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Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
M9 is both wider and taller. If you want...

M9 is both wider and taller.

If you want something smaller with a beautiful lens, the X100F with the 23mm f2 takes some beating. Having a fixed lens 23mm f2 makes it ultra compact. The 35mm f1.4 is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,334
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That is a gorgeous photo - the colours themselves...

That is a gorgeous photo - the colours themselves give it a time and place, and while the smokestack menaces in the background, there is a sense of the future and optimism in the bright colours (has...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Day Ago
Replies: 947
Views: 187,719
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A foretaste of infinity, Olympus XA3 Portra...

A foretaste of infinity, Olympus XA3 Portra 400

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/eternity-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Great link Dourbalister! I was too young to...

Great link Dourbalister!

I was too young to remember the moon landings, but I recall my father talking reverently about Hasselblads as the great cameras that went to the moon. The images are just...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,334
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Within such a short space of time that world has...

Within such a short space of time that world has gone. I welcome the end of horrible smoke and pollution, but photos without it don't look half so good!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,236
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ultimately it's about what we all enjoy most (or...

Ultimately it's about what we all enjoy most (or more if it's just film vs digital). I do both and enjoy them.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,004
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Me backwards, Fujifilm XT30 with adapted Zeiss...

Me backwards, Fujifilm XT30 with adapted Zeiss Ultron 50mm f1.8 in Acros Red filter emulation mode.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/me-1-of-1-2.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,236
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I feel the same way about my Fujifilm XT30. I was...

I feel the same way about my Fujifilm XT30. I was out today testing my Rolleiflex 2.8F with Delta 400, but the Fuji could deliver colour, black and white, inside and out, with ISOs up to 6400 (I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Phil - very helpful. Not one for me then!

Thanks Phil - very helpful. Not one for me then!
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Help identifying this lens mount

Popped in to my dealer today, before selling me a Rolleiflex 2.8F, he brought out this Angenieux 9.5-57mm 16mm cine zoom. He knows I want to convert something interesting to use with mirrorless. He...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,787
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
They sound like they are snowed. They do a lot of...

They sound like they are snowed. They do a lot of work for dealers too and it wouldn't surprise me if that gets done a bit more promptly, but I might be transferring my experience with another...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8,801
Views: 858,766
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ball s. I went into my favourite film camera...

Ball s. I went into my favourite film camera store for an autofocus Nikkor 50mm f1.8 and a Helios 44, and came out with a mint Rolleiflex 2.8F.

He threw in the Helios 44 and a lens hood.

I hate...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Apart from the chemical disposal side, a garage...

Apart from the chemical disposal side, a garage unless the concrete is fully sealed can be extremely dusty.
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,307
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The more I think about it, the more it makes...

The more I think about it, the more it makes sense. Plug in the film type to the EVF and get an image that renders as the film would before you shoot it - it's how my Fuji XT30 works and it's...
Forum: Olympus RF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 162
Views: 29,336
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Looks a stunning building - I'm very fond of...

Looks a stunning building - I'm very fond of early mediaeval churches and as it's near to the Goodwood circuit I'll pop in next time I'm down there!
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,307
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Agreed. In an afternoon yesterday it completely...

Agreed. In an afternoon yesterday it completely and totally changed my approach to using a digital camera rather than film.

My ideal would be simply a rangefinder with lenses capable of close focus,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 193
Views: 10,179
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fujifilm XT30

Fujifilm XT30
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
High contrast scenes with strong highlights not a...

High contrast scenes with strong highlights not a problem so far...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The road less travelled by me - XT30

So, delighted to bits by the performance of my X100T, but wanting interchangeable lenses, I was incredibly taken by the new(ish) XT30, being small and with staggeringly good autofocus.

I took it out...
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,674
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Beautiful images Erik - I think the softness of...

Beautiful images Erik - I think the softness of wide open gives such an atmosphere to the photos.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's a bit fiddly, but I only have the filter...

It's a bit fiddly, but I only have the filter ring at present, but it's no more of a pain than adding a Rolleinar to my Rolleiflex, and as I always have a small bag to cart stuff in, it's a minor...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Classic motor sport. Spectating...

Classic motor sport. Spectating obviously!

Bugatti coming out of Orchards Corner, Prescott Hill Climb Vie en Bleu, 2018
Voigtlander Bessaflex, Super Takumar 85mm f1.9, Bergger Pancro...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I found a reasonably priced tele converter for...

I found a reasonably priced tele converter for the X100T - first generation, and I have to say that extra flexibility it gave was much appreciated today. Lovely results using the camera, and for the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'd better do that then!

I'd better do that then!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thank you very much brbo - the instructions from...

Thank you very much brbo - the instructions from the vendor of the Remjet removal were not quite as rigorous.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Kodak Vision 250D - mixed results of first roll

I have enjoyed many photos I seen shot on movie film, which is handspooled in the UK by Nik and Trick among others. I bought 3 rolls of 30 from them, plus remjet remover, but did developing at 38C...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have used old Leica M, Zeiss (east and west),...

I have used old Leica M, Zeiss (east and west), Meyer Optik in Praktina mount, M42 Russian, L39 Cooke, Minolta MD, Nikkor, Pentax Super Takumar, Topcor Exa mount, Leica R (both macro and normal) and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,041
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Brilliant! I blame my stomach to head size ratio...

Brilliant! I blame my stomach to head size ratio on foreshortening...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 444
Views: 173,382
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ebb tide, Royal Albert Rail and Tamar Road...

Ebb tide, Royal Albert Rail and Tamar Road Bridges, Saltash Passage, Devon.

Linhof Master Technika V 4x5, Schneider Kreuznach 90mm f5.6 on Bergger Pancro...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm taking too many images and loving not having...

I'm taking too many images and loving not having to develop them. I found myself unenthused about developing a Tmax 400 roll from my Nikon F2AS this morning, partially because I knew the meter is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 7,861
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Life of Riley. Leica M2, Cooke Amotal 2inch f2,...

Life of Riley. Leica M2, Cooke Amotal 2inch f2, Tmax400 at 200, Perceptol 1:2. Thanks to Erik, this is now my favourite film and developer combination of choice. At least while there's plenty of...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks all. I'm enjoying the camera a lot but...

Thanks all. I'm enjoying the camera a lot but need to get at least another battery (forgetting to charge last night was a problem).

After a few years of film it's a bit weird getting into menus and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,484
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Series 1 P6 - gorgeous car (and photo) Michael!

Series 1 P6 - gorgeous car (and photo) Michael!
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Glorious photos from an era and country so...

Glorious photos from an era and country so unfamiliar to me (although I loved the Americans at the bulb factory in their large hats!).
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That would explain my delight at no blown...

That would explain my delight at no blown highlights, it's the major part of why I mostly shoot film.

Another photographer who I had thought to be purist said most pros (himself included) use P all...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I don't think I'll be giving up black and white...

I don't think I'll be giving up black and white film just yet, but it does a pretty convincing job with monochrome too. However, colour film is definitely for the chop. Only 25 rolls to get...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
GFX100R looked better! Thanks to all for your...

GFX100R looked better!

Thanks to all for your help, it was really useful and I read all the updates as I travelled.

So, so nice to go to a real camera store with lots of stuff on display and a...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks ruby.monkey. I'll have a good look at...

Thanks ruby.monkey. I'll have a good look at everything, although weather sealing and the ability to take speed boosting adapters has no real appeal - I'd rather get speed in dark spaces from higher...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks - I have so many lenses I can adapt, but...

Thanks - I have so many lenses I can adapt, but for the native system glass I'll probably end up with just one prime (X100 route) or two (XE).

Right, must get up and off to Wex in East London who...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A supplementary question for tbhv55 - which...

A supplementary question for tbhv55 - which lenses do you most use for the XE1?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It helps a lot! I have the same issue with all my...

It helps a lot! I have the same issue with all my other cameras, a month of total use then try another etc repeat, rinse and re-do.

The fact is you use them! :D
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A fork in the road - X100 vs XE (not yet sure of model)

Age keeps creeping up on me, its sinuous hands slowly attenuating my eyes, grip, load capacity and a few other things I can't remember. A recent trip to the wonderful Fighter Command Battle of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,682
Views: 789,198
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'd parked my black Nikons on the kitchen...

I'd parked my black Nikons on the kitchen worktops and the directional light of daybreak just hit them. a7s with Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,155
Views: 414,302
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What an agreeably vintage looking cat!

What an agreeably vintage looking cat!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 828
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
114064 David.

114064 David.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 828
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Have you tried Kodak Tmax400 shot at 800 and...

Have you tried Kodak Tmax400 shot at 800 and developed normally? My friend Keith Moss, an Ilford Artisan partner and specialist film photographer has recommended I try it as there is very little...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,682
Views: 789,198
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
From a test roll through my Nikon EM, which...

From a test roll through my Nikon EM, which underexposed every photo by at least a stop. But the Nikon FE shot had more atmosphere as a result. Ilford Delta Pro 400 at 1600, semi-stand with Rodinal...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,484
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Personally I wouldn't get anything repaired if...

Personally I wouldn't get anything repaired if sold to me at a price that is close to market. I bought a dual range Summicron last year for a sensible Goldilocks price, which had a fault with the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
There are numerous re-spooled movie films out...

There are numerous re-spooled movie films out there, such as those of the admirable Nik and Trick, but they don't use company logos as they'd have their arses sued to pieces*. China seems excessively...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 828
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Shot a roll for the first time this weekend. A...

Shot a roll for the first time this weekend. A wonderful film (if a bit fast for bright sunlight!)

Leica M2 with 35mm f2.8 Zeiss Biogon C...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 476
Views: 36,430
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes - got that sort of hand grenade / dalek base....

Yes - got that sort of hand grenade / dalek base. It is a great lens which I would never have found without your comments. Now it is my go to 50mm for black and white.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,484
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Send it back, what you've written is irrelevant....

Send it back, what you've written is irrelevant.

Pointless dealing with the seller, Ebay will handle it all.

Getting a repair could easily take 6 months plus (the backlog at UK repairers is...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 924
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My serviced and bought from top London dealer...

My serviced and bought from top London dealer Leica III is sitting on the shelf with shutter advance fubar and problems with shutter speeds above 100.

My Zorki 4 just keeps working.

I paid £55 for...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,438
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just figured out how to post, once I cut the file...

Just figured out how to post, once I cut the file size, no issue.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 4,116
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Using the 40mm Ultron f2 on my Nikon FE....

Using the 40mm Ultron f2 on my Nikon FE.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/underground-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,484
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Pre WWI Standard. The saturation of Kodak Ektar...

Pre WWI Standard. The saturation of Kodak Ektar 100 revealing the tarnish that makes me want to get out the Brasso. Rolleiflex...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 419
Views: 62,063
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Excellent! You could post that under man and a...

Excellent! You could post that under man and a woman too!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,549
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Not specifically on your list, but I was out this...

Not specifically on your list, but I was out this weekend shooting the 40mm Ultron f2 on my Nikon FE, and a Carl Zeiss Biogon 35mm f2.8 on my M2. The latter is absolutely brilliant for colour, sharp,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,346
Views: 263,872
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm waiting to test my newly acquired Zorki 3M...

I'm waiting to test my newly acquired Zorki 3M but it feels very well built (better than the Zorki 4), and I have absolutely no worries about taking it anywhere.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 483
Views: 64,888
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Rumbled, Portobello Road market, Nikon FE,...

Rumbled, Portobello Road market, Nikon FE, Voigtlander 40mm Ultron f2
Tri X 400 shot at 200, HC110 (B)

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/stuffed-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,023
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Took it out for a spin on the Nikon FE to Notting...

Took it out for a spin on the Nikon FE to Notting Hill this morning. Rather lovely rendering with TriX, and a super little lens. Ideal for street shooting, no cropping needed on any photo so far....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 7,330
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Took my FE out today for a walk in London with...

Took my FE out today for a walk in London with the Ultron 40mm. It was that or the FM2n, but I decided to make life easy. I bought my FM2n entirely by accident - I was off on a street photography day...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely, sharp and excellent colours. Shame about...

Lovely, sharp and excellent colours. Shame about the light leak.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 476
Views: 36,430
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Leica M2 with Cooke Amotal 2 inch f2 Kodak...

Leica M2 with Cooke Amotal 2 inch f2
Kodak Tmax400 at 200, Perceptol 1:2

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/manwomanbrooklands-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 204
Views: 70,316
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Someone else here mentioned stand development for...

Someone else here mentioned stand development for C41 (IIRC it was an hour at 20C) but I'll be something ruded if I can find it.

The results were good too.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,484
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Riley Big 4 special, Vintage Sports Car Club...

Riley Big 4 special, Vintage Sports Car Club Double Twelve 2019, Brooklands

Leica M2, Cooke Amotal 2inch f2, Tmax400 at 200 in Perceptol...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,023
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just arrived and what a beautiful lens! Lovely...

Just arrived and what a beautiful lens! Lovely construction and materials. Just that tiniest bit shorter than the 50mm Nikkor f1.8 pancake, both shown below. The weekend offers plentiful shooting...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 142,507
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Erik - that is absolutely gorgeous. Exquisite...

Erik - that is absolutely gorgeous. Exquisite composition.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 924
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just remember they are old. My Leica III shutter...

Just remember they are old. My Leica III shutter advance stopped working this week, film winds on but the shutter doesn't. As David Hughes said above, you can't generalise at this age - mine was from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,579
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wow! It is a digital back to work with the V...

Wow!

It is a digital back to work with the V system, and a replacement for the SWC body that works with all classic and modern Hasselblad lenses with adapters. No doubt it will not be in my price...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,023
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just got the 50mm Nikkor f1.8 pancake lens from...

Just got the 50mm Nikkor f1.8 pancake lens from Japan. What a beautifully made and finished lens - again another Ken Rockwell recommendation. 4 days delivery too as it fell below the duty threshold.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,023
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely photos, thank you! Mine has been posted...

Lovely photos, thank you!

Mine has been posted from Spain, and I can't wait, although with current weather it won't be getting much use.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 522
Views: 82,841
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Craig at Brooklands in his Fiat Balilla...

Craig at Brooklands in his Fiat Balilla Sport

Rolleiflex 3.5F, Bergger Pancro 400 shot at 200 in Spur Acurol N...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
To celebrate the triumph of Soviet Camera over...

To celebrate the triumph of Soviet Camera over bourgeois fascist Leica, I'm listening to Leonid Kharitonov singing The Cliff with the Red Army choir. Ponderous revolutionay song that that psychopaths...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Good point! Needless to say the Leica III broke...

Good point! Needless to say the Leica III broke down on the weekend, so it can be spared easily.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Curtains checked and entirely good, slow speeds...

Curtains checked and entirely good, slow speeds sound ok but when I get the spool I'll check with a film in.

I don't trust anything FSU at this stage!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Finally, got a very good looking Zorki 3M arrive...

Finally, got a very good looking Zorki 3M arrive this morning, shutter curtain perfect, all speeds seem to work, the Jupiter 8 it came with is free of most rubbish and the whole thing looks to be...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,144
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Precisely so! So much character in each set, they...

Precisely so! So much character in each set, they are almost* persuading me of the merits of a digital Leica.


(*but not yet!)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I agree Jan - the lenses are superlative, and...

I agree Jan - the lenses are superlative, and still much cheaper than the M mount equivalents. I use them about half the time on the R bodies I have and the other half on the A7s with adapter. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'd push Tmax or TriX 2 stops - IF your metering...

I'd push Tmax or TriX 2 stops - IF your metering determines it to be necessary. With a lot of external light and interior lighting you may well find you don't need to push much, and Tmax can be...
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Depends when in September and whether I've sold...

Depends when in September and whether I've sold my house by then, but happy to pop up to town to do some shooting if I'm free.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
R7 with Summilux R 80mm f1.4 3 cam Kodak Portra...

R7 with Summilux R 80mm f1.4 3 cam Kodak Portra 400

Aston Martin DB5 instrument binnacle

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/astonmdb5dashsummilux80portra400-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've got an R4s and an R7 - love both but prefer...

I've got an R4s and an R7 - love both but prefer the exposure information of the latter.

R4s with Summicron 50mm f2 3 cam on Kodak...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 6,727
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Agreed - exquisite images and great optics. I...

Agreed - exquisite images and great optics.

I see my favourite camera shop has an Ensign Selfix 12-20 for the grand total of £29...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,252
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Those that got out alive, of course. I have been...

Those that got out alive, of course.

I have been to Germany more times than any other country. In that time I have never once worried about criminality, other than my Londoner habit of jaywalking....
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,252
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Brilliant! :)

Brilliant! :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,023
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Excellent, found a version 3 (metal rim but still...

Excellent, found a version 3 (metal rim but still pancake) in Spain, so no additional duties to pay, so just had my offer accepted.

Keen to try out an equally compact camera for street work I found...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,252
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Rolleiflex, lovely camera and gets a lot of...

Rolleiflex, lovely camera and gets a lot of people chatting.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,023
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Precisely one lens available that I can find in...

Precisely one lens available that I can find in the UK, the latest model, and attached to an F4 that needs a new finder.

I shall keep hunting, I'm keen to avoid buying in from Japan or the US...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Spot on as always Ko.Fe I develop both colour and...

Spot on as always Ko.Fe I develop both colour and Black and white and I find the claim that colour is easier totally baffling.

Getting something to 38c is considerably harder than 20C, keeping it...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,464
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just in the final stages of scanning my first...

Just in the final stages of scanning my first roll through the Vitessa. The results from the Color Skopar are very good and sharp enough, but with a bit of post sharpening they are very pleasing. A...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,484
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes, the block of my 3.6 litre flathead V8...

Yes, the block of my 3.6 litre flathead V8 cracked (seized water pump) and I'm sure it's been united with a boat.

The 4.2 French flathead that replaced it in my 1949 Allard was made of sterner...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,484
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Nice Edelbrock 24 stud header on that Flathead!

Nice Edelbrock 24 stud header on that Flathead!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Manchester Northern Quarter, June 2018 Nikon...

Manchester Northern Quarter, June 2018

Nikon FM2n, Nikkor 35mm f2
Ilford FP4+ @125, FX39 1:9 for 5.30 minutes (30 secs then 3 inversions each...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,522
Views: 96,732
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Manchester Northern Quarter, June 2018 Nikon...

Manchester Northern Quarter, June 2018

Nikon FM2n, Nikkor 35mm f2
Ilford FP4+ @125, FX39 1:9 for 5.30

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/mancsstreetfp4-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Summer, Plymouth Hoe Nikon FM2n, Nikkor 35mm...

Summer, Plymouth Hoe

Nikon FM2n, Nikkor 35mm f2
FP4+ pushed to 250 and souped in XTOL 1:1
30secs inversions, then 3 per minute for 12...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,023
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wonderful information and photos, thank...

Wonderful information and photos, thank you!

I've seen the first type advertised and that looks very much like my original Zeiss Ultron 50mm f1.8 M42, which is a stunning lens in every way but for...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,510
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have a few things to sell but I'm not sure...

I have a few things to sell but I'm not sure there are any viable alternatives to Ebay other than getting genuinely lowballed at dealers.

I do find the whole thing increasingly bizarre. In the last...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,527
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fascinating, thank you Kangaroo2012!

Fascinating, thank you Kangaroo2012!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,023
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Dourbalister too. Looks like one of the...

Thanks Dourbalister too.

Looks like one of the chipped ones is the best for my plans.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,023
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks very much Huss, and super shots. While...

Thanks very much Huss, and super shots. While I've never had a problem with Ken Rockwell's reviews, it's always better to get a regular shooter's impression.

I'll need to decide if I ever intend to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,023
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f2 for Nikon - impressions sought and which version?

I went out on Saturday for some street photography (mainly also to try out some Fujicolor 200). I took a Bessaflex with a 35mm Flektogon and a 50mm Zeiss Ultron, both of which are gorgeous lenses. I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 269
Views: 31,895
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Billy at Project Shop. BMW 2002...

Billy at Project Shop. BMW 2002 Touring.

Rolleicord Va, Xenar 75mm f3.5 on HP5+ pushed to 1600

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/billy2002-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 7,429
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's absolutely gorgeous Dourbalister (so are...

That's absolutely gorgeous Dourbalister (so are all your other photos). The OOF areas are made even more beautiful by the low contrast graininess of the film.

Time to give Orwo a try (well, when...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 142,507
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very very nice Pan!

Very very nice Pan!
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 729
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
You can use them as you would on a native camera.

You can use them as you would on a native camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 847
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Depends on the lens. For example I much prefer...

Depends on the lens. For example I much prefer the colour rendition of my Zeiss Biogon C 35mm so would put colour in the Leica.

Just don't keep doing a switcheroo, I once shot an entire roll of...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-10-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 729
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I shoot an A7s with numerous adapted lenses - I...

I shoot an A7s with numerous adapted lenses - I bought it for its low light performance, as I have a penchant for old, dark, church interiors. It is ideal, focus assist gets you there most of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,897
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've been holding off shooting old Acros as I...

I've been holding off shooting old Acros as I don't have large stocks, so this is excellent news.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Good tip - thanks!

Good tip - thanks!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,116
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I tend to get the bit between my teeth, but today...

I tend to get the bit between my teeth, but today was the only free day in weeks, so it was good to get out and then do some developing.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2019
Replies: 5,551
Views: 952,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Such a useful camera to be able to mount M42...

Such a useful camera to be able to mount M42 lenses of all types, with a decent meter. Someone in the know (young chap) complimented me on it today.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2019
Replies: 5,551
Views: 952,530
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Bessaflex with CZJ Flektogon 35mmf2.4 in Books...

Bessaflex with CZJ Flektogon 35mmf2.4 in Books for Cooks, Notting Hill. Coffee, so so, but the Seville orange cake was utterly fabulous (hence why it had...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,116
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Well, my delivery of Fujicolor 200 (1 year...

Well, my delivery of Fujicolor 200 (1 year expired and fresh) arrived yesterday, so I popped an expired roll in each of the Olympus Mju II (consumer film in a consumer camera) and the Voigtlander...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 33,322
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Volkspolizei Wartburg Leica R7, Summilux R 80mm...

Volkspolizei Wartburg

Leica R7, Summilux R 80mm at F1.4, Kodak Tmax 400 EI 200 in Perceptol 1:2

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/volkspolizei-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,368
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I do all my own Black and white (which I...

I do all my own Black and white (which I generally love doing) and all my colour (which I enjoy a lot less). By doing so I have more than paid for the cost of a scanner and now save myself about £5 a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,116
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very good point Huss. Looking at my early film...

Very good point Huss. Looking at my early film photos from my youth, the mass market processed prints are of shocking quality, while the Kodachrome slides that had proper processing are way...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,116
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's invidious to single any of your photos out,...

It's invidious to single any of your photos out, but this is delightful!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,116
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I think they look great - surprisingly so as I...

I think they look great - surprisingly so as I tend to dislike the cheaper Kodak films, but prefer Portra to the Fuji equivalents.

For those in the UK, Firstcall is selling expired C200 (july 2018)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
X3 I watch the vids, and they mostly all miss...

X3

I watch the vids, and they mostly all miss the point.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have a Nikon FM2n and it is a great camera....

I have a Nikon FM2n and it is a great camera. Rugged yet light and compact. The only mild drawback is the limited metering information - I'd like to know by how much I am under/over exposed rather...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6,393
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I think sealed it would last 3/4 years, but...

I think sealed it would last 3/4 years, but unsealed as mine was with about a quarter used, it really was exhausted.

By coincidence I found the Acurol N development time chart and it gives likely...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-03-2019
Replies: 1,302
Views: 335,497
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lady on the Plymouth train at the Teign...

Lady on the Plymouth train at the Teign estuary

Zorki 4, Jupiter 8 50mm f2, on Ilford HP5 in Ilfosol 3

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/trainlady-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-03-2019
Replies: 1,071
Views: 232,958
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Bugatti Type 35, Bugatti Owners Club. 1932 Elmar...

Bugatti Type 35, Bugatti Owners Club. 1932 Elmar 35mm f3.5 on Leica III, Tmax400 in Perceptol 1:2

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/bugst35elmar35mmtmax2-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-02-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6,393
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes to your question Albireo, it's the shooting...

Yes to your question Albireo, it's the shooting at lower than box speed that cuts its use for me - which leads to the developer ageing faster than I'd like.

I would experiment with 30 secs less to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-01-2019
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,484
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
PJ 8733 at the Bugatti Owners Club 90th...

PJ 8733 at the Bugatti Owners Club 90th anniversary. Possibly a type 35 but there was a type 22/23 of the same registration.

Leica M3, Voigtlander Heliar Superwide 15mm f4.5
Kodak Tmax400 shot at...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-01-2019
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,484
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice Nick! Aston Martin DB5, Bugatti Owners...

Very nice Nick!

Aston Martin DB5, Bugatti Owners Club la Vie en Bleu May 2019. Leica M3 with Voigtlander Heliar Superwide 15mm f4.5 on Kodak 400 Tmax shot at 200 and processed in Perceptol...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-01-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've bought a few things there but of late have...

I've bought a few things there but of late have been decidedly miserly. Some intriguing clutter there though!

I have reached the point where if I like the look, however flawed, I'll shoot that. It...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-01-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Alas I had returned to South Bucks by then, but...

Alas I had returned to South Bucks by then, but given I'd been in with it to see Russell at Soperfect on the Barbican, most long term residents there probably thought it was far too normal!

It's a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-31-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
In fact more than alright. Next time I'll use...

In fact more than alright. Next time I'll use Tmax400 but I had a 24 exposure HP5 to use up.

That Jupiter 8 is more than...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-31-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sadly not, but I think I've exhausted my...

Sadly not, but I think I've exhausted my enthusiasm for now.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-31-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Another Jupiter 3 on its way back to the vendor,...

Another Jupiter 3 on its way back to the vendor, with haze and fungus that the 100% positive feedback Ukranian seller somehow overlooked.

The English seller of the Zorki 3 I returned didn't bother...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-31-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6,393
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My frustration with Spur Acurol N is that you...

My frustration with Spur Acurol N is that you have to pull the film to get the best out of it.

The other problem is it does not last remotely as well as Rodinal and two films of mine were horribly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,304
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's just the usual clickbait. I have both.

It's just the usual clickbait.

I have both.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Canonikon sounds nicely Greek orthodox.

Canonikon sounds nicely Greek orthodox.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-30-2019
Replies: 655
Views: 152,488
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely John!

Lovely John!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The Minolta 35-70mm constant aperture zoom is...

The Minolta 35-70mm constant aperture zoom is excellent. Especially when it cost me £50 and the black XD7 I put it on another £50.

But I also have an R7 and an R4s - really nice cameras and with a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-28-2019
Replies: 433
Views: 32,687
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Rolleiflex 3.5F on Bergger Pancro 400 developed...

Rolleiflex 3.5F on Bergger Pancro 400 developed in Bellini Hydrophen 1:15

Austin 7 single seat racer, Prescott Hill Climb May...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-28-2019
Replies: 1,071
Views: 232,958
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
One of the sheer joys of the British Hill Climb...

One of the sheer joys of the British Hill Climb scene (not just at my favourite, Prescott) is that the cars are driven hard and raced properly. Like all the cars parked with this one, they have been...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-27-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
90mm 4x5 is c30mm in 35 mm format. On a 6x6 that...

90mm 4x5 is c30mm in 35 mm format. On a 6x6 that would be about 60mm, so about 65mm in 6x7?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 36,227
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Madame Alfred Carriere in golden hour, Sony A7s...

Madame Alfred Carriere in golden hour, Sony A7s with Nikkor 500mm f8 mirror lens


https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/madamealfredgolden500mm-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-27-2019
Replies: 1,071
Views: 232,958
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Bugatti Type 35 Patina, Leica III with 35mm Elmar...

Bugatti Type 35 Patina, Leica III with 35mm Elmar f3.5 on Kodak Tmax 400 shot at 200 in Spur Acurol N 1:50

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/bugst35elmar35mmtmax2-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2019
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,484
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The Beast is regularly to be seen at certain...

The Beast is regularly to be seen at certain events, Duncan is a member of the Bugatti Owners Club (he has a type 35 and an aero engined Edwardian special too - all of which he races). He gave a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 36,227
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Some really lovely images Kuuan! Thank you.

Some really lovely images Kuuan! Thank you.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-27-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,499
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wonderful images - thank you!

Wonderful images - thank you!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-26-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice David - that must be Old Warden I...

Very nice David - that must be Old Warden I assume! You are just a bit before really portable cameras with that era.

The reason I take the Rolleiflex is that I go to the Bugatti Owners Club Prescott...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-26-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I got the Casablanca bit! I do have more than...

I got the Casablanca bit!

I do have more than the odd SLR, but yesterday was an historic motorsport event and I like to shoot the cars with old cameras. Ko.Fe can rest assured none of them are, or...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-26-2019
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,484
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The 28 litre 4 cylinder 1910 Beast of Turin, Fiat...

The 28 litre 4 cylinder 1910 Beast of Turin, Fiat S76 with its restorer Duncan Pittaway (just to its right) at the Bugatti Owners Club, May 25th 2019

Rolleiflex 3.5F, Zeiss Planar 75mm f3.5, Bergger...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-25-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fair points Ko.Fe, well made. The III is...

Fair points Ko.Fe, well made.

The III is generally reliable but misses the odd shot. It was serviced a year ago and came from a top London dealer. Ultimately, I find focussing slow and very...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-25-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yep - I fitted one in each of my Rolleicord and...

Yep - I fitted one in each of my Rolleicord and my Rolleiflex 3.5f. Wondrous screen!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 8,801
Views: 858,766
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Really nice!

Really nice!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-25-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Different beasties but all rather fun. After a...

Different beasties but all rather fun. After a day out with the Leica III, an M3 and a Rolleiflex, I think the Zorki would provide the viewfinder of the M3 (a bit less good) and the lens capability...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm not particularly logical, but as I do have a...

I'm not particularly logical, but as I do have a range of screwmount lenses I do want a rangefinder, my Leica III is fun but I loved the combined rangefinder on the Zorki 3 (nice big and bright...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ok, so not even him!

Ok, so not even him!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have a Summicron with Newton Ellis at present....

I have a Summicron with Newton Ellis at present. They did a great (but slow) job on a Zeiss Distagon 35mm Rollei last year but it will 6 months on the Summicron in a week's time and they are snowed.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's become my assumption. I plan to contact...

That's become my assumption. I plan to contact Oleg Khalyavin as I hear he does a good job with the cameras he sells, but that may be internet over-praising.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Hindsight is the most powerful investment tool...

Hindsight is the most powerful investment tool known to man. Certainly there has been a huge run up in prices, but ultimately you can still get a decent camera for not a lot, and frankly most of the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-23-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ordered a replacement for the Jupiter 8 from the...

Ordered a replacement for the Jupiter 8 from the Ukraine. It better be as described but the pictures are much clearer. Also a bit cheaper even after postage.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-23-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Garrett - that's really lovely - that lens has a...

Garrett - that's really lovely - that lens has a great 'pop'.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-22-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Same here, once the return case was accepted the...

Same here, once the return case was accepted the transaction removed feedback as an option.

Any Zorki sellers to avoid Ko.Fe? I loved the camera, but have better things to do than tie up my money...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-22-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It always mystifies me too. But he's now lost his...

It always mystifies me too. But he's now lost his postage twice and a sale.

The seller of the Jupiter emailed that he'd never worried about the filter ring gouge. So he admitted knowing and not...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-22-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just to finish off, the Zorki 3 I ordered "with...

Just to finish off, the Zorki 3 I ordered "with everything working" arrived today and in really good external condition. The rangefinder is lovely - nice and bright and build quality is up there....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-21-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 36,227
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Unknown red rose, Meyer Optik Trioplan 100m f2.8,...

Unknown red rose, Meyer Optik Trioplan 100m f2.8, Sony A7s

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/redrosetrioplana7s-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-21-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 36,227
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Rhodendron, Leica R7, Summilux R 80mm f1.4 on...

Rhodendron, Leica R7, Summilux R 80mm f1.4 on Portra 160

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/rhodolangleysummiluxportra-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,086
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Still in use in the classic car trade (weirdly...

Still in use in the classic car trade (weirdly not to customers, I wonder why?). Generally sold as original and unrestored!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-20-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Hey ho, the search continues!

Hey ho, the search continues!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-20-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
£134 from a UK seller. Not the cheapest or the...

£134 from a UK seller.

Not the cheapest or the most expensive.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-20-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Decided to return it. Pointless spending time on...

Decided to return it. Pointless spending time on a lens that was damaged.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-20-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
looking at the infinity shots again, it was low...

looking at the infinity shots again, it was low light and some shake with ISO set to 100 (despite being tripod mounted) is apparent. So I'll do them again in the morning.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-20-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The lens hood will unscrew then re-screw on, but...

The lens hood will unscrew then re-screw on, but it's a little tight.

Did some lens testing with it on the A7s on tripod with measurements done with a tape measure. There's about a cm of front...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-20-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's arrived in good condition but an undisclosed...

It's arrived in good condition but an undisclosed chip out of the filter ring. I'll do some lens tests but this sort of thing does rather irritate me, sometimes enough to request a return.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,669
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm on a wine forum, a car forum (not much now)...

I'm on a wine forum, a car forum (not much now) and this forum. All are predominantly male.

I long ago decided the reason why all talked about gear, acquisitions, experiences with gear/wine/cars is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
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Views: 1,268
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
How ridiculous. While I do get bored with car...

How ridiculous. While I do get bored with car snappers (rather than auteurs like me...) at events, what on earth is the point - apart from revenue protection I suspect.

This is why I love classic...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2019
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Views: 46,883
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Finally shot a roll of Tmax400 at 200 and...

Finally shot a roll of Tmax400 at 200 and developed in Perceptol 1:2 for 10 minutes at 20C. Very pleasing negatives, neither too thick nor too thin. I can see immediately the printability is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-19-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Certainly, Lada cars were extensively rebuilt...

Certainly, Lada cars were extensively rebuilt when they arrived in the UK as their finish was appalling. Shame we didn't have the same for the British Leyland products of the time (ducks).

I did...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-19-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,945
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wells Cathedral Nave triforium. Leica R7 with...

Wells Cathedral Nave triforium. Leica R7 with Summicron R 35mm f2 on Kodak TmaxP3200 developed in Tmax 1:4

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/wellstripes-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-19-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That is certainly true too!

That is certainly true too!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-19-2019
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Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very sage David. It's also the case that many of...

Very sage David. It's also the case that many of the FSU cameras and lenses, being so inexpensive, will not have had the same care, attention and expense lavished upon them as more valuable things....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-18-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've found Brian's guide...

I've found Brian's guide https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1151284&postcount=15.

My cunning plan is to have a very skilled friend who is insanely capable of dealing with tiny...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,533
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm always entertained on Instagram seeing new...

I'm always entertained on Instagram seeing new generation film shooters post under-exposed or undusted negatives or indeed, just ordinary shots, from film, and getting comments so over-done that I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-18-2019
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Views: 588,973
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Great job and welcome AlonzoFonzo! The finish...

Great job and welcome AlonzoFonzo! The finish with some automotive paints out of rattle cans is exceptional.
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-18-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,090
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just exquisite Erik, and great link Tunalegs....

Just exquisite Erik, and great link Tunalegs. Plenty to read on my 3 hour train journey!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Oh dear, I have been weak.

Oh dear, I have been weak.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Received and understood Ko.Fe! Now to do my...

Received and understood Ko.Fe!

Now to do my research on shimming.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's what I'm worried about. With their prices...

That's what I'm worried about. With their prices you can go from 0-60 in well under Lada times...

I must test out the four cameras I have not so far used, I must use all my cameras more often, HELP,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-17-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,788
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I use it a lot of the time (Sekonic L308s), and a...

I use it a lot of the time (Sekonic L308s), and a friend, an Ilford Artisan partner who taught me developing and enlarging insisted on me using it to get the best possible exposure for printing. He...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Looks like the hideously malformed offspring of a...

Looks like the hideously malformed offspring of a Zeiss Contarex Bullseye that had congress with a Texas Leica...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks xayraa - that at least saves me from going...

Thanks xayraa - that at least saves me from going down the FSU camera wormhole, if just for now!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-17-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 37,015
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Among many superlative images in this thread I...

Among many superlative images in this thread I absolutely love that Ko.Fe!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but is...

Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but is there the same need to shim if using the lens on say a Zorki or a Fed rather than a Leica? I suspect the answer is of the how long is a piece of string...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Raid - very interesting to hear the Swedes...

Thanks Raid - very interesting to hear the Swedes used counter-trade to get the ore shipments paid for.

These are lovely lenses and I'm really looking forward to getting mine. It's a LTM screwmount...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 529
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I hate seeing my compressed images on screen....

I hate seeing my compressed images on screen. They look horrible in comparison to a print. However, a print (unless scanned) reduces the potential to share to irrelevance. Having sat through a 3 hour...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-17-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yep - I can't get my F80 to work with any of my...

Yep - I can't get my F80 to work with any of my manual Ai/s lenses.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's really lovely Steve - and very reminiscent...

That's really lovely Steve - and very reminiscent of a Summilux!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-16-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I found a 50s Jupiter 3 on Ebay with M adapter,...

I found a 50s Jupiter 3 on Ebay with M adapter, so have ordered that. I'll check focus on my Sony and on my M3 (a few frames remaining) and hope it's fine.

Thanks to all for the advice, it is much...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-16-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Simply shooting my Rolleiflex at a classic car...

Simply shooting my Rolleiflex at a classic car meet last year led to the offer of two darkrooms from older gentlemen, and my neighbour has offered me his enlarger. Given I already have three...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-16-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
So earlier rather than late for J3s - any date...

So earlier rather than late for J3s - any date onwards to avoid?

Shimming is to get the correct lens register for the L39 right I assume.

Thanks all, very helpful!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-16-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Jupiter 3 or Jupiter 8?

Looking to do a bit of experimenting with soviet glass. Of the two Jupiter 3s which do you prefer and why, just interested to see if there is a noticeable difference.

Cheers!
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-15-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,090
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What a wonderful lens (and excellent link)! -...

What a wonderful lens (and excellent link)! - thanks very much Erik.
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