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Forum: Photography General Interest 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 128
Views: 6,371
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Another great one...

Another great one Lynn!

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,279
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It may just be me but I wonder if the film is...

It may just be me but I wonder if the film is just off the focal plane.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,343
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I just call myself a keen amateur photographer if...

I just call myself a keen amateur photographer if asked. I have earned precisely two medium sized cornish pasties when I gave this print to the owner of the pasty shop in Plymouth whose little dog...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,368
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A seller avoiding contact always gets my hackles...

A seller avoiding contact always gets my hackles up. I've only ever been scammed once on Ebay (and got my money back from Ebay) when someone selling an Alpina steering wheel in Germany told me he'd...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Last year my neighbour gave me his self loader...

Last year my neighbour gave me his self loader that had a roll of Ilford FP4+ still inside. The receipt for the film dated it 1994. His loader was kept in his largely uninsulated loft and would have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2,758
Views: 812,814
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I fell in love with it when I saw this one in the...

I fell in love with it when I saw this one in the Leica Store in Wetzlar last summer, looked through that magnificent viewfinder and since then I've hardly put it down.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Great idea and thanks for posting!

Great idea and thanks for posting!
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 128
Views: 6,371
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
One of Plymouth's lungs now shut down....

One of Plymouth's lungs now shut down.

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2,758
Views: 812,814
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The SLRs I use the...

The SLRs I use the most

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 307
Views: 45,667
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
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Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My Ilford HP5 box says store below 20c. My Fuji...

My Ilford HP5 box says store below 20c. My Fuji Pro400H datasheet says below 10C for long term storage, short term is fine in dark place avoiding higher temperatures.

Other films may or may not say...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Now that is a fun...

Now that is a fun thing!

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Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,444
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Exactly. My local film camera dealer must get...

Exactly. My local film camera dealer must get about 3 in a week (60+ demographic) from people looking to sell, of which 2 have a terminal case of Canon cough and the other has fungus. They all quote...
Forum: RFF News 6 Days Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 3,038
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've added a diet to my list of things. Nothing...

I've added a diet to my list of things. Nothing serious, but if I'm only going out once a day for exercise (no hardship in the current sunshine) and somewhat bored, better to fight the temptation to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 846
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have a 2.8F, a 3.5F and used to have a...

I have a 2.8F, a 3.5F and used to have a Rolleicord Va and frankly I'd go for the latter - it's light, more compact, has a beautiful lens, is exquisitely made and has no Rollei premium.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I was due to visit the exhibition next week. Hey...

I was due to visit the exhibition next week.

Hey ho!
Forum: Fuji X Series 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 2,005
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I can't answer about the XT3, but the XH1 is...

I can't answer about the XT3, but the XH1 is excellent - 5.5 stops of image stabilisation makes shooting so easy. Great deal I got on it too.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,582
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've had the R8 now for a good four months and at...

I've had the R8 now for a good four months and at the start of this asked if it was a worthy successor to the Leicaflex SL. I think I can answer yes, without hesitation. It has a real presence as a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's also lovely in black and white. A great...

It's also lovely in black and white. A great lens, and somewhat easier to use than the M equivalent (which I do have and is very good too!)

Elmarit 135mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I love the results from my 80 Summilux, the 50...

I love the results from my 80 Summilux, the 50 and 35 Summicrons too. They seem to me to be classically Leica, but as I lack the equivalents Ms I can hardly judge. But they are my favourite SLR...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 372
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Everything about that photo is exquisite Flat...

Everything about that photo is exquisite Flat Twin!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,015
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just to add to Larry's post, a friend has been...

Just to add to Larry's post, a friend has been using a 167MT with native Planar f1.7 and his CZJ 35mm Flektogon M42 with adapter, with no issues.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 368
Views: 47,800
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely photo - I think the colour rendering of...

Lovely photo - I think the colour rendering of that 8 element is one of the finest anywhere.

Bugatti Brescia getting jump started...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,644
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
You have some great music to sing. Va pensiero...

You have some great music to sing.

Va pensiero would be so apt, but a little large for the forces available!
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 3,038
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
With an elderly father in the highest risk group,...

With an elderly father in the highest risk group, with me not far away, I shall be in virtually all the time.

So lots of cataloguing, tagging, deleting and working on
No darkroom availability so...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Indeed - entirely unexpected!

Indeed - entirely unexpected!
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 128
Views: 6,371
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Social...

Social distancing

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,015
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I agree totally - a super lens, light and...

I agree totally - a super lens, light and compact, lovely rendering and beautifully made. And so many bodies of great quality and modest cost to choose from.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,597
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What an excellent piece of advice. I now expose...

What an excellent piece of advice. I now expose solely for Zone V and control highlights through gentle agitation and PMK Pyro in slower films. I may not be doing everything right - guessing what...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,015
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I can't share any experience of Contax cameras at...

I can't share any experience of Contax cameras at all, but I would not be afraid of spot metering, which is now what I have to use on my Leicaflex SL2 and choose to use on my Leica R8. Once you...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,105
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I prefer the Fuji to the LR, but prefer real Fuji...

I prefer the Fuji to the LR, but prefer real Fuji Pro400H even better (and I hate that - I'd prefer digital to be as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,644
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My thesis is that people will get bored out of...

My thesis is that people will get bored out of their minds at home, so those with safe income will hit ebay. I wouldn't stake my economic future on it though!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,097
Views: 312,105
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's old enough, I had mine until 2012 and it was...

It's old enough, I had mine until 2012 and it was a classic then! Those US spec bumpers somewhat ruin the utter gorgeousness of the Michelotti design though.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 958
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
To be fair to Newton Ellis - they are snowed...

To be fair to Newton Ellis - they are snowed under with work for Leicas and they have offered to do it if you can find lugs, and it does appear to be a big job.

Technically it's only the service...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,036
Views: 197,687
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Infinity https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.c...

Infinity

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Slough station, Olympus XA3 on Portra 400
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,773
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Love it Godfrey! To me some of the most potent...

Love it Godfrey! To me some of the most potent colour images are virtually monotone.

I'm just luxuriating in shooting a bit more colour film again, I just adore Fuji Pro400H in the Leicaflex SL2...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,133
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Brilliant results all round!

Brilliant results all round!
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,327
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Saw that in the Grauniad the other day, very...

Saw that in the Grauniad the other day, very Abigail's Parrty meets Austin Powers. Everything of that era in glorious analogue!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 178
Views: 8,128
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Is the Q-P new Kostya? I recently had the chance...

Is the Q-P new Kostya? I recently had the chance to fondle a Q2 at a local camera store Leica day and thought it was exquisite, if a bit too costly for my current wallet.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,327
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I find it all rather weird. In my early film days...

I find it all rather weird. In my early film days I never shot black and white, then when I moved to digital never shot black and white (not once!), but when returning to film so loved black and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 422
Views: 28,859
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's lovely!

That's lovely!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very interesting thank you retinax! I want to get...

Very interesting thank you retinax! I want to get a bit more detail in the highlights of the guide's helmet without his face becoming a bit too grey. I'll ponder that one for the next printing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks both - I was wondering Lynn what you might...

Thanks both - I was wondering Lynn what you might shoot in Oz with pushed film then remember you've got lots of mines!

Retinax - silly question, but my printing experience is so limited, what do you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Having fun printing - trying to control the...

Having fun printing - trying to control the highlights while pulling up the shadow detail is fun, but getting there - the good thing is that contrast takes care of itself! A bit more playing to do,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,366
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Nice lens, good price, seems a no brainer to me.

Nice lens, good price, seems a no brainer to me.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Nice Kostya! I did deliberately pick a poor one...

Nice Kostya!

I did deliberately pick a poor one with Delta 3200 but they are all grainy and I'm only fond of the really black ones - it hides the grain more!. The only poor HP5 ones were with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
They are excellent too - good to know that HC110...

They are excellent too - good to know that HC110 is equal to the task as well!

It's fun to think a trip down a tin mine was so productive (unlike the mine itself!).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks all - for those interested I found this...

Thanks all - for those interested I found this useful link after my shots were developed, about developing for pushed HP5 for lower grain...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks LCSmith - that's very kind. I just used my...

Thanks LCSmith - that's very kind. I just used my normal developing - 5 minute pre-soak, then 30 second initial agitation, 10 secs each minute, and 15 seconds extra for the pre-soak. Pretty fresh...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes, these are scans and I hope to print several...

Yes, these are scans and I hope to print several this week to see how they turn out, but with all the detail in the negatives, I suspect the limitation will be my own inexperience in printing!

I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
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Conclusion - HP5+ pushes beautifully to 3200, with tons of shadow detail where there is sufficient light, much more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Finally, the 18th century Wheal Mexico workings....

Finally, the 18th century Wheal Mexico workings. Forget photography, the tin seam is at 45 degrees as is the tiny, low, narrow, filthy and insanely wet tunnels, as well as totally dark bar some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The mill, where the stone with about 1% tin in it...

The mill, where the stone with about 1% tin in it comes to be crushed and sorted, was a bit less dark with more illumination from the roof voids. The noise of the machines going must have been...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The mine building interiors have been fully...

The mine building interiors have been fully preserved, and boy, they were dark. I had a Summilux R 80mm f1.4 on the camera and I was shooting most of these at 1/30th - so several had camera shake....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Down a hole and having to push Ilford HP5+ to 3200.

To avoid heavy traffic in tourist season I decided to visit the tin mine ruins at Botallack, and the preserved Geevor tin mine, run by a charity preserving it as it was when it closed in 1990. Both...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
No front lens element should move on a new lens....

No front lens element should move on a new lens. Send it back for replacement.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
How exciting!

How exciting!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,573
Views: 856,200
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I really look forward to seeing what it can do...

I really look forward to seeing what it can do for you Helen!
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,084
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Same two Fuji lenses I have with my XH1. Crackers!

Same two Fuji lenses I have with my XH1. Crackers!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,131
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Rodinal is pretty familiar, the other two I know...

Rodinal is pretty familiar, the other two I know but they are not widely available outside Germany.

DDX, TMax or FX39 would be high on my list for Delta 100, but I now realise I've never actually...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks all, much appreciated. I've just...

Thanks all, much appreciated. I've just discovered the flaw in my otherwise cunning plan -the darkroom has no hot water or means of heating it easily. So no chance of colour developing there, curses!
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
You'd love Manchester. The Northern Quarter there...

You'd love Manchester. The Northern Quarter there has to be one of the tops for street photography. Grimy and grafittied with oodles of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Scan and print digitally. The darkroom has colour...

Scan and print digitally. The darkroom has colour enlargers but if I need prints I'll get scans sent direct to colour print firms.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Interesting, many thanks! While the Fuji 5l is...

Interesting, many thanks! While the Fuji 5l is unlikely to be used entirely, it is virtually the same price as the Tetenal 2.5l kit and that I used in toto.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Colour developing kits

A profoundly awful bit of colour developing from a local lab the other day (every negative scratched or spotted - some with over 200 I could see easily) has caused me to rethink my decision not to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have used an M4P and have an M5, both with 28mm...

I have used an M4P and have an M5, both with 28mm frame lines. You are hunting around the periphery to see the whole frame. Depends what you use it for but if you want fast street shooting accept...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,677
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have an XD7 and an R4s and R7, different...

I have an XD7 and an R4s and R7, different metering, and handling, but same shutter sound. I also have the Minolta 35-70 zoom. Given the cost of the Leica version and body vs the Minolta ones, if...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,677
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The SL2 is head and shoulders above any other SLR...

The SL2 is head and shoulders above any other SLR of mine, other than the exceptional viewfinder of the Pentax LX with the 50mm f1.2 lens (it should be bright).

I think the R8 is good and it doesn't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,773
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thank you so much Helen. I saw them in the...

Thank you so much Helen. I saw them in the distance when out for a drive, stopped and even had a colour film in the Leicaflex, and the light did the rest.

Purest serendipity that I took the right...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 312
Views: 28,818
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
HMS Richmond at anchor under the gunports of Fort...

HMS Richmond at anchor under the gunports of Fort Bovisand, with Drake's Island in the foreground.

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It's behind you!...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,369
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
All my love, Helen, all my love.

All my love, Helen, all my love.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 4,229
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I handled the Rollei thingy with excellent lens...

I handled the Rollei thingy with excellent lens etc, and it was ok if plasticky, but it confirmed why I hate point and shoots - the viewfinder is small and the operation joyless.

I'll stick to my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,369
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Nice - colour me jealous Emile! Despite my ban...

Nice - colour me jealous Emile!

Despite my ban of buying things I just ordered an Elmar 180mm F f4 for my R series (and an adapter to fit my Fuji, to get closer to 250mm) - lots of warships come and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,773
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
South Devon hunt. Fuji Pro400h through Leitz...

South Devon hunt. Fuji Pro400h through Leitz Summicron 35mm f2

If I could get a digital camera to produce these colours, I'd buy it in a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2020
Replies: 368
Views: 47,800
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's in mint condition, single owner who hardly...

It's in mint condition, single owner who hardly used it (or indeed the LX). I don't go round shooting walls or rectangular plaques regularly but no other photo has any issues, and I doubt barrel...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2020
Replies: 228
Views: 18,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Surpluses. Leica R8 with 35mm Summicron R f2,...

Surpluses. Leica R8 with 35mm Summicron R f2, Orwo N74 in PMK Pyro 1+2...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-25-2020
Replies: 2,097
Views: 312,105
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The problem with the sleeve valve engine was...

The problem with the sleeve valve engine was while reliable and silent, lubrication became problematic at above 1500 rpm, so were very limited in performance unless very large. Add in heavy...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2020
Replies: 368
Views: 47,800
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Not that I have any other double gauss lenses of...

Not that I have any other double gauss lenses of that focal length but I was up at the Scott Memorial the other day and took a few photos of the panels. I thought I'd check today that they are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2020
Replies: 368
Views: 47,800
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice! Love the 8 element, one of the...

Very nice! Love the 8 element, one of the loveliest lenses made.

I became a Pentaxian the other day with the acquisition of a black LX with a SMC Takumar A 50mm f1.2, a beautiful if bonkers lens...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-24-2020
Replies: 46
Views: 1,427
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely thread! I'll see if I can dig some out...

Lovely thread! I'll see if I can dig some out tomorrow.

Love the shots of Mount Fuji Mike!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-24-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's great fun even if nothing more than a...

It's great fun even if nothing more than a learning exercise. The first time you see the image appearing in the developer, then see the deep blacks and it's addictive.

Let me know if you do - Ryan...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-24-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Joined my local darkroom

One of the wonders of Plymouth, a port city of immense history, is the astonishing Royal William Yard. Built in the early 19th century to supply the Royal Navy with high quality food, it is an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 989
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I won't use it now to buy. A member advertised a...

I won't use it now to buy. A member advertised a repainted and refurbished camera, I clicked buy it now, paid, to find it had already been sold (I was told by another member the software doesn't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2020
Replies: 1,081
Views: 191,773
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Surpluses https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress....

Surpluses

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/knightssurplus-1-of-1-1.jpg?w=2720

Leica R8
Summicron R 35mm f2
Orwo N74 at 250 in PMK Pyro 1:2:100
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2020
Replies: 1,081
Views: 191,773
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Excellent to see you back with film and a great...

Excellent to see you back with film and a great image!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2020
Replies: 2,097
Views: 312,105
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have a dream that one day I'll go somewhere...

I have a dream that one day I'll go somewhere scenic and there will be lots of vintage cars, parked a long way apart, and no people to ruin the view or walk in front of you as I take a shot. And...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,077
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm surprised there aren't any Barnackles...

I'm surprised there aren't any Barnackles growing...

(forgive me, I beg you...)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,077
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Indeed - many will end up like that when the...

Indeed - many will end up like that when the chrome thins. Zinc oxidises horribly.

I shall stick with my M3 and M5.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,077
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
M6 "showing signs of use"

As an boat anchor or fishing lure?...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-18-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks for all the comments, it is much...

Thanks for all the comments, it is much appreciated. The ZM did indeed go to a forum member for a good price and my hesitation was a good thing.

I've had an M2 and an M3 and love the latter so much....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-18-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Classic - much as I love the TTL shutter...

Classic - much as I love the TTL shutter controls, it offers me little more for the lots of cash!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-18-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,039
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
This is such a useful thread - the blown...

This is such a useful thread - the blown highlight has been the bane of my life for me on digital, and Airfrogusmc's post makes so much sense. One feels that digital should be easy and convenient,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-18-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very good advice, someone got there first though!

Very good advice, someone got there first though!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-18-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Now that's hilarious! Thank you very much indeed...

Now that's hilarious! Thank you very much indeed if someone here. He seemed keen to sell, and I thought the price (in the context of the madness we see in some camera values) decent enough.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-18-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Zeiss Ikon ZM vs Leica M6

I have the opportunity of acquiring a mint one owner chrome M6 with everything (packaging, box, invoices etc) vs an equally mint one owner black Zeiss Ikon ZM with Biogon 35mm f2. I'd really rather...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2020
Replies: 56
Views: 3,280
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely colours! I've never shot colour with mine,...

Lovely colours! I've never shot colour with mine, but perhaps should try!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-17-2020
Replies: 1,352
Views: 401,125
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2020
Replies: 2,097
Views: 312,105
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Beautiful Hooper bodied Daimler Empress.

Beautiful Hooper bodied Daimler Empress.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2020
Replies: 56
Views: 3,280
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'd been doing some test photos for an FM2n...

I'd been doing some test photos for an FM2n review I'm writing for my friendly local camera store with the 50mm f1.4, which I find a bit uninspiring. This really perked me up, super thing. Enjoy...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2020
Replies: 56
Views: 3,280
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's a cracking lens, light and compact, yet easy...

It's a cracking lens, light and compact, yet easy to use and great results. By coincidence just finished a roll in my Nikon FM2n armed with it. Tmax 400 in Tmax...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-16-2020
Replies: 79
Views: 3,059
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
No prism, and no autofocus on the Leica, and a...

No prism, and no autofocus on the Leica, and a smaller lens mount and flange distance.

Each time I think about moving to a digital Leica, the same reliability and longevity issues come up. I can...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-16-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Well done!

Well done!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,881
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I picked up a very nice late R8 from Leica...

I picked up a very nice late R8 from Leica Nuremburg recently and I think it's superb. Lovely ergonomics, handling and super metering. The R lenses I know to be stunning, but to try my recent Super...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-12-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I use plastic because I only have plastic tanks...

I use plastic because I only have plastic tanks...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,114
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had a Bronica RF645 and now shoot 6x9 with a...

I had a Bronica RF645 and now shoot 6x9 with a folder, plus 6x6 with Rolleiflex and 6x7 with a Mamiya RB67, plus numerous 35mm.

If you want something compact, with excellent optics the Bronica is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2020
Replies: 40
Views: 1,444
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Extra six stops is pretty helpful, but it depends...

Extra six stops is pretty helpful, but it depends as always on the image quality...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-11-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,188
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fuji is why I stopped using colour film...:)

Fuji is why I stopped using colour film...:)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-11-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Open the picture in the Gallery, click on it ,...

Open the picture in the Gallery, click on it , Copy Image Address, then paste that link into the dialog box when you click the picture link on your quick reply form, making certain the Http in the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-11-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 14,968
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Agreed on the Rolleicord Kostya, that lens is a...

Agreed on the Rolleicord Kostya, that lens is a cracker. Light, small and easy to pocket, well built and cheap. A pro friend sold his 3.5f and prefers the 'cord hands down. Sold mine and not sure I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-11-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just once, Vision 250, with C41 and Remjet...

Just once, Vision 250, with C41 and Remjet remover, which I didn't quite get fully removed from all. I liked the colours as much as Portra, but I no longer shoot colour...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 5,745
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gorgeous - a spectacular job! One day...

Gorgeous - a spectacular job! One day...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 5,745
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Aperture have done good work for a friend on two...

Aperture have done good work for a friend on two different cameras and yes they were rapid. They weren't Leicas though, and they (in keeping with their location) were not cheap.

I haven't used...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-10-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 5,745
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Red Dot no longer take service work as they sent...

Red Dot no longer take service work as they sent it out to repairers (they don't do any themselves - Ivor just sells cameras) and got fed up with having to sort out problems. He told me he has used...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,052
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Excellent write up - that is very satisfactory!

Excellent write up - that is very satisfactory!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,840
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice Larry! Plenty of light for the low...

Very nice Larry! Plenty of light for the low speed, something I need to wait for to use some Acros or Pan F.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-09-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What fun! That's splendid.

What fun! That's splendid.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Great result - glad you sorted it !

Great result - glad you sorted it !
Forum: RFF Polls 02-08-2020
Replies: 2,999
Views: 1,793,494
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Beautiful day today but did gardening for my...

Beautiful day today but did gardening for my sister, and lousy week coming up, so nothing at all planned!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-08-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks all - I've given the scanner glass an even...

Thanks all - I've given the scanner glass an even more thorough clean, concentrating on the area nickthetasmaniac highlighted. A medium format scan came back absolutely fine.

So looks to be solved,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-08-2020
Replies: 101
Views: 3,783
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
He'll use the M Leica as a get out...:)

He'll use the M Leica as a get out...:)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-07-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Scanner lines on Epson V800

My Epson V800 is generally good enough, but it has recently started adding these lines to my scans, and whatever I do, cleaning etc, it just carries on doing it. Help gratefully appreciated - if...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-07-2020
Replies: 101
Views: 3,783
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Shame 560 seems to be the largest!:) Plenty...

Shame 560 seems to be the largest!:)

Plenty available in R mount, but I must have a study of Visoflex stuff. It looks even more Leica Barocket.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-07-2020
Replies: 101
Views: 3,783
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ooh err Missus! I'm officially now a Visoflex...

Ooh err Missus!

I'm officially now a Visoflex size queen!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-07-2020
Replies: 101
Views: 3,783
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Phwoar! That sure beats a Photosniper!

Phwoar! That sure beats a Photosniper!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-07-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 855
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I use my Leica M5 virtually all the time,...

I use my Leica M5 virtually all the time, normally with a 35mm Biogon f2.8 or Summicron 50mm DR f2. I also have a 28mm Biogon, 90mm Summicron / Voigtlander Apo Lanthar for occasional use, although I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-03-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm net down, and got a long list to follow. As...

I'm net down, and got a long list to follow. As to test photos my first outing with the M3 would have been more productive if it had had a film in. But it looked better on it than the M5.

He's...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-03-2020
Replies: 360
Views: 37,691
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Jean - Orwo N74 in PMK Pyro - DR Summicron 50mm...

Jean - Orwo N74 in PMK Pyro - DR Summicron 50mm with Leica M3

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/jean-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-03-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
LynnB's wonderful collection of sundrenched...

LynnB's wonderful collection of sundrenched Instax gorgeousness. Just one of many

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/med_U27021I1580725753.SEQ.4.jpg

A rare but super...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2020
Replies: 43
Views: 1,176
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
M5, built like a tank, a precision instrument and...

M5, built like a tank, a precision instrument and a joy to use, my go to M.

Also not a single one to be found in any UK Leica dealer. They have a meter, like the M6 and see how expensive those have...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-03-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
LC Smith's atmospheric...

LC Smith's atmospheric...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-03-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Well, the Apo Lanthar arrived this morning and...

Well, the Apo Lanthar arrived this morning and it's mint. Some bits of dust but no haze in the lens at all, and cosmetically could have been made yesterday. So nice to get something in better...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-03-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 3,165
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Even I've heard of her!

Even I've heard of her!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-03-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,052
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wow, that is exquisite, stunning chrome finish...

Wow, that is exquisite, stunning chrome finish (the same as my choice). The only drawback I can see is that I might not want to use it to preserve its beauty!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-03-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Not all in one go but I shall start with a...

Not all in one go but I shall start with a few

Mlehrman's atmospheric Steam on 1st Avenue.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3187/med_U3187I1580175567.SEQ.0.jpg

and his Kitty...
Forum: Travel 02-02-2020
Replies: 101
Views: 946
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Aston Martin DBR2 at a guess. The Jaguar and...

Aston Martin DBR2 at a guess. The Jaguar and Aston straight sixes look similar, but that's an Aston engine.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2020
Replies: 4,698
Views: 1,330,159
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice Dourbalister!

Very nice Dourbalister!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2020
Replies: 110
Views: 3,757
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My idiocy of not recording lenses on LR scans...

My idiocy of not recording lenses on LR scans comes back to haunt me. But I remember this from the first Christmas with my M3 and the V3 Summicron. My nieces, trying to do anything other than look at...
Forum: Travel 02-01-2020
Replies: 101
Views: 946
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
This is my year of not photographing classic cars...

This is my year of not photographing classic cars motorsport so what better than to enjoy the hard work and excellent skills of someone like you Larry. Thanks! And yes, you can get period Cinturatos...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2020
Replies: 110
Views: 3,757
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
gorgeous Helen! Those V3 shots are deliciously...

gorgeous Helen! Those V3 shots are deliciously good!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-01-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 3,351
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I thought there was no connection. I much prefer...

I thought there was no connection. I much prefer Orwo N74 nowadays, but I've happily pushed Pancro 400 to 3200 without any real drama.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-31-2020
Replies: 105
Views: 6,832
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fascinating - I love the Honda Beat, so I hope it...

Fascinating - I love the Honda Beat, so I hope it gets to the UK!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-31-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 8,178
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks very much Lynn, extremely helpful!

Thanks very much Lynn, extremely helpful!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2020
Replies: 110
Views: 3,757
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Raid - a follow up - is it based on the V1...

Thanks Raid - a follow up - is it based on the V1 that Erik mentioned?

I prefer it to my V3 Summicron, but much of that is the actual lens itself, which I think is wonderful over engineering at its...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-31-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 8,178
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Revealing my total ignorance - how do you add the...

Revealing my total ignorance - how do you add the film type to a gallery post please?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2020
Replies: 110
Views: 3,757
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What version lens is the DR Summicron if someone...

What version lens is the DR Summicron if someone could enlighten me, I'd be most grateful.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,052
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Amazing - it captures ghosts perfectly...

Amazing - it captures ghosts perfectly too!

(ignore me)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-30-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Oh yes, I've learned the hard way that the first...

Oh yes, I've learned the hard way that the first thing I do is to check the lens condition. I had a bad patch last year when I returned about four things the day they arrived.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Good luck - my Voigtlander adapter for the 28-90...

Good luck - my Voigtlander adapter for the 28-90 is also excellent.

You may want to post a new thread asking for good adapter maker recommendations to aid finding one. All the cheap ones I've bought...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I agree on the 135mm Elmarit f2.8, a real bargain...

I agree on the 135mm Elmarit f2.8, a real bargain and one I have. It is a portrait lens par excellence (I don't think I've used it more than twice for any other purpose) and on the M3 framing is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Found my LTM 35mm Elmar and 50mm Summitar and...

Found my LTM 35mm Elmar and 50mm Summitar and both work with the adapter above on both my M3 and my M4 without any issue with the rangefinder patch at any focussing distance.

Hope that helps!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Found it - I have nothing to test it with now,...

Found it - I have nothing to test it with now, but it worked with no issue on my Summaron M3 f3.5 combination when I had it. (on cameras with 35mm framelines this will bring them up as well as the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Intriguing - I've just moved Guty86 but will have...

Intriguing - I've just moved Guty86 but will have a hunt for my adapter box, I think it was a genuine Leica one, but will get back to you if and when I find it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I try now to avoid flying like the plague but...

I try now to avoid flying like the plague but Heathrow staff can (not all) be wretchedly difficult. This is not good news.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just to add on the Apo Lanthar (apples and...

Just to add on the Apo Lanthar (apples and oranges possibly) is it weighs a mere third of a Summicron (210g) and is about half the size. It was also cheaper than the only Hexanon by a fair amount....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely. It's a lens that's on the list for later...

Lovely. It's a lens that's on the list for later acquisition.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
And bought. The cheapest option, fast enough and...

And bought.

The cheapest option, fast enough and slightly different to the Elmarit norm.

I'll see how I get on, better sell a few more things to keep up the net DeGas though...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Ramersdorfer - always happy to buy from...

Thanks Ramersdorfer - always happy to buy from Germany and a very nice example there!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,052
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm wondering what's in the blue Le Creuset :)

I'm wondering what's in the blue Le Creuset :)
Forum: Photo Software 01-29-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks all - what an absolute mine of information...

Thanks all - what an absolute mine of information this place is (gold or land, you decide :))

Time to start with a new drive to relieve the pressure on the current one!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,052
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Beautiful - thank you and welcome Zaurus!

Beautiful - thank you and welcome Zaurus!
Forum: Photo Software 01-28-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I regularly delete photos not up to scratch, with...

I regularly delete photos not up to scratch, with 7 years of stuff on the system (mostly not photos) it's the marginal photo load that keeps pushing things to the limit. I've already offloaded my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
No idea why the rangefinder patch should...

No idea why the rangefinder patch should disappear, but I use a Zeiss Biogon 35mm on my M3 with no issue other than the lack of framelines, and have used a 35mm Summaron f3.5 plus adapter with no...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-28-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A very good point Peter - my experience with the...

A very good point Peter - my experience with the Elmar largely predates my developing and scanning, with those all done by the film processor. I did get some lovely images from it, but it also had a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-28-2020
Replies: 2,097
Views: 312,105
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Still sharp after all these...

Still sharp after all these years.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/rangerover-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-28-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Tim - looks good to me!

Thanks Tim - looks good to me!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-28-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Valdas - a bit small! No Canons, Nikkors...

Thanks Valdas - a bit small!

No Canons, Nikkors or Apo Lanthars to be found in the UK.

Prices - all upwards from here, rapidly in the case of the macro M!

Hexanon from 390 - 300g
Tele Elmarits...
Forum: Photo Software 01-28-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very much, and seems to be the summation of the...

Very much, and seems to be the summation of the combined wisdom here. About the only thing I'm unlikely to do is upgrade the current computer as the screen pretty rancid (early Retina ones just get...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-28-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Anybody got any black and white film images from...

Anybody got any black and white film images from the Elmarit M or Konica or Summarit? The Konica is cheaper meaningfully but the other two have their appeal too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2020
Replies: 228
Views: 18,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Jean. Orwo N74 at 250, developed in PMK Pyro,...

Jean. Orwo N74 at 250, developed in PMK Pyro, Leica M3 with DR Summicron 50mm

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/jean-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Photo Software 01-27-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Using Lightroom CC with cloud vs other storage options

A very broad question, but this morning (again) my entirely fine Macbook Pro from 2012 said it was down to 22GB of available memory. As I have purged the memory numerous times, it is only a matter of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have to say I didn't think it was as broad as...

I have to say I didn't think it was as broad as it's turned out to be!

I love Sonnar designs, but maybe a much younger lens with good coatings will suit my purposes better.

I need the speed with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Brain fade on my part, but thank you for getting...

Brain fade on my part, but thank you for getting what I meant to say!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had the LTM Elmar 90 Darren, I found it a bit...

I had the LTM Elmar 90 Darren, I found it a bit inclined to flare, so while it's a nice old beastie I'll pass (but it's certainly cheap!)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Even more! I fear Huss that the Macro Elmar M is...

Even more!

I fear Huss that the Macro Elmar M is just too rich for my blood, alas. I shall use the excuse of the f4.
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-27-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,425
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely shots! and in a place called Hicksville....

Lovely shots!

and in a place called Hicksville. Doubly wonderful!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Four that had not occurred to me! 85 is fine with...

Four that had not occurred to me! 85 is fine with framelines, not so sure about the others, but a slightly tighter crop is not the end of the world. Thanks!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,313
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
90mm alternatives to the Summicron - either M or LTM

I like the 90mm focal length a lot, but my 1st edition one is somewhat large, prone to flare and lacking a bit of punch (if Zeiss did 90mm M mount fast lenses that don't have issues). In colour,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-26-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,480
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-26-2020
Replies: 108
Views: 5,443
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Visited my favourite little camera shop yesterday...

Visited my favourite little camera shop yesterday and Russell was busy repricing everything (scored 2 boxes of TriX at the old price so happy). He said the re-pricing of Portra in particular has...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-23-2020
Replies: 2,097
Views: 312,105
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's a big mystery! I was reflecting yesterday...

It's a big mystery!

I was reflecting yesterday on how you see a lot of classic VW campers but I must have seen the grand total of two Beetles on the road in about a decade.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-23-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,052
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gorgeous! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!

Gorgeous! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,764
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My lovely local camera shop has days where it...

My lovely local camera shop has days where it lends out cameras with a roll of film to mostly students for them then to see the developed results (for a small fee and the cost of the film). It's very...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-23-2020
Replies: 2,097
Views: 312,105
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
An immaculate VW Beetle on the high moors by...

An immaculate VW Beetle on the high moors by Princetown. The roads were filthy, the salt ubiquitous as it had been freezing for four days and my car covered. Yet not a drop of dirt or salt, but...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-22-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,480
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I recently bought one at a decent price and so...

I recently bought one at a decent price and so far, I adore it. It has character in abundance, and like all contemporary Zeiss lenses is beautifully made and coated. Two test shots below at a local...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-22-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had the 135mm model (sadly I didn't keep the...

I had the 135mm model (sadly I didn't keep the serial number) with lens, never had any issues with focus. On the other hand the 45mm viewfinder was miles out of alignment.

Nice thing, but I found it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
They're slacking, they should charge more!

They're slacking, they should charge more!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-22-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,052
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
and pasties. But with 100s of Chinese,...

and pasties.

But with 100s of Chinese, Malaysian, Caribbean and divers others at Plymouth University, way more culinary options than my childhood here!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2020
Replies: 228
Views: 18,803
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sheepstor Church of St Leonard. Leica R8,...

Sheepstor Church of St Leonard. Leica R8, Summicron R 35mm, Orwo N74 EI 250 in PMK Pyro 1+2+100

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/sheepstor-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-21-2020
Replies: 83
Views: 3,086
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Probably for my own financial good I'm not in a...

Probably for my own financial good I'm not in a position to buy a new Monochrome, but by coincidence my local camera shop had a come and try Leica day last Saturday. I have to say the M10P was...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-21-2020
Replies: 83
Views: 3,086
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fascinating - the Nikon is definitely sharper, I...

Fascinating - the Nikon is definitely sharper, I prefer the uncropped bokeh of the Summilux, but the other way round when cropped!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 101,052
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I can't wait for the New Year to be over -...

I can't wait for the New Year to be over - nothing to do with this lens, but the two chefs at a superb new Malaysian Chinese restaurant have returned home to Ipoh and it's shut for two weeks!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-20-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lynn B's canine...

Lynn B's canine Constable

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/med_U27021I1579487526.SEQ.4.jpg

and his lost...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2,451
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have the dual range Summicron, which is...

I have the dual range Summicron, which is exquisite, but in reality the close range hardly gets used. My red dot dropped off since this photo was taken, never to be found. There is something baroque...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The Ilford water saving ...

The Ilford water saving (https://www.ilfordphoto.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Reducing-Wash-Water.pdf)method of rinsing is worth a try.

Also, ensure your photo flo is thoroughly rinsed off -...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1,870
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I love WLFs but if you don't bond, the most...

I love WLFs but if you don't bond, the most you'll lose is some selling fees on Ebay, which is not a lot.

I love my Rolleiflexes but good ones are expensive. I did have a Rolleicord which I fitted a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1,010
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Nice lens the Jupiter 8 and considerably cheaper...

Nice lens the Jupiter 8 and considerably cheaper than any Leica glass for like quality.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That may be the case for the old FX39 but the...

That may be the case for the old FX39 but the FX39II that is now available is much better - I've not had problems with it open for 3-4 months, but once it looks like finely aged Rodinal it is past it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
1:9 for 10 minutes at 20 at box speed. It's...

1:9 for 10 minutes at 20 at box speed.

It's reasonable and very long lasting. Must get some more myself!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's my experience too Pan - I had run out of...

That's my experience too Pan - I had run out of FX39 so used HC110 and really regretted it.

This was using FX39. It is an exceptional developer for T...
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