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Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 76,543
Posted By Sandwick
"Just" a beautiful old IIIa.

"Just" a beautiful old IIIa.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-18-2013
Replies: 236
Views: 64,177
Posted By Sandwick
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6710427551_4a1f...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6710427551_4a1f27d460_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandwick/6710427551/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandwick/6710427551/) by Sandwick...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-29-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 9,415
Posted By Sandwick
PKR - Thank you for posting the ishupatel.com...

PKR - Thank you for posting the ishupatel.com link, I've never seen it before. I find it fascinating to see a little of how Cartier-Bresson actually worked, not to mention his obvious...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 17,845
Posted By Sandwick
Slightly off thread (sorry), but thank you...

Slightly off thread (sorry), but thank you mfogiel for the Adam Marelli link, I've never seen that before; I'm thoroughly enjoying the surrealist manifesto articles. Lots of other interesting stuff...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-11-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,593
Posted By Sandwick
Malcolm Taylor did great job on a Canon 50/1.4...

Malcolm Taylor did great job on a Canon 50/1.4 for me a few years ago - not the cheapest but well worth the money in my opinion. Fascinating Leica stories thrown in by him for free.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2013
Replies: 121
Views: 13,819
Posted By Sandwick
In my experience (Leica R3, Leicaflex SL x2,...

In my experience (Leica R3, Leicaflex SL x2, OM-1, OM-2, Nikkormat FT3, Nikkormat FT2, Nikon F3, Nikon FM, Nikon FG-20, Minolta x-700, Minolta SRT101, Pentax ME Super and some others that don't come...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2012
Replies: 5,700
Views: 513,521
Posted By Sandwick
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2295/2453293020_80e2...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2295/2453293020_80e2b877aa_z.jpg?zz=1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandwick/2453293020/)
I'm into the underground (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandwick/2453293020/) by...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-23-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 3,727,587
Posted By Sandwick
Oh yes - I'd buy it!

Oh yes - I'd buy it!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-28-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,596
Posted By Sandwick
Too many to mention but, on balance, it's the...

Too many to mention but, on balance, it's the Rodinal 1:100 thread, particulalrly P. Lynn Miller's contributions to it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2012
Replies: 122
Views: 15,240
Posted By Sandwick
I'm with Dee on this one - I recently acquired a...

I'm with Dee on this one - I recently acquired a MInolta SR-1 (model V) and it's an absolute delight. It's reasonably compact, feels beautifully built and the controls all fall to hand just so. ...
Forum: Travel 08-03-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 3,404
Posted By Sandwick
I hope you have a wonderful trip! As has been...

I hope you have a wonderful trip! As has been suggested, don't forget to drop in to Ffordes - fantastic camera shop not far from Inverness. If you head North West from Inverness you get to Ullapool...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-04-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 5,815
Posted By Sandwick
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/40/118970078_36d9e9...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/40/118970078_36d9e9141b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandwick/118970078/)
Skara Brae (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandwick/118970078/) by Sandwick...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-04-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 17,116
Posted By Sandwick
As a habitual lurker around here I've had way...

As a habitual lurker around here I've had way more than $10 worth of inspiration, knowledge and good humour from Keith. Thank you, Keith. $10 sent.

Fantastic idea, Juan. This place continues to...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-03-2011
Replies: 301
Views: 26,027
Posted By Sandwick
I started with degree in Social Sciences at the...

I started with degree in Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh then served as an Officer in the Royal Navy. I've been working as a Social Worker in local government for the last ten years. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-17-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,780
Posted By Sandwick
I have bought two Leica screwmount bodies from...

I have bought two Leica screwmount bodies from Peter Loy within the last year and a half or so. I would agree with John above that the items are conservatively graded. A fault did develop in the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,401
Posted By Sandwick
Thank you, Tom. The 1939 IIIb in question has...

Thank you, Tom. The 1939 IIIb in question has neither a matching lens nor any identified history (although no doubt it's had an interesting and eventful life). Lots of worn chrome. I don't think...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,401
Posted By Sandwick
I never cease to be amazed at the level of...

I never cease to be amazed at the level of knowledge that abounds here. Thank you, gentlemen, now I know!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,401
Posted By Sandwick
Leica IIIb with "S-T" engraved on the top plate

I was looking at a well worn Leica IIIb yesterday and on the top plate engraving, between the usual lines that say D.R.P. and Ernst Leitz, there is a further engraving in block capitals that reads,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-02-2011
Replies: 422
Views: 60,536
Posted By Sandwick
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2544/4500595747_0d6...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2544/4500595747_0d64900219_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandwick/4500595747/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandwick/4500595747/) by Sandwick...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,601
Posted By Sandwick
I've been sending bodies and lenses to Malcolm...

I've been sending bodies and lenses to Malcolm Taylor periodically for the last five years, I've never had less than fantastic work......and he's a wonderful mine of information on all things Leica....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-06-2010
Replies: 186
Views: 15,018
Posted By Sandwick
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2576/4123477824_3fb...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2576/4123477824_3fbcc08104_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandwick/4123477824/)
By Egton (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandwick/4123477824/) by Sandwick...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-06-2010
Replies: 186
Views: 15,018
Posted By Sandwick
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3638/3395901397_d5d...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3638/3395901397_d5dc8fa148_z.jpg?zz=1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandwick/3395901397/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandwick/3395901397/) by Sandwick...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-06-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,365
Posted By Sandwick
Great news; just placed my order.

Great news; just placed my order.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 08-05-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 7,490
Posted By Sandwick
Very, very sad to hear this.

Very, very sad to hear this.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-04-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 7,349
Posted By Sandwick
Over the years I've owned, at various times, a...

Over the years I've owned, at various times, a Leica M4-P, M4-2, II, IIIa and IIf. None of them have broken, despite a reasonably heavy amount of use (except the bent rewind on my M4-2 when I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-04-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 4,076
Posted By Sandwick
Happy with my Lumix G1. I intended to get an...

Happy with my Lumix G1. I intended to get an adapter to use my LTM lenses on it but, so far, I've never worked up the energy - the kit lens is very good and I enjoy using my LTM lenses on my Leicas.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-12-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,741
Posted By Sandwick
You're correct, Midniteson, I haven't quite got...

You're correct, Midniteson, I haven't quite got my head round posting images on the site. I think I've edited the post now so that there's a thumbnail that works - I think.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-12-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,741
Posted By Sandwick
That's a very nice image Midniteson. My father...

That's a very nice image Midniteson. My father in law gave me a Jupiter 8 a few years ago; I didn't expect much of it, but after I had Malcolm Taylor service it while he was repairing an old Leica...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-06-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,047
Posted By Sandwick
I've been an inveterate lurker here for a few...

I've been an inveterate lurker here for a few years, never felt I've had much to say, but it's about time that I got involved. I'd be very keen to participate if you decide to run this for another...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-30-2010
Replies: 69
Views: 7,540
Posted By Sandwick
People seem to get really bent out of shape over...

People seem to get really bent out of shape over this suggestion by Mike Johnson - I thought it sounded very practical (apart from the single contentious paragraph about Leica mystique and more...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-10-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 10,525
Posted By Sandwick
LeicaTom - If you phone Malcolm, ask him about...

LeicaTom - If you phone Malcolm, ask him about Rommel's Leica.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-09-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,614
Posted By Sandwick
I'm sure there was another thread with a "show us...

I'm sure there was another thread with a "show us your Leica factory conversions" type title (although it wasn't exactly that). I was looking for it recently too, couldn't find it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-05-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 5,151
Posted By Sandwick
There's a IIIcK currently for sale here: ...

There's a IIIcK currently for sale here: http://www.reddotcameras.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=47_50&products_id=2200
Forum: Travel 04-08-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,797
Posted By Sandwick
I've never had the opportunity to visit Iceland,...

I've never had the opportunity to visit Iceland, but I have become rather obsessed by this Icelandic photographer: http://www.rax.is/
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-07-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By Sandwick
I bought a very similar camera (but mine is not...

I bought a very similar camera (but mine is not in as good cosmetic condition) from Peter Walnes about a year ago (if you search the net for his name you'll find his shop). Mine has a small dent on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-30-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 6,038
Posted By Sandwick
Quick, sell your M9s now, they'll be worthless...

Quick, sell your M9s now, they'll be worthless when the mystery camera arrives!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-20-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 3,685
Posted By Sandwick
Oops, I'm falling in to the trap of making things...

Oops, I'm falling in to the trap of making things sound more complicated than they are. There's nothing I know of that's special about the "silver nose" lenses - but i do like shiny things!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 3,685
Posted By Sandwick
I bought my OM-1 from John Hermanson earlier this...

I bought my OM-1 from John Hermanson earlier this year, it's a "replacement" for the one that I had stolen from my student flat in Edinburgh twenty years ago. I could have obtained one much more...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 3,685
Posted By Sandwick
Mabelsound - as a slight aside, I recently...

Mabelsound - as a slight aside, I recently acquired a 75-150mm zoom for my OM-1, cost me next to nothing and it looks as if it's had a hard life. However, despite my negative assumptions about all...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-06-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 5,257
Posted By Sandwick
A Leica IIIa was my gateway drug into Leica M...

A Leica IIIa was my gateway drug into Leica M but the Ms have gone now in favour of the LTM. I think it's because I have a sticky-out nose and, consequently, my spectacles sit forward off my face,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 3,346
Posted By Sandwick
I had an M4-P until a year or so ago. The...

I had an M4-P until a year or so ago. The combination of my spectacles and the shape of my face meant that the 35mm framelines were just a little too awkward to be comfortable. I always felt that I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-07-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,569
Posted By Sandwick
But I always wanted to be a...

But I always wanted to be a lumberjack.........(cue music).....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-31-2009
Replies: 316
Views: 29,195
Posted By Sandwick
Very sad news indeed. I only knew him through...

Very sad news indeed. I only knew him through his posts here and he didn't know me, but I learned a great deal from him and I'm very grateful for it. Thank you Al, I'm sorry that I didn't tell you.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-22-2009
Replies: 129
Views: 16,836
Posted By Sandwick
The camera that's with me most when I head out...

The camera that's with me most when I head out the door is my Leica IIf - it's simple, beautifully built and more reliable than I ever need a camera to be. With a SBOOI viewfinder on it and either...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 3,572
Posted By Sandwick
I still say I could take them both with my...

I still say I could take them both with my Leicaflex! :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-13-2009
Replies: 79
Views: 5,375
Posted By Sandwick
B&W is processed in the bathroom at home - mostly...

B&W is processed in the bathroom at home - mostly with Diafine or Rodinal. C41 goes to a local lab near my office, but the more B&W I shoot the less interested I become in colour film.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 3,468
Posted By Sandwick
Hmm, I have a Leicaflex SL sitting in front of me...

Hmm, I have a Leicaflex SL sitting in front of me and it seems pretty clear that it would demolish an OM-1 without much difficulty. The OMs are fantastic cameras.....but not such obvious bludgeons.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 46,803
Posted By Sandwick
I think it has to be a 50/2 Summicron of one form...

I think it has to be a 50/2 Summicron of one form or another.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-12-2009
Replies: 79
Views: 9,120
Posted By Sandwick
Ragnar Axelsson: www.rax.is and James...

Ragnar Axelsson: www.rax.is and James Ravilious: www.jamesravilious.com In both cases their focus has seemed to be on recording dying patterns of life in rural areas: Ravilous in South-West...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-07-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,098
Posted By Sandwick
....I suppose then that it's only a matter of...

....I suppose then that it's only a matter of time before someone uses a TLR to photograph a liveview image on the back of their DSLR?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By Sandwick
www.silverprint.co.uk ?

www.silverprint.co.uk ?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By Sandwick
www.7dayshop.com ?

www.7dayshop.com ?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-12-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,352
Posted By Sandwick
I have no connection to www.ffordes.com (other...

I have no connection to www.ffordes.com (other than having bought a few cameras and lenses from them), but if you look at their website you'll see a couple of Leica M2s and a couple of 50mm f/2...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,764
Posted By Sandwick
Your mileage may vary. I was pretty disappointed...

Your mileage may vary. I was pretty disappointed when I first bought my first Leica M (M4-2) and discovered that my spectacles meant I couldn't see all of the 35mm framelines without peering around...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-26-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 3,198
Posted By Sandwick
I don't know about Solea being the world's most...

I don't know about Solea being the world's most popular photographer, but I do know that , as far as I'm concerned, this woman's one of Flickr's most under-rated superheroes:...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,646
Posted By Sandwick
I don't normally like novelty t-shirts but........

...in this case I may make an exception:

http://www.boden.co.uk/col.asp?segname=Men&styid=ML099&segid=4&gpname=Tops+%26+T-shirts&desname=Printed+T-shirt&gpid=27&gen=2#img
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-17-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
Posted By Sandwick
Well, this is all very droll. Hang on, my...

Well, this is all very droll. Hang on, my spelling's not very good, meant to say "troll".
Erik
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-06-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 4,179
Posted By Sandwick
Erik, you've inadvertently answered a question...

Erik, you've inadvertently answered a question I've been pondering recently. I bought a red scale elmar a few years ago, a 1957 lens, to mount on a Leica M4-2. I'd read that it would collapse into...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-01-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,550
Posted By Sandwick
Salad Tounge: I might be able to help, I've sent...

Salad Tounge: I might be able to help, I've sent you a PM (I'm in North Yorkshire).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-04-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By Sandwick
Jesse1dog, I had a CLA done recently by Malcolm...

Jesse1dog,
I had a CLA done recently by Malcolm Taylor who lives near Leominster in Herefordshire. He CLA'd a Leica IIIa for me that I'd bought for very little but came with a number of problems -...
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