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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,065
Posted By Ste_S
If you want a daily user ltm camera, then a Canon...

If you want a daily user ltm camera, then a Canon P.
That’s not a Leica though if that’s what you’re specifically after ?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 957
Posted By Ste_S
Anything from the K series really. I find Pentax...

Anything from the K series really. I find Pentax electronics haven’t stood the test of time as well as some other manufacturers
Forum: Leica SL 1 Week Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,216
Posted By Ste_S
Which has had the knock on effect of making af...

Which has had the knock on effect of making af performance worse than the Panasonic S1R apparently (according to the DPReview vid).

It's a niche camera I guess - for people who are happy to pay the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 879
Posted By Ste_S
More than anything it sounds as though the OP...

More than anything it sounds as though the OP doesn’t know why they’re taking photos. Or the subjects they’re taking don’t mean anything to them.

Go and take photos of stuff that means something to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 574
Posted By Ste_S
Thanks for all the replies folks, very...

Thanks for all the replies folks, very helpful.

Out of interest, if I wasn’t going to be using adapted manual focus lenses, would people still recommend the X-E2 over the X-Pro 1 ?
Forum: Fuji X Series 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 574
Posted By Ste_S
Which Fuji X series 16MP body ?

Looking to buy a Fuji 16MP body second hand as an entry into the X series. Will be buying the 23mm f2 and using adapted 35 and 50mm Nikkor glass initially.
I think I probably want a rangefinder...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,400
Posted By Ste_S
Always seems to be far more threads on forums...

Always seems to be far more threads on forums about people worrying about x-ray damage, than actual posts from people who’ve experienced x-ray damage. I wonder why that is ?
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 680
Posted By Ste_S
I went through this last year and ended up with a...

I went through this last year and ended up with a Canon P and don’t regret it. I’m happy with 35mm as my widest lens though - if you want 28mm frame lines (and id recommend not relying on an external...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Ste_S
The Leica III series is generally a better shelf...

The Leica III series is generally a better shelf sitter, whilst the Canons are generally better user cameras. For a start you don’t have to go through the faff of trimming leaders like you do with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,740
Posted By Ste_S
My only advice would be to try using a...

My only advice would be to try using a rangefinder for a while if you’ve just shot SLRs before. It’s a different experience for sure.

Is there someone you can borrow one from for a while or hire one...
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 246
Views: 7,617
Posted By Ste_S
*Shrugs* one of the best things about digital is...

*Shrugs* one of the best things about digital is the screen as it gives you the option of accurately framing a photo without having to have the camera to your eye.

Without a screen (or an awkward to...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By Ste_S
^^^^ They look great. What are they like to shoot...

^^^^ They look great. What are they like to shoot with ?
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 3,492
Posted By Ste_S
Just to add, shallow dof for street portraits...

Just to add, shallow dof for street portraits isn’t always a good thing. I find matching someone to an appropriate background (and keeping that in mostly in focus also) is quite pleasing. You’ll also...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By Ste_S
For what it's worth I'm getting good B&W prints...

For what it's worth I'm getting good B&W prints from a cheap Canon, a TS5051. I've found paper can make a difference - I get a pink/purple tint on Permajet but most others tend to be fine.

I'm not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,573
Posted By Ste_S
I think it's mostly to do with the environment...

I think it's mostly to do with the environment you shoot in. Busy streets in a major city, markets, indoors in bars etc you will always need a 28 or 35 as you'll be right up in peoples faces.
Less...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 751
Posted By Ste_S
@Bingley Thanks, 35 f2 it is. I very much like...

@Bingley Thanks, 35 f2 it is. I very much like the colour rendering of the 50 1.8, it’s just ‘right’ as opposed to something like Nikon F mount lenses which I find can be too contrasty and saturated...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 751
Posted By Ste_S
Anyone shot the later (P era) Canon 50mm 1.8 ltm...

Anyone shot the later (P era) Canon 50mm 1.8 ltm alongside the 35mm f2 and 2.8 ?

Quite pleased with how the 50 1.8 renders colour, and would like to get a similar 35mm. Pricing for the f2 and 2.8...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By Ste_S
Rather than a vintage table top tripod, surely a...

Rather than a vintage table top tripod, surely a Joby Gorilla Pod ? Much more versatile.
Joby also sell separate spirit levels that sit in-between the camera and tripod
Forum: Zeiss Contax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By Ste_S
That’s great, and to my mind cheap. Crazy that...

That’s great, and to my mind cheap. Crazy that the T2/T3 point and shoots go for nearly double that
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 991
Posted By Ste_S
I finally got around to getting a Zeiss 50 1.7 MM...

I finally got around to getting a Zeiss 50 1.7 MM for the body that garageboy kindly sent me.

However it looks as though lens, whilst working fine in Av and M, is broken as the camera won't switch...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 5,951
Posted By Ste_S
They're essentially the...

They're essentially the standard/neutral/portrait/vibrant/b&w profiles for jpg that every other digital camera has, but named after Fuji's film stocks instead.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 5,951
Posted By Ste_S
The VSCO ones are awful, even Fuji can't get it...

The VSCO ones are awful, even Fuji can't get it right with their film simulations in the X series cameras.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ste_S
I'll go one better, why is Nikon F ?!

I'll go one better, why is Nikon F ?!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 5,951
Posted By Ste_S
I wonder if the rise of phone cameras is giving...

I wonder if the rise of phone cameras is giving film a boost ? An increasing number of people aren't buying digital cameras anymore because their phone does everything they need in that respect. Film...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-04-2019
Replies: 165
Views: 43,157
Posted By Ste_S
Canon P's are some of the best looking cameras....

Canon P's are some of the best looking cameras. Must get around to getting a 35mm and 100mm for mine
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-03-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By Ste_S
Keep in mind that's an electronic zoom, that...

Keep in mind that's an electronic zoom, that may/may not bother you. Personally I prefer manual zooms, hence the Panny 12-32
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 5,951
Posted By Ste_S
Just shows it's a matter of taste and/or...

Just shows it's a matter of taste and/or appropriateness for the subject. Some people would consider the digital worse because it's images are cleaner.

Outside of that, if you're a pro shooting a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-02-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By Ste_S
As long as you donít mind loosing manual focus,...

As long as you donít mind loosing manual focus, the Panasonic 12-32 is tiny, cheap and gives great results
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-01-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By Ste_S
Thanks, both of those models look to be USA units...

Thanks, both of those models look to be USA units which I can't get over here in the UK.
It's part of the problem - there's so many different models it's a pain trying to work out what's suitable and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-28-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 73,550
Posted By Ste_S
50mm ltm 1.8, Canon P, HP5 @...

50mm ltm 1.8, Canon P, HP5 @...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,174
Posted By Ste_S
The OP will need to specify more. AF or MF ? The...

The OP will need to specify more. AF or MF ?
The plastic AF cameras like the Canon EOS300x and Nikon F65 and their corresponding lenses are far lighter than older metal cameras for instance.... but...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-28-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By Ste_S
Resurrecting this as I’m after a compact flash...

Resurrecting this as I’m after a compact flash for my Canon P.

I want a flash with a couple of auto settings up to about 25ft on the full(er) power auto setting. I need reasonably quick recycle...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-26-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By Ste_S
There's something about those 12MP e-p/pl Olympus...

There's something about those 12MP e-p/pl Olympus bodies. Still regret selling my e-p3.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,617
Posted By Ste_S
Makes you wonder what Fuji (and everyone else)...

Makes you wonder what Fuji (and everyone else) are going to do to get people to upgrade given apsc sensor tech appears to have hit a ceiling for the time being.

I guess that's why they're doing the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,617
Posted By Ste_S
Should be noted that not everyone just uses the...

Should be noted that not everyone just uses the rear screen for chimping. If I'm out shooting on the street with mirrorless I'll probably be using live view on the rear LCD for shooting, just as much...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,617
Posted By Ste_S
When part of the target market is street...

When part of the target market is street shooters, the hidden screen seems like a giant miss-step.
One of the best things about mirrorless for street is being able to use the screen for grab shots...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,182
Posted By Ste_S
Yup. I think the OP needs some inspiration...

Yup.
I think the OP needs some inspiration regardless of if they're shooting on film, digital, their phone etc...
Pick up some photobooks, think of a project you want to do ?
Perhaps also curate...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2019
Replies: 283
Views: 38,910
Posted By Ste_S
Shots from the test roll of C200 through the...

Shots from the test roll of C200 through the K1000, very happy with the results. Especially considering the 50 f2 smc-a is a bit hazy after looking through it with a led...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,359
Posted By Ste_S
Of course, the Leicans can get a bit feisty at...

Of course, the Leicans can get a bit feisty at times (from the Takumar thread)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2019
Replies: 283
Views: 38,910
Posted By Ste_S
Was luckily gifted a K1000 with 50mm f2 recently....

Was luckily gifted a K1000 with 50mm f2 recently. Initially sceptical of it because of the student/beginner hype behind it, but after using it for a day it's actually a really nice camera. Build...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,359
Posted By Ste_S
Most kind ! Yup, all of the portrait-y ones I've...

Most kind ! Yup, all of the portrait-y ones I've asked for permission.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,359
Posted By Ste_S
Different threads. The one over there was asking...

Different threads. The one over there was asking advice about a potential new purchase. The one here was a humblebrag about what he'd just bought, including an impulse purchase of a 6.5k lens. natch.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Ste_S
I think you've answered your own question.

I think you've answered your own question.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Ste_S
When they're working they're a really nice combo...

When they're working they're a really nice combo if you don't mind the weight.

Thanks for all the response and suggestions. I've had problems previously where the FE and MD12 lose sync, and this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-16-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Ste_S
Any Nikon FE+MD12 experts ?

Having trouble using a MD12 in conjunction with an FE.

Meter doesn't turn on with the MD12 connected.
Pressing the shutter button on the MD12 locks the mirror, turning to M90 releases it.
FE+MD12...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,234
Posted By Ste_S
https://www.baitfilm.co.uk/ Bait is a new film...

https://www.baitfilm.co.uk/

Bait is a new film shot on a Bolex with 16mm Double X (developed by the director), with the sound & dialogue dubbed on later. I think it looks and sounds amazing.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,666
Posted By Ste_S
I had to chortle at the pricing

I had to chortle at the pricing
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,297
Posted By Ste_S
Anyone who's used a platform that heavily uses...

Anyone who's used a platform that heavily uses likes (Instagram) wants to move away from them as they're ultimately meaningless.

Real engagement where you offer up comment is much more meaningful
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2019
Replies: 3,094
Views: 746,287
Posted By Ste_S
Oh wow, they're great. Second edges it for...

Oh wow, they're great. Second edges it for me.
Fuji Pro 400h ?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-01-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By Ste_S
Saw this exhibition when it was in Barcelona,...

Saw this exhibition when it was in Barcelona, well worth a visit and the accompanying book is also worth a purchase
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2019
Replies: 3,094
Views: 746,287
Posted By Ste_S
I like this one. Nice colours which is always...

I like this one. Nice colours which is always tricky in overcast conditions.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-27-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,743
Posted By Ste_S
I'm not sure why Kickstarter isn't scammed harder...

I'm not sure why Kickstarter isn't scammed harder than it already is. People give you money without you having to deliver anything and the platform itself won't perceive
As long as you're reasonably...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,065
Posted By Ste_S
Sports (along with wildlife photography) is one...

Sports (along with wildlife photography) is one of those things where it is all about the gear.

Sure you can get a good shot at an amateur event when you pre-focus at a spot with a standard lens on...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-22-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,579
Posted By Ste_S
Old timers don't like change. See also the...

Old timers don't like change. See also the distrust of Film cameras that use 'batteries', in camera metering, auto-focus etc
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-22-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,720
Posted By Ste_S
I've not had a problem with used digitals.......

I've not had a problem with used digitals.... apart from Olympus. Had an e-pl1 that bricked itself and an e-m5 whose shutter failed, both not too long after purchase. Both bought from places that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,502
Posted By Ste_S
The pricing of Portra 800 seems off. It's older...

The pricing of Portra 800 seems off. It's older gen tech, and didn't get the Vision 3 update that Portra 400 did. It also really doesn't like underexposure so I wouldn't rate it at 800 anyway.
I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,625
Posted By Ste_S
Another vote for the 40mm f2.8

Another vote for the 40mm f2.8
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,189
Posted By Ste_S
Reminds me of Anton Corbijn when he panicked and...

Reminds me of Anton Corbijn when he panicked and bought all the Tri-X when Kodak were on the brink last time. His apartment was apparently taken over by freezers trying to store it all
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,720
Posted By Ste_S
I had (and regret selling) an e-p3. Those 12MP...

I had (and regret selling) an e-p3. Those 12MP sensors on the early digital pens were perfectly fine.

Get the Oly 17mm f2.8 pancake. The af is a bit clunky but it's a perfect match for those early...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-08-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By Ste_S
I've given up with film compacts mostly - small...

I've given up with film compacts mostly - small viewfinders, poor af, shutter lag, basic metering etc
The compact af SLRs like the Nikon F75 and Canon EOS 300x are small enough for me and are far...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 22,262
Posted By Ste_S
I give consumer C41 an extra third of a stop of...

I give consumer C41 an extra third of a stop of light just because they can take overexposure more than underexposure.
Normally you're not going to notice a difference, but hopefully it'll give me a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-07-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By Ste_S
That's the thing I think. As you yourself did,...

That's the thing I think. As you yourself did, people pay a lot of money for premium compacts. If parts were readily available I'd imagine they'd be a fair few people offering a repair service at a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-03-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By Ste_S
The most obvious answer is that Colorplus is...

The most obvious answer is that Colorplus is Kodacolor VR 200, out of the same (Chinese ?!) plant that sells the 100/400/800 variants to Lomo for their CN film.

Changing the subject slightly.. if...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-01-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,710
Posted By Ste_S
I wonder if Nikon have ever considered...

I wonder if Nikon have ever considered re-releasing the F or F2 ? 50th anniversary of the F2 in 2021 - and also my 50th birthday. Come on Nikon, make it happen !
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By Ste_S
Should of probably stated this is for film (F65,...

Should of probably stated this is for film (F65, F80, F4). I don't think the 300 and 400 work with film cameras.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By Ste_S
Nikon flash advice

I'm possibly looking for another Nikon speedlight to use on the street for low light/night time to take street portraits. For use with Nikon af cameras.

I'll probably be using on camera to start...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-30-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,125
Posted By Ste_S
That's not actually anything I said. No disdain...

That's not actually anything I said. No disdain for hipsters here.

I do however find it amusing the high prices that are being paid for cameras because they're fashionable, that also have the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-30-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,125
Posted By Ste_S
Depends.... does he want hipster approved cameras...

Depends.... does he want hipster approved cameras ? If not you can get a Canon EOS 300x + 40mm f2.8 pancake for $100. Small and is better in every way than a premium compact.

If needs a pocketable...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,508
Posted By Ste_S
Not really the case of the F100 anymore. They're...

Not really the case of the F100 anymore. They're becoming rarer to pick up and also getting expensive.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-26-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By Ste_S
That's great, not seen that one before

That's great, not seen that one before
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ste_S
Second F65 arrived today... and it's also get the...

Second F65 arrived today... and it's also get the reluctant autofocus problem. Not so much of a problem this time around though- payed £75 for the body, 28-80 G and 70-300 G. Lenses themselves are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,508
Posted By Ste_S
FM/E series always seemed pretty durable to...

FM/E series always seemed pretty durable to me

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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-25-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,403
Posted By Ste_S
Resurrected as Gruyaert is probably one of my...

Resurrected as Gruyaert is probably one of my favourite photographers.
Anyone seen the film ? Doesn't look as though it's available to legitimately stream/download, just available for dvd sales on...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-24-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By Ste_S
The manufacturer's jpg settings can give...

The manufacturer's jpg settings can give different outputs when comparing jpgs. If you're shooting RAW though it doesn't make a difference.
ISO performance in low light is also a thing, with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-24-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ste_S
Custom setting 11 option 4, no ? That Nikon...

Custom setting 11 option 4, no ?



That Nikon didn't produce an AF pancake is one of my few gripes. I keep a Canon EOS 300x body just to use with the 40mm f2.8 stm pancake.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-23-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By Ste_S
Yeah, I don't think camera sensor size makes much...

Yeah, I don't think camera sensor size makes much of a direct* impact on print size.
Lens sharpness, ISO and accurate focus are all more important.


*Indirectly smaller sensor sizes will have impact...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-23-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,754
Posted By Ste_S
Ko.Fe had it right on post #14. Get the 300x if...

Ko.Fe had it right on post #14. Get the 300x if you can, the last film camera introduced by Canon. That combo more or less invalidates every premium compact.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-22-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,343
Posted By Ste_S
On to my fourth roll of C200 now and just bought...

On to my fourth roll of C200 now and just bought a brick as I'm so impressed with it.

Also shot a roll of Superia X-tra 400 again for the first time in a while, and kinda disappointed with it. Not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,626
Posted By Ste_S
Yeah, absolutely. The Trip 35 I had was forever...

Yeah, absolutely. The Trip 35 I had was forever under exposing - either because the simple metering wasn't that good in the first place and/or the selenium cell was fading.
I now use a Voigtlander...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ste_S
I live in Birmingham, UK. The countries second...

I live in Birmingham, UK. The countries second biggest city. If I wanted to, I could readily obtain any of the batteries I need for my film cameras tomorrow (a Saturday). Film however.... there's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ste_S
Hmm. It appears your definition of cheap ($275)...

Hmm. It appears your definition of cheap ($275) isn't my definition of cheap (<£40).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By Ste_S
If taking a tripod and/or it's summer - Ektar and...

If taking a tripod and/or it's summer - Ektar and FP4
Otherwise - Fuji Pro 400h and HP5
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ste_S
You can also say some of that for film itself....

You can also say some of that for film itself.
I've not found batteries to be as fragile as you're suggesting, and carry spares as much as I would carry spare film.
Just bought a box of 10 CR123A...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-19-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Ste_S
As far as I'm aware G1's (along with most Kyocera...

As far as I'm aware G1's (along with most Kyocera Contax stuff) aren't repairable so only really left with buying another.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ste_S
I find the distrust of batteries and electronics...

I find the distrust of batteries and electronics amusing - especially for devices that rely on consumable supplies.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ste_S
The Canon EOS300x is very nice (the last film...

The Canon EOS300x is very nice (the last film camera introduced by Canon), and with the 40mm pancake it's tiny for a SLR.

There's two Minolta Dynax 5's sitting in my local charity shop which keep...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,806
Posted By Ste_S
Just checked and done the same here in the UK, up...

Just checked and done the same here in the UK, up to £18.90 from £15.
£6.30 a roil is still acceptable for me. Hopefully it doesn't go much higher than that as its the only thing that'll keep me...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ste_S
Not sure what point you're trying to make here ?...

Not sure what point you're trying to make here ? They're very different cameras. One is a former professional camera from the 70s, now collectors camera. The other is a consumer camera from the last...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,806
Posted By Ste_S
Lomo get a pass from me for their re-branding of...

Lomo get a pass from me for their re-branding of Kodacolor VR with the Lomo CN range. Sold at very affordable prices, especially the 800ISO version, which with the expensive Portra 800 are the only...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ste_S
At the least in the UK that's not accurate. Here...

At the least in the UK that's not accurate. Here you're looking at closer to £200 ($250) than $100.
An F80 is <£50 and F65/F75 <£30.

I got my F80 in the post yesterday and it's a really nice camera....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-14-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ste_S
The F65 will be back in the post tomorrow... in...

The F65 will be back in the post tomorrow... in the meantime couldn't spot any black F65 or F75 around, so ended up buying an F80 for not much more than the F65



Cheers, think I'll be picking up...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ste_S
Just as a word of warning to people considering...

Just as a word of warning to people considering the Nikon F5x/6x/7x cameras - there appears to be a problem with autofocus on some of them, which my F65 has developed.

On half press the meter will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By Ste_S
Why arenít the cameras on phones real cameras ?

Why arenít the cameras on phones real cameras ?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ste_S
What do people reckon is the best bang for the...

What do people reckon is the best bang for the buck Nikon kit lens for these ?
28-200 G ?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-13-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,695
Posted By Ste_S
Just in case you pick up your FE again, half...

Just in case you pick up your FE again, half shutter press doesnít lock exposure. Need to press the self timer towards the lens to do that
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By Ste_S
Phones don't just capture the footage (or still),...

Phones don't just capture the footage (or still), they can edit and publish on the same device. A photojournalists dream really.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By Ste_S
Chalk me down as another person who just uses...

Chalk me down as another person who just uses cameras for film and phones for digital
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ste_S
A quick initial impression of the F65 i got...

A quick initial impression of the F65 i got today

It's small for an af camera with built in motor drive and pop up flash, not far off the FE/M chasis size. Quite impressive really.

In black it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ste_S
F65 arrived today and it's not working quite...

F65 arrived today and it's not working quite right with my 50mm f1.8 af-d (which works fine on F801 and F4). Auto-focus doesn't always engage and I'm getting 'err' on aperture priority mode. Ideas...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-10-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,343
Posted By Ste_S
Thanks ! Fuji always seem to do nice reds, I like...

Thanks ! Fuji always seem to do nice reds, I like the reds on Fuji Pro 400h also.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,188
Posted By Ste_S
You would hope that it isn't past the realms of...

You would hope that it isn't past the realms of possibility for Fuji to restart the Klasse platform or Ricoh the film GR series.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,188
Posted By Ste_S
I guess it depends on what your classification of...

I guess it depends on what your classification of 'high end' is. Leica's are expensive and well built, but they're not high end in terms of technology. The plastic AF SLR is more high end in that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,188
Posted By Ste_S
I don't think an evf would help that much - with...

I don't think an evf would help that much - with digital it literally is wysiwyg, with film it's as much as an approximation as an ovf is.
Some of the advances in af with tracking and face/eye detect...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ste_S
I think the main thing for the af SLRs is that...

I think the main thing for the af SLRs is that they're more consistent with their results than manual focus and/or mechanical cameras. Autofocus, matrix meters and TTL flash remove user error;...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ste_S
Cheers. I have the broadly similar F801 which...

Cheers. I have the broadly similar F801 which will probably be on the way out as I just mostly shoot my F4 now I have a mb-20 for it.

After a lightweight camera that I'll just probably use a 50 or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ste_S
F65/F75 owners, your experience...

F65/F75 owners, your experience please.

Considering one of these as a light, cheap throw it in a bag camera for cycling etc.
Ticks most of my boxes apart from not being able to change ISO from the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,343
Posted By Ste_S
Some shots back from my first roll of C200 and...

Some shots back from my first roll of C200 and quite impressed. Colours are saturated, but without being overly so. Grain is quite fine.
It's sharp 'enough'. Nowhere near as sharp as something like...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,309
Posted By Ste_S
In a similar position myself. Not really happy...

In a similar position myself. Not really happy with my digitals (Oly e-m5.1 and Nikon D5200) for various reasons and want to consolidate to one camera.
D700 is very cheap these days, and would...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,343
Posted By Ste_S
Quite excited to get my roll of C200 back now,...

Quite excited to get my roll of C200 back now, took a number of street portraits on it - if they turn out as nice as some of the portraits on this page I'll be very happy
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Ste_S
Ask them what they want to use if for ? If a...

Ask them what they want to use if for ?
If a generic answer like 'better photos' or 'holiday, family, landscape etc', 9 times out of 10 they're usually better off sticking with their phones (or to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-01-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 991
Posted By Ste_S
Thanks to a very generous forumite I now just...

Thanks to a very generous forumite I now just have to think about which 50mm lens to purchase.
Not sure if to just dive in with the f1.4 Planar, or get the Yashica ML f1.7 while I'm trialling the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-01-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By Ste_S
It was Camera Kwanon...

It was Camera Kwanon originally

https://global.canon/en/news/2014/sep02e.html
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,056
Posted By Ste_S
I can shoot my Mamiya 645 hand held ok mostly...

I can shoot my Mamiya 645 hand held ok mostly sticking to the focal length/shutter speed rule.
The 70mm at 1/125s or faster is fine. The 210mm I'll probably aim for 1/500 if possible as I don't have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-29-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,343
Posted By Ste_S
Overexposed then I guess ? I was going to ask...

Overexposed then I guess ? I was going to ask what ISO you shot it at
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-28-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,343
Posted By Ste_S
^^^^^ That's really nice

^^^^^

That's really nice
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 991
Posted By Ste_S
Wow, that's an incredibly generous offer (and...

Wow, that's an incredibly generous offer (and timely). I was just coming on here to post that the sellers 167MT had sold whilst I was dithering. Not sure where you're based but i'm in the UK though...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 9,252
Posted By Ste_S
Another FE/M series fan. For me the original FE...

Another FE/M series fan. For me the original FE and FM in black with a bit of brassing are the best looking cameras around.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,502
Posted By Ste_S
^^^^ http://industrieplus.net/dxdatabase/ Databa...

^^^^

http://industrieplus.net/dxdatabase/

Database doesn't know for Lomo CN800, but says this for CN400. Which seems about right.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-26-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 991
Posted By Ste_S
Contax SLR itch - Recommendations please

I think I've reached the top of the GAS pile and found the 35mm cameras I'm most comfortable with - a Nikon F4, with a FE when I want something a bit lighter.

However, I have a Contax/Yashica itch...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,343
Posted By Ste_S
I find for consumer C41 films it's either down to...

I find for consumer C41 films it's either down to an ambitions box speed and/or a narrower latitude for under exposure that leads to the tell tale muddy shadows.

If you spot meter for the shadows at...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-25-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 66,753
Posted By Ste_S
It's generally the premium compacts that tend to...

It's generally the premium compacts that tend to have the hipster tax.
I'd rather have something like the Canon EOS 300x with the 40mm f2.8 pancake for about £100ish, which is better in every way...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,343
Posted By Ste_S
What do people reckon the true ISO of C200 is ?...

What do people reckon the true ISO of C200 is ? The muddy shadows is always something that puts me off consumer C41
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,291
Posted By Ste_S
The shutter speed selector around the lens mount...

The shutter speed selector around the lens mount kills the Nikkormats for me. Tried, but couldn't get used to it. Otherwise great bargains.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,220
Posted By Ste_S
You don't sound too dissimilar to me really, I...

You don't sound too dissimilar to me really, I ride a vintage track or road bike to go and shoot around my city. If I'm on my road bike then any standard camera bag will do (or just the camera itself...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 989
Posted By Ste_S
Nikon is easy - Bernard Plossu. Nikkormat, 50mm,...

Nikon is easy - Bernard Plossu. Nikkormat, 50mm, Tri-X.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 4,429
Posted By Ste_S
Whilst I probably won't be picking any up on...

Whilst I probably won't be picking any up on release this is great news for Fuji's commitment to film
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,212
Posted By Ste_S
I think I'm getting towards the point where I'm...

I think I'm getting towards the point where I'm happy enough with the iPhone to ditch a whole swathe of my camera collection.

A medium format camera for when I want to slow down and enjoy the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,212
Posted By Ste_S
Yeah, absolutely, for the vast majority of people...

Yeah, absolutely, for the vast majority of people there is no point in having a stand alone camera. Each advancement in phone hardware and software eats another chunk out of the traditional camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,183
Posted By Ste_S
Here you...

Here you go

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_image-sharing_websites

Instagram is the only game in town sadly. Making Instagram the shop window to your own website is probably the best you can...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,956
Posted By Ste_S
Interestingly Yodabashi rank their films by best...

Interestingly Yodabashi rank their films by best selling, for 120 (Brownie film in japanese !) its
https://www.yodobashi.com/category/19055/34561/53216/ranking/

1. Fuji Velvia 100
2. Fuji Pro...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,956
Posted By Ste_S
Interested in what markets 120 Fuji Pro 160 is...

Interested in what markets 120 Fuji Pro 160 is available in. Not available here in the UK, AG Photographic have it listed as discontinued by...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-08-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By Ste_S
If you don't mind loosing a manual focus ring,...

If you don't mind loosing a manual focus ring, the Panasonic 12-32mm pancake zoom is great. Turns most smaller bodied m4/3 cameras pocketable.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,183
Posted By Ste_S
I'm not sure what SmugMug's plan is for Flickr,...

I'm not sure what SmugMug's plan is for Flickr, but at the moment they seem to want to drive their user base away via price increases and software/network issues.
It's not a good sign when they...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 394
Posted By Ste_S
The camera has an electronic shutter and needs a...

The camera has an electronic shutter and needs a battery to fire it. Try it with a battery to see if the shutter closes.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-24-2019
Replies: 257
Views: 72,092
Posted By Ste_S
Some good photos in this thread, shame posting...

Some good photos in this thread, shame posting seems intermittent.

Voigtlšnder Vito II, Delta 400 pushed to 800

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32717045637_e56b1dafd3_z.jpg...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-21-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Ste_S
Thanks. I'll keep working at it with the...

Thanks. I'll keep working at it with the naphtha.

I put a roll through it today just to try shooting with it to see if its worth persevering with.... and had a blast shooting with it. Vito B's are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-21-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Ste_S
Sticky Leaf Shutter (Voigtlander Vito B)

Have been gifted a Voigtlander Vito B which had a frozen shutter.

It's no trouble to get access to the rear of the shutter on these, so put a couple of drops of naphtha on there which freed it up...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,925
Posted By Ste_S
Mirrors my recent trip to Barcelona. Just shot...

Mirrors my recent trip to Barcelona. Just shot with a Voigtlander Vito II during the day and my phone (which I also used for metering for the Vito) at night and had a blast.

For those interested,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,730
Posted By Ste_S
A zoom usually has a 50mm ;) Generally I'll walk...

A zoom usually has a 50mm ;)

Generally I'll walk around with a zoom set to 50mm then zoom in or out depending on if I want wide close up shots or tele shots for compression.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-20-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By Ste_S
Thanks, that kinda explains it. Have notice it on...

Thanks, that kinda explains it. Have notice it on other cameras also - the depth of field markings on a Nettar 75mm for example seem somewhat generous !

Your suggestion for using the dof markings...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-19-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By Ste_S
Voigtlander Vito depth of field markings

I have a Vito II and a B and the depth of field markings seem out of kilter with what should be expected for a 50mm lens.

For example, If I focus at 15ft on the Vito B, the depth of field markings...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,730
Posted By Ste_S
Old film cameras, either a 35 or 50mm. Modern...

Old film cameras, either a 35 or 50mm. Modern digital, a compact zoom - seems weird to limit yourself to one focal length with today's tech
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By Ste_S
I have seen them, from what I understand they're...

I have seen them, from what I understand they're for cavers who need the power from a bulb flash ? That they don't list prices on their website indicates that they're probably going to be expensive...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By Ste_S
Using Flash Bulbs in 2019

I've got a couple of folders (Zeiss Ikon Nettar, Voigtlander Vito II) that I'd like to try flash bulbs with. I know relatively little about them - the closest I've got previously was using flash...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,956
Posted By Ste_S
To be honest, they're got going to know what's...

To be honest, they're got going to know what's going on in Fuji in Japan.

Does seem though that Fuji's film cull has halted for now. I was expecting C200 and Superia X-tra 400 to go after they...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,852
Posted By Ste_S
I think you've missed the point somewhat

I think you've missed the point somewhat
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,852
Posted By Ste_S
I think Fuji is the main indicator of the health...

I think Fuji is the main indicator of the health of the film industry. If they start bringing back their B&W film and/or re-introducing something like the Klasse or the GA645 then we'll know we're in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,852
Posted By Ste_S
To be honest, I find your white knighting of the...

To be honest, I find your white knighting of the film industry to be just as misinformed.

The truth lies somewhere in between your and Ted Striker's view points.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 04-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,566
Posted By Ste_S
I'm used to using a Zeiss Ikon Nettar - pushing...

I'm used to using a Zeiss Ikon Nettar - pushing the film if needed to still shoot at f8-f11 minimum to get good depth of field. However that's for distance where i'm shooting at roughly 12ft to...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 04-08-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,566
Posted By Ste_S
@cassel I like those, especially 1,3 & 4. Nicely...

@cassel I like those, especially 1,3 & 4. Nicely done !

Impressed with your focussing on a viewfinder camera (and how sharp the Ib is), are you zone/guess focusing or using an external rangefinder ?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Ste_S
Your favourite colour film for post war folders ?

Sadly what would be my favourite film for viewfinder folders doesn't exist - Ektar 400. I love the colour palette, contrast and sharpness of Ektar through vintage lenses, but the 100ISO doesn't cut...
Forum: Travel 03-28-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By Ste_S
https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/ex...

https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibition/dave-heath-dialogues-solitudes

Is well worth a visit
Forum: Olympus RF 03-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 6,097
Posted By Ste_S
So just to refresh. My original point was that...

So just to refresh. My original point was that the XA can zone focus more accurately than the XA2 as you have control over depth of field.

Exposure for shadows is either done with the exposure...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By Ste_S
I've had zero problems with the AF on the F4 (and...

I've had zero problems with the AF on the F4 (and the F801), even at night it's been pretty good for grab shots on the street.

I even did a quick non-scientific test in focusing speed between the...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 6,097
Posted By Ste_S
Yeah, if you want to zone focus regardless of the...

Yeah, if you want to zone focus regardless of the camera you'll want a high ISO so you can keep the lens stopped down with a reasonable shutter speed.

In the UK at the moment 400ISO will get me...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 6,097
Posted By Ste_S
Yes... but you seem to have missed the point

Yes... but you seem to have missed the point
Forum: Olympus RF 03-26-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 6,097
Posted By Ste_S
Sorry to necro quote, but this isn't true is it...

Sorry to necro quote, but this isn't true is it ?

The XA2 etc suffer from the same problems that the Trip 35 has - it's a zone focusing camera where you have no control over aperture and thus don't...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ste_S
I like that the purists on one hand and the...

I like that the purists on one hand and the fashionistas on the other are so dismissive over AF SLRs, keeps them dirt cheap.
The semi pro models like the Nikon F801 and F90 are probably the best bang...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By Ste_S
Indeed, I'd rather shoot Gold for not much more...

Indeed, I'd rather shoot Gold for not much more money.
Mostly though it's Ultramax 400, Superia 400 or Lomo 800 in the low light UK for me at the moment.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,286
Posted By Ste_S
Indeed. Discussions about image quality are...

Indeed. Discussions about image quality are pointless unless you're also talking about final output. Pretty much anything can do a really nice A4 print and you don't have to spend a lot of money on a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,539
Posted By Ste_S
Another vote for the 50mm/f1.8G. It's cheap, fast...

Another vote for the 50mm/f1.8G. It's cheap, fast and sharp, what more do you need ?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,481
Posted By Ste_S
Rather than more B&W from Kodak (I'm perfectly...

Rather than more B&W from Kodak (I'm perfectly happy with Tri-X and TMax) I'd like some more C41, especially higher speed. I'd like Ektar in 400ISO and for Kodak to take back the 800ISO consumer film...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 4,998
Posted By Ste_S
From the looks of it Metz no longer make...

From the looks of it Metz no longer make something equivalent to 20 C-2. It's replacement is the 24 AF-1 which looks to be TTL only.

I'll keep an eye out for a used 20 C-2, but in the mean time is...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-29-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,474
Posted By Ste_S
Photos from your Canon Rangefinder

I don't think there is one of these threads ?
Anyway, much thanks to @archlich who suggested a Canon P when I was asking about a Leica IIIa vs Contax IIa here.
Having much fun shooting with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-24-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Posted By Ste_S
I complain about my home city (a lot), but it's...

I complain about my home city (a lot), but it's stuff like this that makes me grateful I've got two excellent labs, a so so 1hr lab and a community darkroom within 5 miles of my house
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-18-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Ste_S
35mm for Canon P options

On the lookout for a 35mm for a Canon P. Prefer a lens with character and sub £300.

Canon and Voigtlander are obviously options. The black Jupiter 12 may (?!) fit. How about the Leica Elmar and...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-14-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Ste_S
Olympus Trip 35 red flag intermittent.

The red flag on my Trip is becoming intermittent in low light (or when the lens cap is on). Pops up roughly 70% of the time in darkness/ lens cap on. Exposures still seem to be ok, anything I should...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,540
Posted By Ste_S
I'd disagree that the best street photos were...

I'd disagree that the best street photos were made in 50s/60s/70s.

Plenty of people taking excellent street photography now in the present day. Merel Schoneveld for one (@merel_schoneveld on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,379
Posted By Ste_S
The Canon P turned up today and fired a few...

The Canon P turned up today and fired a few frames off with it a lunch. Viewfinder is excellent, nice bright frame lines and patch works a treat.
Slow speeds are draggy, 1sec kind of just hangs...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,540
Posted By Ste_S
Whilst I like some of Erwitt's photos, I don't...

Whilst I like some of Erwitt's photos, I don't like him as much as Frank.

Frank for me is a realist - I love photographers who capture the essence of the street where you can almost smell and feel...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 890
Posted By Ste_S
Yup. It's also essentially free as you'll already...

Yup. It's also essentially free as you'll already have one.
There's a reason the digital p&s market died.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,309
Posted By Ste_S
Robert Blomfield - Scottish Street Photographer

https://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/Robert%20Blomfield%20Student%20Union.jpg

http://www.robertblomfield.co.uk

Robert Blomfield is a Scottish street photographer who was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,540
Posted By Ste_S
I wouldn't feel bad about starting another...

I wouldn't feel bad about starting another thread, I think most of us would be happy to talk about photobooks and photographers. Beats all the gear talk anyhoo.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,540
Posted By Ste_S
Yup, love Robert Frank. Big influence along with...

Yup, love Robert Frank. Big influence along with Moriyama, Plossu and Larrain

Fans of The Americans should check out another couple of books. Robert Depardon's USA book blew me away when I flicked...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-08-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,379
Posted By Ste_S
Yeah absolutely. I mostly shoot with Nikon F4 or...

Yeah absolutely. I mostly shoot with Nikon F4 or F801, matrix meter, program mode, auto focus. Never misses a beat.

Sometimes though it's just nice to try something else ;)

Re 50mm vs 28/35mm. I've...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,379
Posted By Ste_S
I have made a purchase ! The Contax was perhaps...

I have made a purchase !

The Contax was perhaps the romantic choice, but in the end practicality won out and I've purchased the Canon P. Looking forward to it arriving !



Same, 50mm works well for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,379
Posted By Ste_S
Thanks for the replies folks. Not too worried...

Thanks for the replies folks. Not too worried about uncoated lenses especially with B&W. Have had a lot fun in the past shooting a Zeiss Ikon Nettar with B&W film with zero issues.
At the moment,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,379
Posted By Ste_S
Funnily enough I use an F4s at the moment. It's...

Funnily enough I use an F4s at the moment. It's perfect for night - the heft/dampening of it means I can get away with shooting slower shutter speeds than I can on other SLRs, and the matrix meter...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,379
Posted By Ste_S
Contax IIa vs Leica IIIa as P&S for street.

Considering picking up a classic rangefinder for street to use as a P&S (zone focus, set average exposure and let film latitude take the strain).

Screw mount Leica or Contax are within my budget, M...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-06-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 3,981
Posted By Ste_S
Picked up a Fuji DL-500 yesterday. Considering...

Picked up a Fuji DL-500 yesterday. Considering it's quite cheap, am quite impressed. 28mm f3.5 OR 45mm f5.5. Flash Auto, Fill Flash or off. Infinity focus. +2 stop exposure compensation. (Partial ?)...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-03-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,684
Posted By Ste_S
I think the true test for Fuji being serious...

I think the true test for Fuji being serious about film production would be re-launching it's B&W range. Not a website done by it's North American arm.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-30-2018
Replies: 631
Views: 160,925
Posted By Ste_S
Nikon Lite Touch 70w, HP5 shot at 400 and pushed...

Nikon Lite Touch 70w, HP5 shot at 400 and pushed one stop in dev (XTOL).
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-30-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,159
Posted By Ste_S
To be honest I think the project has quietly...

To be honest I think the project has quietly died. Hope I'm wrong though...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-27-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 3,981
Posted By Ste_S
With the bottom falling out of the digital...

With the bottom falling out of the digital compact market and the prices of premium film compacts skyrocketing, surely one of the manufacturers must be looking at reviving a film compact model ?...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-20-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 16,302
Posted By Ste_S
Loving the work in this thread, especially this...

Loving the work in this thread, especially this one.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-20-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,746
Posted By Ste_S
I think the 1 in 10,000 figure is being generous...

I think the 1 in 10,000 figure is being generous to be honest. Majority of photography is done with phones, shared to social media and not printed. Hobbyist photographers stuff mostly lives on their...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-14-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,684
Posted By Ste_S
I hope you're right, but a lot of your posting...

I hope you're right, but a lot of your posting looks like white knighting for Fuji as you're a fan.

All we can do is look at the facts. Fuji has been culling film stocks over the past few years....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-09-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3,050
Posted By Ste_S
For film, I mostly shoot on a Nikon F4s and F801,...

For film, I mostly shoot on a Nikon F4s and F801, both on matrix metering and program hi (I prefer faster shutter speeds over depth of field) and auto-focus. Never misses a beat in all sorts of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-08-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3,050
Posted By Ste_S
Yeah, absolutely. Nobody cares about your craft...

Yeah, absolutely. Nobody cares about your craft or camera's settings when they look at your photos.

I admire the craft of people back in the day who used to hand hold slow film with narrow latitude...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-06-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,684
Posted By Ste_S
I'm not sure what it's like in the rest of the...

I'm not sure what it's like in the rest of the world, but here in the UK it seems as though Fuji are actively trying not to get their films sold.

There's an interview with Matt from Ag Photographic...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-03-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,684
Posted By Ste_S
It's a shame. I'd shoot the crap out of Natura...

It's a shame. I'd shoot the crap out of Natura 1600 and Neopan 400/1600 if Fuji still made them (and exported then to the UK). I realise I'm probably in a minority for demand of those though.

It'd...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Ste_S
https://www.martinparrfoundation.org/ Martin...

https://www.martinparrfoundation.org/

Martin Parr foundation is in Bristol, 1h20m on the train from London if you don't mind traveling
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,875
Posted By Ste_S
They're going about it in a weird way for sure,...

They're going about it in a weird way for sure, announcing stuff that's going to push people away rather than bringing more people in.

I'd love it if they could turn the platform around and attract...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-01-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 3,033
Posted By Ste_S
For getting closer to your subject I find Giacomo...

For getting closer to your subject I find Giacomo Brunelli's stuff quite inspiring for when I'm in a creative slump and not sure what to photography in the city. Just something simple like a man in a...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-31-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,916
Posted By Ste_S
Surely it all depends on file size and level of...

Surely it all depends on file size and level of processing ?

I edit on a MacBook Air with i5 and 4GB RAM with zero issues - but then I'm working on 35mm scans and 16MP m4/3 RAW files
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 3,033
Posted By Ste_S
I live in Birmingham, UK and it's mostly overcast...

I live in Birmingham, UK and it's mostly overcast skies with flat light. B&W for sure is easier to shoot in these conditions, and I mostly push Tri-X to 1600 to give extra contrast.

If you want to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 3,033
Posted By Ste_S
Agree. There's always something to shoot, what is...

Agree. There's always something to shoot, what is often lacking is inspiration and imagination.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Ste_S
You can select Program High which sacrifices...

You can select Program High which sacrifices depth of field for faster shutter speed. It was designed for longer lenses, but it's my preferred mode most of the time on my F801 and now F4 regardless...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Ste_S
Nikon F4 - Program Shift ?

I think I already know the answer to this - is there a program shift function on the Nikon F4 ?

It's not mentioned in the manual so I guess no - but just wanted to check in case I've missed anything...
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