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    Testing a Huge SIGMA 170-500mm f5 Zoom --

    Mr NOD -- That must be the explanation ! I will pass it on to my Friends -- Thanks !
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    Testing a Huge SIGMA 170-500mm f5 Zoom --

    a Lady Member of Brentwood Photographic Club bought a huge Sigma Zoom 170-500mm f5 NIKON fit and after finding she needed to go to The Gym to get get Muscles Up wanted to sell it to another Club Member but let me test it -- well it is really for 'Auto-Focus' but has a small 'Manual Focus' ring...
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    Show us yer film shots then!

    Out with my Pentax SF-7 that I was kindly sent free by a member of www.pentaxuser.com loaded with 02/2016 kodak BW400CN 'Chromogenic' film kindly given by a Fellow 'FLICKR' and Brentwood Photographic Club member who got it in a Boot Sale. Not sure how it had been stored but it came out more...
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    Slides of NORMANDY D-Day anniversary 2009 scanned with new scanner

    It would only let me put 4 photos on ! A-1 Normandy 07 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr A-1 Normandy 08 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr NORMANDY 2009 : Veterans before we went on the March through Arrowmanches by Peter Elgar, on Flickr NORMANDY 2009: Gold Beach and Mulberry Harbour ruins by Peter Elgar, on...
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    Slides of NORMANDY D-Day anniversary 2009 scanned with new scanner

    I was given a Plustek OpticFilm 7200 film scanner by a Camera Club Mate but NO 'Film Holders' so after a lot of Agro from an 'Amazon 3rd Party' I got them from WEX next day. I scanned my visit to Normandy in 2009 for the 65th Anniversary of D-Day and although I was 11 years too LATE for D-Day...
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    Falling for the Pentacon Six

    My one was £112.95 NEW 23 October 1971 from dealer called Gifford Boyd Hastings -- I used it for Weddings and some Press work then shutter went but there was a 'Pentacon Technician' who has probably died by now who put in a new shutter but it has GONE wrong again -- the 1/125th is about...
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    Official Talk Leica thread

    I had this film in my Leica M6 since last Christmas un-scanned so I took the opportunity to try out a 'Plustek OptikFilm ' 8200 series scanner from a camera club mate , at 3.600 DPI to see how it compares with my CANON 9000F Mk II at 2,400 DPI. It scanned with a 'Blueish' cast which I corrected...
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    Official Talk Leica thread

    Danger -- Men at Work !! M6 + a borrowed Voigtlander 'Ultron' 35mm f1.4 outdated Kodak Supra 400 home-processed in C41
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    Nikon F

    WoW !! That did not go to the Korean War !
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    Official Talk Leica thread

    i always thought a 'Macro# lens was designed more for 'Close Range' than 'Infinity' -- I know my Pentax 6x7 135mm f4 SMC -Macro-Pentax lens is poor at 'infinity'
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    Varex IIb

    I first saw an Exakta when I was in the British Army (RAMC) in BMH Iserlohn Germany in 1957-58 -- the Sergeant who operated the Laundry had one and showed me. it was a 'Bit Dim' to focus!
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    Official Talk Leica thread

    Adam -- Thanks for your kind reply and hope all goes well on your Holiday and come back with some 'Winners' to show here ! Peter
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    Official Talk Leica thread

    Adam -- if your M240 and M9 give out 'Crappy Flat Images' why don;t you increase the Contrast and Colour Saturation in Software such as FastStone Image Viewer ( FREE ! ) or PhotoShop ? All 'Digital Images' need some 'Adjustment' no matter how Expensive the camera is. My 'FILM' scans also need...
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    Official Talk Leica thread

    Load by Peter Elgar, on Flickr Would never get past the cops in the UK ! Here in the Philippines they get away with it ! Taken from a moving van-Leica M6+50mm f2 Summicron lens,Ilford Delta 400 film. Two-Faces by Peter Elgar, on Flickr My wife's Great Grandmother aged over 90! In a little...
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    Official Talk Leica thread

    I finally finished a Konica VX 400 Super which has been in my 1986 Leica M6 since last CHRISTMAS !! I home-processed in C41. I have put some others on the 'Show Us Your Film Photos' thread so will show a few different ones here. a Kite flying Rainbow Colours to support the NHS -- 1957 90mm...
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