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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,784
Posted By Ricoh
Makes asking further questions a bit tricky,...

Makes asking further questions a bit tricky, knowing many are likely to side-step thinking it could be a waste of time replying only to have their response deleted (again).
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 377
Views: 65,476
Posted By Ricoh
The 500 pics from 500 rolls should be worth...

The 500 pics from 500 rolls should be worth waiting for.
What film are you using Petronius, and are you sticking with the same one as far as possible?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 10,946
Posted By Ricoh
7A 28/f1.4 at 1.4,...

7A 28/f1.4 at 1.4, M240

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 10,946
Posted By Ricoh
7A 28/f1.4 at 1.4,...

7A 28/f1.4 at 1.4, M240

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 10,946
Posted By Ricoh
My 'new to me' but second-hand 7A 28mm f1.4...

My 'new to me' but second-hand 7A 28mm f1.4 arrived today. Initial thoughts: fantastic build quality, and testing on my M240 seems to show good ramp to RF coordination - but thats only based on...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-11-2019
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,737,540
Posted By Ricoh
Great framing. 👌 I'm sure I would have included...

Great framing. 👌
I'm sure I would have included more of the Tuk Tuk, resulting in an inferior picture.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-10-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By Ricoh
If like me you like brass, then go with the M240....

If like me you like brass, then go with the M240. The M262 top plate is aluminium.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-10-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 10,946
Posted By Ricoh
Wow that's really good, Huss, ���� sure you're...

Wow that's really good, Huss, ���� sure you're well pleased.

I'm thinking already what I could do with the lens fully open at 1.4 - has got the brain racing!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-10-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 10,946
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Huss, and I've just watched the procedure...

Thanks Huss, and I've just watched the procedure on YouTube. Must say I'm a bit baffled how the same 'ramp' section can be adjusted twice, at minimum focus and at infinity, but without seeing an...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-10-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 10,946
Posted By Ricoh
Thank you for the quick reply. I'm so tempted by...

Thank you for the quick reply. I'm so tempted by the output I've seen and the many reviews. Rather unique I believe is the ability to correct back focus by adjustment of the helicoid (I'm not sure...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-09-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 10,946
Posted By Ricoh
Check out eBay

Check out eBay
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-09-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 10,946
Posted By Ricoh
I'm really interested in this lens. Would it be...

I'm really interested in this lens. Would it be possible to post a few examples of the 'glow' at 1.4? I very much like to see and be able to induce this effect.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,197
Posted By Ricoh
He was a brilliant photographer, and film maker....

He was a brilliant photographer, and film maker. Probably ranks as a genius with the camera, and so too at directing others.

The common thing about the photos shown in the link: they all have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,197
Posted By Ricoh
I've found I make better photos (to my taste, not...

I've found I make better photos (to my taste, not anyone else) if I use a fully manual camera and manual focus lenses. So much so that the RF works best because I have to imagine the DoF (sometimes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,197
Posted By Ricoh
Tim, Many years ago I read a tip about...

Tim,
Many years ago I read a tip about photographing what you feel, not what you see.
In context of your interest in wildlife, the above could be expressed by showing the courtship of two birds,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,197
Posted By Ricoh
I can't find the link to a great quote by David...

I can't find the link to a great quote by David Hearn, so I'll go from memory. It goes something like this: David Hearn (who himself is an excellent photographer) overheard a conversation between...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,197
Posted By Ricoh
Some ideas: Maybe this will help; practice the...

Some ideas:

Maybe this will help; practice the FART in photography (I believe it was Ken Rockwell who came up with the acronym).
F - Feel the need to take a photograph;
A - Ask yourself why you want...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By Ricoh
Thank you. I rest reasonably relaxed now you've...

Thank you. I rest reasonably relaxed now you've informed me. My trouble, I buy film even though I already have too much. I must stop buying, but when bulk offers appear I'm hooked.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By Ricoh
I'm glad this topic has come up. I store mine in...

I'm glad this topic has come up.
I store mine in the fridge at about +5C; there's no room in the freezer (we have two) since they're stuffed with food. Does +5C qualify as being cold enough for ong...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-05-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Ricoh
Yes I had this with a new M240 back in 2015....

Yes I had this with a new M240 back in 2015. Leica replaced the shutter (apparently the error log pointed to a shutter failure) but within weeks of its return it was still playing up. The supplying...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-16-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Ricoh
Is adjustment effected by shimming the helicoid?

Is adjustment effected by shimming the helicoid?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-16-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Ricoh
Are you performing the tests using a tripod, it's...

Are you performing the tests using a tripod, it's all too easy to rock back or forwards and to be misled.
I've been thinking about one of these specifically for such tests....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 12,258
Posted By Ricoh
I see some lovely diffusion around the bright...

I see some lovely diffusion around the bright lights in post #11. I'm wondering if this is typical of this film? I've been on the look out for a film that glows, a B&W with a poor or non existent...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2019
Replies: 335
Views: 199,024
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Tim, I phoned the shop about the lens and...

Thanks Tim, I phoned the shop about the lens and asked numerous questions, but stiffness didn't enter my head, unfortunately. However, since I have a 14 day cooling off period I can see how good or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2019
Replies: 335
Views: 199,024
Posted By Ricoh
Thank you Erik. Order placed, hope to see the...

Thank you Erik. Order placed, hope to see the lens early next week.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2019
Replies: 335
Views: 199,024
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Erik. The one I have in mind is the...

Thanks Erik. The one I have in mind is the version 3, the last prior to the introduction of the asph, I believe. Filter size is E55 and serial number 3687830, which makes it late 90's, possibly 1995...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2019
Replies: 335
Views: 199,024
Posted By Ricoh
The images in this here thread make it so...

The images in this here thread make it so tempting...
I have a Summicron 90 E55 sitting in the checkout basket, but as it's a distance sale there's no chance of trying it on my M240 for calibration...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 2,108
Views: 389,556
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks for the info, dourbalistar, in both your...

Thanks for the info, dourbalistar, in both your replies.
Based on what I've read, think I might give Kentmere a run for the money and see if I can induce the bright-lights glow as others have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2019
Replies: 2,108
Views: 389,556
Posted By Ricoh
I thought Double X started life for use in motion...

I thought Double X started life for use in motion pictures and had the remjet (a carbon based deposit) to reduce the risk of static, and as an anti-halation defence.
For use in stills photography the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2019
Replies: 2,108
Views: 389,556
Posted By Ricoh
I quite like the glow around bright lights,...

I quite like the glow around bright lights, halation presumably. Is it an inherent quality of 5222 (Double X) due to the Remjet coating being removed by Kodak for use in still photography?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 5,811
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Huss. Maybe some form of optical guide for...

Thanks Huss. Maybe some form of optical guide for machine printing...? Whatever, I do agree it looks pretty.
Need to order a pack of C200 and acquire the necessary inversion software to reveal the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 5,811
Posted By Ricoh
Great images Huss! A question if you don't mind...

Great images Huss! A question if you don't mind me asking: How do you get the colourful markings on and around the sprockets? Or is this the way C200 comes out after development (and after inversion...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-09-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By Ricoh
EM5 Mk1 double...

EM5 Mk1 double exposure:


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7811/32495124977_0b...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7811/32495124977_0bba0cf616_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Rvu1xt)Cleveleys by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/Rvu1xt)
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-25-2019
Replies: 547
Views: 138,964
Posted By Ricoh
I've run a roll through my R35 LED and I'll post...

I've run a roll through my R35 LED and I'll post a few in a short while.
In the mean time, if I may, can someone advise if its possible to do multiple exposure without damaging the camera. What I had...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,535
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks for posting the link, enlightening in many...

Thanks for posting the link, enlightening in many regards.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-16-2019
Replies: 547
Views: 138,964
Posted By Ricoh
Rollei 35 LED 40mm f3.5 Triotar Tri-X EI...

Rollei 35 LED 40mm f3.5 Triotar
Tri-X EI 1600

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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-29-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Ricoh
MFT EM5, Skink Pinhle Pancake 0,18mm...

MFT EM5, Skink Pinhle Pancake 0,18mm f/90

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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-19-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,635
Posted By Ricoh
"Who freekin' cares whether someone is using...

"Who freekin' cares whether someone is using digital capture or film? and why?"

That's a very good question indeed. It is really about the image, not the tools. However for some strange reason I do...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,635
Posted By Ricoh
I remember Gibson offering advice to not copy...

I remember Gibson offering advice to not copy others, and he went on to say he doesn't want to copy himself. I see the dilemma and the need to develop, but many photographers hit their peak and then...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-09-2019
Replies: 377
Views: 65,476
Posted By Ricoh
Zeno's Rollei 35 book arrived today, really...

Zeno's Rollei 35 book arrived today, really pleased with the quality of the photos and the presentation. Thank you very much from a happy customer.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-06-2019
Replies: 377
Views: 65,476
Posted By Ricoh
I paid 50

I paid 50
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2019
Replies: 602
Views: 147,373
Posted By Ricoh
Tri X shot at box speed. M6 35...

Tri X shot at box speed. M6 35 f/2
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2019
Replies: 602
Views: 147,373
Posted By Ricoh
Ultramax 400 B&W conversion. M6 35...

Ultramax 400 B&W conversion. M6 35 f/2

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 10,719
Posted By Ricoh
Well, that's good enough for me. Thank you very...

Well, that's good enough for me. Thank you very much.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-01-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By Ricoh
I like that very much. More please! PS Am I...

I like that very much. More please!

PS Am I missing something with the RFF. As far as I see it doesn't provide a 'Likes' or 'Thanks' button, so common on other forums.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 10,719
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Rob, extremely helpful tips for me to...

Thanks Rob, extremely helpful tips for me to follow.

Thank you kindly :)
Steve
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 10,719
Posted By Ricoh
I'm just about to get back into B&W processing...

I'm just about to get back into B&W processing after many, many years and this thread has been very helpful to me. I like the sound of HC-110, the shelf life being a big plus, but I understand it's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,556
Posted By Ricoh
Lynn, I've edited my post to address the question...

Lynn, I've edited my post to address the question which I forgot about when I posted earlier.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,556
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4903/46398627441_4e...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4903/46398627441_4ee17b2fe1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dG66rc)Parenting Skills by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/2dG66rc)
HP5+ pushed 2 stops, Pentax MX 100 f/3.5

As...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2018
Replies: 595
Views: 88,098
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4910/32081835668_b8...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4910/32081835668_b8bdc0a562_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QSXN2J)Bag Lady by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/QSXN2J)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
Sounds as though you're sorted, Wintoid. I like...

Sounds as though you're sorted, Wintoid.

I like film photography, but it does bring a number of issues for those wishing to digitise, and invariably compromises along the way. I have a plustek...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
Glad to learn you've found a solution and a way...

Glad to learn you've found a solution and a way forward.

I'm interested and hope you don't mind a couple of questions.

"Almost getting 100%" - does that mean you're unavoidably cropping the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
Godfrey, thanks for taking the time to provide a...

Godfrey, thanks for taking the time to provide a comprehensive answer. Appreciated!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
Hi Godfrey - interested to know why you decided...

Hi Godfrey - interested to know why you decided not to use enlarger lenses in favour of a regular 'taking' lenses. You mentioned the lack of focusing "mount", do you mean the focusing ring on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
I wonder if anyone devised a means of mounting a...

I wonder if anyone devised a means of mounting a negative holder on top the BEOON base unit that offers alignment without the need to reset it every time you breath in and out.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
Definitely... but only if invited into an elarger...

Definitely... but only if invited into an elarger lens warehouse, armed with my BEOON and M240, to try out all the combinations until I find a solution that does not necessitate the use of hacksaw...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
jim0266, is the taking camera a Sony mirrorless....

jim0266, is the taking camera a Sony mirrorless. I've seen other screen shots of similar with the tell-tale red adapter - only guessing and could be well off the mark.

For some reason, those using...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Prest_400 for the clarification. I also...

Thanks Prest_400 for the clarification.

I also homed in on the table in LPF (page 4 I believe) and looking at the figures in the table compared to x^1.3 the results are quite similar up to about 60...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks PRJ In the Large Photography thread...

Thanks PRJ
In the Large Photography thread referenced above by PREST 400, the equation given is of the form y = f (x); more specifically y = 0.5167*ln(x) - 0.2

Where
x = metered exposure time in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Prest, it sort of rules out my inability...

Thanks Prest, it sort of rules out my inability to conduct a simple internet search. Also, thanks for the link, it's a good start for me, something to base exposure on rather than guesswork.
Cheers!!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Ricoh
Kodak Ultramax 400 Reciprocity Failure

First off I hope the is the right area are for such a question.

I plan to do pinhole using Ultramax 400, but cannot find a data sheet on reciprocity failure for this film. I've searched the net, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
That's greedy :)

That's greedy :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
Yes, that's the conundrum. But finding a...

Yes, that's the conundrum. But finding a Focotar-2 for reasonable money and then finding out the BEOON column bottoms before critical focus is achieved, even though 10 other people have had success,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
The trouble with enlarger lens applied to the...

The trouble with enlarger lens applied to the 'simple lens equation' is that you have no idea where the nodal point is without experiment. You could say the same about the 50mm 'taking' lens, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
Plenty of enlarger lenses to try out, depending...

Plenty of enlarger lenses to try out, depending how deep your pockets...

https://www.secondhanddarkroom.co.uk/index.php/s-h_enl-lenses/show_all/0/0/?k=:4:14707::0

I do not in anyway have connection...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-07-2018
Replies: 595
Views: 88,098
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1912/43717568820_d8...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1912/43717568820_d89d31dd62_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29BaY7y)Life is just a blur... by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/29BaY7y)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
Wintoid, via the LUF I compared the critical...

Wintoid, via the LUF I compared the critical measurements of my BEOON with another member on the forum (actually someone else joined the conversation so there were three of us in total) and the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-06-2018
Replies: 595
Views: 88,098
Posted By Ricoh
That's extremely well put Peter. Your analogy...

That's extremely well put Peter. Your analogy with poetry really cements what I had in mind, but I couldn't quite express it so concisely and eloquently.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
I stopped having tried two enlarger lenses, the...

I stopped having tried two enlarger lenses, the El-Nikkor 50 f/2.8 and the Componon S f/2.8, in that order. To me any further experimentation with enlarger lenses seemed a further waste of money. The...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-06-2018
Replies: 595
Views: 88,098
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4433/36703459720_d8...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4433/36703459720_d84a3f28ce_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XVmPR3)Sharpness is a bourgeois concept by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/XVmPR3)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 6,860
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/930/42829551275_cfc...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/930/42829551275_cfcefbf1a9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28fGDre)Bike, a shadow of its former self by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/28fGDre)
M6 Tri-X Push +2
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 6,860
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/906/27079597677_134...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/906/27079597677_1340664702_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HfW1X8)Curves by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/HfW1X8)
Pen F HP5
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,691
Posted By Ricoh
Back in the days when I had a makeshift darkroom...

Back in the days when I had a makeshift darkroom I would shoot self rolled film, and print the best. They may have been crap photos, but at least I was completing the circle by actually displaying my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,691
Posted By Ricoh
It theory it seems possible to have more than one...

It theory it seems possible to have more than one account, each with a 1,000 limit. Just need a different email address, although I wonder if the Internet address of your router will give the game...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks for updating Godfrey, having read I'm now...

Thanks for updating Godfrey, having read I'm now of the opinion to ditch the enlarger lens option and revert to the Summilux 50 f/1.4 asph.
So with the taking lens in situ on the BEOON, do I focus...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
Has always been the case for me that the BEOON...

Has always been the case for me that the BEOON won't lower enough. I have tried combinations of the supplied tubes, and add on 3rd party tubes of varying length; tried the Nokkor 50 f2.8 and the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
Wintoid, or raise the negative closer to the...

Wintoid, or raise the negative closer to the taking lens, but in doing so it takes a bit (lot) of fiddling to obtain alignment (as distinct from focus).
I've not touched the BEOON for 12 months or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2018
Replies: 2,713
Views: 795,491
Posted By Ricoh
When and why did camera manufactures start...

When and why did camera manufactures start putting electric motors in cameras to advance and rewind film. It just over complicates what previously was a more than adequate system with simple cogs and...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-26-2018
Replies: 547
Views: 138,964
Posted By Ricoh
Zeno, thanks for your thoughts on the Triotar. A...

Zeno, thanks for your thoughts on the Triotar. A 3 element lens sounds rather primative by modern standards, but that said I like the character of the Holga's simple meniscus lens, and sharpness edge...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-26-2018
Replies: 547
Views: 138,964
Posted By Ricoh
Just completing the order page and in reading the...

Just completing the order page and in reading the terms and conditions. I note that Blurb is based in the USA, hence import duties and post office handling fees will be added and payable before the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-26-2018
Replies: 547
Views: 138,964
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Zeno for getting back and confirming so...

Thanks Zeno for getting back and confirming so soon; I shall proceed with the order.

I may have mentioned a while back (on the sister thread 'A year with the Rollei 35') that I have the Rollei 35...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-26-2018
Replies: 547
Views: 138,964
Posted By Ricoh
Is the printed book still available, Zeno? (I'm...

Is the printed book still available, Zeno? (I'm in the UK.)
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-25-2018
Replies: 377
Views: 65,476
Posted By Ricoh
Excellent vision!

Excellent vision!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-14-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,871
Posted By Ricoh
Unless you're purchasing new I would factor the...

Unless you're purchasing new I would factor the cost of a CLA, these things are mechanical and need servicing to run true and to prevent metal to metal wear. A CLA is not cheap but neither is a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-05-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 3,442
Posted By Ricoh
They offer a 12 month transferable guarantee but...

They offer a 12 month transferable guarantee but I have no intention (yet!) of selling on once my M6 returns. Fingers crossed, and toes for that matter, I don't suffer the same outcome. My glass is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-05-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 3,442
Posted By Ricoh
Oh dear, and was the rectification an equally...

Oh dear, and was the rectification an equally long wait?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-05-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 3,442
Posted By Ricoh
I remember reading on their web page that they...

I remember reading on their web page that they would rather spend their time fixing cameras (and lenses) than answer emails.
I'm sure they do a great job, so worth the wait I guess.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-02-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 3,442
Posted By Ricoh
I decided to send my M6 for a CLA in July based...

I decided to send my M6 for a CLA in July based on recommendations received, but as alluded earlier CameraWorks-UK seem to be somewhat swamped by the number of cameras being sent to them from around...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,251
Posted By Ricoh
What I'm about to say has probably been said;...

What I'm about to say has probably been said; there's just too much to read above, sorry.

The 35mm, and wider if you wish, allows scale focusing much easier. Set to f8 and adjust the focus to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-23-2018
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,375
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1844/43016497740_09...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1844/43016497740_099325c068_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28xdN79)B&W (#9) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/28xdN79)
M240 50mm f/1.4
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By Ricoh
If I've read correctly it means removing the...

If I've read correctly it means removing the back. That's what I meant by mutilation. Ok a bit dramatic of me, but it could mean the death to a number of analogue cameras when the main body and back...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By Ricoh
Sacrilege! If anyone desires a digital camera...

Sacrilege! If anyone desires a digital camera just go out and buy one instead of mutilating our precious film cameras.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-20-2018
Replies: 377
Views: 65,476
Posted By Ricoh
Hi Kevin, I've been aware of 'expomat' for a...

Hi Kevin, I've been aware of 'expomat' for a while, I must get my finger out, download, print and glue it together. Good idea of yours to do the DIY delamination using clear tape.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-20-2018
Replies: 377
Views: 65,476
Posted By Ricoh
I dug out the adapter that I had which has a...

I dug out the adapter that I had which has a diode incorporated, reputed to make 4x1.5V = 5.6V. That's the claim anyway. Just tried it and it's still 2 stops over reading. Better but still incorrect....
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-20-2018
Replies: 377
Views: 65,476
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Petronius, I love the shot; lens flare can...

Thanks Petronius, I love the shot; lens flare can be quite nice as you have demonstrated.

Just got the 35LED back, all fine and dandy but the lightmeter is over reading. The person who serviced it...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-20-2018
Replies: 314
Views: 87,271
Posted By Ricoh
Currently using Plustek 8200 with Silverfast Ai....

Currently using Plustek 8200 with Silverfast Ai. Does a good job but slow when trying to scan a complete roll of film.
I've been considering the Epson V800 or V850, apparently the same hardware...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-20-2018
Replies: 377
Views: 65,476
Posted By Ricoh
Inspired by this amazing thread, I sent my R35LED...

Inspired by this amazing thread, I sent my R35LED for a lub service since to the shutter ring was stiff due to inactivity for 25 years or so. I'm hoping it might be back today in fact.

Although...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-16-2018
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,375
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1848/44613941352_00...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1848/44613941352_009af7c67d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aYo7ro)B&W (#1) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/2aYo7ro)
M240 50mm
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-16-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 14,372
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1848/43728514744_73...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1848/43728514744_73e61cf0a5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29C94Xo)Pinhole (#15) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/29C94Xo)
Skink 0,18mm, 16mm f/90 on MFT EM5
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-14-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 14,372
Posted By Ricoh
Another Skink on the...

Another Skink on the EM5

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1856/44512790471_28f47f4fe1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aPrFNF)Pinhole (#14) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/2aPrFNF)
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-14-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 14,372
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Kevin and Barry. I'm currently using a...

Thanks Kevin and Barry. I'm currently using a Skink Pinhole Pancacke 0,18mm on an EM5 MFT camera. I have another Skink on order for my Leica M. I use both analogue and digital Ms so it will be...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-14-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 14,372
Posted By Ricoh
Skink 16mm f/90...

Skink 16mm f/90 0,18mm
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1880/29540438587_60b56c27bf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M1otdF)Pinhole (#13) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/M1otdF)
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-13-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 14,372
Posted By Ricoh
Skink 16mm f/90...

Skink 16mm f/90 0,18mm
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1895/43568905945_ffdb01c704_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29o32Px)Pinhole (#12) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/29o32Px)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-13-2018
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,375
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1894/42834591670_45...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1894/42834591670_45c9a92e4c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28g9tLA)Cotre Jour (#3) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/28g9tLA)
M240 50mm f/1.4
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-12-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 14,372
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Barry, I'm loving pinhole and I find it...

Thanks Barry, I'm loving pinhole and I find it sort of liberating - attention more on content and less on technicalities...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-12-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 14,372
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1891/29508055497_1e...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1891/29508055497_1ee1e1ce04_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LXwuRx)Pinhole (#11) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/LXwuRx)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2018
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,375
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1863/44616775921_29...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1863/44616775921_29690ab3f4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aYCD4g)Landscape (#2) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/2aYCD4g)
M240 50mm f/1.4 asph
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-11-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 14,372
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1893/43592974834_f7...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1893/43592974834_f791b91d3b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29qaoEo)Pinhole (#9) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/29qaoEo)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-10-2018
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,375
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1885/29617683337_b3...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1885/29617683337_b38b4b55af_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M8dnoH)Landscape (#1) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/M8dnoH)
M240 50 f/1.4
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-10-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 14,372
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Barry Here's a pinhole shot within a...

Thanks Barry

Here's a pinhole shot within a multi-storey car park

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1900/42489663190_eccaf6667d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27JECxQ)Pinhole (#8) by -Steve Ricoh-...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-09-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 14,372
Posted By Ricoh
Was thinking of an RSS 6x6, but inspired by...

Was thinking of an RSS 6x6, but inspired by mconnealy's modified Agfa Billy I may well take a look on eBay myself. I need to do my homework, I'm wondering if a MF folder would work.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-09-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 14,372
Posted By Ricoh
Another: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1888/44265...

Another:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1888/44265207131_2250ac4761_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aryKUp)Pinhole (#6) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/2aryKUp)
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-09-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 14,372
Posted By Ricoh
Love the sunrise shot, Barry

Love the sunrise shot, Barry
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-09-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 14,372
Posted By Ricoh
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1815/42428693320_96...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1815/42428693320_96e5d2dcd8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27Dh9kb)Pinhole (#5) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/27Dh9kb)
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-08-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 14,372
Posted By Ricoh
Thank you very much Papercut, that's very kind of...

Thank you very much Papercut, that's very kind of you!
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-08-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 14,372
Posted By Ricoh
EM5 Skink...

EM5 Skink pinhole

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1883/42388516370_b68fb9b1f7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27zJe89)Pinhole (#4) by -Steve Ricoh- (https://flic.kr/p/27zJe89)
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-08-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 14,372
Posted By Ricoh
Thank you very much. I'm really enjoying pinhole...

Thank you very much. I'm really enjoying pinhole photography, albeit with a digital camera. It has helped to dig myself out of a lull, photographically.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 08-19-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 14,372
Posted By Ricoh
New to the digital pinhole photography - only had...

New to the digital pinhole photography - only had the m4/3 Skink a few days. The first of the images was post processed in LR, the second and third had some additional SFX love ;) All 16mm...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-03-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2,462
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks for the recent replies, some cracking...

Thanks for the recent replies, some cracking images too!
Great shame about the Wonderlust PinWide, but hey-Ho, I'll have a look for the Skink.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-02-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2,462
Posted By Ricoh
Is the PinWide still available? I'd like to get...

Is the PinWide still available? I'd like to get my hands on one of these.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-26-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By Ricoh
No slamming the carrier shut, but I must admit I...

No slamming the carrier shut, but I must admit I haven’t tried the ‘pinching’ you mentioned. I will try on the next roll.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-24-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By Ricoh
I have the same problem with the neg holder...

I have the same problem with the neg holder supplied with the 8200Ai: Align the negative within the gate of the holder, close the top hinged section and the negative jumps enough to require a second...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-11-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,284
Posted By Ricoh
Towards the end he has something to say about...

Towards the end he has something to say about learning the language. 50 years of learning the language of film and more recently the digital language that he likes.
Most of RGs images are high...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2018
Replies: 1,006
Views: 366,199
Posted By Ricoh
Image deleted due to it being shot using 50 asph....

Image deleted due to it being shot using 50 asph. I should pay more attention to the title, doh!
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-06-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,910
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Zuiko85. I'll keep looking, but buying...

Thanks Zuiko85. I'll keep looking, but buying remotely via eBay etc is always a risk. I'll be less conservative in future holding a sum back for the likely repairs or cleaning.
Maybe an OM to Pen...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-03-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,910
Posted By Ricoh
The 70mm f2 turned up from Germany, but it's...

The 70mm f2 turned up from Germany, but it's going back.

I specifically asked about the condition of the optics and the aperture blades for signs of oil. The reply stated optics in great condition...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-25-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,910
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Zuiko85, I've decided to purchase a nice...

Thanks Zuiko85, I've decided to purchase a nice 70 f2. Transaction complete and I expect to take delivery next week and resume picture making.

I'm late to the Pen F half frame party - I can't...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-25-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,910
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Zuiko85. I went to the shop to have a play...

Thanks Zuiko85.
I went to the shop to have a play with the 100mm f3.5, I'm thinking it's just a bit too long for my needs.
Thoughts of a second lens only occurred to me when I had to hand over my 40...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,910
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Mr Flibble

Thanks Mr Flibble
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,910
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks guys. The OM to Pen F adapter sounds good,...

Thanks guys.
The OM to Pen F adapter sounds good, assuming the aperture on the OM lens automatically stops down.

I purchased the Pen FT complete with 40 f1.4 from Japan, and although the camera is...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,910
Posted By Ricoh
That’s very good of you, thank you very much!

That’s very good of you, thank you very much!
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,910
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks for that, helpful to know. I’m looking at...

Thanks for that, helpful to know.

I’m looking at 2 on eBay, both from the online retailer. I phoned to enquire about condition and both have some oil visible on the aperture blades. This is normally...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,910
Posted By Ricoh
How usable is a 100mm f/3.5 on Pen FT

My only experience of the Pen FT is with the 40mm f1.4, and even with the comparatively faster lens the viewfinder is not the brightest - due in part to the light robbing properties of the optical...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-19-2017
Replies: 224
Views: 73,083
Posted By Ricoh
I suspect you're right, the rough-ish sensation...

I suspect you're right, the rough-ish sensation sort of masks the feel of the film's progress, or lack of as we're discussing.
With my first film (today) I came to frame 71 and as Clint Eastwood in...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-19-2017
Replies: 224
Views: 73,083
Posted By Ricoh
Purchased a Wein MRB625 air battery for the Pen...

Purchased a Wein MRB625 air battery for the Pen FT, and surprise-surprise the meter works, and not far out either compared to my Sekonic 758.

Is it safe to leave the battery in the camera? The...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-18-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,814
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks for the advice. I'm awaiting delivery of...

Thanks for the advice. I'm awaiting delivery of an Olympus S-45 which I bagged on eBay.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-15-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,814
Posted By Ricoh
Well, as a new Pen F user with a 40 f/1.4 sans...

Well, as a new Pen F user with a 40 f/1.4 sans lens hood I’m on the look out for a suitable lens hood appropriate to the FoV of the 40.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-15-2017
Replies: 224
Views: 73,083
Posted By Ricoh
Yes I find the winder a bit on the rough side...

Yes I find the winder a bit on the rough side compared to the silky feel of my M6. I’ll treat it gently now I know, Doug.

One thing I’ve found already is that it’s easy to tear the film sprockets if...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-14-2017
Replies: 224
Views: 73,083
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks philcycles and zuiko85, most helpful. I'll...

Thanks philcycles and zuiko85, most helpful.
I'll order the wein air cell, the inbuilt meter may be useful if it works. Now you explained and after reading the manual I get the light meter numbering...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-13-2017
Replies: 224
Views: 73,083
Posted By Ricoh
I have just purchased a Pen FT complete with 40...

I have just purchased a Pen FT complete with 40 f/1.4.
The lens must be older than the camera, only having the aperture scale, ie without the numbering corresponding to the meter. The lens also has...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-01-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 40,334
Posted By Ricoh
You may read favourable results from others using...

You may read favourable results from others using a 50mm enlarger lens with a Leica M, eg M240, but I have tried unsuccessfully with both a Componon-S 50mm f/2.8 and an El-Nikkor 50mm f/2.8. In both...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-15-2017
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
Many have success with the Nikkor 50 f2.8, the...

Many have success with the Nikkor 50 f2.8, the Componon-S 50 f2.8 and other enlarger lenses, and having read the many reviews I wasnt expecting anything other than success - sadly not. To date I've...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-14-2017
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
I've tried using the El-Nikkor 50mm f/2.8 and the...

I've tried using the El-Nikkor 50mm f/2.8 and the Componon-S 50mm f2.8 with tubes B,C+D without success. Although the Componon-S is marginally better, in both cases with the BEOON column at minimum...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2017
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Wilson, I'm participating there too (Steve...

Thanks Wilson, I'm participating there too (Steve Ricoh)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2017
Replies: 303
Views: 36,301
Posted By Ricoh
Having the same problem using an El-Nikkor 50mm...

Having the same problem using an El-Nikkor 50mm f/2.8 enlarger lens, tubes B+C+D with an M240. With this combination the BEOON is approximately 1cm too tall at its shortest column setting. I'd like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2,724
Posted By Ricoh
Meter off your hand in the same lighting - works...

Meter off your hand in the same lighting - works with my M240
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-21-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By Ricoh
Great set of street images

Great set of street images
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,433
Posted By Ricoh
Both my 35mm f2 ASPH and 50mm f1.4 ASPH have a...

Both my 35mm f2 ASPH and 50mm f1.4 ASPH have a brass helicoids (as far as I'm aware all Leica lenses use brass) but looking at Zeiss and Voigtlander lenses the helecoids are black in colour and I'm...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-19-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By Ricoh
It talks about strobes, but I assume a bright...

It talks about strobes, but I assume a bright overcast sky would do.
It also assumes Photoshop, but many use Lightroom instead, including myself.
I'll have to read the manual again, but I think I may...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-18-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By Ricoh
If it did, it would be witch craft for sure.

If it did, it would be witch craft for sure.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-17-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By Ricoh
They're not contacts, just black and white paint...

They're not contacts, just black and white paint patches forming a 6 bit code read optically by the camera body to inform it what lens is attached. The 6 bit code does not relay info about aperture.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-16-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By Ricoh
Straight out of the box my copy of the Sekonic...

Straight out of the box my copy of the Sekonic L-758DR shows a difference in readings for incident and reflected light against an 18% grey target (obviously incident was measured looking towards the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-16-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks Godfrey. I'm not familiar with the...

Thanks Godfrey.
I'm not familiar with the EXIFtool or with using th command line. The command you've written looks a little like Linux - but this just shows how unfamiliar I am, sorry.

Is it a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-16-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By Ricoh
Help with Calibrating Sekonic 758DR with Leica M240

I'm attempting to calibrate a Sekonic L-758DR to my Leica M240, but have run into a bit of a problem that I could do with some help please.
Since the M240 takes a guess at aperture, the EXIF data...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-16-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,604
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks willie 901.

Thanks willie 901.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-16-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,645
Posted By Ricoh
It was the Leica rep who recommended sticky tape...

It was the Leica rep who recommended sticky tape to me, but if it's going to disfigure the paint in someway, I'm not going to bother. I'll ride with ithe camera as it is.
Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-16-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,604
Posted By Ricoh
DNG Compression

Just got a brand new M240, reading the user manual it states:
The standard DNG Format is used for storage of completely unprocessed raw picture data.
The available compression for DNG format:
- is...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-14-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,707
Posted By Ricoh
I heard that the life of a li ion battery is...

I heard that the life of a li ion battery is optimised if cycled between 25% to 85% (approx). Deep discharge is life limiting, as is continuous charging when using a laptop. I understand a camera is...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-14-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,645
Posted By Ricoh
You make a good point, however I was interested...

You make a good point, however I was interested to learn what others do. I wasn't aware that a black dot is available. Does this sit on top of the existing emblem, I wonder - rather than being lazy...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-14-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,645
Posted By Ricoh
Glad I asked, I was going to get a strip of...

Glad I asked, I was going to get a strip of electrician's black tape, but I don't want to disfigure my new camera, I'll probably use it as the German manufacturer's intended. I have the camera and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-14-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,645
Posted By Ricoh
Insulating tape or not?

Do you cover the red dot or not? It sees a pitty, but it's a bit of an advert for expensive, valuable kit and therefore open to theft.
Interestingly, I was talking to a Leica rep at a recent trade...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-07-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,449
Posted By Ricoh
I'm currently a M4/3's user considering an M Typ...

I'm currently a M4/3's user considering an M Typ 240.
To get the decisive moment, as its termed, attempting to focus on the fly using a RF is going to be too slow - that's my perception, but with...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-30-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,541
Posted By Ricoh
Nothing more than a light drizzle for me. I'm no...

Nothing more than a light drizzle for me. I'm no Jacques Cousteau! :)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-29-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,541
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks for the clarification, Jaap. What amazing...

Thanks for the clarification, Jaap. What amazing camera systems they are!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-29-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,541
Posted By Ricoh
I'm considering the M240 under the current offer...

I'm considering the M240 under the current offer (Leica have extended the Summer price reduction, it was due to end 30 Sept, but it's now extended to 31 Oct - does that point to something happening...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-29-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,541
Posted By Ricoh
M240 weather protection

The ads for the M240 states: 'Use in any weather, rubber seals protect the cameras from splashes, moisture, dust and uncooperative weather.'

That's great, but what about the M lenses. Are they...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 09-14-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 3,605
Posted By Ricoh
Referring to rscheffler's post above, I'm...

Referring to rscheffler's post above, I'm interested to learn that debris found on sensors of the M9 and M240 do not differ greatly, maybe lubricant maybe not.
This may indicate that new shutter...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 09-14-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 3,605
Posted By Ricoh
M240 sensor contamination - shutter lubricant?

I've read on a Leica forum that the M9 shutters mechanisms had a tendency to throw some lubricant on the sensor during the first months of ownership. I'm considering a new M240 and I'd like to be...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-11-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,305
Posted By Ricoh
Thanks for the reply. Having googled replacement...

Thanks for the reply. Having googled replacement battery, I came up with the following which might be of use to others.
http://www.smallbattery.company.org.uk/sbc_v27px_adapter.htm
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-10-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,305
Posted By Ricoh
Rollei 35 LED

Hi, I'm new to the forum, but I'll introduce myself in an appropriate thread.

I have a Rollei 35 LED, Triotar 3.5/40 and I'm thinking about bringing it back into use, if I can find a suitable...
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