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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 396
Posted By David Hughes
Oskar managed perfectly well with a 40mm Mikro...

Oskar managed perfectly well with a 40mm Mikro Summar on the prototype but settled on 50mm later on. So I'd say the M2 etc. Just don't look in any camera shops and, if travelling in company, send...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By David Hughes
It might be a good idea to scan the print and...

It might be a good idea to scan the print and then use an editor etc. That way it won't show that it's been retouched.


Regards, David
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By David Hughes
If you look in the kitchen you might find a good...

If you look in the kitchen you might find a good enough timer there that you could borrow. They don't have to be made for darkroom use: just for minutes and seconds will do.

Some of us develop for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 11,333
Posted By David Hughes
I get most with less fuss when the one camera is...

I get most with less fuss when the one camera is a small SLR (OM and it's rivals) and the one lens is a decent zoom. I don't print bigger than A4 or roughly 12" by 8" and they work well for me. It...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 2,230
Posted By David Hughes
One or two advantages to untaped logos come to...

One or two advantages to untaped logos come to mind; firstly chatting with other film users and the networking that it leads to like where to buy film and labs that are still open etc. Then there's ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 2,230
Posted By David Hughes
Talking of tea leaves half inching cameras*; you...

Talking of tea leaves half inching cameras*; you often see them on ebay with only a strap and lens cap but seldom any instructions. I guess a lot were like that when stolen, otherwise where's the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 2,230
Posted By David Hughes
Just for...

Just for you...


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-vhHP9br/0/cffc0463/XL/Grass%20Car-XL.jpg


Regards, David


PS Mostly I think they debadge cars so that you'll think they have the bigger...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 2,230
Posted By David Hughes
It's like taking the badges off of cars but...

It's like taking the badges off of cars but cheaper I guess...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 350
Views: 62,350
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-J5QLh9...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-J5QLh9d/0/56378499/X2/Photo%2013-X2.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 696
Posted By David Hughes
In fairness to the sellers; a lot of these long...

In fairness to the sellers; a lot of these long term users just don't notice things fading and so sell them as VGC and the next owner gets a shock and the seller gets a poor reputation. Get a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 350
Views: 62,350
Posted By David Hughes
True, and few people realise that the one and...

True, and few people realise that the one and only Paris is in France, despite what the Berne List says...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,180
Posted By David Hughes
That's the best part about those old mechanical...

That's the best part about those old mechanical cameras (and a lot of other mechanical things). Congratulations.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8,771
Views: 854,944
Posted By David Hughes
They are very hard to fault and dirt cheap...

They are very hard to fault and dirt cheap too.


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,193
Posted By David Hughes
Isn't it odd how the reaction to a problem with a...

Isn't it odd how the reaction to a problem with a Leica or Contax lens differs wildly from the reaction to a similar problem with a FED or Kiev's lens? I wonder why...


Regards, David
Forum: Film vs Digital 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,008
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, There's for and against film and...

Hi,

There's for and against film and digital.

Film and my cameras make me slow down and think about the photo but I have to take 36 or 24 before I'm sure I got what I want.

Digital is great for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 560
Posted By David Hughes
There's other oddities in lens tests; they don't...

There's other oddities in lens tests; they don't seem to know that 12x8's are usually printed as 10x8's and that knocks off the edges. Secondly, someone who prints 4x6 and nothing else won't even...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 696
Posted By David Hughes
Best way is to ask to see the bill from whoever...

Best way is to ask to see the bill from whoever did it...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 663
Posted By David Hughes
Beat, imo, to start selling off when you need the...

Beat, imo, to start selling off when you need the cash for a repair to another camera (of course).


Regards, David


PS It's the last 6 dozen that cause the heart to ache.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By David Hughes
Guessing less power needed for manual and so an...

Guessing less power needed for manual and so an HR - from corrosion somewhere - could be the cause.


Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,711
Views: 319,314
Posted By David Hughes
Are there wheels at the foot of the ladder? Just...

Are there wheels at the foot of the ladder? Just wondering about those who forget it's there and drive off regardless...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, well, um, it's an auction and that's just...

Hmmm, well, um, it's an auction and that's just the opening bid and there's 6 days to go.


So lets hope no one sees it and we get it for the opening price...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 939
Views: 187,368
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Steam/i-HZfp8Jx/0...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Steam/i-HZfp8Jx/0/c0d80421/L/The%20Knotty-L.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, You can't give more than a generalised...

Hi,

You can't give more than a generalised answer to this age old question. I've had more or less all the cameras mentioned and - I hope - handle them all the same. From time to time they need a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,740
Posted By David Hughes
This is the cheapest lens I've used on dear body,...

This is the cheapest lens I've used on dear body, so far, although I had two Industar 26's from memory that I got for a pound the pair and used them as...
Forum: Olympus RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 136
Views: 27,738
Posted By David Hughes
Welcome aboard. They are nice cameras, aren't...

Welcome aboard.


They are nice cameras, aren't they? Lots of us have them or else have happy memories of when we had them.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By David Hughes
I would have said that the R's are big and heavy...

I would have said that the R's are big and heavy but practical - well I liked my R5 but couldn't afford Leica's prices for a needed repair. I got my money back selling the lenses and have enough...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,195
Posted By David Hughes
I can remember getting half frame slides back,...

I can remember getting half frame slides back, just one per box of normal slides, and the one was the spoilt frame at the front of the film as the take-up spool took up the exposed to the sky...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By David Hughes
I thought that the deal that resulted in the M5...

I thought that the deal that resulted in the M5 and CL in the 70's was that Leica gained Minolta's electronic and mass production expertise and Minolta gained from Leica's lens expertise. Both seem...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,711
Views: 319,314
Posted By David Hughes
I know just how you feel and as you get older it...

I know just how you feel and as you get older it happens more and more.

Regards, David
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,195
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I know it's blindingly obvious but this is a...

Hi,

I know it's blindingly obvious but this is a forum and sometime the obvious needs to be thrown into the ring...

So, the 35mm cameras are normally held and shot in landscape format and turned...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 377
Posted By David Hughes
Here's a dead bee positioned on the mic's stage...

Here's a dead bee positioned on the mic's stage and held in place by a matchstick resting on it.


https://photos.smugmug.com/Technique/Close-Up/i-chxFJJR/0/a99dfc1a/XL/Bee%2004-XL.jpg


And here's...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,388
Posted By David Hughes
I do wish this post could be deleted, it just...

I do wish this post could be deleted, it just rubs in how much I should have paid...



Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 377
Posted By David Hughes
Leica IIIa, f/3.5 Elmar and...

Leica IIIa, f/3.5 Elmar and NOOKY...


https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/Leica-IIs-FED-1s-and-Zorki-1s/i-TVQtJgx/0/b1371a15/O/NOOKY%204.jpg


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 349
Views: 35,862
Posted By David Hughes
Thank you again, that first one is...

Thank you again, that first one is brilliant.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,771
Views: 854,944
Posted By David Hughes
Do it now; we all need a bit of excitement from...

Do it now; we all need a bit of excitement from time to time...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By David Hughes
That confirms what I was told years ago when I...

That confirms what I was told years ago when I visited them and asked about removing a frame-line. They said the metal was as thin as a razor blade and couldn't really be worked on. (That was when...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 2,519
Posted By David Hughes
Yup! It's Old Warden a mecca for old cars, old...

Yup! It's Old Warden a mecca for old cars, old bikes, old aircraft and old cameras. Edit and old gits...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By David Hughes
There's not much to it; without a template you...

There's not much to it; without a template you just extend the thin bit of the leader and take care not to cut a spocket hole as you finish the cut. The last bit's the same shape as it was before you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 2,519
Posted By David Hughes
I wish you hadn't mentioned that version. I can...

I wish you hadn't mentioned that version. I can see more expense coming along...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 2,519
Posted By David Hughes
I'm amazed, no one these days seems to have seen...

I'm amazed, no one these days seems to have seen it or even recognise the title; same goes for L&H etc, etc. A great shame...

As for matching the camera to the subject, this is what I often shoot...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 2,519
Posted By David Hughes
I would love to have this widely known but...

I would love to have this widely known but alas...

The strange thing is that CZ lenses are seen as perfect and Jupiters spoilt by those wicked Soviet workers. A great pity as I know someone who took...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 2,519
Posted By David Hughes
I find the old and new Leicas to be no different...

I find the old and new Leicas to be no different from any other camera in that they all need regular servicing and bad wear and tear take them beyond the servicable point. Alas, you don't get a log...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 814
Views: 139,158
Posted By David Hughes
A proper...

A proper bike...


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-XNjhqfn/0/af0143a1/L/GWR%20Bike-L.jpg


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,771
Views: 854,944
Posted By David Hughes
A red wrist strap to match (almost) the red case...

A red wrist strap to match (almost) the red case with my old Leica D-Lux.


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-7V655CW/0/17399b3e/L/Red%20D-Lux%20Case%20%26c-L.jpg


Regards, David
Forum: Zeiss Contax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,979
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, It's a Leica FISON, meaning a lens hood for...

Hi,

It's a Leica FISON, meaning a lens hood for the Elmar f/3.5 5cm lens. Made from 1933 onwards and incredibly expensive these days for what it is...


The large thing under it is a camera cradle...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 2,519
Posted By David Hughes
I forgot to add that - compared to the 7S - the...

I forgot to add that - compared to the 7S - the FEDs have another advantage "No Mercury Batteries Required"...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Years ago the frame lines for one lens...

Hi,


Years ago the frame lines for one lens irritated and I blocked them by putting four thin strips of black sticky plastic tape on the translucent window. You can find the exact position by moving...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 2,519
Posted By David Hughes
The 7s can out perform a lot of other cameras but...

The 7s can out perform a lot of other cameras but does that mean they are all bad? Some of us like cameras because of their quirks. I bother with 1936 FEDs for the same reason I bother with 1936...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 2,519
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, He did a good job for me and has the parts....

Hi,


He did a good job for me and has the parts. Newton Ellis and Co in Liverpoo have also done good work on old USSR made ones but I've not needed much repaired in the last few years so my info may...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 2,519
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I thought I had some figures somewhere and...

Hi,

I thought I had some figures somewhere and have just dug them up; these are for the FED RF's and are from various sources.

It seems to me that a reasonable number for FED RF production would...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,979
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, There's a slotted or vented lens hood in the...

Hi,

There's a slotted or vented lens hood in the top right of this picture. The slots are so you can use the RF....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 2,519
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks for the info. Can you give a date for...

Thanks for the info. Can you give a date for these purchases, please?


It's strange no one else has a similar story...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 2,519
Posted By David Hughes
It's a pity you have to buy and like and keep...

It's a pity you have to buy and like and keep things before you can write any feedback. I'd like to comment on people who write strange descriptions and won't answer questions, meaning I don't buy...
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By David Hughes
Anything to...

Anything to...
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By David Hughes
Will this...

Will this help?


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-5CZDjnc/0/c6d22d9b/O/FOCA%202.jpg



Regards, David
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By David Hughes
Nice to see the Foca one, we've been generally...

Nice to see the Foca one, we've been generally neglected over the years.

Another split might be to make Kiev and FED/Zorki - which are chalk and cheese - have their own forums with one for "other...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,561
Posted By David Hughes
I often wonder if self-help articles have the...

I often wonder if self-help articles have the same effect on people as DIY repairs do on cameras. And what's the equivalent of selling the resulting mess on ebay?


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By David Hughes
Obviously intended for use where professional...

Obviously intended for use where professional cameras are banned. And very inconspicuous beside all those mobile phones...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,561
Posted By David Hughes
So I can make money from my OOF photo's? Wow! I'm...

So I can make money from my OOF photo's? Wow! I'm getting all emotional...


Regards, David
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 967
Posted By David Hughes
The IIIc was a wartime camera and parts were not...

The IIIc was a wartime camera and parts were not so readily available from Germany. In fact the IIIc never reached (meaning imported and sold in) Britain until long after the war apart from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,561
Posted By David Hughes
So no one loves their Leica? Regards, David

So no one loves their Leica?


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,585
Views: 907,255
Posted By David Hughes
The...

The Roaches


https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-w472T2f/0/60f2654e/XL/i-w472T2f-XL.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 2,519
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting but I'd like to know how many brand...

Interesting but I'd like to know how many brand new cameras you have bought in the old USSR, make, models etc...

Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 2,519
Posted By David Hughes
The strange thing is that none of the old USSR...

The strange thing is that none of the old USSR made lenses were intended for the Leicas in any shape or form. And the J-3 and J-8 design was from CZ in the first place then modified to use with...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 967
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, You were wondering about it being legit;...

Hi,

You were wondering about it being legit; from (say) the forgers point of view it would be very difficult and hardly profitable to forge the die cast body of a Leica IIIc onwards. They are not...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I couldn't agree more; I wonder when people...

Hi,

I couldn't agree more; I wonder when people talk about character because - as I see it - a camera body and lens should be neutral and not get in the way of the photo making.

OTOH, it is fun to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,021
Posted By David Hughes
Just read the thread, I think he means Добро...

Just read the thread, I think he means Добро пожаловать товарищи or, perhaps, Привет товарищи and it would look better if I could remember where the quotation marks are in Cyrillic on this UK...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By David Hughes
Seriously...

Hi,


Save the opened one for when you get that screw threaded Leica you've always wanted and then practice cutting the ends and loading the camera and cassette...


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, You don't want the aggravation, honest. I...

Hi,

You don't want the aggravation, honest.

I think people go for duds because they can play with them and find out things (like how cack handed they are and how they need the right tools) and you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By David Hughes
Once upon a time RF's were accessories and lots...

Once upon a time RF's were accessories and lots of firms made them. You still see them on ebay and so on and they are often dirt cheap as few want them and fewer still know what they are for. In your...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By David Hughes
Fascinating photo, by the way... Regards, David

Fascinating photo, by the way...


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,480
Posted By David Hughes
Luckily a few of us old gits know that you win...

Luckily a few of us old gits know that you win some and you lose some.


And when we give the wrong answer, when asked on forums, it's called bitching...


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By David Hughes
On the other hand, I have sold a few dead cameras...

On the other hand, I have sold a few dead cameras on ebay as "Useless" and find that a bidding war is often started.


Either way you decide, I'll wish you luck.


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Don't scrap the Kiev but send it to Oleg*...

Hi,


Don't scrap the Kiev but send it to Oleg* and get it sorted out. That way you'll get a good Kiev for a very low price...


Regards, David
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,195
Posted By David Hughes
In your shoes I'd go after the Konica C35 you...

In your shoes I'd go after the Konica C35 you first mentioned. It's difficult to fault them but get one that's got a lens cap with it as the chances are that it will have protected the photo-electric...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 1,787
Posted By David Hughes
The real problem is smugglng them into...

The real problem is smugglng them into England...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 1,787
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks. Would you believe I have the same...

Thanks.

Would you believe I have the same problem with Selkirk Bannocks, Tea Cakes, Scones and Balm Brack? They just don't last five minutes and then there's bread pudding...

Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 1,787
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-ZXnmnTb/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-ZXnmnTb/0/c95a1d71/X2/Photo%2032-X2.jpg


This is English, not Welsh, but I couldn't find any pictures of Bara Brith...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 363
Views: 107,331
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-jKkmndh/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-jKkmndh/0/5575e758/L/Montana%201-L.jpg


Made by Montaus in Solingen, Germany in the early 1950's. The lens hood by B-D-B...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 8,282
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-L4Kskmx/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-L4Kskmx/0/d740ab6d/X2/Double%20Decker-X2.jpg


The wedding was in Surrey and the party afterwards was in Kent and so, to avoid a long convoy of cars and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-10-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By David Hughes
I wonder about these posts; I own 2 or 3 cameras...

I wonder about these posts; I own 2 or 3 cameras that I know about because I've had them for decades and others have, no doubt, similar experience of one or two. Being mine they've been, more or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 967
Posted By David Hughes
Anything faster than f/2... Regards, David

Anything faster than f/2...


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,069
Posted By David Hughes
Getting your hands on the originals can be an...

Getting your hands on the originals can be an eyeopener. The trouble is that a lot of red tape has to be unknotted before you get beyond what I call the photocopy of a photocopy.

Another problem is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-09-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3,177
Posted By David Hughes
Oak:- https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-...

Oak:-


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-wFnFhBn/0/1bfdc01d/O/Tree%201.jpg


and its provenance:-


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-HHnjM8T/0/7143f9b5/O/Tree%202.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,069
Posted By David Hughes
Oh dear, it's begining to seem compulsary to put...

Oh dear, it's begining to seem compulsary to put him and everything he did on a pedestal...

Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,090
Posted By David Hughes
Letting go of old cameras is just as...

Letting go of old cameras is just as hard...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,090
Posted By David Hughes
Years ago my mother was in her 80's and decided...

Years ago my mother was in her 80's and decided to go through all the family photo's and write on the back who they were of and when they were taken. I'm very glad she did.

So I now have family...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By David Hughes
And they had waists... Regards, David

And they had waists...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 821
Posted By David Hughes
I wish I hadn't read this thread, it makes me...

I wish I hadn't read this thread, it makes me want my R5 again and I know what it will cost and all the worries that go with it and what Leica charge for an estimate to repair it...


Regards,...
Forum: Travel 05-01-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 978
Posted By David Hughes
It's very odd, no one ever mentions a macro lens...

It's very odd, no one ever mentions a macro lens and yet it's on my travels that I see details I've never seen before and then the - so called - macro function on my compact zoom is very useful;...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 919
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly. (This message is too short for RFF...

Exactly.




(This message is too short for RFF but is exactly what I wanted to say: so there... )
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 978
Posted By David Hughes
FWIW, this year I've taken two cameras away with...

FWIW, this year I've taken two cameras away with me and have decided that that's one too many. Now I think a digital like the LX5 or a film one like the µ-V; both small and usable with decent zoom...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,084
Posted By David Hughes
As usual I'm ahead of you all as I've a couple of...

As usual I'm ahead of you all as I've a couple of frames left to shoot in the FED-1 and then I move on to something else as a contrast. perhaps the OM-1 or the X-300...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-30-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 947
Posted By David Hughes
Well done, now enjoy it and forget what we...

Well done, now enjoy it and forget what we said...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 919
Posted By David Hughes
I wouldn't buy any digital camera new as there...

I wouldn't buy any digital camera new as there are enough around much cheaper but, on the other hand, if someone was to give me a Hermes Leica in the film version I'd say TVM and run away quickly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 821
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, the first Zenit was based on the Zorki and...

Hmmm, the first Zenit was based on the Zorki and that was based on the FED and that was based on the Leica II...


They all improved on what went before but it's fair to say that the Leitz FP shutter...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-30-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 947
Posted By David Hughes
Short answer - NO. I've had loved cameras fail...

Short answer - NO.

I've had loved cameras fail and spent ages on the phone discovering why no one will touch them. The longest answer went like this "stripping it down and then re-assembling might...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-25-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 776
Posted By David Hughes
Cats like a life of luxury and ease and so pick...

Cats like a life of luxury and ease and so pick people with luxury cameras. Being photographed is a small price to pay...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-24-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By David Hughes
It just shows how important the title is, "door...

It just shows how important the title is, "door furniture" would have kept us on track.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,619
Posted By David Hughes
Kodak did some good books; I've a selection...

Kodak did some good books; I've a selection ranging from the neat little or pocket freebie, the normal size paperback up to the mega hardback.


I value the free one most of all.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,619
Posted By David Hughes
Mostly because you don't know until you've...

Mostly because you don't know until you've watched it. Same way you discover there's no sugar in your coffee...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,619
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Well, yes, I think we agree. FWIW, I...

Hi,

Well, yes, I think we agree.

FWIW, I don't think the idea of a sensible compromise ever enters what - for want of a better word - we'll call their minds. It seems to be about winning and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,619
Posted By David Hughes
Well, I have been living and trying to cope with...

Well, I have been living and trying to cope with their blunders for decades and am not very impressed. Most seem to have their heads stuck firmly in the sand.

As for videos and still photo's, they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,619
Posted By David Hughes
Trouble is that those who don't know; don't...

Trouble is that those who don't know; don't understand and don't care usually end up as politicians...


Regards, David
Forum: Olympus RF 04-21-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By David Hughes
Is the film pulled tight so the cassette is flat?...

Is the film pulled tight so the cassette is flat? usually slackness makes the cassette turn slightly and block doors; with most film cameras, btw...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,772
Posted By David Hughes
Yes it was the first thing that came to mind when...

Yes it was the first thing that came to mind when I heard and then saw the news.

I'll second the tourist/tourism paragraph too; we have some superb churhes etc here and yet only one or two famous...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,772
Posted By David Hughes
My pleasure, here's a typical view of York...

My pleasure, here's a typical view of York Minster.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-LvcmjJR/0/62c79eb6/X2/Photo%2005%20%2B-X2.jpg


(Olympus XA2 and Fuji C200)


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,772
Posted By David Hughes
Some of you might find these of interest and...

Some of you might find these of interest and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By David Hughes
Odd how these things stick in your mind and it...

Odd how these things stick in your mind and it took me ages to find it but, FWIW, Google translated "Лейка" as watering can once...


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I always thought it meant the same as...

Hi,


I always thought it meant the same as "остроглазый" but there you are...


Have you thought of getting her to translate "FED and Leica"? There's a pdf of it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, although I've no idea what they are like;...

Thanks, although I've no idea what they are like; I did a search and now know when all the schools in Billingham close for the holidays...


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I used to use the twiddley/twisty fasteners...

Hi,


I used to use the twiddley/twisty fasteners years and years ago; the picture took me back. But I remember how they failed and the boxes I've seen are too pristine.


At the moment my money's on...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks everyone. Now we've got the answer...

Thanks everyone. Now we've got the answer something completely different will appear on ebay as BNIB. ;-)


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-09-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By David Hughes
This looks pretty good and starts with the famous...

This looks pretty good and starts with the famous warnings:-


http://community.fortunecity.ws/marina/marine/569/rusrngfdrs/fed1zorki1.html


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By David Hughes
How did these boxes fasten?

Hi,

The title says it all but I'll add that I have given a lot of thought to it and a piece of string through the holes seems the obvious answer. Here's the box in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-09-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Don't worry too much; FED's are difficult to...

Hi,

Don't worry too much; FED's are difficult to get/understand because (A) they were never exported and so the only instruction manuals are in Russian and (B) a lot of people thinking they were...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-08-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By David Hughes
Well, um, yes and no; my experience of them sold...

Well, um, yes and no; my experience of them sold as "serviced" or (worse) "CLA'ed" is that I'd sooner buy a cheap but good looking one and pay someone I know and trust to sort it out. But, of course,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-08-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, About locking; looking down from above you...

Hi,

About locking; looking down from above you push the shutter button down and turn it anti-clockwise (looking from behind to the right). The red mark on the shutter button goes from 11 o'clock to...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-05-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I have a CZ lens hood on my pre-war (1937...

Hi,


I have a CZ lens hood on my pre-war (1937 from memory) Sonnar and its code no. is 1283/15 or IFMOB, that's the screw in version, btw. The slip on version is 1281/9 or IDVEC.


Those codes came...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-04-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, In your shoes, I wouldn't attempt to do...

Hi,

In your shoes, I wouldn't attempt to do anything with it except check what has been suggested (above).

Don't think about scrapping it and buying another because you'll just start the sequence...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 924
Posted By David Hughes
Most cameras mentioned on RFF are so posh that...

Most cameras mentioned on RFF are so posh that they wouldn't speak to the likes of us...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-29-2019
Replies: 349
Views: 35,862
Posted By David Hughes
Those were the days my friend; we thought they'd...

Those were the days my friend; we thought they'd never end.


A modern note, a few minutes from my house there was a huge clump of primroses beside the road. Went home got the camera and when I got...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-29-2019
Replies: 349
Views: 35,862
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, FWIW I get a lot more pleasure from the...

Thanks, FWIW I get a lot more pleasure from the primroses appearing in the woods as they mean winter is over and spring has begun.



It's a pity they don't draw the crowds like the orchids at Kew...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,198
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I think the problem is that I am thinking...

Hi,


I think the problem is that I am thinking that exposing for the shadows is a very precise thing and so can't be guessed. OTOH, you could guess and then bracket it but that's extra fiddly with...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,198
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly. The problem as I see it is that...

Exactly. The problem as I see it is that "pocketable" imposes restriction on the camera's size and weight. And then there's the restrictions imposed by pockets. When it's jeans and tee shirt weather...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By David Hughes
It wasn't only Germany and Japan that were still...

It wasn't only Germany and Japan that were still clearing the ruins and there was very little spare cash in Britain. Food was rationed and a lot of things were in short supply, we didn't get Leicas...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By David Hughes
It wasn't only Germany and Japan that were still...

It wasn't only Germany and Japan that were still clearing the ruins and there was very little spare cash in Britain. Food was rationed and a lot of things were in short supply, we didn't get Leicas...
Forum: Travel 03-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By David Hughes
Another "Agreed with Zuikologist" and add Kew...

Another "Agreed with Zuikologist" and add Kew Gardens to the list.

Having worked almost all my working life in The City I dislike going back - nearly 30 years later - because of the mess they've...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2019
Replies: 349
Views: 35,862
Posted By David Hughes
A...

A choice...



https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-Z6ZKB4V/0/423e2131/XL/Orchid-2-XL.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-xsCWNtX/0/6dfe8e78/XL/Primroses-XL.jpg
Forum: Olympus RF 03-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,198
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, one of the points I missed was how you...

Hmmm, one of the points I missed was how you expose for the shadows with the XA and another was why you'd need 125th exposure with a 35mm lens...


Regards, David
Forum: Olympus RF 03-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,198
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I have had one or two (meaning the XA, XA1,...

Hi,

I have had one or two (meaning the XA, XA1, XA2, XA3 and XA4) from new and so I have spent a lot of time shooting with slide film. That means 25, 50 and 64 ASA or ISO as I have to say these...
Forum: Travel 03-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By David Hughes
Things to do in London

The title says it all but I'll add that I was looking for something else and found this:-


www.yha.org.uk/area-guides/london



So I thought I'd put it here as it's not quite the usual guide to all...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-26-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,198
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Isn't that your version of zone focussing?...

Hi,

Isn't that your version of zone focussing?

Regards, David
Forum: Olympus RF 03-25-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,198
Posted By David Hughes
OTOH, better take the XA3 as the main and the XA2...

OTOH, better take the XA3 as the main and the XA2 as a back up.


But let's keep this thread going as it will keep the XA2's price in coins.


Regards, David
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By David Hughes
" Dyslexia or something similar setting...

" Dyslexia or something similar setting in."

Don't worry; it affects us all at times and comes from looking at too many posts on ebay and slowly being contaminated by the weird things they (sellers)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-17-2019
Replies: 340
Views: 44,362
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks for posting this but I wonder... Did...

Thanks for posting this but I wonder... Did anyone else think of Alex Clifton Taylor's "Six English Towns" when they looked? They managed these things so much better 6 or 700 years ago.


Regards,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-14-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By David Hughes
I've been looking inside a FED-1, identical to a...

I've been looking inside a FED-1, identical to a Leica for this post.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/Leica-IIs-FED-1s-and-Zorki-1s/i-qdkbTbk/0/0dc473f5/O/Photo%2048825.jpg

The take-up...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By David Hughes
Years ago one started; "Heaven help the common...

Years ago one started; "Heaven help the common man, possess a Leica if he can..."


Trouble is I can't remember the rest of it.


Regards, David


PS later on, "box" was rhymed with "knocks" - it was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-13-2019
Replies: 5,547
Views: 949,644
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, I often wish there was a digital version...

Thanks, I often wish there was a digital version as they appeal more than the smart. Better handling and a VF and a proper shutter button...

Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Many people use RTFM to mean Read The...

Hi,


Many people use RTFM to mean Read The Factory Manual but, OTOH, not everyone is as polite as we are on RFF...


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-12-2019
Replies: 1,344
Views: 263,269
Posted By David Hughes
Let me guess; did you buy it online? The problem...

Let me guess; did you buy it online?

The problem with comparing a Leica M with a Zorki is that people neglect Zorkis and then sell them but they spend a lot of money on the M's. Treat any Leica like...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By David Hughes
Next time make a note of the frame number last...

Next time make a note of the frame number last thing at night. As we can't see them the frame may be blank but that's assuming they are taking photo's and haven't RTFMed...

Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-11-2019
Replies: 12,025
Views: 4,428,432
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-zVj2zvX/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-zVj2zvX/0/baa27a5d/XL/Train-XL.jpg

These kites were six for a pound and so we bought a few and made a kite train...

Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By David Hughes
Erik, That question would be easy to answer with...

Erik, That question would be easy to answer with your camera and my hacksaw but putting the trapdoor back afterwards might just be difficult. I suppose you could take the cover off of the camera and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By David Hughes
Johan, You need one of these but where you'll...

Johan, You need one of these but where you'll find one these days is beyond me.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-mrTCBVr/0/314f33b6/L/Tool-L.jpg

It's an opal extractor, btw.

Regards,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By David Hughes
Since my post in January I've been looking at...

Since my post in January I've been looking at spools and cameras. It's very obvious with the Barnacks, FED-1's and Zorki-1's (and probably the very rare Zorki-2) that some take up spools will fit and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2019
Replies: 8,771
Views: 854,944
Posted By David Hughes
A Nice Old FOCA

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-5CZDjnc/0/c6d22d9b/O/FOCA%202.jpg


FWIW, this was the dirtiest camera I have ever bought. Now I need to find someone to sort out the shutter and someone to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-07-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By David Hughes
When the lens was matched to the camera the...

When the lens was matched to the camera the camera (FED or Leica) had a hole in the back and a hole in the back plate. The hole was used to look at the image on a screen and make the adjustments....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-03-2019
Replies: 1,344
Views: 263,269
Posted By David Hughes
You did do well; welcome aboard. Regards, David

You did do well; welcome aboard.


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-03-2019
Replies: 5,547
Views: 949,644
Posted By David Hughes
And thank you, being noticed twice is a rare...

And thank you, being noticed twice is a rare treat.


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-03-2019
Replies: 5,547
Views: 949,644
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, I guess I should have put the measuring...

Thanks, I guess I should have put the measuring chain on it to complete the set.


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-02-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmmm, the heading is "Leica IIIc Copy Royal Navy...

Hmmmm, the heading is "Leica IIIc Copy Royal Navy Camera" and as for the remarks...

Do you think they'd take 40 copy $3 bills for it?

Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 4,003
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting, I was wondering when the 40mm would...

Interesting, I was wondering when the 40mm would be mentioned. And it's been on show since the first post...


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-01-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, "copy" is not the word I'd...

Hmmm, "copy" is not the word I'd use...


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-01-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By David Hughes
M39 x 1 surely? Most people think the early...

M39 x 1 surely?


Most people think the early ones were better made and that's the thread in the instruction manuals. Given that it's 70 years old there'll be a bit of wear and that may well have...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Your post rang a warning bell. Do be...

Hi,

Your post rang a warning bell. Do be careful, you are standing - perhaps teetering - at the top of a very steep and slippery slope.

Worse still, jokes are often a harbinger of lurking...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, You've far too wide a choice and it does...

Hi,

You've far too wide a choice and it does confuse, doesn't it? Here's my 2d worth;

Elmar f/3.5 come coated and uncoated; both are small, neat and loved. Lots available and reasonable...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 928
Posted By David Hughes
There's a link to paypal in ebay. To get into...

There's a link to paypal in ebay. To get into ebay needs an ID and password, then use the ebay link to paypal with you pp id and pw; meaning two iD's and two pw's needed.


Or just go in in the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 4,709
Posted By David Hughes
The Contax Tix was a superb camera and the B&W...

The Contax Tix was a superb camera and the B&W Kodak APS film was OK but I always wished there was an Ilford FP4 + version (sigh). FWIW I've a Koday B&W film left still sealed in the box but I think...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Try the 7th post...

Hi,


Try the 7th post here:-


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116868&page=2


As far as I can see it covers the correction of the RF in the Leningrad.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-27-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,361
Posted By David Hughes
The trouble with these simple charts is that they...

The trouble with these simple charts is that they rely on the latitude of the film to fudge the issue. If you look at the (?) Victorian grand father of the "Sunny 16" rule you'll find it talks about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,289
Posted By David Hughes
LLLCSmith "That is the general meaning; but...

LLLCSmith "That is the general meaning; but notice how cleverly the language has evolved."


I don't think it evolves so much, the word "evolved" implies a gradual and natural change.

Most of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 4,709
Posted By David Hughes
We really need a poll as I was thinking all along...

We really need a poll as I was thinking all along of shirt pockets...


Regards, David
Forum: Travel 02-25-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By David Hughes
Brugge or Bruges is a wonderfully photogenic city...

Brugge or Bruges is a wonderfully photogenic city and where I park and leave my car I can use the parking ticket to get a free all day bus pass; well, I could last time...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By David Hughes
Wonderful.

Wonderful.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 4,709
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-hf25jtf/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-hf25jtf/0/651bd8e5/O/Ensignette.jpg


This was pocketable in 1912 and took 6 shots on an E28 roll film. It's a Houghton "Ensignette No 1" in case you didn't...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-25-2019
Replies: 1,179
Views: 445,509
Posted By David Hughes
I found the brochure and leaflets this morning....

I found the brochure and leaflets this morning. It seems there were two versions Type I and Type II being sold at the same time. The first was a "popular" daylight version in roll film, film packs...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-24-2019
Replies: 1,179
Views: 445,509
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, What surprised me was the package came with...

Hi,


What surprised me was the package came with a little self adhesive cover for the red film numbers' window. Obviously not needed on Rollei's and Voigtlanders... I've the leaflet from the package...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-24-2019
Replies: 1,179
Views: 445,509
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks but it has to be developed before June...

Thanks but it has to be developed before June 1939...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-24-2019
Replies: 3,585
Views: 907,255
Posted By David Hughes
1912 Houghton...

1912 Houghton Catalogue.


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-24-2019
Replies: 3,585
Views: 907,255
Posted By David Hughes
Gower ...

Gower


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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-24-2019
Replies: 1,179
Views: 445,509
Posted By David Hughes
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,279
Posted By David Hughes
Luckily for some of us they don't do...

Luckily for some of us they don't do B&W...


Regards, David
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-23-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By David Hughes
We are just approaching from another direction; I...

We are just approaching from another direction; I am trimming my picture, before printing, to match the paper and then I can fill the sheet; mostly because I like borderless prints.

So we are both...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 4,709
Posted By David Hughes
We can't get the film these days but the top of...

We can't get the film these days but the top of the range APS cameras were truly pocketable and had decent lenses. That made me think of the Contax Tix and wonder about the 35mm Contax P&S sized...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-22-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By David Hughes
Thank, Godfrey, that ties up with something I...

Thank, Godfrey, that ties up with something I vaguely or wrongly remember to the effect that the view in SLR's was based on the frame of a slide or enlargement.


As for the DIN etc range of paper...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,361
Posted By David Hughes
A long long time ago, the 1950's, I had an...

A long long time ago, the 1950's, I had an exposure calculator and used it. After a while I found I could guess the answer and stopped using it. You can still find these calculators about; often very...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-21-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By David Hughes
What's really crazy is that the machines used in...

What's really crazy is that the machines used in a lot of labs could turn out 5" x 7˝" from my Contax Tix, which was APS, but not from 35mm film. And the technician from Fuji who was sorting it out...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By David Hughes
Music; I am very, very deaf one side but haven't...

Music; I am very, very deaf one side but haven't noticed much difference with music. I commented on this to the consultant and audiologists and the answer is that you remember music and your brain...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-20-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I wish I could help but I don't know the...

Hi,

I wish I could help but I don't know the "normal" paper sizes where you live and so on. It's something I get a bit hot under the collar about because a few camera makers are also printer makers...
Forum: RFF News 02-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,101
Posted By David Hughes
It's like that running gag in "Keeping Up...

It's like that running gag in "Keeping Up Appearences" where her name was pronounced "bouquet" by her and "bucket" by everyone else...


Regards, David
Forum: RFF News 02-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,101
Posted By David Hughes
Hence, bokehisationing and, if you don't like it,...

Hence, bokehisationing and, if you don't like it, debokehisationing...


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-20-2019
Replies: 5,547
Views: 949,644
Posted By David Hughes
British tea and coffee?

Thanks but the tea is from Ceylon and the coffee from Jamaica...

And the cup and saucer are China and called a demi-tasse.

Nothing is what it seems in photography and especially on the internet. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-19-2019
Replies: 5,547
Views: 949,644
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-nP85HBV/...

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2019
Replies: 2,124
Views: 587,119
Posted By David Hughes
FWIW you still find these lenses on eBay etc for...

FWIW you still find these lenses on eBay etc for a price. Wondering what was Leitz, 42mm and called "Summar" I searched ages ago and found it was a microscope part...

Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-19-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By David Hughes
FWIW, meters can be repaired, rebalanced or...

FWIW, meters can be repaired, rebalanced or recalibrated. I have one or two outfits from the 1930's that I use with a 1930's meter and so on right through to my M2 that I use with the old MC meter or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,879
Posted By David Hughes
Would it be unreasonable to point out that...

Would it be unreasonable to point out that Minolta, or rather the Minolta that made the CL and CLE, no longer exist as such?

Secondly, I've had these two on display like this for some time to point...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-16-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By David Hughes
It's hardest of all now the figures are so small....

It's hardest of all now the figures are so small. Getting rid of the first 300 was easy but then it got tricky.

I sorted the Zorkis without much trouble and now have an early one and a 6 but they...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-16-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By David Hughes
Looking at all the cameras in these collections I...

Looking at all the cameras in these collections I wonder if I dare mention that I am trying to reduce the number I have...


I've managed to get down from nearly 2 dozen FED's and ditto Leicas to 5...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,879
Posted By David Hughes
Not so strange, surely? The choice was between a...

Not so strange, surely? The choice was between a large mechanical camera without a 28mm frame and an all electronic camera with the 28mm frame but no 50mm frame. The CL being a mechanical camera with...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-15-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, You can find Malcolm Taylor at Upper Lye...

Hi,


You can find Malcolm Taylor at Upper Lye Farm, Aymestrey, LEOMINSTER, HR6 9SZ


and then www.newtonellis.com (http://www.newtonellis.com) should be obvious like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,879
Posted By David Hughes
Strange! Not one mention of the CLE's dad;...

Strange! Not one mention of the CLE's dad; meaning the CL...

Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-14-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By David Hughes
The doyen of repairers is probably Malcolm Taylor...

The doyen of repairers is probably Malcolm Taylor but I also send stuff to Newton Ellis and Co and Skears. I've a rota to share things out as I figure we have to keep them going or else we'd lose...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,879
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I've a scan of the label and instructions...

Hi,

I've a scan of the label and instructions for the Quick Load, just in case they are missing but a PM might be a good idea in case I forget this post...

Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By David Hughes
Yes, brain fade at work. This is what comes of...

Yes, brain fade at work. This is what comes of having too many cameras and too many photographs. I solved a similar problem with the Leicas by drastic prining and so I'll have to start think about...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By David Hughes
Something no one ever seems to comment on is the...

Something no one ever seems to comment on is the different shutter button guards. On later FEDs the knurling is diagonal but on early ones, like Leica, it is vertical.

Here's a later FED to show...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By David Hughes
At last! A pair of Niccas...

At last! A pair of Niccas...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,001
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, why not a fast lens for the Pentax? There's...

Hmmm, why not a fast lens for the Pentax? There's a standard f/1.2 from memory...

Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By David Hughes
Be carefull, there might be taxes to pay on it as...

Be carefull, there might be taxes to pay on it as it's being imported... Or is it?


Regards, David
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