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Forum: Fuji X Series 10-30-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,525
Posted By AlexBG
I use the 35mm 1.4 so may be another reason why...

I use the 35mm 1.4 so may be another reason why the autofocus was so slow on the x-pro2
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-30-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,525
Posted By AlexBG
I have an x-t3 and bought a second hand x-pro2...

I have an x-t3 and bought a second hand x-pro2 graphite as I've always wanted that model but it's been expensive until now. Compared to the x-t3 it's a very poor camera. Slower af that I really...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-03-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 6,535
Posted By AlexBG
I'm in love with mine, I love the automation of...

I'm in love with mine, I love the automation of it. Only negative is the viewfinder if you shoot a 50mm lens. I am comparing it to my M3 so not a fair contest. Easily solved though, buying a nice...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,962
Posted By AlexBG
The world is a million times better, especially...

The world is a million times better, especially technology. When I look through photo albums of say 50/80 photos there are only around 20 that I know what camera I used. I take photos for memory and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,270
Posted By AlexBG
Just get a xpro1? Such a bargain body.

Just get a xpro1? Such a bargain body.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-19-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 4,394
Posted By AlexBG
Agree that he has the best outfit. Won't get...

Agree that he has the best outfit. Won't get better than an x-e3 and 50 1.4 for size, quality and autofocus, the 33mm is meant to be huge and 3k though.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 789
Posted By AlexBG
A photographer friend of mine uses ski goggle...

A photographer friend of mine uses ski goggle cases. Cheap, fluffy inside and plastic outer. Most have sizes when you look online.

If not then the domke wrap is exactly what you need. That's what I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-28-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 365
Posted By AlexBG
Fuji x-t3 hard case

Hi everyone, looking for a hard/protective case to put my x-t3 and kit lens in for mountain biking. Needs to be as small as possible as my bike bag is tall and thin. A friend said a ski goggles case...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-07-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By AlexBG
I won't sell any of the camera gear I inherited....

I won't sell any of the camera gear I inherited. Just would like to use the 35mm more and would be great on my hexar. Would have loved to got an m7 but can get 6 hexars for the same price.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-07-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By AlexBG
I have not so will give that a try, as for buying...

I have not so will give that a try, as for buying a different body, I have an m3 already, just prefer the hexar in every way, fits me for what I want in a film camera. M3 was my grandads so won't...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By AlexBG
I see it as being ruined sat in a safe never...

I see it as being ruined sat in a safe never being used.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-06-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,801
Posted By AlexBG
Try Japan camera hunter.

Try Japan camera hunter.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By AlexBG
Removing goggles from summaron - help

Does anyone know anywhere where I can get the goggle removed from my 35mm 2.8 summaron and then the focus recalibrated?

I know it would be cheaper and easier to sell my goggled lens and buy a non...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-06-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,584
Posted By AlexBG
If you are planning on travelling super light I...

If you are planning on travelling super light I would take your leica and the 35mm and leave it at that. Having two cameras and more than one lens will mean you will be thinking about gear when the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-06-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,207
Posted By AlexBG
These were what I was looking at including the...

These were what I was looking at including the zeiss f2, have ordered the Norton 1.5 now, did a lot of looking at Flickr and other sites and reviews of it last night, seems perfect for what I want....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,207
Posted By AlexBG
How does the 1.5 compare to the new 1.2?

How does the 1.5 compare to the new 1.2?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,207
Posted By AlexBG
Why are the screw mount Noktons cheaper? Are they...

Why are the screw mount Noktons cheaper? Are they older?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,207
Posted By AlexBG
The nokton 1.5 is a good choice, how does that...

The nokton 1.5 is a good choice, how does that compared to the Zeiss zm f1.5 and f2?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,207
Posted By AlexBG
New 50mm lens hunt

I've been shooting my m3 for a few years as well as cycling through a host of other cameras and lenses and now am pretty sure of what I need in a film camera. I'm going to be getting a konica hexar...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-06-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 878
Posted By AlexBG
Anyone using the 7artisans lenses?

I was thinking of getting the fuji 56mm 1.2 but have just seen the 7artisans 55mm 1.4 for 99. Obviously very different lenses but I usually shoot a 50mm so these would be longer than what I usually...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-20-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By AlexBG
Awesome, my favourite was an old canon fd 50mm...

Awesome, my favourite was an old canon fd 50mm 1.4 chrome nose. Lovely glow from that. Tried it on my x-t1 with a normal and focal reducing adapter and the look just wasn't the same.
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-18-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By AlexBG
I had a A7 then X-T1 then X-e2. Going back to get...

I had a A7 then X-T1 then X-e2. Going back to get a A7ii now. I would get an X-e2 over an X-e3 just because of the price. Get an extra lens.

Unfortunately my reason for getting the A7ii next is...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-25-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By AlexBG
I've gone the other way, the X-T1 felt right...

I've gone the other way, the X-T1 felt right straight away, it has taken me a while to get comfortable with the x-e2. I like both cameras the same but wanted something smaller than the x-t1 so suits...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By AlexBG
I had this same problem and solved it by using my...

I had this same problem and solved it by using my Leicameter MR-4 as a handheld meter. I know it works and does the job fine and also means when I want to put it on the camera i have it with me.

I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-07-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,771
Posted By AlexBG
Above is exactly what I was going to say, no...

Above is exactly what I was going to say, no battery needed, fast to meter, always ready and sharp lens. Loved mine.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-04-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,360
Posted By AlexBG
X100T it was. I tried a load of different...

X100T it was. I tried a load of different settings but could never get it to focus on anything moving fast. The reason I sold it (for a sony A6000) was my 2 year old daughter was jumping on the bed,...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-04-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,360
Posted By AlexBG
I had an x-t1 and kit lens, loved it, really...

I had an x-t1 and kit lens, loved it, really loved it, lens and sensor both amazing. Didn't get an x-pro1 as it was a tiny bit older and has a couple of less features. Sold the x-t1 to get a x100t as...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-20-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By AlexBG
MJU i fits the bill

MJU i fits the bill
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-16-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,648
Posted By AlexBG
I had an XT-1 after an A7 and used a canon FD 50...

I had an XT-1 after an A7 and used a canon FD 50 1.4 that I loved on my A7 on it and didn't like the results. I now have a A6000 so can compare the two. The problem with the XT-1 and manual focusing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-27-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,675
Posted By AlexBG
I have been looking at shots from this film, this...

I have been looking at shots from this film, this is one of few examples where the shadows don't go very dark. How's the grain?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-27-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,675
Posted By AlexBG
From the comments here it would seem that the two...

From the comments here it would seem that the two to try are bergger pancro 400 which I think I will look into especially for winter, and the ferrania in the summer.

There seems to be a resurgence...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,675
Posted By AlexBG
I'm very sceptical about photos from film...

I'm very sceptical about photos from film manufacturers when they show off a film. A friend bought a lot of lomo film and never got the results shown on their page. I look here and flickr rather than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,144
Posted By AlexBG
I've always been an unhappy wriststrap and...

I've always been an unhappy wriststrap and unhappy neck strap guy, wrist for smaller cameras, neck for larger. Always felt uncomfortable but has saved the camera a few times so stuck with it. Just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,675
Posted By AlexBG
Agree with this, have been shooting a load of...

Agree with this, have been shooting a load of ektra and velvia this summer and the camera has delta 100 in at the moment and is getting little use.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,675
Posted By AlexBG
I thought this was an old film or has had the box...

I thought this was an old film or has had the box redesigned. Will have a look though.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,675
Posted By AlexBG
I haven't tried 160, liked the 400, love ektar,...

I haven't tried 160, liked the 400, love ektar, tried the 800 and hated it. Thought 160 would be good but people don't seem to use it much.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,675
Posted By AlexBG
Sorry, when I meant newer films I meant in the...

Sorry, when I meant newer films I meant in the last year or two. Everything that you have said I've used a lot (portra and ektar) or tried (delta, HP5+ etc)

Was looking at the cinestill, JCH and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,675
Posted By AlexBG
Anyone like any of the new film types?

My film fridge is nearly empty so looking at stocking it back up, have seen a few new films coming onto the market so wondering if anyone has found any they like?

I shoot 35mm, colour or B+W, any...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 1,832
Posted By AlexBG
My favourite is my jupiter 8, I only like photos...

My favourite is my jupiter 8, I only like photos of my family and love the softness and glow of it. Most of my 5 start lightroom photos are with that lens so scientific as well!!!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-03-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 2,782
Posted By AlexBG
I've only ever heard good things about the...

I've only ever heard good things about the nikkor. Like Raid said, there is always the jupiter 8. Have a look on 35mmc.com, he is hunting for his favourite 50mm at the moment.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-02-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 2,782
Posted By AlexBG
What are you going to be shooting with the camera...

What are you going to be shooting with the camera mostly?

I had the same dilemma as you, summarit was my number one because I wanted the bokeh and wide open softness for portraits (just couldn't...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By AlexBG
I had an AV-1 which I loved but I pretty much...

I had an AV-1 which I loved but I pretty much always shoot aperture priority.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-18-2017
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,823
Posted By AlexBG
Got an Olympus OM1 in black and kit lens today...

Got an Olympus OM1 in black and kit lens today from a second hand shop for 25. Needs a clean but apart from that all is good.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 2,113
Posted By AlexBG
Buying a camera as an investment

Asking for a friend (really am) he bought a Hasselblad 503 2 years ago and now it's worth triple the price, I nearly bought a Contax T3 3 years ago for 250 but thought it was too expensive so got a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 5,139
Posted By AlexBG
The results on the lomography page look like the...

The results on the lomography page look like the results I'm getting from old (2006) provia 100 that hasn't been cold stored.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,814
Posted By AlexBG
Phones are the new cameras. Today I went out with...

Phones are the new cameras. Today I went out with my kids for the day, had my LG G5 which has a super wide lens and a standard lens and my Leica M3.

I posted a picture on instagram and facebook...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 3,452
Posted By AlexBG
Bought a Minolta X700 because I had the 58mm 1.4...

Bought a Minolta X700 because I had the 58mm 1.4 as a 85mm portrait lens for my X-T1.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-28-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,385
Posted By AlexBG
This is one of the reasons I asked for other...

This is one of the reasons I asked for other peoples settings. I didn't know if there was something that i was doing rather than the camera settings.

I know it is never going to be a pro spec DSLR,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-27-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,385
Posted By AlexBG
Agree with this, but as I have shot a lot of film...

Agree with this, but as I have shot a lot of film as well I always make sure that the shutter speed is fine to stop motion blur and when I use one of my rangefinders I generally focus on where I...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-17-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,385
Posted By AlexBG
X100T keeps missing focus

Been taking a few pictures on the kids this morning, age 2 and 4 so they move around a lot. It's indoors so not very bright but the camera keeps missing focus. Been playing around with the settings,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-09-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,530
Posted By AlexBG
I loved the shots from my TVSii, I can relate to...

I loved the shots from my TVSii, I can relate to what you about the focus, I seem to remember it is just 1 centre point. I liked an Olympus zoom 80 I had before I dropped and broke it. Only the TVS...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,573
Posted By AlexBG
That sounds to me like the rewind button isn't...

That sounds to me like the rewind button isn't working then?

Have you tried loading a film, keep the back open, take a few shots and then try to rewind?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-17-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,573
Posted By AlexBG
Do you mean the spool that the film winds round?...

Do you mean the spool that the film winds round? That won't release?
Mine has film in currently so I can't open the back at the moment.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By AlexBG
Shot portra with yellow filter

As per the title, thought I had B+W in the camera, I did set the dial on the back of the M3 but must have forgot and made a mistake. Shot a whole rol with a yellow filter on with 400 iso portra....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 22,397
Posted By AlexBG
Two snow men in a garden, one says to the other:...

Two snow men in a garden, one says to the other: 'Do you smell carrots?'
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,785
Posted By AlexBG
Looks like Lok has also left according to...

Looks like Lok has also left according to Warren's instagram.
Or Warren has left.
He's not very clear.
I think Kai and PJB could be really good together.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-25-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,018
Posted By AlexBG
My 4 year old uses it to watch youtube. My...

My 4 year old uses it to watch youtube.

My problems with an ipad are storage, they get slower and slower after every update, the touch screen is hard to edit photos compared to a mouse pad and the...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-25-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,949
Posted By AlexBG
My 4 year old uses it to watch youtube. My...

My 4 year old uses it to watch youtube.

My problems with an ipad are storage, they get slower and slower after every update, the touch screen is hard to edit photos compared to a mouse pad and the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,844
Posted By AlexBG
I think that if you have the zeiss 50mm f2 then a...

I think that if you have the zeiss 50mm f2 then a faster 50mm really needs to be a lens that will give you soft images at f1.4 or over the top bokeh.

A summarit 50 f1.5 may be a great option. Would...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-01-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,484
Posted By AlexBG
I had that one and sent it back. That is an...

I had that one and sent it back. That is an option rather than selling on. Only costs postage to try it. I lied and said it was a present so was for the wrong camera. Build quality, postage, box etc...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-16-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 9,313
Posted By AlexBG
I really like it, want one, it will probably be...

I really like it, want one, it will probably be my Christmas present.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By AlexBG
The B+W northern lights photo I love. Nice to see...

The B+W northern lights photo I love. Nice to see something different
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-05-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By AlexBG
Does anyone know what camera and lens this is?

http://www.thephoblographer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/film-analog-photography-1-770x642.jpg

The SLR that is not in focus.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1,728
Posted By AlexBG
I'd buy the OM2n and the ME. Use both and then...

I'd buy the OM2n and the ME.

Use both and then keep your favourite. For the prices you are paying you could sell them easily for that and use the money on another lens, maybe a 35mm or 85mm. Or the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-02-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 4,505
Posted By AlexBG
Thought I would be the only negative one about...

Thought I would be the only negative one about this. Had a canon fd 50 1.4 on my A7 and loved it. Sold the A7 and went with the fuji. The focus assist is easier to use but I wish I could change it to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-14-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 4,208
Posted By AlexBG
How did you go about this? I wanted to get my...

How did you go about this? I wanted to get my minoltina recovered but no one does pre made kits
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3,397
Posted By AlexBG
I'm trying Hp5 and Delta 400. Looking forward to...

I'm trying Hp5 and Delta 400. Looking forward to the delta more than Hp5 as it sounds like what I am after with grain and sharpness.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 8,267
Posted By AlexBG
Minoltina or minolta al-s. Selenium meter but...

Minoltina or minolta al-s. Selenium meter but full controls and great little lens. A lot cheaper than what others have suggested,
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-11-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 3,071
Posted By AlexBG
Canon 50mm 1.8 ltm would be my suggestion. Good...

Canon 50mm 1.8 ltm would be my suggestion. Good all round lens and good value.
If you go collapsable then an elmar is the way to go, 5cm f3.5
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,478
Posted By AlexBG
Ilford Hp5 is 4.35 in london camera exchange for...

Ilford Hp5 is 4.35 in london camera exchange for 36.

Helps to keep the stores and Ilford in business.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-29-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 3,773
Posted By AlexBG
My minoltina. Pefrect size, meter that doesn't...

My minoltina. Pefrect size, meter that doesn't need a battery, great lens, cheap.

Actually prefer it to my M3.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-22-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,942
Posted By AlexBG
Mine is in my year 7 teacher's desk drawer. Never...

Mine is in my year 7 teacher's desk drawer. Never could bring myself to buy another one even though I see new ones here and there.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-08-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By AlexBG
Get the kit lens. I hate to say it but it is very...

Get the kit lens. I hate to say it but it is very good. I planned on getting the 56mm, 35mm and a wide lens as my kit but am quite happy with the kit lens. I'm going to use it for a while and see...
Forum: Digital Compacts 06-07-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,787
Posted By AlexBG
I have a sony rx100 mk1 that i adore and I hate...

I have a sony rx100 mk1 that i adore and I hate zooms. Plus for 150 it is a bargain and the only feature that I have wanted in it was time lapse when it was my one and only camera. If you can manage...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-07-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,328
Posted By AlexBG
f3.5 is more than enough, it's the collapsable...

f3.5 is more than enough, it's the collapsable aspect that I don't like mainly due to the aperture ring. I like the jupiter because it is always ready to shoot, simple aperture ring and focusing....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-06-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,328
Posted By AlexBG
The 1.4 is a bit more than what I want to spend,...

The 1.4 is a bit more than what I want to spend, if I was spending what a good one costs I would go a bit further and get the zeiss 50mm f2.

I've seen the canon 1.8 or serenars for around 150 for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-06-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,328
Posted By AlexBG
I think that when compared to the summaron and...

I think that when compared to the summaron and elmar it just isn't anywhere near as sharp. When I've shot a roll and used the J-8 and another lens you can tell what shots are with what lens. The J-8...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-06-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,328
Posted By AlexBG
New lens to replace my Elmar

My current lens set up is a Jupiter 8 which I used to love but now I'm losing love for it. A 35mm goggled Summaron which I love except the goggles and a 50mm Elmar 3.5 collapsible, I love the look of...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-31-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 2,933
Posted By AlexBG
I would just buy one that you like and go for it....

I would just buy one that you like and go for it. Both of the cameras that you are looking at are great. Plus if you end up not liking MF then you can sell the camera for pretty much what you bought...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-10-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,760
Posted By AlexBG
I loved my contax TVS, for a zoom point and shoot...

I loved my contax TVS, for a zoom point and shoot it was great. Gutted I sold it but got a minilux (non zoom) and didn't like the results so sold that. I wouldn't worry about the error codes, if it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-21-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By AlexBG
If it was my choice I would get one without...

If it was my choice I would get one without goggles and just use it on the m6. I love my summaron but on the m3 the viewfinder isn't as clear and brilliant as it is unmagnified.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-08-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 4,054
Posted By AlexBG
I'm in the same boat as you, always shoot a 50mm....

I'm in the same boat as you, always shoot a 50mm. Borrowed my friends 70-200 sigma and really enjoyed it. Looking around for a nice 85mm mainly because I take shots of the kids so it works for me....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-23-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 6,016
Posted By AlexBG
A collapsable summicron would be a great choice....

A collapsable summicron would be a great choice.
Or as mentioned canon serenar 1.8
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-16-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,597
Posted By AlexBG
E-p3 with the sigma 19mm is a good start. He'll...

E-p3 with the sigma 19mm is a good start. He'll like the touch screen focus if he's used to smart phones. Maybe then get a 12mm lens. I had one for a couple of years before moving to an A7. For wifi...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-29-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By AlexBG
I've always loved the ilott cameras, mine is a...

I've always loved the ilott cameras, mine is a minoltina s as well, love it to pieces.

I was going to paint mine all black as the black ones are rare and expensive. One day I'll get the al-e and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-28-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By AlexBG
Cheapest route would be a minoltina P for spares...

Cheapest route would be a minoltina P for spares or repair. Or minolta Al-F or AL. Pretty sure they all have the same button.

Is your a minolta al-s with the large selenium meter on the front?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-26-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By AlexBG
I would pay money for that!!! If you don't take...

I would pay money for that!!!

If you don't take advantage of Jon's offer then ebay has a few minoltinas for cheap. Same button.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By AlexBG
Anyone settled on one camera one lens?

What have you settled on? How long for?

Are you happy with your choice or would you change?
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-24-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 8,389
Posted By AlexBG
The 18-50 would suit me perfectly, bit confused...

The 18-50 would suit me perfectly, bit confused about how the zoom is going to work, there looks to be a rocker as well as a selector around the lens. Then another ring around the lens for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,871
Posted By AlexBG
This is my philosophy! (Well, what I can afford)

This is my philosophy! (Well, what I can afford)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-13-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,871
Posted By AlexBG
Buy everything one by one and don't worry too...

Buy everything one by one and don't worry too much about which one. At the end of the day all the cameras you have said take pictures so go for the Nikon first, if you like it keep it until you fancy...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-10-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,529
Posted By AlexBG
My jupiter 8 is amazing wide open, just soft...

My jupiter 8 is amazing wide open, just soft enough to get the results I want. Probably sharp stopped down a bit but i didn't buy it for that.

I'm stuck between what to get next, the canon 50mm 1.5...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,675
Posted By AlexBG
No canon FD mount camera which is probably one I...

No canon FD mount camera which is probably one I would have said.

Love my AV-1 and 50mm 1.4
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By AlexBG
This worries me because I always think I will run...

This worries me because I always think I will run out of film if I take out just my M3 and film and then rarely use more than one roll.

Same thing happens with my digital camera though, I always...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-07-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,862
Posted By AlexBG
What is your technique? I have a tri-x preset...

What is your technique?

I have a tri-x preset that I downloaded from somewhere. All I do is WB select and then preset.
Forum: Digital Compacts 01-07-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3,282
Posted By AlexBG
MK1 RX100 Love mine, wouldn't use any of the...

MK1 RX100

Love mine, wouldn't use any of the extra functions of the mark 2/3/4 so if my mk1 dies or gets lost then I would still get another mk1.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-26-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,506
Posted By AlexBG
With the eye-fi cards you can select what photos...

With the eye-fi cards you can select what photos you want to transfer.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-26-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,506
Posted By AlexBG
An eye-fi card will do this. I had my E-P3 set up...

An eye-fi card will do this. I had my E-P3 set up to send to my ipad. Once set up it just sends and sends.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-15-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,961
Posted By AlexBG
What film are you using? I've found that using...

What film are you using? I've found that using sunny 16 and a bit of practice I only miss one or two shots a roll due to exposure.

For long exposures use a digital camera that you have.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-14-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 3,366
Posted By AlexBG
Minoltina s for a small rangefinder. 20 with...

Minoltina s for a small rangefinder. 20 with sticky shutter blades, quick clean and it is perfect.

Sold my A7 as I needed the money but loved my FD 50mm 1.4 lens so much that I got a cheaper...
Forum: Off Topic 12-12-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By AlexBG
I've gone for Aldo and Rockhold.

I've gone for Aldo and Rockhold.
Forum: Off Topic 12-12-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By AlexBG
Yes but will be fast asleep as I'm in the UK....

Yes but will be fast asleep as I'm in the UK.

Who do you think will win?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,836
Posted By AlexBG
I checked my metadata last month on photos that I...

I checked my metadata last month on photos that I had 5 starred on light room. Sold my A7 because of it and now use my rx100 a lot more.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-07-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,014
Posted By AlexBG
I would go for a hasselblad 5xxx. As she is 16 it...

I would go for a hasselblad 5xxx. As she is 16 it is the sort of camera that her friends will think is cool which will make her use it more, it seems like the most popular medium format camera for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-04-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 5,454
Posted By AlexBG
I only use aperture priority with film so AV-1...

I only use aperture priority with film so AV-1 would be fine for me. It's the lens that I love the look it gives, not bothered about the body. To be honest it just means it would sit in auto and take...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-04-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 5,454
Posted By AlexBG
If you're happy with your lenses and Ikon then...

If you're happy with your lenses and Ikon then get an A7 and a good adapter. S for low light, R for megapixel. I have 2 friends that were recommended DF's and then when they went to shops to try them...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By AlexBG
I've been reading lots on this. I have loads of...

I've been reading lots on this. I have loads of expired film. Most people say +1 stop for every 10 years out of date. A lot of people say shoot it as it should be shot. Colour negative seems better...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By AlexBG
I do exactly what you have asked, sony rx100 for...

I do exactly what you have asked, sony rx100 for my bronica shots. It's a pain even with such a small camera but I usually take a few shots with the sony then swap the bronica on to the tripod and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-16-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,185
Posted By AlexBG
Trius I get what you mean about cheaper tripods,...

Trius I get what you mean about cheaper tripods, my friends have velbons and as nice as they are I can't justify the cost. I just lost a 100 benro in a river! I read a review on the best under 100...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-15-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,185
Posted By AlexBG
Need a new tripod

My last one was a benro IT25 that was my first ever tripod. I was taking a shot in a river, stood up and my A7 came with me on the neck strap, the tripod sank into the very deep it turned out,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-11-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 836
Posted By AlexBG
Minilux E02 repair

Has anyone had this repaired by the ebay adverts?

There are always two on there, one in the Ukraine and one in Portugal.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By AlexBG
Youtube - The art of photography Analog stories -...

Youtube - The art of photography
Analog stories - http://www.landoflightandshadow.com/analog-stories/
Let us roam - http://letusroam.tv/
Only found this recently but loved it -...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 26,301
Posted By AlexBG
50mm 1.4...

50mm 1.4 A7
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5817/22833261055_e115bdf693_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AMGr1K)Lydford Gorge Walk (https://flic.kr/p/AMGr1K) by Alex George...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 26,301
Posted By AlexBG
A7 FD50mm 1.4...

A7 FD50mm 1.4
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5692/22718728685_cbf3e93886_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ABzqwH)Crawl training (https://flic.kr/p/ABzqwH) by Alex George...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-21-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,360
Posted By AlexBG
I have a normal 7, the shutter 'stop' is at the...

I have a normal 7, the shutter 'stop' is at the bottom of the camera. It is a little wheel that has a piece cut out that a hook grabs on....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,135
Posted By AlexBG
I like your photos, everyone is their own worst...

I like your photos, everyone is their own worst critic. Stick with what you have, you have a good thing going.

Can't stop looking at the second one. Love that shot.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-23-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,051
Posted By AlexBG
Buy her a printer as well. I personally think...

Buy her a printer as well. I personally think that ensuring people still print photos is the most important thing. Everything is so instant now a days.

When we get friends over, who all have kids I...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 08-12-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 6,240
Posted By AlexBG
I love my MK1. 150 worth of point and shoot...

I love my MK1. 150 worth of point and shoot camera that I take everywhere, when it breaks I will buy another one for a bit less, then another and then another. I worry when I take my A7 out that it...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 08-05-2015
Replies: 323
Views: 52,287
Posted By AlexBG
A7, jupiter 8. No editing at all. First time I've...

A7, jupiter 8. No editing at all. First time I've ever liked a photo I've shot without editing it.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/291/20122919908_168b655b70_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/wEce1Y)
Guitar...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,946
Posted By AlexBG
Huss how did you shoot this? I have some expired...

Huss how did you shoot this? I have some expired film and looking to try loads more, have been told 1 stop per 10 years?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,656
Posted By AlexBG
E100VS looks right up my street, I have also seen...

E100VS looks right up my street, I have also seen some E100GS. Anyone know the difference between the three?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,656
Posted By AlexBG
This is great advice Johan. I never thought to...

This is great advice Johan. I never thought to search for 220.

I should have said in my first post that I only shoot portra in 35mm. And I don't like to say it on here but shoot B+W on digital.

Is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,656
Posted By AlexBG
What 120 film to try while I still can?

Wanted some recommendations of what 120 film to try while it is still on sale. I shoot mostly Ektar and Velvia but have just bought some Reala and Ektarcolor pro gold to try. I know both are expired...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,811
Posted By AlexBG
It links my phone to the tapatalk app, not an...

It links my phone to the tapatalk app, not an actual RFF app. I know a lot of people use it, you can use the app for multiple forums.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-14-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 5,131
Posted By AlexBG
I agree with this 100% and add in extending it to...

I agree with this 100% and add in extending it to be ready for the shot.

The Elmar is a great lens though.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-07-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By AlexBG
Get him to look through the P&S camera porn...

Get him to look through the P&S camera porn thread and pick one he likes the look of. Just pray that he doesn't take a shine to a T3!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-24-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,895
Posted By AlexBG
Try the Pentax, my espiomini (uc-1) never missed...

Try the Pentax, my espiomini (uc-1) never missed in low light. Really small as well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 3,523
Posted By AlexBG
Olympus e-p3, the touchscreen functions will be...

Olympus e-p3, the touchscreen functions will be what she is used to I assume, great, cheap future lens options, great for video as well. They are a good size and weight. My two year old tortured mine...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2015
Replies: 2,578
Views: 497,945
Posted By AlexBG
M3, jupiter 8, C41 neopan...

M3, jupiter 8, C41 neopan 400
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8743/17207741069_9d51466471_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sdAaUR)
Saltram house (https://flic.kr/p/sdAaUR) by AlexBG1...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By AlexBG
New lens wanted like my Elmar

Hello, I'm looking for a lens that gives the same sort of results that I get with my 50mm 3.5 elmar but I'm looking for a fixed lens as the elmar is a collapsable.

I don't need anything that is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2015
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,943
Posted By AlexBG
What skin is that? Suits the camera perfectly. I...

What skin is that? Suits the camera perfectly. I also really like the look of the camera when it was all metal and even with the brown gluey residue all over it!
Forum: Sony RX Series 03-10-2015
Replies: 355
Views: 87,122
Posted By AlexBG
MK1 RX100, new to me and I really like it. It's...

MK1 RX100, new to me and I really like it. It's replaced my Pentax Espio Mini.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8668/16656961682_e0b8f74d67_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rnVhow)Big puddle...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-27-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 6,636
Posted By AlexBG
Lend out your other cameras or put them in a...

Lend out your other cameras or put them in a taped up box in the loft right out the way forcing you to use the one camera. If you lend them out to people get them to do the same as you and keep up to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-23-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,229
Posted By AlexBG
I have a really bad memory so take lots of photos...

I have a really bad memory so take lots of photos to compensate. When I'm annoyed, upset, angry, unhappy or combination of these I look at photos and videos I've made and they fix my mood.

My...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,907
Posted By AlexBG
I'd sell the summaron and a cron so you'll have...

I'd sell the summaron and a cron so you'll have enough for a faster 35mm and CLA. Your summaron doesn't have goggles so you won't have the 35 frame lines. Unless not having the frame lines doesn't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By AlexBG
Portra for family, ektar for most other stuff,...

Portra for family, ektar for most other stuff, velvia for medium format landscapes. Digital for B&W.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By AlexBG
When my e-p3 broke I sold the 19mm lens and then...

When my e-p3 broke I sold the 19mm lens and then bought a Sony rx100 mk1. Best thing I've ever done, actually fits in your pocket, pictures are great, no worries with sensor cleaning, what lens to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2015
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,474,209
Posted By AlexBG
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8647/15378202334_5d...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8647/15378202334_5d12a27934_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pqViMy)Mud bath (https://flic.kr/p/pqViMy) by AlexBG1 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-07-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,202
Posted By AlexBG
iamzip I was the same, I just made a folder on my...

iamzip I was the same, I just made a folder on my mac and then went on photobox, plain white classic A4 calendar, loaded the photos, think there were about 15 'favourites'I had saved. Then put them...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,202
Posted By AlexBG
Mine is in the post, pictures of my son from last...

Mine is in the post, pictures of my son from last year month to month as he got older. All film and all by me. It's only a photobox one so not expecting amazing quality.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-05-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 5,436
Posted By AlexBG
Have to say yes, an all digital world is coming....

Have to say yes, an all digital world is coming. The next 10 years we will be hanging digital frames magnetically to walls capable of charging the frames.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2014
Replies: 541
Views: 50,551
Posted By AlexBG
M3, Jupiter 8, portra...

M3, Jupiter 8, portra 400
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8617/15813195990_e421d4b632_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q6mLfb)Pose (https://flic.kr/p/q6mLfb) by AlexBG1...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-16-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 4,417
Posted By AlexBG
Can you get apple products on finance where you...

Can you get apple products on finance where you are? I have an education web url that I can PM you, takes about 15% off.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-03-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,289
Posted By AlexBG
The exposure line moving when you are in P or M...

The exposure line moving when you are in P or M mode is the camera telling you how much you are over/under exposing the shot. It doesn't actually change anything on the settings. Took me a while to...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-14-2014
Replies: 636
Views: 162,613
Posted By AlexBG
Testing the pentax espio mini a bit more, still...

Testing the pentax espio mini a bit more, still not sure if I like the results. Definitely do not like the B+W i get from it so tried some agfa 1 shop film. May keep it as a snap shot camera, was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2014
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,839
Posted By AlexBG
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7477/15784654651_2a...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7477/15784654651_2a2e4b6f93_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q3QtU8)EOS30 with Bronica ETRSi (https://flic.kr/p/q3QtU8) by AlexBG1...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,423
Posted By AlexBG
New leicameter?

With the new Leica M-A being announced and it having a groove in the shutter speed dial just like the old m2, 3 and 4, do you think leica will be releasing a new leicameter?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,726
Posted By AlexBG
M6 with a good 50. All you would ever need with...

M6 with a good 50. All you would ever need with the rest of your cameras. Black ones are more discreet and a lot cheaper than a black M3. Plus with a meter built in you won't need to carry...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,004
Posted By AlexBG
The first post picture looks right to me, when...

The first post picture looks right to me, when you have everything on the lens built up can you see the blades when you look through the lens? Just put mine at 2.8 and I can't see the blades unless I...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-26-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By AlexBG
What camera and lens were these taken with? I see...

What camera and lens were these taken with? I see what you mean about the highlights, I really like the first one.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,017
Posted By AlexBG
If you shoot with ilford film then send it to...

If you shoot with ilford film then send it to them.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-22-2014
Replies: 469
Views: 121,921
Posted By AlexBG
Been watching and waiting on the big auction site...

Been watching and waiting on the big auction site and then this came up for a bargain buy it now. Also got some BW400CN after the news on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2014
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,823
Posted By AlexBG
Pentax espio mini and a few rolls of kodak...

Pentax espio mini and a few rolls of kodak BW400CN after hearing it will not be made any more.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-17-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 3,235
Posted By AlexBG
Shutter blades are super easy, unscrew the name...

Shutter blades are super easy, unscrew the name ring, you are meant to use a special tool or two small screwdrivers will do, then three screw for the speed ring to come off, then I think you can...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-15-2014
Replies: 5,597
Views: 983,613
Posted By AlexBG
@daveleo it's 'zero' calories though. I wish I...

@daveleo it's 'zero' calories though. I wish I liked coffee but I don't so this is my morning substitute.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-15-2014
Replies: 5,597
Views: 983,613
Posted By AlexBG
Today's camera and...

Today's camera and 'coffee'

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3903/14924092822_e311f0ea3b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oJMSRd)om2n and monster (https://flic.kr/p/oJMSRd)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-12-2014
Replies: 5,597
Views: 983,613
Posted By AlexBG
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3921/14711100289_b7...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3921/14711100289_b7edc73df8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/opYeAa)Camera and 'coffee' (https://flic.kr/p/opYeAa) by AlexBG1...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-12-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 9,150
Posted By AlexBG
If you've tried all of them then with no luck why...

If you've tried all of them then with no luck why not try an SLR? An olympus OM is small (not compared to the RC) and the 40mm pancake is a good lens.
Forum: Other RF 08-03-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By AlexBG
I had a 7 with a broken meter, loved the lens so...

I had a 7 with a broken meter, loved the lens so much nearly splashed out for an s2. The 7, 7s and 9 are quite big so i got a minoltina s (minolta al-s) instead, no battery needed as has a soleniom...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-03-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4,535
Posted By AlexBG
I just got one of these,...

I just got one of these, http://www.quadrabags.com/product.php?sku=QD625 I ordered it through work so get it for free to use for 'work purposes'. All nice and padded, fits my 13 inch laptop with a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-17-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,118
Posted By AlexBG
I've just got the sigma 19mm, apart from being...

I've just got the sigma 19mm, apart from being noisy as it making noise when it focuses and also when the camera is not powered on it seems better than the pancake. Just feels right on the camera and...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,118
Posted By AlexBG
I have the 14-42 on an e-p3 and quite like it,...

I have the 14-42 on an e-p3 and quite like it, used it for a year then checked the data on lightroom and nearly everything I shot was at 14-18mm so got the 17mm pancake so the camera is just...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-11-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,652
Posted By AlexBG
I ordered a covering on the 1st, got delivered to...

I ordered a covering on the 1st, got delivered to England on the 5th, same as last time I placed an order, amazingly quick and no problems. It was grip tac for an OM2.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2014
Replies: 3,769
Views: 725,622
Posted By AlexBG
Is there much point getting a 35mm (probably 2.8...

Is there much point getting a 35mm (probably 2.8 due to cost) if I already have a 28mm? Same question with the 50mm 1.4, as I have the 1.8.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By AlexBG
I had this problem as I use my left eye to look...

I had this problem as I use my left eye to look through the view finder, swapping to using my right made the difference, still trying to keep both eyes open! My goggled summaron is easy to see the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-31-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,832
Posted By AlexBG
I have a friend who uses his om 50 1.8 on his 6d...

I have a friend who uses his om 50 1.8 on his 6d more than his canon nifty 50, he loves it. There's also a post today about om lenses on an A7 but no photos yet so maybe keep an eye on that. I use my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2014
Replies: 1,585
Views: 202,560
Posted By AlexBG
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2907/13931747087_50...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2907/13931747087_507323dae5_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13931747087/)
Leica test-1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13931747087/) by...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-02-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,378
Posted By AlexBG
I have a minoltina s, same as the al-s I think. I...

I have a minoltina s, same as the al-s I think. I really like it, actually fits in my back pocket so goes out with me more than my other cameras. If your 7 has a working meter and rangefinder and is...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-02-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,378
Posted By AlexBG
It is probably grease/oil on the blades, my...

It is probably grease/oil on the blades, my minoltina had the same problem. A tiny flat head and some lighter fluid/cotton bud cleaned the blades and they open perfectly now. There is a lot of info...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-02-2014
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,943
Posted By AlexBG
https://24.media.tumblr.com/876f776a49731c50b4a6a1...

https://24.media.tumblr.com/876f776a49731c50b4a6a1f2bfbd40a2/tumblr_n3eoka0JaQ1szmgt2o1_1280.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-10-2014
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,474,209
Posted By AlexBG
https://24.media.tumblr.com/c36ef4306d347fb2aaf95e...

https://24.media.tumblr.com/c36ef4306d347fb2aaf95edb9a6298e3/tumblr_n28bseRlr21szmgt2o1_500.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-31-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,627
Posted By AlexBG
Test roll went OK, amazingly the meter seems to...

Test roll went OK, amazingly the meter seems to do an OK job but this was with C41 Kodak BW400.
Now that everything is OK I'm going to clean the shutter some more (I only gave it a quick wipe with a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-25-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,627
Posted By AlexBG
I only cleaned the blades a bit and they open OK...

I only cleaned the blades a bit and they open OK now, just used a cotton bud and wiped away what I could. I will do this all again when I get some lighter fluid. Managed to hold the blades open and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-25-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,627
Posted By AlexBG
OK, not stuck. Lens then simply unscrews by hand...

OK, not stuck. Lens then simply unscrews by hand and comes off, then there are two metal rings that I have noted the positions as they are held down by the lens. Is there a good way to test to see if...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-25-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,627
Posted By AlexBG
Ok, stuck now, taken everything off of the front...

Ok, stuck now, taken everything off of the front that I can and now I am here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12140057086/
I can't seem to find a page dedicated to rokkor lens repair that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-25-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,627
Posted By AlexBG
I got a 60% refund so the camera cost me 10. I...

I got a 60% refund so the camera cost me 10. I don't mind paying that whether I can fix it or not, now that I've seen and held one I know that I wouldn't mind spending a lot more on a fully working...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,627
Posted By AlexBG
Thanks for the reply, I've searched for tear...

Thanks for the reply, I've searched for tear downs but no joy, I have a hi-matic 7 that I've taken the lens off before but not taken the lens section apart so may practise on that and hope that they...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,627
Posted By AlexBG
Minoltina s

I won a minoltina s from the big auction site in 'working condition' I have a hi-matic 7 which I love but the size is quite big and the s2 expensive so went for the minoltina. Everything works on it...
Forum: Other RF 01-23-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 599
Posted By AlexBG
Minoltina s

I won a minoltina s from the big auction site in 'working condition' :bang: I have a hi-matic 7 which I love but the size is quite big and the s2 expensive so went for the minoltina. Everything works...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-12-2013
Replies: 469
Views: 121,921
Posted By AlexBG
My mum said that she had a camera that was my...

My mum said that she had a camera that was my late grandad's and it turned out to be this!
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