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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 53
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 1,050
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, This is a very easy question to ask but a...

Hi,

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

The problem is that, by the time you notice something is odd, a lot of other things will also need a little TLC. And if...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By David Hughes
Welcome aboard. This might explain things; as...

Welcome aboard.

This might explain things; as you may know, in the early 30's the USSR copied the Leica Model II and called it the FED. WW2 came along and the FED works were destroyed and so KMZ in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 600
Posted By David Hughes
In their advertising in the 60's Bushnell used to...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Olympus RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 46,664
Posted By David Hughes
Surely, after reading all these post you can...

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

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

You have to scroll down...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 832
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks. There was a website that would tell you...

Thanks.


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


Perhaps someone else knows what happened...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,795
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/France/i-rpMDhkF/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/France/i-rpMDhkF/0/93f4e965/XL/France%2002-XL.jpg
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,437
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting discussion; I have often wondered if...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 832
Posted By David Hughes
What's the 6 digit number printed on the cassette...

What's the 6 digit number printed on the cassette by the bar code, anyone, please?
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,437
Posted By David Hughes
I think the key is the word "lucky" as I've had...

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


By the way, I put the cards...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,494
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, My comments followed this "I got this m4P...

Hi,


My comments followed this "I got this m4P for Ł700, together with a not very accurate but working MR4( I can calibrate it). The prism can be rebuild here(UK) and the overall cost is still...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 4,127
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, no offence taken; I just wanted to clear...

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


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 925
Posted By David Hughes
Yes, and Leica prices follow anything vaguely...

Yes, and Leica prices follow anything vaguely usable on a Leica; 36mm slip on filters and hoods cost a fortune instead of a pound or two like other sizes. Luckily the Chinese hoods are good and...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,437
Posted By David Hughes
It's a great pity we have to buy such huge cards;...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,437
Posted By David Hughes
Minolta 7000i (film) takes a card like the...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,437
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting, my first reaction was that it would...

Interesting, my first reaction was that it would probably fire up after being put in and out of card slots a few times; hence my comment about waiting a day in my first post. Experience tells me that...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,437
Posted By David Hughes
I'd like to answer that but have broken a finger...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 4,127
Posted By David Hughes
You shouldn't have; FWIW, I was surprised Fuji...

You shouldn't have; FWIW, I was surprised Fuji included an exposure guide in what it clearly aimed at "pro" photographers. Obviously I'd expect it with (say) C200 but there isn't one with...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 925
Posted By David Hughes
Yes, just look at the price of a 1930's lens hood...

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


Regards,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,494
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, yes, but the problem is finding a nice M2,...

Hmmm, yes, but the problem is finding a nice M2, M4 or M4P. In a nutshell that means going to a decent dealer and finding one with a guarantee, testing it with a film and then relaxing or getting it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 925
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly, and anyone who reads the posts about...

Exactly, and anyone who reads the posts about Leicas on these forums will not get the impression that they are 100% perfect and never fail. And usually they fail for the same reasons as FEDs, Zorkis...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,437
Posted By David Hughes
That's good news. We can all sleep at night...

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

Just read your previous post about not having the USB cord. I don't know what the situation in your country is but a lot of shops accumulate them...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,437
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting; I wonder about putting it in the M8,...

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


Please don't blame me though...


Regards, David
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,437
Posted By David Hughes
I'm sorry you are having such a problem with it,...

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


Have you tried putting it back in the M8 and using the lead to connect it with the computer and so on? I assume you can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,526
Posted By David Hughes
Got to agree; so a different SLR and you have a...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 4,127
Posted By David Hughes
About 10 or 12 years ago I started getting rid of...

About 10 or 12 years ago I started getting rid of all my cameras and checking them before I sold them. I looked for a suitable film, as in cheap and good, because there were a lot of cameras to get...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By David Hughes
It cuts both ways, I had a Leica part (minor)...

It cuts both ways, I had a Leica part (minor) fitted to a FED once, many years ago, and an Olympus XA with a nasty deep scratch on the sliding cover came back without it and only substituting a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By David Hughes
Those SR44's are silver oxide but LR44's are not....

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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By David Hughes
Nice to see an "Elmax" lens though. Regards,...

Nice to see an "Elmax" lens though.


Regards, David


PS Far too dear, anyway...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,526
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, why not buy the next one you see at under...

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


Regards, David


PS And don't touch analogue cameras, stick to film ones.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, PX28 is an old mercury battery designation....

Hi,

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

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

but I don't think he can post them...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 4,127
Posted By David Hughes
Thank you so much for that link, I guess everyone...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 2,640
Posted By David Hughes
Nothing like stating the obvious; there are a lot...

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


Assumming 300 dots per inch is exhibition...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By David Hughes
A tripod is essential unless going for projected...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,149
Posted By David Hughes
The acid test, imo, would be a print 3ft by 2ft...

The acid test, imo, would be a print 3ft by 2ft or something as large. We are looking at very small* pictures on a screen and there's nothing like a small version of text or image to hide the flaws....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,117
Posted By David Hughes
I guess a warning is needed for this thread as it...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 553
Posted By David Hughes
Well, I like and use the older MC meter on my M2...

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


Regards, David


PS And "No Batteries...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,149
Posted By David Hughes
Everything I have seen suggests film was about 8,...

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


Look here for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,128
Posted By David Hughes
There are not many SLR's based on (or a tribute...

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


Regards, David
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By David Hughes
That is sad news, he was one of the best. David

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


David
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,253
Posted By David Hughes
Oskar managed perfectly well with a 40mm Mikro...

Oskar managed perfectly well with a 40mm Mikro Summar on the prototype but settled on 50mm later on. So I'd say the M2 etc. Just don't look in any camera shops and, if travelling in company, send...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By David Hughes
It might be a good idea to scan the print and...

It might be a good idea to scan the print and then use an editor etc. That way it won't show that it's been retouched.


Regards, David
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 508
Posted By David Hughes
If you look in the kitchen you might find a good...

If you look in the kitchen you might find a good enough timer there that you could borrow. They don't have to be made for darkroom use: just for minutes and seconds will do.

Some of us develop for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 11,507
Posted By David Hughes
I get most with less fuss when the one camera is...

I get most with less fuss when the one camera is a small SLR (OM and it's rivals) and the one lens is a decent zoom. I don't print bigger than A4 or roughly 12" by 8" and they work well for me. It...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 2,657
Posted By David Hughes
One or two advantages to untaped logos come to...

One or two advantages to untaped logos come to mind; firstly chatting with other film users and the networking that it leads to like where to buy film and labs that are still open etc. Then there's ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,657
Posted By David Hughes
Talking of tea leaves half inching cameras*; you...

Talking of tea leaves half inching cameras*; you often see them on ebay with only a strap and lens cap but seldom any instructions. I guess a lot were like that when stolen, otherwise where's the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,657
Posted By David Hughes
Just for...

Just for you...


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-vhHP9br/0/cffc0463/XL/Grass%20Car-XL.jpg


Regards, David


PS Mostly I think they debadge cars so that you'll think they have the bigger...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,657
Posted By David Hughes
It's like taking the badges off of cars but...

It's like taking the badges off of cars but cheaper I guess...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-08-2019
Replies: 355
Views: 62,880
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-J5QLh9...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-J5QLh9d/0/56378499/X2/Photo%2013-X2.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-08-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 968
Posted By David Hughes
In fairness to the sellers; a lot of these long...

In fairness to the sellers; a lot of these long term users just don't notice things fading and so sell them as VGC and the next owner gets a shock and the seller gets a poor reputation. Get a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-08-2019
Replies: 355
Views: 62,880
Posted By David Hughes
True, and few people realise that the one and...

True, and few people realise that the one and only Paris is in France, despite what the Berne List says...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-08-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By David Hughes
That's the best part about those old mechanical...

That's the best part about those old mechanical cameras (and a lot of other mechanical things). Congratulations.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2019
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,128
Posted By David Hughes
They are very hard to fault and dirt cheap...

They are very hard to fault and dirt cheap too.


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By David Hughes
Isn't it odd how the reaction to a problem with a...

Isn't it odd how the reaction to a problem with a Leica or Contax lens differs wildly from the reaction to a similar problem with a FED or Kiev's lens? I wonder why...


Regards, David
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,371
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, There's for and against film and...

Hi,

There's for and against film and digital.

Film and my cameras make me slow down and think about the photo but I have to take 36 or 24 before I'm sure I got what I want.

Digital is great for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By David Hughes
There's other oddities in lens tests; they don't...

There's other oddities in lens tests; they don't seem to know that 12x8's are usually printed as 10x8's and that knocks off the edges. Secondly, someone who prints 4x6 and nothing else won't even...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-06-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 968
Posted By David Hughes
Best way is to ask to see the bill from whoever...

Best way is to ask to see the bill from whoever did it...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 740
Posted By David Hughes
Beat, imo, to start selling off when you need the...

Beat, imo, to start selling off when you need the cash for a repair to another camera (of course).


Regards, David


PS It's the last 6 dozen that cause the heart to ache.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-06-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By David Hughes
Guessing less power needed for manual and so an...

Guessing less power needed for manual and so an HR - from corrosion somewhere - could be the cause.


Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2019
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,763
Posted By David Hughes
Are there wheels at the foot of the ladder? Just...

Are there wheels at the foot of the ladder? Just wondering about those who forget it's there and drive off regardless...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, well, um, it's an auction and that's just...

Hmmm, well, um, it's an auction and that's just the opening bid and there's 6 days to go.


So lets hope no one sees it and we get it for the opening price...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-04-2019
Replies: 947
Views: 187,758
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Steam/i-HZfp8Jx/0...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Steam/i-HZfp8Jx/0/c0d80421/L/The%20Knotty-L.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 925
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, You can't give more than a generalised...

Hi,

You can't give more than a generalised answer to this age old question. I've had more or less all the cameras mentioned and - I hope - handle them all the same. From time to time they need a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By David Hughes
This is the cheapest lens I've used on dear body,...

This is the cheapest lens I've used on dear body, so far, although I had two Industar 26's from memory that I got for a pound the pair and used them as...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-30-2019
Replies: 162
Views: 29,371
Posted By David Hughes
Welcome aboard. They are nice cameras, aren't...

Welcome aboard.


They are nice cameras, aren't they? Lots of us have them or else have happy memories of when we had them.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By David Hughes
I would have said that the R's are big and heavy...

I would have said that the R's are big and heavy but practical - well I liked my R5 but couldn't afford Leica's prices for a needed repair. I got my money back selling the lenses and have enough...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,598
Posted By David Hughes
I can remember getting half frame slides back,...

I can remember getting half frame slides back, just one per box of normal slides, and the one was the spoilt frame at the front of the film as the take-up spool took up the exposed to the sky...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By David Hughes
I thought that the deal that resulted in the M5...

I thought that the deal that resulted in the M5 and CL in the 70's was that Leica gained Minolta's electronic and mass production expertise and Minolta gained from Leica's lens expertise. Both seem...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-30-2019
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,763
Posted By David Hughes
I know just how you feel and as you get older it...

I know just how you feel and as you get older it happens more and more.

Regards, David
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,598
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I know it's blindingly obvious but this is a...

Hi,

I know it's blindingly obvious but this is a forum and sometime the obvious needs to be thrown into the ring...

So, the 35mm cameras are normally held and shot in landscape format and turned...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By David Hughes
Here's a dead bee positioned on the mic's stage...

Here's a dead bee positioned on the mic's stage and held in place by a matchstick resting on it.


https://photos.smugmug.com/Technique/Close-Up/i-chxFJJR/0/a99dfc1a/XL/Bee%2004-XL.jpg


And here's...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-28-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,461
Posted By David Hughes
I do wish this post could be deleted, it just...

I do wish this post could be deleted, it just rubs in how much I should have paid...



Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By David Hughes
Leica IIIa, f/3.5 Elmar and...

Leica IIIa, f/3.5 Elmar and NOOKY...


https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/Leica-IIs-FED-1s-and-Zorki-1s/i-TVQtJgx/0/b1371a15/O/NOOKY%204.jpg


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 36,230
Posted By David Hughes
Thank you again, that first one is...

Thank you again, that first one is brilliant.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,128
Posted By David Hughes
Do it now; we all need a bit of excitement from...

Do it now; we all need a bit of excitement from time to time...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By David Hughes
That confirms what I was told years ago when I...

That confirms what I was told years ago when I visited them and asked about removing a frame-line. They said the metal was as thin as a razor blade and couldn't really be worked on. (That was when...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-26-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,117
Posted By David Hughes
Yup! It's Old Warden a mecca for old cars, old...

Yup! It's Old Warden a mecca for old cars, old bikes, old aircraft and old cameras. Edit and old gits...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-26-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 951
Posted By David Hughes
There's not much to it; without a template you...

There's not much to it; without a template you just extend the thin bit of the leader and take care not to cut a spocket hole as you finish the cut. The last bit's the same shape as it was before you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-26-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,117
Posted By David Hughes
I wish you hadn't mentioned that version. I can...

I wish you hadn't mentioned that version. I can see more expense coming along...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-26-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,117
Posted By David Hughes
I'm amazed, no one these days seems to have seen...

I'm amazed, no one these days seems to have seen it or even recognise the title; same goes for L&H etc, etc. A great shame...

As for matching the camera to the subject, this is what I often shoot...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-26-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,117
Posted By David Hughes
I would love to have this widely known but...

I would love to have this widely known but alas...

The strange thing is that CZ lenses are seen as perfect and Jupiters spoilt by those wicked Soviet workers. A great pity as I know someone who took...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-26-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,117
Posted By David Hughes
I find the old and new Leicas to be no different...

I find the old and new Leicas to be no different from any other camera in that they all need regular servicing and bad wear and tear take them beyond the servicable point. Alas, you don't get a log...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-26-2019
Replies: 822
Views: 139,717
Posted By David Hughes
A proper...

A proper bike...


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-XNjhqfn/0/af0143a1/L/GWR%20Bike-L.jpg


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2019
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,128
Posted By David Hughes
A red wrist strap to match (almost) the red case...

A red wrist strap to match (almost) the red case with my old Leica D-Lux.


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-7V655CW/0/17399b3e/L/Red%20D-Lux%20Case%20%26c-L.jpg


Regards, David
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-25-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,590
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, It's a Leica FISON, meaning a lens hood for...

Hi,

It's a Leica FISON, meaning a lens hood for the Elmar f/3.5 5cm lens. Made from 1933 onwards and incredibly expensive these days for what it is...


The large thing under it is a camera cradle...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-25-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,117
Posted By David Hughes
I forgot to add that - compared to the 7S - the...

I forgot to add that - compared to the 7S - the FEDs have another advantage "No Mercury Batteries Required"...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Years ago the frame lines for one lens...

Hi,


Years ago the frame lines for one lens irritated and I blocked them by putting four thin strips of black sticky plastic tape on the translucent window. You can find the exact position by moving...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,117
Posted By David Hughes
The 7s can out perform a lot of other cameras but...

The 7s can out perform a lot of other cameras but does that mean they are all bad? Some of us like cameras because of their quirks. I bother with 1936 FEDs for the same reason I bother with 1936...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,117
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, He did a good job for me and has the parts....

Hi,


He did a good job for me and has the parts. Newton Ellis and Co in Liverpoo have also done good work on old USSR made ones but I've not needed much repaired in the last few years so my info may...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,117
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I thought I had some figures somewhere and...

Hi,

I thought I had some figures somewhere and have just dug them up; these are for the FED RF's and are from various sources.

It seems to me that a reasonable number for FED RF production would...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,590
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, There's a slotted or vented lens hood in the...

Hi,

There's a slotted or vented lens hood in the top right of this picture. The slots are so you can use the RF....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-23-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,117
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks for the info. Can you give a date for...

Thanks for the info. Can you give a date for these purchases, please?


It's strange no one else has a similar story...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-23-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,117
Posted By David Hughes
It's a pity you have to buy and like and keep...

It's a pity you have to buy and like and keep things before you can write any feedback. I'd like to comment on people who write strange descriptions and won't answer questions, meaning I don't buy...
Forum: RFF News 05-23-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By David Hughes
Anything to...

Anything to...
Forum: RFF News 05-22-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By David Hughes
Will this...

Will this help?


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-5CZDjnc/0/c6d22d9b/O/FOCA%202.jpg



Regards, David
Forum: RFF News 05-22-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By David Hughes
Nice to see the Foca one, we've been generally...

Nice to see the Foca one, we've been generally neglected over the years.

Another split might be to make Kiev and FED/Zorki - which are chalk and cheese - have their own forums with one for "other...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,672
Posted By David Hughes
I often wonder if self-help articles have the...

I often wonder if self-help articles have the same effect on people as DIY repairs do on cameras. And what's the equivalent of selling the resulting mess on ebay?


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 855
Posted By David Hughes
Obviously intended for use where professional...

Obviously intended for use where professional cameras are banned. And very inconspicuous beside all those mobile phones...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,672
Posted By David Hughes
So I can make money from my OOF photo's? Wow! I'm...

So I can make money from my OOF photo's? Wow! I'm getting all emotional...


Regards, David
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By David Hughes
The IIIc was a wartime camera and parts were not...

The IIIc was a wartime camera and parts were not so readily available from Germany. In fact the IIIc never reached (meaning imported and sold in) Britain until long after the war apart from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,672
Posted By David Hughes
So no one loves their Leica? Regards, David

So no one loves their Leica?


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-19-2019
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,854
Posted By David Hughes
The...

The Roaches


https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-w472T2f/0/60f2654e/XL/i-w472T2f-XL.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-19-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,117
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting but I'd like to know how many brand...

Interesting but I'd like to know how many brand new cameras you have bought in the old USSR, make, models etc...

Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-19-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,117
Posted By David Hughes
The strange thing is that none of the old USSR...

The strange thing is that none of the old USSR made lenses were intended for the Leicas in any shape or form. And the J-3 and J-8 design was from CZ in the first place then modified to use with...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-18-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, You were wondering about it being legit;...

Hi,

You were wondering about it being legit; from (say) the forgers point of view it would be very difficult and hardly profitable to forge the die cast body of a Leica IIIc onwards. They are not...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I couldn't agree more; I wonder when people...

Hi,

I couldn't agree more; I wonder when people talk about character because - as I see it - a camera body and lens should be neutral and not get in the way of the photo making.

OTOH, it is fun to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-18-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,107
Posted By David Hughes
Just read the thread, I think he means Добро...

Just read the thread, I think he means Добро пожаловать товарищи or, perhaps, Привет товарищи and it would look better if I could remember where the quotation marks are in Cyrillic on this UK...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By David Hughes
Seriously...

Hi,


Save the opened one for when you get that screw threaded Leica you've always wanted and then practice cutting the ends and loading the camera and cassette...


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, You don't want the aggravation, honest. I...

Hi,

You don't want the aggravation, honest.

I think people go for duds because they can play with them and find out things (like how cack handed they are and how they need the right tools) and you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-18-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By David Hughes
Once upon a time RF's were accessories and lots...

Once upon a time RF's were accessories and lots of firms made them. You still see them on ebay and so on and they are often dirt cheap as few want them and fewer still know what they are for. In your...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By David Hughes
Fascinating photo, by the way... Regards, David

Fascinating photo, by the way...


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,535
Posted By David Hughes
Luckily a few of us old gits know that you win...

Luckily a few of us old gits know that you win some and you lose some.


And when we give the wrong answer, when asked on forums, it's called bitching...


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By David Hughes
On the other hand, I have sold a few dead cameras...

On the other hand, I have sold a few dead cameras on ebay as "Useless" and find that a bidding war is often started.


Either way you decide, I'll wish you luck.


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Don't scrap the Kiev but send it to Oleg*...

Hi,


Don't scrap the Kiev but send it to Oleg* and get it sorted out. That way you'll get a good Kiev for a very low price...


Regards, David
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-16-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,598
Posted By David Hughes
In your shoes I'd go after the Konica C35 you...

In your shoes I'd go after the Konica C35 you first mentioned. It's difficult to fault them but get one that's got a lens cap with it as the chances are that it will have protected the photo-electric...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 2,327
Posted By David Hughes
The real problem is smugglng them into...

The real problem is smugglng them into England...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 2,327
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks. Would you believe I have the same...

Thanks.

Would you believe I have the same problem with Selkirk Bannocks, Tea Cakes, Scones and Balm Brack? They just don't last five minutes and then there's bread pudding...

Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 2,327
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-ZXnmnTb/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-ZXnmnTb/0/c95a1d71/X2/Photo%2032-X2.jpg


This is English, not Welsh, but I couldn't find any pictures of Bara Brith...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2019
Replies: 363
Views: 107,449
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-jKkmndh/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-jKkmndh/0/5575e758/L/Montana%201-L.jpg


Made by Montaus in Solingen, Germany in the early 1950's. The lens hood by B-D-B...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 9,124
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-L4Kskmx/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-L4Kskmx/0/d740ab6d/X2/Double%20Decker-X2.jpg


The wedding was in Surrey and the party afterwards was in Kent and so, to avoid a long convoy of cars and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-10-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By David Hughes
I wonder about these posts; I own 2 or 3 cameras...

I wonder about these posts; I own 2 or 3 cameras that I know about because I've had them for decades and others have, no doubt, similar experience of one or two. Being mine they've been, more or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,014
Posted By David Hughes
Anything faster than f/2... Regards, David

Anything faster than f/2...


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,110
Posted By David Hughes
Getting your hands on the originals can be an...

Getting your hands on the originals can be an eyeopener. The trouble is that a lot of red tape has to be unknotted before you get beyond what I call the photocopy of a photocopy.

Another problem is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-09-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3,199
Posted By David Hughes
Oak:- https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-...

Oak:-


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-wFnFhBn/0/1bfdc01d/O/Tree%201.jpg


and its provenance:-


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-HHnjM8T/0/7143f9b5/O/Tree%202.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,110
Posted By David Hughes
Oh dear, it's begining to seem compulsary to put...

Oh dear, it's begining to seem compulsary to put him and everything he did on a pedestal...

Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,133
Posted By David Hughes
Letting go of old cameras is just as...

Letting go of old cameras is just as hard...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,133
Posted By David Hughes
Years ago my mother was in her 80's and decided...

Years ago my mother was in her 80's and decided to go through all the family photo's and write on the back who they were of and when they were taken. I'm very glad she did.

So I now have family...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By David Hughes
And they had waists... Regards, David

And they had waists...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 849
Posted By David Hughes
I wish I hadn't read this thread, it makes me...

I wish I hadn't read this thread, it makes me want my R5 again and I know what it will cost and all the worries that go with it and what Leica charge for an estimate to repair it...


Regards,...
Forum: Travel 05-01-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,061
Posted By David Hughes
It's very odd, no one ever mentions a macro lens...

It's very odd, no one ever mentions a macro lens and yet it's on my travels that I see details I've never seen before and then the - so called - macro function on my compact zoom is very useful;...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 992
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly. (This message is too short for RFF...

Exactly.




(This message is too short for RFF but is exactly what I wanted to say: so there... )
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,061
Posted By David Hughes
FWIW, this year I've taken two cameras away with...

FWIW, this year I've taken two cameras away with me and have decided that that's one too many. Now I think a digital like the LX5 or a film one like the µ-V; both small and usable with decent zoom...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By David Hughes
As usual I'm ahead of you all as I've a couple of...

As usual I'm ahead of you all as I've a couple of frames left to shoot in the FED-1 and then I move on to something else as a contrast. perhaps the OM-1 or the X-300...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-30-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,028
Posted By David Hughes
Well done, now enjoy it and forget what we...

Well done, now enjoy it and forget what we said...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 992
Posted By David Hughes
I wouldn't buy any digital camera new as there...

I wouldn't buy any digital camera new as there are enough around much cheaper but, on the other hand, if someone was to give me a Hermes Leica in the film version I'd say TVM and run away quickly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 849
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, the first Zenit was based on the Zorki and...

Hmmm, the first Zenit was based on the Zorki and that was based on the FED and that was based on the Leica II...


They all improved on what went before but it's fair to say that the Leitz FP shutter...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-30-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,028
Posted By David Hughes
Short answer - NO. I've had loved cameras fail...

Short answer - NO.

I've had loved cameras fail and spent ages on the phone discovering why no one will touch them. The longest answer went like this "stripping it down and then re-assembling might...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-25-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 861
Posted By David Hughes
Cats like a life of luxury and ease and so pick...

Cats like a life of luxury and ease and so pick people with luxury cameras. Being photographed is a small price to pay...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-24-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By David Hughes
It just shows how important the title is, "door...

It just shows how important the title is, "door furniture" would have kept us on track.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,670
Posted By David Hughes
Kodak did some good books; I've a selection...

Kodak did some good books; I've a selection ranging from the neat little or pocket freebie, the normal size paperback up to the mega hardback.


I value the free one most of all.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,670
Posted By David Hughes
Mostly because you don't know until you've...

Mostly because you don't know until you've watched it. Same way you discover there's no sugar in your coffee...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,670
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Well, yes, I think we agree. FWIW, I...

Hi,

Well, yes, I think we agree.

FWIW, I don't think the idea of a sensible compromise ever enters what - for want of a better word - we'll call their minds. It seems to be about winning and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,670
Posted By David Hughes
Well, I have been living and trying to cope with...

Well, I have been living and trying to cope with their blunders for decades and am not very impressed. Most seem to have their heads stuck firmly in the sand.

As for videos and still photo's, they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,670
Posted By David Hughes
Trouble is that those who don't know; don't...

Trouble is that those who don't know; don't understand and don't care usually end up as politicians...


Regards, David
Forum: Olympus RF 04-21-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By David Hughes
Is the film pulled tight so the cassette is flat?...

Is the film pulled tight so the cassette is flat? usually slackness makes the cassette turn slightly and block doors; with most film cameras, btw...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,832
Posted By David Hughes
Yes it was the first thing that came to mind when...

Yes it was the first thing that came to mind when I heard and then saw the news.

I'll second the tourist/tourism paragraph too; we have some superb churhes etc here and yet only one or two famous...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,832
Posted By David Hughes
My pleasure, here's a typical view of York...

My pleasure, here's a typical view of York Minster.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-LvcmjJR/0/62c79eb6/X2/Photo%2005%20%2B-X2.jpg


(Olympus XA2 and Fuji C200)


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,832
Posted By David Hughes
Some of you might find these of interest and...

Some of you might find these of interest and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By David Hughes
Odd how these things stick in your mind and it...

Odd how these things stick in your mind and it took me ages to find it but, FWIW, Google translated "Лейка" as watering can once...


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I always thought it meant the same as...

Hi,


I always thought it meant the same as "остроглазый" but there you are...


Have you thought of getting her to translate "FED and Leica"? There's a pdf of it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, although I've no idea what they are like;...

Thanks, although I've no idea what they are like; I did a search and now know when all the schools in Billingham close for the holidays...


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I used to use the twiddley/twisty fasteners...

Hi,


I used to use the twiddley/twisty fasteners years and years ago; the picture took me back. But I remember how they failed and the boxes I've seen are too pristine.


At the moment my money's on...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks everyone. Now we've got the answer...

Thanks everyone. Now we've got the answer something completely different will appear on ebay as BNIB. ;-)


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-09-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By David Hughes
This looks pretty good and starts with the famous...

This looks pretty good and starts with the famous warnings:-


http://community.fortunecity.ws/marina/marine/569/rusrngfdrs/fed1zorki1.html


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By David Hughes
How did these boxes fasten?

Hi,

The title says it all but I'll add that I have given a lot of thought to it and a piece of string through the holes seems the obvious answer. Here's the box in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-09-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Don't worry too much; FED's are difficult to...

Hi,

Don't worry too much; FED's are difficult to get/understand because (A) they were never exported and so the only instruction manuals are in Russian and (B) a lot of people thinking they were...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-08-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By David Hughes
Well, um, yes and no; my experience of them sold...

Well, um, yes and no; my experience of them sold as "serviced" or (worse) "CLA'ed" is that I'd sooner buy a cheap but good looking one and pay someone I know and trust to sort it out. But, of course,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-08-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, About locking; looking down from above you...

Hi,

About locking; looking down from above you push the shutter button down and turn it anti-clockwise (looking from behind to the right). The red mark on the shutter button goes from 11 o'clock to...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-05-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I have a CZ lens hood on my pre-war (1937...

Hi,


I have a CZ lens hood on my pre-war (1937 from memory) Sonnar and its code no. is 1283/15 or IFMOB, that's the screw in version, btw. The slip on version is 1281/9 or IDVEC.


Those codes came...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-04-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, In your shoes, I wouldn't attempt to do...

Hi,

In your shoes, I wouldn't attempt to do anything with it except check what has been suggested (above).

Don't think about scrapping it and buying another because you'll just start the sequence...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 955
Posted By David Hughes
Most cameras mentioned on RFF are so posh that...

Most cameras mentioned on RFF are so posh that they wouldn't speak to the likes of us...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-29-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 36,230
Posted By David Hughes
Those were the days my friend; we thought they'd...

Those were the days my friend; we thought they'd never end.


A modern note, a few minutes from my house there was a huge clump of primroses beside the road. Went home got the camera and when I got...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-29-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 36,230
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, FWIW I get a lot more pleasure from the...

Thanks, FWIW I get a lot more pleasure from the primroses appearing in the woods as they mean winter is over and spring has begun.



It's a pity they don't draw the crowds like the orchids at Kew...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,376
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I think the problem is that I am thinking...

Hi,


I think the problem is that I am thinking that exposing for the shadows is a very precise thing and so can't be guessed. OTOH, you could guess and then bracket it but that's extra fiddly with...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,376
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly. The problem as I see it is that...

Exactly. The problem as I see it is that "pocketable" imposes restriction on the camera's size and weight. And then there's the restrictions imposed by pockets. When it's jeans and tee shirt weather...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By David Hughes
It wasn't only Germany and Japan that were still...

It wasn't only Germany and Japan that were still clearing the ruins and there was very little spare cash in Britain. Food was rationed and a lot of things were in short supply, we didn't get Leicas...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By David Hughes
It wasn't only Germany and Japan that were still...

It wasn't only Germany and Japan that were still clearing the ruins and there was very little spare cash in Britain. Food was rationed and a lot of things were in short supply, we didn't get Leicas...
Forum: Travel 03-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By David Hughes
Another "Agreed with Zuikologist" and add Kew...

Another "Agreed with Zuikologist" and add Kew Gardens to the list.

Having worked almost all my working life in The City I dislike going back - nearly 30 years later - because of the mess they've...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 36,230
Posted By David Hughes
A...

A choice...



https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-Z6ZKB4V/0/423e2131/XL/Orchid-2-XL.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-xsCWNtX/0/6dfe8e78/XL/Primroses-XL.jpg
Forum: Olympus RF 03-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,376
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, one of the points I missed was how you...

Hmmm, one of the points I missed was how you expose for the shadows with the XA and another was why you'd need 125th exposure with a 35mm lens...


Regards, David
Forum: Olympus RF 03-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,376
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I have had one or two (meaning the XA, XA1,...

Hi,

I have had one or two (meaning the XA, XA1, XA2, XA3 and XA4) from new and so I have spent a lot of time shooting with slide film. That means 25, 50 and 64 ASA or ISO as I have to say these...
Forum: Travel 03-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By David Hughes
Things to do in London

The title says it all but I'll add that I was looking for something else and found this:-


www.yha.org.uk/area-guides/london



So I thought I'd put it here as it's not quite the usual guide to all...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-26-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,376
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Isn't that your version of zone focussing?...

Hi,

Isn't that your version of zone focussing?

Regards, David
Forum: Olympus RF 03-25-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,376
Posted By David Hughes
OTOH, better take the XA3 as the main and the XA2...

OTOH, better take the XA3 as the main and the XA2 as a back up.


But let's keep this thread going as it will keep the XA2's price in coins.


Regards, David
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By David Hughes
" Dyslexia or something similar setting...

" Dyslexia or something similar setting in."

Don't worry; it affects us all at times and comes from looking at too many posts on ebay and slowly being contaminated by the weird things they (sellers)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-17-2019
Replies: 341
Views: 44,511
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks for posting this but I wonder... Did...

Thanks for posting this but I wonder... Did anyone else think of Alex Clifton Taylor's "Six English Towns" when they looked? They managed these things so much better 6 or 700 years ago.


Regards,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-14-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By David Hughes
I've been looking inside a FED-1, identical to a...

I've been looking inside a FED-1, identical to a Leica for this post.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/Leica-IIs-FED-1s-and-Zorki-1s/i-qdkbTbk/0/0dc473f5/O/Photo%2048825.jpg

The take-up...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By David Hughes
Years ago one started; "Heaven help the common...

Years ago one started; "Heaven help the common man, possess a Leica if he can..."


Trouble is I can't remember the rest of it.


Regards, David


PS later on, "box" was rhymed with "knocks" - it was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-13-2019
Replies: 5,551
Views: 952,600
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, I often wish there was a digital version...

Thanks, I often wish there was a digital version as they appeal more than the smart. Better handling and a VF and a proper shutter button...

Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Many people use RTFM to mean Read The...

Hi,


Many people use RTFM to mean Read The Factory Manual but, OTOH, not everyone is as polite as we are on RFF...


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-12-2019
Replies: 1,346
Views: 263,885
Posted By David Hughes
Let me guess; did you buy it online? The problem...

Let me guess; did you buy it online?

The problem with comparing a Leica M with a Zorki is that people neglect Zorkis and then sell them but they spend a lot of money on the M's. Treat any Leica like...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By David Hughes
Next time make a note of the frame number last...

Next time make a note of the frame number last thing at night. As we can't see them the frame may be blank but that's assuming they are taking photo's and haven't RTFMed...

Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-11-2019
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,433,238
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-zVj2zvX/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-zVj2zvX/0/baa27a5d/XL/Train-XL.jpg

These kites were six for a pound and so we bought a few and made a kite train...

Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By David Hughes
Erik, That question would be easy to answer with...

Erik, That question would be easy to answer with your camera and my hacksaw but putting the trapdoor back afterwards might just be difficult. I suppose you could take the cover off of the camera and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By David Hughes
Johan, You need one of these but where you'll...

Johan, You need one of these but where you'll find one these days is beyond me.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-mrTCBVr/0/314f33b6/L/Tool-L.jpg

It's an opal extractor, btw.

Regards,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By David Hughes
Since my post in January I've been looking at...

Since my post in January I've been looking at spools and cameras. It's very obvious with the Barnacks, FED-1's and Zorki-1's (and probably the very rare Zorki-2) that some take up spools will fit and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2019
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,128
Posted By David Hughes
A Nice Old FOCA

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-5CZDjnc/0/c6d22d9b/O/FOCA%202.jpg


FWIW, this was the dirtiest camera I have ever bought. Now I need to find someone to sort out the shutter and someone to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-07-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By David Hughes
When the lens was matched to the camera the...

When the lens was matched to the camera the camera (FED or Leica) had a hole in the back and a hole in the back plate. The hole was used to look at the image on a screen and make the adjustments....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-03-2019
Replies: 1,346
Views: 263,885
Posted By David Hughes
You did do well; welcome aboard. Regards, David

You did do well; welcome aboard.


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-03-2019
Replies: 5,551
Views: 952,600
Posted By David Hughes
And thank you, being noticed twice is a rare...

And thank you, being noticed twice is a rare treat.


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-03-2019
Replies: 5,551
Views: 952,600
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, I guess I should have put the measuring...

Thanks, I guess I should have put the measuring chain on it to complete the set.


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-02-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmmm, the heading is "Leica IIIc Copy Royal Navy...

Hmmmm, the heading is "Leica IIIc Copy Royal Navy Camera" and as for the remarks...

Do you think they'd take 40 copy $3 bills for it?

Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 4,605
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting, I was wondering when the 40mm would...

Interesting, I was wondering when the 40mm would be mentioned. And it's been on show since the first post...


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-01-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, "copy" is not the word I'd...

Hmmm, "copy" is not the word I'd use...


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-01-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By David Hughes
M39 x 1 surely? Most people think the early...

M39 x 1 surely?


Most people think the early ones were better made and that's the thread in the instruction manuals. Given that it's 70 years old there'll be a bit of wear and that may well have...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Your post rang a warning bell. Do be...

Hi,

Your post rang a warning bell. Do be careful, you are standing - perhaps teetering - at the top of a very steep and slippery slope.

Worse still, jokes are often a harbinger of lurking...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, You've far too wide a choice and it does...

Hi,

You've far too wide a choice and it does confuse, doesn't it? Here's my 2d worth;

Elmar f/3.5 come coated and uncoated; both are small, neat and loved. Lots available and reasonable...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 949
Posted By David Hughes
There's a link to paypal in ebay. To get into...

There's a link to paypal in ebay. To get into ebay needs an ID and password, then use the ebay link to paypal with you pp id and pw; meaning two iD's and two pw's needed.


Or just go in in the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,062
Posted By David Hughes
The Contax Tix was a superb camera and the B&W...

The Contax Tix was a superb camera and the B&W Kodak APS film was OK but I always wished there was an Ilford FP4 + version (sigh). FWIW I've a Koday B&W film left still sealed in the box but I think...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Try the 7th post...

Hi,


Try the 7th post here:-


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116868&page=2


As far as I can see it covers the correction of the RF in the Leningrad.
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