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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-17-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,798
Posted By John Bragg
Because it just works for me. I have never shot...

Because it just works for me. I have never shot digital apart from smartphone and feel zero inclination to do so. The crusty luddite within me is 100% satisfied with my collection of cameras and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 12,394
Posted By John Bragg
Always HC-110 dilution H. (Minimal agitation)

Always HC-110 dilution H. (Minimal agitation)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-13-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,289
Posted By John Bragg
I echo that sentiment and add that Ilford are...

I echo that sentiment and add that Ilford are doing very nicely thankyou, despite nearly folding 10 + years ago.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 3,542
Posted By John Bragg
I guess those Photographers are just famous for...

I guess those Photographers are just famous for being famous. Fame brings recognition and (like the Kings new clothes) it takes someone with a fresh attitude and uninhibited by the fame to say that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By John Bragg
You are missing something. This is a solution...

You are missing something. This is a solution aimed at auto only cameras with no compensation dial or any other manual input apart from Dx contacts in the film chamber. Usually point and shoot like...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By John Bragg
Very imprecise if it worked at all.

Very imprecise if it worked at all.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By John Bragg
Ordinary electrical tape. Any tape that insulates...

Ordinary electrical tape. Any tape that insulates will do. But the beauty of this system is that if you have coded a cassette for Ei 200 but suddenly decide to push the film, you can simply peel off...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By John Bragg
Where do you get the rewind bit from ? The...

Where do you get the rewind bit from ? The intention is to be able to shoot the whole cassette at a given speed with the facility to instantly choose what that speed should be on the point of loading...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By John Bragg
Dx dilemma solved. How to override code on Dx only cameras

As a longtime user of compact 35mm cameras, espescially those with film speed automatically set like Mju I and Mju ii, I had been frustrated with only having the option to use the box speed on films....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 6,087
Posted By John Bragg
Mint Nikon F5 for £160 from evil bay.

Mint Nikon F5 for £160 from evil bay.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1,570
Posted By John Bragg
I use a Winder 2 on both my Om 1n cameras. It...

I use a Winder 2 on both my Om 1n cameras. It just balances and feels better.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-08-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By John Bragg
Thanks Roger. Finding the right paper is a huge...

Thanks Roger. Finding the right paper is a huge deal in the whole workflow. Sadly I am limited to scanning and inkjet printing at present but even with these limitations, paper has a crucial effect...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2017
Replies: 212
Views: 9,339
Posted By John Bragg
For me, Photography is a craft that can be...

For me, Photography is a craft that can be taught. The art is how we use that craft to interpret and visually describe the world around us. The art is in the eye not the tools. It is great to have...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-21-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 5,081
Posted By John Bragg
As far as I am aware, no flesh and blood camera...

As far as I am aware, no flesh and blood camera stores nearer than 40 odd miles from me, but my last substantial purchase was from Grays of Westminster, an actual Nikon specialist store in London....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-19-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By John Bragg
Nice camera. I must treat mine to an outing soon.

Nice camera. I must treat mine to an outing soon.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By John Bragg
Taking a pure stab in the dark with this one, I...

Taking a pure stab in the dark with this one, I would try Tri-X @ei 200 and develop for a softer negative. Rodinal 1:100 might be the way to go as some compensation will occur if you don't agitate...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-16-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,815
Posted By John Bragg
Never had the urge (need) to go Digital Bill but...

Never had the urge (need) to go Digital Bill but I can imagine that the plethora of options could be truely mind blowing. It would leave a seasoned photographer feeling nostalgic for simpler times....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 4,824
Posted By John Bragg
I use the meter in my cameras all the time, but I...

I use the meter in my cameras all the time, but I am fond of playing a game of guess the setting before I look at the meter. Most of the time my best guess is close enough to make no difference. It...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 05-13-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,319
Posted By John Bragg
Thanks Chris. Gold Fibre Silk is one to try in...

Thanks Chris. Gold Fibre Silk is one to try in the future. I for one am glad that Ilford are back in production. Great paper at a realistic price.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 05-13-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,319
Posted By John Bragg
Hi John, I can see the difference. Some papers...

Hi John,
I can see the difference. Some papers are out of my reach price wise. I think that 80p or so a sheet is dear enough for my use. Mono Silk is about that and cheaper if you are lucky. The...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 05-13-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,319
Posted By John Bragg
The importance of paper

Hi, I have recently been using different paper in my Canon Pixma IP 7250 and liking the results. I have been trying Fotospeed Smooth Pearl for Black and White and for a RC paper, the results are very...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 4,474
Posted By John Bragg
Shooting film and developing and printing, (and...

Shooting film and developing and printing, (and latterly scanning and inkjet printing), has taught me to know the outcome of my endeavors without a back screen or recourse to chimping. I vote film...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-05-2017
Replies: 46
Poll: On The Walls
Views: 3,180
Posted By John Bragg
I voted three to ten. I have 7 all told of...

I voted three to ten. I have 7 all told of portraits I have taken. Might add some landscapes soon. Family portraits are very important to me and I make the best prints I possibly can. None of us are...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-05-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By John Bragg
There is a lot to be said for the disconnect...

There is a lot to be said for the disconnect between shooting and processing. I do not posess a Digital Camera, but I do use a hybrid workflow, so in that respect I am in the digital age. In my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-30-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By John Bragg
Best not to cut corners. Mix developer...

Best not to cut corners. Mix developer immediately before use. I personally re-use stop and fixer with no detrimental effect. Stop bath has a built in indicator and will change colour when it is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-25-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 2,166
Posted By John Bragg
Prints give your work credance. Up until the...

Prints give your work credance. Up until the image is in tangible form, it is just another digital capture. I share prints whenever I can espescially with family living far away. They know that I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,307
Posted By John Bragg
Not just Olympus cameras. Canon Sureshot Supreme,...

Not just Olympus cameras. Canon Sureshot Supreme, a p&s with superb lens was giving away a year ago and now averaging £20 - £30. I payed 99p for one not long ago and was the only bidder.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-18-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By John Bragg
I shoot only film but all my negatives are then...

I shoot only film but all my negatives are then scanned. The most important images are then printed and the images with family significance are then framed A4 size and proudly displayed on our walls....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By John Bragg
Looks like the second image is very underexposed....

Looks like the second image is very underexposed. How are you metering ?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 3,775
Posted By John Bragg
Many thanks Roger. I Do my best thinking in the...

Many thanks Roger.

I Do my best thinking in the middle of the night.

Regards,

John.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 3,775
Posted By John Bragg
ISO (ASA) or Box Speed is a good place to start...

ISO (ASA) or Box Speed is a good place to start your journey from as it is a scientifically measured definition of film speed. Not all of us choose the same route to the final destination though and...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-10-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By John Bragg
Canon Sureshot Supreme has less shutter lag than...

Canon Sureshot Supreme has less shutter lag than Mju models and is cheaper. Mju I is also very easy to use one handed and some say more ergonomically friendly than the Mju II.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 04-09-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,236
Posted By John Bragg
If you need or want it to look like film, then...

If you need or want it to look like film, then shoot film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-07-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,551
Posted By John Bragg
Many thanks, I will give it a go. I am 100% film...

Many thanks, I will give it a go. I am 100% film and always have been so just my kind of site. Good to see newbies discovering film for the first time and oldies coming back, though I am proud to say...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2017
Replies: 741
Views: 161,646
Posted By John Bragg
My Daughter Emily with her Elephant, Massive...

My Daughter Emily with her Elephant, Massive Millie. Canon Sureshot Supreme and Ilford HP5+ @Ei 400 developed in HC-110 dilution H.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-03-2017
Replies: 385
Views: 47,845
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7510/26247216904_5e6...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7510/26247216904_5e6ffefb71_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FZnR9u)
Sculpture (Prawn on a Stick) The Barbican, Plymouth. (https://flic.kr/p/FZnR9u) by E.John Bragg...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-03-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,021
Posted By John Bragg
Not bad for a 99p Canon Sureshot...

Not bad for a 99p Canon Sureshot Supreme

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3856/33822756445_13890dc1b0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TwNt8c)Emily and Elephant (https://flic.kr/p/TwNt8c) by E.John Bragg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-03-2017
Replies: 546
Views: 96,859
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2808/33008748803_46a...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2808/33008748803_46a4939bf4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ShSt1F)Emily, night feed. (https://flic.kr/p/ShSt1F) by E.John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-03-2017
Replies: 263
Views: 33,739
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2808/33008748803_46a...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2808/33008748803_46a4939bf4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ShSt1F)Emily, night feed. (https://flic.kr/p/ShSt1F) by E.John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-03-2017
Replies: 327
Views: 33,163
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2808/33008748803_46a...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2808/33008748803_46a4939bf4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ShSt1F)Emily, night feed. (https://flic.kr/p/ShSt1F) by E.John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-03-2017
Replies: 530
Views: 47,761
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2894/33821411775_b2e...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2894/33821411775_b2e72431cc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TwFzpe)My Daughter Emily 8 hours old. (https://flic.kr/p/TwFzpe) by E.John Bragg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-03-2017
Replies: 546
Views: 96,859
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2894/33821411775_b2e...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2894/33821411775_b2e72431cc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TwFzpe)My Daughter Emily 8 hours old. (https://flic.kr/p/TwFzpe) by E.John Bragg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-03-2017
Replies: 263
Views: 33,739
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2894/33821411775_b2e...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2894/33821411775_b2e72431cc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TwFzpe)My Daughter Emily 8 hours old. (https://flic.kr/p/TwFzpe) by E.John Bragg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-03-2017
Replies: 327
Views: 33,163
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2894/33821411775_b2e...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2894/33821411775_b2e72431cc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TwFzpe)My Daughter Emily 8 hours old. (https://flic.kr/p/TwFzpe) by E.John Bragg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By John Bragg
Battery failure has caused a missed landscape...

Battery failure has caused a missed landscape moment. I made a mental note and re-shot on a suitable day. Also got a spare set of eneloops for my Nikon F100 so this will never happen again. Here is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,253
Posted By John Bragg
Rodinal should work fine even when it is dark...

Rodinal should work fine even when it is dark like cola. It is also easy to pour and measure with a small graduated cylinder. No special care needed but run a test roll to be sure. I have used it as...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-28-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,648
Posted By John Bragg
Mostly prime lenses for me as I like to shoot...

Mostly prime lenses for me as I like to shoot without flash and the extra speed makes that possible for me. I tend to travel with a bag containing 3 primes but more often than not I am happy with the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-28-2017
Replies: 107
Views: 13,547
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3837/33131681950_ac9...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3837/33131681950_ac97b7448e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/StJwKG)Ebb tide at Mevagissey (https://flic.kr/p/StJwKG) by John Bragg...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-28-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By John Bragg
I scan negatives on a Plustek dedicated film...

I scan negatives on a Plustek dedicated film scanner. I then use GIMP to do any dust spotting etc so inkjet prints are a doddle. I started off scanning darkroom prints but no longer have room for a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2017
Replies: 706
Views: 89,294
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3762/33649350656_e7f...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3762/33649350656_e7f2fe7e6f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TgtHCd)Low tide, Mevagissey. (https://flic.kr/p/TgtHCd) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2017
Replies: 706
Views: 89,294
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3837/33131681950_ac9...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3837/33131681950_ac97b7448e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/StJwKG)Ebb tide at Mevagissey (https://flic.kr/p/StJwKG) by John Bragg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,674
Posted By John Bragg
Jane Bown without a doubt and she did like good...

Jane Bown without a doubt and she did like good food and a few drinks. James Ravilious would also have been fun and both were adept at disappearing and recording a special reality.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2017
Replies: 263
Views: 33,739
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2924/33500348145_04c...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2924/33500348145_04cd46ee54_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T3j3np)Cilla (https://flic.kr/p/T3j3np) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2017
Replies: 263
Views: 33,739
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3838/32660372554_924...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3838/32660372554_924cde6157_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RL5WTC)Jasper (https://flic.kr/p/RL5WTC) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-18-2017
Replies: 422
Views: 60,372
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3837/33131681950_ac9...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3837/33131681950_ac97b7448e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/StJwKG)Ebb tide at Mevagissey (https://flic.kr/p/StJwKG) by John Bragg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-17-2017
Replies: 1,560
Views: 199,629
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3838/32660372554_924...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3838/32660372554_924cde6157_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RL5WTC)Jasper (https://flic.kr/p/RL5WTC) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-17-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 3,097
Posted By John Bragg
Both HC-110 (Syrup) and Rodinal are ok at this...

Both HC-110 (Syrup) and Rodinal are ok at this age. Use them and be happy.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-17-2017
Replies: 327
Views: 33,163
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2924/33500348145_04c...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2924/33500348145_04cd46ee54_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T3j3np)Cilla (https://flic.kr/p/T3j3np) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-17-2017
Replies: 330
Views: 34,830
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2924/33500348145_04c...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2924/33500348145_04cd46ee54_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T3j3np)Cilla (https://flic.kr/p/T3j3np) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-17-2017
Replies: 554
Views: 85,871
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2924/33500348145_04c...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2924/33500348145_04cd46ee54_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T3j3np)Cilla (https://flic.kr/p/T3j3np) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-16-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,253
Posted By John Bragg
Hi Sara. I rarely shoot colour film being firmly...

Hi Sara. I rarely shoot colour film being firmly a mono guy. You can do an awful lot with one type of film and one versatile developer. I do however have phases with different mono films. I used...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-09-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By John Bragg
Hi John. Thanks for the heads up on another...

Hi John. Thanks for the heads up on another unexpected miss. Duely noted as we have frequently foggy weather here in Cornwall. I wonder how the single spot setting would have fared in those...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-09-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By John Bragg
Mju ii Musings

Today I developed a roll of HP5+ shot in my Mju ii and I feel that I am getting to grips with the handling and peculiarities of this excellent pocket gem of a camera. I have in the past suffered with...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-09-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,259
Posted By John Bragg
Bizarre, as it is not in the same place each time...

Bizarre, as it is not in the same place each time as a light leak would normally be. Almost looks like the film has been damaged or kinked. Could be a light leak but doesn't look like flare. Both my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,591
Posted By John Bragg
I get Street Photography when it is well...

I get Street Photography when it is well executed, like any other genre. For me it is all about content and composition. There are very few people who can melt into the background and be the observer...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,727
Posted By John Bragg
HP5+ @ ei200 developed in HC-110 Dilution H. ...

HP5+ @ ei200 developed in HC-110 Dilution H.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8684/16691245439_81afcab1ee_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rqWZKM)Best friends. (https://flic.kr/p/rqWZKM) by John Bragg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By John Bragg
Sad to say that it is not working right. Is this...

Sad to say that it is not working right. Is this your first film with it ? I would test film transport with a junk film before proceeding any further.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By John Bragg
Looks at first sight like an issue with the...

Looks at first sight like an issue with the camera. Faulty film transport maybe ? I would say that film is fully developed as witnessed by the black leader. Frame spacing also looks uneven. What...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2,853
Posted By John Bragg
There can be a great contrast between foreground...

There can be a great contrast between foreground and sky at this time of the evening. It can result in either bleached out sky or foreground under exposure. Not the fault of your camera meter but...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-04-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By John Bragg
+1 for the Small Battery Co. Always delivered...

+1 for the Small Battery Co. Always delivered quickly no matter how small the order.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,443
Posted By John Bragg
That's good news. I never used Scala, but the...

That's good news. I never used Scala, but the release or re-release of another film is a welcome sign that the film renaissance is real. I may well be tempted to try some this time round.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,590
Posted By John Bragg
Sounds like it has had a hard life. One to avoid...

Sounds like it has had a hard life. One to avoid since there are many out there in better condition. A "beater" is one thing, but one with bu¢¢@red frame lines is of no use.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,367
Posted By John Bragg
I bought an F90x about 5 years ago for peanuts...

I bought an F90x about 5 years ago for peanuts with a 50mm f1.8 AF (non D) thrown in. Total cost less than the 50 alone should have sold for. I recall it was about £30 ! Had a never ready case as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-27-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By John Bragg
Congratulations on getting such a wonderful gift....

Congratulations on getting such a wonderful gift. The Ais lenses have minimum aperture marked in orange as an easy way to tell from Ai. The 28mm Ais is indeed a great lens if you can get one and the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3,687
Posted By John Bragg
Hi Tim. In low light, the rangefinder will most...

Hi Tim. In low light, the rangefinder will most likely be the best tool for the job. You should be able to hand hold at least one stop slower in shutter speed, so the fact that it has the sharper...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-24-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,021
Posted By John Bragg
Hi, the shutter button can get unresponsive on...

Hi, the shutter button can get unresponsive on these. I have one that suffered from this but it came back to life after exercising the button. I like the Sureshot Supreme a lot for its lens. It is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 7,879
Posted By John Bragg
Mju ii/Stylus Epic is the only one of the three...

Mju ii/Stylus Epic is the only one of the three with some weather protection. Also for precise focussing, use spot mode as the multi point focussing can be fooled by some subjects. The Mju I is a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-23-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,021
Posted By John Bragg
Hi Rey, thankyou and yes I develop my own. Hope...

Hi Rey, thankyou and yes I develop my own. Hope you have some luck with the Fujica.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-22-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,021
Posted By John Bragg
Canon Af35ML. F1.9 lens.

Canon Af35ML. F1.9 lens.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-22-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,021
Posted By John Bragg
Hi Shawn. The Sureshot Supreme is a good camera....

Hi Shawn. The Sureshot Supreme is a good camera. Nice lens with a great IQ and very cheap right now. Also though not as compact as some, it feels positively comfortable in the hand.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-22-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,021
Posted By John Bragg
Thanks Bill. I only shoot black and white. The...

Thanks Bill. I only shoot black and white. The compact cameras have made a fair contribution to my flickr output. There are many of them that are very capable cameras. Also very little shutter lag on...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-22-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,021
Posted By John Bragg
Cheap GAS.

Hi All, I think I am suffering an attack of GAS on the cheap. I have spent far too much time recently looking at Fleabay for Point and Shoot bargains. Nothing like waiting for the postman to arrive...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By John Bragg
I am 55 and have more trouble seeing the settings...

I am 55 and have more trouble seeing the settings on the camera without reading glasses. Focussing is not an issue yet espescially as the Nikon F5 and F100 have dioptric correction built in....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By John Bragg
Can be some debris in the fixer which has come...

Can be some debris in the fixer which has come from the inside of the bottle. I have had similar artefacts caused this way. Even fresh solution in an old bottle can be affected this way. One way of...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-15-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 21,908
Posted By John Bragg
They should take note of the film resurgence and...

They should take note of the film resurgence and be proactive in making an affordable alternative student camera that is as reliable as the fleet of ageing Pentax K1000 and similar. Sign a deal with...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-13-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 5,371
Posted By John Bragg
Just had a casual look at ebay and even the zoom...

Just had a casual look at ebay and even the zoom models which you couldn't give away recently are starting to fetch good money. Symptomatic of the uneducated casual bidder thinking that the zoom...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,441
Posted By John Bragg
24 is great when trialling a new to me emulsion...

24 is great when trialling a new to me emulsion and also when someone is thoughtful enough to buy a half brick of film for me and doesn't know the difference between 24 and 36. Otherwise I always buy...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-08-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 6,158
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7268/7551866846_78dc...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7268/7551866846_78dcc0570b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/cvkhUN)Winter Gardens Blackpool. (https://flic.kr/p/cvkhUN) by John Bragg...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-05-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 6,158
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7285/8741726553_4023...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7285/8741726553_40234fae84_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ejtCKk)
IMG_15-05-2013_08-25-53 (https://flic.kr/p/ejtCKk) by John Bragg...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-25-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By John Bragg
It came with the fitted case and strap and as...

It came with the fitted case and strap and as luck would have it, I had another camera without one.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-25-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By John Bragg
Update, this turned out to be faulty, but I am...

Update, this turned out to be faulty, but I am glad to have given a donation to charity. It will be my breaker for spares.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-25-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 5,371
Posted By John Bragg
The most I have paid for one is £36 for an...

The most I have paid for one is £36 for an absolutely pristine example. The prices on ebay are getting out of hand and even the Mju I or Stylus Infinity is no longer the bargain that it once was. In...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,580
Posted By John Bragg
+1 Adjust your technique or check camera meter.

+1 Adjust your technique or check camera meter.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,123
Posted By John Bragg
The Autofocus on the Sureshot is very accurate in...

The Autofocus on the Sureshot is very accurate in my experience, with a hit rate much better than the Mju series, where I have had the odd failure with Mju I and Mju II. Exposure is accurate too but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,123
Posted By John Bragg
I would heartily reccomend a Canon Sureshot...

I would heartily reccomend a Canon Sureshot Supreme. Easily shootable with one hand, autofocus and a 38mm f2.8 lens. They go for less than many point and shoot cameras too. I have paid as little as...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-15-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By John Bragg
Canon Sureshot Supreme

I have just made an ebay purchase of a Canon Sureshot Supreme from a well known charity seller. I paid a fair price in the knowledge that the money is going to a good and worthy cause. I have found...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2017
Replies: 96
Views: 8,382
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7362/27231924640_567...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7362/27231924640_56799076df_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HuoJs5)Schooner in Charlestown Harbour (https://flic.kr/p/HuoJs5) by John Bragg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,589
Posted By John Bragg
I would advise against the squeegee for film. It...

I would advise against the squeegee for film. It is a risk of damage to wet and delicate emulsion. Robert's salad spinner is a good idea though ! Also add a few syringes to measure concentrated...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 4,911
Posted By John Bragg
This is my choice for the year. Taken on Ilford...

This is my choice for the year. Taken on Ilford HP5+ with an Olympus Mju ii. I am delighted with the way it has handled exposure on a harsh light day and the shadows are open and full of detail. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,902
Posted By John Bragg
Hi Frank. For the last few trips travelling...

Hi Frank. For the last few trips travelling relatively light, I have taken my Nikon F100 with HP5+ and 28mm f2.8 Ais, 50mm F1.8 Af D and 85mm f1.8 Af D. This all packs neatly into a Lowepro Nova 160...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 3,617
Posted By John Bragg
10 rolls of HP5+ made me very happy.

10 rolls of HP5+ made me very happy.
Forum: Travel 12-22-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 4,391
Posted By John Bragg
Congratulations on a great photo essay of a...

Congratulations on a great photo essay of a wonderful trip of a lifetime. Your choice of camera and film has added to the atmosphere and given a timeless feel to this project. I am an avid user of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 5,151
Posted By John Bragg
Ilford HP5+ @ei 200 developed in HC-110 dilution...

Ilford HP5+ @ei 200 developed in HC-110 dilution H. It does everything I need it to and handles contrasty subjects with ease.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7752/26745650362_da3712d8dd_b.jpg...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-10-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,120
Posted By John Bragg
My favorite is Ilford HP5+ and I moved to this...

My favorite is Ilford HP5+ and I moved to this from Tri-X about 2 years ago. Very reliable and forgiving film with great latitude and a long straight line curve that keeps highlights and shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2016
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,529
Posted By John Bragg
20 rolls of HP5+ from Harman Express at Black...

20 rolls of HP5+ from Harman Express at Black Friday price, 20% discount ... First time dealing direct and highly reccomended !
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By John Bragg
It is simple, you can only use it to photograph...

It is simple, you can only use it to photograph your home and family.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 1,867
Posted By John Bragg
Your lovingly made film photos are likely to be...

Your lovingly made film photos are likely to be still around in 100+ years. Can the same be said for the iphone images that will last until the next phone upgrade and then be lost forever ? I print...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-16-2016
Replies: 98
Views: 6,517
Posted By John Bragg
I would not want one but it sure is eye catching...

I would not want one but it sure is eye catching ! Whatever floats your boat I guess. ??
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,213
Posted By John Bragg
Olympus OM1n is widely acknowledged to be a good...

Olympus OM1n is widely acknowledged to be a good match. The lenses are compact and well designed and they focus in the same direction. Any single digit Olympus fits the bill but OM 1n or Om3 are the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-12-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,614
Posted By John Bragg
My Nikon F5 is a joy to my ears. So quiet and...

My Nikon F5 is a joy to my ears. So quiet and well damped. Today I was shooting in a quiet environment (hospital neonatal maternity unit) and it went completely unnoticed !
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By John Bragg
Hi Bill, that is somewhat off topic, but since...

Hi Bill, that is somewhat off topic, but since you mention impromptu supports, how about a string tripod ?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 1,847
Posted By John Bragg
Usually variable due to time of year. Low and...

Usually variable due to time of year. Low and directional this time of year and high and harsh in summer. I develop to boost shadows and hold back highlights. Film choice is important as well. HP5+...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By John Bragg
Thanks for the response Sevo. I am at the moment...

Thanks for the response Sevo. I am at the moment favoring my Nikon F5 for the reasons stated. Very good damping and low vibration all round.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By John Bragg
Heavy versus light camera for portraits in low light.

So, what is your preference for hand held portraiture in low light ? Does a heavy camera help with stability and hence help with shooting in low light ? I believe that there are some benefits with...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 5,594
Posted By John Bragg
Bill, I agree with your view of how students...

Bill, I agree with your view of how students should learn the basics. Long ago I started off with a Canon AV1 with just aperture priority. I shot some credible images mostly on transparency film and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-05-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 4,411
Posted By John Bragg
I can't think of anything less appropriate or...

I can't think of anything less appropriate or less appealing. It is wrong on just about every level possible. An assault on the visual senses and a travesty in destroying a decent camera and lens !
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-03-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 3,152
Posted By John Bragg
Since 50,I have problems seeing the settings on...

Since 50,I have problems seeing the settings on the camera in bad light, but focussing is no problem. I think adjustable dioptric correction helps and I have this on Nikon F5 and F100, but I have no...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-03-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 3,059
Posted By John Bragg
Film choice is important, and I find that...

Film choice is important, and I find that scanning picks up subtleties in grain and even scratches and imperfections, just like printing from a condenser enlarger does. I have settled on HP5+ @Ei200 ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-30-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,646
Posted By John Bragg
Thanks Roger Here is Rev Densham's pulpit....

Thanks Roger

Here is Rev Densham's pulpit.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8698/16822057147_42b3022787_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rCvrw4)
The pulpit in Warleggan Church, from where Rev Frederick...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-30-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,646
Posted By John Bragg
This signpost on Bodmin Moor has me intrigued and...

This signpost on Bodmin Moor has me intrigued and I keep going back. This is probably the best version I have taken.


https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7681/26224309874_8175033f1c_b.jpg...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-21-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,378
Posted By John Bragg
Hi Roger, this heating method could be adapted to...

Hi Roger, this heating method could be adapted to keep developer trays warm in a cold darkroom perhaps ?
Regards, John.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-20-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 27,604
Posted By John Bragg
It is paramount in achieving consistent results,...

It is paramount in achieving consistent results, at least with all conventional developers. If you vary the temperaure then time should be altered to compensate accordingly.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-16-2016
Replies: 140
Views: 12,566
Posted By John Bragg
I have owned none to date and have no intention...

I have owned none to date and have no intention of buying one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,906
Posted By John Bragg
I have stuck with film right through. My only...

I have stuck with film right through. My only concession is that I now scan negatives and hence I am a hybrid photographer. I love my film cameras and all the tactile experience that is involved in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2016
Replies: 363
Views: 24,843
Posted By John Bragg
In no particular order, since I own and use them...

In no particular order, since I own and use them all and they all have their own individual particular strengths.

Olympus OM 1n
Nikon F5
Nikon F100
Nikon FM2n
Leica M6
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-10-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3,632
Posted By John Bragg
Don is a living legend. He has long been a hero...

Don is a living legend. He has long been a hero of mine.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By John Bragg
That is good to know. HP5+ has a very long use by...

That is good to know. HP5+ has a very long use by date on fresh stock and by your arbitary test, I would say that even that is erring on the conservative side.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By John Bragg
Don't waste your time with them for image making...

Don't waste your time with them for image making unless to satisfy curiosity, as they are almost certainly useless by now. Had they been exposed, then it is a different story, as even a very poor...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 4,506
Posted By John Bragg
Nikon FM2n and 50mm f1.4 ais with HP5+. I would...

Nikon FM2n and 50mm f1.4 ais with HP5+. I would be happy with that as my only camera and film.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-08-2016
Replies: 248
Views: 13,891
Posted By John Bragg
https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8495/29141934970_860...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8495/29141934970_860dddabbf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Lpb2YE)Ristorante El Ancla, Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote. (https://flic.kr/p/Lpb2YE) by John Bragg...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-28-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,101
Posted By John Bragg
Just the one as I like to be consistent. HP5+ @...

Just the one as I like to be consistent. HP5+ @ ei200 developed in HC-110 dilution H
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-17-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,526
Posted By John Bragg
I have not used studio lights for many years,...

I have not used studio lights for many years, prefering natural light. If you want to emulate 3 point lighting outside, you will need to use reflectors or fill flash combined with the sun as a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-16-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,191
Posted By John Bragg
I wish them well. I no longer use a processor but...

I wish them well. I no longer use a processor but I do use Jobo tanks and reels. Good news indeed.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-14-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 13,517
Posted By John Bragg
Mostly been using Nikon F100 and my M6 is feeling...

Mostly been using Nikon F100 and my M6 is feeling neglected. Also occasional use of Olympus OM1N and Olympus Mju i and Mju ii film compacts. Curiously film compacts left off the poll so I ticked...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-09-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 7,792
Posted By John Bragg
None these days. They are not relevant to my...

None these days. They are not relevant to my preferred workflow as most are heavily biased to digital. I used to read Black and White Photography, the UK based one, and it was useful and informative,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 6,197
Posted By John Bragg
The over use of the word capture to describe a...

The over use of the word capture to describe a photograph. I have taken many pictures in my life, but never captured any. I have exercised timing and patience and some self taught photographic...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-06-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By John Bragg
Use Opera Browser. Works like a charm for me on...

Use Opera Browser. Works like a charm for me on Sony Xperia.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-06-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,535
Posted By John Bragg
HP5+ for its timeless look or Tri-X for similar...

HP5+ for its timeless look or Tri-X for similar reasons. Both work well with a multitude of developers and are hard (but not impossible) to screw up.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-30-2016
Replies: 546
Views: 68,404
Posted By John Bragg
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7674/27410157131_a4f...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7674/27410157131_a4fbf338c4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HL9dL4)Lian (https://flic.kr/p/HL9dL4) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 6,424
Posted By John Bragg
I expose it at Ei200 and develop in HC-110...

I expose it at Ei200 and develop in HC-110 Dilution H for 12 mins @ 200°C. This is helped by minimal agitation and is naturally sharp with great tonality....
Forum: RFF News 07-27-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 6,297
Posted By John Bragg
Good point Keith. I hope they do what we did and...

Good point Keith. I hope they do what we did and start off using commercial d&p until the real bug bites and they then realise how much they are missing by doing that. We can but hope and help where...
Forum: RFF News 07-27-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 6,297
Posted By John Bragg
The very attraction of film for me is that I can...

The very attraction of film for me is that I can home develop it. I have done so for the last 30 or more years and the magic is still there. I am a tactile hands on kind of guy and digital just...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-25-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,206
Posted By John Bragg
I do not agree that light is the true subject but...

I do not agree that light is the true subject but it is incidental and complementary to every image that we make. The ability to read light is vital to consistency in photography and once you learn...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,826
Posted By John Bragg
All Kodak film, Cine and Still, is produced on...

All Kodak film, Cine and Still, is produced on the same machinery at their one remaining facility. If Cine film dies then there will be no Still film made for Kodak Alaris, hence this is good news...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-21-2016
Replies: 636
Views: 161,882
Posted By John Bragg
https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7752/26745650362_da3...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7752/26745650362_da3712d8dd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GKqs3N)Plymouth Gin Distillery, the Barbican, Plymouth. (https://flic.kr/p/GKqs3N) by John Bragg...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-21-2016
Replies: 636
Views: 161,882
Posted By John Bragg
https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7756/26297598374_058...

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7756/26297598374_05884c2976_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G4Q4Nw)Blackthorn, Dartmoor. (https://flic.kr/p/G4Q4Nw) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-21-2016
Replies: 636
Views: 161,882
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7510/26247216904_5e6...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7510/26247216904_5e6ffefb71_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FZnR9u)Sculpture (Prawn on a Stick) The Barbican, Plymouth. (https://flic.kr/p/FZnR9u) by John Bragg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By John Bragg
Last Holidays I took a Nikon F100 and 28mm F2.8...

Last Holidays I took a Nikon F100 and 28mm F2.8 ais, Af 50mm f1.8D and Af 85mm f1.8D. And lots of HP5+. Great fun to use and all good lenses for low light use. I have a feeling that half of the shots...
Forum: RFF News 07-15-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 8,962
Posted By John Bragg
I prefer yours. The reflection in the puddle adds...

I prefer yours. The reflection in the puddle adds something great.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3,371
Posted By John Bragg
Delta400 is finer grained but HP5+ is sharper and...

Delta400 is finer grained but HP5+ is sharper and has great tones.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3,371
Posted By John Bragg
Hi Joe, surely a Canon F1 needs to be fed a...

Hi Joe, surely a Canon F1 needs to be fed a steady diet of classic B&W photojournalist film such as Tri-X or HP5+ ? Have fun with it regardless of who does the development and scanning.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-13-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,911
Posted By John Bragg
The type of enlarger does indeed have a lot to do...

The type of enlarger does indeed have a lot to do with how much contrast is in the final print. A collimated illumination system like a condenser enlarger will print a grade harder at least than a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,947
Posted By John Bragg
Very interesting choice of such a huge archive....

Very interesting choice of such a huge archive. Why no closeups ?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,298
Posted By John Bragg
Good work John. Very nice tonality for harsh...

Good work John. Very nice tonality for harsh lighting.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-25-2016
Replies: 422
Views: 60,372
Posted By John Bragg
https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7075/27905371295_7eb...

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7075/27905371295_7eb4b1eaa6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JvUjFi)
Schooner in Charlestown Harbour. #2 (https://flic.kr/p/JvUjFi) by John Bragg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,766
Posted By John Bragg
Does this not mean that a weakened £ will make...

Does this not mean that a weakened £ will make exports cheaper ? Surely firms like Ilford will benefit from this as their products become effectively cheaper on the world market ?
Forum: Travel 06-22-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,693
Posted By John Bragg
HP5+ @ Ei200 is my go to film for everything. It...

HP5+ @ Ei200 is my go to film for everything. It is amazingly versatile and a breeze to scan or print. It holds details in shadow and highlights exceptionally well. This example.is in strong Cornish...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-22-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,928
Posted By John Bragg
Hi Roger, I had one in my youth. That exact model...

Hi Roger, I had one in my youth. That exact model too ! Not limited to just potato as a staple ammunition either. I remember swede, (Turnip in Cornwall), being particularly effective.
Cheers

John
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-19-2016
Replies: 248
Views: 13,891
Posted By John Bragg
https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7752/26745650362_da3...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7752/26745650362_da3712d8dd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GKqs3N)Plymouth Gin Distillery, the Barbican, Plymouth. (https://flic.kr/p/GKqs3N) by John Bragg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-19-2016
Replies: 248
Views: 13,891
Posted By John Bragg
https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7065/27227945830_834...

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7065/27227945830_83494ba28a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hu3kFU)Lanzarote building detail (an exercise in whites) (https://flic.kr/p/Hu3kFU) by John Bragg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-18-2016
Replies: 248
Views: 13,891
Posted By John Bragg
https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8097/8583097149_3abe...

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8097/8583097149_3abed25e90_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/e5sBKB)Derelict cottage 2 (https://flic.kr/p/e5sBKB) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-18-2016
Replies: 248
Views: 13,891
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8251/8559683600_fe4a...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8251/8559683600_fe4a1a37da_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/e3oBHJ)Derelict cottage (https://flic.kr/p/e3oBHJ) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-17-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,154
Posted By John Bragg
Yes and no. Focussing seems to be too close so...

Yes and no. Focussing seems to be too close so camera needs a cla/collimation. Do you still have the original screen ? If so try it for a roll and see if there is some adjustment needed for this...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-17-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3,325
Posted By John Bragg
Enjoy the Jupiter 8, it is a fine lens. Great...

Enjoy the Jupiter 8, it is a fine lens. Great example of how most 50mm lenses are the best value available for quality imaging.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-17-2016
Replies: 248
Views: 13,891
Posted By John Bragg
Buildings with Character

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7681/26878236114_1282584cba_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GX8Zb3)Harbour Master's Office, Charlestown, Cornwall. (https://flic.kr/p/GX8Zb3) by John Bragg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-17-2016
Replies: 554
Views: 85,871
Posted By John Bragg
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7674/27410157131_a4f...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7674/27410157131_a4fbf338c4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HL9dL4)Lian (https://flic.kr/p/HL9dL4) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-17-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,308
Posted By John Bragg
Good work Roger and very encouraging for anyone...

Good work Roger and very encouraging for anyone thinking of using a dormant family camera as a way into film. The younger entry are valuable in keeping the film niche alive and anything that enables...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 496,739
Posted By John Bragg
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7674/27410157131_a4f...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7674/27410157131_a4fbf338c4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HL9dL4)Lian (https://flic.kr/p/HL9dL4) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-15-2016
Replies: 376
Views: 54,220
Posted By John Bragg
https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7681/26878236114_128...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7681/26878236114_1282584cba_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GX8Zb3)Harbour Master's Office, Charlestown, Cornwall. (https://flic.kr/p/GX8Zb3) by John Bragg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-15-2016
Replies: 376
Views: 54,220
Posted By John Bragg
https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7065/27227945830_834...

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7065/27227945830_83494ba28a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hu3kFU)Lanzarote building detail (an exercise in whites) (https://flic.kr/p/Hu3kFU) by John Bragg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-15-2016
Replies: 330
Views: 34,830
Posted By John Bragg
https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7419/26875084274_4cc...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7419/26875084274_4cc06c33a6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GWRQeY)
Reflection (https://flic.kr/p/GWRQeY) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-11-2016
Replies: 422
Views: 60,372
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7362/27231924640_567...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7362/27231924640_56799076df_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HuoJs5)Schooner in Charlestown Harbour (https://flic.kr/p/HuoJs5) by John Bragg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-10-2016
Replies: 327
Views: 33,163
Posted By John Bragg
https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7422/10866414276_eae...

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7422/10866414276_eae0e7b6c1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/hyedoh)
Mark at home (https://flic.kr/p/hyedoh) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-09-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 6,018
Posted By John Bragg
My everyday grab kit is a Lowepro bag containing...

My everyday grab kit is a Lowepro bag containing a Nikon F100 with 28mm f2.8 Ais and af 50mm f1.8D and also an af 85mm f1.8D. All fast primes and all sharp as a tack. Great for everything from...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-09-2016
Replies: 327
Views: 33,163
Posted By John Bragg
https://c5.staticflickr.com/2/1567/26692849516_403...

https://c5.staticflickr.com/2/1567/26692849516_403590dbea_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GEKQco)
Eddie (https://flic.kr/p/GEKQco) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-09-2016
Replies: 327
Views: 33,163
Posted By John Bragg
https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7419/26875084274_4cc...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7419/26875084274_4cc06c33a6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GWRQeY)
Reflection (https://flic.kr/p/GWRQeY) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-09-2016
Replies: 327
Views: 33,163
Posted By John Bragg
Film portraiture using only natural light

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7674/27410157131_a4fbf338c4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HL9dL4)Lian (https://flic.kr/p/HL9dL4) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-08-2016
Replies: 271
Views: 31,184
Posted By John Bragg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7130/26939960784_d09...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7130/26939960784_d097383fb3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H3AkLu)Sculptured tree stump, Charlestown, Cornwall. (https://flic.kr/p/H3AkLu) by John Bragg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-05-2016
Replies: 333
Views: 54,388
Posted By John Bragg
https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7419/26875084274_4cc...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7419/26875084274_4cc06c33a6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GWRQeY)Reflection (https://flic.kr/p/GWRQeY) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,511
Posted By John Bragg
I am one of those photographers who shoots...

I am one of those photographers who shoots exclusively in black and white. I can do colour, but my brain is hard wired to see shape, form and light, so composition is more important to me. I started...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 7,092
Posted By John Bragg
Both are classic 400 speed films and there is...

Both are classic 400 speed films and there is really not a huge difference. If HP5+ is easily available then go with that. I rate them both at ei200 for my needs and find that they look better that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-26-2016
Replies: 271
Views: 31,184
Posted By John Bragg
https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7115/7554931950_c527...

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7115/7554931950_c527e50d85_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/cvB14q)War Memorial (https://flic.kr/p/cvB14q) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,112
Posted By John Bragg
I went back to using my OM1n kit recently and it...

I went back to using my OM1n kit recently and it was like a breath of fresh air. I really like my Nikon F100 and F5 but only after I set the custom functions to my liking. I then use both as purely...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-25-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,756
Posted By John Bragg
All good shots Ben. Makes me want this lens !

All good shots Ben. Makes me want this lens !
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-25-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,756
Posted By John Bragg
35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 AI-S Never had a problem with...

35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 AI-S

Never had a problem with it image wise. Not the best, but far from the worst.


https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7293/10875381024_a74a4a51b9_c.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-24-2016
Replies: 92
Views: 17,595
Posted By John Bragg
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7739/26990912801_204...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7739/26990912801_2047eae57b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H86u2x)Twilight, Lanzarote. (https://flic.kr/p/H86u2x) by John Bragg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 496,739
Posted By John Bragg
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7510/26247216904_5e...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7510/26247216904_5e6ffefb71_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FZnR9u)Sculpture (Prawn on a Stick) The Barbican, Plymouth. (https://flic.kr/p/FZnR9u) by John Bragg...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-22-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,469
Posted By John Bragg
Dear Steve, Fair play to the Iphone crowd for...

Dear Steve,

Fair play to the Iphone crowd for their skilled application of the selfie stick. Each to their own, but it is not for me. I hope you got some decent shots with your M5 and enjoyed your...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-21-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,469
Posted By John Bragg
Dear Roger, I had a strange experience this...

Dear Roger,

I had a strange experience this week whilst on holiday in Lanzarote. A young Chinese waiter in a Spanish restaurant passed comment on my Nikon film camera. His first reaction was that I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-19-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,953
Posted By John Bragg
All good in the Hood ?

Looking at some of my recent shots with a compact camera, I realised how much an undervalued acccessory the humble lens hood actually is. The camera in question does not have such a luxury and some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-19-2016
Replies: 1,937
Views: 258,351
Posted By John Bragg
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7681/26224309874_81...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7681/26224309874_8175033f1c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FXmrFG)Signpost Bodmin Moor revisited (https://flic.kr/p/FXmrFG) by John Bragg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-19-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By John Bragg
I use these. You need to adjust the ISO setting...

I use these. You need to adjust the ISO setting to compensate for the higher voltage but they are long lasting and reliable.
http://www.smallbattery.company.org.uk/sbc_s625px.htm
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-19-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By John Bragg
That is an amazing archive and the name Gibson is...

That is an amazing archive and the name Gibson is famous here in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By John Bragg
Fascinating shot Michael. I am guessing it is...

Fascinating shot Michael. I am guessing it is remembrance day, and it seems like the guy in the centre is ex military and has fallen on hard times ? Just my interpretation, every picture tells a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-18-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 6,302
Posted By John Bragg
Lenses like these are a great reason to shoot...

Lenses like these are a great reason to shoot more film. Their true character is optimised with Tri-X or HP5+. No substitute for a gritty black and white !
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By John Bragg
Keith, you are very lucky. The ghost towns must...

Keith, you are very lucky. The ghost towns must be a fascinating subject.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By John Bragg
Quite all right John. Makes the subject wider.

Quite all right John. Makes the subject wider.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By John Bragg
My opening post was all about a geographic area,...

My opening post was all about a geographic area, but the concept of areas of expertise is equally valid. I shot some of my earliest work at the Barbican 30 years ago so documenting the changes is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By John Bragg
Lovely abstract. As good an area to specialise in...

Lovely abstract. As good an area to specialise in as any other. There are pictures to be found in everything. The secret is in how we see things.
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