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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 931
Posted By megido
Malcolm Taylor will replace the lugs the correct...

Malcolm Taylor will replace the lugs the correct way. There is a chance of splitting the casing if the job is not done correctly.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 5,722
Posted By megido
I also think Peter has retired. However Malcolm...

I also think Peter has retired. However Malcolm Taylor has not. I spoke with him today.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-03-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By megido
Thank you for taking the time to look and...

Thank you for taking the time to look and comment. Which part isn't clear re the maquette? The difference between slideshow and video? As for print prices, they should be under the 'ordering prints'...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-03-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By megido
Brian, Thank you for taking the time to look and...

Brian, Thank you for taking the time to look and comment. I struggled to think of something worthwhile for an 'about' section as I have no CV to speak of. I included an interview in the articles...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-03-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By megido
New website opinions please

Fellow members, finally I have my first website up and running. Any comments re layout, resolution of images etc would be greatly appreciated. At some point I hope to install a cart system but for...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,351
Posted By megido
To the OP, Les Mclean has a very succinct...

To the OP, Les Mclean has a very succinct explanation including examples of test strips on his website.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,351
Posted By megido
This is also possible with the RH timer. One can...

This is also possible with the RH timer. One can program a sequence of exposures for each channel. Very handy!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,351
Posted By megido
The RH designs timer has a split grade function...

The RH designs timer has a split grade function ie: 2 seperate timers. Once each exposure has been decided on it also possible to see what the overall contrast is.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By megido
A 18x12cm print looks very elegant on 18x24cm...

A 18x12cm print looks very elegant on 18x24cm paper due to the equal borders. The print size retains the tones and details from a 35mm neg.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,700
Posted By megido
I totally agree. A great reliable camera. Meter...

I totally agree. A great reliable camera. Meter still accurate! It sees more use than my black plain prism F. The only downside is that the screens are not interchangeable. A black Ftn with an E...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,700
Posted By megido
The flash coupling can be de activated by a...

The flash coupling can be de activated by a catch/clip. It then focuses like any normal lens and the direction is the same as Leica. From infinity to around 15m the focusing seems like its not doing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,700
Posted By megido
Erik, I reccomend the 45 gn 2.8. Small, light and...

Erik, I reccomend the 45 gn 2.8. Small, light and it's a Tessar.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-09-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,391
Posted By megido
Looks like Inge Morath

Looks like Inge Morath
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-11-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,867
Posted By megido
Yes, this was my experience too. Peter and...

Yes, this was my experience too. Peter and Malcolm are excellent technicians and very generous with thier knowledge. Both have talked me through fixing small problems by telephone.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-11-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,867
Posted By megido
Malcolm is still accepting work. And yes, he is...

Malcolm is still accepting work. And yes, he is as enthusiastic as ever.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-11-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,867
Posted By megido
Erik, send your things to Malcolm Taylor.

Erik, send your things to Malcolm Taylor.
Forum: Nikon RF 05-09-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By megido
Good point. Didn't notice the rounded corners. In...

Good point. Didn't notice the rounded corners. In that case, what could it be? Lever wind, single vf/rf.....
Forum: Nikon RF 05-09-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By megido
HCB with S2?

https://youtu.be/ei45S87R2dk at 55 seconds.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-08-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,692
Posted By megido
Excellent! Thank you Erik

Excellent! Thank you Erik
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-03-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,692
Posted By megido
Hmmm, strange that Dr Fischer recomended Sil if...

Hmmm, strange that Dr Fischer recomended Sil if they only sell in quantity. Maybe as Sil are the distributor they can advise on stockists?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-03-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,692
Posted By megido
Dr Fischer confirmed that they only sell...

Dr Fischer confirmed that they only sell wholesale. They suggested contacting SIL [email protected] who are their distributor.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-03-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By megido
Well, I searched extensively but didn't come up...

Well, I searched extensively but didn't come up with much hence the post. I hope it will
be of use to future 50 1.4 owners. Will let you know how the Heliopan works out once arrived. Thank you to all...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-02-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,692
Posted By megido
I will do the same if I receive a reply.

I will do the same if I receive a reply.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-02-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By megido
The Heliopan looks perfect. Just ordered one....

The Heliopan looks perfect. Just ordered one. Thank you very much for the info!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-02-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,692
Posted By megido
Please let us know the answer from Fotoimpex. ...

Please let us know the answer from Fotoimpex. I'm looking to order a short 75w
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-02-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,692
Posted By megido
I'm waiting for a reply re accepting direct...

I'm waiting for a reply re accepting direct orders.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-02-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,692
Posted By megido
http://www.dr-fischer-group.com/en/

http://www.dr-fischer-group.com/en/
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-02-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,692
Posted By megido
I sent an email to Dr Fischer today and received...

I sent an email to Dr Fischer today and received a reply asking for more details re the bulb. I did explain the application, wattage and size but maybe a photo of the bulb above will be more...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-02-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,692
Posted By megido
This is great news. Thank you

This is great news. Thank you
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-01-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By megido
I thought not. This is a great help. Will report...

I thought not. This is a great help. Will report back soon! Thank you everyone.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-01-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By megido
Thank you Erik, I'm going to try this. Just one...

Thank you Erik, I'm going to try this. Just one thing, is this with or without a filter?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-01-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By megido
Authenticity is not a priority. Especially seeing...

Authenticity is not a priority. Especially seeing the prices of the original hoods! I've seen the Walz hood which seems more unobstrusive than some modern vented hoods. Screw in would be ideal.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-01-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By megido
[QUOTE So maybe it is better to buy a Chinese...

[QUOTE

So maybe it is better to buy a Chinese cylindric hood with a 43mm screw mount on eBay and ask your bike repairman to cut off a piece from the front.[/QUOTE]

This is a good idea Erik. Cutting...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-01-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By megido
Thank you Phil for reminding me of that option. I...

Thank you Phil for reminding me of that option. I would prefer a hood if at all possible. Anyone using a simple circular hood without vignetting?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-01-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By megido
Hood for 50 1.4 Nikon S2

Hi all
I'm very happy to have received my first ever Nikon rangefinder this week. I'm not sure what took me so long to acquire one.
I'm looking for an alternative to the original hood for the 50...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-01-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,692
Posted By megido
Did you find the Valoy unusable with the Philips...

Did you find the Valoy unusable with the Philips bulb due to uneven illumination?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-01-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,692
Posted By megido
Erik, just out of curiosity, which bulb do you...

Erik, just out of curiosity, which bulb do you use that gives even illumination with the Valoy?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-01-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,692
Posted By megido
Hilo, thank you for this very helpful info. This...

Hilo, thank you for this very helpful info. This explains the '2 spacer' query. The thin spacer being a standard part of the 1c and the 3mm being a part if the AN glass kit. I seem to be missing the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-30-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,692
Posted By megido
So the IIc will not move when changing filters?

So the IIc will not move when changing filters?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-30-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,692
Posted By megido
Thank you Erik, very helpful as always. Maybe...

Thank you Erik, very helpful as always. Maybe just one of the rings will be sufficient for my late 1c. I would consider using a Valoy as you do ie: putting filters in the lamp house but the 1c filter...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-30-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,692
Posted By megido
I have the last model with white base board and...

I have the last model with white base board and filter tray. Erik, do you have any price lists or info mentioning 2 spacers?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-30-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,692
Posted By megido
Thank you for your help. I have found someone...

Thank you for your help. I have found someone offering the said AN ring but with 2 not 1 spacer. Is this correct? I always thought the AN ring needed just one spacer to adjust for the difference in...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-26-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,692
Posted By megido
Focomat condenser question

I'm looking to replace the condenser in my 1c. I have found what looks like a clean example which has 'N' stamped on the barrel. I'm assuming this is to denote anti newton glass. Could anyone confirm...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-22-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By megido
Selling prints at Arles

I am thinking of finally making my first visit to Arles this year. I'm wondering what the etiquette/law is regarding selling some small prints in the street. Any advice or experience here most...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-29-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3,620
Posted By megido
Thank you Erik. Very helpful as usual!

Thank you Erik. Very helpful as usual!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-28-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3,620
Posted By megido
Erik, have you scanned any of your prints? I'm...

Erik, have you scanned any of your prints? I'm not familiar with the texture of this paper and am wondering how well it will scan.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-09-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By megido
I believe the reason for moving the diopter lever...

I believe the reason for moving the diopter lever was to avoid it being moved back to its '0' position when being stored in its case.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By megido
Elmar 50 3.5 M

Elmar 50 3.5 M
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By megido
I own the said lens and use it almost daily. It...

I own the said lens and use it almost daily. It is a good match for the Summaron 35 2.8 (if changing lenses mid roll) and certainly an improvement over the red scale ltm version.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-15-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By megido
As Erik advised, if you are printing around 8x10...

As Erik advised, if you are printing around 8x10 then 75w will give you usable exposure times.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-10-2018
Replies: 73
Views: 5,722
Posted By megido
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-10-2018
Replies: 73
Views: 5,722
Posted By megido
"They also have new frameline masks for M2 and...

"They also have new frameline masks for M2 and M3; my M2 received one"

Interesting, was there a marked improvement over the original? If so, in what respect?
Forum: Travel 12-28-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,590
Posted By megido
I'm in Andalucia, could well be a possibility!

I'm in Andalucia, could well be a possibility!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 5,000
Posted By megido
Interesting. I found that the Elmar 50 3.5 M also...

Interesting. I found that the Elmar 50 3.5 M also matches well.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,377
Posted By megido
If you can find yourself in an advantageous...

If you can find yourself in an advantageous position (ie: in front of the stage) i find that a wide angle wide open is also very useful for keeping most things in focus.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,377
Posted By megido
Delta 3200. Shoot @ 1600 process w/DDX @ 3200....

Delta 3200. Shoot @ 1600 process w/DDX @ 3200. Tamed highlights and excellent shadows.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-20-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By megido
That's exactly what I was wondering about. Thank...

That's exactly what I was wondering about. Thank you for the advice. May look into the Bergger papers soon too. Please let us know how they scan when you get a chance.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-20-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By megido
A timely post as I am thinking about the same...

A timely post as I am thinking about the same processes. I am leaning towards scanning wet prints. Is there much difference in how different paper surfaces and finishes scan? I currently wet print on...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-17-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,008
Posted By megido
I've just finished a four hour stint in my...

I've just finished a four hour stint in my darkroom. I still enjoy the peace and creativity. For me, looking at a computer screen just doesn't compare.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-13-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By megido
Question for Focomat 1c users

I've been looking for the Leitz 16x20 wooden
base easel for some time, and now having found a possible lead on one I've noticed that the baseboard is thicker than the standard 1 inch that the auto...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-09-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By megido
Thank you for the link. They seem to be in stock...

Thank you for the link.

They seem to be in stock in US but not EU.....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-09-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By megido
I believe the parts should be available as they...

I believe the parts should be available as they are identical to the lugs used on the MP etc.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-09-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By megido
Thank you, yes of course but somewhere in Europe...

Thank you, yes of course but somewhere in Europe would be more convenient if possible. Is there an official list of authorised repairers?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-09-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By megido
Difficulty buying replacement M strap lugs

After enquiring with the London Leica store re purchasing replacement strap lugs for an M3, I was informed that Leica will only supply these to authorised repairers of which there are none in the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-29-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By megido
Chris, does this look similar to what you were...

Chris, does this look similar to what you were experiencing?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-29-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By megido
Film gate is flat black. I could always burn in...

Film gate is flat black. I could always burn in or enlarge past it but I would prefer to know what the cause is.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-29-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By megido
I've never had much luck posting images here. I...

I've never had much luck posting images here. I copy and paste the url from Flickr and get 'invalid file' when trying to upload here, even though the url is...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-28-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By megido
The camera is a Nikkormat ftn. I don't have...

The camera is a Nikkormat ftn. I don't have access to a scanner. A phone shot should show up the problem relatively well.
Thank you
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-28-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By megido
Uneven development or in camera reflections?

Hello all
I'm getting some increased density on the very edges of my negs (longest sides only). The extra density does not encroach into the film rebate. It is uniform in as far as it presents itself...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,183
Posted By megido
I also find that it much easier to see if i moved...

I also find that it much easier to see if i moved the camera during exopsure with an continuous view.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-13-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,532
Posted By megido
The Rondinax tank accepts 200ml only, hence the...

The Rondinax tank accepts 200ml only, hence the 4ml dilution. I suppose I could add 5ml making the dilution 1:40 but I don't see any uneven development with 4.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-13-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,532
Posted By megido
I used regular tap water for the whole process...

I used regular tap water for the whole process (including chemicals) except for the last rinse with distilled water. No streaks. Do you think the spots could be impurities in the water during...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,183
Posted By megido
Well, I've just seen the results of my recent...

Well, I've just seen the results of my recent test roll and I'm happy to say that everything is a lot sharper thanks to all your generous advice. I was able to achieve acceptable sharpness at 1/30...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-13-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,532
Posted By megido
So, I developed the first roll in the Rondinax....

So, I developed the first roll in the Rondinax. Rodinal 1:50 200ml. The negs seemed to come out reasonably well. Maybe a little on the thin side in comparison to the negs that have been perfectly...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,183
Posted By megido
Not a blur as such, just obviously not as in...

Not a blur as such, just obviously not as in focus as it could be.
Thank you
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,183
Posted By megido
Hahaha! Yes, half tripod half hand held is what...

Hahaha!
Yes, half tripod half hand held is what i was planning. I think I may be moving/flinching in anticipation of the (flipping) mirror. ;-)l
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,183
Posted By megido
I think after all this generous advice the best...

I think after all this generous advice the best thing to do is shoot another roll and check the results.
Thank you all for your time and advice. Very much appreciated. Will report back.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,183
Posted By megido
Thank you very much for the encouraging words!

Thank you very much for the encouraging words!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,183
Posted By megido
Do you think the mirror could that much out of...

Do you think the mirror could that much out of alignment to have an effect at f8 and its corresponding depth of field?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,183
Posted By megido
Yes, thats very helpful advice. To be honest, I...

Yes, thats very helpful advice. To be honest, I haven't paid much attention to readjusting my normal posture. I do however think that my elbows are generally braced close to my body but I could be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,183
Posted By megido
Shutter speeds no lower than 1/60. 1/250 on...

Shutter speeds no lower than 1/60. 1/250 on average. Age 42 and in relatively good shape!
The point about viewing the contacts is a very good idea. I hadn't considered that but i've seen various...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,183
Posted By megido
I am generally a 50mm user in both formats and...

I am generally a 50mm user in both formats and normally shooting around f4-8 which points to my technique more than anything I fear:
I am also thinking the added weight of the Nikkormat could also be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,183
Posted By megido
I'm also wondering whether the effectiveness of...

I'm also wondering whether the effectiveness of the old but usable mirror foam may also play a part too.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,183
Posted By megido
I don't think this is a case of mis focus as some...

I don't think this is a case of mis focus as some shots were taken at f8/11 so any misalignment of the mirror would I presume, be negligible. It may be a question of ergonomics and getting used to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,183
Posted By megido
Moving from RF to SLR first impressions

Hello all
After being a RF user (Leica m3/2) for many years, I recently decided to try using an SLR (Nikkormat) for more accurate framing, longer lenses etc.
My first contact sheets show quite...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 09-05-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,050
Posted By megido
I saw the same exhibition. The quality of the...

I saw the same exhibition. The quality of the prints were outstanding!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-03-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 2,795
Posted By megido
Not sure about the Nikkors but the collapsible...

Not sure about the Nikkors but the collapsible Summicron will partially block the finder if thats a concern for you. The 3.5 50 Elmar will not.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-01-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,039
Posted By megido
The uncoated Elmar looks great with contrasty...

The uncoated Elmar looks great with contrasty film like Pan F too.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-30-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,532
Posted By megido
So total amount equalling 260ml correct? The...

So total amount equalling 260ml correct?
The Rondinax works on the principle that the film is never fully immersed. I'm sure an extra 60ml won't make much difference. It just means that more of the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-29-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,532
Posted By megido
4ml of Rodinal sufficient?

I'm just about to use a Rondinax tank for the first time. The tank only requires 200ml so a 1:50 solution will only give me 4ml of Rodinal. Is this enough to work sufficiently? Agfa states 5ml...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-24-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,171
Posted By megido
Anyone? Also examples of the 55 2.8 would be most...

Anyone? Also examples of the 55 2.8 would be most welcome. Thank you
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-24-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,171
Posted By megido
A Nikkor 50 without distortion?

Following on from my recent post regarding the barrel distortion of the Nikkor 50 f2, i'm now looking for a distortion free 50 for my F. Any suggestions much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By megido
Chinagraph pencil?

Chinagraph pencil?
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-02-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By megido
Erik, I forgot to ask, do you see distortion at...

Erik, I forgot to ask, do you see distortion at most apertures?
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-02-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By megido
Thanks Erik as always. Quite unflattering for...

Thanks Erik as always. Quite unflattering for portraits! Whereas the collapsible summicron has always looked totally free of distortion to my eye.
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-02-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By megido
Nikkor Hc 50 f2 barrel distortion

I recently shot a portrait session with the said lens wide open and close up on a F body. While assesing the contacts, I noticed some quite obvious barrel distortion. (I usually use the Nikkor...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-04-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By megido
After much thought, I think this may be a job for...

After much thought, I think this may be a job for a technician. I'm loathe to use force to unscrew the filter which as mentioned could well damage the lens threads and breaking the filter could...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-02-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By megido
Thank you very much for your help. Yes, the...

Thank you very much for your help.
Yes, the filter is tilted and looks like it has jumped a thread on one side. I'm going to take great care in any case as I don't want to damage the thread on the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-02-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By megido
Cross threaded filter from impact damage

Today I dropped my M3 and Summicron w/uv filter and screw in hood. The lens hit the ground face on and the filter crossed threaded itself with the impact. I've tried removing the filter by placing...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-28-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,981
Posted By megido
No offence taken whatsoever. Well, the client has...

No offence taken whatsoever.
Well, the client has decided on a different location (in daylight) which makes my job easier even though I was looking forward to the challenge.
I hope this thread will...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-22-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,981
Posted By megido
This is very helpful advice. Thank you!

This is very helpful advice. Thank you!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-22-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,981
Posted By megido
I certainly have no desire to copy or attempt to...

I certainly have no desire to copy or attempt to copy that work. It was just a reference as the lighting conditions will be similar and coincidentally I will be in Spain. Thankfully, i'm being...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-22-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,981
Posted By megido
Not doubting Sevo at all and a 4x5 could well...

Not doubting Sevo at all and a 4x5 could well have been used but I do recall an interview with Smith stating he used a Leica with a 35mm almost exlusively in Spain, if my memory seves me well!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-22-2017
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Views: 2,981
Posted By megido
I seem to recall that he was using only a Leica...

I seem to recall that he was using only a Leica and 35mm in Spain.. The other photos in the series certainly look like 35mm. I'll try to re find the quote.
I was lucky enough to see most of the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-22-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,981
Posted By megido
I will certainly be doing tests. A softbox may be...

I will certainly be doing tests. A softbox may be out of the question as there may be no local electricity!
Will report back.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-22-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,981
Posted By megido
I will be visiting the location tomorrow to...

I will be visiting the location tomorrow to measure the light etc. Will report back. Thank you all so far.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-21-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,981
Posted By megido
Yes, that's exactly the image I was referring to....

Yes, that's exactly the image I was referring to. I have no previous expereince using artificial light but I think given the location and that I will be using a 24mm 2.8 lens (and pushed 400 film)...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-21-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,981
Posted By megido
Eugene Smith Spanish wake technique

Hi all
I have a commision for a photo shoot in Spain which will be in very low light. The location remided me of Eugene Smith famous photo of the wake in Extramadura. I've read several references to...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-07-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By megido
Not a gear obsessive by any stretch of the...

Not a gear obsessive by any stretch of the imagination. I was just struck by the quality of this pariticular print.
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-07-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By megido
I only thought 'sonnar' knowing that its oof look...

I only thought 'sonnar' knowing that its oof look is quite distinctive. What impressed me was the ability to retain some real 'clarity' to what had been thrown out of focus. A look that struck me...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-07-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By megido
Louis Faurer print. Sonnar?

My local museum is currently showing the work of Louis Faurer. One particular photo caught my eye, primarily for its OOF quality. The attachment doesn't do the print justice.
The image in question is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-05-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,147
Posted By megido
Supposedly, the film was inspired by a Sergio...

Supposedly, the film was inspired by a Sergio Larrain photo, but I was never able to find much detail regarding the full story.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-04-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 2,324
Posted By megido
Sin duda! I built a darkroom in Andalucia. All...

Sin duda! I built a darkroom in Andalucia. All night printing when the temperature is bearable! Plus you have Fotocasion in Madrid for the paper supplies. They sometimes have very good deals on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-01-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,604
Posted By megido
Interesting Erik, would you care to expand?

Interesting Erik, would you care to expand?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-25-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 19,655
Posted By megido
Leica IIIa Elmar 50 3.5

Leica IIIa Elmar 50 3.5
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-25-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 6,246
Posted By megido
Yes, certainly rude and unnecessary. As someone...

Yes, certainly rude and unnecessary. As someone who is thinking about LF in the distant future, the generous info and experience from all involved was very useful. I wonder what the mentality is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-15-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
I'm becoming more inclined to return as you...

I'm becoming more inclined to return as you suggest.

Thank you everyone for your insights and help.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-15-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
Hence, 'if' you are referring to the photo. Thank...

Hence, 'if' you are referring to the photo. Thank you for the clarification. The spots in the viewfiinder must be coming from the mirror as they remain when I swap out both the screen and the prism....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
Not wanting to derail the thread, but after...

Not wanting to derail the thread, but after 'share' there's 'copy link'. When I copy and paste the URL onto the message, only the link appears but not the photo. The link directs back to my flickr...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
It was described as optically and mechanically...

It was described as optically and mechanically perfect.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
If you are referring to the photo, it's not dust,...

If you are referring to the photo, it's not dust, at least not at the edge of the mirror.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
Yes, I am slowly veering in this direction.

Yes, I am slowly veering in this direction.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 21,466
Posted By megido
M3 Summicron collapsible

M3 Summicron collapsible
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-12-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
Ok, I didn't see the 'share' option but managed...

Ok, I didn't see the 'share' option but managed to upload as a thumbnail. You should be able to see the damage on the edge of the mirror. Hope thats evident.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 21,466
Posted By megido
M3 Summicron 50 collapsible.

M3 Summicron 50 collapsible.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-12-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
I am realistic about age related issues if I am...

I am realistic about age related issues if I am made aware of them before hand. The camera in question is black with plain prism. I paid more than the equivalent of $200. It has a dent in the prism...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-12-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
Yes, that would be most helpful and informative....

Yes, that would be most helpful and informative. Thank you,
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-12-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
I just did and yes, the spots are coming from the...

I just did and yes, the spots are coming from the edge of the mirror. I'm not too bothered unless it gets rapidly worse. However, I think the seller was a little over generous with their description....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-12-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
Yes, i have tried that. See earlier post ;-)

Yes, i have tried that. See earlier post ;-)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-12-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
So...i changed out the screen and the prism yet...

So...i changed out the screen and the prism yet the black spots still remain. At this point i'm curious rather than anxious! Any ideas where these spots could be situated?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-12-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
Apologies for missing your post. Yes, I have...

Apologies for missing your post. Yes, I have flickr.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-11-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
This sounds exactly what my door is doing.. I'm...

This sounds exactly what my door is doing.. I'm going to take a closer look. How did you fix the problem?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-11-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
The back doesn't look damaged at all, could there...

The back doesn't look damaged at all, could there be an easy fix such as tightening the latch for example?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-10-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
The only other potential problem is that the back...

The only other potential problem is that the back door seems a little loose. It makes a soft clicking noise when handled in situ. A loose latch maybe? The door itself doesn't look warped to the eye.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-10-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
I removed the prism and it certainly looks clear....

I removed the prism and it certainly looks clear. So it must be the screen, which I intend to change anyway. Thank you for your help.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-10-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
Huss I have tried to post photos in the past with...

Huss
I have tried to post photos in the past with no joy. I've made many enquiries on how to do but still no joy for this luddite.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-10-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
Focusing screen type A

Focusing screen type A
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-10-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By megido
Nikon F desilvering prism. What to look for

I have just received my first F. On looking through the plain prism viewfinder I noticed a series of curved lines somewhat resembling grooves on a record. They appear in the top and bottom left...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By megido
I'll be using an original Tiltall. Out of...

I'll be using an original Tiltall. Out of interest, what's the black card trick exactly?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By megido
No problem Roger.

No problem Roger.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By megido
I aim to print 12x16 maximum. I normally hand...

I aim to print 12x16 maximum. I normally hand hold rangefinders (printing no larger than 8x10) The project in question requires a SLR and tripod. At what print sixe would you say mirror up would...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By megido
I would have entertained a Nikkormat had it no...

I would have entertained a Nikkormat had it no been for the non exchangable screen.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By megido
Roger, thank you for your comments. However, the...

Roger, thank you for your comments. However, the question is really a precurser to deciding on a F or F2 as I don't own either. If there is no discernable difference in sharpness between mirror up...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By megido
Hmmm, I wonder if that means there would be a...

Hmmm, I wonder if that means there would be a perceivable difference in 'normal' (non microscopic) conditions too.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By megido
Yes, i'm aware of the double exposure proceedure....

Yes, i'm aware of the double exposure proceedure. I think though, I would only use that method as a last resort. As you say, it's a little tedious, especially if not really necessary.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By megido
I'll be using a 105mm at most and an original...

I'll be using a 105mm at most and an original Tiltall.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By megido
Mirror up or not?

Hi
Is there really that much perceivable difference in sharpness when using mirror up?
I'm thinking of buying a Nikon F but would rather not lose a frame. If there is a worthwhile difference then...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-26-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By megido
Thank you. Not particulary worried. Just curious....

Thank you. Not particulary worried. Just curious. Anyone here also have both versions?p
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-26-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By megido
Schneider vs Leitz focotar question

I've just found a Schneider Focotar for my 1c and noticed that the autofocus needs adjustment from that of the Focotar 2.
Are these lenses different in actual focal length to cause such a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-23-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,112
Posted By megido
Fascinating. Thank you.

Fascinating. Thank you.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-22-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,333
Posted By megido
There should be a screw terminal near the bottom...

There should be a screw terminal near the bottom of the column for the earth cable.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By megido
Well, I opened the can to find the the remainder...

Well, I opened the can to find the the remainder of the film intact to the tape. The last 4 sprockets were ripped but the break itself was an almost perfect diagonal cut. Strange no?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By megido
I should have mentioned this was a factory roll...

I should have mentioned this was a factory roll of Tri-x. I never force, just advance until I feel resistance which for me is normally around frame 37. To be honest, I didn't even feel the film let...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By megido
Film ripping out of canister

I've just finished a roll and at the last frame the film ripped out of the canister while advancing. Is this a fault with the camera (nikkormat ftn) or that particular roll? It certainly hasn't...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By megido
Got it! The ring took a little coaxing to thread...

Got it! The ring took a little coaxing to thread back but eventually worked. Thank you Joe.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By megido
I see, so how does one go about tightening the...

I see, so how does one go about tightening the threaded ring? It didn't seem thread but just rotated roughly 10 degrees each way before I tightened up the grub screw.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By megido
Thank you everyone for your help. I was initially...

Thank you everyone for your help. I was initially a little concerned because the front ring was loose and I thought it may have been put back together incorrectly after cleaning or some other type of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By megido
The markings only go to 2. It's pre ai with the...

The markings only go to 2. It's pre ai with the scalloped focus ring.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By megido
Thank you Sevo. I ask because my 24 2.8 NC hits...

Thank you Sevo.
I ask because my 24 2.8 NC hits the end stop at minimum focus as indicated on the barrel. If there are any 50 f2 owners who have thier lens to hand. Please advise.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By megido
Nikkor hc 50 f2 focus scale

I have just received a HC 50 f2 #2244096 and noticed that the end stop for closest focus is quite a way (nearly 15mm) past the 2ft marking on the barrel. At the other end of the scale the end stop...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By megido
Interesting information as always Erik. I...

Interesting information as always Erik. I remember my original 1965 M3 negatives were too big to print with borders. I''m going to check the negatives from my current M3 (also over 1 million serial...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By megido
Yes, it's rather curious. Negs from my M2 print...

Yes, it's rather curious. Negs from my M2 print black borders with no problem whereas my iii doesn't and so on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By megido
Yes, thats true but the widest I go is 35mm.

Yes, thats true but the widest I go is 35mm.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By megido
Film gates and focomat neg carriers

I've recently noticed that I can print full frame with black borders using a standard (not filed out) carrier and other times not. Would this be related to the size of film gate on various M and LTM...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By megido
Thank you all. I will purchase a L1A or L37...

Thank you all. I will purchase a L1A or L37 filter and report back.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By megido
Certainly. # 383881

Certainly. # 383881
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By megido
Excellent, thank you for your help.

Excellent, thank you for your help.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By megido
Thank you very much. It seems I need a La1 or...

Thank you very much. It seems I need a La1 or similar then as my filter is 5mm without the thread.
Just to confirm, have you been using the Hn-1 hood with the La1?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By megido
Is that a 5mm deep ring on the L1A?

Is that a 5mm deep ring on the L1A?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By megido
Yes, mine is also a late NC with scalloped focus...

Yes, mine is also a late NC with scalloped focus ring. I''m currently using it without the hood as a test.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By megido
This should negate the problem. Do you have the...

This should negate the problem. Do you have the model number?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By megido
That's what I thought. It just happened to come...

That's what I thought. It just happened to come attached with the lens. I'll try a thinner one. Any ideas on thread pitch?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By megido
My environment is not conducive to having no...

My environment is not conducive to having no filter and the front element is quite exposed without. Will try to find a thinner example. Any one know the correct pitch of the threads?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By megido
Ha! I was referring to the ring not the glass.

Ha! I was referring to the ring not the glass.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By megido
Vignetting nikkor 24 2.8

I'm experiencing strong vignetting from f8 down with an original 24mm 2.8 lens. I'm using a standard (jessops) 5mm thick filter and dedicated HN-1 hood. I'm wondering if the Nikon L37 filter will...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By megido
Thank you very much. Just sent an email.

Thank you very much. Just sent an email.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By megido
Nikkormat tech in UK?

Can anyone recommend a UK based tech to service a Nikkormat ftn? I initially thought of Sover Wong but he doesn't accept them.
Thank you
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-07-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,672
Posted By megido
Have you tried Kienzle in Germany? They...

Have you tried Kienzle in Germany? They manufacture many parts for the 1C.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,670
Posted By megido
Interesting to see that tab modification.

Interesting to see that tab modification.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-14-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,785
Posted By megido
I have a late grey version with white base.

I have a late grey version with white base.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-14-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,785
Posted By megido
Yes, I'm positive the scale was permanently...

Yes, I'm positive the scale was permanently illuminated. So, it looks like it has corrected itself to how it was designed to work. Ie: only illuminates when the enlarger bulb is on. I think I will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-13-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 2,861
Posted By megido
As Erik said, the iiig is smaller and lighter,...

As Erik said, the iiig is smaller and lighter, but I could not live with the finder blockage from any 50mm larger than the Elmar 3.5. Otherwise I would have kept it.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-29-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By megido
Yes, I guess I could make more than one test...

Yes, I guess I could make more than one test strip in smaller trays to adjudicate exposure in the most critical areas.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-29-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By megido
I tried this method but found that moving the...

I tried this method but found that moving the (fibre) paper between trays was precarious to say the least.
I'm also looking to fix twice and tone so the tray count would become rather high.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-29-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By megido
Single tray processing and test strips.

Due to lack of space and the need to print larger than usual I'm thinking about the possibilities of single tray processing for 12x16 up.
However, it seems like a laborious way to process test...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-26-2016
Replies: 203
Views: 65,177
Posted By megido
Thanks! I'm going to give it a go later.

Thanks! I'm going to give it a go later.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-25-2016
Replies: 203
Views: 65,177
Posted By megido
I'm having the same problem. I copy the Flickr...

I'm having the same problem. I copy the Flickr url and still get 'invalid file'
Am i missing something?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-25-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,785
Posted By megido
Focomat 1 magnification scale

Hi all
The illuminated magnification scale on my Focomat 1c has developed a fault.
Prior to the fault, the scale was constantly illuminated. Now it only illuminates when the bulb is turned on.
Is...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-14-2016
Replies: 203
Views: 65,177
Posted By megido
Still unable to post photos here via flickr. I...

Still unable to post photos here via flickr. I cut and paste the image into the URL window and attempt to upload but get 'invalid file'.
Am I missing something?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-09-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By megido
Do you mean file the very bottom part of the pins...

Do you mean file the very bottom part of the pins where they meet the edge of the neg?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-09-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By megido
The condenser does move a little from front to...

The condenser does move a little from front to back but not significantly from what you describe.
I'm using a Focomat 2.
The negative doesn't seem to be able to be centred. There's always a border at...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-09-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By megido
Thank you for your help so far. The condenser is...

Thank you for your help so far. The condenser is actually fitted with the AN accessory and the spacer. I'm presuming there should be no play in that whole assembly. Correct?
The projected frame is...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-09-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By megido
2 Focomat questions

I've just taken possession of a late 1c with filter drawer.
First problem i've encountered is getting the door to sit flush with the lamp housing. I am engaging the locking 'notch' but one side of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-06-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By megido
I had a similar problem. Cause - dry curtains....

I had a similar problem. Cause - dry curtains. Just a thought.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-05-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 12,030
Posted By megido
http://fotografiamagazine.com/letter-by-sergio-lar...

http://fotografiamagazine.com/letter-by-sergio-larrain-to-his-nephew/
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-11-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 5,583
Posted By megido
Never sell!

Never sell!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 576
Posted By megido
Help forum

Anyone know what happened to the Help forum?
It seems to have disappeared.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-15-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 6,206
Posted By megido
Very cool! Thank you.

Very cool!
Thank you.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-15-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 6,206
Posted By megido
You are welcome A black SBOOI! Please share...

You are welcome
A black SBOOI! Please share pictures if can.
I too find the VIOOH a little cumbersome but very accurate and useful when I don't need to see whats coming in and out of the frame.
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