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.

David Strachan's recent activity

  • The Voightlander 21mm f4 is what I use with my M8.  And a it works well...giving 28mm equivalence. On my Fuji X E1 I use the Fuji 18mm f2 prime...giving 27mm equivalence.  It's a great lens for ...
  • Hi Solotrigger Yes to everything. Don't waste money on expensive adapters. I use Leica, Pentax, Nikon, Canon, Voigtlander, Fuji, bellows, tubes, achromats, etc...zooms and primes...from 1950's to ...
  • Can "I love my M"... again? with 1952 Summicron collapsible...still my favourite lens. Heavy, has Thorium. Cheers Dave S :-)
  • Hi Jim My Love my M. Voigtlander 15mm with 21mm viewfinder (works well). cheers Dave S :-) shot with XE1 and old Summicron collapsible
  • Replied in Greek tragedy
    Again your perfect rectangles; dare I suggest your metier.  A fabulous genre, worth a book. cheers  Dave S :-)
  • They are both nice John.  Must say, I prefer a full (zone system) tonal range with dense blacks and paper whites...as in both images. We've been fed a diet of contrasty B&W images for so long, ...
  • Hi John The doors is a real winner, beaut scanning and post  The edgy tones are nice. cheers  Dave S :-)
  • Replied in Silly ?
    Hi Joe The clarity slider increases midtones contrast, and sharpens at the same time.  If it's pushed to the left it will add a soft diffusion. A good tool in Lightroom. Cheers Dave S :-)
  • Replied in Planets
    Hi M Mysterious, evocative. Lovely. cheers  Dave S :-)
  • Replied in Eye
    Niiiice composition.  A portrait we'd all dream to achieve. cheers  Dave S :-)
  • Replied in Church
    Nice geometry John, and a beaut flag flutter. I wonder if it is lacking the top zones; but it is haunting like this too. Maybe some dodge in the processing...an interesting image to try. cheers  ...
  • Replied in NP3
    Hi Misha Again I like your rectangles and perfect geometry. cheers  Dave S  :-)
  • Well done mate. cheers Dave S :-)
  • Sensational Charles You and the M240 are made for each other.  Congratulations, stunning images! cheers  Dave S
  • The SMC Pentax A 45mm f:2.8 lens is what was used  I'm not aware of other model numbers etc.  It's strictly manual of course.  This gives equivalence of 35mm on FF. I haven't ever tried Pentax 67 ...
  • Dear Raaj I hadn't heard from you. In the mean time I'd been improving my film-scanner-web image, because I think it says something about Australia and the Pentax 645.  This image taken with the ...
  • Replied in David
    Hi Raaj You asked for a film version image from the Pentax 645 (scanned on a Canoscan 9000F. "Australian Suburbia at the Beach" cheers Dave S :-)
  • Nice pics Raaj, The B&W's are nice blacks. How much processing of noise +- grain? Nice tonal range. I've got the film one of those cameras, with three lenses. It's great fun. Marvellous huge ...
  • In these cases you just take a manual white balance off a white handkerchief. But carry a small grey colour card, and the colour will become accurate. cheers Dave S
  • Yes, the Forum is right . Dehumidifiers are only required in some situations ; guess I am just paranoid about fungus, dust etc. For $245 delivered, the steel cabinet allows me to store my stuff , ...
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