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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 2,468
Posted By ReeRay
Living where I do I buy most of my equipment from...

Living where I do I buy most of my equipment from the Japanese ebay sellers and I'll state that in 10 years I've yet to have any complaints. As others have stated, their descriptions are accurate and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-23-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By ReeRay
Minolta MutiPro clean

Can anybody advise how I access the mirror and more importantly how I clean it. I'm aware that no physical contact should be made but maybe a quick anti-static blow off would remove the debris I'm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,839
Posted By ReeRay
Hexar RF and AF and flash guidance I found very...

Hexar RF and AF and flash guidance I found very useful.

Like the new site btw.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By ReeRay
I use an M6 TTL with the 0.58 Magnification...

I use an M6 TTL with the 0.58 Magnification specifically because I wear glasses. My diopter needs are not available. Again, 35mm is my preferred focal length. At 71 years of age I ain't got enough...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,129
Posted By ReeRay
As a recent buyer of an M3 I'll add my slant. My...

As a recent buyer of an M3 I'll add my slant. My prime requirement was a recently (proven) CLA, via a recognised technician, and with no damage and all working correctly. I searched for some time and...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-24-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,247
Posted By ReeRay
Keep 'em coming Chris. Everything I know about...

Keep 'em coming Chris. Everything I know about scanning came from your site. It's a permanent bookmark. Thanks a lot.
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-24-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,247
Posted By ReeRay
Excellent review. The only thing I would add is...

Excellent review. The only thing I would add is the WYSIWYG facility with mirrorless digital cameras. No guesswork there or metering inaccuracies.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By ReeRay
It's quite bright and sunny over here and I use...

It's quite bright and sunny over here and I use my Hexar AF a lot, but you're sure to need an ND filter as others have said. Great camera, sparkling IQ. Go for it.

P.s. You'll need to download the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-03-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 2,930
Posted By ReeRay
Cropping. That's were the bigger megapixels come...

Cropping. That's were the bigger megapixels come in handy. I can pull a section from my A7r images and equal my full frame 24mp image. Gives me a lot of extra options if I get caught with the wrong...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-10-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 12,215
Posted By ReeRay
levels. Used three pionts for colour, black and...

levels. Used three pionts for colour, black and white, tuned with sliders.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-10-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 12,215
Posted By ReeRay
Invert>auto tone>auto color>Levels to fine tune....

Invert>auto tone>auto color>Levels to fine tune. Finish.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4585/26548902159_304498177b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gs34Ep)171004-TestBox-Fuji200-SonyNoFilter-DSC9558...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-01-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By ReeRay
Pec 12 solvent and pads. Been using it for years....

Pec 12 solvent and pads. Been using it for years. Highly recommended
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-17-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,904
Posted By ReeRay
If that lot was in Thailand I'll take it all....

If that lot was in Thailand I'll take it all. Impossible to get here and shipping it in would be astronomical.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-13-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By ReeRay
The EVF blackout is horrible, as is the dreadful...

The EVF blackout is horrible, as is the dreadful "clunk" after each shot. I hate it. I sold it. I only ever used it for "seeing" my ZM 25mm and in the end I purchased the dedicated viewfinder and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-04-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,855
Posted By ReeRay
Leica recommended isopropyl for wet cleaning and...

Leica recommended isopropyl for wet cleaning and having tried every other product I agree. I don't bother with the 100% proof as I find that the 70%, commonly available from most pharmacies, works...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By ReeRay
Only recently sold "The magic drainpipe" - Canon...

Only recently sold "The magic drainpipe" - Canon 80-200 f2.8 L parfocal. Bought new back end of the 80s and after years of heavy use the AF motor died on me. Great lens.
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-28-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,989
Posted By ReeRay
Wonderful images.

Wonderful images.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 4,815
Posted By ReeRay
Yes. FYI the rear upper scroll wheel is what...

Yes. FYI the rear upper scroll wheel is what adjusts the magnification, giving either 1x, 5x or 10x whilst looking through the EVF, or liveview. As you then focus, the peaking and magnification...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 4,815
Posted By ReeRay
Use it. Set the focus peeking and 5x...

Use it. Set the focus peeking and 5x magnification and away you go.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 4,815
Posted By ReeRay
With regards to focusing and possible...

With regards to focusing and possible misalignment why not see if you can borrow an EVF. This will enable easier wide open focusing and determine whether focus issues are relevant.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-12-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By ReeRay
I use my ZM 35mm a great deal on a Fuji XT-1 via...

I use my ZM 35mm a great deal on a Fuji XT-1 via the Fuji adapter. Equates to a 50mm FOV. Fabulous colours and "pop".
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-09-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,206
Posted By ReeRay
I have to remind myself to use my Leica M240, I...

I have to remind myself to use my Leica M240, I have to remember to give my M6 a rest!

I shoot film, both 135 and 120 because of its "look". Despite all the digital apps available to reproduce the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-09-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,244
Posted By ReeRay
Try...

Try here

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148962

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=159396
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-07-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 9,999
Posted By ReeRay
Arrived today. I've found that using my Fuji XT-1...

Arrived today. I've found that using my Fuji XT-1 with a Summicron 50mm, 1:1 mask and the "C" extension tube enables me to fill the frame. The results are extremely impressive and close to my Minolta...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-26-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 4,308
Posted By ReeRay
Minolta flash meter v1 which I've owned forever....

Minolta flash meter v1 which I've owned forever. Fits in a belt mounted pouch. Of the choices given I also use the Sekonic L308 S. Phone app I favour Lux Pro.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2017
Replies: 3,008
Views: 731,562
Posted By ReeRay
@ starkkarim - superb

@ starkkarim - superb
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-21-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 9,999
Posted By ReeRay
Thank you for the response. Very interesting and...

Thank you for the response. Very interesting and much appreciated.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-20-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 9,999
Posted By ReeRay
Timely. I've just acquired a Beoon and intend to...

Timely. I've just acquired a Beoon and intend to scan my 35mm (only) negs using either a Leica M240 or a Fuji X-T1. The latter of course with its M mount adapter. In choosing a suitable lens I'm a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 3,426
Posted By ReeRay
Impact. That's what does it for me. I don't care...

Impact. That's what does it for me. I don't care if it's technically perfect, or what camera/lens was used, or indeed whether it's colour or monotone. If it's got impact, it's worked. The image can...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,301
Posted By ReeRay
R.I.P Tom. You made the world of photography so...

R.I.P Tom. You made the world of photography so much better.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By ReeRay
Excellent result. Well done

Excellent result. Well done
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-12-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,427
Posted By ReeRay
Contax RX - can live with it all day and every day

Contax RX - can live with it all day and every day
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-12-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 5,356
Posted By ReeRay
Good series. Having lived in Oxfordshire for many...

Good series. Having lived in Oxfordshire for many a year I'm really enjoying this.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,273
Posted By ReeRay
I use precisely the combination you outline I.e....

I use precisely the combination you outline I.e. 28mm on my G2 and 50mm on my M6. I shoot street mainly and find this combination perfect although periodically I'll attach the 21mm Biogon to the G2....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-16-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By ReeRay
^ agreed that you need to hit the set button...

^ agreed that you need to hit the set button button to affix your selection.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-28-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By ReeRay
I'm with Keith on that one. For general use on my...

I'm with Keith on that one. For general use on my M240 I'm comfortable using the RF patch but happy to resort to the EVF for critical focusing. Best of both worlds for a 70 year old spectacle wearer.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-22-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,709
Posted By ReeRay
The Hexanon 90mm is pretty much glued to my Fuji...

The Hexanon 90mm is pretty much glued to my Fuji X-T1. Fabulous rendering and colours.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-14-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,585
Posted By ReeRay
^^^ and yet another "keep shooting" vote. If it...

^^^ and yet another "keep shooting" vote. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2016
Replies: 99
Views: 7,017
Posted By ReeRay
Anything Fan Ho owned - hoping just a miniscule...

Anything Fan Ho owned - hoping just a miniscule amount of vision passed through to me.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-10-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,844
Posted By ReeRay
M6 TTL 0.58 35mm Summilux FLE Hexar RF.......... ...

M6 TTL 0.58 35mm Summilux FLE
Hexar RF.......... Ditto
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-23-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 5,993
Posted By ReeRay
Just wait until they try taking a selfie or...

Just wait until they try taking a selfie or asking their mates to snap a shot off with an RF patch to focus! Most of the Thai girls I see never venture beyond that level.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-05-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,543
Posted By ReeRay
Brilliant. Easy to see why you won. Enjoy your...

Brilliant. Easy to see why you won. Enjoy your prize.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-30-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 11,795
Posted By ReeRay
I have my dream...

I have my dream combination.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1689/24543914171_e31368ab0e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DoRYzZ)Leica M 240 and Summilux 35mm f1.4 FLE (https://flic.kr/p/DoRYzZ) by Ray Evans...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 5,273
Posted By ReeRay
I don't know if these are of any use to you but...

I don't know if these are of any use to you but happy to help out if you wish

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157667035429970

PM me if you wish

Ray
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,655
Posted By ReeRay
Agree about the revamp taking a lot from what...

Agree about the revamp taking a lot from what previously was a very easy site to work with and navigate. The biggest complaint I have is the deletion of the groups I was a member of. Previously...
Forum: Travel 01-21-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 6,890
Posted By ReeRay
I do indeed shoot film in both 35mm and 120. Like...

I do indeed shoot film in both 35mm and 120. Like yourself almost exclusively XP-2.
Forum: Travel 01-21-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 6,890
Posted By ReeRay
Well written article and bang on advice. Some of...

Well written article and bang on advice. Some of the repair and vintage camera outlets you highlight are unknown to me and I'll certainly visit them. Btw, talking about film availability, the biggest...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-29-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 8,229
Posted By ReeRay
Sandisk extreme pro class 10 95 mb/s from day one...

Sandisk extreme pro class 10 95 mb/s from day one in my M and never a problem. Startup is 2/3 seconds max. I'm still using the same card 2 years later and I'm a heavy shooter. Why such a high...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-24-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,743
Posted By ReeRay
Very impressive

Very impressive
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-31-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,592
Posted By ReeRay
Full external editing is available with Capture...

Full external editing is available with Capture One.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,592
Posted By ReeRay
I've used Capture One from it's first interation...

I've used Capture One from it's first interation and find it very good for the Fuji X-trans files.

Here's my Flickr album of Fuji files all processed in C1 and my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,231
Posted By ReeRay
I've been using this outlet for some years now,...

I've been using this outlet for some years now, reasonably close to you. Not sure how his prices stack up against Japanese stores but may be of interest.

http://stores.ebay.com/filmcarnival/

Hope...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-06-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 3,491
Posted By ReeRay
That's just how I imagined him. He did some work...

That's just how I imagined him. He did some work on my ancient 3.5f some years back and it sure does sing. Great shots. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-17-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 8,507
Posted By ReeRay
I passed my M240 to my local dealer for the strap...

I passed my M240 to my local dealer for the strap lug replacement (under warranty) on the 15th May. 2 weeks ago I received a memo from Leica Germany informing me that the camera was scheduled for...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-16-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,814
Posted By ReeRay
On my M240 - 75mm f2.5 VC colour Heliar and 90mm...

On my M240 - 75mm f2.5 VC colour Heliar and 90mm F2.8 Hexanon. The Heliar is just so easy to nail focus using the RF patch with stellar sharpness, OOF and colour. The Hexanon needs the EVF to nail it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By ReeRay
It's been some time since I shot Velvia but IIRC...

It's been some time since I shot Velvia but IIRC overexposing by 1/3rd (rated 32 ISO) was better for scanning purposes. Less contrasty.

As I say. That's how I remember it.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-18-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,899
Posted By ReeRay
Ilford XP-2 for me. Stays very flat and IMHO the...

Ilford XP-2 for me. Stays very flat and IMHO the easiest film to scan.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-08-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 13,865
Posted By ReeRay
Done the wallet draining Ferrari, Porsche, BMW...

Done the wallet draining Ferrari, Porsche, BMW and Jaguar thing. Cost a fortune and lost a packet on re-sale. Now shooting a Leica m240!

Do we ever learn?
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-08-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,287
Posted By ReeRay
^^ Yes you will. I wear glasses and have no...

^^ Yes you will. I wear glasses and have no problem
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-19-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,804
Posted By ReeRay
This can also be adjusted to either 1x, 5x or 10x...

This can also be adjusted to either 1x, 5x or 10x via the scroll wheel. Personally I find 5x better.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-19-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,804
Posted By ReeRay
Keith - when focusing you can use the rear scroll...

Keith - when focusing you can use the rear scroll wheel to adjust Magnification. The latest firmware activated this function. Also, what I find most useful is by using full manual exposure, I.e. not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,340
Posted By ReeRay
My local lab recently decided that they no longer...

My local lab recently decided that they no longer process E6 and without reference to me processed mine as C41. Try as I might I could do nothing with the colours but converting to black and white...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-31-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 7,193
Posted By ReeRay
I have an M240 and two friends also with the...

I have an M240 and two friends also with the camera. It's surprising over here how many of the younger Thai generation (I'm a westerner) also have the camera.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-21-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,919
Posted By ReeRay
Excellent - thanks for sharing.

Excellent - thanks for sharing.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-20-2014
Replies: 240
Views: 157,164
Posted By ReeRay
Ex-pat Brit (Stratford Upon Avon) retired to...

Ex-pat Brit (Stratford Upon Avon) retired to Thailand.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 5,375
Posted By ReeRay
+1 as per "noisycheese" I was in exactly this...

+1 as per "noisycheese" I was in exactly this situation and the M240 was the choice.

Totally satisfied and absolutely no regrets.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-10-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,879
Posted By ReeRay
I haven't used the EVF as of yet but have just...

I haven't used the EVF as of yet but have just ordered one as I'm struggling with focus accuracy on the 90mm and clueless with what I'm capturing with anything wider than a 35mm. But that's the...
Forum: Off Topic 05-10-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,700
Posted By ReeRay
That's assuming you had $6,000 in the first...

That's assuming you had $6,000 in the first place. If not, you've nothing to spend on travel and you've just slung your Nokton. Conversely, I've just sold my Noctilux for $8,000 and sure have enough...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2014
Replies: 766
Views: 112,524
Posted By ReeRay
Good stuff. Very interesting. I'm almost next...

Good stuff. Very interesting. I'm almost next door but have never made the trip.

Now I am very tempted.
Forum: Off Topic 05-09-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,700
Posted By ReeRay
In some respects he's right. On another forum a...

In some respects he's right. On another forum a member succinctly stated "Leica glass is akin to money in the bank earning interest and you're using it daily". But of course that's purely the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-09-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,879
Posted By ReeRay
double post

double post
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-09-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,879
Posted By ReeRay
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7334/12698640305_2e...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7334/12698640305_2e1f92e5c9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/km8Rme)L1005465 (https://flic.kr/p/km8Rme) by rayevans412 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-09-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,879
Posted By ReeRay
The M240 is my first digital Leica so I have no...

The M240 is my first digital Leica so I have no comparisons with it's predecessors although I've been using the film M's for many years. It took me a long time to sort out the colours and profiles...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
Posted By ReeRay
Not sure about the X100s but on my X-E1 I use...

Not sure about the X100s but on my X-E1 I use this case. Absolutely brilliant for ease of access to both the battery and SD card. I've been using it (daily) for 18months now and can confirm build...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-19-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 10,242
Posted By ReeRay
Thanks for posting that. The red edges problem...

Thanks for posting that. The red edges problem has been a real PITA for me on my Type 240.

Very grateful for your input
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-14-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 4,482
Posted By ReeRay
+1 on the Heliar 75mm f2.5. I use one on my M240....

+1 on the Heliar 75mm f2.5. I use one on my M240. Dead easy to focus where I reckon my hit rate is 95%. Sharp throughout the range also. Well worth considering.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-30-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3,775
Posted By ReeRay
Buy it. I waited a long time for the 240 to...

Buy it. I waited a long time for the 240 to become available in Thailand and couldn't get any dates for delivery. Then last year a used model (2000 actuations) landed on the dealers counter. I paid...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-11-2014
Replies: 182
Views: 35,403
Posted By ReeRay
+1 - impressive.

+1 - impressive.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-06-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
Posted By ReeRay
I think the race to the bottom is over.

I think the race to the bottom is over.
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-05-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 24,902
Posted By ReeRay
As I sit here typing this response my Minolta...

As I sit here typing this response my Minolta Multi Pro is chugging away scanning 24 rolls of 120 Acros and I'm loving every moment of it.

Yea, I still shoot film but it's digital for colour.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-28-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,327
Posted By ReeRay
Nice work Aaron and an interesting variation of...

Nice work Aaron and an interesting variation of subjects. Very much enjoyed your website and well presented.

Thanks for sharing
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-07-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 7,721
Posted By ReeRay
How else can I remember and re-vist all the...

How else can I remember and re-vist all the interesting things I see daily if I don't photograph them? But more importantly, and as someone else mentioned, photography taught me to see, and not just...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-01-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By ReeRay
$54 off eBay.

$54 off eBay.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-01-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By ReeRay
Haven't used your method simply because I don't...

Haven't used your method simply because I don't have an air purifier however previously using a conventional rocket blower I too failed to remove all dust. I then acquired a Visible Dust anti- static...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-12-2013
Replies: 182
Views: 35,403
Posted By ReeRay
Precisely my reasoning and indeed I possess the...

Precisely my reasoning and indeed I possess the same lenses.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-25-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,211
Posted By ReeRay
Capture One Pro v7 for me although I agree that...

Capture One Pro v7 for me although I agree that the sharpening and saturation needs to be reduced a lot. However, for extracting detail it reigns supreme IMHO. Very intuitive interface enables me to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-22-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,761
Posted By ReeRay
I may be wrong but that looks like the 2012 sale...

I may be wrong but that looks like the 2012 sale and not the current offering.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-22-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,047
Posted By ReeRay
XP on Windows and 10.5.8 on a Mac I'm not going...

XP on Windows and 10.5.8 on a Mac

I'm not going to be particularly helpful here but I remember some time back seeing this problem on the 'net and it transpired to be a Vuescan setting and not a...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-16-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,808
Posted By ReeRay
Capture One Pro V7. Really excellent RAW...

Capture One Pro V7. Really excellent RAW processor for X-trans file.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-14-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,205
Posted By ReeRay
Last week or so very sluggish but things now...

Last week or so very sluggish but things now seemed to have improved.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-14-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 5,157
Posted By ReeRay
Those 3 images look gorgeous - I'm really warming...

Those 3 images look gorgeous - I'm really warming to the MM which is bloody dangerous because I can't afford it!

But you only live once eh?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-14-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By ReeRay
Agree with you entirely. Excellent photography.

Agree with you entirely. Excellent photography.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 5,603
Posted By ReeRay
M6 TTL and 50mm 'Cron for my 65th birthday...

M6 TTL and 50mm 'Cron for my 65th birthday present to myself.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-06-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,236
Posted By ReeRay
Went through the same deliberations sometime back...

Went through the same deliberations sometime back and, as a spectacle wearer, elected an M6TTL 0.58 coupled with a Zeiss 25mm 2.8, 35mm 2.8 and Summicron 50mm. Took a while to hone my focusing, but...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-05-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By ReeRay
Take a look at this link which may...

Take a look at this link which may help

http://www.fineart-photography.com/bwfilter.html
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-27-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,318
Posted By ReeRay
An opinion that I always try to keep in mind. I...

An opinion that I always try to keep in mind. I think I read it on this forum.

"Color's what you see, black and white's what you get"

I shoot in color simply because that's what's in front of me,...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-25-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,463
Posted By ReeRay
I'm hoping that eventually Fuji will release a...

I'm hoping that eventually Fuji will release a full frame X Trans sensor, at which point my DSLR equipment will be off loaded and it'll be game over for me.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-25-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,463
Posted By ReeRay
Agree Capture One as a RAW processor. I use it...

Agree Capture One as a RAW processor. I use it for all my RAW files. I never shoot jpegs and have no interest in doing so when a RAW file is available.

I don't have a Leica but comparing at ISO...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 19,565
Posted By ReeRay
I voted most of it but in reality it's all of it....

I voted most of it but in reality it's all of it. I'm also very lucky living here in Thailand as one of the biggest film suppliers on eBay (films-festival) is based here in Bangkok. A phone call to...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-29-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,975
Posted By ReeRay
Here's a link I find to be very...

Here's a link I find to be very informative.

http://www.fineart-photography.com/bwfilter.html

Personally I almost always have a medium yellow attached and periodically use an orange when the scene...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,080
Posted By ReeRay
Just undertaking the same task and have elected...

Just undertaking the same task and have elected to use Smugmug at $150 p.a.

Good support, ability to sell and excellent presentation potential. Images look really good on their site and use of a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-20-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 8,090
Posted By ReeRay
As I asked 4 days ago - what has gone wrong...

As I asked 4 days ago - what has gone wrong exactly?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-16-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 8,090
Posted By ReeRay
Google the Minolta Multi Pro User group. You'll...

Google the Minolta Multi Pro User group. You'll need a Yahoo account only. Some very helpful folk there who may be able to help. You say it's " stopped working", what exactly happened. I have a Multi...
Forum: Photo Software 05-10-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 17,591
Posted By ReeRay
As you state Bob " it depends". It depends on any...

As you state Bob " it depends". It depends on any future Windows/Mac OS upgrades recognizing the "old" Photoshop version.
Forum: Photo Software 05-10-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 17,591
Posted By ReeRay
They will have anticipated the reactions. That's...

They will have anticipated the reactions. That's a given.

I fear that in the interim they will ignore the chatter and only a significant failure of subscribers to the new subscription arrangement...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-08-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,434
Posted By ReeRay
Totally agree with Peter here. The Panasonic GF1...

Totally agree with Peter here. The Panasonic GF1 was THE definitive 12mp in it's day. However, for a few bucks more, and as others have stated, the later model 16mp GX1 is far superior.
Forum: Photo Software 05-08-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 17,591
Posted By ReeRay
[QUOTE=Ranchu;2135380]So, how long before Adobe...

[QUOTE=Ranchu;2135380]So, how long before Adobe tries to rights grab use of anything on their cloud, like instagram, google, and Britain.

This is the element that concerns me the most. As a stock...
Forum: Photo Software 05-07-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 17,591
Posted By ReeRay
What's the betting that Lightroom is next?

What's the betting that Lightroom is next?
Forum: Photo Software 05-07-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 17,591
Posted By ReeRay
Should I elect ( and I doubt I will) to subscribe...

Should I elect ( and I doubt I will) to subscribe to CC, this would seemingly be impossible as Adobe refuse to accept credit card transactions from Thailand. When recently purchasing CS6 I needed to...
Forum: Photo Software 05-07-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 17,591
Posted By ReeRay
Look where I live! I could have taken the "other"...

Look where I live! I could have taken the "other" route and saved $1200 which is the rip-off cost to Asian customers. But no, "I'll play fair"........ Unlike Adobe eh!

As others have pointed out,...
Forum: Photo Software 05-07-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 17,591
Posted By ReeRay
Adobe taking the p**s

Having just spent a small fortune purchasing Adobe CS6 Creative Suite I was not amused to discover this thread today. Talk about taking the p**s!

http://m.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=29809
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-29-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 9,221
Posted By ReeRay
Retired 13 years ago at age 54. "Hello pension -...

Retired 13 years ago at age 54. "Hello pension - goodbye tension".

Love every minute of every day. No diary, no problems, no deadlines and all the time in the world to indulge in photography. And I...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-12-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,032
Posted By ReeRay
Early days for me having only just purchased the...

Early days for me having only just purchased the 6TB version, but on my Mac with Thunderbolt, and Time Machine, the backup speed is phenomenal. I've been using WD backups for many a year now and can...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-08-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,593
Posted By ReeRay
Agree "Willie" 23/1.4 and 56/1.4 and a 90/2...

Agree "Willie" 23/1.4 and 56/1.4 and a 90/2 wouldn't go amiss!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By ReeRay
That doesn't seem too bad. Using my Minolta Multi...

That doesn't seem too bad. Using my Minolta Multi Pro, FireWire, ICE, 4800 dpi and 4x pass I would expect to complete in 4 hours. i.e. 8/9 minutes per scan plus loading and basic adjustments.

The...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-01-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,430
Posted By ReeRay
+1 I'm in that camp. With you all the way....

+1

I'm in that camp. With you all the way.

P.S. Currently "chaffing at the bit" :)
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-07-2013
Replies: 316
Views: 102,202
Posted By ReeRay
Don't have the Fuji equivalent so can't compare.

Don't have the Fuji equivalent so can't compare.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By ReeRay
You can adjust either the aperture or the shutter...

You can adjust either the aperture or the shutter speed or a combination of both to compensate for the filter factor but, as others have stated, the easiest course is to adjust the ISO setting as you...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-25-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 4,602
Posted By ReeRay
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8064/8220151566_1535...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8064/8220151566_1535749e90_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/f4foto_grafs/8220151566/)

I prefer to just "get in amongst 'em and snap away"

M6 50 'Cron...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2012
Replies: 100
Views: 5,923
Posted By ReeRay
+1 for a great story Harry. They should make a...

+1 for a great story Harry.

They should make a film from that :D
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-17-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,403
Posted By ReeRay
very nice images on the Flickr site. Try to get...

very nice images on the Flickr site.

Try to get your hands on the 21mm. Sharpest lens I've ever used. Not cheap these days but well worth the investment believe me.

I love my G2 so much I have 2...
Forum: Travel 11-08-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,543
Posted By ReeRay
Just come back from a month in the north and it...

Just come back from a month in the north and it was great. A visit to the hill tribes of Chiang Mai is not to be missed. Photo opportunities galore. Amazing cultural differences and lifestyles...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 4,707
Posted By ReeRay
On average I shoot 1 roll per day of 35mm and...

On average I shoot 1 roll per day of 35mm and sadly only 1 roll per week 120. I really must lift up my 120 use. Film is cheap here and so is Pro Lab developing. Just got back from 3 weeks travelling...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-26-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,666
Posted By ReeRay
For me it's Capture One every time. The keystone...

For me it's Capture One every time. The keystone correction and the light falloff tools are fantastic, and the local adjustment tool is a Godsend. All really speed up my workflow. Colour correction...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By ReeRay
Gated community complex - Ex UK armed forces...

Gated community complex - Ex UK armed forces personnel!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By ReeRay
Thai wife - no speeky Inglish!

Thai wife - no speeky Inglish!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By ReeRay
Price ya gear!

Pretty crap weather here lately and out of sheer boredom I decided to catalog and price up my gear. Jeeze, I nearly had a seizure! Based on "fire sale" prices my gear acquisition over the last few...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-25-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By ReeRay
Thanks for the advice and good point about the...

Thanks for the advice and good point about the parallax correction. may i ask, do you believe this may be an issue/problem and if so, how?

Appreciate any advice
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By ReeRay
M lens advice sought

I'm currently shooting an M6 TTL 0.58 with 35mm and 50mm focal lengths. I'm considering a 24mm to go wider and although no framelines are available for this lens I believe that using the full...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By ReeRay
Maybe this link can...

Maybe this link can help

http://www.gdgphoto.com/articles/08-moving_a_Lightroom_file_repository.pdf
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,141
Posted By ReeRay
Saw this on another forum. Sums it all up. A...

Saw this on another forum. Sums it all up.

A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered the front door the host said ‘I love your pictures – they’re wonderful; you must have...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-26-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 6,500
Posted By ReeRay
I've just spent an obscene amount refurbishing my...

I've just spent an obscene amount refurbishing my late Grandfathers 3.5 Tessar Automat including a maxwell screen which totally transforms the Rollei. Money well spent. Now travelling the UK with a...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-23-2012
Replies: 145
Views: 20,754
Posted By ReeRay
66 year old and "predominately film".

66 year old and "predominately film".
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,293
Posted By ReeRay
The 40d is an APS-C cropped sensor (1.6x) and...

The 40d is an APS-C cropped sensor (1.6x) and uses EF-S lenses. These will not fit on a full frame 5D although the 5D lenses will fit the 40D. So, if all your lenses are EF-S you'll need to start...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 7,971
Posted By ReeRay
Go for the Leica range Daniel. Buy the best and...

Go for the Leica range Daniel. Buy the best and don't look back. I did quite recently and have not regretted it. Like yourself I came from a 5DMK2 background and sought something more discreet. I...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-06-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 12,690
Posted By ReeRay
...... And a nominal price reduction to encourage...

...... And a nominal price reduction to encourage film sales and rejuvenate the medium.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-01-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,940
Posted By ReeRay
Superb set. I'd be pushed to pick a favourite as...

Superb set. I'd be pushed to pick a favourite as they're all so good.

Well done, would love to see more work with your Hexar RF as I've yet to achieve anything nearly as good with mine! :bang:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 7,986
Posted By ReeRay
There are 2 lenses that keep me in the Canon...

There are 2 lenses that keep me in the Canon system. The 85mm F1.2 L and the 135mm F2 L. Nikon may (or may not) have the wide angle edge but from mid range onwards Canon are the clear winners,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-01-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,199
Posted By ReeRay
When I left the UK 12 years back I asked my son...

When I left the UK 12 years back I asked my son to box up various items and keep them safe for my return. I went back last year for the first time and opened the box. Unbeknown to me he'd packed my...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-31-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,584
Posted By ReeRay
Obviously, living almost next door to Hong Kong,...

Obviously, living almost next door to Hong Kong, I get my stuff almost overnight. I have a few pet suppliers and they treat me very kindly with frequent agreements on reduced shipping costs. Unless...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-28-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,142
Posted By ReeRay
If you have a Chinatown type area in your...

If you have a Chinatown type area in your vicinity I would go there. I had my Rollie TLR case completely renovated here in Thailand at a local Chinese run leather shop at a cost of $15 which included...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-26-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 6,469
Posted By ReeRay
+2 on that one. Although I had a camera as a...

+2 on that one.

Although I had a camera as a boy, photography didn't really kick in until my boy was born 30 years ago. Driven by the total lack of any images of myself as a youngster I was...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-26-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 6,469
Posted By ReeRay
Both of my ex-wives gave me the ultimatum of "...

Both of my ex-wives gave me the ultimatum of " it's either me or photography"

Shame really, they were nice girls!
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By ReeRay
The worst piece of advice I was ever given was...

The worst piece of advice I was ever given was "If you afford it, it ain't worth having" - kept me in poverty all my life............. but I've some lovely gear!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,224
Posted By ReeRay
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6224/6369667407_d0a4...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6224/6369667407_d0a47d27a0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/f4foto_grafs/6369667407/)

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6240/6369697971_343e545da9.jpg...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-26-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,442
Posted By ReeRay
Focusing the 90mm on the G2 is a well documented...

Focusing the 90mm on the G2 is a well documented problem. There may be nothing wrong with camera or lens as it's usually down to user error.

Take a look at...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,224
Posted By ReeRay
I have this lens but find it very unwieldy and...

I have this lens but find it very unwieldy and difficult to use on Micro 4/3 cameras. Further, I read somewhere that it's weight is right on the verge for possible damage to the 4/3rds camera flange....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-22-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 5,546
Posted By ReeRay
It's a fairly flat neg I'm after which I guess I...

It's a fairly flat neg I'm after which I guess I should have said in the first place. Final output will be for high res scanning with a Minolta Multi Pro. Style of shooting will be mainly daytime...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-21-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,998
Posted By ReeRay
What was the time scale for your service?

What was the time scale for your service?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-21-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,998
Posted By ReeRay
Sally at Tocad has been in touch and quoted a...

Sally at Tocad has been in touch and quoted a flat $174 for complete service. Very helpful and I'll take that.

Thanks for the recommendation
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 5,546
Posted By ReeRay
Quite a lot to think about here. The lab I use...

Quite a lot to think about here. The lab I use are prepared to push/pull so I guess my next action is to seek their recommendations as suggested.

You've all been very helpful and I thank you. Great...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 5,546
Posted By ReeRay
By reducing the film what is the effect ref grain...

By reducing the film what is the effect ref grain contrast etc

Thanks
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 5,546
Posted By ReeRay
Tri-x rating

It's been donkeys years since I last used this film but I've just bought 20 rolls of 135 at a good rate and I'm seeking guidance as to what rating to apply for normal daylight use. I use a commercial...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-21-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,998
Posted By ReeRay
Thanks to both of you - much appreciated

Thanks to both of you - much appreciated
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-21-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,998
Posted By ReeRay
Contax G2 repair

The shutter curtain is failing to open on my G2 when firing.

Does anyone know of a repair centre that I can send the camera to.

Thanking you in anticipation

Ray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,712
Posted By ReeRay
What you get from the Contax Zeiss MM lens range...

What you get from the Contax Zeiss MM lens range is colour, contrast and saturation. On my Canon 5DMK2 I use the CZ 35, 50 and 85 (all f1.4) the Conurus converted N24-85mm, and the superb 35-70mm. I...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-20-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,430
Posted By ReeRay
I'm glad it's not just me!

I'm glad it's not just me!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,013
Posted By ReeRay
As well as the above Quite a few PM's urging the...

As well as the above Quite a few PM's urging the 'Cron purchase so how could I resist!

Thanks guys, much appreciated.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,013
Posted By ReeRay
Lens quandary

I've been shooting a Hexar RF For some time now but recently picked up an M6ttl 0.58 as my first Leica RF. My initial intention was to use my Hexanon 35mm and 50mm on the Leica but I've been offered...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-10-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,875
Posted By ReeRay
It will run fine on XP and indeed mine did prior...

It will run fine on XP and indeed mine did prior to switching to Mac.
Are you aware of the set up procedure? If not email me and I'll map it out for you. And don't forget to remove the shipping lock...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-10-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,875
Posted By ReeRay
Join the Minolta Pro user group via a Yahoo...

Join the Minolta Pro user group via a Yahoo account. On there you will find the links you need. Google it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2012
Replies: 83
Views: 13,789
Posted By ReeRay
Something else to be aware of connected with...

Something else to be aware of connected with PayPal. 10 minutes ago I received a PayPal message that my recently acquired item could not be delivered by UPS as " address incorrect" and "please follow...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2012
Replies: 83
Views: 13,789
Posted By ReeRay
10-1 it's a fault at the Niks end. Over the last...

10-1 it's a fault at the Niks end. Over the last year I've purchased seperately both Dfine and SEFX Pro 2 online and had a major problem with Niks. I attempted to pay on both occasions by credit card...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-07-2012
Replies: 262
Views: 30,491
Posted By ReeRay
Hexar RF and 50mm Hex ~ XP2

Hexar RF and 50mm Hex ~ XP2
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2012
Replies: 8,801
Views: 858,716
Posted By ReeRay
M6 ttl 0.58. Been looking for ages and finally...

M6 ttl 0.58. Been looking for ages and finally the classifieds came good.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-26-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 153,854
Posted By ReeRay
I like both of those Bob but that second shot is...

I like both of those Bob but that second shot is awesome. Tells a great story to my eyes. Well done.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-25-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 16,932
Posted By ReeRay
That was the thing Keith.............IT WAS FUN....

That was the thing Keith.............IT WAS FUN.

We should do this much more often - every 3 months?
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-25-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 16,932
Posted By ReeRay
Note to self: Set the correct ISO (!!!!) Don't...

Note to self:

Set the correct ISO (!!!!)

Don't leave the film leader out, easy to reload an exposed film (1 roll dead)

Rewind the film BEFORE opening the back (duh)

Leave the lens cap at home...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-22-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 10,868
Posted By ReeRay
I outsource the neg developing to a local lab...

I outsource the neg developing to a local lab with a 3 day postal turnaround. Cost is $3 per roll. I then batch scan Low res on an Epson V700 to establish keepers. This only takes a few minutes. I...
Forum: Other RF 07-18-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 9,657
Posted By ReeRay
CONUS only kills most deals for me. I see quite a...

CONUS only kills most deals for me. I see quite a few items I'd like and indeed would buy but for the aforementioned restriction.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-06-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 10,469
Posted By ReeRay
I've just refurbished my late grandfathers Rollei...

I've just refurbished my late grandfathers Rollei Automat type 5 3.5F Tessar TLR. Harry Fleenor did a full CLA, shutter and transport overhaul and Maxwell bright screen fitted. And it's a dream....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-05-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 20,571
Posted By ReeRay
That's exactly where I am. I love rangefinders...

That's exactly where I am. I love rangefinders and medium format but simply cannot afford the digital versions. So film it is. That's not to say that film is a compromise though. In have a vast...
Forum: Photo Software 07-01-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,662
Posted By ReeRay
It does indeed work on Macs which is how I use...

It does indeed work on Macs which is how I use it. Great software.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-01-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 16,932
Posted By ReeRay
Just got back from a days shooting with my...

Just got back from a days shooting with my recently CLA'd Rollei TLR and 2 rolls of Acros about to go in the bath.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-30-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 19,366
Posted By ReeRay
Thanks for the thread John. Very interesting...

Thanks for the thread John. Very interesting views and opinions.

Maybe you'll come back with your 6x6 at some point?

Good luck in your search.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-29-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,687
Posted By ReeRay
Sorry but in the absence of the title I would...

Sorry but in the absence of the title I would fail to identify the location. None of the shots "shout" England and nothing is quintessentially English or indeed British in them.

The images are fine...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 4,113
Posted By ReeRay
7 for me. Happy with that at 66 years of age.

7 for me. Happy with that at 66 years of age.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 19,366
Posted By ReeRay
My favourite street shooter. Hasselblad 500 C/M...

My favourite street shooter. Hasselblad 500 C/M 60mm CF.

Handheld of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 19,366
Posted By ReeRay
I use both my 6x6 units Handheld but actually...

I use both my 6x6 units Handheld but actually prefer the Rollei due to built in metering. Very accurate as well.

Hasselblad 500 C/M -...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-20-2012
Replies: 95
Views: 12,426
Posted By ReeRay
Very much so. I've dropped my SLR stuff, both...

Very much so. I've dropped my SLR stuff, both film and digital, having recently acquired a Hexar RF. The whole RF experience/use introduces a quite different approach to any other medium and has...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-20-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,123
Posted By ReeRay
I use the ScanHancer diffusers on my Minolta...

I use the ScanHancer diffusers on my Minolta Multi Pro and the difference is very obvious in the control of highlight clipping and exaggeration of grain.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-19-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 14,580
Posted By ReeRay
G2 - 21mm Biogon -...

G2 - 21mm Biogon - XP2

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7057/6886058157_5748998f6a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/f4foto_grafs/6886058157/)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-19-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 24,803
Posted By ReeRay
Hexar RF - 90mm Hexanon -...

Hexar RF - 90mm Hexanon - XP2

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6852290571_192edfaca6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/f4foto_grafs/6852290571/)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-19-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 7,431
Posted By ReeRay
Count me in - just received 50 rolls of slightly...

Count me in - just received 50 rolls of slightly expired XP2 35mm (24 shot) so need to make some fridge space.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-14-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,372
Posted By ReeRay
Million dollar Leica

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4372628/35mm-Edwardian-camera-sells-for-17m.html
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-03-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,738
Posted By ReeRay
On my Panasonic GX-1 I use the following:- Panny...

On my Panasonic GX-1 I use the following:-

Panny 7-14mm (brilliant lens, tack sharp corner to corner)
Panny 20mm f1.7 (as above)
Panny/Leica 25mm F1.4 (close to the above in FL but beautiful colour...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,947
Posted By ReeRay
Kenko make a specific RF polarizer. It comes with...

Kenko make a specific RF polarizer. It comes with a polarizer hot shoe mounted viewer with a scale indicator. You marry the selected effect with the scale on the lens mounted filter and that's it. It...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-20-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 15,782
Posted By ReeRay
My favourite film along with Acros. I'm very...

My favourite film along with Acros. I'm very lucky to have a pro lab nearby who dev the XP2 for me at $3 a roll.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,996
Posted By ReeRay
Maybe this insight will...

Maybe this insight will help.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/leica/50mm-f2-m.htm

I went for the 'cron and indeed it was a significant improvement. The Hex is a good lens, the 'Cron is a great lens!...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By ReeRay
For me metering depends on the subject matter,...

For me metering depends on the subject matter, environment and desired effect. As such I consider no single style of metering applies overall.

To further complicate matters I can say that every...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-29-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,441
Posted By ReeRay
Thanks for the heads up. Always good to know of...

Thanks for the heads up. Always good to know of such services.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-29-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By ReeRay
I agree with Mike. This is precisely my workflow....

I agree with Mike. This is precisely my workflow. Noise and sharpening at the PP stage only and standard setting for in-camera preview/quick upload.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-28-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 3,200
Posted By ReeRay
I use a Mk2 at iso 3200 for all my dimly lit...

I use a Mk2 at iso 3200 for all my dimly lit theater work. I use a 50mm F1.4 and a 70-200 F4 IS L and never any issues with noise or AF.

Best camera I've had in 40 years of shooting and no...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-24-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,242
Posted By ReeRay
Take a look here:-...

Take a look here:- http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/technical/scanning.php

He's mainly concerned with B+W but the principle is relative.

Chris is a forum member.

Hope this helps - it sure did for me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By ReeRay
I have used Smugmug for the last few years and am...

I have used Smugmug for the last few years and am very pleased. Fees at $100 p.a. Are fine by me. Traffic flow is very good and the UI very adaptable to your own taste.

Support is first class...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-14-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,731
Posted By ReeRay
The Epson is a good choice. I use the V700 with...

The Epson is a good choice. I use the V700 with Betterscan inserts and comparing my 120 scans with my dedicated Minolta Multi Pro I can confirm the Epson performs admirably.

You won't be...
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-14-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 84,374
Posted By ReeRay
I was shooting in an underground Thai temple only...

I was shooting in an underground Thai temple only a few days ago with my Hexar RF and AF. A Thai guy with his Canon digital came up to and asked if his wife could take a shot of the two of us...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,032
Posted By ReeRay
Sorry about that mistake. I am some way out of...

Sorry about that mistake.

I am some way out of BKK. Is there any link to their prices and services or is it all via phone calls?

Thanks for any advice
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,032
Posted By ReeRay
Master Lab:-...

Master Lab:- http://www.masterlabphoto.com/index.html
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