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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 50 Minutes Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 8
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
How strange - yes I have. In my case it was...

How strange - yes I have. In my case it was Portra 800 with the new backing in my Rolleiflex 3.5F. I noticed the film advance was exceptionally hard to wind - nothing like that before, and I've...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Well, I'll be taking the Leica III with 1932...

Well, I'll be taking the Leica III with 1932 Elmar 3.5cm back to its home. I'm afraid the M3 will have to put up with a Zeiss 35mm Biogon as my Summaron specs are hopelessly out of alignment and are...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks so much - I really must stop looking at my...

Thanks so much - I really must stop looking at my old cameras and assuming they still make them there...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wetzlar tourism - things to do in a spare day

By good fortune, and no reward flights back that day, I find myself with a free day to spend in Wetzlar next week. Obviously there are things to do and see at the Leica complex in Solms, but any...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 218
Views: 22,145
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Warships he wanted RFA Stromness entering...

Warships he wanted

RFA Stromness entering Plymouth Sound for Navy Days 1981.
Zenit E, Helios 44 on Kodachrome of some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,599
Views: 277,795
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The one, the only, Jaguar XJ13 at Gaydon National...

The one, the only, Jaguar XJ13 at Gaydon National Motor Museum

Rolleiflex 2.8F, Bergger Pancro 400 at 1600, Rodinal 1:33 semi-stand for 1...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 347
Views: 16,252
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I decided to mount up my Super Takumar 50mm f1.4...

I decided to mount up my Super Takumar 50mm f1.4 8 element with adapter on my Fuji XT30 and I really like the results.


Animatronic T Rex at the Natural History Museum shot at 12800iso. Definitely...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Indeed, a concise and precise summary. Sadly I...

Indeed, a concise and precise summary. Sadly I can't remember the last time I said wow.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 865
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I bought my XT30 for colour work as I hate...

I bought my XT30 for colour work as I hate developing colour and found the ratio of decent pics to cost of film unrewarding. That it gives a black and white capability that I enjoy was an added...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Now that is a nice new car, especially well...

Now that is a nice new car, especially well rendered into something older by the film!

My problem is as a car nut that I can hardly think of a single new car that I like the look of.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just the one colour would be Portra 400, very...

Just the one colour would be Portra 400, very flexible and capable of both pushing and pulling, colours are lovely.

Black and white - Kodak Tmax400. Sharp, gorgeous tones, pushable to 1600 without...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 865
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sorry - not sure what you are asking?

Sorry - not sure what you are asking?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 5 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 865
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A friend, a professional, highly recommended the...

A friend, a professional, highly recommended the Fuji X cameras to me for black and white. He switched to an XPro2 from a Leica Monochrom. This was just uploaded from today - it's from an XT30 using...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 1,766
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have a VCII and an MR (which underexposes). The...

I have a VCII and an MR (which underexposes). The VCII is accurate, small and stylish. But - you have to take your eye of the subject, fiddle with the dials and make sure those settings are adjusted...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 947
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That lens is a beauty and wonderfully compact. I...

That lens is a beauty and wonderfully compact. I saw someone with an insanely large Canon DSLR shooting it and it really did just look like an oversized flange. Results are excellent, very sharp and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 947
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Kodak Retina - beautiful small camera with lovely...

Kodak Retina - beautiful small camera with lovely lens and cold shoe.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 1,766
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Could hardly be worse...

Could hardly be worse...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,109
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm trying to find one to take with me to Germany...

I'm trying to find one to take with me to Germany next week. There are ten used 35mm f1.4s at my favourite dealer Wex, but no f2s. I think that says a lot!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 7,666
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Dourbalister - such lovely results you get from...

Dourbalister - such lovely results you get from this. The first is stunning - both as a photo and as proof of what the film can deliver!

Were it not for a 40 roll backlog I need to work through, I'd...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,117
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Pathway to Brentor Church, Dartmoor. Leica M3,...

Pathway to Brentor Church, Dartmoor. Leica M3, Zeiss Biogon C 35mm f2.8, Ilford Delta 400

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/pathway-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fascinating - what did you use to fill in the...

Fascinating - what did you use to fill in the black and how did you remove the surplus?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,128
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Any new film is interesting even if not for me....

Any new film is interesting even if not for me. Their 800 colour is lovely, and a friend is producing super results with Potsdam 100 - I think that is rebranded ORWO UN54. If it sells more it is a...
Forum: Other RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's interesting, even more learned today,...

That's interesting, even more learned today, thanks Erik

Mine is faintly crude and a little difficult to operate the aperture (I think a CLA would help). Mine has a tiny chip in the front element,...
Forum: Other RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very interesting - thank you!. All I do know is...

Very interesting - thank you!. All I do know is that the Amotal lens (hat tip to Erik) is astonishing! I have one in later adapted L39 mount and I love it.

I now know how much US$700 was when it...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,109
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
M9 is both wider and taller. If you want...

M9 is both wider and taller.

If you want something smaller with a beautiful lens, the X100F with the 23mm f2 takes some beating. Having a fixed lens 23mm f2 makes it ultra compact. The 35mm f1.4 is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,633
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That is a gorgeous photo - the colours themselves...

That is a gorgeous photo - the colours themselves give it a time and place, and while the smokestack menaces in the background, there is a sense of the future and optimism in the bright colours (has...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 947
Views: 187,839
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A foretaste of infinity, Olympus XA3 Portra...

A foretaste of infinity, Olympus XA3 Portra 400

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/eternity-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 728
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Great link Dourbalister! I was too young to...

Great link Dourbalister!

I was too young to remember the moon landings, but I recall my father talking reverently about Hasselblads as the great cameras that went to the moon. The images are just...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,633
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Within such a short space of time that world has...

Within such a short space of time that world has gone. I welcome the end of horrible smoke and pollution, but photos without it don't look half so good!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,306
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ultimately it's about what we all enjoy most (or...

Ultimately it's about what we all enjoy most (or more if it's just film vs digital). I do both and enjoy them.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,999
Views: 478,345
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Me backwards, Fujifilm XT30 with adapted Zeiss...

Me backwards, Fujifilm XT30 with adapted Zeiss Ultron 50mm f1.8 in Acros Red filter emulation mode.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/me-1-of-1-2.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,306
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I feel the same way about my Fujifilm XT30. I was...

I feel the same way about my Fujifilm XT30. I was out today testing my Rolleiflex 2.8F with Delta 400, but the Fuji could deliver colour, black and white, inside and out, with ISOs up to 6400 (I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Phil - very helpful. Not one for me then!

Thanks Phil - very helpful. Not one for me then!
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Help identifying this lens mount

Popped in to my dealer today, before selling me a Rolleiflex 2.8F, he brought out this Angenieux 9.5-57mm 16mm cine zoom. He knows I want to convert something interesting to use with mirrorless. He...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,832
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
They sound like they are snowed. They do a lot of...

They sound like they are snowed. They do a lot of work for dealers too and it wouldn't surprise me if that gets done a bit more promptly, but I might be transferring my experience with another...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,670
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ball s. I went into my favourite film camera...

Ball s. I went into my favourite film camera store for an autofocus Nikkor 50mm f1.8 and a Helios 44, and came out with a mint Rolleiflex 2.8F.

He threw in the Helios 44 and a lens hood.

I hate...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Apart from the chemical disposal side, a garage...

Apart from the chemical disposal side, a garage unless the concrete is fully sealed can be extremely dusty.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,411
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The more I think about it, the more it makes...

The more I think about it, the more it makes sense. Plug in the film type to the EVF and get an image that renders as the film would before you shoot it - it's how my Fuji XT30 works and it's...
Forum: Olympus RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 162
Views: 29,547
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Looks a stunning building - I'm very fond of...

Looks a stunning building - I'm very fond of early mediaeval churches and as it's near to the Goodwood circuit I'll pop in next time I'm down there!
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,411
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Agreed. In an afternoon yesterday it completely...

Agreed. In an afternoon yesterday it completely and totally changed my approach to using a digital camera rather than film.

My ideal would be simply a rangefinder with lenses capable of close focus,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 193
Views: 10,222
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fujifilm XT30

Fujifilm XT30
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
High contrast scenes with strong highlights not a...

High contrast scenes with strong highlights not a problem so far...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The road less travelled by me - XT30

So, delighted to bits by the performance of my X100T, but wanting interchangeable lenses, I was incredibly taken by the new(ish) XT30, being small and with staggeringly good autofocus.

I took it out...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,700
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Beautiful images Erik - I think the softness of...

Beautiful images Erik - I think the softness of wide open gives such an atmosphere to the photos.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's a bit fiddly, but I only have the filter...

It's a bit fiddly, but I only have the filter ring at present, but it's no more of a pain than adding a Rolleinar to my Rolleiflex, and as I always have a small bag to cart stuff in, it's a minor...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Classic motor sport. Spectating...

Classic motor sport. Spectating obviously!

Bugatti coming out of Orchards Corner, Prescott Hill Climb Vie en Bleu, 2018
Voigtlander Bessaflex, Super Takumar 85mm f1.9, Bergger Pancro...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I found a reasonably priced tele converter for...

I found a reasonably priced tele converter for the X100T - first generation, and I have to say that extra flexibility it gave was much appreciated today. Lovely results using the camera, and for the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'd better do that then!

I'd better do that then!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thank you very much brbo - the instructions from...

Thank you very much brbo - the instructions from the vendor of the Remjet removal were not quite as rigorous.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Kodak Vision 250D - mixed results of first roll

I have enjoyed many photos I seen shot on movie film, which is handspooled in the UK by Nik and Trick among others. I bought 3 rolls of 30 from them, plus remjet remover, but did developing at 38C...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have used old Leica M, Zeiss (east and west),...

I have used old Leica M, Zeiss (east and west), Meyer Optik in Praktina mount, M42 Russian, L39 Cooke, Minolta MD, Nikkor, Pentax Super Takumar, Topcor Exa mount, Leica R (both macro and normal) and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,083
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Brilliant! I blame my stomach to head size ratio...

Brilliant! I blame my stomach to head size ratio on foreshortening...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 444
Views: 173,438
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ebb tide, Royal Albert Rail and Tamar Road...

Ebb tide, Royal Albert Rail and Tamar Road Bridges, Saltash Passage, Devon.

Linhof Master Technika V 4x5, Schneider Kreuznach 90mm f5.6 on Bergger Pancro...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm taking too many images and loving not having...

I'm taking too many images and loving not having to develop them. I found myself unenthused about developing a Tmax 400 roll from my Nikon F2AS this morning, partially because I knew the meter is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 7,885
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Life of Riley. Leica M2, Cooke Amotal 2inch f2,...

Life of Riley. Leica M2, Cooke Amotal 2inch f2, Tmax400 at 200, Perceptol 1:2. Thanks to Erik, this is now my favourite film and developer combination of choice. At least while there's plenty of...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks all. I'm enjoying the camera a lot but...

Thanks all. I'm enjoying the camera a lot but need to get at least another battery (forgetting to charge last night was a problem).

After a few years of film it's a bit weird getting into menus and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,599
Views: 277,795
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Series 1 P6 - gorgeous car (and photo) Michael!

Series 1 P6 - gorgeous car (and photo) Michael!
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Glorious photos from an era and country so...

Glorious photos from an era and country so unfamiliar to me (although I loved the Americans at the bulb factory in their large hats!).
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That would explain my delight at no blown...

That would explain my delight at no blown highlights, it's the major part of why I mostly shoot film.

Another photographer who I had thought to be purist said most pros (himself included) use P all...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I don't think I'll be giving up black and white...

I don't think I'll be giving up black and white film just yet, but it does a pretty convincing job with monochrome too. However, colour film is definitely for the chop. Only 25 rolls to get...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
GFX100R looked better! Thanks to all for your...

GFX100R looked better!

Thanks to all for your help, it was really useful and I read all the updates as I travelled.

So, so nice to go to a real camera store with lots of stuff on display and a...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks ruby.monkey. I'll have a good look at...

Thanks ruby.monkey. I'll have a good look at everything, although weather sealing and the ability to take speed boosting adapters has no real appeal - I'd rather get speed in dark spaces from higher...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks - I have so many lenses I can adapt, but...

Thanks - I have so many lenses I can adapt, but for the native system glass I'll probably end up with just one prime (X100 route) or two (XE).

Right, must get up and off to Wex in East London who...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A supplementary question for tbhv55 - which...

A supplementary question for tbhv55 - which lenses do you most use for the XE1?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It helps a lot! I have the same issue with all my...

It helps a lot! I have the same issue with all my other cameras, a month of total use then try another etc repeat, rinse and re-do.

The fact is you use them! :D
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
A fork in the road - X100 vs XE (not yet sure of model)

Age keeps creeping up on me, its sinuous hands slowly attenuating my eyes, grip, load capacity and a few other things I can't remember. A recent trip to the wonderful Fighter Command Battle of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,651
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'd parked my black Nikons on the kitchen...

I'd parked my black Nikons on the kitchen worktops and the directional light of daybreak just hit them. a7s with Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,155
Views: 414,552
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
What an agreeably vintage looking cat!

What an agreeably vintage looking cat!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 850
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
114064 David.

114064 David.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 850
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Have you tried Kodak Tmax400 shot at 800 and...

Have you tried Kodak Tmax400 shot at 800 and developed normally? My friend Keith Moss, an Ilford Artisan partner and specialist film photographer has recommended I try it as there is very little...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,651
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
From a test roll through my Nikon EM, which...

From a test roll through my Nikon EM, which underexposed every photo by at least a stop. But the Nikon FE shot had more atmosphere as a result. Ilford Delta Pro 400 at 1600, semi-stand with Rodinal...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,793
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Personally I wouldn't get anything repaired if...

Personally I wouldn't get anything repaired if sold to me at a price that is close to market. I bought a dual range Summicron last year for a sensible Goldilocks price, which had a fault with the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
There are numerous re-spooled movie films out...

There are numerous re-spooled movie films out there, such as those of the admirable Nik and Trick, but they don't use company logos as they'd have their arses sued to pieces*. China seems excessively...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 850
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Shot a roll for the first time this weekend. A...

Shot a roll for the first time this weekend. A wonderful film (if a bit fast for bright sunlight!)

Leica M2 with 35mm f2.8 Zeiss Biogon C...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 476
Views: 36,461
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes - got that sort of hand grenade / dalek base....

Yes - got that sort of hand grenade / dalek base. It is a great lens which I would never have found without your comments. Now it is my go to 50mm for black and white.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,793
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Send it back, what you've written is irrelevant....

Send it back, what you've written is irrelevant.

Pointless dealing with the seller, Ebay will handle it all.

Getting a repair could easily take 6 months plus (the backlog at UK repairers is...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 939
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My serviced and bought from top London dealer...

My serviced and bought from top London dealer Leica III is sitting on the shelf with shutter advance fubar and problems with shutter speeds above 100.

My Zorki 4 just keeps working.

I paid £55 for...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,461
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just figured out how to post, once I cut the file...

Just figured out how to post, once I cut the file size, no issue.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 4,245
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Using the 40mm Ultron f2 on my Nikon FE....

Using the 40mm Ultron f2 on my Nikon FE.

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/underground-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,599
Views: 277,795
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Pre WWI Standard. The saturation of Kodak Ektar...

Pre WWI Standard. The saturation of Kodak Ektar 100 revealing the tarnish that makes me want to get out the Brasso. Rolleiflex...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 420
Views: 62,177
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Excellent! You could post that under man and a...

Excellent! You could post that under man and a woman too!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,573
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Not specifically on your list, but I was out this...

Not specifically on your list, but I was out this weekend shooting the 40mm Ultron f2 on my Nikon FE, and a Carl Zeiss Biogon 35mm f2.8 on my M2. The latter is absolutely brilliant for colour, sharp,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,346
Views: 263,955
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm waiting to test my newly acquired Zorki 3M...

I'm waiting to test my newly acquired Zorki 3M but it feels very well built (better than the Zorki 4), and I have absolutely no worries about taking it anywhere.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 483
Views: 64,937
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Rumbled, Portobello Road market, Nikon FE,...

Rumbled, Portobello Road market, Nikon FE, Voigtlander 40mm Ultron f2
Tri X 400 shot at 200, HC110 (B)

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/stuffed-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,039
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Took it out for a spin on the Nikon FE to Notting...

Took it out for a spin on the Nikon FE to Notting Hill this morning. Rather lovely rendering with TriX, and a super little lens. Ideal for street shooting, no cropping needed on any photo so far....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 7,452
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Took my FE out today for a walk in London with...

Took my FE out today for a walk in London with the Ultron 40mm. It was that or the FM2n, but I decided to make life easy. I bought my FM2n entirely by accident - I was off on a street photography day...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely, sharp and excellent colours. Shame about...

Lovely, sharp and excellent colours. Shame about the light leak.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 476
Views: 36,461
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Leica M2 with Cooke Amotal 2 inch f2 Kodak...

Leica M2 with Cooke Amotal 2 inch f2
Kodak Tmax400 at 200, Perceptol 1:2

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/manwomanbrooklands-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 204
Views: 70,468
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Someone else here mentioned stand development for...

Someone else here mentioned stand development for C41 (IIRC it was an hour at 20C) but I'll be something ruded if I can find it.

The results were good too.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,599
Views: 277,795
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Riley Big 4 special, Vintage Sports Car Club...

Riley Big 4 special, Vintage Sports Car Club Double Twelve 2019, Brooklands

Leica M2, Cooke Amotal 2inch f2, Tmax400 at 200 in Perceptol...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,039
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just arrived and what a beautiful lens! Lovely...

Just arrived and what a beautiful lens! Lovely construction and materials. Just that tiniest bit shorter than the 50mm Nikkor f1.8 pancake, both shown below. The weekend offers plentiful shooting...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 545
Views: 143,038
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Erik - that is absolutely gorgeous. Exquisite...

Erik - that is absolutely gorgeous. Exquisite composition.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 939
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just remember they are old. My Leica III shutter...

Just remember they are old. My Leica III shutter advance stopped working this week, film winds on but the shutter doesn't. As David Hughes said above, you can't generalise at this age - mine was from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,627
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wow! It is a digital back to work with the V...

Wow!

It is a digital back to work with the V system, and a replacement for the SWC body that works with all classic and modern Hasselblad lenses with adapters. No doubt it will not be in my price...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,039
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just got the 50mm Nikkor f1.8 pancake lens from...

Just got the 50mm Nikkor f1.8 pancake lens from Japan. What a beautifully made and finished lens - again another Ken Rockwell recommendation. 4 days delivery too as it fell below the duty threshold.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,039
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely photos, thank you! Mine has been posted...

Lovely photos, thank you!

Mine has been posted from Spain, and I can't wait, although with current weather it won't be getting much use.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-18-2019
Replies: 522
Views: 82,870
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Craig at Brooklands in his Fiat Balilla...

Craig at Brooklands in his Fiat Balilla Sport

Rolleiflex 3.5F, Bergger Pancro 400 shot at 200 in Spur Acurol N...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
To celebrate the triumph of Soviet Camera over...

To celebrate the triumph of Soviet Camera over bourgeois fascist Leica, I'm listening to Leonid Kharitonov singing The Cliff with the Red Army choir. Ponderous revolutionay song that that psychopaths...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Good point! Needless to say the Leica III broke...

Good point! Needless to say the Leica III broke down on the weekend, so it can be spared easily.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Curtains checked and entirely good, slow speeds...

Curtains checked and entirely good, slow speeds sound ok but when I get the spool I'll check with a film in.

I don't trust anything FSU at this stage!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Finally, got a very good looking Zorki 3M arrive...

Finally, got a very good looking Zorki 3M arrive this morning, shutter curtain perfect, all speeds seem to work, the Jupiter 8 it came with is free of most rubbish and the whole thing looks to be...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-17-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,165
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Precisely so! So much character in each set, they...

Precisely so! So much character in each set, they are almost* persuading me of the merits of a digital Leica.


(*but not yet!)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I agree Jan - the lenses are superlative, and...

I agree Jan - the lenses are superlative, and still much cheaper than the M mount equivalents. I use them about half the time on the R bodies I have and the other half on the A7s with adapter. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'd push Tmax or TriX 2 stops - IF your metering...

I'd push Tmax or TriX 2 stops - IF your metering determines it to be necessary. With a lot of external light and interior lighting you may well find you don't need to push much, and Tmax can be...
Forum: Travel 06-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Depends when in September and whether I've sold...

Depends when in September and whether I've sold my house by then, but happy to pop up to town to do some shooting if I'm free.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
R7 with Summilux R 80mm f1.4 3 cam Kodak Portra...

R7 with Summilux R 80mm f1.4 3 cam Kodak Portra 400

Aston Martin DB5 instrument binnacle

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/astonmdb5dashsummilux80portra400-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've got an R4s and an R7 - love both but prefer...

I've got an R4s and an R7 - love both but prefer the exposure information of the latter.

R4s with Summicron 50mm f2 3 cam on Kodak...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-14-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 6,761
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Agreed - exquisite images and great optics. I...

Agreed - exquisite images and great optics.

I see my favourite camera shop has an Ensign Selfix 12-20 for the grand total of £29...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,276
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Those that got out alive, of course. I have been...

Those that got out alive, of course.

I have been to Germany more times than any other country. In that time I have never once worried about criminality, other than my Londoner habit of jaywalking....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,276
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Brilliant! :)

Brilliant! :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,039
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Excellent, found a version 3 (metal rim but still...

Excellent, found a version 3 (metal rim but still pancake) in Spain, so no additional duties to pay, so just had my offer accepted.

Keen to try out an equally compact camera for street work I found...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,276
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Rolleiflex, lovely camera and gets a lot of...

Rolleiflex, lovely camera and gets a lot of people chatting.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,039
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Precisely one lens available that I can find in...

Precisely one lens available that I can find in the UK, the latest model, and attached to an F4 that needs a new finder.

I shall keep hunting, I'm keen to avoid buying in from Japan or the US...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Spot on as always Ko.Fe I develop both colour and...

Spot on as always Ko.Fe I develop both colour and Black and white and I find the claim that colour is easier totally baffling.

Getting something to 38c is considerably harder than 20C, keeping it...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,489
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just in the final stages of scanning my first...

Just in the final stages of scanning my first roll through the Vitessa. The results from the Color Skopar are very good and sharp enough, but with a bit of post sharpening they are very pleasing. A...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-13-2019
Replies: 1,599
Views: 277,795
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes, the block of my 3.6 litre flathead V8...

Yes, the block of my 3.6 litre flathead V8 cracked (seized water pump) and I'm sure it's been united with a boat.

The 4.2 French flathead that replaced it in my 1949 Allard was made of sterner...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-13-2019
Replies: 1,599
Views: 277,795
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Nice Edelbrock 24 stud header on that Flathead!

Nice Edelbrock 24 stud header on that Flathead!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Manchester Northern Quarter, June 2018 Nikon...

Manchester Northern Quarter, June 2018

Nikon FM2n, Nikkor 35mm f2
Ilford FP4+ @125, FX39 1:9 for 5.30 minutes (30 secs then 3 inversions each...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 06-13-2019
Replies: 1,525
Views: 97,054
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Manchester Northern Quarter, June 2018 Nikon...

Manchester Northern Quarter, June 2018

Nikon FM2n, Nikkor 35mm f2
Ilford FP4+ @125, FX39 1:9 for 5.30

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/mancsstreetfp4-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Summer, Plymouth Hoe Nikon FM2n, Nikkor 35mm...

Summer, Plymouth Hoe

Nikon FM2n, Nikkor 35mm f2
FP4+ pushed to 250 and souped in XTOL 1:1
30secs inversions, then 3 per minute for 12...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,039
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wonderful information and photos, thank...

Wonderful information and photos, thank you!

I've seen the first type advertised and that looks very much like my original Zeiss Ultron 50mm f1.8 M42, which is a stunning lens in every way but for...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,559
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have a few things to sell but I'm not sure...

I have a few things to sell but I'm not sure there are any viable alternatives to Ebay other than getting genuinely lowballed at dealers.

I do find the whole thing increasingly bizarre. In the last...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-12-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,539
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fascinating, thank you Kangaroo2012!

Fascinating, thank you Kangaroo2012!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,039
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks Dourbalister too. Looks like one of the...

Thanks Dourbalister too.

Looks like one of the chipped ones is the best for my plans.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,039
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Thanks very much Huss, and super shots. While...

Thanks very much Huss, and super shots. While I've never had a problem with Ken Rockwell's reviews, it's always better to get a regular shooter's impression.

I'll need to decide if I ever intend to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,039
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f2 for Nikon - impressions sought and which version?

I went out on Saturday for some street photography (mainly also to try out some Fujicolor 200). I took a Bessaflex with a 35mm Flektogon and a 50mm Zeiss Ultron, both of which are gorgeous lenses. I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-11-2019
Replies: 269
Views: 31,916
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Billy at Project Shop. BMW 2002...

Billy at Project Shop. BMW 2002 Touring.

Rolleicord Va, Xenar 75mm f3.5 on HP5+ pushed to 1600

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/billy2002-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 7,666
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's absolutely gorgeous Dourbalister (so are...

That's absolutely gorgeous Dourbalister (so are all your other photos). The OOF areas are made even more beautiful by the low contrast graininess of the film.

Time to give Orwo a try (well, when...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 545
Views: 143,038
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very very nice Pan!

Very very nice Pan!
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-11-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 742
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
You can use them as you would on a native camera.

You can use them as you would on a native camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Depends on the lens. For example I much prefer...

Depends on the lens. For example I much prefer the colour rendition of my Zeiss Biogon C 35mm so would put colour in the Leica.

Just don't keep doing a switcheroo, I once shot an entire roll of...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-10-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 742
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I shoot an A7s with numerous adapted lenses - I...

I shoot an A7s with numerous adapted lenses - I bought it for its low light performance, as I have a penchant for old, dark, church interiors. It is ideal, focus assist gets you there most of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,927
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've been holding off shooting old Acros as I...

I've been holding off shooting old Acros as I don't have large stocks, so this is excellent news.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Good tip - thanks!

Good tip - thanks!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 4,245
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I tend to get the bit between my teeth, but today...

I tend to get the bit between my teeth, but today was the only free day in weeks, so it was good to get out and then do some developing.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2019
Replies: 5,552
Views: 953,216
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Such a useful camera to be able to mount M42...

Such a useful camera to be able to mount M42 lenses of all types, with a decent meter. Someone in the know (young chap) complimented me on it today.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2019
Replies: 5,552
Views: 953,216
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Bessaflex with CZJ Flektogon 35mmf2.4 in Books...

Bessaflex with CZJ Flektogon 35mmf2.4 in Books for Cooks, Notting Hill. Coffee, so so, but the Seville orange cake was utterly fabulous (hence why it had...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 4,245
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Well, my delivery of Fujicolor 200 (1 year...

Well, my delivery of Fujicolor 200 (1 year expired and fresh) arrived yesterday, so I popped an expired roll in each of the Olympus Mju II (consumer film in a consumer camera) and the Voigtlander...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 33,370
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Volkspolizei Wartburg Leica R7, Summilux R 80mm...

Volkspolizei Wartburg

Leica R7, Summilux R 80mm at F1.4, Kodak Tmax 400 EI 200 in Perceptol 1:2

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/volkspolizei-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,388
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I do all my own Black and white (which I...

I do all my own Black and white (which I generally love doing) and all my colour (which I enjoy a lot less). By doing so I have more than paid for the cost of a scanner and now save myself about £5 a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 4,245
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very good point Huss. Looking at my early film...

Very good point Huss. Looking at my early film photos from my youth, the mass market processed prints are of shocking quality, while the Kodachrome slides that had proper processing are way...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 4,245
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's invidious to single any of your photos out,...

It's invidious to single any of your photos out, but this is delightful!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 4,245
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I think they look great - surprisingly so as I...

I think they look great - surprisingly so as I tend to dislike the cheaper Kodak films, but prefer Portra to the Fuji equivalents.

For those in the UK, Firstcall is selling expired C200 (july 2018)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 704
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
X3 I watch the vids, and they mostly all miss...

X3

I watch the vids, and they mostly all miss the point.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have a Nikon FM2n and it is a great camera....

I have a Nikon FM2n and it is a great camera. Rugged yet light and compact. The only mild drawback is the limited metering information - I'd like to know by how much I am under/over exposed rather...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6,410
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I think sealed it would last 3/4 years, but...

I think sealed it would last 3/4 years, but unsealed as mine was with about a quarter used, it really was exhausted.

By coincidence I found the Acurol N development time chart and it gives likely...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-03-2019
Replies: 1,302
Views: 335,592
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lady on the Plymouth train at the Teign...

Lady on the Plymouth train at the Teign estuary

Zorki 4, Jupiter 8 50mm f2, on Ilford HP5 in Ilfosol 3

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/trainlady-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-03-2019
Replies: 1,072
Views: 233,237
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Bugatti Type 35, Bugatti Owners Club. 1932 Elmar...

Bugatti Type 35, Bugatti Owners Club. 1932 Elmar 35mm f3.5 on Leica III, Tmax400 in Perceptol 1:2

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/bugst35elmar35mmtmax2-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-02-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6,410
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yes to your question Albireo, it's the shooting...

Yes to your question Albireo, it's the shooting at lower than box speed that cuts its use for me - which leads to the developer ageing faster than I'd like.

I would experiment with 30 secs less to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-01-2019
Replies: 1,599
Views: 277,795
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
PJ 8733 at the Bugatti Owners Club 90th...

PJ 8733 at the Bugatti Owners Club 90th anniversary. Possibly a type 35 but there was a type 22/23 of the same registration.

Leica M3, Voigtlander Heliar Superwide 15mm f4.5
Kodak Tmax400 shot at...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-01-2019
Replies: 1,599
Views: 277,795
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice Nick! Aston Martin DB5, Bugatti Owners...

Very nice Nick!

Aston Martin DB5, Bugatti Owners Club la Vie en Bleu May 2019. Leica M3 with Voigtlander Heliar Superwide 15mm f4.5 on Kodak 400 Tmax shot at 200 and processed in Perceptol...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-01-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I've bought a few things there but of late have...

I've bought a few things there but of late have been decidedly miserly. Some intriguing clutter there though!

I have reached the point where if I like the look, however flawed, I'll shoot that. It...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-01-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Alas I had returned to South Bucks by then, but...

Alas I had returned to South Bucks by then, but given I'd been in with it to see Russell at Soperfect on the Barbican, most long term residents there probably thought it was far too normal!

It's a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-31-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
In fact more than alright. Next time I'll use...

In fact more than alright. Next time I'll use Tmax400 but I had a 24 exposure HP5 to use up.

That Jupiter 8 is more than...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-31-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Sadly not, but I think I've exhausted my...

Sadly not, but I think I've exhausted my enthusiasm for now.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-31-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Another Jupiter 3 on its way back to the vendor,...

Another Jupiter 3 on its way back to the vendor, with haze and fungus that the 100% positive feedback Ukranian seller somehow overlooked.

The English seller of the Zorki 3 I returned didn't bother...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-31-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6,410
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
My frustration with Spur Acurol N is that you...

My frustration with Spur Acurol N is that you have to pull the film to get the best out of it.

The other problem is it does not last remotely as well as Rodinal and two films of mine were horribly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,341
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's just the usual clickbait. I have both.

It's just the usual clickbait.

I have both.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Canonikon sounds nicely Greek orthodox.

Canonikon sounds nicely Greek orthodox.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-30-2019
Replies: 656
Views: 152,625
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Lovely John!

Lovely John!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The Minolta 35-70mm constant aperture zoom is...

The Minolta 35-70mm constant aperture zoom is excellent. Especially when it cost me £50 and the black XD7 I put it on another £50.

But I also have an R7 and an R4s - really nice cameras and with a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-28-2019
Replies: 433
Views: 32,714
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Rolleiflex 3.5F on Bergger Pancro 400 developed...

Rolleiflex 3.5F on Bergger Pancro 400 developed in Bellini Hydrophen 1:15

Austin 7 single seat racer, Prescott Hill Climb May...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-28-2019
Replies: 1,072
Views: 233,237
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
One of the sheer joys of the British Hill Climb...

One of the sheer joys of the British Hill Climb scene (not just at my favourite, Prescott) is that the cars are driven hard and raced properly. Like all the cars parked with this one, they have been...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-27-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
90mm 4x5 is c30mm in 35 mm format. On a 6x6 that...

90mm 4x5 is c30mm in 35 mm format. On a 6x6 that would be about 60mm, so about 65mm in 6x7?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 36,264
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Madame Alfred Carriere in golden hour, Sony A7s...

Madame Alfred Carriere in golden hour, Sony A7s with Nikkor 500mm f8 mirror lens


https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/madamealfredgolden500mm-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-27-2019
Replies: 1,072
Views: 233,237
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Bugatti Type 35 Patina, Leica III with 35mm Elmar...

Bugatti Type 35 Patina, Leica III with 35mm Elmar f3.5 on Kodak Tmax 400 shot at 200 in Spur Acurol N 1:50

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/bugst35elmar35mmtmax2-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2019
Replies: 1,599
Views: 277,795
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The Beast is regularly to be seen at certain...

The Beast is regularly to be seen at certain events, Duncan is a member of the Bugatti Owners Club (he has a type 35 and an aero engined Edwardian special too - all of which he races). He gave a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 36,264
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Some really lovely images Kuuan! Thank you.

Some really lovely images Kuuan! Thank you.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-27-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 2,606
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Wonderful images - thank you!

Wonderful images - thank you!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-26-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Very nice David - that must be Old Warden I...

Very nice David - that must be Old Warden I assume! You are just a bit before really portable cameras with that era.

The reason I take the Rolleiflex is that I go to the Bugatti Owners Club Prescott...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-26-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I got the Casablanca bit! I do have more than...

I got the Casablanca bit!

I do have more than the odd SLR, but yesterday was an historic motorsport event and I like to shoot the cars with old cameras. Ko.Fe can rest assured none of them are, or...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-26-2019
Replies: 1,599
Views: 277,795
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The 28 litre 4 cylinder 1910 Beast of Turin, Fiat...

The 28 litre 4 cylinder 1910 Beast of Turin, Fiat S76 with its restorer Duncan Pittaway (just to its right) at the Bugatti Owners Club, May 25th 2019

Rolleiflex 3.5F, Zeiss Planar 75mm f3.5, Bergger...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-25-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Fair points Ko.Fe, well made. The III is...

Fair points Ko.Fe, well made.

The III is generally reliable but misses the odd shot. It was serviced a year ago and came from a top London dealer. Ultimately, I find focussing slow and very...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-25-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Yep - I fitted one in each of my Rolleicord and...

Yep - I fitted one in each of my Rolleicord and my Rolleiflex 3.5f. Wondrous screen!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,670
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Really nice!

Really nice!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-25-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Different beasties but all rather fun. After a...

Different beasties but all rather fun. After a day out with the Leica III, an M3 and a Rolleiflex, I think the Zorki would provide the viewfinder of the M3 (a bit less good) and the lens capability...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm not particularly logical, but as I do have a...

I'm not particularly logical, but as I do have a range of screwmount lenses I do want a rangefinder, my Leica III is fun but I loved the combined rangefinder on the Zorki 3 (nice big and bright...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ok, so not even him!

Ok, so not even him!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I have a Summicron with Newton Ellis at present....

I have a Summicron with Newton Ellis at present. They did a great (but slow) job on a Zeiss Distagon 35mm Rollei last year but it will 6 months on the Summicron in a week's time and they are snowed.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
That's become my assumption. I plan to contact...

That's become my assumption. I plan to contact Oleg Khalyavin as I hear he does a good job with the cameras he sells, but that may be internet over-praising.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Hindsight is the most powerful investment tool...

Hindsight is the most powerful investment tool known to man. Certainly there has been a huge run up in prices, but ultimately you can still get a decent camera for not a lot, and frankly most of the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-23-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Ordered a replacement for the Jupiter 8 from the...

Ordered a replacement for the Jupiter 8 from the Ukraine. It better be as described but the pictures are much clearer. Also a bit cheaper even after postage.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-23-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Garrett - that's really lovely - that lens has a...

Garrett - that's really lovely - that lens has a great 'pop'.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-22-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Same here, once the return case was accepted the...

Same here, once the return case was accepted the transaction removed feedback as an option.

Any Zorki sellers to avoid Ko.Fe? I loved the camera, but have better things to do than tie up my money...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-22-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It always mystifies me too. But he's now lost his...

It always mystifies me too. But he's now lost his postage twice and a sale.

The seller of the Jupiter emailed that he'd never worried about the filter ring gouge. So he admitted knowing and not...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-22-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Just to finish off, the Zorki 3 I ordered "with...

Just to finish off, the Zorki 3 I ordered "with everything working" arrived today and in really good external condition. The rangefinder is lovely - nice and bright and build quality is up there....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-21-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 36,264
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Unknown red rose, Meyer Optik Trioplan 100m f2.8,...

Unknown red rose, Meyer Optik Trioplan 100m f2.8, Sony A7s

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/redrosetrioplana7s-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-21-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 36,264
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Rhodendron, Leica R7, Summilux R 80mm f1.4 on...

Rhodendron, Leica R7, Summilux R 80mm f1.4 on Portra 160

https://reluctanttenor.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/rhodolangleysummiluxportra-1-of-1.jpg?w=2720
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,091
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Still in use in the classic car trade (weirdly...

Still in use in the classic car trade (weirdly not to customers, I wonder why?). Generally sold as original and unrestored!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-20-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Hey ho, the search continues!

Hey ho, the search continues!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-20-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
£134 from a UK seller. Not the cheapest or the...

£134 from a UK seller.

Not the cheapest or the most expensive.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-20-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Decided to return it. Pointless spending time on...

Decided to return it. Pointless spending time on a lens that was damaged.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-20-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
looking at the infinity shots again, it was low...

looking at the infinity shots again, it was low light and some shake with ISO set to 100 (despite being tripod mounted) is apparent. So I'll do them again in the morning.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-20-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
The lens hood will unscrew then re-screw on, but...

The lens hood will unscrew then re-screw on, but it's a little tight.

Did some lens testing with it on the A7s on tripod with measurements done with a tape measure. There's about a cm of front...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-20-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,147
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
It's arrived in good condition but an undisclosed...

It's arrived in good condition but an undisclosed chip out of the filter ring. I'll do some lens tests but this sort of thing does rather irritate me, sometimes enough to request a return.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,712
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
I'm on a wine forum, a car forum (not much now)...

I'm on a wine forum, a car forum (not much now) and this forum. All are predominantly male.

I long ago decided the reason why all talked about gear, acquisitions, experiences with gear/wine/cars is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,282
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
How ridiculous. While I do get bored with car...

How ridiculous. While I do get bored with car snappers (rather than auteurs like me...) at events, what on earth is the point - apart from revenue protection I suspect.

This is why I love classic...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 46,919
Posted By CharlesDAMorgan
Finally shot a roll of Tmax400 at 200 and...

Finally shot a roll of Tmax400 at 200 and developed in Perceptol 1:2 for 10 minutes at 20C. Very pleasing negatives, neither too thick nor too thin. I can see immediately the printability is...
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