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jwillyf

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  1. The latest issue of Black+ White Photography magazine featured black and white infrared images by Paul Gallagher and Michael Pilkington, captured on a Nikon D800s converted to infrared with a 720 nm filter. They are presented as fine art images with none of the, quote, White fluffy trees set against dark skies, unquote. They are beautiful images. They claim to be able to reveal tonal variations not seen on a colour image converted to black and white. It made me curious to compare my type 246 images with those from my Q fitted with an Hoya R72 since I do not own a converted camera.
  2. No offence taken jdlaing. In fact, I learned this many years ago also, and invariably turn the 'wrong' way until I feel the click you mention before screwing on correctly. It helps avoid cross-threading, too. Now I just have to return the 46 mm filters for the second time 😬😬
  3. Well, thank you everyone. As you have all been re-iterating, it is a 39 mm filter. Previously when I have tried fitting this size, it just seemed to rotate without locking on. Trying again now, it screwed on and stuck. I wonder if there might have been a speck of grit on the thread preventing it locating correctly. My research suggesting a 46 mm thread clouded things further. Whatever the reason, the problem is resolved with your help. Thanks everyone.
  4. Thanks for the replies but unfortunately, I am still struggling. Here are photos of the lens. I have a 39 mm filter that fits my Summicron 50 and Elmarit 90. It sits comfortably inside the front element of the Voigtlander with the screw on shade removed, but it will not screw on, and falls off if the lens is inverted. This same 39 mm lens falls through the centre of the screw on shade, and so the filter cannot be sandwiched between lens and shade. A 46 mm filter sits comfortably around the front element of the lens, sitting around the thread on to which the shade screws, but has no i
  5. Hope I’m not breaking any protocols by posting this query here! I have a Voigtlander Ultron 35 mm f1.7 lens for my M3. I want to be able to fit a yellow filter to the lens. I researched it on the web and came up with a thread size of 46 mm.I ordered one but found it to be too big to fit on to the front of the lens, and anyway, on closer inspection, there seemed to be virtually no thread on the front of the lens available. I returned the filter but then found thread on the inner of the screw on hood. I re-ordered the 46 mm threaded filter which arrived today. The filter is marginally
  6. After a photographic lifetime of cheaper bags and all the positive comments on this and other threads, I blew on buying a Billingham Hadley small which I trialled in the field for the first time today. In it I packed a type 246 Monochrom with 50 mm Summicron lens, a Leica QP, together with A Voigtlander Ultron 35 mm 1.7 and an Elmarit 90mm 2.8 It weighed 7.5 lbs packed, perhaps a little too heavy, but after a 7.5 mile hike, it felt comfortable, with perhaps just a tinge of neck pain at the end. If I am going to carry two bodies, it might be better to carry one in hand, or perhaps bet
  7. Cleaned the 6 bit code sensor and set Lens Recognition to manual. Just have to remember to dial in the lens every time I change lenses. Thanks all.
  8. With lens recognition set to automatic, all three lenses in my OP reported 'lens not selected'.
  9. Interesting, Philip. So if an M lens is coded, should I set Lens Recognition in the menu to Automatic so that the lens used is reported in EXIF, or is the camera not able to recognise the lens anyway, because there is no electrical contact?
  10. Thanks for that. It was the significance of the coding on the lens that was confusing me. An elementary error, I guess, but another item of information gleaned on my Leica journey, a journey started quite late in life! Thank you for your input.
  11. Thanks for the reply. Are you saying that the Summicron I have is not capable of supplying the EXIF data because it cannot connect electrically?
  12. I have a Type 246 and have noticed that the aperture metadata is not matching that on the lens. Generally the metadata is recording aperture as 1 stop higher than the lens setting. For example f4 on the lens is recorded as f4.8 on the metadata, and f11 as f13. In the menu, lens recognition is set to automatic. This is on a coded Summicron 50 mm f2 serial no 2331077. I was thinking of DIY coding a Voigtlander Ultron 35 mm f1.7 and an Elmarit 90 mm f2.8. Any ideas on the discrepancies on the Summicron. Thanks
  13. What a pity there is no easy way of re-mapping Ctrl Y to Ctrl X. Then we could more easily toggle between the Ctrl Z and Ctrl X with the keys sitting next to one another.
  14. I feared so, Evikne. Perhaps I should put in a request to Adobe?
  15. This is what is behind my request. I would like to locate the single key that might toggle the two steps, and watch the screen without having to look away while I tap the key repeatedly to check the before and after.
  16. 😄 I had a fairly lengthy break from the hobby in the intervening time, but ultimately the addiction re-surfaced! Too bad I had sold off a lot of my gear and had to start all over again...
  17. Hi, Jeff S. Your link was actually a thread I started 10 years ago and had forgotten! Not much help there, I'm afraid. It looks like the Ctrl Z/Ctrl Shift Z option is the closest I can get but still a bit 'clunky'. I will try your Lightroom Queen suggestion. Thanks again.
  18. Thanks for the reply SrMi and Jim-St. Yes I am aware of these options but they are techniques that interrupt the work flow. What would work well for me would to be able to quickly move back and forth between the two last steps repeatedly which would show the differences between the two adjustments more graphically. For instance a press of, say, \ (which currently returns the image to the starting point), so that one’s finger could hover over that key, pressing it repeatedly while watching the screen to assess the changes in the effects., back and forth.
  19. I have done lots of hunting around but can't find an answer to my query. Is there a single hot key in Lightroom Classic that will go back one step in history and when pressed again will revert to the last step once more, for a quick comparison of an adjustment in the Develop module. Put in another way, toggling back and forth between the last adjustment and the one before it for quick comparison. I know of the snapshot facility but this is quite cumbersome to use in this context, and \ takes you back to the original state. Thanks
  20. Sorry, meant to go into M246 image thread but can't see how to delete it!
  21. This the approach to the Top Withens ruin on Haworth Moor in the UK. Top Withens was the inspiration for Charlotte Bronte's Wuthering Heights
  22. Feeding back. I have now developed a roll of Acros 100 II having exposed it at ASA100 and developed it for 6 mins in Ilfotec HC 1:31 at. 20 deg C. Observations: A strong green colouring is seen when the dev is discarded. A pink colour is seen in the discarded fix and washing should be continued until the water is clear. If a lilac colour is seen on the dried negs, then the negs are inadequately fixed. It seems that fix needs to be continued for rather longer than the standard 4 minutes with Ilford Rapid fixer. The negs look a little thin and totally flat so perhaps an ASA of 80
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