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Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
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Posted By David Hughes
Or freezer bags that "zip" shut. Regards,...

Or freezer bags that "zip" shut.


Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 3,433
Posted By David Hughes
I was taking high-end to mean high spend not just...

I was taking high-end to mean high spend not just turning out good photo's. A lot of people spurn stuff that's off the shelf in favour of modifying something and wasting money.


Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 3,433
Posted By David Hughes
I thought the OM-3 and OM-4ti were discontinued...

I thought the OM-3 and OM-4ti were discontinued in 2003 but lenses were being made some time longer. It's a good point though but many see the OM's as professional cameras and my very early one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 3,433
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmmm, something titanium and with a 40mm lens...

Hmmmm, something titanium and with a 40mm lens modified at enormous expense to fit and match it. Sounds fun.



Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 3,433
Posted By David Hughes
The popular versions date from the 70's and 80's...

The popular versions date from the 70's and 80's and so there is no way you can be 100% certain but that applies to every film camera as they will all be secondhand now. I've had good ones and bad...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 3,433
Posted By David Hughes
Took one of mine in for repair and the technician...

Took one of mine in for repair and the technician sniffed it and said it wasn't the condenser. Rang the next day and said it was one of the older ones without the problem and was easily fixed. It was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 3,433
Posted By David Hughes
Well, it (my R5) was working OK but then started...

Well, it (my R5) was working OK but then started eating batteries. I took it into Leica and they sent it and the lens to Germany for an estimate and the answer came to about UKP 860 and listed a lot...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 3,433
Posted By David Hughes
Wanting a 40mm knocks out all the Leica SLR's but...

Wanting a 40mm knocks out all the Leica SLR's but there you are...


If I was rich I'd get either the R5 and send it to Leica to restore to the original specification or else an R8 plus, of course, 3...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 3,433
Posted By David Hughes
Back to the Olympus range; I'd suggest the OM-2...

Back to the Olympus range; I'd suggest the OM-2 variations. Just which one is hard to say; I tend to like the one I'm using. That's the OM-2, the OM-2N and the OM-2SP but I've no OM 40mm just - on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 1,413
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly; I've a collection and I put film through...

Exactly; I've a collection and I put film through all of them but 3 or 4 old cameras take as many photo's as all the other in total. The reason being that I'm comfortable with the old ones and the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 3,433
Posted By David Hughes
Pentax made a nice, neat 40mm f/2.8 lens but that...

Pentax made a nice, neat 40mm f/2.8 lens but that was a long long time ago. It makes a neat package with any of the "super" K mount bodies.


Look here:-...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 139
Views: 6,921
Posted By David Hughes
Youngsters and their Parents will like this...

Here it is:-


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52149055


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,634
Posted By David Hughes
A long, long time ago we all used to wind the...

A long, long time ago we all used to wind the film on at the last minutes because the bellows might just suck it forward.


I can't see that happening with a Summar although it does have to be pulled...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,634
Posted By David Hughes
It's ancient but cassette sizes and so on were...

It's ancient but cassette sizes and so on were discussed here:-


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=120930&highlight=43.6mm


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly, anything secondhand is iffy... But...

Exactly, anything secondhand is iffy... But generally nothing to do with the makers.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,476
Posted By David Hughes
But this shows how the meaning has been...

But this shows how the meaning has been lost.

It's possible to be both amateur and professional at the same time (like me) because I don't do it for money but I do it brilliantly ;-)

And there are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 5 Days Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,272
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, I'd suggest buying the best looking one...

Hmmm, I'd suggest buying the best looking one from a dealer as looks can't be repaired and good looks suggest it hasn't been dropped or knocked. Dealers usually give a guarantee and honour them....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 819
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, it's worse than I thought. And a lot of...

Thanks, it's worse than I thought. And a lot of people talk about compatibility...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 819
Posted By David Hughes
My Summitar lives on my IIIc and is one of the...

My Summitar lives on my IIIc and is one of the coated ones. It is a lovely lens. That's not a very technical term but it's the best I can think of...

Whatever you do, do not even think about the...
Forum: Olympus RF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 164
Views: 49,016
Posted By David Hughes
Cor! TYVM, I'm flattered, David

Cor! TYVM, I'm flattered, David
Forum: Olympus RF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 164
Views: 49,016
Posted By David Hughes
Years ago I was putting the lens on my M2 when I...

Years ago I was putting the lens on my M2 when I realised that the Summaron and M2 had the same spec (apart from the electronics) as the XA. So I put a film in both duplicated every shot and took the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
Saab 93's with the soft top are very, very...

Saab 93's with the soft top are very, very tempting.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 819
Posted By David Hughes
I am so pleased that farlymac has mentioned the...

I am so pleased that farlymac has mentioned the Zorki as by now it is established that you must expect to buy some camera, test it and perhaps be disappointed. This isn't surprising as a secondhand...
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,476
Posted By David Hughes
The real trouble is that the word "professional"...

The real trouble is that the word "professional" has been over used and lost its meaning; like the "silver" coins* in my pocket...


Perhaps we should continue to use words like "amateur" and "hobby"...
Forum: Olympus RF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 164
Views: 49,016
Posted By David Hughes
There's enough pictures in this to show what they...

There's enough pictures in this to show what they can do and they are perfect for sticking in your pocket and taking everywhere. If you want to do billboards or posters then look elsewhere or carry...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,120
Posted By David Hughes
The difference between a Leica reloadable...

The difference between a Leica reloadable cassette then and a modern one is a matter of height. Most of us cut out a cardboard washer or two and use it/them as spacers.


This should show the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 819
Posted By David Hughes
If the important word is start then I'd suggest...

If the important word is start then I'd suggest the classic model II and an Elmar. A simple version that many people love but be warned; no matter what you start with you will end with a lot of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By David Hughes
Article about Lartigue and a new book.

The title says it all:-
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/mar/29/jacques-henri-lartigue-portrait-of-the-photographer-as-a-young-man

I've always liked his photos and some of you may...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,476
Posted By David Hughes
I thought amateurs did it because they liked it;...

I thought amateurs did it because they liked it; I had amo; amas; amat* bashed into me at school. That it (Latin) came in handy after 60 years pleases me...


Regards, David




* A typical Latin...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,557
Posted By David Hughes
It would be more interesting to know what they...

It would be more interesting to know what they actually sold and what came back for repair...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,557
Posted By David Hughes
Or they have lost/not got the instruction book...

Or they have lost/not got the instruction book and don't know what to do...



Regards, David
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 4,033
Posted By David Hughes
We've extended spring cleaning "for the duration"...

We've extended spring cleaning "for the duration" and have found a lot of things we'd forgotten and have a mountain of stuff to take to the charity shops once we are allowed out.


The old car...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
Fascinating how many cars had bits that you must...

Fascinating how many cars had bits that you must get to that were blocked; especially spark plugs... And they they used to go on and on about how much it cost to design them and the designers would...
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 4,033
Posted By David Hughes
I could scan some and put it on my website for...

I could scan some and put it on my website for you to print out and use... ;-)


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,689
Posted By David Hughes
They (my newspaper this morning) are talking...

They (my newspaper this morning) are talking about things getting back to normal in China.

And there's this on the BBC; No 4 is about the Italian...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,853
Posted By David Hughes
I've family photos from 1903 (or 05 or 08...

I've family photos from 1903 (or 05 or 08 according to who reads the inscription) but the lens used were lovely. Doing research into the early aviators I was impressed by many of their photos; some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,159
Views: 231,356
Posted By David Hughes
How do they do that look? Going through the...

How do they do that look?


Going through the photo's I just end up feeling inferior. So many of them and all looking down their noses at me...


Regards, David
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 4,306
Posted By David Hughes
Yes; heart breaking isn't the word... Regards,...

Yes; heart breaking isn't the word...


Regards, David
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By David Hughes
Quite right; there's copyright to think about and...

Quite right; there's copyright to think about and it lasts for a long long time...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 2,118
Posted By David Hughes
My take is that they fail due to wear and tear...

My take is that they fail due to wear and tear and so the older ones have already failed and been repaired (or sold off without telling what state they are in) but the newer ones haven't failed yet...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,359
Posted By David Hughes
You mean white and black instead of black and...

You mean white and black instead of black and white?


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By David Hughes
I always seem to be out of step. This thread...

I always seem to be out of step. This thread starts with:-

"International Women's Day
...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By David Hughes
Harmonised?

Well, I got that wrong. I thought it meant " to cause (two or more things) to be combined or to go together in a pleasing or effective way".

Hands up all those of you who are pleased by...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 4,306
Posted By David Hughes
My comment about repairs was based on bitter...

My comment about repairs was based on bitter experience too.


Regards, David


PS FWIW, ticking 8 boxes out of 10 is pretty good and 9 ex 10 almost impossible.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By David Hughes
You can't escape taxes; they are like death and...

You can't escape taxes; they are like death and the measles.


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By David Hughes
These something weeks and something days always...

These something weeks and something days always make me wonder if we are living in Stalin's Russia...

Everyone will parade at .............. with their camera and a spare film and photograph the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 4,306
Posted By David Hughes
So really it has to be the Olympus XA; a RF,...

So really it has to be the Olympus XA; a RF, f/2.8, Aperture priority, +1½ EV override, metal - not plastic - gears, thousands of them about, dozens of repairers, cheap and common batteries, top...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,041
Views: 198,335
Posted By David Hughes
Of course; it would look silly in...

Of course; it would look silly in pink...

Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-28-2020
Replies: 1,041
Views: 198,335
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-xx3dRxQ/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-xx3dRxQ/0/5a233279/O/P1010209.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1,303
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, there's a chance that the rivets have...

Hmmm, there's a chance that the rivets have failed by coming slightly loose (and then jamming out of true). That can be sorted out with a pin punch (through the holes in the spool) and a pin hammer...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-27-2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1,520
Posted By David Hughes
Several technicians sell parts from wrecks. I'd...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-26-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,120
Posted By David Hughes
Iff (in the mathematical sense) I remember...

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


The...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-22-2020
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
Looking for something else and found this:- ...

Looking for something else and found this:-


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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-22-2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1,520
Posted By David Hughes
Like...

Like this?

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

It's a late 1954 FED but I guess done fairly recently. The logo with white paint would have been a nice...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-22-2020
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
Airshows are worse; just as they do the final run...

Airshows are worse; just as they do the final run and bank so that you can get a shot that isn't straight up the exhaust pipe, someone will stand up in front of you or - worse - wave a mobile in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-22-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By David Hughes
Mystical? No, mathematical. Think of zone...

Mystical? No, mathematical.

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

Regards, David


PS If it worries...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-22-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By David Hughes
Tightening a minute fraction and then trying to...

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

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

Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2020
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
And those expensive one-offs look good from any...

And those expensive one-offs look good from any angle. I wanted a few more shots but they were getting it and a common old Jaguar ready for a wedding and kids and wedding guests were everywhere so I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-19-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By David Hughes
I never worry about infinity as the distance to...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-19-2020
Replies: 143
Views: 14,478
Posted By David Hughes
Much as I like the Olympus µ range and have film...

Much as I like the Olympus µ range and have film in one at the moment (µ[mju]-V); I am not convinced they are a good long term choice. OTOH I have had XA's and XA2's and XA3's since the day some of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2020
Replies: 50
Views: 1,377
Posted By David Hughes
A lot of these answers suggest an Olympus XA...

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


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-18-2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1,862
Posted By David Hughes
You don't need a lot of expensive equipment and...

You don't need a lot of expensive equipment and software and so on to make panoramas. I recently bought an old and battered P&S camera in a charity shop and used it to take some photo's of a local...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-18-2020
Replies: 92
Views: 6,404
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmmm, I think it should be cheap when new;...

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


So far I reckon the Smena is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-17-2020
Replies: 79
Views: 3,083
Posted By David Hughes
Anyone wishing to see the latest position can...

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

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

I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-16-2020
Replies: 79
Views: 3,083
Posted By David Hughes
Trouble is we only learn about the dud ones....

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


Regards, David
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-16-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By David Hughes
Congratulations.

Congratulations.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2020
Replies: 119
Views: 7,014
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmmm, still no mention of the stereo gear Leitz...

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

And that had the advantage of giving you a landscape picture. I think Rolleis had something...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2020
Replies: 40
Views: 1,452
Posted By David Hughes
They must think that too as I see the top shutter...

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


Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,912
Posted By David Hughes
And the Zenit was based on the Zorki with a...

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


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-11-2020
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-HqFmsdq/...

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


This was waiting outside a house and was later on decorated with ribbons and so on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-10-2020
Replies: 119
Views: 7,014
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks Vince, that's the first mention I've come...

Thanks Vince, that's the first mention I've come across of Lartigue in any forum for a long long time. I first came across his pictures when doing some research about 25 years ago, fascinating is the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1,862
Posted By David Hughes
The...

The Roaches:-


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-sHCZnh3/0/b9820225/O/The%20Roaches%20pano%203.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2020
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
No, 'cos I am this side of the big pond...

No, 'cos I am this side of the big pond...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-08-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By David Hughes
Not so dumb; people my age call them condensers...

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


Regards, David


PS And we know what KT 66's are and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2020
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
Am I alone in thinking that some of these are...

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


I don't mind them being ugly if it's just part of the function but designing ugliness seems weird to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-07-2020
Replies: 222
Views: 34,825
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-2PpQVc...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-2PpQVch/0/701e8952/XL/4973-XL.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2020
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,783
Posted By David Hughes
Those days have gone, sigh...

Those days have gone, sigh...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-07-2020
Replies: 110
Views: 3,821
Posted By David Hughes
You are lucky; I can find three sizes here. Fist...

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

What's favourite here is clusters of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-07-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By David Hughes
To add to the fun, 387 598 is on the Summilux.net...

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

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

Note : Peut aussi avoir fabriqu...
Forum: Travel 02-05-2020
Replies: 79
Views: 3,938
Posted By David Hughes
"Yes, but it depends. I never cease to amaze...

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

Hmmmm, when a young lady I know says "yes, but..." it means "no" usually but this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2020
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,783
Posted By David Hughes
This might do as proof; taken with a 1938 Leica...

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


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



Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-02-2020
Replies: 1,589
Views: 203,740
Posted By David Hughes
Knowing how cats behave this is probably their...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2020
Replies: 110
Views: 3,821
Posted By David Hughes
I think you could say the same about 4" by 6"...

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

It would be interesting to discover the print size for each lens where it starts falling...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2020
Replies: 110
Views: 3,821
Posted By David Hughes
I think these threads should be banned. All they...

I think these threads should be banned. All they do is make people dis-satisfied. I don't take photo's and then print them at 24 by 36 and go over them with a micrometer, microscope or anything...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,259
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, You ought to get the XA2 repaired; it might...

Hi,


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


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,259
Posted By David Hughes
It would be nearer the truth to say that 4x6 was...

It would be nearer the truth to say that 4x6 was cheapest then and now and so is the most popular. And most snappers use film on their holidays and being broke on return and unable to afford much...
Forum: Travel 01-29-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 3,689
Posted By David Hughes
This is what I like about photography; you can...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,259
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, In your shoes I'd go and buy some Fuji C200...

Hi,

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

Don't forget that the lens, light and exposure will affect the colour you get from the film a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-28-2020
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
There's a lot of VW Beetle rallies on all summer...

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


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-28-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks for all your comments, here's my general...

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

The lens flange on the body and the thread on the lens will only engage one way and so moving the mount on the body by 90° will move...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-28-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By David Hughes
To show what happens when old and new bodies and...

To show what happens when old and new bodies and lenses are muddled up I've a photo of an elderly (1935 batch) and younger (1955 batch) FED with normally the correct lenses but swapped over to show...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,259
Posted By David Hughes
There were hundreds of films available then; just...

There were hundreds of films available then; just looked at a book from the mid 80's and 25 of the best slide films are listed because of their characteristics and there were several not...
Forum: Travel 01-27-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 3,689
Posted By David Hughes
Talking of visas etc reminds me that the USA...

Talking of visas etc reminds me that the USA Govt. used to ask if you were intending to overthrow the Govt. by force etc, and it wasn't so long ago. A lot of people gave that as the purpose of their...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-27-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By David Hughes
Yes, moving the lens mount around was my first...

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

I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-27-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By David Hughes
Non-alignment of older USSR Lenses.

This has been making me wonder and worry for some time; mostly because I have one that appears to be a young FED or Industar-10 lens with the modern to f/16 scale and nice coatings. Alas, it seems to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,786
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, one minute it's a dream and the next we...

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


As for musicians and photographers; what photographer has to take perfect photos at the rate a musician has to hit the keys...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,786
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, what musician can play 36 or 37 notes one...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,786
Posted By David Hughes
Well, you could do what this old git does; after...

Well, you could do what this old git does; after checking I give a lot to charity shops. That's film and digital, btw, because I like them to go around and be used and there's too much hassle to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,786
Posted By David Hughes
I still can't work out what they would do in this...

I still can't work out what they would do in this school. RF's are easy to focus, exposure is fairly easy these days; mostly a matter of learning when not to trust the thing and what does that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-22-2020
Replies: 2,540
Views: 316,412
Posted By David Hughes
In a charity...

In a charity shop:-

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

Regards, David

PS That's 50 pennies, btw. A barred letter "L" is used for pounds.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,786
Posted By David Hughes
"The coolest thing a collector could do" is put...

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


And would it take that much to explain how cameras and film/digital work? I mean what would...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 3,300
Posted By David Hughes
To me "haze" suggests some clown with a spray can...

To me "haze" suggests some clown with a spray can of WD40 thinking that is how you prepare a lens or camera body for ebay. Add a hot day and a bit of evaporation and then condensation on to the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-21-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 3,300
Posted By David Hughes
This baffled me too. I would have thought that...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-21-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By David Hughes
I suspect everything has slowed down recently as...

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


Well, that's my answer and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1,314
Posted By David Hughes
My Contax Tix but it was APS and you can't get...

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


Regards, David


PS and it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1,027
Posted By David Hughes
I was talking about expectations; I've never...

I was talking about expectations; I've never noticed people talking about secondhand and elderly cars with no service history as though the maker was entirely to blame for the state the car is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1,027
Posted By David Hughes
I think the problem is that we are talking about...

I think the problem is that we are talking about lenses that are all secondhand and of varying ages and histories. F'instance a FED 10 could be nearly 85 years old and who knows what has happened to...
Forum: Yashica RF 01-19-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By David Hughes
I'll second that; they are one of the best firms...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,033
Posted By David Hughes
Yes, I wonderred if any would be using (digital)...

Yes, I wonderred if any would be using (digital) Leica as I'd expect most to be into digital Canon or Nikon. Perhaps a few use film in old Leica M's for the weekend or holidays. Perhaps so that they...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,033
Posted By David Hughes
Agreed and what I see us doing is trying to...

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

Regards, David

PS FWIW, most of today's photos that I...
Forum: RFF News 01-15-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2,245
Posted By David Hughes
These are worth a mention as the cameras are so...

These are worth a mention as the cameras are so rare (sort of) and you seldom see complete outfits. I just love those...
Forum: Travel 01-15-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 3,689
Posted By David Hughes
After this I can't see people buying proper...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,033
Posted By David Hughes
But it's all very vague; there's so many fields...

But it's all very vague; there's so many fields of photography that the best techniques in one field are the worst in another. I can think of some types of photography that are all about glamour and...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-12-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,645
Posted By David Hughes
The marketing dept. have now suggested we replace...

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


Regards, David
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,645
Posted By David Hughes
But, but (sob) scratches have to be...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Travel 01-10-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 3,689
Posted By David Hughes
"...I visited a bunch of government run bread...

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

I'd be very interested to know if they smelt like a bakery should. I still know few old fashioned bakers and the...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-10-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,645
Posted By David Hughes
Well, I live in a small village and really only...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,609
Posted By David Hughes
Difficult to answer as shillings are worthless...

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

So a fiver's worth of them...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,609
Posted By David Hughes
The trick is to keep watching and remembering...

The trick is to keep watching and remembering that many cameras have peaked and then started to drop in price. The classic example is the Olympus Trip 35 that peaked a while ago and has now started...
Forum: Travel 01-06-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By David Hughes
Given a choice I'de prefer Durham or Cardiff,...

Given a choice I'de prefer Durham or Cardiff, because they are beautiful, friendly and small-ish. More to the point I don't have to bother about ferries and drive on the wrong side of the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-05-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks. I have that trouble with articles I've...

Thanks.

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

Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-05-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By David Hughes
"QC got so bad that many finished parts and...

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


Can you give a source for this,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 845
Posted By David Hughes
That explains a lot of the dust etc in some of...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 143
Views: 14,478
Posted By David Hughes
True; I was watching someone - ages ago - filming...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,609
Posted By David Hughes
Ha! I've just realised that the M6's are a prop...

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



Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2020
Replies: 178
Views: 8,147
Posted By David Hughes
Fascinating; thanks; David

Fascinating; thanks; David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,609
Posted By David Hughes
Did you see any of them taking photo's with their...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,609
Posted By David Hughes
The more boring cameras and the ignored are also...

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


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-01-2020
Replies: 629
Red
Views: 140,565
Posted By David Hughes
If you can't afford the car then the digital...

If you can't afford the car then the digital camera might just be within the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-01-2020
Replies: 629
Red
Views: 140,565
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-NSSsjgs/...

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


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


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2020
Replies: 84
Views: 2,675
Posted By David Hughes
When I read threads like this I wonder how we old...

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

And so I checked by looking at my vintage camera and so on. I used a 35mm camera with the lens as fast as f/3.5 and fast FP3 at...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-30-2019
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
Yes! That's it and it was turned down... As for...

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

As for the British plank school of design, best to say nowt. Although they did mean you could replace the plank and put all or extra instruments where you...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-30-2019
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Brain fade has struck but I think it was a...

Hi,

Brain fade has struck but I think it was a replacement for the Austin/Morris 1800's and one was made or a mock-up. Anyway, it didn't go into production and I thought Citroen either...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2019
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
Well, um, it's about style and the French had it...

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

What gets me really going is the BMC one that eventually became the Citroen GS. Trouble is, I can't even find a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,590
Posted By David Hughes
I keep coming back to this but I still can only...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By David Hughes
Were the batteries genuine? Meaning were they...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,675
Posted By David Hughes
This is the crux of the matter; if we are talking...

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

Same goes for digital when...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-28-2019
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
Compensation:= https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/...

Compensation:=


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


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,590
Posted By David Hughes
How it started:- " I often walk to/from work,...

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



All the cult cameras have baby...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 4,008
Posted By David Hughes
Watching the rewind knob turning is so basic and...

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


Regards,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 4,008
Posted By David Hughes
The outfit to modify the M2's take-up spool was...

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


I've a scan of the instructions and the sticky label for the base...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,367
Posted By David Hughes
Photography again...

Charles, wouldn't you like the commission from all those CZ 35mm's that will now be sold? I was very impressed. The M5 knockers will now have to think again but I have my doubts about that. I often...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,367
Posted By David Hughes
Well I dunno, I throw in ITMA and 'allo 'allo and...

Well I dunno, I throw in ITMA and 'allo 'allo and nothing happens. How about a couple of antiques like the Goon Show and "Take it from Here" and, more modern, "The Hitch Hikers Guide to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 4,008
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly. Build quality can only affect how long...

Exactly. Build quality can only affect how long the camera will last and so, if you get a good one (not badly worn), and look after it then it will probably outlast you. Whether or not film will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,367
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly, look how Sir Terence Milligan got...

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


Regards, David


PS Saving 5 Frames with a Leica M5...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-24-2019
Replies: 1,041
Views: 198,335
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks. There are a lot of things like that pram...

Thanks.

There are a lot of things like that pram that are everywhere one minute and then suddenly gone. Luckily there's photography but few people photograph the everyday events in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-24-2019
Replies: 1,041
Views: 198,335
Posted By David Hughes
Some of you might like...

Some of you might like this:-


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


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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,367
Posted By David Hughes
Getting back to photography...

Digital is beginning to endear itself to me as I can be wandering around with just my little P&S and suddenly need 64000ASA and get it in seconds by holding my nose and diving into the menu. And the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,367
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, we are back to Benny Hill...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-23-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By David Hughes
Brilliant cameras aren't they? and I paid a pound...

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


I think they are a little dearer these days.


There are several different labels on the base of the cameras telling you where they...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By David Hughes
And consequently anything lens related (filters,...

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


Regards,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,367
Posted By David Hughes
You can't help but feel sorry for them; will they...

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

I reckon that's...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By David Hughes
A reason could be to fit a specific lens hood or...

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

The most awkward filters for Elmars are polarising. And perhaps someone had a bright idea or couldn't afford the Leitz version or didn't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By David Hughes
A flat sheet of rubber or similar laid flat on it...

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

An old trick is to tighten it a fraction and then try...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-22-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, To me it looks as though the knurling has...

Hi,

To me it looks as though the knurling has been machined off. Any competent engineer ought to be able to re-machine it but finding one with the right tools might be difficult these days. Perhaps...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-21-2019
Replies: 1,174
Views: 302,078
Posted By David Hughes
That's interesting as I often wonder why more...

That's interesting as I often wonder why more people (tourists from overseas mostly) confine themselves to London then York and/or Stratford-upon-Avon. They miss so much and pay dearly for it as...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-21-2019
Replies: 1,174
Views: 302,078
Posted By David Hughes
I nearly pointed to what the great philosophers...

I nearly pointed to what the great philosophers Flanders and Swann have pointed out in their song of patriotic prejudice but stopped myself in time as it is rude to just about everybody but still...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,864
Posted By David Hughes
It isn't; the person (yuk!) who is tired of...

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



Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By David Hughes
True but how many tripods do they all...

True but how many tripods do they all want?


Regards, David - typing with my tongue firmly in my cheek.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By David Hughes
Most of us have all we need; more than we need in...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,864
Posted By David Hughes
The problem with minimalism is that when I/you...

The problem with minimalism is that when I/you reveal that you take a decent, respectable P&S - film or digital - with you on your travels and not the latest from Leica, Sony etc you are looked down...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,864
Posted By David Hughes
The way I see it; I have decided that many of my...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Travel 12-17-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,938
Posted By David Hughes
I hope this doesn't sound rude but at 72 I think...

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


So, I'll wish you Bon...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 6,509
Posted By David Hughes
It's easy to see why, thanks for the photo (and...

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

Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By David Hughes
Keep and, perhaps, expand the Olympus...

Keep and, perhaps, expand the Olympus outfit.


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By David Hughes
I use an AGRIF too, it's one of the oldest tools...

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



Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-14-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By David Hughes
Yes, there's a lot to be said for the SLR's of...

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



Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-14-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,584
Posted By David Hughes
These posts are rather unbalanced; where's the...

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


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


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
That and driving through floods. You can guess...

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

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

The more...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
I think "utter joy" is the best description of...

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

I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
I don't know about the rest of you but ebay's car...

I don't know about the rest of you but ebay's car section has some superb photo's of very desirable cars in it but I can't afford any of them; especially the Citroen-Maserati I was looking at last...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2019
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
I forgot to mention that the engine used in the...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,323
Posted By David Hughes
I find the watches are cheap but servicing and...

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

OTOH, the cheapo ones at one...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-09-2019
Replies: 1,041
Views: 198,335
Posted By David Hughes
^^^^ Love them! Thanks so much. Regards, David

^^^^ Love them! Thanks so much.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,323
Posted By David Hughes
A Novelty French Watch

This is by Beuchat of France:-

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

My wife took a liking to it in a heap of bric-a-brac and so got it as a present....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By David Hughes
My Leica R5 had them and I've seen a lot for sale...

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



Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, There's a lot of info about them all over...

Hi,

There's a lot of info about them all over the internet; here's a clue to the date of your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 9,250
Views: 925,555
Posted By David Hughes
Wot, no film bought?

Wot, no film bought?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 9,250
Views: 925,555
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks for the reference which I didn't pick up...

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

BTW, it vaguely...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, The first two digits of the serial number...

Hi,

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

The serial number of yours suggests 1972 to me.

I'll wish you luck...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2019
Replies: 9,250
Views: 925,555
Posted By David Hughes
I saw this odd looking camera and wondered what...

I saw this odd looking camera and wondered what it was about; the best way forward was to buy it and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-04-2019
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
IIRC this was based on something from the USA and...

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

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

The engine was a maid...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-04-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,927
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting question but you might just have well...

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


I asked my dentist, btw, and she shuddered at the thought but the answer...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,851
Posted By David Hughes
Two advantages of old fashioned designs; that's...

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

Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-03-2019
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, my take on that is that "less is more" to...

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

I can see what you mean, however...

Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-03-2019
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
I was tempted by it but mostly by the frame but...

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

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

I was hoping to put a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,851
Posted By David Hughes
Q. How do Leicas break? A. Like any other...

Q. How do Leicas break?


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


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-03-2019
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,331
Posted By David Hughes
Advert for a 1958 Cadillac

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

Just after seeing the '59 model (above) I saw a framed advert for the '58 version. It was in a shop behind heap...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-24-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By David Hughes
A lot of us swear by Oleg and no one has ever...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-24-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,046
Posted By David Hughes
You'll have to estimate the 35mm framing as the...

You'll have to estimate the 35mm framing as the CL frames are for 40, 50 and 90. The CLE's are for 28, 40 and 90mm. The CL VF can be used for 35mm by ignoring the frame lines but I've never tried it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,628
Posted By David Hughes
I see the M6 as the best long term Leica camera...

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

There are a lot of OM cameras a lot cheaper than the OM-4 and they are all good. In my part of the world the OM10 (even with the manual...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,628
Posted By David Hughes
Adjust the aperture first then release the focus...

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


Regards, David


PS I think your plan is OK. Ask to see the letter from Leica saying that the sensor has been changed.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By David Hughes
With old cameras you have to laugh as the only...

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


Anyway, I'll wish you luck with the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-22-2019
Replies: 636
Views: 163,021
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/The-Leica-M...

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

The Minolta appears twice for comparison. And it shows one of the advantages of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-21-2019
Replies: 636
Views: 163,021
Posted By David Hughes
Not sure who rebadged what but there are a lot of...

Not sure who rebadged what but there are a lot of similar cameras with a wider variety of names on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,323
Posted By David Hughes
It's a name I remember but haven't seen around...

It's a name I remember but haven't seen around for ages, although I have one. I vaguely think they had a historic role years ago because they introduced something or the other that went...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,323
Posted By David Hughes
Where do firms like Avia fit into this? I have a...

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


I'm tempted, btw, to put our two joke watches here just to lower the tone or else give you all a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-17-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,696
Posted By David Hughes
If you are worried about the screw loosening etc...

If you are worried about the screw loosening etc then have a look at Loctite thread locker. A lot of people think it's a glue but it isn't. There's a data sheet...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-16-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,529
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
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