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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By newspaperguy
HC110 was my soup choice. Quick & dirty (to...

HC110 was my soup choice.

Quick & dirty (to check out a camera or lens) Dektol in a tray. (UGH!)
But... That's what most newspapers used in their darkrooms. B-I-T-D.

+1: Re-read Ron's advice!
+2:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-16-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 21,777
Posted By newspaperguy
Little Tommy and his family were having Sunday...

Little Tommy and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother's house.
Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served.
When Little Tommy received his plate, he...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-05-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 3,238
Posted By newspaperguy
Great find, Roger. Thanks for sharing. !964...

Great find, Roger. Thanks for sharing.

!964 found me still at the Chicago Sun-Times. I turned down military surplus M2 for $150, in favor of a Nikon F with a pair of

lenses for the same sum. We...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-28-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,641
Posted By newspaperguy
You are on-target as usual, Sir!

You are on-target as usual, Sir!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,917
Posted By newspaperguy
Exclamation Texas

Bike Tourist noted, "Absolutely correct. In Texas they probably pronounce Porsche as "Porch" instead of "Porsh-eh"."

Which reminded me of the story of a young lady knocking on the door of a Dallas...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,917
Posted By newspaperguy
"EH?" :eek: Exactly! Cheers, Rick, who just...

"EH?" :eek:

Exactly!

Cheers,

Rick, who just says "Roll-ee", and still has two of 'em. :cool:
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By newspaperguy
Oh wow... my first REAL camera after several...

Oh wow...
my first REAL camera after several plastic cheapies was a split-frame 127 Foth-Derby.
Collapsible front standard,"fast" 3.5 lens, focal plane shutter, purchased from Central Camera
in...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-26-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,238
Posted By newspaperguy
Take your time and heal well. (Takes longer than...

Take your time and heal well. (Takes longer than it used to :mad:)

I've had good luck with Rooski lenses. Have a J-8 that's as sharp as anything I've ever used... a little soft on contrast, tho.
My...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-26-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,561
Posted By newspaperguy
Maybe I woke up grumpier than usual, :eek: but...

Maybe I woke up grumpier than usual, :eek:

but it seems to me y'all are over-complicating the procedure. :bang:

Look at the last sentence in the Leica instruction that Lynn posted.

Be sure your...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-26-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,980
Posted By newspaperguy
Keep it, Karl.... you can't buy a decent meter...

Keep it, Karl.... you can't buy a decent meter for that price.

My R came with 'canted' frame lines, too. Live with it. :rolleyes:

Seriously, how accurate do need the rangefinder to be?

Are you...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-23-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,238
Posted By newspaperguy
Congrats one90guy! After I got my P, I sold my...

Congrats one90guy!

After I got my P, I sold my M's.

No regrets - still USING the P. :rolleyes:
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-19-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By newspaperguy
Yes, I would. And nice to see you posting...

Yes, I would. And nice to see you posting Sir.
Basil grows well inside on the window sill.

This years seed packets are (just) now available.
$2.28 a packet for Burpee's seeds at Walmart.
sp
PM me if...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-12-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,750
Posted By newspaperguy
I waited and waited for a good 7 or P. Finally...

I waited and waited for a good 7 or P. Finally gambled on a 7 from the list that turned out to be an instant fail.
Raid set me up with his repair guy who replaced the entire shutter crate. Worked...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-12-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,623
Posted By newspaperguy
I've had good luck with automotive wheel bearing...

I've had good luck with automotive wheel bearing grease, especially for helicoids. Designed for hi-temp situations, it does not creep or fog/gas.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,398
Posted By newspaperguy
Great job, David. Sharp eye and a sharp tongue!...

Great job, David. Sharp eye and a sharp tongue! Really well done.
I'm amazed you could find your way around so well... I've lived and
worked here for 30+ years, and I wouldn't have tried it that...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-25-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 5,761
Posted By newspaperguy
Still waiting. :bang: WHAT did you buy? (Like...

Still waiting. :bang:

WHAT did you buy?

(Like Raid, I sold my Leicas and kept my P.)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-21-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 5,681
Posted By newspaperguy
Here's my favprite user FSU - a Zorki 1d...

Here's my favprite user FSU - a Zorki 1d w/J12.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/20714/med_U20714I1270219061.SEQ.0.jpg

The home-built 'speed-sling' eases carry, and works as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2017
Replies: 126
Views: 9,001
Posted By newspaperguy
I'm late to the game, but my most un-appreciated,...

I'm late to the game, but my most un-appreciated, least-respected nominee:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/20714/med_U20714I1269340492.SEQ.0.jpg

The BESSA L.

Shown here with a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-15-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By newspaperguy
As mentioned, it's hard to beat a good optical...

As mentioned, it's hard to beat a good optical finder on a Barnack style body.

And, I should add - nothing else "feels" as good as one of those little gems, and most of their clones.

If you're...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-29-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 6,554
Posted By newspaperguy
Late, late post - I'm surprised no one has shown...

Late, late post - I'm surprised no one has shown the "Mr Zhou" half-case.

It comes standard with the grip on the front, and a thumb rest on the back.

You can see mine...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-26-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 11,950
Posted By newspaperguy
Great news on both fronts, Oleg. So - Happy new...

Great news on both fronts, Oleg.

So - Happy new career, and happy "new" home!

Just in time for the holidays, eh?

Grandfather Frost is taking good care of you.

Three Cheers for Ded Moroz!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-05-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By newspaperguy
Nice work Mr. Hill. My#1 favorite odd couple is...

Nice work Mr. Hill.

My#1 favorite odd couple is the CV35 on my Zorki 1d.

2nd, my J-8 on the Canon P. Both are old friends.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-18-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,400
Posted By newspaperguy
Bon Voyage, Roger... Just insist on a round-trip...

Bon Voyage, Roger... Just insist on a round-trip ticket.

Best wishes and a bucket of Cheers!

Rick
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-14-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,043
Posted By newspaperguy
Good on ya, mate. Thanks, Rick

Good on ya, mate.

Thanks, Rick
Forum: RFF Polls 09-14-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 13,344
Posted By newspaperguy
This is a fun poll, Raid. I enjoyed it, but...

This is a fun poll, Raid. I enjoyed it, but didn't comment til now.

Just wondered if the poll would of skewed if cellphones had been offered?

Cheers, Rick :cool:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-14-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 5,120
Posted By newspaperguy
Thank you for sharing. B&W rocks when done this...

Thank you for sharing.

B&W rocks when done this well.

You have a very discerning 'eye'.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-12-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,043
Posted By newspaperguy
Thanks all for the good suggestions. This is a...

Thanks all for the good suggestions.

This is a great LIST! :D
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-11-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,043
Posted By newspaperguy
Replacement battery for my CL?

My last Varta died. :bang: RIP

What are you using to power your CL meter?

Please don't tell me to send it to Sherry.
No slur intended, I'd love to...

it's just not in this old guy's budget....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,325
Posted By newspaperguy
Love my plain prism"F". I've had it since 1965....

Love my plain prism"F". I've had it since 1965. But, for walkin' around,
I'd grab my FE with the plastic 50. Less weight, and no great loss if ...

But if you want to try something different, see...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-31-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 11,950
Posted By newspaperguy
Looks beautiful! Glad to hear you're "getting...

Looks beautiful!

Glad to hear you're "getting back in the saddle"
as we Atlantic Coast 'cowboys' are apt to say. :rolleyes:

Cheers,

Rick
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,639
Posted By newspaperguy
Objectively, it boils down to situational...

Objectively, it boils down to situational awareness.

You can argue the moral values all day long, but there's no arguing with folks who feel they're being...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2016
Replies: 131
Views: 10,084
Posted By newspaperguy
Most FUN - more or less in order: Pen FT...

Most FUN - more or less in order:

Pen FT (half-frame)
Voightlander Bessa L w/25
OM-2n... hell, any film OM!
Kiev II
Zorki 1d (My Leica wannabee)
Nikon F
Nikon 2020
Canon G5 (Had to add at least one...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-20-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 4,738
Posted By newspaperguy
Hey... I've got some of that. Anyone interested?

Hey... I've got some of that.

Anyone interested?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-20-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,957
Posted By newspaperguy
I would check to see if Oleg is back in...

I would check to see if Oleg is back in business.
He suffered a bad fire at his home/shop in Russia earlier this year.
I would, and have, trust Oleg with any of my cameras and lenses.
Contact him...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-12-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 11,950
Posted By newspaperguy
My dear Oleg, I am so sorry to read about your...

My dear Oleg,
I am so sorry to read about your loss.
Thankfully you and your family are OK.
Best wishes on restoring all back to order.
Rick
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 4,842
Posted By newspaperguy
Me too, Tim. Dave - Thanks for putting it in...

Me too, Tim.

Dave - Thanks for putting it in words.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 4,842
Posted By newspaperguy
Another unsung hero... Nikon N2020AF RF style...

Another unsung hero... Nikon N2020AF

RF style body, built-in power advance and... TERRIBLY SLOW auto focus, BUT,
put a manual focus lens on it and you have auto wind with focus confirmation
in a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-01-2016
Replies: 130
Views: 14,097
Posted By newspaperguy
Kuzano lauded the N8008s, and I agree. The...

Kuzano lauded the N8008s, and I agree.

The N-8008 and its Euro counterpart the 'F-801', are truely pro-grade cameras and surprisingly overlooked by most buyers.

Have the pleasure of still owning...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-30-2016
Replies: 130
Views: 14,097
Posted By newspaperguy
Maybe the best of the auto SLRs. Certainly one of...

Maybe the best of the auto SLRs. Certainly one of the lightest to tote.
Bought one new as a hiking companion. Still have it. Still works well.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-08-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 3,219
Posted By newspaperguy
Ray, you might consider loggin to this group even...

Ray, you might consider loggin to this group even before you hit the "buy" button.

I got a lot of good info from them... back when I did MF,

Rolleiflex User Group | APUG.ORG
www.apug.org › ... ›...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-07-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,466
Posted By newspaperguy
Thanks Rick... I knew you would have the...

Thanks Rick... I knew you would have the resources at hand.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-06-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,466
Posted By newspaperguy
COLYN - NOT fakes.. German cameras made in Mother...

COLYN - NOT fakes.. German cameras made in Mother Russia." :rolleyes:
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-05-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,466
Posted By newspaperguy
Can you I.D. the camera(s)?

http://vfwpost2461.com/1945Photos/Image-7.jpg

How about the photog?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-27-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,481
Posted By newspaperguy
L std from FSU

Someone on this list had Oleg build such a conversion.

Don't recall if the project was successful.. or even completed. :bang:

You might try searching the archives, or you could try checking with...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-27-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,103
Posted By newspaperguy
Nicely done as always, Brother Bob... and...

Nicely done as always, Brother Bob... and congrats on the Cuba gig.

Keep up the the great work!

Old Rick in Sunny Southern Maryland
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-06-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,225
Posted By newspaperguy
Are you shooting with a lens shade (hood)? I...

Are you shooting with a lens shade (hood)?

I regularly use a J8 on my R and found I need the shade.
Forum: RFF News 01-28-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 1,114
Posted By newspaperguy
Talking New Book (OT, but related to this list)

Way off topic, but I wanted to report that after several months of effort, we managed to convert my kids hardcover book,
"The Little Crow That Could Not CAW", into digital format.



It is now...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-01-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,222
Posted By newspaperguy
That's all I see on mine. BTW - Never heard of...

That's all I see on mine.

BTW - Never heard of light-leak problems with the Bessas. :p

Been using mine, both an L and an R, for more than 10 years now.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-27-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,572
Posted By newspaperguy
If I recall correctly (always an iffy thing these...

If I recall correctly (always an iffy thing these days) the trim around the viewfinder eyepiece was absolute murder on eyeglasses. If you can find
one cheap, by all means buy it. But please don't...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-17-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,001
Posted By newspaperguy
A good find!

Thank you, Peter.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 7,156
Posted By newspaperguy
Canon P, OM2n, Bessa L w25/4 or one of a pair of...

Canon P, OM2n, Bessa L w25/4 or one of a pair of FSUs (Kiev II & Zorki 1d).

For years I would have said Rolleiflex*, but these old bones are getting tired.
I've downsized my digital to an Oly...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-15-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,366
Posted By newspaperguy
While I regularly use a Zorki (a 1d), my favorite...

While I regularly use a Zorki (a 1d), my favorite FSU camera is my Kiev II.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-14-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 13,980
Posted By newspaperguy
I discovered that my left eye is strong enough to...

I discovered that my left eye is strong enough to focus without my glasses on.
Prior to that, I soundly scratched many a plastic lens, especially with some of my old Russki cameras and finders. There...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,123
Posted By newspaperguy
Congratulations on a successful venture. .. and...

Congratulations on a successful venture. .. and on your first roll.
Well done... You have an excellent "eye".
My Early 4a and my Kiev II remain among my favorite cameras and have functioned...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-11-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,457
Posted By newspaperguy
I'm happy with the 25/4 on my CL. Wish I had the...

I'm happy with the 25/4 on my CL.
Wish I had the new smaller metal finder.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-11-2015
Replies: 133
Views: 33,851
Posted By newspaperguy
The 25/4 ltm when I was working... click and...

The 25/4 ltm when I was working... click and shoot!

35/2.5 ltm for my all around personal use.

CV = Good stuff, Stephan.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-07-2015
Replies: 2,892
Views: 1,780,838
Posted By newspaperguy
Hey RAID, If you're in contact with Brian, please...

Hey RAID, If you're in contact with Brian, please ask him to drop me a line.
I've lost his contact info, and have some goodies for him. Thanks :p

Old Rick in Southern Maryland ...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-18-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,806
Posted By newspaperguy
FWI - Oleg is a career civil servant. Camera...

FWI - Oleg is a career civil servant.
Camera repair is his sideline advocation.
Yes, he does all the work himself.

You're in good hands with Oleg!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-09-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 4,476
Posted By newspaperguy
I think the best explanation/definition Of the...

I think the best explanation/definition Of the KIEV was by noted Zeiss historian Peter Henning (Hemming?)

- I'm sure you can Google This -

but as I recall, he said the KIEV is best described as a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-08-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,806
Posted By newspaperguy
Count me as a BIG Oleg fan! My Kiev II keeps on...

Count me as a BIG Oleg fan!
My Kiev II keeps on smoothly clicking and my Zorki 1's perform flawlessly.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-11-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,798
Posted By newspaperguy
IMO the door seals are far more likely to need...

IMO the door seals are far more likely to need replacement than the prism foam.

BTW, John H. alters OMs to use modern batteries he does a CLA.

RICK OM-1MD, OM-1n, OM-2n
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-27-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,564
Posted By newspaperguy
I'm an ex-Contax owner, Stephen, now shooting...

I'm an ex-Contax owner, Stephen, now shooting film with Kiev II.
(Quite frankly the only difference I've found is in the lettering.)

No, I never use a filter. Shooting Tri-X and Arista.

There's a...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-22-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3,701
Posted By newspaperguy
Yes, my CL has a tab like that on the bottom of...

Yes, my CL has a tab like that on the bottom of the lever.
Hmmm... Never noticed that before.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-07-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 5,511
Posted By newspaperguy
100/2.8 is a must. 50/1.4 is great but pricey......

100/2.8 is a must. 50/1.4 is great but pricey... I'd get a cheapo 50/1.8 first, just to see bow you like it. If you're gonna go wide, go wide! 24/2.8 is my fave.
yes, I have them all and more,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-14-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 9,944
Posted By newspaperguy
Here's my two-bits worth. I dumped my M's years...

Here's my two-bits worth.
I dumped my M's years ago, but I'm still using my Canon P.
Yes, you can use your ltm leases with no problems... And no adapters.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-13-2015
Replies: 395
Views: 74,107
Posted By newspaperguy
Hey Frank...wot the hell, don't my CL count? Tell...

Hey Frank...wot the hell, don't my CL count?
Tell him, Raid... It's a Leica, sez so right on the front!
'sides, I'm down to just that one. (Almost cured.)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-08-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,100
Posted By newspaperguy
Interesting dude, Stephen. Where did you find him?

Interesting dude, Stephen. Where did you find him?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-02-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 4,203
Posted By newspaperguy
I'm another ex-Practina FX user. Hard to keep...

I'm another ex-Practina FX user. Hard to keep adjusted and smi-auto only, but it would shoot as fast as you could. I got nine frames of Ricardo Rodriquez rolling his Porsche RS at Meadowdale ba m in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-01-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 9,841
Posted By newspaperguy
This may help shed a little light on the...

This may help shed a little light on the question:

http://www.zeisshistorica.org/sample.html
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-27-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,023
Posted By newspaperguy
Be would have blessed you all with, "Live long...

Be would have blessed you all with, "Live long and prosper."
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,217
Posted By newspaperguy
Gee... Should i be concerned that I'm so...

Gee... Should i be concerned that I'm so satisfied with my three 5mp antiques?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-15-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 9,841
Posted By newspaperguy
Among my "keepers" are a Kiev I I and an early...

Among my "keepers" are a Kiev I I and an early 4a. Both work fine, and have for 15+ years, but the K II is far smoother.

Here's the 1956...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-10-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,127
Posted By newspaperguy
Great post. Thank you for sharing.

Great post.

Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-10-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 5,645
Posted By newspaperguy
Nice thread, Roger. You palinvoicem that dagger...

Nice thread, Roger.
You palinvoicem that dagger oh so deftly.
Carry on good Sir.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-09-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By newspaperguy
A short Le gth of soft soder wrapped Round the...

A short Le gth of soft soder wrapped Round the bezel and gripped with pliers always worked for me.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-02-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By newspaperguy
Ditto - great camera... I still have mine, and...

Ditto - great camera... I still have mine, and I'm an Olympus guy. :o
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-22-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 11,861
Posted By newspaperguy
Coun t me as a Morgan/Camera Leather fan of many...

Coun t me as a Morgan/Camera Leather fan of many years and many orders.
I Love my Griptack OM 1n!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-12-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 44,580
Posted By newspaperguy
Thanks, Andy. I'd forgotten that you had posted...

Thanks, Andy.

I'd forgotten that you had posted this... because I didn't need it then.

Now :bang:

And thanks, Solinar, for bringing it to our attention.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,300
Posted By newspaperguy
Good choice. Have a fine time and a safe trip.

Good choice. Have a fine time and a safe trip.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-08-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,422
Posted By newspaperguy
I seem to recall someone - Peter Gowland, perhaps...

I seem to recall someone - Peter Gowland, perhaps - recommending green filters for daylight portraits... B&W film of course. This was b-i-t-d.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-07-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,253
Posted By newspaperguy
I dunno... looks like a Zorki 1C to me - the old...

I dunno... looks like a Zorki 1C to me - the old stamped body case, used before the cast one -
which would put the date of origin about 1951... ten years before Comrade G. went into space.
Just IMO.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-03-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 5,609
Posted By newspaperguy
There was/is a reason that only cut film holders...

There was/is a reason that only cut film holders survived! (actually, many reasons.) Basically, every other system has more pain than gain.

Used a lot of film packs shooting sports , back in the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-28-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 16,840
Posted By newspaperguy
Worthy of a sticky! Well done, Sir...

Worthy of a sticky!

Well done, Sir...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-26-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,873
Posted By newspaperguy
I've been using the L/25 combo as my go-to kit...

I've been using the L/25 combo as my go-to kit for years. Very happy with it.
My only complaint is the big plastic CV finder... Wish. I had the new wee one.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 7,991
Posted By newspaperguy
Loose the R... and 10 pounds along with it....

Loose the R... and 10 pounds along with it. ;)

Seriously, the Nikon gear can produce superb results,
and as you mentioned, Leica gear is bringing top $.

Then you can buy a second Nikon body or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,909
Posted By newspaperguy
Even the old ones were good... and still...

Even the old ones were good... and still working!

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/20714/U20714I1294452644.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,437
Posted By newspaperguy
You might want to try a modest amount of lube on...

You might want to try a modest amount of lube on the shaft (like a drop.)
Forum: RFF Polls 10-27-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 16,113
Posted By newspaperguy
As Will Rogers said, "You you know your getting...

As Will Rogers said,
"You you know your getting old
when you stop lying about your age...
and start bragging about it!"

Sez the county's oldest living substitute teacher.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By newspaperguy
Unkind... but. it is a photo site.

Unkind... but. it is a photo site.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-22-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,595
Posted By newspaperguy
We are here to serve. :D

We are here to serve. :D
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-21-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 8,787
Posted By newspaperguy
I can honestly say I am happier using my Canon P ...

I can honestly say I am happier using my Canon P than I ever was with my M3. :eek: (Really!)

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=137841

(Shown with a CV 35, but...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,095
Posted By newspaperguy
Beautiful work Brother Michaels! I really think...

Beautiful work Brother Michaels! I really think you outdid y'self.

Old Rick (Who just got an invite to his 65th high school reunion.)

Gary, Indiana in the winter? No.. I'm not going.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,595
Posted By newspaperguy
J-12? This might help you: ...

J-12? This might help you:

http://www.sovietcams.com/index.php?1072558845

http://www.sovietcams.com/sovietcams/m/m_images/wfiles/i2CJQXQ2F.jpg

It's from that site.

Good luck.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-13-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By newspaperguy
"SUNNY SIXTEEN"? Always a useful check.

"SUNNY SIXTEEN"?

Always a useful check.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By newspaperguy
When you're right, you're right... and you're...

When you're right, you're right... and you're right.

Rick :o
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By newspaperguy
Agree with Herr Sevo.

Agree with Herr Sevo.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,451
Posted By newspaperguy
I've been very happy with the CV grip from...

I've been very happy with the CV grip from Stephen, after one small mod: drilled and tapped the grip base so it would accept a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-28-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By newspaperguy
+3 for Oleg. (Both repairs and sales)

+3 for Oleg.

(Both repairs and sales)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2014
Replies: 104
Views: 14,106
Posted By newspaperguy
?? My only experience (good) with them has been...

?? My only experience (good) with them has been buying new.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By newspaperguy
id you look here? ...

id you look here? http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/kievspool.jpg

Also, check the archives - this has come up many times.
I'm using the Henry Fisher version in my Keiv II. This adds
a second...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-24-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 6,257
Posted By newspaperguy
Joined in (I think)'04 or '05 while it was still...

Joined in (I think)'04 or '05 while it was still Jorge's list. Mentioned it to Stephen as something he might be interested in.
He bought the list from Jorge, but changed some of the membership rules...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-22-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 4,046
Posted By newspaperguy
I can't find one right now, but maybe the slip-on...

I can't find one right now, but maybe the slip-on diopter changers that Olympus
offered for the OM (film) cameras would work with a little trim on the CL.

edit: Dioptic Correction lenses. Scroll...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-20-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 6,254
Posted By newspaperguy
May I suggest; before we start counting how many...

May I suggest; before we start counting how many angels can fit in a viewfinder :bang:;

that the best solution for any of the Russkis is to add a bright line finder... as in Leica or CV.

That...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-12-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 8,889
Posted By newspaperguy
Considering Barnack? Try a Zorki 1 with...

Considering Barnack? Try a Zorki 1 with brightline finder and a 35mm lens.

If you like it, then pop for the big "L".

You may find you don't need to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-09-2014
Replies: 1,346
Views: 263,937
Posted By newspaperguy
Last of the original Barnack styled...

Last of the original Barnack styled Zorkis

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/20714/med_U20714I1407606457.SEQ.0.jpg

My little Zorki 1e.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-06-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 4,480
Posted By newspaperguy
I don't think they ever made easy-outs small...

I don't think they ever made easy-outs small enough for camera screws...
and, as Livesteamer said, they are not easy - and broken, they are a bitch!
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-02-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,388
Posted By newspaperguy
Well done, Sir. That's an impressive looking...

Well done, Sir.

That's an impressive looking undertaking.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-01-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 4,445
Posted By newspaperguy
I'm on my second L (Bought one, sold it - bought...

I'm on my second L (Bought one, sold it - bought another.)

Love that little sucker.
Forum: Other RF 07-26-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 7,302
Posted By newspaperguy
I went to Korea with an Argus C-3* as the most...

I went to Korea with an Argus C-3* as the most famous photographer in our unit..:angel:

O f course, there was that Speed Graphic to fall back on.

* It did get quickly replaced with the first of...
Forum: RFF News 07-23-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 131,653
Posted By newspaperguy
I kept thinking, "It's perfect, Stephen. Thank...

I kept thinking, "It's perfect, Stephen. Thank you," as I was reading all the updates to this.

Then I did my daily check of the classifieds and this one thought hit me:

"How cool would it be to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-17-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 3,143
Posted By newspaperguy
Zorki 1d, J12 - Old stairwell, National...

Zorki 1d, J12 - Old stairwell, National Arboretum, Washington, D.C.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/20714/med_U20714I1268228808.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-17-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 3,143
Posted By newspaperguy
Zorki 1d, J-12 - Civil War cemetery, Alexandria,...

Zorki 1d, J-12 - Civil War cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/20714/med_U20714I1295058379.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-11-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By newspaperguy
I'm sorry to break the news, but it's a sure sign...

I'm sorry to break the news, but it's a sure sign you're getting older.

The next sign is when you stop lying about your age...

and start bragging about it.

:angel:
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-10-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By newspaperguy
Check out Wolves post here:...

Check out Wolves post here: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73900
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,136
Posted By newspaperguy
Buy another ZORKI; they're cheap. Either use it...

Buy another ZORKI; they're cheap.

Either use it til it feels comfortable,

or utilize it as a real-life guide to putting the first one back together.

I don't want to sound harsh, but you are...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-07-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By newspaperguy
Nicely captured! Don't stop now.

Nicely captured!

Don't stop now.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-06-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,671
Posted By newspaperguy
I posted this pix in the Leica ltm section in...

I posted this pix in the Leica ltm section in response to a inquirey about CV veiwfinders, but I thought it might be worth a repeat (retweet?)

Some things just don't work well together:

Like an...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-06-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 8,521
Posted By newspaperguy
Some things just don't work well together: Like...

Some things just don't work well together:

Like an old-style CV finder on a Leica II-type body.*

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/20714/U20714I1404673102.SEQ.0.jpg

Ok, I guess,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-04-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 8,521
Posted By newspaperguy
Any of the new metal CV viewfinders should work...

Any of the new metal CV viewfinders should work with the early Barnacks...

http://www.cameraquest.com/jpg6/voigt_2118_M10_2a.jpg

Check out the Head Barkeep's site!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,464
Posted By newspaperguy
Well said, Mr. Hughes. My favorite Kiev happens...

Well said, Mr. Hughes.

My favorite Kiev happens to be a II, but also have a 4 that has served me well for years.
(My wife insists that it's the "manly strap" on this II that earned my...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 8,521
Posted By newspaperguy
Sigh (Blush!) And shoot with both eyes open,...

Sigh (Blush!) And shoot with both eyes open, too.

Rick :rolleyes:
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-02-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,526
Posted By newspaperguy
Handy for news shots and other eye-level work,...

Handy for news shots and other eye-level work, but that's not what you buy a TLR for. Back-in-the-day, it was a great improvement over the 4X5.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-02-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 8,521
Posted By newspaperguy
Fersure the Bessa L! I sold mine... missed it so...

Fersure the Bessa L! I sold mine... missed it so much I bought another.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/20714/med_U20714I1269340492.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-01-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,671
Posted By newspaperguy
A Kiev II and Zorki 1d that still get regular...

A Kiev II and Zorki 1d that still get regular use, more than the Canons or Bessas,
plus an early Kiev 4 and Zorki 1e that both work well, but are sorta step-children :rolleyes:.

Also a couple of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-16-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By newspaperguy
Unless you are doing time exposures on a tripod,...

Unless you are doing time exposures on a tripod, I've never had a problem. A setting sun is pretty cool.

The only shutter burns I've ever seen were folks setting their cameras down, for long...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,944
Posted By newspaperguy
++ for the Nikonos !!. Great above water 35 mm...

++ for the Nikonos !!. Great above water 35 mm lens.
That was my stormy weather news camera... now my canoe camera.
But, like Rob-F said - no matter what solution you decide on, tether it to the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 4,925
Posted By newspaperguy
Busch Pressman 4X5 - no nonsense, cast aluminum...

Busch Pressman 4X5 - no nonsense, cast aluminum body . It gave me great shots and doubled as a most excellent personal defense weapon in the '60s.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,761
Posted By newspaperguy
I've used OM Zuikos ranging from 24-to-300mm on...

I've used OM Zuikos ranging from 24-to-300mm on DSLRs, mostly with happy results.

The OMZ 100/2.8 is a fave, as is the 50/3.5 macro.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 05-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,586
Posted By newspaperguy
Excellent craftsmanship. Kudos!

Excellent craftsmanship. Kudos!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 6,512
Posted By newspaperguy
I did a trick in the Navy reserve as a PH2 after...

I did a trick in the Navy reserve as a PH2 after active Army service. Would have been early 1960s. Mostly used a Rollei.
Korean era Army service used an issue 4x5 Graphic, Rollei and a pair Leica 1f's
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2014
Replies: 520
Views: 93,638
Posted By newspaperguy
Here's a couple from a long (really long) time...

Here's a couple from a long (really long) time ago.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-26-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 7,978
Posted By newspaperguy
Thanks for sharing, Sir.

Thanks for sharing, Sir.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-26-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,856
Posted By newspaperguy
In reference to some earlier comments - the only...

In reference to some earlier comments - the only way to actually see what you're really including in your composition with any of the Barnack types - is to add a bright line finder like this CV from...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 04-18-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,396
Posted By newspaperguy
Thanks Tom... and thank you Stephen for...

Thanks Tom... and thank you Stephen for continuing to bring us "good stuff"!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-16-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3,252
Posted By newspaperguy
One of Stephan's 28/35mm CV mini-finders would...

One of Stephan's 28/35mm CV mini-finders would solve that problem... if you can find one.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-15-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 25,640
Posted By newspaperguy
Pretty sound advice from Mr. Hughes. Obviously, I...

Pretty sound advice from Mr. Hughes. Obviously, I agree. I've been using two Zorki I/s (a 'D' & an 'E', both from Oleg) for well over 10 years - no problems.

IMO, with any of the Barnack types, you...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-11-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,472
Posted By newspaperguy
Pssst - I think she's trying to pick you up.

Pssst - I think she's trying to pick you up.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-01-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 4,929
Posted By newspaperguy
Thanks all for the NEWS to me info. (I have 2...

Thanks all for the NEWS to me info.

(I have 2 'cords' apart right now... no bellows.)

Nice, clear pix Wayno! Thank you.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 03-23-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,795
Posted By newspaperguy
The plastic CV finder (mine's a 25mm) is rather...

The plastic CV finder (mine's a 25mm) is rather bulky, especially on my CL.
If I were starting over, I'd go for the new metal finder.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-21-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,688
Posted By newspaperguy
Consider replacing the split rings with short...

Consider replacing the split rings with short loops of rawhide
(or leather boot lacing) roughly 5' long... No wear, and quiet, too.

This has the added advantage of removing the strap itself from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,725
Posted By newspaperguy
Congratulations Dan... Great job! Good contacts...

Congratulations Dan... Great job!

Good contacts really do pay off.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,170
Posted By newspaperguy
Used to own a "safari" shirt that handled my...

Used to own a "safari" shirt that handled my Leica If nicely.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 5,202
Posted By newspaperguy
When I read 'Leicaflex', I groaned thinking of...

When I read 'Leicaflex', I groaned thinking of the weight.
Consider what size body you want to be carrying all day.
Also consider the viewfinder coverage as well as the brightness.
Many do not show...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-06-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By newspaperguy
Making a silk purse from a sows ear?

Making a silk purse from a sows ear?
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-06-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,791
Posted By newspaperguy
Well done Sir. Some great 'people' shots, very...

Well done Sir.
Some great 'people' shots, very direct.
I kept thinking... "So many chairs, so little time."
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-04-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,391
Posted By newspaperguy
As Mr. Hughes said, you need a "Brass Black" not...

As Mr. Hughes said, you need a "Brass Black" not a bluing solution.

(Several brands available on this side of the pond. Try...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-03-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,391
Posted By newspaperguy
Like Roger said. In addition to gun shops, try...

Like Roger said.

In addition to gun shops, try a hobby shop - model railroaders use it, too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-03-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 9,295
Posted By newspaperguy
IMO, this thread would be a prime candidate for...

IMO, this thread would be a prime candidate for the kill switch.

Maybe it's the weather?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,500
Posted By newspaperguy
Lovely, David... just lovely! (Been there...

Lovely, David... just lovely!

(Been there too.:rolleyes:)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,063
Posted By newspaperguy
I would second the CL idea, but... I'm not sure...

I would second the CL idea, but...

I'm not sure the Elmar (or any collapsible) would clear the meter arm.

You may want to check.

FWIW - I use a CV 35mm om my CL.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-26-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,607
Posted By newspaperguy
BTW - If you don't mind bulk, you might want to...

BTW - If you don't mind bulk, you might want to check out a vintage Voightlander Kontur finder... 50mm only, and you shoot with both eyes open.

This one now lives on my KIEV...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-26-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,607
Posted By newspaperguy
Purists may disagree, but I've found the CV...

Purists may disagree, but I've found the CV brightline finders equal in quality and far superior in price. (Yes, I have owned both the 50 & 35 Leitz versions.)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By newspaperguy
Our head barkeep, right there in CA, has some...

Our head barkeep, right there in CA, has some good repair contacts...
You might want to check with Stephen. Other then that - Fedka.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-20-2014
Replies: 298
Views: 35,110
Posted By newspaperguy
OMG - Nude in the...

OMG - Nude in the Woods

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/20714/med_U20714I1277687601.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-20-2014
Replies: 286
Views: 71,302
Posted By newspaperguy
Zorki 1d, J-12 @ National Arboretum, Washington...

Zorki 1d, J-12 @ National Arboretum, Washington D.C.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/20714/med_U20714I1268228808.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-17-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 7,688
Posted By newspaperguy
Thanks Vince. ou can find the whole article here:...

Thanks Vince. ou can find the whole article here:

http://www3.telus.net/public/rpnchbck/zconrfKiev.htm
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,939
Posted By newspaperguy
WAIT A MINUTE! I'm shooting with the OMZ 300 on...

WAIT A MINUTE! I'm shooting with the OMZ 300 on the E-1.

Wotin'ell does that make me? :p
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-17-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 7,688
Posted By newspaperguy
The quote was from Peter Hennig, a well known...

The quote was from Peter Hennig, a well known Contax/Kiev expert, photographer, and repairman. (Go ahead, Google him.) His works include articles published in the Journal of the Zeiss Historica...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-16-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 4,697
Posted By newspaperguy
The J12 sure makes a nice package on a Barnack...

The J12 sure makes a nice package on a Barnack body... plus, the lens shade will never fall off!

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/20714/sml_U20714I1270219061.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-15-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 7,688
Posted By newspaperguy
Had to add this shot of a "good" Kiev. (With it's...

Had to add this shot of a "good" Kiev. (With it's "manly" leather strap.)

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/20714/med_U20714I1282259934.SEQ.0.jpg

...and to add this quote from a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-15-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,161
Posted By newspaperguy
The top half-dozen in my album are all gear shots...

The top half-dozen in my album are all gear shots - why am I not surprised?

This (poor) one shows a home-made slide-sling on a J12'd Barnack copy.
Total cost ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-14-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,324
Posted By newspaperguy
Kinda like Roger said. Besides, kids are gone,...

Kinda like Roger said.

Besides, kids are gone, I've got the space.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-13-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 7,688
Posted By newspaperguy
Both my "Good" Kievs have worked flawlessly for...

Both my "Good" Kievs have worked flawlessly for the 15 years or so that I have owned them.

In interest of complete disclosure, there are three others in various stages of disrepair for about the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3,444
Posted By newspaperguy
Agreeing with Texas Bill. I've used a noose of...

Agreeing with Texas Bill.

I've used a noose of mono fishing line around the base, with a fishing snap-link on the end to attach to my neckstrap ring ever since I had one of those expensive...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-22-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 5,166
Posted By newspaperguy
I've had good dealings with Oleg in the Ukraine...

I've had good dealings with Oleg in the Ukraine for more than 10 years.

Check him out at http://okvintagecamera.com/about.html
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-21-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,496
Posted By newspaperguy
Thank you Dez! OMG I love this list. That was...

Thank you Dez!

OMG I love this list.

That was another gem that I had never heard before.

(And I've used my CL for three-years.)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-20-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,628
Posted By newspaperguy
Sorry I missed this thread when it was posted. I...

Sorry I missed this thread when it was posted.

I was just showing off my Griptack covered OM1n and remarking to a friend how much I liked doing business with Camera Leather.

I now have four of his...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-07-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,793
Posted By newspaperguy
Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing.

Beautiful work!
Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-22-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,012
Posted By newspaperguy
I use the screw mount (w/adapter) on my Leica...

I use the screw mount (w/adapter) on my Leica CL... Sweet lens!
Forum: RFF Polls 11-16-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,505
Posted By newspaperguy
My Barnacks are all gone now, but the OM-1n &...

My Barnacks are all gone now, but the OM-1n & OM-2n are so close in body size (feel), and I have several, with a variety of coverings, including snake skin.

My hands-down, or should I say 'hands-on'...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By newspaperguy
Not on your chest, Frank. Add frozen camera to...

Not on your chest, Frank. Add frozen camera to the rest of the comments.

Maybe take a look at some of the older Galen Rowell books for some ideas.
Forum: Olympus RF 11-06-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,539
Posted By newspaperguy
Camtech (John Hermanson) in New York State, is...

Camtech (John Hermanson) in New York State, is the premier Olympus repair guy in the USA.
Sorry, he no longer repairs the 35RC.
You can see his site here- http://www.zuiko.com/index_009.htm
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,617
Posted By newspaperguy
I have the 35 & 50 mm CV Brightline finders and...

I have the 35 & 50 mm CV Brightline finders and love them both.

Also have an older CV plastic 25mm finder - no bright lines - not so
hot with glasses.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-21-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,358
Posted By newspaperguy
I've had a Zhou case on my CL for several...

I've had a Zhou case on my CL for several years... and love it. :D

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=147721
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-19-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,893
Posted By newspaperguy
Great lens with film (Y'all remember film,...

Great lens with film (Y'all remember film, don'tcha?)

OK - No joke...You said 'locally'?

Why not go shoot with it - even if it's in someones kitchen?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By newspaperguy
Shots #7 and #11 would be winners in anyones'...

Shots #7 and #11 would be winners in anyones' book.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 4,563
Posted By newspaperguy
Good luck with the Alpha, Tony... it's a true...

Good luck with the Alpha, Tony... it's a true jewel.

I often lusted, but never scored. (For Alphas!) :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By newspaperguy
Grey Griptac on my OM-1n - Top Notch! Morgan is...

Grey Griptac on my OM-1n - Top Notch!

Morgan is always a pleasure to do bizwith.

Rick
Forum: Olympus RF 08-30-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 11,930
Posted By newspaperguy
Wind slower. No joke... try it.

Wind slower.

No joke... try it.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-27-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,013
Posted By newspaperguy
Here's my 1956 Kiev with a "manly" strap of the...

Here's my 1956 Kiev with a "manly" strap of the same vintage.

Still a great shooter. (Comes complete with "Zeiss bumps" on the back.)

Hint for those with fumble fingers: Pre-focus, and never worry...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-27-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By newspaperguy
I would add a round of applause for Oleg. Great...

I would add a round of applause for Oleg.

Great workmanship. Decent pricing.

I've done business with him for more than 10 years now.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-27-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,013
Posted By newspaperguy
Professor Hicks stated, "Later Kievs were,...

Professor Hicks stated, "Later Kievs were, ummm... variable"

Perhaps the kindest words ever used to describe them, Roger.

That said, I love my early Kiev II.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-25-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,976
Posted By newspaperguy
AH HA! So that's what you do when the snow is...

AH HA!

So that's what you do when the snow is over the windows. :)

Nice work, sir.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2013
Replies: 221
Views: 23,800
Posted By newspaperguy
Minor meter note: The first meter for the F was...

Minor meter note: The first meter for the F was the "Periscope" model
with that ungainly tube protruding from it that took readings directly from the meter - not through the lens.
Yeah, I still have...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-20-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By newspaperguy
Try this - Set your focus manually at about 10'...

Try this - Set your focus manually at about 10' or 3m. Measure the same distance to a point on a brick wall or a picket fence. Stand pointing your camera at about a 35 degree angle the target. Take...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-19-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 8,929
Posted By newspaperguy
Easy to use... and the best storm camera a newsie...

Easy to use... and the best storm camera a newsie ever had!

Go forth and fear no weather.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-19-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 8,723
Posted By newspaperguy
h yes... Junk Leicas.:rolleyes: So nice to see...

h yes... Junk Leicas.:rolleyes: So nice to see you back, Roger.

For me, it would be my CL (Soon to be seen in the classifieds.)

Putting my money where my mouth is... so-to-speak.

Rick
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-18-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By newspaperguy
Aha... the master has spoken. (No joke!) Nice...

Aha... the master has spoken.

(No joke!)

Nice to see you posting, Sir.

PS: I forgot to mention - The Kodak II came standard with a metal lined leather ever ready carry case. (Bulletproof?)

Rick
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-16-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,667
Posted By newspaperguy
Still waiting to hear your response to rodinal's...

Still waiting to hear your response to rodinal's query:

"Why are you wearing your eyeglasses with the diopter correction already attached ??"
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-16-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,667
Posted By newspaperguy
Quick & dirty, Joe... Dr. Scholl's corn pads....

Quick & dirty, Joe... Dr. Scholl's corn pads.

Use a black marker if you wish.http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/20714/med_U20714I1307809111.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Other RF 08-12-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 8,881
Posted By newspaperguy
How about square digital? See Kirk Tucks column...

How about square digital?

See Kirk Tucks column today: Pentax K-01
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-12-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By newspaperguy
Twice As Bright?

Ad for Kodak Reflex II.

The advertisement - not the camera - being offered on e-bay:

http://www.amazon.com/Reflex-Camera-Ektalite-Eastman-Photography/dp/B009LQVBM0

Kodak was serious... my...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 7,023
Posted By newspaperguy
Nicely done, Sir. I hope your dream shop will...

Nicely done, Sir. I hope your dream shop will include some power tools.*

I especially liked the metalwork on the Balisong latch - great detail.

(*For those of you who might not know -...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 6,126
Posted By newspaperguy
Please put me in Keith's camp. (But I loved the...

Please put me in Keith's camp.

(But I loved the graphics on the t-shirt... GOOD JOB!)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-23-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 3,983
Posted By newspaperguy
Another vote for the CV 35/2.5 - tiny but...

Another vote for the CV 35/2.5 - tiny but terrific.

Mine lives on my Leica CL.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-23-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,013
Posted By newspaperguy
[quote=Dez;2184976]Wellllll "... it's a great...

[quote=Dez;2184976]Wellllll

"... it's a great camera, but needs to rate second best to the fabulous and clunky Leningrad."

Sorry Dez...

My experiences with spring-wound cameras (Practina FX,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-22-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By newspaperguy
A red or orange marker applied to one of the RF...

A red or orange marker applied to one of the RF windows will let you know if it really helps you at a minimum cost. Cleans off easily with a bit of alcohol.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-22-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,013
Posted By newspaperguy
Congratulations! You bought the best FSU...

Congratulations! You bought the best FSU rangefinder ever made. and it is a true Contax copy - Zeiss historian Peter Hemming described the early Kievs as "...a German camera built in Russia." (OK,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 8,013
Posted By newspaperguy
My fave "low-end" camera, assuming you meant...

My fave "low-end" camera, assuming you meant low-end within the species,

was the Leica 1f. Wide angle lens, 'S-16', pre-focus and you were in business!

Current champion in that vein is the CV Bessa...
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