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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 24
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Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Do you mean the screw-mount Pentaxís, or Pentax...

Do you mean the screw-mount Pentaxís, or Pentax generally? My MX and LX screens are certainly brighter than my F, although my SVís are a fair bit dimmer...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 809
Views: 119,435
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Louis Vuitton | Hanoi Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Louis Vuitton | Hanoi

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49318663493_3de7105835_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i983qn)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I believe it was just the first version of the...

I believe it was just the first version of the 50/f1.4 (8 element). I haven’t heard about other lenses causing issues.

For what it’s worth, the red/green R is only significant on the S-series...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,567
Views: 200,793
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Jan and Dusty Pentax KX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Jan and Dusty

Pentax KX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49411555706_cfcb06cfa9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ihk93f)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Very little difference between the Super S2 and...

Very little difference between the Super S2 and the S3.

As Peter says, LTM - M42 doesn't work if you want infinity focus. However, there are a number of M42 - Leica M adapters on the market (I have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 904
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Probably obvious, but the prices are in USD, even...

Probably obvious, but the prices are in USD, even if you’re registered as a user from elsewhere. This isn’t made clear until you get to the final payment portal.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 195
Views: 29,028
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Battery Point | Tasmania Leica M2, Voigtlander...

Battery Point | Tasmania

Leica M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 Ultron and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49411615756_bd89da4438_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ihkrTA)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 9,632
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Oh my gosh, you're right. You best go tell the M3...

Oh my gosh, you're right. You best go tell the M3 users (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161013&highlight=M3), and the Nikkormat users...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax Forums is a great resource for all things...

Pentax Forums is a great resource for all things Pentax. Here are the pages for the S2 (and 'Super S2', which is probably the one you have) and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 9,632
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thank you :)

Thank you :)
Forum: Optics Theory - 4 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 19,719
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Fantastic article! I missed this somehow back in...

Fantastic article! I missed this somehow back in 2016...



FWIW every Pentax 50/f1.4 from the 7-element Super Takumar (introduced 1965) to the FA (introduced 1991, still on the market) used the same...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 9,632
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Great find! I wonder when it picked up the...

Great find!

I wonder when it picked up the chrome rewind crank?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,509
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Path through the rice paddies | Mai Chau,...

Path through the rice paddies | Mai Chau, Vietnam

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49319364942_f55f42304c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9bCWj)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yep, really hoping they release the 50 APO in VM....

Yep, really hoping they release the 50 APO in VM. An ultra-fast ultra-wide is interesting, but not for me...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 195
Views: 29,028
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 Ultron and...

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 Ultron and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49411819092_cf0542f71c_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 998
Views: 155,074
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
On the way to Mai Chau | Vietnam Pentax MX,...

On the way to Mai Chau | Vietnam

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49319364277_65e1a004cb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9bCJR)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 9,632
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Jan | Hanoi MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and...

Jan | Hanoi

MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49319362437_fb9bd1338e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9bCc8)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,741
Views: 806,647
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax MX and the SMC-K 28/f2, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and...

Pentax MX and the SMC-K 28/f2, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and SMC-K 85/f1.8

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49396894603_e144113ed8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ig2ZNB)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 809
Views: 119,435
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Mechanic | Hanoi Pentax MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and...

Mechanic | Hanoi

Pentax MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49318664153_531169e4c4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i983BK)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 809
Views: 119,435
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hoŗn Kiếm Lake | Hanoi MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Hoŗn Kiếm Lake | Hanoi

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and TMax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49319362497_d37397659b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9bCda)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 186
Views: 5,821
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I must ask, what is 'unevfing'?

I must ask, what is 'unevfing'?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,515
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The role of arson in starting this seasons fires...

The role of arson in starting this seasons fires has been seriously overplayed, as state police and fire chiefs have said repeatedly.

Unless you live in Tas, which it happens I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 4,162
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Highlands | Northern...

Highlands | Northern Iceland

GRII

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Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,287
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
No. Call me shallow but I don't think I would...

No.

Call me shallow but I don't think I would ever buy a Leica with a red dot (or any other colour dot). I've just never liked the dot branding. The engraved script on the top plate is much classier...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 4,162
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A wonderful idea for a thread Lynn, thank you....

A wonderful idea for a thread Lynn, thank you. It’s interesting to see how others idea of ‘quiet’ can be both similar and very different from my own. I’ll have a ponder and post something soon.

I’m...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 835
Views: 93,920
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hoŗn Kiếm | Hanoi MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Hoŗn Kiếm | Hanoi

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49319360852_73cc5d01d9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9bBHN)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 809
Views: 119,435
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I really like all of them Ray

I really like all of them Ray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 9,632
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'd love to try a K 30mm, I've heard they're a...

I'd love to try a K 30mm, I've heard they're a great lens.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49318667493_35fd5f5b4c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i984Bk)

Mai Chau, Vietnam

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 809
Views: 119,435
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The winning moment - Vietnam scores during a...

The winning moment - Vietnam scores during a World Cup qualifier against Malaysia (my Malaysian wife was less than impressed).

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,515
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Do you have a link for the actual article? That...

Do you have a link for the actual article? That just goes to the 7News homepage and I canít see anything about arson.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 755
Views: 154,485
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Do you have any samples showing what youíre...

Do you have any samples showing what youíre talking about?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 755
Views: 154,485
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
What do you actually mean by that? I admit Iím...

What do you actually mean by that? I admit Iím sceptical...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 755
Views: 154,485
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Backstage | Cygnet SRT101b, Rokkor 28/f3.5 and...

Backstage | Cygnet

SRT101b, Rokkor 28/f3.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48940491413_e4378a1f50_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hyGP36)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 809
Views: 119,435
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lost on the sidewalk | Hanoi MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Lost on the sidewalk | Hanoi

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49319360512_45b6ce6ecb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9bBBW)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,515
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thoughts and prayers are always welcome, but if...

Thoughts and prayers are always welcome, but if anyone would like to contribute to the fire fighting effort (and the huge array of other challenges that come with these events), there is a guide on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,515
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Peter, you know the rules on politics here, and...

Peter, you know the rules on politics here, and that link is nothing if not a political rant.

Don't be that guy.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 809
Views: 119,435
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hoŗn Kiếm | Hanoi MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Hoŗn Kiếm | Hanoi

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49318664903_29a69405c4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i983QF)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,515
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Not to diminish what happened in California, but...

Not to diminish what happened in California, but to give a context of the scale of what is happening in Australia at the moment... The 2018 fires in California burnt approx. 2 million acres. Thus...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 809
Views: 119,435
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
As an aside, it was really interesting to see how...

As an aside, it was really interesting to see how many young Vietnamese people in Hanoi were using film. Pretty much all the regular Japanese brands were represented (Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Olympus,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 809
Views: 119,435
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I've finally managed to work my way through the...

I've finally managed to work my way through the rolls from our Vietnam trip. Thanks very much to everyone here you gave some tips!

We ended up starting and finishing in Hanoi, and doing a loop down...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,695
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A T3 just came up in local classifieds for...

A T3 just came up in local classifieds for $3200aud.

Seriously.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,695
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I’m sorry I don’t follow? I was disputing that...

I’m sorry I don’t follow? I was disputing that they regularly came up for $1000 5-6 years ago, not that they go for $2k now.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,695
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Really? I first bought in to Leica 5-6 years ago...

Really? I first bought in to Leica 5-6 years ago (eventually with an M2, after checking out most models) and I donít recall M6ís regularly going for $1000 at the time...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,741
Views: 806,647
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
OM1n, Zuiko 200/f4, 50/f1.4 and...

OM1n, Zuiko 200/f4, 50/f1.4 and 28/f3.5

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49185091001_1b4ed8c242_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hWjrYn)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,346
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lol I was just going to go looking for that quote...

Lol I was just going to go looking for that quote :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 322
Views: 42,496
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Jetty and runabout | Pulau Ketam Pentax MX,...

Jetty and runabout | Pulau Ketam

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49119994498_259b6c5c7b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQyP3S)
Forum: Optics Theory - 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,310
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Out of interest, are there any records of a...

Out of interest, are there any records of a Hologon going to the summit of Everest?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-17-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,645
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I don't know about that... I have an M2, Pentax...

I don't know about that... I have an M2, Pentax MX and Olympus OM1n (all serviced and in very good condition), and the viewfinders in the two SLR's are just as bright as the M2 as long as you're...
Forum: Travel 12-17-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,135
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I travel to Malaysia a few times a year (plus...

I travel to Malaysia a few times a year (plus trips to other parts of the region) and always shoot film. Why not!?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2019
Replies: 401
Views: 24,800
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Itís a great lens, but Takumar it ainít... For...

Itís a great lens, but Takumar it ainít...

For Pentax more broadly thereís the Pentaxians thread. Letís keep this one on topic...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 802
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I agree. 10 characters

I agree.

10 characters
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I think the hi-res mode on the newer MFT bodies...

I think the hi-res mode on the newer MFT bodies would quite easily resolve 35mm film.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 159
Views: 9,632
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Old Mate | Ipoh Pentax MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and...

Old Mate | Ipoh

Pentax MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49120689892_fa0862473b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQCnLq)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 332
Views: 34,371
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A quiet moment back home | Kuala Lumpur Pentax...

A quiet moment back home | Kuala Lumpur

Pentax MX, SMC-M 50/f1.4 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49120498616_1187fbb2ac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQBoUy)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 4,262
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
She's lived a hard life this one... Hansons Peak...

She's lived a hard life this one...

Hansons Peak | Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park

OM1n, G.Zuiko 28/f3.5 and Portra400

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,509
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park Olympus...

Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park

Olympus OM1n, G.Zuiko 28/f3.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49112903157_a7afb50393_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hPWt3n)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2019
Replies: 7,484
Views: 3,851,256
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 and Gordy's...

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2 and Gordy's strap

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49184593018_7b29f349f6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hWgTWs)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2019
Replies: 322
Views: 42,496
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Great shot Colton, I reckon that’s one of your...

Great shot Colton, I reckon that’s one of your best interns of composition
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
Replies: 195
Views: 29,028
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I quite like it :)

I quite like it :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-08-2019
Replies: 3,297
Views: 571,293
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pulau Ketam | Malaysia Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2...

Pulau Ketam | Malaysia

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49120688897_e9f10ec2fb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQCntg)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-08-2019
Replies: 195
Views: 29,028
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
If anyone's curious about the OEM...

If anyone's curious about the OEM hood.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49185289967_ec698d4d9e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hWkt7P)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49184592903_59ca979a4a_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2019
Replies: 159
Views: 9,632
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I believe itís the same in the OM system (28/f2.8...

I believe itís the same in the OM system (28/f2.8 smaller than the 28/f3.5).

For Pentax the real gem for slower wides is the SMC-K 28/f3.5, with its fancy pants 8/7 design.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 159
Views: 9,632
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Iíd love a black one but the chrome popped up...

Iíd love a black one but the chrome popped up locally and I couldnít resist...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 3,768
Views: 723,500
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The 'new' OM1n kit, recently returned from an...

The 'new' OM1n kit, recently returned from an overhaul by Yoshi at Nagami Camera Service

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49185091001_1b4ed8c242_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hWjrYn)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 159
Views: 9,632
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
MX vs...

MX vs OM1n

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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-07-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 4,002
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Out of interest, why not the 50/f1.5 Nokton? It...

Out of interest, why not the 50/f1.5 Nokton? It seems to be a more natural competitor to the two Zeiss' in terms of size, speed and performance.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 322
Views: 42,496
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I haven't been lucky enough to own the K28/f2,...

I haven't been lucky enough to own the K28/f2, but I do own the M28/f2 and I wouldn't describe it as 'inferior', rather that the K is unusually exceptional.

I've used the Super Takumar 28/f3.5,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-06-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,515
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks Lynn, I hadn’t seen those shots. A bunch...

Thanks Lynn, I hadn’t seen those shots. A bunch of my colleagues from Tas Parks have been deployed in NSW and it sounds pretty grim.

Bizarrely ‘summer’ in the Tasmania high country has been the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2019
Replies: 755
Views: 154,485
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Tasman National Park | Tasmania SRT101b, Rokkor...

Tasman National Park | Tasmania

SRT101b, Rokkor 50/f1.7 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48941038296_50eede860b_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2019
Replies: 401
Views: 24,800
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Bare Island | La Perouse Pentax MX, SMC Takumar...

Bare Island | La Perouse

Pentax MX, SMC Takumar 50/f1.4 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/697/31538996554_c6ab6c908f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Q3ZASE)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2019
Replies: 466
Views: 68,476
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pulau Ketam, Malaysia Hasselblad SWC/M and...

Pulau Ketam, Malaysia

Hasselblad SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49046935767_08b02e9f17_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hJ7nez)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,719
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
My 1965 M2 has had the broken self-timer spring,...

My 1965 M2 has had the broken self-timer spring, and a detached viewfinder optic (to be fair, this happened following a short, sharp knock to the lens). Also the still undiagnosed intermittent light...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-01-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I just purchased the 35/f2 Ultron, having...

I just purchased the 35/f2 Ultron, having previously used the 35mm Color Skopar II for about five years. So far I really like it. Rendering is excellent, handling is excellent (despite the grumbles...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Voigtlander 35/f1.7 Ultron (VM) Size may not...

Voigtlander 35/f1.7 Ultron (VM)

Size may not quite fit the brief, but rendering certainly does...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2019
Replies: 159
Views: 9,632
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks Huss! The cranes of Port Klang |...

Thanks Huss!

The cranes of Port Klang | Malaysia

MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49119995153_149b448d0f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQyPfa)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-30-2019
Replies: 726
Views: 91,265
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The mangrove islands of Palau Ketam |...

The mangrove islands of Palau Ketam | Malaysia

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400 (yellow filter)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49120689477_09af525960_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQCnDg)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 4,352
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Oddly enough expired film is often more expensive...

Oddly enough expired film is often more expensive than fresh stock in the local market (even the same emulsions).

Trends are strange things...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I see no reason why that wouldnít work. Quality...

I see no reason why that wouldnít work. Quality filters should have the index mark in the same place.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 4,352
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thatís interesting. In Aus Kodak is generally...

Thatís interesting. In Aus Kodak is generally cheaper than Ilford for B&W, and Portra400 is quite a bit cheaper than P400H for colour...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2019
Replies: 322
Views: 42,496
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The K28/f2 is probably my ultimate goldilocks...

The K28/f2 is probably my ultimate goldilocks lens, for any system. I have the M28/f2, and it’s wonderful, but the K is just something else...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2019
Replies: 3,768
Views: 723,500
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hansons Peak and Little Horn OM1n, G.Zuiko...

Hansons Peak and Little Horn

OM1n, G.Zuiko 28/f3.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49112710976_a217b9d724_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hPVtUU)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-25-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,509
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Mt Campbell | Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National...

Mt Campbell | Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park

Olympus OM1n, G.Zuiko 28/f3.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49112711561_79b0b331ae_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hPVu5Z)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-25-2019
Replies: 3,297
Views: 571,293
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Ipoh | Malaysia Pentax MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and...

Ipoh | Malaysia

Pentax MX, SMC-K 85/f1.8 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49120689892_fa0862473b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQCnLq)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-24-2019
Replies: 3,297
Views: 571,293
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pulau Ketam, Malaysia Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Pulau Ketam, Malaysia

Pentax MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49120497016_c9fb6d8ffb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQBoqY)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2019
Replies: 159
Views: 9,632
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pulau Ketam, Malaysia MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and...

Pulau Ketam, Malaysia

MX, SMC-M 28/f2 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49119994453_e4a8fd0d1b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQyP36)
Forum: Travel 11-24-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 2,474
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
More from Pulau Ketam SWC/M and...

More from Pulau Ketam

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49046936602_79096f4ba6_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2019
Replies: 466
Views: 68,476
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Shoobridge Bend | kunanyi / Mt Wellington SWC/M...

Shoobridge Bend | kunanyi / Mt Wellington

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48752451483_8069f1e4ac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hh64jk)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A bit off topic but Iím curious when you use a...

A bit off topic but Iím curious when you use a polariser with an SWC and what kind of results you get (being so wide)?



SWC isnít an SLR ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-23-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,509
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hansons Peak | Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National...

Hansons Peak | Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park

Olympus OM1n, G.Zuiko 28/f3.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49112901392_69b7bcc6a4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hPWsvW)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2019
Replies: 3,768
Views: 723,500
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
First roll back from my 'new' (and newly...

First roll back from my 'new' (and newly serviced) OM1n and G.Zuiko 28/f3.5. I've been a Zuikoholic in the digital world for a while, but it's nice to get in on the OM system :)

Dove Lake and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks for sharing, really beautiful documentary...

Thanks for sharing, really beautiful documentary photography.

I think these would have been taken not long after my Wife’s family left the south of China.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,042
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Within reason I’ve never found samples to be a...

Within reason I’ve never found samples to be a particularly useful way of determining whether I’m going to like a camera. Pretty much all modern, large sensor digitals have very good image quality,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-14-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,645
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Theyíre such different beasts itís never occurred...

Theyíre such different beasts itís never occurred to me to compare the two...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 11-13-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,896
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I really want to like this but the lack of...

I really want to like this but the lack of mechanical shutter is a pretty big hurdle...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2019
Replies: 466
Views: 68,476
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pulau Ketam, Malaysia Hasselblad SWC/M and...

Pulau Ketam, Malaysia

Hasselblad SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49046936602_79096f4ba6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hJ7ntY)
Forum: Travel 11-10-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 2,474
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pulau Ketam, one of several low-lying mangrove...

Pulau Ketam, one of several low-lying mangrove islands at the mouth of the Klang River (the river that runs through the Kuala Lumpur CBD). The islands are home to a thriving fishing industry and can...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2019
Replies: 466
Views: 68,476
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Silver Peppermint (Eucalyptus tenuinarmis |...

Silver Peppermint (Eucalyptus tenuinarmis | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48729642062_d6d3befc8d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hf59Ss)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,430
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Probably a KX or MX. Excellent cameras that seems...

Probably a KX or MX. Excellent cameras that seems to have completely missed the marketplace hype (and elevated prices) thrown at the K1000.

Keep an eye on the Pentax Forums classifieds and you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2019
Replies: 1,747
Views: 326,566
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Tunah Plains | Tasman National Park SRT101b,...

Tunah Plains | Tasman National Park

SRT101b, Rokkor 50/f1.7 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48941038096_a7fb096218_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hyKBxE)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-03-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
True, but it has significant impact on resale if...

True, but it has significant impact on resale if youíre honest when the time comes to pass it on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,341
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
This change doesnít make an ounce of difference...

This change doesnít make an ounce of difference to people downloading stuff for free. Itís still up to the account holder to choose what size to upload and what size to allow for downloads (if any).
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Really odd separation?

Really odd separation?
Forum: Travel 10-12-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Wonderful photos! Where is home for you?

Wonderful photos! Where is home for you?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2019
Replies: 809
Views: 119,435
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Iíve almost finished my visit to Hanoi (and...

Iíve almost finished my visit to Hanoi (and surrounding area) and will be developing about 20 rolls when I get home. Is it ok if I share work from my SWC/M and MX? Unfortunately my M2 is away getting...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,781
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The camera I’ve owned the longest is a Spotmatic...

The camera I’ve owned the longest is a Spotmatic F. It was bought new by my parents, and I ‘inherited’ it (ie. put my first roll through it) around 2004. I don’t use it much, perhaps a roll a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-01-2019
Replies: 1,384
Views: 72,283
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thatís true, and I probably would. Itís not a...

Thatís true, and I probably would.

Itís not a deal breaker obviously, but if the point of the thread is direct market feedback, thatís my feedback :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-01-2019
Replies: 1,384
Views: 72,283
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Take it as you will, but I’m really not a fan of...

Take it as you will, but I’m really not a fan of the pink-purple mounting button. It looks like someone misplaced the sequins from a prom dress...

Personally I’d much prefer plain red. Simple,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-01-2019
Replies: 401
Views: 24,800
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Did you mean to post this in a different thread?...

Did you mean to post this in a different thread? Whoís Barry?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,129
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I donít know if youíre out of touch or just...

I donít know if youíre out of touch or just trolling, but in my hometown a roll of Portra400, shot and developed, will set you back about $25aud. If film is your primary medium, thatís going to rack...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,129
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I wonder how small the run would be though...

I wonder how small the run would be though (compared to its original release)? I feel like Cosina discontinued the Bessa models immediately prior to the upsurge in the film market, and if they...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,347
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thatís very true. My M2 and MX are a similar size...

Thatís very true. My M2 and MX are a similar size but the M2 feels much, much heavier.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-27-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,479
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yep, an Autocord was my first foray into medium...

Yep, an Autocord was my first foray into medium format and itís still a favourite, even after Ďupgradingí with a Hasselblad 6x6 kit. Fantastic lens, great ergonomics and nice and compact.

I bought...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,007
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
There's considerable difference in prices in Aus...

There's considerable difference in prices in Aus depending where you shop. The best (legitimate) Australian online stores have prices a little higher but comparable to the US. But if you walk into a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,007
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
It isn't? Currently in Aus Delta400 is $7.45usd...

It isn't?

Currently in Aus Delta400 is $7.45usd and Tmax400 $6.45usd (depending where you shop)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,007
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thank you for the insight.

Thank you for the insight.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-24-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 3,977
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The road into the Highlands | Iceland Ricoh...

The road into the Highlands | Iceland

Ricoh GRII

https://live.staticflickr.com/4255/35461035950_2f02eba8f1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/W2z5xy)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-24-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 4,488
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A few years later and it's still an absolute...

A few years later and it's still an absolute favourite :)

M2 and Voigtlander 28/f2

https://live.staticflickr.com/863/41130226514_943c637da2_c.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,007
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yep in Aus Delta is consistently a couple of...

Yep in Aus Delta is consistently a couple of dollars more than Tmax. I’ve never really understood why...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-24-2019
Replies: 2,741
Views: 806,647
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
My Mum's old Spotmatic F, purchased new in Panama...

My Mum's old Spotmatic F, purchased new in Panama in '76, as Mum and Dad sailed from Melbourne to Southampton on the S.S. Australis.

MX, S-M-C 20/f4.5 and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-24-2019
Replies: 159
Views: 9,632
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Two from home MX, SMC 85/f1.8 and Fuji...

Two from home

MX, SMC 85/f1.8 and Fuji Industrial 400

https://live.staticflickr.com/4897/31462518507_ef67a939c7_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-24-2019
Replies: 466
Views: 68,476
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Shoobridge Track | kunanyi / Mt Wellington SWC/M...

Shoobridge Track | kunanyi / Mt Wellington

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48752969167_6768551e45_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hh8HcV)
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,706
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
GAS means I have way too much gear... But when I...

GAS means I have way too much gear... But when I actually go shooting, I tend to take a minimalist approach. Ie. if I'm travelling I will usually carry one body, and one or two primes (usually a 28mm...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-23-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,929
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kuala Lumpur M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and...

Kuala Lumpur

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/1751/41759238975_ae65571f51_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26C81ST)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-22-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,781
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
What is involved with the conversion?

What is involved with the conversion?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-22-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,781
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I have copies of all the early Pentax 50/f1.4's...

I have copies of all the early Pentax 50/f1.4's (Super Tak 8 element, Super Tak 7 element (thorium), S-M-C Tak, SMC Tak, SMC Pentax and Pentax-M) and I really can't pick any difference, besides...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-22-2019
Replies: 256
Views: 9,868
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A lot of interesting stuff going on here, but I’m...

A lot of interesting stuff going on here, but I’m genuinely stumped by the screen design...

Any body with a side-hinged articulated screen is ‘hidden’ when folded away (which is how my Pen F lives...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-21-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,781
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The M35/f2 seems to come up for sale...

The M35/f2 seems to come up for sale semi-regularly on PentaxForums.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-21-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,781
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
There were quite a few different optical versions...

There were quite a few different optical versions of the Pentax 35/f2.

- Super Takumar 35/f2 (early) - 8/7 - Unique
- Super Takumar/S-M-C Takumar 35/f2 (late) - 8/7 - Similar to below.
- SMC Pentax...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2019
Replies: 466
Views: 68,476
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The eastern flanks of kunanyi / Mt...

The eastern flanks of kunanyi / Mt Wellington

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48752969302_1008b15357_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hh8Hff)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-20-2019
Replies: 1,567
Views: 200,793
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Nikon F, Nikkor-S 50/f1.4 and...

Nikon F, Nikkor-S 50/f1.4 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48674133038_b2eb029a0e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2haaDYj)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2019
Replies: 401
Views: 24,800
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Little Norfolk Bay Pentax SV, Super Takumar...

Little Norfolk Bay

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48112411072_747b2eb94f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2giwFAQ)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2019
Replies: 3,768
Views: 723,500
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
35RD and F.Zuiko...

35RD and F.Zuiko 40/f1.7

Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48024177461_4b6c8c747b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gaJsPF)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-18-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,509
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Shoobridge Track | kunanyi / Mt Wellington SWC/M...

Shoobridge Track | kunanyi / Mt Wellington

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48752969167_6768551e45_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hh8HcV)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks for that Chris

Thanks for that Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Do you know what the issue was? On mine every...

Do you know what the issue was?

On mine every speed sounds the same, from B - 1/1000...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
OM1n shutter issue

Gíday everyone.

Iíve just picked up a OM1n. It was very cheap and I bought it assuming it would probably need work.

Everything appears to be in order except - the shutter fires cleanly but doesnít...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-16-2019
Replies: 466
Views: 68,476
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Surveyors Hut | Tasman National Park SWC/M and...

Surveyors Hut | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Ektar100

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48729467461_bf2738a6eb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hf4fY6)
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,309
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
FWIW I think this is an American thing. Down...

FWIW I think this is an American thing.

Down here in Aus there has never been a culture (and retailers generally don't accept) 'change-of-mind' returns. I used to work for an outdoor retailer and we...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-14-2019
Replies: 1,329
Views: 197,328
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Silver Peppermint (Eucalyptus tenuiramis) |...

Silver Peppermint (Eucalyptus tenuiramis) | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Ektar100

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48729642062_d6d3befc8d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hf59Ss)
Forum: Lomography 09-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yeah I was going to suggest the K1000...

Yeah I was going to suggest the K1000 too.

Depending on how you define a 'model', the Hasselblad SWC would be up there. No significant change to the lens from 1954 to 2001, and no significant change...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I think you might be right. I'll try another roll...

I think you might be right. I'll try another roll and see how it goes.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I got 12 frames, and the burnt section was the...

I got 12 frames, and the burnt section was the last part (1/3?) of the 12th frame.

I'll try another roll and be as careful as possible loading.



I don't think it was the dark slide. First, it was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 466
Views: 68,476
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Shadow and rainbow | Tasman National Park SWC/M...

Shadow and rainbow | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Ektar100

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48729642322_1d0af24764_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hf59WW)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A12 back - light leak or user error

G'day everyone,

I just ran a test roll through a 'new' A12 back on my SWC/M. The first 11 frames were all good, but the final one was like this... Any ideas what's going on?

User error my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Huh, I've never heard of such a thing...

Huh, I've never heard of such a thing...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-12-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 4,193
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That's a long way from my experience. The only...

That's a long way from my experience. The only people who have ever commented on my M2 are older, white men...



That's probably true. I follow a lot of photography groups on Facebook and post a lot...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
What is this???

G'day everyone!

This has popped up in my local classifieds and I can't for the life of me figure out what it is...

Obviously the hood is a hood, but can anyone guess what it belongs to?

And...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 1,567
Views: 200,793
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and...

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Reala100

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48664407791_9926604ed7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h9iNZD)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lake Macquarie | NSW Olympus 35RD (F.Zuiko...

Lake Macquarie | NSW

Olympus 35RD (F.Zuiko 40/f1.7) and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48024177796_2938cbc6b3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gaJsVs)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Du Cane Hut | Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National...

Du Cane Hut | Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park

M2, 90mm Tele Elmarit and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/727/21861173591_295d1c9fb6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ziNeh4)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2019
Replies: 998
Views: 155,074
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Red Dirt Bluff | Tasman National Park Nikon F,...

Red Dirt Bluff | Tasman National Park

Nikon F, Nikkor-S 50/f1.4 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48674131828_368286fa53_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2haaDBs)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Burning holes in your shutter - 2 questions

G'day everyone, I was taking a walk and pondering the meaning of cloth focal-plane shutters (as you do), and two rather oddball questions popped into my head...

- Would leaving your lens at it's MFD...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-08-2019
Replies: 397
Views: 45,245
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kingsford Smith Airport | Sydney Leica III, 5cm...

Kingsford Smith Airport | Sydney

Leica III, 5cm Elmar and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/3835/33196491440_d5d92c7746_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SzsGmG)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-08-2019
Replies: 726
Views: 91,265
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Reynisfjara | Iceland SWC/M and...

Reynisfjara | Iceland

SWC/M and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/7871/47140785491_8798f78d89_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ePERaD)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I have no useful suggestions, but I agree that...

I have no useful suggestions, but I agree that Voigtlander lens caps* really suck. I've had five CV's now and I love them all, but the caps have been consistently terrible.

Well, nice to get that...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,915
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'd also recommend the Summaron 35/f3.5. It's a...

I'd also recommend the Summaron 35/f3.5. It's a wonderful lens, particularly on B&W film, and one of the most affordable 35mm Leitz options. The f2.8 version is also fantastic, but significantly more...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-07-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,509
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Old snow poles | Ben Lomond National Park M2,...

Old snow poles | Ben Lomond National Park

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7408/27685692432_99e7cdb9ec_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JbupNG)
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-07-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,281
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lone moto | Kuala Lumpur M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5...

Lone moto | Kuala Lumpur

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7739/17998349479_6f6efb0842_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tqsffk)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-07-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,929
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Taroona M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and...

Taroona

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7361/27507807880_0d38a24df0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HULGVE)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-07-2019
Replies: 341
Views: 35,829
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Awaiting the groom | Kuala Lumpur M2,...

Awaiting the groom | Kuala Lumpur

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Tmax100

https://live.staticflickr.com/4190/34140065852_f09f116a18_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/U1QLa3)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-06-2019
Replies: 1,384
Views: 72,283
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That looks very good for a prototype! And the...

That looks very good for a prototype! And the naked brass actually looks pretty classy (in a steam punk kind of way)...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-06-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,281
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Late night durian seller | Kuala Lumpur Pentax...

Late night durian seller | Kuala Lumpur

Pentax LX, SMC-M 50/f1.4 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/322/32231409792_e0db6474a9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/R7bpcW)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-06-2019
Replies: 126
Views: 10,522
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Out for a paddle | Sandy Bay M2, 5cm Summicron...

Out for a paddle | Sandy Bay

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203290711_0b57a50022_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2grysXa)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2019
Replies: 466
Views: 68,476
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Resolution Point | Tasman National Park SWC/M...

Resolution Point | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335544732_764d5aa594_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDfisU)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-05-2019
Replies: 195
Views: 29,028
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Ah ok. If you have the time could you do some...

Ah ok. If you have the time could you do some tests without the filter?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-05-2019
Replies: 195
Views: 29,028
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Is that flare typical? Very odd looking...

Is that flare typical? Very odd looking...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I like it! Obviously not perfect, but nicely...

I like it! Obviously not perfect, but nicely designed and looks super handy :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 8,476
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Derwent Sailing Squadron Nikon F, Nikkor-S Auto...

Derwent Sailing Squadron

Nikon F, Nikkor-S Auto 50/f1.4 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48674473706_7c9e6a8d5e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hacpeU)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2019
Replies: 540
Views: 50,189
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
kunanyi / Mount Wellington Nikon F, Nikkor-S...

kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Nikon F, Nikkor-S Auto 50/f1.4 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48674644837_dc353fdf10_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hadh7r)
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,565
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
By that logic, if you comment positively on one...

By that logic, if you comment positively on one image are you rejecting all the other images you don't comment on?

Likewise, you don't need to click 'like' unless you feel compelled to...

Of course...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,565
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That's my observation. There doesn't seem to be a...

That's my observation. There doesn't seem to be a lot of direct engagement as it is on the RFF image threads, with most people just posting an image of their own rather than responding to other's...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks! They're definitely tricky to spot. It's...

Thanks! They're definitely tricky to spot. It's not clear from the photos but the spider orchids above are only about 30mm high...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
This one? :) It's one of my favourite species...

This one? :) It's one of my favourite species actually, we only get them down here on really rocky sites exposed to the Roaring Forties.

Quite a few of the Australian species are found across...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,565
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Neither do I, but in the context of Mike and...

Neither do I, but in the context of Mike and Charles' comments, it demonstrates that the 'like' feature is not being used as a substitute for engagement.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The first of the season's Spider Orchids. C....

The first of the season's Spider Orchids.

C. caudata is endemic to Tasmania and listed as 'vulnerable'. It is a species that was probably common once, but its favoured habitat (native grassland and...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,565
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I strongly disagree. I find that there is much...

I strongly disagree. I find that there is much more engagement (in comments) on the Pentax Forums image threads than there is here, and they have had the 'likes' feature for years.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2019
Replies: 447
Views: 35,108
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hobart Nikon F, Nikkor-S 50/f1.4 and...

Hobart

Nikon F, Nikkor-S 50/f1.4 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48674473406_ef1a8dbc81_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hacp9J)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2019
Replies: 341
Views: 35,829
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Amazing story Bob, thank you

Amazing story Bob, thank you
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2019
Replies: 1,567
Views: 200,793
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dusty as a speed blur M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5...

Dusty as a speed blur

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Reala100

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48664563432_9a82d3f319_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2019
Replies: 341
Views: 35,829
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Portrait of a Cow M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and...

Portrait of a Cow

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Reala100

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48664408971_90cd31a4dd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h9iPkZ)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-31-2019
Replies: 216
Views: 26,313
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Mis-post sorry

Mis-post sorry
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-31-2019
Replies: 195
Views: 29,028
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks very much for that.

Thanks very much for that.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-30-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,281
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks, I was super chuffed when old mate walked...

Thanks, I was super chuffed when old mate walked past :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,929
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Campfire kitchen | Barmah National Park 35RD...

Campfire kitchen | Barmah National Park

35RD (40mm F.Zuiko) and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/822/40124321004_2b9ab561d6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/248DCJ1)
Forum: Travel 08-29-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 2,474
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kids on the beach | Kuala Selangor 500CM, 80mm...

Kids on the beach | Kuala Selangor

500CM, 80mm Planar and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/4910/44941528725_3cd024e28d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2btk5Kx)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,929
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
35RD and...

35RD and HP5+


https://live.staticflickr.com/4876/45819587052_72e7701138_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cNVmUd)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I shoot and like both Portra400 and P400H....

I shoot and like both Portra400 and P400H. There's slight differences in the colour palette but overall they're quite similar. At the end of the day I suspect you will probably see more difference...
Forum: Travel 08-27-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,379
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Probably a silly question, but what is a...

Probably a silly question, but what is a Barebones?
Forum: Travel 08-27-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,379
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Sounds like fun, I'll be watching with...

Sounds like fun, I'll be watching with interest!



The dream! The more I travel the more I go in this direction. It's amazing how much you don't need.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-27-2019
Replies: 835
Views: 93,920
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Swim 35RD and...

Swim

35RD and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48024205983_2561c50c23_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gaJBir)
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-27-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 3,261
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Fantastic example of how a half-frame can be used...

Fantastic example of how a half-frame can be used creatively!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,196
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I feel like boxing (particularly if you can get...

I feel like boxing (particularly if you can get close) is one sport where an RF could shine, particularly with a wide-angle.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,196
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
With all respect, the only thing those examples...

With all respect, the only thing those examples demonstrate to me is that you really shouldn't cover a basketball game with an Argus. Unless by 'get the shot', you mean 'get a visible image'...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-26-2019
Replies: 195
Views: 29,028
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Is anyone using the 35/f2 Ultron with the LH-12...

Is anyone using the 35/f2 Ultron with the LH-12 hood? How much does it intrude into the viewfinder?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2019
Replies: 1,567
Views: 200,793
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Happy National Dogs Day! In Australia anyway...

Happy National Dogs Day! In Australia anyway :)

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and Portra400

Dusty the rescue Am Staff X

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203335687_53bdb2a213_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2019
Replies: 159
Views: 14,447
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That was what struck me about the scene!

That was what struck me about the scene!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-25-2019
Replies: 466
Views: 68,476
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yep, low cloud/sea fog coming in off the ocean

Yep, low cloud/sea fog coming in off the ocean
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-25-2019
Replies: 466
Views: 68,476
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Reynisfjara | Iceland SWC/M and...

Reynisfjara | Iceland

SWC/M and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/7854/47088525752_cdfa22cdb5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eK41aE)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,309
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
With respect Ko.Fe., you clearly have a...

With respect Ko.Fe., you clearly have a preference for a certain type of photography - stories about people interacting from what I gather - but not everyone needs to share that preference. Likewise,...
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