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Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 05-13-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 2,473
Posted By colyn
Storing a camera for a long period of time can...

Storing a camera for a long period of time can create another issue.

Fungus....

To prevent this you'll need to pack it in an airtight container with moisture absorbing agents which you'll want to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-10-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,503
Posted By colyn
The usual everyday photo chemicals used in...

The usual everyday photo chemicals used in film/paper developing are not flammable. There may or may not be alternative processing agents that present a danger but most home developers won't be using...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-09-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,497
Posted By colyn
But how do you place a whole apartment in a...

But how do you place a whole apartment in a plastic bag?? :p :p :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By colyn
I've seen this on several M-series cameras. Some...

I've seen this on several M-series cameras. Some careless person damaged the curtain by sticking his/her finger into it.

Return it unless you want to pay a high repair bill not too far down the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,002
Posted By colyn
Late at night when they think I'm sleeping I hear...

Late at night when they think I'm sleeping I hear them talking about women...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-04-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 6,642
Posted By colyn
I too miss Plus-x but have found that Ilford...

I too miss Plus-x but have found that Ilford FP-4+ is as good or even better..
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,397
Posted By colyn
Two things I have noticed when trying to buy on...

Two things I have noticed when trying to buy on eBay is someone will check current (high priced items) and decide theirs is as valuable or more and price accordingly. And others do not know the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-27-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 7,873
Posted By colyn
Don't believe this. It's just another scare...

Don't believe this. It's just another scare tactic. The bank is in fact liable for every penny you lose.... Credit card companies try to make you think a credit card is safer than a debit card which...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-27-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By colyn
I still have the BC and use it from time to time....

I still have the BC and use it from time to time. All functions are working fine and it takes sharp and delivers image with lifelike color..

I learned to load it years ago so that part is not a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-25-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By colyn
Here is the downloadable .pdf manual for this...

Here is the downloadable .pdf manual for this camera..

http://www.cameramanuals.org/kodak_pdf/kodak_retina_iic_small.pdf

If the advance is locking up before the counter counts down to 1 it will...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-19-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,739
Posted By colyn
I've used several different acids over the years...

I've used several different acids over the years in glass etching..
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-19-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,739
Posted By colyn
True.. It does attack the lens coating and once...

True..

It does attack the lens coating and once the fungus destroys the coating the acid from the fungus etches the glass...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-13-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,153
Posted By colyn
The slow speed escapement is indirectly connected...

The slow speed escapement is indirectly connected to the fast speeds by way of the main shutter drum. The escapement is located in the bottom of the crate only accessible by removing the crate from...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-13-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,153
Posted By colyn
If one speed is out its likely all are out to a...

If one speed is out its likely all are out to a degree. If you fix just one or two speeds the others will then need repair. The best and also long term fix is to send it out for a complete...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-11-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,463
Posted By colyn
Without a doubt I would say yes. Send it back....

Without a doubt I would say yes. Send it back. Some of the spots appear to be fungus. Contrary to popular belief fungus does not just look like spider webbing. It also can look like whitish or gray...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-09-2016
Replies: 130
Views: 14,080
Posted By colyn
I've got the N80 also but with the 35mm-105mm...

I've got the N80 also but with the 35mm-105mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-D lens..
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-05-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,465
Posted By colyn
I would agree since both cameras do have the slow...

I would agree since both cameras do have the slow speed dail which is not present on the Russian fakes.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 04-03-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 2,133
Posted By colyn
Nice image.. However I do need to correct you on...

Nice image..

However I do need to correct you on some misinformation. Most type 011 cameras have non-coated lens with the white triangle. I've had a number over the years and all with uncoated lens...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 03-15-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,994
Posted By colyn
Many of these pre-war Retinas were stored over...

Many of these pre-war Retinas were stored over the years in damp or otherwise improper way. As a result many have balsum separation which causes cloudiness in the lens. It can be fixed but is a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By colyn
Chris is the best....

Chris is the best....
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-16-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 2,533
Posted By colyn
I machined mine from a solid piece of brass round...

I machined mine from a solid piece of brass round stock..
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-16-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 2,533
Posted By colyn
I don't recommend using anything but the proper...

I don't recommend using anything but the proper tool. Many of the retaining rings are tight and can be difficult to get off and spanners can slip and cause damage. A spanner will set in the slots at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,770
Posted By colyn
The remains of the focus lever is barely showing...

The remains of the focus lever is barely showing and extremely difficult to use. Shutter speeds are only partly working and there is some scratching and separation in the lens. Maybe only good for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,770
Posted By colyn
It's non-working too. I checked it out. The only...

It's non-working too. I checked it out. The only way to replace the focus lever is to find an intact parts camera..
Forum: RFF News 02-02-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 9,316
Posted By colyn
I can assure you that as a seller I know from...

I can assure you that as a seller I know from personal experience this does not work.. Before I started quit selling to Canadian and overseas buyers I would be asked by most buyers to devalue the...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-25-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 8,387
Posted By colyn
While it is true that updates are automatic,...

While it is true that updates are automatic, automatic reboots are not. It still ask you for a reboot or you can schedule reboots.

There is always a lot of false information whenever any OS whether...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-25-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 8,387
Posted By colyn
I'm a long time Linux user but since I have an...

I'm a long time Linux user but since I have an iPhone I dual boot Windows and Linux. I also prefer the software for my Epson scanner on Windows to the Linux version.

I got tired of the constant...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,711
Posted By colyn
I've seen this same auction several times on eBay...

I've seen this same auction several times on eBay and someone posted 2 more links to the same camera.

I suspect it could be a bogus auction.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3,964
Posted By colyn
I prefer semi-stand with Rodinal. I've had good...

I prefer semi-stand with Rodinal.

I've had good luck with slow speed films but fair to poor results with high speed films above 400asa.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-16-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 6,091
Posted By colyn
I made the same adapter for all of my Nikon F's....

I made the same adapter for all of my Nikon F's. In addition to using them I also opened the meter and added 2 schottky 1N5711 diodes so I can use 2 silver oxide cells to get proper voltage along...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By colyn
The only effect it will have is to allow dirt...

The only effect it will have is to allow dirt into the camera. That hole is covered with a small piece of paper-like material. You might be able to cut something to lightly glue into place but be...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-16-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,002
Posted By colyn
If it is a steel bearing a magnet should help you...

If it is a steel bearing a magnet should help you find it.. I usually take a magnet and wrap it in a white napkin and sweep the area with it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,419
Posted By colyn
I had one a number of years ago but got rid of it...

I had one a number of years ago but got rid of it soon after buying it..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,419
Posted By colyn
I picked up a N80 off eBay that should be here...

I picked up a N80 off eBay that should be here Thursday and I found a reasonably priced F4s locally with 50mm f/1.4D and 35mm f/2D lens. I'm still learning this camera..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,419
Posted By colyn
I did a search of craigslist for Nikon here and...

I did a search of craigslist for Nikon here and found a F100. The problem is the back door is missing and the shutter has obvious damage and he still wants $175.00 I also found a N80 that was listed...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,419
Posted By colyn
The N80 can use AA if the MB-16 is attached which...

The N80 can use AA if the MB-16 is attached which is the route I'll go when I get the N80..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,419
Posted By colyn
So true...especially for the seller who is asking...

So true...especially for the seller who is asking $30,000 for a Nikkorex F.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,419
Posted By colyn
I've been looking at some of the F100's on eBay...

I've been looking at some of the F100's on eBay and so far the ones who have responded to my question say it has the older fork. If I can find one with the newer flat fork at a reasonable price I may...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,419
Posted By colyn
In the end I have decided to get a N80 as a carry...

In the end I have decided to get a N80 as a carry camera when I want something lighter than my Nikon F or F2. I also like the D autofocus lens and if I recall the G lens will also work..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-27-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,419
Posted By colyn
Thanks I owned a N80 several years ago and liked...

Thanks
I owned a N80 several years ago and liked it a lot but when I tried the N90 it felt cheap to me even though it did a good job..

I'm thinking about getting another N80. The D lens and AF-S...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-27-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,419
Posted By colyn
Nikon N80 and N90(s)

Been stuck indoors due to the cold constant rain so I did a bit of googling and am a bit surprised at what I found.

The N90(s) which came out in 1992 seems to be more popular than the N80 which is a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By colyn
Nothing a bit of Ajax and a brillo pad won't...

Nothing a bit of Ajax and a brillo pad won't clean up... :eek: :eek:
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,635
Posted By colyn
Get a 18% reflectance gray card. Next set both...

Get a 18% reflectance gray card. Next set both meters to 100asa. In bright sunlight check the reading with both meters by measuring just the card. Usually 6-8 inches from the center of the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-22-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,671
Posted By colyn
$60 for developer??????? :eek: :eek: :eek: What...

$60 for developer??????? :eek: :eek: :eek:

What does this developer do that other less expensive developers don't do??

These bottles could have been mis-handled at some point along the way.. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,628
Posted By colyn
If done right stand developing can be just as...

If done right stand developing can be just as good or better in many cases as normal developing.

I do also do normal developing but I also like to do semi-stand which is development done normal for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,628
Posted By colyn
I would have to disagree with you too. And I also...

I would have to disagree with you too. And I also disagree with your first post where you state to skip the stop bath..

All of my developing is done with one shot developer then I stop it and last...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-14-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 2,333
Posted By colyn
One other option you have is the 32mm slip-on...

One other option you have is the 32mm slip-on filters.

Both the 29.5mm screw-on and 32mm slip-on filters are out there but you have to look.. Some show up on eBay but where I got most of my 29.5mm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 6,091
Posted By colyn
I put a new mainboard which includes new CDS...

I put a new mainboard which includes new CDS cells in my FTn finder today. Once back together and I started testing accuracy I found the only tweak I had to do was to center the battery check and it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By colyn
I don't recall the name but it is a NYC...

I don't recall the name but it is a NYC investment company who bought them..

King Grant no longer owns it..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By colyn
You'll have to try and talk the person I sold it...

You'll have to try and talk the person I sold it to out of it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By colyn
Not really at the moment. Many of their Nikon F's...

Not really at the moment. Many of their Nikon F's are well over the top. They do however have some good prices..

Since they got bought out, their prices have been steadily going up while their buy...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By colyn
How do you figure?? Nikon F off eBay with 50mm...

How do you figure??

Nikon F off eBay with 50mm lens less than $100

28mm f/3.5 Nikkor-H off eBay less than $50

Other odds and ends including a ratty case less than $20

Price for the kit listed...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By colyn
When you add the shipping it isn't a decent...

When you add the shipping it isn't a decent price..

Nikon F's with 1 or 2 good lens can be had off eBay for under $125. Many times under $100.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,117
Posted By colyn
Go in a darkroom and shine the light through the...

Go in a darkroom and shine the light through the front and examine the curtain carefully for a pinhole of light. You may have to use a magnifiying glass to see..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By colyn
The 105's are selling high..

The 105's are selling high..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By colyn
The point is I feel he is being dishonest and...

The point is I feel he is being dishonest and cannot be trusted.

There is no reserve listed because it is BIN or make offer so if you make an offer it would obviously be below his reserve...and at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,117
Posted By colyn
I saw this once years ago in one of my M3's. On...

I saw this once years ago in one of my M3's. On close examination I partly cocked the shutter till the shutter lathe's were about center of the frame and went into my darkroom. Shining a flashlight...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By colyn
Nikon F sale question...........

Would you buy this????

Does he stand a chance??

Or is he being dumb??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-F-Camera-with-Accessories-/321913485274?hash=item4af389f7da:g:y6kAAOSwT5tWLW3C
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 7,010
Posted By colyn
Since I am not a collector...none... People...

Since I am not a collector...none...

People automatically assign value to anything owned by a celeb and all of my cameras get used for what they are intended for...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-05-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,964
Posted By colyn
I just looked at one of my old Kodak cameras with...

I just looked at one of my old Kodak cameras with the asa flash connector and the end is round but yours could be a different make but it does have the two ears. My asa to pc bayonets onto the same...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-05-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,487
Posted By colyn
It's a genuine Leica with a genuine Leica...

It's a genuine Leica with a genuine Leica upgrade..

Leica offered this upgrade on all pre-IIIf models except the Leica-O..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,987
Posted By colyn
I have the last version of the 43~86mm lens and...

I have the last version of the 43~86mm lens and have no complaints whatsoever...and I am not a zoom liker...
Forum: Yashica RF 11-04-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,535
Posted By colyn
As stated in the post above you might have oil on...

As stated in the post above you might have oil on the blades. Remove front are rear lens elements and carefully drip lighter fluid on the blades then move the pin a few times to see if that frees up...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-04-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,587
Posted By colyn
Same with me.. A camera was made to take photos,...

Same with me.. A camera was made to take photos, not sit on a shelf or in a safe..
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-03-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,964
Posted By colyn
Can you push it down and turn it?

Can you push it down and turn it?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 6,091
Posted By colyn
Here's a couple of mine. A 64-series chrome and a...

Here's a couple of mine. A 64-series chrome and a 74-series blackApollo


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5763/22532201060_3cd2464899_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ak6qnb)nikon_f_2...
Forum: Yashica RF 10-29-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,535
Posted By colyn
Send it back for a refund....

Send it back for a refund....
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 10-22-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 20,472
Posted By colyn
One other thing I noticed is this camera does...

One other thing I noticed is this camera does have the stainless steel inserts in the strap eyelets which was introduced with the Apollo and I was wrong in a previous post when I said it did not have...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 10-22-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 20,472
Posted By colyn
I failed to mention the reason I can vouch for...

I failed to mention the reason I can vouch for this camera is because a friend bought it new in late 1971 at the Navy exchange (EP marked). I bought it off him in early 1972..
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 10-22-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 20,472
Posted By colyn
It has the plastic tipped selftimer lever and...

It has the plastic tipped selftimer lever and advance lever but has the old style non-screw-in flash cable socket. I read where many early models did not have the flash socket change..

The problem...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 10-22-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 20,472
Posted By colyn
According to the serial number range this...

According to the serial number range this particular camera was made in early 1971..
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 10-22-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 20,472
Posted By colyn
Reviving an old thread. I have a Nikon F...

Reviving an old thread.

I have a Nikon F so-called Apollo but it has a 72xxxx serial number. I was thinking it may have had a top cover replacement at some time but the original owner who I got it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,608
Posted By colyn
I agree with Photomoof...send it back for a full...

I agree with Photomoof...send it back for a full refund..

A lot of people think fungus removal is as simple as cleaning the area with whatever internet approved method of cleaning but it will just...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-20-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 8,636
Posted By colyn
For some time now I have added 2 schottky diodes...

For some time now I have added 2 schottky diodes in line with the battery wire but recently I got a Nikon F with good working meter and an adapter to hold 2 357 silver oxide cells and re-calibrated...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By colyn
Nothing new here. A worker picks up a box wrong...

Nothing new here. A worker picks up a box wrong and does body damage then blames the company when all along he/she is the one to blame...or fakes it...then along comes the greedy only wants the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By colyn
With craigslist I only deal in cash and in person...

With craigslist I only deal in cash and in person at a meeting place that I choose which is always indoors. I never meet where the buyer wants me to nor will I accept any other form of payment..

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By colyn
The Schneider lens is top notch and won't let you...

The Schneider lens is top notch and won't let you down..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By colyn
I modified it by adding 2 schottky diodes inline...

I modified it by adding 2 schottky diodes inline and then made a battery adapter to use 2 silver oxide 357 cells..

These diodes reduce voltage by .2v per diode which then gives me 2.7v..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By colyn
Back when I was in high school I had the Nikon F...

Back when I was in high school I had the Nikon F with this particular finder. It never let me down.

I just processed the first roll from this rig and the film is currently drying but all frames look...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 13,526
Posted By colyn
Yes they will. All of the lens for the Re and D...

Yes they will. All of the lens for the Re and D and DM's were the same..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By colyn
Nikon Photomic Tn meter

I won a Nikon Photomic Tn (not the FTn version) meter prism on eBay that was advertised as non-working. Got it for $9.00 plus shipping. It arrived today and I tried it out but as stated the meter was...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-09-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,272
Posted By colyn
To get fungus you first have to have fungal...

To get fungus you first have to have fungal spores and the spores can lay dormant for some time before migrating to the glass where it eats the lens coating.

Think of it this way...no matter how...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-09-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,272
Posted By colyn
This is true but fungus excretes acid which...

This is true but fungus excretes acid which etches the lens..

I've never seen fungus on uncoated lens. Old lens can get atmospheric hazing and coating such as cigarette hazing or crust from water...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-09-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,272
Posted By colyn
There are plenty of so-called fungus removal...

There are plenty of so-called fungus removal options but even if you can get to it and remove it there is the etching. But most important there are still fungal spores floating around in the lens...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By colyn
The sprocket does not use grub screws. It has a...

The sprocket does not use grub screws. It has a through screw that hold the sprocket to the shaft.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By colyn
Did you check for damaged sprocket holes? Film...

Did you check for damaged sprocket holes? Film just doesn't slip off the sprocket unless it is loaded wrong.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-06-2015
Replies: 320
Views: 37,535
Posted By colyn
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/607/21820700158_34c...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/607/21820700158_34cc49c516_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zfdMWf)clouds_brown (https://flic.kr/p/zfdMWf) by Colyn Goodson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/colyng/), on Flickr
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,622
Posted By colyn
I don't think my buyer is very bright. I got an...

I don't think my buyer is very bright. I got an email from him and now it won't meter at 400asa and 1/30th in bright sunlight with a 50mm lens. I told him it won't and if he wants to return the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,622
Posted By colyn
When comparing two reflected light meters, you...

When comparing two reflected light meters, you will get different readings. For more precise readings you should use the incident meter..

Most reflected light meters are calibrated to 18%...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,622
Posted By colyn
I couldn't agree more. I have even gotten...

I couldn't agree more. I have even gotten different readings myself..
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,622
Posted By colyn
The purpose of the post was to validate and...

The purpose of the post was to validate and SolaresLarrave hit the nail square on the head..

I recently sold a Nikon F2 with DP1 metered head. The buyer took it out this last weekend and noticed the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-04-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,622
Posted By colyn
This can be done at any film speed. It's simply...

This can be done at any film speed.

It's simply a test..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-04-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By colyn
Harley Davidson

Nikon F2 and Tri-X

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5699/21968160721_219163f1e4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ztfyPK)harley (https://flic.kr/p/ztfyPK) by Colyn Goodson...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-04-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,622
Posted By colyn
Metering

Here's your assignment.. You have a 35mm camera with a 50mm lens. You point it at a near distant subject with lighting from highlights and shadows like you would see on a sunny day. You set your asa...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-04-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2,949
Posted By colyn
ללא קשר לבית הספר עושה לו זכות להסדיר את השימוש...

ללא קשר לבית הספר עושה לו זכות להסדיר את השימוש ברכושם
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-04-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2,949
Posted By colyn
The Lewisville Independent School District has a...

The Lewisville Independent School District has a long history of abusive behavior toward kids so this is not a statewide issue.

Any school can claim copyright if their equipment is used but most...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-04-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2,949
Posted By colyn
Being a bit ridiculous. If the school has the...

Being a bit ridiculous. If the school has the camera, they also have a lens and card.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-04-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2,949
Posted By colyn
If school property was used to take the images,...

If school property was used to take the images, the school owns them. If on the other hand the student uses his/her own property to take the images on his/her own time the school does not have a leg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-02-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By colyn
You might be surprised at the number of servo's...

You might be surprised at the number of servo's that have been selling on eBay lately so some people still use them..
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-29-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 12,070
Posted By colyn
I live down here in Texas. Can ya'll tell me...

I live down here in Texas. Can ya'll tell me where this snow comes from and how do you go about getting it??
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-29-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,486
Posted By colyn
I have been storing film and photo paper in the...

I have been storing film and photo paper in the refer for well over 40 years and have never has any issues whatsoever.

My preferred method of storage is the freezer..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,329
Posted By colyn
I have heard through the years that Nikon was not...

I have heard through the years that Nikon was not even sure how long this LCD would last since the technology was still fairly new.

I had never heard this till today when I downloaded a .pdf of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,329
Posted By colyn
Nikon F3 users

How true would you say this statement from the Nikon owners manual is?

"Although the Nikon F3 employs the highest quality LCD, it deteriorates in contrast and becomes difficult to see after six or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,710
Posted By colyn
My preferred method is to add 2 schotty diodes...

My preferred method is to add 2 schotty diodes inline with the battery chamber. No adjustment needed since the diodes drop the through voltage to the proper 2.7 volts using silver oxide 357 button...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,710
Posted By colyn
I've got both as we speak and the F's are...

I've got both as we speak and the F's are noticeably quieter..



Brass helps to absorb sound. Hard plastics tend amplify sound but yes different metals and plastics do have differing affects..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,710
Posted By colyn
About a year ago I won a Nikon F off eBay. The...

About a year ago I won a Nikon F off eBay. The first thing I noticed when I unboxed it was the strong odor of WD-40. I contacted the seller to let him know I was returning it but he said no. Had to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,710
Posted By colyn
The F was not as smooth as the F2 and has just...

The F was not as smooth as the F2 and has just been stated the wind lever is slightly loose.

One advantage the F has over the F2 is a quieter shutter. I think one reason for this is the F used metal...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-22-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,438
Posted By colyn
The images indicate the camera is in the film...

The images indicate the camera is in the film rewind position. Is the rewind/advance switch set to B or advance??
Forum: RFF News 09-14-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 7,073
Posted By colyn
Same load of garbage we heard when digital came...

Same load of garbage we heard when digital came along..."O NOOOOO.. FILM IS DEAD!!!!"

It would be nice if the dooms dayers would go away...

I said it then and I'll say it again.....film IS NOT...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 4,576
Posted By colyn
I seriously doubt this other persons evaluation...

I seriously doubt this other persons evaluation is correct. The issue is too consistent to be an obstruction and that's over 40 years of experience talking. I cut my teeth on the Nikon F's and F2's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 4,576
Posted By colyn
I suspect that the issue is the shutter brake...

I suspect that the issue is the shutter brake rubbers need adjustment. I have remove the tripod mount for easy viewing which is also the stop for these brakes. 2 and 4 are the brakes and 1 and 4 are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 4,576
Posted By colyn
This will ruin a camera very fast so I don't know...

This will ruin a camera very fast so I don't know of any repair tech who would do this except for a few of the Russian sellers..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 4,576
Posted By colyn
Sounds like the rubber first and/or second brakes...

Sounds like the rubber first and/or second brakes are worn. You'd have to remove the bottom cover to access them so it would probably be better to let a tech replace them..
Forum: RFF News 09-10-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,310
Posted By colyn
This is why I went to a BIN option only with...

This is why I went to a BIN option only with payment due at the time of purchase or the sale stays active till someone does pay..
Forum: RFF News 09-10-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,310
Posted By colyn
The reason for this is because new sellers were...

The reason for this is because new sellers were coming in and selling their wares then taking the money and running off without shipping..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,423
Posted By colyn
For just the usual shooting the K screen works...

For just the usual shooting the K screen works for me but when using long teles and doing closeup I prefer the D screen..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,077
Posted By colyn
I own the Nikkor-H and Ai versions of the 85mm...

I own the Nikkor-H and Ai versions of the 85mm f/2. My preference is the Nikkor-H but I still use both..
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-28-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,895
Posted By colyn
You obviously don't know anything about the...

You obviously don't know anything about the Retina Reflex and camera repair.

The Retina is a somewhat complex camera and taking apart one part will create issues if you don't know how to properly...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-26-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,895
Posted By colyn
Chris http://retinarescue.com/ is the best when...

Chris http://retinarescue.com/ is the best when it comes to Retina.. He worked for Kodak at one time so he knows his way around the Retinas..
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-25-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 4,063
Posted By colyn
Seems to work fine for...

Seems to work fine for me..


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8831/18102923084_b740a45b79_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tzGdkw)nikon1 (https://flic.kr/p/tzGdkw) by Colyn Goodson...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By colyn
But I'm not everybody and I have seen some very...

But I'm not everybody and I have seen some very good images from c-41 developed in B&W chemicals.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By colyn
Sure you can. I googled it today and found...

Sure you can. I googled it today and found several references to developing Ektar in D-76. I just couldn't find any times listed..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By colyn
Kodak Ektar in D-76

I have several rolls of expired Ektar which I want to expose and develop in D-76. Some I want to expose at box speed and others at 400asa. Using D-76 what would be a good starting time to develop at...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-20-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,801
Posted By colyn
This light leak does not come from the camera top...

This light leak does not come from the camera top as he claims. It is from near the bottom. My guess is inside the camera the bottom light baffle is incorrectly replaced. It looks like it is allowing...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-16-2015
Replies: 421
Views: 164,615
Posted By colyn
I know how that is.. You don't have to turn on...

I know how that is.. You don't have to turn on the hot water to get a hot shower.. I did come up with a solution though for rinsing film after developement. I bought one of those fittings that screws...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-16-2015
Replies: 421
Views: 164,615
Posted By colyn
There you are... I thought maybe you had kicked...

There you are... I thought maybe you had kicked the bucket since I haven't seen any posts from ya lately..
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-08-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8,876
Posted By colyn
Not you but every time eBay changes the rules in...

Not you but every time eBay changes the rules in favor of the buyer they take advantage of it to rip off the seller..

eBay needs to start cutting the sellers some slack..

After the last change I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-07-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8,876
Posted By colyn
Interesting..... I won a dispute on a camera...

Interesting.....

I won a dispute on a camera that was not as advertised recently. eBay's instructions to me were to ship it back with tracking and once I forward the tracking to them (eBay) my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,757
Posted By colyn
One of the things I have noticed for a number of...

One of the things I have noticed for a number of years now is the number of law suites being filed against photographers for poor quality images..and all of them were using digital.

Just here in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-01-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By colyn
The quantity that can safely be poured down the...

The quantity that can safely be poured down the drain is rather high. I worked for a photo processing service for years and we poured large quantities out and the city waste service was OK with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-01-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By colyn
Most developing chemicals can safely go down the...

Most developing chemicals can safely go down the drain. I pour all of mine down the drain,, Only a few seldom used chemicals should be disposed of by turning them in..
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-29-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By colyn
This is a small filter that fits over the front...

This is a small filter that fits over the front rf window on the front of the body to increase rf contrast in Leicas with a weak beamsplitter...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-29-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8,876
Posted By colyn
So are you saying the seller should pay for the...

So are you saying the seller should pay for the return??

eBay makes it clear the buyer is responsible even if the return cost is more than the purchase price..

I don't think the seller is abusing...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-29-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By colyn
If you are talking about the small orange slip-on...

If you are talking about the small orange slip-on filter for the front of a Leica most I have seen are original and yes they are expensive..
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-27-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,621
Posted By colyn
My question is did anybody give this seller the...

My question is did anybody give this seller the benefit of the doubt. He may not have known it was a fake and the fact that he removed it because of an error in the listing tells me he may not have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,795
Posted By colyn
I would have been in big trouble had I taken a 6...

I would have been in big trouble had I taken a 6 minute shower while in the Navy. We had to do it in 3 minutes. You turn on the water, get wet then turn off the water until you were ready to rinse...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,901
Posted By colyn
Only if you can hammer a 16 penny nail with...

Only if you can hammer a 16 penny nail with it.... :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,901
Posted By colyn
OK here's the deal. I have noticed several times...

OK here's the deal. I have noticed several times while going through Nikon camera auctions on eBay that the FM3a consistently goes for much higher than any of the FM/FE variations and since I have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,901
Posted By colyn
I'm not going to argue with you so don't try....

I'm not going to argue with you so don't try....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,901
Posted By colyn
I personally in no way have even thought about...

I personally in no way have even thought about defending the FE2. I have shot a single roll through the one I did not even want but had to take it to get what I was after.

As with all of my other...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,901
Posted By colyn
And I agree with you nor have I gotten defensive...

And I agree with you nor have I gotten defensive with you. I asked a question because I was truly wondering about the price difference. Most cameras don't have the additional features that would...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,901
Posted By colyn
So why are you so upset?? I simply asked a...

So why are you so upset?? I simply asked a question..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,901
Posted By colyn
I ended up with a FE2 in trade for another...

I ended up with a FE2 in trade for another camera. Had to take the FE2 since it was part of the deal but I also got a fully working Nikon F with working and accurate Ftn finder. The FE2 has tested to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,901
Posted By colyn
I think the only thing that got bashed was "30...

I think the only thing that got bashed was "30 year old electronics"..

If the truth be known I can live without either but I was wondering why such a high price tag on the FM3a not trying to start...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-25-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8,876
Posted By colyn
I had a seller try this on me a couple of years...

I had a seller try this on me a couple of years ago. He sent an empty box. His downfall though was that he took the package to the PO instead of using eBay shipping. I took a photo of the shipping...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,901
Posted By colyn
According to the official Nikon specs the FM3a...

According to the official Nikon specs the FM3a has auto speeds from 8 seconds to 1/4000th and manual speeds from 1 second to 1/4000th. The FE2 has 8 seconds to 1/4000th in both manual and auto speeds...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,901
Posted By colyn
Wrong.. It has a M250th..

Wrong.. It has a M250th..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,901
Posted By colyn
If you go by age then the Nikon F and F2 should...

If you go by age then the Nikon F and F2 should be priced at no more than $10-$20 tops..and the S2 should be even less..
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-25-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8,876
Posted By colyn
I would have to disagree with you on this. If you...

I would have to disagree with you on this. If you the seller offer a full refund eBay will side with you on this.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-24-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,901
Posted By colyn
Nikon FE2 v FM3a

Maybe I am missing something but I fail to see why the Nikon FM3a is worth so much that some people are willing to pay upwards of $600 to over $900. As I see it the FE2 has more to offer and it goes...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-24-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8,876
Posted By colyn
Regardless of the legal definitions eBay...

Regardless of the legal definitions eBay interprets which ever way they want. It all boils down to he said she said..who's right and who's wrong..

When I describe an item I do my best to describe it...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-24-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8,876
Posted By colyn
eBay will not recognize this as a valid...

eBay will not recognize this as a valid description..

Always be honest and describe it as best as you can determine..

Seller: He could be setting you up for a partial refund scam. Do as others have...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-22-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,363
Posted By colyn
You may be able to clean up the corrosion but the...

You may be able to clean up the corrosion but the plating will be gone leaving a large ugly spot..
Forum: DIYS Modifications 07-15-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1,480
Posted By colyn
Nikon DL-1

I bought a Nikon DL-1 on eBay but when it arrived it was too dim to use even with a new battery and cleaning of the contacts so I sent it back for a refund.. A second arrived a few weeks later with...
Forum: RFF News 07-15-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 5,490
Posted By colyn
ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, AND Fox to name a few that...

ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, AND Fox to name a few that have me blocked out.. I can however allow it to play..
Forum: RFF News 07-15-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 5,490
Posted By colyn
The problem is nobody wants to convert to HTML5...

The problem is nobody wants to convert to HTML5 except a very few. News feeds still use flash. You made a comment earlier the only people who use flash are those who watch porn. This is so...
Forum: RFF News 07-15-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 5,490
Posted By colyn
Every piece of code written has security issues....

Every piece of code written has security issues. You take the lesser of 2 evils....
Forum: RFF News 07-14-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 5,490
Posted By colyn
Chrome has already patched flash..

Chrome has already patched flash..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,617
Posted By colyn
I doubt Fuji is going under. As with everything...

I doubt Fuji is going under. As with everything price goes up when the economy makes the slightest change..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,617
Posted By colyn
Fujifilm price increases

Supposedly from Fuji...

http://photorumors.com/2015/07/11/another-fujifilm-price-increase-on-photographic-film-some-products-will-get-discontinued/
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By colyn
I'm sure based on the time the images were taken...

I'm sure based on the time the images were taken and the autochrome process used it was most likely a view camera.. Part of the story stated that the exposure was a long exposure..
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By colyn
Nice set.. Leicas are very capable shooters..

Nice set.. Leicas are very capable shooters..
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By colyn
Interesting article

Found this today and though it interesting..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3066019/Who-lady-red-Mystery-young-woman-cascading-blonde-hair-earliest-colour-photos.html
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-09-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,346
Posted By colyn
As for me...I'll leave the darkroom when I am...

As for me...I'll leave the darkroom when I am carried out in a body bag...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-06-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By colyn
Don't worry about it.. When you take it out to...

Don't worry about it.. When you take it out to use it'll get dust. If you don't want dust have it sealed up in an air tight container and forget about it.. Someone will find it one day and start...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
Posted By colyn
You should not even have to ask for advise...File...

You should not even have to ask for advise...File a complaint. 2 unanswered emails within a week and I file. However never threaten negative feedback. That will get you in trouble with eBay..

If the...
Forum: Photo Software 07-03-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,146
Posted By colyn
Or you can try CinePaint..

Or you can try CinePaint..
Forum: Photo Software 07-03-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,146
Posted By colyn
My favorites are Gimp, Digikam, and Darktable...

My favorites are Gimp, Digikam, and Darktable...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-29-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,086
Posted By colyn
Thanks I'll give that a try..

Thanks

I'll give that a try..
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-29-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,086
Posted By colyn
Question about Aiing a non-Ai Nikkor lens

I have Ai'd a couple of non-Ai Nikkor lens. They are working fine and giving proper metering on a Nikon FE2 but I have yet to find a method of printing out ADR strips to place on the lens so the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-23-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,621
Posted By colyn
You have to scroll to the bottom and look at his...

You have to scroll to the bottom and look at his added to description..
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,380
Posted By colyn
I have never found one to be out on its own but I...

I have never found one to be out on its own but I have repaired and re-adjusted a couple that the owner tried to modify himself for whatever reason.. Too many wannabe repairmen...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,700
Posted By colyn
Thanks I'll be souping 2 roll tomorrow...

Thanks

I'll be souping 2 roll tomorrow afternoon..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,700
Posted By colyn
I thought about doing that also. I'll have to...

I thought about doing that also. I'll have to check my punches to see if I have the correct size..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,700
Posted By colyn
Overall I am very happy with my find and this...

Overall I am very happy with my find and this camera will get a lot of use. The only thing wrong with it is the missing black dot on the lens release button which I can live with. I would like to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,700
Posted By colyn
I've got it loaded and ready to shoot tomorrow....

I've got it loaded and ready to shoot tomorrow. Done fired off a few rounds around the yard..
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,799
Posted By colyn
I was there in the winter of 72 for a 3 month...

I was there in the winter of 72 for a 3 month school and then was stationed there from 77-79..
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,799
Posted By colyn
I remember going in there many times when I was...

I remember going in there many times when I was stationed at NAS Memphis back in the 70's.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,700
Posted By colyn
Thanks.. I'm going to go out this weekend and do...

Thanks..

I'm going to go out this weekend and do some shooting with my (Ai version) 43mm~86mm. Haven't used this lens in several years..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,700
Posted By colyn
I get that "film is no longer available" a...

I get that "film is no longer available" a lot..

The funny thing is though, you can get film cameras cheap at yard sales but Craigslist sellers want a mint for theirs.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,700
Posted By colyn
$40 The lady told me film is no longer available...

$40

The lady told me film is no longer available so I'd only be able to look at it on a shelf...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,700
Posted By colyn
Thrift store find

Found this Nikon F2 at a local thrift store today. The meter even works after putting in 2 new 357 silver oxide batteries. It checks fine against several accurate...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By colyn
Leica rifle

Here's an interesting story of a high priced Leica..
http://petapixel.com/2015/06/09/leica-camera-rifle-prototype-valued-at-over-350000/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 6,823
Posted By colyn
For the most part, I keep a Nikkor-H 50mm f/2...

For the most part, I keep a Nikkor-H 50mm f/2 lens on my FT-2. I also have the Nikkor-O 35mm f/2 for it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,572
Posted By colyn
I guess now I'll have to drag mine out and shoot...

I guess now I'll have to drag mine out and shoot some pics with it. Mine is a second version Ai..
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 06-09-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,902
Posted By colyn
All of the Retina models went through various...

All of the Retina models went through various changes throughout their life span.. I've seen other cameras with slight difference in appearance.
Forum: RFF News 06-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,379
Posted By colyn
I've wanted to dump paypal for some time now but...

I've wanted to dump paypal for some time now but the options are few. Hopefully Android and Apple pay will soon be an option...
Forum: RFF News 06-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,379
Posted By colyn
But can you make payments to an individual for...

But can you make payments to an individual for say a eBay transaction?
I know you can setup Apple pay to link with Google wallet but are there other ways to pay individuals??
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-03-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,958
Posted By colyn
I would advise having it serviced by a tech since...

I would advise having it serviced by a tech since the camera will have to be stripped down.. The tapes are under spring tension and would have to be released before fixing in order to get top and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-02-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,958
Posted By colyn
The Leica instruction manual calls for winding...

The Leica instruction manual calls for winding the shutter before changing shutter speeds. While your method may work for you it can be a bit confusing for others..[/QUOTE]
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-02-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,958
Posted By colyn
If the curtains are dry, it shows up usually in...

If the curtains are dry, it shows up usually in the middle since this is the main part of the curtain exposed to light.

Dry curtains are like fungus... Once it starts it spreads out..

When a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-29-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,958
Posted By colyn
One of the shutter tapes has come loose. Unless...

One of the shutter tapes has come loose. Unless you know how to tear down the camera and get it back together right you need to send it out in order to get it fixed..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-25-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 7,233
Posted By colyn
Years ago I had a talk with a Kodak Tech who told...

Years ago I had a talk with a Kodak Tech who told me the primary reason for gentle agitation is to prevent excessive air bubbles from forming on the film surface. Tapping the tank on the flat surface...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-20-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 33,364
Posted By colyn
Myself...I'd go with the 124 (pre "G").. It seems...

Myself...I'd go with the 124 (pre "G").. It seems to be better made and also comes with the Yashinon lens..
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 10,640
Posted By colyn
If I have to pick a favorite it would have to be...

If I have to pick a favorite it would have to be the one I use the most which is my IIIc with Summitar..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-14-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By colyn
I'm aware of this.. I have since found out the...

I'm aware of this..

I have since found out the proper lug is the type B and since most of the 645 cameras use the type B they will work..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-14-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By colyn
Mamiya RB67 question

I've been looking on eBay for a strap with the correct lugs for the RB67 Pro S but so far I've only found straps listed for the 645. The lugs look similar to the ones for the RB so I was wondering if...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By colyn
I haven't used 6x7 in a number of years so it...

I haven't used 6x7 in a number of years so it should be interesting. I'll have to dust off my 6x7 negative carrier for the 23C II....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By colyn
Are you the spelling police?

Are you the spelling police?
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