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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-06-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,598
Posted By nobbylon
I used to have quite a lot of gear that just sat...

I used to have quite a lot of gear that just sat in my box never actually shooting but just getting played with once in a while. In the end I thought what’s the point? maybe it goes up a little in...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-19-2018
Replies: 133
Views: 13,797
Posted By nobbylon
He was always ‘adequate’ as you put it with me...

He was always ‘adequate’ as you put it with me but I’ve seen a lot of his short put down replies to people who didn’t deserve them. As I’ve said above I wish him well doing similar elsewhere but to...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-19-2018
Replies: 133
Views: 13,797
Posted By nobbylon
Someone asked where he was and the replies came...

Someone asked where he was and the replies came in and it soon transpired he’d been told to wind his neck in, he couldn’t take that friendly advice and left. He may be a nice person when you meet him...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-18-2018
Replies: 133
Views: 13,797
Posted By nobbylon
Must admit I used to just ignore him as someone...

Must admit I used to just ignore him as someone who liked to put other people down but couldn’t take it himself. Thought of as some photo forum wise man by some including himself and sadly he has...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,121
Posted By nobbylon
Split and sell as is.

Split and sell as is.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,216
Posted By nobbylon
Well last time I put an ad up for mine I just had...

Well last time I put an ad up for mine I just had a few replies. It all depends on how much you want to pay but with prices of decent chrome M4’s up I think people are now hanging on to their BP’s.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2,470
Posted By nobbylon
Repainted original top plate. Undercoated first,...

Repainted original top plate. Undercoated first, edges rubbed and then painted.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,760
Posted By nobbylon
The R7 was nice but the best finders in the R...

The R7 was nice but the best finders in the R series were the 8 & 9’s.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-13-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,751
Posted By nobbylon
I grew to love the pics out of the M9 but sadly...

I grew to love the pics out of the M9 but sadly could no longer use a rangefinder with any focus reliability. I sold it last month with a replaced sensor no problem and for more than I paid for it....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-05-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 8,038
Posted By nobbylon
I dislike focus tabs so kept using the V3. I...

I dislike focus tabs so kept using the V3. I could never tell the difference between photos.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2017
Replies: 116
Views: 4,146
Posted By nobbylon
I’ve probably got atleast 4 SD cards full of...

I’ve probably got atleast 4 SD cards full of images I haven’t looked at!
Makes me wonder what’s on them now.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-03-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,284
Posted By nobbylon
Sover Wong without a doubt. He did about 5 F2’s...

Sover Wong without a doubt. He did about 5 F2’s and 2 F’s of mine. They came back feeling very crisp and new.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,642
Posted By nobbylon
A shame for such a low count camera. Mines done...

A shame for such a low count camera. Mines done about 25k and I’ve gone back to using it after selling the M9.
The good news is there’s plenty of them with low miles out there to buy if you find...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-18-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,357
Posted By nobbylon
Very nice Rob. That ‘58 is probably out of reach...

Very nice Rob. That ‘58 is probably out of reach for most nowadays. Nice mk111 and a Pepsi too. You have a nice collection there. I’m not a collector but I do like watches.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-18-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,357
Posted By nobbylon
I really like speedmaster pro’s aka moonwatch. A...

I really like speedmaster pro’s aka moonwatch. A nice handwound movement in an iconic case all for the price of a decent leica!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-18-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,357
Posted By nobbylon
nice milgauss, what year is that one?

nice milgauss, what year is that one?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-15-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,731
Posted By nobbylon
Sadly my rangefinder days are done. My eyesight...

Sadly my rangefinder days are done. My eyesight is no longer good enough to manually focus so I’m selling off my Leica gear. Back to Nikon and happy I kept the F6. It’s by far the most capable 35mm...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-15-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,731
Posted By nobbylon
Depends what lenses you are using. My Nikon...

Depends what lenses you are using. My Nikon lenses are equally as sharp if not sharper wide open than my leica lenses.
I shot my 28 Ais, 50 1.4 and 85 1.4 today and after 3 years shooting my M9...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-15-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,731
Posted By nobbylon
Must admit Huss, this smells a bit! I can hand...

Must admit Huss, this smells a bit! I can hand hold my F6 easily at the same speeds as my M4 and get better exposures with the same accuracy of focus.
M3 vs F6? no contest. M3 has no meter, can’t...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 6,040
Posted By nobbylon
I completely agree with you Huss. For anyone...

I completely agree with you Huss. For anyone wanting a Nikon mount you may as well buy any FT2/3, FM/FE series or dare I say an F100 which I’m positive will out perform and outlast this wanna be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 6,040
Posted By nobbylon
I’ll stick with my F6, but as Tim says why this...

I’ll stick with my F6, but as Tim says why this over a hundred or more decent late SLR’s ?
I’d rather have an FM2.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-13-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 13,797
Posted By nobbylon
The ‘ show us your steering wheels’ thread is a...

The ‘ show us your steering wheels’ thread is a beauty ;)
I got a serious bashing over there for pointing out peoples seemingly self congratulatory behaviour.
There is even a ‘show us your wallets’...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-13-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 13,797
Posted By nobbylon
I’ve had it here and elsewhere but sadly thats...

I’ve had it here and elsewhere but sadly thats how it is. There are old school prefects in life that enjoy their moment a little too much. All you need is a mod that’s not impartial and doesn’t agree...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-13-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 13,797
Posted By nobbylon
it doesn’t take a lot to upset some ;)

it doesn’t take a lot to upset some ;)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-13-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 13,797
Posted By nobbylon
Well as soon as someone says something that the...

Well as soon as someone says something that the powers don’t like.....it gets deleted.
train set ownership and all that nonsense.
I try my best not to use forums these days other than as a resource.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 926
Posted By nobbylon
Unless the pressure plate has been pulled off and...

Unless the pressure plate has been pulled off and not put back properly I cant see how it can be a film flatness problem. The spring actually is quite strong in spring force. Check the plate is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 926
Posted By nobbylon
The easy way to check is to put a neg in the...

The easy way to check is to put a neg in the camera, take the lens off, set it to B and inspect the film gate.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 926
Posted By nobbylon
looks more like a scanner or computer software...

looks more like a scanner or computer software problem.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,357
Posted By nobbylon
nice watch

nice watch
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-10-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,534
Posted By nobbylon
Loctite purple 222 is the correct grade but I use...

Loctite purple 222 is the correct grade but I use a dab of nail varnish and this works just as well.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-16-2017
Replies: 181
Views: 29,593
Posted By nobbylon
Jan, monster in size, I'll stand by that...

Jan,
monster in size, I'll stand by that statement!
The ergonomics are just fine as is and the pack makes it more cumbersome and more obtrusive.
8fps! honestly how many times is anyone going to use...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-07-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 29,352
Posted By nobbylon
For me, getting the 3d effect involves having...

For me, getting the 3d effect involves having something in foreground and background just out of focus with a subject between nailed in focus as in these. I do think that Zeiss lenses on my M9...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-07-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 8,569
Posted By nobbylon
I've had a few and always ended up selling....

I've had a few and always ended up selling. Vastly over rated. Horrible wide open and I disliked the aperture ring too close to the hood.
For 35 I've settled on a biogon C
If you must have Leica on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2017
Replies: 181
Views: 29,593
Posted By nobbylon
battery grip turns the F6 into a monster that's...

battery grip turns the F6 into a monster that's even bigger than an F5! I really cant see the point. The F5 was big enough and carrying it around all day was hard work. Even my 700 with battery pack...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 2,516
Posted By nobbylon
I have the mindset that I TRY to only buy stuff...

I have the mindset that I TRY to only buy stuff that I can sell for the same or more.
This means that although I may keep the said item for 1-30 years my real value for money is high. This is simply...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-30-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 8,419
Posted By nobbylon
There's just too many of these stories about this...

There's just too many of these stories about this tech's attitude to backing up work. It's really simple, don't send anything to them. I can't believe some are still backing this person. There are...
Forum: RFF News 03-08-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 9,118
Posted By nobbylon
depends whose opinions you listen to, same as...

depends whose opinions you listen to, same as everywhere.
Forum: RFF News 03-08-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 9,118
Posted By nobbylon
now now, 😁

now now, 😁
Forum: RFF News 03-08-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 9,118
Posted By nobbylon
I don't know how much worth people get out of...

I don't know how much worth people get out of watching a video review anyway. If I've ever wanted to find out about a camera or lens I've either bought it and used it myself or I've asked on here.
I...
Forum: RFF News 03-07-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 9,118
Posted By nobbylon
never a more true word spoken

never a more true word spoken
Forum: Nikon RF 03-06-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,085
Posted By nobbylon
thanks Menos.

thanks Menos.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-05-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,477
Posted By nobbylon
Strange as I've taken a few sunsets and sunrises...

Strange as I've taken a few sunsets and sunrises and never had problems.

http://www.johnwhitfieldphoto.com/album/thailand_jan_2016#ps-img-1222357
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-05-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,357
Posted By nobbylon
I really like the top one.

I really like the top one.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-05-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,357
Posted By nobbylon
105613 I sold off a load of my camera gear and...

105613

I sold off a load of my camera gear and bought this last year to replace my 30 year old Submariner I gave to my daughter. Hopefully I'll be wearing this for the next 30!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-05-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,357
Posted By nobbylon
105612 The Nikon F of the watch world ;)

105612

The Nikon F of the watch world ;)
Forum: Nikon RF 03-05-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,085
Posted By nobbylon
I honestly haven't shot a roll of tri-x in over a...

I honestly haven't shot a roll of tri-x in over a year! The Nikon rf patch is more fussy than any Leica I've used. It is however a beatiful object with superb engineering etc.
I generally use bodies...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-05-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9,085
Posted By nobbylon
I was fortunate enough to receive a 'new in box'...

I was fortunate enough to receive a 'new in box' S3 millenium set last month. I'm awaiting the arrival of an Amedeo adapter to use the 50 on my M9. From all I've read it's supposed to be up there...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2017
Replies: 7,403
Views: 3,771,921
Posted By nobbylon
I couldn't agree more hence my request for...

I couldn't agree more hence my request for accurate information.
I no longer paint so no I'm not a competitor however having seen some repaints done over nickel, some good, some bad, feel that it's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2017
Replies: 7,403
Views: 3,771,921
Posted By nobbylon
judging by the amount of testimony you give i'd...

judging by the amount of testimony you give i'd think you were on a commission ;)
what happened to restoration35?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-04-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,477
Posted By nobbylon
Huss, since when does 'being a better camera'...

Huss,
since when does 'being a better camera' ever come into it with Leica shooters? ;)
regards john
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2017
Replies: 7,403
Views: 3,771,921
Posted By nobbylon
these are the pictures which started my...

these are the pictures which started my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2017
Replies: 7,403
Views: 3,771,921
Posted By nobbylon
thanks, All clear now. As for believing ebay...

thanks, All clear now. As for believing ebay listings, I don't think so.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-04-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,477
Posted By nobbylon
Destroyed 240 prices maybe but M9 prices appear...

Destroyed 240 prices maybe but M9 prices appear to be higher in the last year. Urban legend or not, CCD is keeping prices at a high and stable level and unless a new CCD camera is released then I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2017
Replies: 7,403
Views: 3,771,921
Posted By nobbylon
As was clearly explained in the other thread, the...

As was clearly explained in the other thread, the top plate in the listing had only the edges free of nickel.
I'd like to see pictures of numbered top plates before I accept it's done properly. No...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-01-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 3,029
Posted By nobbylon
Crazy prices in Bangkok

I popped in to the camera shop in the MBK in Bangkok last week, lots of stock but the prices!!!!
M9p brassed edges 157000 baht
M9p mint 175000 baht
that's €4250 and €4750
I didn't even bother asking...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2017
Replies: 7,403
Views: 3,771,921
Posted By nobbylon
Nice paint BUT as has been mentioned before, the...

Nice paint BUT as has been mentioned before, the nickel may not have been fully removed so wont brass properly. Perhaps he does remove on...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-28-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By nobbylon
Had this happen and found that I had left the...

Had this happen and found that I had left the camera with the switch turned half way between off and first marker. Make sure that camera is set to sleep after a minute or so and problem solved. Also...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,569
Posted By nobbylon
The tape has just dropped down a little thats...

The tape has just dropped down a little thats all. Easy to fix when the top is off at service time so unless it's leaking light just leave it alone. I've put new tape on a couple of M's i've had in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-27-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,574
Posted By nobbylon
CRC Close range correction

CRC Close range correction
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-21-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,580
Posted By nobbylon
From your answer it appears you don't have an F6...

From your answer it appears you don't have an F6 so best you don't knock it before you heave actually used one. Having had an F5 whose AF was fast enough for film pros I can say that although not as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,580
Posted By nobbylon
Have you got one? Why would it need the af of a...

Have you got one? Why would it need the af of a D5 when it's as good as it is?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-20-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By nobbylon
The problem is the wear in the D ring shaft. Drip...

The problem is the wear in the D ring shaft. Drip loctite purple or blue around it and wiggle a few times to work in then close and let set for 24 hrs. I fixed a few like this.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,580
Posted By nobbylon
The F5 used to be my favourite Nikon until I was...

The F5 used to be my favourite Nikon until I was lucky enough to get a new F6. Less aggressive AF. Lighter, quieter and a viewfinder that is simply the best for either auto or manual focus. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,541
Posted By nobbylon
gloss black, leica m6 lhsa

gloss black,
leica m6 lhsa
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-01-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,716
Posted By nobbylon
All our crew cases were Samsonite, still are. I...

All our crew cases were Samsonite, still are. I had one that was in constant use 5 days out of 9 for 11 years. when I handed it back it still worked including the locks, catches and wheels like it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,626
Posted By nobbylon
I only use digital now and limit myself to either...

I only use digital now and limit myself to either 200 or 800 iso. It makes things more consistant and on the M9 I have 4 presets. 35 lens and 200, 35 and 800, 50 lens and 200 and 50 and 800. It makes...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 15,257
Posted By nobbylon
Johan's old M2 was pretty beat up until we...

Johan's old M2 was pretty beat up until we painted it!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-29-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By nobbylon
Could that be why it doesn't do it with a fully...

Could that be why it doesn't do it with a fully charged battery? Thanks for the explanation. I seem to remember an F3 I had did it also at times.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-28-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By nobbylon
It's a srange one as I just dropped in a fully...

It's a srange one as I just dropped in a fully charged battery and the sound is no longer there!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-28-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By nobbylon
thank you, I'm not going to worry now

thank you, I'm not going to worry now
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-28-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By nobbylon
thx, I'm doing my usual 7 day Similan diving then...

thx, I'm doing my usual 7 day Similan diving then going on a walk about. I'm only taking the M9 with your old Biogon-C and a gopro for in the water
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-28-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By nobbylon
thanks for the replies lads. As I said, in use no...

thanks for the replies lads. As I said, in use no issues.
Nigel, I doubt it, nothing else has!!! ;)
I cleaned the sensor yesterday and in the process of calibrating batteries as I'm off on a trip to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-28-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By nobbylon
M9 electrical whine

This may sound strange but when my M9 is switched on it has an electrical whistle or whine, constant in nature coming from under the top plate in the middle! Does anyone else have this? The camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,434
Posted By nobbylon
thanks Stephen, I just ordered it

thanks Stephen, I just ordered it
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,434
Posted By nobbylon
thanks for that but i'm after a later version

thanks for that but i'm after a later version
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,434
Posted By nobbylon
thank you Raid, I will just have to keep looking...

thank you Raid, I will just have to keep looking for a second hand one.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,434
Posted By nobbylon
yes thank you I have seen it but looking for...

yes thank you I have seen it but looking for nikon - leica
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,434
Posted By nobbylon
I was given a BNIB S3 millenium kit and would...

I was given a BNIB S3 millenium kit and would like to use the lens on my M9.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,434
Posted By nobbylon
I sent him an email Raid but got no reply. That...

I sent him an email Raid but got no reply. That would be very helpful
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,434
Posted By nobbylon
I have a San Fran address to ship to. Need one by...

I have a San Fran address to ship to. Need one by feb 5th
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,434
Posted By nobbylon
thanks just checked but none on ebay

thanks just checked but none on ebay
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,434
Posted By nobbylon
thanks, tried a search but no listings and no...

thanks, tried a search but no listings and no response from amadeo
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,434
Posted By nobbylon
just tried to order and says out of stock. nikon...

just tried to order and says out of stock. nikon rf to leica.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,434
Posted By nobbylon
Ok thanks for the speedy reply. I sent it to...

Ok thanks for the speedy reply. I sent it to [email protected] on 23rd. I'll order one this week.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,434
Posted By nobbylon
Amadeo adapter

Anyone know? Is it best to order an adapter direct from Amadeo or get it from Stephen? I emailed Stephen but as yet have received no reply. thanks.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-22-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3,085
Posted By nobbylon
forum has a great search engine for well...

forum has a great search engine for well discussed topics
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-21-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 2,992
Posted By nobbylon
Which cards are you using Raid?

Which cards are you using Raid?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-21-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 2,992
Posted By nobbylon
I've set mine up so that Auto power save is off...

I've set mine up so that Auto power save is off also. Speeds it up a little.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-21-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 2,992
Posted By nobbylon
I never erase images in camera. After...

I never erase images in camera. After transferring images to computer I always format card in camera. I use panasonic gold cards 16gb. So far not lost an image since this regime.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,148
Posted By nobbylon
Very sad news indeed, he was a real gentleman. He...

Very sad news indeed, he was a real gentleman. He helped me out with some parts for one of his winders a few years back and wouldn't even accept international postage! A sad loss of a most thoughtful...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-14-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,152
Posted By nobbylon
It must be the exchange rate as I think prices...

It must be the exchange rate as I think prices are up! I've never seen $1500 for an M4.
Some of the prices I see here are way up on what I would expect for M2's, 3's and 4's.
I'd expect €500- €600...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-12-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,574
Posted By nobbylon
Lots of M9's for sale, If a lot is 3 or 4 in...

Lots of M9's for sale,


If a lot is 3 or 4 in the last month or so then yes but it's hardly an off load. I prefer the M9 sensor as do plenty of others and I don't see prices dropping by much on the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 7,008
Posted By nobbylon
I've managed to slim down my m/f film camera...

I've managed to slim down my m/f film camera hoard and after having a few F's and F2's , multiple F3's, F4 and F5, I'm now left with two, an FM2n and an F6.
The truth is that all of these cameras...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,384
Posted By nobbylon
restoration 35 by chance?

restoration 35 by chance?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,384
Posted By nobbylon
I'm sure he does a nice job. I always kept a...

I'm sure he does a nice job.
I always kept a photo file so that if asked I could provide photo evidence with serial numbers that all parts had been stripped properly. Maybe he does the same?
You say...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,384
Posted By nobbylon
hahahaha. It's a 2 stage process to strip the...

hahahaha.
It's a 2 stage process to strip the parts.
Step 1/ reverse electrolysis to remove the chrome. You can also remove the nickel this way but it can eat away the brass if you use acid.
I use...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,384
Posted By nobbylon
That dulled chrome is actually the much harder to...

That dulled chrome is actually the much harder to remove nickel plate.
If as is suggested they go to the trouble of re chroming then surely they can provide pictures of the fully stripped 'back to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,384
Posted By nobbylon
The pictures don't validate that claim. In the 2...

The pictures don't validate that claim.
In the 2 pictures of the unpainted top plate the chrome has been removed and it looks like the surface has been flat sanded after a preliminary paint to fill...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,384
Posted By nobbylon
post 18...

post 18 above

http://www.ebay.nl/itm/Leica-M4-body-Black-paint-Full-CLA-/162300226368?hash=item25c9d8eb40:g:lgUAAOSwiDFYPIR6
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,384
Posted By nobbylon
In that ebay listing for one of camerawork's...

In that ebay listing for one of camerawork's repaints it looks like they only remove the chrome and the edges are the only sign of having nickel removed.
If that's the case it's only half a job and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,169
Posted By nobbylon
nice set there, wish I'd kept my Summilux

nice set there, wish I'd kept my Summilux
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,169
Posted By nobbylon
Always nice to see your M2 Erik, are you still...

Always nice to see your M2 Erik, are you still using it?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,169
Posted By nobbylon
on the 1958 m2 the outer illumination window is...

on the 1958 m2 the outer illumination window is glass
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,169
Posted By nobbylon
not so as the 58 had a smooth glass window with...

not so as the 58 had a smooth glass window with reversed ribs on the inside.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,169
Posted By nobbylon
On the 58's Erik is the inner fresnel a seperate...

On the 58's Erik is the inner fresnel a seperate piece or was it a stepped single piece of glass?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,169
Posted By nobbylon
awesome ;)

awesome ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,169
Posted By nobbylon
https://www.schouten-select.com/index.php/products...

https://www.schouten-select.com/index.php/products/leica/leica-m-mount/leica-m-mount-cameras/leica-m2/leica-m2-black-paint-button-rewind-box-rare.html

from the same year and you can clearly see the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,169
Posted By nobbylon
Agreed Erik as these early M2 had the...

Agreed Erik as these early M2 had the illumination window with many more slats than the later ones.
I've never worked on an early button so I don't know if the windows could be swapped out but indeed...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,169
Posted By nobbylon
Stephen, in my post number 15 here I mention the...

Stephen,
in my post number 15 here I mention the wear pattern and also that I think it's a replacement top but original Leica.
regards j
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,169
Posted By nobbylon
If you compare the script width and spacing of...

If you compare the script width and spacing of these 2 cameras with any chrome M2 top plate script you will find that the BP cameras have thicker letters whereas the chrome versions are thin and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,169
Posted By nobbylon
No and I agree that the info is not perfect BUT...

No and I agree that the info is not perfect BUT your statement that the only way to ensure a BP camera is original is to buy new from Leica is incorrect.
There is far too much mis information being...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,169
Posted By nobbylon
Imho this is total rubbish. There are plenty of...

Imho this is total rubbish.
There are plenty of genuine BP M2's, 3's and 4's out there. The only reason to be duped is by not being informed. Before anyone buys a BP camera they should educate...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,169
Posted By nobbylon
thanks Erik

thanks Erik
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,169
Posted By nobbylon
Looking closely at this camera set this is what I...

Looking closely at this camera set this is what I see.
Listed number
all original controls which have some rub wear and flaking consistant with original paint including the bubbling spots etc. This...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,169
Posted By nobbylon
Wishful thinking. I predict the exact opposite....

Wishful thinking. I predict the exact opposite. Originals will always be worth good money for one simple reason, they're not making any new ones! I see some m2's priced way over at a few dealers,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,059
Posted By nobbylon
This like a lot of other topics has been debated...

This like a lot of other topics has been debated over multiple times and unless it's just for a bit of fun I can't see the point. If you want an M that is an SLR then get a visoflex.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-15-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,004
Posted By nobbylon
I always thought 'pending approval' meant waiting...

I always thought 'pending approval' meant waiting for payment to clear!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-15-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,004
Posted By nobbylon
Indeed and trying to impose ones will against...

Indeed and trying to impose ones will against others by virtue of post count or self professed expertise is not one of them.
The rules are quite clear and although it was not done directly in the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-15-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,004
Posted By nobbylon
whichever way you spin it Huss, you interfered...

whichever way you spin it Huss, you interfered with someone else's ad. It's really that simple and even having been told by the site owner to read the rules, you, and others are choosing to try and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-15-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,004
Posted By nobbylon
No and I didn't say you did but what you did do...

No and I didn't say you did but what you did do is sympathise with the OP's passive aggresive destructive posting on someone elses ad!
I'm also all for encouraging other sellers and endorsing other...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By nobbylon
great story and an intelresting man.

great story and an intelresting man.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-14-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,004
Posted By nobbylon
feel free to post nice things but if you...

feel free to post nice things but if you jeopardise sales from my ads then you should pay for them. I don't mess with your business so don't mess with mine and to be honest Stephen should have...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-13-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,004
Posted By nobbylon
If you ruin someone's ad by drawing attention or...

If you ruin someone's ad by drawing attention or leaving comment that is not asked for then you should have to pay for that ad.
It's the sellers choice and all you do gooders should mind your own...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-13-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,004
Posted By nobbylon
Exactly, too many advert assasins here. As for...

Exactly, too many advert assasins here.

As for limiting people with x amount of posts to list items for sale, I can't see it as it's revenue for site owner.

I do think that prices are expected to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-10-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,004
Posted By nobbylon
I've seen some peoples ad's ruined by nosey,...

I've seen some peoples ad's ruined by nosey, interfering and quite frankly 'know it all' individuals in the past. If it's not your ad then unless you are actually buying it has nothing to do with...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-09-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,136
Posted By nobbylon
The best way I've found is to use a hair dryer...

The best way I've found is to use a hair dryer and a flat blade. If it doesn't come off in one piece then it's not hot enough. Use a small drier with a thin nozzle to direct the heat away from...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-02-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,034
Posted By nobbylon
I eventually got tired of the slow laptops and...

I eventually got tired of the slow laptops and small screens. For the same kind of money as a new laptop you can get yourself a 2009/2010 mac pro 6 core ( sweet spot for photoshop) and a nice 24 Dell...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-20-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 10,566
Posted By nobbylon
I have the planar and a v3 summicron and prefer...

I have the planar and a v3 summicron and prefer the planar on my m9p (same sensor).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By nobbylon
You'll probably get better prices on ebay than...

You'll probably get better prices on ebay than here but.......a better selling experience here. Quality items will always sell eventually and it's just a matter of waiting for the right buyer. Yes...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-09-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,672
Posted By nobbylon
makes no difference. The main thing is to move it...

makes no difference. The main thing is to move it from it's current position. I've had this on 2 M's in the past and adjusting the curtain brake cured the problem. After it unlocks you can then...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-09-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,672
Posted By nobbylon
Alex, turn the shutter brake 1/4 turn and try...

Alex, turn the shutter brake 1/4 turn and try again.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 09-11-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 7,849
Posted By nobbylon
He's still pretty good now.

He's still pretty good now.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 2,795
Posted By nobbylon
m2 for the viewfinder

m2 for the viewfinder
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By nobbylon
use jb weld, works perfect to seal and stop any...

use jb weld, works perfect to seal and stop any movement.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By nobbylon
Ok I forgot that. Check that the focus screen is...

Ok I forgot that. Check that the focus screen is an F5 screen and seated properly. So it can't be the lenses and no I meant the cameras bayonet cover as I think it's to do with the screw gear in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By nobbylon
ah in which case it's a mechanical focus link...

ah in which case it's a mechanical focus link problem if it will focus with assist on the older D type lenses. It may have grime or some damage on the linkage in the bayonet mount.
If it were mine...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By nobbylon
you could also check your custom settings are at...

you could also check your custom settings are at their defaults by pressing bkt and csm under the rear flap to do a full reset
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By nobbylon
clean the focus screen contacts and confirm it...

clean the focus screen contacts and confirm it highlights the selected focus point
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By nobbylon
check the central focus point is active, not...

check the central focus point is active, not continuous and single focus point.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By nobbylon
Pan, will it hand focus on infinity with the af...

Pan,
will it hand focus on infinity with the af 50?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4,091
Posted By nobbylon
Roger, i'm laughing so much right now it's hard...

Roger,
i'm laughing so much right now it's hard to type,
regards john
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4,091
Posted By nobbylon
I used to feel the same about the Fm2 but am now...

I used to feel the same about the Fm2 but am now thankful for the greater flexibility of the higher shutter speeds. The F is uncomfortable in the hand, heavy, noisy and that removable back? seriously...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4,091
Posted By nobbylon
Now you have tried the F treat yourself to an F6,...

Now you have tried the F treat yourself to an F6, wonder in amazement how much easier it is to manually focus than any Nikon before it and not worry about weather when taking it up Everest and keep...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-19-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,213
Posted By nobbylon
Why would it disgust you after owning it 10...

Why would it disgust you after owning it 10 years? I can't think of any camera manufacturer that gives a 10 year warranty on finish. As is told it's a finish and not a titanium top plate. you've...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2016
Replies: 353
Views: 23,263
Posted By nobbylon
1/ Nikon F6 2/ Leica M film and digi 3/ Nikon...

1/ Nikon F6
2/ Leica M film and digi
3/ Nikon D700
4/ Leicaflex SL
5/ Nikon F100
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By nobbylon
I built a couple of testers a few years ago. They...

I built a couple of testers a few years ago. They seemed accurate up to about 1/1000 sec.
As others have said, service the camera first and more than likely the speeds will return to normal.
I've...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,952
Posted By nobbylon
my [email protected], please don't [email protected] about with the paint on...

my [email protected], please don't [email protected] about with the paint on it! don't fill, boot polish or otherwise! I've seen sand papered BP jobs, i've even done them myself to try and replicate the old finishes. I've...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-14-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 13,335
Posted By nobbylon
mainly my M9 and an FM2n but lately a yashica T5

mainly my M9 and an FM2n but lately a yashica T5
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,952
Posted By nobbylon
I personally think it looks great as is and ANY...

I personally think it looks great as is and ANY interferance with the finish will ultimately detract from it's originality. I wouldn't even mess with the white inlay.
Keep in mind that the MP's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-08-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By nobbylon
The F4 tends to hunt a bit regardless ;) Mb40...

The F4 tends to hunt a bit regardless ;)
Mb40 only increased battery life and frame rate when I used one.
My F5 focused faster than my F6 with AFd lenses. Seems about the same with AFs.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 6,102
Posted By nobbylon
Legendary....... my understanding of iconic would...

Legendary.......
my understanding of iconic would be Nikon F/F2, 501'S, Leica M2,3,4, R90s and aircooled 911's.
oh... and Submariner!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 7,964
Posted By nobbylon
My eyesight isn't the best anymore but I have no...

My eyesight isn't the best anymore but I have no problem with the viewfinder. I have a dioptre correction on the eyepiece and it's very sharp and clear.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-06-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By nobbylon
Dez, poor wording on my part. I did mean that a...

Dez, poor wording on my part. I did mean that a useless rangefinder would be an expensive repair and not that the rf is useless in these particular cameras. I did buy a re silvered prism block from...
Forum: RFF News 07-04-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 7,402
Posted By nobbylon
Helen, I've re read this thread and the first...

Helen,
I've re read this thread and the first harsh tones as verified by subsequent supportive posts came in at post number 3! I can't see that anyone here is hiding behind internet anonymity at all,...
Forum: RFF News 07-04-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 7,402
Posted By nobbylon
Can you explain then why we should pay to lend...

Can you explain then why we should pay to lend our ideas, talents and experiences so that others can profit. Leica is a business not a club run for a user group. They receive enough support through...
Forum: RFF News 07-04-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 7,402
Posted By nobbylon
No I can't see the need myself and yes I do own...

No I can't see the need myself and yes I do own and use both film and digital Leica. I stopped going on Nikonians site when they started charging subscription.
Call me a cynic if you like but this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-04-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,848
Posted By nobbylon
Exactly my thinking when some buy new M-A instead...

Exactly my thinking when some buy new M-A instead of buying an M2 or M4, or an MP instead of an M6. Each to their own and the size of their disposable I suppose.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By nobbylon
Erik, are the BP M4 lugs any different to the...

Erik, are the BP M4 lugs any different to the normal ones? All M4's I've seen have chrome lugs.
To the OP, when I've changed lugs I've added a bit of JB weld as I've inserted them before splaying...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-04-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By nobbylon
parts don't really break. shutter curtains are...

parts don't really break. shutter curtains are the main replaced item I would think and are readily available. This has been discussed many times and the only reason not to buy one is useless...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-03-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,217
Posted By nobbylon
My thoughts exactly. I used to like the bigger F...

My thoughts exactly. I used to like the bigger F cameras but after using the FM2n for a while my other Nikons sit unused.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-02-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By nobbylon
http://www.bison.net/en/products/642-contact-adhes...

http://www.bison.net/en/products/642-contact-adhesives/product/2224-bison-kit-transparent/

this is what I use which I think is the same as

http://www.uhu.com/en/products/all-purpose-adhesives.html
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-01-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By nobbylon
I'd advise against epoxy as you'll never get it...

I'd advise against epoxy as you'll never get it out in future. I use Bison contact glue which is clear and goes slightly rubbery. you may know it as UHU.
To get the windows out I drip acetone onto...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-01-2016
Replies: 178
Views: 43,979
Posted By nobbylon
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/653/21625980293_fef2...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/653/21625980293_fef21c470d_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-01-2016
Replies: 178
Views: 43,979
Posted By nobbylon
very nice Gabor

very nice Gabor
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2016
Replies: 178
Views: 43,979
Posted By nobbylon
A polite reminder that this thread is for...

A polite reminder that this thread is for original BP cameras. There's a seperate thread for repaints.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2016
Replies: 178
Views: 43,979
Posted By nobbylon
original or repaint? what's going on with those...

original or repaint? what's going on with those strap lugs?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2016
Replies: 178
Views: 43,979
Posted By nobbylon
original or repaint? looks in very nice condition...

original or repaint? looks in very nice condition if it's an original.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-30-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,848
Posted By nobbylon
ha, it's one of those 'I'm no camera expert'...

ha, it's one of those 'I'm no camera expert' listings!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,385
Posted By nobbylon
I've seen 2 high mileage M4-2's. One was a cruise...

I've seen 2 high mileage M4-2's. One was a cruise ship photographers camera and the other was a school year photographers camera. Both were worn back to brass. Both guys had calculated +500,000...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,385
Posted By nobbylon
I've never noticed a difference between them and...

I've never noticed a difference between them and All the others. A great basic camera like the rest.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 4,425
Posted By nobbylon
I like it! made me laugh outloud and that doesn't...

I like it! made me laugh outloud and that doesn't happen often here, j
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By nobbylon
yawn........there should be a sticky section for...

yawn........there should be a sticky section for non use of search function
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-22-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 5,986
Posted By nobbylon
there's a line and i'm before you ;)

there's a line and i'm before you ;)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-22-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 5,986
Posted By nobbylon
I sometimes don't get why some seem to think that...

I sometimes don't get why some seem to think that just because someone can afford something that they shouldn't have it because of none interest in purpose or lack of knowledge etc.
It always comes...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-22-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 5,986
Posted By nobbylon
If it's the MBK store that I go to it's not a...

If it's the MBK store that I go to it's not a luxury store at all. It's a goldmine of second hand bodies and lenses. Not the cheapest prices but an amazing selection with friendly helpful and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-22-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 5,986
Posted By nobbylon
looks like the shop in mbk michael?

looks like the shop in mbk michael?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 7,964
Posted By nobbylon
I've had my 3rd FM2n for a few weeks now and I'm...

I've had my 3rd FM2n for a few weeks now and I'm happy to report that I now see the light with this little Nikon. Once I'd got the correct dioptre on the eyepiece it turned into my new fav' film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,366
Posted By nobbylon
seriously, film vs digital AGAIN?

seriously, film vs digital AGAIN?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-06-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 7,164
Posted By nobbylon
well I've just turned my auto off OFF on my M9....

well I've just turned my auto off OFF on my M9. Drives me crazy when I go to take a pic and the camera has to wake up. I'd rather carry spare batteries and leave it switched on when I'm using it.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-06-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 7,164
Posted By nobbylon
Seriously? As someone else asks before me, did yo...

Seriously? As someone else asks before me, did yo not read the manual or ask the question first before buying? Sounds like a 1st world problem to me. I can't believe you would actually admit this...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-04-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 11,691
Posted By nobbylon
In that case Dave get an M4 and an M9 for less...

In that case Dave get an M4 and an M9 for less than the price of an M-A. One film, one digital or would that be too complicated? :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-04-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 11,691
Posted By nobbylon
Agreed on most of what you say Larry. My Dad...

Agreed on most of what you say Larry. My Dad always asks why I have multiple cameras when all he needed was one with a 50. My reply is usually 'because I can', not because of wealth but because film...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-04-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 11,691
Posted By nobbylon
Dave, asking this question here is going to get...

Dave,
asking this question here is going to get the usual same recommendations. Why would a man living a simple life use an expensive camera anyway? It all sounds a bit contradictive and confused to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-03-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,321
Posted By nobbylon
thanks everyone, it's behaving normally....

thanks everyone, it's behaving normally. interestingly, well to me anyway is that without batteries in the camera, the motor works but not the meter.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-03-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,321
Posted By nobbylon
NIKON FM2N with MD12

Can anyone with THE above combo tell me how long their meter stays on for on half press of motor release please. My meter switches off after 30 without motor and 85 with. Is this normal? thanks john
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-01-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By nobbylon
I had one that the eyepiece dioptre lens had come...

I had one that the eyepiece dioptre lens had come loose and rattled. I managed to reglue it but it was a total pita to do.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-30-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 18,891
Posted By nobbylon
I loved my AE1. That was a cool camera. I bought...

I loved my AE1. That was a cool camera. I bought it new in 1978 and it never missed a beat. I then had an AE1 program that let me down multiple times underexposing and I switched to Nikon in 1995....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-11-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 14,764
Posted By nobbylon
i have it on good authority that he loved to...

i have it on good authority that he loved to shoot with the bp m4 I have which I will happily pass on to someone to instantly improve their pics for.... let's say $40k ;)
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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-10-2016
Replies: 178
Views: 43,979
Posted By nobbylon
nice looking camera

nice looking camera
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-09-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 4,953
Posted By nobbylon
my 35 biogon c is the only 35 I have now. I had...

my 35 biogon c is the only 35 I have now. I had all the leica 35's at one time or another and this is the lens I prefer, awesome. I use it on my M4 and M9.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,425
Posted By nobbylon
sorry I speed read your post about switching...

sorry I speed read your post about switching stuff around!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,425
Posted By nobbylon
i'd take a look at the contacts on the switch in...

i'd take a look at the contacts on the switch in the base of the camera. I had this problem, took the base plate off, de oxidised the contacts and it was fine. After you remove the base plate operate...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-08-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,927
Posted By nobbylon
just a thought, maybe his Afghan girl pic really...

just a thought, maybe his Afghan girl pic really had a tribesman holding up bunny fingers behind her head doing an early photobomb ;)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-08-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,927
Posted By nobbylon
well said. The tricycle pic has put me off no end...

well said. The tricycle pic has put me off no end because I really liked that pic. Knowing that it was actually like any shot i've taken in a similar setting ie busy and cluttered and that it's been...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By nobbylon
return it. a/ because you will find it hard to...

return it.
a/ because you will find it hard to resell
b/ cost of repairs
c/ there are plenty that don't require attention in that price range
Forum: Photo Software 05-06-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 6,563
Posted By nobbylon
I just updated my software as I had a bit of a...

I just updated my software as I had a bit of a mish mash going on.
I've gone for El Capitan with photoshop and lightroom Cc, the Nik package and added Huelight camera profiles. Dumped Capture One,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2016
Replies: 8,787
Views: 856,965
Posted By nobbylon
Huelight M9 profile for lightroom

Huelight M9 profile for lightroom
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-03-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 7,689
Posted By nobbylon
Each to their own but in the end Ken made a...

Each to their own but in the end Ken made a choice for himself and I'm sure he'll be happy with it as you obviously are with your fuji
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-03-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,687
Posted By nobbylon
well said.

well said.
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