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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 38
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Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My MX died not on me, but in the hands of a...

My MX died not on me, but in the hands of a gargoyle restorer who couldn't let me up the scaffolding of a great medieval church he was restoring to take photos but volunteered to take a number for me...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
New batch of PMK Pyro arrived and this time I...

New batch of PMK Pyro arrived and this time I tried TriX and Kentmere 400. The latter is a cheaper film, slightly too grainy to my taste, but I thought I'd give it a whirl, so did it using the TriX...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 3,709
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Victorian tombs, Kensal Green Cemetery, London....

Victorian tombs, Kensal Green Cemetery, London.

This was the first of the garden cemeteries built in London, with numerous extraordinary mausoleums and tombs in numerous styles - here you have...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Kodak prices its bulk film at a considerable...

Kodak prices its bulk film at a considerable premium to roll film, which makes little sense but it's the same everywhere.

If I see something like this I just buy the cheaper option, often happens...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 808
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have a Leica III with all the improvements over...

I have a Leica III with all the improvements over the Leica II. It works relatively well, and was serviced 18 months ago. I would not dream of using it as a daily camera and comes out on special...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,182
Views: 423,727
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Balda Pontina with Meyer Gorlitz 105mm f4.5...

Balda Pontina with Meyer Gorlitz 105mm f4.5 Trioplan. When you take a 6x9 then wind on only 4.5cm. TriX at 1600 in HC110 B

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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 747
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That looks great, and immensely reasonable!

That looks great, and immensely reasonable!
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 3 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,598
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely story and a great connection. Do you feel...

Lovely story and a great connection. Do you feel it gives you a sense of wanting to do it justice? - I have a camera belonging to a friend who is a very fine film photographer, and it does make me...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,801
Views: 289,531
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I suspect David's establishment is probably of...

I suspect David's establishment is probably of the moderately grand type, so most likely to have a cook general, housemaid, keeper and valet rather than butler. The valet would probably double up as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 709
Views: 80,368
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Answering b - I use the 35mm f2.8 Biogon on my M5...

Answering b - I use the 35mm f2.8 Biogon on my M5 with absoutely no issue.

To the extent you can check the metering (a 1.35v battery and an app or working camera for the meter). There should be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,801
Views: 289,531
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My brief involvement with the world of RR and...

My brief involvement with the world of RR and Bentley classics was that the cheaper ones were doubly expensive.

After restoring or running 5 classics I have learned that the enjoyment of others'...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gallery daily uploads - too many?

Not singling out anyone, but I thought there was a limit of 5 per day per person. Just looked and someone has managed a cool 15 today.

Apart from pushing others photos so far back it's difficult to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,516
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The Bessa RF folder arrived today - a thing of...

The Bessa RF folder arrived today - a thing of engineering beauty. I just wish the vendor had mentioned slow slow shutter speeds, this level of non-disclosure especially from dealers drives me nuts....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,801
Views: 289,531
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The Big Six. We forget too often that Austin made...

The Big Six. We forget too often that Austin made some excellent upscale vehicles pre-war. Most of the named cars have their names taken from towns local to me - so Iver, , Burnham, Eton, Windsor,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 709
Views: 80,368
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Since buying my M5 I've hardly used my M3 at all....

Since buying my M5 I've hardly used my M3 at all. I love the metering (especially now with the correct 1.35 battery), the ergonomics are superb and the build quality is tank like. It has the mass to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,397
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
With one exception - daylight vs tungsten...

With one exception - daylight vs tungsten balanced film.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 5 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,397
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
AMEN brother!

AMEN brother!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 5 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,397
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sad but true Michael. My cousin had a different...

Sad but true Michael. My cousin had a different approach in that she posted me all the old photos of family and cars she didn't recognise, as I, as an amateur photographer and car nut would no doubt...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 5 Days Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 11,883
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I am hindered by my lack of talent, a certain...

I am hindered by my lack of talent, a certain dilenttantism that sees me flit around without real application, and a lack of patience.

I suspect none of those will be changing any time soon, but I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 6 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,397
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wrestling with a pre-war Balda Pontina folder...

Wrestling with a pre-war Balda Pontina folder today I have to dissent from the notion of film being easy to shoot, at least on that! A curious and rather joyless experience. Oh for some buttons and...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 6 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 641
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Vielen Dank! Always fun to have humour in German...

Vielen Dank! Always fun to have humour in German pronunciation. Last year my choir performed Beethoven's Ninth with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and we were taught correct pronunciation by the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My Rolleiflex is my default film MF camera for...

My Rolleiflex is my default film MF camera for travel, and if I liked the results better it would be my Zeiss Super Ikonta 534/16 6x6 folder (not a fan of the Tessar on it).

I did have a Pentax 67...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 274
Views: 24,943
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Certainly a very distinctive boat!

Certainly a very distinctive boat!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 846
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Use the camera you find the easiest to use...

Use the camera you find the easiest to use instinctively and concentrate on the picture not the equipment.

Or if you must, emulate your hero and use what they use.

The rest is all about your eyes,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,516
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That looks fun carbo 73! I have had a good few...

That looks fun carbo 73!

I have had a good few months, but I succumbed today to a Voigtlander Bessa RF with 105mm Heliar f3.5 (IIRC). I was sorely tempted by an art deco Zeiss Super Ikonta 530/2 in...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 632
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Interesting! I swapped the 1.5v battery in my...

Interesting!

I swapped the 1.5v battery in my Leica M5 for a 1.35v and the result was a different value at that time.

It's all magic anyway.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 632
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Is that the same in varying light conditions...

Is that the same in varying light conditions (dark, normal, bright)?
Forum: Optics Theory - 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,741,888
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Having some fun in the dying light in my autumn...

Having some fun in the dying light in my autumn garden. All shot wide open.

Acers - with Fujinon 55mm f2.2...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's my thought too and the house might have...

That's my thought too and the house might have gone a bit below but the thermostat showed 15C.

I'm genuinely at a loss as to why there would be so much precipitate and so little life in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Strange tidings. I went away for a few days and...

Strange tidings. I went away for a few days and the agent trying to let my house managed somehow to trip the main fuse. So for three days no heating. Later, with a film to be developed, I mixed the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,801
Views: 289,531
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II, Mayfair. Leica...

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II, Mayfair.

Leica M5
Zeiss Biogon C 35mm f2.8
Ilford Delta 400 at 200, Perceptol 1:2 10...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 688
Views: 155,777
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I love that Larry! Vintage elephants!

I love that Larry! Vintage elephants!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
If they were taken in Oktober - leastways I have...

If they were taken in Oktober - leastways I have a few more to post too.

That is gorgeous by the way!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have one with my Kodak Retina Reflex III - not...

I have one with my Kodak Retina Reflex III - not a camera I use much but the lens is gorgeous (as is the 35mm Curtagon - an absolute gem). It has a beautiful rendering and as you say it doesn't hit...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I know exactly what you mean about the liberating...

I know exactly what you mean about the liberating effects. I had a good wander today with my Zorki, a wee bit lighter than my M5 that it alternated with. I might find a Kiev and have a play with it,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,354
Views: 267,429
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My Zorki 3M with KMZ Zeiss finder copy. Such a...

My Zorki 3M with KMZ Zeiss finder copy. Such a pretty thing and it works perfectly (to date).

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/zorki3m-1-of-1.jpg?w=2048
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Oh, a bullseye Contarex!

Oh, a bullseye Contarex!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 818
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have a Zeiss Super Ikonta IV, which looks to...

I have a Zeiss Super Ikonta IV, which looks to have the same rangefinder viewfinder as the III. To be honest, it's better than a Barnack Leica but squinting is the name of the game and really I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 540
Views: 49,725
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Deviationist...

Deviationist priorities

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Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 4,281
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Oh well...

Oh well...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 4,281
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Looks like PMK Pyro developing too - lovely!

Looks like PMK Pyro developing too - lovely!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 12,629
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had an experiment with some N74 in my Werra 3,...

I had an experiment with some N74 in my Werra 3, using PMK Pyro to develop the film. Shot at 250 I used the time Chris Crawford recommended for HP5+ (similar in so many ways). Apart from lovely...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Comrade Custard, a Trabant Kombi and the Grey...

Comrade Custard, a Trabant Kombi and the Grey Wartburg, both post-Mauerfall end of era.

Werra 3
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.8
Orwo N74 in PMK-Pyro 1-2-100...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Beautiful photos Brambling, Vnukov and Pioneer -...

Beautiful photos Brambling, Vnukov and Pioneer - immensely atmospheric.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Right, I did a shoot of a few things at Highgate...

Right, I did a shoot of a few things at Highgate Cemetery last week, all with Eastern bloc cameras and two with eastern bloc films. The last has just been developed in PMK Pyro, it being Orwo N74,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,402
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I know, I just couldn't resist...

I know, I just couldn't resist...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,402
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My normal combination when shooting large...

My normal combination when shooting large format.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/littlenlarge-1-of-1.jpg?w=2048
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 634
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Larry - these are splendid - thank you for such a...

Larry - these are splendid - thank you for such a lovely set of photos of such a unique and historic event.

As to the Jaguar - the owner must have been off his rocker to mix an old XJ40 with salt...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 128
Views: 6,219
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fabulous! That's a great image.

Fabulous! That's a great image.
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 246
Views: 7,561
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Go for it!

Go for it!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Simple, clear concise Chris - thanks.

Simple, clear concise Chris - thanks.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's exquisite Colton - beautiful slightly...

That's exquisite Colton - beautiful slightly muted colours but so so nice!
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 2,383
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My longest camera was the Pentax 67 with 300mm...

My longest camera was the Pentax 67 with 300mm lens, 2x multipliers and two sets of macro tubes. Problem is, it rather sagged so was probably most ill used too.

As to used, I think my 1933 Leica III...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I would have thought lenses for the Horsemann or...

I would have thought lenses for the Horsemann or Linhof Technika 6x9 format cameras would be ideal (and somewhat out of fashion so relatively cheap for top drawer optics). Lots to choose from in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,801
Views: 289,531
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Not as much old as not new, my Alfa GT Coupe 3.2...

Not as much old as not new, my Alfa GT Coupe 3.2 V6 24V. The last of the great Busso engined Alfas - a thing of beauty when right, and one of the biggest PITAs I've ever owned (and I've had three...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Bit more fixing required as Bill says, the area...

Bit more fixing required as Bill says, the area of the film in the grooves of the developing reel is the last to complete. I get it on occasion, especially if I've had a loading disaster and ended up...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'd entirely forgotten about Foma, what an idiot!...

I'd entirely forgotten about Foma, what an idiot! Just discovered that the Lomography Potsdam (Re-spooled Orwo uN54) is also available in 120.

I'll see if I can get a roll before Monday.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,801
Views: 289,531
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What a lovely set of tones and a really nice...

What a lovely set of tones and a really nice photograph. That is some result for an instant pic!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,801
Views: 289,531
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice Derek! First time I've ever seen a 541...

Very nice Derek! First time I've ever seen a 541 - R or otherwise!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Time to unleash the beast for a multiple Iron...

Time to unleash the beast for a multiple Iron curtain car shoot on Monday. Shame there's no 120 film that I can find from parts east but that's photographic...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 4,342
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Apart from a J3 I think I'm done with this...

Apart from a J3 I think I'm done with this territory. The adaptations of the original Leica copies are altogether more interesting to me, and I don't need or want more than one.

I'm going to get the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 4,342
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I put my first film through it this week and the...

I put my first film through it this week and the results are superb. All speeds down to 1/10th work correctly (I'll never use that or below in real life) and the lens is really lovely - just needs a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,724
Views: 800,795
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 975
Views: 190,360
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Pentudian - it really is a most beautiful...

Thanks Pentudian - it really is a most beautiful station and I was blown away by the quality of the Retina Reflex 35mm lens (50mm Xenon is pretty good too).
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 15,978
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The only regret I have selling my M6 over a year...

The only regret I have selling my M6 over a year ago is a profit foregone. I hated the metering and much much prefer my M3. I also hate the metering on my FM2n but love that on my FE.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,445
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Something else to try and lovely to see a real...

Something else to try and lovely to see a real film rather than some long lost roll of X ray film found in a bunker in Austria...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 975
Views: 190,360
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Paddington Station. Kodak Retina Reflex III,...

Paddington Station. Kodak Retina Reflex III, Schneider Retina Curtagon 35mm f2.8, Kodak Portra...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Pulled film and reciprocity failure calculations

I ask this question gingerly, mostly through fear of being shown to be horribly wrong, but here goes.

Many of the developers I use give better results with films pulled to a lower EI - so Erik's...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My Zorki 3M performed absolutely flawlessly, the...

My Zorki 3M performed absolutely flawlessly, the only exposure wrong was one I knew I was taking a chance on, and I could have done with a better contrast patch. All shutter speeds correct and the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Highgate Cemetery, Horatio to the dying...

Highgate Cemetery, Horatio to the dying Hamlet.

Zorki 4, Jupiter 8 50mm f2, Tasma NK2 at 80EI

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/hamlet-1-of-1.jpg?w=2048
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The FP4+ at 80EI in Pmk Pyro is beautiful -...

The FP4+ at 80EI in Pmk Pyro is beautiful - probably my favourite so far. Shot on my Zorki 3M with Jupiter 8 50mm - at f2.8, the statue of Brunel in his mighty glass vaults at Paddington Station,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wow - spectacular Pioneer! Whereabouts is that?

Wow - spectacular Pioneer! Whereabouts is that?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 958
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm getting GAS looking at these beauties.

I'm getting GAS looking at these beauties.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 458
Views: 122,164
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very beautiful Colton - the latter does look a...

Very beautiful Colton - the latter does look a little less saturated though.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had an M3 which had the similar effect with a...

I had an M3 which had the similar effect with a 90mm Summicron, but which was fine on my M2. All other lenses were fine.

I think with wear and age the original tolerances have weakened. If the lens...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Amazing, for the first time in a year I had not...

Amazing, for the first time in a year I had not one but two kippers this week. The rest I find rather salty nowadays.

Interesting link, thanks!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The closest food gets to Pyro is when I'm having...

The closest food gets to Pyro is when I'm having a cup of coffee. Fortunately I have tons of top space so it goes nowhere near the food prep area.

Hopefully I'll have a roll of FP4+ to get in the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Karl himself, Highgate Cemetery, northfacing and...

Karl himself, Highgate Cemetery, northfacing and direct sun behind. Whoever put him there needs liquidating.

Zorki 4 not allowing me to select 1/60th and slow speeds a bit slow. Tasma NK2 100 iso....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Tasma NKII 100 in the Zorki 4 and Orwo N74 in the...

Tasma NKII 100 in the Zorki 4 and Orwo N74 in the Werra. The Photographers Gallery in London has a very eclectic selection of films for sale. I had hoped to find some Sverna there but they only had...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just back from a revolutionary outing with my...

Just back from a revolutionary outing with my three Kommie Kameras, loaded with film from the fruits of socialist labour, and shot some Kommie scenes. I didn't even get lost so no bourgeois...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,448
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The amount of good photography in this world is...

The amount of good photography in this world is tiny. I make no pretence to being anything other than someone who can work out an exposure and employ some compositional capability. Rather sadly I...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I once did a comparison test between a 1950s...

I once did a comparison test between a 1950s Zeiss Flektogon 35mm f2.8 (Werra mount) and a 2016 Zeiss Biogon 35mm f2.8. But for better flare resistance and a slight degree of extra colour I was hard...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Looks lovely, albeit a very small file! So far...

Looks lovely, albeit a very small file!

So far the only downside I see is the lower film speed required, not an issue most of the year but starting to be one now as autumn moves apace.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I think to date I'm happiest with Tmax2 (I'll try...

I think to date I'm happiest with Tmax2 (I'll try some FP4 too), and I can't ever remember getting such details in highlights like these skies....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's excellent Colton. The Jupiter 12 is a...

That's excellent Colton. The Jupiter 12 is a great lens and despite some uplifts recently, superb value too.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Perhaps time to take out my Zorki 3M. I'll need...

Perhaps time to take out my Zorki 3M. I'll need to find a small soviet hammer to adjust the cold shoe grip as the poor old KMZ Zeiss finder copy is exceptionally loose (whereas I can hardly get it in...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The plastic one is high quality, fits perfectly...

The plastic one is high quality, fits perfectly and does the job. It does not feel in any way inferior. It's glass where it matters.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
You can also use the Version 1 on your M mounts...

You can also use the Version 1 on your M mounts with a cheap adapter (not rangefinder coupled so you can find the cheapest available).

OTOH the Version 3 is rangefinder coupled so focus is easier in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 15,516
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The 15mm Heliar is a superb little lens and in...

The 15mm Heliar is a superb little lens and in screw mount form (with included finder) a serious bargain. It is sharp, precise, largely distortion free and like having a portable pinhole. The minimum...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I suspect he'll perish from two stroke...

I suspect he'll perish from two stroke inhalation.

He runs a quad-cam air cooled V8 Tatra as his main classic. With swing axles and an engine behind the rear wheels I'm surprised he's still with us!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Dug out my mildly mis-firing Carl Zeiss Jena...

Dug out my mildly mis-firing Carl Zeiss Jena Werra 3 as I promised to photograph a friend who is currently preparing his Trabant to drive it over to the former East Germany in November. He is as mad...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,445
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've seen the results from one photographer...

I've seen the results from one photographer testing it. It's superb.
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 4,281
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
There is one thing to be said for the aperture...

There is one thing to be said for the aperture controls on the early lenses though - you can't easily move them by mistake, as I often do with the later ones.

That said, the Summaron is a beautiful...
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 4,281
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely. I shall use my Elmar 3.5cm a bit more...

Lovely. I shall use my Elmar 3.5cm a bit more often when my VIOOH finder turns up.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,445
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes indeedy.

Yes indeedy.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,801
Views: 289,531
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely Ted! I've never owned one but I've driven...

Lovely Ted! I've never owned one but I've driven several over the years on sprint courses and they are absolutely fabulous. Which engine?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
This is an entirely unsharpened in any way (other...

This is an entirely unsharpened in any way (other than manual dust spot removal) straight out of V800 using the normal holder with anti-Newton glass. It's Fuji Pro400H from a Mamiya RB67. This was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,558
Views: 198,834
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Canal boat staffy after a broadside in good...

Canal boat staffy after a broadside in good humour.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74341/med_U74341I1570980386.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Tried some HP5+ too, it's not great photography...

Tried some HP5+ too, it's not great photography weather and I am very uninspired and fed up with waiting for a house sale that doesn't happen. But I liked the results of the developer.

The last of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 3,779
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Old Beech pollard, Burnham Beeches last summer....

Old Beech pollard, Burnham Beeches last summer. Bronica RF645, 45mm f4 Ilford FP4+ in Fx39 1:9

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/tree-then-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720

And now Nikon FM2n,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Shot recently in...

Shot recently in BW

Biogon

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74341/med_U74341I1567311655.SEQ.0.jpg

Summicron C...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have the Biogon 35mm f2.8 and have had the...

I have the Biogon 35mm f2.8 and have had the Leica 40mm C Summicron, which by all repute is no different to the Rokkor. While I normally prefer the 40mm focal length, I would always choose the Zeiss...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What a beautiful thing.

What a beautiful thing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,928
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'd say the ratio I saw of Chimping to Pentaxing...

I'd say the ratio I saw of Chimping to Pentaxing was about 100:1. But then, shooting moving cars with film is not particularly rewarding (I have tried so many times) and with a 50mm in that spot they...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,692
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I took my FM2n out yesterday to finish the roll....

I took my FM2n out yesterday to finish the roll. What has always struck me about Nikon gear is how well it is made, how good a job Nikon engineers did to make cameras that were ergonomic and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,801
Views: 289,531
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Morgan by Morgan. Early Plus 8 on Orchards,...

Morgan by Morgan. Early Plus 8 on Orchards, Prescott Hill Climb Autumn Classic.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74341/med_U74341I1570827581.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,928
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Letting the side down, each had a Pentax K1000...

Letting the side down, each had a Pentax K1000 but at the end of each shot of a car competing, they synchro chimped in perfect...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,692
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I find my Rolleicord to have the least butch...

I find my Rolleicord to have the least butch shutter sound, with the 'flexes not far behind. The Leica III and the Zorkis I have make a sound that reminds me of cocking the bolt on a Lee Enfield .303...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,928
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
As reported, a young man with Exakta (and Weston...

As reported, a young man with Exakta (and Weston meter) at a classic car event. The film chimpers are on my as yet undeveloped colour...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just exquisite negatives. I know Tmax400 is a...

Just exquisite negatives. I know Tmax400 is a stunning film, and I was shooting with my beautiful 105mm Nikkor DC f2, but the results are above that.

Yankee Doodles on stilts, Prescott Hill Climb...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A roll of Tmax400 at 200 just out of the tank....

A roll of Tmax400 at 200 just out of the tank. Proper dilutions this time, done using Chris's guidance on Tmax (I shaved 30 secs off the end to reflect the slightly greater exposure at 200 rather...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Chris - the camera's now loaded with HP5...

Thanks Chris - the camera's now loaded with HP5 and I will not muck up the dilution again. Your guidance steered me well away from heffalump traps (except of my own making!).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Under a bit, but those highlight tones are...

Under a bit, but those highlight tones are exquisite. The home of Nescafe nears its end at Hayes. From the train with an Olympus 35RD, Bergger Pancro 400 at 400 in PMK Pyro 1+2+300 for 18 minutes at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2019
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,516
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A rather wonderful one too! I've got the cam for...

A rather wonderful one too! I've got the cam for the 150mm but I'd rather focus by eye.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A horrible feeling went through my mind as I just...

A horrible feeling went through my mind as I just looked at the negatives hanging to dry. I used the PMK recipe for Bergger at 400 from Bergger itself and the images look very under. Then I realised...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Moersch alkaline fixer arrived today so were it...

Moersch alkaline fixer arrived today so were it not for some house viewings (selling a house is a royal PITA) I'd have got going already. I'm assuming it's like normal fixer in that you mix it and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,187
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
After going all round the country my N75 has just...

After going all round the country my N75 has just started its return journey to Germany without ever hitting my mail box.

The importer is clearly running things in an amateur way, not giving...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-06-2019
Replies: 181
Views: 4,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Hopefully, after a mahoosive courier muck up, I...

Hopefully, after a mahoosive courier muck up, I should get hold of my stock of Orwo N75, made by the successor company to the Agfa plant in East Germany. Even though it's a bit unreliable I'll put a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 987
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I can only concur. Now my favourite combination...

I can only concur. Now my favourite combination by far.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 987
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Try and keep the temperatures of each stage of...

Try and keep the temperatures of each stage of the process the same. It's a large change in temperature that causes it, not just heating up.

In developing grain is brought out by length of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,383
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Of my return to film cameras my Rolleiflex 3.5F...

Of my return to film cameras my Rolleiflex 3.5F has had the most consistent use followed by my Leica M3. Of my lenses, I have owned my Zuiko 50mm f1.8 and my Zuiko 28mm f2.8 for 36 years, and they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 5,928
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Returning to the original theme, I was at the...

Returning to the original theme, I was at the Bugatti Owner's Club autumn meet at their hill climb today. Lots of old cars and lots of people out with their cameras. I normally take a Rolleiflex and...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-04-2019
Replies: 2,955
Views: 1,786,497
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Off to the last meet of the year at the Bugatti...

Off to the last meet of the year at the Bugatti Owners Club. Now, as always, faffing about camera and lens choice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 5,928
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ok! A pro friend used to shoot concerts with...

Ok!

A pro friend used to shoot concerts with film and got similar results. It can be done.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 5,928
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's superb Ted!

That's superb Ted!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks! I'll start with the normal first and see...

Thanks! I'll start with the normal first and see how it goes.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 5,928
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That really has been my experience. Just...

That really has been my experience. Just wandering around with a Rolleiflex or a Leica at old car events I have been offered three dark rooms, several cameras and much reminiscing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm officially intrigued.

I'm officially intrigued.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks all, pure water it shall be. Pashmo - I...

Thanks all, pure water it shall be.

Pashmo - I ordered some from Fotoimpex on Monday, I always find them to be very well priced (especially film) and as or even more rapid than most UK suppliers,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Pashmo that would be most kind, thank you!

Pashmo that would be most kind, thank you!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Hooray! PMK arrived today, but I have to wait for...

Hooray! PMK arrived today, but I have to wait for the Alkaline fix to arrive from Germany, as the only UK supplier had none in stock, and would have to order it in.

A question on stop bath - I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 5,928
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Well said. In London twice in the last...

Well said.

In London twice in the last fortnight I've seen people using Nikon F2s for street photography and had a coffee shop barista (it always seems to be them) compliment me on my Leicaflex and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,540
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely shot Jeremy!

Lovely shot Jeremy!
Forum: RFF Polls 09-29-2019
Replies: 2,955
Views: 1,786,497
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I went up to London to look at and photograph the...

I went up to London to look at and photograph the recent Battle of Britain memorial, got caught up in a large demonstration of ex-army bikers, and then did some street photography in Soho. Upside was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely shots all - particularly enjoyed Chris's...

Lovely shots all - particularly enjoyed Chris's ones developed in PMK and Deardorff's in Pyrocat HD.

A recent shot using FP4+ from 25 years ago. Emma Hamilton Rose, Summilux R 80mm f1.4 (shot at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,159
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Minolta X500 etc are lovely and light and the...

Minolta X500 etc are lovely and light and the manual mode in the X500 is superb. With 45mm lens it weighs in at 660g.

The Olympus OM2n with 50mm f1.8 is 750g.

If you can find a decent one, the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,192
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Indeed, Ted. Of the top 100 quoted companies when...

Indeed, Ted. Of the top 100 quoted companies when I started work in the City of London back in 1988, I can only think of the banks and the oil companies still there 31 years later. Retailers,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-27-2019
Replies: 540
Views: 49,725
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It looks it. Chilterns Open Air Museum Leica R7,...

It looks it. Chilterns Open Air Museum

Leica R7, Summilux 80mm R f1.4, Fujicolor C200

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74341/med_U74341I1569614727.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Good question! Although you do have negatives you...

Good question! Although you do have negatives you can wet print later (my plan when, if!, I move).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Chris, Deardorff and dtcls100. I have all...

Thanks Chris, Deardorff and dtcls100. I have all the safety kit, although the Bergger PMK I've ordered is liquid. I need to track down some alkaline fixer too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
As I have a fairly large stock of Bergger Pancro...

As I have a fairly large stock of Bergger Pancro floating around I'll start with PMK Pyro and see how that goes. When I next order in stuff from Fotoimpex I'll get some Moersch, but I'll research...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Larry, most helpful! I plan to pick the...

Thanks Larry, most helpful! I plan to pick the brains of the photographer who made me my pinhole camera and who has been using Pyro for decades. Possibly in the next fortnight.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Mike - the lower agitation bit makes sense...

Thanks Mike - the lower agitation bit makes sense from a normal developer standpoint. A great link to some lovely images.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thank you both - those links are spectacular Sem,...

Thank you both - those links are spectacular Sem, really helpful, also your experiences Larry H-L. I'd rather not get the grain of Rodinal from a developer I'd like to reduce grain. I'll do some more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,192
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's Eastman Kodak raydm6 - it's a separate...

That's Eastman Kodak raydm6 - it's a separate company from Kodak Alaris (one of the more confusing things about an already difficult to understand situation!).
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,192
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
You're welcome. One of those lovely words that...

You're welcome. One of those lovely words that has so many different meanings.

What I do find interesting is that the pension fund from the remnants of a largely dead industry of many years ago is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,192
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ted - I found this in the Pension Protection...

Ted - I found this in the Pension Protection Fund's annual report published July 2019. Page 48 of https://www.ppf.co.uk/sites/default/files/file-2019-07/annual_report_2018-2019_2.pdf

So no sale as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,681
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Staining developers

I thoroughly enjoy developing black and white film at home, and I'm keen to try using staining developers - my research reveals different types of Pyro and Tanol. My aim is to develop faster films...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2019
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,516
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've got those all in the original chrome. Yours...

I've got those all in the original chrome. Yours look utterly stunning, but I shall keep mine as they are!
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-26-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 4,281
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Beautiful beastie - I look forward now to seeing...

Beautiful beastie - I look forward now to seeing the pictures you take with it!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,187
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
So it's printed on, so can't be some labelling...

So it's printed on, so can't be some labelling hangover from the last cans. How funny!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-26-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thank you Robert - much appreciated!

Thank you Robert - much appreciated!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Well, I am very pleasantly surprised with the...

Well, I am very pleasantly surprised with the results of 25 year old FP4+, shot at box speed and developed in FX39 1:9 for the prescribed time - there might have been a touch more developer than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'll do 2 or 3 shots of roses in my garden,...

I'll do 2 or 3 shots of roses in my garden, develop and see the results. If horrible, chuck, if not, nothing lost bar a small use of hypo.

It's hardly worth worrying about.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
David - I'll compromise on FP4+. Indeed I am...

David - I'll compromise on FP4+. Indeed I am lucky, this is all very neat, Tony has offered me his enlarger (not that I need it with two in the wardrobe) too as he's never going to use it again. He...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've decided to keep it unopened. Just shot a...

I've decided to keep it unopened.

Just shot a few frames with the FP4 and developed them in FX39. Most are looking very good as they dry.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Bernard. I'm inclined to keep it all...

Thanks Bernard. I'm inclined to keep it all unopened as a little relic, but part of me is highly curious!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Self loader and goodies - I wonder if this ID11 still works!

My neighbour Tony, a lovely chap who used to do a lot of bulk loading and his own development, kindly gave me all his kit. Apart from a roll of Agfa Gevaert CT18, in the loader is some Ilford FP4...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-26-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,929
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Many years ago I decided my skills were not...

Many years ago I decided my skills were not technical in any way, with limited exceptions to do with car tuning. So such things now serenely pass me by.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-26-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,972
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That lens has very appealing rendering and I can...

That lens has very appealing rendering and I can see why it's called vintage.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,876
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The rest of the day isn't so great either! When...

The rest of the day isn't so great either!

When the roll of tape runs out I'll see what suits best next. On current rates of shooting vs the size of roll, that will be about a years time.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I very much hope you keep on top of that Dogman,...

I very much hope you keep on top of that Dogman, and best of luck with a new ophthalmologist soon, having the right person is vital.

A friend of mine is a keen Canon owner and hopefully he's got a...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-25-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thank you both Guth and Miehrmann - very much...

Thank you both Guth and Miehrmann - very much appreciated!

I'm having difficulty keeping up with dates of photos, but in no particular order

Mv72's exquisite photos of Auxerre and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Possibly not the 1.2 then...

Possibly not the 1.2 then...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks - I think in the first instance the 100mm...

Thanks - I think in the first instance the 100mm f2 EF looks to be a pretty unbeatable value and performance. I'll start saving my pennies for other things, perhaps when I've sold off some of my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've got an EOS5, glad to hear it is by far the...

I've got an EOS5, glad to hear it is by far the better choice for low light.

Now I need to decide upon the best lenses - having the 40mm f2.8 and the 50mm f1.8 II already. I suspect, having been...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have at present no sign of cataracts at all (I...

I have at present no sign of cataracts at all (I have an annual eye screen) but it is certainly something people should check out and have done - my father and numerous others I know have benefitted.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-25-2019
Replies: 373
Views: 37,833
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wow - astonishing flower!

Wow - astonishing flower!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Not at present, but at some point I shall explore...

Not at present, but at some point I shall explore Polaroids!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-24-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had an F5 many years ago and I found it a bit...

I had an F5 many years ago and I found it a bit large. I should have taken the F90 but the F80 sits in my hands a bit better. The sound is irrelevant really.

I love the 105mm defocus control Nikon -...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-24-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Autofocus performance, particularly in low light - my eyesight isn't what is was

I went to the local County agricultural show on Saturday. A lovely day with lots of farmers, animals, tractors and even a funfair. I took a minimal kit to avoid my shoulder dropping off, and given...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 189
Views: 12,629
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just been told my n75 reel should take about 3...

Just been told my n75 reel should take about 3 days, so I might get it for the weekend.

Pricing didn't include shipping from Germany, so total was £58.51 for the reel, so about £2.90 all in. Still...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,187
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
No idea of arrival date from Germany, but we'll...

No idea of arrival date from Germany, but we'll see!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 189
Views: 12,629
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My inclination is to use Rodinal for the N75, it...

My inclination is to use Rodinal for the N75, it is after all the classic Agfa developer. With the N54 the results I got were super, but I used HC110 for the N74 to cut down on developing time. I'm...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-24-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,876
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've found an even better use for my masking tape...

I've found an even better use for my masking tape tracking app. Large format film holders. So often they have numerous films marked on them, and you sometimes forget whether they are loaded or not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just a quick bump!

Just a quick bump!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 189
Views: 12,629
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
No idea at present, but as Dourbalister develops...

No idea at present, but as Dourbalister develops in an HC110 clone at B dilution for 6.30 minutes at 200 and I did the same for film shot at 400, I think there's a fair amount of latitude, so start...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 930
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's a bit cheaper over here, but I shoot both a...

It's a bit cheaper over here, but I shoot both a lot, with a mild preference for the Tmax400. I think Delta has a bit more grain, which I do like, so horses for courses. OTOH Tmax can be pushed to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 688
Views: 155,777
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Actually - you may have got the processing times...

Actually - you may have got the processing times off, but what you did get are immensely powerful images. Well done - they are absolutely stunning!
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,047
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I forgot my Voigtlander Vitessa L and my Zeiss...

I forgot my Voigtlander Vitessa L and my Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 534/12
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 189
Views: 12,629
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely! I find there is a UK distributor listed...

Lovely!

I find there is a UK distributor listed on the ORWO website so I've sent him an email about seeing if I can get hold of a 100f reel of N75. He's a cinematographer so I suspect it's all a bit...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-23-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,794
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What a lovely thread. I'm too much of a messy...

What a lovely thread. I'm too much of a messy cook to have any camera near me when cooking, so only a couple of photos in toto.

1940's Pre-fab kitchen, Chilterns Open Air Museum. Ilford FP4+ in FX39...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,179
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What did you like about film and miss?

What did you like about film and miss?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Tetenal C41 kit - developing times for the 2.5 litre kit.

The Tetenal kit comes with a booklet setting out developing times. As the number of films developed rises, the times get longer.

The booklet sets out the times for 500ml of fluid and for a litre....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-22-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 722
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have seen so many crazy times on MDC that I no...

I have seen so many crazy times on MDC that I no longer use it. Shoot a limited range of film and use a few developers and all you need is a timer, not an expensive piece of electronic equipment to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-22-2019
Replies: 1,125
Views: 294,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's a worthwhile collective noun of...

That's a worthwhile collective noun of motorcycles, the last photo is very striking!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 794
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
This reminds me I have a four shot panoramic of...

This reminds me I have a four shot panoramic of the mountains near Girona, and I have yet to learn to stitch them together in Lightroom...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-22-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just checked my Ilford Hypam fixer bottle. In two...

Just checked my Ilford Hypam fixer bottle. In two years of home developing with about 200 reels of black and white under my belt, I have used 3 litres of the 5. At an average of £35 per 5l, that...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-21-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,561
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Excellent! I won't have to stick masking tape on...

Excellent! I won't have to stick masking tape on the bottom now....

While it has a hint of a gimmick about it, actually to me the ISO info is wonderful to be able to see at a glance, ditto which...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2019
Replies: 688
Views: 155,777
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thank you Pan! I think I might have had a small...

Thank you Pan! I think I might have had a small macro tube too, but my memory is fallible on that.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2019
Replies: 688
Views: 155,777
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Raindrops on roses. Leicaflex SL2, Summilux R...

Raindrops on roses.

Leicaflex SL2, Summilux R 80mm f1.4. Ilford FP4+ in FX39 1:9. Herzogin Christiana (Kordes) rose and Mandler...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-21-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,427
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I love the heron, and some lovely shots. Those...

I love the heron, and some lovely shots. Those old Pentax 50mm f1.4s are really gorgeous bits of glass.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-21-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,047
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Using the strict definition rather than a scale...

Using the strict definition rather than a scale focus viewfinder camera, just the one, an Olympus 35RD, which has been tested but as of yet the film is now in another camera to test that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,595
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Some nice shots, I'm sure a CLA will really help.

Some nice shots, I'm sure a CLA will really help.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2019
Replies: 189
Views: 12,629
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I like the N74, but as it's being replaced I'll...

I like the N74, but as it's being replaced I'll have to re-do my tests, hopefully on a day when I'm just a bit more inspired. It really does remind me of TriX in a very good way. Leica M5, Leica...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2019
Replies: 189
Views: 12,629
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I wasn't greatly inspired yesterday as I had a...

I wasn't greatly inspired yesterday as I had a few deadlines to meet, so many snaps were shot simply to test it out. I thought from Dourbalister's photos the film would benefit from higher contrast...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-19-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 2,589
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Indeed - every part works together. My only beef...

Indeed - every part works together. My only beef with the MX5 is it is just a little bit too small. Grow it a little so there is a touch more cabin and luggage space, and put a tuneful 2.5V6 in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just developed and scanned a roll of ORWO uN54...

Just developed and scanned a roll of ORWO uN54 and that has no markings, it has the same excellent base, similar salt and pepper grain and an old fashioned look. So I'd say it's the same. So time to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-19-2019
Replies: 1,801
Views: 289,531
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Indeed - 250CE. My first ride ever was in a 1975...

Indeed - 250CE. My first ride ever was in a 1975 /8 280e, driven by a mad German. At 11 I'd never been in an airconditioned car before, or one with leather, and he hit 130mph on the Ostia...
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