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Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-24-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,683
Posted By John Robertson
Sorry could not recommend this one!! Worst...

Sorry could not recommend this one!! Worst camera owned in 50+ years of photography!!!:mad:
Light leaks, holey bellows, hairline cracks in plastic body where lens board hinge fitted, interlock...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-22-2012
Replies: 248
Views: 33,136
Posted By John Robertson
Pentax seems to have lost the plot these days, ...

Pentax seems to have lost the plot these days, the K01, and that daft little CSC with "toy" lenses.
My MX and ME super were great cameras, but these days !!!!!!!!
Yup lost the plot, only a matter...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-15-2012
Replies: 1,166
Views: 300,196
Posted By John Robertson
Its an East German MZ ETZ 250, I had one from...

Its an East German MZ ETZ 250, I had one from 1988 till 1998 a super little bike, very reliable and nice to ride. The Scooter is a Simson 50cc Schwalbe ,(Swallow ) also East German amd a bit of a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-12-2012
Replies: 1,144
Views: 230,448
Posted By John Robertson
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/ton...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/tonkinese/images/tonkinese5.jpg

Adoreable !!!!;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-10-2012
Replies: 1,144
Views: 230,448
Posted By John Robertson
Our cat loves tomato ketchup on his cat food, but...

Our cat loves tomato ketchup on his cat food, but he gets the sh**s if he gets too much!!! Not a nice litter tray :eek:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-17-2012
Replies: 1,166
Views: 300,196
Posted By John Robertson
We used to call them "Bacon slicers " because of...

We used to call them "Bacon slicers " because of the open flywheel!! *-))
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2012
Replies: 193
Views: 23,167
Posted By John Robertson
BOKEH I always laugh when I see the word...

BOKEH


I always laugh when I see the word because it looks and sounds like a Scottish word "BOKE" which means to retch or throw up !! Thats what talk of bokeh makes me want to do!!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-23-2012
Replies: 1,048
Views: 137,683
Posted By John Robertson
Many years ago we had an estate Volga Zhiguli...

Many years ago we had an estate Volga Zhiguli would take two sheep in the back!!;)
Smelt a bit afterwards!! Big lazy six cylinder engine.
This was in the wilds of Perthshire Scotland. They were...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-23-2012
Replies: 1,048
Views: 137,683
Posted By John Robertson
Looks like the wife parked this!!;)

Looks like the wife parked this!!;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2012
Replies: 262
Views: 30,705
Posted By John Robertson
Foca Standard + 35mm f3.5 Oplar...

Foca Standard + 35mm f3.5 Oplar lens.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l28/JohnRobertson/Equipment/001.jpg

Foca Standard equivalent to Leica 1 ( but not 39mm screw thread. !! )

Sef portrait with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-13-2012
Replies: 1,144
Views: 230,448
Posted By John Robertson
not elegant BUT comfortable, mine snore when they...

not elegant BUT comfortable, mine snore when they sleep like this :rolleyes:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,682
Posted By John Robertson
Same here with Oskar, had bad depression two yars...

Same here with Oskar, had bad depression two yars ago without him I might not be here. :( Love him to bits silly old fart that I am!!:) Snores like a pig at night and likes tomato ketchup on his cat...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-04-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 10,813
Posted By John Robertson
Do you not read english???

Do you not read english???
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-02-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,714
Posted By John Robertson
Taylor Hobson lens is one of the best, they were...

Taylor Hobson lens is one of the best, they were individually tested and the test film was supplied with the lens when new. Mine shown on my Bessa R2.I bought it new in 1980 when they were being sold...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-02-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,714
Posted By John Robertson
Taylor Hobson lens is one of the best, they were...

Taylor Hobson lens is one of the best, they were individually tested and the test film was supplied with the lens when new. Mine shown on my Bessa R2.I bought it new in 1980 when they were being sold...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-21-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 49,456
Posted By John Robertson
probably looked better on the animal a great...

probably looked better on the animal a great source for dust when changing lenses :rolleyes:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2012
Replies: 1,166
Views: 300,196
Posted By John Robertson
Greeves Silverstone, Gawd I'm getting old I...

Greeves Silverstone, Gawd I'm getting old I remember these new :(

They were more famous for their trial bikes, but also made nice tourers, all with Villiers engines.
Virtually hand built so...
Forum: Other RF 03-13-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 17,406
Posted By John Robertson
.....?.....

.....?.....
Forum: Other RF 03-11-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 17,406
Posted By John Robertson
My late model Fed2 is about 50 years old, I've...

My late model Fed2 is about 50 years old, I've owned it since new, and bought it on a school trip to the Soviet Union. It has been serviced once in 1972 at theLeica Factory in Wetzlahr. I was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-04-2012
Replies: 1,144
Views: 230,448
Posted By John Robertson
Let us pray !! The saint has left his halo...

Let us pray !!
The saint has left his halo behind!!!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-03-2012
Replies: 1,166
Views: 300,196
Posted By John Robertson
MZ 250 wonderful bike I once owned...

MZ 250 wonderful bike I once owned :angel:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l28/JohnRobertson/MZ250.jpg


DKW 125 the ancestor of the Harley Hummer ,BSA Bantam, Yamaha, Minsk and many many more...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-26-2012
Replies: 1,166
Views: 300,196
Posted By John Robertson
A rel nice Harley Hummer, it, the BSA Bantam,...

A rel nice Harley Hummer, it, the BSA Bantam, Russian Minsk, and a Yamaha were all copies of a 1939 DKW. I had the 175 cc Bantam, a nice little bike, and my first of many at 16 years old (sheds a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-10-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 3,853
Posted By John Robertson
Paris by Willy Ronis.

Paris by Willy Ronis.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,510
Posted By John Robertson
Accordion bottles are a nightmare as they slowly...

Accordion bottles are a nightmare as they slowly collapse when opened spewing their contents over the bench, no thanks!!:eek: been there and got the wet tee-shirt!!:mad:
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-13-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 5,107
Posted By John Robertson
Just plain works well and nice to use AND...

Just plain works well and nice to use AND reliable as is my Fed2 which I have had for about 40 years:cool:
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l28/JohnRobertson/Equipment/Fredbare.jpg
recently...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-13-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 5,107
Posted By John Robertson
Mine too stratcat !! avoid the Fed 5, printed...

Mine too stratcat !!
avoid the Fed 5, printed on figures on dials, and worse those on lens also wear off very quickly:mad:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-29-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 7,112
Posted By John Robertson
I suppose they did the same for Ghadaffi and...

I suppose they did the same for Ghadaffi and Sadam Hussein!!:rolleyes:
usual double standards!!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-29-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 7,112
Posted By John Robertson
yes that is what was said, one is official the...

yes that is what was said, one is official the other by a Japanese news agency!!!
:rolleyes:
Forum: RFF Polls 12-29-2011
Replies: 610
Views: 112,140
Posted By John Robertson
I also had a near mint Adox Golf, the one with...

I also had a near mint Adox Golf, the one with the uncoupled R/F and a super sharp Steinheill tessar type lens. One on those I wish I had never sold!!!
Outlasted the Fuji 645folder disaster!!:o
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-22-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 4,053
Posted By John Robertson
Stick with it, REALLY get to know your camera, by...

Stick with it, REALLY get to know your camera, by constantly chopping and changing you with NEVER get what you want. There is NO golden bullet which will solve all your ills.:rolleyes:
I have a...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-19-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 5,434
Posted By John Robertson
I knew if I searched I would find it, scanned...

I knew if I searched I would find it, scanned from a book a few years ago.
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l28/JohnRobertson/PicassoandFed2.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 12-19-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 5,434
Posted By John Robertson
Somewhere I have a photo of Picasso using a...

Somewhere I have a photo of Picasso using a camera, of all things a Fed 2 :eek:
which he was gifted by his wife.
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l28/JohnRobertson/PicassoandFed2.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-17-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 7,236
Posted By John Robertson
Yes it does , remember the 15 mm Heliar lens...

Yes it does , remember the 15 mm Heliar lens mount can be altered to suit various off-sets. There is a thread somewhere which shows this.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-08-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 5,665
Posted By John Robertson
In a word NO!! Mine was repaired twice by Leica...

In a word NO!!
Mine was repaired twice by Leica and the problem happened a third time, Leica wanted £250 to repair it with no guarantee that It wouldn't happen again!!.
I would be very wary about...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-01-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 49,456
Posted By John Robertson
Bought this in Leningrad in the early 60's, as...

Bought this in Leningrad in the early 60's, as its been a very faithful friend I refurbished it replacing the ugly ribbed plastic with a Griptac skin.:cool:
The Industar 50 is one of the sharpest...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2011
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,859
Posted By John Robertson
Have one since new a very good lens!!

Have one since new a very good lens!!
Forum: RFF Polls 10-30-2011
Replies: 144
Views: 24,260
Posted By John Robertson
I use a very good kit from Zeiss, only when...

I use a very good kit from Zeiss, only when really needed, mostly just a powerful blower, also I dont let anyone but myself handle my lenses, nor do I ever lend them to anyone!! I have learned that...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-29-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 6,417
Posted By John Robertson
I remember these new, they were sold by a chain...

I remember these new, they were sold by a chain store in UK. Boots (the Chemist) and were quite popular, that would be in the late 50's or very early 60's. They were under £10 new. They also sold...
Forum: Other RF 10-18-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 11,506
Posted By John Robertson
Not in UK or Europe at that time, I assume you...

Not in UK or Europe at that time, I assume you are in the USA. Japanese cameras made little or no inroads into Europe until the early 60's.
Forum: Other RF 10-17-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 11,506
Posted By John Robertson
At the time the Paxette ( 1950's to early 60's )...

At the time the Paxette ( 1950's to early 60's ) was made , I doubt if Braun had even heard of Zuiko lenses!!!:rolleyes:
I had one years ago with a set of Schneider lenses, 50mm Xenar, 35mm Xenagon...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-23-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 7,686
Posted By John Robertson
http://blogs.which.co.uk/technology/cameras-camcor...

http://blogs.which.co.uk/technology/cameras-camcorders/nikon-joins-mirrorless-movement-with-nikon-v1-and-j1-compact-system-cameras/

I agree its up to Canon now, Nikon fumbled it as did Pentax with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2011
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,859
Posted By John Robertson
Close-up set for my Werramatic, and three 30.5 mm...

Close-up set for my Werramatic, and three 30.5 mm genuine Werra filters.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-15-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,062
Posted By John Robertson
no arthritis :mad:

no arthritis :mad:
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 09-15-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 13,970
Posted By John Robertson
Pre-test of Nex 7 and A 77 in this weeks...

Pre-test of Nex 7 and A 77 in this weeks (UK)Amateur Photographer .:cool:
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-14-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,062
Posted By John Robertson
I took the train :cool:

I took the train :cool:
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-08-2011
Replies: 163
Views: 36,939
Posted By John Robertson
:rolleyes:How about just getting on with taking...

:rolleyes:How about just getting on with taking pictures with the M9
Forum: RFF Polls 09-07-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 5,701
Posted By John Robertson
I have framed cibachromes done over 20 years ago,...

I have framed cibachromes done over 20 years ago, they still look amazing. THE colour process bar none!!! The prints are almost like back lit tranparencies!!! with a glass like gloss.
Pictures I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-06-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,062
Posted By John Robertson
The guy in Dundee replaced some of the electrics...

The guy in Dundee replaced some of the electrics with BMW stuff, and put better tyres on it, the Pneumant ones lasted forever but had no grip!!
they looked like hard black plastic. I had the genuine...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-06-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,062
Posted By John Robertson
Yes Roger an MZ fan, we were lucky in Dundee we...

Yes Roger an MZ fan, we were lucky in Dundee we had a factory trained one man dealer who knew the bikes inside out. Mine was very well built and a pleasure to own, and only cost £950 new in 1988....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-05-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,062
Posted By John Robertson
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww72/VinceLupo/...

http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww72/VinceLupo/Super2011-1.jpg

Sad thing is I remember these when they were new, I had a 125 Honda Benly Sports at the time, fast smooth,but handling a bit dodgy...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2011
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,859
Posted By John Robertson
Bought a lovely late model Werramatic, with ...

Bought a lovely late model Werramatic, with sharp Tessar lens, working meter. To replace one I had stolen years ago, all I have to find now are the 35mm Flektagon and 100 Cardinar lenses in similar...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-31-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,118
Posted By John Robertson
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/fine_art/portfolio/m...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/fine_art/portfolio/mackenzie/images/fullsize/us285.jpg
Looking north toward the Sangre de Christo Mountains, where Santa Fe is located, on US 285 about a half-hour south...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 08-28-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 13,970
Posted By John Robertson
OK mate!! I haven't a clue what they are...

OK mate!!
I haven't a clue what they are talking about either!!:o
Forum: Travel 08-05-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 3,404
Posted By John Robertson
This site is...

This site is useful
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/index.html
Forum: Travel 08-04-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 3,404
Posted By John Robertson
Take the road north from Inverness to Beauly,...

Take the road north from Inverness to Beauly, about 30mins drive. Visit this place
http://www.ffordes.com/contactus

Best camera shop in UK. Gallery and cafe also, huge selection of new and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-31-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,239
Posted By John Robertson
worst experienc ewith changing bag film jammed in...

worst experienc ewith changing bag
film jammed in camera, took out changing bag, because it was very sunny put a coat on top of it and proceeded to fix film. suddenly got slapped across the face by...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-28-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,348
Posted By John Robertson
All CV lenses fit!!

All CV lenses fit!!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-22-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,274
Posted By John Robertson
HEKTOR was Oskar Barnacks dog i believe!!

HEKTOR was Oskar Barnacks dog i believe!!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2011
Replies: 1,144
Views: 230,448
Posted By John Robertson
incredibly cute!! Especially the Groucho Marx...

incredibly cute!! Especially the Groucho Marx moustache!!!!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2011
Replies: 1,144
Views: 230,448
Posted By John Robertson
Denzyl one of our cats regularly brings home baby...

Denzyl one of our cats regularly brings home baby rabbits, totally unharmed, fortunately our local childrens zoo takes them.
so far the count is six!!
Lady there says he is possibly doing them a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-05-2011
Replies: 1,144
Views: 230,448
Posted By John Robertson
nice work!! lovely ginger cat

nice work!!
lovely ginger cat
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-05-2011
Replies: 1,144
Views: 230,448
Posted By John Robertson
Utterly adoreable!!! the eyes say "love me " and...

Utterly adoreable!!! the eyes say "love me " and you did!!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-05-2011
Replies: 1,144
Views: 230,448
Posted By John Robertson
super shots, but clone out the bottom right...

super shots, but clone out the bottom right intrusionion the top one, to make it perfect!!
I like the green/orange contrast!!
Forum: RFF Polls 06-29-2011
Replies: 79
Views: 9,048
Posted By John Robertson
A4 65% A3 35%

A4 65%
A3 35%
Forum: Off Topic 06-28-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 20,258
Posted By John Robertson
I'm proud to be Scottish, (NOT SCOTCH !!! thats...

I'm proud to be Scottish, (NOT SCOTCH !!! thats an american name for whisky ) but not the Shortbread tin image of one, those across the Atlantic seem to favour.
I saw more kilts and heard more...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-28-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,959
Posted By John Robertson
They are kept to take photos with, and are rubbed...

They are kept to take photos with, and are rubbed bruised and worn because of this, but then I thought that that was what photography was, my mistake!!:rolleyes:
Forum: RFF Polls 06-27-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,959
Posted By John Robertson
stay sad!!:p

stay sad!!:p
Forum: RFF Polls 06-27-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,959
Posted By John Robertson
So what if they did, they would have different...

So what if they did, they would have different specifications, to suit your needs.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-27-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,959
Posted By John Robertson
Threads like this baffle me, I thought cameras...

Threads like this baffle me, I thought cameras were for taking photos?
Not being looked at like glamour models.:rolleyes:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 7,940
Posted By John Robertson
Seems like a case for psychiatry if you ask me. ...

Seems like a case for psychiatry if you ask me. A poor lonely sod, the only way he can get attention is to wind people up, dont take the bait folks and just ignore him.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-27-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 5,918
Posted By John Robertson
All very well making smaller and smaller cameras,...

All very well making smaller and smaller cameras, but as yet evolution has not caught up and miniaturised our hands.
NOT INTERESTED
Pentax has disapointed me here!!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-12-2011
Replies: 1,144
Views: 230,448
Posted By John Robertson
Love this!!!!!! Hong Kong,...

Love this!!!!!!

Hong Kong, 1996
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/1/789378_6681d657a8_b.jpg
If ever a cat looked guilty this is it!!!!!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-09-2011
Replies: 83
Views: 9,625
Posted By John Robertson
Its the SLR version bayonet mount needs mirror...

Its the SLR version bayonet mount needs mirror lock up .
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-02-2011
Replies: 156
Views: 18,595
Posted By John Robertson
COOL ???????? You obviously don't have the...

COOL ???????? You obviously don't have the VW Passat TV advert south of Hadrians Wall :rolleyes:

BTW I thought DV was nearly bald!!!!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-02-2011
Replies: 156
Views: 18,595
Posted By John Robertson
Just another old queen with a Leica :D

Just another old queen with a Leica :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-31-2011
Replies: 156
Views: 18,595
Posted By John Robertson
:eek: Cool!!! Camp you mean!!:rolleyes: Y.M.C.A....

:eek:
Cool!!!
Camp you mean!!:rolleyes:

Y.M.C.A. etc etc !!:eek:
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-31-2011
Replies: 314
Views: 52,431
Posted By John Robertson
Werra 3 + 35 and 100 mm lenses.:mad:

Werra 3 + 35 and 100 mm lenses.:mad:
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-20-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By John Robertson
Yup after all the fuss about 625 batteries and...

Yup after all the fuss about 625 batteries and their mercury, we are now encouraged to use lamps with more mercury in them.
In UK I think it depends on what company gives backhanders to the political...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 2,801
Posted By John Robertson
When I worked in a camera store which sold a lot...

When I worked in a camera store which sold a lot of s/h cameras, we never stored the cameras in their leather cases, these were kept in a separate cupboard and labled with the camera number. Leather...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-13-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,375
Posted By John Robertson
Seems like the most likely explanation, I had...

Seems like the most likely explanation, I had this problem years ago with a Canon 7s and an Elmar lens.
My collapsible Industar works fine on my Fed 2, after the infinity lock had a mm or so shaved...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-10-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By John Robertson
people still buy the things, what is the saying "...

people still buy the things, what is the saying " a fool and his money is soon parted. "
Guy came into our camera club a few years ago, with a long story about his fathers Leica taken off a dead...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-10-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By John Robertson
I feel sick !:p

I feel sick !:p
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-06-2011
Replies: 134
Views: 33,695
Posted By John Robertson
A developer can also be made from Paracetamol...

A developer can also be made from Paracetamol tablets!!!
http://shadecamerahack.blogspot.com/2010/02/build-my-parodinal-and-my-own-fixer-for.html
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-06-2011
Replies: 134
Views: 33,695
Posted By John Robertson
Sold in harware stores here for cleaning drains.!

Sold in harware stores here for cleaning drains.!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-29-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 19,041
Posted By John Robertson
I have one of these it is almost identical to the...

I have one of these it is almost identical to the 85mm f2 Jupiter!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-28-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 4,191
Posted By John Robertson
I have two of these, one like the Kaiser one...

I have two of these, one like the Kaiser one shown with plastic blades, have never got it to work!1 The other is a Hama with very thin metal blades, works every time.:D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-24-2011
Replies: 443
Views: 69,266
Posted By John Robertson
Brechin Scotland Caledonian...

Brechin Scotland Caledonian Railway.
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l28/JohnRobertson/yellow.jpg

Fed2 + Industar 50mm f3.5 collapsible, on Ektachrome.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2011
Replies: 110
Views: 30,030
Posted By John Robertson
Canon Epoca...

Canon Epoca
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l28/JohnRobertson/Equipment/epoca-offen.jpg

We kept getting then back in the shop with broken flash!!
Someone will claim to loooove it, but then...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-24-2011
Replies: 610
Views: 112,140
Posted By John Robertson
Purma Plus (127) still have it still in great...

Purma Plus (127)
still have it still in great condition.
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l28/JohnRobertson/Purma.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,355
Posted By John Robertson
No No No

No No No
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 6,420
Posted By John Robertson
:oNew Body (non photographic type )

:oNew Body (non photographic type )
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,600
Posted By John Robertson
old saying " a fool and his money etc etc etc...

old saying " a fool and his money etc etc etc "
Forum: Other RF 03-26-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5,459
Posted By John Robertson
The lenses on these always had a fearsome...

The lenses on these always had a fearsome reputation, even 50 years ago!!
Forum: RFF Polls 03-25-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 11,608
Posted By John Robertson
No idea, and couldn't care, think Astrology is a...

No idea, and couldn't care, think Astrology is a load of loose stool water!!!!:p
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2011
Replies: 147
Views: 35,846
Posted By John Robertson
Last wash, wetting agent and water from a filter...

Last wash, wetting agent and water from a filter jug.
Started to do this when I was in an area of the Highlands of Scotland where the tap water was the colour of weak tea due to the peat soil!! (Tea...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-23-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 7,236
Posted By John Robertson
15 is more challenging to use, but superb...

15 is more challenging to use, but superb results. I've never really fallen in love with my 21 or 25 :)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-22-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,384
Posted By John Robertson
I like the one with the kids swimming in the...

I like the one with the kids swimming in the stream, quite surreal at night!!
Wish he had done shots of the Pennsylvania RR ,Lowey designed T1...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-22-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,384
Posted By John Robertson
On the subject of O Winston Link, I hope the...

On the subject of O Winston Link, I hope the train drivers were forewarned about these shots, especially in the late 50's at the height of the cold war!!!:eek:
Change of underwear required I should...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-22-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,384
Posted By John Robertson
About 15 years ago I threw out a box of 50 PF60's...

About 15 years ago I threw out a box of 50 PF60's they went to the local refuse incinerator, would have loved to have seen the effect!!!! BTW most of their safety blue spots had turned pink, If you...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 03-21-2011
Replies: 183
Views: 40,259
Posted By John Robertson
The claws look pretty sharp as well, nice shot.

The claws look pretty sharp as well, nice shot.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-21-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,384
Posted By John Robertson
Now this is REAL bare bulb...

Now this is REAL bare bulb photography.:eek:
Oliver Winston Link, famous for night photos of trains taken with flash.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/storycorps/2947153997/
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-20-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 4,500
Posted By John Robertson
Yellow/Green, good for skin tones,foliage and...

Yellow/Green, good for skin tones,foliage and skies. Often overlooked, the one that was recommended by my instructor years ago at the Leica Schule in Wetzlahr!!;)
Mostly use XP2 and Foma 100
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-19-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,384
Posted By John Robertson
either test or bracket, I used to use a Leitz...

either test or bracket, I used to use a Leitz CEYOO gun and huge P97 bulbs for interiors, flash was like a nuclear explosion. Scary and you had to wear a glove to change bulbs. Thank God for...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-18-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,416
Posted By John Robertson
Far too expensive for me , I thinking more...

Far too expensive for me , I thinking more NX3/NX5 +M mount adapter.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 03-18-2011
Replies: 183
Views: 40,259
Posted By John Robertson
There are 39mm screw extention tubes...

There are 39mm screw extention tubes around.
Ruskies made them, I have a set in the house, was going to ditch them, but I will now keep them.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 03-18-2011
Replies: 183
Views: 40,259
Posted By John Robertson
:bang:anounced in Amateur Photographer Magazine...

:bang:anounced in Amateur Photographer Magazine this week, that Sony has discontinued the NX 3, starting in Japan. WHY????? its only been out a short time!!!!
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 03-16-2011
Replies: 135
Views: 25,475
Posted By John Robertson
I use a Nikon one on my Bessa T when I use the...

I use a Nikon one on my Bessa T when I use the Visoflex 111 with it, It allows the release arm to work properly.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-15-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,379
Posted By John Robertson
Kodak once promised a 257mm r/f coupled lens for...

Kodak once promised a 257mm r/f coupled lens for the Ektra, they never made even a prototype, but did have a 150mm lens. The cameras zoom viewfinder had settings for both.
The Ektra had a very long...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,397
Posted By John Robertson
never used one in over 50 years!! but we have...

never used one in over 50 years!! but we have very soft water in Scotland.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-15-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,379
Posted By John Robertson
Not the original model, it was r/f coupled as was...

Not the original model, it was r/f coupled as was the 180mm Tele Tessar, but they found it unsatisfactory and introduced the mirror box, look at the other pages on the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-15-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,379
Posted By John Robertson
Zeiss tried this pre-war on the Contax, not a...

Zeiss tried this pre-war on the Contax, not a huge success.
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/RF-Nikkor/Contax_RF/ContaxRF180mmf282.htm
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-13-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,629
Posted By John Robertson
Sadly looks as though there could be a bit of a...

Sadly looks as though there could be a bit of a wait for the X100. I would think that producing that will be furthest from their minds at the moment and will be more concerned about their workers...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-13-2011
Replies: 159
Views: 22,813
Posted By John Robertson
1951, and especially when I got my Purma Plus for...

1951, and especially when I got my Purma Plus for passing my 11+ exams in 1954.
I still have the camera all its accessories box and instruction book.
Still looks like new. I used Adox R17 film...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-11-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,823
Posted By John Robertson
Like the Leica Luxus they also had on that...

Like the Leica Luxus they also had on that show!!!!!
So much for their experts.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-10-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 6,784
Posted By John Robertson
I notice an adapter for 49mm filters, what size...

I notice an adapter for 49mm filters, what size does it take without the adapter??
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-10-2011
Replies: 171
Views: 25,650
Posted By John Robertson
OOOOH thats hard Keith, but it just shows what...

OOOOH thats hard Keith, but it just shows what can happen even to a highly thought of make.:rolleyes:
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-09-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 7,291
Posted By John Robertson
My B35 with Triotar was very very sharp, relly...

My B35 with Triotar was very very sharp, relly surprised me!!!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-09-2011
Replies: 171
Views: 25,650
Posted By John Robertson
Same with cars I find. Great to be the first on...

Same with cars I find.
Great to be the first on the block with ------
then the recalls start.
Been there, got the T-Shirt etc!!!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 24,784
Posted By John Robertson
For Astro photography I ued to use D76 1 + 1 for...

For Astro photography I ued to use D76 1 + 1 for about 15 - 17 minutes gave highish contrast and reasonably smooth grain.
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-07-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 941
Posted By John Robertson
Samsung NX series (NX100 in particular)

Can anyone tell me is there an adapter for these cameras which allows Leica M series lenses to be used on them.?
:o
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-06-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,458
Posted By John Robertson
:)Yes very, I've had mine for years, use it a...

:)Yes very, I've had mine for years, use it a lot and I wear bifocals.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-06-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 11,002
Posted By John Robertson
As they say "only time will tell...

As they say "only time will tell ":rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-06-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 11,002
Posted By John Robertson
When a camera costs more than some cars no thanks...

When a camera costs more than some cars no thanks and in five years its technology will be obsolete?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-01-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 7,992
Posted By John Robertson
mine was a disaster,removed lens as magnifier,...

mine was a disaster,removed lens as magnifier, remainder now landfill:bang:
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-31-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,517
Posted By John Robertson
Twitter ? tweets ? strictly for the birds I'd...

Twitter ? tweets ?
strictly for the birds I'd say!!
[or people who really need to get out more]
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-29-2011
Replies: 257
Views: 72,594
Posted By John Robertson
Foca Standard 28mm...

Foca Standard 28mm Oplar.
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l28/JohnRobertson/1073266-Large.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-26-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 7,992
Posted By John Robertson
Mine is more than quiet Roger, except at 1/200,...

Mine is more than quiet Roger, except at 1/200, when there is just a sharp click. The other speeds virtually...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-25-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 5,801
Posted By John Robertson
if it had controls it would not be a point n...

if it had controls it would not be a point n shoot?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-24-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 5,801
Posted By John Robertson
Leica Mini 3, produces superb...

Leica Mini 3, produces superb slides.
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l28/JohnRobertson/400px-Mini3.jpg

Has FAR outlasted the Minilux bought the same day in 1996.:bang:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,040
Posted By John Robertson
All Foma stuff works just fine!!

All Foma stuff works just fine!!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-19-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 14,791
Posted By John Robertson
so are some people but people still marry them!:p

so are some people but people still marry them!:p
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-13-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,670
Posted By John Robertson
Sadly I have the full set!! But the rubber hood...

Sadly I have the full set!! But the rubber hood on the 40mm lens fell to bits!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-13-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,670
Posted By John Robertson
Yup I bought this together with the hood,...

Yup I bought this together with the hood, unfortunately the official Leitz 5.5 filters are too deep to allow it to be used as a retaining ring.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-13-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 21,854
Posted By John Robertson
Much to expensive for what it is!!! Therefore no...

Much to expensive for what it is!!! Therefore no interest, other than an interesting design exercise.

edited by moderator
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-06-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 14,791
Posted By John Robertson
I agree Roger, I bought mine after your extensive...

I agree Roger, I bought mine after your extensive test in Black and White mag in UK. No Regrets whatsoever.
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l28/JohnRobertson/Untitled-121.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-25-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 5,211
Posted By John Robertson
far better than original purse case!!

far better than original purse case!!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-25-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 5,211
Posted By John Robertson
and a waste of time!!

and a waste of time!!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By John Robertson
Its high time the police started to charge these...

Its high time the police started to charge these stupid security guards with wasting police time!!!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-02-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 5,211
Posted By John Robertson
Have Mr Zhou half cases for my two Bessas and...

Have Mr Zhou half cases for my two Bessas and Leica CL, they handle better in them IMHO
Also use them on two Focas Fed2 and Arette.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-02-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,907
Posted By John Robertson
Kodachrome X was on 126 , never on 127 !! Will...

Kodachrome X was on 126 , never on 127 !! Will be Ektachrome.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-27-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 3,294
Posted By John Robertson
Sharia law would be good!!!! Cut their F'n...

Sharia law would be good!!!! Cut their F'n hands off!!
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-18-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 25,245
Posted By John Robertson
Always had a soft spot for 28mm, this was my...

Always had a soft spot for 28mm, this was my first ever interchangeable lens in 1965!!
a 28mm Orion 15 for my Fed2. Still have them both!!
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-16-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 7,249
Posted By John Robertson
Have a good TRIP!! We used to get them as...

Have a good TRIP!!
We used to get them as tradeins, but they always sold very quickly, mainly to impoverished shoolboys and students touring the world.
I wonder what the total number of shots...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-31-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,710
Posted By John Robertson
My Fed 2 is the most reliable camera I have ever...

My Fed 2 is the most reliable camera I have ever owned (40+years)
Its collapsible 50mm Elmar clone is very sharp and flare free. I would not sell...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2010
Replies: 350
Views: 33,704
Posted By John Robertson
Could not agree more!! However, if lottery comes...

Could not agree more!!
However, if lottery comes up this would be my choice. I already have two simpler Focas!:cool:
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l28/JohnRobertson/Equipment/FocaURC.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-22-2010
Replies: 127
Views: 10,084
Posted By John Robertson
But last forever, mine still looks like new, has...

But last forever, mine still looks like new, has been halfway around the globe in the past 30 years!!!:p
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-22-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 5,019
Posted By John Robertson
Beware of the Minilux, and the dreaded E2 message...

Beware of the Minilux, and the dreaded E2 message on thetop plate. You have a dead shutter and a hefty repair bill.
There are threads on RFF re this.
My nightmare camera, beautiful but very flawed.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2010
Replies: 127
Views: 10,084
Posted By John Robertson
sex????????

sex????????
Forum: RFF Polls 10-17-2010
Replies: 183
Views: 20,056
Posted By John Robertson
I still have the lever fill Conway Stewart pen I...

I still have the lever fill Conway Stewart pen I won in a national handwriting competition in 1958. Got a new sac put in it a few years ago. Astonished to find that parts are still available for...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-15-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 9,161
Posted By John Robertson
mine developed the fault three times. Lens is...

mine developed the fault three times.
Lens is now a film magnifier, the rest is landfill. Leicas attitude was appaling!!
Minilux and Fujica folding 645, the two worst cameras I ever owned in 50+...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-15-2010
Replies: 183
Views: 20,056
Posted By John Robertson
Pelikan bought 25 years ago, just "run in " Some...

Pelikan bought 25 years ago, just "run in "
Some legal documents in Scotland must be completed and signed in black ink.
Ball point etc not acceptable.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-08-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,565
Posted By John Robertson
Zorki 4K! Zorki 4 with lever wind.

Zorki 4K! Zorki 4 with lever wind.
Forum: Other RF 10-06-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,861
Posted By John Robertson
did you check whether its left or right hand...

did you check whether its left or right hand thread
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-06-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,610
Posted By John Robertson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvJ9C-toynU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvJ9C-toynU
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-06-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,610
Posted By John Robertson
Hope they keep the "conventional" shutter release...

Hope they keep the "conventional" shutter release in the production model, using a normal cable release, instead of the usual expensive and unreliable remote one.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-06-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 10,069
Posted By John Robertson
so do nightmares!!:cool:

so do nightmares!!:cool:
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-03-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,864
Posted By John Robertson
my 35B was anything but plasticky and for its...

my 35B was anything but plasticky and for its size quite heavy.but it was the non LED one
I would think it was quite robust, spent a night in the open at 3500 ft after I left it on top of a mountain,...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-02-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,864
Posted By John Robertson
don't overlook the simpler B and C 35s Mine...

don't overlook the simpler B and C 35s Mine with its Zeiss Triotar was very very sharp.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-01-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 5,704
Posted By John Robertson
these lenses have more lives than a cat!!!

these lenses have more lives than a cat!!!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-01-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 4,725
Posted By John Robertson
thats how I taught my son (now45) to drive, a VW...

thats how I taught my son (now45) to drive, a VW Polo.!!!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-30-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 4,725
Posted By John Robertson
this sort of thing won't happen in 20 years time...

this sort of thing won't happen in 20 years time let alone 75. CD probably unreadable, hard disk wiped, SD cards unreadable. Our era will become a time of mystery. what were probably thought...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-30-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 4,725
Posted By John Robertson
The little car is a Morris10

The little car is a Morris10
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-26-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 6,732
Posted By John Robertson
:rolleyes:NURSE!!!, they're out of their beds...

:rolleyes:NURSE!!!, they're out of their beds again!!!!!!!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-25-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,682
Posted By John Robertson
years ago, in old flat in London, switched on the...

years ago, in old flat in London, switched on the light to examine a print in white light, noticed I was being watched intently by a lovely little mouse, gave him something to eat and let him go...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-25-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 6,499
Posted By John Robertson
could not agree more, I think some of us are...

could not agree more, I think some of us are getting carried away, or should that be getting taken away:rolleyes:
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-24-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 6,474
Posted By John Robertson
too expensive for a fixed lens camera no mater...

too expensive for a fixed lens camera no mater how pretty it is.
Prettiness don't take pictures.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-23-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 6,474
Posted By John Robertson
Any more than £600-650 in UK forget it !!! ...

Any more than £600-650 in UK forget it !!! Its a dead duck if it is!!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-22-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 183,634
Posted By John Robertson
Looks like it takes a real cable release even,...

Looks like it takes a real cable release even, don't see why it shouldnt be about the price of the Sony NX5, after all it has a fixed lens.
just might make me buy an up market digithing.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-16-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,322
Posted By John Robertson
Hope an adapter for M lenses appears soon, I...

Hope an adapter for M lenses appears soon, I actually like this one so far!!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-16-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 5,171
Posted By John Robertson
I take it the production version will have the...

I take it the production version will have the screws covered up, to stop compulsive tinkerers going where they shouldn't!!!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,788
Posted By John Robertson
At 67 don't wear a kilt , too cool around the...

At 67 don't wear a kilt , too cool around the Cullins!!:eek:
you've never lived till you've been grabbed by the Trossachs!!:D
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-12-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 8,802
Posted By John Robertson
Its the "kings new clothes syndrome":mad: no one...

Its the "kings new clothes syndrome":mad:
no one has the courage to say "its crap!!" in case they look uncool.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,788
Posted By John Robertson
Old is cool I'm 67:rolleyes:

Old is cool I'm 67:rolleyes:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-12-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 2,963
Posted By John Robertson
Stress is healthy for you!

Stress is healthy for you!
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-12-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 5,019
Posted By John Robertson
I'm also 100%

I'm also 100%
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-12-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,149
Posted By John Robertson
After the collapse of the DDR, the factory in...

After the collapse of the DDR, the factory in East Germany released some for sale labeled Dokter. a dealer in UK sold them, can't remember who, but I bought a 50mm one, must search for it. It was...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-06-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,156
Posted By John Robertson
One thing I would say is fit and use a good neck...

One thing I would say is fit and use a good neck strap on any camera., everyone is liable to let a camera slip because of ; wasps; people bumping into you; etc etc etc : At least it wont fall any...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-06-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,156
Posted By John Robertson
Sorry...

Sorry Heather!!

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l28/JohnRobertson/Untitled-121.jpg



Bessa R2; 21mm CV lens; 2 inch (50mm) Taylor Hobson Anastigmat:

Has performed faultlessly since I got it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 3,772
Posted By John Robertson
Chintz or lace curtains??

Chintz or lace curtains??
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-20-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 3,852
Posted By John Robertson
Looks like my local camera club nowadays, thats...

Looks like my local camera club nowadays, thats why I left. Full of pretentious self publicists, sorry "artists"
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-18-2010
Replies: 245
Views: 14,542
Posted By John Robertson
perhaps on a monitor but not as a print properly...

perhaps on a monitor but not as a print properly mounted and framed!!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-08-2010
Replies: 108
Views: 10,768
Posted By John Robertson
I was taught by my Uncle George who had a photo...

I was taught by my Uncle George who had a photo studio in Cupar, Fife, Scotland.
this was in the 50's I used Adox R17 film developed in Rodinal in my Purma Plus 127 camera, which I got as a reward...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-08-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,290
Posted By John Robertson
I had this with a Canon 7s a few years ago, some...

I had this with a Canon 7s a few years ago, some of my Leica and FSU lenses tightened up as you screwed them in. I think that these things are made to certain tolerances and in this case all the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-26-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,564
Posted By John Robertson
Brasso works fine on alloy!! Used it for years...

Brasso works fine on alloy!! Used it for years on motor cycles.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-26-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,564
Posted By John Robertson
Dura Glit is the stuff with the wadding.

Dura Glit is the stuff with the wadding.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 04-20-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,067
Posted By John Robertson
this weeks Amateur Photographer (UK) has a full...

this weeks Amateur Photographer (UK) has a full test of the camera, they found it VERY dissapointing. Especially in view of the price.
Results in RAW were best, JPEG poor. Looks like a software...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-14-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 5,271
Posted By John Robertson
Yes and in 1959 photographed the far side of the...

Yes and in 1959 photographed the far side of the moon,processed the film in the satelite, then transmitted the images back to earth. without the help of Kodak or Polaroid.:rolleyes:
Forum: RFF Polls 04-11-2010
Replies: 109
Views: 13,821
Posted By John Robertson
Voigtlander low level finder, and FSU/OPL turret...

Voigtlander low level finder, and FSU/OPL turret finders.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 5,271
Posted By John Robertson
I bought Kodachrome in Moscow whilst on holiday...

I bought Kodachrome in Moscow whilst on holiday in the 60's expensive but available!!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-10-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 30,637
Posted By John Robertson
I think the "authorities" have made people...

I think the "authorities" have made people paranoid about "toxicity" I've processed my own films ,monochrome print and reversal and colour print and reversal for nearly 50 years without any such...
Forum: Off Topic 03-28-2010
Replies: 138
Views: 5,443
Posted By John Robertson
My son and another parent were told in no...

My son and another parent were told in no uncertain terms to stop videoing the school nativity play last Xmas by the headmistress.
both he and the other parent, went backstage and took their kids...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-15-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,680
Posted By John Robertson
I remember these new in the shops!!! Came in...

I remember these new in the shops!!! Came in black and silver grey, I'm getting old 8-((
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-10-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,522
Posted By John Robertson
They did make about 25,000 of them though!!

They did make about 25,000 of them though!!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-10-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,522
Posted By John Robertson
I bitterly regret parting with mine about 5 years...

I bitterly regret parting with mine about 5 years ago, KMZ's attempt at a semi professional RF. Excellent v/f and r/f with frames for 50 and 85 mm lenses.
Unusually has a proper leica roller type...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-08-2010
Replies: 124
Views: 11,307
Posted By John Robertson
I will happily enjoy a single malt on anyone's...

I will happily enjoy a single malt on anyone's grave as long as I can filter it through my bladder first.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-08-2010
Replies: 124
Views: 11,307
Posted By John Robertson
Todie or tomorrow its all the same.

Todie or tomorrow its all the same.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-07-2010
Replies: 124
Views: 11,307
Posted By John Robertson
My mother used to say that life is a terminal...

My mother used to say that life is a terminal condition.:p
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-05-2010
Replies: 108
Views: 14,822
Posted By John Robertson
Possibly but my old Leica 11 (1938model) also...

Possibly but my old Leica 11 (1938model) also overlaps the sprocket holes especially with either a 35 or 28mm lens.:rolleyes:
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-05-2010
Replies: 108
Views: 14,822
Posted By John Robertson
Home of the FED camera factory (Leica copy), a...

Home of the FED camera factory (Leica copy), a bit ironic!!:rolleyes:
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