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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 8 Hours Ago
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Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm popping up to town today for a few things, so...

I'm popping up to town today for a few things, so I'll pick up a roll of the N74 where I bought the uN54. The latter is now drying after development and it has no Orwo edge markings either, and the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,584
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Guth - that's lovely. That is the one car I...

Guth - that's lovely. That is the one car I really do want to own - the way in which the VTEC comes on song makes it gloriously wonderful. I briefly owned an Accord V6 coupe with the VTEC engine and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 10,179
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Now you just need an East German camera and...

Now you just need an East German camera and lenses to complete the look! You've got something resembling a border fence already.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely Heckflosse! Mine drives very well now -...

Lovely Heckflosse!

Mine drives very well now - a rare 5 speed manual helps - but I've lowered her a little and fitted uprated shocks. As a result she goes where you point her in real time, rather...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 21 Hours Ago
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Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've never really got round to doing a full...

I've never really got round to doing a full photoshoot of her, but a few more. I took months to decide upon the colour but the original white with a hint of grey was horrible. Arabergrau is a 60s...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Day Ago
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Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sorry Larry - I should have been clearer that...

Sorry Larry - I should have been clearer that it's a friend's workshop truck, which he's restoring. I've no role at all other than the odd photo. I've restored close to 4 cars now - the Mercedes...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks dourbalister - there are no markings...

Thanks dourbalister - there are no markings whatsoever. Grain is a bit more than modern emulsions, but Rodinal pulls it out a little anyway. I'll experiment a lot more if I like the uN54.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 10,179
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Done that with a few of the best from the reel,...

Done that with a few of the best from the reel, will share the Orwo uN54 roll when shot and developed.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A friend shot some photos on this and I rather...

A friend shot some photos on this and I rather liked the result, and immediately given the Lomography description thought it was going to be Orwo uN54. I've been meaning to try some Orwo since...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 10,179
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Tiny scratch top right - mostly random without...

Tiny scratch top right - mostly random without any obvious pattern. I had unrelated issues rinsing as the film roll collapsed on itself as I'd loosened it for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 10,179
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Some very interesting results from the Potsdam...

Some very interesting results from the Potsdam Kino 100. I'll save them for a thread with the Orwo uN54 when I've completed that roll (all the same camera and lens to make comparisons easier). The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 10,179
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm not testing any more Lomography Orwo acquired...

I'm not testing any more Lomography Orwo acquired film. The Potsdam 100 had an horrendous plastic capsule that was an utter pig to remove in my changing bag. The film packaging said made in China,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 10,179
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I am comparing the Potsdam 100, which I think is...

I am comparing the Potsdam 100, which I think is uN54, with a roll of the genuine stuff, but the Lomography is a lot more expensive (there's a surprise...). I'll see what the results bring.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 7,889
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fuji 400H and Lomography 800.

Fuji 400H and Lomography 800.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,750
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Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My very own 1971 Mercedes W114 250CE in Arab...

My very own 1971 Mercedes W114 250CE in Arab Gray, Brunhilde. Took her out to a meet for the first time in a year (fan belt alignment problem) and she drove flawlessly. Shot on Fuji 400H with my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 10,179
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Many thanks! That is very competitive indeed.

Many thanks! That is very competitive indeed.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 10,179
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very interesting! How much did the price break...

Very interesting!

How much did the price break down to per roll Guy?
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,009
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
They are incorporated into UK law as the Customer...

They are incorporated into UK law as the Customer Contracts Regulations (2013), the only legal question would be whether those protections would apply to purchases by me from EU countries. Ebay rules...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,009
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I am lucky to be within 40 minutes of central...

I am lucky to be within 40 minutes of central London with numerous dealers, many of whom I have bought from.

I have bought locally from a dealer near my father in Plymouth.

I also happily buy from...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My favouritest pick up truck (it's close enough)...

My favouritest pick up truck (it's close enough) of all time starting its return to roadworthiness. The body will be left largely untouched, the interior restored partially (got to have something to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 10,179
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Dourbalister! I found some spooled UN54...

Thanks Dourbalister!

I found some spooled UN54 today so will give that a go and see how I get on.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Nice one, although not where I'd normally expect...

Nice one, although not where I'd normally expect to find them!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,795
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yep, much nicer to my tastes than Portra 800 and...

Yep, much nicer to my tastes than Portra 800 and still cheaper by about 30% here after the increase.

I bought some Lomo 400 to try today. I've gone off Portra 400 too...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 10,179
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A question Dourbalister - IIRC you hand spool...

A question Dourbalister - IIRC you hand spool this from a roll from Orwo - do you need to remove any Remjet in developing?

I've been given a film loader and I'm quite keen to try some UN54 to start...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 30,138
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Doug - that is incredibly kind, and also takes...

Doug - that is incredibly kind, and also takes care of any future R purchases by me! Thanks.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wonderful! Looks gorgeous.

Wonderful! Looks gorgeous.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Dark slide error would manifest on the side, not...

Dark slide error would manifest on the side, not top I would have thought. Check play there though. Same with end of reel too. Unless you were shooting on its side (unlikely!).

I wonder if it is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Minor detail! Shot this 1938 Ford 85 Flathead V8...

Minor detail!

Shot this 1938 Ford 85 Flathead V8 truck interior on my Linhof the other day. Boy is it stunning.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/flatheadinterior-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gorgeous! I love old rusty cars with real patina.

Gorgeous! I love old rusty cars with real patina.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7,463
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Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Patina at its most evocative. You don't get that...

Patina at its most evocative. You don't get that from a rub down and partial respray.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,952
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks - that I didn't know! I think my next 50...

Thanks - that I didn't know! I think my next 50 is more likely to be a Summilux, but that will be some time yet.
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,367
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
So true. I took my 1933 Leica III out yesterday...

So true.

I took my 1933 Leica III out yesterday to take a few photos of a 1938 Ford truck. My petrol (OK at UK prices) totalled close to 25. One b&w 35mm and one 120 colour film and development...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
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Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
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Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
1938 Ford 85 flathead V8 pick up...

1938 Ford 85 flathead V8 pick up truck

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/patination-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That would be most kind! I suspect it's a...

That would be most kind! I suspect it's a metallic, possibly astral silver or silver blue, but it's a fools errand from black and white!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,750
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Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just good old fashioned electrical glow plugs to...

Just good old fashioned electrical glow plugs to get it started.

Somewhere in Morocco is a taxi driver who has a W115 240D that is on about 3 million KMs. Those engines can last for ever, but with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
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Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sweet little Morris Minor!

Sweet little Morris Minor!
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,367
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
How exciting! What a beauty, and how kind of...

How exciting! What a beauty, and how kind of Victoria Pio! I have the Summitar and the Elmar, both sharp and very good lenses.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,795
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Continuing my exploration of the 800. A...

Continuing my exploration of the 800. A beautifully patinated 1938 Ford V8 Pick up just arrived in a friend's workshop. Shot on the Mamiua RB67 Pro...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,143
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Exquisite, Flat twin!

Exquisite, Flat twin!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,584
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
There are so many cars for the Japanese market we...

There are so many cars for the Japanese market we just don't see. Looks rather sweet!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5,385
Views: 808,563
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A tiny bit too dark to my eye, but wonderful!

A tiny bit too dark to my eye, but wonderful!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,952
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've not tried a collapsible, I wonder if there's...

I've not tried a collapsible, I wonder if there's a difference in glass or coatings, as after 2 rolls in sunny conditions I've had a couple of sunstars but absolutely no flaring. In that regard it's...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,750
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Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
An admirable wee beastie the Napier Railton....

An admirable wee beastie the Napier Railton. Polished within an inch of its life every waking moment!

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/firing-up-the-beast-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,584
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I love the idea of the Napier Railton, a fine...

I love the idea of the Napier Railton, a fine beastie indeed, being new!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,713
Views: 795,332
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Such a handsome beastie. I owned one years ago,...

Such a handsome beastie. I owned one years ago, bought new from Grays and traded in for a new D70 some years later. Too heavy for my tired old paws now, but what a capable monster it is!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,584
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Continuing the theme that a Mclaren is one of the...

Continuing the theme that a Mclaren is one of the nice new cars I like, a couple of the same car from Prescott Hill climb (a run up the hill in it as a prize). Large pat on the back for the person...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 660
Views: 153,777
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What beautiful colours! Exquisite rendering (and...

What beautiful colours! Exquisite rendering (and very nice photos) Maggieo!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,420
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Crikey, I bought mine from a dealer a few months...

Crikey, I bought mine from a dealer a few months ago for a lot less.

Lovely lens though - the Hotel Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar on my 1932 Elmar, Kodak Tmax400 at 200, Perceptol 1:2 (the Erik von Straten...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,420
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Good point. Elmar 35mm f3.5 should also be...

Good point.

Elmar 35mm f3.5 should also be considered. Uncoated and old school.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,420
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Summitar with M adapter is sharp and inexpensive,...

Summitar with M adapter is sharp and inexpensive, Summaron has lovely rendering, if not quite so cheap. The Nokton Classic is more vintage in looks, but without the flare etc of age. I have the...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 1 Week Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 14,333
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Hi Barry - it's 37mm on 4x5, so the chap who made...

Hi Barry - it's 37mm on 4x5, so the chap who made it said it was about a focal length of 11mm in 35mm equivalent. Pinhole size is 0.22 mm and distance is about 30mm to film plane (my accuracy of...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 1 Week Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 14,333
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I love this 11mm equivalent pinhole, the...

I love this 11mm equivalent pinhole, the perspective distortion is wondrous, the more so when really close up - about a foot in this case. 1938 Ford Flathead V8 85...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I like the motion blur, it gives a sense of...

I like the motion blur, it gives a sense of speed. It is difficult to get right, but go for too high a shutter speed and you'll get stationary objects with no sense of movement.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I treat any time on Massive Development as...

I treat any time on Massive Development as suspect unless cross checked with the manufacturers data, anybody can add a development time.

I hadn't heard of any changes but 12 down to 10.5 is a...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 30,138
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
May I add the following too please! Zuiko OM...

May I add the following too please!

Zuiko OM 50mm f1.8
Leitz Summilux R 80mm f1.4
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A rare sight, particularly at Prescott Hill...

A rare sight, particularly at Prescott Hill Climb, the home of the Bugatti Owners Club. A Bentley 3 litre. Leica M5, Zeiss Biogon C 35mm f2.8, Ilford Delta 400 in FX39. Classic Zeiss...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My neighbours had a similar Simca Pedro - a nice...

My neighbours had a similar Simca Pedro - a nice reminder!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Two tone pink - phwoar!

Two tone pink - phwoar!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That car certainly benefits from the Panoramic...

That car certainly benefits from the Panoramic adapter Dourbalister! I like the angle, it makes it appear even longer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Shame - all are lovely, the colours in the first...

Shame - all are lovely, the colours in the first are gorgeous.

I can't really help alas. I've not had any issues at all with the Tetenal C41 kit - but I am religious about getting everything up to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,513
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I shall be re-testing my Minolta stuff soon. I've...

I shall be re-testing my Minolta stuff soon. I've always found the Rokkor lenses to be superb for colour and I'll give them a go at some black and white to see if I can improve the results using my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,513
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gorgeous - cameras and photos. I know what you...

Gorgeous - cameras and photos. I know what you mean about AF, but of my roll only 2 had missed focus, both were close ups and it doesn't take much for me to wobble at f1.8!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have to say I was concentrating more upon the...

I have to say I was concentrating more upon the Evoque and the Nissan Note! I can live with the Celica though!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,952
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I got my Dual Range Summicron back from a full...

I got my Dual Range Summicron back from a full going over, CLA and re-set of close up lenses (they were miles out because there was no spacing for the prism). So some celebratory images on my M3....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely Charioscuro lighting from...

Lovely Charioscuro lighting from Rhl-Oregon

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/45148/med_U45148I1567511566.SEQ.1.jpg

Gorgeous portrait from Alex...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 266
Views: 13,529
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Today's favourite camera just because I got my...

Today's favourite camera just because I got my Dual Range Summicron back from a full CLA and adjustment of close up lenses that took a very long time. The M3 with these on looks the utter business....
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 266
Views: 13,529
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sadly 35mm lenses just go for that bit more, but...

Sadly 35mm lenses just go for that bit more, but I think I paid 65 for mine albeit a year ago. As you say though, the 1.8s go for virtually nothing yet they are a seriously good lens.

I know film...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,513
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Silly question, is the metering on the 4ti solely...

Silly question, is the metering on the 4ti solely spot, can you just let it be the equivalent of an auto system? (poor choice of words certainly).
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have tried a few action shots with my...

I have tried a few action shots with my Rolleiflex, but with a 75mm Planar the distance from the subject (in this case vintage cars) was just a bit too far. I tend therefore to use it for static...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,513
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes, a very good summary! I started with an...

Yes, a very good summary!

I started with an OM10, and thought the addition of manual control to auto that the OM2n offered was worthwhile. By then the OM1 was just a little dated. I'd be interested...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Apart from it being a good picture of the Alpine,...

Apart from it being a good picture of the Alpine, the people have that classic car meet pose, and the use of the limited depth of field to separate it from the background modernity is great.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 873
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I agree Mike. It is a substitute for engagement.

I agree Mike. It is a substitute for engagement.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,513
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The Prescott Hill Climb Series II Land Rover is a...

The Prescott Hill Climb Series II Land Rover is a thing of wonder. It's left outside, self-cleaning and a demonstration of the slow oxidation of aluminium and dirt into a habitat for lichen. I'll...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,513
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Nice! Adding the 100mm and the 50 1.4 and the...

Nice! Adding the 100mm and the 50 1.4 and the total cost is still below that of an M rangefinder without lens.

The value and results these offer are stunning!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,513
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely SLR systems for little - Olympus OM2n and lenses

I took my OM2n out of aetivation over the weekend. It failed to respond to being switched on, and the finder was blocked. After an initial panic, fitting new batteries had it working perfectly, the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,561
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The price of the Minolta CLEs has moved up a lot...

The price of the Minolta CLEs has moved up a lot too!
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 266
Views: 13,529
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I spent the weekend shooting with my OM2n that I...

I spent the weekend shooting with my OM2n that I had put aside for 18 months. With a new set of batteries everything worked perfectly. It's light, nicely made and a joy to use in Aperture Priority. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,561
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
No shortage of people who can service mechanical...

No shortage of people who can service mechanical cameras, they aren't rocket science. Electronic parts availability will dictate if any camera with electronics integral to functionality will be...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 2,438
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Upon shooting the Biogon 35mm f2.8 a lot of late,...

Upon shooting the Biogon 35mm f2.8 a lot of late, with Ilford Delta, I have concluded that it is one of the best lenses I've ever had the opportunity to use. Also it brings out the fineness of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,561
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had an M6 at the same time as an M3, sold it...

I had an M6 at the same time as an M3, sold it and don't miss it at all. I've since added an M2, an M5 and a Leica III, with no desire for an M6. My only regret in selling it is that I could have got...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
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Views: 14,964
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm catching up fast on that one too!

I'm catching up fast on that one too!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 217
Views: 14,964
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
How do you like it? I'm toying with the idea...

How do you like it? I'm toying with the idea (after a clear out!), having found my Biogon c 35mm f2.8 to be so insanely wonderful.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 217
Views: 14,964
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's super Michael!

That's super Michael!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,561
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I was in Red Dot Cameras in London a few weeks...

I was in Red Dot Cameras in London a few weeks back and having bought my M5 I was shooting the breeze with the owner, Ivan. He said he couldn't get M6s in good condition for love or money and showed...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The capsules seem completely resistant to...

The capsules seem completely resistant to ink.

I'm still to be convinced anything is better than the masking tape for keeping track from camera to tank.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,651
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
We do, the equipment available to us is...

We do, the equipment available to us is exquisite, reasonable (in most cases) and taking a good photo is as easy as it's ever been. I am so delighted that I can pick up the cameras I lusted after as...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Anything and everything would go if it didn't, or...

Anything and everything would go if it didn't, or doesn't, conform to the planners' schemes. There is a wonderful art deco building in Plymouth, one of the very few buildings in the city centre to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
First steps!

First steps!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 381
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Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Dartmoor Ponies horsing around... Leica M5, Zeiss...

Dartmoor Ponies horsing around...
Leica M5, Zeiss Biogon 35mm f2.8, Ilford Delta 400 in FX39 1:9

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/just-horsin-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gorgeous guitar colours and lovely rendering -...

Gorgeous guitar colours and lovely rendering - I'm assuming it's a Summicron 50mm?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,698
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I so wish I had returned to film earlier, but by...

I so wish I had returned to film earlier, but by an eerie coincidence I bought a Rolleicord as my return camera which was sold to me by a specialist film photographer who ran developing and printing...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That is indeed a W110, also known as a...

That is indeed a W110, also known as a Heckflosse, from the pointy rear wings.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Bad news Dourbalister - that's a W111.

Bad news Dourbalister - that's a W111.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I know it well too. Only two days ago I confused...

I know it well too. Only two days ago I confused a W108 Benz with a W114. These things hurt!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,698
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I returned to film solely to slow down (no...

I returned to film solely to slow down (no deadlines here) and learned home developing from an Ilford Artisan Partner (Keith Moss, a great friend now and talented street and landscape photographer)....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm sorry, so sorry, so so sorry, so so so sorry...

I'm sorry, so sorry, so so sorry, so so so sorry etc.

No more quizzes!

D Type Jaguar, National Motor Museum Gaydon, Rolleiflex 2.8F, Bergger Pancro 400 at EI1600, Rodinal 1:50...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I loved Wetzlar with a beautiful old town, and...

I loved Wetzlar with a beautiful old town, and the Leica Park was well worth the trip. The weather was excessively hot though. My visit was somewhat...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,165
Views: 418,773
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I thought I'd try some colour film in the Zeiss...

I thought I'd try some colour film in the Zeiss Ikon 534/16 Super Ikonta. Kodak Portra 160 EI 100, Zeiss Tessar 75mm f3.5. Stowe Landscape Gardens towards the Congreve memorial from the Palladian...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The gauge on the top is better, but no use when...

The gauge on the top is better, but no use when the film is out of the camera.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's CAD tearing to make it look like it's been...

That's CAD tearing to make it look like it's been hand-torn, for that authentic analogue experience.

M5 is lovely, very happy with it, sadly it's making all my other non-meter Leicas a bit...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
One of my neighbours started as an apprentice in...

One of my neighbours started as an apprentice in technical drawing at Thorn EMI - they had over 300 apprentices in the drawing office!

I shall look out for it, this one I now is higher tack as I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Another world. But if you remember the 60s you...

Another world. But if you remember the 60s you weren't there...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My so far infallible implementation of cutting...

My so far infallible implementation of cutting edge film tracking. I just need a slightly lower tack masking tape.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/img_6049.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I only remembered my Super Ikonta folder, my 4x5...

I only remembered my Super Ikonta folder, my 4x5 pinhole and my Leicaflex SL2, plus my tripod. I forgot to bring my bearer though to carry it all!
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,775
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Beautiful Erik - perfect patination too!

Beautiful Erik - perfect patination too!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I took my phone with me last week and used it as...

I took my phone with me last week and used it as a lightmeter, having mislaid my Sekonic. It then promptly ran out of batteries...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,087
Views: 235,937
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Agreed John - a great photo that also shows all...

Agreed John - a great photo that also shows all the characteristics of Leica glass of that period. Gorgeous.
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,425
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What a lovely thing to do. I am not quite at...

What a lovely thing to do. I am not quite at retirement but am selling up to move to somewhere closer to family in the UK, and if and when it happens, after a year of disruptions, I just want to...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,425
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It is a super lens the 15mm Heliar, I use it a...

It is a super lens the 15mm Heliar, I use it a lot more than I thought I would. But I have no idea about the maximum decent ISO of the M240. With EVF you'd just have the lens which is both tiny and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 298
Views: 30,077
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wrestlers, Stowe Landscape Gardens. Leicaflex...

Wrestlers, Stowe Landscape Gardens. Leicaflex SL2, Summilux 80mm f1.4 at about f5.6, Kodak Tmax400 at 200, Perceptol...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,417
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I started with an Intrepid Mark II, and in...

I started with an Intrepid Mark II, and in retrospect, it wasn't the best place to start. There are other options that are reasonable, but what I hated about the Intrepid was its flimsiness and its...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,417
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The whole point of LF is the movements. For all...

The whole point of LF is the movements. For all bar insane levels of enlargement you'll get little extra over medium format, but at vastly increased cost of negatives and development.

You'll learn...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I may not always agree with Ko.Fe, although very...

I may not always agree with Ko.Fe, although very rarely, but the one thing I most enjoy about him is his straight, no bollocks talking.

Developing some rolls yesterday and I kept on thinking to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,742
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I used to do classic motorsport, but found the RF...

I used to do classic motorsport, but found the RF focal lengths too limiting. It really does depend on the shot you are after, but to me either long or macro is SLR territory. Your mileage may well...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,701
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Stunning and highly enjoyable thread, thank you...

Stunning and highly enjoyable thread, thank you very much!
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 14,333
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A good few months without using the pinhole but I...

A good few months without using the pinhole but I had a great day out at Stowe. Temple of the Ancient Virtues.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/ancientvirtues2-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My 3.5F and 2.8F both require some pressure to...

My 3.5F and 2.8F both require some pressure to move both ways. As to direction my 3.5F does require a marginal increase in force to go to lower from higher, the 2.8F shows no perceptible...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,585
Views: 960,103
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What a fun looking thing Vince - could you...

What a fun looking thing Vince - could you explain what it is and how it works, many thanks!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 954
Views: 150,614
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Stowe landscape gardens towards Congreve's...

Stowe landscape gardens towards Congreve's Monument from the Palladian Bridge.

Leicaflex, SL2, 3 Cam Summicron R 35mm f2, Tmax 400 at 200, Perceptol...
Forum: Optics Theory - 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,737,439
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very good Alberti - he has a future! Leicaflex...

Very good Alberti - he has a future!

Leicaflex SL2, Summilux R 80mm f1.4 wide open, with 4 stop ND filter on Tmax at 200 Perceptol 1:2. I've only ever had this flare before when using the ND filter,...
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,512
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Working my way through developing a week's worth...

Working my way through developing a week's worth of busy photography. Two colour 120s and one Tmax 35mm to do, 3 pinholes (no idea about what happened to the 4th!) and one Tmax already done.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,254
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My Rolleiflex 3.5F got looser as the roll...

My Rolleiflex 3.5F got looser as the roll progressed, but loading a roll of Portra 160 into my Zeiss Super Ikonta folder was a royal PITA, the film is just a bit too slippery and too tightly wound....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Spot on - that's very impressive Dourbalister! It...

Spot on - that's very impressive Dourbalister! It is, by far, my favourite radiator grille ever.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
White Ensign, HMS Victory, Portsmouth Historic...

White Ensign, HMS Victory, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Leica M3, Summicron 90mm f2, Lomography 800 at 400

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/whiteensign-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,775
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Mamiya RB67 ProS with 90mm f3.8 lens. Gorgeous...

Mamiya RB67 ProS with 90mm f3.8 lens. Gorgeous viewfinder, love the rotating film back. Heavy but very well balanced in the hand, and close focus a real bonus.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,296
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Most of the cameras I use are without a meter....

Most of the cameras I use are without a meter. Unless I forget it I'll always take and external meter along. Annoyingly I bought two new pairs of varifocals that the salesman persuaded me should have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Another Triumph, pat on the back to who can name...

Another Triumph, pat on the back to who can name it.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/triumphdolly-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 784
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely - of all the square format cameras, a TLR...

Lovely - of all the square format cameras, a TLR is my favourite by miles. Enjoy!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A great solution. I'm up to a mere seven, so not...

A great solution. I'm up to a mere seven, so not quite there on film types, but I still couldn't remember whether I loaded my M3 with colour or B&W!
Forum: Optics Theory - 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,737,439
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Summilux R 80mm f1.4 shot wide open on the...

Summilux R 80mm f1.4 shot wide open on the Leicaflex SL2. Kodak Tmax at box speed in Tmax 1:4. Missile, Explosion Museum. Just the tip in focus, with the smoothest transition to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
20 meters of chain. I wonder what David gets up...

20 meters of chain. I wonder what David gets up to in his spare time!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I just have to ask this. How long a piece of...

I just have to ask this. How long a piece of string....:D
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Mike - seen them and adore them!

Thanks Mike - seen them and adore them!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 265
Views: 24,067
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Mike - thank you so much! Look at that bridge!...

Mike - thank you so much! Look at that bridge! Apart from its significance to the Japanese, it was built at Vickers in Barrow in Furness with late Victorian British technology (no doubt including the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Huss is a good egg, but I was disappointed he...

Huss is a good egg, but I was disappointed he chose grey font when he could have chosen bright pink or perhaps a rainbow!

(just teasin...)

Trialling my new system today. Masking tape on the base...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's a good idea David!

That's a good idea David!
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,775
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Voigtlander Nokton f1.5 LTM. Quite surprised how...

Voigtlander Nokton f1.5 LTM. Quite surprised how reasonable this was from a dealer.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice! It looks lovely, and uncluttered.

Very nice! It looks lovely, and uncluttered.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,396
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Any Leicaphile should be able to recognise an M5...

Any Leicaphile should be able to recognise an M5 owner from the cricked neck!

If I saw one I'd say hi, in the same way I greet people with old cars of the type I have owned. Unless they were...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Perhaps an Advent calendar with a roll of film a...

Perhaps an Advent calendar with a roll of film a day instead of (or in addition to) the sweets. I like that idea.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'd be very wary of putting anything adhesive on...

I'd be very wary of putting anything adhesive on to my original Leica Vulcanite, but for a Zorki, what a good idea!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've pretty much standardised my black and white...

I've pretty much standardised my black and white to TMax 400, but I will shoot that at mostly three speeds - 200, 400-800, and 1600, but I do also use Tmax P3200. Plus of course colour, which again...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,665
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have the penultimate version as a result of...

I have the penultimate version as a result of that thread and I think it is a lovely lens. It is sharp, decently contrasty and with rendering that is actually more attractive than the bokeh on a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Low tack masking tape is what I'd think of here. ...

Low tack masking tape is what I'd think of here. It looks to be the lowest tech with least admin, and on bottom loading Leicas and other rangefinders, perfectly located.

Time to get into the habit!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks also for the computer solutions. Apart...

Thanks also for the computer solutions. Apart from my own technophobia, I think an analogue solution for this one is more in keeping for me!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Oh no...:eek:

Oh no...:eek:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Still a lightweight...

Still a lightweight...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Heretic! Burn him! The embarrassing thing is I...

Heretic! Burn him!

The embarrassing thing is I loaded the two Leicas I'm taking out today only last night, and still forgot.

I've lost count of the 35mm cameras floating around, but I'm glad to say...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I tend to have viewfinders floating around on my...

I tend to have viewfinders floating around on my rangefinders, so that rules out the hotshoe, but tape underneath seems very sensible.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,249
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Keeping track of films in cameras

Once again with my collection of older cameras I find I can't remember which film is loaded in which. Obviously none of them has that little window or the frame at the back for the film...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,396
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have two of the beasties, a 3.5F from 1959...

I have two of the beasties, a 3.5F from 1959 (same age as my M3) and a 2.8F from 1960. The latter, if not in design, looks as though it was made a year ago. I typically take it to things like classic...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,537
Views: 196,574
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My neighbour Scrap with one of his humans. Now...

My neighbour Scrap with one of his humans. Now very deaf, gets upset if he loses eye contact with his humans, but still a raging terror to cats and other dogs.

Leicaflex SL, Summilux R 80mm f1.4...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 169
Views: 5,781
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Really beautiful that shot, and such good value...

Really beautiful that shot, and such good value film for the results it provides.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,396
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Same here, it can be a wonderful thing to chat...

Same here, it can be a wonderful thing to chat about, lots with older punters. But it does sidetrack, although on a long day at say a classic motorsports event, it's quite nice to stop every now and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,795
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I thank you Huss.

I thank you Huss.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 402
Views: 155,654
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had it in my mind it was Ektar, but in post 350...

I had it in my mind it was Ektar, but in post 350 he mentioned it's mostly Fujifilm 160NS. Info is in each photo link.

Really very lovely!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 3,605
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Agreed - shelf life and open bottle ageing are...

Agreed - shelf life and open bottle ageing are vital bits of information. I nearly had two films entirely ruined by almost off developer that was well within its shelf life, photos I'd never be able...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 160
Views: 6,137
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Indeed, although I appear to have ended up with...

Indeed, although I appear to have ended up with considerably older Leica dates than me. It's the story of my life.

Given Leica's long track record of not making much money or even losing it,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,795
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Shot my second roll the other day with a couple...

Shot my second roll the other day with a couple of Portra 800s developed a few days earlier. Lomo 800 is just so much more exciting and vivid. I gave it an extra stop as it tolerates over-exposure...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
There is a guide at West Yorkshire cameras, but...

There is a guide at West Yorkshire cameras, but their website is down for a shop move and maintenance.

Mind you, they mistook a Praktina mount for an Exacta on a lens I bought, but I found it out in...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Mike - that's very kind! - I can live with...

Thanks Mike - that's very kind! - I can live with the cement, HMS Victory floats on steel poles after all.

It's just such a rare thing, and made in Britain originally.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Seconded - a silly little request, but given your...

Seconded - a silly little request, but given your location do you have any photos of the Mikasa pre-dreadnought battleship in Yokosuka Mike? It's the only remaining pre-Dreadnought in the world.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 265
Views: 24,067
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
First world war Gallipoli Monitor, HMS M33 in...

First world war Gallipoli Monitor, HMS M33 in drydock at Portsmouth historic dockyard.

Leica M3, Voigtlander 15mm Superwide Heliar on Lomography 800 (a stunning colour...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 169
Views: 5,781
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Portsmouth Harbour from the walls of 3rd century...

Portsmouth Harbour from the walls of 3rd century Portchester Roman fort. Olympus MjuII with expired C200

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/portchesterharbour-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 169
Views: 5,781
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely Colton!

Lovely Colton!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 160
Views: 6,137
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Made in Germany as a designation means (according...

Made in Germany as a designation means (according to case law) the majority of the production must be German otherwise it is misleading. Components, sub-assemblies etc can come from other countries...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 265
Views: 24,067
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
HMS Queen Elizabeth, Royal Dockyard Portsmouth....

HMS Queen Elizabeth, Royal Dockyard Portsmouth. Leica M3 with V3 Summicron 50mm f2, Lomography 800 at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,031
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Funny that - I was shooting it with my M3 and I...

Funny that - I was shooting it with my M3 and I noticed the difference - to start with different always induces a certain diffidence, especially as the M3 is no slouch in the shutter department. But...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 160
Views: 6,137
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I normally end up with 90 year old men.

I normally end up with 90 year old men.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,165
Views: 418,773
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
HMS Queen Elizabeth, Portsmouth Royal Dockyard....

HMS Queen Elizabeth, Portsmouth Royal Dockyard. Zeiss Super Ikonta 534/16 with Zeiss Tessar 75mm f3.5. TMY400 in Tmax...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
They do, and also internal markings, but the...

They do, and also internal markings, but the problem is in the film advance which is scaled precisely for each frame of old film thickness. As new film and paper backing is thinner, the circumference...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,031
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Pleasingly, every single frame of my M5 reel has...

Pleasingly, every single frame of my M5 reel has come out exquisitely well, as I aimed off a half stop from the meter, and more in obviously very low light. Kodak Tmax400 does have a lot of latitude...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 534/16 frame spacing

This is a gorgeous folder which I occasionally use as a medium format option when overloaded with 35mm kit. The problem though has been the film frame spacing, the advance mechanism perfectly...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What a wonderful project! I shall follow with...

What a wonderful project! I shall follow with enthusiasm.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,171
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'll give that a whirl. I'll run off a length or...

I'll give that a whirl. I'll run off a length or two from the decayed roll of FP4 in the self loader my neighbour gave me. About time I gave that a go too!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,031
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm not savvy but I do have a multimeter and a...

I'm not savvy but I do have a multimeter and a friend who is, so any ideas from anyone gratefully received. The M5 was such a pleasure to use today I'd really love to ensure it's metering...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sounds like your rangefinder needs adjustment,...

Sounds like your rangefinder needs adjustment, but first see the results.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,031
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My newly acquired M5 has a Varta V625U and I have...

My newly acquired M5 has a Varta V625U and I have no idea if the voltage has been adjusted in the camera. But I do know that on replacing them with a Wien cell the resulting meter reading on the same...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 160
Views: 6,137
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Charging what the market will bear. Plus the SL...

Charging what the market will bear. Plus the SL lenses are so huge any buyer would also need a bodybuilding course and plentiful supplies of steroids.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,031
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
S625PX is the silver oxide (1.55v) replacement...

S625PX is the silver oxide (1.55v) replacement for the original 1.35v 625 mercury batteries, googling will reveal other titles.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-14-2019
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Moderately successful Ford GT40. Leicaflex SL2,...

Moderately successful Ford GT40. Leicaflex SL2, Summicron R 35mm f2, Kodak Tmax 400 at 200, Perceptol 1:2

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/fordgt40-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
30,000 rolls would keep a lot of bodies hidden

30,000 rolls would keep a lot of bodies hidden
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-14-2019
Replies: 687
Views: 86,476
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Portsmouth Harbour from the walls of Porchester...

Portsmouth Harbour from the walls of Porchester Castle. Olympus MJUII with expired Fujicolor 200.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/portchesterharbour-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-14-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,584
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A newish car I rather like. Olympus MJUII,...

A newish car I rather like. Olympus MJUII, expired Fujicolor 200.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/mog3wheeler-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,171
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Mine are the same as the one on the right in your...

Mine are the same as the one on the right in your picture Solinar. I generally don't have problems with 120, just once in a blue moon.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The dial is also in DIN with 24 25 26 27. On the...

The dial is also in DIN with 24 25 26 27. On the normally accepted scale that is 200 (24), 250 (25), 320 (26), 400 (27).

Your calculations assume the progression in ISO is arithmetic, when in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-14-2019
Replies: 598
Views: 147,203
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Summer rain, Uxbridge train, fine grain....

Summer rain, Uxbridge train, fine grain. Leicaflex SL2, Summilux R 80mm f.14, Kodak Tmy2 at 200, Perceptol 1:2

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/summerrain-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,171
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Hewes reels arrived, they are lovely but until I...

Hewes reels arrived, they are lovely but until I master loading them in a bag, I suspect I'll end up with other issues. I have a couple of test rolls for this purpose.

However, when I said Paterson...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2019
Replies: 265
Views: 24,067
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
County class destroyer, HMS Antrim passing...

County class destroyer, HMS Antrim passing Plymouth Hoe for Navy Days 1981. Shot on Kodachrome with my trusty Zenit E with Helios 44 f2...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-13-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 33,506
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I really have to second the sentiment, the Fuji X...

I really have to second the sentiment, the Fuji X lenses produce deliciously good images.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-10-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 990
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I fear he stopped a good few years back. I'm sure...

I fear he stopped a good few years back. I'm sure there are others, but given the backlog with Leica repairers (Newton Ellis has had a lens of mine for coming up to 9 months) I suspect the best thing...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-09-2019
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Seconded - very nicely done Larry!

Seconded - very nicely done Larry!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-09-2019
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That was the six used in the Triumph Vitesse -...

That was the six used in the Triumph Vitesse - the version of the Herald with the twin headlamps. I think that was its only deployment.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-09-2019
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Doug, in retrospect there are no...

Thanks Doug, in retrospect there are no Michelotti cars I dislike, and some like the BMW 2002 that are just perfect.

I almost bought a TR4, instead ending up with a Citroen SM. If only I could have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-09-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 990
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A lot more photos under my belt now. The meter is...

A lot more photos under my belt now. The meter is superlative, the mass of the camera has, so far, eliminated any shake at slow shutter speeds, and paired with the 80mm Summilux, is in great balance....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-09-2019
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,575
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Triumph TR4, Pentax 67 Super Takumar 55mm on...

Triumph TR4, Pentax 67 Super Takumar 55mm on Kodak Portra 400

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/tr4portra-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-09-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
American classic, Brooklands 2018 Bronica RF645,...

American classic, Brooklands 2018

Bronica RF645, 65mm Zenzanon f4, Kodak Portra 400. The first photo I scanned from the first batch of colour film I ever...
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