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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Hours Ago
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Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Intriguing! I love things like this.

Intriguing! I love things like this.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,000
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Keep shooting, the medium is unimportant compared...

Keep shooting, the medium is unimportant compared to that, especially with your eye.

Having said which, I've been moving house with all the packing and disruption, and despite having no developing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
and just as expensively!

and just as expensively!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A good find David. I used to think this era of US...

A good find David. I used to think this era of US (and UK pale imitiations) were a bit on the large size and rather bulky, but have come to respect them as excellent representations of their era. A...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 754
Views: 39,448
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
All tremendously exciting, and I'm glad the maker...

All tremendously exciting, and I'm glad the maker is taking all care to get the 8 element sorted in every way before release. Taking the time is essential.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,094
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ilford has had an excellent 15% off and free...

Ilford has had an excellent 15% off and free shipping for Black and White Friday weekend in the UK, which I have just taken advantage of.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 6 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks so much to all for their mentions and...

Thanks so much to all for their mentions and likes, but more for sharing their excellent photos. It is a joy to see such excellent photography!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,094
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
And on this side of the pond, unsurprisingly...

And on this side of the pond, unsurprisingly Ilford is normally cheaper. I do love Kodak black and white films but there is a limit to the mark up over European alternatives that I will pay. But on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes indeed Doug, I knew it would be...

Yes indeed Doug, I knew it would be unchallenging. I have many more to come of greater difficulty, but not tonight. Moving home for a few days!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
OK, another rear end. Ought to be straightforward...

OK, another rear end. Ought to be straightforward for our Transpondine members

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/projectshopmeet-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes - the clue is in the plate mention of Rod and...

Yes - the clue is in the plate mention of Rod and the swirls on the paintwork - definitely bodywork has been done.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That is an absolute beauty netslider - I love...

That is an absolute beauty netslider - I love that era of French cars!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Definitely a Plymouth. Beyond that I had to rely...

Definitely a Plymouth. Beyond that I had to rely on a bit of googling and it looks like a Plymouth Belvedere from the 50s.

Sneaky using the rear end - very few photos out there!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yep - 404 drophead. Too easy!

Yep - 404 drophead.

Too easy!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I took full advantage of the excellent West...

I took full advantage of the excellent West Yorkshire Cameras 10% off sale last Sunday. Having followed them for years it was a genuine 10% too.

Most other retailers will have jacked their prices up...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,975
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
When I bought a CL in the Wetzlar Leica Store...

When I bought a CL in the Wetzlar Leica Store this summer I was explicitly told by the specialist there responsible for the older cameras that it had no warranty. The reason being that Leica no...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 225
Views: 48,011
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm more of an old car guy but I love the...

I'm more of an old car guy but I love the sharpness, the tones and the rendering from that lens on that wonderful sensor. A friend has the same camera and it is stunning in its detail.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 225
Views: 48,011
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gosh, what a superb image!

Gosh, what a superb image!
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9,107
Views: 896,341
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The last of my buying posts as there is nothing...

The last of my buying posts as there is nothing more needed to complete my kit, and once I have successfully moved (the end of this week) the big clear out begins. But I'd been wanting a 50mm Zeiss C...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Miehrman having a particularly moody week....

Miehrman having a particularly moody week.

Evocative and moody cloister (but not claustrophobic)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3187/med_U3187I1574211726.SEQ.0.jpg

The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Traded in my F5 for a new D70, used that for...

Traded in my F5 for a new D70, used that for several years until the mirror locked up.

Six years with Lumix (lovely lens) then I returned to a D700 which I hardly used except for pics of antiques...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,195
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's the same with me, I think it's UK specific....

It's the same with me, I think it's UK specific. I put the adblock on originally because the Mail was appalling for video ads starting unprompted, now it's unusable.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 6,211
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Double groan...

Double groan...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,195
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I can safely say no pro photographer's livelihood...

I can safely say no pro photographer's livelihood is threatened by any photo I take, smartphone or no. But I do know a serious pro (one of the few making a very good living) who uses his all the time...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,975
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
They aren't ideal for 35mm and are also not...

They aren't ideal for 35mm and are also not cheap. I did not get on with the rangefinder patch on my otherwise excellent CL.

Sadly now none of the M system lenses or cameras are cheap in any way....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,975
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
If you want a lighter option M mount then a...

If you want a lighter option M mount then a Voigtlander Bessa R2 It has metering, but it's now about the same price as an M2.
Forum: RFF Polls 1 Week Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 5,662
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
No, not once in my recollection.

No, not once in my recollection.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A good one Doubalister! (I would say that)....

A good one Doubalister! (I would say that). Here's another for the assembled car nuts to have a crack at.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/mysterycar-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,304
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I know the feeling. I'm letting my current house...

I know the feeling. I'm letting my current house to move down to the South West, and as I look at bags and boxes full of cameras to move, and those remaining to be packed (it's a two trip job) I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,304
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The cost is mere peanuts compared to old...

The cost is mere peanuts compared to old cars.

Congratulate yourself that you have a lens you can use and upon the lesson learned.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What a lovely 02! Many moons ago I owned a 2002...

What a lovely 02! Many moons ago I owned a 2002 tii which the last owner had modified extensively (and badly). Lovely little thing to drive though!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's a Ferrari 348 US model. I used to live...

It's a Ferrari 348 US model.

I used to live round the corner from the main London Ferrari dealership so it's not that uncommon to me!
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,448
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Your own hair probably. Take some lederhosen for...

Your own hair probably.

Take some lederhosen for your walking frame and join in the thigh slapping fun!
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,107
Views: 896,341
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks - that I did not know! It is even more...

Thanks - that I did not know! It is even more capable, and really very much an insider's camera.

I have some gorgeous M42 lenses and sometimes it's tough choosing which to take. Ultimately I have a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,527
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sounds so like some much larger companies I have...

Sounds so like some much larger companies I have encountered. The thing about chasing a dream though is that rationality often goes out the window, so they may well succeed because of that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,107
Views: 896,341
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
O grief, now a well priced 28mm Biogon f2.8 ZM...

O grief, now a well priced 28mm Biogon f2.8 ZM just turned up on 35MMC. I actually think I've bought everything I want apart from a 50mm C Sonnar, and that can wait.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 8,595
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wonderful! Such atmosphere.

Wonderful! Such atmosphere.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had an M6 and have an M5. I find the M5 is a...

I had an M6 and have an M5. I find the M5 is a bit bigger and heavier but much more ergonomic and the shutter speed dial is so much easier to use without taking your eye from the finder. It's also a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,107
Views: 896,341
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The holy grail of below the radar open aperture...

The holy grail of below the radar open aperture metering M42 cameras, scored off ebay for an extortionate £21, and fully working. Just needs new mirror foam. The Chinon CE Memotron - enables all M42...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thank you for sharing that Ko.Fe, his photos are...

Thank you for sharing that Ko.Fe, his photos are wonderful, and it is a shame to have heard of him only upon his passing.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,420
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Citroen SM Citroen XM V6 Citroen XM 2.1 Are the...

Citroen SM
Citroen XM V6
Citroen XM 2.1

Are the only French ones I've owned. I've done my bit and bear the scars.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Superb humour and photo from...

Superb humour and photo from LynnB

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/med_U27021I1573822051.SEQ.0.jpg

Sparks fly from...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It totally foxed me, a great selection and...

It totally foxed me, a great selection and shot!

I had the second generation Fiat Coupe which still used the Lampredi engine. Such a sonorous wee beastie, if inclined to conk out at lower revs if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My sympathies Peter. I'm fortunate not to have...

My sympathies Peter. I'm fortunate not to have anything of such effect, but I did something to my back the other day and just as I'm packing to move, plus a lack of sleep caused by the back pain and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice! I look forward to the photos taken...

Very nice! I look forward to the photos taken with the lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm certainly much younger than I currently feel,...

I'm certainly much younger than I currently feel, senior moments aplenty!
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fabulous! My great grandfather served in the...

Fabulous!

My great grandfather served in the Royal Navy's China Fleet based in Shanghai in the first decade of the 20th century and as children we played with the postcards from there with scenes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 953
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
With old cameras I've rather looked at it as a...

With old cameras I've rather looked at it as a cross between a game of Monopoly and chance to own the cameras I lusted after as a teenager but could then never afford. The first has meant I have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 13,406
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The man with the last ever roll of Orwo N74! When...

The man with the last ever roll of Orwo N74! When my house move is completed I'll be out and about with it - I'll be testing it in Perceptol. But two weeks of misery still to come first, and just no...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 754
Views: 39,448
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Brass is also cockney rhyming slang for a certain...

Brass is also cockney rhyming slang for a certain type of street worker.

This is all marvellous. No personalisation for me!
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The Nash. I saw one in the car park of a large...

The Nash. I saw one in the car park of a large DIY store when I first moved to my current house at a then 45 years old. Just as I was discussing what it was with another bystander, along comes the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 702
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 247,106
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Kensal Green Cemetery, Chapel cloisters. TriX at...

Kensal Green Cemetery, Chapel cloisters. TriX at 200 in Perceptol 1:2.

Voigtlander Bessa RF 105mm Heliar f3.5. Returned to vendor for several...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've been having a big de-clutter on Ebay and...

I've been having a big de-clutter on Ebay and some of the prices are bonkers. But when I price it sensibly private bidders (I only do buy it now with offers) bid ridiculous figures and the stuff all...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 522
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My F2AS is a thing of glory, but sits unused...

My F2AS is a thing of glory, but sits unused while my M5 is now my camera of choice. The metering on the latter is simple and obvious, the ergonomics are better and I can use 4 stop neutral density...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That colour one is glorious - as are all the...

That colour one is glorious - as are all the rest.

Such an incredible photographer.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wonderful. That shot of Sloane Street could have...

Wonderful. That shot of Sloane Street could have been taken at any time up until about the year 2000 (but for the hats) as the Routemaster buses were still in service for most of that time.

I love...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 13,406
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Nik and Trick were discounting their last 30m...

Nik and Trick were discounting their last 30m reels of N74 so I bought one, and it's in my hot sweaty paws as we speak.

Now to put it in the film loader.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 978
Views: 190,952
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Paddington station from the other...

Paddington station from the other end.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/paddingtonagain-1-of-1.jpg?w=2048
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wonderful! There is a chap, Joshua Paul, who...

Wonderful!

There is a chap, Joshua Paul, who shoots formula one on a 1913 Graflex, so for a moment I thought it might be him.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,346
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My MX died not on me, but in the hands of a...

My MX died not on me, but in the hands of a gargoyle restorer who couldn't let me up the scaffolding of a great medieval church he was restoring to take photos but volunteered to take a number for me...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
New batch of PMK Pyro arrived and this time I...

New batch of PMK Pyro arrived and this time I tried TriX and Kentmere 400. The latter is a cheaper film, slightly too grainy to my taste, but I thought I'd give it a whirl, so did it using the TriX...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 3,767
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Victorian tombs, Kensal Green Cemetery, London....

Victorian tombs, Kensal Green Cemetery, London.

This was the first of the garden cemeteries built in London, with numerous extraordinary mausoleums and tombs in numerous styles - here you have...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Kodak prices its bulk film at a considerable...

Kodak prices its bulk film at a considerable premium to roll film, which makes little sense but it's the same everywhere.

If I see something like this I just buy the cheaper option, often happens...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,211
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have a Leica III with all the improvements over...

I have a Leica III with all the improvements over the Leica II. It works relatively well, and was serviced 18 months ago. I would not dream of using it as a daily camera and comes out on special...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,186
Views: 425,829
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Balda Pontina with Meyer Gorlitz 105mm f4.5...

Balda Pontina with Meyer Gorlitz 105mm f4.5 Trioplan. When you take a 6x9 then wind on only 4.5cm. TriX at 1600 in HC110 B

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/langley-1-of-1.jpg?w=2048
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 831
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That looks great, and immensely reasonable!

That looks great, and immensely reasonable!
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,783
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely story and a great connection. Do you feel...

Lovely story and a great connection. Do you feel it gives you a sense of wanting to do it justice? - I have a camera belonging to a friend who is a very fine film photographer, and it does make me...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I suspect David's establishment is probably of...

I suspect David's establishment is probably of the moderately grand type, so most likely to have a cook general, housemaid, keeper and valet rather than butler. The valet would probably double up as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 709
Views: 80,722
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Answering b - I use the 35mm f2.8 Biogon on my M5...

Answering b - I use the 35mm f2.8 Biogon on my M5 with absoutely no issue.

To the extent you can check the metering (a 1.35v battery and an app or working camera for the meter). There should be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My brief involvement with the world of RR and...

My brief involvement with the world of RR and Bentley classics was that the cheaper ones were doubly expensive.

After restoring or running 5 classics I have learned that the enjoyment of others'...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gallery daily uploads - too many?

Not singling out anyone, but I thought there was a limit of 5 per day per person. Just looked and someone has managed a cool 15 today.

Apart from pushing others photos so far back it's difficult to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,107
Views: 896,341
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The Bessa RF folder arrived today - a thing of...

The Bessa RF folder arrived today - a thing of engineering beauty. I just wish the vendor had mentioned slow slow shutter speeds, this level of non-disclosure especially from dealers drives me nuts....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The Big Six. We forget too often that Austin made...

The Big Six. We forget too often that Austin made some excellent upscale vehicles pre-war. Most of the named cars have their names taken from towns local to me - so Iver, , Burnham, Eton, Windsor,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 709
Views: 80,722
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Since buying my M5 I've hardly used my M3 at all....

Since buying my M5 I've hardly used my M3 at all. I love the metering (especially now with the correct 1.35 battery), the ergonomics are superb and the build quality is tank like. It has the mass to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,613
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
With one exception - daylight vs tungsten...

With one exception - daylight vs tungsten balanced film.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,613
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
AMEN brother!

AMEN brother!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,613
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sad but true Michael. My cousin had a different...

Sad but true Michael. My cousin had a different approach in that she posted me all the old photos of family and cars she didn't recognise, as I, as an amateur photographer and car nut would no doubt...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 11,986
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I am hindered by my lack of talent, a certain...

I am hindered by my lack of talent, a certain dilenttantism that sees me flit around without real application, and a lack of patience.

I suspect none of those will be changing any time soon, but I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,613
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wrestling with a pre-war Balda Pontina folder...

Wrestling with a pre-war Balda Pontina folder today I have to dissent from the notion of film being easy to shoot, at least on that! A curious and rather joyless experience. Oh for some buttons and...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Vielen Dank! Always fun to have humour in German...

Vielen Dank! Always fun to have humour in German pronunciation. Last year my choir performed Beethoven's Ninth with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and we were taught correct pronunciation by the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 893
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My Rolleiflex is my default film MF camera for...

My Rolleiflex is my default film MF camera for travel, and if I liked the results better it would be my Zeiss Super Ikonta 534/16 6x6 folder (not a fan of the Tessar on it).

I did have a Pentax 67...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 281
Views: 25,807
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Certainly a very distinctive boat!

Certainly a very distinctive boat!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,143
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Use the camera you find the easiest to use...

Use the camera you find the easiest to use instinctively and concentrate on the picture not the equipment.

Or if you must, emulate your hero and use what they use.

The rest is all about your eyes,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,107
Views: 896,341
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That looks fun carbo 73! I have had a good few...

That looks fun carbo 73!

I have had a good few months, but I succumbed today to a Voigtlander Bessa RF with 105mm Heliar f3.5 (IIRC). I was sorely tempted by an art deco Zeiss Super Ikonta 530/2 in...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 728
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Interesting! I swapped the 1.5v battery in my...

Interesting!

I swapped the 1.5v battery in my Leica M5 for a 1.35v and the result was a different value at that time.

It's all magic anyway.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 728
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Is that the same in varying light conditions...

Is that the same in varying light conditions (dark, normal, bright)?
Forum: Optics Theory - 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,919
Views: 1,743,377
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Having some fun in the dying light in my autumn...

Having some fun in the dying light in my autumn garden. All shot wide open.

Acers - with Fujinon 55mm f2.2...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's my thought too and the house might have...

That's my thought too and the house might have gone a bit below but the thermostat showed 15C.

I'm genuinely at a loss as to why there would be so much precipitate and so little life in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Strange tidings. I went away for a few days and...

Strange tidings. I went away for a few days and the agent trying to let my house managed somehow to trip the main fuse. So for three days no heating. Later, with a film to be developed, I mixed the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II, Mayfair. Leica...

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II, Mayfair.

Leica M5
Zeiss Biogon C 35mm f2.8
Ilford Delta 400 at 200, Perceptol 1:2 10...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 731
Views: 160,774
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I love that Larry! Vintage elephants!

I love that Larry! Vintage elephants!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
If they were taken in Oktober - leastways I have...

If they were taken in Oktober - leastways I have a few more to post too.

That is gorgeous by the way!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have one with my Kodak Retina Reflex III - not...

I have one with my Kodak Retina Reflex III - not a camera I use much but the lens is gorgeous (as is the 35mm Curtagon - an absolute gem). It has a beautiful rendering and as you say it doesn't hit...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-31-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I know exactly what you mean about the liberating...

I know exactly what you mean about the liberating effects. I had a good wander today with my Zorki, a wee bit lighter than my M5 that it alternated with. I might find a Kiev and have a play with it,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-31-2019
Replies: 1,355
Views: 268,078
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My Zorki 3M with KMZ Zeiss finder copy. Such a...

My Zorki 3M with KMZ Zeiss finder copy. Such a pretty thing and it works perfectly (to date).

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/zorki3m-1-of-1.jpg?w=2048
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-30-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Oh, a bullseye Contarex!

Oh, a bullseye Contarex!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have a Zeiss Super Ikonta IV, which looks to...

I have a Zeiss Super Ikonta IV, which looks to have the same rangefinder viewfinder as the III. To be honest, it's better than a Barnack Leica but squinting is the name of the game and really I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-30-2019
Replies: 540
Views: 50,005
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Deviationist...

Deviationist priorities

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/marxloo-1-of-1.jpg?w=2048
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-29-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,808
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Oh well...

Oh well...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-29-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,808
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Looks like PMK Pyro developing too - lovely!

Looks like PMK Pyro developing too - lovely!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-29-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13,406
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had an experiment with some N74 in my Werra 3,...

I had an experiment with some N74 in my Werra 3, using PMK Pyro to develop the film. Shot at 250 I used the time Chris Crawford recommended for HP5+ (similar in so many ways). Apart from lovely...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-28-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Comrade Custard, a Trabant Kombi and the Grey...

Comrade Custard, a Trabant Kombi and the Grey Wartburg, both post-Mauerfall end of era.

Werra 3
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.8
Orwo N74 in PMK-Pyro 1-2-100...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-28-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Beautiful photos Brambling, Vnukov and Pioneer -...

Beautiful photos Brambling, Vnukov and Pioneer - immensely atmospheric.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-28-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Right, I did a shoot of a few things at Highgate...

Right, I did a shoot of a few things at Highgate Cemetery last week, all with Eastern bloc cameras and two with eastern bloc films. The last has just been developed in PMK Pyro, it being Orwo N74,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,871
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I know, I just couldn't resist...

I know, I just couldn't resist...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,871
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My normal combination when shooting large...

My normal combination when shooting large format.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/littlenlarge-1-of-1.jpg?w=2048
Forum: Travel 10-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 710
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Larry - these are splendid - thank you for such a...

Larry - these are splendid - thank you for such a lovely set of photos of such a unique and historic event.

As to the Jaguar - the owner must have been off his rocker to mix an old XJ40 with salt...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-27-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,355
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fabulous! That's a great image.

Fabulous! That's a great image.
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-27-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 8,166
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Go for it!

Go for it!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-27-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Simple, clear concise Chris - thanks.

Simple, clear concise Chris - thanks.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-26-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's exquisite Colton - beautiful slightly...

That's exquisite Colton - beautiful slightly muted colours but so so nice!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,572
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My longest camera was the Pentax 67 with 300mm...

My longest camera was the Pentax 67 with 300mm lens, 2x multipliers and two sets of macro tubes. Problem is, it rather sagged so was probably most ill used too.

As to used, I think my 1933 Leica III...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-26-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I would have thought lenses for the Horsemann or...

I would have thought lenses for the Horsemann or Linhof Technika 6x9 format cameras would be ideal (and somewhat out of fashion so relatively cheap for top drawer optics). Lots to choose from in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-26-2019
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Not as much old as not new, my Alfa GT Coupe 3.2...

Not as much old as not new, my Alfa GT Coupe 3.2 V6 24V. The last of the great Busso engined Alfas - a thing of beauty when right, and one of the biggest PITAs I've ever owned (and I've had three...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Bit more fixing required as Bill says, the area...

Bit more fixing required as Bill says, the area of the film in the grooves of the developing reel is the last to complete. I get it on occasion, especially if I've had a loading disaster and ended up...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-25-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'd entirely forgotten about Foma, what an idiot!...

I'd entirely forgotten about Foma, what an idiot! Just discovered that the Lomography Potsdam (Re-spooled Orwo uN54) is also available in 120.

I'll see if I can get a roll before Monday.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2019
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What a lovely set of tones and a really nice...

What a lovely set of tones and a really nice photograph. That is some result for an instant pic!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2019
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice Derek! First time I've ever seen a 541...

Very nice Derek! First time I've ever seen a 541 - R or otherwise!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-25-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Time to unleash the beast for a multiple Iron...

Time to unleash the beast for a multiple Iron curtain car shoot on Monday. Shame there's no 120 film that I can find from parts east but that's photographic...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-25-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 4,994
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Apart from a J3 I think I'm done with this...

Apart from a J3 I think I'm done with this territory. The adaptations of the original Leica copies are altogether more interesting to me, and I don't need or want more than one.

I'm going to get the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-24-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 4,994
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I put my first film through it this week and the...

I put my first film through it this week and the results are superb. All speeds down to 1/10th work correctly (I'll never use that or below in real life) and the lens is really lovely - just needs a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-24-2019
Replies: 2,738
Views: 803,798
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-24-2019
Replies: 978
Views: 190,952
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Pentudian - it really is a most beautiful...

Thanks Pentudian - it really is a most beautiful station and I was blown away by the quality of the Retina Reflex 35mm lens (50mm Xenon is pretty good too).
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 16,052
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The only regret I have selling my M6 over a year...

The only regret I have selling my M6 over a year ago is a profit foregone. I hated the metering and much much prefer my M3. I also hate the metering on my FM2n but love that on my FE.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,604
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Something else to try and lovely to see a real...

Something else to try and lovely to see a real film rather than some long lost roll of X ray film found in a bunker in Austria...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-24-2019
Replies: 978
Views: 190,952
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Paddington Station. Kodak Retina Reflex III,...

Paddington Station. Kodak Retina Reflex III, Schneider Retina Curtagon 35mm f2.8, Kodak Portra...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Pulled film and reciprocity failure calculations

I ask this question gingerly, mostly through fear of being shown to be horribly wrong, but here goes.

Many of the developers I use give better results with films pulled to a lower EI - so Erik's...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-23-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My Zorki 3M performed absolutely flawlessly, the...

My Zorki 3M performed absolutely flawlessly, the only exposure wrong was one I knew I was taking a chance on, and I could have done with a better contrast patch. All shutter speeds correct and the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-23-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Highgate Cemetery, Horatio to the dying...

Highgate Cemetery, Horatio to the dying Hamlet.

Zorki 4, Jupiter 8 50mm f2, Tasma NK2 at 80EI

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/hamlet-1-of-1.jpg?w=2048
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-23-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The FP4+ at 80EI in Pmk Pyro is beautiful -...

The FP4+ at 80EI in Pmk Pyro is beautiful - probably my favourite so far. Shot on my Zorki 3M with Jupiter 8 50mm - at f2.8, the statue of Brunel in his mighty glass vaults at Paddington Station,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-23-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wow - spectacular Pioneer! Whereabouts is that?

Wow - spectacular Pioneer! Whereabouts is that?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,071
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm getting GAS looking at these beauties.

I'm getting GAS looking at these beauties.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-23-2019
Replies: 459
Views: 122,627
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very beautiful Colton - the latter does look a...

Very beautiful Colton - the latter does look a little less saturated though.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had an M3 which had the similar effect with a...

I had an M3 which had the similar effect with a 90mm Summicron, but which was fine on my M2. All other lenses were fine.

I think with wear and age the original tolerances have weakened. If the lens...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-23-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Amazing, for the first time in a year I had not...

Amazing, for the first time in a year I had not one but two kippers this week. The rest I find rather salty nowadays.

Interesting link, thanks!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-22-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The closest food gets to Pyro is when I'm having...

The closest food gets to Pyro is when I'm having a cup of coffee. Fortunately I have tons of top space so it goes nowhere near the food prep area.

Hopefully I'll have a roll of FP4+ to get in the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Karl himself, Highgate Cemetery, northfacing and...

Karl himself, Highgate Cemetery, northfacing and direct sun behind. Whoever put him there needs liquidating.

Zorki 4 not allowing me to select 1/60th and slow speeds a bit slow. Tasma NK2 100 iso....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Tasma NKII 100 in the Zorki 4 and Orwo N74 in the...

Tasma NKII 100 in the Zorki 4 and Orwo N74 in the Werra. The Photographers Gallery in London has a very eclectic selection of films for sale. I had hoped to find some Sverna there but they only had...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just back from a revolutionary outing with my...

Just back from a revolutionary outing with my three Kommie Kameras, loaded with film from the fruits of socialist labour, and shot some Kommie scenes. I didn't even get lost so no bourgeois...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-21-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,601
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The amount of good photography in this world is...

The amount of good photography in this world is tiny. I make no pretence to being anything other than someone who can work out an exposure and employ some compositional capability. Rather sadly I...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-21-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I once did a comparison test between a 1950s...

I once did a comparison test between a 1950s Zeiss Flektogon 35mm f2.8 (Werra mount) and a 2016 Zeiss Biogon 35mm f2.8. But for better flare resistance and a slight degree of extra colour I was hard...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Looks lovely, albeit a very small file! So far...

Looks lovely, albeit a very small file!

So far the only downside I see is the lower film speed required, not an issue most of the year but starting to be one now as autumn moves apace.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-20-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I think to date I'm happiest with Tmax2 (I'll try...

I think to date I'm happiest with Tmax2 (I'll try some FP4 too), and I can't ever remember getting such details in highlights like these skies....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-19-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's excellent Colton. The Jupiter 12 is a...

That's excellent Colton. The Jupiter 12 is a great lens and despite some uplifts recently, superb value too.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-19-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Perhaps time to take out my Zorki 3M. I'll need...

Perhaps time to take out my Zorki 3M. I'll need to find a small soviet hammer to adjust the cold shoe grip as the poor old KMZ Zeiss finder copy is exceptionally loose (whereas I can hardly get it in...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The plastic one is high quality, fits perfectly...

The plastic one is high quality, fits perfectly and does the job. It does not feel in any way inferior. It's glass where it matters.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
You can also use the Version 1 on your M mounts...

You can also use the Version 1 on your M mounts with a cheap adapter (not rangefinder coupled so you can find the cheapest available).

OTOH the Version 3 is rangefinder coupled so focus is easier in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-17-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 15,626
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The 15mm Heliar is a superb little lens and in...

The 15mm Heliar is a superb little lens and in screw mount form (with included finder) a serious bargain. It is sharp, precise, largely distortion free and like having a portable pinhole. The minimum...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-17-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I suspect he'll perish from two stroke...

I suspect he'll perish from two stroke inhalation.

He runs a quad-cam air cooled V8 Tatra as his main classic. With swing axles and an engine behind the rear wheels I'm surprised he's still with us!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-17-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Dug out my mildly mis-firing Carl Zeiss Jena...

Dug out my mildly mis-firing Carl Zeiss Jena Werra 3 as I promised to photograph a friend who is currently preparing his Trabant to drive it over to the former East Germany in November. He is as mad...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-16-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,604
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've seen the results from one photographer...

I've seen the results from one photographer testing it. It's superb.
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-15-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,808
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
There is one thing to be said for the aperture...

There is one thing to be said for the aperture controls on the early lenses though - you can't easily move them by mistake, as I often do with the later ones.

That said, the Summaron is a beautiful...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-15-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,808
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely. I shall use my Elmar 3.5cm a bit more...

Lovely. I shall use my Elmar 3.5cm a bit more often when my VIOOH finder turns up.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,604
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes indeedy.

Yes indeedy.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-14-2019
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely Ted! I've never owned one but I've driven...

Lovely Ted! I've never owned one but I've driven several over the years on sprint courses and they are absolutely fabulous. Which engine?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-14-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
This is an entirely unsharpened in any way (other...

This is an entirely unsharpened in any way (other than manual dust spot removal) straight out of V800 using the normal holder with anti-Newton glass. It's Fuji Pro400H from a Mamiya RB67. This was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-13-2019
Replies: 1,559
Views: 199,432
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Canal boat staffy after a broadside in good...

Canal boat staffy after a broadside in good humour.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74341/med_U74341I1570980386.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Tried some HP5+ too, it's not great photography...

Tried some HP5+ too, it's not great photography weather and I am very uninspired and fed up with waiting for a house sale that doesn't happen. But I liked the results of the developer.

The last of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-12-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 4,098
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Old Beech pollard, Burnham Beeches last summer....

Old Beech pollard, Burnham Beeches last summer. Bronica RF645, 45mm f4 Ilford FP4+ in Fx39 1:9

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/tree-then-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720

And now Nikon FM2n,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-12-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 979
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Shot recently in...

Shot recently in BW

Biogon

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74341/med_U74341I1567311655.SEQ.0.jpg

Summicron C...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-12-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 979
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have the Biogon 35mm f2.8 and have had the...

I have the Biogon 35mm f2.8 and have had the Leica 40mm C Summicron, which by all repute is no different to the Rokkor. While I normally prefer the 40mm focal length, I would always choose the Zeiss...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-12-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What a beautiful thing.

What a beautiful thing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,195
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'd say the ratio I saw of Chimping to Pentaxing...

I'd say the ratio I saw of Chimping to Pentaxing was about 100:1. But then, shooting moving cars with film is not particularly rewarding (I have tried so many times) and with a 50mm in that spot they...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,126
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I took my FM2n out yesterday to finish the roll....

I took my FM2n out yesterday to finish the roll. What has always struck me about Nikon gear is how well it is made, how good a job Nikon engineers did to make cameras that were ergonomic and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2019
Replies: 1,861
Views: 292,842
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Morgan by Morgan. Early Plus 8 on Orchards,...

Morgan by Morgan. Early Plus 8 on Orchards, Prescott Hill Climb Autumn Classic.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74341/med_U74341I1570827581.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,195
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Letting the side down, each had a Pentax K1000...

Letting the side down, each had a Pentax K1000 but at the end of each shot of a car competing, they synchro chimped in perfect...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,126
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I find my Rolleicord to have the least butch...

I find my Rolleicord to have the least butch shutter sound, with the 'flexes not far behind. The Leica III and the Zorkis I have make a sound that reminds me of cocking the bolt on a Lee Enfield .303...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,195
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
As reported, a young man with Exakta (and Weston...

As reported, a young man with Exakta (and Weston meter) at a classic car event. The film chimpers are on my as yet undeveloped colour...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just exquisite negatives. I know Tmax400 is a...

Just exquisite negatives. I know Tmax400 is a stunning film, and I was shooting with my beautiful 105mm Nikkor DC f2, but the results are above that.

Yankee Doodles on stilts, Prescott Hill Climb...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A roll of Tmax400 at 200 just out of the tank....

A roll of Tmax400 at 200 just out of the tank. Proper dilutions this time, done using Chris's guidance on Tmax (I shaved 30 secs off the end to reflect the slightly greater exposure at 200 rather...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Chris - the camera's now loaded with HP5...

Thanks Chris - the camera's now loaded with HP5 and I will not muck up the dilution again. Your guidance steered me well away from heffalump traps (except of my own making!).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Under a bit, but those highlight tones are...

Under a bit, but those highlight tones are exquisite. The home of Nescafe nears its end at Hayes. From the train with an Olympus 35RD, Bergger Pancro 400 at 400 in PMK Pyro 1+2+300 for 18 minutes at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2019
Replies: 9,107
Views: 896,341
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A rather wonderful one too! I've got the cam for...

A rather wonderful one too! I've got the cam for the 150mm but I'd rather focus by eye.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A horrible feeling went through my mind as I just...

A horrible feeling went through my mind as I just looked at the negatives hanging to dry. I used the PMK recipe for Bergger at 400 from Bergger itself and the images look very under. Then I realised...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Moersch alkaline fixer arrived today so were it...

Moersch alkaline fixer arrived today so were it not for some house viewings (selling a house is a royal PITA) I'd have got going already. I'm assuming it's like normal fixer in that you mix it and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,643
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
After going all round the country my N75 has just...

After going all round the country my N75 has just started its return journey to Germany without ever hitting my mail box.

The importer is clearly running things in an amateur way, not giving...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-06-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,824
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Hopefully, after a mahoosive courier muck up, I...

Hopefully, after a mahoosive courier muck up, I should get hold of my stock of Orwo N75, made by the successor company to the Agfa plant in East Germany. Even though it's a bit unreliable I'll put a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,051
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I can only concur. Now my favourite combination...

I can only concur. Now my favourite combination by far.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,051
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Try and keep the temperatures of each stage of...

Try and keep the temperatures of each stage of the process the same. It's a large change in temperature that causes it, not just heating up.

In developing grain is brought out by length of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,572
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Of my return to film cameras my Rolleiflex 3.5F...

Of my return to film cameras my Rolleiflex 3.5F has had the most consistent use followed by my Leica M3. Of my lenses, I have owned my Zuiko 50mm f1.8 and my Zuiko 28mm f2.8 for 36 years, and they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,195
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Returning to the original theme, I was at the...

Returning to the original theme, I was at the Bugatti Owner's Club autumn meet at their hill climb today. Lots of old cars and lots of people out with their cameras. I normally take a Rolleiflex and...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-04-2019
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,578
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Off to the last meet of the year at the Bugatti...

Off to the last meet of the year at the Bugatti Owners Club. Now, as always, faffing about camera and lens choice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,195
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ok! A pro friend used to shoot concerts with...

Ok!

A pro friend used to shoot concerts with film and got similar results. It can be done.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,195
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's superb Ted!

That's superb Ted!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks! I'll start with the normal first and see...

Thanks! I'll start with the normal first and see how it goes.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,195
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That really has been my experience. Just...

That really has been my experience. Just wandering around with a Rolleiflex or a Leica at old car events I have been offered three dark rooms, several cameras and much reminiscing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm officially intrigued.

I'm officially intrigued.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks all, pure water it shall be. Pashmo - I...

Thanks all, pure water it shall be.

Pashmo - I ordered some from Fotoimpex on Monday, I always find them to be very well priced (especially film) and as or even more rapid than most UK suppliers,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Pashmo that would be most kind, thank you!

Pashmo that would be most kind, thank you!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Hooray! PMK arrived today, but I have to wait for...

Hooray! PMK arrived today, but I have to wait for the Alkaline fix to arrive from Germany, as the only UK supplier had none in stock, and would have to order it in.

A question on stop bath - I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,195
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Well said. In London twice in the last...

Well said.

In London twice in the last fortnight I've seen people using Nikon F2s for street photography and had a coffee shop barista (it always seems to be them) compliment me on my Leicaflex and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,627
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely shot Jeremy!

Lovely shot Jeremy!
Forum: RFF Polls 09-29-2019
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,578
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I went up to London to look at and photograph the...

I went up to London to look at and photograph the recent Battle of Britain memorial, got caught up in a large demonstration of ex-army bikers, and then did some street photography in Soho. Upside was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,364
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely shots all - particularly enjoyed Chris's...

Lovely shots all - particularly enjoyed Chris's ones developed in PMK and Deardorff's in Pyrocat HD.

A recent shot using FP4+ from 25 years ago. Emma Hamilton Rose, Summilux R 80mm f1.4 (shot at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,260
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Minolta X500 etc are lovely and light and the...

Minolta X500 etc are lovely and light and the manual mode in the X500 is superb. With 45mm lens it weighs in at 660g.

The Olympus OM2n with 50mm f1.8 is 750g.

If you can find a decent one, the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-27-2019
Replies: 540
Views: 50,005
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It looks it. Chilterns Open Air Museum Leica R7,...

It looks it. Chilterns Open Air Museum

Leica R7, Summilux 80mm R f1.4, Fujicolor C200

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74341/med_U74341I1569614727.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Good question! Although you do have negatives you...

Good question! Although you do have negatives you can wet print later (my plan when, if!, I move).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Chris, Deardorff and dtcls100. I have all...

Thanks Chris, Deardorff and dtcls100. I have all the safety kit, although the Bergger PMK I've ordered is liquid. I need to track down some alkaline fixer too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
As I have a fairly large stock of Bergger Pancro...

As I have a fairly large stock of Bergger Pancro floating around I'll start with PMK Pyro and see how that goes. When I next order in stuff from Fotoimpex I'll get some Moersch, but I'll research...
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