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Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 05-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,748
Posted By agricola
Hi Peter - I have been following your comments...

Hi Peter - I have been following your comments for years! The ultimate Lurker ;-)
Your explanation above articulates my experience. In fact you explain the issues so well that I have taken the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,117
Posted By agricola
I've just traded-in my Nikons and nikkor G lenses...

I've just traded-in my Nikons and nikkor G lenses and have geared up with the Fuji XT3, 16-55 f2.8, and 90/f2. Since 2013 the X100s has been my constant companion, and I hope to get the X100F in a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2018
Replies: 1,687
Views: 429,146
Posted By agricola
Onya Colton! and loved your Flickr Dan

Onya Colton! and loved your Flickr

Dan
Forum: Travel 10-12-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 973
Posted By agricola
Keith, we did a 1,000km trek earlier this year. ...

Keith, we did a 1,000km trek earlier this year. I took only the X100s. Downloaded the files from the SD card to the iPad with that thing that takes the card and connects to the iPad. Sorted the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,749
Posted By agricola
It sure is. It's a peaceful, informed place...

It sure is. It's a peaceful, informed place where you can relax and enjoy what photography is really all about.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-07-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By agricola
Superb links. Thank you. I was wandering around...

Superb links. Thank you. I was wandering around Bordeaux today thinking about Winogrand - was he just snapping aimlessly, and how difficult it can be to compose on the street. But now I see these,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 17,653
Posted By agricola
Hello Eric, did you touch this thread...

Hello Eric, did you touch this thread accidentally after all these years?
In any case I’m glad you did. It contains some of the most interesting discussion and images I’ve seen in a long time -...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Posted By agricola
>>Anyone else considering this?<< Well, I am now...

>>Anyone else considering this?<<

Well, I am now Dave ;-) I had no idea what you were talking about when you mentioned the 777 and Bluegrass.

However googling around finally turned up these...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-30-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 5,772
Posted By agricola
>>on the X100F how usable is the 50mm and 75mm...

>>on the X100F how usable is the 50mm and 75mm digital modes? That would satisfy my 35mm only complaint.
__________________
Akiva S.
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Akiva - I regularly crop the X100s RAF files to at least 50mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 5,097
Posted By agricola
as suggested by another poster above, I just...

as suggested by another poster above, I just checked again - sure, the site is a bit more cluttered with ads than it used to be (I haven't been there for quite a while) - but I can still see all the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 5,097
Posted By agricola
Not my experience. I've not paid them a cent...

Not my experience.
I've not paid them a cent for years, and yet my pics from years ago are still there.
They are accessible - I have uploaded some of them to this forum in the past week.
And I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,161
Posted By agricola
Keith - post the bloody things anyway - since...

Keith - post the bloody things anyway - since when have Queenslanders been sticklers for protocol ?!%&#

Or start another thread and let us see them.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-22-2016
Replies: 516
Views: 45,876
Posted By agricola
Just beautiful !

Just beautiful !
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-22-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,033
Posted By agricola
Joe I don't know you from a bar of soap. But I...

Joe
I don't know you from a bar of soap. But I know how you feel. It's a common thing - let alone when you have done nearly 40,000 posts! Rest assured that when we get to a certain age the support...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-04-2016
Replies: 362
Views: 100,753
Posted By agricola
loving this stuff!

loving this stuff!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-04-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 11,786
Posted By agricola
Dave, love your approach to the early...

Dave, love your approach to the early morning.
Your thoughts made me think of Jack Reacher with a camera ...
I think he'd select the M4 - nothing to go wrong barring mechanical failure - framlines...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-18-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By agricola
Ah, Norwaycamera - good on you! I was just about...

Ah, Norwaycamera - good on you!
I was just about to reply to your question: "how are they to bring along on a hike"
and I was going to say "awful"! - but you will find out for yourself.
We have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-18-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 3,260
Posted By agricola
my FM3a was stolen - and yes, I miss it so!

my FM3a was stolen - and yes, I miss it so!
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-11-2015
Replies: 132
Views: 26,143
Posted By agricola
the Hexar Af is still a ripper with that fuji...

the Hexar Af is still a ripper with that fuji 400H stuff - thanks for the articles on that one Dante ....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-01-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 10,387
Posted By agricola
Keith - onya!

Keith - onya!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By agricola
Can I recommend to RFFers the they click on...

Can I recommend to RFFers the they click on mfogiel's blog (linked in his message above) and then click on the music link next to his photos. It is an education in relaxing, sophisticated sound to...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-22-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By agricola
Are there any online vendors of that cheap film...

Are there any online vendors of that cheap film in Taiwan?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By agricola
wonderful stuff - many thanks

wonderful stuff - many thanks
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-22-2014
Replies: 864
Views: 146,254
Posted By agricola
mllanos1111 great shot! give us the history on...

mllanos1111
great shot! give us the history on each of them?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-18-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 5,921
Posted By agricola
Rif Ok. It's only a suggestion. The 90mm f2.8...

Rif
Ok. It's only a suggestion. The 90mm f2.8 tele elmarit (Fat)
http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-wiki.en/index.php/90mm_f/2.8_Tele-Elmarit
Reason: you take great portraits of children (the D3...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-12-2014
Replies: 400
Views: 137,757
Posted By agricola
erik - coming from you, after the nikkormat...

erik - coming from you, after the nikkormat series, that tips the scales
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 6,231
Posted By agricola
Bruce Great blog. Bookmarked it. Those...

Bruce

Great blog. Bookmarked it. Those catalogues you mention would be useful.
I have the M4 and a IIIf. Ease of loading the M4 is significant. And the M4 is made for the 35mm lens. It is just...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-08-2013
Replies: 249
Views: 107,682
Posted By agricola
One of the best comparisons of lens/sensor I've...

One of the best comparisons of lens/sensor I've seen anywhere.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-23-2013
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,646
Posted By agricola
nice light and character in the last one Robert

nice light and character in the last one Robert
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2013
Replies: 1,737
Views: 322,887
Posted By agricola
the...

the Inspector
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3831/9534071247_861370a76b_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9534071247)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 6,366
Posted By agricola
ped - love the camera - looks fantastic -...

ped - love the camera - looks fantastic - sometimes we need things like that to give us the 'vibe' to go out and shoot

trung - love Hanoi - felt like being in a daze or a time warp, and visiting the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-22-2013
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,646
Posted By agricola
I'm really just testing the Flickr image grab...

I'm really just testing the Flickr image grab thing

Near Ages, Spain - X100s
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5464/9525633629_9fafc74fae_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10036[email protected]/9525633629)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2013
Replies: 283
Views: 38,241
Posted By agricola
Erik - one suggestion is to publish it yourself,...

Erik - one suggestion is to publish it yourself, either hardcopy or as an e-book.

I don't have anything of such interest to offer. And I'm glad you said 'nikkormat' because I cannot remember what...
Forum: Travel 10-26-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,266
Posted By agricola
Harry I like the fact that you are 30, a 'ranga,...

Harry
I like the fact that you are 30, a 'ranga, and an Aussie from Shellharbour! And half my age.
You will be fine with your choice. I took one lens (an X100s!) on an O/s adventure earlier this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2013
Replies: 180
Views: 17,095
Posted By agricola
I wouldn't say "sadly" it's AF. I'd say thank...

I wouldn't say "sadly" it's AF. I'd say thank God. When you get to 65 you need all the help you can get. AF was invented by someone who should get the Nobel Prize.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-24-2013
Replies: 481
Views: 76,033
Posted By agricola
Jama Masjid,...

Jama Masjid, Delhi
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m301/kalkadan/IMG_0826.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-24-2013
Replies: 180
Views: 17,095
Posted By agricola
priceless! Nikon will sue ...

priceless! Nikon will sue ...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-06-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,444
Posted By agricola
maybe this can...

maybe this can help:
http://www.nikonf3.com/f3serv.pdf
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 9,077
Posted By agricola
"Obviously, there will be people living in...

"Obviously, there will be people living in Mongolia or Mid West, where the light stays the same on the area of 100 square kilometers at a time"

You left out Australia. Which is, surprisingly,...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 09-23-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 8,264
Posted By agricola
In answer to the OP, it is difficult sometimes to...

In answer to the OP, it is difficult sometimes to distinguish between the rigid Summicron 50 from 1966 and the Summaron 35/2.8 LTM - at least I find it so in the examples below. The differences we...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-23-2013
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,646
Posted By agricola
X100s in the sleet on trek to Santiago de...

X100s in the sleet on trek to Santiago de Compostela - April 2013
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m301/kalkadan/DSCF1389_zpsef00a4e2.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 26,623
Posted By agricola
Eric In that last one - I don't think I've ever...

Eric
In that last one - I don't think I've ever seen a photo in which snow looked so like snow! Great exposure. And thought provoking composition ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,017
Posted By agricola
Allchromes in Brisbane are not too bad with film...

Allchromes in Brisbane are not too bad with film prices - don't have time right now to compare with Freestyle or B&H. Develop & scan low res gets a bit exxy. Photo-Continental on Logan Road...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-15-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,880
Posted By agricola
Thanks Chris. Have a daughter in Melbourne...

Thanks Chris. Have a daughter in Melbourne (another in Canberra!) and will be down there before too long.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-14-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,880
Posted By agricola
Chris - thanks for the link to that other thread...

Chris - thanks for the link to that other thread on Rodinal (and the links within it). I had been reading it earlier. Do you know if Rodinal, or something like it, is available from a vendor in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2013
Replies: 78
Views: 4,771
Posted By agricola
Keith Maybe she should take out some insurance...

Keith
Maybe she should take out some insurance against being overcome with the desire to eventually go full frame. If so the nikkor 50mm f1.4D AF @$A300 odd is as cheap as chips for what it can do. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,775
Posted By agricola
Mine was stolen recently. It was a tough little...

Mine was stolen recently. It was a tough little thing. But I preferred the manner of operation of my old FE, which I still have. And I agree with the comment above about the FM3A being lound and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-23-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,333
Posted By agricola
I hesitate to say this, because I am no expert. ...

I hesitate to say this, because I am no expert. However I have been using a V700 for a couple of years with good results. It has been a lot of trial and error.

1. do the preview - leaving the...
Forum: Travel 06-07-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,321
Posted By agricola
http://www.gisparis.com/paris_shopping/shopping_a_...

http://www.gisparis.com/paris_shopping/shopping_a_camera_in_paris.htm
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-26-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 7,165
Posted By agricola
>>Exactly what I've been waiting for. << Same...

>>Exactly what I've been waiting for. <<

Same here.
The Hexar Af was it in film. Quick focus, great to handle and a terrific viewfinder.
As for viewfinders, I also have the M4. The viewfinders...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-26-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 7,165
Posted By agricola
I have. It's fast. Switch on, bring it to the...

I have.
It's fast.
Switch on, bring it to the eye, hit the shutter - it's focussed and done.
You remember those old film clips of Cartier-Bresson walking the markets/the streets of Paris and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 5,518
Posted By agricola
Raymond "My PC is an older Dell running Windows...

Raymond

"My PC is an older Dell running Windows XP and I am worried that the files might be too large for the old girl to cope with."

they are large files - either side of 30mb - it can slow things...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 6,594
Posted By agricola
Adam I had a look at your website. They are so...

Adam
I had a look at your website. They are so good they made me feel a bit of a dope.
The thing I noticed was your use of depth of field. That will not be the same (as you would know) with a 23mm...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-10-2013
Replies: 2,132
Views: 595,034
Posted By agricola
Erik An amazing photograph of WF Hermans. If not...

Erik
An amazing photograph of WF Hermans. If not too private a matter, can you tell us how you came to know and take that portrait of the great man? From all I have read of him it looks like a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-01-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 10,489
Posted By agricola
Danny The pictures, the exposures, development...

Danny
The pictures, the exposures, development and scanning are first class. Congratulations. I'm sure you have many of us teetering on the edge.
With respect to the colour photos, would you be...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-30-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,920
Posted By agricola
Kent Emulsion side up. However you can do...

Kent

Emulsion side up. However you can do emulsion side down. I've done both.

It simply means the image will be reversed and you will have to flip it back later when post-processing the file. ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-28-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,920
Posted By agricola
This is a 6x6 neg from Rolleiflex and do try to...

This is a 6x6 neg from Rolleiflex


and do try to rotate the feet on the neg holder which came with your V700 to the +1 position - the focus is better. Well, it is on my machine. And others report...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-28-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,920
Posted By agricola
Brad Depending on the negative, you may able to...

Brad
Depending on the negative, you may able to get much better. That is a fairly challenging scene. Perhaps you could experiment with a daylight shot with even tones.

Anyway, yes 300dpi is...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-29-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4,475
Posted By agricola
Kevin - I second gb Hill. I like what you see...

Kevin - I second gb Hill. I like what you see and I like what you say about what you see. And I like the sound of your wife. The nearly perfect woman ...

And thanks to Roger for the tip about...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-24-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 6,622
Posted By agricola
Ah Paul, I loved the shot of that book by our...

Ah Paul, I loved the shot of that book by our aviator friend! I remember reading it and him describing lying on the ground of the desert in North Africa and looking at the firmament above.

A french...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-19-2012
Replies: 201
Views: 49,928
Posted By agricola
Chris: fine exposures. That shot in the dunes...

Chris: fine exposures. That shot in the dunes reminds me of the cover photo from a Dr Paul Wolf book titled something along the lines of Sun and Sand

Ron: a delicious shot of the cobbled street....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 5,049
Posted By agricola
I've bookmarked this page. Hope that gets me...

I've bookmarked this page.
Hope that gets me back to it when I;m a bit more sober - it's Saturday night here and I've just acquired (you wouldn't belivee how hard it is to hit the "c" for axquired...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-05-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,860
Posted By agricola
Wish they were Down Under ...

Wish they were Down Under ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-24-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,006
Posted By agricola
This is an extract from the Leica user manual for...

This is an extract from the Leica user manual for the IIIf - on p. 6 next to a photo of how to turn the shutter speed dial:

"After winding shutter, lift main speed dial, turn it until the desired...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-24-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 19,303
Posted By agricola
Raid My experience with the V700 has been (how to...

Raid
My experience with the V700 has been (how to put this!) 'very positive' with scanning 35mm film - slides and negatives. I have also used it for 120 and of course it is very good for that too.
...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 16,909
Posted By agricola
Vu A great city, a wonderful people and terrific...

Vu
A great city, a wonderful people and terrific photographs. I was there a long time ago.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-12-2012
Replies: 1,087
Views: 235,979
Posted By agricola
Dave, your shots remind me in a way of some of...

Dave, your shots remind me in a way of some of those pre-war shots by the German masters of the Leica (Dr Paul Wolff for example). Don't know what it is, certainly the buildings are not exactly...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-31-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,010
Posted By agricola
thanks Keith - will check out the hum

thanks Keith - will check out the hum
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-31-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,010
Posted By agricola
Keith - have you had time to compare it to your...

Keith - have you had time to compare it to your D700? would you use the OMD for the same gigs?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-11-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 15,815
Posted By agricola
Borrel - B&W at Granbakken -...

Borrel - B&W at Granbakken - 20100603


superb!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-14-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,740
Posted By agricola
Hello John from Brisbane - I too am from Brisbane...

Hello John from Brisbane - I too am from Brisbane (!) as is Keith who you will see around here quite a lot. From memory I think Keith has or had a V700 or 750. Anyway he posted some outstanding...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-29-2012
Replies: 247
Views: 24,312
Posted By agricola
Peter - well said. And Roger - a generous...

Peter - well said. And Roger - a generous acknowledgment.
Harking back to WW1, I was in France a couple of yrs ago and enquired of the girl in the tourist office where the Aussies were buried, and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-15-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 5,066
Posted By agricola
Malcolm I agree. However a lot can be lost in...

Malcolm
I agree. However a lot can be lost in translation. The seller is German and the feedback is 100% and (from a quick look) in German.
Interesting listing and, like you no doubt :-) I will...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,461
Posted By agricola
Thanks Steve. I took this a couple of evenings...

Thanks Steve. I took this a couple of evenings ago on Plus-X with the Hexar AF. I like the range. The scanner was an old multi-function Epson. Will be trying to do better on a V700 soon.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,461
Posted By agricola
Appreciate your responses - many thanks. Didn't...

Appreciate your responses - many thanks. Didn't realise Plus X was discontinued, although I'd noticed the price increase on B&H.

Chris - beautiful examples.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,461
Posted By agricola
Tmax 100 v Plus X?

If this has been done before I would appreciate a link to the thread. Otherwise I would be grateful for current opinions.

Am using Plus X. What is different with Tmax 100?

Not asking which is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-22-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By agricola
Sikario you don't need any criticism or tips -...

Sikario
you don't need any criticism or tips - just keep on doing what you do
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-21-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 14,390
Posted By agricola
Best wishes to your Dad. And thanks for...

Best wishes to your Dad. And thanks for portretteur - the Hexar AF info in particular.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,459
Posted By agricola
Stunning. What scanner?

Stunning. What scanner?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-12-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 9,974
Posted By agricola
This photo by TAH and his set on Flickr have just...

This photo by TAH and his set on Flickr have just about got me hitting the button on an Ultron 1.9!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-06-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 6,820
Posted By agricola
Harry - who is the printer guy? Or PM me if you...

Harry - who is the printer guy? Or PM me if you prefer. I'm looking for someone like that.
thanks
(Bris Vegas)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2011
Replies: 465
Views: 96,181
Posted By agricola
Portra 400 with 35 Summaron 2.8 LTM

Portra 400 with 35 Summaron 2.8 LTM
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-30-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 8,020
Posted By agricola
err ... Kent, me and that lens were made in the...

err ... Kent, me and that lens were made in the same year ;-) and I too have just acquired a Summitar from 1948. I wish I had a NEX to test it on.

Flare with the older lenses worries me. I have...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-21-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,354
Posted By agricola
I've found that my old Elmar worked really well...

I've found that my old Elmar worked really well without a hood. But that was not in testing conditions (although the Beach Umbrellas in my gallery was probably as bright as you would ever get).
So I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-18-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,354
Posted By agricola
It looks legit. Mine is nickel from 1932 and has...

It looks legit.
Mine is nickel from 1932 and has the 50mm marking.
The serial number (if it has one - it's said some early ones did not) is on that brass ring the aperture control slides around. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-15-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,225
Posted By agricola
John - the second one of the kids and the last of...

John - the second one of the kids and the last of the eye of the firefighter are so good.

Dan
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-15-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,504
Posted By agricola
Nick - what a balanced account. Thanks. If...

Nick - what a balanced account. Thanks. If anything would convince me to get the M9 (apart from winning the lottery) it would be your 'Toga' shot. Congratulations.
Dan
P.S. two edits so far -...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-15-2011
Replies: 1,722
Views: 438,261
Posted By agricola
Marcelo - that one of the girls kicking the...

Marcelo - that one of the girls kicking the football makes me want to get one of these - and that lens!
You may not believe this, but shot #4 of the little kid in the pink outfit looks just like a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-15-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,700
Posted By agricola
Cambolt - I have the great privilege to be in...

Cambolt - I have the great privilege to be in Australia too :-)

Was recently in touch with Yuri at Fedka. Nice bloke. I impetuously ordered a lens and he told me it was not up to scratch (no pun...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-03-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 4,227
Posted By agricola
John - all good - but the perspective and...

John - all good - but the perspective and exposure of #2 is terrific.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-03-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 9,068
Posted By agricola
I've got an M4 - been thinking about the M7/ZI...

I've got an M4 - been thinking about the M7/ZI situation - how is the shutter sound of the ZI by comparison with the M7 and M4?

thanks
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-27-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 5,800
Posted By agricola
Hey Tony & Keith - thank you so much!

Hey Tony & Keith - thank you so much!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-26-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,137
Posted By agricola
Leigh - congrats. I did my FE with Jon Goodman's...

Leigh - congrats. I did my FE with Jon Goodman's seals a few months ago. Know how you feel.

Btw I was interested in your comment that "I've fitted them with SR44 batteries using the conversions...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-25-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 3,305
Posted By agricola
Where can one contact Oleg? thanks P.S. just...

Where can one contact Oleg?

thanks

P.S. just noticed: is this it? http://www.okvintagecamera.com/index.html
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-25-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,329
Posted By agricola
tobin #1, 2, 3, & 4 are marvellous - love the...

tobin
#1, 2, 3, & 4 are marvellous - love the structure.

Dan
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-21-2011
Replies: 2,012
Views: 606,930
Posted By agricola
Dotur - stunningly beautiful.

Dotur - stunningly beautiful.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2011
Replies: 1,087
Views: 235,979
Posted By agricola
It works! thank you Jim! enjoying your...

It works! thank you Jim! enjoying your portfolio.
Dan

this also with the nickel Elmar 50/3.5 mentioned earlier
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/24092/U24092I1308436441.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 5,119
Posted By agricola
I am just about to try some Provia 100F. Is it...

I am just about to try some Provia 100F. Is it best to expose it at ISO 100? Or do some people find it better if some other ISO is used?
thanks
dan
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-16-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,371
Posted By agricola
John - great stuff. The low light shots look...

John - great stuff. The low light shots look very good. I'm impressed that you nailed the focus so well considering the light and the movement in the last shot. How wide were you in that shot? and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-16-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,078
Posted By agricola
Paolo - worked like a charm! Thanks.

Paolo - worked like a charm! Thanks.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-16-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,078
Posted By agricola
Agree it is a marvel. Just downloaded it because...

Agree it is a marvel. Just downloaded it because of the recommendations above.
With aperture stops in thirds it has saved me the cost of a Valoo (?) for my Elmar 50mm f3.5
This dear old lens...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-09-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,723
Posted By agricola
bloody marvellous - unbelievable! you do mean...

bloody marvellous - unbelievable! you do mean photo print paper Chris? just shoved it in the developing tray?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 8,538
Posted By agricola
reiner - amazing. can you give developing...

reiner - amazing. can you give developing details?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,654
Posted By agricola
greyelm You will be surprised at the exposure...

greyelm

You will be surprised at the exposure lattitude of C41 B&w film. I tried it out on my M4 and Hexar Af a few months ago after browsing some threads here. I used the Kodak 400Cn and the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2011
Replies: 163
Views: 18,266
Posted By agricola
Here is one from the FM3A with old manual focus...

Here is one from the FM3A with old manual focus 135mm f3,5 Nikkor
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m301/kalkadan/4270-19.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-12-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,523
Posted By agricola
Verdun 84612 St. Aulaye

Verdun
84612
St. Aulaye
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,222
Posted By agricola
evanbaines - thank you. You do not look like a...

evanbaines - thank you. You do not look like a goober - but then, there were no 100% crops of that one ...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-18-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,045
Posted By agricola
>>But developing film for a while got me to the...

>>But developing film for a while got me to the point that ISO1250 from the M8 is not really bad<<

Ah, so true.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-18-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 10,925
Posted By agricola
He didn't ask me for any money. After I took the...

He didn't ask me for any money. After I took the photo he just gave me a hug and continued along the road ...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-07-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,756
Posted By agricola
Keith bloody marvellous! #2 and 5 are such good...

Keith
bloody marvellous! #2 and 5 are such good technical examples of light and shadow capture. the shot of your lady is lovely too.
congratulations on getting the adrenalin rush again ...
Dan
Forum: Off Topic 12-26-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,025
Posted By agricola
"I had a Barnack CLA-ed in 2010, and I didn't...

"I had a Barnack CLA-ed in 2010, and I didn't keep the receipt.
Big deal. If it really bothers you, why don't you ask who did the work, the name of the seller, and then ask the repairman if they...
Forum: Off Topic 12-26-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,025
Posted By agricola
Thanks SL from Okinawa - wow, what a legendary...

Thanks SL from Okinawa - wow, what a legendary place. Much the same time zone, eh?
Forum: Off Topic 12-26-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,025
Posted By agricola
>>i personally don't care if a camera was CLA'd...

>>i personally don't care if a camera was CLA'd yesterday- that has no bearing on how it's been used in the meantime or on any random equipment failure.<<

Look, that's not my point.
Forum: Off Topic 12-26-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,025
Posted By agricola
Roger "Personally I'd prefer to buy a non-CLA...

Roger

"Personally I'd prefer to buy a non-CLA camera that hasn't been f'd up by someone incompetent, and then (if it needs it) have it properly serviced by someone I trusted"

Thank you. ...
Forum: Off Topic 12-26-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,025
Posted By agricola
Pickett - I have no doubt that your gear is what...

Pickett - I have no doubt that your gear is what you say it is if you decide to sell it. My point is different. These people are selling on the basis of a recent CLA by someone like DAG. If that...
Forum: Off Topic 12-26-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,025
Posted By agricola
Yeah Keith, I agree. The thing should work...

Yeah Keith, I agree. The thing should work perfectly. But for guys like us on the Far Side of the World it matters that the item has had a verifiable CLA by someone who is vouched for on this forum...
Forum: Off Topic 12-26-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,025
Posted By agricola
But Pickett, if they mention the CLA as if it is...

But Pickett, if they mention the CLA as if it is worth something then surely they should be willing to back up the statement.
Forum: Off Topic 12-26-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,025
Posted By agricola
CLA and Photos

Am I just being unreasonable?

I keep looking for gear which has had a recent CLA. And I look closely at the photos in the classifieds here and elsewhere.

When I ask for proof of the CLA by way of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-23-2010
Replies: 103
Views: 7,422
Posted By agricola
hi - this is an old slide 83446

hi - this is an old slide
83446
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-10-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,463
Posted By agricola
my history in photography is almost exactly the...

my history in photography is almost exactly the same - and my journey in scanning reminds me of the adage that 'the longest journey begins with the first step'. As for sites, they are legion - I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By agricola
Paul - I love the tones and point of view in the...

Paul - I love the tones and point of view in the first and the last. As an old FE shooter with new seals from Jon Goodman I just had to chime in ;-)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-10-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 4,368
Posted By agricola
having got this far I had to go back to the first...

having got this far I had to go back to the first question to see what the poster started out with - he asked: "but I don't get bringing an incident meter when you have a perfectly good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,074
Posted By agricola
I guess it depends on your fingers and where...

I guess it depends on your fingers and where they've been (see below). All cow dung must be removed.

I run the shower while the film is washing - hot - make it give steam - catches dust (well, so...
Forum: Off Topic 11-20-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,444
Posted By agricola
lencap I'm your age. Have grandkids, and an M4...

lencap

I'm your age. Have grandkids, and an M4 and Nikon AF.. I don't attempt to shoot them with the Leica, unless they are asleep or engrossed in something.

Some sort of AF is a godsend if...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 6,776
Posted By agricola
Dirk - I've commented before on your night time...

Dirk - I've commented before on your night time work. I think the last one was a Mercedes with the RD1. Another great example.

Simon SS is of course a dab hand himself at the darkness routine, and...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-20-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 16,862
Posted By agricola
leicashot - you win.

leicashot - you win.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-18-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By agricola
great service - VC Meter II

I am a long flight away from CameraQuest. Emailed Stephen Gandy last thursday evening with a query about a silver VC Meter II. He responded within seconds. I sent the funds via Paypal over the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-18-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 519
Posted By agricola
great service - VC Meter II

I am on the far side of the world from CameraQuest. Emailed Stephen Gandy last thursday evening with a query about a silver VC Meter II. He responded within seconds. I sent the funds via Paypal...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-08-2010
Replies: 89
Views: 16,433
Posted By agricola
Juan Was right eyed, now left eyed. And having a...

Juan
Was right eyed, now left eyed. And having a bit of trouble getting used to it on the M. Surgical necessity.
The nose getting in the way is the least of my problems:)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-09-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By agricola
Thanks Rick, Dave and AgentX I had acquired the...

Thanks Rick, Dave and AgentX

I had acquired the thing hoping that it would make street type shooting easier, but then I never got around to trying it out.

Maybe this weekend ... ?

Are there photos...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-09-2010
Replies: 133
Views: 38,566
Posted By agricola
Allan - wonderful shots! Hope all goes well for...

Allan - wonderful shots!
Hope all goes well for you over the next few weeks in the south.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-06-2010
Replies: 133
Views: 38,566
Posted By agricola
Wayno is one of the great Australian...

Wayno is one of the great Australian photographers of this generation. He is unassuming. His style is unmistakable.
I could be accused of being one eyed about this. But the compositions, the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-04-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By agricola
neat! thank you.

neat! thank you.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-04-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By agricola
Rolleiflex 2.8D + pistol grip

I purchased the pistol grip a while ago for the 2.8D but I have not used it yet. when fitted to the base of the camera it has a distinct kink off to one side.

I would be grateful of anyone with...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-01-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By agricola
very nice stuff Oscar - makes you want to weep

very nice stuff Oscar - makes you want to weep
Forum: Travel 08-23-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 6,698
Posted By agricola
some views around Paris

some views around Paris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,314
Posted By agricola
Seok - sincere condolences from another M4 user...

Seok - sincere condolences from another M4 user :cool:

I feel your pain. And now you have made me very apprehensive. My turn is coming!

Dan
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By agricola
I can vouch for Allchromes in the Valley - let me...

I can vouch for Allchromes in the Valley - let me know if you would like some samples of scans they have done for me: XP2 using the M4 and colour on the Hexar AF. I have a scanner but cannot equal...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-20-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,562
Posted By agricola
I find it difficult to distinguish between 400CN...

I find it difficult to distinguish between 400CN and XP2.

The first two below were shot on 400CN (Nikon FE with 35mm f2 and 50mm f1.4)

and the third on XP2 (Hexar AF wide open @ f2)

There is...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-13-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 9,253
Posted By agricola
Keith I have been using my CLA'd M4 for theatre...

Keith
I have been using my CLA'd M4 for theatre work and have really appreciated its very quiet shutter. How would you compare the shutter noise of the Bessa to
(a) an M Leica
(b) your...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 2,980
Posted By agricola
>>so it is the act of photographing that is...

>>so it is the act of photographing that is important<< per Payasam.

That really says it all.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,629
Posted By agricola
I live at the other end of the world from Sherry...

I live at the other end of the world from Sherry Krauter. She currently has my M and three lenses. Responses to my emails (kept them short, and sent about midnight East Coast time) have always been...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-08-2010
Replies: 121
Views: 9,534
Posted By agricola
Keith - * I second the idea of using the...

Keith -

* I second the idea of using the D700's AF at the gallery opening rather than MF - it will be more accurate and much quicker, particularly if it is an AFS nikkor, and you can concentrate...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By agricola
Roger - thanks. Ok. Nothing other than C41 then!...

Roger - thanks. Ok. Nothing other than C41 then! And I will follow that link. Much appreciated.

Seok
Thanks for the link. You wouldn't believe what I paid for two rolls of this stuff just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By agricola
P.S. Can anyone tell me how long and what temp....

P.S. Can anyone tell me how long and what temp. to use in, say, D76, Rodinal or whatever is the suggested mixture?

Dan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By agricola
Roger Thank you for replying. My wife Anne and...

Roger

Thank you for replying. My wife Anne and I love your region of France. Is there anything on in Arles this year?

I thought of developing the XP2 myself simply because I am reluctant to have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By agricola
Developing XP2 in something else ...

Hi - I am about to load some XP2 Super. Can it be developed in something other than the C41 process? I think I've seen references to caffenol (?)

many thanks

Dan
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-02-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 6,350
Posted By agricola
John From slightly north of you ;-) Very, very...

John

From slightly north of you ;-)

Very, very good stuff.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-31-2009
Replies: 75
Views: 8,421
Posted By agricola
Patti - the first and second don't look like...

Patti - the first and second don't look like underexposure. There is some 'fogging'. They are very good shots. You should not despair at your hit rate. Even one cracker per roll is better than...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 10,006
Posted By agricola
Still have the FE I purchased new. Just fitted...

Still have the FE I purchased new. Just fitted the Jon Goodman seal kit. Now like new again. Meter still works fine, just fine. Even difficult colour and contrast situations come up perfectly...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-14-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By agricola
I keep telling everyone Rocky is the Paris of the...

I keep telling everyone Rocky is the Paris of the East. Well, it was when I was a kid growing up there in the late 50s and 60s ;)

It is just amazing to see your post. Congratulations on the kit. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 4,771
Posted By agricola
Anything German seems to work ... wish I could...

Anything German seems to work ... wish I could work it out. Maybe things get even better with a III?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 3,615
Posted By agricola
I have had a few lenses, cameras, plus assorted...

I have had a few lenses, cameras, plus assorted gear sent to Australia by B&H. Generally, if my order was in NY on Monday their time the item arrived here on the Friday of the same week.

Had the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,685
Posted By agricola
"pushing" film

I am a bit gobsmacked to see references in another current thread to pushing ASA 400 film (yeah, I'm that old) to 3200.

This is something I never attempted in the days when I had a darkroom. Would...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-16-2009
Replies: 81
Views: 16,679
Posted By agricola
John Shriver: thanks very much for the...

John Shriver: thanks very much for the information John. I will follow your suggestion and now check the glass on these two.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-13-2009
Replies: 81
Views: 16,679
Posted By agricola
Thanks charjohn

Thanks charjohn
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-13-2009
Replies: 81
Views: 16,679
Posted By agricola
Hi While we are at it, can anyone enlighten me...

Hi
While we are at it, can anyone enlighten me about the differences between these two? Both came to me from a deceased estate and I know very little about Leica glass. Any opinions on which of...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-07-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,291
Posted By agricola
papa - can you show us some shots?

papa - can you show us some shots?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-07-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,743
Posted By agricola
i've been using the Hexar AF today, on aperture...

i've been using the Hexar AF today, on aperture priority, with autofocus, in a dimly lit coffee shop, on rainy streets and looking at the city after the moon came up over the river (hand held at...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-13-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,645
Posted By agricola
thanks Lil - wow, what a trip! I had some 10yr...

thanks Lil - wow, what a trip! I had some 10yr old slides processed a little while ago - still with the pre paid mailers - and they said that the rolls had to go to Switzerland. They probably went...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-13-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,645
Posted By agricola
Lil - very emotive picture - quintessential...

Lil - very emotive picture - quintessential England - how did you scan it, and where is K64 processed these days?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-13-2009
Replies: 88
Views: 10,924
Posted By agricola
Roger from the other side of the world, and one...

Roger

from the other side of the world, and one year older than you - I hope your wife is well.

christopher - you have a fine looking son, and you take good pictures

this thread has been an...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-11-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,185
Posted By agricola
RD 1X -- shutter noise?

I am getting sucked in to theatre photography. Two things have become important: shutter noise and low light (high ISO) performance.

Currently using a D200. It's noisy. Very noisy. Sometimes...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-06-2009
Replies: 127
Views: 9,177
Posted By agricola
keith I have just come across this thread after...

keith

I have just come across this thread after a night out at a vietnamese restaurant at West End (Brisbane!). So forgive any typos ;-)

All I want to comment on is your earlier note about getting...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-22-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By agricola
Drabbit there is no such thing as coincidence -...

Drabbit
there is no such thing as coincidence - god bless your Dad
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-19-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 4,143
Posted By agricola
I find the 35mm AF (not D) f2 nikkor one of my...

I find the 35mm AF (not D) f2 nikkor one of my favourites. Never had any oil on the blades problems, or any other problems. On the D200 it gives very satisfying images. I am wondering if there is...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-09-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By agricola
P.S. I have an M4 - I know when its shutter goes...

P.S. I have an M4 - I know when its shutter goes off - lovely sound. But the Hexar AF in silent mode is just that.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-09-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By agricola
trev that thread on photonet, however old, is a...

trev
that thread on photonet, however old, is a gem. I have the silver - it was programmed to silent mode before I got it from KEH - it is so quiet that I do not use silent much because I cannot...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-03-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 7,674
Posted By agricola
Taken with the Nikkor 28mm f3.5 mentioned above...

Taken with the Nikkor 28mm f3.5 mentioned above on an M4
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 3,556
Posted By agricola
this is mine

this is mine
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-25-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 7,674
Posted By agricola
Roland - thank you. and Vince, thanks to you...

Roland - thank you.

and Vince, thanks to you too, especially for posting those shots - they look very special. My first snaps with this lens are being processed today. Can't wait.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-25-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By agricola
Chris - arrived safely many thanks Dan

Chris - arrived safely
many thanks
Dan
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-24-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 7,674
Posted By agricola
this is the rear of the lens mentioned above -...

this is the rear of the lens mentioned above - any clues?
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-24-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 7,674
Posted By agricola
Hi - this looks like a Nikkor 28mm with f3.5 -...

Hi - this looks like a Nikkor 28mm with f3.5 - I'm sorting out this gear.

Anyone had any experience (and can post shots) with this lens?
I have been trying to determine when and why it was made. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By agricola
Chris - just sent you an email re the magazine...

Chris - just sent you an email re the magazine article - thanks for your message.
Dan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,453
Posted By agricola
Francisco - thanks for the address - I will drop...

Francisco - thanks for the address - I will drop him a line. Did the tiling myself a few years ago. Main memory is of how sore my back and knees were! all the best.

Roger - thanks also - looks...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-22-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By agricola
M4 rangefinder control arm

Hi - the M4 has lost its ability to focus. Had a look inside. The rangefinder control arm is not under spring tension.

I can move it forward, attach a lens, and then rotate the focus to infinity...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,453
Posted By agricola
thanks colyn

thanks colyn
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,453
Posted By agricola
Colyn, Francisco - thanks. Tried your...

Colyn, Francisco - thanks. Tried your suggestions. No improvement.
I found this (at www.leica.org) for George Milton, anyone know if he is still in business?
Quality Light-Metric
...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,453
Posted By agricola
Leicameter MR problems

Hi - I'm very new to Leica - like yesterday. True.
It's a steep learning curve. After lurking here for ages and being fascinated by the rangefinders I am now trying to come to grips with an M4...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-18-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By agricola
true - or do it myself - apart from being lazy I...

true - or do it myself - apart from being lazy I gave all my darkroom/developing gear away a couple of years ago - then this happens!!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-18-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By agricola
thanks infrequent - yeah ampguy must be right -...

thanks infrequent - yeah ampguy must be right - the first roll was spot on - will just have to get off my backside and run a few more rolls through it - the first lot were spectacular, but none of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-17-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By agricola
Thanks. No. Filter not used. Only thing that...

Thanks. No. Filter not used. Only thing that could have caused it from the outside was the lens hood which was pulled full forward as the lens cap was removed.

I think I have just found out how...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-17-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By agricola
Hexar AF viginetting

Hi - have been lurking for quite some time.
I've acquired a Hexar AF - the Silver version with the databack and 35mm f2.0
I took some shots in poor light and program mode. The scans which came back...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By agricola
jan it doesn't get any better - the kids grow...

jan

it doesn't get any better - the kids grow up, your wife needs you more and understands the need to take photos less - so you get on a guilt trip when you want to meditate and take time to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 5,282
Posted By agricola
Avotius I have rarely seen anything more...

Avotius
I have rarely seen anything more ridiculous than this: "I'm put off by your sentimentalism and tool-worship.

You need to remember that providing a narrative for one of your own photos is a...
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