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Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-26-2014
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,887
Posted By MichaelW
I just got a copy of "Todd Hido on Landscapes,...

I just got a copy of "Todd Hido on Landscapes, Interiors and the Nude" published by Aperture. This is one of a new series of workshops in book form. You get two things in this book - a selection of...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-19-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 8,379
Posted By MichaelW
Now there's some shoddy journalism.

Now there's some shoddy journalism.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-12-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,519
Posted By MichaelW
I home develop & never get any marks. Wash in tap...

I home develop & never get any marks. Wash in tap water. Final soak in distilled water with a few drops of LFN wetting agent (from Freestyle, best wetting agent I've ever used). Then a quick wipe off...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2014
Replies: 786
Views: 115,134
Posted By MichaelW
#54 is great!

#54 is great!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2014
Replies: 786
Views: 115,134
Posted By MichaelW
Before Hanoi I had been to KL and it was amazing...

Before Hanoi I had been to KL and it was amazing how different they were. KL was full of big shopping malls and western consumer culture had been enthusiastically embraced. By comparison Hanoi was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2014
Replies: 786
Views: 115,134
Posted By MichaelW
http://whystoptime.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/cri...

http://whystoptime.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/critical-mass-night-panning-hanoi.jpg

This is Hanoi in 2008, only time I've been there, stayed for two weeks. Very interesting place, would like to...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-22-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,748
Posted By MichaelW
Book I wish I had is 1964 by Garry Winogrand

Book I wish I had is 1964 by Garry Winogrand
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2014
Replies: 786
Views: 115,134
Posted By MichaelW
I spent two weeks in Hanoi in 2008 - great city,...

I spent two weeks in Hanoi in 2008 - great city, I liked the food, the buildings and streets, and the people; everything except crossing the road.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-03-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 4,695
Posted By MichaelW
I live in Sydney and some of the local council...

I live in Sydney and some of the local council libraries have copies of Dream/Life on the shelves. I can borrow it anytime I want.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-27-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 7,582
Posted By MichaelW
William Allard The Photographic Essay (great book)

William Allard The Photographic Essay (great book)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3,061
Posted By MichaelW
You know things are getting bad when you're...

You know things are getting bad when you're getting hassled by the meth dealers and the security services.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-23-2014
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,887
Posted By MichaelW
By chance I borrowed this from my local library...

By chance I borrowed this from my local library today. Excellent printing and a good selection of photos.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-21-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 6,524
Posted By MichaelW
Amazon.com shipped a copy to me today, ordered on...

Amazon.com shipped a copy to me today, ordered on Jan 2nd.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,852
Posted By MichaelW
Some of them were. Two of the main crime bosses...

Some of them were. Two of the main crime bosses of Sydney's "razor gangs" era were women. Research Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine if curious.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 10-29-2013
Replies: 163
Views: 24,144
Posted By MichaelW
These two are both great. Haven't watched them...

These two are both great. Haven't watched them for years, thanks for the reminder.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-17-2013
Replies: 163
Views: 24,144
Posted By MichaelW
Touch of Evil (Orson Welles) The Killing (Stanley...

Touch of Evil (Orson Welles)
The Killing (Stanley Kubrick)
Soy Cuba (I Am Cuba)
The French Connection (William Friedkin) great use of available light
The Conformist (Bertolucci)
Pierrot Le Fou (Jean...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,950
Posted By MichaelW
I have an English pdf of the instruction manual....

I have an English pdf of the instruction manual. PM your email if you want me to send it to you.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,279
Posted By MichaelW
I used it around 2005/6. It was a good film for...

I used it around 2005/6. It was a good film for certain subjects, violet hour in the city was nice. I still have a propack in the freezer, might put it on ebay at some point if it's fetching good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,864
Posted By MichaelW
I've resisted a Horizon panoramic camera at a...

I've resisted a Horizon panoramic camera at a good price. It would be fun but I could see myself shooting a few rolls and then forgetting about it. I need to clear out some of the current gear that...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-13-2013
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,887
Posted By MichaelW
I have that one. Excellent book.

I have that one. Excellent book.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-24-2013
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,887
Posted By MichaelW
I agree with you. I was having a more critical...

I agree with you. I was having a more critical look at the bad prints with the intention of seeing if i could return it for a better copy. I was looking online for comparative examples of some of the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-15-2013
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,887
Posted By MichaelW
Bill Brandt, "Shadow and Light" MOMA publication....

Bill Brandt, "Shadow and Light" MOMA publication. Disappointing print quality, about 80% of the photos are well printed and the rest are grey and have a powdery feel to them. Definitely some poor...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,802
Posted By MichaelW
20 rolls with a Hansa/Konica/Arista Bobinquick...

20 rolls with a Hansa/Konica/Arista Bobinquick loader
Forum: Photo Software 04-23-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,175
Posted By MichaelW
Good point. Last year i went from Tiger on a...

Good point. Last year i went from Tiger on a pre-Intel Mac to Snow Leopard on a new Intel Macbook Pro. I spent a bit of time researching which of my existing software would still work on the new...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-29-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,851
Posted By MichaelW
Is it only B&W, or are there some colour photos?...

Is it only B&W, or are there some colour photos? It'd be great if some of the photos from the 1964 book were...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-28-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,851
Posted By MichaelW
I'd like to see some birds eye view photos of...

I'd like to see some birds eye view photos of some open pages from the book, if the OP or anyone else feels inclined to do this. I'm interested in seeing how the pages are laid out, amount of white...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-22-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By MichaelW
Violet hour.

Violet hour.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-12-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,256
Posted By MichaelW
3. The photojournalist, Mary Ellen Mark & Annie...

3. The photojournalist, Mary Ellen Mark & Annie Leibovitz (Masters of contemporary photography) (1974)
I have this one - bought it years ago at a second hand bookshop. It's very good. I've also...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-25-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,395
Posted By MichaelW
Those Lustrum Darkroom books are very good; vol 1...

Those Lustrum Darkroom books are very good; vol 1 is excellent.
I also like a couple of David Vestal books from the 70s or 80s, can't recall the exact titles - something like The Craft of B&W...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,736
Posted By MichaelW
I think not only do you get very little money for...

I think not only do you get very little money for your photos, but you also give Getty exclusive rights to them forever.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,524
Posted By MichaelW
Do people look at art objectively?

Do people look at art objectively?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-07-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By MichaelW
Great photographer, one of my favourites.

Great photographer, one of my favourites.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,758
Posted By MichaelW
"The era of functionality is over..." Dumbest...

"The era of functionality is over..."

Dumbest thing I've ever read.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 5,361
Posted By MichaelW
Leica MP Chamonix 45 Bessa L Mamiya 6 Canon...

Leica MP
Chamonix 45
Bessa L
Mamiya 6
Canon 6D
Bronica SQAi
Nikon FM2
Leica R6.2
Mamiya C220
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 6,073
Posted By MichaelW
A couple of years ago I borrowed from a friend a...

A couple of years ago I borrowed from a friend a Leica R6.2 along with a 35mm f/1.4 lens and the 85mm f/1.4. I used this gear to expose my last ten or so rolls of Kodachrome before the final run at...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,915
Posted By MichaelW
I buy from them, but it is worth comparing the...

I buy from them, but it is worth comparing the prices with B&H, particularly with shipping included. Freestyle have recently introduced the cheaper FIMS shipping option but iIm hearing reports of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By MichaelW
La Jetee and Sans Soleil are masterpieces. RIP...

La Jetee and Sans Soleil are masterpieces.
RIP Chris Marker
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,449
Posted By MichaelW
The same design has also been sold under the...

The same design has also been sold under the Hansa and Konica brands. I have four of this type and am very happy with them. Been using them for years with no problems.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 9,438
Posted By MichaelW
Pocket Light Meter is very good. i often use it...

Pocket Light Meter is very good. i often use it for things like pinhole and large format.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-30-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 7,239
Posted By MichaelW
You're doing really well with the colour. Number...

You're doing really well with the colour. Number 11 is my favourite.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-02-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 7,239
Posted By MichaelW
I really like #2 and #3

I really like #2 and #3
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-08-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,528
Posted By MichaelW
Mainline in Crows Nest are the Australian...

Mainline in Crows Nest are the Australian distributors, so I imagine they would do this. Would certainly be worth asking them.
I've also heard good things about Legend camera service in Dee Why,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 4,285
Posted By MichaelW
I just read The Go-Betweens by David Nichols...

I just read The Go-Betweens by David Nichols (http://www.versechorus.com/gobetweens.html), a history of the 1980s Brisbane indie group. To be honest the only reason I read it was because I saw it in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,305
Posted By MichaelW
http://whystoptime.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/fre...

http://whystoptime.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/freethought-single-8-frame-blog.jpg

This is a still frame of Fujichrome R25 Single 8 film, exposed in 2009.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,305
Posted By MichaelW
Fuji R25 Single 8 movie film has a 1970s look,...

Fuji R25 Single 8 movie film has a 1970s look, but you'd have to go to a fair amount of trouble to use it. Buy a Single 8 camera, buy film from Japan, send to Japan for processing. I believe they...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,394
Posted By MichaelW
I've been using bulk loaded 35mm Neopan 400 that...

I've been using bulk loaded 35mm Neopan 400 that expired in 2008. It's been in my fridge since 2005. Good results rated at 400 and processed in Xtol 1:2 at the Massive Dev chart times.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,660
Posted By MichaelW
Here's one on US ebay ...

Here's one on US ebay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Near-Mint-Zeiss-Biogon-T-35mm-ZM-F-2-0-Lens-Black-/251032451932?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item3a72b33b5c)at $699 USD
You'd have to ask if they will post to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,660
Posted By MichaelW
Contact Foto Riesel...

Contact Foto Riesel (http://www.fotoriesel.com.au/second-hand-gear-assesment.html) and ask what they have second hand
You could also buy a copy of the Photographic Trader magazine from a newsagent....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,660
Posted By MichaelW
It's not a case of repainting it, but stripping...

It's not a case of repainting it, but stripping off the paint he's put on the chrome. And he said he sanded the chrome as well to get the paint to stick better. It might be tempting to buy the first...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,660
Posted By MichaelW
Mainline are the Australian distributor of...

Mainline are the Australian distributor of Voigtlander products.
They show list prices of $695 for the 35mm f/1.4 and $495 for the 40mm f/1.4 (http://www.mainlinephoto.com.au/category12_1.htm)
I've...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,660
Posted By MichaelW
They are good lenses. Only thing that worries me...

They are good lenses. Only thing that worries me in this description is where the seller writes "Note that I have had the chrome ring sprayed satin black. I found that the chrome stood out too much...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-10-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 6,817
Posted By MichaelW
I have a few of their books, which are good as...

I have a few of their books, which are good as the only way to see the original layouts of incredibly rare books. However I'm always left wishing to see the photos reproduced bigger. Wish someone...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-09-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 6,817
Posted By MichaelW
I'd love to see the 1964 book.

I'd love to see the 1964 book.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-03-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,268
Posted By MichaelW
Ilford Warmtone dev gives quite a golden colour...

Ilford Warmtone dev gives quite a golden colour to Ilford Warmtone paper.
LPD gives a more subtle warmth.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-18-2012
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,887
Posted By MichaelW
Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and '70s Got...

Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and '70s
Got this last week. Superb. Excellent design and generous selections from the books along with good background text.

Alexey Brodovitch - Ballet
the Books...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-11-2012
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,887
Posted By MichaelW
Bruno Barbey : The Italians

Bruno Barbey : The Italians
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-06-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,910
Posted By MichaelW
I believe there is a dye in current Tri-X that...

I believe there is a dye in current Tri-X that can give the pink base. It should go away with exposure to UV light. If you fix & wash for longer it probably won't be there. I now treat Tri-X the same...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-21-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 20,638
Posted By MichaelW
I have the Soligor digital spot meter. Cost about...

I have the Soligor digital spot meter. Cost about $100 and it's very good.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-19-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By MichaelW
I've seen two publications of his photos. One...

I've seen two publications of his photos. One book was largeish format with matte paper. The other is new I think with glossy paper and more text. Sorry for the lack of info but I don't own either,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,309
Posted By MichaelW
Rodinal Special was a confusing name to give a...

Rodinal Special was a confusing name to give a developer. It was originally called Studional before they changed it. It's a completely different developer to Rodinal.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 4,372
Posted By MichaelW
Maybe that's why Kodak sold their sensor...

Maybe that's why Kodak sold their sensor business?? Getting out before the big digital crash. :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 6,572
Posted By MichaelW
"I have a heart condition. If you hit me it's...

"I have a heart condition. If you hit me it's murder." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XL1m89nkk8)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 8,889
Posted By MichaelW
Mark Cohen used a 21mm lens a lot on his Leica...

Mark Cohen used a 21mm lens a lot on his Leica for his street photography. I think he went a bit longer in later years. There was a pdn interview some years ago where he described setting the 21 for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,081
Posted By MichaelW
Funnily enough, a guy I know in Sydney was also...

Funnily enough, a guy I know in Sydney was also looking at that camera & decided not to bid because of the engraving. It did go for a good price.
Forum: Photo Software 09-15-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 8,145
Posted By MichaelW
He ran out of shoe boxes.

He ran out of shoe boxes.
Forum: Off Topic 07-30-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 6,078
Posted By MichaelW
I connected to 5B4 photobooks on Facebook & every...

I connected to 5B4 photobooks on Facebook & every couple of days he posts page spreads from some rare or interesting photobook. You make these sites work the way you want them to. And I shoot film.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-16-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 5,079
Posted By MichaelW
There is a good video about him talking about the...

There is a good video about him talking about the different cameras he uses. It's called "What's In the Bag", it might be a series of interviews but I have only seen the one with DB. Probably it's on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,682
Posted By MichaelW
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 06-15-2011
Replies: 176
Views: 32,546
Posted By MichaelW
http://whystoptime.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/apu...

http://whystoptime.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/apug_teotihuacan_holga.jpg

Teotihuacan, Holga, Fuji Pro 400

http://whystoptime.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/diana-xpro-house.jpg

Sydney, Diana, Agfa...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 1,732
Posted By MichaelW
I would love to have a look through 1964. The...

I would love to have a look through 1964. The cover shot is extraordinary.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 04-11-2011
Replies: 110
Views: 11,737
Posted By MichaelW
The following for both aesthetics & story "Touch...

The following for both aesthetics & story
"Touch Of Evil (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg8MqjoFvy4)" 1958 Orson Welles
"The Conformist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrRoV0smaJg&feature=related)"...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,418
Posted By MichaelW
Pierrot Le Fou has gorgeous colour & is enjoyable...

Pierrot Le Fou has gorgeous colour & is enjoyable to watch.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-04-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,387
Posted By MichaelW
Very nice. I used to have a 1967 GTO. What a...

Very nice. I used to have a 1967 GTO. What a beast. This new film looks more than promising. I have an SLR 680, will definitely get some.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-22-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By MichaelW
I looked at the set titled 'New work'. Some good...

I looked at the set titled 'New work'. Some good photos there. The interior of a garage with USA flag on the back wall & various rock & roll debris is excellent. Also like the person poking a cat...
Forum: Travel 03-08-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By MichaelW
I enjoyed walking around the city, there is some...

I enjoyed walking around the city, there is some nice old architecture & various ethnic districts. Around Masjid Jamek is quite a good place to start, there is a long street nearby that is mostly...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-04-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 8,363
Posted By MichaelW
They certainly are great. I think the Wiseman...

They certainly are great. I think the Wiseman films are hard to find. 'Salesmen' by the Maysles is a must see.

'Heart of the Angel' by Molly Dineen is a short documentary film made in the '70s about...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,740
Posted By MichaelW
I use the Hansa brand, have 4 of them. I've also...

I use the Hansa brand, have 4 of them. I've also seen exactly the same loader sold with the Konica brand. They look the same as the AP models. Very pleased with these; no problems.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-18-2010
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,887
Posted By MichaelW
Last week i got a copy of the new Moriyama book...

Last week i got a copy of the new Moriyama book 'The world Through My Eyes'. I love it, it's the first book of his work that I have owned and I chose it because it covers so much of his career. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2010
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,352
Posted By MichaelW
http://whystoptime.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/cri...

http://whystoptime.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/critical-mass-chris-johanna-floor.jpg

v 4, f/4 Neopan 1600
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-19-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 4,310
Posted By MichaelW
I've had good results rating it at 1600 and...

I've had good results rating it at 1600 and processing in DDx 1:4 for 9.5 minutes, which is the time recommended for it rated at 3200, ie give it a bit extra dev. 18 minutes sounds like a long time....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-16-2010
Replies: 327
Views: 39,531
Posted By MichaelW
Fuji discontinued their B&W bulk rolls around...

Fuji discontinued their B&W bulk rolls around 2006. I used to get 100ft rolls of Neopan 400 and 1600. I have some in the freezer that I'm working through. Still exposes well.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-19-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 175,989
Posted By MichaelW
Great looking camera. I've been happily using a...

Great looking camera. I've been happily using a Nikon 28ti for over a decade & this is exactly the same concept. I also use an Olympus SPn and my M6 has the 35mm f/2 on 95% of the time. Full credit...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-15-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,685
Posted By MichaelW
Can't see any significant difference in those...

Can't see any significant difference in those scans. One thing I've found with the V700 is that I get better results scanning emulsion down. That's the opposite of what the manual suggests, but have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 2,881
Posted By MichaelW
I want a Voigtlander 21mm f/4 & an R4M to use it...

I want a Voigtlander 21mm f/4 & an R4M to use it on.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-30-2010
Replies: 90
Views: 6,506
Posted By MichaelW
He asked for a room with a view of the street...

He asked for a room with a view of the street ...

http://whystoptime.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/df-hotel-sign-yellow-car-blog1.jpg
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-28-2010
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,887
Posted By MichaelW
Browsing some Sydney bookshops today, I liked...

Browsing some Sydney bookshops today, I liked this Jeanloup Sieff book (http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/photography/all/46006/facts.jeanloup_sieff.htm) from Taschen. I don't like all of his...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-28-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By MichaelW
I haven't tried it yet, but recently came across...

I haven't tried it yet, but recently came across this Kodak document (http://www.kodak.com/global/en/consumer/products/techInfo/cis145/cis145.shtml) where they recommend very pure (98%+) Isopropyl...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-09-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 3,560
Posted By MichaelW
the grain in the top two looks like Rodinal.

the grain in the top two looks like Rodinal.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-01-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,675
Posted By MichaelW
Good work. He sounds like an interesting man -...

Good work. He sounds like an interesting man - vegan, yoga meditation.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 4,769
Posted By MichaelW
Ilford Delta 3200 rated at 1600 looks great in...

Ilford Delta 3200 rated at 1600 looks great in DD-X. That's 120, haven't tried 35mm.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,488
Posted By MichaelW
Some great photos there. It is annoying that the...

Some great photos there. It is annoying that the 35mm photos are cropped to the 16:9 format.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-31-2010
Replies: 449
Views: 49,362
Posted By MichaelW
Oh ... did I miss something funny, pardner??

Oh ... did I miss something funny, pardner??
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-31-2010
Replies: 449
Views: 49,362
Posted By MichaelW
April fool jokes should be played only on April...

April fool jokes should be played only on April 1st. Also they should be outlandish enough that you are only fooled if you are not paying attention. Starting a rumour a day or two before April 1st...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-14-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,515
Posted By MichaelW
I saw a similar result on a sheet of 45 Provia I...

I saw a similar result on a sheet of 45 Provia I had done at a lab. When I collected it the lab guy said there'd been an accident - the film had jumped off one of the racks due to mechanical problem....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-04-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By MichaelW
I think David Carter by Dave Tacon is the best...

I think David Carter by Dave Tacon is the best one.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-07-2010
Replies: 64
Views: 9,593
Posted By MichaelW
I don't really have much enthusiasm for product...

I don't really have much enthusiasm for product rumours/announcement hints any more, unlike a few years back when i found it fascinating. Now i'm content to wait for official announcements & then...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2010
Replies: 216
Views: 22,051
Posted By MichaelW
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/2782/hcbgestapo...

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/2782/hcbgestapoinformer19451.jpg (http://img689.imageshack.us/i/hcbgestapoinformer19451.jpg/)

I don't get all the fuss about the watermark, seems quite reasonable.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 12-28-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,913
Posted By MichaelW
I can think of a couple of possible reasons for...

I can think of a couple of possible reasons for under exposure, both of which also apply to the 120 Holga
1: you had the lens cap on, assuming it came with one. The 120 Holgas do, & the best advice...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-11-2009
Replies: 75
Views: 8,657
Posted By MichaelW
When Sony took over the Minolta camera business...

When Sony took over the Minolta camera business did they also get the rights to the Hexar RF? I've no idea, but if they did they would have access to some good M mount camera designs that might be...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-10-2009
Replies: 74
Views: 9,706
Posted By MichaelW
Answers the question of who's the market for the...

Answers the question of who's the market for the S2, I guess. Thanks for the link, interesting to see the photos shown in that article mostly have a strong IR effect.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-26-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 3,567
Posted By MichaelW
That gear looks in beautiful condition. It's...

That gear looks in beautiful condition. It's amazing how much good equipment is being discarded, makes you wonder about peoples values. They were probably replacing it with some digital camera that...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-04-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,492
Posted By MichaelW
The Agfa Precisa was great, if you can find any,...

The Agfa Precisa was great, if you can find any, also RSX. The colours didn't shift much, just got more saturated & contrast increased.
Fuji films generally don't cross process well, esp...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-29-2009
Replies: 66
Views: 5,263
Posted By MichaelW
"I drive a Rolls Royce, 'cos it's good for my...

"I drive a Rolls Royce, 'cos it's good for my voice"
Marc Bolan
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-27-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,529
Posted By MichaelW
I had an educational experience the other week...

I had an educational experience the other week with a camera repair guy who was showing me some examples of sensors he has cleaned. He shoots a frame of a lightbox at f/22 and then processes the file...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-12-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,765
Posted By MichaelW
I would certainly never make any gear buying...

I would certainly never make any gear buying decision based on a Michael Reichmann review.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-02-2009
Replies: 78
Views: 9,947
Posted By MichaelW
Camera Lucida is a great book & a very easy read....

Camera Lucida is a great book & a very easy read.
I've never picked up Sontag for some unknown reason.

'Burning With Desire' by Geoffrey Batchen is very good, it's a history of the history of...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-28-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 4,352
Posted By MichaelW
A couple of years back I bought a 2nd hand Mamiya...

A couple of years back I bought a 2nd hand Mamiya 7 & had a similar problem. It had been sold to me described as being in excellent condition. When i complained to the seller he admitted that he...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-19-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 9,526
Posted By MichaelW
The G11 sounds like an amazing camera; those...

The G11 sounds like an amazing camera; those specs are very close to my ideal small digital. I'm so glad they included an articulated screen & presumably the drop in pixels is due to an increase in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-18-2009
Replies: 60
Views: 8,869
Posted By MichaelW
No doubt the most likely sensor for the M9 will...

No doubt the most likely sensor for the M9 will be based on the Kodak design for the S2. However the officially released specs on the S2 say the highest ISO will be 1,250 which is presumably...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 3,613
Posted By MichaelW
USA to Sydney is generally 7 to 10 days. After...

USA to Sydney is generally 7 to 10 days. After three weeks I'd be starting to ask some questions. It might be held at Customs depending on the value you gave it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-07-2009
Replies: 164
Views: 12,530
Posted By MichaelW
I love this photo, the light & colour are...

I love this photo, the light & colour are beautiful, plus how the wide view puts the cricketers in context of the landscape. What film is it?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,012
Posted By MichaelW
They haven't brought Plus-X into Australia for...

They haven't brought Plus-X into Australia for years, so obviously Kodak Australia is prepared to dump products even though they are available in the rest of the world. At least you can buy Plus-X...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-21-2009
Replies: 158
Views: 11,752
Posted By MichaelW
It's just another point & shoot digital, dressed...

It's just another point & shoot digital, dressed up to look like a cool old film camera. I'd as soon use my phone camera as one of these. Same goes for the G1, Sigma, whatever.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-08-2009
Replies: 123
Views: 9,791
Posted By MichaelW
Real cameras have a ground glass. ;)

Real cameras have a ground glass. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 5,263
Posted By MichaelW
Sam Wagstaff / Robert Mapplethorpe

Sam Wagstaff / Robert Mapplethorpe
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,633
Posted By MichaelW
Not quite.

Not quite.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-28-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,910
Posted By MichaelW
I've printed Kodak 400CN several times in a B&W...

I've printed Kodak 400CN several times in a B&W darkroom with condenser enlarger, multi-grade paper & filters. I got good prints with no problems & was able to vary the contrast by changing filters....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-25-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 7,751
Posted By MichaelW
http://whystoptime.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/cri...

http://whystoptime.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/critical-mass-chris-johanna-floor.jpg

http://whystoptime.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/critical-mass-night-panning-hanoi.jpg

Both the above are Neopan...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-01-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By MichaelW
After reading I would like to test if what I...

After reading I would like to test if what I understand is right or not...

Not sure about that. I would use the film that had the ISO & pictorial qualities that I desire for the scene & then try to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-01-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By MichaelW
You can rate Plus-X at 400 & dev in Diafine....

You can rate Plus-X at 400 & dev in Diafine. Looks great.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 3,346
Posted By MichaelW
Thieves will steal anything. They'll worry about...

Thieves will steal anything. They'll worry about what it's worth later.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-14-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 630
Posted By MichaelW
The films are widely available & I think most of...

The films are widely available & I think most of the mini labs can make a good job of them. Of course there are always the dodgy ones whose prints come out green or magenta. There's a lab in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-05-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 4,688
Posted By MichaelW
Silverprint and Black & White magazine just lost...

Silverprint and Black & White magazine just lost a considerable amount of credibility in my house.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-20-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 3,231
Posted By MichaelW
How right you were. He's an excellent...

How right you were.
He's an excellent photographer & the shot linked to is a great portrait.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-20-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 4,943
Posted By MichaelW
I think a lot of the prices being asked for OOP...

I think a lot of the prices being asked for OOP books on the Internet are just wishful thinking by dealers. Just because they list for a high price doesn't mean that anyone is paying that.

I went to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 2,840
Posted By MichaelW
First time I visited Los Angeles in 1984 I saw a...

First time I visited Los Angeles in 1984 I saw a lot of cars driving around with some sort of strap on vinyl cover over the nose of the car. It was quite common on Porsche, Ferrari etc. They were...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-13-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 5,777
Posted By MichaelW
I dunno, mention of Richard Prince usually makes...

I dunno, mention of Richard Prince usually makes a few heads explode.
Forum: Olympus RF 11-03-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,590
Posted By MichaelW
Yes, it will make correct exposures if you choose...

Yes, it will make correct exposures if you choose the right aperture & shutter speeds. You can use sunny 16 or an external meter.
I bought an SPn a few years back & it came without a battery. I was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 4,548
Posted By MichaelW
I spent a week in KL in July this year. Great...

I spent a week in KL in July this year. Great place for street photography. I took all my film with me & had it processed when I got home so I never had to search out the pro labs. There are plenty...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 4,420
Posted By MichaelW
In many ways he is a complete tosser & yet often...

In many ways he is a complete tosser & yet often he writes things that make perfect sense. His photos are dreadful but he quite happily puts them up as evidence of his expertise. It seems that most...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-25-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,539
Posted By MichaelW
What happened to the medium format digital RF...

What happened to the medium format digital RF that was aimed at wedding photographers?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-24-2008
Replies: 112
Views: 8,960
Posted By MichaelW
I shot & processed a roll of Fomapan 200 B&W in...

I shot & processed a roll of Fomapan 200 B&W in 120. It came out really curly & with a blue tinge to the base. apparently that is normal. I kept it in a thick book for 6 months & when i took it out...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-11-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 8,084
Posted By MichaelW
Agree! Except that I have the 28mm version - the...

Agree! Except that I have the 28mm version - the 28ti.
I've owned it for 10 years & have been using it regularly all that time.

Choice of matrix or centre weighted metering
exposure modes - auto or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By MichaelW
Can you describe in what way the film is ruined?...

Can you describe in what way the film is ruined? Was it colour or B&W? If you give a clear description of how it is wrong then someone might be able to explain what happened.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-09-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,211
Posted By MichaelW
Do you have some evidence to support these...

Do you have some evidence to support these claims, or is it just something you have made up? I own plenty of glass negs that have survived multiple decades.
Anyway, the point of the original article...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-09-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 3,006
Posted By MichaelW
I'd buy the Zeiss, no hesitation. With the $900...

I'd buy the Zeiss, no hesitation. With the $900 you save you can pick up another lens or some useful piece of gear.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-04-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,904
Posted By MichaelW
I use the Lighthouse on Bondi Rd for my E6 & C41....

I use the Lighthouse on Bondi Rd for my E6 & C41. It's run by Steve who used to work at Photo Technica until a couple of years ago.
There is also Vision Imagelab at Danks St, Waterloo, which is the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-29-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,700
Posted By MichaelW
I think it's lame & pointless & typical of the...

I think it's lame & pointless & typical of the lomo snake oil spruikers.
<<Ever shot a roll of sepia film? Ever marveled at the way that it reveals your image in smooth monotones with a silky...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-15-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 3,168
Posted By MichaelW
Safe bet it'll be a full frame 50D, more or...

Safe bet it'll be a full frame 50D, more or less.
They don't really have to do much with it, just bring it up to date.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-12-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,982
Posted By MichaelW
A pro lab should be better as I would expect them...

A pro lab should be better as I would expect them to use a processing machine that is less likely to damage your film, e.g. dip & dunk. Most mini labs use roller transport & there is more chance of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-09-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 2,639
Posted By MichaelW
I'm sure it's nothing to do with the water or...

I'm sure it's nothing to do with the water or lack of pre-soak. It is definitely to do with agitation & perhaps temp. The first roll I ever did in Diafine had bromide drag & I had done everything by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2008
Replies: 98
Views: 7,140
Posted By MichaelW
An excellent series & not so different from...

An excellent series & not so different from classic Magnum stuff. I'm sure the founders would understand it if they were still around.
A few of the shots have some flare but there are 50 or so in the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-16-2008
Replies: 130
Views: 23,613
Posted By MichaelW
If you want a really good laugh, look at KR's car...

If you want a really good laugh, look at KR's car reviews. Something about "hot German iron".
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-11-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 5,857
Posted By MichaelW
Excellent interview, thanks for the link. I...

Excellent interview, thanks for the link. I learned more about Koudelka from that piece than anything else I've read about him. Kudos to the journalist.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-22-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 10,382
Posted By MichaelW
Mamiya loupe Just lightbox Recently I bought a...

Mamiya loupe

Just lightbox

Recently I bought a small Moleskine daily planner. I had been put off by all the gushing (about notebooks?!) however it is practical & well designed.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By MichaelW
I scan a lot of film & colour neg scans often...

I scan a lot of film & colour neg scans often come out looking like your second example - flat & blue. They need to have adjustments made to the curves & perhaps some colour adjustment. Then they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By MichaelW
The photo was by Fay Godwin & it was used in a...

The photo was by Fay Godwin & it was used in a post by Mike Johnston on his blog in August
http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2007/08/the-article-by-.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By MichaelW
You can also get some paper strips that test the...

You can also get some paper strips that test the fix. I've seen it done at several facilities & it is very accurate. Think it might be a ph test. You can probably buy it from freestyle or similar...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-12-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,671
Posted By MichaelW
Hey Ali, good advice. I was thinking the same -...

Hey Ali, good advice. I was thinking the same - maybe get the problem fixed & then 6 months later it comes back & it's too late for me to return it. Thanks for tip on the seller - I'll bookmark that.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-11-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,671
Posted By MichaelW
The light that flashes to warn of a low battery...

The light that flashes to warn of a low battery is the warning light on the bottom left of the viewfinder. The flashing light I am seeing is the over exposure warning which is on the bottom right. I...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-11-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,671
Posted By MichaelW
Thanks for the replies. It's definitely not a...

Thanks for the replies. It's definitely not a dying battery as I put a brand new one in it yesterday.
Today I walked around in nice light & shot 3 rolls of 220 Provia. Most of the time the meter was...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-10-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,671
Posted By MichaelW
Mamiya 7 questions - problem?

I have a Mamiya 7 on trial, I'm thinking about buying it. A couple of things have me confused.

1: Sometimes the meter reading is displaying what seems to be a correct shutter speed. ie in Auto mode...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2007
Replies: 141
Views: 6,864
Posted By MichaelW
You can always sell it, & the longer you keep it...

You can always sell it, & the longer you keep it the more it will be worth. In the meantime I would make a lot of photos with it. Get to know the lenses & the looks they produce. Try it with colour...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By MichaelW
I've been having exactly the same problem...

I've been having exactly the same problem recently, except my problem shutter speed seems to be 1/250.
eg I take a light reading at 1/125 & get f/8 and that makes sense as a correct reading. Then I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-19-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 4,013
Posted By MichaelW
I'm still waiting for my robot maid & flying...

I'm still waiting for my robot maid & flying car.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-03-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By MichaelW
Yes - when I first noticed this on my...

Yes - when I first noticed this on my transparencies I did a google search something like "voigtlander lens magenta", wanting to see if it brought up a lot of hits or just a few. A lot of hits would...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-03-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By MichaelW
25 Skopar CV tendency to magenta?

I'm considering buying one of the new Cosina Voigtlander lenses - the M mount 25mm Skopar pancake. I was able to borrow one last week to run some test film through my M6. I shot a roll of Provia 100...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-03-2007
Replies: 66
Views: 2,858
Posted By MichaelW
Polachrome Polaroid 665 Agfachrome 1000 Scotch...

Polachrome
Polaroid 665
Agfachrome 1000
Scotch Chrome 1000
Konica 3200 C41
Agfa Precisa
Agfa RSX
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