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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Nikon F2 vs Leica with no meter

Interesting premise. I owned a F2AS for most of 2018 and she was glorious for mechanical perfection and durability. But sold and returned to the M6. Main reasons: 1) Not a rangefinder. 2) Focuses...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 963
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Take drugs. Have sex. Forget photography.

Take drugs. Have sex. Forget photography.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 634
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Tips for loading 120 onto Paterson reels

Hi there. Despite shooting and developing 120 film off an on for the past 20 years, I am still struggling with loading rolls onto Paterson reels. My success rate is 50/50 in that every second roll...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,416
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
We have all experienced buyers remorse. Go easy...

We have all experienced buyers remorse. Go easy on the guy. He likely just realised he made his third mistake (after the M-A, after the APO) by posting about it. Nothing wrong with a bit of group...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Pertinent to the discussion here is the story of...

Pertinent to the discussion here is the story of Melbourne based Wetzlar born and trained Leica repairman Jorg Heumuller. After trying to sell his entire Leica M workshop of tools and manuals for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,947
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Keeping track of films in cameras

I use the Google Keep app which is very handy and always at reach on my phone. I simply tap out camera, lens, load date, film type and EI along with my film archive numbering system. The benefit of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,137
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
I almost weep at the memory of buying my first M...

I almost weep at the memory of buying my first M in late 2016 from eBay. US$600 for a truly mint 1959 M2 from an old school photographer based in NYC. A year later, with the itch for a M6, I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,418
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Get the cheaper one!

Get the cheaper one!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,428
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Oh cool. He is back. I have found that he has the...

Oh cool. He is back. I have found that he has the best priced Rodinal in Oz. $30 for 500ml. And there are only a handful of Oz suppliers given the difficulty of importing chems. I will be ordering...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,060
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Handheld MF?

Anton Corbijn regularly shot the majority of his famous portraits with a handheld Hasselblad and speeds below 1/15. In an interview he said he did this precisely to give the subject a little buzz; so...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,512
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
I will skip this one in favour of the Zoolander...

I will skip this one in favour of the Zoolander M-A.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,245
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
To me, it looks like he photoshopped the finder,...

To me, it looks like he photoshopped the finder, very clumsily. It looks obvious that there is a black block painted or rubber stamped to cover the damage. You should have no problem getting a refund...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,851
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Paper and a pencil, Sir. That is how HCB rolls.

Paper and a pencil, Sir. That is how HCB rolls.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,900
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
I had the version 3 which is the all metal barrel...

I had the version 3 which is the all metal barrel with CPU chips. Mounted on a F2AS was a perfect combo. In fact, I would nominate say this combo as the most indestructible there is as far as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Of all online reviewers, I prefer KJ Vogelius....

Of all online reviewers, I prefer KJ Vogelius. This guy has a nice way of discussing the strengths and weaknesses of a lens (M mount) with considerations of purpose front and centre. Helps too that...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-30-2019
Replies: 660
Views: 154,712
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190530/44d36e77...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190530/44d36e7743ca17f9089334e7b2555c9e.jpg And rooftops
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-30-2019
Replies: 660
Views: 154,712
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190530/6bcefa34...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190530/6bcefa34ae7367ebd87adf8780f52224.jpg Oh, the irony of using a Sonnar to shoot brick walls! Still, gorgeous tonal rendition on Portra 400.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,202
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
male photographers talk about gear because they can't talk about emotions

The ears of Robert Frank are burning in Nova Scotia. He never talked shop either.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-09-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
I have found the Manfrotto Essential Shoulder Bag...

I have found the Manfrotto Essential Shoulder Bag (Extra Small) perfect for such use. My M6 with Zeiss 50mm mounted fits nicely inside with enough space for a small rocket blower or a roll or two of...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-06-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,990
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
The Huff is not the problem. The problem is...

The Huff is not the problem. The problem is Voigtlander and their bizarre design of this lens. I mean, once they produced what looks like very, very good optics for a 35/2, how freaking hard could it...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,392
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
What is frightening about the question of China...

What is frightening about the question of China and photography is not a Leica promo. It is the infiltration of facial recognition surveillance in the public sphere. Ask any Chinese friends living in...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-16-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,433
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Canon P re-paint. You'll need sunglasses. :)

I can vouch for the superficial paint job. Last year I bought a Canon P from Taiwanese eBay seller Shueido Studio that was touted as an immaculate black repaint with full CLA. In fact, if you hop...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-01-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,717
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
You are not wrong about the brutal sharpness of...

You are not wrong about the brutal sharpness of the Voigtlander 50/3.5 Heliar. I owned and used one for about six months. But I found its sharpness too much. For portraits at least. When I first got...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,317
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
I would have two simples requests. The first...

I would have two simples requests. The first would be a modern version of a Nikon F2 Titan but with a metered head without changing the dimensions of the classic unmetered head. In other words, I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,433
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Canon P re-paint. You'll need sunglasses. :)

The guy that does most of these repaint jobs for eBay sellers is based in Shanghai. You can view interesting shots of the stock he handles and the process on his Instagram at handle marc_gogogo....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,893
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Whoops. I just noticed the OP is 15 years old. Of...

Whoops. I just noticed the OP is 15 years old. Of course it is! Lol
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,893
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
I had no idea Kodak had any presence in Oz...

I had no idea Kodak had any presence in Oz whatsoever anymore. 600 staff is a lot of overhead for any biz. No wonder. Re the Kodachrome: I recall that in the late 1990s the self addressed envelope...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,244
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Short answer: because they are ugly. Or, more...

Short answer: because they are ugly. Or, more accurately, what we here in Australia call fugly (fat + ugly).
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-20-2019
Replies: 344
Views: 120,582
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190220/a3a31db1...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190220/a3a31db1c745ff5460751fab6a9071e3.jpg Voigtlander Color Skopar 35mm f/2.5 / Kodak Gold 200
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,563
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
But on a serious note, that is why the love of...

But on a serious note, that is why the love of process is so vital - including the feel and handling of your favoured camera and developing by hand etc - because ultimately no one cares but you.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,563
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190131/693c12c7...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190131/693c12c74d1ecb920f61270259f61de3.jpg

Recalling the final scene of Inglorious Basterds. At least when B&W film had nitrate one could use them to incinerate...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,914
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Gold. Here is hoping we have another change soon.

Gold. Here is hoping we have another change soon.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-29-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Domke F6 or Retrospective for Pentax 67

I use a Billingham 225 for my 67 which fits the body plus one lens (up to the 200mm f/4) in the main compartment. I find it perfect as a shoulder bag option. I picked up the older style 225 (circa...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-28-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,914
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
I think it's time for a new age poll!

I feel too old for Tinder (though still successful in getting dates) yet not old enough to be a veteran RFF member. I am somewhere in this range.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,456
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Leica M “CLA” service

Actually, his first name should be more like yu-shin. An X used like this in Mandarin is a sssshhhh sound, as in Xiamen the city and Xianhua the news aka propaganda outlet and of course President Xi...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,753
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
True. But I almost always flipped the gear for a...

True. But I almost always flipped the gear for a little more than I bought for. Settled down now and will not be buying any more gear for a good while. M6 for 35mm. Pentax 67 for everything else....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,753
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
disapointment/overated kit

This is true. I love bricks. I forgot to mention in my OP that in fact I owned a FM3A for all of 24 hours. Like The Strokes, I thought ... is this it? I could not care less about its amazing shutter...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,753
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
disapointment/overated kit

After a year of feverish buying and selling I feel I have something to offer in this thread that also surprised me (the difference between projections after reading online reviews and real world...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-17-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,862
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
7Artisans 35mm vs Cron Asph on M240

Last year, deciding which 35mm lens to keep, I did a shot for shot test of the CV 35/2.5 Color Skopar and the Zeiss 35/2.8 Biogon. I shot a whole roll of landscapes, portraits and detailed images (on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-17-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,862
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Gold. Thanks mate.

Gold. Thanks mate.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,097
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
I do not have the longevity of decades of buy and...

I do not have the longevity of decades of buy and sell experience of many RFF members, but after two relatively recent rash decisions on M body sales two years ago, I have learnt my lesson ... never...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,797
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
The man is a master but this stuff is fluff. No...

The man is a master but this stuff is fluff. No better than about a million instagram timelines. Hence, Leica Gallery. I notice MoMA gave it a pass. Lee Friedlander on the other hand ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,517
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Very useful. Thank you. I bought mine used and...

Very useful. Thank you. I bought mine used and while it looks mint I have no idea when it was manufactured. As I am sending my M6 to Youxin soon to get the MP finder upgrade (my RF patch flares...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,517
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Very useful. Thanks. I have a mate with a Sony...

Very useful. Thanks. I have a mate with a Sony will will likely fork out $$ myself for the adapter to see ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,517
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Got a great deal on a Zeiss C Sonnar ... struggling with focus shift

Yes weird. I did in fact use a tripod. Was as careful as I could be in keeping it stable. I think the error is in my actual judgement of what is sharp and what is not! I think from herein if I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,517
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Got a great deal on a Zeiss C Sonnar ... struggling with focus shift

Update: So I got some lab scans back of my focus shift test with the C Sonnar. I will spare you the excitement of the pictures of a measuring tape, but I am just keen to know if my deduction chimes...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-13-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,228
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Many thanks. I will definitely look into these...

Many thanks. I will definitely look into these suggested models.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,228
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
I know next to nothing about tripods. Seeking tips suitable for Pentax 67

I am in need of a tripod for my Pentax 67. I actually have never owned a tripod given no previous need for one. I do not need anything spectacular and would prefer to keep cost down to no more than...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,517
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Got a great deal on a Zeiss C Sonnar ... struggling with focus shift

Last night I was scanning some frames shot with my Zeiss 50/1.4 ZF.2 on a F2AS (both sold to fund the C Sonnar) and the difference in rendering is palpable despite the Nikon mount Zeiss being no...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,517
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190107/30782e36...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190107/30782e366bc31f665ef020b3dadf867e.jpg

Thank you to everyone who responded with useful advice. This portrait of my son is the best frame on three rolls of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,517
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Got a great deal on a Zeiss C Sonnar ... struggling with focus shift

This is a very kind offer! My plan is to carry out some testing of the lens across apertures with a tripod to see if I can deduce where my copy is best calibrated. As I do not own any digital bodies...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,517
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Got a great deal on a Zeiss C Sonnar ... struggling with focus shift

Forgot to add that my incentive to figure out the C Sonnar use is that in my M system hiatus last year I shot mostly a F2AS with Zeiss 50/1.4 ZF.2 but found the Planar renderings vanilla. Nothing...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,517
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
This is very useful. Thank you. I think I will...

This is very useful. Thank you. I think I will have to save some cash (and sell off some gear) to send the M6 to Youxin Ye. I want to get the MP finder upgrade with multi coated windows anyway since...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,517
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Got a great deal on a Zeiss C Sonnar ... struggling with focus shift

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190104/9cfc4b6131f661822eda47c0edb89b31.jpg One of the just a bit too soft frames for my liking. Maybe shot at f2, can not remember. I was absolutely sure to nail...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,517
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
That is a good point. This is a recently acquired...

That is a good point. This is a recently acquired M6 after all and I have not used any other lens it. I have my CV 35/2.5 coming back from a friend in a few weeks so I can test the RF alignment on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,517
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190103/7949dceb...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190103/7949dceb1f8524545d389f55307835d0.jpg Shot at 2.8 on the door handle. Also soft focus. It all seems like a waste of film for me (and I only shoot film). Yep,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,517
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190103/79c83ea2...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190103/79c83ea2f4bd6a08cae76ad9885ef011.jpg This was my impatient selfie test. Shot at f/2.8 focused on my eye but as you can see the focus appears closer on the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,517
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
I would guess I have a 1.5 optimised version...

I would guess I have a 1.5 optimised version given the guy I bought the lens from said he bought it new recently (which seems believable given the condition of the lens, box, hood, etc). I am not...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,517
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Thanks for the advice. Will definitely dedicate a...

Thanks for the advice. Will definitely dedicate a roll to my own test. I did in fact shoot the lens at all apertures but found that even at f/8 on Ektar it was not as sharp for landscapes as my CV...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,517
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Got a great deal on a Zeiss C Sonnar ... struggling with focus shift

I recently got a great deal on a mint Zeiss C Sonnar 50/1.5. Ran 3 x rolls of Ektar through my M6 to see what it can do. Have to admit, only half the frames are in acceptable focus. Of course, I am...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,479
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190101/94ae9e92...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190101/94ae9e92f78f716f8be6db6d2b809f95.jpg Canon P with Canon 50mm 1.4 LTM on Ektar
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,479
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Photos from your Canon Rangefinder

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190101/07a9a1a1b89660f0ef9ff6a215bba20a.jpg Canon P with Canon 50mm 1.4 LTM on Ektar, trying to get some flare on purpose
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-18-2018
Replies: 199
Views: 39,614
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
M6 - Black or Chrome

My first Leica was a black M6 TTL, one of the so called Japanese editions that have the Leica script painted (not engraved!) on the top plate. Going through a divorce I had to drum up some liquidity...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,040
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Personally, I would steer clear of the F3 if you...

Personally, I would steer clear of the F3 if you you shoot manually. The LCD meter readout is just awful. I bought one and loved the ergonomics, could even look past my rule of 100 per cent...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-30-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,934
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Lengthy, but important...

Even Stalin did not live for ever. Why should your photos?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,755
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Are generic lens caps even made anywhere else?...

Are generic lens caps even made anywhere else? China all the way.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2018
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,891
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
I think the slight blue tint is simply from the...

I think the slight blue tint is simply from the LED pad light and how the iPhone camera captured it. Acros is definitely black!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-11-2018
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,891
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181112/d72d7efd...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181112/d72d7efd3356ebfdea1a842c9ae3f91d.jpg

Finally got round to developing some rolls of Acros with Rodinal from back in May. Pentax 67 with 200/4. Boomerang...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,760
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
What should a new Leica M4 owner know?

When in conversation, continue to refer to it as my camera and not my Leica or you will become one of those people
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Thank you, all. The F3 type H2 screen I have...

Thank you, all. The F3 type H2 screen I have adapted is not a red dot version. But like I said, it is still noticeably brighter and, to my eye, contrasty and easier to focus than the regular F2 type...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-25-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Adapting Nikon F3 focusing screen to F2 body

Hi all. Apologies as a quick search on RFF reveals a few relevant threads. But I am hoping that someone has specific experience in adapting a Nikon F3 type H2 focusing screen into a F2 frame? I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 6,011
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
F2 all the way. Attach some tracks to that thing...

F2 all the way. Attach some tracks to that thing and invade Russia while you are at it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,791
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
What, me worry?

What, me worry?
Forum: Travel 05-23-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,683
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Travel Gear (try to keep it simple)

My travel options are F3 with CV 40/2 or, if I want to be a little more committed and I am able to work carry on allowances in my favour, the Pentax 67 with 90/2.8. I have a week in Shanghai coming...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 5,766
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
1 camera, 1 lens, 1 film, 1 developer

A year ago I would have started my nominations with an M2, but now...
1. Pentax 67
2. SMC 105mm 2.4
3. TMAX 100
4. Rodinal 1:50
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,454
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
In order: 1. Microcontrast. 2. Size (for...

In order:

1. Microcontrast.

2. Size (for instance, CV 35/2.5 M mount or CV 40/2 F mount are sublime ergonomically).

3. Sharpness in the corners as I use the frame edges a lot in composition....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-04-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,930
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Worth it????

A timely thread for me to read, given my recent decision to get out of the M system.
I have enjoyed my M6TTL for the past year, having owned a M2 before that. In that time I was always on the holy...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,792
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
The tonality of Acros looks like digital anyway....

The tonality of Acros looks like digital anyway. No tears from me. (unlike the memory of when Plus-X was discontinued).
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Many thanks Chris, and everyone else for the...

Many thanks Chris, and everyone else for the advice. Sounds like the L-758 is the way to go. Will just have to save up more coin and keep using my old Gossen until then. Your advice is very helpful...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Spot meter recommendation

Hi RFF

I would like to buy a spot meter to use with my medium format gear. I have only ever owned a Gossen Lunasix 3. I would prefer a spot and incident meter in the one unit, that way I can sell...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-23-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,604
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
What was that line Rooney Mara delivered in The...

What was that line Rooney Mara delivered in The Social Network: Good luck with your video game, Mark.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 16,296
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Joe Strummer. Nothing else to explain.

Joe Strummer. Nothing else to explain.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,034
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Your thoughts on Nikkor 50/1.8 AI-S Japanese pancake version

Well, sure, but even with the V600 I can still see a difference in the way a lens renders, as in the scans between my CV 35/2.5 and Summicron ASPH, same goes for the difference between the Zeiss...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,034
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Your thoughts on Nikkor 50/1.8 AI-S Japanese pancake version

Hi all

I recently bought one of these lenses from a Japanese seller on eBay as I desired a compact set up for traveling. Having read the thoughts of Ren Kockwell, who heralds it at Nikons best...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2018
Replies: 9,057
Views: 890,165
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
What have you just BOUGHT?

Nikkor 50/1.8 AI, the original so-called Japanese pancake version that was made with all metal barrel from 1980-82 and has MFD of 0.45cm. Just a wonderful gem for my FM3a. I also bought a FDn 100/2.8...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-28-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Paul did an excellent job fixing a sticky shutter...

Paul did an excellent job fixing a sticky shutter and cleaning fungus from internal elements on my Mamiya-Sekor TLR 80mm last year. Affordable rates. I would not hesitate to use him again and will be...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-26-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 6,724
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Best budget 35mm lens in 2018?

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180226/fe151ce4d33ad5bbae06bcfbd6a8825c.jpg I still say CV 35/2.5 Color Skopar PII. Working like a treat on Ektar in Bangladesh recently.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-25-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
OK, thanks. That makes sense. So I guess I will...

OK, thanks. That makes sense. So I guess I will check what kind of SCA configuration the SB-23 and the M6 TTL use. If they are different I will just have to use the flash in manual mode on the Leica....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-25-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Question about using Nikon flash on M6 TTL

Apologies for the noob question, but flash photography is something I know very little about. I recently bought a Nikon SB-23 speedlight flash for my FM3A. Using it in TTL flash mode on this body is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 7,307
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
New Kodak Professional Film Product

I used to shoot a quite a bit of TMZ in the early 2000s, averaging about 40 rolls a year. It was always better than Delta 3200, or perhaps that is only because I used Perceptol to develop the Delta...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 2,554
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
I have also been impressed by Japanese sellers I...

I have also been impressed by Japanese sellers I have bought from for four mint items: M6 TTL, FM3A, FD 50/1.4, Zeiss 50/1.4 ZF.2. All truly mint. All priced very well. All free and fast shipping....
Forum: Travel 02-20-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,793
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Help with India

I undertook two trips at two weeks each last year. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Varanasi and Kochi. I would caution against a motorbike, not because of traffic per se (which in Delhi is intense - try 90...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-31-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
CV 35mm 2.5 flare?

I have shot with my CV 35/2.5 for two years now in the bright Aussie sun. With the CV brand hood. Never had an issue with flare as in your pics, but then I am not in the habit of pointing it at such...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,287
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Looking for big grain

I second this. Look up -Ralph Gibson look- on this forum for more.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,185
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
New found respect for Canon F-1 now that I bought FM3a

I have promised myself I will use the FM3a for a year, including an upcoming trip in Bangladesh, and reassess how I feel then. Hell, once my divorce settlement goes through I may find I do not own it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,185
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
New found respect for Canon F-1 now that I bought FM3a

Smart move. I used to have a great line up of FD glass but sadly sold off a few for much needed cash when I was living hand to mouth in my 20s. Now only have 35/2.8, 50/1.4, 135/2.8. But this kit is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2018
Replies: 9,057
Views: 890,165
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Mint black FM3a and Zeiss Planar 50/1.4 ZF.2.

Mint black FM3a and Zeiss Planar 50/1.4 ZF.2.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,185
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
New found respect for Canon F-1 now that I bought FM3a

Yeah, considered it. And in response to other posts, while new to the Nikon system as an owner, of course I was well aware of the vast difference between the pro line of Fs and the lighter build of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,185
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Commiserations friend.

Commiserations friend.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,185
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
New found respect for Canon F-1 now that I bought FM3a

True, I had the same experience. While I did shoot a M4-P on loan for a few years many years ago, I only acquired my M6TTL last year. And likewise, heft for heft I remain more impressed by the F-1s...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,185
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
New found respect for Canon F-1 now that I bought FM3a

Funny you should say that since I am presently in the middle of a divorce. Hence, this acquisition is much needed retail therapy.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,185
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
New found respect for Canon F-1 now that I bought FM3a

A recent, sudden attack of GAS (coinciding with an influx of funds from a freelance job on the side of my salaried job) saw me purchase the camera that I always wanted since drooling over its specs...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-28-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Yes, this lens is Leica m mount. Any Voightlander...

Yes, this lens is Leica m mount. Any Voightlander lens in their VM range is Leica M mount.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-11-2017
Replies: 5,588
Views: 970,000
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171112/d9ede09a...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171112/d9ede09a75fed0713feb4af5aa3367df.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
“Street Photography’s Bible Updated for the First Time in 20 Years”

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-street-photographys-bible-updated-first-time-20-years
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Camera stores in Singapore

Just some of the more than half a dozen new and second hand camera shops in the mall on the corner of Hill and Coleman streets. Two blocks from the National Gallery of Singapore. Fresh film for sale...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 12,113
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Read Norman Mailer's...

Read Norman Mailer's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_White_Negro?wprov=sfti1
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-09-2017
Replies: 117
Views: 10,593
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
If sharpness is a bourgeois concept, fastness is...

If sharpness is a bourgeois concept, fastness is a neoliberal one
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-08-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 6,016
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
This is a ridiculous comment. Go and read...

This is a ridiculous comment. Go and read Hazlitt's 'On Criticism' and have a think about it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Agreed. Canon F-1 original (1971) is one helluva...

Agreed. Canon F-1 original (1971) is one helluva body with fantastic meter. I have also used the zinc air hearing aid batteries very accurately. Then I just bought a $50 voltage adapter from Thailand...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-31-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 12,235
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
I just picked up a new Heliar. Will report back...

I just picked up a new Heliar. Will report back in a month with some images. Looking forward to seeing what it can do!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170831/1e6a6b2080f9d0d5cd96a17943b3e013.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Highly recommend B&W 400 film blind test on YouTube

Do your perceived favourites actually stack up once you've done the blind test with the template scoresheet provided?

https://youtu.be/zG02lCyAuqg
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-24-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 27,493
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
How did you get into Leicas?

Here's my story. At art school, 15 years ago, I used my father's hand-me-down Canon AE-1 with FD 50mm 1.8, a kit he bought in Luxembourg before we emigrated from Portugal to 'the arse end of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Phew. Thanks for the clarification.

Phew. Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,448
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Life is all about not knowing

Life is all about not knowing
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Apologies for noob question re shutter cocking on M2 ...

... but I was shooting a few frames on my M2 in the presence of a friend over the weekend who freaked when he witnessed me change shutter speeds AFTER winding on a new frame, hence after the shutter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Thanks all, I wasn't aware that having the...

Thanks all, I wasn't aware that having the shutter cocked for prolonged periods could (or perhaps could not?!) cause tension fatigue. Never really thought about.

I'll spare you the obvious sexual...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Shutter release lock on M2?

I've had my M2 for six months now, my first M body after having used a M4-P for a number of years back in art school 15 years ago. The M2's aesthetic and ergonomic design is perfect ... well, almost...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2017
Replies: 148
Views: 11,918
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Canon F-1 (1971 original). As Japan Camera Hunter...

Canon F-1 (1971 original). As Japan Camera Hunter says: "... hewn from solid steel by God's own hands..." http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2011/08/the-canon-f1/
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-12-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,753
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Why film?

I wonder what Zizek prefers? As a self-professed old school dialectical materialist does he embrace the tangibility of Tri-X? Or as a 21st century slayer of romantic shibboleths does he fire up a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-11-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,753
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
I suspect Travis Bickle has something to do with...

I suspect Travis Bickle has something to do with it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-01-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 15,380
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Any and all talk of how one film M is better,...

Any and all talk of how one film M is better, faster, more productive than any other film M makes me laugh. What? You can't spare an extra 30 seconds to load a roll of film? Unless you're on Omaha...
Forum: RFF News 06-20-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 9,377
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Steve Huff and will puff and will blow your SLR...

Steve Huff and will puff and will blow your SLR down.


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,583
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Six months ago, when I bought my first M2, I...

Six months ago, when I bought my first M2, I contacted Kanto for a quote on a black repaint thinking that if it was less than US$350 I might go for it. The quote was JPY 100,000 for the repainted +...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-24-2017
Replies: 218
Views: 23,713
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
OK, OK, here's a photo of a wall. No one's...

OK, OK, here's a photo of a wall. No one's feelings we hurt. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170524/1470425634a0ff3f94d59c76e865b3ed.jpg
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-24-2017
Replies: 218
Views: 23,713
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
What makes you think I'm a photographer? This is...

What makes you think I'm a photographer? This is a discussion concerning ethics, not some competitive I'll show you mine if you show me yours trap. But alas, you photo boys never do understand the...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-24-2017
Replies: 218
Views: 23,713
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
I couldn't agree with you more. Wise words....

I couldn't agree with you more. Wise words. Individuals have a reasonable expectation to the use of their visage which precludes whatever a douchebag "streetog" wants as a trophy for their artless...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-24-2017
Replies: 218
Views: 23,713
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Glad someone is thinking. All I hear from...

Glad someone is thinking. All I hear from everyone else is poor excuses for using other people's children as subjects for the most banal photographs possibly ever taken.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2017
Replies: 212
Views: 9,302
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
"Time to develop". This scene illustrates this...

"Time to develop". This scene illustrates this thread's argument perfectly. https://youtu.be/6XfIjGGBiDs
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-21-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 6,752
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Whats the best 35mm lens for shooting film?

Having bought my first Leica (M2) back in January, I did a bunch of online research on 35mm lenses at the cheaper end of the scale. In the end I went with the CV 2.5 color skopar PCII because of its...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-20-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Thanks for the advice guys. Unfortunately,...

Thanks for the advice guys. Unfortunately, living in Sydney, shipping to the US is not feasible in a cost benefit analysis. My takeaway from the advice is if it ain't broke don't fix it!
Forum: RFF Polls 05-17-2017
Replies: 240
Views: 157,454
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Chinatown, Sydney.

Chinatown, Sydney.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Has anyone ever CLA'd a Canon F-1? Wise or dumb move?

I have a beautiful Canon F-1 that, despite a combined 40 years of use by me and my father, is in tip top shape. Never jammed or stiffened or failed in any way. Superb.

But ... I'd like to keep it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 25,753
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Well it's not a system camera, but I shudder...

Well it's not a system camera, but I shudder recalling the day, in early digital days, when I bought a Canon Powershot G3 in 2004, the best I could afford. The experience sapped me of all juice for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-30-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 9,294
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170501/62656042...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170501/62656042737480a0d935e7ac1f8b1fd4.jpg

Original F-1 is my fave. Got to respect its build and mechanical marvel. Cameras will never, ever be manufactured like...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-28-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 892
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
How to view RFF classifieds on Tapatalk app?

Is this possible? Anyone know how? I've been right through the app UI and still can't work it out. Sorry for the noob question ..,
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-26-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,415
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Yes and yes!

Yes and yes!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-24-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 3,345
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
[QUOTE=Ko.Fe.;2718538]Artist,...

[QUOTE=Ko.Fe.;2718538]Artist, smartist...



That's deep. Dentist?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 4,970
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Whoah, that's heresy around these parts, but I...

Whoah, that's heresy around these parts, but I believe you!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-24-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 3,345
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
So much of street photography seems to me to...

So much of street photography seems to me to confuse subject for content, including so-called "masters" like Meyerowitz. Artistically, he has nothing to say. Where Evans' great achievement was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 4,970
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Cool. Advice taken. If you've owned and used all...

Cool. Advice taken. If you've owned and used all and the worst was the 1.8 then I'll look around for a 1.4 SSC. Thanks
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 4,970
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
What really is the difference between Canon FD 50mm 1.4 & 1.8?

Like many, I have a " standard" FD 50mm f/1.8 that came with my father's AE-1. Obviously, the FD f/1.4 is "better" in so far as it's faster, but does anyone have real world experience with both and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-23-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,202
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Forgot to add, don't worry about the vulcanite....

Forgot to add, don't worry about the vulcanite. It's so cheap to replace (with or without a full CLA). So long as you don't care about having a full original specimen. Plenty of bidders will...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-23-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,202
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Have patience. It's possible to pick up a beauty...

Have patience. It's possible to pick up a beauty on eBay. I won an auction on an incredible M2 (no timer, lever rewind, and serial number placing it from 1959) back in January. I won the auction over...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,428
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Thanks guys. I'll try both Rewind in Glebe and...

Thanks guys. I'll try both Rewind in Glebe and The Film Bloke (how very Australian). Cheers.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-19-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,329
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
I have washed my F-802 plenty of times. Cold...

I have washed my F-802 plenty of times. Cold water on gentle or delicates cycle. The textile fades quite a bit after a while, but who cares? The battleworn look is the best; the faded tan colour of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,428
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Awesome! Thanks mate. Will do.

Awesome! Thanks mate. Will do.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,428
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
That's not encouraging. Makes me think I'll have...

That's not encouraging. Makes me think I'll have to call them before placing an online order. Don't want near expired stuff.

I just realised Digital Camera Warehouse Sydney CBD store says it stocks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 22,168
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
What's blue and white? A fridge with a denim...

What's blue and white? A fridge with a denim jacket.


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,428
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Various threads suggest that, including one on...

Various threads suggest that, including one on RFF. They say limited to ground transport even in the US. But, he'll, I've not even tried placing an order! Will give it a go soon. I know Freestyle...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,428
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Thanks John. Foma looks good. Though I'm a bit...

Thanks John. Foma looks good. Though I'm a bit rusty in my discriminatory powers! No doubt when I start scanning some old sheets of mine - including stock sadly discontinued now like Plus-X and Agfa...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,428
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Thank you gentlemen. Yes, I forgot to mention I'm...

Thank you gentlemen. Yes, I forgot to mention I'm aware of Blanco Negro, in fact having used their darkroom in the previous Surry Hills space maybe a decade ago. Perhaps I'll get over my prejudice...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,428
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Australian chemistry supplier, compiling a list

To all Aussie RFF members keen to share knowledge, I'm hoping to compile a list of current local B&W chemistry suppliers.

I've returned to shooting film after a long absence (work, kids, the usual...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2017
Replies: 363
Views: 24,729
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
My top 5 experienced first hand: 1. Leica M2 2....

My top 5 experienced first hand:
1. Leica M2
2. Canon F-1
3. Hasselblad 500 CM
4. Mamiya C330f
5. Nikon FM2


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2017
Replies: 158
Views: 26,056
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Canon FD pride thread...because this board is too Nikon biased.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170411/e0a84029c354fbb4248f8ff4d03f3fa2.jpg

Scenes from Varanasi back in February courtesy of my Canon F-1 (original, 1971) with lens combo being FD 50mm f/1.4 SSC...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 04-05-2017
Replies: 497
Views: 149,584
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170405/2b000b6e...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170405/2b000b6e5a4f278ed9066511d0a21115.jpg

Finally, I bought an M2. Nabbed this baby on eBay from the collection of NYC photographer Tom Grill for US$750, a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-22-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,717
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Tea towel and elastic band in you backpack. What...

Tea towel and elastic band in you backpack. What me, worry?
Forum: Travel 03-22-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,524
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
And good luck explaining what a mechanical film...

And good luck explaining what a mechanical film camera is. I recently travelled through half a dozen airports in India with my Canon F-1 and asked for my 35mm film to be hand checked instead of going...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-14-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 37,456
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170314/4ced6bfd...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170314/4ced6bfdbbba4a8923ab03009d15e188.jpg
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-14-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 37,456
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Julia Roberts and her M6 with motor drive...

Julia Roberts and her M6 with motor drive shooting Natalie Portman in 'Closer'. Two babes, no, make that three babes with the Leica.
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-09-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 11,155
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
I shot nothing but film at art school and years...

I shot nothing but film at art school and years after (1999-2007). Then I kinda fell out with the whole idea of photography, probably something to do with the iPhone's release and related idiocy of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 10,261
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Original Canon F-1 (1971). It's like taking a...

Original Canon F-1 (1971). It's like taking a Panzer tank out for a spin with this baby on your shoulder. Bad ass mechanics.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-08-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,524
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
So many comments, so many fingers pointing at the...

So many comments, so many fingers pointing at the moon (as Buddha would say). Ask yourself what is "street" in a hyper gentrified neoliberal surveilled Street View world? If you can't muster up an...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-25-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 10,775
Posted By PunkFunkDunk
Yes, bro! These vintage Pentax straps are the...

Yes, bro! These vintage Pentax straps are the best straps ever. Strong as hell yet totally flexible to roll up however one pleases. Cheap too. I use them on all my cameras.


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