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13 hours ago, Pyrogallol said:

Is it all the pictures or just those at 1/1000th ? 

The shutter blinds not opening fully at higher speeds  indicates that a service is needed, but if the slower speeds are working all right you might be able to ignore it for now, how many times do we actually need 1/1000th ?

It works well at slower speed...it's been many many years since it's been serviced so I guess it was expected!

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16 hours ago, jonnyboy said:

I just got my roll of HP5 I shot on the day of Prince Phillips passing...argh, I think my shutter is busted! All the shots at 1/1000 are half black, so gutted! All shots are busted basically...

Sad Sunday....

Even after a trip to Germany for an overhaul including new shutter curtains, my M2 still shows a degree of "fade" at 1/500, more at 1/1000.  My M3 without a trip to Leica shows much the same.  Rather than worry too much about the shutter (completely reliable at 1/250 and slower) I use ND filters to keep reasonable apertures at the slower speeds.  ND8 for ISO 100 and ND 64 for ISO 400 allows for shooting in daylight at in the range f/1.4 up to f/5.6 ("sweet spots" for many Leica lenses) at 1/250 or 1/125.  Use of NDs on rangefinders so much easier than on SLRs where the dimming of the light makes the viewfinder go dark.

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10 minutes ago, AntonioF said:

Should I shoot in the morning fog against the sun? Sure, who cares?

Pentax 6x7, Takumar 105/2.4, Fomapan 400

Very nice, Antonio 👍

This effect can be amplified, in the right conditions, by removing the lens hood. 

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