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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Hour Ago
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Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Another Triumph, pat on the back to who can name...

Another Triumph, pat on the back to who can name it.

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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 73
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely - of all the square format cameras, a TLR...

Lovely - of all the square format cameras, a TLR is my favourite by miles. Enjoy!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 978
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A great solution. I'm up to a mere seven, so not...

A great solution. I'm up to a mere seven, so not quite there on film types, but I still couldn't remember whether I loaded my M3 with colour or B&W!
Forum: Optics Theory - 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,888
Views: 1,734,570
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Summilux R 80mm f1.4 shot wide open on the...

Summilux R 80mm f1.4 shot wide open on the Leicaflex SL2. Kodak Tmax at box speed in Tmax 1:4. Missile, Explosion Museum. Just the tip in focus, with the smoothest transition to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 978
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
20 meters of chain. I wonder what David gets up...

20 meters of chain. I wonder what David gets up to in his spare time!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 978
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I just have to ask this. How long a piece of...

I just have to ask this. How long a piece of string....:D
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,191
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Mike - seen them and adore them!

Thanks Mike - seen them and adore them!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Day Ago
Replies: 265
Views: 23,927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Mike - thank you so much! Look at that bridge!...

Mike - thank you so much! Look at that bridge! Apart from its significance to the Japanese, it was built at Vickers in Barrow in Furness with late Victorian British technology (no doubt including the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 978
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Huss is a good egg, but I was disappointed he...

Huss is a good egg, but I was disappointed he chose grey font when he could have chosen bright pink or perhaps a rainbow!

(just teasin...)

Trialling my new system today. Masking tape on the base...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 978
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's a good idea David!

That's a good idea David!
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
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Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Voigtlander Nokton f1.5 LTM. Quite surprised how...

Voigtlander Nokton f1.5 LTM. Quite surprised how reasonable this was from a dealer.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice! It looks lovely, and uncluttered.

Very nice! It looks lovely, and uncluttered.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,737
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Any Leicaphile should be able to recognise an M5...

Any Leicaphile should be able to recognise an M5 owner from the cricked neck!

If I saw one I'd say hi, in the same way I greet people with old cars of the type I have owned. Unless they were...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 978
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Perhaps an Advent calendar with a roll of film a...

Perhaps an Advent calendar with a roll of film a day instead of (or in addition to) the sweets. I like that idea.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 978
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'd be very wary of putting anything adhesive on...

I'd be very wary of putting anything adhesive on to my original Leica Vulcanite, but for a Zorki, what a good idea!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 978
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've pretty much standardised my black and white...

I've pretty much standardised my black and white to TMax 400, but I will shoot that at mostly three speeds - 200, 400-800, and 1600, but I do also use Tmax P3200. Plus of course colour, which again...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,344
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have the penultimate version as a result of...

I have the penultimate version as a result of that thread and I think it is a lovely lens. It is sharp, decently contrasty and with rendering that is actually more attractive than the bokeh on a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 978
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Low tack masking tape is what I'd think of here. ...

Low tack masking tape is what I'd think of here. It looks to be the lowest tech with least admin, and on bottom loading Leicas and other rangefinders, perfectly located.

Time to get into the habit!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 978
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks also for the computer solutions. Apart...

Thanks also for the computer solutions. Apart from my own technophobia, I think an analogue solution for this one is more in keeping for me!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 978
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Oh no...:eek:

Oh no...:eek:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 978
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Still a lightweight...

Still a lightweight...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 978
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Heretic! Burn him! The embarrassing thing is I...

Heretic! Burn him!

The embarrassing thing is I loaded the two Leicas I'm taking out today only last night, and still forgot.

I've lost count of the 35mm cameras floating around, but I'm glad to say...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 978
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I tend to have viewfinders floating around on my...

I tend to have viewfinders floating around on my rangefinders, so that rules out the hotshoe, but tape underneath seems very sensible.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 978
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Keeping track of films in cameras

Once again with my collection of older cameras I find I can't remember which film is loaded in which. Obviously none of them has that little window or the frame at the back for the film...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,737
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have two of the beasties, a 3.5F from 1959...

I have two of the beasties, a 3.5F from 1959 (same age as my M3) and a 2.8F from 1960. The latter, if not in design, looks as though it was made a year ago. I typically take it to things like classic...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,068
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My neighbour Scrap with one of his humans. Now...

My neighbour Scrap with one of his humans. Now very deaf, gets upset if he loses eye contact with his humans, but still a raging terror to cats and other dogs.

Leicaflex SL, Summilux R 80mm f1.4...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 166
Views: 5,251
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Really beautiful that shot, and such good value...

Really beautiful that shot, and such good value film for the results it provides.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,737
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Same here, it can be a wonderful thing to chat...

Same here, it can be a wonderful thing to chat about, lots with older punters. But it does sidetrack, although on a long day at say a classic motorsports event, it's quite nice to stop every now and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,388
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I thank you Huss.

I thank you Huss.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Days Ago
Replies: 401
Views: 155,047
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had it in my mind it was Ektar, but in post 350...

I had it in my mind it was Ektar, but in post 350 he mentioned it's mostly Fujifilm 160NS. Info is in each photo link.

Really very lovely!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,522
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Agreed - shelf life and open bottle ageing are...

Agreed - shelf life and open bottle ageing are vital bits of information. I nearly had two films entirely ruined by almost off developer that was well within its shelf life, photos I'd never be able...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Days Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 3,474
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Indeed, although I appear to have ended up with...

Indeed, although I appear to have ended up with considerably older Leica dates than me. It's the story of my life.

Given Leica's long track record of not making much money or even losing it,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,388
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Shot my second roll the other day with a couple...

Shot my second roll the other day with a couple of Portra 800s developed a few days earlier. Lomo 800 is just so much more exciting and vivid. I gave it an extra stop as it tolerates over-exposure...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
There is a guide at West Yorkshire cameras, but...

There is a guide at West Yorkshire cameras, but their website is down for a shop move and maintenance.

Mind you, they mistook a Praktina mount for an Exacta on a lens I bought, but I found it out in...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,191
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Mike - that's very kind! - I can live with...

Thanks Mike - that's very kind! - I can live with the cement, HMS Victory floats on steel poles after all.

It's just such a rare thing, and made in Britain originally.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,191
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Seconded - a silly little request, but given your...

Seconded - a silly little request, but given your location do you have any photos of the Mikasa pre-dreadnought battleship in Yokosuka Mike? It's the only remaining pre-Dreadnought in the world.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 265
Views: 23,927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
First world war Gallipoli Monitor, HMS M33 in...

First world war Gallipoli Monitor, HMS M33 in drydock at Portsmouth historic dockyard.

Leica M3, Voigtlander 15mm Superwide Heliar on Lomography 800 (a stunning colour...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 166
Views: 5,251
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Portsmouth Harbour from the walls of 3rd century...

Portsmouth Harbour from the walls of 3rd century Portchester Roman fort. Olympus MjuII with expired C200

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 166
Views: 5,251
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely Colton!

Lovely Colton!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 5 Days Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 3,474
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Made in Germany as a designation means (according...

Made in Germany as a designation means (according to case law) the majority of the production must be German otherwise it is misleading. Components, sub-assemblies etc can come from other countries...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 265
Views: 23,927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
HMS Queen Elizabeth, Royal Dockyard Portsmouth....

HMS Queen Elizabeth, Royal Dockyard Portsmouth. Leica M3 with V3 Summicron 50mm f2, Lomography 800 at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 661
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Funny that - I was shooting it with my M3 and I...

Funny that - I was shooting it with my M3 and I noticed the difference - to start with different always induces a certain diffidence, especially as the M3 is no slouch in the shutter department. But...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 6 Days Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 3,474
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I normally end up with 90 year old men.

I normally end up with 90 year old men.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,159
Views: 416,392
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
HMS Queen Elizabeth, Portsmouth Royal Dockyard....

HMS Queen Elizabeth, Portsmouth Royal Dockyard. Zeiss Super Ikonta 534/16 with Zeiss Tessar 75mm f3.5. TMY400 in Tmax...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 6 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
They do, and also internal markings, but the...

They do, and also internal markings, but the problem is in the film advance which is scaled precisely for each frame of old film thickness. As new film and paper backing is thinner, the circumference...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 661
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Pleasingly, every single frame of my M5 reel has...

Pleasingly, every single frame of my M5 reel has come out exquisitely well, as I aimed off a half stop from the meter, and more in obviously very low light. Kodak Tmax400 does have a lot of latitude...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 6 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 534/16 frame spacing

This is a gorgeous folder which I occasionally use as a medium format option when overloaded with 35mm kit. The problem though has been the film frame spacing, the advance mechanism perfectly...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What a wonderful project! I shall follow with...

What a wonderful project! I shall follow with enthusiasm.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,079
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'll give that a whirl. I'll run off a length or...

I'll give that a whirl. I'll run off a length or two from the decayed roll of FP4 in the self loader my neighbour gave me. About time I gave that a go too!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 661
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm not savvy but I do have a multimeter and a...

I'm not savvy but I do have a multimeter and a friend who is, so any ideas from anyone gratefully received. The M5 was such a pleasure to use today I'd really love to ensure it's metering...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sounds like your rangefinder needs adjustment,...

Sounds like your rangefinder needs adjustment, but first see the results.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 661
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My newly acquired M5 has a Varta V625U and I have...

My newly acquired M5 has a Varta V625U and I have no idea if the voltage has been adjusted in the camera. But I do know that on replacing them with a Wien cell the resulting meter reading on the same...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 3,474
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Charging what the market will bear. Plus the SL...

Charging what the market will bear. Plus the SL lenses are so huge any buyer would also need a bodybuilding course and plentiful supplies of steroids.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 661
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
S625PX is the silver oxide (1.55v) replacement...

S625PX is the silver oxide (1.55v) replacement for the original 1.35v 625 mercury batteries, googling will reveal other titles.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,648
Views: 280,666
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Moderately successful Ford GT40. Leicaflex SL2,...

Moderately successful Ford GT40. Leicaflex SL2, Summicron R 35mm f2, Kodak Tmax 400 at 200, Perceptol 1:2

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/fordgt40-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,303
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
30,000 rolls would keep a lot of bodies hidden

30,000 rolls would keep a lot of bodies hidden
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 681
Views: 85,563
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Portsmouth Harbour from the walls of Porchester...

Portsmouth Harbour from the walls of Porchester Castle. Olympus MJUII with expired Fujicolor 200.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/portchesterharbour-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,137
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A newish car I rather like. Olympus MJUII,...

A newish car I rather like. Olympus MJUII, expired Fujicolor 200.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/mog3wheeler-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,079
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Mine are the same as the one on the right in your...

Mine are the same as the one on the right in your picture Solinar. I generally don't have problems with 120, just once in a blue moon.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The dial is also in DIN with 24 25 26 27. On the...

The dial is also in DIN with 24 25 26 27. On the normally accepted scale that is 200 (24), 250 (25), 320 (26), 400 (27).

Your calculations assume the progression in ISO is arithmetic, when in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 576
Views: 145,299
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Summer rain, Uxbridge train, fine grain....

Summer rain, Uxbridge train, fine grain. Leicaflex SL2, Summilux R 80mm f.14, Kodak Tmy2 at 200, Perceptol 1:2

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/summerrain-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,079
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Hewes reels arrived, they are lovely but until I...

Hewes reels arrived, they are lovely but until I master loading them in a bag, I suspect I'll end up with other issues. I have a couple of test rolls for this purpose.

However, when I said Paterson...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 265
Views: 23,927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
County class destroyer, HMS Antrim passing...

County class destroyer, HMS Antrim passing Plymouth Hoe for Navy Days 1981. Shot on Kodachrome with my trusty Zenit E with Helios 44 f2...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 33,082
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I really have to second the sentiment, the Fuji X...

I really have to second the sentiment, the Fuji X lenses produce deliciously good images.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I fear he stopped a good few years back. I'm sure...

I fear he stopped a good few years back. I'm sure there are others, but given the backlog with Leica repairers (Newton Ellis has had a lens of mine for coming up to 9 months) I suspect the best thing...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,648
Views: 280,666
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Seconded - very nicely done Larry!

Seconded - very nicely done Larry!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,648
Views: 280,666
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That was the six used in the Triumph Vitesse -...

That was the six used in the Triumph Vitesse - the version of the Herald with the twin headlamps. I think that was its only deployment.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,648
Views: 280,666
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Doug, in retrospect there are no...

Thanks Doug, in retrospect there are no Michelotti cars I dislike, and some like the BMW 2002 that are just perfect.

I almost bought a TR4, instead ending up with a Citroen SM. If only I could have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A lot more photos under my belt now. The meter is...

A lot more photos under my belt now. The meter is superlative, the mass of the camera has, so far, eliminated any shake at slow shutter speeds, and paired with the 80mm Summilux, is in great balance....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,648
Views: 280,666
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Triumph TR4, Pentax 67 Super Takumar 55mm on...

Triumph TR4, Pentax 67 Super Takumar 55mm on Kodak Portra 400

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
American classic, Brooklands 2018 Bronica RF645,...

American classic, Brooklands 2018

Bronica RF645, 65mm Zenzanon f4, Kodak Portra 400. The first photo I scanned from the first batch of colour film I ever...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,079
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks all, again, for your continuing tips and...

Thanks all, again, for your continuing tips and thoughts. I might treat myself to a new tank too - such is the leakage from the tanks I have I have stopped inverting and instead use the twisty stick....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
thanks very much! I have some scanning to do...

thanks very much! I have some scanning to do today so I'll give that a whirl.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,079
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
They're tempting. Must resist, must resist...

They're tempting.

Must resist, must resist...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,079
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm being imprecise, but I merely mean the front...

I'm being imprecise, but I merely mean the front end of the roll of film, trimmed of the leader and cut so there is no trace of sprocket hole to catch the ball bearing as it is fed into the reel.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,050
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sounds dangerously newfangled to me!

Sounds dangerously newfangled to me!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,079
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've come to the conclusion that it's one reel...

I've come to the conclusion that it's one reel that is defective. Using my second was not an issue, so I've marked the offender to avoid it. Thanks to all for the advice, all very helpful. One of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,079
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I knew there had to be a drawback! I've give the...

I knew there had to be a drawback!

I've give the ball bearings a good clean but whatever I do the film leader catches a bit at the top, thus bending the leading edge.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,079
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I thought Hewes might be the answer. Someone was...

I thought Hewes might be the answer. Someone was selling 4 of them (3x120 and 1x135) for £12 used, which struck me as a no brainer, so they have just been bought. Thanks!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,079
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Film developing reel recommendations

I've been using Paterson Auto Load reels with Paterson multi reel tanks for the last 2 years. I like the adjustability between film formats, and I thought I liked the auto load function.

I've never...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,137
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Good shot Dourbalister! In general it's very rare...

Good shot Dourbalister! In general it's very rare I come across any car that I can get a totally unimpeded shot of, and that McClaren is therefore doubly rare.

McClarens are made about 10 miles away...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 284
Views: 12,043
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I think it's wonderful that someone should try to...

I think it's wonderful that someone should try to recreate an original lens, long out of patent, with such evident attention to detail and obviously superb results and at a sensible price.

Keep at...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 434
Views: 61,686
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Aachen Dom, Rolleiflex 2.8f, Ilford HP5+ at...

Aachen Dom, Rolleiflex 2.8f, Ilford HP5+ at 1600

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 434
Views: 61,686
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That one too!

That one too!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 434
Views: 61,686
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Such a lovely photo Pan!

Such a lovely photo Pan!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Opticfilm - apologies! That would be extremely...

Opticfilm - apologies! That would be extremely helpful, thank you!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,672
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's quite interesting observing the younger...

It's quite interesting observing the younger generation of film shooters reactions to different cameras - my M3 and Bessaflex have received a lot of positive comments, but things like my Nikon F90X...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Still many imperial measurements in 1971 so...

Still many imperial measurements in 1971 so entirely feasible it's for the UK, not that I recall seeing them, but then I was only 6 then and not a photography nut.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Ronald - with the invaluable help of...

Thanks Ronald - with the invaluable help of Calzone I did it all myself.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I wouldn't want a Leicaflex SL dropping on me, it...

I wouldn't want a Leicaflex SL dropping on me, it was probably thrown as a last resort when the bombs ran out!

I'm encouraged that those who love them, really love them. I have had so many SLRs and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Actually it's so good it's mad not to use it, it...

Actually it's so good it's mad not to use it, it will still look great if it turns out to have a fault that's unrepairable.

It's funny - I have a really nicely zinged and brassing F2AS, but I have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have to say I am worried about something going...

I have to say I am worried about something going wrong on the SL2, it's not a camera I'd trust to many repairers. I might leave it as a shelf queen as this one is so so nice, and try an SL. But the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Evening sidelighting, taken with my Zeiss Ultron...

Evening sidelighting, taken with my Zeiss Ultron 50mm f1.8. One over-engineered German beauty period saluting the other (with the 80mm Summilux on the SL2 - it's a perfect match for the camera...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks! Lovely mood and composition from...

Thanks!

Lovely mood and composition from Miehrmann

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3187/sml_U3187I1564780155.SEQ.0.jpg

Exquisite use of horizontals, verticals, mood and mist...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Stupid question - how do I link to photos in the...

Stupid question - how do I link to photos in the gallery?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I think they are beautiful, it sits in my hands...

I think they are beautiful, it sits in my hands perfectly. I find the build quality and looks somehow reminiscent of a mid 70s Benz - form following function, frippery free.

Nice!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's nicely compact!

That's nicely compact!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Interesting Cal - I love old school lens looks,...

Interesting Cal - I love old school lens looks, and of course it could be used on my M too. I already have the 100mm Macro Elmar with bellows, which is superb but somewhat clinical. I'll look out for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I cut it in to lengths of six, but it will only...

I cut it in to lengths of six, but it will only scan negative 1, hence having to cut it into strips of 2, so I can scan one, then reverse it to scan the other.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,093
Views: 291,932
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Triumph Thruxton 900, Leicaflex SL2, Summilux R...

Triumph Thruxton 900, Leicaflex SL2, Summilux R 80mm on Tmax 400 shot at 1600

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/triumphant-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 284
Views: 12,043
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
See post 82

See post 82
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,648
Views: 280,666
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wolseley Six Eighty, National Motor Museum...

Wolseley Six Eighty, National Motor Museum Gaydon

Rolleiflex 2.8F, Bergger Pancro 400 pushed to 1600, Rodinal 1:33...
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,435
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Up to Prescott Hill Climb in Gloucestershire for...

Up to Prescott Hill Climb in Gloucestershire for the Vintage Sports Car Club short course competition. So lots of pre-war sports cars being driven hard up a challenging hill climb.

Weather forecast...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Godfrey, I have the 35 and 50 Summicrons...

Thanks Godfrey, I have the 35 and 50 Summicrons and an 80mm Summilux that I recall you recommending. A wide angle will be next, but it's not essential. Very useful info on the incompatible lenses.

I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It was in the Leica Store in Wetzlar at a sane...

It was in the Leica Store in Wetzlar at a sane price, and it was the first time I'd seen one in the flesh, so having looked at the CL they had next to it, I asked if I could have a look, without any...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks raydm6. Germany is a fascinating country,...

Thanks raydm6. Germany is a fascinating country, I enjoy it much more now I'm not going there on business or indeed employed by a German company, much history, great wines and beer, and really very...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Big success time. I managed to transfer the...

Big success time. I managed to transfer the necessary pieces of cam ware from the macro adapter (under £30 and immaculate) to the 50mm lens. No screws got lost, I even managed to keep the little ball...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,357
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Apart from the dust I can find no blemishes at...

Apart from the dust I can find no blemishes at all. For all the b******s out there about lesser build quality, it is actually an extremely well built thing. The black chrome finish is as good as my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 244
Views: 12,325
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Today, the Leicaflex SL2. Perfect in my hand, the...

Today, the Leicaflex SL2. Perfect in my hand, the film advance lever stays out of the way when opened to activate the meter, the microprism focussing screen is so good, the shutter sounds like an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,357
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Well it would be a lovely example if it didn't...

Well it would be a lovely example if it didn't have tiny bits of dust on it...:angel:

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/leicacl2-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720

Mainly been using the 'flex SL2...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,873
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Enjoy, it's a wonderful thing!

Enjoy, it's a wonderful thing!
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,357
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks David - it is in lovely condition, almost...

Thanks David - it is in lovely condition, almost mint, the lens with original hood (and filter held in by it). The Leica store made it clear there was no warranty, which is fair enough, and priced it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 97
Views: 12,012
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Golden pulpit, Aachen Dom. Rolleiflex 2.8F, HP5+...

Golden pulpit, Aachen Dom. Rolleiflex 2.8F, HP5+ pushed to 1600 in HC110 dilution A

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/aachnerdom4-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Quick bump

Quick bump
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,357
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Finally finished my test roll so could put a...

Finally finished my test roll so could put a battery in to check the meter, and lo, not merely does it work, but it corresponds to the readings from the meter in my R7 (with a tiny difference). I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,080
Views: 234,642
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Eisenmarkt, Wetzlar from the point that was used...

Eisenmarkt, Wetzlar from the point that was used by Oskar Barnack when taking the first photo on the Ur-Leica in 1914.

Leica III with Elmar 3.5cm f3.5, Kodak Tmax400 at 200, Perceptol...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,080
Views: 234,642
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ernst Leitz Hotel, Leica Park, Wetzlar. Leica...

Ernst Leitz Hotel, Leica Park, Wetzlar.

Leica III, Elmar 3.5cm f3.5, Kodak Tmax400 at 200 in Perceptol 1:2

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/ernstleitzhotel-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,420
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I stopped using my last DSLR, the otherwise...

I stopped using my last DSLR, the otherwise wondrous D700, after a day of shooting vintage car sports, and with over 600 images I winnowed it down to about 5 I was happy with. It struck me that all I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I couldn't have put it better myself! Hopefully...

I couldn't have put it better myself!

Hopefully there will be people with knowledge of the bulkscan function along soon.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Plustek Opticscan 120 - can't get it to bulk scan either 120 or 135

I bought this on the recommendation of a photographer friend and from the beginning I've never been able to do more than one image at a time, whether set to scan, bulk scan, or either after a...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 361
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
By coincidence was reading the Ken Rockwell...

By coincidence was reading the Ken Rockwell review (yes I know) and he mentions 35/1.4 Summilux-M and 35/2 Summicron-M as maybe having issues.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 244
Views: 12,325
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
As of now, my Leica M3. As of an hour ago, my...

As of now, my Leica M3. As of an hour ago, my Leica III and yesterday my Rolleiflex 2.8F. It's the results of developing the film I shot with them in that sequence!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The Eisenmarkt as per Oskar, taken with a Leica...

The Eisenmarkt as per Oskar, taken with a Leica III with 1932 Elmar 35mm f3.5, Tmy400 at 200 in Perceptol 1:2. No people: too early and too...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 962
Views: 188,918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Leica M3, Summaron 35mm f2.8, TriX400 in Rodinal...

Leica M3, Summaron 35mm f2.8, TriX400 in Rodinal semi-stand

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/ladytube-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 817
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I agree with that Russell - I have had excellent...

I agree with that Russell - I have had excellent results from one send off lab - FilmDev - that is very reasonable. If I didn't develop my own, I'd send it there in a heartbeat. At £4 a roll for C41...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 953
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I think I've found the perfect body for the R...

I think I've found the perfect body for the R lenses. Just not an R body! The Leicaflex SL2 may be a little bit of a beast, but it has all that deliciousness of a mechanical system designed by Herr...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Perfect thank you - the Leitax site is very...

Perfect thank you - the Leitax site is very clear, I've even managed to install one on a Zeiss Rollei mount lens, so I hope I can do this.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Right, found a macro adapter with the cams (mine...

Right, found a macro adapter with the cams (mine is stop down only).

How did you transfer them from the adapter to the lens?

(this is very very helpful - Summicrons are not cheap to replace!)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 892
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My newly acquired CL is just a tiny bit darker...

My newly acquired CL is just a tiny bit darker than either my M2 or M3, both of which are nice and bright.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Cal, I so much prefer spot meters for most...

Thanks Cal, I so much prefer spot meters for most things.

I'm intrigued - you can basically instal a new set of ramps and the lens will then mate with the system? I like the idea, not sure my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just tested the metering against the spot meter...

Just tested the metering against the spot meter mode on my R7 (which has been exact so far) and it's precisely the same results. That's very encouraging.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just enjoy shooting your Zorki 4, I have had...

Just enjoy shooting your Zorki 4, I have had decent results from mine and replace it if it breaks down.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 284
Views: 12,043
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'd prefer black paint too.

I'd prefer black paint too.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Another R version lens. Thank you analoged, I'm...

Another R version lens. Thank you analoged, I'm glad I hardly use 50mm anyway, so it's not a great loss, but obviously if I do replace it, a 3 cam is the one to look for.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Leicaflex SL2 with R lens issue

I have been using both an R4S and an R7 with no issues for some months. I have a 35mm Summicron, 50mm Summicron and 80mm Summilux, all of which work perfectly on the two cameras.

Last week I bought...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 6,006
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've just bought two more. That's enough for now...

I've just bought two more. That's enough for now (crossing fingers etc).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
This is Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 400, expiry...

This is Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 400, expiry 2009.08, stored in a friend's loft in the north of England (so warm in really hot summers and damp & miserable the remaining 364 days of the year). I gave...
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,435
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lots of developing from my Germany trip. Hardly...

Lots of developing from my Germany trip. Hardly started.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 284
Views: 12,043
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Seriously impressive!

Seriously impressive!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 616
Views: 15,618
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Aksel Rykkvin, former boy soprano sensation, now...

Aksel Rykkvin, former boy soprano sensation, now baritone. After rehearsal, Stolberg July 2019.

Rolleiflex 2.8F
Ilford HP5+ at 1600, HC110 dilution...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks - I've reset to your specs and much more...

Thanks - I've reset to your specs and much more is captured - many thanks!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's where they were! I didn't think of going...

That's where they were! I didn't think of going in there.

I have to say that when I've got a number of things sorted, such as moving house, I might then have the budget for a digital Leica like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,138
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I can't find a recipe on Massive Dev, but...

I can't find a recipe on Massive Dev, but probably Rodinal 1:100 for an hour would no doubt work on a photographer's eye too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,357
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My arm works, just no battery to check it...

My arm works, just no battery to check it delivers the correct exposure. But I love it already, it's just a very nice thing. Home today and I can dig out a battery to test it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 817
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Or you can look at achieving different contrast,...

Or you can look at achieving different contrast, grain, detail and overall look with different developers too. All at a far more sensible 20 degrees.

But yes, master a black and white developer and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
They felt like it. Returning to my car at the...

They felt like it. Returning to my car at the Leitz Park without any shade on the first day it showed an external temperature parked up of 45.5C. Ok some of that is heat sink, but I was glad that the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My V800 scans the fullness of the 135 negative...

My V800 scans the fullness of the 135 negative (as long as correctly exposed) but crops the things by a good 3mm each side on bulk scan, so I have then to re-scan the individual images I want in full...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
If there were refurbished M9s there I didn't...

If there were refurbished M9s there I didn't notice, but that's probably because I was looking at older things. The only contemporary things I noticed were the lenses for the SL2, given they were the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks ka7197. Wetzlar certainly comes to life...

Thanks ka7197.

Wetzlar certainly comes to life on a Friday evening. Anyway I found a decent Paulaner biergarten by the side of the Lahn (just that bit cooler now) and enjoyed some Bavarian Weiss...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,357
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Good to know. The absence of a functioning meter...

Good to know. The absence of a functioning meter in the CL (I think it's pretty pointless me buying another battery adaptor to check) is of no concern, and I'm shooting a test roll to check all the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Loved the museum, to see examples of every camera...

Loved the museum, to see examples of every camera and lens made was lovely. Sadly the only activity in the workshop was a cleaner as it's shut down time. I avoided lunch in the Leica park hotel,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,357
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
How funny! Leica CL with 40mm Summicron f2 and a...

How funny! Leica CL with 40mm Summicron f2 and a Leicaflex SL2, both from the Leica Shop at the Leitz Park in Wetzlar. The latter came with box, mint case and instruction manual, with the Leica...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I couldn't afford a beer after finding these...

I couldn't afford a beer after finding these beauties in the Leica Shop at Leitz Park.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/oh-dearleitz-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
To beat the heat I got up a bit earlier and did...

To beat the heat I got up a bit earlier and did the Altstadt before lunch, so I've got numerous pics of the Eisenmarkt from the Ur-Leica Punkt. I'm sure he couldn't have been using a 50mm as the 35mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,533
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I really find I can't shoot colour and black and...

I really find I can't shoot colour and black and white successfully at the same time (some might say or instead of and). If I want to cart around two bodies - with reluctance nowadays - it would be...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have used my XT30 with Leica M, M42 and R...

I have used my XT30 with Leica M, M42 and R lenses, which have been straightforward and easier to focus than like glass on my Sony A7s. I haven't used the Ricoh. I have been told that the Xpro1 is a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm normally a man for whom good food and wine is...

I'm normally a man for whom good food and wine is a passion beyond photography but with this heat my appetite has taken a terrible knock. I'll see how I feel for lunch tomorrow as it looks just a bit...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
If it requires walking in this heat, not a chance!

If it requires walking in this heat, not a chance!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just spent a couple of hours at the gallery. The...

Just spent a couple of hours at the gallery. The Paul Wolff / Alfred Tritschler exhibition is absolutely stunning - amazing images of pre-war Germany, Zeppelins, Industry, Nuremburg Rally and 1936...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,672
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Or indeed Mamiya 7s. Leica prices have definitely...

Or indeed Mamiya 7s. Leica prices have definitely risen, but not in that league!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 284
Views: 12,043
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very very nice indeed.

Very very nice indeed.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,141
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I lent a young friend my Sony A7s so he could...

I lent a young friend my Sony A7s so he could learn about using it for video (and save him the expense of buying one for a one-off project). Of course, the silly sausage loves it so much he then...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 817
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I loathe colour development. Stinky developer,...

I loathe colour development. Stinky developer, horrible stainy blix, the necessity to agitate for seemingly hours as the blix depletes, keeping temperature constant in the winter and water everywhere...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 970
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
How strange - yes I have. In my case it was...

How strange - yes I have. In my case it was Portra 800 with the new backing in my Rolleiflex 3.5F. I noticed the film advance was exceptionally hard to wind - nothing like that before, and I've...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Well, I'll be taking the Leica III with 1932...

Well, I'll be taking the Leica III with 1932 Elmar 3.5cm back to its home. I'm afraid the M3 will have to put up with a Zeiss 35mm Biogon as my Summaron specs are hopelessly out of alignment and are...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks so much - I really must stop looking at my...

Thanks so much - I really must stop looking at my old cameras and assuming they still make them there...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wetzlar tourism - things to do in a spare day

By good fortune, and no reward flights back that day, I find myself with a free day to spend in Wetzlar next week. Obviously there are things to do and see at the Leica complex in Solms, but any...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 265
Views: 23,927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Warships he wanted RFA Stromness entering...

Warships he wanted

RFA Stromness entering Plymouth Sound for Navy Days 1981.
Zenit E, Helios 44 on Kodachrome of some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,648
Views: 280,666
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The one, the only, Jaguar XJ13 at Gaydon National...

The one, the only, Jaguar XJ13 at Gaydon National Motor Museum

Rolleiflex 2.8F, Bergger Pancro 400 at 1600, Rodinal 1:33 semi-stand for 1...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 357
Views: 17,737
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I decided to mount up my Super Takumar 50mm f1.4...

I decided to mount up my Super Takumar 50mm f1.4 8 element with adapter on my Fuji XT30 and I really like the results.


Animatronic T Rex at the Natural History Museum shot at 12800iso. Definitely...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,137
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Indeed, a concise and precise summary. Sadly I...

Indeed, a concise and precise summary. Sadly I can't remember the last time I said wow.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I bought my XT30 for colour work as I hate...

I bought my XT30 for colour work as I hate developing colour and found the ratio of decent pics to cost of film unrewarding. That it gives a black and white capability that I enjoy was an added...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,137
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Now that is a nice new car, especially well...

Now that is a nice new car, especially well rendered into something older by the film!

My problem is as a car nut that I can hardly think of a single new car that I like the look of.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just the one colour would be Portra 400, very...

Just the one colour would be Portra 400, very flexible and capable of both pushing and pulling, colours are lovely.

Black and white - Kodak Tmax400. Sharp, gorgeous tones, pushable to 1600 without...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sorry - not sure what you are asking?

Sorry - not sure what you are asking?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-18-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,115
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A friend, a professional, highly recommended the...

A friend, a professional, highly recommended the Fuji X cameras to me for black and white. He switched to an XPro2 from a Leica Monochrom. This was just uploaded from today - it's from an XT30 using...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,108
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have a VCII and an MR (which underexposes). The...

I have a VCII and an MR (which underexposes). The VCII is accurate, small and stylish. But - you have to take your eye of the subject, fiddle with the dials and make sure those settings are adjusted...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,299
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That lens is a beauty and wonderfully compact. I...

That lens is a beauty and wonderfully compact. I saw someone with an insanely large Canon DSLR shooting it and it really did just look like an oversized flange. Results are excellent, very sharp and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,299
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Kodak Retina - beautiful small camera with lovely...

Kodak Retina - beautiful small camera with lovely lens and cold shoe.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,108
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Could hardly be worse...

Could hardly be worse...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-17-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,962
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm trying to find one to take with me to Germany...

I'm trying to find one to take with me to Germany next week. There are ten used 35mm f1.4s at my favourite dealer Wex, but no f2s. I think that says a lot!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 8,847
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Dourbalister - such lovely results you get from...

Dourbalister - such lovely results you get from this. The first is stunning - both as a photo and as proof of what the film can deliver!

Were it not for a 40 roll backlog I need to work through, I'd...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-16-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-16-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,431
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Pathway to Brentor Church, Dartmoor. Leica M3,...

Pathway to Brentor Church, Dartmoor. Leica M3, Zeiss Biogon C 35mm f2.8, Ilford Delta 400

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/pathway-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-16-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fascinating - what did you use to fill in the...

Fascinating - what did you use to fill in the black and how did you remove the surplus?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,477
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Any new film is interesting even if not for me....

Any new film is interesting even if not for me. Their 800 colour is lovely, and a friend is producing super results with Potsdam 100 - I think that is rebranded ORWO UN54. If it sells more it is a...
Forum: Other RF 07-16-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's interesting, even more learned today,...

That's interesting, even more learned today, thanks Erik

Mine is faintly crude and a little difficult to operate the aperture (I think a CLA would help). Mine has a tiny chip in the front element,...
Forum: Other RF 07-16-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very interesting - thank you!. All I do know is...

Very interesting - thank you!. All I do know is that the Amotal lens (hat tip to Erik) is astonishing! I have one in later adapted L39 mount and I love it.

I now know how much US$700 was when it...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-15-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,962
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
M9 is both wider and taller. If you want...

M9 is both wider and taller.

If you want something smaller with a beautiful lens, the X100F with the 23mm f2 takes some beating. Having a fixed lens 23mm f2 makes it ultra compact. The 35mm f1.4 is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,840
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That is a gorgeous photo - the colours themselves...

That is a gorgeous photo - the colours themselves give it a time and place, and while the smokestack menaces in the background, there is a sense of the future and optimism in the bright colours (has...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-15-2019
Replies: 962
Views: 188,918
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A foretaste of infinity, Olympus XA3 Portra...

A foretaste of infinity, Olympus XA3 Portra 400

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/eternity-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,137
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Great link Dourbalister! I was too young to...

Great link Dourbalister!

I was too young to remember the moon landings, but I recall my father talking reverently about Hasselblads as the great cameras that went to the moon. The images are just...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,840
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Within such a short space of time that world has...

Within such a short space of time that world has gone. I welcome the end of horrible smoke and pollution, but photos without it don't look half so good!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-14-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,462
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ultimately it's about what we all enjoy most (or...

Ultimately it's about what we all enjoy most (or more if it's just film vs digital). I do both and enjoy them.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-14-2019
Replies: 3,026
Views: 480,657
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Me backwards, Fujifilm XT30 with adapted Zeiss...

Me backwards, Fujifilm XT30 with adapted Zeiss Ultron 50mm f1.8 in Acros Red filter emulation mode.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/me-1-of-1-2.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-13-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,462
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I feel the same way about my Fujifilm XT30. I was...

I feel the same way about my Fujifilm XT30. I was out today testing my Rolleiflex 2.8F with Delta 400, but the Fuji could deliver colour, black and white, inside and out, with ISOs up to 6400 (I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Phil - very helpful. Not one for me then!

Thanks Phil - very helpful. Not one for me then!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Help identifying this lens mount

Popped in to my dealer today, before selling me a Rolleiflex 2.8F, he brought out this Angenieux 9.5-57mm 16mm cine zoom. He knows I want to convert something interesting to use with mirrorless. He...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-12-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 3,079
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
They sound like they are snowed. They do a lot of...

They sound like they are snowed. They do a lot of work for dealers too and it wouldn't surprise me if that gets done a bit more promptly, but I might be transferring my experience with another...
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