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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The plastic one is high quality, fits perfectly...

The plastic one is high quality, fits perfectly and does the job. It does not feel in any way inferior. It's glass where it matters.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
You can also use the Version 1 on your M mounts...

You can also use the Version 1 on your M mounts with a cheap adapter (not rangefinder coupled so you can find the cheapest available).

OTOH the Version 3 is rangefinder coupled so focus is easier in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 15,229
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The 15mm Heliar is a superb little lens and in...

The 15mm Heliar is a superb little lens and in screw mount form (with included finder) a serious bargain. It is sharp, precise, largely distortion free and like having a portable pinhole. The minimum...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,522
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I suspect he'll perish from two stroke...

I suspect he'll perish from two stroke inhalation.

He runs a quad-cam air cooled V8 Tatra as his main classic. With swing axles and an engine behind the rear wheels I'm surprised he's still with us!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,522
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Dug out my mildly mis-firing Carl Zeiss Jena...

Dug out my mildly mis-firing Carl Zeiss Jena Werra 3 as I promised to photograph a friend who is currently preparing his Trabant to drive it over to the former East Germany in November. He is as mad...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've seen the results from one photographer...

I've seen the results from one photographer testing it. It's superb.
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,520
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
There is one thing to be said for the aperture...

There is one thing to be said for the aperture controls on the early lenses though - you can't easily move them by mistake, as I often do with the later ones.

That said, the Summaron is a beautiful...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,520
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely. I shall use my Elmar 3.5cm a bit more...

Lovely. I shall use my Elmar 3.5cm a bit more often when my VIOOH finder turns up.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes indeedy.

Yes indeedy.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely Ted! I've never owned one but I've driven...

Lovely Ted! I've never owned one but I've driven several over the years on sprint courses and they are absolutely fabulous. Which engine?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
This is an entirely unsharpened in any way (other...

This is an entirely unsharpened in any way (other than manual dust spot removal) straight out of V800 using the normal holder with anti-Newton glass. It's Fuji Pro400H from a Mamiya RB67. This was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,552
Views: 197,777
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Canal boat staffy after a broadside in good...

Canal boat staffy after a broadside in good humour.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74341/med_U74341I1570980386.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Tried some HP5+ too, it's not great photography...

Tried some HP5+ too, it's not great photography weather and I am very uninspired and fed up with waiting for a house sale that doesn't happen. But I liked the results of the developer.

The last of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 3,674
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Old Beech pollard, Burnham Beeches last summer....

Old Beech pollard, Burnham Beeches last summer. Bronica RF645, 45mm f4 Ilford FP4+ in Fx39 1:9

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/tree-then-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720

And now Nikon FM2n,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Shot recently in...

Shot recently in BW

Biogon

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Summicron C...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have the Biogon 35mm f2.8 and have had the...

I have the Biogon 35mm f2.8 and have had the Leica 40mm C Summicron, which by all repute is no different to the Rokkor. While I normally prefer the 40mm focal length, I would always choose the Zeiss...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What a beautiful thing.

What a beautiful thing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,560
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'd say the ratio I saw of Chimping to Pentaxing...

I'd say the ratio I saw of Chimping to Pentaxing was about 100:1. But then, shooting moving cars with film is not particularly rewarding (I have tried so many times) and with a 50mm in that spot they...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,557
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I took my FM2n out yesterday to finish the roll....

I took my FM2n out yesterday to finish the roll. What has always struck me about Nikon gear is how well it is made, how good a job Nikon engineers did to make cameras that were ergonomic and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Morgan by Morgan. Early Plus 8 on Orchards,...

Morgan by Morgan. Early Plus 8 on Orchards, Prescott Hill Climb Autumn Classic.

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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,560
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Letting the side down, each had a Pentax K1000...

Letting the side down, each had a Pentax K1000 but at the end of each shot of a car competing, they synchro chimped in perfect...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,557
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I find my Rolleicord to have the least butch...

I find my Rolleicord to have the least butch shutter sound, with the 'flexes not far behind. The Leica III and the Zorkis I have make a sound that reminds me of cocking the bolt on a Lee Enfield .303...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,560
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
As reported, a young man with Exakta (and Weston...

As reported, a young man with Exakta (and Weston meter) at a classic car event. The film chimpers are on my as yet undeveloped colour...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just exquisite negatives. I know Tmax400 is a...

Just exquisite negatives. I know Tmax400 is a stunning film, and I was shooting with my beautiful 105mm Nikkor DC f2, but the results are above that.

Yankee Doodles on stilts, Prescott Hill Climb...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A roll of Tmax400 at 200 just out of the tank....

A roll of Tmax400 at 200 just out of the tank. Proper dilutions this time, done using Chris's guidance on Tmax (I shaved 30 secs off the end to reflect the slightly greater exposure at 200 rather...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Chris - the camera's now loaded with HP5...

Thanks Chris - the camera's now loaded with HP5 and I will not muck up the dilution again. Your guidance steered me well away from heffalump traps (except of my own making!).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Under a bit, but those highlight tones are...

Under a bit, but those highlight tones are exquisite. The home of Nescafe nears its end at Hayes. From the train with an Olympus 35RD, Bergger Pancro 400 at 400 in PMK Pyro 1+2+300 for 18 minutes at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,699
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A rather wonderful one too! I've got the cam for...

A rather wonderful one too! I've got the cam for the 150mm but I'd rather focus by eye.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A horrible feeling went through my mind as I just...

A horrible feeling went through my mind as I just looked at the negatives hanging to dry. I used the PMK recipe for Bergger at 400 from Bergger itself and the images look very under. Then I realised...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Moersch alkaline fixer arrived today so were it...

Moersch alkaline fixer arrived today so were it not for some house viewings (selling a house is a royal PITA) I'd have got going already. I'm assuming it's like normal fixer in that you mix it and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
After going all round the country my N75 has just...

After going all round the country my N75 has just started its return journey to Germany without ever hitting my mail box.

The importer is clearly running things in an amateur way, not giving...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,522
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Hopefully, after a mahoosive courier muck up, I...

Hopefully, after a mahoosive courier muck up, I should get hold of my stock of Orwo N75, made by the successor company to the Agfa plant in East Germany. Even though it's a bit unreliable I'll put a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 883
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I can only concur. Now my favourite combination...

I can only concur. Now my favourite combination by far.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 883
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Try and keep the temperatures of each stage of...

Try and keep the temperatures of each stage of the process the same. It's a large change in temperature that causes it, not just heating up.

In developing grain is brought out by length of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,209
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Of my return to film cameras my Rolleiflex 3.5F...

Of my return to film cameras my Rolleiflex 3.5F has had the most consistent use followed by my Leica M3. Of my lenses, I have owned my Zuiko 50mm f1.8 and my Zuiko 28mm f2.8 for 36 years, and they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,560
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Returning to the original theme, I was at the...

Returning to the original theme, I was at the Bugatti Owner's Club autumn meet at their hill climb today. Lots of old cars and lots of people out with their cameras. I normally take a Rolleiflex and...
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,785,159
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Off to the last meet of the year at the Bugatti...

Off to the last meet of the year at the Bugatti Owners Club. Now, as always, faffing about camera and lens choice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,560
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ok! A pro friend used to shoot concerts with...

Ok!

A pro friend used to shoot concerts with film and got similar results. It can be done.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,560
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's superb Ted!

That's superb Ted!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks! I'll start with the normal first and see...

Thanks! I'll start with the normal first and see how it goes.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,560
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That really has been my experience. Just...

That really has been my experience. Just wandering around with a Rolleiflex or a Leica at old car events I have been offered three dark rooms, several cameras and much reminiscing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm officially intrigued.

I'm officially intrigued.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks all, pure water it shall be. Pashmo - I...

Thanks all, pure water it shall be.

Pashmo - I ordered some from Fotoimpex on Monday, I always find them to be very well priced (especially film) and as or even more rapid than most UK suppliers,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Pashmo that would be most kind, thank you!

Pashmo that would be most kind, thank you!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Hooray! PMK arrived today, but I have to wait for...

Hooray! PMK arrived today, but I have to wait for the Alkaline fix to arrive from Germany, as the only UK supplier had none in stock, and would have to order it in.

A question on stop bath - I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,560
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Well said. In London twice in the last...

Well said.

In London twice in the last fortnight I've seen people using Nikon F2s for street photography and had a coffee shop barista (it always seems to be them) compliment me on my Leicaflex and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,422
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely shot Jeremy!

Lovely shot Jeremy!
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,785,159
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I went up to London to look at and photograph the...

I went up to London to look at and photograph the recent Battle of Britain memorial, got caught up in a large demonstration of ex-army bikers, and then did some street photography in Soho. Upside was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely shots all - particularly enjoyed Chris's...

Lovely shots all - particularly enjoyed Chris's ones developed in PMK and Deardorff's in Pyrocat HD.

A recent shot using FP4+ from 25 years ago. Emma Hamilton Rose, Summilux R 80mm f1.4 (shot at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,024
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Minolta X500 etc are lovely and light and the...

Minolta X500 etc are lovely and light and the manual mode in the X500 is superb. With 45mm lens it weighs in at 660g.

The Olympus OM2n with 50mm f1.8 is 750g.

If you can find a decent one, the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Indeed, Ted. Of the top 100 quoted companies when...

Indeed, Ted. Of the top 100 quoted companies when I started work in the City of London back in 1988, I can only think of the banks and the oil companies still there 31 years later. Retailers,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 532
Views: 48,896
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It looks it. Chilterns Open Air Museum Leica R7,...

It looks it. Chilterns Open Air Museum

Leica R7, Summilux 80mm R f1.4, Fujicolor C200

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74341/med_U74341I1569614727.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Good question! Although you do have negatives you...

Good question! Although you do have negatives you can wet print later (my plan when, if!, I move).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Chris, Deardorff and dtcls100. I have all...

Thanks Chris, Deardorff and dtcls100. I have all the safety kit, although the Bergger PMK I've ordered is liquid. I need to track down some alkaline fixer too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
As I have a fairly large stock of Bergger Pancro...

As I have a fairly large stock of Bergger Pancro floating around I'll start with PMK Pyro and see how that goes. When I next order in stuff from Fotoimpex I'll get some Moersch, but I'll research...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Larry, most helpful! I plan to pick the...

Thanks Larry, most helpful! I plan to pick the brains of the photographer who made me my pinhole camera and who has been using Pyro for decades. Possibly in the next fortnight.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Mike - the lower agitation bit makes sense...

Thanks Mike - the lower agitation bit makes sense from a normal developer standpoint. A great link to some lovely images.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thank you both - those links are spectacular Sem,...

Thank you both - those links are spectacular Sem, really helpful, also your experiences Larry H-L. I'd rather not get the grain of Rodinal from a developer I'd like to reduce grain. I'll do some more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's Eastman Kodak raydm6 - it's a separate...

That's Eastman Kodak raydm6 - it's a separate company from Kodak Alaris (one of the more confusing things about an already difficult to understand situation!).
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
You're welcome. One of those lovely words that...

You're welcome. One of those lovely words that has so many different meanings.

What I do find interesting is that the pension fund from the remnants of a largely dead industry of many years ago is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ted - I found this in the Pension Protection...

Ted - I found this in the Pension Protection Fund's annual report published July 2019. Page 48 of https://www.ppf.co.uk/sites/default/files/file-2019-07/annual_report_2018-2019_2.pdf

So no sale as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Staining developers

I thoroughly enjoy developing black and white film at home, and I'm keen to try using staining developers - my research reveals different types of Pyro and Tanol. My aim is to develop faster films...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,699
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've got those all in the original chrome. Yours...

I've got those all in the original chrome. Yours look utterly stunning, but I shall keep mine as they are!
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,520
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Beautiful beastie - I look forward now to seeing...

Beautiful beastie - I look forward now to seeing the pictures you take with it!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
So it's printed on, so can't be some labelling...

So it's printed on, so can't be some labelling hangover from the last cans. How funny!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thank you Robert - much appreciated!

Thank you Robert - much appreciated!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Well, I am very pleasantly surprised with the...

Well, I am very pleasantly surprised with the results of 25 year old FP4+, shot at box speed and developed in FX39 1:9 for the prescribed time - there might have been a touch more developer than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'll do 2 or 3 shots of roses in my garden,...

I'll do 2 or 3 shots of roses in my garden, develop and see the results. If horrible, chuck, if not, nothing lost bar a small use of hypo.

It's hardly worth worrying about.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
David - I'll compromise on FP4+. Indeed I am...

David - I'll compromise on FP4+. Indeed I am lucky, this is all very neat, Tony has offered me his enlarger (not that I need it with two in the wardrobe) too as he's never going to use it again. He...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've decided to keep it unopened. Just shot a...

I've decided to keep it unopened.

Just shot a few frames with the FP4 and developed them in FX39. Most are looking very good as they dry.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Bernard. I'm inclined to keep it all...

Thanks Bernard. I'm inclined to keep it all unopened as a little relic, but part of me is highly curious!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Self loader and goodies - I wonder if this ID11 still works!

My neighbour Tony, a lovely chap who used to do a lot of bulk loading and his own development, kindly gave me all his kit. Apart from a roll of Agfa Gevaert CT18, in the loader is some Ilford FP4...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,833
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Many years ago I decided my skills were not...

Many years ago I decided my skills were not technical in any way, with limited exceptions to do with car tuning. So such things now serenely pass me by.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,815
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That lens has very appealing rendering and I can...

That lens has very appealing rendering and I can see why it's called vintage.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 2,698
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The rest of the day isn't so great either! When...

The rest of the day isn't so great either!

When the roll of tape runs out I'll see what suits best next. On current rates of shooting vs the size of roll, that will be about a years time.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I very much hope you keep on top of that Dogman,...

I very much hope you keep on top of that Dogman, and best of luck with a new ophthalmologist soon, having the right person is vital.

A friend of mine is a keen Canon owner and hopefully he's got a...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thank you both Guth and Miehrmann - very much...

Thank you both Guth and Miehrmann - very much appreciated!

I'm having difficulty keeping up with dates of photos, but in no particular order

Mv72's exquisite photos of Auxerre and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Possibly not the 1.2 then...

Possibly not the 1.2 then...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks - I think in the first instance the 100mm...

Thanks - I think in the first instance the 100mm f2 EF looks to be a pretty unbeatable value and performance. I'll start saving my pennies for other things, perhaps when I've sold off some of my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've got an EOS5, glad to hear it is by far the...

I've got an EOS5, glad to hear it is by far the better choice for low light.

Now I need to decide upon the best lenses - having the 40mm f2.8 and the 50mm f1.8 II already. I suspect, having been...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have at present no sign of cataracts at all (I...

I have at present no sign of cataracts at all (I have an annual eye screen) but it is certainly something people should check out and have done - my father and numerous others I know have benefitted.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 372
Views: 37,496
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wow - astonishing flower!

Wow - astonishing flower!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Not at present, but at some point I shall explore...

Not at present, but at some point I shall explore Polaroids!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had an F5 many years ago and I found it a bit...

I had an F5 many years ago and I found it a bit large. I should have taken the F90 but the F80 sits in my hands a bit better. The sound is irrelevant really.

I love the 105mm defocus control Nikon -...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Autofocus performance, particularly in low light - my eyesight isn't what is was

I went to the local County agricultural show on Saturday. A lovely day with lots of farmers, animals, tractors and even a funfair. I took a minimal kit to avoid my shoulder dropping off, and given...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 11,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just been told my n75 reel should take about 3...

Just been told my n75 reel should take about 3 days, so I might get it for the weekend.

Pricing didn't include shipping from Germany, so total was £58.51 for the reel, so about £2.90 all in. Still...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
No idea of arrival date from Germany, but we'll...

No idea of arrival date from Germany, but we'll see!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 11,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My inclination is to use Rodinal for the N75, it...

My inclination is to use Rodinal for the N75, it is after all the classic Agfa developer. With the N54 the results I got were super, but I used HC110 for the N74 to cut down on developing time. I'm...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 2,698
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've found an even better use for my masking tape...

I've found an even better use for my masking tape tracking app. Large format film holders. So often they have numerous films marked on them, and you sometimes forget whether they are loaded or not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just a quick bump!

Just a quick bump!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 11,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
No idea at present, but as Dourbalister develops...

No idea at present, but as Dourbalister develops in an HC110 clone at B dilution for 6.30 minutes at 200 and I did the same for film shot at 400, I think there's a fair amount of latitude, so start...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 850
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's a bit cheaper over here, but I shoot both a...

It's a bit cheaper over here, but I shoot both a lot, with a mild preference for the Tmax400. I think Delta has a bit more grain, which I do like, so horses for courses. OTOH Tmax can be pushed to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 653
Views: 151,033
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Actually - you may have got the processing times...

Actually - you may have got the processing times off, but what you did get are immensely powerful images. Well done - they are absolutely stunning!
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,743
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I forgot my Voigtlander Vitessa L and my Zeiss...

I forgot my Voigtlander Vitessa L and my Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 534/12
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 11,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely! I find there is a UK distributor listed...

Lovely!

I find there is a UK distributor listed on the ORWO website so I've sent him an email about seeing if I can get hold of a 100f reel of N75. He's a cinematographer so I suspect it's all a bit...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,750
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What a lovely thread. I'm too much of a messy...

What a lovely thread. I'm too much of a messy cook to have any camera near me when cooking, so only a couple of photos in toto.

1940's Pre-fab kitchen, Chilterns Open Air Museum. Ilford FP4+ in FX39...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,119
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What did you like about film and miss?

What did you like about film and miss?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Tetenal C41 kit - developing times for the 2.5 litre kit.

The Tetenal kit comes with a booklet setting out developing times. As the number of films developed rises, the times get longer.

The booklet sets out the times for 500ml of fluid and for a litre....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 663
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have seen so many crazy times on MDC that I no...

I have seen so many crazy times on MDC that I no longer use it. Shoot a limited range of film and use a few developers and all you need is a timer, not an expensive piece of electronic equipment to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,125
Views: 293,861
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's a worthwhile collective noun of...

That's a worthwhile collective noun of motorcycles, the last photo is very striking!
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
This reminds me I have a four shot panoramic of...

This reminds me I have a four shot panoramic of the mountains near Girona, and I have yet to learn to stitch them together in Lightroom...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just checked my Ilford Hypam fixer bottle. In two...

Just checked my Ilford Hypam fixer bottle. In two years of home developing with about 200 reels of black and white under my belt, I have used 3 litres of the 5. At an average of £35 per 5l, that...
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,972
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Excellent! I won't have to stick masking tape on...

Excellent! I won't have to stick masking tape on the bottom now....

While it has a hint of a gimmick about it, actually to me the ISO info is wonderful to be able to see at a glance, ditto which...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 653
Views: 151,033
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thank you Pan! I think I might have had a small...

Thank you Pan! I think I might have had a small macro tube too, but my memory is fallible on that.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 653
Views: 151,033
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Raindrops on roses. Leicaflex SL2, Summilux R...

Raindrops on roses.

Leicaflex SL2, Summilux R 80mm f1.4. Ilford FP4+ in FX39 1:9. Herzogin Christiana (Kordes) rose and Mandler...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,754
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I love the heron, and some lovely shots. Those...

I love the heron, and some lovely shots. Those old Pentax 50mm f1.4s are really gorgeous bits of glass.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,743
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Using the strict definition rather than a scale...

Using the strict definition rather than a scale focus viewfinder camera, just the one, an Olympus 35RD, which has been tested but as of yet the film is now in another camera to test that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 292
Views: 15,370
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Some nice shots, I'm sure a CLA will really help.

Some nice shots, I'm sure a CLA will really help.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 11,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I like the N74, but as it's being replaced I'll...

I like the N74, but as it's being replaced I'll have to re-do my tests, hopefully on a day when I'm just a bit more inspired. It really does remind me of TriX in a very good way. Leica M5, Leica...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 11,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I wasn't greatly inspired yesterday as I had a...

I wasn't greatly inspired yesterday as I had a few deadlines to meet, so many snaps were shot simply to test it out. I thought from Dourbalister's photos the film would benefit from higher contrast...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,140
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Indeed - every part works together. My only beef...

Indeed - every part works together. My only beef with the MX5 is it is just a little bit too small. Grow it a little so there is a touch more cabin and luggage space, and put a tuneful 2.5V6 in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just developed and scanned a roll of ORWO uN54...

Just developed and scanned a roll of ORWO uN54 and that has no markings, it has the same excellent base, similar salt and pepper grain and an old fashioned look. So I'd say it's the same. So time to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Indeed - 250CE. My first ride ever was in a 1975...

Indeed - 250CE. My first ride ever was in a 1975 /8 280e, driven by a mad German. At 11 I'd never been in an airconditioned car before, or one with leather, and he hit 130mph on the Ostia...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,140
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Not that I'm greatly fond of the looks of the...

Not that I'm greatly fond of the looks of the newish MX5 but my sister has the 2 litre one with slippy diff and uprated Bilsteins and it is a real joy to drive. Be even more fun with 2 more cylinders...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 11,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm popping up to town today for a few things, so...

I'm popping up to town today for a few things, so I'll pick up a roll of the N74 where I bought the uN54. The latter is now drying after development and it has no Orwo edge markings either, and the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,140
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Guth - that's lovely. That is the one car I...

Guth - that's lovely. That is the one car I really do want to own - the way in which the VTEC comes on song makes it gloriously wonderful. I briefly owned an Accord V6 coupe with the VTEC engine and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 11,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Now you just need an East German camera and...

Now you just need an East German camera and lenses to complete the look! You've got something resembling a border fence already.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely Heckflosse! Mine drives very well now -...

Lovely Heckflosse!

Mine drives very well now - a rare 5 speed manual helps - but I've lowered her a little and fitted uprated shocks. As a result she goes where you point her in real time, rather...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've never really got round to doing a full...

I've never really got round to doing a full photoshoot of her, but a few more. I took months to decide upon the colour but the original white with a hint of grey was horrible. Arabergrau is a 60s...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sorry Larry - I should have been clearer that...

Sorry Larry - I should have been clearer that it's a friend's workshop truck, which he's restoring. I've no role at all other than the odd photo. I've restored close to 4 cars now - the Mercedes...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks dourbalister - there are no markings...

Thanks dourbalister - there are no markings whatsoever. Grain is a bit more than modern emulsions, but Rodinal pulls it out a little anyway. I'll experiment a lot more if I like the uN54.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 11,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Done that with a few of the best from the reel,...

Done that with a few of the best from the reel, will share the Orwo uN54 roll when shot and developed.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A friend shot some photos on this and I rather...

A friend shot some photos on this and I rather liked the result, and immediately given the Lomography description thought it was going to be Orwo uN54. I've been meaning to try some Orwo since...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 11,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Tiny scratch top right - mostly random without...

Tiny scratch top right - mostly random without any obvious pattern. I had unrelated issues rinsing as the film roll collapsed on itself as I'd loosened it for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 11,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Some very interesting results from the Potsdam...

Some very interesting results from the Potsdam Kino 100. I'll save them for a thread with the Orwo uN54 when I've completed that roll (all the same camera and lens to make comparisons easier). The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 11,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm not testing any more Lomography Orwo acquired...

I'm not testing any more Lomography Orwo acquired film. The Potsdam 100 had an horrendous plastic capsule that was an utter pig to remove in my changing bag. The film packaging said made in China,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 11,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I am comparing the Potsdam 100, which I think is...

I am comparing the Potsdam 100, which I think is uN54, with a roll of the genuine stuff, but the Lomography is a lot more expensive (there's a surprise...). I'll see what the results bring.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 8,122
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fuji 400H and Lomography 800.

Fuji 400H and Lomography 800.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My very own 1971 Mercedes W114 250CE in Arab...

My very own 1971 Mercedes W114 250CE in Arab Gray, Brunhilde. Took her out to a meet for the first time in a year (fan belt alignment problem) and she drove flawlessly. Shot on Fuji 400H with my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 11,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Many thanks! That is very competitive indeed.

Many thanks! That is very competitive indeed.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 11,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very interesting! How much did the price break...

Very interesting!

How much did the price break down to per roll Guy?
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,165
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
They are incorporated into UK law as the Customer...

They are incorporated into UK law as the Customer Contracts Regulations (2013), the only legal question would be whether those protections would apply to purchases by me from EU countries. Ebay rules...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,165
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I am lucky to be within 40 minutes of central...

I am lucky to be within 40 minutes of central London with numerous dealers, many of whom I have bought from.

I have bought locally from a dealer near my father in Plymouth.

I also happily buy from...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My favouritest pick up truck (it's close enough)...

My favouritest pick up truck (it's close enough) of all time starting its return to roadworthiness. The body will be left largely untouched, the interior restored partially (got to have something to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 11,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Dourbalister! I found some spooled UN54...

Thanks Dourbalister!

I found some spooled UN54 today so will give that a go and see how I get on.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Nice one, although not where I'd normally expect...

Nice one, although not where I'd normally expect to find them!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,349
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yep, much nicer to my tastes than Portra 800 and...

Yep, much nicer to my tastes than Portra 800 and still cheaper by about 30% here after the increase.

I bought some Lomo 400 to try today. I've gone off Portra 400 too...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 11,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A question Dourbalister - IIRC you hand spool...

A question Dourbalister - IIRC you hand spool this from a roll from Orwo - do you need to remove any Remjet in developing?

I've been given a film loader and I'm quite keen to try some UN54 to start...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 30,732
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Doug - that is incredibly kind, and also takes...

Doug - that is incredibly kind, and also takes care of any future R purchases by me! Thanks.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wonderful! Looks gorgeous.

Wonderful! Looks gorgeous.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Dark slide error would manifest on the side, not...

Dark slide error would manifest on the side, not top I would have thought. Check play there though. Same with end of reel too. Unless you were shooting on its side (unlikely!).

I wonder if it is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-13-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Minor detail! Shot this 1938 Ford 85 Flathead V8...

Minor detail!

Shot this 1938 Ford 85 Flathead V8 truck interior on my Linhof the other day. Boy is it stunning.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/flatheadinterior-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-12-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gorgeous! I love old rusty cars with real patina.

Gorgeous! I love old rusty cars with real patina.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-12-2019
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,729
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Patina at its most evocative. You don't get that...

Patina at its most evocative. You don't get that from a rub down and partial respray.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-12-2019
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,729
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks - that I didn't know! I think my next 50...

Thanks - that I didn't know! I think my next 50 is more likely to be a Summilux, but that will be some time yet.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-12-2019
Replies: 105
Views: 3,520
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
So true. I took my 1933 Leica III out yesterday...

So true.

I took my 1933 Leica III out yesterday to take a few photos of a 1938 Ford truck. My petrol (OK at UK prices) totalled close to £25. One b&w 35mm and one 120 colour film and development...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
1938 Ford 85 flathead V8 pick up...

1938 Ford 85 flathead V8 pick up truck

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/patination-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That would be most kind! I suspect it's a...

That would be most kind! I suspect it's a metallic, possibly astral silver or silver blue, but it's a fools errand from black and white!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just good old fashioned electrical glow plugs to...

Just good old fashioned electrical glow plugs to get it started.

Somewhere in Morocco is a taxi driver who has a W115 240D that is on about 3 million KMs. Those engines can last for ever, but with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sweet little Morris Minor!

Sweet little Morris Minor!
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-10-2019
Replies: 105
Views: 3,520
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
How exciting! What a beauty, and how kind of...

How exciting! What a beauty, and how kind of Victoria Pio! I have the Summitar and the Elmar, both sharp and very good lenses.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,349
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Continuing my exploration of the 800. A...

Continuing my exploration of the 800. A beautifully patinated 1938 Ford V8 Pick up just arrived in a friend's workshop. Shot on the Mamiua RB67 Pro...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-10-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Exquisite, Flat twin!

Exquisite, Flat twin!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,140
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
There are so many cars for the Japanese market we...

There are so many cars for the Japanese market we just don't see. Looks rather sweet!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-09-2019
Replies: 5,399
Views: 814,563
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A tiny bit too dark to my eye, but wonderful!

A tiny bit too dark to my eye, but wonderful!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2019
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,729
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've not tried a collapsible, I wonder if there's...

I've not tried a collapsible, I wonder if there's a difference in glass or coatings, as after 2 rolls in sunny conditions I've had a couple of sunstars but absolutely no flaring. In that regard it's...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
An admirable wee beastie the Napier Railton....

An admirable wee beastie the Napier Railton. Polished within an inch of its life every waking moment!

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/firing-up-the-beast-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,140
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I love the idea of the Napier Railton, a fine...

I love the idea of the Napier Railton, a fine beastie indeed, being new!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2019
Replies: 2,716
Views: 797,252
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Such a handsome beastie. I owned one years ago,...

Such a handsome beastie. I owned one years ago, bought new from Grays and traded in for a new D70 some years later. Too heavy for my tired old paws now, but what a capable monster it is!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,140
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Continuing the theme that a Mclaren is one of the...

Continuing the theme that a Mclaren is one of the nice new cars I like, a couple of the same car from Prescott Hill climb (a run up the hill in it as a prize). Large pat on the back for the person...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-09-2019
Replies: 660
Views: 154,106
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What beautiful colours! Exquisite rendering (and...

What beautiful colours! Exquisite rendering (and very nice photos) Maggieo!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,551
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Crikey, I bought mine from a dealer a few months...

Crikey, I bought mine from a dealer a few months ago for a lot less.

Lovely lens though - the Hotel Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar on my 1932 Elmar, Kodak Tmax400 at 200, Perceptol 1:2 (the Erik von Straten...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,551
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Good point. Elmar 35mm f3.5 should also be...

Good point.

Elmar 35mm f3.5 should also be considered. Uncoated and old school.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,551
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Summitar with M adapter is sharp and inexpensive,...

Summitar with M adapter is sharp and inexpensive, Summaron has lovely rendering, if not quite so cheap. The Nokton Classic is more vintage in looks, but without the flare etc of age. I have the...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-07-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 14,615
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Hi Barry - it's 37mm on 4x5, so the chap who made...

Hi Barry - it's 37mm on 4x5, so the chap who made it said it was about a focal length of 11mm in 35mm equivalent. Pinhole size is 0.22 mm and distance is about 30mm to film plane (my accuracy of...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-06-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 14,615
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I love this 11mm equivalent pinhole, the...

I love this 11mm equivalent pinhole, the perspective distortion is wondrous, the more so when really close up - about a foot in this case. 1938 Ford Flathead V8 85...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-06-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I like the motion blur, it gives a sense of...

I like the motion blur, it gives a sense of speed. It is difficult to get right, but go for too high a shutter speed and you'll get stationary objects with no sense of movement.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I treat any time on Massive Development as...

I treat any time on Massive Development as suspect unless cross checked with the manufacturers data, anybody can add a development time.

I hadn't heard of any changes but 12 down to 10.5 is a...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-06-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 30,732
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
May I add the following too please! Zuiko OM...

May I add the following too please!

Zuiko OM 50mm f1.8
Leitz Summilux R 80mm f1.4
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-06-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A rare sight, particularly at Prescott Hill...

A rare sight, particularly at Prescott Hill Climb, the home of the Bugatti Owners Club. A Bentley 3 litre. Leica M5, Zeiss Biogon C 35mm f2.8, Ilford Delta 400 in FX39. Classic Zeiss...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-06-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My neighbours had a similar Simca Pedro - a nice...

My neighbours had a similar Simca Pedro - a nice reminder!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Two tone pink - phwoar!

Two tone pink - phwoar!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That car certainly benefits from the Panoramic...

That car certainly benefits from the Panoramic adapter Dourbalister! I like the angle, it makes it appear even longer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Shame - all are lovely, the colours in the first...

Shame - all are lovely, the colours in the first are gorgeous.

I can't really help alas. I've not had any issues at all with the Tetenal C41 kit - but I am religious about getting everything up to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-05-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,587
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I shall be re-testing my Minolta stuff soon. I've...

I shall be re-testing my Minolta stuff soon. I've always found the Rokkor lenses to be superb for colour and I'll give them a go at some black and white to see if I can improve the results using my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,587
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gorgeous - cameras and photos. I know what you...

Gorgeous - cameras and photos. I know what you mean about AF, but of my roll only 2 had missed focus, both were close ups and it doesn't take much for me to wobble at f1.8!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have to say I was concentrating more upon the...

I have to say I was concentrating more upon the Evoque and the Nissan Note! I can live with the Celica though!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2019
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,729
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I got my Dual Range Summicron back from a full...

I got my Dual Range Summicron back from a full going over, CLA and re-set of close up lenses (they were miles out because there was no spacing for the prism). So some celebratory images on my M3....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-04-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely Charioscuro lighting from...

Lovely Charioscuro lighting from Rhl-Oregon

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/45148/med_U45148I1567511566.SEQ.1.jpg

Gorgeous portrait from Alex...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,370
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Today's favourite camera just because I got my...

Today's favourite camera just because I got my Dual Range Summicron back from a full CLA and adjustment of close up lenses that took a very long time. The M3 with these on looks the utter business....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,370
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sadly 35mm lenses just go for that bit more, but...

Sadly 35mm lenses just go for that bit more, but I think I paid £65 for mine albeit a year ago. As you say though, the 1.8s go for virtually nothing yet they are a seriously good lens.

I know film...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,587
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Silly question, is the metering on the 4ti solely...

Silly question, is the metering on the 4ti solely spot, can you just let it be the equivalent of an auto system? (poor choice of words certainly).
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-04-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have tried a few action shots with my...

I have tried a few action shots with my Rolleiflex, but with a 75mm Planar the distance from the subject (in this case vintage cars) was just a bit too far. I tend therefore to use it for static...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,587
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes, a very good summary! I started with an...

Yes, a very good summary!

I started with an OM10, and thought the addition of manual control to auto that the OM2n offered was worthwhile. By then the OM1 was just a little dated. I'd be interested...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Apart from it being a good picture of the Alpine,...

Apart from it being a good picture of the Alpine, the people have that classic car meet pose, and the use of the limited depth of field to separate it from the background modernity is great.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-03-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,146
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I agree Mike. It is a substitute for engagement.

I agree Mike. It is a substitute for engagement.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,587
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The Prescott Hill Climb Series II Land Rover is a...

The Prescott Hill Climb Series II Land Rover is a thing of wonder. It's left outside, self-cleaning and a demonstration of the slow oxidation of aluminium and dirt into a habitat for lichen. I'll...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,587
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Nice! Adding the 100mm and the 50 1.4 and the...

Nice! Adding the 100mm and the 50 1.4 and the total cost is still below that of an M rangefinder without lens.

The value and results these offer are stunning!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,587
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely SLR systems for little - Olympus OM2n and lenses

I took my OM2n out of aetivation over the weekend. It failed to respond to being switched on, and the finder was blocked. After an initial panic, fitting new batteries had it working perfectly, the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 1,712
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The price of the Minolta CLEs has moved up a lot...

The price of the Minolta CLEs has moved up a lot too!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,370
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I spent the weekend shooting with my OM2n that I...

I spent the weekend shooting with my OM2n that I had put aside for 18 months. With a new set of batteries everything worked perfectly. It's light, nicely made and a joy to use in Aperture Priority. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 1,712
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
No shortage of people who can service mechanical...

No shortage of people who can service mechanical cameras, they aren't rocket science. Electronic parts availability will dictate if any camera with electronics integral to functionality will be...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-03-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2,510
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Upon shooting the Biogon 35mm f2.8 a lot of late,...

Upon shooting the Biogon 35mm f2.8 a lot of late, with Ilford Delta, I have concluded that it is one of the best lenses I've ever had the opportunity to use. Also it brings out the fineness of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 1,712
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had an M6 at the same time as an M3, sold it...

I had an M6 at the same time as an M3, sold it and don't miss it at all. I've since added an M2, an M5 and a Leica III, with no desire for an M6. My only regret in selling it is that I could have got...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2019
Replies: 223
Views: 15,654
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm catching up fast on that one too!

I'm catching up fast on that one too!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2019
Replies: 223
Views: 15,654
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
How do you like it? I'm toying with the idea...

How do you like it? I'm toying with the idea (after a clear out!), having found my Biogon c 35mm f2.8 to be so insanely wonderful.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2019
Replies: 223
Views: 15,654
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's super Michael!

That's super Michael!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 1,712
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I was in Red Dot Cameras in London a few weeks...

I was in Red Dot Cameras in London a few weeks back and having bought my M5 I was shooting the breeze with the owner, Ivan. He said he couldn't get M6s in good condition for love or money and showed...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-02-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,698
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The capsules seem completely resistant to...

The capsules seem completely resistant to ink.

I'm still to be convinced anything is better than the masking tape for keeping track from camera to tank.
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