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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 65
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Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 4,889
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Visited my favourite little camera shop yesterday...

Visited my favourite little camera shop yesterday and Russell was busy repricing everything (scored 2 boxes of TriX at the old price so happy). He said the re-pricing of Portra in particular has...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's a big mystery! I was reflecting yesterday...

It's a big mystery!

I was reflecting yesterday on how you see a lot of classic VW campers but I must have seen the grand total of two Beetles on the road in about a decade.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gorgeous! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!

Gorgeous! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,209
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My lovely local camera shop has days where it...

My lovely local camera shop has days where it lends out cameras with a roll of film to mostly students for them then to see the developed results (for a small fee and the cost of the film). It's very...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
An immaculate VW Beetle on the high moors by...

An immaculate VW Beetle on the high moors by Princetown. The roads were filthy, the salt ubiquitous as it had been freezing for four days and my car covered. Yet not a drop of dirt or salt, but...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,588
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I recently bought one at a decent price and so...

I recently bought one at a decent price and so far, I adore it. It has character in abundance, and like all contemporary Zeiss lenses is beautifully made and coated. Two test shots below at a local...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had the 135mm model (sadly I didn't keep the...

I had the 135mm model (sadly I didn't keep the serial number) with lens, never had any issues with focus. On the other hand the 45mm viewfinder was miles out of alignment.

Nice thing, but I found it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
They're slacking, they should charge more!

They're slacking, they should charge more!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
and pasties. But with 100s of Chinese,...

and pasties.

But with 100s of Chinese, Malaysian, Caribbean and divers others at Plymouth University, way more culinary options than my childhood here!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 214
Views: 15,687
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sheepstor Church of St Leonard. Leica R8,...

Sheepstor Church of St Leonard. Leica R8, Summicron R 35mm, Orwo N74 EI 250 in PMK Pyro 1+2+100

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/sheepstor-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 5 Days Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,402
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Probably for my own financial good I'm not in a...

Probably for my own financial good I'm not in a position to buy a new Monochrome, but by coincidence my local camera shop had a come and try Leica day last Saturday. I have to say the M10P was...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 5 Days Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,402
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fascinating - the Nikon is definitely sharper, I...

Fascinating - the Nikon is definitely sharper, I prefer the uncropped bokeh of the Summilux, but the other way round when cropped!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I can't wait for the New Year to be over -...

I can't wait for the New Year to be over - nothing to do with this lens, but the two chefs at a superb new Malaysian Chinese restaurant have returned home to Ipoh and it's shut for two weeks!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 6 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lynn B's canine...

Lynn B's canine Constable

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/med_U27021I1579487526.SEQ.4.jpg

and his lost...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,123
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have the dual range Summicron, which is...

I have the dual range Summicron, which is exquisite, but in reality the close range hardly gets used. My red dot dropped off since this photo was taken, never to be found. There is something baroque...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The Ilford water saving ...

The Ilford water saving (https://www.ilfordphoto.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Reducing-Wash-Water.pdf)method of rinsing is worth a try.

Also, ensure your photo flo is thoroughly rinsed off -...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,005
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I love WLFs but if you don't bond, the most...

I love WLFs but if you don't bond, the most you'll lose is some selling fees on Ebay, which is not a lot.

I love my Rolleiflexes but good ones are expensive. I did have a Rolleicord which I fitted a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 676
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Nice lens the Jupiter 8 and considerably cheaper...

Nice lens the Jupiter 8 and considerably cheaper than any Leica glass for like quality.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That may be the case for the old FX39 but the...

That may be the case for the old FX39 but the FX39II that is now available is much better - I've not had problems with it open for 3-4 months, but once it looks like finely aged Rodinal it is past it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
1:9 for 10 minutes at 20 at box speed. It's...

1:9 for 10 minutes at 20 at box speed.

It's reasonable and very long lasting. Must get some more myself!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's my experience too Pan - I had run out of...

That's my experience too Pan - I had run out of FX39 so used HC110 and really regretted it.

This was using FX39. It is an exceptional developer for T...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 1 Week Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 6,071
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Jeepers, £7250 here - so $9,425 in the UK....

Jeepers, £7250 here - so $9,425 in the UK.

Possibly might not sell the kidney.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I recently did a roll in B and found nothing to...

I recently did a roll in B and found nothing to be excited about. Not particularly sharp and a bit muddy in tone.

Whereas I find FX39 at 1:9 to make it sing!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
For inexpensive and very good quality processing...

For inexpensive and very good quality processing and scanning (but not printing) I can recommend FilmDev (http://filmdev.co.uk/).

I don't use them but a good friend has got excellent results from...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I shot a couple of rolls of uN54 then developed...

I shot a couple of rolls of uN54 then developed it in Rodinal 1:50. Lovely film. You might try a read across on other 100 or close films in Rodinal for an HC110 equivalent....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 214
Views: 15,687
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I thought I'd try some N74 in PMK Pyro (using the...

I thought I'd try some N74 in PMK Pyro (using the time for HP5+ at EI 250), as it smooths the grain. I gave this an extra half stop and a minute less in developing, also at 1/30th at f2. It's a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,310
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Noting what Chris had to say about scans, I read...

Noting what Chris had to say about scans, I read up his report on his website about scanning with VueScan, and applied the lessons to my Epson V800. I shot this with Orwo N74 (grainy at 400 so I...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 1 Week Ago
Replies: 124
Views: 3,783
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Beautiful Larry!

Beautiful Larry!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 898
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That looks nice!

That looks nice!
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,489
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
This was. I took my then new to me Leica R7 mit...

This was. I took my then new to me Leica R7 mit motor drive to a vintage car meet. Unknown to me I'd set the drive to shutter advance only, and being a dimwit until at least 5 coffees have entered...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,310
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Chris - exceptionally helpful feedback!

Thanks Chris - exceptionally helpful feedback!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 3,175
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have to say I do rather agree, being able to...

I have to say I do rather agree, being able to buy new cameras of all sorts and so many films really did rather make for a better experience than the rump end we have today. But each to their own!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,310
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
After a month of low light and pushing, the...

After a month of low light and pushing, the weather has got a bit better and I've been able to expose some film at 250 with a view to developing in PMK Pyro. The skies in my new home are stormier,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks for the mention Greg!

Thanks for the mention Greg!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
LynnB's talkative...

LynnB's talkative cranes

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/med_U27021I1578728565.SEQ.4.jpg

Ko.Fe's bell, with lovely tones and excellent animation from the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Swamped by excellence this week. The losing...

Swamped by excellence this week.

The losing horse, all my horseracing experiences in one, from Carlsen...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,051
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Exceptionally helpful Erik, and that print has...

Exceptionally helpful Erik, and that print has everything!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 784
Views: 180,532
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Barn Pool beach out to Plymouth Sound....

Barn Pool beach out to Plymouth Sound.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/barnepool-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I decided a few months back not to bother with...

I decided a few months back not to bother with colour film and stick to digital. A morning shooting my XH1 just now cost me not a penny to shoot and develop, as well as no time wasting and malodorous...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Zinc corrodes, hence why it is used in...

Zinc corrodes, hence why it is used in galvanisation to act as a sacrificial coating for steel. Best left well alone.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Would you mind saying who that was Johan?...

Would you mind saying who that was Johan? (private message if required) I'm trying to avoid bad ones here!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Good news!

Good news!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Use the times listed by Kodak for the different...

Use the times listed by Kodak for the different dilutions. Massive Development includes times uploaded by others and frankly some are completely off the charts.

The time listed by Kodak itself for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,706
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fascinating, thank you!

Fascinating, thank you!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
thank you Robert - that is most kind.

thank you Robert - that is most kind.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,706
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My friend Keith Moss, mostly a film photographer...

My friend Keith Moss, mostly a film photographer now, but he used to shoot an original MM as a Leica photographer, and he said it was demanding, but once you got it right and sorted the post...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
oo err missus! Looking spectacular. I can't wait!

oo err missus!

Looking spectacular. I can't wait!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Selling something?

Selling something?
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,181
Views: 909,932
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lots and lots of Leica cameras.... On a 100...

Lots and lots of Leica cameras....

On a 100 years of Leica jigsaw.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/img_0489.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,518
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I really have no words, I do so hope for a...

I really have no words, I do so hope for a miracle of sorts.

I said to my father today, when he mentioned that the area in flames is now the size of Belgium, that while I've seen terrorism and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 7,792
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's an easy pass!

That's an easy pass!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,706
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just scanning a roll of Tmax400 from my M5. Every...

Just scanning a roll of Tmax400 from my M5. Every single lens used (from 28 to 135) in focus, and every single frame exposed to close to perfection.

I know what I'd rather buy of the M5 or M6.
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Noted - whether I can make it is not clear at...

Noted - whether I can make it is not clear at present, but diarised.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 200
Views: 4,528
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm really enjoying this series - some absolute...

I'm really enjoying this series - some absolute crackers of serenity!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 200
Views: 4,528
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Anglers landing a few fish at West Hoe in...

Anglers landing a few fish at West Hoe in Plymouth, with the Sound peaceful in the winter light behind.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/fishermen-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,706
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes, the sold function really does highlight the...

Yes, the sold function really does highlight the reality that is needed at times.

My black classic M6 was bought from Caplans, the Pall Mall Leica Dealer, who had had it serviced, for £999 in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,489
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
And I doff my beanie to you Helen, to blind you...

And I doff my beanie to you Helen, to blind you with the reflected light of the thin spot...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,706
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's a relief. On the one and only occasion...

That's a relief. On the one and only occasion I've ever had clips ons, the mere act of leaning forwards sent the rear clip skyward, then to rebound downward as the trousers commenced their...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,489
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Light seals had gone around the film window. A...

Light seals had gone around the film window. A nice big source of light. Now I've fitted new seals I can't see the film capsule.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,706
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It is faintly embarrassing to report that not...

It is faintly embarrassing to report that not merely do I have an RB67 but I also possess a beanie. At the tender age of 54 I think my chances of hipsterism are slipping daily and I have no plans for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,706
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
They take film!?!

They take film!?!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 138
Views: 18,420
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
May I say Godfrey, apart from your utterly superb...

May I say Godfrey, apart from your utterly superb recommendation of the 80mm R Summilux, I love what you write, your positivity and your attitude. Keep enjoying life and doing what we enjoy! Lovely...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,426
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I love Tmax400 which can be pulled to 200 with...

I love Tmax400 which can be pulled to 200 with excellent sharpness (Perceptol 1:2 for 10 minutes) shot at 400 or 800 with the same development and without serious grain, and pushes beautifully up to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 3,862
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Love it volts! My favourite is my Dartmoor...

Love it volts!

My favourite is my Dartmoor ponies. I stopped for a short walk to finish off a reel of film, clocked a black pony reflected in a pond, but as I got closer this lighter pony trotted...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The other thing of course is that unless the...

The other thing of course is that unless the exposure of each camera is exactly the same (ie precise amount of light let in by aperture, precisely the same shutter speed etc) there will always be...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ah, I thought that was digital! So ignore me...

Ah, I thought that was digital! So ignore me...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,706
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My money is on the presence of a meter combined...

My money is on the presence of a meter combined with the classic appearance.

When I bought my M5 from Red Dot in London, Ivor there showed me an M6 with lots of pitting and said such was the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's easy enough to spot the film images from the...

It's easy enough to spot the film images from the dust and other marks (2nd of each)!

But all are lovely. I can't wait for mine.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 3,862
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lynn - thank you for sharing that, I can hardly...

Lynn - thank you for sharing that, I can hardly begin to imagine what you have and continue to experience and I weep for your daughters and their loss. Thank you so much for continuing to share your...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wow! The curvature of the Earth visible on the...

Wow! The curvature of the Earth visible on the last is remarkable!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,706
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sold mine 18 months ago. I don't regret it...

Sold mine 18 months ago. I don't regret it photographically as I thought the metering antediluvian but the loss of dosh is a bore, but that's life.

All the highly sought after cameras have metering...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 124
Views: 3,783
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
None at all, but at the margins in the crop, the...

None at all, but at the margins in the crop, the bokeh of the leaves is a hint more nervous on the Nikon ones.

That is splitting micro hairs.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 124
Views: 3,783
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gosh, excellent comparison, revealing but tiny...

Gosh, excellent comparison, revealing but tiny differences. Superb black and white tones in both too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 3,862
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wow - a wonderful photo and such a fabulous...

Wow - a wonderful photo and such a fabulous achievement! Well done her!
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,489
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Excellent Peter! I thought the statue of William...

Excellent Peter!

I thought the statue of William IV on the gate at the Royal William Yard looked good with the Sun behind just visible through the clouds. A light leak that I hadn't seen before on...
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I think they are lovely cameras and very well...

I think they are lovely cameras and very well built. I too got bitten with a new XH1 body plus battery grip for under the price of an XT30. It is pretty much the same as an XT3 but with 5 stops of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,148
Views: 606,986
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Mu III is a bit grey in certain light but looks...

Mu III is a bit grey in certain light but looks deeper from other angles.

I enjoyed Erik's humour!
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 3,862
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'll call it a vertical Diptych! Lovely as they...

I'll call it a vertical Diptych! Lovely as they are and all the better for the representation of a real bond.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,181
Views: 909,932
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Great price - lovely camera too!

Great price - lovely camera too!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,425
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A move in my case has slightly un-anchored me...

A move in my case has slightly un-anchored me (but nowhere near to the awfulness of your loss - I lack the vocabulary to offer much consolation, but I hope that time at least helps) and that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I think you may be thinking of the Pininfarina...

I think you may be thinking of the Pininfarina design for a replacement for the 1100, commissioned by Issigonis but went nowhere after the creation of BL. That was based on the Pininfarina Berlina...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,425
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks for the ideas, I've used the Ilford method...

Thanks for the ideas, I've used the Ilford method before but prefer running water, but my workflow is going to change anyway in the new year when I start using the large darkroom locally. I am moving...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,425
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely Helen! Sometimes just embrace the...

Lovely Helen! Sometimes just embrace the essential flaws of a process! All gorgeous.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,425
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Photo not showing Helen - I'd love to see it!

Photo not showing Helen - I'd love to see it!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,425
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I also shot it with a pre-War Balda Pontina with...

I also shot it with a pre-War Balda Pontina with Trioplan 105mm f4.5. Ok the negative is 6x9 but it is considerably better!...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,425
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Best of luck Helen! I'm sure the results will be...

Best of luck Helen! I'm sure the results will be worth it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,425
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sometimes I utterly hate film...

Having moved home I am currently enjoying the extremely soft water of Plymouth and developing without the fear of limescale water marks. But a new problem hit me yesterday - reticulation. I like to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 84
Views: 2,360
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The second has way more detail but to be honest,...

The second has way more detail but to be honest, the film would have too, but needs to be processed more / printed to bring out more contrast and highlight detail.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 234
Views: 63,129
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely Helen! I'm always amazed at how much space...

Lovely Helen! I'm always amazed at how much space a little dog truly needs to feel at home!
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 84
Views: 2,360
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I know a number of pros. As yet none shoot phones...

I know a number of pros. As yet none shoot phones for work, but one does all his shooting outside of work on an Iphone 11, another mostly and a third when he hasn't got his film camera to hand (he...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's still pretty hideous.

It's still pretty hideous.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Glad you are still with us, and the Leicas...

Glad you are still with us, and the Leicas certainly make for a form of gritty souvenir. I hope you had insurance!
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,381
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A Nikon EM is a great little camera, shove a 50mm...

A Nikon EM is a great little camera, shove a 50mm f1.8 pancake on it (or if you are keen to spend a bit more, a Voigtlander 40mm Ultron - the first of the series is now pretty reasonable.

Pan's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,181
Views: 909,932
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Nice Larry!

Nice Larry!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,579
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ditto with my M5, and seconded on the second....

Ditto with my M5, and seconded on the second. I've never lost a photo with an M2 or M3 because of loading. I have with a Barnack, but that's on another level of silly.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,224
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
If anybody buys anything on my say so they're...

If anybody buys anything on my say so they're madder than me...

I can see why people might not like the M5, it is a bit bulkier and a little uglier than a classic M, but to me a camera is ultimately...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Deesse. Always a joy!

Deesse. Always a joy!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,224
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's the bonkers thing!

That's the bonkers thing!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,224
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm not sure that I begin to understand the...

I'm not sure that I begin to understand the criteria for the award of showbiz gongs - I suspect if a minister likes you it becomes a cert, or just tread the boards with some Shakespeare or live for a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,224
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Returning to Carry On films, where I used to live...

Returning to Carry On films, where I used to live is just down the road from Pinewood Studios, so a fair number of actors lived locally. One was Sid James. According to my neighbour, the retired...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,224
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Bricks and mortar film camera shop indeed. Dear...

Bricks and mortar film camera shop indeed.

Dear old Russell at Soperfect Images (https://www.soperfectimages.co.uk/) went from being a seller of camera mugs, old folders and plate cameras as curios...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,224
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Again, lots of agreement. In this case I was...

Again, lots of agreement. In this case I was intending to get out for a photo walk on a bright day and just checked in at the dealers as he was listing my Hasselblad for sale. Two hours later I got...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,224
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
100% agreement - fortunately I've just discovered...

100% agreement - fortunately I've just discovered a good local darkroom a mile from the new house, so come the new year I'll start printing. I can't wait, finally!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,224
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Oo er Missus...

Oo er Missus...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,224
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Helen! He was fun in a very dry way. He...

Thanks Helen! He was fun in a very dry way. He kept on joking to his girlfriend that she needed a long lens, otherwise his nose would be way too big in a photo. I kicked myself to be shooting with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,224
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Hi Zwicko - I use Erik von Straten's recipe of...

Hi Zwicko - I use Erik von Straten's recipe of exposing at 200 then Perceptol 1:2 for 10 minutes - usual 1 minute agitation then 10 seconds each minute. The negatives are excellent then for printing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,224
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
He wanted her to have a Mamiya RB67 but thought...

He wanted her to have a Mamiya RB67 but thought it was a bit bulky to start with. She intends to shoot portraits.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/berkofsky2-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,224
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Imfamy, Imfamy,

they've all got it imfamy as Julius Caeser said while carrying on.

I've been published on 35mmc with an article about shooting the M5 with Zeiss Biogon 35mm f2.8 on Kentmere 400 at 200 in Perceptol...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My 3.5F and 2.5F are do it in any order apart...

My 3.5F and 2.5F are do it in any order apart from fire the shutter.

On older cameras I'd stick to what the manual says. Firing old Barnack Leicas and clones requires you to set shutter speed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,543
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
How inspiring Bike Tourist - please keep it up as...

How inspiring Bike Tourist - please keep it up as long as you can!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-19-2019
Replies: 194
Views: 38,323
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Some are pure guesswork, others have uncoupled...

Some are pure guesswork, others have uncoupled rangefinders so you then have to set focus from that, and others are coupled. I use a cold shoe mounted rangefinder on my guesswork ones.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,543
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
First of all Larry, best wishes for a resolution...

First of all Larry, best wishes for a resolution of your heart condition, and all I can say on knees is that those of my family and friends who've traded them in for a new model have got their...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2019
Replies: 9,181
Views: 909,932
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Traded in my largely unused Fuji XT30 for a brand...

Traded in my largely unused Fuji XT30 for a brand new XH1 with grip. The latter is being offered at knockdown prices and sits beautifully in my hands. The former was just a bit small and I constantly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
With the pound recently strengthening I would...

With the pound recently strengthening I would image Ilford branded and made films might be due some price rises irrespective of other company pricing.
Forum: Travel 12-18-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,138
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
No madder than generations of travellers! I hope...

No madder than generations of travellers! I hope all goes well, take a back up though in case Ko Fe's point transpires. Such beautiful cameras though.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-18-2019
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's a gorgeous early GT-R! That VW is most...

That's a gorgeous early GT-R!

That VW is most un-Japanese!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 5,816
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Black and white negative...

Black and white negative reversal

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/busstop-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,616
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Dale working on my old BMW...

Dale working on my old BMW M535i

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/lgg1-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-16-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A good week, I love Shab's above and Nikolai...

A good week, I love Shab's above and

Nikolai from Alex Krasotkin, a great character portrait

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3149/med_U3149I1575963430.SEQ.0.jpg

Robert Blu by...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-16-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,661
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
For the fun of it I've just handled the M5, the...

For the fun of it I've just handled the M5, the M3 and the F2AS. The former requires light to medium single index finger force, the middle medium, and the Nikon two fingers.

I suppose absent a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,264
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
In the scheme of things an SL with Leicamotor has...

In the scheme of things an SL with Leicamotor has to be one of the more recondite choices to be reviewed!

I am genuinely happy to have stuff avoid the attention of the analogue cultists, at least...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 804
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I genuinely prefer the colour, but I do admit to...

I genuinely prefer the colour, but I do admit to a strange perception of colour conversion to B&W being something I really don't like when I do it myself, which I suspect also affects my perception...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A very nice blog, and the latest post was of...

A very nice blog, and the latest post was of considerable relevance as I ponder a large project. I suspect my plan of large format Ektachrome probably was on the rocks before reading it!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,264
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands and...

I have carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands and certain shapes just don't work for me - hence disposal of the D700 and why I'm less fond of the R7 - it needs gripping more as it's thin. Whereas the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-15-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 5,451
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yep - the time for Tmax400 in Microphen that...

Yep - the time for Tmax400 in Microphen that Ilford suggested resulted in a grossly overdeveloped set of negatives just the other day.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2019
Replies: 104
Views: 6,855
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gosh, what a wondrous and lovely thread with...

Gosh, what a wondrous and lovely thread with exquisite photographs. Just joyous to go through for the first time!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 795
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sadly the ping of detaching elastic braces or the...

Sadly the ping of detaching elastic braces or the popping of button ones is only soluble with a bib front, especially with jeans!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 795
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A pair of dungarees. Whenever I lose weight my...

A pair of dungarees. Whenever I lose weight my posterior largely disappears, so holding up the jeans at the same time as using my camera can be at best comedic, at worst, felonious...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 148
Views: 12,053
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fascinating - thank you Robert. That last one is...

Fascinating - thank you Robert. That last one is extremely distinctive!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-15-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That picture, and the lens that produced it, are...

That picture, and the lens that produced it, are exquisite.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,167
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The one you least enjoy using or the results...

The one you least enjoy using or the results there from.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-14-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
+1 what oldwino said. Sharp and contrasty the...

+1 what oldwino said. Sharp and contrasty the Biogons are gorgeous.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
If the camera wasn't doing it before, eliminate...

If the camera wasn't doing it before, eliminate that.

If a small length is unscratched when dispensed (don't bother loading it into a cartridge) it's not the loader.

If it's scratched after that,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've just shot 3 rolls of 12/2019 P3200, 2 pushed...

I've just shot 3 rolls of 12/2019 P3200, 2 pushed to 6400, no issues. For which I paid £5, so that's a bargain.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The wheel changing setting was right at the top...

The wheel changing setting was right at the top of the suspension range on an SM, with 5- parked, drive, mildly off road, off road and wheel change. It was exceptionally useful as a height for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The GS was renowned for the quality of its ride...

The GS was renowned for the quality of its ride even among hydropneumatic Citroens. But not for rustproofing. Others may probably think I'm talking spherical objects rather than spheres, but I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had a Citroen SM for 6 years. Until sorted, a...

I had a Citroen SM for 6 years. Until sorted, a nightmare, but once fitted with modern fuel injection and solid state electronic distributor a thing of utter joy. But only ever one disaster away from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,264
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The R8 from Nuremberg Leica arrived yesterday but...

The R8 from Nuremberg Leica arrived yesterday but lacking CR2 batteries, so after a bit of a hunt today, found some and found the camera to absolutely beautiful, but seemingly stuck in T mode. Then I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-12-2019
Replies: 2,612
Views: 379,485
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I love what you are doing here Chris. I've...

I love what you are doing here Chris. I've recently moved to a city where there are a wonderful collection of old buildings in various stages of decay, and a city council determined to see the back...
Forum: Photo Software 12-12-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,192
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
While I have 6.14 so some time left, my Macbook...

While I have 6.14 so some time left, my Macbook is showing signs of mortality and I'm not sure I want to pay Apple's replacement costs for a large screen laptop / computer. So a standalone non-Mac...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,411
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A woman of impeccable taste!

A woman of impeccable taste!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-10-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 2,725
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I was once told 3 months for a dual range...

I was once told 3 months for a dual range Summicron service, which ended up as 9 months. In the end, after largely despairing of getting it back within a year, it arrived back in an exquisite...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Oh, that's a very nice Series 3. You can't fake...

Oh, that's a very nice Series 3. You can't fake that sort of patina!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,264
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Larry - your conclusion was backed up by...

Thanks Larry - your conclusion was backed up by my film photography guru, Keith Moss, who said he really regretted selling his R8 (at the outset of digital) and that it is a brilliant camera to use...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,264
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Well, after an enjoyable little haggle, it's on...

Well, after an enjoyable little haggle, it's on its way from Leica Nuremburg to be with me Thursday.

Thanks for all the advice!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,264
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've made an offer on a 3rd iteration R8 and will...

I've made an offer on a 3rd iteration R8 and will see what happens. I'm entertained by the sheer number of dealers and sellers who really don't want to post a photo of the serial number, but want a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had hoped not to have personalisation but that...

I had hoped not to have personalisation but that seemed impossible, so after long thought I've transferred my naming convention from old Benzes (of which I hope merely to keep the one I have and...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-09-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
raid brilliantly photographing Ariana Grande, so...

raid brilliantly photographing Ariana Grande, so we don't have to

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3565/med_U3565I1575742010.SEQ.0.jpg

Guy Pinhas's...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-08-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A really enjoyable week! LynnB on fire (and...

A really enjoyable week!

LynnB on fire (and these are just the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-08-2019
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Submitted my form then read that SF don't provide...

Submitted my form then read that SF don't provide insured services in Europe, so re-submitted it with UPS. Apologies!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,264
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm not selling my SL2 (or indeed otherwise...

I'm not selling my SL2 (or indeed otherwise disposing of it). It is a jewel beyond compare and an icon of German engineering like the great 70s Benzes (and from experience, much much better built and...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-07-2019
Replies: 1,200
Views: 430,684
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Naval residences, foggy day, Royal William Yard,...

Naval residences, foggy day, Royal William Yard, Plymouth.

Balda Pontina 6x9, Meyer Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 105mm, f3.5. HP5 in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-07-2019
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
For the UK you will pay import duty of about 7%...

For the UK you will pay import duty of about 7% on the cost of the lens and shipping, and then a further 20% VAT on top. Plus courier handling fees. So about £535 before courier handling fees.

This...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,264
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's extremely helpful Larry! Having checked...

That's extremely helpful Larry! Having checked there's a lot of earlier ones on sale for a rather wide range and quite a number don't show the serial number (so the cynical me can draw my own...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,264
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yeah, the R9 is too much by a long way. I'm sort...

Yeah, the R9 is too much by a long way. I'm sort of attracted to dinosaurs though - I find the M5 to be close to perfect as a camera.

I don't like the ergonomics on the R7, the fiddling with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,264
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Leica R8 - worthy successor to Leicaflex SL or pass?

Having decided to concentrate solely on the M5 with a mix of Leica and Zeiss glass, I'm now going through the same process with my SLRs. I have a Leicaflex SL2 which I love and an R7 which I don't....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2019
Replies: 848
Views: 170,883
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's nice Dourbalister, and super...

That's nice Dourbalister, and super composition!

I've been playing around with photography in very low light, using Tmax P3200 pushed to 6400 and on the Leicaflex SL2. Spot metering leaves no room...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,518
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks for the link. It's hard, in this rather...

Thanks for the link. It's hard, in this rather rain soaked country to visualise and experience such infernos. The courage of those fighting this threat is magnificent, but my primary emotion is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-05-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Intriguing! I love things like this.

Intriguing! I love things like this.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,727
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
and just as expensively!

and just as expensively!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-03-2019
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A good find David. I used to think this era of US...

A good find David. I used to think this era of US (and UK pale imitiations) were a bit on the large size and rather bulky, but have come to respect them as excellent representations of their era. A...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-02-2019
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
All tremendously exciting, and I'm glad the maker...

All tremendously exciting, and I'm glad the maker is taking all care to get the 8 element sorted in every way before release. Taking the time is essential.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 4,889
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ilford has had an excellent 15% off and free...

Ilford has had an excellent 15% off and free shipping for Black and White Friday weekend in the UK, which I have just taken advantage of.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks so much to all for their mentions and...

Thanks so much to all for their mentions and likes, but more for sharing their excellent photos. It is a joy to see such excellent photography!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 4,889
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
And on this side of the pond, unsurprisingly...

And on this side of the pond, unsurprisingly Ilford is normally cheaper. I do love Kodak black and white films but there is a limit to the mark up over European alternatives that I will pay. But on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2019
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes indeed Doug, I knew it would be...

Yes indeed Doug, I knew it would be unchallenging. I have many more to come of greater difficulty, but not tonight. Moving home for a few days!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2019
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
OK, another rear end. Ought to be straightforward...

OK, another rear end. Ought to be straightforward for our Transpondine members

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/projectshopmeet-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2019
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes - the clue is in the plate mention of Rod and...

Yes - the clue is in the plate mention of Rod and the swirls on the paintwork - definitely bodywork has been done.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2019
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That is an absolute beauty netslider - I love...

That is an absolute beauty netslider - I love that era of French cars!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2019
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Definitely a Plymouth. Beyond that I had to rely...

Definitely a Plymouth. Beyond that I had to rely on a bit of googling and it looks like a Plymouth Belvedere from the 50s.

Sneaky using the rear end - very few photos out there!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-27-2019
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yep - 404 drophead. Too easy!

Yep - 404 drophead.

Too easy!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I took full advantage of the excellent West...

I took full advantage of the excellent West Yorkshire Cameras 10% off sale last Sunday. Having followed them for years it was a genuine 10% too.

Most other retailers will have jacked their prices up...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-26-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,472
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
When I bought a CL in the Wetzlar Leica Store...

When I bought a CL in the Wetzlar Leica Store this summer I was explicitly told by the specialist there responsible for the older cameras that it had no warranty. The reason being that Leica no...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 11-26-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 50,657
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm more of an old car guy but I love the...

I'm more of an old car guy but I love the sharpness, the tones and the rendering from that lens on that wonderful sensor. A friend has the same camera and it is stunning in its detail.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 11-26-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 50,657
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gosh, what a superb image!

Gosh, what a superb image!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-26-2019
Replies: 9,181
Views: 909,932
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The last of my buying posts as there is nothing...

The last of my buying posts as there is nothing more needed to complete my kit, and once I have successfully moved (the end of this week) the big clear out begins. But I'd been wanting a 50mm Zeiss C...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Miehrman having a particularly moody week....

Miehrman having a particularly moody week.

Evocative and moody cloister (but not claustrophobic)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3187/med_U3187I1574211726.SEQ.0.jpg

The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,293
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Traded in my F5 for a new D70, used that for...

Traded in my F5 for a new D70, used that for several years until the mirror locked up.

Six years with Lumix (lovely lens) then I returned to a D700 which I hardly used except for pics of antiques...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-24-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,355
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's the same with me, I think it's UK specific....

It's the same with me, I think it's UK specific. I put the adblock on originally because the Mail was appalling for video ads starting unprompted, now it's unusable.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-24-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 7,792
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Double groan...

Double groan...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-23-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,355
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I can safely say no pro photographer's livelihood...

I can safely say no pro photographer's livelihood is threatened by any photo I take, smartphone or no. But I do know a serious pro (one of the few making a very good living) who uses his all the time...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-23-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,472
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
They aren't ideal for 35mm and are also not...

They aren't ideal for 35mm and are also not cheap. I did not get on with the rangefinder patch on my otherwise excellent CL.

Sadly now none of the M system lenses or cameras are cheap in any way....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-22-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,472
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
If you want a lighter option M mount then a...

If you want a lighter option M mount then a Voigtlander Bessa R2 It has metering, but it's now about the same price as an M2.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-22-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,315
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
No, not once in my recollection.

No, not once in my recollection.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2019
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A good one Doubalister! (I would say that)....

A good one Doubalister! (I would say that). Here's another for the assembled car nuts to have a crack at.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/mysterycar-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-21-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,560
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I know the feeling. I'm letting my current house...

I know the feeling. I'm letting my current house to move down to the South West, and as I look at bags and boxes full of cameras to move, and those remaining to be packed (it's a two trip job) I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-20-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,560
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The cost is mere peanuts compared to old...

The cost is mere peanuts compared to old cars.

Congratulate yourself that you have a lens you can use and upon the lesson learned.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-20-2019
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What a lovely 02! Many moons ago I owned a 2002...

What a lovely 02! Many moons ago I owned a 2002 tii which the last owner had modified extensively (and badly). Lovely little thing to drive though!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-20-2019
Replies: 1,976
Views: 301,180
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's a Ferrari 348 US model. I used to live...

It's a Ferrari 348 US model.

I used to live round the corner from the main London Ferrari dealership so it's not that uncommon to me!
Forum: Leica SL 11-19-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,921
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Your own hair probably. Take some lederhosen for...

Your own hair probably.

Take some lederhosen for your walking frame and join in the thigh slapping fun!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2019
Replies: 9,181
Views: 909,932
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks - that I did not know! It is even more...

Thanks - that I did not know! It is even more capable, and really very much an insider's camera.

I have some gorgeous M42 lenses and sometimes it's tough choosing which to take. Ultimately I have a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,583
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sounds so like some much larger companies I have...

Sounds so like some much larger companies I have encountered. The thing about chasing a dream though is that rationality often goes out the window, so they may well succeed because of that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2019
Replies: 9,181
Views: 909,932
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
O grief, now a well priced 28mm Biogon f2.8 ZM...

O grief, now a well priced 28mm Biogon f2.8 ZM just turned up on 35MMC. I actually think I've bought everything I want apart from a 50mm C Sonnar, and that can wait.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 9,303
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wonderful! Such atmosphere.

Wonderful! Such atmosphere.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-19-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had an M6 and have an M5. I find the M5 is a...

I had an M6 and have an M5. I find the M5 is a bit bigger and heavier but much more ergonomic and the shutter speed dial is so much easier to use without taking your eye from the finder. It's also a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2019
Replies: 9,181
Views: 909,932
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The holy grail of below the radar open aperture...

The holy grail of below the radar open aperture metering M42 cameras, scored off ebay for an extortionate £21, and fully working. Just needs new mirror foam. The Chinon CE Memotron - enables all M42...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-18-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thank you for sharing that Ko.Fe, his photos are...

Thank you for sharing that Ko.Fe, his photos are wonderful, and it is a shame to have heard of him only upon his passing.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,037
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Citroen SM Citroen XM V6 Citroen XM 2.1 Are the...

Citroen SM
Citroen XM V6
Citroen XM 2.1

Are the only French ones I've owned. I've done my bit and bear the scars.
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