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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By Malcolm M
From what little can be discerned from the...

From what little can be discerned from the photos, it looks like a pukka III or IIIa (Cameraquest lists it as a 1939 IIIa)- the viewfinder window is stepped below the top plate, rather than flush as...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Malcolm M
Thanks for the mention, Greg. I’ll go for a...

Thanks for the mention, Greg. I’ll go for a reshoot sometime. All I need is a crisply cold, clear, sunny, windless winter weekend afternoon. In Yorkshire. As if that’s likely to happen.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,020
Posted By Malcolm M
Who remembers the handout price lists that...

Who remembers the handout price lists that Jessops used to update weekly? Printed double sided on A2 paper, in the teeniest font size known to man, which in those days I could read without the aid of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By Malcolm M
A4 size (1:414) is not far off 35mm (1:1.5)....

A4 size (1:414) is not far off 35mm (1:1.5). Certainly closer than 8x10.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 01-07-2020
Replies: 168
Views: 41,176
Posted By Malcolm M
Ringo with Pentax in A Hard Day’s Night. This is...

Ringo with Pentax in A Hard Day’s Night. This is far and away the best shot of the camera in the film, and I still can’t make out the model.
The film was apparently put together very quickly and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-23-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By Malcolm M
Curiouser and curiouser. You seem to have 3...

Curiouser and curiouser. You seem to have 3 completely separate faults going on simultaneously. The lines on the original photo are dead straight, consistent with the film being pulled over a rough...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-23-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By Malcolm M
You didn't load the film back to front, or...

You didn't load the film back to front, or anything silly like that? The Canon logo on the strap is reversed.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-26-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By Malcolm M
I think a light leak is unlikely to cause this...

I think a light leak is unlikely to cause this problem. A missing screw would cause overall fogging affecting a significant part of the image. To get a scattering of a large number of white dots...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-26-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By Malcolm M
An interesting problem. As pointed out, dust on...

An interesting problem. As pointed out, dust on this hypothetical glass pressure plate would show black on the print, but could it be droplets of oil or condensation focussing light onto the film...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,332
Posted By Malcolm M
Has no-one mentioned the 80-200 mm f4? Whether or...

Has no-one mentioned the 80-200 mm f4? Whether or not itís the best choice I wouldnít know, as I have no experience of anything else. Big and heavy, as a proper Nikkor should be, but if itís light...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-11-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,723
Posted By Malcolm M
West Yorkshire Cameras have a II with Elmar for...

West Yorkshire Cameras have a II with Elmar for £299. $1000 seems a bit much to pay just because it’s black. As for ease of use, don’t worry about it- that way madness lies. The purpose of using a...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-06-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,589
Posted By Malcolm M
I'll second that one.

I'll second that one.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By Malcolm M
I based my information on a 1964 edition of...

I based my information on a 1964 edition of Matheson The Leica Way. I presume that, like other lenses such as the 5 cm Summar, it takes either 34 mm screw-in or A36 fall-off.
Off on a complete...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-12-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By Malcolm M
According to my sources, the Hektor takes 34mm...

According to my sources, the Hektor takes 34mm screw-in filters. Googling "34mm wide angle lens hoods" produces quite a few hits. There are few accessories so obscure that there isn't a Chinaman on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By Malcolm M
Is this any use to...

Is this any use to you?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Adapter-Ring-UV-hood-cap-Leica-E39-Filter-to-Summicron-C-40-2-39mm-S5-5/323828345156?hash=item4b65ac6944:g:GR0AAOSw-u1ZefUe
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,225
Posted By Malcolm M
Just buy a different model of Leica for each type...

Just buy a different model of Leica for each type of film you use. Same again with Nikon. Simples!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By Malcolm M
I bought a Kenro 103 a few months ago,...

I bought a Kenro 103 a few months ago, specifically for Leica use. Copy and paste from What have you just BOUGHT- Kenro 103 trodpipe. The search for a useable, dedicated, ‘pod for the Leicas. The P &...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By Malcolm M
It may refer to the focal length. Apparently...

It may refer to the focal length. Apparently early Leica lenses were marked with the last 2 digits of the exact focal length- (49).77mm. I assumed this related to the very first interchangeable lens...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-12-2019
Replies: 443
Views: 69,260
Posted By Malcolm M
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showph...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=291103&showall=1
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Malcolm M
Digital SLR Recommendations

Please donít throw things at me, but Iím asking this question on behalf on a non-member. Does anyone have any recommendations for a digital(!?) SLR(!!!???)? After weíve explained that the photos...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-26-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By Malcolm M
I don't think it's problem with the curtains....

I don't think it's problem with the curtains. Holes in the curtain are manifest by bright spots on the image, in the same place every time.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-26-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By Malcolm M
Because the shutter is closed. If there is a leak...

Because the shutter is closed. If there is a leak around the flange, it fogs the film during exposure.

Is the fogging confined to the image area, in which case you should be looking for this sort...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-25-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By Malcolm M
I wonder if it’s coming from around the lens...

I wonder if it’s coming from around the lens flange. My IIIa and b do something similar, intermittently. The extreme RHS of your sample photo looks to have been shielded from a leak, probably by the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,385
Posted By Malcolm M
I can reply with some authority on this subject,...

I can reply with some authority on this subject, as I have one of each. And the answer is… if you think so. Or more appropriately, if you spouse/ bank manager/ psychiatrist thinks so. If the priority...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-07-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 4,108
Posted By Malcolm M
Wow! Lots of stuff to drool over there. Has...

Wow! Lots of stuff to drool over there. Has anyone X-rayed thisÖ
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/72009812_rolleicord-vb
Öjust in case itís a brick in a cardboard box?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By Malcolm M
Hereís half an answer to your question. The...

Hereís half an answer to your question. The focussing mount on my Hektor measures 92.87 mm flange-to-flange at infinity, 99.31 mm at 10 ft and 107.48 mm at 5 ft, with a 317˚ rotation. If anyone can...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-21-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By Malcolm M
ZOOAN Question

Recently purchased a ZOOAN (focussing mount for 13.5cm Hektor lens head on PLOOT/Visoflex 1) but it doesn’t focus further than about 1.5 m. Reason is, the combined Visoflex/ZOOAN is about 15 mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2019
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,805
Posted By Malcolm M
John Garrett, The Art of Black & White...

John Garrett, The Art of Black & White Photography, £2 from charity shop. Alessandro Pasi, Leica, Witness to a Century, £2 from church book sale. Riddled with factual errors, garbled technical...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-01-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 33,193
Posted By Malcolm M
Thanks Doug- I've added it to my lens list.

Thanks Doug- I've added it to my lens list.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2019
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,805
Posted By Malcolm M
Kenro 103 trodpipe. The search for a useable,...

Kenro 103 trodpipe. The search for a useable, dedicated, Ďpod for the Leicas. The P & T head on my Manfrotto tilts anticlockwise, which is what you want if youíre right-eyed and using an SLR, but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,288
Posted By Malcolm M
“Just hold a Pentax” as the adverts used to say. ...

“Just hold a Pentax” as the adverts used to say. Still remember handling one for the first time, all those decades ago. What’s wrong with self-timers? No-one will force you to use it, and at least...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By Malcolm M
These people claim to be the world's only...

These people claim to be the world's only manufacturer of flash bulbs.
http://www.meggaflash.com/
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-04-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 23,231
Posted By Malcolm M
This is desperately sad news. I have several of...

This is desperately sad news. I have several of his books, and they are invariably well written and chock full of sage advice. He will be much missed.

Lives are measured not in length, but in the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-01-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By Malcolm M
Second, as usual you are correct, working with...

Second, as usual you are correct, working with the NOOKY attachment is a chore. It's best used in full daylight @ f/8 or f/11.

You're not wrong there. I bought one a couple of weeks ago, and it's...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-14-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 33,193
Posted By Malcolm M
Can we add Leica LTM Telyt 280mm f4.8? I realise...

Can we add Leica LTM Telyt 280mm f4.8? I realise that using it requires a Visoflex, turning your rangefinder into an SLR, which probably offends the fundamentalists, but I’ll risk the consequences.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-31-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Malcolm M
Get a job in a lab, then you have a choice of...

Get a job in a lab, then you have a choice of several UKAS certified thermometers accurate to 0.1C to check against. My thermometer is spot on.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Malcolm M
I had IIIa & Telyt ready and waiting, and got...

I had IIIa & Telyt ready and waiting, and got nothing but fog (not the sort when you accidentally open a camera with a film in it).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-24-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Malcolm M
Jack the Hat sells a 3/8 to 1/4 adapter, but it...

Jack the Hat sells a 3/8 to 1/4 adapter, but it doesn't screw tight into the baseplate (of a IIIf, anyway). It does work if left on a dedicated quick release platform.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-15-2019
Replies: 404
Views: 25,850
Posted By Malcolm M
From the archives. Spotmatic days. 28mm f3.5,...

From the archives. Spotmatic days. 28mm f3.5, 55mm f2, 135mm f3.5.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,179
Posted By Malcolm M
Use an SLR, ideally with a nice bright viewfinder...

Use an SLR, ideally with a nice bright viewfinder and wide aperture lens. Then you can see immediately and obviously whether any part of the image is in focus or not. Rangefinders are basically hard...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,982
Posted By Malcolm M
Similar faults have happened with both my F2s....

Similar faults have happened with both my F2s. One was not repairable. One was just a snarl-up with the self-timer (which is supposed to give shutter times down to 10 secs in combination with the B...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-13-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,379
Posted By Malcolm M
Wow, three nominations in the same week! I’ll be...

Wow, three nominations in the same week! I’ll be getting ideas above my station. These were most of the pictures from two rolls of FP4 not ruined by light leaks...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-05-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Malcolm M
Leica IIIf Light Leaks

Can anybody offer any explanation for the attached light leaks apart from pinholes in the shutter? The odd thing is, itís been back to the camera hospital twice, including, reportedly, new blinds. I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-25-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By Malcolm M
Having seen the photo of two consecutive...

Having seen the photo of two consecutive negatives, I stand even more strongly by my original diagnosis. The fogging is in exactly the same place (just clipping the 1st sprocket hole) on both. The...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By Malcolm M
If it's always in the same place on the negs, it...

If it's always in the same place on the negs, it must be happening in camera. It it's affecting the areas outside the image, then it's presumably not during exposure. Could it be fogged leaving the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-22-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,790
Posted By Malcolm M
Guth- just click on... Show/Hide Photo Detail...

Guth- just click on...

Show/Hide Photo Detail Editor

below the image.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 2,078
Posted By Malcolm M
As best as I can calculate, my beard was 40 years...

As best as I can calculate, my beard was 40 years old last Sunday.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-21-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,181
Posted By Malcolm M
The reason why FSU lenses might not focus...

The reason why FSU lenses might not focus properly on Leicas and Leica copies…
From the formula for those thin lenses of negligible cross section, so beloved of O Level physics examiners, 1/f=1/u+1/v...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-17-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Malcolm M
You’re braver than I am if you’re prepared to fix...

You’re braver than I am if you’re prepared to fix your own Leica.
If you find can’t live with the VIDOM (I find it awkward with stationary subjects, and impossible with anything moving) the similar,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Malcolm M
WARNING! Do not check web adverts, go to camera...

WARNING! Do not check web adverts, go to camera fairs or look in second hand windows of camera shops. Once bitten by the Leica bug, bankruptcy looms!
The shutter fault is extremely common. 3 of my 4...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-07-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By Malcolm M
Granted, Roger, given that using a Visoflex is...

Granted, Roger, given that using a Visoflex is tantamount to Purgatory.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-06-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By Malcolm M
This is RANGEFINDER forum. Any document copying...

This is RANGEFINDER forum. Any document copying to be done with BOOWU stand and Leica!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-30-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By Malcolm M
Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but it...

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but it sounds like very much the same problem as happened to my F3 a few years ago. It wasn’t repairable- the parts are no longer obtainable.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By Malcolm M
Bradford Camera Exchange...

Bradford Camera Exchange (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=281339) do dev & 6 megapixel CD for £5, but I don't know about mail order.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2018
Replies: 315
Views: 22,307
Posted By Malcolm M
If anyone is interested, Bradford Camera Exchange...

If anyone is interested, Bradford Camera Exchange have one in the window, at a fairly pricey £849. On the upside, it looks immaculate. Even the original box looks to be in mint condition.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-23-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By Malcolm M
I can only offer my commiserations. I’ll keep an...

I can only offer my commiserations. I’ll keep an eye on this thread to see if anyone has an answer. Both my IIIa and IIIb show similar light leaks, although at picture top, (i.e. camera bottom) which...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By Malcolm M
Maybe it was a confusion over units, Š lŗ Spinal...

Maybe it was a confusion over units, Š lŗ Spinal Tap. Where can you get film for it?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,402
Posted By Malcolm M
So how does Earhart's camera end up in the hands...

So how does Earhart's camera end up in the hands of a semi-literate? Does he also need a hand moving a Nigerian prince's money out of the country?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By Malcolm M
The test exposure against a white wall is the way...

The test exposure against a white wall is the way to go, but you want minimum aperture. At maximum any vignetting may be blurred out by shallow depth of field.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,406
Posted By Malcolm M
Make sure you have a list of serial numbers. Then...

Make sure you have a list of serial numbers. Then if you are burgled, they might turn up in a local camera or second-hand dealer, or these days, on eBay. If they are daft enough to have accepted a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,113
Posted By Malcolm M
I printed and laminated a small card with EV...

I printed and laminated a small card with EV values of the weird and wonderful shutter/aperture combinations of the IIIb/Summar. Extract below (lose formatting on whole...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,739
Posted By Malcolm M
Copy FOOKH lens hoods for 35mm Summaron....

Copy FOOKH lens hoods for 35mm Summaron. Originals in top condition are around £100. I couldn't find any copies on the internet. Try also LTM body and rear lens caps.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-13-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,516
Posted By Malcolm M
If it's a 46 mm hood, try Jack the Hat...

If it's a 46 mm hood, try Jack the Hat
https://www.jackthehat.co.uk/46mm-lens-hood-metal-screw-type-anti-reflective-p-290.html
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-09-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,733
Posted By Malcolm M
I'm with lynnb, and others who use a card. Old...

I'm with lynnb, and others who use a card. Old railway tickets (in GB, anyway- other countries may have different shapes and sizes) work perfectly. No need at all to reshape the film leader.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 10-03-2017
Replies: 114
Views: 44,535
Posted By Malcolm M
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showph...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=270392
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=270391
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,926
Posted By Malcolm M
Never used a Ďblad, and donít get the S2a out as...

Never used a Ďblad, and donít get the S2a out as much as I should. Downsides of the Bronnie- the focussing screen is mushy (and as all lenses share a common helicoid, calibrated for standard lenses...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By Malcolm M
Is it on the negatives, or just the scans? If on...

Is it on the negatives, or just the scans? If on the negs, it's a classic "hair in the gate." I don't know what one calls the equivalent in a scanner.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-30-2017
Replies: 314
Views: 88,427
Posted By Malcolm M
Cheap (£50) scanner from Maplin- quite adequate...

Cheap (£50) scanner from Maplin- quite adequate for websites or emails. The wall of shame I print properly.
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