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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2,100
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Posted By Dralowid
...and then show us some early Saab Estates!

...and then show us some early Saab Estates!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 813
Posted By Dralowid
The choice of an ltm camera body should be based...

The choice of an ltm camera body should be based on condition above all else.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 813
Posted By Dralowid
Everyone has their favourites so it can be rare...

Everyone has their favourites so it can be rare to get an answer to your specific question (if there was one!).

There is really nothing wrong with a IIf and an Elmar. From a UK perspective the IIf...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By Dralowid
Next we'll be talking about the Zenit...

Next we'll be talking about the Zenit Photosniper...that came in a cool case!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,100
Views: 312,954
Posted By Dralowid
A fine Wartburg though it appears to have...

A fine Wartburg though it appears to have something on the floor under the engine to collect the drips. They were three cylinder two strokes. I doubt that America has ever experienced a two stroke...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 723
Posted By Dralowid
Right at the bottom of the scale the Konica Pop...

Right at the bottom of the scale the Konica Pop was an excellent little device that consistently produced acceptable results on many family holidays.

Ours was red.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By Dralowid
Irrelevant post... I've used the 21 SA R on M...

Irrelevant post...

I've used the 21 SA R on M and Sony. All I can say is that it was excellent on both. On the M it blocks everything and weighs a ton, on the Sony it just seemed very nice indeed....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,111
Posted By Dralowid
Shawn, a good solution that solves a problem!...

Shawn, a good solution that solves a problem! Michael
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,111
Posted By Dralowid
Did you have to re-collimate the lens or could...

Did you have to re-collimate the lens or could you use whatever was there originally? I can't quite tell from your pictures.

The reason I ask is that I thought on the 'hockey stick' cameras that...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,160
Posted By Dralowid
I always thought the ergonomics of the Contax I a...

I always thought the ergonomics of the Contax I a bit of a struggle, I didn't realise that this pose was the correct way of going about using this camera.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By Dralowid
If it had been a Fed I it could have been one of...

If it had been a Fed I it could have been one of those that was hacked into a digital point and shoot (can't find the link).

But it isn't and unless he is admiring the indestructible Soviet covering...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Dralowid
Thanks for that, it certainly adds to the story.

Thanks for that, it certainly adds to the story.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Dralowid
Where is that now? Is it with my LTM refresher...

Where is that now? Is it with my LTM refresher thread that I can't find? I know they went to a repairs section somewhere which is sort of technically correct but they are specific to a camera...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Dralowid
Siebert worked for Leitz from '20 to '47, a long...

Siebert worked for Leitz from '20 to '47, a long time and presumably a lot of lenses.

(I fear this thread may be moved to somewhere where I will never find it again!)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Dralowid
Herewith from teh good old...

Herewith from teh good old BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/1GWLXtNaSlyk1pB3PbeTCA
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Dralowid
Arthur Seibert 'Wizard of Wetzlar' at Leitz

Do we know what optical designs Arthur Seibert worked on during his long time at Leitz? Also was he on the photographic or scientific side of the business?

I think he left in 1947 to go to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Dralowid
Technically (well so far as darts, archery and...

Technically (well so far as darts, archery and probably heraldry goes) a fletch.

My earliest was 10xxx so well out of range.

Interesting stuff!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-01-2020
Replies: 2,100
Views: 312,954
Posted By Dralowid
The four cylinder A-Hs were known as 100 or 100S...

The four cylinder A-Hs were known as 100 or 100S (rare). This one is badged 100. The grille is the correct shape for this.

Six cylinder was known as 100/6 before a change to the better known...
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 03-01-2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2,305
Posted By Dralowid
I gave up collecting still cameras when they...

I gave up collecting still cameras when they became too expensive, well the ones I wanted did...however...
my collection of clockwork standard (or double) 8 movie cameras continues to grow.

Welcome...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Dralowid
Have you read this?...

Have you read this?

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=170754

On another topic, the 3D hood on Thingiverse, if I have the right one, looks like a version of SOOMP,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Dralowid
No I haven't cut the JIH hood yet, as I said it...

No I haven't cut the JIH hood yet, as I said it hasn't vignetted for me. The small hood on the Summar is I think from an Arco Cine camera.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Dralowid
Further Elmar & Summar hood thoughts

This worked and was much neater than the original:

https://live.staticflickr.com/7441/9441608233_3ec53ecd65_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fojHbR)IMG_1627 (https://flic.kr/p/fojHbR) by dralowid...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-27-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,111
Posted By Dralowid
I regret selling mine, it went to John Neal who...

I regret selling mine, it went to John Neal who used to frequent this forum, John, if you are still around I'll buy it back!

https://live.staticflickr.com/8040/8022670491_61173d4474_k.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-27-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,111
Posted By Dralowid
I've not experienced vignetting with Jack the Hat...

I've not experienced vignetting with Jack the Hat and yes, Erik you are quite right it is no good for Elmars, a black Fison will do. FLQOO is just too damn expensive.

The black IIIa has history with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-27-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,111
Posted By Dralowid
Ebay seller Jack the Hat (or something like it)...

Ebay seller Jack the Hat (or something like it) used to sell a simple, cheap solution for a Summar hood, screw in. This is it:

https://live.staticflickr.com/8094/8520056017_f271920a8e_k.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-27-2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1,518
Posted By Dralowid
On reflection I think a Fed would be more useful...

On reflection I think a Fed would be more useful for parts for a II or III, the IIIc is, as you know, significantly different. Anyway you have more bits that I thought.

I think shiny brass is a bad...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-26-2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1,518
Posted By Dralowid
So...it begs the question, what to do with...

So...it begs the question, what to do with it?

If it were me, I'd do nothing until I was able to collect the missing bits. From the pictures I'd say two round bezels, the rangefinder lens (that is a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-25-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By Dralowid
With this I agree. Furthermore it may come as a...

With this I agree. Furthermore it may come as a surprise to some that the ltm Leica might be a new discovery for many people, hopefully of a younger generation.

As I a grumpy old person who thinks...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-25-2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1,518
Posted By Dralowid
Post some pictures anyway, it will be of interest!

Post some pictures anyway, it will be of interest!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-22-2020
Replies: 2,100
Views: 312,954
Posted By Dralowid
Its simply lovely. Check out Lady Docker's...

Its simply lovely. Check out Lady Docker's Daimler.

Going back to my history lesson I seem to remember that many Lanchesters and Daimlers of the '20s and '30s (and before) were sleeve valve (for the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-22-2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1,518
Posted By Dralowid
You can see the vertical bar that controls the...

You can see the vertical bar that controls the slow speeds so yes, it may or should have one. Regarding the knobs I was told that if you strip the chrome off chrome ones you can come to layer of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-22-2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1,518
Posted By Dralowid
Looking at your first post, a IIIc does not have...

Looking at your first post, a IIIc does not have nickel knobs (well it shouldn't have)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-22-2020
Replies: 2,100
Views: 312,954
Posted By Dralowid
Daimlers and Lanchesters were the choice of...

Daimlers and Lanchesters were the choice of Royalty and serious nobility, those Rolls Royces were way too flashy.

I have fond memories of one of the last 'proper' Daimlers, the V8 Majestic Major. A...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-19-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By Dralowid
This is what I would describe as a normal...

This is what I would describe as a normal pressure plate. Ignore attractive scratch!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49556757138_818817ca13_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ivaknd)IMG_4070...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-19-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1,302
Posted By Dralowid
Ah yes, that is what Laney says in his book. I...

Ah yes, that is what Laney says in his book. I would have thought that a small format rangefinder camera would be the wrong way to approach such tasks. A Leica I on a fixed stand maybe, but a...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-19-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1,302
Posted By Dralowid
Yes, the Leica 72 was available from '50-'63....

Yes, the Leica 72 was available from '50-'63. Rare, less than 500.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-19-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1,302
Posted By Dralowid
I've never read a review of the Leica 72 but then...

I've never read a review of the Leica 72 but then I find 36 exposures way too many!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-19-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By Dralowid
This link is rather good for the old version of...

This link is rather good for the old version of the slow speed dial:

http://tunnel13.com/blog/leica-iiia-cla-and-repair/
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By Dralowid
Many thanks to wolves3012 whose diagnosis was...

Many thanks to wolves3012 whose diagnosis was 100%, a tiny drop of oil and it is happy now.

The camera is signed inside by various repairers over the years but the oldest I could read was T Joyce...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-18-2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1,518
Posted By Dralowid
Erik, Did you have a black IIIc made from...

Erik,

Did you have a black IIIc made from parts?

To the OP, we look forward to pictures, they'll give us a much better idea as to what it is.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By Dralowid
Erik, I have been sharpening my adze ready for...

Erik,

I have been sharpening my adze ready for just such a project. After a long period of treatment my PCSD has receded meaning I have just about got over the Contax I.

With a serial number of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By Dralowid
Thanks, will have a look at these, the rough...

Thanks, will have a look at these, the rough sound seems to come from the second blind at slower speeds (not slow speeds).
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By Dralowid
LTM 'refresher course'

Having got rid of my M I have got the ltms out of storage. After a prolonged sleep some of the shutters sound vert dry and rough. Rangefinders, bilnds etc all appear OK.

I haven't been inside one of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-15-2020
Replies: 2,167
Views: 617,460
Posted By Dralowid
Indeed, using an LTM is so nice that I have just...

Indeed, using an LTM is so nice that I have just taken all my M gear up to London to be sold.

If I am going to make the effort to use film then I should really use an LTM.

I feel liberated (and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2020
Replies: 40
Views: 1,451
Posted By Dralowid
So, how would you apply the sunny 16 rule?

So, how would you apply the sunny 16 rule?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 5,753
Posted By Dralowid
I think Peter at CRR has retired, apologies to...

I think Peter at CRR has retired, apologies to him if he hasn't.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 5,753
Posted By Dralowid
Well things come full circle. Back to the...

Well things come full circle.

Back to the kitchen table with lighter fluid, toothbrush and a big mallet!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Dralowid
Apart from a few obscure ones there is no premium...

Apart from a few obscure ones there is no premium on conversions.

Price way too high in the UK for a black and nickel III + Elmar...mind you I don't know what they sell for in the US.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Dralowid
The baseplate is the easiest thing to repaint...

The baseplate is the easiest thing to repaint...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-25-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By Dralowid
Just remember that the components of this lens...

Just remember that the components of this lens may well have been undisturbed for the best part of eighty years.

It would be optimistic to assume that it will simply unscrew without effort, but...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1,024
Posted By Dralowid
A SBOOI will now cost as much as a useable lens...

A SBOOI will now cost as much as a useable lens...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-17-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By Dralowid
Peak Imaging are not cheap but very good.

Peak Imaging are not cheap but very good.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,665
Posted By Dralowid
I'm surprised this number isn't even bigger, 8mm...

I'm surprised this number isn't even bigger, 8mm was at a very low level.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-13-2020
Replies: 2,100
Views: 312,954
Posted By Dralowid
Anyone got a picture of a Cord L29? preferably a...

Anyone got a picture of a Cord L29? preferably a saloon/sedan?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-12-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By Dralowid
I have conversions of II and III with and without...

I have conversions of II and III with and without sync and have never had problems with either. However I think my favourite is a prewar conversion of an early black I to IIIa. It is very, very...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-12-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Dralowid
I too would like to know if possible, Thanks

I too would like to know if possible,

Thanks
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,643
Posted By Dralowid
Looking at it from the 'green' angle it should...

Looking at it from the 'green' angle it should have a small climber growing over it, perhaps an evergreen, rooted in a little pouch on the front that will only require occasional watering. This might...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-08-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By Dralowid
If the flash plug is on the back next to the...

If the flash plug is on the back next to the finder window and the speed dial looks like a IIIf dial with the flash value numbers around the outside then it is most likely to be a factory conversion....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2020
Replies: 9,248
Views: 925,172
Posted By Dralowid
Don't keep it long term in its airtight case, it...

Don't keep it long term in its airtight case, it can do nasty things to the covering which goes all sort of sticky...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-06-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By Dralowid
Go to the Leica LTM part of the site and read...

Go to the Leica LTM part of the site and read through the 'Conversions' section. You will find plenty about these cameras.

It sounds like you have a II syn which is normal factory conversion of an...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,931
Posted By Dralowid
I look forward to the LTM version. Will I have to...

I look forward to the LTM version. Will I have to wait long?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,606
Posted By Dralowid
...and I tried to sell some old R stuff,...

...and I tried to sell some old R stuff, including SLMOT and motor (which are quite rare) 21mm SA R etc etc.

I set my ambitions were quite low but still I failed!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,606
Posted By Dralowid
There is a certain sort of pointlessness about...

There is a certain sort of pointlessness about all this but at the same time a weird fascination...

A Leica III in 1935 cost around £35 (from memory) Apparently this would now be £2,458

If you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,606
Posted By Dralowid
£1127 in 2000 for a new chrome M6TTL from Classic...

£1127 in 2000 for a new chrome M6TTL from Classic Camera. Apparently £1900 now. Got a way to go...but I still use it.

The late chrome 50mm Summicron and chrome 90mm Elmarit (way too heavy) are long...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-02-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By Dralowid
In the UK: http://europhotoservices.co.uk/

In the UK: http://europhotoservices.co.uk/
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-31-2019
Replies: 2,167
Views: 617,460
Posted By Dralowid
Never noticed this, I will check what I have. I...

Never noticed this, I will check what I have.

I assume this only applies to lenses marked in metres? Yes surely it must do, I cannot see them making lenses marked in feet during the war. Never...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-31-2019
Replies: 2,167
Views: 617,460
Posted By Dralowid
Excellent Erik, I was rather hoping you...

Excellent Erik, I was rather hoping you were!

Michael
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2019
Replies: 2,100
Views: 312,954
Posted By Dralowid
David, Do you mean the Slough built Bijou?

David, Do you mean the Slough built Bijou?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-27-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By Dralowid
I had, and enjoyed the GR1 but always wondered...

I had, and enjoyed the GR1 but always wondered about the cheaper R1s, which from memory, had a 30mm lens and a 20 something mm panoramic setting. I wonder if it has stood the test of time?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,825
Posted By Dralowid
Love it, it gives you bubbles in the blood. I...

Love it, it gives you bubbles in the blood. I used to come over to NY almost monthly and the all night lifestyle suited my jet lag well.

When I first came I brought a bag of gear, as I got used to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,367
Posted By Dralowid
As a Brit I used to love US radio comedy. Who did...

As a Brit I used to love US radio comedy. Who did the Chariot Salesman sketch?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-25-2019
Replies: 2,100
Views: 312,954
Posted By Dralowid
Let us rise up above the...

Let us rise up above the mundane...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49272808796_bbcd84c161_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i552q9)IMG_0151 (https://flic.kr/p/2i552q9) by dralowid...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,367
Posted By Dralowid
Apols, should have checked elsewhere before I...

Apols, should have checked elsewhere before I posted, £135 for an ABLON is not as bonkers it might seem...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,367
Posted By Dralowid
Hats off to Russell, if he can get £135 for an...

Hats off to Russell, if he can get £135 for an ABLON (not ALBION) I am in awe.

https://www.soperfectimages.co.uk/camerasforsale/leica/leica-leitz-albion-35mm-film-leader-trimmer-template/

Having...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,367
Posted By Dralowid
You actually have a real bricks and mortar camera...

You actually have a real bricks and mortar camera shop? In the UK? I am stunned...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By Dralowid
Someone who shall be nameless approached this...

Someone who shall be nameless approached this problem differently. When all else failed they put the camera in a very well padded vice and tapped the infinity lock catch bit on the flange quite...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-22-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Dralowid
I've seen this before on another Elmar and could...

I've seen this before on another Elmar and could never come up with a plausible explanation then...unless it was for use on a specific bit of scientific kit that required the diameter to be a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-18-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,528
Posted By Dralowid
Ducati made a great camera...as well as diesel...

Ducati made a great camera...as well as diesel engines and a few bikes that are appreciated by some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,591
Posted By Dralowid
Nothing I enjoy more than something a bit obscure...

Nothing I enjoy more than something a bit obscure or obtuse.

I have a curious hankering for the R's digital back despite a complete lack of knowledge about the device...which makes me ideally...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,591
Posted By Dralowid
And if the equipment is currently 'unfashionable'...

And if the equipment is currently 'unfashionable' you hear nothing on the internet.

For example I have yet to hear anyone have anything good (or bad) to say about the handling of the SL/SL2 with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-14-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By Dralowid
Yes, I reckon it is Viso I, Ploot was never m...

Yes, I reckon it is Viso I, Ploot was never m mount. Having said that there are various 'scientific' or 'specialist' versions to confuse the issue.

I reckon it would be cheaper to find another that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,591
Posted By Dralowid
These days the choice between SL and SL2 should...

These days the choice between SL and SL2 should primarily be driven by condition rather than extra features. The same could be said for a lot of older devices.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,591
Posted By Dralowid
Keep the SL. It is more or less worthless but...

Keep the SL. It is more or less worthless but there is nothing quite like it so no reason to get rid. I still have a SL MOT. It is a wonderful lump of little value.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,850
Posted By Dralowid
The SL film advance is indeed a great thing,...

The SL film advance is indeed a great thing, don't forget that it also offers intermediate shutter speeds betwixt those marked.

It was a USAF jet.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,850
Posted By Dralowid
Someone please repeat the detail of the legend of...

Someone please repeat the detail of the legend of the 'proper' SL that fell out of a jet, lay in the desert for months and was returned to Leitz for repair.

I don't know how much of my memory is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-29-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By Dralowid
Ed Trotska is the man for older Contax II etc but...

Ed Trotska is the man for older Contax II etc but I don't know if he handles this new fangled 'lectric stuff?

[email protected]
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-16-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,528
Posted By Dralowid
Although something of a success on the rallying...

Although something of a success on the rallying circuit things like the Estelle had a poor reputation in the UK at least. They were cheap but generally unreliable though in their defence many did not...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-16-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,528
Posted By Dralowid
I just cannot reconcile Zenit with Leica. OK so...

I just cannot reconcile Zenit with Leica. OK so VW managed to rebuild Skoda's reputation but Zenit????
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-14-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,136
Posted By Dralowid
I have a cupboard full of movie cameras and yes,...

I have a cupboard full of movie cameras and yes, you would find processing and film costs high. Most labs offer frame by frame scanning too. The cameras, on the other hand, are mostly very, very...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,000
Posted By Dralowid
Ha! The elusive black nosed (or black rim) Summar!

Ha! The elusive black nosed (or black rim) Summar!
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,187
Posted By Dralowid
AhHa!...

AhHa!

https://camerapedia.fandom.com/wiki/Minolta_Disc-7
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,187
Posted By Dralowid
Excellent! Do you remember a Minolta disc camera...

Excellent!

Do you remember a Minolta disc camera with a convex mirror on the front that was sold with an early version of a selfie pole and a chain for measuring close ups?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-08-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,000
Posted By Dralowid
I would suggest that it is priced way too high...

I would suggest that it is priced way too high unless very, very special indeed.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-05-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By Dralowid
If it is a chrome camera suntan cream will remove...

If it is a chrome camera suntan cream will remove the paint in the lettering!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,537
Posted By Dralowid
Pakon or was it Pacon zooms?

Pakon or was it Pacon zooms?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-29-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By Dralowid
Tasco make (or made) binoculars and gun sights...

Tasco make (or made) binoculars and gun sights etc, someone will know...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-28-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Dralowid
It is up to you to decide whether what you read...

It is up to you to decide whether what you read on the internet is accurate. Tom would consider himself an expert on wartime production. I consider myself a novice with a particular interest in black...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Dralowid
Ah yes, I remember Tom, the cameras, the pictures...

Ah yes, I remember Tom, the cameras, the pictures and the Beetle. As you say, he's moved on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-26-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Dralowid
PAN F, that is an interesting piece of...

PAN F, that is an interesting piece of information that I have not heard before, may I ask the source? It certainly matches the observation that 'Heer' Elmars appear quite often.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,417
Posted By Dralowid
Although wedded to Leica I did like that Yashica...

Although wedded to Leica I did like that Yashica ltm camera whatever it was called.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-22-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Dralowid
I see no reason to doubt the year based on that...

I see no reason to doubt the year based on that serial number. Furthermore it would appear that Leitz record keeping remained largely unaffected by events.
Forum: RFF News 10-19-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 11,726
Posted By Dralowid
We used to hang newly bought duty free binoculars...

We used to hang newly bought duty free binoculars around our necks in full view when passing through customs...never failed.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-14-2019
Replies: 552
Views: 163,244
Posted By Dralowid
Interesting parts...you could make your own...

Interesting parts...you could make your own conversion!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Leica-rangefinder-housings/223704506826?hash=item3415d3e1ca:g:mNUAAOSwENVdo2pC
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,160
Posted By Dralowid
Hmmm, I don't see how the nickel on knobs etc can...

Hmmm, I don't see how the nickel on knobs etc can be worn through to brass and the paint immaculate...

Nice though.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-09-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Dralowid
The early II has a tinted rangefinder that helps...

The early II has a tinted rangefinder that helps but it is 1:1.

The III has an enlarged rangefinder but no tint.

I'm biased, I have been using the same III since 1965.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-08-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By Dralowid
I notice that you fear to mention the Contax I!

I notice that you fear to mention the Contax I!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-27-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By Dralowid
Chewed up grub screw to the right, red dot on...

Chewed up grub screw to the right, red dot on lens body just visible on the left. So two versions of the same lens.

https://live.staticflickr.com/8324/8398004792_d7332bb681_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By Dralowid
Interesting, the 90mm Summicrons have a glued on...

Interesting, the 90mm Summicrons have a glued on normal adapter (Vince's and mine had) but the 2.8 Summaron has a different beast altogether which I assume is specific to the lens.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By Dralowid
Have you found the tiny grub screw?

Have you found the tiny grub screw?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By Dralowid
The red index dot on mine is on the lens, the...

The red index dot on mine is on the lens, the adapter flange is too narrow to take it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By Dralowid
So called 'dual mount' Leitz lenses.

Just checking...

I'm aware of the dual mount 35mm Summaron 2.8, I have one.

I also know of the dual mount 90mm Summicron 2.0, I used to have one.

Are there any others? For example I have not seen...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,681
Posted By Dralowid
A few Certo Dollinas in a box, languishing. They...

A few Certo Dollinas in a box, languishing. They need to go...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,681
Posted By Dralowid
I never got on with the 3.5 35mm Elmar, maybe it...

I never got on with the 3.5 35mm Elmar, maybe it was a poor example or more likely I am a poor photographer. However...when I sold it I kept the FOOKH.

This in Leicashop is my favourite 35mm though...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,681
Posted By Dralowid
I always understood that VALOO was primarily for...

I always understood that VALOO was primarily for darkroom and close focussing attachment use with 50mm Elmar. Although handy for adjusting the aperture it is comparatively heavy and (in my opinion)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-18-2019
Replies: 2,100
Views: 312,954
Posted By Dralowid
I know, I know, but I am thinking about getting...

I know, I know, but I am thinking about getting another. After the Austin Seven (and I don't know how many others before it) the next target is an early Jag XJ6 or 420 (not 420G). I'll need to sell...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-12-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 9,501
Posted By Dralowid
To the OP. A suggestion. If you are new to ltm...

To the OP. A suggestion. If you are new to ltm Leicas forget about all the various bits you could have and go out just with camera and 50mm lens.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-11-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 9,501
Posted By Dralowid
At the risk of telling my grandmother how to suck...

At the risk of telling my grandmother how to suck eggs....when using the built in finder don't move your eye around and don't hold your eye too close to the finder. I know it is tiny but try and look...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,062
Posted By Dralowid
OOOPs! Having said that I have heard it...

OOOPs!

Having said that I have heard it mentioned that in the 1930s the most popular focal length after 50mm was 90mm.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,062
Posted By Dralowid
Erik, It is surely hard not to get the vintage...

Erik, It is surely hard not to get the vintage look into the sun without a hood!

I forgot to add that a well worn front element, polished over the years by various ties and handkerchiefs adds to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,062
Posted By Dralowid
Just how vintage do you want? Summar, into the...

Just how vintage do you want? Summar, into the sun, no hood.

https://live.staticflickr.com/8201/8153521949_2e96965e61_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dquW1D)CNV00017 (https://flic.kr/p/dquW1D) by dralowid...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,407
Posted By Dralowid
Just get a Leicaflex SL or SL2...

Just get a Leicaflex SL or SL2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Dralowid
I collect old movie cameras. many have a half...

I collect old movie cameras. many have a half exposed film still inside. I have a whole box of mostly unprocessed Kodachrome sitting in a cupboard. Who knows...who knows?
Forum: RFF Polls 08-25-2019
Replies: 2,999
Views: 1,793,536
Posted By Dralowid
In the end I gave up with the 1950s Specto...

In the end I gave up with the 1950s Specto projector and used a Eumig which looks '70s, ish.

After an initial smell of burning dust everything is fine and the colour and feel of projected...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-25-2019
Replies: 2,999
Views: 1,793,536
Posted By Dralowid
Trying to project several lifetimes of Kodachrome...

Trying to project several lifetimes of Kodachrome 8mm home movies. Projector has killed all power in the house twice now...better find another.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Dralowid
Two examples spring to mind immediately, battery...

Two examples spring to mind immediately, battery box contacts on Leicamotor for Leicaflex SL etc and back door contacts on M6 (I think).
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Dralowid
Beware abrasives. Some of the contacts on certain...

Beware abrasives. Some of the contacts on certain Leica kit are gold plated.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-12-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,091
Posted By Dralowid
...and while you are worrying about losing your...

...and while you are worrying about losing your viewfinder the eyesight correction lens falls off, the sunscreen on your hands melts the paint in the lettering and you leave the lens cap somewhere. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-10-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,278
Posted By Dralowid
Please let me know how you get on with Wetzlar I...

Please let me know how you get on with Wetzlar I understand they can be as good as one would expect!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-10-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,278
Posted By Dralowid
If (a big if) he is still taking on work Peter at...

If (a big if) he is still taking on work Peter at CRR (Luton) is ex Leica and a very good Leicaflex man (as well as all other Leicas). Contact only via phone.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,321
Posted By Dralowid
Although I would like to find out more about this...

Although I would like to find out more about this pocket watch I'm not at all sure I want to get into watches, and looking at some websites much of it is about new stuff. Remember the legend going...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-09-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Dralowid
There is another thread discussing the additional...

There is another thread discussing the additional benefits of the IIIg. I may have misread it all but got the impression that contributors on balance felt the extra cost over IIIf etc was not really...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-08-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By Dralowid
Did you actually have one? A friend of mine and I...

Did you actually have one? A friend of mine and I bought new GR1s both at the same time, his still works faultlessly but I sold my fully working one about three years ago to fund something else....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,321
Posted By Dralowid
The arrow is called a pheon. It is a pocket watch...

The arrow is called a pheon. It is a pocket watch thus marked that I want to find out about.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,321
Posted By Dralowid
Is there a forum/website for older watches and...

Is there a forum/website for older watches and pocket watches which could help with identification?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,278
Posted By Dralowid
What is the legend about the SL or SL2 in the...

What is the legend about the SL or SL2 in the Leica museum that fell out of a fighter during some war or other and was retrieved from the desert a long time later...repairable?

My SLMOT is a little...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,278
Posted By Dralowid
Build quality is old school, shutter speeds...

Build quality is old school, shutter speeds progressive (if that is the right word) then 10 x AA batteries in boxes with gold contacts, a motor that goes off like an old Norton with the ignition too...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,278
Posted By Dralowid
Motor doesn't get used these days, the Macro...

Motor doesn't get used these days, the Macro Elmarit is a great alternative to a 50mm and does so much more.

https://live.staticflickr.com/8011/7461012854_0b6b68f845_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-31-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,418
Posted By Dralowid
Erik Are all the black ones 'Three Crowns' /...

Erik
Are all the black ones 'Three Crowns' / Swedish forces or were there others?

Michael
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,278
Posted By Dralowid
From memory 1 cam = Original Leicaflex 2 cams =...

From memory

1 cam = Original Leicaflex
2 cams = SL and SL2
3 cams = Leicaflex, SL, SL2 and R

2 cam lenses used to be the cheapest but not so noticeable these days.

I have an SLMOT, 21 SA (because...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By Dralowid
I wonder if this camera has been repainted or at...

I wonder if this camera has been repainted or at least touched up? It looks very good indeed, both paint and nickel are excellent but you'd expect some wear, at least on the accessory shoe. In the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,498
Posted By Dralowid
If you can find one, the earlier 35mm f2.8...

If you can find one, the earlier 35mm f2.8 Summaron has a removable M mount which turns it into ltm. All you need to do is loosen a little screw.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By Dralowid
Don't forget double exposures, some short, some...

Don't forget double exposures, some short, some long.

Of course, not every camera is capable of double exposures...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By Dralowid
I ask the question because some seem to survive...

I ask the question because some seem to survive and others don't. I collect old 8mm movie cameras and many 'automatic' ones have built in big meters by well known manufacturers that drive the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By Dralowid
Selenium Cells

What makes a selenium cell in an old light meter or camera deteriorate?

Continuous exposure to light? (as in on a shelf display)

Age?

Something else?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-18-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,861
Posted By Dralowid
By then someone will have made a self adhesive...

By then someone will have made a self adhesive sensor tape product that you can stick on your Leica pressure plate. It will send the images directly to your phone which will be embedded in your...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-18-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,861
Posted By Dralowid
...and then you could prove or disprove the...

...and then you could prove or disprove the 'myth' about the Red Scale Elmar.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-15-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,418
Posted By Dralowid
Does anyone use their self timers?

Does anyone use their self timers?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2019
Replies: 470
Views: 99,505
Posted By Dralowid
You need to meet a Dachshund...

You need to meet a Dachshund...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,204
Posted By Dralowid
I have an old Nex 6. It is great for what it is....

I have an old Nex 6. It is great for what it is. One of the reasons for choosing it was to not feel guilt about leaving my treasured 'legacy' lenses in the cupboard.

I realise now that this was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,275
Posted By Dralowid
Suntan cream. Suntan cream takes the printed...

Suntan cream. Suntan cream takes the printed lettering off cameras and even takes the black paint out of the engraved lettering on a chrome M6.

Makes you wonder what it does to your face.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-11-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 5,216
Posted By Dralowid
Try the other way round for a change, put a Leica...

Try the other way round for a change, put a Leica lens on an old cine camera...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48042197631_3406a47f15_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gcjPAg)IMG_3940...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,418
Posted By Dralowid
Although I'm only really interested in black...

Although I'm only really interested in black cameras I did quite like this, IIIc to IIIf ST conversion.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7577/16103074952_26f1ca159a_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-08-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,418
Posted By Dralowid
I agree, I had one but when time came to start a...

I agree, I had one but when time came to start a gear reduction plan it was one of the first to go.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-08-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,237
Posted By Dralowid
I'm just trying to make people think twice about...

I'm just trying to make people think twice about servicing...does it really need it?
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,375
Posted By Dralowid
The problem with going back to film I found is...

The problem with going back to film I found is that I no longer have the patience to wait to see my pictures...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,237
Posted By Dralowid
Your avatar displays a vehicle that will give...

Your avatar displays a vehicle that will give years and years of reliable service virtually untouched. When it finally has to go into a garage it may need to go back again to get niggles sorted.

It...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,237
Posted By Dralowid
It matters little, if it works properly it...

It matters little, if it works properly it doesn't need 'servicing' if it doesn't work properly it does.

I'm of the opinion that much of this so called 'servicing' or 'CLAing' does more harm than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 922
Posted By Dralowid
Nowadays the purge is continuous and the...

Nowadays the purge is continuous and the purchases far more sporadic.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,304
Posted By Dralowid
Every response will have a different viewpoint or...

Every response will have a different viewpoint or at least answer.

Mine? Condition is all.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,616
Posted By Dralowid
You are forgiven! I am misunderstood wherever I...

You are forgiven! I am misunderstood wherever I go.

Going back to the lady herself, she was certainly very good at her job.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,616
Posted By Dralowid
Good God man, we're British!

Good God man, we're British!
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,616
Posted By Dralowid
I met her through an anthropologist called Andrew...

I met her through an anthropologist called Andrew Baring who was working in the Nuba and Darfur areas. Must have been late '70s(?). She called him Herr Boring but neither of us knew whether she was...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-30-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,616
Posted By Dralowid
You have reminded me that I met her once, she was...

You have reminded me that I met her once, she was working on projects in Africa at the time. A little scary.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Dralowid
Somewhere there are some interesting pics of one...

Somewhere there are some interesting pics of one famous photographer covering Monaco with M, Telyt and Visoflex
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,158
Posted By Dralowid
I have had my TTL since new. I chose it because...

I have had my TTL since new. I chose it because it was a little discounted at the time.

It has never been serviced, it always works, beyond that there is little to add.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-18-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,545
Posted By Dralowid
IIIc stepper for sure, but the eyepieces...They...

IIIc stepper for sure, but the eyepieces...They don't look like Leitz at all. So someone has taken an unused top housing and modified it. Indeed the whole r/f inside will be like a III ...probably....
Forum: Travel 05-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 960
Posted By Dralowid
...and don't even think about the tea.

...and don't even think about the tea.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By Dralowid
On any Leica I does the 15mm viewfinder make it...

On any Leica I does the 15mm viewfinder make it difficult to get to the speed dial?

Or does this only happen on the versions that have a fixed viewfinder and one accessory shoe?

I remember a...
Forum: Travel 05-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 960
Posted By Dralowid
I assume Olden's camera shop off Broadway has...

I assume Olden's camera shop off Broadway has gone? Haven't looked for it for years...it was great place with a cabinet full of old Leicas etc.
Forum: Travel 05-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 960
Posted By Dralowid
As a Brit it is all about walking and the Subway,...

As a Brit it is all about walking and the Subway, forget taxis. Carry as little as possible and try to relax (which isn't that easy it is too much fun).

Another tip for someone who was brought up...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,663
Posted By Dralowid
No, I would rather spend the money on a future...

No, I would rather spend the money on a future proof Leica that makes great pictures and whose value and reliability have a proven record...something like an original hockey stick Leica I.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-20-2019
Replies: 552
Views: 163,244
Posted By Dralowid
Shawn, Pre war conversion II to III (IIIa has...

Shawn,

Pre war conversion II to III (IIIa has 1/1000).

Wait till you have it in your hand re nickel/chrome question. Lugs would most likely have come with the conversion to III which has lugs as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Dralowid
Where are you? I've got a box of bulbs if I can...

Where are you? I've got a box of bulbs if I can find it and you are welcome to them. Mostly the smaller later ones, not the big round ones with what looks like steel wool in them.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,477
Posted By Dralowid
Amongst all this spare a thought for the people...

Amongst all this spare a thought for the people rebuilding the Charles Rennie Macintosh building in Glasgow, they had nearly finished when it burnt again. They appear resolute but it must be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,477
Posted By Dralowid
Of course it will be rebuilt (see fire at York...

Of course it will be rebuilt (see fire at York Cathedral and earlier reconstruction in Europe after two World Wars). The rebuilding will be an opportunity to train new artisans in old skills that are...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-12-2019
Replies: 552
Views: 163,244
Posted By Dralowid
Yup, II syn. Very nice indeed!

Yup, II syn.

Very nice indeed!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By Dralowid
No yaks in Billingham. Stationery (or...

No yaks in Billingham.

Stationery (or stationary) closures are an art form in themselves, like film we must ensure they survive in the digital age...stand up those with a Gestetner Operators...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By Dralowid
That's what I meant but to quote the Kiev...

That's what I meant but to quote the Kiev Survival Site, the string would have been Yak string.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By Dralowid
Two brass spit pins through the box and then...

Two brass spit pins through the box and then those fibre washers, as seen on old legal box files...bit of string winds round...maybe?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Dralowid
You can almost smell it... Excellent!

You can almost smell it...

Excellent!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,555
Posted By Dralowid
A Ricoh GR1s sized Ricoh digital or even a Ricoh...

A Ricoh GR1s sized Ricoh digital or even a Ricoh GR1s that will work for years
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,073
Posted By Dralowid
Forgot to mention that the 21mm Super Angulon is...

Forgot to mention that the 21mm Super Angulon is a hell of sight cheaper in R than M
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,988
Posted By Dralowid
Spent months working in Melbourne, many happy...

Spent months working in Melbourne, many happy memories. Loved that bunch of guys rebuilding a Liberator in a shed in Werribee!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,988
Posted By Dralowid
There was once a Citroen factory in Melbourne...

There was once a Citroen factory in Melbourne assembling Ds's. Where was it?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,073
Posted By Dralowid
Have a think about the the 60mm Elmarit 2.8. It...

Have a think about the the 60mm Elmarit 2.8. It is not that much bigger and is of course a macro lens too. Excellent results however you use it.

(None of the R lenses that I have used have been...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-21-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By Dralowid
Erik, I'm doing quite well, in the last week I've...

Erik, I'm doing quite well, in the last week I've found homes for OZXVO, OSBLO, ELDIA (finally!), half a Contax and some ltm shutter guards. I'll get down to the bottom of the box of bits in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By Dralowid
David, very true, these days I seem to be...

David, very true, these days I seem to be 'running down the can' or 'kicking the clock down the road' so I don't really know where I am.

How to tell the difference? One fits and the other doesn't....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By Dralowid
Got it! Dyslexia or something similar setting...

Got it! Dyslexia or something similar setting in.


Thanks
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By Dralowid
Orako

Please tell me if I have this right...it is that little rangefinder filter.

ORAKO comes in two different sizes.

One is smaller for the earlier II, III, and IIIa, it has a part number of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Dralowid
Obvious but have you checked that the lens in...

Obvious but have you checked that the lens in question moves freely when not on the camera?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 925,172
Posted By Dralowid
Well, I think you may have most of it!

Well, I think you may have most of it!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,703
Posted By Dralowid
As I read this thread I spot a roll of reversal...

As I read this thread I spot a roll of reversal panchromatic Ferrania on my shelf. £1.5s.8d. expired April '1969.

50 years ago...

Last time I read their website it seemed as if that they had fallen...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-16-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,040
Posted By Dralowid
I have a friend who used to have a huge...

I have a friend who used to have a huge collection of cameras. Sold the lot.

These days his interest only lies in scratch built cameras, often made by apprentices. Absolutely fascinating and often...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-16-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,040
Posted By Dralowid
All you need to do is to focus on what you want...

All you need to do is to focus on what you want to spend the money on. All my Russian still cameras have gone, down to 6(ish) Leicas, some bits of Certo Dollinas and around 100 movie cameras...that...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,902
Posted By Dralowid
There was a thread ages ago (in the ltm section)...

There was a thread ages ago (in the ltm section) that more or less came to the conclusion that it is probably more satisfying (and a lot cheaper) to buy a Leica I...not the the same admittedly but...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-14-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,040
Posted By Dralowid
Seriously spooky!!!

Seriously spooky!!!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,040
Posted By Dralowid
My collection at it's height (plus Zorki...

My collection at it's height (plus Zorki 3m)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1573/24373658145_6bd255500b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D8Pnpg)IMG_0053 (https://flic.kr/p/D8Pnpg) by dralowid...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,801
Posted By Dralowid
Not sure if thread filters were intended. Took...

Not sure if thread filters were intended. Took the old A36 filters.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,040
Posted By Dralowid
This thread is starting to make me regret selling...

This thread is starting to make me regret selling that camera but funds were needed to keep the boating habit going in retirement. As the weather improves I'll be sitting out there in the wild blue...
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