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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By David Hughes
My Leica R5 had them and I've seen a lot for sale...

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



Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, There's a lot of info about them all over...

Hi,

There's a lot of info about them all over the internet; here's a clue to the date of your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9,109
Views: 896,681
Posted By David Hughes
Wot, no film bought?

Wot, no film bought?
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9,109
Views: 896,681
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks for the reference which I didn't pick up...

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

BTW, it vaguely...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, The first two digits of the serial number...

Hi,

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

The serial number of yours suggests 1972 to me.

I'll wish you luck...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9,109
Views: 896,681
Posted By David Hughes
I saw this odd looking camera and wondered what...

I saw this odd looking camera and wondered what it was about; the best way forward was to buy it and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
IIRC this was based on something from the USA and...

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

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

The engine was a maid...
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Days Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 5,720
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting question but you might just have well...

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


I asked my dentist, btw, and she shuddered at the thought but the answer...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,423
Posted By David Hughes
Two advantages of old fashioned designs; that's...

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

Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, my take on that is that "less is more" to...

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

I can see what you mean, however...

Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
I was tempted by it but mostly by the frame but...

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

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

I was hoping to put a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,423
Posted By David Hughes
Q. How do Leicas break? A. Like any other...

Q. How do Leicas break?


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


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
Advert for a 1958 Cadillac

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

Just after seeing the '59 model (above) I saw a framed advert for the '58 version. It was in a shop behind heap...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By David Hughes
A lot of us swear by Oleg and no one has ever...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,995
Posted By David Hughes
You'll have to estimate the 35mm framing as the...

You'll have to estimate the 35mm framing as the CL frames are for 40, 50 and 90. The CLE's are for 28, 40 and 90mm. The CL VF can be used for 35mm by ignoring the frame lines but I've never tried it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,149
Posted By David Hughes
I see the M6 as the best long term Leica camera...

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

There are a lot of OM cameras a lot cheaper than the OM-4 and they are all good. In my part of the world the OM10 (even with the manual...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,149
Posted By David Hughes
Adjust the aperture first then release the focus...

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


Regards, David


PS I think your plan is OK. Ask to see the letter from Leica saying that the sensor has been changed.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By David Hughes
With old cameras you have to laugh as the only...

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


Anyway, I'll wish you luck with the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 636
Views: 161,825
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/The-Leica-M...

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

The Minolta appears twice for comparison. And it shows one of the advantages of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 636
Views: 161,825
Posted By David Hughes
Not sure who rebadged what but there are a lot of...

Not sure who rebadged what but there are a lot of similar cameras with a wider variety of names on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 140
Views: 5,547
Posted By David Hughes
It's a name I remember but haven't seen around...

It's a name I remember but haven't seen around for ages, although I have one. I vaguely think they had a historic role years ago because they introduced something or the other that went...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 140
Views: 5,547
Posted By David Hughes
Where do firms like Avia fit into this? I have a...

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


I'm tempted, btw, to put our two joke watches here just to lower the tone or else give you all a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,370
Posted By David Hughes
If you are worried about the screw loosening etc...

If you are worried about the screw loosening etc then have a look at Loctite thread locker. A lot of people think it's a glue but it isn't. There's a data sheet...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 930
Posted By David Hughes
Yeah, that Barnack design of shutter (via FED and...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By David Hughes
If you already have cameras that take the sort of...

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

Or resign yourself to the fact that you are a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By David Hughes
Trigger Voltage

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


As I couldn't remember I searched and found this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 4,100
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-6CdtzHR/...

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


This tree stood here for well over 400 years and then one day someone decided it had to go. The lane beside it is only...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By David Hughes
There's a Vivitar 2500 that covers 35, 50 & 85mm...

There's a Vivitar 2500 that covers 35, 50 & 85mm lenses by pulling the front forwards, plus 28mm with a clip on accessory that also diffuses or adds a catch light. Plus it bounces and works at...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,219
Posted By David Hughes
Well, um, I use all the speeds going and don't...

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


As for printing, you need a lot of experience to print and that's the problem for newcomers. Add in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 230
Views: 16,851
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-4PM2vJ...

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


My Contax Tix taken with the wife's Tix or, perhaps, vice versa. It's small and neat; the lens hood can be...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,219
Posted By David Hughes
And you'll need an exposure meter...

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

I managed without for years but I was using B&W film then and FP3 had a fairly wide latitude and I was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-PZsrwWR/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-PZsrwWR/0/bf5803d3/O/Scimitar.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 540
Views: 50,027
Posted By David Hughes
In a charity shop...

In a charity shop window...


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


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


Regards,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,219
Posted By David Hughes
The real problem with pre-war Leica outfits is...

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

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


My one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,353
Posted By David Hughes
KMZ made a Zenit that took Pentax "K" mount...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,219
Posted By David Hughes
You wanted some words of wisdom, so I'll start by...

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

As I see it, daily use means carrying the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
Well, I dunno about that... As for driving for...

Well, I dunno about that...

As for driving for fun; when we both had jobs and both needed cars we always had a large-ish sort of tourer (meaning comfortable with a decent boot) and a smaller one for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
FWIW, we were both staying at the same place and...

FWIW, we were both staying at the same place and the owner let me drive the thing; a 1960's classic. More recently several appeared in my road and, as you do, you chat to neighbours and learn these...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, A neighbour's father had one and spent 23k...

Hi,

A neighbour's father had one and spent 23k on it in two years. His opinion was that you've got to spend at least 30K to get going. I shall stick to the boring and/or reasonably exciting having...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
I've sworn to get one but it depends on a lottery...

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

Regards, David


PS Or an Austin Champ;...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
Austin...

Austin Six


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


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


Regards,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 7,861
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I have often thought that lenses, especially...

Hi,

I have often thought that lenses, especially the collapsible ones, act like pistons. So sucking and blowing and eventually the dust builds up. My main worry being grit as I have seen what it can...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 733
Posted By David Hughes
What would be useful would be a sticky thread in...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 7,861
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, I guess that shows that they can take it...

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


Thanks again, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,109
Views: 896,681
Posted By David Hughes
My guess, and it's nothing more, is that no one...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 7,861
Posted By David Hughes
There's no real, guaranteed 100% answer....

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


FWIW, those black cameras with the brass worn and showing make me wonder...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 733
Posted By David Hughes
We need a sticky thread on which we can list all...

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


Trouble is, too...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 737
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, The M2 might be a suitable alternative to...

Hi,


The M2 might be a suitable alternative to the M4 and cheaper but this (price) varies from country to country and day to day at times. There are also some bargain Leica lenses about like the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-31-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By David Hughes
Try www.jackthehat.co.uk/lens-hoods-c-38.html...

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


Regards, David


PS I'm just one of their happy customers; no...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-29-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,958
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, took me back 60 or 65 years when I went...

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


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-28-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,273
Posted By David Hughes
I'm feeling hungry and thirsty just looking at...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,877
Posted By David Hughes
When we go travelling to new places we both take...

When we go travelling to new places we both take the same camera as we need less spare batteries and chargers (meaning only one of each). And we have a back up both can use without mental...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 2,995
Posted By David Hughes
Problems focusing the Pentax could be a simple...

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

And two...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 2,995
Posted By David Hughes
Here's my tu'pence worth:- M6 and...

Here's my tu'pence worth:-

M6 and Summicron

Your original choice and I think the one you should go for but be warned that there are a lot of different Summicrons and there's the question of VF...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 2,995
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly, but I think he/she wants to know about...

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

The other...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,573
Posted By David Hughes
Leica CL bought secondhand with both 40 and 90mm...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-25-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By David Hughes
OTOH, who would even think of selling one of them...

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


REgards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-25-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,018
Posted By David Hughes
Oh dear. That's a path I went down; thinking a...

Oh dear. That's a path I went down; thinking a good copy of a Leica II with a few minor mod's and a Zeiss Conax lens would be interesting led me to the Zorki(-1) an a Jupiter-8 and then an Industar...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-25-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,018
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Do take care, you've reached a point where...

Hi,


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

It can attack in two ways, you'll either start looking for good ones in other versions like...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, it has a lot to do with how I use a camera....

Hmmm, it has a lot to do with how I use a camera. I saw a model II for sale at a price I could afford in the early 60's and 20 or 30 years later realised that its specification was what I used in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,457
Posted By David Hughes
I can understand him; I feel the same every time...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By David Hughes
Surely the classic and best Barnack is the early...

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

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


Regards David
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2019
Replies: 140
Views: 5,547
Posted By David Hughes
My experience of Omegas based on several watches...

My experience of Omegas based on several watches and decades is that they get stolen and are expensive to replace, they are not as accurate as I'd expect and are expensive to service and when they...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By David Hughes
Ilford FP4 Plus, surely? Modern in other words....

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



Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-26-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,230
Posted By David Hughes
Just looked at one of my cheap, secondhand...

Just looked at one of my cheap, secondhand limited edition Leicas and the instructions in German show the menu screens are in English. That suggests you have to be bilingual to use them if only one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By David Hughes
Agfa CT 18, sighs and then sobs quietly...

Agfa CT 18, sighs and then sobs quietly...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-26-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,179
Posted By David Hughes
I had the same problem with the XD's only they...

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

If you add every maker to the "every format or style" criteria you'll be able to keep a lot more...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-26-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,009
Posted By David Hughes
by "hack" I guess they mean"understand and...

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

Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-25-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,230
Posted By David Hughes
And the other pita is buying one second hand and...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,629
Posted By David Hughes
It's all those buttons, switches and the screen...

It's all those buttons, switches and the screen that complicate them. I can grab my film cameras quickly, wind on and be focussing easily. Grab a digital camera quickly and strange things can happen,...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-25-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,179
Posted By David Hughes
Starting to sell them off is easy but sooner or...

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


Or you could buy a bigger house or flat.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,629
Posted By David Hughes
It's looking as though a lot of us have a lot of...

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

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

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,629
Posted By David Hughes
An interesting question but minimalist to me...

An interesting question but minimalist to me means not having a RF or SLR and only a simple small (meaning minimum weight) camera with a minimum of controls and a prime lens. During my film days that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By David Hughes
That price was a shock, I'll think twice before...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-24-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,179
Posted By David Hughes
That's a hard one to answer; my old Yashica had...

That's a hard one to answer; my old Yashica had slightly better lenses than my Trip but not by much. More to the point the Trip has clearer marking to the focus scale but a plain VF. It also has...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-24-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,179
Posted By David Hughes
I had one years ago and was struck by the lens...

I had one years ago and was struck by the lens quality when sorting old prints. So bought another in black and, of course, disaster struck.

As far as focussing goes there's nothing to complain about...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-22-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,179
Posted By David Hughes
My four are:- Konica C35 - film in it at...

My four are:-


Konica C35 - film in it at present,
Mamiya 135 EE - used earlier this year,
Olympus XA - the next to be used but
Yashica 35-ME (Black) - awaiting repair (glass cracked &...
Forum: Lomography 09-16-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,364
Posted By David Hughes
Some answers are beginning to suggest the...

Some answers are beginning to suggest the Brownie...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,256
Posted By David Hughes
People have been buying clothes, wearing them to...

People have been buying clothes, wearing them to a party or wedding and then returning them to the shop for a refund for years. A local fiddle was to buy locally but return to the branch in Milton...
Forum: Lomography 09-16-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,364
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, it was a Sunday, a day of rest and all work...

Hmmm, it was a Sunday, a day of rest and all work and no play etc, etc...


Regards, David
Forum: Lomography 09-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,364
Posted By David Hughes
And to go with them the Kodak 120 and 35mm films...

And to go with them the Kodak 120 and 35mm films and, of course, the Tessar.


Regards, David
Forum: Lomography 09-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,364
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Yes, I would have said that but wondered...

Hi,


Yes, I would have said that but wondered about minor changes.

F'instance the Leica standard ran from 1932 to 1950.

As for the III's there's ling and short versions. The longer die cast body...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-15-2019
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
Pick ups are interesting as a lot of makers did...

Pick ups are interesting as a lot of makers did small runs of them; I once saw a Morris Marina pick-up and then there's other variations like the old Jaguar (60's etc) as estate cars and so on.


All...
Forum: Lomography 09-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,364
Posted By David Hughes
Difficult to answer as the criteria isn't very...

Difficult to answer as the criteria isn't very fixed but the first Leica in commercial production was 1925 and it ended in 1960 as the IIIg but some were still being assembled/sold by Leitz in 1970....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,038
Posted By David Hughes
Well as "the Black Dial has a really messed up...

Well as "the Black Dial has a really messed up shutter and curtains" I'd get that one done now while we are still sure of parts for it. A few years down the line and we may not have them available....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-13-2019
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
Yup but difficult to dig out of the mud and get...

Yup but difficult to dig out of the mud and get home for a bit of work on them...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
And that engine had a lot of lives in various...

And that engine had a lot of lives in various forms; rather like the Barnacks...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
Fun seems to be the missing ingredient in a lot...

Fun seems to be the missing ingredient in a lot of things these days. CPU's make them very wonderful but too complex and, worse still, bland these days.


I just wish I could afford/justify buying a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By David Hughes
Another solution is to neatly label the cassettes...

Another solution is to neatly label the cassettes "1", "2" etc or else use "A", "B" etc. But you have to make a note of what's in each and can lose the note...

That way the label on the cassettes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By David Hughes
FWIW, if testing three cameras by moving a single...

FWIW, if testing three cameras by moving a single cassette between them etc; it pays to take a picture of the other two cameras as no 1 for each test.


That way you know which of the three took the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-10-2019
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
OK, I know I should only post photo's...

OK, I know I should only post photo's but...


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pristine-mini-1967-plastic-seat-19896595


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2019
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-HzZXSg9/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-HzZXSg9/0/e899f528/O/Napier-Railton.jpg


Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,679
Posted By David Hughes
Ooops, I forgot to add that there's a serious...

Ooops, I forgot to add that there's a serious source of info about the OM range here:-


https://esif.world-traveller.org/om-sif/bodygroup.htm


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By David Hughes
I have often wondered if it would work with the...

I have often wondered if it would work with the camera placed on a flat surface, so the blind would be vertical and the lens axis horizontal. Would the sun be too high in the sky to be within the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-09-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,844
Posted By David Hughes
FWIW, a long, long time ago I went from that...

FWIW, a long, long time ago I went from that vintage look to the modern look when I traded in my Periflex and bought an Olympus-35 SP.

My 2d worth is that the lens, focussing and exposure improved...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2019
Replies: 9,109
Views: 896,681
Posted By David Hughes
All part of the service. BTW the focal length...

All part of the service.

BTW the focal length shows its Contax heritage. You can find a lot about it if you do a search* in Russian for the lens but the answer will be in Russian and won't tell you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-08-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,679
Posted By David Hughes
I don't know what the rest of you think but I...

I don't know what the rest of you think but I prefer the OM-1's and OM-2's; if you've SLR experience you can use them without the instruction book* as they are straight forward cameras. The 1's being...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,844
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, If you have a Leica, M bayonet or 39mm screw...

Hi,

If you have a Leica, M bayonet or 39mm screw thread, and want to get the look of a 1930's lens then the easiest way is to buy a 1930's lens and, perhaps, an adapter for the M body. Or a 40's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 9,109
Views: 896,681
Posted By David Hughes
Hi seany65, You said "I bought a collapsible...

Hi seany65,

You said "I bought a collapsible Industar 50 with case, caps and receipt thingy. I have to presume it's a receipt as I don't read whatever language it's in."

Well, would you believe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,863
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, whilst some wonderful equipment exists, I...

Hmmm, whilst some wonderful equipment exists, I can't help thinking that you have to be incredibly rich to afford it. What it would cost to buy the latest digtal equivalent of my old M2 or M6 and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,863
Posted By David Hughes
Yes, think of all those people going on a 3 month...

Yes, think of all those people going on a 3 month cruise worrying about their house catching fire and destroying their negatives or the computer being stolen and losing all their jpg's...

Luckily...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,863
Posted By David Hughes
Today's lenses and cameras are digital and the...

Today's lenses and cameras are digital and the ones of the past were/are film. So it can't be avoided.

As for better, I never print larger than 12" x 8" and have had lenses more than capable of that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,863
Posted By David Hughes
I'm in two minds about this; when I'm holding the...

I'm in two minds about this; when I'm holding the camera and taking the picture etc I like film cameras but after it's taken I prefer digital. Luckily there's good lenses for both.

It's the feel of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By David Hughes
If it annoys/irritates when it wobbles the hassle...

If it annoys/irritates when it wobbles the hassle free answer is a bit of electricians tape across the width of the base plate at the other end. Little chance of damaging anything and out of sight is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By David Hughes
You could try tightening it a little and then...

You could try tightening it a little and then trying to unscrew it. In your shoes I'd also try and repair (with a file) the screw slots before unscrewing.


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-01-2019
Replies: 417
Views: 67,857
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-G8JTBDZ/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-G8JTBDZ/0/73677c67/L/Ginger%20Lily-L.jpg


Ginger lily, probably Hedychium gardnerianum.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-30-2019
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, it hit me hard because I was the editor...

Thanks, it hit me hard because I was the editor of one of the Triumph club's magazine. It was a long time ago and these days the brain fade is creeping up on me.

Regards, David
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By David Hughes
Have you thought about the Olympus Trip-35?...

Have you thought about the Olympus Trip-35? There's a lot about at decent prices and there are people who specialise in them and sell them with a guarantee. The lens is very good by any...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-30-2019
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
Saw this just after it was posted and thought it...

Saw this just after it was posted and thought it was the V8 wotsit. Spent a couple of sleepless nights until remembering Dolomite and then thought that's another old name recycled and spent more...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-30-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,856
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, and nice to see others have tea...

Thanks, and nice to see others have tea pots...

My friend, who sadly died a while ago, was the person you'd go to if you had a timber framed house that was 300, 400 or 500 years old. He understood...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,856
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, It might amuse you; I had a friend who was...

Hi,


It might amuse you; I had a friend who was the top man in his trade and he told me once that the chopping board should be made of wood from the sycamore tree...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,856
Posted By David Hughes
You can have too many gadgets and they get in the...

You can have too many gadgets and they get in the way most of the time.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 522
Posted By David Hughes
Trouble is you need the original flexible hood to...

Trouble is you need the original flexible hood to use the filters and the lens cap; both Leica "C" lenses need them...

The odd thing to me is the way Leitz and Leica did things in unconventional...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-29-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,020
Posted By David Hughes
Sigh, Oh for the good old days when you took the...

Sigh, Oh for the good old days when you took the film into the local lab at lunch time and didn't need to label it because you'd only just taken it out of the camera...


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,126
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, That's very true but a lot of people would...

Hi,


That's very true but a lot of people would have been proud to have taken a lot of those shots. I blame forums for setting those challenges, because that's what they are.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By David Hughes
It looks as though you will end up with another...

It looks as though you will end up with another camera...


Have fun, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,126
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, If you want to turn out photo's like a pro...

Hi,


If you want to turn out photo's like a pro sports photographer then you are going to have to gear up like one and get a bit more experience. But don't abandon the RF because it will be needed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By David Hughes
I wonder about the charity shop cameras with film...

I wonder about the charity shop cameras with film in them; did the batteries fail and they not realise or what? But the fact is they abandoned the camera, film and battery.


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,198
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, It's the "everything" that I'm worried...

Hi,

It's the "everything" that I'm worried about; I do not believe that 90% of the M6's produced, cups of coffee I've drunk and books I've read are crap...

It's quite a simple test but seems to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,198
Posted By David Hughes
If that is true then he/she is only 5% wise and...

If that is true then he/she is only 5% wise and that's not wise imo. So how can it be true?


Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-26-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,747
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Evaporated demand = recession... Regards,...

Hi,

Evaporated demand = recession...

Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,020
Posted By David Hughes
FWIW I either use C200 or else FP4+ and so a...

FWIW I either use C200 or else FP4+ and so a glance at the film speed set on the camera's meter tells me what film is in it. The film carton side was used because one of my cameras (Olympus XA1) only...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,198
Posted By David Hughes
OTOH, it, photography, is not just about art....

OTOH, it, photography, is not just about art. Some of us see it as a sort of note book or diary. No more, no less.


Regards, David
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-25-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 539
Posted By David Hughes
Dufay thought that in the 1930's and so they put...

Dufay thought that in the 1930's and so they put a little self adhesive metallic cover in with rolls of 120 Dufaycolor.



Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By David Hughes
I can remember my first reaction to it when I got...

I can remember my first reaction to it when I got my M6; I think the problem is that it doesn't look Leica-ish being too lightweight...


Anyway, regardless of looks, it works and that's all we...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,020
Posted By David Hughes
Put my foot in it that time; I should have...

Put my foot in it that time; I should have remembered that you give them an inch and they take a yard...


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,020
Posted By David Hughes
Good joke but could you do it in metric for our...

Good joke but could you do it in metric for our EU friends, please?

Edit, seconds later; just realised it would be like giving your weight in stones and pounds. They'd fall about laughing at our...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-21-2019
Replies: 281
Views: 25,914
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-97LW5F2/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-97LW5F2/0/4e08a92f/O/Photo%2049584.jpg


HMS Trincomalee
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-21-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,020
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks; fwiw, I used a piece of string until I...

Thanks; fwiw, I used a piece of string until I found that chain thingy.


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,020
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-Vkb9VfG/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-Vkb9VfG/0/30468ae2/L/Label-L.jpg

And you can write on the back of the card the date the film went in etc. etc...

Regards, David
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-20-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,722
Posted By David Hughes
Once upon a time, when we were very young, every...

Once upon a time, when we were very young, every other shop sold film and you'd see it everywhere. Nowadays they don't and there's no real camera shops about and so they think it doesn't exist any...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-19-2019
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
If you like the looks of this Triumph Mayflower...

If you like the looks of this Triumph Mayflower then do a search for pictures of the four door bigger version called the Triumph Renown; with luck you'll find a picture of the longer version designed...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-19-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,747
Posted By David Hughes
OTOH, building cameras and lenses that last for...

OTOH, building cameras and lenses that last for decades with only a minimal amount of attention etc is not exactly taking advantage of their customers.

I've had my CL for decades and still use it,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-18-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,162
Posted By David Hughes
"Adjusting" for silver oxide batteries might just...

"Adjusting" for silver oxide batteries might just mean fitting a diode into the camera's meter circuit. Then a same size 1v battery could be used.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-18-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,286
Posted By David Hughes
If I remember correctly the Minolta 40mm was made...

If I remember correctly the Minolta 40mm was made by Minolta and the Leica version was made in Germany. Again, IIRF, there was an article about them being made by a sub-contractor in Germany but I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-18-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,747
Posted By David Hughes
Here's a line of thought worth following; many...

Here's a line of thought worth following; many years ago Leica wanted to up date things and got together with Minolta. That joint venture gave us the M5, the CL and a range of SLR's ending with the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-18-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,747
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly and part of that allure is being...

Exactly and part of that allure is being expensive. Would you buy a Leica lens if it was brand new and dirt cheap? Think what it would do to your (self) image...

I mean, like, do you want to end...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, It sounds as though the clutch for the take...

Hi,


It sounds as though the clutch for the take up is slipping but I've not got a IIIg and so can't say how it should be tightened. Sorry that I can't say more.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 943
Posted By David Hughes
What they like in this part of the world is to...

What they like in this part of the world is to buy a bit of land from two neighbours; meaning the bit in between the houses. Then they build two semi's* in the plot.


The lucky ones have a house a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-09-2019
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, And that reminded me of their small...

Hi,


And that reminded me of their small straight six of (?) 1600 cc but whatever became of it?


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2019
Replies: 140
Views: 5,547
Posted By David Hughes
Very wise; what it costs to service one and the...

Very wise; what it costs to service one and the time it takes to be told they can't get the part can be a shock. Even a simple thing like a new watch glass can cost an arm and a leg.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2019
Replies: 140
Views: 5,547
Posted By David Hughes
That's a word you only see in crosswords these...

That's a word you only see in crosswords these days...


Regards, David


PS I found one of the old watch faces a few weeks go, I wonder if I should put it on ebay but it might lead to a nasty fraud.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,301
Posted By David Hughes
I've just looked on ebay and Paterson tanks seem...

I've just looked on ebay and Paterson tanks seem to sell from about two pounds.



I bought one at about that price, with a Kaiser thermometer both new in box, for a friend a while ago.



Regards,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-09-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By David Hughes
Buying with ebay means you have to factor in the...

Buying with ebay means you have to factor in the PayPal charges as well and both charge based on the selling price plus post and packing (P&P as abbreviated here in the UK).

So 15% is a fair but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,301
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, FWIW, I bought my Paterson tank when I was...

Hmmm, FWIW, I bought my Paterson tank when I was still at school ( 60 to 65 years ago) and have used no other make but have upgraded to the "System 4" tank once I stopped using 120. During that time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2019
Replies: 140
Views: 5,547
Posted By David Hughes
When I was 14 or 15 I had a holiday job sweeping...

When I was 14 or 15 I had a holiday job sweeping up in a factory that repaired watches for the Govt. I often swept up watch faces and took a couple home to show people. They were black with white...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-07-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 773
Posted By David Hughes
A small point but... Some rangefinders have the...

A small point but...

Some rangefinders have the scale in feet and some in metres and some both. So best to check and seer that the RF chosen matches the scale on the camera and has the same...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,170
Posted By David Hughes
Another factor is the stupidity of buyers. Do a...

Another factor is the stupidity of buyers.

Do a search on ebay and you'll get results for BIN and auctions. But people will often bid way above BIN prices in auctions. I've made offers and had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,736
Posted By David Hughes
None of them and all of them... Regards, David

None of them and all of them...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-02-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,068
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, It took a while to find but I knew I had a...

Hi,

It took a while to find but I knew I had a note of the early lenses used on the Ur Leica somewhere.

It seems the first lens tried was a 50mm f/3.5 Kino Tessar,

then a 42mm macro-summar and/or...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I did some research once, based on lists of...

Hi,


I did some research once, based on lists of stolen Leica cameras, and, in a nutshell, they usually had a lens on them from the same year or the one earlier.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,647
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, And for those who like the Trip 35 and the...

Hi,


And for those who like the Trip 35 and the XA's style the XA1 is very nice successor and no batteries required, either...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2019
Replies: 9,109
Views: 896,681
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Wow! A happy ending to a story... What I...

Hi,


Wow! A happy ending to a story...


What I like about the CL is that, once you've got both lenses, there's no more temptation to buy lots more and worry about having the right one. And they are...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-31-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By David Hughes
Page 6 of the Leica CL instruction manual...

Page 6 of the Leica CL instruction manual says:-


"When using lenses from the LEICA M system, note the information leaflet No 120-50."


A copy of the leaflet (as a pdf) used to be available but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,162
Posted By David Hughes
There's always next week...

There's always next week...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,307
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Far better is to go on taking pictures and...

Hi,


Far better is to go on taking pictures and quit worrying about it. I often look at how many hits my snaps get and wonder what on earth people see in the pictures but the stat's say they are...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-28-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,986
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-KpndFt...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-KpndFtx/0/9061091f/XL/Photo%2010%20%2B%2B-XL.jpg


York Minster, an Olympus XA2 photo...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-28-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,986
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Shuttleworth/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Shuttleworth/i-MSBZpGk/0/6912caef/X2/Photo%2032-X2.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-28-2019
Replies: 281
Views: 25,914
Posted By David Hughes
It's amazing and very pleasing the number of old...

It's amazing and very pleasing the number of old or elderly ships about and still afloat. And a good thing too.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,769
Posted By David Hughes
When I did air shows I carried two cameras...

When I did air shows I carried two cameras because you need a tele lens for planes flying but a WA or Std for things happening on the ground and may not have time to swap lenses and so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,307
Posted By David Hughes
There's a lot of people about who haven't got a...

There's a lot of people about who haven't got a photographer's eye but who do have a book about their kind of photography and have memorised the sort of picture they like so that they can do minor...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By David Hughes
And these days with digital cameras and phones...

And these days with digital cameras and phones there are literally hundreds of thousands of photo's and so on. Just wait a few years and be very selective.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2019
Replies: 9,109
Views: 896,681
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, FWIW (Cont'd), the meter arm has a...

Hi,


FWIW (Cont'd), the meter arm has a mechanical connection, that has been reported as a source of problems; usually solved by cleaning, IRC.


Regards, David


PS Had my CL for decades and I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2019
Replies: 9,109
Views: 896,681
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Lucky you. FWIW, when Leica moved away from...

Hi,


Lucky you. FWIW, when Leica moved away from MK Newton Ellis and Co took over care of my CL.


Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-24-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,337
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Yes, completely different. There's manuals...

Hi,


Yes, completely different. There's manuals all over the www to look at and see just what a nice package the serious ones were. Look here,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 980
Posted By David Hughes
And kitchen sink makes a perfect water...

And kitchen sink makes a perfect water bath.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By David Hughes
I hope they don't read the opening post...

I hope they don't read the opening post...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-23-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By David Hughes
The number of pixels comes into it; assuming a...

The number of pixels comes into it; assuming a pixel is a dot when printed then 300 pixels or dots to the inch (dpi) is very high quality and 200 is OK. I've also printed at 100 dpi to see what...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-22-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,230
Posted By David Hughes
A lot of people seem happy with the O series...

A lot of people seem happy with the O series clone and its modern lens. And one of two digital limited editions turn up from time to time as silly/affordable prices.


At least the O series was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-21-2019
Replies: 281
Views: 25,914
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-pghJCks/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-pghJCks/0/0a846871/O/P1010250.jpg


HMS Trincomalee

By a quirk of fate it was built for a war in 1817 but the war ended before it was ready and it was never...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,337
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, 1, I do not live in Birmingham and not many...

Hi,

1, I do not live in Birmingham and not many RFF visitors and users do; so I think my point is valid. I would be a very happy bunny if I could buy all the film and batteries I like/need locally...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By David Hughes
It might be easier to get a tripod that has one...

It might be easier to get a tripod that has one built in...


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,880
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, My point was that I was surprised it hadn't...

Hi,

My point was that I was surprised it hadn't been mentioned when other makes had. Not to point out that it was superior or anything, just surprise...

As I can see one as I type I searched for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-20-2019
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,910
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-x8XMQj...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-x8XMQj2/0/0e3b6821/XL/14238-XL.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/APS/i-z89hw6G/0/824f779f/XL/Contax%20Tix%2024-XL.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 611
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-tqRKGv...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-tqRKGvS/0/ea64eb82/O/Moon%202.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-20-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,337
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting that no one has mentioned the Olympus...

Interesting that no one has mentioned the Olympus SLR's that were bridge cameras and released in the late 90's. They are called iS and some number in this country, eg Olympus iS-3000.

I think they...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 950
Posted By David Hughes
The trouble with most of these p&s's etc is few...

The trouble with most of these p&s's etc is few of them let you know what the exposure is. So there no way you can compare lenses.


Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 3,766
Views: 719,955
Posted By David Hughes
And don't forget Jane Bown. Look at the self...

And don't forget Jane Bown. Look at the self portrait at the end of these photo's. It's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,337
Posted By David Hughes
Huss, The problem is not the batteries...

Huss,

The problem is not the batteries themselves but the various rules and regulations that make them difficult and expensive. In this country you can't send a lot of types of batteries in the post...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,701
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, very interestng. Regards, David

Thanks, very interestng.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,701
Posted By David Hughes
True but I mentioned the price of the camera a...

True but I mentioned the price of the camera a while ago, add in a few (say 3 or 4) modern Leica lenses to use the 24 megapixels and the costs start going wild. Then there's a printer, I don't know...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,337
Posted By David Hughes
FWIW, my comments have been based on experience...

FWIW, my comments have been based on experience and I have the bills to prove it. And I have been buying batteries for cameras since the 1960's.



Regards, David
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,701
Posted By David Hughes
True but a balanced response would be best...

True but a balanced response would be best surely? There's both for and against...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,701
Posted By David Hughes
Agreed and since the Leica new is about six...

Agreed and since the Leica new is about six thousand pounds here, plus a few lenses, I think/thought my point was obvious.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,701
Posted By David Hughes
A lot of us have film cameras and you can buy a...

A lot of us have film cameras and you can buy a lot of B&W film for the price of these digital paragons...


Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,337
Posted By David Hughes
The trouble, or perhaps the point, is that some...

The trouble, or perhaps the point, is that some batteries are expensive for some cameras and have to be disposable batteries. You have to take them on trust and they can fail after being dropped or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,880
Posted By David Hughes
Fascinating that no one has mentioned Paterson's...

Fascinating that no one has mentioned Paterson's tanks. They came as a system and so you could do one 35mm length in the smallest version and several mixed formats in the tallest. and somewhere in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-18-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,147
Posted By David Hughes
I seem to remember the USSR did this with some...

I seem to remember the USSR did this with some Leitz and CZ lenses in the 30's and 40's...


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,880
Posted By David Hughes
Larry and Godfrey, Thanks, I guessed it would...

Larry and Godfrey,


Thanks, I guessed it would be 120 and 35mm but thought it best to ask.



Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,337
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Despite having a lot of Minolta SLR's in the...

Hi,

Despite having a lot of Minolta SLR's in the heap I've no experience of the 5 but I will say that their lenses are very good. I wish you hadn't mentioned it; it reminded me that I keep wondering...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,880
Posted By David Hughes
I'm curious as it says on the box that it is the...

I'm curious as it says on the box that it is the first multi format daylight loading etc. But what are the formats, bearing in mind that only 120 and 35mm exist plus home cut 127 and perhaps others...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,337
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly, and they don't have to be Nikons. I've...

Exactly, and they don't have to be Nikons. I've had Minolta, Olympus and Pentax SLR's for a pound or two. There's also a lot of unappreciated lenses out there.


Going for the "pro" cameras is a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,438
Posted By David Hughes
They are working on it... Regards, David

They are working on it...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,438
Posted By David Hughes
I wish it was, it hit 31C a couple of weeks ago...

I wish it was, it hit 31C a couple of weeks ago and now is only 26C outside. Friends in France have been trying to cope with 46C...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,438
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, This is a very easy question to ask but a...

Hi,

This is a very easy question to ask but a very difficult one to answer.

The problem is that, by the time you notice something is odd, a lot of other things will also need a little TLC. And if...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-16-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By David Hughes
Welcome aboard. This might explain things; as...

Welcome aboard.

This might explain things; as you may know, in the early 30's the USSR copied the Leica Model II and called it the FED. WW2 came along and the FED works were destroyed and so KMZ in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,338
Posted By David Hughes
In their advertising in the 60's Bushnell used to...

In their advertising in the 60's Bushnell used to say that their small (?8 x 20) binoculars were the ones chosen by NASA.


Regards, David
Forum: Olympus RF 06-28-2019
Replies: 151
Views: 47,624
Posted By David Hughes
Surely, after reading all these post you can...

Surely, after reading all these post you can decide one way or the other?

(Edit) There is a review from Modern Photography, November 1979 here:- http://www.diaxa.com/xa.htm

You have to scroll down...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,560
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks. There was a website that would tell you...

Thanks.


There was a website that would tell you the maker and aliases from that number but it seems to have vanished into the usual WWW black hole (sigh).


Perhaps someone else knows what happened...
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