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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
Just bought a retail, brand-new,...

Just bought a retail, brand-new, sealed-in-cellophane copy of "Two Worlds Epic Edition" pc game. It was only about 4.99.

However, in order to play it, it wants a CD-Key number and there isn't one,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By seany65
Where did you leave the screws, and why were only...

Where did you leave the screws, and why were only the screws thrown out?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 941
Posted By seany65
$8,000? For $8,000, I'd demand it had the...

$8,000?

For $8,000, I'd demand it had the correct Zenit shutter speed range of 1/30th-1/500th, that it weigh a ton, and be solid enough to use as a weapon against muggers and be able to take a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,643
Posted By seany65
I used to find it hard to shoot film. Partly...

I used to find it hard to shoot film. Partly because it cost a bit more than I could afford at the time, but mostly because I didn't have the nerve to think I could produce any decent images.

I've...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By seany65
Hello RedTurian, I hope someone can help you...

Hello RedTurian, I hope someone can help you soon. This is a fairly lively place and I'm sure you'll get an answer quite soon.

There is another source of info you could try, which is the "ussr...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,632
Posted By seany65
Nope, I've only ever used ordinary lens cleaning...

Nope, I've only ever used ordinary lens cleaning kits. The most recent I've tried (actually "Screen Cleaning Fluid" and the blue cloth, that is a bit like a very small towel, that it came with), is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By seany65
Why is it, when I decided to go back to a charity...

Why is it, when I decided to go back to a charity shop that I volunteer at to get back a collapsible Industar 50 that I donated, to see if I can take out the inner "thingy" that has gone rusty and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-28-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,617
Posted By seany65
But doesn't sfx need a red filter to show dark...

But doesn't sfx need a red filter to show dark blue skies? I don't know much about Rollei film and it hadn't occurred to me to consider them. Do they need filters to show darker blue skies?

I'd just...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By seany65
Johnnyrod, I took it into a shop in Manchester...

Johnnyrod,

I took it into a shop in Manchester called "The Real Camera Company". I've been going there since it was "Nobby's Cameras" in the 80's. They, or rather the techs they use worked on my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,617
Posted By seany65
So a film that gives results a bit like you've...

So a film that gives results a bit like you've got a green/blue filter stuck on your lens?

Disappointing. I'd hoped for a film that is a bit less sensitive to blue so that clouds stand out a bit.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By seany65
I've just taken it in for a service/clean. It'll...

I've just taken it in for a service/clean. It'll be about a month before I know if the "trouble" was just dirt or gummed up a bit etc. I'll also find out if the self-timer is working after the tech's...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-13-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By seany65
I'll have another go at a reply I've just typed...

I'll have another go at a reply I've just typed but lost due to having to login again even though I ticked the remember me box:

Thanks for your reply and the info johnnyrod.



I recently found out...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By seany65
I've been given a free blue 35mm push-on...

I've been given a free blue 35mm push-on colour-correction filter, and it seems to be the right size, it just needs the tabs bending a little to tighten up the fit. However I could only get it on as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I bought a Lomo Blik Rangefinder for use with my...

I bought a Lomo Blik Rangefinder for use with my Welta Weltax.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,139
Posted By seany65
My Ferrania Elioflex mk1 has a shutter so quiet...

My Ferrania Elioflex mk1 has a shutter so quiet that you never know if you've fired it until you go to wind on and you hear the loud klunk of the double-exposure prevention mechanism.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By seany65
Hello, is anybody there? Is anybody there? Knock...

Hello, is anybody there? Is anybody there? Knock once for "Yes" and twice for "No"!

Anyway, I've still not found out what size hood/filters I'll need, but I have measured the width of the lens body...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-05-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 5,890
Posted By seany65
I've seen a few photos taken by auto 110's on the...

I've seen a few photos taken by auto 110's on the web (when I was researching 110 cameras just before deciding to buy my minolta 110 zoom slr mk2), and they look pretty good, certainly worth getting...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-03-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the new info citizen99.

Thanks for the new info citizen99.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-02-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 36,089
Posted By seany65
Here are my 120 folders: An Ensign Selfix 20,...

Here are my 120 folders:

An Ensign Selfix 20, which, when I bought it, I thought was the poshest version you cold get. I now find that there was an Autorange version with a Tessar lens.

EDIT:

I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-02-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the links citizen99, I've just put...

Thanks for the links citizen99, I've just put them on my "watch" list.

I'm a little confused though, the tester measures light not sound but needs a sound editing program on the pc to work?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-28-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the usefulinfo and advice...

Thanks for the usefulinfo and advice citizen99.

How much are these "optical jobbies"?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-28-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By seany65
I was hoping to be able to point you to the...

I was hoping to be able to point you to the butkus manuals website, but I've just done a web search for "Kardon PH-629 manual" and there's no link to butkus, just links to Harman-kardon which seems...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I bought a Pollux rangefinder marked in Metres to...

I bought a Pollux rangefinder marked in Metres to use with my Welta Weltax. The rangefinder window is quite small and very pale, so it's a challenge to use even for someone who has owned 3 Zorki 4k's.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-27-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By seany65
Thank you to everyone for the replies and the...

Thank you to everyone for the replies and the info.

I had hoped just a bit of use would sort it out, but it seems probably not.

I did wonder if there should be a bit of extra tension for the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-26-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By seany65
Compur Shutter slow and fast speeds

Hello all, I've just bought an Ensign Selfix 20 with 100mm f4.5 Ensar lens in a Compur shutter.

I'm not too surprised that the slow speeds are slow- 1 second and 1/2 second are about twice as long,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By seany65
Ensign Selfix 20 model 5 hood info needed.

Hello all, I've just bought an Ensign Selfix 20 model 5 with f4.5 Ensar lens.

I was wondering if anyone could please tell me what size of lens hood it takes? It looks to me to be either 35mm or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I bought an Ensign Selfix 20 model 5, with f4.5...

I bought an Ensign Selfix 20 model 5, with f4.5 Ensar lens in a Compur shutter, and leather case for 31 +4.99 P+P. After a bit of brown boot polish on the case, black boot polish on the leather of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By seany65
I've got an " FX 2 " with a film in but I've yet...

I've got an " FX 2 " with a film in but I've yet to get around to using it. I'm in the middle of films in my Selfix 16-20, Praktica PLC3 and Super Silette so I probably won't be using the FX 2 for a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
Nope, Sorry. This place ain't the place to be if...

Nope, Sorry. This place ain't the place to be if you want help to stop buying cameras. Take me for example, I had a Nikon F301 and a Ricoh 500GX and wasn't looking to get any more. I now have 13...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-21-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,185
Posted By seany65
Ricoh 500GX: The meter gave out a month or so...

Ricoh 500GX: The meter gave out a month or so ago, but I'll still be using it as I have a metrophot 3 that works. Now has HP5+ in.

Agfa Super Silette with Solinar: Good, still in the middle of a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
@Marcelo, Thanks for letting me know there may be...

@Marcelo, Thanks for letting me know there may be some sort of problem. There shouldn't be though as I always mark these pics as "family friendly", so if some slightly "naughty" adverts turn up it's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
David, thanks for the info. I did think it was...

David, thanks for the info. I did think it was probably in Russian, but other langauges also use the Cyrillic alphabet and not knowing exactly what the paper was, I had to hedge my bets.

Alfa2 on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I bought a collapsible Industar 50 with case,...

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. Click on pics for big...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By seany65
WHY is it, when...

Just thought I'd start a thread about "Why is it, when..."

Heres' my first go:

"Why is it, when I wanted an accessory rangefinder to use with my Ensign Selfix 16-20 mk2 I was mostly finding ones...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I bought an Ansco Super Regent LV manual from...

I bought an Ansco Super Regent LV manual from Canada via ebay (half the price of the ones being sold by US sellers, less than half the postage costs too!) Click on the pic to see big version....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-03-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,862
Posted By seany65
Quote: Originally Posted by PRJ View Post This...

Quote:
Originally Posted by PRJ View Post
This film will probably be like all the other Lomo films. They will go through what they have and you will never see it again.



Could it be because pesky...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-03-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,862
Posted By seany65
I was thinking they've gone for a cross between...

I was thinking they've gone for a cross between "a bit like hand-tinted mono" and "a bit like cross-processed colour."
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I bought a Rolleiflex SL26 manual. Click on the...

I bought a Rolleiflex SL26 manual. Click on the pic for full sized photo:

http://thumbs2.imagebam.com/1a/17/10/2426e81291659684.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/2426e81291659684)

It doesn't...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-26-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By seany65
I know very little about a110's and am wondering...

I know very little about a110's and am wondering if you've got a manual for it and if not have you seen the one on the "Butkus" website? I'm looking at it now and apparently it's shutter speeds can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By seany65
The Real Camera Company in Manchester (England)...

The Real Camera Company in Manchester (England) has occasionally offered for sale films they've taken out of the cameras they buy.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I bought this earlier this...

I bought this earlier this week:

http://thumbs2.imagebam.com/db/83/5d/9c9fca1285323844.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/9c9fca1285323844)

Click on thumb for full size pic.

It's a little short...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-03-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 8,590
Posted By seany65
The possibility of changing the lens just...

The possibility of changing the lens just occurred to me, that's all. Curiosity, nothing sinister.

Well, knowing that my Ferrania Elioflex Mk1 has a coated, glass single element lens and the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 8,590
Posted By seany65
Oh dear! No replies to my last post. It seems...

Oh dear! No replies to my last post. It seems I've upset the other "Boxies" of the forum with my blasphemous question about swapping the lens of my Gevabox.:o:p
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-03-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By seany65
Hmm, I've just done a quick search and on...

Hmm, I've just done a quick search and on wikipedia it says the "The photographer's chair", "The Kingdom of Bones" and "The white Knight stratagem" were all cancelled, and yet on IMDb it lists them...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 8,590
Posted By seany65
I've not used my Gevabox yet (too many other...

I've not used my Gevabox yet (too many other cameras to test first), so I've no idea what sort of images it'll give, and this is going to seem odd to some and possibly blasphemous to others, but I've...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 661
Posted By seany65
Once I've done some with my Gevaert Gevabox, I'll...

Once I've done some with my Gevaert Gevabox, I'll post them here. I've got a colour film in just to see what the results would look like, though I think I'll be using it for mono mostly.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By seany65
If just had a quick look and these two showed up....

If just had a quick look and these two showed up. Click on the pics for bigger versions:

1) Coronet Every distance 16.

http://thumbs2.imagebam.com/cc/ed/0c/4d28801233262014.jpg...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,588
Posted By seany65
Lol! I'm so glad my Gevaert Gevabox doesn't...

Lol!

I'm so glad my Gevaert Gevabox doesn't give any trouble.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By seany65
Out of curiosity, does it do the long shutter...

Out of curiosity, does it do the long shutter speed thing with the back of the camera closed, but with no film?

Would the presence of a film affect an FE?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By seany65
@PaulBe: Thanks for the info.

@PaulBe: Thanks for the info.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,588
Posted By seany65
I'm wondering if they could do a special edition...

I'm wondering if they could do a special edition of a digital M that doesn't need the sensor replacing after 5 minutes?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,996
Posted By seany65
Steve, have you found a slotted lens hood yet?

Steve, have you found a slotted lens hood yet?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By seany65
I don't get it-the lens is being offered at...

I don't get it-the lens is being offered at $64.95, is this ten times what it's worth?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-22-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4,268
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the info, farlymac.

Thanks for the info, farlymac.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-19-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By seany65
If that oblong patch on the lens between what...

If that oblong patch on the lens between what could be the aperture ring and the focusing ring is meant to be the plastic bit covering the distances, then it seems to be in a funny place.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By seany65
Social Security number? I presume that's the US...

Social Security number?

I presume that's the US equivalent of the British "National Insurance Number".

I've been on paypal for years and I don't remember ever being asked for it. If I have, I've...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I bought a 49mm thread metal lens hood for my...

I bought a 49mm thread metal lens hood for my pentacon electric 50mm lens, to repalce the one that got severely dented when I dropped my PLC3 :o in an art gallery in Manchester. The camera and lend...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-18-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,202
Posted By seany65
Quote: Originally Posted by seany65 I do. Most...

Quote:
Originally Posted by seany65

I do. Most recently I used a Gossen Variosix F in an art gallery in Manchester when I was using delta 3200 at 6400 in a ricoh 500gx, and with a Praktica PLC3...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4,268
Posted By seany65
How accurate (apart from the close-up...

How accurate (apart from the close-up displacement, that is) is the viewfinder on these cameras? I presume the one on the Solagon equipped is no different to the other cameras?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-18-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By seany65
The scale on the Lomo Blik rangefinder is marked...

The scale on the Lomo Blik rangefinder is marked in exactly the same steps as those on my Welta Weltax, which is why I've had two of the Bliks. Unfortunately both were slightly out when I got them...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-18-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,202
Posted By seany65
I do. Most recently I used a Gossen Variosix F in...

I do. Most recently I used a Gossen Variosix F in an art gallery in Manchester when I was using delta 3200 at 6400 in a ricoh 500gx, and with a Praktica PLC3 for the same purpose with more of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 667
Posted By seany65
You could try buying a cheap example of a type of...

You could try buying a cheap example of a type of camera you've never used before, the more different to those you have the better, and see if you can get a decent pic or two out of it. Doesn't...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-01-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By seany65
Hope you have a great birthday next...

Hope you have a great birthday next year.



Wheee, early with another birthday greeting, I'm on a roll!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By seany65
I've just logged into my paypal account and all...

I've just logged into my paypal account and all seems normal on 01/05/19.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-28-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4,268
Posted By seany65
@Ashton: That's not a weird early version, I...

@Ashton: That's not a weird early version, I think it's the last version before they changed the shape to the horrible brick shape in 1960.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By seany65
On the forum using blue/silver/gray and using XP...

On the forum using blue/silver/gray and using XP and Opera, I can see nothing in your post, Anthsmith.

Edit: Sorry, I didn't realise you'd written in white.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-26-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By seany65
Happy birthday to you, uncelinho. :-)

Happy birthday to you, uncelinho. :-)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-24-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By seany65
Nope, no chance of that! At least one Brit...

Nope, no chance of that! At least one Brit would've made a post about Blue Peter presenter Simon Groom saying "What a beautiful pair of knockers!" on an episode in which two huge (and ruddy ugly!)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 19,786
Posted By seany65
I buy most of my film online, but if I had the...

I buy most of my film online, but if I had the choice, and the price and quantities were similar, I would be happy to buy more from a real shop.

I certainly would not let a lack of film online stop...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By seany65
Thanks to everyone for the replies. @Rob-F: I...

Thanks to everyone for the replies.

@Rob-F: I was also thinking that silvered interiors could reflect any heat back into the bag once the whole thing had warmed up a little, which is why I'm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By seany65
food coolers for film storage

I have a lack of fridge space for my 35mm/120 film (the space I have got is taken up with 16 cartridges of 110 film) and I'm using a food cooler thingy to store the 35mm/120 film.

I was wondering if...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,847
Posted By seany65
Shame, Looks like kodak "aren't long for this...

Shame, Looks like kodak "aren't long for this world".
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,062
Posted By seany65
All of mine just think about the shame of being...

All of mine just think about the shame of being used by a talentless lump like me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,352
Posted By seany65
A Nikon F301 with f-No., speed, '+0-' info in the...

A Nikon F301 with f-No., speed, '+0-' info in the finder, and interchangeable backs. 1 for 35mm, 1 colour full frame and 1 mono full frame digital. The 2 digital backs are almost no thicker than the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,900
Posted By seany65
Yes, there was a short-lived Australian designed...

Yes, there was a short-lived Australian designed and made camera called the "Kanga". It didn't really sell too well in The US or Europe as the photos always came out upside down and no-one made...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-24-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By seany65
Happy birthday to you mike.

Happy birthday to you mike.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,482
Posted By seany65
Is it allowed to do what I do: "Snipe and Pray"?...

Is it allowed to do what I do: "Snipe and Pray"? :o

The praying doesn't seem to work very often though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
3X 35mm Ilford Delta 3200, to have another go at...

3X 35mm Ilford Delta 3200, to have another go at a project that didn't come out too well a few weeks ago. I focused on the people looking at photos and paintings in an art gallery, but the lighting...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2019
Replies: 252
Views: 22,205
Posted By seany65
What do you call a feline animal sat on the trunk...

What do you call a feline animal sat on the trunk of a tree that has been chopped down and had it's branches and it's roots cut off?


A Catalog.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,012
Posted By seany65
I've just logged into my paypal account and all...

I've just logged into my paypal account and all seems normal, no messages about contacting them or anything.

I'd do what others are suggesting and login to your account and and contact them directly.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-27-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By seany65
So, B-9, what's it worth for me to NOT go on...

So, B-9, what's it worth for me to NOT go on about how amazing they are, and what high quality they are for such a low price, and that everyone should get one?:D

I've just done a quick search for...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-24-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the further replies. Ko.Fe.: I always...

Thanks for the further replies.

Ko.Fe.: I always believed negative carriers always cut a bit off and that's why slr makers viewfinders almost never showed 100% of the image, so that the user...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-24-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 6,766
Posted By seany65
I've not noticed any white dots on my tiger 200...

I've not noticed any white dots on my tiger 200 prints, but then I wasn't looking for them. I'll have a closer look later.

Huss, I take it you decided the pic you posted yesterday looked better in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,705
Posted By seany65
I'm sort of glad it's not just me having this...

I'm sort of glad it's not just me having this trouble.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,215
Posted By seany65
I wish I'd realised earlier that I would regret...

I wish I'd realised earlier that I would regret selling my:

Yashica Mat 124G, hood filters, bag and meter.

My Sigma 24mm f2.8 Nais lens.

Korean Epiphone Sheraton Guitar.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-21-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By seany65
Thanks to all for the further replies. I don't...

Thanks to all for the further replies.

I don't know whether they just use digital printing (which they must use for when customers upload pics to them for printing) or have analogue machines for...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-20-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the replies. @mark: The lab I've...

Thanks for the replies.

@mark: The lab I've found don't do prints as small as 3x4 from 120, so it'd have to be 6x8 inches for "enprints" for 6x4.5 cm, which would cost 18.99. That is cheaper than...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-20-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By seany65
"correct" print sizes for different formats.

Hello all, I was wondering if anyone has any info on the "correct" print sizes for various formats that cause the least amount of forced cropping?

I've not got a darkroom and I don't want the labs...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-20-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By seany65
I'm glad I've seen this thread as I'd been...

I'm glad I've seen this thread as I'd been considering getting some Portra. Not sure I'll bother now.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-20-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,686
Posted By seany65
Of the cameras I've got today, I got the: 1)...

Of the cameras I've got today, I got the:

1) Nikon F301 for the built in winder, the flash metering and the versatility of it.

2) The Ricoh 500GX 'cos it's dinky and has full manual control as well...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By seany65
I've just abandoned Max Spielmann as they now...

I've just abandoned Max Spielmann as they now want to charge 21.99 for a 35mm mono film.

I did some searching and "DS Colour Labs" In Didsbury, (just South of Manchester), process and print...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I bought an accessory Rangefinder made by...

I bought an accessory Rangefinder made by Photopia for use with my Ensign Selfix 1620. Not quite the right marked distances but close enough. I had gone to the shop to see in they had a Lomo Blik...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-06-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By seany65
Hello and welcome to the forum fostewi. I can't...

Hello and welcome to the forum fostewi.

I can't help, as the only experience I have is with the later 500GX-and I'm a clumsy git with no talent at fixing things, but I'm sure someone who can help...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,879
Posted By seany65
For me, it's right hand/shuter button side...

For me, it's right hand/shuter button side up.

I'm trying to get out of the habit of having my elbow sticking out like a sore thumb. I'm also trying to get into the habit of having my hand around...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
@ capitalK: Out of date film or Lomography Tiger...

@ capitalK: Out of date film or Lomography Tiger 200? I've got 21 cartridges of it, as a woman at the lomo website told me "they have no definite plans to restock Tiger 200 film" last year so I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-24-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,412
Posted By seany65
Slightly off-topic, but I sit here knowing full...

Slightly off-topic, but I sit here knowing full well that I am "out-IQ'd" by any camera I own.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-14-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By seany65
Hello Rob. I understand that people are trying to...

Hello Rob. I understand that people are trying to help, but as a "victim of interwbenet answers" to some of my own questions (mostly on other forums), I know what it's like to be confused at some of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I bought a metal shutter release to use with my...

I bought a metal shutter release to use with my autoknips 2 as the one I already had has a rather wide top bit that won't fit into the circle thing.

The new to me metal one, has a much narrower top...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By seany65
The contradictory and complicated answers this...

The contradictory and complicated answers this question received, is just typical of the interwebnet.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I bought a lens case for my pentacon electric...

I bought a lens case for my pentacon electric 50mm lens, but it isn't a praktica made case. I'd hoped it would be big enough but it's too narrow by about 1 or 2 mm-the aperture is just too wide. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
Just bought this (click on...

Just bought this (click on thumbnail):

http://thumbs2.imagebam.com/3e/24/d5/d73d261082023514.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/d73d261082023514)

Got it for less than 9 inc. p+p!

As far as I can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the idea David. Trouble is, there's...

Thanks for the idea David.

Trouble is, there's nothing at all of the front edge of the filter ring above the edge of the lens hood for me to grip onto, so I'd probably end up breaking the filter to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I bought a Hoya super multicoated skylight 1b...

I bought a Hoya super multicoated skylight 1b filter for my Pentacon electric 135mm lens.

It didn't occur to me that the "slim 3mm ring" would be a bit too narrow to allow easy attachment of the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-27-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3,579
Posted By seany65
@Yokasuka_Mike: Thanks for the link. From what I...

@Yokasuka_Mike: Thanks for the link. From what I can tell, even though the price ain't bad, it does seem rather small for what I want.

@sanoire: Thanks for the link. It's out of my price range and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 959
Posted By seany65
Why not have each camera and the lenses you use...

Why not have each camera and the lenses you use most with it, in identical bags and then just grab one as the last thing you do before going out, that way you won't spend time analysing which one to...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-26-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By seany65
:eek:Looks like there's more "mentals" here than...

:eek:Looks like there's more "mentals" here than I thought. :p
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-26-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3,579
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the replies. I don't think I'll try...

Thanks for the replies.

I don't think I'll try and "make" my own dual purpose backpack as I'm rather cack-handed.

I'm not sure if I'd use a backpack for "normal" shooting as I like to be able to...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-26-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By seany65
I think some of the members here and on ebay...

I think some of the members here and on ebay should be locked up for the safety of the general public...

lol.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-25-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3,579
Posted By seany65
Sorry to slightly "necropost" but I've been...

Sorry to slightly "necropost" but I've been looking into getting a "dual purpose" backpack as I've tried the "camera bag into a normal rucksack on top of clothes and food etc." and it's too much...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-25-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 844
Posted By seany65
escutro, I'm glad you've got a usable filter...

escutro, I'm glad you've got a usable filter now.

I'd forgotten about a Russian 40.5mm Orange filter I had that didn't have a front thread, your thread has just reminded me.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-23-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 844
Posted By seany65
escuta, have you bought another filter and does...

escuta, have you bought another filter and does it have a working front thread?
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-19-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,767
Posted By seany65
The 35mm color-ambions are rather "dinky" aren't...

The 35mm color-ambions are rather "dinky" aren't they?

I only need a Red then I'd have all the mono set, including two Yellow-Greens, one of which is on the Yellow side and the other is on the Green...
Forum: Lomography 12-12-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By seany65
@[email protected] I've seen a few Holga photos in a...

@[email protected] I've seen a few Holga photos in a magazine called "Black and White Photography", and I liked them. I even remember that the "GCN" Holgas had glass lenses.

@Sega: I owned a Kodak...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-12-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,928
Posted By seany65
Going 'off-topic' from the CRT stuff, but still...

Going 'off-topic' from the CRT stuff, but still 'on-topic' of 'Observations', I have just been reminded that when someone logs in and they have a new pm they are told about it straight away, (which...
Forum: Lomography 12-10-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By seany65
Sega, you've shown more patience with your...

Sega, you've shown more patience with your plastic-not-so-fantastic than I probably would. Actually, if I tried to fiddle with one I wouldn't be able to get it back together.

One thing always...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,210
Posted By seany65
The only camera or lenses that the shop I...

The only camera or lenses that the shop I volunteer in has had in the past six moths are the Fed 2 and Industar 61, 2 Industar 61l's that need re-greasing and a Jupiter 8 that has a patch of...
Forum: Travel 12-10-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,548
Posted By seany65
I'll suggest Sheffield in England, but make sure...

I'll suggest Sheffield in England, but make sure it's a really wet, miserable day.

You'll only need to spend a day there but it'll feel like a month.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By seany65
@hilltime: Thanks for the offer, I've just sent a...

@hilltime: Thanks for the offer, I've just sent a PM.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By seany65
I'd like nikon to make digital backs for their...

I'd like nikon to make digital backs for their F301/f501/fm/fe lines, but not the sort of bulky stuff that "gofundme" type campaigns try to offer.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By seany65
Thanks Huss. Shame I've got less than 4 in my...

Thanks Huss.

Shame I've got less than 4 in my bank account...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-05-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,210
Posted By seany65
So, why does no-one ever sell fleas at these...

So, why does no-one ever sell fleas at these markets?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2018
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
On Pentacon lenses from the 70's half steps are...

On Pentacon lenses from the 70's half steps are normal. They occur on my 50mm, 29mm and a 135mm I received yesterday from ebay, which has a half step between f22 and f16. The aperture rings on all...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-03-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By seany65
John, I don't think that very thin ring is...

John, I don't think that very thin ring is actually part of the real set, it's just been added on by someone. I've just looked on "PicClik UK" and I can't see any listing for a 3-ring electric set,...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-03-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 6,766
Posted By seany65
@CapitalK: The only 100 asa film is Lomography...

@CapitalK: The only 100 asa film is Lomography "Orca 100" mono film, which is available in singles. Lomo also do "Tiger 200" colour print film. I suppose you could try expired film of which there is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2018
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I paid for this on ebay last Thursday (29/11/81)...

I paid for this on ebay last Thursday (29/11/81) and received it shortly before 3pm today (3/12/18). It came from Italy. Click on thumb for big...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-01-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 6,766
Posted By seany65
I thought I'd post a few more 110 tudor film pics...

I thought I'd post a few more 110 tudor film pics done with my 110 slr mk2. As always click on the thumb for big pics:

135mm at about /125 or /250 and about f11, hand-held with very light...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By seany65
I've found a metal hood for my 24mm lnes. It's...

I've found a metal hood for my 24mm lnes. It's big and does look a little bit 'silly' but a hood is better than none.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By seany65
Thanks john. So I wouldn't need the "electric...

Thanks john.

So I wouldn't need the "electric cable" thing if I was to just use electric tubes.

Is it not better to use open aperture metering with extension tubes, so the meter would take into...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By seany65
I've been thinking about getting some extension...

I've been thinking about getting some extension tubes for my pentacon electric lenses and I have recently seen a listing for this:

http://thumbs2.imagebam.com/61/41/89/5c4e511048898494.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the replies. I was under the...

Thanks for the replies.

I was under the impression that they were mercury batteries.

I know about the "small battery company" and have bought several px625 and px675 replacements from them and saw...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By seany65
This may seem like a daft question but I'll ask...

This may seem like a daft question but I'll ask anyway.

I know PLC3's take illegal 4.5v mercury batteries and that they can also work with 1.5v AA alkaline batteries (albeit with slower/less needle...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By seany65
Paul, I fixed your post for you!:D

Paul, I fixed your post for you!:D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-23-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,632
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the info peterm1. I won't...

Thanks for the info peterm1.

I won't disassemble any lens 'cos I'd never get it back together. If I did manage that I'd still have bits left over.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2018
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I bought a 55mm thread wide-angle lens hood for a...

I bought a 55mm thread wide-angle lens hood for a pentacon electric 29mm lens.

(Even though it's the same thread size as a lens hood I bought for my Tamron 24mm 01BB and it's the same depth, it's...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-23-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By seany65
Then all we'd need are film/sensors capable of...

Then all we'd need are film/sensors capable of taking advantage of it.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-21-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,632
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the info Steve. I'm not sure in this...

Thanks for the info Steve. I'm not sure in this last case it is fungus, but it looked a bit like it. As I said previously I've cleaned it with a cloth and cleaning spray.

I was going to look at it...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-19-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,632
Posted By seany65
I've just received a Pentacon Electric 29mm lens...

I've just received a Pentacon Electric 29mm lens and there was a tiny amount (only just noticeable when looking through a reversed, hand held 50mm lens) of what could be fungus on the outside of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By seany65
More puzzlement! I've just received a Pentacon ...

More puzzlement!

I've just received a Pentacon Electric 29mm and when I bunged it on my PLC3, the first 4 or so times I fired it the shutter got stuck open and the aperture blades got stuck closed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 951
Posted By seany65
I was going to say: "I wouldn't know 'Street...

I was going to say:

"I wouldn't know 'Street Cred' if I fell over it."

But I've just realised that the ability to take normal photos on the street while there's kids within 300 yards without you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By seany65
Thanks santino. Yup, the shutters are quite loud...

Thanks santino.

Yup, the shutters are quite loud aren't they?

When I press the shutter button:

My little Ricoh 500GX goes "Polite Japanese click, hoping to not disturb anyone."

My Ferrania...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2018
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I bought a Nikon 52mm centre-pinch lens cap for...

I bought a Nikon 52mm centre-pinch lens cap for my AIS 50mm f1.4.

A strap for my Ferrania Elioflex camera-'cos I'm not the octopus I'd need to be to hold the accessory rangefinder, light meter and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By seany65
Thanks johnf04.

Thanks johnf04.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By seany65
I've often bought from sellers with less than...

I've often bought from sellers with less than 100% feedback. It partly depends on how many sales they've had-100% from a member who's sold 5 items is no more reliable than a seller with 96% feedback...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the replies. @johnf04: That's what...

Thanks for the replies.

@johnf04: That's what I've read, though I also get the impression some plc3's don't! I just wondered if the lower voltage was making the needle move more slowly than I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By seany65
Praktica SLR info/FAQ thread

I hope no-one minds if i start a Praktica PLC3/SLR thread. I was just going to ask for some info about my PLC3, then realised that there may be owners of other Praktica models who may appreciate a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By seany65
@Robert: I use two versions of a slightly more...

@Robert: I use two versions of a slightly more 'suicidal' method, lol.

1) I use the end edge of a metal ruler to push down on the short flanges that are at a right-angle to the glass. I do this as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 6,340
Posted By seany65
I don't suppose I should 'necropost' in my own...

I don't suppose I should 'necropost' in my own thread, but Rocky Cameras do now have a presence on "Etsy" and many of the buyers seem to be quite happy.

If you go there and look for 'Praktica' you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By seany65
@Dwig and Wes Loder: Thanks for the new replies...

@Dwig and Wes Loder: Thanks for the new replies and the info.

I think part of my problem was having different Agfa cameras to buy bits for and making my two braincells struggle a bit.:o

I'm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2018
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I bought a Praktica PLC3 with never-ready case...

I bought a Praktica PLC3 with never-ready case and strap.

The strap is too short for me so I'd have to chuck that.

The case feels like really cheap plastic, which surprised me as it looks like a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,827
Posted By seany65
Has anyone ever tried to process a kodachrome...

Has anyone ever tried to process a kodachrome (k14) film using the Ektachrome process?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-05-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By seany65
I think I already know the answer to this...

I think I already know the answer to this question, but I'd like to ask it anyway:

Does anyone in the US process kodachrome film?

I have a penpal in the US who has a K14 film she wants to have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2018
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
2 things for my Tamron 24mm 01BB lens: A 55mm...

2 things for my Tamron 24mm 01BB lens: A 55mm Hoya super multicoated skylight 1b and metal 55mm 'wide angle' lens hood, which doesn't seem to be causing any vignetting, though I've yet to do any...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2018
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
Sometimes "Nothing" is the hardest thing to do,...

Sometimes "Nothing" is the hardest thing to do, or to buy...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,536
Posted By seany65
Pffffttt!! What you need is a Praktina FX....

Pffffttt!! What you need is a Praktina FX. :cool:


Edit a while later: Well, I was hoping one of you would spot the "deliberate mistake" in which I made out that the Praktina FX was an SLR and a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By seany65
I don't know if it's a common problem with that...

I don't know if it's a common problem with that lens, but there is one in a shop a few miles away from me and the aperture sometimes sticks open even when set on manual and at f16, sometimes it's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By seany65
@retinax: I've just set the lens to "1.1 feet"...

@retinax: I've just set the lens to "1.1 feet" and held the camera so my pc screen is in focus and measured it with a measuring tape and it seems to be about right.

I've looked in the mirror box...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the reply and the link peterm1....

Thanks for the reply and the link peterm1. Unfortunately, the blurb for it says it's "suitable for 35mm and above". I dunno if they mean 40mm, 50mm etc. or degrees of coverage (?) being higher, such...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By seany65
@tunalegs: I paced out the distance from my house...

@tunalegs: I paced out the distance from my house to the bit of the car park that is in focus when my pentacon 50mm f1.8 is at 'infinity'. It's less than 40 feet away. So if I've understood you...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-30-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By seany65
Hello and welcome to the forum Patrologia. I'm...

Hello and welcome to the forum Patrologia.

I'm sure someone will help soon. All I could is tell you how to break it. Where's the link to the video? When I clicked on the link all I got was a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By seany65
Lens hood for Tamron 24mm 01BB

I've done a search and can't find a thread which answers this question, so I've had to start a new thread.

Does anyone no know of a metal lens hood suitable for a Tamron 24mm 01BB lens that has (or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By seany65
On the one hand: Thanks for the info. On the...

On the one hand:

Thanks for the info.

On the other:

That is rather puzzling. You're 'Infinity' with a Praktica FX3 and Mayer Optik Oreston Electric 50mm f1.8 is over 2km away, but my 'Infinity'...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 2,964
Posted By seany65
I want, and would probably never buy, a...

I want, and would probably never buy, a Rolleiflex SL26 126 camera and the 3 lenses, as the only film available is decades out of date, and even though it's possibly to put 35mm film in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-26-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the replies. @xayraa33: The FX2 can...

Thanks for the replies.

@xayraa33: The FX2 can operate the auto aperture as it has the same sort of 'aperture pin pressing plate' that appears on the later cameras, and the aperture does stop down...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By seany65
Praktica FX2 and Pentacon electric lens

Wasn't sure if I should post this in my other fx2 thread, but as it's nothing to do with prism viewfinders I thought it best to make a separate thread.

I've got a Praktica FX 2 and a Pentacon...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By seany65
I see. Thanks for the info Sumarongi.

I see. Thanks for the info Sumarongi.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2018
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
@Wes: Another Ambi Silette with a dodgy shutter?...

@Wes: Another Ambi Silette with a dodgy shutter? I've had 2 mk1's with the same problem but to a worse degree, and a lot i read about are the same.

They sued to say Ambi's were the poor man's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By seany65
I take your point Sumarongi, there could've been...

I take your point Sumarongi, there could've been a misprint, but I don't understand how anyone could mistake '0.9' (or whatever it was) for a '4'.

I also think that the Author of the book should've...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,115
Posted By seany65
Ergonomics are a funny kettle of fish. I once...

Ergonomics are a funny kettle of fish.

I once held a Pentax MX for a few seconds and put it down quick 'cos it just felt too small, but now I own a Ricoh 500GX which is even smaller but it seems to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-22-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By seany65
Thanks tunalegs. I'd also expect a less than 1:1...

Thanks tunalegs.

I'd also expect a less than 1:1 view. I think most 'modern' 35mm slrs would give about 0.92x.

It does seem a little unprofessional of KW and the author to get the numbers...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-18-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By seany65
While the Zenit-C does have a fairly dim...

While the Zenit-C does have a fairly dim viewfinder, (though if memory serves hardly any worse than a Nikon FM with an f3.3-4.5 35-70 zoom),the one I'd owned had the viewfinder or focusing screen...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-17-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By seany65
Sort of, the "upside-down" camera takes care of...

Sort of, the "upside-down" camera takes care of the flushing etc.. If those were not used then when the film/programme was broadcast the water etc. (eeewww!) would simply pour out onto what was the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By seany65
I looked in a book called "The Praktica Book" by...

I looked in a book called "The Praktica Book" by R. Rossing, and it also says

"The reflected image is magnified approximately four times."

I wonder if the author has used the prism?
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-17-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,363
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the info retinax. When you say:...

Thanks for the info retinax.

When you say:

"Balance with light reading for background..."

do you mean:

"Also take a reading for the background, and if it's the same as the 'in-camera +1...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-17-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By seany65
I had a Zenit-C on which the shutter stopped...

I had a Zenit-C on which the shutter stopped working after about four firings, which I was doing to test the shutter. I sent it back and they fixed it and returned it, but it went the same way...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-17-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By seany65
If we're talking about Australia in this "Did you...

If we're talking about Australia in this "Did you know" thread, I'll mention this one:

Did you know that if a film or tv programme is being made in Australia and it's to be be released in the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-12-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By seany65
Hello and welcome to the forum aleczanussi. I'd...

Hello and welcome to the forum aleczanussi.

I'd be far too clumsy to try and use tape or sticky stuff to to hold the lens in place while I tested it. I'd be sure to get sticky stuff all over the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-12-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,363
Posted By seany65
Allow me to help with that: How would I meter if...

Allow me to help with that:

How would I meter if there was sunshine coming through a leaf, or through petals etc. and I wanted to capture that as the glow of sunshine coming through a leaf or petals...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2018
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I bought this: (Click on...

I bought this:

(Click on thumbs)

http://thumbs2.imagebam.com/12/21/47/a85813999096404.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/a85813999096404) http://thumbs2.imagebam.com/94/45/47/493ef3999096804.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2018
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I bought this...

I bought this :

http://thumbs2.imagebam.com/46/ad/db/ddf9b7998293374.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/ddf9b7998293374)


A Pentacon Electric 50mm for my Praktica FX2, didn't need it to be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the clarification tunalegs.

Thanks for the clarification tunalegs.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the links Larry. I clicked on the...

Thanks for the links Larry.

I clicked on the first, but as I got the Yahoo "before you continue" page which is meant to tell us about their data policies and that of their partners and give us the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By seany65
tunalegs: Would " .4x " mean the prism's...

tunalegs: Would " .4x " mean the prism's viewfinder image is 1/4 the size of the WLF image?


EDIT: What I actually meant of course, was 'Wouldn't " .4 " mean the prism's viewfinder image is a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,832
Posted By seany65
Hmmm, Yoda-like that very is. :D

Hmmm, Yoda-like that very is. :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-08-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the reply johnf04. That seems a...

Thanks for the reply johnf04.

That seems a little confusing to me: "the view is a little smaller", even though according to the manual the finder gives a magnification of 4x, but that magnification...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By seany65
Praktica FX2 prism

I've just bought a Praktica FX2 and I was thinking of getting a 'reversing prism' finder for it, but apparently it magnifies the image by 4x, which I think is more than the focus magnifier of the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-07-2018
Replies: 1,144
Views: 229,987
Posted By seany65
You wouldn't think two of those could produce the...

You wouldn't think two of those could produce the spookiest sound you could ever hear in the middle of the night.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-07-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,112
Posted By seany65
From personal experience I can't recommend Agfa...

From personal experience I can't recommend Agfa Ambi Silettes at all.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By seany65
Mark, thanks for the pic: it shows exactly what I...

Mark, thanks for the pic: it shows exactly what I wanted to know, that it has three metal contacts (not looking very 'gold' here, lol) and the metal pin.

Thanks also for the link. I've basically...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 97
Views: 8,590
Posted By seany65
Thanks carbo73.

Thanks carbo73.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By seany65
Thanks for the replies. Mark, do the edc...

Thanks for the replies.

Mark, do the edc adaptall mounts have the 'prong' that sticks out of the back, like pentacon electric lenses do? I was hoping to get one of tamron's 105mm lenses and use it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By seany65
Tamron Adaptors

This probably isn't worth a thread, but I don't know where else to ask it:

Does anyone know of a clear and full list of Adaptall/Adaptall 2 mounts that Tamron used to make?

Or does anyone know if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2018
Replies: 97
Views: 8,590
Posted By seany65
Thanks carbo73. Do I take it that to use the...

Thanks carbo73.

Do I take it that to use the aperture selector, you have to pull it up and move it to one side or the other?

As rolfe has brought up the subject of cowboys, I think this isn't too...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,694
Posted By seany65
I regret buying my first and third Agfa Ambi...

I regret buying my first and third Agfa Ambi Silettes. Both had trouble with the 1 second to 1/15 speeds. The first one had speeds that were just too slow, which I think was a timing mechanism issue...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2018
Replies: 97
Views: 8,590
Posted By seany65
@carbo: What are the two vertical metal strips...

@carbo: What are the two vertical metal strips for?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,996
Posted By seany65
Yeah, but he only wears a collar and tie,...

Yeah, but he only wears a collar and tie, everything else is left free to dangle. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,349
Posted By seany65
I've just bought this Praktica FX2 from the Real...

I've just bought this Praktica FX2 from the Real Camera Company who sold it on ebay:

http://thumbs2.imagebam.com/a4/40/40/f1503a990887284.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/f1503a990887284)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 4,740
Posted By seany65
I think this trend is similar to the one that...

I think this trend is similar to the one that started when Cokin filters came out, many photos (especially those done by non-staff) in the photo magazines seemed to have been done with over-use of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,996
Posted By seany65
It just means you like facial hair in your...

It just means you like facial hair in your food.

Or food in your facial hair.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By seany65
Am I right in thinking that the numbers at the...

Am I right in thinking that the numbers at the back of the lens are f numbers?

If so, why do they miss out f5.6, f11 and f16?

if it's for E-mount sonys, why is there a late Fed2 in the photo above?
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