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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,289
Posted By markrich
Fair amount of greed but also not many coming...

Fair amount of greed but also not many coming around for sale.
Something is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it and currently, people are accepting the high prices.
I had this...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-02-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,844
Posted By markrich
I bought a second hand one from my local camera...

I bought a second hand one from my local camera shop.
It was a good price and always something I wanted.
However day to day, I find I have to remember it's there to use. My thumb isn't expecting it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By markrich
No options in Brandenburg or the rest of the...

No options in Brandenburg or the rest of the country you could post to?
Forum: Travel 06-18-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By markrich
I would start with Photo-stade at Augsburger Str....

I would start with Photo-stade at Augsburger Str. 33.
Floor to ceiling film cameras, accessories and whatever.

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Forum: Fuji X Series 06-11-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,729
Posted By markrich
For the record, I have never found my xpro1 or...

For the record, I have never found my xpro1 or xpro2 to expose incorrectly. The histogram in the viewer has always produced the images I wanted and have been nice. Was the person who told you they...
Forum: Travel 05-15-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,009
Posted By markrich
Well, I may well be there myself at this time...

Well, I may well be there myself at this time too. Needing a few days off work to relax.

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Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-03-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 7,926
Posted By markrich
The UK version of black and white magazine for...

The UK version of black and white magazine for me. Only one I have ever subscribed to. Once read they are given to a friend who gives them away afterwards to the local photo club.

Sent from my...
Forum: Travel 05-03-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,009
Posted By markrich
So how is the trip coming along? All...

So how is the trip coming along? All set?https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170503/ec0249f79b1da2ef8f3ddf30b6b48133.jpg

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,904
Posted By markrich
Wooooo....so cool!

Wooooo....so cool!
Forum: Travel 04-03-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,009
Posted By markrich
Definitely stay away from the touristy areas for...

Definitely stay away from the touristy areas for the more interesting stuff. If you want inspiration have a look at the Berlin Photography communities on Google +. You'll find photos from all over...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-24-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,773
Posted By markrich
Looks like someone just snapped that one up. :(

Looks like someone just snapped that one up. :(
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-24-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,773
Posted By markrich
I bought mine from London Camera Exchange in...

I bought mine from London Camera Exchange in Bristol but they do occasionally show up on the Web page, otherwise I guess the other option is the classified section of this site. Don't forget we're...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-05-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,141
Posted By markrich
On my r2a, I use the Voigtlander 35mm classic SC...

On my r2a, I use the Voigtlander 35mm classic SC lens and absolutely love it.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-07-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 5,427
Posted By markrich
I have only ever experienced excellent service...

I have only ever experienced excellent service and support from Fujifilm. On the last instance when an card broke ejecting from camera they serviced for free, paid for postage and provided boxes,...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By markrich
Ha...good luck with a site design change. I'm...

Ha...good luck with a site design change. I'm still waiting for a answer to changing my username after many months.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-09-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 736
Posted By markrich
International Kodak Film Photography Day 2014

This looks like a nice excuse to have some fun.

http://www.shootingfilm.net/2014/07/international-kodak-film-photography.html

https://www.flickr.com/groups/ikfpd

It's the Pride Festival in Bristol...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-26-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By markrich
Nice. Just updated my body even though the...

Nice. Just updated my body even though the change list doesn't affect me. :-)
Forum: Photo Software 06-20-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,080
Posted By markrich
I have found the black and white film emulation...

I have found the black and white film emulation modes in GIMP very satisfactory and replaced SEP nicely when I moved from OSX to Linux a few years past.

Darktable and RawTherapee still do not...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-21-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 40,742
Posted By markrich
Hi Roger! PDF is a poor ebook format. Can you...

Hi Roger!

PDF is a poor ebook format. Can you please produce an EPUB edition instead/as well as?

As nice as printed books are, my own collection has been mainly replaced by DRM free ebooks now to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-20-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By markrich
Mostly street stuff - people and buildings.

Mostly street stuff - people and buildings.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,047
Posted By markrich
Currently with the Bessa R2a loaded with Neopan...

Currently with the Bessa R2a loaded with Neopan 400CN and Nokton 35mm 1.4 Classic.
(The X-Pro 1 is with Fujifilm for its free annual service)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-20-2014
Replies: 294
Views: 77,794
Posted By markrich
I don't get out with the R2a as much as I should....

I don't get out with the R2a as much as I should. The X-Pro1 has been grabbing my attention more recently. However with the Fujifilm sent back for it's annual service the Bessa and 35mm 1.4SC went...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By markrich
Question European 35mm film roundup/review?

Is this a list or roundup/review of available 35mm film here in Europe?

I am keen to try some of the lesser known films available to us beyond the usual Ilford, Kodak and Fijifilm offerings.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-14-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 5,600
Posted By markrich
I can't see any justification for a CSC costing...

I can't see any justification for a CSC costing so much when Olympus, Panasonic, Fujifilm and Sony already produce excellent cameras for a much lower price.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-07-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 9,049
Posted By markrich
I use Lightzone under Ubuntu. It handles the RAF...

I use Lightzone under Ubuntu. It handles the RAF files with ease and very nice to use once you abandon the Apple/Adobe methodology for editing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-27-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,713
Posted By markrich
Question Grainy C41 film?

What is the best C41 film, monochrome and colour, that provides a nice grainy finish?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 9,470
Posted By markrich
As long as they keep making slinky, I won't...

As long as they keep making slinky, I won't complain. :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 9,470
Posted By markrich
Ah, good to see someone's well versed in Das...

Ah, good to see someone's well versed in Das Kapital I thought it just me! :-)

Actually, that said, I think Apple generally are the exception to that rule. They make something which creates a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 9,470
Posted By markrich
Apart from 400bw, I prefer Fujifilm and Agfa...

Apart from 400bw, I prefer Fujifilm and Agfa these days. I haven't been able to satisfy myself with Kodak for a while. But then, that's always been the nice thing about film. One can flip and flop...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-07-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,619
Posted By markrich
I am envious. It has been on my wish list for a...

I am envious. It has been on my wish list for a while now.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-07-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,702
Posted By markrich
R2a here with 35mm 1.4 classic. The bessa is one...

R2a here with 35mm 1.4 classic. The bessa is one of the best cameras I have. It was my first modern rangefinder and since then have adopted it as my form factor of choice. You will love it.
Forum: Off Topic 09-07-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By markrich
Picture no. 1. She looks cool in those. :-)

Picture no. 1.
She looks cool in those. :-)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-19-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 18,177
Posted By markrich
Oh yes! Thank you for selling it to me! The...

Oh yes! Thank you for selling it to me! The Voigtlander lens still sits happy on my Bessa r2a. I am not in any rush to change it either. It just works perfectly for me. There's some barrel...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-18-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 18,177
Posted By markrich
I love my SC 1.4 bought from a forum member in...

I love my SC 1.4 bought from a forum member in Germany. It's been with me all over and I adore the images. There's a slight softness which I like a lot on my film...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-12-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3,342
Posted By markrich
Let me know how much you pay. I think mine may...

Let me know how much you pay. I think mine may have a similar issue.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-10-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By markrich
Might want to hold onto that. Might be worth...

Might want to hold onto that. Might be worth something in a few years. ;-)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-23-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,078
Posted By markrich
I have the 35mm 1.4 SC. It creates a lovely...

I have the 35mm 1.4 SC. It creates a lovely softer feel to my pictures. The 'classic' name is well deserved. I love it.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-06-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,552
Posted By markrich
To infinity and beyond! :-)

To infinity and beyond! :-)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 11,058
Posted By markrich
Just Neopan 400 or is 400CN also going?

Just Neopan 400 or is 400CN also going?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-01-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,465
Posted By markrich
There is an ad here for a square hood for the...

There is an ad here for a square hood for the 35mm f/1.4. It's possible the seller may have something similar for your...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-01-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,465
Posted By markrich
The Voigtlander lens hood clips on the lens. The...

The Voigtlander lens hood clips on the lens. The Chinese copy I bought, which looks like the image, screws on and when used with the lens filter just gets in the way by a fraction.

Still, it looks...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-30-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,465
Posted By markrich
If this is a the same screw fit version I bought...

If this is a the same screw fit version I bought on eBay it will look great on the lens but will cause vignetting on every corner of the photos. I had to crop all my images on the computer post...
Forum: Photo Software 06-30-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,197
Posted By markrich
Downloaded and using on Ubuntu. X-Pro1 RAW files...

Downloaded and using on Ubuntu. X-Pro1 RAW files and on my new Linux machine. It's a shame darkTable and RAWTherapee couldn't do the same. So far it looks good but a lot of functionality which...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,324
Posted By markrich
I wouldn't have bothered myself but I watched...

I wouldn't have bothered myself but I watched this video from Frank Doorhof http://youtu.be/P9NNoEhrfG8 using a X-Pro1 in bright sunlight and a light meter. It opened my eyes a bit more.
Forum: Travel 06-26-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By markrich
or the very wonderful Photographique on Corn...

or the very wonderful Photographique on Corn Street in the centre! :-)
Forum: Travel 06-20-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By markrich
Hi! I'm just outside of Bristol. Been to Vilnius...

Hi!
I'm just outside of Bristol.
Been to Vilnius a couple of times too! :-)
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-07-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By markrich
Those are lovely. There seems to be a nice grain...

Those are lovely. There seems to be a nice grain effect to the images. How did you achieve this?
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-24-2012
Replies: 724
Views: 204,739
Posted By markrich
http://pcdn.500px.net/21332285/775d01bc76ad679aafe...

http://pcdn.500px.net/21332285/775d01bc76ad679aafee044f002471dfc7337d16/4.jpg

http://pcdn.500px.net/21333303/8b87e0f3d81201b94a3d39f94a9d6dfd7af736d7/4.jpg

http://pcdn.500px.net/21334121/3852c6720f7...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-08-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 7,768
Posted By markrich
I had my first play with the XE1 earlier today. ...

I had my first play with the XE1 earlier today. I had been holding out on my XPro1 purchase until the XE had arrived but the free lens offer persuaded me otherwise. If the Pro had never existed I...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-08-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By markrich
Bought mine today too! Reminds me a lot of the...

Bought mine today too! Reminds me a lot of the small flash I have for my Contax G2.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-03-2012
Replies: 724
Views: 204,739
Posted By markrich
Love this picture! :-)

Love this picture! :-)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-01-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By markrich
I doubt it'll be the same price range judging by...

I doubt it'll be the same price range judging by the 14mm price compared to the 18mm. The 60mm ought to do me nicely. We'll see what Fujifilm comes up with in the new year.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-01-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 5,053
Posted By markrich
I used to love a single all-purpose zoom but now...

I used to love a single all-purpose zoom but now I am strictly a prime person for the photography I take. I found zooming in on some items lost their context in the story too much. My Contax,...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-30-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By markrich
It may be inconvenient but if it's manufacturing...

It may be inconvenient but if it's manufacturing or quality issues holding it up I am more content to wait than having something delivered just to satisfy a marketing and accounting release date.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-30-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By markrich
Saving for the 60mm and EFX-20 flash now. Thank...

Saving for the 60mm and EFX-20 flash now.
Thank heavens for the little book of vouchers from Fujifilm to help!

Ancient Chinese proverb says, "desire can never be satisfied". :-)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-28-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By markrich
My 18mm lens took two weeks to arrive. I sent to...

My 18mm lens took two weeks to arrive.

I sent to them an email asking how long it would take for it to arrive only for the courier to turn up that very day. Weird timing! :-)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-24-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 546
Posted By markrich
Polarising filter

Quickie (and perhaps foolish but who knows) question for anyone.

Has anyone tried using a polarising filter with the X-Pro1 yet and what were the results on sky and/or reflections?
Clearly this is a...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-24-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,410
Posted By markrich
Not all of us use Adobe or Apple. I am very...

Not all of us use Adobe or Apple. I am very happy with Darktable and RawTherapee on my machines. It's still going to be a problem if only these two companies are able to get the necessary...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-20-2012
Replies: 724
Views: 204,739
Posted By markrich
Very nice picture. I like the combination of...

Very nice picture. I like the combination of brown and blue.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-20-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By markrich
Downloading now! What a star! :-)

Downloading now! What a star! :-)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-20-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,901
Posted By markrich
I'm still waiting for something to support...

I'm still waiting for something to support Darkroom or RawTherapee.
The lack of support here from Fujifilm for the documentation to help developers make RAW support is disappointing. Not everyone...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-20-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By markrich
There's a PDF version to download from Fujifilm's...

There's a PDF version to download from Fujifilm's site however it seems to be missing a lot of content.

No Android or Web version. I hate it when marketing companies think the world revolves around...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-19-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,956
Posted By markrich
It looks so alone. It needs a human friend.

It looks so alone. It needs a human friend.
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-18-2012
Replies: 724
Views: 204,739
Posted By markrich
I love these, especially the hair shot. Very...

I love these, especially the hair shot. Very cool! :-)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-17-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,413
Posted By markrich
Would it not depend on the lens also gathering...

Would it not depend on the lens also gathering the light?
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-16-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,453
Posted By markrich
Those rubber lens caps stay at home before I...

Those rubber lens caps stay at home before I loose them. Shame on you Fujifilm for such a poor design there on such a lovely camera. I am always using the hoods supplied. I see no reason to spend...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-15-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,697
Posted By markrich
Amen reverend! :p

Amen reverend! :p
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-13-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 5,713
Posted By markrich
I agree. It would be nice to see some Camera...

I agree. It would be nice to see some Camera P0rn adorned in some lovely cases ;-) Anyone got a picture of the Angelo Pelle yet? I am drooling but alas have to look after the pennies/euro cents...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-13-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,429
Posted By markrich
I have rarely used the EVF since I bought mine. ...

I have rarely used the EVF since I bought mine. The OVF was the main reason I bought it. I have to confess the twin focus boxes confused me at first but it's a new toy and I'll get used to it.

I...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-13-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,167
Posted By markrich
I just downloaded what was there and applied it. ...

I just downloaded what was there and applied it. I saw the name was the same too. The firmware did update. Indeed you do get the prompt, if you recall, before applying the new version. All seemed...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-12-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,697
Posted By markrich
This camera makes it all seem so easy to make...

This camera makes it all seem so easy to make lovely pictures.
A nice collection! :-)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-12-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,796
Posted By markrich
A couple of years development please. I have just...

A couple of years development please.
I have just bought my X-Pro1!
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-12-2012
Replies: 724
Views: 204,739
Posted By markrich
>>Another shot with the XF35/1.4 @ f1.4. Such a...

>>Another shot with the XF35/1.4 @ f1.4. Such a great lens.

The green and the brown is a very striking image :-)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-12-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By markrich
My new free 18mm lens has just turned up...

My new free 18mm lens has just turned up today.
I've updated the firmware and ready for some fun. :-)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-10-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By markrich
I haven't seen a XE in the shops yet but decided...

I haven't seen a XE in the shops yet but decided not to wait and was distracted by the free lens offer here in the UK. The OMD was considered but it felt so tiny in my hands, which are not huge...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-10-2012
Replies: 724
Views: 204,739
Posted By markrich
The images are straight from the camera. I...

The images are straight from the camera. I thought about amending the contrast levels a bit but decided in the end to leave them as they were. No amendments, no computer changes. Only had this...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-10-2012
Replies: 724
Views: 204,739
Posted By markrich
The doll graveyard is going to give me...

The doll graveyard is going to give me nightmares! Very creepy!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-08-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By markrich
I had been waiting for the XE to arrive to look...

I had been waiting for the XE to arrive to look at it but the offer was so tempting I scraped together the money, despite not really being able to afford it, and bought on the 31st October. I do...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-08-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,167
Posted By markrich
I put the update on at lunchtime today. I have...

I put the update on at lunchtime today.
I have noticed nothing advantageous or different to me at this stage.
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-08-2012
Replies: 724
Views: 204,739
Posted By markrich
Took the camera out today for the first real...

Took the camera out today for the first real test.
Here's a few images. Let me know what you...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-04-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 5,713
Posted By markrich
I'm being tempted by the Angelo Pelle case...

I'm being tempted by the Angelo Pelle case myself.
http://www.angelo-pelle.com/fuji--half-cases.html
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-04-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By markrich
A lack of documentation has caused a lack of...

A lack of documentation has caused a lack of plugins for opensource and closedsource apps.
Fujifilm need to make more effort to get the information out there for programmers to use.
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-27-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,778
Posted By markrich
Picked up my new XPro1 and 35mm f1.4 today. Will...

Picked up my new XPro1 and 35mm f1.4 today. Will get the free wide angle lens when it arrives I guess from Fujifilm :-)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-17-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,893
Posted By markrich
Any RAWtherapee recommended settings?

Any RAWtherapee recommended settings?
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-17-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,778
Posted By markrich
There's a good article here about how to use the...

There's a good article here about how to use the autofocus on the X-Pro 1.
:-)

http://fujixfiles.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/fuji-x-pro-1-af-autofocus-speed-and.html
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-02-2012
Replies: 251
Views: 36,469
Posted By markrich
I have two Sony eReaders and a Sony Xperia Tablet...

I have two Sony eReaders and a Sony Xperia Tablet S. The former are perfect for reading novels etc. and great on the eye. The Tablet is excellent for reference books because of the colour and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-14-2012
Replies: 100
Views: 23,355
Posted By markrich
That is exactly what is happening. I screw the...

That is exactly what is happening. I screw the hood onto the front of the lens (or filter).
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-13-2012
Replies: 100
Views: 23,355
Posted By markrich
Difficult for me to say. I do not have or have...

Difficult for me to say. I do not have or have access to a Voigtlander original lens hood to compare against but it was advertised for the 35mm lens, has the correct fit and looks the same when...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-08-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,888
Posted By markrich
Take them back to the shop you had them developed...

Take them back to the shop you had them developed in. Many will have a large specialised Fujifilm or other scanner which can do it for you at the same time. I always get a CD of scanned images with...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-07-2012
Replies: 154
Views: 31,860
Posted By markrich
A recent trip to Berlin with Agfa APX 100 black...

A recent trip to Berlin with Agfa APX 100 black and white and Agfa Precisa 100 Colour Slide Film was a very pleasant combination. Very much enjoyed using them with my Bessa R2a and 35mm f/1.4...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-07-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,218
Posted By markrich
Very lovely machine. :-)

Very lovely machine. :-)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-07-2012
Replies: 100
Views: 23,355
Posted By markrich
I love my Nokton 1.4 SC I bought from haempe here...

I love my Nokton 1.4 SC I bought from haempe here on the forum a while back.

Coupled to my R2a it is my favourite lens and camera. I adore the softer images it produces. I have recently uploaded...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-04-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,218
Posted By markrich
I've seen them turn up on Gumtree now and then. ...

I've seen them turn up on Gumtree now and then. My own r2a I bought from London Camera Exchange secondhand but in pristine condition and love it to death. :-)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-28-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
Posted By markrich
I bought a lovely metal hood from eBay for my...

I bought a lovely metal hood from eBay for my 35mm. A clone of a Voigtlander original at a fraction of the cost. It looks great on the lens but everyone of my shots had serious vignetting when in...
Forum: Travel 04-11-2012
Replies: 898
Poll: Berlin?
Views: 115,579
Posted By markrich
I am in Berlin now. Anyone around for a photo...

I am in Berlin now.
Anyone around for a photo walkabout this week?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-08-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,868
Posted By markrich
I went with the R2A. I wanted the mix of wide,...

I went with the R2A. I wanted the mix of wide, standard and telephoto framelines to obtain lenses for later. Presently I have a Jupiter 8 fro 50mm and a Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 classic. I felt it...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2012
Replies: 251
Views: 36,469
Posted By markrich
I have a Sony PRS-1 reader to replace an older...

I have a Sony PRS-1 reader to replace an older Sony 505 and use with Calibre on the Mac and Linux laptops.

Love it a lot with the greater flexibility on where to buy books.
I considered a Kindle but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,341
Posted By markrich
I'm going to try and grab a couple of rolls of...

I'm going to try and grab a couple of rolls of all those suggested here and give them a go. It'll give the people in the lab something to think or grumble about with all the variations they need to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 11,205
Posted By markrich
Isn't it made by Ilford? I suspect it can't be...

Isn't it made by Ilford? I suspect it can't be bad. I have a couple of rolls on order from Discount Films Direct. Not yet had the chance to use though :-)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,341
Posted By markrich
I did read Roger's article with the Ektar after...

I did read Roger's article with the Ektar after the recommendation near the top of the thread.
The adjusted in Photoshop image looks nice. Sadly I can't afford that level of software although I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,341
Posted By markrich
Re earlier point, I understand the colours fade...

Re earlier point, I understand the colours fade over time. I was hoping there was a film that could provided a slightly faded, colour tinted, 70s look from the start. Just tried a search for the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,341
Posted By markrich
What is the best film around to capture that 1970s look?

Is there any off-the-shelf film brand available that gives that slightly off colour 1970s look to photos?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2012
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,725
Posted By markrich
Four rolls of Agfa APX100 B+W film, three rolls...

Four rolls of Agfa APX100 B+W film, three rolls of Agfa Precisa Colour Slide film and a lovely 35mm Voigtlander f/1.4 from haempe (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=35987).

Off to...
Forum: Travel 04-02-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 624
Posted By markrich
Coming to Berlin :-)

I am heading off to Berlin for a week taking advantage of the Easter holidays.

Packing the Bessa R2a or perhaps the Contax G2 and a few rolls of Agfa.

Don't suppose there is anyone in Berlin who...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2012
Replies: 399
Views: 85,708
Posted By markrich
I'm in the process of considering a new RF. I...

I'm in the process of considering a new RF. I have narrowed between these two models but it seems the love for both is equally placed among the messages here.
Cost wise a second hand M7 or a new...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-15-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,510
Posted By markrich
I did email them but no reply. Also no...

I did email them but no reply. Also no indication on their site of a Bessa case. Pity. They look lovely.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-03-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,510
Posted By markrich
looking for a case

I'm on the hunt for a case for my R2a.
Not really interested in one of Luigi's as not comfortable with his his political views.
One of Zhou's looks nice.
What other nice cases are available? Leaning...
Forum: Travel 09-14-2011
Replies: 106
Views: 8,159
Posted By markrich
Just back!

Went to Kyiv for 10 days!

20th anniversary of Independence and more photo opportunities than one had both film and data cards.

Did my best though :-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2011
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,725
Posted By markrich
A Voigtlander LTM / M mount adapter for my Bessa...

A Voigtlander LTM / M mount adapter for my Bessa R2a. :-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,047
Posted By markrich
What camera are you carrying RIGHT NOW?

In the bag always is an Olympus XZ-1.

I know, sorry not a Rangefinder but still trying to find a suitable LTM adapter for a Jupiter or an affordable 50mm lens for my new Bessa R2a
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2011
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,725
Posted By markrich
Bessa R2a

Just bought myself a long desired R2a from a shop in the centre of Bristol.
Sadly can't afford a lens for it yet so will continue to admire from afar :-)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-09-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,955
Posted By markrich
Talking New R2a bought today

Well, it's second hand but it's new to me and from the condition you would never know.

I've been desiring a R2a for a few years but never found one I could afford. Today I was lucky. I stumbled...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-09-2008
Replies: 202
Views: 40,546
Posted By markrich
I suspect they will take more advantage of their...

I suspect they will take more advantage of their partnership with Panasonic going forward. One can't exist as a small niche company forever. Sooner or later the shareholders will get greedy, as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,021
Posted By markrich
When I came across this news and saw the diagrams...

When I came across this news and saw the diagrams I thought, "Hello, digital rangefinder". Then I also remembered Panasonic has a partnership with Leica to co-produce their digital cameras (save the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-27-2008
Replies: 80
Views: 11,399
Posted By markrich
A&a

Tried Yahoo! to find A&A but no web site discovered.

How could I learn which products they have?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-04-2008
Replies: 111
Views: 11,140
Posted By markrich
Always tempted by shiny new objects. Tis my...

Always tempted by shiny new objects. Tis my precious.... :-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2008
Replies: 76
Views: 9,321
Posted By markrich
I bought a Crumpler ThreeSeven Daily M. Very...

I bought a Crumpler ThreeSeven Daily M. Very versitile and small for general and camera use. It came with a removable padded camera bag to fit inside the main bag but that has enough padding for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,354
Posted By markrich
Question What to do with all these photos?

One of the draws of digital to me has been the ability to better access and catalogue my photos however film still pulls at my heart and I love using it. The problem is what to do with this mountain...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-17-2008
Replies: 80
Views: 11,399
Posted By markrich
I would agree that Luigi's cases do indeed look...

I would agree that Luigi's cases do indeed look nice and desirable. I have, however, been put off buying one by the use of right wing politics on the site. I don't think there's a need for it. I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-12-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By markrich
Industar 61 L/D I understand is an excellent lens...

Industar 61 L/D I understand is an excellent lens and cheap too! I have just bought one for my Zorki 4 and will be migrating it to my Bessa R or perhaps even R2A with adapter when I get that towards...
Forum: Off Topic 05-09-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By markrich
Hello Roger! Never thought I would get an...

Hello Roger! Never thought I would get an comment from you. Your piece in Amateur Photographer is keen reading for me. Thank you for those printed words most weeks :-)

Europe Day doesn't seem to...
Forum: Off Topic 05-08-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By markrich
Talking Happy Europe Day!

I guess if we had planned ahead we could have had a gallery of images to celebrate but best wishes to anyone on this fair continent.

Personally I plane to order a new Bessa R and Industar 61 today...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-08-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,874
Posted By markrich
I'ved been offered a black Bessa R with very...

I'ved been offered a black Bessa R with very little usage markings for £125 (US$250). I have a Jupiter 8 already to attach to it. Is this a good deal or should I carry on looking?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-07-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,874
Posted By markrich
Thanks peeps! The list is made, now I go...

Thanks peeps!

The list is made, now I go researching and price watching :-)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-07-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,874
Posted By markrich
I'm looking to pick up a Bessa-R very shortly but...

I'm looking to pick up a Bessa-R very shortly but can't afford expensive glass so going to use some FSU lenses like the Jupiter 8. Does anyone know what other sizes work well with this model?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By markrich
I am considering a Jupiter 12 for my Zorki 4. ...

I am considering a Jupiter 12 for my Zorki 4. Bit worried about the fat end to it but hoping to get one soon anyway. What is your experience so far?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By markrich
It all seems fine so far. I suspect the...

It all seems fine so far. I suspect the rangefinder wasn't that far off to begin with. I'm running a roll through it right now and will see how it looks in a week when Fujifilm send it back to me.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By markrich
I would pay extra if I knew the item had been...

I would pay extra if I knew the item had been examined, serviced and/or checked by someone who knew what they were doing. Afterall reputation is everything.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-03-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By markrich
Moon? It's still daylight here in Bristol!

Moon? It's still daylight here in Bristol!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-03-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,777
Posted By markrich
Crumbs! What on earth does one do with some many...

Crumbs! What on earth does one do with some many Zorkis and Feds?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-03-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By markrich
Okay, will give that a go later. Just realised I...

Okay, will give that a go later. Just realised I am out of film on a bank holiday weekend! Doh! Perhaps the local supermarket will be open tomorrow and I'll find some Fujifilm colour. No chance...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-03-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By markrich
Okay. I decided to throw caution to the soviet...

Okay. I decided to throw caution to the soviet wind and opened up the beast to clean it. The gears and all the bits did not seem to require any oil or grease. All seemed fine however I popped open...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-01-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By markrich
Service/refubish my Zorki 4

In anticipation of the new FSU contest this year I thought I would get my Zorki in tip top condition.

Any recommendations on where I can send my Zorki in the UK where I can get it checked and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-30-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,797
Posted By markrich
Groovy! Bring on the pictures. Zorki 4 crying...

Groovy! Bring on the pictures. Zorki 4 crying for use and Kiev 4 being considered.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-27-2007
Replies: 91
Views: 6,254
Posted By markrich
When Voigtlander have a sub 500 digital model...

When Voigtlander have a sub 500 digital model then you can argue that Rangefinders with digital backs are becoming popular but for now the Leica M8 is the only digital rangefinder arround and that...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-19-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By markrich
eBay

I too buy my CR2 batteries from eBay. Much cheaper than the shops which want 6 (US$12, €9) per battery. I can get 2 for 4 from most suppliers there. The rechargables I don't think are worth the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-28-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By markrich
Bessa R and FSU lenses

I am considering the purchase of a Bessa-R. I have seen them fairly cheaply around and with the old screw type mount I figure I could get some nice inexpensive FSU lenses for it.

I was wondering if...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-20-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,321
Posted By markrich
Hi Oscroft! Sounds like a plan! Thanks for the...

Hi Oscroft!

Sounds like a plan! Thanks for the kind offer. I have been looking on eBay to see what's around and the average price. Some nice near-mint equipment at good prices. I have lived in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-19-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,604
Posted By markrich
This might help...

This might help you.

http://www.outbackphoto.com/reviews/equipment/leica_m8/Leica_M8_review.html#20070220

Marky
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-18-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,321
Posted By markrich
Zorki 4k or Fed 2

This is probably one of those which is better than the other questions that has come up before so apologies to some.

However...

I have an existing Zorki 4 with Jupiter lens. Nice camera. Hardly...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-18-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By markrich
I think the 21mm is as out of my reach as the...

I think the 21mm is as out of my reach as the 35-70mm vario is sadly!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-17-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By markrich
I visited the shop selling the lenses again today...

I visited the shop selling the lenses again today and tried them out on a G2 body also for sell. I have to say I can see uses for both the 28mm and 90mm. Getting that decent picture of a statue or...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-16-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By markrich
The pictures look great. One thing just occured...

The pictures look great. One thing just occured to me. With the 28mm on general use and the 90mm for those nice closeups, what use for the 45mm any more?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-16-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By markrich
The fortunate thing for us film users and even...

The fortunate thing for us film users and even more so for non SLR cameras is that there isn't going to be a rush on the lenses so it's possibe the other one will be around on next payday :o but...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-16-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By markrich
28mm lens

All!

I presently only have one lens for my Contax G2, the obligitory 45mm, but have the opportunity to buy a 28mm or 90mm for 150 (€219 / US$300).

I was erring towards the 28mm lens but thought I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-15-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By markrich
Okay. Now all is clear I think :-) Thanks...

Okay. Now all is clear I think :-)

Thanks peeps! Now where did I put that wallet......?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-15-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By markrich
model differences

All!

Sorry to sound a little Nave about this, but the Bessa R range has a variety of different models now and I haven't found a website detailing the changes between them over time.

Can anyone...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,829
Posted By markrich
I tend to buy my slide film from FujiFilm direct...

I tend to buy my slide film from FujiFilm direct with processing included. Have had film returned within a few days. Kodak offer a similar service and had film returned to me from Switzerland where...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-14-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By markrich
I have today seen a Canon P in nice condition...

I have today seen a Canon P in nice condition with 50mm lens for 250 (€366 / US$500) in a local shop. The shutter works well but has some small 'pimples' upon it in one place. Is this...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-13-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By markrich
Is there a 35 or 28mm lens at all?

Is there a 35 or 28mm lens at all?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-13-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By markrich
Average price?

All!

I am considering a Canon P and lens to accompany my existing Contax G. I am not sure of the average price of a clean and decent model with lens. Can anyone suggest the best configuration and...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-30-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By markrich
Where does the image information get printed? I...

Where does the image information get printed? I know there is an option to print it all on the last two frames but I was thinking the mounting around the slide would obscure any information printed...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-29-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By markrich
G2 Databack with slide film

All,

I have been considering purchasing a G2 Databack. I understand that it can print the time and date of each picture taken in the edge of the film, however I now tend to use a lot of FujiFilm...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-28-2005
Replies: 31
Views: 4,390
Posted By markrich
Does this only affect Agfaphoto GMBH or other...

Does this only affect Agfaphoto GMBH or other Agfaphoto firms around Europe and elsewhere?

Marky
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-25-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 2,084
Posted By markrich
28mm Zeiss lens?

Hi all!

Well time, money and eBay have found their way together for me and I am hoping to obtain another lens for my G2's. Currently I have two with 45mm lens on each. I was thinking of one for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-22-2005
Replies: 39
Views: 4,113
Posted By markrich
I do like the canvas look. I don't seem to be...

I do like the canvas look. I don't seem to be able to find anyone selling these Safrotto bags here in the EU though. Do you know of anyone local?

Marky
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-22-2005
Replies: 39
Views: 4,113
Posted By markrich
Lightbulb Camera bag suggestions?

Hi all!

I am looking for a new camera bag and thought I would throw this one out for people to give me some ideas.

Essentially I am looking for an bag which I can thrown across my shoulder similar...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-30-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 2,373
Posted By markrich
That's a great shame. The G2 is nice camera. To...

That's a great shame. The G2 is nice camera. To be limited this way by a possible lack of future lenses is sad. I wonder if anyone else will take up the option of building more lenses for it if...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 2,373
Posted By markrich
I'm keen to get one when they arrive here in the...

I'm keen to get one when they arrive here in the UK/EU. I've already placed my name on their website as a potential customer. I'm assuming this body will take the same lenses as my Contax G2, if so...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2004
Replies: 93
Views: 20,968
Posted By markrich
Mmmmm......new toy.....mmmm :-)

Mmmmm......new toy.....mmmm :-)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-31-2004
Replies: 13
Views: 2,075
Posted By markrich
First opinions

Well, back from my little weekend trip to Poland with my new toy. Interesting camera.

My first impressions is that it is heavy. Perhaps heavier than my EOS 30 with Sigma 28-300mm lens but it seems...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-27-2004
Replies: 13
Views: 2,075
Posted By markrich
flash

The flash is a TLA200. I'll bear your comments in mind.

I'll run a few rolls of black and white through it over the next couple of days to see how it works with and without flash. :-)

marky
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-27-2004
Replies: 13
Views: 2,075
Posted By markrich
Talking Done it now!

Well, the pennies were handed over and a a few blemishes aside, I now have a second hand Contax G2 with 45mm lens and flash unit.

Time to start learning. A weekend trip to Warsaw I think to take...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-24-2004
Replies: 13
Views: 2,075
Posted By markrich
I think my mind is now made up.

Thanks for the advice guys.

Short of something special diverting me in the next few days, I hope to get myself a G2 and 45mm lens before taking a weekend trip to Warsaw to try it out.

Fingers...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-17-2004
Replies: 13
Views: 2,075
Posted By markrich
Newbie seeking advice

All,

I am a current user of an EOS 30 with 28-300mm lens and an EOS 300 with 20-80mm and 70-300mm lenses. I love these cameras very much, especially the EOS 30, but despite that affection sometimes...
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