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Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,041
Posted By John Lawrence
Still not working for me here in the UK. John

Still not working for me here in the UK.

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,041
Posted By John Lawrence
Kaput again ....... John

Kaput again .......

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,041
Posted By John Lawrence
Absolutely. First rule of photography - blame...

Absolutely.

First rule of photography - blame everyone and everything else. :)

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,041
Posted By John Lawrence
Here in the UK I can now log in (albeit slowly),...

Here in the UK I can now log in (albeit slowly), but have lost everyone I followed.

Just get a message saying it appears that I don't follow anyone - guess that makes me a trendsetter then :)

John
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-09-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 18,951
Posted By John Lawrence
Sad news. My condolences to Frances, and Roger's...

Sad news.

My condolences to Frances, and Roger's family and friends.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 18,951
Posted By John Lawrence
As others have said, this is terribly sad...

As others have said, this is terribly sad news.

Roger has always been a beacon of light in a sea of photographic mediocrity, providing a sensible, safe and honest passage through the choppy waters...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,392
Posted By John Lawrence
... these Leica haters are everywhere :)...

... these Leica haters are everywhere :) !

Seriously though, it's getting quite weird shooting film and using 'traditional cameras' these days. I've heard of people being detained by security at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,392
Posted By John Lawrence
To me, this is the most interesting part. I'd...

To me, this is the most interesting part.

I'd hazard a guess that the iphone has become more socially acceptable than a conventional looking SLR camera, and that the security guard may have been...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-17-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,391
Posted By John Lawrence
Excellent work - particularly like your...

Excellent work - particularly like your portraits. They have terrific 'depth' to them, and really connect with the viewer.

John
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-15-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,391
Posted By John Lawrence
Only just seen this. Congratulations to you...

Only just seen this.

Congratulations to you both!

John
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-01-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,502
Posted By John Lawrence
I'm not disagreeing with you, as I know what you...

I'm not disagreeing with you, as I know what you say is correct, but looking through the viewfinder of my recently acquired 240 with a 50mm lens, appears (to me anyway) to be more like looking...
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,473
Posted By John Lawrence
Thanks for the heads-up - I hadn't seen...

Thanks for the heads-up - I hadn't seen this.

John
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,666
Posted By John Lawrence
Sorry to hear about this. I often wonder if in...

Sorry to hear about this.

I often wonder if in the vast majority of cases the real reason behind outbursts like these have little to do with photography - the person just uses the photographer as a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,666
Posted By John Lawrence
This - or offer to call the police yourself, and...

This - or offer to call the police yourself, and ask them if they'd be so kind as to wait until they arrive.

John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By John Lawrence
Good news indeed - but why oh why did they pick...

Good news indeed - but why oh why did they pick April 1st (see link below) ??? :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools%27_Day

John
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-17-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By John Lawrence
Excellent images - and a fascinating...

Excellent images - and a fascinating project.

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,041
Posted By John Lawrence
I've always been a big supporter of Flickr, but...

I've always been a big supporter of Flickr, but I'm currently finding it very difficult to use because of the problems (as mentioned above).

Weren't they also supposed to get rid of the Yahoo...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By John Lawrence
Thanks Cal. As I'm new to these things, it's...

Thanks Cal.

As I'm new to these things, it's always good to get information like this.

John
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By John Lawrence
By a strange coincidence, I've just purchased an...

By a strange coincidence, I've just purchased an M240 as my first digital Leica.

The only advice I can give is that I seem to remember reading somewhere (possibly in the back of the manual) that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2019
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,807,948
Posted By John Lawrence
Welcome - and that's a great set up! John

Welcome - and that's a great set up!

John
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By John Lawrence
Just to chime in and say what a very good...

Just to chime in and say what a very good documentary this was.

Well worth watching.

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,303
Posted By John Lawrence
If you're in the UK, then I think I know which...

If you're in the UK, then I think I know which camera store you're referring to. :)

Regarding the part I've highlighted in bold, I spoke to a dealer in film cameras only a few weeks back, and he...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By John Lawrence
Yes, thanks very much. I also found some of the...

Yes, thanks very much.

I also found some of the articles and adverts interesting too - i.e. what's in a picture on page 160 (probably nsfw these days....).

John
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2019
Replies: 386
Views: 36,087
Posted By John Lawrence
Huss, I think he's most likely referring to UK...

Huss,

I think he's most likely referring to UK dealers - where over the past few months there have been quite a few put up for sale. For instance, Ffordes currently have three for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-01-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,041
Posted By John Lawrence
Was it worth waiting for? :) On a separate note,...

Was it worth waiting for? :)

On a separate note, people I know who've never had a Flickr account have received messages purporting to be from Flickr advising them to upgrade to 'Pro'...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 832
Posted By John Lawrence
Keep us posted!! I really liked my M2 - can't...

Keep us posted!!

I really liked my M2 - can't really put it into words, but somehow it just 'felt right'.

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 832
Posted By John Lawrence
Up to you what you decide, but all I can say is...

Up to you what you decide, but all I can say is that I once picked up a real beater of an M2 at a great price - and absolutely loved it. Really regret selling it.

I'd also add that if the price is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,303
Posted By John Lawrence
This. John

This.

John
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-22-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2,007
Posted By John Lawrence
I've only just read this sad news. Like many...

I've only just read this sad news.

Like many here, I enjoyed reading his books and articles - particularly in later years those on classic cameras that appeared in Amateur Photographer.

Although I...
Forum: Travel 01-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By John Lawrence
Might be worth contacting these guys, and having...

Might be worth contacting these guys, and having a chat with them:

https://www.bikecation.co.uk/leisure-cycling/uk/welsh-beach-to-border.aspx

I'm not saying do the exact one in the link - but worth...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,041
Posted By John Lawrence
I'm getting the same sort of thing - a couple of...

I'm getting the same sort of thing - a couple of invites from similar 'groups' over the past few days.

When I click the 'No Thanks / decline' button, nothing happens!

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,041
Posted By John Lawrence
Working fine for me in the UK today. John

Working fine for me in the UK today.

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,041
Posted By John Lawrence
...sort of working for me now. No doubt the...

...sort of working for me now.

No doubt the problems are due to the extreme amount of traffic trying to view the picture I uploaded yesterday.... :rolleyes:

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,041
Posted By John Lawrence
Haven't been able to access it at all so far...

Haven't been able to access it at all so far today....

John
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-28-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By John Lawrence
Not sure if he's retired or not, but: Malcolm...

Not sure if he's retired or not, but:

Malcolm Taylor (details are on this site or google his name and 'Leica' for address)

Apparently Leica have used him in the past to restore old and valuable...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-24-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By John Lawrence
Merry Christmas Joe - and to all! John

Merry Christmas Joe - and to all!

John
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-17-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By John Lawrence
Back when I was using Barnack cameras I always...

Back when I was using Barnack cameras I always wanted one of these - but found them very difficult to find, and too expensive for me when one did eventually turn up.

I ended up with a Khun Wetzlar...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By John Lawrence
... isn't it strange and ironic why this happens,...

... isn't it strange and ironic why this happens, when very often the charlatans are lauded to the skies!

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By John Lawrence
My gut reaction on reading this was to think...

My gut reaction on reading this was to think 'absolutely not' - they'd be out there shooting. But then I thought again, and I suppose it really depends on whether they were 'forum type guys' or not....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,147
Posted By John Lawrence
Something worth bearing in mind regarding the...

Something worth bearing in mind regarding the M6TTL (which may or may not be helpful):

My understanding is that Leica no longer have certain parts to fix the internal meter - so if you're not...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-25-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,049
Posted By John Lawrence
I feel the same way, and find it hard to find...

I feel the same way, and find it hard to find reviews about these lenses on M mount (particularly film) bodies. I'm also finding that a lot of the reviewers who use them on Sony A7 cameras, seem to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-24-2018
Replies: 116
Views: 11,337
Posted By John Lawrence
Looks to be a really interesting lens, and I'm...

Looks to be a really interesting lens, and I'm finding that lately I've been gravitating to wide angle lenses more....

John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By John Lawrence
Fab - what a great selection of films. Have fun...

Fab - what a great selection of films.

Have fun with them!

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 22,265
Posted By John Lawrence
....in your opinion. John

....in your opinion.

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By John Lawrence
... be fair though - both come with free...

... be fair though - both come with free shipping!

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By John Lawrence
New photography videos - post 'em here

Just stumbled across these little gems from Dallas based film-makers Exploredinary, and thought others may like them...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 64,448
Posted By John Lawrence
.... also worth shopping around. Boots currently...

.... also worth shopping around. Boots currently have an offer on films - buy one get one half price.

John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 64,448
Posted By John Lawrence
..... almost...

..... almost forgot:

https://www.7dayshop.com/camera-film-supplies

John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 64,448
Posted By John Lawrence
Depending on what I'm...

Depending on what I'm after:

https://www.ag-photographic.co.uk/

https://shop.photouk.co.uk/ (used to be the old Fuji film shop - sometimes have sales / special offers...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By John Lawrence
If I remember correctly, the engraving of the...

If I remember correctly, the engraving of the 'M3' is larger on the ELC M3s.

John
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-10-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,687
Posted By John Lawrence
Love it - and I'm sure you're tickled pink...

Love it - and I'm sure you're tickled pink too.....


John
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,800
Posted By John Lawrence
I agree. John

I agree.

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,800
Posted By John Lawrence
..... and...

..... and here:

https://www.flickr.com/lookingahead/?utm_campaign=flickr-lookingahead&utm_source=Flickr&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=1000photos

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,800
Posted By John Lawrence
More info on the whys and wherefores on the...

More info on the whys and wherefores on the Flickr blog:

https://blog.flickr.net/en/2018/11/01/changing-flickr-free-accounts-1000-photos/

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,188
Posted By John Lawrence
I'd buy a calculator to help me count it. John

I'd buy a calculator to help me count it.

John
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-19-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By John Lawrence
I seem to remember Marc Riboud saying he received...

I seem to remember Marc Riboud saying he received the same advice from Cartier-Bresson.

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,018
Posted By John Lawrence
I've been using my Leica MP almost exclusively...

I've been using my Leica MP almost exclusively for the last 2 years.

John
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-16-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By John Lawrence
Congratulations from me too! John

Congratulations from me too!

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,908
Posted By John Lawrence
I like it when this happens too - most recently...

I like it when this happens too - most recently today. A group of young men complemented me on my moustache, asked me how long it took to grow and what I put on it to make it curl upwards.....

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,908
Posted By John Lawrence
Proper thing too - and may I say that your...

Proper thing too - and may I say that your sartorial style and grooming is reflected in your posts here Sir. :)

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,908
Posted By John Lawrence
Massive (and I do mean massive!) handlebar...

Massive (and I do mean massive!) handlebar moustache, bald head and 'hollywoodian' style beard here.

John
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-27-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,381
Posted By John Lawrence
Sorry to hear about this - and will certainly...

Sorry to hear about this - and will certainly keep my eyes open.

John
Forum: Leica SL 09-24-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 3,281
Posted By John Lawrence
I think you're right. I'm suddenly seeing a lot...

I think you're right. I'm suddenly seeing a lot of youtube reviews by 'pro' photographers (and those with a large following) extolling the virtues of the current Leica SL.

Maybe to generate interest...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-23-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 3,074
Posted By John Lawrence
I've seen quite a few old 'phone boxes turned...

I've seen quite a few old 'phone boxes turned into free libraries where I live in the UK.

Some are also being turned into emergency medical centres...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-21-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By John Lawrence
Nice to have you back - and I like the images...

Nice to have you back - and I like the images you've been posting on your Instagram account.

John
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-13-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By John Lawrence
I second the Linhof suggestion posted...

I second the Linhof suggestion posted earlier.

When I had my Pentax 67 (many years ago..), I also used to use a Manfrotto 055 Pro which worked well - so another option might be looking into a used...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By John Lawrence
From World War Two soldier to magazine photographer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9Ki4Olgz9A



John
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By John Lawrence
I'm not a lens designer, but some of the lenses...

I'm not a lens designer, but some of the lenses I've used in the past have been real dogs.... :)


John
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-08-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By John Lawrence
Fabulous find - keep us updated! John

Fabulous find - keep us updated!

John
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-14-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,166
Posted By John Lawrence
Have a look here (unless I've got confused.....)...

Have a look here (unless I've got confused.....) :


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=165783

John
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-14-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By John Lawrence
Great news! John

Great news!

John
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-12-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 486
Posted By John Lawrence
Looks like someone will get a real bargain Leica Lens

I've nothing to do with the seller, but just seen this:

https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Leica-Leitz-90mm-F4-Wetzlar-Elmar_218206.html

I'm no expert, but it looks to me like a three-element 90mm f4...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-11-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By John Lawrence
I'm genuinely surprised that there hasn't been...

I'm genuinely surprised that there hasn't been more interest in this too - particularly when we have at least one member here who has work in it.

I would have thought that any efforts to get a new...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-11-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By John Lawrence
Backed it for a year's subscription. Really hope...

Backed it for a year's subscription.

Really hope they get the support.

John
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-11-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By John Lawrence
Thanks for clearing this up for me. When I saw...

Thanks for clearing this up for me.

When I saw it yesterday, I did think some of the contributors here might be interested and / or possibly involved with it in some way - either now or in the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-11-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By John Lawrence
I saw this yesterday, got quite excited about it...

I saw this yesterday, got quite excited about it and thought about starting a thread here - and then discovered that they'd tried to get this going last year, so was a bit confused as to what was...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-09-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,628
Posted By John Lawrence
Couldn't agree more. John

Couldn't agree more.

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,576
Posted By John Lawrence
Thanks. John

Thanks.

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,576
Posted By John Lawrence
I'm thinking of having this done to one of my MP...

I'm thinking of having this done to one of my MP cameras. If you're therefore able to post any updates in due course, I'd be very interested in finding out how it all goes.

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,387
Posted By John Lawrence
None of the pizzas I order look anything like the...

None of the pizzas I order look anything like the pictures on the flyer - but they (usually) taste better!

John
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-29-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 5,704
Posted By John Lawrence
Congratulations to you both. To your son for his...

Congratulations to you both.

To your son for his outstanding achievements and success, and to you for the love, nurturing and stability you provided during those difficult times.

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 4,179
Posted By John Lawrence
Did he have a 'fisheye' lens attached?? John

Did he have a 'fisheye' lens attached??

John
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,560
Posted By John Lawrence
The only 'flying saucers' I've seen were those...

The only 'flying saucers' I've seen were those thrown at me by an ex-girlfriend during one of our skirmishes - and I was far too busy trying to avoid them to take any pictures!

John
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-16-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 11,331
Posted By John Lawrence
Try contacting him through his...

Try contacting him through his website:

https://www.35mmc.com/contact-me/


John
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,491
Posted By John Lawrence
I'm sartorially challenged - so a photo vest...

I'm sartorially challenged - so a photo vest would be far too stylish for me.

One day I'm hoping to match Keith with his butterfly net and pith helmet......

John

P.S. I'm serious too - and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-04-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By John Lawrence
Yup - and (in my view) it doesn't create a good...

Yup - and (in my view) it doesn't create a good impression. Makes it look as though there's no activity or someone can't be bothered to maintain things - both of which aren't true.

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,602
Posted By John Lawrence
Exactly - and don't forget the asking price is...

Exactly - and don't forget the asking price is less than a weeks wage for some football (or soccer) players in the UK.....


John
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-30-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By John Lawrence
Great images and very interesting. Thanks for...

Great images and very interesting.

Thanks for posting.

John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 1,386
Posted By John Lawrence
This. John

This.

John
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-28-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,000
Posted By John Lawrence
Take care - and best wishes for a speedy...

Take care - and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

John
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-26-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,398
Posted By John Lawrence
Seems to be working okay for me when I search as...

Seems to be working okay for me when I search as a non-member, or incognito.

I'm getting the same results I always did.

John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-21-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,741
Posted By John Lawrence
The pulse is still beating and I'm still...

The pulse is still beating and I'm still shooting. :)

John
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-16-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,550
Posted By John Lawrence
These guys are excellent - rumour has it that...

These guys are excellent - rumour has it that Leica UK use them too. But don't tell anyone I told you...... ;)

John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By John Lawrence
There are quite a few good places, but I'm...

There are quite a few good places, but I'm rushing at the moment, so will just say that these guys are (and have been for a while) my favourites at present:

https://www.photo-express.co.uk/

John
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-29-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 973
Posted By John Lawrence
I've not had any problems with the stock hood...

I've not had any problems with the stock hood either.

To be fair though, I don't really use the 35 Summicron Asph as heavily as some as my other lenses.

John
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-27-2018
Replies: 35
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Views: 1,627
Posted By John Lawrence
I tend to take want I want from forums etc. and...

I tend to take want I want from forums etc. and ignore the rest.

So for me, yes it is still a rangefinder forum. Maybe not for others.

The good thing is that there is sufficient diversity here to...
Forum: RFF News 04-25-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By John Lawrence
Agreed - even if he was just monkeying...

Agreed - even if he was just monkeying around.

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 3,946
Posted By John Lawrence
LeicaFoReVer - have a look...

LeicaFoReVer - have a look here:

https://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/Leica/Leica-M3/Leica-MP/index.htm

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 3,946
Posted By John Lawrence
...and...

...and again?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Leica-MP-455-35mm-Rangefinder-Film-Camera/123063428788?hash=item1ca726e6b4:g:DGwAAOSwrjBZ9C~S

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 3,946
Posted By John Lawrence
...and...

...and again?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Leica-MP-455-35mm-Rangefinder-Film-Camera/123063428788?hash=item1ca726e6b4:g:DGwAAOSwrjBZ9C~S

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By John Lawrence
That's the 'large format' version of the M3. John

That's the 'large format' version of the M3.

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By John Lawrence
I'm having the same problems as the OP with...

I'm having the same problems as the OP with regard to Flickr - seems to be all over the place at the moment.


John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2018
Replies: 167
Views: 28,893
Posted By John Lawrence
I seem to be in the minority! Last week I shot 6...

I seem to be in the minority!

Last week I shot 6 rolls of film, the week earlier 10 rolls of film and I'm probably looking at around 20 rolls this week.

John
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-11-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 32,365
Posted By John Lawrence
Why I shoot film? I like it. John

Why I shoot film?

I like it.

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By John Lawrence
The day-trip sounds idyllic - and even managed to...

The day-trip sounds idyllic - and even managed to warm the heart of this unromantic, curmudgeonly old cur!

Best wishes with it from me too - and if you can, please post some pictures.

John
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-01-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By John Lawrence
Great stuff. Thanks for posting these - and look...

Great stuff.

Thanks for posting these - and look forward to seeing more.

John
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-31-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,853
Posted By John Lawrence
I only own Leica film cameras, and they're...

I only own Leica film cameras, and they're definitely 'worth it' for me.

The reasons are:

They suit the way I work

Light and easy to carry - I don't own a car

High quality lenses have always been...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By John Lawrence
Wasn't aware of this - so thanks very much for...

Wasn't aware of this - so thanks very much for the link.

Just completed it.

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By John Lawrence
New York Street Photography Documentary

New to me (including much of the footage from many well known street photographers).

Not safe for work

Not safe for those of a delicate dispositon

Not safe for those in a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-28-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5,906
Posted By John Lawrence
Best wishes to you both at a difficult time - and...

Best wishes to you both at a difficult time - and also wishing Frances a speedy recovery.

John
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,217
Posted By John Lawrence
I've owned a few of these over the years, and I...

I've owned a few of these over the years, and I remember one dealer telling me the reason so many have dented top plates is because people 'swing' them from the strap on their wrists....

... might...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-14-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By John Lawrence
Malcolm Taylor also used to offer this service a...

Malcolm Taylor also used to offer this service a few years back - and may still do.

Some details here:

http://nemeng.com/leica/004b.shtml

John
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-10-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,300
Posted By John Lawrence
Fascinating insight into his mindset and way of...

Fascinating insight into his mindset and way of working.

Thanks for posting.

John
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-07-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,389
Posted By John Lawrence
I'm a big fan, and hadn't seen this - so many...

I'm a big fan, and hadn't seen this - so many thanks for posting the link.

John
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 2,529
Posted By John Lawrence
I've never dealt with any sellers from Japan, so...

I've never dealt with any sellers from Japan, so can't comment on the quality of items coming from there.

However, I have noticed recently that many sellers worldwide (including those...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-22-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 5,462
Posted By John Lawrence
One of the few lenses I regret selling...... John

One of the few lenses I regret selling......

John
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-17-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,707
Posted By John Lawrence
Another old Xpan owner here. Sold mine years ago...

Another old Xpan owner here.

Sold mine years ago as I just didn't use it enough to justify keeping it.

John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 8,254
Posted By John Lawrence
Informative and very helpful guide. Thanks for...

Informative and very helpful guide.

Thanks for writing.

John
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-03-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By John Lawrence
Wishing you a speedy recovery. John

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

John
Forum: Other RF 01-29-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,781
Posted By John Lawrence
Interesting and helpful review - thanks for...

Interesting and helpful review - thanks for posting.

John
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2,769
Posted By John Lawrence
I've used Malcolm Taylor many times in the past,...

I've used Malcolm Taylor many times in the past, and he replied when I quizzed him over pricing that he doesn't know how some of these techs. can carry out the work to Leica factory specifications,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,155
Posted By John Lawrence
If you're intent on selling, then it may be...

If you're intent on selling, then it may be helpful to speak to both Aperture and Richard Caplan in London:

http://www.apertureuk.com/
http://www.richardcaplan.co.uk/

Both are very friendly, have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By John Lawrence
They turn up from time to time - but are pretty...

They turn up from time to time - but are pretty scarce.

The 'normal' M4 seems to be quite rare in the UK too - don't know if it's because they weren't too popular - or because owners never want to...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-03-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 677
Posted By John Lawrence
... has the Zeiss lenses too! Don't know if they...

... has the Zeiss lenses too!

Don't know if they still are, but not long ago these were much in demand - often selling for nearly the price asked for the entire kit here!

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,573
Posted By John Lawrence
Like I said, I'm no expert - but as both Erik and...

Like I said, I'm no expert - but as both Erik and Splitimageview consider it to be genuine, and they seem to be knowledgeable about BP M4 cameras, it would be prudent to consider their comments...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,573
Posted By John Lawrence
I'm no expert in this (so feel free to discount...

I'm no expert in this (so feel free to discount my opinion), but to me something about the paint just doesn't look right compared to other black paint M4 cameras I've seen over the years.

My guess...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-23-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,458
Posted By John Lawrence
Fabulous opportunity for someone - and often...

Fabulous opportunity for someone - and often posts crop up on here and on other forums from those wanting to learn the business.

John
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-23-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 4,078
Posted By John Lawrence
Good stuff - I've always found the posts made by...

Good stuff - I've always found the posts made by Chris to be both insightful and very helpful.

John
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-15-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,288
Posted By John Lawrence
The word 'Member' has more than one definition,...

The word 'Member' has more than one definition, and I think one of those definitions was what he was alluding to - hence the wink at the end.

I could be wrong, but that was how I read it.

John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By John Lawrence
I think the photographic film arm of Kodak is now...

I think the photographic film arm of Kodak is now Kodak Alaris. So probably best to try here:

http://imaging.kodakalaris.com/professional-photographers/photographers/professional-films

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2017
Replies: 151
Views: 9,118
Posted By John Lawrence
I always thought that recent Leica gear was...

I always thought that recent Leica gear was manufactured in either Germany or Portugal.

Having had to return a Leica item to Germany, I discovered that it was actually manufactured in India - and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-21-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,874
Posted By John Lawrence
Congratulations from me too! John

Congratulations from me too!

John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,484
Posted By John Lawrence
Might be worth trying these guys in...

Might be worth trying these guys in Spain:

https://carmencitafilmlab.com/

John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-03-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 6,055
Posted By John Lawrence
This has been my experience too. John

This has been my experience too.

John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By John Lawrence
There's also this company, which I've never used,...

There's also this company, which I've never used, but is proving popular with other photographers I know:

http://www.filmdev.co.uk/

I think develop and (small) scan is £3.00 per roll.

John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By John Lawrence
These guys are good, and will develop for £3.00 a...

These guys are good, and will develop for £3.00 a roll:

http://www.photo-express.co.uk/

Hope this helps,

John
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 09-19-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,556
Posted By John Lawrence
Fascinating - I too was unaware of the half-frame...

Fascinating - I too was unaware of the half-frame Leica!

Interesting about the MP too.

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,511
Posted By John Lawrence
Very true! Another site has an (in)famous...

Very true!

Another site has an (in)famous 'critique my pictures' section, where members post pictures for others to critique. I'd say that well over half of those who post pictures get nasty and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-11-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,944
Posted By John Lawrence
I've still got a lot of gear left (thinking of...

I've still got a lot of gear left (thinking of selling some of it...), but it's surprising just how much I've picked up / used / sold / given away (usually to models :) ) over the years.

There are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-11-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,944
Posted By John Lawrence
These guys have some great and interesting...

These guys have some great and interesting items:

http://www.foto-fina.com/

John
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-10-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,944
Posted By John Lawrence
... makes me feel really old (and really skint),...

... makes me feel really old (and really skint), when I think I've bought items from just about all of them over the years!

And here's another great little place I've purchased from many...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-10-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,944
Posted By John Lawrence
... and one in The Netherlands, which you may not...

... and one in The Netherlands, which you may not know of:

http://www.collectcamera.com/

John
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-10-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,944
Posted By John Lawrence
A few more in the...

A few more in the UK:

http://www.mifsuds.com/

www.richardcaplan.co.uk

https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/

http://vintageclassiccamera.com/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,521
Posted By John Lawrence
... they are offering free postage on it. John

... they are offering free postage on it.

John
Forum: RFF Polls 09-03-2017
Replies: 240
Views: 157,368
Posted By John Lawrence
I'm from there, but I like it here. John

I'm from there, but I like it here.

John
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 09-02-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,074
Posted By John Lawrence
Welcome, and thanks for agreeing to join in...

Welcome, and thanks for agreeing to join in here.

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 2,709
Posted By John Lawrence
Just been watching the news - and the following...

Just been watching the news - and the following spring to mind:

Snafu

Twattle

John
Forum: RFF News 08-28-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,215
Posted By John Lawrence
Excellent! Welcome from me too! John

Excellent!

Welcome from me too!

John
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-23-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By John Lawrence
If it were me, I'd be looking into starting with...

If it were me, I'd be looking into starting with the Barnack models, and also perhaps the Leica R series.

Both are available relatively cheaply if broken, and in the case of the R series, there's a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-20-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 7,091
Posted By John Lawrence
I've got a foot in both camps - purchased a SC...

I've got a foot in both camps - purchased a SC 35mm Nokton Classic, and then stuck a MC UV filter on it......

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,659
Posted By John Lawrence
I find it useful for avoiding 'sticky frame line'...

I find it useful for avoiding 'sticky frame line' syndrome.

The odd wiggle now and again works wonders.....

John
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-05-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,843
Posted By John Lawrence
... that's heresy round these parts :D John

... that's heresy round these parts :D

John
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-04-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By John Lawrence
There's an interesting short film about him...

There's an interesting short film about him here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idbDVYcaSGA

John
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-26-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,843
Posted By John Lawrence
Always used Billingham bags in the past, but...

Always used Billingham bags in the past, but having recently acquired a Fogg b-laika have used nothing but that. Both are great, and having a bag that's made of waterproof (as opposed to water...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-08-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,447
Posted By John Lawrence
I'm not trying to curry favour, but Roger Hicks...

I'm not trying to curry favour, but Roger Hicks and Frances Schultz have a lot of great information on their website:

http://www.rogerandfrances.com/

John
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-03-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 2,742
Posted By John Lawrence
Not my sort of thing, and none of the Pros I've...

Not my sort of thing, and none of the Pros I've worked with over the years have used them either - in fact most made a point of removing everything that could be removed from a new camera prior to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 4,164
Posted By John Lawrence
I'm just trying to work out how you know...

I'm just trying to work out how you know that:

'Most people that do not like the M5 never used one'

So, please tell me.

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 4,164
Posted By John Lawrence
How do you know? Have you asked them...

How do you know?

Have you asked them all?

Presumably you have some verifiable data that supports your statement above?

John
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-26-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 5,726
Posted By John Lawrence
This. Presumably there must have been some...

This.

Presumably there must have been some reason other than simply being over enthusiastic and not listening?

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2017
Replies: 212
Views: 9,167
Posted By John Lawrence
Agreed. I think it was Oscar Wilde who...

Agreed.

I think it was Oscar Wilde who said:

“When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss Art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss Money”

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By John Lawrence
I find it useful for all my lenses, regardless of...

I find it useful for all my lenses, regardless of size or weight and keep one permanently on my MP.

But as Roger says above, it's mainly down to personal preference - for example I've never felt...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-21-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By John Lawrence
Not in my experience. I've touted my ex PJ...

Not in my experience.

I've touted my ex PJ Black Paint M2 around just about all of them - and they all say what I've posted above!

As an aside, most have suggested that anyone wanting to sell a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-21-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By John Lawrence
... may have been a commission sale. But the...

... may have been a commission sale.

But the problem dealers have, is that many are wary of selling black paint M's for top dollar unless they can provide cast-iron provenance with it, for fear of...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-06-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,325
Posted By John Lawrence
Neck strap - but by using the Artisan and Artist...

Neck strap - but by using the Artisan and Artist silk strap I can also use it (comfortably) wrapped around my wrist, should the mood take me.

Tried wrist straps on their own a long time ago, but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,739
Posted By John Lawrence
I think I might have mentioned this a while back,...

I think I might have mentioned this a while back, but years ago in war zones, third world countries etc. we used to use them as containers for stool samples (the lid was surprisingly...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-01-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By John Lawrence
There's also: The Classic Camera...

There's also:

The Classic Camera http://theclassiccamera.com/

and if you have time, it's well worth paying Reg a visit at High Street Radio and Photographic. These days he's a bit of an internet...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,320
Posted By John Lawrence
I do, and a few years back read an article in...

I do, and a few years back read an article in which the writer described much of it as, 'The emperor's new clothes' - which seemed quite apt.

Cheers,

John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By John Lawrence
This has been my experience with it too. A very...

This has been my experience with it too.

A very versatile film.

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,855
Posted By John Lawrence
Original straps turn up on Ebay from time to...

Original straps turn up on Ebay from time to time.

There are some quite similar straps available new. From memory, Richard Caplan do...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 52,507
Posted By John Lawrence
Very sad news. I only knew of Tom through...

Very sad news.

I only knew of Tom through reading his posts and viewing his pictures here, but through those words and pictures shone the kindness and generosity of the man.

My condolences to his...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-14-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,172
Posted By John Lawrence
... and even the 'humble' Pentacon Six has seen a...

... and even the 'humble' Pentacon Six has seen a rise too.

Cheers,

John
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-14-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,172
Posted By John Lawrence
Agreed. Certainly in the UK prices for used...

Agreed.

Certainly in the UK prices for used Leica cameras and lenses don't seem to show any signs of softening.

I too sold some gear recently to a dealer and was surprised by just how much I got...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-11-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,069
Posted By John Lawrence
C41 process. I'm sending it out to a very...

C41 process.

I'm sending it out to a very reasonably priced 'high street' lab - the low cost is an extra bonus!

Cheers,

John
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-11-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,069
Posted By John Lawrence
I've been pleasantly surprised by XP2 Super this...

I've been pleasantly surprised by XP2 Super this year, particularly just how versatile it is.

I've been able to take pictures at anything from 50 - 800 iso on the same roll of film with good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,735
Posted By John Lawrence
Maybe just me, but the past year or so I've felt...

Maybe just me, but the past year or so I've felt that he didn't seem to be as enthusiastic or having as much fun as in the earlier Digirev vids. The later ones felt a bit forced.

Cheers,

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,236
Posted By John Lawrence
Exactly. I tried to sell my BP M2 earlier this...

Exactly.

I tried to sell my BP M2 earlier this year and found it difficult to find reputable dealers willing to take it on, without the following:

a) Full provenance

b) A written guarantee that it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,236
Posted By John Lawrence
I've found this to be true also. However, often...

I've found this to be true also. However, often the cameras I purchased had been serviced / CLA'd by someone who really either didn't know what they were doing and / or didn't have the proper tools...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-21-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By John Lawrence
Is this the new 'bear' bones bag?...

Is this the new 'bear' bones bag? :)

https://figitalrevolution.com/bare-bones-bag-camera-bag-leica-lomo-lca-zeiss-rangefinder/

Cheers,

John
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-18-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 5,180
Posted By John Lawrence
Clearly this is where I'm going wrong. I own a...

Clearly this is where I'm going wrong.

I own a Fogg camera bag and it's far more elegant than I can ever be...... :)

Cheers,

John
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-17-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 5,180
Posted By John Lawrence
I don't carry a camera with me every day - but...

I don't carry a camera with me every day - but then (in my case) I don't always feel like taking pictures every day - and don't see the point in carrying a camera when I have no intention or interest...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4,136
Posted By John Lawrence
'Mannequin Challenge' ...... sounds like...

'Mannequin Challenge' ...... sounds like something only dummies would do. :)

Cheers,

John
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-14-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,078
Posted By John Lawrence
Couldn't agree more with nobbylon's post...

Couldn't agree more with nobbylon's post above.

Basically, I just feel that people should be able to place adverts here without having them picked to pieces, or given unsolicited advice and tips...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-13-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,078
Posted By John Lawrence
So the best thing for a novice or inexperienced...

So the best thing for a novice or inexperienced seller who wants to sell something through the classifieds here is to ask for advice from more experienced / professional sellers here on how to price...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-13-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,078
Posted By John Lawrence
.... worth reading the rest of his post...

.... worth reading the rest of his post too.

Cheers,

John
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-13-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,078
Posted By John Lawrence
Wouldn't it be more courteous to wait until...

Wouldn't it be more courteous to wait until someone asks for advice / tips before giving it?

Cheers,

John
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-13-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,078
Posted By John Lawrence
So why do I see so many used cars priced on...

So why do I see so many used cars priced on dealers forecourts far above the price for the same car at other dealers and why do I see so many of them not being sold, and why do I see so many used car...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-13-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,078
Posted By John Lawrence
Still can't see what all the fuss is about. Why...

Still can't see what all the fuss is about.

Why does it matter to so many people what price a seller wants to sell their item at?

I don't feel the need or urge to go round the local used car lots...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-12-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,078
Posted By John Lawrence
Can't see what all the fuss is about. If you...

Can't see what all the fuss is about.

If you don't like the price and / or don't think the description is accurate, then don't buy it.

As a general comment, I find that most of the gear I've seen...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-24-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,675
Posted By John Lawrence
Aperture UK appear to have...

Aperture UK appear to have one:

http://www.apertureuk.com/Leica.html

(scroll down to the Voigtlander section)

Cheers,

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,340
Posted By John Lawrence
I'd say they were sync plugs! Perhaps the...

I'd say they were sync plugs!

Perhaps the thought was that a blister on the finger was better than a poke in the eye...

John
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 11,725
Posted By John Lawrence
I've used a lot of different cameras over the...

I've used a lot of different cameras over the years, but nothing fits and feels as good to me and my way of shooting as a Leica.

I'm sure I'll be pooh-poohed for saying this, but somehow when...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-01-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,631
Posted By John Lawrence
Don't know if you've seen this site, but it had...

Don't know if you've seen this site, but it had (the last time I checked!) some very useful information about fashion photography, how to get into it, networking...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 06-27-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 11,423
Posted By John Lawrence
Taped it and watched it yesterday. It's very,...

Taped it and watched it yesterday.

It's very, very good - and definitely worth watching!

John
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-25-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,724
Posted By John Lawrence
Super shots - enjoyed seeing them. Thanks for...

Super shots - enjoyed seeing them.

Thanks for posting.

John
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-25-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4,957
Posted By John Lawrence
I found it more puerile than funny. John

I found it more puerile than funny.

John
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-19-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,199
Posted By John Lawrence
Congratulations from me too! John

Congratulations from me too!

John
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-18-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By John Lawrence
I'd try giving Malcolm Taylor a call. I think...

I'd try giving Malcolm Taylor a call.

I think his telephone number is 01568 770542, but his full details are listed on this site (somewhere!) - or just google Malcolm Taylor and Leica.

Hope this...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-14-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,504
Posted By John Lawrence
Might also be worth having a chat with Karen...

Might also be worth having a chat with Karen Willson too:

http://www.kwfilmprocessing.co.uk/

John
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-14-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,504
Posted By John Lawrence
Never used them, but I think there was a previous...

Never used them, but I think there was a previous thread on a similar subject, and these guys were mentioned:

http://www.fotostation.co.uk/

Oh, and Palm Labs also use Kodak...
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