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Forum: Photo Software 01-20-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Abbazz
I have been using Zenfolio for about 10 years for...

I have been using Zenfolio for about 10 years for online storage and I am very satisfied with the platform.

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-11-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By Abbazz
An interesting alternative is the original Fujica...

An interesting alternative is the original Fujica G690 (the one on my avatar). It's roughly the same as the later model but with a choice of interchangeable lenses ranging from 50 to 180mm. There is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-21-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,694
Posted By Abbazz
Another American legend: Dodge...

Another American legend: Dodge Coronet

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3765579740-4.jpg (https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3765579740.jpg)

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,694
Posted By Abbazz
No, it's my neighbour's. I have an addiction...

No, it's my neighbour's. I have an addiction problem with collecting cameras but I often find comfort in thinking that this little hobby of mine could have been much more costly if I were to collect...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,694
Posted By Abbazz
Red...

Red toy

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3756557829-4.jpg (https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3756557829.jpg)

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-14-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 5,075
Posted By Abbazz
For me, the epitome of the 35mm AF...

For me, the epitome of the 35mm AF point-and-shoot is the Canon Prima AS-1, a.k.a SureShot WP-1 a.k.a SureShot A1. The camera was released in 1994 and proved quite popular at the time. It is...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-10-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 13,813
Posted By Abbazz
The large screen on the iPhone 8 doesn't fit with...

The large screen on the iPhone 8 doesn't fit with my idea of a point-and-shoot. Considering the way it operates, I see it more like an instant view camera.

I think the DxO One in standalone mode is...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-05-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,371
Posted By Abbazz
Hi Dante, The Android software seems very...

Hi Dante,

The Android software seems very similar to the IOS version, as far as I can see from the reviews (never tried a DxO One for Apple). But I only use the phone to change the settings (not so...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-05-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,371
Posted By Abbazz
Nice looking rig... Now, we demand...

Nice looking rig...

Now, we demand pictures!

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-03-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,371
Posted By Abbazz
Thank you Shawn for this fascinating thread. I...

Thank you Shawn for this fascinating thread.

I am looking forward to seing your results with the stereo/3D assembly. I have two DxO One cameras in Android flavor and I would be happy to use them as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,221
Posted By Abbazz
People complaining about the Sigma 45mm lens...

People complaining about the Sigma 45mm lens being large and expensive should check the Holga HL-N: it sells for less than $40 and weights only 50 grams.

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,342
Posted By Abbazz
Pentax Duet

Black and white

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3722387438-4.jpg

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-14-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By Abbazz
Welcome to the forum. I'm afraid I won't be able...

Welcome to the forum. I'm afraid I won't be able to help regarding the jammed lever but I would like to congratulate you on the Droug, a mighty fine camera, if somewhat overengineered.

I guess the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By Abbazz
The return of the master of the Glow-in-the-Dark...

The return of the master of the Glow-in-the-Dark Lens...

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 8,849
Posted By Abbazz
Happy to see your Koniflex is still alive and...

Happy to see your Koniflex is still alive and kickin'...

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,016
Posted By Abbazz
Many of these vintage cameras use a CdS sensor...

Many of these vintage cameras use a CdS sensor (photoresistor) and a galvanometer in a Wheatstone bridge...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 865
Posted By Abbazz
And why not a Fuji GSW690?

For less money than a Leica, the Fuji GSW690 will provide a negative five times bigger, a wide field lens (wih a field of view comparable to a 28mm on a Leica) and a large and bright viewfinder with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,342
Posted By Abbazz
Pentax Q and Fuji G690, both equipped with...

Pentax Q and Fuji G690, both equipped with portrait lenses:

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-2/p512327227-4.jpg (https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-2/p512327227.jpg)
Photo taken with Pentax...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,977
Posted By Abbazz
Film: my camera with the longest period of use is...

Film: my camera with the longest period of use is my black Rollei 35SE. I have been shooting with it for 37 years (with a few interruptions) and it still works very well, even though Rollei 35s do...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-14-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,694
Posted By Abbazz
The difference is the Alpine won the 1973 World...

The difference is the Alpine won the 1973 World Rally Championship!

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 10-13-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,156
Posted By Abbazz
The 45/2.8 is a great lens. Same optical formula...

The 45/2.8 is a great lens. Same optical formula as the DP2 / DP2 Merrill / DP2 Quattro.


No sensor based image stabilization, therefore no dust shake.

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 10-13-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,156
Posted By Abbazz
With a 1/30s flash sync, it is indeed in the same...

With a 1/30s flash sync, it is indeed in the same ballpark as a Speed Graphic equipped with a Supermatic shutter (1/25s).

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-12-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,694
Posted By Abbazz
Citroën...

Citroën Méhari:
https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3648889792-5.jpg (https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3648889792.jpg)

Alpine...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-10-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 29,674
Posted By Abbazz
That's funny, I just rediscovered my customized...

That's funny, I just rediscovered my customized Moskva-5 with integrated rangefinder/viewfinder tucked away at the rear of a closet. I put a roll of Smena 64 film in it and started shooting. A very...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,315
Posted By Abbazz
Contrary to the commonly accepted Internet truth,...

Contrary to the commonly accepted Internet truth, I have never felt that the big Pentax was particularly subject to vibration induced image blur. The camera has a very comfortable grip and I can...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,315
Posted By Abbazz
I love when the Pentax 6x7 goes KUH-PLONK and...

I love when the Pentax 6x7 goes KUH-PLONK and everybody turn their head... It generates a nice tactile sensation too, with the recoil generated by the gigantic mirror and the massive shutter curtains...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-08-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 13,813
Posted By Abbazz
The XA is a nice concept but the lens is just not...

The XA is a nice concept but the lens is just not good enough.

As for the "pocketable" aspect, I wouldn't want to carry any kind of camera in my pants pockets...

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-05-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 13,813
Posted By Abbazz
Film: Rollei 35 (but the Agfa Record III is also...

Film: Rollei 35 (but the Agfa Record III is also a pocketable point-and-shoot).
Digital: Panasonic GM5 with 20mm f/1.7.

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-01-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By Abbazz
Tiltall and Rolleiflex: can't go wrong with...

Tiltall and Rolleiflex: can't go wrong with that!

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-01-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By Abbazz
This was apparently staged, supported and maybe...

This was apparently staged, supported and maybe sponsorized by the Government of Morocco, as it appears from the sign on the side of this van (it reads: Ministry of Information - National...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-01-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By Abbazz
You're welcome, Tim. The portable studio is...

You're welcome, Tim.
The portable studio is great. I love the fact that he only uses natural lighting that originates from the sun reflected on a huge white reflector visible in front of the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-01-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By Abbazz
Your're welcome, Canyongazer. Lisa...

Your're welcome, Canyongazer.

Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn was an artist as much as a model. This film shows her skills at handling a 8mm camera from the early 70s.

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-01-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By Abbazz
You're welcome, Robert. I love to see...

You're welcome, Robert. I love to see photographers at work, the way they handle the camera, how they make contact with their subject (or not)...

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-30-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By Abbazz
Irving Penn at work with his Rolleiflex in Morocco (video)

I thought you might be interested in this video from The Met's website. It was shot in 1971 by Irving Penn's wife on 8mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 6,889
Posted By Abbazz
Watches have very distinctive looks, which can be...

Watches have very distinctive looks, which can be spotted from far away, and they don't need to be expensive to have a unique...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-09-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By Abbazz
Gotta love those big Fuji... Cheers! Abbazz

Gotta love those big Fuji...

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-30-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 13,864
Posted By Abbazz
I didn't remember this poll. Apparently, I have...

I didn't remember this poll. Apparently, I have voted for the T, which I have always admired for its minimalist approach and long base rangefinder. In fact, I have never owned a T and the model I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-23-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,707
Posted By Abbazz
Love my Newswear Small Fanny...

Love my Newswear Small Fanny Pack:

https://www.newswear.com/images/Small_fanny_pack-f1.jpg
Credit: https://www.newswear.com/small_fanny_pack.htm

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,754
Posted By Abbazz
Forget those cameras with puny selenium light...

Forget those cameras with puny selenium light meters and leaky bellows. The Rollei 35 is small, stylish and delivers great pictures:

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3523252023.jpg

Yes, not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 32,820
Posted By Abbazz
Full spectrum images taken with the SD14 without...

Full spectrum images taken with the SD14 without its UV/IR blocking filter, also called "dust cover" (click to view full-size):

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3521832721-4.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-20-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 32,820
Posted By Abbazz
Sigma SD14

From the old Sigma SD14 (click to view full-size):

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3447262487-6.jpg...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-13-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By Abbazz
The latch is made of two parts: - a claw, which...

The latch is made of two parts:
- a claw, which is connected through a rod to the lens door release button (it seems to be present on your first...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-07-2019
Replies: 933
Views: 229,277
Posted By Abbazz
Thank you for the wonderful pictures. I love...

Thank you for the wonderful pictures. I love these Hexanon shots. This is my favorite TLR lens for portrait. The longuish 85mm focal length, as well as the Heliar optical formula help the lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2019
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,374
Posted By Abbazz
Ctein loves it: TheOnlinePhotographer...

Ctein loves it: TheOnlinePhotographer (https://theonlinephotographer.blogspot.com/search?q=pentax+67+100mm+macro+ctein)

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 19,776
Posted By Abbazz
https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3432834596...

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3432834596-5.jpg (https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3432834596.jpg)

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 4,412
Posted By Abbazz
Soratama https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p...

Soratama

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3422679682-6.jpg (https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3422679682.jpg)

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-16-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,694
Posted By Abbazz
Nice Figaro. Here's one from New...

Nice Figaro. Here's one from New Zealand:

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3419539058-5.jpg (https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3419539058.jpg)
Figaro qua, Figaro là! (Sigma...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-13-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 19,776
Posted By Abbazz
Sigma...

Sigma DP2s:

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3414657486-5.jpg (https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3414657486.jpg)

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-11-2019
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,374
Posted By Abbazz
One more showing the Cook Strait and the South...

One more showing the Cook Strait and the South Island in the distance:

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3413239240-6.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-11-2019
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,374
Posted By Abbazz
55mm f/4.0, expired Fuji Pro...

55mm f/4.0, expired Fuji Pro 400H:

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3413235454-6.jpg (https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3413235454.jpg)

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,694
Posted By Abbazz
Nice DS. Here's one from the other end, with...

Nice DS. Here's one from the other end, with Canon 50mm f/0.95:

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3412232895-5.jpg (https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3412232895.jpg)

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-07-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 19,776
Posted By Abbazz
Still having fun with my DP2S (two pictures...

Still having fun with my DP2S (two pictures stitched):

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3405691112-5.jpg (https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3405691112.jpg)
The Long White...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-30-2019
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,374
Posted By Abbazz
Contrary to what I read everywhere on internet, I...

Contrary to what I read everywhere on internet, I think the earlier 6x7 were better built than the later ones. I have an early 6x7, which is still going strong and never caused any trouble, while my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-29-2019
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,374
Posted By Abbazz
You are very welcome! The P6x7 was indeed a...

You are very welcome!
The P6x7 was indeed a revolutionary camera for its time.

It is quite surprising indeed that Pentax never advertised the electronic shutter at the time the camera was launched....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By Abbazz
The Dude abides... Nice camera! Cheers! Abbazz

The Dude abides... Nice camera!

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2019
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,374
Posted By Abbazz
Happy Anniversary!

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the public release of our beloved Pentax 6x7, so I thought the event was worth a little mention here!

The first prototype, called Pentax 220, was presented at the...
Forum: Travel 04-23-2019
Replies: 226
Views: 9,143
Posted By Abbazz
Brillant picture. Thank you for sharing these...

Brillant picture. Thank you for sharing these wonderful shots from a little known part of the world.

And kudos to your dedication to film photography. Traveling the world with two Pentax 6x7...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,291
Posted By Abbazz
+1 These pre-Spotmatic cameras are the real gems...

+1
These pre-Spotmatic cameras are the real gems in the Pentax line IMHO. The shutter release is so smooth and the sound of the shutter is so melodious that all other SLRs feel quite crude in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-20-2019
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,374
Posted By Abbazz
I love the 135mm f/4.0. It sports the famous...

I love the 135mm f/4.0. It sports the famous Heliar lens formula of Voigtländer fame and renders very nicely for portrait at F/4.0 or F/5.6, with moderate contrast and buttery smooth bokeh (some nice...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-10-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 23,372
Posted By Abbazz
Sad news indeed. My sincere condolences to...

Sad news indeed. My sincere condolences to Frances.

Abbazz
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,525
Posted By Abbazz
Try to take a picture in the public space next to...

Try to take a picture in the public space next to a US Embassy anywhere in the world (and I mean taking a photograph of a random subjet and not photographing the Embassy itself) and you will be...
Forum: Travel 03-23-2019
Replies: 226
Views: 9,143
Posted By Abbazz
BMW R1100GS:...

BMW R1100GS: https://advrider.com/f/threads/from-estonia-with-love-round-the-world.480532/#post-10237932

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-04-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,444
Posted By Abbazz
Many "Swiss" watches feature Chinese made...

Many "Swiss" watches feature Chinese made components. Only the final assembly is done in Switzerland and then the price is set according to the "Swiss made" label. But nobody calls it a fraud...

I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-03-2019
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,374
Posted By Abbazz
Sorry for the delay but I just saw your post....

Sorry for the delay but I just saw your post.

Congratulations on the acquisition. For portraits, using a dedicated close-up lens is much easier than using extension tubes:

A close-up lens does...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-03-2019
Replies: 162
Views: 10,392
Posted By Abbazz
The MX was my first SLR (with a very sharp Pentax...

The MX was my first SLR (with a very sharp Pentax M 50mm F/1.7). I have fond memories of it, but I have since completely stopped shooting 35mm film. My Pentax 6x7 with a TTL finder is more or less...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2019
Replies: 404
Views: 25,918
Posted By Abbazz
You're welcome, Murray! Thanks, Andreas, I...

You're welcome, Murray!


Thanks, Andreas, I really appreciate your kind words. And please keep on posting your wonderful Takumar pictures!

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2019
Replies: 404
Views: 25,918
Posted By Abbazz
According to this article from Asahi Optical...

According to this article from Asahi Optical Historical Club's website (http://www.aohc.it/testi.php?id_testi=59), Asahi Optical Co. Asahi didn’t invent the multicoating, since it bought the patents...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-22-2019
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,374
Posted By Abbazz
There is one in Excellent+ condition available...

There is one in Excellent+ condition available from Keh.com. I don't know what do you want to use the lens for but it's not the best candidate for portrait work because of its rather long 5m minimum...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-31-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By Abbazz
Sorry to ask, but are you sure you load the film...

Sorry to ask, but are you sure you load the film correctly by inserting the backing paper under the first metal roll (film feeler)?

It should look like...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-29-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,603
Posted By Abbazz
If you are interested in Instax backs, check...

If you are interested in Instax backs, check this:...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2019
Replies: 404
Views: 25,918
Posted By Abbazz
You're welcome, Doug. Love those 2.3/35 pictures,...

You're welcome, Doug. Love those 2.3/35 pictures, keep them coming!

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2019
Replies: 404
Views: 25,918
Posted By Abbazz
You're welcome, kuuan. And thank you for posting...

You're welcome, kuuan. And thank you for posting these wonderful pictures. Your photographs always have a special meaning to me, as most of the places you picture are very close to my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2019
Replies: 404
Views: 25,918
Posted By Abbazz
The authoritative source remains the excellent...

The authoritative source remains the excellent The Ultimate Asahi Pentax Screw Mount Guide 1952 - 1977 by Gerjan van Oosten, but it has been out of print for quite a long time and is now worth its...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2019
Replies: 404
Views: 25,918
Posted By Abbazz
It's a very good copy of the 1950 Angénieux 35mm...

It's a very good copy of the 1950 Angénieux 35mm f/2.5 Retrofocus, the first SLR wide angle lens.

Here's the 35/2.5 Angenieux:
http://forum.mflenses.com/userpix/201810/187_Angenieux_35_25_1.png...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-24-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,694
Posted By Abbazz
Chevy by the...

Chevy by the bay
https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2378438669-5.jpg (https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2378438669.jpg)

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2378438686-5.jpg...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-23-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By Abbazz
In fact, F/8.0 1/15 at ISO 6400 is the same as...

In fact, F/8.0 1/15 at ISO 6400 is the same as F/8.0 1/125 at 51200.

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By Abbazz
Fuji did produce some interesting 3D digital...

Fuji did produce some interesting 3D digital cameras. The 3D W3 (http://www.fujifilm.com/products/3d/camera/finepix_real3dw3) is one of the most usable 3D cameras ever. It even has a 3D LCD screen...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-22-2019
Replies: 404
Views: 25,918
Posted By Abbazz
Agreed. The early Asahi Optical Co SLRs are...

Agreed. The early Asahi Optical Co SLRs are splendid works of art. Even the lowly Asahiflex IIb from 1954 has a wonderfully smooth shutter release and a build quality reminiscent of the screwmount...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-21-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 17,976
Posted By Abbazz
Last of its...

Last of its kind:

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3055574089-5.jpg (https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3055574089.jpg)

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-16-2019
Replies: 1,193
Views: 458,853
Posted By Abbazz
Beautiful Koniflex. One of my favorite...

Beautiful Koniflex. One of my favorite TLR.

Cheers!
Abbazz
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-14-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,105
Posted By Abbazz
I love the colors I get from these old 6 MPix...

I love the colors I get from these old 6 MPix CCDs. I think the Pentax *ist D has the same Sony sensor (these are straight out of camera JPEG experiments taken with an old Trioplan lens quite a while...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 8,849
Posted By Abbazz
Are you still using your...

Are you still using your Koniflex?

Cheerrs!

Abbazz
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-09-2019
Replies: 185
Views: 12,147
Posted By Abbazz
I take my most suitable kit, which is normally...

I take my most suitable kit, which is normally not my best equipement.

It's usually the most compact kit but not always. I have been traveling to some remote islands with a big Fuji 690 and three...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 404
Views: 25,918
Posted By Abbazz
It seems to be the better Super-Takumar "Model...

It seems to be the better Super-Takumar "Model II" with 7 elements in 7 groups. You can confirm by looking at the model number (next to the "Auto-Manual" switch), which should read 43871. The "Model...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 404
Views: 25,918
Posted By Abbazz
I have the SMC Pentax 28mm f/3.5, which...

I have the SMC Pentax 28mm f/3.5, which technically is not a Takumar (it's a Pentax-K bayonet lens) but is a truly exceptional lens...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2018
Replies: 3,178
Views: 760,396
Posted By Abbazz
What a tree! What a picture! Cheers! Abbazz

What a tree! What a picture!

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-27-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By Abbazz
The plugin doesn't seem to be compatible with...

The plugin doesn't seem to be compatible with Photoshop CS6. Bummer!

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-26-2018
Replies: 2,014
Views: 617,155
Posted By Abbazz
Not in...

Not in Hernandez

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3245564258-6.jpg (https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3245564258.jpg)
Rolleiflex T, Minolta Autopole, Kodak Portra 160

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-23-2018
Replies: 3,178
Views: 760,396
Posted By Abbazz
You have musim kemarau instead and the lack of...

You have musim kemarau instead and the lack of Autumn doesn't prevent you from making bold statements with a great sense of...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-15-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3,932
Posted By Abbazz
Maybe because of a certain...

Maybe because of a certain reminiscence...

http://www.artknowledgenews.com/files2009a/eggleston_memphis_tricycle.jpg
Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2018
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,374
Posted By Abbazz
6x7 135mm...

6x7 135mm F/4.0

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3230221110-6.jpg (https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3230221110.jpg)

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3230221105-6.jpg...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-13-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,882
Posted By Abbazz
My favorite "two-bodies"...

My favorite "two-bodies" kit:

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=108036&stc=1&d=1544769963

Both Panasonic GM5 fit in a very small pouch. One is usually equipped...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-06-2018
Replies: 189
Sticky: Rolleinar?
Views: 127,122
Posted By Abbazz
Your setup shown on the pictures seems correct....

Your setup shown on the pictures seems correct. The bigger unit (the one with the prism) should go on the viewing lens, with the red dot on top. On the older Rolleinars, like the one you have, this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By Abbazz
Another weird adapter: Fujica G690 to Pentax K....

Another weird adapter: Fujica G690 to Pentax K. This one allows mounting lenses for the old Fuji G690 rangefinders on Pentax cameras. I use it on my Sony...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2018
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,374
Posted By Abbazz
Yes, it seems I mixed up the pictures of both...

Yes, it seems I mixed up the pictures of both models. The Model II appears to be the one with the switch labeled "ON / OFF," while the Model I has only "ON."

When you switch on the Model I, the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2018
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,374
Posted By Abbazz
Sorry for the confusion in my first post but I...

Sorry for the confusion in my first post but I got the models wrong. Both models described in the post (the one with CdS photoresistor -let's call it "Model I"- and the one with the GaAsP photodiode...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2018
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,374
Posted By Abbazz
You're welcome! I thought the CdS prism was...

You're welcome!


I thought the CdS prism was supposed to switch off automatically after about 30 seconds.

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,976
Posted By Abbazz
Great news, Dante. Thank you for all the good...

Great news, Dante. Thank you for all the good time I spent reading your wonderful prose!

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-17-2018
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,374
Posted By Abbazz
Sorry for answering an old post, but I thought my...

Sorry for answering an old post, but I thought my answer might be useful to the community.

While there has never been any communication from Pentax about it, there are in fact two different TTL...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By Abbazz
It's indeed a bellows unit with an iris lens...

It's indeed a bellows unit with an iris lens holder mounted in front of it. The iris diaphragm blades are made of strong steel. The diameter of the iris is adjustable and can be used to hold any lens...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,475
Posted By Abbazz
See also the other thread for more info:...

See also the other thread for more info: https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=166791

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By Abbazz
Sorry, Peter, for not posting to your thread. I...

Sorry, Peter, for not posting to your thread. I will add a link there.

I have to "split" my adapters in order to limit the number I need to buy. If I had to buy a new adapter in order to mount every...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By Abbazz
I got this strange adapter recently on eBay:...

I got this strange adapter recently on eBay:

https://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3179464367-4.jpg

It's an adapter to mount Fuji G690 lenses on a Pentax-K bayonet. You know, the lenses designed...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-29-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Abbazz
Prints are made on 6x6" (about 15x15cm) paper,...

Prints are made on 6x6" (about 15x15cm) paper, while the actual dimensions of the printed image are obviously smaller and its aspect ratio varies according to the original negative.

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-24-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,227
Posted By Abbazz
Nice picture! If you can cope with the...

Nice picture!

If you can cope with the vignetting, there's one for sale on eBay (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fuji-Instax-Wide-Belair-Back-BONUS-with-Mamiya-Universal-Press-100mm-3-5-lens/183483036877)...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-23-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,227
Posted By Abbazz
You can do that with a Fuji interchangeable lens...

You can do that with a Fuji interchangeable lens APS-C mirrorless connected by wifi to an Instax printer. But most of the character of an instant picture comes from the long lens delivering a big...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-23-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,227
Posted By Abbazz
Interchangeable-lens Instax already...

Interchangeable-lens Instax already...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-18-2018
Replies: 194
Views: 38,830
Posted By Abbazz
Rangefinder is coupled but it has its own...

Rangefinder is coupled but it has its own eyepiece, separate from the viewfinder.

I love these black Heliar RF...

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2018
Replies: 363
Views: 25,248
Posted By Abbazz
Top five-O-rite

1. Fujica G690 with 180mm Fujinon TS lens
2. Pre-WWII Voigtländer Bessa "RF" with 105mm Heliar lens
3. Rolleiflex T with 75mm Tessar lens
4. Konishiroku Koniflex TLR with 85mm Hexanon lens
5 Canon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Abbazz
For the collectors, Ffordes offers a rare...

For the collectors, Ffordes offers a rare Rolleiflex T, which is part of the last batch of "Whiteface" cameras made for an order of the Royal Navy. As Zeiss couldn't provide enough 75mm Tessar...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-11-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 8,849
Posted By Abbazz
Happy anniversary (and nice photo by the way)! I...

Happy anniversary (and nice photo by the way)!

I have two Koniflex and I love the way the lens renders for portrait work. You seem to get great results from yours!

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-11-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By Abbazz
Great portrait! Nowadays, it is common knowledge...

Great portrait!

Nowadays, it is common knowledge that 135mm is a useless focal length, with 85-105mm ideal for portrait and 180-200mm for telephoto work! But I have always preferred 135mm for...
Forum: Other RF 06-20-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By Abbazz
Leicashop in Vienna has a few Compass for sale,...

Leicashop in Vienna has a few Compass for sale, although not for cheap...


There's a nice rollfilm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2018
Replies: 412
Views: 20,374
Posted By Abbazz
There might be...

There might be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By Abbazz
On-Step Monobath BW Developer

Sorry if this has already been discussed here, but I just heard of this new product developped by Film Photography Project. It's a combined developper + stop bath + fixer in one pre-mixed solution....
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-09-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 7,940
Posted By Abbazz
I read "Zoom Magazine" for the superb quality of...

I read "Zoom Magazine" for the superb quality of the pictures featured.

http://imgs.zinio.com/dag/500688260/2017/416406205/cover.jpg?width=370&height=477

Zoom was an iconic photography magazine...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 12,512
Posted By Abbazz
21 + 40 + 90 covers pretty much every possible...

21 + 40 + 90 covers pretty much every possible situation for me, with the 40mm being used the most by far (90% of the pictures I take).

When shooting with the Sony A7II, I usually have a 40mm Nokton...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,856
Posted By Abbazz
The website says: "Tank capacity: 270 – 500...

The website says: "Tank capacity: 270 – 500 ml"

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-15-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 22,739
Posted By Abbazz
+1. A big Chinese company with a strong presence...

+1.

A big Chinese company with a strong presence on the smartphone market, like Xiaomi for example, could be interested. Let's not forget that most of the cameras sold today come attached to a...
Forum: Travel 01-14-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4,152
Posted By Abbazz
So many great pictures, Andreas, thank you for...

So many great pictures, Andreas, thank you for sharing them! I think you succeeded in capturing Myanmar's spirit.

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-08-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 56,708
Posted By Abbazz
Very sad news indeed. All my condolences to his...

Very sad news indeed. All my condolences to his family and friends.

Abbazz
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-05-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,734
Posted By Abbazz
If you can find one, I suggest you get a Telka...

If you can find one, I suggest you get a Telka III camera.

The Telka is a very nice 6x9 folder that was build in the 1950s by French manufacturer Demaria-Lapierre. It uses 120 rollfilm, has a big...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-01-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 29,674
Posted By Abbazz
I have the chance to own a Moskva 5 that is...

I have the chance to own a Moskva 5 that is either a prototype or an intelligently modified model. It has a combined viewfinder/rangefinder so you can frame the picture and focus at the same time. It...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-26-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,407
Posted By Abbazz
Hi Dante, The Op-Tech lugs have a nylon...

Hi Dante,

The Op-Tech lugs have a nylon retaining slide that locks in place between the metal part of the lug and the camera body:

http://www.camerahunter.com/images/large/bstrap3_full.JPG
Picture...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-07-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,670
Posted By Abbazz
Jeanloup Sieff is famous for his pictures taken...

Jeanloup Sieff is famous for his pictures taken with a 21mm Leica lens. But he also used various cameras and lenses. I believe his famous portraits of Jane Birkin might have been taken with a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-29-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,185
Posted By Abbazz
And Cosina-Voigtländer's own 12mm......

And Cosina-Voigtländer's own 12mm... :D

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-29-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,587
Posted By Abbazz
Here are a few pictures taken recently with the...

Here are a few pictures taken recently with the 21 Ultron on the Sony A7 (full size images available by clicking on the pictures below):

http://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v153/p1825675551-4.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-29-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,587
Posted By Abbazz
Hi Jan, I have the 21 Ultron and the 12...

Hi Jan,

I have the 21 Ultron and the 12 UW-Heliar (not he 15) that I use on my Sony A7. They are real really different beasts.

I view the 21 as a multipurpose wide, very useful for street...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-13-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 6,019
Posted By Abbazz
No, it's the rewind crank ;) Cheers! Abbazz

No, it's the rewind crank ;)

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: RFF Polls 01-12-2016
Replies: 610
Views: 112,153
Posted By Abbazz
Mine was a "square" model Voigtländer Vitoret...

Mine was a "square" model Voigtländer Vitoret like the one pictured below (picture credit: http://tunnel13.com/cameras/vitoret.htm) that I got for my minth birthday.

It must be somewhere in a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 5,444
Posted By Abbazz
I pertty much agree with the above quote :D; I...

I pertty much agree with the above quote :D; I just would like to add that the Macro Takumar 100/4 is not only good for macro, it's also a wonderful portait lens, if you can live with the F/4 max...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-12-2015
Replies: 83
Poll: GW690 gas
Views: 33,435
Posted By Abbazz
As stated by Dante in the post you quoted, you...

As stated by Dante in the post you quoted, you can't go wrong with the 50/5.6 lens (if you can find one). Its field of view is roughly the same as a 20mm lens on 24x36 but the huge 6x9 negative...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-15-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,619
Posted By Abbazz
See my post on the otheer thread:...

See my post on the otheer thread: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2436887&postcount=62

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-14-2015
Replies: 83
Poll: GW690 gas
Views: 33,435
Posted By Abbazz
The 180 lens is not more difficult to focus than...

The 180 lens is not more difficult to focus than the 100 normal lens because of its limited aperture (f/5.6) and minimum focus (2.5m). In fact, when looking at this lens or at the 150mm lens, it...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-24-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 15,734
Posted By Abbazz
And which side would the bum(o)p have to be moved...

And which side would the bum(o)p have to be moved to exactly? Unless there are two different A7 models for left-eyed and right-eyed photographers, I don't think it would be a good idea to shift it...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-26-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 7,607
Posted By Abbazz
Nice setup. For street shooting, I like to shoot...

Nice setup.

For street shooting, I like to shoot from the hip with the FlipBac (http://www.flipbac.com/) mirror anglefinder, using my RX100 like a digital Rolleiflex lookalike (sorry for the crappy...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-15-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 6,067
Posted By Abbazz
The Pearl III is a modern 4.5 x 6 folder, with a...

The Pearl III is a modern 4.5 x 6 folder, with a coupled rangefinder and auto-stop film advance (no need for a red window). It is a somewhat rare, therefore rather expensive camera. Here's a page on...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-26-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 6,458
Posted By Abbazz
I want one! :bang: Cheers! Abbazz

I want one! :bang:

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-10-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 9,558
Posted By Abbazz
I am a happy user of the Bessa RF. In fact, I...

I am a happy user of the Bessa RF. In fact, I have two of them, both with the Heliar lens. I bought them when it was still easy to get a Heliar equipped one for under $200, but the prices have gone...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-20-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 19,799
Posted By Abbazz
Thanks for the kind words, Texsport. I apologize...

Thanks for the kind words, Texsport. I apologize for posting the same old pictures again, but I must admit that I have no other pictures digitized at the moment.

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-19-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 19,799
Posted By Abbazz
As stated by Texsport, the original G690 with...

As stated by Texsport, the original G690 with interchangeable lenses would be better suited for tight portraits with its 100mm lens — which provides a slightly greater magnification at its minimum...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-04-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,382
Posted By Abbazz
http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/230386/sl...

http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/230386/slide_230386_1052731_free.jpg

:D

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-04-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,382
Posted By Abbazz
He used a 1962 Rolleiflex!...

He used a 1962 Rolleiflex! http://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v47/p463526186.jpg

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-04-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,502
Posted By Abbazz
A telephoto, I guess. May I ask which...

A telephoto, I guess. May I ask which lens?

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-03-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,482
Posted By Abbazz
645 is roughly 2.5 times the size of 35mm, and...

645 is roughly 2.5 times the size of 35mm, and the qualitative benefit is definitely there!

If you don't print square, then 6x6 is in fact the same size as 645.

6x9 is two times the size of 645, so...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-30-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,482
Posted By Abbazz
What about a Fuji GA645zi

I would suggest a Fuji GA645Zi. It's about the same size as the Bronica RF645 (a bit less bulky in fact, because the lens collapses when not in use).

At first sight, the zoom lens seems rather...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-14-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 15,235
Posted By Abbazz
Dude, the EF-x20 is maybe a nice option for...

Dude, the EF-x20 is maybe a nice option for owners of the Fuji X-Pro1 but for everyone else, $228.99 (B&H) for a flash with a GN of 20 (in meters) and no tilt or swivel may not be the bargain of the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-08-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 9,250
Posted By Abbazz
Here are the scans from Jason Schneider's review...

Here are the scans from Jason Schneider's review (from Modern Photography and not Shutterbug,...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-07-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 9,250
Posted By Abbazz
IIRC, there was a nice writeup by Jason Schneider...

IIRC, there was a nice writeup by Jason Schneider in Shutterbug. I think I have it somewhere, I could dig it up and scan it if you are interested.

Cheers,

Abbazz
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-23-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,360
Posted By Abbazz
Hi Giorgio, I'm not really mute : That's just...

Hi Giorgio,

I'm not really mute :



That's just that I have not done side-by-side testing, on the same subjects, with the same lighting, etc. My overall impression is just that both lenses are very...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-20-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,360
Posted By Abbazz
+1 Cheers! Abbazz

+1

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-19-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,360
Posted By Abbazz
I have not done extensive testing, but image...

I have not done extensive testing, but image quality seems to be at least as good or even better on the F/5.6 lens. Those Super-Agulon / Biogon type wide angles are indeed very good: they are one of...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-12-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,930
Posted By Abbazz
There's one...

There's one here:

http://www.keh.com/camera/Fuji-Medium-Format-Lens-Shades-and-Hoods/1/sku-FM279990338900?r=FE

You can see it's a rare item from the price asked: $29 for a tiny piece of plastic......
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-22-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By Abbazz
If you want to go smaller, I warmly recommend the...

If you want to go smaller, I warmly recommend the Fuji GA654zi.

We are a few photographers here using this amazing little camera with great results. It's relatively small and light for a medium...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-27-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 7,747
Posted By Abbazz
Impressive gear! Those big Fujis are addictive,...

Impressive gear! Those big Fujis are addictive, ain't they?

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-05-2012
Replies: 1,216
Views: 434,665
Posted By Abbazz
+1 Cheers! Abbazz

+1

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-17-2011
Replies: 86
Views: 22,215
Posted By Abbazz
4.5x6, 6x6, 6x7 and 6x9 are conventional...

4.5x6, 6x6, 6x7 and 6x9 are conventional denominations but they do not reflect the actual size of the pictures taken by these cameras. Usually, 4.5x6 is 40.5 x 56mm, 6x6 is 56 x 56mm, 6x7 is 56 x...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-11-2011
Replies: 124
Views: 32,363
Posted By Abbazz
One more wonderful picture! Thanks for these...

One more wonderful picture! Thanks for these great series, daxingwuxiang.

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 6,229
Posted By Abbazz
You can find a great resource about Bronica...

You can find a great resource about Bronica cameras (including user manuals and info posted on various photography lists) at the Medium Format Photogrqphy Megasite...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-26-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,514
Posted By Abbazz
Thanks for the follow-up. I guess it's time for...

Thanks for the follow-up. I guess it's time for me to take the Auto-up out of the closet and give it a spin...

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-14-2011
Replies: 86
Views: 22,215
Posted By Abbazz
Yep, sturdy machines, I would say. Those big...

Yep, sturdy machines, I would say.

Those big Fujis are so basic that they are almost indestructible. There is no electronics (no battery) and almost no moving part inside the camera body, because...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-01-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,514
Posted By Abbazz
Hi guys, Sorry for not showing up when...

Hi guys,

Sorry for not showing up when requested, but I was away during these last few weeks with very limited access to the Internet.:D

I see that Texsport has answered his own question about the...
Forum: RFF News 05-23-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 24,340
Posted By Abbazz
I use TouchBB on one of my fora. It's free and...

I use TouchBB on one of my fora. It's free and works very well:

http://www.messageforums.net/iphoneforumreader.php?get=script

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-20-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6,473
Posted By Abbazz
A few pictures from little known "Heliar" lenses....

A few pictures from little known "Heliar" lenses. First, the single coated Takumar 58/2.4:

http://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/v3/p908643185.jpg

http://abbazz.zenfolio.com/img/v3/p680006095.jpg

Then...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-19-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,693
Posted By Abbazz
If the price is right, buy the 645zi with the...

If the price is right, buy the 645zi with the faulty LCD then, buy this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130455770193).

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-18-2011
Replies: 1,216
Views: 434,665
Posted By Abbazz
Wonderful picture! Cheers! Abbazz

Wonderful picture!

Cheers!
Abbazz
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 05-18-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 11,097
Posted By Abbazz
Or a documentary about the...

Or a documentary about the IMF...:D

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-03-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By Abbazz
Yes, something like the Contax AX, which was a...

Yes, something like the Contax AX, which was a modern autofocus SLR using image plane focusing: http://photo.net/equipment/contax/ax

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-13-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 10,232
Posted By Abbazz
For certain sellers, "CLA-ed" really means...

For certain sellers, "CLA-ed" really means "C-ed": the camera and lens have been wiped clean, while the shutter has been soaked in lighter fluid. Collimation, rangefinder calibration and shutter...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-24-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,651
Posted By Abbazz
There is a GL690 with 3 lenses (50, 100, 180) for...

There is a GL690 with 3 lenses (50, 100, 180) for sale in Marseille (France). Price asked for the set is 1,200 Euros (including both viewfinders for the 50 and 180 lenses), which is quite reasonable...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-24-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,651
Posted By Abbazz
There are also a 50/5.6 superwide (extremely...

There are also a 50/5.6 superwide (extremely rare) and a 180/5.6 telephoto, which is somewhat easier to find than the 150mm lens. All are excellent, but the 50mm is the absolute stunner: 21mm...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,460
Posted By Abbazz
I have all of these cameras (my Mess Ikonta is a...

I have all of these cameras (my Mess Ikonta is a 524/16 though, the 6x6 model) and my favorites are the Agfa Record and Mess Ikonta. They are both well built and they deliver great pictures. In fact,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-23-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 4,450
Posted By Abbazz
I have been using the E-P1 with manual focus...

I have been using the E-P1 with manual focus lenses for more than one year with great success. Like efix, I find focusing on the LCD quite doable, with a bit of practice. With lenses over 100mm and...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-15-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,472
Posted By Abbazz
Good price for this kit. The 150mm lens alone is...

Good price for this kit. The 150mm lens alone is quite rare and you should be able to sell it for more than half the total price you paid. That is, if you don't want to keep it, of course, which I...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-15-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,044
Posted By Abbazz
The 645zi is a fine camera. The lens is tack...

The 645zi is a fine camera. The lens is tack sharp and the whole thing is a great pleasure to use. F/6.9 at the tele end is not much of a problem in medium format IMHO. You can use Fuji Pro 800z with...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-08-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 15,906
Posted By Abbazz
Hi Dante, You have to try by yourself. I have...

Hi Dante,

You have to try by yourself. I have tried Panasonic and Olympus M4/3 cameras, as well as Sony's Next series. The Sony cameras are nice and have a bigger sensor, but they are much to...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-02-2010
Replies: 92
Views: 33,151
Posted By Abbazz
Look Mum, no camera! :D Cheers! Abbazz

Look Mum, no camera! :D

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-02-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,745
Posted By Abbazz
Sorry but the edges on my Canon 50/0.95, even...

Sorry but the edges on my Canon 50/0.95, even when used on full frame 35mm, are much sharper than on this CCTV lens -- and it's almost 2 stops faster.

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-01-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 4,228
Posted By Abbazz
And even more trouble processing the...

And even more trouble processing the film...

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-22-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,952
Posted By Abbazz
The focal lenth does not "determine" distortion,...

The focal lenth does not "determine" distortion, and a 25mm lens doesn't deliver "unflattering portraits" either. It's the distance to the subject that causes distortion and shooting at close range...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-22-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 25,250
Posted By Abbazz
Thanks for the great video. Maybe this will make...

Thanks for the great video. Maybe this will make more people unsterstand the relationship between point of view, perspective and focal length, and we won't see anymore those stupid "zoom with your...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-18-2010
Replies: 89
Views: 16,491
Posted By Abbazz
Both eyes closed :D! More seriously, I can use...

Both eyes closed :D!

More seriously, I can use either eye but I prefer the left one, because I find it easier to shoot long exposures (the camera is more stable, being in contact with the nose and...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-16-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 7,235
Posted By Abbazz
Be gentle, the guy might be typing on his VT05...

Be gentle, the guy might be typing on his VT05 terminal (uppercase ASCII characters only on 20 rows by 72 columns display, with a whopping 300 Bauds full-duplex mode)...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-09-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 7,604
Posted By Abbazz
Couldn't agree more. A modern 6x9 with a 50mm...

Couldn't agree more. A modern 6x9 with a 50mm lens would be much more attractive than a 6x7 and would not fear competition from the Mamiya 7 II.

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-30-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 6,038
Posted By Abbazz
I have reasons to believe this new camera will be...

I have reasons to believe this new camera will be a Canon mirrorless camera, not a real rangefinder. Why would I bother with a Canon evil camera, while my E-P1 does the job wonderfully? And I very...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,835
Posted By Abbazz
There are a few Apo Lanthar 90/3.5 SLI left for...

There are a few Apo Lanthar 90/3.5 SLI left for sale on Cameraquest for about twice the price they sold when they were released. Do the Apo Lanthar lenses have reached the status of Veblen goods...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,835
Posted By Abbazz
The main advantage of the Cosina Voigtländer lens...

The main advantage of the Cosina Voigtländer lens is that it's an apochromatic lens. It means it's corrected for chromatic aberrations, even longitudinal chromatic aberration. Try to shoot this with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,835
Posted By Abbazz
:bang::bang::bang: Cheers! Abbazz

:bang::bang::bang:

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-25-2010
Replies: 142
Views: 29,664
Posted By Abbazz
You're welcome. Right, the front shutter...

You're welcome.


Right, the front shutter release appeared on the GL690 in 1973. The kind of clever idea that turns out to be plain stupid!

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-24-2010
Replies: 142
Views: 29,664
Posted By Abbazz
For those mainly interested in the 100mm lens,...

For those mainly interested in the 100mm lens, the best bargain is to buy a cheap Fuji G690 (the first model) with a damaged darkslide. The darkslide is used to protect the film when changing lenses,...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2010
Replies: 142
Views: 29,664
Posted By Abbazz
Lots of superb pictures in this thread. Many...

Lots of superb pictures in this thread. Many thanks to TWoK, JohnTF, LeicaM3, Charlie Lemay, P C Headland and C_R for posting them.

For those interested in the old Fuji G690 with interchangeable...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-29-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 7,396
Posted By Abbazz
Thousands flying cow sh*ts! The holy grail of 6x9...

Thousands flying cow sh*ts! The holy grail of 6x9 folders!

Look how it glows!

Cheers!

Abbazz
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-25-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By Abbazz
For Angels, I'm not sure, but here's Santa's...

For Angels, I'm not sure, but here's Santa's finder:
http://www.noradsanta.org/en/index.html

[Sorry, couldn't resist!]

Merry Christmas!

Abbazz
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-17-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,313
Posted By Abbazz
You definitely have to go to Ubud and stay at...

You definitely have to go to Ubud and stay at least a few days in a small hotel in the rice fields there to listen to the bull frogs song. I personally recommend the Alam Indah...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-17-2009
Replies: 60
Views: 6,370
Posted By Abbazz
Maybe what we need is a high quality version of...

Maybe what we need is a high quality version of this, specially adapted for Micro...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-17-2009
Replies: 76
Views: 12,778
Posted By Abbazz
Thanks guys for the kind words. These are small...

Thanks guys for the kind words.


These are small niches arranged in a large conical shape. Each niche contains a small representation of Tejraprabha, the Blazing Light Buddha, and each is equipped...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 11-17-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 4,276
Posted By Abbazz
The biggest issue with between-lens shutters, as...

The biggest issue with between-lens shutters, as opposed to focal-plane shutters, is that they have an efficiency which varies according to the shutter speed and also to the lens aperture.

When the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-17-2009
Replies: 76
Views: 12,778
Posted By Abbazz
Thanks Jim. The bokeh of the Pansonic 20/1.7 is...

Thanks Jim. The bokeh of the Pansonic 20/1.7 is quite good for a widish lens. Here's a series of pictures taken with only varying the distance from the camera to the foreground subject. Note how the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-15-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 8,835
Posted By Abbazz
I would say it makes perfect sense. To me, at...

I would say it makes perfect sense. To me, at least...

Cheers!

Abbazz
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