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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,293
Posted By Malcolm M
I can reply with some authority on this subject,...

I can reply with some authority on this subject, as I have one of each. And the answer is… if you think so. Or more appropriately, if you spouse/ bank manager/ psychiatrist thinks so. If the priority...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By Malcolm M
Wow! Lots of stuff to drool over there. Has...

Wow! Lots of stuff to drool over there. Has anyone X-rayed this…
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/72009812_rolleicord-vb
…just in case it’s a brick in a cardboard box?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By Malcolm M
Here’s half an answer to your question. The...

Here’s half an answer to your question. The focussing mount on my Hektor measures 92.87 mm flange-to-flange at infinity, 99.31 mm at 10 ft and 107.48 mm at 5 ft, with a 317˚ rotation. If anyone can...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By Malcolm M
ZOOAN Question

Recently purchased a ZOOAN (focussing mount for 13.5cm Hektor lens head on PLOOT/Visoflex 1) but it doesn’t focus further than about 1.5 m. Reason is, the combined Visoflex/ZOOAN is about 15 mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2019
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,694
Posted By Malcolm M
John Garrett, The Art of Black & White...

John Garrett, The Art of Black & White Photography, £2 from charity shop. Alessandro Pasi, Leica, Witness to a Century, £2 from church book sale. Riddled with factual errors, garbled technical...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-01-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 28,564
Posted By Malcolm M
Thanks Doug- I've added it to my lens list.

Thanks Doug- I've added it to my lens list.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2019
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,694
Posted By Malcolm M
Kenro 103 trodpipe. The search for a useable,...

Kenro 103 trodpipe. The search for a useable, dedicated, ‘pod for the Leicas. The P & T head on my Manfrotto tilts anticlockwise, which is what you want if you’re right-eyed and using an SLR, but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,060
Posted By Malcolm M
“Just hold a Pentax” as the adverts used to say. ...

“Just hold a Pentax” as the adverts used to say. Still remember handling one for the first time, all those decades ago. What’s wrong with self-timers? No-one will force you to use it, and at least...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Malcolm M
These people claim to be the world's only...

These people claim to be the world's only manufacturer of flash bulbs.
http://www.meggaflash.com/
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-04-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,166
Posted By Malcolm M
This is desperately sad news. I have several of...

This is desperately sad news. I have several of his books, and they are invariably well written and chock full of sage advice. He will be much missed.

Lives are measured not in length, but in the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-01-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 908
Posted By Malcolm M
Second, as usual you are correct, working with...

Second, as usual you are correct, working with the NOOKY attachment is a chore. It's best used in full daylight @ f/8 or f/11.

You're not wrong there. I bought one a couple of weeks ago, and it's...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-14-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 28,564
Posted By Malcolm M
Can we add Leica LTM Telyt 280mm f4.8? I realise...

Can we add Leica LTM Telyt 280mm f4.8? I realise that using it requires a Visoflex, turning your rangefinder into an SLR, which probably offends the fundamentalists, but I’ll risk the consequences.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-31-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Malcolm M
Get a job in a lab, then you have a choice of...

Get a job in a lab, then you have a choice of several UKAS certified thermometers accurate to 0.1C to check against. My thermometer is spot on.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Malcolm M
I had IIIa & Telyt ready and waiting, and got...

I had IIIa & Telyt ready and waiting, and got nothing but fog (not the sort when you accidentally open a camera with a film in it).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-24-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Malcolm M
Jack the Hat sells a 3/8 to 1/4 adapter, but it...

Jack the Hat sells a 3/8 to 1/4 adapter, but it doesn't screw tight into the baseplate (of a IIIf, anyway). It does work if left on a dedicated quick release platform.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-15-2019
Replies: 319
Views: 14,146
Posted By Malcolm M
From the archives. Spotmatic days. 28mm f3.5,...

From the archives. Spotmatic days. 28mm f3.5, 55mm f2, 135mm f3.5.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,003
Posted By Malcolm M
Use an SLR, ideally with a nice bright viewfinder...

Use an SLR, ideally with a nice bright viewfinder and wide aperture lens. Then you can see immediately and obviously whether any part of the image is in focus or not. Rangefinders are basically hard...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,523
Posted By Malcolm M
Similar faults have happened with both my F2s....

Similar faults have happened with both my F2s. One was not repairable. One was just a snarl-up with the self-timer (which is supposed to give shutter times down to 10 secs in combination with the B...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-13-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,113
Posted By Malcolm M
Wow, three nominations in the same week! I’ll be...

Wow, three nominations in the same week! I’ll be getting ideas above my station. These were most of the pictures from two rolls of FP4 not ruined by light leaks...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-05-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By Malcolm M
Leica IIIf Light Leaks

Can anybody offer any explanation for the attached light leaks apart from pinholes in the shutter? The odd thing is, it’s been back to the camera hospital twice, including, reportedly, new blinds. I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-25-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By Malcolm M
Having seen the photo of two consecutive...

Having seen the photo of two consecutive negatives, I stand even more strongly by my original diagnosis. The fogging is in exactly the same place (just clipping the 1st sprocket hole) on both. The...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By Malcolm M
If it's always in the same place on the negs, it...

If it's always in the same place on the negs, it must be happening in camera. It it's affecting the areas outside the image, then it's presumably not during exposure. Could it be fogged leaving the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-22-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,673
Posted By Malcolm M
Guth- just click on... Show/Hide Photo Detail...

Guth- just click on...

Show/Hide Photo Detail Editor

below the image.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,735
Posted By Malcolm M
As best as I can calculate, my beard was 40 years...

As best as I can calculate, my beard was 40 years old last Sunday.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-21-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By Malcolm M
The reason why FSU lenses might not focus...

The reason why FSU lenses might not focus properly on Leicas and Leica copies…
From the formula for those thin lenses of negligible cross section, so beloved of O Level physics examiners, 1/f=1/u+1/v...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-17-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By Malcolm M
You’re braver than I am if you’re prepared to fix...

You’re braver than I am if you’re prepared to fix your own Leica.
If you find can’t live with the VIDOM (I find it awkward with stationary subjects, and impossible with anything moving) the similar,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By Malcolm M
WARNING! Do not check web adverts, go to camera...

WARNING! Do not check web adverts, go to camera fairs or look in second hand windows of camera shops. Once bitten by the Leica bug, bankruptcy looms!
The shutter fault is extremely common. 3 of my 4...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-07-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Malcolm M
Granted, Roger, given that using a Visoflex is...

Granted, Roger, given that using a Visoflex is tantamount to Purgatory.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-06-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Malcolm M
This is RANGEFINDER forum. Any document copying...

This is RANGEFINDER forum. Any document copying to be done with BOOWU stand and Leica!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-30-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By Malcolm M
Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but it...

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but it sounds like very much the same problem as happened to my F3 a few years ago. It wasn’t repairable- the parts are no longer obtainable.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Malcolm M
Bradford Camera Exchange...

Bradford Camera Exchange (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=281339) do dev & 6 megapixel CD for £5, but I don't know about mail order.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 17,668
Posted By Malcolm M
If anyone is interested, Bradford Camera Exchange...

If anyone is interested, Bradford Camera Exchange have one in the window, at a fairly pricey £849. On the upside, it looks immaculate. Even the original box looks to be in mint condition.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-23-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By Malcolm M
I can only offer my commiserations. I’ll keep an...

I can only offer my commiserations. I’ll keep an eye on this thread to see if anyone has an answer. Both my IIIa and IIIb show similar light leaks, although at picture top, (i.e. camera bottom) which...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By Malcolm M
Maybe it was a confusion over units, á là Spinal...

Maybe it was a confusion over units, á là Spinal Tap. Where can you get film for it?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,199
Posted By Malcolm M
So how does Earhart's camera end up in the hands...

So how does Earhart's camera end up in the hands of a semi-literate? Does he also need a hand moving a Nigerian prince's money out of the country?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By Malcolm M
The test exposure against a white wall is the way...

The test exposure against a white wall is the way to go, but you want minimum aperture. At maximum any vignetting may be blurred out by shallow depth of field.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,242
Posted By Malcolm M
Make sure you have a list of serial numbers. Then...

Make sure you have a list of serial numbers. Then if you are burgled, they might turn up in a local camera or second-hand dealer, or these days, on eBay. If they are daft enough to have accepted a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,023
Posted By Malcolm M
I printed and laminated a small card with EV...

I printed and laminated a small card with EV values of the weird and wonderful shutter/aperture combinations of the IIIb/Summar. Extract below (lose formatting on whole...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,567
Posted By Malcolm M
Copy FOOKH lens hoods for 35mm Summaron....

Copy FOOKH lens hoods for 35mm Summaron. Originals in top condition are around £100. I couldn't find any copies on the internet. Try also LTM body and rear lens caps.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-13-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By Malcolm M
If it's a 46 mm hood, try Jack the Hat...

If it's a 46 mm hood, try Jack the Hat
https://www.jackthehat.co.uk/46mm-lens-hood-metal-screw-type-anti-reflective-p-290.html
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-09-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,613
Posted By Malcolm M
I'm with lynnb, and others who use a card. Old...

I'm with lynnb, and others who use a card. Old railway tickets (in GB, anyway- other countries may have different shapes and sizes) work perfectly. No need at all to reshape the film leader.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 10-03-2017
Replies: 112
Views: 43,224
Posted By Malcolm M
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showph...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=270392
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=270391
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,560
Posted By Malcolm M
Never used a ‘blad, and don’t get the S2a out as...

Never used a ‘blad, and don’t get the S2a out as much as I should. Downsides of the Bronnie- the focussing screen is mushy (and as all lenses share a common helicoid, calibrated for standard lenses...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By Malcolm M
Is it on the negatives, or just the scans? If on...

Is it on the negatives, or just the scans? If on the negs, it's a classic "hair in the gate." I don't know what one calls the equivalent in a scanner.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-30-2017
Replies: 314
Views: 86,053
Posted By Malcolm M
Cheap (£50) scanner from Maplin- quite adequate...

Cheap (£50) scanner from Maplin- quite adequate for websites or emails. The wall of shame I print properly.
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