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Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 01-16-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1,663
Posted By andrew00
Question about the Q2

Hey,

I've been comparing the Q2 (ideal) and the Ricoh GR III (more likely) and I think in most situations the GR3 will be fine for me. I'd love a viewfinder but the Q2 is naturally much more...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,653
Posted By andrew00
What do I need to do to take the shots I want?

Hey,

So recently I've been struggling with photography as I find most images quite boring and not really worth taking.

I've been thinking about what I really like from photos, and what it is is...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,601
Posted By andrew00
Do you guys find the colour rendition differs...

Do you guys find the colour rendition differs between the lenses?

I know a lot depends on the photographer, light, processing etc.

But the f1.9 def seems to have something special. The f2 seems...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-05-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,601
Posted By andrew00
M8 + Voiglander 28mm Ultron - f1.9 or f2?

Hey, I'm going to get an M8 soon, so many of my favourite images were taken with it and I was dumb so sell the one I had.

I've been really inspired seeing images taken with the M8 + Voigtlander 28mm...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-13-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3,273
Posted By andrew00
Looking to get an M9, think it would suit me?

Hey,

I'm looking to get an M9 and am looking for advice on whether it'd suit me.

My two fav photographers are probably William Eggleston and Daido Moriyama.

Both capture fragments of life, and...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-06-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,824
Posted By andrew00
Is there a really solid personal photo printer out there?

Hey,

In many ways I'm a bad photographer. I take pictures, feel happy with some of them, not with most of them, then leave them on a laptop and forget about them.

I'm looking to change this and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-01-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,096
Posted By andrew00
Thanks for the comments, all good advice. I'm...

Thanks for the comments, all good advice.

I'm going to hold out for a well price new sensor, or a cheaper old sensor that incorporates the cost of getting the new sensor.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-29-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,096
Posted By andrew00
Question about buying a M9 now

Hey,

Apologies if this has been covered already.

I'm looking at buying a M9 and the whole new/old sensor thing is a bit confusing.

From what I understand, Leica were replacing for free (now...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-09-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 8,717
Posted By andrew00
Thanks for all the suggestions here, loads of...

Thanks for all the suggestions here, loads of really interesting cameras to check out!

What's been most shocking is just how expensive they've all gotten!

Nikon 35Ti and Yashica T4/5's at 500. The...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-08-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 8,717
Posted By andrew00
Looking for a P+S like the Contax T3, but cheaper

Hey,

I'm going to be travelling in a bit and was looking to pickup a film camera to record the memories.

I've gone back and forth about what to buy, from P+S's to a Leica M6 etc.

Ultimately, I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-06-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By andrew00
Thanks for the reply. So, to confirm if I've got...

Thanks for the reply.

So, to confirm if I've got it right, in all cases the first thing is to consider the crop.

So, if I want to be around 28mm then I should get a 21mm as that'll give about a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-06-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By andrew00
Can someone help explain wide angle lenses + M8 framelines please

Hey,

So I'll start by saying I'm an idiot who has tried to learn about this but not really understood it, so sorry if I'm covering old ground.

I'm basically looking to understand M8 framelines and...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-08-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,691
Posted By andrew00
Thanks for the suggestions! Looks like 35mm may...

Thanks for the suggestions! Looks like 35mm may be right, perhaps a 28mm but not wider.

No EXIF data alas on the post, hard to know the photographer to look at more of their work too so I can't do...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-08-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,691
Posted By andrew00
Can you help me with lenses please

Hey there,

I'm looking to pick up an X-Pro 2 some point soon. I have a Nikon D750 at the moment, great camera, but too much of a beast to really take out.

I'm trying to grab one lens to start with...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-22-2015
Replies: 232
Views: 24,311
Posted By andrew00
Big fan of the X Pro 1. Re size - if it's...

Big fan of the X Pro 1.

Re size - if it's smaller then I'd be happy. I suspect components and processors and general tech inside the camera will have improved in the 5 years or so and is now smaller...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,064
Posted By andrew00
Thanks for all the comments on here, it was super...

Thanks for all the comments on here, it was super interesting to read everyone's opinions.

I went to the store and ended up coming away with a Chrome M4, which ironically is the 'hardest' choice of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,064
Posted By andrew00
Looking at an M4-P vs M6 - What do you think?

Hey, I'm looking at getting either an M4/M4-P and an M6, wondered if anyone could chip in. Also considering a Zeiss Ikon incidentally.

- Looking at using a 35mm lens, prob a Summilux Pre-ASPH. Might...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,504
Posted By andrew00
Wide angles - can you help recommend?

Hey,

I was wondering if anyone could help with a wide angle suggestion please.

I'm looking for a people shooting lens that can place the subject in the environment. Aka something that will give a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-25-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,666
Posted By andrew00
Thanks for the replies - Chris yes we're probably...

Thanks for the replies - Chris yes we're probably thinking of the same one.

I think I'd be happy with an M8 if I were going to stick there, but I'm actually thinking of getting an A7II to do some...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-25-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,666
Posted By andrew00
Buying second hand - how used?

Hey,

I'm going to be picking up an M9 at some point soon, second hand. I've seen a few already and they run the gamut from 'as new' to heavy usage where there's brassing and fading on the dials,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-29-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,724
Posted By andrew00
Yes the slowing down aspect is something that's...

Yes the slowing down aspect is something that's hard to get used to, almost as if one is so used to taking a quick picture that it feels uncomfortable to take your time.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-24-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,724
Posted By andrew00
I actually had a UV/IR cut filter on the lens for...

I actually had a UV/IR cut filter on the lens for those. To be fair it's a B+W one I got from Aperture in LDN for 15, so I've no idea if it's any good or effective hehe.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-24-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,724
Posted By andrew00
first shots

https://flic.kr/s/aHsk4oqHqj

I went for a walk today to buy some coffee beans and took the M8 with me. If anyone is interested here's some of the shots from the walk, just messing.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-20-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,724
Posted By andrew00
Thanks for the advice. Is auto ISO that bad? I...

Thanks for the advice.

Is auto ISO that bad? I set it to tap out at 640 as I read beyond that gets a bit sketchy.

A pal lent me a Fuji X-T1 and doing a side by side then converting to B+W in LR, I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-19-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,724
Posted By andrew00
New M8 owner, anything I need to know?

Hey,

Today I bought a used M8 from Leica and a Zeiss 35mm f/2 Biogon from a nearby store. I'm never owned a digital M before and despite the deal on the M240 I thought it would be a bit crazy to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2014
Replies: 252
Views: 26,210
Posted By andrew00
I tried a Df recently, took a few shots including...

I tried a Df recently, took a few shots including a selfie (lolz) in a mirror.

Looking back at the image I feel the selfie has an organic quality to it. Hard to explain but it looks a little more...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-21-2014
Replies: 252
Views: 26,210
Posted By andrew00
I'm thinking about the Df. Has anyone used it...

I'm thinking about the Df.

Has anyone used it with longer telephoto lenses like the Nikon 100mm or 135mm?

Is it ok to use a) from the position of weight and b) from the position of required...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 13,876
Posted By andrew00
The Sigma cameras are great, the IQ is...

The Sigma cameras are great, the IQ is fantastic.

Though the SD1M is almost the opposite of the Df - compact (ish), amazing IQ but terrible high ISO performance.

I tried a DP2M for a bit, loved the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 13,876
Posted By andrew00
I'm really curious about the DF. Price aside...

I'm really curious about the DF.

Price aside (which I don't like) there's two things that I'm interested in:

Firstly having an excellent low light sensor that retains detail and colour information...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 92,460
Posted By andrew00
Popped into the Calumet open day in LDN, they had...

Popped into the Calumet open day in LDN, they had a silver and black DF there but wouldn't let anyone touch them (?) let alone take a photo, which was annoying as I 'know' it can take good photos,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 92,460
Posted By andrew00
I'm intrigued by it. I've struggled for a while...

I'm intrigued by it.

I've struggled for a while with the whole DSLR vs Mirrorless debate as I've found the IQ to be essentially equal between the two, more so now when you consider the Sony A7R...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-06-2013
Replies: 130
Views: 23,349
Posted By andrew00
So do you think that's why the Elinchrom might...

So do you think that's why the Elinchrom might not be working? Maybe it's a low voltage trigger that the Panasonic's aren't able to get going? It's a one pin flash, a simple 'go' trigger, central...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-05-2013
Replies: 130
Views: 23,349
Posted By andrew00
I've been testing a GX7 and in many ways it seems...

I've been testing a GX7 and in many ways it seems awesome - excellent IQ, IBIS, good video, peaking, nice and small, evf etc.

One thing it lacks though is the hot shoe is weird - it won't trigger my...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-22-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 5,984
Posted By andrew00
Control of the flash output makes this really...

Control of the flash output makes this really interestingly.

I like the instax images, lots of fun, but the flash often ruins a lot of images. If it allows us decent control it could be a winner.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-08-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 502
Posted By andrew00
Question for EF-X20 users + continuous light users

Hey,

Lately I've been taking fashiony type pictures with a 5d/Quantum flash, specifically taking them on-axis, with the light just about the lens.

It's a fun, but heavy+ unwieldy combo

As an...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-12-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 5,853
Posted By andrew00
Hey, yeah she certainly has a different style to...

Hey, yeah she certainly has a different style to him but in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8hqd0wqdFA she seems to be using a G2 so I guessed she picked it up from being with him, even...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-11-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 5,853
Posted By andrew00
Please recommend a first lens

Hey,

I've been offered a M9 in a good deal so will prob be picking it up soon, which is a thrill.

I was wondering if peeps could recommend what lens to get as my first as, for now, I'll only be...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-22-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,842
Posted By andrew00
Hey, thanks for the replies! Perhaps I should...

Hey, thanks for the replies!

Perhaps I should quantify a little, whilst I'm not the most experience photographer (typically video), it's also not my first rodeo. Actually I've owned a Ricoh GRD3 for...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-21-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,842
Posted By andrew00
Will Leica suit me?

Hey,

My fav photographer atm is Ellen Von Unwerth whose photography, as well as being fun (and therefore all about her people skills) has two main technical types.

She has both beauty dish high...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,216
Posted By andrew00
thanks for the reply! do you think that it's...

thanks for the reply!

do you think that it's simply the difference in lighting then? as when i see the images to my eyes it looks more to do with colour and the slightly lofi feel of the images vs...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,216
Posted By andrew00
Question for M4/3 users - esp GX1/OM-D

Hey,

Can anyone who uses the OM-D and/or GX1 please give some thoughts please.

I currently use a Sony Nex-7 for photos and video but recently tried a friends hacked GH2 and it was really impressive...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-13-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 6,667
Posted By andrew00
Hey, Thanks for all the suggestions! The 600SE...

Hey,

Thanks for all the suggestions! The 600SE would certainly be my top choice, but I can't really afford it tbh, I'd like to but it's too much.

The Instax wides I've used before and they were ok,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-12-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 6,667
Posted By andrew00
Recommend a land camera please

hey,

i've a friends wedding in a month and she's asked me and a buddy to do something visual as our wedding gift.

we had a ponder and i came up with the following idea - i'd take instant portraits...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-31-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,235
Posted By andrew00
I've been looking this week at buying a Minolta...

I've been looking this week at buying a Minolta 5400 II but I've not seen any for sale here in the UK!

There's a few of the version 1's but not versions 2's so far, I guess they're scarse now...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-22-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,235
Posted By andrew00
Yeah, it's interesting to compare the real world...

Yeah, it's interesting to compare the real world resolution vs quoted.

I think personally I'll wait a week or two and see if I can find a Minolta 5400 II, from what I've reading so far they're...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-22-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,235
Posted By andrew00
Yeah I'm a 35mm guy, only thing I can afford to...

Yeah I'm a 35mm guy, only thing I can afford to shoot atm hehe.

It's weird how scanning tech seem to be a bit stable from what I can see, I've been reading about the Minolta 5400 which seems to be...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-22-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,235
Posted By andrew00
I've been doing a little research and it looks...

I've been doing a little research and it looks like there's a variety of options out there.

The Epson scanner series seem useful b/c you can batch an entire roll, which is cool, by cutting the negs...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-21-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,235
Posted By andrew00
Scanner for 35mm

Hey,

I recently got back in the film game as digital got me down, picked me self up a Contax G2 again which I'm loving. I'm looking for a film scanner, most likely I'll stick at 35mm so I don't...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-12-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,440
Posted By andrew00
Looking forwards to seeing some proper shots with...

Looking forwards to seeing some proper shots with the OM-D and the new Pana 12-35!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-11-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 12,290
Posted By andrew00
How do users feel about the AF of the OM-D? What...

How do users feel about the AF of the OM-D? What about the card read/write time?

One thing I used to enjoy when shooting people back in the day (in film land!) was to have two cameras, one in each...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-13-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,955
Posted By andrew00
Do you feel the EF-X20 adds much to the X100? I...

Do you feel the EF-X20 adds much to the X100?

I can see it working well w/the X-Pro1 as that doesn't have a flash. But the X100 does and I'm curious whether it's overkill.

I like the EF-20 and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-03-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,429
Posted By andrew00
I really like the X100 and a Contax G2 so the...

I really like the X100 and a Contax G2 so the X-Pro1 seems gorgeous and the IQ looks great to me, as someone who shoots a lot of fashiony type stuff the fine detail would be great.

However, I have a...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-04-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 5,324
Posted By andrew00
I'd love a 24-70 zoom! ESP a f2 IS one...

I'd love a 24-70 zoom! ESP a f2 IS one lolz.

Prpb the 50 equiv for me, since this system is a digital Contax g2 I'll go with the normal lens!
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-29-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 16,415
Posted By andrew00
Don't forget also the benefit from a smaller...

Don't forget also the benefit from a smaller camera, both from a shooting perspective, but also the way the subject reacts.

I know no-one bats an eyelid to my X100 but my 5dmk2 caused them to wince...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-10-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 138,185
Posted By andrew00
The X100 achieved what it set out to do imo, high...

The X100 achieved what it set out to do imo, high quality fixed lens, large sensor compact. It did great in low light and had an excellent flash.

If Fuji can execute the same on the X-Pro1 and fix...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-09-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 138,185
Posted By andrew00
Super pumped for this, the new flash images...

Super pumped for this, the new flash images leaked look just like the Contax TLA200 which make me enthused!
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-07-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1,586
Posted By andrew00
Sony Nex-7 w/Nikon WC-E68 wide angle adapter = 35mm to 24mm

Hey,

I recently got the Nikon WC-E68 wide angle adapter which I've been using w/my Fuji X100 when needed. It's a 0.68x adapter, so takes the Fuji's 35mm lens into a 24mm lens which is cool.

I...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-31-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 12,439
Posted By andrew00
It's just over double the price yes, in the UK...

It's just over double the price yes, in the UK about 800 for the X100 and about 1800 for the Nex+Zeiss.

I like the Sony as my 5dmk2 collapsed and I need something that does video, the Sony is a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-31-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 7,591
Posted By andrew00
Fuji X100 w/ Nikon WC-E68 wide angle adapter test

Hey,

I received the Nikon WC-E68 wide angle adapter today, which is a 0.68x adapter and connects to the X100 w/49-46mm step down ring.

This takes the 35mm X100 and turns it into a 24mm, which is...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-31-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 12,439
Posted By andrew00
Well it's still early doors of my using it,...

Well it's still early doors of my using it, but...I like it.

It's big and small at the same time. In the sense that it is large compared to the NEX-7 which is tiny. And it's larger than, say, a 16...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-30-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 12,439
Posted By andrew00
NEX-7 vs X100

Hey,

This is a super quick probably inaccurate ghetto test between these two cameras before I head out for the evening. Don't make any grand judgements or anything but thought it'd be of...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-28-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,832
Posted By andrew00
Pm sent...

Pm sent...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-28-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,832
Posted By andrew00
UK - Nex-7 - Anyone want my spare?

Hey,

Hope I'm cool posting this heh.

Earlier I got a call from a store I use a lot saying they had a NEX-7 in, did I want it? Yes I said! I got their dispatch email through...at the exact time one...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 10-01-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 18,221
Posted By andrew00
I wish the NEX-7 and M4/3 lot were combined. The...

I wish the NEX-7 and M4/3 lot were combined.

The M4/3 system currently has some great lenses, the 12/20/25/45 lenses basically let you cover your bases.

The NEX-7 however has the EVF, great sensor,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-27-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,639
Posted By andrew00
I love my X100 and use it a lot, I also plan on...

I love my X100 and use it a lot, I also plan on getting a NEX-7 when it comes out, double fisting each one for shooting and using the NEX-7 for video too.

I really enjoying shooting light and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 2,758
Posted By andrew00
Here's the BFFs!

Here's the BFFs!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 2,758
Posted By andrew00
Sweet thanks for the replies again. I've ordered...

Sweet thanks for the replies again.

I've ordered some (new) Portra and a few rolls of Ektar, as well as a few rolls of Tri-X (already had a few mind), Neopan 400 & HP5+!

I'm taking on board the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 2,758
Posted By andrew00
Oh whilst I think about it, and to save starting...

Oh whilst I think about it, and to save starting a new thread, my meter isn't the most reliable so I was going to pick up a Voigt VC II, do they play well w/M3's? Seem a perfect fit to me!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 2,758
Posted By andrew00
Thanks for the replies! From what people have...

Thanks for the replies!

From what people have said it seems that a lot of it comes down to personal choice and what feels right.

So I think what seems smart is for me to get a couple rolls of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 2,758
Posted By andrew00
Just bought my M3 - What film?

Hey there,

Thanks to everyone who gave advice below about my M3 or M6 dilemma, I decided to go with the M3 which I've now bought! It's coming to me soon with a 50mm V2 Summicron, so hurrah.

I've...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,521
Posted By andrew00
You know I do actually wear glasses half the...

You know I do actually wear glasses half the time, contacts the other. Do you say glasses w/the M6 b/c you can still see the framing if a little back from the viewfinder? Is a deal breaker do you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,521
Posted By andrew00
M3 or M6 TTL 0.85 for 50mm/Portraits?

Hey,

After deciding I'd need to save up a bit longer for a M9-P (!) I've decided to pick up a film M in the meantime to create some lovely pictures.

I've decided the M will be working with a 50mm...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-31-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,174
Posted By andrew00
Left-Eyed Leica

Hey,

I'm a leftie in all senses - hand, foot, eye. I posted recently about my thoughts and intentions to get a M9 (Prob a M9-P now as the price is similar in the UK) and will have the money...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-19-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,718
Posted By andrew00
Is Leica for me?

Hey,

I currently have a 5dmk2, an X100 and a GRD 3 (as well as an old polaroid 680!).

I find myself more and more shooting with the X100 and less the 5dmk2.

I'm much less 'tech' interested and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-25-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 6,303
Posted By andrew00
An auto lens cap would be excellent!

An auto lens cap would be excellent!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-09-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 7,213
Posted By andrew00
Teleconverters

Hey,

If you can add a UV filter to the X100 via a male to male adapter then it must also be possible to slam on a teleconveter to get a more flattering fov for portraits.

Has anyone tried this and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,786
Posted By andrew00
Yeah I thought it might be too much of a reach...

Yeah I thought it might be too much of a reach tbh!

Cool so the best modern way is to shoot for low contrast, ala Portra or equivalent film, then do a hq scan and bump the Saturation a bit in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,786
Posted By andrew00
Yeah I'm a pretty sweet photoshopper, so shooting...

Yeah I'm a pretty sweet photoshopper, so shooting Portra was my first choice as I could bump things up on the computer.

But since my ambition would be low contrast high saturation images I thought...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,786
Posted By andrew00
Low contrast, high saturation film

Hey,

Can anyone recommend, if there is one to recommend, a good low contrast, high saturation film.

Something like the low contrast of a Portra but more colourful!

Cheers,
Andy
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-14-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 6,001
Posted By andrew00
I'd say these days the differences between...

I'd say these days the differences between cameras is limited, the main differences are in the experience.

For my the x100 ticks boxes of the way I want to shoot - ESP over the nex or m43. Therefore...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-11-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 5,383
Posted By andrew00
I got my EF-20 flash today, I'll do some photo...

I got my EF-20 flash today, I'll do some photo tests if anyone can think of something that'll do the job?

One annoying this is having to turn external flashes on in the menu system. Why fuji why!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-08-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,639
Posted By andrew00
Aye, the X100 is great at what it does but it's...

Aye, the X100 is great at what it does but it's also important for what it isn't, so really you have to rank your desires up.

For me, I wanted a camera that could basically be a large sensor camera,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-08-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,639
Posted By andrew00
The Ricoh GXR would be worth checking out, it's...

The Ricoh GXR would be worth checking out, it's image quality is outstanding, it's small, and can use an EVF.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-07-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,679
Posted By andrew00
The X100 onboard flash I think, like the Sigma...

The X100 onboard flash I think, like the Sigma DP2S, does a pretty good job at filling the flash and not washing the image out.

That being said I just got a call from Park Cameras in the UK saying...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-05-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,532
Posted By andrew00
Speaking of, what's the info for the UK premium...

Speaking of, what's the info for the UK premium service? When I got my cam they said it's not yet up but I'm in for it when it is!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-04-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6,553
Posted By andrew00
The X100 memory card issue

Hey,

So y'all might remember a few weeks ago I wrote a message saying my new X100 was acting extremely slow - taking in essence an age to do anything, 10 sec turn ons etc.

I discovered that it was...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-01-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 7,322
Posted By andrew00
SX-70 or SLR 680?

Hey,

I spent some time in Austin, TX recently and got to play with my friends polaroid camera (one of the large land cameras) which was awesome.

I've decided to get my own although I'd like to get...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-29-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 6,335
Posted By andrew00
The thing is the X100 and other...

The thing is the X100 and other non-dslr/compact-ish cameras aren't very threatening to the subject, they're not imposing, which I like.

My 5dmk2 is a great camera, maybe not perfect in low light...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-28-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,647
Posted By andrew00
Yeah, like if you turn it on with the lens cap on...

Yeah, like if you turn it on with the lens cap on sometimes it'll be all washed out, I guess it adjusts the brightness when it meters and it can trip itself up sometimes.

Oh and as an addendum to my...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-27-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,647
Posted By andrew00
Thanks for the comments! Yeah I agree, you do...

Thanks for the comments!

Yeah I agree, you do your best and try to always improve. There's so might right about this camera that when posting all the gripes you have to keep saying 'But I do love...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-25-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,647
Posted By andrew00
My X100 Review - A few weeks in

Hey, so I posted some initial thoughts on the X100 a while back but here's a review a few weeks in, broken down every so slightly into sections but mostly just listing thoughts.

Overview

I, like a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-11-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,104
Posted By andrew00
Question about Exposure Compensation

Hey,

So super smart and tech I am not, so I was hoping someone could please just explain Exposure Comp to me please.

I get what it does - you use it to brighten or darken the exposure by a little...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-11-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,409
Posted By andrew00
One thing I didn't realist about the ND filter is...

One thing I didn't realist about the ND filter is it's an on or off deal, as in ON it's 3 stops of ND and off it's off.

I thought I could select ND1, ND2 and ND3 as appropriate, but you can't it's...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-10-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,320
Posted By andrew00
The lens cap was off, but I tried it with both on...

The lens cap was off, but I tried it with both on and off, paranoia city and all that!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-10-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,320
Posted By andrew00
Yeah I formatted it in camera before shooting,...

Yeah I formatted it in camera before shooting, but it's weird that it went like that after 50 or so shots taken with it.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-10-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,320
Posted By andrew00
Update to this - I took the memory card out to...

Update to this - I took the memory card out to see if it had the same issue and it was quicker to turn on - around 3 seconds. I tried another memory card - 3 seconds. I formatted the first memory...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-10-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,320
Posted By andrew00
battery says full and is on it's first charge -...

battery says full and is on it's first charge - gave it a good 12 hours too just to be safe :/
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-10-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,320
Posted By andrew00
Potential issue w/X100 startup time?

Ok so I'm just noticing this pretty weird issue w/my new X100 and it's startup, can anyone else investigate to see if this is a problem I've got or what.

When I turn the camera on it seems sluggish...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-10-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 6,789
Posted By andrew00
Here's my initial thoughts that I also posted to...

Here's my initial thoughts that I also posted to that thread. I really like the camera so far because it feels good to hold and shoot with but it's going to be a learning curve to get the best out of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-08-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 11,950
Posted By andrew00
For people in the UK - as the OP says, a couple...

For people in the UK - as the OP says, a couple of sellers have got a first batch of cameras in, looks only like a dozen or so per place, most of which have gone out in pre-orders. I managed to find...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-08-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,541
Posted By andrew00
Who was the dealer? If you don't feel like...

Who was the dealer? If you don't feel like posting then can you PM me please - I'm desperate to get one before I go away on Sat!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-07-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 4,846
Posted By andrew00
I just called them up and had a pretty weird...

I just called them up and had a pretty weird conversation with one of the guys there heh. He said it was news to him if/that they were selling them as he didn't/couldn't have contact with the guys at...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-07-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 4,846
Posted By andrew00
Sounds good to me. I just called Cameraworld and...

Sounds good to me.

I just called Cameraworld and they said they didn't have it in stock, no idea how they can then sell them at the Focus event hehe, ahem, but either way no dice.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-06-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 4,846
Posted By andrew00
Which companies have cameras for sale there? I'm...

Which companies have cameras for sale there? I'm going to Texas in a week and would love an X100 to take with me, but had thought it wasn't going to happen.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-05-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,786
Posted By andrew00
Yeah I agree, full frame cameras are full frame...

Yeah I agree, full frame cameras are full frame cameras, I'd expect their image quality to be better - so I would expect a M9 to have better quality than an X100. Just like I'd expect a medium format...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-04-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 6,507
Posted By andrew00
I'd argue against that by saying that just like a...

I'd argue against that by saying that just like a Leica M9, whilst it's always going to be a sizable purchase, to someone who wants exactly what the Leica gives, especially versus the alternatives,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-04-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 6,507
Posted By andrew00
I don't see why some people get so defensive...

I don't see why some people get so defensive about film/rangefinders when talking about the X100.

Surely if the X100 should be lauded as it shares the same type of camera design as a rangefinder?

I...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-03-2011
Replies: 124
Views: 17,768
Posted By andrew00
As someone without the best eyes, and to whom...

As someone without the best eyes, and to whom manual focus squinting is a one way trip a stress headache, auto focus works just fine for me and I love the design.

Does that make me bad?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-20-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,664
Posted By andrew00
Hopefully we'll get a chinese auto lens cap...

Hopefully we'll get a chinese auto lens cap coming out.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-15-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 14,473
Posted By andrew00
Can anyone with more knowledge take a look at the...

Can anyone with more knowledge take a look at the noise and comment on the quality of it.

Some cameras seem to have more pleasant noise pattern that gives something of a grainy effect vs a processed...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-14-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,177
Posted By andrew00
Yes, perhaps in a context where image is...

Yes, perhaps in a context where image is important, same kind of challenge DSLR's have in the video world, causing some to pimp them out to ridiculous levels heh.

A lot of my favourite photographers...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-14-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,177
Posted By andrew00
Hehe none taken, I'm pretty new to digital let...

Hehe none taken, I'm pretty new to digital let alone pro digital so the exact time at which the tipping point for pro use went from film to digital isn't something I particularly know.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-14-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,177
Posted By andrew00
I'd define professional grade as being able to...

I'd define professional grade as being able to consistently produce images that reach a minimum level of quality for usage, in my case, in mag's/print adverts/campaign adverts/editorial shots...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-14-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,177
Posted By andrew00
Personally I use either my 24-105, mostly for...

Personally I use either my 24-105, mostly for video due to the IS, and my 50 1.2 for most shots. Primes are cool imo hehe!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-14-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,177
Posted By andrew00
Can the X100 be considered 'professional grade'?

Hey,

I thought I'd submitted this but I guess not.

I shoot music videos where the budgets don't exist and you have to do a billion jobs at once, all of which take you away from focusing on the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-11-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,450
Posted By andrew00
Well if you set the camera to Manual focus and...

Well if you set the camera to Manual focus and just leave that in the VF then that could go a long way to helping the purists?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 6,897
Posted By andrew00
I'll be getting one. Large sensor camera...

I'll be getting one.

Large sensor camera w/external flash option & viewfinder is just the ticket. The design is a plus.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-30-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 12,878
Posted By andrew00
Managed to find a T3 on eBay super cheap, hurrah!

Managed to find a T3 on eBay super cheap, hurrah!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-29-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,366
Posted By andrew00
To me the X100 is exciting for both practical and...

To me the X100 is exciting for both practical and ideological reasons.

Practically I like to shoot with an external flash a lot and always hot annoyed that w/the M4/3 cameras I'd have to make a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-28-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 12,878
Posted By andrew00
Ah I can live without the date, especially as it...

Ah I can live without the date, especially as it looks like it increases the profile a little. After using my Ricoh GRD3, I'm always keen to get pocketable cameras, so the T3 is a great marriage of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-26-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 12,878
Posted By andrew00
Aye looks like it's a game of waiting for one to...

Aye looks like it's a game of waiting for one to come up which is lame as I want it now heh. Esp in black although Black T3's seem to be more expensive which isn't cool!

Oh whilst I'm here - what...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-25-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 12,878
Posted By andrew00
Yeah it's quite funny, when I shoot with my 5dmk2...

Yeah it's quite funny, when I shoot with my 5dmk2 I tend to use the 580 EX II flash and have it on a custom bracket's mini rc bracket, which puts it just to the side of the lens and just a bit in...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-25-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 12,878
Posted By andrew00
Interesting. I've actually just been checking...

Interesting.

I've actually just been checking out the TLA 200 flash and how it works w/the T3. I didn't know this but apparently it works w/TTL too if you use the SA-2 bracket.

This is pretty...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-25-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 12,878
Posted By andrew00
Thanks for the replies. Yeah it's interesting....

Thanks for the replies.

Yeah it's interesting. Part of me thinks well I've got a 5dmk2, GRD3 and now the Mju II, do I really need the Contax T3 esp as you do pay the premium for it - including over...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,366
Posted By andrew00
Does the camera tech, the parts, actually change...

Does the camera tech, the parts, actually change throughout their life cycle?

As in response to being an early adopter and being a beta tester of the camera, do you mean more the firmwire issues...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,366
Posted By andrew00
One area Fuji have definitely been cloudy on is...

One area Fuji have definitely been cloudy on is the sensor, which some people suggested was an old D90 sensor (and not a new D7000 aka new Sony sensor) due to the 12 mp, though Fuji have said they...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,366
Posted By andrew00
http://www.akam.no/artikler/fujifilm_x100/80789/1 ...

http://www.akam.no/artikler/fujifilm_x100/80789/1

I don't know if this site is legit but on the second page of their preview they have images posted!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-24-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 12,878
Posted By andrew00
Contax T3 - Worth the money?

Hey,

I've currently got a Oly Mju II (35/2.8 version) that I picked up for cheap after having to sell my Contax G2. I also have a Ricoh GRD3 which I use a lot with an Oly FL-20 flash. I'll dovetail...
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