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Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-18-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By dougi
Yeah, I had asked for one for xmas, sigh.

Yeah, I had asked for one for xmas, sigh.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,732
Posted By dougi
Hmm, under Australian consumer law we generally...

Hmm, under Australian consumer law we generally have:

"Repairs and spare parts

When you purchase a product the manufacturer or importer must provide spare parts and repair facilities for a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-03-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,407
Posted By dougi
What Dante is proposing is probably a bit...

What Dante is proposing is probably a bit different, unless Photoshop is channel mixing the pixel sites before de-mosaicing. I assume photoshop is mixing channels post de-mosaicing?

Ie create a...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-24-2012
Replies: 100
Views: 12,702
Posted By dougi
Hopefully, given that it is a smart adapter, it...

Hopefully, given that it is a smart adapter, it will know that a lens it attached and will provide the correct OVF brightness. We will have to wait and see!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-10-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,643
Posted By dougi
Hmm, I wonder if Leica will bother to release a...

Hmm, I wonder if Leica will bother to release a firmware update for the M8 (do they even remember those?) to include corrections for this new lens. Perhaps they will claim it doesn't need any.
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-10-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,534
Posted By dougi
Does sound a bit strange, but as the DCF standard...

Does sound a bit strange, but as the DCF standard recommends: If a DCF file name already exists in the DCF directory where a file is to be stored, it
is recommended that the file number be assigned...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-08-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 7,471
Posted By dougi
I think it also depends how much of your...

I think it also depends how much of your investment you expect to get back from your M8. Today, even though I purchased at a hefty discount from new (a$5000) at the time, wouldn't expect to get any...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-07-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 6,563
Posted By dougi
Quite a few places in Oz sell the Inca NP-95...

Quite a few places in Oz sell the Inca NP-95 equivalent, including pro Vanbar Imaging online store. As cheap as $18.95 AU.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-06-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 10,762
Posted By dougi
I would be happy if all it did was detect that...

I would be happy if all it did was detect that the focus ring was moved and then automatically engauged some form of focus assist (go to evf/enlarge or peaking, go back to ovf when you stopped). ...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-03-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,068
Posted By dougi
Or at the very least something like the M-Hexanon...

Or at the very least something like the M-Hexanon 21-35 dual. I've always dreamt of having one of those.
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-09-2012
Replies: 101
Views: 14,120
Posted By dougi
How slow is the autofocus? A cheaper, similar...

How slow is the autofocus?

A cheaper, similar sort of system (Pentax -k-01 KA mount mirrorless) seems to have been tested at around 0.6-0.8 seconds with small lenses. Of course, no focussing...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-06-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,746
Posted By dougi
Well, not exactly. A low pass filter is required...

Well, not exactly. A low pass filter is required due to sampling theory. If detail exists at spatial frequencies greater than can be sampled by the sensor (determined by it's pitch and pattern)...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-19-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 138,202
Posted By dougi
I agree. I have only 1 Leica lens (35mm...

I agree. I have only 1 Leica lens (35mm Summicron ASPH), which I could onyl afford because it was bundled cheap with a Bessa R2 in a distributor changover. I did have a Hexar RF system, and I see...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-17-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 138,202
Posted By dougi
Perhaps the M mount adapter could include some...

Perhaps the M mount adapter could include some sort of optical or mechanical sensor to detect when you change focus and then automically get the camera to switch to EVF/focus assist or peaking, then...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-24-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By dougi
new firmware is out

Yes it is out! Details below from the website. No real mention of the exposure issues some have suffered, but some worthwhile changes.

1. The following functions can be rocked during shooting by...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-23-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 8,232
Posted By dougi
Good to know Spyro! Mine is there as well...

Good to know Spyro! Mine is there as well getting it's sticky shutter button sorted. I've got the receipt acknoweldgement SMS. Hopefully the rest will go as smoothly as yours. I sent mine without...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,574
Posted By dougi
Boring by comparison, a Panny LX5 is always in my...

Boring by comparison, a Panny LX5 is always in my work bag. Very handy carry anywhere camera!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-17-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 5,631
Posted By dougi
Yes it certainly takes time to learn, and you...

Yes it certainly takes time to learn, and you will end up having to use it 'it's way' rather than perhaps the way you would like. eg the focus parallax issue (which DPReview described as a minor...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-16-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 5,631
Posted By dougi
I was useful at the very least to demonstrate the...

I was useful at the very least to demonstrate the DR setting etc influences and measurements. More inclined to use the DR now!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-15-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,479
Posted By dougi
Well, it seems to be a fault, so it's off to Fuji...

Well, it seems to be a fault, so it's off to Fuji here for repair. Let's hope they have spare parts necessary for repair already.

No-one else has had this problem?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-11-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,479
Posted By dougi
stiff/sticky shutter button

Now that it is getting a bit colder here in Sydney (not actually cold, say 8 celcius overnight to 17 maximum) my shutter button is getting a bit strange. A bit stuck and stiff until you operate it a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-10-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,916
Posted By dougi
X100 JPEG and RAW comparisons now in DPReview

Whilst the review hasn't been completed, the X100 has now been included in the studio comparison shot tool. Very impressive at high ISOs, even looking cleaner than my new Pentax K5 DSLR.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-28-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 10,112
Posted By dougi
I pre-ordered mine from Vanbar on the 10th of...

I pre-ordered mine from Vanbar on the 10th of Feb, and was lucky enough to get one in the 1st shipment, of which I was surprised. How early did you pre-order yours from DCW Keith?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 04-28-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,499
Posted By dougi
I just updated mine. There is lens correction...

I just updated mine. There is lens correction via the lens profile section, so I assume you can turn it off if you want to. "Fuji X100" appears as an avaialble lens profile.

Bring on the weekend...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-21-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,385
Posted By dougi
The next update should also include retaining...

The next update should also include retaining existing settings after an upgrade! All of the settings in the camera had to be re setup.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-20-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,331
Posted By dougi
Nice touch with the shot of the cinema festival...

Nice touch with the shot of the cinema festival poster with the Konica Hexar RF! I miss mine, sigh (sold it to get M8).
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-18-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 7,193
Posted By dougi
I don't have my Hexar AF any more, but don't...

I don't have my Hexar AF any more, but don't recall any AF problems. The x100 is practically a digital Hexar, but yes it does have AF focussing issues you need to be aware of. But the OVF,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-10-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,174
Posted By dougi
Yes I have been doing this too, or using EVF at...

Yes I have been doing this too, or using EVF at shorter distances. Other forums have postulated possible firmware improvements (such as the cross hairs in AF-C mode at least attempting to correct...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-05-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,174
Posted By dougi
Hmm, but try taking pictures of smallish subjects...

Hmm, but try taking pictures of smallish subjects at middle distances (2-3m), even of people, using the OVF. You will find the AF is somewhat hit and miss, maybe due to parallax as it is not...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-04-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,913
Posted By dougi
I am becoming a bit worried about it's focussing,...

I am becoming a bit worried about it's focussing, especially (unfortunately) with the OVF. Parallax error and a fairly large focus zone (for single centre selective) does give misfocussing at wide...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-27-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,648
Posted By dougi
Has anyone else noticed another quirk, in that...

Has anyone else noticed another quirk, in that after turning it on, or coming back from a replay, the OVF is washed out a bit and frames too bright until it does another meter reading with a half...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-26-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,648
Posted By dougi
Yes you can, but as exposure measurement stops as...

Yes you can, but as exposure measurement stops as you do a half press, you have to lock exposure using AEL, reframe for focus, half press, then reframe again for composition.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-26-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,648
Posted By dougi
Having just got mine, i'll add a few 'gripes', or...

Having just got mine, i'll add a few 'gripes', or room for improvement!
- It always locks exposure with a half shutter press, so you cant easily focus on subject then recompose and get exposure...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-22-2011
Replies: 171
Views: 25,717
Posted By dougi
Well, mine's been delivered now, but as Vanbar...

Well, mine's been delivered now, but as Vanbar delivered it to my home address, not the requested work address, i'll have to wait a couple of days for the couriers to re-direct it!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-21-2011
Replies: 171
Views: 25,717
Posted By dougi
Yep, pre-ordered from Vanbar in Oz a while ago....

Yep, pre-ordered from Vanbar in Oz a while ago. Just got the card charged yesterday, so it must be delivered soon!
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-12-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 6,109
Posted By dougi
I imagine it is similar to the raw development on...

I imagine it is similar to the raw development on the Pentax K5 I just got. You can change jpeg resolution, white balance, ISO (changing exposure), noise reduction, highlight and shadow correction,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-23-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 185,311
Posted By dougi
You could also easily overlay blown highlights or...

You could also easily overlay blown highlights or whatever in the OVF as well as part of it. It doesn't sound so far that is included though. No mention of stabilisation either is there?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-03-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By dougi
I used 90mm purely on my ex R3A. Whilst other...

I used 90mm purely on my ex R3A. Whilst other cameras will still offer better focus accuracy, it's great because of the frame size. Fantastic for taking portraits, even casual ones as it is easier...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-15-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 3,062
Posted By dougi
It's strange he never made any comments on the...

It's strange he never made any comments on the different shapes of the noise spectrum between Nikon/Leica. Surely that has an impact on the loss of detail? Likely the large difference would be due...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-07-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,733
Posted By dougi
My collection is relatively small (100GB) and I...

My collection is relatively small (100GB) and I use a number of mechanisms.

My laptop has two physically seperate drives, OS on one of them. My main collection goes onto the other, and I mirror...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-20-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,291
Posted By dougi
M9 Noise - another thread!

Interestingly, it seems someone has done objective comparisons already between noise in M8 and...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-19-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 8,847
Posted By dougi
Well, I think that you will be able to see a...

Well, I think that you will be able to see a difference in 11x14 between x1 and e-p1. The smaller sensor size means it places greater MTF demands on the lens for a given desired contrast. The 17mm...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-19-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,850
Posted By dougi
Have a look at what's secondhand at Mainlinephoto...

Have a look at what's secondhand at Mainlinephoto in Oz at the moment. A choice of three MFs, inlcuding a Fuji 645 folder. Not 6x6/7 like the Bessa, but entry level cheap at A$575.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-16-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,508
Posted By dougi
The kit lenses for the E-P1 are acceptable, but...

The kit lenses for the E-P1 are acceptable, but the new 20mm f1.7 for the GF1 looks better. However I am not a fan of the bokeh of it in the DPreview test shots.

Despite the firmware upgrade,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-14-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By dougi
Lumix TZ7 would fit the bill very nicely and is...

Lumix TZ7 would fit the bill very nicely and is very compact. Good movie mode too.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-14-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 6,374
Posted By dougi
I thought that one of the points of the X1 was to...

I thought that one of the points of the X1 was to make it more affordable. But at expected launch price here in Oz of over $3000, I went and got a E-P1 instead.

BTW the in body stabilisation means...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-13-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,393
Posted By dougi
I like using it as a framing device before...

I like using it as a framing device before actually turning on or waking up the camera, which helps to save battery. Because the finder has no centre spot, it can be difficult to be confident when...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-09-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 4,324
Posted By dougi
Any chance of last M8 firmware upgrade?

What strikes me most about the M9 is why don't Leica offer the equivalent software changes in the M8/8.2?

I would be happy to remember to use the protect button as ISO.

I already use the 2S timer...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-09-2009
Replies: 127
Views: 9,284
Posted By dougi
You're lucky in the US. ONLY $7000. $11995 here...

You're lucky in the US. ONLY $7000. $11995 here in Oz. 'New' M8s up to $5800 and M8.2s around $9000 still. We always get ripped off for camera gear here! Going by that, the X1 would end up $3400...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-07-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 3,221
Posted By dougi
.68x VF does seem an odd choice. Not wide enough...

.68x VF does seem an odd choice. Not wide enough to easily accomodate 28mm lenses and not high enough to presumably focus a 50 noctilux or the like consistently with the increased resolution...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-07-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 949
Posted By dougi
Definately the prime lense one. It's quite a...

Definately the prime lense one. It's quite a nice lense and faster of course. I was in fact advised against the zoom when I bought mine. Mine is in fact a strange snakeskin covered one with...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-03-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 3,546
Posted By dougi
I agree with the previous. There seems little to...

I agree with the previous. There seems little to stop a digital equivalent of Hexar AF function apart from seeing a market. With a mount providing focal length information the electronic framelines...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-22-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,881
Posted By dougi
Would assume M8. No joy here in Oz yet,...

Would assume M8.

No joy here in Oz yet, typically M7 A$4,700, M8 A$5850. M8.2 more than A$9000.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-15-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 6,187
Posted By dougi
I have the hex on the M8 too. Reid Reviews...

I have the hex on the M8 too. Reid Reviews reported focussing issues with his test sample, but I have no issues. Recommended if you can find one!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-08-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
Posted By dougi
It certainly does! Was shooting a party with...

It certainly does! Was shooting a party with Nokton 50mm F1.5 without a filter and on some pics it was terribly purple on the host's hair! It depended a bit on the lighting direction, but had a lot...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-03-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,848
Posted By dougi
With the flange-back of estimated 18mm and APS-C...

With the flange-back of estimated 18mm and APS-C sized sensor, surely they will have to deal with 'rangefinder' like sensor issues. Perhaps this bodes well for improved sensors for digital RFs as...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-01-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 874
Posted By dougi
m8 metering with and w/o IR filters

What are other users experience with metering with and without IR filters?

I find that for warm light (tungsten, halogen) , you lose about 1/2 a stop by slapping a filter on. Which is quite...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-21-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,214
Posted By dougi
Both are available as PDFs from an old Canadian...

Both are available as PDFs from an old Canadian Konica Minolta site. See here: http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/manuals/film-cameras/hexar_cle_tc1/index.html

Even the Minolta CLE manual! Note...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-20-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,568
Posted By dougi
Hi, you can rescue magenta cast in LR2. Use the...

Hi, you can rescue magenta cast in LR2. Use the adjustment brush, set the type to saturation, set the level to -100%, set the colour to magenta (hue about 300 degrees I think and) and start painting...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-14-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By dougi
M-Hexanons on M8

If anyone uses these on M8s, I would be interested on focussing comments.

I have all the standard ones (28, 50, 90) and all seem to focus accurately wide-open at close distances, which was a bit...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-08-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,485
Posted By dougi
boring serial number question

probably a question that has been asked many times before!

I purchased a 'new' runout M8 from an offical dealer in Melbourne on the weekend. However, it's serial number is unusual: 3200069, and the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-09-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,903
Posted By dougi
Yeah I have glasses and R3A too. I keep it for...

Yeah I have glasses and R3A too. I keep it for 50mm & 90mm and use my R2 or Hexar RF for the wider stuff. Still struggle to see shutter speeds! Any VF will have some restrictions,however I think...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-09-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,854
Posted By dougi
I have a black Hexar AF, as well as Hexar RF,...

I have a black Hexar AF, as well as Hexar RF, Bessa R2 and R3A. For me, AF great for after dark and indoors but inability to open up wide in daylight an annoyance. In Australia I think you can...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-29-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,247
Posted By dougi
The new R2As and R3As couple to 0.7m and is a...

The new R2As and R3As couple to 0.7m and is a handy improvement over the earlier ones which stopped around 0.9m. Note that this never seemed documented in the R2 instructions.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-13-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By dougi
THose prices seem expensive. Here is Oz I picked...

THose prices seem expensive. Here is Oz I picked one up 2 years ago at a local regular camera shop second hand for A$599 which I thought was pricey. It doesn't seem so now!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-10-2005
Replies: 34
Views: 3,524
Posted By dougi
I think all the 'Bessa' models with the new...

I think all the 'Bessa' models with the new rangefinder are suffering from QC a bit. My new R3A had a rotated patch, which was disconcerting! Although I swapped it for a new one, it meant I no...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-03-2005
Replies: 53
Views: 3,201
Posted By dougi
Yeah I always carry two. Hexar RF w 35mm and...

Yeah I always carry two. Hexar RF w 35mm and Bessa R3A for 50/90mm or fitted with faster film. You need some way to reduce the number of lense or film changes!
Lenses for travelling for me are 35,...
Forum: Other RF 02-13-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 1,851
Posted By dougi
Well there's a y2000 reissue for sale on Oz...

Well there's a y2000 reissue for sale on Oz fleabay too:


http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=15234&item=3872300789&rd=1
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-02-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 3,624
Posted By dougi
Thanks to Huck from me too! My R2 always...

Thanks to Huck from me too! My R2 always uncoupled ~0.8m uisng M-Hexanons and suspected this was a design isue but could never find any proper info. R3A works a lot better in this regard!

Dougi
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-08-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 2,873
Posted By dougi
I picked up my R3A from Mainline last thursday. ...

I picked up my R3A from Mainline last thursday. I have to wait until xmas until i'm allowed to play with it properly though!

For me, it was always going to be 50/90 & ultrawides for me as a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-30-2004
Replies: 14
Views: 2,110
Posted By dougi
I have glasses too, but already expected 40mm...

I have glasses too, but already expected 40mm lines would be no good. I intend my r3A (which arrives tommorrow in Oz) to be used for my 50 & 90 Hexanons & ultrawide 15mm. AE a bonus with ultrawides...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-08-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 3,321
Posted By dougi
I have just shot a couple of rolls with my new...

I have just shot a couple of rolls with my new 15mm too! I'd be interested in what aperture you have been using. I was using around f11 on Kodak HD200 which I wouldn't recommend as a combination! ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-24-2004
Replies: 55
Views: 4,193
Posted By dougi
C-41 B&Ws can be tricky to get processed...

C-41 B&Ws can be tricky to get processed correctly. I suggest you try a few different minilabs and stick with one that processes them reliably. Innaproriate channels at some minilabs will give you...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-12-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 1,479
Posted By dougi
Bessa R2 minimum coupling?

Having just bought a Bessa R2 to supplement my Hexar RF, could someone confirm that they all decouple the rangefinder with lenses capable of focusing at less than about 0.8m? I presume the Cosina...
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