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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-29-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Mark Wood
Bear in mind that these have to be fastened in...

Bear in mind that these have to be fastened in place from inside the top plate of the camera. That is what I was told when Leica, at their old Service Centre in Milton Keynes in the UK, fitted a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-26-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,077
Posted By Mark Wood
I'm sure they may well be able to sell many more...

I'm sure they may well be able to sell many more than 6,000 but they are making 750, as mentioned above with this link, several...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-24-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,077
Posted By Mark Wood
The good(ish) news - £3,500 in the UK. The bad...

The good(ish) news - £3,500 in the UK. The bad news, limited to 750 worldwide by the looks of things:

https://www.reddotcameras.co.uk/m-bodies/15139-leica-m-e-typ240-camera-body.html
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By Mark Wood
Difficult to be certain in the dark(!) but I've...

Difficult to be certain in the dark(!) but I've always thought the light is getting through the hole that I've marked (badly!) with the white arrow here. That could explain partly, why it only...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By Mark Wood
Here's the same problem from a 1975 Kiev 4a....

Here's the same problem from a 1975 Kiev 4a. (Taken on slide film and scanned very badly!) That camera probably now has more bits of foam and black plastic sheeting stuffed in it than it has original...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By Mark Wood
Yes, that's exactly where it comes from with...

Yes, that's exactly where it comes from with three Kiev bodies I have. It does seem to originate from a poor light seal/baffle behind the rangefinder prism but the problem with the cameras I have is...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-15-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By Mark Wood
Very common and almost certainly the baffle...

Very common and almost certainly the baffle behind the rangefinder prism:

http://www3.telus.net/public/rpnchbck/fixing%20light%20leaks.html

with light then coming through the sprocket drive area....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-20-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 5,662
Posted By Mark Wood
No, it's 6x4.5 top, 6x6 middle and 6x9 bottom....

No, it's 6x4.5 top, 6x6 middle and 6x9 bottom. (There aren't any numbers corresponding to 6x7 on 120 backing paper.)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By Mark Wood
Occasionally, a seller on eBay lists simple...

Occasionally, a seller on eBay lists simple adapters that let you use three LR44 batteries stacked on top of each other, instead of a PX21. (It turns up from time to time if you search "Praktica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Mark Wood
I guess by "prong" you mean the pin for actuating...

I guess by "prong" you mean the pin for actuating the automatic diaphragm? It has got that but nothing else that protrudes from the camera side of the mount. I've attached a picture of the mount but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Mark Wood
It is where the actual lenses are concerned but...

It is where the actual lenses are concerned but unfortunately, the section about the different Adaptall mounts has been "coming soon" for many years!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Mark Wood
Yes, they did make them for the Praktica EDC M42...

Yes, they did make them for the Praktica EDC M42 mount, they're marked "for Praktica LLC." I've got a couple of them and they certainly work well with a Praktica VLC. One did need the carbon track...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-12-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,483
Posted By Mark Wood
Adox are listing the film speed as ISO 50 but 17°...

Adox are listing the film speed as ISO 50 but 17° - is this a return to the days of different film speed standards? (Presumably that should be 18°?)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-03-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By Mark Wood
Well, Malcolm Taylor's receipt (from 1999) for...

Well, Malcolm Taylor's receipt (from 1999) for the IIIg that's in front of me at the moment certainly lists £25 for a replacement "R/F mirror" amongst the spares used.

I fully agree with David and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-03-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By Mark Wood
Malcolm Taylor fixed the same problem in my IIIg...

Malcolm Taylor fixed the same problem in my IIIg by replacing the mirror in the rangefinder but that was almost 20 years ago now. Assuming he is still working, Peter at CRR mentions this rangefinder...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-04-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By Mark Wood
Yes, my OM-4 was working fine in spot metering...

Yes, my OM-4 was working fine in spot metering mode too.

With no film in the camera in automatic mode, an indicated 1/8th second will give a noticeably longer shutter speed, as the camera is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-04-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By Mark Wood
Apologies, as this reply won't be a lot of help...

Apologies, as this reply won't be a lot of help but that all sounds pretty much identical to the problems I had with a standard OM-4 a couple of years ago. Interestingly though, that one behaved in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 7,177
Posted By Mark Wood
What about something that I assume ought to be...

What about something that I assume ought to be easy for them to produce, Eastman 5222 Double-X in 35 35mm cassettes? There seems to be a cottage industry building up with people selling 100 ft...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-20-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 4,264
Posted By Mark Wood
My M4-P gave a very similar effect when the...

My M4-P gave a very similar effect when the shutter was "tapering" at 1/1000th second. With the flap open at the back of the camera, you could see the effect very clearly when you fired the shutter...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-31-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By Mark Wood
No, they really are supposed to be that shape -...

No, they really are supposed to be that shape - see second post in the thread.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-31-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By Mark Wood
No, they're exactly as they should be. I assume...

No, they're exactly as they should be. I assume they're designed to minimise the rubbing of the strap against the camera top plate. They have to be fitted the right way round though - see page 6 of...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 08-29-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,041
Posted By Mark Wood
The Canonet battery indicator light is a known...

The Canonet battery indicator light is a known issue with these adapters, so nothing to worry about. It's mentioned in some of the sales information...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,150
Posted By Mark Wood
The pictures in the first post on this thread...

The pictures in the first post on this thread give an idea of how the battery holder in the baseplate makes contact with the camera...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,150
Posted By Mark Wood
It sounds a bit like the problem I had with my...

It sounds a bit like the problem I had with my SP1000. Although everything looked OK in the battery compartment, the meter suddenly stopped responding to any changes of shutter speed or aperture and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-28-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By Mark Wood
Assuming you were using Fuji slide film, the end...

Assuming you were using Fuji slide film, the end of the backing paper is white. (I'm assuming that this is an exposed film - I can't think of any films that start with black paper but someone may...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-27-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,119
Posted By Mark Wood
Looking closely at the aperture ring in the...

Looking closely at the aperture ring in the photographs, there's no f11 marking at all and despite the obvious issue with perspective in the photographs, it's clear that all of the aperture settings...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-31-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Mark Wood
Yes, I think it's a lovely lens. Having the...

Yes, I think it's a lovely lens. Having the preset diaphragm, it's a bit fiddly to use but Ivor Matanle rates it highly in his Collecting SLRs book and I think, for good reason. It's actually just...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-11-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By Mark Wood
Peter at CRR in Luton is one of the usual...

Peter at CRR in Luton is one of the usual suggestions of UK repairers (and my experience of his work is excellent) but as his web site suggests, it's not clear whether he will be taking on any more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,413
Posted By Mark Wood
Apologies, this is a bit "chemical" but it's...

Apologies, this is a bit "chemical" but it's important to get chemistry right. Permanganate is used in B&W processing for removal of silver, it isn't a pH indicator. It's the active constituent of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,413
Posted By Mark Wood
Permanganate can't be used as an indicator of pH,...

Permanganate can't be used as an indicator of pH, which is all the indicator in the stop bath is. From the materials safety data sheet (MSDS), Kodak use bromphenol...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-21-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,427
Posted By Mark Wood
...and they're definitely Fed/Zorki-style...

...and they're definitely Fed/Zorki-style rangefinder windows and the body covering shape and style is undoubtedly Zorki (rather than Fed) but it all looks genuine apart from that...

Seriously, that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By Mark Wood
This sounds to be exactly the same as the problem...

This sounds to be exactly the same as the problem I had with the slow speeds on my M4-P. (The slow speeds had become very erratic and 1/1000th second also wasn't giving an even exposure across the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-16-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By Mark Wood
I've got a Baldix folder with a Baltar lens whose...

I've got a Baldix folder with a Baltar lens whose front element is peppered with similar spots on its front surface. It doesn't seem to affect image quality in any obvious way (it still gives very...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By Mark Wood
Dave Ilott at Aztech Services is Nikon's...

Dave Ilott at Aztech Services is Nikon's authorised repairer of all things film in the UK. (Their UK Service Department tell you to call him.)

http://www.aztechservices.com

Servicing prices...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 2,446
Posted By Mark Wood
...and they used to return the developed Dia...

...and they used to return the developed Dia Direct uncut, along with a set of cardboard mounts (unchanged from the 1960s) for you to mount them yourself. I'd always assumed the reason for that was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 2,446
Posted By Mark Wood
For an idea of what was available in the late...

For an idea of what was available in the late 1970s and early 1980s, it's worth tracking down one of the two-page adverts that "Reids of Guildford" used to put into Amateur Photographer magazine most...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-23-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 31,032
Posted By Mark Wood
Taken on Dartmoor with a Retina IIIC and standard...

Taken on Dartmoor with a Retina IIIC and standard 50/2 Xenon lens. "Agfa Vista" (Fuji C200) film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 2,446
Posted By Mark Wood
Agfa Dia Direct - lovely 32 ASA film (process...

Agfa Dia Direct - lovely 32 ASA film (process paid) for B&W transparencies. For some reason, the speed was dropped to 12 ASA before it was discontinued and effectively replaced with Scala.

Kodak...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By Mark Wood
Well it must be a Pentacon Six BUT the shutter...

Well it must be a Pentacon Six BUT the shutter release, shutter speed dial and film advance are all on the opposite sides of the camera to where they should be! Odd though, none of the writing on the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-07-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 3,469
Posted By Mark Wood
"Modified" Fed (not Zorki) with a slow speed knob...

"Modified" Fed (not Zorki) with a slow speed knob stuck on?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-27-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,974
Posted By Mark Wood
The hood for the Fuji X10 fits the 40mm thread of...

The hood for the Fuji X10 fits the 40mm thread of the 35/2.8 nicely and that takes 52mm filters inside the hood itself. (Plenty of cheaper copies of that hood seem to be available.)
Forum: RFF News 01-26-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,663
Posted By Mark Wood
Sir Kenneth Corfield

Sad news about one of the last of the great photographic...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 8,176
Posted By Mark Wood
According to the July 1994 issue of Practical...

According to the July 1994 issue of Practical Photography magazine, the price per 36 exposure roll of Fujichrome Velvia 50 from Mailshots in the UK was £5.98 if you bought a pack of 10 rolls. If you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,969
Posted By Mark Wood
From this list, it appears there were different...

From this list, it appears there were different versions of Agfachrome 64, the earlier ones being Agfa's AP-41 process and later,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,969
Posted By Mark Wood
Someone has posted their experiences with...

Someone has posted their experiences with developing Agfachrome 64 with both C41 and E6 processes here:

http://blog.timesunion.com/chuckmiller/cross-processing-agfachrome/7089/

A blank film in both...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,969
Posted By Mark Wood
As far as I know, Agfachrome 64 needs the same...

As far as I know, Agfachrome 64 needs the same process (AP-41) as the earlier Agfa slide films such as CT-18. Developing it in E6 chemistry will just give a blank film.
Forum: Lomography 10-16-2015
Replies: 203
Views: 24,492
Posted By Mark Wood
Talking But then if you add up all of the LOMO cameras...

But then if you add up all of the LOMO cameras you might have to buy before you find one that works for more than a couple of films and calculate how much cupboard space they take up...:D
Forum: Lomography 10-16-2015
Replies: 203
Views: 24,492
Posted By Mark Wood
No, Hasselblad beat them to it a very long time...

No, Hasselblad beat them to it a very long time ago!

http://fotobistro.com/the-hasselblad-superwide-a-most-amazing-camera-and-lens/
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-24-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 4,334
Posted By Mark Wood
I should have added that I initially tried a...

I should have added that I initially tried a fairly thin piece of foam and the problem wasn't quite as bad but was still there.

Does anyone know whether there should be any foam in the channels for...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-24-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 4,334
Posted By Mark Wood
I had an essentially identical (although not...

I had an essentially identical (although not quite as pronounced) looking light leak with my Canon 7. Replacing the hinge seal with a piece of fairly thick foam from one of Jon Goodman's kits seems...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-18-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,472
Posted By Mark Wood
Ed Trzoska in Leicester is the UK's Contax (and...

Ed Trzoska in Leicester is the UK's Contax (and general Zeiss Ikon) expert:

http://europhotoservices.co.uk/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,625
Posted By Mark Wood
It appears that they're an offshoot of AG...

It appears that they're an offshoot of AG Photographic:

http://www.apug.org/forums/forum390/139741-analogue-essentials-new-online-shop-launching-02-04-15-a.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By Mark Wood
Kodak Royal-X Pan at 1250 asa was around a long...

Kodak Royal-X Pan at 1250 asa was around a long time ago but rarely seems to get any mention at all, so I've no idea how popular it really ever was. As far as I know it was only ever available in 120...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 12,367
Posted By Mark Wood
Yes this is rebadged Fuji C200 rather than...

Yes this is rebadged Fuji C200 rather than Superia but still a bargain. The only thing you need to watch is the fact that they mix up 24 and 36 exposure films on the same shelf, both for...err...£1.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-06-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,697
Posted By Mark Wood
The Summar is A36 for push-on or clamp-on filters...

The Summar is A36 for push-on or clamp-on filters but the filter thread is 34mm. Quite a few 34mm filters around it seems these days, although I don't know about the availability of IR-cut filters....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-03-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By Mark Wood
Many thanks again. I managed to get the winder...

Many thanks again. I managed to get the winder shaft and mechanism out of the Zorki 4 where things are a bit easier to access there didn't seem to be any obvious problems with the spring mechanism....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-03-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By Mark Wood
Many thanks, that's very helpful. Presumably the...

Many thanks, that's very helpful. Presumably the method for dismantling (and reassembling) this part of the mechanism is the same as that shown in a previous repair thread about a Leica III, with a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-02-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By Mark Wood
Zorki 1d Shutter Problem

I've just picked up a Zorki 1d body which is in very nice condition but it has a problem with the shutter. When you wind on the film advance and then let go of the winding knob, you see the knob and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 4,582
Posted By Mark Wood
Somewhat earlier than the 1970s but what about...

Somewhat earlier than the 1970s but what about the Ilford Advocate?

http://www.photomemorabilia.co.uk/Ilford/Advocate.html
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 08-20-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3,261
Posted By Mark Wood
The lens hood for the Fuji X10 has a 40mm thread...

The lens hood for the Fuji X10 has a 40mm thread and should be OK with a 35mm lens. It takes standard 52mm filters on an internal thread too, which opens up the possibility of using a wide variety of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By Mark Wood
It's currently an eye-watering price in the UK at...

It's currently an eye-watering price in the UK at one of the few places that seems to stock it in bulk here:

http://shop.silverprint.co.uk/Kodak-Tri-X/products/191/

It's much cheaper to buy it in...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-17-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2,116
Posted By Mark Wood
Some potentially useful pictures on this web site...

Some potentially useful pictures on this web site if you can deal with the irritating pop-ups:

http://japantrip.tripod.com/6x6/pentacon_disasy01.html

The second page shows how to remove the lever.
Forum: Other RF 07-01-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By Mark Wood
The Baldina I was referring to is the "rigid" one...

The Baldina I was referring to is the "rigid" one at the bottom of this web page:

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Baldina

i.e. the one with the lens/shutter on a telescopic tube. I was actually...
Forum: Other RF 06-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By Mark Wood
And of course it's just dawned on me that I...

And of course it's just dawned on me that I actually meant to say 25.5 mm and not 35.5 mm - apologies.

I remember trying to track down a filter for the Baldina in about 1977/1978 and it would have...
Forum: Other RF 06-25-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By Mark Wood
If I recall correctly, the Baldina I have (50/2.8...

If I recall correctly, the Baldina I have (50/2.8 Baldanar lens and Compur Rapid shutter) has a 35.5 mm thread (but I may be wrong). Sadly it's 250 miles away from me at the moment and I can't check...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-08-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By Mark Wood
The only problem I do find with the B35 is that...

The only problem I do find with the B35 is that when I've set the shutter speed I want to use on the light meter dial on the top of the camera, there's a 50:50 chance that it tricks me into believing...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-08-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By Mark Wood
It's actually a 24 mm thread for the Triotar...

It's actually a 24 mm thread for the Triotar lens. (The Sonnar lens on the 35S has a 30.5 mm filter thread.)

The B35 is a lovely little camera and it's a much sharper lens than you might expect for...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 04-11-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 8,483
Posted By Mark Wood
This isn't a "shortcut method", it has been...

This isn't a "shortcut method", it has been recommended by Ilford for some years now for producing negatives suitable for long term storage....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By Mark Wood
It's an Exakta RTL1000 which shares some...

It's an Exakta RTL1000 which shares some similarities with the Prakticas of the same vintage. The Oreston is a very nice lens (it became the "Pentacon" on later Prakticas).
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-26-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2,102
Posted By Mark Wood
Fujifilm UK and X10 repair - Praise!

Very nice to be in a position to praise Fuji's service.

My X10 (just over two years old) had developed problems with large dust spots on the sensor, often rendering it pretty much unusable at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,070
Posted By Mark Wood
Wink That's not a problem with the lovely little Exa...

That's not a problem with the lovely little Exa 500 of course ;)

http://www.cameraquest.com/exa500.htm
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,070
Posted By Mark Wood
The 30mm/f3.5 Meyer Lydith is a very nice, medium...

The 30mm/f3.5 Meyer Lydith is a very nice, medium contrast, sharp lens and still (usually) fairly reasonably priced.

The 25mm/f4 Flektogon is a very large lump of glass and now getting pricey but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 5,557
Posted By Mark Wood
Complaints about increasing processing costs are...

Complaints about increasing processing costs are intriguing too as it's another case, certainly in the UK, where prices remained almost stationary for a long time but are they currently any more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 5,557
Posted By Mark Wood
A very simplistic view here but when you actually...

A very simplistic view here but when you actually look back over the last 20-30 years (certainly in the UK at any rate), film prices actually remained remarkably stable for a long time and these...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-18-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By Mark Wood
Another important point though (and apologies if...

Another important point though (and apologies if you knew this already) is that you can't really focus any of the lenses that fit on the outer bayonet (like the 85 mm Triotar) with the focussing...
Forum: Olympus RF 11-21-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,024
Posted By Mark Wood
When Denis Healey was interviewed by Amateur...

When Denis Healey was interviewed by Amateur Photographer in the early 1980s, he said he still used an Exakta. The article (I wish I still had it) had some of his excellent pictures in it.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-31-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,817
Posted By Mark Wood
Am I imagining it (very likely) or was this once...

Am I imagining it (very likely) or was this once featured in an article in a UK photographic magazine as a diy article? (Practical Photography maybe?)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,994
Posted By Mark Wood
Or an even more cynical comment... Given that...

Or an even more cynical comment...

Given that the price of the D600 has dropped fairly rapidly (following the normal trend in new DSLR prices) they needed to bump the price back up again to restart...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-19-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,777
Posted By Mark Wood
An update to this, I have now found several Hoya...

An update to this, I have now found several Hoya 40.5 mm filters that don't fit! I forgot I had two Hoya X0 yellow-green filters in that size and one fits the Summarit, the other is too loose (as it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-17-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,777
Posted By Mark Wood
I've mentioned this before but I've found that...

I've mentioned this before but I've found that Hoya 40.5 mm filters work nicely on my Summarit and although they might feel very slightly loose as you start to attach them, they actually tighten up...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-13-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,620
Posted By Mark Wood
This article, buried on CRR's website (when you...

This article, buried on CRR's website (when you get past the irritating "pop-ups"), is interesting with respect to the development of the Reid:

http://www.angelfire.com/biz/Leica/page26.html
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-24-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,374
Posted By Mark Wood
A well looked after and properly serviced...

A well looked after and properly serviced Pentacon Six is certainly a nice body for these lenses. (Pentacon themselves still service them.) The 45mm Mir suffers from a bit of noticeable barrel...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,652
Posted By Mark Wood
Up until around the early 1980s, Ilford...

Up until around the early 1980s, Ilford (certainly in the UK at least) sold pre-cut 36 exposure lengths of FP4 and HP5 (I can't remember if they did the same for Pan F) that you could just reload...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,652
Posted By Mark Wood
And 935 refills to go with them! (Anyone remember...

And 935 refills to go with them! (Anyone remember those?)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-26-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,784
Posted By Mark Wood
For the standard lenses (i.e ~50 mm), there is a...

For the standard lenses (i.e ~50 mm), there is a Biotar equivalent. As far as I know (and I'm happy to be corrected!), the 53 mm/1.8 Helios-103 as fitted to the later Kievs (4m/4am) is supposed to be...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-19-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,812
Posted By Mark Wood
Almost exclusively B&W but Fay Godwin would seem...

Almost exclusively B&W but Fay Godwin would seem to fit the bill.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-27-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 6,792
Posted By Mark Wood
Whilst it is a bridge circuit, it's not quite as...

Whilst it is a bridge circuit, it's not quite as simple as that as this article (with a proper Pentax circuit diagram)...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,806
Posted By Mark Wood
Yes it does appear to work with non-CPU lenses in...

Yes it does appear to work with non-CPU lenses in aperture priority and manual modes. All of the technical specs are...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-12-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,035
Posted By Mark Wood
Keith Leedham advertises Rollei servicing and...

Keith Leedham advertises Rollei servicing and that he's also apparently factory trained:

http://www.klcamerarepairs.co.uk/

I don't have any experience of his Rollei servicing but he did a superb...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-06-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,510
Posted By Mark Wood
And in English...

And in English too:

http://www.colorneg.com/XP/Vista/7/driver_for_64-Bit_Windows/Coolscan/Nikon_Scan/

It worked for me too.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-02-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By Mark Wood
Yes there is, right in the middle of the fork...

Yes there is, right in the middle of the fork that engages the take-up spool. It's very easy to over-tighten it though - it still has to be able to slip when the appropriate number of sprockets have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 2,990
Posted By Mark Wood
True, with the metal finder it would probably...

True, with the metal finder it would probably take a few attempts to get it straight. The old plastic finders are relatively easy of course as you have the straight edge of the plastic casing to help.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 2,990
Posted By Mark Wood
I had exactly the same problem with a 35 mm CV...

I had exactly the same problem with a 35 mm CV plastic viewfinder. With these, the rear glass (which is actually circular and has the framelines etched onto it) just slots in and can rotate in its...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-14-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,667
Posted By Mark Wood
A charmed life? Not really, you should see the...

A charmed life? Not really, you should see the number of Kiev 4a bodies I've got through trying to get one that works properly!! Then there's the Kiev 88CM which, just when you think you've sorted...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-14-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,667
Posted By Mark Wood
Yes I have one and in a strange sequence of...

Yes I have one and in a strange sequence of buying events, I bought it years after a Minox 35GT, just out of intrigue.

It's a camera that's renowned for having all sorts of problems, all...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-29-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,684
Posted By Mark Wood
What must be remembered is that Jon supplies...

What must be remembered is that Jon supplies (hopefully he still does) very detailed instructions for fitting the light seals and removing the old ones which are specific to the actual camera type....
Forum: Other RF 08-16-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,790
Posted By Mark Wood
I should have added that the sprocket gear wheel...

I should have added that the sprocket gear wheel will turn quite easily at first and then you'll meet quite a lot of resistance as the shutter starts to cock, so two thumbs are necessary! When you've...
Forum: Other RF 08-15-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,790
Posted By Mark Wood
Yes, it needs a film to activate the shutter...

Yes, it needs a film to activate the shutter cocking mechanism and the counter. You can mimic the effect of having a film in by turning the sprocket drove gear above the film gate inside the back of...
Forum: Travel 07-15-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By Mark Wood
Corfe Castle - you can get there with a short...

Corfe Castle - you can get there with a short trip on the steam railway from Swanage.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,303
Posted By Mark Wood
Sadly, even the Daily Telegraph appears to be a...

Sadly, even the Daily Telegraph appears to be a little prone to exaggeration:

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/Aperture_priority_photographer_plays_down_monkey_reports_news_308470.html

I...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-04-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 8,710
Posted By Mark Wood
Look carefully at any "black dial" model and make...

Look carefully at any "black dial" model and make sure that it doesn't have a standard PC socket in place of the mechanical flash coupling. I had a IIa which had been completely butchered internally...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-22-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,033
Posted By Mark Wood
Hasn't someone just swapped over the name rings...

Hasn't someone just swapped over the name rings around the two lenses? The taking lens looks rather like the Planar here.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,782
Posted By Mark Wood
Any MR/MR-4 meter is a very good reflected light...

Any MR/MR-4 meter is a very good reflected light meter if properly calibrated. It's worth remembering that the metering area when attached to a Leica M body is supposed to be the same as the field of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-18-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,637
Posted By Mark Wood
According to the book, "An English Eye", he used...

According to the book, "An English Eye", he used 35 and 50 mm Elmars and a 28 mm Hektor (all uncoated), with a light yellow filter on a Leica M3. He also worked with a VIOOH viewfinder permanently on...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-16-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,637
Posted By Mark Wood
More information about James Ravilious and the...

More information about James Ravilious and the Beaford Archive here:

http://www.beaford-arts.org.uk/index.php?id=5

The books really are excellent.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-08-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 6,833
Posted By Mark Wood
Lomo (sold as a Zenith in the UK in the 1980s)...

Lomo (sold as a Zenith in the UK in the 1980s) LC-A. Despite being imported and checked by TOE, only one out of three worked and the electronics on that packed in half-way through the second film....
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-08-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,181
Posted By Mark Wood
Yes, I've got a 35S and the Sonnar is very good...

Yes, I've got a 35S and the Sonnar is very good too. If I could be bothered I'd do the Triotar/Sonnar comparison but stopped down, I don't think any differences would really be worth worrying about....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-08-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 4,159
Posted By Mark Wood
"Photographs" of a genuine Leica ABLON trimming...

"Photographs" of a genuine Leica ABLON trimming template (taken on a flatbed scanner) should appear as attached files with this message.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-08-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,786
Posted By Mark Wood
Another promising looking solution for...

Another promising looking solution for Nikonscan:

http://axelriet.blogspot.com/2009/10/nikon-ls-40-ls-50-ls-5000-scanners-on.html

I haven't tried it but it looks fairly straightforward.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-07-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,181
Posted By Mark Wood
Quite, and the Rollei Triotar even seems to be...

Quite, and the Rollei Triotar even seems to be pretty sharp in the corners when it's stopped down! There's also the other "much unloved" triplet, the Meyer Domiplan, sold as the cheapest standard...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-07-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,786
Posted By Mark Wood
Many thanks Glenn, that's really helpful.

Many thanks Glenn, that's really helpful.
Forum: Photo Software 06-07-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 4,533
Posted By Mark Wood
Vuescan should work with no problems at all but...

Vuescan should work with no problems at all but OSX Lion will not be able to use Rosetta (Apple have made that very clear) and so older PPC applications will no longer work. That very sadly means the...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-07-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,786
Posted By Mark Wood
I'm trying to learn to use Windows after 25 years...

I'm trying to learn to use Windows after 25 years of using Macs (I thought I ought to!) and am interested in exactly the same question. With Apple about to drop Rosetta support (thanks Apple!) in a...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-07-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,181
Posted By Mark Wood
Looks very good but unfortunately, by definition,...

Looks very good but unfortunately, by definition, it can't be as it only has a 3-element lens... :D

The only ergonomic problem I find with mine is the odd subconscious belief that when I've set the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-26-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By Mark Wood
I've got the Smena 8 variant (badged as a "Cosmic...

I've got the Smena 8 variant (badged as a "Cosmic 35"):

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Smena_8

This is 35 mm (with a rewind knob!) and although I've only ever put one film through it, the lens...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-23-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 4,602
Posted By Mark Wood
Another strong vote of support for Roger's...

Another strong vote of support for Roger's comments. A well known UK Leica repairer told me he hates the idea of people pushing business cards and fingers through open shutters into Leicas as he gets...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-18-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,447
Posted By Mark Wood
Indeed. I don't recall seeing separate bleach and...

Indeed. I don't recall seeing separate bleach and fixer in the majority of (any?) amateur C41 kits (even those from 30 years ago when 6-bath amateur E6 kits were still common) hence my "no" reply!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-18-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,447
Posted By Mark Wood
There's a nice explanation of the C-41 process...

There's a nice explanation of the C-41 process here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-41_process

Intriguingly I once developed a roll of Ilford XP1 in Photocolor C-41 chemicals (XP1 could be...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-18-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,447
Posted By Mark Wood
C41 fixer is usually a combined "Bleach/Fix"...

C41 fixer is usually a combined "Bleach/Fix" whose purpose is also to remove silver, so the simple answer with conventional B&W film is "no". (All you'll get is a clear, blank strip of film base.)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,697
Posted By Mark Wood
The red logo on the front of the M4-P is very...

The red logo on the front of the M4-P is very neatly recessed into the body covering as it also looks to be on the M4-2 brochure above. The "red dot" on this chrome M4-2 looks to be stuck on top of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-18-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By Mark Wood
I bought my first Leica (M4-P) from them in 1990...

I bought my first Leica (M4-P) from them in 1990 and several other bits and pieces since, including a new M6. I'm not sure about the current status but they were a family run firm with an excellent...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-11-2011
Replies: 1,169
Views: 420,975
Posted By Mark Wood
Balda Super Baldax (80/3.5 Baldanar lens) with...

Balda Super Baldax (80/3.5 Baldanar lens) with Konica-Minolta Centuria 100 film (3 years out of date). Scanned with Epson V500.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By Mark Wood
Yes this is normal. (The viewfinder is pretty...

Yes this is normal. (The viewfinder is pretty close to the lens axis on the IIIg compared with the M series.) Expert Leica repairer Malcolm Taylor told me this when the frames in mine weren't moving...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 6,182
Posted By Mark Wood
According to Amateur Photographer, Fuji have...

According to Amateur Photographer, Fuji have confirmed the UK price at £999:

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/Fujifilm_FinePix_X100_to_cost_around_1000_update_news_305512.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 8,105
Posted By Mark Wood
Whilst the thread is undoubtedly 41 mm, I've...

Whilst the thread is undoubtedly 41 mm, I've found that Hoya 40.5 mm filters work perfectly on my Summarit. Kood and others are too loose so in terms of manufacturing tolerances, read into that what...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By Mark Wood
It's also worth "exercising" the shutter speed...

It's also worth "exercising" the shutter speed dial in case of dirty contacts there.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-20-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,504
Posted By Mark Wood
The legendary "lens has cleaning marks which...

The legendary "lens has cleaning marks which won't affect image quality". Let's face it, the reality is, it's scratched....!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 4,725
Posted By Mark Wood
Fuji have also announced an imminent 20% rise in...

Fuji have also announced an imminent 20% rise in the price of their printing paper, again citing silver prices as one of the main...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 5,740
Posted By Mark Wood
Similar adapters (Ebay item: 400104295374) have...

Similar adapters (Ebay item: 400104295374) have been on sale for a while. They appear to make both Nikon and Contax variants and given that they're not too bad a price, I was wondering if anyone had...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-01-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,615
Posted By Mark Wood
Apologies Bill, I hadn't seen your thread when I...

Apologies Bill, I hadn't seen your thread when I started another on the same subject. Amateur Photographer have posted an article on their web...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By Mark Wood
Geoffrey Crawley - Very sad news

Amateur Photographer have just reported the sad passing of Geoffrey Crawley:

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/Renowned_photography_scientist_Geoffrey_Crawley_dies_news_303286.html

Someone...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-05-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Mark Wood
Glad to hear you've tracked the problem down....

Glad to hear you've tracked the problem down. It's actually a relatively easy thing to fix and you can get at the baffle without removing the shutter assembly. When once the top casting is off, you...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-04-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Mark Wood
In fact, here's a picture including the fogging...

In fact, here's a picture including the fogging that was solved by replacing this baffle.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-04-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Mark Wood
This is caused by a light leak from the baffle...

This is caused by a light leak from the baffle behind the rangefinder prism:

http://www3.telus.net/public/rpnchbck/fixing%20light%20leaks.html

If (in a dark room) you shine a torch through the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2010
Replies: 677
Views: 50,695
Posted By Mark Wood
I must have missed this one somewhere, has no-one...

I must have missed this one somewhere, has no-one added "the lens has cleaning marks"?

CLA

Then there's the phrase that Kodak always seem use just before they're going to discontinue a film-based...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 4,536
Posted By Mark Wood
I've just checked and PR41 it is.

I've just checked and PR41 it is.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 4,536
Posted By Mark Wood
Actually, the dimensions quoted for PR41 look to...

Actually, the dimensions quoted for PR41 look to be too large. Maybe it's PR60? I'd better check which one it really is but I definitely have a PR-type hearing aid battery the same size as the one in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 4,536
Posted By Mark Wood
PS. I think the zinc/air hearing aid batteries...

PS. I think the zinc/air hearing aid batteries I'm using are probably the PR41 (AC312, ZA312) type.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 4,536
Posted By Mark Wood
I can confirm from experience that the Wein Cell...

I can confirm from experience that the Wein Cell MRB400 works perfectly in an SP1000! In fact the meter gives remarkably accurate results, even using transparency film. After my first Wein Cell...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By Mark Wood
Just to add, here's Henry Scherer's take on...

Just to add, here's Henry Scherer's take on modifying "black dial" to "coloured dial" in the final paragraph of this web page:

http://www.zeisscamera.com/articles_cdbd.shtml

This certainly echoes...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By Mark Wood
I once bought a IIa black dial which had been...

I once bought a IIa black dial which had been modified with what appeared to be a normal PC flash socket. It looked to be in very good condition from the outside but the first film showed that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2010
Replies: 110
Views: 29,889
Posted By Mark Wood
The Aiborg, not Konica's finest...

The Aiborg, not Konica's finest moment:

http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Konica_AiBORG
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,279
Posted By Mark Wood
Err, no good for cross-processing unfortunately....

Err, no good for cross-processing unfortunately. Kodachrome doesn't have colour dye couplers built into the emulsion layers like modern C41/E6 films, so the only real chance of getting any image from...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-17-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 6,122
Posted By Mark Wood
I don't really think they're overly delicate. It...

I don't really think they're overly delicate. It would actually take some force to collapse the lens with the shutter uncocked, so that's not really much of a potential problem in everyday use. From...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-17-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 6,122
Posted By Mark Wood
They might be regarded as a lesser variant but I...

They might be regarded as a lesser variant but I think it's a very nice little camera. OK, the shutter speed range is limited but how often would you want to use slow speeds on a camera like this....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,908
Posted By Mark Wood
Well I'm afraid it isn't unless Leica UK has a...

Well I'm afraid it isn't unless Leica UK has a habit of misleading its customers. There was no hint of glue whatsoever on the strap protector that broke and there was a small (brass?) pin which was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,908
Posted By Mark Wood
One of the strap protectors broke earlier in the...

One of the strap protectors broke earlier in the year on my M6. This is the Leica technician's answer to my e-mail enquiry - it doesn't appear to be as simple as gluing them on:


Dear...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-28-2010
Replies: 68
Views: 11,243
Posted By Mark Wood
Not that long ago, Epson had a multi-format...

Not that long ago, Epson had a multi-format dedicated film scanner on the market, the F-3200. It looked rather good but seemed to disappear without trace rather quickly. Given the range of formats it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,577
Posted By Mark Wood
One of these protectors broke on my M6 a few...

One of these protectors broke on my M6 a few weeks ago. Thinking it might be glued on, I asked Leica about getting a replacement part and this is the reply I got directly from one of their workshop...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-10-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 4,298
Posted By Mark Wood
They do actually do some repairs in Milton...

They do actually do some repairs in Milton Keynes. My M6 went there a couple of weeks ago to have one of the strap protectors on the top plate replaced. They did that (which involves removing the top...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-28-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 11,647
Posted By Mark Wood
Also with flash, I can recommend using the camera...

Also with flash, I can recommend using the camera upside down, pressing the shutter release with your thumb (easier than it sounds). Otherwise, particularly with portraits, you'll get the most evil...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-28-2010
Replies: 68
Views: 5,490
Posted By Mark Wood
Voigtländer Vito B? Fairly compact, very nice...

Voigtländer Vito B? Fairly compact, very nice Color Skopar lens and they always seem to look like they're brand new, regardless of age! Just remeber when checking one over that the film sprockets...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-27-2010
Replies: 1,667
Views: 474,258
Posted By Mark Wood
Taken from the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix at...

Taken from the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix at about 8 am. M6 with pre-aspherical Summilux on original Velvia 50. On a Cibachrome print, the walking poles of the walkers on the ridge are clearly...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-11-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,878
Posted By Mark Wood
Interestingly, a few years ago, when Garry...

Interestingly, a few years ago, when Garry Coward-Williams was the Editor of AP, I sent in an e-mail questioning a test they'd done on the Minox 35GTE where it appeared to be impossible to get a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mark Wood
Hi J-P, Interesting. With my (1995 vintage) M6,...

Hi J-P,

Interesting. With my (1995 vintage) M6, the LEDs in the viewfinder seem to go very dim well before the meter starts to give inaccurate readings when the batteries need replacing. (Having...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mark Wood
I had a similar sounding problem with my M6 a...

I had a similar sounding problem with my M6 a couple of years ago. At 1/125th second, using the meter reading would have given 3-4 stops overexposure. I turned the shutter speed dial backwards and...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-22-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,682
Posted By Mark Wood
Isn't this rather like the connection that Argus...

Isn't this rather like the connection that Argus used for connecting the rangefinder to the lens on the C3 "brick"?
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-20-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By Mark Wood
If you can accept Kood filters (and I haven't...

If you can accept Kood filters (and I haven't seen anything serious wrong with them), try Denton Photographic:

http://www.ukcamera.com/denton/kood.htm

£6.95 for a 39 mm UV. They usually advertise...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-08-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By Mark Wood
BPD Photec still advertise...

BPD Photec still advertise Cibachrome:

http://www.bpdphotech.com

They were excellent last time I used them and not a bad price at all for hand printing. (No connection by the way!!)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,810
Posted By Mark Wood
I've had the motorised loader itself stuck in my...

I've had the motorised loader itself stuck in my Coolscan IV after ejecting a film strip. Eventually, after switching the scanner on and off again several times, it released and I could remove it as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-19-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By Mark Wood
If the base plate will fit with no film in the...

If the base plate will fit with no film in the camera, it sounds a bit like the cassette not being pushed in far enough (that often happens if the rewind crank fork hasn't engaged properly with the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-15-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By Mark Wood
Four or five years ago, MWClassic were selling a...

Four or five years ago, MWClassic were selling a couple for around £200 but reduced at least one to £150 as I know from first hand experience!! I haven't seen any for sale for a while so I'm not sure...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,609
Posted By Mark Wood
They shouldn't (because the filter thread is 41...

They shouldn't (because the filter thread is 41 mm) but some Hoya 40.5 mm filters fit very well on my LTM Summarit! (Other makes don't which may say something about Hoya's manufacturing tolerances -...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-01-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By Mark Wood
If it's the prong I think you're talking about,...

If it's the prong I think you're talking about, it was for pre-Ai meter coupling. For both the P and S modes, the aperture needs to be set to the highest f-stop value (f16, f22...) for the metering...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-30-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 5,946
Posted By Mark Wood
In the UK of course but Peter at CRR in Luton...

In the UK of course but Peter at CRR in Luton still advertises CL servicing (including meter cell replacement):

http://www.angelfire.com/biz/Leica/page9.html

From my experience of his work with LTM...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,776
Posted By Mark Wood
I've used both: * 35-70/3.5-4.5 variable *...

I've used both:

* 35-70/3.5-4.5 variable
* 35-70/3.5-4.8 variable (Cosina made?)

As has been mentioned elsewhere, the 3.5-4.5 is incredibly compact and fits inside the normal case just as a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 4,418
Posted By Mark Wood
That sounds like it could possibly be 828 roll...

That sounds like it could possibly be 828 roll film for the Kodak Bantam cameras. That was sold in 8 exposure lengths, 40 mm wide I think. (Quite an impressive format with Kodachrome too!)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2009
Replies: 59
Views: 4,281
Posted By Mark Wood
Err, I did read Keith's post and the AP article!...

Err, I did read Keith's post and the AP article! Sony are saying that these frills are for "entry level users" as partial justification for missing them off their new full frame SLR.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2009
Replies: 59
Views: 4,281
Posted By Mark Wood
I thought I'd read and interpreted the article...

I thought I'd read and interpreted the article properly!!!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2009
Replies: 59
Views: 4,281
Posted By Mark Wood
Sony seem to be getting the right idea, having...

Sony seem to be getting the right idea, having declared that "Live View" and "Video" modes are "Entry Level...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-08-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 4,986
Posted By Mark Wood
So you've used a Pentacon Six waist level finder...

So you've used a Pentacon Six waist level finder then?!!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-02-2009
Replies: 82
Views: 50,866
Posted By Mark Wood
Aha, that's explained why my iMac still believes...

Aha, that's explained why my iMac still believes it's using version 4.0!!

Oddly, my Epson 870 has developed a problem with a regular, very fine band appearing on prints but that's with OSX 10.5 and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-02-2009
Replies: 82
Views: 50,866
Posted By Mark Wood
I'm glad it wasn't just my imagination! It would...

I'm glad it wasn't just my imagination! It would be useful if Nikon would be more specific about the nature of the problems as I've yet to encounter any with 10.5 or 10.6. Now, dare I update my main...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-01-2009
Replies: 82
Views: 50,866
Posted By Mark Wood
I didn't have any apparent problems installing...

I didn't have any apparent problems installing and running it on two Intel-based Macs running on OS10.5 (with all of the Apple updates) but I guess that isn't a definitive answer.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-01-2009
Replies: 82
Views: 50,866
Posted By Mark Wood
Mac OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Nikonscan?

It's a question that's bound to crop up sooner or later, given Nikon's apparent determination to not update the Mac version of Nikonscan. Well, having done the risky experiment and updated a 2.4 GHz...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-28-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,816
Posted By Mark Wood
Interesting to read that: "The camera is fully...

Interesting to read that:

"The camera is fully operational with accurate shutter speeds, working self timer and frameline preview."

Hmm....
Forum: Olympus RF 08-28-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,366
Posted By Mark Wood
One of the official Olympus repairers, Luton...

One of the official Olympus repairers, Luton Cameras (http://www.lutoncameras.co.uk/) has the calculator panels advertised for sale at £5. If you go to their home page and then follow the link on the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,989
Posted By Mark Wood
Amateur Photographer promised a review of Ektar...

Amateur Photographer promised a review of Ektar ages ago and it would be great to see one of Geoffrey Crawley's full tests before Kodak stop making it! Mind you, they've barely mentioned the Bessa 67...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,228
Posted By Mark Wood
It was the same here in the UK where it's...

It was the same here in the UK where it's interesting that it seems to be largely forgotten that 24 exp films are a relatively recent introduction! 20 exp was normal until the early 1980s for all...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,578
Posted By Mark Wood
Just checked, it's on their website, called...

Just checked, it's on their website, called "Redscale"
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,578
Posted By Mark Wood
Weren't the Lomography lot touting something very...

Weren't the Lomography lot touting something very similar a few months ago, which was basically colour negative film spooled with the emulsion side out?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,578
Posted By Mark Wood
Available at "Ars-imago". Sounds...

Available at "Ars-imago". Sounds appropriate!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-15-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By Mark Wood
...and rear caps for Exakta bayonet lenses....

...and rear caps for Exakta bayonet lenses. (Well, they fit well enough!)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-25-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By Mark Wood
It's orange-coloured fogging so, assuming it's...

It's orange-coloured fogging so, assuming it's colour negative film, the light is coming from behind the film, which points strongly towards the camera back.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-29-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By Mark Wood
Not ideal but if you don't mind cutting them into...

Not ideal but if you don't mind cutting them into individual negatives (and and don't mind fiddling about!), I guess you could put them into a normal 35 mm glass slide mount (e.g. Gepe).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-22-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Posted By Mark Wood
[QUOTE=Dralowid;1059297]Gaze lovingly at the dial...

[QUOTE=Dralowid;1059297]Gaze lovingly at the dial on an older Weston Meter (try IV) and all will be revealed....

Absolutely. Just a slight problem though, whilst the IV's dial does have 1/3 stop...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-14-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,400
Posted By Mark Wood
Bismuth is certainly a major constituent of low...

Bismuth is certainly a major constituent of low melting alloys. Just for reference, Wood's metal is:

Bismuth 50%
Cadmium 12.5%
Lead 25%
Tin 12.5%

(I assume these percentages are by weight and not...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-14-2009
Replies: 122
Views: 11,496
Posted By Mark Wood
Just to avoid a war of words, I ought to add that...

Just to avoid a war of words, I ought to add that I thought long and hard before calling this camera a pile of junk. Well, not that long actually, it really was...!!
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-14-2009
Replies: 122
Views: 11,496
Posted By Mark Wood
A Lomo LC-A in the mid-1980s when they were...

A Lomo LC-A in the mid-1980s when they were badged as "Zenit" and, although it's hard to believe now, sold in the UK as "serious" compact cameras by TOE. This was well before all of the "Emperor's...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-06-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,219
Posted By Mark Wood
I'd recommend...

I'd recommend Mailshots:

http://www.mailshotsuk.co.uk/

Prices are OK and delivery is usually next day. I've found they're also very helpful on the phone, rather a contrast to walking into a certain...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,708
Posted By Mark Wood
Is this the Kiev 4a version with the rather...

Is this the Kiev 4a version with the rather obvious light leak into the other eye...?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By Mark Wood
Really? The batteries have been in mine (1995...

Really? The batteries have been in mine (1995 vintage M6) for about 8 years and they're still fine. I can't remember the last time its shutter dial was set to "B"!

My Olympus OM-40 on the other hand...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By Mark Wood
The batteries in the M6 are only for the meter....

The batteries in the M6 are only for the meter. Everything else (there isn't much else apart from the shutter, film advance and rangefinder!) works without it. It's a completely mechanical shutter so...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-27-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By Mark Wood
In normal daylight, I'd be very surprised if...

In normal daylight, I'd be very surprised if there's ever been any other meter that (assuming it's properly calibrated) is quite as easy/foolproof to use for incident light readings as a Weston IV,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-27-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,149
Posted By Mark Wood
Well the seller does say: "i have never seen...

Well the seller does say:

"i have never seen anything like this in my life"
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-27-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,449
Posted By Mark Wood
There are two parts to the Rolleinar. A normal...

There are two parts to the Rolleinar. A normal supplementary lens that fits on the taking lens and a corresponding one for the viewing lens that contains a prism (I think) to correct the view for...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-24-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,751
Posted By Mark Wood
My 35GT has always been pretty much the same,...

My 35GT has always been pretty much the same, often under exposing, particularly with transparency film and with the correct 5.6 V battery. (By the way, the exposure compensation switch only gives 1...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-27-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By Mark Wood
Firstly, I'd lay the negative strip across the...

Firstly, I'd lay the negative strip across the film plane and line a frame up with the shutter aperture to see where the clearly defined straight edge of the fogging pattern lines up with the body...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-27-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By Mark Wood
Given the orange colouration in the fogging (and...

Given the orange colouration in the fogging (and I assume it's colour negative film?), the light is coming from behind the film which I suspect reduces the likelihood of it coming from the...
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