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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-11-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By russelljtdyer
A few years ago, John Milich in Brooklyn, New...

A few years ago, John Milich in Brooklyn, New York did this work -- at least for Leica lenses, but he probably would do the same for a Konica lens. He's a machinist, among other things. You would...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,441
Posted By russelljtdyer
Balancing Cash and Gifts

I bought myself a FujiFilm X100F (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163170) camera for my birthday, which was near the start of November. That took all of my extra money to be...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-06-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 6,928
Posted By russelljtdyer
FujiFilm X100F for Daily Use

Although my Leica M9 or M3 camera and lenses are smaller and lighter than the Canon 5D Mark II DSLR camera and lenses I used to own, they are still a little much to carry with me on business trips or...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-06-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 8,182
Posted By russelljtdyer
Canada Film Lab

I've been pleased with Canada Film Lab. Here's a link to their site: http://canadianfilmlab.com They're in British Columbia. Incidentally, they used to be located in the U.K. and were called,...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-15-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,124
Posted By russelljtdyer
Rimowa Luggage

This isn't in line with what the original poster asked, but I think it may be of interest to many people here. I'm about to buy a new bag to replace a Tumi bag I had for ten years. As a fan of Leica...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-13-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,256
Posted By russelljtdyer
What a wonder wife and gift. It's a great story...

What a wonder wife and gift. It's a great story to me. Plus, you have a beautiful woman. She's easy on the eyes. It's nice to have a model with you wherever you go. It improves your photos. ...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-22-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 3,444
Posted By russelljtdyer
Boys & Girls

Yes, now is always the time to buy a new toy! Are we not boys and girls at heart? If you have the money or credit card to be able to buy the Leica camera you've always wanted, buy it now, while...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-21-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,038
Posted By russelljtdyer
Good Comparison

One thing that's interesting about this huge lens is that it illustrates the relative importance of the lens compared to the camera body and its image sensor. Sometimes when I tell people I have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By russelljtdyer
Since I do some computer programming, in...

Since I do some computer programming, in particular in the Perl language, I visit the site perlmonks.com. On that site, users can give any post a +1 or a -1 vote. They do the same thing on...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-13-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,627
Posted By russelljtdyer
Camera & Bike Rides

My preferred methods of exercise is bike riding and kayaking. They're ways to exercise while sitting down. In addition to trying to lose weight and staying healthy, I have some other motivations to...
Forum: Photo Software 02-07-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 5,111
Posted By russelljtdyer
Using Lightroom Mobile as a Camera App.

I bought an iPhone 6s this week -- I had Sony Xperia (android) phones before this -- and wanted a good camera application for it. I wanted one that allows me to make adjustments like I can on my...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-07-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 5,596
Posted By russelljtdyer
A New Sensor, but Varying Notes

This is a late response to the original post, but I'm responding for others who might have a similar question and read this thread in the future.

A few weeks ago, I brought my Leica M9 to a store...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,269
Posted By russelljtdyer
Never Have Writer's Block

I never have had writer's block. Even if I can't think of what to write, I just write. I write something, anything, and eventually that leads to writing something useful and interesting.

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,269
Posted By russelljtdyer
Gratitude and Plans

Thanks for the responses. All of you have very good ideas. I've organized most of the ideas suggested in this post, with one central point.

I have done the idea suggested by farlymac and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,381
Posted By russelljtdyer
Consolidate and Simplify

How you sell off things depends on how much you want to bother with the process. In the past I've sold some larger items individually on this site and others, and batches through KEH. Regarding...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,269
Posted By russelljtdyer
Getting Excited Again

For several years I was actively involved in photography -- as a hobby, not professionally. Well, I wasn't taking photos every day, but fairly often. Now I find that I rarely take photos. I just...
Forum: Sony RX Series 04-24-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 3,117
Posted By russelljtdyer
A Pocket Camera (Sony RX100-M3)

In the past couple of years, I've gotten away from taking pictures. This is partly because my focus in life has shifted. However, there are still times when I'm out and see scenes and moments which...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 5,069
Posted By russelljtdyer
It May Be Worth It

Y'all may be right: someone else may be able to do the work cheaper and hopefully just as well; it's not a high charge from Leica's perspective since I'm asking them to work on a camera they...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 5,069
Posted By russelljtdyer
Received Estimate from Leica

I received just now an email from Leica with the estimate of the cost to clean, lubricate, and adjust the Leica M3. They say it will take about 5 hours to do everything. They want €149 per hour for...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-10-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,578
Posted By russelljtdyer
Yes, your name doesn't represent you well. It's...

Yes, your name doesn't represent you well. It's an understatement.

Sorry, I couldn't resist that.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-10-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,267
Posted By russelljtdyer
Thanks everyone. I'm very happy. Yes, John...

Thanks everyone. I'm very happy. Yes, John (i.e., Finglas), I did thank her here. After I wrote all of that, I sent her direct links to Rob's post and mine from 2005 and the one here so she could...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-10-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,267
Posted By russelljtdyer
Final Price: Zero

When I started this brief thread, I was considering buying a Leica M3 from a friend of mine. She was selling several Leica cameras and lenses that belonged to her husband who died a few years ago. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 5,069
Posted By russelljtdyer
Price and Terms Decided

I met with my friend today to give her my assessment of all of her cameras and lens, and to agree on the price for the Leica M3. I showed her the problems I've been having with the shutter and told...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-08-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 5,069
Posted By russelljtdyer
Rescanned Negatives

Based on the comments and advice of several people here, I rescanned the negatives of the two photos I posted earlier. I have an Epson V700 Photo Scanner. I still haven't learned to use it very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-08-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 5,069
Posted By russelljtdyer
How Much

I will definitely buy the camera: I've become quite fond of it already. I'm just wondering how much to pay her for it. I want to pay a fair price--fair to her and to me. She doesn't know its...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 5,069
Posted By russelljtdyer
More Problems

I just got the developed film back for the first roll I shot a week ago with the Leica M3 that I'm buying. It doesn't look good.

For some shots, it may be that I'm not setting my exposure...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-06-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 5,069
Posted By russelljtdyer
Agreed

You've all made some excellent points. We all seem to agree that it does need to be professionally cleaned. Good idea CNNY, about testing the components I haven't used yet, like the external flash...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 5,069
Posted By russelljtdyer
Leica M3 Shutter Remains Open at 1/2 Second

As I mentioned in an earlier post (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148755), I'm buying a Leica M3 camera. Before I finalize that purchase, though, I'm testing the camera. I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-29-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 13,834
Posted By russelljtdyer
Sex is the Best Answer--as Always

I've decided that the perfect bag is one carried by a beautiful assistant, preferably one that's also a sexual assistant, I mean sexual partner. Every bag has problems like the original poster said....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,267
Posted By russelljtdyer
Replacing a Zeiss Ikon with a Leica M3

Since early 2012, I have been migrating my camera equipment to an all Leica M system (see Almost Everything Must Go (http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=119631)). I've sold all of my...
Forum: Photo Software 04-22-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 12,334
Posted By russelljtdyer
A Software Subscription may Cost Less

At first, I thought software as service was a terrible idea. But then it occurred to me that every year I was buying the latest version of Lightroom--paying about $150 each time. I was also buying...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-26-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By russelljtdyer
No Bad Cameras

Good point Kate: Basically, there are no bad cameras, only bad photographers. This is also the point in part that jsrockit and Prest_400 seem to be making.

If Henri Cartier-Bresson was alive and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-26-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By russelljtdyer
Accoutrements of Young Women

Last year, for a few months, I dated a woman who is much younger than me--about 17 years younger. There were advantages and disadvantages to dating a younger woman. One advantage was that she pushed...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 7,993
Posted By russelljtdyer
Testing at Home

Thanks Chris and Roger. I appreciate your congratulations and especially for your comments. It's nice knowing that I'm not alone in the madness of my journey.

I haven't had much time to play with...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-28-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 4,309
Posted By russelljtdyer
Oh, that's just wrong. That's not how the god of...

Oh, that's just wrong. That's not how the god of Canon meant for that camera to look. I used to own one. I'm sorry, but I can't look at it this. I feel sorry for the camera.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-27-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By russelljtdyer
Excellent photo. Awesome scene. ...

Excellent photo. Awesome scene. Congratulations. Well done.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 7,993
Posted By russelljtdyer
Arrived Finally

Thanks, Chris. I read through the posts by Thorsten Overgaard on the Leica M9 that you've recommended. I received the camera today and went through the menu. I set it to uncompressed RAW, also as...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-21-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 16,713
Posted By russelljtdyer
A Test Photo

Thanks hepcat for posting the photo of the apartment with white walls. To me, there seems to me to be a slight color shift towards red in the bottom left corner and a shift towards blue in the top...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,792
Posted By russelljtdyer
That's spectacular, Dan. Congratulations.

That's spectacular, Dan. Congratulations.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-19-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 9,101
Posted By russelljtdyer
I like the shot of the woman working on a camera,...

I like the shot of the woman working on a camera, with a Peanuts comics calendar on her desk. It gives such a personal feeling to the scene and to the cameras.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-19-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 16,713
Posted By russelljtdyer
Begging for a Test Photo

I appreciate all of the assurances from many here that there is no problem with using the Voigtlander f/4 21mm lens with a Leica M9. The photos showing objects look good, but it's difficult to see...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-19-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 16,713
Posted By russelljtdyer
That's because the M8 crops out the edges where...

That's because the M8 crops out the edges where the color shifts may be occurring. If I was willing to accept a tighter angle of view, I could crop in all of my images in Lightroom. Or I could just...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-18-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 16,713
Posted By russelljtdyer
Updated Comments

I just purchased a Leica M9--it's in the mail, working its way to me. I want to get also a 21mm lens for occasional use. I'm thinking an inexpensive one would be fine. So I want to believe that...
Forum: Travel 03-17-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By russelljtdyer
My Favorite Church in Rome

Besides the usual sites, I recommend the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels (Santa Maria degli Angeli (http://www.santamariadegliangeliroma.it/)). The architecture and grandeur of the place is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 7,993
Posted By russelljtdyer
In the Mail

When I started this thread on May 19, 2012, my plan was to do two things: First, I planned to sell all of my non-rangefinder and non-M-mount cameras and lenses. That's done. Second, I planned to...
Forum: Photo Software 03-03-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 883
Posted By russelljtdyer
Better B&W Advice

I have almost no experience with black and white photography. I took the photo shown below with color film, Kodak Portra 160, using a Zeiss Ikon with a Zeiss Biogon 35mm lens. I used Adobe...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,431
Posted By russelljtdyer
Not About 6-bit Encoding

I think some of y'all are misunderstanding one part of what I've written. I'm not suggesting to send the lens to Leica for 6-bit encoding. I'm saying to send it to Leica for calibrating and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,431
Posted By russelljtdyer
Making a Bargain Excellent

Last summer I was pushed by circumstances into sending the two Leica lenses that I own to Leica's facility in Solms to have 6-bit encoded flanges put on them (see thread on that...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-07-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 15,347
Posted By russelljtdyer
free membership

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They should put that in the sales material: "Purchase of a Zeiss Ikon camera comes with free membership to the RangeFinder - Zeiss Ikon ZM Forum."

-Russell
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-03-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 8,348
Posted By russelljtdyer
Well Written, but Missing the Point

I found it to be a well written article. His style of writing is excellent; his use of imagery and references to the technological history of photography, mingled with his own history, make the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2013
Replies: 160
Views: 14,987
Posted By russelljtdyer
I can Relate

I did something similar to what this man has done: I worked for 12 years in the investment business. I was a broker at Merrill Lynch in New Orleans, a securities examiner for the NASD, and a Chief...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-30-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 15,347
Posted By russelljtdyer
I have a Silver one, Limited Edition model number...

I have a Silver one, Limited Edition model number 0369, serial number
15525699.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-28-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,978
Posted By russelljtdyer
Where to go Next?

Since I'm originally from New Orleans, and thereby like the rain, I was curious to see your photos of the city in the rain. But when I followed that link, I found only one photo of wet pavement,...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,570
Posted By russelljtdyer
Heat

One of the values of strobes is related to working with models. If you will be photographing a model for a couple of hours, continuous lighting will be too hot for her. A model who is sweating or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,179
Posted By russelljtdyer
Photographer to Barbie Girls

I'm often frustrated and bothered by how others judge my work and it amazes me what people like. I will see people rave about a photo someone took which is badly composed, filled with trash in the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-28-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 3,655
Posted By russelljtdyer
Bit Confusing

Thanks, Gordon for your response, for providing so much useful information. What you say makes sense to me. But I'm wondering if I'm misunderstanding something or if something has changed with Metz...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-27-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 3,655
Posted By russelljtdyer
Metz Flash with M8.2 Camera

I've spent a few days researching flashes to use with my M-8.2 camera. I don't have a flash now, and I want to buy one to be able to take portraits outdoors for fill lighting, and maybe to take...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,205
Posted By russelljtdyer
The Results are In

I received today my lenses back from Leica. The lenses have now the much ballyhooed 6-bit coding (see photo below) that lured me into this personal catastrophe--which is what prompted me to start...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-27-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,985
Posted By russelljtdyer
Perché?

I enjoy my Zeiss Ikon for many of the reasons you listed. I've been thinking of buying a Leica M4-P. I think I would enjoy it, too. But I would imagine that using it for a while would make me...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,205
Posted By russelljtdyer
Estimated Cost

My two lenses arrived in Solms, Germany on Friday. I received just now an estimate for the parts and work. The 6-bit coded flanges will cost €239--that's about what they told me to expect. But the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-13-2013
Replies: 71
Views: 5,742
Posted By russelljtdyer
Here's a list of my preferences and thoughts on a...

Here's a list of my preferences and thoughts on a few of your photos.

When I saw the four guys looking stranded and surrounded by cement, especially with the gesture of one of the guys, it looked...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-10-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 4,760
Posted By russelljtdyer
Elements and Components

In part of your post, if I'm reading correctly, you say that you believe that the quality of the equipment matters little. I think it does matter, but there are other factors that can compensate or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,205
Posted By russelljtdyer
Ah, good advice. I will check them. They didn't...

Ah, good advice. I will check them. They didn't ask me to send the camera, though. I don't want to calibrate the lenses to the camera since I want to replace one day my M8.2 with an M9.

They...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,205
Posted By russelljtdyer
Off Topic and On Their Way

Thanks for all of the responses. Thanks especially for the sympathetic ones and the suggestions about how to resolve the problem. I shouldn't have mentioned my reaction to my friend's part in this....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-08-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 6,259
Posted By russelljtdyer
a person's style and wealth

There may be some people who will think, "For twenty-thousand dollars, it must be excellent. That's not much money for me. I should get one."

After all, if a person has a watch that cost over...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,205
Posted By russelljtdyer
Lost and Disconnected

This is a difficult post for me to write. I am so upset about this that for over a day now I have been trying not to think about this. I've also been trying to keep my upper and lower teeth from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 6,281
Posted By russelljtdyer
A Better Lab

I haven't tried experimenting again. But I have switched to a better lab. Below is a photo I took recently in Sardinia with the Zeiss Ikon film camera. This seems to have the clarity and quality I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-07-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 7,081
Posted By russelljtdyer
A Good Example and Formula

That's an excellent example of what I'm saying. In addition to the quality of the photos and the printing, this book has notoriety associated with it from the story behind it and from the television...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-06-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 7,081
Posted By russelljtdyer
A Commercial Sense

Michael, this topic is very much in my area since I am a published writer and an editor, and have some experience with self-publishing. I do very well, better financially than most writers. I'm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 8,636
Posted By russelljtdyer
Company Response

Since I'm getting better at writing in Italian these days, I sent an email to the general email address at Ferrania giving them a link to this page. I suggested they might read what people are...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-29-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,555
Posted By russelljtdyer
Bowery Problems

I think the ONA Bowery bag looks great. The size is fine for me: it'll hold a Leica camera with the lens on it and have room for a second lens and other stuff. I use now a Domke F-5XB bag that's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 8,636
Posted By russelljtdyer
Benvenuto

That's how it is here, in Italy. Even the sites of large Italian companies have many problems and are lacking. The web is something to which they're still warming. Give them another five or ten...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 8,636
Posted By russelljtdyer
If you're interested in buying their film,...

If you're interested in buying their film, subscribe to their mailing list. The more names they have, the more they will be encouraged to do this.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-20-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 4,451
Posted By russelljtdyer
Tools

When I was a boy, I was fascinated by tools. If I went into a hardware store, I would look for a long time at the tools that were for sale and wanted them. I had no money to buy them and no reason...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-10-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,424
Posted By russelljtdyer
In the Chair

I've had several moments in which I didn't take a photo because I was too timid or thought it too inappropriate for me to take the shot. There was, however, a similar situation that I experienced...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 6,281
Posted By russelljtdyer
Removing the Colors

Here are the two photos again, but converted to black and white so that the colors aren't as much of a distraction. Again, her hair on her left side is coarse in the photo on the left, but fine in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 6,281
Posted By russelljtdyer
Developer and Scanner Comparison

Yes, music_healing, that's what I did. I took a series of photos using a separate meter and set manually the exposure on the camera. I also took two rolls of photos of the same woman and the same...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 7,993
Posted By russelljtdyer
First Photos

Here's a photo from my first outing with the new camera. It was shot at Stresa, on Lago Maggiore. I'm still learning to use it, but it does well. I'm pleased with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 7,993
Posted By russelljtdyer
My Day of Celebration

The Leica M8.2 camera arrived today, fittingly on the U.S. independence day. I didn't go to the picnic sponsored by the U.S. Consulate here in Milan, or to any of the parties hosted by fellow...
Forum: RFF News 07-04-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,384
Posted By russelljtdyer
Excellent portrayal of a photographer. Is she,...

Excellent portrayal of a photographer. Is she, or her friend who narrates the film, a member of RFF? They would probably be interesting contributors to some of the better discussions.

Oh, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By russelljtdyer
Process a negative with my brain only!? I can't...

Process a negative with my brain only!? I can't do that. I'm too brilliant. All of my photos would be overexposed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,162
Posted By russelljtdyer
The Long and Short of it.

For objects that are integral to the lives of a culture, people tend to use no adjectives for objects that they perceive as the standard and accepted by everyone, but use adjectives of what's not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 6,281
Posted By russelljtdyer
Playing with the Scanner

The model has gone. We took two rolls of film. Both rolls were taken with the same settings and positions. I'll get one roll developed by the store that developed the Genoa pictures and the other...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 7,993
Posted By russelljtdyer
Closing in on the Goal

In case anyone cares, I've almost reached my goal of transitioning totally from SLR to RangeFinder camera systems. I've almost sold off everything as planned at the start of this thread. I have one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 6,281
Posted By russelljtdyer
Good idea Anthony, about using my scanner. While...

Good idea Anthony, about using my scanner. While waiting for the model to arrive, I've been trying to scan one negative of the photos above from Genoa. I can get better clarity, but I haven't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 6,281
Posted By russelljtdyer
Still Not Clear

gAfter reading everyone's comments here and thinking about them, I've been trying to improve my abilities with film. But I still seem to have a problem and not just with ASA 400 film. It's just...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-18-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,793
Posted By russelljtdyer
It's Always Luck

It was actually taken accidentally--or at least the man leaping was not known to Cartier-Bresson when he took the shot. He describes the circumstances of how he took that photograph in an interview...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 6,281
Posted By russelljtdyer
Using and Understanding ASA 400 Film

When using my Zeiss Ikon film camera, I use mostly Kodak Portra 160 film these days. The results are very good. However, there are times when I've tried to use Kodak Potra 400 film and the results...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-15-2013
Replies: 724
Views: 203,746
Posted By russelljtdyer
Oh, the Royal Pharmacy in New Orleans. Thanks...

Oh, the Royal Pharmacy in New Orleans. Thanks for showing those photos, brachal. My aunt (Paula Liuzza) used to work there. I remember going there when I was kid and drinking milk shakes and cokes...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-15-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 15,708
Posted By russelljtdyer
Impressions of the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Biogon ZM lens

I've decided that I have to have a Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Biogon T* ZM lens. When I had a Canon 5DII slr camera, I owned a Zeiss 21mm EF lens. It was spectacular, but monstrously big and heavy. I own a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-13-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 6,396
Posted By russelljtdyer
Create Custom Presets for exif Tags

I let go of this project for a little while, but came back to it. I hate obsessions like this. Anyway, I've figured out how to save a set of exif tags with values. It was not intuitive or...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-13-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 6,396
Posted By russelljtdyer
Saving & Leveraging Work

When I try to edit the exif tags for another photo or multiple photos (i.e., File --> Plug-In Extras --> Exif Write), the exif tags and values I entered are still in the dialog box that appears. If...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-13-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 6,396
Posted By russelljtdyer
Priming ExifMeta Plug-in for Lightroom

As I'm struggling with this plug-in, I'm figuring out some things. On Robert Cole's forum, there is a thread which explains how to get started...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-13-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 6,396
Posted By russelljtdyer
Download & Install ExifMeta Plug-in for Lightroom

I went to the forum site (http://robcole.smfforfree3.com/index.php/board,2.0.html) and clicked on the thread labeled, "01 Download ExifMeta" (http://robcole.smfforfree3.com/index.php/topic,4.0.html)....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-13-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 6,396
Posted By russelljtdyer
Getting Started

I stumbled onto this plug-in yesterday. I like this idea. I've been doing this at the command-line with exiftool. So this is much nicer.

I downloaded the plug-in and installed it on my Macintosh...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-12-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,788
Posted By russelljtdyer
A Small Combination

I have the 13" MacBook Air and I have a MacPro--not the laptop, but the one that sits on the floor. I bought the MacBook Air primarily as a computer for traveling and meeting people at coffeeshops...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-10-2013
Replies: 299
Views: 59,890
Posted By russelljtdyer
What a Wonderful World

I really like seeing these photos of your daughter. I said this before in this thread, I know. But I really miss when my daughter was so young like this. Life is different when you have a daughter...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2013
Replies: 77
Views: 8,294
Posted By russelljtdyer
It's all about the sensor and how you look at it.

If their question is about why I use a film camera instead of a digital camera, I explain to them that each camera has a sensor for recording an image. A digital camera uses an electronic image...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-06-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 10,193
Posted By russelljtdyer
Markets & Conditions

Many of the posts in this thread talk about pricing on ebay. The problem that I see with ebay is the credibility of the vendors related to their quality ratings of the cameras. A camera in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,581
Posted By russelljtdyer
Maybe you haven't told us all of the factors...

Maybe you haven't told us all of the factors involved with your aunt. However, my reaction would be different to this situation, unrelated somewhat to photographic concerns.

You already own a...
Forum: Travel 12-30-2012
Replies: 85
Views: 6,760
Posted By russelljtdyer
When I buy a Leica M9 in the next couple of...

When I buy a Leica M9 in the next couple of months from KEH, since I live in Italy, I intend to bring it to Italy and have it in Italy almost all of the time I own it. If your camera is stolen in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-27-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,320
Posted By russelljtdyer
Oh! I want one so badly. I think and hope I...

Oh! I want one so badly. I think and hope I will get one soon, maybe in February or March. It's going to be difficult to do, but I keep telling myself the same kind of things: "Just get one. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,182
Posted By russelljtdyer
Every Day

I don't like the notion of New Year's resolutions. I think regularly about my shortcomings and things I want to do in my life. When I decide something must change or that I want to accomplish...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-25-2012
Replies: 299
Views: 59,890
Posted By russelljtdyer
Your daughter is so cute. You're reminding me of...

Your daughter is so cute. You're reminding me of how wonderful it was when my daughter was this young. She's seventeen years old now, so not as cute--or least no longer in the same way. But I just...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-25-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By russelljtdyer
Bravo

Oh, my kind of web log: well thought and well written.

-Russell
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-24-2012
Replies: 316
Views: 23,988
Posted By russelljtdyer
Weighing the Cost

I participated the first time, but not the second time since I was moving during the mailing period and didn't know what would be my new address. Now that I'm settled into a new place, I'd like to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-22-2012
Replies: 110
Views: 13,976
Posted By russelljtdyer
Massachusetts Graveyards

Here are a few photos that I took in Massachusetts, not far from Boston, of some graveyards.

http://fotocapito.com/images/other-sites/russelljtdyer-concord-graves-20101030-rangefinders.jpg
Concord,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-22-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 8,103
Posted By russelljtdyer
My Hopes for M9 Prices

As I mentioned in detail in another post (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=119631), I've been selling off my Canon DSLR equipment and Zeiss ZE SLR lenses to convert totally to...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-25-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 7,294
Posted By russelljtdyer
Bravo. Good job finding a Zeiss Ikon and a Zeiss...

Bravo. Good job finding a Zeiss Ikon and a Zeiss 35mm f/2. I have both of them, too. They're my favorite combination. Sometimes I only take the two of them on vacation with me. I've never wished...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-25-2012
Replies: 223
Views: 52,931
Posted By russelljtdyer
just clarifying the absurd and obvious

Zeiss' announcement for Photokina 2012, regarding a new ZM lens, was just an announcement that they intend to make an announcement one day, presumedly before the next Photokina in two years, about a...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-18-2012
Replies: 223
Views: 52,931
Posted By russelljtdyer
Don't Forget Your Cap.

That would be something, a Zeiss lens cap that will stay on, one made of metal and other non-plastic materials. For that they should rent a hall at Photokina to hold a big press conference to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2012
Replies: 149
Views: 19,722
Posted By russelljtdyer
what could have been

That would have been excellent and made the camera a real entry level: the look and feel of an M4-P, manual crank, and no LCD screen--you just use your mind to envision the photo you just took. It...
Forum: Photo Software 08-20-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 13,808
Posted By russelljtdyer
exiftool

Icebear asked why one would want to change the metadata. I do it with image files that were made when I get film developed. They don't come with the make and model of the camera and lens. At a...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-15-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 7,158
Posted By russelljtdyer
an optimistic realist

I've always been an optimistic realist. Usually, when someone says a glass is half full or empty, it's rarely exactly that amount. I try to make visually a more accurate measurement and call it as...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-10-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 11,978
Posted By russelljtdyer
Sounds from the Past

I agree that it's distracting and painful to hear: I want to oil it or help it along in some way. I wish there was an optional manual crank.

The sound it makes reminds me of a Polaroid SX-70 camera...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-07-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 7,712
Posted By russelljtdyer
Friends

http://fotocapito.com/images/other-sites/russelljtdyer_20120808_rangefinders_3.jpg
In the Galleria in Milan, Italy.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-07-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By russelljtdyer
Poppies!

In Italy, the poppies grow along the road sides. In bloom starting in April, they are historical symbols of victory, and...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-05-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 91,152
Posted By russelljtdyer
My Leica CL Combination

My Leica CL is finally complete: I managed to get the camera locally at a very good price. I've had some problems (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113782) with the light...
Forum: Travel 05-28-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3,313
Posted By russelljtdyer
Not too far away

Two stores from which I buy film when I'm in the area are Bennett's Camera (http://www.bennettscamera.com/)and Lakeside Camera (http://lakesidecamera.com/). Both are located off of Severn Avenue in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-28-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 7,993
Posted By russelljtdyer
Thus Far

In case anyone is interested in charting my madness and sadness, here's an update on how far down this path I have gone thus far--see my original post to this thread.

I have sold all of my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 7,993
Posted By russelljtdyer
Several Responses

Thanks for the many comments. Below are my responses to several of them. I couldn't respond to all at this time.



I will have a Zeiss Ikon as a back-up. My income is not constrained. I just...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 7,993
Posted By russelljtdyer
Almost Everything Must Go

I have a crazy plan: I'm going to sell almost all of my cameras and lenses. I've begun to implement this plan, but thought I would get some comments from some of you before I sell off the best items....
Forum: Photo Software 04-14-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,584
Posted By russelljtdyer
You might also try just deleting the images from...

You might also try just deleting the images from within Lightroom, as in removing them from your library--it won't delete images off of a CD. Then try to import them again, this time telling it to...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-01-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 9,032
Posted By russelljtdyer
Update and More Questions

Those Wein batteries I ordered came in, but they did not solve my problem with the light meter. So I brought the camera to a local repair guy in Milan. He had it for a couple of weeks, and seemed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-01-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,820
Posted By russelljtdyer
Any suggestions of places within the European...

Any suggestions of places within the European Union? I'm looking for a place to which I can mail my rolls and get them back in a reasonable amount time and at a nominal cost. I just want the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-19-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 18,156
Posted By russelljtdyer
An Adventure in Gear Acquisition

When I started this discussion thread at the end of September 2010, I was considering buying one of the two Zeiss ZM 85mm lenses: the expensive f/2 lens ($3,350) and the inexpensive, but cheaper f/4...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-18-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 10,673
Posted By russelljtdyer
My Rude Response

Here's my somewhat brutally honest response. I'm sorry if I assume wrongly or if I sound rude. I hope that the harshness will provide you with better results.

You're trying to buy your way into...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-18-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,188
Posted By russelljtdyer
Go Zeiss and Don't look back!

As bensyverson already said, I recommend a used Zeiss Ikon. I bought a silver one from KEH in supposedly excellent condition, but it was what I would call new condition. It included the original box...
Forum: Travel 03-04-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,128
Posted By russelljtdyer
The Right Balances

My advice has nothing to do with photography, but it might be useful to you. I've been to Rome a few times. I find that three days is enough to enjoy Rome as a normal tourist. By the fifth day, if...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 03-03-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 15,825
Posted By russelljtdyer
Vertical Use

On December 16, I posted a message to this thread asking about how Zhou's case works with a neck strap attached to the camera instead of the case. This is a follow up of that post, since a few weeks...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-23-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 14,531
Posted By russelljtdyer
My Vague Understanding of the Numbers

As I understand it, so that each stop of the aperture scale would mean twice as much light hits the film or image sensor, the aperture or opening relates to 2 (i.e., doubling). I don't quite get the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-22-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,505
Posted By russelljtdyer
I found the personal web site of Remi Ochlik, the...

I found the personal web site of Remi Ochlik, the French photojournalist: http://www.ochlik.com It shows some of his photos from war zones in Libya and Egypt- His 'About' page says that "In 2005 he...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-21-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,090
Posted By russelljtdyer
Get Growth Potential

I recommend you get a system you can grow into, such as a Canon EOS camera. I own a Canon EOS 5D, Mark II. If you don't or can't spend that much money, if you at least get any EOS model, you can...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-15-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,413
Posted By russelljtdyer
Stewart, The name of that book is "A Gun for...

Stewart,

The name of that book is "A Gun for Sale." It's by Graham Greene, along with all of the books in the shot. I like Greene's works very much. Thanks for noticing and asking.

-Russell
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-15-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,413
Posted By russelljtdyer
Just a Suggestion

I appreciate the suggestions of a different camera. However, I already own a Panasonic GF1. I don't remember why I didn't want the Olympus with it's built in image stabilization. Nevertheless, the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-14-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,413
Posted By russelljtdyer
I am minding my breathing properly. The photos...

I am minding my breathing properly. The photos were each taken with the same breathing techniques. As for increasing the ISO, the amount of noise is very high from 400 and up. Since the lens...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-13-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,413
Posted By russelljtdyer
Steadying a Micro 4-3rds with a Manual Lens

The idea of using a micro four-thirds camera with m-mount lenses seemed like a good one. However, camera shake has ruined the experience for me. If I use my Lumix GF-1 with a Voigtlander adapter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 6,029
Posted By russelljtdyer
Perversions

Juan,

I don't have two of any particular model of a camera. I probably should, though. Having two of a model would help me not to develop a perverse, personal connection with a camera. I admire...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-01-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,869
Posted By russelljtdyer
Got One!

One new Zeiss ZM 50mm lens came up for sale Sunday morning on B&H Photo. Someone bought it by the afternoon. It wasn't the model I want, so that's fine by me. It was the Sonnar f/1.5 and I've...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-12-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By russelljtdyer
On this note, is there a way to search...

On this note, is there a way to search classifieds without seeing Sold items? It's just frustrating to see items I want, but are sold--or at least said to be sold.
Forum: Off Topic 01-12-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 4,586
Posted By russelljtdyer
Whoa! Whoa, cowboy.

Okay, I know you're kidding, but I don't think we should encourage people to shoot people who are carrying cameras. If you don't want your picture taken, just ask them nicely not to take your...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-10-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 7,542
Posted By russelljtdyer
My Edit on the Photo

I always felt like this photo showed a sexual harassment side of Italy, a side that I have never witnessed living here--not that men are generally very respectful of women. In fact, I've been...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-09-2012
Replies: 555
Views: 56,402
Posted By russelljtdyer
Italy's not Bad, per se

In the six years that I've been here, I've only had one item that was mailed to me from the U.S. or elsewhere not make it to me. I suspect the person who mailed it to me put the wrong address on it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-09-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,035
Posted By russelljtdyer
Film Developing & Processing in Italy

I live in Milan, Italy. I've been using the local stores here to develop my film and to put the images on CDs for me. I skip the prints. Since I may only occasionally want one or two photos...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-09-2012
Replies: 555
Views: 56,402
Posted By russelljtdyer
My Mini Postal Adventure

This isn't about photography, but I thought I'd give y'all an insight into how everything in Italy is a freaken work-out by telling about my adventure in getting stamps for these postcards. I'll...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-05-2012
Replies: 271
Views: 35,793
Posted By russelljtdyer
My oldest son is 30 years old with some gray hair...

My oldest son is 30 years old with some gray hair and is about 6-feet, 2-inches tall (188cm). I'm about 5-feet, 9-inches tall (175cm). People who know me, but have never met my son often think that...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-04-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,096
Posted By russelljtdyer
I had this same problem a couple of months ago...

I had this same problem a couple of months ago with my Canonet GIII-QL17. There's another thread in this forum on it in which others explain in some detail, but I can't find the thread at the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-04-2012
Replies: 555
Views: 56,402
Posted By russelljtdyer
In the spirit of postcards, I'm using a photo...

In the spirit of postcards, I'm using a photo that's in a classic style for a postcard from where I live, from Milan. I took the shot of the Duomo, the cathedral and center of Milan.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-03-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,637
Posted By russelljtdyer
That's a very nice enhancement, Gary. I...

That's a very nice enhancement, Gary. I particularly like that you did the extra work of stripping it and having it nickel plated. You really make your cameras your own; you give them your own...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-03-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,314
Posted By russelljtdyer
Get a Grip

If you're feeling awkward about your Zeiss Ikon, maybe you should get a side grip for your camera. It looks nicer with it and you can hold the camera more comfortably. They cost $99 at Adorama in...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-03-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 9,032
Posted By russelljtdyer
Good point, David. Thanks. Thanks for the tip...

Good point, David. Thanks.

Thanks for the tip about Wein batteries, Don. I ordered a few this weekend. I'll see if that solves the problem. I tried to bring the camera on Friday to the man that I...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-02-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 15,825
Posted By russelljtdyer
Yes, having to undo the strap whenever changing...

Yes, having to undo the strap whenever changing the film would be an irritation. Maybe Zhou needs to work on the design related to that, maybe add a cut along the side with velcro. Or just come up...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-01-2012
Replies: 175
Poll: 35 or 50?
Views: 33,368
Posted By russelljtdyer
I do like 40mm. For my m-mount cameras, I only...

I do like 40mm. For my m-mount cameras, I only have a 35mm lens. The nice part of having a 35mm lens is that I can more easily justify buying a 50mm lens (which I will buy soon) since they're so...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-31-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 5,869
Posted By russelljtdyer
Fantastic! This is good news indeed. Thanks,...

Fantastic! This is good news indeed. Thanks, Edward and Lflex.

Now I just need to keep from spending the cash I have planned for this lens for a few months. That's going to be...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-31-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 5,869
Posted By russelljtdyer
What's the latest on Zeiss ZM lenses in the U.S.?...

What's the latest on Zeiss ZM lenses in the U.S.? I still see "out of stock" notices on the primary Zeiss retailers (Adorama, B&H, and PopFlash). They seem to have them in stock in the U.K. and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 1,761
Posted By russelljtdyer
back alley, That seller at this point has had...

back alley,

That seller at this point has had only 9 customers rate them and they have a 90% positive feedback rating. That's not a good sign to have lost 10 percentage-points so fast with so few...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-29-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 9,032
Posted By russelljtdyer
First Test Shots & Pulls to the Left

Below are some of my first photos taken with my newly acquired, Leica CL. The internal light meter was no help: it gives me absurd readings. Instead, I gauged off of a Sekonic L-358 light meter. ...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-25-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 9,032
Posted By russelljtdyer
Changed the Battery

On the assumption that the battery is strong enough to pass the test, but not strong enough to power fully the photo-cell, I replaced the battery. That seemed to have solved the problem. The pulling...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-25-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By russelljtdyer
Global Warming Protest

Hundreds gather to protest global warming.
http://fotocapito.com/images/other-sites/gregvaughn-global_warming_protest-20111225-rangefinders.jpg

I didn't take this picture, but it's in the same...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-25-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By russelljtdyer
I hate when I misunderstand directions: get the...

I hate when I misunderstand directions: get the time wrong for an appointment, show up at the airport on the wrong day, mix up the address for a date. I feel the guy's frustration. Well, I guess...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-25-2011
Replies: 555
Views: 56,402
Posted By russelljtdyer
Oh, I love sending and receiving postcards. I...

Oh, I love sending and receiving postcards. I wish more people did. I like the personal touch of getting postcards from people around the world. I'll send you, Rob a private message with my...
Forum: Off Topic 12-25-2011
Replies: 107
Views: 2,741
Posted By russelljtdyer
Not Much, But Okay

This year I'm doing nothing. For the past two months I have been withdrawing from social activities. I was overly active earlier in the year, but now I'm keeping to myself much more. This...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-24-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,504
Posted By russelljtdyer
Nicely designed site. I know others did, but I...

Nicely designed site. I know others did, but I didn't find navigation a problem. I just used the right and left arrows on my keyboard to go forward and backwards--very intuitive to me. Plus, I can...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-21-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,518
Posted By russelljtdyer
Thanks for the responses, but these are tripods...

Thanks for the responses, but these are tripods and not tripod bags. Or am I reading incorrectly these last two posts? I like the tripod I bought, just not that it doesn't have a way to carry it...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-21-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,518
Posted By russelljtdyer
One Problem with Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01 Tripod

I've discovered a short coming in this short tripod (see my photos from earlier) which I purchased for the Panasonic GF-1, something lacking in the Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01. It doesn't have an...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-16-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 9,032
Posted By russelljtdyer
Test Battery Button on Leitz Minolta CL

Yesterday I purchased a Leitz Minolta CL camera from a local photography store. It's in excellent condition (not even a minor scratch on it). It cost me €200, about $260--which seems like a very...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-16-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 15,825
Posted By russelljtdyer
Accessibility of the Bottom Lug

With that hole for the bottom lug exposed, is it possible to use this half case for the Leica CL either horizontally or vertically? It looks like a small metal loop or a strap could be fed through...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-16-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 4,883
Posted By russelljtdyer
I have a Lumix GF-1 and am thinking of buying the...

I have a Lumix GF-1 and am thinking of buying the Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 lens. I'd like to see how this lens looks on the Lumix GF-1 camera--it seems large by comparison. Dan (seakayaker1) or...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-12-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 5,504
Posted By russelljtdyer
Getting Lumix to accept a Legacy Lens

When attaching a Leica M-Mount lens with an adapter or other such lens to the Lumix GF2 (and GF1), the camera won't recognize that there is a lens present. It will think that there is not a lens...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-10-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,290
Posted By russelljtdyer
In general, I'd like to know about experiences...

In general, I'd like to know about experiences people here have had with ebay sellers from Hong Kong. They sometimes have equipment I'm unable to find elsewhere. But I'm leery about buying from...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-10-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,292
Posted By russelljtdyer
Sell the adapter on e-bay or elsewhere to recoup...

Sell the adapter on e-bay or elsewhere to recoup some of the cost of the lens. Or keep it to be prepared for the day when you own a Leica or some other camera that uses M-mount lenses. It's...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-02-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,249
Posted By russelljtdyer
Poor Navigation to ZM Lenses

Zeiss has changed their web site. There's not an evident link to their ZM lenses starting from the main page. I'm not sure if this indicates anything about their production plans. I hope it...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-02-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 8,450
Posted By russelljtdyer
What's the Difference?

Looking at the photographs of these bags on their web site (http://www.artisanandartist.com/bags/acam1100.htm) and their prices, I don't see why they are worth double their Domke equivalents. As far...
Forum: Travel 08-22-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,174
Posted By russelljtdyer
Type of Film in the Second Camera

I've never done that, had two film cameras with me, each with different ASA film. It sounds like a good idea. What are the two types you carry loaded and why? Do others here do the same? If so,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-19-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 5,607
Posted By russelljtdyer
Passing by the World

I have a related question, but not along the lines of what the original poster asked. It will probably sound, um, something negative: What do you mean by an around-the-world trip?

Now that I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2011
Replies: 422
Views: 62,898
Posted By russelljtdyer
An Andrew Wyeth Door

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Cerveno, Italy
Forum: Travel 07-04-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,146
Posted By russelljtdyer
If the plan is to go to Istanbul in the most...

If the plan is to go to Istanbul in the most economical way, why don't you just fly there from London? Going by train must cost several times the price. I just check Easy Jet's web site. To go...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-04-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 13,789
Posted By russelljtdyer
What I Get

Here's what I get from the adaptability of a micro four-thirds camera. I can use the lenses that fit my Zeiss Ikon M-mount film camera on my Lumix GF1 digital camera. They're both modest sized--the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-26-2011
Replies: 130
Views: 14,297
Posted By russelljtdyer
Rusty Rudder

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-26-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By russelljtdyer
Yes, it was a mess. I forgot to mention that it...

Yes, it was a mess. I forgot to mention that it didn't smell too good either. Also, it was a pain trying to climb back out. The wall is over three meters high. I tried squeezing my foot into some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-26-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By russelljtdyer
A Dry Period

A couple of times a year the canals in Milan (in the Naviglio neighborhood) are dry, either from lack of water flow from the moutains, or because the locks are closed upstream to drain them. It would...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-20-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,518
Posted By russelljtdyer
Tripod for GF1

I decided to buy the Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01. It's lightweight (1 kg), small when closed (43 cm), and inexpensive (€ 50). It's pretty strong, though. There's no bend to it like some of the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-12-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,518
Posted By russelljtdyer
Looking for Tripod for Lumix GF1

I own a Lumix GF1 camera with the 20mm f/1.7 pancake kit lens. I also have one of the Voigtlander M-mount adapters, so I'm able to use my Zeiss and Leica M-mount lenses. This is a seemingly...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 6,355
Posted By russelljtdyer
Dublin, Ireland

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 6,355
Posted By russelljtdyer
The Italian Flag in Rome

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 970
Posted By russelljtdyer
Bowsers

According to the movie, "I love you, man", the term bowsers refers to people who look in some way like their dogs. Here's a shot of a bowser pair taken in Parco Sempione in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2010
Replies: 177
Views: 16,260
Posted By russelljtdyer
Autunno a Milano

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Canon P; Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 lens: 1/125 sec.; f/10; 100 asa
Parco delle Basiliche, Milan,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 4,371
Posted By russelljtdyer
Road Side Pumpkin Shots (Concord, Mass., USA)

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Lumix GF1, 20mm f/1.7 lens: 1/400 sec; f/8; iso...
Forum: Travel 10-10-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,677
Posted By russelljtdyer
Oh, tanel, don't bother taking bird seeds, pieces...

Oh, tanel, don't bother taking bird seeds, pieces of string, or other items from people in the plaza in front of the Duomo. They'll offer you something that cost them a few cents and you'll...
Forum: Travel 10-10-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,677
Posted By russelljtdyer
Yes, Giorgio, the FotoOttica is near Cavour...

Yes, Giorgio, the FotoOttica is near Cavour (http://www.fotootticacavour.it/dovesiamo.asp). They have a very nice store with excellent equipment. I did have a problem a while back with a lens I...
Forum: Travel 10-10-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,677
Posted By russelljtdyer
Regarding the language, I don't find that...

Regarding the language, I don't find that Italians are very forthcoming in their English language skills. Very few seem willing to admit they speak English or risk embarrassing themselves in trying...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By russelljtdyer
You might try sending a private message to...

You might try sending a private message to italy74 (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=19735). He seems pretty well informed and lives somewhere in the northern part of Italy.

I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 3,406
Posted By russelljtdyer
Isn't Iceland connected to the E.U. enough to be...

Isn't Iceland connected to the E.U. enough to be able to avoid the tax if your camera was shipped from some in a country in the E.U.? Why don't you get someone who lives in the EU that's going to...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-10-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,271
Posted By russelljtdyer
An Idea for Project from the Video

I just watched all of the pieces, the whole program. It's very neat and inspirational. It gave me an idea for a small project I might do. I hope it doesn't upset anyone that I may be sidetracking...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-10-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 12,998
Posted By russelljtdyer
I didn't diffuse intentionally the image. ...

I didn't diffuse intentionally the image. However, I did do plenty of tweaking or exposure and coloring, which may have added up to the same result. So, in the interest of fairness, below is the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-09-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 12,998
Posted By russelljtdyer
Results Thus Far

After having played with my new scanner far too much, but still not enough, these past two or three days, I've developed some skills in using it. I've also taken the advice of a few here to buy a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 12,998
Posted By russelljtdyer
Epson Scanning Software settings for the V700

This is a slight deviation from the original point of this topic, but it does relate to the Epson V700 and the Epson scanning software. I bought an Epson V700 yesterday. As a result, I had a fun...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-27-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 18,156
Posted By russelljtdyer
As a result of this discussion, I've begun...

As a result of this discussion, I've begun looking for a 90mm Leica lens. I've been checking out the ones suggested here. However, I have no sense of what lenses should cost, no way to gauge them....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-24-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 18,156
Posted By russelljtdyer
You've all made some very good points. I...

You've all made some very good points. I appreciate the detailed and quick responses. You've given me several ideas and things about which to consider.

One thing that was mentioned in different...
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