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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 7,429
Posted By dingadingdang
Using wordpress here too with the YADB plugin,...

Using wordpress here too with the YADB plugin, makes life very easy!!


www.gallery.dinglespeaks.com (http://www.gallery.dinglespeaks.com)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,053
Posted By dingadingdang
Hmm, I just used Wordpress for my photoblog...

Hmm, I just used Wordpress for my photoblog (http://www.gallery.dinglespeaks.com) with the YADB plugin, does what I need it to, I'm not sure why but the Expressions sites seem to be slow to load for...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-14-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 4,826
Posted By dingadingdang
A recent pic from Shanghai (sorry, not sure how...

A recent pic from Shanghai (sorry, not sure how to post the thumbnail!)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2397/2103391238_6e401865f9.jpg
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-12-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By dingadingdang
I'm glad I'm not the only one, I can't even see...

I'm glad I'm not the only one, I can't even see the upload button any more
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-06-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 2,480
Posted By dingadingdang
yeah, mine went too, I'd been walking with the...

yeah, mine went too, I'd been walking with the camera on a neck strap and I think the constant rubbing loosens it off until you lose it. I'd found it loose after walking with it round my neck before...
Forum: Olympus RF 11-06-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By dingadingdang
thanks kuzano, I wondered what you were talking...

thanks kuzano, I wondered what you were talking about for a moment, actually that wasn't a bessa shot it was taken on an evil DSLR in Cambodia last year.
Bessa shots are a bit more recent.
Built...
Forum: Olympus RF 11-06-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By dingadingdang
thanks guys, shadowfox, I'm using a Minolta...

thanks guys, shadowfox, I'm using a Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 for the scanning, does a great job, much better than my Epson 4490 used to do.
As for film, it was nothing special, colour images...
Forum: Olympus RF 11-05-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By dingadingdang
Olympus XA - first pics

It took a while but I finally finished scanning the images from my first few rolls on the XA (I took it on a UK trip), very nice too I must say! I just seem to get along with it much better than my...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-11-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,534
Posted By dingadingdang
thanks but I think it's something different,...

thanks but I think it's something different, sometimes the spot is very clear sometimes it's not there at all
Forum: Olympus RF 10-10-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,534
Posted By dingadingdang
Hmm, I had another play around this morning, it's...

Hmm, I had another play around this morning, it's quite strange, I'm definitely not blocking up the rangefinder window, the rangefinder spot just doesn't appear about 75% of the time when I open the...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-08-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,534
Posted By dingadingdang
thanks guys, I'm pretty sure I must have been...

thanks guys, I'm pretty sure I must have been covering the rangefinder patch!
I'll post some pics once I've scanned some decent ones in!
Forum: Olympus RF 10-07-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,534
Posted By dingadingdang
well, I think I was careful but now you say it...

well, I think I was careful but now you say it that would seem to be the obvious cause, I'll check next time I use the XA
Forum: Olympus RF 10-07-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,534
Posted By dingadingdang
XA - disappearing rangefinder patch

I've recently purchased an XA and put about six rolls through it on a trip home to the UK.

On the last couple of films I've noticed that the rangefinder patch disappears completely on some shots and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-22-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By dingadingdang
Sounds interesting, you got any links to the...

Sounds interesting, you got any links to the magnifier?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,621
Posted By dingadingdang
I've had a few enquiries in the last year asking...

I've had a few enquiries in the last year asking if I can sell prints of certain pictures but I never knew how much to sell them for. How much is the going rate for prints?
Forum: RFF News 08-16-2007
Replies: 210
Views: 16,126
Posted By dingadingdang
I'm interested in this, what are the contents of...

I'm interested in this, what are the contents of the book, is it photographs or text from the forum? What will the price be?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,520
Posted By dingadingdang
Thanks for the mention guys!

Thanks for the mention guys!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-12-2007
Replies: 2,014
Views: 615,227
Posted By dingadingdang
Difficult choice but I think this one, taken on a...

Difficult choice but I think this one, taken on a shanghai street with an old Seagull 4B TLR
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2007
Replies: 129
Views: 9,566
Posted By dingadingdang
I'm on flickr under the same name ...

I'm on flickr under the same name

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dingadingdang/
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-09-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By dingadingdang
Diopter fell out and lost!

So, I just noticed that my diopter (I think that's the right name for the bit of glass that screw in behind the viewfinder?) is gone, I know that it was loose quite often, presumably because it comes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By dingadingdang
thanks guys!

thanks guys!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-04-2007
Replies: 158
Views: 94,623
Posted By dingadingdang
my top ten below, it will probably change, just...

my top ten below, it will probably change, just based on the few images I've uploaded so far! It's notable that most of my best pics are not from rangefinders!

hope this link is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-25-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 3,798
Posted By dingadingdang
Because he'll bring huge amounts of revenue to...

Because he'll bring huge amounts of revenue to the club in sponsorship etc
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-20-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By dingadingdang
I was in Shinjuku today so I popped into...

I was in Shinjuku today so I popped into Yodabashi and Map Camera, neither had a huge amount of stock (I think Lemon had more). The LH5 vented hood for the Nokton 40 was slightly more expensive at...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-17-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By dingadingdang
thanks for the tips guys, I got sorted yesterday...

thanks for the tips guys, I got sorted yesterday at Lemon Camera in Ginza (we were visiting Ginza yesterday so it was convenient). They had an impressive range of rangefinders, lots of Nikons and...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-16-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By dingadingdang
where to shop in Japan

where's the best place to buy CV stuff in Japan, I'm here on business until Sunday (22nd?)
In particular I'm looking for a vented lens hood for my 40 f1.4
Anyone got anywhere they can recommend?
The...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3,280
Posted By dingadingdang
Thanks guys, some useful stuff there, can't wait...

Thanks guys, some useful stuff there, can't wait to go now!

I definitely want to go to Tsukji fish market, it looks pretty dark in there though, I've got some ISO800 film (C41) and 40 f1.4, do you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3,280
Posted By dingadingdang
street photography in tokyo - etiquette?

I'm going on a business trip to tokyo next week and I'll be staying over the weekend to take photos and look around.
Are there any particular rules or etiquettes I should be aware of taking photos of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,959
Posted By dingadingdang
A street fruit seller having a quick chat with a...

A street fruit seller having a quick chat with a junction worker (they keep order at the junction), downtown...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-02-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 5,910
Posted By dingadingdang
regarding voting, will voting start immediately...

regarding voting, will voting start immediately or after may 15th?
If it starts now that seems to favour pictures posted early in the contest.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-12-2007
Replies: 62
Views: 2,864
Posted By dingadingdang
count me in comrades. An extra vote for FSU body...

count me in comrades.
An extra vote for FSU body and FSU glass only!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-23-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,397
Posted By dingadingdang
thanks everyone, yeah, I'm really pleased with...

thanks everyone, yeah, I'm really pleased with the results, here's another from the same day.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/165/364056077_102b67c8e5.jpg

Hmm, I still don't think the images are a...
Forum: Yashica RF 01-20-2007
Replies: 128
Views: 25,603
Posted By dingadingdang
excellent pics!

excellent pics!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-19-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,397
Posted By dingadingdang
first pics from kiev 2a with jupiter 8

First pics taken on a kiev 2a fitted with a Jupiter 8 in Xitang, China.
I'm very impressed with the sharpness and contrast from the lens, let me know what you think!

Hmm, images look much sharper on...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-18-2007
Replies: 468
Views: 45,127
Posted By dingadingdang
I know that some rolleiflex users modify a mamiya...

I know that some rolleiflex users modify a mamiya rb67 plastic screen to get improved brightness.
Can't comment on the comparative brightness of the yashica to the rolleiflex or how much brighter the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-19-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 1,098
Posted By dingadingdang
first pics from kiev 4a with helios 103/jupiter 8

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=51685&cat=500&ppuser=8350

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=51684&cat=500&ppuser=8350

I'm fairly sure the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-16-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By dingadingdang
I'm currently living in Shanghai (british expat),...

I'm currently living in Shanghai (british expat), don't discount the cities, there are some great photo opportunities in the older areas.
One thing I'd recommend if you're not using a travel agency...
Forum: Off Topic 12-16-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 1,489
Posted By dingadingdang
difficult to pick one, maybe this...

difficult to pick one, maybe this one!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dingadingdang/95201342/
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-11-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,394
Posted By dingadingdang
thanks guys varjag, yeah it sounds like I might...

thanks guys
varjag, yeah it sounds like I might have, on the auction it was pictured with the lens hood fitted though!
Noel, thanks for the that, for the first film I attached the film to the reel...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2006
Replies: 71
Views: 3,812
Posted By dingadingdang
this one I think, taken on a seagull 4B: ...

this one I think, taken on a seagull 4B:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=49804&cat=500&ppuser=8350
...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-08-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,394
Posted By dingadingdang
Ah, thanks 40oz, yeah, I missed that! it works...

Ah, thanks 40oz, yeah, I missed that! it works perfectly after all!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-08-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,394
Posted By dingadingdang
thanks Noel hmm, I was sure I was doing something...

thanks Noel
hmm, I was sure I was doing something wrong, on the auction photographs the hood was shown in-situ.
I might try warming the hood up in hot water to expand it and have another go tonight....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2006
Replies: 636
Views: 98,565
Posted By dingadingdang
I don't think politics belongs on here at all,...

I don't think politics belongs on here at all, but what makes you such an expert avotius?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-07-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,394
Posted By dingadingdang
fitting a kiev 4a lens hood

Got my Kiev 4a from rusfoto yesterday, complete with lens hood.
I can't figure out how to fit it, the lugs inside it stop it being slid over the lens (I've got a jupiter 8 and helios 103), do you...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-07-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,815
Posted By dingadingdang
you can pick it up for about 2 dollars on the...

you can pick it up for about 2 dollars on the streets in china! it's even got a hologram on it, very generous of Adobe, I don't know how they can make a profit at that price ;)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-25-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 8,739
Posted By dingadingdang
great find, also ordered! Damn, this means i'm...

great find, also ordered!
Damn, this means i'm going to have to buy more lenses for my kiev 4 though, and I haven't even received it yet!
I can feel another visit to ebay coming on
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-24-2006
Replies: 468
Views: 45,127
Posted By dingadingdang
Yep, TLR's were my first film cameras (well,...

Yep, TLR's were my first film cameras (well, forgetting the disposable and cheap cams I used to own) and I really love them.
I started with a Seagull 4B (I live in Shanghai and the local junk shops...
Forum: Off Topic 11-22-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By dingadingdang
hi bill, actually I get to Seoul quite...

hi bill, actually I get to Seoul quite frequently, I'm there in two weeks actually but it's only a brief visit and a tight schedule. I'll give you a nod next time I'm out that way with some spare...
Forum: Off Topic 11-21-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By dingadingdang
hi i'm mainly using film these days, my d50...

hi
i'm mainly using film these days, my d50 doesn't really see the light of day at the moment.
I mainly shoot with TLRs, originally picked up a seagull very cheaply and then moved onto a yashica...
Forum: Off Topic 11-21-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By dingadingdang
Shanghai users

Hi
I'm new to the forum and I'm just wondering if there's anyone else on here living in Shanghai?
I've joined a few photo clubs in Shanghai but they never amount to much (seem to dwindle quickly),...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2006
Replies: 636
Views: 98,565
Posted By dingadingdang
just found this thread. One of these on ebay at...

just found this thread. One of these on ebay at the moment for a cool $14,000
...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-19-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,203
Posted By dingadingdang
damn you, you've made me start looking at fed 2's...

damn you, you've made me start looking at fed 2's on ebay now!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-19-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,203
Posted By dingadingdang
thanks guys, Joey, I'm sure that's how it's going...

thanks guys, Joey, I'm sure that's how it's going to end up, at the moment I have a 4a on the way from Russia!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-16-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,203
Posted By dingadingdang
thanks everyone, I think I'm still leaning...

thanks everyone, I think I'm still leaning towards the Kiev 4, I'm sure it won't be my last purchase though!

Dazedgoneby, I live in China so there's no real cost saving in buying from the US.
...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-16-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,203
Posted By dingadingdang
which FSU rangefinder for a first buy?

I somehow seem to have got addicted to collecting cameras, it started with TLRs, I got an old battered Seagull 4B TLR (many available locally, I live in Shanghai), then a Seagull 4A, then a Yashica...
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