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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-03-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 4,583
Posted By 350D_user
For me, the perfect rangefinder would be either a...

For me, the perfect rangefinder would be either a Leica Standard, or IIIc with a rewind crank.

... I'm halfway there with this already... just missing the rewind crank bit. :)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-12-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 6,092
Posted By 350D_user
Snap out of the usual digital camera owners...

Snap out of the usual digital camera owners mentaility of "More pixels are better"... more pixels can only guarantee bigger image dimensions.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-18-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,150
Posted By 350D_user
The camera is my Leica Standard and a VIDOM....

The camera is my Leica Standard and a VIDOM. Iirc, it also had the Elmar 3.5cm lens on as well.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-15-2010
Replies: 220
Views: 39,692
Posted By 350D_user
Hmm... those things are a bit on the large side,...

Hmm... those things are a bit on the large side, aren't they?
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Forum: RFF Polls 04-15-2010
Replies: 220
Views: 39,692
Posted By 350D_user
If it's sunny, then "Sunny 16" rules. If...

If it's sunny, then "Sunny 16" rules. If overcast, "Sunny 11". Adjust accordingly. :)
Forum: RFF Polls 04-14-2010
Replies: 129
Views: 16,832
Posted By 350D_user
I'm using my IIIc at the moment. I think the...

I'm using my IIIc at the moment. I think the machines at the local 1-hour photo lab (no other means of developing my films) might not like me tampering with film leaders, so I'm currently loading...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-13-2010
Replies: 203
Views: 14,724
Posted By 350D_user
Very true. My two FED's have problems. One, my...

Very true. My two FED's have problems. One, my FED-NKVD 1c has no take-up spool (woe is me). Two, my FED 2 has a dodgy shutter speed of 1/60 (easily fixed... don't use 1/60). I know that both these...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-21-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 6,176
Posted By 350D_user
Gah, too late for the vote. I enjoy reading RFF....

Gah, too late for the vote.

I enjoy reading RFF. There's just so much discussion going on, over a wide variety of subjects. It's a refreshing change to the DSLR forums I read, where the common...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-21-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 6,217
Posted By 350D_user
The only sale I've backed out of was for a...

The only sale I've backed out of was for a Zorki-4 (iirc). The back had some commemorative inscription around its top edge, and it wasn't the "usual" centenary inscriptions either.

The seller told...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-18-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By 350D_user
"Red Oktober" day

The Flickr group, "International Commie Camera Day 2009 (http://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/)", have announced that "Red Oktober day" is running from the 25th October to the 7th November. The...
Forum: Off Topic 06-08-2009
Replies: 222
Views: 28,224
Posted By 350D_user
After years of not having a bike, for lethargy...

After years of not having a bike, for lethargy reasons, I've since got myself a cheap mountain bike...
http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv231/deegee_1969/02062009136.jpg
It's currently "work in...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-25-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,478
Posted By 350D_user
Hi. On my Autocord, there's a ring on the...

Hi.

On my Autocord, there's a ring on the outside of the shutter release button that has a dot on it. There's also a dot on the ring between the shutter release button and the outer ring. If the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-19-2009
Replies: 97
Views: 6,899
Posted By 350D_user
In 2009 I want a... job! darkroom (or...

In 2009 I want a...
job!
darkroom (or somewhere to start developing film again)
replacement battery for my Olympus OM-1
FED-3 (with a J-3, maybe)
1946/47 era Leica 50mm Summitar
replacement...
Forum: Off Topic 11-11-2008
Replies: 107
Views: 5,778
Posted By 350D_user
Changed from Mandriva 2006 (KDE3.5.x) to Kubuntu...

Changed from Mandriva 2006 (KDE3.5.x) to Kubuntu 8.10 (KDE4.1.2), and am rather enjoying the lack of editing files to get updates.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2008
Replies: 95
Views: 33,519
Posted By 350D_user
It looks a fascinating camera. One question......

It looks a fascinating camera. One question... there's two 'dots'/holes between the 2mm and 5mm marks. I know one will be for setting the 2mm shutter speed, but what's the other one for?

I did try...
Forum: Off Topic 10-14-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,495
Posted By 350D_user
Slightly off-topic, Stan Laurel was a prolific...

Slightly off-topic, Stan Laurel was a prolific letter writer. You can find a large number of his letters at http://www.lettersfromstan.com/.
Forum: Photo Software 09-25-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 3,076
Posted By 350D_user
GIMP. Nothing more, nothing less. :)

GIMP. Nothing more, nothing less. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-24-2008
Replies: 254
Views: 32,151
Posted By 350D_user
I'll see your "design disaster", and raise you a...

I'll see your "design disaster", and raise you a "Simmons Brothers Omega 120". ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-24-2008
Replies: 254
Views: 32,151
Posted By 350D_user
Yet another camera to join the merry throng,...

Yet another camera to join the merry throng, designed with the mindset of "More is better". Ugh.

My vote went for "I will keep using my M, this is not my style."... but I don't have an M, so a IIIc...
Forum: Travel 09-20-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,903
Posted By 350D_user
Malta's a country you'll either fall in love...

Malta's a country you'll either fall in love with, or you'll find nothing to make you return again. As has already been said, the currency in Malta is now the Euro. The local public transport is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 4,123
Posted By 350D_user
The phrase "me too"...

The phrase "me too" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_too) sprang to mind, whilst reading that review.

Sorry... can't get excited by Canons latest offering. It's just another characterless lump of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2008
Replies: 2,167
Views: 613,590
Posted By 350D_user
63439 Ok, so the Standard has a KOMZ I-22 on it....

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Ok, so the Standard has a KOMZ I-22 on it. Funds are tight atm though, the Summitar is currently on hold.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 3,268
Posted By 350D_user
Why use a fiddly camera, such as a IIIc? Hmm......

Why use a fiddly camera, such as a IIIc? Hmm... probably because...
.. I find big and bulky cameras sometimes overbearing and clumsy.
.. there's a definite feel of precision.
.. there's a sense of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,512
Posted By 350D_user
At the local airshow, a friend (who does enjoy...

At the local airshow, a friend (who does enjoy commenting about my "old tat" cameras) pointed out to all around that I'd brought an antique along... the Leica IIIc. The "antique" was placed in his...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-06-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 31,945
Posted By 350D_user
Olympus OM1n's... there's some real bargains out...

Olympus OM1n's... there's some real bargains out there, if you have a look. ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2008
Replies: 2,744
Views: 808,474
Posted By 350D_user
At the flower show, last weekend, there were a...

At the flower show, last weekend, there were a number of stalls selling all manner of... stuff. One stall had a camerabag, complete with an Olympus FTL body, FTL 50mm f/1.8, FTL 35mm, FTL 135mm and a...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-03-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,365
Posted By 350D_user
£1.60? Nice price. I've just this minute bought a...

£1.60? Nice price. I've just this minute bought a 35SP from a car boot sale (a UK 'tradition'?) for £5. The PX625 is dead, but thankfully there's no corrosion in the battery compartment. Along with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-06-2008
Replies: 2,167
Views: 613,590
Posted By 350D_user
I finally got a clearish photo the retailer stamp...

I finally got a clearish photo the retailer stamp on the rear of the IIIc...

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"By appointment to the lat(unclear...)George V
Suppliers of photographic equipment
WALLACE HEATON LTD
LONDON...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-30-2008
Replies: 2,167
Views: 613,590
Posted By 350D_user
Another shot of my 1946/47 Leica IIIc. I'll also...

Another shot of my 1946/47 Leica IIIc. I'll also try and get a shot of the retailer stamp ("Wallace Heaton Ltd") on its back.

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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-30-2008
Replies: 1,035
Views: 269,471
Posted By 350D_user
My 1946/47 Leica IIIc turned up. It's already had...

My 1946/47 Leica IIIc turned up. It's already had a service on it. All it's missing is a Summitar 50mm f/2. from a similar year. ;)

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Forum: Off Topic 05-20-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By 350D_user
Driving my "other half"s Ford, with its automatic...

Driving my "other half"s Ford, with its automatic 'tiptronic' contraption, I'm more than eager to say I prefer a manual gearbox. With the Honda Civic I drive to work, there's a definite feeling of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2008
Replies: 68
Views: 5,838
Posted By 350D_user
A real photographer uses a camera... not...

A real photographer uses a camera... not photshop. :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-06-2008
Replies: 59
Views: 4,946
Posted By 350D_user
Apparently I have a style. Whilst doing a...

Apparently I have a style. Whilst doing a magazine article, the guy from the magazine said "Ah, you're the one with the black and white train photographs". This then evolved from concentrating on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2008
Replies: 2,744
Views: 808,474
Posted By 350D_user
I've just returned from a carboot sale, having...

I've just returned from a carboot sale, having landed a functional Olympus OM-1, complete with a 50mm f/1.4, 28mm f/2.8, two extension tubes (Olympus own), and a couple of b+w filters (blue and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-18-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By 350D_user
Ok, thanks. When funds recover, I'll drop Yuri an...

Ok, thanks. When funds recover, I'll drop Yuri an email.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-14-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By 350D_user
I haven't... only eBay, from which I bought a...

I haven't... only eBay, from which I bought a spool designed for "Zorki, FED, 1, 2, 3, 4".

... and which is no different to the spools that fit the short and stubby spindles.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-13-2008
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,832
Posted By 350D_user
The header image? It's of my first KMZ...

The header image? It's of my first KMZ Industar-22, bought for £8. :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-13-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By 350D_user
Thanks for the information, Wolves and Tomasis....

Thanks for the information, Wolves and Tomasis. Unless I can strike lucky on eBay, it seems the NKVD is a paperweight. :(
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-12-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By 350D_user
FED-NKVD take-up spools

The take-up spool in my recently-purchased FED-NKVD is missing.

The take-up spools being sold on eBay seem to be the sort that fit, and work well with, FED-2's... Zorki-4's... etc. The take-up spool...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-09-2008
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,832
Posted By 350D_user
So far, this is the only other one I've got of...

So far, this is the only other one I've got of it. I'll put more on my Flickr "Photographica" set, when I get a chance.
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As to actual photos from it, no chance yet. It has no take-up spool, but...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-09-2008
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,832
Posted By 350D_user
I have one! Finally! A 5-digit serial FED-NKVD,...

I have one! Finally! A 5-digit serial FED-NKVD, complete with "YCCP" engraving.

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:D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 1,702
Posted By 350D_user
Having to spend 30 minutes setting a darkroom up,...

Having to spend 30 minutes setting a darkroom up, then only managing two hours at most in it, then having to take the darkroom down again, I've found going hybrid much more enjoyable.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-14-2008
Replies: 2,167
Views: 613,590
Posted By 350D_user
A rather pleasant setup... finally... 54422 A...

A rather pleasant setup... finally...
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A trusty prewar Leica Standard, an uncoated Elmar 3.5cm, and a chrome VIDOM. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-14-2008
Replies: 1,035
Views: 269,471
Posted By 350D_user
Bought 5 days ago, from some eBay seller in the...

Bought 5 days ago, from some eBay seller in the USA... a silver VIDOM...
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I certainly wasn't expecting the thing to be delivered to the UK within a week!

It also looks 100% better than my...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-13-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By 350D_user
What's photoshop? Seriously, I use "GIMP", which...

What's photoshop?

Seriously, I use "GIMP", which does toning in a far better method for myself. As opposed to myself, being partially-colourblind, having to maul with colour pickers, with GIMP I can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By 350D_user
So, don't buy a digital camera. Latex rubber...

So, don't buy a digital camera.

Latex rubber gloves, whilst dealing with chemicals.

... unless you're alergic to latex rubber as well...

If you're ok with not having to handle printed photos, buy...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-09-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By 350D_user
"Vintage era"?

Whilst playing around with the newly-acquired 4490 scanner, I'm going through all the negatives that showed "Only if I'm bored"-type prints.

Y'know... the photos you took because there was a chance...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-09-2008
Replies: 80
Poll: Why a RF?
Views: 9,099
Posted By 350D_user
Lighter. *Much* lighter than the 350D setup. :)

Lighter. *Much* lighter than the 350D setup. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 2,062
Posted By 350D_user
I'll vote for an Epson 4490 as well, having just...

I'll vote for an Epson 4490 as well, having just recieved one. :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-26-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By 350D_user
Get hold of a 1939 copy of "The British Journal...

Get hold of a 1939 copy of "The British Journal Photographic Almanac". In there, you'll find adverts for Leica (or "Leitz of London", to be exact), the Leica Standard costing £18 5s.

Do the same for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-17-2007
Replies: 81
Views: 4,421
Posted By 350D_user
The stuff I'm using is actually ADOX...

The stuff I'm using is actually ADOX APH09...
http://www.retrophotographic.com/adoxchem.htm

That bottle should (sez he) last a long time, especially at 1+100. ;)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-16-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By 350D_user
Being hopeless with scale/guess focussing, I've...

Being hopeless with scale/guess focussing, I've taken to remembering a couple of hyperfocal settings. Basically, a 35mm lens, set at 20m, you're good for any aperture from about f2 onwards.

Well, it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-14-2007
Replies: 81
Views: 4,421
Posted By 350D_user
All the money, time and technology spent/wasted...

All the money, time and technology spent/wasted on nailing lens imprefections, nailing "digital noise"... only for digital photos to now have 'film grain', 'vignettes' and to end up having some false...
Forum: RFF News 12-04-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 3,583
Posted By 350D_user
Dislocated and fractured joints are not fun...

Dislocated and fractured joints are not fun things... my elbow's taken three months to become 85% useable again.

Get well soon Jocko. Don't rush things, and remember to take painkillers before...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-29-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By 350D_user
True, although I've found the Fuji Neopan spools...

True, although I've found the Fuji Neopan spools to be better than most, for some reason.

As always, ymmv. :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-13-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,448
Posted By 350D_user
"I'll go further than that. I'll get off at the...

"I'll go further than that. I'll get off at the depot".

FSU equipment itself is fun. Personally I find it (them?) far more interesting than a certain German brand. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2007
Replies: 2,744
Views: 808,474
Posted By 350D_user
This brings memories back. My first ever SLR... a...

This brings memories back. My first ever SLR... a Zenit-E..
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A lot to learn for a 8-yr old? Nah, I grasped the basics quickly. :)

This one was bought from "Alex photo goods" on Ebay, and is in...
Forum: Off Topic 11-01-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 5,062
Posted By 350D_user
You know if you're an FSU nut when... ... you...

You know if you're an FSU nut when...

... you make an effort to wind the film on, before selecting the shutter speed.

Yeah, laugh away... I did this (or tried to) with my 350D. :(
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-28-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By 350D_user
Nice find. Thanks for sharing. :)

Nice find. Thanks for sharing. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2007
Replies: 262
Views: 33,688
Posted By 350D_user
A drop of washing-up liquid in the tank, once the...

A drop of washing-up liquid in the tank, once the final wash has been done, then hang the film up to dry, I get no scratches on the film. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2007
Replies: 221
Views: 24,117
Posted By 350D_user
I've voted "No", as I don't use my film cameras...

I've voted "No", as I don't use my film cameras in the rain. However, the 350D has been used in a good number of rainshowers.

The bottom line is, my film cameras are pretty irreplaceable......
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-15-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By 350D_user
Having heard about the transport mechanism...

Having heard about the transport mechanism myself, I was intrigued as well. But, there it is...
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The empty spool you can see would be where the full cartridge would be, the top cover would be...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-14-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By 350D_user
There's a photo of it...

There's a photo of it at...
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=657305&postcount=44

The taking lens doesn't rattle, and seems to be securely in place. Likewise for the focussing...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-14-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By 350D_user
The "Coffee can"

Having landed one of these prewar Zeiss Ikon TLR's on Ebay, I put a film through it yesterday. Obviously, I wasn't sure what I'd get... but I wasn't quite ready for what I saw emerge from the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-13-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By 350D_user
Keep talking Fed/Zorki/Leica, I find your...

Keep talking Fed/Zorki/Leica, I find your viewpoints and outlook interesting.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-12-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By 350D_user
I've just thrown out a shoebox too......

I've just thrown out a shoebox too... damn.

"What? Yeah yeah, it's for a... er... one-off limited edition Doc Martens branded Nikon... er... 1... *cough*".
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-12-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By 350D_user
Tools: 1938 Leica Standard 1964 Kiev...

Tools:
1938 Leica Standard
1964 Kiev 4

Toys:
FED-4 (sluggish rangefinder tab/arm)
Voigtlander Brillant TLR (unreliable back cover)

Roadtesting:
FED-2 (seems useable, just avoid the 1/60 setting)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-12-2007
Replies: 1,194
Views: 459,049
Posted By 350D_user
After the damn UK postal strike... anyone for...

After the damn UK postal strike... anyone for coffee? :D
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Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-12-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By 350D_user
Ah... that'll explain why I have to take the...

Ah... that'll explain why I have to take the infinity lock off on my new KOMZ I-22 before it's mounted onto cameras.

Time to go hunting for a Zorki-1 body, I guess.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-11-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By 350D_user
I'll add the Murnau version of "Nosferatu" into...

I'll add the Murnau version of "Nosferatu" into this list.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-11-2007
Replies: 1,035
Views: 269,471
Posted By 350D_user
Yesterday, unknown to myself (I was showing my...

Yesterday, unknown to myself (I was showing my "other half" how to use a Leica Standard... gotta start somewhere ;) ), I recieved a Holga 120N. Today, I recieved an apparently "very unusual" lens...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-07-2007
Replies: 148
Views: 14,917
Posted By 350D_user
I vote for neither. The D3 looks incredibly...

I vote for neither. The D3 looks incredibly cumbersome, the M8 is... nah... definitely neither.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-03-2007
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,832
Posted By 350D_user
It was bought from an Ebay seller called...

It was bought from an Ebay seller called "a-lenka".

And now, my latest purchase... a 1953 Kiev 2...
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... with a 1959 J8 lens. Hmm.

Also, this cameras shutter was badly misfiring when I first...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-03-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,390
Posted By 350D_user
Why FED's (or FSU's) when I have a Leica? Easy....

Why FED's (or FSU's) when I have a Leica? Easy. They work differently. As I've mentioned before, the Leica I have has no rangefinder, the FED-2, Zorki 4K and Kievs all have a rangefinder. Along with...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-01-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By 350D_user
According to Princelle, the FED type 1a serials...

According to Princelle, the FED type 1a serials range from #1000 to #6,000, the type 1b ranges from #6,000 to #55,000.

The serial on that page shows 1126, making it a 1a. However, the 1a had no...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-30-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,623
Posted By 350D_user
The Weston Master IV gets my vote. :)

The Weston Master IV gets my vote. :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-30-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By 350D_user
True. Having grown up with an SLR though, I'm...

True. Having grown up with an SLR though, I'm used to having some focussing aid in the one and only viewfinder.

I'm hopeless at guessing distances, I have to use a known working hyperfocal setting....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-29-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By 350D_user
Having started on rangefinder cameras with a...

Having started on rangefinder cameras with a Leica Standard (no rangefinder, just a viewfinder), I was able to try a Leica IIIsumat (I can't remember the exact model). I took a quick dislike to the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-29-2007
Replies: 62
Views: 4,715
Posted By 350D_user
They're called "never ready" cases for a reason....

They're called "never ready" cases for a reason. ;)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-25-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 926
Posted By 350D_user
The FED-2 I have is able to go straight from...

The FED-2 I have is able to go straight from 1/500 to B, but there's a bit more friction on the dial at one point.
Suffice to say, I'm happy to drop through all the speeds, to get from one to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-23-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,916
Posted By 350D_user
Try "monobath". Apparently it predates polaroid....

Try "monobath". Apparently it predates polaroid. :)
http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=005Zzw
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 3,203
Posted By 350D_user
There's no "probably" about it. In the '80's, I...

There's no "probably" about it. In the '80's, I remember stocking two of these things, and nobody wanted these cheap Russian cameras... not even for £20.

Cult of lomo? Cult of marketing, more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 3,203
Posted By 350D_user
I bet they don't come in cheap plastic containers...

I bet they don't come in cheap plastic containers (with transparent fronts) anymore either.

Likewise with my Standard and prewar 3.5cm Elmar setup.

If they weren't, they bluddy should've been!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-22-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
Posted By 350D_user
I only went for quarter of a turn, before I...

I only went for quarter of a turn, before I "panicked".

Half a turn... I'll give that a go tomorrow. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-22-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By 350D_user
I thought that grippy-type plate was for those...

I thought that grippy-type plate was for those multi-turret viewfinders.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-22-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
Posted By 350D_user
I already have a "litmus paper" test. Ilford...

I already have a "litmus paper" test. Ilford FP4+, 125asa, and the "Prestolee Road" location. ;)

Will do. :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-22-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 3,120
Posted By 350D_user
Princelle reports, in his second edition guide,...

Princelle reports, in his second edition guide, the 3 and 3m units produced total to 87,569.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-22-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
Posted By 350D_user
Ah, I was just holding the nut in place. My...

Ah, I was just holding the nut in place. My mechanical knowledge is pretty much... zilch.

Ok, now the locking nut is doing its job, the second curtain has been tensioned, I've tolerated enough...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-22-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
Posted By 350D_user
Damnit. After tensioning the second shutter...

Damnit. After tensioning the second shutter curtain and testing the shutter, I've noticed the locking nut isn't holding the screw in position. The screw will return to its old place. At first I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2007
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,832
Posted By 350D_user
Hmm... AltaVista Babelfish shows it as...

Hmm... AltaVista Babelfish shows it as "Byutiful'! Philipp". Funny how these online translators can get it so wrong. ;)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
Posted By 350D_user
There's no evidence of a... kinky shutter... but...

There's no evidence of a... kinky shutter... but I can't check the ribbons properly yet.

There is however, a vertical "scorch strip" (a narrow strip of blind that's shinier than the rest) on the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
Posted By 350D_user
Noted, thanks. :)

Noted, thanks. :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
Posted By 350D_user
Just had a look, the baffles look ok. I've even...

Just had a look, the baffles look ok. I've even attempted to clean out whatever debris is in the tracks with a hurricane blower, the intermittent problem is still there.

When I'm able to, I'll have...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
Posted By 350D_user
Ok, will do. It works fine on B, as well as...

Ok, will do.

It works fine on B, as well as 1/30

I had considered that, but with the shutter working fine at 1/30, it seemed more to be the mechanism itself being faulty in some way, as opposed to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
Posted By 350D_user
Lighter fluid dabbed along the tracks?

Lighter fluid dabbed along the tracks?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2007
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,832
Posted By 350D_user
Noted. I've been looking at black I-61LD lenses...

Noted. I've been looking at black I-61LD lenses on ebay, some of which have a lenshood as well.

The results will be slow to appear... my left arm is still in a sling, but is slowly becoming useable...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2007
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,832
Posted By 350D_user
Look what arrived today... the FED-2 that I've...

Look what arrived today... the FED-2 that I've mentioned before...
49951

The lens is odd. It has no clickstops for the apertures, and is shown to have a focal length of 52mm (2.8/52). Having bought...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
Posted By 350D_user
Thanks. I've had a read of that thread, the...

Thanks. I've had a read of that thread, the procedure seems simple enough. It was just the thing about it being on a slow speed, but not its slowest, that was puzzling me. :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
Posted By 350D_user
1/60th?

I've finally recieved the black FED-2 today. Putting the camera through its paces (minus film), I've found an intermittent shutter problem on its 1/60 shutter speed. The second curtain sometimes does...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-17-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By 350D_user
The great thing about that viewfinder, is that...

The great thing about that viewfinder, is that the "Out of frame" area is clearly marked, but you can still see what's going on in that area. It also has a simple paralax correction function too, for...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-17-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By 350D_user
... provided there's enough clearance for it....

... provided there's enough clearance for it. True this is normally the case, but I have to use a hotshoe adapter on my Leica Standard, so it can sit clear of the cameras own viewfinder.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 3,813
Posted By 350D_user
Nice haul. :)

Nice haul. :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-15-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By 350D_user
I've always left (or tried to leave) mechanical...

I've always left (or tried to leave) mechanical shutters uncocked/fired for the reason you've supplied. However, it never occurred to me about the slow speeds being set whilst the camera's...
Forum: Off Topic 09-07-2007
Replies: 81
Views: 3,793
Posted By 350D_user
Not being a whiskey (or whisky) drinker, I'll...

Not being a whiskey (or whisky) drinker, I'll join you on this one...

Absolut, blue label.
Absolut Vanilia.

I did try that Stolichnaya, but it just didn't taste right... if that sounds at all...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,384
Posted By 350D_user
Personally, I'm beginning to prefer rangefinders...

Personally, I'm beginning to prefer rangefinders far more than I'd expected. With a DSLR, your choices are limited. Sure, buy whatever lens the industry instructs... sorry... 'advises' you, but...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-05-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By 350D_user
Thanks. I was suspecting it to be that model, but...

Thanks. I was suspecting it to be that model, but with so many variations I couldn't be sure. :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-05-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By 350D_user
Ok, this is the camera... or what the seller's...

Ok, this is the camera... or what the seller's showing it to be anyway...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=130150033920&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=003
I do heavily suspect...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-05-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By 350D_user
I've gone and bought a black FED-2 from ebay. Is...

I've gone and bought a black FED-2 from ebay. Is there any way of dating these cameras?
Forum: Off Topic 09-04-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By 350D_user
http://catb.org/jargon/html/B/bug.html Make of...

http://catb.org/jargon/html/B/bug.html

Make of it what you will.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,916
Posted By 350D_user
Er.. 10-20... going off what I have in the...

Er.. 10-20... going off what I have in the fridge. Left exposed and waiting for d&p... none. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 3,724
Posted By 350D_user
Leica Standard and I-22 lens for a bit less than...

Leica Standard and I-22 lens for a bit less than the Sigma 18-125 I have perma-clamped on the 350D... roughly £170, minus p&p.

Basic darkroom setup, including a universal enlarger, for £60.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-03-2007
Replies: 209
Views: 29,488
Posted By 350D_user
"Who cares"... I've used neither for at least a...

"Who cares"... I've used neither for at least a decade or so, and have no intention in starting anytime soon too. :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-02-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By 350D_user
Unless I read it wrong, mixed Rodinal doesn't...

Unless I read it wrong, mixed Rodinal doesn't keep for more than 2 hours, as well as the usual deterioration per film developed in it. However, the undiluted stuff will keep for a very long period of...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-02-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By 350D_user
Um... battery acid...? Water's usually the other...

Um... battery acid...?

Water's usually the other half in those formulas.

4,800ml. Enough to make up the 5L. mix.

Do I get a gold star for maths now?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-01-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By 350D_user
How I'd work it out would be you'd need 40ml of...

How I'd work it out would be you'd need 40ml of Rodinal for every 1L, going off the 1+25 strength, so you'd need 200ml of Rodinal for your 5L mix.

... I think.
Forum: Photo Software 08-30-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,677
Posted By 350D_user
I've just tried Lightzone on Linux, and it's the...

I've just tried Lightzone on Linux, and it's the first application I've seen in years that's refused to run because of what cpu I have.

Ah well, back to GIMP... at least that works ok. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,094
Posted By 350D_user
"And all with your current digital camera!" Uh...

"And all with your current digital camera!"
Uh huh...
"Your photo albums will be dog-earred from your family and friends looking at your shots again and again!"
... digital cameras use photo...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By 350D_user
Digital is always "Best ever!" ... until...

Digital is always "Best ever!"

... until tomorrow...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-21-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,056
Posted By 350D_user
That, and the film cookbook. :)

That, and the film cookbook. :)
Forum: RFF Polls 08-20-2007
Replies: 98
Views: 5,095
Posted By 350D_user
"Something else"... the Leica Standard with the...

"Something else"... the Leica Standard with the 3.5cm Elmar. :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-20-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By 350D_user
The Kiev 4, now I know it can leak light, I'm...

The Kiev 4, now I know it can leak light, I'm learning to trust it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,400
Posted By 350D_user
Just one? Well, as I can't mount the Kiev-fitting...

Just one? Well, as I can't mount the Kiev-fitting J8M onto my 350D. the favourite item will have to be the Kiev 4.

... for now...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-14-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 2,924
Posted By 350D_user
"Black and White magazine", followed by "Picture...

"Black and White magazine", followed by "Picture Post" (I know... it's not produced anymore).
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,216
Posted By 350D_user
Where am I heading? I've become disengaged from...

Where am I heading? I've become disengaged from the digital "Upgrade now, because this is better than yesterdays offerings" attitude. I've also found the rangefinders much more useable and enjoyable...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-11-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By 350D_user
All I want is a light-tight Kiev and a serviced...

All I want is a light-tight Kiev and a serviced Standard.

Mind you, I wouldn't say no to an old-fashioned magnesium powder flashtray. ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-11-2007
Replies: 133
Views: 6,306
Posted By 350D_user
As you...

As you wish...

http://inbothworlds.wordpress.com/

It's the only one I've actually managed to keep going as well.

Edit: Going off the stats, I hope the "About" page translated into German ok.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,186
Posted By 350D_user
"She"'s probably wondering where the memory card...

"She"'s probably wondering where the memory card fits.
Forum: Off Topic 08-09-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 2,691
Posted By 350D_user
Definitely NOT the stuff the machine spits out in...

Definitely NOT the stuff the machine spits out in the canteen at work!

Winston Smiths definition of "Victory Gin" is pretty much similar to the coffee at work... "Drinking it causes an effect like...
Forum: Off Topic 08-08-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By 350D_user
When I hail from, and reside in, Bolton, UK?...

When I hail from, and reside in, Bolton, UK? Er... :)

Let's face it, the poor sales assistants face that question on a daily basis, and must get sick and tired of it.
Forum: Off Topic 08-08-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By 350D_user
Yup, and one reason why I didn't return to "over...

Yup, and one reason why I didn't return to "over the counter sales" as a job. I got tired of "Kodacolour? Fujicolour? Why's one more expensive than the other? Which is better? Why?"

That, and having...
Forum: Off Topic 08-07-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By 350D_user
NetHack... ah... how many times have I seen the...

NetHack... ah... how many times have I seen the question, "how can i hack the net?" posted into the NetHack newsgroup? :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By 350D_user
Beats me. If a camera has one, I rarely use it....

Beats me. If a camera has one, I rarely use it. If the camera hasn't got one, it's not missed.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-05-2007
Replies: 158
Views: 95,782
Posted By 350D_user
So far, my "Top...

So far, my "Top 10"...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/deegee_38/sets/72157601234952844/

Though I suspect it'll change.
Forum: Off Topic 08-04-2007
Replies: 107
Views: 5,778
Posted By 350D_user
I tried that plan, when I was researching...

I tried that plan, when I was researching "$OBJECT". However, overclocking gained very little performance increases, so I'm left with an over-"engineered" PC. Its destined lifespan was 2 years.

4.5...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-01-2007
Replies: 62
Views: 4,275
Posted By 350D_user
"None of the above". On mine, I have a Palm...

"None of the above". On mine, I have a Palm Lifedrive loaded with Goon Show recordings and a glass of water (great for recovering from a night on the guinness).

No renditions of "He's fallen in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,508
Posted By 350D_user
"charjohncarter", thanks. I've read these threads...

"charjohncarter", thanks. I've read these threads a few times, have been impressed with the recomendations, and never imagined I'd be listed in one.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-30-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By 350D_user
Yesterday, I visited the nearest antique/"junk"...

Yesterday, I visited the nearest antique/"junk" shop, and had my Leica with me. One reason, to burn off some film, the other reason was to show one of the stallholders who refers to me as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-30-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By 350D_user
Once upon a time, in a time long forgotten, there...

Once upon a time, in a time long forgotten, there lived a mythical beast called a "digital slr". This cumbersome monster was way out of the price-bracket for most people.

Want something small, made...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By 350D_user
And remember, you can't overfix. :)

And remember, you can't overfix. :)
Forum: Off Topic 07-28-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By 350D_user
Personally, I'd get those cameras and lensmounts...

Personally, I'd get those cameras and lensmounts wrapped in gaffertape, invest in some lenshoods, and request the labs to stop underdeveloping the film. Those adverts look horribly washed-out.
Forum: Off Topic 07-28-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By 350D_user
Seen on a television advert...

"Gone! All the photos of the kids when they were growing up... gone. I deleted a folder... the photos are gone!"

Before the punchline (buy software X) was announced from the television speaker, I...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-27-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 2,924
Posted By 350D_user
"Black and White photography". It's one reason I...

"Black and White photography". It's one reason I tolerate a bus journey into town every month.
"Amateur Photographer" was good, until they changed the format (dumbed it down).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2007
Replies: 147
Views: 35,849
Posted By 350D_user
Bulldog clips get my vote. One at either end....

Bulldog clips get my vote. One at either end. After all, the ends get chopped off anyway, don't they? :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2007
Replies: 147
Views: 35,849
Posted By 350D_user
Fairy liquid is better than nothing. Not a squirt...

Fairy liquid is better than nothing. Not a squirt though, a drop or two should be sufficient. Hang the film up to dry for a couple of hours, no scratch marks whatsoever. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-27-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 4,091
Posted By 350D_user
Somewhere between 2 and 3.

Somewhere between 2 and 3.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2007
Replies: 2,744
Views: 808,474
Posted By 350D_user
Ah... Graflexes. I know I have no space for such...

Ah... Graflexes. I know I have no space for such monsters, no fear of a GAS attack.

... wait a minute, I've found somewhere... oh no, my poor wage packet!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2007
Replies: 2,744
Views: 808,474
Posted By 350D_user
My first SLR... the venerable Zenit E. Nothing...

My first SLR... the venerable Zenit E. Nothing automatic, I had to grasp the concept of focussing, apertures, shutter speeds, film speeds (learning that there were at least 3 sorts of ratings as...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-26-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By 350D_user
Hmm... the infinity lock's easy to use whilst...

Hmm... the infinity lock's easy to use whilst wearing gloves?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-25-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 2,768
Posted By 350D_user
Well, that's one explanation for the low water...

Well, that's one explanation for the low water levels in the UKs reservoirs, for two years running.

How do I remember? When I first started working for the company I'm still with, two years ago, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-25-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 2,768
Posted By 350D_user
People are seeming to forget, we've had two years...

People are seeming to forget, we've had two years of drought in the UK.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-25-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,930
Posted By 350D_user
In one corner, there's the "Monthly pro digital...

In one corner, there's the "Monthly pro digital plastic slr camera photoshop magazine" fodder. In the other, one magazine (in the UK anyway) dedicated to a specific genre.

The phrase, "Empty oil...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-23-2007
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,832
Posted By 350D_user
They're breeding! 47759 A 1964 Kiev 4, and a 1975...

They're breeding!
47759
A 1964 Kiev 4, and a 1975 4a.

Dunno, I like the look of these cameras, as well as the sound of them. Thankfully they're very useable as well. The Jupiter 8M is reputed to be...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-23-2007
Replies: 58
Views: 4,872
Posted By 350D_user
I'd heard about this legendary "Leica quietness"....

I'd heard about this legendary "Leica quietness". After firing a few Leicas off on the "Northern Day Out", I'm quite unconvinced.

Now... a Kiev... oh yes. :D
Forum: Off Topic 07-22-2007
Replies: 107
Views: 5,778
Posted By 350D_user
Linux, and have done for a number of years.

Linux, and have done for a number of years.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-18-2007
Replies: 1,356
Views: 269,832
Posted By 350D_user
Ivan, with a KMZ turret finder. 47572 Ebay is...

Ivan, with a KMZ turret finder.

47572
Ebay is addictive. This place does not help, nor does a hobby of collecting photographica. Only a wage limits me. :)

... time to get that film...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-18-2007
Replies: 147
Views: 13,127
Posted By 350D_user
Ideally, pocket watches for myself. However, I...

Ideally, pocket watches for myself. However, I have to resort to using a mobile phone, thanks to work. I stopped wearing a wristwatch when I began having holidays abroad.

My pride and joy is a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,532
Posted By 350D_user
An MPP Universal enlarger dominates the upstairs...

An MPP Universal enlarger dominates the upstairs bathroom.

That'll do me. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 3,552
Posted By 350D_user
Thanks. The thing I'm aiming for now though, is...

Thanks. The thing I'm aiming for now though, is to get similar photos with film. :)
Forum: RFF Polls 07-16-2007
Replies: 207
Views: 29,775
Posted By 350D_user
"cough up £5 for a replacement filter if it gets...

"cough up £5 for a replacement filter if it gets shattered, or pay £40 of your hard-earned money for a replacement lens because you couldn't be bothered paying £5 in the first place".

That always...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 3,552
Posted By 350D_user
My five. Bear in mind, this lot are...

My five. Bear in mind, this lot are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2007
Replies: 146
Views: 14,437
Posted By 350D_user
Tripod? Huh... I can count the number of times...

Tripod? Huh... I can count the number of times I've used the Slik 88 on one hand.
I'll have technique over a tripod anyday. :)

If it can't be handheld, it's not worth the shot. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 3,732
Posted By 350D_user
Damn right. Adox APH09 is based on the pre-war...

Damn right. Adox APH09 is based on the pre-war recipe (if that makes any difference).
For film, there's Agfapan APX... if you can still get it. If not, Rollei Retro (reputed to be Agfapan APX...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2007
Replies: 65
Views: 2,548
Posted By 350D_user
Usenet is good, if you can filter out the...

Usenet is good, if you can filter out the spam.

For myself, this place is a mass of information. Having bought something called a "Leica Standard", I was after more information about this thing (a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2007
Replies: 1,035
Views: 269,471
Posted By 350D_user
May I introduce you to the latest addition to my...

May I introduce you to the latest addition to my family? A 1964 Kiev 4, called "Ivan".
47541
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-15-2007
Replies: 89
Views: 5,595
Posted By 350D_user
Dig up the recipe, substituting chemicals as and...

Dig up the recipe, substituting chemicals as and where applicable...
http://www.alternativephotography.com/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-15-2007
Replies: 89
Views: 5,595
Posted By 350D_user
My 350D can be set to behave exactly the same...

My 350D can be set to behave exactly the same way. Stick it into manual mode, switch the AF off, away you go.

At the end of the day though, inkjet prints fade. Yep, film photos fade as well, but at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-15-2007
Replies: 89
Views: 5,595
Posted By 350D_user
Likewise. Average, at best, compared to...

Likewise.

Average, at best, compared to film.

Going off a photo printed out from an inkjet printer, from a few years ago, it's fading already. Compare that to a colour photo, printed from some...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-14-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,894
Posted By 350D_user
Further to this, I noticed the post-war editions...

Further to this, I noticed the post-war editions of "British Journal Photographic Almanac" have no references to Leica in any way. Minox, Reid, and Corfield get shown, in the 1954 edition... hmm.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,231
Posted By 350D_user
Aw man, don't remind me. I've already got a Kiev...

Aw man, don't remind me. I've already got a Kiev 4 winging its way from... somewhere. :(


True. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,231
Posted By 350D_user
Hmm... best I can manage at the moment, is around...

Hmm... best I can manage at the moment, is around £14... minus "shipping". :(


Ilford's much easier to get hold of. :)

Plus, there's that Leica cassette doing nothing in the display cabinet at the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,231
Posted By 350D_user
One purchase of a Computrol bulk loader later......

One purchase of a Computrol bulk loader later... the postman cannot deliver that thing soon enough.

This place should have a wallet warning! ;)
Forum: RFF Polls 07-14-2007
Replies: 122
Views: 8,828
Posted By 350D_user
I was a late starter... 11 years old, going off...

I was a late starter... 11 years old, going off the serial number of my 20-sumat years old Helios 44-2 M42 lens (the sole remaining bit of my first SLR, a Zenit E). :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-13-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,262
Posted By 350D_user
I bought mine as a one-off thing. I'd regained...

I bought mine as a one-off thing. I'd regained employment, and had become part of a team at work. I've since relearned the fun element in photography, something that film (and digital) SLRs seem to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By 350D_user
Ilford LC-29 also has a good shelf-life.

Ilford LC-29 also has a good shelf-life.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-10-2007
Replies: 2,167
Views: 613,590
Posted By 350D_user
One more, thanks to seeing some scrawlings in a...

One more, thanks to seeing some scrawlings in a book I've bought off Ebay...
47269

Sadly, I had to chop some stuff off about something called "Rodinal". :(
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-10-2007
Replies: 110
Views: 74,595
Posted By 350D_user
If the sprockets miss the holes though, winding...

If the sprockets miss the holes though, winding the film too tightly will cause framing issues.

... the voice of experience! :(
Forum: Off Topic 07-08-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 2,928
Posted By 350D_user
It is. This, as well as another forum I'm a...

It is. This, as well as another forum I'm a regular with, won't really allow random digital/film posts... so the weblog was created.

Thanks. I really do need to get back into the darkroom, I've got...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-08-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By 350D_user
Good news. As well as that, there's ADOX who...

Good news. As well as that, there's ADOX who produce "APH09", which is reputed to be based on the classic pre-war Rodinal. A 1L bottle cost me £12, I only use 10ml at a time.

... it's a good job the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,899
Posted By 350D_user
One or two good reasons to use gentle (not...

One or two good reasons to use gentle (not washing-machine-alike) agitation, not inversion. :)
Forum: Off Topic 07-06-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 2,928
Posted By 350D_user
http://inbothworlds.wordpress.com/2007/05/28/bette...

http://inbothworlds.wordpress.com/2007/05/28/better/

That one still amuses, and amazes, me.
Forum: Off Topic 07-06-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 2,928
Posted By 350D_user
At one point, they *were* cheap point-n-shoots....

At one point, they *were* cheap point-n-shoots. In the mid-late '80's, when I worked in a camera shop, we had about five of them. Could we sell one?? Nope... even at their price (£30, iirc) then as...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-05-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 3,937
Posted By 350D_user
Bolton, Lancashire, UK. A Boltonian, born and...

Bolton, Lancashire, UK. A Boltonian, born and bred, complete wi't'accent an'all.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-05-2007
Replies: 2,167
Views: 613,590
Posted By 350D_user
Body colour is meaningless really, although I am...

Body colour is meaningless really, although I am a sucker for brassing and nickel fittings. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-05-2007
Replies: 1,035
Views: 269,471
Posted By 350D_user
47128 A 1937 uncoated Leica 3.5cm Elmar...

47128
A 1937 uncoated Leica 3.5cm Elmar (#400249), for "Eva". Clear optics, I can't see any surface scratches.
Can't wait for the weekend to finish the roll of APX100 on this lens. :D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-05-2007
Replies: 2,167
Views: 613,590
Posted By 350D_user
47126 "Eva", a 1938 Standard, complete with a...

47126

"Eva", a 1938 Standard, complete with a 1936 uncoated 3.5cm Elmar.
:D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-04-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,798
Posted By 350D_user
An analysts viewpoint... if you can't get at it...

An analysts viewpoint... if you can't get at it from one side...

... unless attacking the lens from the rear element isn't a good idea.
I stand to be corrected on this one, having never had the guts...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-02-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 3,012
Posted By 350D_user
You could buy that in bulk rolls? Damn! I'm on...

You could buy that in bulk rolls? Damn!

I'm on the prowl. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-02-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 2,631
Posted By 350D_user
... and the Industar-22's. ;)

... and the Industar-22's. ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 20,757
Posted By 350D_user
There's other stuff other than Patterson?

There's other stuff other than Patterson?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-29-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 2,526
Posted By 350D_user
At the moment, that happens every time I dev a...

At the moment, that happens every time I dev a film.

Ok. You've got useable negatives, that's the first stage nailed. I was reliably told that you need to get used to a film/developer combination...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-28-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 6,182
Posted By 350D_user
$495? A drop in...

$495? A drop in th'ocean...
http://*******.com/3yd38e

$2.2K "buy now"? I'd want it gold-plated, but I see the Russians can do those cheaper. ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-25-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 3,243
Posted By 350D_user
When a work colleague asked me about what cameras...

When a work colleague asked me about what cameras I used, I mentioned one that uses no batteries. A look of confusion was seen... how does a camera with no batteries work?

As for the old guy, in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-25-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By 350D_user
Framelines? *strokes his Standard*

Framelines?
*strokes his Standard*
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-25-2007
Replies: 52
Views: 2,951
Posted By 350D_user
Some lenses were in feet, some were in metres....

Some lenses were in feet, some were in metres. Why the two sorts, I've no idea.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2007
Replies: 91
Views: 6,130
Posted By 350D_user
I can recall two missed opportunities due to lack...

I can recall two missed opportunities due to lack of funds. One, a magnesium flashpowder tray flashgun thing. The other, a Yashica Electro.

Now I have funds available... why can I never find such...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-24-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By 350D_user
Decisions decisions...

A Leica IIIa body, or an L39 lens?
A 5cm Summar (front marked), or a 5cm Summitar (optics cloudy on half of inside surface (??))
A 3.5cm uncoated (pre-war) Elmar, or a 3.5cm "heavy cam" Elmar with no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-23-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 2,526
Posted By 350D_user
Beats me. I've only just discovered it by reading...

Beats me. I've only just discovered it by reading that page.

If questions aren't asked, people don't learn. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-22-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 2,526
Posted By 350D_user
An interesting page. I know some people don't...

An interesting page. I know some people don't like them, but a changing bag can be a bit more viable, as opposed to a totally lighttight room, although the darkroom itself is essential for printing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-22-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 2,526
Posted By 350D_user
Washing-up liquid is just as useful. :)

Washing-up liquid is just as useful. :)
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