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by CaptainFantastic
Thu Sep 07, 2023 10:45 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Photography: Bokeh (with lanterns)
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Photography: Bokeh (with lanterns)

Thanks Timm, very informative.

Canon F-1 (old) with 50mm f/1.4 and Ilford HP5+ at ISO400.
I didn't take any notes, but likely this was near wide open. Also, apologies it's a very poor scan.

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by CaptainFantastic
Thu Aug 31, 2023 4:02 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Happy 241 Day!
Replies: 21
Views: 227

Re: Happy 241 Day!

Oh and I can play here too!
Got these from Tony a couple years ago but have not even touched them yet!

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by CaptainFantastic
Thu Aug 31, 2023 2:49 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Happy 243 Day!
Replies: 29
Views: 294

Re: Happy 243 Day!

OK this one I can do... :D


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by CaptainFantastic
Wed Aug 23, 2023 5:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Camping in Wyoming and Deadman Tower
Replies: 29
Views: 309

Re: Camping in Wyoming and Deadman Tower

I missed this a few days ago, but Mark it's always great to see your photos and I look forward to the trips to the tower! Sounds like a great family trip as well!
by CaptainFantastic
Thu Aug 03, 2023 4:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My suitcase has arrived
Replies: 32
Views: 550

Re: My suitcase has arrived

Erwin, have a chat to Pascal about shipping from Switzerland. He has done it many times but not how active he is currently with selling/buying. I have not sent a lantern abroad for ages.
by CaptainFantastic
Tue Aug 01, 2023 4:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My suitcase has arrived
Replies: 32
Views: 550

Re: My suitcase has arrived

Oh my gosh Erwin, I am so sorry for you. How terrible. So the case was travelling with you and got pulled over and delayed?
by CaptainFantastic
Sun Jul 09, 2023 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: iPad downloading help
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: iPad downloading help

Can you give me a post with a PDF so I can take a look?
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jul 08, 2023 9:24 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT BW Film - old school
Replies: 22
Views: 646

Re: OT BW Film - old school

I got the first film back from the Retina. Very happy with it - the shutter speeds seem to be pretty OK and I the only issues were self-made by forgetting to focus!!! Also, since it has no light meter I have been reading using an incident meter (when I can) which I have to say is totally new to me, ...
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jun 24, 2023 10:05 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Does anyone use a messenger system like icq or msn messenger?
Replies: 17
Views: 330

Re: Does anyone use a messenger system like icq or msn messenger?

I use WhatsApp, it has basically killed SMS. Work we use Slack. Had Telegram once, not now.

Toby, I know you use WhatsApp as that's how you get hold of me :lol:
by CaptainFantastic
Fri May 26, 2023 2:14 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: The Guitar Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1609

Re: OT: The Guitar Thread

Dan reminded me on another thread that I need to post up my El-cheapo Harley Benton strat. $90 new. The neck is C profile apparently.

I like it. Fun to play through my tiny amp above. Have learned some more Dave Gilmour solos 😎

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by CaptainFantastic
Fri May 26, 2023 12:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Mobile site difference
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Mobile site difference

Dear Moses.
Thank you for your observation. You are correct.
There are no plans to change it.
by CaptainFantastic
Fri May 26, 2023 6:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 26
Views: 499

Re: What is it?

Keep it. Although by now your inbox will be flooded with offers.
Good luck with whatever you choose.
by CaptainFantastic
Fri May 26, 2023 5:43 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 8 years later...
Replies: 11
Views: 256

8 years later...

Today is 8 years since I registered on the CCF. Time goes by so fast these days. Although I don't get any spare moment for fixing up lanterns right now, I have a good pile to dig into when the opportunity opens up again. With 4 kids and 3 grandkids, plus work, my wife and I seem to be busier than we...
by CaptainFantastic
Fri May 26, 2023 5:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: People who prefer “chewy” bacon…
Replies: 57
Views: 1067

Re: People who prefer “chewy” bacon…

Being from the UK, bacon there tends to be 'back' or 'streaky' bacon, and is thicker than the bacon I've had in the US. In Switzerland the bacon is similar to the thin US style, but they do have a 'farmers' bacon that more closely matches the UK version but is hard to find. So I prefer the thicker b...
by CaptainFantastic
Thu May 25, 2023 11:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: RIP Tina Turner
Replies: 15
Views: 334

Re: RIP Tina Turner

Yes very sad. Her place is 10 minutes down the hill from us here in Zurich.
Maybe I should go put some flowers outside the gate.
by CaptainFantastic
Wed May 17, 2023 6:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Site views
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Site views

Everyone. Google Analytics does not differentiate if member or not.
by CaptainFantastic
Wed May 17, 2023 4:24 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The Coleman Light has arrived!
Replies: 38
Views: 893

Re: The Coleman Light has arrived!

Mine arrived over here in Middle Earth yesterday. Thanks to all the contributors and everyone who makes it happen. I know John has a fun time trying to keep up with y'all who re-register last-minute despite all the reminders. And, as the guy who re-built the ICCC website a couple years ago (yeah, I ...
by CaptainFantastic
Wed May 17, 2023 1:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Site views
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Site views

About 12,000 page views per day.
by CaptainFantastic
Fri May 12, 2023 6:58 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Why is it always WHITE paint?
Replies: 17
Views: 464

Re: Why is it always WHITE paint?

Here in Switzerland every rented apartment interior is painted white on a granular wall finish that takes skin to the bone if you accidentally brush on it. You can paint it anything you like, but at your own cost you have to make it white again on hand-over. It makes life so much easier (and cheaper...
by CaptainFantastic
Fri May 12, 2023 5:56 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The Commander will soon be a Captain
Replies: 29
Views: 473

Re: The Commander will soon be a Captain

Congratulations to your daughter, and to you Greg. What a great feeling as a parent to have your kids achieving at such a high level.
by CaptainFantastic
Thu May 11, 2023 7:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT BW Film - old school
Replies: 22
Views: 646

Re: OT BW Film - old school

Well I've been taking a good few films since the first post now. Picked up a Canon 650 for a couple $ which was their first EOS and works flawlessly. But I have to confess I just got a Kodak Retina I from about 1950 that seems to be in working order so that is where the next roll of film is going 📷 ...
by CaptainFantastic
Sun May 07, 2023 4:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Light up for a friend
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Light up for a friend

I just heard of the passing of a dear friend and colleague yesterday. About 3 years ago he was diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer and was given weeks to live. He and his wife researched everything to beat it, and I would say he gave it real run for its money by adopting a medical regime well out...
by CaptainFantastic
Fri Mar 24, 2023 5:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: USFS lantern $hot!
Replies: 23
Views: 403

Re: USFS lantern $hot!

Nice one Mark, I don't have a USFS yet so I'm jealous of course.
I'd love a red one with the embossed fount but I think a bit too much $$$ these days!
by CaptainFantastic
Fri Mar 17, 2023 10:16 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ulf Lights Up the Night - Courtesy of Huntaholid
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: Ulf Lights Up the Night - Courtesy of Huntaholid

Nice line up!
That 'other Canadian' is one of those models that still goes for crazy money on auction sites.
by CaptainFantastic
Tue Feb 14, 2023 6:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My eyes are improving?
Replies: 34
Views: 549

Re: My eyes are improving?

Normal service has been resumed... Move along, nothing to see here... I will have a word with management about letting Dead Guy lose in the back end.

:?
by CaptainFantastic
Tue Feb 14, 2023 6:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My eyes are improving?
Replies: 34
Views: 549

Re: My eyes are improving?

Wasn't me. Honest!

When I do a 'Full Editor' post everything looks like it used to. But reading the thread then all is bold...

So I'm as puzzled as you guys, which is generally not a good sign as normally I make the changes!
by CaptainFantastic
Sun Feb 05, 2023 11:00 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tonight's lantern and radio light up
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Tonight's lantern and radio light up

Nice. FYI we will lose local FM radio broadcasts here at the end of 2024.
by CaptainFantastic
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:49 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 4/48 249
Replies: 5
Views: 161

4/48 249

Just to show that I still occasionally add to the herd... A 249 scout I picked up here a couple weeks ago at a reasonable price. A bit wonky but it'll straighten up I'm sure. Glad I bought some spare globes a few years back as it makes buying them without much easier! https://i.postimg.cc/66ZbZbYM/I...
by CaptainFantastic
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: The Guitar Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1609

Re: OT: The Guitar Thread

I just got me one of these. I'm impressed with it so far. 3W and 6 x AA batteries with a bunch of effects.

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Stove to show size!
by CaptainFantastic
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:21 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Confusion about a 242B
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Confusion about a 242B

by CaptainFantastic
Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Confusion about a 242B
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Confusion about a 242B

Check with Terry Marsh.

I have a 8/55 242B in a similar state as that (about 4/5 down this page you'll see it https://terry-marsh.com/coleman-us-lanterns-1946-1960/ ). Another collector found one other like that over here too, 8/55 as well i think.
by CaptainFantastic
Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Not seeing pics
Replies: 24
Views: 465

Re: Not seeing pics

I wish I could claim credit, but I have to admit to doing nothing.
Glad it's working though.
by CaptainFantastic
Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Not seeing pics
Replies: 24
Views: 465

Re: Not seeing pics

Yep, so it seems some of you see the PostImage and some not. That's a hard one for me to get a handle on, unless there's a common thread like: location, OS, browser, etc.
And it's nearing my bedtime here :D
by CaptainFantastic
Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:22 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Not seeing pics
Replies: 24
Views: 465

Re: Not seeing pics

OK then you have a local PostImages issue if you don't see the top image. If you don't see the second then something is up with the forum, or the image file on the forum. The first image is uploaded using the blue 'P' and the second is direct to the forum. I sometimes see an issue with PostImages wh...
by CaptainFantastic
Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Not seeing pics
Replies: 24
Views: 465

Re: Not seeing pics

Do you see this one?
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And what about this one?
243B 1962-03 IMG_3279 copy 256k.jpg
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Did the size limit on photographs change on this forum?
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Did the size limit on photographs change on this forum?

This rather sad little guy's image is 256k... so I think it's fine now.
243B 1962-03 IMG_3279 copy 256k.jpg
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:10 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Stove/lantern bonuses?
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: Stove/lantern bonuses?

I have a couple of Phoebus stoves with nice graphics on the tin boxes. Camping scenes I think.
by CaptainFantastic
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: The Guitar Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1609

Re: OT: The Guitar Thread

ALl these guitars reminds me of this video...



Someone explain to me where that guitar goes at the end!!!???
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jan 14, 2023 9:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: The Guitar Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1609

Re: OT: The Guitar Thread

Gary, thanks for sharing a bit of your story. I'm sure it would be a fantastic evening listening to you tell about your time on the road, not to mention the drag car stuff too! Really sorry to hear of your diagnosis and wishing you every success to get through that. I hope you still get to play for ...
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jan 14, 2023 8:01 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: The Guitar Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1609

Re: OT: The Guitar Thread

Wow 'gelane' that is an awesome array of gear. Some of those look pretty special!
Liking the Marshall head, the blue acoustic and the 60's LP of course!
Tell us how come you have such a collection, you're not Joe Bonamassa in disguise?
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jan 14, 2023 6:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: The Guitar Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1609

Re: OT: The Guitar Thread

Nice guitars gentlemen. Very nice.

I've wondered about getting a tele or strat, but back in the day when I played my buddy's strat the neck felt thin and narrow compared to my LP copy, and I didn't like it. Question to those who have both, is there a real difference and if so how do you find it?
by CaptainFantastic
Fri Jan 13, 2023 5:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: The Guitar Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1609

Re: OT: The Guitar Thread

Had a few moments to whip out the guitars and take some photos, so here goes: #1 Epiphone 12 string FR212 Bought this way back in '84 for £129.00 after I sold my Les Paul copy and went into a 'Led Zep III' phase... that was a heck of a lot of money for me then! Never been able to let it go, so there...
by CaptainFantastic
Fri Jan 13, 2023 1:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: The Guitar Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1609

OT: The Guitar Thread

Based on the indications we have a few guitar players on the forum, I propose folks post up their prized ax's and provide as much or as little history as you want. Also, amps and pedals are welcome!

Let's turn it up to eleven!

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by CaptainFantastic
Fri Jan 13, 2023 1:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: R.I.P. Jeff Beck
Replies: 24
Views: 605

Re: R.I.P. Jeff Beck

Okay, okay, we need a guitar thread...

Repost your guitars over here viewtopic.php?f=9&t=36621
by CaptainFantastic
Fri Jan 13, 2023 6:25 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: R.I.P. Jeff Beck
Replies: 24
Views: 605

Re: R.I.P. Jeff Beck

Lines wrote: Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:53 pm Pink Floyd fan Ian?
Guilty your honour.

Actually, funny you should mention as this past few days I've learned the solo from Mother, and been playing "Is There Anybody Out There?" on the Fender acoustic my son bought me for Christmas.

Maybe we should have a Guitar Thread on here!
by CaptainFantastic
Thu Jan 12, 2023 7:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: R.I.P. Jeff Beck
Replies: 24
Views: 605

Re: R.I.P. Jeff Beck

Unfortunately, Beck wasn't really on my playlist at all but none-the-less it's sad when these guys move on the the great gig in the sky.

Nice line up of guitars there Robert!
And when he passes, I can show my Joe Walsh tangerine burst Les Paul :D
by CaptainFantastic
Tue Dec 20, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 2023 OCP Patch Contest - Final winner in post #89
Replies: 106
Views: 2836

Re: 2023 OCP Patch Contest Starts Now!

Thanks Rob!

My guess... 118 slant lamp
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Dec 17, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What's the most you would pay for Jafe Red globe?
Replies: 68
Views: 1881

Re: What's the most you would pay for Jafe Red globe?

I only have one red globe that I bought form OCP just as the demand was about to rocket. It's on a 236, but I don't use it. Reason being I like to burn the lanterns on our front terrace which overlooks the street and having a 'red light' hanging out there might attract an unwanted queue of guys at t...
by CaptainFantastic
Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 25
Views: 702

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Enjoy your day over there, everyone!

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