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Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-26-2017
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Posted By stillshunter
Duplicate post...how do I delete again?

Duplicate post...how do I delete again?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-26-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,828
Posted By stillshunter
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Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-26-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,828
Posted By stillshunter
Yeah mate, agree it looks like a Domke. But F2?...

Yeah mate, agree it looks like a Domke. But F2? It looks far too small to my eye. I realise Trent is tall but not 8’...The size looks more F5...so noting the side pockets I’d have said F3, except it...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-26-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,828
Posted By stillshunter
Yeah mate, agree it looks like a Domke. But F2?...

Yeah mate, agree it looks like a Domke. But F2? It looks far too small to my eye. I realise Trent is tall but not 8’...The size looks more F5...so noting the side pockets I’d have said F3, except it...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-25-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,828
Posted By stillshunter
Congratulations. You are made of steelier stuff...

Congratulations. You are made of steelier stuff than I.

Wasn’t per chance one of Tenba’s Cooper line of shoulder bags? Drooled over them from day one. But pricey like a Ona.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-25-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,828
Posted By stillshunter
My pleasure mate. Trent has a unique bend to his...

My pleasure mate. Trent has a unique bend to his eye that’s for certain....and we have to celebrate every Aussie photog we can. ;)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-25-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,828
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks for the reply. That is absolutely...

Thanks for the reply.

That is absolutely fascinating! I’d really appreciate any further information you can provide on these older Domke bags. Were they a standard line or similar to the current...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-22-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,828
Posted By stillshunter
Yeah I cringed as well. But the film makers were...

Yeah I cringed as well. But the film makers were Australians after all. I suppose it’s down to our tall poppy syndrome.

...and about your “last Australian in Magnum” comment. Just hold your horses...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-22-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,828
Posted By stillshunter
ID this bag - Trent Parke / Dreamlives

Draw inspiration from this little documentary every time I watch it. What a brilliant couple Narelle Autio and Trent Parke make!

https://youtu.be/5A5NSHHefgQ

But I’m also always struck by a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-07-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,709
Posted By stillshunter
Congratulations on the buy mate. Three Ms? Easily...

Congratulations on the buy mate.
Three Ms? Easily done. It's made for it. You're going to be a happy camper.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-05-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,709
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks to the great advice from my friends on...

Thanks to the great advice from my friends on here, this was where I arrived.

http://i.imgur.com/r9pklou.jpg

I agree, the kit needs to be kept minimal...but this works in the Hadley Pro - Mamiya 6...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-04-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,709
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks for the reply Robert. Mate do you mean...

Thanks for the reply Robert. Mate do you mean this bag here?
....best I could find under TENBA 995

http://stat.ameba.jp/user_images/20130415/16/rpoto/34/68/j/o0322021412501516325.jpg

If so, she...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-04-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,709
Posted By stillshunter
Ha Ha Ha @Mute-on are you an Aussie mate?...

Ha Ha Ha @Mute-on are you an Aussie mate? GOLD!

Tell you what a couple of these look OK. The Peak Design, not so much. I'm more the classic styling kind of guy. Actually would always opt for canvas,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-03-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,709
Posted By stillshunter
J, you read my mind. I bought another shoulder...

J, you read my mind. I bought another shoulder bag but was thinking about a backpack to take "the lot" with some room for accessories, and maybe even a jumper and a bottle of...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-21-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 6,410
Posted By stillshunter
Had a few in my time. The 35 summicron (think...

Had a few in my time. The 35 summicron (think mine's a v2 or 3 no matter) has proven the best allrounder - esp. Nice balance between size and quality.

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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-20-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,709
Posted By stillshunter
Hey Liam. Mate thanks for the perspective. Any...

Hey Liam. Mate thanks for the perspective. Any file footage of the Orvis Battenkill field shoulder bag in action?Be especially keen to see how you're tucking the gear into an uncamera bag to keep it...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-20-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,709
Posted By stillshunter
Whoa, whoa, whoa. If you mean this one mate. Then...

Whoa, whoa, whoa. If you mean this one mate. Then I think I'm in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-20-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,709
Posted By stillshunter
Hey Chris! Jeez my post brought out some of...

Hey Chris!
Jeez my post brought out some of RFF's finest :cool:

Yeah the F2 does seem like overkill. Though the more I think it over the more I see where folks like @backalley are coming from. I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-20-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,709
Posted By stillshunter
Mate, fear not, I've enjoyed your posts on here...

Mate, fear not, I've enjoyed your posts on here for many, many years. You are responsible for more than an armful of bags I've bought in the past. But I'd hasten to say your shelf 'o' bags is a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-20-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,709
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks Rob. Seems the ThinkTank Retrospective...

Thanks Rob.

Seems the ThinkTank Retrospective series has matured a little from the last time I visited. Back then they only progressed in multiple of fives ;)

The Mamiya 6 with 75mm lenses loaded...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-20-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,709
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks for weighing in mate. Really appreciate...

Thanks for weighing in mate. Really appreciate it.

Coincidentally the last bag I sold was a (like new) F2 in sand :(
They're a big bag - esp. girth-wise. I normally lean more towards something...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-20-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 4,184
Posted By stillshunter
I have the J803 and really want to love it....

I have the J803 and really want to love it. Hoping you guys can help on that count.

My problem is that as large as it it - esp. compared to the F-803 - it just doesn't seem to hold what I need / it...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-20-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,709
Posted By stillshunter
Bag help please..here we go again!

The top shelf of my study is full of bags and a head swimming with insults from my wife about how I have more camera bags than she has handbags.

But I find myself still wanting.

Need something to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-29-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,820
Posted By stillshunter
ENABLER!!!! (appreciated!)

ENABLER!!!!
(appreciated!)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-29-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,820
Posted By stillshunter
update: damn tempted by a Billingham Hadley...

update:
damn tempted by a Billingham Hadley Small. Yes its profile is very similar to my Alice-L2, but just that tad thinner, which would be nice.
....can someone send me the "I don't need another...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-29-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,820
Posted By stillshunter
Funny you should say this mate, as this is...

Funny you should say this mate, as this is exactly my issue too. The insert has become so 'fluffy' that the velcro has a hard time staying in place. Outside is still quite good. Nicely worn in....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,820
Posted By stillshunter
WOW! :eek: ...maybe I'm babying mine? (I'd...

WOW! :eek:
...maybe I'm babying mine?
(I'd estimate it's between 15-20 years old)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,820
Posted By stillshunter
Ha Ha Ha Mainline - my fave local store. Scott...

Ha Ha Ha Mainline - my fave local store. Scott and his crew do great work. Actually my desire for the ACAM-1100 all started there, as I was looking to plussing up my order to make postage of a 39mm...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,820
Posted By stillshunter
Personally, I don't like the height. The shape is...

Personally, I don't like the height. The shape is reminiscent of my J-803, which I find awkward. I can see the appeal for those who carry more bodies or 5+ lenses, but for me (and my present...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,820
Posted By stillshunter
Mate I had the F-10 as well. Not a bad bag, but...

Mate I had the F-10 as well. Not a bad bag, but was a little put off by the shape of the bottom. I prefer packing my gear flat across the bottom and the dip at the bottom - which I assume is to aid...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,820
Posted By stillshunter
You are not alone mate. I'm currently selling 4...

You are not alone mate. I'm currently selling 4 bags, but have another dozen or so up on the shelf. :o
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,820
Posted By stillshunter
Yeah, Joe, I think I've discounted the F8 as it...

Yeah, Joe, I think I've discounted the F8 as it doesn't really seem to offer much more than the F5XB. The F6 seems pretty big! @michaelwj was kind enough to send me a photo of the F6 packed with a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,820
Posted By stillshunter
Hmmmm...just stumbled upon the thinkTANK Urban...

Hmmmm...just stumbled upon the thinkTANK Urban Approach 5 (https://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/urban-approach-5). Seems to be a little more open in structure and lighter than their Retrospectives.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,820
Posted By stillshunter
Yeah mate I have one of the original BBB. A great...

Yeah mate I have one of the original BBB. A great bag. But, yes, even pricier for us foreigners - esp. those of us with weak dollars and a long, long shipping route :D
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-27-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,820
Posted By stillshunter
Not only are they the hardest choice, they're...

Not only are they the hardest choice, they're darn hard to sell on. Have five bags listed around Australia and not a single bite.

I read that "A little larger than the F5XB" thread. It handily...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-27-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,820
Posted By stillshunter
Mate how would you directly compare the Domke...

Mate how would you directly compare the Domke F5XB and the A+A ACAM 1100 (Walker Evans)?

Agree with you 100% about the Alice L2. Won't part with mine, but still looking for something more F5XB-like...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-27-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,820
Posted By stillshunter
For prosperity, those looking at the "DNA line"...

For prosperity, those looking at the "DNA line" @back alley mentioned, these too are made by Tenba
DNA (http://www.tenba.com/uk/collections/messenger.aspx)
COOPER...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-27-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,820
Posted By stillshunter
Wow mate, really sorry to hear this! My black...

Wow mate, really sorry to hear this!
My black canvas F5XB has been going strong for about 8 years and I received it used from a member here who'd used it for about as long as me. Maybe they made...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-27-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,820
Posted By stillshunter
Words from the Bag Man :D Great to hear from you...

Words from the Bag Man :D

Great to hear from you Joe. Mate while I head off and do my research - including where to source this Tenba model in Australia - do I surmise that you'd not recommend the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-27-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,820
Posted By stillshunter
Domke F5XB - but more everyday-friendly

.....and so the grael quest for the ideal bag continues. Presently after something that can comfortable fit the M6+35-cron with back-up GR and my daily essentials.

What I've found comes the closest...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-13-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By stillshunter
Already sold the body. Just doesn't have the...

Already sold the body. Just doesn't have the right feel.
Will sell the VF once my "new" one arrives - I missed the SBOOI too much so just sourced another.
Will keep the LTM-M adapter and, of course,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-09-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 12,150
Posted By stillshunter
My first trip out with the new arrival. It's...

My first trip out with the new arrival. It's showing promise - as this was using expired HP5+ and very old LC29. I'm looking very forward to shooting it more. I really like how it balances on the...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,066
Posted By stillshunter
My condolences. I never knew Tom personally, but...

My condolences.

I never knew Tom personally, but I got to know a little of him over the years as I read through his contributions. It's comforting to know his knowledge and spirit lives on in these...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-05-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks Frank....film feeding time!

Thanks Frank....film feeding time!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-05-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By stillshunter
Big thanks again to everyone for their...

Big thanks again to everyone for their assistance. Well as of an hour or so ago I am the proud owner of both a Bessa-T Heliar 101-Anniversary kit as well as a IIIf (BD). And I can confirm that the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-05-2017
Replies: 257
Views: 55,262
Posted By stillshunter
Not sure mate. We used to fight with broad...

Not sure mate. We used to fight with broad swords, and even earlier hunt and gather. Likely we're not made of the stuff to wield these weapons any more or fend for ourselves in the wilds. Seems the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2017
Replies: 257
Views: 55,262
Posted By stillshunter
Well as the OP, I've finally come back to read...

Well as the OP, I've finally come back to read this thread in its entirety so far. What an absolute gem of a read. Seriously if your eyes have little to do while having a nice brew then I'd strongly...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By stillshunter
A huge thanks to every single one of you guys. I...

A huge thanks to every single one of you guys. I very much appreciate your timely advice. I really do!

Accordingly I have paid up on the 101-anno kit - and even paid a little extra to have it here...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks 02Pilot! Still usable though mate?

Thanks 02Pilot!
Still usable though mate?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By stillshunter
You see my quandary mate. :confused: Was all...

You see my quandary mate. :confused:

Was all fist-pumping late last night having found the set, and having solved the riddles:
- what lens for my incoming IIIf, and,
- where can I find another...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By stillshunter
yes I'm curious as to why Steve said: "the new...

yes I'm curious as to why Steve said:
"the new finder will not fit classic screw mount Leica bodies"

Also be keen to confirm that the lens fits the Bessa-T body because of an adapter only, as I have...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By stillshunter
Will donor Bessa-T work with Barnack?

Just about to seal the deal on a Voigtlander Bessa-T 101 Year w/ 50mm f/3.5 Heliar (Olive), with the intent of cannabalising the lens and finder for my IIIf.

Before I do I'm hoping to confirm that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,898
Posted By stillshunter
you guys :o ....some great advice here. I've...

you guys :o

....some great advice here.

I've looked around for the Nikon Lite-Touch but can only seem to find them hovering around the $200 mark here in Australia...such a small pond with some big...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,898
Posted By stillshunter
Hey Michael. Mate it is great to see you and see...

Hey Michael. Mate it is great to see you and see you still here.

I've been a little distracted from photography - or to be more precise, too focused on other mundane parts of life...like work...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,214
Posted By stillshunter
UPDATE: Mammoth sized thanks to all for your...

UPDATE:
Mammoth sized thanks to all for your help. Based on your recommendations I recently took ownership of a Ricoh GR-II. Yeah I could have bought the original GR or the earlier GRD-series, but I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,898
Posted By stillshunter
A little 28mm to burn a little 35mm

Really enjoying the little Ricoh GR, mixture of the feel and function of the camera, as well as the challenge of the 28mm FOV.

Be keen to experience the same with 35mm film. I know the obvious...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,214
Posted By stillshunter
Got to agree with both you guys. The X100 is...

Got to agree with both you guys.

The X100 is quite a different proposition to the mju. I use my X100 in a more deliberate way. I take it with me when I'm shooting - or likely to shoot. Wear it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,214
Posted By stillshunter
I do admit my first thought was, "oh OK another...

I do admit my first thought was, "oh OK another one of those little small chip consumer cams", but then read the specs. How did they fit a 2/3" chip with 5x optical zoom in that package...and with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,214
Posted By stillshunter
Knew there was something I missed. Funny you...

Knew there was something I missed. Funny you should mention this mate, as it was actually a tough camera that got me into this vein of thinking in the first place. I recently went for a trip to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,214
Posted By stillshunter
discovered the multi-quote function...woo...

discovered the multi-quote function...woo hoo...I've come up to the 1990's it seems (see it's not just cameras I'm 'retarded' with)



Tim, I had the X10, and granted it has all the features but the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,214
Posted By stillshunter
You mean the original film mju or the early...

You mean the original film mju or the early 2000's digital version mate?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,214
Posted By stillshunter
ohhhhh you mean the old GRD-series. Sorry I...

ohhhhh you mean the old GRD-series. Sorry I thought you meant the larger sensor GR or GRII. Oh OK....Still need a clip-on OVF. But, wow, blast from the past. I had a GRD-III back when they were first...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,214
Posted By stillshunter
Hey Mark. Yeah had an S110. Happy enough with the...

Hey Mark. Yeah had an S110. Happy enough with the IQ, but you're spot on - no VF.

Funny it seems the digital equivalent may have existed. But it seems they stopped making them in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,214
Posted By stillshunter
Cheers G! Two great suggestions. Certainly the...

Cheers G!
Two great suggestions. Certainly the GRII is the more pocketable proposition of the two. If only either had even a little pokey VF built in - I'd even accept the one on the original GR1 or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,214
Posted By stillshunter
Mate this isn't an either/or proposition, the...

Mate this isn't an either/or proposition, the mju-ii aint going nowhere!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,214
Posted By stillshunter
yeah..but no VF! why oh why no VF!

yeah..but no VF!
why oh why no VF!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,214
Posted By stillshunter
digital mju-ii / stylus epic

I've had so many cameras over the years, but I've noticed the ones I always gravitate back towards are compacts, and my favourite of the compacts is the Olympus mju-ii (a.k.a. Stylus Epic). Yes there...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-20-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,940
Posted By stillshunter
Had the R3A. Looks great on paper and I was...

Had the R3A. Looks great on paper and I was dazzled by the 1:1 finder initially but , for some reason, I just couldn't fall for it. I s'pose loves a bit like that, not rational but you just know when...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-08-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 5,432
Posted By stillshunter
If it must be leather, it must be Luigi @...

If it must be leather, it must be Luigi @ LeicaTime. Next question?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-01-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By stillshunter
I really like 40mm on the R3A. I know you can use...

I really like 40mm on the R3A. I know you can use the limits of the VF to guestimate 35mm but I think 40mm is the limit of comfort - I say this as a non-glasses wearer - though YMMV.

Having said...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 11,638
Posted By stillshunter
I'd prefer to tick your one camera/one lens box,...

I'd prefer to tick your one camera/one lens box, but if I'm honest I can't tick either box.

I really like the discipline of one camera and one lens.
I really wish I had the discipline to stick with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-28-2014
Replies: 257
Views: 55,262
Posted By stillshunter
I'm maintaining a minimalist philosophy and after...

I'm maintaining a minimalist philosophy and after 'rigorous' testing, the R3A w/- 28 and 40mm will stay and the IIIf and Summicron 50 have just been listed on the Classifieds.


No problem....
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-08-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 10,406
Posted By stillshunter
Darn, I knew I shouldn't have read this thread....

Darn, I knew I shouldn't have read this thread. Guess what I want now?
Hint: it doesn't have an "M" in the name which is weird considering the brand. Hmmm...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-08-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 65,534
Posted By stillshunter
Unfortunately I've not used the exact three you...

Unfortunately I've not used the exact three you have asked about but have owned - amongst many others - T3, Klasse S and GR1s. I have none of these any more, only an R3A, IIIf and mju-ii. But if I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-08-2014
Replies: 257
Views: 55,262
Posted By stillshunter
Well I've put myself in a precarious situation....

Well I've put myself in a precarious situation. Following advice from this very thread, I went and got me an R3A to complement the IIIf. Now I'm torn again. Once I got the R3A I also 'had' to get the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-07-2014
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,200
Posted By stillshunter
Bessa R3A | CV 40/1.4 S.C | Foma100 | Rodinal...

Bessa R3A | CV 40/1.4 S.C | Foma100 | Rodinal 1+50
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3886/14341999802_fff542ff80_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nRmuSE)
frankie (https://flic.kr/p/nRmuSE) by stillshunter...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-24-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 16,813
Posted By stillshunter
I thought my old 1953 collapsible Summicron had a...

I thought my old 1953 collapsible Summicron had a little pixie dust trapped between the elements, but I see many folks enjoy that certain magic from their Summicrons, whatever their age (of the lens...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-17-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By stillshunter
Depends on the size MBA you're considering...

Depends on the size MBA you're considering toting. If 11" - which is what I am typing on as we speak - then I'd suggest the ThinkTank Retro 7 (TTR7)...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2014
Replies: 257
Views: 55,262
Posted By stillshunter
Great news Raid. Look forward to hearing how the...

Great news Raid. Look forward to hearing how the IIIf performed for you over the weekend.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2014
Replies: 257
Views: 55,262
Posted By stillshunter
I hope it is still sitting on the shelf just...

I hope it is still sitting on the shelf just waiting for your attention Raid….you did not sell it did you sir?

This is shaping up to be a nice weekend to shoot a roll in a Barnack I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2014
Replies: 257
Views: 55,262
Posted By stillshunter
Hey Monochrom, nice to see someone else with the...

Hey Monochrom, nice to see someone else with the IIIf and sporting the same two lens line-up of 28 and 50mm - albeit mine is the CV28/3.5 and 'Cron 50 (both LTM). I just hope the LTM lenses adapt...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2014
Replies: 257
Views: 55,262
Posted By stillshunter
Hey Raid. Mate as the OP I meant LTM vs. M...

Hey Raid. Mate as the OP I meant LTM vs. M 'cameras' - sorry I should have been more specific albeit in this subject folder. Having said that, I have found there does seem to be a very different LTM...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-14-2014
Replies: 257
Views: 55,262
Posted By stillshunter
Hope so my friend. Won and paid for. Should...

Hope so my friend. Won and paid for. Should arrive in a week or so. :eek:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-13-2014
Replies: 257
Views: 55,262
Posted By stillshunter
Juan, Juan, Juan, I have just put an offer on the...

Juan, Juan, Juan, I have just put an offer on the R3A with grip, strap, softies, etc.….now I will sit back nervously and wait. I am in the lap of the Gods now my friend, :eek:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-13-2014
Replies: 257
Views: 55,262
Posted By stillshunter
Oh Juan this doesn't help me at all, as I already...

Oh Juan this doesn't help me at all, as I already have the CV Brightline 28mm finder for my CV28/3.5 and IIIf. Oh goodness me…..this might hurt financially as I do love the 1:1 view through my SBOOI.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-13-2014
Replies: 257
Views: 55,262
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks Scrambler. My main concern with the Hexar...

Thanks Scrambler. My main concern with the Hexar RF - much like the CLE I had for a time - is serviceability. I hear horror stories of folks who bond with their camera only to find that not for love...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-13-2014
Replies: 257
Views: 55,262
Posted By stillshunter
Thank you Juan. There is actually an opportunity...

Thank you Juan.
There is actually an opportunity for me to buy a local R3A in great condition for a very nice price. Suit my 50' Cron nicely, but my only hesitation is its utility with my other love...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-13-2014
Replies: 257
Views: 55,262
Posted By stillshunter
Pioneer, are you referring to the original...

Pioneer, are you referring to the original LTM-version 'R 'or the Bessa R range more generally?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-13-2014
Replies: 257
Views: 55,262
Posted By stillshunter
G'day Juan, This is such an excellent reply....

G'day Juan,

This is such an excellent reply. Thank you so much for taking the time to post!

I, too, have thought of the Bessa. Maybe an R2M or R2A to complement the IIIf. Or maybe even the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-13-2014
Replies: 257
Views: 55,262
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks Robert and Andy. I love my IIIf for every...

Thanks Robert and Andy.

I love my IIIf for every reason you both describe. I actually prefer the feel of the IIIf in-hand than the M2 I once owned. However, a recent sale has me wondering whether to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-13-2014
Replies: 257
Views: 55,262
Posted By stillshunter
What's your position on the LTM in light of an M?

I know there's a lot of love for the Barnack here - great to see. I just wondered whether most have an LTM as a bit of fun or a curiosity that they use occasionally beside their Leica M or if some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-17-2014
Replies: 3,026
Views: 480,668
Posted By stillshunter
With me B+W is usually the reserve of film but...

With me B+W is usually the reserve of film but occasionally I shoot it with the digicam

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7223/13178985774_2ce5db19a5_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-26-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,613
Posted By stillshunter
I can't help with a single finder to suit all...

I can't help with a single finder to suit all your needs, but have voice my resounding vote for the SBOOI. Oh man it is superb on a Barnack. I loved my IIIf before but now, boy 'o' boy!
Forum: Nikon RF 02-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By stillshunter
So far it sings… …though I do little critical...

So far it sings…

…though I do little critical focus.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By stillshunter
Hmmm…but he just CLAed an LTM Summicron 50 for...

Hmmm…but he just CLAed an LTM Summicron 50 for me.
Have I got a dud? :(
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-18-2014
Replies: 234
Views: 29,948
Posted By stillshunter
Roland, mate these latest images are exquisite....

Roland, mate these latest images are exquisite. You and the Canon 50/1.2 are a tight unit, hope you bond more, and share more, over the coming months and years.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-13-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,020
Posted By stillshunter
Does the 1st version (LTM) Summicron have a...

Does the 1st version (LTM) Summicron have a detachable head? I knew the DR did but not the collapsible. Interesting. Hmmmm…best wait for your reply before experimenting for myself :o
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-13-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,020
Posted By stillshunter
So no NOOKY (-HESUM) with a SUMmicron then?

So no NOOKY (-HESUM) with a SUMmicron then?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By stillshunter
So glad you said this Michael. I mean I agree...

So glad you said this Michael. I mean I agree wholeheartedly and was thinking it, but since the IIIf, Cron, SBOOI combination is my new baby I would be talking with a father's eye. :o

Sorry but it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By stillshunter
+1 My SBOOI arrived today and I could not...

+1

My SBOOI arrived today and I could not believe how small it is on the IIIf. Hood on the Summicron and zero blockage. Anyone who tells you that adding this VF negates the saving in the size of a...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-09-2014
Replies: 234
Views: 29,948
Posted By stillshunter
Roland, This is a sweet series - subject matter...

Roland,

This is a sweet series - subject matter and rendition the both.

Well done (x2 again)

Mark
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2014
Replies: 4,570
Views: 1,304,347
Posted By stillshunter
I know it's way back at the start of this thread...

I know it's way back at the start of this thread but this is one extraordinary portrait that deserves revisiting!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks all. This one only just came back from...

Thanks all. This one only just came back from Youxin Ye, so even if there is some shine on the edge of the blades I'd have thought YY would have remedied it if he thought it an issue. Meanwhile, I...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-08-2014
Replies: 234
Views: 29,948
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks mate - much appreciated. Thought I'd...

Thanks mate - much appreciated.
Thought I'd share another taken earlier this year - actually day after New Years - which shows rendition of a wartime (uncoated) Summitar. Other than the odd aperture...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-08-2014
Replies: 234
Views: 29,948
Posted By stillshunter
Hope to join in…if that's OK? Not only to be a...

Hope to join in…if that's OK? Not only to be a part of the group, but maybe a little of your talent will rub off on me ;)….there's some amazing work in here.

My main squeeze is a collapsible...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks all. This was so good of you all to take...

Thanks all. This was so good of you all to take the time out to help. I've certainly learned something new!

I'm trying two things:
1. just ordered a B+W MRC UV (I just compared the Leica UV(a)...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks mate, I had a friend on flickr propose...

Thanks mate, I had a friend on flickr propose something similar. This is making more sense….especially as you explained it with the reflections. Do you think a better coated filter might help (maybe...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By stillshunter
Hmmm…but it's always on the diagonal opposite the...

Hmmm…but it's always on the diagonal opposite the light source.

So I got a hairy filter :eek: Joking aside I just checked and no hair there...

BTW: the longest hair on my own head would be an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By stillshunter
Weird dotted whip - reflection/flare or…HELP?

I wonder whether I can get some advice on addressing weird anomalies with my collapsible Summicron?

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3711/12264599653_b9785b11b2_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-26-2014
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,749
Posted By stillshunter
G'day folks. New here - well not to RFF but to...

G'day folks. New here - well not to RFF but to the Barnack corner. A long story on how I got here but I have finally arrived, and with me a nice (I say with a father's eye) IIIf-rd and very clean...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 7,881
Posted By stillshunter
In case anyone into the future wants to use this...

In case anyone into the future wants to use this resource - to look-up your Leica body or lens - here's the link. (http://www.summilux.net/numeros/)
…or cut'n'paste: http://www.summilux.net/numeros/
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 6,839
Posted By stillshunter
Here's the first listing I'd like to share....

Here's the first listing I'd like to share. (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/E-LEITZ-Leica-E39-39mm-UVa-Chrome-Filter-Art-No-13131-A-Mint-Boxed-/221166296538?ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:GB:1123)

3900GBP -...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 6,839
Posted By stillshunter
"Tell 'em they're dreaming'!" or incredible eBay listings

I'm sure you've stumbled on them yourself - a listing somewhere asking an exorbitant price for camera-ware. They do make me shake my head….and then laugh. Then I just can't help but watch the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-29-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,119
Posted By stillshunter
Oh great that's all I need! :o ….currently have...

Oh great that's all I need! :o

….currently have 32 tabs open on my browser. None researching FSU lenses as I can afford to try a few ;) - but am contending with the best body for LTM lenses.

Liked...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-28-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,119
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks all for taking the time to read. The Fed...

Thanks all for taking the time to read. The Fed has been playing on my mind today…


Thanks for that, this shot was made with the 7sII a few weeks ago. I'll probably miss it if I sell it.:o
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-28-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,119
Posted By stillshunter
Fed-2 (w/- Industar 61L/D) vs Minolta Himatic 7sII

Not sure if this is of any interest to anyone on here, but I'd recently had the opportunity to trial a Fed-2 with Industar-61 L/D (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135207) and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-21-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,000
Posted By stillshunter
Hmmm... …I fear I poked a teeming hornet's nest....

Hmmm...
…I fear I poked a teeming hornet's nest. Not sure how as I'm sure it was many miles away from where I was even standing, let alone looking :confused: Maybe it's how I phrased the question,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,000
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks all for your help. The idea to get the...

Thanks all for your help.

The idea to get the camera wasn't to stave off dementia - maybe I shouldn't have been so flippant. Having said that, I can certainly think of very few other ways I'd like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,000
Posted By stillshunter
Yeah I have a tendency to do that. But it keeps...

Yeah I have a tendency to do that. But it keeps my mind active and might help stave off early onset of dementia…


Thanks.

Roger, can you shed any light on the relationship between Leica's serial...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,000
Posted By stillshunter
Leica M - matching man and machine

Guys I know this might sound a little peculiar but oddly the more I ruminate over it the more appealing the idea.

I'm seriously contemplating buying back into Leica M system (OK sounds reasonable...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-18-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 13,216
Posted By stillshunter
So did you jump on a Klasse mate? (I notice your...

So did you jump on a Klasse mate? (I notice your signature block no longer has you after one).

If so, I'd be very keen to hear your impressions - esp. as compared to the T2
Forum: Other RF 12-14-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 9,369
Posted By stillshunter
This image deserves to be revisited. Superb,...

This image deserves to be revisited. Superb, simply superb!
Forum: Other RF 12-14-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 9,369
Posted By stillshunter
A new one for...

A new one for me…
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3788/11372836465_19eaaeb2ec_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11372836465/)
portrait of 903...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-31-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,523
Posted By stillshunter
I've not timed them officially, but when testing...

I've not timed them officially, but when testing the RX100ii and the GR side-by-side a few weeks ago, the Sony was much, much snappier in low-light. Focus assist helps, but not appreciably.

But if...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-31-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,042
Posted By stillshunter
Sorry to keep the field narrow but another vote...

Sorry to keep the field narrow but another vote here for the mju-ii (aka Stylus Epic). I have owned three in my time. Unlike many far more expensive and/or popular and/or capable cameras that have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-30-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 19,620
Posted By stillshunter
Haven't had to resort to buying from the US yet -...

Haven't had to resort to buying from the US yet - as I have a few contacts through eBay and the like, who I buy from directly. It work's out worth it as I usually buy bulk - a few 30ms at a time. But...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-14-2013
Replies: 2,531
Views: 624,528
Posted By stillshunter
As is pretty clear from browsing this thread, the...

As is pretty clear from browsing this thread, the X100 is a great little walking partner.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7301/9279666269_a946afcbf9_b.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-13-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 6,959
Posted By stillshunter
I was going to say something about so or so...

I was going to say something about so or so camera I sold too quickly, or one I didn't buy quick enough etc., but these pale in comparison. Archiver's call below has hit a raw nerve. You are dead...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-13-2013
Replies: 314
Views: 79,919
Posted By stillshunter
Well I've now had one month in the company of a...

Well I've now had one month in the company of a Bare Bones Bag (BBB) and in short my eyes are now open!

A top guy gifted me a BBB 'Traveler'.
FYI:
Traveler: H 22 cm x W 29 cm x D 14 cm
Original...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-10-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,994
Posted By stillshunter
Unhappy Wow lesson learned about sharing a little...

Wow lesson learned about sharing a little something of the joy you derive from your gear. What the ???? Just over the page...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-10-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,994
Posted By stillshunter
Absolutely love this!!!!

...and if I didn't already own an X100s of my own, I'd buy the camera just so I could achieve this goodness.

"Awesomeness" - Well said of a camera that well deserves it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 4,602
Posted By stillshunter
+1 Again agreed, but then how about those...

+1


Again agreed, but then how about those shooting TLRs with WLFs? Some argue that a mirrorless with tilting screen is of the same design and intent. Not agreeing with them, but voicing a response...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-10-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 5,559
Posted By stillshunter
Only recently happened on a bottle of original...

Only recently happened on a bottle of original Rodinal. My jaw has dropped witnessing the outputs of the two rolls of Foma 100 I've put through it so far. I thought I loved Xtol - and I do with TMY2...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,671
Posted By stillshunter
Agreed. Last time I spoke with Brian Sweeney he...

Agreed. Last time I spoke with Brian Sweeney he was emphatic - this QL version is not only different from the GIII, but far superior.

Great find and nice to hear you're investing in its...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 4,602
Posted By stillshunter
+1 for the rant here too. A decent VF is a...

+1 for the rant here too. A decent VF is a prerequisite to any camera purchase - hence why I am thoroughly enjoying my X100s - which has both a superb EVF and OVF...and manual focus....but I digress...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-24-2013
Replies: 314
Views: 79,919
Posted By stillshunter
Really enjoyed this thread. I'm now convinced I...

Really enjoyed this thread. I'm now convinced I want me one of the older small original or stealth BBB. See my Wanted Ad here...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-27-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,760
Posted By stillshunter
Ironic you should mention this. I've fallen for...

Ironic you should mention this. I've fallen for the 40mm perspective after many months of using the CV 40/2 on my Nikon FM2n....which will more than likely be replaced by this proposed RF 40mm setup....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-27-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,760
Posted By stillshunter
Guys, thank you! Makes sense - hmmm... could...

Guys, thank you!
Makes sense - hmmm... could trade in my all-electronic T3 for a CLE+40 combo. ;)

I thought no technician would touch a CLE nowadays.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-27-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,760
Posted By stillshunter
All things being equal the CLE would be my camera...

All things being equal the CLE would be my camera of choice. Love the size. I remember falling in love with one I held about 10 years ago. I did not want to let it go..ever. Just didn't have the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-27-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,760
Posted By stillshunter
Recommended RF body for 40mm

Preamble:
1. Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere - my search skills yielded little (lots on CV40 vs Summicron vs Rokkor 40mms but not much on the bodies to best clip them to).
2. Sorry if...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2013
Replies: 347
Views: 119,065
Posted By stillshunter
Hmmm....so confused but know exactly what I want

My bottle of original Agfa Rodinal arrived yesterday and I have a roll of TMX ready to drop into it. So, in pursuit of diligence, I visited this thread to solidify the technique. Gotta say after...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-20-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 13,216
Posted By stillshunter
Oops, so the T2 has a similar lack of info to the...

Oops, so the T2 has a similar lack of info to the Klasse then?.....must have mixed this up with the T3 maybe.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-20-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 13,216
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks for the reply Oliver. I must say I...

Thanks for the reply Oliver.

I must say I didn't much appreciate the Klasse exp. comp dial position and prefer it on top like the GR1.

So is your preference for the Klasse for both image quality...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-20-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 13,216
Posted By stillshunter
Really sorry to hear about your experience. Any...

Really sorry to hear about your experience. Any compensation?

I'd agree except that the mechanicals are all a little too large to have on hand always. There is something compelling about the size of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-19-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 13,216
Posted By stillshunter
Contax T2 or Fuji Klasse S (again) - please help

After a compact camera - again. I won't share too much of my sordid history, suffice it to say I've tried a few including Leica Minilux (currently selling), Ricoh GR1s, Olympus mjuii (still got and...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 08-22-2012
Replies: 160
Views: 36,438
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks all. That's it, I'm getting me an X2!

Thanks all. That's it, I'm getting me an X2!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-14-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,506
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks Roger.

Thanks Roger.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-13-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,506
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks guys. Oh I have little doubt about the...

Thanks guys. Oh I have little doubt about the lens's capabilities but was curious if the shared focal length, aperture and name meant that the lenses shared the same formula. A mere curiousity is...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-13-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,506
Posted By stillshunter
X2: all Summarits create equal?

Almost sold on the Leica X2, mainly for its simplicity but also for the sensor and lens combination. I did a little digging around on the Leica this lens. It seems to have been a pretty successful,...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 08-12-2012
Replies: 488
Views: 49,262
Posted By stillshunter
Been umming and arring for some time - and might...

Been umming and arring for some time - and might be teetering for a good time still, but Godfrey, you have expressed precisely what it is that I'm looking for in a camera right now. For me it's about...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 08-11-2012
Replies: 488
Views: 49,262
Posted By stillshunter
Ah a man's camera then? ;) As always nice shots...

Ah a man's camera then? ;)

As always nice shots Godfrey. Can I ask which framing option you ordinarily prefer:
1. OVF
2. EVF
3. staring at that cute Leica backside? :D
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 08-10-2012
Replies: 488
Views: 49,262
Posted By stillshunter
John & Godfrey, thanks for your honest opinions....

John & Godfrey, thanks for your honest opinions. I'm sitting at about 85% in favour of the X2 - just a couple of niggles left - but I will work through these over the coming days. Actually some sales...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By stillshunter
Can't see these listed on your signature block...

Can't see these listed on your signature block yet, so you can't be THAT happy ;)

Congrats, sweet snag indeed!!!
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 08-10-2012
Replies: 488
Views: 49,262
Posted By stillshunter
Will do Dave. Will do!

Will do Dave. Will do!
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 08-10-2012
Replies: 488
Views: 49,262
Posted By stillshunter
Keeping within the theme of this post - talking...

Keeping within the theme of this post - talking X2 ownership without comparison.

This thread almost has me sold on this camera. Honestly I'm THIS close. But I did notice a used model listed on...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-04-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 8,751
Posted By stillshunter
X100s are going cheap used right now. Does anyone...

X100s are going cheap used right now. Does anyone know if Fuji are honouring aperture fix for used units? My old X100 was used and the rumour then was that only first buyers were covered. A used X100...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-01-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 11,870
Posted By stillshunter
Some top answers here. Having recently come out...

Some top answers here.

Having recently come out the other end of a very similar "Dark Night of the Soul" myself, I'd say the right answer for you resides within a preliminary and more fundamental...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-31-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,070
Posted By stillshunter
You have a brother in arms here Peter. I only...

You have a brother in arms here Peter. I only ever shoot what I see.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2012
Replies: 193
Views: 22,850
Posted By stillshunter
Hear, hear! Well said!!! Him and that...

Hear, hear! Well said!!!

Him and that self-promoter "Mr 85mm" who accosts us all, like Hari Krishna on the corner, with rubbish free 'teach you street' e-books. :bang:
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By stillshunter
Seal kit for my Auto S3 arrived earlier this...

Seal kit for my Auto S3 arrived earlier this week. You can catch Jon on either:
[email protected], or
[email protected]
He says either is good...
...top bloke BTW!!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,612
Posted By stillshunter
Interesting..... ....you've just taught an old...

Interesting.....

....you've just taught an old dog a new trick.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 07-08-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,813
Posted By stillshunter
Bummer news. I have my fingers crossed for you...

Bummer news. I have my fingers crossed for you mate - even if they are of little use from my vantage point here in Oz!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,032
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks David. I might see what I can fashion from...

Thanks David. I might see what I can fashion from this file - appreciate the measurements too. Champion!!

No I do not have the instructions....the M2 arrived alone - well of course it had the usual...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,032
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks Doug. Encouraging news as I supposed I...

Thanks Doug. Encouraging news as I supposed I would need a whole new film guide plate. Excellent!!! I'll widen my search. Still keen on anyone's steering me down the right road to source this sticker.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-08-2012
Replies: 411
Views: 115,744
Posted By stillshunter
I was undecided on the right 35mm for my M2. I...

I was undecided on the right 35mm for my M2. I started with the CV 35/2.5, but we didn't gel. Oh man am I happy I changed my mind. I love the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 4,178
Posted By stillshunter
Imagine if you left the M3 at home?

Imagine if you left the M3 at home?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,032
Posted By stillshunter
M2 quick load diagram plate

Apologies if I started this in the wrong forum - wavered between here and the "Camera repair and care" and even the "Classifieds - Wanted to buy". Mods please feel free to relocate.

I bought my M2...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,642
Posted By stillshunter
...do you want a modern or classic rendering from...

...do you want a modern or classic rendering from your lens?
I know a few new lenses that can do the latter but not many oldies that can do the former....and that's a good thing.

Again it will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,642
Posted By stillshunter
I know you know...but just in case you fall in...

I know you know...but just in case you fall in love with a Barnack down the track.

LTM- mount lenses can be used on both M- and LTM- mount bodies; the latter with adapter.
M- mount lenses can be...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-30-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,337
Posted By stillshunter
Probably better to invest in pants with more...

Probably better to invest in pants with more accommodating pockets...as the best there is for the mu43 is the PL25/1.4, bar none. ;)

Failing that, and noting the wifery requirements, then you can't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By stillshunter
My advice would be to check out brand-specific...

My advice would be to check out brand-specific forums. For instance, if you're selling Pentax do a search on expired (and current) listings on PF.com.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-17-2012
Replies: 176
Views: 16,548
Posted By stillshunter
Fuji Klasse. I went the S (the 38mm is very...

Fuji Klasse.
I went the S (the 38mm is very comfortable) - just sold it and it arrived in Canada last week. If I didn't go the Leica M, I would have married it with the wider a W (28mm).

You can...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-16-2012
Replies: 144
Views: 10,474
Posted By stillshunter
Ooops thanks LL!

Ooops thanks LL!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-16-2012
Replies: 144
Views: 10,474
Posted By stillshunter
Chris N brought this to my attention - I think it...

Chris N brought this to my attention - I think it was because I mentioned that I just finished rolling off half my bulk TMY yesterday. Great excuse to make more room in the fridge I reckon...well I'd...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 06-16-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,735
Posted By stillshunter
As they say: "Horses for courses", "Different...

As they say:
"Horses for courses",
"Different strokes for different folks",
"Your mileage may vary"...etc.

Love the X10 for what it is.
NB: I've cycled through too many digicams (but don't take my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 15,472
Posted By stillshunter
....yes but let's not forget that Mr Majoli is...

....yes but let's not forget that Mr Majoli is the exact same photographer that blew us all away 10 years or so ago with field images from digicams...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 7,613
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks all. I'm a little embarrassed that I've...

Thanks all. I'm a little embarrassed that I've been toting it around for a few months and only just realised :o In my defence it is my first M.....


So you saying that I'd have a better time with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,375
Posted By stillshunter
Home-grown 'minty'...

Home-grown 'minty' (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php/product/34650/title/leica-m6-classic-and-35-mm-summicrom-v4/cat/3) alert!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-10-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,574
Posted By stillshunter
OK you've stumbled on the one digital camera to...

OK you've stumbled on the one digital camera to which I'd make a serious exception...the M-Monochrom ;) Might serve you well too?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-10-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,410
Posted By stillshunter
As I write this I'm rewinding a roll of TMY in...

As I write this I'm rewinding a roll of TMY in the M2. Spent most of today with it and the 35 C-Biogon welded up front - Planar 50/2 languished in the bag...no reason specifically just enjoying the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-10-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,411
Posted By stillshunter
A good photographer studies the work of great...

A good photographer studies the work of great photographers.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-10-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,574
Posted By stillshunter
Who or what is the dear M2 deferring to Keith?

Who or what is the dear M2 deferring to Keith?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-10-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,574
Posted By stillshunter
I did the exact reverse. Cycled through more...

I did the exact reverse. Cycled through more digicams than I care to admit - fixed lens, CSC, etc. I could never settle. Now that I have the M2 and the X10 on the side I'm feeling a little more...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-10-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,460
Posted By stillshunter
Great discussion and a riveting read. There's...

Great discussion and a riveting read.

There's no denying that the sheer amount of available images has risen exponentially. Following one thesis of this thread, if this substitutes for the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 7,613
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks Rob. Mate she's my one and only so I...

Thanks Rob.

Mate she's my one and only so I have nothing to compare her to. Though just found this from our own Mr Gandy (http://www.cameraquest.com/mguide.htm):
"Some dedicated Leica nuts are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 7,613
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks guys! Sounds like a bonus so far (well it...

Thanks guys! Sounds like a bonus so far (well it wasn't in the ad or the fine print)....

...I think so anyways. Having more framelines - esp. 28mm lines (an old fave) has got to be good. Or is it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 7,613
Posted By stillshunter
Leica M2 viewfinder - or is it?

Hi folks,

I've attempted to find answers using various searches and come up short. I've purchased a used M2 and I'm not sure it has the original M2 rangefinder on-board.

My suspicions started...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-04-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,457
Posted By stillshunter
Agreed 100%. Far nicer rendition and...

Agreed 100%.

Far nicer rendition and micro-contrast from the PL25 than my old x100 - you'll not be disappointed...even with the GF1, it represents a great package.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-01-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 9,154
Posted By stillshunter
Have both the 1" Domke Gripper and the A+A...

Have both the 1" Domke Gripper and the A+A adjustable cloth. The A+A is by far the most versatile and comfortable. So soft, you can also wrap it around your wrist if you tire of it around your neck....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,474
Posted By stillshunter
Agree with Brian, but I think you may need to...

Agree with Brian, but I think you may need to forego the aftermarket 3 compartment insert, leaving you to decide if the canvas alone (or the included single insert) is protection enough for all your...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,624
Posted By stillshunter
It certainly played it's part in moving me...

It certainly played it's part in moving me towards film - here's the original blog entry (http://alecsothblog.wordpress.com/2006/11/26/toy-fatigue/) if you're interested. Appreciate your...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,624
Posted By stillshunter
Thank you all. Much food for thought. I've got a...

Thank you all. Much food for thought. I've got a few rolls of TX400 in the fridge ready to shoot and I will try this in the coming weeks. I have shot one roll with it but to be fair it was with the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-21-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,624
Posted By stillshunter
Fudging the film, development or scanning?

Relatively new to development and film generally and so would really appreciate your advice.

I'm currently shooting TMY (TMax 400) and love the richness and depth of the midtones. However one thing...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-05-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,274
Posted By stillshunter
Thanks Rover. In that post they mention the Canon...

Thanks Rover. In that post they mention the Canon Museum and in their entries for the 50mm f1.4 they have a version I (http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/lens/s/data/50-85/s_50_14v1.html) and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-05-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,274
Posted By stillshunter
Sorry Peter I fat-fingered the title. I was...

Sorry Peter I fat-fingered the title. I was referring to the f1.4 Canon 50. :o
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-05-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,274
Posted By stillshunter
Canon 50mm f1.4 - what to look for?

I'm almost convinced by this lens as my fast fifty - and am narrowing down my choices on the market.

I have read favourable reviews on this forum, making it sound a good budget option. However...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-27-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By stillshunter
The feel and function is identical so you can't...

The feel and function is identical so you can't go wrong either way IMHO. So down purely to personal preference - and mine happens to be 38mm. This was from my experience with mu43 where I shot over...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-27-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,108
Posted By stillshunter
Similar path here. Though my journey will see me...

Similar path here. Though my journey will see me downsize the digital (mu43/PL lenses kit to compact - probably Fuji X10) proceeds to upgrade to Leica M6 (or M2 with CV VCII meter) and whatever...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-27-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By stillshunter
Touch of Klasse

Only recently gave into my curiosity with film. It all started with the taster that Brian Sweeney sent - the Canonet QL17L. I since sourced some film and had it developed by a great guy at work. The...
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