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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-24-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By glchua
Adox MCP310: Any idea itíll be in stock soon?

Iíve just ran out of Ilford paper and our local supplier is also dry. I was thinking that since I need to order paper overseas, I might as well get some Adox MCP310 instead. The last time I used it I...
Forum: Travel 10-09-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By glchua
Iím a Singaporean. I had not bought a single film...

Iím a Singaporean. I had not bought a single film camera from the shops here. I buy my stuffs through the local forums and online marketplace.

However, the shops at Penisula are worth a visit,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-26-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 4,459
Posted By glchua
L308s... I've just acquired a second one to...

L308s... I've just acquired a second one to replace an aging one that I've used for over 5 years.

I actually prefer the Gossen Sixtomat F2, as I like its aperture priority feature (L308S is shutter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,873
Posted By glchua
For my case it's not about cost, but the...

For my case it's not about cost, but the availability of chemicals. I have to stock up on chemicals here as it could take a while before the next shipment arrive at our photo supply shop. One less...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,873
Posted By glchua
Same here. I've used only fresh water for stop...

Same here. I've used only fresh water for stop bath for more than 10 years, both film and paper developments.

For film I rinsed 3 times with fresh water before pouring in the fixer. For paper, about...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-27-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 3,697
Posted By glchua
I use a lowepro Fastpack when I bring my Mamiya...

I use a lowepro Fastpack when I bring my Mamiya 7II out:
http://www.lowepro.com/fastpack

It's easy to access the camera as the opening is at the side. But definitely not the aesthetics that you...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-17-2017
Replies: 177
Views: 74,480
Posted By glchua
Patrick, its a beautiful series. "Bending" is...

Patrick, its a beautiful series. "Bending" is especially nice. Thanks!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,252
Posted By glchua
Tmax400 at 400, 1/15, f1.4.

Tmax400 at 400, 1/15, f1.4.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,622
Posted By glchua
I think Chris posted his experiments on XP2...

I think Chris posted his experiments on XP2 completely in APUG:
http://www.apug.org/forum/index.php?threads/ilford-xp2-super-in-b-w-chemicals.145287/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By glchua
http://tripledminilab.com/en/

http://tripledminilab.com/en/
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-08-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 11,176
Posted By glchua
Same for me here. The original strap that came...

Same for me here. The original strap that came with the camera. It's adjustable, strong and not too thick in the width.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,128
Posted By glchua
I buy mine locally from De Camera Consultant. I...

I buy mine locally from De Camera Consultant. I think they ship internationally.

http://www.decameraconsultant.com/decamera/web/soft-shutter-release/soft-shutter-release.html
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By glchua
If picture quality is still important, then...

If picture quality is still important, then Konica Hexar AF would be good.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2016
Replies: 1,585
Views: 202,511
Posted By glchua
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4115/4871904008_0615...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4115/4871904008_061574b4f7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8qvMjY)026 (https://flic.kr/p/8qvMjY) by glchua (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-07-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,693
Posted By glchua
Same here, lens cap at...

Same here, lens cap at home...somewhere...hmmm...now where are those caps...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2011
Replies: 4,648
Views: 1,321,132
Posted By glchua
MP 0.85, 75 cron. Scan of 8R...

MP 0.85, 75 cron. Scan of 8R print.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4078/4871281895_8c53e9a122_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-15-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,431
Posted By glchua
Although I have a Nikon Coolscan, I gave up on...

Although I have a Nikon Coolscan, I gave up on scanning film long ago as I only do BW nowadays, and traditional silver halide film is very hard to scan.

I do a lot of wet printing though, and I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-14-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 7,395
Posted By glchua
One more difference, my Klasse is made in...

One more difference, my Klasse is made in Indonesia, I don't know if that is the case for all batches, whereas Klasse S and W are made in Japan.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-14-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 7,395
Posted By glchua
I had a Klasse before, and still owns a Klasse S...

I had a Klasse before, and still owns a Klasse S (and a Klasse W).

Klasse S can be set to remember the flash mode before the camera is turned off, it can also be set to have the film leader out...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-08-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,082
Posted By glchua
Used a Mamiya 6 and 50/4 for an available light...

Used a Mamiya 6 and 50/4 for an available light church group shoot... Even with a tripod, subject movement may be an issue.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By glchua
My spur of the moment was a Rolleiflex after 2...

My spur of the moment was a Rolleiflex after 2 decades of 35mm :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,257
Posted By glchua
Happened to my MP too. I remember it was not...

Happened to my MP too. I remember it was not cheap to fix. I think I sent mine back to Solms to get it done properly.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-20-2011
Replies: 212
Views: 34,940
Posted By glchua
People pay what they think the item is...

People pay what they think the item is worth.

It's that simple really.

The world's economy is based on that.

So if a company has enough orders to sustain it's production of a perceived overpriced...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-18-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,255
Posted By glchua
I have the Klasse original. It will not remember...

I have the Klasse original. It will not remember the flash setting after you switch off the camera. So you need to consciously off the auto flash every time you turn it on. Something the S and the W...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,162
Posted By glchua
For .85 finder, the 50 frame lines have a little...

For .85 finder, the 50 frame lines have a little more relief than the .72 35mm frame lines, but not much more.

Actually, you might get used to the tight frame lines after a while. I wear glasses and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 6,538
Posted By glchua
For 24 and 21, external viewfinders are...

For 24 and 21, external viewfinders are necessary. Probably lens size would not be a big issue. Also, such lenses have more depth of field and correct focus is not so critical. This would make the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-22-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By glchua
Klasse S or W. Almost full control of camera,...

Klasse S or W. Almost full control of camera, pretty fast autofocus, and excellent image quality!
I like them so much that I bought both, carry one with me everyday and sees more light than my M...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-21-2011
Replies: 18
Poll: CLE or R2
Views: 3,183
Posted By glchua
Now that typo (or was it?) will really get you in...

Now that typo (or was it?) will really get you in trouble :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-15-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 6,931
Posted By glchua
I'm lucky... Here in Singapore, we still have a...

I'm lucky... Here in Singapore, we still have a Ruby Photo with almost everything I need... mainly Ilford stuffs though. Stocks keep running out so I buy spares to keep. Other than that, I'm happy!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-29-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 992
Posted By glchua
Leica MP: Rewind Problem

My MP 0.58 is having a problem with rewinding film.

There is an intermittent lost of rewind...that is... the rewind seems fine with normal tension and then, the knob will suddenly feel loose and not...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,975
Posted By glchua
Great thread! My bathroom is probably too small...

Great thread!

My bathroom is probably too small to do darkroom work comfortably in. Pics posted here seems to show sizable bathrooms.

I wonder if it is possible to do the exposure in the dark and...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-21-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,894
Posted By glchua
Fujifilm Klasse W and Klasse S, but not the...

Fujifilm Klasse W and Klasse S, but not the Klasse (original, Rollei AFM).
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-03-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 4,667
Posted By glchua
I use the voightlander zoom finder for that...

I use the voightlander zoom finder for that purpose :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 3,934
Posted By glchua
Your situation sounds very much like mine! Most...

Your situation sounds very much like mine!

Most of my free time are spent with my family, 4 kids, with one carried in front with those Baby Bjorn carriers and sometimes even one behind in a back...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-27-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,362
Posted By glchua
This photo is beautiful!

This photo is beautiful!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 4,012
Posted By glchua
Reading books and forums. I have 4 kids with one...

Reading books and forums. I have 4 kids with one still a toddler. It's easy to do once started. Go for it!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 3,801
Posted By glchua
I'm all film. I always have a digital compact...

I'm all film. I always have a digital compact just for taking some pics for record or for video. But I probably use it once or twice a month. I take a lot of family photos, and does urban photography...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-16-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 26,414
Posted By glchua
I bought it off ebay, new, a seller named...

I bought it off ebay, new, a seller named sk_photo.

Many examples on ebay, prices are about US$550 to US$600. Mine comes as a set with hood (cute!) and case (useless for me).
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-14-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 26,414
Posted By glchua
My Klasse W just arrived today. Build quality is...

My Klasse W just arrived today. Build quality is very high. Focus is fast and seems accurate. There is a complete display of all information, shutter speed in the viewfinder, aperture and distance...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,118
Posted By glchua
Buddhist prayer, scan of 8x10...

Buddhist prayer, scan of 8x10 print:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4871294851_7765d10e6f.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 8,331
Posted By glchua
Maybe voyeurism is too strong a word. But I...

Maybe voyeurism is too strong a word.

But I think street photography is a snapshot of someone's moment, and the photograph allow us to peek and stare at it for a longer time.

A lot of art is based...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2010
Replies: 99
Views: 11,136
Posted By glchua
If one had did some training in sports, one would...

If one had did some training in sports, one would know that shaving that extra few seconds off a 400m run can take a lot of work when you are already quite good.

I guess such is the case for Leica...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2010
Replies: 99
Views: 11,136
Posted By glchua
I bought a 28 summicron last year. CV's 28/2 is...

I bought a 28 summicron last year.

CV's 28/2 is not in the same league in terms of image quality wide open.

I have a 35 summicron ASPH. The 28 summicron ASPH outperforms it wide open, edge to edge,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-08-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 3,140
Posted By glchua
They are used to contain liquid soap, vitamin...

They are used to contain liquid soap, vitamin pills, batteries, lens cleaning cloth, medicine....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-07-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 26,414
Posted By glchua
I just ordered a Klasse w from eBay! Bought a...

I just ordered a Klasse w from eBay!

Bought a used Klasse original but was disappointed with the flash setting always at auto when turned on. But most irritating is that the focus assist light can't...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-09-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 15,992
Posted By glchua
They are all mostly the same, and gives you the...

They are all mostly the same, and gives you the same feeling after the shutter is released. :)

I have 2 MPs, one 0.58 and another 0.85. My 0.58 MP is my first Leica. Bought it because I can't find a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-09-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 4,690
Posted By glchua
One good lens and work around it's limitation....

One good lens and work around it's limitation. However, like someone had mentioned, if the photography style is still maturing, a couple may be better.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,706
Posted By glchua
I rate it at 400, 7.5 min in 1+4 DDX at 20...

I rate it at 400, 7.5 min in 1+4 DDX at 20 degrees C. Incident meter whenever possible.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-02-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,955
Posted By glchua
Nice! I miss this kind of wet markets. Wet...

Nice!

I miss this kind of wet markets. Wet markets are disappearing in Singapore. Few young people want to buy from wet markets, and supermarket chains are also edging them out. Even existing ones...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-13-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 3,365
Posted By glchua
That is one of Singapore's new "Integrated...

That is one of Singapore's new "Integrated Resort" which is basically a casino.

http://www.marinabaysands.com/
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-31-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,025
Posted By glchua
I shoot with my left eye with right eye open so...

I shoot with my left eye with right eye open so that I don't have to close any one eye when shooting. Tried shooting with my right with left open....doesn't work for me and don't see the point of it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-20-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,316
Posted By glchua
I second that. The additional framelines are also...

I second that. The additional framelines are also useful to get straight verticals etc. Maybe I'm used to the grid lines on my nikon's E screen.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By glchua
If you can get some B+W, that would be great!...

If you can get some B+W, that would be great! Some say that it is better than Leica's. Make sure you get the MRC.
Hoya is okay too and they still have lots of 39mm filters, including colored ones.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By glchua
it is perfectly clear on mine.

it is perfectly clear on mine.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-01-2010
Replies: 205
Views: 22,627
Posted By glchua
my #1 and...

my #1 and #2:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4325182532_b2da61c800.jpg

my #3:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4324439211_978d8cea43.jpg

my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,765
Posted By glchua
That's my combo, 35 cron ASPH (small and good)...

That's my combo, 35 cron ASPH (small and good) and 35/1.2 (low light situations).
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-18-2010
Replies: 81
Views: 10,320
Posted By glchua
I used and still own the Nikon Coolscan 4000 ED,...

I used and still own the Nikon Coolscan 4000 ED, running it on the latest version of Vuescan all the time.

Note that I didn't say I don't get good scans from film. Only traditional BW film is giving...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-18-2010
Replies: 81
Views: 10,320
Posted By glchua
I too had given up on scanning traditional BW...

I too had given up on scanning traditional BW film, and that was long ago.

The only film, to me, that really scan and yet can be printed nicely in the darkroom is XP2.

Nowadays I do only wet...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-13-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By glchua
I was in the same situation. I mainly print in...

I was in the same situation. I mainly print in the darkroom (all 8x10), but I needed digital files to post and to "archive".

I chose a mid-range Epson V600 finally, thinking about it's future use...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-10-2010
Replies: 137
Views: 24,867
Posted By glchua
I'm not sure, but I do know that cheaper might...

I'm not sure, but I do know that cheaper might not mean better.

Cheap had always gave us toxin laden toys, disposable handphones, pirated music that killed the industry, food grown in contaminated...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-02-2010
Replies: 844
Views: 333,192
Posted By glchua
Thanks for the kind words!

Thanks for the kind words!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-01-2010
Replies: 844
Views: 333,192
Posted By glchua
M6, @1.2, TMAX400, scan of...

M6, @1.2, TMAX400, scan of print:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4324062672_fcbb562ec9_o.jpg
Burning of paper offering to Chinese Deities.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,476
Posted By glchua
It it the only film that I buy now, and I...

It it the only film that I buy now, and I typically burn at least 4 rolls a month of it. When I get things right, the tones and contrast are beautiful.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 2,120
Posted By glchua
I use a digital camera that can display...

I use a digital camera that can display histograms as a light meter..... That's my only use of digital cameras in photography, besides taking pics for presentations.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,134
Posted By glchua
I got my 28 cron recently. I was contemplating a...

I got my 28 cron recently. I was contemplating a 35/1.4 ASPH for a long time. But decided to keep my compact 35 cron ASPH and got a 28 cron instead. I intended to use the 28 cron when I go out just...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,492
Posted By glchua
I still like to see my pics many weeks or even...

I still like to see my pics many weeks or even months later appearing in the darkroom. I get to go back in time and remember those moments.

I have 2 MPs and an M6, all still give me lots of...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-18-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 10,640
Posted By glchua
I use mainly TMAX and I develop it in DDX and...

I use mainly TMAX and I develop it in DDX and initially, TMAX developer. If you check the instructions on the bottle (TMAX developer), the timings for 400 and 800 is the same. So basically you can...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-18-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 7,992
Posted By glchua
In any case, I think it is a very useful piece of...

In any case, I think it is a very useful piece of information to me.

Every lens will have different performance at different distances. In addition, focus shift etc should not be an excuse for poor...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-15-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By glchua
I think the stock DDX is quite alkaline and it'll...

I think the stock DDX is quite alkaline and it'll eat into glass if I'm not wrong. So I don't think it is a good idea to store it in a glass bottle. Certain plastics are very resistant to strong...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-15-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By glchua
Yes, I have the same problem and I almost broke...

Yes, I have the same problem and I almost broke the bottle while trying to wrestle the cap open. Not only one bottle I must add. It was 2 out of 3 bottles.

And thus, it wasn't about the cleanliness...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-15-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By glchua
erm.... maybe you should be a little...

erm.... maybe you should be a little concerned....

My sample is about 4 months old. Aperture clicks are well-defined and smooth. Focusing is smooth and well damped.

I think VC's grease is not that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-13-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By glchua
Wow indeed! The trays of 50/0.95 and 24/1.4.......

Wow indeed!

The trays of 50/0.95 and 24/1.4.... ultimate porn!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,950
Posted By glchua
Like many had said, get the 35/1.2 to pair with...

Like many had said, get the 35/1.2 to pair with the 35 cron ASPH. You would have a good low light shooter, and an excellent and small all-rounder. You would also have 2 35s with different signatures...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 4,954
Posted By glchua
The latest 50 cron was my first Leica lens. It...

The latest 50 cron was my first Leica lens. It was sold after a few months when I got my 35 cron ASPH. Sharp as it was, the 50 cron didn't give me the "pop" in photos like my 35 cron does (wide open).
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-04-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By glchua
I really love the new T-Max 400 too. Used to burn...

I really love the new T-Max 400 too. Used to burn a lot of HP5+ but I like having less grain in my pics. Tried a roll a couple of years back and it became my main film ever since. I recently did some...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-27-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,297
Posted By glchua
My printing abilities suck too! I had probably...

My printing abilities suck too!

I had probably went through 800 over pieces of 8R Ilford MGIV already and I'm still learning every time I step into the darkroom to print. It usually takes me about...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-21-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 4,389
Posted By glchua
I have the 35/1.2 and 35 cron ASPH. I thought for...

I have the 35/1.2 and 35 cron ASPH. I thought for a very long time to sell the 2 to get a 35 lux ASPH. Decided against it as I like very much the character of the 35/1.2.

I had done a comparison of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,025
Posted By glchua
I had never used a Zeiss finder. But I had...

I had never used a Zeiss finder. But I had physically seen 3 CV 21mm finders with the framelines slanted due to loose mounting of the glass element. Maybe that should be checked first.

I don't think...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-26-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,339
Posted By glchua
Someone recommended me a brush for make-up...

Someone recommended me a brush for make-up purposes made by Artisan and Artist. Very soft and made of squirrel hair. I use nothing else ever...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-26-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,956
Posted By glchua
I'm trying very very hard to assess the bokeh of...

I'm trying very very hard to assess the bokeh of the lens from these shots. Foreground detail is overwhelming. ;)

Seriously, from the look of the shots posted, it seems a good alternative to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-18-2009
Replies: 147
Views: 9,844
Posted By glchua
Dead? I'm living in the land of the dead then. I...

Dead? I'm living in the land of the dead then.

I used to do inkjet prints until some supposedly archival prints die on me.

Now I spend once or twice a month in a darkroom doing prints that I know...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,316
Posted By glchua
New 35 Lux is about S$5400 (I asked last week!),...

New 35 Lux is about S$5400 (I asked last week!), but could be cheaper. Almost bought one to replace my 35 summicron ASPH because, as Al Kaplan said:" Insecurity, indecisivness, confusion, desire,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-15-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,420
Posted By glchua
Looking at the data, visible light transmission...

Looking at the data, visible light transmission seems to be the highest for B&W. That to me is most important. Time to change to B&W.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By glchua
Probably the ammonium thiosulphate would...

Probably the ammonium thiosulphate would precipitate out and that i find is quite difficult to get it back to solution again.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,419
Posted By glchua
Same problem here on my 0.85 MP. On my 0.58 MP it...

Same problem here on my 0.85 MP. On my 0.58 MP it is fine.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-15-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By glchua
Yes, fixed and no problems with that ever since....

Yes, fixed and no problems with that ever since. The cracked base is another matter.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-15-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By glchua
I did that once before a couple of years back. A...

I did that once before a couple of years back. A very easy job. I think the lenses are held by a little bit of glue and they can get out of alignment. I took apart the casing and realigned the lenses...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-21-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By glchua
I bought my first Leica about 2 years back. "Just...

I bought my first Leica about 2 years back. "Just to have a look" was what I was thinking when I went into a shop to see a MP. Seeing became fondling, fondling led to desiring, then the sleepless...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-15-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By glchua
I posted this sometime...

I posted this sometime back:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21044

When I put the thing back, I stuck some thin double-sided tape to the edges of the lens elements and that...
Forum: Off Topic 09-18-2006
Replies: 82
Views: 3,339
Posted By glchua
I ride a BMW R1100R, year round, rain or shine...

I ride a BMW R1100R, year round, rain or shine (the only 2 weather condition in Singapore). It is the only vehicle I own. Have been riding for more than 14 years (after Suzuki GN125, Suzuki Intruder...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,118
Posted By glchua
Justin, Beautiful pics!

Justin,

Beautiful pics!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 2,370
Posted By glchua
I use a Nikon 4000ED too and use XP2 very often....

I use a Nikon 4000ED too and use XP2 very often. I'll try to avoid clippings at both ends of the histogram to get all info in. This would give me a flat image but it sharpens well with good contrast...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2006
Replies: 58
Views: 3,091
Posted By glchua
Almost like mine: MP (0.58), MP (0.85), M6...

Almost like mine:

MP (0.58), MP (0.85), M6 classic

Definitely too many, as I mostly use my M6 with 40/1.4 now.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-12-2006
Replies: 240
Views: 30,470
Posted By glchua
http://gallery.photo.net/photo/3251969-md.jpg

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/3251969-md.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-17-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,208
Posted By glchua
one more, but not RF...

one more, but not RF (FM3A):

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/1356715-md.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-17-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,208
Posted By glchua
http://gallery.photo.net/photo/3252030-md.jpg I'v...

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/3252030-md.jpg

I've a folder here. (http://www.photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=484826)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-08-2006
Replies: 75
Views: 5,188
Posted By glchua
There is a comparison published in "Photo...

There is a comparison published in "Photo Techniques", March/April 2006 issue. One of the figures published show that the bokeh difference due to coating is slight.

I have the MC version, shot 10...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-24-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By glchua
Thanks for all the reply. After scanning my...

Thanks for all the reply.

After scanning my first roll of T400CN, the resolution seems okay. Have a shot with backlighting and it has the "glow"!

I kind of like that shot, reminds me of the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By glchua
Bubbles and haze? 40/1.4

I've recently bought a used 40/1.4 Nokton from another user. It is a huge mistake on my part not to check the glass properly.

I found that the rear element has quite a number of bubbles covering an...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-20-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By glchua
Probably the framelines within the camera is...

Probably the framelines within the camera is off.

I have the same problem with my 21 viewfinder (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21044), but that's easier to fix than your...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-18-2006
Replies: 82
Views: 7,784
Posted By glchua
I had the impression that it was the current...

I had the impression that it was the current price even in Hong Kong as the 75 cron (S$3300+) that I bought from the same shop was very close to Hong Kong price. Maybe it was a mistake? Probably he...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2006
Replies: 82
Views: 7,784
Posted By glchua
Maybe no one listens because it is easier on the...

Maybe no one listens because it is easier on the wallet. :p

I would love to have one but I'll probably need to save for another year for it. It has past the US$3100 mark here in Singapore (was...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-29-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 775
Posted By glchua
CV 21mm viewfinder: slanted framelines

Yesterday, when I was shooting with my CV 21/4, I noticed that the framelines on the external viewfinder were slanted. A few quick shakes slant it even more. I took it apart and aligned the lenses in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,641
Posted By glchua
Went to our local Leica distributor and they...

Went to our local Leica distributor and they showed me a picture blown to about A1 size taken using the R9-DMR. The details are fantastic with tonality of medium format. The beauty is that the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-29-2005
Replies: 28
Views: 2,454
Posted By glchua
I have the MP 0.58, MP 0.85 and M6 classic all...

I have the MP 0.58, MP 0.85 and M6 classic all chrome. Minimum electronic parts is what I look for, hence the choice.

The MP is smoother and slightly heavier than the M6. The shutter release on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-06-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By glchua
I use a 0.58 MP. I like the viewfinder a lot as I...

I use a 0.58 MP. I like the viewfinder a lot as I wear glasses and I can see the 35mm frame lines and the space around it without much effort. The space is one of the important reasons I use a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-05-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By glchua
I just found out my QL17 GIII also have the same...

I just found out my QL17 GIII also have the same problem. Passed it to my friend to clear a roll for me and it came back blank. Checked the shutter and it seems okay but found that the cam just kept...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-01-2005
Replies: 63
Views: 4,869
Posted By glchua
Similarly I shoot left eye also because I don't...

Similarly I shoot left eye also because I don't have to close my right eye. I started out photography with my right eye but trained myself to shoot with my left after a while for the above reason....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
Hi all, Peter started a new Singapore and...

Hi all,

Peter started a new Singapore and Malaysia thread:

Singapore and Malaysia RFF (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=97312#post97312)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-21-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
Nice cam! Lens looks big. What lens is that? I...

Nice cam!

Lens looks big. What lens is that?

I use a case for my camera too. That way your can throw the thing in any bag with everything else and have no need to worry about it. When I go out...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
Very nice Peter! A very good documentary of the...

Very nice Peter! A very good documentary of the rituals. I wished some photos were framed a little tighter, but that's nit-picking on a good series.

How did you get permission to shoot? Is there a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-12-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
How true! But I ignored it after a while. My...

How true! But I ignored it after a while. My sample also focus past infinity a little, or maybe my RF is out......gear paranoia setting in again.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
Just got my CV 21/4. Many thanks to...

Just got my CV 21/4.

Many thanks to Terence!

Very nice and compact, the silver finish was also good. Focussing and aperture seems smoother than my other lenses. Chose a 50/75 mount as I think I'll...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-01-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
Usual answer: NEVER!

Usual answer: NEVER!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-31-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
I got the chance to fondle Terence's R2A and...

I got the chance to fondle Terence's R2A and 35/1.2 yesterday.

Really nice, build and finish seems better than the R2, L or T. It's VC new generation of products definitely. If you compare the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-26-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
I think I should save a bundle and get a VC 21/4...

I think I should save a bundle and get a VC 21/4 instead of the stellarly priced Zeiss 21/2.8.

Sent you an email!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-26-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
Terence, are you getting something from Dr. Yao?...

Terence, are you getting something from Dr. Yao? I've thought of a 21/4 with adaptor.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
Welcome Justin! Were you the one who sold me a...

Welcome Justin! Were you the one who sold me a 50/2 collapsible quite a while back?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-05-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
Think of the Leica M as a future savings for...

Think of the Leica M as a future savings for their scholarship, and as long as you take care of it.....

leica, leica, leica, leica,leica...... :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-04-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
Just like Nick, I use my 35 indoors and my 50 is...

Just like Nick, I use my 35 indoors and my 50 is my general purpose lens. When I go out just to shoot, it will be a 35 and a 90. 90 is a pain to use on a rangefinder, personally I think you must have...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-28-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By glchua
I have exactly the same problem with my QL17...

I have exactly the same problem with my QL17 GIII. Looking forward for some knowledgable answers too.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-21-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By glchua
Then I will have not enough Leicas to fondle :D

Then I will have not enough Leicas to fondle :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By glchua
Boston- any advice on what to shoot?

Hello to all in RFF.

I'll be going to Boston, Harvard U for a short course this May. Landing Sunday afternoon at Logan and going back on Friday. I probably only have Monday and the rest of the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-20-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By glchua
OT a bit, can't help you with the shades. But...

OT a bit, can't help you with the shades.

But woah! Nice stuffs you got there Terence. I'm eyeing and saving (through buying lottery) for the 21/2.8.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
Nice Buloh pics. Last time I was there was...

Nice Buloh pics. Last time I was there was probably 3 years back looking for insects to shoot.

Yeah, I used XP2 a lot last time too. Shot at 250, it looks very nice, smooth tones and good contrast....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-15-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
One thing good about buying locally is the...

One thing good about buying locally is the warranty. My MP has a 5 year passport warranty and new lenses have a 3 year warranty. I think that alone justifies the price premium. I would think buying...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-14-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
Exactly the same here. Maybe worse as I can be...

Exactly the same here. Maybe worse as I can be sued for neglecting my children too! Nowadays I try to print out nice pics of the family to keep her calm when I am doing my scanning and PS.

Maybe...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
Not that I know of. I think for me is how I...

Not that I know of. I think for me is how I advance the film. It seems that I need to conciously advance fully each time even though the shutter may be cocked already if I didn't do so.



Thanks...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
Hey, I started rangefinder first with a QL17...

Hey, I started rangefinder first with a QL17 GIII! Definitely proper rangefinder with a fine lens. I still have it and I put it in my office. Mine has some irregular frame spacing though but still...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
I pair the MP 0.58 with a 35/2, got a M6 which I...

I pair the MP 0.58 with a 35/2, got a M6 which I pair with a 50/2. I also have a 90/2.8 but don't really like it. Usually I go out with only M6+50. When I have something in mind to shoot, I'll go...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
I use DDX (1+9) and 7 min at about 27C. I'm a...

I use DDX (1+9) and 7 min at about 27C. I'm a lazy person when it comes to developing, so when I started, I tried to find the most convenient procedure. Since DDX is so ex, it is much cheaper to do a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-11-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
Sorry, forgot to introduce myself too. I am a...

Sorry, forgot to introduce myself too.

I am a chemist (synthesis chemist) by training and profession.

Was a Nikon SLR user, went from a cheap manual Nikon FE10 and then to a F90X with AF lenses....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2005
Replies: 259
Views: 7,873
Posted By glchua
Count me in too!

Count me in too!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 1,298
Posted By glchua
Thanks Peter for the memories and the nice pics....

Thanks Peter for the memories and the nice pics. Last time I step into P. Ubin was at least 10 years ago.

There is not much of Singapore that can be classified rural, and P. Ubin is also losing its...
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