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Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-19-2018
Replies: 362
Views: 100,249
Posted By benji77
Hi Peter The image of Lyngen should be printed...

Hi Peter

The image of Lyngen should be printed and admired. While I think the Monochrom will be nice to have, it is a little expensive for a digital camera that can only shoot in monochrome. I agree...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-18-2018
Replies: 362
Views: 100,249
Posted By benji77
Its been a long long while since I last shot...

Its been a long long while since I last shot anything. Images from my trip to China back in 2017.
This trip was memorable for my GF670, as we were thrown off our horse during the horseback ride up...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-18-2018
Replies: 362
Views: 100,249
Posted By benji77
Hey Peter! I am glad you are still banging off...

Hey Peter! I am glad you are still banging off rolls in the GF as the last time I heard you wanted to let it go....
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-27-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,036
Posted By benji77
I too use the Konica Flash where after almost 5...

I too use the Konica Flash where after almost 5 years of owning it, I still have no idea how to control it well. Each time i use it, i just switch the flash to Auto, F5,6 or 8, and let it go. opening...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-20-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By benji77
Received my replacement mirror from Martin (eBay)...

Received my replacement mirror from Martin (eBay) and upgraded screen from Richard Oleson, where I should be sending them off to a local technician for a full CLA and upgrade :)

Will update here...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-23-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By benji77
Wow, awesome tips here. Once I finish this roll...

Wow, awesome tips here. Once I finish this roll inside the camera, I would send this in for a CLA. If my local guys can do the swop for me, great. Else its DIY time!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-19-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By benji77
Thank you for the tips guys. I might just try...

Thank you for the tips guys.

I might just try this at home! LOL. I don't think i would know how to adjust a new mirror for the camera, but after a Youtube clip where someone changed the screen, I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-19-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By benji77
Oh, I never thought that the mirror could be the...

Oh, I never thought that the mirror could be the cause of the poor clarity too. The current screen would need a massive CLA, and with that I thought I would might as well go with the screen upgrade....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-19-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By benji77
Yashica Mat 124- Trick it out with RZ67 screen?

I have been contemplating to swop out the original Yashica Mat's screen for a RB/RZ67 screen for sometime, and I think I will do it this year!

Would anybody be able to share if this is feasible and...
Forum: Travel 04-16-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By benji77
In Singapore, you have Ruby Photo, Konota. Both...

In Singapore, you have Ruby Photo, Konota. Both are a stones throw from City Hall MRT (train station). Prices for Kodak's Portra start from about S$12/roll (120mm) if I am not wrong. We mainly have...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-01-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 265,220
Posted By benji77
Arghh! I missed this round!

Arghh! I missed this round!
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-10-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,150
Posted By benji77
Faulty GRD4 sensor?

I love my GRD4, so when I saw results after a recent download, I was heartbroken. Has anyone experienced this before? The edges of the image are all fuzzy, and it appears on the display as well....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,278
Posted By benji77
I love Legacy 100 where I have a last 100ft roll...

I love Legacy 100 where I have a last 100ft roll in my fridge...:(
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-26-2016
Replies: 193
Views: 38,850
Posted By benji77
Greed has a price. This lens has a nice...

Greed has a price. This lens has a nice character....

Tri-X rated 1600
http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v134/p250710618-4.jpg

FujiColor 100
http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v29/p404226416-4.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-26-2016
Replies: 182
Views: 35,375
Posted By benji77
I have not been shooting much, and each time I...

I have not been shooting much, and each time I use this lens, it justifies why I simply had to buy it.

Expired Provia 100F...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-26-2016
Replies: 362
Views: 100,249
Posted By benji77
GF670, Provia 100F (Expired...

GF670, Provia 100F (Expired 2014)

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v175/p121793322-4.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-13-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,580
Posted By benji77
I had so much fun with my GXR that I bought a 2nd...

I had so much fun with my GXR that I bought a 2nd unit with the 50mm. Unfortunately, this 50mm died on me about 3 weeks ago for no apparent reason. I am hoping to find someone to get it back to...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-01-2016
Replies: 362
Views: 100,249
Posted By benji77
Lovely lovely lighting on your Gramps image...

Lovely lovely lighting on your Gramps image Hogarth.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-24-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By benji77
I jotted them down, and my word, I have 10...

I jotted them down, and my word, I have 10 types!

Ilford
Delta 100 (both)
Delta 400 (both)
FP4 (both)
PanF 50

Kodak
Tri-X (both)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-13-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 7,539
Posted By benji77
I'm in for my 2nd Print Swap!

I'm in for my 2nd Print Swap!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-29-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,605
Posted By benji77
I have not personally done it, but a buddy of...

I have not personally done it, but a buddy of mine had done some with pretty decent prints on Ilford's RC. Development times take much, much longer, at approximately 90 secs or longer at F4.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-26-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,821
Posted By benji77
This is nice work, thank you for sharing. I...

This is nice work, thank you for sharing. I particularly enjoy the various emotions through their expressions in each scene.
Forum: Travel 06-22-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,630
Posted By benji77
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Travel 06-22-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,630
Posted By benji77
I was there back in July 2014. The light in the...

I was there back in July 2014.
The light in the mountains are amazing. The city was hot, and people not very used to cameras.
Delta 100, Acros 100, Provia & Ektachrome 100 were choice of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-20-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,294
Posted By benji77
I use the RZ67 with the 110/2.8 (kit lens) for...

I use the RZ67 with the 110/2.8 (kit lens) for street and travel. Though it is clunky, the image quality is really nice and more than makes up for it. I agree that to buy this just prior to a trip...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-19-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,431
Posted By benji77
Great! Two down, 44 to go ;)

Great! Two down, 44 to go ;)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-18-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,431
Posted By benji77
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-17-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,925
Posted By benji77
This thread makes me feel better as I don't feel...

This thread makes me feel better as I don't feel like I'm the only one using a RZ670 shooting street. I too found the idea of being 'totally conspicuous' more suitable than trying to 'disappear'. I...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-17-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,431
Posted By benji77
I hope someone starts receiving my card soon and...

I hope someone starts receiving my card soon and not have them stuck at some post office :(
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-14-2016
Replies: 182
Views: 35,375
Posted By benji77
Acros 100, DDX, Fremantle Prison,...

Acros 100, DDX, Fremantle Prison, Perth.
http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v174/p1951028738-4.jpg

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v135/p1910738055-4.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-14-2016
Replies: 654
Views: 152,023
Posted By benji77
Acros 100, DDX, Busselton, Perth, Australia. ...

Acros 100, DDX, Busselton, Perth, Australia.
http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v96/p1886505931-3.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-14-2016
Replies: 362
Views: 100,249
Posted By benji77
GF670, Fuji Acros, DDX. Perth,...

GF670, Fuji Acros, DDX. Perth, Australia

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v152/p1929876900-4.jpg

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v47/p1960401137-4.jpg

Portra...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-13-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,431
Posted By benji77
No problem at all Bojan!

No problem at all Bojan!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-13-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,431
Posted By benji77
I finally had some free time to sit and really...

I finally had some free time to sit and really 'soak up the cards', and its amazing how these images feel in the hands rather than on screen. I'd like to share some of my favourite ones [so far], and...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-09-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,667
Posted By benji77
If you don't mind "old technology", the GXR with...

If you don't mind "old technology", the GXR with 50mm Macro module is a stunning set up for its price.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-08-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,431
Posted By benji77
As I wrote the cards yesterday, I realized that...

As I wrote the cards yesterday, I realized that the card to Canada was to Alberta where the fire is raging. I hope things get better over there!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-04-2016
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By benji77
Finally back to the Darkroom after about 2 months...

Finally back to the Darkroom after about 2 months away. This time was to complete 50pc of 5x7 FibreBase prints for the RFF #7 postcard...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-04-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,431
Posted By benji77
I am very late, and promise to have them out by...

I am very late, and promise to have them out by Sunday! Managed to hit the darkroom yesterday...so half my battle is won...

*Edit 8 May *
Cards have been mailed out!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 11,674
Posted By benji77
Bonded :) Konica Hexar AF Mamiya RZ67...

Bonded :)
Konica Hexar AF
Mamiya RZ67 Pro
Fujifilm GF670
Ricoh GRD4
Nikon D3s

Failed to bond :(
Fujifilm Klasse W
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-21-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,431
Posted By benji77
I apologize for my lateness guys. I just returned...

I apologize for my lateness guys. I just returned from a trip, and my local store is still sold out on the Ilford papers. Will hope to send out my prints 1st week of May.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-01-2016
Replies: 412
Views: 118,216
Posted By benji77
Kuuan I admire the intimacy you created in the...

Kuuan
I admire the intimacy you created in the shot featuring the rice farmers and police officers. Great work!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-30-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,906
Posted By benji77
Yeah after I did this to one piece, I found a...

Yeah after I did this to one piece, I found a trick to escape from it. Use a lightly wet fingertip, and rub along the edge of the paper. the sticky side is the emulsion :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,717
Posted By benji77
He is based in Singapore, and has a knack of...

He is based in Singapore, and has a knack of taking his sweet time. And I mean SWEET TIME.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 5,419
Posted By benji77
I have the F100, where prior to that I had the...

I have the F100, where prior to that I had the FM2, F3HP. Both (FM2 & F3HP) have given way to an M2 & M3, but the F100 has stood its ground.

The viewfinder of the F100 is bright. The focusing is...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,845
Posted By benji77
Its mandatory for me to have some background...

Its mandatory for me to have some background music (radio, jazz, rock), it enhances the chill session!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-05-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 5,308
Posted By benji77
I didn't want to create another thread, so I...

I didn't want to create another thread, so I shall just tap onto this....

Browsing the Contax G thread on the images, I am smitten by the 35/2 and 45/2. I don't know why, but I am drawn to the idea...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-04-2016
Replies: 364
Views: 98,017
Posted By benji77
I have too many film cameras, and I cannot...

I have too many film cameras, and I cannot justify a G2 or G1 with....2 lens....

Oh my, I should not have visited this thread.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-04-2016
Replies: 364
Views: 98,017
Posted By benji77
This thread makes me want to own a G2 just for...

This thread makes me want to own a G2 just for the Zeiss 35/2 and 45/2!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-02-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,490
Posted By benji77
Wow thank you guys for the sharing. I am hoping...

Wow thank you guys for the sharing.

I am hoping to use my Nikon 105/2.8 (micro), 50/1.2AIS, 180/2.8 AFD on the GXR. In addition, I also have the Nikon BR2 Reverse Mount adaptor, that will allow me...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-02-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,490
Posted By benji77
I am actually very greedy, as I already own the...

I am actually very greedy, as I already own the 50/2.5 Macro, 28/2.5 and the M mount.

With my intent to add the M to F adapter, I am hoping to expand the use of my Nikon lens and GXR set-up. The...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-01-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,490
Posted By benji77
Ricoh GXR M-Mount with Nikon F-Mount Adaptor?

Hi all

I have been considering to use my current M Mount module (GXR) with an adaptor to use my Nikon F Mount lens. Would anyone like to share their experience and feedback on this set up?

The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,793
Posted By benji77
I feel the image you first posted was...

I feel the image you first posted was underexposed. How did the other images turn out? If 50% or more of the roll looks the same (as the first image), then maybe the development was not done right....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-29-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,011
Posted By benji77
I bought mine from JCH about 2 years ago I think....

I bought mine from JCH about 2 years ago I think.

According to him, it was a set that had the cloth (sorry I forgot the actual name) refurbished, and a dust mark in the lens, with some paint fall...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-29-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,431
Posted By benji77
I'm in for #7!

I'm in for #7!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2016
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,768
Posted By benji77
A second GXR, this time with the A12 50mm...

A second GXR, this time with the A12 50mm Macro....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-26-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,879
Posted By benji77
I hope you are joking!

I hope you are joking!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-25-2016
Replies: 362
Views: 100,249
Posted By benji77
Acros 100 |...

Acros 100 | DDX
http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v153/p1605937935-4.jpg

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v10/p1605936856-4.jpg
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-25-2016
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
This is a great little project that I am happy to...

This is a great little project that I am happy to take part again!
This was my submitted image, though it should be cropped to the regular 3X2 format.

I don't think I have the full set of cards...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-25-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 8,366
Posted By benji77
I took the risk and upgraded it, and the only...

I took the risk and upgraded it, and the only thing sucky so far is the fact that it simply refuses to detect my DVD drive. I cannot 'burn' files for clients etc. LR5, iPhone works, iTunes had to...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-17-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,164
Posted By benji77
Oh! I've had this issue on a few rolls, and I...

Oh! I've had this issue on a few rolls, and I told myself "how silly can I be to shoot with the cap on after all this years!".

This is a stunning camera that made me love the focal length of 35mm. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2016
Replies: 461
Views: 94,737
Posted By benji77
Summaron 2.8 / Acros /...

Summaron 2.8 / Acros / DDX
http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v175/p1605933083-4.jpg

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v46/p1605931550-4.jpg

I'm not certain if this was on the Summaron or the Zeiss...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-09-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 2,958
Posted By benji77
I have the GF670 for about 1.5 years now, and its...

I have the GF670 for about 1.5 years now, and its a stunning camera.

Before I bought this, a few other cameras were shortlisted based on 6x7 format as well as price. The Mamiya 7 & 7ii were one of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,911
Posted By benji77
I love bulk loading, and I usually do it with a...

I love bulk loading, and I usually do it with a larger or a whiskey in hand :)

I reuse the canisters, and to make it easier to remove the sticky tape, I cut them with a pair of scissors, and not the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 4,175
Posted By benji77
Leica M2 + Summaron 2.8 + 25/2.8ZM, Fuji GF670,...

Leica M2 + Summaron 2.8 + 25/2.8ZM, Fuji GF670, Ricoh GXR with the 28mm or a Ricoh GRD4 :)

And we all kid ourselves that we want to travel light (camera gear that is)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-09-2015
Replies: 362
Views: 100,249
Posted By benji77
Fuji Acros 100 /...

Fuji Acros 100 / DDX

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v116/p1605937129-4.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-09-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,462
Posted By benji77
It is 58mm, I screw in a Yellow directly, though...

It is 58mm, I screw in a Yellow directly, though the hood is a better idea as its quicker. The hood would cost more (double at least) than the filter though...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-08-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,630
Posted By benji77
Nope I dont want to fall into the trap of testing...

Nope I dont want to fall into the trap of testing them just yet....the moment you test them...your hands get much more itchy and out comes your wallet.

Cafe Creme really reminds me of the coffee...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-08-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,630
Posted By benji77
This endless lust is horrible. I fell for the...

This endless lust is horrible.

I fell for the Monteverde Fuji, and now have my eyes on a Pelikan M200, but hopefully I hold out for a few more months.

After some reading, it seems that I have dug...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-08-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,630
Posted By benji77
Google is terrible. I found the Monteverde...

Google is terrible.

I found the Monteverde Mount Fuji (coz someone posted that lovely tiger design one for like AUD$25???!!! and I got intrigued...damn...I think I will need two more fountain...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-08-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,630
Posted By benji77
Oh my word. I finally found this thread after I...

Oh my word.

I finally found this thread after I bought myself my first fountain pen on 20 Oct, the Faber Castell Ambition in black classic resin. It was a spur of the moment purchase, as I was...
Forum: Travel 11-05-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,186
Posted By benji77
I wanted to visit Hue during this trip, but did...

I wanted to visit Hue during this trip, but did not have sufficient time. Besides I also heard that they usually have floods during this period.



Haha! That is quite true. The hats are perfect for...
Forum: Travel 11-04-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,186
Posted By benji77
Thank you everyone for the kind words. Yes I...

Thank you everyone for the kind words.



Yes I have been to Saigon too, and though the bustle in the street is with the same energy, the people tend to be more 'upfront' or some would say 'more...
Forum: Travel 11-04-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,186
Posted By benji77
Many times we forget how fortunate we are to be...

Many times we forget how fortunate we are to be able to sip a coffee/tea and read our daily papers at the comfort of our living room or balcony....
Forum: Travel 11-04-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,186
Posted By benji77
http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v155/p1605931095-...

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v155/p1605931095-4.jpg

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v46/p1605931550-4.jpg

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v18/p1605932047-4.jpg
Forum: Travel 11-02-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,186
Posted By benji77
Hi Huyvuvn :) I am a true blue tourist who spent...

Hi Huyvuvn

:) I am a true blue tourist who spent 7 days in your lovely country. This was my second trip to Hanoi, and 4th trip to Vietnam over the past 5-7 years.

The energy of the country is...
Forum: Travel 11-02-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,186
Posted By benji77
Thank you Keith!

Thank you Keith!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2015
Replies: 756
Views: 111,639
Posted By benji77
Oops, I should not have created my own thread for...

Oops, I should not have created my own thread for Hanoi, so I shall just continue the images here :)

Man exercising early morning about 6am, Hanoi...
Forum: Travel 11-01-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,186
Posted By benji77
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hi all

Sharing a few images from my recent trip to Hanoi, Vietnam (20 - 27 Oct). The weather now is warm (24-31'C), but dry and with some breeze. The Vietnamese claim its the best time of the year...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-17-2015
Replies: 362
Views: 100,249
Posted By benji77
I have not been photographing for quite awhile,...

I have not been photographing for quite awhile, and I finally have a roll through this fantastic camera...
Nothing to shout about, but its great to be back hearing the soft...
Forum: Travel 10-17-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,267
Posted By benji77
You must have experienced the same warmth and...

You must have experienced the same warmth and hospitality that I encountered during my trip back in 2012. Despite their poor economic status, governance and overall stability, their people are really...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-07-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 11,265
Posted By benji77
I much prefer the canvas. I have 4 Billingham's,...

I much prefer the canvas. I have 4 Billingham's, of which only one is the fybernyte (F1.4/Tan). It lost its colour in about a year. while my other black/canvas are still going strong. The canvas ages...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,444
Posted By benji77
Godfrey, how did you manage to fit the D750...

Godfrey, how did you manage to fit the D750 mounted with a 50 (possible), and yet add the 180? I have the 180, but would never think that it would fit my 5XB!
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,444
Posted By benji77
Check out the Domke J3, which has full hook and...

Check out the Domke J3, which has full hook and loop tape in the main compartment, allowing you to custom your layout. The side pockets have removable inserts that allow you more space, but would...
Forum: Travel 09-29-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,237
Posted By benji77
I do not bring the paper boxes or canisters on...

I do not bring the paper boxes or canisters on trips as they take up space and do add weight. This can be significant if you really like to travel light and without the extra 'things' that you have...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-02-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,081
Posted By benji77
Take the Bessa 670 + Delta 100 + Delta 400.

Take the Bessa 670 + Delta 100 + Delta 400.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-26-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 35,067
Posted By benji77
I love this camera.... GXR 28mm...

I love this camera....

GXR 28mm Module.

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v156/p1352243223-5.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-26-2015
Replies: 362
Views: 100,249
Posted By benji77
TriX rated 3200 with the...

TriX rated 3200 with the GF670

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v48/p1352243840-4.jpg
Forum: Olympus RF 07-26-2015
Replies: 137
Views: 27,895
Posted By benji77
Its been a long time since I last shot... 35RC...

Its been a long time since I last shot...

35RC with Presto 100 film | DDXhttp://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v20/p1352243777-3.jpg
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-18-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
Greetings from Singapore :) Vasilis, I received...

Greetings from Singapore :)

Vasilis, I received your card yesterday (at Singapore).
Bojan, I have the cards from 'your kids' too, please tell them they have a wonderful eye and to keep up the good...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-16-2015
Replies: 309
Views: 100,718
Posted By benji77
I love this image! Not only does it bring out the...

I love this image! Not only does it bring out the character of the Ricoh, it shows off the bored feelings of the cat.

You would have to print this!
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-30-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 7,035
Posted By benji77
I have owned the Hexar AF for about 1.5years, and...

I have owned the Hexar AF for about 1.5years, and it competes to be in the bag most of the time amongst my 35mm cameras. It beats the Nikon F100 with my Nikon AF 35/2, the M2 with Summaron 2.8.

Its...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-15-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
Thank you, I am glad you like it. Fibre paper! I...

Thank you, I am glad you like it.
Fibre paper! I loveeeeee! Lol!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-15-2015
Replies: 412
Views: 118,216
Posted By benji77
Scope, this is an absolutely superb shot with a...

Scope, this is an absolutely superb shot with a 15mm (becomes 23mm)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-14-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
I am going to do this yearly as it is absolutely...

I am going to do this yearly as it is absolutely fun and invigorating. I hope it spurs me on to get better shots as well. 8 cards and counting....

Now I am considering how I shall store/display the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-07-2015
Replies: 412
Views: 118,216
Posted By benji77
GXR + Zeiss ZM Sonnar...

GXR + Zeiss ZM Sonnar 1.5

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v152/p1162777173-4.jpg
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-07-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
Yipee! Four high quality, distinctive cards with...

Yipee! Four high quality, distinctive cards with lovely stamps arrived today!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-05-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
Lol. This is funny.

Lol. This is funny.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-01-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,309
Posted By benji77
I did not follow the situation in Baltimore till...

I did not follow the situation in Baltimore till I pounced upon this thread highlighting Devin Allen's work. In an article...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-30-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,309
Posted By benji77
This is really nice. If he has these on film, it...

This is really nice. If he has these on film, it will make for a good record of history. Not that the situation is good though. I hope it quells soon. I come from a city with almost no social unrest,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,186
Posted By benji77
Buy first, talk later :)

Buy first, talk later :)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-29-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
Hi Ben Thank you for the sample card, I have...

Hi Ben

Thank you for the sample card, I have received it safe and sound this morning, and I must say this size is just right!
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-26-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,357
Posted By benji77
This is an interesting topic that I have been...

This is an interesting topic that I have been grappling to do better at as well.
I believe its a combination of how the shooter is feeling, and the overall vibe they get from the subject and...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-26-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
39 cards from me are on their way!

39 cards from me are on their way!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-25-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,971
Posted By benji77
I use my M3 with the ZM25/2.8 and the Zeiss...

I use my M3 with the ZM25/2.8 and the Zeiss 25/28mm Viewfinder. The option is to shoot your 28 blind, and on the fly without a viewfinder. I do this when I am lazy to have the VF on the camera. It is...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-24-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
Hi Ben I exposed a set of 6-8 cards, and...

Hi Ben
I exposed a set of 6-8 cards, and developed them as a set till i finished all 39pcs. To play it safe, I made sure all the prints did not overlap in the tray.

I used white glue for the white...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,832
Posted By benji77
I'd vote to keep the Summaron (coz I have one and...

I'd vote to keep the Summaron (coz I have one and it rocks).
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-21-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
Japan Post sure is strict eh! Sure thing! I'll...

Japan Post sure is strict eh!
Sure thing! I'll update you when I recieve the card. Thanks Ben!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-20-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
I don't know who would turn down such an offer...

I don't know who would turn down such an offer :). 5x7 is actually a better size, unfortunately 5x7 paper were sold out at my local shop.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-19-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
I printed via Ilford's 3.5 x 5.5 inch RC paper....

I printed via Ilford's 3.5 x 5.5 inch RC paper. To avoid the smudging, I bought Bestform's 6" x 4" Plain White cards (those that we use for presentations/emcee notes etc) to be pasted on the back of...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-18-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By benji77
Simple yet stunning images.

Simple yet stunning images.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-17-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
I thought I passed the most difficult hurdle of...

I thought I passed the most difficult hurdle of selecting and darkroom printing the shot...but now I go into the stage of sticking the RC paper with a white card. This is more complicated that I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2015
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,960
Posted By benji77
http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v164/p813322895-5...

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v164/p813322895-5.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 4,607
Posted By benji77
I have both the CV 35 1.4SC (bought this first),...

I have both the CV 35 1.4SC (bought this first), Summaron 2.8 (3rd) and the Hexar AF.

If I had to choose amongst the lot above, I'd choose the Summaron followed by the Hexar. Even for low light,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-03-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,396
Posted By benji77
Bags.....one is never enough :) Domke F6!

Bags.....one is never enough :)

Domke F6!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-02-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By benji77
Great work bringing back those memories!

Great work bringing back those memories!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-28-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
Just a note on using RC paper as a postcard as I...

Just a note on using RC paper as a postcard as I tested a 4R copy in my local mail.

The ink from the postal services (that stamp the postage stamp) smudges on the RC. There is also a bar code...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-17-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
Oh, I never did print this small before, so it...

Oh, I never did print this small before, so it should be the 50mm for this.



Best to use a felt tip, maybe a Sakura 0.8/0.9 or maybe even a magic marker.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-16-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
Thank you Rob. I bought a 100pc pack of RC...

Thank you Rob.

I bought a 100pc pack of RC sized at 3 1/4 X 5. The small size should work as compared to the 5X7 (which is too large according to US Postal requirements).

I may retrofit another...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-16-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
Sorry to talk about printing specifics, but I...

Sorry to talk about printing specifics, but I just found out that my local shop does not have the fibre-based Ilford's at 3x7 sizes. I only have RC in that (postcard size).

Anyone has sent RC paper...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-12-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
Ilford's Fibre Base 4R should fit. I have to...

Ilford's Fibre Base 4R should fit. I have to check on Ilford's size.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-12-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
Same here, I too will be wet printing them on 4R...

Same here, I too will be wet printing them on 4R Ilford's. I think it should not be a problem posting them as post cards.
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-11-2015
Replies: 95
Views: 47,515
Posted By benji77
Wow, that is a ton of homework in the first post....

Wow, that is a ton of homework in the first post. Great work.

I speak from a layman point of view, where I think for "regular joe's", printing from these digital files will not yield much...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-11-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 35,891
Posted By benji77
This will be my first post-card project! I am in!

This will be my first post-card project! I am in!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-10-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 19,607
Posted By benji77
This first shot should have been TriX @ 3200....

This first shot should have been TriX @ 3200. Second shot at 1600....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 6,750
Posted By benji77
The summaron is superb. I have it, together with...

The summaron is superb. I have it, together with the CV 35/1.4, and most of the time, even when I shoot late in the night, the Summaron is chosen.

If you really want something fast, I recommend you...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-02-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,821
Posted By benji77
Sorry to hear about your predicament. I have...

Sorry to hear about your predicament.

I have the 35RC, and it randomly gives me 'tearing' issues once in a while. I simply ignore it, load and shoot. It usually 'tears' and stiffens up during the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-02-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,150
Posted By benji77
Some really good tips mentioned here, especially...

Some really good tips mentioned here, especially the comment about managing their expectations.

On the technical front, I'd recommend that the X100 be your main camera. This is due to the AF....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-27-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,693
Posted By benji77
I carry quite a bit of extra stuff while I shoot,...

I carry quite a bit of extra stuff while I shoot, especially during travels. Stuff like sunglasses, sunblock, insect repellant, water bottle. These little stuff actually take up lots of valuable...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 924
Posted By benji77
Smile FP4 rated at 3200!

I accidentally rated half of my 35mm format Ilford FP4 at 3200, and the results stunned me. Some of the images are actually useable!

Please pardon the dust and water marks. Scanned via Epson V600 at...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-27-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,693
Posted By benji77
How about the F5XB?

How about the F5XB?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-27-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,693
Posted By benji77
I personally feel the F2 would be too big. The...

I personally feel the F2 would be too big.

The best balance in your case would be the F6 or F3x.

The F6 has a nice front pocket that will fit the M2 & 35/1.4 mounted even. A good pocket to store...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-26-2015
Replies: 467
Views: 111,112
Posted By benji77
http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v149/p225788333-4...

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v149/p225788333-4.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-26-2015
Replies: 362
Views: 100,249
Posted By benji77
HP5 @ 1600 |...

HP5 @ 1600 | DDX

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v187/p88730677-4.jpg

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v186/p465703782-4.jpg
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-15-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 11,834
Posted By benji77
I did not have a good experience with...

I did not have a good experience with Cameraleather too about one year ago, and I posted it somewhere in this forum too.

Those who shared (their bad experience here) all speak about the same topic...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-15-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 19,607
Posted By benji77
http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v107/p134580443-...

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v107/p134580443-3.jpg

Hexar AF + Kodak Hawkeye Surveillance Colour Film + Flash (both shots)

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v161/p50205858-3.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-15-2015
Replies: 412
Views: 118,216
Posted By benji77
http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v144/p329840823-3...

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v144/p329840823-3.jpg

GXR + CV 35/1.4 SC
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-13-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 35,067
Posted By benji77
I have succumbed. My first outing with the 28mm...

I have succumbed.

My first outing with the 28mm 2.5.

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v158/p1038652676-3.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-13-2015
Replies: 412
Views: 118,216
Posted By benji77
GXR + Zeiss 50mm...

GXR + Zeiss 50mm Sonnar

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v178/p889834987-4.jpg

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v165/p811775551-4.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,753
Posted By benji77
Keep it! I sold mine in favour of the Zeiss...

Keep it!
I sold mine in favour of the Zeiss Sonnar's bokeh. The LTM Nokton is excellent at that value, and a little distortion is negligible.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-22-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 11,834
Posted By benji77
I too had a unpleasant experience with...

I too had a unpleasant experience with Cameraleather. There was no reply after I confirmed the purchase. I gave him some lead time before I started the refund process. During that wait, my Aki Asahi...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-20-2015
Replies: 137
Views: 27,895
Posted By benji77
Nice shots guys! I personally just use F8 and...

Nice shots guys!

I personally just use F8 and average the distance based on my eye for Zone Focus. Since the focus is pretty short, its slightly easier.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-18-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 19,607
Posted By benji77
This camera is such a joy to use. All done with...

This camera is such a joy to use. All done with TriX rated at 3200, developed with DDX at 1600, no filter....
Forum: Olympus RF 01-18-2015
Replies: 137
Views: 27,895
Posted By benji77
The 35RC is a great little travel camera,...

The 35RC is a great little travel camera, especially on a cycling trip! All done on Legacy 100 with DDX....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-01-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 7,860
Posted By benji77
I can relate to this topic as I have recently...

I can relate to this topic as I have recently been coming up dry in photographing. What I do is I turn to my GRD4 or my 25mm, and just go about randomly snapping without much thought.

The freedom in...
Forum: Photo Software 12-23-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,109
Posted By benji77
You guys are great. Thank you all for your time...

You guys are great. Thank you all for your time and help, especially a big shout out to bobb**** for helping me via an email conversation, even helping me to check on my NEF file.

Now that you guys...
Forum: Photo Software 12-23-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,109
Posted By benji77
Thank you guys. After a harrowing day (14hr?)...

Thank you guys.

After a harrowing day (14hr?) in front of the desk, I finally managed to edit about 80 images via LR5.7, add another 2hr of exporting them as JPEGs, it worked! But I had 2 images...
Forum: Photo Software 12-22-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,109
Posted By benji77
Wow, how do you manage to sort your images...

Wow, how do you manage to sort your images manually? It must be taxing. I cannot do without the export function, as I can transfer High resolution and Low resolution files directly to a DVD for the...
Forum: Photo Software 12-22-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,109
Posted By benji77
Guys, thank you very much for bearing with my...

Guys, thank you very much for bearing with my whining.

I finally managed to edit 80 images for the set, BUT, it simply refuses to export via LR. I realised that I would not be able to extract the...
Forum: Photo Software 12-22-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,109
Posted By benji77
I am totally perplexed. I can edit certain...

I am totally perplexed. I can edit certain folders (the latest assignment), but I cant export it.

All images are stored in the same hard disk (F Drive), so where lies the real problem? I have been...
Forum: Photo Software 12-22-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,109
Posted By benji77
Yes I finally tried the Capture NX2, and guess...

Yes I finally tried the Capture NX2, and guess what, it does not work. CaptureNX fails to launch.

I have uninstalled Capture, and opened LR, managed to edit ONE image (from the same folder that I...
Forum: Photo Software 12-22-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,109
Posted By benji77
The problem is compounded where the images I am...

The problem is compounded where the images I am having trouble with begins with earlier sets of from the CF card, and not the most recent batch. These earlier sets have already been deleted from my...
Forum: Photo Software 12-22-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,109
Posted By benji77
The I/O error was from windows. I am trying to...

The I/O error was from windows. I am trying to back up the files from windows to a flash drive, and its taking ages too.
Forum: Photo Software 12-22-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,109
Posted By benji77
OK, i can see JPEG files in the drives, i can...

OK, i can see JPEG files in the drives, i can open them, but when I try NEF files, I get an error message =

Error0x8007045D: the request could not be performed because if an I/O device error.

OH...
Forum: Photo Software 12-22-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,109
Posted By benji77
Oh my, if my hard drive is corrupted, i am so...

Oh my, if my hard drive is corrupted, i am so dead.

I cant open the files with Photoshop. In Windows, I can see the NEF files, but i cant view them. Its looking as though I have a serious hard...
Forum: Photo Software 12-22-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,109
Posted By benji77
Oh really? I didnt know that! If this is the...

Oh really? I didnt know that! If this is the case, I can safely do the reinstallation now.



sorry i dont have the software from the camera anymore (Capture NX by Nikon). Yup, I have 4 CF cards,...
Forum: Photo Software 12-22-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,109
Posted By benji77
I cant seem to open the files with Photoshop too....

I cant seem to open the files with Photoshop too. I have a feeling that this is a Window's issue, where an update was done, and it affects the syncronisation of Windows with LR5.

At this moment, I...
Forum: Photo Software 12-21-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,109
Posted By benji77
My problems just got worst. I cant even Export...

My problems just got worst.

I cant even Export the files (without editing), from the Library!
For the past 6hrs, I have not edited a single image. Waiting for an image to load in the Develop Tab...
Forum: Photo Software 12-21-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,109
Posted By benji77
LR5 Error: "unable to read file"

A quick summary -

I have been having 'unable to read file' errors in my LR5 for a number of months. I have been casting this aside as they happen to be files that I dont really need.

But now that...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-20-2014
Replies: 385
Views: 64,796
Posted By benji77
Personally for me, it is because if the lack of...

Personally for me, it is because if the lack of dependability of the digital M's.
For example, short battery life, *corrosion** of the sensor??, does not work well with some lenses, lack of good...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-30-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,943
Posted By benji77
Yes its a user error during loading of the reel....

Yes its a user error during loading of the reel. I had this twice, and it was a 'p*** off'. It all begins when the tip of the paper reel is not inserted firmly during the first turn.

You will have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 6,075
Posted By benji77
Thank you for sharing your experience. I'd like...

Thank you for sharing your experience.
I'd like to say that you should have faith in your technique and not 2nd guess yourself in such situations. With your experience (20 years you said?), the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-21-2014
Replies: 362
Views: 100,249
Posted By benji77
Osh, that is an absolutely superb shot. You will...

Osh, that is an absolutely superb shot. You will have to print that!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,246
Posted By benji77
After reading the replies, I dont feel so...

After reading the replies, I dont feel so guilty....

I have 35mm (2-M mount), 50mm (1), 25mm (1).
But if I add in the Hexar AF and the Nikon 35AFD, I will have 4pc of 35mm!

Here's the joke - I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-16-2014
Replies: 1,551
Views: 239,332
Posted By benji77
GRD4 http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v146/p115656...

GRD4
http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v146/p115656080-5.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-06-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 19,607
Posted By benji77
I bought the AF through a friend, who...

I bought the AF through a friend, who subsequently hunted one down again after missing it. I highly recommend this camera if you are looking for a quick, convenient and high quality output camera....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-05-2014
Replies: 222
Views: 35,067
Posted By benji77
That image of the tractor makes me rekindle the...

That image of the tractor makes me rekindle the lust for the 28! I only have the M mount-sensor now, so I have been toying with the idea for the 28 as well.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-05-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,826
Posted By benji77
Thanks much for the kind words guys! Yes I am...

Thanks much for the kind words guys! Yes I am back ;)
I had no regrets with the gear I brought. It was a good balance of load & image quality, which is a key factor for me.

Hexar with Portra 160...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-04-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,826
Posted By benji77
Inspired by ktmrider's sharing on his results...

Inspired by ktmrider's sharing on his results from his choice of gear in his trip to Europe, I am sharing my story here as well :)

I ended up with the Fuji GF670 & the Konica Hexar AF. Both never...
Forum: Travel 11-04-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 13,500
Posted By benji77
I look forward to your images ktmrider! I wish I...

I look forward to your images ktmrider! I wish I could travel with the 'less is more' mantra, but it is....difficult!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-29-2014
Replies: 1,551
Views: 239,332
Posted By benji77
http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v105/p795792850-...

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v105/p795792850-5.jpg
GRD4, JPEG B&W High Contrast Mode
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-29-2014
Replies: 362
Views: 100,249
Posted By benji77
This shot really stands out for me from this set....

This shot really stands out for me from this set. It looks like it was shot in the 1960's!
Forum: Other RF 10-29-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,300
Posted By benji77
I will vote for the GF670 too. I own one, and its...

I will vote for the GF670 too. I own one, and its a joy to work with. The viewfinder is clear, the lens is sharp and contrasty. The portability is its strength, as compared to other 67 formats.
Forum: Travel 10-23-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By benji77
Malaysia has great food, a nice quaint feel to...

Malaysia has great food, a nice quaint feel to the outskirt areas and the people are relatively helpful and polite.

While in the city, please exercise caution with your gear, bags (especially...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-22-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,919
Posted By benji77
The Rokkor at half the price of the Sonnar is...

The Rokkor at half the price of the Sonnar is very tempting. I have been browsing images for both these lens, and I feel the Sonnar has a similar draw to my ZM 50/1.5 Sonnar (its a Sonnar, Benji,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-22-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,919
Posted By benji77
I agree wholeheartedly that the portability...

I agree wholeheartedly that the portability (which also includes a meter) of the 35RC is its winning card. I just found out that the Minolta Rokkor 40/2 M-mount is half the price of the Rollei...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-22-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,919
Posted By benji77
Thank you for the replies. The 35RC is a great...

Thank you for the replies.

The 35RC is a great camera for its size, viewfinder and overall function. The copy I have sometimes gives me some fuzzy output, but the field of view from the 42mm is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,919
Posted By benji77
Rollei 40/2.8 Sonnar LTM Vs Summaron 2.8 Vs Olympus 35RC

Apologies if I am posting in the wrong thread, but I don't know where would be an appropriate page.

I current have the Summaron 2.8 M-mount, which is a lovely lens. In addition, I have the Olympus...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-07-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 27,895
Posted By benji77
http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v120/p1038538996-...

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v120/p1038538996-4.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-07-2014
Replies: 182
Views: 35,375
Posted By benji77
Dear 25mm, its been...

Dear 25mm, its been awhile...:)
http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v48/p982117816-4.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-24-2014
Replies: 1,551
Views: 239,332
Posted By benji77
GGRD4, minor JPEG edits via...

GGRD4, minor JPEG edits via LR5http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v169/p453476079-4.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-23-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,786
Posted By benji77
Yeah, that shipping fee sort of defeats the...

Yeah, that shipping fee sort of defeats the purpose.

I wonder if the bag will still function without that leather patch, and if it does, I am sure the weight load capacity would be affected....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By benji77
Some nice shots worthy of 12 X 16 prints in the...

Some nice shots worthy of 12 X 16 prints in the Cuba set Bob!
Forum: Travel 09-19-2014
Replies: 161
Views: 18,210
Posted By benji77
I like the raw, naturalistic 'scrapbook' feel the...

I like the raw, naturalistic 'scrapbook' feel the frames give. It reminds me of the thrill you have while flipping through an old-fashioned book you made when you were a kid.

Oh yes, as I am from...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,786
Posted By benji77
Wow that looks much worst than what you...

Wow that looks much worst than what you described. Are the trimmings equally damaged? I'd guess that the cost to refurbish this might make you consider buying a new bag, especially if you consider...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-16-2014
Replies: 654
Views: 152,023
Posted By benji77
http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v45/p805699682-4....

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v45/p805699682-4.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-16-2014
Replies: 1,551
Views: 239,332
Posted By benji77
GRD4 http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v67/p121768...

GRD4

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v67/p1217689146-4.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-14-2014
Replies: 467
Views: 111,112
Posted By benji77
J.Scooter, the lighting is this is really nice...

J.Scooter, the lighting is this is really nice and soft, adding to the 3D quality. Great shot!





Helen, Its now or never! Go for it!

Edge100, Wow. Another shot with superb use of light!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By benji77
Keep the Zeiss. Buy a M3 for the Summaron :) I...

Keep the Zeiss. Buy a M3 for the Summaron :)

I am in the same situation as you, where I have 2 different 35mm, and I cant bear to sell the Summaron. Its size and rendering makes it a title...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-06-2014
Replies: 362
Views: 100,249
Posted By benji77
Great work on the Voightlander ad Peter. Yes it...

Great work on the Voightlander ad Peter. Yes it was a great decision to have the GF on my trip, together with the Hexar, it was a great set that complimented each other.

And yes, that note about...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,753
Posted By benji77
I use internet radio from the iPhone, mostly...

I use internet radio from the iPhone, mostly being Blues and Rock. :cool:
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-05-2014
Replies: 654
Views: 152,023
Posted By benji77
Thank you Amos!

Thank you Amos!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-05-2014
Replies: 412
Views: 118,216
Posted By benji77
Stunning shots here that have wonderful colours...

Stunning shots here that have wonderful colours and emotions. I need to do more with my...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-03-2014
Replies: 1,551
Views: 239,332
Posted By benji77
The photo of Raleigh playing tug and the...

The photo of Raleigh playing tug and the subsequent photo of the hot dogs on the grill made me smile and feel sad at the same time....:)

GRD4
http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v136/p495204753-4.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-03-2014
Replies: 654
Views: 152,023
Posted By benji77
GXR +...

GXR + Sonnar

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v186/p584441149-5.jpg

http://benaw.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v137/p1034404560-5.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-02-2014
Replies: 362
Views: 100,249
Posted By benji77
Congratulations Peter! Awesome 6 shots, and my...

Congratulations Peter! Awesome 6 shots, and my personal favourite is #2 for its composition. Bravo!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-29-2014
Replies: 362
Views: 100,249
Posted By benji77
Wow the lighting on that shot of the baker is...

Wow the lighting on that shot of the baker is wonderful. Great shot Peter!
Forum: RFF Polls 08-28-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 11,566
Posted By benji77
about 20 rolls. Bulk rolls that is! Yes, I'm mad.

about 20 rolls. Bulk rolls that is!
Yes, I'm mad.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-21-2014
Replies: 362
Views: 100,249
Posted By benji77
Yeah I did consider that too. Just that the cost...

Yeah I did consider that too. Just that the cost of the hood (personally to me) would be better spent on a stack of film :).
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-19-2014
Replies: 467
Views: 111,112
Posted By benji77
Either Velvia or Provia 100F... I find that...

Either Velvia or Provia 100F...
I find that slides are difficult to scan, and I still have yet to learn how to maximize their full potential via flatbed scanning....
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