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Forum: Zeiss Contax 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Oh, Shiny! A version 4 Contax I was the first...

Oh, Shiny!

A version 4 Contax I was the first model I've bought and reanimated.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Cool. I'm still waiting on mine to arrive.

Cool. I'm still waiting on mine to arrive.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 3,858
Posted By Mr_Flibble
The negatives look thin when I process the film...

The negatives look thin when I process the film in accordance with the instructions on the Ferrania document. But the images clean up very nicely indeed....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I have a couple of early Leica II cameras, but my...

I have a couple of early Leica II cameras, but my preference does go to the III series, the wartime IIIc specifically with the redesigned viewfinder/rangefinder layout.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 390
Views: 157,160
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/SO19SG03.jpg
War monument at La Glanerie, Rumes, Belgium
Graflex Anniversary Speed Graphic
Kodak 127mm f/4.7 Ektar
Fomapan 100

Front...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/SO19A318.jpg

Friendly game of football - September Odyssey 1944-2019
Leica IIIc, Summitar, Fomapan 100
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5,603
Views: 496,865
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/SO190406.jpg
Leica M-E, 7Artisans 50mm f/1.1, Hasselt, Belgium
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2,108
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/HD190714.jpg
Historic Festival Huis Doorn 2019

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/SF190840.jpg
Santa Fe 2019 -...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Hardest thing I had to do lately, sell one of my...

Hardest thing I had to do lately, sell one of my Contax II cameras to a friend
I didn't really want to, but he's given me cameras over the last couple of years. And I know he's going to use it way...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 794
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I used an R-D1 from 2009 to 2016. it is now on...

I used an R-D1 from 2009 to 2016. it is now on loan to a friend for undetermined time. I still love it better than my Leica M-E.
It really fit me, ergonomically speaking. Everything just sits in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 3,858
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Dang, you should've tossed it my way.

Dang, you should've tossed it my way.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,418
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Got too many non-FSU cameras loaded with film at...

Got too many non-FSU cameras loaded with film at the moment. But once those are done I'll have a go at Red October. FED-NKVD, Zorki I, Zorki I, Zorki 4K, Kiev-88 or the Agat 18K ....choices choices,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/SO19A139.jpg

Many hands make light work - September Odyssey 1944-2019
Leica IIIc, Summitar, Fomapan
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I think the one you want is TM 11-2334 "Camera...

I think the one you want is TM 11-2334 "Camera PH-629" from 1951.


There are a couple of reprint services that can provide them.
I think there's also an Ebay seller that offers a collection of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,615
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Reasonably happy with mine, with a similar...

Reasonably happy with mine, with a similar career, that I bought in 2016. But it still doesn't quite compare to my first love, the Epson R-D1 though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,615
Posted By Mr_Flibble
A nice lady was looking for a good home for her...

A nice lady was looking for a good home for her father's cameras;
-Agfa Billy Record
-K.W. Etui in 6x9 with a Tessar lens
-Unknown 9x12 with "Unofocal" Doppel-Anastigmat
An extinction meter was...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-12-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Yes, A36 is the standard size "clamp-on"...

Yes, A36 is the standard size "clamp-on" filter/hood forl the Elmars, Summars and Hektors. But for screw-in versions I think 34 should be about right.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-12-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By Mr_Flibble
$3.80 and free shipping for a screw-in wide angle...

$3.80 and free shipping for a screw-in wide angle hood, I'm game!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-12-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,225
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I've used the 50mm f/1.1 extensively over the...

I've used the 50mm f/1.1 extensively over the last week on an M-E (220) and found that with any part including bright sky in the viewfinder the exposure meter will be severely thrown off and...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 217
Views: 10,612
Posted By Mr_Flibble
My heartfelt condolences, Helen. I wish you,...

My heartfelt condolences, Helen.
I wish you, family and friends much strength in the coming days.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Not sure we've ever found a cheap alternative...

Not sure we've ever found a cheap alternative beyond DIY.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-10-2019
Replies: 105
Views: 3,444
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Nice set, Chris! Hours of fun guaranteed,...

Nice set, Chris!

Hours of fun guaranteed, unless you don't like the squinty optics ;)

I just spent a week touring through Belgium for the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation carrying my trusty...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-28-2019
Replies: 3,058
Views: 483,399
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/SF190830.jpg

Leica M-E (220), 7Artisans 50 f/1.1
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-27-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I'm a .45 kinda guy myself as well. I have an...

I'm a .45 kinda guy myself as well. I have an Smith&Wesson M1917 and a copy of the M1911A1 , made from recycled Chinese railroad steel. ;)...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-26-2019
Replies: 251
Views: 83,691
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/NiccaTest02.jpg
Jaws of Life Demonstration
Nicca 3-f, Nikkor-HC 5cm f/2, Fomapan 100
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-26-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/SF190886.jpg
Borderers BREN-gunner, at Santa Fe 2019.
Leica IIIc, Summitar, Fomapan 100
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-21-2019
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,739,542
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/Charles.jpg


https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/mats7artisans.jpg

Leica M-E (220)7Artisans 50mm f/1.1
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Small tripods with bubble level is not something...

Small tripods with bubble level is not something I've seen very often, if at all.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-18-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/SF190907.jpg
Leica IIIc, Summitar, Fomapan 100
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2019
Replies: 617
Views: 142,745
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/SF190859.jpg
Santa Fe Event 2019 - Overloon NL
Leica IIIc, Summitar, Fomapan 100
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By Mr_Flibble
If someone hasn't yet, I'll post a photo when I...

If someone hasn't yet, I'll post a photo when I get home from work in a few hours.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By Mr_Flibble
With the older shutters the curtains travelled at...

With the older shutters the curtains travelled at a fixed slower speed. I think that required much tighter tolerances in curtain gaps on the higher speeds. This also limited the fastest...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-14-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Mr_Flibble
If it fits too loosely over the winding stem, it...

If it fits too loosely over the winding stem, it WILL cause the sloppy take-up



That would be my second point of interest in the investigation.


But film is drawn from the cartridge by the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By Mr_Flibble
It's true, The body of the Leica IIIc, f and g...

It's true,

The body of the Leica IIIc, f and g models are 0.5cm longer (from strap lug to strap lug) than the previous models due to the redesign of the shutter/crate.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Not much that can go wrong with the Horizontal...

Not much that can go wrong with the Horizontal adjustment screw (except that it will pop out if you unscrew it too far). The key is not to force anything and only make tiny adjustments at a time
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Adjusting the RF on a Leica is pretty...

Adjusting the RF on a Leica is pretty simple;

-Set aim and focus at something at infinity

Horizontal alignment is done by the small set-screw hidden behind the cover screw next to the viewfinder...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-07-2019
Replies: 390
Views: 157,160
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/HD190707.jpg
Kodak (Folmer&Schwing div) Top-Handle Speed Graphic, Erkos 135mm f/4.5 Doppel-Anastigmat "Selar" (dirty), Fomapan 100
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-04-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 7,904
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Indeed...

Indeed Erik.

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/HB160571.jpg
Fomapan 100,
I could probably have squeezed a bit more sharpness out of this scan, but my process flow wasn't...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-04-2019
Replies: 164
Views: 34,931
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Tessar right, Mike?

Tessar right, Mike?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-04-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 7,904
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Leica IIIc, 5cm f/2.5 Hektor, Kodak Double-X...

Leica IIIc, 5cm f/2.5 Hektor, Kodak Double-X (over developed)

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/BH170826.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,615
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I've just ordered a military Bell&Howell Eyemo...

I've just ordered a military Bell&Howell Eyemo 71-Q body :\
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 733
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I have done it a few times on Petzval lenses and...

I have done it a few times on Petzval lenses and prisms that had become unglued.

In one case I used heat on a Petzval front group to melt the yellowed and cracked balsam. It had nearly turned...
Forum: Argus RF 07-22-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I'm going to give the Argus K another once-over,...

I'm going to give the Argus K another once-over, to see if I can find that light leak and then shoot it for Argus Day. ;)...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-22-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Nice result after the adjustment, Vince. Had the...

Nice result after the adjustment, Vince.

Had the same issue with my Argus K, where someone had flipped the rear element. After correcting it the images looked much better....now I still have to hunt...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,108
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/mats7artisans.jpg
Leica M-E (typ 220), 7A 50mm f/1.1
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-25-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Have the same thing on an M3 DS, it appears to be...

Have the same thing on an M3 DS, it appears to be the baffle as well.
I found that it helps to cover the lens while advancing the film / between shots.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Estimated Selenium cell life is definitely...

Estimated Selenium cell life is definitely shorter than that of Solar cells.

But as Brett says it's not so much the light that kills the cell. It's exposure to temperature swings and UV lighting...
Forum: Other RF 06-18-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 7,042
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/Speedgraphics.jpg


Anniversary Speed Graphics


https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg143/albums/userpics/10001/BolseyB2-01.jpg

Bolsey B2
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 814
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I have and I am. I'm currently purging a load of...

I have and I am.
I'm currently purging a load of living history uniforms and kit, and I'm thinking about selling off a load of cameras that fall outside of my particular collecting niche.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-03-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/MA190503.jpg
Remains of a German Munitions Depot
Leica IIIc-Syn, 2.8cm f/6.3 Hektor, Fomapan 100
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-28-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Hot-linking from your google account is not a...

Hot-linking from your google account is not a good idea. Like Facebook they regularly change the addresses for your images.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-28-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/WA190544.jpg
Canadian Fox Armored Car
Leica IIIc-syn(1940), 5cm f/1.5 Xenon(1938), Fomapan 100
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-23-2019
Replies: 164
Views: 34,931
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Thanks John, These have been cropped a little...

Thanks John,
These have been cropped a little and there's a little motion blur in the second one.

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/MT190517.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-22-2019
Replies: 164
Views: 34,931
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/MT190504.jpg

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/MT190514.jpg

Contax II, CZJ 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar + Y2 filter,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/WA190547.jpg
"Safety Cooker" is a bit of a misnomer with these things.....

Leitz 5cm f/1.5 Xenon (1938 batch), fomapan 100
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,922
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I've sold the camera that came with it, but not...

I've sold the camera that came with it, but not the lens.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/WA190543.jpg
Foulkes Festival - Wageningen 2019
Leica IIIc-Syn, 5cm f/1.5 Xenon, Fomapan 100
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-12-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/WA190514.jpg

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/WA190517.jpg

Foulkes Festival 2019 - Wageningen
Leica IIIc-syn,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-07-2019
Replies: 2,132
Views: 597,743
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Took my "Starkie-Special" Leica IIIc-sync with me...

Took my "Starkie-Special" Leica IIIc-sync with me to the Foulkes Festival in Wageningen last weekend.



https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/LeicaPasta.jpg
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-30-2019
Replies: 390
Views: 157,160
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I'm as surprised as you :) This T-4 is a regular...

I'm as surprised as you :)
This T-4 is a regular motorpool/maintenance/engineer soldier. But the T-4 rank is not reserved for just those military occupations.
A motion picture cameraman for example,...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-29-2019
Replies: 390
Views: 157,160
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/GM190418.jpg
Open Museum Weekend 2019 - Dutch Army Engineer Museum
Speed Graphic, Kodak 127mm f/4.7 Ektar, Fomapan 100
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-25-2019
Replies: 341
Views: 114,435
Posted By Mr_Flibble
A 1942 IIIc is likely a pre-K grey. Still a very...

A 1942 IIIc is likely a pre-K grey. Still a very nice sample though :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-23-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Looks like some shutter drag. The closing curtain...

Looks like some shutter drag. The closing curtain hesitates on closing at the final part of its movement.

It might be as simple as a piece of film floating around in the mechanism, getting caught...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
This is a Summar of the last year of production....

This is a Summar of the last year of production. Not coated and clean unmarked lens surfaces. It does have a nice purplish sheen to it from the natural aging.


I have two others that are not quite...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/ROTM0026.jpg
Roll on the Meuse tour 2009
Leica IIIc, Summar
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-16-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/GM190421.jpg
Victory Revolver
Leica M-E, 73mm f/1.9 Hektor, slight crop
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,063
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Doesn't "Laika" translate to "Traveling...

Doesn't "Laika" translate to "Traveling companion"?

[edit]Ah, no...it's "Barker", derived from "to bark" ....
But I like the idea as "Leica" being a faithful traveling companion
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-09-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/GM1504006.jpg
Dutch Engineer Museum - Open Museum Week - April 2015
Leica IIIb with a Leitz 50mm f/1.5 Xenon, Rollei RPX 400
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,063
Posted By Mr_Flibble
All the images I find on google of these Zorki...

All the images I find on google of these Zorki boxes show only the holes, but no cord or other locking mechanism.

I guess a cord was used as a sort of 'first sale' seal.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 19,007
Posted By Mr_Flibble
RIP Roger My sympathies to Frances and all of...

RIP Roger


My sympathies to Frances and all of Roger's friends and family
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-04-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/ROTM0217.jpg
Recently rescanned shot from 2009.
Siegfried Line at Vaals
Leica IIIc, 1939 uncoated Summitar, Lucky SHD 100
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By Mr_Flibble
There are so many possibilities for 2x3 (6x9cm)...

There are so many possibilities for 2x3 (6x9cm) for the time period; So many types of No.2 Box Brownies and Kodak Six-20 Brownies.

And yes. Despite most Brownies having a simple meniscus lens,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 19,007
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Like everyone here, I'm sad to read this. When...

Like everyone here, I'm sad to read this.

When I freshly registered here at RFF, I had recently picked up a book about Large and Medium format Photography and was happy to discover one of the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-02-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/HS190318.jpg
Operation Autumn Gale
Leica IIIc, Summitar, Kodak Double-X
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-01-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,261
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I guess I could feed some film through one of my...

I guess I could feed some film through one of my Contax I or II cameras
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-21-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I was given an ORAKO a year ago. Have no need for...

I was given an ORAKO a year ago. Have no need for it really.
If your RF half-mirror is bad enough that you need to use these filters, it's probably better to get a new half-mirror installed anyway. ...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By Mr_Flibble
One is called ORAKO is for the pre-war...

One is called ORAKO is for the pre-war cameras
The other is called OKARO, for the IIIc and post-war cameras
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-20-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1,756
Posted By Mr_Flibble
On top of a BF-109E I might add. The...

On top of a BF-109E I might add.

The Messerschmits and Focke-Wulfs generally were equipped with Robot II cameras as gun cameras or the BSK-16 film cameras in the wing instead of this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,615
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/CombatCamera01.jpg

Simmon Bros Combat Camera, including the tele lens
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-11-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 52,524
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/HS190309.jpg
Leica IIIc (1942), Summitar (uncoated 1939), Kodak Double-X
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-11-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/HS190328.jpg
Operation Autumn Gale
Leica IIIc, Summitar, Kodak Double-X
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-05-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 3,858
Posted By Mr_Flibble
As they said in the most recent updates, they're...

As they said in the most recent updates, they're working on allowing backers to exchange their pledge rewards for something else. If that nets me a few more rolls of P30, they get no grief from me :D
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-05-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I have a post-war (Zeiss Stuttgart) 85mm...

I have a post-war (Zeiss Stuttgart) 85mm viewfinder that seems to work very well with the 85mm Sonnar on both my II and IIa cameras.

And I found that the Soviet-era plastic 85mm finder doesn't do a...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-05-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,889
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I recall being told that quality control for the...

I recall being told that quality control for the FSU lenses was at its best between the early 1950s and the late 70s. Brian Sweeney can probably narrow that down for you.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-03-2019
Replies: 164
Views: 34,931
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/Contax1v7test05.jpg

Zeiss Contax I (v7), CZJ 5cm f/2.8, Kodak Double-X
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-03-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,083
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Back in...

Back in 2017

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/CCB0457.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 3,858
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Chris Roberts was behind so many fantastic Space...

Chris Roberts was behind so many fantastic Space Sims back in the day; Wing Commander, Privateer, Freelancer. :(





;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 3,858
Posted By Mr_Flibble
****, I can't say *******s?

****, I can't say *******s?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 3,858
Posted By Mr_Flibble
2013 - The Robotech RPG Tactics game was...

2013 - The Robotech RPG Tactics game was successfully funded (for 1.4 million dollars!) .....pretty much turned into a **** show from that point.
For months, years even, Palladium books kept saying...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,083
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Even then the photo was doctored to hide the...

Even then the photo was doctored to hide the maggots crawling on the closest fallen soldier
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-25-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,083
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Boyington himself reveled in his hero status,...

Boyington himself reveled in his hero status, despite also claiming to be a bum in his book. Reading Gamble's Biography on Boyington it became clear how much of a bum he really was.
Nobody denied he...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-25-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,083
Posted By Mr_Flibble
"Show me a hero and I'll prove he's a bum" - Greg...

"Show me a hero and I'll prove he's a bum" - Greg Boyington
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-24-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,083
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Mid morning on June 6th, Ike was contemplating to...

Mid morning on June 6th, Ike was contemplating to abandon Omaha due to the heavy resistance and high casualties.
So I definitely don't buy into the 'relative easy' part. Certainly when Capa came in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-24-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/FS190203.jpg

In the Footsteps of the 82nd Airborne,
Leica M-E, 5cm f/2 Summitar (Uncoated 1939)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-21-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 893
Posted By Mr_Flibble
The veteran in the last photo passed away last...

The veteran in the last photo passed away last year.

Like the Great War already has, soon World War 2 and Korea will also disappear from 'living memory'
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 893
Posted By Mr_Flibble
An acquaintance in Belgium is currently restoring...

An acquaintance in Belgium is currently restoring Huey. :)


Couple of photos of NDVN Veterans, taken during a regional veterans days in 2017 and '18....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 893
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Thanks for the story and the photos, Timmyjoe....

Thanks for the story and the photos, Timmyjoe.

I had the pleasure of photographing a few Dutch veterans from the NDVN (Dutch Detachment United Nations) who were part of the 2nd US Infantry Division...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-19-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,966
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Two of my friends served with the Navy's Combat...

Two of my friends served with the Navy's Combat Camera units before their disestablishment last year.

I confess I'm not up to snuff on the Post-Vietnam era and how military photographers were...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-19-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,966
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Uh, I am going to heavily disagree with you...

Uh, I am going to heavily disagree with you there, Phil. There are plenty of actual combat photos from signal photo company units on assignment in WW2.
Combat engineers were soldiers first and...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-19-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,966
Posted By Mr_Flibble
The available light could have been significantly...

The available light could have been significantly subdued by the smoke from the initial naval/aerial bombardment when the first wave went ashore. Daylight should otherwise have been sufficient around...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,966
Posted By Mr_Flibble
That was for Operation Varsity, yes. There is...

That was for Operation Varsity, yes.

There is also that photo of Capa in paratrooper kit carrying an Rolleiflex 'old standard' in North Africa in the lead up to Operation Husky, but he eventually...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,966
Posted By Mr_Flibble
*Hugs all his Contax II cameras and Rolleiflexes

*Hugs all his Contax II cameras and Rolleiflexes
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,966
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Only Capa and Bob Landry were accredited civilian...

Only Capa and Bob Landry were accredited civilian photographers who landed with the first wav. Landry lost all his camera equipment as far as I know.

The Signal Photo Company Detachments material...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-18-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/ROTM0278.jpg
Stealing a ride, Roll on the Meuse tour 2009
Leica IIIa or c, probably with a Summitar, Lucky SHD 100
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-17-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/SOTMN118.jpg
Keeping up with the home front, Overloon forest, 7th On The Move tour 2012
Leica III with a 5cm f/3.5 Elmar, Lucky SHD 100
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-17-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,966
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Read all stuff back in 2014. Coleman's attempt at...

Read all stuff back in 2014. Coleman's attempt at finding a conspiracy where there's no need for any doesn't sit well with me.

To quote from the RFF thread back in the day:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,623
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I wouldn't say no if one crossed my path (and if...

I wouldn't say no if one crossed my path (and if I have the expendable income at hand at that point).
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-12-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,889
Posted By Mr_Flibble
The 5cm f/2 Sonnar and the Jupiter-8 copy are...

The 5cm f/2 Sonnar and the Jupiter-8 copy are considered to be a very good lenses.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2019
Replies: 2,132
Views: 597,743
Posted By Mr_Flibble
If the vulcanite is beyond the odd crack or...

If the vulcanite is beyond the odd crack or missing piece, I prefer to replace it with similar looking material with matching pattern/structure. Not a big fan of outlandish covers myself.

Though...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-10-2019
Replies: 2,132
Views: 597,743
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Nice one, Helen. Close to a serial number of one...

Nice one, Helen.
Close to a serial number of one of my Leica II cameras, as well.
But yours is in much nicer condition.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-10-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,453
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Dang, that looks like it had a hard working life....

Dang, that looks like it had a hard working life.

Hopefully getting it to working condition won't require too much work. Good luck :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-10-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,621
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Visoflex macro wonderland takes it the other way...

Visoflex macro wonderland takes it the other way ;)

Can't say there are many 'sleepers' left except for the 90 and 135mm lenses.
If we're talking about pricing at least. ;)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-08-2019
Replies: 164
Views: 34,931
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/KV190204.jpg

Commemoration at the Battle of Kapelsche Veer monument last week
Zeiss Super Ikonta 531, CZJ 7cm f/3.5 Tessar, Retropan 320...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-01-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,767
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I have one IIIc (1942) that is my go-to camera,...

I have one IIIc (1942) that is my go-to camera, usually with a 5cm Hektor or Xenon mounted on it. The other ones get to have a turn every once in a while.
In the meantime a IIIf RD has been added as...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-01-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,767
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Is this bad? This is bad, isn't it? I'm...

Is this bad?
This is bad, isn't it?
I'm bad....

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/leicacongaline.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-31-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,767
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Check the Rangefinder contrast, And if both...

Check the Rangefinder contrast,
And if both curtains are nice and smooth, no wrinkle, tears or holes.
And see if it works on all speeds, especially the slow speeds
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,767
Posted By Mr_Flibble
As we're all trying to dissuade the OP by showing...

As we're all trying to dissuade the OP by showing our LTM beauties.......

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/RLMLeicatime.jpg
CameraWorks-UK special, Leica IIIc (1940) with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-27-2019
Replies: 1,089
Views: 236,802
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userp...

https://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/HT190106.jpg

Leica IIIc, 5cm f/2.5 Hektor, Double-X
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,767
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Resist! You'll hate the loading procedure and the...

Resist! You'll hate the loading procedure and the squinty optic! ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,228
Posted By Mr_Flibble
If I had a Baby Rolleiflex (or another 4x4 TLR)...

If I had a Baby Rolleiflex (or another 4x4 TLR) I'd probably reconsider.


Let me dig out some of my last VPK photos...including a light leak ;)

Huis Doorn Living History Festival 2016 (Rerapan...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,228
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I don't think I shoot enough in this format...

I don't think I shoot enough in this format between the VPKs and the Kodak Graphic No.0, to justify buying a bulk roll of the stuff :(
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,228
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Nice to see this thread pop up again. I've shot...

Nice to see this thread pop up again.

I've shot a few rolls of Rerapan 100 over the last few years, but never really liked the results I got with the VPK with rapid-rectilinear until I discovered...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-18-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By Mr_Flibble
He was the liaison for Epson Repairs in Japan for...

He was the liaison for Epson Repairs in Japan for people around the world. I know he still did this back in 2016. It's worth a shot.

Good luck.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,132
Posted By Mr_Flibble
"French Ammo Bag" yields a number of hits...

"French Ammo Bag" yields a number of hits already. Be sure to compare prices as I've picked up all 4 of mine for around $15.

These were normally used to carry magazines for the FN-24/29 light...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,132
Posted By Mr_Flibble
You are not alone Mike. I've gone through several...

You are not alone Mike. I've gone through several military bags as camera bags to use for re-enactment or daily carry.

My favorite are the French machine gun magazine bags....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-14-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,835
Posted By Mr_Flibble
What I got from reading the R-D1 threads over the...

What I got from reading the R-D1 threads over the years is that the R-D1(s/x) was nothing more than a Proof of Concept project for Epson.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-11-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,835
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I gave my Epson to a friend 3 years ago when I...

I gave my Epson to a friend 3 years ago when I got the Leica M-E, but I do miss the colors I got with it. Maybe it's something to do with the Epson's software, protecting the highlights....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-08-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,012
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Bought a life-time license a few years back. I've...

Bought a life-time license a few years back. I've been using it well for over a decade.
It works great with my super-old HP Scanjet G4050

User friendly...meh. Once I've set it up the way I like I...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 36,534
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/VD181003.jpg
Local Veterans Day - October 2018
Contax II with 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar, Double-X (shame about the scratch)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-07-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Definitely not for the Geiss or Hakosyn. But it's...

Definitely not for the Geiss or Hakosyn. But it's certainly looks like it's designed to prevent anything that's clamped-on from slipping or rotating.

I considered it might've been for a linked...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-07-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I'm guessing it's part of a flash-sychronisation...

I'm guessing it's part of a flash-sychronisation accessory, like a Leitz VACU.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-07-2019
Replies: 636
Views: 189,143
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I kinda lost track of him myself after the...

I kinda lost track of him myself after the LeicaPlace forum got merged with Cameraderie one last year. ;)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2019
Replies: 636
Views: 189,143
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Pretty sure he's still around, recently saw posts...

Pretty sure he's still around, recently saw posts by him over at Photo.net as well.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2019
Replies: 636
Views: 189,143
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Brian Sweeney (member here) was a great help...

Brian Sweeney (member here) was a great help sorting out my J-3 focus and lubrication issues.
I got that J-3-Sonnar hybrid from him as well.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2019
Replies: 636
Views: 189,143
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Meh, I own two already. A pre-war Sonnar...

Meh, I own two already. A pre-war Sonnar shoe-horned into a Jupiter-3 mount.
And genuine wartime one.

I have slightly more love for my regular J-3 though.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-03-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Hmmm, contrast should be better or at least just...

Hmmm, contrast should be better or at least just as good as the Zorki.

Maybe the beamsplitter isn't a 50/50 reflection/transmission mirror.
But I doubt NobbySparrow would've sent you the wrong...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,615
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Just added another WW2 vintage Anniversary Speed...

Just added another WW2 vintage Anniversary Speed Graphic 4x5 camera to the collection. Comes with a Kodak 127mm f/4.7 Ektar.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-02-2019
Replies: 617
Views: 142,745
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Good luck :) I had a vague, and as it turns out...

Good luck :)

I had a vague, and as it turns out false, memory of using a SOOPD on the Xenon, so thinking along that line I thought the XOONS clamp-on hood for the Summarit would also fit on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,593
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Oh, bugger :D

Oh, bugger :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,593
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I'd have to say this...

I'd have to say this one;

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/ZB180915.jpg
Living History Weekend in the Memorial Museum Passchendaele
Kodak Auto Graflex, Ross 7-1/4" Xpress...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-02-2019
Replies: 621
Views: 49,350
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Same with the white filler on the shutter speeds...

Same with the white filler on the shutter speeds engravings. It's all either oxidized or gone. I've started refilling it with wax crayon. Will be doing the same to the Contax Logo......as I've done...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-02-2019
Replies: 617
Views: 142,745
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I'm seeing the ITDOO hood as a more compact...

I'm seeing the ITDOO hood as a more compact alternative too the SOOPD. Not cheap though It looks like it clamps on similarly as the Barn-door hood. So you'd probably have the same issue with it.

A...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I've use that 'black dot' trick on a few RF...

I've use that 'black dot' trick on a few RF cameras, but eventually you're better off replacing the beam-splitter.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-01-2019
Replies: 621
Views: 49,350
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I'd prefer giving it a bit of oil as well, but...

I'd prefer giving it a bit of oil as well, but I'd rather not strip down the camera to get at the slow speed escapement if I don't have to.
If the "nahptha-fix" doesn't keep, I might have to, though.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-01-2019
Replies: 621
Views: 49,350
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I received the camera the day after Christmas....

I received the camera the day after Christmas.
Focus was VERY stiff, winding was VERY stiff, but the shutter straps were okay.

After a few drops of Naphtha in the focus mount and the star wheel it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-31-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 710
Posted By Mr_Flibble
They work well enough with a couple of cleaning...

They work well enough with a couple of cleaning marks

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/M1706030.jpg

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/M1706037.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-31-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 710
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Lens is a warm to neutral lens that gives a weird...

Lens is a warm to neutral lens that gives a weird 3D effect at wider apertures.
Something to do with the loss of all the shadow detail
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-30-2018
Replies: 139
Views: 38,595
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/TI1810100.jpg

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/TI181024.jpg

"The Island"

Zorki-1 with Jupiter-3 and Double-X
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2018
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,615
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/Contax1v7001.jpg

Arrived today; Contax I (version 7 according to Kuc's book) with CZJ 5cm f/2.8 Tessar.

Curtain straps are alright, but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,733
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Merry Christmas all. Unfortunately my gift...

Merry Christmas all.

Unfortunately my gift hasn't arrived yet.
Santa's bringing me a Contax I (version 7)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-23-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Oh I hate it! With a passion! And a vengeance!

Oh I hate it!
With a passion!
And a vengeance!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-23-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Many a horror story about Ebay GSP are but a...

Many a horror story about Ebay GSP are but a google search away.

When it was introduced in 2013 many sellers were suddenly automatically enrolled into the GSP, finding suddenly they're selling...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-22-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I generally avoid Ebay GSP sellers like the...

I generally avoid Ebay GSP sellers like the plague. The only time it only makes sense to use it is for big and heavy stuff (and only because I've heard them claim it's cheaper).

GSP really is Lada...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-22-2018
Replies: 621
Views: 49,350
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Well, here we go again. Looks like I'm the...

Well, here we go again.

Looks like I'm the proud new owner of another Contax I.
This time a Version 7 with matching black-face CZJ 5cm f/2.8 Tessar.

Shutter is said to hang up on firing, leaving...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-17-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Nearly bought a AYOOC for peanuts, until the...

Nearly bought a AYOOC for peanuts, until the seller figured out what he had.
And I let him renege on the deal.

I have one of these flexameters, but I never use...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-16-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 524
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Walz made a nice 40.5 Filter Set "For...

Walz made a nice 40.5 Filter Set "For Sonnar".
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-11-2018
Replies: 2,132
Views: 597,743
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Congratulations on the new toy Erik. Results...

Congratulations on the new toy Erik.
Results look good too....as usual.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,188
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Pretty much the same here, it's either 1930s...

Pretty much the same here, it's either 1930s folding kodaks or plastic boxes from the 70s. :(
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 869
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Hmmm, I fixed a roll of expired T-max three weeks...

Hmmm, I fixed a roll of expired T-max three weeks ago and the next time I used the fixer there was a lot of black sediment floating around in the fixer.
I thought the fixer might have oxidized...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-03-2018
Replies: 232
Views: 69,635
Posted By Mr_Flibble
https://d1ro734fq21xhf.cloudfront.net/attachments/...

https://d1ro734fq21xhf.cloudfront.net/attachments/2018/11/1537253_66511de2c78a23cc4499f02f45d3d579.jpg

An Argus K that I picked up last August.
Wasted a roll because someone had flipped the front...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-29-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Got about 20 Kaiser plastic screw-top ones and...

Got about 20 Kaiser plastic screw-top ones and I've reloaded them about 3 times each now. No problems there.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By Mr_Flibble
A friend's sale of a early Leica I to II...

A friend's sale of a early Leica I to II conversion left a foul taste in my mouth.

The buyer complained about internal corrosion.
Buyer whined about wanting a refund.
Friend finally agrees.
The...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-14-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,258
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Strange that I've missed this. I have that book...

Strange that I've missed this. I have that book and read it over the summer. Albeit my grasp German is limited.....the beer probably didn't help either.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-13-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 34,931
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/VD181007.jpg
Contax II with 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar and Double-X

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/VD181021.jpg
Contax II...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-13-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,258
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Thanks, Bil. I did not know that. I should check...

Thanks, Bil. I did not know that.

I should check my early Tessar against its chrome brother.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-13-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,258
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Post-war lenses will work fine on the Contax II....

Post-war lenses will work fine on the Contax II.

Only the post-war Contax IIa can be damaged with pre-war wide-angle lenses (or their post-war copies). But all should be fine on the Contax II.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-08-2018
Replies: 223
Views: 15,650
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/VD181007.jpg

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/VD181013.jpg

Contax II, 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-05-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I'm partial to RIFLE myself.

I'm partial to RIFLE myself.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2018
Replies: 653
Views: 150,979
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/TI181097.jpg
Anniversary Speed Graphic,127mm f/4.7 Ektar, Fomapan 100 in Graphic 23 holder
(HC-110, H, 10min, 20C)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-01-2018
Replies: 5,588
Views: 964,703
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Not on this one. Is there a Werra with a shoe...

Not on this one.
Is there a Werra with a shoe mount on the bottom?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-31-2018
Replies: 617
Views: 142,745
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Cheers David. Here's another one from that...

Cheers David.

Here's another one from that weekend, same setup

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/TI181082.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-30-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 5,901
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Accidental Whisky...

Accidental Whisky shot

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg143/albums/userpics/10001/Exacta01%7E0.jpg

And image taken with that...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-30-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 34,931
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Thanks...

Thanks Erik,

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/VD181016.jpg

We had a good day talking to a lot of Dutch veterans, including two who served in the NDVN in Korea and a few of...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-30-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 34,931
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/VD181009.jpg
Dutch Women Volunteer Corps veteran

Contax II with 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar and Double-X
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-29-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 16,740
Posted By Mr_Flibble
They're pretty affordable and underrated, just...

They're pretty affordable and underrated, just like the 135mm hektor if you haven't got one already ;)


I own three pre-war ones now...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,590
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/TI181023.jpg
Zorki I + Jupiter-3
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-21-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I had that issue with a IIIc a few years back,...

I had that issue with a IIIc a few years back, when I fixed it I had failed to properly reset the ratchet paul on the gear underneath. The sprockets would pull back the film towards the cassette if I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-20-2018
Replies: 617
Views: 142,745
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/TI181074.jpg

Leica M-E with an early 5cm f/2 Summitar.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-19-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,590
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/TI181041.jpg
From the second roll with the Zorki I and J-3
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-18-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,590
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/TI181024.jpg


Another from "The Island"
Zorki I with Jupiter-3 and Double-X
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-18-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,590
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/TI181028.jpg

M4A3E8 (105mm) Medium Tank at "The Island"
Zorki I with Jupiter-3 and Double-X
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 10-18-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By Mr_Flibble
There were rebranded Perfex Fifty-Five cameras as...

There were rebranded Perfex Fifty-Five cameras as Perfex Twenty-Two cameras that had a small plate attached over the regular engravings (in th dark spot in the photo)
Probably as a way to use...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-18-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,940
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Patents Perhaps? Epson only dropped service for...

Patents Perhaps?

Epson only dropped service for the R-D1 and R-D1s a year or so ago, didn't they?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-16-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,940
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Fake or not, It would definitely bring back...

Fake or not,

It would definitely bring back some of those easy-access ergonomics of my beloved Epson R-D1.
My M-E is nice and all, but I don't like having to go open up the back of the halfcase to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-15-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,590
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Some fine entries already! :) I shot two rolls...

Some fine entries already! :)

I shot two rolls of Double-X with a Zorki I over the weekend.
Should get round to developing them on Wednesday.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-15-2018
Replies: 251
Views: 83,691
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/ZB180929.jpg



http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/ZB180938.jpg


Memorial Museum Passchendaele Living History...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-14-2018
Replies: 399
Views: 56,428
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/MG180904.jpg

Battle for the 11th Bridge - Grave (NL)
Leica M-E, 5cm f/3.5 Elmar

I need to clean out some haze out of this Elmar as well.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-10-2018
Replies: 251
Views: 83,691
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Thanks, I have about another 50 similar shots...

Thanks,

I have about another 50 similar shots with this combination left to post-process. Will post a couple more when I get round to it ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-10-2018
Replies: 305
Views: 31,099
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/ZB180918.jpg

Leica M-E with Nikkor-HC 5cm f/2
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-10-2018
Replies: 617
Views: 142,745
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I use the clamp-on SOOPD (And the one for...

I use the clamp-on SOOPD (And the one for Summitar/Summicron, I forget the code), which grabs it pretty well.
But these barn-doors hoods are HUGE! so they're not for everyone
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-09-2018
Replies: 251
Views: 83,691
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/ZB180921.jpg

Memorial Museum Passchendaele Living History Festival 2018
Nikkor-HC 5cm f/2 on Leica M-E
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-09-2018
Replies: 390
Views: 157,160
Posted By Mr_Flibble
We need a bigger...

We need a bigger backdrop.....

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/ZB180916.jpg
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-09-2018
Replies: 390
Views: 157,160
Posted By Mr_Flibble
My friend represents a soldier of the 32nd US...

My friend represents a soldier of the 32nd US Infantry Division, "The Red Arrows" / "Les Terribles". Freshly arrived from across the ocean.

They had their baptism of fire in the Elsas and later...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-08-2018
Replies: 390
Views: 157,160
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/ZB180915.jpg

Slightly cropped,
Kodak Auto Graflex, Ross 7-1/4" Xpress, Fomapan 100
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 2,838
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I'd like to buy another Epson R-D1(x) as I miss...

I'd like to buy another Epson R-D1(x) as I miss my old one. But I don't really need another digital M-body :(
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-08-2018
Replies: 120
Views: 9,540
Posted By Mr_Flibble
Really chuffed about the one with the muzzle...

Really chuffed about the one with the muzzle flash on the .30 Cal.
Rarely manage that during events. Slow shutter speeds are key.
Or someone using a black powder weapons like this M93...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-08-2018
Replies: 692
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 244,328
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/ZB180907.jpg

Kodak No.2 Folding Pocket, model B (pre-1913)
Fomapan 100
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-07-2018
Replies: 399
Views: 56,428
Posted By Mr_Flibble
http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpi...

http://www.flibweb.nl/flibweb/cpg154/albums/userpics/10001/MG180906.jpg


Battle for the 11th Bridge - Grave (NL)
Leica M-E, 5cm f/3.5 Elmar
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-05-2018
Replies: 399
Views: 56,428
Posted By Mr_Flibble
I'm aware, of course Armistice/Veterans Day is...

I'm aware, of course Armistice/Veterans Day is the worst possible date for me.
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