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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By David Charlwood
M2-r

Yes, I have had one for years and heartily recommend it. Also, I have an M2 which I use for black and white.:)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-02-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By David Charlwood
Smile APERTURE - the best that I have come across!

APERTURE - the best that I have come across!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-15-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 6,097
Posted By David Charlwood
Leica M-A

Thanks to all those who responded - my order is in!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 6,097
Posted By David Charlwood
Leica M-A

Mea Culpa - I should have known that I would not get a :(sensible answer. Disregard my request - I will go to another forum.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 6,097
Posted By David Charlwood
Leica M-A

Has anyone ordered a new Leica M-A yet?:)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-27-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By David Charlwood
E39 filters

I am having trouble in obtaining black and white filters for my M2 - out of all the manufacturers, who do you all recommend?
Many thanks.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,492
Posted By David Charlwood
Ilford XP2 Super

Does anyone have any experience with this film, comparing it with TriX?
Thanks.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 10-29-2013
Replies: 163
Views: 24,420
Posted By David Charlwood
1) The Third Man 2) The opening scenes of 12...

1) The Third Man
2) The opening scenes of 12 O'clock High.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-16-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,273
Posted By David Charlwood
I bought a VCII meter from a Leica dealer in...

I bought a VCII meter from a Leica dealer in London. It turned out to underexpose by around two stops. I took it back but they did not want to know. I then purchased a Sekonic 308S which is...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-06-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 684
Posted By David Charlwood
Darkroom workshop in New Zealand (South Island).

I am looking for a darkroom workshop in South Island, New Zealand (preferably in Nelson or Canterbury), where I can find a course in photo developing and printing.
Can anyone help?
Thanks.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2013
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,813
Posted By David Charlwood
Leica M2-R............:D

Leica M2-R............:D
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-29-2013
Replies: 139
Views: 28,317
Posted By David Charlwood
100% Right!

100% Right!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-30-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,486
Posted By David Charlwood
New Zealand

The light here is quite intense, so, I am currently using:
Colour: Kodak Ektachrome E100G with Skylight filter.
B&W: Kodak Tri-X 400 with Yellow No 1 (K2) filter.
Exposure meter: Sekonic L-308S...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 6,404
Posted By David Charlwood
Leica M2 50mm DR Summicron Weston Master V

Leica M2
50mm DR Summicron
Weston Master V
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By David Charlwood
Thanks everybody - I am currently using a 50mm DR...

Thanks everybody - I am currently using a 50mm DR Summicron and an eight element 35mm Summicron (with goggles) - I don't think that I can do any better.
Regards,
David.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By David Charlwood
B & W lenses for M2/M3

What 35mm and/or 50mm lenses do people recommend for the M2 / M3, to get a traditional effect?
Forum: RFF Polls 03-15-2012
Replies: 150
Views: 19,123
Posted By David Charlwood
Kodak Ektachrome E100G Agfa Scala 200X

Kodak Ektachrome E100G
Agfa Scala 200X
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,397
Posted By David Charlwood
Thanks Jan - I am working on it right now!

Thanks Jan - I am working on it right now!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-09-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,397
Posted By David Charlwood
Thanks everyone for your advice and knowledge -...

Thanks everyone for your advice and knowledge - it answered my question perfectly. I have been using colour slide film almost as long as I have been taking photographs and am reluctant to change my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,397
Posted By David Charlwood
Fujichrome Sensia

Someone once told me that Fujichrome Sensia was the 'consumer' version of a Fujichrome 'Professional' slide film. Now that Sensia is no more, does anyone know which Fujichome slide film is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,519
Posted By David Charlwood
Freezing Slide Film - any information on this?

Freezing Slide Film - any information on this?
Forum: Off Topic 01-14-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 4,604
Posted By David Charlwood
Sextants - marine, bubble and gyroscopic. ...

Sextants - marine, bubble and gyroscopic. Beautiful precision engineering. Sadly, its time for the collection to be disposed of, but they gave me great joy.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-15-2011
Replies: 100
Views: 8,670
Posted By David Charlwood
Film

I have said it before, and I will say it again - if we continue to buy film, then the manufacters will continue to produce it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2011
Replies: 303
Views: 46,980
Posted By David Charlwood
M3 for colour slides, and M2 for B&W prints.

M3 for colour slides, and M2 for B&W prints.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-03-2011
Replies: 123
Views: 5,946
Posted By David Charlwood
New York City.

New York City.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-03-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By David Charlwood
Some time ago, I spent a pleasant evening...

Some time ago, I spent a pleasant evening photographing the constellation ORION in black and white using a Vito B. Took the film into my local F**I shop to be developed. When I returned to pick up...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-06-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,932
Posted By David Charlwood
Well done! What lens did you use?:D

Well done! What lens did you use?:D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-29-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,157
Posted By David Charlwood
I have been using this film since it first came...

I have been using this film since it first came out and I totally agree with Roger Hicks' comments.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 6,815
Posted By David Charlwood
A couple of years ago I decided to get rid of my...

A couple of years ago I decided to get rid of my Voigtlander Vito B (3) and BR (1) collection. Faced with the usual dilemma, I eventually gifted the four cameras and accessories to the local girls...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-21-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 10,031
Posted By David Charlwood
It was on sale at the Fuji Shop in Nelson, New...

It was on sale at the Fuji Shop in Nelson, New Zealand, TWO days ago!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-19-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,416
Posted By David Charlwood
Fujifilm X100

The Fujishop in Nelson, New Zealand have one on display and I was able to handle it. Feels good, not plasticy, and from fifty yards you would think it was a Leica M. The viewfinder system is very...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-15-2011
Replies: 84
Views: 6,004
Posted By David Charlwood
Difficult to load? I don't think so! Also, she...

Difficult to load? I don't think so! Also, she does not need a built-in meter - that is why she is going to school!
Forum: Off Topic 03-13-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 3,038
Posted By David Charlwood
This X100 Thingy.......

In a year, or maybe less, all the people who raved about a camera that looks like a rangefinder, but is not, will find that the money that they spent on an electronic device with factory built-in...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-04-2011
Replies: 301
Views: 26,027
Posted By David Charlwood
I used to be a pilot, but I'm alright now.

I used to be a pilot, but I'm alright now.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 6,374
Posted By David Charlwood
Endless search for MP

Forget it - buy an M3.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2011
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,813
Posted By David Charlwood
Seculine Digital Level - AL 105.

Seculine Digital Level - AL 105.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By David Charlwood
Digital spirit level

Thanks very much Roger - my example arrived today - it IS brilliant!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By David Charlwood
Many thanks Roger - that was just what I wanted...

Many thanks Roger - that was just what I wanted to hear!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By David Charlwood
Thanks Roger for your help. I am assuming that...

Thanks Roger for your help. I am assuming that this item works ok for a Leica M3 /M2? Please confirm.
Regards,
David.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By David Charlwood
Seculine Digital Spirit Level

Thanks for your reply Dave. If you look up the device on a search engine you will understand what I am talking about. Spirit levels for use on tripods are easy to find. Here, we are talking about...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By David Charlwood
Seculine Digital Spirit Level

Has anyone any experience of this device? Does it work satifactorily (can one see the lights) on a M3/M2?
Thanks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,108
Posted By David Charlwood
Thanks everybody - problem solved. This forum is...

Thanks everybody - problem solved. This forum is indeed a wonderful source of information!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-02-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 6,231
Posted By David Charlwood
Hand-held meters

Started off with a Weston Master V - thought I ought to upgrade so bought a Voigtlander VCII - this was often one-and-a-half stops in error - local dealer refused to become interested. VCII and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,108
Posted By David Charlwood
Filter wallet for E39 filters

i am trying to source a filter wallet to take six E39 Leica filters - what do you people recommend? Any suggestions greatly received.
Thanks.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,884
Posted By David Charlwood
Fuji X100

Somebody please tell me why it is a good idea to order a camera that nobody has seen in the flesh, nobody has handled or tried, nobody knows the price, nobody knows if it is even of value? ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,023
Posted By David Charlwood
Without a doubt, either a Weston Master V or a...

Without a doubt, either a Weston Master V or a Sekonic L-308S.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
Posted By David Charlwood
Sorry to hear of your misfortune - which shop...

Sorry to hear of your misfortune - which shop sold you this camera?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
Posted By David Charlwood
Leica M3 Rangefinders

Can anyone recommend an individual or company in either New Zealand or the UK that overhauls the rangefinder (0.91) fitted to the M3. Mine is quite dirty, and although useable could do with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,845
Posted By David Charlwood
Quick Load Kit

Went through the same process a couple of years ago - fitted the device - could not see the point of it - so took the device off. Quite happy with the original system on my M3 and M2. :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 6,116
Posted By David Charlwood
Who cares?

Who cares?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2010
Replies: 677
Views: 51,109
Posted By David Charlwood
"It's not our fault that your slides have been...

"It's not our fault that your slides have been damaged, we subcontracted them out to a really good processing company" (THIS IS TRUE AND HAPPENED TO ME!)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-14-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,850
Posted By David Charlwood
This is a spoof, yes???

This is a spoof, yes???
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By David Charlwood
Voigtlander II versus Sekonic L-208 Twinmate

Bought a Voigtlander II in London three years ago - could not make it tie-up with a Weston 5 in any way - the Voigtlander II constantly under-exposed by one and a half stops - dealer not interested. ...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-26-2010
Replies: 206
Views: 291,781
Posted By David Charlwood
I have a 1972 Lotus Europa Special - it is...

I have a 1972 Lotus Europa Special - it is impractical, expensive to maintain, but tremendous fun, a 1943 Carl Plath sextant (GPS is too easy), M3 and M2 cameras, and an enormous hatred of people who...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-03-2010
Replies: 138
Views: 16,425
Posted By David Charlwood
Film is dead?

Film will not die if we all continue to purchase it! If your fridge has space for food you are not buying enough film. Seriously, the "film is dead" idea is perpetrated by the misguided,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 4,334
Posted By David Charlwood
LeicaShop in Vienna, Austria

Has anyone any experience and/or comments in dealing with these people?
Thanks.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-23-2010
Replies: 271
Views: 35,851
Posted By David Charlwood
Today is my 73rd birthday and I am still buying...

Today is my 73rd birthday and I am still buying Leica gear. That makes me either an enthusiast or a fool - you decide!
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-11-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,905
Posted By David Charlwood
Amateur Photographer

Thank you everybody for your responses and opinions. Despite what some members have inferred, I am not a luddite - I recognise progress and new technology - otherwise I would not have spent 28 years...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-10-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,905
Posted By David Charlwood
Amateur Photographer (UK)

For the last sixty years, I have been an avid reader of this weekly publication. However, over the last year or so, the proportion of articles dedicated to film photography has steadily decreased to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 15,128
Posted By David Charlwood
My thanks to everyone who responded to my query -...

My thanks to everyone who responded to my query - some of the replies surprised me, but others did not! I still think that it is a truly gorgeous kit, suits my needs perfectly, and I am definitely...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 15,128
Posted By David Charlwood
Smile Leica MP Classic

Thank you very much everybody. My "problem" is that I do not like built-in exposure meters, and that this is the nearest approach to a new M3/M2 type Leica that is available. However, US$ 5500 is an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-19-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 15,128
Posted By David Charlwood
Leica MP Classic

Has any member purchased a Leica MP Classic (# 10317) and what are their impressions?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2010
Replies: 251
Views: 37,087
Posted By David Charlwood
Why are we discussing guitars? I have tried...

Why are we discussing guitars? I have tried using them to play cricket AND THEY ARE USELESS!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,732
Posted By David Charlwood
Mp-365

EBay have now removed this item from their listings. The feedback from the 'purchaser' states: The seller used stolen pictures & description from eBay user "isellari". Beware!!

LET'S BE CAREFULL...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,732
Posted By David Charlwood
The total lack of communication from the seller...

The total lack of communication from the seller worried me - how else could one check the provenance? Also, the bids went a bit haywire at one stage - it looked as though some bids had been...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,732
Posted By David Charlwood
Unhappy leica MP (1957) #365

Some of you may be aware that the above camera is currently for sale at Ebay. Despite repeated emails, the seller is not replying to my questions. be careful.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,960
Posted By David Charlwood
Perhaps for the benefit of all, you might let us...

Perhaps for the benefit of all, you might let us fellow Leica enthusiasts know exactly which business incurred your disatisfaction?
David.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,635
Posted By David Charlwood
Smile I have a 35/f2 Summicron (#11108 / SAMWO) with...

I have a 35/f2 Summicron (#11108 / SAMWO) with goggles for my M3 - no problem at all - quick and easy. I certainly would not exchange the M3 for a M2 just to avoid the goggles. Hope this helps.:)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-21-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By David Charlwood
Thank you all - most helpful!:D

Thank you all - most helpful!:D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-21-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By David Charlwood
Thanks guys - the filter is somewhat expensive...

Thanks guys - the filter is somewhat expensive but I cannot think of another option for the M3. By the way, what filter factor should be applied?
Thanks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-21-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By David Charlwood
13556 Universal Polarising Filter

Hi,
Has anyone good unbiased information on using the above polariser on a M mount (M3) Leica? Many thanks.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-21-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 5,175
Posted By David Charlwood
I used to think that Leica owners were...

I used to think that Leica owners were thoughtful, intelligent, tolerant and respectful of other peoples thoughts - now I am not so sure.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 36,809
Posted By David Charlwood
M3 or M2?

M3 every time - better build quality - better rangefinder - nothing wrong with using "goggles" for 35mm lenses.:D
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-04-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,863
Posted By David Charlwood
Ektar 100 Problems

Took my latest film to a different developing/printing shop - result was just perfect! If you are ever in South Island, New Zealand, I will tell you which lab NOT to go to! Thanks for all the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-03-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,863
Posted By David Charlwood
Thanks

Many thanks to all who responded about my EKTAR problem - I think that the fault may lie with my local developing shop - they are really only interested in digital and I think that their constantly...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-31-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,863
Posted By David Charlwood
Kodak Ektar 100 film

Just received my first Ektar 100 film back from the developers - all the shots have excessive blue and the greens have a yellow tinge - anyone else had this problem?:(
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-08-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By David Charlwood
London Leica Dealers

My recommendations (having dealt with both) are:
APERTURE at 44 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY.
RICHARD CAPLAN at 25 Bury Street, London SW1A 6AL.
Nobody else is really worth bothering about.
Good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 3,415
Posted By David Charlwood
How many cameras do you really need?

I have just donated four cameras to our local girls college. They still teach film photography including developing and printing, and were most grateful for the gift. My having to make a decision on...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-28-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 12,529
Posted By David Charlwood
Vito B lenses

Regarding the merits of the Vito B, in my opinion having owned both variants, the Color-Skopar 3.5 is a much better lens than the 2.8.
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