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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,181
Posted By digitaldave
Thanks for the explanation :). Edit: I assume...

Thanks for the explanation :).

Edit: I assume they aren't used on bodies like the FM, FE etc?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,181
Posted By digitaldave
Metal tab / ears on old Nikon lenses?

I've been looking around at manual SLRs, and whilst checking out the Nikons, I noticed that a lot of old Nikon lenses have a metal tab that looks like small rabbit ears! What are they for? Do all...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-01-2006
Replies: 2,235
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 252,565
Posted By digitaldave
User: EmilGil I bought a Leica 50mm Summicron...

User: EmilGil

I bought a Leica 50mm Summicron from Emil. Communication was excellent throughout. Shipping was fast, and the item was exactly as described. Emil even went so far as to refund part of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-01-2006
Replies: 1,035
Views: 269,279
Posted By digitaldave
My 50mm f/2 Summicron arrived today from EmilGil....

My 50mm f/2 Summicron arrived today from EmilGil. Here it is on my M6:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2006
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,626
Posted By digitaldave
Here's an updated pic of my M6 - I now have a...

Here's an updated pic of my M6 - I now have a lens, a 1975 50mm f/2 Summicron I bought from fellow member EmilGil :).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-22-2006
Replies: 5,597
Views: 983,466
Posted By digitaldave
That does look nice :). Is the swap easy to do? I...

That does look nice :). Is the swap easy to do? I might think about doing that on my M6 if it's something I can do without major disassembly.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By digitaldave
LTM lenses on M Body?

Do many people here use LTM lenses on an M body? It seems to me that they would provide a cheaper alternative to M mount lenses, with the addition of the appropriate adaptor of course. My only...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By digitaldave
Lenses - 'M' vs non-'M'?

Whilst looking around at lens info, I've come across several versions of the same lens that have slightly different names. For example, 50mm Summicron and 50mm Summicron-M. Is there any difference...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By digitaldave
Well, I ordered the M6 on Friday AM, and it...

Well, I ordered the M6 on Friday AM, and it arrived Saturday AM. You guys are right, Ffordes do err on the side of caution with their descriptions - although it has clearly been used, the general...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2006
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,626
Posted By digitaldave
Here's my new M6 Classic :). All I need now is a...

Here's my new M6 Classic :). All I need now is a lens, so if anyone wants to sell me a cheap 50/2 Summicron... ;).

Dave.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By digitaldave
I saw that ad this morning, but I have no idea...

I saw that ad this morning, but I have no idea what they sell for. My main worry would be that 40mm is very close to 50mm and 35mm, both of which I was thinking about getting - unless I just get the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By digitaldave
No idea yet! The problem is that funds are...

No idea yet! The problem is that funds are somewhat limited, so I need to find a relatively cheap one to get me started. I'd like a black 50 Summicron to match the black body, but none of the UK...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By digitaldave
M6 On The Way!

Based on numerous recommendations from people here, I just ordered an M6 Classic, my first Leica, from Ffordes! The serial number puts it around 1997 I think, so a very late model. It was quite a bit...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2006
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,626
Posted By digitaldave
Kevin, How did you black out the writing on the...

Kevin,

How did you black out the writing on the front of the black M6? Paint?

Dave.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By digitaldave
I've decided to pass on this one for several...

I've decided to pass on this one for several reasons.

First, I suspect that I was looking at this particular one as it was the first time I'd realised I could afford an M2.

Second, I think I'd...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-29-2006
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,626
Posted By digitaldave
Who cares if it's worth any more than a regular...

Who cares if it's worth any more than a regular M4, it's beautiful camera :).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By digitaldave
Thanks for the advice so far :). Here's a link...

Thanks for the advice so far :).

Here's a link to the one I'm looking at (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=007&item=170043500588&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1). I've...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By digitaldave
Questions when buying M2

Thanks to all the helpful people on here, I think I'm going to look at getting an M2 in the near-ish future. I've seen one on ebay at a nice price, and I've asked the seller a couple of questions...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-26-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By digitaldave
Roland, Thanks for that, that's what I was...

Roland,

Thanks for that, that's what I was looking for :).
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-26-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By digitaldave
The only ones I can find are one that shows the...

The only ones I can find are one that shows the thickness of an R2 vs M, and a small one showing an M and a Bessa T together. I was hoping that someone that owns both might have a pic lying around :).
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-25-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By digitaldave
Pics comparing Bessa R*A or R*M with Leica M Body?

Has anyone got any pics comparing the size and shape of the current Bessa bodies agains a Leica M body? The Bessa always seem to me to be a bit taller than the Leicas, maybe because of the larger...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-21-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By digitaldave
Red Light Visible From Front Of Bessa?

I've read a couple of posts that mention that you can see a red light from the front of a Bessa (I assume it's something to do with the display in the VF) - how bad is it in practice?

Thanks,

Dave.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-20-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,838
Posted By digitaldave
Thanks for the replies everyone :). The more I...

Thanks for the replies everyone :).

The more I think about it, the more I think I'll end up going the route of the unmetered body with an external meter, as I think this will help me learn more...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,838
Posted By digitaldave
Internal vs external meter useage

Hopefully this will all make sense, I've had several attempts at articulating my question, and deleted them all and started again!

I've been considering getting an interchangeable lens RF, either an...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-17-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By digitaldave
B&W Film on UK High Street?

I'm totally new to B&W photography, so I'd be grateful if I could get some recommendations for good quality B&W film that is:

a) easily available on the UK high street and
b) easily processed by...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-16-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By digitaldave
Noob QL17 GIII Meter Question...

OK, I have adaft question regarding my recently acquired GIII...

Does the meter function all the time if the camera is in auto mode and the lens cap is off? I'm used to cameras where the meter is...
Forum: Off Topic 10-13-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By digitaldave
Why f/1.8?

Does anyone know why f/1.8 lenses seem to be so common, particularly in the SLR world? Most systems both old and new I've seen have a 50mm f/1.8 lens available, even my old Skoda of a Praktica has...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-12-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By digitaldave
Oops, stopping down / opening up error corrected...

Oops, stopping down / opening up error corrected :).

I know the filem is only interested in the overall combination, I want to know what you as a photographer prefer to do :).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-12-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By digitaldave
Sunny f/16 Rule - how do **you** use it?

I've read up on the sunny f/16 rule, and I think I've got the hang of how it works. However, what I'd like to know is, assuming the sunny conditions alluded to in the name of the rule, do you tend to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-02-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,544
Posted By digitaldave
I doubt I'll get in there myself, I'll probably...

I doubt I'll get in there myself, I'll probably get it looked at when I have it CLA'd. Now, where's Kim...? :).
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-02-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,544
Posted By digitaldave
Yep, lens cap off ;). No joy.

Yep, lens cap off ;). No joy.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-02-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,544
Posted By digitaldave
QL17 GIII Shutter Question

So I received my QL17 GIII today, and had a play with it. However, I've noticed that the shutter won't fire in auto mode :(. I've got a battery in (LR9 in place of the standard PX625), but the meter...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By digitaldave
Ash, No problem :). Dave.

Ash,

No problem :).

Dave.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By digitaldave
B&W or colour? Slide or negative? How much faster...

B&W or colour? Slide or negative? How much faster than 50?

:)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By digitaldave
Ash, I'd love to give your spare copy a great...

Ash,

I'd love to give your spare copy a great home. I was too busy scouring the shelves of WH Smiths for magazines with articles about the M8 that I must have missed the magazine that had the offer...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-22-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 589
Posted By digitaldave
UK Source for QL17 GIII Batteries

Can anyone recommend a UK source for replacement batteries for a QL17 GIII? If possible somewhere on the high street, but mail order will do. I'm not too worried at the moment about 1.5v vs 1.35v, I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 1,425
Posted By digitaldave
Getting candids & relaxed looking shots?

Whenever I try to take a picture of a friend or family member in an informal setting (such as at my neice's birthday), I find that people will almost always pose for the camera, and that often...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-19-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By digitaldave
Kim, 'Pimp My Canonet' :p. Where'd you get that...

Kim,

'Pimp My Canonet' :p. Where'd you get that done? And do they do other colours? Might have to have a look in to that...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-19-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By digitaldave
Great, I might get in contact depending on what...

Great, I might get in contact depending on what state it's actually in when it gets here.

Dave.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-18-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By digitaldave
Kim, Thanks for the reply. I'll definately give...

Kim,

Thanks for the reply. I'll definately give you a shout if it needs work done. As for the top plate, I guess I'll just learn to live with it - it'll have 'character' :).
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-18-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By digitaldave
UK CLA for GIII QL17?

Can anyone recommend a good place in the UK to get a GIII QL17 CLA'd? I won one on ebay over the weekend, and would like to know a good place to get it serviced if it needs one (which I suspect it...
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