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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,897
Posted By d_c
Thanks for posting the link to this. I saw the...

Thanks for posting the link to this. I saw the Tate show of his work earlier this year, and it was intersting to see him talking about his background in north London, which happens to be just down...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 963
Posted By d_c
I never got on with the MR4, plus it's a pain in...

I never got on with the MR4, plus it's a pain in the backside to mount / remove as it marks the camera top plate. IMHO you would be better off with a nice pocketable Sekonic meter instead or, if you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 963
Posted By d_c
I guess this comes down to the question of what...

I guess this comes down to the question of what kind of photographer you are. If you need a meter then I agree with the above post - sell both and get a nice M6. If you don't need a meter then...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-18-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 5,105
Posted By d_c
I also think the M262 is a great camera, and for...

I also think the M262 is a great camera, and for me it's been the perfect digital transition from my M6.



It's pretty much the same weight, matt finish rather than lacquer, no extraneous features,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-28-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 5,105
Posted By d_c
I've not heard of any inherent issues with the...

I've not heard of any inherent issues with the M240, such as M9 owners have had to contend with regarding sensor decay, so I would say that it is definately worth considering. If it was me I would...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 6,429
Posted By d_c
I would have stuck with the M6. I bought a chrome...

I would have stuck with the M6. I bought a chrome M4 on an impulse after using my M6 for more than a decade, but the M4 never really got used and so it was traded in.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-21-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By d_c
It doesn't seem to have caused any issues, but if...

It doesn't seem to have caused any issues, but if it was me I would probably refrain from rotating your lens intentionally unless you can avoid it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-21-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By d_c
The lens elements in the v4 35mm lens are mounted...

The lens elements in the v4 35mm lens are mounted in an optical group, with the front lens hood / filter mount, which has a very fine pitch composite / plastic thread on the outside that screws into...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 740
Posted By d_c
I actually like the basic black nylon Leica...

I actually like the basic black nylon Leica straps with the special locking rings - simple and strong.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,179
Posted By d_c
I don't know how much you shoot, but if you...

I don't know how much you shoot, but if you perhaps budget two or maybe three rolls a day then the space required in your bag for film soon starts to add up for any trip longer than a couple of weeks.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,179
Posted By d_c
One thing that adds to the difficulty of film...

One thing that adds to the difficulty of film these days is the problem you will inevitably have trying to source additional rolls at your destination. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it's...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-07-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,775
Posted By d_c
Right handed, left eye shooter, almost always...

Right handed, left eye shooter, almost always right hand raised when shooting vertically.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-25-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,606
Posted By d_c
I went from shooting an M6 to using a Ricoh GXR...

I went from shooting an M6 to using a Ricoh GXR as a first step into digital with my M-lenses and, despite a few nice pics along the way, I really hated the whole shooting experience for many of the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-03-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,139
Posted By d_c
I really like the v.4 Summicron with focussing...

I really like the v.4 Summicron with focussing tab - it's really lightweight and compact without a hood fitted, and the tab makes it a nice quick lens to use.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-20-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,182
Posted By d_c
I thought about an M9 at the end of last year but...

I thought about an M9 at the end of last year but ended up spending a bit more on a good used M262. The big concern I'd have with putting my money in an M9 at this point in time is potential sensor...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-28-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,742
Posted By d_c
Thumb rest, is it really necessary?

I tend to carry the camera hanging down from one hand by my side, as I find this is quite a discrete way of holding it, and the winding arm was always a good surety against dropping it if the strap...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-28-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By d_c
My understanding is that the Nikonos wide angle...

My understanding is that the Nikonos wide angle lenses - 28mm and wider - had curved front elements that relied on the different refractive index of the contacting water to be able to focus an image...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,117
Posted By d_c
I only have a manual focus rangefinder so 100% MF...

I only have a manual focus rangefinder so 100% MF here. Having said that I have only ever found AF gets in the way, but that might just be me.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,631
Posted By d_c
Steve Huff review and...

Steve Huff review and video

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2018/10/24/the-leica-m10-d-review-less-is-more-again/

https://youtu.be/pWVonIhTYsQ
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,631
Posted By d_c
I'm guessing it will only be a matter of time...

I'm guessing it will only be a matter of time before we see the first collar mod to remove the 'thumb rest'. It has no switching function and so I imagine wouldn't be too onerous for somebody...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 573
Posted By d_c
Although I mostly photograph digitally with my...

Although I mostly photograph digitally with my M262 these days, I'm going to discount the retention of an M6 35mm body as relevant.

Generally I part company with any kit that I'm not using, or that...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-12-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 988
Posted By d_c
I had considered going from a 28/f2.8 non-asph to...

I had considered going from a 28/f2.8 non-asph to a 28/f2.8 asph M lens because of the much more compact lens size and better image quality, but the thing that actually made me do it was spotting a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-12-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,863
Posted By d_c
I've also had all three but the one I would reach...

I've also had all three but the one I would reach for the most when I went shooting was, by far, the M6. I've now got an M 262 which is my go to, but I also kept the M6.
Forum: Travel 10-12-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 968
Posted By d_c
I have considered an SD card duplicator such as...

I have considered an SD card duplicator such as this one....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-12-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,863
Posted By d_c
Personally I would get an M6 Classic over an M3 -...

Personally I would get an M6 Classic over an M3 - the convenience of the built in meter and film loading improvements just make it a more useable camera IMHO.


In terms of lenses I would pair up...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-08-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By d_c
I'm guessing here, but might it work to make up a...

I'm guessing here, but might it work to make up a 'sandwich' with an oversized mirror blank in the middle, so that the surface is protected, and then get it cut to size, and the hole formed, by...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,451
Posted By d_c
I'm not a collector. I buy it to use it, so the...

I'm not a collector. I buy it to use it, so the idea of travelling without taking my Leica and at least a couple of lenses seems like an anathema.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,433
Posted By d_c
... fear, ruthless efficiency, an almost...

... fear, ruthless efficiency, an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope, and nice red uniforms.

:D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-11-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By d_c
You can set up four presets on the M262 that can...

You can set up four presets on the M262 that can be quickly accessed from the menus, and which cover all settings including lens type. I tend to shoot with one configuration for file type, ISO...
Forum: Travel 06-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By d_c
In our experience you'll only encounter midges in...

In our experience you'll only encounter midges in a few inland areas like Mıvatn, otherwise most places are too windswept or thinly populated for them to thrive.

With regard to a few recommendations...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-27-2018
Replies: 824
Views: 84,430
Posted By d_c
I'm not alienated by Leica's new prices. I simply...

I'm not alienated by Leica's new prices. I simply can't afford them, and so they mainly serve as a minor source of amusement, particularly with regard to the price of some of the limited edition...
Forum: Travel 06-22-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By d_c
The comment about fine black dust getting...

The comment about fine black dust getting everywhere is one you should bear in mind if you're going into the central highlands, so two bodies with primes permanently attached might work well there....
Forum: Travel 06-22-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By d_c
Either get an Oyster card for each person in your...

Either get an Oyster card for each person in your party, or if you have a 'contactless' bank card you can use that instead. That will get you the use of all the public transport - buses, tubes, DLR,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-08-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,747
Posted By d_c
I hope you enjoy using it - I really like mine....

I hope you enjoy using it - I really like mine. I've found it so much easier to use than all the other digital cameras I've had to use over the last couple of years, and found it really feels like...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-25-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By d_c
The CLE only has 28mm, 40mm and 90mm. The CL has...

The CLE only has 28mm, 40mm and 90mm. The CL has 40mm, 50mm frame, and 90mm.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-25-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By d_c
I shouldn't think you'll have a problem with the...

I shouldn't think you'll have a problem with the v4 Elmarit 28mm - I've used the v3 lens on a CLE in the past without issue.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By d_c
Apparently some of the film-era M lenses have...

Apparently some of the film-era M lenses have back focus issues with digital sensors. Presumably they now need to image accurately on the front surface of the sensor, whereas previously with film I'm...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-22-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,518
Posted By d_c
If you take the equipment to a known reseller and...

If you take the equipment to a known reseller and get it valued then IME you will probably get two figures back. The first (lower) value will represent a clean sale to the reseller which will be...
Forum: Travel 04-11-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,931
Posted By d_c
http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag459/clift-d/...

http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag459/clift-d/8090_Iceland/campervan_cropped_small_zpsaa9bc9d3.jpg~original
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-05-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By d_c
Or drop roughly 300 on getting your lens serviced...

Or drop roughly 300 on getting your lens serviced and converted to 6-bit by Leica.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-27-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,379
Posted By d_c
I've never owned a G2 so cannot comment on that...

I've never owned a G2 so cannot comment on that dilemna, but I tried the scanner route and it didn't really work out for me. Even though the maths financially was there in terms of the cost of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 934
Posted By d_c
Surely a Hasselblad with a 50mm lens would be...

Surely a Hasselblad with a 50mm lens would be about the same size as a TLR, albeit a bit heavier? If you want compact and light would an SWC be too wide?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-13-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 27,557
Posted By d_c
The closest for me was my M6 which was an ex-shop...

The closest for me was my M6 which was an ex-shop demo, but everything else (6 bodies + 14 lenses) has been purchased used.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-09-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 4,031
Posted By d_c
I would have gone with 80% grey for all the...

I would have gone with 80% grey for all the engravings and dispensed with hi-vis paint, otherwise very nice... except the price.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-07-2018
Replies: 147
Views: 35,337
Posted By d_c
I was all in with a Leica M system - multiple...

I was all in with a Leica M system - multiple lenses and 3 film bodies, but was finding the logistics of getting my pictures to digital (where they needed to be) was getting more complicated and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-06-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,378
Posted By d_c
Familiarity with a camera means that you can...

Familiarity with a camera means that you can concentrate on getting the picture, and not get distracted by the camera. I've just bought an M262 and I'm enjoying re-learning to think with it like I...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-27-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,144
Posted By d_c
Subal make a 70m housing for the Leica M240 that...

Subal make a 70m housing for the Leica M240 that you can configure with a port to take Nikonos lenses. Of course, if you need to ask the price then you probably can't afford it, but it's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,148
Posted By d_c
I second approaching someone like reddotcameras...

I second approaching someone like reddotcameras and getting an opinion. They can sell it on your behalf on commission for 20% of the ticket price, so you might want to try that first and see how it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2018
Replies: 18
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Views: 1,486
Posted By d_c
Ditch everything else but keep the M6. I assume...

Ditch everything else but keep the M6. I assume you're using your Leica glass on your new digital camera?
Forum: RFF Polls 02-07-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9,881
Posted By d_c
CRR are no longer servicing M5, CL or...

CRR are no longer servicing M5, CL or R4/5/6/7/8/9 mainly, they say, as a result of parts shortages.

Whether that's the position more generally is debatable but it does suggest future problems with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-07-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 3,078
Posted By d_c
On the 'road' from Askja to Holuhraun in...

On the 'road' from Askja to Holuhraun in...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-07-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By d_c
I'm guessing that the retaining ring for the f3.5...

I'm guessing that the retaining ring for the f3.5 version has an external 19 x 0.5 mm thread - it's the same as the filters for the Elmar. Not sure about the f2.8 version.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 6,500
Posted By d_c
You can get a Nikonos to M4/3 adaptor, and...

You can get a Nikonos to M4/3 adaptor, and Nauticam make a Nikonos mount for their A7 waterproof housing.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-07-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,158
Posted By d_c
If the OP has any LTM or M lenses then I would...

If the OP has any LTM or M lenses then I would say get a used M240.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-06-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9,881
Posted By d_c
M6 Classic every time - pretty much the perfect...

M6 Classic every time - pretty much the perfect 35mm film camera.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,046
Posted By d_c
I loved my CLE - a nice compact, quick and...

I loved my CLE - a nice compact, quick and lightweight camera that felt really good in the hand. I'd pair it with the 40mm Summicron to start - I wouldn't bother with the other C-lenses. If you want...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-03-2018
Replies: 610
Views: 111,608
Posted By d_c
Kodak 126 Instamatic - it may even still be in my...

Kodak 126 Instamatic - it may even still be in my father's attic.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-03-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 36,391
Posted By d_c
I've just managed to get hold of a secondhand...

I've just managed to get hold of a secondhand M262 - my first full frame digital. I've nothing to compare it to, and it doesn't appear in the poll, but it is pretty much everything I could have hoped...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-31-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 42,352
Posted By d_c
If buying new then IMHO the M262 has the best...

If buying new then IMHO the M262 has the best bang for buck among Leica's current range of digital cameras. As others have observed however the M240 goes for less secondhand.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-11-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,427
Posted By d_c
If I had the money for the MP, then I would get...

If I had the money for the MP, then I would get an M6 and use the surplus to pick up an extra lens.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-06-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 8,401
Posted By d_c
I prefer focus tabs - you can use them wearing...

I prefer focus tabs - you can use them wearing gloves, and you get a sense of where the lens is focused without needing to look, so for me the v.4 is prefereable to either v.3 or v.5.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-24-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,682
Posted By d_c
A Leica M strap, UV filter, and black taped logos...

A Leica M strap, UV filter, and black taped logos are the only changes to my M6.
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-15-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,789
Posted By d_c
Great pictures. We were in Iceland last summer...

Great pictures. We were in Iceland last summer and crossed the highlands twice by 'road', so I'm in awe of the fact you did it on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,734
Posted By d_c
For film I've had M3, M2, M4, M4-2, CL, CLE and...

For film I've had M3, M2, M4, M4-2, CL, CLE and M6. All were decent cameras, but the M6 has been my favourite by far.

I'm still trying to justify the money for a digital M.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,196
Posted By d_c
M6 Classic with an M1 top-plate which has been...

M6 Classic with an M1 top-plate which has been modified to add an M2 rangefinder and to also incorporate the M6 automatic film counter.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-18-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,527
Posted By d_c
Not that I'm an expert, but surely you could...

Not that I'm an expert, but surely you could smear vaseline in the centre of a filter to get the same effect?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-13-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,737
Posted By d_c
I have one of the Domke camera satchels for...

I have one of the Domke camera satchels for general use - nice and stealthy as it doesn't really look like a camera bag, has some space for extra stuff, and a continuous non-slip strap that goes all...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-10-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 27,153
Posted By d_c
A friend let me have a go with his M3 with a...

A friend let me have a go with his M3 with a Canon f1.2 LTM lens and that was it. I bought a beaten up M3 on a trip to New York, then picked up a collapsible Summicron for it, and have since had an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2012
Replies: 207
Views: 21,494
Posted By d_c
Barebones would be M6 Classic with 35/f2 and...

Barebones would be M6 Classic with 35/f2 and 90/f2.8 - both lenses can take the same lens hoods and caps. This would go into a black Domke Satchel with a bunch of film and a lens cloth. Expanding...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2012
Replies: 163
Poll: M6 vs M3
Views: 36,670
Posted By d_c
I'd probably keep the M6 Classic and sell the...

I'd probably keep the M6 Classic and sell the other one to buy some Leica glass.
Forum: Travel 05-29-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 4,920
Posted By d_c
Forget the MP and get yourself a Nikonos V. If...

Forget the MP and get yourself a Nikonos V. If you really must bring the MP along then don't plan on taking any 'on the river' shots with it - you'll need to secure it in a Pelicase while canoeing...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-27-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By d_c
If it was me I'd keep the 35/2, the 90/2, and...

If it was me I'd keep the 35/2, the 90/2, and trade all your 50s in partly against your M9 and partly against a more recent 50/2. If you can't afford to get a newer 50/2 then just the 35 and 90 would...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-17-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 10,850
Posted By d_c
With regards to image quality, either lens would...

With regards to image quality, either lens would be fantastic and perfectly able to surpass my ability as a photographer.

Even though the DR is a piece of mechanical art, I would probably choose the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,229
Posted By d_c
I prefer the feel of the M6 to the M6 TTL but...

I prefer the feel of the M6 to the M6 TTL but that's not to say that you would feel the same.

As others have said above though, any TTL functionality would be wasted unless you were really using...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-12-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,757
Posted By d_c
Cosmetically I prefer the rectangular hoods but...

Cosmetically I prefer the rectangular hoods but I've actually had problems using these on my 35mm Summicron v.4 so tend to use an older round vented hood. This lens is constructed such that the lens...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-09-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,534
Posted By d_c
For me it would be my M6 Classic with 90mm...

For me it would be my M6 Classic with 90mm Summicron Pre-Asph
Forum: Nikon RF 05-03-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3,461
Posted By d_c
I've got one of these lenses on the way to try...

I've got one of these lenses on the way to try out. How did you go about framing - does the full view of the Nikonos V give a reasonable approximation or would I really need to use a subsidiary...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 4,718
Posted By d_c
Get the M6 - a much nicer camera to work with...

Get the M6 - a much nicer camera to work with IMHO.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-25-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 7,385
Posted By d_c
Apart from snaps with an iPhone, I still shoot...

Apart from snaps with an iPhone, I still shoot everything on film and then scan straight from this to digital. Aside from practical reasons such as the cost of getting a full frame digital body, or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 984
Posted By d_c
For experiments you could always try asking...

For experiments you could always try asking around for a short end of film from one of the motion picture dealers or on a mailing list rather than buying a 400' full tin. However unless you use can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-09-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 4,181
Posted By d_c
Make sure someone knows where you are going and...

Make sure someone knows where you are going and will raise the alarm if you don't come back in time - people have died in these kinds of places.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,660
Posted By d_c
Get the newest M-mount Leica 35mm you can find...

Get the newest M-mount Leica 35mm you can find for the money at whatever aperture. The performance will be comparable to offerings by other manufacturers, the fit and feel of the lens will be up...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 03-23-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,857
Posted By d_c
There's info on this on the Cameraquest...

There's info on this on the Cameraquest site:

http://www.cameraquest.com/cle.htm#The%20CLE's%20TTL%20Flash

It looks like the big thing to watch for is making sure any flash is switched off when you...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-12-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,225
Posted By d_c
Wow. Very comprehensive. Thanks for this.

Wow. Very comprehensive. Thanks for this.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,821
Posted By d_c
I believe the film was originally a commercial...

I believe the film was originally a commercial release so it was probably inevitable that it get taken down at some point, particularly once it had been noticed.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-03-2012
Replies: 116
Views: 11,128
Posted By d_c
^ this I'm afraid. If you have sufficient...

^ this I'm afraid.

If you have sufficient projected stream then you probably already know whether you can justify it commercially as a capital investment and so this whole conversation is redundant,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 8,855
Posted By d_c
This is truly depressing news. First they killed...

This is truly depressing news. First they killed off Kodachrome, so I moved to E100G and got used to shooting that and now they've killed that off as well.

Frankly I wonder whether Kodak shouldn't...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-20-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,287
Posted By d_c
To be honest, I wouldn't worry too much about the...

To be honest, I wouldn't worry too much about the aperture priority on the CLE being a hinderance, particularly with regard to photographing kids. You still have control compositionally over your...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 15,139
Posted By d_c
Optically the performance that I got out of the...

Optically the performance that I got out of the M-Rokkor was as good as what I now get out of the Summicron-C. If I had to choose between them with regard to build quality I would say that the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-03-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 6,144
Posted By d_c
I have them on all my cameras, as I like the...

I have them on all my cameras, as I like the attachments and lack of stitched joints. But then I don't tend to carry straps over my shoulder for long periods, preferring to dump the camera in a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-02-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By d_c
If you can still get hold of a pair these look...

If you can still get hold of a pair these look like they would be great - I've tried to get a pair myself but unfortunately they're pretty much sold out in the UK at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,763
Posted By d_c
If you are going to project slides for long...

If you are going to project slides for long periods make sure you are projecting expendable copies rather than your precious originals. Most slides show noticeable fading with only a few hours of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,281
Posted By d_c
I've owned both at different times and I still...

I've owned both at different times and I still have the M4, so I wouldn't go for the M2, and unless there was a cost factor in the equation then this would probably be my preference every time. The...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-19-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 10,401
Posted By d_c
Possibly because there are so many fewer...

Possibly because there are so many fewer professional photojournalists full stop. The news media has shifted from images shot by dedicated professionals on assigment to the crowdsourced image, which...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-16-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,931
Posted By d_c
Graham Playford in London Bridge can also do...

Graham Playford in London Bridge can also do Leica M equipment - I've had a couple of things CLA'd by him, and I know he's been used in the past by Classic Camera.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-09-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,555
Posted By d_c
You could also look at the Minolta CLE - it's...

You could also look at the Minolta CLE - it's nice and light, gives you a reasonable spread of focal lengths in the viewfinder - 28, 40 and 90 - and it handles really nicely. Only drawback might be...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-31-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 27,828
Posted By d_c
I know this is bit after the fact, but you would...

I know this is bit after the fact, but you would need to check in respect of the CLE, because I recall that my Pre-Asph Summicron 35mm v4 didn't fit my CLE when I tried it. There is a circular...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-29-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,436
Posted By d_c
Does anybody have this Magnum book yet? I've seen...

Does anybody have this Magnum book yet? I've seen some pretty damning reviews on amazon saying that while the content is fantastic the binding is sub-standard and that as a result the book starts...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2011
Replies: 163
Views: 52,086
Posted By d_c
Surely any lens could be coupled to the...

Surely any lens could be coupled to the rangefinder, not just one with a focal length of 51.6mm. It should simply be a case of establishing the correct curve / slope to cut the cam bearing surface to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 14,776
Posted By d_c
Get an M6 and the newest version of a rigid...

Get an M6 and the newest version of a rigid Summicron 50mm you can find. To get the most for your money look for kit with some external user marks but A1 working condition e.g. mint optics.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-23-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 11,957
Posted By d_c
Aside from the size & weight I think the M6 is a...

Aside from the size & weight I think the M6 is a far superior camera.

- the M6 meter can deal with EV -2 to 20 as opposed to the CL's 3 to 18 - that's 5 stops difference in low light situations, and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2011
Replies: 79
Views: 7,286
Posted By d_c
If you have doubts about the virtues of chrome...

If you have doubts about the virtues of chrome lenses on black bodies, there was a whole thread about it recently:

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80091
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-22-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,663
Posted By d_c
I looked into getting a CM earlier in the year...

I looked into getting a CM earlier in the year but in the end decided against it and bought a CLE with 40mm Summicron instead - as time goes it is becoming more and more apparent to me what a great...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2011
Replies: 79
Views: 7,286
Posted By d_c
If you want to get the most for your money then...

If you want to get the most for your money then you should think about a classic M6 0.72 rather than a TTL, and a black one would be cheaper than a chrome one. Lens wise, if the Biogon is cheaper in...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-20-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5,206
Posted By d_c
I've tried both the CL and CLE and it was the CLE...

I've tried both the CL and CLE and it was the CLE that I ended up keeping even though it was a shade bigger and heavier than the CL, and didn't feel quite as substantial.

Why? I much preferred the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 16,460
Posted By d_c
If you're shooting 120 I don't know, but...

If you're shooting 120 I don't know, but otherwise you might try Adox Pan 25

According to this (http://www.ag-photographic.co.uk/adox-pan-25-221-c.asp) it's the same emulsion as Rollei Pan 25.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 3,696
Posted By d_c
Get another M body otherwise you are spending...

Get another M body otherwise you are spending twice on glass to get the same focal lengths on both systems.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-25-2011
Replies: 95
Views: 5,587
Posted By d_c
Beaten up M3 S/S with a goggled 35mm Summicron....

Beaten up M3 S/S with a goggled 35mm Summicron. Both were traded on the long road to an M6 with lenses.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 4,560
Posted By d_c
In terms of lens you should definately try for a...

In terms of lens you should definately try for a 50mm Summicron - look for a black 50mm with focussing tab as it has the same optics as the version with built in lens hood that preceeded the current...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-09-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 6,657
Posted By d_c
Yes, yes, yes! A Summicron is still a Summicron.

Yes, yes, yes! A Summicron is still a Summicron.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,779
Posted By d_c
+1 for getting the M4-P serviced. Much as I...

+1 for getting the M4-P serviced.

Much as I loved my M2, the rapid loading and rewind crank were a definite upgrade when I traded up to an M4-2. The 28mm frame is also a plus.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-23-2011
Replies: 95
Views: 13,657
Posted By d_c
With regard to Leica stuff, I've bought and sold...

With regard to Leica stuff, I've bought and sold a fair few different M-bodies on my way from the beat-up M3 user that I bought as my first M-mount camera, to the near mint M6 I bought roughly five...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-22-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 7,111
Posted By d_c
Everything used to be shot at 200ASA - Kodachrome...

Everything used to be shot at 200ASA - Kodachrome KL 200ASA and Ilford XP2 rated at 200ASA - this made it very easy on the brain when switching between films.

Now that Kodachrome's gone I'm split...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-20-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
Posted By d_c
In my experience, anything you buy from outside...

In my experience, anything you buy from outside the EU is subject to VAT at standard rates, with the carrier e.g. UPS / Royal Mail collecting this money on behalf of HMRC, along with a handling fee...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-19-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,326
Posted By d_c
As Martin says there are probably no equivalent...

As Martin says there are probably no equivalent alternative bulbs that you could use instead of the Philips 6604. What the donsbulbs site seems to list are different codes from other manufacturers...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-19-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,326
Posted By d_c
The following link shows a list of other...

The following link shows a list of other equivalents (on donsbulbs.com) that might allow you to find something?

http://*******.com/62naned

He also has a few in stock if you choose to go that route...
Forum: Travel 09-10-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By d_c
+1 for Calumet.

+1 for Calumet.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-09-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,800
Posted By d_c
You could try Graham Playford - he's now based...

You could try Graham Playford - he's now based just south of Tower Bridge in London. I've used him a few times on Leica M stuff but I know he repairs all sorts of professional equipment.

Graham...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,487
Posted By d_c
Metro Imaging are in Sutton Street EC1...

Metro Imaging are in Sutton Street EC1 (http://www.metroimaging.co.uk/)
Forum: Travel 08-17-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By d_c
What are looking to see? Exhibitions, buildings...

What are looking to see?

Exhibitions, buildings etc?

Thomas Struth's exhibition at the Whitechapel has been getting good reviews. Also Ron Arad has an installation at the Roundhouse that might...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2011
Replies: 137
Views: 37,326
Posted By d_c
Assuming you are looking to take pictures then...

Assuming you are looking to take pictures then I'd suggest you get a good user M4. I've owned both an M4-2 and an M4. My M4-2 was always a shooter and although it worked well enough for this it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 10,896
Posted By d_c
You could try Graham Playford near Tower Bridge...

You could try Graham Playford near Tower Bridge (020 7394 5060) - he's not exclusively a Leica repairer but I got to know him through one of the Leica specialists in central London, and have always...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,643
Posted By d_c
Rollei 35SE loaded with XP2 and iPhone 3GS - B&W...

Rollei 35SE loaded with XP2 and iPhone 3GS - B&W and Colour.
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