to the shutter lag first though, its different from slowing you down in shooting. I hate shutter lag the most, when you think you got the moment when everyone is...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-21-2015
Replies: 137
Views: 13,559
Posted By tuanvinh2000
About the video, it looks pretty normal. I shoot...

About the video, it looks pretty normal. I shoot quite often on the subway. as long as you know the distance/the light (the space around you), it can be done very unobtrusively.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-21-2015
Replies: 137
Views: 13,559
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I happened to meet Noel and went shooting with...

I happened to meet Noel and went shooting with him for a nice morning in Chinatown London. The man is fast! He leaves me in dust in terms of moving/shooting speed :) He was sporting a Nikon F2 + 28mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2015
Replies: 1,184
Views: 334,633
Posted By tuanvinh2000
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8745/16884759592_0c...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8745/16884759592_0cb15d1fbc_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rJ3NLG)Newspaper Delivery Man (https://flic.kr/p/rJ3NLG) by tuanvinh2000...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2015
Replies: 1,184
Views: 334,633
Posted By tuanvinh2000
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7651/16199741334_8a...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7651/16199741334_8a61b773fd_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qFvUH5)Hill Road (https://flic.kr/p/qFvUH5) by tuanvinh2000 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2015
Replies: 770
Views: 112,829
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Love the color matching :) would be nice if...

Love the color matching :) would be nice if there are more interactions like the guy reaches out to the girl, still though happy new year Trung bro.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 4,485
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Hi Ricardo, Finally developed the 1 roll of 120 i...

Hi Ricardo,
Finally developed the 1 roll of 120 i shot, a few shots here, soon will dev the 135 roll i shot that day:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8618/16499533608_935c695940_z.jpg...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-01-2015
Replies: 522
Views: 32,343
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Totally agree with Helen, great photography is...

Totally agree with Helen, great photography is coming from the interpretation of the photographers, not related to where we are. The world is big and i find every corner can be as interesting as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 4,485
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Thanks Ricardo, its a very nice morning and...

Thanks Ricardo, its a very nice morning and seeing you and Noah in actions with your super stealth shots. I'm rather very obvious photographing but ppl on the day is very open to snapshots. Hope to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By tuanvinh2000
try to use fresh battery first. also when you are...

try to use fresh battery first.
also when you are half stop away it should blink less than say like 3 stops away.
Just from my experience, there could be a problem with your meter that I'm not aware...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-09-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 585
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Skopar 35mm M mount with Leica Hood, is it possible?

Does any of the leica summicron hoods (square/round hoods) fit on the skopar 35? Anyone has used leica hood on the M version of the 35 vc?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-06-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 4,485
Posted By tuanvinh2000
will try to be there. it's super busy at...

will try to be there. it's super busy at leicester square so might be hard to spot each others. can we have a more concrete meetup location?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i have a 40mm rokkor and it performs as well as...

i have a 40mm rokkor and it performs as well as my summicron 35. you might just have a bad one since it might be dropped before. buying used old lens, most of the time they work but sometimes you get...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-03-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,637
Posted By tuanvinh2000
congrats to the Steve B, it's a clear winner. I...

congrats to the Steve B, it's a clear winner.
I took 2 shots that weekend that classified as street photographs :) and submitted one.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-03-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,637
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I can donate the 3rd prize and can hand it in...

I can donate the 3rd prize and can hand it in person to Simon since we are both living in Cambridge UK. I won this 6x6 folder from the last winter contest from Helen Hill and would love to pass it...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-26-2015
Replies: 120
Views: 13,528
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I agree that many MF lens are great value/ratio....

I agree that many MF lens are great value/ratio. $30 for a tessar though can't beat that! i got my tessar automat for 150 and i thought thats cheap.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-24-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Hi dan, I got the same problem as these...

Hi dan,
I got the same problem as these photos
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=109641
I did remove the rod but couldnt put it back properly.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I think i remember the part you are talking...

I think i remember the part you are talking about. Sorry this is the easier part i can do it confidently. The hard part is the spring inside to hold the top part open, you know i'm talking about...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By tuanvinh2000
yes i got the whole top part out (well to clean...

yes i got the whole top part out (well to clean the mirror as well). still cant figure a good way to tackle it after taking the whole top part out. unless i have instructions on how to take the roll...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By tuanvinh2000
the first one came to me in that way and has a...

the first one came to me in that way and has a very beatup taking lens so i got the 2nd one that has perfect glass, functioning beautifully for 1 year. Then just yesterday i close the hood normally,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-21-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Rolleiflex Automat Hood can't unfold/open

Hi there,
This is the 2nd Rolleiflex Automat that i have that has this problem.
This morning after taking some photos i close the hood, now i can't open it again no matter what. There seems to be...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-10-2015
Replies: 924
Views: 223,581
Posted By tuanvinh2000
will go one year mostly committed to square...

will go one year mostly committed to square format and the old mx evs rollei:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7544/16218364966_9692ae3b44_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qHamSb)Market Square...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-12-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,843
Posted By tuanvinh2000
you are welcome to check out the a7 if you are in...

you are welcome to check out the a7 if you are in town :) i just got it last week to mostly scan my medium format negatives so i dont have anything to share on flikr yet. slowly learning through it....
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-12-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,843
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i would say use your own judgement. i used to...

i would say use your own judgement. i used to read that the 21mm ZM biogon 2.8 doesn't work well with the A7 but now i have it i think it works much better than expected, a bit color cast at the far...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-10-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 6,386
Posted By tuanvinh2000
must be a special moment for you! i got my luck...

must be a special moment for you! i got my luck to meet one great working documentary photographer in vancouver and it changes my ways of seeing things listening to his honest words after seeing...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-07-2014
Replies: 924
Views: 223,581
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Thank you Darshan.

Thank you Darshan.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-07-2014
Replies: 924
Views: 223,581
Posted By tuanvinh2000
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7486/15774834638_74...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7486/15774834638_74257ff009_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q2Y9Ky)Market Square (https://flic.kr/p/q2Y9Ky) by tuanvinh2000 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-02-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 16,961
Posted By tuanvinh2000
still remember his posts on compositions that i...

still remember his posts on compositions that i learnt many years ago. praying for you and best wishes to your family.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-12-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 4,904
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i think a reasonably fast 50 should do it if your...

i think a reasonably fast 50 should do it if your friend is really used to it. i wouldn't rule out a Medium Format cameras if you love the film look, then you can print it reasonably large and hang...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-11-2014
Replies: 924
Views: 223,581
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Tessar 3.5 MX...

Tessar 3.5 MX

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5602/15147079824_61b7d90c64_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p5uK7G)Liverpool Street Station (https://flic.kr/p/p5uK7G) by tuanvinh2000...
Forum: RFF News 11-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 3,032
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Very creative idea Taylan. Still feel it's sad to...

Very creative idea Taylan.
Still feel it's sad to see great prints dis-solved when it can be hung on my wall :) i have no plans to visit Turkey in the near future but if i do i will drop by your...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-23-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i had the ultron before and it's a perfect mate...

i had the ultron before and it's a perfect mate for the rd1 since i enjoy the 40mm view. i think with the hood it's blocking the vf a bit.
rendering wise, wide open it loses a bit of a contrast which...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2014
Replies: 770
Views: 112,829
Posted By tuanvinh2000
yes a few more seconds to compose better is what...

yes a few more seconds to compose better is what i should have done. will do in my next year trip back home. will try to go home more often these coming years. there is so much more sunlight in hanoi...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-20-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,283
Posted By tuanvinh2000
a true gentleman and a great great photographer....

a true gentleman and a great great photographer. RIP.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-20-2014
Replies: 770
Views: 112,829
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Upload some recently, taken from the spring...

Upload some recently, taken from the spring time:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3949/15587870552_c22fc94901_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pKrUQQ)Rainy day (https://flic.kr/p/pKrUQQ) by tuanvinh2000...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2014
Replies: 1,184
Views: 334,633
Posted By tuanvinh2000
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3936/15527712416_09...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3936/15527712416_09d47ca867_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pE8zVA)
River Cam (https://flic.kr/p/pE8zVA) by tuanvinh2000 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-15-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,814
Posted By tuanvinh2000
As long as you close down your lens it should be...

As long as you close down your lens it should be ok on super sunny days.
For finder block, if you absolutely wants to see everything with that lens, may be try an external finder to put in your hot...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-13-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,674
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i use mainly on film bodies. I have a live view...

i use mainly on film bodies. I have a live view gxr for the digital but that doesn't need any adjustment since it's live view.
got it quite dead one from f2 and more close down. but f1.4 the focus...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-13-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,674
Posted By tuanvinh2000
MS Optical Sonnetar 50 Focus Shift Compensation

Hi there,
I think there might be some users of this lens that have developed a focus shift compensation method when use this at f1.1 or f1.4. I did some basic measurements myself to always tune it a...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-10-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 24,928
Posted By tuanvinh2000
pretty funny. i think he is fine doing what he is...

pretty funny. i think he is fine doing what he is doing. that is his business model and it works. dont like the 99% of photos at f0.95 and call it art. :P (I do think 0.95 has an advantage and can...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-10-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By tuanvinh2000
it should work i tried a long while ago. there...

it should work i tried a long while ago. there are samples from another member here using that lens to shoot concerts in brazil at night time. you can use your RF as normal but the rf base length is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-01-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 721
Posted By tuanvinh2000
will try to come, the work looks real quality...

will try to come, the work looks real quality from a few shots there in the online article.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-01-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 10,778
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I use a beoon device with a M mount GXR as the...

I use a beoon device with a M mount GXR as the digital back and a Nikkor enlarger lens. Got much better results than my old Epson...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 10,218
Posted By tuanvinh2000
M6 + 35 cron for last 2 years. whenever i try...

M6 + 35 cron for last 2 years. whenever i try something else i miss it dearly and come back to it very quickly.
Forum: Travel 09-30-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Last year i still saw london drugs stocking HP5...

Last year i still saw london drugs stocking HP5 in Vancouver locations so it varies differently but you can find C41 fuji/kodak color for sure.
may be better to order online before hand and ship to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 4,946
Posted By tuanvinh2000
wishing for it everytime i takes it out but i...

wishing for it everytime i takes it out but i still takes it out as of now. i think the CL is as close as it gets but it isn't that small. olympus xa doesn't count :P haven't tried the petri 35 yet.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 5,089
Posted By tuanvinh2000
+1 very nice BW conversion as well (guessing from...

+1 very nice BW conversion as well (guessing from the look of it shot on the mentioned d700?). how close was it? look like it focuses closer than the usual 0.7 on an RF, one advantage of SLR.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 3,960
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I like how you put it "Nirvana". i slip all the...

I like how you put it "Nirvana".
i slip all the time with my m6 crank (which is a very well used camera). on my less used body m4-2, the crank stays at one place and dont turn around even if being...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-26-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,962
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I would have guessed you own other focal length...

I would have guessed you own other focal length too. :)
a summaron is close to the v1 cron as well as a 40 summicron. but i used to own a nokton 1.2 that is very close to the new ZM in size i just...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-25-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,962
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i think you have the best lens in the FLE...

i think you have the best lens in the FLE already. if you want to try out new lens go for a different focal length, bc that changes your photographs more than a different flavour of the same focal...
Forum: Travel 09-25-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Hey Huy, I'm not sure about local shop but...

Hey Huy,
I'm not sure about local shop but film/chemicals can be bought online here: http://www.macodirect.de/ and it's prob better priced than local shops.
I live in England so dont know too well...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,404
Posted By tuanvinh2000
if i can jam my gxr sensor into an M4-2 body i...

if i can jam my gxr sensor into an M4-2 body i would prob do it! the only thing i dont like about the gxr is just the lack of RF focusing. live view is ok but a lot of button pushing to zoom in/out...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,404
Posted By tuanvinh2000
even an APS-C Nex 6 sensor (20+ mg pixels) and...

even an APS-C Nex 6 sensor (20+ mg pixels) and can use RF patch to focus in a not so big package would be a winner! i think a full frame sensor is quite tough to deal with but you never know until...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 60,134
Posted By tuanvinh2000
He will be proud of his dad, not many dads shoot...

He will be proud of his dad, not many dads shoot with a Mamiya RF MF, one of the best ever! my dad shot with a nikon F for his company when he was young, bought him a canon DSLR 10 years ago and he...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 60,134
Posted By tuanvinh2000
shoot till the cameras shutter retire! my best...

shoot till the cameras shutter retire! my best wishes is with you and your family. keep positive.

Cheers,
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Thanks for the suggestions for Elements and...

Thanks for the suggestions for Elements and PTGui.

Godfrey, i did the google search but get turn off by the complications of some of the software suggested from google so i asked here to get more...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Stitching sotfware besides Photoshop for Mac

Well i'm using a digital camera to scan my negative but the coverage doesn't scan the whole medium format negative at once. I'm looking for some easy to use stitching software for Mac. I use...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,926
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i'm sure there are plenty of review of this lens...

i'm sure there are plenty of review of this lens but i quite like your honest assessment. i'm feeling the same toward super fast lens that they are not very usable at the max wide open aperture and...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-17-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 6,350
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Happen to me all the time :) but i agree with...

Happen to me all the time :) but i agree with Dan, i tend to sit down and spend more time with one location than walking fast because thats where you see things unfold. walking slow/stand still is...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-16-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 6,350
Posted By tuanvinh2000
if you can participate and get ready, then shoot...

if you can participate and get ready, then shoot it next time.
however dont put too much stress on yourself that you missed the moment, you have observed it and it's ok to not taking the photos. plus...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-16-2014
Replies: 122
Views: 23,036
Posted By tuanvinh2000
thanks for pointing that out, i dont really...

thanks for pointing that out, i dont really remember the weight of everything :P but the nokton always feel a bit chunky to me. lovely rendering though!
hope to see image samples soon.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-16-2014
Replies: 122
Views: 23,036
Posted By tuanvinh2000
look a bit long but half the weight of the nokton...

look a bit long but half the weight of the nokton 1.2 so thats a welcome change! pricing might be real high though (2k~) so about the same as used 35 cron asph. if they price it a bit more than their...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,651
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i do something very similar, one point & shoot...

i do something very similar, one point & shoot pocket (rollei 35s) and M6 + 35mm lens only. Less equipment = more photos to me, i leave the rollei mostly at home since it's the backup in case all...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-15-2014
Replies: 426
Views: 118,840
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Great moment of friendship there. i'm vietnamese...

Great moment of friendship there. i'm vietnamese and you dont often see that boy's hairstyle anymore, it's prob only for the young monks inside a temple.

I hope that it is not considered to be a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Look like a nokton 35 1.4 to me. Used to own a...

Look like a nokton 35 1.4 to me. Used to own a very similar signature 40mm f1.4. However think abt what you like abt his photos like subject matters lighting location final edit. Those factors matter...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-12-2014
Replies: 542
Views: 137,156
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Zeno, that's quite a low shutter speed to...

Zeno, that's quite a low shutter speed to handhold such a small camera :D i did go down to that slow once i think but at night it's usually 1/30 f2.8 for me. i really enjoy your blog, the photos...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2014
Replies: 176
Views: 24,056
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i agree. the thing is the lens mount was designed...

i agree. the thing is the lens mount was designed to work with digital bodies it seems, since both my m4/m6 wont mount correctly and they mount other 50s just fine. it's an odd case to me.
anyway...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2014
Replies: 176
Views: 24,056
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Thanks for the instruction Dez. I know it should...

Thanks for the instruction Dez. I know it should be that way but the lens mount is too thin to file down (suggested by a leica tech in London Aperture store). it's an M mount and it was made to fit...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2014
Replies: 176
Views: 24,056
Posted By tuanvinh2000
talking about finder i agree with G and Cal,...

talking about finder i agree with G and Cal, m2/m4 vfs seem most fit for me. i have a lens with a bad mount that sits between 50 and 90 so it activates every single frameline on the m6! on the m4, it...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-09-2014
Replies: 253
Views: 22,648
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i used to shoot with the epson rd1s folding the...

i used to shoot with the epson rd1s folding the screen away for 2 years :D no problems. should we expect the ISO dial to work similar to Fuji XT1? would be nice. i dont mind having one but not really...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,723
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Sometimes i get that when fixer is exhausted so...

Sometimes i get that when fixer is exhausted so the film isn't as clear, resulting in the scanner got blocked and tries to increase exposure, showing more grain?
Other than that, underexpose the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-25-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 5,329
Posted By tuanvinh2000
for when its too bright or too dark, you can just...

for when its too bright or too dark, you can just relax and enjoy life passing by, dont have to take pics. if you do, you can pull/push using flash. if you dont like film, go for some simple digital...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,551
Posted By tuanvinh2000
go for it, m4 is newer and have 35mm...

go for it, m4 is newer and have 35mm framelines.
your experience with build qualities might vary between the conditions of each camera. i'm sure they all built to a high degree that easily outlast...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2014
Replies: 1,184
Views: 334,633
Posted By tuanvinh2000
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3882/14702858540_e1...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3882/14702858540_e1e60be9da_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/opeZB3)
Family Fun (https://flic.kr/p/opeZB3) by tuanvinh2000 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-05-2014
Replies: 542
Views: 137,156
Posted By tuanvinh2000
you are too nice with your words

you are too nice with your words
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-05-2014
Replies: 542
Views: 137,156
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Rollei 35s sonnar. prob isn't in focus...

Rollei 35s sonnar. prob isn't in focus :D

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5564/14748088536_683d736776_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oteNUy)Windows (https://flic.kr/p/oteNUy) by tuanvinh2000...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-21-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By tuanvinh2000
thats good price for uk but you have to spend...

thats good price for uk but you have to spend more than 50 to qualify to buy it at that price.
here is one i find reasonable enough: 2.50 quids for 400 iso bw...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2014
Replies: 1,184
Views: 334,633
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Portrait session Hanoi...

Portrait session
Hanoi Vietnam

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2900/14273828820_2c578524f6_c.jpg
Forum: Travel 06-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By tuanvinh2000
take the M or MM + 1 lens :) dont have to worry...

take the M or MM + 1 lens :) dont have to worry about changing lens and enjoy taking more photos. forget about the rx100 unless you plan to have you in the photograph! thats what i did for my trip to...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-11-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 7,318
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I like the photos James, she looks like a fine...

I like the photos James, she looks like a fine young woman with an edge. Fit in the crowds with the Rihanna generation. I feel some photos are stronger than others (esp the BW) but overall they share...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-10-2014
Replies: 1,184
Views: 334,633
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Strawberry Fair Cambridge...

Strawberry Fair
Cambridge UK

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3835/14414101303_2bbdc060da_z.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,571
Posted By tuanvinh2000
do you use a filter? i have a filter on mine to...

do you use a filter? i have a filter on mine to protect the front element and got occasional flare. mine is a leica e39 filter i got from a friend. so far i found B+W MRC UV filters are less flare...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-06-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,121
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I would do the same as Helen and vote in sell the...

I would do the same as Helen and vote in sell the M7 and keep the Rollei.
M240 is very capable camera and perhaps what you lack is the Medium Format look from once in a while. Sell the M7 got you...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-03-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 6,433
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Very much agree with this point. There are many...

Very much agree with this point. There are many non photographers who use cameras (P&S) as a medium to record their thoughts/emotions. and to me they offer exciting views into their worlds.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-01-2014
Replies: 1,344
Views: 392,958
Posted By tuanvinh2000
really enjoy the recent shots in this thread....

really enjoy the recent shots in this thread. 21mm is my 2nd most fav focal length. (after 35).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2014
Replies: 1,184
Views: 334,633
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Beer Festival South Bank...

Beer Festival
South Bank London

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2921/14317600132_63ee08ce6e_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,516
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I would take the balda if its still available....

I would take the balda if its still available. Plan to give it to a friend who is new to film. Would be a good intro to rf for him. I can meet in person to pick up (or my friend in london will do).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2014
Replies: 770
Views: 112,829
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Too bad can't join you guys for a beer and a...

Too bad can't join you guys for a beer and a chat.

This one is about children playground in the central area of the city. I realize that unlike what I grew up with, the children of today have to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-28-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I dont own a digital leica but i know the guys at...

I dont own a digital leica but i know the guys at Aperture near British Museum can fix up the RF while you have a coffee there. Battery wise, i thought it's the same as the M9 battery and should be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2014
Replies: 1,184
Views: 334,633
Posted By tuanvinh2000
London - Somewhere on Oxford...

London - Somewhere on Oxford Street

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2014
Replies: 770
Views: 112,829
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Thanks Lem. I really enjoy number 32. Hanoi is...

Thanks Lem.

I really enjoy number 32. Hanoi is busy and my first few days there i feel overwhelmed by the density at every corner. But i guess you can always find the quite part.
Saw this group of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-17-2014
Replies: 770
Views: 112,829
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Time for another photo :) Surrounded by coffee...

Time for another photo :)

Surrounded by coffee beans and cramped inside the small space these small coffee shops really foster the community feel. People come to chat after breakfast with other...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-17-2014
Replies: 770
Views: 112,829
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Jan i would suggest a visit outside of the summer...

Jan i would suggest a visit outside of the summer time where the heat is boiling at 35C :) other than that my fav time is fall or late winter (jan-april).
I had so little time in town to go deeper...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2014
Replies: 770
Views: 112,829
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Number 30 is my favourite and i grew up on that...

Number 30 is my favourite and i grew up on that street. I know the woman on the left personally! :) Love the series so far.
I took a trip for 12 days back to Hanoi last month. I would like to share...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-09-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,030
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I was in similar shoe wanted the nokton for the...

I was in similar shoe wanted the nokton for the rendering and low light situation. I gave it a try for more than a year along my cron. the quality is there i have made some memorable images with it....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2014
Replies: 361
Views: 115,961
Posted By tuanvinh2000
haha great story! must be a fun exercise every...

haha great story! must be a fun exercise every morning to decide which 35 to use today.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-15-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 4,764
Posted By tuanvinh2000
im sure there are no wrong choices here. M2 + 35...

im sure there are no wrong choices here. M2 + 35 or CL + 40. I wont go with M2+40 due to inaccuracy in framelines (even though we all know the M finder isn't that accurate from the start but i still...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-14-2014
Replies: 1,184
Views: 334,633
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Cambridge...

Cambridge UK

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2014
Replies: 361
Views: 115,961
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Welcome back to the 35mm camp! i'm sure one day...

Welcome back to the 35mm camp! i'm sure one day you will return as well to the 21mm camp. hehe love seeing nyc through your eyes/photos.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-02-2014
Replies: 542
Views: 137,156
Posted By tuanvinh2000
when the focus is on, the rollei 35s delivers....

when the focus is on, the rollei 35s delivers.

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Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-27-2014
Replies: 542
Views: 137,156
Posted By tuanvinh2000
You really got this down Lynn, regardless of the...

You really got this down Lynn, regardless of the camera you use. almost like a painting.



I have a love-hate relationship with mine since i missed shots i really like due to guess focusing but i...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-26-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,232
Posted By tuanvinh2000
resolution matters less to me as an user, however...

resolution matters less to me as an user, however the usability matters more (i have a preference for RF than autofocus cameras for example). 12mp and up are generally good enough for my use....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-24-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,203
Posted By tuanvinh2000
recently i replace my scratched up mx-evs with...

recently i replace my scratched up mx-evs with another mx-evs with perfect glass and what's a difference it has made into the contrast shooting wide open (i wasn't very satisfied with the previous...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-21-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 9,582
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I would keep the zeiss if you want to have only...

I would keep the zeiss if you want to have only one lens. Or two then sell the zeiss and have one fast and one slow pair both with more characters. :) im in a similar shoe with the cron 35 and nokton...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-21-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 6,636
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Sound like you want an M6, same price point and...

Sound like you want an M6, same price point and very reliable, and can found in better conditions than the older meterless bodies. i'm happiest with an M6.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,725
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Congrats. I enjoy all of your blurb books Dan.

Congrats. I enjoy all of your blurb books Dan.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-19-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 18,858
Posted By tuanvinh2000
That would be killer Keith. The base length is a...

That would be killer Keith. The base length is a tad short for focusing anything fast (f1.4 for 35/50). But i would still be happy with what existed and add a new sensor. :D cant ask for too much....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-18-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 18,858
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I think Stephen mentioned 5 millions USDs and...

I think Stephen mentioned 5 millions USDs and with a few thousands sign up for it at 2k/3k each camera it can make it financially possible. I'll be in for sure, miss mine after switch to a gxr ricoh....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2014
Replies: 1,184
Views: 334,633
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Beautiful captures from William! I'm going to...

Beautiful captures from William! I'm going to Asia (Vietnam) next month and will bring the 35 cron with me and arista premium loaded.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Hey BJ, I'm prob free on sunday if you want to...

Hey BJ,
I'm prob free on sunday if you want to meet up and try on my M6 :) thats odd if it turns but doesn't click in. I used to own a lux pre asph too, but sold it off since i prefer the small size...
Forum: Travel 03-03-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 6,138
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Anyone free on 22/3 for a meetup? may be check...

Anyone free on 22/3 for a meetup? may be check out some local events? (not sure what's on but cambridge has quite a lot of events isn't it?).
I have a day free and will walk around shooting.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,773
Posted By tuanvinh2000
as others stated, love the blend of grain and...

as others stated, love the blend of grain and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 7,318
Posted By tuanvinh2000
a plaubel makina if its me portable with...

a plaubel makina if its me portable with beautiful rendering and not too expensive buying used. for now my rolleiflex mx evs will serve that need. it takes beautiful photos just a little slow(er) in...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-23-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 17,001
Posted By tuanvinh2000
A Rollei 35 is the fully manual no battery camera...

A Rollei 35 is the fully manual no battery camera if thats what you look for. I always wonder about the contax t2 af and shutter delay though. i tried one of my friends and its very responsive (or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2014
Replies: 4,566
Views: 1,302,155
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I dont do posed portraits often but only for one...

I dont do posed portraits often but only for one person :)

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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-15-2014
Replies: 839
Views: 326,951
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Jesus Green Park, Cambridge...

Jesus Green Park, Cambridge UK

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Forum: Travel 02-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,012
Posted By tuanvinh2000
If you have time this might worth a...

If you have time this might worth a visit:
http://tppg.jp/exhibitions/2014/manuelvandyck.html
Shinya Arimoto is one of my favourite contemporary photographers and he has exhibitions there from time...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-14-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3,791
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I use the F803. i think it will fit your setup....

I use the F803. i think it will fit your setup. The only downside is not too much padding (or no padding at all). I added some to the bottom but doesn't care about the size. I can fit two Ms and a...
Forum: Travel 02-12-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 6,138
Posted By tuanvinh2000
i didn't know it's an actual technique till Steve...

i didn't know it's an actual technique till Steve pointed out. Sorry for my ignorance. I measured for the brightest part and expose for it and let the rest falls into darkness to highlight the...
Forum: Travel 02-12-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 6,138
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Very nice tone from iso 100. That tessar is...

Very nice tone from iso 100. That tessar is plenty of sharp and good exposure on the windows photo too! it was a very nice day (compared to this week of constant rain).
Hope we can do it again soon!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2014
Replies: 1,184
Views: 334,633
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I saw one guy with a film leica and a fuji x100...

I saw one guy with a film leica and a fuji x100 (not 100% sure) but i was chasing some photos so didnt say hi. I was there quite late though when the parade ended.
I live in Cambridge but come to...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-12-2014
Replies: 542
Views: 137,156
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Daido/Klein exhibition. Went to Martin Parr and...

Daido/Klein exhibition. Went to Martin Parr and Tony Ray J in December last year also awesome!
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-12-2014
Replies: 542
Views: 137,156
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Hey Fabio, I missed the Daido show by 1 day last...

Hey Fabio, I missed the Daido show by 1 day last year :( bad planning.
I have the 35s in my pocket most of the time, such a tiny and powerful...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2014
Replies: 1,184
Views: 334,633
Posted By tuanvinh2000
The paper dragon, Chinatown London 35 cron...

The paper dragon, Chinatown London
35 cron asph.

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Forum: Travel 02-12-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 6,138
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Some quick scans (a bit dusty since i just moved...

Some quick scans (a bit dusty since i just moved in the house):

Over the bridge (on my 2nd walk pass it with Adrian)

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The...
Forum: Travel 02-11-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 6,138
Posted By tuanvinh2000
Got my film developed yesterday but no internet...

Got my film developed yesterday but no internet at the new house to upload the photos!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,954
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I think M9/M240 would fall into the "familiarity"...

I think M9/M240 would fall into the "familiarity" zone for M users but i never own one so it might be just my imaginations. But that's where i would move if i go any further in digital realms. For...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-07-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 7,727
Posted By tuanvinh2000
photographs record the moments of times in my...

photographs record the moments of times in my life as a sort of diary so even though they dont make sense to others, they hold important values to me. And while doing it, like writing, i try to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,954
Posted By tuanvinh2000
I just think trying out new camers due to...

I just think trying out new camers due to curiosity really kills the outputs which i like more than toying with settings. :) What i visualize, i want it exactly in my photos. And thats where...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,954
Posted By tuanvinh2000
The importance of knowing your equipment

Just want to share something i have come to conclusion recently on really knowing your cameras inside out.
In the past year, twice i have tried to get to know some other gears I have in my random...
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