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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
This change doesnít make an ounce of difference...

This change doesnít make an ounce of difference to people downloading stuff for free. Itís still up to the account holder to choose what size to upload and what size to allow for downloads (if any).
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Really odd separation?

Really odd separation?
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Wonderful photos! Where is home for you?

Wonderful photos! Where is home for you?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 790
Views: 116,492
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Iíve almost finished my visit to Hanoi (and...

Iíve almost finished my visit to Hanoi (and surrounding area) and will be developing about 20 rolls when I get home. Is it ok if I share work from my SWC/M and MX? Unfortunately my M2 is away getting...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,217
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The camera I’ve owned the longest is a Spotmatic...

The camera I’ve owned the longest is a Spotmatic F. It was bought new by my parents, and I ‘inherited’ it (ie. put my first roll through it) around 2004. I don’t use it much, perhaps a roll a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 477
Views: 23,610
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thatís true, and I probably would. Itís not a...

Thatís true, and I probably would.

Itís not a deal breaker obviously, but if the point of the thread is direct market feedback, thatís my feedback :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 477
Views: 23,610
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Take it as you will, but I’m really not a fan of...

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

Personally I’d much prefer plain red. Simple,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 382
Views: 21,010
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Did you mean to post this in a different thread?...

Did you mean to post this in a different thread? Whoís Barry?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,531
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I donít know if youíre out of touch or just...

I donít know if youíre out of touch or just trolling, but in my hometown a roll of Portra400, shot and developed, will set you back about $25aud. If film is your primary medium, thatís going to rack...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,531
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I wonder how small the run would be though...

I wonder how small the run would be though (compared to its original release)? I feel like Cosina discontinued the Bessa models immediately prior to the upsurge in the film market, and if they...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,028
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thatís very true. My M2 and MX are a similar size...

Thatís very true. My M2 and MX are a similar size but the M2 feels much, much heavier.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,703
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yep, an Autocord was my first foray into medium...

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

I bought...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 851
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
There's considerable difference in prices in Aus...

There's considerable difference in prices in Aus depending where you shop. The best (legitimate) Australian online stores have prices a little higher but comparable to the US. But if you walk into a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 851
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
It isn't? Currently in Aus Delta400 is $7.45usd...

It isn't?

Currently in Aus Delta400 is $7.45usd and Tmax400 $6.45usd (depending where you shop)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 851
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thank you for the insight.

Thank you for the insight.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,628
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The road into the Highlands | Iceland Ricoh...

The road into the Highlands | Iceland

Ricoh GRII

https://live.staticflickr.com/4255/35461035950_2f02eba8f1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/W2z5xy)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 4,270
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A few years later and it's still an absolute...

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

M2 and Voigtlander 28/f2

https://live.staticflickr.com/863/41130226514_943c637da2_c.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 851
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yep in Aus Delta is consistently a couple of...

Yep in Aus Delta is consistently a couple of dollars more than Tmax. I’ve never really understood why...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,716
Views: 797,331
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
My Mum's old Spotmatic F, purchased new in Panama...

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

MX, S-M-C 20/f4.5 and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 128
Views: 6,035
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Two from home MX, SMC 85/f1.8 and Fuji...

Two from home

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/4897/31462518507_ef67a939c7_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Shoobridge Track | kunanyi / Mt Wellington SWC/M...

Shoobridge Track | kunanyi / Mt Wellington

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48752969167_6768551e45_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hh8HcV)
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,438
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
GAS means I have way too much gear... But when I...

GAS means I have way too much gear... But when I actually go shooting, I tend to take a minimalist approach. Ie. if I'm travelling I will usually carry one body, and one or two primes (usually a 28mm...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,751
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kuala Lumpur M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and...

Kuala Lumpur

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/1751/41759238975_ae65571f51_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26C81ST)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,773
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
What is involved with the conversion?

What is involved with the conversion?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,773
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I have copies of all the early Pentax 50/f1.4's...

I have copies of all the early Pentax 50/f1.4's (Super Tak 8 element, Super Tak 7 element (thorium), S-M-C Tak, SMC Tak, SMC Pentax and Pentax-M) and I really can't pick any difference, besides...
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,987
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A lot of interesting stuff going on here, but I’m...

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

Any body with a side-hinged articulated screen is ‘hidden’ when folded away (which is how my Pen F lives...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,773
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The M35/f2 seems to come up for sale...

The M35/f2 seems to come up for sale semi-regularly on PentaxForums.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,773
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
There were quite a few different optical versions...

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

- Super Takumar 35/f2 (early) - 8/7 - Unique
- Super Takumar/S-M-C Takumar 35/f2 (late) - 8/7 - Similar to below.
- SMC Pentax...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The eastern flanks of kunanyi / Mt...

The eastern flanks of kunanyi / Mt Wellington

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48752969302_1008b15357_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hh8Hff)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,552
Views: 197,791
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Nikon F, Nikkor-S 50/f1.4 and...

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48674133038_b2eb029a0e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2haaDYj)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 382
Views: 21,010
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Little Norfolk Bay Pentax SV, Super Takumar...

Little Norfolk Bay

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48112411072_747b2eb94f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2giwFAQ)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,884
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
35RD and F.Zuiko...

35RD and F.Zuiko 40/f1.7

Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48024177461_4b6c8c747b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gaJsPF)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Shoobridge Track | kunanyi / Mt Wellington SWC/M...

Shoobridge Track | kunanyi / Mt Wellington

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48752969167_6768551e45_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hh8HcV)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks for that Chris

Thanks for that Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Do you know what the issue was? On mine every...

Do you know what the issue was?

On mine every speed sounds the same, from B - 1/1000...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
OM1n shutter issue

Gíday everyone.

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

Everything appears to be in order except - the shutter fires cleanly but doesnít...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Surveyors Hut | Tasman National Park SWC/M and...

Surveyors Hut | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Ektar100

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48729467461_bf2738a6eb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hf4fY6)
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,167
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
FWIW I think this is an American thing. Down...

FWIW I think this is an American thing.

Down here in Aus there has never been a culture (and retailers generally don't accept) 'change-of-mind' returns. I used to work for an outdoor retailer and we...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,431
Views: 196,039
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Silver Peppermint (Eucalyptus tenuiramis) |...

Silver Peppermint (Eucalyptus tenuiramis) | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Ektar100

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48729642062_d6d3befc8d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hf59Ss)
Forum: Lomography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,187
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yeah I was going to suggest the K1000...

Yeah I was going to suggest the K1000 too.

Depending on how you define a 'model', the Hasselblad SWC would be up there. No significant change to the lens from 1954 to 2001, and no significant change...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I think you might be right. I'll try another roll...

I think you might be right. I'll try another roll and see how it goes.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I got 12 frames, and the burnt section was the...

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

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



I don't think it was the dark slide. First, it was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Shadow and rainbow | Tasman National Park SWC/M...

Shadow and rainbow | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Ektar100

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48729642322_1d0af24764_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hf59WW)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A12 back - light leak or user error

G'day everyone,

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

User error my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Huh, I've never heard of such a thing...

Huh, I've never heard of such a thing...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-12-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 3,873
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That's a long way from my experience. The only...

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



That's probably true. I follow a lot of photography groups on Facebook and post a lot...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
What is this???

G'day everyone!

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

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

And...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 1,552
Views: 197,791
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and...

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Reala100

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48664407791_9926604ed7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h9iNZD)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lake Macquarie | NSW Olympus 35RD (F.Zuiko...

Lake Macquarie | NSW

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48024177796_2938cbc6b3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gaJsVs)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Du Cane Hut | Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National...

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

M2, 90mm Tele Elmarit and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/727/21861173591_295d1c9fb6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ziNeh4)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2019
Replies: 966
Views: 151,731
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Red Dirt Bluff | Tasman National Park Nikon F,...

Red Dirt Bluff | Tasman National Park

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48674131828_368286fa53_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2haaDBs)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Burning holes in your shutter - 2 questions

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

- Would leaving your lens at it's MFD...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-08-2019
Replies: 397
Views: 44,963
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kingsford Smith Airport | Sydney Leica III, 5cm...

Kingsford Smith Airport | Sydney

Leica III, 5cm Elmar and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/3835/33196491440_d5d92c7746_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SzsGmG)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-08-2019
Replies: 696
Views: 87,350
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Reynisfjara | Iceland SWC/M and...

Reynisfjara | Iceland

SWC/M and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/7871/47140785491_8798f78d89_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ePERaD)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I have no useful suggestions, but I agree that...

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

Well, nice to get that...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,552
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I'd also recommend the Summaron 35/f3.5. It's a...

I'd also recommend the Summaron 35/f3.5. It's a wonderful lens, particularly on B&W film, and one of the most affordable 35mm Leitz options. The f2.8 version is also fantastic, but significantly more...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-07-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Old snow poles | Ben Lomond National Park M2,...

Old snow poles | Ben Lomond National Park

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7408/27685692432_99e7cdb9ec_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JbupNG)
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-07-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,012
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lone moto | Kuala Lumpur M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5...

Lone moto | Kuala Lumpur

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Tmax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7739/17998349479_6f6efb0842_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tqsffk)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-07-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,751
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Taroona M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and...

Taroona

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7361/27507807880_0d38a24df0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HULGVE)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-07-2019
Replies: 326
Views: 34,095
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Awaiting the groom | Kuala Lumpur M2,...

Awaiting the groom | Kuala Lumpur

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Tmax100

https://live.staticflickr.com/4190/34140065852_f09f116a18_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/U1QLa3)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-06-2019
Replies: 477
Views: 23,610
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That looks very good for a prototype! And the...

That looks very good for a prototype! And the naked brass actually looks pretty classy (in a steam punk kind of way)...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-06-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,012
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Late night durian seller | Kuala Lumpur Pentax...

Late night durian seller | Kuala Lumpur

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/322/32231409792_e0db6474a9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/R7bpcW)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-06-2019
Replies: 122
Views: 9,110
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Out for a paddle | Sandy Bay M2, 5cm Summicron...

Out for a paddle | Sandy Bay

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203290711_0b57a50022_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2grysXa)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Resolution Point | Tasman National Park SWC/M...

Resolution Point | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335544732_764d5aa594_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDfisU)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-05-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 23,028
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Ah ok. If you have the time could you do some...

Ah ok. If you have the time could you do some tests without the filter?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-05-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 23,028
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Is that flare typical? Very odd looking...

Is that flare typical? Very odd looking...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I like it! Obviously not perfect, but nicely...

I like it! Obviously not perfect, but nicely designed and looks super handy :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 8,235
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Derwent Sailing Squadron Nikon F, Nikkor-S Auto...

Derwent Sailing Squadron

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48674473706_7c9e6a8d5e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hacpeU)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2019
Replies: 533
Views: 47,927
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
kunanyi / Mount Wellington Nikon F, Nikkor-S...

kunanyi / Mount Wellington

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48674644837_dc353fdf10_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hadh7r)
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,151
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
By that logic, if you comment positively on one...

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

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

Of course...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,151
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That's my observation. There doesn't seem to be a...

That's my observation. There doesn't seem to be a lot of direct engagement as it is on the RFF image threads, with most people just posting an image of their own rather than responding to other's...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks! They're definitely tricky to spot. It's...

Thanks! They're definitely tricky to spot. It's not clear from the photos but the spider orchids above are only about 30mm high...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
This one? :) It's one of my favourite species...

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

Quite a few of the Australian species are found across...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,151
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Neither do I, but in the context of Mike and...

Neither do I, but in the context of Mike and Charles' comments, it demonstrates that the 'like' feature is not being used as a substitute for engagement.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The first of the season's Spider Orchids. C....

The first of the season's Spider Orchids.

C. caudata is endemic to Tasmania and listed as 'vulnerable'. It is a species that was probably common once, but its favoured habitat (native grassland and...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,151
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I strongly disagree. I find that there is much...

I strongly disagree. I find that there is much more engagement (in comments) on the Pentax Forums image threads than there is here, and they have had the 'likes' feature for years.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2019
Replies: 409
Views: 31,274
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Hobart Nikon F, Nikkor-S 50/f1.4 and...

Hobart

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

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2019
Replies: 326
Views: 34,095
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Amazing story Bob, thank you

Amazing story Bob, thank you
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2019
Replies: 1,552
Views: 197,791
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dusty as a speed blur M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5...

Dusty as a speed blur

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Reala100

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48664563432_9a82d3f319_c.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2019
Replies: 326
Views: 34,095
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Portrait of a Cow M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and...

Portrait of a Cow

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and Reala100

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48664408971_90cd31a4dd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h9iPkZ)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-31-2019
Replies: 216
Views: 25,657
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Mis-post sorry

Mis-post sorry
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-30-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 23,028
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks very much for that.

Thanks very much for that.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-30-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,012
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks, I was super chuffed when old mate walked...

Thanks, I was super chuffed when old mate walked past :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,751
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Campfire kitchen | Barmah National Park 35RD...

Campfire kitchen | Barmah National Park

35RD (40mm F.Zuiko) and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/822/40124321004_2b9ab561d6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/248DCJ1)
Forum: Travel 08-29-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,079
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kids on the beach | Kuala Selangor 500CM, 80mm...

Kids on the beach | Kuala Selangor

500CM, 80mm Planar and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/4910/44941528725_3cd024e28d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2btk5Kx)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,751
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
35RD and...

35RD and HP5+


https://live.staticflickr.com/4876/45819587052_72e7701138_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cNVmUd)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I shoot and like both Portra400 and P400H....

I shoot and like both Portra400 and P400H. There's slight differences in the colour palette but overall they're quite similar. At the end of the day I suspect you will probably see more difference...
Forum: Travel 08-27-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 1,865
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Probably a silly question, but what is a...

Probably a silly question, but what is a Barebones?
Forum: Travel 08-27-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 1,865
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Sounds like fun, I'll be watching with...

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



The dream! The more I travel the more I go in this direction. It's amazing how much you don't need.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-27-2019
Replies: 828
Views: 92,495
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Swim 35RD and...

Swim

35RD and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48024205983_2561c50c23_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gaJBir)
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-27-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 3,015
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Fantastic example of how a half-frame can be used...

Fantastic example of how a half-frame can be used creatively!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,956
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I feel like boxing (particularly if you can get...

I feel like boxing (particularly if you can get close) is one sport where an RF could shine, particularly with a wide-angle.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,956
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
With all respect, the only thing those examples...

With all respect, the only thing those examples demonstrate to me is that you really shouldn't cover a basketball game with an Argus. Unless by 'get the shot', you mean 'get a visible image'...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-26-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 23,028
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Is anyone using the 35/f2 Ultron with the LH-12...

Is anyone using the 35/f2 Ultron with the LH-12 hood? How much does it intrude into the viewfinder?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2019
Replies: 1,552
Views: 197,791
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Happy National Dogs Day! In Australia anyway...

Happy National Dogs Day! In Australia anyway :)

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and Portra400

Dusty the rescue Am Staff X

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-25-2019
Replies: 149
Views: 13,273
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That was what struck me about the scene!

That was what struck me about the scene!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-25-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yep, low cloud/sea fog coming in off the ocean

Yep, low cloud/sea fog coming in off the ocean
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-25-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Reynisfjara | Iceland SWC/M and...

Reynisfjara | Iceland

SWC/M and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/7854/47088525752_cdfa22cdb5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eK41aE)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,981
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
With respect Ko.Fe., you clearly have a...

With respect Ko.Fe., you clearly have a preference for a certain type of photography - stories about people interacting from what I gather - but not everyone needs to share that preference. Likewise,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-24-2019
Replies: 149
Views: 13,273
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, 50mm Summilux v2 and...

M2, 50mm Summilux v2 and TMax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7323/27837267316_db2deb7d6b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JpTgJL)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-24-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Klian Intan | Malaysia M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5...

Klian Intan | Malaysia

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/314/18185215209_8e94f49a23_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tGXYVg)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-24-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,116
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Sydney M2, 50mm Summilux v2 and...

Sydney

M2, 50mm Summilux v2 and TMax400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7480/27795711241_812b6e720d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JmdhyH)
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-24-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,012
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Ladies | The Rocks M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and...

Ladies | The Rocks

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/256/19425550044_f8205d37a4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vAz2fC)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-24-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
This one was quite exciting as it was the first...

This one was quite exciting as it was the first time that the species has been identified in southern Tasmania, a range extension of around 350km.

The species is highly responsive to disturbance and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-24-2019
Replies: 283
Views: 38,553
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I never intended to collect 50's, they just seem...

I never intended to collect 50's, they just seem to accumulate... Trouble is that between the Takumars, K series and M series, there's a lot of interesting variations ;)

The 50/f1.7 was the first...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-24-2019
Replies: 283
Views: 38,553
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax...

Pentax 50's

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47939901727_1819e38925_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g3hwzM)

Mounted:
- SV - Super Takumar 50/f1.4 (8 element)
- SP-F - SMC Takumar 50/f1.4
- LX - SMC...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-24-2019
Replies: 382
Views: 21,010
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Little Norfolk Bay, Tasmania SV, Super Takumar...

Little Norfolk Bay, Tasmania

SV, Super Takumar 55/f1.8 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48112411007_ccd38ce015_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2giwFzH)
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A fair bit. I often frame a 28mm using the full...

A fair bit.

I often frame a 28mm using the full 0.72 finder on my M2, and it neatly takes up the whole viewfinder. So more or less everything from 21mm - 28mm will be missing (which is quite a bit)....
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-23-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Ah I getcha, that makes sense!

Ah I getcha, that makes sense!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-23-2019
Replies: 122
Views: 9,110
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Do you have any before/after photos of the lens...

Do you have any before/after photos of the lens itself, and any similarly glarey shots taken after you had it cleaned up?

Mine was also cleaned professionally by the previous owner (I can't remember...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-23-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Forum bug - threads with no new posts

Hi all,

For the last few days I keep coming across threads that are near the top of the 'Active Threads' list, but when opened they don't have any new posts.

Eg. This thread:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,358
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I use a few meterless bodies (Leica M2, Pentax...

I use a few meterless bodies (Leica M2, Pentax SV, Nikon F with a dead Photomic and a Olympus 35RD also with a dead meter).

Usually I use a Sekonic external meter and occasionally an app. If the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-22-2019
Replies: 122
Views: 9,110
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Optimist Training pt.II | Sandy Bay Sailing...

Optimist Training pt.II | Sandy Bay Sailing Club

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203334482_4d5c24a073_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gryFXQ)
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 08-22-2019
Replies: 497
Views: 149,137
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Evening training run | Lower Sandy Bay M2, 5cm...

Evening training run | Lower Sandy Bay

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203290711_0b57a50022_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2grysXa)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-20-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,816
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Has anyone managed to shoot the 75/f1.5 on film?

Has anyone managed to shoot the 75/f1.5 on film?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2019
Replies: 2,716
Views: 797,331
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Pentax LX and MX with a some of Pentax's tastier...

Pentax LX and MX with a some of Pentax's tastier glass.

Interestingly, this whole kit (arguably two of Pentax's best SLR's and best manual lenses) cost less than my M2. 'Value' is an odd...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Long exposure experiments | Cape Hauy SWC/M and...

Long exposure experiments | Cape Hauy

SWC/M and Portra400 - 5min @ f8

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335397766_75a17eb158_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDexM1)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-18-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48556317642_c9...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48556317642_c97cf924bb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gYKPyo)
Thelymitra cyanea (Veined Sun Orchid) | Tasman National Park (EM5 and Super-Macro-Takumar...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-18-2019
Replies: 237
Views: 21,453
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Sydney M2, 50mm Summilux pre-ASPH and...

Sydney


M2, 50mm Summilux pre-ASPH and Tmax400


https://live.staticflickr.com/7181/27259787844_15a26f922c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HwRxd9)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-18-2019
Replies: 828
Views: 92,495
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Paris M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and...

Paris


M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and 400TX


https://live.staticflickr.com/2829/33635787206_228864e555_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TfhcFC)
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-18-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,012
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, 50mm Summilux pre-ASPH and...

M2, 50mm Summilux pre-ASPH and TMax400


https://live.staticflickr.com/7369/27259789504_73cd9cbef1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HwRxGL)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
These are two of the three Tasmanian members of...

These are two of the three Tasmanian members of the Pterostylis longifolia complex. Visually the only reliable way to tell the difference is the amount of dark colouring on the labellum, or 'tongue'....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I haven't spoken with Botanical Gardens, but I am...

I haven't spoken with Botanical Gardens, but I am in regular contact with a bunch of local botanists and keen amateurs. I actually work for Parks, and we're about to publish a field guide to native...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Lovely corner of the state :) Are you here for...

Lovely corner of the state :) Are you here for long enough to explore? Or just work...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Tasmanian native orchids

This will hopefully be a long-running thread documenting my (rather ambitious) project to find and photograph all of Tasmania's native orchid species*.

Tassie is home to about 200 individual species...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2019
Replies: 966
Views: 151,731
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Who are you talking to?

Who are you talking to?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2019
Replies: 966
Views: 151,731
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
North Esk River | Launceston Pentax LX, SMC-K...

North Esk River | Launceston

Pentax LX, SMC-K 24/f2.8 and FP4

https://live.staticflickr.com/4151/4971505518_3035506c44_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8zjgoo)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2019
Replies: 696
Views: 87,350
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Blackmans Bay Pentax LX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and...

Blackmans Bay

Pentax LX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7835/32960271948_cde8c9a89a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SdA1wQ)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2019
Replies: 452
Views: 174,079
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kings Bridge (1864) | Launceston Pentax LX,...

Kings Bridge (1864) | Launceston

Pentax LX, SMC-K 24/f2.8 and FP4. Aperture priority at f8. This was from a few years ago when I was experimenting with the LX's off-the-film...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-15-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,256
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
'Does Leica take advantage of their M...

'Does Leica take advantage of their M users...'



Well, of course... They're a commercial company. They'll charge what they think the market will tolerate/expect, and they'll charge in line with the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2019
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,969
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That's fantastic!

That's fantastic!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-12-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,661
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
For a long time I had one of the original EP1's,...

For a long time I had one of the original EP1's, with the much maligned Zuiko 17/f2.8.

It wasn't fancy, but it was definitely fun :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/5285/5332185967_77016fbb94_z.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2019
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,969
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That is the strangest lens shade I've ever seen....

That is the strangest lens shade I've ever seen. Do you have a photo of it opened?
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-12-2019
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,739,604
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dark Mofo Winter Festival | Hobart Pentax SV,...

Dark Mofo Winter Festival | Hobart

Pentax SV, Super Takumar 50/f1.4 8 element and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48135528553_3b86b9c307_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-11-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,741
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Fishing line for my SWC/M. It's not pretty, but...

Fishing line for my SWC/M. It's not pretty, but it works :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48360905646_eb17239fb2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gFuho3)
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,012
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
After dark in Malaysia is less so about smoke and...

After dark in Malaysia is less so about smoke and beers, and more so about food.

M2 and Voigtlander 28/f2

https://live.staticflickr.com/1736/41941160844_5881377dc4_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 915
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The same thing has happened in Sydney's Inner...

The same thing has happened in Sydney's Inner West over the last decade and a bit. Traditionally very working class with a lot of manufacturing, poor, big migrant communities.

Now you can't buy a 2...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-11-2019
Replies: 214
Views: 33,318
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That is stunning!

That is stunning!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-11-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,116
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dodge | Newtown, Sydney M2, 50mm Summilux v2 and...

Dodge | Newtown, Sydney

M2, 50mm Summilux v2 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7117/27259293544_3a707bd3c9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HwP1gJ)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-11-2019
Replies: 269
Views: 24,470
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Prince of Wales Bay M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and...

Prince of Wales Bay

M2, Voigtlander 35/f2.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7298/27507802770_26b90d79ed_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HULFpy)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-11-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Trident Bluff | Tasman National Park SWC/M and...

Trident Bluff | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335397206_459f0600b4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDexBm)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-10-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,035
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Monolithic | Sydney MX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and...

Monolithic | Sydney

MX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and Tmax100

https://live.staticflickr.com/4868/46835902971_7528321a78_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2emJfdt)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-09-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Two of the original Tasmanian skiing cabins | Ben...

Two of the original Tasmanian skiing cabins | Ben Lomond National Park

M2, Voigtlander 25/f2.5 and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/7590/27786069905_d0b68cc497_c.jpg...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-09-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,012
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Late night Turkish ice cream bar | Newtown,...

Late night Turkish ice cream bar | Newtown, Sydney

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and 400TX

https://live.staticflickr.com/7465/27751583226_b90211bfab_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Jhj7QS)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-09-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Between the continental plates | řingvellir,...

Between the continental plates | řingvellir, Iceland

SWC/M and HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/7880/32198856347_f69c319a8f_c.jpg...
Forum: Travel 08-09-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,079
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
That's a really wonderful (and sad) story, thanks...

That's a really wonderful (and sad) story, thanks for sharing!

...

Chinese New Years ceremony | USJ

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-09-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Larry, I thought I would follow up on this for...

Larry, I thought I would follow up on this for anyone who stumbles across this thread in future.

I've been doing a lot of digging, trying to figure out what's going on with my (still unsolved) M2...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 817
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Flags in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For those that...

Flags in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For those that don't know, the Malaysian flag is very similar to the US flag.

Pentax MX, SMC Pentax 50/f1.4 and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-08-2019
Replies: 966
Views: 151,731
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Glenlusk M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and...

Glenlusk

M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and 400TX

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48468417131_01b9392c92_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gQZiNk)
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Clickbaity article makes fuss about incredible...

Clickbaity article makes fuss about incredible solution without actually explaining or even discussing solution. But you'll never believe what happens next!

Well, it is Gizmodo...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-06-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Morning shadows | Tasman National Park SWC/M and...

Morning shadows | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335544532_312619c1bf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDfips)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-05-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Rangers hut and workshop, Tasman National...

Rangers hut and workshop, Tasman National Park


SWC/M and Portra400


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335543292_bd5cabfd67_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDfi35)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-05-2019
Replies: 214
Views: 33,318
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and...

M2, Voigtlander 50/f1.5 and 400TX



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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-05-2019
Replies: 828
Views: 92,495
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2, 90mm Tele Elmarit and...

M2, 90mm Tele Elmarit and 400TX


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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-04-2019
Replies: 477
Views: 23,610
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I wouldn't have thought so. As I understand it...

I wouldn't have thought so. As I understand it any patent on the original design would be well expired by now.


Not that I know much about the topic, so correct me it I'm wrong :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,035
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
MX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and...

MX, SMC-K 50/f1.2 and 400TX


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-04-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The path to Wughalee Falls | Tasman National...

The path to Wughalee Falls | Tasman National Park

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and Portra400

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Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 08-04-2019
Replies: 497
Views: 149,137
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Tall eucalyptus forest | Cape Pillar M2,...

Tall eucalyptus forest | Cape Pillar

M2, Voigtlander 28/f2 and Portra400

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-03-2019
Replies: 477
Views: 23,610
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Add me to the list. Super impressed with the...

Add me to the list. Super impressed with the samples so far!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,035
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Yeah itís certainly not an issue unique to the...

Yeah itís certainly not an issue unique to the MX...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
OK, so I have just received the M2 back from...

OK, so I have just received the M2 back from Camera Clinic (official Australian Leica repairer) and the leak is still there. This is now the third time the camera has been sent to try and fix this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-01-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,035
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Jan | Kingston Beach MX, Super Takumar 28/f3.5...

Jan | Kingston Beach

MX, Super Takumar 28/f3.5 and Tmax400

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-01-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,035
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I've had three and they've all been very...

I've had three and they've all been very reliable. At the end of the day it's a relatively simple mechanical SLR with a cloth focal plane shutter. Not a lot to go wrong...

I haven't had meter...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-01-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,075
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Potentially yes, if only because it seems to be...

Potentially yes, if only because it seems to be the only way you can buy a digital M that doesn't have that horrible red dot.


All hypothetical of course, given my bank account :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-30-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Camera Clinic (VIC) - official Leica...

Camera Clinic (VIC) - official Leica repairer.
European Camera Service (VIC) - haven't used him but comes highly recommended. Leica trained. I contacted him about working on my M2 and he had a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Forest Raven (Corvus tasmanicus) | Tasman...

Forest Raven (Corvus tasmanicus) | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Portra400

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
The 907x/CFV50cII is really the first MFD that...

The 907x/CFV50cII is really the first MFD that has seriously caught my eye (although it's well beyond my budget). Really interesting system camera.

How would theFoV of 21mm on 33x33 compare to 38mm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-28-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I really like this one in particular. Is that...

I really like this one in particular. Is that Iceland?



Munro Hut | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Portra400 - 60" @ f8

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Does anyone know how difficult it would be to...

Does anyone know how difficult it would be to return them to the original M2 plugs?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,102
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Likely: - Voigtlander 35mm Ultron (f2 or...

Likely:
- Voigtlander 35mm Ultron (f2 or f1.7)

Possible:
- Sony A7III or similar for use with manual lenses. I've been putting this one off for a while.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,268
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
It never made it to the moon, but it's worth...

It never made it to the moon, but it's worth mentioning that the 38mm Biogon did make it to space, with the SWC flying during both the Gemini and early Apollo programs.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 122
Views: 9,110
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Misty mornings | Tamar River Leica M2, 5cm...

Misty mornings | Tamar River

Leica M2, 5cm Summicron Collapsible and Portra400

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2019
Replies: 382
Views: 21,010
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Franklin, Tasmania Pentax SV, Super Takumar...

Franklin, Tasmania

Pentax SV, Super Takumar 28/f3.5 and Portra400

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2019
Replies: 1,552
Views: 197,791
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Dusty doing his best to be a serious...

Dusty doing his best to be a serious hound.

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

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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,540
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Looking at the optical diagrams for the two...

Looking at the optical diagrams for the two lenses, that seems like a bit of a stretch. They both have 8 elements and are a double-Gauss design, other than that there's a fair bit of difference.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,540
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Voigtlander 35mm Ultron f2 vs f1.7

G'day all,

I was wondering if anyone has had the opportunity to shoot the two 35mm Ultrons side-by-side on film? Other than the obvious size and ergonomic differences, how to they compare?

I've...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Path to nowhere | Cameron Highlands,...

Path to nowhere | Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Minolta Autocord (75mm Chiyoko Rokkor) and Portra400

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-26-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Whiteley's Hut | Mt Ironstone, Central Plateau...

Whiteley's Hut | Mt Ironstone, Central Plateau Conservation Area

Minolta Autocord (75mm Chiyoko Rokkor) and Portra400

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,297
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Fingers crossed but no issues yet. I've run maybe...

Fingers crossed but no issues yet. I've run maybe 4-5 rolls of Portra400 with the glossy back through my Hassy A12 backs (500CM and SWC/M) without any problems.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thank you :)

Thank you :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-25-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Show me a mountain/hiking cabin

Hi all, I would like to see some photos of mountain/hiking cabins and huts :)

To begin!

Peterson Memorial Hut | K Col, Mt Field National Park

Hasselblad SWC/M (38mm Biogon) and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Peterson Memorial Hut | K Col, Mt Field National...

Peterson Memorial Hut | K Col, Mt Field National Park

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335401576_777a92087e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDeyUG)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks thatís what I was thinking. Mine are...

Thanks thatís what I was thinking. Mine are definitely different to the M2 in the link.

So theyíre just standard PC plugs then? I donít actually want to use flash, I was just looking at getting some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-25-2019
Replies: 92
Views: 5,037
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Clouds and Forest Raven | Munro Bight, Tasman...

Clouds and Forest Raven | Munro Bight, Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335399916_552f28f235_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDeyq5)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
M2 flash sync plug ID

Hi all, can someone tell me what kind of flash sync sockets I have on my M2?

I don't think they are 'standard' for the M2, but beyond that I'm stumped.

Thanks, Nick
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,037
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I honestly don't think it will. Everyone knows...

I honestly don't think it will. Everyone knows that these things ('90's P&S's) are paper-weights waiting to happen, and yet a T3 is still edging towards $2k.

I suspect that every time one dies it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 790
Views: 116,492
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Whatever really, we just don't want to spend too...

Whatever really, we just don't want to spend too much time travelling to places rather than exploring places.

I've been looking at Sapa, looks beautiful.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,037
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I don’t think it’s all about that. For those of...

I don’t think it’s all about that.

For those of us from the digital generation (including me), we didn’t grow up with these cameras and don’t even know many of them exist. I think a big part of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-23-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,322
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Megapixels have far exceeded the point where I'm...

Megapixels have far exceeded the point where I'm interested in them from a technical point. I don't print big and I rarely crop, so it's just not something front of mind. I was pretty content with my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-23-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,256
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Kuala Lumpur 500cm, 80mm Planar and...

Kuala Lumpur


500cm, 80mm Planar and HP5+



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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-23-2019
Replies: 2,716
Views: 797,331
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
My first ever Nikon (after being fairly dedicated...

My first ever Nikon (after being fairly dedicated to Pentax for my SLR fix). Really just an experiment at the moment, to see how the legend feels in the hand :)

Nikon F, Photomic T and Nikkor-S...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,037
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
I can't speak for the M6/P/7 as I've never paid...

I can't speak for the M6/P/7 as I've never paid much attention to them, but is $1k for a clean M2/3/4 really a steep jump? And has it really happened in the last year?

I bought my M2 (very clean...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-23-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
A brief moment of SWC p0rn among the beautiful...

A brief moment of SWC p0rn among the beautiful photos here.

This is the 1980 SWC/M I do my work on. It's not pretty and was used professionally for three decades by it's previous owner, but it works...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks Peter, I missed that one in my Googling

Thanks Peter, I missed that one in my Googling
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-22-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Windswept Silver Peppermints (Eucalyptus...

Windswept Silver Peppermints (Eucalyptus tenuiramis) | Tasman National Park

SWC/M and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335396656_fa018404d8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDexrS)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-22-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,434
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thanks John. I've been lucky enough to spend a...

Thanks John. I've been lucky enough to spend a bit of time in south west WA and in my experience it is very similar to Tassie. In particular the coastline around Esperance is a spitting image of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Thank you :) Anything in particular to look out...

Thank you :)


Anything in particular to look out for with these?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Nikon F finder ID

Hi all, can someone please help ID this Nikon F finder? I don't have any prior experience with Nikon's so I'm a bit stumped...

The seller has it listed as a Photomic FTN, which I'm pretty sure is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By nickthetasmaniac
Perdition Ponds Track | Tasman National...

Perdition Ponds Track | Tasman National Park

Hasselblad SWC/M (38mm Biogon) and Portra400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335545827_4236183839_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gDfiMM)
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