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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-26-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By landsknechte
Looking to replace a missing screw from an Industar-10

I've got an Industar-10 that lost the long stop screw. No idea what the proper name for this part is, but essentially this bit. (https://i.imgur.com/Qnd2FOE.jpg)

I'm not above even using a small...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-17-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 787
Posted By landsknechte
NEX adapters and Leica Infinity Lock?

From what I understand, the infinity lock on some older Leica screwmount lenses can sorta "run aground" on some adapters, unless either the lens or the adapter is modified to accommodate it. Can any...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 08-15-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By landsknechte
Awesome, thanks! They're a little rich for my...

Awesome, thanks! They're a little rich for my blood at the moment, but that won't last forever. Good to know that they exist though.

At present I'm saving up my pennies for a used Sony and an...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By landsknechte
Now that you mention it, numerals seem more...

Now that you mention it, numerals seem more likely. For some odd reason, my brain never thought to flip it over and look at it that way. I was interpreting it as "TL".
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 08-15-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By landsknechte
Contax RF (internal bayonet) -> NEX Adapters?

This may just be a case of me looking in the wrong places, but anyone know if there is an adapter available to go from Contax rangefinder lenses with the internal bayonet (the sort used on ≤50mm...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By landsknechte
Initials found scratched into the innards of a lens. Meaning?

Earlier this afternoon, I cleaned up the petrified grease that had been preventing the aperture ring on my Summar from turning. When I had it apart, I noticed some initials carved into the side of...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-03-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By landsknechte
Cable release adapter?

I just recently stumbled across this among some other tidbits that I picked up years ago. It screws on in place of the shutter release collar. Anyone recognize where it might have come from?...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-23-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,984
Posted By landsknechte
Personally, I wish there was a way to turn off/on...

Personally, I wish there was a way to turn off/on the grain effect at will. The tonality that mode gives works quite well for me in a lot of settings, but the grain can sometimes be a bit...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,515
Posted By landsknechte
This is the closest that I've been able to come...

This is the closest that I've been able to come so far, but it's still not a match... :bang:
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,515
Posted By landsknechte
Trying to ID a WW2 era camera

Anyone have any clue what the camera in this photograph might be?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 1,072
Posted By landsknechte
Signal Corps PH-403 -- What is it?

I just found a 1944 dated case for a U.S. Army Signal Corps PH-403 at the flea market. Anyone have any clue what it might have been? I'm at a loss finding anything on the internet. (Typically, the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,426
Posted By landsknechte
I still haven't picked up a Medalist yet, but...

I still haven't picked up a Medalist yet, but that two is on the list. If nothing else, they'd make a great close quarters weapon.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-04-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 16,785
Posted By landsknechte
He did mention it first. :cool: Just reassuring...

He did mention it first. :cool:

Just reassuring him that his pet went to a good home.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,426
Posted By landsknechte
At the very least, it's a good opportunity to...

At the very least, it's a good opportunity to dust off some of the hitherto unused dinosaurs in my collection and actually use them. This might just be all I need to finally give in to temptation...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-03-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 16,785
Posted By landsknechte
Not to rub salt in any wounds there Tom, but it...

Not to rub salt in any wounds there Tom, but it does work quite nicely in color. :rolleyes: :angel:
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,426
Posted By landsknechte
620 and 828 film at B&H?

Bear with me if this is old news, but I just discovered that B&H is selling Kodak 620 and 828.

Two questions:

1. Am I hallucinating?
2. Does anyone have any experience with this stuff, or know...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-27-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 2,024
Posted By landsknechte
Thanks for the info! I had been coming up with...

Thanks for the info! I had been coming up with nil trying to research this one on my own.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-27-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 4,197
Posted By landsknechte
The "M" on that alleged Kriegsmarine marking is...

The "M" on that alleged Kriegsmarine marking is so far off kilter from anything that I have every seen on any legit marked Third Reich object of any sort, that I would recommend avoiding any object...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-15-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 2,024
Posted By landsknechte
Edinex?

Found this camera at a local flea market. Anyone know anything about the history of whatever this is?

--Chris
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-13-2008
Replies: 552
Views: 159,972
Posted By landsknechte
Out of curiosity, do you know how old that...

Out of curiosity, do you know how old that document is?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-26-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,447
Posted By landsknechte
NOOKY is the code name that Leica used for a...

NOOKY is the code name that Leica used for a close up adapter years ago, the product that I bought is a clone of that adapter. It just happens to have a meaning in English that the folks in Wetzlar...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-26-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,374
Posted By landsknechte
In a purely mechanical sense, no. The image you...

In a purely mechanical sense, no. The image you see in the rangefinder will get dimmer as the silvering degrades, and it will become harder for you to focus the camera if that happens.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-26-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,374
Posted By landsknechte
Other than the flash sync, what's the difference...

Other than the flash sync, what's the difference between a IIIc and a IIIf?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-26-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,447
Posted By landsknechte
Thumbs up I'll wear a filter.

I'll wear a filter.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-25-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,447
Posted By landsknechte
I just want to make sure that I don't screw the...

I just want to make sure that I don't screw the the rod into the wrong hole.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-25-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,447
Posted By landsknechte
The bit that has me confused are the two...

The bit that has me confused are the two different length connectors that allow you to set the in-front-of-the-viewfinder-window-thing at different distances from the body. There are not markings to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-25-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,447
Posted By landsknechte
Just got me some Pleasant Auto-Up Super NOOKY!!

I got lucky at the flea market today. Not just any NOOKY, but Pleasant Auto-Up Super NOOKY!! Now that I've got all this NOOKY, I don't quite know what to do with it. I tried to read the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-15-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 1,017
Posted By landsknechte
Historical info on gear from Zeiss?

I remember an old post here that I can't seem to find now, where someone had mentioned being able to email Zeiss for fairly specific info on an old Contax. I tried the generic contact email on the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-14-2008
Replies: 76
Views: 7,132
Posted By landsknechte
Digital, no. Most modern lenses, yes. If there...

Digital, no.
Most modern lenses, yes.

If there were more affordable alternatives to cameras like the R-D1, I'd shoot a lot more digital than I do now.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-12-2008
Replies: 552
Views: 159,972
Posted By landsknechte
That's not 100% the case. I've got a 1946 IIIc...

That's not 100% the case. I've got a 1946 IIIc converted to a IIIf, that by definition has to have been done no earlier than the 1950, and it doesn't have the GmbH marking.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-12-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,360
Posted By landsknechte
Take a look at the results of the photo rating at...

Take a look at the results of the photo rating at Photo.net sometime. Even the crappiest nudes are rated insanely high. :cool:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-12-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By landsknechte
Speaking of Summar hoods, does anyone know when...

Speaking of Summar hoods, does anyone know when the silver colored E.Leitz NY version came out?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-11-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By landsknechte
It was worth a go at the opening bid of $49...

It was worth a go at the opening bid of $49 though. I wasn't looking at it as much as a collector's item, but rather a cool item to ad to my WWII reenacting arsenal.

I suspect he decided that he...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-11-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By landsknechte
Thanks for the help guys. I was ultimately...

Thanks for the help guys. I was ultimately looking at a 135mm Elmar with a similar mark on it. The auction ended less than an hour before the scheduled end time because "The seller ended this...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-11-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By landsknechte
Is that something that would only be on an item...

Is that something that would only be on an item as it is surplused out of the military inventory, or would it have it when in storage for the military?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-11-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By landsknechte
Strange marking on an SOOMP box?

In eBay auction 270207147988, there's a strange marking on the box of a Summar hood. It's the thing that looks like an A in a box with some additional letters and numerals.

I know I've seen that...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-11-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By landsknechte
If I'm not mistaken, the mount on the VCII can be...

If I'm not mistaken, the mount on the VCII can be repositioned slightly to allow it to sit in different positions so as to clear the knobs and whatnot on some cameras. The VC doesn't allow for that.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-10-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,984
Posted By landsknechte
I emailed the seller back shortly after the...

I emailed the seller back shortly after the failure occured, and he's agreed to take care of the repair. (It did fail on the very first roll.) Keep your fingers crossed.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By landsknechte
Roger, how do you mean "rotating front"? If they...

Roger, how do you mean "rotating front"?

If they made an adapter that shifted the accessory shoe forward by a hair less than a centimeter, I'd be a happy camper. The jab in the forehead factor is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-09-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By landsknechte
I've got 20/15 vision in my left eye, and my...

I've got 20/15 vision in my left eye, and my right eye is astigmatic, near-sighted, and doesn't quite line up properly. I have no natural depth perception without glasses. So far, my attempts to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-08-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By landsknechte
Cool... I've got a VIOOH and a Tewe finder, the...

Cool... I've got a VIOOH and a Tewe finder, the positioning of both are far from comfortable when I'm trying to use the rangefinder. If it wasn't for the comfort factor, I'd be 100% happy with the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-07-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By landsknechte
Question for those with a sportsfinder

I'm a left eyed shooter, which means that I typically end up with strange imprints on my forehead from accessory viewfinders. I've been contemplating one of the various Leica "sportsfinders", but...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-04-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,984
Posted By landsknechte
Contax II repair suggestions?

Looks like the shutter tapes failed on my Contax II this morning. Does anyone have any suggestions for repair places other than Henry Scherer? I really don't want to wait a couple of years to get...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,769
Posted By landsknechte
Gallagher comes to mind...

Gallagher comes to mind...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-29-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,358
Posted By landsknechte
Third Reich militaria / memorabilia comes to mind...

Third Reich militaria / memorabilia comes to mind right off the bat, where auctions are liable to disappear at any moment due to eBay's ban on the stuff. The more unique and high end the collectible...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-27-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,030
Posted By landsknechte
This seller runs a nice camera store not too far...

This seller runs a nice camera store not too far from where I live. He's always seemed like a reputable dealer (I got my III-IIIa conversion from him), but he's not the most knowledgeable person...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-26-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,358
Posted By landsknechte
Sellers can pull items, and they're supposed to...

Sellers can pull items, and they're supposed to provide a reason to eBay. Of course, there's no way to verify that he didn't tell eBay that he dropped the camera, and then sold it on the side - thus...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-26-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,358
Posted By landsknechte
Interesting... The seller cancelled the auction.

Interesting... The seller cancelled the auction.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-23-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 3,324
Posted By landsknechte
Exactly. One has to become an experienced...

Exactly. One has to become an experienced photographer somehow, and quantity can lead to quality.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-23-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 3,324
Posted By landsknechte
Yes, but does it matter? When I had access to a...

Yes, but does it matter? When I had access to a free darkroom, I bracketed a heck of a lot more than I do when I shoot film now.

On a lot of levels, it can be quite beneficial. Digital has done a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-20-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,436
Posted By landsknechte
You just captured the cat having an out of body...

You just captured the cat having an out of body experience!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-20-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,055
Posted By landsknechte
This is the closest thing that I've got. The...

This is the closest thing that I've got. The strange blue face looking "thing" in the upper right hand corner appears in two different photographs taken of the same spot, a few seconds apart. (The...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-17-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 3,479
Posted By landsknechte
*head explodes*

*head explodes*
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-15-2008
Replies: 72
Views: 11,345
Posted By landsknechte
Oh, really?

Oh, really?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-15-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,869
Posted By landsknechte
While I'm certainly not going to argue against...

While I'm certainly not going to argue against the overwhelming prevalence of forced obsolescence and the relatively short lifespan of most modern consumer goods, there's one thing that we should...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-11-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,741
Posted By landsknechte
That's exactly the same reason that I prefer the...

That's exactly the same reason that I prefer the uncoated lenses myself. Seems like we're in a minority though, which is fine with me.

If I ever do sell, you've got first dibs.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-10-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By landsknechte
That's a phrase you don't hear every day around...

That's a phrase you don't hear every day around here. :angel:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-10-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,741
Posted By landsknechte
Why do the prewar models go for so much more,...

Why do the prewar models go for so much more, when so many photographers avoid the uncoated lenses like the plague?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-03-2008
Replies: 272
Views: 85,636
Posted By landsknechte
Here's my relatively new 1936 Contax II.

Here's my relatively new 1936 Contax II.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-29-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 934
Posted By landsknechte
GE Model B Exposure Meter - when did they make 'em?

I just found one at the flea market this morning. Does anyone know when the GE Model B Exposure Meter was produced?

edit: Ahem... GM not GE.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-29-2008
Replies: 80
Views: 12,900
Posted By landsknechte
I came close, but thankfully never had to go...

I came close, but thankfully never had to go through with it... Years ago, when I was living in a crappy apartment whilst in college and working the night shift, the landlord decided to make an...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-13-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,436
Posted By landsknechte
Anyone recognize the camera in this pic?

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/7769/charlessumnersyk3.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-03-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 685
Posted By landsknechte
VC Meter on a Contax II

Is there any way to adjust a VC Meter (the first version) to fit the accessory shoe on a Contax II? I got mine second hand, so I don't have a manual, and wanted to check with saner minds before I...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-26-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,017
Posted By landsknechte
Nevermind. I just figured out what that wheel...

Nevermind. I just figured out what that wheel actually does.

Duh.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-26-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,017
Posted By landsknechte
Contax II rangefinder adjustment

I just discovered the rangefinder adjustment thumbwheel on my new Contax II. What's the most practical way to properly align the rangefinder?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-24-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,047
Posted By landsknechte
I guess it's the adapter, versus the foot on the...

I guess it's the adapter, versus the foot on the rangefinder that has me perplexed. Judging by the photo on the right, they made one for the standard sized accessory shoe. I'm stuck as to what the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-24-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,047
Posted By landsknechte
Strange mount on an old accessory rangefinder

I just picked up an old Saymon-Brown accessory rangefinder, and I'm trying to make sense of the chrome attachment on the side. On one of the pictured examples, there's an adapter that looks like it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-18-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By landsknechte
Probably your best bet is an original, maybe with...

Probably your best bet is an original, maybe with a replacement strap.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-17-2008
Replies: 35
Poll: Kodakery is?
Views: 1,809
Posted By landsknechte
It sounds to me like a archaic, perhaps...

It sounds to me like a archaic, perhaps Victorian, term for screwing around.

"Quit your Kodakery and get back to work, you layabout. I have had quite enough of your lolligagging!"
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By landsknechte
If I'm going to fake the HIE look, I'll probably...

If I'm going to fake the HIE look, I'll probably stick with digital. I've had better results shooting my dslr with an R72, and then Photoshopping the look of HIE into them. It's still a pain in the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-17-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By landsknechte
You might look at Tewe finders as well, if you...

You might look at Tewe finders as well, if you end up shopping for a model with variable settings. It's a zoom finder, versus the ones that just impose a mask, making it a lot more useful for...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-17-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,303
Posted By landsknechte
Has anyone tried this stuff with a Red #25...

Has anyone tried this stuff with a Red #25 equivalent filter?
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-16-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,449
Posted By landsknechte
I'm in the reht-nuh camp. It honestly never...

I'm in the reht-nuh camp. It honestly never occured to me that it would be pronounced any different than the bit of the eyeball, and that's how my strange hybrid accent renders the eyeball...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By landsknechte
Now that HIE is gone, what to use?

I'm still a relative newcomer to infrared photography, only really getting into it in any real fashion about a year ago. (Not counting some dismal luck I had in college that made me abandon the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-16-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By landsknechte
Hopefully someone already has the book, as that...

Hopefully someone already has the book, as that costs nearly as much as the lens did.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-15-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By landsknechte
Help with the history of a Zeiss Jena lens?

I just picked up a Zeiss Jena Sonnar with the serial number 3007369. Do the records exist to tell us when that was manufactured?

Thanks,
--Chris
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-15-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By landsknechte
Looks like it's gone.

Looks like it's gone.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-13-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 2,683
Posted By landsknechte
Strangely ironic analogy, given the resemblance...

Strangely ironic analogy, given the resemblance of the AK-47 to the StG-44.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-06-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By landsknechte
I'm pretty confident of when my camera was made,...

I'm pretty confident of when my camera was made, in terms of the year. It's pretty well centered in the middle of the range for every list that I've come across. What I was hoping for was anything...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-06-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 2,640
Posted By landsknechte
Put soul back in bowl.

Put soul back in bowl.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-06-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By landsknechte
That's strange, I've seen some figures as high as...

That's strange, I've seen some figures as high as 5900.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By landsknechte
Do we know when in 1939 the Leica III was discontinued?

Barring the opening of the arcane tomes that contain the production records of individual Leicas, it just dawned on me that I could use the fact that the production of the Leica III ceased in the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-04-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 5,016
Posted By landsknechte
The people that voice the loudest disdain for the...

The people that voice the loudest disdain for the collectors are just as pretentious as those that claim that only those that use / don't use such-and-such photographic technology are true...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,313
Posted By landsknechte
Frankly I'd be more worried about the terrorists...

Frankly I'd be more worried about the terrorists that had done their homework before getting on the plane, than those that were still in the midst of some last minute cramming.

Yeah, I'm still a...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-28-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 5,438
Posted By landsknechte
In all honesty, only if it were an old roll. The...

In all honesty, only if it were an old roll. The historian in me drools at such an opportunity.

Modern film, unlikely. I had my fill of looking at other people's bad photographs when I worked at a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 1,868
Posted By landsknechte
I'd imagine that the fear of dust on the sensor...

I'd imagine that the fear of dust on the sensor has driven alot of dslr users into the use of a single zoom lens that'll cover most of the bases.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-27-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 4,078
Posted By landsknechte
:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-24-2008
Replies: 2,148
Views: 606,445
Posted By landsknechte
It's possible. A lot of records were lost in a...

It's possible. A lot of records were lost in a huge fire in 1973, and so it's uncertain what remains. I submitted a records request, and I'll let you know what I hear back from them.

I suspect...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-22-2008
Replies: 2,148
Views: 606,445
Posted By landsknechte
Here's what I was able to dig up on the name...

Here's what I was able to dig up on the name engraved on the camera:

Edward J Tarutis
U.S. Army
Born 8/29/07 in Connecticut
Enlisted 6/24/42 in Hartford, CT
Single
White
Civilian Job = Postal...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-16-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,389
Posted By landsknechte
Same basic concept, but the rig in the picture is...

Same basic concept, but the rig in the picture is quite a bit different.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-15-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,389
Posted By landsknechte
Leggings weren't that uncommon, they were worn...

Leggings weren't that uncommon, they were worn through most of the war by American troops. They just laced up the side instead of wrapping around the leg like a giant ace bandage. Heck, the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-12-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,389
Posted By landsknechte
The version that appears in the ad wouldn't be,...

The version that appears in the ad wouldn't be, but he's talking about the one in the pic with the soldier.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-12-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,389
Posted By landsknechte
It was posted on another forum. I think it's...

It was posted on another forum. I think it's from a book by Neil Kagen titled "Greatest Photographs of World War II", but I'll confirm and let you know.

Interesting to note that the pistol is a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-12-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,389
Posted By landsknechte
WWII era double Leica rig

Just for sheer strangeness, I thought I'd share this picture. Apparently of a WWII German military photographer's rig.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-11-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By landsknechte
If you're going to do anything with faux vintage...

If you're going to do anything with faux vintage photos in Photoshop, play around with the toning of the images. A little goes a long way.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-25-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By landsknechte
I still get a chuckle every time I'm presented...

I still get a chuckle every time I'm presented with the "hippie" aura of the Volkswagen Bug. Talk about rebranding.

Herbie the Love KdF-Wagen?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-22-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,567
Posted By landsknechte
Standard lense for a Zorki C

I just picked up a Zorki C at a local antique store this afternoon on a lark. Being a historical geek, I'd ideally like to pair it up with a lens that would have originally been attached to it. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-11-2007
Replies: 81
Views: 4,419
Posted By landsknechte
I'm hardly a luddite when it comes to photoshop...

I'm hardly a luddite when it comes to photoshop and digital photography in general, but I'll certainly second that 110%.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-02-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 3,704
Posted By landsknechte
I've named all of my cameras Eric.

I've named all of my cameras Eric.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-19-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By landsknechte
Woody Woodpecker used Leicas??

Here's a strange one... I just received a copy of the 1940 edition of the Leica Manual from an online seller. $9.95.

Opened it up, and it's autographed by Walter Lantz (the creator of Woody...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,494
Posted By landsknechte
It's one thing to decide that you aren't going to...

It's one thing to decide that you aren't going to use anything Kodak for the school, but it's pretty damn petty for you to step on your students creative freedom just because you have a grudge...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-13-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By landsknechte
I'm not sure about cameras, but I always hear not...

I'm not sure about cameras, but I always hear not to store knives in their scabbards, as moisture can get trapped in there and accelerate the rusting of the blade. I'd imagine the same would hold...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 4,439
Posted By landsknechte
Out of curiosity, was this a small mom & pop...

Out of curiosity, was this a small mom & pop security firm, or a regional / national company?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 4,439
Posted By landsknechte
As someone who has been in the security business...

As someone who has been in the security business for years, this sort of crap really makes me cringe. There are a lot of good people in the business - students, young kids getting experience before...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-09-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,738
Posted By landsknechte
As a Barnack shooter, I feel downright thrifty......

As a Barnack shooter, I feel downright thrifty... My four lenses were bought for $135, $105, $39, and $10.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By landsknechte
Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your...

Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your perpective, the uncoated 90mm Elmars aren't really in much demand by collectors. I have a 1937 example that's a tiny bit more "weathered" that I spent...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-07-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 6,836
Posted By landsknechte
Even the case is in amazingly good condition.

Even the case is in amazingly good condition.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2007
Replies: 52
Views: 3,710
Posted By landsknechte
For self defense, I'd vote for an Argus C3 (lots...

For self defense, I'd vote for an Argus C3 (lots of nice sharp edges and very solid construction) or a Kodak Medalist (obvious if you've ever picked one up).

I hear about a lot of cameras having a...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-05-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,531
Posted By landsknechte
I'd imagine that there's a bit of the famous...

I'd imagine that there's a bit of the famous Holga quality control in action here. :angel:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-05-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,375
Posted By landsknechte
There are plenty of pictures of US soldiers...

There are plenty of pictures of US soldiers looking rather scruffy, but those were ususally guys that had been out in the field for an extended period. In this case, those reenactors aren't...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-03-2007
Replies: 70
Views: 5,459
Posted By landsknechte
The only camera that I own that I've had for any...

The only camera that I own that I've had for any real length of time is an old Kodak instamatic that belonged to my father. Even if I could easily get film for it, I'm not sure how much I'd use it,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-03-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,375
Posted By landsknechte
...and the ironic thing is that, with reenactor...

...and the ironic thing is that, with reenactor politics being what they are, the official scenario for this event was Carentan. Yep. Normandy. We play soldier in an area that looks just like the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,375
Posted By landsknechte
Of course. :D

Of course. :D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,375
Posted By landsknechte
I don’t have the negatives with me at the moment,...

I don’t have the negatives with me at the moment, but I think almost all of these were taken with T-Max 100. The one with all the soldiers lined up was on a roll of Foma 200 that I started the day...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,375
Posted By landsknechte
I'll be testing out soon in more normal "real...

I'll be testing out soon in more normal "real world" situations, but so far I'm quite impressed. The results look vintage, which was exactly what I was shooting for.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,375
Posted By landsknechte
My Summar has been tested on the field of [faux] battle...

Took the 1937 Summar that I bought from LeicaTom out to a WWII living history event recently, and thought I'd share some of the results. I had some bad luck out there on this trip, and ended up with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-27-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 6,836
Posted By landsknechte
BTW, what's your take on whether that Summar is...

BTW, what's your take on whether that Summar is coated or uncoated?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-26-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 6,836
Posted By landsknechte
Alas, it looks like I'll have to wait until...

Alas, it looks like I'll have to wait until Halloween to get my negatives back from the outlab.

*sigh*

This is like asking a kid on Christmas morning to wait until New Years before opening any of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,773
Posted By landsknechte
I'm very left eye dominant, and nothing I've been...

I'm very left eye dominant, and nothing I've been able to do makes the slightest bit of difference when I try to correct it. It doesn't help that I have about 20/15 in my left eye, and 20/40 in my...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 1,839
Posted By landsknechte
So, if I understand this correctly: A $5000+...

So, if I understand this correctly:

A $5000+ camera is a more modest choice than a consumer camera costing a tenth of the price?

Consumerism and mass marketing in the photographic sphere are wholly...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-21-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,832
Posted By landsknechte
Looks like some sort of anti-aircraft gun.

Looks like some sort of anti-aircraft gun.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-16-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By landsknechte
Modern caps will work for the most part, except...

Modern caps will work for the most part, except for when I've got the camera out at a living history event. I'm anal enough that I won't use a visibly modern cap in that setting. One of these days...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-16-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By landsknechte
My main concern is keeping the camera safe and...

My main concern is keeping the camera safe and not losing a vintage lenscap in between shots out in the field. Collapsing the lens and / or stopping down is a lot easier than walking around for ten...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-16-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By landsknechte
Burning holes in shutter curtains

There is plenty said about uncapped lenses burning holes in the shutter curtains of old screwmount Leicas. Realistically speaking, how paranoid do I need to be? Not that I’m planning any sort of an...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-15-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 6,836
Posted By landsknechte
You're quite right. That is a heck of a...

You're quite right. That is a heck of a lens!

I'm going to be burning quite a bit of film this weekend, so hopefully I'll soon have some good stuff to share.

Thanks,
--Chris
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-14-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By landsknechte
I've got one, and I absolutely love it. Saves me...

I've got one, and I absolutely love it. Saves me counting holes.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-13-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By landsknechte
Part of my problem is that I'm using it for...

Part of my problem is that I'm using it for reenacting (hence my interest in the picture in the first place), and a Japanese hood wouldn't really make sense in that context.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-13-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By landsknechte
I'm having trouble finding an adapter that's...

I'm having trouble finding an adapter that's exactly 36mm. Could the 1 13/32 inch - 35.5mm adapter be made to work, or would I be better off going larger?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-11-2007
Replies: 2,148
Views: 606,445
Posted By landsknechte
What sort of viewfinder is that?

What sort of viewfinder is that?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-11-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 1,232
Posted By landsknechte
Weston Model 853 Meter - how old?

I randomly ended up with a Weston Model 853 is amazingly good condition this afternoon. I can seem to find much information on that model online. When were they made?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-09-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By landsknechte
The cold war was just getting under way, ODESSA...

The cold war was just getting under way, ODESSA was busy at the time. Hmmm...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_station

Makes one wonder what all those so-called telegraph codes really meant.
...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-09-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By landsknechte
Wouldn't be the wierdest named thing that ever...

Wouldn't be the wierdest named thing that ever got put onto a Leica...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-09-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By landsknechte
Ah. Kilroy war hier.

Ah. Kilroy war hier.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 10-09-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 3,009
Posted By landsknechte
Frankly, I can't help but feel that if photos in...

Frankly, I can't help but feel that if photos in the Magnum gallery were composed and exposed exactly the same - but with a "real" camera, there'd be a very different response here. Sure, there is a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By landsknechte
I think this one was late 1944 in the ETO. I...

I think this one was late 1944 in the ETO. I think I may actually have one of these, come to think of it. What would be the right size adapter for a Summar?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By landsknechte
Anybody recognize this hood?

This is a photo from WWII. Anyone know what sort of hood this is?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 6,836
Posted By landsknechte
Two things to keep in mind... Objects...

Two things to keep in mind...

Objects themselves aren't capable of evil acts.

The history of a given object is there, whether you know about it or not.

In any event, researching this sort of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By landsknechte
Not entirely unexpected prices. From what I've...

Not entirely unexpected prices. From what I've seen, a decent chrome III typically goes for about $200, and a black one for double that. (Heck, if I could get a black one for that price, I'd have...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-07-2007
Replies: 110
Views: 74,236
Posted By landsknechte
Out of curiosity, were the long leaders universal...

Out of curiosity, were the long leaders universal originally, or are our modern shorter leaders just the one style that caught on?

BTW, the best real world test to see if you've mastered this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 4,100
Posted By landsknechte
My personal fave:

My personal fave:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-07-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 6,836
Posted By landsknechte
You need to be the vet or the next of kin to get...

You need to be the vet or the next of kin to get the full records, but through the FOIA the list of items not deemed to be an invasion of privacy is pretty useful of our purposes:

FREEDOM OF...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-07-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 6,836
Posted By landsknechte
I think that's a 1947 serial number. Not sure...

I think that's a 1947 serial number. Not sure though.


PM or email the name on the officer, and I'll start working on it. I know some of the records are limited to the family of the soldier, but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 4,100
Posted By landsknechte
Wow, that was arrogant and irrelevant. (2003,...

Wow, that was arrogant and irrelevant.

(2003, if you must know.)

I'm not arguing the merits of whether or not Che should be canonized or demonized. It's pretty obvious that people have taken...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-07-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By landsknechte
Numbers on the inside of a IIIc?

Yesterday, I found myself looking at my IIIc from a slightly different angle. On the top of the cavity between the flange and the curtain, right next to the roller that couples the lens to the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-07-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By landsknechte
There's always solder.

There's always solder.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 4,100
Posted By landsknechte
When's the last time you've been on a university...

When's the last time you've been on a university campus? Somehow I doubt that posters and t-shirts of Reagan and Nixon ever became as popular as counter-culture statements in communist countries.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,755
Posted By landsknechte
You could always get a screwmount 90/4 Elmar and...

You could always get a screwmount 90/4 Elmar and an adapter to play with. They're great little lenses, and -really- inexpensive.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-06-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 6,836
Posted By landsknechte
My IIIc is even less usable for reenacting, as...

My IIIc is even less usable for reenacting, as it's a IIIf conversion. Still, it's neat to know there might be an interesting history there.

I fell in with a group that portrays the 3rd Infantry...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-06-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 6,836
Posted By landsknechte
I'm actually a WWII reenactor with a Signal Corps...

I'm actually a WWII reenactor with a Signal Corps photographer impression, so that is certainly an intriguing possibility given my interests. It's yet another bit of information that makes me chomp...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-06-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By landsknechte
It would have to be 1956, as the red scale didn't...

It would have to be 1956, as the red scale didn't come along until the early 50's.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-05-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 6,836
Posted By landsknechte
Not to completely hijack the thread, but what...

Not to completely hijack the thread, but what would you say the proportion of IIIc's from 46-47 first came through the PX system?
Forum: RFF Polls 10-05-2007
Replies: 155
Views: 18,740
Posted By landsknechte
I think I'm in the same category, minus the...

I think I'm in the same category, minus the nudes. I just love rotting buildings. Never quite know what to call that genre.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-05-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By landsknechte
Earlier this year (May, if memory serves), I...

Earlier this year (May, if memory serves), I bought a BGN IIIc and Elmar 50/3.5 from KEH. I can't complain. The "T" setting doesn't work, but that was mentioned in the listing, and I certainly...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-04-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,298
Posted By landsknechte
Dug this up: Wood's Metal is a fusible alloy...

Dug this up:

Wood's Metal is a fusible alloy that becomes liquid at approximately 158 °F. The alloy is comprised of bismuth, lead, tin, and cadmium.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-03-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By landsknechte
It's weird... I've got an uncoated Elmar from...

It's weird... I've got an uncoated Elmar from 1937, and no shade. On a few of photos, I've gotten a little bit of "glow" in the highlights. On only one photo in maybe 20 rolls have I seen any...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-03-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 2,266
Posted By landsknechte
Definately a Benz, but I was thinking more of...

Definately a Benz, but I was thinking more of some 1930's vintage convertable. Stylish, fun to drive, but easy to end up with bugs in your teeth if you're not careful.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-01-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By landsknechte
The basic image is the same, but the zooming of...

The basic image is the same, but the zooming of the Tewe is a huge plus if you're using 90mm or bigger.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-30-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 6,836
Posted By landsknechte
I'll second that. I'd gladly pay a reasonable...

I'll second that. I'd gladly pay a reasonable sum for the research.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By landsknechte
I don't see what the problem is... :angel:

I don't see what the problem is... :angel:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By landsknechte
All you really need to do is get drunk at a party...

All you really need to do is get drunk at a party and take photos of your friends. Throw in a few shots of your shoes for good measure. Cross-process the roll, and voila!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 3,200
Posted By landsknechte
They're now selling the 1991 vintage LC-A for...

They're now selling the 1991 vintage LC-A for $350. I bought my Leica IIIc along with an Elmar 50/3.5 for less than that earlier this year.

I love toy cameras, but I'm a firm adherent to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 4,439
Posted By landsknechte
Personally, I can't wrap my brain around the...

Personally, I can't wrap my brain around the reversed viewfinder. Inevitably, I end up doing a strange little dance to get the horizon and everything else lined up as I correct, and then recorrect...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By landsknechte
Very cool. Thanks for sharing the link!

Very cool. Thanks for sharing the link!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-19-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By landsknechte
I've got a 1939 III that has it, and that's what...

I've got a 1939 III that has it, and that's what prompted the question. Everything I've seen says mid-30's, and it's appearance seems surprisingly late.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-18-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2,105
Posted By landsknechte
The Daylab seems like more of an investment right...

The Daylab seems like more of an investment right off the bat. That's why I'm hunting around for a $5-$10 beater of a Polaroid from the flea market.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-18-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By landsknechte
When did the "O" leave the flange?

I haven't found any hard and fast dates for the disappearance of the "O" marking from the lens flange of earlier Barnacks, just a couple of websites that say "mid 30's". Does anyone know anything...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-17-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2,105
Posted By landsknechte
Very scary and strange thing... I went to the...

Very scary and strange thing... I went to the flea market looking for an old Polaroid, and didn't find one. Normally, there are a half-dozen of them lurking in cardboard boxes and on ratty old...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-14-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By landsknechte
We'll know very soon if any fisheye photos of...

We'll know very soon if any fisheye photos of Angelina end up in the supermarket tabloids.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-13-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2,105
Posted By landsknechte
Advice on Polaroid cameras that accept type 669 film?

I'm going finally get off my rear and try my hand at Polaroid transfers... Hopefully I'll be able to find a nice cheap beater of a camera the flea market this weekend that'll take type 669 film. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-13-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 801
Posted By landsknechte
Rm = Rot Mittle (literally middle or average...

Rm = Rot Mittle (literally middle or average red)

From what I understand it's about equal to a Wratten 70. It won't give you the traditional IR effect with normal black and white film. Regardless...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 3,411
Posted By landsknechte
Big points to the seller for being honest and not...

Big points to the seller for being honest and not coming up with an utterly implausable story to glamorize the listing.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-03-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By landsknechte
Thanks for the help... I found the indents, but...

Thanks for the help... I found the indents, but it doesn't seem to want to turn. I guess they glued it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-03-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By landsknechte
Can the glass be adjusted with the trim ring in...

Can the glass be adjusted with the trim ring in place? It looks like the previous owner glued it in place.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-02-2007
Replies: 209
Views: 29,463
Posted By landsknechte
If we're going to pick some other term, we really...

If we're going to pick some other term, we really ought to pick a term that doesn't have a commonplace alternate meaning.

Blurrifaction?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-02-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By landsknechte
Certainly reinforces the Summar's place on my...

Certainly reinforces the Summar's place on my shopping list.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-02-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 7,315
Posted By landsknechte
I suspect that most of the money made from the...

I suspect that most of the money made from the APS format came from all of the photo processors that were forced to buy machines that could process APS.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-02-2007
Replies: 82
Views: 4,817
Posted By landsknechte
Don't chalk it all up to sloth. The nature of...

Don't chalk it all up to sloth. The nature of the economy has moved in such a direction that the majority of adults now have relatively sedentary jobs. You can work your butt off behind a counter...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-01-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By landsknechte
Rangefinder adjustment on a IIIa

I've got a slight vertical rangefinder misalignment. Does anyone know how to adjust this on a IIIa?
Forum: Off Topic 08-29-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By landsknechte
I'm the same as RML, except I'm not as picky...

I'm the same as RML, except I'm not as picky about RAW format. :rolleyes: I don't really have the skills or the software to start from scratch, so I'll occasionally dabble in manipulating...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-25-2007
Replies: 2,148
Views: 606,445
Posted By landsknechte
Say hello to my little friend...

My new toy, a 1939 III (IIIa conversion), with my old beater 1937 Elmar 90/4.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-25-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By landsknechte
Leica III to IIIa conversions?

I picked up this morning what appears to be a 1939 IIIa, with the serial number 313668. All the serial number lists floating around on the internet list my new toy as a III.

Did the factory convert...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-22-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By landsknechte
Once upon a time 100 speed film was sold as...

Once upon a time 100 speed film was sold as "ultra speed"...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-22-2007
Replies: 98
Views: 5,093
Posted By landsknechte
Leica IIIc

Leica IIIc
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-22-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 3,490
Posted By landsknechte
The reporter or the Leica? :D

The reporter or the Leica? :D
Forum: Off Topic 08-21-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 4,191
Posted By landsknechte
I generally consider myself lucky when I remember...

I generally consider myself lucky when I remember where my glasses are, let alone be able to define them in strictly engineering terms.

I'm holding out for Holga lenses on a nice kevlar impregnated...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-19-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,293
Posted By landsknechte
If you yell out Holga, she might think you're...

If you yell out Holga, she might think you're having a fling with a eastern European stewardess. Gotta watch out for Miranda too.

Zorki would be rather funny though...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By landsknechte
Discount Camera is one of those places where the...

Discount Camera is one of those places where the purchaser ceases to exist the instant that your charge card clears.

If you don't mind the drive, Camera West is by far the best place in the area...
Forum: Off Topic 08-18-2007
Replies: 106
Views: 4,246
Posted By landsknechte
I heard someone once describe the English...

I heard someone once describe the English language as the end result of Norman knights hitting on Saxon tavern wenches.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-18-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 1,992
Posted By landsknechte
Look for a tiny engraved serial number on the...

Look for a tiny engraved serial number on the ring that goes around the outside of the front lens element, and match it up to the serial number list here...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-17-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 5,500
Posted By landsknechte
I thought that was the specially pimped out...

I thought that was the specially pimped out Hermann Göring version.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-17-2007
Replies: 380
Views: 195,859
Posted By landsknechte
Looks like we've got a bunch of...

Looks like we've got a bunch of Johnny-come-latelies around here... ;)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 1,992
Posted By landsknechte
I'll second the comment about practicing loading...

I'll second the comment about practicing loading it with a throw away roll of film. Once you get used to it, it's not that bad. It'll never be as quick as a normal SLR, but it's comparable to a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-15-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By landsknechte
Help explaining strange rendering of tones in portraits from 1900-1920ish

I've noticed some unexpected rendering of values in some old vintage German military portraits from the early part of the last century (before 1920 or so), and was wondering if any of the experts on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-14-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By landsknechte
What vintage are your IIIf examples? With my...

What vintage are your IIIf examples? With my camera being a conversion, I suppose you can't use the presence or absence of a self-timer to narrow it down.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-13-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By landsknechte
IIIf film reminder markings

I've got a IIIc converted to a IIIf that has the film speed reminder on the advance dial. On mine it's in ASA and DIN, but I noticed some have ASA and Weston markings. Was one intended for the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-08-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,142
Posted By landsknechte
The chosen medium is utterly irrelevant to...

The chosen medium is utterly irrelevant to whether or not something is "art". Art is an expression of the artist, and it is that expression that is central to the definition of the concept.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-08-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 4,496
Posted By landsknechte
Cartier-Bresson, which Leicas?

There's so much made of Cartier-Bresson using Leicas. Out of curiosity, what do we know about the specific models and lenses he used?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-07-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 3,490
Posted By landsknechte
It's multicoated. There's a layer of rust, a...

It's multicoated. There's a layer of rust, a layer of calcium based crud, some brass patina...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 08-07-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 1,757
Posted By landsknechte
Where to find a replacement screw-in shutter release for a type 119?

A lot of the very early Retina I models (117, 118, 119, and so on) had a plunger type shutter release that could screw in, the same way that you'd screw in a cable release. I've got an old type 119...
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