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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,122
Posted By David Hughes
Several technicians sell parts from wrecks. I'd...

Several technicians sell parts from wrecks. I'd approach them first and look on ebay for a wreck...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 495
Posted By David Hughes
Iff (in the mathematical sense) I remember...

Iff (in the mathematical sense) I remember correctly, the FIKUS when squashed right back was for 35mm but then they started to leave off the 35mm mark and yet it could still go back...


The...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
Looking for something else and found this:- ...

Looking for something else and found this:-


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-JvjMtQT/0/4d1aa803/XL/E-30%2000195-XL.jpg


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,122
Posted By David Hughes
Like...

Like this?

https://photos.smugmug.com/FakeLeicas/i-rPRsQVX/0/64f5d924/L/Black%20FED-L.jpg

It's a late 1954 FED but I guess done fairly recently. The logo with white paint would have been a nice...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
Airshows are worse; just as they do the final run...

Airshows are worse; just as they do the final run and bank so that you can get a shot that isn't straight up the exhaust pipe, someone will stand up in front of you or - worse - wave a mobile in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By David Hughes
Mystical? No, mathematical. Think of zone...

Mystical? No, mathematical.

Think of zone focusing; I use the ∞ mark against the DoF scale and it works. Better still, use it against the next widest aperture...

Regards, David


PS If it worries...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By David Hughes
Tightening a minute fraction and then trying to...

Tightening a minute fraction and then trying to unscrew often works.

Check it's not a left hand thread is also a good general rule. They like to put one somewhere to catch you out...

Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
And those expensive one-offs look good from any...

And those expensive one-offs look good from any angle. I wanted a few more shots but they were getting it and a common old Jaguar ready for a wedding and kids and wedding guests were everywhere so I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By David Hughes
I never worry about infinity as the distance to...

I never worry about infinity as the distance to the horizon on this planet Earth is minute compared to infinity. Same goes for the distance to the moon, etc...


Regards, David
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 13,813
Posted By David Hughes
Much as I like the Olympus µ range and have film...

Much as I like the Olympus µ range and have film in one at the moment (µ[mju]-V); I am not convinced they are a good long term choice. OTOH I have had XA's and XA2's and XA3's since the day some of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,024
Posted By David Hughes
A lot of these answers suggest an Olympus XA...

A lot of these answers suggest an Olympus XA something to me for the film choice. The digital version is not so easy to even think about...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,750
Posted By David Hughes
You don't need a lot of expensive equipment and...

You don't need a lot of expensive equipment and software and so on to make panoramas. I recently bought an old and battered P&S camera in a charity shop and used it to take some photo's of a local...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 6,126
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmmm, I think it should be cheap when new;...

Hmmmm, I think it should be cheap when new; otherwise the guy who found the Leica M3 and Summicron for five (pounds, dollars, euros, roubles etc) will win the prize.


So far I reckon the Smena is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 2,298
Posted By David Hughes
Anyone wishing to see the latest position can...

Anyone wishing to see the latest position can look here:-

https://uk.leica-camera.com/World-of-Leica/Leica-News/Global/2018/CCD-sensors-of-the-Leica-M9-M9-P-M-Monochrom-and-M-E-camera-models

I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 2,298
Posted By David Hughes
Trouble is we only learn about the dud ones....

Trouble is we only learn about the dud ones. There might be thousands out there unaffected. Leica could do a little more to reassure us...


Regards, David
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By David Hughes
Congratulations.

Congratulations.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 4,069
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmmm, still no mention of the stereo gear Leitz...

Hmmmm, still no mention of the stereo gear Leitz made all those years ago like the FIATE and so on.

And that had the advantage of giving you a landscape picture. I think Rolleis had something...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,197
Posted By David Hughes
They must think that too as I see the top shutter...

They must think that too as I see the top shutter speed is *only* 1/8000 and they have a "B" setting for when 3.28 million is just too slow. It makes you wonder, doesn't it?


Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,078
Posted By David Hughes
And the Zenit was based on the Zorki with a...

And the Zenit was based on the Zorki with a mirror box and most of the Zenits have the innards pretty much the same...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-HqFmsdq/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-HqFmsdq/0/2d80e042/L/E-30%2000191-L.jpg


This was waiting outside a house and was later on decorated with ribbons and so on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 4,069
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks Vince, that's the first mention I've come...

Thanks Vince, that's the first mention I've come across of Lartigue in any forum for a long long time. I first came across his pictures when doing some research about 25 years ago, fascinating is the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,750
Posted By David Hughes
The...

The Roaches:-


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-sHCZnh3/0/b9820225/O/The%20Roaches%20pano%203.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
No, 'cos I am this side of the big pond...

No, 'cos I am this side of the big pond...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By David Hughes
Not so dumb; people my age call them condensers...

Not so dumb; people my age call them condensers but they do like to rename things from time to time. It's a form of exclusion, as I see it...


Regards, David


PS And we know what KT 66's are and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
Am I alone in thinking that some of these are...

Am I alone in thinking that some of these are just plain ugly and deliberately so it seems?


I don't mind them being ugly if it's just part of the function but designing ugliness seems weird to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 222
Views: 34,544
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-2PpQVc...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-2PpQVch/0/701e8952/XL/4973-XL.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,870,014
Posted By David Hughes
Those days have gone, sigh...

Those days have gone, sigh...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,962
Posted By David Hughes
You are lucky; I can find three sizes here. Fist...

You are lucky; I can find three sizes here. Fist is always 6x4, then A4 and now and then A3+ I used A3+ for 18 x 12 with a half inch margin but ran out of wall.

What's favourite here is clusters of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 838
Posted By David Hughes
To add to the fun, 387 598 is on the Summilux.net...

To add to the fun, 387 598 is on the Summilux.net website as 1941 but perhaps 1942, thus:-

"Le boîtier portant le numéro de série 387598 est un IIIc fabriqué en 1941

Note : Peut aussi avoir fabriqu...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,851
Posted By David Hughes
"Yes, but it depends. I never cease to amaze...

"Yes, but it depends. I never cease to amaze myself at the number of shots I 'miss' due to exposure variations... "

Hmmmm, when a young lady I know says "yes, but..." it means "no" usually but this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,870,014
Posted By David Hughes
This might do as proof; taken with a 1938 Leica...

This might do as proof; taken with a 1938 Leica III and a Summitar.


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-Nq5Pfwp/0/46f952a9/XL/Photo%2008-XL.jpg



Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,585
Views: 202,615
Posted By David Hughes
Knowing how cats behave this is probably their...

Knowing how cats behave this is probably their heaven...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,962
Posted By David Hughes
I think you could say the same about 4" by 6"...

I think you could say the same about 4" by 6" prints. According to the local lab that's all people want...

It would be interesting to discover the print size for each lens where it starts falling...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,962
Posted By David Hughes
I think these threads should be banned. All they...

I think these threads should be banned. All they do is make people dis-satisfied. I don't take photo's and then print them at 24 by 36 and go over them with a micrometer, microscope or anything...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,031
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, You ought to get the XA2 repaired; it might...

Hi,


You ought to get the XA2 repaired; it might surprise you and you can still get FP4 Plus....


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,031
Posted By David Hughes
It would be nearer the truth to say that 4x6 was...

It would be nearer the truth to say that 4x6 was cheapest then and now and so is the most popular. And most snappers use film on their holidays and being broke on return and unable to afford much...
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 3,389
Posted By David Hughes
This is what I like about photography; you can...

This is what I like about photography; you can forget all that nonsense about pixels, lenses and so on and just enjoy other peoples' experiences and memories. Wonderful!


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,031
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, In your shoes I'd go and buy some Fuji C200...

Hi,

In your shoes I'd go and buy some Fuji C200 (for prints) and experiment with one or two others.

Don't forget that the lens, light and exposure will affect the colour you get from the film a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
There's a lot of VW Beetle rallies on all summer...

There's a lot of VW Beetle rallies on all summer and my guess is that a camper would be the most practical for a weekend at one.


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks for all your comments, here's my general...

Thanks for all your comments, here's my general sort of comments.

The lens flange on the body and the thread on the lens will only engage one way and so moving the mount on the body by 90° will move...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By David Hughes
To show what happens when old and new bodies and...

To show what happens when old and new bodies and lenses are muddled up I've a photo of an elderly (1935 batch) and younger (1955 batch) FED with normally the correct lenses but swapped over to show...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,031
Posted By David Hughes
There were hundreds of films available then; just...

There were hundreds of films available then; just looked at a book from the mid 80's and 25 of the best slide films are listed because of their characteristics and there were several not...
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 3,389
Posted By David Hughes
Talking of visas etc reminds me that the USA...

Talking of visas etc reminds me that the USA Govt. used to ask if you were intending to overthrow the Govt. by force etc, and it wasn't so long ago. A lot of people gave that as the purpose of their...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By David Hughes
Yes, moving the lens mount around was my first...

Yes, moving the lens mount around was my first thought but then I realised that the infinity lock would move round too, as it is a single start thread. Then the viewfinder might be covered...

I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By David Hughes
Non-alignment of older USSR Lenses.

This has been making me wonder and worry for some time; mostly because I have one that appears to be a young FED or Industar-10 lens with the modern to f/16 scale and nice coatings. Alas, it seems to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,403
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, one minute it's a dream and the next we...

Hmmm, one minute it's a dream and the next we want hard realism...


As for musicians and photographers; what photographer has to take perfect photos at the rate a musician has to hit the keys...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,403
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, what musician can play 36 or 37 notes one...

Hmmm, what musician can play 36 or 37 notes one after the other over (say) a couple of days and then choose the best one and get acclaimed for it as photographers do?


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,403
Posted By David Hughes
Well, you could do what this old git does; after...

Well, you could do what this old git does; after checking I give a lot to charity shops. That's film and digital, btw, because I like them to go around and be used and there's too much hassle to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,403
Posted By David Hughes
I still can't work out what they would do in this...

I still can't work out what they would do in this school. RF's are easy to focus, exposure is fairly easy these days; mostly a matter of learning when not to trust the thing and what does that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-22-2020
Replies: 573
Views: 53,043
Posted By David Hughes
In a charity...

In a charity shop:-

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-qgJLdsV/0/6a6daf3d/L/Red%20Dot-L.jpg

Regards, David

PS That's 50 pennies, btw. A barred letter "L" is used for pounds.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,403
Posted By David Hughes
"The coolest thing a collector could do" is put...

"The coolest thing a collector could do" is put film in the camera and go out and take pictures, surely?


And would it take that much to explain how cameras and film/digital work? I mean what would...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,835
Posted By David Hughes
To me "haze" suggests some clown with a spray can...

To me "haze" suggests some clown with a spray can of WD40 thinking that is how you prepare a lens or camera body for ebay. Add a hot day and a bit of evaporation and then condensation on to the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-21-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,835
Posted By David Hughes
This baffled me too. I would have thought that...

This baffled me too. I would have thought that the uncoated 1937 lens would be very easy to clean.


Regards, David
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-21-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By David Hughes
I suspect everything has slowed down recently as...

I suspect everything has slowed down recently as from the 14th they announced Windows 7 was not going to be supported any longer. So did every W7 user try and load W10?


Well, that's my answer and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By David Hughes
My Contax Tix but it was APS and you can't get...

My Contax Tix but it was APS and you can't get the film but it was a great camera to carry around all the time and gave excellent results and true 3:2 prints at 5 x 7½...


Regards, David


PS and it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 862
Posted By David Hughes
I was talking about expectations; I've never...

I was talking about expectations; I've never noticed people talking about secondhand and elderly cars with no service history as though the maker was entirely to blame for the state the car is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 862
Posted By David Hughes
I think the problem is that we are talking about...

I think the problem is that we are talking about lenses that are all secondhand and of varying ages and histories. F'instance a FED 10 could be nearly 85 years old and who knows what has happened to...
Forum: Yashica RF 01-19-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By David Hughes
I'll second that; they are one of the best firms...

I'll second that; they are one of the best firms I know.


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 1,742
Posted By David Hughes
Yes, I wonderred if any would be using (digital)...

Yes, I wonderred if any would be using (digital) Leica as I'd expect most to be into digital Canon or Nikon. Perhaps a few use film in old Leica M's for the weekend or holidays. Perhaps so that they...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 1,742
Posted By David Hughes
Agreed and what I see us doing is trying to...

Agreed and what I see us doing is trying to refine the question before we get focused on answering it; nothing wrong with that, is there?

Regards, David

PS FWIW, most of today's photos that I...
Forum: RFF News 01-15-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1,882
Posted By David Hughes
These are worth a mention as the cameras are so...

These are worth a mention as the cameras are so rare (sort of) and you seldom see complete outfits. I just love those...
Forum: Travel 01-15-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 3,389
Posted By David Hughes
After this I can't see people buying proper...

After this I can't see people buying proper cameras any more...


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 1,742
Posted By David Hughes
But it's all very vague; there's so many fields...

But it's all very vague; there's so many fields of photography that the best techniques in one field are the worst in another. I can think of some types of photography that are all about glamour and...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-12-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,442
Posted By David Hughes
The marketing dept. have now suggested we replace...

The marketing dept. have now suggested we replace "Muddy Brown" with "Dark Titanium" or "Natural Titanium" and have a soft green rubber shutter button...


Regards, David
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,442
Posted By David Hughes
But, but (sob) scratches have to be...

But, but (sob) scratches have to be earned...


Regards, David
Forum: Travel 01-10-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 3,389
Posted By David Hughes
"...I visited a bunch of government run bread...

"...I visited a bunch of government run bread shops and the selection made me sad."

I'd be very interested to know if they smelt like a bakery should. I still know few old fashioned bakers and the...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-10-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,442
Posted By David Hughes
Well, I live in a small village and really only...

Well, I live in a small village and really only wellie green or mud brown would be acceptable.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,024
Posted By David Hughes
Difficult to answer as shillings are worthless...

Difficult to answer as shillings are worthless but the scrap value of shillings depends on a lot of things. A lot of them were Sterling silver which is/was 92.5% silver.

So a fiver's worth of them...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,024
Posted By David Hughes
The trick is to keep watching and remembering...

The trick is to keep watching and remembering that many cameras have peaked and then started to drop in price. The classic example is the Olympus Trip 35 that peaked a while ago and has now started...
Forum: Travel 01-06-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By David Hughes
Given a choice I'de prefer Durham or Cardiff,...

Given a choice I'de prefer Durham or Cardiff, because they are beautiful, friendly and small-ish. More to the point I don't have to bother about ferries and drive on the wrong side of the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-05-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks. I have that trouble with articles I've...

Thanks.

I have that trouble with articles I've read a long time ago; like the Summicron-C being contracted out and so on. One day it will turn up...

Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-05-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By David Hughes
"QC got so bad that many finished parts and...

"QC got so bad that many finished parts and even some cameras were junked in great numbers right from the factory and never made it to Soviet store shelves."


Can you give a source for this,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By David Hughes
That explains a lot of the dust etc in some of...

That explains a lot of the dust etc in some of the lenses I've bought over the years...


Regards, David
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 143
Views: 13,813
Posted By David Hughes
True; I was watching someone - ages ago - filming...

True; I was watching someone - ages ago - filming by switching it on and sticking the phone in his shirt pocket with the lens at the top and unobstructed.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,024
Posted By David Hughes
Ha! I've just realised that the M6's are a prop...

Ha! I've just realised that the M6's are a prop for them in their selfies on their funifones...



Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2020
Replies: 146
Views: 5,773
Posted By David Hughes
Fascinating; thanks; David

Fascinating; thanks; David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,024
Posted By David Hughes
Did you see any of them taking photo's with their...

Did you see any of them taking photo's with their M6's? I wonder if they had film in them...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,024
Posted By David Hughes
The more boring cameras and the ignored are also...

The more boring cameras and the ignored are also rising in price; look at the Olympus XA1 f'instance. And 1930's FEDs etc, etc.


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-01-2020
Replies: 628
Red
Views: 139,964
Posted By David Hughes
If you can't afford the car then the digital...

If you can't afford the car then the digital camera might just be within the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-01-2020
Replies: 628
Red
Views: 139,964
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-NSSsjgs/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-NSSsjgs/0/410c2220/O/Red%20on%20Leica.jpg


So I'm thinking why just stop at a single red dot? The world is dull enough as it is...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2020
Replies: 84
Views: 2,522
Posted By David Hughes
When I read threads like this I wonder how we old...

When I read threads like this I wonder how we old gits ever managed.

And so I checked by looking at my vintage camera and so on. I used a 35mm camera with the lens as fast as f/3.5 and fast FP3 at...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-30-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
Yes! That's it and it was turned down... As for...

Yes! That's it and it was turned down...

As for the British plank school of design, best to say nowt. Although they did mean you could replace the plank and put all or extra instruments where you...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-30-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Brain fade has struck but I think it was a...

Hi,

Brain fade has struck but I think it was a replacement for the Austin/Morris 1800's and one was made or a mock-up. Anyway, it didn't go into production and I thought Citroen either...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
Well, um, it's about style and the French had it...

Well, um, it's about style and the French had it nailed with the ID/DS 19/21/23 etc.

What gets me really going is the BMC one that eventually became the Citroen GS. Trouble is, I can't even find a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,446
Posted By David Hughes
I keep coming back to this but I still can only...

I keep coming back to this but I still can only read "small size" so what am I doing wrong?


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By David Hughes
Were the batteries genuine? Meaning were they...

Were the batteries genuine? Meaning were they Lithium? Those button cells can be pretty anonymous...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,522
Posted By David Hughes
This is the crux of the matter; if we are talking...

This is the crux of the matter; if we are talking prints 2 or 3 feet wide then the camera matters but when nothing's over 4x6" then most cameras turn out the same shot.

Same goes for digital when...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-28-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
Compensation:= https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/...

Compensation:=


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-6XRgTkq/0/c79398c9/O/Photo%2046612.jpg


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,446
Posted By David Hughes
How it started:- " I often walk to/from work,...

How it started:- " I often walk to/from work, through a park, at parties, and wish I had a compact film camera with me"... That suggests small as in pocketable.



All the cult cameras have baby...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,346
Posted By David Hughes
Watching the rewind knob turning is so basic and...

Watching the rewind knob turning is so basic and simple and foolproof that I wonder why so many don't do it. Even easier on the old CL as you can hold it underneath and feel it turning.


Regards,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,346
Posted By David Hughes
The outfit to modify the M2's take-up spool was...

The outfit to modify the M2's take-up spool was called the "Quick Load" and I think it fitted the M3 etc but can't be 100% certain.


I've a scan of the instructions and the sticky label for the base...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,300
Posted By David Hughes
Photography again...

Charles, wouldn't you like the commission from all those CZ 35mm's that will now be sold? I was very impressed. The M5 knockers will now have to think again but I have my doubts about that. I often...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,300
Posted By David Hughes
Well I dunno, I throw in ITMA and 'allo 'allo and...

Well I dunno, I throw in ITMA and 'allo 'allo and nothing happens. How about a couple of antiques like the Goon Show and "Take it from Here" and, more modern, "The Hitch Hikers Guide to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,346
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly. Build quality can only affect how long...

Exactly. Build quality can only affect how long the camera will last and so, if you get a good one (not badly worn), and look after it then it will probably outlast you. Whether or not film will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,300
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly, look how Sir Terence Milligan got...

Exactly, look how Sir Terence Milligan got his...


Regards, David


PS Saving 5 Frames with a Leica M5...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-24-2019
Replies: 1,016
Views: 194,967
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks. There are a lot of things like that pram...

Thanks.

There are a lot of things like that pram that are everywhere one minute and then suddenly gone. Luckily there's photography but few people photograph the everyday events in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-24-2019
Replies: 1,016
Views: 194,967
Posted By David Hughes
Some of you might like...

Some of you might like this:-


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/KnxBMVGAcn/michigan_central_detroit


The last but one photo ought to be in this thread...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,300
Posted By David Hughes
Getting back to photography...

Digital is beginning to endear itself to me as I can be wandering around with just my little P&S and suddenly need 64000ASA and get it in seconds by holding my nose and diving into the menu. And the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,300
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, we are back to Benny Hill...

Hmmm, we are back to Benny Hill again...


Regards, David
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-23-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By David Hughes
Brilliant cameras aren't they? and I paid a pound...

Brilliant cameras aren't they? and I paid a pound for my one...


I think they are a little dearer these days.


There are several different labels on the base of the cameras telling you where they...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By David Hughes
And consequently anything lens related (filters,...

And consequently anything lens related (filters, hoods and caps) with 36mm i/d will have a price that is OTT and just wait until you see the same items with "Leica" on them that are OEM...


Regards,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,300
Posted By David Hughes
You can't help but feel sorry for them; will they...

You can't help but feel sorry for them; will they ever understand "Good Moaning" or "I'm Julian and this is my friend Sandy" but luckily a lot of them got "Can I do you now Sir?".

I reckon that's...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By David Hughes
A reason could be to fit a specific lens hood or...

A reason could be to fit a specific lens hood or filter.

The most awkward filters for Elmars are polarising. And perhaps someone had a bright idea or couldn't afford the Leitz version or didn't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By David Hughes
A flat sheet of rubber or similar laid flat on it...

A flat sheet of rubber or similar laid flat on it might give you enough grip to do it but all the oil etc would need to be removed first.

An old trick is to tighten it a fraction and then try...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-22-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, To me it looks as though the knurling has...

Hi,

To me it looks as though the knurling has been machined off. Any competent engineer ought to be able to re-machine it but finding one with the right tools might be difficult these days. Perhaps...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-21-2019
Replies: 1,166
Views: 300,298
Posted By David Hughes
That's interesting as I often wonder why more...

That's interesting as I often wonder why more people (tourists from overseas mostly) confine themselves to London then York and/or Stratford-upon-Avon. They miss so much and pay dearly for it as...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-21-2019
Replies: 1,166
Views: 300,298
Posted By David Hughes
I nearly pointed to what the great philosophers...

I nearly pointed to what the great philosophers Flanders and Swann have pointed out in their song of patriotic prejudice but stopped myself in time as it is rude to just about everybody but still...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,728
Posted By David Hughes
It isn't; the person (yuk!) who is tired of...

It isn't; the person (yuk!) who is tired of photography is tired of life.



Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,152
Posted By David Hughes
True but how many tripods do they all...

True but how many tripods do they all want?


Regards, David - typing with my tongue firmly in my cheek.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,152
Posted By David Hughes
Most of us have all we need; more than we need in...

Most of us have all we need; more than we need in many cases. So why worry?


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,728
Posted By David Hughes
The problem with minimalism is that when I/you...

The problem with minimalism is that when I/you reveal that you take a decent, respectable P&S - film or digital - with you on your travels and not the latest from Leica, Sony etc you are looked down...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,728
Posted By David Hughes
The way I see it; I have decided that many of my...

The way I see it; I have decided that many of my cameras must retire and I have spent the last decade or so finding homes for them...


Regards, David
Forum: Travel 12-17-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,851
Posted By David Hughes
I hope this doesn't sound rude but at 72 I think...

I hope this doesn't sound rude but at 72 I think you'll know what will be a tricky shot and will be able to (say) bracket the shot or use (fill in) flash and so on.


So, I'll wish you Bon...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 6,155
Posted By David Hughes
It's easy to see why, thanks for the photo (and...

It's easy to see why, thanks for the photo (and the others).

Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,212
Posted By David Hughes
Keep and, perhaps, expand the Olympus...

Keep and, perhaps, expand the Olympus outfit.


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By David Hughes
I use an AGRIF too, it's one of the oldest tools...

I use an AGRIF too, it's one of the oldest tools in the box alongside a spanner for my bike by King Dick and - also pre-war - a Lindstrom pair of pliers.



Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-14-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,115
Posted By David Hughes
Yes, there's a lot to be said for the SLR's of...

Yes, there's a lot to be said for the SLR's of this world but perhaps I shouldn't mention that here. Best to wait and see if a version with the 3 cam R mount appears...



Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-14-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,533
Posted By David Hughes
These posts are rather unbalanced; where's the...

These posts are rather unbalanced; where's the "I've got a cool husband" ones? I guess they take it as read...


OTOH, perhaps "I've got a hot wife" would balance things up.


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
That and driving through floods. You can guess...

That and driving through floods. You can guess that by then I had ceased to worry about rust.

I mentioned the 2CV, our other Citroen was the ID 21 or 19; just can't remember which...

The more...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
I think "utter joy" is the best description of...

I think "utter joy" is the best description of Citroen motoring then; meaning a long, long time ago. My last was the GS1220 and that was scrapped once serious rust had got at it over the years.

I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
I don't know about the rest of you but ebay's car...

I don't know about the rest of you but ebay's car section has some superb photo's of very desirable cars in it but I can't afford any of them; especially the Citroen-Maserati I was looking at last...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
I forgot to mention that the engine used in the...

I forgot to mention that the engine used in the Vanguard above was used in the Triumph TR2, the TR3's and the TR4's, as well as in the Ferguson TE20 tractor...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 6,888
Posted By David Hughes
I find the watches are cheap but servicing and...

I find the watches are cheap but servicing and repairs ruin me. My second Omega (the Geneve Automatic) cost me about USD5 but services come in at about USD 180 to 200...

OTOH, the cheapo ones at one...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-09-2019
Replies: 1,016
Views: 194,967
Posted By David Hughes
^^^^ Love them! Thanks so much. Regards, David

^^^^ Love them! Thanks so much.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 6,888
Posted By David Hughes
A Novelty French Watch

This is by Beuchat of France:-

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-bVKzbqP/0/8146c6de/O/Beuchat%20Watch.jpg

My wife took a liking to it in a heap of bric-a-brac and so got it as a present....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By David Hughes
My Leica R5 had them and I've seen a lot for sale...

My Leica R5 had them and I've seen a lot for sale with them. So not only pre-war cameras...



Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, There's a lot of info about them all over...

Hi,

There's a lot of info about them all over the internet; here's a clue to the date of your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 9,210
Views: 915,425
Posted By David Hughes
Wot, no film bought?

Wot, no film bought?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 9,210
Views: 915,425
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks for the reference which I didn't pick up...

Thanks for the reference which I didn't pick up in a few searches. It gives me a better chance of finding a manual for it. If I get anything out of the old film I'll be back...

BTW, it vaguely...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, The first two digits of the serial number...

Hi,

The first two digits of the serial number being the year is not true for FEDs but is a KMZ thing; meaning Zenit and Zorki.

The serial number of yours suggests 1972 to me.

I'll wish you luck...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2019
Replies: 9,210
Views: 915,425
Posted By David Hughes
I saw this odd looking camera and wondered what...

I saw this odd looking camera and wondered what it was about; the best way forward was to buy it and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-04-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
IIRC this was based on something from the USA and...

IIRC this was based on something from the USA and appeared here in the early 50's.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-7tqMg26/0/6d583f3f/XL/Standard%20Vanguard-XL.jpg

The engine was a maid...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-04-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,543
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting question but you might just have well...

Interesting question but you might just have well asked if dentists dream about teeth for all the use the answers will be.


I asked my dentist, btw, and she shuddered at the thought but the answer...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,802
Posted By David Hughes
Two advantages of old fashioned designs; that's...

Two advantages of old fashioned designs; that's counting wooden framed aircraft as one of them...

Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-03-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, my take on that is that "less is more" to...

Hmmm, my take on that is that "less is more" to quote Ludwig (MvdR) an American...

I can see what you mean, however...

Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-03-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
I was tempted by it but mostly by the frame but...

I was tempted by it but mostly by the frame but I've too many photo's etc in frames and not enough wall...

So I left it there for someone else with a spare fiver to spend.

I was hoping to put a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,802
Posted By David Hughes
Q. How do Leicas break? A. Like any other...

Q. How do Leicas break?


A. Like any other camera; when you least expect them to...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-03-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
Advert for a 1958 Cadillac

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-KNt5zxs/0/8138cc82/X2/Cadillac%201958-X2.jpg

Just after seeing the '59 model (above) I saw a framed advert for the '58 version. It was in a shop behind heap...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-24-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By David Hughes
A lot of us swear by Oleg and no one has ever...

A lot of us swear by Oleg and no one has ever sworn at him to my knowledge. He's your best bet.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-24-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,696
Posted By David Hughes
You'll have to estimate the 35mm framing as the...

You'll have to estimate the 35mm framing as the CL frames are for 40, 50 and 90. The CLE's are for 28, 40 and 90mm. The CL VF can be used for 35mm by ignoring the frame lines but I've never tried it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,531
Posted By David Hughes
I see the M6 as the best long term Leica camera...

I see the M6 as the best long term Leica camera with a meter.

There are a lot of OM cameras a lot cheaper than the OM-4 and they are all good. In my part of the world the OM10 (even with the manual...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,531
Posted By David Hughes
Adjust the aperture first then release the focus...

Adjust the aperture first then release the focus lock and use the RF.


Regards, David


PS I think your plan is OK. Ask to see the letter from Leica saying that the sensor has been changed.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By David Hughes
With old cameras you have to laugh as the only...

With old cameras you have to laugh as the only alternatives are to cry or bang your head on a wall a few times; it's the second* thing you have to learn...


Anyway, I'll wish you luck with the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-22-2019
Replies: 636
Views: 162,644
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/The-Leica-M...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/The-Leica-Mini-and-Friends/i-GSDDPBf/0/151e825e/X2/5%20Cameras%2007-X2.jpg

The Minolta appears twice for comparison. And it shows one of the advantages of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-21-2019
Replies: 636
Views: 162,644
Posted By David Hughes
Not sure who rebadged what but there are a lot of...

Not sure who rebadged what but there are a lot of similar cameras with a wider variety of names on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 6,888
Posted By David Hughes
It's a name I remember but haven't seen around...

It's a name I remember but haven't seen around for ages, although I have one. I vaguely think they had a historic role years ago because they introduced something or the other that went...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 6,888
Posted By David Hughes
Where do firms like Avia fit into this? I have a...

Where do firms like Avia fit into this? I have a soft spot for them and a watch, of course.


I'm tempted, btw, to put our two joke watches here just to lower the tone or else give you all a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-17-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,600
Posted By David Hughes
If you are worried about the screw loosening etc...

If you are worried about the screw loosening etc then have a look at Loctite thread locker. A lot of people think it's a glue but it isn't. There's a data sheet...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-16-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,377
Posted By David Hughes
Yeah, that Barnack design of shutter (via FED and...

Yeah, that Barnack design of shutter (via FED and Zorki) was a classic and had a long production run from 1925 to 2004.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,080
Posted By David Hughes
If you already have cameras that take the sort of...

If you already have cameras that take the sort of images you like then why confuse the issue with another? Spend the money on film, paper etc.

Or resign yourself to the fact that you are a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By David Hughes
Trigger Voltage

The trigger voltage of the 285 is notoriously high. Over 250v from memory.


As I couldn't remember I searched and found this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-15-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 4,317
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-6CdtzHR/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-6CdtzHR/0/a02ab485/O/Tree%2001.jpg


This tree stood here for well over 400 years and then one day someone decided it had to go. The lane beside it is only...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By David Hughes
There's a Vivitar 2500 that covers 35, 50 & 85mm...

There's a Vivitar 2500 that covers 35, 50 & 85mm lenses by pulling the front forwards, plus 28mm with a clip on accessory that also diffuses or adds a catch light. Plus it bounces and works at...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-13-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,734
Posted By David Hughes
Well, um, I use all the speeds going and don't...

Well, um, I use all the speeds going and don't have problems but I'll cross my fingers next time.


As for printing, you need a lot of experience to print and that's the problem for newcomers. Add in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-13-2019
Replies: 233
Views: 17,788
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-4PM2vJ...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-4PM2vJ5/0/b03d3097/XL/Photo%2022-XL.jpg


My Contax Tix taken with the wife's Tix or, perhaps, vice versa. It's small and neat; the lens hood can be...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-13-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,734
Posted By David Hughes
And you'll need an exposure meter...

Well, I still think people need meters; especially if you are new to film and elderly cameras.

I managed without for years but I was using B&W film then and FP3 had a fairly wide latitude and I was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-11-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-PZsrwWR/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-PZsrwWR/0/bf5803d3/O/Scimitar.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-11-2019
Replies: 573
Views: 53,043
Posted By David Hughes
In a charity shop...

In a charity shop window...


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-GPH95rQ/0/e10b8e7e/XL/C%20Shop%20Sign-XL.jpg


And they did have a small box full of cameras but I wasn't tempted.


Regards,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-11-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,734
Posted By David Hughes
The real problem with pre-war Leica outfits is...

The real problem with pre-war Leica outfits is finding one of these in its case and getting it restored.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-TkzTrRs/0/d03c0311/L/Leicameter-L.jpg


My one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-11-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,490
Posted By David Hughes
KMZ made a Zenit that took Pentax "K" mount...

KMZ made a Zenit that took Pentax "K" mount lenses, didn't they? And, iirc, the last ones had DX contacts and Leica M6 style TTL metering. Can't remember what they call it though.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-11-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,734
Posted By David Hughes
You wanted some words of wisdom, so I'll start by...

You wanted some words of wisdom, so I'll start by saying that I have my doubts about any elderly RF for daily use: few will see that as words of wisdom.

As I see it, daily use means carrying the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-09-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
Well, I dunno about that... As for driving for...

Well, I dunno about that...

As for driving for fun; when we both had jobs and both needed cars we always had a large-ish sort of tourer (meaning comfortable with a decent boot) and a smaller one for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-09-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
FWIW, we were both staying at the same place and...

FWIW, we were both staying at the same place and the owner let me drive the thing; a 1960's classic. More recently several appeared in my road and, as you do, you chat to neighbours and learn these...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-08-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, A neighbour's father had one and spent 23k...

Hi,

A neighbour's father had one and spent 23k on it in two years. His opinion was that you've got to spend at least 30K to get going. I shall stick to the boring and/or reasonably exciting having...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-08-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
I've sworn to get one but it depends on a lottery...

I've sworn to get one but it depends on a lottery win... Perhaps a cheaper old Rolls might stop the yearning. I think the word for that Austin is gorgeous.

Regards, David


PS Or an Austin Champ;...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-08-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,692
Posted By David Hughes
Austin...

Austin Six


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-3Sm5P78/0/b847c50a/XL/Austin%20Six-XL.jpg


This was in the car park at a show or fair. Taken a long time ago with an Olympus E-10.


Regards,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 8,660
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I have often thought that lenses, especially...

Hi,

I have often thought that lenses, especially the collapsible ones, act like pistons. So sucking and blowing and eventually the dust builds up. My main worry being grit as I have seen what it can...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-07-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,016
Posted By David Hughes
What would be useful would be a sticky thread in...

What would be useful would be a sticky thread in which we posted what kind of circuitry was in each camera. Finding that information is going to be a problem...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 8,660
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, I guess that shows that they can take it...

Thanks, I guess that shows that they can take it but also that they need regular servicing. And, of course, it also shows why the bills are so high...


Thanks again, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2019
Replies: 9,210
Views: 915,425
Posted By David Hughes
My guess, and it's nothing more, is that no one...

My guess, and it's nothing more, is that no one was in when the delivery man came knocking at the door...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 8,660
Posted By David Hughes
There's no real, guaranteed 100% answer....

There's no real, guaranteed 100% answer. Collectors vary so much, cameras vary too and the net result could be anything.


FWIW, those black cameras with the brass worn and showing make me wonder...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,016
Posted By David Hughes
We need a sticky thread on which we can list all...

We need a sticky thread on which we can list all the myths; we could start by telling everyone that expensive cameras need servicing and that secondhand ones can be (very) dodgy.


Trouble is, too...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 865
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, The M2 might be a suitable alternative to...

Hi,


The M2 might be a suitable alternative to the M4 and cheaper but this (price) varies from country to country and day to day at times. There are also some bargain Leica lenses about like the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-31-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By David Hughes
Try www.jackthehat.co.uk/lens-hoods-c-38.html...

Try www.jackthehat.co.uk/lens-hoods-c-38.html (http://www.jackthehat.co.uk) they are bound to have something in stock that's ideal...


Regards, David


PS I'm just one of their happy customers; no...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-29-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,687
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, took me back 60 or 65 years when I went...

Thanks, took me back 60 or 65 years when I went to meet my dad one day at lunch time and he was cleaning one only it wasn't that one...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-28-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,572
Posted By David Hughes
I'm feeling hungry and thirsty just looking at...

I'm feeling hungry and thirsty just looking at these...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,342
Posted By David Hughes
When we go travelling to new places we both take...

When we go travelling to new places we both take the same camera as we need less spare batteries and chargers (meaning only one of each). And we have a back up both can use without mental...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,696
Posted By David Hughes
Problems focusing the Pentax could be a simple...

Problems focusing the Pentax could be a simple matter of adjusting the mirror, unless both the LX and MX do it. They do a nice 40mm lens for the Pentax which makes it very small and neat.

And two...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,696
Posted By David Hughes
Here's my tu'pence worth:- M6 and...

Here's my tu'pence worth:-

M6 and Summicron

Your original choice and I think the one you should go for but be warned that there are a lot of different Summicrons and there's the question of VF...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,696
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly, but I think he/she wants to know about...

Exactly, but I think he/she wants to know about blocking the VF and that's hard to answer until we know the model. It looks like some sort of M6, so can the M6 users take it from there?

The other...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,977
Posted By David Hughes
Leica CL bought secondhand with both 40 and 90mm...

Leica CL bought secondhand with both 40 and 90mm lenses when the new ones were still on sale, so a long, long time ago.


Regards, David
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-25-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,278
Posted By David Hughes
OTOH, who would even think of selling one of them...

OTOH, who would even think of selling one of them if it was working properly?


REgards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-25-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,711
Posted By David Hughes
Oh dear. That's a path I went down; thinking a...

Oh dear. That's a path I went down; thinking a good copy of a Leica II with a few minor mod's and a Zeiss Conax lens would be interesting led me to the Zorki(-1) an a Jupiter-8 and then an Industar...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-25-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,711
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Do take care, you've reached a point where...

Hi,


Do take care, you've reached a point where you know what they can do and so will be vulnerable...

It can attack in two ways, you'll either start looking for good ones in other versions like...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,356
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, it has a lot to do with how I use a camera....

Hmmm, it has a lot to do with how I use a camera. I saw a model II for sale at a price I could afford in the early 60's and 20 or 30 years later realised that its specification was what I used in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,513
Posted By David Hughes
I can understand him; I feel the same every time...

I can understand him; I feel the same every time Microsoft decide to change almost everything again...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,356
Posted By David Hughes
Surely the classic and best Barnack is the early...

Surely the classic and best Barnack is the early 30's model II ?

But I think this thread is about Barnack based and that's not quite the same, is it?


Regards David
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 6,888
Posted By David Hughes
My experience of Omegas based on several watches...

My experience of Omegas based on several watches and decades is that they get stolen and are expensive to replace, they are not as accurate as I'd expect and are expensive to service and when they...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By David Hughes
Ilford FP4 Plus, surely? Modern in other words....

Ilford FP4 Plus, surely? Modern in other words. You are very lucky, btw. I love those job lots of photo stuff, you never, ever know what you'll find.



Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-26-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,462
Posted By David Hughes
Just looked at one of my cheap, secondhand...

Just looked at one of my cheap, secondhand limited edition Leicas and the instructions in German show the menu screens are in English. That suggests you have to be bilingual to use them if only one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By David Hughes
Agfa CT 18, sighs and then sobs quietly...

Agfa CT 18, sighs and then sobs quietly...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-26-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,457
Posted By David Hughes
I had the same problem with the XD's only they...

I had the same problem with the XD's only they have a different model number here.

If you add every maker to the "every format or style" criteria you'll be able to keep a lot more...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-26-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,235
Posted By David Hughes
by "hack" I guess they mean"understand and...

by "hack" I guess they mean"understand and adjust" but I may be wrong; I'll ask my wife.

Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-25-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,462
Posted By David Hughes
And the other pita is buying one second hand and...

And the other pita is buying one second hand and finding someone else's name engraved on it...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,725
Posted By David Hughes
It's all those buttons, switches and the screen...

It's all those buttons, switches and the screen that complicate them. I can grab my film cameras quickly, wind on and be focussing easily. Grab a digital camera quickly and strange things can happen,...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-25-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,457
Posted By David Hughes
Starting to sell them off is easy but sooner or...

Starting to sell them off is easy but sooner or later you get to the last hundred or so and then the painful decisions crowd in.


Or you could buy a bigger house or flat.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,725
Posted By David Hughes
It's looking as though a lot of us have a lot of...

It's looking as though a lot of us have a lot of cameras for a lot of fun and a couple for serious photography.

In my case, roughly speaking, the film ones are fun and the digital are serious.

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,725
Posted By David Hughes
An interesting question but minimalist to me...

An interesting question but minimalist to me means not having a RF or SLR and only a simple small (meaning minimum weight) camera with a minimum of controls and a prime lens. During my film days that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,608
Posted By David Hughes
That price was a shock, I'll think twice before...

That price was a shock, I'll think twice before taking mine out of the house...


Regards, David
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