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Forum: Photography General Interest 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 98
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Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gosh, what a wondrous and lovely thread with...

Gosh, what a wondrous and lovely thread with exquisite photographs. Just joyous to go through for the first time!
Forum: Photography General Interest 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 488
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sadly the ping of detaching elastic braces or the...

Sadly the ping of detaching elastic braces or the popping of button ones is only soluble with a bib front, especially with jeans!
Forum: Photography General Interest 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 488
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A pair of dungarees. Whenever I lose weight my...

A pair of dungarees. Whenever I lose weight my posterior largely disappears, so holding up the jeans at the same time as using my camera can be at best comedic, at worst, felonious...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 11,602
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fascinating - thank you Robert. That last one is...

Fascinating - thank you Robert. That last one is extremely distinctive!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That picture, and the lens that produced it, are...

That picture, and the lens that produced it, are exquisite.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 873
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The one you least enjoy using or the results...

The one you least enjoy using or the results there from.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
+1 what oldwino said. Sharp and contrasty the...

+1 what oldwino said. Sharp and contrasty the Biogons are gorgeous.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
If the camera wasn't doing it before, eliminate...

If the camera wasn't doing it before, eliminate that.

If a small length is unscratched when dispensed (don't bother loading it into a cartridge) it's not the loader.

If it's scratched after that,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've just shot 3 rolls of 12/2019 P3200, 2 pushed...

I've just shot 3 rolls of 12/2019 P3200, 2 pushed to 6400, no issues. For which I paid £5, so that's a bargain.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The wheel changing setting was right at the top...

The wheel changing setting was right at the top of the suspension range on an SM, with 5- parked, drive, mildly off road, off road and wheel change. It was exceptionally useful as a height for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The GS was renowned for the quality of its ride...

The GS was renowned for the quality of its ride even among hydropneumatic Citroens. But not for rustproofing. Others may probably think I'm talking spherical objects rather than spheres, but I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had a Citroen SM for 6 years. Until sorted, a...

I had a Citroen SM for 6 years. Until sorted, a nightmare, but once fitted with modern fuel injection and solid state electronic distributor a thing of utter joy. But only ever one disaster away from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The R8 from Nuremberg Leica arrived yesterday but...

The R8 from Nuremberg Leica arrived yesterday but lacking CR2 batteries, so after a bit of a hunt today, found some and found the camera to absolutely beautiful, but seemingly stuck in T mode. Then I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2,587
Views: 375,462
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I love what you are doing here Chris. I've...

I love what you are doing here Chris. I've recently moved to a city where there are a wonderful collection of old buildings in various stages of decay, and a city council determined to see the back...
Forum: Photo Software 3 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 919
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
While I have 6.14 so some time left, my Macbook...

While I have 6.14 so some time left, my Macbook is showing signs of mortality and I'm not sure I want to pay Apple's replacement costs for a large screen laptop / computer. So a standalone non-Mac...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,244
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A woman of impeccable taste!

A woman of impeccable taste!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I was once told 3 months for a dual range...

I was once told 3 months for a dual range Summicron service, which ended up as 9 months. In the end, after largely despairing of getting it back within a year, it arrived back in an exquisite...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Oh, that's a very nice Series 3. You can't fake...

Oh, that's a very nice Series 3. You can't fake that sort of patina!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Larry - your conclusion was backed up by...

Thanks Larry - your conclusion was backed up by my film photography guru, Keith Moss, who said he really regretted selling his R8 (at the outset of digital) and that it is a brilliant camera to use...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Well, after an enjoyable little haggle, it's on...

Well, after an enjoyable little haggle, it's on its way from Leica Nuremburg to be with me Thursday.

Thanks for all the advice!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've made an offer on a 3rd iteration R8 and will...

I've made an offer on a 3rd iteration R8 and will see what happens. I'm entertained by the sheer number of dealers and sellers who really don't want to post a photo of the serial number, but want a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,046
Views: 51,098
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had hoped not to have personalisation but that...

I had hoped not to have personalisation but that seemed impossible, so after long thought I've transferred my naming convention from old Benzes (of which I hope merely to keep the one I have and...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 6 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
raid brilliantly photographing Ariana Grande, so...

raid brilliantly photographing Ariana Grande, so we don't have to

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3565/med_U3565I1575742010.SEQ.0.jpg

Guy Pinhas's...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 6 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A really enjoyable week! LynnB on fire (and...

A really enjoyable week!

LynnB on fire (and these are just the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,046
Views: 51,098
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Submitted my form then read that SF don't provide...

Submitted my form then read that SF don't provide insured services in Europe, so re-submitted it with UPS. Apologies!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm not selling my SL2 (or indeed otherwise...

I'm not selling my SL2 (or indeed otherwise disposing of it). It is a jewel beyond compare and an icon of German engineering like the great 70s Benzes (and from experience, much much better built and...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,193
Views: 426,979
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Naval residences, foggy day, Royal William Yard,...

Naval residences, foggy day, Royal William Yard, Plymouth.

Balda Pontina 6x9, Meyer Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 105mm, f3.5. HP5 in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,046
Views: 51,098
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
For the UK you will pay import duty of about 7%...

For the UK you will pay import duty of about 7% on the cost of the lens and shipping, and then a further 20% VAT on top. Plus courier handling fees. So about £535 before courier handling fees.

This...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's extremely helpful Larry! Having checked...

That's extremely helpful Larry! Having checked there's a lot of earlier ones on sale for a rather wide range and quite a number don't show the serial number (so the cynical me can draw my own...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yeah, the R9 is too much by a long way. I'm sort...

Yeah, the R9 is too much by a long way. I'm sort of attracted to dinosaurs though - I find the M5 to be close to perfect as a camera.

I don't like the ergonomics on the R7, the fiddling with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Leica R8 - worthy successor to Leicaflex SL or pass?

Having decided to concentrate solely on the M5 with a mix of Leica and Zeiss glass, I'm now going through the same process with my SLRs. I have a Leicaflex SL2 which I love and an R7 which I don't....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 756
Views: 162,585
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's nice Dourbalister, and super...

That's nice Dourbalister, and super composition!

I've been playing around with photography in very low light, using Tmax P3200 pushed to 6400 and on the Leicaflex SL2. Spot metering leaves no room...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks for the link. It's hard, in this rather...

Thanks for the link. It's hard, in this rather rain soaked country to visualise and experience such infernos. The courage of those fighting this threat is magnificent, but my primary emotion is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Intriguing! I love things like this.

Intriguing! I love things like this.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 3,066
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Keep shooting, the medium is unimportant compared...

Keep shooting, the medium is unimportant compared to that, especially with your eye.

Having said which, I've been moving house with all the packing and disruption, and despite having no developing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,506
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
and just as expensively!

and just as expensively!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A good find David. I used to think this era of US...

A good find David. I used to think this era of US (and UK pale imitiations) were a bit on the large size and rather bulky, but have come to respect them as excellent representations of their era. A...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,046
Views: 51,098
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
All tremendously exciting, and I'm glad the maker...

All tremendously exciting, and I'm glad the maker is taking all care to get the 8 element sorted in every way before release. Taking the time is essential.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,274
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ilford has had an excellent 15% off and free...

Ilford has had an excellent 15% off and free shipping for Black and White Friday weekend in the UK, which I have just taken advantage of.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks so much to all for their mentions and...

Thanks so much to all for their mentions and likes, but more for sharing their excellent photos. It is a joy to see such excellent photography!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,274
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
And on this side of the pond, unsurprisingly...

And on this side of the pond, unsurprisingly Ilford is normally cheaper. I do love Kodak black and white films but there is a limit to the mark up over European alternatives that I will pay. But on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes indeed Doug, I knew it would be...

Yes indeed Doug, I knew it would be unchallenging. I have many more to come of greater difficulty, but not tonight. Moving home for a few days!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
OK, another rear end. Ought to be straightforward...

OK, another rear end. Ought to be straightforward for our Transpondine members

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/projectshopmeet-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes - the clue is in the plate mention of Rod and...

Yes - the clue is in the plate mention of Rod and the swirls on the paintwork - definitely bodywork has been done.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That is an absolute beauty netslider - I love...

That is an absolute beauty netslider - I love that era of French cars!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Definitely a Plymouth. Beyond that I had to rely...

Definitely a Plymouth. Beyond that I had to rely on a bit of googling and it looks like a Plymouth Belvedere from the 50s.

Sneaky using the rear end - very few photos out there!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yep - 404 drophead. Too easy!

Yep - 404 drophead.

Too easy!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I took full advantage of the excellent West...

I took full advantage of the excellent West Yorkshire Cameras 10% off sale last Sunday. Having followed them for years it was a genuine 10% too.

Most other retailers will have jacked their prices up...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,077
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
When I bought a CL in the Wetzlar Leica Store...

When I bought a CL in the Wetzlar Leica Store this summer I was explicitly told by the specialist there responsible for the older cameras that it had no warranty. The reason being that Leica no...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 236
Views: 48,431
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm more of an old car guy but I love the...

I'm more of an old car guy but I love the sharpness, the tones and the rendering from that lens on that wonderful sensor. A friend has the same camera and it is stunning in its detail.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 236
Views: 48,431
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gosh, what a superb image!

Gosh, what a superb image!
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,113
Views: 898,821
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The last of my buying posts as there is nothing...

The last of my buying posts as there is nothing more needed to complete my kit, and once I have successfully moved (the end of this week) the big clear out begins. But I'd been wanting a 50mm Zeiss C...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Miehrman having a particularly moody week....

Miehrman having a particularly moody week.

Evocative and moody cloister (but not claustrophobic)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3187/med_U3187I1574211726.SEQ.0.jpg

The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Traded in my F5 for a new D70, used that for...

Traded in my F5 for a new D70, used that for several years until the mirror locked up.

Six years with Lumix (lovely lens) then I returned to a D700 which I hardly used except for pics of antiques...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,227
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's the same with me, I think it's UK specific....

It's the same with me, I think it's UK specific. I put the adblock on originally because the Mail was appalling for video ads starting unprompted, now it's unusable.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 6,338
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Double groan...

Double groan...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,227
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I can safely say no pro photographer's livelihood...

I can safely say no pro photographer's livelihood is threatened by any photo I take, smartphone or no. But I do know a serious pro (one of the few making a very good living) who uses his all the time...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,077
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
They aren't ideal for 35mm and are also not...

They aren't ideal for 35mm and are also not cheap. I did not get on with the rangefinder patch on my otherwise excellent CL.

Sadly now none of the M system lenses or cameras are cheap in any way....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,077
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
If you want a lighter option M mount then a...

If you want a lighter option M mount then a Voigtlander Bessa R2 It has metering, but it's now about the same price as an M2.
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 5,930
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
No, not once in my recollection.

No, not once in my recollection.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A good one Doubalister! (I would say that)....

A good one Doubalister! (I would say that). Here's another for the assembled car nuts to have a crack at.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/mysterycar-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,382
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I know the feeling. I'm letting my current house...

I know the feeling. I'm letting my current house to move down to the South West, and as I look at bags and boxes full of cameras to move, and those remaining to be packed (it's a two trip job) I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,382
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The cost is mere peanuts compared to old...

The cost is mere peanuts compared to old cars.

Congratulate yourself that you have a lens you can use and upon the lesson learned.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What a lovely 02! Many moons ago I owned a 2002...

What a lovely 02! Many moons ago I owned a 2002 tii which the last owner had modified extensively (and badly). Lovely little thing to drive though!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's a Ferrari 348 US model. I used to live...

It's a Ferrari 348 US model.

I used to live round the corner from the main London Ferrari dealership so it's not that uncommon to me!
Forum: Leica SL 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,577
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Your own hair probably. Take some lederhosen for...

Your own hair probably.

Take some lederhosen for your walking frame and join in the thigh slapping fun!
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,113
Views: 898,821
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks - that I did not know! It is even more...

Thanks - that I did not know! It is even more capable, and really very much an insider's camera.

I have some gorgeous M42 lenses and sometimes it's tough choosing which to take. Ultimately I have a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,545
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sounds so like some much larger companies I have...

Sounds so like some much larger companies I have encountered. The thing about chasing a dream though is that rationality often goes out the window, so they may well succeed because of that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,113
Views: 898,821
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
O grief, now a well priced 28mm Biogon f2.8 ZM...

O grief, now a well priced 28mm Biogon f2.8 ZM just turned up on 35MMC. I actually think I've bought everything I want apart from a 50mm C Sonnar, and that can wait.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 9,030
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wonderful! Such atmosphere.

Wonderful! Such atmosphere.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had an M6 and have an M5. I find the M5 is a...

I had an M6 and have an M5. I find the M5 is a bit bigger and heavier but much more ergonomic and the shutter speed dial is so much easier to use without taking your eye from the finder. It's also a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,113
Views: 898,821
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The holy grail of below the radar open aperture...

The holy grail of below the radar open aperture metering M42 cameras, scored off ebay for an extortionate £21, and fully working. Just needs new mirror foam. The Chinon CE Memotron - enables all M42...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thank you for sharing that Ko.Fe, his photos are...

Thank you for sharing that Ko.Fe, his photos are wonderful, and it is a shame to have heard of him only upon his passing.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,620
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Citroen SM Citroen XM V6 Citroen XM 2.1 Are the...

Citroen SM
Citroen XM V6
Citroen XM 2.1

Are the only French ones I've owned. I've done my bit and bear the scars.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Superb humour and photo from...

Superb humour and photo from LynnB

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/med_U27021I1573822051.SEQ.0.jpg

Sparks fly from...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It totally foxed me, a great selection and...

It totally foxed me, a great selection and shot!

I had the second generation Fiat Coupe which still used the Lampredi engine. Such a sonorous wee beastie, if inclined to conk out at lower revs if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My sympathies Peter. I'm fortunate not to have...

My sympathies Peter. I'm fortunate not to have anything of such effect, but I did something to my back the other day and just as I'm packing to move, plus a lack of sleep caused by the back pain and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice! I look forward to the photos taken...

Very nice! I look forward to the photos taken with the lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm certainly much younger than I currently feel,...

I'm certainly much younger than I currently feel, senior moments aplenty!
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fabulous! My great grandfather served in the...

Fabulous!

My great grandfather served in the Royal Navy's China Fleet based in Shanghai in the first decade of the 20th century and as children we played with the postcards from there with scenes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
With old cameras I've rather looked at it as a...

With old cameras I've rather looked at it as a cross between a game of Monopoly and chance to own the cameras I lusted after as a teenager but could then never afford. The first has meant I have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 198
Views: 13,686
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The man with the last ever roll of Orwo N74! When...

The man with the last ever roll of Orwo N74! When my house move is completed I'll be out and about with it - I'll be testing it in Perceptol. But two weeks of misery still to come first, and just no...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,046
Views: 51,098
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Brass is also cockney rhyming slang for a certain...

Brass is also cockney rhyming slang for a certain type of street worker.

This is all marvellous. No personalisation for me!
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The Nash. I saw one in the car park of a large...

The Nash. I saw one in the car park of a large DIY store when I first moved to my current house at a then 45 years old. Just as I was discussing what it was with another bystander, along comes the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 702
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 247,582
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Kensal Green Cemetery, Chapel cloisters. TriX at...

Kensal Green Cemetery, Chapel cloisters. TriX at 200 in Perceptol 1:2.

Voigtlander Bessa RF 105mm Heliar f3.5. Returned to vendor for several...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've been having a big de-clutter on Ebay and...

I've been having a big de-clutter on Ebay and some of the prices are bonkers. But when I price it sensibly private bidders (I only do buy it now with offers) bid ridiculous figures and the stuff all...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My F2AS is a thing of glory, but sits unused...

My F2AS is a thing of glory, but sits unused while my M5 is now my camera of choice. The metering on the latter is simple and obvious, the ergonomics are better and I can use 4 stop neutral density...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That colour one is glorious - as are all the...

That colour one is glorious - as are all the rest.

Such an incredible photographer.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wonderful. That shot of Sloane Street could have...

Wonderful. That shot of Sloane Street could have been taken at any time up until about the year 2000 (but for the hats) as the Routemaster buses were still in service for most of that time.

I love...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 198
Views: 13,686
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Nik and Trick were discounting their last 30m...

Nik and Trick were discounting their last 30m reels of N74 so I bought one, and it's in my hot sweaty paws as we speak.

Now to put it in the film loader.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 991
Views: 191,887
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Paddington station from the other...

Paddington station from the other end.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/paddingtonagain-1-of-1.jpg?w=2048
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wonderful! There is a chap, Joshua Paul, who...

Wonderful!

There is a chap, Joshua Paul, who shoots formula one on a 1913 Graflex, so for a moment I thought it might be him.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,374
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My MX died not on me, but in the hands of a...

My MX died not on me, but in the hands of a gargoyle restorer who couldn't let me up the scaffolding of a great medieval church he was restoring to take photos but volunteered to take a number for me...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,888
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
New batch of PMK Pyro arrived and this time I...

New batch of PMK Pyro arrived and this time I tried TriX and Kentmere 400. The latter is a cheaper film, slightly too grainy to my taste, but I thought I'd give it a whirl, so did it using the TriX...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 3,785
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Victorian tombs, Kensal Green Cemetery, London....

Victorian tombs, Kensal Green Cemetery, London.

This was the first of the garden cemeteries built in London, with numerous extraordinary mausoleums and tombs in numerous styles - here you have...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Kodak prices its bulk film at a considerable...

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

If I see something like this I just buy the cheaper option, often happens...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,243
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have a Leica III with all the improvements over...

I have a Leica III with all the improvements over the Leica II. It works relatively well, and was serviced 18 months ago. I would not dream of using it as a daily camera and comes out on special...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-10-2019
Replies: 1,193
Views: 426,979
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Balda Pontina with Meyer Gorlitz 105mm f4.5...

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

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/langley-1-of-1.jpg?w=2048
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-09-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 854
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That looks great, and immensely reasonable!

That looks great, and immensely reasonable!
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-09-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,816
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely story and a great connection. Do you feel...

Lovely story and a great connection. Do you feel it gives you a sense of wanting to do it justice? - I have a camera belonging to a friend who is a very fine film photographer, and it does make me...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-09-2019
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I suspect David's establishment is probably of...

I suspect David's establishment is probably of the moderately grand type, so most likely to have a cook general, housemaid, keeper and valet rather than butler. The valet would probably double up as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-09-2019
Replies: 709
Views: 80,892
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Answering b - I use the 35mm f2.8 Biogon on my M5...

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

To the extent you can check the metering (a 1.35v battery and an app or working camera for the meter). There should be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-08-2019
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My brief involvement with the world of RR and...

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

After restoring or running 5 classics I have learned that the enjoyment of others'...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-08-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gallery daily uploads - too many?

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

Apart from pushing others photos so far back it's difficult to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2019
Replies: 9,113
Views: 898,821
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The Bessa RF folder arrived today - a thing of...

The Bessa RF folder arrived today - a thing of engineering beauty. I just wish the vendor had mentioned slow slow shutter speeds, this level of non-disclosure especially from dealers drives me nuts....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-08-2019
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The Big Six. We forget too often that Austin made...

The Big Six. We forget too often that Austin made some excellent upscale vehicles pre-war. Most of the named cars have their names taken from towns local to me - so Iver, , Burnham, Eton, Windsor,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2019
Replies: 709
Views: 80,892
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Since buying my M5 I've hardly used my M3 at all....

Since buying my M5 I've hardly used my M3 at all. I love the metering (especially now with the correct 1.35 battery), the ergonomics are superb and the build quality is tank like. It has the mass to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-08-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,658
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
With one exception - daylight vs tungsten...

With one exception - daylight vs tungsten balanced film.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,658
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
AMEN brother!

AMEN brother!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,658
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sad but true Michael. My cousin had a different...

Sad but true Michael. My cousin had a different approach in that she posted me all the old photos of family and cars she didn't recognise, as I, as an amateur photographer and car nut would no doubt...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-06-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 12,025
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I am hindered by my lack of talent, a certain...

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

I suspect none of those will be changing any time soon, but I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-06-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,658
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wrestling with a pre-war Balda Pontina folder...

Wrestling with a pre-war Balda Pontina folder today I have to dissent from the notion of film being easy to shoot, at least on that! A curious and rather joyless experience. Oh for some buttons and...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-06-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 720
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Vielen Dank! Always fun to have humour in German...

Vielen Dank! Always fun to have humour in German pronunciation. Last year my choir performed Beethoven's Ninth with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and we were taught correct pronunciation by the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My Rolleiflex is my default film MF camera for...

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

I did have a Pentax 67...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-05-2019
Replies: 287
Views: 26,296
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Certainly a very distinctive boat!

Certainly a very distinctive boat!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,254
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Use the camera you find the easiest to use...

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

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

The rest is all about your eyes,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2019
Replies: 9,113
Views: 898,821
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That looks fun carbo 73! I have had a good few...

That looks fun carbo 73!

I have had a good few months, but I succumbed today to a Voigtlander Bessa RF with 105mm Heliar f3.5 (IIRC). I was sorely tempted by an art deco Zeiss Super Ikonta 530/2 in...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 764
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Interesting! I swapped the 1.5v battery in my...

Interesting!

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

It's all magic anyway.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 764
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Is that the same in varying light conditions...

Is that the same in varying light conditions (dark, normal, bright)?
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-04-2019
Replies: 1,919
Views: 1,743,643
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Having some fun in the dying light in my autumn...

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

Acers - with Fujinon 55mm f2.2...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-03-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,888
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's my thought too and the house might have...

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

I'm genuinely at a loss as to why there would be so much precipitate and so little life in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-03-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,888
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Strange tidings. I went away for a few days and...

Strange tidings. I went away for a few days and the agent trying to let my house managed somehow to trip the main fuse. So for three days no heating. Later, with a film to be developed, I mixed the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-02-2019
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II, Mayfair. Leica...

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II, Mayfair.

Leica M5
Zeiss Biogon C 35mm f2.8
Ilford Delta 400 at 200, Perceptol 1:2 10...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2019
Replies: 756
Views: 162,585
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I love that Larry! Vintage elephants!

I love that Larry! Vintage elephants!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-01-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,976
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
If they were taken in Oktober - leastways I have...

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

That is gorgeous by the way!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have one with my Kodak Retina Reflex III - not...

I have one with my Kodak Retina Reflex III - not a camera I use much but the lens is gorgeous (as is the 35mm Curtagon - an absolute gem). It has a beautiful rendering and as you say it doesn't hit...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-31-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,976
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I know exactly what you mean about the liberating...

I know exactly what you mean about the liberating effects. I had a good wander today with my Zorki, a wee bit lighter than my M5 that it alternated with. I might find a Kiev and have a play with it,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-31-2019
Replies: 1,355
Views: 268,291
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My Zorki 3M with KMZ Zeiss finder copy. Such a...

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

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/zorki3m-1-of-1.jpg?w=2048
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-30-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,976
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Oh, a bullseye Contarex!

Oh, a bullseye Contarex!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have a Zeiss Super Ikonta IV, which looks to...

I have a Zeiss Super Ikonta IV, which looks to have the same rangefinder viewfinder as the III. To be honest, it's better than a Barnack Leica but squinting is the name of the game and really I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-30-2019
Replies: 540
Views: 50,098
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Deviationist...

Deviationist priorities

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/marxloo-1-of-1.jpg?w=2048
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-29-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,945
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Oh well...

Oh well...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-29-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,945
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Looks like PMK Pyro developing too - lovely!

Looks like PMK Pyro developing too - lovely!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-29-2019
Replies: 198
Views: 13,686
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had an experiment with some N74 in my Werra 3,...

I had an experiment with some N74 in my Werra 3, using PMK Pyro to develop the film. Shot at 250 I used the time Chris Crawford recommended for HP5+ (similar in so many ways). Apart from lovely...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-28-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,976
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Comrade Custard, a Trabant Kombi and the Grey...

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

Werra 3
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.8
Orwo N74 in PMK-Pyro 1-2-100...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-28-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,976
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Beautiful photos Brambling, Vnukov and Pioneer -...

Beautiful photos Brambling, Vnukov and Pioneer - immensely atmospheric.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-28-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,888
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Right, I did a shoot of a few things at Highgate...

Right, I did a shoot of a few things at Highgate Cemetery last week, all with Eastern bloc cameras and two with eastern bloc films. The last has just been developed in PMK Pyro, it being Orwo N74,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,938
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I know, I just couldn't resist...

I know, I just couldn't resist...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,938
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My normal combination when shooting large...

My normal combination when shooting large format.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/littlenlarge-1-of-1.jpg?w=2048
Forum: Travel 10-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 727
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Larry - these are splendid - thank you for such a...

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

As to the Jaguar - the owner must have been off his rocker to mix an old XJ40 with salt...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-27-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,432
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fabulous! That's a great image.

Fabulous! That's a great image.
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-27-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 8,480
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Go for it!

Go for it!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-27-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Simple, clear concise Chris - thanks.

Simple, clear concise Chris - thanks.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-26-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,976
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's exquisite Colton - beautiful slightly...

That's exquisite Colton - beautiful slightly muted colours but so so nice!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,631
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My longest camera was the Pentax 67 with 300mm...

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

As to used, I think my 1933 Leica III...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-26-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I would have thought lenses for the Horsemann or...

I would have thought lenses for the Horsemann or Linhof Technika 6x9 format cameras would be ideal (and somewhat out of fashion so relatively cheap for top drawer optics). Lots to choose from in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-26-2019
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Not as much old as not new, my Alfa GT Coupe 3.2...

Not as much old as not new, my Alfa GT Coupe 3.2 V6 24V. The last of the great Busso engined Alfas - a thing of beauty when right, and one of the biggest PITAs I've ever owned (and I've had three...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Bit more fixing required as Bill says, the area...

Bit more fixing required as Bill says, the area of the film in the grooves of the developing reel is the last to complete. I get it on occasion, especially if I've had a loading disaster and ended up...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-25-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,976
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'd entirely forgotten about Foma, what an idiot!...

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

I'll see if I can get a roll before Monday.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2019
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What a lovely set of tones and a really nice...

What a lovely set of tones and a really nice photograph. That is some result for an instant pic!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2019
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice Derek! First time I've ever seen a 541...

Very nice Derek! First time I've ever seen a 541 - R or otherwise!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-25-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,976
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Time to unleash the beast for a multiple Iron...

Time to unleash the beast for a multiple Iron curtain car shoot on Monday. Shame there's no 120 film that I can find from parts east but that's photographic...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-25-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,121
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Apart from a J3 I think I'm done with this...

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

I'm going to get the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-24-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,121
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I put my first film through it this week and the...

I put my first film through it this week and the results are superb. All speeds down to 1/10th work correctly (I'll never use that or below in real life) and the lens is really lovely - just needs a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-24-2019
Replies: 2,738
Views: 804,172
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-24-2019
Replies: 991
Views: 191,887
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Pentudian - it really is a most beautiful...

Thanks Pentudian - it really is a most beautiful station and I was blown away by the quality of the Retina Reflex 35mm lens (50mm Xenon is pretty good too).
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 16,072
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The only regret I have selling my M6 over a year...

The only regret I have selling my M6 over a year ago is a profit foregone. I hated the metering and much much prefer my M3. I also hate the metering on my FM2n but love that on my FE.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,630
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Something else to try and lovely to see a real...

Something else to try and lovely to see a real film rather than some long lost roll of X ray film found in a bunker in Austria...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-24-2019
Replies: 991
Views: 191,887
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Paddington Station. Kodak Retina Reflex III,...

Paddington Station. Kodak Retina Reflex III, Schneider Retina Curtagon 35mm f2.8, Kodak Portra...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Pulled film and reciprocity failure calculations

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

Many of the developers I use give better results with films pulled to a lower EI - so Erik's...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-23-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,976
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My Zorki 3M performed absolutely flawlessly, the...

My Zorki 3M performed absolutely flawlessly, the only exposure wrong was one I knew I was taking a chance on, and I could have done with a better contrast patch. All shutter speeds correct and the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-23-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,976
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Highgate Cemetery, Horatio to the dying...

Highgate Cemetery, Horatio to the dying Hamlet.

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

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/hamlet-1-of-1.jpg?w=2048
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-23-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,888
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The FP4+ at 80EI in Pmk Pyro is beautiful -...

The FP4+ at 80EI in Pmk Pyro is beautiful - probably my favourite so far. Shot on my Zorki 3M with Jupiter 8 50mm - at f2.8, the statue of Brunel in his mighty glass vaults at Paddington Station,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-23-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,976
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wow - spectacular Pioneer! Whereabouts is that?

Wow - spectacular Pioneer! Whereabouts is that?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,089
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm getting GAS looking at these beauties.

I'm getting GAS looking at these beauties.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-23-2019
Replies: 459
Views: 122,729
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very beautiful Colton - the latter does look a...

Very beautiful Colton - the latter does look a little less saturated though.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had an M3 which had the similar effect with a...

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

I think with wear and age the original tolerances have weakened. If the lens...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-23-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,888
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Amazing, for the first time in a year I had not...

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

Interesting link, thanks!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-22-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,888
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The closest food gets to Pyro is when I'm having...

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

Hopefully I'll have a roll of FP4+ to get in the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,976
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Karl himself, Highgate Cemetery, northfacing and...

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

Zorki 4 not allowing me to select 1/60th and slow speeds a bit slow. Tasma NK2 100 iso....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,976
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Tasma NKII 100 in the Zorki 4 and Orwo N74 in the...

Tasma NKII 100 in the Zorki 4 and Orwo N74 in the Werra. The Photographers Gallery in London has a very eclectic selection of films for sale. I had hoped to find some Sverna there but they only had...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,976
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just back from a revolutionary outing with my...

Just back from a revolutionary outing with my three Kommie Kameras, loaded with film from the fruits of socialist labour, and shot some Kommie scenes. I didn't even get lost so no bourgeois...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-21-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,644
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The amount of good photography in this world is...

The amount of good photography in this world is tiny. I make no pretence to being anything other than someone who can work out an exposure and employ some compositional capability. Rather sadly I...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-21-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,032
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I once did a comparison test between a 1950s...

I once did a comparison test between a 1950s Zeiss Flektogon 35mm f2.8 (Werra mount) and a 2016 Zeiss Biogon 35mm f2.8. But for better flare resistance and a slight degree of extra colour I was hard...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,888
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Looks lovely, albeit a very small file! So far...

Looks lovely, albeit a very small file!

So far the only downside I see is the lower film speed required, not an issue most of the year but starting to be one now as autumn moves apace.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-20-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,888
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I think to date I'm happiest with Tmax2 (I'll try...

I think to date I'm happiest with Tmax2 (I'll try some FP4 too), and I can't ever remember getting such details in highlights like these skies....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-19-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,976
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's excellent Colton. The Jupiter 12 is a...

That's excellent Colton. The Jupiter 12 is a great lens and despite some uplifts recently, superb value too.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-19-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,976
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Perhaps time to take out my Zorki 3M. I'll need...

Perhaps time to take out my Zorki 3M. I'll need to find a small soviet hammer to adjust the cold shoe grip as the poor old KMZ Zeiss finder copy is exceptionally loose (whereas I can hardly get it in...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The plastic one is high quality, fits perfectly...

The plastic one is high quality, fits perfectly and does the job. It does not feel in any way inferior. It's glass where it matters.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
You can also use the Version 1 on your M mounts...

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

OTOH the Version 3 is rangefinder coupled so focus is easier in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-17-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 15,676
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The 15mm Heliar is a superb little lens and in...

The 15mm Heliar is a superb little lens and in screw mount form (with included finder) a serious bargain. It is sharp, precise, largely distortion free and like having a portable pinhole. The minimum...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-17-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,976
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I suspect he'll perish from two stroke...

I suspect he'll perish from two stroke inhalation.

He runs a quad-cam air cooled V8 Tatra as his main classic. With swing axles and an engine behind the rear wheels I'm surprised he's still with us!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-17-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,976
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Dug out my mildly mis-firing Carl Zeiss Jena...

Dug out my mildly mis-firing Carl Zeiss Jena Werra 3 as I promised to photograph a friend who is currently preparing his Trabant to drive it over to the former East Germany in November. He is as mad...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-16-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,630
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've seen the results from one photographer...

I've seen the results from one photographer testing it. It's superb.
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-15-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,945
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
There is one thing to be said for the aperture...

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

That said, the Summaron is a beautiful...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-15-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,945
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely. I shall use my Elmar 3.5cm a bit more...

Lovely. I shall use my Elmar 3.5cm a bit more often when my VIOOH finder turns up.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,630
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes indeedy.

Yes indeedy.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-14-2019
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely Ted! I've never owned one but I've driven...

Lovely Ted! I've never owned one but I've driven several over the years on sprint courses and they are absolutely fabulous. Which engine?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-14-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
This is an entirely unsharpened in any way (other...

This is an entirely unsharpened in any way (other than manual dust spot removal) straight out of V800 using the normal holder with anti-Newton glass. It's Fuji Pro400H from a Mamiya RB67. This was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-13-2019
Replies: 1,560
Views: 199,731
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Canal boat staffy after a broadside in good...

Canal boat staffy after a broadside in good humour.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74341/med_U74341I1570980386.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,888
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Tried some HP5+ too, it's not great photography...

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

The last of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-12-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 4,197
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Old Beech pollard, Burnham Beeches last summer....

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

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

And now Nikon FM2n,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-12-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 995
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Shot recently in...

Shot recently in BW

Biogon

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

Summicron C...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-12-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 995
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have the Biogon 35mm f2.8 and have had the...

I have the Biogon 35mm f2.8 and have had the Leica 40mm C Summicron, which by all repute is no different to the Rokkor. While I normally prefer the 40mm focal length, I would always choose the Zeiss...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-12-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What a beautiful thing.

What a beautiful thing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,289
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'd say the ratio I saw of Chimping to Pentaxing...

I'd say the ratio I saw of Chimping to Pentaxing was about 100:1. But then, shooting moving cars with film is not particularly rewarding (I have tried so many times) and with a 50mm in that spot they...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,163
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I took my FM2n out yesterday to finish the roll....

I took my FM2n out yesterday to finish the roll. What has always struck me about Nikon gear is how well it is made, how good a job Nikon engineers did to make cameras that were ergonomic and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2019
Replies: 1,895
Views: 294,941
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Morgan by Morgan. Early Plus 8 on Orchards,...

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

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74341/med_U74341I1570827581.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,289
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Letting the side down, each had a Pentax K1000...

Letting the side down, each had a Pentax K1000 but at the end of each shot of a car competing, they synchro chimped in perfect...
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