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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 976
Posted By DMA1965
This is exactly how I feel about the Leica M5. ...

This is exactly how I feel about the Leica M5. Despite being the ugly duckling it is, hands down, the best shooter in the M lineup. You have to experience it to understand why.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,472
Posted By DMA1965
I had a Mamiya 7ii and sold it because I...

I had a Mamiya 7ii and sold it because I literally could see no difference in quality between it and my Bronica RF 645 from a resolution standpoint and the Bronica has far better ergonomics, a much...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,782
Posted By DMA1965
The coated Summitar is one of the sharpest lenses...

The coated Summitar is one of the sharpest lenses Leica has ever made. It has that classic Leica look and superb micro contrast.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,787
Posted By DMA1965
In over 30 years of owning and shooting them, I...

In over 30 years of owning and shooting them, I have never never had a Nikon F, F2, or SP fail to perform. Yes I have had to CLA my SP after over 50 years in service, but none of my F or F2 cameras...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-17-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By DMA1965
If frozen the whole time you will notice no...

If frozen the whole time you will notice no difference whatsoever for at least 10-15years past expiration. I bought some 2013 expired Provia 400 was not stored cold and I shot it at 200 it was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2019
Replies: 709
Views: 81,650
Posted By DMA1965
I own both the M5 and M6 and would give up the M6...

I own both the M5 and M6 and would give up the M6 before the M5. The M5 is pure ergonomic shooting joy. It truly was the evolution of the M, but by then the M had become a piece of jewelry as well as...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,863
Posted By DMA1965
This is essentially why I still shoot film, but...

This is essentially why I still shoot film, but also why I bought a Leica M10. Using a hand focused Rangefinder with digital “film” allows me the flexibility of digital with the disciplines of film....
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-06-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,575
Posted By DMA1965
Verichrome Pan. I have around 30 rolls in the...

Verichrome Pan. I have around 30 rolls in the freezer ranging from the early 1960’s to the early 1980’s. It does not seem to have an end of useful life. This is THE film for that classic medium...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By DMA1965
Bob Watkins

My Mamiya 7ii is there right now being serviced for the 2nd time. Bob Watkins is THE expert on Mamiya 6 and 7 and still gets parts from them. He said he still has a large stock of parts and will be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,087
Posted By DMA1965
I live near Yosemite and go there a lot. In the...

I live near Yosemite and go there a lot. In the last year I have begun noticing lots of young people using film cameras. It warms my heart.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 16,026
Posted By DMA1965
Rollei 35 Classic Platinum. I would sell anything...

Rollei 35 Classic Platinum. I would sell anything before that one.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By DMA1965
This is one of my favorite films and also one...

This is one of my favorite films and also one where stand development in Rodinal reigns supreme. I use a Rodinal 1:100 for 60 minutes, with two inversions at the 20 minute and 40 minute marks....
Forum: Nikon RF 06-02-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,066
Posted By DMA1965
The Nikon SP is a masterpiece. I love mine. I had...

The Nikon SP is a masterpiece. I love mine. I had Gus Lazzari restore mine and it is like brand new, even though it is from 1958. The optics are amazing. I love the unique signature of the 50 1.4...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By DMA1965
I bought a mint .58 M6 when I was in Amsterdam a...

I bought a mint .58 M6 when I was in Amsterdam a few years ago and also the 28mm Elmarit for an additional $1300. When I got my photos back I was stunned at the sharpness and contrast. It is my all...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By DMA1965
I used to use silver oxide but discovered they...

I used to use silver oxide but discovered they don’t like cold and I live near Yosemite and like to take pictures in the winter. They stopped working when they got too cold. I switched to lithium...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,471
Posted By DMA1965
Leica Medium Format and one other

I wish for two cameras.

1. A Leica medium format that takes 120/220 film
2. Any camera that can mount the Mamiya 7 lenses, but better built than the Mamiya 7 and 7ii. The lenses are phenomenal.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-25-2019
Replies: 157
Views: 29,857
Posted By DMA1965
Rollei 35 hands down. Itís small, quiet,...

Rollei 35 hands down. Itís small, quiet, unubtrusive, and scale focused. Pre-select a setting that works with f8 then just point and shoot....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,277
Posted By DMA1965
That using a scale focused Rollei 35 would make...

That using a scale focused Rollei 35 would make me so much better at photography, and especially one with a broken meter. It forced me to understand and trust my judgment of light and distance, and...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-22-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 4,198
Posted By DMA1965
Rollei 35

Any of the Rollei 35 cameras because once I get a meter reading I set it at f8 or f11 and if I set infinity at the f stop on the scale I essentially have a point and shoot camera from around 10 feet...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-20-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 26,050
Posted By DMA1965
Hasselblad 500CM

I longed for a Hasselblad 500CM in the 1980s and 1990s, when you had to mortgage your soul to own a 1 lens kit. I finally got one a few years ago, and a brace of lenses. It was just not at all what I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-17-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,321
Posted By DMA1965
By far the best deal out there today is the f2...

By far the best deal out there today is the f2 Summitar in LTM with an adapter. The trick is,finding one without haze and the coating intact. Center sharpness is just as good as the Cron, and they...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-26-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,156
Posted By DMA1965
Maybe not back then, but my iPhone 8 has a 28mm...

Maybe not back then, but my iPhone 8 has a 28mm f1.8 lens that is 7 element and tack sharp corner to corner, and it is a fraction of the size of any Rollei 35 lens.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-23-2018
Replies: 576
Views: 145,279
Posted By DMA1965
Birdman in Oslo

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-15-2018
Replies: 623
Views: 143,742
Posted By DMA1965
Taken with my Bronica RF 645

This was shot with my Bronica RF645 and the standard 65mm lens on a roll of Kodak Verichrome that was 31 years past the expiration date....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2018
Replies: 363
Views: 25,216
Posted By DMA1965
1) Leica M6 TTL 2) Rollei 35 Classic 3) Mamiya...

1) Leica M6 TTL
2) Rollei 35 Classic
3) Mamiya 7II
4) Nikon F and F2
5) Leitz Minolta CL
6) Nikon SP
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-16-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,704
Posted By DMA1965
They both have great build quality and excellent...

They both have great build quality and excellent glass. Both have specific lenses that are legendary. Nikon has the 105 mm f2.5 and canon has the 85mm f 1.2, both legendary lenses.

What I have...
Forum: Travel 08-12-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,927
Posted By DMA1965
I just moved out of the Bay Area after living...

I just moved out of the Bay Area after living there 18 years. If anything I have seen SF get more gentrified. I donít think it is any worse now than 18 years ago. I personally have never stepped on a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-09-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,483
Posted By DMA1965
I have the Nikkor 35 1.8 S mount for my Nikon SP....

I have the Nikkor 35 1.8 S mount for my Nikon SP. I was getting ready to sell my SP and finished off a roll that I had taken with the 35 1.8. Once I saw the pictures I changed my mind and decided to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By DMA1965
Odd as it may seem it is totally correct. The...

Odd as it may seem it is totally correct. The developer and dilution is very important to get good and consistent results. Essentially with stand development you rely on developer exhaustion caused...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-21-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By DMA1965
Sounds like the interlock magnet is bad.

Sounds like the interlock magnet is bad.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-17-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By DMA1965
The Mamiya 7 is the most annoying camera I have...

The Mamiya 7 is the most annoying camera I have ever owned, that just happens to take the best pictures of any film camera I have shot. The shutter is operated by magnets in both the lens and in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-15-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 3,075
Posted By DMA1965
You are basically asking if it makes sense to...

You are basically asking if it makes sense to replace your sports car (CLE) with a fully loaded 4x4 pickup truck (F4 or F6). Either will accomplish 99% of what you need them for. The Nikons are...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-10-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,396
Posted By DMA1965
I have a Bessa R4M I bought brand new from B&H...

I have a Bessa R4M I bought brand new from B&H Photo a year ago. I love having native 21 and 25 mm frame lines (I use the 25 mm framelines with my Leica 24 mm lens). If I use the whole viewfinder it...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-06-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By DMA1965
Sorry, but you are mistaken. I have two CLs and...

Sorry, but you are mistaken. I have two CLs and an M6 and 28mm framelines on the N6 are a dead on match to the full CL viewfinder without glasses.
The 35mm frameline is most difficult for me to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2018
Replies: 5,697
Views: 512,645
Posted By DMA1965
Rollei 35 Classic and Provia...

Rollei 35 Classic and Provia 100

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Forum: Photography General Interest 07-01-2018
Replies: 5,697
Views: 512,645
Posted By DMA1965
Shot with a Rollei 35 and Provia...

Shot with a Rollei 35 and Provia 100

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/927/43094069752_868d525f29_b_d.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-30-2018
Replies: 417
Views: 160,147
Posted By DMA1965
This image blows me away. I am jealous.

This image blows me away. I am jealous.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-30-2018
Replies: 417
Views: 160,147
Posted By DMA1965
Thanks. The camera is poorly built and all...

Thanks. The camera is poorly built and all electronic. The shutter is controlled by electromagnets that fail, leaving you stranded. There is a ton of plastic on the camera and in particular the dark...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2018
Replies: 417
Views: 160,147
Posted By DMA1965
My Mamiya 7ii is a pain in the but, but produces...

My Mamiya 7ii is a pain in the but, but produces spectacular images

43mm lens

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/886/28551288018_0bba246961_b_d.jpg


...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-16-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By DMA1965
My M6 TTL came with a threaded metal cap that has...

My M6 TTL came with a threaded metal cap that has no coin slot. Once on it not only did not pop off, but was also a major pain to take off. I ended up ordering one from Leica Miami that has a coin...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,605
Posted By DMA1965
I am pretty sure Rodinal never expires. I have...

I am pretty sure Rodinal never expires. I have also had great luck with Xtol stock solution, but what I do is divide the 5 liter batch of stock over 5 bottles filled to the brim. I use resealable...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-13-2018
Replies: 554
Views: 98,435
Posted By DMA1965
My favorite subjects for...

My favorite subjects for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2018
Replies: 4,649
Views: 1,321,355
Posted By DMA1965
Leica CL with 28mm 2.8 Elmarit M Aspherical...

Leica CL with 28mm 2.8 Elmarit M Aspherical

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1721/28872943448_931b21da00_b_d.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By DMA1965
Here are some more. All these were shot with my...

Here are some more. All these were shot with my Bronica RF645 and a 65mm lens....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-09-2018
Replies: 387
Views: 44,936
Posted By DMA1965
Taken at the Tokyo Fish...

Taken at the Tokyo Fish Market

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1724/42636551662_84e156be8e_b_d.jpg
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 06-08-2018
Replies: 595
Views: 74,363
Posted By DMA1965
Tokyo Fish Market

Taken with a Bessa R4M and a Zeiss 35mm Distagon f1.4 ZM lens on Provia 100

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1724/42636551662_84e156be8e_b_d.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By DMA1965
I shot this on a roll of verichrome in 2016. The...

I shot this on a roll of verichrome in 2016. The film expired in 1983. I shot it a box speed. I shot multiple rolls and all turned out well....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-02-2018
Replies: 2,009
Views: 303,751
Posted By DMA1965
If you are asking about any of my photographs...

If you are asking about any of my photographs 100% of my photographs are post processed. As Ansel Adams said great photographs are made, not taken.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 06-02-2018
Replies: 1,780
Views: 121,143
Posted By DMA1965
Amsterdam 2017

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https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1725/27657005617_39eb6bf4d6_b_d.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2018
Replies: 2,009
Views: 303,751
Posted By DMA1965
Old Nash and Others

Found on a roadside in Merced California. Taken with a Leica M6 and a Leica 28mm 2.8 Elmarit M (my all time favorite Leica...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-29-2018
Replies: 439
Views: 35,643
Posted By DMA1965
My Baby Girl Gone Hollywood

Taken with my Rollei Automat with a 3.5 Tessar single coated lens. I am constantly blown away by how awesome all the old Rolleiflex lenses...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2018
Replies: 460
Views: 56,854
Posted By DMA1965
Its Mind Blowing

The absolutely insane latitude combined with stand development in Rodinal makes this the most universally useful film in the world. These were both taken with a Rollei...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-19-2018
Replies: 233
Views: 70,592
Posted By DMA1965
Among the family

My Rollei 35S hanging out with some of my other cameras. I have to say that my Rollei 35 cameras are likely my favorite. I have 6 of them and am always stunned at the quality of the shots that come...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-13-2018
Replies: 576
Views: 145,279
Posted By DMA1965
This looks like the same guy in two...

This looks like the same guy in two dimensions

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/886/41529970422_009c0e5d3d_b_d.jpg

Powell Street San...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-13-2018
Replies: 249
Views: 14,356
Posted By DMA1965
Both pictures taken with my Rollei 35

GM Headquarters in Detroit

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/901/41529971872_bfd1bdb70e_b_d.jpg

Ahwahnee Sitting Room in Yosemite

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/971/27957759468_667848be45_b_d.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,179
Posted By DMA1965
I really wish someone would figure out a way to...

I really wish someone would figure out a way to adapt those lenses to anothe medium format camera. The lenses are what are astonishing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,179
Posted By DMA1965
For me it’s my Mamiya 7ii. It is, by far, the...

For me it’s my Mamiya 7ii. It is, by far, the biggest pain in the butt camera I have ever used. Just changing lenses requires 4 steps. It is cantankerous and loves to fail randomly, despite having...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-20-2018
Replies: 1,780
Views: 121,143
Posted By DMA1965
Thumbs down San Francisco and Detroit via Rollei 35

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Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,889
Posted By DMA1965
The AE1

I bought my first SLR in 1980. It was a Canon AE1. I was instantly hooked on photography and eventually became chief of photography for both junior high and high school. I had my own darkroom from...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-26-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 4,303
Posted By DMA1965
My 28MM f2.8 Elmarit

It is the smallest and probably the sharpest Leica M Mount lens I own. It is so good I often don't use it because it is not at all challenging to take a great shot with it. I simply adore this...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-26-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 31,873
Posted By DMA1965
My thoughts

I am new here and this is a very old thread, but I wanted to join this forum just to comment on this. I too have both the Mamiya 7 and the Bronica RF645. If you force me to choose one it would be...
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