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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 1,788
Posted By jmilkins
Australia - Riding on the Sheep's Back aka an...

Australia - Riding on the Sheep's Back aka an old shearing shed.
XPAN 45mm

https://live.staticflickr.com/7077/7353089818_f83b8edcb6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ccLvqE)Shearing's done, Mia Mia...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2019
Replies: 580
Views: 85,122
Posted By jmilkins
Rolleiflex 2.8C...

Rolleiflex 2.8C grab

https://live.staticflickr.com/7892/46590092975_2659438314_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dZ1pt6)music (https://flic.kr/p/2dZ1pt6) by john m...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-14-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By jmilkins
Well! They play nicely together! Can see why you...

Well! They play nicely together! Can see why you are happy Mike..
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-11-2019
Replies: 917
Views: 222,686
Posted By jmilkins
Rolleiflex 2.8c Planar Portra...

Rolleiflex 2.8c Planar Portra 400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7918/33571644008_f884205043_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T9Bs9q)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/T9Bs9q) by john m...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-11-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,198
Posted By jmilkins
Raising a camera to you Roger. All sympathy to...

Raising a camera to you Roger.
All sympathy to Frances and family.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,198
Posted By jmilkins
The world may become a dimmer place, in mood and...

The world may become a dimmer place, in mood and intellect.
Thank you Roger.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,758
Posted By jmilkins
Small world. I was an MCV staffer for a couple of...

Small world. I was an MCV staffer for a couple of years in the 90s. We've just had a reunion and another is on shortly. I've asked, and will let you know. I remember both fondly.
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 4,829
Posted By jmilkins
Oh this is going to be epic. Awaiting each image...

Oh this is going to be epic. Awaiting each image and story with much anticipation!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By jmilkins
Yep - going. This house was apparently once in my...

Yep - going. This house was apparently once in my cousin's family a generation or two ago.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-04-2019
Replies: 422
Views: 78,440
Posted By jmilkins
DP3M R30 B40 G30 channel mix in SigmaProphoto....

DP3M R30 B40 G30 channel mix in SigmaProphoto.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7851/33401436338_e1b8774082_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/STz6kq)Fading feather (https://flic.kr/p/STz6kq) by john m...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By jmilkins
My daughter discovering grass at the edge of the...

My daughter discovering grass at the edge of the sun shade in our back yard. Taken on the FM3A I bought from Keith and a CV40mm f2...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-15-2019
Replies: 300
Views: 44,294
Posted By jmilkins
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7845/33194298288_ea...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7845/33194298288_ea0ec328ef_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SzgspJ)F the System (https://flic.kr/p/SzgspJ) by john m (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,188
Posted By jmilkins
wonderful find!

wonderful find!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2019
Replies: 5,460
Views: 483,585
Posted By jmilkins
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7894/47007192342_7b...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7894/47007192342_7b820a163b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eBS9zu)Pink swirl (https://flic.kr/p/2eBS9zu) by john m (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-07-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,504
Posted By jmilkins
Excellent series - thanks Garrett

Excellent series - thanks Garrett
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-07-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,504
Posted By jmilkins
Had not realised the Canon 50 1.5 piece was...

Had not realised the Canon 50 1.5 piece was dropping. Grab one or two before they get “discovered” by an “Influencer” again. I am fond of mine.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By jmilkins
Thank you Colton for championing this lovely...

Thank you Colton for championing this lovely camera. Your words and images are particularly fine - I’ve been following you on Flickr for some time.

I have an S2a and 4 lenses and think there is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,335
Posted By jmilkins
This is my favourite. Taken a year ago today at...

This is my favourite. Taken a year ago today at the Neck, Saunders Island, in the Falklands.
It is on the other side of the world from where I live, but my young family were visiting my birth mum...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-26-2018
Replies: 3,732
Views: 708,135
Posted By jmilkins
Oh an I imagine you know about the wonderful...

Oh an I imagine you know about the wonderful Photography in Malaysia OM pages - http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/olympusom1n2/shared/zuiko/htmls/100mm1.htm
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-26-2018
Replies: 3,732
Views: 708,135
Posted By jmilkins
I have the 85mm f2 and the 100mm f2.8 OM Zuikos...

I have the 85mm f2 and the 100mm f2.8 OM Zuikos Peter, and I have a memory of reading somewhere that the 100mm is slightly sharper. I’ve used the 80mm a bit more for the f2 aperture but they are...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 363
Views: 53,502
Posted By jmilkins
Dave you’ve pulled something entirely unexpected...

Dave you’ve pulled something entirely unexpected out of Chaddie! I bet few people stop their shopping to stop and make something out of the building.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-12-2018
Replies: 1,341
Views: 392,184
Posted By jmilkins
Excellent John and thank you for the backstory...

Excellent John and thank you for the backstory and the very illuminating reading on your blog.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-17-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,649
Posted By jmilkins
Bit late chiming in sorry, but here are some of...

Bit late chiming in sorry, but here are some of the more compact 50mm choices side by side.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4475/36831645594_871088733b_c.jpg...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-29-2018
Replies: 539
Views: 136,281
Posted By jmilkins
Zeno - I’ve admired your work since I first saw...

Zeno - I’ve admired your work since I first saw it. Postage to Australia cost a bit over half as much as the book, but it was worth it for me to be able to have a something I can hold and enjoy...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-20-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 7,007
Posted By jmilkins
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1955/30519420367_33...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1955/30519420367_33286a027a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NuU1oT)Banksia (https://flic.kr/p/NuU1oT) by john m (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-20-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 7,007
Posted By jmilkins
Time for a bump. GA645zi...

Time for a bump.
GA645zi TMAX400

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1962/45395104932_484ba71e59_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2capM9Y)Dip Falls Lower (https://flic.kr/p/2capM9Y) by john m...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-04-2018
Replies: 362
Views: 100,249
Posted By jmilkins
Commiserations Hogarth, these are fine images...

Commiserations Hogarth, these are fine images that I hope bring back happier memories.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-30-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 9,740
Posted By jmilkins
My preference would also be for the tabs (like...

My preference would also be for the tabs (like the excellent CV 50 colour Skopar), but I don’t mind the black and chrome mix.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-28-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 9,740
Posted By jmilkins
This is indeed good news. Great that CV is still...

This is indeed good news. Great that CV is still in the game and bringing what would undoubtedly be popular lenses. Great work Mr K. And team.

Will miss the Tom A sneak previews.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-28-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By jmilkins
Interesting. The only Rolox Australia Ltd...

Interesting. The only Rolox Australia Ltd reference I can find is for a company registered for 3 years from 2013-16.

No clue what they did.

Searchable on our county’s company database....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-07-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,555
Posted By jmilkins
This thread is why RFF is still relevant. A...

This thread is why RFF is still relevant. A considered discussion with willingness to hear alternate points of view, and learning to be had from others’ deep and well reasoned experience.
Thank you.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-06-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,380
Posted By jmilkins
Excellent thread with great advice from...

Excellent thread with great advice from experienced users - especially Calzone’s equilateral triangles - thanks.

I don’t do a lot of street but love the 28mm FL in general, with a particular...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 2,870
Posted By jmilkins
Minolta...

Minolta TC1
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8656/16082471042_b9134c71b5_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qv9Sku)Regnans split tone (https://flic.kr/p/qv9Sku) by john m...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By jmilkins
Nice to read it gels with you. I really like...

Nice to read it gels with you. I really like mine, bought from another member here years ago. It’s not pretty, has a patch of vulcanite missing, but just has that certain something I love. But then i...
Forum: Travel 08-11-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By jmilkins
Heh Sara - here is the Blad part of their website...

Heh Sara - here is the Blad part of their website http://cameraexchange.com.au/index.php?route=product/category&path=57_64

Note that they often have a lot more than is listed on the site - Ross or...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-09-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 2,870
Posted By jmilkins
View from The Neck, Saunders Island in the...

View from The Neck, Saunders Island in the Falkland Islands

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4770/26145834848_26b3685de3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FQqeN1)Behold. (https://flic.kr/p/FQqeN1) by john m...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By jmilkins
Brock is in Northcote (where else?!) - an...

Brock is in Northcote (where else?!) - an enjoyable tram ride out of the CBD.

Here's his website, and the contact page shows location and opening details. https://www.workinprocess.com.au/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By jmilkins
Yay Melbourne. Good coffee and good film options....

Yay Melbourne. Good coffee and good film options. ;-)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-03-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 2,870
Posted By jmilkins
And this time on slide film, guessing the...

And this time on slide film, guessing the exposure and framing with the Bessa L and CV 15mm,while leaning outside the vehicle.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/201/440658542_962d8d6099_z.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-03-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 2,870
Posted By jmilkins
Not RF due to minimum focus distance, but one of...

Not RF due to minimum focus distance, but one of my favs.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2763/4370002132_486e3a6e64_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7Eapom)Isobel_web_feet (https://flic.kr/p/7Eapom) by john...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-22-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 3,712
Posted By jmilkins
Thanks Colton, an under-represented lens here,...

Thanks Colton, an under-represented lens here, and you show it well.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-03-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 6,016
Posted By jmilkins
The first GR Digital...

The first GR Digital

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/186/437545253_de5656bf37_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EEwXF)
Save Water! (https://flic.kr/p/EEwXF) by john m...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-03-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 6,016
Posted By jmilkins
M2 35/1.4 pre asph...

M2 35/1.4 pre asph sumilux

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1704/24622352535_edfd76826b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DvMZzz)
Circles & Lines (https://flic.kr/p/DvMZzz) by john m...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 5,337
Posted By jmilkins
These images continue to resonate around the...

These images continue to resonate around the world Shab. Best wishes to you all.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-26-2018
Replies: 2,959
Views: 475,703
Posted By jmilkins
Ricoh GR BW...

Ricoh GR BW mode
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5703/21001072755_154745119e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xZMZgi)R0001341 (https://flic.kr/p/xZMZgi) by john m...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-26-2018
Replies: 2,959
Views: 475,703
Posted By jmilkins
Ricoh GR BW...

Ricoh GR BW mode

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5663/21001065755_c1aa0abc2c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xZMXbB)R0001331 (https://flic.kr/p/xZMXbB) by john m...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-24-2018
Replies: 266
Views: 30,844
Posted By jmilkins
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8636/16111180138_50...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8636/16111180138_50f642701e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qxG1xU)...alley sunset... (https://flic.kr/p/qxG1xU) by john m (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-24-2018
Replies: 266
Views: 30,844
Posted By jmilkins
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/831/27814573358_620...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/831/27814573358_62074d510e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JnSXBC)...slide night... (https://flic.kr/p/JnSXBC) by john m (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Sony RX Series 05-23-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 43,613
Posted By jmilkins
Thank you David - it was good to get us all...

Thank you David - it was good to get us all outside, and off the screens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2018
Replies: 5,460
Views: 483,585
Posted By jmilkins
Sony A7 Zeiss Batis 18mm The Neck, Saunders...

Sony A7 Zeiss Batis 18mm The Neck, Saunders Island, in the Falkland Islands

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/951/41971403781_269a624687_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26WSq5M)
...SaundersScape......
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2018
Replies: 5,460
Views: 483,585
Posted By jmilkins
Sony...

Sony RX1

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/905/27056844627_cc9272ae44_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HdVpga)
...in the cloud... (https://flic.kr/p/HdVpga) by john m...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-15-2018
Replies: 266
Views: 30,844
Posted By jmilkins
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4052/4257856913_051...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4052/4257856913_051425d6bf_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7ufCw6)Warped (https://flic.kr/p/7ufCw6) by john m (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-15-2018
Replies: 266
Views: 30,844
Posted By jmilkins
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/10050922395_2a...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/10050922395_2a9e9c4441_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gjaB4r)Sisters Shopping Balibo Market (https://flic.kr/p/gjaB4r) by john m...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-12-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 7,656
Posted By jmilkins
MinoltaTC1 https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7485/159...

MinoltaTC1
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7485/15949241956_1761d328d1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qio2Yh)...gone gate... (https://flic.kr/p/qio2Yh) by john m...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-11-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,137
Posted By jmilkins
Thanks for the hood link B-9!

Thanks for the hood link B-9!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-09-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 7,193
Posted By jmilkins
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7159/6734580399_c90...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7159/6734580399_c905acbf33_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bg7u8a)The Notorious (https://flic.kr/p/bg7u8a) by john m (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Sony RX Series 05-08-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 43,613
Posted By jmilkins
This time with a FilmSims Agfa Vista...

This time with a FilmSims Agfa Vista plugin

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/905/27056844627_cc9272ae44_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HdVpga)...in the cloud... (https://flic.kr/p/HdVpga) by john m...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 8,852
Posted By jmilkins
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7522/15676169124_f7...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7522/15676169124_f7a9c9b068_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pTfsW1)...coastal contemplation chair... (https://flic.kr/p/pTfsW1) by john m...
Forum: Sony RX Series 04-15-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 43,613
Posted By jmilkins
from my first roll ;-). LR edit is Filmsims...

from my first roll ;-). LR edit is Filmsims KodakHighDef200 and vignette1.


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/792/41470907831_f311398a50_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26bDf5g)...rain walk......
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2018
Replies: 3,732
Views: 708,135
Posted By jmilkins
Hmmnn, one person's flaw is another's favour. I...

Hmmnn, one person's flaw is another's favour. I have been following the photographer and his OM images in the first link for years. Love what he does with his OM glass and how it renders.

But that...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-31-2018
Replies: 193
Views: 46,055
Posted By jmilkins
A7, Zeiss Batis 18mm, Full frame. Wingspan of...

A7, Zeiss Batis 18mm, Full frame. Wingspan of Black browed albatross is up to 2.4m...
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/888/27259892748_2752e245ec_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HwS5oQ)Flight path...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,957
Posted By jmilkins
Must not be using mine enough. No dents in my SE,...

Must not be using mine enough. No dents in my SE, but the winder has lost all of its black paint...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2018
Replies: 117
Views: 22,913
Posted By jmilkins
The only one I have....at the moment....SWC 38mm...

The only one I have....at the moment....SWC 38mm T*
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-18-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 7,007
Posted By jmilkins
GA645wi https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3586/368666...

GA645wi
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3586/3686665722_ca27654181_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6BM8h7)Mount Amos summit (https://flic.kr/p/6BM8h7) by john m (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-18-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 5,337
Posted By jmilkins
I love your eye for colour too, Shab. Certainly a...

I love your eye for colour too, Shab. Certainly a movement in your Symphony.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-23-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,544
Posted By jmilkins
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4102/4759753409_8db...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4102/4759753409_8dbaee2530_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8fAYRX)High Wire Hot Wire (https://flic.kr/p/8fAYRX) by john m (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-23-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,544
Posted By jmilkins
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3821/10036409326_d4...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3821/10036409326_d4a8311b0c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ghTdQ7)Balibo Market Tobacconist (https://flic.kr/p/ghTdQ7) by john m...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-22-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 4,575
Posted By jmilkins
Great link thanks....

Great link thanks....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 2,703
Posted By jmilkins
Provia? Even better!! Thanks.

Provia? Even better!! Thanks.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-21-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,190
Posted By jmilkins
An informative, interesting post thank you Rob. ...

An informative, interesting post thank you Rob.

I grew up in the era of film cameras either being defined by manufacturers as “panoramic” or as having a switchable “panoramic mode”, and that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 2,703
Posted By jmilkins
I still have 20 rolls or so of 35mm Prescia - a...

I still have 20 rolls or so of 35mm Prescia - a German version of Fuji Sensia 100 I think. And quite a few rolls of Provia 120. I love slide film. Bought a 6x6 1960s projector a while back...

Have...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-17-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,551
Posted By jmilkins
While the Xpan excels in landscape work, I think...

While the Xpan excels in landscape work, I think it can be more versatile than that.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8007/7351160146_6f6b5c6de9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ccABNs)Away...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-17-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,551
Posted By jmilkins
The Xpan is a fantastic, compact, high quality...

The Xpan is a fantastic, compact, high quality image maker. It certainly takes a bit of forethought to compose a successful image.

I certainly couldn’t afford one now, or when they were new. But I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-15-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,697
Posted By jmilkins
Chris - thank you for posting this photograph....

Chris - thank you for posting this photograph. And thank you for telling Sterling's story. I fall on your side of the fence - a picture might "tell a thousand words", but for this style of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,467
Posted By jmilkins
Love the bokeh in these Rich - A sonnar? But it...

Love the bokeh in these Rich - A sonnar? But it must have been an uncoated one because of the muted colours...Canon 1.5 or an early Zeiss :rolleyes:;)

But seriously, I think your concept is a good...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-12-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 4,005
Posted By jmilkins
From the deck of...

From the deck of above.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5610/15479342788_1ffc43da4c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pzRFju)
Cape Otway Lighthouse coast (https://flic.kr/p/pzRFju) by john m...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-12-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 4,005
Posted By jmilkins
XPan https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5615/1566550...

XPan


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5615/15665508595_0725783dcd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pSiPVM)
Cape Otway lighthouse (https://flic.kr/p/pSiPVM) by john m...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-09-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By jmilkins
Steve, the colours in your Foglandia photos are...

Steve, the colours in your Foglandia photos are just beautiful...thanks for opening my eyes to the potential...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By jmilkins
I suggest a bulk lot of nice big fake rubber...

I suggest a bulk lot of nice big fake rubber snakes.....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,264
Posted By jmilkins
US and Canada only ...sigh....

US and Canada only ...sigh....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-08-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 867
Posted By jmilkins
Looks good - thank for the link.

Looks good - thank for the link.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-04-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By jmilkins
The motivation for this thread is not a “what...

The motivation for this thread is not a “what should I do?”, but more a general interest in what others do amongst those who may have a camera or two more than they are actively using at home.

I...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-03-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,828
Posted By jmilkins
Great story. My ZI has been a reliable travel...

Great story. My ZI has been a reliable travel companion and the VF is just spectacular.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-02-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By jmilkins
Indeed - You’re right. Not one of life’s great...

Indeed - You’re right. Not one of life’s great decisions eh? ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-02-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By jmilkins
Interesting and varied views thanks - there is no...

Interesting and varied views thanks - there is no correct answer in my view. My answer is in fact not even in the poll - Procrastinate!

It most closely matches Option 4. What I find happens is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By jmilkins
Upwardly mobile ($) equipment - buy keep or sell?

So RFF,
I love old “high end” film kit, because in the early 90s when I worked in camera stores, it was unaffordable, but generally, now (excepting Leica) it has come down in price.

E.g. Contax G,...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-21-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 45,552
Posted By jmilkins
Dp3M in Vivid mode. PP was -0.8 sharpness, +1...

Dp3M in Vivid mode. PP was -0.8 sharpness, +1 fill in SPP then Auto levels in LR and +25 sharpening. I'm not really sure what I'm doing with workflow yet - this is a first go. I am pretty impressed...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-24-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,664
Posted By jmilkins
Fantastic new Chris - thank you in much...

Fantastic new Chris - thank you in much anticipation to you and Stephen. RFF is going to be even more of a place of great learning.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,195
Posted By jmilkins
Thanks Roland - your examples and analysis are...

Thanks Roland - your examples and analysis are welcome, as always.

On the issue of hoods - if a manufacturer felt a hood would appreciably improve the quality of their lens’ output, then I would...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-17-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 4,286
Posted By jmilkins
The rigid (v1) can hard to find without cleaning...

The rigid (v1) can hard to find without cleaning marks or haze and in black is very expensive. Nonetheless I'm interested in your choice Erik, given your experience with the Cv and Elmar-M.

The CV...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 5,337
Posted By jmilkins
Shab - I saw this thread title and then saw it...

Shab - I saw this thread title and then saw it was you who started it and instantly wanted to see your images. The images you and others have shared so far, and their intimate stories are...
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-24-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,648
Posted By jmilkins
Thank you Nick. I have the Overland on a bucket...

Thank you Nick. I have the Overland on a bucket list (or would you suggest a lesser known walk?), but have only ever managed one Oxfam 100k which took 32 hours straight, so this is quite...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-21-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,868
Posted By jmilkins
Great to see this lens and its rendering Mike. A...

Great to see this lens and its rendering Mike. A have a feeling it will be "few owners"....but you'll be driving the price up with your images!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By jmilkins
Good one - thanks Andy. Some good stuff in the...

Good one - thanks Andy. Some good stuff in the group.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-27-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,540
Posted By jmilkins
Thank you Bill and the OP - other posters ;-) -...

Thank you Bill and the OP - other posters ;-) - this is an informative thread. I’ll be re-examining my approach.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-24-2017
Replies: 158
Views: 12,544
Posted By jmilkins
Olympus 85mm f2 wide open on an...

Olympus 85mm f2 wide open on an OM4

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4098/5440866633_2be773e819_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9hMS6p)
Don't chew Granny (https://flic.kr/p/9hMS6p) by john m...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-24-2017
Replies: 158
Views: 12,544
Posted By jmilkins
Canon Serenar 50mm 1.5 @f4 on Sony Nex 5...

Canon Serenar 50mm 1.5 @f4 on Sony Nex 5
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8166/7431456600_5bb473ba80_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/cjGa95)Bella repose (https://flic.kr/p/cjGa95) by john m...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-20-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 8,033
Posted By jmilkins
Just when I was thinking of selling my Bessa R3As...

Just when I was thinking of selling my Bessa R3As and Rollei 35 RF this tempter comes along! I guess 40 VF bodies might creep up in value a bit with this quite exciting new option.

When using film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 3,305
Posted By jmilkins
Yup. Konica Hexar AF because of the lens. And a...

Yup. Konica Hexar AF because of the lens. And a Leica M5 in a auction for a good price considering the 35mm summilux it was sporting. Though I did by another M5 after that!

Oh and a Blad SWC, Rollei...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-06-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,049
Posted By jmilkins
For interest- you can see why the only...

For interest- you can see why the only collapsible that fully collapses into the M5 is the CV 50m f2 Heliar. Sorry for the quick phone snap, with some distortion evident, but it'll have to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-06-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,049
Posted By jmilkins
Yes - sorry -- Aussie irony, and I forgot the...

Yes - sorry -- Aussie irony, and I forgot the :rolleyes:

Rightoh back to images....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-06-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,049
Posted By jmilkins
I think I first realized the depth of your regard...

I think I first realized the depth of your regard for the M5, Michael, when you suggested mounting the SA on one, and the Elmar-M on the other.....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-05-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,049
Posted By jmilkins
The Head Bartender says no. So I won't try with...

The Head Bartender says no. So I won't try with my M5 and Elmar-M. But luckily my Heliar f2 is safe!
http://https://www.cameraquest.com/m5.htm
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-22-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By jmilkins
Welcome to a great corner of the Internet of...

Welcome to a great corner of the Internet of Rangefinder Things. I have two 7sii cameras, both with that feeling of a loose back door, but both fine. The 40mm 1.7 is great rokkor glass.

Enjoy...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-16-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 5,314
Posted By jmilkins
Robert, Bob's post (#40) nails it. Pretty similar...

Robert, Bob's post (#40) nails it. Pretty similar in use. AF is last century compared to today, but I'm not using it for sports and birds in flight. If you think you would use the back AF focus...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-15-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 5,314
Posted By jmilkins
The Contax g system is really great. Quite a...

The Contax g system is really great. Quite a different feel to the Ms but that's OK. The results are top notch from the lenses.

I Have the G1 (green label version -inside the film gate - which...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-15-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,593
Posted By jmilkins
Interesting thanks. I have a feeling that their...

Interesting thanks. I have a feeling that their serial numbers might start with 27XXXX.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-14-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,593
Posted By jmilkins
Tokyo Kogaku Topcor 5cm 2.8 sample images?

So, I've posted this in Leica SM copies, but the lens I have coming is actually according to LensWiki a "(Heliar) Optical design ... a copy of the 1952 Voigtländer (R&D) "Color Heliar" (Extremely...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 4,227
Posted By jmilkins
This is great - enjoying it very much thanks...

This is great - enjoying it very much thanks Zeno.

If I am not mistaken, a photograph of yours with a Rollei 35s ? (can't quite recall the model) graces the front cover of the first Rangefinder...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-30-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By jmilkins
That black repaint certainly adds some style...

That black repaint certainly adds some style Nick, and you use the camera well in the blog. I certainly like my standard issue P with my serenars and CV screw mounts.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-28-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,238
Posted By jmilkins
I moved from Nikon to Minolta in the 90s because...

I moved from Nikon to Minolta in the 90s because I wanted to use the then new 100-300 APO zoom. Still have 25 or Min AF lenses and twin 9s, twin 9xis, a 7 and several earlier bodies....Hoarding...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-28-2017
Replies: 277
Views: 26,846
Posted By jmilkins
Voigtlander 75mm 2.5 wide open on the Sony Nex 7...

Voigtlander 75mm 2.5 wide open on the Sony Nex 7
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3692/9265786881_f3fbc91e17_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/f7MzCe)Alan Marshall colour (https://flic.kr/p/f7MzCe) by john m...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-28-2017
Replies: 277
Views: 26,846
Posted By jmilkins
Voigtlander Bessa III...

Voigtlander Bessa III

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3950/15478811089_3fc47a9693_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pzNXgg)the waterfront (https://flic.kr/p/pzNXgg) by john m...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-18-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,671
Posted By jmilkins
Nice one - would love to see it available on...

Nice one - would love to see it available on Shapeways...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,607
Posted By jmilkins
I use the frame line preview lever ....for its...

I use the frame line preview lever ....for its intended purpose.

While I generally know the approximate coverage of the lens I am considering, it is a quick, useful check.

I would keep it over a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-31-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 6,499
Posted By jmilkins
Indeed, Hogarth. Brave men of principle....

Indeed, Hogarth. Brave men of principle.

Looking forward to more images from this interesting film from the talented photographers that have posted.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-30-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 6,499
Posted By jmilkins
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4327/35886045836_f9...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4327/35886045836_f9079c8b04_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WF8nbd)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/WF8nbd) by Hogarth Ferguson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/loadlimit/), on...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-30-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 4,288
Posted By jmilkins
What a great answer Chris - Geek goodness!

What a great answer Chris - Geek goodness!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 2,924
Posted By jmilkins
In / around the classical 35,50 FL, have the 50...

In / around the classical 35,50 FL, have the 50 1.4 AIS, 50 1.8 E, Zeiss ZF 35 f2 and CV Ultron 40mm.

WHile I like the idea of Nikkors on Nikon, and the pop and quality of the Zeiss, I think I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,690
Posted By jmilkins
Haha "Fairly basic" rarely stays that way on RFF...

Haha "Fairly basic" rarely stays that way on RFF :rolleyes: ;)

But I'm happy with that- here's another thread I'm going to enjoy, while on a memory lane trip sorting through the 90 rolls of Sensia...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By jmilkins
Great to see you here Mark - I told you they were...

Great to see you here Mark - I told you they were a generally friendly bunch, and appreciative of fine work and writing, while prepared to say what they think.:)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-23-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,167
Posted By jmilkins
Excellent work as always Roland, thank you. A...

Excellent work as always Roland, thank you. A Price v Performance win, IMHO.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 5,614
Posted By jmilkins
I've been looking at the aged black chrome on my...

I've been looking at the aged black chrome on my M4-P and I have to say I like it - certainly different to a rubbed black paint patina, but good too. Kind of graceful.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 5,614
Posted By jmilkins
Well done Michael - I think you made exactly the...

Well done Michael - I think you made exactly the right choice for you. And I see you were up at midnight still oogling your new lifer...looking forward to the first frames. :D
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-24-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,872
Posted By jmilkins
Thanks - going to try this in on my Minolta 7...

Thanks - going to try this in on my Minolta 7 which has become tacky.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 5,614
Posted By jmilkins
You're welcome ;)

You're welcome ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 5,614
Posted By jmilkins
OK I voted B_RP M2 cos it will journey more...

OK I voted B_RP M2 cos it will journey more obviously with you i.e brass up nicely over time versus the more resilient BP chrome on the M4. As long as the M2 has been stripped back properly.

And ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 5,614
Posted By jmilkins
Well, I can only send you one to try....and...

Well, I can only send you one to try....and you've used the chrome versions of both. :p
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 5,614
Posted By jmilkins
Hmmm - I'm not goona vote yet. I have to think...

Hmmm - I'm not goona vote yet. I have to think about it.

Knowing how much you like the M4 over the M6 it seemed an easy pick to go M4. But your M2 pros are quite convincing and as the shooter you...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-07-2017
Replies: 125
Views: 4,528
Posted By jmilkins
Plenty of oppourtunity for deep diving in the...

Plenty of oppourtunity for deep diving in the dark recesses of the interwebs here on this quest

I think the size of the MF neg is a major factor in what you like, and perhaps the T* pop.

I would ...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-31-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,208
Posted By jmilkins
Yup. That's my day job ;-) Photographer by night....

Yup. That's my day job ;-)
Photographer by night.
Which makes Sunny 16 hard, or at least that's what I'm claiming.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-30-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,208
Posted By jmilkins
Well seen, planned and executed Keith. I like...

Well seen, planned and executed Keith. I like how you have tuned into the land, and are celebrating it. #3 makes me think of a rolling ocean swell moving across the frame.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 4,476
Posted By jmilkins
So, I started in photography in the early 90s...

So, I started in photography in the early 90s using aperture priority mostly. Well, my grandfather's 50s Zeiss Ikon first, but then an ME super and various Nikons before AF Minoltas and on into...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-07-2017
Replies: 580
Views: 85,122
Posted By jmilkins
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8898/17144732099_410...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8898/17144732099_410239e3f0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/s82exi)2015-05-01-0007.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/s82exi) by john m (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-21-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 3,801
Posted By jmilkins
That's the kind of renderingI'mfamiliar with from...

That's the kind of renderingI'mfamiliar with from the TC-1 and it suits me. Your black model is gorgeous.

You could pick up the TVS with the money you didn't spend on the T3....
Forum: Olympus RF 03-21-2017
Replies: 145
Views: 46,175
Posted By jmilkins
Thanks for posting and translating. Very...

Thanks for posting and translating. Very interesting charts,even if some people have different personal experiences. I fam quite happy to peruse the stats and the lens typology.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,529
Posted By jmilkins
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2588/4075031512_13b9...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2588/4075031512_13b9c9faa8_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7d6AU1)lightroom nights (https://flic.kr/p/7d6AU1) by john m (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,529
Posted By jmilkins
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7472/16077996062_6f3...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7472/16077996062_6f3e042781_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/quKW5E)16730010.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/quKW5E) by john m (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-21-2017
Replies: 1,341
Views: 392,184
Posted By jmilkins
Magic shots giganova!

Magic shots giganova!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,049
Posted By jmilkins
don't stop posting that one Sug -it is fantastic....

don't stop posting that one Sug -it is fantastic. as is the hack for M5 use!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2017
Replies: 1,645
Views: 469,787
Posted By jmilkins
Details...! Bronzed is more Aussie!

Details...!

Bronzed is more Aussie!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2017
Replies: 1,645
Views: 469,787
Posted By jmilkins
Watching the development of this one has been...

Watching the development of this one has been great Michael. I like the idea of brass - it will develop a nice patina. My tab is fine, but I'm in.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-09-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 38,850
Posted By jmilkins
Spectacular GAS happening. What a triumvirate...

Spectacular GAS happening. What a triumvirate Dirk!!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 78,242
Posted By jmilkins
Yep - thanks Sug. Now I recall that thread. My...

Yep - thanks Sug. Now I recall that thread. My lens is way too early first year of production. I had moment of "but wait ...what if I could..." excitement there, but it is not to be.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 78,242
Posted By jmilkins
Ohh Erik! If I understand you correctly - I can...

Ohh Erik! If I understand you correctly - I can use my "pre M5" SA on an M5 without damage to lens or camera, just without metering?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 4,406
Posted By jmilkins
I know a one cam one lens one film guy. But he's...

I know a one cam one lens one film guy. But he's spent a lot of another guy's cash by pointing out bargains.

Vicarious GAS. "Do it!";):D
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-29-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 11,180
Posted By jmilkins
Wonderful idea. I like something that represents...

Wonderful idea. I like something that represents Tom's deep knowledge of many RF marques, rather than just one, and his generousity in sharing that knowledge.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-12-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 32,461
Posted By jmilkins
Great idea! A good prompt to get back out there...

Great idea! A good prompt to get back out there with my 2.8c - thanks
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,067
Posted By jmilkins
Oh....a titan has passed. Such a font of generous...

Oh....a titan has passed. Such a font of generous knowledge and wisdom. I had always hoped for a self published book on the Test Root from Tom. Sincere condolences to Tom's family and closest...
Forum: Travel 12-24-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,261
Posted By jmilkins
Great to see the two Fujis used in this way. Most...

Great to see the two Fujis used in this way. Most enjoyable thanks.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-24-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By jmilkins
Yep. It's a screw top ;-)

Yep. It's a screw top ;-)
Forum: Travel 12-22-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 4,219
Posted By jmilkins
Pure magic. Thanks so much for stirring the blood...

Pure magic. Thanks so much for stirring the blood and lifting the eyes to the horizon. Been too long since my last adventure.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 4,559
Posted By jmilkins
Nice one - the thread that keeps on giving!

Nice one - the thread that keeps on giving!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-19-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 5,649
Posted By jmilkins
hmmnnn - the VMs from CV get you a lot of lens...

hmmnnn - the VMs from CV get you a lot of lens for the money. Unparalleled really.

With your stipulations in mind though (1 lens , film, size,etc) I would choose the 35 pre-asph.

Then spend the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-06-2016
Replies: 92
Views: 10,241
Posted By jmilkins
They really are marvellous cameras. Congrats on...

They really are marvellous cameras. Congrats on the purchase and the thread!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-02-2016
Replies: 1,341
Views: 392,184
Posted By jmilkins
Excellent Michael. Getting some character there...

Excellent Michael. Getting some character there for sure.
Forum: Olympus RF 11-12-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 4,570
Posted By jmilkins
Both great little camera with different lenses...

Both great little camera with different lenses and functions/ levels of adjustment. i personally like the XA and XA4, but I have never owned an XA2.

It has been discussed a few times - try this...
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-11-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,792
Posted By jmilkins
Congratulations - life seen well.

Congratulations - life seen well.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-02-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,870
Posted By jmilkins
me too as well - third in line! PMs welcome.

me too as well - third in line!

PMs welcome.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 10,710
Posted By jmilkins
I have both. Oly for me, to catch the FE in the...

I have both. Oly for me, to catch the FE in the poll ;-)

They are both delightful but I like the Zuikos I have better and Maitani's design philosophy.

Frankly if (8 years ago) both were kept by the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
Posted By jmilkins
Peter - seeing a city (that I know well) and it's...

Peter - seeing a city (that I know well) and it's inhabitants through your eyes makes it even more special. Thank you for the inspiration.
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-09-2016
Replies: 1,162
Views: 234,480
Posted By jmilkins
Hah! Maggie - there are a few of us who think...

Hah! Maggie - there are a few of us who think the GR is our Precious! Don't go too much closer to Mt Doom - were gettin' nervous!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-17-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 13,492
Posted By jmilkins
Didn't see that coming, but it makes sense when...

Didn't see that coming, but it makes sense when considering the VM adapter and easy use of high ISOs in digital cams. I quite like it but will stick with my heliar f3.5 & f2
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2016
Replies: 3,732
Views: 708,135
Posted By jmilkins
Great example of the sharpness and smoothness of...

Great example of the sharpness and smoothness of the 28/f2 Richard! What a gem.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2016
Replies: 272
Views: 27,847
Posted By jmilkins
Nikon FM3A and Zeiss ZF 35 f2 Portra...

Nikon FM3A and Zeiss ZF 35 f2 Portra 400

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7528/15487674554_5fe05f8b18_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAAo4C)
11 months ago (https://flic.kr/p/pAAo4C) by john m...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-04-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,023
Posted By jmilkins
particularly like the second image. i bet it...

particularly like the second image. i bet it makes a great compact combo..
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-28-2016
Replies: 272
Views: 27,847
Posted By jmilkins
Rolleiflex 2.8 c....

Rolleiflex 2.8 c. Planar.

https://c8.staticflickr.com/3/2692/4189076671_88307e506f_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7ob7xR)68280012 (https://flic.kr/p/7ob7xR) by john m...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-28-2016
Replies: 272
Views: 27,847
Posted By jmilkins
Hexar AF and Ektar 100...

Hexar AF and Ektar 100 IIRC...

https://c8.staticflickr.com/3/2410/2495966727_6eb3b27be6_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/4NytX6)Benji&Sammy (https://flic.kr/p/4NytX6) by john m...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-23-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 26,794
Posted By jmilkins
I choose em both, and just subscribed to this...

I choose em both, and just subscribed to this thread so I can keep tabs on future posts. maybe even add my own comparisons after some actual photo taking....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-06-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 12,284
Posted By jmilkins
I owe a lot to Mr K. and his wonderful team....

I owe a lot to Mr K. and his wonderful team.

The L started me on this mad but happy path. The R3a's got me hooked on 40s. The T is a joy because it is different. And my R4a's have that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,691
Posted By jmilkins
Congratulations Frank! Mine is 4 months old. ...

Congratulations Frank! Mine is 4 months old. '79 T* version.

Love what it does to my photography - time slows down and I enjoy each moment more.

Post us some results.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By jmilkins
50mm mike,as with my...

50mm mike,as with my rokkor.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24695
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-01-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,750
Posted By jmilkins
These are excellent Dan. Another source of...

These are excellent Dan. Another source of inspiration alongside your book.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-01-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,009
Posted By jmilkins
Thank you for writing this and for illustrating...

Thank you for writing this and for illustrating it with useful and interesting images Roger. At one stage in the last few years (influenced perhaps by the multitude of bokeh threads here and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2016
Replies: 372
Views: 61,049
Posted By jmilkins
A valliant effort to counter inflation Michael. I...

A valliant effort to counter inflation Michael. I do recall early prices around $400-600. However, the images in this thread bear out the "picture tells a thousand words" maxim so I think there is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-24-2016
Replies: 117
Views: 6,600
Posted By jmilkins
Crikey Stephen! That is life at 1/1000th. I wish...

Crikey Stephen!

That is life at 1/1000th. I wish you all the best and recommend that any undeveloped rolls get souped. I am sure your new eyes will find even more meaning in them.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-13-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,521
Posted By jmilkins
excellent effort thanks Andreas! This will take...

excellent effort thanks Andreas! This will take me much more than a cup of tea to go through!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-08-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 15,210
Posted By jmilkins
15594562 Black ZI bought used. umm...around 2011?

15594562 Black ZI bought used. umm...around 2011?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-07-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 11,225
Posted By jmilkins
"Eyewitness" XPAN...

"Eyewitness" XPAN 45mm

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3775/9603911283_5f29cbcba8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fCEyei)Eye witness (https://flic.kr/p/fCEyei) by john m...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,253
Posted By jmilkins
Excellent John. I have some 35mm 200 ASA Foma...

Excellent John. I have some 35mm 200 ASA Foma rolls to get to and this is very encouraging! Do you rate at 200?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-01-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,357
Posted By jmilkins
Since I joined RFF in 2005 and in no small part...

Since I joined RFF in 2005 and in no small part thanks to your very informative and enjoyable reviews Dante, I have subscribed to the theory that the kids can manage with a good spray down with a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 4,421
Posted By jmilkins
Here's a thought: The M3 was built when society...

Here's a thought: The M3 was built when society generally expected that people would stay married for life....

and the counter: The "real" can be fleeting or forever.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-20-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,296
Posted By jmilkins
Maaate. I'm not gonna spit the dummy or give...

Maaate. I'm not gonna spit the dummy or give anyone an earbashin, but Dupain is a deadset legend downunder. He certainly gave it a burl , and if you ask any bloke at a barbie and they'll say his...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-17-2016
Replies: 201
Views: 11,496
Posted By jmilkins
Xpan...

Xpan 45mm
https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7077/7353089818_f83b8edcb6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ccLvqE)Shearing's done, Mia Mia (https://flic.kr/p/ccLvqE) by john m...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-13-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,431
Posted By jmilkins
An excellent round. my address was wrong and I...

An excellent round. my address was wrong and I didn't really want to publicly correct it online, but it looks like I got pretty much all the cards anyway.

My card:...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-31-2016
Replies: 132
Views: 8,412
Posted By jmilkins
Nikon FM3a Zeiss ZF 35/2 Portra...

Nikon FM3a Zeiss ZF 35/2 Portra 400

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7528/15487674554_5fe05f8b18_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAAo4C)11 months ago (https://flic.kr/p/pAAo4C) by john m...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2016
Replies: 132
Views: 8,412
Posted By jmilkins
Bessa L CV 15mm 4.5...

Bessa L CV 15mm 4.5
https://c3.staticflickr.com/4/3308/3191058850_efcb682484_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5RZ1C3)Hat Shop2 (https://flic.kr/p/5RZ1C3) by john m...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-25-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 5,616
Posted By jmilkins
Excellent work "Q"! I particularly like photo 2...

Excellent work "Q"!

I particularly like photo 2 where you continue the relationship between Leitz and Minolta.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2016
Replies: 3,732
Views: 708,135
Posted By jmilkins
So here ...

So here (https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/45494894_olympus-om-1-nasa)is a pretty cool OM1 NASA
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-20-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,431
Posted By jmilkins
Anyone got Michael's or mine yet? Australia Post...

Anyone got Michael's or mine yet? Australia Post has slowed its delivery this year as traditional (letter) post is a much smaller part of its business these days.

Parcel post however, is on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,540
Posted By jmilkins
Yes the M-A finder Michael and I looked at was...

Yes the M-A finder Michael and I looked at was stunning. My ZI is too,like there is little in the way of you and your shot.

But the M-A finder made me start googling to see if MPs have the same...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,706
Posted By jmilkins
I reckon you've earned yourself a visit from the...

I reckon you've earned yourself a visit from the M5 Brigade...and remember - we have big hands!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2016
Replies: 165
Views: 65,433
Posted By jmilkins
Fair point! Only had it for a few months, so I...

Fair point! Only had it for a few months, so I got time.
Have to say, there are some real beauties here, brassed and pristine.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-05-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,551
Posted By jmilkins
Congrats Dan. Really enjoying your book over here...

Congrats Dan. Really enjoying your book over here in Australia.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,000
Posted By jmilkins
Mine are being encouraged to escape...and I think...

Mine are being encouraged to escape...and I think they are plotting a mass break out.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-04-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,431
Posted By jmilkins
Posted mine too - It's a race from Melbourne and...

Posted mine too - It's a race from Melbourne and Brisbane!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 5,266
Posted By jmilkins
Dear Dave, I have only just seen this - a...

Dear Dave, I have only just seen this - a wonderful thing to do.

You are welcome to these, should you still be looking. While hand use / dexterity themed, they may well not be close up enough for...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-02-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 4,221
Posted By jmilkins
Lucky you had a local lending library...:p

Lucky you had a local lending library...:p
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2016
Replies: 165
Views: 65,433
Posted By jmilkins
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1467/25296371843_a6...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1467/25296371843_a6ee0b18a1_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Exmw38)Leica M2 black repaint & Summilux 35mm 1.4 PreAsph (https://flic.kr/p/Exmw38) by john m...
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