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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12 Hours Ago
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Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have a dream that one day I'll go somewhere...

I have a dream that one day I'll go somewhere scenic and there will be lots of vintage cars, parked a long way apart, and no people to ruin the view or walk in front of you as I take a shot. And...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm surprised there aren't any Barnackles...

I'm surprised there aren't any Barnackles growing...

(forgive me, I beg you...)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Indeed - many will end up like that when the...

Indeed - many will end up like that when the chrome thins. Zinc oxidises horribly.

I shall stick with my M3 and M5.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
M6 "showing signs of use"

As an boat anchor or fishing lure?...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks for all the comments, it is much...

Thanks for all the comments, it is much appreciated. The ZM did indeed go to a forum member for a good price and my hesitation was a good thing.

I've had an M2 and an M3 and love the latter so much....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Classic - much as I love the TTL shutter...

Classic - much as I love the TTL shutter controls, it offers me little more for the lots of cash!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Days Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 2,272
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
This is such a useful thread - the blown...

This is such a useful thread - the blown highlight has been the bane of my life for me on digital, and Airfrogusmc's post makes so much sense. One feels that digital should be easy and convenient,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very good advice, someone got there first though!

Very good advice, someone got there first though!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Now that's hilarious! Thank you very much indeed...

Now that's hilarious! Thank you very much indeed if someone here. He seemed keen to sell, and I thought the price (in the context of the madness we see in some camera values) decent enough.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Zeiss Ikon ZM vs Leica M6

I have the opportunity of acquiring a mint one owner chrome M6 with everything (packaging, box, invoices etc) vs an equally mint one owner black Zeiss Ikon ZM with Biogon 35mm f2. I'd really rather...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,700
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely colours! I've never shot colour with mine,...

Lovely colours! I've never shot colour with mine, but perhaps should try!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,351
Views: 399,710
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2,015
Views: 304,070
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Beautiful Hooper bodied Daimler Empress.

Beautiful Hooper bodied Daimler Empress.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,700
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'd been doing some test photos for an FM2n...

I'd been doing some test photos for an FM2n review I'm writing for my friendly local camera store with the 50mm f1.4, which I find a bit uninspiring. This really perked me up, super thing. Enjoy...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,700
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's a cracking lens, light and compact, yet easy...

It's a cracking lens, light and compact, yet easy to use and great results. By coincidence just finished a roll in my Nikon FM2n armed with it. Tmax 400 in Tmax...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 5 Days Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 1,944
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
No prism, and no autofocus on the Leica, and a...

No prism, and no autofocus on the Leica, and a smaller lens mount and flange distance.

Each time I think about moving to a digital Leica, the same reliability and longevity issues come up. I can...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Well done!

Well done!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,000
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I picked up a very nice late R8 from Leica...

I picked up a very nice late R8 from Leica Nuremburg recently and I think it's superb. Lovely ergonomics, handling and super metering. The R lenses I know to be stunning, but to try my recent Super...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I use plastic because I only have plastic tanks...

I use plastic because I only have plastic tanks...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,501
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had a Bronica RF645 and now shoot 6x9 with a...

I had a Bronica RF645 and now shoot 6x9 with a folder, plus 6x6 with Rolleiflex and 6x7 with a Mamiya RB67, plus numerous 35mm.

If you want something compact, with excellent optics the Bronica is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,174
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Extra six stops is pretty helpful, but it depends...

Extra six stops is pretty helpful, but it depends as always on the image quality...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,204
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fuji is why I stopped using colour film...:)

Fuji is why I stopped using colour film...:)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Open the picture in the Gallery, click on it ,...

Open the picture in the Gallery, click on it , Copy Image Address, then paste that link into the dialog box when you click the picture link on your quick reply form, making certain the Http in the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 14,654
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Agreed on the Rolleicord Kostya, that lens is a...

Agreed on the Rolleicord Kostya, that lens is a cracker. Light, small and easy to pocket, well built and cheap. A pro friend sold his 3.5f and prefers the 'cord hands down. Sold mine and not sure I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just once, Vision 250, with C41 and Remjet...

Just once, Vision 250, with C41 and Remjet remover, which I didn't quite get fully removed from all. I liked the colours as much as Portra, but I no longer shoot colour...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 5,005
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gorgeous - a spectacular job! One day...

Gorgeous - a spectacular job! One day...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 5,005
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Aperture have done good work for a friend on two...

Aperture have done good work for a friend on two different cameras and yes they were rapid. They weren't Leicas though, and they (in keeping with their location) were not cheap.

I haven't used...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 5,005
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Red Dot no longer take service work as they sent...

Red Dot no longer take service work as they sent it out to repairers (they don't do any themselves - Ivor just sells cameras) and got fed up with having to sort out problems. He told me he has used...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,608
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Excellent write up - that is very satisfactory!

Excellent write up - that is very satisfactory!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,555
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice Larry! Plenty of light for the low...

Very nice Larry! Plenty of light for the low speed, something I need to wait for to use some Acros or Pan F.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What fun! That's splendid.

What fun! That's splendid.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Great result - glad you sorted it !

Great result - glad you sorted it !
Forum: RFF Polls 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,163
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Beautiful day today but did gardening for my...

Beautiful day today but did gardening for my sister, and lousy week coming up, so nothing at all planned!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks all - I've given the scanner glass an even...

Thanks all - I've given the scanner glass an even more thorough clean, concentrating on the area nickthetasmaniac highlighted. A medium format scan came back absolutely fine.

So looks to be solved,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,140
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
He'll use the M Leica as a get out...:)

He'll use the M Leica as a get out...:)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Scanner lines on Epson V800

My Epson V800 is generally good enough, but it has recently started adding these lines to my scans, and whatever I do, cleaning etc, it just carries on doing it. Help gratefully appreciated - if...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,140
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Shame 560 seems to be the largest!:) Plenty...

Shame 560 seems to be the largest!:)

Plenty available in R mount, but I must have a study of Visoflex stuff. It looks even more Leica Barocket.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,140
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ooh err Missus! I'm officially now a Visoflex...

Ooh err Missus!

I'm officially now a Visoflex size queen!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,140
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Phwoar! That sure beats a Photosniper!

Phwoar! That sure beats a Photosniper!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I use my Leica M5 virtually all the time,...

I use my Leica M5 virtually all the time, normally with a 35mm Biogon f2.8 or Summicron 50mm DR f2. I also have a 28mm Biogon, 90mm Summicron / Voigtlander Apo Lanthar for occasional use, although I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm net down, and got a long list to follow. As...

I'm net down, and got a long list to follow. As to test photos my first outing with the M3 would have been more productive if it had had a film in. But it looked better on it than the M5.

He's...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 348
Views: 35,809
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Jean - Orwo N74 in PMK Pyro - DR Summicron 50mm...

Jean - Orwo N74 in PMK Pyro - DR Summicron 50mm with Leica M3

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/jean-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
LynnB's wonderful collection of sundrenched...

LynnB's wonderful collection of sundrenched Instax gorgeousness. Just one of many

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/med_U27021I1580725753.SEQ.4.jpg

A rare but super...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 880
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
M5, built like a tank, a precision instrument and...

M5, built like a tank, a precision instrument and a joy to use, my go to M.

Also not a single one to be found in any UK Leica dealer. They have a meter, like the M6 and see how expensive those have...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
LC Smith's atmospheric...

LC Smith's atmospheric...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Well, the Apo Lanthar arrived this morning and...

Well, the Apo Lanthar arrived this morning and it's mint. Some bits of dust but no haze in the lens at all, and cosmetically could have been made yesterday. So nice to get something in better...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,861
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Even I've heard of her!

Even I've heard of her!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,608
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wow, that is exquisite, stunning chrome finish...

Wow, that is exquisite, stunning chrome finish (the same as my choice). The only drawback I can see is that I might not want to use it to preserve its beauty!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Not all in one go but I shall start with a...

Not all in one go but I shall start with a few

Mlehrman's atmospheric Steam on 1st Avenue.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3187/med_U3187I1580175567.SEQ.0.jpg

and his Kitty...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 731
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Aston Martin DBR2 at a guess. The Jaguar and...

Aston Martin DBR2 at a guess. The Jaguar and Aston straight sixes look similar, but that's an Aston engine.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,649
Views: 1,321,498
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice Dourbalister!

Very nice Dourbalister!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,905
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My idiocy of not recording lenses on LR scans...

My idiocy of not recording lenses on LR scans comes back to haunt me. But I remember this from the first Christmas with my M3 and the V3 Summicron. My nieces, trying to do anything other than look at...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 731
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
This is my year of not photographing classic cars...

This is my year of not photographing classic cars motorsport so what better than to enjoy the hard work and excellent skills of someone like you Larry. Thanks! And yes, you can get period Cinturatos...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,905
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
gorgeous Helen! Those V3 shots are deliciously...

gorgeous Helen! Those V3 shots are deliciously good!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,629
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I thought there was no connection. I much prefer...

I thought there was no connection. I much prefer Orwo N74 nowadays, but I've happily pushed Pancro 400 to 3200 without any real drama.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 4,585
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fascinating - I love the Honda Beat, so I hope it...

Fascinating - I love the Honda Beat, so I hope it gets to the UK!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 7,997
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks very much Lynn, extremely helpful!

Thanks very much Lynn, extremely helpful!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,905
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Raid - a follow up - is it based on the V1...

Thanks Raid - a follow up - is it based on the V1 that Erik mentioned?

I prefer it to my V3 Summicron, but much of that is the actual lens itself, which I think is wonderful over engineering at its...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 7,997
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Revealing my total ignorance - how do you add the...

Revealing my total ignorance - how do you add the film type to a gallery post please?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,905
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What version lens is the DR Summicron if someone...

What version lens is the DR Summicron if someone could enlighten me, I'd be most grateful.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,608
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Amazing - it captures ghosts perfectly...

Amazing - it captures ghosts perfectly too!

(ignore me)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Oh yes, I've learned the hard way that the first...

Oh yes, I've learned the hard way that the first thing I do is to check the lens condition. I had a bad patch last year when I returned about four things the day they arrived.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Good luck - my Voigtlander adapter for the 28-90...

Good luck - my Voigtlander adapter for the 28-90 is also excellent.

You may want to post a new thread asking for good adapter maker recommendations to aid finding one. All the cheap ones I've bought...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I agree on the 135mm Elmarit f2.8, a real bargain...

I agree on the 135mm Elmarit f2.8, a real bargain and one I have. It is a portrait lens par excellence (I don't think I've used it more than twice for any other purpose) and on the M3 framing is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Found my LTM 35mm Elmar and 50mm Summitar and...

Found my LTM 35mm Elmar and 50mm Summitar and both work with the adapter above on both my M3 and my M4 without any issue with the rangefinder patch at any focussing distance.

Hope that helps!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Found it - I have nothing to test it with now,...

Found it - I have nothing to test it with now, but it worked with no issue on my Summaron M3 f3.5 combination when I had it. (on cameras with 35mm framelines this will bring them up as well as the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Intriguing - I've just moved Guty86 but will have...

Intriguing - I've just moved Guty86 but will have a hunt for my adapter box, I think it was a genuine Leica one, but will get back to you if and when I find it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I try now to avoid flying like the plague but...

I try now to avoid flying like the plague but Heathrow staff can (not all) be wretchedly difficult. This is not good news.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just to add on the Apo Lanthar (apples and...

Just to add on the Apo Lanthar (apples and oranges possibly) is it weighs a mere third of a Summicron (210g) and is about half the size. It was also cheaper than the only Hexanon by a fair amount....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely. It's a lens that's on the list for later...

Lovely. It's a lens that's on the list for later acquisition.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
And bought. The cheapest option, fast enough and...

And bought.

The cheapest option, fast enough and slightly different to the Elmarit norm.

I'll see how I get on, better sell a few more things to keep up the net DeGas though...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Ramersdorfer - always happy to buy from...

Thanks Ramersdorfer - always happy to buy from Germany and a very nice example there!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,608
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm wondering what's in the blue Le Creuset :)

I'm wondering what's in the blue Le Creuset :)
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks all - what an absolute mine of information...

Thanks all - what an absolute mine of information this place is (gold or land, you decide :))

Time to start with a new drive to relieve the pressure on the current one!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,608
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Beautiful - thank you and welcome Zaurus!

Beautiful - thank you and welcome Zaurus!
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I regularly delete photos not up to scratch, with...

I regularly delete photos not up to scratch, with 7 years of stuff on the system (mostly not photos) it's the marginal photo load that keeps pushing things to the limit. I've already offloaded my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
No idea why the rangefinder patch should...

No idea why the rangefinder patch should disappear, but I use a Zeiss Biogon 35mm on my M3 with no issue other than the lack of framelines, and have used a 35mm Summaron f3.5 plus adapter with no...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A very good point Peter - my experience with the...

A very good point Peter - my experience with the Elmar largely predates my developing and scanning, with those all done by the film processor. I did get some lovely images from it, but it also had a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,015
Views: 304,070
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Still sharp after all these...

Still sharp after all these years.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/rangerover-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Tim - looks good to me!

Thanks Tim - looks good to me!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Valdas - a bit small! No Canons, Nikkors...

Thanks Valdas - a bit small!

No Canons, Nikkors or Apo Lanthars to be found in the UK.

Prices - all upwards from here, rapidly in the case of the macro M!

Hexanon from 390 - 300g
Tele Elmarits...
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very much, and seems to be the summation of the...

Very much, and seems to be the summation of the combined wisdom here. About the only thing I'm unlikely to do is upgrade the current computer as the screen pretty rancid (early Retina ones just get...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Anybody got any black and white film images from...

Anybody got any black and white film images from the Elmarit M or Konica or Summarit? The Konica is cheaper meaningfully but the other two have their appeal too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 16,616
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Jean. Orwo N74 at 250, developed in PMK Pyro,...

Jean. Orwo N74 at 250, developed in PMK Pyro, Leica M3 with DR Summicron 50mm

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/jean-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Using Lightroom CC with cloud vs other storage options

A very broad question, but this morning (again) my entirely fine Macbook Pro from 2012 said it was down to 22GB of available memory. As I have purged the memory numerous times, it is only a matter of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have to say I didn't think it was as broad as...

I have to say I didn't think it was as broad as it's turned out to be!

I love Sonnar designs, but maybe a much younger lens with good coatings will suit my purposes better.

I need the speed with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Brain fade on my part, but thank you for getting...

Brain fade on my part, but thank you for getting what I meant to say!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had the LTM Elmar 90 Darren, I found it a bit...

I had the LTM Elmar 90 Darren, I found it a bit inclined to flare, so while it's a nice old beastie I'll pass (but it's certainly cheap!)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Even more! I fear Huss that the Macro Elmar M is...

Even more!

I fear Huss that the Macro Elmar M is just too rich for my blood, alas. I shall use the excuse of the f4.
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 176
Views: 7,929
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely shots! and in a place called Hicksville....

Lovely shots!

and in a place called Hicksville. Doubly wonderful!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Four that had not occurred to me! 85 is fine with...

Four that had not occurred to me! 85 is fine with framelines, not so sure about the others, but a slightly tighter crop is not the end of the world. Thanks!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
90mm alternatives to the Summicron - either M or LTM

I like the 90mm focal length a lot, but my 1st edition one is somewhat large, prone to flare and lacking a bit of punch (if Zeiss did 90mm M mount fast lenses that don't have issues). In colour,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,102
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 5,152
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Visited my favourite little camera shop yesterday...

Visited my favourite little camera shop yesterday and Russell was busy repricing everything (scored 2 boxes of TriX at the old price so happy). He said the re-pricing of Portra in particular has...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,015
Views: 304,070
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's a big mystery! I was reflecting yesterday...

It's a big mystery!

I was reflecting yesterday on how you see a lot of classic VW campers but I must have seen the grand total of two Beetles on the road in about a decade.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,608
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gorgeous! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!

Gorgeous! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,383
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My lovely local camera shop has days where it...

My lovely local camera shop has days where it lends out cameras with a roll of film to mostly students for them then to see the developed results (for a small fee and the cost of the film). It's very...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,015
Views: 304,070
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
An immaculate VW Beetle on the high moors by...

An immaculate VW Beetle on the high moors by Princetown. The roads were filthy, the salt ubiquitous as it had been freezing for four days and my car covered. Yet not a drop of dirt or salt, but...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,102
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I recently bought one at a decent price and so...

I recently bought one at a decent price and so far, I adore it. It has character in abundance, and like all contemporary Zeiss lenses is beautifully made and coated. Two test shots below at a local...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I had the 135mm model (sadly I didn't keep the...

I had the 135mm model (sadly I didn't keep the serial number) with lens, never had any issues with focus. On the other hand the 45mm viewfinder was miles out of alignment.

Nice thing, but I found it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
They're slacking, they should charge more!

They're slacking, they should charge more!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,608
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
and pasties. But with 100s of Chinese,...

and pasties.

But with 100s of Chinese, Malaysian, Caribbean and divers others at Plymouth University, way more culinary options than my childhood here!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 16,616
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sheepstor Church of St Leonard. Leica R8,...

Sheepstor Church of St Leonard. Leica R8, Summicron R 35mm, Orwo N74 EI 250 in PMK Pyro 1+2+100

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/sheepstor-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,565
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Probably for my own financial good I'm not in a...

Probably for my own financial good I'm not in a position to buy a new Monochrome, but by coincidence my local camera shop had a come and try Leica day last Saturday. I have to say the M10P was...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,565
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fascinating - the Nikon is definitely sharper, I...

Fascinating - the Nikon is definitely sharper, I prefer the uncropped bokeh of the Summilux, but the other way round when cropped!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,608
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I can't wait for the New Year to be over -...

I can't wait for the New Year to be over - nothing to do with this lens, but the two chefs at a superb new Malaysian Chinese restaurant have returned home to Ipoh and it's shut for two weeks!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lynn B's canine...

Lynn B's canine Constable

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/med_U27021I1579487526.SEQ.4.jpg

and his lost...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,968
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have the dual range Summicron, which is...

I have the dual range Summicron, which is exquisite, but in reality the close range hardly gets used. My red dot dropped off since this photo was taken, never to be found. There is something baroque...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 731
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The Ilford water saving ...

The Ilford water saving (https://www.ilfordphoto.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Reducing-Wash-Water.pdf)method of rinsing is worth a try.

Also, ensure your photo flo is thoroughly rinsed off -...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,341
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I love WLFs but if you don't bond, the most...

I love WLFs but if you don't bond, the most you'll lose is some selling fees on Ebay, which is not a lot.

I love my Rolleiflexes but good ones are expensive. I did have a Rolleicord which I fitted a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 843
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Nice lens the Jupiter 8 and considerably cheaper...

Nice lens the Jupiter 8 and considerably cheaper than any Leica glass for like quality.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That may be the case for the old FX39 but the...

That may be the case for the old FX39 but the FX39II that is now available is much better - I've not had problems with it open for 3-4 months, but once it looks like finely aged Rodinal it is past it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
1:9 for 10 minutes at 20 at box speed. It's...

1:9 for 10 minutes at 20 at box speed.

It's reasonable and very long lasting. Must get some more myself!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's my experience too Pan - I had run out of...

That's my experience too Pan - I had run out of FX39 so used HC110 and really regretted it.

This was using FX39. It is an exceptional developer for T...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-17-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,464
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Jeepers, 7250 here - so $9,425 in the UK....

Jeepers, 7250 here - so $9,425 in the UK.

Possibly might not sell the kidney.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I recently did a roll in B and found nothing to...

I recently did a roll in B and found nothing to be excited about. Not particularly sharp and a bit muddy in tone.

Whereas I find FX39 at 1:9 to make it sing!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-17-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
For inexpensive and very good quality processing...

For inexpensive and very good quality processing and scanning (but not printing) I can recommend FilmDev (http://filmdev.co.uk/).

I don't use them but a good friend has got excellent results from...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I shot a couple of rolls of uN54 then developed...

I shot a couple of rolls of uN54 then developed it in Rodinal 1:50. Lovely film. You might try a read across on other 100 or close films in Rodinal for an HC110 equivalent....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 16,616
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I thought I'd try some N74 in PMK Pyro (using the...

I thought I'd try some N74 in PMK Pyro (using the time for HP5+ at EI 250), as it smooths the grain. I gave this an extra half stop and a minute less in developing, also at 1/30th at f2. It's a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,555
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Noting what Chris had to say about scans, I read...

Noting what Chris had to say about scans, I read up his report on his website about scanning with VueScan, and applied the lessons to my Epson V800. I shot this with Orwo N74 (grainy at 400 so I...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-16-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,339
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Beautiful Larry!

Beautiful Larry!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-16-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,043
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That looks nice!

That looks nice!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,047
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
This was. I took my then new to me Leica R7 mit...

This was. I took my then new to me Leica R7 mit motor drive to a vintage car meet. Unknown to me I'd set the drive to shutter advance only, and being a dimwit until at least 5 coffees have entered...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,555
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Chris - exceptionally helpful feedback!

Thanks Chris - exceptionally helpful feedback!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,390
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have to say I do rather agree, being able to...

I have to say I do rather agree, being able to buy new cameras of all sorts and so many films really did rather make for a better experience than the rump end we have today. But each to their own!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,555
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
After a month of low light and pushing, the...

After a month of low light and pushing, the weather has got a bit better and I've been able to expose some film at 250 with a view to developing in PMK Pyro. The skies in my new home are stormier,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-14-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks for the mention Greg!

Thanks for the mention Greg!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-13-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
LynnB's talkative...

LynnB's talkative cranes

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/med_U27021I1578728565.SEQ.4.jpg

Ko.Fe's bell, with lovely tones and excellent animation from the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-13-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Swamped by excellence this week. The losing...

Swamped by excellence this week.

The losing horse, all my horseracing experiences in one, from Carlsen...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,148
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Exceptionally helpful Erik, and that print has...

Exceptionally helpful Erik, and that print has everything!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-12-2020
Replies: 785
Views: 180,940
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Barn Pool beach out to Plymouth Sound....

Barn Pool beach out to Plymouth Sound.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/barnepool-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I decided a few months back not to bother with...

I decided a few months back not to bother with colour film and stick to digital. A morning shooting my XH1 just now cost me not a penny to shoot and develop, as well as no time wasting and malodorous...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Zinc corrodes, hence why it is used in...

Zinc corrodes, hence why it is used in galvanisation to act as a sacrificial coating for steel. Best left well alone.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-11-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Would you mind saying who that was Johan?...

Would you mind saying who that was Johan? (private message if required) I'm trying to avoid bad ones here!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-11-2020
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,608
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Good news!

Good news!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Use the times listed by Kodak for the different...

Use the times listed by Kodak for the different dilutions. Massive Development includes times uploaded by others and frankly some are completely off the charts.

The time listed by Kodak itself for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,982
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fascinating, thank you!

Fascinating, thank you!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-10-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
thank you Robert - that is most kind.

thank you Robert - that is most kind.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,982
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My friend Keith Moss, mostly a film photographer...

My friend Keith Moss, mostly a film photographer now, but he used to shoot an original MM as a Leica photographer, and he said it was demanding, but once you got it right and sorted the post...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,608
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
oo err missus! Looking spectacular. I can't wait!

oo err missus!

Looking spectacular. I can't wait!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Selling something?

Selling something?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2020
Replies: 9,206
Views: 914,380
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lots and lots of Leica cameras.... On a 100...

Lots and lots of Leica cameras....

On a 100 years of Leica jigsaw.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/img_0489.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-06-2020
Replies: 68
Views: 2,605
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I really have no words, I do so hope for a...

I really have no words, I do so hope for a miracle of sorts.

I said to my father today, when he mentioned that the area in flames is now the size of Belgium, that while I've seen terrorism and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,085
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's an easy pass!

That's an easy pass!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,982
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just scanning a roll of Tmax400 from my M5. Every...

Just scanning a roll of Tmax400 from my M5. Every single lens used (from 28 to 135) in focus, and every single frame exposed to close to perfection.

I know what I'd rather buy of the M5 or M6.
Forum: Travel 01-06-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Noted - whether I can make it is not clear at...

Noted - whether I can make it is not clear at present, but diarised.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-06-2020
Replies: 227
Views: 6,448
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm really enjoying this series - some absolute...

I'm really enjoying this series - some absolute crackers of serenity!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2020
Replies: 227
Views: 6,448
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Anglers landing a few fish at West Hoe in...

Anglers landing a few fish at West Hoe in Plymouth, with the Sound peaceful in the winter light behind.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/fishermen-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,982
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes, the sold function really does highlight the...

Yes, the sold function really does highlight the reality that is needed at times.

My black classic M6 was bought from Caplans, the Pall Mall Leica Dealer, who had had it serviced, for 999 in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,047
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
And I doff my beanie to you Helen, to blind you...

And I doff my beanie to you Helen, to blind you with the reflected light of the thin spot...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,982
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's a relief. On the one and only occasion...

That's a relief. On the one and only occasion I've ever had clips ons, the mere act of leaning forwards sent the rear clip skyward, then to rebound downward as the trousers commenced their...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,047
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Light seals had gone around the film window. A...

Light seals had gone around the film window. A nice big source of light. Now I've fitted new seals I can't see the film capsule.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,982
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It is faintly embarrassing to report that not...

It is faintly embarrassing to report that not merely do I have an RB67 but I also possess a beanie. At the tender age of 54 I think my chances of hipsterism are slipping daily and I have no plans for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,982
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
They take film!?!

They take film!?!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-03-2020
Replies: 138
Views: 18,706
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
May I say Godfrey, apart from your utterly superb...

May I say Godfrey, apart from your utterly superb recommendation of the 80mm R Summilux, I love what you write, your positivity and your attitude. Keep enjoying life and doing what we enjoy! Lovely...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2020
Replies: 49
Views: 1,585
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I love Tmax400 which can be pulled to 200 with...

I love Tmax400 which can be pulled to 200 with excellent sharpness (Perceptol 1:2 for 10 minutes) shot at 400 or 800 with the same development and without serious grain, and pushes beautifully up to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2020
Replies: 106
Views: 4,049
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Love it volts! My favourite is my Dartmoor...

Love it volts!

My favourite is my Dartmoor ponies. I stopped for a short walk to finish off a reel of film, clocked a black pony reflected in a pond, but as I got closer this lighter pony trotted...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2020
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,608
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The other thing of course is that unless the...

The other thing of course is that unless the exposure of each camera is exactly the same (ie precise amount of light let in by aperture, precisely the same shutter speed etc) there will always be...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2020
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,608
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ah, I thought that was digital! So ignore me...

Ah, I thought that was digital! So ignore me...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,982
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My money is on the presence of a meter combined...

My money is on the presence of a meter combined with the classic appearance.

When I bought my M5 from Red Dot in London, Ivor there showed me an M6 with lots of pitting and said such was the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2020
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,608
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's easy enough to spot the film images from the...

It's easy enough to spot the film images from the dust and other marks (2nd of each)!

But all are lovely. I can't wait for mine.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2020
Replies: 106
Views: 4,049
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lynn - thank you for sharing that, I can hardly...

Lynn - thank you for sharing that, I can hardly begin to imagine what you have and continue to experience and I weep for your daughters and their loss. Thank you so much for continuing to share your...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-02-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wow! The curvature of the Earth visible on the...

Wow! The curvature of the Earth visible on the last is remarkable!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,982
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sold mine 18 months ago. I don't regret it...

Sold mine 18 months ago. I don't regret it photographically as I thought the metering antediluvian but the loss of dosh is a bore, but that's life.

All the highly sought after cameras have metering...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-01-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,339
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
None at all, but at the margins in the crop, the...

None at all, but at the margins in the crop, the bokeh of the leaves is a hint more nervous on the Nikon ones.

That is splitting micro hairs.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-01-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,339
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Gosh, excellent comparison, revealing but tiny...

Gosh, excellent comparison, revealing but tiny differences. Superb black and white tones in both too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,049
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wow - a wonderful photo and such a fabulous...

Wow - a wonderful photo and such a fabulous achievement! Well done her!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,047
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Excellent Peter! I thought the statue of William...

Excellent Peter!

I thought the statue of William IV on the gate at the Royal William Yard looked good with the Sun behind just visible through the clouds. A light leak that I hadn't seen before on...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-31-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I think they are lovely cameras and very well...

I think they are lovely cameras and very well built. I too got bitten with a new XH1 body plus battery grip for under the price of an XT30. It is pretty much the same as an XT3 but with 5 stops of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-31-2019
Replies: 2,164
Views: 612,442
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Mu III is a bit grey in certain light but looks...

Mu III is a bit grey in certain light but looks deeper from other angles.

I enjoyed Erik's humour!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,049
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'll call it a vertical Diptych! Lovely as they...

I'll call it a vertical Diptych! Lovely as they are and all the better for the representation of a real bond.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 9,206
Views: 914,380
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Great price - lovely camera too!

Great price - lovely camera too!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,459
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A move in my case has slightly un-anchored me...

A move in my case has slightly un-anchored me (but nowhere near to the awfulness of your loss - I lack the vocabulary to offer much consolation, but I hope that time at least helps) and that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-30-2019
Replies: 2,015
Views: 304,070
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I think you may be thinking of the Pininfarina...

I think you may be thinking of the Pininfarina design for a replacement for the 1100, commissioned by Issigonis but went nowhere after the creation of BL. That was based on the Pininfarina Berlina...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,459
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks for the ideas, I've used the Ilford method...

Thanks for the ideas, I've used the Ilford method before but prefer running water, but my workflow is going to change anyway in the new year when I start using the large darkroom locally. I am moving...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,459
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely Helen! Sometimes just embrace the...

Lovely Helen! Sometimes just embrace the essential flaws of a process! All gorgeous.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,459
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Photo not showing Helen - I'd love to see it!

Photo not showing Helen - I'd love to see it!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,459
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I also shot it with a pre-War Balda Pontina with...

I also shot it with a pre-War Balda Pontina with Trioplan 105mm f4.5. Ok the negative is 6x9 but it is considerably better!...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,459
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Best of luck Helen! I'm sure the results will be...

Best of luck Helen! I'm sure the results will be worth it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,459
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sometimes I utterly hate film...

Having moved home I am currently enjoying the extremely soft water of Plymouth and developing without the fear of limescale water marks. But a new problem hit me yesterday - reticulation. I like to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,516
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The second has way more detail but to be honest,...

The second has way more detail but to be honest, the film would have too, but needs to be processed more / printed to bring out more contrast and highlight detail.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2019
Replies: 234
Views: 63,351
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely Helen! I'm always amazed at how much space...

Lovely Helen! I'm always amazed at how much space a little dog truly needs to feel at home!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,516
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I know a number of pros. As yet none shoot phones...

I know a number of pros. As yet none shoot phones for work, but one does all his shooting outside of work on an Iphone 11, another mostly and a third when he hasn't got his film camera to hand (he...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-28-2019
Replies: 2,015
Views: 304,070
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's still pretty hideous.

It's still pretty hideous.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Glad you are still with us, and the Leicas...

Glad you are still with us, and the Leicas certainly make for a form of gritty souvenir. I hope you had insurance!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,439
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A Nikon EM is a great little camera, shove a 50mm...

A Nikon EM is a great little camera, shove a 50mm f1.8 pancake on it (or if you are keen to spend a bit more, a Voigtlander 40mm Ultron - the first of the series is now pretty reasonable.

Pan's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2019
Replies: 9,206
Views: 914,380
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Nice Larry!

Nice Larry!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 3,076
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ditto with my M5, and seconded on the second....

Ditto with my M5, and seconded on the second. I've never lost a photo with an M2 or M3 because of loading. I have with a Barnack, but that's on another level of silly.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,288
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
If anybody buys anything on my say so they're...

If anybody buys anything on my say so they're madder than me...

I can see why people might not like the M5, it is a bit bulkier and a little uglier than a classic M, but to me a camera is ultimately...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-25-2019
Replies: 2,015
Views: 304,070
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Deesse. Always a joy!

Deesse. Always a joy!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,288
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's the bonkers thing!

That's the bonkers thing!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,288
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm not sure that I begin to understand the...

I'm not sure that I begin to understand the criteria for the award of showbiz gongs - I suspect if a minister likes you it becomes a cert, or just tread the boards with some Shakespeare or live for a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,288
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Returning to Carry On films, where I used to live...

Returning to Carry On films, where I used to live is just down the road from Pinewood Studios, so a fair number of actors lived locally. One was Sid James. According to my neighbour, the retired...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,288
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Bricks and mortar film camera shop indeed. Dear...

Bricks and mortar film camera shop indeed.

Dear old Russell at Soperfect Images (https://www.soperfectimages.co.uk/) went from being a seller of camera mugs, old folders and plate cameras as curios...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,288
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Again, lots of agreement. In this case I was...

Again, lots of agreement. In this case I was intending to get out for a photo walk on a bright day and just checked in at the dealers as he was listing my Hasselblad for sale. Two hours later I got...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,288
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
100% agreement - fortunately I've just discovered...

100% agreement - fortunately I've just discovered a good local darkroom a mile from the new house, so come the new year I'll start printing. I can't wait, finally!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,288
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Oo er Missus...

Oo er Missus...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,288
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Helen! He was fun in a very dry way. He...

Thanks Helen! He was fun in a very dry way. He kept on joking to his girlfriend that she needed a long lens, otherwise his nose would be way too big in a photo. I kicked myself to be shooting with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,288
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Hi Zwicko - I use Erik von Straten's recipe of...

Hi Zwicko - I use Erik von Straten's recipe of exposing at 200 then Perceptol 1:2 for 10 minutes - usual 1 minute agitation then 10 seconds each minute. The negatives are excellent then for printing...
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