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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-04-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By alan davus
Glad you worked it out Raid. That is the option I...

Glad you worked it out Raid. That is the option I use most of the time.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2019
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,144
Posted By alan davus
A mint Voigtlander 50/1.5 VM Nokton. Would have...

A mint Voigtlander 50/1.5 VM Nokton. Would have loved the chrome version but got a black one for A$675. Did the usual focus test with my Leica M-E on the tip of the wife noses. Spot on.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-01-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3,492
Posted By alan davus
I haven't bought a new lens for 6-7 years despite...

I haven't bought a new lens for 6-7 years despite the recent excellent offerings from CV but unless this 75mm is dog (doubtful), I'll be in the queue for it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-11-2018
Replies: 116
Views: 10,214
Posted By alan davus
KR has never used the Konicas, he only pretends...

KR has never used the Konicas, he only pretends he has. Also he can't make any money out of Konica so he pushes the Leicas.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-31-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By alan davus
It's the one lens in my armoury I'll never sell....

It's the one lens in my armoury I'll never sell. A sparkling little jewel. Go out and buy a lottery ticket...PS. I have the proper lens hood but rarely use it because of the size. Just get a cheap...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,151
Posted By alan davus
Take all my mates to an upmarket "knock...

Take all my mates to an upmarket "knock shop".
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By alan davus
Or "kickstarter scam".

Or "kickstarter scam".
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 941
Posted By alan davus
Get a Tenterfield dog. Nothing, man or beast will...

Get a Tenterfield dog. Nothing, man or beast will ever get inside to flog your gear.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-21-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 2,019
Posted By alan davus
I wasn't game to say this Richard but couldn't...

I wasn't game to say this Richard but couldn't agree with you more.
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-26-2018
Replies: 119
Views: 4,958
Posted By alan davus
Chris this is a wonderful, inspiring story and it...

Chris this is a wonderful, inspiring story and it has made my day. All the best to you and Mack...Cheers, Alan
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-08-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By alan davus
I would post this on Leicauserforum. You can...

I would post this on Leicauserforum. You can probably get a definitive answer there.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 711
Posted By alan davus
Well I forgot our Ist Wedding Anniversary and our...

Well I forgot our Ist Wedding Anniversary and our last and most of the 27 in between. Don't know if that makes me a romantic or not but my wife still seems to love me.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,552
Posted By alan davus
Hex M 50 2.0 Hex LTM 50 2.4 CV 50 3.5 LTM CV 50...

Hex M 50 2.0
Hex LTM 50 2.4
CV 50 3.5 LTM
CV 50 2.0 M

I love and use them all. Three of the four are collapsible. Would love to add the Leica Elmar M 2.8 so I would then have all the modern...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-08-2018
Replies: 133
Views: 34,208
Posted By alan davus
I have four CV lenses, the 21/4 LTM, 50/3.5...

I have four CV lenses, the 21/4 LTM, 50/3.5 (nickel), 50/2 that came with the anniversary set and the 75/2.5. The last two have really grown on me over the last couple of years and I use them often....
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-03-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,526
Posted By alan davus
Get well soon Chris.

Get well soon Chris.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-19-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,413
Posted By alan davus
So a super fast 40 1.2 lens for $1009 including...

So a super fast 40 1.2 lens for $1009 including hood...sounds like a bargain to me.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-17-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,316
Posted By alan davus
Spot on Peter. You can always work around the...

Spot on Peter. You can always work around the truth but you can't work around bull****.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 2,547
Posted By alan davus
There is some truth in that but the emphasis is...

There is some truth in that but the emphasis is on "historical murders". Strange things have happened in Adelaide but because they are rare and out of character it will always make headlines....
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 2,547
Posted By alan davus
How do you people live in a society like this?...

How do you people live in a society like this? Little old Adelaide in South Australia might be dull and boring (according to some) but at least we can walk the streets without fear. What the hell has...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-26-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,720
Posted By alan davus
MMM....My wife has had a swag of leather handbags...

MMM....My wife has had a swag of leather handbags for donkeys years and they are all as good as the day they were bought. Never seen any conditioning, special treatment etc. So what, are camera bag...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-24-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,720
Posted By alan davus
I've had (and still have) Billingham and Fogg...

I've had (and still have) Billingham and Fogg bags for years. Last year it was a toss up between an Oberwerth and Wotancraft. Would have been happy with either but Wotancraft had free shipping so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2017
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,144
Posted By alan davus
Ordered a "Tie Her Up" Black Classic camera...

Ordered a "Tie Her Up" Black Classic camera strap, 125cm's in length.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 3,496
Posted By alan davus
Nikons, FA and FM plus 5 Nikkor lenses. Still...

Nikons, FA and FM plus 5 Nikkor lenses. Still have all of them but haven't used the bodies since converting to Rangefinder photography in 2003.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-13-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,140
Posted By alan davus
Great story. You've obviously got the second...

Great story. You've obviously got the second greatest wife in the world. Enjoy your new M10.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-12-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,513
Posted By alan davus
Being a plumber I get plenty of well paid...

Being a plumber I get plenty of well paid exercise every day. Notwithstanding this each Sunday my mate and I head go for a hike in the Adelaide Hills varying between 4-6 hours depending on the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-19-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,491
Posted By alan davus
Lynn, don't forget the Australian price would...

Lynn, don't forget the Australian price would include 10% GST whilst the US price is probably tax free. Factor that in and there's probably not a lot of difference.
Forum: Travel 12-20-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 4,272
Posted By alan davus
Great stuff...thanks.

Great stuff...thanks.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-07-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,379
Posted By alan davus
An excellent book and easily worth the money.

An excellent book and easily worth the money.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 4,619
Posted By alan davus
A Yashica TL Electro was my first camera.

A Yashica TL Electro was my first camera.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-16-2016
Replies: 98
Views: 6,396
Posted By alan davus
I bought a red bodied Panasonic GM5 about a year...

I bought a red bodied Panasonic GM5 about a year ago as a hiking camera. I love it, so easy to put your hand on. Where is it written in Law that lenses must be black or silver?...Not that I'm buying...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-08-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,201
Posted By alan davus
Pretty much the conclusion I came to years ago...

Pretty much the conclusion I came to years ago with my M6ttl. Perhaps we need to see it as a cheap upgrade to a M-A.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-30-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,201
Posted By alan davus
I asked about having my circuit board changed 6-7...

I asked about having my circuit board changed 6-7 years ago after I drowned my M6ttl in a river and the price the repairer got from Leica (Aust I presume) for a replacement was well more than I paid...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-27-2016
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,815
Posted By alan davus
Ragnar Axelsson, "Last Days Of The...

Ragnar Axelsson, "Last Days Of The Arctic".
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-26-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By alan davus
A great series Peter (as per usual).

A great series Peter (as per usual).
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-20-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 25,365
Posted By alan davus
As always Helen, you say it perfectly.

As always Helen, you say it perfectly.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-16-2016
Replies: 140
Views: 12,410
Posted By alan davus
Panasonic GF1 Fuji X10 Panasonic GM5 Leica...

Panasonic GF1
Fuji X10
Panasonic GM5
Leica M-E

Still have them all. The small sensor cameras are mainly used when hiking.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-08-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,509
Posted By alan davus
Yes it does look nice and well designed but...

Yes it does look nice and well designed but without substantial padding...no thanks!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-22-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 5,903
Posted By alan davus
My M-E bought new in 2013 had a cracked sensor...

My M-E bought new in 2013 had a cracked sensor replaced under warranty last year. If M-E's haven't developed sensor corrosion in large numbers yet it is because they are newer cameras than M9's....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-16-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 14,117
Posted By alan davus
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder because...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder because frankly I love the look of the new lens. I won't be buying it though because I have the nickel collapsible version. I find it stunningly sharp, awkward to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-13-2016
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,144
Posted By alan davus
Wotancraft "Ryker" camera bag....the black...

Wotancraft "Ryker" camera bag....the black version. New from Taiwan.
Forum: Travel 09-13-2016
Replies: 91
Views: 9,316
Posted By alan davus
I can remember hitching through Syria in 1977. It...

I can remember hitching through Syria in 1977. It was a beautiful country and the people unbelievably friendly. It breaks my heart what has happened over the past few years and wonder if peace will...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-08-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 84,296
Posted By alan davus
Shame we haven't got a like button for your input...

Shame we haven't got a like button for your input above. I'll just say couldn't agree more... If you can't afford it or don't want it, why Pooh Pooh it for those who can and do.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-29-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By alan davus
Definitely a fake. Hasn't got the red dot.

Definitely a fake. Hasn't got the red dot.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2016
Replies: 353
Views: 23,488
Posted By alan davus
1. Leica M6ttl (all time favourite) 2. Leica ME ...

1. Leica M6ttl (all time favourite)
2. Leica ME (took a while to grow on me but now I love it)
3. Nikon FA (main shooter along with an FM for 18 years)
4. Panasonic GF1 (still use and love this...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-25-2016
Replies: 144
Views: 11,996
Posted By alan davus
This might be true in the US (I'm presuming you...

This might be true in the US (I'm presuming you are Stateside) but definitely not Downunder. I was accepted to study Law coming out of Secondary School decades ago but went into plumbing instead....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-25-2016
Replies: 117
Views: 6,674
Posted By alan davus
I'll add my name to all the well-wishers Stephen....

I'll add my name to all the well-wishers Stephen. Sometimes us men are our own worst enemies when it comes to our health..... "I'll go and see the doctor when I'm feeling better".
Forum: Travel 07-15-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By alan davus
Every Christmas I cross to New Zealand from Oz to...

Every Christmas I cross to New Zealand from Oz to go hiking or tramping as they call it over there. Nearly always leave Boxing Day and come home middle January. My destinations are all in the South...
Forum: RFF News 07-04-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 7,450
Posted By alan davus
Count me in...$25 bucks a year = 5 coffees. I can...

Count me in...$25 bucks a year = 5 coffees. I can afford it.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 05-27-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 5,175
Posted By alan davus
Onya Tom...If ever you guys get tired of living...

Onya Tom...If ever you guys get tired of living in the frozen north, come and live in sunny South Oz. We'll find heaps of stuff for you to do and things to repair.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-30-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 7,833
Posted By alan davus
Bought my M-E in 2013 and it had to go in for...

Bought my M-E in 2013 and it had to go in for sensor replacement in March last year, not for corrosion but the sensor was cracked.
Forum: RFF News 04-14-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 8,467
Posted By alan davus
Well if you reread the story it dates back to...

Well if you reread the story it dates back to 2002 before phone googling. I told my wife the story and she had tears in her eyes. And she won't be the last I'll tell it too. Of course the skeptics...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-30-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,795
Posted By alan davus
The last new Nikon camera I bought was a FA in...

The last new Nikon camera I bought was a FA in 1985. The DF is about the only camera they've produced since that would entice me to buy a SLR again. Enjoy it Ken.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-13-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,626
Posted By alan davus
I've used the MS-optical 1.15x magnifier/dioptre...

I've used the MS-optical 1.15x magnifier/dioptre for years on initially an M6ttl and now my M-E. Works perfectly for me and i consider it indispensable. On the M-E the 28mm frame lines are difficult...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-01-2016
Replies: 205
Views: 27,508
Posted By alan davus
M6ttl.58x M-E I have 11 lenses which are used...

M6ttl.58x
M-E
I have 11 lenses which are used with the above. None are Leicas. Some (Hex M's) were bought (new) before my first Leica purchase and i haven't seen any reason to "upgrade?" them. I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-14-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 13,308
Posted By alan davus
Looks to me like a well used, what we call...

Looks to me like a well used, what we call "pillar cock spanner" Downunder.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-18-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By alan davus
I've had the 1.15x for a number of years and my...

I've had the 1.15x for a number of years and my experiences of it mirrors the above. Used it initially on a .58 M6ttl and now my M-E. It is very firm to adjust so once set it doesn't move. Bought...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-15-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By alan davus
A lovely walk not too far from Queenstown is the...

A lovely walk not too far from Queenstown is the "Rees and Dart" Track. It is well marked and there are good huts and plenty of places to camp. Climbing up to Cascade Saddle from Dart Hut is an...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By alan davus
I go to New Zealand every summer for 3 weeks to...

I go to New Zealand every summer for 3 weeks to go tramping (leaving Adelaide Christmas night this year) always in the S. Island. Like Lynn suggests all the popular tourist tracks known as the "Great...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 4,941
Posted By alan davus
Leica M-E and the Hex 35/2 UC.

Leica M-E and the Hex 35/2 UC.
Forum: Travel 07-01-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,361
Posted By alan davus
My wife and I are going to Hongkong in September...

My wife and I are going to Hongkong in September for 8 days. Already decided to take my M-E plus 28 and 90 lenses. Only other decision to make is which one of my four 50's will get the nod (I favour...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-23-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 3,245
Posted By alan davus
I've had one of the Megaperl's 1.15 magnifiers...

I've had one of the Megaperl's 1.15 magnifiers with dioptre adjustment(as mentioned above) for probably 10 years using it on both my M6 and ME. It is perfectly clear and the dioptre adjustment works...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-25-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,609
Posted By alan davus
True to a degree. I've virtually given up buying...

True to a degree. I've virtually given up buying stuff from the States because shipping is so expensive. However costs from the UK can really vary. For example I've recently had a couple of purchases...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-16-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 7,330
Posted By alan davus
Successful...lets see. I'm happily married to the...

Successful...lets see. I'm happily married to the most beautiful woman I ever met. I have three daughters who are all either at or have finished Uni. My two Jack Russells follow me everywhere. I have...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-27-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,625
Posted By alan davus
What he said; (Hopefully great stuff!!)

What he said; (Hopefully great stuff!!)
Forum: RFF Polls 10-27-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 16,129
Posted By alan davus
For what it's worth I'm 62 which is just another...

For what it's worth I'm 62 which is just another number.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-03-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 6,761
Posted By alan davus
The most I've ever spent on a camera bag is what...

The most I've ever spent on a camera bag is what my Fogg B-Major cost a few years ago. Don't quite remember what I paid as I prefer to quickly forget just in case my wife asks.
Forum: Travel 09-20-2014
Replies: 161
Views: 18,685
Posted By alan davus
A wonderful series and I love the...

A wonderful series and I love the presentation.... Great stuff.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-17-2014
Replies: 253
Views: 22,708
Posted By alan davus
Hear,hear!!

Hear,hear!!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-16-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 40,461
Posted By alan davus
I'm definitely putting my hand up for the new 35...

I'm definitely putting my hand up for the new 35 Ultron. Had the old LTM version but sold it when I bought a Hex 35/2 UC a few years ago. Always regretted it because my copy was stunning.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-16-2014
Replies: 2,549
Views: 368,763
Posted By alan davus
Good to see you back here again Chris and hope...

Good to see you back here again Chris and hope your health is on the improve.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-30-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,696
Posted By alan davus
I'd just take the comment as a compliment Keith...

I'd just take the comment as a compliment Keith and be done with it.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-07-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,806
Posted By alan davus
Good one Raid. Now some photos with it of your...

Good one Raid. Now some photos with it of your family.
Forum: Travel 06-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By alan davus
Went to Morocco in 1979, the last of a 16...

Went to Morocco in 1979, the last of a 16 country, 15 month journey through Africa. After the rest of the continent Morocco seemed so touristy in comparison. As others have suggested, it is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-16-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,000
Posted By alan davus
What you have take into consideration is, what is...

What you have take into consideration is, what is more important, the journey or the photos that you bring home from it? When I drowned my Leica M6 crossing Six Mile Creek in New Zealand it was on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,000
Posted By alan davus
[QUOTE=Scrambler;2356711]Great advice Alan, but...

[QUOTE=Scrambler;2356711]Great advice Alan, but after 40 years you probably know the answer to the last, while the OP may not.

Your 19kg pack weight would be 2/3 food (+fuel)

Food for 2 weeks...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,000
Posted By alan davus
I've been a hiker for near 40 years and still...

I've been a hiker for near 40 years and still head off into remoter, often untracked regions for up 12-13 days where everything has to be carried. Generally speaking my pack would peak at around 19...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 12,285
Posted By alan davus
Sounds good mate.

Sounds good mate.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 12,285
Posted By alan davus
Peter, if you buy this set, you'll have to...

Peter, if you buy this set, you'll have to organise an Adelaide get together for a "show and tell."
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-16-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,389
Posted By alan davus
Actually she was killed in the Central African...

Actually she was killed in the Central African Republic not the Sudan. And Southern Sudan is generally not an Islamic region as is the north. I've travelled through all these regions and found people...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-18-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,099
Posted By alan davus
Thanks for the tip CrisR.... I'll pack the 18...

Thanks for the tip CrisR.... I'll pack the 18 Distagon in my bag with the M-E tomorrow.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-17-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 5,713
Posted By alan davus
I'm a sucker for a new bag (like everyone else...

I'm a sucker for a new bag (like everyone else here it seems) and have quite a collection. Trouble is along the way I've acquired a couple of Billinghams and a couple of Foggs and they don't come...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 7,337
Posted By alan davus
Leica MP or a Bessa 3.

Leica MP or a Bessa 3.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 15,417
Posted By alan davus
Ageed. And he's good to shop with.

Ageed. And he's good to shop with.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,014
Posted By alan davus
I used my M6ttl .58 with a MS Optical 1.15...

I used my M6ttl .58 with a MS Optical 1.15 magnifier (which includes dioptre adjustment) permanently attached. The extra magnification was helpful with all lenses but you can still see the 28mm...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-10-2014
Replies: 308
Views: 28,440
Posted By alan davus
Leicas expensive?.... Sure. The lenses especially...

Leicas expensive?.... Sure. The lenses especially so. The 501.4 Summilux is $4000, the 501.5 CV is $1000. But far as lenses go it's like buying a $500,000 house against a $150,000 house, cost of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2014
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,144
Posted By alan davus
A black "Angelo Pelle" camera strap for my Leica...

A black "Angelo Pelle" camera strap for my Leica M-E.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,432
Posted By alan davus
Leica M-E with the Hex M28.

Leica M-E with the Hex M28.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 6,293
Posted By alan davus
I'm going to say the long desired new 50...

I'm going to say the long desired new 50 Summilux. It's going to be a couple of years away yet but it will be paid for by not buying anything in the interim
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By alan davus
Keith, when I clicked on your link it showed...

Keith, when I clicked on your link it showed Topbuy selling it for $1485.03. A bit more realistic me thinks.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-26-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 37,579
Posted By alan davus
When I'm wandering the streets, (generally with a...

When I'm wandering the streets, (generally with a camera in hand,) if I'm inadvertantly included in someone elses photo, my inevitable response is to put out my hand and say, "Baksheesh!!".........
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-24-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,670
Posted By alan davus
Exactly my thoughts.... Actually I love the...

Exactly my thoughts.... Actually I love the thing. But I live in Happy Valley in South Australia where we don't have to factor in getting mugged.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-20-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 13,451
Posted By alan davus
Thanks for that. Just jumped on the A&R website...

Thanks for that. Just jumped on the A&R website and ordered a copy.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 4,591
Posted By alan davus
......because I'm a hopeless Leica tragic and...

......because I'm a hopeless Leica tragic and don't want to find a cure for my affliction.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 9,131
Posted By alan davus
I drowned my M6ttl .58 crossing a flooded river...

I drowned my M6ttl .58 crossing a flooded river whilst hiking in New Zealand some years ago. The metering system died almost immediately and the shutter a few hours later. I slept with it in my...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-06-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,342
Posted By alan davus
It's only going to hit a coolish 29C in Adelaide...

It's only going to hit a coolish 29C in Adelaide today. Got to 37C last week but overall we haven't had a lot of warm weather yet. Saw a heap of Pommy (ie. English) cricket fans in the city last...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2013
Replies: 219
Views: 51,029
Posted By alan davus
Spot on Keith. And what ever you do, don't dare...

Spot on Keith. And what ever you do, don't dare to criticise what the knockers/killjoys are using. They'll rip your throat out.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 13,661
Posted By alan davus
Spot on mate. Why others who it doesn't appeal to...

Spot on mate. Why others who it doesn't appeal to want to be killjoys to those whom it does makes me shake my head in wonder.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 13,661
Posted By alan davus
Thanks for the hands on review Lynn, much...

Thanks for the hands on review Lynn, much appreciated...... I've just had a fondle with one at Photographic Wholesalers here in Adelaide. Yes it is bigger and chunkier than my FE2 or FA but in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 5,225
Posted By alan davus
I wonder though what percentage of users who are...

I wonder though what percentage of users who are forever chasing the latest high megapixel cameras do ever print this large? Very small.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-18-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,454
Posted By alan davus
Five bucks for a pair of thumb thingies including...

Five bucks for a pair of thumb thingies including postage??? Think I'll order a half dozen.... P.S. the camera looks cool.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-17-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 15,992
Posted By alan davus
Heliar 50 f2 Heliar 50 f3.5 CV 21 f4 LTM And a...

Heliar 50 f2
Heliar 50 f3.5
CV 21 f4 LTM

And a rarely used 75 f2.5 which i swapped away a 35 1.7 Ultron for (bad move because it was a great lens but I'd just bought a new Hex 35UC and didn't think...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-17-2013
Replies: 109
Views: 24,172
Posted By alan davus
1. Leica M and LTM=12 2. Nikon Ai and AiS=7 3....

1. Leica M and LTM=12
2. Nikon Ai and AiS=7
3. Bronica EC=3
4. Micro 4/3=3
Am not including fixed lens cameras.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,076
Posted By alan davus
Since the demise of my much loved M6ttl my...

Since the demise of my much loved M6ttl my favourite pairing at the moment is an M-E with a 50 M Hexanon. On the M6 my go to lens was always the Hex 35UC but for some reason I just prefer the 50 now.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 90,794
Posted By alan davus
Without a shadow of doubt. Go for it. By the way...

Without a shadow of doubt. Go for it. By the way what is the cost of the engraving service?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 90,794
Posted By alan davus
I've said it before and I'll say it again, it's...

I've said it before and I'll say it again, it's the best looking Nikon digital camera ever. I just want to know about using manual focus Nikkors on it. If all is well, I'm in. From the front and top,...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-08-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 13,055
Posted By alan davus
If I was starting from scratch it would...

If I was starting from scratch it would definitely be the Sony. But as I already have a M-E for my M and LTM lenses and with a bagfull of A1 and A1S Nikkors still, the DF is most certainly the more...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 90,794
Posted By alan davus
That's probably about right considering it...

That's probably about right considering it includes GST and the Aussie dollar viz a viz the greenback at the moment....... I'm actually quite partial to it. In looks if nothing else it's the best...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 90,794
Posted By alan davus
I've been digging out my old Nikkor lenses,...

I've been digging out my old Nikkor lenses, giving them a clean and perusing "Evil bay" in anticipation that the DF will be a winner. As long as it's not like every Nikon SLR since the F4 I'll be...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-31-2013
Replies: 168
Views: 29,230
Posted By alan davus
Spot on Jon. Take absolutely everything thats...

Spot on Jon. Take absolutely everything thats necessary and absolutely nothing else.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-31-2013
Replies: 168
Views: 29,230
Posted By alan davus
Jon, one of the conditions placed on me by my...

Jon, one of the conditions placed on me by my wife on buying the M-E is that it isn't allowed to cross the Tasman to NZ each summer. She knows better than anyone how it broke my heart when I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-30-2013
Replies: 168
Views: 29,230
Posted By alan davus
The M-E ugly??....No way, it's the most gorgeous...

The M-E ugly??....No way, it's the most gorgeous camera I've bought since acquiring a new M6ttl some years ago. Paid A$5495 for mine brand new from my local dealer here in Adelaide with the full 2...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-27-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 5,470
Posted By alan davus
In nearly 40 years of using cameras, my upgrades...

In nearly 40 years of using cameras, my upgrades have been quite far apart... Yashica TL Electro... Nikon FA...Leica M6...Hexar RF...BessaR2M (to replace the M6 and Hexar which I both destroyed...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 90,794
Posted By alan davus
Absolutely..... I've hated the design of all...

Absolutely..... I've hated the design of all Nikon SLR's from the F4 onwards. My Nikon glass has been sitting around unused, except for an occasional outing with the FE2 for years. But a digital F3,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-24-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 90,794
Posted By alan davus
To be quite honest, this has me much more excited...

To be quite honest, this has me much more excited than the new Sonys. C'mon Nov.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-22-2013
Replies: 180
Views: 17,088
Posted By alan davus
The last Nikon SLR I bought new was a FA back in...

The last Nikon SLR I bought new was a FA back in 1985. I've absolutely hated the styling of their bodies from the F4 onwards. If the rumours do turn out to be true, whether it looks like a FM2, FE2...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-21-2013
Replies: 180
Views: 17,088
Posted By alan davus
A digital FM, pinch me. Sorry Keith, you're going...

A digital FM, pinch me. Sorry Keith, you're going up in flames.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-12-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By alan davus
Just had a look at the free first issue....

Just had a look at the free first issue. Definitely looks promising. Thanks for the link.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-11-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,519
Posted By alan davus
I didn't really know what to vote. It is more...

I didn't really know what to vote. It is more rangefinders suit my style of shooting. I'm never in a hurry, seeing photography as a way of slowing life down, prefer manual focussing (although AF is...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-11-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 52,697
Posted By alan davus
A 50/ f1 would do me.

A 50/ f1 would do me.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-10-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,816
Posted By alan davus
I have a "Stephen the Waist bag", not technically...

I have a "Stephen the Waist bag", not technically a camera bag but beautifully made, with its roll top almost impervious to water and really comfortable worn either on the waist or shoulder. I want...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-07-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,932
Posted By alan davus
My Leica M-E with a Hex 50M attached. This will...

My Leica M-E with a Hex 50M attached. This will alternate with the Hex 35UC. If going for a hike, generally the Fuji X10.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-07-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,816
Posted By alan davus
Fogg B Major

Fogg B Major
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-03-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 10,322
Posted By alan davus
Amongst others, I have 2 Billinghams, the 335...

Amongst others, I have 2 Billinghams, the 335 bought in 1988 and the Hadley Pro which is 10 years old. But my favourite is the Fogg B Major which in size is somewhere between the 2 Billinghams. If...
Forum: RFF News 10-02-2013
Replies: 71
Views: 11,698
Posted By alan davus
Is there a prize for guessing....mmm a new Nokton...

Is there a prize for guessing....mmm a new Nokton 50 1.5 perhaps?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,592
Posted By alan davus
Yep, that's the one I used for 10 years. And it's...

Yep, that's the one I used for 10 years. And it's a good'un.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,592
Posted By alan davus
I bought one new in 1974 and used it for about...

I bought one new in 1974 and used it for about ten years. The metering system eventually began to malfunction and then the shutter so binned it and went over to Nikons. What lens came with it?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 9,601
Posted By alan davus
Happy Valley Peter.

Happy Valley Peter.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 9,601
Posted By alan davus
Reckon I've only ever seen one in Adelaide....

Reckon I've only ever seen one in Adelaide. Rarely see film cameras, an occasional medium format and did spot someone with a TTL in Mt Lofty Botanical Garden a couple of years ago. I remember...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 09-27-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,517
Posted By alan davus
Can anyone confirm or deny whether they will fit...

Can anyone confirm or deny whether they will fit the Leica M-E? After ordering mine which is now in transit I read on Cameraquest that the new M and M-E have a different thread but when trying my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-27-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 6,884
Posted By alan davus
My Two Bob's worth.... I'd take a manual camera...

My Two Bob's worth.... I'd take a manual camera like a Nikon FM or FM2. If they have worked well for 30 years without problems (like all my Nikons) then I'm sure they'd last a few more months on the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-21-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 8,341
Posted By alan davus
I have 5 Hexanon M and LTM lenses but alas, not...

I have 5 Hexanon M and LTM lenses but alas, not the 60. Keep showing the photos guys, cats and all. Cheers.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By alan davus
The Zhou case I recently bought for my M-E is...

The Zhou case I recently bought for my M-E is exactly the opposite, it's too tight. Overall I'm pretty disappointed. The $1 case I got with my R2M from the bartender here fits that camera far better...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-24-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,390
Posted By alan davus
Bloody Nora!!! I would have changed occupations...

Bloody Nora!!! I would have changed occupations (and something else) after that..... As to the OP, I concur with a common sense approach. Is a photograph really worth a confrontation?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-24-2013
Replies: 372
Views: 61,431
Posted By alan davus
I remember a few years ago ordering and paying...

I remember a few years ago ordering and paying for a new Elmar M from a well known online HK Supplier for about $750. A couple of days later an email arrived saying my money would be refunded as the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-23-2013
Replies: 77
Views: 4,849
Posted By alan davus
Good onya Big Fella, hope all goes well and it...

Good onya Big Fella, hope all goes well and it frees up some money to do more bag shopping. We've been a little shy on reviews lately. Cheers, Alan
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-21-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By alan davus
Beautiful Jaap, you got there before I...

Beautiful Jaap, you got there before I could.
P.S. Hope you and the camera (M) are feeling better.
Cheers, Alan
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-08-2013
Replies: 202
Views: 77,511
Posted By alan davus
I'm at a point where given a choice I'll always...

I'm at a point where given a choice I'll always take chrome. The new Nokton 50 is on my short list but a chrome 50 Summilux is where the heart's real longing lies. But I'm happy to put anything on my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By alan davus
Have owned this lens for a few years now. It's a...

Have owned this lens for a few years now. It's a real sleeper to me and considering the price it usually sells for viz a viz ancient pieces of Leica glass, a veritable bargain. Have never used it on...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-29-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,520
Posted By alan davus
Apologies mate had the Bill(ingham) on my mind.

Apologies mate had the Bill(ingham) on my mind.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-28-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,520
Posted By alan davus
I can't offer you any advice Bill, but if I tune...

I can't offer you any advice Bill, but if I tune into RFF each day and don't find a Back Alley bag thread, I start to wonder if you are ill. So glad you're feeling well this morning. Cheers, Alan
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2013
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,144
Posted By alan davus
Went into Photoco in the Adelaide Central Market ...

Went into Photoco in the Adelaide Central Market on Friday and put a $500 deposit on a brand new Leica M-E. I should have it in a week or two- a dream come true to put it mildly. My beautiful and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-13-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 6,961
Posted By alan davus
Drowning my Leica M6ttl (bought new) whilst...

Drowning my Leica M6ttl (bought new) whilst crossing a flooded creek at the beginning of a 13 day hike in New Zealand a few years ago. I not only didn't bring one photo back from an incredidbly...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-02-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 3,162
Posted By alan davus
Don't think, DO!!

Don't think, DO!!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-29-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 5,928
Posted By alan davus
Yeah, spot on mate. Let's face it, " fools and...

Yeah, spot on mate. Let's face it, " fools and their guns aren't easily parted". So why waste our time argueing with fools.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-24-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4,949
Posted By alan davus
I found it "chuckleworthy" as it's meant to...

I found it "chuckleworthy" as it's meant to be.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-24-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 9,065
Posted By alan davus
[QUOTE=kshapero;2167362]Just a reminder to you...

[QUOTE=kshapero;2167362]Just a reminder to you newbie's and Leica fan boys (myself included), we all owe a lot to Mr K, Cameraquest and Tom A for bringing rangefinders back to popularity during the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-19-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,952
Posted By alan davus
Can't quite see the purpose of opening all these...

Can't quite see the purpose of opening all these boutique stores: nobody's got any Leica stock.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,918
Posted By alan davus
Good news and your photo is a stunning...

Good news and your photo is a stunning endorsement of the lens' ability.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-01-2013
Replies: 2,549
Views: 368,763
Posted By alan davus
Once again Chris, I love your work. This is a...

Once again Chris, I love your work. This is a thread I retun to often. Thanks and keep 'em coming. Cheers, Alan
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-13-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 10,681
Posted By alan davus
I must admit I concur with those who see this...

I must admit I concur with those who see this poll as pointless. If the question had been what focal length well fair enough, but what 35mm lens? I thought the answer would be obvious, anyone......
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-09-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,577
Posted By alan davus
Great advertisement for both camera and lens. The...

Great advertisement for both camera and lens. The Konica lens are really great, I have 5KM and LTM's but alas not the 60. I really enjoy your work. Cheers, Alan
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 6,940
Posted By alan davus
[QUOTE=Sejanus.Aelianus;2132478]Wow! A sellebrity...

[QUOTE=Sejanus.Aelianus;2132478]Wow! A sellebrity has a camera! This is important news for all of us plebs here at RFF.

Yeah, got to agree, who cares? He's only some two bit Hollywood actor.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-06-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By alan davus
Just tried to screw the hood off by hand,...

Just tried to screw the hood off by hand, couldn't move it for love or money. But put the CV lenscap on and it unscrewed with no pressure at all. Be aware this lens flares very easily. No vignetting...
Forum: Travel 05-06-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,415
Posted By alan davus
In the '70's I spent a year travelling through...

In the '70's I spent a year travelling through Asia from Oz to Europe. Found people everywhere friendly and hospitable ESPECIALLY in Islamic countries. Also hitched through Africa for 15 months,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,320
Posted By alan davus
The Hex 50/2.4 collapsible.

The Hex 50/2.4 collapsible.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,163
Posted By alan davus
The quote Leica gave my repairer for a new...

The quote Leica gave my repairer for a new circuit board was more than the camera cost new.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,163
Posted By alan davus
I have a .58 bought new. I advise don't take it...

I have a .58 bought new. I advise don't take it swimming. Mine was in a waist pouch when I got into trouble crossing a flooded creek on a multi day tramp in New Zealand and the metering system was...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-25-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,718
Posted By alan davus
I reckon you should get a job in a bag shop Joe....

I reckon you should get a job in a bag shop Joe. Even if you worked for nothing, you'd still be in front financially.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 5,803
Posted By alan davus
Leica BP MP .58x with chrome 50 Summilux (along...

Leica BP MP .58x with chrome 50 Summilux (along with my 10 M and LTM lenses)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 6,308
Posted By alan davus
Gee, where do you people live??? Worst thing...

Gee, where do you people live??? Worst thing that's ever happenned to me living here in Happy Valley was to be woken up at 4am one morning by someone walking on my roof. Turned out to be a Koala...
Forum: Other RF 02-14-2013
Replies: 103
Views: 7,680
Posted By alan davus
Normally I'd say my Hexar Rf but it's been out of...

Normally I'd say my Hexar Rf but it's been out of commission for more than a year since being dropped and now it wont focus correctly. (Must remember to send it to Dirk in Japan.) So I would have to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-14-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,335
Posted By alan davus
I have 2 Billinghams and 2 Foggs the oldest...

I have 2 Billinghams and 2 Foggs the oldest dating back more than 25 years. All are beautifully made and built to last a lifetime. However, probably the bag I've used most over the last few years is...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-12-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 10,320
Posted By alan davus
Haven't any cameras left over from the '60's but...

Haven't any cameras left over from the '60's but Nikon SLR's from the '70's are still going strong. My only Leica an M6ttl bought new about 6 years ago has a permanently non functioning meter.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-03-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,704
Posted By alan davus
A couple of summers ago whilst hiking in New...

A couple of summers ago whilst hiking in New Zealands South Island, I got a dunking crossing a creek. My M6ttl was in a waist bag that was partially submerged for a few seconds. There was little more...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-21-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,666
Posted By alan davus
You could have called it, "Your average married...

You could have called it, "Your average married couple".
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 4,742
Posted By alan davus
Guys, haven't bought any thing from Freestyle for...

Guys, haven't bought any thing from Freestyle for a couple of years now so don't know how this would work. But when I buy hiking gear from big US based companies like Rei and Backcountry Gear, I have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 9,596
Posted By alan davus
The Kinesis waist bag. It's my one camera and...

The Kinesis waist bag. It's my one camera and lens tote all. Have done countless hikes with it including 12-13 multi day trips. Unfortunately it was carrying my M6ttl across Six Mile Creel in NZ a...
Forum: Off Topic 09-14-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 10,124
Posted By alan davus
I'm afraid it's human nature...... And let's face...

I'm afraid it's human nature...... And let's face it, these photos are only taken because there is a huge market for them.... mainly womens magazines.
Forum: Off Topic 09-14-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 10,124
Posted By alan davus
And generally about this thread: I wonder why...

And generally about this thread: I wonder why there are so few women on RFF?[/QUOTE]

What????.....And when women get together they don't talk about good looking blokes, sex and the like?? What...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2012
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,144
Posted By alan davus
The Olympus 45/1.8 and the Panasonic 14/2.5 and...

The Olympus 45/1.8 and the Panasonic 14/2.5 and matching lenshoods for my GF1. Came within a couple of glasses of red of buying a new M9 but in the sober light of day decided money is a little too...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 6,325
Posted By alan davus
I own a FA (bought new in 1985), a FM and a FE2....

I own a FA (bought new in 1985), a FM and a FE2. My favourite is the FE2. I just like the match needle metering.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-31-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,736
Posted By alan davus
Open an account with a forwarding company. That...

Open an account with a forwarding company. That gives you an American address.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,528
Posted By alan davus
I'm guessing both shot with the 50.

I'm guessing both shot with the 50.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,059
Posted By alan davus
things to think about on a lazy saturday...

things to think about on a lazy saturday afternoon...[/QUOTE]

Why not just go out for a nice walk?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-06-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,790
Posted By alan davus
Fuwen, Chiif must love you..... P.S. I enjoy your...

Fuwen, Chiif must love you..... P.S. I enjoy your Fogg reviews and have bought two of them, the Flute and B major (also from Chiif). Thanks mate.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 7,839
Posted By alan davus
So what is probably the best 50mm lens on the...

So what is probably the best 50mm lens on the planet costs $7000. Chicken feed when you consider the best car on the planet probably costs a couple of million. I'd buy the lens in a heartbeat if I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 6,176
Posted By alan davus
Quality rangefinders bought in succession: all...

Quality rangefinders bought in succession: all new
Hexar Rf
Leica M6ttl
Bessa R2M
If I was starting again I'd buy in order: all new
Bessa R2M...........
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-30-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 10,182
Posted By alan davus
[QUOTE=venchka;1893119]Easy fix: Don't shoot...

[QUOTE=venchka;1893119]Easy fix: Don't shoot barrels.

Wayne[/ Wayne as a long time 35UC user, I couldn't have said it any better (chuckle, chuckle).
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-20-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 6,486
Posted By alan davus
A few months ago I was awoken about 4AM. one...

A few months ago I was awoken about 4AM. one Monday morning by something walking on our tiled roof. It must have been loud because my wife woke up in a start and said "Alby, there's someone on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-14-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 3,877
Posted By alan davus
Am I going to buy the new...

Am I going to buy the new Summicron?....Nope
Would I like to buy it?....Yep
Do I hate Leica for producing a lens I'll never buy?....Nope
Do I wish them well and hope many do buy it?....Yep
Do I think...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-22-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 8,026
Posted By alan davus
Mine include: 50/2 Heliar, 50/3.5 Heliar, 75/2.5...

Mine include: 50/2 Heliar, 50/3.5 Heliar, 75/2.5 Heliar. And yes if CV release a 50/1.4, then add that to the list.
Forum: Off Topic 04-04-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 2,830
Posted By alan davus
Keep 'em coming Chris. I've had a gut full of...

Keep 'em coming Chris. I've had a gut full of cats.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 3,872
Posted By alan davus
Bessa R2M with 50/2 Heliar and Velvia 100.

Bessa R2M with 50/2 Heliar and Velvia 100.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-14-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 9,601
Posted By alan davus
The African Queen Casablanca Lawrence of...

The African Queen
Casablanca
Lawrence of Arabia
Dr Zhivago
and a couple of Aussie favourites
The Castle
The Dish
Strictly Ballroom
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-11-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,550
Posted By alan davus
Jon put a copyright on the name. You might get...

Jon put a copyright on the name. You might get offerred squillions for it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-11-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,760
Posted By alan davus
I have a .58 body and keep a Megaperls 1.15x...

I have a .58 body and keep a Megaperls 1.15x magnifier permanently attached. Works great plus the magnifier has built in dioptre adjustment.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-11-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 14,473
Posted By alan davus
I'm a great believer if the best time of your...

I'm a great believer if the best time of your life isn't now, change things so it is. Based on that I loved being young and I'm just as happy at 59. The only advice I offer young people is to not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-05-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 7,029
Posted By alan davus
Ditto, ditto, ditto!!!

Ditto, ditto, ditto!!!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-29-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 7,432
Posted By alan davus
I'd definitely keep the M6 but if you want to...

I'd definitely keep the M6 but if you want to have a digital work flow also, why does it have to be the M8? There's plenty of far cheaper options, M4/3, Fuji x100, x10 etc.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-13-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,197
Posted By alan davus
Can't comment on the R3M but I have the R2M 50/2...

Can't comment on the R3M but I have the R2M 50/2 Anniversary set and couldn't be happier. Haven't had any of the problems mentioned by Dick above. If I'd bought the Bessa first years ago there's no...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,989
Posted By alan davus
I did a 13 day hike in New Zealand last summer in...

I did a 13 day hike in New Zealand last summer in a remote, rarely visited area with few or no tracks. Just following up valleys, crossing little alpine passes at their head, camping out by tarns and...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-27-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 7,537
Posted By alan davus
Another big CV fan here. Have been happily using...

Another big CV fan here. Have been happily using some of their lenses for years. Only recently bought one of the bodies, an R2M and to be quite honest if I'd got the Bessa before my M6ttl I never...
Forum: Off Topic 10-24-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By alan davus
Yes, the longest choke in world rugby is finally...

Yes, the longest choke in world rugby is finally over. The Kiwis probably played their worst game of the tournament in the final (and the French their best) but were still good enough to win. Well...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-24-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 4,559
Posted By alan davus
I'd get the Bessa R2m anniversary kit with the 50...

I'd get the Bessa R2m anniversary kit with the 50 f2 collapsible from our bartender here. It's a great combo (I bought one) and I'm saying this as a M6ttl owner. There'll be enough change left over...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 4,201
Posted By alan davus
Most of us here have been around long enough to...

Most of us here have been around long enough to know that crappy photographic gear can take good photos and good gear can take crappy photos (in the right/wrong hands). But given the choice (and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-10-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,056
Posted By alan davus
Bought mine new, boxed with everything from...

Bought mine new, boxed with everything from Matsuiyastore about 3-4 years ago for $US870 if I remember rightly. It's probably my most used lens and I'll never sell it no matter what the price. But...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-09-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 7,857
Posted By alan davus
Gil, I've had a 335 for about 25 years and other...

Gil, I've had a 335 for about 25 years and other than having been faded slightly by the hot Aussie summers, it is as good as new. As is a Hadlley Pro I bought in 2003. Like others have suggested in...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-09-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,520
Posted By alan davus
Once again, great stuff Chris. So much of your...

Once again, great stuff Chris. So much of your work has a touch of meloncholy about it which I love. You really are an artist.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 6,545
Posted By alan davus
Jon, I know where you are coming from. Last year...

Jon, I know where you are coming from. Last year I drowned my M6ttl whilst crossing a flooded river in New Zealand right at the start of a 13 day hike. The only solace I could take was from it all......
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