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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 158
Views: 42,235
Posted By Bendj
Bit of a stretch don't you think?

Bit of a stretch don't you think?
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,356
Posted By Bendj
With film I generally don't think about it too...

With film I generally don't think about it too much , I just load up and shoot whatever is to hand and crack on. Often I forget what is loaded into each camera but I never look back and wish...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 194
Views: 103,493
Posted By Bendj
I really like the filmic quality of this shot.

I really like the filmic quality of this shot.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 3,780
Posted By Bendj
Never use a hood unless it is built in as I like...

Never use a hood unless it is built in as I like to keep my setup as small as I can.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-20-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Bendj
Be precise when loading film with the Plaubel...

Be precise when loading film with the Plaubel Makina. When loading control tension of the film going onto the take up spool by holding your finger on the paper as you advance it through. This helps...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-19-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1,344
Posted By Bendj
Hopefully this will play nicely with non leica...

Hopefully this will play nicely with non leica mirrorless sensors as I could see myself using this for video and stills. The version II was OK from memory.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 102,028
Posted By Bendj
Actually looking back you mentioned there would...

Actually looking back you mentioned there would be 200-300 copies going overseas so hopefully I should be OK.

Cheers,
Ben
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 102,028
Posted By Bendj
Hi Kevin, I was one of the earlyish ones and...

Hi Kevin,

I was one of the earlyish ones and have filled out the form etc. I am just wondering if it will come about given recent comments about limited numbers etc.

Many thanks,
Ben
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 102,028
Posted By Bendj
Hi Kevin, do you have any idea how many lenses...

Hi Kevin, do you have any idea how many lenses the maker is able to manufacture for the first batch? I am trying to work out if there’s a chance I’ll make the cut!

Cheers,
Ben
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bendj
I love New York. One of the few places I wanted...

I love New York. One of the few places I wanted to move to after visiting (from London). So awe inspiring visually, bold in its execution and so much fun to be had all over. The people were great too.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-22-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,925
Posted By Bendj
I have had some very vivid dreams about my...

I have had some very vivid dreams about my leaving a pricey camera somewhere and then running back to the scene praying it is still there. I wake up before getting it back.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-06-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 972
Posted By Bendj
I found Patterson reels terrible for loading, the...

I found Patterson reels terrible for loading, the entry point is so small and difficult to keep in control of.

I now use the AP plastic reels which have a much more definite entry point and longer...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-04-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 102,028
Posted By Bendj
I'd also like to be put on the list for a black...

I'd also like to be put on the list for a black paint version.

Many thanks,
Ben
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,830
Posted By Bendj
I'd go for portable medium format. My favourite...

I'd go for portable medium format. My favourite being a Rollei 3.5f and a Plaubel Makina Wide. I can take a Leica and one of the aforementioned in a small bag and be set.
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 07-18-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 3,355
Posted By Bendj
Hi there, Yes I am really enjoying it. I like...

Hi there,

Yes I am really enjoying it. I like the handling and user interface, the skin tones look good so not too much messing around in Lightroom. The image is very clean looking though compared...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-03-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By Bendj
I recently contacted Kodak about a batch of Tri X...

I recently contacted Kodak about a batch of Tri X 120 which had this problem. I had 8 pro packs of it and even though it was dated to expire in 2016 they replaced the lot. I was quite surprised and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-26-2019
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,112
Posted By Bendj
Our 1960 Austin Seven with has a period Shorrock...

Our 1960 Austin Seven with has a period Shorrock supercharger.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47938414513_f3b473dbbc_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g39Uua)Autumn18-bewilderwoodetc-21...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 3,355
Posted By Bendj
I totally agree Huss, for me this will primarily...

I totally agree Huss, for me this will primarily be a video camera with stills on the side. Work stuff is Canon. I would say that it seems to handle the 28mm better than the Sony's I've used in the...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 3,355
Posted By Bendj
28...

28 Summicron

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47924758212_55346d3b91_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g1WUWG)untitled-5 (https://flic.kr/p/2g1WUWG) by Fair Kid...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 3,355
Posted By Bendj
I just wrote a reasonably long post describing my...

I just wrote a reasonably long post describing my experiences with the S1 but it got lost in the login process.

Here's the potted version:

The image is very bright and clean looking, colours are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,833
Posted By Bendj
I find the plastic AP reels much easier than the...

I find the plastic AP reels much easier than the Patterson ones due to the large film guides. and they are good value too.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2018
Replies: 185
Views: 12,607
Posted By Bendj
I like to keep it simple on a trip - Rollei...

I like to keep it simple on a trip - Rollei instead of my Hasselblad kit and a Leica film camera plus a single choice of a 35 or 50. This fits into a small bag that I can keep with me at all times....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 3,107
Posted By Bendj
Try Miles Whitehead. Great work, quick turnaround...

Try Miles Whitehead. Great work, quick turnaround and around £80 plus postage for a service.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-13-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By Bendj
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-13-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By Bendj
Actually I think it might be a Rolleikin...

Actually I think it might be a Rolleikin mask.

Apologies for the interruption - as you were.

Ben
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-13-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By Bendj
Anyone Seen One Of These?

Hello all,

I am wondering if anyone can identify the object on the top of this waist level finder on a Rolleiflex 3.5 E1. It looks like a film reminder but I have not seen one like this before....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By Bendj
Do the negs feel grainy to touch? If so you could...

Do the negs feel grainy to touch? If so you could always give them a wash and see if you can remove it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By Bendj
I've experienced similar in the past due to old...

I've experienced similar in the past due to old stabiliser becoming crystallised. Looks like Fuji or Agfa Vista film judging by the stripes.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-05-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 8,503
Posted By Bendj
No mention of focus shift in the review I posted...

No mention of focus shift in the review I posted but elsewhere there is mention that the Sony version is affected - not an issue with live view but on a rangefinder it could be.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-05-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 8,503
Posted By Bendj
Good review here which translates reasonably well...

Good review here which translates reasonably well via Google.

http://www.pjoereview.com/voigtlander-40mm-f1-2-nokton-m-mount/

Mine arrives tomorrow and I'm looking forward to using it on a film...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-19-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By Bendj
There’s a chap on eBay called Wizcam who people...

There’s a chap on eBay called Wizcam who people have used successfully.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-03-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By Bendj
Ok so a small update. I taped up the door and...

Ok so a small update.

I taped up the door and low and behold the leak has gone. Emailed Miles Whitehead here in the UK and he says he can fix for £30 which I thought was pretty reasonable....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-01-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By Bendj
Hi there, that sounds encouraging. Were you...

Hi there, that sounds encouraging. Were you suffering from light leaks too, did they look like my examples?

Did you DIY it, if so how tricky was it?

Cheers,
Ben
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-01-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By Bendj
I stupidly traded my last one for a Pentax 67...

I stupidly traded my last one for a Pentax 67 which was a great camera but I never took it anywhere as it was so big!

Here's another shot of the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-01-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By Bendj
Hi, thanks for the reply. Yes, the door has a...

Hi, thanks for the reply.

Yes, the door has a mini wobble which according to Aki Asahi (camera leather and film seals seller) is a sign of a foam seals issue.

I am half way though a roll with the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-01-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By Bendj
Plaubel Makina Light Leak

Hi all,

I have just taken receipt of a Plaubel Makina 670 which judging by the first roll has a light leak. I am keen to try and establish if the source is from the door seals or bellows. Here are...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-11-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,976
Posted By Bendj
Is this just for photos of horses as the...

Is this just for photos of horses as the following is taken from the Royal Photographic Society website:

Competitions

Whether you are working digitally, using film or experimenting with more...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-02-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By Bendj
Thank you for posting this, there are some lovely...

Thank you for posting this, there are some lovely images in the article.

I am on my second of these lenses, the first was stiff to focus when in close but the second is perfectly smooth throughout...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-18-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 46,045
Posted By Bendj
A beautiful expression.

A beautiful expression.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,385
Posted By Bendj
Prices are high compared to a couple of years...

Prices are high compared to a couple of years ago. Hard for find one for less than a £1000 in the UK whereas they were £800ish previously.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-12-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,711
Posted By Bendj
Give Camserve in Sussex a call. They fixed the...

Give Camserve in Sussex a call. They fixed the meter in mine a couple of years ago and it's still working today.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2017
Replies: 208
Views: 33,684
Posted By Bendj
Just received my F6 serial 0007634 with grip and...

Just received my F6 serial 0007634 with grip and E screen. All unused and boxed.

Just picking lenses now. So far have gone for a 35 Zeiss and 50 Zeiss.

Exciting.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-13-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By Bendj
Twang is a good word to describe it. Mine sound...

Twang is a good word to describe it. Mine sound just like that too.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-02-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 3,250
Posted By Bendj
The winding mechanism went on my W67 and Plaubel...

The winding mechanism went on my W67 and Plaubel fixed it for me (albeit for a hefty price).

Personally I wouldn't take mine on a extended trip for fear of breakdown, I'd take my Rollei as I feel...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,081
Posted By Bendj
I've got an MA and yes the expense was a bit...

I've got an MA and yes the expense was a bit silly given I could have bought a couple of good black chrome M4s for the money but I love it. I'll pass it down to my kids when I'm done with it knowing...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-13-2016
Replies: 165
Views: 10,139
Posted By Bendj
Here's a slight antidote to the Leica NJ Woes. I...

Here's a slight antidote to the Leica NJ Woes.

I recently had to send my MA to Leica Germany due to a small light leak, I did this on the 24th of November. I have just been notified that it is on...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-13-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,392
Posted By Bendj
Yes a Rollei fits no probs. I often take a Rollei...

Yes a Rollei fits no probs. I often take a Rollei on one side and an M with (small) lens on the other.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-09-2016
Replies: 470
Views: 99,512
Posted By Bendj
Thanks Giulio, I've not had the lens long so I...

Thanks Giulio, I've not had the lens long so I have pretty much exhausted my supply of snaps. Will resolve to take it out more!

It is my fav lens in terms of its build quality and haptics, it's so...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-09-2016
Replies: 470
Views: 99,512
Posted By Bendj
Lunch?

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-09-2016
Replies: 470
Views: 99,512
Posted By Bendj
Dad is that a Bull in the field?!

https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/582/31528709795_19c1253464_b.jpg

https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/121/30719443413_6166f0319e_b.jpg

https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/680/30719444773_091cc6854a_b.jpg

https://...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-08-2016
Replies: 470
Views: 99,512
Posted By Bendj
https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5799/31058512872_6dc...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5799/31058512872_6dc975999a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PjwZPf)

Summaron Ltm 2.8 Ilford Fp4
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-08-2016
Replies: 470
Views: 99,512
Posted By Bendj
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5651/30394757153_216...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5651/30394757153_2163394577_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NiT5n8)

Summaron Ltm 2.8 Portra 400
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-08-2016
Replies: 470
Views: 99,512
Posted By Bendj
Camping in France

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5490/31058513792_6f8b616b4a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Pjx167)

Summaron ltm 2.8, Ilford fp4
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Bendj
Ahh interesting, thank you for your replies.

Ahh interesting, thank you for your replies.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Bendj
Well it's going back to the dealer to be looked...

Well it's going back to the dealer to be looked at.

I hope it comes back quickly as I had grown quite attached to it over the last few weeks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Bendj
Yes I can see Granny myself now. It looks like I...

Yes I can see Granny myself now. It looks like I have a ghost in the machine.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Bendj
Looking at the negatives there are a couple of...

Looking at the negatives there are a couple of times where the 'leak' affected images run concurrently, would that mean that it affects both curtains?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Bendj
Thank you Benjamin. I don't always wind on...

Thank you Benjamin.

I don't always wind on straight straight away, it depends on if there's another shot to be had. This would explain the sporadic nature of the issue though.

Can I discount this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Bendj
Help Identifying Issue

Hello,

I have some strange, shapes on my negatives where it looks like a portion of the frame has over exposed. I have about 10 of them on my last two rolls.

The sample is quite varied, they were...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-14-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,054
Posted By Bendj
Sonnar

I use a Sonner alongside the 28 cron and they go together well.

The cron is ultra reliable whereas the Sonnar can bring a little magic to the mix. I find they make a great travel pair.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By Bendj
I wind on a half frame with the back open to...

I wind on a half frame with the back open to ensure the sprockets are aligned and caught. I then close up, wind up any slack with the rewinder and fire off two frames. Never miss load and I much...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-29-2016
Replies: 387
Views: 46,045
Posted By Bendj
It looks like they have scanned it as a colour...

It looks like they have scanned it as a colour file and not converted to monochrome. I have a Fuji lab scanner and when scanning C41 black and white you need to hit an option for monochrome...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-29-2016
Replies: 387
Views: 46,045
Posted By Bendj
Thanks for posting these images Michael, they are...

Thanks for posting these images Michael, they are truly captivating and so sharp and bright. Makes me want to go travelling again.

Off the cuff how do you find the Zeiss in comparison with the Leica...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 33,111
Posted By Bendj
I've just acquired this fine lens and I must say...

I've just acquired this fine lens and I must say I'm very pleased with it's performance, at least judging by these first couple of shots. Both are at f2.

I've had the V5 before and found it a little...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-01-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,517
Posted By Bendj
Thanks for your reply. I hope yours does indeed...

Thanks for your reply. I hope yours does indeed come back like new and that's really not a bad price for a service of one of these complex cameras.

I think my camera in general is pretty sorted, but...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-01-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,517
Posted By Bendj
Plaubel Makina 67 Rangefinder Adjustment

Hello all,

I have just bought a W67 Plaubel Makina and I think it needs a vertical rangefinder adjustment. Infinity is short and close focus is closer than the 0.8m indicated on the focusing wheel....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2015
Replies: 298
Views: 46,046
Posted By Bendj
Shooting Pratice

Can I ask do owners of the pre FLE ASPH worry about focus shift when shooting on film? Do you stick to certain apetures or is it not of concern to you?

I have recently bought a copy and I've been...
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