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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 265
Views: 23,892
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-97LW5F2/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-97LW5F2/0/4e08a92f/O/Photo%2049584.jpg


HMS Trincomalee
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 785
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks; fwiw, I used a piece of string until I...

Thanks; fwiw, I used a piece of string until I found that chain thingy.


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 785
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-Vkb9VfG/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-Vkb9VfG/0/30468ae2/L/Label-L.jpg

And you can write on the back of the card the date the film went in etc. etc...

Regards, David
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Day Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,577
Posted By David Hughes
Once upon a time, when we were very young, every...

Once upon a time, when we were very young, every other shop sold film and you'd see it everywhere. Nowadays they don't and there's no real camera shops about and so they think it doesn't exist any...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,647
Views: 280,616
Posted By David Hughes
If you like the looks of this Triumph Mayflower...

If you like the looks of this Triumph Mayflower then do a search for pictures of the four door bigger version called the Triumph Renown; with luck you'll find a picture of the longer version designed...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Days Ago
Replies: 130
Views: 2,991
Posted By David Hughes
OTOH, building cameras and lenses that last for...

OTOH, building cameras and lenses that last for decades with only a minimal amount of attention etc is not exactly taking advantage of their customers.

I've had my CL for decades and still use it,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 629
Posted By David Hughes
"Adjusting" for silver oxide batteries might just...

"Adjusting" for silver oxide batteries might just mean fitting a diode into the camera's meter circuit. Then a same size 1˝v battery could be used.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 700
Posted By David Hughes
If I remember correctly the Minolta 40mm was made...

If I remember correctly the Minolta 40mm was made by Minolta and the Leica version was made in Germany. Again, IIRF, there was an article about them being made by a sub-contractor in Germany but I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Days Ago
Replies: 130
Views: 2,991
Posted By David Hughes
Here's a line of thought worth following; many...

Here's a line of thought worth following; many years ago Leica wanted to up date things and got together with Minolta. That joint venture gave us the M5, the CL and a range of SLR's ending with the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Days Ago
Replies: 130
Views: 2,991
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly and part of that allure is being...

Exactly and part of that allure is being expensive. Would you buy a Leica lens if it was brand new and dirt cheap? Think what it would do to your (self) image...

I mean, like, do you want to end...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, It sounds as though the clutch for the take...

Hi,


It sounds as though the clutch for the take up is slipping but I've not got a IIIg and so can't say how it should be tightened. Sorry that I can't say more.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 826
Posted By David Hughes
What they like in this part of the world is to...

What they like in this part of the world is to buy a bit of land from two neighbours; meaning the bit in between the houses. Then they build two semi's* in the plot.


The lucky ones have a house a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,647
Views: 280,616
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, And that reminded me of their small...

Hi,


And that reminded me of their small straight six of (?) 1600 cc but whatever became of it?


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,252
Posted By David Hughes
Very wise; what it costs to service one and the...

Very wise; what it costs to service one and the time it takes to be told they can't get the part can be a shock. Even a simple thing like a new watch glass can cost an arm and a leg.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,252
Posted By David Hughes
That's a word you only see in crosswords these...

That's a word you only see in crosswords these days...


Regards, David


PS I found one of the old watch faces a few weeks go, I wonder if I should put it on ebay but it might lead to a nasty fraud.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,076
Posted By David Hughes
I've just looked on ebay and Paterson tanks seem...

I've just looked on ebay and Paterson tanks seem to sell from about two pounds.



I bought one at about that price, with a Kaiser thermometer both new in box, for a friend a while ago.



Regards,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By David Hughes
Buying with ebay means you have to factor in the...

Buying with ebay means you have to factor in the PayPal charges as well and both charge based on the selling price plus post and packing (P&P as abbreviated here in the UK).

So 15% is a fair but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,076
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, FWIW, I bought my Paterson tank when I was...

Hmmm, FWIW, I bought my Paterson tank when I was still at school ( 60 to 65 years ago) and have used no other make but have upgraded to the "System 4" tank once I stopped using 120. During that time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,252
Posted By David Hughes
When I was 14 or 15 I had a holiday job sweeping...

When I was 14 or 15 I had a holiday job sweeping up in a factory that repaired watches for the Govt. I often swept up watch faces and took a couple home to show people. They were black with white...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By David Hughes
A small point but... Some rangefinders have the...

A small point but...

Some rangefinders have the scale in feet and some in metres and some both. So best to check and seer that the RF chosen matches the scale on the camera and has the same...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,669
Posted By David Hughes
Another factor is the stupidity of buyers. Do a...

Another factor is the stupidity of buyers.

Do a search on ebay and you'll get results for BIN and auctions. But people will often bid way above BIN prices in auctions. I've made offers and had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 244
Views: 12,322
Posted By David Hughes
None of them and all of them... Regards, David

None of them and all of them...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 897
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, It took a while to find but I knew I had a...

Hi,

It took a while to find but I knew I had a note of the early lenses used on the Ur Leica somewhere.

It seems the first lens tried was a 50mm f/3.5 Kino Tessar,

then a 42mm macro-summar and/or...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I did some research once, based on lists of...

Hi,


I did some research once, based on lists of stolen Leica cameras, and, in a nutshell, they usually had a lens on them from the same year or the one earlier.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,414
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, And for those who like the Trip 35 and the...

Hi,


And for those who like the Trip 35 and the XA's style the XA1 is very nice successor and no batteries required, either...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,152
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Wow! A happy ending to a story... What I...

Hi,


Wow! A happy ending to a story...


What I like about the CL is that, once you've got both lenses, there's no more temptation to buy lots more and worry about having the right one. And they are...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 361
Posted By David Hughes
Page 6 of the Leica CL instruction manual...

Page 6 of the Leica CL instruction manual says:-


"When using lenses from the LEICA M system, note the information leaflet No 120-50."


A copy of the leaflet (as a pdf) used to be available but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 6,006
Posted By David Hughes
There's always next week...

There's always next week...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,137
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Far better is to go on taking pictures and...

Hi,


Far better is to go on taking pictures and quit worrying about it. I often look at how many hits my snaps get and wonder what on earth people see in the pictures but the stat's say they are...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 2,738
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-KpndFt...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-KpndFtx/0/9061091f/XL/Photo%2010%20%2B%2B-XL.jpg


York Minster, an Olympus XA2 photo...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 2,738
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Shuttleworth/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Shuttleworth/i-MSBZpGk/0/6912caef/X2/Photo%2032-X2.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 265
Views: 23,892
Posted By David Hughes
It's amazing and very pleasing the number of old...

It's amazing and very pleasing the number of old or elderly ships about and still afloat. And a good thing too.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,531
Posted By David Hughes
When I did air shows I carried two cameras...

When I did air shows I carried two cameras because you need a tele lens for planes flying but a WA or Std for things happening on the ground and may not have time to swap lenses and so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,137
Posted By David Hughes
There's a lot of people about who haven't got a...

There's a lot of people about who haven't got a photographer's eye but who do have a book about their kind of photography and have memorised the sort of picture they like so that they can do minor...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By David Hughes
And these days with digital cameras and phones...

And these days with digital cameras and phones there are literally hundreds of thousands of photo's and so on. Just wait a few years and be very selective.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,152
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, FWIW (Cont'd), the meter arm has a...

Hi,


FWIW (Cont'd), the meter arm has a mechanical connection, that has been reported as a source of problems; usually solved by cleaning, IRC.


Regards, David


PS Had my CL for decades and I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,152
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Lucky you. FWIW, when Leica moved away from...

Hi,


Lucky you. FWIW, when Leica moved away from MK Newton Ellis and Co took over care of my CL.


Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 7,562
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Yes, completely different. There's manuals...

Hi,


Yes, completely different. There's manuals all over the www to look at and see just what a nice package the serious ones were. Look here,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 816
Posted By David Hughes
And kitchen sink makes a perfect water...

And kitchen sink makes a perfect water bath.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 715
Posted By David Hughes
I hope they don't read the opening post...

I hope they don't read the opening post...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By David Hughes
The number of pixels comes into it; assuming a...

The number of pixels comes into it; assuming a pixel is a dot when printed then 300 pixels or dots to the inch (dpi) is very high quality and 200 is OK. I've also printed at 100 dpi to see what...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 1,661
Posted By David Hughes
A lot of people seem happy with the O series...

A lot of people seem happy with the O series clone and its modern lens. And one of two digital limited editions turn up from time to time as silly/affordable prices.


At least the O series was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 265
Views: 23,892
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-pghJCks/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-pghJCks/0/0a846871/O/P1010250.jpg


HMS Trincomalee

By a quirk of fate it was built for a war in 1817 but the war ended before it was ready and it was never...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 7,562
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, 1, I do not live in Birmingham and not many...

Hi,

1, I do not live in Birmingham and not many RFF visitors and users do; so I think my point is valid. I would be a very happy bunny if I could buy all the film and batteries I like/need locally...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By David Hughes
It might be easier to get a tripod that has one...

It might be easier to get a tripod that has one built in...


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, My point was that I was surprised it hadn't...

Hi,

My point was that I was surprised it hadn't been mentioned when other makes had. Not to point out that it was superior or anything, just surprise...

As I can see one as I type I searched for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,647
Views: 280,616
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-x8XMQj...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-x8XMQj2/0/0e3b6821/XL/14238-XL.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/APS/i-z89hw6G/0/824f779f/XL/Contax%20Tix%2024-XL.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 536
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-tqRKGv...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-tqRKGvS/0/ea64eb82/O/Moon%202.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 7,562
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting that no one has mentioned the Olympus...

Interesting that no one has mentioned the Olympus SLR's that were bridge cameras and released in the late 90's. They are called iS and some number in this country, eg Olympus iS-3000.

I think they...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By David Hughes
The trouble with most of these p&s's etc is few...

The trouble with most of these p&s's etc is few of them let you know what the exposure is. So there no way you can compare lenses.


Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,313
Posted By David Hughes
And don't forget Jane Bown. Look at the self...

And don't forget Jane Bown. Look at the self portrait at the end of these photo's. It's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 7,562
Posted By David Hughes
Huss, The problem is not the batteries...

Huss,

The problem is not the batteries themselves but the various rules and regulations that make them difficult and expensive. In this country you can't send a lot of types of batteries in the post...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,114
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, very interestng. Regards, David

Thanks, very interestng.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,114
Posted By David Hughes
True but I mentioned the price of the camera a...

True but I mentioned the price of the camera a while ago, add in a few (say 3 or 4) modern Leica lenses to use the 24 megapixels and the costs start going wild. Then there's a printer, I don't know...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 7,562
Posted By David Hughes
FWIW, my comments have been based on experience...

FWIW, my comments have been based on experience and I have the bills to prove it. And I have been buying batteries for cameras since the 1960's.



Regards, David
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,114
Posted By David Hughes
True but a balanced response would be best...

True but a balanced response would be best surely? There's both for and against...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,114
Posted By David Hughes
Agreed and since the Leica new is about six...

Agreed and since the Leica new is about six thousand pounds here, plus a few lenses, I think/thought my point was obvious.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,114
Posted By David Hughes
A lot of us have film cameras and you can buy a...

A lot of us have film cameras and you can buy a lot of B&W film for the price of these digital paragons...


Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 7,562
Posted By David Hughes
The trouble, or perhaps the point, is that some...

The trouble, or perhaps the point, is that some batteries are expensive for some cameras and have to be disposable batteries. You have to take them on trust and they can fail after being dropped or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By David Hughes
Fascinating that no one has mentioned Paterson's...

Fascinating that no one has mentioned Paterson's tanks. They came as a system and so you could do one 35mm length in the smallest version and several mixed formats in the tallest. and somewhere in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,311
Posted By David Hughes
I seem to remember the USSR did this with some...

I seem to remember the USSR did this with some Leitz and CZ lenses in the 30's and 40's...


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By David Hughes
Larry and Godfrey, Thanks, I guessed it would...

Larry and Godfrey,


Thanks, I guessed it would be 120 and 35mm but thought it best to ask.



Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 7,562
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Despite having a lot of Minolta SLR's in the...

Hi,

Despite having a lot of Minolta SLR's in the heap I've no experience of the 5 but I will say that their lenses are very good. I wish you hadn't mentioned it; it reminded me that I keep wondering...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By David Hughes
I'm curious as it says on the box that it is the...

I'm curious as it says on the box that it is the first multi format daylight loading etc. But what are the formats, bearing in mind that only 120 and 35mm exist plus home cut 127 and perhaps others...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,562
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly, and they don't have to be Nikons. I've...

Exactly, and they don't have to be Nikons. I've had Minolta, Olympus and Pentax SLR's for a pound or two. There's also a lot of unappreciated lenses out there.


Going for the "pro" cameras is a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,106
Posted By David Hughes
They are working on it... Regards, David

They are working on it...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,106
Posted By David Hughes
I wish it was, it hit 31°C a couple of weeks ago...

I wish it was, it hit 31°C a couple of weeks ago and now is only 26°C outside. Friends in France have been trying to cope with 46°C...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,106
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, This is a very easy question to ask but a...

Hi,

This is a very easy question to ask but a very difficult one to answer.

The problem is that, by the time you notice something is odd, a lot of other things will also need a little TLC. And if...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-16-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By David Hughes
Welcome aboard. This might explain things; as...

Welcome aboard.

This might explain things; as you may know, in the early 30's the USSR copied the Leica Model II and called it the FED. WW2 came along and the FED works were destroyed and so KMZ in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,136
Posted By David Hughes
In their advertising in the 60's Bushnell used to...

In their advertising in the 60's Bushnell used to say that their small (?8 x 20) binoculars were the ones chosen by NASA.


Regards, David
Forum: Olympus RF 06-28-2019
Replies: 149
Views: 46,816
Posted By David Hughes
Surely, after reading all these post you can...

Surely, after reading all these post you can decide one way or the other?

(Edit) There is a review from Modern Photography, November 1979 here:- http://www.diaxa.com/xa.htm

You have to scroll down...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,327
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks. There was a website that would tell you...

Thanks.


There was a website that would tell you the maker and aliases from that number but it seems to have vanished into the usual WWW black hole (sigh).


Perhaps someone else knows what happened...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-27-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,845
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/France/i-rpMDhkF/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/France/i-rpMDhkF/0/93f4e965/XL/France%2002-XL.jpg
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-26-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 1,916
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting discussion; I have often wondered if...

Interesting discussion; I have often wondered if there are parts of drives and media card that are never used because they are at the end - so to speak.


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,327
Posted By David Hughes
What's the 6 digit number printed on the cassette...

What's the 6 digit number printed on the cassette by the bar code, anyone, please?
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-26-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 1,916
Posted By David Hughes
I think the key is the word "lucky" as I've had...

I think the key is the word "lucky" as I've had two fail; one brand new (used for a holiday) and one not so new. I've also lost one, dropped somewhere and never found.


By the way, I put the cards...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,004
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, My comments followed this "I got this m4P...

Hi,


My comments followed this "I got this m4P for Ł700, together with a not very accurate but working MR4( I can calibrate it). The prism can be rebuild here(UK) and the overall cost is still...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 5,237
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks, no offence taken; I just wanted to clear...

Thanks, no offence taken; I just wanted to clear up any misunderstanding...


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-25-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,087
Posted By David Hughes
Yes, and Leica prices follow anything vaguely...

Yes, and Leica prices follow anything vaguely usable on a Leica; 36mm slip on filters and hoods cost a fortune instead of a pound or two like other sizes. Luckily the Chinese hoods are good and...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 1,916
Posted By David Hughes
It's a great pity we have to buy such huge cards;...

It's a great pity we have to buy such huge cards; meaning we damage or lose a lot of pictures when they fail. And by "a lot" I mean about 4,500 to judge by a 16GB card in my LX5.


Regards, David
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 1,916
Posted By David Hughes
Minolta 7000i (film) takes a card like the...

Minolta 7000i (film) takes a card like the SD's...


Regards, David
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 1,916
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting, my first reaction was that it would...

Interesting, my first reaction was that it would probably fire up after being put in and out of card slots a few times; hence my comment about waiting a day in my first post. Experience tells me that...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 1,916
Posted By David Hughes
I'd like to answer that but have broken a finger...

I'd like to answer that but have broken a finger nail trying to open the cover on the M9 and look at the socket. My guess is that it's a normal USB socket but you never know.


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 5,237
Posted By David Hughes
You shouldn't have; FWIW, I was surprised Fuji...

You shouldn't have; FWIW, I was surprised Fuji included an exposure guide in what it clearly aimed at "pro" photographers. Obviously I'd expect it with (say) C200 but there isn't one with...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-25-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,087
Posted By David Hughes
Yes, just look at the price of a 1930's lens hood...

Yes, just look at the price of a 1930's lens hood for the 35mm lens of that vintage. I'd sooner buy a Zorki-2 and have strap lugs and a lens hood for pennies but, well, um...


Regards,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,004
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, yes, but the problem is finding a nice M2,...

Hmmm, yes, but the problem is finding a nice M2, M4 or M4P. In a nutshell that means going to a decent dealer and finding one with a guarantee, testing it with a film and then relaxing or getting it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-25-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,087
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly, and anyone who reads the posts about...

Exactly, and anyone who reads the posts about Leicas on these forums will not get the impression that they are 100% perfect and never fail. And usually they fail for the same reasons as FEDs, Zorkis...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 1,916
Posted By David Hughes
That's good news. We can all sleep at night...

That's good news. We can all sleep at night now...

Just read your previous post about not having the USB cord. I don't know what the situation in your country is but a lot of shops accumulate them...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 1,916
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting; I wonder about putting it in the M8,...

Interesting; I wonder about putting it in the M8, which seems to read/see it OK, and then deleteing a picture to give it the space.


Please don't blame me though...


Regards, David
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 1,916
Posted By David Hughes
I'm sorry you are having such a problem with it,...

I'm sorry you are having such a problem with it, it's something we all dread.


Have you tried putting it back in the M8 and using the lead to connect it with the computer and so on? I assume you can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,217
Posted By David Hughes
Got to agree; so a different SLR and you have a...

Got to agree; so a different SLR and you have a small pocket camera or two and a RF etc. Those three should cover everything...


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-22-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 5,237
Posted By David Hughes
About 10 or 12 years ago I started getting rid of...

About 10 or 12 years ago I started getting rid of all my cameras and checking them before I sold them. I looked for a suitable film, as in cheap and good, because there were a lot of cameras to get...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-22-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By David Hughes
It cuts both ways, I had a Leica part (minor)...

It cuts both ways, I had a Leica part (minor) fitted to a FED once, many years ago, and an Olympus XA with a nasty deep scratch on the sliding cover came back without it and only substituting a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By David Hughes
Those SR44's are silver oxide but LR44's are not....

Those SR44's are silver oxide but LR44's are not. Many will try to sell you LR44's as silver oxide...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-22-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By David Hughes
Nice to see an "Elmax" lens though. Regards,...

Nice to see an "Elmax" lens though.


Regards, David


PS Far too dear, anyway...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,217
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, why not buy the next one you see at under...

Hmmm, why not buy the next one you see at under (say) US$5 ? You might get a pleasant surprise...


Regards, David


PS And don't touch analogue cameras, stick to film ones.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, PX28 is an old mercury battery designation....

Hi,

PX28 is an old mercury battery designation. You can read all about them here:

http://www.smallbattery.company.org.uk/sbc_4sr44.htm?4sr44,DURACELL,PX28

but I don't think he can post them...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 5,237
Posted By David Hughes
Thank you so much for that link, I guess everyone...

Thank you so much for that link, I guess everyone reading it will be downloading it. I loved the exposure guide and can throw away my meters... ;-)


Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-20-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,723
Posted By David Hughes
Nothing like stating the obvious; there are a lot...

Nothing like stating the obvious; there are a lot of Leica M9's about that have had the sensor replaced and are being sold off for silly/low prices.


Assumming 300 dots per inch is exhibition...
Forum: Travel 06-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By David Hughes
A tripod is essential unless going for projected...

A tripod is essential unless going for projected image. Try a few shots of the moon to see what problems handheld throws up...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-17-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,261
Posted By David Hughes
The acid test, imo, would be a print 3ft by 2ft...

The acid test, imo, would be a print 3ft by 2ft or something as large. We are looking at very small* pictures on a screen and there's nothing like a small version of text or image to hide the flaws....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,334
Posted By David Hughes
I guess a warning is needed for this thread as it...

I guess a warning is needed for this thread as it ends with a Zorki 3 being superior to a Leica III; cue several rants...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 624
Posted By David Hughes
Well, I like and use the older MC meter on my M2...

Well, I like and use the older MC meter on my M2 and it only takes a second or two to see if a meter is working because we (all) have digital cameras...


Regards, David


PS And "No Batteries...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-17-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,261
Posted By David Hughes
Everything I have seen suggests film was about 8,...

Everything I have seen suggests film was about 8, 10 or 12 ASA or ISO as we say these days. Tripack colour and three negative colour have been around a lot longer than people think.


Look here for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,152
Posted By David Hughes
There are not many SLR's based on (or a tribute...

There are not many SLR's based on (or a tribute to) Oskar Barnack's designs like that Zenit...


Regards, David
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-16-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By David Hughes
That is sad news, he was one of the best. David

That is sad news, he was one of the best.


David
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,366
Posted By David Hughes
Oskar managed perfectly well with a 40mm Mikro...

Oskar managed perfectly well with a 40mm Mikro Summar on the prototype but settled on 50mm later on. So I'd say the M2 etc. Just don't look in any camera shops and, if travelling in company, send...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By David Hughes
It might be a good idea to scan the print and...

It might be a good idea to scan the print and then use an editor etc. That way it won't show that it's been retouched.


Regards, David
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-13-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By David Hughes
If you look in the kitchen you might find a good...

If you look in the kitchen you might find a good enough timer there that you could borrow. They don't have to be made for darkroom use: just for minutes and seconds will do.

Some of us develop for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,632
Posted By David Hughes
I get most with less fuss when the one camera is...

I get most with less fuss when the one camera is a small SLR (OM and it's rivals) and the one lens is a decent zoom. I don't print bigger than A4 or roughly 12" by 8" and they work well for me. It...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,801
Posted By David Hughes
One or two advantages to untaped logos come to...

One or two advantages to untaped logos come to mind; firstly chatting with other film users and the networking that it leads to like where to buy film and labs that are still open etc. Then there's ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,801
Posted By David Hughes
Talking of tea leaves half inching cameras*; you...

Talking of tea leaves half inching cameras*; you often see them on ebay with only a strap and lens cap but seldom any instructions. I guess a lot were like that when stolen, otherwise where's the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,801
Posted By David Hughes
Just for...

Just for you...


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-vhHP9br/0/cffc0463/XL/Grass%20Car-XL.jpg


Regards, David


PS Mostly I think they debadge cars so that you'll think they have the bigger...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,801
Posted By David Hughes
It's like taking the badges off of cars but...

It's like taking the badges off of cars but cheaper I guess...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-08-2019
Replies: 398
Views: 65,338
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-J5QLh9...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Oddments/i-J5QLh9d/0/56378499/X2/Photo%2013-X2.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-08-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,075
Posted By David Hughes
In fairness to the sellers; a lot of these long...

In fairness to the sellers; a lot of these long term users just don't notice things fading and so sell them as VGC and the next owner gets a shock and the seller gets a poor reputation. Get a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-08-2019
Replies: 398
Views: 65,338
Posted By David Hughes
True, and few people realise that the one and...

True, and few people realise that the one and only Paris is in France, despite what the Berne List says...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-08-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,404
Posted By David Hughes
That's the best part about those old mechanical...

That's the best part about those old mechanical cameras (and a lot of other mechanical things). Congratulations.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2019
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,152
Posted By David Hughes
They are very hard to fault and dirt cheap...

They are very hard to fault and dirt cheap too.


Regards, David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,585
Posted By David Hughes
Isn't it odd how the reaction to a problem with a...

Isn't it odd how the reaction to a problem with a Leica or Contax lens differs wildly from the reaction to a similar problem with a FED or Kiev's lens? I wonder why...


Regards, David
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,541
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, There's for and against film and...

Hi,

There's for and against film and digital.

Film and my cameras make me slow down and think about the photo but I have to take 36 or 24 before I'm sure I got what I want.

Digital is great for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 789
Posted By David Hughes
There's other oddities in lens tests; they don't...

There's other oddities in lens tests; they don't seem to know that 12x8's are usually printed as 10x8's and that knocks off the edges. Secondly, someone who prints 4x6 and nothing else won't even...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-06-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,075
Posted By David Hughes
Best way is to ask to see the bill from whoever...

Best way is to ask to see the bill from whoever did it...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 778
Posted By David Hughes
Beat, imo, to start selling off when you need the...

Beat, imo, to start selling off when you need the cash for a repair to another camera (of course).


Regards, David


PS It's the last 6 dozen that cause the heart to ache.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-06-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By David Hughes
Guessing less power needed for manual and so an...

Guessing less power needed for manual and so an HR - from corrosion somewhere - could be the cause.


Regards, David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2019
Replies: 1,734
Views: 322,157
Posted By David Hughes
Are there wheels at the foot of the ladder? Just...

Are there wheels at the foot of the ladder? Just wondering about those who forget it's there and drive off regardless...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By David Hughes
Hmmm, well, um, it's an auction and that's just...

Hmmm, well, um, it's an auction and that's just the opening bid and there's 6 days to go.


So lets hope no one sees it and we get it for the opening price...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-04-2019
Replies: 962
Views: 188,916
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Steam/i-HZfp8Jx/0...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Steam/i-HZfp8Jx/0/c0d80421/L/The%20Knotty-L.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,087
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, You can't give more than a generalised...

Hi,

You can't give more than a generalised answer to this age old question. I've had more or less all the cameras mentioned and - I hope - handle them all the same. From time to time they need a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,422
Posted By David Hughes
This is the cheapest lens I've used on dear body,...

This is the cheapest lens I've used on dear body, so far, although I had two Industar 26's from memory that I got for a pound the pair and used them as...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-30-2019
Replies: 162
Views: 30,894
Posted By David Hughes
Welcome aboard. They are nice cameras, aren't...

Welcome aboard.


They are nice cameras, aren't they? Lots of us have them or else have happy memories of when we had them.


Regards, David
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By David Hughes
I would have said that the R's are big and heavy...

I would have said that the R's are big and heavy but practical - well I liked my R5 but couldn't afford Leica's prices for a needed repair. I got my money back selling the lenses and have enough...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,696
Posted By David Hughes
I can remember getting half frame slides back,...

I can remember getting half frame slides back, just one per box of normal slides, and the one was the spoilt frame at the front of the film as the take-up spool took up the exposed to the sky...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By David Hughes
I thought that the deal that resulted in the M5...

I thought that the deal that resulted in the M5 and CL in the 70's was that Leica gained Minolta's electronic and mass production expertise and Minolta gained from Leica's lens expertise. Both seem...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-30-2019
Replies: 1,734
Views: 322,157
Posted By David Hughes
I know just how you feel and as you get older it...

I know just how you feel and as you get older it happens more and more.

Regards, David
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,696
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I know it's blindingly obvious but this is a...

Hi,

I know it's blindingly obvious but this is a forum and sometime the obvious needs to be thrown into the ring...

So, the 35mm cameras are normally held and shot in landscape format and turned...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 502
Posted By David Hughes
Here's a dead bee positioned on the mic's stage...

Here's a dead bee positioned on the mic's stage and held in place by a matchstick resting on it.


https://photos.smugmug.com/Technique/Close-Up/i-chxFJJR/0/a99dfc1a/XL/Bee%2004-XL.jpg


And here's...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-28-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,529
Posted By David Hughes
I do wish this post could be deleted, it just...

I do wish this post could be deleted, it just rubs in how much I should have paid...



Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 502
Posted By David Hughes
Leica IIIa, f/3.5 Elmar and...

Leica IIIa, f/3.5 Elmar and NOOKY...


https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/Leica-IIs-FED-1s-and-Zorki-1s/i-TVQtJgx/0/b1371a15/O/NOOKY%204.jpg


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2019
Replies: 365
Views: 36,819
Posted By David Hughes
Thank you again, that first one is...

Thank you again, that first one is brilliant.


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,152
Posted By David Hughes
Do it now; we all need a bit of excitement from...

Do it now; we all need a bit of excitement from time to time...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By David Hughes
That confirms what I was told years ago when I...

That confirms what I was told years ago when I visited them and asked about removing a frame-line. They said the metal was as thin as a razor blade and couldn't really be worked on. (That was when...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-26-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,334
Posted By David Hughes
Yup! It's Old Warden a mecca for old cars, old...

Yup! It's Old Warden a mecca for old cars, old bikes, old aircraft and old cameras. Edit and old gits...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-26-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,061
Posted By David Hughes
There's not much to it; without a template you...

There's not much to it; without a template you just extend the thin bit of the leader and take care not to cut a spocket hole as you finish the cut. The last bit's the same shape as it was before you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-26-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,334
Posted By David Hughes
I wish you hadn't mentioned that version. I can...

I wish you hadn't mentioned that version. I can see more expense coming along...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-26-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,334
Posted By David Hughes
I'm amazed, no one these days seems to have seen...

I'm amazed, no one these days seems to have seen it or even recognise the title; same goes for L&H etc, etc. A great shame...

As for matching the camera to the subject, this is what I often shoot...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-26-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,334
Posted By David Hughes
I would love to have this widely known but...

I would love to have this widely known but alas...

The strange thing is that CZ lenses are seen as perfect and Jupiters spoilt by those wicked Soviet workers. A great pity as I know someone who took...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-26-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,334
Posted By David Hughes
I find the old and new Leicas to be no different...

I find the old and new Leicas to be no different from any other camera in that they all need regular servicing and bad wear and tear take them beyond the servicable point. Alas, you don't get a log...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-26-2019
Replies: 826
Views: 140,370
Posted By David Hughes
A proper...

A proper bike...


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-XNjhqfn/0/af0143a1/L/GWR%20Bike-L.jpg


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2019
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,152
Posted By David Hughes
A red wrist strap to match (almost) the red case...

A red wrist strap to match (almost) the red case with my old Leica D-Lux.


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-7V655CW/0/17399b3e/L/Red%20D-Lux%20Case%20%26c-L.jpg


Regards, David
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-25-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,752
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, It's a Leica FISON, meaning a lens hood for...

Hi,

It's a Leica FISON, meaning a lens hood for the Elmar f/3.5 5cm lens. Made from 1933 onwards and incredibly expensive these days for what it is...


The large thing under it is a camera cradle...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-25-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,334
Posted By David Hughes
I forgot to add that - compared to the 7S - the...

I forgot to add that - compared to the 7S - the FEDs have another advantage "No Mercury Batteries Required"...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Years ago the frame lines for one lens...

Hi,


Years ago the frame lines for one lens irritated and I blocked them by putting four thin strips of black sticky plastic tape on the translucent window. You can find the exact position by moving...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,334
Posted By David Hughes
The 7s can out perform a lot of other cameras but...

The 7s can out perform a lot of other cameras but does that mean they are all bad? Some of us like cameras because of their quirks. I bother with 1936 FEDs for the same reason I bother with 1936...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,334
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, He did a good job for me and has the parts....

Hi,


He did a good job for me and has the parts. Newton Ellis and Co in Liverpoo have also done good work on old USSR made ones but I've not needed much repaired in the last few years so my info may...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,334
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I thought I had some figures somewhere and...

Hi,

I thought I had some figures somewhere and have just dug them up; these are for the FED RF's and are from various sources.

It seems to me that a reasonable number for FED RF production would...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,752
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, There's a slotted or vented lens hood in the...

Hi,

There's a slotted or vented lens hood in the top right of this picture. The slots are so you can use the RF....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-23-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,334
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks for the info. Can you give a date for...

Thanks for the info. Can you give a date for these purchases, please?


It's strange no one else has a similar story...


Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-23-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,334
Posted By David Hughes
It's a pity you have to buy and like and keep...

It's a pity you have to buy and like and keep things before you can write any feedback. I'd like to comment on people who write strange descriptions and won't answer questions, meaning I don't buy...
Forum: RFF News 05-23-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By David Hughes
Anything to...

Anything to...
Forum: RFF News 05-22-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By David Hughes
Will this...

Will this help?


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-5CZDjnc/0/c6d22d9b/O/FOCA%202.jpg



Regards, David
Forum: RFF News 05-22-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By David Hughes
Nice to see the Foca one, we've been generally...

Nice to see the Foca one, we've been generally neglected over the years.

Another split might be to make Kiev and FED/Zorki - which are chalk and cheese - have their own forums with one for "other...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,859
Posted By David Hughes
I often wonder if self-help articles have the...

I often wonder if self-help articles have the same effect on people as DIY repairs do on cameras. And what's the equivalent of selling the resulting mess on ebay?


Regards, David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By David Hughes
Obviously intended for use where professional...

Obviously intended for use where professional cameras are banned. And very inconspicuous beside all those mobile phones...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,859
Posted By David Hughes
So I can make money from my OOF photo's? Wow! I'm...

So I can make money from my OOF photo's? Wow! I'm getting all emotional...


Regards, David
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By David Hughes
The IIIc was a wartime camera and parts were not...

The IIIc was a wartime camera and parts were not so readily available from Germany. In fact the IIIc never reached (meaning imported and sold in) Britain until long after the war apart from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,859
Posted By David Hughes
So no one loves their Leica? Regards, David

So no one loves their Leica?


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-19-2019
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,769
Posted By David Hughes
The...

The Roaches


https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-w472T2f/0/60f2654e/XL/i-w472T2f-XL.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-19-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,334
Posted By David Hughes
Interesting but I'd like to know how many brand...

Interesting but I'd like to know how many brand new cameras you have bought in the old USSR, make, models etc...

Regards, David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-19-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,334
Posted By David Hughes
The strange thing is that none of the old USSR...

The strange thing is that none of the old USSR made lenses were intended for the Leicas in any shape or form. And the J-3 and J-8 design was from CZ in the first place then modified to use with...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-18-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, You were wondering about it being legit;...

Hi,

You were wondering about it being legit; from (say) the forgers point of view it would be very difficult and hardly profitable to forge the die cast body of a Leica IIIc onwards. They are not...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, I couldn't agree more; I wonder when people...

Hi,

I couldn't agree more; I wonder when people talk about character because - as I see it - a camera body and lens should be neutral and not get in the way of the photo making.

OTOH, it is fun to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-18-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By David Hughes
Just read the thread, I think he means Добро...

Just read the thread, I think he means Добро пожаловать товарищи or, perhaps, Привет товарищи and it would look better if I could remember where the quotation marks are in Cyrillic on this UK...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By David Hughes
Seriously...

Hi,


Save the opened one for when you get that screw threaded Leica you've always wanted and then practice cutting the ends and loading the camera and cassette...


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, You don't want the aggravation, honest. I...

Hi,

You don't want the aggravation, honest.

I think people go for duds because they can play with them and find out things (like how cack handed they are and how they need the right tools) and you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-18-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By David Hughes
Once upon a time RF's were accessories and lots...

Once upon a time RF's were accessories and lots of firms made them. You still see them on ebay and so on and they are often dirt cheap as few want them and fewer still know what they are for. In your...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By David Hughes
Fascinating photo, by the way... Regards, David

Fascinating photo, by the way...


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,620
Posted By David Hughes
Luckily a few of us old gits know that you win...

Luckily a few of us old gits know that you win some and you lose some.


And when we give the wrong answer, when asked on forums, it's called bitching...


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By David Hughes
On the other hand, I have sold a few dead cameras...

On the other hand, I have sold a few dead cameras on ebay as "Useless" and find that a bidding war is often started.


Either way you decide, I'll wish you luck.


Regards, David
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By David Hughes
Hi, Don't scrap the Kiev but send it to Oleg*...

Hi,


Don't scrap the Kiev but send it to Oleg* and get it sorted out. That way you'll get a good Kiev for a very low price...


Regards, David
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-16-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,696
Posted By David Hughes
In your shoes I'd go after the Konica C35 you...

In your shoes I'd go after the Konica C35 you first mentioned. It's difficult to fault them but get one that's got a lens cap with it as the chances are that it will have protected the photo-electric...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,738
Posted By David Hughes
The real problem is smugglng them into...

The real problem is smugglng them into England...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,738
Posted By David Hughes
Thanks. Would you believe I have the same...

Thanks.

Would you believe I have the same problem with Selkirk Bannocks, Tea Cakes, Scones and Balm Brack? They just don't last five minutes and then there's bread pudding...

Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,738
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-ZXnmnTb/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-ZXnmnTb/0/c95a1d71/X2/Photo%2032-X2.jpg


This is English, not Welsh, but I couldn't find any pictures of Bara Brith...


Regards, David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2019
Replies: 363
Views: 107,598
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-jKkmndh/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-jKkmndh/0/5575e758/L/Montana%201-L.jpg


Made by Montaus in Solingen, Germany in the early 1950's. The lens hood by B-D-B...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 9,254
Posted By David Hughes
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-L4Kskmx/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-L4Kskmx/0/d740ab6d/X2/Double%20Decker-X2.jpg


The wedding was in Surrey and the party afterwards was in Kent and so, to avoid a long convoy of cars and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-10-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By David Hughes
I wonder about these posts; I own 2 or 3 cameras...

I wonder about these posts; I own 2 or 3 cameras that I know about because I've had them for decades and others have, no doubt, similar experience of one or two. Being mine they've been, more or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,066
Posted By David Hughes
Anything faster than f/2... Regards, David

Anything faster than f/2...


Regards, David
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,174
Posted By David Hughes
Getting your hands on the originals can be an...

Getting your hands on the originals can be an eyeopener. The trouble is that a lot of red tape has to be unknotted before you get beyond what I call the photocopy of a photocopy.

Another problem is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-09-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3,293
Posted By David Hughes
Oak:- https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-...

Oak:-


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-wFnFhBn/0/1bfdc01d/O/Tree%201.jpg


and its provenance:-


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Second/i-HHnjM8T/0/7143f9b5/O/Tree%202.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,174
Posted By David Hughes
Oh dear, it's begining to seem compulsary to put...

Oh dear, it's begining to seem compulsary to put him and everything he did on a pedestal...

Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,181
Posted By David Hughes
Letting go of old cameras is just as...

Letting go of old cameras is just as hard...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,181
Posted By David Hughes
Years ago my mother was in her 80's and decided...

Years ago my mother was in her 80's and decided to go through all the family photo's and write on the back who they were of and when they were taken. I'm very glad she did.

So I now have family...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By David Hughes
And they had waists... Regards, David

And they had waists...


Regards, David
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 878
Posted By David Hughes
I wish I hadn't read this thread, it makes me...

I wish I hadn't read this thread, it makes me want my R5 again and I know what it will cost and all the worries that go with it and what Leica charge for an estimate to repair it...


Regards,...
Forum: Travel 05-01-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,138
Posted By David Hughes
It's very odd, no one ever mentions a macro lens...

It's very odd, no one ever mentions a macro lens and yet it's on my travels that I see details I've never seen before and then the - so called - macro function on my compact zoom is very useful;...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,661
Posted By David Hughes
Exactly. (This message is too short for RFF...

Exactly.




(This message is too short for RFF but is exactly what I wanted to say: so there... )
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,138
Posted By David Hughes
FWIW, this year I've taken two cameras away with...

FWIW, this year I've taken two cameras away with me and have decided that that's one too many. Now I think a digital like the LX5 or a film one like the µ-V; both small and usable with decent zoom...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,319
Posted By David Hughes
As usual I'm ahead of you all as I've a couple of...

As usual I'm ahead of you all as I've a couple of frames left to shoot in the FED-1 and then I move on to something else as a contrast. perhaps the OM-1 or the X-300...


Regards, David
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