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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Minutes Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Keep us updated on how this goes. As...

Keep us updated on how this goes.



As mentioned in another thread, my M2 has been going back and forth to the Australian Leica service centre trying to fix a very similar issue. Their latest...
Forum: Travel 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hi Sara, please feel free to post as much as you...

Hi Sara, please feel free to post as much as you like :)

I usually come over a couple of times a year to visit family (once for CNY and then whenever we can fit it in...). I think I'll be back for a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,906
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
This one made me chuckle :) Great shot!

This one made me chuckle :) Great shot!
Forum: Photography General Interest 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,162
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Nope, no countdown clock. The IG link just takes...

Nope, no countdown clock. The IG link just takes me to a photo of a X1D shutter button and asks me to sign up for their newsletter. The link through their IG bio just takes me through to the same...
Forum: Photography General Interest 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,162
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Am I missing something here? All I see at the...

Am I missing something here? All I see at the Hasselblad link is the regular homepage with existing products and whatnot... No teaser?



Go back a few decades and I suspect there would have been...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 3,991
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kuala Lumpur MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Kuala Lumpur

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47948704741_b8e256c1cb_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 413
Views: 62,061
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Jökulsárlón,...

Jökulsárlón, Iceland

Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7815/46500844795_2a1d1e7bb9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dR7Z6n)

https://live.staticflickr.com/7838/32474045187_f076b01302_c.jpg...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 2 Days Ago
Replies: 488
Views: 145,595
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dusty | Battery Point M2, 5cm Summicron...

Dusty | Battery Point

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47810236921_a567d06b2d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fQPXKF)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 878
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
High route between Col d'Arratille (2528m) and...

High route between Col d'Arratille (2528m) and Col des Mulets (2591m), Day 14 of the Haute Randonnée Pyrénéenne (HRP)

Olympus EM5 and Voigtlander...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 195
Views: 13,152
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax MX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and...

Pentax MX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and 400TX

https://live.staticflickr.com/4374/36229929830_1e445fbfdc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XcvRUA)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 319
Views: 14,080
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
MX, S-M-C Takumar 105/f2.8 and...

MX, S-M-C Takumar 105/f2.8 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47949541902_d2e0be5e9f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g48WgG)

Spotmatic F, SMC Takumar 50/f1.4 and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 908
Views: 147,689
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pine Forest Moor Pentax LX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Pine Forest Moor

Pentax LX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/4186/34693880685_97b0212639_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/URMd1D)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 3,130
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Darling Point, Sydney M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5...

Darling Point, Sydney

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and 400TX

https://live.staticflickr.com/7139/27174797403_b1b67c1734_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HpkWvH)
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 2,175
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yep. I think taping over the logo makes about...

Yep.


I think taping over the logo makes about as much sense as using black paint bodies for street because 'stealth'...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 15,331
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Barmah National Park Olympus 35RD and...

Barmah National Park


Olympus 35RD and Portra400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48024281612_442fd5d59c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gaJZMo)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 3,130
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lymington, Tasmania Olympus 35RD +...

Lymington, Tasmania


Olympus 35RD + HP5+


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48024205983_2561c50c23_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gaJBir)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 32,350
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Newtown, Sydney Olympus 35RD and...

Newtown, Sydney



Olympus 35RD and Portra400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48024178661_4ab09730ac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gaJtbn)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 690
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hmmm I suspect there aren't many unserviced...

Hmmm I suspect there aren't many unserviced Series 3 Land Rovers (forgive me if I've got my Series mixed up) happily driving today...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,555
Views: 275,415
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Holden Torana LC coupe. This one was owned by an...

Holden Torana LC coupe. This one was owned by an older retired mechanic who lived in Sydney's Inner West. From conversations I gather he bought it new around ~1970 and has been the only person to own...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,659
Views: 786,384
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
How does the DA lens go on 35mm?

How does the DA lens go on 35mm?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 319
Views: 14,080
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I feel like this is somehow appropriate for a...

I feel like this is somehow appropriate for a Takumar thread on a Rangefinder forum...


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48016458176_a7b2d034dd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ga3U9y)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 690
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Isn’t that the point though? Old mechanical...

Isn’t that the point though? Old mechanical things need servicing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7,402
Views: 3,769,313
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
:) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/480164581...

:)


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48016458176_a7b2d034dd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ga3U9y)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 84
Views: 1,393
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I really enjoyed C200, although haven't shot much...

I really enjoyed C200, although haven't shot much of it...


M2 and Voigtlander 35/f2.5



https://live.staticflickr.com/4886/45906157675_d63dcd301e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cWz4ka)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kuala Lumpur MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and...

Kuala Lumpur


MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and Pancro400



https://live.staticflickr.com/7829/32271044947_be5982cbbc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RaFxmF)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 690
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
As David points out, the only definite way is to...

As David points out, the only definite way is to see a receipt for the service. If a seller claims a CLA but can't provide a receipt, you could possibly contact the repair tech and ask if they have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,906
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Full stretch | Kingston Beach MX, S-M-C Takumar...

Full stretch | Kingston Beach


MX, S-M-C Takumar 28/f3.5 and Tmax400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47949555393_749edefd31_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g491hi)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 560
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Of course they do, because online reviews are one...

Of course they do, because online reviews are one size fits all (unless you're reading a review on, say, an astro-photographery site or a macro site). As much as we would like them to be, reviews are...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 826
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Seperate accounts seems like a way of making an...

Seperate accounts seems like a way of making an already clunky forum even more clunky...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 826
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I've tried to upload to the gallery a few times...

I've tried to upload to the gallery a few times during my membership at RFF. Always ended up getting caught by some snag my technophobe mind can't handle and giving up. It is honestly one of the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 474
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I know (check my sig). I didn't say the M2 *has*...

I know (check my sig). I didn't say the M2 *has* 28mm framelines, I said you don't need an external VF for 28mm on an M2.

The Voigtlander 28/f2 is by far my most used lens on the M2 and if you use...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 662
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Last week when I realised I have nine versions of...

Last week when I realised I have nine versions of the Pentax/Takumar 50mm...

But seriously, I get the urge to purge all the time, which is odd because I also get the urge for GAS all the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 474
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
You don't need an external VF for 28mm on an M2 ;)

You don't need an external VF for 28mm on an M2 ;)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 474
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Personally I think your best bet when travelling...

Personally I think your best bet when travelling is to stick to gear you know. If you are familiar with your M2/50mm Cron and know how to get the best out of it, there are going to be literally...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,918
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
And M3's don't get light leaks? :confused:

And M3's don't get light leaks? :confused:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Done (kind of). I've started a thread in the...

Done (kind of). I've started a thread in the Repair/Camera Care forum listing all the individual threads talking about this issue.

Hopefully if anything else is dug up it can be added to the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Leica M2 light leak threads

Hi all, over the years there have been a number of threads relating to a light leak particular to the M2. There's snippets of useful info in all of them, so I thought it would be helpful to have them...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Week Ago
Replies: 433
Views: 32,443
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dusty Autocord and...

Dusty

Autocord and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46710523545_8a68bccd4b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eaDDhe)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
FYI OK, after a whole bunch of back and forth...

FYI

OK, after a whole bunch of back and forth with the repair techs, they are pretty sure they've fixed the light leak mentioned above.

What they said is that they've applied a black mask the the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 7,186
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kettering, Tasmania MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and...

Kettering, Tasmania

MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and Tmax100

https://live.staticflickr.com/7912/32960395178_fa288c75d3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SdADau)
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lion Dance costumes | USJ M2, Voigtlander...

Lion Dance costumes | USJ

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and Ektar100

https://live.staticflickr.com/1519/26243411330_f6e88946f4_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
My Grandfather Cliff and his cousin Athol,...

My Grandfather Cliff and his cousin Athol, somewhere up around Lake St Clair in 1942. They would have been 17 at the time.

https://live.staticflickr.com/5305/5580653477_b1171530e2_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 5,355
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Reviving this thread because there seems to be...

Reviving this thread because there seems to be very little info available on the Kardon.

In case anyone is interested, Mainline Photographics in Sydney (Australian Voigtlander Distributor) currently...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,918
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I don't think the author has forgotten anything....

I don't think the author has forgotten anything. It's probably worth re-reading the Editor's Note right at the start of the article, particularly this bit:

'...I wanted to clarify that this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 7,186
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Farr40 OD 'War Games' | Derwent Sailing...

Farr40 OD 'War Games' | Derwent Sailing Squadron

M2, 90mm Tele Elmarit and Pancro400

https://live.staticflickr.com/896/42029477105_e3fa9a6f4a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27314fZ)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,555
Views: 275,415
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Alfa | St Peters M2, 50mm Summilux v2 and...

Alfa | St Peters

M2, 50mm Summilux v2 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/8206/28904941250_50e03c91e0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/L3eo13)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Six years later and there still doesn't appear to...

Six years later and there still doesn't appear to be an alternative to 'Show me a nice old car', so hopefully this thread will gain some traction (pardon the pun)...

Spotted in Kuala Lumpur

Pentax...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,740
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2 (~$1000aud) + adapted Super Takumar 28/f3.5...

M2 (~$1000aud) + adapted Super Takumar 28/f3.5 (~$50aud)

Zone focus street dream :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 6,996
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, 5cm Cron Collapsible and...

M2, 5cm Cron Collapsible and 400TX

https://live.staticflickr.com/4404/36580612726_7b2edb9b09_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XJvcHq)

https://live.staticflickr.com/4407/36489122401_4411d748d8_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 319
Views: 14,080
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Can you tell us which Takumars? There were an...

Can you tell us which Takumars?

There were an awful lot, some great, some good, some less so. So saying 'Takumar's aren't as good as Fujinon or Contax' doesn't tell us much...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,918
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I know it's just a bit of pot stirring fun, but...

I know it's just a bit of pot stirring fun, but the article rings (mostly) true for me.

Pretty... I find the M2 the most elegant Leica from an industrial design perspective. None of the M3's clunky...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,006
Views: 602,213
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Andy in the workshop Autocord, 75mm Chiyoko...

Andy in the workshop

Autocord, 75mm Chiyoko Rokkor and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33748748818_9457cd1649_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,906
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dusty looking incredibly forlorn while he waits...

Dusty looking incredibly forlorn while he waits for his human to finish work and take him to the beach.

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 878
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pen F and m.ZD...

Pen F and m.ZD 12/f2

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32903874247_f5fe84b8a3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S8AXsF)
Skálafell (https://flic.kr/p/S8AXsF) by Nick Clark...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 254
Views: 39,046
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, 90mm Tele Elmarit and...

M2, 90mm Tele Elmarit and 400TX

https://live.staticflickr.com/7530/15822369451_64fe71a517_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q7aMci)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 667
Views: 83,762
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Patterns in the sand | West Head, Tasmania M2,...

Patterns in the sand | West Head, Tasmania

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and P400H

https://live.staticflickr.com/7522/16010158872_802e4950aa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qoLfrW)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,711
Views: 319,313
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kuala Lumpur Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Kuala Lumpur

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47948675743_5b4d252a8d_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 32,350
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Downpour in Kuala Lumpur MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Downpour in Kuala Lumpur

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47948704461_c4924b0a96_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g44Dk4)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 319
Views: 14,080
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
MX. Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 28/f3.5 and...

MX. Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 28/f3.5 and Tmax400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47949587956_bba736e73a_c.jpg...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Daily commute | Kuala Lumpur Pentax MX, SMC-M...

Daily commute | Kuala Lumpur

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47948704741_b8e256c1cb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g44DpT)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 988
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I think it would. Different finishes in the same...

I think it would. Different finishes in the same colour always look a bit odd to me...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 206
Views: 5,001
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Saturday was when they were down for the Great...

Saturday was when they were down for the Great Migration. Uploader *should* be working now.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,557
Views: 1,300,084
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and...

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and Portra400



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47020853334_7c504da6dc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eD5avQ)
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 206
Views: 5,001
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Uploader has been working perfectly for me for...

Uploader has been working perfectly for me for the last day or so...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,659
Views: 786,384
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax 50's as far as the eye can see...

Pentax 50's as far as the eye can see :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47939901727_1819e38925_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g3hwzM)

Mounted:
- SV - Super Takumar 50/f1.4 (8 element)
- SP-F - SMC...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 488
Views: 145,595
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Betong, Thailand M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and...

Betong, Thailand

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and Portra160

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47934363996_df8b548c4d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g2N9pE)
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 206
Views: 5,001
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yep, Uploader is cactus for me too.

Yep, Uploader is cactus for me too.
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Some...

Some more...



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47058281474_e6d418d934_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eGnZAA)Skálafell (https://flic.kr/p/2eGnZAA) by Nick Clark...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I love this shot Craig

I love this shot Craig
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Awaiting the wedding games... An interesting...

Awaiting the wedding games...

An interesting tradition for Malaysian weddings (mostly Chinese Malaysians) is the 'door games'. On the morning of the wedding, the groom is required to come and...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
In a sense, it actually didn't live up to it's...

In a sense, it actually didn't live up to it's name. Considering we were there in mid-winter, it was surprisingly 'warm' (around 8C most days) and very wet - rain every day which only changed to snow...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,561
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Again... 'You will not promote, belabor, or...

Again...

'You will not promote, belabor, or condemn any political or religious ideology during forum discussion.'

Enough with the digs at feminism. We do not all share the same politics or...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
No, I really haven't played around with high-res...

No, I really haven't played around with high-res mode.
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Iceland in winter

A small collection from a roadtrip along the south coast of Iceland in January this year.

Pen F, m.ZD 12/f2 and m.ZD 45/f1.8

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47058279174_055a46bfc3_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,561
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'd love to know who you mean by the 'soyboys'?

I'd love to know who you mean by the 'soyboys'?
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,561
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
'You will not promote, belabor, or condemn any...

'You will not promote, belabor, or condemn any political or religious ideology during forum discussion.'

There's only one place this discussion is likely to go, if it isn't there already.

Thou...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lion Dance, Chinese New Year 2019 | Kuala...

Lion Dance, Chinese New Year 2019 | Kuala Lumpur

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Pancro400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7923/32271044127_52ab8ecc78_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 6,996
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Did they mention the fog in the ad? If not,...

Did they mention the fog in the ad? If not, highlight it and see if you can drive the price down.

At the end of the day, fog and/or marks that are only visible with a flashlight are very unlikely to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 6,996
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hard to tell from a single low-res photo but it...

Hard to tell from a single low-res photo but it does look good.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 595
Views: 72,464
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Around Sydney Pentax LX and...

Around Sydney

Pentax LX and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/4241/35278219706_4ea25ee1a0_c.jpg...
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Just upstream from Parit Falls in the Cameron...

Just upstream from Parit Falls in the Cameron Highlands

Minolta Autocord and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/4750/39416468875_73caefc1ac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2346GWX)
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
It took a while but I'm finally coming around to...

It took a while but I'm finally coming around to durian :)
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
You're welcome! The Hanoi thread is a wonderful...

You're welcome! The Hanoi thread is a wonderful insight into the city :)

This time some colour! These two photos are from my Uncle's (in-law) Durian plantation near Kelian Intan, a tiny tin mining...
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pre-wedding dress fitting. Somewhere near Kota...

Pre-wedding dress fitting. Somewhere near Kota Kemuning, KL

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/1731/41941162934_93656fa07d_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,659
Views: 786,384
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Super wide GAS Pentax SV + Super-Multi-Coated...

Super wide GAS

Pentax SV + Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 20/f4.5

Hasselblad SWC/M + Zeiss Biogon 38/f4.5

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32895039437_2c02faa02e_c.jpg...
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Malaysia on film

Hi all,

Inspired by Trung Nguyen's (member 'kiemchacsu') long running and fantastic thread about Hanoi on a Leica M (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=142226), I'd...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 6,996
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Blue light M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and...

Blue light

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46893863955_2664a4dd2d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2erRiZM)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2019
Replies: 795
Views: 90,211
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Sydney MX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and...

Sydney

MX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and Tmax100


https://live.staticflickr.com/4917/32960396428_75166c0dc2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SdADx3)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 63,394
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yep still not working for me...

Yep still not working for me...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-10-2019
Replies: 104
Views: 6,996
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dusty M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and...

Dusty

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47810236921_a567d06b2d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fQPXKF)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-10-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 63,394
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I’m not seeing any of those images. Just a blank...

I’m not seeing any of those images. Just a blank filler with ‘Content protected by owner’
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-09-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 63,394
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Is anyone else using this gem of a lens? Cabbage...

Is anyone else using this gem of a lens?

Cabbage Gum/Snow Gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora) | Central Plateau, Tasmania

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-09-2019
Replies: 823
Views: 160,842
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A fast, compact 90mm. The new 75/f1.5 Nokton...

A fast, compact 90mm.

The new 75/f1.5 Nokton looks great, but I’d like something that fits my M2 framelines :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-09-2019
Replies: 104
Views: 6,996
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dusty M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and...

Dusty

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46893864175_2df9ba1913_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2erRj4z)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3,177
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
King Billy Pine (Athrotaxis selaginoides) |...

King Billy Pine (Athrotaxis selaginoides) | Pelion Gap, Tasmania

KBP's are one of Tasmania's endemic conifers and can live up to 1500 years in perfect conditions (importantly they need to be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,787
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
MONA, Tasmania's arts and culture...

MONA, Tasmania's arts and culture behemoth...



https://live.staticflickr.com/1979/45144716744_323e52f812_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bMhttf)
35RD + HP5+
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,275
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Voigtlander 28/f2 Ultron. 28mm because it's wide...

Voigtlander 28/f2 Ultron.

28mm because it's wide enough to give context, but not so wide as to distort excessively towards the edges. I've also found that using the whole M2 viewfinder gives a good...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2019
Replies: 1,417
Views: 193,935
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Eucalyptus | Kangaroo Valley, New South...

Eucalyptus | Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales

Pentax LX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33823300398_0358ee75d0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TwRfPG)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2019
Replies: 667
Views: 83,762
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
East Coast Low | Manly, New South Wales M2,...

East Coast Low | Manly, New South Wales


M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Portra400



https://live.staticflickr.com/8114/29086297552_9619bbb818_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LjfSUQ)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 7,402
Views: 3,769,313
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
It's fully clothed now...

It's fully clothed now ;)

https://live.staticflickr.com/7601/16844871426_7161c6e153_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rEwnpG)

https://live.staticflickr.com/8692/16256074584_72dc3d2c2f_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,055
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Easy to adapt but a pain in the bum to actually...

Easy to adapt but a pain in the bum to actually shoot. I occasionally use my Takumars on my MX. They’re very nice, but having to manually stop down to meter and shoot gets old pretty quick...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,055
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
If you really want/need a meter, I would look at...

If you really want/need a meter, I would look at the Spotmatic F and 'SMC' Takumar lenses to get full open-aperture metering.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,055
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Ah, right. OK...

Ah, right. OK...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,055
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
It’s quite possible the OP, as a ‘spot newbie’,...

It’s quite possible the OP, as a ‘spot newbie’, doesn’t even know that the pre-Spotmatic M42 Pentax’s exist. Most people who aren’t familiar with early Pentax/Asahi lore assume all screw-mounts are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 7,402
Views: 3,769,313
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
https://live.staticflickr.com/7609/16690183610_1a5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7609/16690183610_1a5f7f43d2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rqRy7o)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 321
Views: 53,204
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lake Windermere and Crater Lake | Tasmania M2,...

Lake Windermere and Crater Lake | Tasmania


M2, 90mm Tele Elmarit and Portra160



https://live.staticflickr.com/5773/21861267911_bc0d4e04ff_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ziNHjg)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 878
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Snow | Marions Lookout, Tasmania M2,...

Snow | Marions Lookout, Tasmania


M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 Color Skopar and 400TX



https://live.staticflickr.com/8127/15638436569_e92775f812_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pPV5mH)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,055
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'm not sure where you get that idea? Takumar's...

I'm not sure where you get that idea? Takumar's come up for sale all the time! In the past few weeks I've seen good examples of the 20/f4.5, 24/f3.5, 50/f1.4 '8 element', 50/f1.4 '7 element',...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,055
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Another vote from me to look at the pre-Spotmatic...

Another vote from me to look at the pre-Spotmatic Pentax's. I find them to be beautifully elegent, both aesthetically and in use. Similar in design ethos to an SLR version of the early mechanical M's...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-21-2019
Replies: 580
Views: 85,097
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Durian | Kuala Lumpur M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and...

Durian | Kuala Lumpur


M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and Tmax100


https://live.staticflickr.com/1736/41941160844_5881377dc4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26UcpUQ)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-18-2019
Replies: 2,659
Views: 786,384
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
One of the cleanest black MX’s I’ve seen!

One of the cleanest black MX’s I’ve seen!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2019
Replies: 1,417
Views: 193,935
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Silver Peppermint (Eucalyptus tenuiramis) |...

Silver Peppermint (Eucalyptus tenuiramis) | Tasman Peninsula

This tree would have been badly burnt during a major bushfire in 2003/04, and then scorched again during a minor control burn in 2015....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,772
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A great deal of the upper structure of Notre Dame...

A great deal of the upper structure of Notre Dame is built from oak, not stone, and oak burns very well.



It's unlikely that France (or the rest of Europe) has any oak forests left that are old...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,906
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dusty Autocord and...

Dusty


Autocord and Portra400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46710523545_8a68bccd4b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eaDDhe)


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33748749878_a8cacb5a96_c.jpg...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-16-2019
Replies: 917
Views: 222,600
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Andy Autocord and...

Andy


Autocord and Portra400



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33748748818_9457cd1649_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TqgaeC)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-13-2019
Replies: 413
Views: 62,061
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The first one is showing up at the same size as...

The first one is showing up at the same size as most of the other images posted here.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3,991
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Ahem, I suspect it was a Pentax MX ;) Or...

Ahem, I suspect it was a Pentax MX ;)


Or perhaps a Minolta X-700/570?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3,991
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Here's a comparison with the K50/f1.2 and MX...

Here's a comparison with the K50/f1.2 and MX 'standard' M50/f1.4. The 'M' is pretty tiny for a f1.4.



https://live.staticflickr.com/7852/32647907187_f21d2643a1_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2019
Replies: 319
Views: 14,080
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A quick family snap... Spotmatic F and MX (w....

A quick family snap...


Spotmatic F and MX (w. M42-PK adapter)
S-M-C Takumar 105/f2.8
Super Takumar 28/f3.5
S-M-C Takumar 20/f4.5
Super Takumar 200/f4
S-M-C Takumar 50/f1.4
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks for the suggestion. I can't find this...

Thanks for the suggestion. I can't find this particular photo but really enjoyed looking through his work.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yes, you can do a reverse image search....

Yes, you can do a reverse image search. Unfortunately this has only shown the hundreds of blogs and tumblrs and pinterest accounts that have reposted the photo without credit...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Who took this photo?

Hi all, one for the brains trust...


Does anyone know who took this photo? I've found hundreds of examples floating around the interwebs, but none with credit... Any ideas?


Thanks, Nick
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 1,198
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Impressive, I particularly like the colour and...

Impressive, I particularly like the colour and clarity in the sky.


Out of interest, did you scan these on an Epson flatbed? The horizontal green/blue line visible in most of these shots occurs if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I have to ask, why?

I have to ask, why?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,004
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Likewise, the only time I've cropped 6x6 to...

Likewise, the only time I've cropped 6x6 to something out of square is when I've shot with a certain composition in mind. I've never cropped to fit a paper size.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 878
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Snug Falls | Tasmania Autocord and...

Snug Falls | Tasmania

Autocord and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/4811/31341509747_7cf24e0c2c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PKxqVH)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,004
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
My SWC/M came from a retired pro who bought it...

My SWC/M came from a retired pro who bought it new in the '80s and used it professionally until a few years ago.

Yes, buying professional kit likely means it's been well used. But in my case it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-09-2019
Replies: 1,417
Views: 193,935
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Silver Peppermints in the mist | Tasman National...

Silver Peppermints in the mist | Tasman National Park

Spotmatic F, SMC Takumar 50/f1.4 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7901/46802095904_7443ec7810_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eiJYy1)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-08-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,106
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The joys of 'Custom' modes (or whatever they're...

The joys of 'Custom' modes (or whatever they're called in your brand of choice) :) Set them up to taste and they will always be the same.

Every time I turn on my Pen F in C1, it has exactly the same...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-07-2019
Replies: 362
Views: 53,418
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I had a look at this one big on Flickr and it's...

I had a look at this one big on Flickr and it's amazing the detail you've captured in the eagle and its nest! Impressive shot :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-06-2019
Replies: 413
Views: 62,061
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
SWC/M and Portra400 Jökulsárlón |...

SWC/M and Portra400

Jökulsárlón | Iceland
https://live.staticflickr.com/7857/32474044067_8d91b71db1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RtBXVv)

Cockle Creek |...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,106
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I don't have many thoughts, but I am reminded of...

I don't have many thoughts, but I am reminded of Paul Rand's observation that 'Design is so simple, that's why it's so complicated.'
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-06-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,958
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Which you received, in s p a d e s, and...

Which you received, in s p a d e s, and ignored... (huh, apparently 'sp*des' is rude?)

The thread didn't derail, it was never on the rails to begin with :bang:
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-06-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Sounds like you're all over it! Leon is a...

Sounds like you're all over it! Leon is a beautiful city, definitely a good place to spend a couple of days acclimatising.



Yep I walked the whole thing, and then came back the following year and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'd say good luck and I hope you enjoy it, but I...

I'd say good luck and I hope you enjoy it, but I know you will enjoy it and luck is for the unprepared! Have a fantastic time, it's an incredibly special place :) Out of interest, which section are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3,991
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'm far from an expert on this (hopefully others...

I'm far from an expert on this (hopefully others will offer their take...) but my reading is that the cost associated with the 8 element wasn't just that it had one more piece of glass, but rather...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3,991
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I honestly haven't shot with enough that are...

I honestly haven't shot with enough that are directly comparable to say.

On film I'd say the K85/f1.8 is a better lens than the TE 90/f2.8, but that's based on general 'feel', rather than a direct,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3,991
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I don't have one on file sorry. I'll try and put...

I don't have one on file sorry. I'll try and put one up when I get off work next week.

There's this shot I posted earlier, but it definitely makes the 50/f1.2 seem larger than it actually...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3,991
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
https://live.staticflickr.com/4559/38683442962_551...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4559/38683442962_551d512d1e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21WjKT9)

https://live.staticflickr.com/4847/32529907228_af01dcac85_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ryyh6s)
K50/f1.4 and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-05-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,958
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pretty sure OP returned the camera and lens...

Pretty sure OP returned the camera and lens before they actually asked the question...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-05-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,958
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
We do know that, no one in the thread has said...

We do know that, no one in the thread has said otherwise.

But perspective distortion will be the same for both...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,120
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
My Flickr pictures all seem to have their normal...

My Flickr pictures all seem to have their normal level of 'sharp'...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,958
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The X100 will give you exactly the same...

The X100 will give you exactly the same perspective distortion if you point it at the same subject from the same spot. As will any camera/lens with the same field of view.

This is one of the most...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2019
Replies: 255
Views: 32,899
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
LX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 @ f1.2 and...

LX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 @ f1.2 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7838/47525804571_0369d79ce6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fpGaVD)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-03-2019
Replies: 1,711
Views: 319,313
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Shed | Camp Cove, Sydney LX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and...

Shed | Camp Cove, Sydney

LX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7844/40559843243_8388dfea61_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24N8Nj8)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-02-2019
Replies: 319
Views: 14,080
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks! I just picked up a Super-Tak 55/f1.8...

Thanks!


I just picked up a Super-Tak 55/f1.8 with a SV. Very excited to see how it performs, they have a stellar reputation.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-02-2019
Replies: 319
Views: 14,080
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Spotmatic F, SMC Takumar 50/f1.4 and...

Spotmatic F, SMC Takumar 50/f1.4 and Portra400

Tasman National Park

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7901/46802095904_7443ec7810_c.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-29-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 13,560
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That’s odd... In Aus the new 35/f2 is $200...

That’s odd... In Aus the new 35/f2 is $200 cheaper than the f1.7 ($995aud, which translates as ~630 euro)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
They're same place they've always been......

They're same place they've always been... https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?forumid=62
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I wonder if the M-A is an indulgance, or a key...

I wonder if the M-A is an indulgance, or a key part of their brand marketing? They might not be making any direct profit from it (I have no idea), but I suspect is represents an important part of...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
If you read through the thread there's really...

If you read through the thread there's really only one person being negative.

For the rest, just curiousity that the name is worth so much, when everything but the name is identical. No one is...
Forum: Travel 03-26-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 4,796
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I love these mountain panoramas.

I love these mountain panoramas.
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-25-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,664
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That's a beautiful portrait, thanks for sharing

That's a beautiful portrait, thanks for sharing
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
To be fair, the M40/f2.8 has never been a bargain...

To be fair, the M40/f2.8 has never been a bargain (by Pentax standards anyway).

The average price on PF is noticeably higher than the M50/f1.4, despite the latter being very highly regarded, and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-24-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 13,560
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Perhaps a teeny tiny bit paranoid?

Perhaps a teeny tiny bit paranoid?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2019
Replies: 319
Views: 14,080
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Gorgeous black and white tones from the 35mm...

Gorgeous black and white tones from the 35mm Auto-Tak. I particularly like this one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2,834
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The shark was jumped long ago, but you make a...

The shark was jumped long ago, but you make a strong point.
Forum: Travel 03-23-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,411
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'm probably biased (my wife is from Kuala Lumpur...

I'm probably biased (my wife is from Kuala Lumpur and her family are originally from a small Malaysian village near the Thai border) but I would highly recommend the Singapore - Bangkok route. If...
Forum: Travel 03-23-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 18,185
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Margus has just started this thread on his latest...

Margus has just started this thread on his latest adventures ;) https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2877016&posted=1#post2877016
Forum: Travel 03-23-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 4,796
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
It's a great book :)

It's a great book :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 8,771
Views: 854,934
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A single owner M42 Pentax kit with a SV, Super...

A single owner M42 Pentax kit with a SV, Super Tak 55/f1.8, Super Tak 200/f4 and Light Meter II, all with original hoods, cases, manuals and accessories.

Then I picked up a very clean S-M-C Tak...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2,834
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Your preferences are your preferences, but are...

Your preferences are your preferences, but are you really arguing that using a 2000's plastic fantastic AF SLR in manual mode gives the same user experience as something like a Leica M3 or Pentax SV...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2,834
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Likewise...

Likewise...
Forum: Travel 03-23-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 18,185
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I had forgotten about this thread... A pleasure...

I had forgotten about this thread... A pleasure to be reminded!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2,834
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yeeeeeah, I think we'll have to agree that...

Yeeeeeah, I think we'll have to agree that 'better' is highly subjective in this case...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2,834
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Alternatively, it has all the modern features I...

Alternatively, it has all the modern features I don't want, and shoot mechanical film cameras to avoid :)
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 4,796
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Looking forward to seeing more photos from this...

Looking forward to seeing more photos from this trip!

I picked up the book you published a few years ago, and your 67 travel/landscape work is exceptional :)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-21-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Are the images properly exposed? If you are...

Are the images properly exposed?

If you are allowing the scanning software to automatically select each frame, it can get confused if part of the frame is very underexposed. There won't be enough...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-21-2019
Replies: 395
Views: 12,803
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I only just discovered this thread, wonderful...

I only just discovered this thread, wonderful work!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2019
Replies: 413
Views: 62,061
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Cockle Creek | Tasmania SWC/M and...

Cockle Creek | Tasmania

SWC/M and Portra400

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7857/46500844085_6b2d596ab1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dR7YT8)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-20-2019
Replies: 319
Views: 14,080
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A great lens, but not a Takumar...?

A great lens, but not a Takumar...?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 685
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yeah, except they also charge $120 for 'quote...

Yeah, except they also charge $120 for 'quote refusal'...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 685
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
No actually, the quote is just for the seals, not...

No actually, the quote is just for the seals, not a CLA. The camera was serviced about 18 months ago. The current repair quote is for a specific light leak that has emerged in the last 6 months (as...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 685
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks for the suggestion.

Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,753
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
About the same as it ever has... My M2 is worth...

About the same as it ever has...


My M2 is worth about 10x as much as my Spotmatic F, but I stick the same film in both...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-18-2019
Replies: 319
Views: 14,080
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Stunningly sharp bit of glass (as well as a great...

Stunningly sharp bit of glass (as well as a great macro). Hard to complain for $5!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 685
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yep I contacted him and he said he had a...

Yep I contacted him and he said he had a significant backlog of work. I'll keep him in mind in future.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-18-2019
Replies: 413
Views: 62,061
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Jökulsárlón | Iceland SWC/M and...

Jökulsárlón | Iceland

SWC/M and Portra400

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7909/46500845245_0eedc7339f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dR7Ze8)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-18-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,906
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dusty (AmStaff X) | Cockle Creek, Tasmania ...

Dusty (AmStaff X) | Cockle Creek, Tasmania

SWC/M and Portra400

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7855/46500843865_efb909f9c5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dR7YPk)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 685
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'm a firm believer in this, but the quote is...

I'm a firm believer in this, but the quote is about 50% the cost of a 'new' M2, just to replace the seals. Seems awfully close to price gouging...


In context, this is significantly more than what I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 685
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Is that the same ‘Walsh’ as Walch Optics? If so...

Is that the same ‘Walsh’ as Walch Optics? If so they still operate but only do very basic servicing.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 685
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2 seals replacement - quote seems unreasonable

Hi all, this is specifically for the Australian members.

I’ve just recieved a quote from Camera Clinic to replace the seals on my M2 - $466...

Is this reasonable? It seems very high compared to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2019
Replies: 319
Views: 14,080
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Two shots from my SMC Takumar 50/f1.4 mounted on...

Two shots from my SMC Takumar 50/f1.4 mounted on my old MX (please excuse the light leaks).



https://farm1.staticflickr.com/697/31538996554_c6ab6c908f_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3,991
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Surveyors Hut, Tasman National Park MX, SMC-M...

Surveyors Hut, Tasman National Park

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Portra400

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/789/40807346532_65894cb24b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25b1jqd)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-14-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,906
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dusty Pentax MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and...

Dusty

Pentax MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and HP5+

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7920/39870808433_ffaa0628f2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23KfjgB)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-14-2019
Replies: 667
Views: 83,762
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Reynisfjara | Iceland SWC/M and...

Reynisfjara | Iceland


SWC/M and HP5+


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7854/47088525752_cdfa22cdb5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eK41aE)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-11-2019
Replies: 1,417
Views: 193,935
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Urban tree | Kuala Lumpur MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Urban tree | Kuala Lumpur

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7800/40262010053_446bd9bb12_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24kPjT8)
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-11-2019
Replies: 284
Views: 16,987
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
No. When I bought my GR (I) I also purchased the...

No.

When I bought my GR (I) I also purchased the Voigt 28mm brightline finder (which is excellent), convinced that I wouldn't gell with a camera that didn't have a VF.

I used it for about a week...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2019
Replies: 319
Views: 14,080
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I've only recently been getting aquainted with...

I've only recently been getting aquainted with the K85/f1.8 (optically the same as the Super-Multi-Coated Tak) and it is exceptional. Probably the best short tele I've used.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I really enjoyed that, thanks for posting.

I really enjoyed that, thanks for posting.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3,991
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I've been pondering this quite a bit lately. I...

I've been pondering this quite a bit lately. I have very clean examples of some of the best Pentax manual lenses (M28/f2, K50/f1.2, K85/f1.8 and K135/f2.5) and none of them were over $300 (some quite...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3,991
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
My mistake, misread the spec sheet. Was looking...

My mistake, misread the spec sheet. Was looking at the 'late' version of the first version.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3,991
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The optical construction of the M28/f3.5 (6...

The optical construction of the M28/f3.5 (6 elements/6 groups) is different to both versions of the Takumar 28/f3.5 (7 elements/6 groups and then 7/7*). The first version of the Tak is also much...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2019
Replies: 1,711
Views: 319,313
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and...

MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and Tmax100

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7820/46298788615_ca9ffcccf4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dxgoQ8)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3,991
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dark MOFO Winter Festival | Hobart MX, SMC-K...

Dark MOFO Winter Festival | Hobart

MX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and Industrial 400

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1974/44835154744_b813c2872c_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2019
Replies: 413
Views: 62,061
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Ţingvellir | Iceland SWC/M and Portra400...

Ţingvellir | Iceland

SWC/M and Portra400

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7882/40175886383_67144bb3ce_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24dcVjg)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 19,364
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Jökulsárlón | Iceland 500CM, 80mm Planar and...

Jökulsárlón | Iceland

500CM, 80mm Planar and Portra400

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7913/47088461552_1755e5a4cc_c.jpg...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Has anyone tried this? Do the inserts stay...

Has anyone tried this? Do the inserts stay inserted?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-04-2019
Replies: 319
Views: 14,080
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A LNIB Super-Macro-Takumar 50/f4 I stumbled...

A LNIB Super-Macro-Takumar 50/f4 I stumbled across in the local classifieds. It's the cleanest 'old' lens I've ever seen, and doesn't look like it was ever actually...
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