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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Dralowid
Two examples spring to mind immediately, battery...

Two examples spring to mind immediately, battery box contacts on Leicamotor for Leicaflex SL etc and back door contacts on M6 (I think).
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Dralowid
Beware abrasives. Some of the contacts on certain...

Beware abrasives. Some of the contacts on certain Leica kit are gold plated.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,649
Posted By Dralowid
...and while you are worrying about losing your...

...and while you are worrying about losing your viewfinder the eyesight correction lens falls off, the sunscreen on your hands melts the paint in the lettering and you leave the lens cap somewhere. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 909
Posted By Dralowid
Please let me know how you get on with Wetzlar I...

Please let me know how you get on with Wetzlar I understand they can be as good as one would expect!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 909
Posted By Dralowid
If (a big if) he is still taking on work Peter at...

If (a big if) he is still taking on work Peter at CRR (Luton) is ex Leica and a very good Leicaflex man (as well as all other Leicas). Contact only via phone.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,237
Posted By Dralowid
Although I would like to find out more about this...

Although I would like to find out more about this pocket watch I'm not at all sure I want to get into watches, and looking at some websites much of it is about new stuff. Remember the legend going...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Dralowid
There is another thread discussing the additional...

There is another thread discussing the additional benefits of the IIIg. I may have misread it all but got the impression that contributors on balance felt the extra cost over IIIf etc was not really...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By Dralowid
Did you actually have one? A friend of mine and I...

Did you actually have one? A friend of mine and I bought new GR1s both at the same time, his still works faultlessly but I sold my fully working one about three years ago to fund something else....
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,237
Posted By Dralowid
The arrow is called a pheon. It is a pocket watch...

The arrow is called a pheon. It is a pocket watch thus marked that I want to find out about.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,237
Posted By Dralowid
Is there a forum/website for older watches and...

Is there a forum/website for older watches and pocket watches which could help with identification?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 909
Posted By Dralowid
What is the legend about the SL or SL2 in the...

What is the legend about the SL or SL2 in the Leica museum that fell out of a fighter during some war or other and was retrieved from the desert a long time later...repairable?

My SLMOT is a little...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 909
Posted By Dralowid
Build quality is old school, shutter speeds...

Build quality is old school, shutter speeds progressive (if that is the right word) then 10 x AA batteries in boxes with gold contacts, a motor that goes off like an old Norton with the ignition too...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 909
Posted By Dralowid
Motor doesn't get used these days, the Macro...

Motor doesn't get used these days, the Macro Elmarit is a great alternative to a 50mm and does so much more.

https://live.staticflickr.com/8011/7461012854_0b6b68f845_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,088
Posted By Dralowid
Erik Are all the black ones 'Three Crowns' /...

Erik
Are all the black ones 'Three Crowns' / Swedish forces or were there others?

Michael
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 909
Posted By Dralowid
From memory 1 cam = Original Leicaflex 2 cams =...

From memory

1 cam = Original Leicaflex
2 cams = SL and SL2
3 cams = Leicaflex, SL, SL2 and R

2 cam lenses used to be the cheapest but not so noticeable these days.

I have an SLMOT, 21 SA (because...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Dralowid
I wonder if this camera has been repainted or at...

I wonder if this camera has been repainted or at least touched up? It looks very good indeed, both paint and nickel are excellent but you'd expect some wear, at least on the accessory shoe. In the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,213
Posted By Dralowid
If you can find one, the earlier 35mm f2.8...

If you can find one, the earlier 35mm f2.8 Summaron has a removable M mount which turns it into ltm. All you need to do is loosen a little screw.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By Dralowid
Don't forget double exposures, some short, some...

Don't forget double exposures, some short, some long.

Of course, not every camera is capable of double exposures...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By Dralowid
I ask the question because some seem to survive...

I ask the question because some seem to survive and others don't. I collect old 8mm movie cameras and many 'automatic' ones have built in big meters by well known manufacturers that drive the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By Dralowid
Selenium Cells

What makes a selenium cell in an old light meter or camera deteriorate?

Continuous exposure to light? (as in on a shelf display)

Age?

Something else?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-18-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,260
Posted By Dralowid
By then someone will have made a self adhesive...

By then someone will have made a self adhesive sensor tape product that you can stick on your Leica pressure plate. It will send the images directly to your phone which will be embedded in your...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-18-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,260
Posted By Dralowid
...and then you could prove or disprove the...

...and then you could prove or disprove the 'myth' about the Red Scale Elmar.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-15-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,088
Posted By Dralowid
Does anyone use their self timers?

Does anyone use their self timers?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2019
Replies: 464
Views: 95,707
Posted By Dralowid
You need to meet a Dachshund...

You need to meet a Dachshund...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 817
Posted By Dralowid
I have an old Nex 6. It is great for what it is....

I have an old Nex 6. It is great for what it is. One of the reasons for choosing it was to not feel guilt about leaving my treasured 'legacy' lenses in the cupboard.

I realise now that this was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,795
Posted By Dralowid
Suntan cream. Suntan cream takes the printed...

Suntan cream. Suntan cream takes the printed lettering off cameras and even takes the black paint out of the engraved lettering on a chrome M6.

Makes you wonder what it does to your face.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-11-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 2,861
Posted By Dralowid
Try the other way round for a change, put a Leica...

Try the other way round for a change, put a Leica lens on an old cine camera...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48042197631_3406a47f15_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gcjPAg)IMG_3940...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,088
Posted By Dralowid
Although I'm only really interested in black...

Although I'm only really interested in black cameras I did quite like this, IIIc to IIIf ST conversion.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7577/16103074952_26f1ca159a_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-08-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,088
Posted By Dralowid
I agree, I had one but when time came to start a...

I agree, I had one but when time came to start a gear reduction plan it was one of the first to go.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-08-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By Dralowid
I'm just trying to make people think twice about...

I'm just trying to make people think twice about servicing...does it really need it?
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,537
Posted By Dralowid
The problem with going back to film I found is...

The problem with going back to film I found is that I no longer have the patience to wait to see my pictures...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By Dralowid
Your avatar displays a vehicle that will give...

Your avatar displays a vehicle that will give years and years of reliable service virtually untouched. When it finally has to go into a garage it may need to go back again to get niggles sorted.

It...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By Dralowid
It matters little, if it works properly it...

It matters little, if it works properly it doesn't need 'servicing' if it doesn't work properly it does.

I'm of the opinion that much of this so called 'servicing' or 'CLAing' does more harm than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 778
Posted By Dralowid
Nowadays the purge is continuous and the...

Nowadays the purge is continuous and the purchases far more sporadic.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,081
Posted By Dralowid
Every response will have a different viewpoint or...

Every response will have a different viewpoint or at least answer.

Mine? Condition is all.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By Dralowid
You are forgiven! I am misunderstood wherever I...

You are forgiven! I am misunderstood wherever I go.

Going back to the lady herself, she was certainly very good at her job.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By Dralowid
Good God man, we're British!

Good God man, we're British!
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By Dralowid
I met her through an anthropologist called Andrew...

I met her through an anthropologist called Andrew Baring who was working in the Nuba and Darfur areas. Must have been late '70s(?). She called him Herr Boring but neither of us knew whether she was...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-30-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By Dralowid
You have reminded me that I met her once, she was...

You have reminded me that I met her once, she was working on projects in Africa at the time. A little scary.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Dralowid
Somewhere there are some interesting pics of one...

Somewhere there are some interesting pics of one famous photographer covering Monaco with M, Telyt and Visoflex
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,554
Posted By Dralowid
I have had my TTL since new. I chose it because...

I have had my TTL since new. I chose it because it was a little discounted at the time.

It has never been serviced, it always works, beyond that there is little to add.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-18-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By Dralowid
IIIc stepper for sure, but the eyepieces...They...

IIIc stepper for sure, but the eyepieces...They don't look like Leitz at all. So someone has taken an unused top housing and modified it. Indeed the whole r/f inside will be like a III ...probably....
Forum: Travel 05-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 722
Posted By Dralowid
...and don't even think about the tea.

...and don't even think about the tea.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Dralowid
On any Leica I does the 15mm viewfinder make it...

On any Leica I does the 15mm viewfinder make it difficult to get to the speed dial?

Or does this only happen on the versions that have a fixed viewfinder and one accessory shoe?

I remember a...
Forum: Travel 05-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 722
Posted By Dralowid
I assume Olden's camera shop off Broadway has...

I assume Olden's camera shop off Broadway has gone? Haven't looked for it for years...it was great place with a cabinet full of old Leicas etc.
Forum: Travel 05-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 722
Posted By Dralowid
As a Brit it is all about walking and the Subway,...

As a Brit it is all about walking and the Subway, forget taxis. Carry as little as possible and try to relax (which isn't that easy it is too much fun).

Another tip for someone who was brought up...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,652
Posted By Dralowid
No, I would rather spend the money on a future...

No, I would rather spend the money on a future proof Leica that makes great pictures and whose value and reliability have a proven record...something like an original hockey stick Leica I.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-20-2019
Replies: 544
Views: 155,441
Posted By Dralowid
Shawn, Pre war conversion II to III (IIIa has...

Shawn,

Pre war conversion II to III (IIIa has 1/1000).

Wait till you have it in your hand re nickel/chrome question. Lugs would most likely have come with the conversion to III which has lugs as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By Dralowid
Where are you? I've got a box of bulbs if I can...

Where are you? I've got a box of bulbs if I can find it and you are welcome to them. Mostly the smaller later ones, not the big round ones with what looks like steel wool in them.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,929
Posted By Dralowid
Amongst all this spare a thought for the people...

Amongst all this spare a thought for the people rebuilding the Charles Rennie Macintosh building in Glasgow, they had nearly finished when it burnt again. They appear resolute but it must be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,929
Posted By Dralowid
Of course it will be rebuilt (see fire at York...

Of course it will be rebuilt (see fire at York Cathedral and earlier reconstruction in Europe after two World Wars). The rebuilding will be an opportunity to train new artisans in old skills that are...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-12-2019
Replies: 544
Views: 155,441
Posted By Dralowid
Yup, II syn. Very nice indeed!

Yup, II syn.

Very nice indeed!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,034
Posted By Dralowid
No yaks in Billingham. Stationery (or...

No yaks in Billingham.

Stationery (or stationary) closures are an art form in themselves, like film we must ensure they survive in the digital age...stand up those with a Gestetner Operators...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,034
Posted By Dralowid
That's what I meant but to quote the Kiev...

That's what I meant but to quote the Kiev Survival Site, the string would have been Yak string.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,034
Posted By Dralowid
Two brass spit pins through the box and then...

Two brass spit pins through the box and then those fibre washers, as seen on old legal box files...bit of string winds round...maybe?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Dralowid
You can almost smell it... Excellent!

You can almost smell it...

Excellent!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,114
Posted By Dralowid
A Ricoh GR1s sized Ricoh digital or even a Ricoh...

A Ricoh GR1s sized Ricoh digital or even a Ricoh GR1s that will work for years
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 957
Posted By Dralowid
Forgot to mention that the 21mm Super Angulon is...

Forgot to mention that the 21mm Super Angulon is a hell of sight cheaper in R than M
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,825
Posted By Dralowid
Spent months working in Melbourne, many happy...

Spent months working in Melbourne, many happy memories. Loved that bunch of guys rebuilding a Liberator in a shed in Werribee!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,825
Posted By Dralowid
There was once a Citroen factory in Melbourne...

There was once a Citroen factory in Melbourne assembling Ds's. Where was it?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 957
Posted By Dralowid
Have a think about the the 60mm Elmarit 2.8. It...

Have a think about the the 60mm Elmarit 2.8. It is not that much bigger and is of course a macro lens too. Excellent results however you use it.

(None of the R lenses that I have used have been...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-21-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Dralowid
Erik, I'm doing quite well, in the last week I've...

Erik, I'm doing quite well, in the last week I've found homes for OZXVO, OSBLO, ELDIA (finally!), half a Contax and some ltm shutter guards. I'll get down to the bottom of the box of bits in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Dralowid
David, very true, these days I seem to be...

David, very true, these days I seem to be 'running down the can' or 'kicking the clock down the road' so I don't really know where I am.

How to tell the difference? One fits and the other doesn't....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Dralowid
Got it! Dyslexia or something similar setting...

Got it! Dyslexia or something similar setting in.


Thanks
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Dralowid
Orako

Please tell me if I have this right...it is that little rangefinder filter.

ORAKO comes in two different sizes.

One is smaller for the earlier II, III, and IIIa, it has a part number of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Dralowid
Obvious but have you checked that the lens in...

Obvious but have you checked that the lens in question moves freely when not on the camera?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2019
Replies: 8,883
Views: 866,867
Posted By Dralowid
Well, I think you may have most of it!

Well, I think you may have most of it!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-04-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,582
Posted By Dralowid
As I read this thread I spot a roll of reversal...

As I read this thread I spot a roll of reversal panchromatic Ferrania on my shelf. £1.5s.8d. expired April '1969.

50 years ago...

Last time I read their website it seemed as if that they had fallen...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-16-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 940
Posted By Dralowid
I have a friend who used to have a huge...

I have a friend who used to have a huge collection of cameras. Sold the lot.

These days his interest only lies in scratch built cameras, often made by apprentices. Absolutely fascinating and often...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-16-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 940
Posted By Dralowid
All you need to do is to focus on what you want...

All you need to do is to focus on what you want to spend the money on. All my Russian still cameras have gone, down to 6(ish) Leicas, some bits of Certo Dollinas and around 100 movie cameras...that...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,529
Posted By Dralowid
There was a thread ages ago (in the ltm section)...

There was a thread ages ago (in the ltm section) that more or less came to the conclusion that it is probably more satisfying (and a lot cheaper) to buy a Leica I...not the the same admittedly but...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-14-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 940
Posted By Dralowid
Seriously spooky!!!

Seriously spooky!!!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 940
Posted By Dralowid
My collection at it's height (plus Zorki...

My collection at it's height (plus Zorki 3m)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1573/24373658145_6bd255500b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D8Pnpg)IMG_0053 (https://flic.kr/p/D8Pnpg) by dralowid...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,758
Posted By Dralowid
Not sure if thread filters were intended. Took...

Not sure if thread filters were intended. Took the old A36 filters.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 940
Posted By Dralowid
This thread is starting to make me regret selling...

This thread is starting to make me regret selling that camera but funds were needed to keep the boating habit going in retirement. As the weather improves I'll be sitting out there in the wild blue...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 940
Posted By Dralowid
Sorry, should have added s/n 8344

Sorry, should have added s/n 8344
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 940
Posted By Dralowid
This is the one I sold to someone in the...

This is the one I sold to someone in the Ukraine

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1594/24247226142_855a142ab6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CWDnz9)IMG_2618 (https://flic.kr/p/CWDnz9) by dralowid...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-11-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,030
Posted By Dralowid
You could balance yourself out by having the...

You could balance yourself out by having the SLMOT on one side and the battery pack on the other...an osteopath would surely agree.

A nephew of mine was/is 'something in the city'. Inevitably he had...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2019
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
I am no lover of recovering, for me it takes away...

I am no lover of recovering, for me it takes away something. Saving what you have got seems more appropriate.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2019
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
Guessing it has been repainted? Or at least the...

Guessing it has been repainted? Or at least the Woods metal lettering replaced with paint?
Doesn't look like a conversion.

Be careful of the edges of the covering, get 'em stuck down before they...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,400
Posted By Dralowid
A very nice camera. Great to see one that tells a...

A very nice camera. Great to see one that tells a story. Many will tell you that 'condition is all' but this one transcends that!
Forum: RFF Polls 02-11-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,030
Posted By Dralowid
If they are not listening they will launch an a...

If they are not listening they will launch an a la carte SLMOT for the young hipsters to better appreciate the days when photographers had muscles.

(I think you have one?)
Forum: RFF Polls 02-11-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,030
Posted By Dralowid
More not so subtle data collecting from Big...

More not so subtle data collecting from Big Brother...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,579
Posted By Dralowid
Oh, thought we were restricted to Leitz...

Oh, thought we were restricted to Leitz lenses.

Anyway, a couple of thoughts:

1) the 50mm 3.5 Elmar is far from 'lowly' and don't forget later coated (and Red Scale) versions.

2) I seem to be the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,579
Posted By Dralowid
90mm Elmar, probably the cheapest Leica lens...

90mm Elmar, probably the cheapest Leica lens around but can be very good.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-09-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By Dralowid
Websites etc

I am something of a luddite.

I have a lot of photos of old gear etc that I would like to caption and upload onto the web before I forget what it is or throw it away.

Simple question:

Is there a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By Dralowid
So...presumably there is a date when the covering...

So...presumably there is a date when the covering changes from a natural material to something synthetic???
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-06-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,615
Posted By Dralowid
I bought a Leica III and Elmar in 1965. It cost,...

I bought a Leica III and Elmar in 1965. It cost, from memory, £35 10s 0d (Wallace Heaton second hand dept so probably a bit expensive even though black was cheaper).

Again from memory I think a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,615
Posted By Dralowid
I remember FP3 being rather nice whereas HP3 was...

I remember FP3 being rather nice whereas HP3 was akin to a ploughed field (well, with my Johnsons based processing it was!)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By Dralowid
Yes I have read this too, handles for pistols etc...

Yes I have read this too, handles for pistols etc as well. It seems to be tree resin/latex that could be mistaken for black tar...in old cables. Moulded when warm.

Peter used to recover Leicas with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,615
Posted By Dralowid
I think I have an HP3 one somewhere...If I find...

I think I have an HP3 one somewhere...If I find it I'm happy to swap it for something obscure and equally valueless in the eyes of the unknowing...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By Dralowid
On Sunday night I was woken from my sleep in...

On Sunday night I was woken from my sleep in front of the tv by the mention of the word 'vulcanite'. It was Antiques Roadshow and they were talking about some faux Whitby jet jewellery that was...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By Dralowid
That's it, your 6535 sounds the same as those...

That's it, your 6535 sounds the same as those that I had. I took it to be fairly coarse machining.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,615
Posted By Dralowid
No mention of that old alloy Ilford cassette that...

No mention of that old alloy Ilford cassette that used to get stuck in the camera...and when you tried to pull it out by the spool you ran the risk of pulling the top of the cassette. So you put more...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By Dralowid
The thing that I remember is that on an early I...

The thing that I remember is that on an early I the vulcanite is machined and forms part of the distance between lens and film plane. This on camera 10xxx and also 12xxx

In other words the vulcanite...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By Dralowid
I would go ahead and give it a try. As Erik has...

I would go ahead and give it a try.

As Erik has said, theoretically working on the lens is not difficult, however it is old and may well resist attempts to dismantle. Also the shims behind it may be...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2,445
Posted By Dralowid
David, That seller's other items remind me of the...

David, That seller's other items remind me of the arrival of Soviet cheap watches in the UK...I had forgotten all about them.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By Dralowid
There was a calf skin (leather) covered version...

There was a calf skin (leather) covered version but I have never seen one...and this is not it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2,445
Posted By Dralowid
Yes I have seen that hook clip, as you say, Zorki...

Yes I have seen that hook clip, as you say, Zorki or Fed I think
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-31-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,615
Posted By Dralowid
Congratulations...I've had mine since 1965, still...

Congratulations...I've had mine since 1965, still happy with it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,500
Posted By Dralowid
They will become some descendant's problem, or...

They will become some descendant's problem, or opportunity. In our attic are a couple of boxes of family negs, plates, slides and prints. I know who or what some of the subjects are but others are a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 940
Posted By Dralowid
Mine (8344 now sold) had that screw. It wasn't...

Mine (8344 now sold) had that screw. It wasn't flush fitting countersunk. Sorry, can't find the pics. From memory it was similar to the two on the spring but a bit flatter. Might even have been...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,615
Posted By Dralowid
Well, the poor OP has had a lot of kit chucked at...

Well, the poor OP has had a lot of kit chucked at him...so here is a bit more, maybe he is yet to discover the conversions thread!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4567/26448667929_6db847036e_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,615
Posted By Dralowid
Lunching with two dealers? You are doomed...ah,...

Lunching with two dealers? You are doomed...ah, just re-read your post.

Yes, IIIc or IIIf are good starting points and comparatively inexpensive. Also, if you are not bothered about slow speeds,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,615
Posted By Dralowid
£449 is not cheap. As you say, 'consider it in...

£449 is not cheap. As you say, 'consider it in more detail' but don't allow yourself to get a fixation for a particular model, as you can see from the above we all have our favourites.

If you are...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,615
Posted By Dralowid
Down near Plymouth you can retire to the hills...

Down near Plymouth you can retire to the hills and do the Ravillious thing...

£240 with a lens is not too bad if it works (after a fashion).
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Posted By Dralowid
Forget the phone, I am tempted to try an older GR...

Forget the phone, I am tempted to try an older GR digital...there seem to be quite a few models...I am a little confused

GRD '05 8mp f2.4 screen 2.5"
GRII '07 10 mp f2.4 screen 2.5"
GRIII...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Posted By Dralowid
...or, and here comes a bit of extreme heresy,...

...or, and here comes a bit of extreme heresy, perhaps I should get a phone?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,101
Posted By Dralowid
...and I have a couple of Pentinas. Now there is...

...and I have a couple of Pentinas. Now there is a camera that's a little different!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-19-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Posted By Dralowid
I was told some time ago that the digital GR is a...

I was told some time ago that the digital GR is a much chunkier device than the film version and really not the same. I better find one and have a look/feel. I know that they are great cameras but...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-19-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Posted By Dralowid
I wish I still had my Ricoh...

I sold my Ricoh GR1s when it started to do funny things. Judging by comments on the web this was a wise thing to do. Shame, it was my favourite.

I rarely use my M6, my ltm cameras or even my Nex 6....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2019
Replies: 2,697
Views: 792,678
Posted By Dralowid
Before you make your mind up try the 60mm Macro...

Before you make your mind up try the 60mm Macro Elmarit, I use one as on my SL MOT. Do you still use your motor?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-07-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Dralowid
Tim, That has been modified (filed down) for...

Tim, That has been modified (filed down) for flash, the cams would hit a contact on the side of a little accessory shoe gadget with a flash plug on it.

The OP's dial is something else...I don't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2019
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
I admit my error further compounded by the...

I admit my error further compounded by the presence of the larger shutter dial and the round so called 'lavatory bowl' moulding beneath.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2019
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
Diopter adjustment came along with the III. It...

Diopter adjustment came along with the III. It looks like yours has the small 'return' on the little lever which suggests post war but pic is a bit to small to say.

Also your engraving is white or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By Dralowid
I wonder where the digital Bolex project...

I wonder where the digital Bolex project went...

Super 8 was always restricted by using the gate in the cartridge which is why Standard or Double 8 still has followers. 8mm film is still around but...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-02-2019
Replies: 621
Views: 48,602
Posted By Dralowid
'Watchmakers' or 'watch' oil is readily available...

'Watchmakers' or 'watch' oil is readily available on the internet. From memory it comes in three grades, the lightest is very fine and used minimally with the correct sized oiler must be close to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-27-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Dralowid
As a matter of interest, just why is the...

As a matter of interest, just why is the viewfinder window so small?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-22-2018
Replies: 962
Views: 188,904
Posted By Dralowid
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4562/37689298675_cf...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4562/37689298675_cf5c5d3f6d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Zqtvqp)DSC02290 (https://flic.kr/p/Zqtvqp) by dralowid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,534
Posted By Dralowid
Would I be right in saying that the M6 was the...

Would I be right in saying that the M6 was the last Leica to be used regularly by mainstream professional photographers?
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-16-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By Dralowid
Treat the spring in a traditional Filmo with...

Treat the spring in a traditional Filmo with great respect. It is very strong and very sharp.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-15-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By Dralowid
I'd divide the asking price by five...or perhaps...

I'd divide the asking price by five...or perhaps a wee bit more.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 942
Posted By Dralowid
...and SOOKY for the collapsible ltm Summicron....

...and SOOKY for the collapsible ltm Summicron. As David says, lots of info around. Mind you it doesn't make much sense until you put it on an ltm camera.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-15-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By Dralowid
Number was more than a few hundred...

Number was more than a few hundred away...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1557/24347460086_27ba51175d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D6v6CA)FED 001 (https://flic.kr/p/D6v6CA) by dralowid...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-15-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By Dralowid
I had one a few hundred later than this. It was a...

I had one a few hundred later than this. It was a very, very well built camera. Sold it on Ebay and the highest bidder was in Kiev in the Ukraine.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,309
Posted By Dralowid
We dyed in the wool old Leica types use sunny...

We dyed in the wool old Leica types use sunny 12.5...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,309
Posted By Dralowid
In one form or another the Leica/Contax debate...

In one form or another the Leica/Contax debate has been going on since the 1930s. Warms the heart to see it revived.

From my perspective the Contax is a fabulous camera but the Leica seems to have...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-01-2018
Replies: 544
Views: 155,441
Posted By Dralowid
So all you need to find now is a black Leitz...

So all you need to find now is a black Leitz SBOOI finder that can fit directly over the lens. I think Erik has such a thing but have never come across one myself.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-29-2018
Replies: 544
Views: 155,441
Posted By Dralowid
Thanks for the pictures which go to show that...

Thanks for the pictures which go to show that they do exist. An interesting and very nice camera!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-25-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Dralowid
Probably polished away, you can see that...

Probably polished away, you can see that polishing has rounded the corners on features prior to plating. It is/was genuine once but I don't understand what appears to be extension tubes.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-24-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Dralowid
What is going on here???

Curious about the lens flange etc, presumably re-chromed and re covered. All in all to be avoided methinks...or might that turn out to be a cheap...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-24-2018
Replies: 544
Views: 155,441
Posted By Dralowid
This is it, didn't take long to find but it...

This is it, didn't take long to find but it doesn't mention the camera in question...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5814/20822542453_e90e76aecd_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-24-2018
Replies: 544
Views: 155,441
Posted By Dralowid
Forgot to add, somewhere towards the beginning of...

Forgot to add, somewhere towards the beginning of the 'conversions' thread is a page Erik posted showing the prices for the various conversion options (in DMs). Makes for interesting reading.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-24-2018
Replies: 544
Views: 155,441
Posted By Dralowid
I look forward to seeing it. Does it have the...

I look forward to seeing it. Does it have the blanked off slow speed dial sometimes found where a new postwar body was used in the conversion?

I have seen pictures of such a thing but never yet ion...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 11-23-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,296
Posted By Dralowid
I've seen DIY flash sockets in that location and...

I've seen DIY flash sockets in that location and with three screws on the flange too.
Forum: RFF News 11-21-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 3,102
Posted By Dralowid
It was ever thus. Years ago I bought a brand new...

It was ever thus. Years ago I bought a brand new M6TTL from one of the main London agents for below MSRP. It was described as 'display' but came with everything.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-15-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 3,005
Posted By Dralowid
Ah, bad luck! I cannot think of anything else...

Ah, bad luck! I cannot think of anything else with woods metal filled engraving, I guess it was just too expensive to use on anything except cameras.

I guess an experienced old time jeweller might...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-15-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 3,005
Posted By Dralowid
Have you tried? Peter at CRR had some success...

Have you tried? Peter at CRR had some success with the process.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-14-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 3,005
Posted By Dralowid
If you are very brave... I understand that if...

If you are very brave...

I understand that if you heat the 'woods metal' from behind you can get it to melt while staying in the engraving. When it dries it will be as it was when new.

I can...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-14-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 3,005
Posted By Dralowid
Surely that second shoe is a later addition? The...

Surely that second shoe is a later addition? The screws for the viewfinder are still in position.

(apologies if someone else has already pointed this out)

Re Woods metal, look for the old thread,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-13-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 3,005
Posted By Dralowid
I can't quite see but is the vulcanite correct...

I can't quite see but is the vulcanite correct for the year?

My quick way of telling what is what is what is the size of the rewind knob (but don't rely on it). Big = 1 Small = Standard.

I too have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,058
Posted By Dralowid
As someone who takes pride in collecting old...

As someone who takes pride in collecting old movie cameras with their correct lenses I am sad to see useless bodies stripped of their lenses up for sale. On the other hand it is good to see quality...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,058
Posted By Dralowid
Not so good in airports...

Not so good in airports...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,058
Posted By Dralowid
Without the x2...

Without the x2 converter...
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7384/10722577043_4ed20cf50c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/hkw1zZ)IMG_1822 (https://flic.kr/p/hkw1zZ) by dralowid...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-07-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By Dralowid
Excellent bit of research, it is all out there...

Excellent bit of research, it is all out there somewhere!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-05-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By Dralowid
What was the Leitz cable address at Mortimer...

What was the Leitz cable address at Mortimer Street?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-05-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By Dralowid
And don't forget sending Cables...or Telexes

And don't forget sending Cables...or Telexes
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
Also take care of the rangefinder cam, push it in...

Also take care of the rangefinder cam, push it in to clear.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-31-2018
Replies: 544
Views: 155,441
Posted By Dralowid
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-31-2018
Replies: 544
Views: 155,441
Posted By Dralowid
Over the last couple of years I have been...

Over the last couple of years I have been reducing my collection of conversions. These are the last of my postwar black conversions (I never collected chrome, chrome is for M cameras). I was going to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-30-2018
Replies: 544
Views: 155,441
Posted By Dralowid
Is that the one assembled from unused black parts...

Is that the one assembled from unused black parts you collected?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-30-2018
Replies: 544
Views: 155,441
Posted By Dralowid
MaZo, Excellent camera, congratulations! Now you...

MaZo,

Excellent camera, congratulations! Now you need to find the III version without flash sync, then the II with flash sync and then II without flash sync.

It is addictive.

Then, and only then,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-30-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By Dralowid
It was a popular modification at the time. I...

It was a popular modification at the time. I wouldn't spend too much money trying to sort it out. Tape is good.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-23-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,039
Posted By Dralowid
Did you get my Telex?

Did you get my Telex?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-05-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By Dralowid
Many Elmars were updated at the same time as the...

Many Elmars were updated at the same time as the cameras. There is a way of telling by the shape of the focus mark on the scale. Erik knows the details.
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-30-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 19,872
Posted By Dralowid
Hmmm, confused I am but won't commit just yet.

Hmmm, confused I am but won't commit just yet.
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-30-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 19,872
Posted By Dralowid
So, I used to have a GR1s which was much loved...

So, I used to have a GR1s which was much loved but I sold it before it broke. I bought a Nex 6 because I thought I'd want to used my old lenses. Favourite was with the 35mm 2.8 Summaron. I want to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-29-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Dralowid
Can't properly remember but that screw 'might' be...

Can't properly remember but that screw 'might' be the stop screw for the aperture ring. I'd leave it for now. I doubt it locks the front element in place. Reckon that "just" unscrews...well it may...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-24-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 5,041
Posted By Dralowid
In the beginning it was never legendary, it was...

In the beginning it was never legendary, it was the cheaper option for those who could not stretch to a Summicron.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-23-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,912
Posted By Dralowid
I found a Hedgecoe book in the Bosham telephone...

I found a Hedgecoe book in the Bosham telephone box library. What I do notice, being costal, are quite a lot of maritime memoirs, nice to have a local slant.

On the 'other' topic touched on earlier...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-19-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
Yes, the first 100 or 150 or so had them.

Yes, the first 100 or 150 or so had them.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-18-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
A few years ago I was in the habit of bidding for...

A few years ago I was in the habit of bidding for Leicas on Ebay that were either incorrectly described or poorly photographed. This could go either way(!). I bid on and won what I thought was a I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-18-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
Makes me start to think...what other cameras were...

Makes me start to think...what other cameras were fitted with the 5cm Elmar 3.5?...apart from the Weltini?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
Because they were treasured by their owners. IIIs...

Because they were treasured by their owners. IIIs would appeal more to the photographer who wanted everything and used them more. 250s were hammered for most of their lives and show it.

I don't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
Great stuff but reluctantly I suppose we had...

Great stuff but reluctantly I suppose we had better get back on topic. Let us talk about the texture of paint...or the lack of it. The word 'patina' is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-14-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
I used to have a cropped print of their feet on...

I used to have a cropped print of their feet on my wall but never knew who they were.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-14-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
I do, you have re-awakened an old fascination for...

I do, you have re-awakened an old fascination for me. At school (long time ago) this painting was used as an example to teach us about vanishing points and perspective.

You can come back to these...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-14-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
Ah, Federico de Montefeltro's nose is something...

Ah, Federico de Montefeltro's nose is something to be admired!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-14-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
I suspect you enjoy using as low a shutter speed...

I suspect you enjoy using as low a shutter speed as possible?

Meant to ask for ages, are you a fan of the American artist Edward Hopper? Your pictures, like many of his, leave me wondering about the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-14-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
I suppose one could put VOOLA inside a black...

I suppose one could put VOOLA inside a black FISON. The problem is that one would have to either loosen the hood clamping ring or twist the hood on the lens (if it is a hood without clamp) to adjust...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
VALOO was the one I was thinking of, from memory...

VALOO was the one I was thinking of, from memory it is combined with a hood. I haven't had VALAU, does it have a hood or is it just a ring?

Can you remind me of the name of the aperture ring that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
...and I do not like the heavy ones with aperture...

...and I do not like the heavy ones with aperture rings (can't remember codes) which I always understood to be designed for use in the darkroom, in the days when your taking lens became you enlarging...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
Erik, I know, I thought David was employing some...

Erik, I know, I thought David was employing some Monty Pythonese cynicsm/humour!

I think FHKOO is the single frame holder for the earlier cameras and FCKOO is the one for the later ltms.

Back to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
Me neither when you realise that the the later...

Me neither when you realise that the the later FCKOO was so much better. Question is, did it come in black?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-12-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
Erik, I stand corrected! Michael (Now where is...

Erik, I stand corrected!

Michael

(Now where is my OSBLO... no one will have copied that!)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-12-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
Erik, A good theory but why would Leitz make a...

Erik, A good theory but why would Leitz make a cap to fit a competitor's product? I wonder if it isn't for binoculars or a focussing mount or something weird and technical.

My C&P hood is black (or...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-12-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By Dralowid
I have an old Canon Ixus 95 IS. It has a zooming...

I have an old Canon Ixus 95 IS. It has a zooming optical viewfinder and a whole 10mp. Things like this must be cheap as chips and do the job they were intended for.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-08-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,218
Posted By Dralowid
Ed Trotska (spelling?) is great and very...

Ed Trotska (spelling?) is great and very knowledgable. He will be able to sort it, he certainly knows his way around the Contax II.

(Indeed he knows enough about the Contax I to decline the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,712
Posted By Dralowid
Relevant to those of us that still use it....

Relevant to those of us that still use it.

Quite whether the site or its users are still 'relevant' is another matter entirely.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-27-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By Dralowid
I would double check that FISON plus a clamp on...

I would double check that FISON plus a clamp on filter on a Summar doesn't vignette. From memory I think it does.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2018
Replies: 353
Views: 23,479
Posted By Dralowid
Leica M (film) Ricoh GR1 (film) Leica ltm Konica...

Leica M (film)
Ricoh GR1 (film)
Leica ltm
Konica Pop
Leicaflex SLMOT

...I don't have the Ricoh or the Konica anymore, the Ricoh was excellent but I may be viewing the Konica Pop through rose tinted...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By Dralowid
It is simply a question of mis-naming. A III that...

It is simply a question of mis-naming. A III that has been synchronised in the same manner as a IIIf is called a IIIa syn to be precise, as per factory records.

If the eyepieces are close together...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By Dralowid
Roger's post about a book on conversions explains...

Roger's post about a book on conversions explains its absence succinctly. I would add that it would also spoil the fun!

For prewar cameras assume that anything from a I can be converted up to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By Dralowid
And what a shame that is. I suppose they also...

And what a shame that is. I suppose they also believe that a unconverted camera is a better investment(OK so it is).

To me conversions at least show that the owner at the time was sufficiently...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By Dralowid
The I with a 'hockey stick' now seems an...

The I with a 'hockey stick' now seems an expensive camera.

The only time I have seen a premium on conversions was when I thought of offering a 'set' of postwar black conversion (II non syn and syn,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By Dralowid
Standard to II is a fairly usual conversion,...

Standard to II is a fairly usual conversion, although I do not have any references to pre war conversion costs it would have been cheaper than converted to III.

Unless extraordinary the value of a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-14-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
You will need to re-collimate the lens. There...

You will need to re-collimate the lens. There must be a thread showing how this is done but I can't find it.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-07-2018
Replies: 167
Views: 39,299
Posted By Dralowid
When I come across a thread like this I am...

When I come across a thread like this I am driven, like a moth to a light, to mention the Konica Pop. It speaks for itself.

Having said that I agree with Toyoca regarding the Canonet and draw...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-07-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
This is very true and quite odd. Leica II's and...

This is very true and quite odd. Leica II's and IIf's can be found looking almost unused. Once could advance plenty of theories as to why this happens but they would all be conjecture...

Having said...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-04-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,596
Posted By Dralowid
...and a case specifically for a II.

...and a case specifically for a II.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-04-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By Dralowid
Or keeping cameras in New Zealand.

Or keeping cameras in New Zealand.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-03-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,111
Posted By Dralowid
A friend still uses a Digilux 2 which he swears...

A friend still uses a Digilux 2 which he swears is better than the Digilux 3 he bought and then sold, preferring the older model.

The images he produces are consistently excellent and touch wood,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-30-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By Dralowid
Goo Gone on its way. I could post this in the...

Goo Gone on its way. I could post this in the 'What Have You bought' thread but perhaps not.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-30-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By Dralowid
As have I... Yet to find a solution. Sellotape...

As have I... Yet to find a solution. Sellotape (in the UK) seems to be the worst but then I suppose it is also probably the oldest easily available tape.

I have thought of using acetone but will...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-30-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By Dralowid
Removing old tape adhesive

Any suggestions as to how to remove the hard, dried adhesive residue left by sticky tape that must have been removed many years ago?

Without damaging painted surface below?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-27-2018
Replies: 544
Views: 155,441
Posted By Dralowid
...and https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8397/864166...

...and

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8397/8641668345_dba8db5eed_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/eaCNVP)Scan-130412-0003 (https://flic.kr/p/eaCNVP) by dralowid...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-27-2018
Replies: 544
Views: 155,441
Posted By Dralowid
Maybe, maybe not...Erik, you are making me think....

Maybe, maybe not...Erik, you are making me think. Too hot for thinking here!

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8203/8153518241_6aaabe7bd5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dquUUH)IMG_1336...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-27-2018
Replies: 544
Views: 155,441
Posted By Dralowid
The engraving makes me wonder whether this...

The engraving makes me wonder whether this started life as a II was converted to a III pre war and converted back to a II post war.

But why?!

Nice camera.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-26-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 8,263
Posted By Dralowid
But even when I wasn't a pensioner it was always...

But even when I wasn't a pensioner it was always all my fault so no change there. Growing old disgracefully should be raised to the status of an art
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