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jonnyboy

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  1. M6 with Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 - Ilford HP5
  2. Yeah, you could take the Ricoh III - but why not take the Ricoh and Leica as well? I think there is always an element of risk BUT if you aware of your surroundings you can minimise the risk to the min and really enjoy your trip (with your camera). I'd say, instead of having your camera around your neck all the time...or on your shoulder....or always in your hands...why not put the camera inside some sort of a waist bag? Leica is marketing so much the fact the camera is portable (and is true) you may as well take advantage! You chuck it inside something like this (pic attached) you would look pretty regular. I traveled to Brazil and shot quite a lot - but also I have been careful quite a lot and sometime if the situation didn't felt right I'd rather miss the shot than risk it. Or if you really want to shoot something and it doesnt feel too safe pull out the Ricoh - which is the most inintrusive/eye catch camera ever!
  3. What's your thoughts on the Contax 645? Any owner here? I have been fantasising to get one for a couple of months now but it's quite an expensive purchase soooo i'm really holding into it...I read that because there isn't anymore repairs for the camera a lot of them they going for sale - I wouldn't think there are a lot in the market but still... I currently shoot my medium format with an Hasselblad 500cm with 80mm - love the camera but sometimes really hard to work with - and quite easy to make mistakes. I'm a huge fan of the Contax G cameras so I thought the medium format version it's something I must try - any thoughts in here? I never tried the camera nor seen it in real life...but, when I look at those images from the Zeiss 80mm F2 it blows my mind....
  4. Hasselblad 500cm with 80mm F2.8 - Ilford Delta Pro 400 (Pushed 1600). Shot inside Abbey Road Studios...
  5. Shadowman (Leica M6 + 50mm Summicron V4 with Ilford HP5)
  6. Waiting for the M10M to drop price require a huge amount of patience. On the other hand, M246 has become 'relatively' affordable (another user bought one for 2500 few days ago!)... I do shoot 99% of the time with my M246 (previously, M9M, previoysly M8!) and occasionally In shoot with the Q when I need some color. As you know, the Monochrom can produce amazing images and very unique...but on the other hands, I must say the Leica Q (which Im pretty sure has the same spec of a M240?) converted to black and white it's still pretty amazing! Here's some example (I shot live gigs) one is with the M246 and the other one is a bw conversion from Leica Q (the first one!): I couldn't even tell, if you ask me! The difference is if I had to push some shadows/highlights or if I had to crank up the ISO higher than 3200....
  7. That is incredible, what a steal! I bought mine in Dec 2020 from the Leica store for £3k in really immaculate conditions... How do you find the camera, are you enjoying it? Files are pretty amazing when you compare it to the 18MP predecessor...
  8. Totally agree with this! If you have an M8 you may as well buy a newer/more capable body (M246). Otherwise you will be stuck with the same limitations of battery, buffer and so on. The price dropped quite a lot over the last year...i saw them goin for less than 3k...
  9. Sony colors? 😞 Really? Sony is infamous for crap colors!😞
  10. I had exactly the same lines on my M9M couple of years ago (but it appeared around ISO 1600) and I had to replace the sensor as well.Not covered by Leica, a painful bill to swallow...
  11. Yeah I saw you shooing a lot of color these days! I could get one but most likely I won't - we had to part ways when I decided to upgrade to the M246 - it's not that I regret it but somehow the M9M seems to be its own camera....I had to let it go to kinda understand that...
  12. The Fujifilm EF-X20 is a great choice (I prefer it to the Leica SF-20 which makes the whole body really unbalanced!). I'm on the lookout for a FlashQ II by LightPix which I heard good thoughts on digitals - I'm wondering how does it perform with analog?! If it does perform at all (I dont see why not). It does function as a wireless too which is a bonus...also quite cheap.
  13. The fog through a M9M. Ah, it makes me miss mine....
  14. I feel like it's getting like a never-ending-cycle now. I still shoot the M246, the M10M seems to be impressive but I still don't see the need for me to upgrade. I don't get excited anymore since we all know it's Mx, Mx-P, MxM and MxR... A vicious cycle to sucks their customers in 😂
  15. Contax G2 with 90mm Sonnar and Ilford HP5 pushed to 1600
  16. I recently acquired an Olympus MJU - really happy with the performance (and the price!!!). Here with some expired KodakColor 200.
  17. Today's Rebellion - M246/Voigtlander 35mm F1.4
  18. and there it is!! Finally, after so many months my M6 came back! I just went to pick it up at the Leica Store in London - wow when I opened the box it definitely looked like a brand new camera! My leatherette was so hard and rugged I never realised how old it was until now - with this brand new soft leather all around the body. Viewfinder is crystal clear, the re-cock is absolutely smooth!! Even a brand new film winder, yes! I never realised how knocked out and battered was my M6 until now. A bittersweet Saturday, obviously after the excitement of my camera the bill was hard to swallow. This was my first time the camera had problem since I bought it 10 years ago for £500...so after such a long run I guess I can't complain much.
  19. ah! Yeah good price in Europe, unfortunately I'm UK based and with import taxes now (thanks Brexit😓) it won't make any sense to buy outside the country - thanks for sharing though!
  20. I actually like Kodak Color Plus - and that's a good price! Can I ask you where did you get it?
  21. one month went by and I didn't hear anything from Leica. I sent the camera to Germany on May 10th, agreed to carry on with the labour one month ago - still no news...wow this is taking a bit now...
  22. out in the trenches from yesterday pre-match.... I loved the convenience and size of the Q!
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