PaulChapman

PaulChapman

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Mar 19, 2010

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  • Slightly not on topic..but regarding moving from the GF1 to GX7. And I see you are FF too. Don't be in a rush to get rid of the GF1. I did and almost immediately bought another one. The GF1 is ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Tako kichi
    ...a pair of Japanese kite flying enthusiasts
    Placed 108th in the challenge. ...a pair of Japanese kite flying enthusiasts
  • I do a bit of travelling...just been to Japan with my GX7 and M240. Took the Voigtlander 25mm, f0.95 (good short focus/low light) plus Summilux 21 and 75....both fast f1.4 primes. The 75 'lux ...
  • Josh... I came to Leica via the Panasonic GF1 so maybe my experience/thoughts may help. I wanted something better than the GF1 and more or less in the same format as I travel quite a lot. Being ...
  • Agreed on more stable operation with the EVF. Have just returned from a trip to Japan where the behaviour of the M/EVF was appalling. I use it with the 21Summilux but lost a lot of good shots ...
  • Whoops...the Pan is 300mm equiv which makes my earier post totally irrelevant.....35 hours of travelling with no sleep does that to you, sorry. Doh! Yes, a fine inconspicuous street lens!!!
  • The Leica Summicron 75mm f2 makes a good 150mm on the M43. Small and relatively light......I am travelling in Japan and am using this with my Pan GX7 and LeicaM. That plus the Summilux 21 and ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry The old man of Vadodara
    I saw him in the doorway; used the ruse of photographing his house to get into conversation. He spoke perfect English and enquired why...and kindly consented to this snapshot.
    Placed 4th in the challenge. I saw him in the doorway; used the ruse of photographing his house to get into conversation. He spoke perfect English and enquired why...and kindly consented to this snapshot.
  • Take both? But a nice fast prime on the Fuji for when it matters. Or a good macro for close up stuff (shops, food and museums). Depends really on what you want to achieve...and your style. By the ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Bras d'Or
    I had been flying tetrahedral kites on Alexander Graham Bell's Kite Field at Beinn Breagh and we were returning to Baddeck when we turned a corner...
    Placed 10th in the challenge. I had been flying tetrahedral kites on Alexander Graham Bell's Kite Field at Beinn Breagh and we were returning to Baddeck when we turned a corner...
  • Replied in Keep the GF1
    Good move.....M43 is a good format with plenty of good lenses. I take all this IBIS stuff with a pinch of salt....my Leica doesn't have it, neither did the old film cameras. Best thing about the ...
  • Replied in Keep the GF1
    I forced myself to get the GX7 when I gave away my GF1 and 14-45 to an aspiring young Chinese photographer. But was underwhelmed by the GX7 and bought back a GF1 although I have kept the GX7. The ...
  • Created discussions Wind and a fast car
    I happened on a derelict factory yesterday. It is being restored by an eclectic and somewhat eccentric collector of "stuff". The building itself is stunning for its sense of decay and the stuff is ...
  • Not is all what it seems....but I was at Cardington where the British Airship Museum is, I hope, opening soon. Unfortunately I was not allowed in through the gate to peek into the hangars that ...
  • I just bought a really cheap ebay one and worked a treat on the GF1 with the 50mm 'lux. Not so happy with the 35 'lux though; not sure why as the 35 is my preferred lens on the M9P.
  • Replied in Memories....
    Not been to Mongolia but we drove off road along the border with Inner Mongolia for a thousand km (or so it seemed) a year or so ago. Your photos remind me of the charming and hospitable people ...
  • Commented on WOH_9540 in the Supersonic challenge

    Great photo...with the shadow of the tail in the condensation pattern....well subsonic though and the condensation occurs due to local airflow expansion, rather than compression....that is why it...

  • Commented on Bang ))) Boomerang ! in the Supersonic challenge

    Looks like a Hawk to me.....subsonic trainer....whoops!

  • Commented on HIMARS6-X3 in the Supersonic challenge

    Probably the most interesting shot....timing is nice with the head fittings blowing off. How was the shot triggered? I also thought Mach 6 at point of exit a bit optimistic....hypersonic is still...

  • Neither of my Leicas come with Art Modes....but then they don't come with AF and kit lenses either. Art Modes.....
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