David Strachan

David Strachan

Lives in Australia Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Works as a retired Geologist/Environmental Scientist
Joined on Jan 20, 2002
About me:

Loved boats and sailing, croquet, exploration and nature, camera collecting and dark rooms, big gardens, astronomy, macro,stereo and pinhole and IR, community clubs and sailing events, love life with loved ones.

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  • Replied in For Sale
    Nice Jim.  I'm into geometry at the moment, and like your very straight lines. Strangely the foreground works too...all good. cheers  Dave S :-D
  • Good stuff John. I'm enjoying your abstract geometric images lately. All the best Dave S :-)
  • Like your collection, and the Saintly protection, Jules. Some forget or don't know Kodak made hundreds of different cameras...and introduced photography to the masses. Including the large format ...
  • Replied in M8?
    An entirely excellent camera, revered by all who used the M8. The filters are a blessing tuning the sensor to the lens light.  The crop (x1.33) means the edges of FF lenses(with their faults) are ...
  • Well not really nasty...a good Electronic Viewfinder with good live view. Apologise for the hyperbole...;-) I just prefer optical, most of the time. I'm hoping Fuji makes a hybrid  viewfinder ...
  • All the digital sensors I've tried have spots, gaps, offsets,colour variations, gain variations, pixel exposure variations.  Ruined also for the very short time allowed before the sensor ...
  • I think the camera is a breakthrough in photography, with 5 axis stabilisation, for manual lenses...of all sorts. ;-) With high ISO this will allow slow lenses to be hand held in very low light ...
  • I think it would be awesome having auto-focus . With a top quality lens and sensor. As much as I like manual focus, it does get in the way of my photographic flow, sometimes. It will be a great ...
  • Replied in banned!
    They do give a lot more perspectives to your pictures . I don't have one but I would if I used my phone camera. cheers  Dave S :-)
  • Nice graphic images John. Beaut camera and lens and film combo, makes the image come together...and the photographer choosing such... ;-) cheers Dave S :-)
  • It's my favourite camera after my Leicas. The form factor and use, are very like the Leica rangefinders...only a purely electronic camera. It's as good as it gets really...superb ergonomics and ...
  • Replied in Nope!
    Yep! That's the camera I want too Raaj. The pure electronic cameras all have just EV.  I can't focus on stars with the sensor-lens combination...we want an optical viewfinder too.  They are nicer ...
  • My M8's weigh 615 g without a lens. If I add a (tiny but slow) Voigtlander 21mm f 4 (gives equivalence to Q) to the M8 it weighs an extra 135 grams. cheers  Dave S :-)
  • Is complete silence available?? Just the sound of the leaf shutters??? Maybe the video has electronic sound ON. Any users out there? cheers Dave S
  • Thanks so much D. That explains and shows it to be the ultimate street camera!  Super super discrete. Ultra ultra quiet, big field of view and cropability, and AF quick pic for street portraiture.  ...
  • Thank you Paul. I want to hear from users of the Q, as to what sounds are heard...quite easy to discribe. Would love to hear first hand experience. And is the shutter an in-lens shutter?? cheers  ...
  • One of the revered qualities of the Leica..... ;-) Please advise, those who have used the Leica Q, what the sound of the camera is like... shutter sound and recock sound??? Is it close to silent?? ...
  • I like the 18mm on my XE 1.  No IS of course, but can hand hold quite slow.  Also a decently fast lens and coupled with high ISO works well in just about any light. The 18mm is very small and light ...
  • Replied in Leica Lenses
    Dear Jim I've bought a sh*tload of lenses this year, off ebay. One of my favourites is a Canon 135mm f3.5 ltm, on my M8. Peanuts to buy. Soooper sharp across the field closed a touch...I use it ...
  • Hi Ashlyn Depends if you can put up with just EVF.  I shoot XE1, and my other is Leica M8.  They are both very compatible; take the same lenses. The EVF's are laggy, contrasty, like little TV, ...
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