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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By Dralowid
Just remember that the components of this lens...

Just remember that the components of this lens may well have been undisturbed for the best part of eighty years.

It would be optimistic to assume that it will simply unscrew without effort, but...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 692
Posted By Dralowid
A SBOOI will now cost as much as a useable lens...

A SBOOI will now cost as much as a useable lens...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Dralowid
Peak Imaging are not cheap but very good.

Peak Imaging are not cheap but very good.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 3,190
Posted By Dralowid
I'm surprised this number isn't even bigger, 8mm...

I'm surprised this number isn't even bigger, 8mm was at a very low level.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,977
Views: 301,333
Posted By Dralowid
Anyone got a picture of a Cord L29? preferably a...

Anyone got a picture of a Cord L29? preferably a saloon/sedan?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Dralowid
I have conversions of II and III with and without...

I have conversions of II and III with and without sync and have never had problems with either. However I think my favourite is a prewar conversion of an early black I to IIIa. It is very, very...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Dralowid
I too would like to know if possible, Thanks

I too would like to know if possible,

Thanks
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,294
Posted By Dralowid
Looking at it from the 'green' angle it should...

Looking at it from the 'green' angle it should have a small climber growing over it, perhaps an evergreen, rooted in a little pouch on the front that will only require occasional watering. This might...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Dralowid
If the flash plug is on the back next to the...

If the flash plug is on the back next to the finder window and the speed dial looks like a IIIf dial with the flash value numbers around the outside then it is most likely to be a factory conversion....
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,194
Views: 910,574
Posted By Dralowid
Don't keep it long term in its airtight case, it...

Don't keep it long term in its airtight case, it can do nasty things to the covering which goes all sort of sticky...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Dralowid
Go to the Leica LTM part of the site and read...

Go to the Leica LTM part of the site and read through the 'Conversions' section. You will find plenty about these cameras.

It sounds like you have a II syn which is normal factory conversion of an...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,399
Views: 73,580
Posted By Dralowid
I look forward to the LTM version. Will I have to...

I look forward to the LTM version. Will I have to wait long?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,735
Posted By Dralowid
...and I tried to sell some old R stuff,...

...and I tried to sell some old R stuff, including SLMOT and motor (which are quite rare) 21mm SA R etc etc.

I set my ambitions were quite low but still I failed!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,735
Posted By Dralowid
There is a certain sort of pointlessness about...

There is a certain sort of pointlessness about all this but at the same time a weird fascination...

A Leica III in 1935 cost around £35 (from memory) Apparently this would now be £2,458

If you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,735
Posted By Dralowid
£1127 in 2000 for a new chrome M6TTL from Classic...

£1127 in 2000 for a new chrome M6TTL from Classic Camera. Apparently £1900 now. Got a way to go...but I still use it.

The late chrome 50mm Summicron and chrome 90mm Elmarit (way too heavy) are long...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By Dralowid
In the UK: http://europhotoservices.co.uk/

In the UK: http://europhotoservices.co.uk/
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,148
Views: 607,068
Posted By Dralowid
Never noticed this, I will check what I have. I...

Never noticed this, I will check what I have.

I assume this only applies to lenses marked in metres? Yes surely it must do, I cannot see them making lenses marked in feet during the war. Never...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,148
Views: 607,068
Posted By Dralowid
Excellent Erik, I was rather hoping you...

Excellent Erik, I was rather hoping you were!

Michael
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,977
Views: 301,333
Posted By Dralowid
David, Do you mean the Slough built Bijou?

David, Do you mean the Slough built Bijou?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 709
Posted By Dralowid
I had, and enjoyed the GR1 but always wondered...

I had, and enjoyed the GR1 but always wondered about the cheaper R1s, which from memory, had a 30mm lens and a 20 something mm panoramic setting. I wonder if it has stood the test of time?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,611
Posted By Dralowid
Love it, it gives you bubbles in the blood. I...

Love it, it gives you bubbles in the blood. I used to come over to NY almost monthly and the all night lifestyle suited my jet lag well.

When I first came I brought a bag of gear, as I got used to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,235
Posted By Dralowid
As a Brit I used to love US radio comedy. Who did...

As a Brit I used to love US radio comedy. Who did the Chariot Salesman sketch?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,977
Views: 301,333
Posted By Dralowid
Let us rise up above the...

Let us rise up above the mundane...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49272808796_bbcd84c161_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i552q9)IMG_0151 (https://flic.kr/p/2i552q9) by dralowid...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,235
Posted By Dralowid
Apols, should have checked elsewhere before I...

Apols, should have checked elsewhere before I posted, £135 for an ABLON is not as bonkers it might seem...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,235
Posted By Dralowid
Hats off to Russell, if he can get £135 for an...

Hats off to Russell, if he can get £135 for an ABLON (not ALBION) I am in awe.

https://www.soperfectimages.co.uk/camerasforsale/leica/leica-leitz-albion-35mm-film-leader-trimmer-template/

Having...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,235
Posted By Dralowid
You actually have a real bricks and mortar camera...

You actually have a real bricks and mortar camera shop? In the UK? I am stunned...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 942
Posted By Dralowid
Someone who shall be nameless approached this...

Someone who shall be nameless approached this problem differently. When all else failed they put the camera in a very well padded vice and tapped the infinity lock catch bit on the flange quite...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-22-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By Dralowid
I've seen this before on another Elmar and could...

I've seen this before on another Elmar and could never come up with a plausible explanation then...unless it was for use on a specific bit of scientific kit that required the diameter to be a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-22-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 2,726
Posted By Dralowid
Agreed, by and large they simply retire or pass...

Agreed, by and large they simply retire or pass away.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-18-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,266
Posted By Dralowid
Ducati made a great camera...as well as diesel...

Ducati made a great camera...as well as diesel engines and a few bikes that are appreciated by some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,264
Posted By Dralowid
Nothing I enjoy more than something a bit obscure...

Nothing I enjoy more than something a bit obscure or obtuse.

I have a curious hankering for the R's digital back despite a complete lack of knowledge about the device...which makes me ideally...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,264
Posted By Dralowid
And if the equipment is currently 'unfashionable'...

And if the equipment is currently 'unfashionable' you hear nothing on the internet.

For example I have yet to hear anyone have anything good (or bad) to say about the handling of the SL/SL2 with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-15-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By Dralowid
Yes, I reckon it is Viso I, Ploot was never m...

Yes, I reckon it is Viso I, Ploot was never m mount. Having said that there are various 'scientific' or 'specialist' versions to confuse the issue.

I reckon it would be cheaper to find another that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,264
Posted By Dralowid
These days the choice between SL and SL2 should...

These days the choice between SL and SL2 should primarily be driven by condition rather than extra features. The same could be said for a lot of older devices.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,264
Posted By Dralowid
Keep the SL. It is more or less worthless but...

Keep the SL. It is more or less worthless but there is nothing quite like it so no reason to get rid. I still have a SL MOT. It is a wonderful lump of little value.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-07-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 2,726
Posted By Dralowid
Reading all this who on earth would actually want...

Reading all this who on earth would actually want to be camera repair person?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,736
Posted By Dralowid
The SL film advance is indeed a great thing,...

The SL film advance is indeed a great thing, don't forget that it also offers intermediate shutter speeds betwixt those marked.

It was a USAF jet.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,736
Posted By Dralowid
Someone please repeat the detail of the legend of...

Someone please repeat the detail of the legend of the 'proper' SL that fell out of a jet, lay in the desert for months and was returned to Leitz for repair.

I don't know how much of my memory is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-29-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Dralowid
Ed Trotska is the man for older Contax II etc but...

Ed Trotska is the man for older Contax II etc but I don't know if he handles this new fangled 'lectric stuff?

[email protected]
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-16-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,266
Posted By Dralowid
Although something of a success on the rallying...

Although something of a success on the rallying circuit things like the Estelle had a poor reputation in the UK at least. They were cheap but generally unreliable though in their defence many did not...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-16-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,266
Posted By Dralowid
I just cannot reconcile Zenit with Leica. OK so...

I just cannot reconcile Zenit with Leica. OK so VW managed to rebuild Skoda's reputation but Zenit????
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-14-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,854
Posted By Dralowid
I have a cupboard full of movie cameras and yes,...

I have a cupboard full of movie cameras and yes, you would find processing and film costs high. Most labs offer frame by frame scanning too. The cameras, on the other hand, are mostly very, very...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,591
Posted By Dralowid
Ha! The elusive black nosed (or black rim) Summar!

Ha! The elusive black nosed (or black rim) Summar!
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By Dralowid
AhHa!...

AhHa!

https://camerapedia.fandom.com/wiki/Minolta_Disc-7
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By Dralowid
Excellent! Do you remember a Minolta disc camera...

Excellent!

Do you remember a Minolta disc camera with a convex mirror on the front that was sold with an early version of a selfie pole and a chain for measuring close ups?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,591
Posted By Dralowid
I would suggest that it is priced way too high...

I would suggest that it is priced way too high unless very, very special indeed.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-05-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 839
Posted By Dralowid
If it is a chrome camera suntan cream will remove...

If it is a chrome camera suntan cream will remove the paint in the lettering!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,416
Posted By Dralowid
Pakon or was it Pacon zooms?

Pakon or was it Pacon zooms?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-29-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By Dralowid
Tasco make (or made) binoculars and gun sights...

Tasco make (or made) binoculars and gun sights etc, someone will know...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-28-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By Dralowid
It is up to you to decide whether what you read...

It is up to you to decide whether what you read on the internet is accurate. Tom would consider himself an expert on wartime production. I consider myself a novice with a particular interest in black...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By Dralowid
Ah yes, I remember Tom, the cameras, the pictures...

Ah yes, I remember Tom, the cameras, the pictures and the Beetle. As you say, he's moved on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By Dralowid
PAN F, that is an interesting piece of...

PAN F, that is an interesting piece of information that I have not heard before, may I ask the source? It certainly matches the observation that 'Heer' Elmars appear quite often.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By Dralowid
Although wedded to Leica I did like that Yashica...

Although wedded to Leica I did like that Yashica ltm camera whatever it was called.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-22-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By Dralowid
I see no reason to doubt the year based on that...

I see no reason to doubt the year based on that serial number. Furthermore it would appear that Leitz record keeping remained largely unaffected by events.
Forum: RFF News 10-19-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 7,991
Posted By Dralowid
We used to hang newly bought duty free binoculars...

We used to hang newly bought duty free binoculars around our necks in full view when passing through customs...never failed.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-14-2019
Replies: 552
Views: 160,394
Posted By Dralowid
Interesting parts...you could make your own...

Interesting parts...you could make your own conversion!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Leica-rangefinder-housings/223704506826?hash=item3415d3e1ca:g:mNUAAOSwENVdo2pC
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By Dralowid
Hmmm, I don't see how the nickel on knobs etc can...

Hmmm, I don't see how the nickel on knobs etc can be worn through to brass and the paint immaculate...

Nice though.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-09-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Dralowid
The early II has a tinted rangefinder that helps...

The early II has a tinted rangefinder that helps but it is 1:1.

The III has an enlarged rangefinder but no tint.

I'm biased, I have been using the same III since 1965.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-08-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By Dralowid
I notice that you fear to mention the Contax I!

I notice that you fear to mention the Contax I!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-27-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By Dralowid
Chewed up grub screw to the right, red dot on...

Chewed up grub screw to the right, red dot on lens body just visible on the left. So two versions of the same lens.

https://live.staticflickr.com/8324/8398004792_d7332bb681_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By Dralowid
Interesting, the 90mm Summicrons have a glued on...

Interesting, the 90mm Summicrons have a glued on normal adapter (Vince's and mine had) but the 2.8 Summaron has a different beast altogether which I assume is specific to the lens.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By Dralowid
Have you found the tiny grub screw?

Have you found the tiny grub screw?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By Dralowid
The red index dot on mine is on the lens, the...

The red index dot on mine is on the lens, the adapter flange is too narrow to take it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By Dralowid
So called 'dual mount' Leitz lenses.

Just checking...

I'm aware of the dual mount 35mm Summaron 2.8, I have one.

I also know of the dual mount 90mm Summicron 2.0, I used to have one.

Are there any others? For example I have not seen...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,338
Posted By Dralowid
A few Certo Dollinas in a box, languishing. They...

A few Certo Dollinas in a box, languishing. They need to go...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,562
Posted By Dralowid
I never got on with the 3.5 35mm Elmar, maybe it...

I never got on with the 3.5 35mm Elmar, maybe it was a poor example or more likely I am a poor photographer. However...when I sold it I kept the FOOKH.

This in Leicashop is my favourite 35mm though...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,562
Posted By Dralowid
I always understood that VALOO was primarily for...

I always understood that VALOO was primarily for darkroom and close focussing attachment use with 50mm Elmar. Although handy for adjusting the aperture it is comparatively heavy and (in my opinion)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-18-2019
Replies: 1,977
Views: 301,333
Posted By Dralowid
I know, I know, but I am thinking about getting...

I know, I know, but I am thinking about getting another. After the Austin Seven (and I don't know how many others before it) the next target is an early Jag XJ6 or 420 (not 420G). I'll need to sell...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-12-2019
Replies: 144
Views: 6,355
Posted By Dralowid
To the OP. A suggestion. If you are new to ltm...

To the OP. A suggestion. If you are new to ltm Leicas forget about all the various bits you could have and go out just with camera and 50mm lens.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-11-2019
Replies: 144
Views: 6,355
Posted By Dralowid
At the risk of telling my grandmother how to suck...

At the risk of telling my grandmother how to suck eggs....when using the built in finder don't move your eye around and don't hold your eye too close to the finder. I know it is tiny but try and look...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,919
Posted By Dralowid
OOOPs! Having said that I have heard it...

OOOPs!

Having said that I have heard it mentioned that in the 1930s the most popular focal length after 50mm was 90mm.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,919
Posted By Dralowid
Erik, It is surely hard not to get the vintage...

Erik, It is surely hard not to get the vintage look into the sun without a hood!

I forgot to add that a well worn front element, polished over the years by various ties and handkerchiefs adds to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,919
Posted By Dralowid
Just how vintage do you want? Summar, into the...

Just how vintage do you want? Summar, into the sun, no hood.

https://live.staticflickr.com/8201/8153521949_2e96965e61_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dquW1D)CNV00017 (https://flic.kr/p/dquW1D) by dralowid...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,304
Posted By Dralowid
Just get a Leicaflex SL or SL2...

Just get a Leicaflex SL or SL2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Dralowid
I collect old movie cameras. many have a half...

I collect old movie cameras. many have a half exposed film still inside. I have a whole box of mostly unprocessed Kodachrome sitting in a cupboard. Who knows...who knows?
Forum: RFF Polls 08-25-2019
Replies: 2,984
Views: 1,789,913
Posted By Dralowid
In the end I gave up with the 1950s Specto...

In the end I gave up with the 1950s Specto projector and used a Eumig which looks '70s, ish.

After an initial smell of burning dust everything is fine and the colour and feel of projected...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-25-2019
Replies: 2,984
Views: 1,789,913
Posted By Dralowid
Trying to project several lifetimes of Kodachrome...

Trying to project several lifetimes of Kodachrome 8mm home movies. Projector has killed all power in the house twice now...better find another.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Dralowid
Two examples spring to mind immediately, battery...

Two examples spring to mind immediately, battery box contacts on Leicamotor for Leicaflex SL etc and back door contacts on M6 (I think).
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Dralowid
Beware abrasives. Some of the contacts on certain...

Beware abrasives. Some of the contacts on certain Leica kit are gold plated.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-12-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,913
Posted By Dralowid
...and while you are worrying about losing your...

...and while you are worrying about losing your viewfinder the eyesight correction lens falls off, the sunscreen on your hands melts the paint in the lettering and you leave the lens cap somewhere. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-10-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,182
Posted By Dralowid
Please let me know how you get on with Wetzlar I...

Please let me know how you get on with Wetzlar I understand they can be as good as one would expect!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-10-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,182
Posted By Dralowid
If (a big if) he is still taking on work Peter at...

If (a big if) he is still taking on work Peter at CRR (Luton) is ex Leica and a very good Leicaflex man (as well as all other Leicas). Contact only via phone.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 6,551
Posted By Dralowid
Although I would like to find out more about this...

Although I would like to find out more about this pocket watch I'm not at all sure I want to get into watches, and looking at some websites much of it is about new stuff. Remember the legend going...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-09-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By Dralowid
There is another thread discussing the additional...

There is another thread discussing the additional benefits of the IIIg. I may have misread it all but got the impression that contributors on balance felt the extra cost over IIIf etc was not really...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-08-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By Dralowid
Did you actually have one? A friend of mine and I...

Did you actually have one? A friend of mine and I bought new GR1s both at the same time, his still works faultlessly but I sold my fully working one about three years ago to fund something else....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 6,551
Posted By Dralowid
The arrow is called a pheon. It is a pocket watch...

The arrow is called a pheon. It is a pocket watch thus marked that I want to find out about.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 6,551
Posted By Dralowid
Is there a forum/website for older watches and...

Is there a forum/website for older watches and pocket watches which could help with identification?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,182
Posted By Dralowid
What is the legend about the SL or SL2 in the...

What is the legend about the SL or SL2 in the Leica museum that fell out of a fighter during some war or other and was retrieved from the desert a long time later...repairable?

My SLMOT is a little...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,182
Posted By Dralowid
Build quality is old school, shutter speeds...

Build quality is old school, shutter speeds progressive (if that is the right word) then 10 x AA batteries in boxes with gold contacts, a motor that goes off like an old Norton with the ignition too...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,182
Posted By Dralowid
Motor doesn't get used these days, the Macro...

Motor doesn't get used these days, the Macro Elmarit is a great alternative to a 50mm and does so much more.

https://live.staticflickr.com/8011/7461012854_0b6b68f845_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-31-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,373
Posted By Dralowid
Erik Are all the black ones 'Three Crowns' /...

Erik
Are all the black ones 'Three Crowns' / Swedish forces or were there others?

Michael
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,182
Posted By Dralowid
From memory 1 cam = Original Leicaflex 2 cams =...

From memory

1 cam = Original Leicaflex
2 cams = SL and SL2
3 cams = Leicaflex, SL, SL2 and R

2 cam lenses used to be the cheapest but not so noticeable these days.

I have an SLMOT, 21 SA (because...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Dralowid
I wonder if this camera has been repainted or at...

I wonder if this camera has been repainted or at least touched up? It looks very good indeed, both paint and nickel are excellent but you'd expect some wear, at least on the accessory shoe. In the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,448
Posted By Dralowid
If you can find one, the earlier 35mm f2.8...

If you can find one, the earlier 35mm f2.8 Summaron has a removable M mount which turns it into ltm. All you need to do is loosen a little screw.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By Dralowid
Don't forget double exposures, some short, some...

Don't forget double exposures, some short, some long.

Of course, not every camera is capable of double exposures...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By Dralowid
I ask the question because some seem to survive...

I ask the question because some seem to survive and others don't. I collect old 8mm movie cameras and many 'automatic' ones have built in big meters by well known manufacturers that drive the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By Dralowid
Selenium Cells

What makes a selenium cell in an old light meter or camera deteriorate?

Continuous exposure to light? (as in on a shelf display)

Age?

Something else?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-18-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,670
Posted By Dralowid
By then someone will have made a self adhesive...

By then someone will have made a self adhesive sensor tape product that you can stick on your Leica pressure plate. It will send the images directly to your phone which will be embedded in your...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-18-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,670
Posted By Dralowid
...and then you could prove or disprove the...

...and then you could prove or disprove the 'myth' about the Red Scale Elmar.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-15-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,373
Posted By Dralowid
Does anyone use their self timers?

Does anyone use their self timers?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2019
Replies: 467
Views: 98,009
Posted By Dralowid
You need to meet a Dachshund...

You need to meet a Dachshund...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,051
Posted By Dralowid
I have an old Nex 6. It is great for what it is....

I have an old Nex 6. It is great for what it is. One of the reasons for choosing it was to not feel guilt about leaving my treasured 'legacy' lenses in the cupboard.

I realise now that this was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,145
Posted By Dralowid
Suntan cream. Suntan cream takes the printed...

Suntan cream. Suntan cream takes the printed lettering off cameras and even takes the black paint out of the engraved lettering on a chrome M6.

Makes you wonder what it does to your face.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-11-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,561
Posted By Dralowid
Try the other way round for a change, put a Leica...

Try the other way round for a change, put a Leica lens on an old cine camera...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48042197631_3406a47f15_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gcjPAg)IMG_3940...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,373
Posted By Dralowid
Although I'm only really interested in black...

Although I'm only really interested in black cameras I did quite like this, IIIc to IIIf ST conversion.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7577/16103074952_26f1ca159a_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,373
Posted By Dralowid
I agree, I had one but when time came to start a...

I agree, I had one but when time came to start a gear reduction plan it was one of the first to go.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-08-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By Dralowid
I'm just trying to make people think twice about...

I'm just trying to make people think twice about servicing...does it really need it?
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,082
Posted By Dralowid
The problem with going back to film I found is...

The problem with going back to film I found is that I no longer have the patience to wait to see my pictures...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By Dralowid
Your avatar displays a vehicle that will give...

Your avatar displays a vehicle that will give years and years of reliable service virtually untouched. When it finally has to go into a garage it may need to go back again to get niggles sorted.

It...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By Dralowid
It matters little, if it works properly it...

It matters little, if it works properly it doesn't need 'servicing' if it doesn't work properly it does.

I'm of the opinion that much of this so called 'servicing' or 'CLAing' does more harm than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 882
Posted By Dralowid
Nowadays the purge is continuous and the...

Nowadays the purge is continuous and the purchases far more sporadic.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,253
Posted By Dralowid
Every response will have a different viewpoint or...

Every response will have a different viewpoint or at least answer.

Mine? Condition is all.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,434
Posted By Dralowid
You are forgiven! I am misunderstood wherever I...

You are forgiven! I am misunderstood wherever I go.

Going back to the lady herself, she was certainly very good at her job.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,434
Posted By Dralowid
Good God man, we're British!

Good God man, we're British!
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,434
Posted By Dralowid
I met her through an anthropologist called Andrew...

I met her through an anthropologist called Andrew Baring who was working in the Nuba and Darfur areas. Must have been late '70s(?). She called him Herr Boring but neither of us knew whether she was...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,434
Posted By Dralowid
You have reminded me that I met her once, she was...

You have reminded me that I met her once, she was working on projects in Africa at the time. A little scary.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Dralowid
Somewhere there are some interesting pics of one...

Somewhere there are some interesting pics of one famous photographer covering Monaco with M, Telyt and Visoflex
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By Dralowid
I have had my TTL since new. I chose it because...

I have had my TTL since new. I chose it because it was a little discounted at the time.

It has never been serviced, it always works, beyond that there is little to add.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-18-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,391
Posted By Dralowid
IIIc stepper for sure, but the eyepieces...They...

IIIc stepper for sure, but the eyepieces...They don't look like Leitz at all. So someone has taken an unused top housing and modified it. Indeed the whole r/f inside will be like a III ...probably....
Forum: Travel 05-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 915
Posted By Dralowid
...and don't even think about the tea.

...and don't even think about the tea.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By Dralowid
On any Leica I does the 15mm viewfinder make it...

On any Leica I does the 15mm viewfinder make it difficult to get to the speed dial?

Or does this only happen on the versions that have a fixed viewfinder and one accessory shoe?

I remember a...
Forum: Travel 05-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 915
Posted By Dralowid
I assume Olden's camera shop off Broadway has...

I assume Olden's camera shop off Broadway has gone? Haven't looked for it for years...it was great place with a cabinet full of old Leicas etc.
Forum: Travel 05-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 915
Posted By Dralowid
As a Brit it is all about walking and the Subway,...

As a Brit it is all about walking and the Subway, forget taxis. Carry as little as possible and try to relax (which isn't that easy it is too much fun).

Another tip for someone who was brought up...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,390
Posted By Dralowid
No, I would rather spend the money on a future...

No, I would rather spend the money on a future proof Leica that makes great pictures and whose value and reliability have a proven record...something like an original hockey stick Leica I.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-20-2019
Replies: 552
Views: 160,394
Posted By Dralowid
Shawn, Pre war conversion II to III (IIIa has...

Shawn,

Pre war conversion II to III (IIIa has 1/1000).

Wait till you have it in your hand re nickel/chrome question. Lugs would most likely have come with the conversion to III which has lugs as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Dralowid
Where are you? I've got a box of bulbs if I can...

Where are you? I've got a box of bulbs if I can find it and you are welcome to them. Mostly the smaller later ones, not the big round ones with what looks like steel wool in them.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,351
Posted By Dralowid
Amongst all this spare a thought for the people...

Amongst all this spare a thought for the people rebuilding the Charles Rennie Macintosh building in Glasgow, they had nearly finished when it burnt again. They appear resolute but it must be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,351
Posted By Dralowid
Of course it will be rebuilt (see fire at York...

Of course it will be rebuilt (see fire at York Cathedral and earlier reconstruction in Europe after two World Wars). The rebuilding will be an opportunity to train new artisans in old skills that are...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-12-2019
Replies: 552
Views: 160,394
Posted By Dralowid
Yup, II syn. Very nice indeed!

Yup, II syn.

Very nice indeed!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Dralowid
No yaks in Billingham. Stationery (or...

No yaks in Billingham.

Stationery (or stationary) closures are an art form in themselves, like film we must ensure they survive in the digital age...stand up those with a Gestetner Operators...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Dralowid
That's what I meant but to quote the Kiev...

That's what I meant but to quote the Kiev Survival Site, the string would have been Yak string.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Dralowid
Two brass spit pins through the box and then...

Two brass spit pins through the box and then those fibre washers, as seen on old legal box files...bit of string winds round...maybe?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Dralowid
You can almost smell it... Excellent!

You can almost smell it...

Excellent!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,428
Posted By Dralowid
A Ricoh GR1s sized Ricoh digital or even a Ricoh...

A Ricoh GR1s sized Ricoh digital or even a Ricoh GR1s that will work for years
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,042
Posted By Dralowid
Forgot to mention that the 21mm Super Angulon is...

Forgot to mention that the 21mm Super Angulon is a hell of sight cheaper in R than M
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,922
Posted By Dralowid
Spent months working in Melbourne, many happy...

Spent months working in Melbourne, many happy memories. Loved that bunch of guys rebuilding a Liberator in a shed in Werribee!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,922
Posted By Dralowid
There was once a Citroen factory in Melbourne...

There was once a Citroen factory in Melbourne assembling Ds's. Where was it?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,042
Posted By Dralowid
Have a think about the the 60mm Elmarit 2.8. It...

Have a think about the the 60mm Elmarit 2.8. It is not that much bigger and is of course a macro lens too. Excellent results however you use it.

(None of the R lenses that I have used have been...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-21-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Dralowid
Erik, I'm doing quite well, in the last week I've...

Erik, I'm doing quite well, in the last week I've found homes for OZXVO, OSBLO, ELDIA (finally!), half a Contax and some ltm shutter guards. I'll get down to the bottom of the box of bits in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Dralowid
David, very true, these days I seem to be...

David, very true, these days I seem to be 'running down the can' or 'kicking the clock down the road' so I don't really know where I am.

How to tell the difference? One fits and the other doesn't....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Dralowid
Got it! Dyslexia or something similar setting...

Got it! Dyslexia or something similar setting in.


Thanks
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Dralowid
Orako

Please tell me if I have this right...it is that little rangefinder filter.

ORAKO comes in two different sizes.

One is smaller for the earlier II, III, and IIIa, it has a part number of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Dralowid
Obvious but have you checked that the lens in...

Obvious but have you checked that the lens in question moves freely when not on the camera?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2019
Replies: 9,194
Views: 910,574
Posted By Dralowid
Well, I think you may have most of it!

Well, I think you may have most of it!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,403
Posted By Dralowid
As I read this thread I spot a roll of reversal...

As I read this thread I spot a roll of reversal panchromatic Ferrania on my shelf. £1.5s.8d. expired April '1969.

50 years ago...

Last time I read their website it seemed as if that they had fallen...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-16-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dralowid
I have a friend who used to have a huge...

I have a friend who used to have a huge collection of cameras. Sold the lot.

These days his interest only lies in scratch built cameras, often made by apprentices. Absolutely fascinating and often...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-16-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dralowid
All you need to do is to focus on what you want...

All you need to do is to focus on what you want to spend the money on. All my Russian still cameras have gone, down to 6(ish) Leicas, some bits of Certo Dollinas and around 100 movie cameras...that...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,800
Posted By Dralowid
There was a thread ages ago (in the ltm section)...

There was a thread ages ago (in the ltm section) that more or less came to the conclusion that it is probably more satisfying (and a lot cheaper) to buy a Leica I...not the the same admittedly but...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-14-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dralowid
Seriously spooky!!!

Seriously spooky!!!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dralowid
My collection at it's height (plus Zorki...

My collection at it's height (plus Zorki 3m)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1573/24373658145_6bd255500b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D8Pnpg)IMG_0053 (https://flic.kr/p/D8Pnpg) by dralowid...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,791
Posted By Dralowid
Not sure if thread filters were intended. Took...

Not sure if thread filters were intended. Took the old A36 filters.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dralowid
This thread is starting to make me regret selling...

This thread is starting to make me regret selling that camera but funds were needed to keep the boating habit going in retirement. As the weather improves I'll be sitting out there in the wild blue...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dralowid
Sorry, should have added s/n 8344

Sorry, should have added s/n 8344
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dralowid
This is the one I sold to someone in the...

This is the one I sold to someone in the Ukraine

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1594/24247226142_855a142ab6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CWDnz9)IMG_2618 (https://flic.kr/p/CWDnz9) by dralowid...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-12-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,209
Posted By Dralowid
You could balance yourself out by having the...

You could balance yourself out by having the SLMOT on one side and the battery pack on the other...an osteopath would surely agree.

A nephew of mine was/is 'something in the city'. Inevitably he had...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-12-2019
Replies: 2,148
Views: 607,068
Posted By Dralowid
I am no lover of recovering, for me it takes away...

I am no lover of recovering, for me it takes away something. Saving what you have got seems more appropriate.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2019
Replies: 2,148
Views: 607,068
Posted By Dralowid
Guessing it has been repainted? Or at least the...

Guessing it has been repainted? Or at least the Woods metal lettering replaced with paint?
Doesn't look like a conversion.

Be careful of the edges of the covering, get 'em stuck down before they...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,539
Posted By Dralowid
A very nice camera. Great to see one that tells a...

A very nice camera. Great to see one that tells a story. Many will tell you that 'condition is all' but this one transcends that!
Forum: RFF Polls 02-11-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,209
Posted By Dralowid
If they are not listening they will launch an a...

If they are not listening they will launch an a la carte SLMOT for the young hipsters to better appreciate the days when photographers had muscles.

(I think you have one?)
Forum: RFF Polls 02-11-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,209
Posted By Dralowid
More not so subtle data collecting from Big...

More not so subtle data collecting from Big Brother...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-10-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,725
Posted By Dralowid
Oh, thought we were restricted to Leitz...

Oh, thought we were restricted to Leitz lenses.

Anyway, a couple of thoughts:

1) the 50mm 3.5 Elmar is far from 'lowly' and don't forget later coated (and Red Scale) versions.

2) I seem to be the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,725
Posted By Dralowid
90mm Elmar, probably the cheapest Leica lens...

90mm Elmar, probably the cheapest Leica lens around but can be very good.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-09-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By Dralowid
Websites etc

I am something of a luddite.

I have a lot of photos of old gear etc that I would like to caption and upload onto the web before I forget what it is or throw it away.

Simple question:

Is there a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dralowid
So...presumably there is a date when the covering...

So...presumably there is a date when the covering changes from a natural material to something synthetic???
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-06-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,091
Posted By Dralowid
I bought a Leica III and Elmar in 1965. It cost,...

I bought a Leica III and Elmar in 1965. It cost, from memory, £35 10s 0d (Wallace Heaton second hand dept so probably a bit expensive even though black was cheaper).

Again from memory I think a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,091
Posted By Dralowid
I remember FP3 being rather nice whereas HP3 was...

I remember FP3 being rather nice whereas HP3 was akin to a ploughed field (well, with my Johnsons based processing it was!)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dralowid
Yes I have read this too, handles for pistols etc...

Yes I have read this too, handles for pistols etc as well. It seems to be tree resin/latex that could be mistaken for black tar...in old cables. Moulded when warm.

Peter used to recover Leicas with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,091
Posted By Dralowid
I think I have an HP3 one somewhere...If I find...

I think I have an HP3 one somewhere...If I find it I'm happy to swap it for something obscure and equally valueless in the eyes of the unknowing...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dralowid
On Sunday night I was woken from my sleep in...

On Sunday night I was woken from my sleep in front of the tv by the mention of the word 'vulcanite'. It was Antiques Roadshow and they were talking about some faux Whitby jet jewellery that was...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dralowid
That's it, your 6535 sounds the same as those...

That's it, your 6535 sounds the same as those that I had. I took it to be fairly coarse machining.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,091
Posted By Dralowid
No mention of that old alloy Ilford cassette that...

No mention of that old alloy Ilford cassette that used to get stuck in the camera...and when you tried to pull it out by the spool you ran the risk of pulling the top of the cassette. So you put more...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dralowid
The thing that I remember is that on an early I...

The thing that I remember is that on an early I the vulcanite is machined and forms part of the distance between lens and film plane. This on camera 10xxx and also 12xxx

In other words the vulcanite...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dralowid
I would go ahead and give it a try. As Erik has...

I would go ahead and give it a try.

As Erik has said, theoretically working on the lens is not difficult, however it is old and may well resist attempts to dismantle. Also the shims behind it may be...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2,511
Posted By Dralowid
David, That seller's other items remind me of the...

David, That seller's other items remind me of the arrival of Soviet cheap watches in the UK...I had forgotten all about them.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dralowid
There was a calf skin (leather) covered version...

There was a calf skin (leather) covered version but I have never seen one...and this is not it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2,511
Posted By Dralowid
Yes I have seen that hook clip, as you say, Zorki...

Yes I have seen that hook clip, as you say, Zorki or Fed I think
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-31-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,091
Posted By Dralowid
Congratulations...I've had mine since 1965, still...

Congratulations...I've had mine since 1965, still happy with it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,620
Posted By Dralowid
They will become some descendant's problem, or...

They will become some descendant's problem, or opportunity. In our attic are a couple of boxes of family negs, plates, slides and prints. I know who or what some of the subjects are but others are a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dralowid
Mine (8344 now sold) had that screw. It wasn't...

Mine (8344 now sold) had that screw. It wasn't flush fitting countersunk. Sorry, can't find the pics. From memory it was similar to the two on the spring but a bit flatter. Might even have been...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,091
Posted By Dralowid
Well, the poor OP has had a lot of kit chucked at...

Well, the poor OP has had a lot of kit chucked at him...so here is a bit more, maybe he is yet to discover the conversions thread!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4567/26448667929_6db847036e_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,091
Posted By Dralowid
Lunching with two dealers? You are doomed...ah,...

Lunching with two dealers? You are doomed...ah, just re-read your post.

Yes, IIIc or IIIf are good starting points and comparatively inexpensive. Also, if you are not bothered about slow speeds,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,091
Posted By Dralowid
£449 is not cheap. As you say, 'consider it in...

£449 is not cheap. As you say, 'consider it in more detail' but don't allow yourself to get a fixation for a particular model, as you can see from the above we all have our favourites.

If you are...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,091
Posted By Dralowid
Down near Plymouth you can retire to the hills...

Down near Plymouth you can retire to the hills and do the Ravillious thing...

£240 with a lens is not too bad if it works (after a fashion).
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By Dralowid
Forget the phone, I am tempted to try an older GR...

Forget the phone, I am tempted to try an older GR digital...there seem to be quite a few models...I am a little confused

GRD '05 8mp f2.4 screen 2.5"
GRII '07 10 mp f2.4 screen 2.5"
GRIII...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By Dralowid
...or, and here comes a bit of extreme heresy,...

...or, and here comes a bit of extreme heresy, perhaps I should get a phone?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By Dralowid
...and I have a couple of Pentinas. Now there is...

...and I have a couple of Pentinas. Now there is a camera that's a little different!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-19-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By Dralowid
I was told some time ago that the digital GR is a...

I was told some time ago that the digital GR is a much chunkier device than the film version and really not the same. I better find one and have a look/feel. I know that they are great cameras but...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-19-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By Dralowid
I wish I still had my Ricoh...

I sold my Ricoh GR1s when it started to do funny things. Judging by comments on the web this was a wise thing to do. Shame, it was my favourite.

I rarely use my M6, my ltm cameras or even my Nex 6....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2019
Replies: 2,741
Views: 806,804
Posted By Dralowid
Before you make your mind up try the 60mm Macro...

Before you make your mind up try the 60mm Macro Elmarit, I use one as on my SL MOT. Do you still use your motor?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-07-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Dralowid
Tim, That has been modified (filed down) for...

Tim, That has been modified (filed down) for flash, the cams would hit a contact on the side of a little accessory shoe gadget with a flash plug on it.

The OP's dial is something else...I don't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2019
Replies: 2,148
Views: 607,068
Posted By Dralowid
I admit my error further compounded by the...

I admit my error further compounded by the presence of the larger shutter dial and the round so called 'lavatory bowl' moulding beneath.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2019
Replies: 2,148
Views: 607,068
Posted By Dralowid
Diopter adjustment came along with the III. It...

Diopter adjustment came along with the III. It looks like yours has the small 'return' on the little lever which suggests post war but pic is a bit to small to say.

Also your engraving is white or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2,166
Posted By Dralowid
I wonder where the digital Bolex project...

I wonder where the digital Bolex project went...

Super 8 was always restricted by using the gate in the cartridge which is why Standard or Double 8 still has followers. 8mm film is still around but...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-02-2019
Replies: 621
Views: 49,966
Posted By Dralowid
'Watchmakers' or 'watch' oil is readily available...

'Watchmakers' or 'watch' oil is readily available on the internet. From memory it comes in three grades, the lightest is very fine and used minimally with the correct sized oiler must be close to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-27-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By Dralowid
As a matter of interest, just why is the...

As a matter of interest, just why is the viewfinder window so small?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-23-2018
Replies: 1,011
Views: 194,105
Posted By Dralowid
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4562/37689298675_cf...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4562/37689298675_cf5c5d3f6d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Zqtvqp)DSC02290 (https://flic.kr/p/Zqtvqp) by dralowid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,604
Posted By Dralowid
Would I be right in saying that the M6 was the...

Would I be right in saying that the M6 was the last Leica to be used regularly by mainstream professional photographers?
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-16-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Dralowid
Treat the spring in a traditional Filmo with...

Treat the spring in a traditional Filmo with great respect. It is very strong and very sharp.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-15-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By Dralowid
I'd divide the asking price by five...or perhaps...

I'd divide the asking price by five...or perhaps a wee bit more.
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