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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-30-2019
Replies: 349
Views: 16,722
Posted By Keith (M)
Interesting project. As to the infinity lock, my...

Interesting project. As to the infinity lock, my 1967 Summaron f2.8 has it - and I rather like it.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 03-03-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 16,410
Posted By Keith (M)
Mont Blanc Macro - with the benefits of IBIS...

Mont Blanc Macro - with the benefits of IBIS :)
Testing A6500 with 60mm Leica Macro-Elmarit-R. Hand-held, natural light, ISO 6400. (The speckles on the pen are...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 01-22-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 16,410
Posted By Keith (M)
Bought an A6500 (my first ever Sony!) with the E...

Bought an A6500 (my first ever Sony!) with the E 16-70 ZA OSS lens as compact & lightweight walkabout camera. Very pleased with the results and the way the camera/lens performs (albeit the menus are...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-22-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 925
Posted By Keith (M)
A6500 with Leica M & R Lenses

Experimenting! Last week I bought a Sony A6500 mirrorless APS-C camera in order to lighten my load when strolling about doing touristy things. The A6500 has IBIS and I was interested to see how my...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-15-2016
Replies: 131
Views: 27,047
Posted By Keith (M)
Lots of splendid, vibrant colour images - so here...

Lots of splendid, vibrant colour images - so here are a couple of monochrome ones...
Silbury Hill surrounded by flood water.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1514/25580691431_5c0c44e1b1_b.jpg

Sinuous...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-14-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By Keith (M)
Put film #5 through the GW690 last week and was...

Put film #5 through the GW690 last week and was careful to wind-on with steady/even speed/pressure. Pulling the film off the reel to hang-up to dry, I was pleased to see that the spacing was all very...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-14-2016
Replies: 680
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 242,693
Posted By Keith (M)
Thank you both for the comments - appreciated! ...

Thank you both for the comments - appreciated! Have put more films through it now and some results can be seen in my GW690II album (https://www.flickr.com/photos/humblestum/albums/72157664990040376)...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-04-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By Keith (M)
Thanks. Visually everything looks fine. I did...

Thanks. Visually everything looks fine. I did wonder if the speed of operation of the wind-on lever could have an effect, maybe operating too fast causes some slippage. Never seen this effect on...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-04-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By Keith (M)
GW690II Frame Spacing

Last week I took delivery of a GW690II and since then have put four rolls through it. The results (see some here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/humblestum/albums/72157664990040376)) have been very...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-04-2016
Replies: 680
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 242,693
Posted By Keith (M)
On the Ridgeway with my 'new' GW690II

One of the first shots from my newly acquired GW690II, taken during a stroll on the ancient Ridgeway long-distance path. Acros 100 &...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-31-2015
Replies: 1,179
Views: 448,846
Posted By Keith (M)
My Rolleicord Vb fitted with Rolleinar 2 and...

My Rolleicord Vb fitted with Rolleinar 2 and about to be loaded to test the newly acquired close-up set.

http://www.kmercerphotography.co.uk/iPhone4S/Rolleinar_950.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-18-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,313
Posted By Keith (M)
Yes it does. I have just removed the counter...

Yes it does. I have just removed the counter dial and had a look - nothing obvious. Tried loading again, same problem.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-18-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,313
Posted By Keith (M)
Rolleicord Vb - Film counter not locking when wound on

My Rolleicord Vb has been in regular use and never been a problem - until now. Loading a roll of Portra 400 this afternoon, having closed the back I wound on, expecting the counter to stop at '1' as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2012
Replies: 303
Views: 46,684
Posted By Keith (M)
Hmmm, they have been breeding lately. Just...

Hmmm, they have been breeding lately. Just checked the shelf and there are four :eek: (M9, M7, MP, M4). Oh, and there is a IIIg hiding behind them... ;)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-08-2012
Replies: 932
Views: 225,902
Posted By Keith (M)
Two examples of why I adore my Rolleicord Vb. One...

Two examples of why I adore my Rolleicord Vb. One colour shot and one b&w.



Colour is Ektar 100 and the b&w is Acros 100.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,771
Posted By Keith (M)
An old thread but came up on my search! As I...

An old thread but came up on my search! As I spend two to three months at a time out of the country, I found that I was having to dispose of too much Ilfosol 3 due to oxidisation (the stated...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-10-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By Keith (M)
Thanks for the comments. Yes the Elmar is...

Thanks for the comments. Yes the Elmar is RF-coupled and the IIIg has the 90mm framelines, so an ideal pairing. I did have doubts about focussing accuracy but with the IIIg's rangefinder, the focus...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-22-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,651
Posted By Keith (M)
So does mine - and I wish I could find a yellow...

So does mine - and I wish I could find a yellow one (in the UK)!

PS - I know there are things such as FICOM and the SOOGZ adaptor, but a 19mm (Walz) filter seems to me to be the most convenient and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-04-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By Keith (M)
IIIg + 90mm Elmar

My new combination!

A superb pairing. Examples from the first roll of Tri-X. One at min focus distance and max aperture (http://www.kmercerphotography.co.uk/Leica/IIIg/Elmar&Ivy_950.jpg) and one...
Forum: RFF News 12-03-2011
Replies: 174
Views: 15,731
Posted By Keith (M)
Indeed! Took the words right off my keyboard ;) ...

Indeed! Took the words right off my keyboard ;) Great to have RFF back-up and running (and speaking of back-up...)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By Keith (M)
Thanks. The frames at 1/1000sec are evenly...

Thanks. The frames at 1/1000sec are evenly exposed (as are the frames at all other speeds). Which is really as it should be, the dealer having assured me it has just been serviced and it comes with a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By Keith (M)
IIIG + Elmar 5cm f3.5 1st Results

Well, I developed the test film from my newly acquired 1956 IIIg + 1951 Elmar 50mm f3.5 this morning. Red Dot had included a freebie roll of FP4+ (thank you), so this is what I used, developed in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-17-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By Keith (M)
I agree with Brian, it definitely sounds like a...

I agree with Brian, it definitely sounds like a service is needed. I just took delivery this morning of a 1956 IIIg (my first LTM) and both the viewfinder and rangefinder are both easily useable...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-16-2011
Replies: 2,012
Views: 606,883
Posted By Keith (M)
A very striking composition with great detail and...

A very striking composition with great detail and tones - super!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-14-2011
Replies: 2,012
Views: 606,883
Posted By Keith (M)
Just love the expressions and the tones!

Just love the expressions and the tones!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-13-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,645
Posted By Keith (M)
Thank you all for the answers! :) At least I...

Thank you all for the answers! :) At least I now know that the scissors-type of end fitting is not suitable and also now know what to look for. Thanks again.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-12-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,645
Posted By Keith (M)
Rolleicord Vb Strap?

My Rolleicord Vb came with an original leather case and strap. However, I would like to use it without the case, but am unsure as to the type of strap required to fit the angled slots on the camera...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-04-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,642
Posted By Keith (M)
Wot, RD - no shots of the nuptials? ;) Well...

Wot, RD - no shots of the nuptials? ;)

Well exposed shots given the lighting conditions, with lovely colours. (I'm sticking with b&w for my Rolleicord Vb - just ordered some Acros 100 on your...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-07-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,303
Posted By Keith (M)
But, like me, you can come unstuck. I bought a...

But, like me, you can come unstuck. I bought a 'Bayonet 1 lens hood for Rollei & Yashica TLR Cameras' on eBay and when it arrived was disappointed to find that it fits into the inner lugs - so...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-05-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,804
Posted By Keith (M)
New Rolleicord Vb - 1st Attempts at 'Street'

Well, yesterday was a cold, miserable, grey day but my new acquisition demanded to be put to use at 'street'.

The town-centre eyesore which I can never resist having another go at recording in it's...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-03-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,552
Posted By Keith (M)
Thank you for the further responses. Being...

Thank you for the further responses. Being totally new to Rollei, I have another question regarding filters. My Rolleicord Vb is 'Bay 1'. Presumably the filters fit into the inner three recesses...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-03-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,552
Posted By Keith (M)
Sorry - I should have made plain that my question...

Sorry - I should have made plain that my question related only to using b&w film! Thanks for the responses.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-02-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,552
Posted By Keith (M)
Question Dumb Question ref Bay 1 Yellow Filter

I probably should be able to decide for myself but somehow the grey matter is being sluggish this evening. Having just acquired a Rolleicord Vb, I'm wondering whether or not to buy a light-yellow Bay...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-02-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,336
Posted By Keith (M)
Thank you all for the replies. These are just...

Thank you all for the replies. These are just test-shots, taken on an overcast and very windy afternoon just so that I could satisfy myself that all aspects of the camera functioned correctly - and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-02-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,336
Posted By Keith (M)
1964 Rolleicord Vb - My First Results!

The camera (see post in #447 in 'Show Your TLR (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41980&page=18)' thread) arrived Friday morning, a roll of HP5+ loaded, a quick outing to a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-01-2011
Replies: 1,179
Views: 448,846
Posted By Keith (M)
My Rolleicord Vb has arrived!

My Rolleicord Vb from CollectCamera (http://www.collectcamera.com/index.php?lang=eng) has arrived. Received this morning, a little earlier than expected. It appears to be exactly as described and as...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-31-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 5,055
Posted By Keith (M)
Hi RD. Sell me your Yashica - now you tell me! ...

Hi RD. Sell me your Yashica - now you tell me! ;) Ref your Ektar thread, no (but I have now - talk about impressive results!). Think I'll stick to B&W for the time being at least - after all, the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-31-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 5,055
Posted By Keith (M)
Hi, RD. Just came across this thread - congrats...

Hi, RD. Just came across this thread - congrats on the 'Flex! We seem to be treading the same path - there is a 'Cord Vb on it's way to me from the Netherlands. Should be arriving early next week....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-31-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 6,501
Posted By Keith (M)
There is Rolleicord Vb on it's way to me from the...

There is Rolleicord Vb on it's way to me from the Netherlands, hopefully it will arrive early next week. Reading this post takes my impatience-level up another few notches! (Rolls of FP4 and HP5...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 3,745
Posted By Keith (M)
Back in 1995 when I first thought there was a...

Back in 1995 when I first thought there was a chance of fulfilling an ambition to own an M camera, I bought the Leica M Compendium by Jonathan Eastland. Prior to (finally) joining the ranks of...
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