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Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A fair bit. I often frame a 28mm using the full...

A fair bit.

I often frame a 28mm using the full 0.72 finder on my M2, and it neatly takes up the whole viewfinder. So more or less everything from 21mm - 28mm will be missing (which is quite a bit)....
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Ah I getcha, that makes sense!

Ah I getcha, that makes sense!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 120
Views: 8,349
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Do you have any before/after photos of the lens...

Do you have any before/after photos of the lens itself, and any similarly glarey shots taken after you had it cleaned up?

Mine was also cleaned professionally by the previous owner (I can't remember...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Forum bug - threads with no new posts

Hi all,

For the last few days I keep coming across threads that are near the top of the 'Active Threads' list, but when opened they don't have any new posts.

Eg. This thread:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 576
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I use a few meterless bodies (Leica M2, Pentax...

I use a few meterless bodies (Leica M2, Pentax SV, Nikon F with a dead Photomic and a Olympus 35RD also with a dead meter).

Usually I use a Sekonic external meter and occasionally an app. If the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 120
Views: 8,349
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Optimist Training pt.II | Sandy Bay Sailing...

Optimist Training pt.II | Sandy Bay Sailing Club

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203334482_4d5c24a073_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gryFXQ)
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 1 Day Ago
Replies: 497
Views: 148,357
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Evening training run | Lower Sandy Bay M2, 5cm...

Evening training run | Lower Sandy Bay

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203290711_0b57a50022_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2grysXa)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,205
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Has anyone managed to shoot the 75/f1.5 on film?

Has anyone managed to shoot the 75/f1.5 on film?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,099
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax LX and MX with a some of Pentax's tastier...

Pentax LX and MX with a some of Pentax's tastier glass.

Interestingly, this whole kit (arguably two of Pentax's best SLR's and best manual lenses) cost less than my M2. 'Value' is an odd...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 443
Views: 64,563
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Long exposure experiments | Cape Hauy SWC/M and...

Long exposure experiments | Cape Hauy

SWC/M and Portra400 - 5min @ f8

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335397766_75a17eb158_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDexM1)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48556317642_c9...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48556317642_c97cf924bb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gYKPyo)
Thelymitra cyanea (Veined Sun Orchid) | Tasman National Park (EM5 and Super-Macro-Takumar...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 237
Views: 21,340
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Sydney M2, 50mm Summilux pre-ASPH and...

Sydney


M2, 50mm Summilux pre-ASPH and Tmax400


https://live.staticflickr.com/7181/27259787844_15a26f922c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HwRxd9)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 815
Views: 91,671
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Paris M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and...

Paris


M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and 400TX


https://live.staticflickr.com/2829/33635787206_228864e555_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TfhcFC)
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 5 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,460
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, 50mm Summilux pre-ASPH and...

M2, 50mm Summilux pre-ASPH and TMax400


https://live.staticflickr.com/7369/27259789504_73cd9cbef1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HwRxGL)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
These are two of the three Tasmanian members of...

These are two of the three Tasmanian members of the Pterostylis longifolia complex. Visually the only reliable way to tell the difference is the amount of dark colouring on the labellum, or 'tongue'....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I haven't spoken with Botanical Gardens, but I am...

I haven't spoken with Botanical Gardens, but I am in regular contact with a bunch of local botanists and keen amateurs. I actually work for Parks, and we're about to publish a field guide to native...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lovely corner of the state :) Are you here for...

Lovely corner of the state :) Are you here for long enough to explore? Or just work...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Tasmanian native orchids

This will hopefully be a long-running thread documenting my (rather ambitious) project to find and photograph all of Tasmania's native orchid species*.

Tassie is home to about 200 individual species...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 938
Views: 149,687
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Who are you talking to?

Who are you talking to?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 938
Views: 149,687
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
North Esk River | Launceston Pentax LX, SMC-K...

North Esk River | Launceston

Pentax LX, SMC-K 24/f2.8 and FP4

https://live.staticflickr.com/4151/4971505518_3035506c44_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8zjgoo)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 681
Views: 85,610
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Blackmans Bay Pentax LX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and...

Blackmans Bay

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/7835/32960271948_cde8c9a89a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SdA1wQ)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 452
Views: 173,856
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kings Bridge (1864) | Launceston Pentax LX,...

Kings Bridge (1864) | Launceston

Pentax LX, SMC-K 24/f2.8 and FP4. Aperture priority at f8. This was from a few years ago when I was experimenting with the LX's off-the-film...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 3,727
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
'Does Leica take advantage of their M...

'Does Leica take advantage of their M users...'



Well, of course... They're a commercial company. They'll charge what they think the market will tolerate/expect, and they'll charge in line with the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7,440
Views: 3,790,002
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That's fantastic!

That's fantastic!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,216
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
For a long time I had one of the original EP1's,...

For a long time I had one of the original EP1's, with the much maligned Zuiko 17/f2.8.

It wasn't fancy, but it was definitely fun :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/5285/5332185967_77016fbb94_z.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7,440
Views: 3,790,002
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That is the strangest lens shade I've ever seen....

That is the strangest lens shade I've ever seen. Do you have a photo of it opened?
Forum: Optics Theory - 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,895
Views: 1,735,007
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dark Mofo Winter Festival | Hobart Pentax SV,...

Dark Mofo Winter Festival | Hobart

Pentax SV, Super Takumar 50/f1.4 8 element and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48135528553_3b86b9c307_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,656
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Fishing line for my SWC/M. It's not pretty, but...

Fishing line for my SWC/M. It's not pretty, but it works :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48360905646_eb17239fb2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gFuho3)
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,460
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
After dark in Malaysia is less so about smoke and...

After dark in Malaysia is less so about smoke and beers, and more so about food.

M2 and Voigtlander 28/f2

https://live.staticflickr.com/1736/41941160844_5881377dc4_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The same thing has happened in Sydney's Inner...

The same thing has happened in Sydney's Inner West over the last decade and a bit. Traditionally very working class with a lot of manufacturing, poor, big migrant communities.

Now you can't buy a 2...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 213
Views: 33,015
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That is stunning!

That is stunning!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,651
Views: 280,789
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dodge | Newtown, Sydney M2, 50mm Summilux v2 and...

Dodge | Newtown, Sydney

M2, 50mm Summilux v2 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7117/27259293544_3a707bd3c9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HwP1gJ)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 265
Views: 23,949
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Prince of Wales Bay M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and...

Prince of Wales Bay

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7298/27507802770_26b90d79ed_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HULFpy)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 443
Views: 64,563
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Trident Bluff | Tasman National Park SWC/M and...

Trident Bluff | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335397206_459f0600b4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDexBm)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 5,520
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Monolithic | Sydney MX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and...

Monolithic | Sydney

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/4868/46835902971_7528321a78_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2emJfdt)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Two of the original Tasmanian skiing cabins | Ben...

Two of the original Tasmanian skiing cabins | Ben Lomond National Park

M2, Voigtlander 25/f2.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7590/27786069905_d0b68cc497_c.jpg...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,460
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Late night Turkish ice cream bar | Newtown,...

Late night Turkish ice cream bar | Newtown, Sydney

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and 400TX

https://live.staticflickr.com/7465/27751583226_b90211bfab_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Jhj7QS)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 443
Views: 64,563
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Between the continental plates | Ţingvellir,...

Between the continental plates | Ţingvellir, Iceland

SWC/M and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/7880/32198856347_f69c319a8f_c.jpg...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,878
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That's a really wonderful (and sad) story, thanks...

That's a really wonderful (and sad) story, thanks for sharing!

...

Chinese New Years ceremony | USJ

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Larry, I thought I would follow up on this for...

Larry, I thought I would follow up on this for anyone who stumbles across this thread in future.

I've been doing a lot of digging, trying to figure out what's going on with my (still unsolved) M2...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 649
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Flags in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For those that...

Flags in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For those that don't know, the Malaysian flag is very similar to the US flag.

Pentax MX, SMC Pentax 50/f1.4 and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 938
Views: 149,687
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Glenlusk M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and...

Glenlusk

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and 400TX

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48468417131_01b9392c92_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gQZiNk)
Forum: Optics Theory - 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Clickbaity article makes fuss about incredible...

Clickbaity article makes fuss about incredible solution without actually explaining or even discussing solution. But you'll never believe what happens next!

Well, it is Gizmodo...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 443
Views: 64,563
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Morning shadows | Tasman National Park SWC/M and...

Morning shadows | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335544532_312619c1bf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDfips)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Rangers hut and workshop, Tasman National...

Rangers hut and workshop, Tasman National Park


SWC/M and Portra400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335543292_bd5cabfd67_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDfi35)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 213
Views: 33,015
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and...

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and 400TX



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48468416561_c3a73697e2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gQZiCv)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 815
Views: 91,671
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, 90mm Tele Elmarit and...

M2, 90mm Tele Elmarit and 400TX


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48468563292_bceaab3c4b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gR14fm)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 287
Views: 12,533
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I wouldn't have thought so. As I understand it...

I wouldn't have thought so. As I understand it any patent on the original design would be well expired by now.


Not that I know much about the topic, so correct me it I'm wrong :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 5,520
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
MX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and...

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


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47948661827_201300612e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g44qDZ)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The path to Wughalee Falls | Tasman National...

The path to Wughalee Falls | Tasman National Park

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48443121502_cba17f0830_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gNKEhN)
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 497
Views: 148,357
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Tall eucalyptus forest | Cape Pillar M2,...

Tall eucalyptus forest | Cape Pillar

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48442971626_bbb3b1f853_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gNJTJJ)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 287
Views: 12,533
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Add me to the list. Super impressed with the...

Add me to the list. Super impressed with the samples so far!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 5,520
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yeah it’s certainly not an issue unique to the...

Yeah it’s certainly not an issue unique to the MX...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
OK, so I have just received the M2 back from...

OK, so I have just received the M2 back from Camera Clinic (official Australian Leica repairer) and the leak is still there. This is now the third time the camera has been sent to try and fix this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 5,520
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Jan | Kingston Beach MX, Super Takumar 28/f3.5...

Jan | Kingston Beach

MX, Super Takumar 28/f3.5 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47949587956_bba736e73a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g49aXJ)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 5,520
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I've had three and they've all been very...

I've had three and they've all been very reliable. At the end of the day it's a relatively simple mechanical SLR with a cloth focal plane shutter. Not a lot to go wrong...

I haven't had meter...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 1,671
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Potentially yes, if only because it seems to be...

Potentially yes, if only because it seems to be the only way you can buy a digital M that doesn't have that horrible red dot.


All hypothetical of course, given my bank account :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Camera Clinic (VIC) - official Leica...

Camera Clinic (VIC) - official Leica repairer.
European Camera Service (VIC) - haven't used him but comes highly recommended. Leica trained. I contacted him about working on my M2 and he had a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 443
Views: 64,563
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Forest Raven (Corvus tasmanicus) | Tasman...

Forest Raven (Corvus tasmanicus) | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335399916_552f28f235_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDeyq5)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 443
Views: 64,563
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The 907x/CFV50cII is really the first MFD that...

The 907x/CFV50cII is really the first MFD that has seriously caught my eye (although it's well beyond my budget). Really interesting system camera.

How would theFoV of 21mm on 33x33 compare to 38mm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 443
Views: 64,563
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I really like this one in particular. Is that...

I really like this one in particular. Is that Iceland?



Munro Hut | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Portra400 - 60" @ f8

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335543997_1293fe3014_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Does anyone know how difficult it would be to...

Does anyone know how difficult it would be to return them to the original M2 plugs?
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 6,009
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Likely: - Voigtlander 35mm Ultron (f2 or...

Likely:
- Voigtlander 35mm Ultron (f2 or f1.7)

Possible:
- Sony A7III or similar for use with manual lenses. I've been putting this one off for a while.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,141
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
It never made it to the moon, but it's worth...

It never made it to the moon, but it's worth mentioning that the 38mm Biogon did make it to space, with the SWC flying during both the Gemini and early Apollo programs.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 120
Views: 8,349
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Misty mornings | Tamar River Leica M2, 5cm...

Misty mornings | Tamar River

Leica M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203291576_261aed8bb3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2grytd5)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 357
Views: 17,807
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Franklin, Tasmania Pentax SV, Super Takumar...

Franklin, Tasmania

Pentax SV, Super Takumar 28/f3.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48135494091_2cf0d5df28_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gkyZnV)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,112
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dusty doing his best to be a serious...

Dusty doing his best to be a serious hound.

Pentax SV, Super Takumar 55/f1.8 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48135591522_b15b615f36_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gkzukL)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Looking at the optical diagrams for the two...

Looking at the optical diagrams for the two lenses, that seems like a bit of a stretch. They both have 8 elements and are a double-Gauss design, other than that there's a fair bit of difference.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Voigtlander 35mm Ultron f2 vs f1.7

G'day all,

I was wondering if anyone has had the opportunity to shoot the two 35mm Ultrons side-by-side on film? Other than the obvious size and ergonomic differences, how to they compare?

I've...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Path to nowhere | Cameron Highlands,...

Path to nowhere | Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Minolta Autocord (75mm Chiyoko Rokkor) and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/4761/39602461414_cfe4d2f984_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23kwY3S)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Whiteley's Hut | Mt Ironstone, Central Plateau...

Whiteley's Hut | Mt Ironstone, Central Plateau Conservation Area

Minolta Autocord (75mm Chiyoko Rokkor) and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/4212/35166334711_0fa50cd481_c.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Fingers crossed but no issues yet. I've run maybe...

Fingers crossed but no issues yet. I've run maybe 4-5 rolls of Portra400 with the glossy back through my Hassy A12 backs (500CM and SWC/M) without any problems.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 443
Views: 64,563
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thank you :)

Thank you :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Show me a mountain/hiking cabin

Hi all, I would like to see some photos of mountain/hiking cabins and huts :)

To begin!

Peterson Memorial Hut | K Col, Mt Field National Park

Hasselblad SWC/M (38mm Biogon) and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 443
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Peterson Memorial Hut | K Col, Mt Field National...

Peterson Memorial Hut | K Col, Mt Field National Park

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335401576_777a92087e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDeyUG)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks that’s what I was thinking. Mine are...

Thanks that’s what I was thinking. Mine are definitely different to the M2 in the link.

So they’re just standard PC plugs then? I don’t actually want to use flash, I was just looking at getting some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 4,782
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Clouds and Forest Raven | Munro Bight, Tasman...

Clouds and Forest Raven | Munro Bight, Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335399916_552f28f235_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDeyq5)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2 flash sync plug ID

Hi all, can someone tell me what kind of flash sync sockets I have on my M2?

I don't think they are 'standard' for the M2, but beyond that I'm stumped.

Thanks, Nick
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,677
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I honestly don't think it will. Everyone knows...

I honestly don't think it will. Everyone knows that these things ('90's P&S's) are paper-weights waiting to happen, and yet a T3 is still edging towards $2k.

I suspect that every time one dies it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 786
Views: 114,770
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Whatever really, we just don't want to spend too...

Whatever really, we just don't want to spend too much time travelling to places rather than exploring places.

I've been looking at Sapa, looks beautiful.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,677
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I don’t think it’s all about that. For those of...

I don’t think it’s all about that.

For those of us from the digital generation (including me), we didn’t grow up with these cameras and don’t even know many of them exist. I think a big part of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,143
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Megapixels have far exceeded the point where I'm...

Megapixels have far exceeded the point where I'm interested in them from a technical point. I don't print big and I rarely crop, so it's just not something front of mind. I was pretty content with my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,172
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kuala Lumpur 500cm, 80mm Planar and...

Kuala Lumpur


500cm, 80mm Planar and HP5+



https://live.staticflickr.com/4837/31983353388_3124c38903_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QJg3Fo)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,099
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
My first ever Nikon (after being fairly dedicated...

My first ever Nikon (after being fairly dedicated to Pentax for my SLR fix). Really just an experiment at the moment, to see how the legend feels in the hand :)

Nikon F, Photomic T and Nikkor-S...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,677
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I can't speak for the M6/P/7 as I've never paid...

I can't speak for the M6/P/7 as I've never paid much attention to them, but is $1k for a clean M2/3/4 really a steep jump? And has it really happened in the last year?

I bought my M2 (very clean...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 443
Views: 64,563
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A brief moment of SWC p0rn among the beautiful...

A brief moment of SWC p0rn among the beautiful photos here.

This is the 1980 SWC/M I do my work on. It's not pretty and was used professionally for three decades by it's previous owner, but it works...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks Peter, I missed that one in my Googling

Thanks Peter, I missed that one in my Googling
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 443
Views: 64,563
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Windswept Silver Peppermints (Eucalyptus...

Windswept Silver Peppermints (Eucalyptus tenuiramis) | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335396656_fa018404d8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDexrS)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 443
Views: 64,563
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks John. I've been lucky enough to spend a...

Thanks John. I've been lucky enough to spend a bit of time in south west WA and in my experience it is very similar to Tassie. In particular the coastline around Esperance is a spitting image of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thank you :) Anything in particular to look out...

Thank you :)


Anything in particular to look out for with these?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Nikon F finder ID

Hi all, can someone please help ID this Nikon F finder? I don't have any prior experience with Nikon's so I'm a bit stumped...

The seller has it listed as a Photomic FTN, which I'm pretty sure is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Perdition Ponds Track | Tasman National...

Perdition Ponds Track | Tasman National Park

Hasselblad SWC/M (38mm Biogon) and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335545827_4236183839_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDfiMM)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 443
Views: 64,563
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hurricane Heath | Tasman National Park SWC/M...

Hurricane Heath | Tasman National Park


SWC/M and Portra400



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335545537_5768ec5822_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDfiGM)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2019
Replies: 786
Views: 114,770
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks for the suggestions! We would like to get...

Thanks for the suggestions!

We would like to get out of Hanoi for some of the trip, although I expect we will stay in that general region.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 975
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
They aren’t *my* prices at Walkens. I’m assuming...

They aren’t *my* prices at Walkens. I’m assuming that being in NZ they are automatically deducting GST when you look at their website.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 975
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Where are you getting that price? Walkens is...

Where are you getting that price? Walkens is showing $10 for Tmax400 for me?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 975
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Fair point, but I’m not looking for the cheapest...

Fair point, but I’m not looking for the cheapest place to by film when average wages are factored in. I’m just looking for the cheapest option on *my* wage in a global market place. And the prices...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 975
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Really? One of the cheaper places in the...

Really? One of the cheaper places in the world?

From Ikigai (35mm)...

$14 for Portra400
$17 for P400H
$21 for Provia 100f
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,300
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'm a bit skeptical of how a rangefinder will go...

I'm a bit skeptical of how a rangefinder will go living in a pannier.... That kind of high-frequency vibration/shock seems like an almost guaranteed way to throw out the RF mechanism?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 975
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks for the suggestions and offer, much...

Thanks for the suggestions and offer, much appreciated.

By the way, I *think* you developed the only rolls of APX400 I've shot. Did you have any views on the stuff?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 975
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks for that, I wasn't aware of CMH400. That...

Thanks for that, I wasn't aware of CMH400. That said, Decisive Moment and Walkens both do APX for $7.90/$8.00.

Bulk loading is definitely on my radar, just haven't got around to figuring out how to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 975
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks for the response. Lol that's basically...

Thanks for the response.

Lol that's basically the issue I'm having, lots of speculation on what APX400 is/is not the same as, but hardly anyone actually talking about using it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 975
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Agfa APX400 opinions

Hi all, so here is the scenario. Film in Australia is very, very expensive. Unfortunately, the relative weakness of the Aussie Dollar means that buying from the US has also become, very, very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2019
Replies: 786
Views: 114,770
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hi all, I hope it's ok to hijack the thread for a...

Hi all, I hope it's ok to hijack the thread for a moment.

My partner and I will be travelling to Hanoi in early October this year. Any suggestions on what to do and where to go? We'll only be there...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,110
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
If the M4 is anything like the M2, it works just...

If the M4 is anything like the M2, it works just fine for 28mm without an external finder - just frame using the full viewfinder.

I actually bought a 28mm external finder for my M2 thinking I would...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-15-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,331
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Am I missing something here? I thought this was a...

Am I missing something here? I thought this was a counterfeit?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2019
Replies: 194
Views: 20,177
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Chopper | Cape Pillar 500cm, 80mm Planar and...

Chopper | Cape Pillar

500cm, 80mm Planar and Foma Ultra200

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48123514076_0a6f54a43a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gjvA8W)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,581
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'm really not sure repeating KR quotes is going...

I'm really not sure repeating KR quotes is going to win people over on this one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,581
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yes please :)

Yes please :)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-12-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 17,335
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I don't suppose anyone has been using the new...

I don't suppose anyone has been using the new 35mm Ultron alongside the VM 28mm Ultron and can comment on differences/similarities?

I love the 28mm, but I've been thinking about getting something...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-12-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 8,349
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Wheel barrow | Tamar River M2, 5cm Cron...

Wheel barrow | Tamar River

M2, 5cm Cron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203291006_093749532e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gryt3f)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-11-2019
Replies: 226
Views: 25,051
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I really like this one

I really like this one
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,752
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
First, an Apple Watch ain't $100 (or even close)....

First, an Apple Watch ain't $100 (or even close). Second, I think a smart watch is about as relevant to a G-shock (in the marketplace) as an smart phone is to a Nokia 3210. Yes, they're called a...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,623
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
What does the price of the Panasonic have to do...

What does the price of the Panasonic have to do with the price of the Sigma? Other than sharing a mount they’re completely different cameras... After all, the S1 is a completely different price to...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,623
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I don't know if it's for me (not enough info...

I don't know if it's for me (not enough info yet), but I really like that it isn't another 'me too' dSLR-esque body. Reminds me of a RX1 with an interchangeable mount.



Hah, they pinched my Cron...
Forum: Travel 07-11-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,878
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Sin Sze Si Ya Temple (Chinese Taoist) | Kuala...

Sin Sze Si Ya Temple (Chinese Taoist) | Kuala Lumpur

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/1752/41759238585_3d7c16a6c1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26C81La)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-11-2019
Replies: 226
Views: 25,051
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Misty mornings at home M2, 5cm Cron Collapsible...

Misty mornings at home

M2, 5cm Cron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203291576_261aed8bb3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2grytd5)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,752
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Actually yes, I think people probably would pay...

Actually yes, I think people probably would pay for it. What I'm talking about is basically an M-A with a magical shutter, and plenty of people are willing to pay for the M-A.

On the other hand, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,752
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I guess the issue for me is that the industry...

I guess the issue for me is that the industry spent decades developing new directions and new ideas for film photography (metering, AF, electronic shutters etc. etc.), and yet the film cameras I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2019
Replies: 443
Views: 64,563
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Tall eucalypts | Fortescue Bay, Tasmania SWC/M...

Tall eucalypts | Fortescue Bay, Tasmania

SWC/M and Foma 200

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48123545653_54d88659a2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gjvKwn)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-10-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 33,500
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, 5cm Cron Collapsible and...

M2, 5cm Cron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46893864175_2df9ba1913_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2erRj4z)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,752
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I know you don't want anyone disagreeing with...

I know you don't want anyone disagreeing with your idea (but such is the nature of the internet :) ), but I can honestly say I've never looked through the finder on my M2, MX or 500CM and thought...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2019
Replies: 357
Views: 17,807
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Fortescue Bay, Tasmania Pentax SV, Super...

Fortescue Bay, Tasmania


Pentax SV, Super Takumar 55/f1.8 and Portra400



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48112347608_6e7b7e592f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2giwmJC)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,219
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Well I guess so, given I've owned the GRI, own...

Well I guess so, given I've owned the GRI, own the GRII, and will probably buy the GRIII :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2019
Replies: 7,440
Views: 3,790,002
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That's a lovely shot :) Here's mine when I...

That's a lovely shot :)


Here's mine when I first got my Ultron


https://live.staticflickr.com/700/22237656178_680b04cfe3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zT4Nr9)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-07-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 8,349
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Port Arthur M2, 5cm Cron Collapsible and...

Port Arthur

M2, 5cm Cron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203289711_6f8bb36b93_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2grysDV)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-05-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Trail running for me :) These aren't pretty...

Trail running for me :)

These aren't pretty shots, but I'm super proud of them. Getting licks from my pup at the finish line of my first 100km trail race (actually it was 102.34km, but who's...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-05-2019
Replies: 1,425
Views: 195,036
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian Bluegum) | Port...

Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian Bluegum) | Port Arthur Convict Site

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203290141_b0a1397188_c.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-05-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 63,943
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dark Mofo Winter Festival | Hobart M2,...

Dark Mofo Winter Festival | Hobart

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and Portra400

The second photo is of a large Tesla Coil, which was one of the art installations. Very cool...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-05-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 8,349
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Optimist Training | Sandy Bay Sailing Club M2,...

Optimist Training | Sandy Bay Sailing Club

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203290536_89da26a899_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2grysU9)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-04-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
UPDATE: OK, so I have now put two rolls through...

UPDATE:

OK, so I have now put two rolls through my M2 since the last repair attempt (patching the rewind lever hole).

No change, the leak is clearly visible across multiple frames on both...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I haven't used them on Fuji unfortunately, but...

I haven't used them on Fuji unfortunately, but I've used the Pentax-M 100/f2.8, Super-Takumar 105/f2.8, Pentax-M 120/f2.8 and Pentax-K 135/f2.5* extensively on Pentax APS-C and Olympus Micro Four...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-04-2019
Replies: 357
Views: 17,807
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I love this one! The Cartela | Franklin SV,...

I love this one!

The Cartela | Franklin
SV, Super Takumar 28/f3.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48135493781_2d3b08ff5e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gkyZhz)

Dark Mofo Winter Feast...
Forum: Travel 07-02-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,878
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kelian Intan, Perak This was taken about half an...

Kelian Intan, Perak

This was taken about half an hour after I proposed, and a few minutes after we told my Fiancée's (now Wife's) family. I think Jan was hoping the pup would have a calming...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 07-01-2019
Replies: 497
Views: 148,357
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Early winter in Port Arthur, Tasmania M2,...

Early winter in Port Arthur, Tasmania

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48112307046_a6c58012dc_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2019
Replies: 126
Views: 9,477
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The decommissioned 'Cartela' | Franklin,...

The decommissioned 'Cartela' | Franklin, Tasmania

Pentax SV, Super-Takumar 28/f3.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48135588797_871b1e70c8_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2019
Replies: 357
Views: 17,807
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dark Mofo Winter Festival, Hobart Pentax SV,...

Dark Mofo Winter Festival, Hobart

Pentax SV, Super Takumar 50/f1.4 8-element and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48135528553_3b86b9c307_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gkzaC6)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-27-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 33,500
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax SV, Super Takumar 50/f1.4 8-element and...

Pentax SV, Super Takumar 50/f1.4 8-element and Portra400



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48135591457_39e6ea9d6b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gkzujD)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Ok I see what you've done. Yep I'd just shoot a...

Ok I see what you've done. Yep I'd just shoot a test roll (maybe include some f8 brick-walls to see if any of the lens elements are out of wack). Hopefully it'll be fine to use.



Unfortunately...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 06-27-2019
Replies: 497
Views: 148,357
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
An evening on Munro Bight M2, Voigtlander...

An evening on Munro Bight


M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Portra400



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48112411642_0c7ee0ed0c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2giwFLE)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
What do you mean by a dent in the lens mount?...

What do you mean by a dent in the lens mount? Will the lens mount on the MP?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-27-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 9,207
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax MX, SMC-M 50/f1.4 and...

Pentax MX, SMC-M 50/f1.4 and Portra400


https://live.staticflickr.com/627/22562405346_f2307d8aca_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AnLe3J)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2019
Replies: 1,425
Views: 195,036
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Late autumn foliage | Port Arthur M2,...

Late autumn foliage | Port Arthur


M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Portra400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48112306991_eba5999da3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2giw9Ek)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-25-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Out of interest, why would the lens flange leak...

Out of interest, why would the lens flange leak light? You can leave the camera without a lens attached and it won’t expose the film...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-25-2019
Replies: 357
Views: 17,807
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Interesting, I hadn’t heard about the f4 version....

Interesting, I hadn’t heard about the f4 version. Pentax Forums says it was the first Japanese wide-angle!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,520
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks Huss, I really like Tmax100.

Thanks Huss, I really like Tmax100.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-24-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
It looks anodised to me (but I certainly don't...

It looks anodised to me (but I certainly don't know for sure)...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-24-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Am I right in thinking the silver version of the...

Am I right in thinking the silver version of the 75mm is just the finish over an aluminum body, rather than the plated brass of the silver 50/f1.5 and 35/f1.7 versions?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-24-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 34,310
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Coffee above Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman...

Coffee above Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman Peninsula

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48112306876_f4e4b8b932_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2giw9Cm)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-24-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 16,055
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Two angles of Munro Bight, Tasman Peninsula M2,...

Two angles of Munro Bight, Tasman Peninsula

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48112411287_7fddf8b956_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2019
Replies: 357
Views: 17,807
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thank you both :)

Thank you both :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,520
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax MX (black paint), SMC-K 85/f1.8 and...

Pentax MX (black paint), SMC-K 85/f1.8 and Tmax100


https://live.staticflickr.com/7912/32960395178_fa288c75d3_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2019
Replies: 443
Views: 64,563
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Arthurs Peak | Tasmania SWC/M and Foma...

Arthurs Peak | Tasmania



SWC/M and Foma Ultra200



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48123608687_de393a22ee_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gjw5ga)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-23-2019
Replies: 357
Views: 17,807
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
First, how many times are you going to tell the...

First, how many times are you going to tell the same story in one thread? You had some Takumars, didn't like them and sold them all off 40 years ago. Great. Perhaps ignore the Takumar thread then?

...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2019
Replies: 357
Views: 17,807
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax SV and...

Pentax SV and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48112411072_747b2eb94f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2giwFAQ)
Super Takumar...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,158
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'm also very curious to see if the significant...

I'm also very curious to see if the significant trend to the two ZM options in the poll is based on actual experience (side by side with the VM's) or just happy ZM owners.

The interwebs is full of...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3,440
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Some more info at Leica Rumours, including tech...

Some more info at Leica Rumours, including tech specs and a lens diagram.



Has anyone seen a photo of the vented hood it will sell...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-18-2019
Replies: 198
Views: 23,895
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2 and 5cm Cron...

M2 and 5cm Cron Collapsible

https://live.staticflickr.com/4257/35175438380_52b9e6c369_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VAkjkw)
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 06-18-2019
Replies: 497
Views: 148,357
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Söderkulla | Finland M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and...

Söderkulla | Finland

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and 400TX

https://live.staticflickr.com/2824/33456057994_9d2ce9e173_c.jpg...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-16-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,078
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Camera Clinic in Melbourne (authorised Leica...

Camera Clinic in Melbourne (authorised Leica repairer) have an 'L' stamp.
Forum: Travel 06-15-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,878
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Rice processing factory | Sekinchan 500CM, 80mm...

Rice processing factory | Sekinchan

500CM, 80mm Planar and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/4819/44037789380_609cb872a8_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,807
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
First time I've heard $10 described as 'Leica...

First time I've heard $10 described as 'Leica price' ;)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-15-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,582
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 06-14-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,878
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. 06-14-2019
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,112
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
This one made me chuckle :) Great shot!

This one made me chuckle :) Great shot!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,819
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 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,819
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 06-14-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,520
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 06-14-2019
Replies: 443
Views: 64,563
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 06-13-2019
Replies: 497
Views: 148,357
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. 06-13-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,434
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. 06-13-2019
Replies: 228
Views: 14,421
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 06-13-2019
Replies: 357
Views: 17,807
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. 06-13-2019
Replies: 938
Views: 149,687
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. 06-11-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 3,200
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 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,807
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. 06-10-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 16,055
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. 06-08-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 3,200
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. 06-08-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 33,015
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: Repair / Camera Care 06-08-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,078
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. 06-07-2019
Replies: 1,651
Views: 280,789
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 06-07-2019
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,099
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
How does the DA lens go on 35mm?

How does the DA lens go on 35mm?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2019
Replies: 357
Views: 17,807
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: Repair / Camera Care 06-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,078
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 06-06-2019
Replies: 7,440
Views: 3,790,002
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 06-06-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 5,276
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. 06-06-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 966
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: Repair / Camera Care 06-06-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,078
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. 06-06-2019
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,112
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 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 790
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: Help / Feedback forum 06-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,585
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: Help / Feedback forum 06-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,585
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 06-05-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 629
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 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 781
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 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 629
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 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 629
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 06-03-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,577
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 06-03-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
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 06-03-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
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...
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