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Forum: Scale Focus 35's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 6,093
Posted By Muggins
Seeing as this thread has...

Seeing as this thread has resurfaced...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7029/6433097977_9635f803bb_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/aNtiUn)Trip hazard! (https://flic.kr/p/aNtiUn) by gray1720...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Muggins
Camera is a Moskva-4, spots are on shots 4 and 5,...

Camera is a Moskva-4, spots are on shots 4 and 5, taken abbout three months apart.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Muggins
What's gone wrong here?

I've just got a film back from the processors with white spots on two of the negatives, red when reversed. Pic below. Any ideas? My guess is a light leak and for some reason it's gome through the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-31-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By Muggins
Goodness, that's a lot of rubbish I've spouted...

Goodness, that's a lot of rubbish I've spouted then!:D

Adrian
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By Muggins
Darkroom printing is the photographic equivalent...

Darkroom printing is the photographic equivalent of crack cocaine - once they see that print start to emerge from the surface of the paper, they're hooked!

Adrian
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,571
Posted By Muggins
How about a Werramatic? You should be close to...

How about a Werramatic? You should be close to the motherlode of Werra cameras.

Here's a video courtesy of... oooh, RFF's very own elmarman.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sOvWRH7PH4

Adrian
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,575
Posted By Muggins
I've not tried it yet, been meaning to for years....

I've not tried it yet, been meaning to for years. As I mostly shoot box cameras in 120, it'll be no loss to high art if I muck up a roll. The apron is 8cm wide, so larger than 120 film, but smaller...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-20-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,575
Posted By Muggins
Well, jusging by my PMs at least one other ...

Well, jusging by my PMs at least one other member has one of these babies:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48330189777_117217cdb2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gCLRC6)Kodak Film Tank circa 1912...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,575
Posted By Muggins
Interesting - I wonder how this differs from my...

Interesting - I wonder how this differs from my 1920s Kodak daylight loading box?

Adrian
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-08-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 5,723
Posted By Muggins
Illustrating articles for NASA. How cool is that?...

Illustrating articles for NASA. How cool is that? I'd say about 2.7 Kelvin.

Adrian

(temperature of interstellar space - and pretty damn cool)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By Muggins
My sport completely confuses Americans......

My sport completely confuses Americans... French... Latvians... in fact, almost anyone outside of a very short list of countries! If it wasn't for the subcontinent being collectively nuts about it,...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-28-2019
Replies: 1,169
Views: 420,961
Posted By Muggins
Nice to see someone else has a Perle! Must drag...

Nice to see someone else has a Perle! Must drag it out again...

Adrian
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By Muggins
Don't try it with an Argus C3! I had my...

Don't try it with an Argus C3! I had my Matchmatic in my mac pocket one damp day, my foot slipped on a wet pedal, and I drove the camera hard into the handlebars with my chest.

One corner of the...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-31-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,808
Posted By Muggins
If you print 6x4 from alf-frame negs the aspect...

If you print 6x4 from alf-frame negs the aspect ratio is exactly right to get two shots to a print - I use it for diptychs, though you need to keep your wits about you regarding what you photographed...
Forum: RFF News 05-23-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By Muggins
Ah, someone else with a dead Foca! Around 150...

Ah, someone else with a dead Foca!

Around 150 Euros to get a shutter serviced apparently, and I'm damned if I can work out how to get into the thing to have a go myself. Ah well, when I get a mo...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-28-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By Muggins
Here's a couple from my Moskva-4 (the earlier...

Here's a couple from my Moskva-4 (the earlier version with the original top plate). I've somewhere got some 6x4.5 negs from it too - someone modified it to take the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By Muggins
Oh my, either of those would put the "pimp" into...

Oh my, either of those would put the "pimp" into pimped! I think my Moskva 4 will remain as-is!

Unfortunately no-one seems to do replacement leather for the Argus C3 Matchmatic - on this side of the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-24-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By Muggins
It'll be NOOKY next... Adrian

It'll be NOOKY next...

Adrian
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By Muggins
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46765475435_20...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46765475435_2017b5f556_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2efvhyB)Knockers! (https://flic.kr/p/2efvhyB) by gray1720 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gray1720/), on Flickr
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-09-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Muggins
Agreed as to the astonishing variety of stuff you...

Agreed as to the astonishing variety of stuff you can find on the intertubes. I was searching Ancestry for something today and thanks to the vagaries of it's search algorithms, discovered that it was...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-08-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Muggins
Wow, how fascinating! Please keep us posted on...

Wow, how fascinating! Please keep us posted on what you find out.

Adrian
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,020
Posted By Muggins
Well it looks like a Leica. In the dark....

Well it looks like a Leica.

In the dark.

From twenty yards.

I think that's the least Leica-like "Leica" I've seen yet - some kind of Fed under that badge?

Adrian
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Muggins
I'm so glad it's not just me! I spotted this one...

I'm so glad it's not just me!

I spotted this one years ago in Guildford, a town mostly famous for not being home to Ford Prefect, while waiting for a pedestrian crossing light to change, and I've...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 7,911
Posted By Muggins
...and some magnificent from a VP Twin...

...and some magnificent from a VP Twin (Verichrome Pan, this time), from someone whose photography skills were really pushing the envelope. Downhill, into the mud.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 7,911
Posted By Muggins
I occasionally develop films for a collector...

I occasionally develop films for a collector friend (like I'm not a collector...) - in fact I think there's one in the fridge as I speak. Many of his cameras have come from French car boot sales,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By Muggins
Schwartz? Adrian

Schwartz?

Adrian
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 9,007
Views: 882,388
Posted By Muggins
Assuming that it will display as it's a finished...

Assuming that it will display as it's a finished listing, I've just bought this by one of the fathers of sports photography, GW Beldam. Illustrated by over *600* photographs in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,774
Posted By Muggins
Out of curiosity, when did Leica begin to use...

Out of curiosity, when did Leica begin to use "standard" 35mm cartridges? I believe that Nagel introduced them in about 1935, so obviously Leica had been going their own way for some years before...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-01-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,292
Posted By Muggins
The chap she is talking to looks intriguing -...

The chap she is talking to looks intriguing - art-deco Rolleicord, what looks like a rangefinder-less Leica, and a third camera I don't recognise.

Adrian
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-10-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,687
Posted By Muggins
You can call it...

You can call it Caroline!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuWmsg-ihLg

Adrian
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,191
Posted By Muggins
I'd spend most of it on beer and women, and just...

I'd spend most of it on beer and women, and just waste the rest.

Adrian
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 97
Views: 8,478
Posted By Muggins
I can't think of many 6x6 full stop, never mind...

I can't think of many 6x6 full stop, never mind wood and leather. The only ones that come to mind, in fact, are the Ensign Ful-Vue series.

Adrian
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-10-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 500
Posted By Muggins
Need a tripod screw for a Kaiser pistol grip

Anyone got one of these in the loft, spares box, etc? The thread on mine has stripped, and I'd rather find a part from an old one that try to find one on an ebay cheapie, or buy a new grip/stock...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-08-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,343
Posted By Muggins
LMAO! Good job I didn't spot it when in...

LMAO!

Good job I didn't spot it when in Amsterdam on cricket tour - or my kitbag might still be there!

Adrian
Forum: Argus RF 08-31-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,052
Posted By Muggins
A few days after the 18th, but you get the idea....

A few days after the 18th, but you get the idea.

Credit: David Swan
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2018
Replies: 288
Views: 38,839
Posted By Muggins
A couple of happy snaps from my Nikkormat EL with...

A couple of happy snaps from my Nikkormat EL with the 50mm f2 lens.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1841/42317491330_cf6688e56f_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27tscRu)Wolseley 4/44...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-18-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Muggins
Anyone British of a certain age automatically...

Anyone British of a certain age automatically thinks of Red Dwarf when holograns are discussed...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Dwarf

Adrian
Forum: Argus RF 08-18-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,052
Posted By Muggins
Well, I've had the Matchmatic out this morning....

Well, I've had the Matchmatic out this morning. It's an advanced form of masochism in itself, so trying to use it whilst lugging shopping bags round is A Bad Thing. I'll take a few in the garden in a...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-26-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 5,723
Posted By Muggins
His work has made NASA's website? The ISS went...

His work has made NASA's website?

The ISS went over tonight. I thought that was cool.

Having your work make the NASA website is so super cool that it makes Helium 2 look positively steamy. Bravo,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-08-2018
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,894
Posted By Muggins
Unfortunately it tends to be associated with the...

Unfortunately it tends to be associated with the far right - though churches seem to be able to fly it from their towers without anyone assuming they are nazis - unless there's a mass outbreak of...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-07-2018
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,894
Posted By Muggins
Chris - if you'd rather this wasn't on your...

Chris - if you'd rather this wasn't on your thread, please ask a moderator to remove it (I'd say PM me, but I read far more often than I sign in, so it might hang around for weeks before I see the...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-19-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 7,667
Posted By Muggins
Oh, I wish I'd thought of that, Huss! I forgot...

Oh, I wish I'd thought of that, Huss!

I forgot to mention that I also have a bodycap pinhole for it... though I've never yet made the time to do it justice.

Adrian
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-18-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 7,667
Posted By Muggins
I think a few of us here have MDas - your rig is...

I think a few of us here have MDas - your rig is somewhat snazzier than mine, and you are a considerably bolder and better photographer than I am - in fact I'm not even sure where the last set of...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-15-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 4,269
Posted By Muggins
Best suggestion yet!:D Adrian

Best suggestion yet!:D

Adrian
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,207
Posted By Muggins
I'd forgotten that, I've just dug my Focal Press...

I'd forgotten that, I've just dug my Focal Press guide out to see which one! The one on the next page was taken by James Jarche, who has some famous grandsons - here they are, with Grandad holding a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-14-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 4,269
Posted By Muggins
I've been hanging round here for at least a...

I've been hanging round here for at least a decade and still no-one has explained to me whether I have to get a red dot before I can put black tape on my MDa :p

Adrian
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-11-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By Muggins
Ah, the Duo-620! Very nice - what lens does yours...

Ah, the Duo-620! Very nice - what lens does yours have? I notice a top-of-the range shutter so I guess something a bit better than the Kodak Anastigmat which, in my limited experience, is almost...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,143
Posted By Muggins
Argus C3 Matchmatic. If you don't know why,...

Argus C3 Matchmatic. If you don't know why, you've never uused one.

Worst of all, no-one does new leather for the Matchmatic. On this side of the pond, these things are like hens teeth!

ADrian
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 5,367
Posted By Muggins
Oooh! Another Perle! I have a rather more...

Oooh! Another Perle! I have a rather more battered one with a Trioplan lens - how do you get on with that awful shutter release, or do you just use a cable?

Here's mine:...
Forum: RFF News 04-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,515
Posted By Muggins
Minty!

I'm just impressed they think this poor thing is worth selling - I can't imagine there's much in the way of spares that could be rescued.

Wonder what happened to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-10-2018
Replies: 330
Views: 50,243
Posted By Muggins
...and gorgeous! Adrian

...and gorgeous!

Adrian
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-07-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By Muggins
Voigtlander Brillant

...OK, it's not really a TLR (this is a scale focus model), but it's my latest acquisition. It's the Bakelite Brillant. The lens is an f4.5 Skopar and the shutter is a Compur with speeds to 1/300th....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-07-2018
Replies: 363
Views: 107,809
Posted By Muggins
A distinct shortage of art in the photo, but...

A distinct shortage of art in the photo, but here's my latest toy.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/798/39493168090_41d76bc9b6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23aSNXd)
Voigtlander Brillant (no second "I" ;)...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-06-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3,391
Posted By Muggins
There's one on ebay right now, and it's only just...

There's one on ebay right now, and it's only just up the M6...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-28-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By Muggins
Well, that was a new one to me - never heard of...

Well, that was a new one to me - never heard of it!

Always good to see someone prepared to fix these old beasties.

Adrian
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-21-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By Muggins
Just to confuse the Americans :-P

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4475/37025130993_3f89ab78ba_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YpMtvt)_DSC2488edit (https://flic.kr/p/YpMtvt) by gray1720 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gray1720/), on...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-11-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,303
Posted By Muggins
A CLA will sort that! (from the Hindenburg?) The...

A CLA will sort that!
(from the Hindenburg?)

The Kodak Duo 620 is pretty but, in my limited experience, the Kodak Anastigmat lens is a bit of a contrast-free zone. Oddly, I have only ever seen two...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By Muggins
Just one or two... (there's a lot more than...

Just one or two...
(there's a lot more than this!)
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2467/3699430498_c850161752_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6CUxNs)Box Brownies (https://flic.kr/p/6CUxNs) by gray1720...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2018
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,809,139
Posted By Muggins
FrankenLeica!

This is what happens when you get given (!) a Leica, but don't run to the rest of the outfit!

Weird Voigtlander Kontur viewfinder, Jupiter 8 lens in a dodgy L39-M adaptor from Hong Kong. And, when...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2018
Replies: 829
Views: 140,955
Posted By Muggins
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/382/20382794656_034...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/382/20382794656_034c952e1e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/x4a9J5)Ooops (https://flic.kr/p/x4a9J5) by gray1720 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gray1720/), on...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-28-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,409
Posted By Muggins
Looks as though I need to bookmark this, and have...

Looks as though I need to bookmark this, and have a really good read through!

I use a Weston Euro-Master with whatever dodgy old relic I have to hand (currently a Certo Dolly with ReraPan 127 in...
Forum: Foca Cameras 12-23-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 2,075
Posted By Muggins
Thank you, both. Here's some...

Thank you, both. Here's some photos:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4601/38370515535_495fe098e8_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21sEVsF)Foca PF2? (https://flic.kr/p/21sEVsF) by gray1720...
Forum: Foca Cameras 12-23-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 2,075
Posted By Muggins
Foca PF2

I think I've just picked up a Foca PF2 - see http://www.collection-appareils.fr/x/html/camera-12.html. I'll add a picture when my digital camera emerges from under the Christmas preparations!

In my...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-24-2017
Replies: 1,169
Views: 420,961
Posted By Muggins
A couple from a lovely 1930s Voigtlander Bessa I...

A couple from a lovely 1930s Voigtlander Bessa I bought recently for a whole 5. Elderly Neopan 400 in Rodinal.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4565/37772386094_0e424035ce_b.jpg...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-13-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,300
Posted By Muggins
He's busy being abrasive over on Amateur...

He's busy being abrasive over on Amateur Photographer, and has been in the last 24 hours.

Adrian
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By Muggins
Unless he trained in Canada I'd be very surprised...

Unless he trained in Canada I'd be very surprised if an RAF airman had an american camera such as an Argus.

Adrian
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-17-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,189
Posted By Muggins
If I get a mo I'll take a photo of the eye-level...

If I get a mo I'll take a photo of the eye-level viewfinder - very neat, it lives under the cover you can see on the right of the top photo, which pops up when the camera is opened. The viewfinder...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-16-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,189
Posted By Muggins
1930s Voigtlander Bessa

I'd be telling whoppers if I said I'd always been looking for a Bessa, but when I found this one for a whole 5 at a car boot sale, I couldn't resist....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-20-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By Muggins
In all honesty, if you are after adjustments on...

In all honesty, if you are after adjustments on things like shutter speed, do you really want a box camera? Most of them were built to be cheap and simple tools that anyone could use (well, anyone...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-07-2017
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,894
Posted By Muggins
I do hope the sign saying "Carry-out" only...

I do hope the sign saying "Carry-out" only applies to the beer and liquor!

Adrian
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-07-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By Muggins
You are a brave man, diving into a Prestor...

You are a brave man, diving into a Prestor shutter! I believe there are notes on the Classic Camera Repair Forum archive that is hosted somewhere on RFF (in fact, I think I started at least one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-02-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By Muggins
Is that a lens or a beer barrel? Adrian

Is that a lens or a beer barrel?

Adrian
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-16-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By Muggins
There's a chap named Karoly Almos who does this...

There's a chap named Karoly Almos who does this around the Niuewmarkt in Amsterdam.

Adrian
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,149
Posted By Muggins
How your sins come back to haunt you! I'm the...

How your sins come back to haunt you!

I'm the Adrian in that thread... I wish you good luck!

Adrian
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 8,478
Posted By Muggins
If I may be a terrible nit picker, the Brownie 2F...

If I may be a terrible nit picker, the Brownie 2F has three apertures, roughly F10 - 20 - 30. Leastaways, every one I have owned (at least four) has.

Mind you, I wouldn't kick the Gevabox out of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-09-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 4,379
Posted By Muggins
Looks as though Ilford missed a trick with the...

Looks as though Ilford missed a trick with the Advocate!

http://www.photomemorabilia.co.uk/Ilford/Advocate.html

Adrian
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,974
Posted By Muggins
She Who Must Be Obeyed tells me that the Balda...

She Who Must Be Obeyed tells me that the Balda Baldessa 1b is very left-hander friendly. Not sure why, it just seems to work that way.

Adrian
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-23-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,444
Posted By Muggins
You are right, that is funny! Adrian

You are right, that is funny!

Adrian
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-22-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,444
Posted By Muggins
Anyone own a Pentax like this?

Spotted in a mail-order gift catalogue. Can't help thinking it would be fun to try to make a pinhole out of. http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww269/gray1721/Pentax_zpscyzbv5uv.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 8,478
Posted By Muggins
Rick has beaten me in suggesting the No 2 Model F...

Rick has beaten me in suggesting the No 2 Model F Brownie - only one shutter speed and a meniscus lens, but three Waterhouse stops giving a degree of control over depth of field.

The results far...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 2,919
Posted By Muggins
My oldest is somewhere around 1909:...

My oldest is somewhere around 1909: https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7017/6697148107_d8c155d309_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bcNCNP)No 3 Folding Pocket Kodak Model E-2 (https://flic.kr/p/bcNCNP) by gray1720...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,762
Posted By Muggins
Oooooh! I love this sort of thing, and have a few...

Oooooh! I love this sort of thing, and have a few myself, though I've never found a box like these. Love the fishermen and the billycock hats!

I guess you've already thought the same, but the first...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-18-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 5,424
Posted By Muggins
Very interesting, especially as I cycle past what...

Very interesting, especially as I cycle past what I suspect is the same violin maker every morning on my way to the station.

It's amazing what lurks behind Oxford's scenes - I've had amongst other...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-30-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,267
Posted By Muggins
May I just mention what a beautiful thing that...

May I just mention what a beautiful thing that Weston Leicameter is!

Adrian
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-25-2016
Replies: 363
Views: 107,809
Posted By Muggins
I gotta ask... can you actually use that...

I gotta ask... can you actually use that waist-level finder? I have an Edixa Flex, and the WLF is so useless I've enver actually used it in anger, have stuck to the prism.

Adrian
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-16-2016
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,894
Posted By Muggins
There's several of the UK equivalent of the...

There's several of the UK equivalent of the Quonsett, the Nissen hut, visible in this view -...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-15-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,571
Posted By Muggins
Didn't Ilford make/sell a 35mm monorail? Adrian

Didn't Ilford make/sell a 35mm monorail?

Adrian
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2016
Replies: 768
Views: 328,307
Posted By Muggins
Thank you, Brian. That photo is just fantastic....

Thank you, Brian. That photo is just fantastic. The P47 is always in the P51's shadow, but was no slouch itself.

Adrian
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-13-2016
Replies: 768
Views: 328,307
Posted By Muggins
Wow! Did you get one with the Thunderbolt that...

Wow! Did you get one with the Thunderbolt that close as well?

My Dad remembers both flying from Debden during WWII.

Adrian
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-23-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 3,594
Posted By Muggins
Now we know where Ilford got the idea for the...

Now we know where Ilford got the idea for the Advocate from...

It'd look good next to my C3 Matchmatic...

Adrian
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2016
Replies: 768
Views: 328,307
Posted By Muggins
Can't beat a gratuitous de Havilland Beaver...

Can't beat a gratuitous de Havilland Beaver shot!

Adrian
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-21-2016
Replies: 768
Views: 328,307
Posted By Muggins
Amiot 143. Adrian

Amiot 143.

Adrian
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-06-2016
Replies: 768
Views: 328,307
Posted By Muggins
Ah, FujiLove, you had better MF kit than I had!...

Ah, FujiLove, you had better MF kit than I had! Post 531 - taken with a Kodakk bought in Canada by someone trainingas a bomber pilot.

That's really rather lovely.

Adrian
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-10-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,059
Posted By Muggins
I'm told a couple of inches makes all the...

I'm told a couple of inches makes all the difference when it comes to NOOKY...:angel:

I'd be very interested to see a literature thread - I have nothing Leica (well, bar one that will be...
Forum: Other RF 01-09-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 6,851
Posted By Muggins
No promises, but when you say jammed shutter...

No promises, but when you say jammed shutter release, did you wind on with a finger on the shutter release?

If so, there is a little cam on the release shaft that will have jammed. If you unscrew...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-07-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,730
Posted By Muggins
Wow, what a deliciously mad creation!...

Wow, what a deliciously mad creation! Brilliant!

Not so far removed from some dry plate cameras - I have a Certo Dolly that takes half-frame on 127 (not much bigger than a frame of 35mm), and it has...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-06-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,890
Posted By Muggins
Fancy...

Fancy a...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3890/15192547145_70377df13b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p9vLY2)Mine's a... (https://flic.kr/p/p9vLY2) by gray1720...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-06-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,890
Posted By Muggins
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7146/6433302477_134...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7146/6433302477_1346662910_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/aNumGe)The old organ works... (https://flic.kr/p/aNumGe) by gray1720 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gray1720/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-03-2016
Replies: 599
Views: 88,987
Posted By Muggins
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/715/22170402183_3dc...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/715/22170402183_3dc020741f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zM87av)Amateur Photography spring meeting in Oxford (https://flic.kr/p/zM87av) by gray1720...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 01-01-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,542
Posted By Muggins
Thanks - I have a Compur lubrication chart as I...

Thanks - I have a Compur lubrication chart as I also posted this to APUG, will check that I am lubing the right shutter version!

I have a tiny bottle of trumpet valve oil, which I was intending to...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 12-30-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,935
Posted By Muggins
I've had the Dirkon pdf for at least a decade.......

I've had the Dirkon pdf for at least a decade.... must make one!

Adrian
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-30-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,542
Posted By Muggins
Right, that's better! I've had it apart and back...

Right, that's better! I've had it apart and back together again, now I understand (after a fashion) how it goes. Now to get some appropriate lube and go back in again knowing what I am...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2015
Replies: 363
Views: 107,809
Posted By Muggins
You inspired me to dig out its younger...

You inspired me to dig out its younger brother:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8196/8448445054_4894eca812_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dSyunL)Art-deco Kodak Duo-620 (https://flic.kr/p/dSyunL) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2015
Replies: 363
Views: 107,809
Posted By Muggins
If that little Nagel is not the parent of the...

If that little Nagel is not the parent of the Kodak Duo-620, I'm a Dutchman!

Adrian
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-15-2015
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,894
Posted By Muggins
Chris, this is the morning of the day we moved...

Chris, this is the morning of the day we moved out...

https://flic.kr/p/Cbk7t1

OK, back to being your thread...

Adrian
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-15-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 6,174
Posted By Muggins
You can't beat a bit of NOOKY! In fact, if I ever...

You can't beat a bit of NOOKY! In fact, if I ever get a Barnack, I am going to have to get some NOOKY for myself, just because.

Adrian
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,542
Posted By Muggins
Thanks, Chris - incidentally the Retina II you...

Thanks, Chris - incidentally the Retina II you rebuilt for me is going strong, only problem with it is the nut that presses the shutter...

I'd discounted that as mine is an earlier model with a...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-14-2015
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,894
Posted By Muggins
Very nice, Chris, especially that last one. If I...

Very nice, Chris, especially that last one. If I find one of mine in the next couple of days I'll put a link in so you can look, but it won't derail your thread. Weirdest thing I ever encountered in...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-14-2015
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,894
Posted By Muggins
I love your fog photos, Chris - I used to live...

I love your fog photos, Chris - I used to live somewhere with wonderful shallow fogs, about five feet deep, so you could walk round with your eyes in and out of the mist! I really must do some more...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,542
Posted By Muggins
No, fast speeds as well. Adrian

No, fast speeds as well.

Adrian
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,542
Posted By Muggins
Retinette 1a kaput!

My Retinette 1a - see below for link to pic of what appears to be the same model - has gone pear-shaped on me, luckily just before I put a film in it.

When I press the shutter release, having wound...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-09-2015
Replies: 768
Views: 328,307
Posted By Muggins
Only taken two months to spot this... Yes, SWMBO...

Only taken two months to spot this... Yes, SWMBO and I were there - often make the October show. I'm afraid someone's video of the aerobatic plane has me effing and blinding all over it, could not...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-29-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,283
Posted By Muggins
That looks a bit like an Autoknips, except the...

That looks a bit like an Autoknips, except the two I have are designed to trip a cable release - like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z4bLvcCOKc

One day I must try it just so that I can say I...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-03-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 6,176
Posted By Muggins
We'll never know, because he kept it under his...

We'll never know, because he kept it under his hat.

Adrian
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 491
Posted By Muggins
Peak Imaging problem... and solution!

I use Peak Imaging - I'm sure most of us in the UK know who they are - for my occasional colour 120 efforts, and I get them printed to 12x8", so it's not cheap.

I got a film back on Wednesday, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-21-2015
Replies: 135
Views: 15,031
Posted By Muggins
Mind you, I'd stick stuff all over one of these...

Mind you, I'd stick stuff all over one of these like this if I could just find another on this side of the pond...

http://junkstorecameras.com/images/argusrecovered/brick%20brick.jpg

Adrian
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-21-2015
Replies: 135
Views: 15,031
Posted By Muggins
Presumably, DanskDynamite, that's your street...

Presumably, DanskDynamite, that's your street shooting rig in your avatar? A bit of tape would do wonders to make it inconspicuous, y'know.

I've never got the big branded straps thing myself - I've...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-21-2015
Replies: 135
Views: 15,031
Posted By Muggins
*Grin* Adrian

*Grin*

Adrian
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2015
Replies: 135
Views: 15,031
Posted By Muggins
So do I have to put a red dot on my Leica before...

So do I have to put a red dot on my Leica before I can put black tape over it?
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8479/8272580971_cfed25c575_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dB297p)Not your usual gift......
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,779
Posted By Muggins
Nice Voigtlander in the first photo... Adrian

Nice Voigtlander in the first photo...

Adrian
Forum: Argus RF 08-03-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 6,580
Posted By Muggins
Oooh, Saturday at Cropredy.... Might have to dig...

Oooh, Saturday at Cropredy.... Might have to dig the Matchmatic out!

Adrian
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-21-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,117
Posted By Muggins
Go in extra close and go for abstract detail? Or...

Go in extra close and go for abstract detail?

Or go for the pun - something sinful in the jaws - cheesecake pic, girly mag, cigarette, fatty food?*

If you are not sure where to start, I'd want to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-10-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,440
Posted By Muggins
Think of it as grit, not grain.:angel: Adrian

Think of it as grit, not grain.:angel:

Adrian
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-09-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,440
Posted By Muggins
Sorry, Rick, but I had to laugh at that statement...

Sorry, Rick, but I had to laugh at that statement - I recognise that feeling, just that you are much much better than me!

Tickled pink to see the link to micklem.com - I'll let him know next time I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-15-2015
Replies: 768
Views: 328,307
Posted By Muggins
Nice Beaver! I'll get me coat... Adrian

Nice Beaver!

I'll get me coat...

Adrian
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By Muggins
Hi Steph, The Vitessa T in particular is a very...

Hi Steph,

The Vitessa T in particular is a very nice find - they were a top-of-the-range camera in their day (late 1950s), and Voigtlander tended to make cameras that you could use to bang nails in...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-02-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,614
Posted By Muggins
Rats! Mine has a different cocking lever, the...

Rats!

Mine has a different cocking lever, the problem must be in the linkage of that to the pin on the film sprocket as the shutter cocks and trips perfectly by hand, but can I get it to wind on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-21-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,614
Posted By Muggins
I'll try to document it as carefully as I can and...

I'll try to document it as carefully as I can and post somewhere, in the hope that it'll help!

Not just yet, though, long and busy weekend in store.

Adrian
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-21-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,614
Posted By Muggins
Ha ha! I forgot that "cream-crackered" is less...

Ha ha! I forgot that "cream-crackered" is less than universal, but I'll have to remember it as the opposite of minty! Yes, it's a battered beastie with lots of chips in the enamel. Obviously led a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-20-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,614
Posted By Muggins
Ilford Advocate winding mechanism

Has anyone attempted to repair the winding mechanism of one of these?

I've just been given one in cream-crackered condition and the two most obvious faults are that the shutter does not fire and...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-14-2015
Replies: 1,169
Views: 420,961
Posted By Muggins
In similar vein, from my No3 Folding Pocket Kodak...

In similar vein, from my No3 Folding Pocket Kodak of similar date - reversed scan from Ilford photo paper negative.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8023/6964811738_91a1fe9c07_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By Muggins
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7061/6845091966_f929...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7061/6845091966_f929ea8e79_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bqSTn1)Sinister trees (https://flic.kr/p/bqSTn1) by gray1720 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gray1720/), on...
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-13-2015
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,894
Posted By Muggins
Another person calling in to say how much they...

Another person calling in to say how much they enjoy Chris's work. It's just a neighbourhood, like mine, but the ocean between them makes his seem strange and intriguing to my eyes, where people do...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-03-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,574
Posted By Muggins
Well, I took advantage of a wet bank holiday...

Well, I took advantage of a wet bank holiday weekend to have a go at dip and dunk, and after all that it was blank, no evidence even that it had ever been exposed.

On the other hand, dip and dunk...
Forum: Other RF 05-02-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2,362
Posted By Muggins
Treat the film as B&W - it'll come out of the fix...

Treat the film as B&W - it'll come out of the fix looking as though it's been stewed up in coffee, but the scanner should be able to make something of it.

Adrian
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-21-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 6,494
Posted By Muggins
Ah sorry. Having never done it, I can only assume...

Ah sorry. Having never done it, I can only assume huge trays!

Adrian
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-21-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 6,494
Posted By Muggins
I've never done it, but I believe the classic...

I've never done it, but I believe the classic trick was to turn the enlarger over and project the image onto a wall.

I forget now whether it's a 1920s catalogue or an early "How to Make Good...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,574
Posted By Muggins
You old romantic, John! I know what you mean,...

You old romantic, John! I know what you mean, though, wonderful place.

I await with anticipation - I dug my old tank out last night, and it takes nothing wider than 120. Still, even if it yours is...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-20-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By Muggins
Happy Birthday, Jesse! Hopefully you're sat down...

Happy Birthday, Jesse! Hopefully you're sat down by now relaxing with a glass of something dangerous and celebratory.

Just as an aside, your recommendation of someone to fix my Werra has come in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,574
Posted By Muggins
Thanks, everyone. I'm thinking HC110 to reduce...

Thanks, everyone. I'm thinking HC110 to reduce fogging rather than Rodinal, and I can probably find a couple of bits of piping to keep it off the bottom of the tank (in fact, two underneath and one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,574
Posted By Muggins
Well, I'm learning fast here! I'd never seen one...

Well, I'm learning fast here! I'd never seen one of those tanks - I thought I might be able to use my 1920s one with a similar apron device, but that turns out to be a 120 one. John - if the tank...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,574
Posted By Muggins
Developing over-size roll film?

I have finally got myself a roll of exposed 118 film so I can use the backing paper in my No3 Kodak, and I'd like to develop it. Has anyone else developed a similarly oversized film and, if so, could...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-13-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By Muggins
Nice to see Rjelander's "Two Ways..." mentioned -...

Nice to see Rjelander's "Two Ways..." mentioned - I'd love to know how long it would take to re-make with Photoshop. Plus I enjoy (probably more than I should) showing it to people who describe the...
Forum: Travel 04-08-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 837
Posted By Muggins
Unfortunately it might be October before I get to...

Unfortunately it might be October before I get to a display - I think I'm already booked every Saturday there's something on, and cricket obsession takes up Sundays from April to September!

Adrian
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 10,183
Posted By Muggins
I've never found a curl problem with Foma...

I've never found a curl problem with Foma (Efke... now that was a different matter!) - I suspect they've changed the film base over the years. I do recall at one point that 35mm was on a colourless...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,676
Posted By Muggins
Presumably your negatives are now as soft as your...

Presumably your negatives are now as soft as your face?

Adrian
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2015
Replies: 768
Views: 328,307
Posted By Muggins
I for one would be up for it! I love Old Warden,...

I for one would be up for it! I love Old Warden, it's unique.

Adrian
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 8,663
Posted By Muggins
Are you sure you are on the right forum,...

Are you sure you are on the right forum, Chris?:angel:

OK, I'll admit, I'm being facetious, but it would be a lot quieter round here if everyone took that view!

Adrian
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-29-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 8,663
Posted By Muggins
Seems to be able to handle almost anything. This...

Seems to be able to handle almost anything. This is from a Photax Blinde, two-speed shutter, meniscus lens, shot straight into the sun. Probably developed in Rodinal. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,301
Posted By Muggins
I wath born in Ethex, does that help? Adrian

I wath born in Ethex, does that help?

Adrian
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-26-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By Muggins
I'm fairly sure it's not the fixing as I tested...

I'm fairly sure it's not the fixing as I tested the fix with a piece of leader and it cleared in under a minute, but could well be the other. I'll have to develop the current roll with everything...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-26-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By Muggins
That's a very good point. I'm as careful as the...

That's a very good point. I'm as careful as the water supply will allow to get my chemicals made up at 20C, but if there's some on the shelf ready-made and reasonably fresh (I use a student...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By Muggins
Why is my Efke doing this?

I'm getting to the end of my Efke 127 (thank goodness, lovely tones, horrid curl!), and am a bit bemused.

A year ago I could get images like this (probably developed in...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-16-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,781
Posted By Muggins
For pocket use, the lens cap on the Werra is a...

For pocket use, the lens cap on the Werra is a weakness as they are 50+ year old plastic, and very prone to breaking. Beyond that, so long as you don't wind on with your finger on the shutter release...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3,440
Posted By Muggins
Solinar makes a good point - I wonder whether...

Solinar makes a good point - I wonder whether someone has simply dipped the whole thing in acetone (aka nail varnish remover), which would explain the lack of paint in the numbers and logos, and...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-12-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 75,736
Posted By Muggins
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg162/niptuck11...

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg162/niptuck111/Assorted%20Animated%20GIFs/ttiwwop.gif
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-12-2015
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,894
Posted By Muggins
I am beginning to think I like your photos more...

I am beginning to think I like your photos more and more as there is less and less in them. That may sound strange, but the plough*, the two trees, the fog... all intrigue by their simplicity....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-12-2015
Replies: 768
Views: 328,307
Posted By Muggins
Biomed, is that Spitfire SL574 at San Diego? If...

Biomed, is that Spitfire SL574 at San Diego?

If so, you might find the thread below of...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 75,736
Posted By Muggins
Evil Edna, the free FrankenLeica! Adrian

Evil Edna, the free FrankenLeica!

Adrian
Forum: RFF News 03-11-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,950
Posted By Muggins
Oi! I resemble that remark! Adrian

Oi! I resemble that remark!

Adrian
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,541
Posted By Muggins
It looks like X-ray film to me -though that could...

It looks like X-ray film to me -though that could be because I work in a lab and have never seen " proper" photographer's sheet film.

Adrian
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-05-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,448
Posted By Muggins
I can't help with the others, but the lever...

I can't help with the others, but the lever marked X & M is for the flash sync - X for electronic flash, M for flashbulbs as they burn slower but for longer. Often also found with a V setting for...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-03-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,155
Posted By Muggins
Wiha Picodrive are the best screwdrivers I've...

Wiha Picodrive are the best screwdrivers I've come across for the job.

For Japanese cameras you may well need JIS screwdrivers.... but that's for later, unless someone''s really fudged with your...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-03-2015
Replies: 522
Views: 32,584
Posted By Muggins
I'm sort of with Kirk on this one (no,...

I'm sort of with Kirk on this one (no, thompsonks, not because the gulls are sat on the Captain's Logs!), though as I'm not Huub I don't know whether it's deliberate or not.

The flattening effect...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-01-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 8,217
Posted By Muggins
Funnily enough, I've seen a repair manual for...

Funnily enough, I've seen a repair manual for some of the most disposable consumer cameras ever, cardboard Kodak box cameras.

Mind you, CLA-ing a box Brownie was mostly a case of levering the front...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-01-2015
Replies: 522
Views: 32,584
Posted By Muggins
A nice moment - did you know what she was up to,...

A nice moment - did you know what she was up to, or just spot her?

I'd be tempted to crop out the top dummy (though it leaves all sorts of awkward debris along the top) to bring it in a bit closer,...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-28-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,558
Posted By Muggins
Having always studiously avoided shooting any of...

Having always studiously avoided shooting any of my ancient relics anywhere near the sun, one day I just decided to point it that way. This is what happens when you shoot a camera with a fixed...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-27-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,047
Posted By Muggins
Perhaps the will of humanity to do things like...

Perhaps the will of humanity to do things like this is his finest memorial?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Blue_Dot#mediaviewer/File:Pale_Blue_Dot.png
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-27-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 5,225
Posted By Muggins
...and something a bit less...

...and something a bit less subtle.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8471/8087735392_bdc3e2bd38_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/djFKXE)Well hung (https://flic.kr/p/djFKXE) by gray1720...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-27-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 5,225
Posted By Muggins
Something a bit more...

Something a bit more subtle?

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3890/15192547145_70377df13b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p9vLY2)Mine's a... (https://flic.kr/p/p9vLY2) by gray1720...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-26-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 5,225
Posted By Muggins
Formula One, eat your heart out! Adrian

Formula One, eat your heart out!

Adrian
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-26-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 5,225
Posted By Muggins
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2841/9462057736_dda...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2841/9462057736_dda3b1698f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fq8w7u)Parse that... (https://flic.kr/p/fq8w7u) by gray1720 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-26-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By Muggins
A grin from here too! Adrian

A grin from here too!

Adrian
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-26-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 5,225
Posted By Muggins
That's brilliant, John! One for her wedding...

That's brilliant, John!

One for her wedding album?... (I think it's a girl under there...)

Adrian
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-25-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 5,225
Posted By Muggins
Desperately trying to keep the thread on the...

Desperately trying to keep the thread on the front page...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7541/15492048150_db203a8964_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAYNbs)Some groaners (https://flic.kr/p/pAYNbs) by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By Muggins
:D That's great! Adrian

:D

That's great!

Adrian
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-24-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 5,225
Posted By Muggins
While we are at...

While we are at it....

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5276/14122600661_f20647df2b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nvY29R)WTF? (https://flic.kr/p/nvY29R) by gray1720...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-24-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 5,225
Posted By Muggins
No, it's just the way he walks. I'll get me...

No, it's just the way he walks.

I'll get me coat...

Adrian
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-24-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 5,225
Posted By Muggins
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8574/16420178312_49...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8574/16420178312_497207eb4b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r1ZGWC)Night Watch (https://flic.kr/p/r1ZGWC) by gray1720 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-24-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 5,225
Posted By Muggins
The new Chanel for Men...

The new Chanel for Men range:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8655/16232764660_6af5ff6e12_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qJraoL)Chanel for men (https://flic.kr/p/qJraoL) by gray1720...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-19-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,969
Posted By Muggins
If you look through the forums here for the...

If you look through the forums here for the archive of the Classic Camera Repair Forum (sadly missed!), there's a headline article somewhere about repairing Vitessa rangefinders. I believe the RF is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By Muggins
Thanks for coming back and posting that - if I...

Thanks for coming back and posting that - if I ever need to get into mine, I know what to do!

They're fun little cameras, apparently very nice to use if you are left handed as well (I'm not, spouse...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-13-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,541
Posted By Muggins
Yuri (Fedka) reckons the cell is shot. Ah well,...

Yuri (Fedka) reckons the cell is shot. Ah well, manual only it is!

Adrian
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-11-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,731
Posted By Muggins
I'll have to photograph a few pages, I can't...

I'll have to photograph a few pages, I can't imagine copyright will be a problem after 100+ years. I only have the circa 1910 edition, I'd love to know how many there were... in fact, reading what...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-10-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 881
Posted By Muggins
OK, looks as though I shall be raiding the...

OK, looks as though I shall be raiding the darkroom bin for a 120 backing paper and some spools to measure up against the camera back.

Like I need an excuse to use it...

Adrian
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,279
Posted By Muggins
Now there's an idea! Oxford is heaving with them...

Now there's an idea!

Oxford is heaving with them (many of them being the tourists themselves...), I'm sure we can get a thread going...

Adrian
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,279
Posted By Muggins
Red always will, I guess. Not even sure what i...

Red always will, I guess. Not even sure what i was doing there, couldn't see any damage to the bank underneath it.

A workmate said this morning that I should have tried to get a reflection of the...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-08-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,541
Posted By Muggins
Fed Micron giving me the red flag?

I've bought a Micron, and if I set it to A the red flag comes up and blocks the shutter whatever light conditions I try it in - does it need film in to work, or is it screwdriver time? If the latter,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,279
Posted By Muggins
ROFLMAO! Obviously, for those who object to...

ROFLMAO!

Obviously, for those who object to Coldplay... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64mb_hUOb4g

Adrian
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,279
Posted By Muggins
There's only really one thing that you can do at...

There's only really one thing that you can do at a moment like this...

...Go find the yellow car!

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7372/16288290798_dafb4e7ce4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qPkKnY)Yelow...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-08-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,731
Posted By Muggins
Just curious - how up-to-date for the period do...

Just curious - how up-to-date for the period do the cameras and clothes depicted look? I'm curious as to how often Kodak had to update them.

Adrian
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-07-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,731
Posted By Muggins
Having dug out my copy of "How to make Good...

Having dug out my copy of "How to make Good Pictures"*, I see a section on p41 simply called "Street Photography", beginning "The successful picturing of street scenes requires both thought and...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-06-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,731
Posted By Muggins
I have a feeling it's mentioned in a Kodak book I...

I have a feeling it's mentioned in a Kodak book I have , something like "Kodak guide to making better photographs", undated but by the illustrations must be circa 1910. I'll have to dig it out and...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-06-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 9,541
Posted By Muggins
Exactly, oftheherd. It's OK to be different, we...

Exactly, oftheherd. It's OK to be different, we can't all agree, I just get very hot under the collar about anyone who believes in "one true way" and disparages everything else.

yes, I know, if...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-06-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 9,541
Posted By Muggins
Hear hear! What would you do if you went...

Hear hear!

What would you do if you went somewhere new, and the first thing an established member did was to disparage your work because it wasn't done the way they did theirs?

Adrian
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-03-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3,809
Posted By Muggins
Fingers crossed for her. I'm giving blood in a...

Fingers crossed for her. I'm giving blood in a couple of hours - hopefully to help people like Adrena who need it, I'll think of her.

If you can give blood please do - every drop is needed!

Adrian
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-31-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 881
Posted By Muggins
Anyone got a 118 spool and paper hanging around?

I have a rather lovely Kodak No3 Brownie, but at the moment can only use it with paper as it's a mere 54 years since 118 film was last produced.

I'd like to have a go at doing wide shots with 120...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 4,368
Posted By Muggins
Surely Ethics ith a county Thouth of...

Surely Ethics ith a county Thouth of Thuffolk?

I'll get me coat...

Adrian
(should know, born there)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 4,368
Posted By Muggins
I was waiting for a response like...

I was waiting for a response like that!:angel:

Adrian
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