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Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-21-2017
Replies: 182
Views: 36,013
Posted By Peter_Jones
Super Ikonta C and its brother from another...

Super Ikonta C and its brother from another mother (Moskva 2)

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/10847/med_U10847I1511296431.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-07-2015
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
An el-cheapo studio kit including backdrop...

An el-cheapo studio kit including backdrop holder, 2 heads etc.

Need something to photograph now...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-19-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,626
Posted By Peter_Jones
Hehe, just up the road from me :)

Hehe, just up the road from me :)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,448
Posted By Peter_Jones
I have a scabby one that looks like it was once...

I have a scabby one that looks like it was once used as a boat anchor, but what a good camera. I would expect to see and hear more of them on websites such as this one. The lenses do seem to be rarer...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-01-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 17,197
Posted By Peter_Jones
Get well soon, Stewart.

Get well soon, Stewart.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2014
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
(Not exactly "just", but a couple of weeks...

(Not exactly "just", but a couple of weeks ago...)

Linhof Bi Kardan 4x5" monorail - need to sell some gear now to make room for it. Lol.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-29-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 4,771
Posted By Peter_Jones
Personally, I have tried ETTR, and for me I...

Personally, I have tried ETTR, and for me I reckon it's not really needed on my D700 (not bad for an older camera), there IS a difference, but not drastic enough for me - however I find correct white...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-25-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,521
Posted By Peter_Jones
Knowing what the weather's been like this week,...

Knowing what the weather's been like this week, good work :) - mind that balancing rock in strong winds though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2014
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
Billingham 335 And my girlfriend bought me "Edge...

Billingham 335

And my girlfriend bought me "Edge of darkness" by Barry Thornton :)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-23-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 5,051
Posted By Peter_Jones
Just want to add to the "Ilford method" of...

Just want to add to the "Ilford method" of washing - for some 120 films (Tmax and Acros) I leave the film to stand for a few minutes in the wash water between each wash cycle. This helps remove the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-05-2014
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
Some Pyrocat HD developer :) looking forward to...

Some Pyrocat HD developer :) looking forward to trying this out.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-05-2014
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
You'll love the Sonnar. Not the lightest lens in...

You'll love the Sonnar. Not the lightest lens in the world...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,879
Posted By Peter_Jones
Many "shop brands" were Ferrania/3M - in 100,200...

Many "shop brands" were Ferrania/3M - in 100,200 and 400 ISO. 100 was not bad I recall, a bit strong/contrasty on the colours but OK otherwise.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 568
Posted By Peter_Jones
Insurance options for classic cameras (UK)

I have had a quick nosey about online for camera insurance, but most seem to be geared toward modern gear (wanting receipts, gear less than x years old etc) the rest for professional use.

Now I have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2014
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
Contaflex super b with 50/2.8 and 85/3.2 - not...

Contaflex super b with 50/2.8 and 85/3.2 - not sure what to expect from it, but it'll be a bit of fun.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-25-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 8,372
Posted By Peter_Jones
2007 according to the details on the left. Many...

2007 according to the details on the left. Many different cameras / systems in the meantime, and learnt a lot too.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,123
Posted By Peter_Jones
D600 oil is, to me, a non-issue ; a few sensor...

D600 oil is, to me, a non-issue ; a few sensor cleans over a "running in" period will sort it, there's not an infinite supply of oil in there. I'd be happy with one (at the right price)
D700 have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Peter_Jones
The ETR series lenses are good lenses - excellent...

The ETR series lenses are good lenses - excellent clarity in B&W. I really should use mine more. Not having interchangeable backs is no real loss IMO, just finish the roll ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,463
Posted By Peter_Jones
The main attraction of 35mm has traditionally...

The main attraction of 35mm has traditionally been speed/portability. Hand-held grab shots being its forte. If you want to catch the moment, play to its advantages. The image capturing that precise...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,463
Posted By Peter_Jones
Stick with one film, preferably with a bit of...

Stick with one film, preferably with a bit of latitude, then "Sunny 16" , or there are plenty of websited with downloadable exposure charts.

You'll soon be anle to wing it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,584
Posted By Peter_Jones
Been there - dev gone bad. Some developers last a...

Been there - dev gone bad. Some developers last a LOT longer in concentrate.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2014
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
Scored a couple of rolls of Legacy Pro 400...

Scored a couple of rolls of Legacy Pro 400 (Neopan?) - out of date but at my favourite price (free) I'll have to dust off the 35mm gear :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2014
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
A Rolleicord 1 model 2 , 1935, clean lenses but...

A Rolleicord 1 model 2 , 1935, clean lenses but dirty shutter. Already cleaned the mirror (it was very hazy) and focus screen (not as dim as i thought it would be, but could do with a fresnel), the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-06-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 6,514
Posted By Peter_Jones
I'll second what Santino says about the P6...

I'll second what Santino says about the P6 version of this lens - and if the Exacta mount version is the same optically, you'll never want to get rid of it. I think "ridiculously sharp" is an apt...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-01-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By Peter_Jones
Cats aren't the spawn of Satan - however their...

Cats aren't the spawn of Satan - however their farts are definitely evil !

Antistatic foam cleaner does a good job of getting fingerprints etc off the flatbed glass, and seems to help a bit with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,187
Posted By Peter_Jones
Lol - just recovering from an operation, so...

Lol - just recovering from an operation, so carrying these any distance would wear me out. I like heavy cameras, but am quite tempted to dig out an old Yashica T4 - but then again, it's not quite as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,187
Posted By Peter_Jones
Pentacon Six and an MPP Michro-Technical.

Pentacon Six and an MPP Michro-Technical.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2014
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
Hoods, ND filters, reflector kit, and a pack of...

Hoods, ND filters, reflector kit, and a pack of 4"x5" Tri-X.

Wonder if I can do a month without buying any photo gear ?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-29-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 4,473
Posted By Peter_Jones
If you want to see the whites of their eyes, try...

If you want to see the whites of their eyes, try using paper as a neg (depending on camera). I think this will give you the look you are seeking.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,170
Posted By Peter_Jones
Is it only me that thinks this photo makes her...

Is it only me that thinks this photo makes her look like George Formby ?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-18-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,682
Posted By Peter_Jones
To be fair, the Sigma's got a good couple of...

To be fair, the Sigma's got a good couple of years on the D700 (might as well be decades the way digi tech continues). I love my D700, despite its age, as it allows me to get the shot in varying...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-18-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,682
Posted By Peter_Jones
I concur fully with your observations - I have...

I concur fully with your observations - I have always considered Nikons to give a much less processed image than any other DSLR I've used - the best analogy I can apply is like using Fuji Reala...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-22-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 3,812
Posted By Peter_Jones
Sticky camera rubber - I have sorted this with...

Sticky camera rubber - I have sorted this with talc or French chalk before now. It makes the rubber grey rather than black, but it doesn't feel "icky sticky" any more ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-20-2014
Replies: 2,738
Views: 803,907
Posted By Peter_Jones
D300/17-55 is a good combination - served me well...

D300/17-55 is a good combination - served me well for a while.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-16-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,223
Posted By Peter_Jones
Variations of Rodinal ?

Forgive me if this has been asked before, but...

Rodinal, Rodinal Special, R09, Adonal, Studional, Military-formula-Rodinal, etc etc...

Are there any real differences between these ?

Also has...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,187
Posted By Peter_Jones
Went out for a while today with D700/20-35 , and...

Went out for a while today with D700/20-35 , and a resurrected Pentacon Six loaded with Acros (to test film spacing)

No rangefinder today I'm afraid, however I did some indoor shots with the Crown...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-03-2014
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
Some Ilford Pan-F in 120

Some Ilford Pan-F in 120
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-01-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 4,553
Posted By Peter_Jones
I think he's referring to mirror movement. As...

I think he's referring to mirror movement.

As for stovepipe/chimney finders - I am a fan of these, I use one on a P6 - might see if Baier do an adaptor to Rolleiflex
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2014
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
Rolleiflex 2.8e, in desperate need of some TLC....

Rolleiflex 2.8e, in desperate need of some TLC.

Need to clean the glass and get the slow speeds working...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-15-2014
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
A pair of ropey Symmar lenses for 5x4. I might...

A pair of ropey Symmar lenses for 5x4.

I might have to learn how to separate cemented elements to sort them :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-05-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 6,477
Posted By Peter_Jones
Does it have to be a prime lens ? The Nikkor...

Does it have to be a prime lens ?

The Nikkor 20-35 f/2.8 AF-D will work fine as a manual-focus lens on an FM, and also extremely useful for AF 35mm and FX DSLR.

Some say it's not so good in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,571
Posted By Peter_Jones
I've found Rodinal to be useful for me, as I can...

I've found Rodinal to be useful for me, as I can sometimes go for weeks without developing, Ilfosol (very good general purpose developer IMO) can "go off" if it's not used in a sensible timescale....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-07-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,669
Posted By Peter_Jones
Hmm, some decent choice in 5x4 instant film (and...

Hmm, some decent choice in 5x4 instant film (and good new holders) would be nice. If viable, it could work out (relatively) inexpensive compared to getting colour film processed commercially.

(Pipe...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-05-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3,971
Posted By Peter_Jones
When people asked me if digi was better than...

When people asked me if digi was better than film, my stock answer was (and still is) "Depends..." :) There were always articles claiming film was x megapixels. Perhaps they were using generic...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 11,408
Posted By Peter_Jones
Good job there. I've tried HP5 in Rodinal, but...

Good job there. I've tried HP5 in Rodinal, but don't like the results I got. Maybe something in the tap (fawcett) water here that gives me flat results, the negs seem underdeveloped. No probs with...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-17-2013
Replies: 504
Views: 103,638
Posted By Peter_Jones
It would be fun to "Frankenstein" some fixed-lens...

It would be fun to "Frankenstein" some fixed-lens rangefinder lenses to work on these cameras - Yashica Electro series, Konica S2, Olympus RC/SP - even "Trip" lenses :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-14-2013
Replies: 347
Views: 119,948
Posted By Peter_Jones
Not everyone gets on with 1+100 Rodinal stand or...

Not everyone gets on with 1+100 Rodinal stand or semi-stand. I also think films at a nominal 400 iso don't get on with Rodinal (for me, at any rate. YMMV). I think the condition of tap water in your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2013
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
Zeiss Flektogon 50/4 MC for Pentacon Six :)

Zeiss Flektogon 50/4 MC for Pentacon Six :)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-11-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 10,050
Posted By Peter_Jones
Koni omega rangefinder or (as already mentioned...

Koni omega rangefinder or (as already mentioned by mfogiel) Rolleiflex TLR , with some Delta 3200.

Or get a Vivitar 285 :cool:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,386
Posted By Peter_Jones
Like a D700 :) That (D700) body, with a newer...

Like a D700 :)

That (D700) body, with a newer sensor (not so much for pixels, but slightly better noise/ISO ratio) , processor, slightly larger buffer, improved focussing (not that the D700 has any...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,386
Posted By Peter_Jones
I'm in the position of looking to replace my...

I'm in the position of looking to replace my D300, hopefully with FX (tried out D700 and love them, but still cost a few bob in the UK for the age of them) but the current negligible price difference...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,719
Posted By Peter_Jones
If you're going to go wide, go wide ! - go for...

If you're going to go wide, go wide ! - go for the 21 (or even 15 or 12!)
:)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By Peter_Jones
Reading other people's tests and expecting the...

Reading other people's tests and expecting the same results can lead to madness - treat them as a rough guide is my advice. What works well for someone else, may not work with you (for example, I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-23-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,734
Posted By Peter_Jones
I'll second what has already been said about...

I'll second what has already been said about keeping the Rodinal dev solution at the lower side of 20 Deg C. Especially with 35mm.

Fantastic subjects :)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-23-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 11,592
Posted By Peter_Jones
Not used mine yet (other than with a 6x7 back),...

Not used mine yet (other than with a 6x7 back), but I'll be sure to post when I do :) (This morning I ground a decent ground glass to fit my Crown Graphic, now brighter and with grid lines)

I got...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-21-2013
Replies: 125
Views: 23,382
Posted By Peter_Jones
I use my fingers, just a quick swipe downwards...

I use my fingers, just a quick swipe downwards when film is hung - gets rid of the excess. I do use a drop of Ilfotol "wetting agent" in final rinse. Never felt the need to try a rubber squeegee or...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-20-2013
Replies: 1,181
Views: 453,843
Posted By Peter_Jones
Is that thing as heavy as it looks ?

Is that thing as heavy as it looks ?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-19-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 5,900
Posted By Peter_Jones
Just fix the film for double the time it takes...

Just fix the film for double the time it takes for the bit of leader to clear. I've left film in fixer for up to 15 mins (when 5 would do the job) when concentrating on the dev of another film for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2013
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
Not exactly bought - got given some fresh...

Not exactly bought - got given some fresh chemicals, grad, tank & reels
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-19-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,679
Posted By Peter_Jones
Lol, I'll give double what you paid for the...

Lol, I'll give double what you paid for the Linhof ;)

Seriously though, good going ! It'll be good to see the cameras when back to full working order.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-19-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 5,900
Posted By Peter_Jones
Clean the tank, and give the reels a good scrub...

Clean the tank, and give the reels a good scrub with a clean washing up brush - use clean hot water with normal washing up liquid (as used for dishes) it'll do the job.

Wetting agent + agitation is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 5,004
Posted By Peter_Jones
Shame they didn't bring out a 710 (70 with d600...

Shame they didn't bring out a 710 (70 with d600 sensor) - I prefer the build of the d700 to the 600/610.

If dirt-cheap D600s flood the market though I would be tempted. After all, as Keith quite...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-21-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,401
Posted By Peter_Jones
I can't comment on the Luigi case, having never...

I can't comment on the Luigi case, having never owned one, but the Zhou cases are good, I like the thickness and softness of the leather and it makes a real difference to comfort and handling in cold...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-18-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,708
Posted By Peter_Jones
I've used a Konica Auto S2 and noticed the...

I've used a Konica Auto S2 and noticed the quality - it really is a great lens. If this lens was "M" fit, it'd be costing a lot more than 20 that's for sure.

Wonder if this and similar fixed lens...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-13-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 12,223
Posted By Peter_Jones
Driving analogy - I take great pride in being...

Driving analogy - I take great pride in being able to double de-clutch (learnt on an old Land Rover). probably more than 99% of drivers will never need to and are perfectly happy with synchromesh or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,782
Posted By Peter_Jones
I have used some of these films :- Rollei retro...

I have used some of these films :-

Rollei retro 80 S , very fine grain, works well with filters (1/2 stop for orange, only 1 stop for red) and even has some infrared sensitivity (meter for ISO 3...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By Peter_Jones
I thought the same when I got my M4 - I much...

I thought the same when I got my M4 - I much prefer the M3 style lever, but it's growing on me :rolleyes:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,456
Posted By Peter_Jones
The Zeiss Jena lenses I've used in P6 mount are...

The Zeiss Jena lenses I've used in P6 mount are very good lenses - particularly the Sonnar 180/2.8. Worth a try if you have the camera to use it on. It out-resolves my D300, so not too shabby.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,456
Posted By Peter_Jones
Yes, let's see the camera in question :D I've a...

Yes, let's see the camera in question :D

I've a Praktisix that has such poor spacing, I've added a red window, also a 6TL with pinholed shutters (was jammed, but I sorted that - it's a work in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 13,835
Posted By Peter_Jones
No images to share, but I have the aforementioned...

No images to share, but I have the aforementioned 28-80 SP (VERY good for a zoom of that era, great for colour and good contrast and rendering) and the later 90/2.5 SP, which is stupidly sharp and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-12-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 227,836
Posted By Peter_Jones
The hill (just beyond the crowd) is a beggar to...

The hill (just beyond the crowd) is a beggar to walk back up !
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-11-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,697
Posted By Peter_Jones
When I worked in Cornwall many years ago (very...

When I worked in Cornwall many years ago (very early 90s) I set off for a walk, but was advised against trusting anyone in the next valley as they were under suspicion of witchcraft. The local vicar...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-11-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,697
Posted By Peter_Jones
Hmm, maybe Iceland or Norway - or New Zealand's...

Hmm, maybe Iceland or Norway - or New Zealand's south island for scenery - or Japan for a complete culture shock.

Not so sure about the Mendips though...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-03-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,084
Posted By Peter_Jones
I've got 2 tripods - the main being an old...

I've got 2 tripods - the main being an old Manfrotto 055/029 head. great for medium-format and me new (to me...) 5x4. Smaller cameras look a bit silly on it, but there's no lens sharper than a tripod...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-30-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,615
Posted By Peter_Jones
A bit late to the party, but I did this with a...

A bit late to the party, but I did this with a 55/1.2 - the screws were a pain, but once the aperture ring was off, it was just a case of careful filing with a fine swiss file, keeping the cutout as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By Peter_Jones
Here's one that less of the light got to when I...

Here's one that less of the light got to when I opened the tank (!). The negs seem to have normal density and normal contrast (I added contrast post-scan). I reckon I'll try it out again, maybe with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By Peter_Jones
Semi-stand development and a rookie error

Tried stand developing out tonight, in an attempt to tame the potential contrast on Rollei IR400.

All was going well until I had a total [email protected] and opened the lid to pour the dev in :eek:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,208
Posted By Peter_Jones
Lol - not guilty :D

Lol - not guilty :D
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-20-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 6,743
Posted By Peter_Jones
Ah, Jilted John ! :D

Ah, Jilted John ! :D
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-16-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,729
Posted By Peter_Jones
Cool - can't wait to use mine :)

Cool - can't wait to use mine :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2013
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
Graflex Crown Graphic ! Looking forward to...

Graflex Crown Graphic ! Looking forward to getting this, should be fun !
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2013
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
5x4" focussing screen for a recently purchased...

5x4" focussing screen for a recently purchased home-made monorail. (Just need a lens and sheet dev tank now...)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-07-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,771
Posted By Peter_Jones
Far out ! Why does it make me think of the movie...

Far out ! Why does it make me think of the movie "Barbarella" ?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By Peter_Jones
I seem to recall in the dim recesses of my memory...

I seem to recall in the dim recesses of my memory that somebody on here was making/selling brass ones ?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-06-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 19,286
Posted By Peter_Jones
That could double up as a monorail camera :D

That could double up as a monorail camera :D
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-27-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Peter_Jones
Might be worth having a word with the guys at...

Might be worth having a word with the guys at Real Camera, near Piccadilly station.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-20-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 7,647
Posted By Peter_Jones
M2 Fan - looking forward to seeing your images. I...

M2 Fan - looking forward to seeing your images. I Have a Xenar-lensed Vb in my arsenal, they truly are a fine camera - I'm sure you will love the results.
Forum: Travel 05-20-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By Peter_Jones
Looks startlingly like Lancashire ! If I saw the...

Looks startlingly like Lancashire ! If I saw the pics without a title, I'd never have guessed correctly where they were taken :o

Thanks for sharing your pics.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-15-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,997
Posted By Peter_Jones
As in the usual morning greeting "How you...

As in the usual morning greeting "How you diddling ?" (to which the response is "Fair to middling") :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2013
Replies: 121
Views: 9,597
Posted By Peter_Jones
I'm trying out a D700 now, with a view to buy....

I'm trying out a D700 now, with a view to buy. Had to trim focus with my 35-70/2.8, but impressed so far, even when trying iso 6400 (yes, there is noise, but it looks like grain !)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2013
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
Brassai's "Paris by night" and Ansel Adams'...

Brassai's "Paris by night" and Ansel Adams' "Making of 40 photographs"
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-09-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,790
Posted By Peter_Jones
Well, trying to keep costs down, has anyone tried...

Well, trying to keep costs down, has anyone tried the "Red Window" method ?

I reckon the camera (with its now-working shutter) is worth persisting...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,344
Posted By Peter_Jones
Surely, the 35mm Summicron V1 is the prettiest...

Surely, the 35mm Summicron V1 is the prettiest Leica silver lens ? Am I the only one that sees this ?

:p
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 5,137
Posted By Peter_Jones
Works well with a red filter (only adding 1 stop...

Works well with a red filter (only adding 1 stop of exposure to compensate)

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a196/umbawa/Fergie2.jpg

Shadow detail on Retro 80S...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-09-2013
Replies: 109
Views: 15,898
Posted By Peter_Jones
They end up on policebay ! :D

They end up on policebay ! :D
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-06-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 6,549
Posted By Peter_Jones
In the UK, the stasi frown upon carrying any kind...

In the UK, the stasi frown upon carrying any kind of blade :( . I've used my leatherman to fettle lenses (remove mount, mark aperture ring for filing etc) and to writhe off broken filters when...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-04-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,093
Posted By Peter_Jones
Mmm, must get back to Manchester some time - many...

Mmm, must get back to Manchester some time - many temptations to damage the bank account though....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-03-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,093
Posted By Peter_Jones
It is indeed a fine place, when you walk through...

It is indeed a fine place, when you walk through the door you see "Wonderful Things", there's even a small gallery - also nice to know they handle repairs and do some in-store.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-01-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 5,137
Posted By Peter_Jones
Ignoring the cock-eyed composition, I tried it...

Ignoring the cock-eyed composition, I tried it with a 3-stop red and a 720nm IR filter. Factor for the 3-stop was actually 1-stop (thanks to interweb research), and I used 5-stops for the IR (which...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,790
Posted By Peter_Jones
I actually like the camera (after fixing the...

I actually like the camera (after fixing the shutter problem) and want it to do well. I already have a Kiev 60 (which had spacing issues - sorted with tape on the spool) and a couple of nice lenses,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-01-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 5,137
Posted By Peter_Jones
Got some drying at the moment from the ETRS (in...

Got some drying at the moment from the ETRS (in Rodinal again) - some of which were taken with an IR filter. They look good so far - I'll post a couple later if I get a chance.

Swifty63 - those...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,790
Posted By Peter_Jones
Cheers guys :) I'm already familiar with the...

Cheers guys :)

I'm already familiar with the mentioned website (some interesting lens tests on there too)

I'm now 99% sure I've got a Praktisix. Ran a film through yesterday, but the frame spacing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-01-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 5,137
Posted By Peter_Jones
Warning - gratuitous cat content

Contrast will take a bit of taming, but I like this one (CZJ 120/2.8)

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a196/umbawa/Bella.jpg

And it's certainly a decent film, I think I'll be experimenting a bit...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-29-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,790
Posted By Peter_Jones
Any Pentacon Six / Praktisix experts ?

I bought a Pentacon Six with a dodgy shutter - The amount of wear on the leatherette suggests plenty of use so it probably worked well for many years. It was worth the punt as I managed to do a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-25-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By Peter_Jones
Yep, I was looking at the positive image but...

Yep, I was looking at the positive image but thinking negative :o
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-25-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By Peter_Jones
Is it showing between frames, out of the image...

Is it showing between frames, out of the image area or just on the images ?

It could be pinholes in the shutter, hope it's something else though.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-25-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,482
Posted By Peter_Jones
I've never had one, but talked to several people...

I've never had one, but talked to several people who have had them in the past - all regret getting rid, and all reckon them slightly superior to Leica IIIc series. None had a "K" to compare it to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By Peter_Jones
Yep, stop-down I'm afraid (or use a hand-held...

Yep, stop-down I'm afraid (or use a hand-held meter)

I've taken a file to a couple of old Nikkors to Ai them recently - perfectly functional :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By Peter_Jones
I have a Leica Summicron R 50mm that I have...

I have a Leica Summicron R 50mm that I have adapted with a Leitax adaptor. It replaces the Leica lens mount, and you would have to stop-down meter. I use mine on a DSLR, and I reckon it's worth the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 5,137
Posted By Peter_Jones
Rollei Retro 80s learning curve

Just tried a roll (120) of Rollei Retro 80S an E.I.80 in Rodinal 1+50 for 14mins.

I was expecting contrast, but the shadow areas of neg are completely clear :eek: I'll have fun scanning these !

I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-24-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By Peter_Jones
They give an almost Victorian feel. I reckon...

They give an almost Victorian feel. I reckon without anything dateable in shot, you could pass these off as 100+ years old :)
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 04-23-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By Peter_Jones
I saw a film (can't remember the title) where...

I saw a film (can't remember the title) where Chris Rea was playing a photographer - the film wasn't very good, but he looked very comfortable with the cameras he was using (IIRC a Hasselblad and...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-16-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 7,752
Posted By Peter_Jones
Mainly medium format - have used DSLR and 35mmRF...

Mainly medium format - have used DSLR and 35mmRF in the last couple of weeks though. I'm just preferring MF B&W negs at the moment.

I have a rangefinder in MF though :) Koni Omega
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-16-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By Peter_Jones
The "Solo" straps look nice, but as for the cases...

The "Solo" straps look nice, but as for the cases - I'll keep hold of my Zhou case I reckon.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-16-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 4,743
Posted By Peter_Jones
Running several films through with the rewind...

Running several films through with the rewind switch set to rewind :rolleyes::o
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By Peter_Jones
My guess would be approx 1910 give or take a few...

My guess would be approx 1910 give or take a few years, judging by the black collar. This fashion was resurrected (in Britain at any rate) by the "Teddy Boys" in the 1950s - named after the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-15-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,434
Posted By Peter_Jones
I do the same with 35mm, but 120 tends to curl...

I do the same with 35mm, but 120 tends to curl along its length - my flatbed seems to have a reasonable depth of field but I'd prefer flat.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-15-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,434
Posted By Peter_Jones
I use a Canon flatbed, and like your scanner...

I use a Canon flatbed, and like your scanner "shiny side down" allows curly negs to touch the glass, resulting in Newton rings :(

I've found putting the negs in the holder upside down (compared to...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-15-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,434
Posted By Peter_Jones
I have to say, they look pretty good to me on...

I have to say, they look pretty good to me on this laptop screen. Keep at it.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-14-2013
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,634
Posted By Peter_Jones
Done a couple of macro shots today with the Kiev...

Done a couple of macro shots today with the Kiev 60 and extension tubes, guessing extension compensation - weather's too dull for anything else really (though yesterday was bright while I was at...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-13-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 33,318
Posted By Peter_Jones
I shoot film because I can :p Basically, I...

I shoot film because I can :p

Basically, I enjoy it. Got a decent digital with good lenses, but enjoy messing with medium-format gear - even if it's flawed (Kiev) or ancient...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,071
Posted By Peter_Jones
Yep, I have often resorted to these tactics :D

Yep, I have often resorted to these tactics :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,071
Posted By Peter_Jones
I find that just having my hands in the darkbag...

I find that just having my hands in the darkbag can cause enough humidity for film to stick to a plastic reel - the more annoyed I get, the worse it gets. I need an air-conditioned changing bag for...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-10-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 142,584
Posted By Peter_Jones
Did Mrs T invent that ?

Did Mrs T invent that ?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,187
Posted By Peter_Jones
Ye Olde Nikon D50 with an infrared filter

Ye Olde Nikon D50 with an infrared filter
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-06-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By Peter_Jones
Useful info - but finding bay 2 filters with...

Useful info - but finding bay 2 filters with unserviceable glass might not be too easy :/
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-06-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 11,154
Posted By Peter_Jones
Noticed on Facebook that you're getting a lot of...

Noticed on Facebook that you're getting a lot of film through that Mamiya - keep up the good work. Loving the series of old buildings.

(I'd love a Mamiya six kit, but a Leica would have to go to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2013
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
Kaiser developing reel for the paterson tank, and...

Kaiser developing reel for the paterson tank, and a stainless 120 tank/reel
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 3,324
Posted By Peter_Jones
Yes ! 20 deg C distilled & filtered water on tap...

Yes ! 20 deg C distilled & filtered water on tap :D - I think that's a winner ! Good thinking Sanmich.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,297
Posted By Peter_Jones
For Northern England, Real Camera in Manchester...

For Northern England, Real Camera in Manchester is very good.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,621
Posted By Peter_Jones
I wish my neg/scans had the look of the car...

I wish my neg/scans had the look of the car shots, looks like I'm not alone in preferring their look.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder however. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,621
Posted By Peter_Jones
They look great to me - they really...

They look great to me - they really "sparkle".
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-30-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,228
Posted By Peter_Jones
Franken-lens - and a horror story price !

Franken-lens - and a horror story price !
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-26-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 6,420
Posted By Peter_Jones
Stop giving in to GAS is the best advice ;)

Stop giving in to GAS is the best advice ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-22-2013
Replies: 175
Views: 31,625
Posted By Peter_Jones
At the risk of upsetting the applecart - I've...

At the risk of upsetting the applecart - I've struggled to get good results with HP5 120 in Rodinal 1+50. It looked under-developed to me. Perhaps I will revisit some of the negs with different...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-21-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,777
Posted By Peter_Jones
Or "Minty" - I like my camera gear to smell fresh...

Or "Minty" - I like my camera gear to smell fresh :D
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-21-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,777
Posted By Peter_Jones
I suspect you are right - Kiev-fit J8 optical...

I suspect you are right - Kiev-fit J8 optical unit in an industar 61 focussing unit/body.

I won't be buying it :rolleyes:
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-19-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 11,154
Posted By Peter_Jones
Congratulations and good luck with the...

Congratulations and good luck with the job.

Those Mamiya RF lenses are fantastic - and if the six suits your shooting (six-shooter lol) better than the Hassy, I reckon go for it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By Peter_Jones
MF gives you the opportunity to run a film...

MF gives you the opportunity to run a film through for a given lighting condition and develop accordingly (I often have 36-exp 35mm films in-camera for several weeks so mixed lighting, but usually...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-19-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 7,683
Posted By Peter_Jones
Rolleiflex 3.5F , Planar, not sure of the film -...

Rolleiflex 3.5F , Planar, not sure of the film - but a slow to medium speed.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-17-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By Peter_Jones
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a196/umbawa/DSC_...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a196/umbawa/DSC_0022.jpg

Interested to know how others achieve their results.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-17-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By Peter_Jones
Digital infrared ?

Been trying infrared with an old Nikon D50 (standard, not converted) and an R72 filter.

Did a manual white-balance on what passes for green foliage this time of year, then in Photoshop did an...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By Peter_Jones
I tend to get the dev as close as possible to 20C...

I tend to get the dev as close as possible to 20C or slightly higher , and try to keep the tank insulated when not agitating. Stop, fix and wash - as long as they pass the finger test (neither cold...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-15-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,901
Posted By Peter_Jones
When I had a Barnack, I almost always used the...

When I had a Barnack, I almost always used the business card method. Quick and easy. Kept a card in the case, and a couple in my wallet.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 9,872
Posted By Peter_Jones
Hi 120-127, welcome to the forum. Take the...

Hi 120-127, welcome to the forum.

Take the vitriol with a pinch of salt - this is very much an international forum, sometimes subtle meanings can be lost in translation or have differing cultural...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 16,464
Posted By Peter_Jones
Got a couple of rolls Rollei IR400s but going to...

Got a couple of rolls Rollei IR400s but going to use that closer to summer when we have foliage.

Got some 80s to try too.

With the red filter, I was dropping 3 stops (factor 8) but the filter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 16,464
Posted By Peter_Jones
Thanks for the comments - I will try the next...

Thanks for the comments - I will try the next roll at EI200 , to try to lower contrast a bit, and play it from there.

The red sensitivity interests me, tried some RR400S in 35mm with a red filter,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 16,464
Posted By Peter_Jones
Tried Vuescan, need to get used to it...

Tried Vuescan, need to get used to it though.

Rolleiflex 3.5F Planar - Rollei Retro 400S in Rodinal

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a196/umbawa/longmegsmall-1.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 03-12-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 7,939
Posted By Peter_Jones
120 and 35mm, at a ratio of about 5:1 in favour...

120 and 35mm, at a ratio of about 5:1 in favour of 120 at the moment - I'm seriously considering selling all my 35mm gear, but using the Leicas makes me smile every time I wind the film on or release...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-11-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 16,464
Posted By Peter_Jones
Curiously I found the opposite in my experience -...

Curiously I found the opposite in my experience - Acros always (for me) curls along its length, making handling/scanning fun.

The Retro 400S I have used has stayed flat while drying, and is easier...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 16,464
Posted By Peter_Jones
Here are a few from the Kiev 60 (all I think...

Here are a few from the Kiev 60 (all I think Zeiss Sonnar 180/2.8)

I didn't find it particularly easy to scan compared to Acros, for instance. I'll post some from the Rolleiflex when I regain some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-10-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 18,351
Posted By Peter_Jones
Testing extension tubes on a Kiev...

Testing extension tubes on a Kiev 60

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a196/umbawa/Untitled-1.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 16,464
Posted By Peter_Jones
My experience with Rollei Retro 400S

Looking around the wonderful world of internet forums, blogs etc., it seems some people have had negative (pardon the pun) or mixed results from Rollei Retro 400S. Grain, red dyed base, speed issues...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,507
Posted By Peter_Jones
Just had a meddle - looks like someone had beaten...

Just had a meddle - looks like someone had beaten me to it. There seems to be no more adjustment left, (and a broken screw head for me to try to replace in the future..) so tried a bodge that I read...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,507
Posted By Peter_Jones
Kiev 60 frame spacing...

Just developed a couple of rolls from the Kiev today, and the frame spacing (or lack of) is beginning to get on my nerves.

Has anyone followed the method described on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,187
Posted By Peter_Jones
Currently in the bag ; Rolleiflex 3.5F and a Kiev...

Currently in the bag ; Rolleiflex 3.5F and a Kiev 60 & CZJ 180/2.8

(yes, the bag is rather heavy...)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2013
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
Square lens hood for a 120/2.8 Zeiss P6

Square lens hood for a 120/2.8 Zeiss P6
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By Peter_Jones
Lol @ the phrase "Dumpster diver" In England,...

Lol @ the phrase "Dumpster diver"

In England, "Skip Dipper" is the same thing :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2013
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
Zeiss Jena 120/2.8 and 180/2.8 for a Kiev 60

Zeiss Jena 120/2.8 and 180/2.8 for a Kiev 60
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 6,367
Posted By Peter_Jones
Just talk into your sleeve : "Stand down - this...

Just talk into your sleeve : "Stand down - this is not, I repeat not the target" :p
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-22-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,015
Posted By Peter_Jones
Yashica made some fine TLRs that should be well...

Yashica made some fine TLRs that should be well within budget, reasonably plentiful in the UK - might even pick up a Mamiya C220 around that price.

For just a little more (about 150 if you haggle)...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,960
Posted By Peter_Jones
Would a DR Summicron not be within budget ? They...

Would a DR Summicron not be within budget ? They seem to be avoided by the Digi-M users (I recall some issue about compatibility..)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 22,620
Posted By Peter_Jones
There's one about a baby photographer being...

There's one about a baby photographer being mistaken for a "sperm donor" - shooting from different angles after he gets his Canon out

It's googleable - didn't want to copy and paste, that seems like...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,503
Posted By Peter_Jones
Wide open, some are better than others - depends...

Wide open, some are better than others - depends how many "cleaning marks" there are. Nice "bokeh" at f/2, not sharp, but pleasant - "pastel" is the best I can describe it. F/4 and smaller they are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,503
Posted By Peter_Jones
I had a Bessa R2 for a while, used it with mainly...

I had a Bessa R2 for a while, used it with mainly a Jupiter 8 (50/2) and a Jupiter 9 (85/2), and got good results. The viewfinder is fantastic, and having a built-in meter can be very useful. The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,066
Posted By Peter_Jones
Acros with red filter ?

Has anyone had success with a red filter on Acros ?

I ask as there seems to be a majority opinion on the web that Acros lacks red sensitivity and responds poorly to a red filter, however a google...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,722
Posted By Peter_Jones
V1 (8 element) Summicron 35mm - from a similar...

V1 (8 element) Summicron 35mm - from a similar era, sharp as you like, mucho shadow detail.

Only downside is the price....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-03-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 227,836
Posted By Peter_Jones
Rolleicord (Xenar 3.5) , Acros in...

Rolleicord (Xenar 3.5) , Acros in Rodinal.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/10847/med_U10847I1359936918.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2013
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
Cool buy ! (reminds me to run a roll through my...

Cool buy !

(reminds me to run a roll through my down-spec version with Triotar lens..)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 1,994
Posted By Peter_Jones
Just done 2 more films with the same reels - 35mm...

Just done 2 more films with the same reels - 35mm Acros with no loading problems, and 120 HP5 with no loading problems.

I can only conclude that the reels were contaminated :(

Still going to go...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 1,994
Posted By Peter_Jones
I've developed 120 before without problems, I...

I've developed 120 before without problems, I suspect the reels have got a bit grabby and/or warm hands in a small changing bag creating a humid atmosphere. Getting the film to load was ok, and the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 1,994
Posted By Peter_Jones
Are stainless spirals easier for 120 ?

Having just had loads of fun trying to get 120 (Acros) onto Paterson spirals, and ending up with stress marks/kinks on the images :mad: , I'm seriously considering investing in stainless steel (and a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-24-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,390
Posted By Peter_Jones
As an aside, I once borrowed a Pentacon Six with...

As an aside, I once borrowed a Pentacon Six with a view to buying it. The shutter jammed open on most shots, I only had one useable one from the Zeiss Biometar - but that one useable one was rather...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-24-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,625
Posted By Peter_Jones
Just playing devil's advocate here ;) Camera...

Just playing devil's advocate here ;)

Camera shop staff often have to hedge their bets - if for example a customer was told "yes, no problems adapting X,Y or Z lens to A,B or C camera" and then had...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-23-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,390
Posted By Peter_Jones
Just picked up a Kiev 60 myself - not put a film...

Just picked up a Kiev 60 myself - not put a film in it yet, but hopefully will test it out tomorrow.

Sounds like a nice setup you've got there. The lenses, I believe, can be adapted to Mamiya 645...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-22-2013
Replies: 456
Views: 63,100
Posted By Peter_Jones
St Patrick's chapel, Heysham, Lancashire,...

St Patrick's chapel, Heysham, Lancashire, England.

Over 1000 years old, this place has always fascinated me.

(posted on this site before, but it suits this theme) ...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By Peter_Jones
Also with Ubuntu Linix, using Firefox :-/

Also with Ubuntu Linix, using Firefox :-/
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,408
Posted By Peter_Jones
Perhaps one requires the other ?

Perhaps one requires the other ?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,408
Posted By Peter_Jones
So we all agree - people should wear hats more...

So we all agree - people should wear hats more often ? :D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-20-2013
Replies: 1,181
Views: 453,843
Posted By Peter_Jones
Just for clarification, a Rolleifix is a tripod...

Just for clarification, a Rolleifix is a tripod adaptor which gives better support to the tripod mount on the Rolleicord or Rolleiflex. Not essential, but sensible nonetheless as the base is...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-20-2013
Replies: 1,181
Views: 453,843
Posted By Peter_Jones
That's a nice clean example. If you're going to...

That's a nice clean example.

If you're going to regularly use a tripod, look out for a device called a "Rolleifix" - it's worth its weight in gold .
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,408
Posted By Peter_Jones
A hat and gloves in this weather :)

A hat and gloves in this weather :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,301
Posted By Peter_Jones
Growing up, cameras were a luxury item - film and...

Growing up, cameras were a luxury item - film and processing were expensive, as were decent cameras. The family cameras were a plastic 126, eventually followed (in the 80s) by a 110 ! The photos were...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-17-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,437
Posted By Peter_Jones
I used to use a Weston and invercone, but now use...

I used to use a Weston and invercone, but now use a Minolta 111 meter to measure incident light when using medium format, or less tolerant 35mm films.

Sunny 11 (sunny ? I've not seen the sun for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2013
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
A Kiev 60 - am I mad ?

A Kiev 60 - am I mad ?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-13-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 12,705
Posted By Peter_Jones
The 3.5 Planar is certainly a great performer - I...

The 3.5 Planar is certainly a great performer - I love the way it renders images, it's a really special lens on the Rolleiflex :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-10-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,576
Posted By Peter_Jones
Try P.J. Camera repairs - they're based in the...

Try P.J. Camera repairs - they're based in the potteries. Their work is good, and they guarantee their work too.

http://www.pjcamerarepairs.co.uk/
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2013
Replies: 9,111
Views: 896,942
Posted By Peter_Jones
A Sigma 400/5.6 APO for the Nikon (not rf I know,...

A Sigma 400/5.6 APO for the Nikon (not rf I know, but been after a longer telephoto for a while)
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-24-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,395
Posted By Peter_Jones
I was going to say Rollei 110 but not aware of...

I was going to say Rollei 110 but not aware of any lens fittings - must check out the instructions...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-16-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 6,936
Posted By Peter_Jones
I have to agree with the other comments re...

I have to agree with the other comments re Acros

Rate it at a lower ISO and develop accordingly. It will enlarge very well but watch the contrast especially with modern lenses.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2012
Replies: 110
Views: 18,351
Posted By Peter_Jones
Wonder if TLR enthusiasts will own twin-dial...

Wonder if TLR enthusiasts will own twin-dial watches ?

:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2012
Replies: 137
Views: 8,406
Posted By Peter_Jones
AAAaargh ! What the eyes have seen cannot be...

AAAaargh ! What the eyes have seen cannot be unseen :eek: lol
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2012
Replies: 137
Views: 8,406
Posted By Peter_Jones
Koni Omega , Minox sub-mini - both cool I...

Koni Omega , Minox sub-mini - both cool I reckon

Any white/red/pink or "Hello Kitty" DSLR - seriously uncool, and put up high so Hammond can't reach it !
Forum: RFF Polls 12-12-2012
Replies: 157
Views: 12,172
Posted By Peter_Jones
D300 & grip & a couple of fast zooms - better...

D300 & grip & a couple of fast zooms - better workout than a Charles Atlas course :D Medium format seems lightweight and small by comparison.

I'd love a D800, that'd give me plenty of incentive to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,922
Posted By Peter_Jones
Seconded for Fuji Acros - especially with classic...

Seconded for Fuji Acros - especially with classic lenses, gives them a nice contrast boost, and very little grain. Easier to work with regarding reciprocity failure than Pan-F for instance, you can...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By Peter_Jones
Anyone use SLR lenses on an M body ?

Does anybody use, with scale-focussing of course, any SLR lenses on their M bodies ? With any success ?

I've picked up a C/Y Zeiss Distagon 28/2.8 T* , and quite tempted to pick up an adaptor and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2012
Replies: 3,767
Views: 720,081
Posted By Peter_Jones
Have to say, the examples of Kodachrome shot with...

Have to say, the examples of Kodachrome shot with Zuikos do give impressive colours. Shame it's gone :(
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-03-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,809
Posted By Peter_Jones
I like Martini's desert shots - they are so...

I like Martini's desert shots - they are so surreal they could be on Mars :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-02-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,310
Posted By Peter_Jones
While there are many, many images that I like, I...

While there are many, many images that I like, I think threads full of "Nice shot" etc (although guilty of making such comments myself) would get a bit tiresome. I would generally only comment on...
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