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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 260
Posted By David Hughes
Ilford FP4 Plus, surely? Modern in other words....

Ilford FP4 Plus, surely? Modern in other words. You are very lucky, btw. I love those job lots of photo stuff, you never, ever know what you'll find.



Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 2,061
Posted By David Hughes
Just looked at one of my cheap, secondhand...

Just looked at one of my cheap, secondhand limited edition Leicas and the instructions in German show the menu screens are in English. That suggests you have to be bilingual to use them if only one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 260
Posted By David Hughes
Agfa CT 18, sighs and then sobs quietly...

Agfa CT 18, sighs and then sobs quietly...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,664
Posted By David Hughes
I had the same problem with the XD's only they...

I had the same problem with the XD's only they have a different model number here.

If you add every maker to the "every format or style" criteria you'll be able to keep a lot more...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,801
Posted By David Hughes
by "hack" I guess they mean"understand and...

by "hack" I guess they mean"understand and adjust" but I may be wrong; I'll ask my wife.

Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 2,061
Posted By David Hughes
And the other pita is buying one second hand and...

And the other pita is buying one second hand and finding someone else's name engraved on it...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,404
Posted By David Hughes
It's all those buttons, switches and the screen...

It's all those buttons, switches and the screen that complicate them. I can grab my film cameras quickly, wind on and be focussing easily. Grab a digital camera quickly and strange things can happen,...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,664
Posted By David Hughes
Starting to sell them off is easy but sooner or...

Starting to sell them off is easy but sooner or later you get to the last hundred or so and then the painful decisions crowd in.


Or you could buy a bigger house or flat.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,404
Posted By David Hughes
It's looking as though a lot of us have a lot of...

It's looking as though a lot of us have a lot of cameras for a lot of fun and a couple for serious photography.

In my case, roughly speaking, the film ones are fun and the digital are serious.

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,404
Posted By David Hughes
An interesting question but minimalist to me...

An interesting question but minimalist to me means not having a RF or SLR and only a simple small (meaning minimum weight) camera with a minimum of controls and a prime lens. During my film days that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By David Hughes
That price was a shock, I'll think twice before...

That price was a shock, I'll think twice before taking mine out of the house...


Regards, David
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,664
Posted By David Hughes
That's a hard one to answer; my old Yashica had...

That's a hard one to answer; my old Yashica had slightly better lenses than my Trip but not by much. More to the point the Trip has clearer marking to the focus scale but a plain VF. It also has...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,664
Posted By David Hughes
I had one years ago and was struck by the lens...

I had one years ago and was struck by the lens quality when sorting old prints. So bought another in black and, of course, disaster struck.

As far as focussing goes there's nothing to complain about...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,664
Posted By David Hughes
My four are:- Konica C35 - film in it at...

My four are:-


Konica C35 - film in it at present,
Mamiya 135 EE - used earlier this year,
Olympus XA - the next to be used but
Yashica 35-ME (Black) - awaiting repair (glass cracked &...
Forum: Lomography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,148
Posted By David Hughes
Some answers are beginning to suggest the...

Some answers are beginning to suggest the Brownie...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,158
Posted By David Hughes
People have been buying clothes, wearing them to...

People have been buying clothes, wearing them to a party or wedding and then returning them to the shop for a refund for years. A local fiddle was to buy locally but return to the branch in Milton...
Forum: Lomography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,148
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, it was a Sunday, a day of rest and all work...

Hmmm, it was a Sunday, a day of rest and all work and no play etc, etc...


Regards, David
Forum: Lomography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,148
Posted By David Hughes
And to go with them the Kodak 120 and 35mm films...

And to go with them the Kodak 120 and 35mm films and, of course, the Tessar.


Regards, David
Forum: Lomography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,148
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Yes, I would have said that but wondered...

Hi,


Yes, I would have said that but wondered about minor changes.

F'instance the Leica standard ran from 1932 to 1950.

As for the III's there's ling and short versions. The longer die cast body...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,772
Views: 286,722
Posted By David Hughes
Pick ups are interesting as a lot of makers did...

Pick ups are interesting as a lot of makers did small runs of them; I once saw a Morris Marina pick-up and then there's other variations like the old Jaguar (60's etc) as estate cars and so on.


All...
Forum: Lomography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,148
Posted By David Hughes
Difficult to answer as the criteria isn't very...

Difficult to answer as the criteria isn't very fixed but the first Leica in commercial production was 1925 and it ended in 1960 as the IIIg but some were still being assembled/sold by Leitz in 1970....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 807
Posted By David Hughes
Well as "the Black Dial has a really messed up...

Well as "the Black Dial has a really messed up shutter and curtains" I'd get that one done now while we are still sure of parts for it. A few years down the line and we may not have them available....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,772
Views: 286,722
Posted By David Hughes
Yup but difficult to dig out of the mud and get...

Yup but difficult to dig out of the mud and get home for a bit of work on them...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,772
Views: 286,722
Posted By David Hughes
And that engine had a lot of lives in various...

And that engine had a lot of lives in various forms; rather like the Barnacks...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,772
Views: 286,722
Posted By David Hughes
Fun seems to be the missing ingredient in a lot...

Fun seems to be the missing ingredient in a lot of things these days. CPU's make them very wonderful but too complex and, worse still, bland these days.


I just wish I could afford/justify buying a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By David Hughes
Another solution is to neatly label the cassettes...

Another solution is to neatly label the cassettes "1", "2" etc or else use "A", "B" etc. But you have to make a note of what's in each and can lose the note...

That way the label on the cassettes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 771
Posted By David Hughes
FWIW, if testing three cameras by moving a single...

FWIW, if testing three cameras by moving a single cassette between them etc; it pays to take a picture of the other two cameras as no 1 for each test.


That way you know which of the three took the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,772
Views: 286,722
Posted By David Hughes
OK, I know I should only post photo's...

OK, I know I should only post photo's but...


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pristine-mini-1967-plastic-seat-19896595


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,772
Views: 286,722
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-HzZXSg9/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-HzZXSg9/0/e899f528/O/Napier-Railton.jpg


Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,571
Posted By David Hughes
Ooops, I forgot to add that there's a serious...

Ooops, I forgot to add that there's a serious source of info about the OM range here:-


https://esif.world-traveller.org/om-sif/bodygroup.htm


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By David Hughes
I have often wondered if it would work with the...

I have often wondered if it would work with the camera placed on a flat surface, so the blind would be vertical and the lens axis horizontal. Would the sun be too high in the sky to be within the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-09-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,527
Posted By David Hughes
FWIW, a long, long time ago I went from that...

FWIW, a long, long time ago I went from that vintage look to the modern look when I traded in my Periflex and bought an Olympus-35 SP.

My 2d worth is that the lens, focussing and exposure improved...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,312
Posted By David Hughes
All part of the service. BTW the focal length...

All part of the service.

BTW the focal length shows its Contax heritage. You can find a lot about it if you do a search* in Russian for the lens but the answer will be in Russian and won't tell you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-08-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,571
Posted By David Hughes
I don't know what the rest of you think but I...

I don't know what the rest of you think but I prefer the OM-1's and OM-2's; if you've SLR experience you can use them without the instruction book* as they are straight forward cameras. The 1's being...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,527
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, If you have a Leica, M bayonet or 39mm screw...

Hi,

If you have a Leica, M bayonet or 39mm screw thread, and want to get the look of a 1930's lens then the easiest way is to buy a 1930's lens and, perhaps, an adapter for the M body. Or a 40's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,312
Posted By David Hughes
Hi seany65, You said "I bought a collapsible...

Hi seany65,

You said "I bought a collapsible Industar 50 with case, caps and receipt thingy. I have to presume it's a receipt as I don't read whatever language it's in."

Well, would you believe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,749
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, whilst some wonderful equipment exists, I...

Hmmm, whilst some wonderful equipment exists, I can't help thinking that you have to be incredibly rich to afford it. What it would cost to buy the latest digtal equivalent of my old M2 or M6 and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,749
Posted By David Hughes
Yes, think of all those people going on a 3 month...

Yes, think of all those people going on a 3 month cruise worrying about their house catching fire and destroying their negatives or the computer being stolen and losing all their jpg's...

Luckily...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,749
Posted By David Hughes
Today's lenses and cameras are digital and the...

Today's lenses and cameras are digital and the ones of the past were/are film. So it can't be avoided.

As for better, I never print larger than 12" x 8" and have had lenses more than capable of that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,749
Posted By David Hughes
I'm in two minds about this; when I'm holding the...

I'm in two minds about this; when I'm holding the camera and taking the picture etc I like film cameras but after it's taken I prefer digital. Luckily there's good lenses for both.

It's the feel of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By David Hughes
If it annoys/irritates when it wobbles the hassle...

If it annoys/irritates when it wobbles the hassle free answer is a bit of electricians tape across the width of the base plate at the other end. Little chance of damaging anything and out of sight is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By David Hughes
You could try tightening it a little and then...

You could try tightening it a little and then trying to unscrew it. In your shoes I'd also try and repair (with a file) the screw slots before unscrewing.


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-01-2019
Replies: 417
Views: 67,489
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-G8JTBDZ/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-G8JTBDZ/0/73677c67/L/Ginger%20Lily-L.jpg


Ginger lily, probably Hedychium gardnerianum.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-30-2019
Replies: 1,772
Views: 286,722
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, it hit me hard because I was the editor...

Thanks, it hit me hard because I was the editor of one of the Triumph club's magazine. It was a long time ago and these days the brain fade is creeping up on me.

Regards, David
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By David Hughes
Have you thought about the Olympus Trip-35?...

Have you thought about the Olympus Trip-35? There's a lot about at decent prices and there are people who specialise in them and sell them with a guarantee. The lens is very good by any...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-30-2019
Replies: 1,772
Views: 286,722
Posted By David Hughes
Saw this just after it was posted and thought it...

Saw this just after it was posted and thought it was the V8 wotsit. Spent a couple of sleepless nights until remembering Dolomite and then thought that's another old name recycled and spent more...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-30-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,746
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, and nice to see others have tea...

Thanks, and nice to see others have tea pots...

My friend, who sadly died a while ago, was the person you'd go to if you had a timber framed house that was 300, 400 or 500 years old. He understood...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,746
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, It might amuse you; I had a friend who was...

Hi,


It might amuse you; I had a friend who was the top man in his trade and he told me once that the chopping board should be made of wood from the sycamore tree...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,746
Posted By David Hughes
You can have too many gadgets and they get in the...

You can have too many gadgets and they get in the way most of the time.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 445
Posted By David Hughes
Trouble is you need the original flexible hood to...

Trouble is you need the original flexible hood to use the filters and the lens cap; both Leica "C" lenses need them...

The odd thing to me is the way Leitz and Leica did things in unconventional...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-29-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,668
Posted By David Hughes
Sigh, Oh for the good old days when you took the...

Sigh, Oh for the good old days when you took the film into the local lab at lunch time and didn't need to label it because you'd only just taken it out of the camera...


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,920
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, That's very true but a lot of people would...

Hi,


That's very true but a lot of people would have been proud to have taken a lot of those shots. I blame forums for setting those challenges, because that's what they are.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By David Hughes
It looks as though you will end up with another...

It looks as though you will end up with another camera...


Have fun, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,920
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, If you want to turn out photo's like a pro...

Hi,


If you want to turn out photo's like a pro sports photographer then you are going to have to gear up like one and get a bit more experience. But don't abandon the RF because it will be needed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By David Hughes
I wonder about the charity shop cameras with film...

I wonder about the charity shop cameras with film in them; did the batteries fail and they not realise or what? But the fact is they abandoned the camera, film and battery.


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,930
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, It's the "everything" that I'm worried...

Hi,

It's the "everything" that I'm worried about; I do not believe that 90% of the M6's produced, cups of coffee I've drunk and books I've read are crap...

It's quite a simple test but seems to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,930
Posted By David Hughes
If that is true then he/she is only 5% wise and...

If that is true then he/she is only 5% wise and that's not wise imo. So how can it be true?


Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-26-2019
Replies: 160
Views: 7,053
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Evaporated demand = recession... Regards,...

Hi,


Evaporated demand = recession...


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,668
Posted By David Hughes
FWIW I either use C200 or else FP4+ and so a...

FWIW I either use C200 or else FP4+ and so a glance at the film speed set on the camera's meter tells me what film is in it. The film carton side was used because one of my cameras (Olympus XA1) only...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,930
Posted By David Hughes
OTOH, it, photography, is not just about art....

OTOH, it, photography, is not just about art. Some of us see it as a sort of note book or diary. No more, no less.


Regards, David
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-25-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 460
Posted By David Hughes
Dufay thought that in the 1930's and so they put...

Dufay thought that in the 1930's and so they put a little self adhesive metallic cover in with rolls of 120 Dufaycolor.



Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By David Hughes
I can remember my first reaction to it when I got...

I can remember my first reaction to it when I got my M6; I think the problem is that it doesn't look Leica-ish being too lightweight...


Anyway, regardless of looks, it works and that's all we...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,668
Posted By David Hughes
Put my foot in it that time; I should have...

Put my foot in it that time; I should have remembered that you give them an inch and they take a yard...


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,668
Posted By David Hughes
Good joke but could you do it in metric for our...

Good joke but could you do it in metric for our EU friends, please?

Edit, seconds later; just realised it would be like giving your weight in stones and pounds. They'd fall about laughing at our...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-21-2019
Replies: 265
Views: 24,166
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-97LW5F2/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-97LW5F2/0/4e08a92f/O/Photo%2049584.jpg


HMS Trincomalee
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-21-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,668
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks; fwiw, I used a piece of string until I...

Thanks; fwiw, I used a piece of string until I found that chain thingy.


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,668
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-Vkb9VfG/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-Vkb9VfG/0/30468ae2/L/Label-L.jpg

And you can write on the back of the card the date the film went in etc. etc...

Regards, David
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-20-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,483
Posted By David Hughes
Once upon a time, when we were very young, every...

Once upon a time, when we were very young, every other shop sold film and you'd see it everywhere. Nowadays they don't and there's no real camera shops about and so they think it doesn't exist any...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-19-2019
Replies: 1,772
Views: 286,722
Posted By David Hughes
If you like the looks of this Triumph Mayflower...

If you like the looks of this Triumph Mayflower then do a search for pictures of the four door bigger version called the Triumph Renown; with luck you'll find a picture of the longer version designed...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-19-2019
Replies: 160
Views: 7,053
Posted By David Hughes
OTOH, building cameras and lenses that last for...

OTOH, building cameras and lenses that last for decades with only a minimal amount of attention etc is not exactly taking advantage of their customers.

I've had my CL for decades and still use it,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-18-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,070
Posted By David Hughes
"Adjusting" for silver oxide batteries might just...

"Adjusting" for silver oxide batteries might just mean fitting a diode into the camera's meter circuit. Then a same size 1½v battery could be used.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-18-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,123
Posted By David Hughes
If I remember correctly the Minolta 40mm was made...

If I remember correctly the Minolta 40mm was made by Minolta and the Leica version was made in Germany. Again, IIRF, there was an article about them being made by a sub-contractor in Germany but I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-18-2019
Replies: 160
Views: 7,053
Posted By David Hughes
Here's a line of thought worth following; many...

Here's a line of thought worth following; many years ago Leica wanted to up date things and got together with Minolta. That joint venture gave us the M5, the CL and a range of SLR's ending with the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-18-2019
Replies: 160
Views: 7,053
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly and part of that allure is being...

Exactly and part of that allure is being expensive. Would you buy a Leica lens if it was brand new and dirt cheap? Think what it would do to your (self) image...

I mean, like, do you want to end...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, It sounds as though the clutch for the take...

Hi,


It sounds as though the clutch for the take up is slipping but I've not got a IIIg and so can't say how it should be tightened. Sorry that I can't say more.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By David Hughes
What they like in this part of the world is to...

What they like in this part of the world is to buy a bit of land from two neighbours; meaning the bit in between the houses. Then they build two semi's* in the plot.


The lucky ones have a house a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-09-2019
Replies: 1,772
Views: 286,722
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, And that reminded me of their small...

Hi,


And that reminded me of their small straight six of (?) 1600 cc but whatever became of it?


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,019
Posted By David Hughes
Very wise; what it costs to service one and the...

Very wise; what it costs to service one and the time it takes to be told they can't get the part can be a shock. Even a simple thing like a new watch glass can cost an arm and a leg.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,019
Posted By David Hughes
That's a word you only see in crosswords these...

That's a word you only see in crosswords these days...


Regards, David


PS I found one of the old watch faces a few weeks go, I wonder if I should put it on ebay but it might lead to a nasty fraud.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,218
Posted By David Hughes
I've just looked on ebay and Paterson tanks seem...

I've just looked on ebay and Paterson tanks seem to sell from about two pounds.



I bought one at about that price, with a Kaiser thermometer both new in box, for a friend a while ago.



Regards,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-09-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By David Hughes
Buying with ebay means you have to factor in the...

Buying with ebay means you have to factor in the PayPal charges as well and both charge based on the selling price plus post and packing (P&P as abbreviated here in the UK).

So 15% is a fair but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,218
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, FWIW, I bought my Paterson tank when I was...

Hmmm, FWIW, I bought my Paterson tank when I was still at school ( 60 to 65 years ago) and have used no other make but have upgraded to the "System 4" tank once I stopped using 120. During that time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,019
Posted By David Hughes
When I was 14 or 15 I had a holiday job sweeping...

When I was 14 or 15 I had a holiday job sweeping up in a factory that repaired watches for the Govt. I often swept up watch faces and took a couple home to show people. They were black with white...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-07-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By David Hughes
A small point but... Some rangefinders have the...

A small point but...

Some rangefinders have the scale in feet and some in metres and some both. So best to check and seer that the RF chosen matches the scale on the camera and has the same...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 3,946
Posted By David Hughes
Another factor is the stupidity of buyers. Do a...

Another factor is the stupidity of buyers.

Do a search on ebay and you'll get results for BIN and auctions. But people will often bid way above BIN prices in auctions. I've made offers and had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,321
Posted By David Hughes
None of them and all of them... Regards, David

None of them and all of them...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-02-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, It took a while to find but I knew I had a...

Hi,

It took a while to find but I knew I had a note of the early lenses used on the Ur Leica somewhere.

It seems the first lens tried was a 50mm f/3.5 Kino Tessar,

then a 42mm macro-summar and/or...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I did some research once, based on lists of...

Hi,


I did some research once, based on lists of stolen Leica cameras, and, in a nutshell, they usually had a lens on them from the same year or the one earlier.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,562
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, And for those who like the Trip 35 and the...

Hi,


And for those who like the Trip 35 and the XA's style the XA1 is very nice successor and no batteries required, either...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,312
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Wow! A happy ending to a story... What I...

Hi,


Wow! A happy ending to a story...


What I like about the CL is that, once you've got both lenses, there's no more temptation to buy lots more and worry about having the right one. And they are...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-30-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By David Hughes
Page 6 of the Leica CL instruction manual...

Page 6 of the Leica CL instruction manual says:-


"When using lenses from the LEICA M system, note the information leaflet No 120-50."


A copy of the leaflet (as a pdf) used to be available but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,096
Posted By David Hughes
There's always next week...

There's always next week...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,231
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Far better is to go on taking pictures and...

Hi,


Far better is to go on taking pictures and quit worrying about it. I often look at how many hits my snaps get and wonder what on earth people see in the pictures but the stat's say they are...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-28-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,878
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-KpndFt...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-KpndFtx/0/9061091f/XL/Photo%2010%20%2B%2B-XL.jpg


York Minster, an Olympus XA2 photo...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-28-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,878
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Shuttleworth/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Shuttleworth/i-MSBZpGk/0/6912caef/X2/Photo%2032-X2.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-28-2019
Replies: 265
Views: 24,166
Posted By David Hughes
It's amazing and very pleasing the number of old...

It's amazing and very pleasing the number of old or elderly ships about and still afloat. And a good thing too.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,668
Posted By David Hughes
When I did air shows I carried two cameras...

When I did air shows I carried two cameras because you need a tele lens for planes flying but a WA or Std for things happening on the ground and may not have time to swap lenses and so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,231
Posted By David Hughes
There's a lot of people about who haven't got a...

There's a lot of people about who haven't got a photographer's eye but who do have a book about their kind of photography and have memorised the sort of picture they like so that they can do minor...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By David Hughes
And these days with digital cameras and phones...

And these days with digital cameras and phones there are literally hundreds of thousands of photo's and so on. Just wait a few years and be very selective.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,312
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, FWIW (Cont'd), the meter arm has a...

Hi,


FWIW (Cont'd), the meter arm has a mechanical connection, that has been reported as a source of problems; usually solved by cleaning, IRC.


Regards, David


PS Had my CL for decades and I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,312
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Lucky you. FWIW, when Leica moved away from...

Hi,


Lucky you. FWIW, when Leica moved away from MK Newton Ellis and Co took over care of my CL.


Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-24-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,994
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Yes, completely different. There's manuals...

Hi,


Yes, completely different. There's manuals all over the www to look at and see just what a nice package the serious ones were. Look here,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 914
Posted By David Hughes
And kitchen sink makes a perfect water...

And kitchen sink makes a perfect water bath.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 799
Posted By David Hughes
I hope they don't read the opening post...

I hope they don't read the opening post...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-23-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By David Hughes
The number of pixels comes into it; assuming a...

The number of pixels comes into it; assuming a pixel is a dot when printed then 300 pixels or dots to the inch (dpi) is very high quality and 200 is OK. I've also printed at 100 dpi to see what...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-22-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,061
Posted By David Hughes
A lot of people seem happy with the O series...

A lot of people seem happy with the O series clone and its modern lens. And one of two digital limited editions turn up from time to time as silly/affordable prices.


At least the O series was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-21-2019
Replies: 265
Views: 24,166
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-pghJCks/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-pghJCks/0/0a846871/O/P1010250.jpg


HMS Trincomalee

By a quirk of fate it was built for a war in 1817 but the war ended before it was ready and it was never...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,994
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, 1, I do not live in Birmingham and not many...

Hi,

1, I do not live in Birmingham and not many RFF visitors and users do; so I think my point is valid. I would be a very happy bunny if I could buy all the film and batteries I like/need locally...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By David Hughes
It might be easier to get a tripod that has one...

It might be easier to get a tripod that has one built in...


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,532
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, My point was that I was surprised it hadn't...

Hi,

My point was that I was surprised it hadn't been mentioned when other makes had. Not to point out that it was superior or anything, just surprise...

As I can see one as I type I searched for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-20-2019
Replies: 1,772
Views: 286,722
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-x8XMQj...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-x8XMQj2/0/0e3b6821/XL/14238-XL.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/APS/i-z89hw6G/0/824f779f/XL/Contax%20Tix%2024-XL.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 566
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-tqRKGv...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-tqRKGvS/0/ea64eb82/O/Moon%202.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-20-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,994
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting that no one has mentioned the Olympus...

Interesting that no one has mentioned the Olympus SLR's that were bridge cameras and released in the late 90's. They are called iS and some number in this country, eg Olympus iS-3000.

I think they...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 867
Posted By David Hughes
The trouble with most of these p&s's etc is few...

The trouble with most of these p&s's etc is few of them let you know what the exposure is. So there no way you can compare lenses.


Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 3,750
Views: 714,289
Posted By David Hughes
And don't forget Jane Bown. Look at the self...

And don't forget Jane Bown. Look at the self portrait at the end of these photo's. It's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,994
Posted By David Hughes
Huss, The problem is not the batteries...

Huss,

The problem is not the batteries themselves but the various rules and regulations that make them difficult and expensive. In this country you can't send a lot of types of batteries in the post...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, very interestng. Regards, David

Thanks, very interestng.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By David Hughes
True but I mentioned the price of the camera a...

True but I mentioned the price of the camera a while ago, add in a few (say 3 or 4) modern Leica lenses to use the 24 megapixels and the costs start going wild. Then there's a printer, I don't know...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,994
Posted By David Hughes
FWIW, my comments have been based on experience...

FWIW, my comments have been based on experience and I have the bills to prove it. And I have been buying batteries for cameras since the 1960's.



Regards, David
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By David Hughes
True but a balanced response would be best...

True but a balanced response would be best surely? There's both for and against...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By David Hughes
Agreed and since the Leica new is about six...

Agreed and since the Leica new is about six thousand pounds here, plus a few lenses, I think/thought my point was obvious.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By David Hughes
A lot of us have film cameras and you can buy a...

A lot of us have film cameras and you can buy a lot of B&W film for the price of these digital paragons...


Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,994
Posted By David Hughes
The trouble, or perhaps the point, is that some...

The trouble, or perhaps the point, is that some batteries are expensive for some cameras and have to be disposable batteries. You have to take them on trust and they can fail after being dropped or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,532
Posted By David Hughes
Fascinating that no one has mentioned Paterson's...

Fascinating that no one has mentioned Paterson's tanks. They came as a system and so you could do one 35mm length in the smallest version and several mixed formats in the tallest. and somewhere in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-18-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,577
Posted By David Hughes
I seem to remember the USSR did this with some...

I seem to remember the USSR did this with some Leitz and CZ lenses in the 30's and 40's...


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,532
Posted By David Hughes
Larry and Godfrey, Thanks, I guessed it would...

Larry and Godfrey,


Thanks, I guessed it would be 120 and 35mm but thought it best to ask.



Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,994
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Despite having a lot of Minolta SLR's in the...

Hi,

Despite having a lot of Minolta SLR's in the heap I've no experience of the 5 but I will say that their lenses are very good. I wish you hadn't mentioned it; it reminded me that I keep wondering...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,532
Posted By David Hughes
I'm curious as it says on the box that it is the...

I'm curious as it says on the box that it is the first multi format daylight loading etc. But what are the formats, bearing in mind that only 120 and 35mm exist plus home cut 127 and perhaps others...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,994
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly, and they don't have to be Nikons. I've...

Exactly, and they don't have to be Nikons. I've had Minolta, Olympus and Pentax SLR's for a pound or two. There's also a lot of unappreciated lenses out there.


Going for the "pro" cameras is a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,259
Posted By David Hughes
They are working on it... Regards, David

They are working on it...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,259
Posted By David Hughes
I wish it was, it hit 31°C a couple of weeks ago...

I wish it was, it hit 31°C a couple of weeks ago and now is only 26°C outside. Friends in France have been trying to cope with 46°C...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,259
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, This is a very easy question to ask but a...

Hi,

This is a very easy question to ask but a very difficult one to answer.

The problem is that, by the time you notice something is odd, a lot of other things will also need a little TLC. And if...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-16-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By David Hughes
Welcome aboard. This might explain things; as...

Welcome aboard.

This might explain things; as you may know, in the early 30's the USSR copied the Leica Model II and called it the FED. WW2 came along and the FED works were destroyed and so KMZ in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,260
Posted By David Hughes
In their advertising in the 60's Bushnell used to...

In their advertising in the 60's Bushnell used to say that their small (?8 x 20) binoculars were the ones chosen by NASA.


Regards, David
Forum: Olympus RF 06-28-2019
Replies: 151
Views: 47,302
Posted By David Hughes
Surely, after reading all these post you can...

Surely, after reading all these post you can decide one way or the other?

(Edit) There is a review from Modern Photography, November 1979 here:- http://www.diaxa.com/xa.htm

You have to scroll down...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,322
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks. There was a website that would tell you...

Thanks.


There was a website that would tell you the maker and aliases from that number but it seems to have vanished into the usual WWW black hole (sigh).


Perhaps someone else knows what happened...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-27-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,956
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/France/i-rpMDhkF/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/France/i-rpMDhkF/0/93f4e965/XL/France%2002-XL.jpg
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-26-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,314
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting discussion; I have often wondered if...

Interesting discussion; I have often wondered if there are parts of drives and media card that are never used because they are at the end - so to speak.


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,322
Posted By David Hughes
What's the 6 digit number printed on the cassette...

What's the 6 digit number printed on the cassette by the bar code, anyone, please?
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-26-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,314
Posted By David Hughes
I think the key is the word "lucky" as I've had...

I think the key is the word "lucky" as I've had two fail; one brand new (used for a holiday) and one not so new. I've also lost one, dropped somewhere and never found.


By the way, I put the cards...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,155
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, My comments followed this "I got this m4P...

Hi,


My comments followed this "I got this m4P for £700, together with a not very accurate but working MR4( I can calibrate it). The prism can be rebuild here(UK) and the overall cost is still...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,089
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, no offence taken; I just wanted to clear...

Thanks, no offence taken; I just wanted to clear up any misunderstanding...


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-25-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,161
Posted By David Hughes
Yes, and Leica prices follow anything vaguely...

Yes, and Leica prices follow anything vaguely usable on a Leica; 36mm slip on filters and hoods cost a fortune instead of a pound or two like other sizes. Luckily the Chinese hoods are good and...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,314
Posted By David Hughes
It's a great pity we have to buy such huge cards;...

It's a great pity we have to buy such huge cards; meaning we damage or lose a lot of pictures when they fail. And by "a lot" I mean about 4,500 to judge by a 16GB card in my LX5.


Regards, David
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,314
Posted By David Hughes
Minolta 7000i (film) takes a card like the...

Minolta 7000i (film) takes a card like the SD's...


Regards, David
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,314
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting, my first reaction was that it would...

Interesting, my first reaction was that it would probably fire up after being put in and out of card slots a few times; hence my comment about waiting a day in my first post. Experience tells me that...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,314
Posted By David Hughes
I'd like to answer that but have broken a finger...

I'd like to answer that but have broken a finger nail trying to open the cover on the M9 and look at the socket. My guess is that it's a normal USB socket but you never know.


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,089
Posted By David Hughes
You shouldn't have; FWIW, I was surprised Fuji...

You shouldn't have; FWIW, I was surprised Fuji included an exposure guide in what it clearly aimed at "pro" photographers. Obviously I'd expect it with (say) C200 but there isn't one with...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-25-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,161
Posted By David Hughes
Yes, just look at the price of a 1930's lens hood...

Yes, just look at the price of a 1930's lens hood for the 35mm lens of that vintage. I'd sooner buy a Zorki-2 and have strap lugs and a lens hood for pennies but, well, um...


Regards,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,155
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, yes, but the problem is finding a nice M2,...

Hmmm, yes, but the problem is finding a nice M2, M4 or M4P. In a nutshell that means going to a decent dealer and finding one with a guarantee, testing it with a film and then relaxing or getting it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-25-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,161
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly, and anyone who reads the posts about...

Exactly, and anyone who reads the posts about Leicas on these forums will not get the impression that they are 100% perfect and never fail. And usually they fail for the same reasons as FEDs, Zorkis...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,314
Posted By David Hughes
That's good news. We can all sleep at night...

That's good news. We can all sleep at night now...

Just read your previous post about not having the USB cord. I don't know what the situation in your country is but a lot of shops accumulate them...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,314
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting; I wonder about putting it in the M8,...

Interesting; I wonder about putting it in the M8, which seems to read/see it OK, and then deleteing a picture to give it the space.


Please don't blame me though...


Regards, David
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,314
Posted By David Hughes
I'm sorry you are having such a problem with it,...

I'm sorry you are having such a problem with it, it's something we all dread.


Have you tried putting it back in the M8 and using the lead to connect it with the computer and so on? I assume you can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,528
Posted By David Hughes
Got to agree; so a different SLR and you have a...

Got to agree; so a different SLR and you have a small pocket camera or two and a RF etc. Those three should cover everything...


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-22-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,089
Posted By David Hughes
About 10 or 12 years ago I started getting rid of...

About 10 or 12 years ago I started getting rid of all my cameras and checking them before I sold them. I looked for a suitable film, as in cheap and good, because there were a lot of cameras to get...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-22-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By David Hughes
It cuts both ways, I had a Leica part (minor)...

It cuts both ways, I had a Leica part (minor) fitted to a FED once, many years ago, and an Olympus XA with a nasty deep scratch on the sliding cover came back without it and only substituting a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By David Hughes
Those SR44's are silver oxide but LR44's are not....

Those SR44's are silver oxide but LR44's are not. Many will try to sell you LR44's as silver oxide...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-22-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By David Hughes
Nice to see an "Elmax" lens though. Regards,...

Nice to see an "Elmax" lens though.


Regards, David


PS Far too dear, anyway...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,528
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, why not buy the next one you see at under...

Hmmm, why not buy the next one you see at under (say) US$5 ? You might get a pleasant surprise...


Regards, David


PS And don't touch analogue cameras, stick to film ones.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, PX28 is an old mercury battery designation....

Hi,

PX28 is an old mercury battery designation. You can read all about them here:

http://www.smallbattery.company.org.uk/sbc_4sr44.htm?4sr44,DURACELL,PX28

but I don't think he can post them...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,089
Posted By David Hughes
Thank you so much for that link, I guess everyone...

Thank you so much for that link, I guess everyone reading it will be downloading it. I loved the exposure guide and can throw away my meters... ;-)


Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-20-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,829
Posted By David Hughes
Nothing like stating the obvious; there are a lot...

Nothing like stating the obvious; there are a lot of Leica M9's about that have had the sensor replaced and are being sold off for silly/low prices.


Assumming 300 dots per inch is exhibition...
Forum: Travel 06-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 871
Posted By David Hughes
A tripod is essential unless going for projected...

A tripod is essential unless going for projected image. Try a few shots of the moon to see what problems handheld throws up...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-17-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,413
Posted By David Hughes
The acid test, imo, would be a print 3ft by 2ft...

The acid test, imo, would be a print 3ft by 2ft or something as large. We are looking at very small* pictures on a screen and there's nothing like a small version of text or image to hide the flaws....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,519
Posted By David Hughes
I guess a warning is needed for this thread as it...

I guess a warning is needed for this thread as it ends with a Zorki 3 being superior to a Leica III; cue several rants...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By David Hughes
Well, I like and use the older MC meter on my M2...

Well, I like and use the older MC meter on my M2 and it only takes a second or two to see if a meter is working because we (all) have digital cameras...


Regards, David


PS And "No Batteries...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-17-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,413
Posted By David Hughes
Everything I have seen suggests film was about 8,...

Everything I have seen suggests film was about 8, 10 or 12 ASA or ISO as we say these days. Tripack colour and three negative colour have been around a lot longer than people think.


Look here for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,312
Posted By David Hughes
There are not many SLR's based on (or a tribute...

There are not many SLR's based on (or a tribute to) Oskar Barnack's designs like that Zenit...


Regards, David
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-16-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By David Hughes
That is sad news, he was one of the best. David

That is sad news, he was one of the best.


David
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,801
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 06-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 448
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 06-13-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 658
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 06-13-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,759
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 06-13-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,902
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 06-12-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,902
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 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,902
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 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,902
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. 06-08-2019
Replies: 417
Views: 67,489
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 06-08-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,115
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. 06-08-2019
Replies: 417
Views: 67,489
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 06-08-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,450
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 06-08-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,312
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 06-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,671
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 06-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,723
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 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 858
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 06-06-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,115
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 06-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 813
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 06-06-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 347
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 06-06-2019
Replies: 1,738
Views: 323,447
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 06-05-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 360
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. 06-04-2019
Replies: 964
Views: 189,488
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 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,161
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 06-03-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,497
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 05-30-2019
Replies: 164
Views: 32,354
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 05-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 998
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 05-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,790
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 05-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 998
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 05-30-2019
Replies: 1,738
Views: 323,447
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
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