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Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Days Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 16,370
Posted By Ricoh
^ I have an M240 and my pics never look quite...

^ I have an M240 and my pics never look quite like that, Helen. Have you applied some special post sauce to this, eg a film emulation? In some ways it looks a bit like Lomo Metropolis.

Edit I’m...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 5,736
Posted By Ricoh
My guess is that more and more will be sending...

My guess is that more and more will be sending their Leicas to Alan whilst waiting for the scientists to develop a vaccine. Turn around likely to be about the same, vaccine and repaired / CLAd camera.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-03-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Ricoh
I have the 8200Ai and about 12 months ago I had a...

I have the 8200Ai and about 12 months ago I had a lock-up problem. The issue was resolved by deleting the installed version of Silverfast 8.x, then reinstalling from DVD and running the update option...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-23-2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By Ricoh
I'm wondering if freebie membership will continue...

I'm wondering if freebie membership will continue for those willing to maintain up to, but not exceeding, 1000 images. A few months back I culled quite a few, and could cull quite a few more if...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-21-2020
Replies: 724
Views: 57,102
Posted By Ricoh
I'm contemplating NLP and returning to the BEOON...

I'm contemplating NLP and returning to the BEOON since the Plustek is so so slow and life is so so short!

Reading the installation for Windows (I'm running W8) the installation seems quite...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2020
Replies: 162
Views: 11,086
Posted By Ricoh
MX 135 3.5, Agfa...

MX 135 3.5, Agfa Vista

https://live.staticflickr.com/1756/42750006092_532263de56_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/288EXqy)Balloons by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/288EXqy)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2020
Replies: 240
Views: 26,959
Posted By Ricoh
Damn the fog 😇

Damn the fog 😇
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1,506
Posted By Ricoh
RG used the 50mm DR quite a lot. It was...

RG used the 50mm DR quite a lot. It was interesting to hear his explanation on a COOPH video... the undestorted, life-like when enlarged 1:1 (also and importantly determined by viewing distance).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 1,995
Posted By Ricoh
When it comes to Leica based photography,...

When it comes to Leica based photography, personally I like to look at images captured with older glass. Apart from the photographer - and I'm sure everyone would agree that the individual's vision...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-15-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 693
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Highway 61. I do have photos from my...

Thanks Highway 61.
I do have photos from my iPhone showing the amount of engagement, and I'll try adding them a little later. It's either wrestling with the RFF gallery or more likely hosting them on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-15-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 693
Posted By Ricoh
Yes, more or less an accurate summary. I'm an...

Yes, more or less an accurate summary.
I'm an engineer and always question solutions. Generally speaking if something doesn't look right, it usually isn't. In this case, with marginal engagement,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-15-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 693
Posted By Ricoh
I would like to thank all for replying. Most...

I would like to thank all for replying. Most helpful. I'm currently in email discussion with Marcel on eBay that James24 referenced.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-14-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 693
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Peter, I've found the explanation and your...

Thanks Peter, I've found the explanation and your thoughts on the possibility of other issues, such as the tab being bent, very helpful; something for me to investigate further.

Very difficult to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-14-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 693
Posted By Ricoh
I hadn't thought of that tbh, thanks. Might do...

I hadn't thought of that tbh, thanks. Might do what you suggest and sell the one I have.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-14-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 693
Posted By Ricoh
Ai conversion of non-Ai Nikon lens

‪I've recently acquired a Nikkor S.C Auto 50mm f1.4, plus a rather nice, clean, FM2. The lens has clearly had a DIY AI conversion, as can see by the file marks on the aperture ring.

When mounting...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By Ricoh
Clearly that's where I went wrong... owning two...

Clearly that's where I went wrong... owning two Leicas. 😉
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By Ricoh
Just been looking at Bernard Plossu's work -wow!!...

Just been looking at Bernard Plossu's work -wow!! He has quickly become one of my favourite photographers. Interestingly (to me at least) he used the 50mm lens for the majority of his work.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,567
Posted By Ricoh
Having both an M6 and the M240, I expect a cross...

Having both an M6 and the M240, I expect a cross over point where the M6 has a higher 2nd hand value. I'm not one to check prices but that time may have come already!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2019
Replies: 178
Views: 8,111
Posted By Ricoh
I was curious so 'Googled' the M-E 220...

I was curious so 'Googled' the M-E 220

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leica_M-E

I try to wear a GAS mask; It's too easy to get carried away. In the rational light of day I'm ok with my M6 Clasic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,658
Posted By Ricoh
Yeah, I forgot about the three sigma outriders. 😊

Yeah, I forgot about the three sigma outriders. 😊
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,658
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks to Peter for initiating this thread and to...

Thanks to Peter for initiating this thread and to all who have contributed with YouTube links etc making it an invaluable resource.

I mentioned this thread to a photographic acquaintance the other...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Peter. I wouldn't be at all surprised if...

Thanks Peter. I wouldn't be at all surprised if many if no all photograhers (and other creatives too) suffer the feeling of 'I've done this all before', exacerbated by shooting in the same area, in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Peter, a nice clear description to...

Thanks Peter, a nice clear description to follow.

I purchased the Nik Suite, which includes Analogue Efex, when it was owned by Google and prior to it being offered free. I was, and still am, ok...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By Ricoh
Peterm1, I love these triptychs very much and I'm...

Peterm1, I love these triptychs very much and I'm inspired to give it a go myself.

On the technical side, and for clarification, after taking a standard 3x2 frame (FF) and spitting into 3 parts in...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-20-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 4,526
Posted By Ricoh
Thank you to the members replying to my enquiry....

Thank you to the members replying to my enquiry. I expect the positioning of the brass collar to be the most exacting part of the process. I've been thinking about the possibilities and it came to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-19-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 4,526
Posted By Ricoh
Great photos, Raid. Love the colours and I have...

Great photos, Raid. Love the colours and I have to say you live in a lovely part of the world!

On a technical note, I'm wondering how one goes about converting a Pentax M to RF. Obviously finding a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By Ricoh
A sad story mixed with hope and courage. The...

A sad story mixed with hope and courage. The young lady has a presence on Twitter and shows photographic skill. Also, I note she graduated 2015 with an MSc in photography, so applause to her richly...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By Ricoh
I sometimes use an EM5 mk1 (16mp) mounted to a...

I sometimes use an EM5 mk1 (16mp) mounted to a BEOON via an M -> MFT adapter, with an enlarger lens. Output is ideal for the web.

When it comes to 1/2 frame negs from my Pen F there's a problem...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,718
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Godfrey. Reading about the evolution of...

Thanks Godfrey. Reading about the evolution of the FM2n from titanium to aluminium (alloy?) it seems the shutter was less problematic once the durability of the aluminium had improved.
I understand...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,718
Posted By Ricoh
Yeah FE2 looks a good option to consider even...

Yeah FE2 looks a good option to consider even though I prefer mainly electronics free cameras. I've never really taken to film cameras without the usual mechanical film advance lever. I find it quite...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,718
Posted By Ricoh
I know it's a bit passť but I'm looking for...

I know it's a bit passť but I'm looking for double or multiple exposure. I can do it digitally but it's not the same.

Looking at the F2 spec 840g without lens. What a 'tank' of a camera, but great...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,718
Posted By Ricoh
Fabulous capture. Not yet a Nikon user but I...

Fabulous capture.

Not yet a Nikon user but I keep looking on the Bay for an FM2n, which I perceive to be very solid all mechanical (bar the light meter) camera. Is the FM2n a good choice, or should...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-09-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Ricoh
Yes,...

Yes, C41

https://shop.lomography.com/en/lomochrome-metropolis-film-35mm-5pack
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Ricoh
Apart from the Kickstarter that many supported -...

Apart from the Kickstarter that many supported - applause ������ - I note the Lomo shop is selling...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Ricoh
Lomo Metropolis

Lomo Metropolis looks as though it should produce some really cool results by the look of it here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DZlgHChhKeo

Anyone shot this film?

If so I'd really like to see...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-03-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ricoh
For those not so fortunate as the OP, this sounds...

For those not so fortunate as the OP, this sounds like a reasonable (cough) price for an M246:

https://www.leicastoremanchester.com/leica-m-monochrom-typ-246-black.html
Forum: RFF Polls 11-28-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,912
Posted By Ricoh
No one mentioned 'Wet Dreams' yet, you know...

No one mentioned 'Wet Dreams' yet, you know 'developing and printing' and all that darkroom stuff. ��
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-26-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,555
Posted By Ricoh
My experience with an iPhone: it takes several...

My experience with an iPhone: it takes several seconds to become ready... thumb print security recognition, or passcode if it throws a paddy. Select camera app. frame then shoot, maybe doing the two...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-25-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,034
Posted By Ricoh
If it's the same as the strap supplied by Leica...

If it's the same as the strap supplied by Leica for the M240, then I agree with Ko.Fe. Just by chance I noticed the D shaped 'ring' had disengaged with the plastic shroud and had started to disengage...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-24-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,804
Posted By Ricoh
Excuse me, what's a 'print'? �� To my shame I...

Excuse me, what's a 'print'? �� To my shame I haven't printed since getting negs and prints back from the chemist (you call them drug stores, I believe).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2019
Replies: 308
Views: 38,441
Posted By Ricoh
I can't see where you're based. Here in the UK I...

I can't see where you're based. Here in the UK I purchased mine from Red Dot Cameras of London. The loupe (chimney) was missing but not a great problem as I use an M240, or sometimes an MFT with an...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-21-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,731
Posted By Ricoh
Having too many cameras, 3 digi., 4 analogue and...

Having too many cameras, 3 digi., 4 analogue and assorted lenses for each with f/l overlap, that's what.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-10-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 2,364
Posted By Ricoh
Thank you. I see there's more 'of him' than 'by...

Thank you.
I see there's more 'of him' than 'by him'. Is he better known for making accessories and for lens / camera tests / reviews, than images making per se?
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-10-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 2,364
Posted By Ricoh
Can someone please inform me where I can see some...

Can someone please inform me where I can see some of Tom's images.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,163
Posted By Ricoh
There's various ways of playing the voltage...

There's various ways of playing the voltage regulation tune, eg use of a Schottky diode, a silicon p-n junction, or a simple resistive-bridge across the cell. However, without knowledge of the load,...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,163
Posted By Ricoh
Maybe there's an excess potential being regulated...

Maybe there's an excess potential being regulated to a lower operating voltage, making the result independent of terminal voltage, eg both the 1.5 and 1.35 are regulated down to 1.0V. To some degree...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By Ricoh
It's just as well I bookmarked the thread,...

It's just as well I bookmarked the thread, otherwise I would only stumble on it accidentally, or if it hit the front page.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By Ricoh
7Artisans 28mm...

7Artisans 28mm f1.4

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48583464176_a114c3cb8c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h29Xh5)At the National Trust by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/2h29Xh5)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By Ricoh
7Artisans 28mm...

7Artisans 28mm f1.4

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48583617547_bfede4fdca_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h2aJSp)View from the window by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/2h2aJSp)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By Ricoh
7Artosans 28mm...

7Artosans 28mm f1.4

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48886358802_ac756235b8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2htVnid)Welsh birds by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/2htVnid)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By Ricoh
7Artisans 28mm...

7Artisans 28mm f1.4

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48956969933_15249a6b49_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hAagwv)Harlech by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/2hAagwv)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,520
Posted By Ricoh
I picked up a copy of the M 28 f1.4 and I'm quite...

I picked up a copy of the M 28 f1.4 and I'm quite impressed overall, both with build quality and feel. Everything designed to turn does so smoothly and flawlessly, and everything not designed to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,520
Posted By Ricoh
Would be great to see images - helpful too for...

Would be great to see images - helpful too for others considering their options.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,520
Posted By Ricoh
I'm really quite surprised the blogger (what's...

I'm really quite surprised the blogger (what's his name again?!) regards the 7Artisans to be 'Vending Machine Lenses'; completely unjustified from my experience.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2019
Replies: 660
Views: 98,831
Posted By Ricoh
Holga plastic lens, Panasonic...

Holga plastic lens, Panasonic GM5

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48957463621_ecc1c4b27d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hAcNhn)Holga plastic lens by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/2hAcNhn)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 16,460
Posted By Ricoh
^ I have a 'classic' M6 but no Nikon, so can not...

^ I have a 'classic' M6 but no Nikon, so can not comment. But what I would say is that the M6's are going for 'silly' money. I paid £800 about 3 years ago, but today I'd need to cough up nearly...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-23-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 12,922
Posted By Ricoh
A review from a contributor to the...

A review from a contributor to the thephoblographer. I'd agree it can be somewhat soft wide open [also a little on the large side, blocking the viewfinder, especially so with the 7A rectangular lens...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,314
Posted By Ricoh
Indeed, it's very rare that 'more' is better,...

Indeed, it's very rare that 'more' is better, just increasingly confusing obscuring the subject(s) of interest.
As it's widely understood, photography is a subtractive process whereas art, eg ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,314
Posted By Ricoh
Use your feet, according to Ernst Hass.

Use your feet, according to Ernst Hass.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-15-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,899
Posted By Ricoh
I wasn't clear obviously. What I meant is this:...

I wasn't clear obviously. What I meant is this: if you have the aperture ring with the LM scale uppermost and you choose to operate this way, it's inconvenient to pre-visualise the resultant picture...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-14-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,899
Posted By Ricoh
For me it's like zone focusing and adjusting the...

For me it's like zone focusing and adjusting the critical focus point by feel using the tab; it becomes automatic. W.r.t FT metering I like to see the f# by glancing rather than having to invert the...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-14-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,899
Posted By Ricoh
I can't remember who it was who posted this on...

I can't remember who it was who posted this on RFF but an effective way to interpret the light meter of the FT is as follows:
1/ Set your desired shutter speed
2/ Set lens to widest aperture
3/ Look...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By Ricoh
At the beach you're more likely to encounter fine...

At the beach you're more likely to encounter fine particles of silicon dioxide, ie sand, but still dust I guess if we define dust as annoying stuff we would not rather have. I would be extremely...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By Ricoh
Aren't the lenses so cheap and readily available...

Aren't the lenses so cheap and readily available to make junking and replacing a sensible option.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By Ricoh
Don't have a problem using the RF for landscapes,...

Don't have a problem using the RF for landscapes, on the rare occasion that I do. The main issue is close focus and framing. That's the real issue.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-12-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,899
Posted By Ricoh
Annoyingly, the self-timer-lever on my FT often...

Annoyingly, the self-timer-lever on my FT often gets snagged when I put the camera away in the bag. Since it seems to be a very flimsy affair waiting to break, I've thought about anchoring it using...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2019
Replies: 1,058
Views: 190,725
Posted By Ricoh
Fantastic image! It looks like it was shot...

Fantastic image!
It looks like it was shot though a loose fibre cloth, or similar.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-01-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,899
Posted By Ricoh
I've not used the gothic Pen F (the original)....

I've not used the gothic Pen F (the original). The sprocket tearing referred to happened on the Pen FT. Basically there's very little feel as the film is advanced. You'll be ok as long as you...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-01-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,899
Posted By Ricoh
For low light usage I think fast-glass is...

For low light usage I think fast-glass is beneficial. I have the FT and a 40/f1.4 and find it useable for low light indoor situations; it just takes a bit of extra time to find the focus point with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,750
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Kent. If I understand what you said, you...

Thanks Kent.
If I understand what you said, you adjusted the near focus only and this had the effect of correcting both the near and infinity issues together. Is that so?

I have been a bit lazy...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-25-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,750
Posted By Ricoh
I don't get how you can adjust the focus ramp of...

I don't get how you can adjust the focus ramp of the helicoid for BOTH near focus and infinity. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WQXVWQ8htH4 It sounds to me you can optimise one or the other, but not...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-24-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,750
Posted By Ricoh
With the copy of the 7Art 28mm f1.4 that I have,...

With the copy of the 7Art 28mm f1.4 that I have, I'm finding two errors: 1) a slight back focus of approx 1cm when focussed at 0.7m and 2) an inability to focus at infinity, according to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,894
Posted By Ricoh
Makes asking further questions a bit tricky,...

Makes asking further questions a bit tricky, knowing many are likely to side-step thinking it could be a waste of time replying only to have their response deleted (again).
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-01-2019
Replies: 433
Views: 73,792
Posted By Ricoh
The 500 pics from 500 rolls should be worth...

The 500 pics from 500 rolls should be worth waiting for.
What film are you using Petronius, and are you sticking with the same one as far as possible?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-20-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 12,922
Posted By Ricoh
7A 28/f1.4 at 1.4,...

7A 28/f1.4 at 1.4, M240

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48583617547_bfede4fdca_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h2aJSp)View from the window by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/2h2aJSp)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-20-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 12,922
Posted By Ricoh
7A 28/f1.4 at 1.4,...

7A 28/f1.4 at 1.4, M240

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48583464176_a114c3cb8c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h29Xh5)At the National Trust by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/2h29Xh5)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 12,922
Posted By Ricoh
My 'new to me' but second-hand 7A 28mm f1.4...

My 'new to me' but second-hand 7A 28mm f1.4 arrived today. Initial thoughts: fantastic build quality, and testing on my M240 seems to show good ramp to RF coordination - but thats only based on...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-11-2019
Replies: 1,928
Views: 1,751,769
Posted By Ricoh
Great framing. 👌 I'm sure I would have included...

Great framing. 👌
I'm sure I would have included more of the Tuk Tuk, resulting in an inferior picture.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-10-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,599
Posted By Ricoh
If like me you like brass, then go with the M240....

If like me you like brass, then go with the M240. The M262 top plate is aluminium.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-10-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 12,922
Posted By Ricoh
Wow that's really good, Huss, ���� sure you're...

Wow that's really good, Huss, ���� sure you're well pleased.

I'm thinking already what I could do with the lens fully open at 1.4 - has got the brain racing!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-10-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 12,922
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Huss, and I've just watched the procedure...

Thanks Huss, and I've just watched the procedure on YouTube. Must say I'm a bit baffled how the same 'ramp' section can be adjusted twice, at minimum focus and at infinity, but without seeing an...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-10-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 12,922
Posted By Ricoh
Thank you for the quick reply. I'm so tempted by...

Thank you for the quick reply. I'm so tempted by the output I've seen and the many reviews. Rather unique I believe is the ability to correct back focus by adjustment of the helicoid (I'm not sure...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-09-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 12,922
Posted By Ricoh
Check out eBay

Check out eBay
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-09-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 12,922
Posted By Ricoh
I'm really interested in this lens. Would it be...

I'm really interested in this lens. Would it be possible to post a few examples of the 'glow' at 1.4? I very much like to see and be able to induce this effect.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,407
Posted By Ricoh
He was a brilliant photographer, and film maker....

He was a brilliant photographer, and film maker. Probably ranks as a genius with the camera, and so too at directing others.

The common thing about the photos shown in the link: they all have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,407
Posted By Ricoh
I've found I make better photos (to my taste, not...

I've found I make better photos (to my taste, not anyone else) if I use a fully manual camera and manual focus lenses. So much so that the RF works best because I have to imagine the DoF (sometimes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,407
Posted By Ricoh
Tim, Many years ago I read a tip about...

Tim,
Many years ago I read a tip about photographing what you feel, not what you see.
In context of your interest in wildlife, the above could be expressed by showing the courtship of two birds,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,407
Posted By Ricoh
I can't find the link to a great quote by David...

I can't find the link to a great quote by David Hearn, so I'll go from memory. It goes something like this: David Hearn (who himself is an excellent photographer) overheard a conversation between...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,407
Posted By Ricoh
Some ideas: Maybe this will help; practice the...

Some ideas:

Maybe this will help; practice the FART in photography (I believe it was Ken Rockwell who came up with the acronym).
F - Feel the need to take a photograph;
A - Ask yourself why you want...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By Ricoh
Thank you. I rest reasonably relaxed now you've...

Thank you. I rest reasonably relaxed now you've informed me. My trouble, I buy film even though I already have too much. I must stop buying, but when bulk offers appear I'm hooked.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By Ricoh
I'm glad this topic has come up. I store mine in...

I'm glad this topic has come up.
I store mine in the fridge at about +5C; there's no room in the freezer (we have two) since they're stuffed with food. Does +5C qualify as being cold enough for ong...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-05-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By Ricoh
Yes I had this with a new M240 back in 2015....

Yes I had this with a new M240 back in 2015. Leica replaced the shutter (apparently the error log pointed to a shutter failure) but within weeks of its return it was still playing up. The supplying...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-16-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By Ricoh
Is adjustment effected by shimming the helicoid?

Is adjustment effected by shimming the helicoid?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-16-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By Ricoh
Are you performing the tests using a tripod, it's...

Are you performing the tests using a tripod, it's all too easy to rock back or forwards and to be misled.
I've been thinking about one of these specifically for such tests....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 12,615
Posted By Ricoh
I see some lovely diffusion around the bright...

I see some lovely diffusion around the bright lights in post #11. I'm wondering if this is typical of this film? I've been on the look out for a film that glows, a B&W with a poor or non existent...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2019
Replies: 335
Views: 207,139
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Tim, I phoned the shop about the lens and...

Thanks Tim, I phoned the shop about the lens and asked numerous questions, but stiffness didn't enter my head, unfortunately. However, since I have a 14 day cooling off period I can see how good or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2019
Replies: 335
Views: 207,139
Posted By Ricoh
Thank you Erik. Order placed, hope to see the...

Thank you Erik. Order placed, hope to see the lens early next week.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2019
Replies: 335
Views: 207,139
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Erik. The one I have in mind is the...

Thanks Erik. The one I have in mind is the version 3, the last prior to the introduction of the asph, I believe. Filter size is E55 and serial number 3687830, which makes it late 90's, possibly 1995...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2019
Replies: 335
Views: 207,139
Posted By Ricoh
The images in this here thread make it so...

The images in this here thread make it so tempting...
I have a Summicron 90 E55 sitting in the checkout basket, but as it's a distance sale there's no chance of trying it on my M240 for calibration...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 2,123
Views: 397,872
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks for the info, dourbalistar, in both your...

Thanks for the info, dourbalistar, in both your replies.
Based on what I've read, think I might give Kentmere a run for the money and see if I can induce the bright-lights glow as others have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2019
Replies: 2,123
Views: 397,872
Posted By Ricoh
I thought Double X started life for use in motion...

I thought Double X started life for use in motion pictures and had the remjet (a carbon based deposit) to reduce the risk of static, and as an anti-halation defence.
For use in stills photography the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2019
Replies: 2,123
Views: 397,872
Posted By Ricoh
I quite like the glow around bright lights,...

I quite like the glow around bright lights, halation presumably. Is it an inherent quality of 5222 (Double X) due to the Remjet coating being removed by Kodak for use in still photography?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 7,022
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Huss. Maybe some form of optical guide for...

Thanks Huss. Maybe some form of optical guide for machine printing...? Whatever, I do agree it looks pretty.
Need to order a pack of C200 and acquire the necessary inversion software to reveal the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 7,022
Posted By Ricoh
Great images Huss! A question if you don't mind...

Great images Huss! A question if you don't mind me asking: How do you get the colourful markings on and around the sprockets? Or is this the way C200 comes out after development (and after inversion...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-09-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By Ricoh
EM5 Mk1 double...

EM5 Mk1 double exposure:


https://live.staticflickr.com/7920/32628681677_dfbb910cc5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RHhwic)Explore by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/RHhwic)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7811/32495124977_0b...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7811/32495124977_0bba0cf616_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Rvu1xt)Cleveleys by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/Rvu1xt)
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-25-2019
Replies: 589
Views: 148,751
Posted By Ricoh
I've run a roll through my R35 LED and I'll post...

I've run a roll through my R35 LED and I'll post a few in a short while.
In the mean time, if I may, can someone advise if its possible to do multiple exposure without damaging the camera. What I had...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,633
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks for posting the link, enlightening in many...

Thanks for posting the link, enlightening in many regards.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-16-2019
Replies: 589
Views: 148,751
Posted By Ricoh
Rollei 35 LED 40mm f3.5 Triotar Tri-X EI...

Rollei 35 LED 40mm f3.5 Triotar
Tri-X EI 1600

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7810/40148504283_a5171b01b5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24aMzz6)Puddle Jumper by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/24aMzz6)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-29-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Ricoh
MFT EM5, Skink Pinhle Pancake 0,18mm...

MFT EM5, Skink Pinhle Pancake 0,18mm f/90

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4910/32081835668_b8bdc0a562_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QSXN2J)Bag Lady by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/QSXN2J)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-19-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 4,040
Posted By Ricoh
"Who freekin' cares whether someone is using...

"Who freekin' cares whether someone is using digital capture or film? and why?"

That's a very good question indeed. It is really about the image, not the tools. However for some strange reason I do...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 4,040
Posted By Ricoh
I remember Gibson offering advice to not copy...

I remember Gibson offering advice to not copy others, and he went on to say he doesn't want to copy himself. I see the dilemma and the need to develop, but many photographers hit their peak and then...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-09-2019
Replies: 433
Views: 73,792
Posted By Ricoh
Zeno's Rollei 35 book arrived today, really...

Zeno's Rollei 35 book arrived today, really pleased with the quality of the photos and the presentation. Thank you very much from a happy customer.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-06-2019
Replies: 433
Views: 73,792
Posted By Ricoh
I paid £50

I paid £50
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2019
Replies: 1,058
Views: 190,725
Posted By Ricoh
Tri X shot at box speed. M6 35...

Tri X shot at box speed. M6 35 f/2
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4585/37926105755_ec425133dd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZMpcV6)Liverpool by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/ZMpcV6)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2019
Replies: 1,058
Views: 190,725
Posted By Ricoh
Ultramax 400 B&W conversion. M6 35...

Ultramax 400 B&W conversion. M6 35 f/2

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7927/45879105854_9cb25d57cf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cUbpLs)Boris by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/2cUbpLs)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 15,528
Posted By Ricoh
Well, that's good enough for me. Thank you very...

Well, that's good enough for me. Thank you very much.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-01-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By Ricoh
I like that very much. More please! PS Am I...

I like that very much. More please!

PS Am I missing something with the RFF. As far as I see it doesn't provide a 'Likes' or 'Thanks' button, so common on other forums.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 15,528
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Rob, extremely helpful tips for me to...

Thanks Rob, extremely helpful tips for me to follow.

Thank you kindly :)
Steve
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 15,528
Posted By Ricoh
I'm just about to get back into B&W processing...

I'm just about to get back into B&W processing after many, many years and this thread has been very helpful to me. I like the sound of HC-110, the shelf life being a big plus, but I understand it's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,925
Posted By Ricoh
Lynn, I've edited my post to address the question...

Lynn, I've edited my post to address the question which I forgot about when I posted earlier.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,925
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4903/46398627441_4e...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4903/46398627441_4ee17b2fe1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dG66rc)Parenting Skills by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/2dG66rc)
HP5+ pushed 2 stops, Pentax MX 100 f/3.5

As...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2018
Replies: 660
Views: 98,831
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4910/32081835668_b8...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4910/32081835668_b8bdc0a562_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QSXN2J)Bag Lady by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/QSXN2J)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2018
Replies: 308
Views: 38,441
Posted By Ricoh
Sounds as though you're sorted, Wintoid. I like...

Sounds as though you're sorted, Wintoid.

I like film photography, but it does bring a number of issues for those wishing to digitise, and invariably compromises along the way. I have a plustek...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2018
Replies: 308
Views: 38,441
Posted By Ricoh
Glad to learn you've found a solution and a way...

Glad to learn you've found a solution and a way forward.

I'm interested and hope you don't mind a couple of questions.

"Almost getting 100%" - does that mean you're unavoidably cropping the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2018
Replies: 308
Views: 38,441
Posted By Ricoh
Godfrey, thanks for taking the time to provide a...

Godfrey, thanks for taking the time to provide a comprehensive answer. Appreciated!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2018
Replies: 308
Views: 38,441
Posted By Ricoh
Hi Godfrey - interested to know why you decided...

Hi Godfrey - interested to know why you decided not to use enlarger lenses in favour of a regular 'taking' lenses. You mentioned the lack of focusing "mount", do you mean the focusing ring on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2018
Replies: 308
Views: 38,441
Posted By Ricoh
I wonder if anyone devised a means of mounting a...

I wonder if anyone devised a means of mounting a negative holder on top the BEOON base unit that offers alignment without the need to reset it every time you breath in and out.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2018
Replies: 308
Views: 38,441
Posted By Ricoh
Definitely... but only if invited into an elarger...

Definitely... but only if invited into an elarger lens warehouse, armed with my BEOON and M240, to try out all the combinations until I find a solution that does not necessitate the use of hacksaw...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2018
Replies: 308
Views: 38,441
Posted By Ricoh
jim0266, is the taking camera a Sony mirrorless....

jim0266, is the taking camera a Sony mirrorless. I've seen other screen shots of similar with the tell-tale red adapter - only guessing and could be well off the mark.

For some reason, those using...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Prest_400 for the clarification. I also...

Thanks Prest_400 for the clarification.

I also homed in on the table in LPF (page 4 I believe) and looking at the figures in the table compared to x^1.3 the results are quite similar up to about 60...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks PRJ In the Large Photography thread...

Thanks PRJ
In the Large Photography thread referenced above by PREST 400, the equation given is of the form y = f (x); more specifically y = 0.5167*ln(x) - 0.2

Where
x = metered exposure time in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Prest, it sort of rules out my inability...

Thanks Prest, it sort of rules out my inability to conduct a simple internet search. Also, thanks for the link, it's a good start for me, something to base exposure on rather than guesswork.
Cheers!!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By Ricoh
Kodak Ultramax 400 Reciprocity Failure

First off I hope the is the right area are for such a question.

I plan to do pinhole using Ultramax 400, but cannot find a data sheet on reciprocity failure for this film. I've searched the net, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2018
Replies: 308
Views: 38,441
Posted By Ricoh
That's greedy :)

That's greedy :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2018
Replies: 308
Views: 38,441
Posted By Ricoh
Yes, that's the conundrum. But finding a...

Yes, that's the conundrum. But finding a Focotar-2 for reasonable money and then finding out the BEOON column bottoms before critical focus is achieved, even though 10 other people have had success,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2018
Replies: 308
Views: 38,441
Posted By Ricoh
The trouble with enlarger lens applied to the...

The trouble with enlarger lens applied to the 'simple lens equation' is that you have no idea where the nodal point is without experiment. You could say the same about the 50mm 'taking' lens, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2018
Replies: 308
Views: 38,441
Posted By Ricoh
Plenty of enlarger lenses to try out, depending...

Plenty of enlarger lenses to try out, depending how deep your pockets...

https://www.secondhanddarkroom.co.uk/index.php/s-h_enl-lenses/show_all/0/0/?k=:4:14707::0

I do not in anyway have connection...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-07-2018
Replies: 660
Views: 98,831
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1912/43717568820_d8...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1912/43717568820_d89d31dd62_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29BaY7y)Life is just a blur... by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/29BaY7y)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2018
Replies: 308
Views: 38,441
Posted By Ricoh
Wintoid, via the LUF I compared the critical...

Wintoid, via the LUF I compared the critical measurements of my BEOON with another member on the forum (actually someone else joined the conversation so there were three of us in total) and the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-06-2018
Replies: 660
Views: 98,831
Posted By Ricoh
That's extremely well put Peter. Your analogy...

That's extremely well put Peter. Your analogy with poetry really cements what I had in mind, but I couldn't quite express it so concisely and eloquently.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2018
Replies: 308
Views: 38,441
Posted By Ricoh
I stopped having tried two enlarger lenses, the...

I stopped having tried two enlarger lenses, the El-Nikkor 50 f/2.8 and the Componon S f/2.8, in that order. To me any further experimentation with enlarger lenses seemed a further waste of money. The...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-06-2018
Replies: 660
Views: 98,831
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4433/36703459720_d8...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4433/36703459720_d84a3f28ce_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XVmPR3)Sharpness is a bourgeois concept by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/XVmPR3)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2018
Replies: 120
Views: 7,949
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/930/42829551275_cfc...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/930/42829551275_cfcefbf1a9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28fGDre)Bike, a shadow of its former self by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/28fGDre)
M6 Tri-X Push +2
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2018
Replies: 120
Views: 7,949
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/906/27079597677_134...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/906/27079597677_1340664702_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HfW1X8)Curves by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/HfW1X8)
Pen F HP5
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 5,199
Posted By Ricoh
Back in the days when I had a makeshift darkroom...

Back in the days when I had a makeshift darkroom I would shoot self rolled film, and print the best. They may have been crap photos, but at least I was completing the circle by actually displaying my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 5,199
Posted By Ricoh
It theory it seems possible to have more than one...

It theory it seems possible to have more than one account, each with a 1,000 limit. Just need a different email address, although I wonder if the Internet address of your router will give the game...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2018
Replies: 308
Views: 38,441
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks for updating Godfrey, having read I'm now...

Thanks for updating Godfrey, having read I'm now of the opinion to ditch the enlarger lens option and revert to the Summilux 50 f/1.4 asph.
So with the taking lens in situ on the BEOON, do I focus...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2018
Replies: 308
Views: 38,441
Posted By Ricoh
Has always been the case for me that the BEOON...

Has always been the case for me that the BEOON won't lower enough. I have tried combinations of the supplied tubes, and add on 3rd party tubes of varying length; tried the Nokkor 50 f2.8 and the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2018
Replies: 308
Views: 38,441
Posted By Ricoh
Wintoid, or raise the negative closer to the...

Wintoid, or raise the negative closer to the taking lens, but in doing so it takes a bit (lot) of fiddling to obtain alignment (as distinct from focus).
I've not touched the BEOON for 12 months or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2018
Replies: 2,758
Views: 812,583
Posted By Ricoh
When and why did camera manufactures start...

When and why did camera manufactures start putting electric motors in cameras to advance and rewind film. It just over complicates what previously was a more than adequate system with simple cogs and...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-26-2018
Replies: 589
Views: 148,751
Posted By Ricoh
Zeno, thanks for your thoughts on the Triotar. A...

Zeno, thanks for your thoughts on the Triotar. A 3 element lens sounds rather primative by modern standards, but that said I like the character of the Holga's simple meniscus lens, and sharpness edge...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-26-2018
Replies: 589
Views: 148,751
Posted By Ricoh
Just completing the order page and in reading the...

Just completing the order page and in reading the terms and conditions. I note that Blurb is based in the USA, hence import duties and post office handling fees will be added and payable before the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-26-2018
Replies: 589
Views: 148,751
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Zeno for getting back and confirming so...

Thanks Zeno for getting back and confirming so soon; I shall proceed with the order.

I may have mentioned a while back (on the sister thread 'A year with the Rollei 35') that I have the Rollei 35...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-26-2018
Replies: 589
Views: 148,751
Posted By Ricoh
Is the printed book still available, Zeno? (I'm...

Is the printed book still available, Zeno? (I'm in the UK.)
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-25-2018
Replies: 433
Views: 73,792
Posted By Ricoh
Excellent vision!

Excellent vision!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-14-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,089
Posted By Ricoh
Unless you're purchasing new I would factor the...

Unless you're purchasing new I would factor the cost of a CLA, these things are mechanical and need servicing to run true and to prevent metal to metal wear. A CLA is not cheap but neither is a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-05-2018
Replies: 73
Views: 5,736
Posted By Ricoh
They offer a 12 month transferable guarantee but...

They offer a 12 month transferable guarantee but I have no intention (yet!) of selling on once my M6 returns. Fingers crossed, and toes for that matter, I don't suffer the same outcome. My glass is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-05-2018
Replies: 73
Views: 5,736
Posted By Ricoh
Oh dear, and was the rectification an equally...

Oh dear, and was the rectification an equally long wait?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-05-2018
Replies: 73
Views: 5,736
Posted By Ricoh
I remember reading on their web page that they...

I remember reading on their web page that they would rather spend their time fixing cameras (and lenses) than answer emails.
I'm sure they do a great job, so worth the wait I guess.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-02-2018
Replies: 73
Views: 5,736
Posted By Ricoh
I decided to send my M6 for a CLA in July based...

I decided to send my M6 for a CLA in July based on recommendations received, but as alluded earlier CameraWorks-UK seem to be somewhat swamped by the number of cameras being sent to them from around...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,410
Posted By Ricoh
What I'm about to say has probably been said;...

What I'm about to say has probably been said; there's just too much to read above, sorry.

The 35mm, and wider if you wish, allows scale focusing much easier. Set to f8 and adjust the focus to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-23-2018
Replies: 3,209
Views: 502,877
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1844/43016497740_09...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1844/43016497740_099325c068_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28xdN79)B&W (#9) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/28xdN79)
M240 50mm f/1.4
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By Ricoh
If I've read correctly it means removing the...

If I've read correctly it means removing the back. That's what I meant by mutilation. Ok a bit dramatic of me, but it could mean the death to a number of analogue cameras when the main body and back...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By Ricoh
Sacrilege! If anyone desires a digital camera...

Sacrilege! If anyone desires a digital camera just go out and buy one instead of mutilating our precious film cameras.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-20-2018
Replies: 433
Views: 73,792
Posted By Ricoh
Hi Kevin, I've been aware of 'expomat' for a...

Hi Kevin, I've been aware of 'expomat' for a while, I must get my finger out, download, print and glue it together. Good idea of yours to do the DIY delamination using clear tape.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-20-2018
Replies: 433
Views: 73,792
Posted By Ricoh
I dug out the adapter that I had which has a...

I dug out the adapter that I had which has a diode incorporated, reputed to make 4x1.5V = 5.6V. That's the claim anyway. Just tried it and it's still 2 stops over reading. Better but still incorrect....
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-20-2018
Replies: 433
Views: 73,792
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Petronius, I love the shot; lens flare can...

Thanks Petronius, I love the shot; lens flare can be quite nice as you have demonstrated.

Just got the 35LED back, all fine and dandy but the lightmeter is over reading. The person who serviced it...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-20-2018
Replies: 314
Views: 88,685
Posted By Ricoh
Currently using Plustek 8200 with Silverfast Ai....

Currently using Plustek 8200 with Silverfast Ai. Does a good job but slow when trying to scan a complete roll of film.
I've been considering the Epson V800 or V850, apparently the same hardware...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-20-2018
Replies: 433
Views: 73,792
Posted By Ricoh
Inspired by this amazing thread, I sent my R35LED...

Inspired by this amazing thread, I sent my R35LED for a lub service since to the shutter ring was stiff due to inactivity for 25 years or so. I'm hoping it might be back today in fact.

Although...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-16-2018
Replies: 3,209
Views: 502,877
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1848/44613941352_00...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1848/44613941352_009af7c67d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aYo7ro)B&W (#1) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/2aYo7ro)
M240 50mm
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-16-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 18,719
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1848/43728514744_73...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1848/43728514744_73e61cf0a5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29C94Xo)Pinhole (#15) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/29C94Xo)
Skink 0,18mm, 16mm f/90 on MFT EM5
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-14-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 18,719
Posted By Ricoh
Another Skink on the...

Another Skink on the EM5

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1856/44512790471_28f47f4fe1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aPrFNF)Pinhole (#14) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/2aPrFNF)
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-14-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 18,719
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Kevin and Barry. I'm currently using a...

Thanks Kevin and Barry. I'm currently using a Skink Pinhole Pancacke 0,18mm on an EM5 MFT camera. I have another Skink on order for my Leica M. I use both analogue and digital Ms so it will be...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-14-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 18,719
Posted By Ricoh
Skink 16mm f/90...

Skink 16mm f/90 0,18mm
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1880/29540438587_60b56c27bf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M1otdF)Pinhole (#13) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/M1otdF)
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-13-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 18,719
Posted By Ricoh
Skink 16mm f/90...

Skink 16mm f/90 0,18mm
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1895/43568905945_ffdb01c704_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29o32Px)Pinhole (#12) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/29o32Px)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-13-2018
Replies: 3,209
Views: 502,877
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1894/42834591670_45...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1894/42834591670_45c9a92e4c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28g9tLA)Cotre Jour (#3) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/28g9tLA)
M240 50mm f/1.4
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-12-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 18,719
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Barry, I'm loving pinhole and I find it...

Thanks Barry, I'm loving pinhole and I find it sort of liberating - attention more on content and less on technicalities...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-12-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 18,719
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1891/29508055497_1e...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1891/29508055497_1ee1e1ce04_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LXwuRx)Pinhole (#11) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/LXwuRx)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2018
Replies: 3,209
Views: 502,877
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1863/44616775921_29...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1863/44616775921_29690ab3f4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aYCD4g)Landscape (#2) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/2aYCD4g)
M240 50mm f/1.4 asph
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-11-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 18,719
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1893/43592974834_f7...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1893/43592974834_f791b91d3b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29qaoEo)Pinhole (#9) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/29qaoEo)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-10-2018
Replies: 3,209
Views: 502,877
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1885/29617683337_b3...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1885/29617683337_b38b4b55af_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M8dnoH)Landscape (#1) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/M8dnoH)
M240 50 f/1.4
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-10-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 18,719
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Barry Here's a pinhole shot within a...

Thanks Barry

Here's a pinhole shot within a multi-storey car park

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1900/42489663190_eccaf6667d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27JECxQ)Pinhole (#8) by -Steve Ricoh-...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-09-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 18,719
Posted By Ricoh
Was thinking of an RSS 6x6, but inspired by...

Was thinking of an RSS 6x6, but inspired by mconnealy's modified Agfa Billy I may well take a look on eBay myself. I need to do my homework, I'm wondering if a MF folder would work.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-09-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 18,719
Posted By Ricoh
Another: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1888/44265...

Another:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1888/44265207131_2250ac4761_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aryKUp)Pinhole (#6) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/2aryKUp)
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-09-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 18,719
Posted By Ricoh
Love the sunrise shot, Barry

Love the sunrise shot, Barry
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-09-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 18,719
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1815/42428693320_96...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1815/42428693320_96e5d2dcd8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27Dh9kb)Pinhole (#5) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/27Dh9kb)
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-08-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 18,719
Posted By Ricoh
Thank you very much Papercut, that's very kind of...

Thank you very much Papercut, that's very kind of you!
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-08-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 18,719
Posted By Ricoh
EM5 Skink...

EM5 Skink pinhole

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1883/42388516370_b68fb9b1f7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27zJe89)Pinhole (#4) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/27zJe89)
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-08-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 18,719
Posted By Ricoh
Thank you very much. I'm really enjoying pinhole...

Thank you very much. I'm really enjoying pinhole photography, albeit with a digital camera. It has helped to dig myself out of a lull, photographically.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 08-19-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 18,719
Posted By Ricoh
New to the digital pinhole photography - only had...

New to the digital pinhole photography - only had the m4/3 Skink a few days. The first of the images was post processed in LR, the second and third had some additional SFX love ;) All 16mm...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-03-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2,657
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks for the recent replies, some cracking...

Thanks for the recent replies, some cracking images too!
Great shame about the Wonderlust PinWide, but hey-Ho, I'll have a look for the Skink.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-02-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2,657
Posted By Ricoh
Is the PinWide still available? I'd like to get...

Is the PinWide still available? I'd like to get my hands on one of these.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-26-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By Ricoh
No slamming the carrier shut, but I must admit I...

No slamming the carrier shut, but I must admit I haven’t tried the ‘pinching’ you mentioned. I will try on the next roll.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-24-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By Ricoh
I have the same problem with the neg holder...

I have the same problem with the neg holder supplied with the 8200Ai: Align the negative within the gate of the holder, close the top hinged section and the negative jumps enough to require a second...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-11-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,350
Posted By Ricoh
Towards the end he has something to say about...

Towards the end he has something to say about learning the language. 50 years of learning the language of film and more recently the digital language that he likes.
Most of RGs images are high...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2018
Replies: 1,019
Views: 382,737
Posted By Ricoh
Image deleted due to it being shot using 50 asph....

Image deleted due to it being shot using 50 asph. I should pay more attention to the title, doh!
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-06-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,115
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Zuiko85. I'll keep looking, but buying...

Thanks Zuiko85. I'll keep looking, but buying remotely via eBay etc is always a risk. I'll be less conservative in future holding a sum back for the likely repairs or cleaning.
Maybe an OM to Pen...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-03-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,115
Posted By Ricoh
The 70mm f2 turned up from Germany, but it's...

The 70mm f2 turned up from Germany, but it's going back.

I specifically asked about the condition of the optics and the aperture blades for signs of oil. The reply stated optics in great condition...
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