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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-20-2018
Replies: 480
Views: 46,256
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Liverpool UK World Museum Egyptology M8 50mm...

Liverpool UK World Museum Egyptology M8 50mm Summicron

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/42031623865_b42d7766b3_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2018
Replies: 675
Views: 84,659
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Apologies for all the words but otherwise it...

Apologies for all the words but otherwise it looks a standard beach scene with little to commend it.
Summicron Asph 28mm f2 on M9
West Sands in St Andrews was used as Broadstairs in Kent for the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-11-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,406
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Another UK vote for Mr Starkie, painted an M2 for...

Another UK vote for Mr Starkie, painted an M2 for me with outstanding results and promptly with good communication. I didn't have a CLA at the time as it was done about 5/7 years back by Leica (in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-11-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,668
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/38803464 htt...

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/38803464

https://petapixel.com/2011/07/07/does-bringing-a-camera-onto-an-airplane-damage-its-sensor/

https://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/172998-sensor-damage-in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-05-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,683
Posted By ChrisLivsey
That was true at the time but current firmware is...

That was true at the time but current firmware is 1.216 and will run on both the old and new M9 equipped...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-15-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,338
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Which lens would you like to have for $2575 ?...

Which lens would you like to have for $2575 ?
Will that have more of a beneficial effect on your photography than owning an M262 with your current lenses rather than an M9 and an extra lens?
Can you...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-15-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,338
Posted By ChrisLivsey
"The word “guarantee” should not be used in a way...

"The word “guarantee” should not be used in a way that could confuse consumers about their legal rights but may be used colloquially provided the meaning is...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-15-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,338
Posted By ChrisLivsey
This seems to be a common misconception in this...

This seems to be a common misconception in this thread, Leica are now fitting the M9 series with the MkII sensor with a cover glass different to the corroding MkI. There have been no reports at all...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2018
Replies: 372
Views: 46,143
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/891/26574926507_1f0...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/891/26574926507_1f0aa2c0ed_b.jpg

River Braan Perthshire Scotland

M9 Zeiss C Sonnar 50mm f1.5 Capture One V11
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,335
Posted By ChrisLivsey
The reports across various sites are all quoting...

The reports across various sites are all quoting this source:
https://www.casualphotophile.com/2018/03/30/fujifilm-to-discontinue-acros-100-film-in-october-2018/
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-08-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 3,866
Posted By ChrisLivsey
125 worldwide, probably all gone to collectors...

125 worldwide, probably all gone to collectors before the launch, it's what Leica do, gets rid of 125 sensors before they launch a "new" monochrome at Photokina, and no I don't know that but you'll...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-01-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,780
Posted By ChrisLivsey
The poster was using sarcasm as a...

The poster was using sarcasm as a comment?

derision, mockery, ridicule, scorn, sneering, scoffing; irony; cynicism. The use of irony to mock or convey contempt.
Mid 16th century: from French...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-01-2018
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,198
Posted By ChrisLivsey
You may be interested in some links then? My...

You may be interested in some links then?
My notes were a combination of several sources, Peter Marshall has written on Moore well, he knew him personally:
re-photo.co.uk/?p=878
And some images and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-28-2018
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,198
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Caught up with a copy of the Sam Abell "Stay this...

Caught up with a copy of the Sam Abell "Stay this Moment", something of a Master Class in composition. The problem, if it is one, that rarely do they transcend that technical level. Full of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-26-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Link appreciated, if only the London "Times" was...

Link appreciated, if only the London "Times" was as generous with its stories.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-25-2018
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,198
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4619/26620818998_a4...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4619/26620818998_a47533d26b_z.jpg
Photography can be about the everyday experience, and the ordinary things that people pass by without noticing.

Moore (1920-87) was...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-03-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,153
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Comments on price should bear in mind the poster...

Comments on price should bear in mind the poster states "Europe" Nikon rangefinder prices over here are a step up on the USA, prices from the States and Japan look attractive but our customs will put...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-28-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,905
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I wish I had enough digital images of sufficient...

I wish I had enough digital images of sufficient quality to warrant making an archive of them.

I look at a pile of archival card boxes with 200 ish negative sleeves in each which are "archived" and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-27-2018
Replies: 578
Views: 34,294
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Decided to delete an unhelpful comment

Decided to delete an unhelpful comment
Forum: Nikon RF 01-22-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By ChrisLivsey
The Pentax cassette is a different design as the...

The Pentax cassette is a different design as the cameras had no base closing mechanism, it is conventional with a felt trap,as such it may fit other cameras but given the age and the felt a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-20-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,854
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Raid it depends how much less than three...

Raid it depends how much less than three years:
The "new" sensor was announced in June 2015 and around October that year they began fitting them.
The new sensor required updated firmware which was...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-20-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,854
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Initially Leica said "In some cases" and...

Initially Leica said "In some cases" and included the M-E, later when they announced the new sensor they said: "Latest information on the CCD sensors of the Leica M9 / M9-P / M Monochrom and M-E...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-20-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,854
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Leica said: The sensors are equipped with a...

Leica said: The sensors are equipped with a specially coated IR filter cover glass to ensure optimum imaging performance. Should this coating layer be damaged, corrosion effects that alter the filter...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-20-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,854
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Thank you for the understanding response, it is...

Thank you for the understanding response, it is not with pleasure I correct but for those coming later that may be led astray. As an M8 owner I agree it may as well not have any IR filter over the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-20-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,854
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I'm sorry to be a pedant but that is not...

I'm sorry to be a pedant but that is not true:

The M8’s very high image quality was achieved by – among other things - employing an especially thin IR blocking filter on the CCD sensor.
Increasing...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-20-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Cost is very country specific, I should have...

Cost is very country specific, I should have qualified that statement. I don't tend to load film that is otherwise available in cassettes, my reload capacity is limited and I like to reserve it for...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-19-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Very good questions, and welcome. Are the...

Very good questions, and welcome.

Are the cassetttes such as IXMOO, and early Nikon, only compatible with certain cameras?
Yes

The IXMOO will only work on the M3, and the Nikon will only work with...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-15-2018
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,198
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Sam Abell Seeing Gardens I've heard Sam say:-...

Sam Abell Seeing Gardens

I've heard Sam say:- Gardeners say there is too much photography and Photographers say too much gardening so I must have got it just right.
A master of composition, so much...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Should you actually find one of those copy stands...

Should you actually find one of those copy stands and still have cash available you will need it, to change the aperture Nikon made a "diaphragm collar" which attached to the aperture ring, otherwise...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By ChrisLivsey
There you are, more evidence of Leica failing...

There you are, more evidence of Leica failing quality :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Well there's mint and mint, where is the loading...

Well there's mint and mint, where is the loading sticker and instructions?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Actually that may be the easiest way to get one,...

Actually that may be the easiest way to get one, buy a camera with one fitted, swop out the spool and sell the camera, little or no loss on the sale if you choose and sell wisely, certainly below the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2018
Replies: 226
Views: 24,939
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4589/38469950745_79...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4589/38469950745_792fa7f94e_b.jpg

Medium format
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I bought one, fitted it, tried it, removed it,...

I bought one, fitted it, tried it, removed it, then sold it for more than I payed which was the best thing about it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I picked up a BP S3 from MWClassic a year or two...

I picked up a BP S3 from MWClassic a year or two back and Peter Loy had a couple last year I have seen another recently , let me check:...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By ChrisLivsey
In the UK there are not many S/H Leica film...

In the UK there are not many S/H Leica film bodies about, full stop. I don't think I have ever seen so few at Ffordes, five as a write, four at Aperture, seven at Richard Caplan but Red Dot have...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-02-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2,658
Posted By ChrisLivsey
In the UK ClassicV may know who can do the work:...

In the UK ClassicV may know who can do the work: http://www.classicv.co.uk/
Also worth asking Aperture who have in house techs and work on Hasselblad, they did a good job on my A12 light seals:...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-31-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 4,157
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I'm still in a love/hate relationship with the...

I'm still in a love/hate relationship with the X100T I bought to see what the hype was about.
Being an M2/Hasselblad shooter primarily I wanted the optical finder set up but have found, to my horror,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By ChrisLivsey
The prism springs press down on the screen so...

The prism springs press down on the screen so check what screen is fitted, that it is seating properly and not installed the wrong way up. Also whilst you have the screen out re-fit the prism and...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-15-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 13,879
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Indeed, that forum ranking just seemed to be...

Indeed, that forum ranking just seemed to be particularly apt, hence the wink.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-14-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 13,879
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Roger is going strong here: Read more at...

Roger is going strong here:
Read more at http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/threads/cost-of-printing.135312/#sGy2QJPc4IdKljLL.99

Roger Hicks
Well-Known Member
Profile Page
Member Since: Nov...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,403
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Of course the original cassettes from Nikon were...

Of course the original cassettes from Nikon were for the rangefinder series of bodies with the SLR F carrying over compatibility, sadly lost with the F2, with its own variant as above(thanks for...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-07-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 4,555
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rapidwinder

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rapidwinder
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-06-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 4,555
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Tuulikki has been posting to Instagram as well as...

Tuulikki has been posting to Instagram as well as their Flickr feed, if you are on that medium you could show some support by "following":
https://www.instagram.com/abrahamssonsoftie/

They are both...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-04-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,403
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Previously in the thread I posted my Chrome F...

Previously in the thread I posted my Chrome F this is the rather battle worn black 6701496:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2903/34008529035_b2fcfa3763_z.jpg

Am I allowed to stretch the title to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-03-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 8,634
Posted By ChrisLivsey
:D Pleased you found it useful, thanks for...

:D
Pleased you found it useful, thanks for responding.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By ChrisLivsey
As an aside but related the progression of the...

As an aside but related the progression of the F/F2 screens is noted by the colour code, noting that not all screens come in all colours, I think the first type on launch of the F was only in A,B and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-27-2017
Replies: 217
Views: 49,457
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Been a while but here are some on the newish...

Been a while but here are some on the newish Bergger Pancro 400. I have struggled to find a developer I liked with the film or rather a developer the film liked, I'm pretty happy with this using...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,116
Posted By ChrisLivsey
From the UK: and where is that please, there is a...

From the UK: and where is that please, there is a distinct lack of Leica gear here S/H due to the "flaky" pound and other countries, outside the EU who can deduct the 20% VAT, have been actively...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-06-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 12,113
Posted By ChrisLivsey
For UK based members probably the easiest is...

For UK based members probably the easiest is here:
https://ntphotoworks.com/shop/product/orwo-universal-negative-un54-100asa-100ft-30-5m-bulk-roll/
They sell spooled down as well, no commercial...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-05-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,807
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/kodak-films-...

https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/kodak-films-what-does-x-represent.98569/print

PE replies, spoiler alert, it's not definitive.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-02-2017
Replies: 824
Views: 83,809
Posted By ChrisLivsey
My M8 is not still going strong, it has multiple...

My M8 is not still going strong, it has multiple issues, reliability may be an issue.
(It was purchased new and was "promised" by a Leica executive now long gone to be upgradable "forever", Leica...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Time for a discreet watermark perhaps with...

Time for a discreet watermark perhaps with copyright symbol, no it won't stop them but the lazy will leave it on so some satisfaction perhaps?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-27-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,567
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Although early frames shown were from "in house"...

Although early frames shown were from "in house" or chosen testers all the frames they have re-posted on Instagram, which was referenced, have been from photographers working independently they have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-22-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://www.instagram.com/magnumphotos/ Just...

https://www.instagram.com/magnumphotos/
Just because they are Magnum

https://www.instagram.com/somewheremagazine/
Consistent picks of the highest quality and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-21-2017
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,198
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Having taken delivery I can only agree with that...

Having taken delivery I can only agree with that and an interesting comparison with HCB's early work, the surrealism binding them together. I can also recommend that small aperture volume on HCB some...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-21-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 6,861
Posted By ChrisLivsey
A most interesting discussion, I own neither the...

A most interesting discussion, I own neither the f1.1 nor the Micro-Nikkor, another of the legends, although one of the latter is on the market locally to me and I'm dithering over it in the hope...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-14-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 10,863
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Yes it's done properly :) He details the work on...

Yes it's done properly :)
He details the work on the website.

He is happy to take any instruction on finishes and what parts not to paint to customer desires, there are many references to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-14-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 10,863
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Thank you, I intend to, the loss of Tom has...

Thank you, I intend to, the loss of Tom has concentrated the mind wonderfully.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-13-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 10,863
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I decided the only way to get a BP M2 was to pay...

I decided the only way to get a BP M2 was to pay up.
I'm not interested in a glossy, quick to brass, finish so a matt DuraCoat finish was ordered, work by Alan Starkie in the UK...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-12-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 5,585
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Yes I think it was too perfect for Tom he liked a...

Yes I think it was too perfect for Tom he liked a used camera to look like a used camera.



I satisfied my IIIg urge, they are much less expensive these days than they were even a couple of years...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-12-2017
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,198
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Eagerly awaiting:Guy Bourdin: Untouched Early...

Eagerly awaiting:Guy Bourdin: Untouched

Early monochrome from the 50s, looks fascinating, spotted from...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-12-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 5,585
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8254/8684646579_63f...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8254/8684646579_63fd0d55b4_b.jpg

My IIIc/f, which will never go anywhere, it was a gear swop with TomA so has immense sentimental value but is a perfect size to carry...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-06-2017
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,198
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Thank you, I had missed that, now on order.

Thank you, I had missed that, now on order.
Forum: Nikon RF 10-02-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 6,861
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Peter Loy has a Nikkor-H 18cm f2.5, not may of...

Peter Loy has a Nikkor-H 18cm f2.5, not may of those about, amongst other more standard fare, he is probably the best UK source but I agree it is hard going.
I took my S3 Olympic on holiday with the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-01-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,382
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Some of the later CV glass is much better, in...

Some of the later CV glass is much better, in particular for this niche the 50mm f2.5 Color Skopar in LTM, a brass lens which feels robust for it's size like a 35mm Summicron. Somewhat limited by...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-01-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,382
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Not recent :D Certainly pre 2010 and did have a...

Not recent :D Certainly pre 2010 and did have a relatively poor reputation for build quality at that time, since then much improved but still some reports of the helicals going squeaky. I had a 35mm...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-30-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,382
Posted By ChrisLivsey
MW Classic mentioned above regularly obtains NOS...

MW Classic mentioned above regularly obtains NOS CV from other countries and will look out for particular lenses by request, that will be your best bet I suspect.
Robert White are the UK...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2017
Replies: 864
Views: 145,811
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I had forgotten that, correction appreciated.

I had forgotten that, correction appreciated.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2017
Replies: 864
Views: 145,811
Posted By ChrisLivsey
The F3P was intended to be used with the drive...

The F3P was intended to be used with the drive attached, it was supplied with the MF-6 autostop back as standard which is uncomfortable to use when the motor is not attached. So when the motor is on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-27-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,588
Posted By ChrisLivsey
But he does a great job, when you get it back it...

But he does a great job, when you get it back it will look fantastic, this is his work with the non glossy finish DuraCoat:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4365/36951302932_f0da72e085_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2017
Replies: 7,411
Views: 3,778,785
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Indeed it is, very compact for travel and ideal...

Indeed it is, very compact for travel and ideal with the Nikon focus wheel, if you want the Super Angulon look- apply a heavy vignette ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2017
Replies: 7,411
Views: 3,778,785
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Holiday companions, standard set up was 21mm f4...

Holiday companions, standard set up was 21mm f4 CV wide on the Nikon S3 B/W, 35mm Summicron on an M2 for colour, hence the purple Softie, and 50mm ZM Sonnar on the other M2 body not shown (even I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-10-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,880
Posted By ChrisLivsey
http://carmarthencameras.com/used/used-35mm-film-p...

http://carmarthencameras.com/used/used-35mm-film-photography.html

Oh! and ProCentre despite the web link do Leica S/H...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-10-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,880
Posted By ChrisLivsey
www.mpb.com UK mainly digital but Leica glass and...

www.mpb.com
UK mainly digital but Leica glass and occasional film bodies.

https://www.wilkinson.co.uk/preowned/pre-owned-leica/

UK again, usually more modern stock but the individual stores have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-10-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,880
Posted By ChrisLivsey
www.camleyphotographic.com For the UK list,...

www.camleyphotographic.com
For the UK list, Hasselbald specialist but RF gear as well
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I've never read the M2 manual other than trying...

I've never read the M2 manual other than trying to "master" the depth of field notches but seem to manage on the other hand the D500 I probably need this and the exclamation mark is from the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-17-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,336
Posted By ChrisLivsey
There are two viewfinder options, optical, OVF,...

There are two viewfinder options, optical, OVF, which is Leica like: so framing lines and optical view with no "interpretation" and the electronic viewfinder, EVF, which will show the option selected...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I rather like the idea that an IXMOO is first...

I rather like the idea that an IXMOO is first world.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-20-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By ChrisLivsey
The only two things that bother me are the state...

The only two things that bother me are the state of the curtains, given the gentle brassing, and that interior base plate and tulip loader (where the loading diagram is) which look very used in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-07-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I had forgotten that, thank you, my adapter is...

I had forgotten that, thank you, my adapter is the one capable of internal and external mounting so matches the Nikon scale necessary for the external mount. The internal may well be the one the OP...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-07-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I have both a ZM Sonnar 50mm f1.5 and the S Mount...

I have both a ZM Sonnar 50mm f1.5 and the S Mount version of the same lens in the "new" run of the lens and an Amedeo adapter.
I can confirm the focussing accuracy is the same on my M2s M8 and M6...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 14,939
Posted By ChrisLivsey
That the M2 can be had without the, for me,...

That the M2 can be had without the, for me, totally redundant and irritating to the grip self timer is but one of its attributes. On such small details swings a decision.
BTW the best thing about...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-02-2017
Replies: 187
Views: 60,755
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I continue to post using the above method but on...

I continue to post using the above method but on several occasions have been informed, by no doubt well meaning posters with the best of intentions, here that this is against the Flickr terms of...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-29-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,798
Posted By ChrisLivsey
That's really rather clever and it gets an uptick...

That's really rather clever and it gets an uptick from me.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 5,853
Posted By ChrisLivsey
And where is this M2 coming from? There are a...

And where is this M2 coming from? There are a crop appearing on that auction site but no feedback on the paint job that I have seen. I'm an M2 fan, in particular no self timer, but I would worry...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-17-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,677
Posted By ChrisLivsey
The brassing IMHO is too uniform and even, it...

The brassing IMHO is too uniform and even, it just looks fake. There are no corresponding marks, wear or scratches that you would expect to see on the black paint with that amount of natural brassing...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-17-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 7,695
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Interesting to resurrect this thread as the OPs...

Interesting to resurrect this thread as the OPs second point on the star marking was never explored.
This link, Google...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 6,243
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Yes matrix, yes entered as a manual lens, will be...

Yes matrix, yes entered as a manual lens, will be posting some to flickr in the next few days with the Meta Data (Meta35) :) seem to have that working.
The centre exposure when scanned needs a 0.5...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 6,243
Posted By ChrisLivsey
This is a bracket on P30alpha batch 17.001 Nikon...

This is a bracket on P30alpha batch 17.001

Nikon F6 set at 80 iso, these are the brackets in 1/3rd stop so: -2.0,-1.3,-0.7 then +0.7,+1.3 and +2 stops
They run all at f5.6 from 500th down to 30th,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By ChrisLivsey
All out in the UK most showing no date for...

All out in the UK most showing no date for availability known, on back order since June last year.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 6,243
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Yes I see a use for this film, I ran some Ilford...

Yes I see a use for this film, I ran some Ilford Delta 100 in the same tank as a reference and they were spot on so the "look" is the "look" not the developing.
On that to avoid confusion my reduced...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 6,243
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Happy to oblige: P30alpha on P30alpha 80 iso,...

Happy to oblige:

P30alpha on P30alpha

80 iso, HC110 1:60 12 mins reduced agitation, F100 55mm f3.5 micro Nikkor, V850 scan, matrix metered no adjustments to exposure, straight scans just sharpen...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,320
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I mentioned digital because it is cruel to lenses...

I mentioned digital because it is cruel to lenses and if they stand up to that you never need worry on film.
16x20 is no problem, for any of the lenses.
There is another 150mm here that is T* and a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-07-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Oftentimes, I would bring a 16mm camera along...

Oftentimes, I would bring a 16mm camera along with my Leica, and photograph New York streets.
http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/en/2016/09/19/article/159919372/louis-faurer-par-lui-meme/
Louis...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,320
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Some on Ffordes at about £100 you mean one, you...

Some on Ffordes at about £100 you mean one, you don't want a 250mm yet!!

Anyway you have a 'blad let's partially quote Margaret Thatcher 1982 "Just rejoice at that news"

The C lenses are, in good...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-01-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,998
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I would, pedantically, take issue, with tongue in...

I would, pedantically, take issue, with tongue in cheek, to the thread title, in my mind this strategy does not make the M10 cheap, less expensive certainly, but cheap?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-01-2017
Replies: 181
Views: 29,772
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Dating F3 motor drives is also difficult,...

Dating F3 motor drives is also difficult, shooters seem to want to know the month of the body production (which is coded inside the body) but don't seem interested in the year of the drive.
Still, my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I'm sorry, and I've ignored you literally every...

I'm sorry, and I've ignored you literally every time.
;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Skyrocketed? Where are you looking, not the case...

Skyrocketed?
Where are you looking, not the case in the UK, pretty stable despite there being fewer than usual about, swamped out by M240s that no one seems to want at the prices asked and there is...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-25-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,652
Posted By ChrisLivsey
It looked well used certainly not a shelf queen.

It looked well used certainly not a shelf queen.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-21-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By ChrisLivsey
But the OP states that different rolls were...

But the OP states that different rolls were loaded for the first three results reported, then loading the same roll gave similarly inconsistent results. My question would be how does the camera...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-19-2017
Replies: 1,805
Views: 369,483
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4204/34586403242_67f...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4204/34586403242_67f344197e_b.jpg
Xpan 45mm Tri-X HC110
River Wyre Garstang Lancashire UK

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4194/33906214074_b8b8be9dcb_b.jpg
Queen Victoria...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-06-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,908
Posted By ChrisLivsey
:-) .....................................

:-)

.....................................
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-06-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,908
Posted By ChrisLivsey
If you dig down the seller was active selling...

If you dig down the seller was active selling some nice gear but all now "over 12 months ago" if you try and find some old sold items they are not there, I think over 12 months means a ling time ago...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-06-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,908
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Still on on my...

Still on on my e-bay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142371655275?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-06-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,908
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I have no contact details other than the name in...

I have no contact details other than the name in the AP article, the police are aware and said they would follow up. I was concerned it was still listed, I gave full e-bay details to them.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-06-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,908
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Stolen 50mm Summilux on e-bay

I doubt anyone here would buy given the warning flags on this Black Paint M2 and Summilux:

eBay item number:142371655275

Leica M2 black paint with Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 black paint.

The Summilux...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-06-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,185
Posted By ChrisLivsey
You must have missed this UK one then, or was...

You must have missed this UK one then, or was this the one?

http://mwclassic.com/product/firstflex-35mm-slr-chrome-45mm-f2-8-auto-tokinon-exakta-mount-lens/

£49
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 25,248
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Some of us shoot a Barnack for precisely those...

Some of us shoot a Barnack for precisely those reasons, we enjoy a challenge. The satisfaction of obtaining decent results despite the "inconvenience" is rewarding. What joy is there in shooting in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-29-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Hardly a copy when they have "Japan Camera...

Hardly a copy when they have "Japan Camera Hunter" embossed in the mould on the base :D
In fact the JCH cases are copies of Fujifilm cases that were...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-29-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By ChrisLivsey
http://ntphotoworks.com/shop/product/five-120-roll...

http://ntphotoworks.com/shop/product/five-120-roll-film-case-by-nik-trick-white/

These plastic holders are meant for five rolls of 120 but FLICA cassettes fit beautifully, I have checked with mine,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-21-2017
Replies: 864
Views: 145,811
Posted By ChrisLivsey
No sorry I was wrong, marks on my monitor, lovely...

No sorry I was wrong, marks on my monitor, lovely set.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-21-2017
Replies: 864
Views: 145,811
Posted By ChrisLivsey
;) Looks a bit rough that set István, I'm sure I...

;) Looks a bit rough that set István, I'm sure I can see some specks of dust there.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-16-2017
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,198
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3944/33803723442_c97...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3944/33803723442_c977938eef_b.jpg

Gave up waiting for a UK copy at a decent price so bought one from France, it's the pictures I want :D

Thanks for the Moriyama...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-16-2017
Replies: 181
Views: 29,772
Posted By ChrisLivsey
F6 manual: Backup battery The F6 is equipped...

F6 manual:

Backup battery
The F6 is equipped with a built-in backup battery for the camera’s clock. This charges in approximately 48 hours when 3 V lithium or the optional Multi Power Battery Pack...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-16-2017
Replies: 181
Views: 29,772
Posted By ChrisLivsey
The firmware is only upgradable by a Nikon...

The firmware is only upgradable by a Nikon service centre, at that serial you will have the latest version,
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-16-2017
Replies: 181
Views: 29,772
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I have not personally used the rechargeable but...

I have not personally used the rechargeable but several posters elsewhere have reported very reduced life, down to six rolls, with them. Very brand variable it seems and depends on the lenses used....
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 04-14-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,371
Posted By ChrisLivsey
For those of us unable to attend in person I was...

For those of us unable to attend in person I was pleased you were able to, it is hard to celebrate a passing but few in our corner of the world made as large an impact for good as Tom, indeed a life...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-13-2017
Replies: 181
Views: 29,772
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Just a note that the Meta 35 is very useful for...

Just a note that the Meta 35 is very useful for the F100 as well as it allows setting of all the custom settings from the computer instead of having to work out the codes and functions.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2017
Replies: 864
Views: 145,811
Posted By ChrisLivsey
You know Cal I kind of knew, hoped, you would...

You know Cal I kind of knew, hoped, you would chime in, thanks, I shot a roll before sending it off and can't wait to get back on the street with it now.
Clean indeed as I said for such a relatively...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2017
Replies: 864
Views: 145,811
Posted By ChrisLivsey
About time this thread was brought back to life,...

About time this thread was brought back to life, there is much to read and appreciate here.
I have been playing a patient waiting game for an F3P, let down a couple of times by unscrupulous sellers...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-08-2017
Replies: 1,805
Views: 369,483
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2825/33915398815_617...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2825/33915398815_617732821b_b.jpg
Still experimenting with subjects.
45mm XPan centre filter Kentmere 400 HC110
Forum: Nikon RF 03-31-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Tidying up some frames perhaps worth posting...

Tidying up some frames perhaps worth posting taken over the month and posted on the last day. Currently test shooting my new toy a Hasselblad XPan, great fun, so many great rangefinders out there,...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-30-2017
Replies: 1,805
Views: 369,483
Posted By ChrisLivsey
XPan experiments continue 45mm f4 centre filter...

XPan experiments continue 45mm f4 centre filter camera on self timer sat on a chair with guessed framing.
Kentmere 400 HC110


https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3931/32920506823_2b3266e83d_h.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 03-29-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
The camera seems to be functioning better than...

The camera seems to be functioning better than the car, those extra 12 months have taken a toll.
Forum: Nikon RF 03-29-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Nice images...

Nice images Will.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2891/32881885364_b5cbb19b3d_c.jpg

Another light leak victim, about 50% crop S2 3.5cm f2.5 HC110 ORWO N74
Forum: Nikon RF 03-28-2017
Replies: 757
Views: 236,828
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Lovely condition, enjoy.

Lovely condition, enjoy.
Forum: Nikon RF 03-28-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
S2 ORWON74 Hc110 1:50 12mins V850 Nikkor-W 3.5cm...

S2 ORWON74 Hc110 1:50 12mins V850 Nikkor-W 3.5cm f2.5

At f2.5 you are down in the slow speeds in this light and baristas don't stand still.
Focus was on the sign...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,176
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Must be the cold norther UK climate then...

Must be the cold norther UK climate then :rolleyes:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By ChrisLivsey
My pre Ai 67524* is feet and meters is marked...

My pre Ai 67524* is feet and meters is marked scale to 2m 0.6ft and focus moves past those marks to a hard stop.I think I am normal!!

The K version 1974 goes to 0.45 the 31.. to 33... series.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-27-2017
Replies: 1,805
Views: 369,483
Posted By ChrisLivsey
First roll through the new to me Xpan, 45mm (90mm...

First roll through the new to me Xpan, 45mm (90mm on its way) a lot to learn on how best to deploy this camera but great...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-26-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Light leak! The ORWO had come off the cassette...

Light leak!
The ORWO had come off the cassette and I forgot so when I rewound and it was loose I thought I had already rewound and opened the back. Three or four frames saved, I rather like the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,176
Posted By ChrisLivsey
The wedding photographers trick was to use a UV...

The wedding photographers trick was to use a UV filter smeared with Vaseline, white soft paraffin. The effect could be localised across the frame and the effect varied, woe betide you if you smudged...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-26-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Beautiful camera, and lens of course. I see some...

Beautiful camera, and lens of course. I see some sheet film in my future, go big or go home.
I found already some subjects work others are so so at best but I prefer it to a "plain" wide angle...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-26-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
And excellent that is, I have just acquired an...

And excellent that is, I have just acquired an Xpan and am learning to adapt to the dark side of panorama composition, yellow filter on that and presume a Fuji?
Forum: Nikon RF 03-26-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2856/32816026514_09b...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2856/32816026514_09bf3f29d2_b.jpg


Ongoing window series on the SP with the 35mm f1.8 on ORWO N74, HC110 1:60 12 mins.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2017
Replies: 194
Views: 19,924
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Thank you for the kind words. It is so strange...

Thank you for the kind words. It is so strange that the old backs seem to shoot just as well as they did when new, still, they have to keep selling new ones so are allowed some hyperbole to justify...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-25-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Double X, 5222 Kodak HC110 1:60 S3 chrome Olympic...

Double X, 5222 Kodak HC110 1:60 S3 chrome Olympic 50mm f1.4

About 2 feet high in real life

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3674/32822241563_2385a69a11_b.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 03-24-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,021
Posted By ChrisLivsey
The Double Gauss 5/4 was indeed developed later...

The Double Gauss 5/4 was indeed developed later for the F mount but for the first few years the F mount lens was the Sonnar 5/3 design as noted above.

120101 - 153462 -
155001 - 172697 -
194011 -...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-24-2017
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,433,839
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7329/14071116936_4bc...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7329/14071116936_4bc9372b83_c.jpg

IIIc/f Canon 35mm f2 LTM Fuji Pro400H
Forum: Nikon RF 03-23-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Kodak 5222, Pyrocat HD, S3, 50mm f1.4...

Kodak 5222, Pyrocat HD, S3, 50mm f1.4 Olympic

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2818/33618790675_c00a971b1a_b.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-23-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Just to update: some gentle pressure on the hood...

Just to update: some gentle pressure on the hood springs has restored the firmness so I am pretty happy with the security.
Forum: Nikon RF 03-22-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Inspired by the cars: Pontiac 50mm f1.4 SC Orwo...

Inspired by the cars:
Pontiac
50mm f1.4 SC Orwo N74 PyrocatHD...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-22-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Thank you, it is first Gen, first year of...

Thank you, it is first Gen, first year of production, but certainly not as distressed cosmetically as many I have seen. I will apply some thin tape inside to stiffen it up. Otherwise it is a...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-22-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Lens Hood

My Xpan has arrived.

Can I just enquire about the hood on the 45mm, 90mm lens is ordered but in transit.
The bayonet does not seem to latch at all, it twists on and whilst not loose as such I can...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-22-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 8,634
Posted By ChrisLivsey
http://luminous-landscape.com/wp-content/uploads/2...

http://luminous-landscape.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/The-New-Epson-V850-Pro-Scanner-Final.pdf

A rather long, but well written, review of primarily the V850 but in the latter half he runs tests...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 5,957
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Earlier compensating version is slightly better...

Earlier compensating version is slightly better close up slightly poorer at infinity IMHO, but we are discussing a very sharp lens indeed and the point of running an SLR is surely to shoot either...
Forum: RFF News 03-21-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 6,531
Posted By ChrisLivsey
R.I.P.https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3673/335347775...

R.I.P.https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3673/33534777526_97613e4278_z.jpg
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-20-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,082
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I have no experience of treating fungal...

I have no experience of treating fungal infections of lenses with Thymol but it is shown to be effective on toenails:
Ramsewak RS, Nair MG, Stommel M, Selanders L (2003). In vitro antagonistic...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-20-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Never see a sign saying "Public Fishing"...

Never see a sign saying "Public Fishing" !!


https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3789/33389048472_eb8924e712_c.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2017
Replies: 194
Views: 19,924
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2868/33484424216_d62...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2868/33484424216_d62f64ec83_b.jpg

Selfie
Can't afford the fisheye 30mm so make do.
60mm CF H1 P45+
Forum: Nikon RF 03-19-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2911/33368312252_d3c...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2911/33368312252_d3c7ccb37b_c.jpg

Another 5cm f1.4, I don't have a bad one. Cheese stall on Lancaster market UK on 5222 in HC110 1:60 12min V850 scan.
Have a backlog of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-18-2017
Replies: 5,552
Views: 953,248
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3703/33514465225_57d...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3703/33514465225_57d669a154_z.jpg

"New" CF 60mm on the Hasselblad H1 out for testing and Mocha.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-18-2017
Replies: 194
Views: 19,924
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Thank you both, appreciated.

Thank you both, appreciated.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-17-2017
Replies: 2,107
Views: 387,699
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Starting a trend here, not a Leica, other...

Starting a trend here, not a Leica, other reloadable cassettes are available.
S3 Olympic Nikon Rangefinder and 50mm f1.4 Olympic lens.
5222 HC110 1:60...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-17-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Bridge over the River Wyre Garstang UK. Kodak...

Bridge over the River Wyre Garstang UK.
Kodak 5222 HC110 1:60 50mm f1.4 Olympic lens on S3 Olympic body

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/592/33103208700_f37c2d91f0_c.jpg

Hand Sculpture, as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2017
Replies: 194
Views: 19,924
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3949/33436429166_630...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3949/33436429166_6301dd4e68_c.jpg

New used lens, I was missing the 60mm and one turned up cosmetically challenged but it appears that is because optically it is very...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-16-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I did post some colour, well two frames, earlier...

I did post some colour, well two frames, earlier on the M8 with the Amedeo adapter.
Good to see work coming in now, I was getting a bit lonely.
Forum: Nikon RF 03-16-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Had some issues with signing in, which is...

Had some issues with signing in, which is unusual, but found my way back eventually.

SC Skopar 21mm f4 gives a new perspective, literally, on my test branch.
FP4 now in HC110 1:60 12...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-13-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Just one on the Zeiss Sonnar on...

Just one on the Zeiss Sonnar on Acros/S2/Pyrocat:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3814/33033482400_d4634fe4b9_b.jpg

I have run some HC110 for a change, to come when scanned and edited.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-12-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,568
Posted By ChrisLivsey
No need for a "special" screen simply adjust the...

No need for a "special" screen simply adjust the iso/asa on the meter to compensate for varying screen brightness.
Forum: Nikon RF 03-12-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
More 50mm, a change to the Zeiss 50mm f1.5 Nikon...

More 50mm, a change to the Zeiss 50mm f1.5 Nikon rangefinder fit re-issue lens.

They have Landed
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3706/33236040272_ee23125173_b.jpg
Interesting exposure challenge, it's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2017
Replies: 194
Views: 19,924
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Porta 400 on a Hasselblad H1...

Porta 400 on a Hasselblad H1

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8618/16027932893_3425a74a37_b.jpg

And Fuji Pro400H
Never can decide which film I like...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-11-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
WARNING DIGITAL COLOUR I decided the Amedeo...

WARNING DIGITAL COLOUR

I decided the Amedeo adapter deserved a place in the month of shooting and putting it on a film Leica seemed a bit silly as who could tell which light tight box was used so I...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-11-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
It is said that as many days as there are in the...

It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men and horses that stand along the road, each horse and man at the interval of a day’s journey; and these are stayed...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-10-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,561
Posted By ChrisLivsey
The month before? Due diligence would have noted...

The month before?
Due diligence would have noted the crescendo of rumours and "leaks" let alone the time from introduction to new models being fairly predictable.

M8 – 2006
M9 – 2009
M (Type 240) –...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-10-2017
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,198
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I always feel it strange that after the tightest...

I always feel it strange that after the tightest edit and layout in "America" he could produce such almost incoherent work later but then again the danger, if there is one, of being a "one trick"...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Regrettably shoot Fuji is the current answer, I...

Regrettably shoot Fuji is the current answer, I have seen no reports of Fuji having problems but I may be in error. Both Kodak and Ilford (to a lesser extent) have this problem currently. The phrase...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-10-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
The Jupiter 8 from the former USSR is a Sonnar...

The Jupiter 8 from the former USSR is a Sonnar copy and is a competent performer if a good copy is found. It allegedly requires tweaking for best focus on a Nikon rangefinder, this copy may have been...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,568
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Noted, thank you. It's all the little bits that...

Noted, thank you.

It's all the little bits that now seem to be shooting up, I resurrected my light meter winder knob when I saw what they were asking to check function.
Forum: Nikon RF 03-09-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
The second of the 50mm lenses, this a 5cm f1.4 in...

The second of the 50mm lenses, this a 5cm f1.4 in chrome 351443, and for comparison being internal mounting the weight loss is dramatic 153g.
Nikon made literally thousands of these and it used to be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,568
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Why? One of the advantages of the modular system...

Why? One of the advantages of the modular system is it very quick and easy to switch from an angled prism finder to waist-level in field, I wouldn't recommend it every other shot but if you set out...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,012
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Just found that one, looks like a re-paint to me....

Just found that one, looks like a re-paint to me. They have copied the paint distribution from a 9 where the rewind is black. I have seen a 7 black paint with genuine wear and the rewind was chrome...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,012
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Those details very much appreciated. I will find...

Those details very much appreciated. I will find my invoice for the 7, bought S/H in Manchester UK in the early 70s. Lots of filters and Tubset included for little money, they were really out of...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-08-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Just a couple more from the 85mm f2, the...

Just a couple more from the 85mm f2, the "Sleepers" one earlier made Explore on Flickr, always surprises me which of mine are "chosen" never the ones I think, must be a poor editor of my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2017
Replies: 194
Views: 19,924
Posted By ChrisLivsey
You want...

You want big?

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/283/18118357854_c5c1d531b9_b.jpg
Red Campion
500c/m 120mm Makro Planar
P20 Phase One digital Back- is that...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-07-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Today the turn of the Nikkor P 8.5cm f2. A bit of...

Today the turn of the Nikkor P 8.5cm f2. A bit of a beast 100g heavier than the 13.5 cm from yesterday, but faster of course. It's not a lens to carry around "just in case". Robert calls it 15oz 435g...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-06-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
You need to try an S2 with the 50mm but the S3 is...

You need to try an S2 with the 50mm but the S3 is also my choice especially with a 35mm.
Forum: Nikon RF 03-06-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
My 13.5cm rangefinder mount Nikkor f3.5 may date...

My 13.5cm rangefinder mount Nikkor f3.5 may date to 1956 but it is a good, indeed very good, performer. This is described as new style because the barrel design not optics changed but is not the very...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,012
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Brett, again :) , I nearly always use the reflex,...

Brett, again :) , I nearly always use the reflex, despite the angle, it does take a few frames to adjust. I have used the rangefinder with wide angle lenses dialling in 135 on the rangefinder to get...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,012
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Brett, that detail is much appreciated, I don't...

Brett, that detail is much appreciated, I don't have the book, the last one I saw was for sale at £250, that's an awful lot of film.
Forum: Nikon RF 03-04-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3665/33197649466_c27...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3665/33197649466_c27c70536c_b.jpg

Start of the parade of 50mm lenses.
Nokton 50mm f1.5 Asph
S2 Acros 100 Pyro HD 1:1:100 15min semi stand pre-soak V850

Acros Pyro and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-03-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,561
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Here's an etc. for you: 2008 Hasselblad H3DII 39...

Here's an etc. for you:

2008 Hasselblad H3DII 39 body only £21,502.50

2017 e-bay sales around £3,000, those asking £5,000+ don't sell unless lots of extras, like a lens ;)
Forum: Nikon RF 03-03-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Just another from the 2.8cm/f3.5 roll, details as...

Just another from the 2.8cm/f3.5 roll, details as above.
This one well braced as wide open, yes f3.5, but 1/15th, just picked up some movement blur on the hairdresser on...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-03-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I am liking "classic" ;) That'l drive the prices...

I am liking "classic" ;) That'l drive the prices up.
Good shot as well.
Forum: Nikon RF 03-02-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Off we...

Off we go.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3865/32407010903_61871f165c_b.jpg

Pile it high and sell it, hopefully.

This is where a 28mm is useful in providing a more interesting shot (hopefully). I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,012
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Here are my pair I have owned for about 50 years...

Here are my pair I have owned for about 50 years !! How frightening is that.
One of the attributes they had was the extensive support for macro and micro work, I have a brochure somewhere with the...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-01-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,122
Posted By ChrisLivsey
March 2017 Nikon RF Month

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2841/33192514065_5a34c42bf3_c.jpg

So, out promptly on the 1st. with the first lenses and bodies.The 35mm f1.8 Nikkor (original version) on the R2S and a chrome f1.4...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-01-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,440
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I had missed that, thank you for the detail, but...

I had missed that, thank you for the detail, but note a later post as I thought it very unlikely paper making to the required quality was possible nor feasible for the volume required, too small and...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-28-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,440
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Do you have a source for that information I have...

Do you have a source for that information I have not seen referenced elsewhere?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,426
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Quite remarkable figures as quoted:€400,592...

Quite remarkable figures as quoted:€400,592 pledged of €70,000 goal
3,049 backers 29 days to go.

When completed Ferrania Kickstarter had:5,582 backers pledged $322,420 to help bring this project to...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-25-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,392
Posted By ChrisLivsey
I think the description refers to the seller...

I think the description refers to the seller advertising it for parts rather than a functional body. The condition, disregarding the effect of Salvador Dali, of parts indeed is apparently good if say...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-25-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,866
Posted By ChrisLivsey
He was banned ISTR a bit over obsessive about...

He was banned ISTR a bit over obsessive about Leica in a Nikon thread :rolleyes:

BTW love the 10th anniversary comment.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-25-2017
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,198
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Thank you for those succinct reviews, appreciated.

Thank you for those succinct reviews, appreciated.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-23-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,379
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3927/32226285524_a00...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3927/32226285524_a0034fbf17_c.jpg

Another one turned up, a real beater but still works like a champ.
1965 on serial lens is 1966 or thereabouts, they want to re shoot...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2017
Replies: 5,552
Views: 953,248
Posted By ChrisLivsey
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2311/32939812611_ff1...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2311/32939812611_ff128bd385_c.jpg

I have been after a nice 85mm f1.8 a while, the lens featured in Michelangelo Antonioni's film Blow-Up (1966) wielded by David...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2017
Replies: 5,552
Views: 953,248
Posted By ChrisLivsey
Thank you for kind comments, I struck lucky. The...

Thank you for kind comments, I struck lucky.
The AR-1 looks weird but makes the operation much better IMHO.
On framing, just like exposure where I shoot sunny sixteen, I guess. It is though an...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-20-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,279
Posted By ChrisLivsey
The new Zeiss made for the Nikon Rangefinders is...

The new Zeiss made for the Nikon Rangefinders is for me subtly "better" than the ZM version which I also have. I can't put my finger on why nor I suspect could I separate images if I didn't know...
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