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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,162
Posted By markinlondon
Love the people covered in mud, Clarel. The last...

Love the people covered in mud, Clarel. The last shot of the "Trojan" bar (?) is great and the girl at the Level Vibes sound system. Your links worked fine for me, btw.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-07-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By markinlondon
Different lens manufacturers have different ideas...

Different lens manufacturers have different ideas of "acceptably sharp". Also the formula of the lens will give variations in the depth of focus available. The chart I linked to is derived...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 5,801
Posted By markinlondon
As above. Fuji Neopan 1600, Ilford Delta 3200,...

As above. Fuji Neopan 1600, Ilford Delta 3200, Kodak TMZ. These are all "push" films which are designed to give reasonable results at very high speeds. A 400 speed film pushed to 1600 will build...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-07-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By markinlondon
Here's a DOF...

Here's a DOF chart.

http://www.dofmaster.com/charts.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By markinlondon
No! That would be a zoom finder, have you ever...

No! That would be a zoom finder, have you ever looked through a Contax G2's finder? Eeurgh!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 3,856
Posted By markinlondon
That it never had goggles. The goggled versions...

That it never had goggles. The goggled versions focused to .65m
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 3,856
Posted By markinlondon
What's the closest focus distance of your...

What's the closest focus distance of your Summaron?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-06-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By markinlondon
Can you post a link? Most modern colour films are...

Can you post a link? Most modern colour films are quite highly saturated so it's hard to achieve what you describe without post processing.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 3,856
Posted By markinlondon
The difference between bringing up 50 and 35...

The difference between bringing up 50 and 35 lines is a few strokes of a file, Randy. If the lens was modified for use with an M2 a long time ago you probably wouldn't notice. It's also possible that...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-05-2007
Replies: 62
Views: 4,717
Posted By markinlondon
I like the idea of cases but in practise I find...

I like the idea of cases but in practise I find they just get in the way. It's bad enough having to find somewhere to put the baseplate while reloading when you're as clumsy as me.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,263
Posted By markinlondon
Here's some buying tips...

Here's some buying tips (http://cameraquest.com/leicamchecklist.htm).
Forum: Off Topic 09-05-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 5,459
Posted By markinlondon
I suggest that you never discover the Spanish...

I suggest that you never discover the Spanish "whisky" Mag 5, Alex. Ooh boy!!

The only person I've ever met who drank whisky with coke was a drummer I used to work with. 'Nuff said, I think ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,110
Posted By markinlondon
Sounds like the C41 equivalent of insufficient...

Sounds like the C41 equivalent of insufficient fixing to me. Looks a bit like it too. Sadly I don't know how to fix this with colour film only with black and white.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-05-2007
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,739
Posted By markinlondon
Belated thanks to Brian (scotforthlad) for the...

Belated thanks to Brian (scotforthlad) for the lovely Yashica D. An excellent camera and such quick delivery.

Also to Alkis (Telenous) for a perfect description of the collapsible Summicron and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By markinlondon
That looks good, Joao. I should have explained...

That looks good, Joao. I should have explained that this works on the 20% per stop rule of thumb for calculating development times. Ilford say you shouldn't shoot HP5 below 250, but what do they know...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-05-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 677
Posted By markinlondon
Yes, the LH2 attaches to the external thread like...

Yes, the LH2 attaches to the external thread like the little hood that comes with the lens. It's held in place with a locking screw.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-04-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By markinlondon
Eight minutes is about right but I definitely...

Eight minutes is about right but I definitely overdid the agitation on that roll, the highlights are a bit harsh and the grain is more apparent than I'd expect. I got a couple of rolls which were...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-04-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By markinlondon
HP5 EI200 HC-110(h) 8mins at 20C. On reflection I...

HP5 EI200 HC-110(h) 8mins at 20C. On reflection I could have cut the agitation a little from 4x per minute.

Link (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1156/820815493_3b580391de_o.jpg)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-04-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By markinlondon
The Voigtlander LH2 hood fits but blocks a lot of...

The Voigtlander LH2 hood fits but blocks a lot of the finder. You could try one of the ebay vented 39mm hoods.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By markinlondon
Nice, Gene. Can we look forward to the limited...

Nice, Gene. Can we look forward to the limited edition Vulcanite covered Moleskine now? An M2 with a collapsible 'cron, fine choice :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,385
Posted By markinlondon
Some M6s drain batteries. The meter should be out...

Some M6s drain batteries. The meter should be out of circuit if the shutter dial is set to "B" or the shutter is uncocked. But there are some test contacts in the battery compartment which can cause...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By markinlondon
The doubling of aperture requires a much greater...

The doubling of aperture requires a much greater degree of correction adding bulk to the lens, not to mention cost. An f2 lens will usually give far better performance and cost and weigh a lot less....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 1,784
Posted By markinlondon
Why would the Tri-Elmar be too wide on a RD-1...

Why would the Tri-Elmar be too wide on a RD-1 with its 1.6x crop factor? Wouldn't that give you something like 40-75 equivalent?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-03-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,367
Posted By markinlondon
Update, manual is in French, sorry if this is no...

Update, manual is in French, sorry if this is no good.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-03-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,367
Posted By markinlondon
Try this site...

Try this site (http://www.bonavolta.ch/hobby/en/photo/v35.htm#Manual) for a .pdf manual.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 5,282
Posted By markinlondon
There were a few ITOOY hoods for sale at...

There were a few ITOOY hoods for sale at www.mwclassic.com last time I looked. They will work out to 70-80 $US though so may not be an option. I'm glad to say I only paid 20 for mine but it needed a...
Forum: Off Topic 09-03-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By markinlondon
I'd doubt the veracity of any website that claims...

I'd doubt the veracity of any website that claims a failure rate of 500% for anything, not to mention whose author thinks that the plurals of Mac, Macbook and Powerbook require an apostrophe :)...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-03-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By markinlondon
I'll agree with Noel on this ttl meter thing. The...

I'll agree with Noel on this ttl meter thing. The only SFX I ever shot had exposures all over the place, this was in a Pentax ME I trusted. I also gave up on the stuff because it didn't really look...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By markinlondon
Yep, me too. HC-110 for HP5 or Tri-x and Rodinal...

Yep, me too. HC-110 for HP5 or Tri-x and Rodinal for APX100.
Great minds eh, Frank? ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By markinlondon
Another do it all developer you might consider is...

Another do it all developer you might consider is HC-110. As it's a liquid concentrate that keeps forever it's much easier to store than D76/ID-11 stock solution. Of course, for true APX100 nirvana...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2007
Replies: 158
Views: 17,785
Posted By markinlondon
Michael, friend and banjo player. M2, 35...

Michael, friend and banjo player.

M2, 35 summicron (iv), HP5, ID-11 stock.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1309/630609123_e8e22a4836.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 1,784
Posted By markinlondon
Only the Tri-Elmar and that's not really a zoom....

Only the Tri-Elmar and that's not really a zoom. Handy though if you can live with f4.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,922
Posted By markinlondon
I'm up to date (where's that smug icon?).

I'm up to date (where's that smug icon?).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By markinlondon
1990, that'll be a tabbed 'cron then. Did you get...

1990, that'll be a tabbed 'cron then. Did you get a hood? This lens looks fantastic with a 12585 which reverses to give a nice compact package. Having had both versions of the current optical formula...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-02-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,409
Posted By markinlondon
Sunny 16 with a Sekonic L308 in my pocket for...

Sunny 16 with a Sekonic L308 in my pocket for when it gets tricky. I had a VCII which I found fiddly but couldn't fault its performance. I also have a Leicameter MR somewhere but I don't like the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2007
Replies: 432
Views: 102,085
Posted By markinlondon
I'm going to have to change my vote here. My...

I'm going to have to change my vote here. My collapsible is just fantastic despite the "cleaning marks" and the stiff focus. It flares but so does my tabbed version. The first frame here was at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,422
Posted By markinlondon
This can't be stressed enough. In any darkroom...

This can't be stressed enough. In any darkroom process consistency is far more important than absolute accuracy. It doesn't matter if your thermometer's three degrees off or your timer is five...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-01-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By markinlondon
Looking for a 24-28mm lens to go with old Elmars

I'm in the process of rationalising my outfit and am trying to assemble a very compact three lens kit. I'm currently carrying 50 and 90 Elmars but I'm starting to feel the need for a true wide angle...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-01-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By markinlondon
Thanks, Colin :) . Agitation with Rodinal is very...

Thanks, Colin :) . Agitation with Rodinal is very much a question of trial and error. With APX100 I give 30 seconds to start with and then two slow turns (takes about 5 seconds or so) every minute....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-01-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By markinlondon
The recommendation is a minimum of 10ml Rodinal...

The recommendation is a minimum of 10ml Rodinal concentrate for each roll. This is a huge overestimate. I've used as little as 3ml of concentrate to give 1:100 (OK, Colin, it's really 1+99 :) ) in a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-01-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 2,913
Posted By markinlondon
I don't have a credit card.

I don't have a credit card.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-28-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,956
Posted By markinlondon
That's a big topic, Brandon. Try to find a book...

That's a big topic, Brandon. Try to find a book on basic darkroom technique, it will provide you with equipment lists and technical advice but the product recommendations will probably be out of...
Forum: Off Topic 08-28-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By markinlondon
In the classifieds there's a My Ads link. Try...

In the classifieds there's a My Ads link. Try that but if you clicked the SOLD IT! link I think the ad is deleted.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,793
Posted By markinlondon
That's the descriptions taken care of, here are...

That's the descriptions taken care of, here are some pictures (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/tags/leicasummicron50mmf20collapsible/) all taken with a 1953 model collapsible with...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-27-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By markinlondon
I'd halve that maximum resolution, say 4800 dpi...

I'd halve that maximum resolution, say 4800 dpi uninterpolated? That seems to be the way with flatbeds.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-27-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 3,557
Posted By markinlondon
Wow, wide open spaces, Tom! :)

Wow, wide open spaces, Tom! :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-27-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By markinlondon
Nice, Brandon, the cat is particularly impressive...

Nice, Brandon, the cat is particularly impressive for a "guessed" exposure.

Cheers,
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By markinlondon
It's a half-bottomed attempt at Zone System...

It's a half-bottomed attempt at Zone System shadow metering. I'd hate to see the results.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-27-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 16,587
Posted By markinlondon
The Trip 35 is a little gem. When they came out...

The Trip 35 is a little gem. When they came out they were advertised in the UK by David Bailey. The ad's catchphrase "Who d'you think you are, David Bailey?" is still in use by those with congenital...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-27-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,593
Posted By markinlondon
I had one too. I have to agree with alansoon,...

I had one too. I have to agree with alansoon, very well made but I never warmed to its look. I feel the same about the 50 Nokton.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 1,440
Posted By markinlondon
I had long years of practise as the only child of...

I had long years of practise as the only child of two only children. No cousins to visit at weekends, so I've always been used to doing things on my own. Now, I'm quite happy locked in the darkroom...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,321
Posted By markinlondon
I'll always just pull the film out. I've never...

I'll always just pull the film out. I've never liked the idea of half a reel in each hand and a wet 1.5m length of film to handle all at once. It sounds like a recipe for wet film all over the place...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By markinlondon
Is this not the reason for the famous Sonnar...

Is this not the reason for the famous Sonnar focus shift at wider apertures?
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-26-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2,216
Posted By markinlondon
It's great reading in parts. I love the...

It's great reading in parts. I love the accessories chapter (oh my, that lens turret). Sadly, Roger's bias against the 50mm lens is a real disappointment for me when we consider the vast array of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-26-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By markinlondon
My memory of my Zenit's case was that I could...

My memory of my Zenit's case was that I could find my camera with my eyes closed, and my sense of smell isn't that good :) . I'll assume Soviet leather mellows a bit after a few decades. I quite like...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-26-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 3,557
Posted By markinlondon
Papersafes sell for about 5 from...

Papersafes sell for about 5 from www.secondhanddarkroom.co.uk. Their postage is a bit of a killer on small orders though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 986
Posted By markinlondon
Strange, isn't it? There I was thinking I was a...

Strange, isn't it? There I was thinking I was a customer of Ilford Photo and now I can be their friend :confused:
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-26-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 2,842
Posted By markinlondon
Half frames are cheating, Chris :) . I voted 38...

Half frames are cheating, Chris :) . I voted 38 but the truth is I often only shoot about 30 and want to change film because the sun's gone down or something.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By markinlondon
The "right" hood would be an IROOA as suggested...

The "right" hood would be an IROOA as suggested or a 12585 (or its plastic clone 12538). One of those 39mm ebay numbers would do just as well but I like the Leitz clip on hoods personally. you can...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-26-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,589
Posted By markinlondon
I've switched to Legacy after voting Afterdark +....

I've switched to Legacy after voting Afterdark +. No more black cursor on a dark grey background, whoopee!! On the other hand, I don't like Legacy much but I'll give it a try for a bit.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By markinlondon
HU: bargain Elmar - UK only

This current model Elmar (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=120152999575&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=002) is 225 BIN if anyone's looking for one. UK only. No connection, etc....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-25-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 3,557
Posted By markinlondon
You too, eh? Having done this at least once I...

You too, eh? Having done this at least once I usually transfer about twenty sheets at a time into another bag as my "working" stock and put the rest away until it runs out. Sometimes it's only the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,057
Posted By markinlondon
The sad fact is that pixel peeping is not the...

The sad fact is that pixel peeping is not the same as using a lens and seeing prints from it. Marc bought the Planar for the best of reasons, he liked what he saw. Sometimes it's not the same in the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-24-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By markinlondon
That's underexposing and overdeveloping (or...

That's underexposing and overdeveloping (or pushing). What you'd need to reduce contrast is to shoot your ISO100 film at EI50 and develop for about 20% less time (or pulling). This will control...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-24-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By markinlondon
File the adapter, Mike. Intructions here...

File the adapter, Mike. Intructions here (http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00CcwG) with pictures.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-23-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By markinlondon
See avatar (left) :) .

See avatar (left) :) .
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,408
Posted By markinlondon
M2 and 50 of the day.

M2 and 50 of the day.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By markinlondon
The Leica M3, M6/7 (with x0.85 finder) or the...

The Leica M3, M6/7 (with x0.85 finder) or the Bessa R3A/M (1:1 finder) would be your best choices. Maybe a Bessa T, I think its finder is high magnification but you'll need an external finder. I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-22-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By markinlondon
I've shot XP2 at 800 in a pinch. It's processed...

I've shot XP2 at 800 in a pinch. It's processed normally. You get some more grain and the contrast is even higher than normal but it works up to a point. This is just underexposure though, not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By markinlondon
Are there any old school camera shops near you?...

Are there any old school camera shops near you? They may have bulk loaders at give away prices. Otherwise try ebay. I've never payed more than 5 for a bulk loader.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-21-2007
Replies: 67
Views: 12,847
Posted By markinlondon
Try this list for a fairly comprehensive Leica...

Try this list for a fairly comprehensive Leica spotting roundup.

http://nemeng.com/leica/005ea.shtml
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-21-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,074
Posted By markinlondon
This one...

This one (http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=anchell+troop&sts=t&x=46&y=15), Colin? Abebooks.com is your friend at times like these.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2007
Replies: 169
Views: 20,493
Posted By markinlondon
I think Robert (Honus) should buy the M2 and I'm...

I think Robert (Honus) should buy the M2 and I'm certain he will agree with me. After he buys the M2 he should get an Asph 50 'lux and an RD-1 :rolleyes: ;) :D

Mystic Mark
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 3,668
Posted By markinlondon
Those collapsible 90s are really heavy, Fred....

Those collapsible 90s are really heavy, Fred. Apart from the DR Summicron they are the most impressive bit of lens engineering you could hope to find.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By markinlondon
The 4th type 35 'cron has a glued front section....

The 4th type 35 'cron has a glued front section. This can come loose and cause the problem you describe. It's repair time I'm afraid.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,429
Posted By markinlondon
I'm with Frank, a filter and a hood is a lot more...

I'm with Frank, a filter and a hood is a lot more useful.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By markinlondon
A factual error on Wikipedia, well I never...

A factual error on Wikipedia, well I never :rolleyes:
Forum: Photo Software 08-19-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,214
Posted By markinlondon
In my opinion wet printing is the easy way. When...

In my opinion wet printing is the easy way. When you take into account all the profiling you need to do to get your scanner, screen and printer to agree, not to mention to sheer cost of ink and...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-19-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By markinlondon
Congratulations on your first roll, Clarel....

Congratulations on your first roll, Clarel. Simple, innit?

As to your questions:
1. There's no difference, just agitate for the same time.
2. The Kodak times for Tri-x in HC-110 are just plain...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-19-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,304
Posted By markinlondon
No sillier than any other dSLR, Chris :rolleyes:...

No sillier than any other dSLR, Chris :rolleyes:

Well done on finding a use for a neat little lens.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By markinlondon
What Emil said. It definitely works for pulling,...

What Emil said. It definitely works for pulling, In contrasty conditions I'll always shoot to over expose by one stop with 20% less development. A little less agitation helps too if the light was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,910
Posted By markinlondon
Don't put your film in checked baggage. If it...

Don't put your film in checked baggage. If it does get scanned it will be fogged. Scanners for hand baggage should be no problem, trips to and from New Zealand with up to 8 scans have had no ill...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-18-2007
Replies: 79
Views: 7,237
Posted By markinlondon
He's not kidding, you know! I still don't like...

He's not kidding, you know! I still don't like all those framelines at once, or was that the other one?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By markinlondon
Tri-x does that too for me, Mike. The colour...

Tri-x does that too for me, Mike. The colour fades. Next time you use it, it won't be pink.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 8,034
Posted By markinlondon
Great news about the paper. Here in the UK...

Great news about the paper. Here in the UK though, it's like APX100 and 400 never went away. I nearly bought some yesterday for the price (17.50 for 10 rolls) but stuck with my usual Delta 100.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-18-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By markinlondon
One of M2s got a shutter service from Aperture...

One of M2s got a shutter service from Aperture under warranty. It's very smooth and quiet now. The work seems to be to high standards in my limited experiece. Sorry to hear about your problems, Alkis.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-18-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,910
Posted By markinlondon
The other camera! Tut, tut :) . It sounds like...

The other camera! Tut, tut :) .

It sounds like you've seen the light (pun intended in all ways possible). Which M and which 50 Elmar out of pure idle curiosity, -vin-?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-17-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 7,332
Posted By markinlondon
I had a Canon Ixus L1 (?). The equivalent of an...

I had a Canon Ixus L1 (?). The equivalent of an Elph Jr. Nice, but I gave it up for an Olympus mju-ii (or Stylus Epic) to keep the film stocks simple. I think it's still around somewhere.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By markinlondon
I think my only conclusion i can draw from this,...

I think my only conclusion i can draw from this, Colin, is that they're both excellent lenses. The ZM appears to give more contrast overall while the 'cron appears to capture more fine detail. ...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-17-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 26,810
Posted By markinlondon
The classical formula for D76/ID-11 can be found...

The classical formula for D76/ID-11 can be found here (http://www.jackspcs.com/d76.htm). This is identical to the formula given in all my old photographic manuals (1930s to 1950s). I think the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-17-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 26,810
Posted By markinlondon
Windwalker57, excess agitation is definitely your...

Windwalker57, excess agitation is definitely your enemy with HC-110 in my limited experience. It's very energetic. Try cutting your current agitation regime in half to get box speed with good...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-17-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,835
Posted By markinlondon
A man (I assume) after my own heart. Sunny 16...

A man (I assume) after my own heart. Sunny 16 outdoors with a Sekonic L308 for when I'm stumped. If it doesn't agree with me I tend to think it's broken :) . I also have a Leicameter MR which is a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-17-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 26,810
Posted By markinlondon
Whoops, I forgot my own developer choices in my...

Whoops, I forgot my own developer choices in my rantette about MJ. I like both films best in stock ID-11 but mostly use HC-110 dil. H for tonality an because I'm a cheapskate who enjoys an easy life...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-17-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By markinlondon
If you want painless scanning in b&w shoot a...

If you want painless scanning in b&w shoot a chromogenic emulsion like Ilford XP2. You can even use ICE and similar dust and scratch removing software as it's a dye based film. The downside with this...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-17-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 26,810
Posted By markinlondon
I love them both. Just for once I'm on the fence...

I love them both. Just for once I'm on the fence and I just buy one or other as the mood takes me. I suspect Tri-x is a more versatile film overall as it looks better (to me) if pulled. I also prefer...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-17-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By markinlondon
It could be either of these. Grit in the cassette...

It could be either of these. Grit in the cassette seal or damage to the pressure plate in the camera will cause scratches but these would be consistent across the whole roll. Sadly it's usually just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-17-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By markinlondon
Here comes the fixer teat routine again. Drop the...

Here comes the fixer teat routine again. Drop the leader in fresh working strength fixer in daylight and agitate. Time how long it takes to clear completely. Fix for at least twice this time with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By markinlondon
Was your early M6 collector grade to start with?...

Was your early M6 collector grade to start with? Mint? Boxed? If you've been using it to take pictures, probably not. It probably doesn't make much difference.
Forum: Off Topic 08-16-2007
Replies: 222
Views: 28,240
Posted By markinlondon
That bike cries out for a Brooks B33 , Thomas....

That bike cries out for a Brooks B33 , Thomas. See Bud Green's Pashley here (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/68/170950739_c0ea5b03eb_o.jpg) :) .
Forum: Travel 08-15-2007
Replies: 84
Views: 5,650
Posted By markinlondon
Raid, I went for the M6 and 35/1.8. The extra...

Raid,

I went for the M6 and 35/1.8. The extra weight and bulk of the goggled 'cron is against the principles of light gear. I'd take a 50 f2 for my tastes but if you're happy with just a 35, well...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-12-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 7,778
Posted By markinlondon
I've always been happy with the results from my...

I've always been happy with the results from my Apotar. If only the bellows and shutter on my Isolette III were as good. Still, it looks great on the shelf and, no I'm not fixing it given what I paid...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2007
Replies: 129
Views: 9,627
Posted By markinlondon
No spam gets through to my Gmail account...

No spam gets through to my Gmail account (almost). That's the one I use everywhere. I have made it invisible on flickr as I have here. Anyone who wants to contact me has to use the built-in flickr...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-12-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,415
Posted By markinlondon
Mid 70s (24C?) should be OK. You can even cut...

Mid 70s (24C?) should be OK. You can even cut your developing times but as paper is usually developed to completion anyway I wouldn't bother. For b&w printing it's not really an issue.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-12-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,542
Posted By markinlondon
Get an adapter. It will pay for itself in the...

Get an adapter. It will pay for itself in the life of a few Wein cells. www.smallbattery.company.org.uk sell one, search for MR-9 on the site.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-12-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,353
Posted By markinlondon
Ebay should get you a Photax or Paterson dome...

Ebay should get you a Photax or Paterson dome safelight for a few Euros. They use pigmy bulbs like the lights in fridges. Fotoimpex would probably be best for enlarger bulbs.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-12-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By markinlondon
It's a little later than mine, Mike (s/n...

It's a little later than mine, Mike (s/n 1119xxx). That's all I can tell you. How's the front element? Mine is really quite marked but it still takes good pictures, it's just a little flarey.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2007
Replies: 129
Views: 9,627
Posted By markinlondon
Link to mine in signature (same username). Like...

Link to mine in signature (same username). Like mfogiel I like the ease of uploading and organising. It's ideal for an idle git like me. I paid the subscription because I found three galleries (sets)...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,070
Posted By markinlondon
I'd have to disagree with that, Ian. HP5+ is as...

I'd have to disagree with that, Ian. HP5+ is as grainy as, er HP5+ in whatever format. The difference comes with the degree of enlargement required to produce a print of the same size. For 35mm an 8"...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-10-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By markinlondon
In contrasty conditions it's best to shoot at a...

In contrasty conditions it's best to shoot at a lower EI and reduce development. For instance shoot your Acros at EI50 and cut time by 20% (giving about 7.5 minutes). You could also look at reducing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,065
Posted By markinlondon
Welcome. The M6 was a fine choice and financially...

Welcome. The M6 was a fine choice and financially more sound than a new Bessa which will have lost about 1/3 of its value by the time you take it out of the box. If you have the PII (M mount) version...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-10-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By markinlondon
Paint falls off the older black CV lenses very...

Paint falls off the older black CV lenses very easily. It's not unpleasant to look at as there's brass underneath. The chrome ones hold their finish better.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-09-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,438
Posted By markinlondon
Search the archives for Raid's big 50 test. The...

Search the archives for Raid's big 50 test. The Summarit comes out very well.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-09-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By markinlondon
Allan, there's flare in other frames on the roll....

Allan, there's flare in other frames on the roll. I think a hood is a good move. I also think you're right that my scans have been processed for low contrast, they look better on my big display than...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-09-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,438
Posted By markinlondon
Taylor, Taylor and Hobson worked out of...

Taylor, Taylor and Hobson worked out of Leicester, UK. They produced Schneider designs under license and later made the lenses for the British Reid cameras which were based on (ahem) Leica designs...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-09-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,145
Posted By markinlondon
I've had both lenses. They have a sharp,...

I've had both lenses. They have a sharp, contrasty signature that some might call harsh, definitely a strong family resemblance. On the whole I'd take the Skopar as I hardly ever need an f1.5 lens...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-09-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By markinlondon
Noel, you have mail. Steve - no filter, just a...

Noel, you have mail.

Steve - no filter, just a lot of exposure as I rode off without a meter and only remembered after I'd gone a mile or so. This oasis is in inner-city east London and runs up into...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2007
Replies: 158
Views: 96,981
Posted By markinlondon
OK I'm in. Link to flickr set in signature.

OK I'm in. Link to flickr set in signature.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-09-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 7,761
Posted By markinlondon
Older Yashicas are good deals. The D with a...

Older Yashicas are good deals. The D with a Yashinon lens can be had much cheaper than the 124G. The link below has a rundown of the various models.

http://www.williamsphotographic.com/yashica.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By markinlondon
The optics on that demagnifier (sorry) are said...

The optics on that demagnifier (sorry) are said to be not that good but it should shrink the 35 frame down to about the size of the 50. You might even get to see the 28 frame. I tend to frame quite...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By markinlondon
Mike, I had the same revelation about 6 years...

Mike, I had the same revelation about 6 years ago. I then forgot it for a bit and used 35s mostly for the next three years before being forced to pick out some stuff and realising my best shots were...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By markinlondon
Yes you can but the hood does fit quite close to...

Yes you can but the hood does fit quite close to the aperture ring so it can get fiddly. I'm talking about the '57-74 version of the Elmar, I can't speak for the Elmar-M. The same goes for the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-09-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By markinlondon
As to the minimum amount of concentrate, I've...

As to the minimum amount of concentrate, I've used 3ml to make 1+100 for a Paterson tank. No problem and that bottle had been open a couple of years as well.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-08-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By markinlondon
Yashica D - pictures and a question

I've just bought one of these from fellow RFFer Scotforthlad and thus become the third forum member to own it. It's a joy to use and the Yashinon lens is great, here's a few from the first roll.
I...
Forum: Off Topic 08-08-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By markinlondon
Hmm, "which one's better?". Sounds strangely...

Hmm, "which one's better?". Sounds strangely familiar, your shop wasn't in Vancouver was it, Dave? :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 36,847
Posted By markinlondon
See this current thread...

See this current thread (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?goto=newpost&threadid=45209) on that very subject.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 20,216
Posted By markinlondon
Good tip, Ernst and remember this works with a...

Good tip, Ernst and remember this works with a lot of meters as many have a viewing angle of about 30 degrees, e.g. Sekonic L308 in reflective mode, VC Meter II to name two I've owned apart from a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-08-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 3,061
Posted By markinlondon
Late M6 classics and M6TTLs have the vf...

Late M6 classics and M6TTLs have the vf magnification under the window. Earlier M6s only came in one flavour.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-08-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 3,061
Posted By markinlondon
Given that the logos are blacked out, it also...

Given that the logos are blacked out, it also counts as the worst bit of movie product placement ever. Nice one, Leica!
Forum: Off Topic 08-07-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By markinlondon
A little OT but it's not just in the photographic...

A little OT but it's not just in the photographic world you get these questions. I once met a Fender product manager who told me about being interrupted in a demo where he had just said "the sort of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By markinlondon
Yep, that's the picture I was looking for, Doh!

Yep, that's the picture I was looking for, Doh!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,681
Posted By markinlondon
Old Elmars are cheap and good. I'll second what...

Old Elmars are cheap and good. I'll second what Marc said about flare control, my collapsible 'cron is much worse in that respect than my Elmar, I always use a hood with it thus adding to the size of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-07-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By markinlondon
Carry on. Airport machines are film-safe unless...

Carry on. Airport machines are film-safe unless you're carrying something like Delta 3200.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-07-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By markinlondon
Another vote for using the lens scale. With a 28...

Another vote for using the lens scale. With a 28 you can just point and shoot when stopped down. Have a look at zone focusing as well as the much mentioned hyperfocal technique, do you always need...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By markinlondon
Stick to one lens until you get the hang of the...

Stick to one lens until you get the hang of the RF. I'd suggest a 35, 40 or 50 depending on your tastes, then decide which way you want to expand your outfit. A good and cheap intro is an old fixed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By markinlondon
Whoops, try this link...

Whoops, try this link (http://masters-of-photography.com/T/talbot/talbot_cloisters.html) instead.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By markinlondon
Here...

Here (http://www.r-cube.co.uk/fox-talbot/index.html) you go Erik. A few days in Lacock? Gosh!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-06-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By markinlondon
Jimbo, I'll be passing that shop sometime in the...

Jimbo, I'll be passing that shop sometime in the next few days. I can check the note on the door for you to see when they're back. I'll let you know.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-06-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,372
Posted By markinlondon
A 52mm folding rubber hood should be dirt cheap...

A 52mm folding rubber hood should be dirt cheap and better than the supplied model, it will show up more in the finder but you should be able to cut a vent in it with a craft knife very easily.
Forum: Off Topic 08-06-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By markinlondon
50/50 Nikon and Canon I'd guess, Magus....

50/50 Nikon and Canon I'd guess, Magus. Photojournalism has sunk to the level where any third rate picture of a public face is published, we should worry?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-06-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,210
Posted By markinlondon
You won't be wasting the HP5 at 200, Colin. If I...

You won't be wasting the HP5 at 200, Colin. If I didn't make it clear before, just cut your DD-X or Microphen times by about 20%.
Forum: Off Topic 08-06-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,228
Posted By markinlondon
Oh no! The Last Night of the Proms! I'd hoped I'd...

Oh no! The Last Night of the Proms! I'd hoped I'd have left the country before suffering that one more time, but here I am, still waiting for my @$%^ing house to sell.
BTW, i think we should credit...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-06-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,372
Posted By markinlondon
A filter certainly won't help in that kind of...

A filter certainly won't help in that kind of light and the Nokton hood is pretty minimal too. I certainly got more flare with mine in low light club stage shooting situations than my Summicrons....
Forum: RFF Polls 08-06-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 3,283
Posted By markinlondon
Who's counting, it's not like I can write it off...

Who's counting, it's not like I can write it off against tax or anything?? :cool:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By markinlondon
I have M2s with and without selftimers. I prefer...

I have M2s with and without selftimers. I prefer the one without. Every time I take my camera out of the bag I get an irritating little ticky noise where I've inadvertently grabbed the selftimer. It...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By markinlondon
Alternatively, if you open the "view all sizes"...

Alternatively, if you open the "view all sizes" link on your flickr photo page, the URLs are given in a text box below the image along with HTML code for linking to the photo.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-06-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,526
Posted By markinlondon
I can give it up any time I like, honest :angel:

I can give it up any time I like, honest :angel:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,793
Posted By markinlondon
Too little wetting agent and you get spots, too...

Too little wetting agent and you get spots, too much, same story. You have to be careful about mixing the stuff. I'm just using a distilled water rinse now.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By markinlondon
It's a useful link with pictures. I'd recommend...

It's a useful link with pictures. I'd recommend cracking the cassette open with a standard bottle opener rather than pulling it back through the felt another time. And just say "no" to squeegies....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-05-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,947
Posted By markinlondon
Good on ya, Michiel.

Good on ya, Michiel.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,210
Posted By markinlondon
As you say Champion Promicrol made a bit of a...

As you say Champion Promicrol made a bit of a comeback a few years ago. Sadly Champion stopped producing any photo chemistry at all. This was the reason for the disappearance of Paterson developers...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-04-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,035
Posted By markinlondon
Peter, this series is outstanding. Thank you for...

Peter, this series is outstanding. Thank you for sharing these.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-04-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,596
Posted By markinlondon
Shall we resume? Buy an EL-Nikkor or the...

Shall we resume? Buy an EL-Nikkor or the Rodenstock or Schneider equivalent. If you get really lucky you might find a Focotar at a decent price. Ignore the fact that the Focotar has a modest maximum...
Forum: RFF News 08-04-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 4,968
Posted By markinlondon
And without the use of drink or drugs. Wow, this...

And without the use of drink or drugs. Wow, this interweb thing is amazing :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,185
Posted By markinlondon
Raid, I envy your choices. I just have the M2s...

Raid, I envy your choices. I just have the M2s and a few lenses.

Roland, you're absolutely right of course. There were several times during the trip when I thought a fixed lens RF would have been a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,185
Posted By markinlondon
Tri-x, Magus. Good from 200 - the sky's the...

Tri-x, Magus. Good from 200 - the sky's the limit. I'd have just used that if I hadn't had ten rolls of Delta 100 that needed using up.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-01-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,615
Posted By markinlondon
As an update to this I've looked at my settings...

As an update to this I've looked at my settings and the problem appears to be that Epsonscan doesn't like its USM turned off and keeps resetting it to the medium level especially if using the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,420
Posted By markinlondon
No, and it probably doesn't have the M2 finder...

No, and it probably doesn't have the M2 finder option either!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,185
Posted By markinlondon
Keith - am I that predictable? Oh dear, oh dear...

Keith - am I that predictable? Oh dear, oh dear :)

-vin- the Elmar was an option and on reflection would been lighter and more flare resistant thus allowing me to dispense with a hood a lot of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 2,623
Posted By markinlondon
Hey, Jim, some of this looks like the stuff the...

Hey, Jim, some of this looks like the stuff the UK B&W Photography magazine publishes every month:rolleyes:. I can't wait for the Holga and/or pinhole craze to end.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,185
Posted By markinlondon
On travelling light

With all the recent threads of the "what gear should I take to..." type I was as undecided as ever what to take on holiday with me. As I repacked my Hadley for about the seventh time I had a sudden...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,430
Posted By markinlondon
Home C41 is relatively expensive and fussy and...

Home C41 is relatively expensive and fussy and colour printing is a nightmare. For black & white there's no contest. I'd be surprised if you couldn't buy all the kit you need for the cost of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-31-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,615
Posted By markinlondon
Thanks, Keith, looks impressive. I'll give it a...

Thanks, Keith, looks impressive. I'll give it a trial.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-31-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,615
Posted By markinlondon
Noise annoys! Your recommendations please.

While I'm very happy with my Epson v700, I've noticed that it produces quite noisy scans. It's OK with HP5 or Tri-x, but blank skies in Delta 100 negatives look fantastically lumpy. When examined...
Forum: Photo Software 07-31-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,208
Posted By markinlondon
It can also depend on the paper surface. In...

It can also depend on the paper surface. In traditional papers Ilford Pearl will have less apparent grain than the same print on Gloss as the less reflective surface "softens" the graininess. This is...
Forum: Off Topic 07-31-2007
Replies: 107
Views: 5,781
Posted By markinlondon
OSX Tiger on an Intel Mac Mini. The silence is...

OSX Tiger on an Intel Mac Mini. The silence is deafening even with an external hard disk :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By markinlondon
More solid in feel, quieter and smoother in...

More solid in feel, quieter and smoother in operation. In my opinion, just nicer all round. I went from a Bessa R to an M2 via an M6TTL in five years. I wouldn't change my M2's for anything now.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-31-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,932
Posted By markinlondon
Surely if we're comparing a shot captured to film...

Surely if we're comparing a shot captured to film to one by a digital P&S, the digital file will have received some in camera processing to "enhance" it even before it gets to the print stage. It's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-31-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,586
Posted By markinlondon
To test fixer, drop the leader you cut off into...

To test fixer, drop the leader you cut off into the fixer in daylight and agitate constantly. Time how long it takes to clear completely. Use at least twice this time for fixing in the tank. 3x is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-30-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By markinlondon
I've used 4.7 ml of syrup in 300ml total for a...

I've used 4.7 ml of syrup in 300ml total for a Paterson tank with no ill effects. In fact it's my favourite for HP5. I'm also quite pleased with my first dilution h Delta 100 rolls. I've just done a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-30-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By markinlondon
HP5 every time. Delta can be very nice but it's...

HP5 every time. Delta can be very nice but it's fussier in exposure and processing and when you get grain it's horrible (IMO). HP5 pushes easily in Microphen, DDX or HC110. Of course I could say the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-30-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,063
Posted By markinlondon
Another + for the v700.

Another + for the v700.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,586
Posted By markinlondon
The only tip I'd give is to buy a changing bag...

The only tip I'd give is to buy a changing bag and use less photoflo. It sounds like you're doing everything else right. You won't know for sure until you print them though ;)
Forum: Travel 07-29-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,937
Posted By markinlondon
An MP, the 35 and 75 combo would do it for my...

An MP, the 35 and 75 combo would do it for my tastes except I'd take a 90 rather than the 75. No battery worries apart from a meter, and you can work round that easily enough. A fast(ish) 35 will...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-29-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 4,096
Posted By markinlondon
Mostly 1, sometimes 3.

Mostly 1, sometimes 3.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By markinlondon
Rapid load kits go for silly money, Alex. Like...

Rapid load kits go for silly money, Alex. Like David, I find it just as easy to carry film ready loaded to spare spools which go for a few pounds on eBay.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-25-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 3,938
Posted By markinlondon
An internet cafe in Florence (Italy of course). I...

An internet cafe in Florence (Italy of course). I have an M2, a 50f2 and piles of Delta 100, which I'm shooting at EI50. I've also got a few rolls of Tri-x for the nights.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By markinlondon
Strange you should have revived this thread,...

Strange you should have revived this thread, Marc. The Summicron pictured in Thafred's post is now sitting on one of my M2s having got to me via Telenous.

I've had both versions of the current...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-18-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By markinlondon
Heliopan seem to go in for this double labelling....

Heliopan seem to go in for this double labelling. My UV filters have "1x -0" on them and my yellows have "3x -1.5". A bit confusing at first.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By markinlondon
If I want pictures with great tonality I think...

If I want pictures with great tonality I think the best place to start is by being Todd :) .

A working rollfilm folder would give you an idea for very little money although I'd also go along with...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-15-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By markinlondon
I hate to say this but you could try Jessops...

I hate to say this but you could try Jessops flagship on New Oxford St. They actually have quite large stocks of film hidden away in a corner of the lower ground floor once you get past all the PC...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,237
Posted By markinlondon
Curse that postal strike, eh :( Just think how...

Curse that postal strike, eh :(

Just think how much you're going to save on film :)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-14-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,559
Posted By markinlondon
There's certainly been no better time to buy...

There's certainly been no better time to buy darkroom equipment and enjoy the real magic of photography. Enjoy your new acquistion, Remy, and remember that light tight is relative. As long as no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By markinlondon
I'd try dilution H for about 6.5 or 7 minutes ...

I'd try dilution H for about 6.5 or 7 minutes depending on the light condition. That should get you something reasonable. My standard combo is HP5 @ EI200, which gets 8 minutes in H.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,262
Posted By markinlondon
Hi, Adam. My experience was similar to Alex's. I...

Hi, Adam.

My experience was similar to Alex's. I hauled around a SLR and all the focal lengths "in case". After doing this for a while I realised I got better pictures when I wasn't fussing with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-13-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By markinlondon
Lovely, Jeroen. Which 35 'cron btw?

Lovely, Jeroen. Which 35 'cron btw?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-13-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By markinlondon
How about one developer, Joshua? D76/ID-11 pretty...

How about one developer, Joshua? D76/ID-11 pretty much does it all. Xtol (or Mytol) will get you about the same results with maybe a little finer grain. Use higher dilutions for more acutance....
Forum: RFF Polls 07-13-2007
Replies: 122
Views: 8,836
Posted By markinlondon
This is a tricky one. I'll have to quibble and...

This is a tricky one. I'll have to quibble and say 15 and 38.

At 15 I got a Zenit E for my birthday and dived into the world of shooting, developing and printing (all on outdated east European...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-13-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,164
Posted By markinlondon
I own a tabbed Summicron and a 1965 Elmar. They...

I own a tabbed Summicron and a 1965 Elmar. They are both great lenses but the Elmar gets more use due to the neat package it makes with an M body.

Summicron at...
Forum: Off Topic 07-13-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 2,601
Posted By markinlondon
"Keep dry and away from small children" I read...

"Keep dry and away from small children"

I read that on a matchbox once and it works for me :D

Stewart, I think the Doctor nicked that one from Dorothy L Sayers.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,909
Posted By markinlondon
0.8mm is the required thickness. If your Chinese...

0.8mm is the required thickness. If your Chinese adapters are this far out, Colyn, then you're right in saying that they're junk.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,237
Posted By markinlondon
I haven't had any scratches from my Watsons (4...

I haven't had any scratches from my Watsons (4 and 5 respectively). Cassette light traps are another story as Noel points out.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 2,540
Posted By markinlondon
Your lab has not adjusted their colour balance to...

Your lab has not adjusted their colour balance to produce a black and white image. I've had green, purple and almost sepia lab prints from chromogenic films. BW400CN has the same orange mask as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 996
Posted By markinlondon
You'll want an M2 for that 35mm. Ffordes are...

You'll want an M2 for that 35mm. Ffordes are still selling them for 399, warrantied, possibly safer than ebay.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-10-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By markinlondon
Ilfostop is a citric acid stop bath. I'm sure...

Ilfostop is a citric acid stop bath. I'm sure there must be other brands. It's much less corrosive than acetic acid based products, speaking as one who suffers from acetic acid fumes.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By markinlondon
I've given up being amazed at ebay. On the whole...

I've given up being amazed at ebay. On the whole though, if this really does just need a shutter service, it's not that bad from over here where M5's go for silly prices. At least he didn't say "is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-10-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,982
Posted By markinlondon
Yes, 1600 is no problem. Search for some old...

Yes, 1600 is no problem. Search for some old threads by merciful and prepare to be amazed at how resilient Tri-x can be.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2007
Replies: 62
Views: 3,516
Posted By markinlondon
Blackpool can get pretty rough at this time of...

Blackpool can get pretty rough at this time of year :)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-10-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,121
Posted By markinlondon
Very nice but I see your problem with EI400 in...

Very nice but I see your problem with EI400 in the night shots although the frame of the dancers has great atmosphere. HP5 pushes quite happily to EI3200 in Microphen or DDX and I've had good results...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,555
Posted By markinlondon
The original f2.8 elmar was made from 1957 to...

The original f2.8 elmar was made from 1957 to 1974. Mine is from 1965. This was shot without a hood but I was taking a chance due to flat light that...
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