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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,910
Posted By ian_watts
Thanks for the summary. I can guess how some of...

Thanks for the summary. I can guess how some of the posts probably went.:D I think this must be the same poster who has been asking a lot of (half-informed) questions about the M-A and various lenses...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,910
Posted By ian_watts
Why did the original poster have buyer's remorse?...

Why did the original poster have buyer's remorse? What was wrong with the M-A and 50 APO?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-13-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 3,323
Posted By ian_watts
They might do but a drum scanner doesn't help...

They might do but a drum scanner doesn't help institutions like museums and those with libraries of material too extensive for drum scanning to be a practical proposition. The Imacon/Hasselblad...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-10-2019
Replies: 1,348
Views: 200,624
Posted By ian_watts
Aira Force,...

Aira Force, Cumbria.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7886/40220513083_6fbf4b6c18_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24h9Dh8)




https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7854/46461675864_c1993f5c48_b.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-10-2019
Replies: 3,209
Views: 503,180
Posted By ian_watts
Smardale Gill,...

Smardale Gill, Cumbria.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7805/46461672874_d98f3dd006_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dMEdDq)






https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7816/32243459037_4c0522636c_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 4,044
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, I'm not sure the medium is even a factor....

Yes, I'm not sure the medium is even a factor. Gibson's best work is long behind him. It happens with many artists (in all fields) – in fact, I think those who produce as good or better work later in...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-14-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1,011
Posted By ian_watts
My guess is that there won't be any further...

My guess is that there won't be any further issues. Leica has a habit of late in starting various projects, losing enthusiasm along the way and allowing them to wither. The Fotopark photo sharing...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, I've been waiting for those too. I think the...

Yes, I've been waiting for those too. I think the original planned publication date was last March.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-07-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,319
Posted By ian_watts
I think it's worth pointing out that, as far as I...

I think it's worth pointing out that, as far as I can tell, Supersense are not (and will not be) actually making any instant film. It seems they are acquiring the film from a (presumably limited)...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-07-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,319
Posted By ian_watts
I think you might be confusing this company,...

I think you might be confusing this company, Supersense, with the Impossible Project. The latter did indeed acquire the old Polaroid film factory in the Netherlands. This is a new company not related...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-06-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,319
Posted By ian_watts
€11 or so per shot is likely to limit the appeal...

€11 or so per shot is likely to limit the appeal of this film. I can see plenty of value in paying this kind of money (or considerably more) for polaroid in large format but I don't think the print...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,545
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, seems...

Yes, seems (https://www.instagram.com/p/BoJW11glJYU/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link) to be true.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-24-2018
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
I'm not sure I agree – either from a personal...

I'm not sure I agree – either from a personal perspective (though I do find the space taken up by my books increasingly problematic) or as an evaluation of the current state of the book market. As...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-20-2018
Replies: 853
Views: 95,866
Posted By ian_watts
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1900/44433834181_f9...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1900/44433834181_f92ab3b9cc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aGt1Rk)

Leica M 240 and 28mm Summaron-M.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-20-2018
Replies: 853
Views: 95,866
Posted By ian_watts
That has a very relaxing vibe, Lynn, as well as a...

That has a very relaxing vibe, Lynn, as well as a very satisfying composition.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-18-2018
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
I've just received Raymond Meeks' Halfstory...

I've just received Raymond Meeks' Halfstory Halflife which I pre-ordered a few months ago. I've been a big fan of his work (http://www.raymondmeeks.com) for some time but this is the first book of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2018
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,746
Posted By ian_watts
A Small Copper aka American Copper (Lycaena...

A Small Copper aka American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas). M240 and 90 Macro Elmar-M.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1859/44654366061_2886e3e35c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2b2Xii8)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-14-2018
Replies: 562
Views: 100,350
Posted By ian_watts
Thambar-M. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1868/43...

Thambar-M.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1868/43459630114_6f92084d56_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29dnXVu)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-12-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 12,066
Posted By ian_watts
There was information...

There was information (https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/1/16/16896792/kodak-super-8-camera-revival-price-2500-2018-release-date-update-film-footage) about the Super 8 camera made...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2018
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,746
Posted By ian_watts
Pieris rapae....

Pieris rapae. Thambar-M.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1891/44452987571_595545ecce_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aJabuc)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-02-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,984
Posted By ian_watts
Don't get me wrong I liked my M8 cameras when I...

Don't get me wrong I liked my M8 cameras when I had them (and mine were problem free other than the well documented late 2006 green blob recall and inherent IR sensitivity issue) but I'm not sure how...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-23-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 13,776
Posted By ian_watts
M lenses seem to be a mixed bag on the Sony...

M lenses seem to be a mixed bag on the Sony mirrorless cameras. There is no reason to think the new Nikon sensor will be any more compatible with the demands of M lenses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2018
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,746
Posted By ian_watts
Purple Emperor (Apatura...

Purple Emperor (Apatura iris).

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/923/43096252861_b8f3245a76_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28Egywr)

M 240 and 90 Macro Elmar-M.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-14-2018
Replies: 404
Views: 86,802
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, provided an independent technician will work...

Yes, provided an independent technician will work on it. If it has to go to Wetzlar, the repair costs may exceed the value of the camera. With film bodies, the current Wetzlar policy is to insist on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-12-2018
Replies: 382
Views: 39,418
Posted By ian_watts
Green winged orchid, Oxfordshire. M 240 and 90...

Green winged orchid, Oxfordshire. M 240 and 90 Thambar-M.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/826/40162707500_b4acbacb96_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24c3nG9)



Same. Thambar-M on Macro...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,496
Posted By ian_watts
That's interesting. I used to use the M7 with M...

That's interesting. I used to use the M7 with M motor drive and cable release quite a lot in the past for bracketing exposures and I don't remember ever getting a jam (it was more than a decade ago...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-03-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 8,218
Posted By ian_watts
About the same length of time it took Leica to...

About the same length of time it took Leica to service my M-A recently. Probably the same technician does both jobs:D (I was told there is only one person servicing film cameras at Leica now).
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 8,218
Posted By ian_watts
If the rumour turns out to be true, it could...

If the rumour turns out to be true, it could simply mean that the à la carte programme is no longer worth the bother. I don't see that the closing of the programme necessarily means that Leica no...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2018
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,746
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, you can't beat a good film in this strong...

Yes, you can't beat a good film in this strong light.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2018
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,746
Posted By ian_watts
Portra 400 and 28...

Portra 400 and 28 Summaron-M.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/981/41650582902_13fda8f804_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26sw8dj)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-27-2018
Replies: 360
Views: 37,684
Posted By ian_watts
Ilford XP2 (I think) and 28...

Ilford XP2 (I think) and 28 Summaron-M.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4263/35047355943_752c66bd87_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Vp1RTD)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-25-2018
Replies: 211
Views: 26,788
Posted By ian_watts
I've had the lens since it was released and have...

I've had the lens since it was released and have used it almost exclusively since then. Most of the photos in my tumblr and flickr (https://www.flickr.com/groups/summaron_28/pool/ian_watts) feeds...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2018
Replies: 736
Views: 93,707
Posted By ian_watts
Portra 400 and 28...

Portra 400 and 28 Summaron-M.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/844/40956859714_2af5af5b0d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25pdBtG)
Forum: Other RF 04-23-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By ian_watts
You could do worse than give Cameraworks...

You could do worse than give Cameraworks (https://www.cameraworks-uk.com) in Bury a call.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2018
Replies: 336
Views: 39,743
Posted By ian_watts
Some gulls nesting on the cliffs near Portreath...

Some gulls nesting on the cliffs near Portreath in Cornwall. M 240 and 90 Thambar-M.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/871/27596271408_638fd3f4a6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J3A73U)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2018
Replies: 336
Views: 39,743
Posted By ian_watts
Very nice, Lynn. I particularly like the...

Very nice, Lynn. I particularly like the luminosity ("glow') of this photo.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2018
Replies: 1,348
Views: 200,624
Posted By ian_watts
Hanger on Melbury Beacon near Shaftesbury. M 240...

Hanger on Melbury Beacon near Shaftesbury. M 240 and 28 Summaron-M.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/888/41004511042_1d83759d30_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25tqQyj)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2018
Replies: 1,348
Views: 200,624
Posted By ian_watts
M 240 and 50 Summarit. View from Great Western...

M 240 and 50 Summarit. View from Great Western Hospital, Swindon.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4667/26338463718_27ba0e5c82_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G8rvDq)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-02-2018
Replies: 111
Views: 16,582
Posted By ian_watts
A couple with the 28...

A couple with the 28 Summaron-M.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/888/41004511042_1d83759d30_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25tqQyj)





https://farm1.staticflickr.com/863/26175642037_c5d1d04ab1_b.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-22-2018
Replies: 562
Views: 100,350
Posted By ian_watts
Probably 35 Summicron...

Probably 35 Summicron ASPH.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/813/26081526257_efbaceb26a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FJJD6c)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-21-2018
Replies: 562
Views: 100,350
Posted By ian_watts
Recorder practise....

Recorder practise. Thambar-M.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/821/27052327268_4729653cf9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HdwfpE)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-02-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 16,213
Posted By ian_watts
I bought a brand new M 240 only a couple of weeks...

I bought a brand new M 240 only a couple of weeks ago for a good (UK) price. I’d already tried the M10 and had been impressed by its size and viewfinder but the M 240 was nearly half the price of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 7,312
Posted By ian_watts
Maybe you could arrange a firing squad so that...

Maybe you could arrange a firing squad so that more of us could take part?:D
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-01-2018
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
There's a Sally Mann retrospective in Washington...

There's a Sally Mann retrospective in Washington DC this month and a new book, A Thousand Crossings, to accompany it. I only have one Mann book so, at £26, this new book looks like a good option to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-28-2018
Replies: 1,348
Views: 200,624
Posted By ian_watts
Leica 0-serie replica and (I think) AgfaVista...

Leica 0-serie replica and (I think) AgfaVista 200.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4531/38064905334_cbd6df60e8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZZEAch)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-28-2018
Replies: 1,348
Views: 200,624
Posted By ian_watts
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4700/40218380481_d1...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4700/40218380481_d1efcf920d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24gXHk8)

28 Summaron-M and M 240.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By ian_watts
Looks like a more expensive version of LFI or...

Looks like a more expensive version of LFI or Victor magazine (without the camera puff pieces). I'm sure it has high quality production values but I personally can't generate any enthusiasm to spend...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-26-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,768
Posted By ian_watts
I've bought 4 and sold 3 of these lenses:D...

I've bought 4 and sold 3 of these lenses:D (though over a period of around 15 years). I've always thought the 35 Summicron ASPH is an excellent lens but I was forever selling or trading it against...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 7,445
Posted By ian_watts
Personally, I'd like to have the BW400CN C41 B&W...

Personally, I'd like to have the BW400CN C41 B&W film back but I agree that the current hints suggest TMZ is the likely announcement.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,361
Posted By ian_watts
I agree with the desirability of competition but...

I agree with the desirability of competition but I'm not sure Fuji have been much of a brake on Kodak pricing. If anything, Fujifilm have been dragging Kodak prices up. For example, Fuji raised its...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-30-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,290
Posted By ian_watts
I'm not sure how it is possible to get "images"...

I'm not sure how it is possible to get "images" of your own sprocket holes on your film so my (also uneducated) guess is that your film somehow has got messed up with another film in development....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-30-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,925
Posted By ian_watts
I'm already pitching the script to Dreamworks....

I'm already pitching the script to Dreamworks. I've suggested Tom Hanks should play Jeff as the crestfallen 'older' guy and Michael Fassbender to be the sympathetic Zeiss tech over in Germany....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By ian_watts
I'm getting a sense of déjà vu – I'm sure this...

I'm getting a sense of déjà vu – I'm sure this edition was announced a year or so ago because I seem to remember discussing the MR-4 meter and the possibility that Leica might reissue a limited run...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-20-2018
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, it is the 2016 "The Selected Works" (David...

Yes, it is the 2016 "The Selected Works" (David Zwirner) book that I've been referring to. It went out of print last year and the price had been rising accordingly. However, the price today from...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-20-2018
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
Strangely, it now seems to be back in stock again...

Strangely, it now seems to be back in stock again with the usual third party sellers on Amazon (at least it does here in the UK). Book Depository have it for £26. I could swear that wasn't the case...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-20-2018
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
I think the single volume Democratic Forest has...

I think the single volume Democratic Forest has gone out of print and online sellers are asking £150-ish for it. Interestingly, the boxed 10 volume set is still available and usually discounted by...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 3,105
Posted By ian_watts
To me, they are all in the same ballpark. Malcolm...

To me, they are all in the same ballpark. Malcolm Taylor may value his time more highly than the other technicians and charge accordingly. It is good that there is still a choice.

You should ask...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-17-2018
Replies: 387
Views: 45,934
Posted By ian_watts
Michael, your photos are instantly recognisable...

Michael, your photos are instantly recognisable and so consistently good.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 4,272
Posted By ian_watts
There is more than one variable at play between...

There is more than one variable at play between these views so you cannot directly compare the coverage shown between the M9P and M6 with only reference to the magnification. The M9P is thicker and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2018
Replies: 363
Views: 25,529
Posted By ian_watts
I've owned quite a few camera bodies over the...

I've owned quite a few camera bodies over the years but not so many different types. Presumably my favourite cameras are the ones that I now currently own (on the basis that if other models were my...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-15-2018
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
It's early days, as they say, but I'm a teeny bit...

It's early days, as they say, but I'm a teeny bit underwhelmed. The photographs I was already familiar with from other books (for example, there is a selection of about ten from Election Eve in the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-14-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,326
Posted By ian_watts
Interesting. By "regular film scanning mode", do...

Interesting. By "regular film scanning mode", do you mean that you simply took a RAW photo of the film using the digitiser hardware in conjunction with your flash? This technique is presumably open...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-01-2018
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, that's about what I paid (from Books etc, I...

Yes, that's about what I paid (from Books etc, I think). You can now order the book from Amazon US via the amazon.co.uk website for £38 inc. delivery (which seems an odd state of affairs).

I finally...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2018
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,746
Posted By ian_watts
Comma (Polygonia c-album). Portra 400 and 90...

Comma (Polygonia c-album). Portra 400 and 90 Macro Elmar-M.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4586/38120622845_07e0e87c3b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/215Aa52)
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,207
Posted By ian_watts
A great thread, Lynn. Thanks for starting another...

A great thread, Lynn. Thanks for starting another for 2017.

I guess my favourite of 2017 is this one of my daughter.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4335/35749571463_c808602971_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,724
Posted By ian_watts
Presumably the paint that has come off on the end...

Presumably the paint that has come off on the end is from strap wear rather than "damage" as such. As for the dull black finish being underneath the black paint, how can you be sure without removing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-21-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 25,383
Posted By ian_watts
I can add to that too. I have bought three new M...

I can add to that too. I have bought three new M film cameras in the last six years and all of them have required warranty service. The latest is at Wetzlar with no indication of when it will return.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-19-2017
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, probably the same for me. Depending upon how...

Yes, probably the same for me. Depending upon how skint I feel in March* I'll probably get the Flowers book (or both:D). Having now looked at the photographs in these books, I can see that both...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-13-2017
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
I'll probably leave it in the shrink-wrap until...

I'll probably leave it in the shrink-wrap until after Christmas :D (I seem to buy quite a lot of books that I don't read or look at for a few weeks or months).

I recently noticed that Steidl are...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-12-2017
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
Laura Mcphee's River of No Return. Bought it...

Laura Mcphee's River of No Return. Bought it because it looked interesting and was going cheap (£60 RRP but available new for £9). A little repetitive (which I think is part of the point) but some...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-29-2017
Replies: 74
Views: 4,188
Posted By ian_watts
$12,795 / £10,250 / €11,900

$12,795 / £10,250 / €11,900
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2017
Replies: 691
Views: 89,107
Posted By ian_watts
Polly Tea Room, Marlborough. 35 Summilux-M...

Polly Tea Room, Marlborough. 35 Summilux-M ASPH.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/528/32169871012_e5d376bdda_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/R1JZSu)
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-18-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,168
Posted By ian_watts
Struth may sometimes show similar subjects or...

Struth may sometimes show similar subjects or environments to the industrial photographs that you cite but that is about all they have in common. I'm not a great fan of Struth but even I can see he...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-18-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,168
Posted By ian_watts
I find it incredible that you appear to be...

I find it incredible that you appear to be suggesting the only thing separating your work (at least as shown here) and that of Gursky and Struth is that they employ better PR people.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-16-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,341
Posted By ian_watts
I think that's part of the problem – I don't...

I think that's part of the problem – I don't think Zeiss could reintroduce the ZM in 2017 at that price point. Even at that price you are in the territory of a used M7 and above the cost of a good M2...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-14-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,316
Posted By ian_watts
I know that he was an economist with a coffee...

I know that he was an economist with a coffee organisation before becoming a photographer but I have never heard that he was a wedding photographer. My understanding is that he started out shooting...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 4,080
Posted By ian_watts
How about just holding on to the $1800 for...

How about just holding on to the $1800 for another day?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-12-2017
Replies: 269
Views: 34,898
Posted By ian_watts
28 Summaron-M wide-open at F5.6. T-max 400 I...

28 Summaron-M wide-open at F5.6. T-max 400 I think.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4283/35695119192_ffc49b64d9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WofPkw)
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-07-2017
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
In the spirit of adding rather than subtracting I...

In the spirit of adding rather than subtracting I recently bought Morgan Ashcom's What the Living Carry (http://www.mackbooks.co.uk/books/1184-What-the-Living-Carry.html). This is very much of its...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-07-2017
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
I rarely get rid of any books but I might make an...

I rarely get rid of any books but I might make an exception in this case.:D In truth, I don't have unlimited space and have a lot of books that I now wonder why I bought them (many at not...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-06-2017
Replies: 562
Views: 100,350
Posted By ian_watts
28...

28 Summaron-M.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4500/37127170793_f11cd9abaf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YyNson)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2017
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,746
Posted By ian_watts
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4479/37028973184_0d...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4479/37028973184_0dce8f8316_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Yq8aE9)

Kodak Portra 400 and 28 Summaron-M.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2017
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,746
Posted By ian_watts
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4508/37953643626_cd...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4508/37953643626_cdba335d30_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZPQkXY)

Kodak Portra 400 and 28 Summaron-M.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-28-2017
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
Wow, I didn’t know this. I have the original...

Wow, I didn’t know this. I have the original hardback 2004 edition of this book. I was disappointed with it when I bought it and it has been sitting on my bookshelf ever since. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,731
Posted By ian_watts
I don't actually have an opinion on whether it is...

I don't actually have an opinion on whether it is any good – I've never used one and don't particularly like SLRs – I just don't understand what is ludicrous about paying a hundred quid for one.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,731
Posted By ian_watts
I still don't get why it's "ludicrous" or...

I still don't get why it's "ludicrous" or "ridiculous". Maybe the fact it's a more basic model is what makes it more appealing? We are talking about a hundred quid, the price of a couple of Holgas or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,731
Posted By ian_watts
What's ludicrous about it? Presumably the price...

What's ludicrous about it? Presumably the price is a reflection of supply and demand. £100 – the cost of a 20 rolls of Tr-X or a dozen rolls of Portra 400 – for a perfectly capable camera (that...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-18-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,703
Posted By ian_watts
Possibly, but not necessarily for the reason you...

Possibly, but not necessarily for the reason you might be insinuating (new money, collecting mentality, etc.). The hazier, dreamier aesthetic plays more of a role in fine art photography in Japan,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-17-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,703
Posted By ian_watts
Why? It's not as if these lenses are built by a...

Why? It's not as if these lenses are built by a third party or cheaper than "their current lineup". Do you think Leica would rather sell a 90 Summarit than a $6,500 Thambar.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 6,023
Posted By ian_watts
The M6TTL also has TTL flash metering (hence the...

The M6TTL also has TTL flash metering (hence the TTL name). Whilst the metering cells will be distinct within the camera, the circuit boards may well combine functions.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-17-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,703
Posted By ian_watts
The 28 Summaron-M was always listed as a build to...

The 28 Summaron-M was always listed as a build to order lens (10% deposit with authorised dealer) though I obtained mine from stock back in February. It's a real lens (virtually the only lens I have...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-12-2017
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
It's a great book and was a real eye-opener for...

It's a great book and was a real eye-opener for me.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-09-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 45,934
Posted By ian_watts
Another terrific photograph, Michael. Very "Mark...

Another terrific photograph, Michael. Very "Mark Steinmetz", even in colour.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-14-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 4,828
Posted By ian_watts
Your travel photos are always very good, Michael,...

Your travel photos are always very good, Michael, and you have a consistent and recognisable style. Do you find any advantage from the 28mm field of view over your more usual 35mm or did you find...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-14-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 7,187
Posted By ian_watts
Agree with the others. A real positive story and...

Agree with the others. A real positive story and I enjoyed the photographs.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By ian_watts
Schouten have always been a bit ambitious with...

Schouten have always been a bit ambitious with their pricing and they play the long game (set the price and wait for the customer) but I think they are dreaming here. Being based around an M7 I doubt...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-04-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,459
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, I understand that but I would ask why you...

Yes, I understand that but I would ask why you feel that photograph needs an "identifier"? If it's a stock shot it'll presumably have a file name or can be given a catalogue number. If it's a piece...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-03-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,459
Posted By ian_watts
Giving a project a title – even a pretentious one...

Giving a project a title – even a pretentious one – is fine IMO but I dislike titles for individual photographs that go beyond specifying the location and date or the name of the subject. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2017
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,746
Posted By ian_watts
Portra...

Portra 400

http://68.media.tumblr.com/3190079ec173541b5f55bf371f3a4363/tumblr_ovpi6eUwX81r1w4b4o1_1280.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-14-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 4,046
Posted By ian_watts
28/F5.6 Summaron-M. Leica or a friendly dealer...

28/F5.6 Summaron-M. Leica or a friendly dealer might lend you one.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,396
Posted By ian_watts
More Worzel Gummidge than Fukase. And rooks...

More Worzel Gummidge than Fukase. And rooks rather than crows. Ludwell, Dorset. BW400cn.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4289/34929839980_cb0ca7bba8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VdCyum)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-27-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 4,491
Posted By ian_watts
You can't go wrong with the 308. I bought mine...

You can't go wrong with the 308. I bought mine 15-20 years ago and would buy another were I to lose it. It's one of those uncomplicated things that just works. Some people moan that it doesn't have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-07-2017
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,746
Posted By ian_watts
Early Purple Orchid and horses. Hampshire, UK....

Early Purple Orchid and horses. Hampshire, UK. Portra 400 and 28 Summaron-M.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4230/34728717160_11b92490e1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UURKFw)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-07-2017
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,746
Posted By ian_watts
Pewsey Downs, Wiltshire. Portra 400 and 28...

Pewsey Downs, Wiltshire. Portra 400 and 28 Summaron-M.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4224/34745566210_516638b702_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UWm7jo)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2017
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,746
Posted By ian_watts
Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) and Hawthorn...

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) and Hawthorn blossom. Portra 400 and 90 Macro Elmar-M.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/VwnPcp]https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4270/35130659705_cf5d640a1e_b.jpg[/url
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-06-2017
Replies: 382
Views: 39,418
Posted By ian_watts
Early Purple Orchid (Orchis mascula). Hampshire,...

Early Purple Orchid (Orchis mascula). Hampshire, England.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4226/35002107101_030aeed753_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Vk1WZc)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-04-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 2,836
Posted By ian_watts
I think you are misunderstanding the sense of the...

I think you are misunderstanding the sense of the word investment in this case. There is a big difference between making an investment in tools (making a capital outlay with the intention of becoming...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2017
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,746
Posted By ian_watts
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3940/33201539543_b2c...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3940/33201539543_b2c7a64f1e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SzUyYX)

Portra 400. 28 Summaron-M.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-24-2017
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
Looks like publication has been put back a few...

Looks like publication has been put back a few months. Amazon now suggesting the end of July. Annoying but good things come to those who wait and all that..:D
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-05-2017
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, likewise. I think Election Eve is possibly...

Yes, likewise. I think Election Eve is possibly the high point of Eggleston's career.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2017
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,886,819
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, both good books. If you like looking at...

Yes, both good books. If you like looking at contact sheets you'll also like the Robert Frank Looking In (extended edition) which shows the contact sheets for all the photos chosen for The Americans.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-03-2017
Replies: 562
Views: 100,350
Posted By ian_watts
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3710/33633229881_11d...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3710/33633229881_11dd1cbf92_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Tf46tP)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-31-2017
Replies: 382
Views: 39,418
Posted By ian_watts
Crocuses at Bateman's (formerly Rudyard Kipling's...

Crocuses at Bateman's (formerly Rudyard Kipling's house) in Sussex.
28 Summaron-M, Portra 400.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2911/33716073716_fda0dc8b10_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TnnG4N)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,337
Posted By ian_watts
Irrespective of the client being a friend, are...

Irrespective of the client being a friend, are you being paid (properly) or doing it as a favour? If the latter, I think you should do the wedding exactly as you feel comfortable doing and that might...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-07-2017
Replies: 1,348
Views: 200,624
Posted By ian_watts
Same woods, film and lens as...

Same woods, film and lens as above.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3921/32991650232_334acf58c1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SgmQcJ)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-07-2017
Replies: 1,348
Views: 200,624
Posted By ian_watts
Outlying part of Epping Forest. Ilford XP2, 28...

Outlying part of Epping Forest.
Ilford XP2, 28 Summaron-M

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3885/33261537776_b98276aa3c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SFd5nf)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-04-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 20,441
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, it really depends upon the camera. AF film...

Yes, it really depends upon the camera. AF film bodies, apart from the F6, do seem to be absurdly cheap but Hasselblad V cameras and, to a lesser extent, Leica M do seem have increased in price in...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-01-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 14,155
Posted By ian_watts
I bought my wife a T3 back in the day when they...

I bought my wife a T3 back in the day when they were about £400 new (from Hong Kong grey market dealers and when the £:$ exchange rate was more favourable:D). I also had a black (well, dark grey) one...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-27-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 23,364
Posted By ian_watts
It doesn't even need to be improved. A...

It doesn't even need to be improved. A reintroduction of the 5000 with software that works with current operating systems would be a popular product.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,482
Posted By ian_watts
The best answer yet!:D

The best answer yet!:D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 25,383
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, that would be my choice of a la carte too if...

Yes, that would be my choice of a la carte too if I ever went that way. Not sure you can really get two genuine black paint M4 bodies for that kind of money though. Plenty of repaint jobs around but...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-08-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 12,204
Posted By ian_watts
I think the Bessa is already "dead". Haven't...

I think the Bessa is already "dead". Haven't Cosina already announced the discontinuation of all their RF cameras?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 4,274
Posted By ian_watts
That's the colour of the light where I live. :-)

That's the colour of the light where I live. :-)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 4,274
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, I bought one a couple of weeks ago. I tried...

Yes, I bought one a couple of weeks ago. I tried it out a couple of times late last year and was very impressed by the combination of sharpness, contrast (not too high but more than sufficient) and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,654
Posted By ian_watts
Forgot to mention the Leica M8.2. That had a very...

Forgot to mention the Leica M8.2. That had a very glossy black paint that was similar to the MP paint and not like the harder wearing, more matte "paint" used on the M9 and M240.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,654
Posted By ian_watts
The 0-serie replica of 2001 has some of the...

The 0-serie replica of 2001 has some of the glossiest (and most evenly applied) black paint I've ever seen on a Leica. A very high quality job.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-03-2017
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
After a period of buying fewer photo books than...

After a period of buying fewer photo books than normal (instead I have been buying books on other interests in art and nature) I have more recently made a number of additions to my photo book...
Forum: Other RF 01-31-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 3,467
Posted By ian_watts
Pretty?, more like pretty naff IMO.:D Even...

Pretty?, more like pretty naff IMO.:D Even leaving aside the ugly witness logotype plastered all over it, the camera looks a little crudely put together (look at the knurling on the film wind-on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2017
Replies: 1,203
Views: 341,893
Posted By ian_watts
Tumulus (and sheep) in west...

Tumulus (and sheep) in west Dorset.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/652/32410095881_bb15d3c158_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RnYdmz)



View from a train window somewhere near...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-28-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 55,038
Posted By ian_watts
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/292/32532639415_fd61...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/292/32532639415_fd611eb004_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RyNhh8)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,081
Posted By ian_watts
Again, it's a perspective effect. The collar is...

Again, it's a perspective effect. The collar is partially hidden on the left as more of the lever comes into view (looked at from slightly underneath). Do you seriously think the advance lever is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,081
Posted By ian_watts
That's just a perspective effect – the lever is...

That's just a perspective effect – the lever is going away from the viewpoint of the camera taking the photo (assuming that these originate as photographs of actual cameras and are not CGI mockups)....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,081
Posted By ian_watts
My black M-A has the 'screw' type lens release.

My black M-A has the 'screw' type lens release.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2017
Replies: 1,203
Views: 341,893
Posted By ian_watts
Thanks Simon.

Thanks Simon.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2017
Replies: 1,203
Views: 341,893
Posted By ian_watts
Hell Bottom near Portesham, Dorset on one of...

Hell Bottom near Portesham, Dorset on one of those beautiful crisp winter days when the sun never gets high in the sky, there's ice in lurking in the tractor ruts, yet it feels warm enough to be in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-04-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 11,482
Posted By ian_watts
18th January.

18th January.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2017
Replies: 87
Views: 5,002
Posted By ian_watts
What a good idea for a thread – always...

What a good idea for a thread – always interesting to see photographs that mean something to people as opposed to photographs that might have been judged the "best" in some way. Robert's photograph...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-10-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 6,927
Posted By ian_watts
https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8074/8302715607_1414...

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8074/8302715607_1414a02096_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dDFA66)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-10-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 6,927
Posted By ian_watts
https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7466/15411561263_07e...

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7466/15411561263_07eae45df9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ptShev)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-08-2016
Replies: 1,025
Views: 158,567
Posted By ian_watts
Bronkham Hill, Dorset T-max...

Bronkham Hill, Dorset
T-max 100

https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5691/31340194351_f630dcc3b4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PKqFUt)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2016
Replies: 540
Views: 50,901
Posted By ian_watts
Both probably 35 Summicron...

Both probably 35 Summicron ASPH.

http://66.media.tumblr.com/8d4bac93b090f88ece93d131f94e0cad/tumblr_o7e8suSYam1r1w4b4o1_1280.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-18-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 26,788
Posted By ian_watts
The Elmarit ASPH, whilst one of the lower cost...

The Elmarit ASPH, whilst one of the lower cost lenses (and initially marketed with the M8 as a more affordable "35"), has never been part of the Summarit lens group. The Summarits use common...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2016
Replies: 1,203
Views: 341,893
Posted By ian_watts
35 Summicron ASPH, T-max 100 (I...

35 Summicron ASPH, T-max 100 (I think)

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8869/28941486755_4037e9b551_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/L6sFGX)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-18-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 9,356
Posted By ian_watts
How would you know? The accounts are no longer...

How would you know? The accounts are no longer public and I doubt you are privy to anything on the inside.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-05-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 5,157
Posted By ian_watts
This aggression will not stand, man.

This aggression will not stand, man.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-28-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,733
Posted By ian_watts
There was a nice exhibition of his work last year...

There was a nice exhibition of his work last year in the City Leica shop in the Royal Exchange. A rather untimely death as his reputation seemed to gaining quite a bit of momentum in recent years.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-21-2016
Replies: 360
Views: 37,684
Posted By ian_watts
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8856/17903496464_678...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8856/17903496464_678681e6e7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/th56Kw)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-21-2016
Replies: 360
Views: 37,684
Posted By ian_watts
https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8869/28941486755_403...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8869/28941486755_4037e9b551_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/L6sFGX)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-21-2016
Replies: 1,025
Views: 158,567
Posted By ian_watts
River Stort near Roydon...

River Stort near Roydon lock
http://66.media.tumblr.com/1a4a90df6f67009019074b2980e2c1f2/tumblr_oa9aneA5Wq1r1w4b4o1_1280.jpg



In the same location as...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-03-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,439
Posted By ian_watts
Nikon F6 and the 24/f1.4 AFS-G if you like...

Nikon F6 and the 24/f1.4 AFS-G if you like SLR.

My personal choice: Leica M(4/5/6/7/-A/P) and 24 Elmarit ASPH.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By ian_watts
Not necessarily. There are many top rank...

Not necessarily. There are many top rank photographers who have worked successfully in more than one 'genre': off the top of my head, Nadav Kander, Emmet Gowin, Salgado, Sally Mann, Eggleston, Pentti...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-29-2016
Replies: 382
Views: 39,418
Posted By ian_watts
Kidney Vetch. 90 Macro-Elmar-M, Velvia...

Kidney Vetch. 90 Macro-Elmar-M, Velvia 100

http://www.ianwatts.co.uk/stuff/M0000597-w.jpg


Thrift. 90 Macro-Elmar-M, Portra 160
http://www.ianwatts.co.uk/stuff/M0000560-w.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-29-2016
Replies: 382
Views: 39,418
Posted By ian_watts
Cowslip. 90 Macro-Elmar-M, T-max...

Cowslip. 90 Macro-Elmar-M, T-max 100

http://66.media.tumblr.com/94404de4826d4cdadedb7eceb395a74d/tumblr_o97zgaAjxD1r1w4b4o1_1280.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-26-2016
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,886,819
Posted By ian_watts
It's an MP Classic – a special edition...

It's an MP Classic – a special edition commissioned by Schmidt for the Asian market in around 2005. It is meterless, like the M-A. It also has the exact same frame-lines as the M-A. It's a terrific...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,563
Posted By ian_watts
I'm not sure a straight re-run will fly...

I'm not sure a straight re-run will fly politically but a way out of this dire situation would be for an explicit mandate to be sought for how the UK should handle the situation going forward. This...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,563
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, you might find it funny but there is nothing...

Yes, you might find it funny but there is nothing ironic or inconsistent in my point nor is it an example of double standards. Johnson and Farage have indeed behaved despicably and are IMO an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,563
Posted By ian_watts
Small comfort I know but I don't think there is...

Small comfort I know but I don't think there is any question of anyone currently living here facing deportation at any point.

This referendum has been an absolute shambles from beginning to end. It...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,563
Posted By ian_watts
I think you have to have a heart before you need...

I think you have to have a heart before you need to worry about its failure. You seem to be a right little ray of sunshine with your incessant whinging, breathtaking sense of entitlement and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-21-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,020
Posted By ian_watts
The quoted rental charge of $1750 for the day and...

The quoted rental charge of $1750 for the day and $125 per polaroid seems quite reasonable if you view the exercise as a kind of once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (clearly Polaroid won't be making any...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-20-2016
Replies: 1,025
Views: 158,567
Posted By ian_watts
Ancient pollard in...

Ancient pollard in Essex

http://www.ianwatts.co.uk/stuff/M0000655b-w.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2016
Replies: 1,203
Views: 341,893
Posted By ian_watts
35 Summicron ASPH, Neopan 400 CN (the C41...

35 Summicron ASPH, Neopan 400 CN (the C41 stuff)

http://66.media.tumblr.com/4ad429a8681aa3961565089987206ff3/tumblr_o8ikktz2Mm1r1w4b4o1_r3_1280.jpg
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-13-2016
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
The Guide, as mentioned, is a classic. I also...

The Guide, as mentioned, is a classic. I also rather like the small format From Black and White to Colour – it's a rather nice book to flick through. However, the best single volume I have is...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-13-2016
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,500
Posted By ian_watts
I've spent some time looking at the set and think...

I've spent some time looking at the set and think some of the volumes are much stronger than others, so much so that I have held off buying the set (I have both Chromes and Los Alamos Revisited so my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 2,888
Posted By ian_watts
There seems to be less love for the M7 in the UK....

There seems to be less love for the M7 in the UK. A fine condition M6 is £850 or more, M6TTL £950, M7 £1100 or lower. I've seen dealers ask £1250 to £1500 for the M7 but these are generally...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 2,888
Posted By ian_watts
In truth there's quite a hefty depreciation (from...

In truth there's quite a hefty depreciation (from new) for both cameras nowadays but the M7 has taken a real nose dive. In fact, a fine condition M7 is now often in the same price ballpark as a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 2,888
Posted By ian_watts
Leica would never sell enough of a re-engineered...

Leica would never sell enough of a re-engineered M7 to justify the exercise. How many people are not buying a new M7 at £3500 because it lacks a copal shutter? You only have to compare the price of a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2016
Replies: 1,203
Views: 341,893
Posted By ian_watts
A couple more (Dorset) landscapes with the 35...

A couple more (Dorset) landscapes with the 35 Summicron ASPH....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-17-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 5,921
Posted By ian_watts
I used Leica RF cameras exclusively for many...

I used Leica RF cameras exclusively for many years but have, in the last couple of years, switched to a DSLR for all paid work. Whilst I didn't have any problems using the Leica RF for the type of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2016
Replies: 1,203
Views: 341,893
Posted By ian_watts
One of my favourite threads and a lens (ASPH...

One of my favourite threads and a lens (ASPH version) that is pretty much the only one I use...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-06-2016
Replies: 232
Views: 49,078
Posted By ian_watts
Not sure XP2 on a rainy day is the hardest "guess...

Not sure XP2 on a rainy day is the hardest "guess the exposure" challenge. :) I think you have to use Velvia (or, if it must be neg film, Ektar 100) to really earn your spurs.:D
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-30-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,936
Posted By ian_watts
As a rule, I dislike captions that go beyond the...

As a rule, I dislike captions that go beyond the descriptive. Particularly so, when it is an attempt to be humorous.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-27-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,421
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, it would be reassuring if Cosina resumed...

Yes, it would be reassuring if Cosina resumed Bessa RF camera production but, in truth, I (and I dare say many others) wouldn't likely ever buy one when there are so many good deals on used Leica...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-27-2016
Replies: 387
Views: 45,934
Posted By ian_watts
Interesting film (which i hadn't previously heard...

Interesting film (which i hadn't previously heard of). It has perhaps a "Kodak Gold" type palette that I wouldn't normally find myself drawn to but the colour works wonderfully in many of these...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-27-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 3,801
Posted By ian_watts
Impressive photograph and demonstration of the...

Impressive photograph and demonstration of the point that all good photos are about what the lens is pointing at: the subject, composition and the light. Differences in lens renderings – bokeh and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-27-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 3,801
Posted By ian_watts
Aren't all RF lenses "walking around"...

Aren't all RF lenses "walking around" lenses?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-07-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By ian_watts
Bit of an old one (my daughter is nearly 8...

Bit of an old one (my daughter is nearly 8 now).

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/7427330710_2d24d1e265_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/cjk1E3)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 3,939
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, I doubt whether there are any minilabs...

Yes, I doubt whether there are any minilabs operating today using any kind of optical-through-the-neg print method. If I recall correctly, that method seemed to disappear towards the end of the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-05-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 9,907
Posted By ian_watts
M7...........................

M7...........................
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2016
Replies: 768
Views: 329,272
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, it was being flown by the BBMF at the time...

Yes, it was being flown by the BBMF at the time (it had stopped over at my local airfield, a former RAF station). The following photo shows it about to take off as part of a formation of six (P7350,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2016
Replies: 768
Views: 329,272
Posted By ian_watts
P7350, apparently the oldest airworthy and only...

P7350, apparently the oldest airworthy and only flying example of a spitfire that actually flew in the Battle of Britain.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/525/19631513810_014775599a_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 21,681
Posted By ian_watts
Thanks for the update, William. Good that...

Thanks for the update, William. Good that everyone is now happy.:)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-25-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 6,456
Posted By ian_watts
I rather doubt it is quite as few as that (I have...

I rather doubt it is quite as few as that (I have two of them myself:D).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-25-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 21,681
Posted By ian_watts
William (if you pick up on this thread from last...

William (if you pick up on this thread from last summer), did you ever get your light-leaking M-A resolved? My replacement has been 100% free of the problem and the film spacing is perfectly normal...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,185
Posted By ian_watts
Prokudin-Gorskii, presumably? A remarkable record...

Prokudin-Gorskii, presumably? A remarkable record both because of the photos being in colour and irrespective of that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2016
Replies: 434
Views: 26,103
Posted By ian_watts
Terrific thread, Lynn. Even more enjoyable...

Terrific thread, Lynn. Even more enjoyable knowing that, given where you live, "the last days of summer" for you must mean the first days of summer for me (though I think it'll be another month...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-11-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 8,119
Posted By ian_watts
I think that's right. The photo book is IMO the...

I think that's right. The photo book is IMO the most important form of expression in photography and, as far as I'm concerned, The Americans is the finest (and most important) example of the genre.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-09-2016
Replies: 556
Views: 52,498
Posted By ian_watts
Thanks Lynn.

Thanks Lynn.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-08-2016
Replies: 556
Views: 52,498
Posted By ian_watts
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/643/21669910618_1d9...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/643/21669910618_1d928def7b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/z1TXsA)


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5821/22020843232_598f774e79_o.jpg...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-08-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 25,567
Posted By ian_watts
Manual shutter recock would be nice but I'm not...

Manual shutter recock would be nice but I'm not sure the shutter motor is a significant drain on the battery and it is incredibly unlikely that Leica will want to (or be able to) redesign the body to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,941
Posted By ian_watts
David Alan Harvey reputedly used only a 35...

David Alan Harvey reputedly used only a 35 Summilux for most of his formative work. As far as I know Alex Webb was also a 35 man (Summicron I think) for much of his famous 1970s work. Jeff...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,967
Posted By ian_watts
Which winder are we discussing here: the rewind...

Which winder are we discussing here: the rewind knob or the shutter recock/film wind-on lever? If the latter, I marginally prefer the hinged M4/M6/M7 variety. If the former, I prefer the slanted...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 6,912
Posted By ian_watts
There are certainly weird 'outlier' prices to be...

There are certainly weird 'outlier' prices to be found for some films – especially if buying single rolls (for example, I'm sure I've seen Kodak Gold for more than a tenner) – but, if you shop...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-22-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 4,094
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, my M9-P had a sensor replaced in early 2013...

Yes, my M9-P had a sensor replaced in early 2013 (sensor cover crack not corrosion) and Leica politely informed me that they were unable to replace it with the same 'vulcanite' style cover that it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2016
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,886,819
Posted By ian_watts
That's interesting, I didn't know that the black...

That's interesting, I didn't know that the black chrome version (https://uk.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/Technical-Equipment/Film-Advance/Leicavit-M) was still in the catalogue. When I sold...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2016
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,886,819
Posted By ian_watts
That's interesting: I'd totally forgotten that I...

That's interesting: I'd totally forgotten that I once received a black chrome leicavit free with the purchase of an M7 around 2005 (it was a promotion run by Leica UK back in the day when a brand new...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-16-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 500,513
Posted By ian_watts
Bronkham Hill, Dorset 35 Summicron ASPH,...

Bronkham Hill, Dorset
35 Summicron ASPH, tmax-100

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1663/24925742841_ce365c381a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DYAWWV)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-16-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,252
Posted By ian_watts
I doubt anyone here is privy to the financial...

I doubt anyone here is privy to the financial health of the cooperative but Magnum's diversification into workshops and online print sales (and running them more frequently than might otherwise seem...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-14-2016
Replies: 1,025
Views: 158,567
Posted By ian_watts
Old pollarded tree,...

Old pollarded tree, Essex
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1552/24729109690_71c1055bfd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DFe9Lb)


Sheep and tumulus,...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-10-2016
Replies: 5,573
Views: 856,186
Posted By ian_watts
Yes, the human presence really makes the shot....

Yes, the human presence really makes the shot. Terrific photograph.
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