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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By FrozenInTime
With so much scanning by digital cameras these...

With so much scanning by digital cameras these days and less optical printing, an Ilford, Scala like, B&W transparency optimized film and chemistry kit should do well.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 286,990
Posted By FrozenInTime
Looks a bit too sad to be a rat-look daily run...

Looks a bit too sad to be a rat-look daily run around ; so a nice project for someone :-)

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/MGA.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 8,228
Posted By FrozenInTime
http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/Portsoy1.j...

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/Portsoy1.jpg

M10 40/1.2
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 286,990
Posted By FrozenInTime
Yes loving the 40/1.2 ; the view, rendering and...

Yes loving the 40/1.2 ; the view, rendering and the freedom of carrying just one compact fast lens.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 286,990
Posted By FrozenInTime
LOL, so...

LOL, so true.

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/MG112.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 286,990
Posted By FrozenInTime
Alpine in the...

Alpine in the field.

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/Alpinefield.jpg

M10 40/1.2
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-03-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,077
Posted By FrozenInTime
Like ++ One click feedback sounds like a good...

Like ++

One click feedback sounds like a good idea, and will likely encouraging more image posting.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By FrozenInTime
Bank branch offices are this generations ‘goners’...

Bank branch offices are this generations ‘goners’ ; Petrol stations will be next, so better set about recording them.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-18-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 740
Posted By FrozenInTime
I don't know about NG, but since putting the...

I don't know about NG, but since putting the 40/1.2 on my M10, I have been pondering the need for other lenses.

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/WhiteMannie.jpg

The White Mannie of Findochty...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-18-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,130
Posted By FrozenInTime
I never quite get why the Leica and Minolta 40mm...

I never quite get why the Leica and Minolta 40mm lenses are so revered with the Voigtlander a mere footnote.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,130
Posted By FrozenInTime
There is a very good comparison of the...

There is a very good comparison of the Summicron-C vs Nokton here:
http://gear.vogelius.se/-editorials/40-vs-40/index.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,589
Posted By FrozenInTime
Spot on. Like the 0-series , a modern...

Spot on.
Like the 0-series , a modern reproduction , but they have good provenance to do so.
It's their Leipzig model.

Playing degrees of connection:
Laco was formed in 1925 ; the Leica I was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,589
Posted By FrozenInTime
No logo on this watch, but , if not brand, Iím...

No logo on this watch, but , if not brand, Iím sure most could get country of origin and design era from a far.

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/LacoLeipzig0series.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,100
Posted By FrozenInTime
Going back to 2010 when the thread started, in...

Going back to 2010 when the thread started, in hindsight would you make the same choices again?

No regrets with getting a Leica M9 and Ricoh GRD-III that year.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By FrozenInTime
Glen Licht, Scotland, December...

Glen Licht, Scotland, December 2018

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/GlenLicht.jpg

CL 18-56 ISO 1600
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,262
Posted By FrozenInTime
It looks the part, but I donít see mention of...

It looks the part, but I donít see mention of modifying the 80mm lens shutter to work like that in a MK or SWC , i.e. remain closed on re-cocking, which is essential if the rear auxiliary shutter ,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,702
Posted By FrozenInTime
Anyone remember ĎSalvage 1í a fictional TV series...

Anyone remember ĎSalvage 1í a fictional TV series about a scrap dealer visiting moon to recover artifacts ?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,702
Posted By FrozenInTime
The body of the camera may be at 260F, but in a...

The body of the camera may be at 260F, but in a vacuum heat is only passed by conduction and IR radiation, so film isolated on sprockets is okay.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By FrozenInTime
You really want a second small bag e.g....

You really want a second small bag e.g. mountainsmith tour or camelbak, to keep your camera gear, phone and passport on your person for security and readiness of use and away from hard knocks.
The...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-13-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 12,283
Posted By FrozenInTime
Great photos Mike - keep them coming. Tim, both...

Great photos Mike - keep them coming.

Tim, both the 40/1.4 and 1.2 bring up the 50mm frames.
This works for me I just think of think as the lens as a 50mm with extra space, so frame just beyond the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,208
Posted By FrozenInTime
M3 with titanium shutter upgrade has been done -...

M3 with titanium shutter upgrade has been done - spectacularly well:

https://www.35mmc.com/22/07/2018/leica-m3-titan-panda-leica-m4-p-super-rat-cameraworks-uk-custom-cameras/

There is a video...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,208
Posted By FrozenInTime
I would like a 135 film slit scan 0-360 degree...

I would like a 135 film slit scan 0-360 degree rotating camera with a Leica M lens mount.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-22-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,013
Posted By FrozenInTime
Similar dilemma to the o/p kknox. I’m rather...

Similar dilemma to the o/p kknox.

I’m rather pleased with the Voigtlander 40/1.2 and wondering if I would regret selling some 35 and 50mm lenses.

Last year I did sell a 7A 50/1.1, but parting with...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,706
Posted By FrozenInTime
Anyone compared the GR III with a Leica TL2 and...

Anyone compared the GR III with a Leica TL2 and TL 18mm yet ?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By FrozenInTime
My first hasselblad as well - big advantage over...

My first hasselblad as well - big advantage over the 500c/m was the brighter focus screen.

I’m sure I managed to fit the meter knob on mine - perhaps by using the metal retainer from the plastic...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-17-2019
Replies: 152
Views: 19,607
Posted By FrozenInTime
Yep, Most people would feel insecure leaving a...

Yep,

Most people would feel insecure leaving a room, let alone going outside, for even five minutes without the their phone.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-10-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 286,990
Posted By FrozenInTime
The car still exudes style, and looks well...

The car still exudes style, and looks well maintained, so I suspect deliberate abuse to achieve a rat car look. Owner probably also has a fake worn to the brass black paint Leica...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-10-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 286,990
Posted By FrozenInTime
M10 40/1.2 @ 1.2...

M10 40/1.2 @ 1.2

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/AlfaPatina.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-06-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,034
Posted By FrozenInTime
No one mentioned the 40/1.4 Voigtlander Nokton...

No one mentioned the 40/1.4 Voigtlander Nokton yet ?
Very small, fast when you need it , easily available , standard filters.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By FrozenInTime
Avoid alkaline batteries ; use instead silver...

Avoid alkaline batteries ; use instead silver oxide or better still lithium.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-28-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,339
Posted By FrozenInTime
Seems clear the optical cell or lens elements...

Seems clear the optical cell or lens elements were from Chinese or Russian lenses.
If, in a German workshop, they repackaged them in new shells and changed the aperture mechanism, does not that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,639
Posted By FrozenInTime
The inherent image quality of the 8x11 minox...

The inherent image quality of the 8x11 minox camera is suprpisingly good.
The problem was in order to achieve the best it, film choice and processing care then the enlarger system had to be far far...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-25-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By FrozenInTime
Newswear small press pouch works well with M...

Newswear small press pouch works well with M bodies and most lenses.
http://www.newswear.com/smallpdetail.htm
The larger body pouch is needed with a 90/2 or Noctilux etc.
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-23-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,706
Posted By FrozenInTime
After using the GR cameras with 28mm view, I find...

After using the GR cameras with 28mm view, I find it very difficult to return to a 28mm on a film M.
With the GR LCD to frame, so often I hold the camera at arms length ; up , down , sideways etc. ...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-21-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,706
Posted By FrozenInTime
I can see myself getting one by the year end. The...

I can see myself getting one by the year end.
The IBIS will be an asset for those atmospheric film noir night time city shots.
In the meantime, there is Fred Lyon’s book.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,622
Posted By FrozenInTime
I really like the camera, and eventually bought...

I really like the camera, and eventually bought both versions - new and new-old-stock.
The first with the folding finder, is used with a SBOOI finder and the case modified into a half case by slicing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-10-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,202
Posted By FrozenInTime
A APS-C Ricoh GR digital along with your MX and...

A APS-C Ricoh GR digital along with your MX and 40mm would be a nice combination
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By FrozenInTime
Really enjoyed that program. Great sympathetic...

Really enjoyed that program.
Great sympathetic reportage contrasting today’s England with his past work.
Very good film and darkroom content.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-24-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By FrozenInTime
Itís almost a futile effort trying to meter film...

Itís almost a futile effort trying to meter film pushed so far.
The effective speed and shape of the film curve coupled with scene dynamic range means the image will fall into shadows and block...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By FrozenInTime
If the same lens was used for both sets , then...

If the same lens was used for both sets , then possibly the rear back plate is not applying enough pressure to seal the gate.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,208
Posted By FrozenInTime
Yes great lens, seeing more use on the CL than it...

Yes great lens, seeing more use on the CL than it did on the M.
With the CL EVF/LCD seeing flare is easy, so I go for compact and do not use a hood instead use my hand as a shade when needed.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,208
Posted By FrozenInTime
The 35 TL Summilux is not a whole lot bigger than...

The 35 TL Summilux is not a whole lot bigger than the 18-56 so itís not difficult to get used to.
The lens rendering is very neutral wide open, which where I use it 90% of be time.
Bokeh is smooth...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,208
Posted By FrozenInTime
When I saw that the SL lens roadmap was aiming...

When I saw that the SL lens roadmap was aiming for optical perfection and not going to compromise in order to reduce size, I decided the TL system was the way to retain the compactness of Leica M...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-17-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,644
Posted By FrozenInTime
M user since 1984. My M9-P was sitting unused...

M user since 1984. My M9-P was sitting unused since it came back from sensor upgrade last year.
Having a M10 and film Ms; after trialing a TL2 with M adapter, I was impressed and sold the M9-P and...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 11-16-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By FrozenInTime
The ergonomics of the lens look terrible: The...

The ergonomics of the lens look terrible:
The focus ring is far away from the body and the ring so deep that there is no hand rest area other than the tripod mount L . With all that weight up from...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,043
Posted By FrozenInTime
Live histogram and ability to see lens flare is...

Live histogram and ability to see lens flare is what draws me to mirror-less over a rangefinder on many occasions.

But itís not just Canon and Nikon suffering from full frame bloat; look at the size...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-30-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1,943
Posted By FrozenInTime
Never say never ... I saw you recently bought a...

Never say never ... I saw you recently bought a Leica T:
The kit zoom 18-56 is remarkably good.

Iíve always avoided zooms especially kit zooms, but this one is a game changer for me ; itís small...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-25-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,930
Posted By FrozenInTime
Still think there are too many user...

Still think there are too many user aids:
Monochrome sensor with no light meter or auto exposure and WORM SD cards is the way to go ;-)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-21-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18,940
Posted By FrozenInTime
These days digital makes minimalism easier e.g....

These days digital makes minimalism easier e.g. stitching for width or high ISO overcoming a small aperture.
Still I find 50mm is just a bit tight for a comfortable all rounder.
40mm or 28mm on APS-C...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-13-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By FrozenInTime
Is it a receiver/viewer for a fibre optic bundle...

Is it a receiver/viewer for a fibre optic bundle - a basic borescope or endoscope ?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-12-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By FrozenInTime
I was not happy with the softness of the 35mm...

I was not happy with the softness of the 35mm summicron 11310 when used wide open for nightscapes and auroras etc.
The newly introduced 35mm Summilux ASPH was breathtakingly sharp wide open and free...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,630
Posted By FrozenInTime
X100F was a camera I should have liked but after...

X100F was a camera I should have liked but after two months it was sold and replaced with a TL2 which was far quicker to use thanks to the clean UI.

Q7 no regrets once I got a 01 standard prime lens...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-29-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 20,706
Posted By FrozenInTime
IBIS / VR was a very useful improvement on the...

IBIS / VR was a very useful improvement on the GRDIV.
With more pixels available on the GR III, it will really help for night cityscapes.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By FrozenInTime
In the UK , I’m guessing the peak of the digital...

In the UK , I’m guessing the peak of the digital mini-lab roughly coincided with APS film around the turn of the century.
Prior to that only a few consumer orientated trained operator C-41 mini-lab...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-28-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 10,866
Posted By FrozenInTime
I like the small size, but not the retro...

I like the small size, but not the retro chrome/black mix : all black please.
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,940
Posted By FrozenInTime
The new Zeiss ZX1 is a 800g ‘compact’ camera that...

The new Zeiss ZX1 is a 800g ‘compact’ camera that answers your dream.

The Ricoh GR and Leica CL/TL series are much more in align with what I’m happy with.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-27-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,381
Posted By FrozenInTime
Hope they catch them. Lots of CCTV and...

Hope they catch them.
Lots of CCTV and numberplate recognition cameras in the UK.

There must be close to a million pounds worth of stuff gone :eek: making it one of Scotlandís largest robberies...
Forum: Leica SL 09-23-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 3,275
Posted By FrozenInTime
Porsche did design something with which the...

Porsche did design something with which the current SL shares aesthetics

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elefant

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/07/Elefant_USAOM-01.jpg
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 09-21-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,664
Posted By FrozenInTime
Itís going to make an amazing film scanner : 150...

Itís going to make an amazing film scanner : 150 Mpixel sensor shift

https://www.l-rumors.com/l5-the-new-panasonic-ff-high-edn-camera-can-take-150-megapixel-images-in-pixel-shift-modus/
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 09-21-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,664
Posted By FrozenInTime
I would be nice if Voigtlander also get in on the...

I would be nice if Voigtlander also get in on the game and make some L native lenses.
The TL/CL would especially benefit from APS-C specific manual focus lenses.
For SL focus magnification...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-16-2018
Replies: 348
Views: 45,366
Posted By FrozenInTime
Cammell...

Cammell Laird

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/MerseyYard.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-16-2018
Replies: 348
Views: 45,366
Posted By FrozenInTime
Wallasey Town Hall. Leica TL2 28mm Elmarit-M...

Wallasey Town Hall. Leica TL2 28mm Elmarit-M

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/MerseyWedding.jpg
Forum: Leica SL 09-12-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,970
Posted By FrozenInTime
I think the success of the CL will be providing...

I think the success of the CL will be providing the feedback they need : think EVF , think small.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-08-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,371
Posted By FrozenInTime
I do think Texas Leica is widely understood to...

I do think Texas Leica is widely understood to refer to the Fuji 6x9 RFs.

Linhof did take it one stage bigger
http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/Linhof612_M6.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-30-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,455
Posted By FrozenInTime
Most of the time the superb Panasonic 15/1.7 is...

Most of the time the superb Panasonic 15/1.7 is on the camera a GX-80
The panasonic 30/2.8 next frequently used.

Back with the Olympus EP-1 the 20/1.7 was a major step up from the olympus...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,163
Posted By FrozenInTime
Water lilies count...

Water lilies count ?

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/OuluLilly.jpg

Leica TL2 + MS optics 28/2 ooc jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 08-26-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 16,431
Posted By FrozenInTime
Just bought my first pair after being away from...

Just bought my first pair after being away from any climbing for 30 years.
New house boat mooring is only a few minutes away from the indoor wall at Ratho .:)

M9 had been away for so long getting...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-21-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,761
Posted By FrozenInTime
Rumor has it there will be an updated macbook air...

Rumor has it there will be an updated macbook air in september ... so hold on.

When my last macbook air died about a year ago, I too thought I would try a ipad pro.
It’s not been a total success ,...
Forum: Travel 08-11-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,825
Posted By FrozenInTime
I probably visit three or so times a year and...

I probably visit three or so times a year and walk a good bit in much the same areas.

Never been threatened or in danger but there are brief occasions on Muni or the streets that feel...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-03-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 3,049
Posted By FrozenInTime
Great thread !

Great thread !
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-01-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4,085
Posted By FrozenInTime
When I was young, it seemed that life was so...

When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical
And the scene through the optical viewfinder , captured on film so happily
Oh joyfully, playfully...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-29-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 4,074
Posted By FrozenInTime
A bit of inspiration there Godfrey, I must try...

A bit of inspiration there Godfrey, I must try scanning the old negatives with a modern high resolution macro setup.

Various Minox cameras lived in my pockets for almost 10 years before the iphone...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 07-29-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,769
Posted By FrozenInTime
It does seem like they have gone out of their way...

It does seem like they have gone out of their way to design the exact opposite to their ill fated V 1-series cameras.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2018
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,807,620
Posted By FrozenInTime
If they removed the PC socket from the back it...

If they removed the PC socket from the back it would be perfect.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-26-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By FrozenInTime
Good packs should have side compression...

Good packs should have side compression straps.
Those can be used for a rolled up camping mat, waterproof jacket or tripod ;-)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-25-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By FrozenInTime
One more suggestion: If you are doing a...

One more suggestion:
If you are doing a combination of traveling and walking, is to also get a small 20 to 25 liter day pack. Use this for your valuables such as passport, phone and cameras.

When...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-25-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By FrozenInTime
Advice for a ( external ) frame rucksack is about...

Advice for a ( external ) frame rucksack is about 30 years out of date ... you will be laughed out of any shop in the UK. Multi-week unsupported trekking does not happen here.
All modern...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2018
Replies: 532
Views: 48,884
Posted By FrozenInTime
http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/IMG_2572.J...

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/IMG_2572.JPG

TL2 28mm Summicron M
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,735
Posted By FrozenInTime
Tmax 400 MS Apoqualia 35/1.4 both at...

Tmax 400
MS Apoqualia 35/1.4 both at f/1.4

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/KubrickSF-1.jpg

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/35AQ_Shanghai-1.jpg

Also Sonnetar 50/1.1
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-04-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,691
Posted By FrozenInTime
The 60mm has a good track record as a point an...

The 60mm has a good track record as a point an shoot on 6x6 - Biogon moon ;-)

I tried 38,50,60,80,100 and 150 lenses over the years.
I found I’m only really comfortable with the the 60 and 80mm...
Forum: Travel 06-30-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,547
Posted By FrozenInTime
The screen I saw showed the steel film cassettes...

The screen I saw showed the steel film cassettes as light grey i.e. quite transparent.
The brass take up spool was much darker and clearly visible through the shadow of aluminum camera body.

That...
Forum: Travel 06-30-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,547
Posted By FrozenInTime
In a related fashion to the topic: Going through...

In a related fashion to the topic:

Going through LHR this week, my bag drew the attention of the x-ray operator.
Soon there were three people peering over the image.

I was taken aside and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-22-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 4,793
Posted By FrozenInTime
Surprised today when a Thai restaurant waitress...

Surprised today when a Thai restaurant waitress commented “don’t forget your Leica” as I was getting up to leave.

Not bad at all, she had recognized it from just the brown leather case ( that came...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By FrozenInTime
A 4G cellular WiFi access point often is a better...

A 4G cellular WiFi access point often is a better solution indoors as the 4G box can be placed by a window for clear reception. It will even accept a remote antenna for permanent installs.
I’m using...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-30-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 3,541
Posted By FrozenInTime
I would be interested. At the weekend I lost...

I would be interested.
At the weekend I lost many images as I did not notice the polarizing filter I put on the 75mm summicron , to help cut through the haze, had somehow obtained a grease film all...
Forum: Travel 05-30-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By FrozenInTime
Unless it’s a very small feeder aircraft, you can...

Unless it’s a very small feeder aircraft, you can normally get away with a small laptop bag and an overhead bin carry on.
Tops Designs Commuter briefcase for cameras/computer and a pelican air 1535 (...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-20-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 2,477
Posted By FrozenInTime
One of the last of it kind - Suzuki Jimny :...

One of the last of it kind - Suzuki Jimny : production ended after 18 years in April this year.

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/Jimny.jpg
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,442
Posted By FrozenInTime
Iíve been finding the Topo Designs Commuter...

Iíve been finding the Topo Designs Commuter briefcase ( 13L ) very versatile.
I can be carried as a briefcase, backpack or shoulder bag.
In backpack wear, it can be slung round on one strap to...
Forum: Sony RX Series 03-11-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,382
Posted By FrozenInTime
As the GR-III was not announced at CP+, I picked...

As the GR-III was not announced at CP+, I picked up a X100F this week as I liked the concept of pairing it with the SP-3 square format Instax printer while traveling.
Still coming to terms with it:...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-29-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By FrozenInTime
European new prices worked out 200 to 300 dollars...

European new prices worked out 200 to 300 dollars less that US or UK prices for me a couple of years ago, and that still seems to hold today.

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/M6_7A5011.JPG
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-25-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 4,384
Posted By FrozenInTime
Changing world - I believe Volvo and Porsche now...

Changing world - I believe Volvo and Porsche now offer subscription purchase for their cars ... and we know how Leica was keen to draw comparisons between the Leica M typ 240 and the Porsche 911.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-25-2017
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,470
Posted By FrozenInTime
Pelican 1730 case so I can ship my V35 Focomat...

Pelican 1730 case so I can ship my V35 Focomat overseas ... probably would have been cheaper just to buy another V35.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-19-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 8,256
Posted By FrozenInTime
The E mount samples show a smoother Bokeh than...

The E mount samples show a smoother Bokeh than the 40/1.4 M

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2017/10/18/the-voigtlander-40-f1-2-nokton-lens-review-a-noctilux-for-your-sony-a7-or-a9/
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-07-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 5,559
Posted By FrozenInTime
I'm jumping between a iphone 5 , Pentax Q7 ,...

I'm jumping between a iphone 5 , Pentax Q7 , Panasonic GX85, Ricoh GR and Leica M9/10.
They've all produced images I like in their own way. However the smaller sensors coupled with those cameras...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-03-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By FrozenInTime
RoHS was a lame excuse to discontinue the XPAN -...

RoHS was a lame excuse to discontinue the XPAN - it would not have been that expensive to go lead free. They simply forecast diminishing returns from the film camera market at the time and lost...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 4,163
Posted By FrozenInTime
Gave up after twenty minutes of rambling without...

Gave up after twenty minutes of rambling without merit.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-01-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,363
Posted By FrozenInTime
No such thing as a free review .... seems to be...

No such thing as a free review .... seems to be selling $2,400 workshops
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3,323
Posted By FrozenInTime
In the films, they did a really good job...

In the films, they did a really good job presenting the B&W photos : stunning photos , but also the reproduction of tonality, grain and sharpness was impressively well handled.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,575
Posted By FrozenInTime
Maybe the story is back to front : Zenit KMZ...

Maybe the story is back to front :
Zenit KMZ flush with defense contract Rubles prepares to buy Blackstone's 45% share in Leica ;-)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-31-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,698
Posted By FrozenInTime
I upgraded mainly to get better cold weather and...

I upgraded mainly to get better cold weather and high ISO performance.
It's only just arrived, after a six month wait, so don't yet have enough hands on time to contribute useful image comparison...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,403
Posted By FrozenInTime
Like many things in the internet, the issue is...

Like many things in the internet, the issue is completely overblown ;-)

I've been using a M6 for must be 20 years and seldom noticed the path flare ; if I did, a silight movement and it's gone....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,659
Posted By FrozenInTime
Frequently use it to move around a horizontal...

Frequently use it to move around a horizontal reference line
Forum: Travel 07-26-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,454
Posted By FrozenInTime
UK readers will remember this work around...

UK readers will remember this work around

http://www.sellmymobile.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/dom_joly_phone.jpg

More seriously - so I can leave the non-electronic lenses and camera bodies...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,509
Posted By FrozenInTime
I can believe there is a customs issue - it's...

I can believe there is a customs issue - it's their own fault ; my lens was misclassified and undervalued on the declaration.

There may also be a delay awaiting next production batch with the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-23-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,509
Posted By FrozenInTime
Very useful set of result Roland. With the M.240...

Very useful set of result Roland.

With the M.240 how are you finding RF cam to EVF focus matching ?
I'm stuck with film for now so the feedback loop is long; at f/1.1 I'm finding the RF useable at...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-23-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,421
Posted By FrozenInTime
isopropyl alcohol is normally a safe bet

isopropyl alcohol is normally a safe bet
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-22-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,082
Posted By FrozenInTime
I think you are missing the point of the images I...

I think you are missing the point of the images I posted:
These were warts and all examples - including bad bokeh and were taken on film.
For film rangefinder users there is no way to pre-visualize...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 4,775
Posted By FrozenInTime
Bay area living is tough even on those with good...

Bay area living is tough even on those with good jobs :
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/12/if-you-make-105000-in-san-francisco-youre-considered-low-income.html
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-22-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,082
Posted By FrozenInTime
I've read their E-mount 50/1 only covers APS-C

I've read their E-mount 50/1 only covers APS-C
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 4,775
Posted By FrozenInTime
After six years in California, I'm looking...

After six years in California, I'm looking forward to returning to Britain.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-12-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,082
Posted By FrozenInTime
Based on these videos, it seems there is a...

Based on these videos, it seems there is a tolerance issue specific to the M4 mount release stopping it locking in place.

https://youtu.be/skHZ9nzQQl8?t=3m14s

and the follow...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-10-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,082
Posted By FrozenInTime
What's most refreshing about shooting with this...

What's most refreshing about shooting with this lens on B&W film, is the lack of purple fringing :D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-10-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,082
Posted By FrozenInTime
I suspect a lot here also regularly look at...

I suspect a lot here also regularly look at l-camera forum ; many more samples from myself and others over there at ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-09-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,082
Posted By FrozenInTime
Yesterday morning before it got too hot, I ran...

Yesterday morning before it got too hot, I ran around town with a ND8 filter on the lens.
The focus across a wide range of distances seems to hold at f/1.1 - so it seems that the lens is perfectly...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-09-2017
Replies: 60
Views: 3,145
Posted By FrozenInTime
:eek: I surprised myself this year and managed to...

:eek: I surprised myself this year and managed to develop the film, scan and submit an entry yesterday - well before the deadline !
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-08-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,082
Posted By FrozenInTime
Starting to develop films: The focus calibration...

Starting to develop films:

The focus calibration seems reasonably good at f/1.1 for 1m and 2m out of the box. Focus is on the 'I' in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-08-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,082
Posted By FrozenInTime
This seems like a key rule to apply when using...

This seems like a key rule to apply when using the lens
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-08-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,082
Posted By FrozenInTime
Thanks - really helpful seeing the wide range of...

Thanks - really helpful seeing the wide range of subject renderings.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-07-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,082
Posted By FrozenInTime
Ergonomically it is a lot better than the...

Ergonomically it is a lot better than the MS-Optical 50/1.1, where you have an aperture ring that rotates with focus and also moves with the slightest touch.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-07-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,082
Posted By FrozenInTime
I am struggling a bit to correlate the bamboo...

I am struggling a bit to correlate the bamboo fence and Ten-Tec radio images:
The radio is cohesive across a wide part of the frame; but the fence falls apart quite quickly.
Both were taken at f/1.1...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-05-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,082
Posted By FrozenInTime
It seems to work just fine on the Ricoh GXR-M. As...

It seems to work just fine on the Ricoh GXR-M.
As ever the GXR B&W contrast focus peaking is fun to use with fast lenses.

All at f/1.1 showing some character and useable central sharpness.

No sign...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-05-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,082
Posted By FrozenInTime
Mine just arrived...

Mine just arrived :)

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/M6_7A5011.JPG

Build quality exceeds expectations.
Handling and balance seem really good on M6 + Leicavit

Image reports might be delayed...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-04-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,082
Posted By FrozenInTime
Perhaps you can meet up with this local SZ...

Perhaps you can meet up with this local SZ blogger, who just visited another local camera company office, and share the video ;)
https://youtu.be/df8_tFIj9pI
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-02-2017
Replies: 60
Views: 3,145
Posted By FrozenInTime
Heading out today : M6 plus 40/1.4.

Heading out today : M6 plus 40/1.4.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-02-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,933
Posted By FrozenInTime
It's not looking good: I ordered one week after...

It's not looking good:
I ordered one week after launch, i.e. end of January, at a Leica SF store; still waiting five months later :(
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-24-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By FrozenInTime
I do find the screw in the metal hoods help...

I do find the screw in the metal hoods help reduce rain drops and spray:

http://donaldingram.com/ForumImages/NikonosVpair.jpg

These we from Amazon.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-23-2017
Replies: 96
Views: 4,696
Posted By FrozenInTime
Almost identical : Had the 40/1.4 SC for...

Almost identical :
Had the 40/1.4 SC for several years and recently added the 40/1.4 MC
An experiment with the view to using one for B&W and the latter for digital.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-21-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 6,614
Posted By FrozenInTime
The 35 Biogon-C is almost perfect for daytime...

The 35 Biogon-C is almost perfect for daytime outdoor use.
Go inside and you are also going to want a 35/1.4 - especially if you don't want to change mid roll to a pushed / higher ISO film.
Having...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-09-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,766
Posted By FrozenInTime
If you are going for wide open and close up (...

If you are going for wide open and close up ( even at friends around the table distances ) then optical viewfinder switching and parallax really make life difficult. I traded my 21/1.4 for the 28/1.4...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,667
Posted By FrozenInTime
I had the unmetered PM90 but traded it in for a...

I had the unmetered PM90 but traded it in for a PM45, though still prefer the WLF most of the time.

Holding a 500 at eye level seemed unnatural ; though I imagine the 90 degree finder would work a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,813
Posted By FrozenInTime
Going for understated: a Stowa Marine Auto - matt...

Going for understated: a Stowa Marine Auto - matt case, silver dial, heat blued hands and onion crown

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/StowaMinox-1.jpg
Forum: Travel 03-21-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,406
Posted By FrozenInTime
Last year passing through Tel Aviv, I recall...

Last year passing through Tel Aviv, I recall screening looking baffled when some hipster turned up with a mechanical typewriter.
With this news, I have a vision of business class full of laptop...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-13-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,542
Posted By FrozenInTime
It's not pretty - but the results look good. Any...

It's not pretty - but the results look good.
Any way to 3D print a helicoid focus mount ?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By FrozenInTime
Black is probably worth slightly less - in the...

Black is probably worth slightly less - in the late 90's it was the only option on budget models like the 501c.
The black paint has flaked on my A12 magazines revealing a basic metal core.
I get the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 929
Posted By FrozenInTime
David Bailey looks kind of grumpy in the photo...

David Bailey looks kind of grumpy in the photo ... guess it's because his M10 had not arrived yet ;-)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-12-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,215
Posted By FrozenInTime
Really liked the video and concept. It would be...

Really liked the video and concept.
It would be great to see the contact sheets as part of the challenge.
Presenting sets of all square images would maintain a very special aesthetic.

A 120 film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 10,204
Posted By FrozenInTime
Least fun - Hasselblad Flex-Body Tried and sold...

Least fun -
Hasselblad Flex-Body
Tried and sold on - I'm sure every body made has had at least five owners.
The loss of the auxiliary shutter necessitates a complex viewing, arming , taking and...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-23-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,618
Posted By FrozenInTime
The 40/1.2 is interesting: Unlike they are saying...

The 40/1.2 is interesting:
Unlike they are saying for the 35/1.4 ; not a reformulation of the M lens - so the bokeh could be quite different ; if it's smooth and the lens does not breath, the lens...
Forum: RFF News 02-21-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 4,585
Posted By FrozenInTime
Some bright spark in the local council decided...

Some bright spark in the local council decided that have a .com domain implies you are running a business and employed an agency to chase people down for business tax.
Last month I had to send a...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 02-20-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 4,452
Posted By FrozenInTime
If Nikon want my money, they should make cameras...

If Nikon want my money, they should make cameras that have a strong resonance with their history ( taking a leaf out of Leica's book )

Update the Coolpix A concept ( APS-C Ricoh GR copy ) with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-20-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 17,563
Posted By FrozenInTime
A key advantage of the second model with the low...

A key advantage of the second model with the low profile viewfinder is, unlike using a SBOOI on the first version , the case works as designed ... and covers up Oskar...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-20-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 13,754
Posted By FrozenInTime
The elephant in the room is APS-C / FF mirrorless...

The elephant in the room is APS-C / FF mirrorless and Nikon are not alone in being reluctant to play.
Aside from that :

The KeyMission action cameras are 'me too' GoPros - a very saturated...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2017
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,470
Posted By FrozenInTime
oversized mask carrier #17011 for printing...

oversized mask carrier #17011 for printing negatives with rebate showing on V35 enlarger
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-19-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 9,490
Posted By FrozenInTime
I find there's a lot more to walking around all...

I find there's a lot more to walking around all day than weight:

A film M with a small lens like a 35 Summicron is light enough to carry on a wrist strap for many hours.
The thicker digital Ms with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,526
Posted By FrozenInTime
That's a prefect example - something small,...

That's a prefect example - something small, simple, high quality and worked really well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,526
Posted By FrozenInTime
I could live with adjustable focus, a 35mm f/1.4...

I could live with adjustable focus, a 35mm f/1.4 @ 1/30s and some Tri-X to photograph indoors and on the edge of darkness.

... if no one was looking, I might also sneak out during the day and hold...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,131
Posted By FrozenInTime
Have a look here...

Have a look here :
https://www.dpreview.com/products/compacts/all?sort=chronological&view=grid

Scroll all they way down through 20 years of compact cameras
There is a lot of landfill.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-02-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,355
Posted By FrozenInTime
Just wondering: has anyone had successfully...

Just wondering: has anyone had successfully combined pre-flashing Tri-X and push processing to give the shadows a nudge ?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-31-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,014
Posted By FrozenInTime
Functionality over style for me: As a general...

Functionality over style for me:
As a general carry on, I've been using the newish Pelican Air 1535 ( much lighter than the older cases...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 01-28-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,877
Posted By FrozenInTime
At the instant that photo was taken the M-D owner...

At the instant that photo was taken the M-D owner was secretly thinking 'I wish I had live view and a tilt screen LCD'
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-28-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,430
Posted By FrozenInTime
With a tear in my eye, today I traded in my M9...

With a tear in my eye, today I traded in my M9 and MM for a yet to be delivered M10.
On the plus side, I've been shooting 90% film for the last 6 months - so life will go on.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-21-2017
Replies: 694
Views: 87,047
Posted By FrozenInTime
Superb tonality and composition

Superb tonality and composition
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-21-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,957
Posted By FrozenInTime
My resolve to wait for the M10-D has been...

My resolve to wait for the M10-D has been replaced with I want a M10 today :(
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By FrozenInTime
speedgraphic.co.uk has stock of 46mm HMC yellow

speedgraphic.co.uk has stock of 46mm HMC yellow
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By FrozenInTime
When I lived in the UK I remember the outrageous...

When I lived in the UK I remember the outrageous fixed handling fees from UPS and others that make the likes of your filter import uneconomic.

It should have been 3.7% + VAT + Rip off handling...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,042
Posted By FrozenInTime
Will we ever see a new film M with the M10...

Will we ever see a new film M with the M10 viewfinder ( claimed to have a better eye point and improved 28mm visibility ) ?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-18-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,957
Posted By FrozenInTime
M10-D with wifi for the occasional checking on a...

M10-D with wifi for the occasional checking on a phone sounds close to ideal.
I'm sure I can get another 2 years life out of my M9-P and MM.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,042
Posted By FrozenInTime
You will probably find the majority of M-A owners...

You will probably find the majority of M-A owners are not buying it as their first or only film M, but may be seeing it as their last film M.
The appeal over a M4 may be that it has not already seen...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
Posted By FrozenInTime
That seems normal, I find the same: My guess is...

That seems normal, I find the same:
My guess is the teeth and gears in the Leicavit need to align with the slot drive on the camera; so the first action may need more than a normal stroke.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-15-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,957
Posted By FrozenInTime
Video is best left to Ķ43 where the combination...

Video is best left to Ķ43 where the combination three image stabilization technologies play well: in body multi axis sensor shift ; electronic pixel shifting and in lens shift.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-14-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2,153
Posted By FrozenInTime
The previous owner had gone to the trouble of...

The previous owner had gone to the trouble of machining down a filter and epoxying it to the finder.

It's not a total success as it vignettes the 58mm view a bit when a filter is mounted on the...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-13-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2,153
Posted By FrozenInTime
Linhof next to...

Linhof next to M6

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/Linhof612_M6.jpg

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/Linhof612_M6top.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-12-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2,153
Posted By FrozenInTime
The camera is difficult to describe as compact -...

The camera is difficult to describe as compact - it's bulkier than a Hasselblad, but smaller than a RB67. I can take a picture with a M6 for scale tomorrow.

The built in fixed shift is great for...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-11-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,957
Posted By FrozenInTime
From what's been shown, it looks to me like the...

From what's been shown, it looks to me like the M10 will replace the M.240 family.
Other than lack of video, there seems no reason to keep producing the M.240 especially if M10-P, M10-D and M10-M...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-10-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 52,485
Posted By FrozenInTime
So long Tom - only met once, but your knowledge...

So long Tom - only met once, but your knowledge and personality lit up the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-09-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By FrozenInTime
Exposure of point sources, i.e. stars, is based...

Exposure of point sources, i.e. stars, is based on physical aperture: so 25/2.8 would be about 3 stops down on a 35/1.4
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,889
Posted By FrozenInTime
Took the big guns - 28 Summilux and 50 Noctilux,...

Took the big guns - 28 Summilux and 50 Noctilux, but the 40/1.4 Voigtlander won the day and was never off the camera.
Forum: Travel 12-22-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,323
Posted By FrozenInTime
Thanks for sharing the experience - always wanted...

Thanks for sharing the experience - always wanted to do the cross country trip by train.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 24,176
Posted By FrozenInTime
Go for it - decluttering and a new beginning with...

Go for it - decluttering and a new beginning with a minimalist set will rejuvenate your photographic vision.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,274
Posted By FrozenInTime
I recently upgraded my 28 summicron to a Summilux...

I recently upgraded my 28 summicron to a Summilux - comparable in size to the zeiss 35/1,4.
However I know for sure once the winter months are over my 28mm Elmarit is going back on the camera .....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-15-2016
Replies: 629
Views: 48,957
Posted By FrozenInTime
Will it take a Leicavit ;-)

Will it take a Leicavit ;-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 2,143
Posted By FrozenInTime
Used to have a Roundshot 28/220 - 360 degree view...

Used to have a Roundshot 28/220 - 360 degree view rotating camera with 120 film and 28mm Contax lens.
Great fun but sold it once digital stitching became viable.

Still have my minox 8x11 cameras ;...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-08-2016
Replies: 629
Views: 48,957
Posted By FrozenInTime
January 18th - some big event in...

January 18th - some big event in Wetzlar

http://gmpphoto.blogspot.com/2016/12/leica-event-invitations-sent-for.html
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-04-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,443
Posted By FrozenInTime
Grand views- but the processing is as subtle as a...

Grand views- but the processing is as subtle as a 1980's gif.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-02-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 2,943
Posted By FrozenInTime
I find the 50/1,5 C-Sonnar focus far far smoother...

I find the 50/1,5 C-Sonnar focus far far smoother than the Leica 50/1.4 Summilux ASPH.

On my Summilux focus is stiff and there is stiction and backlash with focus ( when horizontal )
When the lens...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-01-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,656
Posted By FrozenInTime
The hood on the 80mm lens is ...

The hood on the 80mm lens is https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A2JT6AY

On the 35mm lens is https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KEY6060

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/NikonosVpair.jpg
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-29-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,709
Posted By FrozenInTime
TV shows like 'Life on Mars' pull on this emotion

TV shows like 'Life on Mars' pull on this emotion
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-29-2016
Replies: 422
Views: 134,294
Posted By FrozenInTime
The wide open focus differentiation works well...

The wide open focus differentiation works well and you certainly caught the moment.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 3,279
Posted By FrozenInTime
I was looking forward to the ISO 24,000 B&W film...

I was looking forward to the ISO 24,000 B&W film Kodak had in development.

http://www.apug.org/forum/index.php?threads/new-films-shown-at-icis-by-fuji-and-kodak.18571/

APS was also looking...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-25-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,656
Posted By FrozenInTime
The 58mm vented metal hoods that can be bought...

The 58mm vented metal hoods that can be bought cheaply on Amazon work well at the wide end - I use one on my Nikonos.

If you want better over the whole zoom range, one trick would be to copy the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 2,438
Posted By FrozenInTime
My recollection while at school was that each...

My recollection while at school was that each shot on a roll of Kodachrome cost the same as a packet of crisps ( chips to you Americans )
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 1,851
Posted By FrozenInTime
Most non photographers just don't see the world...

Most non photographers just don't see the world as we do:
That craftfull cinematic lighting and focus differentiation are lost on them - they likely just want Aunt Mildred and the others standing in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-16-2016
Replies: 98
Views: 6,463
Posted By FrozenInTime
Is see no mention, but could the profits be going...

Is see no mention, but could the profits be going to the '(PRODUCT) REDô' charity ?

http://www.apple.com/product-red/
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,166
Posted By FrozenInTime
Olympus OM1n and/or Pentax MX Just about the...

Olympus OM1n and/or Pentax MX

Just about the same size and a nice range of compact primes in both...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-13-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,608
Posted By FrozenInTime
The EVF is small but bright and clear. I've never...

The EVF is small but bright and clear.
I've never noticed any color tearing or lag.
The main compromise is the eye-point, which like a Leica M film camera is very close - if you move you eye too far...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,807
Posted By FrozenInTime
No harm in giving it a try: Indoors with film or...

No harm in giving it a try:
Indoors with film or CCD, especially at this time of year, it's a must have for me.
It's also fun to use full open with a ND filter outside.

Shooting at f/2 with a ND is...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-12-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,608
Posted By FrozenInTime
I find the GX85 a far more enjoyable camera than...

I find the GX85 a far more enjoyable camera than my previous m43 camera the OM-D EM5.
The Panasonic is more photographer friendly - the focus peaking and zebra stripes for over exposure work easily...
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-11-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,850
Posted By FrozenInTime
Very good - I think you've mastered the camera...

Very good - I think you've mastered the camera and the art.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-11-2016
Replies: 629
Views: 48,957
Posted By FrozenInTime
M10 images leak

It looks like the M10 body is thinner and the lens flange...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,303
Posted By FrozenInTime
I needed to add thin tab of leather under the...

I needed to add thin tab of leather under the SBOOI on my 0-series to keep it on tightly.
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-31-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,250
Posted By FrozenInTime
Until the next generation* GR , have a look at...

Until the next generation* GR , have a look at the GX85 with 15/1.7 ( okay I know it's not a fixed lens camera ... but it's small ). It's replaced my Ricoh GR as a carry around.

Amazing for fast...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-30-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 2,277
Posted By FrozenInTime
It would be nice to dump the iPhone and become...

It would be nice to dump the iPhone and become free of the distraction of the always connected world.

I could live without digital.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-30-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,599
Posted By FrozenInTime
Same as above but cropped 50mm Sonnar...

Same as above but cropped

50mm Sonnar @f/1.5
http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/Sonnar_Nokton_crop-1.jpg

50mm Sonnar...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-30-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,599
Posted By FrozenInTime
Abbott - time and the weather were against me,...

Abbott - time and the weather were against me, but finally I managed to get out and run a few shots - they wont win any prizes, but hopefully they are useful comparisons.

Donald.

At about 3m ;
The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 495,484
Posted By FrozenInTime
M-A MS Apoqualia 35mm @f/1.4 Tmax400...

M-A MS Apoqualia 35mm @f/1.4 Tmax400 Perceptol

http://donaldingram.com/ForumImages/KubrickSF-1.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2016
Replies: 533
Views: 47,916
Posted By FrozenInTime
Tmax 400 Perceptol 1+1 Leica M-A ; MS Apoqualia...

Tmax 400 Perceptol 1+1
Leica M-A ; MS Apoqualia 35/1.4

http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/KubrickSF-4.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By FrozenInTime
I use perceptol 1+1 all the time with Tmax400...

I use perceptol 1+1 all the time with Tmax400 with the box times.
It works very well especially in contrasty light but you need to expose at ISO 200.
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-23-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,778
Posted By FrozenInTime
At a high level, symmetrical lens designs have...

At a high level, symmetrical lens designs have lowest distortion.
The near symmetrical Biogons are far better than tele-centric Distagons.
I think there was an issue of Zeiss camera lens news that...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-19-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 26,239
Posted By FrozenInTime
Leica's M lens page for the lens :...

Leica's M lens page for the lens : http://uk.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/M-Lenses/Summaron-M-28-mm-f-5.6

The hood manufacturing process is interesting -
"An Homage to the Fine Art of...
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